News From Terre Haute, Indiana


  • Friends Of Bob & Tom Comedy Show coming to Tilson Feb. 22

    The Friends Of Bob & Tom Comedy Show will be coming to Indiana State University’s Tilson Auditorium, 200 N. Seventh St., at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22.
    The show presents a rotating ensemble of comedians to stages across America. Each live comedy show features several headliners heard on “The Bob & Tom Show.”

    January 30, 2014

  • Mutchner Wall Flowing forward: As Riverscape leader retires, he sees great things ahead for the Wabash River

    An iconic photo of Harry Truman hangs in John Mutchner’s office.
    The walls of that room and others inside Mutchner’s scenic eastside home offer glimpses of his interests, from auto racing to basketball to political history. The famous picture of a triumphant Truman, hoisting an erroneous “Dewey Defeats Truman” Chicago Tribune headline, rests neatly framed alongside a 1952 campaign button and an autographed notecard from the former president.

    January 26, 2014 6 Photos

  • YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Bird feeder ignites passion for feathered friends in 15-year-old

    In a dimly lit room, avid bird watchers gather for the annual Wabash Valley Audubon Society Photo Night at the Vigo County Public Library. One by one, presenters flipped through their photos to show off unique birds they saw throughout the year. When a presenter is stumped on the identification of a bird they photographed, the crowd works together to identify the bird. One photo in particular took these veteran birders longer than average to call out the identification.

    January 26, 2014

  • Jackie Lindley logo.jpg TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A really good chocolate chip cake recipe

    Last September, I bought two cookbooks from Dunlap Methodist Church, one for me and one for my grandson, Tyler, who wants to be a chef. I told him the best cookbooks are ones from churches and different organizations. They have been tried.

    January 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • McDaniel GIRLS TREE .jpg Images and Words at the Swope Art Museum Feb. 7 to March 22

    During 2014, the Swope Art Museum will focus on the relationship between art and literature, beginning with three exhibitions that open on Feb. 7. “Craig McDaniel: The Story of E and Other Love Letters” and “Inward Eye: Richard Anuszkiewicz and William Blake,” will be on view from Feb. 7 to March 8 in the Haslem and Hodge Galleries and Gallery Three, while “From the Swope’s Collection: Selected Art Inspired by Literature,” will be on view from Feb. 7 to March 22 in the Education Gallery. The exhibitions are made possible by the Alliance of the Swope.

    January 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Community Theatre to present Steve Martin comedy through Feb. 2

    Community Theatre of Terre Haute warms up the cold winter season with a Steve Martin comedy, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.” It opens this Friday and continues through the weekend. Additional performances are Jan. 31 through Feb. 2.

    January 23, 2014

  • “Into the Woods" Sisters of Providence accepting entries to Youth Art Contest through March 5

    Wabash Valley artists ages 5-18 are invited to enter their creative, artistic masterpiece in the Sisters of Providence’s eighth annual Youth Art Contest. Submissions are now being accepted, through 4 p.m. March 5 at Owens Hall Reception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

    January 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Becky Price/Mercy Ships (1).JPG Hope Awakened: On a floating hospital, Terre Haute nurse sees lives of needy transformed

    The woman was 24 years old. She weighed 70 pounds.
    She had young children and, for a long time, a heavy burden. A tumor, large as her head, engulfed her jaw. Eating and breathing became all but impossible for her. Undoubtedly, she’d been ostracized because of it, too. Such cases are rare in the Western world, but they occur frequently in the Republic of Congo. The coastal African nation has just one doctor for every 20,000 people.

    January 19, 2014 8 Photos

  • Hewitt, Howard.jpg GRAPE SENSE: Moscato, red wine blends and a movement toward digital

    The only good thing about looking forward at the start of the year is no one remembers your predictions a week or so later. That said, there are lots of trends and movement in the wine world which will have an impact on the average wine drinker.
    As we enter 2014, it makes sense to look ahead a bit.

    January 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jackie Lindley logo.jpg TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: You asked for it: Recipe for Peach Bread so easy

    I have been asked for some peach recipes. Since I’m allergic and can’t eat peaches, I haven’t actually tried this recipe. Husband Gene loves peaches. I thought this recipe sounded good.

    January 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • WEAVE.JPG Annual Fiber Frolic coming up at St. Mary-of-the-Woods

    White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, will continue a decade-long tradition Jan. 24 to 26, with its annual Fiber Frolic.

    January 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Calling all artists: ‘What Does Kindness Look Like’ to you?

    In honor of National Random Acts of Kindness Month, which is in February, Arts Illiana is proposing a challenge: Create artwork that shows what you think kindness looks like for an exhibition.

    January 16, 2014

  • Community Semester Series to feature ‘Crossroads’ theme

    The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana State University plans a semester-long series of lectures, performances and activities centered on the theme of “Crossroads” to share with the Wabash Valley, beginning today.

    January 16, 2014

  • MET 010414 GEOLOGY 3.jpg Rock Collector: Indiana Coal Council president loves rocks, fossils and 4-H

    You might say Bruce Stevens grew up with lots of pet rocks.
    Scavenging for rocks and fossils as a boy near his home at Coalmont launched Stevens’ fascination with geology. His love of all things sedimentary led him to a successful career in hydrology, reclamation and the coal industry.

    January 12, 2014 4 Photos

  • Rob Robbins profile ‘I shoot to share’: River City showcases photography of Rob Robbins

    The Vigo County Public Library and the River City Art Association will show the photographic art of the late Rob Robbins for the month of January.
    Robbins, a native of Terre Haute, was a prize-winning photographer who stated, “I shoot to share.” He was strictly a digital photographer who switched from film around 1998.

    January 9, 2014 4 Photos

  • Sinfonietta Pops rehearsals begin, concert Feb. 9

    The Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra has begun rehearsals for the second half of its concert season.
    Music director James N. Chesterson encourages all string players in the Wabash Valley area to consider performing with the sinfonietta.

    January 9, 2014

  • Tickets on sale now for Feb. 1 Soup Bowl Benefit

    Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual Soup Bowl Benefit, an evening of music, conversation, soup and bread happening on Feb. 1 in the Maryland Community Church atrium from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

    January 9, 2014

  • Millay at Steepletop.jpg ‘Afternoon on a Hill’: The formal poet who led an informal life — Edna St. Vincent Millay

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Today, we continue the New England Journal as Mike Lunsford writes of an afternoon exploring the rural gardens and home of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay near Austerlitz, N.Y. Join Lunsford in February for the sixth installment of this series as he wanders along the wooded shorelines of Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park.

    January 5, 2014 6 Photos

  • Jose Pablo Cantillo.jpg No Intermission: Character meets demise on ‘Walking Dead,’ but lively acting career continues for Terre Haute’s Jose Pablo Cantillo

    Characters often make dramatic exits from television shows.
    Few could top Terre Haute-raised actor Jose Pablo Cantillo’s departure last month from AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
    The scene occurred in the fourth season of cable TV’s most popular drama series ever.

    December 22, 2013 2 Photos

  • GRAPE SENSE: Can’t go wrong with Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon as gifts

    A bottle of wine is an easy and often-appreciated holiday gift. Whether it’s a traditional Christmas present or a gift brought to a social occasion as a “thank you,” wine is a big part of many holiday celebrations.

    December 22, 2013

  • TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A pumpkin dessert for Christmas

    Merry Christmas! I love pumpkin pie. Pumpkin any way you have it is good.

    December 22, 2013

  • santa rudolph.jpg Santa, reindeer games, crafts, movies and more Dec. 21 at The Indiana

    The Indiana Theatre & Event Center will host “A Very Merry Indiana Christmas” on Saturday, presenting the opportunity for families to start a new tradition.
    The event will include guest appearances by Santa and the Grinch as part of “Santa’s Reindeer Games” that will include a Christmas storybook station, personalized ornament making, cookie decorating and video games presented by Terre Haute’s eBash Video Game Center.

    December 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Bigger eldredge.jpg Country star to return home for ‘Brett Eldredge Day’

    Atlantic Records’ Brett Eldredge wraps up the best year yet of his career at the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay Year-End Chart. In a year marked with a series of memorable milestones, the powerhouse vocalist not only had one of the top, most-played country songs with “Don’t Ya,” he also released his debut album, “Bring You Back,” scored his first No. 1 single with “Don’t Ya” and received a CMA nomination for New Artist of the Year.
    After just wrapping up his first headlining club tour, Eldredge is scheduled to return to his roots when he is to be honored in his hometown of Paris, Ill., at “Brett Eldredge Day” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Paris High School.

    December 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Comedy, music, hors d’oeuvres at The Landing

    The Landing at Fort Harrison will present a New Year’s Eve party Dec. 31 complete with a Comedy Show with Donnie Baker from the Bob & Tom Show, music by local band “The Broken Road” and a champagne toast at midnight. A cash bar will be open starting at 6 p.m.

    December 19, 2013

  • David Hanners Telling stories in song

    Pieces of Terre Haute’s infamous past gather dust in the town’s metaphorical attic. Closed-up, old baggage — forever linked, like it or not, to the historical record.
    Real people lived through those times, but as generations pass, memories of those characters fade and disappear.

    December 15, 2013 2 Photos

  • ABB Cast.jpg Effingham Center bringing ‘Home for Holidays’ show

    “Home for the Holidays-American Big Band” is bringing all-time Christmas favorites from Bing to Buble to the Effingham Performance Center at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 19.

    December 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • BOW DEC 2013.jpg Chorus, Quartets offer their holiday concert Dec. 15

    The Terre Haute Banks of the Wabash Chorus and Quartets will be presenting their annual Christmas show concert on Sunday at Harmony Hall.
    The concert, titled “Home for Christmas,” is to start at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Harmony Hall is at 1257 Lafayette Ave., in Twelve Points on the near north side of Terre Haute.

    December 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry Lee.JPG Rock ‘piano pumper’ Terry Lee bringing his show to Boot City Opry Dec. 14

    Rockin’ Terry Lee, “the Rock ’n’ Roll international piano pumper,” returns to the Boot City Opry stage on Saturday.
    Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band is a show band built around the lightning fast rockaboogie piano playing.
    Lee is backed by his long-time Rockaboogie Band with seasoned guitarist Jack E. Harden, who has played professionally for more than 20 years.

    December 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • MET 112913 STATUE.jpg Effort under way to restore Civil War monument to original grandeur; ‘Soldier of the West’ unique in state of Indiana

    “How sleep the brave, who sink to rest with all their country’s wishes blest.”

    A lone soldier sits atop Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle. He is seated with his foot on a cannon of long ago, looking westward, perhaps toward the future he fought for. “He” is a stone memorial, rising nearly 30 feet in the historic cemetery. He represents all the men, young and old, from Putnam County who fought and died in the Civil War, and he is aptly titled “Soldier of the West.”

    December 8, 2013 8 Photos

  • GRAPE SENSE: Riedel has been creating grape-specific glasses for nearly 50 years

    Anyone serious about wine has probably learned the size of the glass can have an impact on the taste of the wine. You’ve probably seen all those different size and shaped Riedel crystal wine glasses in shops or advertisements and thought it was all silly.

    December 8, 2013

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