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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.
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.
CASY plans Orientation I, II trainings Feb. 4, 22
Chances and Services for Youth, or CASY, provides Orientation I training for those interested in becoming a licensed child care provider. Orientation I is part one of two trainings on opening a child care site. It is a start-up workshop for those interested in opening a Licensed Family Child Care Home, Licensed Child Care Center or Unlicensed Registered Ministry.
Anniversary listings: Jan. 26, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Plew
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wentz
Wedding listings: Jan. 26, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Soybean management workshop deadline Jan. 21
The Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension Bi-State Agriculture Programs are collaborating to offer a soybean management workshop.
Program registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in The Beef House in Covington. Presenters will begin at 1p.m.
Engagement listing: Jan. 19, 2013
Eagle viewing day Jan. 25 at Cayuga
For the 19th consecutive year, Duke Energy Indiana’s Cayuga electric generating station will host its annual eagle viewing day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25.
Farm program Annie’s Project to be offered in Brazil
The 2014 session of Annie’s Project — a program developed to empower farm women to be better business partners — is scheduled each Monday night from Feb. 3 through March 10 in Brazil.
14th Annual Eagle Watch Weekend at Lake Monroe
The 14th annual Eagle Watch Weekend soars at Lake Monroe this Friday through Jan. 26.
Purdue, Illinois extensions to host Spring Garden Seminar
The Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension Bi-State Agriculture Programs are collaborating to offer a Spring Garden Seminar.
The program will take place Thursday in The Beef House at Covington. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner promptly at 6.
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.
‘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.
Photo Gallery: The Best of 2013 in Photos
Tribune-Star photographers showcase favorite works of 2013
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.
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.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A pumpkin dessert for Christmas
Merry Christmas! I love pumpkin pie. Pumpkin any way you have it is good.
Wedding listing: Dec. 22, 2013
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.
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.”
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.
TRIED 'N' TRUE: Tea party cookies, lemon and orange
When you get done with these cookies, you will have two different flavors. Our grandkids loved to make the balls and roll them in powered sugar. I can’t remember when I first got this recipe, but it has to have been at least 40 years ago.
Francis Rowe celebrates 95th Dec. 14
Francis “Rowdy” Rowe will celebrate his 95th birthday on Dec. 14, 2013.
Wedding listings: Dec. 8, 2013
Anniversary listings: Dec. 8, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Bowden
Mr. and Mrs. David Hunter
Walk of a Lifetime: Writer discovers views fit for a painting while walking the cliffs of Prout’s Neck, home to famous artist Winslow Homer’s seaside studio
Editor’s Note: Today, we continue the New England Journal as Mike Lunsford writes of a day walking the Maine seacoast in search of the great artist, Winslow Homer. Join Mike in January for the fifth installment of this series as he visits Edna St. Vincent Millay’s rural New York farm, Steepletop.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Sustainability hubs will leave the world a better place
There is something powerful that happens when people ban together for greater good. In many cities throughout the United States there are sustainability hubs. While each one is uniquely different, they all have the common theme of leaving the world better than when they entered into it.
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