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Veterans invited to free lunch Nov. 11 at Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse at 2941 S. Third St. invites veterans and active members of U.S. military to a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Every Texas Roadhouse location across the nation will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of the armed forces for their service.
Friends exhibit on display at library this November
The Vigo County Public Library is recognizing its Friends of the Library group as part of the sixth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. A Friends display will remain on exhibit in the library through November.
Jeanne Nugent celebrates 90 years Nov. 8
Jeanne B. Nugent of Brazil will celebrate her 90th birthday with family and friends on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
Make connections Nov. 13 at Coffee with a Cop
A new community program, Coffee with a Cop, will debut Nov. 13 and continue the second Wednesday of each month from 8 to 10 a.m. in The Meeting Grounds Coffee House at 619 Washington Ave.
ANNIVERSARIES listing: Nov. 3, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. William A. ‘Bill’ Malone
Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Sutton
‘Abraham’s Family’: New musical illuminates common ground, value of respect the three Abrahamic faiths can share
At a table inside a Denny’s in Terre Haute on a July night in 2012, a trio of theatrical writers conjured a bold idea.
They considered creating a musical based on the story of Abraham, a religious figure to whom three faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — trace their ancestries.
GRAPE SENSE: A great wine buy and an even better story of goodwill
A great story has long been an awesome ingredient to generating sales and goodwill. Often, we Midwesterners think we have the market cornered on those feel-good, helping-the-neighbor-out stories that move people — if not product.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: Caramel apple cake an alternative to just apples
This is the season for caramel apples. I love them. But I don’t get them. They are hard on the teeth, at least mine. I guess that is why I like this cake. And with apples in season now, it is so easy to make.
DNA and genealogy topic of Nov. 5 program
The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will be offering a presentation on “Using DNA to Enhance Genealogical Research” on Nov. 5. The program will be presented by Tim Phipps and will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Exchange candy for a toy Nov. 1-6 at Kool Smiles office
Kool Smiles is coordinating for the second year a program designed to give kids’ teeth a post-Halloween break. Called Operation Troop Treats, the program encourages children to exchange candy for a toy.
Dana forest project receives state recognition
On Oct. 16, the Indiana Urban Forest Council recognized the Dana Urban Forest Project as its 2013 Outstanding Project. The award was presented at the IUFC’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.
‘Helping Heroes’ volunteers to serve veterans Nov. 9
The Housing MAPPING Team, known as City Wide Pride, will have a “Helping Heroes” event from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 9 in Martinsville, Ill., to assist veterans and their families by doing odd jobs around their homes.
Deer hunters feeding hungry Hoosiers
This fall, Hoosiers who need help will be able to put more food on the table, thanks to deer hunters and the Sportsman’s Benevolence Fund of the Department of Natural Resources Division of Law Enforcement.
Musical explorer: Quest to see the world is a full-circle journey for Marshall native Chris Bennett
Marshall lies 5,553 miles away from the mountains of Tahiti, far too distant to see from the French Polynesian island paradise.
The small Illinois town can’t be spotted from Germany, either. Or Los Angeles. Or Croatia.
Chris Bennett has performed in all those far-away places, and many others, but her heart needs no GPS to locate her hometown.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Recycling at the fair makes a notable difference
Fair time has come and gone, but there is one simple fact that remains after the rides have been packed up and the food vendors have driven away: The trash from fairgoers remains at the landfill. The amount of waste year after year sits in the landfill, until there is too much trash and a new landfill must be created.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: An old trusted jerky recipe
This jerky recipe is old. My grandmother would dry it in the oven. I have a dehydrator. I have done the drying both ways.
Purdue Extension to present ‘Forage Management for Beef Producers’ Nov. 11
The Purdue Extension is offering a program titled “Forage Management for Beef Producers” for those who want to learn about the best winter forage management practices, the nutritional quality of forages and related issues. It will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Clay County Fairgrounds, 6656 N. Indiana 59, Brazil.
White Violet Center cooking class Oct. 29 at Clabber Girl
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods ministry focused on care of Earth, will be offering a basic cooking class from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at Clabber Girl Kitchen at Ninth and Cherry streets in Terre Haute.
WEDDINGS LISTING: Oct. 20, 2013
Ruggerio-Wenzel - Burton
ENGAGEMENT LISTING: Oct. 20, 2013
ANNIVERSARIES LISTING: Oct. 20, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Cole
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Exline
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Morgan
Mr. and Mrs Lloyd P. Hoskins
Legends of the Valley: Region has its share of spooky stories and paranormal tales
“It’s creepy and it’s kooky, mysterious and spooky, it’s all together ooky,” the Wa-bash Va-al-ley!
Believe it or not — words similar to the old “Addams’ Family” TV show theme song are not far from truth in describing this region that seems to have a high concentration of the paranormal in its legends and modern-day stories — from documented bigfoot sightings, to a long-distance phone call made from inside a tomb, to a ghost at a cemetery you meet after climbing 100 steps — if you dare to count them!
GRAPE SENSE: Mild days in October perfect to clear shelves of summer wines
Leaves are turning yellow and they’re soon to be glorious red and brown so can the frost on the pumpkin be far behind?
It’s a gloriously beautiful time in vineyards across the Midwest as grape harvest has been under way for three to four weeks with another week or two likely in some areas.
But don’t leave summer behind just yet.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: A homemade recipe for summer sausage
I have been asked how to make summer sausage or jerky. With deer season upon us, I thought I would start with sausage.
This sausage is really good with the holidays coming up. You can also use hamburger if you don’t want deer meat.
CHRIS DAVIES: Serious about swimming? Check out Total Immersion
Asking someone if they can swim is a lot like asking me if I can golf. Sure, I can do it, but it’s not a pretty sight. Most adults can swim, but they resemble someone in a state of controlled drowning.
Conference Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 to feature eco-artist, nonprofit summit
Our Green Valley Alliance for Sustainability will host its third annual conference Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in the Sycamore Banquet Center on the campus of Indiana State University.
Terre Foods Cooperative Market plans Oct. 16 informational meeting
Terre Foods Cooperative Market will conduct an information meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Indiana State University Garden House, 219 N. 11th St.
Color run raises funds for United Way
More than 560 walkers and runners took part in the inaugural Color Run on the Rise on Sept. 21. The event raised $9,404.31 to help with critical programming provided by the United Way of the Wabash Valley.
Anniversary listings: Oct. 13, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Bedwell
Mr. and Mrs. William Bouchie
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jones
Engagement listings: Oct. 13, 2013
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