- Valley Life
Reunions: Published Sept. 8, 2013
James Michael Family Reunion
Wilson Family Reunion
Wedding: Published Sept. 8, 2013
Visiting Emily: 'New feet within my garden go...'
In an early stillness that belied the busy streets just outside the door, my wife and I stood in the cool back porch of poet Emily Dickinson’s imposing old house. It was a humid June morning, one that had turned warm after an overnight rain, and there were few visitors to the home of the strange woman who once said, “I sing, as the boy does by the burying ground, because I am afraid.”
GRAPE SENSE: Ridiculous, confusing wine laws only about greed
Anyone who has tried to buy wine at a winery, take a special bottle to a restaurant or buy wine on a Sunday knows Indiana’s laws are confusing and restrictive.
CHRIS DAVIES: Fewer calories, more movement. It’s that simple.
Food is vital to sustaining life. Too much or too little food can negatively impact your health and eventually lead to disease that can kill you. Just enough food, coupled with consistent physical activity and the occasional splurge, can have you at a healthy weight, full of energy, and living well.
Catholic Charities benefit Sept. 4
Catholic Charities Terre Haute will host its 39th annual Benefit Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Idle Creek Golf Course & Banquet Center.
TRIED 'N' TRUE: Here’s a different take on rhubarb pie: Try pineapple
I’ve had a good supply of rhubarb this year. I’ve come across two different rhubarb pies. They were sent to me by an anonymous person. I want to thank the person who sent them.
Grandparents ’N‘ Gospel at park Sept. 8
In celebration of National Grandparents’ Day on Sept. 8, Families By Choice and Minority Health Coalition of Vigo County are planning a Grandparents ’N Gospel event from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Deming Park Amphitheater.
Abandoned well sealing demonstration set for Sept. 5
Most people don’t give much thought to the problems associated with an abandoned water well, until they make the news. An abandoned well can pose health and safety hazards, and become a potential route for groundwater contamination if sealed improperly or not sealed at all.
September is Indiana Archaeology Month
Hoosier history buffs can meet archaeologists and learn about the state’s past during Indiana Archaeology Month in September.
Anniversaries: Published Sept. 1, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bolling
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Saucerman
Engagements: Published Sept. 1, 2013
- Anniversary: Aug. 28, 2013
Points of interest along the Wabash: Small towns along southern stretch of river offer peaceful sights, historic stops
A drive along highways running parallel to the Wabash River’s southern miles offers peaceful sights.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Growers offer fresh, local produce
A handful of roadside stands with folks selling fresh, local produce line the Haythorne Avenue block in North Terre Haute. The signs aimed at diverting you to the stands range from a tiny piece of cardboard bent in half, to a professionally made vinyl sign. There is a common theme among many of the front yard entrepreneurs; the green thumb has been passed down generation after generation.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Cool down with this Paper Cup Salad
When summer heats up, we want something to cool us that isn’t unhealthy for us. I have fixed this salad for years. I took it into the fields when our boys were small and later when our grandkids worked the fields.
William Hite celebrates 98th birthday
William R. Hite of Terre Haute recently celebrated his 98th birthday with family and friends.
He was born Aug. 9, 1915, in Terre Haute, to L.D. and Otilla Hite and graduated from Gerstmeyer High School.
ENGAGEMENTS: Published Aug. 25, 2013
ANNIVERSARIES: Published Aug. 25, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer A. Guerri
Points of interest along the Wabash: A few public access points provide unique peeks at river communities
While giving a presentation on the Wabash to a gathering of Indiana State University’s Osher Lifelong Living Institute in June, river enthusiast Brendan Kearns asked how many people in the audience had been “on the river.”
GRAPE SENSE: Indiana wineries, vineyards hope for bumper crop of grapes
The ideal growing conditions of 2013 have Indiana grape growers forgetting last year’s dry and scorching summer. Indiana wineries and independent vineyards are looking at the potential for a bumper crop of wine grapes.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Take this Grape Salad to a picnic
A couple of years ago, we had a picnic at a friend’s home. Someone brought salad. Boy, was that good. Everyone was asking who made the salad.
Then we all wanted her recipe.
Louise Ends celebrates 90th birthday Aug. 17
Family and friends are invited to help Louise Ends celebrate her 90th birthday.
Reunions Aug. 18 and 25
The 95th Mason-Hayes family reunion will be held on Aug. 25 in Deming Park.The 65th annual Edington Reunion is today at Twin Lakes in Paris, Ill.
Women’s Equality Day celebrates anniversary of women gaining right to vote Aug. 26
The League of Women Voters of Vigo County has once again collaborated with Indiana State University, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley — along with numerous businesses and individuals — for the second annual Women’s Equality Day.
WEDDING: Published Aug. 18, 2013
ANNIVERSARY: Published Aug. 18, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Earl R. Yegerlehner
ENGAGEMENTS: Published Aug. 18, 2013
Points of interest along the Wabash: Parks, diners, nightspots — even ice skating — surround Wabash at Lafayette
LAFAYETTE — Lafayette and West Lafayette share the liveliest riverfront on the Wabash.
The most compelling sights depend upon a visitor’s tastes.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Here’s the perfect dip to use with lime chips
Amanda Condit gave me a cookbook from her church called “Pleasures from the Good Earth,” by St. Mary’s Parish & Friends. I love this dip for chips. But it calls for the lime chips. Since I didn’t have them, I used the regular ones. As grandkids say, it’s a keeper.
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