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TRIED ’N’ TRUE: Try pudding alternative to pumpkin pie
When I belonged to Weight Watchers I tried to come up with a pudding that tasted as close to the pie as I could. I love this warm, but you can serve it cold. You’ll be surprised at how much it taste like the pie.
Adoption Month observance Nov. 14 at Children’s Museum
November is National Adoption Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care. On Thursday, a special adoption event recognizing Vigo County adoptive families will take place at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum.
Learn about stained glass design, restoration Nov. 16
Stained glass enthusiasts, architects and those responsible for the care of stained glass may all benefit from an upcoming seminar in the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
“The Art and Science of Stained Glass Design, Fabrication and Restoration” will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Series Nov. 19, 21 to help growers meet food regulations
Purdue Extension will offer a three-part series of programs in November to assist growers of fruits and vegetables in navigating food safety regulations, should they desire to sell their products to certain restaurants, wholesalers, food hubs and other operations.
Heating Assistance program begins
The Energy Assistance Program of Western Indiana Community Action Agency, Inc. has begun the 2013-2014 Winter Heating Assistance Program. In Vigo County applications for assistance will be taken on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis.
Anniversaries listing: Nov. 10, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Craft
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Purcell
Wedding listing: Nov. 10, 2013
Leaving ‘footprints on the sands of time’
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Had I taken the time to read a street map, I would have been able to walk through Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s historic home four years ago. My daughter, Ellen, and I spent the better part of a day hiking over the grassy hillsides of historic Mount Auburn Cemetery, just a few blocks away from the great poet’s house, and never knew we were that close.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Working to protect the earth for future generations
As I sit here transcribing the interviews for this article, I hear a local TV commercial on in the background advertising water safety test kits for homeowners.
The commercial lists the ways the water we consume could be making us sick. This makes me wonder if the basic necessities of life have become unsafe in America.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: Country Apples in the slow cooker
Can you believe we are almost into the holiday season? I have been getting requests for some easy recipes for the holidays using the slow cooker. Having everyone busy, busy, busy, we need all the help we can get.
Vigo County S.A.L.T. Council meeting coming up Nov. 12
The Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council was formed in September 2013 as part of the local Vigo County Triad. The TRIAD consists of police departments, sheriff’s offices and representatives of senior citizen groups within a county. The Vigo County S.A.L.T. Council is the advisory arm of the TRIAD.
Workshop on managing invasive plants set for Nov. 5
The Vermillion County Soil and Water Conservation District will host a free workshop Tuesday on managing invasive plants and the benefits of classified forests. The workshop will begin at 7 p.m. in the Clinton Chapter IWLA facility at 16435 S. Rangeline Road, just west of Clinton.
Program to educate military families Nov. 16
A Joint Services Exceptional Family Member Forum and Resource Fair is scheduled 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Ivy Tech Community College — Wabash Valley, 8000 S. Education Drive.
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.
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