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Your Green Valley: Farm to School Network and ‘scratch kitchens’
The Downtown Terre Haute Farmers Market has been open for business for the past couple weeks. As the fresh produce continues to roll in, an important question should be considered: Can we grow more local food to better feed the children in the Vigo County School Corp. while supporting local growers?
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: Quick, sweet treat for summer days or nights
This is a good diabetic recipe or for anyone. When Gene is working in the garden sometimes his blood sugar gets too low and he has to get something to eat real fast.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Are ‘flushable’ wipes really that flushable?
For more than 34 years, Brad Fix has been in charge of the Indiana Wastewater Treatment Plant and collection system in Shelbyville. He says the business has changed drastically in the last 10 years due to the growing number of “flushable” wipes and other personal hygiene products available on the market.
Anniversaries: June 15, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. David Brown
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Dodson Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Scott
Mr. and Mrs. William Ray Smith
Engagements: June 15, 2014
Wedding: June 15, 2014
Birthday: Freda Cornett to celebrate 90th
Freda Cornett will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 15, at an open house given by her family.
Rings of Fire: Amateur astronomer, photographer’s hobby has led him across the world in pursuit of total eclipses of the sun
Some people might think amateur astronomers are the kind of people who enjoy star gazing from the safe confines of their homes or perhaps an observatory, but for Clinton-area resident Spencer Young, being an astronomer is a far cry from safe and easy armchair activity.
Tried ‘n’ True: A recipe for when the kids get home from school
I used this recipe when the kids got home from school. They were always hungry.
When I was little we lived next door to a lady we called Grandma Byrd. She was so sweet. Sometimes we would stop at her house when we got off the bus and then walk home. I guess everyone has eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Military life: Girton to attend Air Force Weapons School
Master Sgt. Damon Girton, 181st Intelligence Wing Indiana Air National Guard, will be the first Air National Guard Tactical Air Control Party member to attend the elite, grueling 5 1/2-month U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nev.
Grape Sense: Practical, stylish ways to chill your favorite wine
A bag of ice or the fridge can keep your wines chilled for any summer outing as easy as any geeky wine device. But if you want something practical and even stylish for summer picnics there are lots of ways to chill your favorite beverage.
Anniversary listings: June 8, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Lautenschlager
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mann
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leonard Rowe
Cultural Exchange: Students find homes away from home
Talk about stepping out of your comfort zone.
Four teenagers — three from Germany and one from Mexico — left their families, friends and schools to voluntarily study abroad for one school year in Terre Haute, Indiana. Did they get homesick? Yes. Were they fearful? Somewhat. Would they make the commitment all over again? Absolutely.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Summer Punch for your party or just for family
I have a feeling it’s going to be hot this summer. This punch is cooling. I don’t remember where this recipe comes from, but it makes a good punch for weddings, baby showers, etc. Make it for any special occasion or just for the family. I like it as a slush.
Anniversary published June 1, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Wally Swaby
Clowning around: Performers have been delivering smiles to faces across Wabash Valley for nearly a quarter of a century
“If by chance some day you’re not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I’ve said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.” — Red Skelton
Tried ’n’ True: Grandmother Rosa’s Tuna Crunch Casserole
This recipe comes from my Grandmother Rosa. She’s mom’s mother. It seems like she liked tuna. I do, too. My brothers and sisters didn’t. So when I visited her by myself, she made this. The recipe card is all yellow now and kind of hard to read — but I know it by heart. I don’t have many of her recipes. Sure do enjoy the ones I have.
Engagements: Published May 25, 2014
Anniversaries: Published May 25, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Auterson
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Perkins
Timeless Talent: Self-taught artist still creating smiles as 99th birthday approaches
The colorful scenery of Indiana countrysides illuminates every page of John Christopher’s album. It contains dozens of photographs of his paintings and drawings. They’re Christopher’s visions of covered bridges, bird dogs, barns, ducks, deer and creeks — images from his boyhood, etched in his memory.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: ‘Amphibians … are kind of like a canary in a coal mine’
Justin Guyer grew up playing outside in rural Illinois, catching creatures lurking in the grass. His love for reptiles and amphibians never stopped growing. In 2012 he founded the Wabash Valley Herpetological Society.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: Chop suey for when you have company
I’ve had some readers asking for a good chop suey recipe. I got this recipe from Amanda Condit of Henry, Ill., many, many years ago.
Engagements: May 18, 2014
VIDEO: If These Cars Could Talk: Readers take nostalgic look back at their ‘first loves’
Brilliant sunshine beams down on Danny Weir and his “first love” in that photograph from the summer of ’63.
He’s 18, looking country cool in rolled up sleeves, jeans, loafers and a straw hat with the southern Indiana countryside stretched out in the background. Weir’s companion in the picture gleams, sublime.
Readers reminisce about first cars: ‘I still miss that tank’
Dozens of readers responded to the Tribune-Star’s callout for “Remember Your First Car” stories.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Growing our local food economy: One Home Based Vendor at a time
At a recent Small Farm Clinic put on by local Purdue Extension offices, dozens of people packed classrooms on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute. They were everyday folks who wanted to learn how to take the next step to raise chickens, expand their chicken operation, sell produce and keep good records along the way. This was a tall telling sign that more people want to grow their own food and learn how to profit off their specialties.
Wedding: Published May 4, 2014
Anniversary: Published May 4, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Watson
Engagements: Published May 4, 2014
From the Ground Up: Idea takes root as Cayuga family grows a vineyard and winery
Russell McLain poured a sample of sweet red wine, called Splish Splash, into a glass atop a counter inside a cozy tasting room with trophy animals and a widescreen TV perched on its walls.
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