- Valley Life
ENGAGEMENT: Published Sept. 29, 2013
ANNIVERSARY: Published Sept. 29, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Drada
River of inspiration: Adventurous spirit leads artist to paint sights up, down the Wabash
Nancy Nichols-Pethick slogged through knee-deep mud in the woods near New Harmony last month. Her quest was to find the ideal view of the Wabash River and sketch the scenery.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Midwest cities changing ordinances to allow chicken raising
As Americans become more disconnected from the farm, we lose our understanding of where our food comes from. Eating locally and naturally has countless health benefits. To combat the growing epidemic, Champaign, Ill., is in the process of adopting an ordinance that will allow residents to have backyard chickens. Across the state line in Terre Haute, having chickens in an area, unless zoned agricultural, is illegal.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: This casserole recipe is great when used with zucchini
This is another recipe from Mary Hunter. I’ve tried this zucchini recipe and it was so good. We all liked it.
Husband Gene had carrots and green onions in his garden, so I used them. You can also use regular onions.
Middle Eastern Festival set for Oct. 6 at St. George
“Food for one is enough for two.”That’s one of the proverbs, along with “God Fed You, Eat and Feed,” that Wabash Valley cookbook author Helen Corey uses in her speeches when preparing cooking classes. She likes to talk about her culture and tradition evident with all of the Syrian/Lebanese families living in Terre Haute.
And what better way to spread that culture than to let the public become aware of a smorgasbord of delicacies at the upcoming annual Middle Eastern Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6?
Keep Terre Haute Beautiful event at Fairbanks Park
Individuals and groups are invited to volunteer at the annual Keep Terre Haute Beautiful Fall Cleanup. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, rain or shine, in Fairbanks Park’s Patrick Shelter.
CASA to host recruitment meeting Oct. 3 and 16
CASA is planning two informational meetings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 16 at the CASA offices, 141 Oak St., to discuss what CASA means (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and the role of the CASA.
- WEDDINGS: Published Sept. 22, 2013
- ANNIVERSARIES: Published Sept. 22, 2013
Practical knowledge: Retired Parke County resident dedicated career to values, educational bent Extension offers
Being a “guide on the side” with a desire to serve others recently garnered Parke County resident Mark Spelbring the Indiana Extension Educator’s Association’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Career Award.
GRAPE SENSE: Pairing fruit wine with dinner? It’s a matter of experimentation
Michigan has long been known for its apples, cherries, blueberries and more. Indiana has raspberries, blackberries, peaches and more. Winemakers have been turning those fruits to wines for decades.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: It’s close: Use zucchini for Mock Apple Butter
Jim Hunter has given me so many of his wife’s recipes. With zucchini being so plentiful this time of year, I thought I’d share one of them. Jim found a scrapbook where she had collected recipes. She has written whether they are good, Jim’s favorite, or a “no-no.”
Shop United Sept. 27 in Clark, Vigo counties
The community is invited to join the first of three Shop United trips to Clark and Vigo counties, scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27.
181st members take part in Red Flag Alaska Aug. 1
Fourteen members of the 181st Intelligence Wing’s 113th Air Support Operations Squadron, based at Terre Haute International Airport-Hulman Field, returned from a 10-day exercise, Red Flag Alaska 13-3, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, on Aug. 1.
Cornhole Sept. 19 to benefit THFD program
Apartment Owners and Managers Association of Terre Haute plans a cornhole tournament Thursday to benefit the Terre Haute Fire Department’s “Protect the Precious” program.
WILL Center to host health care audio conference Sept. 17
The WILL Center will host a free audio conference, “Building Blocks for Accessible Health Care,” from 2 to 3:30 on Tuesday at the WILL Center, at 1 Dreiser Square, west of Third and Cruft streets in Terre Haute.
DAR promotes Sept. 17-23 Constitution Week awareness
Tuesday begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The week-long commemoration is one of America’s least-known official observances.
Anniversaries: Published Sept. 15, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Fuller
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Mitchell
‘The road less traveled’: The Indiana National Road Association encourages exploration, preservation of ‘the road that built America’
Its significance cannot be overstated. Its past is our past. Our future will be a product of the opportunities it provided. In a young, thriving nation, it loosened the dam on economic development and provided a route for the open floodgates of prosperity. It was the great migration route west. It holds 200 years of history to be uncovered and discovered.
“It” is the Historic National Road, the nation’s first “superhighway.”
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Learning the economics of conservation
When Indiana first became a state in 1816, there were more than 200 million acres of wetlands in the United States. These areas were considered useless for farming. As a result, Congress passed the Swamp Land Act of 1850, which encouraged settlers to dredge, drain and tile water-logged areas and convert them into farm land. In Indiana, more than a million acres of wetlands were drained.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Still have rhubarb? Try this pie with apples
It will soon be time for apples. If you still have rhubarb, try this pie.
CheckIN Game receives upgrades before fall deer, turkey seasons
CheckIN Game, Indiana’s online harvest reporting system for hunters, has been made more user friendly going into the fall deer and turkey hunting seasons.
Anniversary: Published Sept. 8, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Jon E. Beal
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.
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