CHRIS DAVIES: Keep sodium levels in mind when sweating buckets
Salt, or sodium, is vital to life. Too much or too little sodium can cause all kinds of problems in your body. How much sodium do we need if we are exercising consistently?
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Union Hospital creates community garden
Union Hospital will be opening a community garden on its campus in mid-May. Before they embarked on such a challenge, they looked to their neighbor Indiana State University for advice.
Scott Hinton’s photos take focus at Vigo Library
River City Art Association and the Vigo County Public Library are featuring photography by Scott Hinton throughout May in the library at Seventh and Poplar streets.
Hinton is a self-taught photographer and artist whose main focus is nature-inspired pictures and paintings.
Wall Clocks coming to Verve May 11
A group called The Wall Clocks, twice voted Ambassador Magazine’s “best Detroit band,” is scheduled to play at 9 p.m on May 11 at The Verve, 677 Wabash Ave.
Murder on ‘Disoriented Express’ on track for May 31
There’s been a murder on the Disoriented Express, and a variety of criminal minds have been called in to help — Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan, Lieutenant Columbo, Barney Fife and even Charlie’s Angels.
Will they solve the crime first or will you?
GRAPE SENSE: The greatest thing to happen to wine since screw caps
Wine industry innovation has been pretty limited beyond winemaking. Arguably, screw caps and synthetic closures have been the most influential innovations in recent years.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Healthy Granola Bars good for everyone
I always liked Granola bars. Also Granola, to eat by handful. Pat Coolley always keeps granola on hand to nibble on. I don’t like raisins so I use dried cherries or cranberries instead. Instead of brown sugar use Splenda or your choice. I also use sugar-free syrup. So my husband, Gene, can eat these bars, too. This recipe comes from Rose Hill Community Church.
‘Sweet Sensations: Country Jam’ fundraiser hopes to round up support for Vigo County Historical Society
Community members are encouraged to pull on their western boots, don their cowboy hats and mosey on over to the Ohio Building on May 4 for “Sweet Sensations: Country Jam,” a fundraiser for the Vigo County Historical Society, and a program of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Indiana State University.
‘Barihunk’ Gunn to close out Hatfield Hall’s series on May 2
Hatfield Hall at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will close out its 10th anniversary performing arts series with world-renowned vocalist Nathan Gunn at 7:30 p.m. on May 2.
Newly inspired artist earns Guild’s approval
Kathy M. Matlock, artist of the month for April by the Wabash Valley Art Guild, was born and raised in Sullivan, has lived various places, but has recently returned from Oregon.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Intern working to improve city's sustainability
In 2012 officials with the Institute of Community Sustainability at Indiana State University arranged for a meeting with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett. The meeting resulted in the placement of an unpaid sustainability intern in the Mayor’s office.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Make these party potatoes in advance
I always enjoy mashed potatoes. I never thought you could improve them. But this is so good.
Earth Day 2013 offers free food, music, kids' activities, educational exhibits
Where can you go for live musical entertainment, free activities for kids, educational exhibits and food from local vendors — all while learning care and reverence for Earth?
The 15th Annual Earth Day celebration at St. Mary-of-the-Woods on Saturday, that’s where.
Strassenfest, a salute to German culture, starts April 25
The Strassenfest, hosted by the German Oberlandler Club for the 36th year, is scheduled to open April 25 at the tent-covered Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace at Ninth and Cherry streets.
Admission is free.
Guitarist returns from world stage to play alma mater
An Indiana State University alumnus who played drums as a child and picked up guitar as a student has made a splash on the international music scene while keeping his day job.
GRAPE SENSE: Value wine Malbec goes great with a grilled piece of beast
Malbec has long been a go-to wine for many people as one of the great value wine deals in the world.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Pizza lovers will enjoy this burger
My boys always enjoyed pizza burgers. You can take this recipe and make for 1 or 2 or a larger crowd.
Lessons from the river: Indiana DNR offers steady stream of workshops for Terre Haute’s Year of the River
Multiple education workshops about various outdoors-related subjects will be offered throughout April in Terre Haute by the Department of Natural Resources as part of the city’s 2013 Year of the River celebration.
Top poets to get honors in Ehrmann competition
Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection and Arts Illiana are hosting a public awards ceremony to honor the winners of the 2013 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition at 5:30 p.m. on April 19.
Halcyon exhibition features USI art faculty’s work
Throughout April, Halcyon Art Gallery is presenting an invitational exhibition featuring the work of art faculty from the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville.
- PHOTO ESSAY: Signs of spring ... FINALLY! Signs of spring are popping up all over the Wabash Valley ... FINALLY! ... as evidenced in late March by a calendula pushing from the bedding soil in a White Violet Center for Eco-Justice greenhouse, carrying its seed hull on top. Also signaling spring are the tiny blue and white blooms of Speedwell dotting the lawn at the center in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Leeks also were sprouting from beds in the greenhouse in late March, their seed husks still sitting atop many of the stalks. Nearby, lettuce was growing thick in its bed. Another sign of the season's change is the end of the crocuses. By late March, the early harbingers of spring give way to daffodils and other later blooming flowers. Ahh, yes, spring is definitely in the air — just a few days ago, a little bluebird told me so. (Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis)
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Lessons on going green are all around if you look
It won’t be long before the corn will be knee high by the Fourth of July. As we prepare our gardens and fields for planting, lets remember a moment in our nation’s history that shaped the way we farm today: the Dust Bowl of the dirty ’30s.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: Chicken Broccoli Casserole
We always like chicken and broccoli casserole. But it takes so many ingredients, and a lot of the time and I don’t always have all the ingredients.
‘Mummies’ stay cryptic in answers to questions about themselves
Members of the funk-R&B band Here Come the Mummies apparently intend to take their true identities to the grave.
‘Red Velvet Cake War’ to open Friday at Community Theatre
Community Theatre of Terre Haute’s next offering, “The Red Velvet Cake War” is set to open Friday, with additional performances on Saturday, Sunday and April 12-14.
Featured photographer Spidel now slows down to capture details others may miss
River City Art Association and the Vigo County Public Library are featuring photography by Josh Spidel throughout April in the library at Seventh and Poplar streets.
GRAPE SENSE: Embracing an old-world wine region: Chablis
While the effects of that California jug ‘Chablis’ had its negative impact, Chablis winemakers believe those days are largely behind them now.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Quick and easy Calico Beans
A few years ago there was a recipe in the Terre Haute Star for Calico Beans. We tried it and really liked it. So here is my variation.
Indie film ‘Cheery Point’ to screen exclusively in Clinton Saturday
Tommy Martin is bringing an exclusive screening experience of his new film “Cheery Point,” a Versa Studios Media production, to his hometown at the Clinton Community Recreation Center at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Judge finds ‘ah, ha’ moments in students’ winning art
The Swope Art Museum’s 46th Annual Student Art Exhibition runs from April 6 to May 11.
A public reception is scheduled for 1 p.m. from 3 p.m. April 13, with the high school award presentation at 2:15 p.m. The Swope is at 25 S. Seventh St.
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