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.
From kilts to haggis, Wabash Valley Scottish Society marks a decade of preserving heritage
As soon as Richard Cooper breaks into his Scottish accent, a smile automatically follows.
It happened last week as he recited a work of legendary Scotland poet Robert Burns.
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.
Purdue Glee Club bringing its show to Bloomfield stage April 6
The Purdue Varsity Glee Club will perform at 7 p.m. on April 6 in the Glover Gym at Bloomfield High School.
Witness to history: April movie chronicles Jackie Robinson’s trials as be breaks Major League Baseball’s color barrier — something Vigo County native Harry Taylor witnessed first hand
The upcoming movie “42” aims to show America what Jackie Robinson endured.
Harry Taylor witnessed it firsthand.
Robinson wore jersey No. 42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Taylor wore 41. Both were 28-year-old rookies, considerably older than most. Taylor got delayed by military service in World War II. Professional baseball’s unwritten but ironclad code of racial discrimination had kept Robinson and other African-Americans out of the majors since the 1880s.
CHRIS DAVIES: Common sense, education help slow spread of MRSA
A lingering, and possibly lethal, opponent still lurks in the community: methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureaus or MRSA.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: A look inside at what it takes to become a foodie
What is a foodie?
Mathea Tanner, 33, was raised with a strong interest in food. Her father was from the South and her mother was Greek. Dinner time was a fusion of foods from their two cultures.
Cellist Altino to highlight Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra concert Saturday
The Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to perform at Indiana State University’s Tilson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The performance is to be preceded by “Concert Conversations with David Bowden” at 6:45 p.m.
Additional ‘As You Like It’ performance at Rose Wednesday
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Hatfield Hall has added an additional show to this season’s 10th anniversary performing arts series with The Acting Company’s performance of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
‘TAP’ to take ISU audience step by step through history of dance
A non-stop dance presentation coming to Indiana State University Wednesday promises to take the audience from the glittering lights of New York City to the streets of Celtic Ireland without their ever leaving their seats.
Sisterly Habits: Fillenwarth sisters are linked together in more than one sense
The Fillenwarth sisters are sisters in more than one sense of the word.
Both were born two of the eight children of city cop Henry and his wife Catherine Fillenwarth. Both grew up among a large and giving Catholic extended family in inner-city Indianapolis in the 1940s.
GRAPE SENSE: Chablis is Chardonnay, but not all Chardonnay is Chablis
That white wine in a jug from California, labeled Chablis, is anything but Chablis.
Chablis has long suffered from bad white wines from regions outside Burgundy calling their Chardonnay the French classic. Arguably, Chablis is the world’s greatest white wine. Chablis is Chardonnay, but not all Chardonnay is Chablis.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Tasty tuna recipe that’s healthy, too
When my cousin, Dee, and I went to Weight Watchers, we exchanged recipes. Everyone has enjoyed this. It makes enough for four people. For Weight Watchers it is 5 points. Now don’t turn your nose up because it is a diet food. Try this. You can cut it in half for a couple of meals. If you like, add enough for a bigger brunch.
Rose-Hulman graduate works ‘inside the box’
Even as a Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology freshman, Jeff Ready had an entrepreneurial spirit. “My intent from the beginning was to start a company,” he said.
Money flows across county lines throughout Indiana
Indiana gains from commuting. More money flows into Indiana than leaves the state from the daily movement of workers. In 2011, the difference between the inflow and the outflow was in excess of $4 billion.
Son joins Felling legal practice
Terre Haute/Greencastle attorney Darrell E. Felling has announced that his son, Darrell “Eddie” Felling ll, has joined his legal practice, serving Putnam and Vigo Counties, as well as all of west-central Indiana. The soon-to-be-created firm will be named Felling and Felling, LLP.
Job fair for Hoosier veterans set
U.S. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) has announced his partnership with a number of organizations to host the seventh annual “Operation Hire a Hoosier Veteran” job fair that is scheduled to be held April 10 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
Newsmakers March 17, 2013;
Hamilton Center Inc. has been designated military-friendly by the Indiana Veterans Behavioral Health Network and has received a designation of four stars out on a four-star standard.
Old National Bank repeats as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies
The Ethisphere Institute named Old National Bank as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second consecutive year.
Go green this St. Patrick’s Day
With St. Patrick’s Day at its heart, March is a very green month. People celebrating the luck of the Irish wear green clothing, drink green beverages and can even enjoy a shamrock milkshake, from time to time. We’d like to encourage you to go green in another way, too. Being environmentally friendly isn’t an elusive pot of gold at the end of some rainbow — it is something everyone can work toward with little steps. Reusing and recycling, planting a tree and using Social Security’s online services.
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