- Valley Life
ENGAGEMENT: Published May 5, 2013
Kayla Kristine Nasser and Geoffrey Miller Haynes, both of Terre Haute, were united in marriage on Sept. 22, 2012, at Crosslane Community Church, officiated by Brett Wilson.
RIVER OF SOUND: Composer sees symphony bring his musical imagination to life
David Watkins smiled as he stood on the Tilson Auditorium stage. The audience stood, too, applauding.
Two of his compositions had just been performed by the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. Neither piece — “A Wabash Portrait” and “River Fanfare” — had been played publicly in decades.
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.
Marie Cunningham celebrates 95th birthday
Marie K. Cunningham of Terre Haute will celebrate her 95th birthday on May 5, 2013, during an open house from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the activity room of Cannon Inn.
A party with cake, coffee and punch is planned.
Engagement: Published April 28, 2013
Anniversaries: Published April 28, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stephens
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Schroer
The Beauties of Spring: Stunning array of wildflowers bloom each spring in Collett Park
Groundskeepers put off the first mowing of Collett Park each spring.
Admirers of the place, Terre Haute’s oldest park, like it that way.
A stunning array of wildflowers covers the 21-acre lawn for a few short weeks. Those plants, known as “spring beauties,” emerge in March, bloom in April and go dormant by May, when the brilliant waves of white and pink flowers disappear.
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.
Anniversaries: Published April 21, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. John Hennessy
Mr. and Mrs. Winkle
Day spent with daughter inspires Valley man to write children’s book for her
It started with a warm sunny blackberry picking outing, a bee buzzing, a little bird nest with eggs in it and a little girl begging her daddy for a night-time story. And from those ingredients the children’s book, “The Bee in the Blackberry Bush” came to fruition.
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.
Engagements published April 14, 2013
- 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.
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.
Halt celebrates 90th birthday
Kiva Mae (Fleschner) Halt will celebrate her 90th birthday April 4.
ENGAGEMENT: Published March 31, 2013
ANNIVERSARY: Published March 31, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ridge
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.
Tried ‘n’ True: Cheeseburger ’n’ Fries Casserole makes a quick and yummy meal
Who doesn’t like a cheeseburger and fries?
‘Spring Along the Wabash’ event March 23
You can enjoy an afternoon of “Spring Along the Wabash” — a style show and luncheon on Saturday, March 23, sponsored by the Woman’s Department Club of Terre Haute. This year’s theme is in keeping with the 2013 Year of the River celebration. You can join members of one of the oldest women’s organizations in the area as they celebrate the famous Wabash River.
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.
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