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APRIL 2014

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Celebrating Life in Middlebury, IN

Welcome Spring!

QUILT gardens

“Center Diamond” Quilt Garden at Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Our

Parks

Making Life Better

Prom

A Stroll Through

Central Park


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APRIL

Table of Contents

THIS MONTH’S COVER: The Elkhart County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau provided this photo of Das Dutchman Essenhaus’ 2009 Quilt Garden.

around town

04 Middlebury Gives Back: Classing it Up at Loveway 06 Town Manager Update: Water, Water Everywhere! 07 Parks Report: Making Life Better 08 Boys & Girls Club: Instilling Character & Building Leaders 09 Spring Updates from the Chamber 10 Middlebury Milestones 11 Community Calendar featured stories

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The Quilt Gardens Prom! A Stroll Through Central Park

HERE COMES SPRING! April is finally here; time for warm showers, fresh air, bunnies and baskets, and oh-so-much more. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the picturesque beauty of our precious town: quilt gardens, parks, animals, and all the great outdoors has to offer. Don’t miss a page of this month’s beautiful issue and remember to keep us in mind if there’s anything YOU want to celebrate about living in Middlebury. Happy Easter!

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around TOWN | Middlebury Gives Back

classing it up at

Loveway

By Stephanie J. Salisbury

For just over forty years, LoveWay Therapeutic Equestrian Services has been providing life-changing, compassionate, fun services to individuals with special needs such as physical, emotional, or cognitive disabilities. Around 150 volunteers help with everything from maintenance to office work to hands-on work with the riders and horses.

YOUNG AND OLD

Aimee Miller, Office Manager, Fundraising and Communications, says, “We use our horses and ponies to improve the lives of our riders through grooming, tacking, riding, and barn activities and games.” Almost any age can be involved, too. “Our riders range in age from four years to senior citizens, and vary in their diagnoses. Daytime classes are made up of kids that come from local schools, and our evening and Saturday ‘home-based’ classes are made up of individuals who are brought out by their parents or enroll themselves.” What does it cost, you might ask? The daytime riders are free, and their schools are responsible for transportation. The home-based enrollments are $20. However, no rider will be turned away because of financial need. “We also provide scholarships,” Aimee says, “That’s why fundraising is so important for us.”

HOW CAN I HELP?

You can get involved, as well! “Our biggest need is for volunteers to help in our riding classes. [They] sidewalk alongside the riders to make sure they are balanced, focused, safe, and understand the instructions. Our volunteers with horse experience can lead a horse during class, making sure the horse is doing what it should and listening to the rider. We provide training so no horse experience is necessary,” Aimee says.

I would encourage anyone that is interested in what we do to set up a tour and come see firsthand how our program works and the changes that are made in the lives of our students.

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around TOWN | Town Manager Report

Water, Water

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EVERYWHERE! By Mark Salee, Town Manager

It is April and, hopefully, everything is thawed out – especially the water pipes! According to Ronald Chupp, the Town’s Water Superintendent, this past winter was one of the worst for frozen water service pipes to the Town’s water customers. It was a very busy winter for the Water Department.

Middlebury’s Water Department

The Water Department provides water to 1,435 residential and business customers. On average, the Department provides around 212 million gallons of treated water to them each year. Our water supply is from groundwater which is pumped, treated, and tested at the Town’s water treatment plant on Eugene Drive. The treated water is stored in four water towers and is distributed to the customers through 42 miles of water mains. The Department has three employees that take great pride in providing water that meets or exceeds established water quality standards.

The Department appreciates all the “understanding and patience of those affected by frozen pipes and they are glad to get back to their normal routine of providing safe, clean water to our customers.

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Parks Report |

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Melvin Voran planting flowers in Krider Garden’s Garden with a Cause, which featured the Autism Awareness ribbon.

Middlebury Parks Making Life Better

Photo Credit: Sunday Hale

By Tom Enright, Park & Recreation Director

The Middlebury Parks Department honors Star Fleet for sponsoring this page, which allows us to communicate to the community many of the programs, projects, accomplishments and goals of the Park Department.

Park staff, Friends of Mi ddlebury Parks members and volunteers have built 47 ten-foot-long boardwalk sections.

provement project in the parks. Many of the trunks of the ash trees have been milled into lumber to build boardwalk sections in Riverbend. These boardwalk sections will connect park trails to the Riverbend Villas and will provide access to beautiful floodplain areas that most people would never explore. The boardwalk sections have been built and will be installed later this year. Ash lumber will also be used to construct several informational kiosks to be installed in various parks and trails. Pictured above, Chris Van Tubbergen, Dan Frederick, Harry Roderick and Ellie Eash are all members of the Star Fleet Recruiting Office. Star Fleet was also an underwriter of 2013 Mini Golf @the Library.

Upcoming Programs Great Blue Heron Rookery Tour

April 5th - 10:30-12. Meet at Riverbend Park at 511 E Warren St. Come learn about these majestic birds and watch their behaviors as they nest in tops of trees in a nearby rookery.

New Life for Dead Ash Trees

Visitors once walked under the shade of beautiful ash trees at Riverbend Park. This year, there will be less shade and, instead of walking under the trees, visitors can walk on them. The ash trees that were killed by the exotic Emerald Ash Borer have been removed, but will receive new life by providing lumber for im-

The tops of the trees were also put to good use. Many people benefited by collecting free firewood to heat their homes in the cold winter. Also, the brush was chipped and will be added to beautify garden beds, providing much-needed weed suppression and moisture retention. A variety of trees will be planted in Riverbend this spring, but the park will forever be changed. Worry not, for those who will miss the beauty of the ash trees can soon revisit the trees by taking a walk on memory lane.

FOMP Membership The Friends of the Middlebury Parks continues to accomplish great projects supporting Middlebury Parks! Their membership year begins April 1st annually. Members will be receiving a renewal letter in the mail. If you are not a member, you are encouraged to support our parks through the Friends of Middlebury Parks by calling Dick Cook at 574-596-3802 or by email at rockfish@live.com.

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around TOWN | Boys & Girls Club

For more info:

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instilling Character

Corrina

Mocherman

&building leaders By Cristina Klotz with Stephanie J. Salisbury

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hrough recreational activities, the staff and volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club of Middlebury work with members to instill good character and leadership qualities. From something as simple as shaking hands after a foosball game, to giving tours, assisting new members during their first visit, or volunteering throughout the Club, members are building leadership skills and learning about respect and responsibility. As a Club member grows older, there are more opportunities for them to lead within the Club.

ments throughout the year. Awards range from tournament winners in the games room to recognition of our scholars and leaders on the varsity courts. The Youth of the Month winners and Youth of the Year recipients are recognized. These awards are given to members who have shown good character, leadership, sportsmanship, and commitment to their school work and to the Club. Each month, a Club member is selected from the Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High School to receive the honor of Youth of the Month.

Youth of the Year

Celebrating Champions Each year in March, the Boys & Girls Club of Middlebury holds its annual Celebration of Champions. This special event is a time for Club staff to recognize members for their accomplish-

The Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year is one of the highest honors a Club member can receive. To be eligible to compete in this national program, the member must be between 14 and 18, must have been an active Club member for at least two years, and must complete the Youth of the Year packet. In this packet, they outline why they are the best candidate to represent their Club. This includes information on how

they have shown leadership and service within their Club, the community, at school, and at home with their family. They must demonstrate their commitment to high moral standards as well as the initiative to set and achieve goals. As a part of the packet, the Youth of the Year candidate must complete two essays: ‘What the Club Means to Me’ and ‘Why a Post-High School Education is Important’. Also included in the packet are letters of support from teachers, mentors, Club staff, coaches and/or family members. Once everything is complete, the applicants go in front of judges to give a speech and to answer questions. It is a rigorous and rewarding process that encourages members to look back at their accomplishments throughout their high school career and their opportunities to impact others. This year, the Middlebury Club is proud to have Corrina Mocherman as our Youth of the Year. Corrina is a long-time member of the Club and a great leader in all that she takes on.

Congratulations, Corrina!

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Chamber of Commerce |

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Spring

Updates

from the Chamber By Julie Whitehead Photo credit: Sunday Hale

The Middlebury Chamber exists to promote all businesses in our community. We also strive to educate members on the latest trends in marketing and employee safety as well as legislative issues. We can’t do what we do without YOU! Please consider becoming a member and - even better - volunteering to help with our mission.

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e slogged through the long winter and here we are - ready for spring! The Chamber got the enthusiasm started with its Annual Dinner held March 13th at the Essenhaus Inn & Conference center. Those in attendance got to experience the first annual Business Expo. Businesses from the Middlebury community demonstrated all that they had to offer. It was a great opportunity for networking and fellowship. County Commissioner Mike Yoder was the guest speaker. Mike gave us an interesting glimpse into Elkhart County’s past.

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Third Fridays

Garage Sale Days

April 25th is the beginning of the 2014 Middlebury Third Fridays block party. While the 25th isn’t really the third Friday of the month, the participating merchants close down on the 18th in observance of Good Friday. So, gather downtown for some yummy food and the chance to shop until 8 pm. Why not call some friends and meet downtown and start a new tradition? The more people who come, the more fun it is for everyone including the merchants. You don’t have to buy anything, but just stop by and let the store owners know how grateful you are to have them in town.

Now that you’ve seen the sunshine and watched the snow melt a little, it’s time to start that Spring Cleaning. The Chamber has a great reason to get you started - the Annual Garage Sale Days to be held May 16 & 17. Clean out those closets, get yourself organized and contact the Chamber office to have your location put on the map. Don’t want to have a sale at your house? No problem! Many charities in the area hold garage sales to fund projects. The Chamber office has a list of all the charities that will be having a sale that weekend. You can donate those items you don’t need any more to do great work for others.

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around TOWN | Middlebury Milestones

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Happy Birthday Sue Millhouse!

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Milestones In honor of these celebrations, a donation will be made to the Middlebury Food Pantry.

Birthday Wishes to: 4/3 4/5 4/5 4/7 4/8 4/8 4/9 4/10 4/11 4/11 4/12 4/12 4/14 4/14 4/15 4/15 4/15 4/15 4/16 4/18 4/19 4/21 4/28 4/24 4/25 4/30 4/30

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Does someone have a milestone celebration? If your loved one is turning 65 or older, or if a couple is celebrating a milestone anniversary (25th, 50th), feel free to provide a photo! If room allows, we will publish that photo along with the celebration. If you are submitting a digital photo, please provide a high quality resolution jpeg photo.

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Community Calendar

April Special Events Have an event you’d like to promote? Contact us at info@inMiddlebury.com or 574.304.3913 for information.

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The King Family Band

7 pm, Essenhaus Heritage Hall

APRIL

MONTHLY

3rd Tuesdays: PTO Meetings @ Orchard View – 5:30 - 6:30 pm 1st & 3rd Fridays: Fish Fry @ American Legion – 5 - 7 pm 1st & 3rd Mondays: Town Council Meetings @ Town Hall – 6pm 1st Tuesday: Cinema Showcase @ Library 1pm

If you brought the Von Trapp family from The Sound of Music to America and taught them fiddle and banjo, you would end up with the King Family Band. Featuring Tim and Kim King and their seven children, this band puts on a high energy show that everyone is sure to enjoy.

WED: Middlebury Exchange Club @ Essenhaus – 6:30 am

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Thurs: Babies & Books @ Library – 11 am

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Fri: Optimist Club Breakfast @ Essenhaus – 6:30 am

Stringfever at The Lerner 7:30 pm, The Lerner, Elkhart

DIRECT FROM ENGLAND AND BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! These talented musicians have put together a truly original show featuring fiveand six-stringed electric violins, a viola, and a cello. The show includes Stringfever’s acclaimed version of “Bolero,” with all four members of the group playing one cello at the same time, and a rousing game of Name That Tune. The fantastic culmination of the show is the group’s signature finale, “The History of Music… in 5 Minutes”. Catch the fever and find the cure with Stringfever, a truly unique musical experience! Tickets starting at $15. Get 1/3 OFF your order when you use the code “MIDDLEBURYFEVER”

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Peter: The Rock!

Thurs-Sat, 7 pm, with a 2 pm Matinee on Sat., Essenhaus Heritage Hall

Presented by the Northern Indiana Biblical Drama Association. From the communion to the resurrection, witness the journey Peter & the disciples experienced during the 3 days that transformed our spiritual lives. Showtimes beginning at 7 pm with a 2 pm Matinee on Saturday.

www.Essenhaus.com • 574-825-9471

Garden Club’s Tree Planting April 26th at 1 pm there will be a tree planting at the W. Lawrence Pumpkinvine Crossing in celebration of Arbor Day and the award of a grant from the Indiana Garden Club to the Middlebury Garden Club. This grant was funded for the State Garden Club President’s project, ”To Life! Celebrating the Integral Part that Trees Play in our Lives”. The grant was one of fourteen awarded. Following the tree planting, the celebration will continue at the Town Hall in Middlebury with guest speakers, honoring past presidents of the Garden Club, and welcoming guests. This is the 84th year of service to this community and the 80th year of Federation of the Middlebury Garden Club with the national and state organizations. Please call Betty Bellaire at 574-825-9719 or Sally Beane at 847-380-0330 for more info.

Weekly Mon – Fri: REAL Services lunch for ages 60+ @ Greencroft Tues: Toddler Time 10 am; Storytime 11 am @ Library

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Middlebury Elementary - 3 - 7:30 pm

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Orchard View Elementary - 4 - 5 pm; 5:30 - 6:30 pm

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York Elementary - 3 - 6 pm

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Jefferson Elementary - 3 - 4 pm; 4:30 - 5:30 pm; 6:30 - 7:30 pm

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Town of Middlebury Tree Board Meeting

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Spring Break

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Curbside Town Recycling Pickup Today

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ACT Test Date

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School Board Meeting – 4 pm

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Town of Middlebury Park Board Meeting

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Good Friday - Make-up Day

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American Red Cross Blood Donation @ First Mennonite Church of Middlebury

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Academic Super Bowl

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Curbside Town Recycling Pickup Today

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Essenhaus 2014 Fashion Show

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Town of Middlebury Redevelopment Commission

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NR Hosts Band ISSMA Contest

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Third Fridays Block Party

25 - 5/2 PTO Spring Book Fair @ Orchard View 26 Prom 26

MES Donkey Ball at NMS – 3 pm

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“The earth laughs in flowers.”

featured STORY | Quilt Gardens

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Piecing Together Middlebury’s

Quilt Gardens In 2007, when they tested two ‘pilot’ Quilt Garden sites, the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau had no idea how big this idea would blossom! Though we are but a single piece of the patchwork, our little town of Middlebury is home to four must-see Quilt Gardens blanketing our landscape and another four gorgeous Quilt Murals. The gardens themselves are each intricately designed to represent a quilt pattern. The murals are pieces of artwork across our county in between garden stops. Trip Around the World at Dutch Country Market

PLANTING AHEAD

The amount of work that goes into the gardens and the number of people who travel to our area just to view this kind of down-home beauty is unbelievable. More than 2,000 man-hours go into nine months of planning and planting. Middlebury is home to the largest garden which is the Bow Tie at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, over 3200 square feet of flowers – as a comparison, the average garden is around 1200 square feet. The gardens bring in tourists over a four-month period and the spending they do while they’re here has brought in nearly 300 million dollars to our area – nothing to sneeze at!

The Quilt Gardens are all about telling local stories, providing economic benefits, building partnerships and connecting community to community in our region. Middlebury has long been known for leading and exceeding expectations in each of these objectives. This project would not have started, nor would it have continued as such a success, without Middlebury’s personal and business support. - Sonya Nash, Quilt Gardens Project Manager

For more information on the Quilt Garden Tour, visit www.QuiltGardens.com, enjoy their Facebook Page or Twitter account, or call the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Center at 800.262.8161. You can download a 2014 Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail Map from the website as well as find other activities to do throughout the entire county.

rdens along the Heritage Trail Logo Usage Consistency Sheet

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Maple Leaf at Krider Gardens, 2009

Barn Raising at Greencroft in Middlebury, 2009

Hummingbird at Dutch Country Market, 2013

Trimming, maintenance and plant selection assist in keeping patterns viewable throughout four months of the summer growing season.

GREEN THUMB

Can you imagine the passion and dedication it takes to raise the flowers involved in the gardens? Sonya Miller can! Her greenhouses here in Middlebury, Country Comfort, are responsible for a significant portion of the flowers used across the county. This year, they grew all of the flowers for nine locations: all Middlebury locations plus Wakarusa, Linton’s, Ruthmere, the Elkhart County Historical Museum, and Menno-Hof, for a total of 982 flats – that’s over 45,000 flowers!

SEWING & SOWING

A quilter herself, Sonya really ‘digs’ the project. The growing begins in mid-February and goes through the end of May, using mostly marigolds, begonias, and impatiens, as they are the easiest to design with. The flowers for the gardens, along with the murals, are all ready by Memorial Day. Photo Credit: Sunday Hale

Sonya Miller of Country Comfort Greenhouses on SR 13 grows many of the plants for the Quilt Gardens right here in Middlebury – that was 982 flats for 2014!

FRESH IDEAS

Sonya sits on the Quilt Garden Review Committee, the group that approves the designs and the flower choices for each Quilt Garden. It’s important to them that they provide something new for people to see so they keep coming back year after year; designs cannot be repeated for at least three years.

Tom Enright, Director of Parks & Recreation for Middlebury, is one of over 200 volunteers, staff, and committee members who, over a period of nine months, work to put together the Quilt Gardens across Elkhart County. InMiddlebury Magazine | APRIL 2014 13


featured STORY | Quilt Gardens

What’s New for 2014? Here’s what Quilt Gardens Project Manager Sonya Nash shares about this year’s designs in Middlebury:

Main Street Murals

Middlebury rolls out the red carpet for visitors and residents with a bustling main street and offers four gardens and four murals. Its story of hospitality and friendship is continued downtown at the Varns & Hoover Hardware with the series of four Welcome to Middlebury Murals and just across the street at Firefly Home Care and The Cinnamon Stick is the Interlocking Hearts of Hope mural.

Das Dutchman Essenhaus

The Bow Tie Quilt Garden provides a peek into a piece of history from the Underground Railroad. Before and during the American Civil War, secret messages in the form of quilt patterns aided slaves escaping the bonds of captivity in the Southern states. Quilts slung over a fence or windowsill, seemingly to air, passed on necessary information. The Bow Tie block was a symbol indicating it was necessary to travel in disguise or to change from the clothing of a slave to those of a person of higher status. I can’t wait to see it join the beautiful Double Wedding Ring mural at this peaceful escape in the country.

Dutch Country Market

Norm Lehman has chosen to bring to life in plants an important part of their Amish lifestyle, the Wagon Wheel. Norm and his whole family have had such a great time with their quilt gardens to date, they are doubling the size of their overall garden this year to a little over 2,000 square feet, making it the third largest on the entire tour. I think the kids must be getting older and Norm needs to figure out ways to keep them busier…what better way than making them plant over 9,000 annuals!

Martin’s ACE Hardware

The American Small Town Pride mural salute to our nation will return and join the Land We Love Quilt Garden where the theme is patriotism in honor of the great country that we live in. The Martin family hopes their flower design interpreting the red, white and blue found in the American flag will provide inspiration and blessings of freedom daily to all who visit.

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Krider Gardens

We move from wagon wheels to water wheels with the Water Wheel Quilt Garden. Grist mills, cider mills, and saw mills all used water wheels as part of Middlebury’s early development. From the “Upper Mill” located at the Wanberg popcorn plant built in 1838, to the “Lower Mill” built in 1849 and known today as Miller’s Cider Mill, and to the still operational iconic water wheel found inside Krider Gardens today, visitors will learn history and stories treasured from the past.


Annual Open House: April 14-19

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SCHOOLS | Middlebury’s Elementary Schools JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY: Although Jefferson Elementary students have not been able to spend a lot of time outside because of the cold temperatures, they have been busy on the inside. The Annual Spring Fling took place which brought a lot of families into the school to help support a one-time fundraiser. Students enjoyed the games, food, and professional face painting. Another event that brought families together was Kindergarten Night. The purpose of the night was to give families information on the fun learning activities that are done at school every day, along with providing games and activities that could be done at home to support learning. Dr. Suess week was celebrated with green eggs and ham, wacky Wednesday and a visit from The Cat in the Hat who read to each Kindergarten class.

MIDDLEBURY ELEMENTARY:

What: Middlebury Elementary School PTO Fundraiser When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Where: Northridge Middle School Gymnasium Questions: Please call Middlebury Elementary School at 574-825-2158

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That’s right! Come and watch people you know attempt to play basketball while riding on a donkey! The auction begins at 3:30 followed by the donkeyball games at 4:30. This is the major fundraiser for the school and your support is greatly appreciated. Tickets are $6 presale (from any MES student or at the school) and $8 at the door on game day. All proceeds benefit the students of MES. Auction items include: a full braces package valued at over $3,000, student-painted furniture projects, a 39” television, a Chicago Family Museum/Aquarium Package, sports items, student principal for a day, and much more! Donkeyball teams include MES staff, the Middlebury and Jefferson Fire Departments, and local pastors. Come and join the fun!

ORCHARD VIEW ELEMENTARY: Orchard View Elementary celebrated the birthday of a beloved author, Theodor Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss! The students and staff members dressed up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character and we had a parade through the halls for parents to come and watch and different activities throughout the day. We also had some special guests come and read their favorite Dr. Seuss book to each of our class rooms including Mrs. Allen, Superintendent of Middlebury Community Schools.

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YORK ELEMENTARY: We had a fantastic PTO Auction and Carnival early in February. There was something for everyone. Children enjoyed the cafeteria full of fun games and prizes. The adults took home wonderful items donated by our fabulous community. We made over $26,000 which will be used to purchase books and materials, go on field trips, celebrate learning with students, families and staff, and add something exciting to our playground. Those are only a few of the things that we will be able to do for our students with the proceeds.

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SCHOOLS | Heritage Intermediate & Northridge Middle HERITAGE INTERMEDIATE:

Field Trips and Fun! Heritage students have enjoyed exploring science and social studies through hands-on learning experiences. With the help of the Elkhart County Museum Association, HIS students have been able to attend field trips to a variety of local learning centers. Students have learned about the Eastern Woodland Indians at Woodlawn Nature Center and have especially enjoyed visiting ETHOS Science Center. ETHOS (Encouraging Technology & Hands-On Science) aligns each field trip with Indiana’s state standards and provides an engaging learning opportunity for our students. Depending on which field trip topic a class attends, students have experienced the Star Lab, Animal Characteristics, and Pond Life. In April, ETHOS will bring hands-on learning to Heritage with their popular Science2Go Bus. The interior of the bus is a learning lab, equipped with technology and learning

stations. Elkhart County has a wealth of learning centers available to students, and we are so thankful to the Elkhart County Museum Association for making these field trips possible!

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Upcoming Events at NHS April 7-11 – Spring Break April 18 – School In Session April 26 – Prom May 5 – Teacher Appreciation Week

sistant Principal at NHS, makes his monthly visits. Mr. Troyer explained that he’s always surprised at how many positive comments he hears about the Northridge students, and those comments are usually followed by “send us more just like ‘em if you can.”

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Students Finding Success at EACC

One of the great opportunities for Northridge High School juniors and seniors is having the chance to attend the Elkhart Area Career Center as part of their educational program. Students attending EACC plan ahead so that when they get to their last two years of high school, they are able to make the commitment to attend the career center every day during the morning. There are a wide variety of programs offered at the EACC, ranging from automotive technology to health careers to cosmetology. Most are two-year programs and often times students can complete important industry certifications as well as gain experiences that are second to none for high school students. All the programs at the EACC have dual-credit opportunities available and most students can finish with at least 15 college credits. Northridge students are often very successful in their programs and are usually given a lot of praise when Mr. Troyer, the As-

On a recent visit to the career center, NHS students were observed doing a wide variety of things including cooking and distributing a break snack to others as part of the culinary arts program, completing a new hair style on a mannequin for cosmetology, and working diligently on a hovercraft in the engineering design classroom. Other students were seen welding, working on CAD drawings, practicing life-saving techniques in the EMS, Firefighting, and Law Enforcement classes as well as many of the other great things that take place every day at the EACC. Many of the NHS students attending the career center go on to become members of the Technical Honor Society as well as pursue a variety of scholarship opportunities as they seek ways to continue their education in their chosen field after high school. In fact, several NHS students participated in the Skills USA state competitions at the end of March. Any NHS student interested in attending the Elkhart Area Career Center should get with their counselor as soon as possible to begin preparation for attendance. This has become a great way for students to gain technical skills and knowledge in collaboration with the great educational opportunities already at NHS.

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High School Bands: Marching Band Meeting

All marching band parents and students should come to a fun and informative meeting on May 5th at 7 pm at the NHS auditorium.

ISSMA

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On April 25th, NHS will host the ISSMA Band Contest in our auditorium. Our NHS Concert and Symphonic bands will be competing as well as 8 other bands. Bands perform from 5-9 pm. Admission is free.

Winter Guard:

The Winter Guard has had a busy season, placing 2nd at Goshen and Anderson High Schools and 3rd at Carroll High School.

Middle School Bands:

On February 18, NMS hosted Night of the Expressive Arts. Several students that performed well at ISSMA Solo & Ensemble also performed in a 45 minute recital that evening. It was a great way to showcase some of the best talent from NMS bands. The NMS Jazz Band went to Ball State Jazz Festival in March where they performed for a group of judges, and then received feedback from the judges. They had a great time seeing college level bands and professional musicians perform in a couple of concerts. The 8th Grade Band will be performing the annual Recruiting Concert for the Heritage 5th Graders on Thursday, April 17.

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Front row: Melissa Hartman. (Che erleading), Molly Bontrager (Girls Basketball), Sydney Boyer (Girls Swimming) Back row: Sam Ahonen (Boys Bas ketball), Logan Bontrager (Wrestling), Jon Stoller (Boys Swi mming) Katie won the 500 freestyle and the 1650 freestyle in the 13-14 Age Group State Championships!

Senior Nate Ritchie explodes to the hoop!

Grace Grevengoed receives softball scholarship Grace Grevengoed is shown as she signed her softball scholarship for Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.

Senior Softball Teammates: Coach Thomas faces his mentor, Concord Coach Steve Austin.

GOODBYE, MR. FLETCHER! Mr. Fletcher leaves Middlebury Community Schools. He was a teacher and coach from 1998 to 2013. Read the full article at: www. inmiddlebury.com/mrfletcher

L-R: (standing) Asst. Coach Andy Robinson, Head Coach Bo O’Dell, (sitting) Bruce (dad) Grevengoed, Grace Grevengoed, Pam (mom) Grevengoed.

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featured STORY | Prom

Location: Spohn Ballroom, Goshen Date: April 26th Theme: Central Park

Fun Facts:

• The Spohn Building is 105 years old • The themes that were once on the table included: Gatsby, Cinema, Broadway Story & Illustration by Kasey Kirchner

• Last year about 320 students attended Prom

Let’s take a stroll through Central Park, shall we?

The winding paths that take you to new worlds, the water that flows in rivers and falls from fountains, the trees that seem taller than the skyscrapers. A city of green within a city of gray. 840 acres. Is it possible to capture this extravagant land and recreate it in a ballroom? Well, that’s what the Northridge High School Prom Committee has tasked themselves with for this coming spring.

Their representatives are the wonderful and wondrous Stephanie Priem and David Kieft, helping them to plan, promote and pull it off. “At first it was just a bunch of great ideas, and now things are actually starting to fall into place,” says Treasurer Emily Hughes. Although the adventure is still in progress, the excitement is growing, the plans are unfolding and each day is one day closer to April 26th. “It’s going to be magical, like the ball in Cinderella,” says Mackenzie Martin, a Junior at Northridge. When asked about her thoughts on chaperoning, Assistant Principal RaShella Wilfong grinned and said, “I am excited, but don’t expect me to wear a dress.” So as the snow begins to fade away and the sun starts to shine a little warmer, let the dress hunting begin, start practicing your moonwalk, and prepare to wait patiently as Mom gets one last picture. We’ll see you in Central Park.

Pictured (L-R): Julia Terlep, Brennah Tadeo, Emily Hughes, Brady Corns, Megan Robbins, Leah Bontrager, Collette Miller, Janae Kline, Kasey Kirchner.

Led by the Junior Class Officers Zack Kovalenko (President), Hezekiah Carlstrom (Vice President), Emily Hughes (Treasurer), and Kasey Kirchner (Secretary), the 2014 Prom Committee has been juggling ideas, meeting with decorators and caterers and visiting the Spohn Ballroom in Goshen to envision the coming event. The Prom Committee consists of eleven dedicated Juniors including Leah Bontrager, Brady Corns, Janae Kline, Collette Miller, Megan Robbins, Brennah Tadeo, Julia Terlep and the four officers.

Kasey Kirchner, 17, is a Junior at Northridge. She is involved in Student Council, Prom Committee, National Art Honors Society and is Junior Editor of the yearbook. Out of school, she plays the piano, paints and writes. In 2013, Kasey self-published her first novel, ERA, through her publishing company, Words for Write, LLC. Writing is a hobby she hopes to one day transform into a career.

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During their junior year in 1963, Middlebury High School’s class of 1964 was the first class to plan a MHS prom. The theme of the first prom was Shangri La and it was held at the school. Dancing was still not widely accepted at that time, so part of those in attendance watched a movie while the others danced the night away.

‘64

The class of ‘64 is celebrating their 50th anniversary this summer with a dinner at Das Dutchman Essenhaus on June 13th, and then they’ll join the larger Middlebury Alumni Banquet on June 14th at Middlebury Elementary School. For questions about the events, contact Ruth Eash at 8257389 or eeash@maplenet.net.

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The first proms didn’t have a selected king atand queen, but here are four of the seniors who who Eash, Ellie and Ruth prom: 1964 tended the still live in town; Dee Cripe, who lives in Bristol; and Allen Sims, who lives in Indianapolis.

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LIVING well | Pets

Raising Rabbits

Not Just at Easter! By Stephanie J. Salisbury

My favorite part is the possibility of winning a big ribbon at the fa ir! - Abby Kliewer,

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he experts warn against giving baby bunnies as an Easter gift, and it’s no wonder -- there is so much involved in taking care of a rabbit. Just ask the Kliewer family! For six months out of the year, they attend 4-H Rabbit Club meetings so the kids, Emily and Abby, can learn everything possible about their furry little friends.

Bunny Love

“Our family has always had a love for animals,” says mom Sheryl. “Our girls knew they wanted to do 4-H. The rabbits were something they could hold, and some very kind, helpful friends who were already in Rabbit Club let our girls come see theirs, told them what they’d be doing, and actually gave them their first rabbits.”

Daily Care

The girls learn about caring for the animals, their anatomy, possible diseases and what to watch for, and they keep cages both outside and inside the garage for when colder weather hits. Twice daily, Emily

Age 15

and Abby check the rabbits to feed and water them, and clean up the cage and the bunny. To look their best for shows, the rabbits must also have trimmed nails and be brushed nicely. Sheryl says, “As for selling, the girls hate it because they have cared for their bunnies, but they have learned that we can’t keep them all, and that it is part of the process. We only have room for so many, but with breeding they will get more and will get to watch other babies grow as they care for them.”

Life Lessons

4-H can be a great way for you to teach your children life-long lessons. “The girls have been taught many things,” Sheryl says. “How to care for a living and breathing animal, respect for others... and, at the fair, all the kids involved are so encouraging to each other and have fun together. We have had the pleasure of knowing some of the older kids who have been in Rabbit Club for a long time and, if my kids turn out like them at their age, I will be very happy!”

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Outdoor Living | LIVING well

A Great Blue Heron basks in the sunlight

By Carla Gull

Dr. Carla Gull blogs at www.InsideOutsideMichiana.com. She is often seen with four tag-along explorers in the greater Michiana area.

The Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is a common yet majestic bird found year round throughout most of the continental United States. As a child, I often retrieved binoculars near my grandparents’ windows to take a closer look when the bird visited the pond north of Goshen. It became one of the easier birds to identify, as it was usually near water, tall, and stayed still while stalking fish. Though the bird looks large and has a 6 ½ foot wingspan, it weighs only 5-6 pounds. Middlebury is home to a Great Blue Heron nest colony, or heronry. This nesting site is on private farm property not far from Riverbend Park. Middlebury Parks organizes yearly trips to visit the site to see the birds in action.

Riverfest Tour

I took the boys on a trip in conjunction with Riverfest. Jason Kauffman from Soil Water and Conservation District (SWCD) guided the tour. He studied heronries as part of his master’s degree. While the trees were full of leaves in August, we could still see the general area and received expert information about the birds. It was icing on the cake when one landed in the treetops.

Spring Nesting Tour

In April of last year, with the leaves all gone, it was easy to see the jumble of twigs high in the branches. A group of people from Indiana Master Naturalists, Middlebury Parks, Elkhart County Parks, and interested citizens gathered to view the birds as they flew back and forth to the site. People were helpful sharing binoculars, stories, and making connections. A spotting scope was available for close up views. The birds landed gently and gracefully on the precarious pile of twigs. The birds were flying, standing on the nests, and one appeared to be laying eggs. We found at least 12 nests as we changed our viewpoint. I delighted in counting what appeared to be big clumps from Dr. Seuss’s tuttle tuttle trees. A Heron Hike is scheduled on Saturday, April 5th Scanning the treetops for from 10:30 to noon. Hope to see nests and Great Blue Herons Photo by Carla Gull you there!

Though the bird looks “ large and has a 6 ½ foot

wingspan, it weighs only 5-6 pounds.

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Breed: Shepherd mix

Dogtown Rescues would appreciate your donation of machine washable blankets to be used for dog beds. Thank you.

*

Patty’s Piano Studio $10 off first month tuition of private lessons

Summer Camp also available! Contact for schedule & details.

574-361-3655 • PattysPianoStudio@gmail.com • www.Facebook.com/PattysPianoStudio

April Specials: Kimberly with

It’s Prom Time...

$10 off

on any special occasion style starting at $35 and up.

10%

coupon

brow wax

on a single service of $25 or more

with purchase of salon product of $10 or more

Exp: 4-30-14

Exp: 4-30-14

Book online at www.infusesalon.com or call 574-825-2449 *With Kimberly only for these specials

*Must call for a quote

Exp: 5-31-14

Save

off your total purchase W/

FREE

15% off

New Customers Only: Show this ad for

$25 off

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING INC.

your first visit

“Your Indoor Air Quality Experts!”

M

Expires: 4/30/14 NM

Exp. 4-30-14

Middlebury • 574-825-7697

Offering hot beverages and gifts!

Special $20 Prom Updo $5 off

prices starting at $35 Exp: 5-15-14

Shellac Mani $22 Exp: 5-15-14

*Up to 5 quarts of conventional oil. Some exclusions apply. *Must present coupon.

Exp: 4/30/14

50% off any 1 drink

801 W. Wayne St. Heritage Square

(across from Lake City Bank)

574-825-1242

Women’s haircut- $15 MEN’s haircut- $13 Exp: 5-15-14

Walk-ins welcome until

Electric 4pm! Pineapple Hair Salon

102 N. Chaptoula • Bristol, IN 46507 • 574-848-4955

Exp: 5-31-14 * One coupon per person, per visit

Find us on Facebook!

851 US 20 Middlebury 574-358-0146 Cellular Connection™

The

OIL CHANGE

Premium Retailer

April Special

$25 off any phone!*

Expires 4-30-14. *With a new line or 2 year upgrade. Must have coupon. This location only. See store for details.

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OFFERING CLASSES IN:

Loveable dogs are waiting. Can you help them find their forever homes?

Middlebury, Goshen, Bristol, and Elkhart

• Bootcamp • Circuit Training

Exemplary boarding, daycare & rescue facility

Challenging You. Changing Lives.

50% off

www.fitnessbymindi.com (574) 370-3172

Doggie Daycare

• Piyo (Pilates & Yoga) • One-on-one Personal Fitness Training in the client’s home • Corporate Fitness Classes to area businesses (class taught at place of business before or after business hours, or over lunch hour)

1st visit with ad EXP: 4-30-14

Kimberly Hesketh Stylist & Nail Technician

Patty’s Piano Studio 574-361-3655

129-c Orpha Dr. Middlebury • 574-825-2449

PattysPianoStudio@gmail.com

www.Facebook.com/PattysPianoStudio

AVAILABLE PRODUCTS: Redken • Matrix • Big Sexy Hair • Paul Mitchell OPI & CND Gel/Shellac and OPI nail lacquer • Moroccanoil • It’s a 10 Lanza Healing Hair Care

HOURS: Tues and Wed 10-7 • Thurs and Fri 9-4 • Sat 8-2:30

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING INC.

24-Hour Emergency S e r v i c e

Middlebury • 574-825-7697

Everyone Welcome!

Organic, natural & local foods Supplements & body care Deli (catering available) Bulk & Produce 314 S. Main Street Goshen IN 46526 (574)-534-2355

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Open M-Sat 8-8pm Sun 12-5pm

13024 US 20 • Middlebury, IN

801 W. Wayne St. Heritage Square

574-825-2965

(across from Lake City Bank)

574-825-1242

The

Cellular Connection™

Premium Retailer

851 US 20 Middlebury 574-358-0146

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Electric Pineapple Hair Salon

Walk-ins welcome until

102 N. Chaptoula • Bristol, IN 46507• 574-848-4955 HOURS: Tues: 11a-5:30 (by appointment) Wed-Fri: 7a-5:30 (by appointment) Saturday 7a-1:30

4pm!

Stylists:

Karlene Bethany Morgan Janele

Products Available: Therapro • Matrix • Joico • abba • Redken Big Sexy Hair • It’s a 10 • Moroccanoil • Fairy Tales


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10% off EXP: 4-30-14

20% off Any One Item*

Any Service

David P. Regan, DDS

825-9146 • 103 Crystal Heights Blvd. • Middlebury, IN • 825-7011

50% off

830 South Main, Suite D, Middlebury • 574-825-9919

2 off

$

makeup application with any style/updo

HOURS: Mon-Thurs 10-10, Fri 10-8, Sat 9-8, Sun 1-6

*Excludes Fresh Floral. Offer cannot be combined with other sales or discounts. Must present coupon at time of purchase.

Phone: 825-4040

*Limit one time use and one coupon per patient.

Tanning & Hair Salon

“The prettiest little store I’ve ever seen!”

Exp: 6/30/14

Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/GetawaySalon

*Must present this coupon at time of purchase. *Limit one coupon per purchase.

Nothinz Footwear Exp: 4-30-14

Network Management Phone Systems Printer Repair Point of Sale Video Surveillance

Refer a business and receive a

The kitchen of your dreams... for about HALF the cost of a custom kitchen! Book your appointment before 4/30/14 and

$200 Gift Card

*Referred must accrue 1 billable hour - Restricted to new business clients

SAVE $600

800-811-9103 • DoorsAndDrawersInc.com

574-825-8400 cvc@mailcvc.com www.crystalvalleycomputers.com

The

It’s Grilling Season! Get started with a Grill Season Freezer Filler, a $145 value for only $125.

Legendary Grind

Save an additional

$5 off

Grill Season Freezer Fillers Expires 4-30-14

EXP: 3-30-13

101 Wayne St. Middlebury • 574-825-2940 •

15% off

whole bean or ground coffee

EXP: 4-30-14 We now carry balloons!

We taking over Party574-538-7242 Central’s 108are S. Main St., Middlebury, balloon sales due to their store closing.

Open Easter Sunday! Now taking reservations!

Chicken(Take-Out Dinner for 4 Only) Includes: 12pcs of chicken, a loaf of bread, 8 potato wedges, and a large house salad.

only

We Deliver!

830 South Main Street Middlebury, IN 46540

$17.99

574-825-7222 574-293-0222

Exp: 4-30-14

www.rullispizza.com

50% off ng

113 E. Warren | 574-825-1404

Make sure your dress STANDS out!

rri necklace & ea set or garter

se) (with dress purcha pon *must present cou EXP: 4-30-13

We record your dress for your school- so yours will be one-of-a-kind!

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Crystal Valley Family Dentistry

103 Crystal Heights Blvd. Middlebury, IN 825-9146 • 825-7011

1004 Spring Arbor Dr. Middlebury, IN 46540

www. cvdentistry.com Like us on Facebook!

1 month tanning

Tanning & Hair Salon

$30

HOURS: HOURS: M-F 9a-5p, Sat 9a-2p

Mon-Thurs 10-10, Fri 10-8, Sat 9-8, Sun 1-6

(Save $9)

108 S Main St, Middlebury In the Middlebury Mercantile

Exp: 4/30/14

Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/GetawaySalon

Don’t replace your cabinets ~ RE-FACE them!

Network Management Phone Systems Printer Repair Point of Sale Video Surveillance

Free Diagnostics!

Redeem this coupon for a free computer diagnostics *Must present coupon, Restrictions apply

*Expires 4/30/14

574-825-8400 cvc@mailcvc.com www.crystalvalleycomputers.com

830 South Main Street Middlebury, IN 46540

The

Legendary Grind

108 S. Main St., Middlebury, (Backside of former Smucker Drug Store)

574-538-7242

3-30-13

113 E. Warren | 574-825-1404

We offer:

• Balloons • Alterations • Dry Cleaning • Prom Dresses • Tuxedos - Rent 6 get 7th FREE • Many in-stock gowns are 40% off

Hours:

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 10a-5p Thurs: 10a-7p Sat: 10a-3p After hour appointments available

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800-811-9103 • DoorsAndDrawersInc.com

Real Wood • Real Savings • Really Easy!

B E F O R E

...and

! r e t f A Talk to us about your GRADUATION OPEN HOUSE pulled pork , beef brisket meat & cheese trays salads & more!

...smoked meats, cheese, and one nice butcher!

851 U.S. 20, Suite 2, Middlebury 574-825-7222

54595 C R 17, Elkhart 574-293-0222 Sunday - Thursday 11:00am-10pm

HOURS: Friday & Saturday 11:00am-11pm


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10% off

one item $20 or more Participating Dealers Only Exp: 4-30-14

OLD CREAMERY ANTIQUES

333 N. Main St. • Middlebury • 574-538-0188 Mon-Sat 10a - 5p • Sun 1p-5p

FREE

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of wi th pu rch as e pr om up do Exp ire s 4-2 7-1 4

Prom Night is a time for fun,laughter and feeling beautiful and special.

500 Spring Valley Drive, Suite #6 • Middlebury • 574-825-1234

The

Save 10% off the regular price of a

Prom Special:

30% off

25% off Any one item

any prom accessory of regular price*

of regular price*

*Excludes Brighton. Offer cannot be combined with other sales or discounts. Must present this coupon at time of purchase. Expires 4-30-14.

T is NO This a NE W CO SNO

furnace clean & check* Expires 4-30-14 HEATING & COOLING A Fusion of Technology & Service

*Must present coupon to receive discount.

203 Wayne Street • Middlebury • 574-825-8824 • elementmasters.net

Have the

Church Wedding

Buy a small or larger

shave ice

of your dreams...

get a small for FREE! Check out our Hot lunch menu too!

101 Harrison St. • Shipshewana • 260-768-4383 www.Kukuis.com • Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am - 5pm

Mon-Fri 5am - 8pm, Sat 6am - 2pm

VILLAGE INN

APRIL

special:

FREE drink with any combo or dinner

107 S. Main St. Middlebury (574) 825-2043

Monday - Thursday 4p-8p *must present coupon Exp: 4-30-14

~ Breakfast all day ~ Pizzas ~ Homemade pies

Features:

• Large Sanctuary with elevated chancel (seats 450) • Reception Hall/Large Kitchen (seats up to 350)

PROM IS ALL ABOUT YOU!

Nail Candy

(Nail Polish)

Jewelry

Glitter Hair Spray

• Audio Visual equipment and sound person

Want to glitter?

• Intimate chapel for smaller weddings and receptions

Add your favorite fragance as well.

20% off

on any Lotions & Potions body products, your choice, your favorites.

*Must present coupon. EXP: 4-30-14

• Perfect for showers, receptions, family reunions, club events and more!

Glitter

Body Spritz Glitter

Lotion

459 S. Van Buren St Shipshewana • In Yoders Red Barn Shoppes • 260.768.7799

We invite you to schedule an appointment at 825.2995 Come worship with us on Sundays at 9 am. Middlebury Church of the Brethren • events@mcob.org • 507 Bristol Ave, Middlebury

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Paul Mitchell purple cap products Good through the end of April

OLD CREAMERY ANTIQUES

333 N. Main St. • Middlebury • 574-538-0188 Mon-Sat 10a - 5p • Sun 1p-5p

• Primitives • Collectables • Furniture • Toys

500 Spring Valley Drive, Suite #6 • Middlebury

574-825-1234

“Call now for a free quote on a Trane System”

The

102 South Main Street Middlebury Phone: 574-825-7725

HEATING & COOLING A Fusion of Technology & Service

203 Wayne Street, Middlebury

Like us on Facebook!

574-825-8824

elementmasters.net

Coming in the

MAY ISSUE...

Promote your business to over 10,000 homes and businesses!

WE CATER: • graduations • company picnics • birthdays • school fundraisers • weddings • or any special event 101 Harrison St. • Shipshewana • 260-768-4383 www.Kukuis.com • Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am - 5pm

The deadline for May ads is April 10. As always, design service is included for no additional charge.

Want a copy of the magazine? We mail issues to all postal zones which include homes with students from the Middlebury school system. If you are outside of those zones, you can pick up an issue for $1.50 at The Village Inn, view it online, or subscribe by visiting our website or our Facebook page.

574-304-3913 • info@inMiddlebury.com www.inMiddlebury.com Share your May birthdays and anniversaries. Submit your May Milestones to us by April 10.

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Mon-Fri 5am - 8pm, Sat 6am - 2pm

VILLAGE INN 107 S. Main St. Middlebury (574) 825-2043

~ Breakfast all day ~ Pizzas ~ Homemade pies


HARDWOOD

MULCH

Receive 5% off Fertilizer*

*With mulch purchase (Full priced items only).

Red • Black • Brown

Grass Seed • Fertilizer • Garden Seed Residential • Commercial • Industrial CASEY’S EROSION & SEED SOLUTIONS

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18029 CR 22 Goshen HOURS: Tues-Fri 10am-5:30 pm Sat 10am-2pm Call for an appointment at 574-361-3271 during non business hours.

WE DELIVER

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