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Jan. –Feb. 2016

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The Hammer & The Hatchet

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Nature Observations Wood Stoves The Old Coal Furnace Winter Wellness


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The Wild Olive

Brown Co Winery

Sweet Cozy Living Nashville Candy Store Sports Etc. Be My Guest Head Over Hillbilly Footwash Heels

Heritage Mall

Spears Pottery Juls Etc.

The Sunshine Shack

Lazy One

House of Jerky

Apache Tactical

Gold &Old

Townhouse Touch of Silver Gifts

Main Street Shops


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Nashville House


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Brown Co Public Library

Brown Co. History Center


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The Emerald Pencil

Big Woods Village



Men’s Toy Shop Main Street Images

Colonial Bldg.

Carmel Corn Cottage


Brozinni Pizzeria

Hills O’Brown Realty

J.B. Goods/ Life is Good

Hotel Nashville

Redbud Terrace

McGinley Insurance


Career Resource Center

First Merchants Office Bank Health For U

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Masonic Lodge

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Village Florist

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Brown Co Inn Hotel, Restaurant and Bar

Brown Co Community YMCA Brown Co Health & Living

Bear Hardware Comfort Inn

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Salt Creek Park McDonald’s People’s State Bank

Salt Creek Inn

Seasons Lodge & Conference Center

Doodles by Kara Barnard


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Lorna’s Hunter’s Leather & Electronics Boutique

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Olde Magnolia House Inn 4th Sister Vintage Store

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Jack & Jill Nut Shop

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Our Brown County ANTIQUES

58 South Apparel..........................34 Antique Alley Shops.....................22 Apache Tactical.............................43 Bear Hardware..............................26 Community Closet Thrift Shop...55 Harley-Davidson of Bloomington.................................23 Head Over Heels...........................53 J.B. Goods/ Life is Good...............22 Lazy One.........................................43 Lorna’s Leather & Boutique........48 Male Instinct..................................54 Mercantile Store...........................42 Sports Etc.......................................53 Village Florist Tuxedo Rental......42 Too Cute at Abe’s Corner.............44

Antique Alley Shops.....................22 Antiques Co-op.............................51 Apache Tactical.............................43 B3 Gallery.......................................28 Be My Guest...................................53 Bearly Country..............................15 Bone Appetit Bakery....................49 Brown Co Art Guild.......................29 Brown Co Visitors Center.............28 Carol’s Crafts..................................43 Cathy’s Corner...............................23 The Ferguson House....................33 Foxfire.............................................33 Head Over Heels...........................53 Hillbilly Footwash.........................53 Homestead Weaving Studio.......28 House of Clocks.............................51 J Bob’s Trading Co.........................14 K. Bellum Leather.........................29 Lightspinner StudioMartha Sechler..............................48 Lazy One.........................................43 Lorna’s Leather & Boutique........48 Main Street Images......................14 Male Instinct..................................54 Mercantile Store...........................42 New Leaf.........................................29 Rhonda Kay’s.................................34 Simply 4 You..................................19 Spears Pottery...............................29 Sports Etc.......................................53 Sweet Cozy Living........................49 Sweetwater Gallery......................19 The Thomas Treehouse................49 The Toy Chest................................55 Rosey Bolte-Uncommon Gourd.29 Too Cute at Abe’s Corner.............44 Village Florist Flowers & Gifts.....42 Wishful Thinking...........................19

4th Sister Vintage Store...............46

Brown County Playhouse............18

Antiques Co-op.............................51 Be My Guest...................................53 Brown Co Antique Mall................49 Cathy’s Corner...............................23 Plum Creek Antiques...................56


Antique Alley Shops.....................22 Antiques Co-op.............................51 Art Beyond Crayons.....................51 B3 Gallery.......................................28 Bear Hardware..............................26 Brown Co Antique Mall................49 Brown Co Art Gallery...................28 Brown Co Art Guild.......................29 Cathy’s Corner...............................23 Lightspinner StudioMartha Sechler..............................48 Rosey Bolte-Uncommon Gourd.29


Fallen Leaf Books..........................27




kidscommons................................42 Pine Room–Muddy Boots...........47 Rawhide Ranch.............................27


Abe Martin Lodge.........................39 Artists Colony Inn.........................23 Bear Wallow Distillery..................23 Brown Co IGA................................18 Brown Co Inn.................................22 Brown Co Winery..........................39 Brownie’s Bean Blossom Rest.....55 Brozinni Pizzeria...........................27 Butler Winery.................................27 The Candy Dish...............................3 Carmel Corn Cottage...................42 Chateau Thomas Winery.............54 Darlene’s at Hotel Nashville........59 Farmhouse Cafe............................14 The Harvest Preserve.....................3 Hobnob Corner Restaurant........46 Hoosier Buddy Liquors................46 Hotel Nashville..............................59 House of Jerky...............................48 J Bob’s Trading Co.........................14 Las Chalupas Mexican Rest.........51 McDonald’s....................................49 Miller’s Ice Cream............................3 Nashville BP...................................15 Nashville Candy Store..................53 Nashville Fudge Kitchen..............60 Nashville House............................45 Pine Room–Muddy Boots...........47 Schwab’s Fudge.............................55 Seasons...........................................45 Sweetea’s Tea Shop......................34 That Sandwich Place....................49 The Wild Olive.................................2


Antiques Co-op.............................51 The Ferguson House....................33 Plum Creek Antiques...................56

Advertiser Index HARDWARE

Bear Hardware..............................26


Head Over Heels...........................53 K. Bellum Leather.........................29


Antique Alley Shops.....................22 B3 Gallery.......................................28 Brown Co Antique Mall................49 Brown Co Art Guild.......................29 Cathy’s Corner...............................23 Ferguson House............................33 Foxfire.............................................33 Grasshopper Flats.........................19 J Bob’s Trading Co.........................14 Juls Etc............................................26 LaSha’s............................................54 Main Street Images......................14 New Leaf.........................................29 Old McDurbin Gold & Gifts.........48 Rhonda Kay’s.................................34 Too Cute at Abe’s Corner.............44 Touch of Silver Gold & Old..........22


Abe Martin Lodge.........................39 Artists Colony Inn.........................23 The Brick Lodge............................59 Brown County Health & Living...15 Brown Co Inn.................................22 Comfort Inn...................................12 Cornerstone Inn..............................4 Creekside Retreat.........................46 Green Valley Lodge......................15 Hampton Inn.................................12 Hidden Valley Inn.........................26 Hills o’ Brown Vacation Rentals..26 Hilton Garden Inn.........................12 Holiday Inn Express......................12 Hotel Nashville..............................59 Lodge on the Mountain...............49 McGinley Vacation Cabins..........56

Monroe Music Park & Campground.................................56 Nickel’s Vacation Cabins..............14 The North House...........................59 Olde Magnolia House..................46 Rawhide Ranch.............................27 Salt Creek Inn................................48 Seasons...........................................45




Bone Appetit Bakery....................49


B3 Gallery.......................................28 Main Street Images......................14 Spears Pottery...............................29 Yesteryear Old Time Photos........19


Brown County Real Estate...........57 Hills o’ Brown Realty.....................57 ReMax Team...................................54 F.C. Tucker-Jennifer Gabriel....... 57


Grandpa Jeff’s Trail Rides............47 Rawhide Ranch.............................27


Dr. Lisa Baker, DDS.......................34 Brown County Health & Living...15 Career Resource Center...............42 Ethereal Day Spa and Salon........47 Hillbilly Footwash.........................53 Hunter’s Electronics.....................47 Nashville BP...................................15 Village Florist Flowers & Gifts.....42


Al’s Garage/Paint & Body Brown Co Community YMCA Brown Co Real Estate Brown Co Tire & Auto Career Resource Center

Farmers Insurance—McGinley First Merchants Bank Flower and Herb Barn GMG Motors Health For U Helmsburg Sawmill Hills o’ Brown Realty Knight’s Trash Removal McGinley Vacation Cabins Mike Nickels Log Homes Monroe Park Campground People’s State Bank Plum Creek Antiques F.C. Tucker-Jennifer Gabriel Waltman Construction Co.


Head Over Heels...........................53 K. Bellum Leather.........................29


Apache Tactical.............................43 Bearly Country..............................15 Bone Appetit Bakery....................49 Carol’s Crafts..................................43 Fallen Leaf Books..........................27 Fireplace Center............................42 Harley-Davidson of Bloomington.................................23 House of Clocks.............................51 Hunter’s Electronics.....................47 K. Bellum Leather.........................29 Male Instinct..................................54 Sports Etc.......................................53 The Toy Chest................................55 Weed Patch Music Company......49 Wishful Thinking...........................19


Sweetwater Gallery......................19


Artists Colony Inn.........................23 Hotel Nashville..............................59 Village Florist.................................42


16 The Hammer and the Hatchet ~by Paige Langenderfer

20 Hunter’s Electronics

~by Chrissy Alspaugh

24 Brown County Antique Mall

~by Karen E. Farley 30-31 Photos ~by Matt Hughes

32 Our Covered Bridges ~by Julia Pearson 35 Old Bottles ~by Paul Sackmann 36-37 Calendar of Events 38 Observations

~by Jim Eagleman

~by Cindy Steele

~by Mark Blackwell

~by Paige Langenderfer

40 Susy O’Donnell’s Pottery 44 Wood Stoves

50 Maple Syrup Festival

Jim Eagleman recently retired from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources after 40 years as a naturalist at Brown County State Park. He hopes to finish his memoirs soon. He and his wife Kay have three sons, all graduates of Brown County High School. Kay and Jim enjoy all outdoor activities, especially kayaking.

52 The Old Coal Furnace ~by Jeff Tryon

56-57 Services Directory 58 Warm Up From Within Cover Photo: Bean Blossom Bridge ~by Cindy Steele


Julia Pearson wrote for a secular Franciscan magazine for ten years and served as its human interest editor. She and her husband Bruce have made Lake Woebegone Country their new homebase for life’s continuing adventures. Julie, Bruce, and four-footed Suki are adjusting well. Julia enjoys traveling and visiting museums of all types and sizes, with her children and grandchildren. Joe Lee is an illustrator and writer. He is the author of The History of Clowns for Beginners and Dante for Beginners and illustrator of six other titles, including the forthcoming Dada and Surealism for Beginners in the ongoing “for Beginners” series. He is an awardwinning editorial cartoonist for the Bloomington Herald Times, a graduate of Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and a veteran circus performer. Joe lives with his wife Bess, son Brandon, George the cat, and his dogs, Jack and Max. Chrissy Alspaugh is a freelance writer and owner of Christina Alspaugh Photography. She lives in Bartholomew County with her husband, Matt and two children. She can be reached at <>. View her work at <> or on Facebook.

Paige Langenderfer is a freelance writer and communications consultant. She writes for numerous Indiana publications, and is a featured columnist in The Republic. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and her Master’s degree in public relations management from IUPUI. Paige lives in Columbus with her husband and daughter. She can be contacted at <>.

Mark Blackwell makes his home in an area of Brown County where “the roadway is rough and the slopes are seamed with ravines and present a meatless, barren, backbone effect.” He was born in the last century and still spends considerable time there. He plays music with the “Lost Shoe String Band” when he can get away with it, writes for Our Brown County, and only works when he has to.

Karen E. Farley is mother of three, stepmom of four, grandmother of twelve and great grandmother of one. Karen’s passion for writing began in her twenties writing poems to her daughters. Married for 25 years, she contributes to several local, national, and international magazines.

Jeff Tryon is a former news editor of The Brown County Democrat, a former region reporter for The Republic, and a former bureau chief for The Huntsville Times. Born and raised in Brown County, he currently lives with his wife, Sue, in a log cabin on the edge of Brown County State Park. He is a Baptist minister.

Matt Hughes is a retired UPS driver who resides in the hills of Brown County with his wife Christy and sons Clint and Clay. Matt was raised in nearby Columbus and has been working in Brown County since 1989. He moved here in 1994. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking and has been an avid photographer most of his life.

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hen I was young, I used to dread the months of January and February. The gloomy gray skies and the arctic temperatures tended to depress my spirit. Now I look forward to that time and get happy. Most of the business owners of Brown County use this time to recharge their batteries. The rest of the year we operate in a frantic mode to get the sales and supply the goods to the tourists. In winter we slow down and look back and what we have done. Yes, we had a good year! We worked hard and it paid off. I spend a lot of time looking out my office windows into the trees. The bare trees that top the hills near my home make the landscape seem like a little mountain range. The view calms me. I take the time to think about what might make my life simpler and more peaceful. I imagine paths of less resistance. Sometimes I have epiphanies during these quiet times—a better way to create an ad, a new idea for a column, even a new publication. As I hibernate in my home I start to see the clutter that was overlooked during the other months. I sort through all the clothes, do-dads, and books. Community Closet gets all the stuff I de-clutter still worth something to somebody. My house gets a facelift and I feel spiritually cleansed when I let go of things. I live in a little house that was built during the Depression, with small rooms and very small closets. A few pairs of overalls and some Sunday best clothes were all that were needed back then. Letting go of stuff makes me feel good. We moved a lot when I was growing up and I took only the things that mattered most with me. We traveled lightly. I learned to narrow my pile of stuff to the things that make me smile. Did I ever really like the way that sweater fit me? Gone. Do I use this box anymore? Gone. Do I want to keep that piece of pottery? Of course! Letting go is relaxing. People come to Brown County to let go, even in the winter. They can get away from all the hassles of the electronic age to take a hike, or look out the window. Watching a fire burn as the wood changes color and makes noises sure beats looking at a TV screen with the world’s news and reality shows. Take time to enjoy the peace of the winter months in Brown County. I do. —Cindy Steele

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The Hammer and The Hatchet

Jayme Hood and John Bowyer at the Pine Room.

~story and photos by Paige Langenderfer The Hatchet, Bowyer and Hood he moment he heard her have now played more than 150 voice, John Bowyer knew he shows and are working on their had found his musical soul second CD. mate. Bowyer had been dating “It’s been a whirlwind,” Hood Jayme Hood for a little while, but said. “Everything has just worked had never heard her sing. out and we’ve gotten really good “One night, we were at a jam reception from people.” and she just started singing The duo creates an original harmony with me,” Bowyer said. sound that is a mix of folk, “Her voice was perfect. I said, ‘You bluegrass, country, and Americana aren’t going anywhere,” and we’ve music. The exceptional guitar played together ever since.” and mandolin work fits perfectly A year-and-a-half later, alongside the duo’s gorgeous performing as The Hammer and


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harmonies and beautifully crafted songs. Bowyer and Hood describe their somewhat vintage, soulful sound as American Roots Music. The name of their band, The Hammer and The Hatchet, came to Bowyer at the spur of a moment. “We were driving to our first gig and trying to come up with a name, but we couldn’t decide on anything,” said Bowyer. “Then the organizer asked me what our name was and I just blurted out, The Hammer and the Hatchet.”

While Bowyer has played in bands for several years, starting in punk rock and moving his way towards bluegrass, this is Hood’s first on-stage endeavor. In the past year and a half she has taught herself how to play the guitar. “I didn’t just want to be a background singer. I wanted to participate,” said Hood. “I just started picking up John’s guitar when he wasn’t home and taught myself.” Naturally drawn to each other, the Nashville, Indiana based duo performs with a chemistry apparent throughout the interplay of their onstage personas as well as their intricate harmonies. “Her voice makes my songs work,” Bowyer said. The majority of the songs they currently perform are Bowyer’s originals, but the duo is planning to take a break from performing soon to work on their second CD which will feature songs written by Hood. Along with their busy schedules, Bowyer and Hood

“We play songs that everyone can wrap their heads around and join in,” Bowyer said. “We play the standards.” The jam usually features anywhere from 10 to 30 musicians and instruments including guitars, mandolins, banjos and dulcimers. Bowyer said he encourages even beginners to attend. “When I was learning bluegrass, I attended a jam and they were really patient with me and taught me how to play,” he said. “It’s a fun and good way to develop.” In addition to creating a lively venue to play bluegrass music, the organizers of the jam hope that it also helps continue the tradition of music in Nashville. “Sometimes I think the musical talent in Nashville is overlooked,” Bowyer said. “There is a

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take time to participate in the Tuesday Night Jam in Nashville. The Tuesday jam started out at the original downtown Muddy Boots location and now meets at the Pine Room Tavern in the Salt Creek complex. During warmer weather the jam meets outside at the Pavilion at the Village Green area. The Tuesday Jam has also filled a void that was left when Otis Todd stopped having his long-running Thursday night garage jam last year. The sessions feature bluegrass music and usually meet from 7 to 9 p.m. They are open to everyone, all ages, and all skill levels.

strong history of music in this community. It’s amazing to think about the number of really talented musicians who live right here in this little town. The name Little Nashville really is so true.” To learn more about The Hammer and The Hatchet, search the name on Facebook. To learn more about the Tuesday Night Jam in Nashville, search “Tuesday night jam in little Nashville” on Facebook. 

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145 S. Van Buren Street

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Old School Way and Pittman House Lane

(next to the Toy Chest, behind Sweetwater Gallery) Visit our website for class schedules • 812-988-7009

Wild West • Prairie • Civil War Roaring 20s and more! 145 S. Van Buren • Nashville, IN • 812-988-7305 Next to Artist Colony Inn, behind Sweetwater Gallery

est. 1972

Doug Stoffer, Designer/Jeweler

Sweetwater Gallery featuring locally crafted:

Sterling Silver • Fine Diamonds Opals • Gemstones • Wedding Rings Titanium Bands • Austrian Lead Crystal For Quality and Price call 812-988-4037 Top Dollar Paid for Old Gold 150 S. Van Buren St. • Nashville

Stained Glass Paperweights Mosaic Mirrors Fabric Wallhangings also offering:

Pottery Kaleidoscopes Metal Sculpture Owners, Ron and Penny Schuster

145 S. Van Buren Nashville located in the Back-to-Back Complex 812-988-0449

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Hunter’s Electronics ~story and photos by Chrissy Alspaugh


unter Riebl underestimated the community’s excitement for his business. But great things can happen when you’re the only game in town. Or actually county, in his case. Hunter’s Electronics opened in September, allowing residents to stay local for computer and cell phone service and repair, large-format printing, UPS shipping, and much more. Located at 30 E. Washington St., the business also carries an array of electronics and gadgets, ranging from cell phone cases and wireless chargers to selfie sticks and remote-controlled quadcopter drones. “It’s a great idea,” said Nashville resident Scott Hash, who recently stopped by Hunter’s Electronics for a cell phone repair estimate. “Otherwise you have to go to Bloomington or Columbus.”

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Truth be told, Hunter is as pleasantly surprised as anyone by the overwhelmingly positive reception the store has received from residents. At just 21, he admits that owning a business— particularly in Nashville—wasn’t really his plan. After graduating from Brown County High School, he knew he wanted to spread his wings and enrolled at Huntington University in northern Indiana. Studying business management and computer science, Hunter said it was obvious by his sophomore year that he lacked passion for the path he was on. He withdrew from school and worked a while maintaining technology for an HVAC company and later running robotic welders in a factory. It wasn’t long before Hunter returned to his hometown and landed a job at an Internet and

telecommunications company that finally ignited within him a fire. Electronics and technology always had come easily for Hunter. He worked as a “techie” for his high school while still a student. High school and college also found Hunter regularly fixing cell phones, iPods, and such for family and friends. So when his dad, Mike Riebl, offered to help launch an electronics store in Nashville, Hunter immediately was intrigued. “I was apprehensive, though, because my perception was that all the businesses here cater to tourists,” Hunter said. “But once we got to talking more about what we could offer, I realized that if we did it right, this could be huge.” Mike, managing partner of Tsune America in Edinburgh, said being a business owner has been one of the most rewarding choices of his own life, “So we said, ‘Let’s give this a try!’” He said Hunter’s ease in connecting with people, coupled with his

obvious strengths with technology, made the general business focus clear. But without any retail experience of his own, Mike said he and his son could only guess how well the store might be received. “Certainly the success of the electronics part of the business has surprised us,” he said. “I was thinking there might be more demand for the retail or printing, but of the three or four legs we stand on, the need that is out there for local repairs has been great.” While the store certainly piques the interest of passing tourists, Hunter said his primary clientele is local. He said he’s thrilled to be filling gaps and hopefully making residents’ lives easier. Hunter said his father’s business experience has been invaluable with the store’s launch. “It’s amazing to be able to go to him anytime I have questions,” Hunter said. “The people who start a business on their own and don’t know what they’re doing, man, it must feel like getting hit by a bus. Instead, I just feel like I’ve been hit by a small SUV!” Hunter plans to someday finish his degree. But for now, he’s just glad that life’s twists and turns brought him back to Brown County. “I think a lot of young people think that if they’re not into the artsy tourism stuff, there’s nothing to do except leave,” he said. “But in reality there are a lot of opportunities. I’m very happy to be here. This is definitely a great place for me.” Hunter’s Electronics is located at 30 East Washington Street across from the Circle K. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information call (317) 498-9982 or visit <>. 

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Visit America’s First Store • 812-988-0900

Fallen Leaf Books Hoosier Artist

Brown Co. Art Guild

Jack and Jill Nut Shop


Second Location in Calvin Place– (S. Van Buren and Franklin Streets)


172 N. Van Buren Street in Nashville, IN

Agape Pearls Brown County Furniture Brown County Pottery Brown County Weavery and Roots For Bare Feet Ferguson House It’s All About Dogs K. Bellum Leather Rich Hill’s Magic & Fun Emporium My Sister’s Shop Nashville Image Antique Alley on the West Side Old Time Photography Nashville House Paint Box Art Gallery Primitive Spirit Out of the Antique Through the Looking Glass Ordinary Alley Wooden Wonders Shoppes Woodlands Gallery FRANKLIN ST


Goldsmith and Silversmith 42 years of quality service in Brown County

Coming in Spring of 2016... Fully remodeled guest rooms Upgraded banquet facilities New outdoor event space New menu AT THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 46 & 135 3 BLOCKS SOU TH OF DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE

(812) 988-2291

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Touch of Silver, Gold & Old 87 E. Main St. • Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 988-6990 • (800) 988-6994 Hours: 10am - 6pm • 7 days a week


Inn & Restaurant

A Charming 19th Century Style Inn and Restaurant

• 20 Guest Rooms, 3 Suites with Whirlpool Baths • Banquet and Conference Rooms for Retreats or Parties • Gift Certificates Available Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast Buffet 7:30 am–10:30 am “Early Bird” Specials Mon.–Thurs. 3–5 pm At the corner of Van Buren and Franklin Streets in Nashville, Indiana

812-988-0600 • 800-737-0255

812-333-8300 Hwy 46 Bloomington

Open Mon.–Sat. 11–6 (Closed Sun.) O

BEAR WALLOW DISTILLERY B Makers of Distilled Spirits using locally grown grains in an old-fashioned copper still

Come try a Mo Moonshine Shake-up Gnaw Bone Bourbon now available

Take a Tour

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Brown County Antique Mall

~story and photos by Karen E. Farley n the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, Ray (Kevin Costner), an Iowa farmer, hears a mysterious voice in his cornfield saying, “If you build it, they will come.” Cheri Clevenger, owner of Brown County Antique Mall, decided then that someday she would build her own field of dreams. Cheri grew up in Indianapolis and moved to the country as soon as she was able to make it on her own. “I love small towns and people,” she says. “When I was growing up I wanted to live in a small, tourist town and have my own business.” After working in the communications business for over 30 years and raising two children, Cheri finally got to have that dream business in Nashville, Indiana. On April 1 of 1995, she purchased the building. At the time, there were only a few dealers in the mall and it was mostly furniture. “It was already an antique business, but I only bought the building,” she explains.


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Cheri likes to share the building’s history with people. In 1968, Wayne Ogle sold his gas station in town and opened one on State Road 46 where the mall is now. A lawn mower shop was added later. After Wayne’s passing, Elaine and Norval Fishvogt purchased the building and opened an antique shop called the Yankee Dollar. They added on to the original building and built an upstairs area where artists could gather to paint and hold art classes. In 1989, Denver and Gladys Veteto purchased the business, renamed it BC Frontier Mall, and added the back section.

There are over 68 different booths in the mall now and some have been vendors for over 30 years. The two oldest dealers are 94 and the youngest is in her 20s. Since the antique mall is located on Highway 46, many locals and tourists drive by the building and stop in to check out what’s new or just visit. As people enter the mall, Cheri offers cookies and coffee with a warm Brown County greeting. “We have a lot of tourists, but we have a lot of regulars, too,” says Cheri. “We are seeing a lot of young people come in and some say they remember coming in with their parents as a child.”

Cheri Clevenger and Terry Sumter.

Cheri believes the increase in younger patrons is due in part to Pinterest, a social network service that offers photo sharing among its members for creative ideas and projects. She also sees a lot of homeschooling families who bring their children in for a learning experience. “I had one homeschool family recently that had their children purchase all their Christmas presents here,” she says. The 7,000 square foot mall three miles east of Nashville offers thousands of items and is well organized. The atmosphere allows patrons to feel at home while shopping. In 2006, Cheri added an art gallery owned and operated by her son, Chris Powers, who deals in Indiana, American, and European art. One of Cheri’s dreams is to have an antique village. There are two other buildings next to the mall that will eventually house furniture and estate items. They are currently being used for storage. The Brown County Antique Mall is open 362 days a year and Cheri stays busy all year long. “There is always at least one customer every day,” she says. “Almost everyone leaves with one of the geodes to take back home in their suitcase as a souvenir from Indiana. Who would have thought you can make money from rocks. I guess they are our oldest antiques.”

Cheri loves meeting people and making improvements to the mall, but she couldn’t do it without the help of her life partner and best friend, Terry Sumter. In 2007, the two met at a friend’s reunion and realized they went to the same high school, but never knew each other. A year later, they started dating. With Terry’s help, Cheri has been able to finish the renovations and make plans for more improvements. In 2014, she had a setback. She was diagnosed with breast cancer. After six months of treatment, she started planning the renovations for the 20th anniversary in 2015. The Brown County Antique Mall celebrated their anniversary with a grand re-opening in September. Cheri had a new sign made, repainted the building, added sidewalks, and replaced the roof. She also bought a vintage wagon for out front and had the parking lot paved. As commuters and tourists travel on the state highway each day, Cheri is ready to welcome them to a little bit of Brown County history. The antique mall is located at 3288 State Road 46 East and open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cheri can be reached at (812) 988-1025, or you can visit online at <>. 

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Nashville’s only Guest Ranch ...because a campfire helps you see things in a different light. TM

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11-room inn 1 vacation home Public trail rides Family reunions Women’s retreats Kids’ horse retreats Lighted basketball court Playground equipment Hiking and relaxation

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Fishing Nightly campfires Hayrides Team building Low ropes course Weddings Church events 54 acres of land

Open 7 days a week, Year round

1292 State Road 135 South Three miles east of Nashville

A wonderful mix of Old, New, Used and Rare


A family-friendly pizza place PIZZA • SALADS • CALZONES

Not your usual bookstore… Best Sellers · Classics Collectible Editions Signed, First Editions Indiana History and Local Interest

140 W. Main Street • (812) 988-8800

45 S. Jefferson Street · Nashville, IN 812.988.0202 · ·


Monday-Saturday 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday Noon – 6 pm

In the heart of Nashville by the Village Green area at the intersection of Main and Jefferson Streets.

Dine-In or Carry-Out

Sun.–Thurs. 11am–9:30pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am–10:30pm

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HOMESTEAD WEAVING STUDIO Quality Handwovens by Chris Gustin


Yarn • Looms • Supplies Open 11 to 5 most days


of Indiana Art

Southeastern Brown County 6285 Hamilton Creek Road • 812-988-8622

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Brown County Art Gallery · 1926 · e s ta b l i s h e d i n

Brown county’s original art gallery, featuring works by 60 contemporary artists and early indiana masters open Daily 10 am – 5 pm · sunday Noon – 5 pm Free Admission · Free Parking Corner of Main St. & Artist Drive · Nashville, IN 812.988.4609 ·

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Locally crafted Unique Pottery by Larry Spears Elegant Jewelry by Marilyn Greenwood

Also representing over 20 local/regional artists • Pottery • Photography • Jewelry • Painting • Wood • Fiber • and more Downtown Nashville (beside the Nashville House) • Open Daily • 812.988.1286 • Spears Gallery on Facebook

NEW LEAF An eclectic mix of creative items from local, regional, and global artists

Fine Leather Goods odds • Handbags • Belts • Hats • Accessories Featuring Leather Go G Goods o s od made by

Brown County Craftsmen

Leather, Tools, Dye, and Supplies Featuring locally handcrafted jewelry by owner Amy Greely

Calvin Place, Franklin & Van Buren • Nashville

(812) 988-1058 •

Also Selling Shoes: Sandals, Haflinger, Arcopedico,

Moccasins and Sheepskin Slippers

812-988-4513 • 92 W. Franklin, Antique Alley in Nashville, IN

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Our Covered Bridges Brown County State Park bridge.

~by Julia Pearson covered bridge is one feature of by-gone America that inspires the warm sentimentality of the dreamer in all of us. Brenda Kreklerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book, Covered Bridges Today, says that as many as 12,000 covered bridges once existed in the United States. That number dropped to under 1,500 by the 1950s. In response to this drastic loss, the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges was formed in 1950. According to a study of the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program administered by the Federal Highway Administration, the number of covered bridges in existence today is currently somewhere between 700 to 900 structures. The first covered bridges in this country appeared in the early 1800s in the Eastern states, and until the early 1900s were constructed across the United States. They had timber trusses into the mid-1800s when the development of cheaper wrought iron and cast iron led to metal trusses, except where plentiful large timber was available. The covered bridges were built as a functional passageway for a community and often reflected the individual builders and architectural style of a specific time and place. Many historians believe bridges were covered for practical and functional reasons. By covering the heavy trusses from direct exposure to the elements of sun and rain, the life expectancy of the bridge could


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Bean Blossom covered bridge.

be extended. Records prove that covered bridges would last up to three times longer than a noncovered bridge of similar size. Even though the roof and sidings would need to be replaced every couple decades, this was still more economical than complete replacement of the structure. The romantic lore of these bridges holds that having

the appearance of a barn would have a calming effect on horses and other farm animals that had to cross waterways. Yet others think they provided safe cover for travelers during inclement weather. In time, bridge and road design became more repetitive, so that the iconic covered bridges stood out and distinguished the areas where they were located. Even when steel construction became a more economical choice for bridge construction in the early 1900s, timber-truss covered bridges were still used well into the 20th century. Brown County has two significant covered bridges within its boundaries. Spanning the Bean Blossom Creek on Covered Bridge Road, the Bean Blossom Covered Bridge was built in 1880 by Captain Joseph Balsey for the sum of $1,200. It is one of three in existence of the Single Howe Through Trusses design. Its largest span has a length of 57.4 feet. Its total length is 101 feet with a deck width of 11.8 feet. Its vertical clearance above the deck is 11.5 feet. As of 2012, the average daily traffic on the bridge was 38. It was on the main road to Nashville until 1936 when it was bypassed by State Road 135. It is located just south of where State Road 135 and State Road 45 intersect on Covered Bridge Road. The Ramp Creek Covered Bridge is located at the North Entrance of the Brown County State Park over the North Fork of Salt Creek. Built by Henry Wolf in 1838, it is of the Double-barreled Covered Burr arch-truss design. It is the only double tunnel bridge in Indiana and is believed to be only one of four in the United States. Built originally in Putnam County, it was relocated in 1932 because of road construction. It was rehabilitated in 1986. Open to two-way traffic, the length of its largest span is 88.9 feet with a total length of 109.9 feet. It has a deck width of 23.9 feet with a vertical clearance above the deck at 9 feet. It was posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 21, 1993. As of 2004, average daily traffic use was 143. These beautiful artifacts remind folks of a time when travel was relaxed for all—man, woman, and beast. Their care and preservation is important to all Hoosier history. 

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Visit rooms of:

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• Fashion Apparel, Jewelry and Purses • Gifts and Home Decor • Willowtree Angels • Swan Creek Candles • Kitchen Accessories • Baby Gifts • Holiday Decor • Garden Decor

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~by Paul Sackmann


t’s always fun to find a bottle or jar someplace with some history behind it. After the thrill of finding it wears off you are left with the question “What should I do with it?” Do you keep it in the condition that you found it? Or, if the jar is an old valuable one and stained, how do you get it sparkling clean again? Glass is only sand. When it is buried in the ground for a long period of time, it can break down from corrosion due to ground conditions. Most of the aqua colored bottles from the 1880s thru the 1930s are made with Lake Michigan sand and have acid stain when buried for a long time. Bottles that are stained can be left in a vinegar bath solution for a few hours, then buffed up with a Scotch-Brite sponge. If stronger methods are required, denture cleaner works well. Barkeeper’s Friend (a cleaner found at most hardware stores) and elbow grease will remove any rust stains that may have occurred. I have tumbled bottles and jars like you would polish a

gemstone, and they come out looking better than new. Use caution though, because this process can wear the embossing down on the glass and degrade the value. Most of the glass items that I find usually just need a little dish soap and bottle brushing inside of them. If they are really full of mud, I place a small amount of gravel and a little sand and water inside and shake them up. This usually does the job. I have an old fruit jar that I found abandoned in a cabinet, it was hiding out on the bottom shelf on its side. It was black as coal from decades of neglect. After it was cleaned up, the clear jar sparkled! It also was discovered, that it was embossed with the name “Agnew” on the bottom. This company made fruit jars in the 1800s—a real prize. There are bottles and jars that are found where no amount of cleaning will help them. These are “diamonds in the rough“ as I like to call them. I think they still look good as they are. Some items are so scarce, they are worth saving— even chipped and cracked, or with parts missing.

Sometimes just a good old rain bath will do the trick. After finding a root cellar filled with dust and dirt covered fruit jars, I brought them up in apple baskets. The baskets were left out and rained on for a few days. This was enough to clean up the jars to be serviceable again. This is definitely my preferred method. Oh, if it were only always that easy. Good luck in your searches. 

2/5/14 the fine snow coming down fast in the wind which swerves and swells is not silent it makes a rustling as it falls on itself over which I hear my breath pounding you could call it music if you want I feel the odd strain in this or that muscle my foot slips sideways a few times my fingers numb in the cold I set my mind on the warm house and in all ways I can I do wonder at what the world does with itself in winter and shudder myself along through it —Eric Rensberger

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Calendar Brown County Playhouse

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through mid-February MOVIES –THE LATEST RELEASES See schedule online Feb. 13 Valentine’s RESPECT— the women of Rock ‘n’ Soul Star vocalist Jenn Cristy with live band Feb. 20 IU’s Liberation Music Collective Concert Coming in March: March 5 Brown County Music Celebration March 12 Youth Music Showcase and benefit for BETA teen center March 19 Transformative Stories with Jill Bolte Taylor and Carrie Newcomer March 26 Comedian Greg Hahn Most performances at 7:30 70 S. Van Buren St. in Nashville 812-988-6555

Pine Room - Muddy Boots Music most days—Not all dates were booked at time of publication Jan. 1 Kade Puckett 6:00 Jan. 3 Chris Dollar Bluegrass Jam 7:00 Jan. 4 Travers Marks 8:00 Jan. 5 Tuesday Night Jam 7:00 Jan. 6 Clint Zimmerman 8:00 Jan. 7 Chuck Wills & Friends 8:00 Jan. 8 Kade Puckett 6:00 Grimm Family Band with Lambert & Walz 8:30 Jan. 10 Jeff Morgan 7:00 Jan. 12 Tuesday Night Jam 7:00 Jan. 14 Avocado Chic 7:00 Jan. 15 Kade Puckett 6:00 Jan. 16 Hamilton Creek 8:00 Jan. 17 Joe “Rollin” Potter 7:00 Jan. 18 Hillbilly Hippies 7:00 Jan. 19 Tuesday Night Jam 7:00

The schedule can change. Please check before making a trip. Jan. 22 Kade Puckett 6:00 Jan. 23 Gregory Scott 6:00 Jan. 24 Slip Me 5 8:00 Jan. 25 The Hammer & The Hatchet 8:00 Jan. 26 Tuesday Night Jam 7:00 Jan. 28 Lucky & The Kid 7:00 Jan. 29 Kade Puckett 6:00 Jan. 31 Megan Moudlin 8:00 Feb. 2 Tuesday Night Jam 7:00 Travers Marks Feb. 4 Chuck Wills & Kara Barnard 7:00 Feb. 5 Kade Puckett 6:00 Feb. 6 Stella & Friends 8:00 Feb. 7 Chris Dollar Bluegrass Jam 8:00 Feb. 9 Tuesday Night Jam 7:00 Feb. 11 Jason Blankenship 7:00 Feb. 12 Kade Puckett 6:00 Feb. 13 Matchsellers 6:00 Feb. 15 Hillbilly Hippies 7:00 Feb. 16 Tuesday Night Jam 7:00 The Hammer & The Hatchet Feb. 19 Kade Puckett 6:00 Feb. 20 Jeremiah & The Stone Cold Dogs 8:00 Feb. 23 Tuesday Night Jam 7:00 Feb. 25 Lucky & The Kid 7:00 Feb. 27 The Warm Bloods 8:00 812-988-0236 and on Facebook

Feb. 20 Jeff Foster Feb. 26 Marlinaires Feb. 27 Paul Bertsch Band Music 7:00-10:00 Fri. and Sat. 812-988-8500

Abe Martin Lodge Music Saturdays 6:00-8:00

Salt Creek 19th Hole Bar Live Music Fridays and Saturdays

Big Woods Music Fridays, Saturdays + more

Brown County Inn Lounge Music Fridays, Saturdays 9:00

Seasons Lodge Music Fridays and Saturdays 9:00


Chateau Thomas Winery Jan. 2 Jan. 8 Jan. 9 Jan. 15 Jan. 16 Jan. 22 Jan. 23 Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Feb. 5 Feb. 6 Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 19

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Classic Covers Band Impasse Cari Ray Band Classic Covers Band Gary Applegate Barry Johnson Fistful of Bacon Smokestack Lightning Classic Covers Band Classic Covers Band Classic Covers Band Impasse Classic Covers Band Gary Applegate

Winter in the Woods Events: Warm Up From Within at Abe Martin Lodge

Jan. 15, 16, 17 (See more on page 58) Free on Friday, Jan. 15: Shake it Like You Own It, belly dancing with Margaret Lion See full schedule of classes on and

Programs : KATHY ANDERSON—Shake Your Soul LAURA BLACKTHORN—The Mirror of Poetry CAROL BRIDGES—Engage Life. Live Your Love. Feel the Juice. RICK CLAYTON—Harp Healing with Reiki and Aroma Therapy + Drum Circle ALLISON DISTLER—Our Body and the Stories of Our Life DIXIE FERRER—Learn, Explore, Discover, and Play with this Artist JANIECE JAFFE—Healing Sound Meditation KATHY AND JIM JOHNSON—Qigong MARGARET LION—Belly Dancing TRACY PRICE—The Talisman

Winter Hike

Jan. 16 9:00 am, Brown County State Park Take a hike on one of the two self-guided trails at the state park. Southern Loop Hike (3.5 miles): Beginning at the Nature Center, hikers begin on a closed park road past breathtaking Hohen point, into Strahl Valley then around Lake Strahl. Return to the Nature Center via Trail #6. Woodland Hike (2.75 miles): Beginning at the park’s Recreation Building and proceeding through Ogle Hollow Nature Preserve (Trail #5), around Lake Ogle (Trail #7), and returning to the Recreation Building.

You must have the geocaching app installed on a smartphone or bring a GPS device. The Dutch Oven Cookout, featuring U-Relish, follows the geocache. You must RSVP on the event’s Facebook page.

YMCA Community Days

Jan. 15, 16, 17 Facility will be open to the public from 7:00-3:00 throughout the weekend. Also a free Tabata class led by DeAnne Weaver at 5:30 on Jan. 15. 812-988-9622

Breakfast with the Naturalists and Hiker’s Lunch Buffet Jan. 16 7:00 am Breakfast

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Brown County Art Guild

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Lunch Little Gem Restaurant Abe Martin Lodge 812-988-4418

Tea-zer Hike

Jan. 16 1:00 pm, the Visitors Center Take a brisk walk along the Salt Creek Trail just outside of town. Meet at the Visitors Center and enjoy a short trek along the Trail (approximately 40 minutes) before ending at Sweetea’s Tea Shop just in time for Tea 201.

Tea 201

Jan. 16 2:00 at Sweetea’s Tea Shop in Nashville Taste/sample teas and learn about the Frosty Trails Five Mile health benefits associated with different Jan. 16 10:30 am 5 mile run on horse trails types of tea. The focus is on drinking tea Sponsored by the Indiana Running for a healthier you in 2016 Co. and Quaff On!/Big Woods Brewing Company. Race headquarters at the Trail Cache + Lower Shelter in the state park. Dutch Oven Cookout Jan. 17 11:00-5:00 at Trail Hobo 317-340-7506 71 West Franklin Street in Nashville

Jan. 4-30 Senior Art Show Artists 55 years of age or older Jan. 4-30 Patron Art Show Current or new patron member artists 18 years of age and older Feb. 1-27 Young Artist Show Artists 18 years of age or younger 48 S. Van Buren St. in Nashville, IN (812) 988-6185

Brown County Art Gallery Now-Feb. Artists Assoc. Fall/Winter Show (812) 988-4609

Brown County History Center Open 1:00 to 4:00 Tues.–Sat. Displays and exhibits North of the courthouse $2 Donation

Indiana Raptor Center Live birds of prey, tours by appt. only. Wed.-Sun. 11:00-5:00 Group programs available. Closed January and August. 812-988-8990

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Observations ~by Jim Eagleman


inter bird feeding really isn’t much bother once you remember to do it every day. The rewards should be enough to remind me to keep the bucket handy and the cut-up suet in the freezer. Looking over the top of the laptop, the filled feeders attract the normal array of finches, titmice, and chickadee—the winter birds and those that stay here year ’round. Seeing the assembly of electronic gadgets around me—cell phone, scanner, and a temperamental printer—I think about how things have changed since I used to fill the feeders as a kid. My mom used to say I could pretend the activity at the feeder was like a television show—watch and see what happens. Birds and voracious squirrels still do what they have been doing for centuries. They flit about, scurry, feed, and flock near the hanging feeder by the kitchen window. Except for a normal feeding chirp or scold, I don’t hear anything. Even while the show’s the same, my life has changed in so many ways. Why I dwell on this may be due to my recent retirement from work. My break after 40+ years with the Indiana DNR at Brown County State Park now allows me a bit more freedom to think, wonder, and speculate about nature. Some say it’s daydreaming. That’s alright

because I believe we all have the opportunity. It’s fun to let the brain go. A professor once told us burgeoning naturalists that food, water, and cover is all that’s needed to attract wildlife. Available in the right portions, animals and birds would find these necessities and take up residency. Cover was described as anything providing protection from wind and bad weather. Nothing more was needed. Unlike farmers of domestic livestock, we weren’t to be thought of caretakers or owners. Consistent, regular, and steady—despite man’s changing environment—wild things go about their existence with little difference over time. I consider the changes in my life within the past few years and my head swims. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter now give me information I used to get from reading the evening paper or see on the 11 o’clock news. Emails replace letters and even family

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newsletters at holiday time are sent electronically. So when I watch birds at the feeder, I am anchored to a basic, uncluttered, event unaffected by today’s technology. I am brought home to a ritual, fundamental and unpretentious. Slowed down, I am recharged. I’d like to think this is the way it is with nature observations—they require we step away from the normal activity to experience. Once removed, we visualize the event as it has occurred for eons. For many of us in today’s fast world, that is the appeal—why we go out, why we live here. Thanks to the many readers of Our Brown County for the well wishes and “Good luck!” I received as I entered retirement. While my articles for this publication won’t include park events or program invitations any more, I still plan to continue my nature notes and musings. I am adding the definition of a nature term or word I’ve learned and want to share. Hope you like it. Psithurism—the sound of wind in the trees and rustling of leaves. 

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~by Cindy Steele


usy O’Donnell has a passion for pottery. She says the rhythm of the work “settles” her. She likens the process to baking or starting a garden and enjoys bringing the clay through the various stages of texture, color, and smell.

Her redware pieces start out hand-thrown on the wheel and are left to dry to a leathery state before they are coated with a cream-colored slip, a liquid clay. The designs are sketched on the surface, then the coating is scratched off with a sgraffito tool to expose the red clay underneath. When the clay is rock hard the decoration is painted on. The works are moved to the kiln for a bisque firing, are glazed, and then return to the kiln for a final bake. O’Donnell was introduced to pottery in the late 1980s when she audited some ceramics classes at Indiana University and mentored under a potter from the Bloomington Potter’s Coop. She also took classes from Carolyn Mullet, attended workshops, and visited museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art that houses a fine collection of redware.

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Gerard and Deb Davis of Davis Fine Art approached O’Donnell in 1999 about making some “new” historic pottery for their museum/ shop that was located at the north end of Nashville. She researched the Davis’s antique collection and the photos of early Brown County pottery. Susan Snyder, of Italiana Pottery, helped refine her technique on creating the layout, and painting the designs. About a year later she also made items for the Carter’s Artists Colony Inn’s gift shop and for the restaurant’s tables. The redware designs were created in the spirit of the early Brown County potters Helen and Walter Griffiths. The Griffiths started making pottery when Walter lost his engineering job during the Depression of the 1930s. Brown County pottery was a fixture in Nashville for more than 20 years at the Old Bartley House on Van

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Susy O’Donnell

Creating Historic Pottery

Buren and Franklin Streets. They had a mini-factory and showroom there, but also sold their goods out of the Nashville House’s gift shop—Brown County Folks Shop—where Spears Pottery is located today. Their work was sold in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Chicago, and New York just a year after the business began. You can see a collection of the Griffiths’s pottery next to the fireplace at the Brown County Library. O’Donnell’s redware pottery, always evolving, presently includes many forms such as: bowls, dinnerware, canister sets, casserole dishes, sculptures, and other items. Like the Griffiths, she uses nature themes that appeal to visitors as a type of keepsake for a stay in Brown County. The motifs are seasonal with dogwood and flower patterns for spring, birds and bees for summer, persimmons and acorns in the fall, and deer, holly, or pine cones for winter.

She is proud to be continuing the tradition of the early potters and is interested in the area’s unique art heritage. She recently made figurines of Ada Shulz, one of the early artists of the Brown County Art Gallery. She used the well-known Frank Hohenberger photo of Shulz holding a chicken and basket standing next to the Brown County character known as Grandma Barnes as inspiration. Her pottery is currently for sale at the Brown County Art Guild, at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site, and Madeline’s. You can also find her work at the annual Local Clay Potter’s Guild show held at Bloomington’s Convention Center every November. 

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Wood Stoves ~by Mark Blackwell


t’s winter now. And I’m sitting here by my stove so I can detect when it needs more fuel. Lotsa folks don’t know how much concentration it takes to keep a wood stove cruisin’ at the exact perfect burn rate. It takes a rare blend of innate talent, a working knowledge of Newtonian physics, and a rigorous apprenticeship at the feet of a master to keep the cabin warm. The very first thing you need to know when buying, bartering, or trading for your wood stove is that it should be one that burns wood and not one that is made out of wood. An adjunct to this caveat is to be very careful about buying a wood stove on EBay—you just never can tell what you might get. And the shipping charges are gonna be through the roof. Let us say that you found your stove and it is a good’un. Now you have to install it. First, you need to pick a spot in your house or cabin where the stove will be centrally located—or more likely where it will fit. If you have trouble centrally locating your stove, your place might be too big. The answer is to get a bigger stove or a smaller cabin. Another critical element of wood stove management is to keep the fire on the inside. I will grant you that having the fire on the outside can certainly be more festive and makes cooking weenies easier, but your insurance premiums will go up. One of the approved methods of protecting your domicile from consequences related to wood stove over-efficiency is to place it on a hearth and firewall made from brick, stone, adobe, clay tiles, or any other non-combustible materials you might have laying around.

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You could take that old kiddie pool that’s out in the back yard breeding mosquitoes and give it new life as a raised hearth. All you got to do is bring the pool in to where you’re gonna locate your stove. Get yourself three or four bags of concrete mix. Make sure that you have it perfectly positioned and put the concrete with the requisite amount of water in the pool and mix it up. Let the mixture set for a day or two. And then, with the help of four or five unsuspecting neighbors, place your stove on the new raised hearth. For a custom look, you can let the kids and pets put their hand and paw prints in the cement before it hardens. Or for a more traditional hearth, you could scrawl a motto or a facsimile of your family coat-ofarms. To create a dazzling firewall one might take the hoods off four or five of the vehicles you got composting out in the yard and arrange them in a fish scale motif on the wall behind the stove. Now that we have the stove located and positioned safely, it is time to connect it to the chimney (or chimbley as it is pronounced in some parts of the county). The main objective of a chimney

is to direct the smoke produced by the stove out of your home and into the atmosphere. There are two main types of chimneys: outside and through the roof. Many of the early settlers of Brown County opted for the outside type. These were attached to an outside wall and could be fabricated from mud and sticks or mud and stones. When constructed properly the chimney would stick up three or four feet higher than the roof and would have a noticeable lean to it. The pioneer chimney’s lean was intentional. It was a well-conceived safety feature. The chimney leaned slightly away from the cabin and usually had a prop of some sort to keep it upright. If a chimney fire was detected, the fact that it was leaning made it easier to knock it down away from the cabin. The through-the-roof kind of chimney gets a little trickier. While the smoke from the stove will exit the cabin efficiently there is a very good probability rain will enter your cabin just as efficiently if you don’t get the chimney flashed real well. Of course today you can purchase triple wall stove pipe. Many folks have also had fairly good luck caulking leaks with some tar and duct tape. Now that your stove is safely and properly installed, it’s time to fire that puppy up. And so we turn our attention to fuel. The main fuel for a wood stove is wood; however, I have had some success using junk mail, bills, and the occasional court summons. Wood is the recommended fuel and Brown County is uniquely blessed with a healthy and renewable supply. The tricky part is harvesting your winter’s supply. Depending on how well insulated your cabin is, you will probably need between six and eighty-six ricks of wood. There are several means of gathering this supply. You can go out to your own woodlot and employ an axe, cross-cut saw, or chain saw and spend several frosty afternoons of intense physical labor cutting and bucking logs. Or—my current favorite—you can call somebody to deliver. The old saying is that heating with wood warms you twice, once when you’re bucking and splitting it, and again when you burn it. But now that I’m old, my saying is that heating with wood warms you twice but it might kill you once. You folks stay warm now and I will see you in the spring. 

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Maple Syrup Festival


~by Paige Langenderfer

he National Maple Syrup Festival will celebrate its second year in Brown County in March. The festival is scheduled for March 5 and 6 at Brown County State Park. Festival guests will learn the basics of maple syrup and the sugaring process, will be able to see how maple syrup is produced and used today, and learn about the history behind maple syrup production. Events slated for the festival include sap boiling, hikes to identify maple trees and see the sap flowing, presentations by syrup producers, the Great Maple Syrup Heist Challenge Coarse, maple syrup flights with wood branding sponsored by Rawhide Ranch, and onsite cooking by Boy Scouts. There will also be live reenactments of Native American and French Colonial maple sugaring techniques. Delaware and Shawnee descendants will reenact how their Native American ancestors made maple syrup more than 200 years ago. Reenactors will also demonstrate how the French made maple sugar in the New World using European-made tools. Eric Freeman, festival coordinator, said the festival is a great way to shake off cabin fever and get out in nature. “The festival teaches guests how maple syrup is produced,” Freeman said. “Not many people know that there is an enormous difference between pancake syrup and maple syrup.” Freeman explained that pancake syrup is made of 100 percent corn syrup and maple syrup is made by boiling down the sap that comes out of maple trees. Just like many other crops, there is only one season a year that maple sap can be gathered. Maple trees can only be tapped in the spring,

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Modern-day syrup-making techniques demonstrated in Brown County State Park. photo by Shirley Lance

after the first thaw. The season can be as short as a few days to as long as a few weeks. Trees must be 10 to 12 inches in circumference before they can be tapped, which means tapped trees are likely between 10 and 15 years old. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. Freeman said many people are surprised to find out that maple syrup is produced in Indiana each year before anywhere else in the country. “Geographically, Indiana holds the southern and westernmost position in the United States’ Maple Sugar Belt, meaning as winter gives way to spring the sap flows first in Indiana’s maple stands,” he said. “Brown County, which is Indiana’s most densely forested county, is an ideal location for the festival as it is rich in natural resources and home to a wide variety of maple trees.” The festival will feature plenty of opportunities for attendees to sample maple syrup. The Sweet Victory Challenge, the Festival’s national recipe contest, will again challenge participants to find creative uses for maple syrup, in a variety of dishes guests may sample alongside jury panelists deciding who gets national bragging rights. Continued on 55


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The Old Coal Furnace ~by Jeff Tryon mells, like songs, have the uncanny ability to transport us to another time and place. Sometimes I will catch the odor of burning coal from some distant chimney, and it brings back memories of my earliest winters in Brown County and the old coal fired-stove that heated our home. I grew up in a little house my parents built up near Fruitdale. And when I say “little,” I mean tiny—a 30-by-25 foot, two-bedroom cottage. It sat on a walk-out basement that effectively doubled the amount of usable space. My parents built the basement first and lived there with my two older brothers until I came along—then it was time to add more space. My Dad was an organized thinker. My oldest brother said, when Dad decided to build the house, the first thing he did was to build a drafting table, so he could draw up the plans. He was something of a Renaissance man. Dad had elected to heat this little house with a coal fired furnace. Knowing Dad, he probably got a bargain on it because it was something nobody used or wanted anymore. The coal furnace was a huge cast iron and sheet metal behemoth crouched in one corner of the basement, with big sheet metal pipes, like giant arms reaching out across the basement ceiling, connecting to heat registers in different rooms of the house upstairs. Each register could be opened or closed. And there was also a device upstairs to open and close the damper on the furnace, which


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consisted of a long chain with a kind of turnbuckle crank mounted on the living room wall, and the other end on the damper door. When you twisted the knob, the damper door would either open or close, allowing more or less air into the firebox and thereby theoretically regulating the temperature in the house. I say theoretically, because, in practice, once there was a huge coal fire in the belly of the beast, you could close every register in the house and damp it down until the cows came home, and it was still going to reach some mighty impressive temperatures in the tiny little living room where my nuclear family gathered and watched, the Cuban Missle Crisis, or Gunsmoke. Dad worked really hard in an office job in Indianapolis, commuting to work each day before the Interstates were built or the I-465 loop. By the time he would finally drag his weary self home from the office wars each evening, the one major obstacle between him and his easy chair was the chore of building or stoking the fire in the stove. This involved trudging up and down the steep, narrow stairs into the dark, dirty basement, and doing battle with this fickle, cantankerous contraption. Dad tended to want to get it over with, to go down there, lay in a goodly sized wood fire, throw in the whole evening’s worth of coal, and be done. The problem with this approach was, by about 7:30 p.m., the internal temperature of the house would rise above what was technically humanly habitable, even though outside, Continued on 54

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COAL FURNACE continued from 52 in the stark, grim deep-freeze of Indiana winter, the temperatures might be sub-freezing or even sub-zero. I remember him throwing open the doors in the dead of winter when the stove could hold its own against a full-on Hoosier deep-freeze at least for a half hour or so. Dad would always keep his bedroom door closed and the register closed, so when he went to bed, his sleeping area was deliciously cool, while in the boys’ room, temperatures simulated the surface of Venus. Sometimes, the fire would get clogged up or the little chain would come off the damper door, or a “clinker” would get caught in the grate and dad would have to go back downstairs and deal with the furnace AGAIN. He really hated that. There would be much commotion and cursing and general hollering and banging about. There was a great iron handle on the side of the stove box proper and Dad would seize it and rock it violently back and forth to “shake down” the fire to allow the ashes and clinkers to fall through the grate into an ash box below. Emptying that box was the boys’ job so there was always much uproar and outcry when it was discovered that this chore had not been done and the ash box was full and running over. In one corner of the basement was a sort of room made from rough-hewn “native” lumber, known as “the coal bin.” In it was a small window at ceiling level, which was ground level outside the house, and through which coal would be loaded down into the basement. Sometime after the weather had started to turn cold, a big dump truck full of coal would arrive. A metal chute would be extended down into the window and a couple of tons of soft bituminous coal—the winter’s supply—would be dumped into the little room. This was a process full of fascination for small boys, and we usually came through this day of excitement looking like chimney sweeps or Welsh miners. Eventually, the old stove was dismantled and replaced by electric heat. Many of the old sheet-metal ducts, pipes, and parts lay around the back forty for years, taking their part in my imaginary play as the scattered remains of some giant disassembled robot, or the parts of a rocket ship to Mars. Hardly anyone heats with coal anymore, but every now and then I’ll catch the smell of a coal fired stove on the winter wind and remember the beast in the basement that both tormented and kept us warm. 

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL continued from 50 And, a maple syrup festival wouldn’t be complete without pancakes. Brown County High School will host a pancake flipping breakfast with Chris Cakes on the mornings of March 5 and 6, with all proceeds going to the school’s student council. There will also be events the weekends before and after the festival. The last weekend in February a limited number of guests will be able to participate in “Tap the Town,” where you can tap a maple tree and collect sap. The fee for that event includes brunch. The sap collected that weekend will be used to make maple syrup during the festival the following weekend.

The weekend following the festival, March 12 and 13, maple producers from across the state will welcome guests and will demonstrate how trees are tapped, how sap gets to the sugar house, and how it becomes maple syrup, maple cream, maple sugar, maple candy, and more. Maple on the Menu will happen all three weekends, with local restaurants offering dishes made with Indiana maple syrup. Shuttles from Nashville to the State Park will be available. For more information visit <>. 

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1st and 3rd Saturdays 10:00 to 1:00

THRIFT SHOP South Van Buren in Nashville (behind Subway) (812) 988-6003

In the Artist Colony Shops • 125 S. Van Buren St. (812) 988-2817

Proceeds go to local charities

BEAN BLOSSOM Restaurant Good Food, Good Service, Good Prices


Catfish on Friday Nights Daily Specials Breakfast Served All Day

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• Fruit Jars • Garden Art • Furniture • Iron Things, • Lots of Junk and more 5 minutes north of Nashville (intersection of SR 135 & SR 45)

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• Over 55 acres with walking trails • Over 300 water/electric sites • 30 amp and 50 amp hookups • Over 300 tent sites General camping May thru October • Camping cabin rentals

• 2 dump stations • Wi-Fi • Heated/AC showerhouse • Laundry facility • Stocked fishing lake


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• Sun.–Thurs.—Buy 2 get third consecutive night FREE • Check out our Last Minute Special

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Roof Coatings, Metal/Shingle Roofs, Remodels, Ro Power Washing and Sealing, Barns, (812) 327-1994 Garages, Decks, Siding, Windows and Doors, G and all construction needs and services! References Available

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Career Resource Center of Brown County

146 E. Main St., Nashville

• GED • Electrical • Solar Energy • Work One

• Ivy Tech Programs • Certified Nursing Assistant • Quickbooks Training • Computer Classes


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Farm Lumber • Board and Batten Wavy Edged Siding • Beams Buyers of Standing Timber

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• Log Cabin Repairs • Chinking & Repair • New Construction • Cabin Inspections

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The Brown County YMCA is located behind the Comfort Inn Now open at 5:30 a.m. Mon.–Fri.

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Coming Mid-March, 2016:





Benefit for BETA*

Saturday, March 12, 2016

at the Brown County Playhouse Tickets $12 (12 and under free subject to availability) • 812-988-6555

Featuring the talents of Sage Walcott, Gabrielle Steenberger, Zelton Kay, and many others

Hosted by

Kara Barnard

Silent Auction of Amazing Items

County Enrichment for Teens Association, Inc. (BETA) provides * Brown after school activities and a June Camp for Brown County teens. January 15, 16, 17, 2016

Warm Up From Within–Winter Wellness Weekend


ant to shake up your routine in 2016 or learn how to create a visual or tactile work of art designed to center your focus and calm your attention? Warm Up From Within (WUFW) offers just that opportunity—and more. From belly dance to meditative painting, WUFW invites your mind, heart, and body to playfully explore ways of enhancing your life. Warm Up From Within is a mind/body/spirit exploration that absorbs the senses, moves the body, and opens the creative spirit in activities that are engaging and complete in the moment, as well as potentially part of a more centered life. Organizer Lee Edgren, a yoga teacher with a MS degree in Wellness Management from Ball State University’s Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology, sees personal wellness as an alignment of the heart, mind, and body, rather than as a formulaic adoption of

external rules, even if they are “good” for us. “We know when we are well because we are happy and vital, not because we resemble a magazine photo or grudgingly undertake activities prescribed by authorities. That it is fun and leaves you to decide what promotes your health and happiness, that there are tools for self-exploration, but no preconceived endpoints, and lots of time for contemplation, make this a unique event, as does the price, which is about a third of the cost of yoga retreat weekends, without a compromise in the quality of instruction,” Edgren notes. This year, WUFW is again partnering with the Brown County YMCA. The Y is offering free access for swimming, sauna, and pickleball throughout the weekend, and a free Tabata class led by DeAnne Weaver at 5:30 on Friday afternoon.

On Friday evening, activities at the park will begin with “Shake It Like You Own It,” an evening of belly dance (if you are in the room, you must participate!) with Margaret Lion in the Abe Martin Lodge. The ticketed portion of Warm Up From Within, on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, embraces a variety of contemplative practices, from tai chi and yoga to meditative art and healing sound meditation. All people are welcome and all movement classes are accessible to beginners. Of the nine segments in this year’s retreat, five are led by local residents, with other facilitators coming from Bloomington, Seymour, and Indianapolis. Full program information and tickets are available at <WUFW.>. You can also obtain a gift certificate if you purchase a ticket that you are giving as a gift. Call or e-mail Lee Edgren for more information at (812)-988-9642 or <>. 

HOTEL NASHVILLE Darlene’s at Hotel Nashville

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