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Sept. –Oct.

2012

FREE

eXploring Brown County

from the air—zip on!

Life with Dale Bessire

Family, Art, and Farming Sampler at The Original Soup to Nuts

Chris Trotter Sculpting with a Chainsaw

And: Drought Buddie Thompson, visitor guide Foxfire Park Fine Arts Festival Uncle Pen Days Back Roads Studio Tour Abe Martin Picnic and Outhouse Races

Fall Season

of Theatre and Music

MAPS • CALENDAR • ARTICLES • PHOTOGRAPHS


WEED PATCH MUSIC COMPANY

HOME TO INDIANA’S FINEST INSTRUMENT BUILDERS Huge selection of dulcimers, harps, and zithers!

Sally and Rich Greeno Locally made mandolins, fiddles, and affordable imports.

Give us 5 minutes and we’ll teach you how to play!

Pictured: San Jacinto and Lexington by OC Bear, Doc Watson Signature Gallagher, Gallagher G-55. In addition to our handmade OC Bear and Gallagher guitars we also carry the Morgan Monroe and Indiana lines.

58 East Main Street Next to the Courthouse on Old School Way in Nashville, IN

812-988-1180 • www.weedpatchmusiccompany.com

Custom Handmade banjos by Ome and Russell, plus Recording King and others.


Village Green Building

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38TH ANNUAL

Back Home Again in Indiana, The In Home of Bluegrass Music

BILL MONROE'S BLUEGRASS HALL OF FAME & UNCLE PEN DAYS FESTIVAL

THE MECCA OF BLUEGRASS • 4 BIG DAYS • OVER 25 BANDS

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19 - SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012

RANDY WALLER & COUNTRY GENTLEMEN LARRY GILLIS & SWAMPGRASS THE BOX CARS RUSSELL MOORE & IIIRD TYME OUT RONNIE RENO & RENO TRADITION JAMES KING BAND MELVIN GOINS & WINDY MOUNTAIN

BOBBY OSBORNE & ROCKY TOP X-PRESS DAVID PARMLEY & CONTINENTAL DIVIDE JD CROWE & NEW SOUTH JESSE MCREYNOLDS & VIRGINIA BOYS NEWFOUND ROAD RALPH STANLEY II TOMMY BROWN & COUNTYLINE GRASS WILDWOOD VALLEY BOYS LARRY SPARKS & LONESOME RAMBLERS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 AUDIE BLAYLOCK & REDLINE GRASSTOWNE JOE MULLINS & RADIO RAMBLERS JR. SISK & RAMBLERS CHOICE LARRY EFAW & MOUNTAINEERS TIM GRAVES, DARYL MOSLEY & FARM COUNTRY THE GRASCALS MELVIN GOINS & WINDY MOUNTAIN MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY! LIMITED CAMPSITES AVAILABLE. FREE PARKING.

TICKETS*

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WEDNESDAY $20 $25 THURSDAY $25 $30 FRIDAY $30 $35 SATURDAY $30 $35 SAVE $5.00 OFF PER DAY* JUNIORS 13-16 YRS 4·DAY COMBO $90 BEST BUY! $105 CHILDREN 12 & UNDER FREE* *All children 16 years of age & under MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. RESERVED ON·SITE CAMPING AND CABIN RENTALS AVAILABLE: Water & Electric Hookups: 30AMP $20/ day; 50AMP $25/ day* * ** Double Occupancy; 4-Day min. required. Primitive Tent Sites: $6/ per person/day, TIckets MUST be purchased for every day of camping. All prices are subject to state/ local taxes and processing fees.

CHARGE BY PHONE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 DR. RALPH STANLEY & CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS PAUL WILLIAMS & VICTORY TRIO JD CROWE & NEW SOUTH LARRY CORDLE & LONESOME STANDARD TIME LARRY STEPHENSON BAND TOMMY BROWN & COUNTY LINE GRASS Emcees: Sam Jackson & George Riddle Sound: Tom Feller Sound MUSIC & INSTRUMENT WORKSHOPS (WED-SAT) FOOD CONCESSIONS AND VENDORS WILL BE ON SITE.

BLUEGRASS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

PAUL WILLIAMS INDUCTION CEREMONY SATURDAY, SEPT 22, 2012 RESERVE NOW FOR THE 47TH ANNUAL BILL MONROE BEAN BLOSSOM BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL. 8 BIG DAYS JUNE 8TH - 15TH 2013

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DIRECTIONS: Take I-65 to exit #68 Columbus, IN. Go west 15 miles on SR 46 to Nashville. Go north 5 miles on SR 135 to Bean Blossom.

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*Advance Ticket Deadline September 1, 2012. All shows ws rain ain or shine shine – noo re refunds. All acts subject to change without notice. WE DO NOT ALLOW Alcohol, Drugs, Pets, Golf Carts, Large Coolers, Glass Containers or ATV’s in the concert area.


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MORGANTOWN Sheep Street Fibers Antiques Co-op House of Clocks Jeepers Miniatures Grandpa Jeff’s Trail Rides

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Homestead Weaving Studio Salem’s Good Nature Farm Elizabeth O’Rear Studio


HONEYSUCKLE LANE

JEFFERSON STREET

Hoosier Artist Gallery

The Bookloft

OLD HICKORY LANE

House of Blue Lights Record Shop

The Candy Dish Smashing Designs The Harvest Preserve A Dreamer’s Gallery

Brown Co Art Guild

Hobnob Corner

ST SR 135 N

Ferrer Miller’s Gallery Ice Cream

Head Over Heels

Nashville Candy Store Sundance Cosmetics Sports Etc.

Heritage Mall

Spears Pottery Wishful Thinking moved two blocks south

Main Street Shops

Foxfire

Gold &Old

McGinley Insurance

Health for “U”

First Merchants Office Bank

County Offices

Brown Co Public Library

Redbud Terrace Townhouse Touch of Silver Gifts

Weed Patch Music Co. His BookShop Glass Planet Gifts Old McDurbin Gold Brown Co Craft Gallery

Log Jail

Pioneer Village Museum

MAIN STREET Brown Co Nashville Winery House That Sandwich Place

Courthouse

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Copperhead Creek Gem Mine

Iris Garden Gallery and Cottages

Iris Garden Gallery

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VISITORS CENTER

Pit Bull Leather Bedazzled Jewelry J Bob’s

Brown County Historical Soc. Traditional Arts Building

GOULD STREET Trolly’s Brown County Rock & Fossil Shop

Norma Reigle Palm & Tarot

MOUND STREET

Hidden Valley Inn

ROBERT “BUCK” STOGSDILL WAY

TO HELMSBURG - 6 MILES

Johanna Lee Bathology

Honeysuckle Hideaway

Granny’s Christmas Shop Mercantile Store The Wild Olive

MOLLY’S LANE Big Woods Village

Men’s Toy Shop Main Street Images Brown Co Beading Co

Colonial Bldg.

Carmel Corn Cottage

The Woodlands Gallery

TO BEAN BLOSSOM & MORGANTOWN

Harvest Moon Pizzeria

Bright & Williamson Insurance

Hills O’Brown Realty

Muddy Boots Cafe

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The Salvation Army

Peg Ann’s Boutique New Leaf Amy Greely

JEFFERSON STREET Papertrix

Ethereal Day Spa and Salon Chateau Thomas Winery Foxfire Park Arts Festival

Brown County IGA Brown Co Inn Harvest Dining Room Bear Hardware • Comfort Inn Corn Crib Lounge Willow Manor Apartments Brown Co Community YMCA

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Theatre

Dining

Salt Creek Inn Casa del Sol McDonald’s Pizza Pine King Room Tavern Brown Co Health & Living Community

Salt Creek Park

Brown County Winter Craft Fair Seasons Lodge & Conference Center

Doodles by Kara Barnard

Craftsman

Artist and/or Gallery Rest Room

Lodging

Musical Entertainment Parking

COUNTY MAP ON PAGE 5

The Palace Clubhouse Theatre of Brown County

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Nashville General Store A1 Shooters & Bakery Supply Ole House

Cornerstone Inn

WASHINGTON STREET Appetit Camelot Shoppes Bone Coachlight Sq Bakery

Nashville Fudge Kitchen

Possum Trot Sq

Artists Colony

Cathy’s Corner

Nashville Express

Male Instinct August Moon

Rhonda Kay’s

The Ordinary

Artists Colony Inn B3 Gallery Carol’s Crafts • Toy Chest Brown Co. Clocks & Collectibles Wandering Past Sweetwater Antiques Gallery Wishful Grasshopper Flats Thinking

VAN BUREN ST SR 135 N

SR 46 TO BLOOMINGTON - 16 MILES

Hoosier Buddy

Thrift Shop-Community Closet

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Nashville BP

Schwab’s Fudge Abe’s Alley PITTMAN HOUSE LANE

Franklin Sq

White Sands Boutique

Melchior Marionettes

September Elm

TixBC.com Brown Co Playhouse Jack & Jill Nut Shop

58 South Apparel

FRANKLIN STREET Life is Good Calvin Place JB Goods

HONEYSUCKLE LANE

Michael’s Massage Linda Thomas Massage

Through the Looking Glass Wooden Wonders Nashville Image Old Time Photos For Bare Feet • The Purple Fig All About Dogs • Nature’s Cabin Brown Co Weavery & Roots Paint Box Gallery, The Clay Purl The Menagerie Head to Toe • K. Bellum Leather Peaceful Valley Arts & CraftsGallery Brown Co. Pottery Ferguson House

Antique Alley

OLD SCHOOL WAY


ANTIQUES

Antiques Co-op..................................47 Bloomington Antique Mall............60 Brown Co Antique Mall...................60 Cathy’s Corner.....................................17 Elegant Options.................................53 Exit 76 Antique Mall.........................60 Home in the Country Antique Show (Trafalgar)................46 Nashville General Store...................16 Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts..........40 Townhouse Gifts................................32 Wandering Past Antiques...............55

ART, ART SUPPLIES, ART INSTRUCTION

Antique Alley Shops.........................55 Antiques Co-op..................................47 B3 Gallery.............................................56 Back Roads of Brown Co Tour........36 Bear Hardware....................................49 Brown Co Antique Mall...................60 Brown Co Art Gallery........................57 Brown Co Art Guild...........................60 Brown Co Craft Gallery....................22 Brown Co Winter Craft Fair.............59 Cathy’s Corner.....................................17 Elegant Options.................................53 Ferrer Gallery.................................. 3, 56 Foxfire Park Fine Arts Festival........31 Glass Planet Gifts...............................42 Hoosier Artist Gallery.......................57 Iris Garden Gallery.............................66 Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts..........40 Wandering Past Antiques...............55 Wickcliff Auctioneers.......................56 The Woodlands Gallery...................51

BOOKS

The Bookloft........................................41 His Book Shop.....................................41 House of Blue Lights........................24 September Elm...................................27

CLOTHING

58 South Apparel...............................27 Antique Alley Shops.........................55 Bear Hardware....................................49 Brown Co Weavery & Roots............42 Thrift Shop-Community Closet....45 Head Over Heels................................63 House of Blue Lights........................24 J.B. Goods/ Life is Good...................17 Male Instinct........................................55 Men’s Toy Shop...................................51

Our Brown County

Peg Ann’s Boutique...........................53 Pit Bull Leather Co.............................49 Sports Etc.............................................63 White Sands Boutique.....................33

CRAFTS, POTTERY, GIFTS

Antique Alley Shops.........................55 Antiques Co-op..................................47 August Moon......................................27 B3 Gallery.............................................56 Back Roads of Brown Co Tour........36 Bloomington Antique Mall............60 Bone Appetit Bakery........................41 Brown Co Bead Company...............62 Brown Co Clocks & Collectibles....39 Brown Co Craft Gallery....................60 Brown Co Pottery..............................58 Brown Co Rock & Fossil Shop........66 Brown Co Visitors Center................12 Brown Co Weavery & Roots............42 Brown Co Winter Craft Fair.............59 Carol’s Crafts........................................39 Cathy’s Corner.....................................17 The Clay Purl........................................33 Country Mouse Weaving................19 A Dreamer’s Gallery............................ 3 Elegant Options.................................53 Exit 76 Antique Mall.........................60 Faerie Hollow Studio........................19 The Ferguson House........................15 Ferrer Gallery.................................. 3, 56 Foxfire....................................................15 Foxfire Park Fine Arts Festival........31 Glass Planet Gifts...............................42 Granny’s Christmas Shop................45 Head Over Heels................................63 Homestead Weaving Studio..........19 Hoosier Artist Gallery.......................57 House of Blue Lights........................24 House of Clocks..................................47 Iris Garden Gallery.............................66 J Bob’s Trading Co..............................28 Jeepers Miniatures............................47 Johanna Lee Bathology...................63 K. Bellum Leather..............................19 Main Street Images...........................28 Male Instinct........................................55 Men’s Toy Shop...................................51 Mercantile Store.................................45 Nashville General Store...................16 New Leaf...............................................57 Oak Grove Pottery.............................19 Ole House.............................................29

Papertrix...............................................29 Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts..........40 Pit Bull Leather Co.............................49 Rhonda Kay’s.......................................27 September Elm...................................27 Sheep Street Fibers...........................47 Smashing Designs............................... 3 Spears Gallery and Spears Pottery....................................19 Sports Etc.............................................63 Sundance Cosmetics........................63 Sweetwater Gallery...........................17 Townhouse Gifts................................32 The Toy Chest......................................39 Wishful Thinking................................40 The Woodlands Gallery...................51

ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC

Brown County Playhouse...............26 Playhouse Two Pigs Productions.48 Copperhead Creek Gem Mine......66 Hotel Nashville Gazebo Parties....21 House of Blue Lights........................24 kidscommons.....................................21 Melchior Marionettes.......................24 Bill Monroe’s Music Park.................... 4 Nashville Express...............................25 The Palace Theatre............................43 Pine Room Tavern..............................45 Rawhide Ranch...................................51 TixBc.com.............................................62

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Abe Martin Lodge.............................61 Appleworks..........................................51 Artists Colony Inn..............................39 Bloomingfoods...................................31 Brown Co IGA......................................61 Brown Co Inn........................12, 30, 58 Brown Co Winery...............................50 Brownie’s Bean Blossom Rest........33 The Candy Dish.................................... 3 Carmel Corn Cottage.......................21 Casa Del Sol.........................................21 Chateau Thomas Winery.................25 Clubhouse............................................52 Darlene’s at Hotel Nashville...........67 Farmhouse Cafe.................................49 Harvest Moon Pizzeria.....................63 The Harvest Preserve......................... 3 Hobnob Corner Restaurant...........38 Hoosier Buddy Liquors....................49 Hotel Nashville...................................67 J Bob’s Trading Co..............................28


Advertiser Index

Jack and Jill Nut Shop......................55 McDonald’s..........................................41 Miller’s Ice Cream................................. 3 Muddy Boots Cafe.............................45 Nashville BP.........................................29 Nashville Candy Store......................63 Nashville Fudge Kitchen.................68 Nashville General Store...................16 Nashville House.................................30 Ole House.............................................29 The Ordinary.......................................30 Pine Room Tavern..............................45 Pizza King.............................................55 Schwab’s Fudge..................................33 Seasons.................................................30 That Sandwich Place........................55 Trolly’s....................................................32 The Wild Olive.....................................44

Ole House.............................................29 Peg Ann’s Boutique...........................53 Rhonda Kay’s.......................................27 September Elm...................................27 Touch of Silver Gold & Old.............21 White Sands Boutique.....................33

LODGING / APARTMENTS/ CAMPING

Bear Hardware....................................49

Abe Martin Lodge.............................61 Artists Colony Inn..............................39 The Brick Lodge.................................67 Brown Co Inn........................12, 30, 58 Comfort Inn.........................................26 Cornerstone Inn.................................23 Explore Brown County.....................22 Forest Hills Apartments...................25 Green Valley Lodge...........................29 Hidden Valley Inn..............................38 Hills o’ Brown Vacation Rentals.....38 Honeysuckle Hideaway...................41 Hotel Nashville...................................67 Lodge on the Mountain..................55 The North House...............................67 Rawhide Ranch...................................51 Salt Creek Inn......................................41 Seasons.................................................30 Willow Manor Apartments.............25

Head Over Heels................................63 K. Bellum Leather..............................19

Pioneer Village Museum.................59 Bill Monroe Museum.......................... 4

FURNITURE

Bloomington Antique Mall............60 Exit 76 Antique Mall.........................60 The Ferguson House........................15 Longs Landing....................................53 Wandering Past Antiques...............55 The Woodlands Gallery...................51

HARDWARE HATS

JEWELRY

Antique Alley Shops.........................55 B3 Gallery.............................................56 Back Roads of Brown Co Tour........36 Bloomington Antique Mall............60 Brown Co Antique Mall...................60 Brown Co Bead Company...............62 Brown Co Winter Craft Fair.............59 Cathy’s Corner.....................................17 Exit 76 Antique Mall.........................60 Faerie Hollow Studio........................19 Ferguson House.................................15 Ferrer Gallery.................................. 3, 56 Foxfire....................................................15 Foxfire Park Fine Arts Festival........31 Glass Planet Gifts...............................42 Grasshopper Flats..............................17 Hoosier Artist Gallery.......................57 J Bob’s Trading Co..............................28 Main Street Images...........................28 New Leaf...............................................57 Old McDurbin Gold..........................60

MUSEUMS

PET SERVICES/PRODUCTS Bone Appetit Bakery........................41

PHOTOS

B3 Gallery.............................................56 Foxfire Park Fine Arts Festival........31 Glass Planet Gifts...............................42 Hoosier Artist Gallery.......................57 House of Blue Lights........................24 Main Street Images...........................28 Spears Gallery and Spears Pottery....................................19

RECREATION

Explore Brown County.....................22 Grandpa Jeff’s Trail Rides................23 Rawhide Ranch...................................51

SERVICES (see also SERVICES DIRECTORY)

Dr. Lisa Baker, DDS............................33 Brown Co Health & Living...............38 Brown Co Visitors Center................12 Ethereal Day Spa and Salon...........31 Michael’s Massage Therapy...........31

Nashville BP.........................................29 Linda Thomas Massage...................25

SERVICES DIRECTORY 64-65 A1 Shooters Supply Al’s Paint & Body-Garage Robert Adair-Woodworking Baldwin Tree Service Bean Blossom Antiques Bright & Williamson Insurance Brown Co Community YMCA Brown Co Tire & Auto Elmore Painting Farmers Insurance—McGinley First Merchants Bank Flower and Herb Barn Fruitdale Market Health for “U” Hills o’ Brown Realty Rustic Realty and Rentals Knight’s Trash Removal Kritzer’s Feed Store Mike Nickels Log Homes Norma Reigle-Palm and Tarot Wild Hair

SHOES

Head Over Heels................................63 K. Bellum Leather..............................19

SPECIALTY SHOPS

Bone Appetit Bakery........................41 Brown Co Clocks & Collectibles....39 Carol’s Crafts........................................39 Fireplace Center.................................53 Granny’s Christmas Shop................45 House of Clocks..................................47 Johanna Lee Bathology...................63 K. Bellum Leather..............................19 Male Instinct........................................55 Men’s Toy Shop...................................51 Pit Bull Leather Co.............................49 Sheep Street Fibers...........................47 Sports Etc.............................................63 Sundance Cosmetics........................63 The Toy Chest......................................39 Weed Patch Music Company........... 2 Wishful Thinking................................40

STAINED GLASS

Ferrer Gallery.................................. 3, 56 Hoosier Artist Gallery.......................57 Sweetwater Gallery...........................17

WEDDINGS

Artists Colony Inn..............................39 Hotel Nashville...................................67


The cover photo by Cindy Steele is downtown Nashville in October 14 eXploring Brown County ~by Laura Gleason 18 Uncle Pen Days and the hall of Fame 20 Life with Dale Bessire ~by Julia Pearson 24 Fall Season at the Palace Theatre

30 32 40 42

~by Karen Farley

Foxfire Park Fine Arts Festival Abe Martin Picnic and Outhouse Races Sampler at the Original Soup to Nuts Chris Trotter, Chainsaw Artist

~by Karen Farley

46 Back Roads Studio Tour ~by Michele Pollock

52 Buddie Thompson’s Visitor Guide ~by Joanne Nesbit

54 Fall Series at Brown County Playhouse

~by Karen Farley

58 Drought

~by Henry Swain

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Contributors 11 Subscribe Where Is It? Contest Photos–Sharon and Jessica Bussert Calendar of Entertainment/Events Coloring Contest

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Cindy Steele, publisher P.O. Box 157 Helmsburg, IN 47435

812-988-8807 www.ourbrowncounty.com ourbrown@bluemarble.net copyright 2012 Thanks, Mom, for making it happen!

contributors

Karen Farley and her husband Ken recently moved back to Indiana. She 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. She contributes to several local, national, and international magazines.

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 award-winning 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. Cindy Steele is the publisher and editor of this magazine. She works out of her home in Helmsburg, producing most of the ads and layout herself. She started a second publication in 2004 called INto Art that focuses on fine arts and crafts in this region. She consults with her son Evan Markley on photo choices and ad designs. Her friend Otis hosts a jam session every Thursday where she pretends to play the banjo or guitar and sings. Julia Pearson is the Museum Director for the Brown County Historical Society. She and her husband, Bruce, reside in Bloomington. Julia is human interest editor and writer for a Secular Franciscan magazine, and is currently writing a column entitled “Leaves of Brown” for the Brown County Democrat. She loves traveling and visiting museums of all types and sizes worldwide, especially with her children and grandchildren. Jeff Tryon was born and raised in Brown County, but has lived in California, Florida, and Alabama, where he has worked as a newspaper reporter, a construction worker, in a plastics factory, and as a cook in various restaurants. His interests include teaching and preaching.


Henry “Hank” Swain moved to Brown County with his bride Mardi in 1947. He supported a family of five daughters by building homes. Hank’s books Leaves for the Raking, and Why Now? are bi-products of writing for Our Brown County. He has served the Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville United Methodist Green Room class, the Bloomington Society of Friends, League of Women Voters, and WRAPS (Writers, Readers and Poets Society). You will sometimes find him relaxing in his kayak on Salt Creek. M. Joanne Nesbit is a former newspaper reporter, author of three books on the early Brown County artists, and current student of the fascinating history of the Brown County Art Colony. Her books are available at local book stores and galleries. She raised her children on Possum Trot Road. She now lives in Michigan where she is retired after a career as a public information officer for Indiana University and the University of Michigan.

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Kyle Spears studied photography at Indiana University in Bloomington and participated in an overseas study program in France. He travels to juried shows across the Midwest and his work has been exhibited at galleries in Bloomington, Indianapolis, and Florence, AL. His works can be purchased at Spears Pottery in downtown Nashville and at Spears Gallery near Story. Visit his website at <www.kylespears.com> .

Our Brown County P.O. Box 157 Helmsburg, IN 47435

WHERE IS IT?

Laura Gleason is a freelance writer based in Bloomington. By day she edits online courses for businesses, and by night she writes for publications such as Our Brown County, Ryder magazine, and The Bloomingfoods News. She lives in a co-op house and enjoys gardening, potlucks, and photography.

featured photographs

Sharon Bussert has traveled extensively, always seeking to identify those special images that capture the essence of a particular location. Since moving to Brown County six years ago she has focused her work on the scenic beauty of Southern Indiana. Jessica Bussert likes to find the hidden and overlooked, bringing each image forth in a new light or to be seen from a new perspective. In addition to photography Jessica also works in glass, metal, wood and paper. (pictures on page 13)

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LAST ISSUE’S CONTEST WINNERS:

• The Where Is It? The covered bridge at the entrance of the Brown County State Park. Sharon Wright guessed first. • Kimberlyn May Craney from Martinsville won the Coloring Contest.


Autumn in

Brown County For Arrival September 16 to November 21, 2012 The Incredible 2-NIGHT Family Package

Includes:

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eXploring Brown County

~by Laura Gleason

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am standing on a wooden platform 65 feet above the ground, preparing for my third zip line ride of the night. My guide, Greg, assures me that everything is set for my flight, so I take a deep breath, sit back in my harness, reassuring myself it is secure, and raise my feet off the platform, releasing myself into space. I glide for 190 feet in the darkness toward a second platform, supported by the steel cable which I’m secured to. When I get to the other side, a second guide, Drew, congratulates me on my landing skills like I’ve just achieved something remarkable, and I must admit I feel proud of myself, and exhilarated from trying something that feels so adventurous, yet safe at the same time. This is a typical evening at work for Greg and Drew, employees at eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, an outdoor adventure center tucked away in the woods east of Nashville. The retreat, owned by Gary and Patricia Bartels, includes 13 zip lines, including the longest, fastest, and highest ones in the state. In 1994, the Bartels inherited 500 acres of Brown County woods from family, and instead of carving it into a housing subdivision, they decided to take it on as a family project with their two sons and make it into an adventure retreat center. Valley Branch Retreat, as they called it, eventually included a lodge, mountain bike and ATV trails, and paintball facilities, along with cabins and an event hall. Eight years ago, Patricia and Gary visited Costa Rica, the original home of the zip line. Inspired, they began to imagine creating their own version back in Indiana—eXplore Brown County was born.

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from the air

Zip On

photo by Kyle Spears

Although there are no national requirements for zip line safety inspections, the Bartels have taken it upon themselves to get their setup accredited by the Association of Challenge Course Technology, an organization that sets industry safety standards. Their staff does daily


Night Flight crew. courtesy photo

inspections of the cables before opening for business, and Gary himself does a monthly inspection. The 13 zip lines are divided up among four different tour packages, including the night flight, which I experienced, and two that include flying over a lake. A “Zippin’ Zombies and Terrifying Trail” package will be offered during the Halloween season. The park’s newest feature is the “Indy,” a quarter-mile long zip line which debuted in the spring. “It’s the longest, fastest zip line in Indiana.

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It’s a huge adrenaline rush, especially for people who have never done zip lines before,” Patricia said. Zipping, despite its adventurous reputation, is accessible to a wide range of people, Patricia said. The only restrictions are that you must weigh between 65 and 270 pounds and don’t have a condition that might make it dangerous for you to ride. “We’ve had numerous disabled people, people with MS, people who are missing appendages,” Patricia said. Octogenarians have zipped, crossing an item off their bucket list, along with people who use walkers. Although the lines take off from the second highest point in the county, there is no hike to get there; an army truck drives participants up, and you don’t have to get a running start, you just step off the platform. “The most difficult thing is the ability to climb four steps, other than that you’re just flying through the air,” Patricia said. Continued on 16

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photo by Kyle Spears

ZIP continued from 15 Even more surprising than a grandmother whizzing through the air was the sight of a bride and groom zip lining, which happened at eXplore Brown County’s first adventure wedding in July. “Most people go to weddings for three hours and then leave. At an adventure wedding, you can make a weekend event of your wedding,” Gary said. The Bartels see eXplore Brown County and adventure tourism sites like it as being a promising prospect for the future of Brown County. Gary is continually working to encourage collaboration among businesses in the area. For instance, he refers to the four sets of mountain bike trails in the county, (eXplore Brown County, Nebo Ride, Gnawbone Camp, and Brown County State Park) as the “Fantastic Four” and sees

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them as creating a bigger draw for tourists together than they would otherwise. Likewise, he sees the fact that there is another zip line outfit (Rawhide Ranch) in the county as an asset. “There are people who want to zip every zip line around, so they’re going to come back and do the other one,” he said. Never ones to rest on their laurels, the Bartels are also working on a new feature called the Super Hero Zip, which is expected to be ready in October. “It will be the first of its kind in Indiana; you zip in the flying position of Superman,” Patricia said. Visit their website <www.explorebrowncounty.com> for more information or call (812) 988-7750. Better get your courage up. 

Step Back in Time...

Gift Baskets filled with Jams, Jellies, Fried Biscuits with Apple Butter Shagbark Hickory Syrup Chicken Salad full of Grapes and Pecans w/ Pumpkin Bread. Sandwiches on Baked Breads or Kaiser Rolls. Smoked Turkey w/Cranberry Mustard, Pit Hams. Pulled Pork BBQ marinated in our own Vidalia BBQ sauce. Mama Marie’s Meatloaf. Beans and Cornbread.

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Antiques, Quilts, Kitchen Curtains, Lamps, Shades, Rugs Keeper of the Light Candles


Sweetwater Gallery featuring locally crafted:

Stained Glass Paperweights Mosaic Mirrors Fabric Wallhangings also offering:

Pottery Kaleidoscopes Metal Sculpture Owners, Ron and Penny Schuster

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est. 1972

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Things you can’t find anywhere else!

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Painting Lessons available, call for times

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39 E. Franklin St. (next to train) in Nashville 812-988-4091• cathyscorner@att.net Also buying estate and vintage jewelry gold and silver (will travel).

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Uncle Pen Days and the Hall of Fame Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. photos by Cindy Steele

Paul Williams

September 19–22, 2012

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he 38th Annual Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Uncle Pen Days Festival takes place in Bean Blossom, Indiana for four full days September 19–22, 2012. Bill Monroe started this festival in 1975 to honor his uncle Pendleton Vandiver who took him in when his parents passed away. His uncle was a fiddler who made a living playing for dances and parties. Pen passed his love of music and repertoire of songs to his nephew Bill. In 1950 Monroe wrote and recorded “Uncle Pen”— one of his most popular songs. “Late in the evenin’ about sundown High on the hill and above the town Uncle Pen played the fiddle, oh how it would ring You can hear it talk, you can hear it sing” The Uncle Pen Days Festival is held with the Hall of Fame induction and is one of the longest running Bluegrass events in the country. This year’s hall of fame is honoring Paul Williams. Paul’s career began with The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers

in the 1950s. He played with Jimmy Martin’s Sunny Mountain Boys in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He wrote many successful songs with Jimmy during that time. Then he retired from the Bluegrass business but continued to write and perform gospel music. He formed the Victory Trio in 1995 and their recordings were nominated for a Grammy five years later. The group has since received many awards for their Bluegrass Gospel songs.

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Here is this year’s festival lineup: Wed., Sept.19: Randy Waller and Country Gentlemen, Larry Gillis and Swampgrass, The Box Cars, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, Ronnie Reno and Reno Tradition, James King Band, and Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show Thurs., Sept. 20: Audie Blaylock and Redline, Grasstowne, Joe Mullins and Radio Ramblers, Jr. Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Larry Efaw and Mountaineers, Tim Graves, Daryl Mosley and Farm Country, The Grascals  Fri., Sept. 21:  Bobby Osborne and Rocky Top X-Press, David Parmley and Continental Divide, JD Crowe and New South, Jesse McReynolds and Virginia Boys, Newfound Road, Ralph Stanley II, Tommy Brown and County Line Grass, Wildwood Valley Boys Sat., Sept. 22: Dr. Ralph Stanley and Clinch Mountain Boys, JD Crowe and New South, Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time, Larry Stephenson Band, Paul Williams  and Victory Trio, Tommy Brown and County Line Grass.    Be sure to bring your instrument and join in on the campground jam sessions. Tickets are $25 for Wednesday, $30 for Thursday, and $35 apiece for Friday and Saturday or you can come for the whole four days for $105. Camping is a little extra. You can purchase tickets and make reservations at 800-414-4677 or go online at <www.BeanBlossom.us>. 


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Featuring Leather Goods made by Brown County Craftsmen Also leather, tools, dye, and supplies

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

Country Mouse Weaving Studio Joan Haab Hand Woven Chenille Designer Garments

7965 Rinnie Seitz Road • Nashville, IN • (812) 988-7920

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Also available at Brown County Craft Gallery and Spears Gallery in Nashville

Oak Grove pottery Judy & Tom Prichard

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Ferrer Gallery downtown

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porcelain and stoneware pottery by Larry Spears fine art photography by Kyle Spears handcrafted jewelry • handpainted silk scarves

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Family, Art, and Farming

~by Julia Pearson

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hen childhood days became long for Nashville resident, Steve Miller, his mother would sometimes tell him, “Go and watch Grandpa paint.” Running through the orchard to the studio on North Johnson Street, Steve’s senses would take it all in: the smell of oil paint and gum turpentine for the nose, color and texture for the eye; and the empty canvas quickly layered with the “opalescent” blue haze over the Brown County landscape under his grandfather’s palette knife. Steve knew the studios and gardens of the early Brown County artists—people with authentic devotion to all things handmade—music, food, gardens, pottery, and the lovely paintings of seasonal light and shadows placed in

“Evening in the Hills” by Dale Bessire.

Dale Bessire

self-made frames of native yellow poplar. They were a people who loved Brown County and actively pursued the preservation of its essence before it was lost by industrial society. “Grandpa” was Dale Bessire, one of the original impressionists that made Brown County an historic art colony. He was a passionately creative man who worked spring to fall in the apple orchard that supported his family, yet finding time to paint in his studio, play piano, and create beautiful gardens. He was equally of the artist colony and the local farming community. Steve says today, “I can still see all the apple trees loaded with red and yellow delicious apples, the packing shed, the cider press, and the apple sales shed along 135 just north of Nashville.” Dale Philip Bessire was born in Columbus, Ohio on May 14, 1892. His art teacher at Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, Rhoda Selleck, supported his artistic talents. His excellent artistic contribution to the school yearbook led to him being named art editor the following year. Bessire and Harry Dietz, editor of the annual, were so determined to make it a piece of art, that they often spent the night in the office of the school newspaper, Echo, instead of going home. The annual received national praise. Bessire’s father, J.P. Bessire, wanted him to go into business, not art. It is understandable since Dale was the only son. The senior Bessire and his brothers were from Switzerland and had industriously begun a baking supply business in Indianapolis, helping invent a mold for the mass production of the first cake ice cream cones that were a big hit at the 1904 World Fair in St. Louis. So a compromise between father and son led to Dale to a two-year business course at the University of Chicago (where art classes were his real passion). Phillip, Ruth, Dale, Marianne, and Bill Bessire (circa 1937). Continued on 22

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Hoosier Salon, Hoosier Salon Patrons Association, the Chicago Galleries Association, and the Florida Federated Art Clubs. A charter member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association from 1926–1953, he served as secretary/treasurer 1926–1948; president from 1934–1936, and again in 1944. He was a charter member of the Brown County Art Guild and was active with the organization from 1954–1974. Dale Bessire was able to paint year-round when his two sons were old enough to help with the orchards. Both went to Indiana University and decided to stay in Brown County. Marianne Bessire married Maurice “Pods” Miller, who along with his father owned Millers Drug Store where the Hobnob Restaurant now resides. They had four children: John, Susie, Steve, and Marilyn.

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He then entered the family business for a number of years while also attending classes at the John Herron Art Institute. In 1910, Dale walked from Indianapolis to Brown County with his friend Ralph Sickles. He had learned of its seasonal and natural beauty and knew of the artists gathering there. He found a 30 acre apple orchard for sale just north of Nashville and soon found a way to buy the orchard and move with his wife, Ruth, and their son, Philip to their new home. He and Ruth had a daughter, Marianne (Steve’s mother), and another son, Bill. “My work in the orchard gives me several months of the year to paint,” he is quoted as saying, “and also provides a change of occupation, which I believe is essential with most people to do their best creative work.” When the first Hoosier Salon was held in Chicago, 1924, Bessire was one of the exhibitors and did so many years to follow. He was an honorary member of the Indiana Artists Club, a member of

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In 1962, Steve went to Cincinnati to study architecture, staying till 1971. Back in Brown County, Steve flourished in the arts and crafts revival movement of the 1970s. Some of his design work and collaboration with local artisans in Nashville includes the Art Guild, Calvin Place complex, the Artist Colony Inn, the Nashville United Methodist Church, Coachlight Square, and the Cornerstone Inn. Grandpa Dale died in 1978 and in 1982, Steve and his artist wife, Anne, moved to the old home with the studio and gardens. You can see the old orchard property along St. Rd. 135 across from Pine Tree Hills. Bessire’s old painting studio now is used by Anne, who works in stained glass with metal overlays. John became a marine biology professor at North Carolina State University. Susie Roush, a teacher and counselor, and Marilyn Rudd, artist and originator of the Hobnob, have families and still make Brown County their home. Steve is grateful that his impressionable years in Brown County have stayed deep in his core. He can sense now as an adult the same passion and wonder of the art colony’s painters—how they wanted to create the beauty they felt walking along a creek and valley filled with wild flowers and magnificent trees, the variety of birds and animals, and seeing the natural world changing with the seasons. Each day brought a new inspiration. 

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• 37 Individually Appointed Guest Rooms • Breakfast Buffet–Afternoon Treats and Desserts Included • Beautiful Antiques in Every Room • Meeting Facilities

GRANDPA JEFF’S

Trail Rides Relax on a journey with Grandpa Jeff. Take in the scenery and wildlife. No two rides will ever be the same —sunny summer days, fall colors, winter snowfalls, spring blossoms. Trail Rides, Pony Rides, Hay Rides Cattle Drives, and Custom Excursions

At least one hour notice. Trail Ride Reservations can be made by phone, e-mail, or through our website.

Grandpa Jeff personally trained our horses to take exceptional care of your family and friends of all ages.

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Fall Season at the Palace Theatre ~by Karen Farley

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he Palace Theatre of Brown County continues to entertain both visitors and locals with the current production of the musical comedy “Tumbleweed.” “Tumbleweed” is a spoof of the Old West featuring good guys versus bad guys, along with an old-fashioned love story, according to Brad Zumwalt, co-owner of the theater. Theater-goers are escorted to their seat with a ‘Howdy, have a rip-roaring good time,’ by Mayor Snodgrass, played by J. Kevin Butler. The show opens with a simple, but classic Old West set. The town of Tumbleweed boasts a population of 202, soon to be 201. The audience is encouraged to cheer for the good guys and boo for the bad ones. The show’s oneliners and antics keep the audience laughing. The sweet and angelic voice of Jenni House, who plays Sarah Allgood, sets the mood for young love in this small, cowboy town.

Cast of “Tumbleweed.” courtesy photo

Also starring in the show are Russell W. Moss, as Black Bart and Brad Zumwalt, as Willy White. Kristina Wiltsee plays Kitty Gordon and John Rice performs as both Dirty Jake and Thomas J. Biggalow. Julie Powers, charms the crowd as the vivacious Dolly Diamond. “Tumbleweed” is an original piece produced by Golden Ticket Productions, led by Zumwalt, Powers, and Moss. According to the group, ‘The presence of original material and the use of simple but effective sets means the group can keep several shows going in repertory throughout the

Melchior Marionette Mario ionettt Theatre

Sept. Schedule: “Comedy Cabaret on Strings” Sat. Sept. 1, 15, 22 (closed Sept. 8)

Free Popcorn! Showtimes 1:00 and 3:00 extra times in October Westside of S. Van Buren St. Downtown Nashville

Oct. Schedule: “Slightly Haunted Puppet Theatre” Sept. 29-Oct. 28 All Sat. and Sun. plus shows on Fri. Oct. 19, Thurs. Oct. 25, and Fri. Oct. 26

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year, rather than closing after just a couple of weeks. ‘ This season includes, “Its Only Temporary,” a journey through reality TV and beauty queen dreams and “Cowboy Sweethearts,” featuring the music and lives of Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee and Loretta Lynn. The Palace will also present “Songs: The Musical.” The show features songs from Broadway showstoppers like Phantom of the Opera, to the swinging lounge acts that made Vegas great like Sinatra and Peggy Lee. The Palace Theatre of Brown County is known for its original

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of BLUE LIGH E S T U HO Record Shop S Music and Entertainment • Memorabilia Rock and Novelty Tee Shirts Autographed raphed Photos • Books • Sheet Music We buy records • Call to inquire 317-989-2263 Behind Miller’s Ice Cream and PNC Bank • Nashville


Nashville Express Sightseeing Tours

2 1/2 mile scenic tour of Nashville Board at Fearrin’s Ice Cream • Franklin & Van Buren also service to Seasons, Brown County Inn, Comfort Inn & Salt Creek Inn

May – October • $5 per person • 812-988-2308 available for field trips, business functions, private tours 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. longer on weekends (ask the driver)

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Full Size Washer and Dryer Patios and Balconies Air Conditioning Library Full Set of Kitchen Appliances Fitness Center Garbage Disposal Computer Resource Center Cable TV Hookups Meeting Room Outdoor Gazebo Community Center with Kitchen Picnic Area with Grill Garden Area 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance Elevator Built to ADA Standards Resident Enrichment Program Pets Welcome 72 Willow Street Nashville, IN • (812) 720-9400 • guardianmgt.com

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Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe Open Daily

Wine Tastings • Cheeses and Gourmet Foods • Unique Wine Gifts • Comfortable Seating Live Music Fri. and Sat. 7-10 pm

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Full Sized Washer and Dryer in every apartment Balconies/Patios Full Set of Kitchen Appliances Computer Resource Center Community Room available for rent Fitness Facility Resident Enrichment Program Playground Picnic Area with Grills Pets Welcome 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance Located just off of State Road 46 in Gnaw Bone

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Fall into Comfort

Gold Award Hotel

Enjoy Beautiful Brown County, Indiana and the village of Nashville!

This award winning hotel is the perfect quiet getaway with its quaint and rustic lobby, free hot breakfast, complimentary wireless internet, indoor pool, fitness room and whirlpool suites. Trolley available to downtown Nashville. 75 W Chestnut, St Rd 46

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BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE Performing Arts Center · Fall Season

Big Woods Homegrown Concert Series September 1, 22 & 29 · 7:30 PM

Stars of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

· Two Pigs Productions presents ·

Last Train to Nibroc written by Arlene Hutton

October 4-7, 10-14, 17 & 21

The Turn of the Screw adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

with Sylvia McNair, Jeff Nelsen, IU Jacobs School of Music students and Brown County’s own John Sanderson

October 18-20, 24-28 & 31 and November 1-4

September 30 · 7:30 PM

written by John Cariani

Another Round formerly known as IU’s Straight No Chaser

November 17 · 7:30 PM

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Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol written by Tom Mula

December 5-9 and 12-16 ★ A BUNDLE OF FALL SHOWS ★

See all Two Pigs Productions shows for only $66 including fees! Your choice of dates, including Fridays and Saturdays. Shows subject to change

Box Office Hours: Thursday–Saturday Noon–5 PM · Show Days: Noon–Curtain Time 70 South Van Buren Street · Nashville, Indiana 47448 · 812.988.6555 · BrownCountyPlayhouse.org

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Our market fresh product selections are the result of your requests for the items you like best. This season we display Tervis Tumblers, Demdaco’s finest, Swan Creek, Melissa & Doug, Spartina 446, Sanuks, TOMS and our favorite handcrafted jewelry. Did we mention all the hats, scarves, and fashion jewelry?

Rhonda Kay’s is located in the heart of downtown Nashville on South Van Buren Street next to The Ordinary and across from the Brown County Playhouse 69 S. Van Buren St. Nashville, Indiana

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You will find traffic stopping items at 58 South! Our porch review has attracted many of you already. We enjoy offering today’s fashion. You’ll find affordable items that are wearable every day or for those special occasions. Our accessories, hats, and scarves complete the outfit or add new Located in downtown Nashville fresh looks to your next to the Brown County Playhouse existing wardrobe. Our Fitflops will bring 58 S. Van Buren St. comfort to your tired Nashville, Indiana and weary feet —come hear the 812-988-8440 testimonies! 58south@att.net

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PALACE continued from 24 musical shows. The theater has a new sound system, new lighting and a redesigned lobby with popcorn and vintage candy. All of the shows are geared for an adult audience, but are appropriate for all ages unless otherwise indicated. The current season also features a concert series presented by Robert Shaw’s Lonely Street Productions. Shaw is a national touring and recording artist as well as a native Hoosier.  The production company was formed in 2005 in Tucson, AZ and has been presenting world-class entertainment throughout the United States and continues to present exciting, theatrical-style concert productions to South Central Indiana.  Shaw and his Lonely Street Band will feature “Heartbreak Hotel, A Salute to Young Elvis,” “Man in Black, The Music of Johnny Cash,” “Good Rockin’

Robert Shaw as the “Man in Black.” photo by Cindy Steele

Live- A Salute to SUN Records” and “Classic Country Jukebox,” a popular production featuring the hits of classic country from the 1920’s through the early 90s.

(Sample Tasting)

Lonely Street will also present “Kids Alive, Kid Kazooey & the Ball Room Roustabouts’ Family Concert. Kid Kazooey is a singin’ and swingin’ librarian. From smash hit comedies like “Platinum Girls” and “Tumbleweed,” to more musically-focused shows like “Cowboy Sweethearts,” visitors to Brown County will be entertained and amused. The Palace Theatre of Brown County is located in Coachlight Square at 227 S. Van Buren Street in Nashville, Indiana. The parking for the theater is available free of charge in the lot just east of the Holy Cow Steakhouse. Tickets can be purchased on-line at <www.palacetheatreobc.com> or by calling the box office at (812) 9882101. For a list of shows and show times, visit their website. Ticket prices are $18 adults, $16 seniors, military and students, and $10 children. 

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Bedazzled Jewelry Quality Jewelry at Affordable Prices Large Selection of Rings and Necklace Sets Glass Necklace and Earring Sets OPEN ALL YEAR

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Foxfire Park Fall Fine Arts Festival October 19–20 and October 26–28, 2012

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new fine arts festival will take place in Nashville during Brown County’s two busiest weekends, October 19–20, and October 26–28. The venue is Foxfire Park, a two-acre property situated at the major intersection of Brown County’s state highways 46 and 135. The lot has been family-owned for the past 40 years and is currently being used for parking. Within walking distance of all of the village’s shops and restaurants, this location has prime visibility from visitors coming into town from the east, west, and north directions. This chunk of land is the biggest open space within the downtown Nashville area that could be used for events. The owners agree that having an arts festival would fit with the town’s heritage of being the “Art Colony of the Midwest” and would be a logical step in creating a market setting for other events like community garage sales, auctions, or food and music festivals. The plans for this year’s Foxfire Park Fall Fine Arts Festival is to start with about 50 to 60 artists on that third weekend in October, and 40 to 50 artists on the following weekend. The market will offer a selection from local and regional artists: pottery, photography, woodworking, glass work, metal work, and other media. Hopes are to expand in future years to a capacity of 185 booths. Andrew Tilton, the event coordinator for the arts festival, is using several websites and listing services to attract artists in addition to personal invitations and flyers. Artists will be juried into the show. The official deadline for applications will have passed by the time this article is published, but Andrew expects the deadline to be extended into the middle of September to accommodate late entries. Any artist that is interested can contact Andrew at (812) 720-1141, through e-mail at <info@foxfiremarket.com>, or via the website <www.foxfiremarket.com>. This year’s festival will include a beer and wine garden area hosted by Big Woods Brewery, and barbeque from the same folks that make the famous Gnaw Bone tenderloins. Local area bands will provide acoustic music during the event. Admission for the festival is $3.00 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 to 6 p.m. For more information visit the website <www.foxfiremarket.com>. 


Michael’s Massage

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Not a member? Not a problem! Stop in at the co-op for fresh, delicious, affordable food - to eat in or take away. 3220 E THIRD ST

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l l o y r ’s T Now

Abe Martin Picnic and NASHCAR Outhouse Races Saturday, September 15, 2012

Come eat up in “Hog’s Heaven” (our deck)

Celebrating

25

Then

YEARS

Trolly’s own Hickory-Smoked Pork BBQ Hot Dogs • Sausages • Brats Lemon Shake-ups North Van Buren and Gould Streets in Nashville Indiana • 988-4273

Townhouse Gifts

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photo by Cindy Steele

D

on’t miss the fun on September 15, 2012 when Nashville’s Main Street gets blocked off for the 8th annual Abe Martin’s Picnic and NASHCAR Outhouse Race. Time trials will start at 10:00 a.m. and the final heat awards will be presented at 5:00 p.m. The Bear Hardware Big Wheel Races for kids 3 to 9 years of age will be held on Friday, September 14 starting at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. Teams accumulate points toward an overall victory not only by racing their outhouses, but through participation in a plunger toss, a round robin corn hole tournament, a vote-based competition for the best-themed outhouse, and the outhouse that raises the most money. It is the money raised—not strict adherence to vote-counting— that is most important. The We Care Gang is the charitable organization that puts on the event. Visit <www.wecaregang.org> for entry forms and rules/regulations. The Gang will host a pig roast picnic under a tent next to the Nashville United Methodist Church at 36 South Jefferson Street. They will begin serving at 11:00 a.m. The cost of a meal includes a choice of meat—pulled pork, hamburger, bratwurst, or hot dog—baked beans, chips, and a drink. Proceeds go to provide short-term assistance to less fortunate people in Brown County. Fundraisers have brought in more than $30,000 since the group’s founding in 2005. For information on becoming a volunteer contact Bob Kirlin at (812) 720-0222. 


Family Cosmetic Preventive Dentistry

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BEAN BLOSSOM Restaurant Good Food, Good Service, Good Prices

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Catfish on Friday Nights Daily Specials Breakfast Served All Day

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Calendar The schedule could change. Always check if planning a special trip. Palace Theatre “Kids Alive! Kid Kazooey & the Ballroom Roustabouts” Sept. 1, 22, 29 at 4:00 Oct. 20, 27 at 4:00 “Tumbleweed” Sept. 7, 8, 13, at 8:00 Oct. 6, 11, 12 at 2:00 and 8:00 “It’s Only Temporary” Sept. 6, 14 at 8:00 Oct. 4, 13 at 8:00 “Cowboy Sweethearts” Sept. 15 at 8:00 Oct. 5 at 8:00 “Piano Legends” Sept. 2 at 8:00 “Man in Black” Sept. 20 at 8:00 Oct. 16, 17 at 8:00 “Good Rockin’ Live” Sept. 22, 29 at 8:00 Oct. 20, 26 at 8:00 “Classic Country Jukebox” Sept. 21, 28 at 8:00 Oct. 19, 27 at 8:00 “Heartbreak Hotel” Sept. 26 at 8:00 Oct. 18, 24 at 8:00 “Dream Lover” Sept. 27 at 8:00 Oct. 25 at 8:00 Coachlight Square • Van Buren and Washington Streets in Nashville Info 812-988-2101 www.palacetheatreobc.com

Brown County Playhouse Big Woods Homegrown Concert Series Sept. 1, 22, 29 at 7:30 Stars of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Sept. 30 at 7:30 Last Train to Nibroc

Oct. 4-7, 10-14, 17, 21 The Turn of the Screw Oct. 18-20, 24-28, 31 and Nov. 1-4 70 S. Van Buren St. in Nashville 812-988-6555 www.BrownCountyPlayhouse.org

Sept. 29 dwBrykalski Oct. 1 TBA Oct. 2 Indiana Boys All Star Jam Oct. 3 Jonathan Hutchison Oct. 4 Kara and Chuck Oct. 5 Kade Puckett Steven Thomas Melchior Marionettes Oct. 6 TBA “Comedy Cabaret on Strings” Oct. 7 Barbara McGuire Sept. 1, 15, 22 (closed Sept. 8) Oct. 8 Joe Sanford “Slightly Haunted Puppet Theatre” Oct. 9 Richard Groner Sept. 29-Oct. 28 all Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 10 Don Ford plus shows on Friday Oct. 19, Oct. 11 Americana Showcase Thursday, Oct. 25, and Friday Oct. 26 Oct. 12 Mizfits Showtimes 1:00 and 3:00 and extra times Whiskey Mystics in October Oct. 13 Jim Stealy Free Popcorn! Tickets $5 Oct. 14 Dobbs Project Westside of S. Van Buren St. Oct. 15 Barbara McGuire Downtown Nashville Oct. 16 David Miller Oct. 17 dwBrykalski Muddy Boots Cafe Oct. 18 Ron Vanzo Live music: Oct. 19 Indiana Boys Sept. 1 TBA Whiskey Mystics Sept. 2 Dobbs Project Oct. 20 Barbara McGuire Sept. 3 Jim Brenter Travis Creek Sept. 4 Indiana Boys All Star Jam Oct. 21 David Sisson Sept. 5 Jonathan Hutchison Oct. 22 Richard Groner Sept. 6 Kara and Chuck Oct. 23-25 TBA Sept. 7 Whiskey Mystics Oct. 26 Barbara McGuire Steven Thomas Oct. 27 Little Merrie Simmons Sept. 8 Barbara McGuire Oct. 28 Brad Harris dwBrykalski Oct. 29 Barbara McGuire Sept. 9 TBA Oct. 30 dwBrykalski Sept. 10 Joe Sanford Oct. 31 Dobbs Project Sept. 11 Preston Ott Info 812-988-6911 Sept. 12 Don Ford North end of Van Buren Street in Nashville Sept. 13 Americana Showcase Sept. 14 Whipstitch Sallies Hotel Nashville Gazebo Party dwBrykalski Sept. 2 Scott Strange (5 to 9) Sept. 15 Cari Ray Sept. 14 Marvin (6 to 10) Sept. 16 David Sisson Sept. 21 Little Daddy Caddy (6 to 10) Sept. 17 Jim Brenter Oct. 5 Foster and Jones (6 to 10) Sept. 18-20 TBA Oct. 12 Joe Buzz (6 to 10) Sept. 21 Indiana Boys CD Release Party Info 812-988-8400 Sept. 22 Little Merrie Simmons Sept. 23 David Sisson Chateau Thomas Winery Sept. 24 Lexi Minnich Music 7:00-10:00 Fri. and Sat. Sept. 25 Richard Groner Aug. 31 Jeff Foster & Frank Jones Sept. 26 TBA Sept. 1 Mark LaPointe Sept. 27 Dobbs Project Sept. 7 Robbie Bowden Sept. 28 Joe Sanford Sept. 8 Sarah’s Swingset Sept. 14 Ken Wilson

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Sept. 15 Stella & Friends Sept. 21 Dave Miller Sept. 22 Paul Bertsch Band Sept. 28 The Richmonds Sept. 29 Greg Zeisemer & Kriss Luckett Oct. 5 Impasse Band Oct. 6 Robbie Bowden Oct. 12 Tim Brickley Oct. 13 Kenny Kipp Oct. 19 Gary Applegate Oct. 20 Barry Johnson Oct. 26 Mark LaPointe Oct. 27 Zeisemer & Kriss Luckett Info 812-988-8500 www.ChateauThomas.com

Abe Martin Lodge Little Gem Restaurant Music Saturdays Dave Miller 6:00-8:00 Info 812-988-4418

Seasons Lodge Music Fridays and Saturdays 9:00

Brown County Inn Corn Crib Music Fridays, Saturdays 9:00

Mike’s Music & Dance Barn Mondays country dance lessons Sept. 1 Twilite Nites - Ballroom Dance Sept. 7 TBA Sept. 8 Lloyd Wood Sept. 14 Ballroom Dance Sept. 15 Mike’s Smooth Country Band Sept. 21 Little Nashville Express Sept. 22 Mike’s Smooth Country Band Sept. 28-29 private party Oct. 5 Mike’s Smooth Country Band Oct. 6 private party Oct. 12 Ballroom Dance Oct. 13 Lloyd Wood Oct. 19 Terry Lee Rockabilly band Oct. 20 Mike’s Smooth Country Band Oct. 26 Little Nashville Express Oct. 27 Mike’s Smooth Country Band Info 812-988-8636 www.mikesmusicbarn.com

Salt Creek Golf Retreat 19th Hole Bar Mondays: FREE POOL Tuesdays at 7:00-Texas Hold ‘Em

Art Renaissance Weekend

Thursdays at 7:00-Euchre Tourney Fridays-Live Entertainment Saturdays-Live Entertainment Sunday at 6:30-Texas Hold ‘Em Info 812-988-4323 www.saltcreekgolf.com 2359 State Road 46 East

Sept. 7-9 in Brown County Art events including sales, paintout, demonstratons at various venues

Nature Daze

Sept. 8, Camp Rancho Framasa Professionals will be on hand to present SPECIAL EVENTS: information on identifying and controlling Village Art Walk invasive plants, conservation options for Second Saturdays April–December landowners, gardening with native plants, 5 to 8 pm. 11 participating galleries. and nature photography. Many local restaurants offer discounts and Also-Kids Programs-Be a Tree, Tree free add-ons to Art Walk Patrons ID and Scavenger Hunt, Walk in the www.villageartwalk.com (812) 340-8781 Woods, Sustainable Living, Creek Stomp and Multimedia Art Project with Local ZIPPIN Zombies and artist Andi Bartels. Free picnic style The Terrifying Trail lunch featuring Gnaw Mart pulled pork Dusk till Midnight at eXplore Brown Co. sandwiches. Native plants sale. Zip and hike the Terrifying Trail for $60 or Info 812-988-2211 www.bcnwp.org just hike The Terrifying Trail for $15. ZIP with the Zombies as the Super Heroes Abe Martin County Picnic battle to save earth. & NASHCAR Outhouse Race www.explorebrowncounty.com Sept. 15 and kid’s race Sept. 14. Donations go to We Care Gang to help Brown County Old those in need in Brown County. Food, Settler’s Reunion contests and the “NASHCAR” outhouse Aug. 31-Sept 1 at Monroe Music Park races. Friday Sept. 14 at 6:00 is the (LABOR DAY WEEKEND) Big Wheel race sponsored by Bear Aug. 31 5:00 opening ceremony Hardware. 5:30 Reel Tyme String Band Saturday Sept. 15 is picnic for charity and 6:00-7:00 auction, kids contests outhouse race. Fun begins at 10:00. 8:00 Smooth Country band Sept. 1 11:00 opening ceremony 38th Monroe Hall of Fame 1:00-4:00 pioneer program, kids and Uncle Pen Days Festival activities, and karaoke Sept. 19-22 at Bill Monroe’s Music Park in 4:30 Electric Impulse Cloggers Bean Blossom. Legends as well as up-and 6:00-8:00 entertainment coming groups. Plenty of pickin’ in the browncountyinoldsettlers.org parking lot. Good food and camping. 812.597.5636 Info 800-414-4677 or 812-988-6422 www.beanblossom.us

Bean Blossom Bikerfest

Sept. 6-8 at Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom www.ballsbiker.com or 812-988-2116

“Great Outdoor PaintOut” Sept. 8 Artists compete in various categories. Steele studio tours available. T.C. Steele SHS located in Belmont Info (812) 988-2785 www.tcsteele.org tcsteeleshs@indianamuseum.org

Brown County Shrine Club Car Show Sept. 22 at high school parking lot Proceeds go to Shrine Children’s Hospitals

Bear Hardware Stihl Day Sept. 29, 7:30 am to 7:00 pm Stihl Day 50% off Stihl Chains Continued on 36

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10% off all Mens Carhartts 30% off all Womens and Kids Carhartts Chainsaw carver on site Ham and Beans from Burgoon Church

Back Roads of Brown County Tour of Studios Month of October. Free self-guided tour. Works for sale and artists demonstrations. www.BrownCountyStudioTour.com

Bentley’s Wagon Train Jam Oct. 4-6 at Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom. Info 800-414-4677 or 812-988-6422 www.beanblossom.us

Fall Fare - Methodist Church Oct. 6, 8:00am-3:00 Village Green Food, Arts, Crafts, Flea Market, and more...

Kelp’s Pumpkin Patch: Annual Farm Fest Oct. 6 at SR 46 in Gnaw Bone There is plenty to do for everyone... games and prizes, hay rides, petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin carving, and more!

Collector’s Showcase Oct. 13-14 at Brown County Art Gallery Foundation’s fundraiser by reservation on Oct. 13, Oct. 14 open to the public.

Great Outdoor Art Contest

Foxfire Park Fall Fine Arts Festival Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28 Downtown Nashville Woodworking, sculpture, metal work, glass work, pottery, jewelry, and more. Big Woods Brewery beer garden and Gnaw Mart barbeque Info 812-720-1141 www.FoxfireMarket.com

Brown Co. Shrine Club Trap Still Board Turkey Shoot Oct. 27 9:00 am until shooting stops Pitman Farms on SR 46

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Bucks & Does Square Dances Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, 20, 21

Indiana Raptor Center Live birds of prey, tours by appt. only. Wed.-Sun. 11:00-5:00 Group programs available. Info: 812-988-8990 indianaraptorcenter.org

Pioneer Village Museum Open Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 to 4:30 May thru October in downtown Nashville

Brown County Dragway Racing every Sunday, Gates open at 9:00 5 miles north of Nashville, Gatesville Rd. Info 812-988-6103 www.browncountydragway.com

The

Back Roads

T.C. Steele State Historic Site is located on Hwy 46 just west of Nashville. For more information, call 812-988-2785 or visit <www.indianamuseum.org/ tc_steele>.

poTTERy · wooDwoRking · wEAving

of

Brown County

FREE 11th Annual Driving Tour

of Artists’ and Craftsmen’s Studios

October 1-31, 2012

Event funded in part with a grant from Brown County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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On Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, T.C. Steele State Historic Site presents the 24th Annual Great Outdoor Art Contest in Brown County, Indiana. Artists will paint on the grounds from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., the White Lightning Boys will play Bluegrass at 1 p.m., and a new Local Tastings fair of wine and desserts will be offered from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is free to the public with a suggested $2 parking donation. Participating artists must pre-register. The beauty of the local countryside inspired Hoosier artist Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926) to create some of his best-known works. This contest is open to artists of all ages, whether amateur or professional. Artwork will be gathered together for official judging and People’s Choice voting at 2 p.m. Guided tours of Steele’s studio and historic home, the “House of the Singing Winds” will be available throughout the day for a fee.

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Hidden Valley Inn

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Brown County Health & Living Community features premier rehabilitation that restores lost abilities and reshapes lives. Rehabilitation is physician-led and features a flexible length of stay in private resident suites that include a flat screen TV, telephone and kitchenette. 55 E. Willow St., Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 988-6666

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Escape to Country Elegance. Warm and inviting all suite hotel with fully equipped kitchenettes. Located in the heart of historic downtown Nashville. HVI provides exceptional service and affordable value in an atmosphere that is conducive to peace of mind and relaxation for our guests.

Hills O’ Brown Vacation Rentals

Restaurant

Vacation Rentals

Serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Soups • Salads Sandwiches • After Five Menu Fine Wines Available Breads, Pastries, and Danish Baked Here Daily Center of Nashville Main and Van Buren Streets Open Daily • (812) 988-4114 38 Our Brown County • Sept./Oct. 2012

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the

Inn & Restaurant

BROWN COUNTY

A Charming 19th Century Style Inn and Restaurant

and Collectibles • 20 Guest Rooms, 3 Suites with Whirlpool Baths • Banquet and Conference Rooms for Retreats or Parties • Gift Certificates Available • Free Guest Parking 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

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Artists Colony Shops

Where Time Stands Still… Open 7 days a week 11 am–7 pm Artists’ Colony Shops 125 South Van Buren Nashville, IN

812.988.6909

Since 1981 • Open 362 Days a Year

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Find something special for you and your loved ones from our selection of

Quality Gifts & Collectibles including distinctive hand-painted Brown County ornaments and Locally-made pottery

Friendly, knowledgeable staff We ship every day Visit our website www.CarolsCrafts.com E-mail: Sales@CarolsCrafts.com 800-345-6388

Artists Colony Shops, S. Van Buren St., Nashville

Toys and Games for All Ages Featuring Russian Nesting Dolls Featurin

AB Brown County Tradition Bro Located in the Artists Colony Shops 125 S. Van Buren St. – Nashville, IN www.browncountytoychest.com

Since 1972

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The Sampler at

The Original Soup to Nuts

N

obody enjoys change very much, least of all in our treasured institutions and everyday comforts. And yet we essentially live in a state of constant change. Nothing ever stays the same, and for good reason—new ideas and fresh perspectives have the power to enliven even our most rigid rituals. Change is coming to one of our most popular local eateries, “The Original Soup To Nuts”, a friendly little lunch place tucked away in a quiet Nashville courtyard of shops called Honeysuckle Place, east of Jefferson and south of Franklin streets (67 W Franklin). Locals and visitors alike love the amazing variety of perfectly prepared homemade soups, hearty sandwiches, and fantastic specials for dine-in, carryout, or in-town delivery at OSTN. A signature favorite is the smoked pulled pork, chicken, and sometimes ribs with a whole shelf-full of barbecue sauces to choose from. “We smoke our pork and chicken over hickory right here,” Said OSTN owner Christine Wanner. “You just can’t ignore that amazing scent. It’s cooked with just a dry rub; you sauce it your way. People love it.” They will also cook to order for carry out customers with a 24 hour notice. Besides the delicious pulled pork, sandwiches to be on the lookout for include a Reuben packed with perfectly shredded corned beef, a nice slice of Swiss, crisp

kraut and homemade dressing; a superb chicken salad on a bed of lettuce or a choice of bread; and a legendary chili dog, plump and smothered in a heaping helping of homemade chili on a sourdough baguette. But, as you may imagine, at a place called “The Original Soup to Nuts,” the “must have” is the soup, whether it’s a thick and delicious mushroom soup, a bold classic French onion with melted cheese and croutons, a nourishing and delectable chicken stroganoff, or the locally popular corn chowder. And, they always serve chili. “People love the soup,” Wanner said. “They’re all made right here. She favors something special, like her Rueben soup, or traditional gumbo, over simple soups like potato or cream of broccoli, which are nevertheless quite good. The constant variety and high quality make every bowl or cup an absolute delight. And, of course, Christine bakes all her own scrumptious desserts from scratch, perhaps a necessary bulwark of civil order. “The pies and the cobblers are pretty darned popular,” Wanner said. “I’m not sure I’m allowed to open without our chocolate brownie bars. I think there might be trouble.”

• Woodstock chimes • Bearfoots by Jeff Fleming • Dillman Farm apple butter and preserves • Big Sky Carvers We moved two blocks south!

FREE in-store demos!

Old School Way and Pittman House Lane

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

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The Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts Shop

Handmade soaps, candles, birdhouses, and afghans. Also estate jewelry and artwork.

Located in Antique Alley 75 S. Jefferson, Nashville

(317) 783-6726 • www.peacefulvalleyartscrafts.com


BONE APPETIT BAKERY For Dogs

Serving Brown County

McDonald’s ®

501 E. SR 46 Nashville, IN.

But now, a change is brewing in the horizon Christine’s youngest son, Casey Wilson, has started culinary school and begun to step into a more leading role in the family business. “It’s in his blood,” she said. “His dad was also a chef. We’re very proud of his decision and we want to encourage him all we can.” “We’re kind of trying to do the role reversal here,” she said. “Where he used to be my assistant, I’m trying to let him take the reins and I’m being his assistant, and still guiding him.” While she admits that can be hard at times, she also welcomes the change, which will allow her to pursue her own higher education goals. “I’m here to support him just like he’s been here to support me,” she said. And, she said, most frequent customers, “our loyal regulars”, know this transition is happening and they are supportive of Casey. Especially after they tasted his cream of asparagus soup. It was Casey’s “California Club”—a turkey, bacon, gouda and avocado sandwich that ensnared a guy on the street who was handed a sample. “That guy came and said ‘I just had a bite of a sandwich and it was amazing and that’s what I want for lunch.’ He came back the next three

• Quality all-natural treats since 1997 • Over 20 wholesome varieties from low-fat to wheat and corn free • Fancy Gourmet and Seasonal Snacks • Barkingood Boutique

Bring this ad get a FREE bag of DOGS WELCOME! (812) 988-0305 natural dog treats 211 S. Van Buren St. (behind Shell station) with your $10 purchase www.barkingood.com

Regional Au Authors and Subjects Brown County Books Br Nature Guides Cookbooks Fiction Non-fiction Open All Year Genealogy 45 S. Jefferson Nashville Children’s Books 812-988-0202

BOOK STORE

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HIS BOOK SHOP Cottage Accommodations in the Heart of Nashville

Specializing in New, Used, and Rare Christian Books

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We Buy Christian Books

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Across alley from Courthouse (812) 988-4873 58 East Main St. P.O. Box 365 www.hisbookshop.com Nashville, Indiana 47448

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Chris Trotter

photo by Karen Farley

from Carpenter to Sculptor

~by Karen Farley

L

ocal chainsaw artist Chris Trotter grew up on the south side of Indianapolis, but his heart has always been in Nashville, Indiana. “My grandparents took me to Nashville for the first time when I was five,” Trotter says. “We went many times over the years, and one day I saw a carver and was intrigued.” Grandparents Donald and Margie Sullivan opened up a world of imagination for Trotter, but his older

brother Steven had an even greater influence on the young boy as he watched his brother work on art projects in high school. Currently a major in The U.S. Army, Steven attended Heron Art School and though Trotter never attended an art college, he often wondered if he might have the same abilities as his brother. After high school, Trotter became an interior trim carpenter and eventually started his own business. He feels his experience as a carpenter has helped him become a better carver. He continued to carve as a hobby, while working in the business. “When I hit twenty-five, I thought it would be nice to be down in Brown County,” he says.

He started working on small projects in his garage, and for the next ten years carved on the side to make extra money. Though his heart was in woodcarving, he continued to build his carpentry business. When the housing market crashed, he decided to take a chance and bring his carvings to Nashville. A self-taught artist, Trotter admits it has been a struggle, but believes in his craft and is determined to help the town of Nashville and the art community. “I am stubborn and believe that this is my purpose and I won’t give up,” he smiles. “I hope that someday my brother will join me and this could be a family business.” Four years ago, he gathered all of his tools and opened Wooden Wonders in Nashville. The shop is located behind the Brown County Playhouse in Antique Alley. He started out with adding some imported goods and then realized that he needed to offer hand-made art to attract customers. “I think people look at things differently when they know it is handmade and respect me more as an artist,” Trotter says. “Over time, I keep trying new things and feel I have gotten better with my carving.” A likeness of his daughter and son sit on the counter of the shop. He also carves animals and other items requested by his customers.

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Back Roads Studio Tour

Nearby, the Henderson family works in a studio next to where their miniature donkey grazes. Joe and Sawyer are both fine woodworkers, ~by Michele Pollock and Peggy fashions jewelry from ave you ever wanted wood, stone, metal, and pearls, and to see inside a working hand-dyes fabrics. artist’s studio? During Weaver Chris Gustin turns industry the month October, you can. scrap into beautiful rugs in a studio On the Back Roads of Brown filled from floor to ceiling with yarns County Studio Tour, artists open and other fibers. If you ask, she’ll even their home studios to the public. let you weave a few rows on a hand Drive down scenic back roads loom. decked out in fall colors, stop Not far away, weaver Joan Haab along the way to visit 16 local demonstrates how she turns chenille artists, and buy artwork directly yarn into garments and accessories on from those who made it. her hand loom. The variety of artwork is Michele Heather Pollock handimpressive. Potter Larry Spears binds journals and photo albums, and develops his own glazes, and his uses her sewing machine in unusual highly textural work, including teapots, vessels, and birdfeeders, is a beautiful ways to create stitched paper artwork. Up Salt Creek Road, Bradley Cox combination of careful planning and pure chance. recycles metal into uniquely designed Just down the road from him, Carrie Foley wraps semi-precious artwork for your garden and home. gemstones and fossils with silver and gold wire to create unique pendants, Around the corner, the Platters earrings, and rings. work together to make unique jewelry. Dallas creates lampwork glass beads, and Cheri adds precious metal clay pieces and gemstones to create necklaces and earrings. Cheri also paints silk scarves. It’s worth a drive up to the north end of the county, where Rosey Bolte paints gourds she grows in her own garden, creating folk-art birds and other mixed media pieces. Closer to Nashville, Brown County’s resident primitive painter, Amanda Mathis, works in acrylic to create scenes in all sizes from miniatures to murals. Around a few bends, Judy and Tom Prichard create functional pottery in their own blend of clay. Judy enjoys carving leaves and other designs inspired by nature into her work. Tom specializes in decorative sawdust fired pottery. In Tom and Judy’s studio, you can also find the widely varied work of guest artist Monique Cagle, who paints, creates hand-painted glassware, makes jewelry and works in fiber. This self-guided driving tour is free to the public. All you need is a map, which can be downloaded from the website or picked up at the Visitor Center in Nashville. Studio hours vary, so it is important to check the map for details. More information can be found at <www.BrownCountyStudioTour.com>.  Paper art by Michele Pollock.

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LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC By Arlene Hutton

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CHAINSAW ART continued from 42 help the artist create detail in the wood. Competitions are held all over His life-size carving of a horse is a main attraction in the alley behind his the world and there are guilds for chainsaw artists. shop. Though Trotter attracts visitors to “People stop by and take pictures his shop, he continues to improve his in front of the horse,” he says. Recently, Trotter added apprentice skills and hopes to someday open a larger shop in Nashville. He also plans Jeff Garland to help in the shop. to bring wood carving competitions Garland is a woodworker and has similar to French Lick to Brown been friends with Trotter for many County. years. Bear Hollow Wood Carvers Chainsaw carving is not a new art in French Lick are leaders in the form. It has been recognized for over chainsaw carving industry. Trotter fifty years. According to Wikipedia, the oldest hopes to be added as a leader in the industry and put Nashville on the chainsaw artist records go back to map. He also plans to do more tree the 1950s, which include artists Ray carvings and offer demonstrations at Murphy and Ken Kaiser. In 1952 Ray corporate events. Murphy used his father’s chainsaw to “What I do is really good carve his name into a piece of wood. The art has evolved over the years entertainment for visitors to Nashville,” he says. “It will also bring and today there are many different more people to Brown County and chainsaw blades used in carving. The blades are known as “guide bars,” and help the other stores.”

Brown County WINERY

Father of three children, Ariel, Christopher and Elijah, Trotter is a modest, hard-working and determined young artist. His wife Trish is supportive and sometimes comes along on trips to Nashville. His unique shop is filled with wonders made from wood and entices passersby to step into a world of unusual and creative masterpieces found only in Nashville Indiana. Trotter takes custom orders throughout the year and accepts Christmas orders until October 31. Along with many requests for items to decorate man caves, he receives orders for personalized walking sticks, benches, and replicas of pets. When he isn’t busy outside carving, Trotter can be reached at (317) 384-4091.Visit his website at <www.woodenwonders.net>. He is also has a Facebook page—look for Wooden Wonders Nashville. 

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Brown County from Buddie Thompson’s View

Frank Hohenberger photo of Buddie.

~by Joanne Nesbit

I

n 1946 Buddie Thompson, a Nashville resident, traveling showman, and little person, gave some thought to why people came to visit the village and Brown County in general. He put together A Guide Book to Brown County with maps and tidbits about the area. A lot has changed since then, but people from in and out of Indiana still come to visit the area. Even in Thompson’s time, he did not consider Nashville a typical small town with its population of only 500. As he said, “It is not a flag stop or a whistle stop, for it has no railroad….[and at that time] it did not and never did have a business or manufacturing enterprise of any size.” He said the town did have a flour mill, a planing mill, and a pottery kiln but “that, is about as far as its manufacturing interests ever go.” Thompson once heard a visitor ask what makes Nashville so popular and he wondered why they came themselves. In his answer to that question he wrote, “I feel that I can advance the following reasons for Nashville’s popularity; first, because things were different due to the slight segregation from the outside world; second, because of the art colony which settled in Nashville and the surrounding country, and third, because of the very human appeal the place has to people who like small towns and small town life.” In a Nashville garage a mechanic, who also happened to be a licensed pilot, made a living repairing the latest Chevrolet and Plymouths. A Model T fire engine dating

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to 1916 took shelter next to the modern trucks. “This mechanic is also pilot and doctor of the hose wagon which is almost as old as he is,” Thompson wrote. “So it goes throughout the town.” To accommodate the visitors who came, some enterprising citizens established “tourist camps” of both log and frame construction. In one such camp the log houses even had furnaces for heat, electric lights, and “water systems.” Local advertisements of 1946 encouraged tourists to visit The Little Gem Lunch Room located opposite the courthouse for short orders, sandwiches and cold drinks. Another establishment, The Gables Café, also touted short orders and meals. Thickstun’s Café wanted folks to know that besides “meals” it offered Chicken Dinners on Sundays and Holidays. If one were inclined to prepare a meal for himself, groceries and meats could be had at Rogers Bros. Emma Clark’s Tourist Rooms were available by calling 113. And Leila’s Cabins with modern rooms and the Singing Pines also vied for the tourist trade. If one were so entranced by the environs, Ralph Yoder was available to sell you log cabins, wooded acreage, small farms, shade, and good views. You could also get wood carvings “Made Before Your Eyes,” a haircut from Art Fritch, gas or a tire repaired at Taggart’s Service Station. Should you have forgotten something or need an article Gregg & Tucker’s Brown County Trading Post, listed as the Tourist’s Trading Headquarters, proclaimed “We have it— will get it—or it isn’t made.” 


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Ian McCabe. courtesy photo

Fall Series at Brown County Playhouse: Going Home ~by Karen Farley

B

rown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center will open their 2012 fall season in October with four plays produced by Two Pigs Productions. Ian McCabe and Nora Leahy are the founders of the production company. Though living in Chicago, McCabe grew up in Brown County and still calls it home. He chose the overall theme of the series—“going home”—to inspire audiences to reflect on the true meaning of home. “When we were approached by the playhouse to produce the season, I wanted to bring something back to my hometown,” McCabe says. “In the end, that is where I call home.” The opening show, “Last Train to Nibroc,” by Arlene Hutton will run October 4–21. The critically acclaimed romance was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1996. It is Christmas, 1940. A young man and young woman heading home for the holidays meet on a train and discover they are from neighboring towns in rural Kentucky. As their relationship evolves, the audience watches how love and a search for their true home can be comical even during difficult encounters. “This show will reach seniors that remember World War II, as well as younger audience members,” McCabe says. The second show of the series is a suspenseful play with a spooky feel for the Halloween season. “The Turn of the Screw,” adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Henry James, runs October 18–November 4. The show follows a young woman seeking home and fulfillment in the Victorian era as a governess to two orphaned children. The shadows of secrets kept lurk around every corner of the mansion in this haunting production.

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“Almost Maine,” by John Cariani, opens November 23 and runs through December 2. This series of vignettes paints a picture of love that is not easily recognized. The use of Magical Realism-magic blended with realism, will warm the hearts of the audience during the cold of winter. The finale is “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” by Tom Mula. The show is in its second season at the playhouse and will open December 5 and run until December 16. The entire show is performed by one actor portraying over twenty characters. McCabe will act in three of the shows and direct “Almost Maine.” At 24, McCabe has performed and directed across the region and worked with New Mexico’s Kaleidoscope Players. He currently teaches children’s theater at Studio BE in Chicago. Leahy, co-founder of the production company is currently a writer, performer and director in Chicago. She will also be acting in three of the plays and stage managing “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” Among the creative team for the series is Tom Evans, an award-winning director and playwright. Evans served as director of theater for 32 years at Hanover College. He is also proud of his nationally known graduate, Woody Harrelson. The rest of the team includes Paul Whitehouse, a Chicago-based actor, director, storyteller and theater teaching artist and Mo McKibbin, a theater graduate from Loyola University who performs regularly with a Chicago improvisational ensemble. Michael Carothers, a Chicago actor and theater graduate Continued on 60


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~by Henry Swain

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he drought of 1934 was similar to the one we have experienced this year. I went to the World Fair in Chicago that summer and was impressed by the trip to and from the fair as much as the fair. The corn crop looked much as it does now after the extended drought. The pastures were dead brown and the only green spots were the watered greens on golf courses. We won’t know until spring the total damage of this year’s drought. I’m certain we are going to lose some tulip poplar trees. The leaf disease earlier in the summer is causing many leaves to fall prematurely and someday die. Driving the back roads of Brown County I’ve noticed more trees than usual turning color prematurely, indicating a dying process. The late 1930s brought extreme drought to Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas an area later designated as the “dust bowl.” Top soil drifted like snow covering houses up to the windows and left exposed farm implements half buried. John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath depicted this era when farmers abandoned their farms and drove west to California to seek a better life. They were designated the “Okies” since most came from Oklahoma. I remember a few days in those summer years when Indiana skies would cloud over and dust would cover


our cars. On several occasions our chickens went into the chicken house to roost about five in the afternoon thinking twilight had come. It was the misuse of this fragile farmland that led to the federal government establishing the Soil Conservation Service to educate farmers how to preserve this marginal farm land. The practice of terracing, irrigation and tree planting for windbreaks did much to halt the devastation of the eroding soil. We have learned the hard way there is a penalty to be paid when we mess with the natural rhythms of “Mother Nature.” My formative years were spent in the productive farmland of central Indiana. Most farms were eighty to one hundred acres. These acres were divided into smaller fields where crops were rotated. Farmers raised hogs and cattle. Manure was scattered onto the fields replacing the nutrients consumed in the growing of the crops. A natural balance was maintained. Now those small fields have become thousand acre fields maintained by humongous tractors and their cultivating tools. Artificial fertilizers and chemical weed killers are applied to maintain good yields. No-till farm practices are returning some nutrients back to the soil but not enough to maintain a balance. We are in effect borrowing for now, from the natural fertility of the original soil. Years ago a British chemist James Lovelock and microbiologist Lyn Margulis developed what he termed the “Gaia Hypothesis.” Gaia is the mythical term for “Goddess of the Earth.” His hypothesis proposes that those species that live in harmony with the natural rhythms of their environment flourish, while those that do not will perish. Evidence suggests his hypothesis is valid. Our earth seems to be constantly creating new species and discarding others. The population explosion during the last century suggests that supporting humanity’s greater numbers may tax nature’s ability to maintain its survival balance. The problem seems to be us. 

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Pioneer Village Museum Behind the Courthouse between Buck Stogsdill Way & Locust Lane Open Sat. , Sun., Holidays 1 – 4:30

Pioneer Cabin Blacksmith Shop Log Jail Loom Room Doctor’s Office

(317)704-4062

For Info: Brown Co. Historical Society (812) 988-2899

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Old McDurbin % Gold & 50 Gifts

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Brown County

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SOUP TO NUTS continued from 41 days and had the exact same sandwich,” she said. “The other day he made an Italian ham and cheese sub and everybody just loved it and a lady came in and said, ‘That’s the best sandwich I’ve ever put in my mouth.’” So, the institution of Soup to Nuts is preserved for we, the lucky diners, even as its vision is transmitted to a new generation. The characters may change, individual artists may come and go, but the great drama of professional dining moves along apace. The equation is eternal. “We focus on keeping things simple and keeping them good. We make everything essentially from scratch as much as possible. We get fresh produce in, fresh meats in, and we cook it ourselves. “And people appreciate that.” And, In return, Wanner appreciates the diners who have made her journey possible. “Our business has been great,” she said. “I feel extremely blessed, considering the general economic situation. I’m honored that a lot of the locals choose to have lunch here and we have really good repeat business.” “When tourists ask shopkeepers where they eat lunch, they say, ‘Soup to Nuts.’ I hear it every day,” she said. “That’s amazing. To me that’s the biggest pat on the back you could get—that people in the community support us.”  PLAYHOUSE continued from 54 from Towson University rounds out the cast in the fall series. “The actors are all great storytellers,” McCabe says. “And the shows are human stories that we can all relate to and will make us smile, laugh and cry.” Tickets are $18 with discounts available for seniors, students and military. A season ticket for all four shows is $60. The box office is open Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m., or until curtain time on performance days. Tickets may be purchased at (812) 988-6555, or online at <www.browncountyplayhouse.org>. 

HISTORIC BLOOMINGTON

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58 East Main Street Nashville, Indiana (next to Brown County Courthouse) www.browncountycraftgallery.com

open daily 10–5 • 812-988-7058


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Hometown Proud Local Grocery Store Serving Beautiful Brown County Since 1975! Competitive Pricing No Cards or Membership Everyone Pays the Same Price

• Certified Ang us Beef • Large Beer an d Wine Section s • Picnic Suppli es • Full Service B akery/Deli • Custom Cake Decorating Organic Grocery • Dairy • Produce • Frozen • Wine • Custom Deli T rays, Veggie Tra ys, Fruit Baskets, and Gift Baske Ever-Growing Selection of Gluten-Free Products ts 30 Hawthorne Dr. • Nashville • East SR 46 at light • 812-988-4546 • www.browncountyiga.com

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North end of Nashville across from Muddy Boots

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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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Profile for Our Brown County

Sept./Oct. 2012 OUR BROWN COUNTY magazine  

A bi-monthly publication about the people and places that make Brown County, Indiana so special.

Sept./Oct. 2012 OUR BROWN COUNTY magazine  

A bi-monthly publication about the people and places that make Brown County, Indiana so special.