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Nineveh Edinburgh Morgantown 31 37 135 I-65 46 Bloomington Columbus 46 NASHVILLE
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Country Mouse Weaving Studio
Woman’s Way Gallery
Brown County State Park
Abe Martin Lodge
STORY Monroe Reservoir
eXplore Brown County
Lodge on the Mountain T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Mike’s Music and Dance Barn
Rinnie Seitz Rd
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Green Valley NASHVILLE Lodge
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Al’s Paint & BodyAl’s Garage
Mike Nickels Log Homes
Oak Grove Pottery
Sal t Cr eek
Doodles by Kara Barnard
Ow l Cr eek
Flower and Herb Barn Farmhouse Café Art, Antiques, & Garden Show Oct. 6
BLOOMINGTON Dr. Lisa Baker, DDS Bloomingfoods Elegant Options Fireplace Center Long’s Landing
Hilltop Cabin Brown Co. Cabins
Plum Creek Antiques Market
Rosey Bolte’s Uncommon Gourd Studio
Monroe Music Park & Campground BEAN BLOSSOM
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Brownie’s Bean Blossom Inn
Country Club Rd
Carmel Ridge Rd
NASHVILLE MAP ON PAGE 6
Upper Bean Blossom
MORGANTOWN TRAFALGAR Sheep Street Fibers Appleworks Sweetwater Antiques Co-op Lake House of Clocks Jeepers Miniatures Grandpa Jeff’s Trail Rides
Bob Allen Rd.
Homestead Weaving Studio Salem’s Good Nature Farm Elizabeth O’Rear Studio
OLD HICKORY LANE
Brown Co Art Guild
ST SR 135 N
The Candy Dish Smashing Designs The Harvest Preserve A Dreamer’s Gallery
Head Over Heels
Nashville Candy Store Sports Etc.
House of Jerky
Main Street Shops
Health for U Career Resource Center
First Merchants Office Bank
Brown Co Public Library
Townhouse Touch of Silver Gifts
Broomcorn Johnny’s Glass Planet Gifts Old McDurbin Gold & Gifts Brown Co Craft Gallery
Weed Patch Music Co.
Pioneer Village Museum
MAIN STREET Brown Co Nashville Winery House Reliable That Vintage Sandwich Place
Copperhead Creek Gem Mine
Downtown Cottages & Suites
Iris Garden Complex
Village Village Green Boutique Ferrer Miller’s Gallery Ice Cream
Pit Bull Leather Bedazzled Jewelry J Bob’s
Brown County History Center
GOULD STREET Brown Co. Rock & Fossil Shop
Norma Reigle Palm & Tarot
Hidden Valley Inn
ROBERT “BUCK” STOGSDILL WAY
TO HELMSBURG - 6 MILES
Hesitation Point Honeysuckle Bike and Hideaway Backcountry
Granny’s Christmas Shop Mercantile Store The Wild Olive
MOLLY’S LANE Big Woods Village
The Silver Fern Beads and Gifts
Men’s Toy Shop Main Street Images
Carmel Corn Cottage
TO BEAN BLOSSOM & MORGANTOWN
Harvest Moon Pizzeria
Bright & Williamson Insurance
Hills O’Brown Realty
Muddy Boots Cafe
J.B. Goods/ Life is Good
Brown Co Art Gallery
The Salvation Army
Brown Co Playhouse Jack & Jill Nut Shop
58 South Apparel
New Leaf Amy Greely
VAN BUREN ST SR 135 N
SR 46 TO BLOOMINGTON - 16 MILES
Thrift Shop-Community Closet
PAT REILLY DR
Olde Magnolia House Inn 4th Sister Vintage Store
Out of the Ordinary
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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Salt Creek Inn Casa del Sol McDonald’s Pizza Pine King Room Tavern Brown Co Health & Living Community
Salt Creek Park
Brown Co. Seasons Lodge & Winter Art Conference Center & Craft Fair Nov. 29-30
Doodles by Kara Barnard
Artist and/or Gallery Rest Room
Musical Entertainment Parking
COUNTY MAP ON PAGE 5
Nashville General Store & Bakery
Boots-n-Bling Western Wear and Tack
SR 46 TO COLUMBUS - 16 MILES
Ethereal Day Spa and Salon Chateau Thomas Sweetea’s Winery
Casa Del Sol
WASHINGTON STREET Appetit Camelot Shoppes Bone Bakery
Nashville Fudge Kitchen
Possum Trot Sq
Artists Colony Inn B3 Brown Co.Clocks Gallery & Collectibles Carol’s Crafts Toy Chest Sweetwater Grasshopper Gallery Schwab’s Crystal Flats Wishful Fudge Source Jaipur Designs Thinking
Life is Good JB Goods
Abe’s Alley PITTMAN HOUSE LANE
Through the Looking Glass Wooden Wonders Nashville Image Old Time Photos For Bare Feet, Cabin Scents Brown Co. Furniture, All About Dogs Brown Co Weavery & Roots Paint Box Gallery, The Clay Purl The Menagerie, Four Bare Paws K. Bellum Leather Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts Gallery Brown Co. Pottery Ferguson House
OLD SCHOOL WAY
Antiques Co-op.............................50 Brown Co Antique Mall................27 Cathy’s Corner...............................19 Elegant Options............................33 Nashville General Store...............39 Plum Creek Antiques...................64 Townhouse Gifts...........................33
ART, ART SUPPLIES, ART INSTRUCTION
Antique Alley Shops.....................29 Antiques Co-op.............................50 B3 Gallery.......................................24 Bear Hardware..............................51 Brown Co Antique Mall................27 Brown Co Art Gallery...................29 Brown Co Art Guild.......................29 Brown Co Craft Gallery................59 Cathy’s Corner...............................19 Elegant Options............................33 Ferrer Gallery............................ 3, 24 Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts.......53 Rosey Bolte-Uncommon Gourd.25 Rhoden Art Gallery at eXplore Brown County................22
58 South Apparel..........................28 Antique Alley Shops.....................29 Bear Hardware..............................51 Boots-n-Bling Western Wear.......32 Thrift Shop-Community Closet..61 Glass Planet Gifts..........................27 Head Over Heels...........................52 Hesitation Point Bike and Backcountry...................................18 Jaipur Designs...............................21 J.B. Goods/ Life is Good...............15 Male Instinct..................................59 Men’s Toy Shop..............................53 Mercantile Store...........................57 Pit Bull Leather Co........................51 Sports Etc.......................................52 Village Boutique...........................31 Village Florist Tuxedo Rental......21
CRAFTS, POTTERY, GIFTS
4th Sister Vintage Store...............19 Antique Alley Shops.....................29 Antiques Co-op.............................50 Appleworks....................................58
Our Brown County
B3 Gallery.......................................24 Bone Appetit Bakery....................44 Broomcorn Johnny’s....................24 Boots-n-Bling Western Wear.......32 Brown Co Clocks & Collectibles..47 Brown Co Craft Gallery................59 Brown Co Pottery..........................38 Brown Co Rock & Fossil Shop.....52 Brown Co Visitors Center.............18 Carol’s Crafts..................................47 Cathy’s Corner...............................19 Country Mouse Weaving.............25 The Crystal Source........................27 A Dreamer’s Gallery.......................3 Elegant Options............................33 The Ferguson House....................13 Ferrer Gallery............................. 3,24 Foxfire.............................................13 Glass Planet Gifts..........................27 Granny’s Christmas Shop............57 Head Over Heels...........................52 Homestead Weaving Studio.......25 House of Clocks.............................50 Jaipur Designs...............................21 J Bob’s Trading Co.........................14 Jeepers Miniatures.......................50 K. Bellum Leather.........................24 Madeline’s......................................57 Main Street Images......................14 Male Instinct..................................59 Men’s Toy Shop..............................53 Mercantile Store...........................57 Monroe Music Park Gift Shop.....49 Nashville General Store...............39 New Leaf.........................................24 Oak Grove Pottery........................25 Ole House.......................................37 Papertrix.........................................37 Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts.......53 Pit Bull Leather Co........................51 Primitive Spirit..............................38 Rhonda Kay’s.................................28 Rosey Bolte-Uncommon Gourd.25 Sheep Street Fibers......................50 Silver Fern Beads & Gifts.............38 Spears Gallery and Spears Pottery...............................25 Sports Etc.......................................52 Sweetwater Gallery......................15
Townhouse Gifts...........................33 The Toy Chest................................47 Village Florist Flowers & Gifts.....21 Wishful Thinking...........................44
Brown County Playhouse............63 Copperhead Creek Gem Mine....52 kidscommons................................33 Muddy Boots Cafe........................39 Pine Room Tavern.........................61 Porthole Inn...................................53 Rawhide Ranch.............................51
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Abe Martin Lodge.........................46 Appleworks....................................58 Artists Colony Inn.........................47 Bloomingfoods.............................46 Brown Co IGA................................63 Brown Co Inn.......................... 49, 58 Brown Co Winery..........................22 Brownie’s Bean Blossom Rest.....39 The Candy Dish...............................3 Carmel Corn Cottage...................33 Casa Del Sol...................................33 Chateau Thomas Winery.............27 Darlene’s at Hotel Nashville........67 Doot Family of Dressings............28 Farmhouse Cafe............................14 Harvest Moon Pizzeria.................59 The Harvest Preserve...................57 Hobnob Corner Restaurant........29 Hoosier Buddy Liquors................51 Hotel Nashville..............................67 House of Jerky...............................45 J Bob’s Trading Co.........................14 Jack n Jill Nut Shop.......................53 McDonald’s....................................53 Miller’s Ice Cream............................3 Muddy Boots Cafe........................39 Nashville BP...................................37 Nashville Candy Store..................52 Nashville Fudge Kitchen..............68 Nashville General Store...............39 Nashville House............................58 Ole House.......................................37 Pine Room Tavern.........................61 Porthole Inn...................................53 Schwab’s Fudge.............................39 Seasons...........................................58
Advertiser Index Sweetea’s Tea Shop......................61 That Sandwich Place....................55 The Wild Olive...............................23
The Ferguson House....................13 Long’s Landing..............................60 Plum Creek Antiques...................64
Boots-n-Bling Western Wear.......32 Head Over Heels...........................52 K. Bellum Leather.........................24
Antique Alley Shops.....................29 B3 Gallery.......................................24 Boots-n-Bling Western Wear.......32 Brown Co Antique Mall................27 Cathy’s Corner...............................19 The Crystal Source........................27 Ferguson House............................13 Ferrer Gallery............................ 3, 24 Foxfire.............................................13 Glass Planet Gifts..........................27 Grasshopper Flats.........................15 J Bob’s Trading Co.........................14 Main Street Images......................14 New Leaf.........................................29 Old McDurbin Gold & Gifts.........53 Ole House.......................................37 Rhonda Kay’s.................................28 Silver Fern Beads & Gifts.............38 Touch of Silver Gold & Old..........24 Village Boutique...........................31 Woman’s Way Gallery-Carrie Foley, Janet Cullen...................................25
Abe Martin Lodge.........................46 Artists Colony Inn.........................47 The Brick Lodge............................67 Brown Co Inn.......................... 49, 58 Comfort Inn...................................12 Cornerstone Inn..............................4 Downtown Cottages & Suites....52 eXplore Brown County................22 Forest Hills Apartments...............19 Green Valley Lodge......................37 Hampton Inn.................................12
Hidden Valley Inn.........................46 Hills o’ Brown Vacation Rentals..59 Hilton Garden Inn.........................12 Holiday Inn Express......................12 Honeysuckle Hideaway...............59 Hotel Nashville..............................67 Lodge on the Mountain...............59 McGinley Vacation Cabins..........68 Mike Nickel’s Vacation Cabins....14 The North House...........................67 Olde Magnolia House..................19 Rawhide Ranch.............................51 Salt Creek Inn................................39 Seasons...........................................58 Willow Manor Apartments..........28
Flower and Herb Barn Gaia’s Touch Gnaw Bone Antiques/Uniques Helmsburg Sawmill Hills o’ Brown Realty Knight’s Trash Removal Kritzer’s Feed Store McGinley Vacation Cabins Mike Nickels Log Homes Norma Reigle-Palm and Tarot Plum Creek Antiques
Bone Appetit Bakery....................44
Bone Appetit Bakery....................44 Boots-n-Bling Western Wear.......32 Brown Co Clocks & Collectibles..47 Carol’s Crafts..................................47 Fireplace Center............................33 Granny’s Christmas Shop............57 Hesitation Point Bike and Backcountry...................................18 House of Clocks.............................50 K. Bellum Leather.........................24 Male Instinct..................................59 Men’s Toy Shop..............................53 Pit Bull Leather Co........................51 Primitive Spirit..............................38 Sheep Street Fibers......................50 Sports Etc.......................................52 The Toy Chest................................47 Weed Patch Music Company........2 Whispering Pines Alpacas...........38 Wishful Thinking...........................44
PET SERVICES/PRODUCTS PHOTOS
B3 Gallery.......................................24 Glass Planet Gifts..........................27 Main Street Images......................14 Spears Gallery and Spears Pottery...............................25
eXplore Brown County................22 Grandpa Jeff’s Trail Rides............19 Rawhide Ranch.............................51
SERVICES (see also SERVICES DIRECTORY)
Dr. Lisa Baker, DDS.......................49 Brown Co Health & Living...........59 Brown Co Visitors Center.............18 Career Resource Center...............57 Ethereal Day Spa and Salon........31 Hesitation Point Bike and Backcountry...................................18 Michael’s Massage Therapy........15 Nashville BP...................................37 Village Florist Flowers & Gifts.....21
SERVICES DIRECTORY 64-65
Al’s Paint & Body-Garage Baldwin Tree Service Bean Blossom Antiques Bright & Williamson Insurance Brown Co Community YMCA Brown Co Tire & Auto Career Resource Center Farmers Insurance—McGinley First Merchants Bank
Boots-n-Bling Western Wear.......32 Head Over Heels...........................52 K. Bellum Leather.........................24
Ferrer Gallery............................. 3,24 Sweetwater Gallery......................15
Artists Colony Inn.........................47 eXplore Brown County................22 Hotel Nashville..............................67
Lamb Lake Homes........................18 Flower & Herb Barn......................65 Whispering Pines Alpacas...........38
Cover photo taken by Kyle Spears of Trish Rieke in downtown Nashville
16 Trish Rieke ~by Karen E. Farley 20 Hank Retires ~by Laura Gleason
~by Jim Eagleman
30 Gingerbread Sculptor Mary Figueroa ~by Julie Pearson
32 Santa Sightings 36 Movies at the Playhouse ~by Jeff Tryon
44 Sampler at Out of the Ordinary 48 Christmas Traditions
54 55 60 62
~by Henry Swain
Warm up From Within Winter Art and Craft Fair Chocolate Walk Nashville Christian Church is 125
10-11 11 13 34-35 40-42 43
Contributors 11 Subscribe Where Is It? Contest Note from the Editor Photos by Dana Skirvin Calendar of Entertainment/Events Coloring Contest
Cindy Steele, publisher P.O. Box 157 Helmsburg, IN 47435
812-988-8807 www.ourbrowncounty.com firstname.lastname@example.org copyright 2013 Thanks, Mom, for making it happen!
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. 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. 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.
Lee Edgren, writing since kindergarten, attended journalism school at the University of Michigan. Her career includes writing for a newspaper, for a government agency, and for UM Medical Center. She became seriously interested in yoga during the late 1980s and traveled widely. Lee has a master’s degree in Wellness Management from Ball State University. She lives in both in Brown County and in northern Michigan and owns River Light Yoga studio. 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> .
Karen E. Farley and her husband Ken recently moved to Nashville from Columbus. 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. Married for 25 years, she contributes to several local, national, and international magazines. Jim Eagleman is a 38 year veteran of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources as an interpretive naturalist, first working at Turkey Run State Park for three years and for the last 34 at Brown County. He and his wife Kay have three sons, all graduates of Brown County High School. Kay and Jim enjoy all outdoor activities, especially kayaking. Jim is currently working on his memoirs. 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. Jeff Tryon is a fifth-generation BrownCountian who has worked as a newspaper reporter, a carpenter, a cook, a factory droid, and a poet performing with a rock band. He lives with his wife, Sue, in a log cabin on a piece of property on the edge Brown County State Park.
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WHERE IS IT?
Henry “Hank” Swain moved to Brown County with his bride Mardi in 1947. He supported a family of five daughters by building homes. Our Brown County is reprinting his previous articles from past issues.
featured photographs Dana Skirvin was born in Oklahoma, is well-traveled, and has lived in Nashville for the past twenty years. She has a degree in painting and old-fashioned photography (before it all went digital). She runs a bed and breakfast and is a also professional masseuse (massage artiste). She and husband Marc are raising two Brown County daughters. She writes poems and sings while driving.
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LAST ISSUE’S CONTEST WINNERS:
• The Where Is It? The photo was from the Nashville General Store and Ken Schoch was the first to guess • Joel Fritts from Elizabethtown, IN won the Coloring Contest.
Enjoy Beautiful Brown County, Indiana and the village of Nashville!
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812-988-6118 • 800-4CHOICE
Gold Award Hotel
75 W Chestnut, St Rd 46
OTHER WONDERFUL NEARBY STAY LOCATIONS IN COLUMBUS/EDINBURGH:
Features 125 Luxurious Guest Rooms, CComplimentary High-Speed Internet, HHD Flat Screen TVs, 24Hr Complimentary BBusiness Center, 3000 Sq Ft Meeting Room, EExercise Center, Indoor Swimming Pool & W Whirlpool, Great American Grill Restaurant aand nightly room service. Next to Edinburgh PPremium Outlets and Exit 76 Antique Mall.
Features a heated indoor pool,Whirlpool Suites, Refrigerator and Microwave in each room, Flat Screen TVs, Complimentary High Speed Internet, Meeting Rooms, Fitness Room, On the House hot breakfast! Next to Edinburgh Premium Outlets and Exit 76 Antique Mall.
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NNewly renovated! Features a heated In Indoor Pool, Elevator, Whirlpool Suites with RRefrigerator & Microwaves, Flat Screen TTVs, High Speed Internet, Fitness Room & ffree Comfort Sunshine Breakfast! Next to EEdinburgh Premium Outlets and EExit 76 Antique Mall.
Brand New. Features 93 modern Guest Rooms and Whirlpool Suites with flat screen TVs, refrigerators, microwaves, Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Exercise Room, Business Center, Suite Shop, 1400 Sq Ft meeting room, and Express Start Breakfast. Next to Edinburgh Premium Outlets and Exit 76 Antique Mall.
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US 31 & I-65, Exit 76B 812-526-4919 / 800-HOLIDAY
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NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
78 W. Franklin Street Nashville 812-988-7388
Visit rooms of:
• Swan Creek Candles • Iron Decor • Home Accessories
• Holiday Decor
• Fashion Jewelry
• Accent Tables
• Garden Accents
n theory, it is “the thought that counts.” My thought at gift giving time is that it is best to buy something the receivers would NOT have purchased for themselves. Folks that depend on Christmas lists for their annual hunt might cringe when I say that, but I enjoy giving the unexpected. It has been my experience if I give someone something they have been longing for, it isn’t the right brand or color, or doesn’t have that new-fangled feature. I shop for most gifts in Brown County where you can find plenty of unique stuff made by some people I know. Buying a gift from a Nashville shop or gallery is also a gift to the business owner, too. When I shop for a long stretch I like to take a break and enjoy a meal in a restaurant or go see my friends play music. I prefer slow food. We have that small town, village intimacy you just can’t get in the big city. Malls make me feel rushed, insignificant, and homogenized. Part of my gift giving usually includes going out with a family member to see the village dressed up in its white lights or visiting the Santa Train in Helmsburg. I recommend taking the time to shop here in Brown County and making it an experience to remember.
and more . . .
59 E. Main St. Nashville 812-988-8707
• Fashion Apparel, Jewelry and Purses • Gifts and Home Decor • Willowtree Angels • Swan Creek Candles • Kitchen Accessories • Baby Gifts • Holiday Decor • Rhythm Clocks • Garden Decor
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Farmhouse Cafe ...a country drive to an unexpected dining pleasure · LuNch ·
Authentic log cabin vacation rentals
homemade Soups, Salads and Garden Sandwiches Daily 11 am–4 pm
Four romantic cabins filled with antiques, quilts and vintage furnishings
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Steak · Salmon Pork chops · chicken Pasta
Tuesday–Saturday 5–8 pm
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Cozy warm interiors Fireplaces Fully equipped kitchens Catch and release fishing, canoeing, hiking and swimming • Outdoor grills and fire pits • Secluded on 250 wooded acres
R Garden and Fruit Salads Soups · Desserts herbal Teas · cool Drinks Beer & Wine
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Just 15 minutes from Nashville
Prints, Jewelry, Frames, Metal Signs and Gifts
• Knives • Swords • Sling Shots • Blow Guns
Nashville’s Largest Selection of Metal Signs
Peace Frogs Things are Hoppin’ at J Bob’s
Bedazzled Jewelry Quality Jewelry • Affordable Prices Large Selection of Rings and Necklace Sets Glass Necklace and Earring Sets OPEN ALL YEAR
16 N. Van Buren Street (812) 988-6844 Nashville North of stoplight downtown
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Local Landmark Prints, Brown County Photos, Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Bands, Sports Teams
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Visit America’s First Store
Sweetwater Gallery featuring locally crafted:
Stained Glass Paperweights Mosaic Mirrors Fabric Wallhangings also offering:
Pottery Kaleidoscopes Metal Sculpture Owners, Ron and Penny Schuster
145 S. Van Buren Nashville located in the Back-to-Back Complex 812-988-0449 www.schusterglass.com
172 N. Van Buren Street in Nashville, IN Kids store is located in Calvin Place– (S. Van Buren and Franklin Streets)
www.JBGoods.com • 812-988-0900
Michael’s Massage Mi Michael Rebman, Certified Therapist
Doug Stoffer, Designer/Jeweler Sterling Silver • Fine Diamonds Opals • Gemstones • Wedding Rings Titanium Bands • Austrian Lead Crystal For Quality and Price call 812-988-4037 Top Dollar Paid for Old Gold 150 S. Van Buren St. • Nashville
$155 138 South Jefferson St. (around back) • Nashville by appointment only
812-988-4447 www.michaels-massage.com Nov./Dec. 2013 • Our Brown County 15
~by Karen E. Farley
”I believe everybody is creative, an artist. I want to inspire people to be unique, not to just fit in.”
photo by Kyle Spears
rish Rieke (pronounced re-key) spent a year in Germany, studied yoga in India, and filmed a documentary in Jamaica. She has travelled the world, but Nashville is where she calls home. Trish is the youngest of three children. She grew up in Roswell, New Mexico, where she played sports, sang in the choir, was active in student council and performed in plays. She never turned down an opportunity to try something new.
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“When I was 13, a well-meaning woman told me to try everything,” she laughs. “She told me, ‘Try everything, do everything, and see what you like.’ I just didn’t know that I would like everything.” In her junior year of high school, Trish lived in Germany as an exchange student hosted by the Rotary Club. After high school, she attended Indiana University-Bloomington on a partial scholarship. During her undergraduate years, she spent time in Colorado teaching children to snowboard and lived in a tent in Jamaica while filming a documentary. In 2005, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in German and Anthropology. Her goal after college was to spend winters in Colorado and summers in Brown County. After growing up in the desert, Trish looked forward to the change of seasons in the Midwest. She searched for a place near Nashville— a place where she felt she could “be alive.”
“I saw an ad in the paper with a P.O. Box and it said, ‘Your own bedroom and shared bathroom in a peaceful, wooded retreat—must like raccoons,’” she laughs. “I wrote to the P.O. Box and drew a picture of a raccoon waving. I met with the owner and he said his mother passed away and I could move in rent-free as long as I helped him sort through her things.” Trish moved into the cabin and later purchased the property. She added an apartment for herself and continues to rent out the cabin as a homestay to tourists. As part of the sale, some of the contents were left behind. Trish has a booth at the antique mall where she sells the items and collectibles from the original owner. Once again ready to try something new, she traveled to India to study yoga. She got her certification in 2010 and currently teaches yoga at the Brown County YMCA on Tuesday mornings. On Thursdays she can be found at Willow Manor on Willow Street in Nashville. She also teaches yoga classes on Friday at the Ethereal Day Spa on Van Buren Street. When she isn’t getting the cabin ready for weekend guests or teaching yoga, Trish sings and plays the guitar at Muddy Boots Café and offers drumming workshops. Trish has been drumming for 13 years. She began drumming with a Djembe—a skin-covered, gobletshaped drum turned with rope. She learned to drum by sitting around a fire and playing all night long. “Drumming for me ties the yoga, music, and everything together,” she says. “In yoga, they say that the hands are the outstretching of the heart, that’s drumming for me. I
Trish Rieke with Matt Chaiyasit, Braedon Jones, Lakota Gilles, Gabriel Stant, and Dana Skirvin at the first BETA drum circle in October.
believe everybody is a drummer. There’s a drum inside us all the time. Our heartbeat is constantly going.” In October, Trish led a drum circle for the BETA Teen Center—a facility where community volunteers help teens discover new talents with art projects, live music, and interactive games, engaging them in various recreational activities. She will lead another drumming workshop on November 5. The center is located at the Tuck-a-way building behind Miller’s Ice Cream House. “These workshops are not just for the teens,” she says. “They are also for the extended community. I love to get everyone involved.” Trish is also a songwriter and plans to release an album in the spring produced by Nashville’s Jeff Foster (Foster is a musician, songwriter, producer and webmaster of the Brown County Hour radio program). She considers her music eclectic and describes the sound as gypsy jazz with a tribal drum. Trish and Foster will be performing at Muddy Boots on November 27. Also in the works are more documentaries. She plans to do freelance work and someday use the films as a backdrop for her shows. “I just want to be accessible in my music, yoga, and everything I do,” she says. “I believe everybody is creative, an artist. I want to inspire people to be unique, not to just fit in.” To contact Trish, email her at <email@example.com>, or visit her homestay website at <www.browncountyhouse.com>.
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There’s something extra special about the holidays in beautiful Brown County, Indiana. From family-friendly activities to first-rate restaurants and accommodations, there’s plenty to discover. There’s also a festive and unmistakable charm that’s impossible to miss. Plan your escape today at BrownCounty.com.
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Hank with a live hawk. photo courtesy of Wild Care
~by Laura Gleason
enry, “Hank” Swain, a builder of homes, published author, teller of tall tales, father of five daughters, and longtime resident of Brown County, has recently decided to stop contributing his monthly column to this magazine. Hank, soon to be 95, has been writing for Our Brown County since its inception in 1995, and is stepping away due to health issues. As a way of marking the occasion, Hank and I had a conversation about his experience with writing for the magazine and observations about life in Brown County.
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”I’ve always felt that Brown County was a special place. If you think about it, it takes a special kind of person to come and live here; it’s hard to pinpoint what that is, but the rest of the people leave.... ” Raised in Pendleton, Indiana, Hank was taken to Brown County to see the autumn foliage as a child, but his enchantment with the area truly took hold when he spent time here visiting a friend from one of the conscientious objector camps where he served during World War II. In
1947, he and his wife, Mardi, went looking for a piece of land where they could build a home. His friend knew of a woman with 40 acres for sale—her father had used it for hunting with his friends and panning for gold, but now it was sitting unused. “We had $600 in our savings, and that’s what she asked for the land,” Hank said. The couple put down a $10 deposit, borrowed $500 from Mardi’s parents for construction materials, and set about building a house. “By late October we had three rooms that we could live in that were totally unfinished and uninsulated, so that first winter was pretty cold. But we enjoyed doing that. Looking back, those were some of the happiest times of our lives. Every now and then you have to dare life, and it challenges you to become who you are,” Hank said. Fast-forward to 1995, one of the years Hank was on the Chamber of Commerce board. Cindy Steele showed up to express her interest in starting this magazine. After her presentation, she asked if anyone present might be interested in contributing, so Hank volunteered himself, and shared some samples of his work. “Writing is my avocation. I have been guest columnist for the Herald Times and continue to send in pieces now and then. Writing’s always been one of my joys,” he said. Over the years, he’s published three books—Hank’s Tall Tales, Leaves for the Raking, a book of essays and musings, and Why Now?, which describes his reasons for being a conscientious objector. When asked about where his inspiration came from for all those columns over the years, Hank responds poetically. “I’d sort of wait until the muse worked its magic, and then when I knew, I would have it on my mind and awaken one morning knowing what I was going to write about,” he said. As for his gold-star record of never missing a deadline, Hank said it’s simply a matter of respect. “I find it’s helpful, in any business dealing you have with someone, to try to understand the nature of their business. Cindy publishes two magazines. She spends a lot of time getting advertising, putting the magazines together, and if she has a contributor who is dependable and gets the material to her on time every time, she can plan the rest of her magazine Continued on 61
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Browse and taste our broad selection of single varietal and flavorinfused oils and vinegars on your own or ask one of our friendly consultants to assist you with pairings, recipes and the like. We are passionate about our offerings and love to talk shop! We bottle and seal your selections right in our store, so what you taste is what you take home. If you don’t want to wait until you are home to savor your selections (we wouldn’t), grab a gourmet pantry item or two for an impromptu romantic or family picnic! We also have a fabulous selection of accessories, unique gift ideas and sample packs.
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Leaves ~by Jim Eagleman
s I write this, the park and surrounding countryside is ablaze with color. Motorists move slowly on park and county roads, and Nashville sidewalks are packed with shoppers. During the month of October, Brown County, Indiana continues to be a must on many Hoosier’s list of places to go, and things to see. The fall backdrop of Brown County’s forest provides, as it has for decades, a dazzling canvas of fall shades—all brought on by leaves. Park vistas and scenic overlooks will take on their characteristic brown-beige-tan color, so typical of the prominent oaks that occupy our late fall ridges. “The Season of the Leaf,” “Leaf Biology,” and similar talks and walks on the hows and whys of fall colors were program titles listed on the nature center’s October schedule of daily activities. The main theme of leaves
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year ’round and how they work help us appreciate and become more aware of this botanic “factory.” The job the leaf performs to us and its tree is explained as the most basic of life’s relationships: the gas exchange of oxygen-producing plants and the exhalation of carbon dioxide from animals and humans. When you recognize the importance of the trees and their respiring leaves you can also see the need for plant conservation and natural area protection. We looked back to our moist summer and say it must be the frequent rains that created Brown County’s famous “misty hills.” But besides producing oxygen, another feat accomplished by the lowly leaf, is to return moisture to the atmosphere. On the underside of the leaf are located stomata, (stoma, singular) surrounded by a pair of guard cells that control the opening and closing of this tiny pore. Affected by humidity and atmospheric pressure, the stomata
open at night when the temperature drops—a process called transpiration. During a drought, trees become stressed and may die. Trees are also likely to succumb from too much water, so excessive levels are evaporated off the back sides of leaves. By morning, we look out to misty hills and foggy bottoms, wondering where all the moisture came from? Is it from a nearby lake? No, from the trees themselves. Like storm windows installed every fall to winterize, the leaf stem-tree branch junction becomes sealed. To prevent moisture loss, leaves fall from the tree when this branch seal is complete. If leaves stayed on the tree thru the cold, drying winds of winter, they would almost assuredly lose water for the tree. The tree isn’t able to replenish water from the roots because the ground freezes so it rids itself of the things that lose water. The term “deciduous” simply translated is “to fall.” It is a thin layer of cork cells, called the abscission layer, that grow across the bottom of the leaf stem, closing all pores, preventing any more fluid transfer. Winds cause final weakening and down it comes, creating a fluffy layer of accumulated “duff” on the forest floor. Coniferous trees or—pines—have thin needle leaves that stay “evergreen” through our winter. There is less water loss from a skinny needle than there is from a broadleaf, so they are retained. During mild spells on warming winter days, the evergreen may continue its photosynthetic process, a feat impossible for the winter-sealed broadleaf. Who hasn’t enjoyed a few jumps into massive leaf piles as they are raked in the yard? And what should we do with all those leaves? One fall I was asked if leaf blowers are used along park trails to gather all the leaves. The question was legitimate, since the homeowner only knew leaves as a seasonal chore to bundle, then burn. I told him, “No, they work as woodland mulch and a winterizing cover over young plants.” I suggested he not burn leaves but use them for landscaping. In the forest, what was once the subject for fall color photos now simply rests on the ground, to be pulverized and reduced to wet mats, then flakes, and eventually soil. The leaf joins the debris of yearly accumulations of nut hulls, seeds, weed stems, fruits, and twigs and is ready to decay. What a classic example of recycling: leaves that once helped grow the tree, now aid in soil production, making it possible for new trees.
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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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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
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Marie Goth Collection and Regional Works by our Award-Winning Member Artists Fine Artisan Shop Open Tues.–Sat. 11 to 5, Sun. 12 to 5 48 South Van Buren Street in the historic Minor House PO Box 324 • Nashville, IN 47448 • (812) 988-6185 visit www.BrownCountyArtGuild.org
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~by Julia Pearson
ary Figueroa is a young woman who continued a keen interest in sculpture all through her high school years in Fishers, Indiana. Each year her schedule included a class in sculpture, with Advanced Placement (AP) Art her senior year. AP Art required a portfolio concentration of a body of work, and Mary’s pieces included sculptures of clay, paper, and gingerbread. Mary loves gingerbread house baking and building as an art medium. Living in Fishers, Mary was just five minutes away from Conner Prairie where she worked as a youth interpreter. While at Conner Prairie, the annual gingerbread contest caught her attention. She has made at least one gingerbread house for the last four years. Like all serious gingerbread builders, her houses are miniature wonders of culinary architecture. She made a replica of the family home from everyone’s favorite seasonal movie “A Christmas Story” in one of her earlier competitions. Conner Prairie commissioned her to bake and build a replica of the Golden Eagle Inn for promotional uses. Mary’s inspiration was fed in part by seeing a program about the National Gingerbread Contest on television. She loves the show “The
Mary’s 2011 Brown County winner. 2012’s second place winner from the Asheville, North Carolina contest. courtesy photos
Ace of Cakes” on the Food Network, and a dream job someday would be working in that Baltimore, Maryland kitchen. Mary loves gingerbread sculpture because it takes in all five senses. But it’s her sense of family that adds an extra sparkle to her creations. In 2011, her mother Rhonda showed her a flyer about the Brown County “Create it with Gingerbread” Log Cabin contest. Her beautiful entry won first place in the teen division. That same year, she won second place in the group category at the Conner Prairie competition with her good friends and fellow gingerbread enthusiasts, Ty Willis, and Luke Serauskis. She also had an entry in the Fort Wayne History Center Festival of Gingerbread. Her mother caught a picture of one of her houses on “The Chew” TV program, and “paused” the screen till Mary could see it. Mary finds the culinary art of cake baking and decorating very relaxing and happy. With several gingerbread houses behind her, she has a favorite recipe for the gingerbread itself and makes the standard royal icing for construction. She especially loves forming characters from fondant, which she makes herself, and gum paste. During her senior year in high school, the well-known National Gingerbread House Competition held at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, beckoned. Mary worked on a 2’ x 2’ gingerbread layout of the Polar Express as her entry. Her family surrounded the project with
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fun-felt support. Her father, Tony, talked with her as she worked on her layout, finishing up details into the evening. The gingerbread house was loaded into Mom’s mini-van for the trip to Asheville. Coming along were siblings Jennifer, who is now a freshman in high school; Stephanie, a student at IUBloomington; and brother Zac, who is now in the seventh grade. Her entry won second place in the teen category and had a cash prize of $500. A highlight for Mary was one of the judges, a familiar personality of the Food Network, complimenting her on the special work and touches required to make the windows. The contestants in the competition were very supportive of each other, and famous chefs from the Food Network mingled and visited with everyone. An image of her winning entry was on Good Morning America on Christmas Eve morning. The National entry became part of her AP Art concentration portfolio, along with other pieces sculpted from clay—a mug, vessels, and faces. Mary notes that “gingerbread season” for her begins in October. By the time the competitions have taken place and the gingerbread creations have been on display into November, their tastiness is questionable. But the aroma of gingerbread lingers for the holidays. All year, Mary’s birthday cakes are special gifts for friends and family. Currently a freshman at Indiana University on the Bloomington campus, the culinary arts will wait this “gingerbread season” as Mary sinks into her academic studies. She will be taking advantage of the ceramics lab in her dorm, Collins LLC. No matter where her life takes her, the artistic gene will always shine through. The Fourth Annual “Create It with Gingerbread Log Cabin Competition and Show” will take place at the Brown County Inn November 24 through December 14, 2013, except for Thanksgiving Day. Information, rules, and application form (can be completed on-line) are found at <CreateItWithGingerbread.com>. Entries must be delivered at the Brown County Inn on Saturday, November 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contestant Open House will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and an awards ceremony will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. that evening with celebrity presenter Sherman Burdette announcing winners. Brandie Baron, Wilton decorating instructor, will be teaching a gingerbread house class for children ages 6 to 12 years of age on Saturday, November 16 at the Brown County Inn. The class will be from 9:30 a.m. untill noon. Fees and registration information can be found on the website.
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Santa Sightings Santa will be ensconced among the beautiful village holiday decorations from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For sheer Christmas exhilaration, it’s hard to beat the experience of the Santa Train, which chugs into Helmsburg Friday, December 6 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Santa arrives aboard a real train and each child, even the adult ones, have the opportunity to climb onboard, walk through the train, and give dear old Santa their wish list. Santa always brings a crowd of very special “guest critters,” including Rudolph, Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, and Christmas Mouse. The event is free to all, provided by The Indiana Rail Road and its employees as a Christmas season gift to the towns and families along the railroad line. Enjoy a hearty country breakfast while the kids visit with St. Nick at the Brown County Inn Harvest Dining Room’s annual “Breakfast with Santa.” This year’s visit will be Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 8 to 11 a.m. There will be door prizes.
he Village twinkles with holiday lights and joyful songs fill the air from carolers decked out in Victorian costumes. Shoppers stroll among artisan galleries, craft studios, shops, and boutiques sampling old-fashioned candies and homemade treats. And somewhere during the festive yuletide season in Nashville, some child you know might discover their own personal opportunity to climb up in the lap of Old Saint Nick and tell him a little thing or two. Of course, Santa will be making various guest appearances and surprise visits all over Brown County throughout the holiday season, but there are one or two places we can be sure to come across him. The right Jolly Old Elf will be meeting and greeting his adoring public in person for one weekend only on the plaza outside the Professional Building in downtown Nashville, November 29—December 1.
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he Brown County Playhouse will continue its inaugural season of showing first-run Hollywood movies in November with presentations of the space disaster film Gravity with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock and the new Pixar offering Frozen. And, as holiday stage productions give way to winter, the 63-year-old theater is planning more movie weekend nights featuring the recently added 23-foot wide screen, state-of-the-art digital projection and Dolby surround-sound that is impressively impactful. But it isn’t the first time high tech has brought the magic of the silver screen to the Village. In historyladen Brown County, even innovation is not without historical precedent.
Cecil David was the kind of guy who was always on the cutting edge of technology— just about a hundred years ago. He was an early radio buff who owned the first radio in town and sold the first early radios here. He was the town’s first recognized auto mechanic as early as 1911, the first person in the county to own a Ford automobile in 1913, and a year later, the first automobile dealer. Around 1914, he became the first to make available to the local public a new-fangled technology he had become fascinated with—silent movies. David first set up his movie theater in “the old telephone exchange” building, and later moved it to the Ford garage, before finally building the “Melodeon Hall” a couple of doors down from the Star Store on West Main Street, which operated throughout the silent picture era. There, folks saw the stars of the day—Larry Semon in Horsehoes; The American Venus with Esther Raulston, Lawrence Gray, and Ford Sterling; Man of the Forest a Zane Gray epic, “a thrilling tale of adventure in the mountain regions of the far west… gripping love interwoven with fast-paced action.” Admission was 25 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. The theater had a player piano which was powered by the feet of youngsters eager for a soundtrack. The rolls of music that would often come with the films were not always appropriate, so that a love scene might be accompanied by a spirited Sousa march. In the some-things-never-change department, locals complained in the newspaper about the youngsters who would gather and loiter in front of the Melodeon to listen to the player piano and socialize. The Melodeon hall eventually went the way of the old town pump. In the mid to late 1950s, movies were shown in the courtroom at the courthouse, with youngsters lining up to pay their quarter, climb the wroughtiron steps and see old time movie serials like Ace Drummond—Detective which “combined the futuristic aura of Flash Gordon with the eerie mystery of Baron Frankenstein’s castle laboratory.” Continued on 38
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MOVIES AT THE PLAYHOUSE continued from 36 Now, Hollywood movies once again return to Nashville on the strength of cutting-edge of technology. Look for films to be a mainstay through the winter, according to Playhouse press agent Suzannah Zody. “After the final play closes on December 15, we will be doing movies almost exclusively through end of February,” she said. “This means that we also will be doing movies on Fridays and Saturdays.” But which cinematic offerings will be allowing us see a movie through the winter months without having to drive to Bloomington or Columbus? “We only know two-to-four weeks in advance what we are getting,” Zody said. “They are first run, but we have to wait a couple or three weeks after they open.” To check in on what favorite feature is coming to Peaceful Valley, go to the website at <browncountyplayhouse.org>, check out the “Something to Do” section in the weekly paper, or call the box office at (812) 988-6555 for a recorded message. Films are posted at least a week in advance on Facebook, so if you “friend” the playhouse, you will be notified. Or, while you are at the website, join the BC Playhouse e-mail list and receive e-newsletters which include updates on upcoming movies. Admission is up a bit since the nineteen-teens but is less than the current big city movie houses—five dollars for adults, four for children and students. Popcorn and other concessions are sold, as well as beer and wine. In mid-November, Big Woods Brewing Company sponsors Big Lebowski Night, featuring the 1998 cultclassic. Enjoy tasty Big Woods’ food and maybe win movie-related door prizes, all for only a sawbuck, ten United States dollars. The Playhouse will continue to offer live concerts, plays, musicals, and other entertainment throughout the year. The Brown County Playhouse opened in 1949 and was operated by the Indiana University Theater Department until they gifted it to the community in 2011.
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Calendar Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center Shipwrecked Nov. 1-2, Nov. 6-9 at 7:30 Big Woods Big Lebowski Night Fri. Nov. 15 at 8:00 The Golden Age of Jazz, Music & Dance presented by Ball State University Sat. Nov. 16 at 7:30 Christmas Music Sing-a-Long Sun. Dec. 15 at 7:30 It’s a Wonderful Life Fri. & Sat. Nov. 29, 30 Thur.-Sun. Dec. 5-7, 12-14 at 7:30 and Sun. Matinees Dec. 1, 8, 15 at 2:00 New Year’s Eve The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band
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Abe Martin Lodge Music Saturdays Dave Miller 6:00-8:00 812-988-4418
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Mike’s Music & Dance Barn Mondays Dance Lessons (not Labor Day) Mike’s Smooth Country Band on most Saturdays Special Events: Nov. 8 Ballroom Dance Nov. 9 Lloyd Wood Show 812-988-8636 mikesmusicbarn.com
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SPECIAL EVENTS: Village Art Walk Second Saturdays-Free self-guided walking tour of downtown Nashville art galleries,original local and regional art
Hops In The Valley Scavenger Hunt/ Mountain Bike Extravaganza! Nov. 2, 10:00 am at eXplore Brown County Enjoy a day of bikes, fresh beers, and live music. Solve a series of mind-boggling riddles that will take you deep into the valleys of Brown County. Hunt will end with beer courtesy of Big Woods Brewing Company. New Old Cavelry and others perform. $20 admission includes: Scavenger Hunt • Live Music • Camping
Magic Show November 2, 16, 23, 30 at Common Grounds Coffee Bar & Tea Shoppe 1:00 and 3:00, no charge 812-988-6449
Friends of T.C. Steele Member Art Show & Sale Nov. 2-30 at T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Belmont Reception Nov. 2, 6:00-8:00 Evening in Steele’s Large Studio with wine, refreshments and conversation with artists and art lovers. The Art of Living—Features 2-and 3-D works by members. 812-988-2785
6th Annual Chocolate Walk Nov. 9, Downtown Nashville 10:00-5:00 Sample yummy chocolate treats while strolling through the village of Nashville. Proceeds go to Brown County Humane Society. Tickets $25 available in Nashville:
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Goshen Church Bean Dinner and Bazaar Nov. 9, 10:00 to 3:00 at the church 2798 Gatesville Rd. Brown County made handicrafts, quilt raffle, bean dinner, home made breads, cookies, cakes and pies. 812-322-1919
Nov. 24-Dec. 14 at Brown County Inn Contestants combine their culinary skills with architectural design to create extraordinary works of art. Judging and the Awards Ceremony are on November 23 and all structures will be on display until December 14. Schedule: Nov. 23 Entry delivery 9:00 am-2:00 Open House 2:00-4:00 Awards Ceremony 6:00-7:00 Hosting the awards ceremony this year TV personality, Sherman Burdette. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place of adult and teen divisions and 1st place of the child division. $500 Cash Prize for Best of Show! Admission is free for the exhibit. Visitors are encouraged to take part by placing their vote for the People’s Choice Award. createitwithgingerbread.com
Brown County Visitors Center Holiday Open House
Visitors Center Patio in Nashville Nov. 29, 2:00-6:00 Neighborhood Toy Store Day Delicious cookies, hot chocolate, and a visit with Santa, his elves, and maybe even Mrs. Nov. 9, 10:00-3:00 at The Toy Chest in Claus in the official kick-off of the holidays downtown Nashville Highlighting and demonstrating ASTRA’s in Brown County. 2013 Best Toys for Kids just in time for the holiday season. Drawing for The Toy Chest Winter Art and Craft Fair gift certificates and starting entries for an Nov. 29,30 at Seasons Conference Center Fine local and regional arts and crafts American Girl doll drawing. Fri. 10:-6:00, Sat. 10:00-5:00 812-988-2817 facebook.com/browncountytoychest
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Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 at the Out of the Nov. 16, 9:30 to noon at Brown County Inn Ordinary Restaurant, Van Buren St. Dinner at 7:00 and show at 8:00 Brandie Baron, Wilton decorating instructor, will teach a gingerbread house Show will include many new songs for the holidays. Backed by his incredible 8 class for children ages 6-12 years. piece Orchestra, “Russell Moss engages of age on Saturday, November 16 at the his audience and reintroduces some of Brown County Inn. Supplies provided. the best songs from the Great American Register on-line at browncounty.com $25 per child Continued on 42 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Songbook in his own inimitable style”. Come enjoy this live concert in an intimate Supper Club setting. Reservations recommended. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Dinner purchase required. 812-778-9730 goldenticketproductions.com
Light refreshments S. Van Buren St. in Nashville (next to the Nashville House). 812-988-1286
Community Band Christmas Concert Dec. 8, 7:00 at Brown Co. High School Auditorium, Free
Historic Artist Homes & Studios Photography Exhibit
Santa Train Dec. 6, around 8:30 in Helmsburg Santa arrives by train via the Indiana Railroad. Children and adults are invited to board the train and visit with Santa. Also, many other Christmas and cartoon characters. Fun for the whole family.
14th Annual Reindeer Romp Dec. 7, 1:00 at Brown Co. State Park Nature Center 8K Run/5K Run/ Walk in beautiful Brown County State Park brought to you by Brown County YMCA all proceeds go the Y financial assistance program.
Steele’s Country Christmas Dec. 7, T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Belmont, 12:00 to 4:00 Find out how the Steele’s celebrated the holidays at the House of the Singing Winds during the 1920s. Santa visits the large studio 812-988-2785 www.tcsteele.org
Spears Holiday Open House Dec. 7, 10:00-5:00 New stoneware and porcelain works by potter Larry Spears and recent works by photographer Kyle Spears
Dec. 13, 2013-March 2, 2014 Reception Dec. 13, 6:00-8:00 Standard admission fees apply; Reception free and open to the public Photographs and quotations from historic American artists explore how their relationships with their homes and studios both informed and inspired their work. Artists as diverse in time and style as the Hudson River School’s Thomas Cole (1801-1848) to Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock (19121956)—as well as T.C. Steele, himself— will be represented. T.C. Steele State Historic Site will be the only Midwestern venue for this traveling exhibit from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Christmas Music Sing-a-long Dec. 15, 7:30 at the Brown Co. Playhouse
Bird Count Dec, 15, 8:00 am at the Brown Co. State Park Nature Center Birders take count of bird population
New Year’s Eve with Big Daddy Caddy Dec. 31 at Brown County Inn browncountyinn.com
Story Inn New Years Eve Dec. 31 at Story Inn Back by popular demand is IU Music Professor Pat Harbison and his Jazz Band. Reservations are required for dinner and the party 812-988-2273 storyinn.com
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New Year’s with Rev. Peyton and the Big Damn Band Dec. 31 at Brown County Playhouse Opening with Indiana Boys 812-988-6555 browncountyplayhouse.org
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Bucks & Does Square Dances YMCA Nov. 1, 15, Dec. 6 and Dec. 20 8:00 to 10:30 (Dance and dinner on Dec. 20 with dinner at 6:30) Abe Martin Lodge Dec. Nov. 8, 8:00-10:00
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
Ferrer Gallery Village Art Walks Second Saturdays Nov.: Oak Grove Pottery Judy and Tom Prichard. Perfect for the holiday gift giving. Artists will be present during the Nov Village Art Walk. Dec.: Holiday gifts abound at Ferrer Gallery 61 W. Main St., Village Green Bldg. 2nd level in Nashville, IN Represents local and regional artists (812) 988-1994 email@example.com www.ferrergallery.com
Brown County Art Guild Nov. 1-Dec. 31: Member Artist Winter Show 48 S. Van Buren Street Nashville, IN (812) 988-6185 www.browncountyartguild.org
Brown County Art Gallery Now-Feb. Artists Assoc. Fall/Winter Show Oct. 16-Nov. 3 Fall Patron Show Nov. 4-Dec. 31 Christmas Show Artist Dr. and Main St. in Nashville, IN (812) 988-4609 www.browncountyartgallery.org
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A View from Out of the Ordinary The Sampler
utumn is a time of change, a season of transition. It is a time of reflection upon things past. It is a time for considered observation of life’s colorful, ever-changing pageant. Bearing these thoughts, I squired my beautiful bride down to Van Buren Street, the great Nashville stroll-way, to partake of dinner at a new/old place called “Out of the Ordinary” restaurant. It is “Out of the Ordinary,” not in the sense that one is like to encounter some kind of weird thing, rather, it is the restaurant which has come out of “The Ordinary,” which was the previous restaurant’s name at the same location. What proceeded from The Ordinary is a wonderful setting for a lovely dining-out experience, with a well-rounded menu suited to nearly every taste.
Habitual readers of these columns will be aware of my propensity for the window seat. It is not so much an ignoble desire to be seen dining out as the universal desire to see, to window-watch on the world going by, a sort of free street show to go with dinner. Out of the Ordinary offers a couple of first-rate window tables, and we selected an early seating (dinner starts at five o’clock) to ensure our choice of perches. We ordered drinks, and lazily perused the menu, attending mostly to the parade of people sight-seeing up and down the boulevard. We started with appetizers—spicy delicious hot wings and hot artichoke dip with blue-corn tortilla chips. Athough the onion rings were calling to me, I successfully staved that off. Later, someone told me the crab cakes are the thing you want. Those who are actively engaged in the practice of matrimony will understand the delicate dance of ordering dinner with your spouse. Whatever you
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suggest, she isn’t going to like and, about half the things you like, she isn’t going to want you to eat because of, well…that last doctor’s report. This is complicated by the fact that, inevitably, I end up wishing I had ordered the thing my dining partner is eating. We split a nice garden salad—fresh greens with red onions, cheese, croutons, and those little-bitty tomatoes. Very tasty. I tried to interest her in the lasagnaÿfour layers of beef, sausage, riccotta, mozzarella and marinara— and she almost went for the eggplant version. There’s also a grilled salmon with linguini or Mahimahi and a crab cake drizzled with hollandaise sauce. I gave some serious thought to the chicken piccata—lightly breaded chicken sautéed in butter and finished in a sauce of garlic, capers and white wine. I haven’t had one in years. They also have liver and onions on the menu, a dish which of which Mrs. Sampler does not approve. There’s a good-looking filet on the menu and a 12-ounce Angus ribeye, iron-blackened with Cajun seasoning and topped with bleu cheese. In the end, I opted for the fettuccine Alfredo, which can be had plain or with chicken, salmon, or shrimp. The missus ordered the hamburger. She is somewhat of a connoisseur of our national meal, the ground beef patty on a bun. A few weeks ago, we went to a fancy restaurant in the town down the road which she had heard served the “best burger ever.” But, honestly, that curiosity wasn’t a bit better than the Out of the Ordinary burger, juicy, tasty and delicious, which she had with a large side of creamy cole slaw, although I later caught her looking longingly at the French fries which accompanied someone else’s burger past our table.
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The fettuccine was delightful with big, juicy shrimp and an authentic sauce. Even the broccoli was good. We enjoyed our meal and watched the folks go by—young couples and extended families and older couples—the whole parade of life over time. I helpfully pointed out all of the architectural changes which had occurred in the part of town we could see from our window, and more importantly, the ones which hadn’t occurred. Change is difficult, but, as with autumn, inevitable. We also noticed that, from this particular table, you can also see through a little window into the bar, located in the rear of the building—the fabled double window seat. They seemed to be having a pretty good time in there. Despite being stuffed with shrimp and pasta, I felt it was my duty to sample the desserts. In this line of work, one must not shirk from the occasional peach crisp or blueberry cobbler with whipped cream! It is expected. Late afternoon gave way to early evening. The dining room filled up and the streets began to empty out. I lingered over my coffee and tended conversation with my favorite table companion, and I was profoundly satisfied.
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Christmas Traditions ~by Henry Swain
amily Christmas traditions grow from the inheritances of childhood memories. Marriage often requires the blending of Christmas practices from two families. For example, some families open all gifts on Christmas Eve. In others, to still the impatience and excitement of small children, the opening of one gift is allowed at that time. Does your family practice allow an opening of one present before breakfast on Christmas morning or do the impatient children win out over hunger, demanding all gifts be opened first? Do you get a full night’s sleep on the night before Christmas? Not if you have small children. It is probably the only morning of the year when small children awaken early—usually much too early for the parents. Is it your family’s tradition to have Christmas stockings filled and hanging from the mantle?
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What do you do if there is no mantle and no chimney for Santa to make his descent? Are you able to keep a list of the gifts received and from whom? Does a nametag get lost among the papers and you struggle to remember who gave you the gift? It is a time for forgiveness, and most don’t mind if you have to ask about at least one gift, “Did you give this to me?” Have you ever witnessed small children, after all the toys are opened and tried, later to be found playing with more enjoyment with the boxes in which they came? I think of them as boxes of creative imagination, perhaps the greatest gift of all. My family tradition was to hunt for the biggest stocking we could find to hang on the mantle. In marriage, I discovered my mother-in-law made a very large stocking for each of her children from pieces of colorful cloth in “crazy quilt” style. She also carried on that tradition for each of her grandchildren as they were born. In my childhood years in the Great Depression, getting an orange for Christmas was special. Our local stores had citrus fruit only at Christmas time. Apples were always plentiful, and therefore nothing special yet appreciated. Do you remember having certain Christmas tree ornaments that were your favorites? Everyone in our family had one in particular as a favorite, and was allowed to place it on the tree in honor of the preference. My wife still treasures an ornament of a yellow canary in a glass cage. Continued on 60
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Celebrate the Season at the 200+ shops, galleries, and theater Visit www.browncounty.com for a list of Holiday Events
Be amazed at the Great Selection of Gifts for
Bluegrass Music Lovers • Huge number of hard-to-find CDs and Tapes • T-Shirts • Souvenirs • Videos • Hats • Signs • Bluegrass Books • Picker Supplies • Things that make you smile • Song Books • Bill Monroe Music Park Shirts • iHeaters The Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Country Star Museum is also open year round
812-988-6422 or 800-414-4677 www.beanblossom.us
BILL MONROE MUSIC PARK & CAMPGROUND
On site: Year-round Pool / Playground / Game Room Tennis Courts / Shuffleboard / Miniature Golf / Basketball Volleyball / Horseshoes / Bocce / Ping Pong / Board Games Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge
State Road 46 East in Nashville, IN
800-772-5249 www.browncountyinn.com Advance reservation and deposit required. Limited number packages available. Above offers valid based on availability, for arrival from Nov. 28 to Dec. 29, 2013. Not valid for group room bookings beyond 4 rooms per stay. Children (up to age 17) stay free with parents – Max occ. per room is 2 adults/2 child. *Add 12% sales tax to all rates (food vouchers are not taxable)
5 miles north of Nashville on SR 135 Bean Blossom
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Morgantown Serving Central Indiana for 42 Year s
10 miles north of Nashville on scenic State Road 135
Visit our website
www.theclockconnection.com Lay-a-way and Gift Certificates available 75 W. Washington St. P.O. Box 29 Morgantown, IN 46160-0029 812-597-5414 Tues.–Sat. 11–5 pm (closed Sun. & Mon.)
ANTIQUES CO-OP 129 W. Washington St. • Morgantown, IN 46160 (In the old hardware store building)
Country Primitives Advertising Antique Garden Old Paint Early Smalls Open 6 Days (Closed Mon.)
Furniture, Art Architectural Elements Pottery The Odd and Unusual and A General Line Like us on Facebook
A dollhouse is… …a child’s toy …an adult hobby …a family heirloom Open year round Monday-Saturday 10 to 5
Everything for dollhouses with friendly, helpful service online at jeepersminiatures.com 69 W. Washington Street • Morgantown • 812-597-4346
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Knitting, Weaving, Spinning
Classes, Yarns, Fleeces, Looms, Wheels Weds. 6-8:30; Thurs, Fri., Sat. 10–5; Sun. 1–5; Closed Mon. & Tues.
2.5 miles west of Morgantown SR 252 (at the sheep farm)
Hoosier Buddy Liquors Cold Beer, Fine Wines & Select Spirits Cold Beer:
Your Headquarters for the Great Outdoors • Camping Supplies: • Fishing Tackle Tents, Camping Lights, • Horse Tack Sleeping Bags, Grills, • RV Replacement Parts Fire Starters, Coleman Heaters and Lanterns, • Huge Selection of Cooking Utensils Carhartt Clothing • Lodge Cast Iron Cookware
Hoosier Buddy offers more than 150 different beers, including more than 80 craft, micro, and imports. We proudly offer a wide variety of beers from Indiana’s finest brewers.
Hoosier Buddy is a wine-lovers type of store. With more than 200 wines to choose from, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our “Affordable Imports” and “90+ Point” selections.
Hoosier Buddy offers an ever expanding array of top-notch spirits. Our whiskey category alone includes more than 75 different choices. Whether you’re looking for a Single Barrel Bourbon or a Single Malt from Islay— we stock them.
284 South Van Buren (next to Subway) Nashville, IN 812-988-2267
Salt Creek Plaza • Nashville Mountain Bike Rentals
www.BearHardware.com Mon.–Sat. 7:30am–7:00pm Sun 10:00am–4:00pm
As always, Hoosier Buddy Liquors reminds you to celebrate safe —don’t drink and drive.
We Fill Propane Tanks
Nashville’s only Guest Ranch ...because a campfire helps you see things in a different light. TM
Home of the
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Perfect for group outings!
Fishing Nightly campfires Hayrides Team building Low ropes course Weddings Church events 54 acres of land
11-room inn 1 vacation home Public trail rides Family reunions Women’s retreats Kids’ horse retreats Lighted basketball court Playground equipment Hiking and relaxation
812-988-0085 888-94-RANCH (79624)
Pit Bull L E AT H E R CO. Fierce gear for bikers... and anyone along for the ride!
Motorcycle Apparel: •Jackets •Saddle Bags •Chaps •Fork Bags •Vests •T-Bags •Gloves
Handbags & Wallets T-Shirts: •Biker •Music
Sunglasses & Goggles
•Colts •Attitude, etc.
20 N. Van Buren (across from courthouse) P.O. Box 398 • Nashville IN 47448 812-988-6007 • e-mail: email@example.com Sponsor Miracle Ride for Riley Hospital for Children
1292 State Road 135 South Three miles east of Nashville www.rawhideranchusa.com
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HERITAGE MALL Shops South Van Buren Street Nashville, Indiana
SPORTS ETC. Your Team Headquarters for Licensed Sports Novelties and Collectibles
• Collegiate • NFL • MLB • NBA
41 S. Van Buren St. Heritage Mall • Nashville, IN
On the North side of the Courthouse
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Rock & Fossil Shop Great selection of one-of-a-kind Rocks and Fossils (812) 988-2422
COPPERHEAD CREEK MINING COMPANY
Visit our website www.browncountysports.com
• Minnetonka • Stetson • Tilley Tilleeyy Hats • M Merrell
HATS HA ATS • FOOTWEAR • ACCESSORIES SORIES
PAN FOR GEMS, FOSSILS, OR ARROWHEADS!
Downtown Cottages & Suites
49 S. Van Buren St. in Nashville • 812-988-6535 firstname.lastname@example.org • fax: 812-988-6505
Nashville Candy Store Old-Fashioned Candy Homemade Fudge Peanut Brittle
Heritage Mall 41 S. Van Buren (3 doors south of Nashville House) www.nashvillecandy.com (812)988-8745 toll free (877)735-8657
Lodging in the middle of Historic Nashville’s downtown shops, restaurants, theaters
Buy a pound of FUDGE Get a half pound FREE
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Old McDurbin % Gold & 50 Gifts
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• Anklets • Bracelets • Necklaces
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Watches Sterling Silver 1000’s of Pendants Rings 58 E. Main Street (next to courthouse)
501 E. State Road 46 Salt Creek Plaza 812.988.4452
Plenty of good food and good times!
Famous for our Fried Catfish Live Music on Friday and Saturday F Fr Family Friendly Dining Room Steaks Chicken Ribs Cold Beer
$1 oﬀ any
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Salted Nuts R d Roasted Daily
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a li little out of the way, worth the adventure bbut ut w Just 10 minutes es from Brown County
LAKE LEMON 8939 E. South Shore Dr., Unionville, IN Portholeinn.com • 812-339-1856
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Things you can live without ... but who wants to! Fine Pipes and Tobaccos Premium Cigars
C ashe ncy Mix epitas Peanuts Cashews, Fancy Mix, P Pepitas, Delicious Candies - Homemade Fudge Mail Orders - 812-988-7480
S.Van Buren (Shopper's Lane) Nashville
• Woodstock chimes • Bearfoots by Jeff Fleming • Dillman Farm apple butter and preserves • Brown County Shot Glasses
The Peaceful Valley Arts & Crafts Shop
Handmade soaps, candles, and birdhouses Also jewelry, art, Brown County magnets
Located in Antique Alley 75 S. Jefferson, Nashville
(317) 783-6726 • www.peacefulvalleyartscrafts.com
Knives made in USA Precision ammo
(used by Navy Seals)
Maxpedition hard-use gear
Wooden signs made in Southern Indiana Variety of T-Shirts Old Colonial Bldg. North Van Buren St. in Nashville 812.988.6590 • www.menstoyshop.com
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Warm Up From Within
photo by Rodney Margison
Coming January 17 & 18, 2014
overs of creativity and movement, and those seeking a healthier way of life, will again celebrate the rising energies of the New Year during Brown County’s third annual Winter Wellness Weekend—Warm Up From Within event. Winter Wellness Weekend, January 17–19, 2014 at the Brown County State Park, combines three distinct events, including the traditional Winter Hike, the Frosty Trails Five race, and. Warm Up From Within. Warm Up From Within combines movement, creative activities, and thought-provoking discussion around ways of enhancing vitality and engagement with life. This year, Warm Up From Within will have two program streams. Each will include all the offerings, just at different times. This will keep sessions smaller and enable all who want to participate to attend. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Complete information as well as a link to tickets can be found at <riverlightyoga. com> and at <WUFW.eventbrite.com>.
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To reserve a discounted rooms in our block, use the room code: 0120WW when you register at the Abe Martin Lodge. FREE FRIDAY KICK-OFF—January 17 5:00–6:00 p.m. Qigong and Tai Chi Easy with Kathy and Jim Johnson —Allison Room Learn to awaken the healer within through a variety of Qigong and Tai Chi Easy exercises. Participants will perform gentle movements with mental focus on the form and on breath. Some of the benefits of practicing are reduced stress, improved balance, improved heart and immune health, improved mood, and increased energy. Qigong and Tai Chi Easy can be performed seated or standing. Please wear comfortable clothing and a warm pair of socks or slippers. Completely Free Events, Open to All 7:00–8:15 p.m. Your Body, Your Planet, and the Food You Eat—Melodeon Hall
A panel of food growers and students of food, nutrition, and human behavior with diverse views, moderated by Bill Daniels. Brief presentations and lots of time for questions. Panel members are: Pierre Couvillion, Allison Distler, Carol Hagans and Keith Johnson. 8:30–9:30 p.m. Closed Addiction Recovery (12 Step) Meeting—Priness Room 8:30–10:30 p.m. Dance Party with Cari Ray, Chuck Wills, and The Loaners—Allison Room A combination of high energy, danceable music and some of the reflections on life that singersongwriter Cari Ray is known for. TICKETED EVENTS: SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 All-Levels Yoga with Pierre Couvillion, E-RYT500, NAMA, NCBTMB—Melodeon Room Shake Your Soul with Kathy Anderson—Allison Room “Deepening the Journey: Stepping Through Obstacles and Fears on the Path to Your Dreams” with Diana Ensign—Priness Room Along our life journeys, we often face unexpected challenges. How do we work through obstacles, doubts, and fears? You will meditate, journal, chant, explore simple energetic movements, and open to greater possibilities for your life. Discover what amazing things Spirit can do through you. “The Meanings of Our Life—How Words Shape Beliefs, and Beliefs Shape Us.” with Allison Distler—Melodeon Room A two-hour somatic workshop. Somatic experiencing is a way to gather wisdom from our bodies. In this session, we will explore the potency words through somatic experiencing. We’ll look at what impact words have on the making of our body and self image. And discover what words nourish our vitality. No prior experience of somatics or movement needed, only curiosity to discover and explore. Participants please bring something cozy to sit or lay on, (pillow, blanket, yoga mat, i.e. something fluffy). “For Whom and When Is Something Healthy?” Pierre Couvillion—Allison Room Ayurveda is the oldest medical system in the world and is the home of natural health care Continued on 56
Winter Art & Craft Fair V November 29 & 30, 2013
isit the Brown County Winter Art and Craft Fair at the Season’s Conference Center in Nashville, IN the day after Thanksgiving, November 29, and following Saturday, November 30. This annual show has been a serene, arty escape from the ratrace of big-box store shopping for more than 30 years. The Winter Fair is juried and administered by members of the Brown County Craft Guild, a notfor-profit group of area artisans. There is room in the Season’s Conference Center for 45 booths and there is usually a waiting list for the spaces. Among the arts and crafts that will be available this year are painting, ceramics, baskets, weaving and knitting, dolls, stained glass, rugs, jewelry, quilted wall art, furniture, metal art, photography, mosaics, folk and gourd art. Most of the exhibitors come from Indiana and about 75 percent of the exhibitors are regulars. Hours at the Conference Center, located at 560 State Road 46 East in Nashville are 10 am to 6 pm on Friday and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday. Admission to the show is by $1 donation or a special invitation post card. There is ample parking at the Conference Center. More information can be obtained by calling Cathy or Paul Hendrickson at (317) 825-0454.
Largest Collection of Bobby Knight Memorabilia Breakfast 8:30 - 11 a.m. Sandwiches & Salads 11 a.m. - ? At the corner of Main & Van Buren Streets (underneath the Nashville House) - 988-2355 Nov./Dec. 2013 • Our Brown County 55
photo by Rodney Margison
WARM UP continued from 55 techniques from bodywork/massage to herbology to diet. One of the key components of Ayurveda is learning about personal body type. . For whom and when are the questions to ask around any health care technique or supplement. Plenty of time for questions will be allotted. SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 All Levels Yoga with Allison Distler—Allison Room Healing Sound Meditation with Janiece Jaffe— Melodeon Room Bring a blanket, pillow, or yoga mat. Experience a ‘sound bath’ of voice, crystal and Tibetan bowls, drums and various other instruments in an intuitive, improvisational context. “Attentiveness Through Mystical Poetry” with Laura Blackthorn—Priness Room As the thinking mind quiets, a deeper state of consciousness emerges, one that is quite different from our usual awareness. Words truly cannot capture it, but they can point to the luminous, open space
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that the mystic has entered. Mystics have inhabited all cultures, all religions. In this workshop we will read favorite poems from the mystic poets through the ages, discuss some of the characteristics of mystical writing, enter silence, and then write. Bring a favorite mystical poem, a journal and pen. Mandala Painting with Karla Becker—Allison Room A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol that represents the universe. Mandala has become a generic term for any geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically - whether it is a rose window in a cathedral or a Tibetan sand mandala. All materials supplied. The Treasure Hunt—Look for the hidden WUFW Envelopes throughout the weekend filled with coupons and special offers from local restaurants, merchants, and teachers. Chair Massage will be available for two hours on Friday evening, Saturday noon, and Sunday noon on a first-come-first-served basis. Suggested donations is $1.00 per minute.
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Gifts for home and happiness French Country Décor Locally Made Items • Quilts Brown County Redware Pottery Madeline’s Famous Soy Candles
Across from Brown County Courthouse
44 N. Van Buren St. north of stoplight
Calvin Place, Van Buren & Franklin Streets Nashville • 812.988.6301 email@example.com
Granny’s Christmas & Gift Shop
• Santa • Snowmen • Precious Moments • Dept. 56® • Snow Village • Dickens • Nutcrackers and much more!
(812) 988-6208 • second floor
• Ivy Tech Programs • Certified Nursing Assistant • Quickbooks Training • Computer Classes
• GED • Electrical • Solar Energy • Work One
246 E. Main St. Nashville, IN • (812) 988-5880 Visit our website www.bccrc.net for the schedule.
MERCANTILE STORE Brown County
• T-Shirts • Toys • Gifts • Collectibles—Elvis and Betty Boop • Brown County Souvenirs (812) 988-2725
“Old and Young Love this Shop!”
•PIZZA•PASTA • S A N D W I C H E S • SALADS Dine inside or on the patio
140 W. Main
Sun.–Thurs. 11–9 • Fri. & Sat. 11–10
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What a trip to the country is all about! New rooms with balcony view, restaurant, lounge, and enclosed pool. Conference facility for up to 600 people.
812-988-2284 • SeasonsLodge.com
A Brown County Landmark renowned for savory home cooking and old-fashioned hospitality 812-988-4554
Apples are our specialty, but we offer many other homegrown and homemade goodies during the year. Relax. Try a warm apple dumpling a-la-mode with a cup of coffee. Or visit our fudge shop and ice cream parlor for a tasty treat. Browse the country store’s selection of jams, honey, and gift items.
for the HOLIDAYS:
Selection of Christmas Trees We UPS Apples Anywhere in US Custom-made Fruit Baskets Handcrafted Gifts Holiday Bakery Orders
Featuring comfortable rooms, restaurant, bar, and indoor pool. Meeting space for up to 275 people.
812-988-2291 • BrownCountyInn.com
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New Rehabilitation Gym and Private Suites now available
open daily 10–5 • 812-988-7058
• Northern Sportswear • Hats, Gloves, Billfolds Accessories • Ultimo Fragrance • Life is Crap Tees • Knives • Themed items Hot Stuff • Funny Stuff the maleinstinct.com
75 S. Van Buren St. • Nashville • (812) 988-1964
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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
Two Secluded Guest Rooms Overlooking a Private Lake
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Furnished Log Cabins, Homes and Cottages Turn on the fireplaces, and the hot tubs… enjoy winter in Brown County!
Cottage Accommodations in the Heart of Nashville
Bob & Chris Kirlin 26 Honeysuckle Ln. • Nashville, IN www. honeysucklehideaway.com
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November 9, 2013
rown County Humane Society’s Chocolate Walk is on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Nashville, Indiana. “Chocolate Walkers” will be able to sample different chocolates by visiting participating retailers. Local chocolatemakers and premier Indiana chocolatiers will be giving away chocolate to each Chocolate Walker. For the price of a ticket, a person can stop at as many shops as they wish, sample the delectable creations, all while seeing the beautiful town of Nashville at the start of the holiday season. All proceeds go directly to the animals. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased through the Brown County Humane Society’s website <www.bchumane.org>. If you purchase tickets online, by phone, or by mail, please pick up the tickets the day of the event at headquarters, the Brown County Art Gallery, located at Main Street and Artist Drive in Nashville.
SHOP US FIRST
CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS continued from 48 My first memories of Christmas tree lights were candles. There were candleholders that held slender five-inch candles, which were clipped to the branches. Although we were careful with them, there would almost always be a story in the papers about some fires from the candles that caused tragedy instead of joyful celebration. The presents my brother and I received were often tractors and construction equipment toys. These were never put to their best use until spring planting time. We did a lot of road building at the edge of the garden, even constructing bridges out of mud forms. When dry, they were surprisingly strong. The noises we made to simulate the motors of the construction machinery were hard on the throat, but did make the machinery seem much more powerful. I still clear my throat a lot. I wonder if it some kind of carryover? I wonder too, if that early play had anything to do with my ending up in construction in my adult years? My parents and most of their friends had a pretty dicey time managing the scarcities and uncertainties of the Great Depression. Since most in our community were in the same circumstances, there was little sense of class distinction. The kids of the Judge, the prison guard, the painter, the school superintendent, the banker, the handyman, all flowed in and out of the parents’ houses like the tide
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among the rocks at the beach. Our parents did a good job at disguising their concerns from their children. When I talk with others of my generation who grew up through those difficult financial times, we usually agree that we thrived despite the hardships. We seem to appreciate the little things, the simple things, more than those whose Christmas times have been more prosperous. For better or worse, we are all conditioned for life by the times through which we lived in our formative years. I am grateful for those sparse yet plentiful years of my childhood. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotations of scripture. “It was a time when those who had much did not have too much, and those who had little had enough.” Happy Christmas. Reprinted from 2003.
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HANK RETIRES continued from 21 around that. It just seems to me a courteous thing to do. It shows my appreciation that her magazine gives voice to my words,” Hank said. The magazine, in Hank’s mind, serves the purpose not only of showcasing the interests and talents of local individuals, but it also serves as a historical record. “If you look back at the issues since 1995, that’s a pretty good start on archives for a cross-section of Brown County interests in each of those years. We’ve failed to realize that every day we live, we are making history. We always think of history as something somebody else did, but that’s not the whole picture,” he said. Although Brown County has undergone many changes in the years he’s lived here, Hank finds the independent and creative spirit which initially attracted him to be alive and well. “I’ve always felt that Brown County was a special place. If you think about it, it takes a special kind of person to come and live here; it’s hard to pinpoint what that is, but the rest of the people leave, and that leaves us here, those that don’t fit anywhere else,” he said with a chuckle. Over the course of the last 19 years Hank has produced 166 articles. Our Brown County will reprint some of those stories for the enjoyment of Hank’s fans.
ffine ine d dining iniing g in a relaxed setting Promoting good service, a friendly atmosphere, and satisfied patrons
Fri., Sat., Sun. Entertainment 812-988-0236 • www.PineRoomTavern.net 51 E. Chestnut St. • (behind Salt Creek Inn) State Road 46, Nashville Sun.–Thurs. 11am–10pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am–midnight
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Nashville Christian Church
Celebrating 125 Years
ith its classic white steeple and solid red brick presence, the Nashville Christian Church has been a part of the Nashville landscape for nearly as long as there has been a Nashville. Built in 1888 at its present site, it is the oldest continuing church organization in Brown County remaining at the same location, although it started with a group of people holding church at the Green Valley School House for an unknown period of time before that. The descendants of one of the church’s first trustees, Samuel McClary, still attend it today. The Nashville Christian Church— it’s always had that name—has just marked its 125th year in Peaceful Valley, where it has been observer and participant in the long rich pageant of village life. The Pittman House, a boarding house and hostelry popular with the early “Brown County school” of artists, sat on what is now the parking lot of Nashville Christian Church and many stories are told about the casual gatherings and various hijinks of the artists, especially on the covered porch of the Inn. There is a famous “two sided painting” of Bill Pittman which was supposedly concocted one rainy afternoon when the “Plein air” painters were confined to the indoors. A group of artists collaborated on the “front and back” portrait, still on display at the Brown County Art Gallery.
C. Carey Cloud’s rendering .
It is said that some of the church members were not overly fond of having such a colorful collection of folks so near to their place of worship, especially on Sunday mornings, and that when the opportunity presented itself, church leaders bought and razed the legendary Inn for the sake of propriety. Nevertheless, some famous names from the early days of the artist’s colony were among the church’s members, including artist, designer, and inventor C. Carey Cloud and famed Brown County photographer and diarist Frank Hohenberger. Cloud was nationally known as the ingenious creator of the toys and prizes found in Cracker Jack boxes between 1930 and 1960, but also a fine painter and illustrator in his own right. Hohenberger, still remembered as a faithful contributor to the church, took many photos of it over the years, including stunning and dramatic images of the terrible fire which destroyed it in October of 1931. The 89 members made plans to rebuild without hesitation and between member contributions, and matching funds from the
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Hometown Proud Local Grocery Store Serving Beautiful Brown County Since 1975! We do all the work! Let us cook your
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• Certified Ang us Beef • Large Beer an d Wine Section s • Picnic Suppli 10-12 lb Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, es green beans, dressing, pumpkin pie, • Full Service B akery/Deli rolls, and cranberry salad • Custom Cake (see store for details) Decorating • Custom Deli T rays, Veggie Tra ys, F ru it Organic Grocery • Dairy • Produce • Frozen • Wine Baskets, and G ift Baskets Ever-Growing Selection of Gluten-Free Products
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New Year’s Eve
Big Woods Big Lebowski Night Friday, November 15 | 8:00 pm
Brown County Youth Musicians Competition Saturday, March 1, 2014
The Golden Age of Jazz, Live Music and Dance
2nd Annual Brown County Music Awards
Presented by Ball State University
Saturday, November 16 | 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014
It’s A Wonderful Life
Music Awards · 2 014 ·
a Live Radio Play
Friday & Saturday, November 29 & 30 Thursdays–Saturdays, December 5–7, 12–14 7:30 pm December 1, 8 & 15 | Sunday matinees 2:00 pm
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band opening performance by
Christmas Music Sing-A-Long Sunday, December 15 | 7:30 pm
The Indiana Boys
Tuesday, December 31 | doors open at 8:30 pm
Continuous Fall & Winter Showings Adults $5 | Children/Students $4 For schedule and times call box office or visit website
All tickets available online · Beer, wine and concessions sold Buy tickets online at BrownCountyPlayhouse.org or call 812.988.6555
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CHURCH continued from 62 Irwin-Miller-Sweeny Foundation of Columbus, the new brick building was dedicated, debt-free, only one year later. That was the same year, 1932, that evangelist Charles Richard came to the church for a revival and baptized 52 people at one time. There’s even a story in that familiar 65-foot high steeple. For years the steeple was only lit during worship services. But during World War II, an aviator flew over Nashville and noticed the lighted steeple. He later asked relatives who lived here if it was always lit at night. When he heard it was not, he contributed money so it could be lit continually for one year. As the year ran out, the church decided to continue lighting the steeple, originally with a 300-watt-bulb. When, they painted the inside of the steeple white only a 100-watt bulb was needed. The current church bell was a gift from a Methodist Church in Indianapolis who had no further
1931 blaze captured by Frank Hohenberger.
Winter scene by Frank Hohenberger.
use for it. It is tolled for marriages and funerals, on religious occasions, such as Good Friday, and even national ones, such as, in days gone by, “Armistice Day.” Over the years, the church has gone through many changes and renovations, going back to 1926 when it was moved back from the street and a partial basement and a furnace was added. It was completely rebuilt after the 1932 blaze and remodeled again in 1988 in preparation for the 100th anniversary celebration. The interior of the church and annex were completely renovated, with new pews and full carpeting, a new organ, a new piano, and a wheel chair lift. The office annex across Pittman House Way, which was for many years the parsonage, underwent major renovation after the church bought a house in Parkview to serve as a parsonage in 1985. In 1996, the entrance to the church was expanded to include a restroom and coat room, and the front steps were repaired. Probably one of the biggest changes for the church in recent years is in its music. Many different types of instruments have been included, and congregants sing from a large screen on the wall instead of out of hymnals. The current Pastor at the Nashville Christian church is L.D. Campbell. In observance of the 125th anniversary, John Werner, Marilyn Werner, and Faith Floyd compiled much of the information in this story.
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