Nov./Dec. 2022 OUR BROWN COUNTY

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The Wild Olive

Holly Salo’s Handmade Pottery The Historic Nashville House

National Dulcimer Champ Kara Barnard Playhouse Productions for the Season Sampler at Hard Truth Hills Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Music Center FIELD NOTES • MUSINGS


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ANTIQUES Antiques Co-op................................. 56 Brown Co Antique Mall.................... 18 Doc Tilton House............................... 63 Marie’s Home Decor/Country Str... 42 Michael’s Flowers.............................. 18 Plum Creek Antiques....................... 64 ART, ART SUPPLIES-INSTRUCTION Antiques Co-op................................. 56 Art Beyond Crayons......................... 56 B3 Gallery............................................. 3 Bear Hardware............................49, 64 Brown Co Antique Mall.................... 18 Brown Co Art Gallery....................... 18 Brown Co Art Guild........................... 19 Brown Co Craft Gallery.................... 12 Ferrer Studio, Art by Dixie Ferrer... 19 Hoosier Artist Gallery...................... 20 Lightspinner Studio-M. Sechler..... 12 Amanda Wallace Mathis.................. 19 Rhoden Art at eXplore Brown co..... 4 Seasons Holiday Art & Craft Show.57 Spears Gallery................................... 20 C. Steele Art....................................... 64 Uncommon Gourd-Rosey Bolte..... 18 BOOKS Fallen Leaf Books.............................. 46 Naughty Dog Books......................... 39 CLOTHING 58 South Apparel.............................. 48 Abe’s Corner - Too Cute Boutique.. 25 Bear Hardware............................49, 64 Brown Co T-Shirt Shop..................... 54 The Cheeky Owl................................ 50 Community Closet Thrift Shop....... 51 Foxfire Boutique............................... 53 Head Over Heels............................... 50 J.B. Goods/ Life is Good................... 24 Men’s Toy Shop.................................. 55 CRAFTS, POTTERY, GIFTS Antiques Co-op................................. 56 The Apple Works............................... 57

The Nashville House......................... 20 FOOD & BEVERAGE 19th Hole Sports Bar........................ 45 Abe Martin Lodge............................. 42 The Apple Works............................... 57 Artists Colony Inn............................. 25 Bear Wallow Distillery...................... 44 Big Woods Pizza................................ 21 Brown Co IGA.................................... 61 Brown Co Inn..................................... 14 Brown Co Winery.............................. 24 Brownie’s Bean Blossom Rest......... 51 Brozinni Pizzeria............................... 48 The Candy Dish................................... 3 Carmel Corn Cottage....................... 51 Casa del Sol........................................ 51 Cedar Creek Winery.......................... 13 Common Grounds Coffee Bar........ 13 Country Heritage Winery................ 44 Farmhouse Cafe................................ 60 The Ferguson House Bistro & Bar.. 20 Hard Truth Distillery......................... 21 The Harvest Preserve......................... 3 Heavenly Biscuit.........................38, 57 Helmsburg General Store............... 54 Heritage Candy Store....................... 55 Hoosier Buddy Liquors.................... 25 Hotel Nashville.................................. 31 House of Jerky................................... 50 Jack and Jill Nut Shop...................... 13 Miller’s Ice Cream................................ 3 Nashville BP....................................... 60 The Nashville House......................... 20 Nashville Fudge Kitchen.................. 68 Nashville Spice Co............................. 67 Out of the Ordinary & Hickory Bar.49 Rafters................................................. 45 Schwab’s Fudge................................. 51 Seasons Hotel & Event Center........ 15 The Wild Olive..................................... 2 FURNITURE Antiques Co-op................................. 56

B3 Gallery............................................. 3 Bone Appetit Bakery........................ 13 Brown Co Antique Mall.................... 18 Brown Co Art Guild........................... 19 Brown Co Craft Gallery.................... 12 Brown Co Model Trains.................... 42 Brown Co Pottery.............................. 12 Brown Co Rock & Fossil Shop......... 43 The Cheeky Owl................................ 50 Clay Purl............................................. 43 Doc Tilton House............................... 63 Foxfire Gift & Home.......................... 53 Head Over Heels............................... 50 Healing Hearts &Memory Making.61 Hoosier Artist Gallery...................... 20 Lightspinner Studio-M. Sechler..... 12 Marie’s Home Decor/Country Str... 42 Men’s Toy Shop.................................. 55 Michael’s Flowers.............................. 18 Moonshine Leather.......................... 18 Nashville Spice Co............................. 67 Naughty Dog Books......................... 39 New Leaf............................................. 19 Redhead Apothecary....................... 60 Rhonda Kay’s..................................... 48 Seasons Holiday Art & Craft Show.57 Spears Gallery................................... 20 C. Steele Art....................................... 64 Sweetwater Gallery.......................... 42 The Totem Post.................................. 13 The Toy Chest.................................... 31 Uncommon Gourd-Rosey Bolte..... 18 Woodlands Gallery........................... 50 ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC 19th Hole Sports Bar........................ 45 Big Woods Pizza................................ 21 Brown Co Inn..................................... 14 Brown Co Music Center................... 41 Brown Co Playhouse........................ 30 Copperhead Creek Gem Mine........ 43 Country Heritage Winery................ 44 Hard Truth Distillery......................... 21


DIRECTORY Brown Co Antique Mall.................... 18 Plum Creek Antiques....................... 64 C. Steele Art....................................... 64 HARDWARE Bear Hardware............................49, 64 HATS The Cheeky Owl................................ 50 Head Over Heels............................... 50 Moonshine Leather.......................... 18 JEWELRY B3 Gallery............................................. 3 Brown Co Antique Mall.................... 18 Brown Co Craft Gallery.................... 12 The Cheeky Owl................................ 50 Foxfire Boutique............................... 53 Hoosier Artist Gallery...................... 20 Juls Etc................................................ 24 New Leaf............................................. 19 Old McDurbin Gold & Gifts............. 63 Rhonda Kay’s..................................... 48 Seasons Holiday Art & Craft Show.57 Spears Gallery................................... 20 The Totem Post.................................. 13 Touch of Silver Gold & Old.............. 24 LODGING/CAMPGROUNDS Abe Martin Lodge............................. 42 Abe’s Corner - Hidden Getaway..... 25 Artists Colony Inn............................. 25 Brick Lodge........................................ 31 Brown Co Health & Living............... 65 Brown Co Inn..................................... 14 Cornerstone Inn................................ 15 Doc Tilton House............................... 63 eXplore Brown Co............................... 4 Hills O’ Brown Vacation Rentals..... 49 Hotel Nashville.................................. 31 Iris GardenCottages & Suites.......... 43 Moondance Vacation Homes......... 43 North House...................................... 31 Seasons Hotel & Event Center........ 15 MUSEUMS Doc Tilton House............................... 63

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PET PRODUCTS Bone Appetit Bakery........................ 13 PHOTOS B3 Gallery............................................. 3 Hoosier Artist Gallery...................... 20 Spears Gallery................................... 20 Yesteryear Old Time Photos............ 61 REAL ESTATE Carpenter Hills o’ Brown Realty..... 55 RE/MAX Team.................................... 66 RECREATION Brown Co Bikes................................. 30 eXplore Brown Co............................... 4 Grandpa Jeff’s Trail Rides................ 56 SERVICES Amish Roofers................................... 33 Dr. Lisa Baker, DDS........................... 48 Kara Barnard Lessons....................... 12 Bear Hardware’s Bagged Trash....... 64 Blitz Builders...................................... 60 Blue Elk Family Clinic: Dr. Larry Sanchez........................... 65 Misty Sanchez- Mental Health..... 66 Brown Co Convention & Visitors Bureau.................................. 29 Brown Co Bikes................................. 30 Brown Co Eye Care............................ 64 Brown Co Health & Living............... 65 Brown Co Massage........................... 49 Brown Co Tire & Auto....................... 64 Brown Co Community YMCA.......... 66 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Tracy J. Landis................................. 28 Heartland Tattoo............................... 65 Healing Hearts &Memory Making.61 Helmsburg Sawmill Inc/ Pool Enterprises Inc.......................... 65 IN Seamless Guttering..................... 65 McGinley Insurance (Farmers)........ 65 Michael’s Flowers.............................. 18 Nashville BP....................................... 60 Mike Nickels Log Homes................. 54

Precise Books & Payroll.................... 64 Rainwater Studios............................ 66 Rambling Dog Design - SIGNS....... 66 Zieg LeDoux & Assoc........................ 64 SHOES Head Over Heels............................... 50 Moonshine Leather.......................... 18 The Totem Post.................................. 13 SPECIALTY SHOPS Bone Appetit Bakery........................ 13 Brown Co Bikes................................. 30 Brown Co Model Trains.................... 42 Brown Co T-Shirt Shop..................... 54 Clay Purl............................................. 43 Fallen Leaf Books.............................. 42 Fireplace Center................................ 50 Head Over Heels............................... 50 Healing Hearts &Memory Making.61 Health For U....................................... 65 House of Jerky................................... 50 Men’s Toy Shop.................................. 55 Michael’s Flowers.............................. 18 Moonshine Leather.......................... 18 Nashville Spice Co............................. 67 Naughty Dog Books......................... 39 Redhead Apothecary....................... 60 Sweetwater Gallery.......................... 42 Weed Patch Music Company.......... 19 The Wild Olive..................................... 2 WEDDINGS Artists Colony Inn............................. 25 Hotel Nashville.................................. 31 OTHER Amish Roofers................................... 33 Blitz Builders...................................... 60 Health For U....................................... 65 Flower and Herb Barn...................... 65 Mike Nickels Log Homes................. 54 WFHB Radio....................................... 66 WFIU Radio........................................ 66


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HISTORY MYSTERY SUBSCRIBE Holly Salo’s Pottery ~by Bob Gustin

The Wild Olive

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

Mark Blackwell no longer makes his home in Brown County where “the roadway is rough and the slopes are seamed with ravines” He now resides within sight of the sixth green of an undisclosed golf course. He was born in the middle of the last century and still spends considerable time there.

Joe Lee is an illustrator and writer. He is the author of Forgiveness: The Eva Kor Story, The History of Clowns for Beginners, and Dante for Beginners. He is an editorial cartoonist for the Bloomington Herald Times, a graduate of Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and a veteran circus performer.

Julia Pearson wrote for a Franciscan magazine for ten years and served as its human interest editor. She now resides in Lake Woebegone Country for life’s continuing adventures. Julia enjoys traveling and visiting museums of all types and sizes, with her children and grandchildren.

~by Paige Langenderfer

The Nashville House ~by Julia Pearson

Musings: Traditions

~by Mark Blackwell

Photos by Jeff Danielson* CALENDAR Christkindl Market Children’s Fund Auction Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Chrissy Alspaugh is a freelance writer and owner of Christina Alspaugh Photography. View her work at <ChristinaAlspaughPhotography. com>.She lives in Bartholomew County with her husband, Matt and three boys.

~by Ryan Stacy

Champion Kara Barnard

Paige Langenderfer is a freelance writer and consultant. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and her Master’s degree in public relations management from IUPUI. Paige lives in Columbus with her husband and daughters.

~by Chrissy Alspaugh

Field Notes: The Willow Oak ~by Jim Eagleman

Hard Truth Hills ~Sampler

Playhouse Productions ~by Evan Markley

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Cover: My Big Singing Pines ~by Cindy Steele

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Jim Eagleman is a 40-year veteran naturalist with the IN DNR. In retirement, he is now a consultant. His program “Nature Ramblings” can be heard on WFHB radio, the Brown County Hour. He serves on the Sycamore Land Trust board. He enjoys reading, hiking, music, and birding. Jim and his wife Kay have lived here for more than 40 years.

Ryan Stacy and his wife recently moved to Pennsylvania and continues to stay connected with our Brown County. He appreciates good movies, good food, and enjoys cultural events. His other interests include reading, photography, and playing music.

Evan Markley was raised in Brown County. He has been a zipline guide at eXplore Brown County and a lifeguard at area pools. He graduated from Indiana University in 2019. He ushers for Pacers Sports and Marketing at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. He enjoys hiking and following NBA basketball. He plans to start his own podcast.

Bob Gustin worked as a reporter, photographer, managing editor, and editor for daily newspapers in Colorado, Nebraska, and Indiana before retiring in 2011. He and his wife, Chris, operate Homestead Weaving Studio. She does the weaving while he gives studio tours, builds small looms, and expands his book and record collections.

P.O. Box 157 Helmsburg, IN 47435 (812) 988-8807

Cindy Steele is the publisher and editor of this magazine. She sells and designs ads, sometimes writes, takes photos, and creates the layout. For fun, she likes to play the guitar or banjo and sing.

*Jeff Danielson spent most of his childhood

in Wales, Britain, and Scotland after his family moved there from Philadelphia. He attended IU in Bloomington then owned and operated the Runcible Spoon Café for 25 years until he sold it in 2001. He has since become immersed in nature photography. He and his wife D’Arcy live on the Brown County/Monroe County line.

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Holly Salo’s

Handmade Pottery ~story and photos by Bob Gustin

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olly Salo’s handmade pottery is an integral part of her involvement in the Brown County community. And that involvement continues to grow. This year, in addition to being a part of the weekly Nashville Farmer’s Market, she was a guest artist on the annual Brown County Studio Tour, and will set up at the Christkindl Market in December. Samples of her work are for sale at the Brown County Historical Society’s gift shop and at the Brown County Visitors Center. She will soon be opening a shop at 59 E. Main Street, Suite G (Old School Way alley) in Nashville, called Holly Pots Stoneware.

Some of her pottery is thrown on a wheel, some hand built. “It’s very soothing, very meditative to be on the wheel,” she said, and she feels compelled to build. She also enjoys different glazes, design patterns, colors, and textures. “It’s a fulfilling part of it for me.” Much of her work is done after research and testing, and she uses brushes to further the unique designs. The Salos bought a potter’s wheel while they lived in Columbus, and she used it in their garage. Now it sits in a central location, in a bright studio with lots of natural light. Three large kilns are contained in a nearby room. A separate gallery displays pottery. Holly and her husband Damon, who have three adult children, moved to Brown County in 2017, and quickly constructed a large building to Holly Salo with her husband Damon.

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Holly was chosen to produce the 2022 Christkindl Market official wine cup.

accommodate storage, a woodworking shop, Holly’s gallery and studio, and an accessory dwelling for Damon’s parents. Holly’s father lives in the basement of her home. “We’re a family of caretakers,” Damon said. Holly grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts Art was always a passion for her, whether it was scrapbooking, painting, arranging flowers, or other arts and crafts activities. But she was particularly drawn to clay. Pottery was an important artistic outlet for her, depending on resources, time available and other activities. She met Damon, an Ohio native, when he was studying at an engineering school in Worchester, Mass. She was a friend of a friend of a roommate, he said. The couple married and moved to Hamilton, Ohio, to be closer to his family. Then jobs at Cummins Inc. took them to Columbus, where he was an engineer and she worked in the human relations department. A reduction in force led Holly to devote more energy to pottery. Damon still works at Cummins. Holly grew up in an area surrounded by mountains, and when they moved to the area, a trip to Nashville sold her on Brown County. “I said, ‘This is the first thing I’ve seen in the Midwest that actually reminds me of home. We need to move here.’” “Suddenly during COVID, I had time,” she said.

The store might mean cutting back on some shows and some custom orders. The Salos believe it will mean more efficient use of time, since heavy and fragile pottery requires lots of setup time at shows. “Last month she did two shows and lost six productive days,” Damon said. Holly’s mother-in-law, Sue Salo, will help out at the downtown shop. Holly said she will continue to do the Nashville Farmer’s Market, which helped her understand the Brown County community. “It’s so low key and so well coordinated,” she said. “It’s the best I’ve been to.” She will also participate in the Christkindl Market the first weekend of December, as she did last year. But be warned, she said, last year her specially designed ornaments sold out in the first 90 minutes. She has some special mugs prepared for this year’s market. Last year the weather was beautiful in early December, and the event featured craft booths, live music, Santa and Mrs. Claus, wine tasting, and other activities. “Community is important because everyone needs to feel supported and a part of things. It’s an extension of how I feel about family,” she said. “Family is extremely important to me.” Holly was chosen to produce the event’s official handmade wine cup this year. Contact Holly at: <hollypots47448@gmail.com>. 

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FERRER STUDIO Art by DIXIE FERRER

Mixed Media Paintings Classes

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Saturday, December 10, 11 to 3 at Sleepy Cat Studio 4687 Yellowwood Rd. Nashville, IN

Weed Patch Music Company Your favorite lil’ music store in Brown County, Indiana

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Lessons, workshops, and more...

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

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The Wild Olive ~story and photos by Paige Langenderfer

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visit to The Wild Olive is like a trip around the world for your taste buds. Located at 37 West Main Street, The Wild Olive provides a wide variety of the world’s freshest, most premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegars. Store owner Michelle Damrell is celebrating the store being a mainstay in Nashville for 10 years. “There was no store like it around here and it seemed like a great fit for the area,” Michelle said. “Growing up, my parents introduced me to a variety of foods and flavors. I guess you could say I have always been somewhat of a “foodie.’” Michelle describes her mom, Carol, as “Betty Crocker.” “My mom is an exceptional cook. She can cook

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anything and her food is always delicious,” Michelle said. “She is the one I call if I have a question about cooking; she calls it ‘cooking by phone.’ I definitely got my love of cooking from my mom.” Carol volunteers frequently at the store and is the official store decorator. “My mom is my best friend and biggest supporter,” Michelle said. Michelle’s dad, Ed, was her inspiration for offering adventurous flavors. “Dad loved cajun and creole. He was famous for his New Year’s Day dinners,” she said. “He liked taking us to hole-in-the-wall restaurants. When we would go on vacation, he would go to the library to research places for us to try. I get my love of seeking out unique foods and flavors from my dad.”


”We buy the freshest oils in small batches. We like to say that all of our oils and balsamics are born in the Mediterranean and bottled in Brown County.” —owner Michelle Damrell Her father died in 2011, just one year before the store opened. “He would have loved the store,” Michelle said. “I hate that he missed it.” Before opening, Michelle put in countless hours of research, trying to find small batches of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Today, the store imports seasonal extra virgin olive oils from all over the world, from farms in Spain, Greece, Italy, Australia, and California. “Olives are harvested at different seasons in different places,” Michelle said. “We buy the freshest oils in small batches. We like to say that all of our oils and balsamics are born in the Mediterranean and bottled in Brown County.” Along with traditional extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, The Wild Olive also sells oils and balsamics in more than 30 different infused flavor varieties. Michelle said oils and balsamics can be used to make marinades and vinaigrettes, make a reduction or “balsamic glaze,” and used when sautéing, frying, roasting, and grilling foods. The most popular oils offered at The Wild Olive are the Tuscan Herb and Fresh Garlic Extra Virgin Olive oils and the 25-Star Aged Balsamic Vinegar. Michelle’s “go-tos” are the 25-Star Balsamic and the Fresh Garlic, Garlic Chili, Black Pepper, and Meyer Lemon oils. “I am constantly looking for new flavors,” she said. “We have flavors that we keep year-round and flavors that we rotate seasonally.” One way Michelle adds flavors to the store is by customer recommendations. “We always keep a request sheet at the register so people can write what they would like us to carry,” Michelle said. “If we get enough requests of

the same flavor, we will start offering it in the store.” Customers are encouraged to taste any of the flavors and to ask questions. “The staff is very good at talking with everyone. They are very good at helping people learn how to best use our products,” Michelle said. “Our products are for everyone, foodies, novices and chefs. I always try to tell people that a visit to our store is a culinary experience.” Michelle recommends the four or six bottle sampler gift packs for newbies. “It’s a great way to try several flavors and learn what you really like,” she said. “The bottles are smaller, but it helps you decide what flavors you like before committing to a larger bottle.” In addition to her products, Michelle also stocks the store with a collection of complementary culinary products. “I think it’s important to support people locally, and it’s fun to work with the businesses around you,” Michelle said. The store carries a full line of dipping blends from Salt Sisters out of Goshen, maple syrup made just up the road from the store, and a variety of products from Indiana company Smoking Goose and Michigan-based American Spoon. A friend from Rockville makes the balsamic jams and preserves, an employee’s mother Continued on 25

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THE WILD OLIVE continued from 23 embroiders the aprons and a friend from Missouri makes the wooden crates that hold the sampler gift packs. “The Hobnob and the Bird’s Nest Café use our 25Star Balsamic,” Michelle said. “It is nice when I am able to collaborate with another local, small business.” Michelle said one of her favorite partnerships is with the Jennings County High School culinary arts class. For the past four years, the high school students have developed the chocolate The Wild Olive hands out at the annual Brown County Humane Society Chocolate Walk. In 2019, the students’ creation of chocolate fudge cake pops using blood orange olive oil, tied for Best Chocolate. “They come up with the recipes, they make it, they package it, label it, and deliver it to the store,” Michelle said. “It is just such a great partnership. I love hearing about their enthusiasm for the project.” The Wild Olive is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Visit <www.thewildolive.com> for more. 

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The Historic Nashville House

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~by Julia Pearson

our years ago, Hoosiers read with dismay in the Indianapolis Star, that a much-loved restaurant and Brown County landmark would close its doors. For over nine decades, patrons filled up on the country-fried chicken, ham, mashed potatoes, pies, fried biscuits and apple butter at the Nashville House. This announcement came three months after the passing of owner Andy Rogers. After his estate was settled, Andy’s daughter and son-in-law, Andrea (Andi) Rogers Bartels and Lance Bartels, re-opened this mainstay of hospitality. Many are happy to see

recent photos by Cindy Steele

that the local history timeline of the Nashville House is continuing. A sign attached to the Nashville House, located on the intersection of East Main Street and South Van Buren Street (State Route 135), states: “Ever since the year 1867, a public hostelry of one form or another has occupied this corner.” In 1859, the original Nashville House was built from local timbers and was a two and a half story structure. It served the tired public— loggers, travelers, and artists—seeking a place to rest their heads and a table with nourishing food. Civil

Postcards of the Nashville House (left to right) after the fire, and before.

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War re-enactors today use the same recipe for fried biscuits that fed hungry patrons from the Nashville House from that era. The property was purchased and remodeled by co-founders Jack Rogers and Fred Johnson in 1927. In 1943, a tragic fire consumed the business. But Jack Rogers, with his devotion to Brown County and the community of Nashville, rebuilt on the same location, this time without guest lodging, focusing on home-style cooking and adding a general store. Andy Rogers took over the business from his father in 1959, making updates to the restaurant but keeping a menu of mouth-watering, hearty homecooked meals in a comfortable, casual dining atmosphere. Dillon Bustin, folklorist and author of If You Don’t Outdie Me, recalled family drives to Nashville from Indianapolis for Sunday dinner at the Nashville House. A boy of eight or nine years old, he was allowed to stand on the counter so he could

scrutinize the photos by Frank Hohenberger that were in the lobby. It was almost like a museum. The general store had local handicrafts like walking sticks, baskets, and wooden toys; as well as apple butter, local honey, jams and jellies, candies, and baked goods. Andy and his wife, Fran, were on-site continuously, making it a true family-owned and run restaurant. Andi and her sister, Gina, grew up in the business. From the time Andi was seven years old, dressed in smaller versions of the wait staff’s dresses, she bused tables, helped the hostess by seating guests, and made change from the cash drawer—no cash register! She recalls that commercial soft drinks were added to the menu after she left home for college. Until then, all beverages were homemade in-house: coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade, and chocolate milk. Continued on 28

Frank Hohenberger’s photos of the Nashville House (left to right) 1927 and 1950.

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Fran and Andy Rogers, courtesy Andi Rogers Bartels.

NASHVILLE HOUSE continued from 28 As a loving tribute to parents Andy and Fran Rogers, and grandfather Jack Rogers, Andi, along with Lance and children Nolan and Ella, devoted the time afforded by the isolation in the early COVID pandemic to restore and update the Nashville House. A Brown County and family tradition lives on.

Kitchen facilities were updated and a patio added for outdoor seating and entertainment. During cold weather, the musicians perform inside at the loft. A full bar was added on top of the original candy counter. The restaurant and general store have the same big stone wood-burning fireplaces, but the upper loft was renovated for private dining. The loft can seat 25 guests and is an ideal choice for business meetings or family events like wedding rehearsal dinners or birthday suppers. John Peters has been the general manager since February of 2020. Andi and Lance oversee the restaurant and are there every day. Very much part of the community like her parents, Andi has taught art for 18 years, with the last four years at Brown County High School. Lance has a fixed base operation in Seymour. This involves the maintenance and restoration of aircraft, flight instruction, and banner towing, as well as being a pilot for UPS. The menu of scratch-made foods that the Nashville House is known for has been greatly expanded to include sandwiches, salads, entrees, and appetizers. The full bar, offering hand-crafted cocktails, wine, and craft beers, is named for the Indiana photographer Frank Hohenberger, . The Nashville House will have a New Year’s Eve dinner, and special dinners for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Days. And that apple butter can be ordered by calling 812-988-4554. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS Jingle Bell Rockin’ Tribute Band NOVEMBER 27 at 2:30pm A Christmas Carol DECEMBER 2 & 3 at 7:30pm DECEMBER 4 at 2:30pm DECEMBER 9 & 10 at 7:30pm DECEMBER 11 at 2:30pm DECEMBER 16 & 17 at 7:30pm

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Musings

~by Mark Blackwell

Season of Traditions “Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people.” —Unknown

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e’re coming into that time of the year where we surrender a fair amount of “free will” to “tradition.” Thanksgiving is coming up and we hardly get the last piece of pumpkin pie finished before the Christmas shopping days countdown begins. Undergirding the whole season of festivities is “tradition.” But what is tradition? Pretty much it is “the way we’ve always done it.” Family is where we receive our first lessons in tradition. Most of us are taught the correct way that the silverware goes in the drawer; knives first, then forks, then soup spoons (or the reverse). There is an order that was handed down from one of your grandmas, and probably great or even great-great grandmas—unless you grew up in an anarchist household where you just threw everything in with total abandon. The big, widely shared traditions generally start taking over our lives around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanksgiving is primarily a food and family holiday, whereas Christmas comes with a whole trainload of baggage. Our American Thanksgiving is a secular holiday that can be traced back to 1621 when a group of English refugees were saved by the indigenous folks that discovered them. According to what many of us learned in school, certain natives

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of Massachusetts taught the Pilgrims how to plant and grow corn, squash, and beans. When harvest time came around the Pilgrims decided to have a celebration to thank the Lord for their good fortune. They invited members of the local native tribe to a feast that lasted three days. We assume that they had corn, beans, and squash along with fish and wild game. In modern times we commemorate this feast by cooking up some corn, boiling down beans, making pumpkin pie (it is in the squash family), plus roasting a turkey, mashing potatoes, and whipping up some tangy cranberry sauce. It can be a three-day event, but most folks only get one or maybe two days off from work to celebrate. It takes one day to prepare and cook the feast, one day to gorge on the food, and one day to recover from gluttony. Christmas on has its roots in religion, but has been co-opted into a full-blown secular holiday in this country.


Christmas (Christ Mass) was instituted to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the founder of Christianity, but now it is a worldwide secular and religious holiday. In the good old USA, Saint Nicholas, a 3td Century Greek, Christian bishop, known for his generosity, has morphed into the Santa Claus we know today. Manger scenes compete with Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Christmas carols get eclipsed by “Jingle Bells” and “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.” Occasionally, the sacred and the secular combine in minor spectacles like the annual TV presentation of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” ( a holiday viewing tradition in my family). The Christmas holiday has been successful in absorbing an array of pagan traditions. Practically every home displays an evergreen Christmas tree. But long before the birth of Jesus, various pagan tribes of Europe would decorate their homes with evergreen boughs at mid-winter. The Romans adorned their temples with evergreen branches during their winter solstice celebration of Saturnalia. The evergreens were likely reminders of

life and fertility in the dark days of winter. By the 16th Century Germans were bringing whole fir trees into the house and decorating them with cookies, apples, and nuts. The practice spread with emigrating Germans and didn’t become popular until the Victorian era. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of England both had German ancestry and introduced decorated Christmas trees to Windsor castle in the mid-19th Century. The practice soon caught on with the populace. America was quick to pick up the idea and improve on it. In 1843, Charles Dickens published his story “A Christmas Carol” which fleshed out the trappings of a Victorian Christmas with its description of Ebenezer Scrooge’s nephew Fred’s Christmas Eve party and the Cratchit family’s Christmas feast. Now, back to Saint Nicholas. In this country the legend comes to us from the Dutch who settled New Amsterdam in the 1600s, now known as New York. They brought with them Sinterklaas, their version of Saint Nicholas. It wasn’t long before the name became Continued on 39

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photos by Jeff Danielson



Calendar Brown County Playhouse Nov. 27 Jingle Bell Rockin’ Tribute 2:30 A Christmas Carol Dec. 2,3, 9-10, 16,17 at 7:30, and 2:30 matinees on Sundays Dec. 4 and 11 Dec. 18 Carol Sing-a-long 2:30 70 S. Van Buren Street 812-988-6555 www.browncountyplayhouse.org

Brown County Music Center Nov. 3 Lindsey Buckingham Nov. 5 YES Nov. 10 Dark Star Orchestra Nov. 11 Night Ranger Nov. 26 Phil Vassar & Deana Carter Dec. 3 The Gatlin Brothers Dec. 7 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Dec. 11 Sara Evans Dec. 16 The Wallflowers Dec. 17 Starship feat. Mickey Thomas Dec. 31 Thunderstruck AC/DC Tribute Jan. 27 Rick Springfield Jan. 31 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Feb. 3 “Weird Al” Yankovic Feb. 18 Dailey & Vincent Mar. 26 Lewis Black 812-988-5323 www.browncountymusiccenter.com

Brown County Inn Open Mic Nights Wed. 6:00-9:00 Hill Folk Series Thurs. 7:00-9:00 Fri. & Sat. Live Music 8:00-11:00 Acoustic Brunch (AB) Sat. Noon-3:00 Nov. 3 Monique Rust, Marvin Parish, Tay Bronson Nov. 4 Phantoms of Radio Nov. 5 (AB) Allie Jean & Friends Banister Family Band Nov. 10 Breanna Faith Nov. 11 Otto & the Moaners Nov. 12 (AB) Ruben Guthrie The Hammer & The Hatchet Nov. 17 Achilles Tenderloin Nov. 18 Steve Smith Nov. 19 (AB) Austin James LowLanders Nov. 25 Gene Deer Band Nov. 26 (AB) Dave Sisson

The schedule can change. Please check before making a trip. Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters Dec. 1 Krista Hoose, Kara Cole, Nathan Dillon Dec. 2 Joe’s Truck Stop Dec. 3 (AB) Gary Applegate & Joe Rock Whiskey Shambles Duo Dec. 8 Paul Bertsch Duo Dec. 9 Matt Lundquist Duo Dec. 10 (AB) Marvin Parish Nathan Dillon Duo Dec. 15 LoveSeat Dec. 16 Krista Hoose Duo Dec. 17 TBA 51 State Road 46 East 812-988-2291 www.browncountyinn.com

Country Heritage Winery Music Fri. & Sat. 6:00-9:00 Nov. 4 Hubie Ashcraft & Missy Bugress Nov. 5 Clearwater Band Nov. 11 Ryan Paul Wilson Nov. 12 Bakersfield Bound Nov. 18 Homemade Jam Nov. 19 Coner Berry Band Nov. 25 Kenan Rainwater Nov. 26 Travers Marks Dec. 2 Steve Fulton Dec. 3 Paul Bertsch Dec. 9 Ruben Guthrie Dec. 10 Gary Applegate & Joe Rock Dec. 16 Kenan Rainwater Dec. 17 Coner Berry Band Dec. 23 Forest Turner Dec. 30 TBA Dec. 31 Clearwater Band 225 S. Van Buren Street 812-988-8500 www.countryheritagewinery.com

Nashville House Music Fri. & Sat. 6:00-9:00, Sun. 1:00-4:00 15 S. Van Buren Street 812-988-4554 www.nashvillehousebc.com

Big Woods Pizza Music Tue. & Fri. 5:00-8:00 Nov. 1 Rich Hardesty Nov. 8 Mak and Pat Nov. 15 Justyn Underwood Nov. 22 Steve Fulton

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Nov. 29 Ruben Guthrie Dec. 6 Rich Hardesty Dec. 13 Franny Hall Dec. 20 Justyn Underwood 44 N. Van Buren Street www.bigwoodsrestaurants.com

Hard Truth Hills Most 6:00-9:00 unless otherwise noted Nov. 4 Bad Monkeys Nov. 5 1-4-5s Nov. 11 Derek Howard Nov. 12 Homemade Jam Nov. 18 Dakota Curtis & the Dark Nov. 19 Gina and Joel Duo Nov. 25 Zion Crossroads Nov. 26 Scott and Malissa Dec. 2 Wreath workshop at Tours Center 21+ 6:00 Dec. 3 Wreath workshop at Tours Center 21+ 11:00, 2:00, 6:00 Dec. Fridays and Saturdays Live Music TBA Dec. 17 Ugly Sweater Party w/ Dynamics 6:00-10:00 Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Party 6:00-10:00 418 Old State Road 46 812-720-4840 www.hardtruthhills.com

19th Hole Sports Bar Music Fri. 7:00-10:00 | Music Sat. 8:0011:00 | Karaoke 8:00-12:00 Nov. 4 Austin James Nov. 5 Karaoke Nov. 11 John Ryan Nov. 12 Ruben Guthrie Nov. 18 TBA Nov. 19 Forest Gras Nov. 25 Dave Campbell Nov. 26 Mitch Ellis Dec. 2 Austin James Dec. 3 Karaoke Dec. 9 John Ryan Dec. 10 Two for the Show Dec. 16 Austin James Dec. 17 South of 44 Dec. 23 TBA Dec. 31 New Year’s Karaoke Party 8-1 2359 East State Road 46 812-988-4323 www.saltcreekgolf.com


Uplands Winter Fri. & Sat. 5:00-9:00; Sun. 8:00am–10:30am Nov. 25 & 26, Seasons Conference Center Wine Market Music at Abe Martin Lodge

Holiday Art & Craft Show

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Fri. 10:00-5:00, Sat. 10:00-4:00 Juried show featuring arts and crafts made by area artisans.

Dec. 3, 12:00-5:00 Brown Co. Art Gallery Holiday winery experience featuring Indiana Upland wineries. Taste wine and food.

Songwriters at Story Inn

Stuff a Stocking

Steele’s Country Christmas

Nov. 26, Downtown Nashville 11:00-5:00 Dec. 4, Noon-4:00 Children receive a stocking, collect treats T.C. Steele State Historic Site from Nashville merchants. 4220 T.C. Steele Rd, Nashville Open house in the Large Studio and House of the Singing Winds-Christmas program. ChristKindl Market Downtown Nashville Coachlight Square 812-988-2785 Dec. 2-4 Holiday Market One-of-a-kind gifts, family-friendly Holiday Artists Open House St. Agnes Christmas entertainment, and Christmas spirit. at Sleepy Cat Studio and Craft Bazaar December 10, 11:00 am-3:00 pm Nov. 4, 5 St. Agnes Catholic Church Children’s Fund Artists Monique Cagle, Rosey Bolte, Dixie Fri. 9:00-5:00; Sat. 9:00-4:30 Ferrer, Amy Greely and Michele Pollock Benefit Auction 1008 McLary Road, Nashville join together to host an array of unique, Dec. 2, Brown County Inn, 6:00 Christmas ornaments/decor, gifts, figurines, collectibles, artisan goods, sewn Proceeds for Brown Co. children in need. handcrafted fine arts. 4687 Yellowwood Road, Nashville products, puzzles, wreaths. Nov. 4, Story Inn 6:30-9:00 Three Brown Co. based songwriters: Jan Bell | Jayme Hood | Caitlin Spangler share songs and stories in-the-round (upstairs in barn) 6404 SR 135, Nashville 812-988-2273

Brown County Community Church Holiday Sale Nov. 5, Main St. in Helmsburg 9:00-3:00 Handmade art, crafts, and baked goods.

Annual Chocolate Walk Nov. 12, Downtown Nashville 10:00-5:00 Sample yummy chocolate treats while strolling through the village of Nashville. Proceeds go to Brown Co. Humane Society. 812-988-7362 bchumane.org

Abe Martin Bazaar Nov. 12 Brown Co. History Ctr 10:00-3:00 90 E Gould St, Nashville Vendors with variety of arts and crafts. 812-988-2899

Brown County Hilly Half Marathon Nov. 19, 9:00 am-2:00 pm Brought to you by Brown Co. YMCA Brown County State Park

Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 25, Starting at 5:30 Brown Co. History Ctr - Santa 5:30-7:00 90 E Gould St, Nashville

Santa Train

Dec. 2, around 8:30 p.m. in Helmsburg Santa arrives by train on the Indiana Railroad. Board the train and visit with Santa. Christmas and cartoon characters. NO COVID RESTRICTIONS THIS YEAR

Friendly Forest Winter Wonderland Dec. 2, 3 and 9, 10 | 6:00-8:00 Jackson Twp Fire Dept. Bright lights, Christmas music, and characters. 4831 Helmsburg Road in Helmsburg

Reindeer Romp Dec. 3, 11:00-1:00 8K run or a 5K run/walk Brown Co State Park Nature Center

Christmas in Antique Alley Dec. 3, Nashville, 12:00-4:00 Shops located on 75 S. Jefferson St. Christmas music by Indy Crossbones. Santa Claus and miniature donkeys.

Holiday Light Parade and Toy Drive DATE TBA 6:00 Floats with lights travel through the Village of Nashville. www.thebrowncountychamber.org

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December 2–4, 2022 What: Based on European holiday traditions, the threeday event features artist booths with one-of-a-kind gifts, family-friendly entertainment, live music, and Christmas spirit with participation from local businesses, restaurants, artists, and others. When: Friday Dec. 2, Saturday Dec. 3, and Sunday Dec. 4. Where: Coachlight Square, 211 S. Van Buren St. Nashville. Hours: Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: Free. <browncountychristkindlmarket.com>

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he Brown County Christkindl Market is back for its second year. There will be an all-star entertainment lineup with Polka Motion kicking off the weekend on Friday night with a lively concert from 6-8 p.m. Polka lessons will be offered and dancing will be encouraged. The market is growing to 29 vendors this year and will be expanding onto Washington Street. One-of-a-kind gifts will be available for purchase; and many delicious German influenced foods and libations will be offered. Heaters will be available if attendees need to warm up. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to meet and greet the children of all ages. and Crumbl Cookie, sponsor and the official cookie of the North Pole, will offer cookie decorating for kids: Dec. 2, 5-7; Dec. 3, 12-2; and Dec. 4, 12-2. Lisa Hall, a coordinator of the event, said last year’s inaugural Christkindl market had an estimated 2,500 to 3,000 visitors. She noted that it gives local merchants another event to build business around. “Shop owners said it was like an October weekend.” 

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Heavenly Buffet Hosted by Heavenly Biscuit

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Children’s Fund

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he Annual Brown County Children’s Fund LIVE Auction will take place Friday, December 2, 6:00 p.m. at the Brown County Inn. There will also be an online auction for some special items through the Facebook page. 45 years ago, a group calling themselves the “NoName Committee,” decided to gather goods from local merchants for an auction fundraiser to provide clothing for Brown County kids in need. The auction has been held on the first Friday in December every year since. The auction features donated art, crafts, antiques, items from local merchants, gift certificates for local restaurants/hotels, and many experiences including tickets for Holiday World and Cincinnati Reds games. Auction items can be dropped off in Nashville at Out of the Ordinary, and PNC Bank is collecting cash donations. 

Americanized as Santa Claus. This Santa Claus was first described in the 1823 poem by Clement Moore, “Twas the Night before Christmas” but it wasn’t until the 1860s that cartoonist Thomas Nast produced the first portrait of the Santa Claus recognized today. With pagan evergreens, Moore’s poem about a visit from St. Nick, Dickens’ story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Cratchit family, and finally Nast’s depiction of Santa, we have the basic elements for a traditional Christmas. Brown County is a place with its own set of traditions, and celebrating Christmas is top of the list. We’re coming up on the season when our little village goes all out with lights and trees and decorations and shops full of Christmas gifts to welcome visitors. And for those who may be looking for a “silent night,” nothing is better than a walk in the woods when nature decorates it with a new fallen snow. Any way you look at it, Brown County is a wonderful place to practice your own traditions, or maybe make some new ones. 

A family-owned, independent bookstore Specializing in: bookish gifts, puzzles, and new books for readers of all ages

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Hours: Monday through Saturday11 am to 5 pm

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Coming to Brown County Music Center ~by Ryan Stacy

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ike many of us, Brown County’s got one foot in the present day and the other planted firmly in a bygone era. Which makes Brown County Music Center the ideal spot for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to bring their “Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party” on December 7. Drawing upon the sounds of the big bands and jump blues acts of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, the California outfit would have been just as at home at a Nashville watering hole back in the day as they have been recording for Disney productions and performing at the Super Bowl. One of the two original Daddies, drummer Kurt Sodergren, inherited his connection to music made before his time. His grandfather was a saxophonist in a touring swing band, he explains, and his dad had an arsenal of the greats on vinyl for Kurt to discover as a kid. “I think it was Benny Goodman live at Carnegie Hall,” he recalls, “and I heard [legendary drummer] Gene Krupa and I was like ‘Whoa, what is this?’” But like most music fans of his generation, Kurt gravitated mostly to rock, and didn’t revisit

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swing and jump blues until his friend Scotty Morris told him in the late eighties that he was heading in that direction. “I was actually kind of surprised that he wanted to [play swing], but it was a really good idea,” he says. For two guys who had cut their musical teeth on the sounds of classic California punk rock, the transition to swing was eye-opening. “It’s a pretty demanding musical style, so I started taking lessons right away,” says Kurt. And though the earliest incarnation of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was less polished—Scotty sported a Fender Stratocaster he liked to crank up onstage—their new project was booking more lucrative gigs than their old ones. Soon their sound evolved into what it is today: a polished, knockout blend of originals and old favorites that gets the blood pumping and the feet moving. Around the holidays one year, the band threw a couple of Christmas songs into their live set just for fun. The response from the audience was


enthusiastically positive, so in 2004 BBVD decided to record an album of original and traditional Christmas songs—and the holiday tours were born. The result: a night of Christmas music, along with other songs from the Daddies’ catalog, for the whole family to enjoy. This year’s show will be no different, and the energy level will be high. That’s partly because of the music itself. According to Kurt, when you give swing the respect it deserves, “Even if people have never heard it before, when they see the horns, the piano, the stand-up bass, they feel the power. It’s undeniable, and it just feels good. It transcends so many of the musical boundaries we put up.” For the band’s part, he goes on, they’re doing what they love, which comes through in their stage presence. “We can’t phone it in. We always put on the same show, no matter how many people we’re playing for.” The bond between the musicians on the tour is another key to the band’s longevity. In Kurt’s mind,

“It’s hard to travel and be away from home. The only way I could survive is if these guys are like my brothers, and awesome human beings.” That dedication and sincerity has earned BBVD generations of fans. Kurt mentions a woman, a fan from way back, who became a mother and now brings her 17-year-old daughter to the shows. Even Mitch Cooper, the band’s newest trumpeter, was a fan as a child. When he got old enough to try out for the Daddies, “He knocked our socks off. He’s just a monster.” Kurt says he’s excited for the show at BCMC. “I love playing the small towns. I guarantee we’re gonna have a blast,” he promises. With money being tight for so many these days, he adds, he appreciates that fans are choosing to spend it to go see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy—and the band intends to make the show worth every penny. For more information contact the Brown County Music Center’s box office at 812-988-5323 or visit <browncountymusiccenter.com>. 

Brown County Music Center Nov. 3 Nov. 5 Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 7 Dec. 11

Lindsey Buckingham YES Dark Star Orchestra Night Ranger Phil Vassar & Deana Carter The Gatlin Brothers Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Sara Evans

Dec. 16 Dec. 17 Dec. 31 Jan. 27 Jan. 31 Feb. 3 Feb. 18 Mar. 26

The Wallflowers Starship feat. Mickey Thomas Thunderstruck: AC/DC Tribute Rick Springfield Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “Weird Al” Yankovic Dailey & Vincent Lewis Black

For additional shows and tickets visit: www.BrownCountyMusicCenter.com

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Sweetwater Gallery “FINAL YEAR” Clearance Sale Ongoing 158 Old School Way in Nashville • 812-988-0449

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Trains: Electric, Wooden, and Christmas Indiana-Made Ornaments • Kid-Friendly

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Unplug with a Good Book Old, New, Used and Rare Books Journals • Sketchbooks Handmade Greeting Cards Local Postcards 45 S. Jefferson St. • Nashville, IN 812.988.0202 • fallenleafbooks.com

Open 7 days a week 10 am to 5 pm

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The Iris Garden rests comfortably in the heart of the village of Nashville. Simply walk out of your door to explore the wonderful shops, restaurants, wineries, and breweries without having to drive anywhere.

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National Dulcimer Champion

Kara Barnard

~by Chrissy Alspaugh

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Kara Barnard, 2022 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion at the Walnut Valley Festival National Flat-Picking Championships.

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ocal music legend Kara Barnard is the 2022 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion, earning the title at the Walnut Valley Festival National Flat-Picking Championships in Winfield, Kansas. It’s about a decade past the peak of her vocal and instrumental career— recording albums, backing other recording artists, and touring. To celebrate turning 60 this year, Barnard decided it was time to recommit herself to the music, harmonizing, and timing that makes her feel connected to the world. Having competed with various instruments at the championship festival throughout her life, Barnard knew exactly what it would take to win. For months, she spent four hours every weekday and six hours per day on the weekends dissecting songs and practicing a mere three or four lines at a time, to the pace of her metronome, until they were perfect. That level of focused dedication, Barnard said, is meditative and comforting. “I believe we all can do what we really want to do once we get rid of all the blocks we’ve put in place,” she said. “It’s all about letting go of the walls we’ve created that stand in our way.” Barnard tore down wall after wall in arranging her four competition songs to suit a dulcimer, whose four strings limit the number of notes that can be played. She won the contest with original interpretations of “The Arkansas Traveler,” “Return to Pooh Corner,” “And So It Goes,” and “Jerusalem Ridge.” On one of her many YouTube instructional videos, Barnard laughed that her dulcimer rode all the way to Kansas


courtesy photo Kara Barnard leading a dulcimer Silver Strings session with senior assisted living residents.

in her vehicle’s passenger seat. “Whenever I’d get nervous, I’d hold onto the head stock and just repeat, ‘We can do it, we can do it!’” This win felt nothing like it would’ve decades ago, Barnard said. “I think when I used to compete, I needed to be at the top. There was a lot of ego involved, and you lose focus of why you’re really doing it. It had become more about what kind of gigs I was getting, how many CDs were selling, and ultimately, I backed out of it all because that just wasn’t me anymore,” she said. “But at this point in my life, I really went out there just to do my very best. I wanted to win, but I wanted to win because I was playing from a place of love and respect.” That mindset contributes to Barnard being a highly sought-after instructor. She teaches the dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, and banjo to about 50 students—beginners through recording artists— three days a week. Barnard spends the rest of the week on her newest teaching passion, a dulcimer lesson program called Silver Strings that she designed for residents in assisted living facilities. Individuals can successfully play music through her adapted curriculum even if they have a wheelchair, sight or hearing loss, loss of mobility from a stroke, or other limitations. Barnard custom-designs dulcimers for the program that sit atop wheelchair arms and boast special strings and large numbers and dots

along the fretboard to make it easy for participants to follow along. “When residents first walk into the class, they look physically exhausted. They’re looking at the floor, there’s such little life in their eyes sometimes,” Barnard said. “When they strum that dulcimer the first time and see they can play music really well because of how the program is designed, their lights just turn on. They become children again.” Silver Strings currently operates in 10 assisted living facilities in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. Barnard plans to expand it throughout the Midwest and eventually nationwide. What she truly is hoping to pass on is a small piece of the joy that music has brought to her own life. “When you reach a point in your life when you no longer feel like you have a connection or purpose, and then all-of-a-sudden strum an instrument, you once again have connection. It’s a really big deal,” she said. “People often come to me who think, ‘It would be nice to learn the guitar,’ but what they’re really going to learn is a connection inside and outside of themselves all at once.” Barnard said winning the dulcimer competition has made her a happier and more fulfilled teacher, which in turn fuels her students’ work and joy. “It’s just an awesome cycle.” To learn more about Barnard and her work, visit <www.karabarnard.com>. 

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140 W. Main Street • (812) 988-8800 In the heart of Nashville by the Village Green area at the intersection of Main and Jefferson Streets.

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Our market fresh product selections are the result of your requests.

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Guinness on tap • Full bar • Specialty drinks • Bloody Mary • Islander • Margarita

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Out of the Ordinary Restaurant & Hickory Sports Bar

61 South Van Buren St. • Nashville, IN Across the street from the Brown County Playhouse

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Your Headquarters for the Great Outdoors CAMPING SUPPLIES: Tents, Camping Lights, Sleeping Bags, Grills, Fire Starters, Coleman Heaters & Lanterns, Cooking Utensils

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• Fishing Tackle • Horse Tack • RV Replacement Parts • Bee Keeping Supplies • Maple Syrup Supplies • Pet & Livestock Food • Antiques We Fill Propane Tanks

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HABERDASHERY From fedoras and stingy brims to ivy caps and hiking hats —we’ve got you covered

onka and Acorn Also comfort footwear from Minnetonka including slippers for the entire family 49 S. Van Buren St. in Nashville • 812-988-6535 Find us on Facebook • OPEN DAILY 11–5

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THE FIREPLACE CENTER 11 flavors of BEEF 3 flavors of TURKEY 3 flavors of BEEF BRISKET 4 flavors of BEEF STICKS 2 flavors of PORK 2 flavors of BACON Also: Elk, Boar, Buffalo, Venison, Gator, Rabbit, Salmon, Kangaroo, Turtle, Ostrich, Trout, Camel, Python, Ahi

Jerky Seasonings & Dips • Peanuts

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Nashville, IN • (812) 988-1592

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Complete line of: • Wood Stoves and Inserts • Gas Stoves and Inserts • Fireplaces Your first step to Energy INDEPENDENT LIVING 812-336-2053 1-800-344-3967

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Women’s boutique, kids and teen clothing, men’s clothing, and household items AAuthentic Mexican Cuisine Family Owned and Operated •Daily Specials •Kid’s Menu

FULL BAR AVAILABLE 812-988-4535 Carry Out Available COACHLIGHT SQUARE 101 E. Washington St. one block east of S. Van Buren St. (in front of the high school) in downtown Nashville

Selling gently used items to benefit Brown County. Accepting clothing and household item donations.

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South Van Buren in Nashville (near stoplight, behind Subway) (812) 988-6003

Brownie’s Featuring some of your old favorites and some tasty new ones Dine In or Carry Out

5730 N State Rd 135 • Bean Blossom • 812-720-3743 Daily Specials • Breakfast till 2:00 7 am to 8 pm • closed Thursdays Owners Paul and Tania Lattimore

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Field Notes

~by Jim Eagleman

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have always been a lover of trees. I’m naturally drawn to them and enjoy their presence. I like to confirm the type, noting silhouette, form, and size. If I can’t identify it right off, the challenge remains with me until I can. Some, like old friends with familiar faces, are recognized immediately. Habitat and range can help while you rely on tactile characteristics like leaves, bark, and buds. A newcomer to the scene piqued my curiosity. As a botany professor once claimed when identifying any new item, it’s “nature to books, then books back to nature.” She meant for us to first use reference books, keys, and guides to help our inquiry, and then confirm it with a closer look. This was my recent approach to help identify a large, and unknown to me, tree in our community. I guess I had parked under this tree and walked by it dozens of times, and drove by it hundreds (probably thousands) of times. It’s located at the entrance to the Brown County Inn parking lot in Nashville. I must have gazed, too, at this tall, natural landmark for years, particularly each fall with its yellow color and massive size, without questioning its kind.

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So, as I was leaving the inn one evening, I took a closer look with an app on my cell phone called Seek. I learned this mystery tree, and a neighboring one just like it, is a willow oak. With more references at home, I read the willow oak has a range along coastal plains from southern New York to Florida, west to Texas, and north to Illinois in the Mississippi Valley. It is described as “a handsome tree used widely for street planting in the south,” as the American elm is in the north. The long and slender leaves are “willow-like” but to me, broader, and not as long and skinny as willow leaves. The willow oak leaves are glossy, have an entire margin with no curves or indentations and, true to its membership in the red oak group, possess a “bristle tip,” a tiny extension of the midrib vein past the terminal end. The willow oak has no relation to the willows, but they may have a preference to soak up water in a similar fashion, since they thrive near streams and floodplains. Other references term the oak a “large, long-lived and fast-growing deciduous tree,” and it develops a fairly short trunk when grown in the open. Quercus phellos, its scientific name, and the species name phellos loosely translates to “water plant.” These facts and others helped me further, and with a quick look at Deam’s Flora of Indiana, a big, thick book termed, “the naturalist’s bible.” Continued on 54


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Pizza & Wings, Groceries, Ice Large Selection Domestic/Craft Beer & Wine LOTTERY, Tobacco Products Camping Supplies, Live Bait & Tackle Hunting & Fishing Licenses Check Station, Firewood State Road 45 and Helmsburg Road Intersection • (812) 929-7797

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The author and first state forester, Charles C. Deam, recorded the willow oak close to the year1919: “there have been six reports for this species from Indiana.” When things become rare, identified as threatened or of special concern; when they pop up like birds blown off course, or trees out of range, they grab attention. For example, when a roseate spoonbill was sighted at nearby Monroe Reservoir, birders from many counties arrived for a glimpse at this unusual shorebird. The willow oak was equally intriguing to me, and I was eager to learn more. How did it get here? Was it planted, or were its acorns distributed along nearby Salt Creek years ago? I assumed a willow oak could be found here, like on southern flood plains, but it would be a long shot. Was its rare but natural occurrence here due to a mature willow oak with a fall crop of acorns further upstream? Who might know more? The search was on but with no help from my tree-loving friends, or DNR colleagues. I thought of local residents, our Brown County History Center and Brown County Inn managers. Early construction photos could help me learn more about the tree, which I estimated its age to be close to the century mark. Could IU’s Lilly Library that houses early Brown County photographer Frank Hohenberger’s negatives and photos possibly help? I soon exhausted all my options, even talking with the city arborist in Bloomington. He knew of a few naturally occurring willow oaks in Monroe County, less than six he thought, most likely planted, “probably a chance occurrence when trees are bundled together and sold as mixed deciduous trees for landscaping.” He estimated the Monroe County willow oaks to be far younger than our Brown County willow oak. My curiosity continued when I visited the archives at the Brown County Historical Society. I scanned the files but with no luck. If I learn more, I will be sure to include it in upcoming publications. In the meantime, anyone with information on the willow oak at the entrance to Brown County Inn, be sure and contact me through Our Brown County. You can be sure I’ll be tracking down more unusual and uncommon nature items here in our town and county. It’s what makes this place unique. 


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Guns and Ammo for Competition, Hunting, Sport, and Home Defense

Luminox Watches (used by Navy Seals)

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Visit

Morgantown 10 miles north of Nashville on scenic State Road 135

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

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Grandpa Jeff’s

TRAIL RIDES TRAIL RIDES, Pony Rides, Hay Rides, & Custom Excursions

ART Beyond Crayons Creativity beyond the classroom Pick your • Art Lessons for All Ages Palette: • Group Painting Parties

• Birthday Paint Parties • Home Schooled Instruction

Judy D. Wells • owner, K–12 Licensed Educator • judydenisewells@gmail.com 59 S. Marion St. • Morgantown, IN • (317) 403-7147 Flexible hours including weekends and evenings

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Relax on a journey with Grandpa Jeff. Take in the scenery and wildlife. No two rides will ever be the same —sunny summer days, fall colors, winter snowfalls, spring blossoms. Grandpa Jeff trained our horses to take exceptional care of your family and friends of all ages.

Reservations by phone AT LEAST TWO HOUR NOTICE call or text (812) 272-0702 5889 S. Skinner Rd. Morgantown, IN www.GrandpaJeffsTrailRides.com • info@GrandpaJeffsTrailRides.com


“A Lil’ Taste of Heaven”

Serving Breakfast and Lunch Featuring Fabulous:

For the Holidays Apples are our specialty, but we also offer a wide variety of preserves, honey, baking mixes, and delicious condiments.

Biscuit Sandwiches Homemade Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Cinnamon and Pecan Rolls Full Breakfast Menu Including:

Omelettes and Pancakes Bottomless Coffee and Ice Tea

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Find us on Facebook at Heavenly Biscuit Inc. Delivery within a mile radius when available Pet-friendly patio

• Quality fresh Christmas trees • Apples shipped anywhere in USA • Unique gifts and Holiday decor • Customized fruit and gift baskets • Special order Holiday baked goods

A Longtime Nashville Tradition The Seasons Holiday

Art & Craft Show November 25 & 26, 2022

Friday 10 to 5, Saturday 10 to 4 Enjoy our fresh, from scratch, homemade baked goods. Enjoy a warm apple dumpling. Visit our Fudge Shop and Ice Cream Parlor.

317-878-9317 8157 S. 250 W. Trafalgar, IN www.apple-works.com Mon. thru Sat. 9 to 6 , Sun. 10 to 6

Juried Show Featuring Local and Regional Fine Arts & Crafts Free Admission • Free Parking Handicapped Accessible Breakfast and Lunch Available

The Seasons Hotel and Event Center 560 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN seasonsartandcraftshow.com

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Sampler at Hard Truth Hills T

here’s an economic anomaly occurring up at Hard Truth Hills that should make everyone in a tourist town sit up and take notice. The distillery/brewery/restaurant, a wooded retreat into the world of Indiana-made craft beer and spirits, has been regularly packing their huge dining room with droves of visitors from afar. The Sampler is intrigued. What sort of magic are they working up there on what used to be known around these parts as “Firecracker Hill”? Accordingly, I gathered up my beautiful and talented wife, along with another couple who are old friends, for a mid-week foray up to learn the “Hard Truth” about this restaurant. The beautiful 325-acre campus is rustic yet modern. The huge dining room is flanked by a wall of glass on one side offering gorgeous views of the surrounding trees and a long industrialstrength bar along the opposite side. Although we came to sample the menu, it seemed wrong to pass on the primary institutional offerings of locally brewed beer and hard spirits.

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Mrs. Sampler ordered her usual gin martini on the rocks (two olives) and my old high school friend had his usual, vodka and cranberry juice. His wife wanted a “lemontini” with Limoncello which involved some negotiation between her, the waitress, and the barkeep, as they typically concoct all cocktails from their own booze. However, the bartender relented and produced what she called, “The best lemontini I’ve ever had, and I’ve had them all over the country.” Both the gin and the vodka were said to be “smooth”. For my part, I stuck with two trusted favorites: a glass of “Busted Knuckle” porter with a shot of Henry Sipes’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey to the side. I went up to Hard Truth Restaurant expecting your basic pub grub—what one reviewer described as an American gastropub menu—but we discovered plenty of tasty and satisfying items on offer, enough that it will require several more visits to fully explore.


We started with a simple order of onion rings, which everyone enjoyed immensely. I love fried appetizers, and we devoured them greedily as we sipped our cocktails and visited. And there was a “September special” of crab cakes, which were delicious with a little side splash of hot sauce. I had in mind ordering the fish and chips, but when my friend chose them, I felt I should go for something else. One of my Sampler rules on these little outings is that everyone should order something different, so we get a variety of tastes. My friend’s wife ordered the candied bacon whiskey burger, with candied bacon, white cheddar cheese, caramelized onion, whiskey glaze, garlic aioli, and lettuce on a brioche bun. She judged it “delicious.” Mrs. Sampler ordered the massive pulled pork nachos platter with black beans, tomatoes, onion, jalapeños, sweet corn, cheddar cheese, tri-colored tortilla chips, barbecue sauce, and house-made peppercorn ranch. Also, delicious. Although officially listed as an appetizer, this behemoth could easily feed two people, and probably more; perfect for a table of friends to gnaw on while sharing drinks. I considered a portobello melt sandwich and a black bean cassoulet.

But, in the end, I ordered the Hard Truth meatloaf served with smashed red potatoes, green beans, and a brown gravy which purports to include bourbon. The meatloaf was dense and satisfying. The sides were good, and it seemed somehow more like a real meal than the fried fare I typically enjoy so much. Still, glancing across the table between brilliant bon mots and clever repartee, I couldn’t help notice that the fish and chips looked darned good—which my old friend confirmed. I always want what the other guy ordered. It is one of my character flaws. There were desserts of course, including a very tempting raspberry white chocolate cheesecake and a chocolate chip “skillet cookie” served with vanilla ice cream. They also offer, for tradition’s sake, a “Nashville fried biscuit” with apple butter. But I was beyond it. Once again, my lust for appetizers had overpowered my ability to save some room for the dessert course. Still, we had such an enjoyable evening out and were so stuffed with all kinds of tasty treats that I found myself profoundly satisfied. 

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he Brown County Playhouse has been captivating audiences since 1949. With its intimate 425 seat house, the Playhouse has been offering a variety of acts including plays, musicals, movies, concerts, comedy shows, live streams, and radio shows. With the return of live shows post COVID, the Playhouse is producing its largest play since being independently owned and operated by Brown County Playhouse Management, Inc: A Christmas Carol. Originally written by Charles Dickens in 1843, A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge as he seeks redemption after being visited by three ghosts that show him the faults in his selfish, callous demeanor. A Christmas Carol is playing for three weekends (eight shows) December 2-4, 9-11, 16-17 (Sunday matinees). While this may be a well-known story, lead director Dania Leova Hunter has put 62 Our Brown County Nov./Dec. 2022

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a fresh take on the classic tale. After a few years with the Playhouse, Dania has now transitioned from actor to director. She is also the Playhouse’s lighting designer. The script for A Christmas Carol was written by Dania as well. Her vison for the show is to keep the dialogue, costumes, and score accurate to period. The play will hit all the familiar beats, but the underlying messages highlight the journey of the human soul. Dania graduated from Northwestern State University in Louisiana with a degree in performance and directing. She moved here searching for an opportunity to work in community theater. After landing some roles in Playhouse radio shows and working as the lighting designer, Dania is stepping up to the director’s chair.


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The Playhouse is also putting on its first musical in 10 years: Godspell. It was first scheduled for November 2022 but has since been postponed to sometime in 2023. Originally composed in 1971 by three-time Grammy award winner, Stephen Schwartz, Godspell tells the story of Jesus Christ’s life based upon the Gospel of Mathew. A troupe of friends sing songs and act out the stories as they travel through the inner city. In 1973, Godspell became a hit movie and songs like “Day by Day” and “Save the People” became popular. The costumes of this musical mimic those in the movie. The cast has had the opportunity to design their own

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costumes resembling hippie, inner-city urchins with bright colors and creative patterns. Director John Elmore explains that Godspell is sort of a combination of the musical, Hair and the rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar. He has directed Godspell in the past. John graduated from Indiana University with a degree in directing and is now an adjunct teacher there. He has more than 29 years of experience directing commercials, music videos, films, TV shows, and theatrical productions. John is also a member of the Directors Guild of America. After retiring in 2019, John moved back to Brown County and has been directing shows at the Playhouse for two years. He is co-directing A Christmas Carol with Dania as well. What makes these shows so special are the cast and crew. They have been actively practicing since August. A Christmas Carol has a massive cast of 18 with ages ranging from around 10 to those in their 70’s. Godspell currently has a cast of 10 people that are learning 18 songs to entertain the audience. Ages range from 23 to 68 years old. Both casts are entirely local. They have become a close-knit family after months of practice. You may recognize a few performers as several have been in multiple Brown County Playhouse productions. While each show has religious themes, you do not need to be of any specific faith to enjoy the stories of the good in humanity and the challenge of the human experience. Stay tuned for updates on Godspell’s release in 2023. You can buy tickets for A Christmas Carol now at <browncountyplayhouse.org>. 

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