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Rescuing and Restoring Raptors

Weaving Relaxation into Movement And: C. Carey Cloud Road Improvements My Brown County Home for the Holidays November Changes in the Park Sampler at the Original Soup to Nuts Nashville’s Log Museum

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Hoosier Artist

Miller’s Ice Cream

Brown Co Art Guild

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Ferrer Gallery

Hobnob Corner

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Head Over Heels

Heritage Mall

Music and Mayhem Nashville Candy Store Sports Etc. Artisans Emporium

Rings & Things

Wishful Thinking

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Weed Patch Music Co. His Book Shop

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Pioneer Village Museum

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Brown County Historical Soc.

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Cathy’s Corner

Nashville Express

Male Instinct

The Ordinary

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Coachlight Musical Theatre

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Our Brown County ANTIQUES Cathy’s Corner.....................................18 Elegant Options.................................11 Nashville General Store...................20 Reliable Vintage.................................63 Silas Andrews......................................11 Townhouse Gifts................................21

ART, ART SUPPLIES, ART INSTRUCTION

Antique Alley Shops.........................66 Artisans Emporium...........................26 Bear Hardware....................................25 Brown Co Art Gallery........................61 Brown Co Art Guild...........................61 Brown Co Craft Gallery....................29 Brown Co Winter Art & Craft Fair.. 31 Cathy’s Corner.....................................18 Chateau Thomas Winery.................22 Elegant Options.................................11 Ferrer Gallery.......................................29 Hoosier Artist......................................47 Iris Garden Gallery.............................17 JoAnn’s Home Elegance..................23 Reliable Vintage.................................63 Village Art Walk..................................11 The Woodlands Gallery...................51

BOOKS

The Bookloft........................................49 His Book Shop.....................................60 The Olde Vault Bldg Gift Shoppe.41 Reliable Vintage.................................63 Indiana University Press..................40

CLOTHING

Antique Alley Shops.........................66 Bear Hardware....................................25 Eden Outfitters...................................42 For Bare Feet.......................................67 Head Over Heels................................27 J.B. Goods/ Life is Good...................15 Male Instinct........................................63 Men’s Toy Shop...................................51 Peg Ann’s Boutique...........................23 Pit Bull Leather Co.............................25 Sports Etc.............................................27 White Sands Boutique.....................53

CRAFTS, POTTERY, GIFTS Antique Alley Shops.........................66 Appleworks..........................................56 Artisans Emporium...........................26 Bone Appetit Bakery........................45 Brown Co Craft Gallery....................29 Brown Co Pottery..............................49 Brown Co Rock & Fossil Shop........17 Brown Co Visitors Center.........10, 15 Brown Co Winter Art & Craft Fair.. 31 Carol’s Crafts........................................49 Cathy’s Corner.....................................18 Chateau Thomas Winery.................22 The Coca-Cola Shop.........................55 Common Grounds............................29 Country Mouse Weaving................57 Elegant Options.................................11 Faerie Hollow Pottery......................47 The Ferguson House........................13 Ferrer Gallery.......................................29 Foxfire....................................................13 Granny’s Christmas Shop................55 Head Over Heels................................27 Homestead Weaving Studio..........47 House of Clocks..................................41 Iris Garden Gallery.............................17 J Bob’s....................................................19 JoAnn’s Home Elegance..................23 Johanna Lee Bathology...................21 K. Bellum Leather..............................21 Kim’s Corner.........................................55 Madeline’s............................................18 Male Instinct........................................63 Men’s Toy Shop...................................51 Mercantile Store.................................55 Music and Mayhem..........................27 Nashville General Store...................20 New Leaf...............................................61 Oak Grove Pottery.............................47 One-of-a-Kind Gift Design.............26 The Olde Vault Bldg Gift Shoppe.41 Ole House.............................................19 Papertrix...............................................19 Pit Bull Leather Co.............................25 Reliable Vintage.................................63

Ring’s and Things...............................27 Sheep Street Fibers...........................41 Silas Andrews......................................11 Spears Gallery.....................................46 Sports Etc.............................................27 Sweetwater Gallery...........................15 Townhouse Gifts................................21 The Toy Chest......................................49 The Village Candlemaker................40 Wishful Thinking................................63 The Woodlands Gallery...................51

ENTERTAINMENT

19th Hole Sports Bar & Grill...........14 Coachlight Musical Theatre...........22 Chateau Thomas Winery.................22 Copperhead Creek Gem Mine......17 kidscommons.....................................26 Red Barn Jamboree...........................51 Rawhide Ranch...................................59 Weed Patch Music Company........... 2

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Abe Martin Lodge.............................43 19th Hole Sports Bar & Grill...........14 Appleworks..........................................56 Artists Colony Inn..............................48 Bloomingfoods...................................56 Brown Co IGA......................................24 Brown Co Inn...............................53, 63 Brown Co Steak & Seafood Co......14 Brown Co Winery...............................59 Brownie’s Bean Blossom Inn..........21 Brown’s Bread Basket.......................59 Calzone Jones.....................................57 Carmel Corn Cottage.......................21 Casa del Sol..........................................11 Chateau Thomas Winery.................22 Common Grounds............................29 Daily Grind...........................................60 Harvest Moon Pizzeria.....................29 Hobnob Corner Restaurant...........18 Holy Cow..............................................23 Hoosier Buddy Liquors....................25 Hotel Nashville...................................33 J Bob’s....................................................19 Jack and Jill Nut Shop......................49


Advertiser Index McDonald’s..........................................60 McDonald’s Supermarket...............57 Miller’s Ice Cream...............................29 Muddy Boots Cafe.............................17 Nani’s Deli & Eatery...........................42 Nashville BP.........................................19 Nashville Candy Store......................27 Nashville Fudge Kitchen.................68 Nashville General Store...................20 Nashville House.................................53 Ole House.............................................19 The Ordinary.......................................53 The Original Soup to Nuts..............45 Pine Room Tavern..............................25 Pizza King.............................................49 Seasons.................................................53 That Sandwich Place........................63

LODGING

The Ferguson House........................13 JoAnn’s Home Elegance..................23 The Woodlands Gallery...................51

Abe Martin Lodge.............................43 Artists Colony Inn..............................48 The Brick Lodge.................................33 Brown Co Inn...............................53, 63 Comfort Inn.........................................56 Cornerstone Inn.................................45 Green Valley Lodge...........................18 Hidden Valley Inn..............................51 Hilltop Cabin & Suites Brown County Cabins......................61 Honeysuckle Hideaway...................45 Hotel Nashville...................................33 The House at Stone Head...............59 Iris Garden Cottages.........................17 Lodge on the Mountain..................60 The North House...............................33 Rawhide Ranch...................................59 Salt Creek Golf Retreat.....................14 Salt Creek Inn......................................29 Seasons.................................................53

Bear Hardware....................................25

Bone Appetit Bakery........................45

FURNITURE

HARDWARE HATS

Head Over Heels................................27 K. Bellum Leather..............................21

JEWELRY

Antique Alley Shops.........................66 Bedazzled.............................................19 Brown Co Winter Art & Craft Fair.. 31 Cathy’s Corner.....................................18 Faerie Hollow Pottery......................47 Ferguson House.................................13 Ferrer Gallery.......................................29 Foxfire....................................................13 Grasshopper Flats..............................15 New Leaf...............................................61 Old McDurbin Gold..........................29 The Olde Vault Bldg Gift Shoppe.41 Ole House.............................................19 Reliable Vintage.................................63 Rings & Things....................................27 Touch of Silver Gold & Old.............21 White Sands Boutique.....................53

PET SERVICES/PRODUCTS PHOTOS

Reliable Vintage.................................63 Spears Gallery.....................................46

RECREATION

Rawhide Ranch...................................59 Salt Creek Golf Course.....................14

SERVICES

Dr. Lisa Baker, DDS............................11 Brown Co Visitors Center.........10, 15 Michael’s Massage Therapy...........66 Nashville BP.........................................19 Reliable Vintage.................................63 River Light Yoga.................................62 Linda Thomas Massage Therapy.. 62

SERVICES DIRECTORY 64-65 Robert J. Adair Woodworking Al’s Paint & Body-Garage Austin Insurance Agency,Inc. Bishop Accounting Services LLC Bright & Williamson Insurance Brown Co Community YMCA Brown Co Tire & Auto

Donna’s Custom Framing Eye Care of Brown County Farmers Insurance—McGinley First Merchants Bank Fruitdale Market Health for “U” Hills o’ Brown Realty Knight’s Trash Removal Mike Nickels Log Homes Precise Books and Payroll, Inc. Rick Patrick Tree Service Remax Team Wild Hair

SHOES

Head Over Heels................................27 K. Bellum Leather..............................21

SPECIALTY SHOPS

Ady’s Fabric & Notions.....................41 Bone Appetit Bakery........................45 Carol’s Crafts........................................49 The Coca-Cola Shop.........................55 Fireplace Center.................................11 For Bare Feet.......................................67 Granny’s Christmas Shop................55 House of Clocks..................................41 Johanna Lee Bathology...................21 K. Bellum Leather..............................21 Male Instinct........................................63 Men’s Toy Shop...................................51 Papertrix...............................................19 Pit Bull Leather Co.............................25 Reliable Vintage.................................63 Sheep Street Fibers...........................41 Sports Etc.............................................27 The Toy Chest......................................49 Weed Patch Music Company........... 2 Wishful Thinking................................63

STAINED GLASS

Ferrer Gallery.......................................29 Sweetwater Gallery...........................15

WEDDINGS

Artists Colony Inn..............................48 Hotel Nashville...................................33

OTHER

Music and Mayhem..........................27 Small Business Incubator................45


Contents

12 Return to the Wild by Barney Quick 16 Trail Leads Family to Nashville by Karen E. Farley 20 The Original Soup to Nuts 28 River Light Yoga

by Jeanette Menter

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Light Up Your Holidays Home for the Holidays

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November Changes

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Our Brown County Christmas

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Pilgrim’s Progress

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Road Improvements

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Log Museum

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C. Carey Cloud

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Humane Society Chocolate Walk Cinderella Winter Art and Craft Fair Spears Gallery Holiday Open House Art in the Round Ornament Exhibit Create it With Gingerbread Contest

by Mark Blackwell

by Jim Eagleman

at Coachlight Theatre

by Gunther Flumm

by Henry Swain

by Julia Pearson

by Joanne Nesbit

8,9 Contributors, Subscribe 34 Photographs by Bob Anderson 36-38 Calendar of Entertainment/Events 39 Coloring Contest 66 Where is It? ine of Fun and

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Jeanette Menter moved to Columbus over eight years ago from California where she worked in the newspaper and magazine industry for 25 years. She writes a column for The Republic newspaper and calls herself, “An expert at nothing, observer of all.” An admitted “late bloomer’” she received her Liberal Arts degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her two grown daughters reside in California. She is working on a couple of book projects, is a volunteer lay counselor, and enjoys traveling with her husband.

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. John Wm. Sisson (a.k.a. Gunther Flumm) is a nationally award-winning poet and artist. He is a professional photographer and deadly martial arts instructor. He lives on Less Traveled Road, feeds hawks on his porch, and hates Brown County and everything it stands for. He advises all city people not to move here and to stay where they are. There are spiders, snakes, and hillbillies everywhere! Mark Blackwell makes his home in an area of Brown County where “the roadway is rough and the slopes are seamed with ravines and present a meatless, barren, backbone effect.” He was born in the last century and still spends considerable time there. He plays music with the “Lost Shoe String Band” when he can get away with it, writes for Our Brown County, and works when he has to. 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.


M. Joanne Nesbit is a former newspaper reporter, author of three books on the early Brown County artists, and current student of the fascinating history of the Brown County Art Colony. Her books are available at local book stores and galleries. She raised her children on Possum Trot Road. She now lives in Michigan where she is retired after a career as a public information officer for Indiana University and the University of Michigan. Karen E. Farley and her husband Ken live in Columbus, Indiana. She is mother of three, stepmom of four, and grandmother of nine. Karen’s passion for writing began in her twenties when she wrote poems to her daughters. Married for twenty years, she is currently working on a book about second marriages and contributes to several national magazines. Karen and her husband are also lay marriage counselors at Community Church of Columbus. Henry “Hank” Swain moved to Brown County with his bride Mardi in 1947. He supported a family of five daughters by building homes. Hank’s books Leaves for the Raking, and Why Now? are bi-products of writing for Our Brown County. He has served the Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville United Methodist Green Room class, the Bloomington Society of Friends, League of Women Voters, and WRAPS (Writers, Readers and Poets Society). You will sometimes find him relaxing in his kayak on Salt Creek. Jim Eagleman is a 33 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 30 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. Barney Quick’s first novel, High C at the Sunset Terrace, was recently published by AuthorHouse. He is a frequent contributor to Indie-music.com and an opinion columnist for The Republic newspaper in Columbus. He is also a jazz and blues musician, performing regularly in central Indiana venues. Additionally, he hosts Stirring Something Up, a food and dining talk show on WCSI-AM, and teaches jazz history and blues history at IUPUC.

featured photographer

Robert (Bob) Anderson was raised in Casper, Wyoming. His travels led him to Arizona where he received a bachelor’s degree in fine art photography from Arizona State. Bob and his wife moved to Columbus,IN in 2000. He left the beauty of the Arizona mountains and deserts for the fields, farmlands, and parks of the Midwest. His business, Stillframes Photography, is located at 408 Washington St. in Columbus. You can reach Bob at (812) 372-0762 or at www.stillframesoncanvas.com.

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Return to the Wild Rescuing and Restoring Raptors ~by Barney Quick

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ne generally thinks of birds of prey as fearless and mighty. The bald eagle, after all, is the national symbol. Even these noble animals can run into trouble leading to injuries, however. That’s when Return to the Wild gets involved.

The northern Brown County-based 501C(3) organization rescues injured raptors and restores them to health. The group also engages in educational outreach, giving presentations to schools and civic organizations throughout south-central Indiana. President and executive director Patti Reynolds and education director Laura Edmunds maintain a facility involving a collection of pens housing an array of visually striking birds. These include great horned owls, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, peregrine falcons, and more. Most are released to resume life in nature, although some become domesticated to the point that they must remain with the organization and are used in presentations.

In mid-October, the group released two screech owls, two red-tailed hawks, two red-shouldered hawks, and one barred owl. “The more time you put into a bird, the more emotional it is,” says Edmunds. One of the red-shouldered hawks was named Buckshot after the type of injury she experienced. “Her wing was broken in two places,”

Photos taken at the facility by Kendall Reeves of Spectrun Studio (812) 333-0536.

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her interactions with the inhabitants of the various pens indicate relationships based on their distinct personalities. Return to the Wild receives calls from property owners, drivers,

avian surgery, especially of an orthopedic nature. “We’ve worked with her for some time,” says Reynolds. “She has a reputation among Indiana rehabbers as a ‘goto’ vet.” The group only rehabilitates birds of prey, woodpeckers, and adult songbirds. However, it will refer callers for other types of animals to the appropriate providers of immediate care. Following any medical care the bird needs, Reynolds, Edmunds, and the staff of volunteers pursue conservation officers, and others a treatment regimen including about injured birds at particular locations. Seventy percent of injured physical therapy, a nutritional program, and behavioral raptors are hit by automobiles. conditioning, in preparation for Other causes of injury include release. traps, collisions with buildings, and The conditioning is based poisoning. on the principles of falconry, an The organization maintains a working relationship with a Franklin, ancient hunting sport in which Indiana veterinarian, Jennifer Clarke. a person and a raptor work as Continued on 14 Clarke has extensive experience with

“The more time you put into a bird, the more emotional it is.”

notes Edmunds. She chuckles when she recounts that “when we gave her a test fly the other day, two pieces of buckshot fell out of her toe.” Edmunds can elicit responses from various birds with her highly specific calls. When she makes her daily rounds to feed them from her bucket of over bred laboratory rats,

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Laura Edmunds speaking to the Brown County Junior High School students WILD continued from 13 about the eagle (the school’s mascot) she brought to an assembly last spring. partners, Edmunds is a certified master falconer, a status that involves an apprenticeship, testing, and permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. “Falconry is a non-consumptive sport,” explains Edmunds. “The bird would be catching the prey anyway.” Reynolds is particularly excited that the worldwide Nature Conservancy’s Brown County Hills Project, a program focused on the health of the area’s forests, has partnered with Return to the Wild. “We’re now considered a resource for the project,” says Reynolds. The groups jointly issued “It got to the point where the patient was about priority a survey to area property owners to determine interest in having birds released on certain tracts of number six, behind insurance companies, and various other entities,” she notes. “In the bird-rehabilitation field, land. “The response was overwhelming,” Reynolds you can actually be close to the patient.” She has trained at reports. “We’ll be looking for sites at which we can the University of Minnesota, the St. Louis-based World Bird release birds that can’t go back to their original Sanctuary, and with the National Wildlife Rehabilitation site, because of construction, the birds’ status as Association. orphans, or other factors.” Some of the birds used in the group’s presentations Reynolds worked at Eli Lilly, the Indianapolisinclude bald eagles Ben and Piper, screech owls Rhiannon based pharmaceutical firm, for thirty years, first as a research scientist and then in the regulatory area. and Boojie, and a peregrine falcon named Oliver. These are birds that have become too acclimated to human She began rescuing small birds in the company’s interaction to successfully return to predatory life in a parking garage. “I took them to rehabbers,” she natural setting. recalls. “One, to whom I’d taken several birds, said, To report an injured bird, make a tax-deductible ‘Why don’t I show you how to do this?’” Reynolds donation, arrange for a tour of the facility, or book a founded Return to the Wild in 2001. It has been presentation, call (812) 988-8990, or write to P.O. Box 1153, located in the Nashville area since spring of 2004, Nashville, Indiana 47448. For more information as well as when Reynolds retired from Lilly. photos of the magnificent birds cared for at Return to the Edmunds has a background in nursing, which she left to deepen her involvement with bird rescue. Wild, visit <www.returntothewild.org>. 

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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

Two Nashville Locations: The Original – 172 N. Van Buren Life is Good Kids – Calvin Place (S. Van Buren & Franklin)

est. 1972

ARTS · NATURE · ADVENTURE WELCOME… Stop by the Visitors Center at the corner of Main and Van Buren for a variety of guest services

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NOVEMBER

THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAYS

NEW! Gingerbread Log Cabin Competition Chocolate Walk · Cabin Fever 5K Run/Walk Winter Art & Craft Fair · Gravel Grovel Holiday Open Houses

Santa’s North Pole Village Art Walk – Second Saturdays Follow the Holiday Entertainment Trail

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DECEMBER Children’s Benefit Auction · Santa Train Reindeer Romp · Spears Gallery Open House Steele’s Country Christmas Chili Fest for Charity Tecumseh Trail Marathon · Christmas Bird Count Girlfriends Weekend “Stuff Your Stocking” Double Stamp Passports

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Trail Leads Family to Nashville Traditions

photo by Karen E. Farley

stopped by a post office to send notes back home. “I didn’t have very good cell phone coverage up there,” he says. His wife Sherry sent weekly, sometimes daily emails to keep people updated on the journey. “Out of the 3,000 to 4,000 people who attempt the hike each year, only ten percent finish,” Jerry says. He lost 40 pounds and sustained a few injuries during the six months on the trail, but he never gave up. Strangers offered their homes and food to the hikers along the trail. The term “trail magic” was coined by hikers to describe the beauty of nature and the small acts of kindness from the people who lived near the trail and in the nearby towns. “We started in snow and ended in snow,” he says. Jerry finished the trail on October 9, and when he returned Jerry and Sherry Roberson and ~by Karen E. Farley their son Joe Sheen at J Bob’s. home, he knew they needed a plan any people have dreams. for their future. “We were not old To some, they are just enough to retire, so now what?” dreams. Jerry and Sherry Sherry remembers. They came up Roberson, new owners of J Bob’s in with a list of ideas for retirement Nashville, are proof that dreams are income: making items to sell, a accomplished through planning, retreat for artists, and computer hard work, and faith. work from home. At 55, Jerry Roberson left his Over the next several months, the corporate job to follow his dream— couple sold various items at festivals one that included a tough physical and opened a store at Traders World challenge and ambitious plans for in Cincinnati. In July of 2009, they early retirement. Former J Bob’s owners Pete and Pat Hughes. purchased a store in Nashville and Ten years ago, Jerry read an renamed the business Main Street Jerry grew up in the hills of article in a Bloomington paper about Images, now located on Van Buren Kentucky and walked most of his a man who hiked the Appalachian Street. They also acquired Bedazzled, Trail. “I announced that I was going childhood. “Any time we wanted to a small jewelry store located at the to do that someday,” Jerry says. The go anywhere, we walked,” he laughs. Heritage Mall. It was at this time Though he physically trained for Appalachian Trail is a continuous that their son Joe decided to move the event, he realizes that mental marked footpath that goes from back to Nashville and be part of their strength is just as important as the Katahdin in Maine to Springer venture. rigorous training. Mountain in Georgia, a distance of Sherry took daily strolls up the His daughter Nikki and her friend main thoroughfare of Nashville. On about 2160 miles. It covers 14 states and is estimated at five million steps. Steve Rollins hiked the trail with one of her walks she noticed a sign On April 14, 2008, he began the trek Jerry. Friends and family members in the window of J Bob’s store that waited for news each day. Jerry that runs along the scenic ridge of read: “Everything Must Go Sale.” kept a daily journal and frequently the Appalachian Mountains. After hearing the story from owner photo by Jeff Tryon

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Pat Hughes, Sherry told her, “You can’t close J Bob’s!” After 32 years in business, J Bob’s was going to close. It didn’t take long for the Robersons to make the decision to buy the store. “J Bob’s is a landmark in Nashville,” Sherry says. Pete Hughes entertained many with his storytelling behind the knife counter. Tourists came from far away to buy their hot sauce and condiments. It was a big endeavor for the Robersons, and on June 7, 2010, the store reopened under new ownership. They moved the jewelry store to J Bob’s and made plans to add other products to the store. They recently added a new clothing line called Peace Frogs, designed to help promote positive and optimistic thinking throughout the world. “Customers are excited that the Peace Frog line is back in Nashville,” Sherry says. Sherry jokes about the number of people that ask if they are interested in buying another store. “I think we have reached our limit,” Jerry laughs. For now, they are busy restocking shelves and thinking about new items to bring to the store. J Bob’s carries custom jewelry, specialty sauces and condiments, collectibles, knives, and “fun stuff.” Joe currently runs Main Street Images and helps his folks manage their “little empire” in downtown Nashville. Pete Hughes no longer tells stories behind the counter, but Jerry and Sherry Roberson welcome customers with a warm smile and piece of history in downtown Nashville. Visitors can stop by J Bob’s at 16 North Van Buren Street or Main Street Images at 60 North Van Buren Street. 

Muddy Boots

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Art Gallery • Lodging Gem Mine • Rock Shop On the North side of the Courthouse

Iris Garden Gallery

Local and national artists • Over 75 artists

• Paintings Paint tings • Po Pottery • Blown Glass• Metal Work

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Just North of Courthouse

Downtown Cottages & Suites Lodging in the middle of Historic Nashville’s downtown shops, restaurants, theaters

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GREEN VALLEY LODGE

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Soups • Salads Sandwiches • After Five Menu Fine Wines Available Breads, Pastries, and Danish Baked Here Daily Center of Nashville Main and Van Buren Streets Open Daily • (812) 988-4114

Estate Jewelry Antiques Paintingg

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Painting Lessons available, call for times 812-988-4091• cathyscorner@att.net Also buying estate and vintage jewelry gold and silver (will travel).

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Gifts for home and happiness French Country Décor Locally Made Items • Quilts Byer’s Choice Carolers Brown County Redware Pottery Madeline’s Famous Soy Candles Calvin Place, Van Buren & Franklin Streets Nashville, IN 812.988.6301

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The Original

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Soup to Nuts

The Sampler

suppose that we’ve been friends long enough that I can share with you my seasonal affliction, brought on by the plunging temperatures and darker days of autumn. Yes, dear reader, when this time of year rolls around, The Sampler is afflicted with S.A.D., Soup Appetite Disorder, which causes me to long for whole hot vats and steaming cauldrons full of soup—a deep-seated need for the soup of life itself. Luckily for me, there has been a return from the ghostly restaurant past of a local favorite, Soup to

Nashville General Store & Bakery

Nuts, which has existed in at least three different locations/iterations at various times during recent history. The most recent occurrence is near the Acorn Cottage, hidden down off Honeysuckle Lane in Nashville. There’s a lot more than soup, of course. Sandwiches include a honey-baked ham and cheese, all white-meat chicken salad, and smoked turkey and Swiss—available on sourdough Continued on 24

Step Back in Time...

Pumpkin, Banana, and Cinnamon Breads Homemade Pies and Cakes Cinnamon Rolls Caramel Apple Nut Pie Hot Apple Dumplings Muffins, Persimmon Pudding Variety of Ice cream Flavors Shakes, Sodas, and Floats

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

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

Visit our shop next door. 812-988-6362 The yellow building 118 E. Washington St. • Nashville • Have lunch indoors or outdoors by the creek 20 Our Brown County • Nov./Dec. 2010


BEAN BLOSSOM Restaurant Good Food, Good Service, Good Prices

All-You-Can-Eat

Catfish on Friday Nights Daily Specials Breakfast Served All Day

Bean Blossom SR 135 North • 988-1147 Open 7 days a week

• Carmel Corn • Double-Dipped Carmel Corn • Cheese Corn • Kettle Corn • Chicago Style Carmel/Cheese Mix x • Flavored Corns • Carmel Apples • Carmel Delights

(No hard kernels or hulls) s) s)

• Pooch corn

• Specialty Drinks

N. Van Buren St. Life’s too short not to have the best!

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Townhouse Gifts

Fine Leather Goods ds Handbags, Belts, Hats, Accessories

Fil Filled F with Fun, Unique Gifts for Everyone!

Also selling shoes:

Island Slipper, Haflinger, Arcopedico, Sanita, moccasins and sheepskin slippers

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

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

Johanna Lee

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Bathology Transform your home into a spa!

Mention Ad for IN-STORE DISCOUNT 87 E. Main St. • Nashville 812-988-2229 • www.townhouse-gifts.com

Sterling, Gold, Custom, and Antique JEWELRY

• All Natural Cold Press and Glycerin Soaps • Luxury Bath Salts • Bath Bombs • Body Butters • Bath Candles • Salt and Sugar Scrubs • Lotion Bars...and more • Already Made Gift Baskets or Build Your Own

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Custom Designs by

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Open 10 am – 6 pm Every Day

Goldsmith & Silversmith

87 E. Main • Box 604 Nashville, IN 47448

812-988-6990 800-988-6994

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Spend Your Day in Brown County • Five Places in One Location

Van Buren and Washington Streets in Downtown Nashville, Indiana

We’re more Than Just International Award-winning Wines! Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe Open Daily Wine Tastings • Live Music Friday and Saturday 6-9 pm Cheeses and Gourmet Foods • Unique Wine Gifts • Comfortable Seating 812-988-8500 • 888-761-WINE (6463) • www.chateauthomas.com


Coachlight Square • Shop, Dine, Sip some Wine, and Enjoy a Show

Fresh-cut Steaks Chicken BBQ Ribs Seafood Sun.–Thurs. 11–9 Fri. & Sat. 11–10

Non-Smoking

Dine Inside or on the Patio Call Ahead Seating Available

812-988-0444 Tour Groups Welcome

A Menu for the Whole Family ily Salads • Sandwiches • Kids Menu nu Beer, Wine, & Spirits

Classically Whimsical

Peg Ann’s Boutique Brown County’s “Unique Boutique” Thoughtfully bought for your every event, Tastefully selected for your every whim!

Next to Chateau Thomas Winery 812-988-7950 • Open 7 days a week

Accent Furniture ELEGANCE

Wall Decor Mirrors

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Lamps Unique Gifts

In-Home Consultations Available ble


SAMPLER continued from 20 or multi-grain rolls. Best of all is the hickory-smoked pulled pork sandwich, (served naked—sauce it your own way) from a tantalizing variety provided. I like the Sweet Baby Ray’s original. The pork is smoked right out back then baked for ten or twelve hours until it’s melt-in-your-mouth good. I mean, seriously, it might be addictive. Someone should look into that. You can have the pulled pork stuffed into a bread boule or on top of a steaming baked potato with cheddar cheese. They offer a baked potato with the more traditional accoutrements: butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese. Or you can get the “Big Brown County ’Tater” packed with butter, baked beans, pulled pork, cheddar cheese, onions, tomatoes, and fresh Jalapenos. There’s a good Angus quarter pound hamburger, and a black bean veggie burger. There’s the iconic chili cheese dog, immortalized in song by local hero John Mellencamp. The Original Soup to Nuts is the home of the “Hot Rod Dog,” a quarter pound dog smothered with—well, you guessed it—baked beans, pulled pork, cheddar cheese, onions, tomatoes, and fresh Jalapenos.

There’s a great “Soup-er Combo” of a cup of soup (which is a very generously sized, if Styrofoam, cup), a sandwich, and a drink at a very reasonable price. I had the turkey and Swiss and a bowl of chili. My kitchen companion cleverly opted for the barbecue and the corn chowder. The sandwich was first rate, on a multi-grain roll with lettuce and tomato, but it was the soup I was after—and it did not disappoint. “This soup is so good you don’t need crackers,” said Mrs. Sampler. She was having the creamy and delicious corn chowder, whereas I was having the chili. No matter how good the chili is, it’s better with crackers. The chili was hearty and well balanced; tangy but not too spicy. My better half was kind enough to share a few bites of the pork, having long since learned that no matter what, I’m always going to end up wanting whatever it was she got. It was delicious. I chatted with the cook (and owner), Christine, who assures me this is the “Original” Soup to Nuts, which is actually the name of the restaurant, “The Original Soup To Nuts,” referencing the Back-to-Back Complex days. Continued on 26

BROWN COUNTY Hometown Proud Local Grocery Store

Serving Beautiful Brown County Since 1975!

Come to our Annual Annuaal Holiday Holiiday Open Open House House TThur Thursday, huursday, December December 16 16 5 pm to 7 pm Offering an almost unlimited array of CUSTOM PARTY TRAYS and FRUIT BASKETS Great for Holiday Parties

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30 Hawthorne Dr. • Nashville • East SR 46 at light • 812-988-4546 • www.browncountyiga.com 24 Our Brown County • Nov./Dec. 2010


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, Cooking Utensils • Huge Selection of Carhartt Clothing • Lodge Cast Iron Cookware Salt Creek Plaza • Nashville

(812) 988-8888

www.BearHardware.com Mon.–Sat. 7:30am–7:00pm Sun 10:00am–4:00pm

We Fill Propane Tanks

Pit Bull L EATHER CO. Fierce gear for bikers... and anyone along for the ride!

HOOSIER BUDDY offers more than 100

different kinds of ice cold beer, a large selection of domestic and imported wines (from Boone's Farm to Dom Perignon), and all your favorite spirits. Plus, we carry ice, snacks, and other party supplies. Located at the Junction of HWYs 46 and 135 in Nashville

Motorcycle Apparel: •Jackets •Saddle Bags •Chaps •Fork Bags •Vests •T-Bags •Gloves

Handbags & Wallets T-Shirts: •Biker •Music

Sunglasses & Goggles

•Colts •Attitude, etc.

Hours: Mon.–Thurs. 8–10, Fri. and Sat. 8–11

20 N. Van Buren (across from courthouse) P.O. Box 398 • Nashville IN 47448 812-988-6007 • e-mail: pbl101@sbcglobal.net

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Sponsor Miracle Ride for Riley Hospital for Children

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One of a Kind Gift Design

Custom Candy Bouquets Custom Gift Baskets Handmade Items Country Crafts • Candles

Free Local Delivery

179 North Van Buren Street • Nashville (across from Muddy Boots Café) www.oneofakindgiftdesign.com 812-988-6811

in Downtown Columbus, a short drive from Nashville

Three floors of learning and Fun!

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309 Washington St. Columbus, IN • 812-378-3046 Tues.–Sat. 10–5,Sun. 1–5 and also Mondays June 7 – Aug. 9

SAMPLER continued from 24 The word on the street is, she can’t make the soup fast enough. Last weekend she blew through ten gallons of potato soup like it was nothing. The mushroom soup has acquired a fanatic knot of devotees who may need watching. I quizzed her about the probabilities on my soup horizon and learned that there’s enough variety in store to see me through the dark cold days when my condition flares up and my only solace is soup. She said she’ll have chili ever day, and also generally one cream soup, and one broth type soup. There was fine talk of a butternut squash and bacon soup, a BLT soup, and luscious, tempting, lobster bisque. There were a few tidbits for the sweet tooth lingering up on the counter—some cling-wrapped cake or something looking homemade and delectable. But I was sated. My regular readers will easily guess what my final question of the evening would be. “Where’s the nuts?” I asked the ever-skeptical Mrs. Sampler. “Sure, the soup is good, but if I come to a place called….” Here she started mouthing the words along with me silently, “Soup to Nuts, I expect to eat soup AND nuts.” “Well, maybe you’ve got it all wrong,” said Mrs. Sampler with a smile, “Maybe, it’s the cook saying, ‘I’m feeding soup to nuts.’” A long pause while I absorbed this answer. Then she added, helpfully, “You’re nuts!” It was not just a good answer—I found it profoundly satisfying. 

Artisans Emporium Handcrafted Artistic Creations Unique Brown County Gifts Tropical & Nautical Decor

~ Inside the Heritage Mall ~ 41 S. Van Buren - Nashville, IN - 812.988.4107 www.TheArtisansEmporium.com ww

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HERITAGE MALL SHOPS South Van Buren Street Nashville, Indiana

HATS • FOOTWEAR • ACCESSORIES

Rings & Things

Fine Art Glass and Jewelry proprietor Betsy Arnold 35 S. Van Buren St. Nashville 812-988-7210

(formerly Country Is)

49 South Van Buren Street Register for the Luna guitar giveaway!

in Nashville • 812-988-6535 headoverheels@switched.com • fax: 812-988-6505 A Midwest Discount Knife Company

SPORTS etc. Your Team Headquarters for Y Licensed Sports Novelties and Collectibles

• Collegiate • NFL • MLB • NBA • NASCAR

41 S. Van Buren St. Heritage Mall Nashville, Indiana

• Memorabilia • Apparel • T-Shirts by The Mountain • Vintage Photos • Postcards

812-988-6809 • www.browncountysports.com

Accessories $5 OFF •• Music Guitars • Drums • Knives • Swords

any $25 purchase or more with coupon

• Airsoft Guns • Blow Guns 988-MUSIC (6874) Also: • Amplifiers • Zippo Lighters • Rock T-Shirts and Tapestries Heritage Mall 41 S. Van Buren, Nashville

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

Buy a pound of FUDGE Get a half pound FREE

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River Light Yoga Weaving Relaxation with Movement

~by Jeanette Menter

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hat comes to mind when you think “yoga?” Often its images of sleek, gumby-like people, contorted into impossible, gravity-defying poses while looking peaceful. Or perhaps it conjures up a ‘Gandhi’ type person sitting crossed-legged murmuring “ohhhmmmm.” The most popular concept is that it’s a form of exercise. Lee Edgren, owner of River Light Yoga in Nashville explains it as, “a way of getting to know and be who you are.” That’s a profound statement. How did she arrive at that conclusion? Her radiant green eyes were like windows into a story, and I wanted to know more. While in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the 70s, Lee was introduced to yoga in an unexpected way. Her husband had a bad back and his doctor recommended yoga. As he began, Lee followed along. Rather than go to the local gym for lessons, she began teaching herself by using books. It wasn’t long before she noticed that her Type ‘A’ personality was softening. In addition, she started feeling joy in moving on her own. “The world was a brighter, more saturated place,” she reflects. She found herself face to face with the much-studied Swami Rama during a trip to India in 1988. He advised her to become a teacher. “I taught my first class on the banks of the Ganges River the very next day!” In the following years, Lee noticed that every time she began

Yoga instructor Lee Edgren. photo by Jeanette Menter

to experience a run-down, spunout state of mind, the only thing that brought her back was yoga. Ironically, the girl who was always the last to be chosen for team sports in high school had found her calling and it was all about physical movement. Lee moved to Brown County in the late 70s. It was during that time she heard a lecture by none other than the Swami Rama. His words still resonate in her head. “You don’t

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have to believe a thing I tell you. Test it on the laboratory of yourself.” So she did and has been practicing yoga daily since then. Ms. Edgren compares yoga styles and philosophies to universities. “There’s not one kind of yoga just as there isn’t one kind of university. They are both very diverse.” Her type of yoga asks the student to move slowly enough to increase inner awareness. She does not want people to go beyond their current physical limitations. In fact, in her opinion, many Western teachers and students like to focus on ‘doing.’ “They like the rush that comes with a lot of breathing and movement, but they neglect the element of relaxation, which I strive to weave into every movement, every aspect of yoga.” This particular method is known as Restorative Yoga. “I want people to have the joy of sensing the body opening up.” Yoga is well known as a physical fitness discipline. While Lee believes good physical health is important, she also wants to get her students to step out of their ‘box’ to stop, breath, relax, and open up lines of energy. “Anyone can do yoga,” Lee states emphatically. One of her students is in her eighties Continued on 40


escape and be transported

COMMON GROUNDS NEW LOCATION

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not just a coffee bar …an experience Our menu features: great espresso drinks, award-winning coffee, and exceptional teas. We offer unique gift, garden, and vintage wares. 66 N. Van Buren

Dine in or Carry Out

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Gold & Gifts

Sterling Silver

Italian Link Charms Customized • Anklets • Bracelets • Necklaces Also: Silver Slides and Rings Body Jewelry

(next to Brown County Courthouse) www.browncountycraftgallery.com

Sunday thru Thursday Discounts Complimentary Coffee

58 E. Main Street (next to courthouse)

the HISTORIC VILLAGE GREEN BUILDING

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REPRESENTING OVER 40 LOCAL & REGIONAL ARTISTS Also the working studios of

Yes, we really make it right here!

Dick & Dixie Ferrer · Fine Art Barb Brooke Davis · Textile Art

Homemade Ice Cream since 1977 812-988-0815 · www.millericecream.com

www.ferrergallery.com · 812·988·1994

Classes Available · Gallery on the 2nd level

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ake the holidays extra special for the entire family by planning a trip to beautiful Brown County. Rolling hills, gorgeous views, and a charming village make for a relaxing and stress-free scene. The Village of Nashville turns into a festive winter delight with many colorful lights and the kids will have a chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. We also have fun offers and activities for everyone. Begin the tradition.

Here are a just few reasons why you should come to Brown County this holiday season:

Holiday Passport

Friday, November 12 kicks off the Holiday Passport. Complete a Passport(s) and you become eligible to win gift certificates and the Grand Prize of $500 cash and a Brown County Getaway.

Shopping

Fill your entire shopping list this season in the Village of Nashville hustling and bustling in and out of 150 shops, art studios and galleries. Find that perfect, one-of-kind, handmade gift.

Lodging

Grab your family or your honey and celebrate the holidays in one of Brown County’s unique overnight accommodations.

Carolers

Carolers in traditional Dickens-era outfits will stroll into restaurants and shops and serenade revelers throughout the season. Coachlight Musical Theatre will provide the talent this year. For more information, call (800) 753-3255 or visit <www.ChristmasInBrownCounty.com>. Also check out the Our Brown County list of events in our calendar on pages 36–38. 

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November 13, 2010

rown County Humane Society’s Chocolate Walk is on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Nashville, Indiana. “Chocolate Walkers” will be able to sample different chocolates by visiting 31 participating retailers. Local chocolate-makers 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 $15 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. 

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Nashville Dance Studio December 11, 2010

ashville Dance Studio will usher in the winter season on Saturday evening, December 11, with a presentation of “Cinderella” at the Brown County High School Auditorium. A cast of nearly 50 student dancers will bring this timeless fairytale to life. Tickets are available at Nashville Dance Studio or at Spears Gallery. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. (Tickets purchased the evening of the performance will be an additional $1). For additional information please call Jan at (812) 988-1287 or e-mail <spearspottery@sprynet.com>. 

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My Brown County ~by Mark Blackwell

Home for the

Holidays

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nother year is winding down and it’s time to review my year-end to-do list:

1. Mow the yard one last time. Nope—we’ve had a drought for more’n three months now. I’ll get to it in the spring. 2. Clean the chimney. Yep, but not just yet—it ain’t gonna get real cold for a while. 3. Clean the wood stove. See above. 4. Buck and stack firewood. Damn, I forgot to order firewood. 5. Hunt turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. I’ll grab a Butterball at the IGA. 6. Clean the barn/wood shop. It’ll hold ’til spring. 7. Hunt turkey for Christmas dinner. See Thanksgiving. 8. Help with Thanksgiving cooking. Grab the shotgun and say I’m going turkey hunting. 9. Help with Christmas baking. See Thanksgiving. 10. Burn list. Done. Anyhow, I always find that making a list focuses the mind, brings order to the chaos of country living, and provides me with a credible excuse to stay in, stay warm, and not sprain, strain, or wrench anything I value—at least while I’m making out the list. Twenty years ago the list would have been ninety percent done by the time you read this. Ten years ago I would have crossed off at least half of the list by now. But nowadays, I seem to be spending more effort in inventing reasonable rationales for procrastinating. I’m

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starting to feel like age is no longer just creepin’ up but now it’s stalking me. I reckon I can pin that feeling down to a specific date and time and that would be September 8 at 9:52 a.m. That’s when I got the call informing me that I had just been inducted into the ancient and venerable office of Grandfather-hood. It doesn’t seem to matter that I have had no formal training for the position, haven’t taken a correspondence course, or even attended a weekend seminar. My daughter didn’t ask for my permission or even my opinion on the matter, she just went ahead and did it. So, nothing’s changed much there. But I’ve just barely got the


hang of being a Geezer, let alone a Grandpa. And there is the question of that title. Of course “Grandfather” is the official nomenclature, but there ain’t nobody who don’t own a yacht who gets called “Grandfather” or even worse “Grandpapa.” And I refuse to known as Papaw or Peepaw or any of those other transliterations of baby-babble. So, maybe I’ll go with something out of a Faulkner story; something like “Big Daddy.” I’ll have to think on it some. But all that aside, the holidays are gonna be different this year (and all the years to come) as far as I can tell. I guess I will have to clean up the wood shop and get my tools back in good order. I always did like to make things for my young’uns when they were growing up, so I reckon’ I’ll do the same for my

grandson. I never could see the sense in goin’ out and spendin’ money on a set of building blocks when I’ve got plenty of perfectly good kindlin’ out in the barn just waitin’ to be sanded and varnished. And then the boy will need a toy box to keep his blocks in and a book shelf and some toy trucks, and boats. Looks like I’m gonna have to take up a part-time career as an elf. And I will have to fire up the stove because modern babies need to have their climates bordering on tropical. I don’t mind it being a little warmer myself when the outside temperature dips below 50. I suppose that means I will also have to get right with the firewood situation. The question is, should I get out the chain saw, sacrifice my sacroiliac, and buzz up that big red oak that fell down last year?

Or do I sacrifice what’s left of my self-esteem and beg somebody to deliver a few ricks? I do know that the Holidays— Thanksgiving and Christmas that is—are of paramount importance to young folks, so they have to be done just right. Rituals need to be observed. Traditions must be followed. Turkeys must be obtained. But I’m still stickin’ with the Butterball. I suspect the Grandbaby won’t care a hoot one way or another about the fixins, but first time parenthood does strange things to your kids. Whereas, last year they were plannin’ to shuck the whole thing and take a long weekend in Florida, this year they’re gonna want a re-creation of the whole Pilgrim shindig. For Christmas they will want everything to be Charles Dickens, Continued on 47

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Brown County as Bob Anderson sees it.


Calendar

Muddy Boots Cafe

Live music: Tuesday 6:00-8:00 Craft Night Thursday 6:00-8:00 The schedule could Friday 7:00-9:00 change. Always check if Saturday 7:00-9:00 planning a special trip. Nov. 1 Rick Clayton Nov. 2 Dan Cantwell Nov. 3 Chris Castle and the Womack Coachlight Theatre Family Band “Cowboy Sweethearts” Nov. 4 TBA Nov. 12 Nov. 5 Travis Creek “Platinum Girls” Nov. 6 Jeb Brester and Friends See the show that the whole town is Nov. 8 Rick Clayton buzzing about! Nov. 9 Ken Wilson Nov. 5, 13, 19 Nov. 10 Matthew Rust “Brown County Bandstand” Nov. 11 New Old Calvary Nov. 6, 20 Nov. 12 Quick Said the Bird “Our Brown County Christmas” Nov. 13 Mizfits Nov. 26, 27 Nov. 15 Rick Clayton Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 Nov. 16 Lou Stant Scheduled shows above at 7:30 Nov. 17 TBA Check box office for any additional shows Nov. 18 TBA Coachlight Square • Van Buren and Nov. 19 Culchies with John and Twy Washington Streets in Nashville Nov. 10 Steven Thomas CoachlightMarketing@gmail.com Nov. 22 Rick Clayton coachlightmusicals.com Nov. 23 Richard and Keenan Info 812-988-2101 Nov. 24 TBA Toll-free (800) 304-8588 Nov. 26 Barney Quick Nov. 27 Barnstormers Chateau Thomas Winery Nov. 29 Rick Clayton Nov. 5 The Troubadours of Divine Bliss Nov. 30 Entwyned Nov. 6 Lazy Saints Dec. 1 TBA Nov. 12 Greg O’Haver Dec. 2 TBA Nov. 13 Davis and Devitt Dec. 3 Travis Creek Nov. 19 The Richmonds Dec. 4 Jeb Brester and Friends Nov. 20 Mark Lapointe Dec. 6 Rick Clayton Nov. 26 Acoustic Catfish Dec. 7 Richard and Keenan Nov. 27 Impasse Dec. 8 Matthew Rust Dec. 3 Greg Ziesemer Dec. 9 Dan Cantwell Dec. 4 Lazy Saints Dec. 10 The Mizfits Dec. 10 Mark LaPointe Dec. 11 Shelf Life Dec. 11 Greg O’Haver Dec. 13 Rick Clayton Dec. 17 The Richmonds Dec. 14 Ken Wilson Dec. 18 Davis and Devitt Dec. 15 Ghosttown Settlers Dec. 31 New Years Eve TBA Dec. 16 Barney Quick Music 6:00-9:00 Fri. and Sat. Dec. 17 The Riccis Info 812-988-8500 Dec. 18 Steven Thomas Band ChateauThomas.com Dec. 20 Rick Clayton Dec. 21 Lou Stant

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Dec. 22 TBA Dec. 23 TBA Dec. 27 Rick Clayton Dec. 28 TBA Dec. 29 Johnny Nevada & the Rockets Dec. 30 TBA Dec. 31 TBA Info 812-988-6911 North end of Van Buren Street in Nashville

Pine Room Tavern Nov. 12 Live Jazz 8:00 Nov. 13 Jeb Allen Band 8:00 Nov. 14 Live Jazz 7:00 Nov. 20 Travis Creek 8:00 Nov. 28 Live Jazz 7:00 Dec. 4 Live Jazz 8:00 and all other Sundays in Dec. Live Jazz 7:00 Info 812-988-0236

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

Seasons Lodge Music Fridays and Saturdays

Mike’s Music & Dance Barn Info 812-988-8636 thedancebarn.com Mondays Country Dance Lessons Saturdays Mike’s Smooth Country Band Nov. 5 Big Bros Big Sisters Benefit Mike’s band will play Dinner and Silent Auction doors open at 6:00 Nov. 6 Buffet Dinner and Dance with Mike’s band Nov. 12 Ballroom Dance 8:00 Nov. 13 Lloyd Wood Show (dinner) doors open at 6:00 show 7:30 Nov. 19 Misty Steven CD Release Party Nov. 26 Ralph Eads doors open at 6:00 show 8:00 Nov. 27 Eddie Miles as Elvis (dinner) show 7:00 Dec. 10 Ballroom Dance 8:00 Dec. 13 TBA Dec. 17 TBA


Salt Creek Golf Retreat 19th Hole Bar Nov. 5 DJ Night Nov. 6 Karaoke Nov. 12 AFM Nov. 13 AFM Nov. 19 The Faze Nov. 20 The Faze Nov. 26 Gary Applegate Band Nov. 27 Harsch Reality Dec. 3 DJ Night Dec. 4 Karaoke Dec. 10 The Knuckleheads Dec. 17 DJ Nights Dec. 18 Karaoke Dec. 24 JD Dunphy (6-8) Dec. 31 The Faze Info 812-988-7888 saltcreekgolf.com

SPECIAL EVENTS: Village Art Walk

Create it with Gingerbread Log Cabin Competition

Second Saturdays April–December 5 to 8 pm. 13 participating galleries.Free self-guided walking tour in downtown Nashville featuring original local and regional art and crafts in all price ranges. artalliancebrowncounty.com Info 812-340-8781

Nov. 21-29, Traditional Arts Building 46 E. Gould St. 10:00-5:00 Open House Nov. 21 at 2:00 $1,000 Best of Show prize Entries except Best of Show will be purchased by silent auction and proceeds will benefit the Brown County Historical Society. Best of Show will be auctioned off at the Children’s Auction on Dec. 3 for the Brown kids. Sponsored by the Brown County CVB, County Big Brothers/ the “Doot” Family of Dressings, JWS Enterprises Big Sisters Info 800-753-3255 Benefit CreateItWithGingerbread.com Nov. 5, Mike’s Dance Barn Visitors Center Doors open at 6:00

Holiday Open House

Marriage Conference

Nov. 26, Downtown Nashville

Nov. 5, 6 at New Life Community Church by Dr. Mark Rutland Church is located at 1450 SR 135 North Music Saturdays Dave Miller 6:00-8:00 812-988-6543 Info 812-988-4418 register on-line at newlifecc.org or FigTree Gallery in Helmsburg pay at door Nov. 4 5 1/2 Stars Unionville Holiday Bazaar Nov. 6 Closed for private party Nov. 11 Deborah & Jonathan Hutchison Nov. 6, Unionville Senior Center 7616 E. St. Rd. 45, 10:00-5:00 Nov. 18 Hickory Wind Featuring handcrafted items: weaving, Dec. 2 Ken & Debbie Wilson pottery, soaps, quilting, candles, puppets, Dec. 3 Santa Train & Story Time knitting, beadwork, dolls, jewelry, Dec. 9 Barry Johnson & Dan Dritt photography, woodworking, cards, Dec. 16-18 Christmas Show pressed flower designs. Chili, soups, by FigTree Radio Players desserts. Most shows 7:00-9:00 Info 812-323-7005 Info 812-988-1375 figtreegallery.com

Abe Martin Lodge Little Gem Restaurant

3rd Annual Chocolate Walk

Red Barn Jamboree Tributes to Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley Now thru Nov. 12: Man in Black Thurs. 8:00, Sat. 8:00, Sun. 5:00 Heartbreak Hotel Fri. 8:00, Sat. 5:00 Nov. 26-Dec. 11: A Rockin’ Country Christmas Fri. and Sat. 8:00 Highway 46 and Parkview Rd. 1-888-71-TICKETS or www.RedBarnJamboree.com

Santa’s North Pole Weekends Nov. 26-Dec. 19

Pioneer Village Open House Nov. 26, 27, Downtown Nashville

Winter Art and Craft Fair Nov. 26, 27, Seasons Conference Center

Free Children’s Banjo Lesson Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 10, at Weedpatch Music

Children’s Benefit Auction Dec. 3, 6:00, The Ordinary Auctioning off all kinds of stuff...art, antiques, and more! All proceeds to benefit children in need.

Nov. 13, Downtown Nashville 10:00-5:00 Sample 31 yummy chocolate treats while strolling through the village of Nashville. Proceeds go to Brown County Humane Society. Info 812-988-7303, 812-988-9962 bchumane.org chocolatewalk@hotmail.com 2009 Chocolate Walk

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Winter Art and Craft

Santa Train Dec. 3, around 8:00 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.

FAIR

November 26, 27, 2010

Steele’s Country Christmas Dec. 4, T.C. Steele Historic Site in Belmont Make handmade gifts and ornaments. Trim the Christmas tree in the Large Studio and take your picture with St. Nicholas. This will be old-time fun for all ages! Supplies may be limited. Info Christine Atkinson 812-677-2003 or catkinson@dnr.in.gov

Breakfast with Santa Dec. 11, 12 at Brown County Inn

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Bucks & Does Square Dance

Dec. 4 at Brown County State Park Nature Center

Historical Society Building SR 135 N Nov. 5, 19 8:00-10:30 Dec. 3 8:00-10:30 Dec. 17 Christmas Dinner 6:30 Dance 8:00-10:30

Spears Gallery Open House

Brown County Art Gallery

Reindeer Romp

Dec. 4 & 5 Featuring Larry Spears pottery

Art in the Round Ornament Exhibit Dec. 3-19 at the Brown County Art Guild located at 48 South Van Buren in Nashville Dec. 19 Reception/ awards presentation 2:00-4:00. Silent auction ends at 4:00 Ornaments created by Brown County artists and residents will be available for purchase by silent auction with proceeds benefitting the Art Scholarship Fund Info 812-988-6185 or 800-753-3255 ChristmasInBrownCounty.com

Cinderella Presented by Nashville Dance Studio Dec. 11, at Brown County High School Auditorium Cast of nearly 50 student dancers Tickets available at Nashville Dance Studio and at Spears Gallery Info 812-988-1287 spearspottery@sprynet.com

Chilifest for Charity West Main in Nashville

Nov. 1-Feb 2011 Artists Assoc. Fall/Winter Nov. 1-7 Foundation’s Fall Patron Show Nov. 26-Dec. 31 Holiday Exhibit Info 812-988-4609 browncountyartgallery.org

Brown County Art Guild Nov. Patron and Senior Shows Dec. Holiday Exhibit Dec. 3-19 Art in the Round Ornaments Info (812) 988-6185 bcartguild@sbcglobal.net bcartguild.com

Return to the Wild Raptor Center Live birds of prey, tours by appointment only.Wed.-Sun. 11:00-5:00 Group programs available at your location Info: 812-988-8990 returntothewild.org

Weed Patch Music Company Monthly Jams are 3:00-5:00 Fiddle Tune Jam 2nd Saturday Gospel Jam 3rd Saturday Info 812-988-1180 weedpatchmusiccompany.com

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isit the Brown County Winter Art and Craft Fair at the Season’s Conference Center in Nashville, IN the day after Thanksgiving, November 26, and following Friday, November 27. This annual show has been a serene, arty escape from the rat-race of bigbox store shopping for more than 30 years. The Winter Fair is juried and administered by members of the Brown County Craft Guild, a not-forprofit 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. Other booths will display hand-milled soap, recycled vintage textiles, knitted clothing and socks. Most of the exhibitors come from Indiana. 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) 604-5254 or e-mailing <cparts@comcast.net>.


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Clay Times Three CLAY TIMES THREE

The tale of three Nashville, Indiana, Potteries

BROWN COUNTY POTTERY MARTZ POTTERIES BROWN COUNTY HILLS POTTERY

Clay Times Three The tale of three Nashville, Indiana, Potteries BROWN COUNTY POTTERY MARTZ POTTERIES BROWN COUNTY HILLS POTTERY

Kathy M. McKimmie

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uch has been written about Brown County and Nashville, Indiana, from its renowned artist colony to its early settlers to the enduring lure of Brown County State Park. “Clay Times Three” adds yet another rich resource for those who are fascinated by what life was once like in the beautiful hills and valleys of Brown County, and are intrigued by the people who made their livelihood there. In this case, those talented and industrious people were the owners, potters and decorators who made their living with clay. The tale takes its players through the Great Depression of the 1930s, World War II, and into Nashville of the 1970s, when development was forever changing the face of the town. The story continues when Karl Martz (who headed Indiana University’s ceramics program for 32 years) and his wife Becky Brown Martz, also an accomplished potter, move to Bloomington and carry on their artistic work through the 1980s.

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YOGA continued from 28 and just wants to gain more strength. Lee has been certified since 1991 and is listed as an ERYT500 by the Yoga Alliance (the highest level recognized by the organization). She is not about big movements or ‘yoga from the outside.’ Instead her goal is to increase self-awareness through physical flexibility and relaxed movements that enrich life on all levels. However, if a rigorous yoga workout is more your style, Trish Rieke, a new instructor under Lee’s tutelage, will get you moving with her upbeat, accessible, and honest approach. She focuses on a relaxed flow of poses with attention to alignment and moving with the breath. River Light Yoga, Brown County’s only dedicated yoga center, recently relocated to a building tucked behind the Sweetwater Gallery at 145 Van Buren Street (across from the Nashville Christian Church). Students can sign up for classes ranging from beginner to advanced. Each class is one hour and fifteen minutes. Drop-ins are always welcomed. No special clothing is necessary. There is easy access, parking, no steps, and bountiful light. The space has warm wood, many windows and cathedral ceilings, creating a sense of intimacy and safety. Classes are small, allowing for lots of personal attention. All props for your session are provided and are also available for purchase if desired. Personal sessions, mini-workshops, and full retreats are options as well. For a full list of prices and more information go to <www.riverlightyoga.com> or call (812) 988-yoga (9642). The traditional closing word in yoga is “Namaste” which means, “My core of light (or love) greets your core of light.” What better way to sum up the yoga experience? 

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Visit

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Morgantown Since 1971

Visit our website www.theclockconnection.com Lay-a-way and Gift Certificates available 69 W. Washington St. P.O. Box 29 • Morgantown, IN 46160-0029 Tues.–Sat. 11–5 pm (closed Sun. & Mon.)

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812.597.0578 • www.adysfabrics.com Learn a Special Project by Request BOMs, Retreats and Monthly Clubs Fabrics • Threads • Classes • Kits • Notions Patterns • Quilting • Sewing • Redwork Embroidery • Long Arm Quilting Available Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10 to 5 • open Weds. till 8:00pm

Unique Gifts in a Relaxing Atmosphere Sales November and December

Christian Books and Gifts • Willow Tree Angels • Jewelry Jim Shore Collections • McCalls and Yankee Candles Home Decor • Ladies Accessories • Handbags • Baby Gifts Happy Holidays from Mike and Donna 170 West Washington St. • Morgantown • 812-597-0650

Holiday Sales and Events CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSES November 11–13, 10 to 6 SNOWFLAKE DAYS December 3–4, 10 to 6 Santa Train Friday, December 3 around 7 pm Visit our quaint shops Sample great home-cooked food Build family traditions

Knitting, Weaving, Spinning

Classes, Yarns, Fleeces, Books, Equipment Weds. 6-8:30; Thurs, Fri., Sat. 10–5; Sun. 1–5; Closed Mon. & Tues.

2.5 miles west of Morgantown SR 252 (now at the farm)

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November Changes

~by Jim Eagleman

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ithout looking, I usually can tell from park visitation if fall color has peaked and nearly over. Even a hint of yellow on most vistas tells me late autumn can still be enjoyed. Now on chilly days, motorists still pull over and scan park horizons. By lingering, maybe we can lengthen the season. It seems we don’t want the fall to end. Warming temperatures by noon force us out of cars and onto trails. We still feel attachment to summer, now with sweaters and vests. But by mid-November, it’s as though iron gates were installed at all three park entrances, hardly anyone on roads, trails, or campsites. At Brown County State Park, we head from late fall into early winter with only a handful of daily visitors. Like a last hurrah, a few remaining leaves flutter to the ground.

photo by Jim Eagleman

“Where were these cool breezes when I needed them?” I asked myself one day this month. They would be more welcomed back in hot August. I see less “fall color lookers,” sense the coolness slowly creep in, and feel myself slowing down—but not to rest. Squirrels remind me to pick up the pace. I see them scurry about with food storage a main priority. Blue jays fly by with fat jowls. They are also acorn eaters and pick away at the nut

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(Across from Hotel Nashville and next to Hidden Valley)


meat back at a woodpecker hole. Newly-disturbed piles of leaves may be the place this winter a squirrel “remembers” to locate the food stash. But it is smell that brings him back, not recollection. Instead of possessing a poorly developed “memory center” in my brain, I hope I’m better off and remember to change the furnace filter. Like every fall, household chores and maintenance take precedence. I walk around the house with caulking gun and rag. New cracks around windows sills are sealed and I inspect the weather stripping on the front door. Mice have found a warm garage inviting and I see tell-tale signs. Bird seed stored in rubber tubs is now moved to metal trash cans. Feeders are repaired for winter use. And finally, new topsoil is delivered for a flower bed. I’m way off schedule. It is past time to assess

yard plants. There are too many leaves and a dwindling woodpile. My summer job list isn’t much help. Kept away by other duties, I now play catch-up and work past dark. I do house maintenance. Man is a creature of comfort, I’m told—warm comfort, that is. I’ve learned we don’t adjust well to cold. Meeting with winter hikers I often find them ill-prepared for the day. The longer we’re out, the more we see, but stopping to look with cold hands, heads, and feet drives us indoors. When back out, muscles tense, we cover up, and move about like slugs. You’d think warmth would return, but we’re too slow to generate calories. After a while, even words come out slowly. Despite the drawbacks, I’ve always maintained winter is a time to enjoy, like summers and falls before them. Nature study

and learning from observations doesn’t terminate at the end of the warm season any more than it stops at nightfall. To use a phrase from teens, nature is “24-7”—and to that, I will add, “…365”. Those who are prepared and pursue nature to learn are rewarded (we’re all naturalists), and yes, often surprised! We investigate a nest or seed, burrow or dried flower and delve deeper; it’s a great learning experience, no matter time of year or day. We pry and see more. We snoop and likely come away with more questions. And for those unplanned and lucky sightings, we are happy to be at the right place at the right time. Like a hunter in a tree stand, we’re primed. Curiosity needn’t be lethal, even to felines. Fall and winter catalogs clog the mailbox and exhibit this year’s outdoor fashions. Hoping to put Continued on 44

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There is always something to do in Indiana’s largest State Park: Aquatic Center, Horse Back Riding, Mountain Bike Trails, Fishing, Tennis...

We have the room for you!

Our full service restaurant is open daily.

Brown County State Park 160 accommodations: P.O. Box 547 Nashville, IN 47448 Abe Martin Lodge and guest rooms, two-story cabins, 1-877-Lodges-1 • (812) 988-4418 the Little Gem Restaurant and historic cabins. www.indianainns.com We have the perfect setting for any event, Corporate Retreats, Weddings, Getaways and Family Reunions and More!

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Spears Gallery Holiday Open House

Our Brown County Christmas O

December 4, 5, 2010

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otter Larry Spears will host the annual Spears Gallery Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5, from 10 am to 5 pm each day. New functional and decorative works in stoneware and porcelain pottery have been created for this annual event. Larry’s work continues to evolve, incorporating many of the county’s beautiful landscape colors into his glazes and developing his thrown forms to include a body of organic shaped vessels, jars, and wall sculptures; with several new works designed specifically for the weekend open house. New works from photographer Kyle Spears and weaver Joan Haab will also be available during the weekend open house. Light refreshments will be available. Spears Gallery, 5110 St. Rd. 135 South, Nashville, IN is located in Brown County just 7 miles off State Road 46, on State Road 135 South, (just beyond the Horseman’s Camp entrance to Brown County State Park and on your way to Story). For additional information call (812) 988-1287, e-mail <spearspottery@sprynet.com> or visit <www.spearspottery.com>. 

ur Brown County Christmas presented by Coachlight Musical Theatre tells the story of a family that gathers every year at Brown County State Park for the holidays. This year, the father, Major Jim Beck, is late and has not been heard from. As his wife Jean, his brother Travis, and Jim’s son Scott, and his wife, Anne, arrive at the cabin on Christmas Eve they try not to worry by remembering past Christmases in Nashville. Through dialogue, song, and dance they celebrate the memories of snowy and cold holidays, relive childhood memories of toys and presents, and reminisce about never forgotten TV specials and holiday movies. As they recall special foods and cooking mishaps during the holidays they come to realize the importance of family in their celebrations. Will Jim make it home in time to celebrate with his family? Come see Our Brown County Christmas to find out. Featuring holiday favorites such as “Let it Snow,” “Nuttin’ for Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride,” “White Christmas,” “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” and many more, the show is a holiday treat for all ages. The show runs November 26 and 27, December 3,4,10,11,17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Coachlight Musical Theatre. Tickets may be purchased online at <www.coachlightmusicals.com> or by calling (812) 988-2101 or 800304-8588.  CHANGES continued from 43 them to good use, we order a new hat or parka. But winter weather predictions are always suspect and unreliable. In spring, I learned we were to have an “unusually wet summer”—now the driest on record. I have to doubt the weather experts. As a result, trees were stressed. I suspect we might see the drought results show up in next year’s flowering. My weather files and the Farmer’s Almanac reveal more likely trends. With cold weather now upon us, I am reminded it’s best to always have extra clothes, food, and fuel handy. I plan to take pleasure in winter before ice-up with a kayak trip when it first snows and to put to use a new fishing rod. John Burroughs said it best: “The naturalist is one of the luckiest persons in the world. Winter or summer, rain or shine, walking or riding, his pleasures are near at hand. The great book of nature is open before him, and he has only to turn its leaves.” 

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Pilgrim’s Progress T

~by Gunther Flumm

he Flumm family has descended from a man who rode on the Mayflower Pilgrim’s cruise ship. He invented Thanksgiving dinner so that it would always have a special spot on our family tree limb. However, the annual slaughter of millions of innocent turkeys has actually haunted my family for generations. But we feel it was ordained by God, or someone, that their cooked and garnished remains should lie next to the dressing and mashed potatoes, just like them Indians planned it. Which always helps absolve our family’s collective guilty conscious somewhat on the seasonal demise of all them birds. Now I was wonderin’ how much progress we really have made since the days of the pilgrims, so I used an old Indian game to test our current cultural conditions. I told them it was endorsed by Squanto which gave it a stamp of approval it never might have gotten had I said I made it up. It’s very simple. You need a stick. Two people grab each end and then assume the argument or debate from the other person’s point of view, outlining their grievances, and finding solutions as you both become aware of the other person’s position. How the Indians fared in playing this game with white people can only be guessed at today. Well, I picked the Pilgrim’s progress of males versus females as a topic and that of course was a big mistake that may take years of therapy to repair. Ya know, givin’ women the right to vote weren’t my idea. Anyway, things started out fun at first. But soon us males on our end of the stick done boxed ourselves into a corner and decided men was the scourge of the earth. Which was accompanied by many mixed and shaken emotions on our part, as all there could visibly tell. The women, once they got the other end of the

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stick, started actin’ like us men and scairt us guys so much that the Flumm family Thanksgiving was called off right after dessert. On accounta we couldn’t see as how us Pilgrims had progressed all that much on our limb of the family tree. The women stayed around, drank beer, played cards, and watched the shopping channels. While all the men pouted, went home, and locked themselves in the bathroom all night. We learned a lot from that Thanksgiving. Number one, don’t play with sticks. 

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HOLIDAYS continued from 33 Tiny Tim, plum pudding, reindeers on the roof, chestnuts roasting, and Frosty the snowman. I can see it all now because I won’t be able to see it then with all the cameras out and popping flashes like strobe lights at a disco club. Do they still have disco clubs? The camera thing has already started. There were pictures of the little feller a good six months before he drew his first breath and it shows no sign of stoppin’. Back when my kids were little you had to buy film for the camera. It came in rolls of 12, 24, or 36 exposures. That was it, you shot it all up and then you had to truck the film down to the drug store to send it off to have it developed. All that took a week or more. But now folks are packin’ digital cameras that seem to have settings that go from unlimited to infinite and they are all instantaneous. Lookin’ back, the time between havin’ the kids graduate from high school to gettin’ married and having the first child of their own will now be referred to as the quiet years. I remember when I was young; my own Granddad seemed to be able to enjoy a lot of quality rockin’ chair time. But I’m not seeing that as an option for myself any time soon. I had sort of planned to just let the home place (and myself ) run down to a shabby but comfortable condition over the next few years. I reckon I had better start a new list and git ’er done so we can, new Grandbaby and all, enjoy our Brown County home for the holidays. 

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the

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Remember When T

he recent re-surfacing of Greasy Creek road caused me to remember how much our county roads have improved over the sixty years we have lived in Brown County. In those early years the only paved roads in the county were the state highways. The Helmsburg to Nashville was the first county road the commissioners had paved.

Not only were few roads paved, there were many creek crossings that did not have bridges. Always short of cash, the county commissioners resorted to building “slabs” as substitutes for bridges. Two or three 18” diameter culverts were placed in the center of the creek bed and then covered with concrete. The culverts took most of the creek flow and the slab surface remained dry. There are two of those remaining on State Road 135 south today. In flood times these slabs became a gambler’s choice. Was the water too high for your car to safely cross or not? If you made the wrong choice you would be swept off the

Roads Weren’t Blacktopped?

slab and go tumbling downstream. I don’t recall anyone drowning, but numerous close calls happened. Rural mail carrier George Howard recalled the time his Model T Ford stalled and was swept downstream when a floating log hit the car. He was rescued by Toby Kirts and his team of horses several yards downstream. These slabs created another problem during the time of spring thaw. When there was water running over the slabs, water would drip from the tires when exiting and soak the road. Spring thaw made those places quagmires of silly putty clay sucking cars to a halt.

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~by Henry Swain

The second slab up Clay Lick road was particularly prone to becoming a thaw hazard. I recall a time when I got out of my truck to survey the prospects of getting through the worst. For the area of perhaps two car lengths the road surface looked alligatored like a dried up mud flat. If you jumped on one section the area around you would rise. I thought if I gunned it I could make it through. It was a bad choice. A neighbor saw my predicament from his front porch and soon brought his tractor and chain to pull me out. He charged me $5.00. For about a week he supplemented his income by numerous rescues. I came to suspect he watered the road at night to keep his little business going. One spring our crew was building a house on the Macabo property owned by the Edinburg Veneer Company about a mile up Clay Lick Road. A school bus got mired in a thawed place in the road nearby. A bulldozer was finishing up the driveway to the property. Luckily the contractor took his dozer and pulled them out. Continued on 57


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Log Museum ~by Julia Pearson

O

ne of the most recognized landmarks of log construction in Brown County is the large museum building that stands at the forefront of the museum complex in Nashville. Constructed of handhewn logs, some up to 60 feet long, the massive structure consists of two rooms at either end, a dog-trot through the center, and loft that spans the entire length. All archival records and local history tell the story of the building’s “discovery” in the early 1930s. James Voland was tramping through the field of a 250 acre farm on Route 58 in Jackson County while rabbit hunting, when he found the construction. Some distance from any house or road, the building had been used as a barn and was showing the ravages

Log barn when it was a Community Club building. photo from the Brown County Historical Society archives

of decay and neglect. Recognizing the value of the barn and estimating that it was built “around 1900” (other sources estimate the date to be in the mid 1800s), Voland looked up the title in the Jackson County courthouse, and then purchased it from the Indiana Trust Company in Indianapolis, trustees in a bankruptcy proceeding. James Voland was helped by Oral Voland in marking the logs in preparation for re-assembly at its current site, lots 33 and 48 in the Barnes Addition in Nashville. Records from the Brown County Historical Society Archives have this entry: “James Voland sold the building, ‘as is where is’ to the Community Club. Scott Mosier ‘handled the deal’ for the Community Club. It is believed by former members of the club that

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the records of the Community Club in the possession of Mrs. Scott Mosier were destroyed when her house burned. James Voland states that the barn was taken down by Heddy Voland, father of Oral Voland. The rusted metal roof was removed. He thinks that Louis West hauled the logs to Nashville. Oral Voland thinks that Everett Tracy hauled some of them and recalls that it was necessary to run the long timbers up alongside the truck cab in order to transport them.” Reconstruction of the old barn in Nashville was one of many local projects of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Oral Voland worked with the WPA crew for several days on the log barn. Other WPA projects locally include the Continued on 54


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LOG MUSEUM continued from 52 planting of all the dogwoods at the entrance of the Brown County State Park, as well as much of the roadwork in the park. The History of Brown County by Ray Mathis, published in 1936, stated that 500 WPA men worked in the state park, clearing a 200-acre lake site of stumpsand brush. Right off State Route 45 in Helmsburg, a community center was erected. Many of the roads in Brown County were created, widened, or repaired by WPA workmen, including State Route 46. Chimneys and fireplaces of native stone were added at each end of the building at the time of reconstruction by the WPA, as well as basement foundations with outside entrances. Upon completion of the reassembly in Nashville, the lower east room measured 27’x20’1”; and the lower west room measured 27’x15’9”. The dogtrot measured 27’x24’3”. The height from the foundation to the bottom of the floor joists of the second floor is 9’10”. An amendment to the deed in 1954 allowed the Community Club to use the building for meetings of various purposes by community groups. Trustees of the Club at that time were Helen M. Allison, Ruth Bessiere, and Leatha Walker. Today, countless individuals stop by and recall attending dances, meetings of the 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, among others in the upstairs room Markings on the floor indicate that shuffle board was one of the activities enjoyed. The Club ceased to exist in 1960, and the log building was deeded to the county commissioners. Records indicate that ownership of the building passed to the Brown County

Log museum today.

Historical Society in 1974. The Columbus Republic reported that students of Chris Todd’s Brown County High School building trades class worked to help restore the log building for its new role as a museum depicting pioneer history

Cobbler room in the loft.

in the county. Parts of the building were unused for 15 years, and timber had rotted in several places. Todd’s class put in new stairs, as well as doing some rewiring and replacing some logs in the frame, plus some foundation work. Keeping an eye on the integrity of the building, students went to a local farm and cut down trees

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and hewed the logs themselves for any needed replacement timbers. Students also used antique tools provided by members of the Historical Society. The old barn now houses the much-loved “Loom Room,” where exhibits and demonstrations show the processes from flaxseed and sheep to linen and wool yarns/ fabrics. A gift shop is housed in the other side, stocked with the handcrafts of the talented Pioneer Women, and publications of the Historical Society. Visitors will find the iconic 10-inch key to the Log Jail on its walls, with other displays of Brown County artifacts. Exhibits upstairs include an 1877 Spearsville Cobbler Shop; an exhibit of early education in the county that includes a replica of a one-room schoolhouse, photos, and maps; Brown County servicemen from World War II; and Carey Cloud, designer of the original Cracker Jack toys. The old barn is a fitting entrance to the Pioneer Village. A plaque at the entrance states its place on the Register of Historic Places. 


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KIM’S CORNER Primitives • Tinware Soy Candles and Tarts Handcrafts • Original Artwork (812) 988-4215 second floor Nov./Dec. 2010 • Our Brown County 55


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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.

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ROADS continued from 50 We lived four miles from Nashville and forded the creek five times to reach our homestead. My generous neighbor Ronald Batten offered access though his land to re-locate the road up Wallow Hollow eliminating two creek crossings. I offered the county commissioners a proposition to furnish the lumber for a bridge if they would have the road crew make the abutments and assemble the timbers. They obliged and my creek crossings were down to two. With so many gravel roads back then, dust was a real problem especially in the dry summer months. Citizens would pester the commissioners to put dust oil in front of their homes. I, along with three of my neighbors, approached the commissioners with a proposition to furnish the cost of the materials to “chip and seal” a quarter mile stretch of Wallow Hollow road adjacent to our properties. They accepted. This was thirty years ago and the county has kept it patched ever since. Back then highway funds were so scarce the commissioners usually obliged when citizens were willing to personally fund part of the road improvements. Now materials have become so expensive, citizens can’t afford to use that option. By raising taxes we have been able to blacktop many roads in the county. I no longer have to ford a creek to get to our home but our road off Clay Lick is still graveled. Remember when you drive down a newly blacktopped road, there are still many who remember what it was like before the new surface. They don’t want to go back to gravel. 

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C. Carey Cloud

View from the Hills

~by Joanne Nesbit

F

or more than 100 years painters have been coming to Brown County and Nashville to capture the beauty of the hills and valleys that fill the geographical boundaries long ago established. Most of those early artists came in the spring, summer, and fall, leaving the hills when they were blanketed in snow to return to what was considered more comfortable locations such as Indianapolis and Chicago, Florida, and the Southwest.

“Home for Thanksgiving.”

Some of the Cracker Jack prizes are on display at the Historical Society’s Pioneer Museum.

C. Carey Cloud was one of those early artists who particularly had a reverence for the county’s trees and their leaves and would stay through the fall until sometime in November, continuing to ply his trade, capturing the beauty of Brown County’s hills in their flaming and varied colors. Cloud not only used these colorful trees as subject for his canvas, he also enjoyed the scenic hills from his home on Cloudcrest Hill overlooking Nashville for the beauty they presented.

“My thousands of trees, of many species, parade their brilliant autumn colors,” he wrote of his property in his autobiography Cloud Nine. “It is their glorious celebration before solemn winter takes charge.” One autumn after planting his easel in a nearly dry creek to witness and capture the fall foliage reflected upstream, his concentration was jolted severely when he spotted a snake making itself at home between his boots. So startled was the artist that he fell over backward experiencing no injury except to

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his dignity. “I never saw another snake that was interested in art,” he wrote. There may not be many who are familiar with Cloud the artist, but there are millions who are familiar with the hundreds of toys, games, figurines, dangles, action toys, and puzzles he designed from his log cabin for inclusion in Cracker Jack boxes. Continued on 60


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CLOUD continued from 58

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Cloud’s first ventures into Brown County and the purchase of a home there were submerged by the tide of the Great Depression. He fled back to Chicago. But in the fall of 1947, he and his wife returned to the hills he so admired and had become familiar with during family vacations. “The autumn trees were shouting their brilliant colors all over the hillsides,” he wrote. “The town was filled with color lovers, and the only two restaurants in town had run out of food and had closed their doors for the day. The house on Cloudcrest Hill overlooked Salt Creek where “Every autumn,” he wrote, “bright leaves float down it like millions of butterfly wings. In an article by H. W. Engle in an early 20th Century issue of the Chicago Tribune the writer noted that “As the autumn turned to brilliant color, nature lovers, especially the school teachers who’d learned artists were susceptible to a school marm’s charms, drove down on weekends. Rumor had it now and then one’d got her man.” More folks than just teachers lined up on roads leading into Nashville during autumn’s parade of color. It may be legend, but local historians tell of one Sunday when the roads were blocked with cars for a mile or more out of town. And some just parked there and walked into Nashville for something to eat. The story goes on that the Nashville House was down to a small pot of boiled white beans and no bread or ketchup. With the vibrant colors gone and the snows of winter covering the hills in what Cloud described as a garment of white, “It is the quiet season,” he wrote “when we can sit by the fireside and dream of the yesteryears. My trees yield plenty of firewood. My lake is silent and gray with winter’s ice.” One of the artists who remained in Brown County throughout the winter was John Hafen. Hafen lived in abject poverty for the two years he spent in the early 1900s in Nashville which was then known by some as Peaceful Valley. During a long winter in 1910 while residing at the Pittman Inn, Hafen wrote to painter Adolph Shulz often about the goings and comings of Brown County’s artists and residents. He reported that artist “Will Vawter is as fat as ever, and speaks of the lovely effects when snow covered the ground and trees and again when in the night a rain and thaw turned into ice on every blade of grass and limbs of trees and bushes. He said it was a perfect fairyland.” 


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art gallery Quiet of Eventide · Adolph Shulz

Jewelry Designs

the Historic

Monday–Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday Noon to 5:00 pm Free Parking and Admission

Brown County’s original art gallery, established in 1926, offers works for sale by Gallery Association members in the Main Hall, plus consigned old Indiana art. The newly remodeled exhibition space now includes the Indiana Heritage Arts Gallery, featuring many of Indiana’s top professional artists. Browse our gallery where you will find the work of the early art colony masters, many of whom founded the Gallery and the original art association. Main Street and Artist Drive · Two blocks east of the Courthouse

812-988-4609 · www.browncountyartgallery.org

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Lee Edgren MS, ERYT-500 Trish Rieke RYT-200 Classes Private Appointments Groups 145 Van Buren Street South Nashville, Indiana

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December 3–19, 2010

rnaments created by Brown County artists and residents will be available for purchase by silent auction with proceeds benefitting the Art Scholarship Fund. The ornaments will be on display at the Brown County Art Guild at 48 South Van Buren Street in Nashville. A reception and awards presentation will be held on Sunday, December 19 from 2 to 4 pm. The auction concludes at 4:00. For more information call (812) 988-6185 or 800753-3255 and visit <www.ChristmasInBrownCounty. com>. 

Create it with

Log Cabin Competition

Linda Thomas

Licensed Massage Therapist Over 20 Years of Experience

Couples Massage • Readings Holiday Gift Certificates Available

812-988-6707 • 812-327-3791

www.browncountymassage.com 104 South Jefferson Street in Nashville

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November 21–28, 2010

he first annual Create it with Gingerbread Log Cabin Competition is taking place at the Traditional Arts Building, 46 East Gould Street, Nashville. The Competition will have three categories: Adult (18 years and older), Teen (12–17 years old), Child (11 and under). Over $2,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded, with Best of Show receiving $1,000. The exhibit opens on Sunday, November 21 at noon with an awards ceremony at 2 pm and remains on display until Sunday, November 28. Entries, with the exception of Best of Show, will be available for purchase by silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Brown County Historical Society. Best of Show winner will be auctioned at the Brown County Children’s Auction, Friday, December 3. 


Holiday

Getaway

in BROWN COUNTY

Reliable Vintage Everything You Want • Nothing You Need

• Photography • Fine Cameras • Estate Jewelry • Pre-1984 Audio • Vintage Watches • Antique Curiosities

Home of Harriet the Cat

Est. 1908

49 E. Main St. • Nashville, IN 812-988-1199 • reliablevintage@gmail.com

Shopping ~ Dining ~ Entertainment

November 27 to December 29, 2010

The Holiday 2-Night

FAMILY PACKAGE 2-day/2-night overnight stay, plus $30 restaurant voucher, plus $10 breakfast coupon

$169* (2 nights–Sun. to Wed. arrival) $189* (2 nights–Thurs. or Sat. arrival) $209* (2 nights–Friday arrival)

Celebrate the Season at the 200+ shops, galleries, and theater Visit www.browncounty.com for a list of Holiday Events 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. 27 to Dec. 29, 2010. 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)

FREE in-store demos!

Main Street Shoppes Old School Way & Main Visit our website for class schedules www.wishfulthinking-in.com • 812-988-7009

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

Male Instinct “A Different Spin on a Man’s Store”

• Northern Sportswear • Premier Garden • Ultimo Fragrance • Life is Crap Tees • Knives • Military 75 South Van Buren St. • Nashville, IN • (812) 988-1964

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Single Block $50 per issue • Double Block $72 per issue, 25% off pre-pay year, 10% off pre-pay 6 months

Our Brown County

ACCOUNTING SERVICES

BISHOP ACCOUNTING SERVICES, LLC

AUTO - TIRE, REPAIR, TOW NAME YOUR CATEGORY

Paint & Body

Salutes all the Artists and Entrepreneurs of Nashville and Brown County for their service to the community.

The Right Move

(812) 336-2901 Small Business Accounting Specialists

Full Collision Repair

1840 South Walnut St. Suite 1 • Bloomington, IN 47401 www.bishopaccountingservices.com

24-Hour Towing Bring in this ad get

$5 OFF ANY SERVICE

BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL

PRECISE BOOKS AND PAYROLL INC.

Garage

Offering Small Business Bookkeeping and Payroll Services

Full Mechanical Garage

• Bank Reconciliation • Financial Statements • Printed Checks • Direct Depositing • Payroll Taxes 146 E. Main St. Redbud Terrace P.O. Box 953 Nashville, IN 47448

Brakes, Engine, Transmission

(812) 988-4031 1-877-988-4031

“Big to Small, We Do it All!”

1814 N. St. Rd. 135 • Nashville

www.precisebooksandpayroll.com • e-mail: kterrill941@yahoo.com Kristina Terrill “My goal is to exceed your expectations providing you with friendly, accurate and fast service.”

812-988-7518

AUTO - TIRE, REPAIR, TOW

BANKING

Brown County Tire

TIRE

24 hr. Wrecker Service

&

The Strength of Big, The Service of Small

812-988-8473

Auto Repair

189 Commercial Drive, Nashville, IN 47448 812.988.1200

27 Salt Creek Rd (Intersection SR 46) Nashville EYE CARE

EYE CARE

FRAMING

GAS / CONVENIENCE

of

Dr. David Gerchak O.D.

(812) 988-3963

8461 N. SR 135

Works by Many Area Artists Prints, Originals, and Sculptures

Evening and Weekend Appointments Available

812-988-0775

Medical Building at Nashville YMCA (Behind Comfort Inn)103 Willow Street

HAIR

Wild Hair

GAS & DIESEL

Big Selection of Ready-Made Frames

Emergency Eye Care

e-mail: framesbydonna@aol.com 1156 Old SR 46 Next to Holistic Vet and Nature Conservancy in Nashville, Indiana

Fountain Drinks Fishing Bait & Equipment Convenience Items

812-597-4623 • Open 7 Days/Week Owners Ray and Debbie Guffey

HEALTH

VALUABLE COUPON

Walk-Ins Welcome stylist: Tabitha Davis stylist/owner: Susie Woodall

812-988-4599 4933 N. SR 135 Nashville (Bean Blossom) Mon. – Fri. 9 – 5; Sat. 9 to Noon; Evenings by appt.

HEALTH FOR “U”

146 E. Main St. Nashville 812-988-9890 Mon.–Sat. 9 am to 4 pm Limit 3.

Must have coupon for discount. Expires 12/31/10.

Save $2.00 on Gel, Roll-On, Spray, or Wipes “Ask about our Brown County Soap”


Services Directory

Single Block $50 per issue • Double Block $72 per issue, 25% off pre-pay year, 10% off pre-pay 6 months

INSURANCE

AUSTIN INSURANCE

LOG HOME SERVICES

CRAIG D. AUSTIN Certified Insurance Counselor

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

138 S. Jefferson P.O. Box 517 • Nashville, IN 47448

AUTO • HOME • LIFE • HEALTH • BUSINESS

Integrity • Security • Stability • Service

(812) ((8 812 12)) 98 988 988-6642 8 66 6642 42 • ffax: (8 (812 (812) 12)) 98 12 988 988-0829 8 08 0829 29 • craig@carlaustininsurance.com i l tii i

3497 Clay Lick Rd. • Nashville TRASH REMOVAL

INSURANCE

BRIGHT & WILLIAMSON Insurance Agency Auto • Home • Business Health • Life • Bonds 24 N. Jefferson St. • P.O. Box 698 • Nashville, IN 47448

Bob Gredy Sr. (812) 988-2275 fax: 988-7670 home: 988-7185 INSURANCE

Knight’s

Trash Removal

Residential • Commercial 15 yd Roll-Off Service (812) 988-8000 TREE SERVICE

AUTO • HOME • LIFE BUSINESS Christy McGinley

146 E. Main St. Redbud Terrace Nashville, Indiana

812-988-6399

cmcginley@farmersagent.com

REAL ESTATE

Rick Patrick Tree Care

Quality Pruning and Removals 812-988-8755 ISA CERTIFIED ARBORISTS

Rick Patrick WC - 1513

Matt Baldwin IN - 3202A

REAL ESTATE The Brown County Property Experts

158 N. Jefferson • P.O. Box 206 Nashville, IN 47448

(812) 988-2689

812-988-2227

WELLNESS

RE/MAX Team

Brown County Property Management Locally Established / Internationally Recognized

877-988-4485 Email: margd@remax.net MargAndBrendaTeam.com Corner of E. Main Street and Artist Dr. in Nashville, IN 47448

WOODWORKING

ROBERT J. ADAIR

Brown County YMCA

FINE WOODWORKING

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTHY LIVING FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Brown County YMCA is located behind the Comfort Inn

812-988-9622 • www.browncountyymca.org

Handmade Doors and Furniture and High-end Carpentry

30 years experience 812.837.9363 812.360.5236 SHOP/OFFICE

MOBILE


Win $20

WHERE IS IT? (812)988-8807

Be the first person to call and get the prize money. Leave a message with the specific location of the Mystery Photo, your name, and phone number.

LAST ISSUE’S CONTEST WINNERS: • Shelby Stiles guessed the photo of the Indiana painting on the side of the Hoosier Artist Gallery building in Tuckaway Court at Old Hickory Lane and Honeysuckle Lane in downtown Nashville. • Aaron Hatchett won the Coloring Contest.

Michael’s Massage Michael Rebman, Certified Therapist

Chair Massage: $25 Table Massage: $45 and $75 Couples Massage: $145

66 Our Brown County • Nov./Dec. 2010

Antique Alley Shoppes

Brown County Playhouse

VAN BUREN ST

812-371-6311, 317-501-3645 www.michaels-massage.com

Antique A ti Alley All on the West Side JEFFERSON ST

104 South Jefferson St. • Nashville by appointment only

FRANKLIN ST

The Ordinary

Brown County Pottery Brown County Weavery and Roots For Bare Feet For the Birds Ferguson House Johanna’s Soaps and Bathology K. Bellum Leather Nashville Image Old Time Photography Nature’s Cabin Paint Box Art Gallery Poppins Tote The Purple Fig Through the Looking Glass Wooden Wonders


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rving

Now Se

Nashville Fudge Kitchen

m

Ice Crea

Over 50 Flavors of Gourmet Popcorn

Over 20 Flavors of Fudge made fresh in our shop!

SPECIAL 3 bags of Gourmet Popcorn $10 5 bags for $16

Gelato made fresh daily

Watch us make it! Caramel Apples –slow-cooked caramel made from scratch on apples from a local orchard

Try our German Roasted Almonds and Homemade Carmel Corn.

South Van Buren, Possum Trot Complex in Nashville, IN between Circle K and Artists Colony Inn Ship • 812-988-0709 68 OurWe Brown County • Nov./Dec. 2010 • www.nashvillefudgekitchen.com

Nov.-Dec. 2010 Our Brown County Magazine  

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

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