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Holiday Guide 2012


2-The Dearborn County Register & The Rising Sun Recorder/Ohio County News, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012; The Harrison Press, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Needle a soft gift? Try Aurora shop By Chandra L. Mattingly Staff Reporter cmattingly@registerpublications.com

Wanta hook a “knitfy” gift? If you’ve knitters or crocheters on your list, check out Distinctive Knits in Aurora. You can choose from sets of knitting needles and crochet hooks, all kinds of yarns from simple to high-fashion, or even selfpatterning and colored drift yarns, or items associated with knitting: mugs, knitting bags, and such. “We’re mostly the kind of place where

people come to get stuff to make gifts,” said owner Mike Becker. The store carries a few kits for afghans and hats, and has a small selection of beads and colored embroidery floss for making knitted jewelry, he said. Distinctive Knits, 322 Second St., also sells knitting machines, but mostly through the Internet and wholesale, he

said. Go to store.dknits.com. Store hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Friday, and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and the store phone is 812-926-2970. “We have an open house in December,” See NEEDLE, Page 11

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The Dearborn County Register & The Rising Sun Recorder/Ohio County News, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012; The Harrison Press, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012-3

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here’s a place in our community where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and the abandoned are given care. It’s the P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County Humane Center, which provides comfort and care for our community’s unwanted animals.

holidays. There are all shapes and sizes of lovable mutts, purebreds, all-American cats, shaggy dogs, puppies and kittens, teenagers and golden oldies. Your chances of finding a wonderful companion who matches your lifestyle, family, and home are excellent! Shelter animals make great pets. A “secondhand” pet in no way People surrender or abanmeans second-rate. don their pets for many difBecky On the contrary, these pets ferent reasons. Dogs and cats seem to sense what they were end up in shelters because of Foster up against and become the circumstances beyond their most devoted and grateful control. They’ve become viccompanions. tims of a death, illness, divorce, or a Many have already lived with a move that didn’t include them. human family and have the basic They were displaced by a new baby, training, socialization, and cooperaor their owners just didn’t learn how tive skills they need to become part to train them. Recently, it’s been of your household. about money. If you have been planning on addThe situation with the economy ing a new furry member to your famhas meant many pet owners can no ily, and have given thought to the joys longer afford the cost of food and and responsibilities of that commitcare for their four-legged compan- ment – now is the time. Bring your ions. family to the Humane Center and You hear on the news about how meet with our adoption counselors. the bad economy is affecting people, The staff and volunteers know the but you rarely hear reports of all of pets and will help you find a perfect the other beings that are suffering. match for your family. It’s a sad realization that our animals If you are considering a friend for are paying the price. They are not a current pet, bring them along with disposable! you for a “meet and greet” to see if The P.A.W.S. Humane Center has they could become lifetime friends. dozens and dozens of loving pets just However, if you are looking for waiting to find a loving home for the a cat or dog to surprise someone

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else for the holidays, it’s probably best to think twice because, unlike that whiz-bang techno-toy you’ve got your eye on, you have more to think about than what to do when the warranty runs out. Pets are not inanimate objects -- they are members of the family. It is essential that the new pet and potential owner form a strong relationship with each other from the start. If you are thinking of a pet as a Christmas gift for someone else –

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4-The Dearborn County Register & The Rising Sun Recorder/Ohio County News, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012; The Harrison Press, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

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The Dearborn County Register & The Rising Sun Recorder/Ohio County News, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012; The Harrison Press, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012-5

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inding the perfect gift depends on the person, and for the artistically inclined one place to head is Adam’s Art & Supply in Lawrenceburg.

Owner Adam Gilliam stocks supplies for everyone from kids items to oil and acrylic paints. If caligraphy or pastels are the artist’s style, there are those as well. Need brushes, paper or other supplies he stocks most everything, and Gilliam offers one other thing folks won’t find at a “big box” store. Adam’s Art & Supply offers a range of art classes – for kids and adults, beginners and those with

experience. The classes cover a variety of mediums, from watercolors to drawing to oil and acrylic to tole painting. Kids classes are offered on Saturdays for $25 each or three classes for $55. There are two age groups, 4 to 8 years old, and 9 years and older. The younger kids’ class is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the older class is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A Lawrenceburg native, Gilliam wants to share his love of art with others. Holding a masters degree in art education, he also has drawing classes the first and third Monday of the month for $10. Gift certificates are available in

any dollar amount a person would like, and certificates for classes, particularly the children’s classes are popular, said Gilliam. The store also has art on consignment, as well as unique items in stock for Christmas. The store is at 303 Walnut St., and is open 10 a.m. To 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. To 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. To 5 p.m. Saturday, and closed on Sunday. For more information about classes or what the store has to offer, call 1-812-537-0508, and keep an eye out for Lawrenceburg Main Street-affiliated special holiday programs.

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6-The Dearborn County Register & The Rising Sun Recorder/Ohio County News, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012; The Harrison Press, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Real tree tips

Many people harbor strong opinions with regard to which type of Christmas tree they want to purchase. Some cannot live without a natural, freshly-cut Christmas tree, while others prefer the convenience of artificial trees. Those who insist on a natural tree might want to consider the following tips when buying what’s likely their biggest decorative item of the holiday season. Ask when the tree was cut down. Precut trees may be cut down weeks before they’re sold. So if you’re buying a precut tree, chances are the tree was cut down much earlier than you think. This doesn’t mean the tree won’t make it through the holiday season, but a tree that was cut several weeks ago should have some of its bottom trunk removed before it’s placed in the

stand. This will make it easier for the tree to consume water. This step likely isn’t necessary if the tree was cut down the same day you bring it home. Have the tree shaken before taking it home. A tree should be shaken in a shaker before you put it in your car and bring it home. A shaker removes any debris or dead needles from the tree, which can save you the trouble of cleaning up all of those dead needles from your living room floor later on. Have the tree wrapped before taking it home. A tree should also be wrapped in twine before taking it home. The twine should be tight enough to keep the tree’s branches from blowing in the wind when you attach the tree to the top of your vehicle. If possible, keep the tree wrapped in twine as you place it in the stand. This makes the tree easier to control. See TREE, Page 11

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The Dearborn County Register & The Rising Sun Recorder/Ohio County News, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012; The Harrison Press, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012-7

Safety should be a tradition, too

Celebrants and shoppers annually spend billions of dollars during the holiday season. With so much money exchanging hands, it is imperative for shoppers and revelers to use caution to avoid incidents that can put a damper on such a festive time of year. Though many people who look forward to the holiday season for all the right reasons, there are some who see this time of year as a prime opportunity to prey on the generosity or distraction Christmas brings. Thieves know that the holidays can be hectic, and they use this to their advantage, knowing full well people tend to store highpriced items in their homes during this time of the year. Heeding certain safety tips during the holidays can help keep you and your loved ones safe.

thief from targeting your home. When you venture out to shop, do so at different times so you’re not establishing a recognizable pattern that gives a thief a sense of security and a perfect window of time to break in.

Triple-check your home

Security experts warn that most burglaries occur during daytime hours when homes are empty. The main point of entry is on the ground floor via a rear or a side door. Access through a garage door is another common way thieves gain access to a home. Before leaving the house, make sure that all doors and windows are locked and that the garage door cannot be opened. Many times thieves are able to simply enter a home through an unlocked window. The key is to make it as difficult as possible for a burglar to get inside your home. Being a creature of habit may not be adRunning out of the home for parties, vantageous come the holidays. Oftentimes, shopping and other social events could potential burglars monitor neighborhoods derail safety precautions. If need be, leave a to see when residents come and go. It can checklist by the front door to remind you to take mere minutes for a thief to get into a safeguard the home before exiting. home and then abscond with valuables. Creating a situation where there is always Cars are prime targets for burglaries. someone home or at least the appearance that someone is home might dissuade a

Stagger shopping times

Park in well-lit areas See SAFETY, Page 10

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8-The Dearborn County Register & The Rising Sun Recorder/Ohio County News, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012; The Harrison Press, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Sugar Cookies ■ 1 cup (2 sticks) butter (no substitutions), softened ■ 1/2 cup sugar ■ 1 large egg ■ 1 tablespoon vanilla extract ■ 3 cups all-purpose flour

■ 1/2 teaspoon baking powder ■ 1/2 teaspoon salt ■ Frosting (optional) ■ Coarse sugar crystals, silver dragees, holiday decors (optional decorations)

Yields: 5 dozen cookies 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, with mixer on low speed, beat butter and sugar until blended. Increase speed to high; beat until light and creamy. On low speed, beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour, baking powder and salt until blended. 2. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces; flatten each piece into a disk. Wrap each disk with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or until dough is firm enough to roll. (Or place dough in freezer 30 minutes.) 3. On a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll 1 piece of dough 1/8 inch thick. With floured 3-inch to 4-inch cookie cutters, cut dough into as many cookies as possible; wrap and refrigerate trimmings. Place cookies, 1 inch apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet. 4. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough and trimmings. 5. When cookies are cool, decorate with frosting if you like; use along with sugars and candies to decorate cookies. Set cookies aside to allow frosting to dry completely, about 1 hour. Store in tightly covered container (with waxed paper between layers if decorated) at room temperature up to 2 weeks, or in freezer up to 3 months.

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HOME, From Page 3

It is companionship rather than ownership; for many of us would debate whether we own the pet, or whether the pet owns us. Whatever the time of year, please make adoption your first option and give a deserving shelter animal a chance at a forever, loving home. On behalf of the dogs and cats who cannot speak for themselves, we want to thank you for your love and support. P.A.W.S. Humane Center is at 200 Charles A. Liddle Drive, Lawrenceburg, for more information or hours call 1-812-5770829 or visit www.pawsofdearborncounty.org. Becky Foster is P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County Humane Center director.


The Dearborn County Register & The Rising Sun Recorder/Ohio County News, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012; The Harrison Press, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012-9

Libraries host holiday fun for all

By Chandra L. Mattingly Staff Reporter cmattingly@registerpublications.com

No matter what gifts you may still need to buy, take time to enjoy holiday activities! In downtown Aurora, Miracle on Main kicks off with a Christmas Tree Lighting and lighted Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. The parade has a religious theme, but Santa participates as well. Various activities continue every weekend thereafter, many based at the Aurora Lions Club Building, Second and Main streets, where a complete Dickens village awaits visitors. Several events are sponsored by Aurora Public Library District, as are some activities in Lawrenceburg and Logan by the Lawenceburg Public Library District. Christmas Books and Cookies will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at both the Aurora and Dillsboro libraries. The follow day, Sunday, Dec. 2, live reindeer will visit the Aurora Lions Club Building, where children and adults can pet and learn about them. Astronomy movies, two per hour, will be featured

Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Aurora library between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m, and a Christmas Treats program will be there Thursday, Dec. 13. The always-popular Theatre IV will offer Santa’s Enchanted Workshop at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at St. John’s School, Third and Mechanic streets. And the Reindeer Reserve will bring back the live reindeer Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16, again at the Aurora Lions Club Building. At Lawrenceburg Public Library, December activities kick off with Winter Wonderland from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The wonders begin with The Friends Great Cookie Sale at 10 a.m., accompanied by a holiday harp concert. At 11 a.m., the “one-and-only” Leonardo performs his high energy, live music concert with a holiday twist, and at noon, Santa stops by for a visit. LPL’s annual Gingerbread House Workshop is at 12:30 p.m., followed by crafts for adults at 1 p.m. and

celtic holiday music with Kelly and Emily Ann Thompson at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, a holiday concert will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. at the North Dearborn Branch Library, Logan. Winter Wonderland will repeat with some of the same activities Saturday, Dec. 15, at the North Dearborn Branch. The Friends Great Cookie Sale begins at 10 a.m., then Cincinnati Kinderballet will perform A ChristSee FUN, Page 10

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10-The Dearborn County Register & The Rising Sun Recorder/Ohio County News, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012; The Harrison Press, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

SAFETY, From Page 7

Many times shoppers visit the car frequently during shopping excursions and store gifts in the trunk, only to return for more shopping. Thieves recognize there may be a bounty of merchandise inside. First and foremost, all items in the car should be stored out of sight to deter interest in your vehicle. Secondly, make sure that the car is locked and that the security system (if there is one) is engaged, as merchandise in a car is not often covered by standard auto insurance policies. In addition, park as close as you can to the store entrance or beneath a bright light. Poor visibility encourages thieves.

Watch your wallet

Cash is a very attractive prospect for thieves because it is largely untraceable and easily spent. While shoppers who want to curb high credit card bills might favor cash, it is important not to carry too much around. Spread out purchases over a few days so that you do not

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From Page 9 mas Carol at 11 a.m. Santa will visit at noon while harpist

have to carry large quantities of cash. When using an ATM at the mall or at the bank, always be aware of your surroundings, including fellow customers. It may be worth paying multiple service fees to withdraw small amounts of cash rather than withdrawing a large amount of money that thieves can target. Remove extraneous credit cards when shopping. Should your wallet be stolen or go missing, this will eliminate the number of accounts that thieves can use and also cuts down on the number of accounts that need to be closed out. You should never carry your social security card in your wallet because this increases your risk of being victimized by identity theft.

Request to sign for packages

Many shipping carriers have eliminated the need for package recipients to sign for merchandise. Recipients can now choose to have boxes and bags left outside the front door. To decrease the risk of theft, always choose to sign for packages, regardless of how safe your neighborhood may be.

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The Dearborn County Register & The Rising Sun Recorder/Ohio County News, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012; The Harrison Press, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012-11

TREE, From Page 6

Choose the right location. When looking for the right place to set up your natural tree, it’s best to choose a spot that’s cool and free of drafts. The tree should not be placed near heat sources, including appliances, fireplaces or vents, because such heat sources create a safety hazard and can make it difficult for the tree to retain moisture. There should also be ample space between the top of the tree and the ceiling. Place some covering on the ground beneath the tree. Even a freshly cut natural tree will shed needles over the course of the holiday season. Before placing the stand in the location you’ve chosen, put

some type of covering, such as a tree bag, beneath the stand so it’s easier to gather all those needles once the holiday season has ended. Remember that natural trees are thirsty. Men and women who have never had a natural Christmas tree in the past might be surprised at just how thirsty natural trees get. The stand’s reservoir should have lots of water, which should never dip below the stump. If the water dips below the stump, you might be forced to cut a little more off the bottom of the trunk to ensure the tree will make it through the holiday season. That can be a hassle once the tree has been decorated, so be sure to check the water in the reservoir at least once per day to maintain adequate water levels.

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December Events

Winter Wonderland @ LPL

Saturday, December 1 • 10 AM - 3:30 PM • Lawrenceburg Public Library A day of fun for the whole family! The Friends Great Cookie Sale begins at 10 AM. Purchase your favorite cookies while enjoying a Holiday Harp Concert. At 11 AM, the one-and-only Leonardo performs his high energy, live music concert with a Holiday twist. At 12 PM, Santa stops by for a visit. Our annual Gingerbread House Workshop is at 12:30 PM. Stick around for afternoon fun with Crafts for Adults at 1 PM and Celtic Holiday Music with Kelly and Emily Ann Thompson beginning at 2 PM.

Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 8 • 12 PM - 2 PM • North Dearborn Branch Harpist Donna Jo Tucker performs your favorite Holiday selections while Friends of the Library are invited to an Apron Making Workshop to prepare for the Great Cookie Sale coming next week.

Teen Gaming Club

Monday, December 10 • 3:30 PM • Lawrenceburg Public Library Teens are invited to play Wii games, discuss Manga, share fan art, and enjoy snacks

Books Without End

Tuesday, December 11 • 2 PM • Lawrenceburg Public Library Stop by to talk about your favorite book

Winter Wonderland @ NDB

Saturday, December 15 • 10 AM • North Dearborn Branch The Friends Great Cookie Sale begins at 10 AM. Stop by to purchase your favorite cookies by the pound. At 11 AM, Cincinnati Kinderballet performs A Christmas Carol. At 12 PM, Santa visits to hear holiday wishes while harpist Donna Jo Tucker performs. Stick around for a wreath making demonstration by Casey’s Outdoor Solutions. Someone in attendance will win the wreath!

Coffee and Conversation

Saturday, December 15 • 10:30 AM • Lawrenceburg Public Library Gather around the fireplace at LPL to discuss current topics making news. Discussion is led by Dan Toon. Enjoy complimentary coffee courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Movies & Munchies: Brave

Wednesday, December 26 • 2 PM • North Dearborn Branch Thursday, December 27 • 2 PM • Lawrenceburg Public Library Catch a family movie on the big screen. Light refreshments served.

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12-The Dearborn County Register & The Rising Sun Recorder/Ohio County News, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012; The Harrison Press, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

AURORA'S

Miracle on Main Street

Weekends November 25th through December 16th Opening Evening Events Sunday November 25

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Lighted Christmas Parade & Arrival of Santa 6pm Door Prizes 7pm (Must be present to win) Toy Display & Dickens Village Display 5-8pm Southeastern Indiana Art Guild Art & Craft Fair 4-7pm (Located in the Schuck Building)

Live Reindeer

Holiday Pet Parade

Sunday, December 2 & Sunday, December 16 • 1-4pm

Sunday December 9 • 2pm

Sponsored by the Aurora Public Library District Foundation

Parade forms at corner of Second & Bridgeway Streets

Theatre IV Presents

Dome Theatre

Santa's Enchanted Workshop

Season of Light • Star of Bethlehem

Saturday, December 15 • 1pm & 4:30pm *St. Johns Lutheran School

Saturday, December 8 • 10am & 2pm *Aurora Public Library

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Ongoing Activities Include

Live Music • FREE Photos With Santa • Toy Display • Dickens Village • Craft Projects Main Street Christmas Carolers Performing Throughout Downtown! *All events located at the corner of Second & Main Streets in the Aurora Lions Building unless noted

Complete Schedule of Events is Available at: www.aurora.in.us


2012 Holiday Guide