Area painters who regularly study and exhibit at Hagerstown Arts Place have paintings currently on display at the Richmond Art Museum, for its 113th annual exhibition. Featured artists include, from left, Lisa Pfenninger of New Castle; Jean Macauley of Muncie and Mary McCoy of Hagerstown. Arts Place manager Tom Butters also has a painting in the show. These artists and others will have original paintings on display at Arts Place from noon to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow, Dec. 7-8. Refreshments will be provided. Says Butters. 'There's nothing better than original art as a gift: it doesn't wear out, you won't outgrow it, and it never needs help from the geek squad. And original art becomes a family heirloom,' he says. Arts Place is regularly open 1-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Free art and violin lessons for adults and children are available, thanks to grants from the Wayne County Foundation. Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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SATURDAY, Dec. 7:
NA: 6 p.m. Keepin' It Simple, The Sanctuary.
Seabee Veterans of America Island X-4 New Castle: 9 a.m. breakfast meeting, New Castle VFW. Information: 765-749-0816. Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Christmas Walk: Downtown New Castle, 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Sponsored by the New Castle Chamber of Commerce, enjoy music, sights and sounds of the season and special welcomes from the business community.
Tony Sloan, fourth son of New Castle residents O'Ceola and Wanda Sloan, has led an eclectic life working in government, the military, as a professional fund raiser and international logistics expert. Monday, December 2, 2013
YORKTOWN - The Eldercare Locator's 11th Annual Home for the Holidays campaign is endorsed by LifeStream Services. The program encourages families to take time this holiday season to discuss critical end-of-life issues with their loved ones. A national survey by The Conversation Project found that nine in 10 Americans want to discuss their loved ones' and their own end-of-life care, but only about three in 10 have actually had these conversations. Saturday, November 30, 2013
Woodard completes training Air Force Airman 1st Class Tobias A. Woodard graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Woodard is the son of Russ Woodard of New Castle and Mary Barrett of Indianapolis. He is a 2007 graduate of Southport High School, Indianapolis. Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Sorosis Literary Club met at the Christian Church on Thursday, Nov. 14. Following the opening prayer, members enjoyed a delicious dessert prepared and served by Joan Paul and Mary Lou Cox. Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Waters of New Castle celebrated Veterans Day with speaker Harold Carithers, a retired World War II veteran with the U.S. Navy Air Force. Red, white and blue hats were given to each veteran who was honored for their service. Monty Sutton of the U.S. Air Force, recited a poem and closed in prayer. The veterans were served a homemade meal of chicken and dumplings by disabled U.S. Army veteran Jody Stewart. Piano music was provided by volunteer Madonna Mawk. Veterans honored were: John Limburg, U.S. Army; Jack Blevins, U.S. Marines; Phillip Stohler, U.S. Army; James Burris, U.S. Army; Richard Rogala, U.S. Air Force; James Branscum, U.S. Navy; Howard McDonald, U.S. Navy; Loren Fitzhugh, U.S. Air Force; Erna Sparks, U.S. Army and Albert Huffman, U.S. Army. Saturday, November 30, 2013
Marilyn (shown) and Mark Thompson of New Castle, won the drawing for the Underground Railroad quilt made by 16 ladies from the Spiceland Friends Church. The winning ticket was drawn by Lauren Guffey of New Castle at the 2 p.m. closing of their bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9. The 'quilting group' is putting together a smaller version of the quilt to display on a wall at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service. The group of ladies plan to continue their stitching and fellowship. Saturday, November 30, 2013
I have never gotten up in the middle of the night to shop. Maybe I'm just a shopping slacker. Oh, the holiday shopping will come - make no mistake. Only not this weekend. In fact, in my house, least of all this weekend. Thursday, November 28, 2013
In the latest NEIGHBORS-page giveaways, Lynn Meier of New Castle won "Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie" and Virginia Bryson of Spiceland won "Junior's Home Cooking." The Courier-Times congratulates both and thanks everyone who entered. Saturday, November 23, 2013
Linda Hundt knows a thing or two about pies. A 16-time national pie-baking champion, she believes in the ability of pies to spread good will, one bite at a time. Her new cookbook, "Sweetie-licious Pies (Skirt! books, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, $26.95) is as beautiful as her Grandma Rosella's Vanilla Custard Pie, Yankee Dixie Pie, Mocha Hot Hocolate Pie or Linda's Best Browned Butter Coconut Chess Pie. Saturday, November 23, 2013