In the early days of the automobile, Wayne County was home to at least 10 auto makers. These autos were known for their innovative features and high quality. Indiana is once again is producing cars, including Honda, Subaru and Toyota. Local manufacturers continue to service this industry.
All it takes is a quick power blip for us to appreciate how much we've come to depend on having a dependable supply of electricity. That said, it's late winter in Indiana and that can mean ice storms and power interruptions. Make sure your family is prepared and bookmark our utilities page for easy access to your local power company.
Need health insurance? Enroll at HealthCare.gov by March 15th to receive coverage by April 1st. Have questions you need answered before signing up? Ask one of these certified navigators or call your local insurance agent. Check out these key points about the Exchange from Anthem and MDWise.
On Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m., local author and reference librarian, Steve Martin will be presenting a book talk and humorous presentation looking at tales of rampaging women and rampant whiskey drinking. These stories form an untold part of history in taverns along the Old National Road during the 19th Century. The book, "Wayne County Women & Whiskey: Wild & Wooly Times in Early Hoosier Taverns on the Old National Road" has over 400 images that help tell the story. A book signing will follow the program, which will take place in the Bard Room at Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 North Sixth Street, Richmond. Books will be for sale for $20. Free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, call 765.966.8291
For the casual art enthusiast or the engaged art lover, Taste of the Arts Tuesdays caters to all levels of art interests. Join RAM at Room 912 over lunch for Taste of the Arts Tuesdays, where you will have a fine catered meal and engage in various art activities and discussions! This week will feature " Jewelry" led by Samantha Miller. Call 765.966.0256 or e-mail RAM to reserve your spot!
In 1930 when Juila Meek Gaar started the Wayne County Historical Museum, her biggest goal was to share the objects and knowledge that she had acquired from all over the world. Often Julia would give talks about the items she had brought back and her travels. In keeping with this wonderful tradition, the Museum will present its annual Spring Speaker Series. During the month of March on Saturday afternoons at 2:00 p.m., enjoy an array of speakers. On March 15th Steve Martin, will present "Wayne County Women & Whiskey, The Temperance Movement in Wayne County " Special admission for Speaker Series: Adults $5.00, Students 6-18 $2.00, Children 5 & under Free, Members Free. For more information, call 765.962.5756.
"Up in the U.P.," a program for all ages discovering the culture and history of the upper peninsula of Michigan through original stories, songs and conversation. Learn about ski jumping, iron mining, Cornish pasties, Finnish saunas, and the many people that came together to create a vibrant, eclectic society unique to this area. Held at the Hagerstown Library, 10 West College Street at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12th. For more information, call 765.489.5632.
View the sights and listen to the sounds of night at the Arboretum with a hike over the road and trail system at the Arboretum. Join Stephanie McCurdy who will lead a Moonlight Hike (Worm Moon) at Hayes Arboretum from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15th. Meet at the Nature Center. Gates at 801 Elks Road (Arboretum Main Entrance) will open at 7:00 P.M. Refreshments available. Call 765.962.3745 to pre-register. $3.00/person for non-members, free for members.
Morrisson-Reeves Library is hosting a free tax filing service with certified tax preparers from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday during February. This service is free and open to local residents. Please come prepared with the necessary receipts and documentation. No appointments taken for this service. First come, first served.
Hayes Arboretum's west side property is now open with regular hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. A variety of classes are planned for this summer for grades pre-K through 8th. Download the ArbQuest class brochure and get your child signed up soon. For more information, call 765.962.3745.
Morrisson-Reeves Library is gathering community feedback as part of its strategic planning process and they want your opinions! Please take a few moments to fill out this survey and let them know what's important to have at your local library, what's less important, and the ideas you have that will make Morrisson-Reeves an outstanding library for the next 150 years!
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