WayNet News
Volume 02, Issue 12-19

NEW MEMBER WELCOME!
WayNet welcomes new member, the Independent Center. Email them for more information about their programs or drop by their new location at 201 South Fifth Street in Richmond.
  Email: ilcein@ruralteck.com

PRESIDENT CLINTON CHOOSES MUSEUM IMAGE FOR CHRISTMAS CARD
President Clinton has selected a painting from the Richmond Art Museum's permanent collection to be used on his Christmas card this year. The painting, "Christmas Eve in Washington Square", was painted in 1937 by Guy Carlton Wiggins who exhibited at the museum in 1921, 1930, and 1937.
  http://www.richmondartmuseum.org/collection/wiggins-guy.htm

 

ADVICE FOR DESPERATE MEN
As a public service to men who have never in recorded history bought a satisfactory present for the women in their lives, this column offers detailed advice on how to choose gifts for women.  (Hint: It doesn't have to be expensive!)
  http://www.qconline.com/myword/advice2.html

 

LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS
Looking for some last minute ideas? Check out our listing of locally produced or locally featured items at:
  (link removed)

Would you like to surprise someone with a computer this holiday - but didn't think it was in the budget?

The Indiana University East IT Department is selling used Dell & Gateway surplus computers for $200-$300. All PC's include Windows 98, a 17 inch monitor, a keyboard and a mouse. (The computers do not include a modem or speakers.) To see a complete listing of what is available, go to the Bursar's office in Whitewater Hall.

Contact the Bursar's Office at 973-8332 or Information Technology at 973-8555 if you have questions.

 

CHRISTMAS STORIES & TRADITIONS
Links to crafts, traditions, stories, and a "write to Santa" section.
  http://www.santasearch.com/

Enjoy reading a brief history of Santa.
  http://www.santalady.com/history.html

Learn about Christmas celebrations around the world.
  http://techdirect.com/christmas/cele2.html

Boxing Day is celebrated in the British Isles - What is Boxing Day?
  http://homepages.tesco.net/~derek.berger/holidays/boxingday.html

Christmas cards were first printed in 1843. Learn more about this tradition.
  http://www.oldfashionedliving.com/holidays/cmascards.html

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
  http://www.barricksinsurance.com/virginia.html

So, what exactly *ARE* the twelve days of Christmas?
  http://www.howstuffworks.com/christmas16.htm

Read "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
  http://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/Gift_of_the_Magi.html

Religious Christmas Links
  http://www.techdirect.com/christmas/religion.html

The Christmas Story, according to the Book of Luke
  http://www.fischersplace.com/christmas/meaning.htm

The Book of Matthew discusses the first Christmas
  http://www.christmas.com/pe/1449

A new tradition for Wayne County! ~ CHRISTMAS TRAIN FANTASY LAND ~ in the Louis Dow Building at North 10th and D St. (also known as Charlie's ...or the old Bartel's warehouse building). This special model train display is a holiday treat from members of the Richmond Area Railroad Society. Open 12:00 Noon to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday through the 31th of December.
  http://www.railroaddays.org/events/christmas/index.htm

 

CHRISTMAS CAROLS & SONGS
Christmas Songs and Carols
  http://www.christmas-carols.net/

More Christmas Songs
  http://www.night.net/christmas/songs12.html-ssi

Modern Christmas Carols
  http://www.santasearch.com/resources.asp?PID=1&CatID=4

Did you know the song "Up On the House Top" was written by B.R. Hanby in nearby New Paris, Ohio?
  http://washingtonmo.com/christmas/lyric/1046.htm

 

HOLIDAY CRAFTS & GAMES & ACTIVITIES
Instructions for making an evergreen wreath.
  http://houseandhome.msn.com/Decorate/MakeanEvergreenWreath0.aspx

Looking for a Christmas video to rent? Try one of these.
  http://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/christmas_movie.html

Build a Gingerbread House (Beginners: check the "links" page)
  http://www.gingerbreadlane.com/

Build a virtual snowman! (Macromedia Shockwave required)
  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/graphics/entertainment/snowman.htm

 

TRACK SANTA'S SLEIGH ON CHRISTMAS EVE
NORAD Tracks Santa on Christmas Eve
  http://www.noradsanta.org/english/home/index.html

NASA Tracks Santa on Christmas Eve
  http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/home/seasonal/SantaTrackHome.html
  (requires a Java enabled browser)

 

ADDITIONAL WINTER HOLIDAY LINKS
Read the story of Chanukah (or Hanukkah) & learn the traditions.
  http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday7.htm

Learn about Kwanzaa
  http://www.globalindex.com/kwanzaa/

Learn about Ramadan
  http://www.holidays.net/ramadan/

 

CHECK FLIGHT STATUS
Find out if the flight is on time before heading to the airport to pick up Grandma....

RealTime FightTracker
  http://www.flytecomm.com/cgi-bin/trackflight

Indianapolis International Airport
  http://www.indianapolisairport.com/fidssite/fidsindex.html

Dayton International Airport
  http://12.37.116.52/Dayton/

 

CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS
Indiana Road Conditions
  http://www.in.gov/isp/roadinfo/weather.html

Ohio Road Conditions
  http://www.odotonline.org/rwis/default.asp

Kentucky Road Conditions
  http://www.kytc.state.ky.us/Traffic_Center/Road_Report_Maps.htm

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Best wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season!

  Jane <|:-)}}}


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