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By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 06:37 pm: Edit Post

Give your child a Head Start!!

CAECI Head Start of Wayne County is currently enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year.

We are a free, early childhood education, school readiness program with full and half day sessions for Wayne County residents who have children between the ages of 3-5 and are income eligible. Meals and transportation (in most areas) are provided daily.

Want to learn more? Visit our main office at 1845 W. Main Street, Richmond to fill out an application or call Maggie at 765.966.7733 ext 245. Let CAECI Head Start help your child succeed!


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 19, 2017 - 03:11 pm: Edit Post

$1.5M Project Rebuilding State Road 38 Bridge in Hagerstown Starts June 26
Supplied Map: Hagerstown w/Bridge Noted
Sunesis Construction Company plans to begin work on or after Monday, June 26 on a $1.5 million project that will rebuild and widen the State Road 38 bridge over a tributary of the Whitewater River located one-half mile west of State Road 1 in Hagerstown. The existing structure was built in 1957.

Crews will be paving the shoulders of State Road 38 to prepare for shifting traffic during construction. Utility crews are currently in the area relocating service lines. Motorists should be alert for flaggers directing traffic around work for about three weeks.

State Road 38 will remain open with a reduced work zone speed limit of 25 mph during bridge construction. After Independence Day, a temporary traffic-control signal will be installed to regulate both directions of traffic across one open lane on the bridge while the structure is rebuilt one-half at a time.

The new bridge is expected to be open to traffic before the end of this year. Once complete, the new bridge will consist of two 12-foot lanes, 4-foot shoulders, and a 6-foot sidewalk on the south side of the bridge.

Sunesis is also rebuilding the nearby State Road 1 bridge over Interstate 70. One lane of traffic in each direction is currently shifted to the east half of the bridge. A strict ten-foot width limit is in place for all vehicles crossing the State Road 1 bridge over I-70.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 19, 2017 - 03:02 pm: Edit Post

Online Degree in Informatics Prepares Students for Cutting-Edge Careers

Indiana University East will offer a Bachelor of Science in Informatics degree online beginning fall 2017.

The degree program is in collaboration with Indiana University Online, and jointly includes IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and IU Southeast. The program encompasses 120 credit hours and is designed to enhance potential for careers in web development, supply chain management, medical records, systems analysis, biotechnology and public relations.

"IU East is excited to begin offering this online degree program that will teach students the leading-edge computing skills that are in demand today in a variety of career areas," said Michelle Malott, executive vice chancellor of Academic Affairs. "Informatics uses technology for organizing digital information and supporting 'big picture' thinking and complex problem solving, some of the most sought-after skills by employers today."

Dean of the School of Business and Economics Bob Mulligan said the informatics degree is an exciting interdisciplinary area at the cutting edge of computer science and real-world applications, particularly in healthcare, market research, and business administration.

“IU East’s B.S. in Informatics graduates have always been highly sought after in industry and the program already enjoys an enviable placement record,” Mulligan said. “This program gives students an excellent background in computer programming and analytics. I find it especially exciting that we can now participate in an online collaborative program to deliver this degree, offering the best the IU system has to offer, combined with the flexibility of an online program. Online delivery is a natural for any program which produces information technology professionals.”

The Bachelor of Science in Informatics is designed for working students, including those with prior credits or an associate degree. Students will learn how information is collected, cultivated and organized digitally. They also will learn how to use informatics to solve complex problems involving privacy, security and education as they relate to large societal issues such as poverty, the environment and health care.

“The online Bachelor of Science in Informatics prepares students for careers in information technology, taught by expert faculty in enterprise computing, computer programming, database administration, and applications development. This program prepares its graduates to compete and collaborate in a dynamic global environment,” Mulligan said.

Following IU Online's innovative approach, the degree will enable students to be admitted to one IU campus but learn from faculty and network with students throughout the IU system. The campuses will collaborate to offer coursework to increase student flexibility and convenience and to increase degree completion.

To meet degree requirements within four years, students should complete 30 credit hours each year, minus transferred credits. Tuition for the online Bachelor of Science in Informatics will be approximately $220 per credit hour for in-state students and $320 per credit hour for out-of-state students, plus fees.

Information about the Bachelor of Science in Informatics online degree completion program is available at http://www.iue.edu/online/.

About IU East and IU East Online Programs
Indiana University East has an enrollment of nearly 4,500 students. IU East is both a traditional campus that excels in innovative learning options and a virtual campus with select online degree completion programs. The university’s customized bachelor’s and master’s programs – a portfolio of over 50 degree program options – anticipate the growing needs of citizens in the region, state and nation.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 19, 2017 - 02:16 pm: Edit Post

Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive
Supplied Graphic: 4-H Blood Drive
Tuesday, Jun 20 2017
4:00PM - 8:30PM
Kuhlman Center, 861 N. Salisbury Road, Richmond

Click here to sign up! or email jbarrett@indianablood.org
Thank you for your support!

Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email Eligibility.

Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day to ensure hospital patients near and far have more tomorrows and brighter futures.

More questions? Feel free to contact: Jennifer Barrett.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 05:44 pm: Edit Post

Richmond Shakespeare Festival to Open Its 2017 Summer Season with The Merry Wives of Windsor and Cymbeline!

Poisonous queens, mischievous letters, jealous lovers, mysterious identities: Richmond Shakespeare Festival is back and preparing to light up Wayne County’s summer season.

Presenting The Merry Wives of Windsor and Cymbeline as a dynamic pairing in rotating repertory, the productions will be created by a brilliant cast and crew of AEA and non-AEA professionals, college-age interns, and volunteers sourced from as far as New York City and as near as Richmond itself.
Supplied Photo: Actors from The Merry Wives of Windsor
Opening this summer’s season is The Merry Wives of Windsor - a raucous ride of tomfoolery, wit, and plenty of pranks. Two wealthy wives and are wooed by the ridiculous Falstaff - caught out in his try for their husband’s money by sending identical love letters to them both. When they decide to teach him an unforgettable lesson, merry madness ensues. Set in a Midwestern hunting lodge and attuned to modern sensibilities, director Kristin Clippard calls it a “flat-out comedy” relatable to any era.
Supplied Photo: Actors from Cymbeline
Alternating performances with the same cast is Shakespeare’s Cymbeline –a haunting fairy tale of battles, intrigue, and jealousy. The stakes are life and death as lovers test their loyalty to each other and to their king. Starring Actor’s Equity Association member Joe Vincent as Cybeline, RSF brings an esteemed artist to one of the few plays of Shakespeare’s canon in which he has never appeared.

Leading this company and directing Cymbeline is Producing Artistic Director, Patrick Flick, also Executive Director of the international Shakespeare Theatre Association. On visiting Richmond, he says “Anytime is a good time to come to Richmond, but the summer is really the best. Come see some of the only Shakespeare being produced right here in beautiful Wayne County. We’re an hour and change from Cincinnati and Indianapolis, and even closer to Dayton and other surrounding communities.”

The Festival performs in the Starr-Gennett Pavilion in the beautiful Whitewater Gorge Park at 201 S. First Street in Richmond Indiana. Tickets are available online at www.richmondshakes.org, or by calling 765.373.9022.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 01:24 pm: Edit Post

Richmond Rotary Club Plans Centennial Celebration
Supplied Graphic: June 27, 2017 Richmond Rotary Centennial Celebration
Everyone is invited to attend the Richmond Rotary Club's 100th Year Celebration on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Entry is free to the public, but individual activities and foods will be sold separately.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:54 pm: Edit Post

Senior Adult Ministry June Meeting

Seniors in the community are invited to the Senior Adult Ministry from 6 pm to 7:30 pm on June 27 at the Centerville United Methodist Church. This “getting to know you meeting” will be held in the church’s fellowship hall.

This is a non-denominational Ministry that offers fun activities, fellowship and Christian support for those who are 50 years old or older. The group meets at 6 pm the last Tuesday of each month with the meeting place to be announced.

One of the goals of the Ministry is to engage senior adults from other churches, other groups and the community in general. Leading the group are Clara Bulmer and Beverly Kirby along with the Rev. Judi Marshall.

Bring your favorite finger foods to share and invite your friends and neighbors to join the festivities.

If you have questions about the Senior Adult Ministry, please call FUMC offices at 765-962- 4357 or email secretary@richmondfirstumc.org.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 04:17 pm: Edit Post

Hoosier Opportunity Workshop
Supplied Postcard: Hoosier Opportunity with Renee Doty
This workshop, Hoosier Opportunity with Renee Doty, will explore Hoosier Opportunity, a website where employers can post jobs for Jay, Randolph and Wayne Counties. It will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Innovation Center, 814 East Main Street, Richmond. Register online or call 765.962.8151.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, April 24, 2017 - 06:58 pm: Edit Post

Nettle Creek Players Returns to Hagerstown after 20 Years

Tickets now on Sale for Revival Season of the Historic Summer Theatre

Nettle Creek Players, a 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization, will present its Summer Stock Tent Theatre Season featuring productions of “THE FANTASTICKS,” “THUMBELINA,” “BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET,” and the NCP Young Actors Musical Theatre Workshop. Performances of THE FANTASTICKS will be at 7:30pm on July 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22 with BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET at 2:00pm on July 9, 16 & 23 and THUMBELINA at 11:00am and 1:00pm on July 15 & 22, 2017. The Workshop will be offered from July 11-23, 10:00am-3:00pm. All performances and workshops will take place in the Nettle Creek Players Show Tent on Main Street in downtown Hagerstown, Indiana with the rain location of the Opera House stage in the Historic Hagerstown Museum at 96 ½ E. Main St. in downtown Hagerstown on Indiana State Highways 1 & 38.

Tickets for THE FANTASTICKS and BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET are $15 per person. Tickets for THUMBELINA are $5 per person. Season tickets for all three shows are $35 and includes unlimited tickets to see THE FANTASTICKS as well as a special “Subscribers Gift.” Tuition for the Workshop is $100 per student and scholarships are available. Tickets and workshop registration can be purchased at www.nettlecreekplayers.com or at Facebook/NettleCreekPlayers. Single Tickets will be available in person at the Hagerstown Museum, Hagerstown Library and Everyday is Christmas & Sidewalk Café in downtown Hagerstown and by phone at 765-212-8127 beginning June 12.

“THE FANTASTICKS” by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt is the world's longest running musical - running for over 50 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over. In this funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall, the narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow". “BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET” is a concert-style music revue featuring some of the greatest songs from the history of Broadway as well as a special look back at the history of Nettle Creek Players with NCP Alumni dropping in as special guests at select performances. “THUMBELINA” is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson story of the wish-come-true child, the size of her mother’s thumb, who is stolen away by Mother Toad to become a wife for her croaking son. She escapes and embarks on many adventures aided by friendly fish and birds, impeded by a mayfly and given shelter by a mouse and mole whose ulterior motives, revealed in song, cause her to fly off with her friend, the swallow, to seek a new life among the flower fairies.

The 2017 Nettle Creek Players Summer Stock Tent Theatre Season marks the historic organization’s return to downtown Hagerstown after an absence of almost 20 years. The program has been the hallmark of the organization since its founding in 1971. The “Summer Stock Tent Theatre” is one of only three remaining such programs in the country after what was, from the 1920’s through the 1970’s, a vibrant aspect of many smaller communities across the nation with hundreds of summer stock and dozens of tent theatres carrying on the traditions of “stock” theatre and even more historic “show wagons” that brought live entertainment into rural communities with limited access to live theatre and have been a fixture of the cultural life of America since early in the 19th Century. The project begins with recruiting and hiring a seasonal staff of professional and emerging professional actors, designers, directors and technicians to live in Hagerstown for several weeks in the summer while they rehearse and perform for the public a series of three different theatre pieces in repertory in a giant circus tent on Main Street in downtown Hagerstown. The shows generally include a traditional Broadway musical, a concert-style musical revue and a Family Theatre show for younger audiences. In addition to the plays and musicals, the actors also serve as teachers of a Young Actors Workshop which provides opportunities to area students ages 12-17 to learn acting and performance skills from the visiting artists and to perform in the Family Theatre production alongside their teachers. There is also a college-level internship program within the structure of the project which gives college students and emerging professionals the opportunity to have hands-on experience in all aspects of theatre production and performance as they work alongside the visiting professional artists for the entire summer season. The professional artists are recruited at the annual Unified Professional Theatre Auditions (www.upta.org) in Memphis, Tennessee where the Executive Artistic Director joins more than 100 other theatres to screen more than 900 actors, directors, designers and technicians from all over the country who are seeking seasonal and year-round employment. By drawing from this pool of highly trained and pre-screened candidates, Nettle Creek Players can ensure audiences that the artistic nature of the summer productions will be of the highest possible quality and meet the highest of professional standards. Auditions were also held in Indianapolis and in Hagerstown to give regional and local artists an opportunity to compete for positions in the summer company.

The professional actors that will form the 2017 company include the following: Jeremy Littlejohn, former Artistic Director of the Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres; Matthew C. Scott of Orbisonia Pennsylvania who recently completed a national tour of “Million Dollar Quartet”; Griff Bludworth, a graduate of Xavier University and Cincinnati native; Wendell Hester, a graduate of Valdosta State University and veteran of Peach State Summer Theatre; Ball State University graduating senior Olivia Schaperjohn who has performed at the Clinton Showboat Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare Festival; Ball State graduate and Indianapolis resident Katie Jones who was recently seen at Theatre on the Square; and former Muncie Civic Theatre director, Losantville native, Ball state grad and Chicago actor Marty Grubbs. Music Director and THUMBELINA director will be Dr. Julie Lyn Barber, Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Western Kentucky University.

The artistic quality of the project is overseen by Executive Artistic Director Darrin Murrell (www.darrinmurrell.com) who has worked as a professional actor, director, producer and educator for over 30 years with theatres across the country. He is a member of Actors Equity Association, the professional union for actors. He has developed and managed numerous Young Actors Workshop educational programs in Rome, New York, Chicago, Portland, Oregon and Muncie, Indiana. He is former Executive Director of Muncie Civic Theatre, and has served as President of the Indiana Community Theatre League and Regional Representative to the American Association of Community Theatres. Mr. Murrell will direct both THE FANTASTICKS and BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET.


For tickets and information visit www.nettlecreekplayers.com and Facebook/NettleCreekPlayers or call 765-212-8127.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 05, 2017 - 03:16 pm: Edit Post

Build a Better World at MRL
Supplied Graphic: Build a Better World Summer Reading Program
Summer is a great time to build and create and have fun with friends! Morrisson-Reeves Library is the perfect place to help your imagination take off!

Join us this summer for books, movies, music, activities and fun… and together we can build a better world.

The Morrisson-Reeves Library Summer Reading and Activities Program runs from June 12 – July 29 with plenty of chances to intrigue imaginations. Library users of all ages can pick-up more information and participate in the activities at Morrisson-Reeves Library or online at MRLinfo.org.

The library will be jam packed with 40 events and activities. See several signature events like; Snakehead Ed's Snakes Alive show on June 8th, Sail the Seven Seas with the Pirate Show on June 21 and be a part of history with our domino event, Book the Plaza on July 29.

For a complete list of summer fund events, search MRLinfo.org or call the library at 765.966.8291.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 02:11 pm: Edit Post

Free Dental Service for Veterans on June 24, 2017 at Aspen Dental
Supplied Flyer: Dental Care for Veterans
Aspen Dental, at 2746 National Road East, Richmond is offering free dental care to Veterans on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, first come, first served. The dentists and teams from Aspen Dental will treat your most urgent dental needs and provide you with educational materials following your appointment. Be ready to present your military ID or DD214 form.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 04:28 pm: Edit Post

Egyptian Adventure Camp at the Wayne County Historical Museum
Supplied Flyer: Egyptian Adventure Camp
The Wayne County Historical Museum is offering some new summertime fun for kids this year! Egyptian Adventure Camp will be held July 10- 14, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The campers will explore ancient Egypt to find out what the people looked like, how they communicated, what they did for fun, what they built, and what their mummies were all about. This camp is for children entering grads 3, 4 or 5 in the fall. Cost is $55 for members or $60 for non-members. To register, call 765.962.5756.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:50 pm: Edit Post

HCI Home and Garden Tour

Historic Centerville’s 7 th annual Garden and Home Tour will be on Saturday, July 9, from 9-4 and Sunday July 9, from 11-4. The ice cream social will begin at 1 p.m. each day.

There are 7 gardens and a craft show at Jean Ann Mull’s for your enjoyment. Tours through the Mansion House will also be provided. The upstairs has gone through several changes and updates. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Mansion House at 214 E. Main Street or from June 19 – July 7 at the Centerville Library. Prices for the ice cream social are a la carte and will include pie, ice cream, and drinks. A discount will be given to ticket holders.

Proceeds go to the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion House, Salisbury log court house, and the railroad shack. Visitors may participate in the Garden Tour, the ice cream social or both.

There will be 2 city gardens, a craft show/garden, 4 country gardens, and a dahlia garden.

The Mansion House is celebrating 50 years as a museum this summer. Historic Centerville is proud to show the Museum and tell the story. We look forward to your attendance.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 04:02 pm: Edit Post

Wernle Groundbreaking!
Supplied Illustration: Administration Building
Wernle announces the groundbreaking event for Wernle's new administration building. Join us on Wednesday June 21, 2017 for the Hawk Groundbreaking. Please assemble at 1:30pm at the tent located on the new construction site near the campus apartments. Board Members, Donors, and Wernle Leadership will be attending.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 04:34 pm: Edit Post

Lunch with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb
Supplied Postcard: Lunch with the Governor
Join the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb to speak at Forest Hills Country Club on June 28, 2017. Tickets are $10 for Chamber members and $20 for non-Chamber members. RSVP online by June 21 at www.WCAreaChamber.org. For more info, contact the Chamber at 765.962.1511.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 02:18 pm: Edit Post

United Way Announces 2017 Summer Funding Cycle

An orientation designed for organizations seeking funding from the United Way of Whitewater Valley’s new summer funding initiative, Hand Up Guidance (HUG), is set for Tuesday, June 27.

The event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in room 3432 of Johnson Hall on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College Richmond.

HUG was established to serve the households in Wayne and Union counties who live above poverty but below the basic cost of living. In Wayne and Union counties, 24 and 26 percent of households, respectively, are unable to afford the basics of housing, food, healthcare, child care and transportation, according to a September 2016 report conducted by the Indiana Association of United Ways. Statewide, 908,000 households fit the same criteria, the report shows.

“Individuals and families are working jobs that are vital to the success of our communities and yet they continue to struggle with the basics,” says Amber Willeford, president of the United Way of Whitewater Valley. “As a United Way network we will continue to work to find solutions that will help our hard-working friends and neighbors.”

The first H.U.G. Initiative funding cycle will be based on food insecurity.  The U.S Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods or uncertain ability to acquire these foods in a socially acceptable way.  

“Through surveys, focus groups, community needs assessments, and national data, the United Way of Whitewater Valley has identified that food insecurity is at the top of the list of concerns for those walking a financial tightrope,” Willeford says. “We believe this is the starting point for our HUG initiative. If a child goes to school hungry, they can’t focus on learning. If an adult is worried about how they will be able to feed their family, they can’t concentrate on work. United Way of Whitewater Valley, along with community partners will be working to improve, develop, and/or expand access to a variety of food and toiletries for families that are struggling to make ends meet.”

Organizations wishing to apply for funding must concentrate on meeting the following target issue: To improve, develop, and/or expand access to a variety of food and toiletries for families that are struggling to make ends meet. Applicants must also prove they are meeting HUG’s target demographic, which includes families that are working, those with disabilities, or those who are enrolled in education whose household income exceeds qualifications for government assistance, but are still under financial strains to provide basic necessity.    

During the orientation, United Way staff and the HUG Committee will be sharing the work of the initiative as well as reviewing the funding application and timeline.

Anyone wanting more information about the United Way or its summer funding process is encouraged to contact the office directly at (765) 962-2700.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 04:30 pm: Edit Post

IU East to Offer New Online Program in Applied Health Science Beginning This Fall

Indiana University East will offer a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science degree online beginning fall 2017.

The degree program is in collaboration with Indiana University Online, and jointly includes IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and IU Southeast. The program encompasses 120 credit hours and is designed to enhance potential for career advancement in entry- and midlevel positions in health-related organizations. Two tracks will be offered: community health education and health administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science has been designed to provide a convenient, high-quality option for Indiana health workers with prior college credit or an associate degree. Students will take courses in health care delivery and leadership, health communication, policy, and ethics. They will learn about the economics of health care and receive foundational knowledge in legal matters. It will provide students with basic, technical and applied aspects of health science and help students apply that knowledge to a variety of career opportunities.

Executive Director for Academic Affairs Michelle Malott said IU East is excited to be offering a new online degree in Applied Health Science.

“By combining the expertise of our faculty in healthcare delivery and leadership with our expertise in online degree delivery, we will provide a pathway for students looking to advance their careers in healthcare to meet the growing demand in our region and across the state for nonclinical healthcare specialists,” Malott said. “We are also pleased that through a collaborative approach with other IU campuses, we will be able to offer students more flexibility in coursework to help them complete their degrees in a timely manner.”

Karen Clark, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, said the online degree program will meet the needs of students in the region.

“The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is excited about the opportunity to offer the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences to our current and future students,” Clark said. “The degree provides a route for those in health care fields to continue their education capitalizing on the expertise of those at IU regional campuses. The tracks in health administration/leadership and community education have the potential of positively impacting health care in our community and beyond.”

Following IU Online's innovative approach, the degree will enable students to be admitted to one IU campus but learn from faculty and network with students throughout the IU system. The campuses will collaborate to offer coursework to increase student flexibility and convenience and to increase degree completion.

To meet degree requirements within four years, students should complete 30 credit hours each year, minus transferred credits. Tuition for the online Bachelor of Science in Applied Health will be approximately $220 per credit hour for in-state students and $320 per credit hour for out-of-state students, plus fees.

Information about the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science online degree completion program is available at http://www.iue.edu/online/.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 05, 2017 - 06:36 pm: Edit Post

Hungrytown to Perform at Hagerstown Library on June 30th
Supplied Photo: Promotional Photo provided by Hungrytown

The Hagerstown Library presents a free concert by the internationally-acclaimed acoustic duo Hungrytown. Recently returned from the United Kingdom and New Zealand, this concert is part of a seven-month national and international tour which began in Florida in January.

Vermonters Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, who make up Hungrytown, have been touring professionally for nearly 15 years.

Hungrytown's songs and music have appeared in numerous television programs, including the IFC's Portlandia, Comedy Central's The Daily Show and Neftlix's new comedy, Lady Dynamite; as well as various documentaries and major sporting events ranging from NASCAR to Hockey Night in Canada. Their third and latest album, Further West, made the top 10 on the American Folk DJ charts for two months, and at least 14 "Best of 2015" lists.

Please see show info below:

Friday, June 30th, 7:00-8:00 PM
Hagerstown Library
10 West College St.
Hagerstown, IN 47346
765-489-5632
Admission: free.

Hungrytown's full calendar: http://hungrytown.net/concerts


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, May 08, 2017 - 07:50 pm: Edit Post

Registration Is Open for IU East's Run with the Wolves 5K

Indiana University East's Run with the Wolves 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, July 15. Registration is now open.

Runners and walkers will join more than 400 other participants for this year’s event on the IU East campus and run the Red Wolves' cross country course, located behind Hayes Hall. The event includes a free "Run with Rufus" 1K family run/walk.
Supplied Photo: Runners at the Start/Finish Line
All pre-registrants receive a Run with the Wolves tech shirt.

Day-of-race registration opens at 7 a.m. on July 15 at the Hayes Hall patio, located on the lower level of the building. The 5K run/walk starts at 8 a.m. followed by the "Run with Rufus" at 9:05 a.m. Awards will be presented at 9:25 a.m. at the Hayes Hall patio.

Run with the Wolves is part of the Wayne County Challenge series.

Register online at iue.edu/5K. The pre-registration cost is $20, and day-of registration is $25. Students in grades K-12 and college can pre-register for $15 or register on race day for $20.

Proceeds from the event will support student scholarship programs of the IU East Alumni Association.

For more information, contact Terry Wiesehan, director of Alumni Relations and Campus Events, at (765) 973-8221 or email twiesaha@iue.edu.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 04:14 pm: Edit Post

Starr-Gennett Foundation Presents "Music at the Club"
Supplied Flyer: Music at the Club
Starr-Gennett Foundation and Forest Hills Country Club will be hosting “Music at the Club” once a month for the next five months. The first event is Friday, June 16. Forest Hills Country Club is located at 2169 South 23rd Street in Richmond, IN.

Frank DeVito and friends will play jazz, country, classic rock and your requests. The cost is $10 per person. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for cash bar and food. The band will play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come and enjoy a great evening of music on June 16.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 02:48 pm: Edit Post

$1.5M Project Rebuilding State Road 38 Bridge in Hagerstown Starts May 12
Supplied Map: Hagerstown with Bridge Location Noted
Sunesis Construction Company plans to begin work next week on a $1.5 million project that will rebuild and widen the State Road 38 bridge over a tributary of the Whitewater River located one-half mile west of State Road 1 in Hagerstown. The existing structure was built in 1957.

Construction is scheduled to begin on or after Monday, June 12. Crews will be paving the shoulders of State Road 38 to prepare for shifting traffic during construction. Utility crews will also be in the area relocating service lines. Motorists should be alert for flaggers directing traffic around work for about three weeks.

State Road 38 will remain open with a reduced work zone speed limit of 25 mph during bridge construction. Later this month, a temporary traffic-control signal will be installed to regulate both directions of traffic across one open lane on the bridge while the structure is rebuilt one-half at a time.

The new bridge is expected to be open to traffic before the end of this year. Once complete, the new bridge will consist of two 12-foot lanes, 4-foot shoulders, and a 6-foot sidewalk on the south side of the bridge.

Sunesis is also rebuilding the nearby State Road 1 bridge over Interstate 70. One lane of traffic in each direction is currently shifted to the east half of the bridge. A strict ten-foot width limit is in place for all vehicles crossing the State Road 1 bridge over I-70.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 06:55 pm: Edit Post

Special Olympics Indiana Plans Golf Outing for July 8, 2017
Supplied Flyer: Golf Outing on July 8, 2017 Details
Special Olympics Indiana will hold a golf outing at the Richmond Elks Country Club on July 8, 2017 with a 12:30 p.m. start time. Sign up sheets can be found at Elks CC Pro Shop and Best One Tire. For more information, call John Place at 765.993.3330.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 05, 2017 - 02:42 pm: Edit Post

Centerville Library Announces Their June Events
Supplied Flyer: June Centerville Library Events
Call the Centerville Library at 765.855.5223 for complete details.


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