“The Geek’s Diary” Week Two

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danielleSubstitute Driver “Bob”

Hey what’s up you guys?! It’s Dannielle.

This entire past week I had a substitute bus driver, “Bob,” and…it’s not really that big of a deal unless you are me.

My actual bus driver says I’m the most responsible one on the bus, so I have to tell “Bob” where each student lives. That means I’m responsible for each and every person getting home on time and not missing their house. That’s a lot of pressure for a middle schooler!

There was this boy… I missed his house twice two days in a row. I felt so bad. He’s a kindergartner, so I couldn’t see him from the front of the bus. :/

I can’t imagine what “Bob” feels like having to drive a route that he has never driven before. Then there are the kids, yelling and constantly getting into trouble. It keeps him from hearing what I’m saying, so he does miss a few people’s houses. It’s so annoying!

Anyway thanks for reading! Sorry I didn’t talk about potatoes like I mentioned in my last article, but I’m going to say it now… I’m most likely never going to talk about potatoes. Ha ha.

Well that’s about it…bye! *awkward wave*

Fun Fall & Halloween Opportunities This Weekend

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The leaves are telling us the season is in full swing, and there are things to do all over Wayne County to celebrate Fall!  Check it out:

fall leavesMorrison Reeves Library: Glow In The Dark

Tonight (October 17) from 6 -7 p.m.  Food, glow in the dark fun and games.  Free, no registration required.

 

 

haunted houseWayne County Historical Museum: Haunted Museum

Starting tonight (October 17) from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  A not- too- frightening fun time for the whole family!  Papa Murphy’s pizza, story telling by Ghouliana, spooky book readers and more.  Come in costume if you wish…Cost 5.00 adults, 3.00 children 3-17.  2 and under Free.  You can also enjoy this event on 10/18, 10/24 & 10/25.

Dougherty Orchard: Animals & Fall Fun

The orchard is open weekdays from 10 – 6 pm and Sunday noon to 6:00.  Enjoy all your Fall favorites including apple dumplings, mini cinnamon donuts, fresh apples, pumpkins, gourds and feed the animals in the large petting area.  Always a great family tradition.  This year little ones can enjoy an apple ride.  No entry fee.  Individual costs for food, and feeding animals apply.

Get out this weekend this weekend and enjoy the Fall colors!

“The Geek’s Diary” A New Column on GoWayneCounty.com

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danielle *A self-proclaimed “band geek” and youtuber, Dannielle Savage begins her new column this week with GoWayneCounty.com. Dannielle began writing at a very young age and is also a talented artist. She will be shedding some light on life as a young woman in Wayne County. But let’s let her introduce herself:

The Geek’s Diary

Now I’m sure that most of you have no idea who I am…so why not introduce myself. I’m now one of the writers on this very website. I’m not like the other writers though, I am an eighth grader in Wayne County. Now, what school? more on that later…  But seriously, I’m also a YouTuber on the channel Band Geek, where I post videos every other week. So when this goes up, I think it’s an off week so there should be one up the week after. Maybe. I don’t know, we’ll see.
Hmm…what else? Oh, I don’t know exactly what I’m going to be writing all the time. All I know is that I might intertwine my YouTube and this website, so you might be able to watch something I’m talking about on my channel. So that pretty much means I write about anything I want. One week I might talk about potatoes, and the next I might talk about what parents don’t understand about teenagers. So just stay tuned and see what crazy thing I’m writing about next week.

Well that’s about it…bye! *awkward wave

 

Buy A Bowl Feed A Friend: Empty Bowls Coming!

empty bowls flyer with IUE logo

empty bowls flyer with IUE logo

Calling All Writers and Poets!

morrisson reeves Poetry Contest post

If you create inspirational poetry and would love to see your masterpiece in print, you will be interested in the contest below offered by Morrisson Reeves Library.  (Being a Wayne County enthusiast can’t hurt either).  Good luck!

morrisson reeves Poetry Contest post

Oktoberfest Is Nearly Here! Tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2014

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oktoberfest picIf you are like us…we just love a good festival. And the annual Oktoberfest in the Depot District never disappoints!  Packed with great German food and drinks in the beer garden, live music, activities for the kids at Richmond Furniture Gallery and so much more.

The members of the Depot group really know how to organize a great festival that gets bigger every year.  (We even have family coming from out of town to enjoy the experience).  So pass the word…it’s tomorrow!

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Johnson brothers congratulate each other on winning the tricycle race at a past Oktoberfest. (photo GWC)

Tales From The Departed at Morrisson Reeves Library

Tales from the Departed Morrisson Reeves Library

Fun for all ages…and a great segway into the haunting hours of October:

Tales from the Departed Morrisson Reeves Library

Fountain City US 27 Closing Update From INDOT

News Release

FOUNTAIN CITY – Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plan to begin full-depth pavement repairs and resurfacing on U.S. 27 next week.

The project will require closing U.S. 27 to through traffic between the town’s incorporated limits for up to five days at a time beginning Monday, Sept. 22. Weather permitting, the highway closure is expected to repeat Monday through Friday for four consecutive weeks. The highway is expected to be closed for a maximum total of twenty days. Access to all local businesses and residents will remain available.

The official signed detour will direct through traffic on U.S. 27:
• Northbound – west on I-70, north on U.S. 35/Williamsburg Pk. (Exit 149B), and east on U.S. 36
• Southbound – west on U.S. 36, south on U.S. 35, and east on I-70 to U.S. 27 (Exit 151)

Representatives from INDOT and Milestone Contractors plan to be at the Fountain City municipal building (312 W. Main St.) on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss project plans and answer questions. The $640,000 contract calls for full-depth pavement repairs, a complete asphalt resurface, and the installation of curb ramps.

To receive INDOT news and information for Wayne County by email, subscribe here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INSTATE/subscriber/new. Updates are also available by liking Indiana Department of Transportation: East Central on Facebook and by following @INDOT_ECentral on Twitter.

To contact the INDOT East Central District Customer Service Center please call toll-free 1-855-463-6848 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or email eastcentralin@indot.in.gov.

For full details, view this message on the web.

Autumn Oaks Coming Today To Wayne County For 2014 National Event

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autumn oaks event 2014News Release
The United Kennel Club Autumn Oaks Participants will begin coming in this evening (Tuesday) through Sunday for the 2014 national event. 
This is the 54th year for the continually growing event since 1960. Most area hotels are close to a complete sell out as usual and Wayne County Tourism (Stacey Whichard, Chasity Templin and Mary Walker) have been working with their Vice president Tanya Raab and staff in Kalamazoo Michigan as well as several area businesses to assist with the preparation for the 23rd year of hosting this huge premier event in Richmond Wayne County.
autumn oaks puppiesOver 6,850 Participants and their families will stay, shop, dine, fuel up and explore Wayne County, providing a significant direct economic impact of over $1.3 million ($1,301,500.00) conservatively.
Richmond Wayne County welcomes back UKC & the thousands that call Richmond home each labor day week- weekend!
United Kennel club invites spectators to come out to the event, show schedules are posted on their website.

Mark Your Calendars for Oktoberfest 2014!

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WANTED: Vendors with unique food, antiques, local handmade items, or art are wanted for the annual Oktoberfest in the Historic Depot District, Richmond IN.  If you are interested please contact Rick or Samantha at 765 966 3614.  The date is September 27, 2014 10am – 7pm. There will be food, a beer garden, live music, games, and other local vendors.

Also you can be a sponsor of this event at levels of 2,500.00 (headline sponsor), 1,500.00 (stage sponsor), or 500.00 (billboard sponsor).  Call Rick Parker for more information on being a sponsor at the number above, or Norene Groth at 765-238-1766.

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Moving Sale! This Sunday, August 24 from 1-3 p.m.

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yellow kitty kaitlin

Kaitlin on left, her Momma on the right, at the Yellow Kitty Hair Salon

Moving Sale…Bon Voyage!

So one of the nicer things about having a family-run website is that we get to post things like this.

I’ve written for the site for about four years now and have posted over 600 blog posts and have never thought of promoting something personal.  But I just remembered–we can do that.

We’d like to ask you all to support our wonderful niece and great niece  in their long awaited dream which is now a reality–moving to California.  Kaitlin is graduating from the radiology program at Reid this week and in just a couple of weeks will be heading for California.

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Ella on left looking at bunny cages at the 4H Fair with cousin Mary Grace

We are so proud of all her hard work and dedication towards her education and her plans to move.  She must have been born a “California girl” because after her first visit there –it was in her blood.  And then meeting her fiancé was a bonus.   We do have a lot to offer here in Wayne County, but for those like Kaitlin who long for the ocean and sun–it’s a great fit.

This Sunday is a big Moving Sale to help them along their way and to lighten their load (they are packing all they need in a car).  So if you want some great deals on furniture, clothes, books, lamps, just about anything–you won’t want to miss this sale!

And you’ll be helping with a great adventure that has been a long time in coming for Kaitlin and Ella (and Christopher).  The sale is at 3585 Pleasant View Rd, this Sunday from 1-3 p.m.(also the address of Yellow Kitty Hair Salon–another family plug).  We hope to see you there from 1-3 p.m. and make sure you congratulate our girl on a job well done!

Richmond Civic Theatre Presents 500th Production: Shrek

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ryan theatre pic artsy

Ryan Shaw, who will portray Shrek, prepares for a previous performance at Civic Theatre

This weekend crowds will gather at Richmond Civic Theatre to celebrate their 500th show and to enjoy the cast and characters from Shrek the musical.

By all reports through social media, tickets are selling out fast.  So be sure to order your tickets online or you can visit the box office.  (box office hours are: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm).

The excitement is mounting for opening night which is tomorrow, August 15, 2014.  The show will run for two weekends, with matinees on Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Ryan Shaw, who will play the part of Shrek, has had a pivotal role as well in making this a community event.  Shrektacular was a big hit with kids and adults and was a great way to celebrate such a momentous occasion.  Cast members entertained crowds with songs from the show in their bright green Shrek t-shirts, and kids walked around with green Shrek ears.

Ryan shared that he is thrilled to have gotten this role, and after 14 years in Civic Theatre and dozens of shows Shaw adds that “Shrek is becoming my favorite show.”

Other members of the cast include Jeremy Williams, who will play Shrek’s sidekick “Donkey”, and Regina Branigan who will portray Fiona.  There will also be several children playing parts including Emerson Cozart who will be the Gingerbread Man.

With all the great talent from acting to professional make-up artists and backstage crews, this is bound to be a very special performance.  Break a leg! To all the cast and crew.  We can’t wait!

 

Catalyst 4Change: Awards Ceremony to Benefit Wernle

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Catalyst 4Change

is an awards ceremony which honors people at four levels (national, local, alumni and philanthropist) who have made a significant positive impact on the lives of youth.

Tim Brown of the Oakland Raiders

tim brown oakland raidersThis year’s national honoree is Tim Brown of the Oakland Raiders. The first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy, Brown has helped over 5 million children as a mentor and educator.  “In 1995, Brown became the National Chairman of Athletes & Entertainers for Kids and the related    9-1-1 for Kids.”  These efforts have helped children and teens through mentoring and educational programs.

In addition to the awards ceremony, Catalyst includes both a dinner and auction on September 25, 2014, 5:30-9:00pm at Forest Hills Country Club.  The cost is $100 for individuals $700 for a table of eight.  For reservations call 765-939-4565 or email masher@wernle.org

Proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit Wernle Children’s Home in Richmond IN.

Free Fun Fly: Hagerstown IN

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news release

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, August 16th is National Model Aviation Day.  The Hagerstown, IN RC Club is celebrating by hosting a Fun Fly from 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM at the Hagerstown Airport. NMA is a radio control flying day event to teach others about the hobby whether you’re just interested, a new R/C Pilot, or a well-seasoned RC Pilot.

We will have open flying for all AMA members and open racing on our Radio Control car dirt track.   There will also be a “tailgate swap meet” so bring anything you want to sell or trade.   Free raffle prizes from hobby shops and great kids’ activities including NASA paper rockets and AMA model airplanes.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Food and t-shirts will be available to purchase to help support the Wounded Warrior Project and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County.  Food, Flying, Racing and more.   Visit our Facebook page at Hagerstown Indiana RC Club for more info or directions to the event. (see flyer below)

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Free Concert at Morrisson Reeves Library

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Here is your chance to enjoy music by seasoned and talented musicians…for Free!  See below for details.

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Morrisson Reeves Library Turns 150!! Big Bash on July 30th

MRL 150th celebration flyer 2014

MRL 150th celebration flyer 2014