Richmond Has Truly Amazing Musicians

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Last night I was reminded once again how much talent we have in our little town.  On top of that, we have drawing power, attracting musicians with incredible song writing skills from Dayton and elsewhere to play here.

That’s because we have a small but growing group of appreciative live music fans here too.

New Boswell Brewery and Joe Augustin – “Achilles Tenderloin” – have been hosting “Lyricists Corner” on Sundays for the past few weeks.  Joe uses his connections with the top local-regional musicians to bring serious talent to Richmond each Sunday.

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Back to last night – incredible music of original songs done in the Round.  Paige Beller, Ryan Roth, Wesley Ladd, and Achilles Tenderloin got a standing O at the end of the last set.  And they earned it.

Everyone was accompanied by Aaron Nell, our resident musical genius who plays an untold number of instruments including acordian, trumpet, and violin like no one else… anywhere!aaronnewbos

Don’t miss the next Lyricists’ Corner at New Boswell!  You absolutely won’t be disappointed!

We are making Richmond’s new history as a music town.  It’s happening now! The way people talk about Jazz and the old days of Richmond… our current, working musicians are the “what’s happening now” pride of this town.  The pictures and the stories we are creating now will be referenced in the same way we currently talk about Richmond’s colorful, musical past.

I think that’s very cool.  And so, it seems, do a lot of other area music lovers and musicians.

 

Lego Day at Veach’s April 11th!

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2nd Annual Cruise In for Critters & Pet Parade!

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2015cruiseinOn May 16th, 2nd Chance Animal Rescue we will be having their 2nd annual car show and pet parade. They will have local vendors, food, games, a dunk tank, pie in face, face painting, and raffles in addition to the cars and animals.

All money raised will go towards helping more animals find their “furever” homes. The car show and pet parade will take place from 3pm-7pm and everyone is welcome!

2nd Chance Animal Rescue, is a nonprofit animal shelter – the only no-kill shelter without any paid employees in Wayne County!  They run solely off of donations from the community. Which means every penny they get goes directly towards the care of the animals (medication, shots, spay/neuter, etc.).

Come on and join the fun while helping a wonderful cause!
Additional Details:
They are also holding an adoption event with special adopt prices that day.
Winners of the car show and the best dressed pet will get a trophy.

Location: 2905 US 35 North
Rain date: May 23rd

“Kids First” Benefit to Support Kids In Our Community

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Want to help kids in our community?  Here is a wonderful opportunity to support two great programs that feed kids in significant ways.  And you can enjoy a lovely meal in the process.  See below for details and how to get tickets to support Kids First.

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St Patty’s Day Celebrations & Events

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bards st pattys dayLooking for a way to celebrate your Irish side?  There are several opportunities leading up to St. Patrick’s Day in the coming week starting this weekend!

RHS Shamrock 5K & 10K- Saturday March 14

For sports enthusiasts: Registration and packet pick up starts at 7:30 a.m.  at the Tiernan Center, RHS.  Come out and cheer on the runners.

Women Of Ireland- Saturday March 14

Showcasing the next generation of Ireland’s leading female performers, with music, song & dance.  At Civic Hall Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Blackthorn’s Bards: Irish Celtic Band-Tuesday March 17

Come to the New Boswell Taproom on Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m., and enjoy the musical talents of the local band, Blackthorn’s Bards,  that will get you up off your feet.  Just try to sit still while listening to their amazing renditions of Irish Celtic music!  A favorite group during the annual Viking Fest in Richmond IN.

Common Grounds Coffee House- Friday March 19

Irish/Celtic night at the coffee house featuring live music from Josh Brown and tenor Brian Rodgers.  Free admission, with snacks provided.  Donations appreciated.  West Richmond Friends Meeting, 7-10 p.m.

 

Satchmo Tribute to Benefit Local Non-Profits

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Mar 14, 2015: 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

4th Floor Blues: InConcert Series

 Rebirth of Louis ArmstrongDean Alan Simms portrays a tribute to Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest musicians & entertainers of all time!

Dean is a trumpeter, bandleader, vocalist, entertainer, and playwright. He started performing at the age of 2, and playing trumpet from the age of 9. He has performed all over the USA and Europe. Former lead trumpeter for the Rock-Roll Hall of Fame Ohio Players, and back up musician band leader for Peabo Bryson, Dean has toured with many famous acts and musicians. His current project Satchmo: the Rebirth of Louis Armstrong is performing all over America.

Dean Alan Simms was inducted into the R&B Music Hall of Fame with the Ohio players in 2013, awarded Male Jazz Artist of the Year by the National Coalition of 100 Black women (Columbus chapter), and given the Ohio Finest Citizen Award by Rep Ross McGregor and the Ohio Speaker of the House William G. Batchelder.

satchmo band pictureDean has also won such awards as; Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, 2013 R&B Music Hall of Fame, Ohio Male Jazz Artist of the Year, and many more. Band members include Richmond’s own Frank DeVito, along with Albert Jackson, Derrick Turner, Terry Twitty and of course Dean Alan Simms as Satchmo. The Crossroads Band will be opening the show. Food and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from any of our non-profit members, at our ticket outlets or right here…online. This will be another GREAT InCONCERT production!

You can purchase tickets from any of the InConcert non-profits supported by the series including the Townsend Center or any of its board members.  Ticket price $20/person.

Warming Stations: Update

The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency has just updated the list of warming stations, due to the frigid weather for the next few days.  The following is a message and list of the Wayne County stations:

Advisory: Warming Stations Available On-Call for Expected Stretch of Frigid Winter Weather

With the onset of continued cold temperatures expected tonight and continuing toward the weekend, we have updated the list of warming stations throughout Wayne County. The following warming stations are on-call to protect citizens who may be without heat in the on-going winter weather.

Warming stations are intended for short-term use and will have minimal accommodations. Persons who intend to utilize the warming stations should call the designated contact prior to arrival. Take your family’s emergency supply kit with you when going to a warming station. Please bring any personal medications that will be required along with personal care items, snacks and items to occupy your time such as books, magazines and electronics.

Genesis of the YWCA
15 South 11th St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765-935-3920

Rock Solid Ministries
1024 E. Main St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Contact: David Eales or Helen Manning
Phone: 765-962-5099
Hours Available: T-W-F 9am-2pm

Salvation Army
707 So. A St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765-966-7791
Hours Available: M-F 9am-12 noon & 1pm-3pm

Abington Fire Department
4618 Pottershop Rd.
Centerville, IN 47330
Station # 765-855-3950
Contact: Mark Crist
Phone: 765-969-8037

Boston Fire Department
102 South Salem
Boston, IN 47324
Station # 765-935-2494
Contact: Joe Buckler
Phone: 765-220-1586

Morrisson Reeves Book Sale Is Coming!

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For avid readers young and old, this news will stir the passion of your reading hearts (just in time for Valentine’s Day).  Book Sale!  Below is the information plus a coupon for one free book to kids 18 and younger!

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Celebrity Chili Cook-0ff January 30, 2015

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Fill Your Bowl, Feed Your Soul

HELP US HEAT UP THE MELTDOWN FESTIVAL!

Friday, January 30 – 5:00 – 7:00pm @ Morrisson-Reeves Library

SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE CHARITIES!

Join us in a fun and delicious way to warm up and sample the best chili and homemade breads served by local celebrity “chefs” while supporting your favorite charities.

Proceeds help fund non-profits in

Richmond and The United Way of the Whitewater Valley.

Sample Tasting $5.00

Bottomless Bowl $10.00

Tickets sold at the door.

Presented by: The United Way of the Whitewater Valley, Morrisson-Reeves Library

&

the Meltdown Winter Festival.

The Meltdown Festival’s Famous Ice Fights Start at 7:30pm in the7th Street Parking Lot Across the Street from the Library.

For more information:

Jenie Lahmann

Public Relations Coordinator and Webmaster

Morrisson-Reeves Library 80 North 6th Street Richmond, Indiana 47374

 

Opportunity- Women in Leadership: Flawless Leadership

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Gloria burgess women's leadershipThe IU East Center for Leadership Development is hosting

Women in Leadership Flawless Leadership: Connecting Your Voice and Touch

Friday, January 23, 2015

Whitewater Hall Community Room 9 a.m. – Noon

Register Online

This year’s Women in Leadership session will feature guest speaker Gloria J. Burgess, “Flawless Leadership: Connecting Your Voice and Touch.” Gloria has performed and presented keynotes, master classes, forums, and tributes on leaders and leadership for 30+ years. Her poetry appears in numerous anthologies, including The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South. Burgess is also a Distinguished Scholar in Theater Performance and Direction. She holds graduate degrees in leadership and communication, and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. There is a $75 fee for this event.  Registration is required; RSVP atiue.edu/leadership

A Season of Giving

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By Karole Passmore

holiday givingSo many organizations brought joy to families this Christmas season, but one story sticks out amongst them, as two people decide to make Christmas Day for families a happy one.

Organizations like Kicks 96/101.7, in conjunction with Wayne Bank, offered Help for the Holidays by supporting two non-profits: Second Helpings: Holiday Fun Meal and Toys For Tots with a canned food and toy drive.  Others include First Bank Richmond, whose employees made 40 children happier through their angel tree, as well as donating toys and money to Second Helpings, and helping a family of six with last minute relief.  Many area churches also provided food baskets, toys and support to families in need.  It was truly a season of giving.

But one story needs to be told of a generosity that became personal.  Joe Creech and Bob Heil, small business owners of Hometown Caterers, decided to run a contest for families in need, to be nominated for a full course meal on Christmas Day. The prize was to be awarded to three deserving families.

Joe explained, “we have wants, like most people, but not needs.”  He adds that they decided to give to those in need rather than spending for themselves.

Joe and Bob made their choices from the entries, and called those who nominated a family to let them know so they could give the families the good news.  One family touched Joe particularly because out of the five children, the youngest, five years old, is currently receiving chemo treatments.  He said he understood their struggles because cancer had hit their family as well.

He said it was a difficult decision to make for them so instead of offering three families Christmas dinner, they gave one to five families.  And the good news he shared was that Bethesda Ministries took the rest of the list of nominated families and provided food to each of them.  Joe adds that they hope to do this for years to come.  As with all who give, what one gets back is so much greater.

One of the recipents of the meals, the mother of the child with cancer, shared “we are all so thankful…they did a great job.”  She added that they also gave the kids toys and that her youngest son, normally a picky eater due to the chemo treatments, ate the ham and macaroni and cheese and enjoyed it. The meals were delivered on Christmas Day.

We never know the far-reaching impact that we may have on the lives of others by giving in times of need.  But the relief of a mother who is fighting every day for the health and well-being of her children is a great testimony to the power of helping others.  This will be a Christmas season that will live in hers and many other hearts for years to come.

Hometown Caterers is available for catering and will be opening soon on Main Street in uptown Richmond for eating in.  To contact them you can write to hometowncaterers@gmail.com.

*Note: Karole Passmore, author, is also an employee of First Bank Richmond and founder of Second Helpings: Summer Fun Cookouts for Kids & Holiday Meal.

 

 

 

 

The (band) Geek’s Diary

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K-Ready Baby Genius Winter Bash December 1, 2015

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Halloween Events In Wayne County October 31

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haunted houseThis is perhaps scheduled to be the busiest Halloween day on record!  It probably helps that the 31st falls on a Friday this year, but regardless the reason for the heightened festivities, events will be happening all over Wayne County.

Along with all the regular Wayne County trick or treat schedules, in Cambridge City there will be a Halloween party at the “Stage Door” with games, snacks, face painting and more — from 8 p.m to midnight.  Cost is 3.00 in costumes or 5.00/person without a costume.  (this is a hint to wear a costume)

Also in Cambridge City there will be a Trunk or Treat at the Cambridge City Christian Church, from 6-8 p.m. on Church and Foote Street.  Prizes, treats, candy and more will be the safe alternative for kids at this site.

Centerville Elementary will be home to the annual Lions Club Halloween party in the gym with games, prizes and more, during trick or treat hours on Friday, October 31.

In Richmond, the annual Halloween Cancer walk will be taking place with sign up at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 65.  The walk starts at 7:00 and is 10.00 per walker. All proceeds will go towards Cancer aid and research.

There are other trunk or treat events at area churches in Richmond, including the Presbyterian Church on A Street, during trick or treat hours. (if you have an event to share, please comment below).

Safety tips:

  • Please watch out for the little ghouls as they cross streets
  • Add reflective tape to your kids costumes
  • Check all candy before letting your child dive in
  • Have kids stay on sidewalks whenever possible
  • If you are giving out non-food treats, please post a sign so families know that their kids with allergies can also enjoy a treat
  • Only go to houses with a front porch light on
  • Make sure an adult or older child is with young children
  • Make sure kids have a clear view of the ground from their mask/costume

 Have a safe & Happy Halloween!

From the staff of GoWayneCounty.com

 

 

Fright Night in the Depot District

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InConcert Host’s Annual Fright Night in the Depot District October 24

Come if you dare to InConcert’s Fright Night in the Depot District on October 24.  This be will be one frighteningly fun Halloween party!  Come enjoy an all you can eat buffet with monster toes, witch’s brew and a lot more, ghoulish drink’s like Vampire’s Kiss, freakishly great music and frightfully fun scavenger hunt in the Depot District.  Bring a team of four to sign up for the Depot District Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win cash prizes, bring a carved pumpkin for a chance to win cash prizes and of course, a costume contest, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more! We’ve added new games and activities for this year’s party.

Good Time for a Good Cause
InConcert hosts events throughout the year to support more than 13 non-profits, and 100% of the ticket sales for Fright Night in the Depot District will be donated to non-profits.  Complete details and advance tickets are available online at www.inconcertrichmond.com.  Join us for a frightening good time at Fright Night in the Depot District.

Details
What: Fright Night in the Depot District
When: October 24th
Where: 4th Floor Blues Club 923 N E Str. Richmond, Indiana
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $10.00 in advance online www.inconcertrichmond.com or buy at the door $10.00 if in costume, $15.00 if not in costume. (come on…it’s a Halloween party, come dressed up!) 21 and over only.  Includes all you can eat buffet, cash bar available but, is not included in the price of the ticket.

Fright Night in the Depot District Activities
• Depot District Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt: Register between 7:00 and 7:30, begins at 8pm. Teams of 4, chance to cash prizes.  Complete details are available online at www.inconcertrichmond.com.
• Carved Pumpkin: Bring carved pumpkin, judging begins at 8:30pm. Chance to win cash or prizes.
• Costume Contest: Judging for scariest, most creative and sexiest. Chance to win cash or prizes.

For more information,  visit www.inconcertrichmond.com

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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!