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12/01/2013 10:41 AM
Christmas in the Park
“Christmas in the Park’ Coming to Readstown”
by Julie Roberts and Leanne Leanne Granger Newman
This year’s “Christmas in the Park” in Readstown is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 30, starting at 6 p.m. at Bliss Memorial Park. Carols will be sung and the bandstand lights will be officially turned on. Santa is expected to arrive, bringing treats for all, old, and young alike.
Following the ceremony, everyone is invited to the Readstown Museum for a Christmas Open House. Guests will be treated to “The Sounds of Christmas” featuring various musical instruments displayed in the turn-of-the century setting. Bell and music box collections, as well as vintage records and sheet music, will be on view in the showcases. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a drawing for door prizes.
All are invited to attend this fun filled evening; bring your family and make some new holiday memories to treasure for years to come.
The Christmas exhibit will remain on display through the winter months. Stop in and view it, as well as the many other items permanently offered. The Readstown Museum is located in the municipal building next to the post office (116 N. 4th Street). Museum hours are Tuesdays, Thursday, and the second Saturday of the month from 1 to 3:30 p.m., or buy special appointment.
If you have an instrument you would like to place on loan for the exhibit, please drop it off at the museum during their regular hours, or bring it with you to the open house.”
11/22/2013 07:40 AM
Sir Richard Burton’s tent-like tomb
” The tomb was built according to the instructions Sir Richard had given his wife Isabel shortly before his death. He wanted to “lie side by side in a tent” with his wife for eternity. The design of the tent was modelled on the one that Sir Richard and Lady Isobel had made for them on one of their trips to Syria. The sandstone walls with a floor of Carrara marble were carved to resemble the cloth of a tent fluttering in a breeze.”
10/04/2013 09:04 AM
Harvest Fest Moon Parade
in Viroqua: 10/12/2013
Main Street to Eckhart Park. Giant puppets, kids on stilts, brass bands, a bike brigade, music and food in the park.
09/06/2013 07:19 AM
Driftless Art Festival
Driftless Area Art Festival
Celebrating the Visual, Performing, and Culinary Arts of the Driftless Area
Saturday, September 14 10:00-5:00
Sunday, September 15 10:00-4:00
Beauford T. Anderson Park, Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin
08/29/2013 08:06 AM
08/08/2013 10:50 AM
Funeral Directors Strike in Chicago
” Pickets began one month ago on July 2 at 16 Chicago-area funeral homes, which SCI operates under the Dignity Memorial brand name. Since the $4 billion corporation walked away from negotiations, 59 Teamster funeral directors and drivers have been fighting for parity with other Chicago funeral industry professionals.”
04/04/2013 08:19 AM
” A new form of cremation that proponents claim is more environmentally friendly may soon be legal in New Hampshire. It goes by many names including Resomation, Aquamation, bio cremation, and non-flame cremation. The scientific term is alkaline hydrolysis…”
02/14/2013 09:18 AM
Saving New Orleans’ Storied Cemeteries
Death is very much a part of life in New Orleans. Funerals can become celebrations featuring parades, jazz bands, dancing, even hot dog vendors. Cemeteries — more than 40 within city limits — are also tourist attractions, neither foreboding nor uninviting. For locals, they are familiar parts of everyday life. Tennessee Williams knew this; in his classic play he had Blanche DuBois tell her sister, Stella, “They told me to take a street-car named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries….” from Obit online magazine: (click here)
02/05/2013 09:15 AM
“A few dozen Ohioans will meet Wednesday evening in a community room at a Panera Bread outside of Columbus for tea, cake and conversation over an unusual shared curiosity.
For two hours, split between small circles and a larger group discussion, they’ll talk about death. A facilitator may throw out questions to spark the conversation: How do they want to die? In their sleep? In the hospital? Of what cause? When do they want die? Is 105 too old? Are they scared? What kind of funerals do they want, if any? Is cremation better than burial? And what do they need accomplish before life is over?
This is the Death Cafe, an anything-goes, frank conversation on death….”