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Volume 19, Number 41 Thursday, October 16, 2003
At Home with Badfinger Good Guy Bruce Hastell
by Paula McHugh
Add to the list of stellar artists who have found
LaPorte County a good place to call home. Far from
Abbey Road, maybe, but Beacher country appeals
to this award winning rock musician.
While he still appears now and again on stages
across the country, professional musician, producer, composer, manager and teacher Bruce
Hastell has shifted gears to a less frantic pace since
his move to LaPorte. The gifted guitarist, who recently performed at the Atlanta and Jacksonville
Blues Festivals as a guest celebrity along with members of the Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, Kenny
Wayne Shepard, Molly Hatchet, 38 Special, Charlie
Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others, said he
enjoys spending time relaxing and enjoying the natural surroundings on the wooded estate he shares
Bruce’s long career as a professional guitarist, producer, manager and
instructor has garnered him a wall of Gold and Platinum album awards.
Bruce was 22 when he achieved a Gold record award for the
“Sun Power” album. Capitol Records also gave him the
prestigious red jacket that he is wearing.
with his fiancé, 4 cats and a dog. It’s a place that allows him
to put away his guitar for a little while and instead pick up
a hammer or saw and immerse himself in totally different creative projects: a delicately carved fireplace mantel or new walls
and wood flooring for an expanded dining room. You know, those
“average” kinds of projects that people usually don’t conceive
of celebrities with gold and platinum records engaging in.
“I love being in the country,” Bruce said, adding that it’s pleasant being in a place tucked away from the crowds and audiences and fans that have flocked and rocked at his many
concert venues.
We have been invited to spend an hour or two with Bruce
at his cozy country retreat where Yanni softly sifts through
speakers. For a guy who has played with Stevie Ray Vaughn,
Bugs Henderson, Jimmie Wallace, Bobby Kimball (Toto),
Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf), Denny Laine (Moody Blues
and Wings), Pete Best (Beatles drummer before Ringo), Joey
Molland (Badfinger), Howard Leese (Heart) and so many
other stellar names in the Rock music world—one might
expect to hear some rousing guitar riffs coming from the
Hastell
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Hastell Continued from Page 1
compact disc player. The whisper-soft music in the farfrom-the-madding-crowd home in the woods speaks
serenity.
We follow two of the household’s cats and his huggable Rottweiler Keisha down to the home’s lower level.
What catches our eye in the comfortable, wide open
space is the photo gallery, which stretches across
three lengthy walls. Hmm. There’s a photo of Bruce
talking with Paul McCartney. Here’s a photo with Arnold
Schwartzenegger (pre-pre-recall election).
Bruce had no idea that he would be in the company of the newly-elected
Governor of California when Arnold invited him to his Christmas party in
LA in 1997 and again in 1998.
Over there, Bruce is at George Harrison’s place outside London... Bruce teaching Pete Best (Beatle’s
original drummer) how to ride a wave runner before
their performance at the San Diego Beatles Fair.
Bruce with George Martin (Beatles’ producer) at
George’s famous “Air” studios outside London. Bruce
sitting in the Beatles conference room at Apple
Records headquarters at a secret location in London.
Bruce sitting at the massive mixing console at the
Beatles’ Abbey Road studio. Bruce with George
Harrison’s sister. And way more images and memories to mention here. It appears to us to be a Hastell
invasion into British territory.
Oh, there’s a story in each photo. Bruce has appeared
and performed with 5 “original” Beatles in various
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engagements. He appeared in Chicago with Roy
Young, the Beatle’s piano player from the Hamburg
days; in Los Angeles with Len Garry, one of the original singers for the pre-Beatles Quarrymen; with
pre Ringo Beatles’ drummer Pete Best in San Diego;
and with Joey Molland of Badfinger and Denny Laine
of (Paul McCartney’s) Wings and Moody Blues. When
Bruce’s picture was snapped at George Harrison’s Friar
Park estate in London, he had just delivered George’s
master tape that a fan had intercepted on its way to
Warner Brothers records.
Bruce and Louise Harrison (Beatle George’s sister) were celebrity guests
at the opening of the Beatles Museum in Virginia Beach in 1998 and at
numerous other Beatlefest events around the U.S.
“Louise (George Harrison’s sister) knew that I was
meeting with (Paul) McCartney and asked me to
deliver the retrieved tape to George,” Bruce said,
adding that George’s brother Pete gave him a tour of
the massive grounds while Bruce was there.
“Friar Park was like fairy tale land. It was unreal,” Bruce said. “There were little elves along the
grounds and paths that just went on and on.” Bruce
added that he was glad to turn over the stolen master tape because if in the wrong hands, it could have
been bootlegged for millions.
Each image on Bruce’s wall brings with it an anecdote. And then there are the Gold and Platinum
Award records that Bruce has amassed. Way too big
to put atop a fireplace mantel (that space is reserved
for Bruce’s collection of antique brass candlesticks).
And then there are the 30 or so vintage guitars lined
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up like two rows of impeccable West Point cadets—
polished to a sheen and waiting to be played. The cadre
of stringed instruments comprises part of the inventory of HTH Vintage Guitars, of which Bruce serves
as consultant with business partners Diane Thalmann
and Cathy Hodges. The business buys sells and brokers vintage high end guitars and parts. When Bruce
tells us that he had just returned the evening before
from a weekend in Jacksonville, Florida—there for the
dual role of HTH Vintage Guitar consultant and onstage performer with the rock band Bobaloos, we’re
amazed. Each vintage model—including Bruce’s
favorite—a 1961 cherry wood Gibson—is lovingly
put in its place. Bruce, who began his vintage collection
in the 70’s, has attracted appreciative buyers whose
names will, ahem, strike a chord: Keith Richards
(Rolling Stones). John Fogarty (Creedence Clearwater
Revival). Bruce Kulick (Kiss). Howard Leese (Heart).
Hastell Continued on Page 4
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Hastell Continued from Page 3
Bruce was 8 years old when he picked up his first
guitar and by age 17, he struck out on his own, touring professionally. Bruce embraces both rock and
classical musical styles and in addition to guitar, the
artist is an accomplished lute player. Among the
instruments in his personal collection waiting for
more of his attention are a sitar and a solene, mandolins, dobros and more. Bruce’s photos and stage props
while a member of the 70’s/80’s funk pop group Sun
has been featured in Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of
Fame. And Sun’s “Power” album earned him one of
the Gold records that sit among the dozen or more
Platinum albums that grace the musician’s downstairs
music room. Another piece of Hastell memorabilia on
the wall is a Capitol Records jacket, a rare gift given
to Bruce when he was on contract with the record company as a member of “Sun” in 1975. The Bruce in the
dark glasses (“I can’t see without them”) graces most
of the photos, including the Badfinger “Timeless”
poster. Bruce produced the video and c.d. for “Timeless.”
Badfinger, Bruce explained for those of us who are musically rock and roll deficient, was a popular group
discovered by the Beatles.
The Ivy’s, a name that sounded “too collegiate”
was changed to Badfinger after the Fab Four had witnessed a “really good” piano man in a pub. The guy
at the piano, Bruce explained, had a badly injured finger, and when John Lennon saw it, he remarked
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that the guy was a good player for someone with a bad
finger.’ And that is how the name evolved, Bruce
said.
Okay. We’ve given you a short, capsulated summary
of Bruce Hastell’s musical career, but we haven’t yet
mentioned his involvement with the local community. The rock-star handsome musician teamed up this
past summer with Steve Ball and performed to enthusiastic crowds at the Red Arrow Roadhouse. And at
the Long Beach Town Picnic this past July, Bruce and
Steve Ball and Adam Graham and Dawn Graham
rocked the crowd. Bruce has shared his skills teaching and lecturing at Long Beach Community Center
and at the Michigan City YMCA. Currently, the talented musician gives private music lessons to a limited number of students, two of whom perform regularly at open mikes.
“I’m giving back (to the community) by teaching,”
Bruce said. “It’s what I can contribute.”
Musical stars meet and greet one another. Do we need to
mention with whom Bruce is shaking hands ?
Bruce (middle) jams with Jimmy Wallace Howard Leese and Bugs
Henderson (Stevie Ray Vaughn’s drummer) at Dallas’
Hard Rock CafГ© All Star Jam in 1996.
Bruce wears two “Heart(s)” on his sleeve. Here he poses with friends
Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of the renowned group, “Heart.”
Bruce will be giving back again when he headlines a musical performance at the October 26th
Benefit Masquerade Party, a fundraiser for the Long
Beach Performing Arts Center’s Music Room. The Music
Room has been featuring the Second Saturday Open
Mikes and needs equipment to enhance the performance space. Two of Bruce’s students, Blake Vissing
and Christina Karamesines, will also be performing
along with a growing line-up of artist-musicians.
Christina is event coordinator and fundraiser for the
project.
“He’s (Bruce) a very patient instructor,” Christina
said. “People in the audience at (Michigan City
Library’s) Mighty Mic told me they saw a big improvement in my performance. Bruce has really helped me
a lot.”
Whether he is in front of a mike or as a behind-thescenes-instructor, we’re delighted to know that Bruce
has found a comfortable niche to come home to in
Beacher country. For more information about Bruce,
his music, and HTH Vintage Guitars, be sure to visit
his website at www.brucehastell.com.
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was inspired from the Greek myth of Daphne. As a
centaur is pursing her, Daphne calls out to Zeus to protect her from her would-be captor. Zeus responds by
turning her into a hybrid flower-woman. Her face, a
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12 O’Clock High in 1945 with Michigan City’s Howard Marschak
by Charles McKelvy
Please credit Dr. Brian Potter for this debriefing of
Michigan City World War II veteran, Howard Marschak.
Dr. Potter, who shared his own “Potter Book of
World War II Memories” in the June 19, 2003 Beacher,
alerted us recently to “another WWII veteran in
Michigan City who tells me he would be glad to be interviewed, Howard Marschak, who was a bomber pilot
flying from England in the Eighth Air Force.”
A letter of introduction from the good Captain
Brian Potter, who served with the British Army in North
Africa and Italy, was all I needed to secure a September
interview with Howard Marschak at the handsome
home he shares with his lovely wife Jacqueline along
the lake.
And it was a good thing I got right on Dr. Potter’s
suggestion, because Howard and Jacqueline are moving to Chattanooga, Tennessee in November. Jacqueline,
who hails from a temperate region of France, has had
enough of Michigan City winters, and so the couple,
who have four children and four grandchildren
between them, will leave a big hole in many hearts
later this fall.
Certain to be among them are the young people
Howard Marschak tutors in math at the Michigan City
Public Library and the couple’s many friends in the
area.
So, again, please thank Dr. Potter for alerting us
to this war hero who will be among us for yet a little
while longer.
But “hero” is hardly the word Howard Marschak
would use to describe a military career that included the 17 bombing missions he piloted over Germanheld territory during the closing months of the war,
nor would he use that word to characterize the time
he brought his crew and their B-17 “Flying Fortress”
down safely in an Allied-held sector of Holland after
the bomber lost three of its four engines.
Howard Marschak relives World War II through his flight log.
Once a pilot, always a pilot. Howard Marschak demonstrates the flight
characteristics of a B-17.
“The heroes were the guys who went ahead of us,”
Howard Marschak insisted. “The heroes were the
ones who didn’t come back to tell about it. The war
ended after our 17th mission, and our goal had been
to fly 35 and then go home.”
Marschak, who became an Army Air Corps pilot as
a First Lieutenant and left the Army Air Corps as a
First Lieutenant, was a “first pilot” for the Eighth Air
Force’s 351st Bomber Group in England. As such, he
had command and control of an 80,000-pound, 4,800
horse-power aircraft designed to fly long-range at
20,000 feet or higher and drop 160, 500-pound bombs
on targets in cities such as Berlin and Dresden.
First Pilot Marschak was joined on the long, daylight missions over enemy territory by: a second pilot,
a flight engineer, a bombardier, a radio operator, two
waist gunners, and a tail gunner. Four of them were
officers and five were enlisted men, and they all
shared the same grueling regimen of eight- or ninehour flights wearing oxygen masks and heated flight
suits to keep out the cold.
But, as the former first pilot recalled, “we didn’t need
to plug in those heated suits because our adrenalin
kept us warm” despite the sub-zero temperatures
aboard an aircraft infamous for its lackluster heating system.
Creature comforts were not a design feature of
the B-17, and if one had had too much coffee for
breakfast, then there were special tubes for that purpose. Because the masks were worn throughout the
long flights, there was no eating or drinking.
Despite that and on-going German attempts to
shoot him down with anti-aircraft fire, or AK-AK,
Lieutenant Marschak brought his crew and plane back
safely every time, including the aforementioned emergency landing in Holland.
“We got to our base in England in February of
1945, and we flew our first mission on March 14 to
October 16, 2003
Lohne, Germany. We were up so high — five miles —
we didn’t see anything but the other planes flying in
our formation. We were so well trained that we flew
with our wings overlapping and with absolute radio
silence.”
Howard Marschak said “flying tight” required good
coordination, but he said it was absolutely essential
to protect the bombers from German fighters.
“In wartime, the guns were pointing to the rear, so
by flying in tight formation, we could put out a solid
sheet of lead. Enemy fighters couldn’t attack us from
the rear, but with a loose formation, they could have
flown right through us and taken their pick,” he
said.
By that point in the war, the bombers were escorted on their missions by a hot new, long-range fighter known as the P-51 Mustang.
Howard Marschak said the presence of those
Mustangs with their fuel pods mounted below was a
comforting sight to him and his crew.
“On one mission our tail gunner radioed that he had
spotted �bandits’ (or enemy fighters) on the ground ready
to take off and attack us. As soon as he said �bandits,’
our P-51 escorts all turned over and dove down for the
kill. Those die-hard Germans didn’t know what hit
them.”
Howard Marschak does know that his plane was
occasionally hit by shrapnel from anti-aircraft guns,
but he said none of it caused any great harm.
He said his biggest worry was getting hit before the
bombardier released the bomb load over the target.
One hit, he noted, and they would have been blown
out of the sky.
First Pilot Howard
Marschak keeps a
photo of his crew
and plane in his
office. Pictured
are: (l-r top row)
Howard
Marschak,
Rick Carlson,
Bob Gossman,
John Hubbard.
(l-r bottom row)
Vern Kreis,
Charles Howard,
Henry Wiencik,
Salvador Dichiera,
John King.
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Aside from the Army-issued ration of cognac that
awaited them after each mission, Howard Marschak
said the best part of each flight the moment the
bombs were dropped.
“The plane jumped 100 feet in the air, so no one needed to say: �bombs away.’ It was a very good feeling, and
we all relaxed then,” he said.
He was not relaxed after the Germans surrendered on May 7, 1945, because he had orders to
return stateside and train to fly the even bigger and
more lethal B-29 for bombing raids over Japan which
was still very much in the war.
First Lieutenant Marschak, along with so many others, was most grateful when the Japanese surrendered
after suffering two atomic bomb attacks.
He returned to his native Chicago after the war with
an Air Medal and sold metal cases to Veterans
Administration hospitals for a time.
Then he started his own business, Stor-Rite Metal
Products, and moved it to Michigan City. He eventually
sold it and retired for an active life of tutoring young
people, working out with weights and jogging, reading books on current affairs and politics, and keeping up with his socially active wife.
He has no plans to write a memoir of his war experience, noting: “the war seems like another life. It’s
like seeing it through another person’s eyes. I went
to a couple of Eighth Air Force reunions, and I didn’t see a single person I knew.”
So, for those of us who would have no life period without the heroics of men like Howard Marschak, allow
me to offer this humble article as a heartfelt thank
you and going-away present.
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Peter Steele and Brian Drogon.
Christian popular, praise and worship music will
be presented by “Halogen” on Sun., Oct. 19th, 1:30 p.m.,
at the Presbyterian Church of LaPorte. “Halogen” has
performed widely in the area in venues ranging from
festivals to special events at churches. They perform
some of the catchy, contagious Christian music made
popular by the likes of Jars of Clay, Rebecca St.
James, Stephen Curtis Chapman and others. They also
perform some of their own music.
This concert is being sponsored by the Fellowship
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The Presbyterian Church of LaPorte is located at
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There will be a free-will offering and a reception
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For more information, phone 219/362-6219 or visit
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Interwoven Expressions 2003
The 20th annual Interwoven Expressions show
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artists of Northwest Indiana.
The show will be held on Sat., Oct. 18th, at the
Aberdeen Manor Ballroom and Event Center, 216
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artwork and decorations plus feltwork, dyed silks, handspun and knitted items.
Weaving and spinning demonstrations will be presented throughout the show and sale.
Sinai Temple Deli Day-Oct. 22
This yearly popular event will be held on Wed., Oct.
22nd, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Sinai Temple, 2800
Franklin St., Michigan City. For $6 you get your
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on Jewish-style rye bread with a pickle spear, cole slaw,
noodle kugel and condiments. Extra kugel will be sold
at one for $1 or six for $5.
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“Tenors Three” at Mainstreet Theatre
The Festival Players Guild and Michiana Artists’ Group will present “Tenors Three,” a concert featuring
selections from opera, operetta, and Broadway, on Fri. & Sat., Oct. 24 & 25, at 8 p.m. The performance will
be held at Michigan City’s Mainstreet Theatre, 807 Franklin Street.
The program by tenors Robert Dure, Bruce Johnson, and Matthew Daniel will include trios as well as duos
and solos from traditional songs and spirituals such as “Danny Boy” and “City Called Heaven” to selections
from opera and Broadway favorites. Classical composers include Leoncavallo, Donizetti, Puccini and
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LaPorte resident, Dure has
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Bend. He has sung in
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The expressionist paintings of artist David Harmon
will be on display in the lobby of The Harbor Grand
Hotel Oct. 16 through Dec. 1. The show, entitled
“Waterscapes,” consists of Harmon’s dynamic renderings of the interplay of land and water at the
shore. The beauty, power, serenity, and force of nature
speaks loudly here. Misty seascapes they’re not.
David Harmon has won numerous awards and
has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions in
Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, California
and Georgia, to name just a few. He is currently an
Associate Professor of Art at Bethel College in
Mishawaka, Indiana.
An opening reception will take place on Thurs., Oct.
16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. David Harmon will be available to discuss his works and answer questions. Wine
and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The Harbor Grand Hotel is located at 111 West Water
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have been named Commended Students in the 2004
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Commendation from Marquette and National Merit
Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts
the program, will be presented by Mr. Cannon to
these scholastically talented seniors.
Both David, son of Drs. Dave and MaryAnn Fumo,
and Nick, son of Larry and Celeste Hussey, are active
in many varied athletic and co-curricular activities
at Marquette.
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foodstuff by carolyn m connell
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Road trip chapter 3 – Colorful Columbus
I left Scottsburg’s Jeeves & Company after promising waitress Melissa (that’s the 2d Melissa I met
down south) I’d return some day. I then tore up old
Route 65 toward Columbus. As some of you foodstuff readers may have noticed over time, I get lost
rather easily. Well, dammit, you just go to Columbus
and I’ll bet you, too, get lost as often as I did. It first
appeared to be simply a small town, but I soon discovered it stretches over a huge expanse of puzzling
streets. Entrance to the town begins with a startling
bridge – an unbelievable towering triangular structure with red steel beams and white cables. The only
negative is that it hovers powerfully over a busy oneway multi-lane road and there’s no place to stop and
take a photo. Make your plans now – you must drive
down there, if only to get a look at that fabulous
bridge.
Columbus is full of fine architecture like we usually see in a metropolis area. Mostly initiated by
strong and caring local businesses, many buildings
were put up by famous architects with familiar names
like Saarinen, Weese, Pei – pretty impressive for an
out-of-the-way Hoosier homesite.
I’d arrived in Columbus around noon and stopped
at Days Inn at the edge of town. No, it’s not terribly
exciting, but clean, quiet, reasonable. After checking
in, I drove over to the historic downtown district,
parked and strolled up and down a good while. I’d had
a late breakfast at Jeeves, so I was in no hurry to find
the perfect lunch. First stop was Cooks & Company,
an elegant gourmet foods/cookware shop that reminded me a lot of The Cookery in LaPorte. Like Joan Hupp,
they offer cooking classes, also elegant, but only with
visiting chefs. Their shelves display some pretty
astonishing stock, like measuring cups and spoons with
sleek sliding lids – hard to describe. I came away with
a package of imported lasagne pasta and will tenderly
shelve it until I put together my old favorite from way
back, wild mushroom lasagne.
Further up Washington Street, I walked into the
downtown mall, The Commons. Wow. I think it was
designed out of love for children (there’s even a �kidscommons’ section) – it’s the happiest mall I’ve ever
seen. Entering, one is stricken speechless by an enormous sculpture named Chaos-I, fabricated from local
scrap metal (constantly moving back and forth, up and
down) that’s said to be 30’ tall and to weigh seven tons.
This town is full of famous artwork, as well as architecture; Chaos-I was created by Swiss sculptor Jean
Tinguely. It overlooks an enormous indoor playground
that includes sand piles, train cars on rails, all highly populated with highly active and gleeful kids the
day I was there. Impressive.
Ambling on down Washington Street, I came across
A small corner of the indoor playground at The Commons
a place recommended by my library-mentor E.G.,
back in Madison – Zaharako’s Confectionery. This
remarkable place, still running strong, is over 100 years
old, features a concert pipe organ installed in 1908 and
an ornate marble, onyx and stained glass soda foun-
Zaharako’s Confectionery, over 100 years old
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tain. I believe it’s still operated by some of the
Zaharakos family. I enjoyed a single-dip hot butterscotch sundae at the counter.
That was lunch, because I’d already found the perfect spot for my Columbus dinner a few hours later.
Divino’s had been recommended by the Days Inn
manager and when I read the menu on their window
(doors don’t open until dinnertime), I was entranced.
One of the starters listed was Angnello Spuntino – marinated lamb skewered on a rosemary branch and
grilled to perfection. One pasta was artfully described
as Penné Arrabiata, “angry pasta,” seared peppers and
red onions tossed with spicy marinara and al dente
penné. An entrée that made my tummy growl was “Tono
Crostada,” coriander and black peppercorn encrusted Ahi tuna steak seared to rare and served on a bed
of pesto risotto, drizzled with basil oil. Sounds like my
kind of place. Unfortunately, as you’ll see below, I did
not call in a reservation.
After my little stroll around town I decided to try
to find the beloved Ritter’s Frozen Custard that those
high falutin’ New Yorkers had raved about. I’d been
warned it was difficult to find. The jeep and I got lost
several times, even heading the wrong way on a oneway street (well, two people told me to take 10th
Street). The four lanes of oncoming traffic actually
screech-stopped for me to turn around, then waved
and applauded as I, blushing, quickly got out of their
way. For a town with a population said to be 37,000,
Columbus rambles all over heaven and gone. I stopped
several times and asked directions and finally made
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Lacey and Brandy preparing my custard sampler
So my lunch that day consisted of two servings of
ice cream products, an uncommon midday meal for
this foodstuffer. Then, back to the motel to read and
muse about food for a while, until dinnertime. Yes, I
should’ve made a reservation at Divino’s – it’s quite
a large restaurant and, early on, was wall-to-wall jampacked. The hostess seated me at the bar and it
turned out to be a good place, mostly because I could
then chat with Tim, the service manager.
Even my jeep smiles at Ritter’s Frozen Custard
it. You bet it was worth it! The lovely circular pale blue
and white building was closed when I got there (too
early), but two young women (Brandy and Lacey – why,
even they sound like frozen custard flavors!) were working in the yard and after I’d introduced myself, Lacey
insisted I try one of their cones. Oh yum. Butter
pecan with real pecans nestled all the way through
it. I could go on and on about this dreamy place, just
like those New York executives (thanks, you guys, for
demanding I find Ritter’s), but I’ll give you the website instead. It alone will beckon you down to Columbus
just for a frozen custard. You’ll also find sundaes, glaciers, cones & dishes, cakes, floats, shakes & malts on
that menu, www.ritters.com.
Tim, general manager of Divino’s
He was tending bar when he wasn’t bustling around
among the crowded diners. After all that ice cream,
I wasn’t very hungry – ordered sautéed portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes tossed with penné
noodles in a pesto cream sauce. I talked Tim into allowing me in the kitchen to get a shot of the chef. His name
is Jeff Maiani, not long out of the famous Culinary
Institute in New York, and obviously doing an excellent job in Columbus.
Columbus
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neighbors
enjoying
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Divino
dinners
Chef Maiani and his sous chef, gracefully ladling goodies
I guess he likes to have his picture taken because
he immediately sent out a lovely thank you – big golden prawns over a rice cake with lemon basil aioli! Wow.
I’ve got to take more pictures of more chefs, I guess.
That was delectable and so was my pasta a few minutes later, but I couldn’t finish it. My late lunch was
too ice creamy. So Divino’s is still another outstanding place to beckon you Beacher readers to downstate
Indiana.
Restaurant & Lounge and it even includes an outdoor
umbrella-tabled area – all pleasant and handsomely decorated. I ordered Southern crab cakes with
slaw and chili-fried onions. Just right, for someone who’s
been vastly overfed for six days. Sous chef Chris personally brought them out to me, and introduced himself. That, folks, was my last supper, at least on my
wonderful southern Indiana road trip.
Dining at the bar on Portobello pasta
The next day, the last day of my road trip, I’ll
admit I was a little worn out after a full week of
food-chomping, food-stalking and food-writing. I
quickly scarfed down Days Inn gratis breakfast fare,
sauntered around town for a while, then went to a movie
(Seabiscuit – even the movies I see use food words!)
I did stop at a restaurant in the mall for a light supper later that evening and was surprised to find it a
rather elegant place, unlike most malls’ ordinary
fast food emporiums. This one was Jackie Blue’s
Chef Chris enjoys slaving over Jackie Blue’s stove
I was full. I was happy. It was time to go home and,
maybe, go on a diet. Beacher readers, I indeed highly recommend you take this Hoosier trip through
Nashville, Madison and Columbus. It’s truly a real
adventure, the foodstuff as well as the people, architecture and everything else all along the way. Go fill
up the tank, then concentrate on filling up the tummy.
Yum yum.
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rock & roll and all have volunteered to share their talent to raise funds for a performing arts center in
our community. The line-up for Sun., Oct 26 is:
1-1:30 p.m. Rick Sunderland and Gary Kenny;
1:30-2 p.m. Shiloh Crossing; 2:30-3 p.m. Christina and
Friends; 3-3:30 p.m. Doran Boudreau; 3:30-4 p.m. Mike
Grams and Ryan and Tom Godfree; 4-5 p.m. Bruce
Hastell. Tickets are now on sale for $10 in advance
and includes such yummy appetizers as spinach and
feta cheese triangles, curry chicken balls with crushed
almonds, garlic humus with baked pita chips, flourless chocolate cake squares and mini creampuffs.
Pumps on 12 is providing a cash bar, there will be 50/50
raffles, door prizes, a silent auction and although
costumes are not mandatory, Christina has offered to
give a one hour massage for the best dressed. We plan
to have lots of fun and hope you plan to join us.
Tables may be “reserved” for an additional donation.
For more information, phone Christina at 874-4674.
Anyone that’s interested in a spiritual renewal
and wants a delightful and uplifting experience will
be pleased to learn of the up and coming workshop
on Oct. 18th from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., that features DeMello
Spirituality. Fr. Jim Dolan SJ will be with us once again
to host this retreat based on the work of psychologist,
spiritual director, and storyteller Jesuit, Anthony
Demello. Bring a friend and a box lunch to this life
changing event. Refreshments and desserts will be provided. Advanced registration is appreciated, all are
welcome. For more information, phone 269/469-7873.
The fall Girlfriend Sale, your ultimate woman’s
resale clothing event is scheduled for November 14,
15 & 16. We will be mailing out cards with an “invitation to register” to our mailing list next week; however, you may call to reserve a spot for up to 30 items
now. Because the sale grows every year, we need
your help to make things run smoothly. This year we
are asking participants to make an appointment to
pick up hangers and inventory sheets from the center and to drop off the $10 fee now through November
3rd. You may then deliver your clothing on hangers
and in order to the Girlfriend Sale room Nov. 10, 11
and 12 from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. As always,
exceptions will be made if necessary.
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Art Center Guild Bus Tour
Here’s a chance to tour some of Chicago’s ethnic museums and neighborhoods. Dr. Ross Blythe will lead the
tour on Wed., Oct. 22nd, to visit the Polish and
Swedish Museums.
A lunch buffet at Ann Sather’s will be complemented by shopping at the Swedish Bakery and
Market. Ross will lead a walking tour of Chicago’s Asian
Indian neighborhood on Devon. Murals in the Pilsen
Neighborhood will be seen on the way to the Mexican
Fine Arts Museum to see the “Day of the Dead”
exhibit.
Cost of the tour is $40/guild members and $45/nonmembers and includes admission to the museums and
also lunch.
The bus will be leaving the Lubeznik Center parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and returning at 5:30 p.m.
Reservations may be made by phoning Greta at 8746359 or Sandi at 861-0622. Reservations with check
should be made before Oct. 17th.
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The Harbor Country Book Club will meet on Tues.,
Oct. 28th, at The Harbor Grand Hotel, New Buffalo
at 7:30 p.m. (MI time). All are invited to attend; you
do not have to have read the books. There is always
a brief biography of the author and a book review before
the book discussion.
Selections for October are: fiction, The Secret Life
of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd; non-fiction, Desert Queen
by Janet Wallach.
Selections for November are: fiction, Darkness at
Noon by Arthur Koestler; non-fiction, Hidden Powers:
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In honor of Fire Prevention Month in October, the
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for AS members is $3 and $5 for non-members.
For more information on the dance or lessons (line
or couple), contact Chris Hayes at 874-3624.
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Trail Guides Needed For Halloween
The LaPorte County Parks Department is looking
for Adult Groups to be trail guides for the annual
Halloween Haunted Trail at Luhr County Park, south
of LaPorte. The dates for the program this year are
Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st, from 6-8:30 p.m. each night.
Each group would be responsible for providing 8
guides each night to lead the tours of guests through
the park to encounter Halloween skits and scenes for
a fun, but spooky time.
The Parks Department will make a donation of $125
to the group for providing this service. If the group
provides 4 guides each night the Parks Department
will donate $63. If your group is interested or wants
more information, contact the LaPorte County Parks
Department at (219) 324-5855.
Cheerleading Coach & Advisor Certification
Purdue University North Central will be the site
of a high school and college-level cheerleading coach
and advisor certification on Sat., Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. All
coaches and their assistants are welcome to attend.
A representative of the Universal Cheerleaders
Association (UCA) will visit the campus to offer certification for the American Association of Cheerleading
Coaches and Advisors (AACCA). A review of the
AACCA Manual covering rules and safety guidelines
begins at 9 a.m. in the Technology Building and will
last about two hours, followed by the certification testing.
The fee is $75 per person and includes the book.
Reservations can be made by contacting Jean-Ann
Morton, at PNC, (219) 785-5200, ext. 5202, or [email protected] Checks should be made payable to
AACCA. The reservation deadline is noon on Thursday,
Oct. 16.
Fall Funfest at State Park
On Sat. & Sun., Oct. 18 & 19, the Kid’s Fall Funfest
will make its return to Indiana Dunes State Park. This
year’s festival will be held in and around the three shelters closest to the Nature Center. Wilson, Duneside,
and Tremont shelters will be the place to find music,
food and fun. Festival hours are: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,
and Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Rock painting, leaf rubbing and animal tracks are
some of the activities that will be available. Each child
will ned to have a souvenir stamp book to participate
in the activities. The books will be available for $1 at
the Welcome Booth. The book acts as a ticket to the
activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Indiana
Dunes and Indiana Dunes State Park. The entrance
fee to the park is $4 for in-state vehicles and $5 for
out-of-state vehicles. For more information, phone
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Meanderin’ with Maggie
Fall is a great time to meander to LaPorte. Don’t mind the construction
widening Rt. 35 as you enter town; the roads leading you there are a gentle ride through countryside just beginning to show its colors. When you arrive
at Lincolnway, where once there was a county seat with a sedate air centered about the courthouse, there are now trendy coffee shops and new age
nooks tucked along its wide avenues of stately homes. When fall touches its
maple trees and turns them to flame, you know why this is called the
Maple City.
Mona Kramer’s Little House of LaPorte stays ahead of every change.
Somehow amazing Mona knows how to sway with changes in women’s
apparel, stocking tried and true lines like Pendelton and Bleyle, Susan Bristol
and Vera Bradly while keeping up with the new like Karen Herschberger
nightwear, an Oprah favorite, Maggie Boutique fashion trends, and favorite
Foxcroft shirts. You wouldn’t recognize the old Pendleton line that started
as wooly blankets for the far north trade; today Pendleton has lightened its
fabrics and its look with soft boiled wool jackets, woven to reverse to another color, soft enough to pack
and travel, made fashionwise with appliques and
hand embroidery, in versatile colors like dawn-todusk and berry. New this
year are their leather jack- LaPorte County Courthouse, a landmark.
ets, soft, supple, great fab
effect with turtlenecks.
Simply not the old
Pendleton anymore, except
in fine tailoring and classic
wearability.
So, so right for our weather as it begins to turn brisk
Mary Ellen Brennan from Mishawaka shops Susan Bristol
and for the ski slopes, apres
sweaters with Cheryl Meyers, a Little House sales
or on, are sweaters designs
associate for 10 years.
from Icelandic creations, a
line they call their Alpine look. Each hand-embroidered cardigan has its name,
Natalia or Lydian; I can picture opening your closet and saying, “I think I’ll
take Natalia out today.” To complete the look, a matching cap. So very, very
Vail. Susan Bristol sweaters, of course, are the classics you always reach for
at Little House; stacks and stacks everywhere, embroidered designs or not,
either one a go-with-anything style. In a 360 degree shift from sweaters, see
the
Maggie
Boutique chiffon
float of a dress in
muted autumn
Pendleton sweater, a new classic.
print, a softe drift
of ruffle at the wrist gracing every movement.
Ummmm. Same goes for the angora jackets, imagine bright red over a simple black wardrobe staple.
Imagine a fashion-wise faux fur jacket for just $95.
For real, real bargains visit the sale tent outside
the front door where there are markdowns upon old
markdowns to make way for the new. I did the
math and said, Mona, you are giving them away. Not
quite, she said, but almost. Little House is open
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 409
Alexander Street, LaPorte. On Hwy 35, 5 blocks south
of Lincolnway, turn right on Alexander.
Leading a double life, reversible
Matching cap twins with an
ounces-light boiled wool.
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October 16, 2003
Meet you at The Cookery, that’s what scads of guys
and gals are saying about this gathering place for classes in specialty cooking. So popular has its class in holiday appetizers become that five sessions are scheduled this fall. Joan Hupp, owner, proclaims that The
Cookery is “where imagination hits the pan”, and so
it has in her holiday season schedule, from Stuffed
Focaccia to Buche de Noel au Chocolat with favorites
like tummy-warming Minestrone Soup and holiday
classic Stollen as well. “We do more than just cook a
recipe,” says instructor Liz
Jackson who explained that
the idea is to do whole party
planning around a dish that
includes beverages and wines.
“We focus on planning so that
flavors all work together.
Recreate a class and you’ve got
a party.” The burst of interest
that has added the extra classes in holiday appetizers follows
Owner, Joan Hupp
a new trend for knowing partygivers where the menu can be all-appetizer, course after
course where small is better with hot and cold bitesize servings of sushi, Thai, tappas and mesas, and
such.
The signature storefront just across from LaPorte’s
Courthouse on Lincolnway has celebrated its 5th
anniversary this year and, along with a full teaching
kitchen; offers cookware, professional knives, and
kitchen supplies along with its class demonstrations.
Classes are limited to 12 members; reservations a must.
“We really hum around here during the holiday season,” Liz said. For the challenged holiday shopper, gift
certificates may be ordered by phone along with gift
packages for pick-up with themes like The Cocktail
Hour, Baker’s Delight, Gourmet Gadgets and Pasta
Perfection. Find The Cookery at 810 Lincolnway,
219/325-3663.
Couldn’t leave LaPorte without checking on the
LaPorte County Historical Museum. Lots of digging going on and around the Museum but it’s business as usual while their big move to the Door Prairie
Auto Museum is being finalized. First to be crated away
is the Native American bronze statue that has raised
its arms in a peaceful gesture of the broken arrow in
the courthouse plaza. “He goes with us,” said curator Jim Rodgers.
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Instructor Liz Jackson in the teaching kitchen.
The Cookery, 810 Lincolnway, LaPorte.
Crated and ready to go.
Victorian Handcrafts now on display.
Regular hours are still 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday
through Saturday for the public, and now featuring
a special display of Victorian Handcrafts during
October and November. The displays show society’s
passion for decorative objects made by hand from
the middle of the 1800’s through the turn of the century. Much more to see including the world famous
W.A. Jones collection of antique firearms and replicas of rooms from pioneer days to the 1920’s. Easy ramps
wind back from Michigan Avenue in LaPorte to the
museum from the cul de sac where the jail addition
is being built.
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Book Binding Classes
During the months of October and November, the
Chesterton Art Center is offering several Book Binding
classes taught by Leslie Cefali. These classes are:
“Book Binding: From Unusual to Common Place.”
This is a great class for those who have never made
a book. The class runs for three weeks on Thursdays,
Oct. 16, 23 & 30, from 6:30-9 p.m. The cost for members is $70, and $75 for non-members.
“One Sheet Book Structures—Books and Cards.”
If you can fold a piece of paper you can create fast, easy
fun. These can be used as cards and special letters and
are great for the holiday card ideas, too. All materials are included. This class is held on Thurs., Nov. 6,
6-9 p.m. The cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. You will need a basic tool kit for this class.
“All Day Book Binding Frenzy.” The day starts
with easy book structures in the morning and progresses
to the harder ones as the day goes by. You will probably fold, spindle, and even mutilate a few in the process.
Bring a sack lunch to this class which will be held on
Sat., Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $75 for members and $80 for non-members plus a $25 material fee.
All classes are held at The Chesterton Art Center,
115 S. 4th St., Chesterton. For more information,
and to sign up, phone the Center at 219/926-4711.
Fall Non-Reserved Hay Rides
Take a ride over the river and through the woods
along the trails of Deep River County Park in a
wogon filled with straw. Individuals and families
may ride on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturdays
and Sundays.
The fee is $2 per person and rides take place at 1,
2 & 3 p.m. Pay in the Visitor Center beginning 45 minutes before each hay ride. Rides are subject to cancellation because of weather or park conditions.
Phone 219/947-1958 for more information. Deep River
County Park is located off U.S. 30 between Valparaiso
and Merrillville. (Take U.S. 30 past the Deep River
Water Park to the next stop light, turn right and
follow signs to the County Park.)
Jeff Brown Trio every Friday
OPEN 7 days at 5 p.m.
219/872-4500
521 Franklin Street, Michigan City
Evening Catfishing
Visit Luhr County Park on Oct. 25th from 5-8 p.m.
to fish for stocked Channel Catfish in Luhr Pond. Limited
number of fishing poles and bait will be available, so
feel free to bring your own. There is a $1 fee for
using a pole and/or bait. Participants can fish with
their own equipment before program, but the park will
close at the completion of the program. Meet at the
pond. Luhr County Park is located at 3178 South 150
West, south of LaPorte. For more information, phone
(219) 324-5855. No pre-registration is needed.
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Fall Schedule at the Scarlet Macaw
The Fall Schedule at the Scarlet Macaw Community
Art Center, Sawyer, MI, currently features a line-up
of well-known, local artists who are providing this season’s Art Workshops and Classes.
A partial line-up of children’s classes includes:
“Rainbows with Tempera” for children 6-9 yrs.,
Oct. 30-Nov. 20, 4-5 p.m. on Thursdays.
“Art For Homeschoolers, Part Two, The Middle
Ages” for children 5-8 yrs. or 9-12 yrs, Nov. 4-25 on
Tuesdays.
“Just You and Me, Session II, Holiday Fun” for
children 3 & 4 with adult. Nov. 13-Dec. 18 on Thursdays.
“The Art of Art, for Students With Special Needs”
for children, youth and adults. Oct. through Dec. on
Wednesdays by appointment only.
A partial list of adult classes include:
“The Nude, Open Studio Sessions”. 18 yrs. and
older. Oct 18-Dec. 13, Saturdays.
“Beginning Jewelry Fabrication, Session II”. Nov.
3-19, 6-8 pm. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
“Beginning Oil Painting”. Nov. 21-Dec. 19, 6-8 p.m.
on Fridays.
Phone the Center at 269/426-8226 for more information, or to sign up. Center hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
The Scarlet Macaw Community Art Center is located at 5888 Sawyer Road in downtown Sawyer, MI.
NBSL Arts & Crafts Show
The New Buffalo Service League’s 21st Annual
Arts & Crafts Show will be held on Sat., Oct. 18,
from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (MI time), in the gym at the New
Buffalo High School/Middle School located at 1112 E.
Clay St., New Buffalo.
More than 90 arts and crafts booths will be offering items for the home, yard, holidays and beautiful
wearable art as well as toys and floral decor.
Service League members will be having a bake
sale and offering a luncheon menu for busy shoppers
and crafters.
Proceeds of the show are dedicated to the Mary Ann
Frey Scholarship Fund which provided over $5,000
in scholarship awards to area high school seniors
last year.
Admission to the show is $1, the building is handicap accessible and door prizes will be awarded.
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Flu Shots at Senior Center
The Michigan City Senior Center, Washington
Park, will be having their annual Flu Shots clinic on
Mon., Oct. 20th, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
You will be issued a number upon arrival. Numbers
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by Bryan Sykes will be reviewed by Dennis Norman.
After being summoned in 1997 to an archaeological site to examine remains of a 5,000 year old man,
the author, professor of genetics at Oxford, ultimately
was able to prove not only that the man was a
European but also that he has living relatives in
England today.
Dennis Norman will review the absorbing account
of how a single strand of DNA passes unbroken
through the maternal line allowing scientists to trace
our genetic makeup all the way back to prehistoric times,
to seven primeval women, the Seven Daughters of Eve.
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fun and suspense will be presented by The Acorn
Theater. Performance dates are Fridays and Saturdays,
Oct. 17-18, 24-25 and Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
According to theater co-owner Kim Clark, if you liked
the television series “Twilight Zone,” you will love
“Halloween Spooktacular.”
Several story lines unfold all at once, from the
familiar stories of Edgar Allen Poe to modern day cautionary tales. The show features the Barton Pipe
Organ and a cast of six live actors “who may or may
not be alive at the end of the show,” according to
Clark.
“Children may need to be accompanied by an adult
and some adults we know may need to be accompanied by fearless children,” Clark said. “This is a very
fun and creepy suspense show, not buckets of blood
on stage.”
The theater is being decorated by Mary Beth Brown
from the Deadscare Haunted House in New Buffalo.
The owners of the theater encourage everyone to
join them in wearing costumes.
The show begins at 8 p.m. (MI time). Tickets are
$15 and can be reserved by phoning the theater at
269/756-3879, or purchased at the door. The Acorn
Theater is located in the historic Featherbone Factory
at 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks, behind the
Three Oaks Post Office on N. Elm St.
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
7:30-9 p.m. MUSIC HERITAGE SERIES: HOWLING HOBGOBLINS. Bats, owls, goblins and witches prowl Dune Country this time of year. Join the Save
the Tunes Council as they sing “spooky songs, songs
of the supernatural and mysterious and tunes about
things that go bump in the night.” Meet at Dorothy
Buell Memorial Visitor Center.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
1-2 p.m. PUPPETS IN DUNELAND. Join in a funfilled hour of puppet madness. The program will
begin with a short puppet show explaining animal activities in the fall and end with a craft exploring the tracks
of Duneland animals. Meet at Dorothy Buell Memorial
Visitor Center.
7:30-8:30 p.m. TRANSFORMATION: FIRE! Fire
has long been respected and feared by human inhabitants of Dune Country. However, many of our beloved
plants and animals would not survive without the energizing influence of crackling flames. Join a ranger for
an interactive campfire presentation and learn about
the role fire plays in shaping some of the unique
natural ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes. Meet at the
National Lakeshore Campground Amphitheater.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
1-4 p.m. OPEN HOUSE AT BAILLY HOMESTEAD
& CHELLBERG FARM. Journey back in time at the
Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm as volunteers
in period dress demonstrate the lifestyles of the families who lived there. Park at Bailly/Chellberg parking lot.
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The next meeting of the Sons of Norway Scandiana
Chapter will feature an annual auction to benefit
the Ski for Light Foundation which brings blind
cross-country skiers from several parts of the world
to enjoy a guided run in the woods of Wisconsin.
The auction at 7 p.m. will follow a carry-in supper
at 6 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 18, in the Westchester Library
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It’s easy to become poetic on these bright, blue
autumn days with their special kind of beauty. I
have a no-name trash tree growing at the end of my
driveway that I allow growing room just for the lightness of being it brings in the fall as it becomes the first
to turn into a shower of yellow leaves. The maples will
soon follow suit, but little no-name is the first to signal that fall is really here. As I walk through the garden scattering handfuls of organic fertilizer, I tell
the plants and shrubs that I have done my best this
year, really I have. Bear with me, I say, if it isn’t
enough; I’ll try to better next year, God willing and the
creek don’t rise. You are still going to bet a covering
of peat in the hope that it will help this sandy soil become
a tad more amenable to growing things. I know I
have the gardener’s surge because I have become
ready to think of starting a compost pile of shredded
leaves and garden clippings. Thinking about it, that
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of raccoons rummaging into it, and I say no, not in my
backyard. Though, with that incense still in my pores,
every time I chop veggies for soup or casserole and have
a pile of trimmings to cast away, my mind always harks
back to those starving children in China the good nuns
who taught me told me about, the ones that received
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In the Local Area:
October 15-17 — “Deathtrap.” Presented by the
Footlight Players of Michigan City. Curtain 8 pm on
Fri & Sat; 2 pm on Sun. Tix $10; reservations 879-5840.
Footlight Theatre is located at 1705 Franklin St.
October 16-18 — “A...My Name is Alice.” Musical
revue at 4th Street Theater, 125 N. Fourth St.,
Chesterton. Curtain 8 pm except Oct. 12 at 3 pm. Tix
$10; reservations 219/926-7875. See story and photo
this issue.
October 16-20 — “Respiro.” A film by Emanuele
Crialese. Winner Critics Choice, Grand & Best Feature
Cannes Film Festival. Rated PG-13. Italian language
with Eng. subtitles. Thurs. & Fri., 6:30 pm; Sat & Sun
4:30 & 6:45 pm; Mon 6:30 pm. Also showing: “The Secret
Lives of Dentists.” Thurs & Fri., 8:45 pm; Sat &
Sun 2 & 9 pm; Mon 8:45 pm. (all MI times). Rated R.
Vickers Theatre, 6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, MI.
269/756-3522 or www.vickerstheatre.com
October 17 — Bookmarks at Noon will be held at
the Michigan City Public Library. Seven Daughters
of Eve by Bryan Sykes will be reviewed by Dennis
Norman. Free and open to the public.
October 17-18, 24-25, 31-November 1 — “Halloween
Spooktacular” at The Acorn Theater, 107 Generations
Dr., Three Oaks, MI. 8 pm (MI time). Features a cast
of 6 actors ala “Twilight Zone.” Tix $15; reservations
269/756-3879 or at the door. See story this issue.
October 18 — Farmer’s Market. 8th & Washington
streets, Michigan City. 7:30 am-noon.
October 18 -- New Buffalo Service League Arts &
Crafts Show. 9:30 am-4 pm. in the gym at New Buffalo
High School/Middle School, 1112 E. Clay St., New
Buffalo. Adm. $1.
October 18 — Sons of Norway Scandiana Chapter
meeting. Carry-in supper at 6 pm; auction for Ski For
Light Foundation at 7 pm. Held in the Westchester
Library Annex, 100 W. Indiana St., Chesterton.
October 18 — Amarillo Star ’s monthly
Country/Western Dance. 7-10:30 pm at the Michigan
City Skwiat American Legion Post. Adm. $3/AS members & $5/non-members. Info 874-3624.
October 18-19 — Fall Funfest at the Indiana Dunes
State Park. $1 stamp book allows kids to participate
in many fun activities at the three shelters closest to
the Nature Center. Entrance fee $4/in-state vehicle
and $5/out-of-state vehicle. Info 219/926-1390.
October 19 — Fall Film Series at the Michigan City
Public Library. 2 pm. “Bowling for Columbine” will be
featured. The film won the Academy Award for Best
Documentary of 2003. Free and open to the public.
October 19 — “Halogen” Christian popular, praise
and worship music concert. 1:30 pm. Part of the Fine
Arts Series at the Presbyterian Church of LaPorte,
Kingsbury Ave. & U.S. 35 south, LaPorte. Free-will
offering. Reception after the concert to meet the
musicians.219/362-6219 or www.laportepresbyterian.org
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October 19 -- Sinai Sunday Evening Forum. Chris
Matthews will speak at 7:30 pm at the MC High
School. Season ticketholders only. Tix at door subject
to availability.
October 20 — Meditation Group. 7 pm at the
Michigan City Public Library. New members invited
to attend.
October 22 — Sinai Temple Deli Day. Lunch served
11 am-1 pm; eat in or carry-out.Sandwiches served on
Jewish rye & includes pickle spear, cole slaw, noodle
kugel & condiments. $6. Phone in orders 874-4477 or
fax to 874-4190.
Places to Visit:
Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St., Michigan City.
Guided tours on Mon-Fri, 10 am, 11:30 am. Adm.
$4/adults, $2/kids 18 and under, free/kids under 3.
Beverly Shores Depot Museum and Art Gallery. In
the Gallery: artists Valerie Taglieri & Ron Wenekes”Twilight Fragment.” In the museum: photo exhibit
of the old Beverly Shores School. Phone 871-0832.
Door Prairie Auto Museum. Located one mile south
of LaPorte on US 35. Hours 10 am-4:30 pm, Tues-Sat;
noon-4:30 pm Sun. 219/326-1337 or www.dpautomuseum.com
Great Lakes Museum of Military History, 360
Dunes Plaza, Michigan City. Info 872-2702 or on the
web at www.militaryhistorymuseum.org
International Friendship Gardens. Hwy. 12 just east
of Liberty Trail, Michigan City. Featuring gardens of
many nations and wooded foot trails. Open MayOct., Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No adm. charge, however, donations accepted. 878-9885.
LaPorte County Historical Museum, county complex in downtown LaPorte, Indiana. Hours 10 am-4:30
pm, Tues-Sat. Adm. free; donations welcome. 219/3266808, ext. 276 or www.lapcohistsoc.org.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 720 Franklin St.,
Michigan City. Interim location until new building is
ready. Phone 874-4900. New exhibits: Emerging
Artists and Recent Work by Area Artists Association.
New Buffalo Railroad Museum, 530 S. Whittaker
St., New Buffalo, MI. Open Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm;
Sat-Sun, 10 am-3 pm (MI time). Info 269/469-5409.
Old Lighthouse Museum, Washington Park, Michigan
City. Open Tues-Sun, 1-4 pm. Adm. $2/adults, $1/kids
grades 9-12, 50 cents/kids grades 1-8, free to preschoolers. Group tours available, phone 872-6133. Closed
January and February.
Rag Tops Museum of Michigan City. 209 W. Michigan
Blvd. A collection of classic, antique & unusual vehicles & memorabilia. Open Tues-Sun, 10 am-5 pm; closed
Monday. Adm. $6/adults, $5/sen.cit., $4/kids, free/under
age 3. 878-1514.
The Depot of Beverly Shores Museum and Art
Gallery, 525 Broadway, Beverly Shores, IN. Adm.
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On October 19, 1744, the Earl of Sandwich, creator
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On October 19, 1781, the Revolutionary War ended
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On October 19, 1879, Thomas Edison conducted
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On October 19, 1889, John Crerar willed $2.5 million to build the Library of Science, Technology, and
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On October 21, 1772, English poet Samuel Taylor
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October 16, 2003
Travels with Charley:
An Autumnal Stroll Along the Avenues in La Porte
by Charles McKelvy
Natalie and I get a good glimpse into 19th Century
La Porte every time we head to that delightful city
for a stroll along the avenues — particularly the
avenues named Indiana and Michigan.
Fall and winter, in our view, are the best seasons
for putting La Porte’s network of sidewalks to proper use, because then you can truly see the city’s beautifully crafted homes in all their splendor, and enjoy
a bracing walk to boot.
Allow us then to take you along on one of our typical fall “home tours” of La Porte.
We always begin and end at the La Porte County
Public Library’s Main Library at 904 Indiana Avenue.
Why?
Natalie works the racks at St. John’s Thrift Shop.
The majestic La Porte County Public Library graces the
corner of Indiana and Maple avenues.
Because we always feel welcome in the 1920
Carnegie building on the corner of Indiana and Maple
avenues that was remodeled and enlarged in 1988.
Plus, they have clean restrooms for those who have
traveled from afar to kick through the maple leaves
of the “Maple City.”
While we do not have lending privileges at the La
Porte Public Library, we always do lend our eyes to
their latest offerings in fiction and non-fiction so we
can be sure and tell our librarians back in Michigan
to get on the stick and order those books for us. We
also enjoy holing up in the periodical section and
catching up on the latest from a host of esoteric magazines and newspapers one simply cannot find anywhere else this side of New York or Chicago.
From the delightful and architecturally significant La Porte Public Library, we usually walk south
a ways to the St. John’s Thrift Shop on A Street at 3rd.
It’s in close proximity to two popular Beacher advertisers — the La Porte Little Theatre and Little House
Women’s Apparel.
Because St. John’s Thrift Shop is run by St. John’s
Lutheran Church, we say we are “going to the
Lutherans” when we go there for a look at what’s new
in old and “gently used” clothing and accessories.
Usually, Natalie goes and tries on a 100 different
things, while I sit in a comfortable chair or couch reading their latest offerings in books and magazines. And
then Natalie finds that nothing really fits quite right,
and, as we’re leaving, I spot a sports jacket or pair of
pants that fits me to a T, and we walk out with a bag
full of my stuff.
Go figure.
But we figure after a grueling shopping trip to
“the Lutherans” that we need to take a serious stroll
along those aforementioned avenues named for our
two favorite states — Indiana and Michigan.
Home of
La Porte
Little
Theatre.
October 16, 2003
We usually head over to Indiana Avenue first and
stroll south for a leisurely look at all the paneled gable
decoration, round arch columns, stained glass windows,
projecting brackets and variety of wrought iron grillwork.
If that last sentence sounds a little too learned to
have issued forth from my computer, then please
know that I borrowed those terms from the La Porte
County Conventional & Visitors Bureau’s excellent free
brochure called “A Stroll Along the Avenues.”
Natalie wisely had us stop during one of our recent
Tuesday errand runs at the bureau’s office at 1503 S.
Meer Road in Michigan to load up on free brochures,
and that was one that stood out.
It certainly stood us well on our own recent stroll
down Indiana Avenue and back up Michigan Avenue,
because we were finally able to make sense of what
we had been seeing on all those strolls.
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that the First United Methodist Church at 1225
Michigan Avenue was designed by George Allen
around 1928 and trimmed in limestone in the “Gothic
Revival” style. The brochure advised us to be on the
look-out for the buttresses, pointed arches, and vertical tracery that typify architecture, and we certainly saw all of the above.
First United Methodist Church at 1225 Michigan Avenue.
The Orren G. Fox House at 1501 Michigan Avenue.
Thanks to the brochure, we learned that the
Maurice Fox House at 1508 Indiana Avenue was
built in 1923 in the “Classic Revival” style and features “corner quoins, a limestone beltcourse and keystones. The slate roof rests upon a heavily bracketed cornice. The semicircular portico has limestone
supports with papyrus capitals.”
Wow — and we had previously thought it was just
a good-looking house.
As we headed up Michigan Avenue, the bureau’s helpful brochure advised us that St. Peter’s Catholic
Church at 1101 Michigan Avenue was built in 1929
in the “Romanesque” style on a site purchased in
1853 by University of Notre Dame founder Father Sorin.
In true ecumenical fashion, the brochure noted
The Morrison House at 1217 Michigan Avenue.
And right next door we marveled at the Morrison
House at 1217 Michigan which was built in 1900 in
the “Queen Anne/Free Classic” style as a popular
“American Four-Square” house with a “Palladian
dormer, stucco and half-timbering and rococo brackets.”
Stroll
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Stroll Continued from Page 47
The brochure, in short, was elucidating and easy
to follow as we guided ourselves along the avenues that
developed as prominent neighborhoods during the previous two centuries.
We certainly saw that those neighborhoods are
more than holding their own today, and there was ample
evidence as we strolled of serious and on-going restoration work. In fact, we conjectured that one of the growth
businesses in La Porte just has to be house painting
and restoration.
We ended our tour back at the library where the
clean restrooms and periodical section awaited our convenience.
And as we headed north toward Michigan, we
began eagerly planning our next stroll along the
avenues of La Porte.
We hope to see you out there on the tree-lined
sidewalks, and encourage you to phone the La Porte
County Convention & Visitors Bureau at: 1-800-6342650 for your own copy of “A Stroll Along the Avenues.”
The Ruth C. Sabin Home at 1603 Michigan Avenue.
One of our favorite houses in La Porte.
It’s not on Indiana or Michigan avenue.
A sign that you’ve found Indiana Avenue.
The sign that you’ve found Michigan Avenue in La Porte.
Restoration of a home on Michigan Avenue.
Architectural detail abounds on the avenues in La Porte.
October 16, 2003
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Team Standings
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Lost
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Small jobs welcome. Call Ed at 219/878-1791.
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LOOKING FOR 6-8 Single Professional Women for round robin
discussion on local beach cottage concept. Two focus age groups,
21-32, and 33-45. Pay, $15.00 per hour. Call Dave at 219/873-1180.
HOUSEKEEPER/NANNY - 5 Afternoons wk. Must have car.
Non-smoker. - $10.00 per hour. - Call 219/324-9531.
WANT TO BUY OR SELL
ART & OFFICE SUPPLIES (FIRME’S)
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Highway 12, Beverly Shores - Just West of Traffic Light.
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OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IN POPULAR HACIENDA BUILDING
Sizes from 720 SF up to 1750 SF.
For more information call 219/874-8748
*COMMERCIAL SPACE - MICHIANA SHORES, INDIANA - Furnished
or unfurnished. Lease incentives. Non smoking bldg. 219/879-0811
*NEED STORAGE?
Clean, 27’ garage space. Michiana Shores. Call 219/879-0811
FOR LEASE —Approximately 811 Sq. Ft. of Executive Office Space,
Located at 107 Woodland Court, Michigan City, Indiana.
Modern, Contemporary, Energy efficient Wooded Office Setting.
Call 219/872-0318.
RENTAL INDIANA
HOUSE FOR RENT IN LONG BEACH
3/BR. Across from lake. Great view & beach. Call 219/874-8692.
LONG BEACH COZY 4/BR HOUSE AT STOP 15 (Across from Beach)
Fireplace and Large Deck. No pets. Call 708/579-1745.
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DUNESCAPE BEACH CLUB
LAKEFRONT CONDOS — 2 and 3 bedrooms.
Winter Rentals — $1,250 to $1,600 per month
DUNESCAPE REALTY - 219/872-0588.
LAKE MICHIGAN VACATION RENTALS
502 & 510 Lake Shore Drive
(219) 879-5099 - Fax: (219) 879-1870
The beach on Lake Michigan is just 1 block from our fully furnished
1, 2, & 3 Bedroom units. All appliances -washer/dryer, air conditioning, phone, microwave, cable TV, towels & linens, and all essential
cooking & eating utensils. Rates from $ 950 - $ 1,450 per week.
NO PETS !
See our website at: www.djheckman.com
or email us at:
[email protected]
MICHIANA SHORES charming & cozy winter rental for responsible person. W/D. Dishwasher. Micro. Fireplace. Decks. Peaceful. No pets.
$595 $ up + utilities.
Call 219/872-9923, or 773/457-4763 - www.vrbo.com #5881
•• LOVELY 3/BR, 2/BATH RANCH with graciously
landscaped yard & 2 car garage. Avail after Labor Day for $800/mo +
utilities.
•• SOLID 3/BR, 1 1/2 Bath Ranch with walk-out basement. Avail in
Sept. for $700/mo + utilities.
•• BEACH SIDE COTTAGE -3/BR, I/Bath. $1,000/mo.
Call Debbie Burke at 219/872-4000..
MERRION & ASSOCIATES REALTORS
219/872-4000 www.merrionandassoc.com
FLINT LAKE-VALPARAISO - Charming hillside house surrounded by
trees. Spacious living room. Fireplace. Big Country Kitchen. 1/BR.
Glassed in study. Steps to the beach. Peaceful. Perfect for writer,
artist, or teacher. $720/month. — Call 219/771-2779.
LONG BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT ON LAKE SHORE DRIVE
3/BR. AC. FP. Furn. Avail Sept thru May. $750/mo + util.
Call 708/424-8756, or 219/874-8428.
DELARME TILE
&
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Stone
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32 Years Experience / 22 Years On The Lakefront
October 16, 2003
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“SHORELAND HILLS 10 MONTH RENTAL
3/BR, 2/Bath. Furnished. Washer/Dryer. 2 Blocks to Lake.
Avail 10/1/03 to 6/23/04. $675 per month includes lawn/leaf maint.,
but not utilities. No pets. Call Bob N. at 800/899-2699,
or Clare N. at 708/579-1193. “Must See to Appreciate.”
LONG BEACH WINTER RENTAL —Clean, furnished, 3/BR, 2/Bath.
Nicely decorated. Air, large deck.1/2 Block to beach. $650/mo.
Available October 1st —Call 239/949-3377.
CHARMING LONG BEACH TWO STORY HOME
Stop 20 - Newly redone - 4/BR, 2/Bath. Furnished - No Pets.
Washer/dryer. 1/4 Block to beach. $850/mo + utilities.
Avail Sept’03 - June �04 - Call 708/717-8883.
MICHIGAN CITY, FRANKLIN ST. LOFT - Beautifully finished.
12’ Ceilings. Ceramic floors. Fireplace. Skylights. 2/Bath.
Large master BR. Exterior deck. Off street parking. Must see.
$950/mo. + utilities. - 219/712-4185.
YEAR ROUND RENTAL MICHIANA SHORES - Cozy knotty pine, near
the beach. Fully furnished 2/BR-2/Bath. Deck. Screened porch.
WBFP, AC, DW, W/D. $850/mo + utilities. Avail Sept 5th.
Call 847/675-3955, or 219/874-8336.
FOR RENT
615 WESTWOOD WAY
2/BR, 1/Bath. $650/mo. Tenant pays utilities. Completely furnished.
2 1/2 Blocks to Beach. Avail Sept - June 10, 2004.
170 LAKE SHORE DRIVE, UNIT A
3/BR, 2 1/2 Bath. $900/mo. Avail through April 15th, OR Year Round.
@ $1,275/mo. Great parking. Beautiful layout. Brand new amenities.
Indoor association pool & private beach. Call for info.
MICKY GALLAS PROPERTIES — 219/874-7070
OFF SEASON RENTAL
Emma’s Cottage on the beach
1426 Lake Shore Drive
Fully Furnished
weekends . . . weeks . . . months
fieldstone fireplace, gas grill
parking for 6 cars
SUNNY, 1/BR APARTMENT - Includes all utilities. Laundry on
premises. Convenient for South Shore S commuter. $475/mo.
1015 Washington St. 773/871-4240.
INDIANA, Michigan City, Sheridan Beach, 2-blocks to beach. Sunny
3/BR home with natural wood floors, large private yard, screened in
front porch & full basement with washer & dryer. Furniture available
if required. The rental fee for this great family home, $700/month.
Available now. Lease & Sec Deposit required. For more information
& viewing appointment, call 708/848-1025.
SHERIDAN BEACH WINTER RENTAL
3BR, 2Bath. Fully furnished. On beach. $1,500/mo.
STUDIO - 1BR, fully furnished. On beach. $600/mo. 312-560-5122.
RENTALS MICHIGAN
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE MICHIANA COTTAGE FOR SUMMER RENTAL
One block from beautiful Lake Michigan Beach at Stop 39. Fully furnished—Charming Deco decor. Air conditioned, forty windows to
catch lake breezes. Sleeps up to eight persons. Three bedrooms.
Two full baths. Two woodburning fireplaces. New kitchen. Secluded
forty oak tree landscape with Adirondack chairs and hammocks.
TVs with cable and movie channels. BBQ grill. Available May
onward through October and selected winter holidays. Pets welcome.
Call [773] 528-0825 or [773] 281-7100. Prefer longer tenancy, but
willing to consider weekly rentals with excellent tenants.
WARWICK SHORES - NEW BUFFALO. 2/BR furnished Condo on
Lake Michigan. Avail Sept-June 1st. or year round.
Days, call 269/469-0300, Evenings & weekends, 269/469-2943
••••••••••
VERY NICE 3 ROOM APARTMENT. Downtown New Buffalo. Seniors
preferred. Days, 269/469-0300, evenings/weekends, 269/469-2943
MICHIGAN, New Buffalo, Village of Grand Beach. Lake front home,
just 42 steps down to this private beach on Lake Michigan. Enjoy
magnificent sunsets from this lakeside living room. This cozy 3/BR
is completely furnished. Avail now thru May 15, 2004 for a rental fee
of $595.00 per month. For more information, and viewing appointment, call 708/848-1025.
FLORIDA RENTALS
(219) 878-1724
WINTER RENTAL - MICHIANA SHORES —4/BR, 2/Bath. Furnished or
unfurnished. Avail Sept-May, or year round. - Call 219/874-5090.
DUNESCAPE BEACH CLUB
Gorgeous 3-level condo. Decks, Jacuzzi, 2-car garage, fireplace,
3/BR, 2 and 1/2 bath. Beautifully FURNISHED and decorated. The
beach and all club amenities, including indoor pool and workout
facilities, are just steps away. Avail Immediately through May 31
(June negotiable). $900/month. Call (865) 384-8104.
STOP 20, LONG BEACH EXECUTIVE - 4/BR, 2 1/2 bath. 1 block from
beach. Completely renovated. Long term only. No smoking/pets.
Avail 11/15. $1,450 + utilities. 808/533-0908. Email:
[email protected]
MICHIANA SHORES - Newer Home - 3/BR, 2/Bath.
All appliances. - $1,250/month + deposit. - Call 219/324-7798.
New Construction
Remodeling
Room Additions
Kitchens
Bathrooms
Windows
Siding
14 Bristol Drive
Michigan City, IN
Trim
(219) 874-6224
Decks
Tom Wagner serving the beach area since 1994
FLORIDA KEY’S OCEANFRONT CONDO AVAIL FOR RENT
Swimming Pool. Tennis Courts. Gorgeous View with 2 Bedrooms
& 2 Baths. Weekly rental, $750.00. — Call 219/872-5127.
FLORIDA CONDO FOR RENT
Avail Oct-Nov, & March-April — $2,200/mo + tax. Call 219/872-7334
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
LOT FOR SALE - STOP 29
80’ x 165’. - 3 Blocks from lake. - Call 312/635-4316.
*MICHIANA SHORES mixed use 3-unit building. 2-Commercial front
spaces + luxury rear apartment. Spacious basement. Two car
garage. Updated mechanicals. Separate meters. City sewer & water.
Low maintenance landscaping. Immaculate condition. Call for
allowed uses. $209,000. Broker/Owner. 219/879-0811.
*BUILDING SITE - Birch Drive, Michiana Shores, IN area. City water.
CITY sewer connection at site. Walking distance to beaches.
$52,000. - Broker/Owner - 219/879-0811.
THIS FALL WE’VE
GOT IT ALL
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Tables - Chairs
Party Supplies
Lawn & Garden Equipment
Construction Equipment & More
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225 E. Garfield St.
872-9177
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October 16, 2003
Off the Book Shelf
by Sally Carpenter
Theater of the Stars by N. M. Kelby
If you think this is a Broadway expose, move along.
The stars in this title are the ones above your head.
Lucienne Kundera is in Paris and about to receive an
honor for discovering a black hole. “There are several types of black holes, many of them purely mathematical. They can’t be seen or measured, absorb all
light. Lucienne’s black hole is a cannibal, attached to
V325Andromedae, a dying star in the Andromeda constellation, one of the many stars of the �Chained
Woman,’ or so �Andromeda’ means. The irony does not
escape Lucienne. She’s spent the past three years watching this particular part of the Northern Sky. Feels
chained to it herself.”
Now the problem with being an astrophysicist is
that you spent a lot of your time looking up instead
of around. That makes for bad personal relationships and marriages. Lucienne’s husband, Ethan,
also an astrophysicist, though not as brilliant as his
wife, had become househusband and manager to
Lucienne over the years. Now, on the eve of this auspicious occasion, Lucienne, now in her 50s, has come
to realize the marriage is over. She and Ethan have
split.
But that’s not the end of her problems. It seems the
academy has chosen Lucienne’s mother to present the
award. Helene was a physicist who Lucienne barely
knows.
Helene had worked with Marie Curie’s son-in-law
before WWII on nuclear research. She somehow
ended up in 1943 in Los Alamos, working on the
Manhattan Project. How did she get there? Now an
elderly woman, the trip to Paris is evidently hard on
Helene, both mentally and physically. She ends up in
a hospital after an attempted suicide, and Lucienne
starts the process of trying to find out who her father
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was as well as her mother’s mysterious history. It’s
not hard to see that the black holes Lucienne studies parallels her own strange life.
Photographs and clues lead Lucienne on a journey
of discovery. She is helped by her mother’s doctor, Dr.
Assam, who somehow seems linked to the answers
Lucienne seeks. His father’s furrier shop in Paris
has something to do with Helene’s past but he’s clueless as to what that connection is; besides, he has a
story of his own to hide.
So is this story a mystery? Science fiction? A love
story? Maybe all three. I became totally absorbed
and fascinated as chapters flashed by, switching from
Lucienne’s investigation into her past to her mother’s
own story spanning the 1940s through the 1950s. I
think that reading Helene’s story made me think of
this book as a 1940s black and white movie; maybe
the telling of Helene’s story from WWII Paris to the
bombing of Hiroshima had an old Movietone News quality to it.
Author Kelby’s vivid, though spare prose, brings an
exciting and tragic view of war and the people who
worked on nuclear research; most never thinking of
the future dire consequences of their work. The
author touches on the moral and political implications
of nuclear research and the personal cost to individuals as well. But she does this very sparingly.
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her own life’s history, is molded into the fiber of the
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MERRION & ASSOCIATES REALTORS, INC.
FAX (219) 872-4182
Specializing in Distinctive Properties
Indiana and Michigan
707 Washington Street, Michigan City, IN
CALL QUICKLY TO CASH IN ON THIS CORNUCOPIA OF VALUES
FARMERS, UNITE!!! Two hundred & two acre farm is the real
thing! Located in Starke County with frontage on the Kankakee
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the 4290 foot frontage on Toto Road; investors will like the
drainage ditches which keep the land productive. Call Ed Merrion
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for crop yields.
510,000
EASY CONDO LIVING!!! One bedroom, 2 full bath unit has
a beautiful kitchen, fireplace in the great room and deck overlooking
a pond and watergarden. 1 car garage is located close to unit, which
comes with all appliances, including washer and dryer. Monthly
assessment is a low $60. Karwick Glen is located close to banking, shopping and the beach. Ask Jim McGah for a peek at
$
total living convenience.
106,900
ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE! Genuine teakwood
floors throughout the main level of this brick and redwood ranch
showcase the Prairie-style design. Large windows bring the light
and beauty of the 8/10 acre yard right into your life. This unique
home has the numbers: 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 fireplaces &
a 2 car built-in garage. The volcanic rock garden is irreplaceable!
$
Ask Ed Merrion for a private appointment.
540,000
FRUSTRATED BY BEACH AREA PRICES? Check out this
3 bedroom, 1.5 bath brick and limestone ranch in Pottawattomie
Park. Beautiful hardwood oak floors & finish; totally new
kitchen with cherry-stained oak cabinetry, stainless steel appliances & ceramic floors; a quiet screen porch opening out to a gorgeously landscaped back yard. Full finished basement will knock
your socks off! See Trisha Meyer for a look at affordable ele$
189,500
gance!
LOOK FOR US ON THE INTERNET! • www.merrionandassoc.com
Ed Merrion, CRS, GRI
Liv Markle, CRS, GRI
Debbie Burke, GRI, ABR
Dave Walsh
Jim McGah, Broker Associate
Julie Gring
Jim Laughlin
Fran Merrion, GRI, ABR
Bill Moldenhauer
Jerry Lambert
John Hayes, GRI, ABR
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Trisha Meyer
Debbie Mengel
Pat Elliott
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LONG BEACH REALTY
ON LAKE MICHIGAN SINCE 1920
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3100 Lake Shore Drive
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NEW L
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OTHERS WILL SHOVEL SNOW, mow the lawn, paint the outside of this upper level
corner unit condominium. Sunny balcony off huge living room needs only flowers in pots
for landscaping. Just decorated with many windows, the condo is light & bright. On site
$
amenities include association pool, laundry facilities. Plenty of parking.
110,000
LAKE MICHIGAN is the back drop for completely updated 1925 cottage. Fieldstone
gas fireplace in living room, Corian countertops. Wood & tile floors. 3 bedrooms on living floor. Guest quarters (with kitchen) on lower level with lakeside walkout great
room. Minimum upkeep. Furnished, just move in & enjoy lakeside living. $975,000
STUNNINGLY CONCEIVED, elegantly executed contemporary is based on Frank Lloyd
Wright Taliesen West design. Brick & wood interior walls, floor to ceiling windows, terrazo floors, multiple skylights. 3 bedrooms, 1 with adjoining 14 ft. sitting room. Great
room. On 2вЃ„3 acre generously landscaped to blend with the style of the home. $260,000
STUNNING VIEWS of sunsets over Lake Michigan & the Chicago skyline from wide expanses of glass in 1957 ranch. Almost 3000 sq. ft. of living area with handsomely proportioned
rooms, 1st floor family room, including guest wing, master suite plus 2 additional bedrooms,
3 baths. Fireplace is shared by family room & living room. 3rd fireplace on ceramic floored
$
lower level. Basement. Double garage.
888,000
ONE OF A KIND architect designed contemporary on 80 ft. of Lake
Clare frontage. Wrap around veranda, outdoor gazebo, both overlooking water. 3 bedrooms, 31вЃ„2 baths. Stain less steel kitchen appliances, slate,
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wood & carpet floors. 200 amp electric, 2 car garage.
549,000
BEACH APARTMENT RENTALS across from Lake Michigan. 2 bedrooms, great room; 1 bedroom, great room. Carpeted floors, stove,
refrigerator. Deck or patio.
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