Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post, July 26
By Kitty Conley July 24, 2012 1:30PM
Updated: July 24, 2012 1:30PM
July 26: Scott Foster
July 27: Lori Taylor
July 31: Mike Finnerty shares this day with Paul Keller
Aug. 1: Alice Burgess
July 26: passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act
Some of the best quotes ever (at least they are attributed to these people):
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible - George Burns
By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. - Socrates
We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers
And the cardiologist’s diet: - If it tastes good spit it out.
The above were sent to me by Gene Milkowski. He may have retired from the Star but he keeps me laughing. Thanks, Gene. I do find it interesting that the words of Will Rogers are as good today as they were when he was writing them. Today Steven Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart and the one that got a start when I was in college and continues to evolve to meet the needs of that same-aged audience, “Saturday Night Live,” fill that void.
The National Softball World Series B is from July 27 to 29. The big events will be in Valparaiso, not on Crown Point’s square this year. They will be playing at C.P. fields among other places.
July 28: Rusty Pipes Community Concert Band will perform at the Indiana Dunes State Park, in the beach pavilion at 7 p.m. This is a 50-piece assembly. Listeners can experience a pop-style orchestra sound. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. In case of rain, the concert will be cancelled. The concert is free after paying the standard entrance fee of $ for in-state vehicles and $10 for out-of-state vehicles.
According to Jamie Smyth, fisheries staff specialist at the Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife in Indianapolis, the severe drought is certainly creating less contaminants to enter our waterways. There is certainly not the normal amount of runoff we would experience this time of year. However, when we do experience a rain event, those contaminants that are building up throughout this drought will be cause for concern. Our lakes, rivers, streams and stormwater ditches are getting a short reprieve from all the fertilizers, oil from vehicles on the roads and streets and parking lots, and animal waste being washed into them by rain. The living things in those waterways and lakes will be hit real hard when the rain does come, unless we do our best to make sure that what we put on the land is not left in such a state that it can be easily washed into what ends up being our drinking water.
Congratulations to Todd Kleven for being elected to the Crown Point Soccer Board. He is so pumped.
A big thank you to Lakes of the Four Seasons security officer Jared Reynhout for noticing the fire and calling the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force that put out the fire at a friend’s home. The homeowner’s suggestion: Don’t grill on your deck. Because the call came in early enough, Reynhout was able to get the family out of the house and the firefighters kept the fire from getting to the house. Good-bye deck.