Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post, Aug. 29
By Kitty Conley August 27, 2013 12:38PM
Aug. 29: Jill and her dad W. Allen Ross share a birthday
Aug. 30: Jessica Janda is 15.
Sept. 1: Eric McCann
Sept. 2: Jesse Nedohon
Sept. 2: Ian & Collette Nicolini ONE YEAR
Jerry Ross is coming to Crown Point for a book signing and fundraising event at the old Lake County Courthouse on Sunday, Sept. 22. They will be celebrating the 135th Anniversary of the building. He will be signing in the rotunda, and all proceeds of book and CD will be donated by Crown Point’s very own astronaut. There will also be a silent auction, and a cake reception.
Here we go again. I love plays on words:
I tried to catch some fog. I mist.
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.
England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.
Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy.
The Arc of Northwest Indiana is searching for a new executive director. Kris Prohl is resigning after more than 25 years. The Arc Northwest Indiana is a nonprofit agency that provides year-round comprehensive services to adults with developmental disabilities in Northwest Indiana in center programs, homes, apartments and on jobs. Contact the office at 985-6562 for more information or go to www.thearcnwindiana.com.
Franciscan St. Anthony Health is offering diabetes education classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in September. Tuesday hours are 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday classes are Sept. 3, Oct. 8 and Nov. 5 and Wednesday classes are Sept. 4, Oct. 9 and Nov. 5. Participants need to start with the first session. The classes will take place in the Burrell classrooms, located on the hospital’s lower level. Registration is required. Program fees are covered by most insurance companies. If you are interested, please check with your insurance provider before registering. Medicare A and B does cover a series of classes one time and individual appointments yearly, if needed, after classes. Call 757-6268.
Andrew Kyres is inviting everyone to come to First Financial Bank’s Morning Business Hour on Friday, Sept. 13 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Crown Point Banking Center located at 11890 Broadway. That is where Broadway ends at U.S. 231. Congressman Pete Visclosky will be the guest speaker. While there is no charge to attend please RSVP to Judith Mariola at Judith.email@example.com.
I went to eat at Fat Burrito on North Main Street in Crown Point, with Diane. The burrito was big as an adult man’s wrist. It was two meals. Next time I will try the chicken not the steak. The steak was ground beef. I will also ask for more hot sauce. Yes, there will be a next time. It is in the strip shopping center where the driver’s license branch used to be. It is north of Jewel.
Be on the watch out for a Murder Mystery Dinner/Auction coming in October at the Halls of St. George. For those of you that can afford $50 tickets, a great Western Murder Mystery will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana. It is called “Bullets in the Bathtub.” More to come, keep watching.
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is coming to Ft. Ouiatenon, West Lafayette Oct. 5 and 6. Check it out at www.tippecanoehistory.org or www.tcha.mus.in.us/feast.htm. This is the 46th year as the Midwest’s largest and best historical festival. This is held along the banks of the Wabash River. The “Feast” gets its name from the moon cycles of the Miami Indian calendar. Recreated military units, period artisans, craftspeople, musicians, voyager canoeists, civilian encampments, and Native American cultural presentations about the time period portrayed. Great for all ages and people that love to eat. They even have free parking and shuttle buses from Ross-Ade Football Stadium at Purdue.