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July 27th, 2011
Tony Mayfield, Director of Culver Summer Schools and Camps, shared a wealth of information on this year's program -- as well as some tidbits on upcoming items of interest -- last week with members of Culver's Kiwanis Club, who dined at the school's Lay Dining Center for their weekly meeting.
Mayfield, a graduate of Culver Military Academy who spent ten years at the school as history instructor before taking on several summer-related positions including a stint as Woodcraft Camp director, said so far this has "been a great year" for the summer program.
Culverâs rich history will come alive in a unique way starting Monday, August 1 with the first installment of Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shopâs âCulver History Film Fest.â For several evenings this summer, rare historical films culled from Culver Academiesâ archives -- many recently restored and remastered from vintage, reel films -- will be screened at the museum, located at 102 S. Main Street in downtown Culver. Introductions to each film will provide historical context, and refreshments will be served.
PLYMOUTH â Car a little dusty from the heat?
Your 3,000 mile oil change was due 4,000 miles ago? Oliver Ford in Plymouth is there to help you while they help others.
Oliver is currently offering free oil changes and car washes at the dealership on Jefferson Street in Plymouth until Aug. 1 â unless you own a diesel vehicle. The only request in return is for you to help area kids get ready to go back to school.
Teaming with Plymouth FOP Lodge #195 and the Indiana State Police, Oliver Ford will give that car wash and oil change for your donation to the âPack-A-Backpackâ program.
PLYMOUTH â How many children have an imaginary friend who is a pig? Authors Chip Gilbertson and Gina Restivo use a pig to tell the inspiring story of a boy who learns to believe in himself in their first book, âFly, Danny, Fly.â Behind the sweet narrative and colorful illustrations, however, is a real cause.
A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to the Danny Did Foundation, a non-profit founded by Mike and Mariann Stanton of Chicago after their 4-year-old son Danny died in 2009 from Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).
PLYMOUTH â Barn Quilts have been popping up all over Marshall County and if you havenât yet had the opportunity to take the Marshall County Barn Quilt trail â well the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau has made it easy for you. The Barn Quilt Trail takes you through picturesque country and main roads from which you can view the barn quilts. There are two ways that you can find where the barn quilts are situated. ONE: For a self-guided tour just stop by the Visitorâs Bureau at 220 N. Center St.
PLYMOUTH â The cornfield looked empty, just a mass of stalks bending under the sunâs heat.
A few minutes later, however, a large red tractor became visible over the tops of the corn. Groups of kids, all wearing neon orange hats to shield their face from the sun, jumped off the long arms attached to the tractor, brushing cornstalk remnants off their hands. They were in the middle of a long morning of detassling corn â and it was time for a break.
â(The job) has itâs ups and downs,â said Derrick Lee, one of the detasslers, Thursday. âEspecially on days like today. Itâs hot!â
PLYMOUTH â Families will have the chance to avoid the line at school registration for the coming year as Plymouth Community Schools has a new partner for an online option.
A company named InfoSnap will provide the option for parents of Plymouth students.
Through one simplified process, parents will be able to complete all of the registration forms and share family information between siblings, without having to reenter the information for each child.
PLYMOUTH â The box of directions and maps is sitting on top of the coat rack at Christosâ Family Dining, just waiting for someone looking for an adventure.
Walking the Lincoln Highway, sponsored by the Indiana Volkssport Association (part of the larger American Volkssport Association or AVA) is a group of five different walking routes (chose from 5K or 10K) in Valparaiso, Warsaw, Columbia City, Fort Wayne and Plymouth.
When you hear the name Mozart, you might associate it with words such as âchild prodigy,â âclassical music,â or âtalented composer.â
But for 21 Culver Academies students, the name Mozart will yield the sights and sounds of Salzburg, Austria â home of the Mozart International Choral Festival. On June 28, the students and five adults departed the United States en route to Salzburg, Austria, where they were invited to sing in the second annual Mozart International Choral Festival.
Another HooÂsier literary legÂend associated with Lake MaxÂinkuckee will be celebrated Saturday, July 30, starting at 11 a.m., when James WhitÂcomb Riley (or, to be exact, perÂformer Henry Ryder paying tribute to Riley in dress, style, and speech) visÂits the area.