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Family The Indiana Gazette
Save CLEANING FOR A CAUSE 98TH BIRTHDAY
Gertrude Johnson will cele-
money at brate her 98th birthday today.
She grew up in Creekside and
rode a street car to Indiana to
the movies attend school, where she grad-
uated in 1930.
She was taught to play the
Going to see a movie at the piano by her mother when she
theater has become a luxury. was 6 years old and continues
Tickets and snacks cost a to play today.
small fortune. Even if you eat She resides in Crystal Waters
beforehand, it can be hard to Personal Care Home. Gertrude
resist the Junior Mints or the enjoys having visitors and re-
buttery popcorn. Two people ceiving cards. Feel free to stop
going can cost $40 easily. But by and wish her a happy birth-
there are some movies that day.
you want to see on the big Her mailing address is Crystal
screen. For- Waters Personal Care Home,
FRUGAL tunately, you 4639 Route 119 Highway North,
LIVING don’t have to GERTRUDE JOHNSON
Home, PA 15747.
wait for a
movie to be
released on DVD to avoid the
high prices. You can try inde-
pendent or drive-in theaters
or go to a matinee. How have
you saved money when going
to the movies?
Here are a few tips to make
movie going cheaper that ex-
clude food smuggling.
AAA: If you’re a member of
AAA, it offers a plethora of dis-
counts, one of which is dis-
counted movie tickets for THE INDIANA Area Senior High School girls basketball team will hold a car wash from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
some areas. Visit Saturday at Bob’s Pizza. Donations will be accepted and Bob’s Pizza will award 25 percent discount
www.aaa.com/discounts to coupons for each donation received. From left: front, basketball players Olivia Houser, Jordan Mateer,
find which discounts apply to Kelsey Thompson, Tiara Stossel, Aubree Frye and Megan Lewandowski; back: Coach Otto Peterson,
Coach Dave Woodall and Ted Geletka, owner of Bob’s Pizza.
COSTCO: It offers discount
movie tickets to Regal, AMC
and Cinemark. The tickets are
In praise of unstructured
sold in groups of five. There is
a shipping charge if you buy
online at www.costco.com, so
check your local store. Online 40TH ANNIVERSARY
playtime for tweens
prices are Regal $37.50, Cine-
mark $37.50 and AMC $39.99. Patrick and Jeanette ana; Jennifer (Joe) Kretchman,
Bernard, of Indiana, celebrat- of Meyersdale; Leah (Matthew)
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK: The ed their 40th anniversary on Hicks, of Marion Center; and
2010 book became available By ANNE WALLACE ALLEN the pressure we feel to help our playing away,” said Brandy Van- Sunday with a family celebra- Jeremy (Jessica) Bernard, of
Aug. 12. Typically, the cost for For The Associated Press kids succeed at sports, at music, derlee, a mother of three in tion. Homer City.
a book is $30 to $56, depend- and at school, many people Macedon, N.Y. They were married at St. They have 10 grandchildren:
ing on your location. Included When we chose our house after manage to make room for play in There are scolds in the blogos- Bernard’s Church, Indiana, on Kayla, Luke, Sage and Kaden
are discount movie tickets moving to Boise, Idaho, in 2005, their kids’ lives. phere who tell us that parents Aug. 23, 1969. Bernard; Gabriel, Noah and
that range from $6 to $8.50 we definitely didn’t go on curb “We have a swing next door, we who let their children take risks They have four children: Emma Kretchman; and Kyle,
per ticket, depending on par- appeal. Built in 1893, the house have scooters, we have bikes, we by being on their own are neg- Brian (Tina) Bernard, of Indi- Erik and Zachary Hicks.
ticipating theaters. They sell was clad in fleshtone cedar shin- have skateboards,” said Shaun lectful.
two tiers. One ticket level is gles, and the bathroom was so Hammersmark, a Boise land- Plenty on the other side say
for newly released movies, small that even the dog could scape designer who works at parents overschedule their kids
and the other requires a 12-
day waiting period after a
hardly turn around in it.
Yet the house had one feature
home and has made a conscious
effort to create an environment
and are hindering their develop-
ment. COMING EVENTS
show first appears. These tick- we loved: It was set in a neigh- where her kids, ages 5 and 11, I don’t know which side is right.
ets are ordered and shipped, borhood full of scooters, bicy- and others can play. But the kids I know seem happier REUNION: The 54th Sagamore uled to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the
so there is a shipping fee. cles, swingsets, and other signs The experts tell us that letting when we just leave them alone to reunion for current and former Rustic Lodge.
There’s an eight-ticket mini- that children lived all around. kids play, instead of organizing play. residents of Sagamore, their
mum purchase, too. We were looking for a place things for them to do, helps them “In most cultures and families and friends will be FLEA MARKET: A three-day flea
where the kids could roam freely, socially, physically and even aca- through most of history, people held Sept. 5 at the Plumville market will be held from 10
ANGIE’S LIST: Thousands of as so many parenting books, demically. did know that kids needed time Fire Hall. a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12,
consumers share their ratings blogs, and experts assure us kids Play supposedly promotes cre- to play, but they didn’t feel that Open house and reminiscing and from noon to 8 p.m. Sept.
and reviews on local contrac- don’t get to do nowadays. And in ativity and enhances problem- adults should play with kids,” begins at 1 p.m. The dinner will 13 on parish grounds at Our
tors and companies in more our block, we found it. solving skills. said Stephanie Coontz, who begin at 2 p.m. Admission is a Lady of the Assumption Parish,
than 425 different categories. The kids, now 11 and 9, swing The American Academy of Pe- teaches history and family favorite covered dish or Lucernemines Site.
Membership costs an average on a tree swing three doors diatrics says unstructured play- studies at The Evergreen State dessert. The committee will
of $6 per month. Membership down. time helps children learn to College in Olympia, Wash. provide meat, rolls, coffee or MAN TO MAN: Men facing
perks include discounts from They disappear for hours into share, to conquer their fears, to Until recent decades, “there punch. prostate cancer receive sup-
dozens of retailers and organ- another neighbor’s house, adjust to new situations, and to wasn’t this idea that parents The Sagamore Reunion or port, information and re-
izations such as Blockbuster emerging with strange crafts stick up for themselves. should be intervening constantly Pictorial Book can be ordered sources by talking with trained
Total Access — 50 percent off they’ve created from scraps of In a 2007 report, the Academy to make things a teachable mo- for $10 plus $2 shipping. Re- prostate cancer survivors. Call
first month and discounted wood in the basement. said free playtime and recess are ment and expand their minds,” union committee members are (800) 227-2345 for more infor-
movie tickets. The cost for This week, my daughter and slipping away as schools focus said Coontz. Marge Goldstrohm, Clair Mc- mation.
tickets is $5.50 to $6.50, usual- four neighborhood friends spent on meeting new academic “Their minds expand a lot bet- Curdy, Julia Sonni and Anthony
ly restricted to two weeks after days in our living room sewing achievement demands brought ter when they pursue things Sottile. REACH TO RECOVERY: Newly di-
release and includes most stuffed animals out of mis- about by laws like No Child Left they’re interested in for them- For more information, call agnosed breast cancer patients
major theaters. Visit matched socks, filling them with Behind. selves.” (724) 349-3157. receive support, information
www.angieslist.com. rice and beans, and selling them Hammersmark said the And when they’re playing on and resources through visits
to raise money for the Make-A- freestyle play in her yard helps their own, their parents get a lot MEETING CHANGE: The Indiana and conversations with trained
SPECIAL PROMOTIONS AND Wish foundation. kids from ages one year to 12 more stuff done. Sure, the sewing Business and Professional breast cancer survivors. Call
DISCOUNTS: Check your local It seems that whenever I talk to learn to get along with others. circle of kids in my living room Women meeting scheduled for (800) 227-2345 for more infor-
movie-theater Web sites, or experts on childhood — be they “They learn to work with each ended up accidentally using Labor Day has been resched- mation.
give the theaters a call. Ask psychologists, school principals other, and what better education someone’s mother’s $12 socks
whether they have any special or other parents — they bemoan can you give your kids?” she said. that weren’t actually mismatched
promotions. See whether they the way that childhood has been The academics who study chil- in the course of their stuffed ani-
offer student, senior or mili- taken up by structured activities. dren and childhood tell us kids mal creation.
tary discounts. Many theaters They talk about our children’s need to figure out playtime on A small price to pay for the full
offer specials during the sum- over-scheduled, high-pressure their own. They don’t need to be day of uninterrupted working
mer, bulk-ticket deals and loy- lives. directed. time that I enjoyed in my office
alty rewards clubs, so you can Yet I know — or see — many “They say, ‘I’m bored, I’m about 8 feet away.
earn concession food or tick- people making a conscious effort bored,’ but guess what, five min- Then again, they weren’t my
ets. Sometimes your local to resist that trend. And despite utes later you peek in and they’re socks.
newspaper, grocery store or
hotel might run a promotion,
too. For example, Marriott of-
fers four free tickets when
making reservations until 4-H NEWS
Sept. 7. Call (800) 228-9290,
and ask for promotional code
LLS when making your reser- HORSE PRODUCTION In hunter type horse grade in the 3-year-old English pleas-
vations, or visit www.mar- WINNERS classes, exhibitors qualifying for ure class. Tyler Dillon qualified in
riott.com/landofthelost for Six Indiana County 4-H horse the state show were Shyan Dil- the 3-year-old western pleasure
details. members have qualified 11 ani- lon, 2-year-old gelding and 3- class, and Angela Moretti won a
mals for the State 4-H Horse Pro- year-old gelding; Mandy McKin- blue ribbon in the 4-year-old
GO BIG: Buy the larger-sized duction Show to be held in Har- non, 3-year-old filly, and Amy western pleasure class.
popcorn and drinks for the risburg in October. Members Miller, 3-year-old filly. Tyler Dil- Paige Henry also competed in
best savings. Many theaters qualified by winning a blue rib- lon won a blue ribbon for his the show and won a red ribbon
offer free refills, too. One read- bon at an area horse production stock type horse 3-year-old geld- in the 3-year-old western pleas-
er, J. Moffitt, shares: “When show. ing. ure futurity class.
buying snacks, buy the big In breed classes, blue ribbons Several members also compet- The purpose of the horse pro-
one and share. Our theater went to Mikhala Stover, minia- ed in the pleasure futurity class- duction program is for 4-H
lets us get extra cups for free, ture horse yearling filly, and An- es. members to work with brood-
Shyan Dillon and Angela mares and raise and train young Celebrating birthdays today are:
and we use these to dole out gela Moretti, Palomino 3-year-
the popcorn. old gelding. Moretti both won blue ribbons horses.
■ Tonya Abrams, Bowdertown
Everyone gets a cup of pop- ■ Bill Barr, Clymer
corn, and when they need ■ Tyler Betz, Indiana
more, they just pass the cup ■ Courtney Burnheimer, Coral
back. This is a handy way of ■ Janet Clark, Punxsutawney
sharing the popcorn, as
everyone can reach it. You can
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ■ Shasta Hamil, Clymer
■ Shirley Hennessey, Creekside
also get extra cups to share a Items submitted for publica- editing for space and content. of both parents must be provid- ■ Jill Hopkins, Commodore
drink without sharing the tion on the Family page must fol- Wedding anniversaries are ed. ■ Matt A. Letso, Blairsville
germs. low these guidelines: accepted beginning with the Birthday/card shower an- ■ Janelle McCombie, Indiana
Use the large drink as a For coming events, reunion 25th and in increments of 5 years nouncements for those 80 years ■ Mary Jane Overdorff, Brush Valley
pitcher, and pour everyone and anniversary announce- thereafter until the 40th, after old and over. ■ Kristie Palmer, Seward
their own drink.” ments, items must be submit- which they may be submitted ■ Megan Strotman, Shelocta
ted at least one week prior to annually. All those submitting baby ■ Jason Thomas, Latrobe
BUYING ONLINE: Check gift- the requested date of publica- Only first and second baby birthdays, births and engage- ■ Jean Wright, Tunnelton
card Web sites such as Car- tion. birthdays will be accepted. ments will receive a call confirm-
davenue.com, GiftCardRes- All submissions must be High school reunions are ing the submission. To add a name to the “Happy Birthday” list, call (724) 465-5555,
cue.com, Plasticjungle.com TYPED and must include a day- accepted starting with the 25th Submissions may be mailed to ext. 265.
and Swapagift.com, where time phone number. and in increments of 5 years The Indiana Gazette, 899 Water If you leave a message, be sure to spell out the entire name of the
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or eBay.com, too. Submissions are subject to different last names, signatures 5555. Happy Birthday!