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					                               Volume 19, Number 33 Thursday, August 21, 2003




ADVENTURE
Members of Boy Scout Troops
802 and 876 Discover the Risk
and Energy of Camp Philmont
            by Mary Fox




                                                           A great view was present while hikers played cards or read.


                                                         From the time a Boy Scout is young, he hears about
                                                      Philmont, the Boy Scout camp in northeastern New
                                                      Mexico. They see the badges those who have been to
                                                      Philmont wear and they hear of the vistas observed
                                                      after a mountain climb.
                                                         They know that there are badges to earn – hiking, first
                                                      aid and camping, a rank to be reached – first class—and
                                                      a birthday to celebrate – 14 -- before making it to the camp.
                                                         In July, two local Boy Scout troops joined the 20,000
                                                      that will trek Philmont this summer. From Troop 802 were
                                                      Kyle Higdon, Jim McFadden, James Molden, Tim
                                                      Pendergast and Rishi Kora, and scout leaders, Bob
                                                      McFadden and Jim Pendergast.. From Troop 876 were
                                                      Glenn and Tom Firme, John Rosevear, Bill Stark, and Kyle
                                                      Mason and leaders Dr. Bill Rosevear and Bill Stark.
                                                      Former Troop 876 members, Ricky Szarka, who has
                                                      moved to Madison, Wis., and Dave Milcarek, who is in
                                                      the Air Force joined the group. Troop 802, which meets
                                                      at Notre Dame, and Troop 876, which meets at Queen of
                                                      All Saints, left for the two-week trip two days apart and
                                                      never came across each other on the 137,493-acre camp.

      John Rosevear rock climbing on Turtle’s Wall.                                          Adventure      Continued on Page 2
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Adventure        Continued from Page 1

     Discipline was key to the
trip. Tom Firme recalled aris-
ing each morning at 5:30 a.m.
to his leader’s rendition of
“Rise and Shine.” John
Rosevear’s singing was a sig-
nal to get moving. “I figured
once I heard his voice, I should
be up packing my sleeping bag
and getting my clothes on,”
the Michigan City High School
sophomore said.
    “You’ve got to get up quick-
ly, get your tent down and your
pack packed. Before break-
fast, make sure all the bear
bags are down. (Bear bags
holding food, toothpaste and
anything that smells are put
high in trees above the reach
of bears.) After breakfast, com-
plete packing and police the
area for trash or tent sticks. On
most days, that’s the routine.      Troop 802 - Front Row: Rishi Kora, Tim Pendergast, Philmont Ranger, Jim McFadden, James Molden
You get out of the site right                            Back Row: Kyle Higdon, Jim Pendergast, Bob McFadden
away, because you have to get
places.”
    The next site might be a few
hours or a hike that would take
into the night. The terrain would be
rugged and the backpacks heavy –
about 40 to 60 pounds – but the
trek was worth the energy exerted.
As LaLumiere High School junior
Glenn Firme said, “You don’t get to
climb the Rocky Mountains every
day.”
    Kyle Mason noted, “The views
were just beautiful. Actually, it was
easier than I expected. I thought it
would be more difficult.” He con-
tinued, “We got exhausted some-
what, and we took long enough
breaks that we were fine with it.”
    The Michigan City High School
sophomore said that he would like
to return and perhaps, when 18, be         Troop 876 crew members, from left, front row, Bill Stark, Glenn Firme, Bill Stark, Kyle Mason
part of the staff in the backcountry.            back row, Tom Firme, Ricky Szarka, John Rosevear. Dave Milcarek, Bill Rosevear.
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      Bear bags were kept high in the trees away from bears.

   The days were filled with activities that many of
the boys would not have taken part in otherwise.
Never before had Marquette High School sophomore
Rishi Kora climbed trees with spikes on his boots. He
also enjoyed seeing the Indian writings, pictures and
paintings. Rishi had prepared for the hike by walk-
ing and was surprised at his endurance level while
hiking with 40 pounds on his back. “I didn’t think I
could hike as much as I could with a heavy pack on.”
   Jim McFadden ranked the trip as one of the mem-
orable Boy Scout experiences. “No other hikes com-
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                                                                titions. Among Glenn’s favorite memories was near-
                                                                ly winning the Tough Man Competition twice.
                                                                   “Blacksmithing was fun,” said John Rosevear. The
                                                                Marquette High School senior said that he now has
                                                                “a certain respect for people who have been to
                                                                Philmont.” Philmont, Rosevear said, is “the ultimate
                                                                Scout experience.”




      Troop 802 spread hay to keep the mountain from eroding.

Adventure    Continued from Page 3

   Kyle Higdon would like to return to Philmont
when younger brother Wesley is old enough to join the
group. The conservation effort the troop participat-
ed in, he said, was a learning experience. Troop mem-
bers spread hay to keep the mountains from eroding
as a result of last year’s fire.
   Fire is not always bad, he discovered. “I learned that
fire helps the environment by regenerating minerals
                                                                                John Rosevear pans for gold.
in the ground,” said the Michigan City High School
freshman.                                                          Bill Stark ranked Philmont right next to the World
   Even though James Molden does not like hiking that           Jamboree he attended in Thailand. He recalled the
much, he ranked Philmont as his favorite Scout expe-            12_-mile trek down the Tooth of Time Ridge as they
rience. “I’ve never been out to the West. The ani-              headed back to the elusive base camp on the last
mals and the plants are different. The skies are real-          day. “You got constant glances of base camp, and you
ly clear at night.”                                             turned and wondered where base camp went.”
   And the activities at the staffed camps along the               Bill was only disappointed that he did not see “a
way, offered James new experiences. Never before had            mountain lion or a black bear.”
he climbed trees with spikes, gone horseback rid-                  Bob McFadden, who had been in the Air Force for
ing, done black powder shooting or thrown a hatch-              four years, described the rigor of Philmont. “It made
et.                                                             Air Force basic training look like a cake walk from a
   The Michigan City High School student plans to               physical exertion standpoint,” he said.
return to Philmont the next time the troop goes and                The 55-year-old McFadden hiked 63 miles in 11 days
perhaps chart a different itinerary with them. Climbing         with his troop, going up 3,000 feet one day to reach
the terrain of Philmont, he said, has increased his con-        12,000 feet elevation. “Going down is as much of an
fidence level. “I wasn’t sure that I could do it, but I         experience as going up, especially if you’re on rocky
did. I feel like I can do more.”                                terrain,” he said.
   Troops choose which staffed camps to visit based                Along the way, the group startled a bear, saw flocks
on activities. At those sites, they may rock climb,             of wild turkeys and some deer. “A deer and a fawn ran
milk a cow on a homestead, pan for gold, shoot rifles,          right through camp while we were eating dinner,” Bob
learn the ways of a forge and get involved in compe-            said.
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                                                                   Some of the most memorable sites were in the sky.
                                                                “There seemed to be billions more stars. It was just
                                                                amazing at night when you looked at the sky. We had
                                                                a couple of nights when there wasn’t any moon, and
                                                                the stars were just fantastic.”
                                                                   Upon returning, McFadden noted his endurance had
                                                                improved. “I can play my son three sets of tennis and
                                                                not feel exhausted. Bob was impressed at the num-
                                                                ber of people the troop met from across the country,
                                                                even meeting members of a troop from his former neigh-
                                                                borhood in Columbus, Ohio.
                                                                   Dr. Bill Rosevear described arriving at Philmont as
                                                                a milestone. “I’ve been growing up with these kids,”
                                                                he said. These kids were ready for the Philmont
                                                                experience, and I wanted to see how they would do
                                                                and take part in it.”
                                                                   It seems that Bill was proud of his young men
                                                                every step of the way. He attributed the youths’ abil-
                                                                ity to follow the elected leader from their troop, read
                                                                maps and perform other skills to head Scoutmaster
                                                                Patrick Meer. “They were just a swell bunch of kids,
                                                                and Mr. Meer had us ready, and everyone worked togeth-
                                                                er. It was great.”
                                                                   To prepare for the high-adventure trip, Troop 876’s
                                                                Philmont crew took monthly 10- to 20-mile hikes. During
                                                                those training hikes, the scout leader said, the group
                                                                got well-acquainted. At Philmont, a leader could tell
  Troop 802 members Kyle Higdon, James Molden, Rishi Kora and   how tired others were by their walk. The pre-Philmont
           Tim Pendergast, Jim McFadden at a summit.
                                                                hikes were not so much to build strength and endurance
                                                                as community, the leader noted. “We all learned to trust
                                                                each other. We were all friends. That was the neat thing
                                                                about it – to watch how they got along with each other.”




          Troop 876 crew members resting on boulders.                       A triumphant gesture atop Window Rock.
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                            The “Fig Leaf” Takes Top Honors
                           The team from The Fig Leaf was the big winner in
                        the 4th annual New Buffalo Business Association’s Tom
                        Ray Memorial Golf Tournament (Aug. 14) at Diamond
                        Bowl Miniature Golf. The winning low team net score
                        of 163 narrowly edged out Brewster’s score of 165.
                           The Fig Leaf ’s victory was bolstered by the putting
                        of Greg Jones who had the lowest individual score of
                        38 and by Sarah Williams who tied for the second low-
                        est individual score with 39. Other team members were
                        Rafal Golebiewski and Chalee Lewys.
                           Brewster’s team member Foster Tucker had the third
                        lowest individual score of 40. Other members of the
                        team were Scott Campbell, Steve Voorhees and Steve
                        Stryuf.
                           The third place team, Puttin Heads, had the other
                        second lowest individual putter in Mike DeFrancesco.
                        Other team members were Nora Duffy, Amanda Asch
                        and Greg Bubb.
                           There was no winner of the Hole-in-One Contest
                        but Ron Oselka took home the proceeds of the 50/50
                        Contest.
                           Perhaps the biggest winner of the evening will be
                        a New Buffalo High School student who will be
                        awarded a scholarship next spring that will be fund-
                        ed by the event’s proceeds. Overall, the event raised
                        more than $1,500. The winner of this year’s $1,000
                        scholarship was Bill Covert.
                           Twenty-two area businesses and individuals also
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                                                                         Still Time to See “Summer Whites”
         If This Is “Going Back to                                       Summer continues at Michigan City’s Barker
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                                    “The Laramie Project” at 4th Street Theatre




    Martin Bertucci (Valparaiso), Kitty
    Bjorklund-Cozza (Portage), Kevin
  Burgun (LaPorte) and Drothy Proffitt
         (Porter) star in “The Laramie
                               Project.”




   “The Laramie Project” is an avant garde stage               and Amanda Morales (understudy) of Portage; Kevin
play and made-for-TV movie dealing with the after-             Burgun, Buzz Burns and Mike Engberg of LaPorte;
math of the killing of a gay college student, Matthew          Jerry Golvidis of Schererville; Jennifer Popagain of
Shepard, near Laramie, Wyoming in 1998.                        Griffith; Dorothy Proffitt and Alison Vodnoy of Porter;
   The play is divided into three acts—Act One cov-            Karla Vanwinkle of Michigan City; and Jeff Zimmerman
ers up to Matthew Shepard’s admission to the hospital          of Chesterton.
after the attack. Act Two covers Matthew’s time in the            Sandra Assarian of Chesterton is assistant direc-
hospital up to and including his death. Act Three              tor. Kevin Doler, Wayne Thornton and David Pifko,
covers the funeral and trials of the attackers. 70+ char-      all of Chesterton, along with Jack Wille of Chicago and
acters are played by 14 actors of various ages and types.      Dan Schaaf of Michigan City, will create sets, light-
Much of the script is in short monologue format since          ing and other artistic and technical effects. Original
the text is taken from interviews with residents of            music composed by Dan Schaaf is interspersed
Laramie, making the play a theatrical collage of               throughout the performance.
excerpts from these interviews, with commentary                   Performance dates are August 22, 23, 28-30 at 8 p.m.,
drawn from the journals of the actor-writers themselves.       and Sun., Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. Admission is $10; reser-
   The 4th Street Theatre production is directed by            vations may be made by phoning the Box Office at
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Bertucci and Charles Cannon of Valparaiso; Kitty               The 4th Street Theatre is located at 125 N. Fourth Street,
Bjorklund-Cozza, Jordan Chaddock, Olivia Morales               Chesterton.




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                                                 Watercolor Demonstration


    Lost                                   The Chesterton Art Center announces a watercol-
                                        or demonstration by G. Bruce Johnson to be held on
                                        Sun., Aug. 24th, at 2 p.m. The demonstration is free
                                        to all who are interested.


     Our                                   G. Bruce Johnson is also teaching a six-week water-
                                        color class beginning Tues., Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. In this
                                        class, Johnson will teach watercolor techniques such
                                        as wet on wet, wet on dry, dry on dry, etc. This class


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                                           All classes are held at The Chesterton Art Center,
                                        115 S. Fourth St., Chesterton. For more informa-
                                        tion, or to sign up, phone 219/926-4711.


                                         Bookmarks at Noon at Public Library
                                           The Michigan City Public Library will host this book
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                                        The program is free and open to the public.
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                                        her neck that reads “Goodness.” For the first time in
                                        her life, Reta discovers the meaning of loss. Her
                                        search for what drove her daughter to such a desperate
                                        statement turns in to an unflinching and surprisingly
                                        funny meditation on where to find meaning and
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                           Following the Scent of Chocolate to South Bend
                                                             by Paula McHugh

   Wake up and smell the chocolate.                                     for IU, or Purdue, or Michigan. Or you can exercise
   We did just that on a recent July morning at the                     your sweet tooth on truffles, toffee, meltaways, fudge,
South Bend Chocolate Company, a 40-mile— give or                        or even on chocolate-covered coffee beans-or any
take a few miles-jaunt from Michigan City. Now, if you                  other of a vast number of rich confections.
head over to South Bend only to indulge in football,
then you are missing out on one heck of a sweet
treat.




                                                                                                                          Señor Koko sets the
                                                                                                                         tone for the smells-
                                                                                                                         really-good and
                                                                                                                         loads-of-fun tour.




     The South Bend Chocolate Factory is 16,000 square feet of              Today chocolate lovers can drool over the candy choic-
       good smells, good fun, and good chocolate, of course.            es at one of eight 8 company-owned stores in Northern
               Sample Street is a good place to be.                     Indiana, or at a growing number of franchise opera-
   Just think of it: a chocolate factory and a chocolate                tions within the Midwest. Both Inc. and Entrepreneur
museum and a very entertaining tour opportunity right                   magazines have honored Tarner’s company by des-
here in our own backyard. OK, really it’s just a little                 ignating it “one of the best “ and “fastest growing” fran-
ways over in our next-door St. Joseph County. But                       chises.
eegads! How could anyone want to pass up a tour of                         Let us be the first to designate the SBCC’s home
a chocolate factory? Not us.                                            factory tour one of the best we’ve ever experienced.
   South Bend Chocolate Company President Mark                          Because we didn’t
Tarner met us at the door minutes before having to                      walk away with
zip off for a meeting over at the College Football                      an encyclopedia
Hall of Fame. Mark started the SBCC in 1990 while                       brain full of for-
managing his father’s chocolate company. In 1994, after                 gettable facts. No.
incorporating his second dip into the realm of choco-                   We walked away
late making, Mark’s business started expanding. The                     with big grins a
SBCC started out making Rocknes, Domers and Nuts                        little smear of
for ND under a license from Notre Dame, and now you                     chocolate on our
can be Nuts for ND, but you also can have (or be) Nuts                  chin.
                                                                           SBCC District
                                                                        Manager Bob
                                                                        Radde escorted
                                                                        us around the fac-
                                       Mark Tarner managed his          tory on a person-
                                       father’s chocolate factory and
                                       later founded the South Bend     al tour. A patient
                                       Chocolate Factory. The first     guy, Bob is, since
                                       products off the line were the   he allowed us to
                                       Rockne, the Domer, and Nuts
                                       for ND. I guess you could call   linger over the
                                       Mark the Willy Wonka of South    mixing machines
                                       Bend.                            longer than most
                                                                        guides normally The heavenly-wicked creamy chocolate scent
                                                                        would.                wafting from the stainless steel mixer kept our
                                                                                                            feet stuck to the floor.
August 21, 2003                                                                                                                    Page 19
The heavenly-wicked creamy scent wafting from the
stainless steel mixer kept our feet stuck to the floor.
One does not wait to inhale in a place like this.
Nearby, on top of a long table, a 4-foot by 3-foot slab
of cooled caramel prepared for a chocolate drowning.
   In the next room, we were ready to join the work-
ers on the assembly line. At one end of a conveyor belt,
an employee smooshed together a handful of nuts, placed
them on the belt, and wished them well as they dis-
appeared into a gizmo that rained chocolate upon them.
Out the nut clusters came, then disappeared again
into an air-conditioning unit. Cooled and now firm,



                                                                            Darlene, Dawn, Nancy and Denise hand-roll some sweet confections.
                                                                                 The women are surrounded by bags, boxes, and baskets of
                                                                                                candy they have packed.

                                                                              In a packing area, three out of four employees
                                                                           who swear that they do not care for chocolate are prepar-
                                                                           ing what looks to be truffles. Darlene, Dawn, Denise
                                                                           and Nancy are hand-rolling the chocolate into little
                                                                           spheres. Nancy is the only woman in the room who
                                                                           admits that hers is a chocoholic’s dream job. Darlene
                                                                           said that she “gets tired of the smell after awhile.” Dawn
                                                                           will “eat chocolate once in awhile,” and Denise can take
                                                                           it or leave it, explaining that the best thing about her
                                                                           job is the people she works with. Surrounding the four
                                        ...Out come the coated clusters,   women is row after row of ready-to-ship boxes, bags,
Peanut clusters are about to meet a     now on their way along the con-    and gift baskets. This is the room where the choco-
    tidal wave of chocolate...              veyor to the cooling unit.
                                                                           lates are packed, and there is no moving conveyor belt
the finished candy reappeared at the far end of the                        in sight. Alas, at the SBCC we discover that choco-
belt. This end of the conveyor belt is Mike Ward’s ter-                    lates on the floor, in aprons, or stuffed in the mouth,
ritory. Think Lucille Ball for a moment. Conveyor belt.                    are the fiction of an I Love Lucy memory.
Finished candies. And Mike Ward, quality control per-                         The clean and effi-
son, has the enviable job of sorting the candies into                      cient factory pro-
one of two boxes. Mike eyeballs each piece of candy                        duces 2,000 pounds
and places the not-so-perfect into a separate con-                         of chocolate a day
tainer. Not in his mouth.                                                  in each of 30 differ-
   “I can eat as much candy as I want,” he explained.                      ent       products.
“But during breaks only.” The not-so-perfect pieces have                   Recipes for each con-
their own hierarchy in the outlet’s gift shop. They are                    fection are secret
sold as Almost Perfect Chocolate at bargain prices.                        and kept in refrig-
                                                                           erator-size black safe
                                                                           in the factory’s
                                                                           administrative area.
                                                                           Bob guided us past
                                                                           the business offices
                                                                           in the 16,000 square
                                                                           foot factory during
                                                                           our “Inside Scoop
                                                                           Tour” and back over
                                                                           to the Chocolate
                                                                           Museum.

                                                                               A refrigerator-size safe
                                                                             keeps the secret recipes
                                                                                     locked away from
                                                                                   unauthorized eyes.

         This end of the conveyor belt is Mike Ward’s territory                                            Chocolate     Continued on Page 20
Page 20                                                                                                             August 21, 2003




                                                                                Señor Koko sets
                                                                                 the tone for the
                                                                               smells-really-good
                                                                                and loads-of-fun
                                                                                              tour.



Prized samples of vintage Chocolate Pots are on display in the museum.

Chocolate Continued from Page 19
   Still not quite ready for prime time, meaning that
the display areas are still in the process of being set
up, the company’s former “Chocolate Road Show” is
soon to open as a permanent exhibit space. Chocolate
                                                                                 “Mark is also writing a series of children’s books about
pots and vintage chocolate tins and chocolate books
                                                                              ‘Harry’s Chocolate Factory,’” Bob added. A few of the
and what has to be the world’s largest heart-shaped
                                                                              illustrations from the upcoming book hang over the
box of candy are just some of the items being read-
                                                                              booths in the Chocolate Café area, a popular spot for
ied for display.
                                                                              birthday and other celebrations.
   “Mark does the collecting and arranging of the
                                                                                 And then there is Señor Koko, an animated cocoa
displays,” Bob, who has known the company founder
                                                                              bean who cracks jokes as he hosts a video about the
since childhood, explained. “He and I painted the
                                                                              SBCC. A visit to the chocolate factory without encoun-
walls.”
                                                                              tering the funny Señor Koko is as unforgiving as
                                                                              visiting the factory without sampling a chocolate.
                                                                              Take note of his list of reasons for eating chocolate.
                                                                              And you’ll know that you are in the right place at the
                                                                              right time for the right reasons.




                                                                            Put on your
                                                                                hair net
                                                                               and step
                                                                                 inside.
                                                                             Reminisce
                                                                              about the
                                                                            zany I Love
                                                                                   Lucy
                                                                               episode.


Our guide and company district manager Bob Raddi shows off what must
be the world’s largest valentine heart box. Bob said that the custom-made
 box holds 100 pounds of chocolate and would sell for about $1000. It’s
     just one of the many items to be seen in the Chocolate Museum.


     Two tours are available: the Basic Factory Tour, which is free and lasts 20 minutes, and the Inside Scoop
  Tour, ($4 adults, $1 children) which lasts at least 30 minutes. Advance appointments are recommend-
  ed. Tours run from 8-5 weekdays and from 9-2 pm Saturdays. The Chocolate Store is open 6-6 weekdays
  and 9-3 Saturdays. For more information, call 1-800-301-4961. Driving directions: take Highway 20 east
  and continue straight on highway 2 instead of turning left to follow hwy 20 around New Carlisle. Get
  on the Hwy 20-US 31 bypass south (towards Plymouth) and exit at Mayflower. Turn left, then left again
  at the t-intersection. Drive approximately 1/4 mile to Sample Street (stoplight). Turn right and drive sev-
  eral blocks to 3300 West Sample. The South Bend Chocolate Factory is on the right.
August 21, 2003                                                                                                                    Page 21




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                                                        Reading Groups at County Library
                                                        The LaPorte County Public Library has reading
                                                     groups at its main location as well as branch libraries.
                         Restaurant & Bar            There is no advance registration or charge for attend-
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                                                        Page Turners
                                                        This group meets at the main library, 904 Indiana
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   THURSDAY NIGHT                                    This month’s selection is The Nanny Diaries by
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                                                        Coolspring Reader’s Group
                                                        This group will meet on Tues., Sept. 2, 7 p.m. at the
                                                     Coolspring Branch of the County Library, corner of
        Live Jazz Every                              Johnson Road and 400N. This month’s selection is
                                                     Painted House by John Grisham. This story takes place
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     Michigan City Beach: 901 Karwick • 871-2284
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                                                                 PNC Offers Computer Test-Out Courses
                                                                    Purdue University North Central’s Office of
                                                                 Continuing Education offers high school seniors plan-
                                                                 ning to enroll at PNC, as well as current PNC students,
                                                                 the opportunity to take a multiple-choice test for col-
                                                                 lege credit in computer literacy.
                                                                    Those who pass the test will be eligible to receive
                                                                 three classroom credits and will not be required to take
                                                                 the computer literacy course required for most PNC
                                                                 degrees. This means potential savings of the cost of
                                                                 a three-credit course at PNC. Credit will be given after
                                                                 the student successfully completes at least six cred-
                                                                 it hours of college level courses at PNC with a grade
                                                                 of C or better, excluding developmental courses.
                                                                    Registration is due by Sept. 23 for those who plan
                                                                 to take the exam on Oct. 21. Test times are 9 a.m., 1
                                                                 p.m. or 6 p.m. The fee is $20. The multiple-choice exam
            August Sale                                          is prepared by the Student Occupational Competency
                                                                 Advance Testing (SOCAT) organization, headquartered
                                                                 at Ferris State University.
                         40% Off                                    To register for these courses or other non-credit cours-
     Concrete Garden Accessories (Filigree excluded)             es available this fall, phone the Office of Continuing
         Pottery (Paul Jesselskis Pots excluded)                 Education at 872-0527 ext. 5343, or visit the Web site
                                                                 at www.pnc.edu/ce.
              Kites, Spinners & Hammocks

                          35% Off                                      New Exhibit at County Museum
       Bamboo & Bamboo Chimes, Stepping Stones,
                                                                    To Teach Boys to Live: The Interlaken School
          Toad Hollow Toads & Garden Glass                          This exhibit can be seen now through the end of the
                                                                 month at the LaPorte County Historical Museum, locat-
                          25% Off                                ed in the County Complex next to the Courthouse in
      Metal - Statuary, Trellis and Arbors, & Spitters           downtown LaPorte.
                    Trees and Shrubs                                The Interlaken School was founded in 1907 by Dr.
                                                                 Edward A. Rumely as a boarding school where boys
   Perennials, Grasses, Aquatics - Buy 2 and get 1 free          were taught practical skills along with academics. It
        of equal or lesser value. You Plant only.                closed its doors in 1918.
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                                                                 Many of the items were donated by Edward L. Bryant,
                                                                 a former Interlaken student, and a nephew of Henry
 Like nature? Visit us and be serenaded by the birds
                                                                 Ford.
 and frogs and enchanted by the giant dragonflies                   Museum hours are Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
 as you shop in gardens on 4 acres.                              Admission is free; donations are accepted. Phone
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 Find us off the beaten path, nestled in the woods
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                                                                                       Designing Long Beach

   It took no more than
15 years for Long Beach
to develop from a com-
munity of tiny beach cot-                                                                                                Long Beach Company
tages into a town of archi-                                                                                              salesmen had a variety
tectural distinction.                                                                                                    of choices for prospec-
                                                                                                                         tive customers, ranging
   The original cottages                                                                                                 from small cottages to
built in the 1920s by                                                                                                    large parcels of land,
Glidden & Gotto, incor-                                                                                                  overlooking the lake or
                                                                                                                         the golf course or the
porators of Long Beach                                                                                                   wooded dunes. In the
Company, were modest                                                                                                     1920s, property was
and tidy rental units.                                                                                                   snapped up quickly.
However, as soon as men
of means began acquir-
ing property for their per-
sonal usage, family estates
were created that far surpassed the grand old homes                          The architectural styles of 1920s Long Beach hous-
of Michigan City, both in size and in design.                             es were mostly imported, either from Mediterranean-
   Cook County Assessor Charles Krutckoff and                             type villas reinterpreted by Californians and Floridians,
George Truesdell Vail, president of Michigan City                         or from storybook cottages inspired by the Cotswold
Trust & Savings Bank, were two of the earliest set-                       district of England. Modernist architecture also made
tlers to construct outsized homes on the lakefront, and                   an early appearance in Long Beach, due to John
they typified the two population groups that built up                     Lloyd Wright settling here in 1923.
the new town of Long Beach: Michigan City business                           Although Wright’s ideals of organic architecture adapt-
leaders, who suddenly found it fashionable to move                        ed especially well to the dunes terrain, he is by no means
out to the lake, and prosperous Chicagoans, looking                       the only architect who made an impact on the scene.
for an escape from hot and congested city streets.                        Several Long Beach homes of distinction, including
   Orphie W. Gotto, mastermind of the new lifestyle,                      Philip Sprague’s “Castle Abri,” were designed by
plotted a community that fulfilled all their dreams.                      Michigan City architects Ahlgrim & Boonstra. “By-
It was designed around golf, the sport of the decade,                     George,” a large English-style home on Belle Plaine
or of the century, as devotees might claim. Gotto and                     near Floral Trail, was designed by Charles Bellis of
Harry Miles laid out the streets, winding up and                          the Chicago firm, Holabird & Root. The Robert Z.
down and around the sand dunes, with choice lots over-                    Blocksom home on Florimond was a prize-winning
looking the lake, the golf course or the fabulous                         design from a Chicago Tribune contest. Barry Byrne,
future gardens. Quite a number of early investors bought                  renowned architect for modernist schools and church-
multiple lots, sometimes side by side, and sometimes                      es, had a summer home, “Cottage 282,” on Lake
extending from one street to another, so as to have ample                 Shore Drive.
space for their driveways, guest houses and gardens.                         Phyllis Waters, who has owned Long Beach Realty




                                                                             Within 15 years, this highly sophisticated Art Moderne house was
 “The Lark” was an unpretentious rental cottage built by Long Beach              constructed, only a mile down the street from “The Lark.”
Company. It featured porches on both sides and a nice little boathouse.                          The architect is unknown.
August 21, 2003                                                                                                                        Page 27




                                                                          “Beach View” was an imposing summer home built on Lake Shore Drive
                                                                                  by Cook County, Illinois, Assessor Charles Krutckoff. The
                                                                            four-story house occupied six lots at the foot of Golden Gate Drive. I
                                                                             t was a real eye-catcher, with a green frame set off by red shingles
                                                                                                    and striped awnings.



Designed by John Lloyd Wright for the Zumpfe family, from Indianapolis,
this white stucco home made some references to Spanish architecture,
    but also incorporated the modern, geometric elements for which
        Wright had a preference. The Zumpfes called it “Villa Z.”

for many years, claims that town rules and regula-
tions prohibited the construction of identical homes.
In whatever way such policies might have been
enforced, the home-owners outdid themselves in
striving for the unique.
   Perhaps the most striking instance of individual-
ity was the “Swiss Chalet” commissioned in 1929 by
another Michigan City banker, Charles E. Arnt, pres-
ident of Citizens Bank. Arnt’s home, modeled after hous-
es in the Emmenthal region of Switzerland, was a three-
story affair with balconies all around, sheltered by broad
overhanging eaves. Huge boulders, weighing 75 to 100                      Another white stucco home with red tile roof, this Spanish-style structure
                                                                           was built for a Chicagoan, Dr. Little, who named it “Little Vista.” This
pounds apiece, were placed on the roof, to protect against                 photo shows the brick gateways with electrified lanterns that led from
wind — an Alpine technique that worked equally                               Lake Shore Drive to the winding roads of Long Beach Gardens.
well on the shores of Lake Michigan. Arnt’s home was
designed by K.M. Vitzhum, a noted Chicago architect,
whose accomplishments include the Old Republic
Building, still standing at 307 N. Michigan Avenue,
Chicago. The “Swiss Chalet” has recently undergone
a major renovation, while retaining its original
appeal..
   Throughout the 1920s, construction progressed
rapidly on the 750 lots laid out by Long Beach devel-
opers. Although most of the homes were done in his-
torical housing styles, some modernist buildings
began to appear in the 1930s. Architect Paul Hagin
designed an Art Deco house on Hermoine Trail for
Duncan Pedigo. A few Art Moderne homes, characterized
by their flat roofs and corner windows of glass block,
went up along Lake Shore Drive and near the golf course.
At this time, the architects remain unknown, but
continuing research may discover their names.                               Designed by architects Ahlgrim & Boonstra, Charles Krutckoff, Jr.’s
                                                                              home started out as a sloped-roof English cottage, and later
                               Long Beach        Continued on Page 28                    had an addition by John Lloyd Wright.
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Long Beach        Continued from Page 27
   The adoption of modernism was largely due to the
influence of John Lloyd Wright, architect-son of the
famous Frank Lloyd Wright. Father and son had a
falling-out while working on the Imperial Hotel in Japan,
the cause of dissension being Frank’s refusal to pay
his son for work he had done. John Lloyd Wright
moved to Long Beach in 1923. He became a popular
and sociable member of the community, and designed
several homes here for his country club friends.




                                                                               “This is the first bit of real architecture I have ever done,” John wrote
                                                                              excitedly to his father, Frank Lloyd Wright, about the all-steel house he
                                                                               designed in Long Beach for John Burnham, local glove manufacturer.
                                                                              Because of its protruding copper roofs, the house has been called “The
                                                                               Pagoda House,” and may have been inspired by the Imperial Hotel in
                                                                                         Japan, which the Wrights had worked on together.

                                                                                Wright’s earliest designs were fairly traditional, due
                                                                             in part to clients’ demands; but a 1929 trip to Europe
                                                                             led to younger Wright into the International Style. The
                                                                             buildings he designed in the 1930s had simplified exte-
                                                                             riors with flattened roofs, large expanses of win-
                                                                             dows, and sometimes stark building materials, such
                                                                             as steel, tile and concrete. These harsh features were
                                                                             softened by artful landscapin g and the natural beau-
                                                                             ty of the dunes.
                                                                                Another major change that took place in the 1930s
Architect John Lloyd Wright moved to Long Beach in 1923 and lived here
  for 23 years. Like his father, the famous Frank Lloyd Wright, John pro-
                                                                             was the conversion of numerous summer cottages into
duced original designs which made no reference to styles that were popu-     year-round homes. When the stock market crashed
  lar in Spain or England or other resort areas. Instead, the homes were     in 1929, many Chicagoans could no longer afford to
       opened up to nature and integrated into their duneland setting.
                                                                             maintain their city homes; and so they became full-
                                                                             time residents of Long Beach, which in 15 short
                                                                             years had blossomed into a thriving, permanent com-
                                                                             munity.




 The living room of John Lloyd Wright’s home is an open plan, centering       “Shangri-La,” or “House of Seven Levels,” is the most stunning example
around a fireplace and leading onto upper and lower levels. The windows       of John Lloyd Wright’s adaptation of a home to its natural setting. It was
  take advantage of a beautiful view, while the lofty, beamed ceiling is a   designed for Frances Gordon Welsh, whom he later married. The home is
reminder of the wonderful playroom he enjoyed as a child, in the Wrights’     angled into a deep, heavily-wooded lot, where Frances used to conduct
                            Oak Park home.                                                            outdoor convocations.
August 21, 2003                                                                                                             Page 29
    Clowns Provide Cheer in Hospital
   A little bit of clowning around has come to St.
Anthony Memorial Health Centers of Michigan City—
and the clowning around is happening at least once
a month.
   “Nettie Belle” the Clown is visiting patients’ rooms
                                                                                    MAINE
and offering them and their families a bit of cheer, while



                                                                                  LOBSTER
leaving a mylar balloon as a souvenir.
   It’s a monthly dose of “humor therapy,” and the pur-
veyor of this best medicine—laughter—is actually
Lynette McDonald. In her regular, non-clowning
workdays, Lynette is a mild-mannered executive sec-
retary for the finance department at St. Anthony
Memorial. Lynette volunteered to take a ten-week course
at Michiana Clown School, and she has the diploma
to prove it. She wanted to give back to the patients—
young or older-at St. Anthony Memorial.
   Much of Nettie Belle the Clown’s time is spent
visiting patients in the health center’s pediatrics
                                                                                   DINNERS
department, transitional care unit, and physical



                                                                                   RETURN
rehab unit. She’ll take a stroll now and then through
the halls and cafeteria, to greet employees and visi-
tors and clown away people’s stress levels. And she
just may educate everybody about humor and heal-
ing while she appears to be just clowning around.




                                                                                 WEDNESDAYS
          Autumn Accessories Event
   With crisp autumn evenings just around the cor-
ner, French Twist, 9 S. Elm St., Three Oaks, MI, is
hosting an Autumn Accessories Event. The show will
feature a collection of elegant handmade creations—
sculptural 40s inspired hats, cashmere neckwraps and


                                                                                 AT MILLER’S
capes, shibori scarves, country caps and mittens.
Some items are one of a kind, others made to order.
Also, a premier collection of vintage jewelry will be
featured.
   Show dates are Fri., Aug. 22 through Sun., Aug. 24,
from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (MI time). For more information,
phone 269/756-3970.


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                                                                Professional and Personal Growth Classes
       PERFECT RETREAT                                             Purdue University North Central’s Office of
       SURE TO INSPIRE                                          Continuing Education is offering a variety of not-
                                                                for-credit classes that will help persons establish
     YOUR CREATIVE SPIRIT                                       and attain their personal and professional goals.
                                                                   The fee for each class is $129. Persons signing up
                                                                for more than one class receive a 10 percent discount
                                                                for each class. Persons signing up with a friend will
                                                                both receive a 10 percent discount and do not need to
                                                                enroll for the same class. These classes are offered at
                                                                PNC’s Valparaiso Academic Center, 600 Vale Park Road
                                                                South.
                                                                   Creative Thinking and You – Mondays, Sept. 8,
                                                                15 & 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. This class is designed to help
                                                                develop behaviors and skills that stimulate creativ-
                                                                ity. Many people believe they have lost touch with the
                                                                creativity they explored as a child. This is not true,
                                                                everyone can be creative if they know how to stimu-
                                                                late their senses.
                                                                   Communicating with Skill – Mondays, Oct. 6,
                                                                13 & 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. This course will expand the
                                                                abilities and talents that will improve communication
                                                                with others. Communication can be a complex process
                                                                that demands clarity to get a message across. Good
                                                                communication takes both effort and attention to
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
                                                                details. This workshop is the first step toward devel-
• Great room and adjoining dining room with lovely arched
    windows, wood floors and beamed ceilings
                                                                oping the skills needed for effective communication.
• Fireplace, wood burning stove and a unique master suite          Learning for Life – Mondays, Nov. 3, 10 & 17 from
    gas stove                                                   6 to 8 p.m. Lifelong learning is crucial to our success.
• Built-in bookcases, nooks and crannies galore                 Business and society are continuously changing, cre-
•    Huge master suite w/library and private, screened deck/    ating the need for ongoing learning and discovery.
     sleeping porch                                             Pursuing life-long learning is a key to a healthy, suc-
•    Private hilltop site overlooking 40 acres of wooded park   cessful and balanced life.
     land                                                          Reaching Success through Self-Mastery-
•    3 Blocks to Lake                                           Mondays, Dec. 1, 8, & 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. This class
                                                                is designed to help develop behaviors and skills that
Adjacent lot w/gazebo available separately w/home buyer
having first option on this bldg site                           will lead to self-mastery. Many people struggle to
                                                                find success only to be disappointed at the results. Some
                                                                people seem to know to how to enjoy life to its fullest.
                                                                This workshop will teach ways to maximize one’s
                                                                potential every day.
                                                                   For information about these or other fall Continuing
                                                                Education courses, phone 872-0527 ext 5343, or visit
                                                                www.pnc.edu/ce.



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    Let me share with you my experiences during a visit                                                      Visiting the Michigan City 2003 Art Festival                                                                    Continuing, Dolly added, “We have elephant ears
to the 2003 Michigan City Art Festival held at Fedder’s                                                                                                                                                                   this year because a lot of people wanted them. We also
                                                                                                                                    By Jan Van Ausdal
Alley in Washington Park on Saturday and Sunday,                                                                                                                                                                          have popcorn, tacos, nuts, and other things. I hope peo-
August 17th and 18th. On the first day of the show,                        does porcelain jewelry and ornaments and is also                                                                                               ple will take time to eat something here. The park peo-
it was quite hot and humid, but there was a breeze                         known for her cooking. She has been Jack’s partner                                                                                             ple have been wonderful and have bent over backwards
underneath the trees. As Lelde Kalamite, executive                         for seven years and recently returned from a trip to                                                                                           to help us. I’d like to mention especially Darrell, the
director of the Lubeznik Center of the Arts expressed                      her own country, The Netherlands.                                                                                                              Park Superintendent; and also Shannon, secretary;
it, “So far, so good! It’s really a very nice day.” She was                   Angenita said about Jack, “He has been doing art                                                                                            Ulysses and Joel. We thank all of them for helping to
hanging some wet art up on a line to dry and some                          for 27 years and is self taught. He has his very own                                                                                           make the show a success.”
of the paint was also on Lelde. She added, “There are                      style. The other morning he had a dream about art                                                                                                 Dolly said, “We miss artist New York artist Gena
over 90 artists here and many are new. People will get                     and then got up and starting working at it.” The                                                                                               Riley selling her jewelry. She called to say that she
used to the show being held in this location (Fedder’s                     stoneware and porcelain pieces are reduction-fired to                                                                                          can’t come because of the blackout. But maybe next
Alley) instead of in the other place.”                                     2400 degrees in a gas kiln. Glazes are lead-free and                                                                                           year!”
                                                                           food-safe and can be put into the microwave, oven and
                                                                           dishwasher. His whimsical stoneware and colored
                                                                           porcelain sculptures include cats, egghead jars, angels,
                                                                           frogs, and fish.
                                                                                                                                                                Artist Leonard Cross with his metal sculpture.




                                                                                                                         William                                                                                           (l. to r.) Pat Mullaney & her granddaughter, Maggie Mullaney, Maggie’s
                                                                                                                         McCreary                                                                                                        friend, Colleen Dixon, & Marjorie Wiseman at the
 (left rear) Pat & Jeanne Cannon & their children Patrick, Will & Maggie                                                 admires the                                                                                                             Michigan City Artists League booth.
               with Edwin Shelton at the Children’s Art Area.                                                            metal
                                                                                                                         sculpture                                                                                           Visitor Pat Mullaney of Harbert, Michigan, brought
  In the Children’s Area, parents Pat and Jeanne                                                                         musicians                                                                                        her granddaughter, Maggie Mullaney, and Maggie’s
Cannon of Long Beach were watching their children,                                                                       made by Alec
                                                                                                                         Greaves.                                                                                         friend, Colleen Dixon, for their first time at the show.
Patrick, Maggie, and Will who were making masks                                                                                                                                                                           Pat bought a picture by Marjorie Wiseman who was
with the help of Edwin Shelton of the Lubeznik                                                                                                                                                                            at the Michigan City Artists League booth.
Center. “We come every year,” they said. “We’ll be run-                                                                                                                                                                      Then I took a break at a picnic table near the
ning to the mailbox to see if we’re in The Beacher,”                                                                                                    (on left) Sue Scott convinces friend Diane Wantland (in middle)   entrance. Also sitting there was Marge Handel of
they added.                                                                                                                                                 to buy a shawl while artist Kathy Sherrard holds a cape.      Coldwater, Michigan, who is visiting her son in
                                                                                                                                                    from Owings Mills, Maryland. Smadar is the painter                    LaPorte and came to the show, her second in recent
                                                                                                                                                    and her husband works with the fabric. Israeli born,                  years. She purchased a garnet and fresh water pearl
                                                                                                                                                    she uses an unusual technique of fiber composition                    sterling silver necklace and earrings. Bernice Zelnick
                                                                              Nearby, William McCreary of Elkhart was admir-                        and fiber sculptures for the very colorful art.                       from New Hampshire, visiting with her family, also
                                                                           ing the metal sculpture musicians made by artist                            At artist Kathy Sherrard’s booth of her silk designs,              took a break. Bernice and Marge planned to walk around
                                                                           Alec Greaves of Buchanan, Michigan. William said,                        Sue Scott was convincing her friend, Diane Wantland,                  a bit more to see more art.
                                                                           “It’s my first time here and I just came over for the                    to buy a shawl. The Michigan City pair come “pret-                       Rosann and Marty Conroy of Long Beach “try to come
                                                                           art fair which I’m enjoying very much.”                                  ty much every year. It is a great fair and Kathy’s work               every year, because we enjoy this art fair.” They were
                                                                              At the far end of the art fair, Russell Donnellon was                 is gorgeous!” Kathy herself said, “Everything is hand                 looking at a bag made by Kari Morales of Ft. Wayne.
                                                                           entertaining with classical solo guitar music. Located                   painted. I still have the Bucktown Art Fest on Aug.                   Her bags are made from a collage of fabrics with
                                                                           near the music was artist Leonard Cross of Michigan                      23-24 in Chicago and I will be at the Schoolhouse Shop                leather, suedes, and some upholstery fabrics. Each bag
                                                                           City who has a studio at 313 N. Carroll Street in                        in Furnessville, Indiana, on Sept. 20-21.” Other than                 is uniquely crafted to make it one-of-a-kind. Her
                                                                           Michigan City, The Steel Art Gallery, for his metal sculp-               capes and shawls, some of Kathy’s articles include fold-              friend, Stacie Ford, of Rockford, Ohio, has unique
                                                                           ture. Leonard said, “It’s my first year here. I like                     ing straw hats and sun hats, scarves, marbled base-                   millinery designs. One of her hats sported vintage feath-
                                                                           our location near the music. I’ve built two hand-                        ball hats, velvet purses, pins, and earrings.                         ers from Paris while another had coque feathers.
   (on left) Pat & Jim Hurst of Valpo visit with friends Jack Turner and   made, full size cars, which I drive out on the highway.”                    Next I talked to Art Fair Chairman, Dolly Marshall,                Most of Stacie’s hats were quite colorful, and many
                      Angenita of Clayhand Gallery.                                                                                                                                                                       women were enjoying trying on the hats. The two women
                                                                           He did welding since 1966 and has done metal sculp-                      about the event. She said, “We have quite a few new
  Pat and Jim Hurst of Valpo were visiting The                             ture for the past ten years. Leonard’s work includes                     artists. Two women have hats and purses. It’s a love-                 were the best of friends in grade school and have got-
Clayhand Gallery booth of artist Jack Turner and                           furniture, bottle holders, lamps, and decorative acces-                  ly walk in the park. We’re very lucky that we have these              ten back together again. They do about five shows a
Angenita. The Hursts come frequently to the Art                            sories. A visitor to the show was admiring a lamp and                    trees here. You get to look at art and if you buy it, you             year. Kari said, “This is our first one away from home
Fest and to Michigan City where they have a sailboat.                      a mailbox.                                                               get to look at it forever. With your Art Festival tick-               as far as staying in a hotel. Everyone here is so
Jack Turner told me, “I’m the one who built the sand                          Terrie Wagner from the south side of Chicago                          et, you get $5 off the Jazz Festival and can have a won-              friendly. This is definitely a hat town.”
castle which was featured in The Beacher.” Angenita                        bought a piece of art at the booth of Elan Smadar Livne                  derful evening.”                                                                                       Art Festival     Continued on Page 36
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Art Festival   Continued from Page 35                                   her jewelry for about seven years. Julie commented,
   Another artist new to the show was Kevin Heekins                     “Previously, I made stained glass. Now I’m recycling
from Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, with his small sculptures.                   some of the stained glass pieces and also using
Ian Snyder of Angola, Indiana, was admiring this art.                   dichroic glass. My jewelry is fired in a kiln at 1600
Kevin came with his mom who is a glass jewelry                          degrees, 2 to 5 times to make the components. I work
vendor. Kevin’s small items include pewter sculp-                       full time as a mail carrier in St. John, but my passion
tures and chess sets. He uses epoxy putty and works                     is making my jewelry.” Julie has three more shows sched-
with it just like clay. It’s done in steps taking 3 to 4                uled through September.
days, using a vulcanization method and then putting
on an antique finish or paint.




                                                                              Julie Leonhardt (on r.) shows her jewelry to (l. & middle)
                                                                                         Esther Fox and Claire Williams.

                                                                           Another new artist was Barry Barnes of Indianapolis,
   Ian Snyder (on r.) admires artist Kevin Heekins’ small sculptures.   Indiana, here with his fiancée, Chere Hughes. Formerly
  Photographer James Allen French from Niles,                           teaching at Mesa Community College, Barry does func-
Michigan, stood beside his shot of bleeding hearts. He                  tional porcelain clay work. He has teapots, bowls
had many new works to bring to the show. One was                        and other dinnerware. Barry said, “I make everything
an overall view of a type of lupine flowers in a field.                 that’s about serving. I want people to sit down at their
In Texas, they are called blue bonnets. Other photos                    dinner table more often.”
showed beaches with the bluest of skies.




                                                                                     Ceramic artist Barry Barnes with his work.

                                                                          After photographing artist Glenna Adkins’ colorful
     Photographer James Allen French with his bleeding hearts.          work and taking a few shots of the overall art fair, I
  Julie Leon of Griffith was showing her Rula Glass                     reached the end of my roll of film. So it was also the
jewelry to Esther Fox and Claire Williams. She said,                    end of my yearly visit to the Michigan City Art
“So far, so good,” about the day’s sales. She’s been doing              Festival. See you there next year, 2004!
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                                                      Meanderin’ with Maggie

   When you visit New Buffalo, you are living on Michigan time.
When you walk down North Whittaker street, you are also in
Michigan Thyme territory, a shopping complex that winds around
the corner. It sets the pace for New Buffalo’s main street in meet-
ing shopper’s needs with the Michigan Thyme Cafe as a wel-
come rest stop.
   Lunch al fresco in the patio, or move inside for a tempting,
sandwich and homemade soup, salad or quiche; linger after lunch
to visit the shops inside. At every turn, you’ll find something
new that says, take me home, you won’t find another like me,
whether it’s trendy clothes for men and women, designer gifts             Michigan Thyme, on the corner of North Whittaker Street.
for the home, or gourmet foods.
   This visit I discovered its Gourmet
Samplers Club; sign-up for yourself or a
friend and receive a pair of Euro-Mugs;
as a club member you can stop in when-
ever and choose from two monthly gourmet
selections that could include a decadent
new chocolate, a delicious mustard or salad
dressing, the latest in pasta, gourmet items
each and every one, along with recipes
and entertaining tips. Here’s an idea for
a hostess gift that says thank you long
after your visit. Find all Michigan
Thyme has to offer under the striped
canopy, a cornerstone of Whittaker Street;
open daily year ‘round.                                                                               Around the corner,
                                                                                                The Michigan Thyme Cafe.
   Another corner landmark on North Whittaker is The Villager, taking
its place where the first log cabin in New Buffalo once stood.
Inside there is nothing old-timey about its array of gift wares;
the store caters to upscale decor and gift items. Displays
wind through rooms of gift items, linens, party ware, back to
the garden room, much more than meets the eye from its sim-
ple sidewalk entrance; a second floor that holds furniture and
furnishings lavished with decorating ideas. My meander
                                          toward the garden area
                                          in back which is a must
                                          when I visit; this time I
                                          stopped when I saw the
                                          display       of    Judie
                                          Bomberger metal sculp-
                                          tures, all whimsical, wild             Judie Bomberger captures the magic of
                                          and wonderful. The artist                Cirque du Soleil in metal sculptures.
                                          began creating in her 50’, fired-up her ex’s
                                          blow torch, gathered steel from a scrap yard,
                                          and dipped into her imagination to create these
                                          conversation starters for home and garden.
                                          . . everything from the magic of Cirque du
                                          Soleil creatures, to a garden streaker, to a
                                          barefoot angel balancing with nonchalance
                                          on a cloud. Visit The Villager just to see them.
                                          They are one of a kind, bound for a col-
                                          lectible gallery.
  The Villager in New Buffalo, two floors of gift                                                         More Judie Bomberger
             ware and home decor.                                                                          in the garden room.
August 21, 2003                                                                                                           Page 39
   If I had a secret desire, it would be to replace all
my assorted china, earthenware, and pottery with Laurie
Gates designs. It would be hard to select which pat-
tern; the designer comes out with new ones every year,
all made in the USA, but created with the flavor of
Africa and Tuscany and Provence. It’s wise to look down
as well as up when shopping The Villager. On a bot-
tom shelf I found stainless steel dog dishes nestled in
wrought iron frames with a matching doggie day
bed. How palatial can it get for pampered pooches?
For pampering your taste for nice things, a cut above,
plan a visit to The Villager, on the corner of North
Whittaker Street.
   Next door, find You’re Invited, a shop that opened
last year with party ware and greeting cards inside;
the windows outside are a message center including                           Dinnerware from designer Laurie Gates:
                                                                        “Hot and Spicy”. . . . .”Sonoma”. . .”Tuscany Herb”
notices of parties like a dress-up bash for “Groovy Girls”,
one of the lines for the younger set the shop carries.
Nice to know the store has found its niche. Welcome,
too, is the entrance of Mr. Beef to the eateries on
Whittaker Street, featuring carry-outs of Italian beef
and sausage. Stroll down to the end of the block and
you’ll find other shops like Fig Leaf and Wallflower
in the Gallery Courtyard. where a winding garden
path takes you to some new places like The Amethyst
Gallery with items for the soul to savor. Nancy’s eatery
has been a landmark on this corner and offers a
shady sit-down spot for casual eating.



                                                                                  Poochie posh in wrought iron.




         New shops like Wallflower in the Courtyard Gallery,
                 Whittaker and Mechanic Street.




                                                                               The Tin Buffalo on Mechanic Street.

                                                                  Go across Mechanic Street and discover the Tin
                                                               Buffalo if pizza is your mind. Enjoy it all, grinders,
                                                               salads, etc. inside or out in the garden when New Buffalo
                                                               school kids have created a lakeshore mural and
                                                               where homegrown tomatoes, parsley and basil go
                                                               right from the garden to the goodies you will eat. With
                                                               bridge, marina basin, and beach in sight, you really
                                                               know you are at the New Buffalo gateway to Harbor
           Pizza and more in the open air if you choose.       Country; meander and enjoy.
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                                                                   Replica Ship Nina to Visit Michigan City




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              47th Annual Show                                     Built in Valencia, Bahia, Brazil, the Nina is an exact replica of a Columbus
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          Labor Day Weekend                                                        techniques dating back to the 15th century.


          FOUR BIG DAYS                                               On Wed., Aug. 27th, the Nina, a replica of Columbus’
                                                                   favorite ship, will open in Michigan City. The ship will
    Friday thru Monday                                             be docked at the Millennium Plaza in Washington Park
                                                                   by the bridge, until her departure early morning
                 “Rain or Shine”                                   Sept. 3rd. This is the last year the ship will be tour-
 ★★★ STEAMBOAT RIDES ★★★                                           ing the U.S. before making her permanent home
                                                                   port in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    • Steam Traction Engines                                          Built completely by hand and without the use of power
                                                                   tools, Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most
    •Train Rides                                                   historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The
    • 350 H.P. Allis Chalmers Corliss Engine                       craftsmanship of construction and the details in the
                                                                   rigging make it a truly fascinating visit back to the
    • Sawmill • Light Plant                                        Age of Discovery.
    • 92-Ton Locomotive Steam Crane                                   The Nina was built in Bahia, Brazil by the Columbus
    • Shingle Mill                                                 Foundation which is based in the British Virgin
                                                                   Islands. In 1988, an American engineer and mar-
    • Blacksmith Shop                                              itime historian, John Patrick Sarsfield, began build-
    • Antique Tractors and Cars                                    ing what was to become the first truly, historically cor-
                                                                   rect replica of a 15th century Caravel. The ship has
    • Gas Engines                                                  been touring continually since 1992 as a “sailing
  Flea Market-Snacks or Complete Meals                             museum” for the purpose of educating the public
                                                                   and school children on the Caravel, a Portuguese
  Admission $5.00          - Children Free Under 12 Years of Age   ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to
                                                                   discover the world.
          Friday is Senior Citizen’s Day                              While in port, the general public is invited to visit
     Admission - $2.50 – All gauges of train rides Half Price
                                                                   the ship for a walk-aboard self-guided tour every
                   3 Gauges of live steam train rides              day of the week. The charges are $4/adults, $3.50/senior
                    each thru a different area of our              citizens, and $3/students 5-18 years of age. The ship
                      155 acre museum grounds                      will be open every day from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Children
                                                                   under 4 are admitted free.
                         Hesston Steam Museum                         The Nina recently completed the seven month
                                                                   2002 Tall Ships Challenge organized by the American
                                                                   Sail Training Association which toured the West
                          East of Ind. 39 - West of Basswood Rd.
                            on LaPorte County Road 1000 N          Coast and is now touring with the Great Lakes Tall
                                      (219) 872-5055               Ships Challenge. For more information, log onto
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                                                                                                                   Purdue University North Central’s Office of
                                                                                                                Continuing Education offers not-for-credit courses
                                                                                           Since 1945           in Conversational Italian this fall.
                                                                                                                   Aldo Durazzo, a native of Italy, will teach this
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At Bailly Homestead, volunteer Eileen Stewart will
demonstrate many Native American ways of using corn.
Volunteers Alice Garba and Angel Gochee-Goins will
cook a variety of ol’ time corn recipes on the Chellberg
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    foodstuff by carolyn m connell             c                                    A Blueberry Weekend

          There’s an old song titled Billy Boy. The first verse begins: Oh, where have you been, Billy Boy,
        Billy Boy, Oh where have you been, charming Billy. The 4th verse is about his woman, sort of like:
        Can she make a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy; Can she make a cherry pie, charming Billy

   Billy Boy is now in Michigan City, on Freyer Road                thud. Not so, with Aggie. She resisted such an enor-
and his woman is making blueberry, not cherry, pies.                mous and unfamiliar life change their first year here
Loaded with blueberry bushes, the farm is also full                 and at the same time, assumed her charming Billy
of interesting people, a great deal of work and other               had gone crazy.
garden products.                                                       It hasn’t been easy. The place was full of junk,
                                       Bill (er, Billy Boy)         tires and asphalt; the grass was as tall as the blue-
                                    and Aggie Cipolla               berry bushes, and of course, the citified Cipollas
                                    have tended the beau-           knew nothing about farming. But city characters are
                                    tiful property for sev-         ordinarily tough, so it didn’t take long for them to become
                                    eral years now.                 experts. For one, they joined a group of 50 or 60
                                    They’re Chicagoans,             standard berry farmers from Indiana and Michigan
                                    tried and true. Bill,           and quickly learned a lot about researching the care
                                    son of a Sicilian immi-         of blueberry bushes and how to prosper in the local
                                    grant who called him            climate.
                                    Billy Boy (thus, the               They learned that Billy Boy’s is in a great location,
                                    name of the patch),             proximate to Lake Michigan. Although most blueberry
                                    grew up in a hous-              farms were in weather-trouble last year, this year they’re
                                    ing project on the              blossoming – at least, Billy Boy’s is. The season gen-
                                    city’s north side, mar-         erally lasts from mid-July until late August, but
                                    ried Aggie and after            requires constant preparation throughout the entire
                                    rearing two sons,               year. While Bill continues his week-day work as a futures
                                    decided he wanted to            trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Aggie moves
                                    commune with some               to the Indiana farm for the summer. After that first
                                    space out in the coun-          questionable year, she is completely enthralled with
                                    try, for a change. Back         her new life here. Bill gleefully rushes in on Fridays,
       Aggie and Charming Billy     in 1997, he saw an              with fellow trader Clint Pedersen who has taken on
ad in a real estate booklet for the 75-year-old blueberry           the job of further perfecting the large Billy Boy prop-
farm formerly owned by a Michigan City-ite. He                      erty. Clint has planted vast and beautiful gardens of
promptly decided it should belong to him and Aggie.                 both vegetables (potatoes, peppers, eggplant, toma-
And upon joyfully exploring the property, his city                  toes) and flowers (gladiolas, wild flowers along with
blood pressure dropped drastically with a happy                     herbs), some of which you’ll find are for sale in the farm




                                                   Sarah Kanyer and the blueberry
My daughter Jane, enjoying Billy Boy's farmz              jams and jellies                       Clint-of-all-trades Pederson
August 21, 2003                                                                                                        Page 47
stand. And it didn’t take long for Clint to MOVE             with Jerry’s girl friend Juliane, to help deal with
here from the bustling city and he’s now a daily             the berry pickers-customers. The future? Bill says he
Hoosier commuter to his Chicago job. Formerly from           still wants to “die in the city” – loves Chicago, but will
Idaho, a talented hunter and fisherman, he’s definitely      always enjoy coming out to this, his second home. Aggie
a Clint-of-all-trades and loves being a Hoosier, work-       wants to retire out here. Since that first year of dis-
ing/playing with blueberries. In case you’re inter-          may, she is totally in love with our territory.
ested, he’s also an expert at sending groundhogs to
the ivory gates.
   There are two pretty girls at the counter of the Billy
Boy Barn. Sarah and Amy Kanyer grew up around here,
and visited the blueberry farm every summer, pick-
ing those goodies with their mom Meg. They were
delighted to be hired as counter girls two years ago.
They now provide u-pick paraphernalia or fresh blue-
berries to their customers. In the beginning, hundreds
of pounds of those fresh berries would sell out early
in the day, leaving additional customers with empty
buckets, much to their dismay. These days, hired
pickers stock up the berry supply, to get them through
the weekend. Jams and honeys are also available. Aggie
bakes marvelous pies and muffins to sell at the Barn
and at Michigan City’s Saturday farmers’ market –
most of the buyers are regular customers/berry                  Three more blueberry loving Kanyers -- Meg, Amy and little Grace
addicts.                                                        A couple of Aggie’s recipes are below. When ready
   Every once in a while, a bunch of little kids comes       to use blueberries, do not wash until ready to use, and
out to Billy Boys on a bus from inner-city Chicago.          store (preferably in a single layer) in a moisture-
They’re from housing developments like the real              proof container in the refrig for up to 5 days. If you’re
Billy Boy grew up in. And like him, they are enormously      pressed for time and must wash them in advance, then
pleased with the great open space here in the Michigan       arrange the clean berries on a baking sheet lined with
City farm. They run up and down and around the berry         paper towels, cover with more paper towels, and
patches, turn hoses upon each other instead of open-         refrigerate for a short time.
ing a fire hydrant in the city. They love it out here as
much as our blueberry neighbors do. Each weekend,                      BLUEBERRY BLENDER NOG
the Cipolla sons Jerry and Paul travel to Billy Boy’s            For each 8 oz. serving, blend 1 egg, 3/4 cup milk,
                                                               1/4 cup blueberries and 1 T. honey. Chill and
                                                               serve.

                                                                              BLUEBERRY CRISP
                                                               3 c. blueberries
                                                               2/3 c. brown sugar
                                                               1/2 c. quick-cooking oats
                                                               3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
                                                               cooking spray
                                                               2 T. lemon juice
                                                               1 T. all purpose flour
                                                               1/4 tsp. salt
                                                               Preheat oven to 375º. Spread blueberries in the
                                                               bottom of ungreased 8” square pan. Sprinkle
                                                               berries with lemon juice. Mix remaining ingredients
                                                               together, except cooking spray. Sprinkle mixture
                                                               over berries. Spray top with cooking spray for about
                                                               6 to 8 seconds. Bake for approximately 30 min-
                                             Billy Boy's       utes or until top is lightly browned. Serves 6.
                                             summer
                                             residence has
                                             more decks        Billy Boy’s Blueberry Barn, 650 Freyer Road,
                                             than house
                                                             Michigan City
                                                               To be continued, in next week’s Beacher. You’ll
                                                             hear about the Blueberry Festival in South Haven,
                                                             MI. Yes, I did indeed have a very berry weekend.
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                                                                                 CyberScribbles
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                                                                  Until recently, I thought that the websites I’ve
                                                               told you about in this column generally fit into the
                                                               androgynous category. Then I received an anony-
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                                                               mous email that complained that I have been “biased
                                                               towards websites appealing more to women than
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                                                               men.” Excuse me? And all this time--more than 2 years
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                                                                  So, in the interest of fairness, I searched around the
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                                                               Web for sites I normally would not give a hoot about.
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                                                               Like power car sites.
 experienced holistic care,                  • Reflexology
                                                                  When I take one of my many road trips, I enjoy most
 you’ll be impressed by the      • Programs for business,
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 exceptional quality and scope                                 sites this past week, I discovered that what I may see
 of our services. If you’ve           • Masssage therapy
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                                                               America and Canada. The website declares that
                                                               these former beauties “can’t be bought and are just
                                                               rotting away in the dirt” and “the owners are gonna
                                                               restore them someday--yeah, right.” Carsinbarns.com,
                                                               along with TransAmTragedies (http://tachreve.com/)
               Send a Copy of                                  Ralph’s Cars in Yards (now called RalphsRapid
                                                               Transit.com) Rotting Fairlaines (fairlaneacres.com)
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                                                               will satisfy the wistful daydreams of a certain segment
                                                               of the population--most certainly skewed to more
                                                               male web surfers than females. I say that with an air
                                                               of authority because CarsinBarns.com advertises its
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anytime soon.
   If I have to rate the above-mentioned websites, I
would give an extra star to TransAmTragedies because
the quality of the photos are much better than
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paid what for a tank of gas? Gee, I filled up for only
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myself parked between two of those super size mon-
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                                                                                  Diggin' in the Earth
                                                                                           with Maggie Beyer


                                                                 Scratch my previous complacency. My deer with the
                                                              munchies does not prefer only hybrid daylilies. The
                                                              common ones have had their day in the sun and are
                                                              gone, gone, gone, along with the others. There is
                                                              however, another way to go in deer deterrents, accord-
                                                              ing to Clark’s Secret Garden which has a brochure on
                                                              deer resistant plants. The operand words here are “deer
                                                              resistant”, not “deer proof”. Their advice is to maxi-
                                                              mize the odds in the favor of gardens by using plants
                                                              that have scents, taste and other properties that
                                                              deer abhor. Makes sense. Think of all the tricks a child
                                                              will go through to avoid broccoli once it decides this
                                                              veggie is abhorrent. I had a child that didn’t like, no
                                                              abhorred, lima beans. When I moved and the dining
                                                              room table was upended, I found little dried up husks
                                                              of something that I’m sure were lima beans, tucked
                                                              up on the cross bars that held the table together,
                                                              hidden there who knows when.




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                                                                     Perennials are now planted in my new little courtyard,
                                                                            along the walk that leads to the pond.

                                                                 Back to deer deterrents. The trick, the brochure says,
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                                                              what works on your deer, in your area, until you try
           Buy Three Get One FREE                             them): achillea, ajuga, allium, anemone, snapdragon,
          Buy Two Get One Mini FREE                           astilbe, barberry, bergenia, buddleia, boxwood,
                         with this ad                         marigold, clematis, cleome, bleeding heart, foxglove,
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   I cannot give them my full support. I have astilbe
and persicaria planted where my deer do their munch-
ing and though they don’t eat the blossoms, it hasn’t
stopped them going after the daylilies nearby. Clark’s
which keeps an active web address asks for input on
what deer are eating in your yard to add to the list
of known deer delectables that include: DAYLILIES
AND HOSTA (I can vouch for these as my gentle
readers know); also, hollyhocks, geranium, sunflower,
impatiens, iris, lobelia, peony, phlox, rhododendron,
roses, rudbeckia, sedum, tulips along with euony-
mous, ivy, hollies, and yews among many more. As the
brochure states, it just gives you a fighting chance to
plant the deer-resisters to safeguard the rest.




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gardens when I wrote about the little job Dan Healy                a fine food setting
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                                            of individuals interested in sharing what they recall
                                            about the Town of Long Beach from its founding
                                            days to present. If you would like to be included on
                                            the guest list, please contact the Center at 879-3845
                                            and leave a message with name, address, phone and
                                            area of expertise.
                                               A big Thank You to Shaun Armour for present-
                                            ing his art work here in our gallery last month. He
                                            sold three pieces during the event and contributed 20%
                                            of his sales to the Center. Anyone interested in host-
                                            ing a show may use our gallery space at no charge.
                                            We welcome all media, group presentations, and we
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                tampas@msn.com              interesting to hear the stories that inevitably come
                                            back to life when someone wanders in to pick up a copy
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Travels with Charley:
          Topping off a Self-Guided Architectural Review of Kalamazoo
by Charles McKelvy

   I went to Kalamazoo, Michigan recently for the sim-
ple purpose of conducting a self-guided architectur-
al tour and thus returning with a full wallet.
   Alas, because I was not accompanied by my frugal
wife Natalie, I returned with a camera full of archi-
tectural images of the “Celery City” and — yes — an
empty wallet.
   But, hey, I had one stylin’ new hat perched upon my
big head.
   Allow me to explain:
   I had gone to Kalamazoo, as I often do, to visit the
good Sisters of St. Joseph at their Transformations
Spirituality Center in the sylvan suburb they call
Nazareth. (Please refer to THE BEACHER of September
27, 2001 for all the details on that place of peace
near Kalamazoo.)
   Okay, so after winding up my business at Nazareth
early on a Friday afternoon, I decided to head west                                Take the train to Kalamazoo, and this lovely station will be your
                                                                                                      architectural welcome mat.
a short ways to downtown Kalamazoo and see if I might
possibly produce a tantalizing feature for y’all on a                          called “Ransom”. Despite the street’s name, there
self-guided architectural tour of the center city.                             was no ransom to pay, because, unlike the nearby down-
                                                                               town area, the street was not lined with parking
                                                                               meters.
                                                                                 I knew Natalie would be proud of such a thrifty move,
                                                                               and so I moved purposefully south toward down-
                                                                               town, first stopping at the train/bus station to snap
                                                                               some photos of that handsome portal to Kalamazoo.
                                                                               Yes, if you ever take the bus or train to Kalamazoo,
                                                                               that lovely red-brick building with the tile roof will
                                                                               be your first sign of welcome to what the natives
                                                                               call Ka’zoo.




                                                                                                                                        The Rose Street
                                                                                                                                        Market is
                                                                                                                                        housed in this
                                                                                                                                        stylish building
The Sisters of St. Joseph have their own divine word on Kalamazoo archi-                                                                on — yes —
tecture with their Transformations Spirituality Center in suburban Nazareth.                                                            Rose Street.


  Yes, I have spilled gallons of aromatic BEACHER
soy ink on the many attractions of Kalamazoo, but I
have not shed a drop on the hidden and not-so-hid-
den architectural wonders of the central city.
  At least not until now.
  And now let me assure you, gentle readers, that on
that recent Friday afternoon in question, I parked my
car just north of Kalamazoo on a brick-paved street
August 21, 2003                                                                                                       Page 55
                                                      The Lawrence & Chapin
                                                      Building graces the corner
                                                      of Rose and Water
                                                      streets. It was built in
                                                      1872.




                                                             You’ll find the W.A. Doyle
                                                                      Building just down
                                                             Michigan Avenue from the
                                                             Fifth Third Bank Building.
   So far so good, and better still as I walked south                    prodigiousproduction of that vegetable. (Please note
along Rose Street and photographed the vintage                           the article in the August 8, 2002 issue).
buildings that line the west side of that aptly named                      I decided to check out the the interior of one of
street between W. Kalamazoo Avenue and W. Water                          Kalamazoo’s skyscrapers, the Fifth Third Bank
Street.                                                                  Building on W. Michigan Avenue between Kalamazoo
                                                                         Mall and Portage Street, and was I ever glad I did,
                                                                         because the magnificent lobby is worth a trip to
                                                                         Kalamazoo alone.
                                                                           Built in 1929 as the Kalamazoo Trust & Savings
                                                                         Bank, and designed by Leery & Alford Co. of Chicago
                                                                         (now Miller Davis), the building is a blend of Classic
                                                                         and Renaissance forms with some trend moderne




                                                                            The entrance to
                                                                             the Fifth Third
        Looking north along Rose Street from Water Street.                 Bank Building on
                                                                               W. Michigan
   Oh, I was so proud of myself and my as-yet full wal-                        Avenue near
let.                                                                       Kalamazoo Mall.
   I could feel the spirit of Natalie looking down on me
with approval. Hey, I don’t call her “Natalie Numbers”
for nothing.
   I continued snapping as I walked hither, thither and
yon on W. Michigan Avenue and a few blocks farther
east on E. Michigan Avenue. I even took extra time
to frame a decent shot of the magnificent W.A. Doyle
Building in the Haymarket District on E. Michigan
Avenue, duly noting that it was built in 1891 when
Kalamazoo was truly the “Celery City” because of its                                              Kalamazoo   Continued on Page 56
Page 56                                                                                                                   August 21, 2003
                                                                            One of them said: “Sure, as long as you buy us all
                                                                          a drink.”
                                                                            Uh oh!
                                                                            Where was Natalie when I needed her? I mean talk
                                                                          about temptation:
                                                                            Friday afternoon, young attractive women, a full
                                                        Artist Otto       bar — wow!!
                                                       Stauffenberg of      Don’t worry, I remained true to my wife of 26 years
                                                       Hamburg,
                                                       Germany            and my mission. I snapped the windows and beat a
                                                       worked for         hasty retreat with my wallet and marriage intact.
                                                       more than 600        But then, as I strolled south along the beautifully
                                                       hours to create
                                                       this master-       restored Kalamazoo Mall, I got to feeling that I was
                                                       piece inside the   due for some kind of reward.
                                                       Fifth Third          And so I presently found myself at the southern most
                                                       Bank Building.
                                                                          end of the mall, window-shopping at a store called C’s
                                                                          Perfect Tie & Accessories. Now, I am all for those ladies




Kalamazoo     Continued from Page 55

thrown in for good measure. But the crown jewel is
the main lobby which was painted by Otto Stauffenberg
of Hamburg, Germany in the manner of Michelangelo,
which is to say Herr Stauffenberg surely must have
had one wickedly sore neck when he was finished.
   Bank officials kindly allowed me to photograph
his masterpiece, but digital imagery does not do it jus-
tice. You simply must see it for yourself.
   Just as I had to walk around the corner and see for
myself the slab glass, or “dalles de verre,” windows
created for the Union Cabaret & Grille by artists
Joan Hector and Toni Smith who were featured in the                        You’ll find hats and accessories for ladies and gentlemen at C’s Perfect
July 10, 2003 issue of THE BEACHER.                                                Tie & Accessories at the south end of the Kalamazoo Mall.
   There were some young women seated at the bar
of the nightclub which is operated by nearby Western
Michigan University, so I asked them if I could pho-
tograph the windows, especially since I knew the
artists.




                                                                                                                                 A sampling of the
                                                                                                                                 selection at C’s
                                                                                                                                 Perfect Tie &
                                                                                                                                 Accessories.




 Joan Hector and Toni Smith created these slab glass windows for the
                       Union Cabaret & Grill.
August 21, 2003                                                                                                                                     Page 57
                                                                                 the neoclassical rotunda. If it looks at all familiar, that’s
                                                                                 because Hayden’s 800-foot-long SKY’S THE LIMIT
                                                                                 enchants travelers passing through the United Air ter-
                                                                                 minal at O’Hare.
                                                                                   And, since I was wearing such a cool new hat, a librar-
                                                                                 ian with taste gladly allowed me to take some pho-
                                                                                 tographs inside the library and then urged me to
                                                                                 return many times to take in all the other architec-
                                                                                 tural wonders that his fair city has to offer.
                                                                                   I assured him I would, and, just to be safe, I




      Clarence Gardner (left) puts the author in a stylish new hat at
         C’s Perfect Tie & Accessories in downtown Kalamazoo.

and their red hats, but I am also for covering gentlemen
with hats of many colors, particularly this gentleman
who, at the time, was wearing a worn, black ballcap.
   I deserved a break that day, and I got it when the
store’s owner, a charming gent named Clarence
Gardner, assured me my wife wouldn’t kill me if I bought
a proper hat because they were having a proper sale.
   And so I saved “Natalie Numbers” a good $30 by
purchasing a $50 hat for a mere $20.                                                               Exterior of the Kalamazoo Public Library.
   She didn’t look at it that way.                                               promised that I would have my wife in tow. More like-
   No, she looked at as our being out $20.                                       ly, Natalie will have her hands around my neck as I
   Period.                                                                       saunter down the mall to check out my friend Clarence
   End of story.                                                                 Gardner’s latest line of hats for stylish gents like
   Except, she let me keep the hat, and she absolute-                            me.
ly insisted on accompanying me on my next trip to                                   Oh, and so you know, here’s who to contact for
Kalamazoo for a little self-guided admiration of archi-                          more information about what to see and do in down-
tectural wonders.                                                                town Kalamazoo: Downtown Kalamazoo Inc. by phone
   In closing, allow me to open to you the magic that                            at: 269/344-0795, e-mail at: dki@dki.org or visit their
artist Michael Hayden wrought at the Kalamazoo Public                            web site at: www.central-city.net.
Library at 315 S. Rose Street.                                                      And do tell them that that stylish gent in the cool,
   Admission, as Natalie will quickly inform you, is                             new hat sent you by way of I-94 east to Westnedge
free, and you will surely marvel at Hayden’s holographic                         Avenue and north on Westnedge to downtown archi-
collar that defines and colors the skylight crowning                             tectural attractions.




                                                                                 Old Fire Station Number Four at the corner of Burdick and Ransom still has
A view of level two at the central library in Kalamazoo at 315 S. Rose Street.   a bell in its tower. It was built in 1887 and no longer serves as a fire station.
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                                                                  Activities to Explore
                           Root                         In the Local Area:
                  Funeral Home                          August 20-23 — “You’re a Good Man, Charlie
                                                     Brown.” Festival Players Guild production at the
  WILLIAM H. ROOT • THOMAS W. ROOT • BRIAN W. ROOT   Mainstreet Theatre, 807 Franklin St. Wed-Fri @ 8 pm;
                                                     Sat @ 2 & 6 pm. Wed. matinee @ 2 pm. Tix $12/week-
    A locally owned and operated funeral home
                                                     days ($6/students high school and below); $13/Fri &
    serving Michigan City and the Beach Area         Sat. ($6.50/students high school and below). Phone 874-
          by the Root Family since 1938.             4269 for reservations.
                                                        August 21-24 — In-Water Boat Show at Washington
       Pre-Arrangement consultation available
                                                     Park. Aug. 21 is Michigan City Day; residents admit-
                  at no obligation.                  ted free. Adm. $8/adults, $1/kids 12 & under. Thurs
                                                     & Fri, noon-8 pm; Sat, 10 am-8 pm; Sun, 10 am-6 pm.
                                                     Log onto MichiganCityBoatShow.com for more info.
                                                        August 21-25 — “Winged Migration.” Academy
 312 East Seventh Street                             Award Nominee for Best Documentary. Thurs. 9:15
 Michigan City, IN 46360                             pm; Fri, Sat & Sun 1:45 & 9:30 pm; Mon 9:15 pm.
 (219) 874-6209                                      “Together.” Winner Florida, San Francisco, Trebica,
                                                     DC Fim Festivals. Mandarin language w/Eng. sub-
                                                     titles. Thurs 6:30 pm; Fri, Sat & Sun 4 & 6:45 pm;
                                                     Mon 6:30 pm. Vickers Theatre, 6 N. Elm St., Three
                                                     Oaks, MI. 269/756-3522 or www.vickerstheatre.com
                                                        August 22 -- Bookmarks at Noon at MC Public
                                                     Library. Free. Unless by Carol Shields to be reviewed.
                                                        August 22-23 — Farmer’s Market at the Schoolhouse
                                                     Shop. Furnessville. Just north of US 20. 10 am-4
                                                     pm each day. Info 219/926-1551.
                                                        August 22-23 — “The Grouch” a new musical at
                                                     The Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, MI. Curtain 8 pm (MI
                                                     time). Tix $15; phone 269/756-3879. Ages 13 & up.
                                                        August 22-24, 28-30 — “The Laramie Project.”
                                                     Presented by the 4th Street Theatre, 125 N. Fourth
                                                     St., Chesterton. Curtain 8 pm, except Sun., Aug 24
                                                     @ 3 pm. Adm. $10. Reservations 219/926-7875.
                                                        August 22-24, 29-31 — “La Cage Aux Folles.”
                                                     Dunes Summer Theatre production. Curtain 8 pm on
                                                     Fri & Sat; 7 pm on Sun. Tix $15/adults, $12/senior cit-
                                                     izens & students. Reservations 879-7509.
                                                        August 23 — Farmer’s Market. 8th & Washington
                                                     streets, Michigan City. 7:30 am-1 pm.
                                                        August 23 — Purdue University North Central
                                                     new student orientation. 8:30 am-1 pm on campus.
                                                     Free, but register at 872-0527, ext. 5505.
                                                        August 23 — Harbor Country Music in the Park
                                                     series: “Swing Shift.” 20+ pc. group featuring jazz. 7
                                                     pm (MI time) in Dewey Cannon Park, Three Oaks, MI.
                                                     Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free. Info 269/756-3544.
                                                         August 23-24 — Heart of Art Outdoor Gallery
                                                     Show at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlet, Michigan
                                                     City. During Mall hours.
                                                        August 24 — International Friendship Gardens
                                                     Annual “Garden Tea.” 2 pm. The Three Tenors Minus
                                                     Two” will provide entertainment. Assorted menu.
                                                     $20 per person; reservations : 872-0235 or 878-9885.
                                                        August 24 — Door Prairie Auto Museum 8th Annual
                                                     Antique & Classic Car Show. 9 am-3 pm. No fee to enter
                                                     show. Judging done by other registered entrants.
                                                     Food available; gift shop sale & special admission into
                                                     museum for the day. 219/326-1337.
August 21, 2003                                                                                  Page 59
   August 26 — Harbor Country Book Club. 7:30 pm
(MI time) at the Harbor Grand Hotel, New Buffalo.                    203 Shadow Trail
To be discussed: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, and
The Hours by Michael Cunnigham.                                   Michiana Shores, Indiana
   August 27 — “Nina” ship to visit Michigan City at                                    • Complete
Millennium Plaza in Washington Park. Columbus                                             remodel 1996
ship replica. Self-guided tours 9 am-7 pm. Adm.                                         • 3 bedrooms/
$4/adults, $3.50/sen.cit.; $3/students 5-18. Kids under                                   4th possible
4 admitted free. See story this issue.                                                  • 21⁄2 baths
    Places to Visit:                                                                    • Oversized
   Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St., Michigan City.                                     detached
Guided tours on Mon-Fri, 10 am, 11:30 am. Adm.                                            garage
$4/adults, $2/kids 18 and under, free/kids under 3.                                     • Large wooded
   Beverly Shores Depot Museum and Art Gallery. In                                        lot
the Gallery: artists Valerie Taglieri & Ron Wenekes-                                       $
                                                                                            459,0000
”Twilight Fragment.” In the museum: photo exhibit
of the old Beverly Shores School. Phone 871-0832.                      By appointment only
   Door Prairie Auto Museum. Located one mile south               219-871-0614 or 219-874-4057
of LaPorte on US 35. Hours 10 am-4:30 pm, Tues-Sat;
noon-4:30 pm Sun. 219/326-1337 or www.dpauto-
museum.com
   Great Lakes Museum of Military History, 360
Dunes Plaza, Michigan City. Info 872-2702 or on the
web at www.militaryhistorymuseum.org
                                                            It Doesn’t Get Any
   LaPorte County Historical Museum, county com-
plex in downtown LaPorte, Indiana. Hours 10 am-4:30
pm, Tues-Sat. Adm. free; donations welcome. 219/326-
                                                            Cleaner Than This.
6808, 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 preschool-
ers. 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 vehi-
cles & memorabilia. Open every day 10 am-7 pm. Adm.
$6/adults, $5/sen.cit., $4/kids, free/under 3. 878-1514.
   The Depot of Beverly Shores Museum and Art
Gallery, 525 Broadway, Beverly Shores, IN. Adm.
                                                                 Since 1962
free, donations welcome. Open Sat. & Sun, 1-4 pm from
May-November. Info 871-0832.
    Farther Afield:
   August 23 — Mill Pond Festival, Union Mills,
Indiana. Sat 10 am-noon; Sun 7 am-midnight. Parade
& fireworks on Sat, chicken BBQ, hog roast, rides,
games, bingo, tractor pull, golf shootout. Pancake
breakfast on Sun. 219/767-2730.
   Through September 14 — “Linda McCartney’s                     New • Used • Repair • Parts
Sixties Portrait of an Era.” Photo exhibit by the late      1406 Franklin Street • Michigan City, IN
wife of Beatle Paul McCartney. At the Ella Sharp
Museum, 3225 4th St., Jackson, MI. 517/787-2320 or                      (219) 879-8248
log onto www.ellasharp.org
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• Member Better Business Bureau of Michiana                                      The popular 212 Coffee Shop, located next to
                                                                               Chuck’s 212 Bargain Center, closed their doors last
                   Foundation                                   Call           week with a goodbye party in anticipation of the
                                                        1-800-668-2026         restaurant’s move to a larger building at 4938 W. U.S.
                   Repair Service                        219-325-9237          20, next to the flea market. The new name will be
                    Locally Owned and Operated            www.nova-inc.com     Chuck’s Wildwood Inn and the owners hope to be serv-
         #1 Choice in USA & UK                           nova-inc@csinet.net   ing dinners in a few weeks besides breakfast and lunch.
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                                                                                 The Michigan City Fish & Game Club, 3091 East Michigan Blvd.,
                          CLASSIFIED                                             Michigan City. No one is refused for lack of donation. Donation is $5.00
                CLASSIFIED RATES - (For First 2 Lines.)                          + tobacco. Bring a drum or rattle if you have one. Also, a pillow or blan-
1-3 ads - $7.00 ea. •• 4 or more ads - $5.50 ea. (Additional lines- $1.00 ea.)   ket to sit on. Any questions, call Laura, 219/878-1769.
PH: 219/879-0088 - FAX 219/879-8070. -Email <classified@bbpnet.com>              THE FELLOWSHIP ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH is sponsoring a one
              CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE RECEIVED BY                                 day seminar r for high school students, ages 14 to 19: “HOW TO BE
     10:00 A.M.ON MONDAY OF THE WEEK OF PUBLICATION                              SUCCESSFUL IN SCHOOL,” on Saturday, Aug 30th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
                                                                                 at the Fellowship Assembly of God Church, on County Line Road and
                   PERSONAL SERVICES                                             Highway 20. Topics include GET ORGANIZED FOR ACADEMIC SUC-
NEED A NERD? - We offer personable, responsive on-site PC repair and             CESS, TECHNIQUES FOR NOTETAKING, HOW TO USE YOUR TEXT-
network services to area homes, professional practices, and small busi-          BOOK, AND HOW TO EARN THE RESPECT OF TEACHERS. - Call
ness. Call 269-469-5088, or www.need-a-nerd.net                                  219/873-9192
 ADULT/YOUNG ADULT KITTYS TO LOVING HOME - Shots current.
   Spade/neutered. Great personalities. Please call 219/879-0975.
                                                                                             HEALTH & PHYSICAL FITNESS
                                                                                         • • • MASSAGE THERAPY & WELLNESS CENTER • • •
               WEDDINGS - YOUR WORDS YOUR WAY
                                                                                  Therapeutic Massage • Acupuncture * Brain Gym • QiGong Classes •
 Experienced, ordained minister will create and officiate a ceremo-               Reflexology • Healing Touch • Feldenkrais® • Personal Fitness Training
    ny that reflects your dreams and ideals. Any location. Rev.                                   Dog Massage Classes • Gift Certificates
           Rebecca Armstrong, M. Div tel: 888-80-RITES                                               www.wellness-specialists.com
              ceremonies@aol.com www.ritualarts.com                                                          Call 219/879-5722.
   CAN REPAIR MOST “WINDOWS” BASED HOME COMPUTERS.                                           ACUPUNCTURE CENTER — Dr. Jennifer Huang
               Call 219/362-7543 for more information.                                    • Board Certified Acupuncturist. Chinese Medical Doctor
RENT A HAND - Need a hand around the house moving heavy items,                                  from China. More than 20 years experience.
          help doing chores, or running errands, and more.                            1026 N. KARWICK ROAD - MICHIGAN CITY - 219/879-2100.
 Call RENT A HAND - 219/767-2274. We help people who need help.
                                                                                      HANDYMAN-HOME REPAIR-PLUMBING
               LEARNING - INSTRUCTION                                               QUALITY CARPENTRY: Expert remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms.
                 PUBLIC SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER.                                      Also: doors, windows, skylights, ceramic tile, drywall, decks & repairs.
            Lessons / Entertainment — Call 219/872-1217.                                         Small jobs welcome. Call Ed at 219/878-1791.
                    BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS                                          HANDYMAN - Antenna service. Phone & TV jacks. House wiring.
        At 4:00 p.m. ‘til 5:00 p.m. Would like to start 8/17/03.                     Sinks. Toilets. Countertops. Carpentry. Full house rehab work.
    Learn the dances One at a Time - 4 Weeks per dance - $30.00                                     Beach Stairway Repair & Refurbishing.
  Sign up now by calling 219/362-3698, ask for Patty, or leave mes-                              DR. TOM’S SERVICE CLINIC - 219/778-4036
                 sage, and I will return the call ASAP.                                           ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
             (Intermediate Group Sundays at 5:00 p.m.}                                                         HIRE Sue’s HUSBAND
                (Private lessons by appointment only0                                Is your list of household repair & maintenance projects growing?
                  8872 W. 125 S. - LaPorte, IN 46350                              Small jobs welcome. - Quality Work. — Call Ed Berent @ 219/879-8200.
          (Rund alongside Purdue North Central Campus)                                            ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
     EXPERIENCED TUTOR - Math and Science Fundamentals.                                                        J’S GUTTER SERVICE
     For More Information and References, Call (219) 879-6145.                    Gutters and downspouts cleaned and repaired. Reasonable prices.
                                                                                     219/879-5253 — FREE PICK-UP SERVICE for usable/unwanted
             CLEANING - HOUSEKEEPING                                                  household articles, or what have you - yard & garages sales.
      FINISHING TOUCH: Residential & Specialty Cleaning Service                                                      219/879-5253
               Professional - Insured - Bonded - Uniformed                                     ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
          #1 in Customer Satisfaction. Phone 219/872-8817.                                              GARAGE DOOR NEED REPAIR?
   CLEAN FOR A DAY CLEANING SERVICE - Home or Business                                       Call Tim - 17 Years Experience — 219-879-4061.
        Pressure Wash Decks & Houses — Insured & Bonded                                        ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
    Call Wendy at 219/861-0458. — Email clean4aday@attbi.com                                                  D & J CONSTRUCTION
    PERSONAL TOUCH CLEANING — Homes - Condos - Offices.                           All types of siding. Soffit, fascia, decks, roofing - including rubber.
      Day and afternoons available. - Call Darla at 219/879-2468.                             Concrete flat work, painting, etc. Fully insured
           When You Want Perfection - Insured & Bonded                                               For Free Estimate Call 219/851-2722.
               J.P’S HOUSE, DECK & BOAT CLEANING                                                                      HANDYMAN
                Home, Business, Rentals, Construction                                         Painting - Odd jobs — Call J.P at 219/878-9967.
            J.P. 219-877-7300 — Email: fstrjpfst@aol.com                          WILL INSTALL windows, doors, siding, decks. Will also do plumb-
     SMILIN’ STOP 2 BEACHER - Reliable cleaning lady avail for                           ing, and hang, finish & paint drywall. Also framing, etc.
                commercial & residential. Reasonable.                                                        Call Bob at 219/716-0049
         Excellent local beach references. Call 219/874-8264                       DIVERSIFIED SKILLS & LABOR SERVICES - 25 years experience,
                    BEACHSIDE HOUSE CLEANING                                      specializing in hoe improvement. Easy Rates For All Needs, includ-
   Serving The Beach Community - Reliable. References available                  ing the delivery & assembly of household furnishings, etc. Free esti-
                      Call Shelly at 219/362-4189.                                 mates & discounts for seniors and disabled. Lawn maintenance,
                                                                                   landscaping, painting, decks, weatherproofing, flooring, roofing,
                           HOME CLEANING                                            doors, windows, gutters, kitchen & baths, sidewalks, driveways,
           Call Leann for residential rates — 219/872-6587.                                                          black topping
TWO DEPENDABLE WOMEN, Working as a Team to clean your                                 Call 219/879-4735 for anything you need. Thanks in advance.
home. References & have own supplies. We do anything, from orga-
  nizing to deep cleaning. Free estimates. Call 219/874-8348. Leave                             GENERAL CONTRACTORS
                                 message.                                                      ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
                                                                                                    NEW ON THE BLOCK
                    EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER
                                                                                    MJM GENERAL CONTRACTORS - 219/926-5052 - 219/808-9366
                   References — Call 219/324-5446.
                                                                                      20 YEARS EXPERIENCE RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
PICTURE PERFECT - Professional home cleaning with a personal touch.                      NEW - REMODEL - ADDITIONS - HOME REPAIRS
     Call Lisa Kay - 219/873-1894 - for a free in-home consultation.                             FROM CONCRETE TO ROOF
        FINAL TOUCCH — House cleaning. Window washing.                                   WE WELCOME SMALL JOBS - FREE ESTIMATES.
                  Painting & yrd work. - 2/9/879-1429.
                                                                                          PAINTING-DRYWALL-WALLPAPER
                               EVENTS                                                THE A & L PAINTING COMPANY — INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
CHEROKEE PIPE CIRCLE - Everyone Is Welcome To Come Pray & Sing.                          20-YEARS EXPERIENCE References. Reasonable.
2ND Monday Of Each Month; SEPT. 8TH/OCT 13TH. - 7:00-9:00 p.m.                       We also Power Wash, Seal & Paint Decks. Ph. 219/778-4145.
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     PROFESSIONAL FINISHES - 219/326-6175, or 219/363-1812                                    • • • CAPPY’S LAWN CARE • • •
            Interior/exterior Painting - Wallpaper removal                           Spring Clean-Up • Free Estimates — 219/874-3580.
                   Pressure Washing - Deck Sealing
              20 Years experience - references available                             EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
                      BENJAMIN MOORE PAINTS                                      • • ATTENTION DRIVERS - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY • •
  JEFFERY J. HUMAN INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING & STAINING                     TMC Transportation needs drivers. $650 Guaranteed weekly, poten-
                                                                             tial to earn $900 per week, or more, and still be OFF WEEKENDS!!!
     Custom Woodwork - Custom Decorating - Hang/Finish Drywall
                                                                                          FOR CDL TRAINING, CALL 1-800-882-7364
           25-Years experience. Insured. Ph. 219/326-8512.
                                                                                         IN NEED OF CHILDCARE FOR ONE YEAR OLD -
                WISTHOFF PAINTING — REFERENCES
                                                                                 Non-smoker. Days (Mon/Fri). Prefer our home, but will consider
               Small Jobs Welcome — Call 219/874-5279
                                                                                      beach area home. Call evenings ONLY. - 219/873-9020.
ALL BRIGHT PAINTING - Interior/exterior. Satisfaction guaranteed.
                                                                                   Opportunity for Creative Experienced Cook. 4-5 Days/wk. No
Free estimates. Licensed & insured. 219/879-7199.
                                                                               evenings. Pleasant environment. Good Pay & Benefits. Resume to
    WARREN PAINTING & PRESSURE WASH - Interior & Exterior.                      Café at Michigan Thyme. 107 N. Whittiker Street, New Buffalo, MI
    Decks washed & sealed - Free estimates — Call 219/872-6424                                                49117
           MAIDENA MASTER PAINTERS & REMODELING
       Maidena Painting has expanded to include remodeling.                                WANT TO BUY OR SELL
     Same great quality, competitive prices. Clean, careful work.                          ART & OFFICE SUPPLIES (FIRME’S)
                 Call 219/861-9888 for free estimates.                         (2 Stores) 11th & Franklin Streets, Michigan City - 219/874-3455
    UNFINISHED PAINTING PROJECTS? Just didn’t get to it this                       Highway 12, Beverly Shores - Just West of Traffic Light.
           summer? Call Rich Robertson at 219/879-4684.                                           BEDDING CONNECTION II
QUALITY PAINTING - 10 Years experience. - int/ext - from Gary to New                                  2701 Franklin Street
                                                                                                      By The Train Tracks
Buffalo. Call Frank for a free estimate. 219/879-1545. Leave message.
                                                                                                 Your One Stop Bedding Shop
        LANDSCAPE-Lawns-Clean Up, Etc.                                                                   219-879-3742
       — H & D TREE SERVICE and LANDSCAPING, INC. —                            ARMOIRE 4-POSTER BED, TRIPLE DRESSER, Light Pine -$500.
      Full service tree and shrub care. Trimming, planting, removal.                                  Call 219/872-6587.
          Firewood, snowplowing, excavating. — Call 872-7290.                   BLACK METAL TUBULAR BUNKBED with mattresses & sheets.
                            FREE ESTIMATES                                                      Like new. $100. 219-878-9967.
                HEALY’S LANDSCAPING & MATERIALS                                       STREET PAVING R BRICKS — Good for Walkways
                          d.healy@comcast.net                                         and Driveways. - .50¢ to $1.00 - Call 219/878-3837
                              219/879-5150                                             ANTIQUE SLOT MACHINES, for private use only.
         218 State Road 212 — Michigan City, Indiana 46360                         Call (Chicago Connection) ask for Dick — 219/872-4358.
             LARGEST SELECTION OF STONE IN AREA                                                PLAIN AND FANCY ANTIQUES
       Limestone - Granite - Quartzite - Bluestone - Sandstone                       5395 W. Johnson Road, LaPorte, IN — 219/362-5277
      Veneers - Mexican Beach Stone - Boulders - Outcropping                                  Buying & Selling Quality Antiques
       Slate - River-rock - Flagstone - Wall Stone - Fieldstone.                                   “Lots of Lodge/Cottage”
                                                                                                     TWO GRAVE SITES
                      INSTALLATION AVAILABLE!                                            Swan Lake - Best Offer — Call 219/874-7273
                       CALL NOW FOR SPRING!                                       Sofa, Coffee Table, 2 End Tables, 2 Table Lamps•••$395.00
                Snowplowing & Firewood AVAILABLE                                           Or Sofa Only••••Or Tables & Lamps Only
                   $ # JIM’S LAWN SERVICE $ #
      Call for your 2003 Spring Clean-Up and Mowing Service                   EXECUTIVE STYLE COMPUTER DESK - CONCEALED CPY STOR-
           Free Estimates - 219/874-2715. Leave message                           AGE. Concealed monitor shell. Pull-out keyboard shell.
                          # # THINK FALL # #                                      3 Drawers. Large work are - $90.00 — Call 219/874-4652
                    Let Us Be Your One-Stop Store                             WANT TO BUY A COMPETITIVE ROAD BICYCLE - 24/25 “ Frame.
                 Mulches - Topsoil - Rock’s - Boulders                                            Call Zoe at 269/469-3285.
                   Same day delivery in most cases                                       SAY GOOD-BYE TO HIGH PHONE BILLS.
    We also provide maintenance (Commercial and Residential)                  New local phone service, with free unlimited nationwide long dis-
             H&S SERVICES —2621 E. US HIGHWAY 12                                      tance. Call 877/430-4518. Local agents needed.
                     (Across from Karwick Plaza)                                 LOOKING FOR LOG OR ANTIQUE BEDROOM FURNITURE
                            Call 219/872-8946                                              (KING SIZE BED) - Call 773/472-7316
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            ADNAN’S BEST SERVICE -SENIOR DISCOUNT                                                   REAL ESTATE
 Yard Clean-Up - Mowing - Ext. Power Wash Stain & Sealer , Build                    COMMERCIAL - RENTALS/LEASE/SELL
 decks. Free Est. 1-877/651-9178, 219/878-1563 Leave message.
                                                                                           GOLDEN SANDES STORE AND LOCK
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                                                                                4407 E. U.S. 12 (@ Hwy. 212) Michigan City, IN. 219/879-5616.
           CHUCK’S LANDSCAPING AND TREE SERVICE.
                                                                               OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IN POPULAR HACIENDA BUILDING
      Custom landscape design & installation. Tree & shrub planting.
                                                                                              Sizes from 720 SF up to 1750 SF.
   Compete Lawn Renovation, i.e., Seed & Sod - Mulch & River Rock.
                                                                                           For more information call 219/874-8748
 Retaining Walls & Planters: Rock. Block Flagstone Timbers. Railroad ties.
                 Drain Tile Installation for Water Control                                         RENTAL INDIANA
                    Brick patios — Driveway designs                                            HOUSE FOR RENT IN LONG BEACH
   High tolerance tree and stump removal — Tree and bush removal                3/BR. Across from lake. Great view & beach. Call 219/874-8692.
               Insured and References - Senior Discount.
                                                                             LONG BEACH COZY 4/BR HOUSE AT STOP 15 (Across from Beach)
                        ONE CALL DOES IT ALL
                                                                                    Fireplace and Large Deck. No pets. Call 708/579-1745.
                              219/874-8785
                                                                             LONG BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT - Great location, very close to beach
         SMALL’S GARDEN CENTER & DEPT. 9 GIFTS INC.
                                                                             and park. 4/BR, 2/Bath. A/C. W/D. New kitchen w/DW. Deck w/BBQ. Cable
 Custom Landscape Design & Installation - Tree & shrub planting
                                                                             TV. - Avail after 8/16/03 - Short/Long term. — Call 312/953-9570.
      Visit our 13-acre Garden Center & 7,000 sq.ft. Gift Shop
     Retaining Walls - Brick Patios - Walks - Driveway Designs                             COTTAGE FOR RENT IN MICHIANA SHORES
                  Yard Clean Ups - Stone Driveways.                                   Fireplace. Loft. Deck. Big Yard. — Call 219/879-1299
 Redd, Brown, Hardwod, Log chip mulches, Top soil, Wash stone,               SHERIDAN BEACH - Spectacular 3 bedroom house overlooking lake.
Rock & Boulders, Plus 12 Decorative Stone. — Same Day Delivery. -            4 decks, fireplace, 2 car garage w/storage. Long-term rental starting
 Open 7 Days - Phone 219-778-2568 — 1551 E. US Hwy 20, LaPorte               Sept. 1 $1,400/mo. Furnished or Unfurnished 630-852-5414
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                 ##############                                                           CHARMING LONG BEACH TWO STORY HOME
                   DUNESCAPE BEACH CLUB                                           Stop 20 - Newly redone - 4/BR, 2/Bath. Furnished - No Pets.
           LAKEFRONT CONDOS — 2 and 3 bedrooms.                                        Washer/dryer. 1/4 Block to beach. $850/mo + utilities.
   June, July & Aug. — $1400. To $2000. Per wk. w/1 month min.                             Avail Sept’03 - June ‘04 - Call 708/717-8883.
               DUNESCAPE REALTY - 219/872-0588.                             EXCEPTIONAL, SPACIOUS, 2,000-sq. ft. Loft. Totally renovated with ceram-
              LAKE MICHIGAN VACATION RENTALS                                ic tile, skylights and appliances. 1 Large master bedroom, 1 1/2 baths
502 & 510 Lake Shore Drive      (219) 879-5099 - Fax: (219) 879-1870        in downtown Michigan City. $1,200 + utilities. 219/879-7877.
                                                                                         DUNELAND BEACH, STOP 33, SUMMER RENTAL
The beach on Lake Michigan is just 1 block from our fully furnished 1, 2,       4/BR house. Short walk to private secured beach. Cable. Local
   & 3 Bedroom units. All appliances -washer/dryer, air conditioning,                   phone. Avail thru Sept. Weekly rentals or longer.
 phone, microwave, cable TV, towels & linens, and all essential cooking        Call 219/874-4660. Or 219/861-7964 — Email: d.healy@attbi.com
   & eating utensils. Rates from $ 950 - $ 1,450 per week. NO PETS !        PLYMOUTH COTTAGE - Fully furnished, fully renovated Sheridan Beach
                See our website at: www.djheckman.com                       house. Lakeside, off Lake Shore Drive, between Stops 4 & 5. 4/BR,
               or email us at:      djheckman@hotmail.com                   sleeps 8. Secluded patio screened porch, private beach path just steps to
      DUNELAND BEACH - 3/BR, furnished. Private beach. A/C.                 the lake. Great weeks still available May-September
          Washer/dryer. Available June 1st thru Labor Day.                                               Call Beth at 630/378-5364.
                  Call 219/872-5979 - Leave Message.                             TWO BEDROOM, RENOVATED, SHERIDAN BEACH COTTAGE
MICHIANA-2 furnished/fully loaded/renovated guest homes. Close to                                $650/Month — Call 219/746-7866.
Stop #37 beach and park. No pets. $975-$1195/wkly.. 773-457-4763.              4 /BR BI-LEVEL, 2,000 SQ/FT. - Refinished hardwood floors. New
<http://www.VRBO.com>, listings #7770 and 5881 ralis@suba.com.                roof, stove, fridge, carpet. - $98,900. $3,000 down. $575/mo.mort.,
                         ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••                              lease with option. Two short blocks behind Beachwalk.
              MICHIANA SHORES - HILLTOP HIDEAWAY                                      INDIANA LAKESHORE REAL ESTATE — 219/874-4023
         Fall/Winter Rental - Perfect for single, Artist, Writer.           MILLER BEACH - 1 BR flat, 900 sq. ft., fully furnished, panoramic view of
              Call 219/878-0813         janetg1@adsnet.com                        lake, 100 yds. from beach, NO pets, smoking, children. $700 wk.
•• LOVELY 3/BR, 2/BATH RANCH with graciously                                   Avail after Aug 18th. - 219-938-6384 for brochure or leave message.
landscaped yard & 2 car garage. Avail after Labor Day for                    YEAR ROUND RENTAL MICHIANA SHORES - Cozy knotty pine, near
$800/mo + utilities.                                                            the beach. Fully furnished 3/BR-2/Bath. Deck. Screened porch.
•• SOLID 3/BR, 1 1/2 BATH RANCH with walk-out basement.                              WBFP, AC, DW, W/D. $850/mo + utilities. Avail Sept 5th.
Avail in September for $700/mo + utilities.                                                     Call 847/675-3955, or 219/874-8336.
             MERRION & ASSOCIATES REALTORS                                    WINTER RENTAL - Sept- May. 3-4/BR, 2/Bath fully furn. home with
      219/872-4000 www.merrionandassoc.com                                        great lake views on Lake Shore Dr. $1100/mo. - 219/861-0082.
            New Lake Front Condo with boat slip on Pine Lake
                  Weekly or annual rentals (219) 874-8748                                         RENTALS MICHIGAN
                  OGDEN DUNES HOME ON THE LAKE                              BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE MICHIANA COTTAGE FOR SUMMER RENTAL
                2/BR. Charming. Furn. Spectacular Views.                    One block from beautiful Lake Michigan Beach at Stop 39. Fully fur-
             Available from August 17th. - Call 219/406-7143                nished—Charming Deco decor. Air conditioned, forty windows to
                                                                            catch lake breezes. Sleeps up to eight persons. Three bedrooms.
         VINTAGE ELEGANCE IN HISTORIC ELSTON GROVE
                                                                            Two full baths. Two woodburning fireplaces. New kitchen. Secluded
Walk to train, shops, & fine dining. Walk or bike to finest beaches.
                                                                            forty oak tree landscape with Adirondack chairs and hammocks.
Bright, Large studio/1 bedroom. Lots of windows, big closets, laundry.      TVs with cable and movie channels. BBQ grill. Available May
Close to casino. Gas heat included. - $395/$495. — 219/324-2611.            onward through October and selected winter holidays.
INDIANA, LaPORTE, SHORE ACRES ON PINE LAKE -1/2 Block to                    Pets welcome.
beach. Sunny 3/BR, 1 + 1/2 Baths, spacious eat in country kitchen.           Call [773] 528-0825 or [773] 281-7100. Prefer longer tenancy, but
Family room. Enjoy fireplace in living room, and 1 - in the lower level     willing to consider weekly rentals with excellent tenants.
family room. The rental fee, for this great family home: $800/month.        MICHIGAN, GRAND BEACH. Lake front home, just 42 steps down to
For more information & viewing appointment, call 708/845-1025.              this private beach on Lake Michigan. Enjoy magnificent sunsets
FLINT LAKE-VALPARAISO - Charming hillside hose surrounded by                from the deck. Golf and tennis are within walking distance.
trees. Spacious living room. Fireplace. Big Country Kitchen. 1/BR.           Avail Sept 15, 2003 thru April 30, 2004 for a rental fee of $625/mo.
Glassed in study. Steps to the beach. Peaceful. Perfect for writer,          For more information & viewing appointment, call 708/845-1025.
artist, or teacher. $720/month. — Call 219/771-2779.                          MICHIANA SHORES, MICHIGAN - 3/BR, 2/Bath. Completely Furn.
LONG BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT ON LAKE SHORE DRIVE                                       A/C. 2 1/2 Blocks to Lake. Avail 8/24 - 9/2 for $750/wk.
3/BR. AC. FP. Furn. Avail Sept thru May. $750/mo + util.                                       Call 219/872-7336 - Leave message
                Call 708/424-8756, or 219/874-8428.                              MICHIANA, MI - STOP 39 - WINTER RENTAL — Attention teachers,
                        CHARMING COUNTRY HOME                                      3/BR, 2/Bths. Completely furnished with country charm. TV/VCR
   Fall/Winter Rental (2-Blocks from Stop 33). Fully furnished. 3/BR,         Washer/dryer, microwave, freezer. Spacious grounds. I block from lake. air
     2/Bath. Family Room w/Fireplace. Sun Porch. 2/Car Garage.                conditioning, Gas heat. Avail Sept 2, 03 to June 2, 04. $695/mo.+ utilities.
                   Patio Deck. A/C. W/D.- 708/784-9866.                                                  Call 269/469-5263
                “SHORELAND HILLS 10 MONTH RENTAL                                                  FLORIDA RENTALS
       3/BR, 2/Bath. Furnished. Washer/Dryer. 2 Blocks to Lake.
                                                                                FLORIDA KEY’S OCEANFRONT CONDO AVAIL FOR RENT
  Avail 8/23/03 to 6/23/04. $675 per month includes lawn/leaf maint.,
                                                                             Swimming Pool. Tennis Courts. Gorgeous View with 2 Bedrooms
          but not utilities. No pets. Call Bob N. at 800/899-2699,
                                                                                 & 2 Baths. Weekly rental, $750.00. — Call 219/872-5127.
         or Clare N. at 708/579-1193. “Must See to Appreciate.”
                                                                             SEBRING, FLORIDA - 4th hole of 36-hole golf course. One hour to
  LONG BEACH WINTER RENTAL —Clean, furnished, 3/BR, 2/Bath.
                                                                                       Disney/ Tampa. 2/BR, 2/Bath. Heated pool.
    Nicely decorated. Air, large deck.1/2 Block to beach. $775/mo.
                                                                                    Aug-Dec, $900/mo. - $500/2 weeks. 219/874-5337
                Avail Mid September —Call 219/874-6476.
  LONG BEACH AREA - STOP 33 - Very attractive 4/BR, 2/bath sum-                              REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
mer home. Patio. Lovely surroundings. Family room, deck, screened                 LAKEFRONT PROPERTY, 80’ FRONTAGE•••YES, 80 FEET:
    porch, laundry. AC. Very close to lake. Avail Aug 16 thru Sept..         Located on breathtaking Lake Michigan, in the heart of Long Beach.
                                  $1,500/wk.                                    No expense for a sea wall•••it’s included. Price, $1.85 million.
                              Call 708/784-9866.                                             Cal 312-332-2545 for more details.
  ATTENTION TEACHERS - Winter rental. 4/BR, 2/Bath, completely                   LONG BEACH, IN. - 5/BR, 2/Bath Home. 2 Blocks to Lake
          furnished home. Washer/dryer. TV/VCR. Full kitchen.                 Hardwood floors throughout. Ceramic kitchen. Louvered doors.
      Avail Sept-June. $900/mo. + utilities. - Call 773/233-8630.                 2820 ELBRIDGE WAY. Appointment only - 708/349-1437
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                                                              just as their feelings for each other were heating up.
                    Off the Book Shelf                        Through a series of lucky events, the pair manage to
                         by Sally Carpenter                   get on a ship to America while the atrocities laid on
                                                              the Greek people left behind is graphically told. They
   Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides                             marry on the ship and are admitted at Ellis Island
   “Sourmelina Zizmo wasn’t only my first cousin              after proving they have an American sponsor: a mar-
twice removed. She was also my grandmother. My father         ried cousin in Detroit, Michigan. Proving human
was his own mother’s (and father’s) nephew. In addi-          resiliency in reacting to awkward happenings, cousin
tion to being my grandparents, Desdemona and Lefty            Lina’s comment to the fact the two are married is: “Just
were my great-aunt and -uncle. My parents would be            my luck. Soon as I leave the village, things get inter-
my second cousins once removed and Chapter Eleven             esting.” Of course, she is sworn to silence.
would be my third cousin as well as my brother.”                 Desdemona and Lefty have two children: Milton and
And you thought your family tree was complicated?             Zoe. Cousin Lina and husband, Jimmy Zizmo, have
Come along for the ride in this Greek drama that starts       a daughter, Tessie. Milton and Tessie grow up and fall
in western Turkey, once a Greek holding in Asia               in love and eventually get married. First cousins,
Minor, in 1922 and ends, at the beginning, in present         right? I guess inbreeding is a tough thing to overcome,
day Berlin, Germany. Our narrator is Cal Stephanides,         especially when you want to stay within your own cul-
born in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, and “reborn” in            tural background. Zoe marries a Greek Orthodox
Petoskey, Michigan, in 1974. No, this is not a religious      priest—not a happy marriage. But life goes on.
conversion. You see, Cal was originally born Calliope,           Milton and Tessie have a boy, nick-named Chapter
but an accident in 1974 that sent her to an emergency         Eleven (I never did understand that one) and our nar-
room also showed the doctor that Calliope was actu-           rator, Cal, who they thought was their daughter,
ally a hermaphrodite.                                         Calliope.
   “But now, at the age of forty-one, I feel another birth       I don’t think anyone can imagine the horror of
coming on.After decades of neglect, I find myself             finding out that the gender you were raised in for 14
thinking about departed great-aunts and -uncles,              years was all wrong. Puberty showed Cal that some-
long-lost grandfathers, unknown fifth cousins, or, in         thing was very wrong, but, of course, he says noth-
the case of an inbred family like mine, all those             ing, until the emergency room doctor makes his dis-
things in one. And so before it’s too late I want to get      covery. His parents take him to a specialist in New
it down for good: this rollercoaster ride of a single gene    York City who says that a simple operation can fix the
through time. Sing now, O Muse, of the recessive              whole thing and Calliope can go on being a girl. No
mutation on my fifth chromosome!”                             wonder Cal ran away to California. There was a lot
   Don’t be fooled by this subject matter. Middlesex          to sort out. “As for my parents, I held them blameless.
is first and foremost the story of Greek immigrants           They were only trying to save me from humiliation,
and their offspring and their assimilation into Western       lovelessness, even death. I learned later that Dr.
culture. I was reminded of the recent hit movie “My           Luce had emphasized the medical risk in letting my
Big Fat Greek Wedding” and its wonderful ethnici-             condition go untreated.” So, part of the question
ty. While not quite as light humored as that, Middlesex       here is, how much of raising a child is gender defin-
is, nevertheless, a fascinating look at growing up            ing and how much is chromosomal? While running away
Greek Orthodox in the Motor City. Probably 3/4 of the         was not a smart thing for Cal to do, it gave him time
story is devoted to Cal’s family history. The author was      to decide who and what he was. I found this story to
born in Grosse Point and knows the area very well.            be twofold: an interesting family saga and an equal-
His verbal picture of the melting pot that was Detroit        ly interesting medical condition.
is mesmerizing—from the immigrant auto workers of                This is a big book-529 pages long. I think you will
the 20s through the speak-easys of Prohibition, the           either love it, like I did, or steer clear of it altogeth-
lean years of the Depression, the frenzy of war time          er.
production, the rebuilding of the 50s, the protesters            Till next time, happy reading!
of the 60s, the race riots of the 70s—it’s all there march-
ing across the pages along with the Stephanides’                This review first appeared in The Beacher on Nov.
family role in the city’s history. Desdemona’s knowl-         14, 2002. In April of 2003, Middlesex was awarded the
edge of silk worms even gets her involved with the            Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
Nation of Islam at one point.
   Cal starts his family history with his grandparents,
Desdemona and Lefty, living in a part of Turkey that
was once Asia Minor and populated by Greeks. The                                   summer!
thing is, in small villages inbreeding was a common
thing. It was inevitable. Cal/Calliope’s grandparents                      ice creams & coffees & more.
were brother and sister in 1922, living alone on the                            temple news. laporte.
side of a mountain, tending silkworm cocoons that were
sold at market. In 1922, the Turks invade and
                                                                              open til 9 pm every night
Desdemona and Lefty were forced to flee their home
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