Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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The hot rays of the summer sun beat down upon us yesterday, as spring gathered her floral skirts about her and departed from our hills. The summer solstice began Monday as we experienced the longest day of the year-17 hours of daylight. It also ushered in the Strawberry Moon, which had not occurred since 1948.

From this description, we could expect a pink-toned full moon on this night, but it actually is named for the strawberry-picking season. It is known as the ‘rose moon” in Europe, and is...

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Enjoy your summer homeschoolers! However you choose to spend it. Whether you’ve already started the next school year or you’re teaching a lesson here and there or you’re waiting until August, September... take a deep breath knowing much was taught and much was learned by both the student(s) and the teacher(s), in your home, this past year.

And as any homeschooling parent knows the learning and teaching never stops...but the writing of this column will while I take a breather (verb; synonyms -...

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As I stood in the grocery store checking my list, I thought I heard someone call my name. I turned around, but I didn’t see anyone I recognized, so I went back to my list. I heard my name again, but this time there was no mistaking it. I turned to see a young man approaching me. He was about 6 foot 2, and skinny. I couldn’t figure out who he was until he grinned. That grin triggered memories I would never forget, nor could I believe who was standing in front of me.

“Mr. Howard, do you remember...

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The annual Fourth of July picnic is a celebration of time and freedom. We’d all watched the parade, earlier, because that’s what you do on the Fourth, and we believe in it.

Our parade features Scout troops in uniform, the high school band, floats with pretty girls ... well, okay, it’s actually Delbert’s convertible with signs on the doors ... and little kids proudly leading their dogs down our main street. In other words, pretty much everyone.

Those of us who aren’t marching have been known...

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A heart wrapped in fur Toby

He was a year-old shelter dog. But even an animal deserves a second chance in life, so we adopted this shaggy, skinny mutt along with his behavior baggage from possible abuse and neglect. For more than 13 years he brought calamity, chaos, character and charm into our lives.

Finding an appropriate name for this unkempt, untrained, over exuberant canine was more difficult than naming our four children. While perusing a Bible for an appropriate handle we came upon the Book of Tobit. My wife...

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This year’s Opportunity Quilt “Trip Around Baltimore” designed by Jocelyn Smith and Debbie Ackley and quilted by Deb Geyer will go home with a lucky winner. (Need not be present to win)

This year’s QHF Celebration will be held July 14-16 at the Quilters Hall of Fame the former home of quilt designer/maker Marie Webster, located at 926 S. Washington, Marion, Indiana.

This year’s inductee is Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi: a master fiber artist, exhibitor, curator; author, researcher, quilt historian; mentor, groundbreaker, and former aerospace engineer.

Dr. Mazloomi’s fiber art/quilt themes include family life, women’s rights, and political freedom. Her quilts have been exhibited...

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