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Celebrate Christmas in the Country this weekend

Friday, Dec. 5

Albion S.T.A.R. Team and Chamber of Commerce: Christmas in the Village in downtown Albion. Open houses for businesses and organizations from 4-7 p.m.; see their beautiful decorations, enjoy refreshments and sign up to win Chamber Buck gift certificates. S.T.A.R. Bazaar offers a variety of vendors, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Albion Opera House, 107 W. Jefferson St., on the north side of the courthouse. Santa Claus arrives at 6:50 p.m. on a horse-drawn wagon. Lighting of the Tree ceremony, 7 p.m. on the northeast corner of the courthouse square with the Noble County Saddle Club caroling on horseback and collecting non-perishable food items. Santa will greet children after the tree ceremony at Albion Pizza Depot with photos by Treasured Memories Photography. Contact Shelli Porter, 260-610-3412 or email .

Brick Ark Inn: Christmas open house, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., 215 N. Orange St., Albion. Enjoy Christmas punch and cookies and tour the beautifully decorated Victorian bed & breakfast inn dating to 1880. The newly completed fifth guest room will be showcased. Contact innkeeper Tammy Luce at 260-636-6181, email or go to


Kendallville-area family farm wins preservation award

Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau present Arnold Award to Feightner Farm

On Farmer’s Day (August 13) at the Indiana State Fair, the Feightner Farm will receive the 2014 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation from Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau. Mark and Donna Feighnter run the 125-acre farm that straddles County Road 500 east near Kendallville. His great-grandfather founded the farm in 1903. (more…)

Chautauqua Days at Gene Stratton-Porter site

Famous author to be remembered at festival Aug. 16 and 17

ROME CITY, Ind. – The annual Chautauqua Days Festival, which celebrates the life of Gene Stratton-Porter, Indiana’s most widely read female author, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, and Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site in Rome City.

Chautauqua Days is an annual celebration honoring Gene and her love of nature and learning. To celebrate that, we created a family-friendly event packed with guest speakers, children’s activities, live music, and of course birthday cake,” said Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site Manager Dave Fox. “We invite everyone to join us for the celebration starting with a parade through Rome City on Saturday morning, then stay for a day of fun.” (more…)

A Trip Down South

Ask anyone who truly knows me and they will tell you I am not a happy camper until at least 8 in the morning. I do not even truly start functioning until 9 a.m. So when I had to get up at 6 a.m. on July 21 to be at the Albion Library for Conner Prairie, I was struggle-bussing, to say the least.

I tried to make oatmeal but in my dreamy state, I picked up the wrong measuring cup. I ended up putting 1 cup of water in my oatmeal bowl, instead of the requested 2/3 cups. I did not realize this until I had already made the oatmeal and it came out looking like soupy mush. I didn’t even try to eat it, I dumped it down the drain, grabbed a granola bar and left the house. (more…)