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Archive for January, 2011

The Sierra Fauver “I Got Your Back” Teen Driving Program, February 5 at Jonathan Alder High School.

On Saturday, February 5, a wonderful program for teen drivers will be held at Jonathan Alder High School. The Sierra Fauver “I Got Your Back” Teen Driving Program will include a classroom session and various drills in the Jonathan Alder High School main parking lot. The class is open to Jonathan Alder High School students on a first-come basis. There are only 100 spaces. If spots are still available on February 1, other Madison County students can register. 

The cost of this program is normally $150 but by using the COUPON CODE JAHS2011, the cost is only $25. Additionally, the $25 will be refunded at the completion of the course. If you do not attend the course, the $25 will be donated towards another worthy cause chosen by The Sierra Lin Fauver Scholarship Fund.

Sadly, as many of you in the community know, Sierra Fauver was killed in an automobile accident a few years ago while she was still in high school. Because of their loss, Sierra’s family is trying to do many, many good things for other high school students to remember Sierra’s lovely life. 

To register for the class which is being sponsored by The Allstate Foundation and being put on by The Mid-Ohio School, go HERE.

There are sessions at 7:30 am, 9 am, 11:45 am, and 1:30 pm.

To find out more about the Sierra Lin Fauver Scholarship Fund, please click HERE.

Happy Birthday, Ory Roberts! It’s the BIG 21 on January 29.

It seems hard to imagine that Ory Lee Roberts is going to be 21 this year. We have known him since the days when he hid his Beanie Babies in the closet and we weren’t allowed to see where they were, because they were part of his “college fund.” Yes, I’m sure you all remember the days when Beanie Babies were huge and expensive collector’s items and probably could have paid for a few classes.

We also used to spend a lot of time playing croquet with Ory in the summers or “Zoo Baseball” (in Zoo Baseball, you had to run around the bases as if you were a particular zoo animal–gorillas were always a favorite animal to imitate).

Ory was the ring bearer at my and Joe’s wedding. He took his job very, very seriously, carefully leading my cousin, who had a broken arm, down the aisle. Always, the little gentleman!

Ory is now turning 21 and will finish college next year. It is so hard to believe that the little boy with the fuzzy, curly Q-tip head of hair (hair any girl would die to have and luckily, his sister, Paisley got) is now all grown up! (You will notice that in most of these photos when he was younger, Ory kept the curly hair shaved off).

Sorry, Ory, if this embarrasses you. But to be fair, we didn’t mention how you taught us all how to wiggle our butts to the Macarena or that you liked to dance around singing, “Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight. Get down tonight!” No, we’ll skip that.

Happy Birthday, Ory. It’s the BIG 21. Enjoy!

Bauble LuLu Trunk Show at Mainstreet Treasures on January 27 from 4-8 pm.

Join Mainstreet Treasures on Thursday, January 27 from 4-8 pm for a Bauble LuLu Trunk Show. This was rescheduled from when we had the bad weather last week. You can buy “old beads” at “buy one, get one” pricing. You not only get to see the new items, but you get this super pricing on the old beads.

Additionally, while you are in, check out the new Jonathan Alder shirts, sweatpants, hoodies, bags, and more. To see the selection of Alder wear, click HERE.

Mainstreet Treasures is also trying to support local artists and businesses with products made around Plain City. These include Petalbags by Carrie Schaefer, Lula Jo’s Aprons, Scroll Saw Art by Betty Norz, as well as other locally created photography, handcrafted jewelry and scarves, and handmade finger puppets.

Mainstreet Treasures is located at 150 West Main Street in Plain City. To find out more, visit their web site HERE.

You can also sign up to be on their mailing list and get all the updates directly from them about their sales and special events.

Do You Know Where This Fountain is Located?

Someone recently told Joe that we should drive by this pond and look at the beautiful ice sculpture created by the frozen fountain. The pond is dyed a deep blue and with the iced spray of water, a spark of color accentuated the otherwise drab, gray and white Ohio winter landscape. The water was still trying to burst forth from the ice and tiny spurts of droplets made a mist above the tower of blue ice. 

We want to find out if you know where this lovely bit of winter art is located. If you do, either email us, submit a comment with your guess, or stop in the pharmacy and tell us. If you get it right, we’ll have a prize for the first five correct answers. 

As a hint, I’ll tell you that it is on a back road in Plain City, but is probably only five minutes from town. 

And don’t worry, I’ll post where this is before it melts, so you can also take a quiet drive by and enjoy the beauty of frozen Plain City.

Odds and Ends for a Cold Tuesday!

This is just a reminder about several things going on around Plain City this week and in the coming weeks. 

First off, the Plain City Historical Society will have their monthly meeting tonight, Tuesday, January 25, at 7 pm at 111 West Main Street. The program for January is “Moments in Time” by Jane Isaacs, the Pubic Services Librarian at the Plain City Public Library. Jane is always an interesting speaker, so it should be a delightful evening. 

Speaking of the Plain City Public Library, they have several winter programs to keep your brain “fired up” even if the days are cold.

The Knitting Circle meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Library. You are encouraged to bring current projects. The next Knitting Circle meeting is Tuesday, February 1. 

Additionally, a CareerShop Workshop will meet next Monday, January 31, at 6:30 pm at the Library.

The Library is also collecting Legos for a Lego Club that will begin in the spring. Drop off your Legos at the library any time they are open!

For more info, visit the Library’s Calendar of Events HERE

The Plain City Business Association will have their monthly meeting Wednesday, January 26, at 8:00 am at the Der Dutchman restaurant. Meetings in “odd” months are at the Der Dutchman, while meetings in “even” months are at the Dutch Kitchen restaurant. Next month’s February meeting will be at Dutch Kitchen. Stop out and get involved in the Plain City community. 

Don’t forget to KEEP CHEERING for Plain City in the Readers’ Digest “We Hear You America” Contest to help Plain City win a share of $5 million in funds and promotional support. All you have to do is log on and cheer up to 10 times each day for Plain City, OH. Once you have signed up, you just keep hitting the “Cheer” button until it tells you that you have cheered 10 times. There are 13 days left in the contest. We are currently at #69, up from #79!!

Go HERE to Cheer for Plain City. Yeah, Plain City!!