Officer Wendell Bowen helps children with their selection of presents
The Bristol Police Department Christmas Shopping Program, “Yuletide Officers for Youth” was held December 13th. Santa visited with the Bristol children during the pizza party, after shopping. The dinner was held at the Bristol American Legion after the children were bused, courtesy of Cardinal Bus, [...]
Archive for January, 2012
Officer Wendell Bowen helps children with their selection of presents
Several years ago when the Bristol United Methodist Church (BUMC) acquired the former Scamehorn Hardware building they named it the Open Door Center. After extensive interior remodeling and renovation, the building was opened for youth activities and other community events.
Recently, however, it was obvious that the old building was in serious need of exterior repair. [...]
John Arvoy, second from right, enjoys sharing time with several of the youth participating in the Teen Club. (Photo by Laurie Eads)
John Arvoy, youth pastor at Bristol United Methodist Church (BUMC), wants the community to be aware of recent changes in the youth program at the church’s Open Door Center. The after school teen [...]
A small food pantry was started in the Bristol United Church many years ago. Several other local churches also operated pantries, leading to duplication and inefficiency. In 2008 the BUMC moved its pantry to larger quarters in the rear of the newly acquired Open Door Center building and invited cooperation from similar enterprises.
In 2011, according [...]
Bristol Community Food Pantry received an unexpected blessing when two pantry angels arrived with a skid of much needed products (pictured bottom left). Employees of Ben’s Soft Pretzels had approached Sam’s Club with a challenge to match their contribution of $1,000. Sam’s Club more than matched it, and as a result, Bristol Pantry received macaroni [...]
-Brighten up your winter with the colorful hobby of bird watching
Are you a winter weather enthusiasts or does the dark dreary days bring on cabin fever? Either way, a great way to pass winter days is to feed the area wildlife. Backyard bird feeding is very popular among all age groups. The activity at the [...]
BOY SCOUT TROOP 31:
Troop 31 meets year round on Sundays from 4:00-5:30pm at the FOP Cop’er Canyon Scout Cabin. Visit our facebook page: Troop 31 – Boy Scouts or e-mail Committee Chair – Chrystal Pedler : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our troop is proud to announce that our Advancement Chair Melissa Pittenger received Scouter of the Month for October [...]
Darren Cornell, owner and Becca Reese, office manager of DC’s Pizza are ready to welcome Bristol residents to visit their restaurant or take advantage of their free delivery service to the Bristol and Middlebury area. One of their hand tossed specialty pizzas is pictured top left. (Photos and editing by Laurie Eads)
DC’s Pizza, located at [...]
Above, Atria Community Sales Director, Heather Seifert stands near the grand piano in the foyer where residents can be seen gathering to visit or enjoy special activities.
Atria Eastlake Terrace, located at 3109 E. Bristol Street in Elkhart, has been providing quality assisted living for seniors since 1994. According to its Executive Director, Chris [...]
Officers continue to do traffic patrol enforcing traffic laws in an effort to make our streets safe. Officers were able to do extra patrols in and around the Bristol area, through Criminal Justice Grants. Through these grants, more officers can be available for possible emergencies or other calls. Vehicle crashes increased by 19 accidents from [...]
The Elkhart County Historical Museum opens its new temporary exhibit, The Home Front: Life in Elkhart County during World War II on January 12, 2012. The public is invited to attend an opening reception from 5:30-7:00 PM at the museum.
The scale of World War II (1941-1945) required contributions and sacrifices from nearly every American civilian. [...]
At its regular meeting on December 15, the Bristol Town Council (BTC) did not report on its executive session, which was held on November 30. The special meeting had been called to discuss whether or not to rescind the two-week suspensions of Tim Hathaway and Bill Wuthrich for violations of town work rules.
In private conversations [...]
Dale Stickel, chairman of the Elkhart County Republican Party, has appointed Ron Norman, age 55, to complete the unexpired term of Ann Andre, who resigned from the Bristol Town Council. The appointment was effective on January 1, 2012 and will run to the end of 2014.
Four other Bristol residents had also applied for the open [...]
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TEEN PROGRAM The Teen’s Program will meet on the first two Thursdays of January (5 & 12) at 6 pm. The 5th & 6th graders will meet on Thursday, January 19 at 6 pm.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME “Do You See What I Read?” starts on Monday, January 16th at 10:30 am and on Tuesday, January 17th at [...]
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Fie on January. Let’s play.
Now that Christmas is behind us, it’s a long haul to spring. Play brightens [...]
Well, another year is upon us and I am excited for all the things that might happen for 2012. The idea for this month’s topic was given to me because many people seem to be suffering from them lately; kidney stones. They are extremely painful and sudden and seem to affect men more than women [...]
Seven members of the LoveWay staff recently visited Greencroft and ADEC in Middlebury to spread Christmas cheer. Along with Goliath, one of their therapeutic ponies, they went door-to-door singing Christmas carols to the residents. “Caroling gives us an opportunity to give back to the community in our own way. We have been very blessed this [...]
The People’s Clinic is easily accessed on the East side of CR 17, in Pinecreek Plaza. Family Nurse Practitioner, Kristine Weaver (photo inset) provides extended hours for patients Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. (Photo by Laurie Eads, inset photo provided)
In October 2010 Kristine Weaver, MSN, FNP-BC, opened The People’s Clinic at 5218 [...]
Do you know what January 23rd is? It is National Pie Day!
For this special day the Bristol Library will be hosting it’s First Annual Pie Making Contest.
Date: Monday, January 23rd Time: 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM.
Grandmas and Grandpas, Children and Teens, Singles, Moms and Dads – put on your apron, get out your most cherished [...]
This column lists upcoming local meetings
and events that we have received notice of.
Pet Toe Nail Trim Fundraiser Jan. 9 from 3:30—5:30 at Martin’s Pet & Garden, 116 West Jackson, Elkhart.
Pet Showcase Adoption Event Jan. 28, 12—2 PM at Family Video, 1126 Johnson St., Elkhart.
Humane Society Red Barn Sale 54687 County Road 19 Jan. 13, [...]
Looking for a fun way to test your knowledge skills? Want to win some prizes? In the style of the radio game shows of the past, Elkhart Civic Theatre and TheatreGeeks announces “I Know! I Know!” a LIVE podcast of the 2nd anniversary show of the TheatreGeeks podcast shows on Saturday, January 14 at the [...]
The Elkhart Civic Theatre is pleased to announce their first show of 2012, Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs. Demanding versatility from the seven-member cast, the play is the bittersweet, semi-autobiographical portrait of the playwright as a teenager in 1937, living with his family in crowded, lower middle class Brooklyn, combining comedy and drama, humor and [...]
The Elkhart County Parks and Mark Daniels’ Arts are excited to offer a series of intermediate drawing classes to beginners wanting to learn advanced techniques. These advanced techniques will include how to convey a sense of space or depth, create believable textures and become more confident as you draw from observation.
Each class will meet from [...]
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) has approved a collaborative settlement reached in July by NIPSCO, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC), NIPSCO’s industrial customers and a coalition of eight northern Indiana Municipalities regarding new rates for its more than 457,000 electric customers across northern Indiana.
The newly approved electric base [...]