Lynn Grove passed this childhood memory to me.
Lynn was born in Madison County and, at the age of two, he moved to Gary, Ind.
Every summer, he would return to visit relatives. His grandparents, Harmon and Eliza (Windburn) Newby, lived on Glyndon Avenue in Richmond. Grandfather Harmon operated a blacksmith shop on North Street.
As a child, Lynn often wondered why the little community of Newby had the same name as his grandfather.
One day, he asked grandmother Eliza about it. She told him his great-grandfather was a teacher in the Richmond area. On the weekend, he would come to our area with his newspaper and, if some of the residents would gather around, he would read it to them. TheNewby family was prominent in the area at the time.
Lynn understood that once a post office was to come to the neighborhood a name had to be given to the area. Because the Newby family was a big part of the area as far back as 1769, and because of Lynn’s great-grandfather’s kindness, Newby seemed a natural choice.
Lynn’s wife knew he longed to return to the Richmond area, so, when he retired in 2003, she made the suggestion to move here and he was happy to agree.
It was good to hear from Dorothy Curry last week after she read the story of Buck’s great-grandmother. She has known the family a long time, but never heard that particular story.
Jean Bogie called and asked me to remind everyone of their sunrise service at Big Hill Christian Church on March 31 at 7p.m. They also host a family movie night every other Monday. It’s free with popcorn and soft drinks provided.
Brenda Rose’s mother was in the hospital over the weekend, but is at home now. We hope she does well.
Tonya Tipton will be celebrating a birthday today, March 28.
The community will truly miss Archie Simpson who passed away Monday. Our condolences to Jimmy, Barbara and family.
I have enjoyed this week with my brother Ron, sister-in-law Helen and my sister Kay, who came in from Michigan to visit. They came to get away from Michigan’s cold weather, but brought it with them instead!
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Lynn Grove passed this childhood memory to me.
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County’s oldest consignment sale begins today
The Little Ones’ Consignment Sale, Madison County’s oldest semi-annual sale of its kind, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Friday) and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the multi-ministry center behind United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Richmond. Marked items are half price on Saturday.
There’s more to do at the Village Trough
“I wish there was more to do here.”
Do you ever find yourself saying this sentence as you sit there bored out of your mind? Have you heard others ask it?
Well, there is something more to do now that Village Trough in Berea is staging shows with local and regional talent and preparing to open as a full dining and entertainment venue.
Let’s have a Mardi Gras party in Kentucky
It’s the time of year when the people in New Orleans celebrate a festival called Mardi Gras. Many states now do the same. Some call it “Fat Tuesday” which I have never understood till I went to New Orleans (five times) and saw all of the excitement for myself.
Beat the winter blues with meatballs
When it’s this cold outside it’s nice to warm up with some good comfort food.
I can think of few things more wonderful than the smell of simmering meatballs coming from the kitchen while I cuddle with my two young children, and a few good books, on a brisk winter day.
Taste test Thursday
The sun is shining, but the chill has returned, so I hope you made the most of the warm, sunny weather this weekend.
The spring greens are being as tentative as the warm temperatures, but there is talk of lettuce being harvested and a continued trickle of kale, pea shoots, miner’s lettuce and spinach. To make room for the spring harvests, winter squash and sweet potatoes have been marked down to $1/pound and pumpkins are only 50 cents/pound.
Buttercups in grazed pastures
One of the signs that spring has arrived is when the yellow flowers of buttercup begin to appear, but it’s during the winter months that the vegetative growth of buttercup takes place.
As a cool season weed, this plant often flourishes in overgrazed pasture fields with poor stands of desirable forages. In fact, many fields that have dense buttercup populations are fields heavily grazed by animals during the fall through the early spring months.
Make a difference this summer, volunteer at 4-H Camp
On June 30 more than 200 Madison County kids will load a bus headed for four days and three nights of fun at 4-H Summer Camp.
Campers will have a chance to hike, swim, dance and spend time learning about the environment, their friends and themselves.
And we need your help to make it possible!
A whole lot going on
Downtown Richmond Farmers Market opening
The new Downtown Richmond Farmers Market officially opens Saturday.
This market will set up in downtown Richmond on North First Street between Main and Irvine streets Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting).
For more details, go to www.downtownrichmndfarmersmarket.com. There you will find an events calendar and how to sign up for workshops that will be conducted at the market.
A Visit with a bell-The Dinner Bell Restaurant in Berea
I have wanted for some time to visit and interview people and food establishments here in Madison County and surrounding areas that you may have not gotten a chance to visit. \
I chose the Dinner Bell in Berea for my column this week.
Extension celebrates 100 years of nutrition education
For the past 100 years, families in Kentucky have looked to the Cooperative Extension Service to learn better ways to be healthy.
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