Hobart Happenings

Museum hosts visitors from Hobart to Hawaii

2013-04-03T00:00:00Z Museum hosts visitors from Hobart to HawaiiBy June Kegebein Times Columnist nwitimes.com
April 03, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Hobart Historical Society Museum, open 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday, had visitors last year throughout Indiana as well as Oregon, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Washington, Illinois, California and Hawaii.

Third-graders from Hobart who study Hobart history toured the museum, led by guides Bruce and Janet Webber, Paula Isolampi and Evelyn Campbell.

Two big building projects were accomplished last year. The ceiling was scraped and painted and, in the fall, a new boiler was installed and wiring to update the heating system was completed.

Uniforms for sale

St. Mary Medical Center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart, is holding a T.J. Uniform Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

A large selection of uniforms and shoes for health care professionals will be available to the public in West Entrance rooms 3 and 3A.

Call (219) 947-2641.

Help for the prairie

Volunteers are trying to raise funds for Stewart Mattix Prairie, next to George Earle School 400 N. Wilson St., Hobart, to help clear some trees and do a yearly burn of brush so that the prairie can be viewed from the school.

Sandy O’Brien is working with a group of volunteers and a company that will cut trees and brush to clear the way. Call O'Brien at (219) 743-0679 or email ecorealm@msn.com.

Strike up the bands

Hobart City Improvement Committee’s President, Virginia Curtis, is busy making arrangements and lining up the bands for the summer music concerts held each Thursday evening at Festival Park's Revelli Bandshell. We hope to have many of the favorites perform again this year.

Sign up for market

Applications are being accepted by Hobart’s Special Events Department for its Summer Market on the Lake, from 3 to 8 p.m. every Thursday, June 6 through Sept. 26, in Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.

Applications and rules are available at www.cityofhobart.org or from the Special Events office at 414 Main St.

Celebrating art

Mary and Art Chinery will celebrate an honorary lifetime membership program in the Hobart Arts League and will show many of her fine art pieces, including several award winners, especially her watercolors.

Attend a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hobart Arts League, 3850 Howard St. Refreshments will be served. Call (219) 942-3834 with questions.

Enter photos

“Captured in Time” is the first juried photography exhibit to be hosted by the Hobart Arts League, 3850 Howard St., Hobart.

Open only to photographers, download the prospectus at www.hobartarts.com. Entry deadline is April 15, and the exhibit will be open from May 5 to 31.

Call (219) 942-3834 and leave a message.

Safely get rid of meds

The Hobart Police Station now has a box (it looks like a mail box) in the entry way for citizens to dispose of medicines that are expired or no longer used.

To sign up for a copy of the Hobart Police Department newsletter, email grennes@cityofhobart.org.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. Contact June with Hobart community news at (219) 942-4062 or JuneNgerry@aol.com.

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