We love it when the press comes to call, and especially when the rain stays away on those days! The annual Canal Family Fest on July 4th got fairly waterlogged and was forced inside, but the press was generous in their advance coverage of the event. Julie Patterson of WISH-TV8 highlighted the event in her “Hot Pick of the Week” and WTHR’s Tim “Tree Boy” Bush did his Friday morning live-shots from the Museum canal (see them here). Our friends with Indy Admirals were part of both shoots, with handmade radio-controlled boats, which were then available for viewing and motoring on Saturday at the museum.
There was a little chigger, that wasn’t any bigger…*
So begins this summertime song, sung by children scratching along in time to the melody. Sad to say, chigger season has returned — and the timing wasn’t so great for our first Sunday afternoon ‘Get-together in Selma’s Garden.’
Our new series of garden programs is a thinly-disguised attempt to recruit volunteers to help in maintaining the gardens at T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Eight brave souls showed up, hoping to learn about Selma Steele’s garden techniques and weed identification, but after doing some hands-on (and in) weed I.D. in the garden, I’m afraid they took home more than just information. (more…)