Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ice Storm Remembered

Yes, I know. I haven't been here in forever. I'll explain (give excuses) later, but for now here is an invite to all.

Who: Everyone is invited. Please help us spread the word.

What: Concert by Eternal Vision and Worship Service by Grand Rivers Baptist Church (thank you Mark)

Where: Badgett Playhouse Theater in Grand Rivers (thank you Bill and Sara)

When: Sunday, February 7, 11AM

Why: Community Gathering and Rememberance from the Ice Storm.

Sending you warm thoughts and I hope you join us.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Beautifying Grand Rivers

I know. I know. I haven't posted in a while. I'll catch up soon- I promise. Today I wanted to share with you these pictures of a few of our lovely Grand Rivers volunteers beautifying our town. Oh the things we will do for the love of Grand Rivers. The Chamber is planting bulbs to add beautiful color for a BIG celebration next spring.

Who are the volunteers? Be the first to guess all three correctly and I will send you a $25 Gift Certificate for Patti's 1880's Settlement.

The big celebration? Well, I'm not ready to reveal that one yet- you will just have to wait for the announcement.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I'm Looking forward to a Weekend Full of Stories

Labor Day Weekend may be over but there are still plenty of fun weekends planned in Grand Rivers. This weekend you will find me at the Second Annual Grand Rivers Southern Storytelling Event. This celebration of the traditional art form of the spoken word will take place on September 11 and 12 at the Badgett Playhouse Theater. Scheduled performers for this year’s event include Storytellers Michael Reno Harrell, Mitch Capel, and Kim Wietkamp. All great storytellers (I picked them).

I saw Michael perform at last years Storytelling event and let me tell you he rocked it! Funny. Funny. He now has a new one man play – “My Roots Are Showing”… a southern boy’s bumpy journey to manhood. I’m hoping we get a story or two from the play.

This will be Mitch Capels first time in Grand Rivers. I’m looking forward to his stories. Mitch has an impressive resume and is a storyteller, recording artist, poet, and actor.

I’m also excited that Kim Weitkamp will be with us this year. Kim combines humor with stories of her childhood and a few big whoppers that make a delightful performance.

Join us and remember just how entertaining stories, songs, and southern life can be! Box office number is 888-362-4223.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Girls Rule!

This year our summer fun has included Friday night croquet on the front lawn of Mark and Susan's new Grand Rivers home and I am lovin' it. We now have two croquet sets, shirts (the guys picked them out), and a league name.

Our croquet group (aka the Hard Knocks Club) is more social than competitive, but I must commend the girls for bringing the heat in August. Congrats to Isis, Susan, and Cindy - our winning players of the last three weeks. The girls rule!

A rush shot (that's croquet lingo) by Susan makes the guys look on in fear and awe:

Oh; and by the way, my husband has asked that I quit plastering his face all over the Internet on this blog and facebook. Seems he is shy or private or something. If you see him, will you let him know that I have honored his wishes and that my latest post does not have a picture of his face.

Thanks bunches!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Marina Day Pics

What a Blast. Thank you to Green Turtle Bay and Lighthouse Landing for providing all the fun. Free sailboat rides, kids crafts and activities, free kayaking and paddle boat rides, music, and fireworks. The marinas of Grand Rivers rocked it!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Barbara Atwood Proclaims Marina Day in Kentucky

Barbara Atwood of the Kentucky Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet visited Grand Rivers today, and on behalf of Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed Saturday, August 8, 2009 as Marina Day in Kentucky.

National Marina Day is an annual celebration produced by the Association of Marina Industries and recognizes the important recreational, environmental, and social contributions marinas make to thousands of waterfront communities all across America.

Grand Rivers is home to two of the finest marinas in the Kentucky Lake area and I was thrilled that the proclamation was presented here in Grand Rivers.

Green Turtle Bay Resort and Marina and Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina serve as gateways to boating for thousands of people seeking to enjoy Kentucky and Barkley lakes. To celebrate National Marina Day, the marinas of Grand Rivers have planned a full day of fun. Find the schedule here on the Grand Rivers Marina Day website. Thank you Lighthouse Landing and Green Turtle Bay for serving as our gateway to boating fun.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Money Can So Buy Friends

I've heard it said before that money can’t buy friendship (or happiness, or love...).

I’m here to tell you that it can- if you know where to spend it. This week I mailed a check for membership to the Land Between the Lakes Association; better known as the Friends of LBL. I love to write this check. I love to mail this check. I am buying both friendship and happiness with this check.

As a Friend of Land Between the Lakes, my gift goes to help maintain the wonderful place that is LBL. The Friends help to preserve the natural and cultural resources of LBL. They improve trails and facilities so that you may spend time in the great outdoors making memories with friends and love one. They provide educational programming and teach about the wonder of nature and the importance of conservation. And they can do all of this only through the generous gifts of friends.

Visit the website here. Volunteer your time or become a friend. You can spend as little as $25.00 or as much as $5,000.00 to be a friend. Be generous. It is a friendship that I promise you will treasure.