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February 26, 2014



Pirates host dinner, auction

The Charlestown Youth Lady Pirates invites the public to attend their third annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Charlestown Arts and Enrichment Center, 99 Water St., Charlestown.

Dinner will consist of salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert and drink.

Tickets for adults are $7 and $5 for children ages 3 to12. There will also be a variety of baskets and other items  that will be auctioned off. Proceeds will help fund tournament costs as Charlestown boys and girls work to improve their basketball skills.

For more information, contact Pam McCoy at 812-989-9692 or via email at


NA Parks to unveil new playroom

The New Albany Parks Department invites children 5-and-under to the new playroom and indoor playground at the Griffin Center starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, with a grand opening celebration.

There will be a puppet performance presented by Rainbow Puppets followed by informal play time, a visit from New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan, refreshments and a book giveaway.

Children will love play time with the center’s chalk board, felt story board, reading in story corner, having fun with age appropriate toys, climbing on the indoor playground, riding bikes or jumping in the bounce house.

Loop to speak to Republican Women

Frank Loop, a candidate for sheriff, will be the guest speaker at the March 6 Floyd County Republican Women’s Club. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Tuckers American Favorites, 2441 State. St., New Albany. The public is invited.

Loop’s opponent in the May Republican primary, Steve Bush, will speak at the April meeting.


Our Place hosting awards

Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services Inc. will be hosting the third-annual Jamey Aebersold Spirit of the Red Ribbon Awards Dinner on April 17.

The Spirit of the Red Ribbon Awards will acknowledge those who have made a significant contribution toward the education, prevention, intervention and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse in the community year round.

The awards are given in honor of Jamey Aebersold and his continued commitment in this area. If chosen for this award, recipients will be honored by their peers and friends at a dinner and ceremony at the Calumet Club in New Albany.

Nominations are needed in the categories of education, faith based, community, industry/business, justice/law enforcement, health services, social services and youth.

Table sponsors are also needed. Contact MeriBeth Adams-Wolf at Our Place at 812-945-3400 for more information or visit to obtain a nomination form.

Nominate a super senior volunteer

Sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

Members of the community are asked to nominate and vote for these everyday heroes through March 1 at State winners will be determined by popular vote. A panel of senior care experts will then select a national Salute to Senior Service winner from among the state honorees.

Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ designated and approved nonprofit organizations, and their personal stories will be shared online on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s designated and approved nonprofit charity.

To complete and submit an online nomination form, visit

For more information, call 502-448-1511 or 812-948-9770.


Chili & Brew fest coming soon

Jeffersonville Main Street’s ninth annual Chili & Brew Bonanza will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Thursday, Feb. 27, at Kye’s II in Jeffersonville.

The event features chili tastings, craft beers, a silent auction and live music by Kevin Rees. Free sodas will be offered.

Tickets are $20 and available at and the following locations: Schimpff’s Confectionery, 347 Spring St.; Choices Boutique, 437 Spring St.; and Budget Print, 902 E. 10th St.; and at the door on the evening of the event. To sponsor a table, call 812-283-0301; to donate a silent auction item, call 812-285-1616.

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