News and Tribune

May 13, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For May 13


JEFFERSONVILLE

Howard Steamboat Museum fair this weekend

 

The 21st Annual “A Victorian Chautauqua” Arts, Crafts, Garden and Antique Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Howard Steamboat Museum, 1101 E. Market St., Jeffersonville. 

The event will include a carriage house antique show, book signings, music, mansion tours, herb and perennial sale and a wide array of arts and crafts booths. 

Entertainment will include Jamey Aebersold, Rob and Kyle, The Finish Line ThoroughBred Quartet and the River Cities Concert Band. 

Admission is $4. Children under 12 are free with an adult. 

 

NEW ALBANY

Pizza and Preservation energy-efficient workshop May 14

 

Replacement windows? Blown-in insulation? Lots and lots of caulk?

 For those wrestling with how to make their historic home more energy-efficient, an upcoming workshop in New Albany will offer solutions. The presentation, entitled “Energy Conservation and Your Historic Home: It’s Not the 1970s Anymore,” will be given by Ron Zmyslo, a historic preservation consultant with Preserve Restore Maintain Indiana with many years’ experience in construction and preservation. The workshop will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the PC Home Center, 123 Cherry St., New Albany. 

Designed for current or prospective owners of historic property, this workshop will cover what we have learned since the 1970s and what we got wrong; how to really understand how your historic home uses energy [hint - it’s not the windows]; what the best energy conservation measures are, and what your payback will be.

Sponsored by the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission, PC Home Center, and Neighborhoods Now, LLC, this workshop is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by May 10. To make a reservation, contact Indiana Landmarks at 812-284-4534 or south@indianalandmarks.org.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation created Preservation Week in 1971 to spotlight grassroots preservation efforts throughout the country. The celebration, observed by small towns and big cities across the nation, has grown into Preservation Month annually in May. The theme for Preservation Month 2013 is ‘See! Save! Celebrate!’ Indiana Landmarks and its partner organizations are offering a range of events in Southern Indiana during May, including tours, workshops and awards.

 

NARFE monthly meeting set for May 22

 

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, or NARFE, Chapter 1777, which represents Floyd, Harrison and Crawford counties, will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, May 22, at 11 a.m. 

The meeting will take place in the banquet room of Tucker’s American Favorites restaurant, 2441 State St., New Albany. 

The principal speaker will be Angela Marino with LifeSpan Resources Aging and Disability Center. 

NARFE is an organization dedicated to helping preserve and sustain federal earnings and benefits. 

All active and retired federal employees, their spouses and guests are invited and encouraged to attend. Food is ordered from the menu, and no reservations are necessary. 

For more information, call 812-364-6950, 502-396-7892 or 812-948-9209. LifeSpan Resources is accredited by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems.