Historical Garden – Deepwood http://deepwood.net/ Thu, 12 May 2022 20:20:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://deepwood.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2-150x150.png Historical Garden – Deepwood http://deepwood.net/ 32 32 VALE NEWS: Celebrate spring with Fling – and more https://deepwood.net/vale-news-celebrate-spring-with-fling-and-more/ Thu, 12 May 2022 18:06:43 +0000 https://deepwood.net/vale-news-celebrate-spring-with-fling-and-more/ A Spring Fling, a citywide garage sale, a history talk, and a fun shoot are on the agenda in the Vale area. Mal’s Diner in Vale is hosting the Spring Fling in Vale this Saturday. (The Company/FILE) VALE – North Court Street will be a hotspot on Saturday with vendors, music and food as part […]]]>

A Spring Fling, a citywide garage sale, a history talk, and a fun shoot are on the agenda in the Vale area.

Mal’s Diner in Vale is hosting the Spring Fling in Vale this Saturday. (The Company/FILE)

VALE – North Court Street will be a hotspot on Saturday with vendors, music and food as part of a Spring Fling celebration sponsored by Mal’s Diner.

The event was originally scheduled for April, but bad weather prompted organizer Malinda Castleberry, owner of Mal’s Diner, to postpone the event.

“We really didn’t want to cancel, but the weather just wasn’t cooperating. We thought waiting until now would be best for everyone,” she said.

The downtown Vale event will feature a food truck, beer garden and over 20 vendors as well as live music. Castleberry said five bands will play at the event, which begins at 10 a.m.

The beer garden, she said, will be in the lot behind Mal’s Diner at 218 A. St. N. in Vale.

The town agreed to allow Castleberry to close North Court Street to provide space for groups and vendors.

“Hopefully a lot of people will show up. It’s free and should be great fun for adults and kids alike,” Castleberry said.

Historic Conference: BLM in Malheur County

Bureau of Land Management archaeologist Michael Wanzenried will be the speaker at the May 12 meeting of the Malheur Country Historical Society.

He will discuss the history of BLM lands in the county as well as recent projects.

The meeting will take place at the Vale Senior Center and will begin with lunch at 11:30 am. The cost of lunch is $9 per person. The session will also include board and officer elections.

The public is invited to join the program and lunch and consider becoming a member of the Society.

Also coming to the region:

Filming session at the Snake Complex

The Malheur County Sheriff’s Office SERT Team will be hosting a fun family shoot on Saturday, May 14 at the Snake River Shooting Complex in Vale.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., filming begins at 9 a.m.

The cost is $15 per person for the first station, plus $10 for each additional station.

There will be prizes and lunch is free with every entry. Raffle tickets will be sold on the day of the event.

Sales and more sales at Vale

Vale’s citywide garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 at locations across the city, including residences and the Vale Senior Center.

The Vale Chamber of Commerce urges residents to register and obtain a free garage sale permit at Vale City Hall. For more information, contact the Chamber at 208-615-9399.

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15 Unique Experiences in Germantown, Philadelphia https://deepwood.net/15-unique-experiences-in-germantown-philadelphia/ Sun, 08 May 2022 20:22:17 +0000 https://deepwood.net/15-unique-experiences-in-germantown-philadelphia/ Due to Philadelphia’s proximity to Manhattan and Washington, DC, the City of Brotherly Love is often credited with offering nothing but cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell, and Rocky Steps to the Philadelphia Art Museum. Yet 6 miles from historic Old Town is Germantown. Purchased from the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn, the first German settlement (c. […]]]>

Due to Philadelphia’s proximity to Manhattan and Washington, DC, the City of Brotherly Love is often credited with offering nothing but cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell, and Rocky Steps to the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Yet 6 miles from historic Old Town is Germantown. Purchased from the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn, the first German settlement (c. 1683) in what was then British North America was the precursor to all German towns in the United States. Settled by Germans, Mennonites and Quakers (Society of Friends), this neighborhood’s history rivals and, in some ways, surpasses downtown Philly. Known as “Freedom’s Backyard” and for being more of a low-key community, you won’t find bus tours or a big Tourist Office invitation to visit. So it’s best to explore on foot or by taking public transportation (Route 23) or Uber/Lyft. Thursdays through Saturdays are generally the best days to explore this neighborhood.

Philadelphia’s Germantown thrives on its three intersecting identities: Colonial/Federal Era America, Quaker Life, and The Great Migration (1916-1970). The places and sites that I propose include the three identities. Since it is impossible to list all the places, I focus on my personal favorites and highlight a few others.

Wayne Junction (completed in 1881 as Wayne Station) is the official start of Germantown along its southern border. But before strolling down Germantown Avenue, which runs the length of the neighborhood, walk a few blocks east to see the first suggested stop on this tour…

Stenton’s Blue Room, a historic house in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood (Photo credit: Keshler Thibert)

1. Stenton Home

4601 N 18th Street

This former home of James Logan (1674-1751) was part of his estate which included the surrounding area. Logan was a Quaker who came to the New World on William Penn’s second voyage (1702). He became a mentor to a young Benjamin Franklin. The house would later house George Washington and serve as a temporary camp for British General William Howe during the American Revolution.

Dinah, a former slave who lived on the land, became part of house legends after saving the house from British soldiers. Sarah Logan Fisher (1751-1796), is mentioned during field trips because of her historical research, which was later used by the Historical Society of Philadelphia.

2. Grenier Brewing Co.

137 Berkley Street

Go back to Wayne Junction and continue through the passage to “the attic”. Housed in a former pencil factory, Attic Brewing Co. quickly became a popular hangout spot in the dining room or outdoor garden. The collection of craft beers, mixed drinks made from local spirits, and rotating food carts add to the relaxed vibe.

3. Loudon Manor

After quenching your thirst, walk 10 minutes to Germantown Avenue. On your left, you will notice a house in the middle of the park surrounded by a fence: Loudon Mansion. The site was used during the Battle of Germantown (October 4, 1777) to house wounded Continental soldiers. To this day it is known to be haunted by a ghost named Little Willie.

4. Hood Cemetery Lower Graveyard

At the corner of Logan Street and Germantown Avenue you will find the Lower Burial Ground, also known as Hood Cemetery. If you look through the fence, you can see the graves of soldiers who died in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War. These graves are marked with their respective military flags nearby.

From there, take the 23 bus, which goes up and down Germantown Avenue, or ask for an Uber/Lyft. As you ascend, you will see the following sites of interest…

5. Grumblethorpe

5267 Germantown Ave (philalandmarks.org/grumblethorpe)

This house was occupied by British Brigadier General James Agnew (1777) during the Battle of Germantown. Agnew was mortally wounded in action and died on the living room floor, leaving a still visible bloodstain.

6. First Anti-Slavery Petition Plaque

This plaque commemorates what happened in 1688. In that year, Quakers became the first religious group in the 13 colonies to submit a petition protesting the enslavement of Africans. That’s why today a nearby mall is called Freedom Square.

As you pass this location, admire the Colonial and Federal houses at both ends of the street. Many of them have their own stories which you can find online.

Get off the bus at Market Square, which is in the heart of Germantown. If you visit on a Saturday you will see vendors selling items as many generations have done since 1703.

Uncle Bobbie's Cafe and Books in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Uncle Bobbie’s cafe and books in Germantown, Philadelphia (Photo credit: Keshley Thibert)

7. Uncle Bobbie’s

5445 Germantown Avenue

If you need a menu or a moment of rest, head to Uncle Bobbie’s, which offers a bohemian twist in Germantown. The location invites local scholars, friendly conversations, and a glimpse into Germantown’s future provided by the younger generation. Once you exit, look to your left…

Deshler-Morris House in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Deshler-Morris House in Germantown served as George Washington’s summer residence during his presidency. (Photo credit: Keshler Thibert)

8. Deshler-Morris House

This house was used as President George Washington’s summer residence during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. Although closed for much of the year, it’s still worth a visit to see the facade and read the various plates and signs on the outside.

A collar and chains used in slavery, on display at the Lest We Forget Museum in Germantown, Philadelphia.
The cruelty of slavery on display at Germantown’s Lest We Forget Museum (Photo credit: Keshler Thibert)

9. Fromberger-Harkness House and Lest We Forget Museum

5501 Germantown Avenue

Across the Market Square is the Fromberger-Harkness House, home to the Germantown Historical Society. On the ground floor is the Lest We Forget museum.

This personal favorite museum houses a private display of authentic slavery artifacts. Hosted by the Ragsdales, this is the place to visit to have honest conversations about America’s ‘peculiar institution’. If you plan to visit, allow at least 2 hours – it will be worth it.

In the center of the Market Square, you’ll notice various statues and memorials to soldiers who died during the Revolution and Civil Wars, including one that was on the Confederate side.

Continuing north to Germantown Avenue, watch out for the large building on the right side of the street.

Dr. Chenet LaRose, Harrison Ridley, Jr., and George Woods are pictured on the wall of the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Typically, local radio stations and community events feature a number of artists who have performed at La Rose.
(Photo credit: Keshler Thibert)

10. The Rose Jazz Club

5531 Germantown Avenue

Throughout the year, Germantown hosts a number of special events that showcase local R&B and jazz. Typically, local radio stations and community events feature a number of artists who have performed at La Rose. Come to the club during the evening and you might see future stars before they are ‘discovered’.

Continuing north from La Rose, you will notice a change in the appearance of the area. For me, this is the most interesting aspect of the neighborhood. Throughout the 20th century, there was something of an identity crisis based on how the region should appear to visitors. To attract more tourists, many locals believed that focusing on the German beginnings and colonial history of the area would create the most interest. For me, the mix of all of its stories – including those of black and brown Americans coming from the North during migration (1916-1970) and Italians seeking a cosmopolitan environment – ​​is what makes it most interesting. You will see examples of this in several places.

11. Maplewood Mall

Created in the 1970s as part of Philadelphia’s urban renewal project, this mall is one of the area’s hidden secrets. Along this little street you will find various architecture highlighted in bright colors, G-Town Radio, the Prince Hall Masons Lodge and various small shops ranging from café and vegan restaurants to private galleries.

12. John S. Towler Plaque

Germantown and Chelten

This historic landmark on Germantown and Chelten avenues sheds light on black wealth in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Vernon-Wister House in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Vernon-Wister House, built in 1802, stands in Germantown’s Vernon Park (Photo credit: Keshler Thibert)

13. Vernon Park and surroundings

It is the site of the Wister House, which is used by the Black Writer’s Museum. One of Andrew Carnegie’s libraries forms the northern edge of the park. Numerous memorials to the Continental Army stand throughout the grounds.

Across the street you’ll find the ACES Museum at 5801 Germantown Avenue and can appreciate the different architectural styles along E. Price Street. Continue north and you’ll find Germantown City Hall, which stands out for its unique design. A little further on, you’ll find the Wyck House, which celebrates Quaker culture, at 6026 Germantown Avenue. From there you can walk another 10 minutes north to see the following…

14. Johnson House

6306 Germantown Avenue

Home to many generations of the Quaker Johnson family, it was also a site on the Underground Railroad and is said to have hosted Harriet Tubman for a night out.

Reenactment of the Battle of Germantown at Cliveden in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Reenactment of the Battle of Germantown at Cliveden in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia (Photo credit: Keshler Thibert)

15. Cliveden

6401 Germantown Avenue

Continue further north and you will reach the summer residence of Benjamin Chew (1722-1810), a northern plantation used until the 1970s and site of the Battle of Germantown, which Washington lost, allowing the British to march and occupy Philadelphia. This house housed the rich inhabitants of the region, as evidenced by their signatures engraved in the glass.

More to see in Germantown…

If you’re up to it, also visit the Young American Hard Cider Room, the Concord School House, and the Lower Burial Ground. Continue north to Chestnut Hill, which is another neighborhood that offers bistros, artisan ice cream, galleries, and antique shops.

As you know by now, there’s a lot more to see in Philadelphia than just downtown. While visiting Freedom’s Backyard, you can learn about local history and interact with friendly residents.

Visiting Philly? Also read the 6 best things to do in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square, more where to eat, and 13 foods to try in Philadelphia besides cheesesteak.

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Peña Adobe Historical Society Celebrates “Western Day at Adobe”! – https://deepwood.net/pena-adobe-historical-society-celebrates-western-day-at-adobe/ Mon, 02 May 2022 22:26:54 +0000 https://deepwood.net/pena-adobe-historical-society-celebrates-western-day-at-adobe/ This May 7 open house event will feature performances by the Congressional Gunfighters of America, a professional stunt troupe! The re-enactment group is dedicated to preserving old western history, specializing in live entertainment. They use period costumes and weapons. Before the pandemic, they performed at historic “Old Town” events, train robberies, rodeos, state fairs and […]]]>

This May 7 open house event will feature performances by the Congressional Gunfighters of America, a professional stunt troupe! The re-enactment group is dedicated to preserving old western history, specializing in live entertainment. They use period costumes and weapons. Before the pandemic, they performed at historic “Old Town” events, train robberies, rodeos, state fairs and specialty events. Some club members have appeared in movies and TV shows!

In addition to the gunfighters, the music will be provided by the Vacaville Acoustic Jammers, led by Terry and Leslie Cloper. Jammers sing and play various instruments, including guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and harmonica.

La Peña Adobe is the oldest fully restored structure in Solano County. The adobe was built in 1842 by Juan Felipe Peña after he and Juan Manuel Vaca arrived from the New Mexico area. Adobe tours led by Cecelia Peña and Darlene Stewart, 5th generation descendants of the Peña family, will be available throughout the day. Native American Park Guides Armando Perez and James Tunstall will speak to park visitors about Native Americans who lived here before the Peñas and Vacas arrived in the Lagoon Valley.

The park is also home to the Mowers-Goheen Museum, with its artifacts from the area’s settlement, as well as the Willis Linn Jepson Memorial Garden and the Indian Council Ground. Fun activities for the kids will include an old fashioned potato sack race and learning to tie up cattle!

Peña Adobe Regional Park is located in scenic Lagoon Valley off Interstate 80 to the left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance. This event is free! For questions, call (707) 447-0518. If you are passionate about local history and are interested in tours, volunteering, or more information, email us at penaadobe@gmail.com.

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Life House opens new boutique hotel in South Miami Beach’s Fifth Ward https://deepwood.net/life-house-opens-new-boutique-hotel-in-south-miami-beachs-fifth-ward/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 23:44:25 +0000 https://deepwood.net/life-house-opens-new-boutique-hotel-in-south-miami-beachs-fifth-ward/ Tudor-style cottage by the beach is set to become Miami’s new hotspot Tudor-style cottage by the beach is set to become Miami’s new hotspot Life House has added another addition to its existing portfolio of luxury properties. The recently opened South of Fifth joins the brand’s list of historic hotels, designed to perfection for the […]]]>

Tudor-style cottage by the beach is set to become Miami’s new hotspot

Tudor-style cottage by the beach is set to become Miami’s new hotspot

Life House has added another addition to its existing portfolio of luxury properties. The recently opened South of Fifth joins the brand’s list of historic hotels, designed to perfection for the modern traveler. Spotlighting the only example of Tudor architecture that exists around South Beach, the landmark that dates back to the 1930s helps bring an injection of classic glamor to the SoFi area. With the updated Tudor-style cottage just steps from the beach, the newly remodeled hotspot is poised to become the hottest oasis south of the Fifth Ward. Home to 26 luxurious bedrooms, with an alfresco garden lounge and garden patio, an indoor lounge that turns out to be an outdoor courtyard, and the recently opened restaurant and bar on the property, Pretty Swell, the property promises a unique stay. with each step.

Once guests arrive at the dream property, one enters the garden lounge that greets you on the front of the hotel, curated with a design narrative that brings the eclectic culture of the south beach through an artistic lens – just imagine the beach hut of your dreams with touches of mid-century craftsmanship. Depending on the size of the group, guests are accommodated in the 26 rooms including Queen and King rooms as well as modern Quad rooms which include four bespoke bunk beds for groups of friends traveling together. Alongside the main cabins, three specialist suites are highlighted. The Artist’s King Suite includes a large living room with a built-in vinyl player for good music vibes all around, the Family Suite which has a king-size bed and four bunk beds, and the Writer’s Studio which offers a specially selected collection of books, desk, and reading nook, all featuring standard hotel luxury amenities such as Le Labo bath amenities, Marshall speakers, and Revival New York luxury linens.

    Courtesy of Life House

“Our South of Fifth House is an eclectic craftsman’s retreat by the sea, with a daydream for the swell of the sea,” said Rami Zeidan, Founder and CEO of Life House. “We intend to celebrate the architecture of the iconic building while optimizing all spaces for the modern traveler who can spend the week working comfortably from their room or public areas, then hit the beach as soon as this weekend is over. Zoom call.”

    Courtesy of Life House

Alongside the opening of the hotel, Life House is also announcing the arrival of Pretty Swell, the new café-meets-cocktail bar on the ground floor of the South of Fifth. Following the opening of other restaurants created by Life House, such as Terras in Little Havana, Sister Ship in Nantucket and Wildflower in Denver, the new spot takes inspiration from some of the world’s major surfing capitals – for a fusion of a approach to beach culture with a flair for elegance, seen throughout the space that features indoor-outdoor dining with two alfresco enclaves and a dreamy garden patio. “We wanted to create a place with a vibe of come as you are at any time of the day. To this end, we have built a space where locals can come for coffee in the morning, stay for work sessions from the terrace and a healthy lunch, or meet friends for drinks and dinner in the evening,” says Rami Zeidan, CEO and Founder. of the House of Life. “Pretty Swell honors our love for the ocean by creating a multi-faceted sustainability protocol and a locally rooted narrative that our customers can relate to.”

    Courtesy of Life House

Located at 321 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Life House, South of Fifth offers accommodations from $225/night. Reservations for Life House SOF can be found at lifehousehotels.com

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Hotel Indigo Bath Review – The Luxury Editor https://deepwood.net/hotel-indigo-bath-review-the-luxury-editor/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 14:24:39 +0000 https://deepwood.net/hotel-indigo-bath-review-the-luxury-editor/ Bath is a city rich in culture, famous for its literature, romance and historic architecture. The city is home to the only natural hot springs you can use in Britain, as well as a great collection of museums and galleries. The latest luxury hotel to open in the city is Hotel Indigo Bath and TLE […]]]>

Bath is a city rich in culture, famous for its literature, romance and historic architecture. The city is home to the only natural hot springs you can use in Britain, as well as a great collection of museums and galleries. The latest luxury hotel to open in the city is Hotel Indigo Bath and TLE recently stayed. Learn more.

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Background and concept

The Indigo Bath Hotel is the latest property to open in the city, taking inspiration from the city’s surrounding Georgian architecture and local neighborhood history. The property has created a truly memorable experience by artfully combining modern design with historic architecture. This grade one listed building has been steeped in history since its days as 12 distinct Georgian townhouses, it is home to tenants such as Sir Walter Scott, William Wilberforce, the Duke of Kingston and the Duke of York, among many other important historical figures who have stayed here. In recent years the building housed Mrs Pratt and her family before becoming one of the best located hotels in Bath.

Each of the 166 bedrooms is perfectly designed, modern and stylish, reflecting the influences of the architects and novelists who made Bath famous for its storytelling and passionate social scene.

The property is also home to “The Elder”, a new restaurant by multi-award winning West Country restaurateur Mike Robinson. The Elder is the perfect place to enjoy authentic, honest and timeless British cuisine, with a focus on sustainability, seasonality and local produce. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with an à la carte menu, and in the bar and south-facing terrace, visitors can sample small plates, cocktails and Somerset ciders.

Location

Just a stone’s throw from Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths and Pultney Bridge, you can explore historic sites whilst enjoying modern inspired galleries, street performers and the fantastic range of shops on your doorstep.

The train station is a five-minute walk away which connects you to Bristol in 15 minutes, and it’s a short hour’s drive from Bristol Airport.

Rooms and Suites

Each of the 166 rooms and suites includes plush Hypnos beds, luxury Egyptian cotton linens, spa-inspired bathrooms, Nespresso coffee machines, high-speed Wi-Fi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs. with a variety of channels. Five different room types are available reflecting the surrounding area of ​​Bath.

Chambers of Love and Mischief

Drawing inspiration from the infamous debutant season in Bath, where big nights of play and frivolity mixed
The rookie season in Bath was a time when great evenings of gambling and frivolity mingled with afternoon tea and whispers of romantic promises. These rooms feature dark green headboard wood paneling combined with vibrant red velvet upholstery. A nod to old gambling culture, there are side tables for playing cards while artwork on the walls plays up the romance theme with lovebirds and portraits that have been vandalized by former lovers.

Literary Refuge Rooms

These rooms are designed to reflect Bath’s abundance of famous authors. The walls behind the bed are lined with a montage of novels by many Bath authors and the desk is a traditional writer’s desk with a captain’s chair. Rooms have a cozier feel and a soft color palette of browns and mustard yellows

Georgian Architecture Rooms

These rooms have a grand Georgian residence feel, with the back wall of the bed lined with ornate ceiling sconce covers and large high ceilings. The bold, symmetrical geometric patterns favored by Georgian architecture of this era are visible with a deep and rich color palette, designed to accentuate period features.

Garden Rooms

Crossing the design periods, these rooms are a newly built modern extension that mirrors the garden in which they sit. They offer a contemporary modern design, light and young.

Underground Vault Rooms

Built in the 18th century, the vaults are a stunning example of historic architecture and house the hotel suites. The vaults, built in the 18th century, are an amazing example of historic architecture. They house the hotel’s suites, designed with dim lighting, black wood finishes, vaulted bath stone ceilings, underfloor heating, and high-end handcrafted furnishings. These rooms are a great option for a special treat!

Our bedroom

During our trip we stayed in one of their beautiful Romance and Mischief rooms.

Room

Bathroom

The bathrooms can include a bathtub on request and the fittings are from the English brand Bramley.

Wardrobe and extras

The minibar is complementary and is stocked with a good selection of wines, beers and soft drinks to enjoy.

Food and drink

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The hotel restaurant is called The Elder and is the brainchild of Mike Robinson, one of Britain’s leading authorities on wild food and game, and has become one of the best places in town to dine.

Sitting in a series of elegant and atmospheric dining rooms, interiors have an early 20th-century vintage flair, with oil paintings of equestrian scenes, studded leather banquettes, orb-shaped lamps, paneled walls and dark wood furniture.

Eating here isn’t just about food, it’s a journey of discovery, as you learn more about local heritage or food preparation techniques. Wild food and game are the specialties, the owner’s land managers control herds of wild deer on private estates, with all venison processed in the site’s FSA-regulated pantry.

Our culinary experience

Starters

Sector

Dessert

To eat lunch

Game room

Just off the lobby is a cozy game room, filled with board games to play. So meet after dinner for a cocktail.

The private house

5 Pierrepont Street is the hotel’s private townhouse that combines Georgian elegance with modern luxury. It is the perfect location for a private family celebration or a small corporate event. The townhouse has eight en-suite bedrooms, a meeting room/lounge and a private courtyard. Guests are welcome to use the hotel’s facilities, including the bar and restaurant, or they can choose to have private catering service in the townhouse’s private dining room.

Final Thoughts

We loved our stay at the Indigo Bath Hotel, the hotel is the perfect place to stay when looking for a luxurious and relaxing accommodation option in the city. Modern conveniences blend seamlessly with the historic Georgian features of the building and the hotel’s restaurant, The Elder, is a dining experience not to be missed whether you are visiting the city or staying at the hotel.

The hotel is included in our guide to the best hotels in Bath.

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Here comes the season of nature shows https://deepwood.net/here-comes-the-season-of-nature-shows/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 23:03:09 +0000 https://deepwood.net/here-comes-the-season-of-nature-shows/ Easter is over, but there’s still a funny bunny that my wife the Binmeister named Bertram is hopping around in Rooney Bin’s garden. Pink petunias are in full bloom in the front yard. Roses and azaleas are also included. Prior to the 14th century, the season was only known as Lent. According to one theory, […]]]>

Easter is over, but there’s still a funny bunny that my wife the Binmeister named Bertram is hopping around in Rooney Bin’s garden.

Pink petunias are in full bloom in the front yard. Roses and azaleas are also included.

Prior to the 14th century, the season was only known as Lent. According to one theory, it was renamed spring because that’s when plants seem to spring from the ground. Indeed, spring has arrived at the Bin, and no one could be happier than Binmeister, who happily hops around spreading mulch and feeding plants, while talking to talkative squirrels and chirping birds looking for nesting places.

The first day of spring has officially arrived on March 20, but April is the month of Easter bunnies and silly celebrations that start with April Fool’s Day and include the month of holy humor. Have you heard of the sacred cow? He was a legendary milkman. National Columnists Day is the 18th (send commendations to RooneyBin@comcast.net). April 29 is National Hairball (Cough, Cough) Awareness Day and today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day.

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Braintree Beautification Day targets Town Hall Mall, Sunset, Penniman https://deepwood.net/braintree-beautification-day-targets-town-hall-mall-sunset-penniman/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 12:13:37 +0000 https://deepwood.net/braintree-beautification-day-targets-town-hall-mall-sunset-penniman/ BRAINTREE – Braintree’s annual beautification day will take place on the morning of April 30, Mayor Charles Kokoros said. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m. at Braintree Town Hall, 1 John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive, for location suggestions and to pick up rakes, bags and work gloves. Target areas include City Hall Mall, […]]]>

BRAINTREE – Braintree’s annual beautification day will take place on the morning of April 30, Mayor Charles Kokoros said.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m. at Braintree Town Hall, 1 John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive, for location suggestions and to pick up rakes, bags and work gloves.

Target areas include City Hall Mall, Braintree Historical Society Grounds on Washington Street, Sunset Lake Beach and Park, Penniman Park on Cleveland Avenue, John Leroy Way at Braintree High School, and Smith Beach on Edgehill Road .

After:Braintree launches website and asks for feedback to develop new master plan

After:Abandoned plans for proposed tavern in Braintree Square; a weekly beer garden is coming to town

The Rotary Club of Braintree, North Braintree Civic Association and East Braintree Civic Association support the event.

In case of bad weather, the makeup date will be May 7th.

Kokoros said he looks forward to the event every year.

Beautification Day is a great way for our community to come together and play a part in beautifying our city and I hope to see everyone on April 30,” the mayor said.

For more information, contact the mayor’s office at 781-794-8100 or the recreation office at 781-794-8901.

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Limestone Book for 4/19/22 | Community https://deepwood.net/limestone-book-for-4-19-22-community/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://deepwood.net/limestone-book-for-4-19-22-community/ TODAY Republican party meeting The next Limestone County Republican Party meeting is Tuesday, April 19 at the Valley Event Center on Highway 72. Social time is at 6 p.m. and the business meeting is at 7 p.m. Email lcrecsecretary@gmail.com for more information. WEDNESDAY NAACP Scholarship Application Deadline The 2022 scholarship application deadline for students and […]]]>

TODAY

Republican party meeting

The next Limestone County Republican Party meeting is Tuesday, April 19 at the Valley Event Center on Highway 72. Social time is at 6 p.m. and the business meeting is at 7 p.m. Email lcrecsecretary@gmail.com for more information.

WEDNESDAY

NAACP Scholarship Application Deadline

The 2022 scholarship application deadline for students and parents wishing to submit the Limestone NAACP scholarship application is April 20, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The scholarships are open to all students in Limestone County and City of Athens schools and can be obtained from school counselors or by calling (256)-227-8489.

SATURDAY

quilt show

East Lauderdale Quilters would like to invite you to attend their Quilt Show on Saturday April 23rd. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show is free and features quilts from the first and second floors. The location is Lexington First Baptist Church at 301 Taylor-Kizer Street in Lexington, Ala.

NARFE Chapter 1480 Reunion

NARFE Chapter 1480 will meet on Saturday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans Museum in the Small Conference Room. Please call Dean Morgan, (256)-233-0248 if you need additional information.

Earth Day and Outdoor Expo

KALB Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Athens State University. This is a free family event, with live animals, a bat presentation, Science Guys, food trucks, vendors, exhibitors, crafts and more.

Local Legislative Committee 2003

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 2003 Legislative Committee will host this policy platform for the Alabama 2022 Primary at IAM&AM Union Hall on Saturday, April 23, 2022 beginning at noon. This is an important primary with Congress, US Senate, Governor, AL Secretary of State, AL Treasurer, AL District Senate and local municipalities all to win.

The Stakes at the Gate II is an open forum for all candidates who will be voted on in May 2022. This platform will allow candidates to pitch their platforms and secondly answer questions gathered by the Community Legislative Committee and brothers. and Sisters of Local 2003.

This event is open to the public and free.

Venue location: IAM&AW Local Lodge 2003 345 US-84 Daleville, AL 36322.

For more information, contact: Patrick E. Wise, President-334-406-2253 Michelle Hunt, Public Relations – 334-360-5803 Email: iamlegislative2003@gmail.com.

SUNDAY

The Todd Family Members of Mary Todd Lincoln in Alabama

The Limestone County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, April 24 at First Presbyterian Church Rogers Center. Refreshments are at 2:30 p.m. and guest speaker Jacque Reeves speaks at 3 p.m.

Historical Society Meeting

The Limestone County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, April 24 at First Presbyterian Church Rogers Center. Refreshments are at 2 p.m. and guest speaker Jacque Reeves speaks at 3 p.m.

COMING

Jubilee spelling bee

On April 30, at 10 a.m., the 25th Annual Jubilee Spelling Bee takes place at the Athens College Cafeteria. Free admission for spectators. Trophies will be awarded to first and second.

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Come listen to chamber music by the Huntsville Youth Orchestra at the Athens-Limestone Library on Saturday, April 30 at 12:30 p.m.

Showcase of tablescapes

The Donnell House on Sunday, May 1, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., will host a showcase of beautiful tablescapes. Tickets at the door are $10 and light refreshments will be provided.

Poet Laureate of Alabama at the Athens-Limestone Library

Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley Jones (2022 – 2026) will speak at the Athens-Limestone Library on Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m. Ashley is the youngest poet laureate in Alabama history and the first black woman to hold the title. Please join us as we celebrate his news and celebrate his wonderful achievement!

Bradley Walker at Nebo Community Church

On Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m., Nebo Community Church welcomes Bradley Walker.

Athens Garden Club

Come and enjoy the camaraderie with the Athens Garden Club and learn about plants and your community. The meeting will be held at Grace Covenant Church on Wednesday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Richard Martin, who will discuss Rails to Trails, plants, and future plans for trail expansion. For more information, contact Angie DuBois at (256) 431-6418 or Michelle Klein at (256) 665-6123.

IN PROGRESS

April Historic Walking Tours

Saturday Historic Walking Tours and Donnell House Tour (open April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30) – Join the Athens-Limestone Visitor Center in the meeting room at 100 N. Beaty in Athens. Arrive before 9:45am for check-in. Expect a 1-2 hour tour starting at 10am. Comfortable shoes and a suitable jacket are suggested. It’s free and donations are welcome. For more information: (256) 232-5411 or VisitAthensAL.com.

Vidalia onion orders

Orders can now be placed for fresh Vidalia Onions – a fundraiser for Athens Ladies Civitan. 10lb bags are $10 each and will ship the 1st or 2nd week of May. Onions arrive from the farm within 72 hours of harvest. Orders can be placed by calling Carolyn Stair (256)-658-1985, Lynn Lawrence (256)-614-9463, Marilyn Ford (256)-771-7672 or any member of the Athens Ladies Civitan Club. You can also order by post to ALCC, PO Box 1814, Athens 35612. Provide name, address, contact details and number of bags ordered. Orders and payment must be received by Friday, April 15, 2022. Make checks payable to ALCC.

Merchants’ Alley Happy Hour

Athens Main Street Merchants Alley’s new Happy Hour musical series will take place every Friday evening, April 1 through July 29, 2022, in the newly renovated Jefferson Street Alley from 5-6:30 p.m.

Genealogy course

Are you interested in learning your family history? Join us at the Athens-Limestone Public Library for a series of free genealogy lessons that will help you discover your family line on the second and fourth Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 12 through July 28. register: (256) 232-1233; 603 S. Jefferson Street Athens, AL 35611.

Digital Literacy Course

The Athens-Limestone County Public Library will host a series of digital literacy classes in conjunction with Calhoun Community College and Drake State Community & Technical College. The courses will boost your digital confidence and provide you with the skills and training needed in today’s job market. Classes are Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call (256)-306-2830 to find out more.

Houston Memorial Library Daily Book Sale

Houston Memorial Library and Museum, 101 North Houston Street in Athens, holds a daily book sale. The bookshop, the museum and the library are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and the first Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Tuesdays they are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

bingo

Bingo is back up and running for the public at Decatur Elks Lodge every Monday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. No outside food or drink will be permitted. Elks Lodge is located at 2625 Centron Drive SW in Decatur. More information: https://www.loc8nearme.com/alabama/decatur/elks-lodge/6449656/.

After School Feeding Program

Women Empowering Women of Alabama, in partnership with FreshWind Christian Fellowship, provides free after-school meals to students. Meals are available from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday starting August 16. More information: Janice Williams, (256)-233-5995.

food gift

The Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at 1911 Hine St., Athens. Clients must provide proof of at least one of the following: eligibility to receive supplementary food assistance (SNAP/food stamps); eligibility for temporary assistance to needy families; eligibility to receive Supplemental Security Income; an income at or below 130% of the federal poverty level; or special circumstances (fire, flood, illness, injury, etc.). Eligibility forms provided at distribution site. Must have a valid ID or driver’s license. Only one distribution per household while stocks last. Monetary and food donations accepted. More information: (256)-424-5403.

Sale of used books

The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library hosts a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, 603 S. Jefferson St. , Athens. More information (256) 232-1233.

Virtual Exercise Class

The Limestone County Council on Aging presents a virtual exercise class from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays via Zoom. The classes are called SAIL, which stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life. More information: (256)-233-6412.

Anti-Corruption Hotline

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking residents with knowledge of public corruption in Limestone County to email details to reportcorruption@ago.state.al.us or d call the tip line at 844-404-TIPS.

CEMETERY CLEANING

City Cemeteries The City of Athens reminds residents and families of the following regarding its cemeteries: No flowers or decorations permitted on the grounds between April 1 and October 31, except following a burial; placement of flowers acceptable all year round on the monuments, at their base or at the fire hydrants; fresh flowers will be removed one week after the funeral; silk flowers will be removed 21 days after a funeral; cemetery director’s approval required before planting flowers, shrubs, trees or sod; City staff will remove any trees or shrubs deemed harmful to adjacent lots or grave openings; and worn, tattered, or damaged American flags will be removed and disposed of properly.

Bethel Cemetery

Annual monetary contributions for the maintenance of the cemetery are due. If you have family members buried in Bethel Cemetery, send donations to Tommy Sprague at 25917 Pepper Road in Athens. Total funding for the cemetery comes from contributions. The cleaning of family gravesites is also encouraged as the mowing season is about to begin. For more information, contact Sprague at (256)-874-8491.

BLOOD DONATIONS

Blood drives

LifeSouth is holding several blood drives in April. You can also make an appointment online with the Athens Donor Center (in the Publix car park) at any time.

The Red Cross is holding a blood drive on April 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1716 West Market St. Athens, AL 35611).

For After information, or to find and participate in blood drives, visit https://donors.lifesouth.org/donor/schedules/zip or https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive.

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While the formal entry is centered on a stone walkway from the town sidewalk, the causal entry is through a door leading out to the courtyard from the terrace’s stone patio to the screened-in porch. The courtyard has an original well pump, cellar doors and a stone wall which frames the garden beds. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY KATHY TYLER

While the formal entry is centered on a stone walkway from the town sidewalk, the causal entry is through a door leading out to the courtyard from the terrace’s stone patio to the screened-in porch. The courtyard has an original well pump, cellar doors and a stone wall which frames the garden beds. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY KATHY TYLER

While the formal entry is centered on a stone walkway from the town sidewalk, the causal entry is through a door leading out to the courtyard from the terrace’s stone patio to the screened-in porch. The courtyard has an original well pump, cellar doors and a stone wall which frames the garden beds.

From the screened porch, entry is directly into the dining room, which is an extension of the original stone house. A fireplace is surrounded by stone and brick, and the same exposed stone wall is found in the adjoining kitchen. A vaulted ceiling gives the kitchen a spacious feel, and knotty wood cabinetry fills the three exterior walls and surrounds appliances that include a cooktop, wall ovens, dishwasher, microwave and oven. a refrigerator. A double sink sits under a window that offers a view of the garage and the secret garden.

From the dining room to the front of the house are the formal spaces, including a living room and lounge. The formal foyer with open staircase to the second level divides the two front rooms. The original stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room and has an arched opening, stone hearth and hand carved wooden mantel and surround. To one side, a built-in dresser features corrugated glass panel doors and turn-of-the-century hardware.

The living room could be a first floor bedroom or a home office as there is a closet and half bathroom, hidden away in a folding door closet. The two double-doored spaces flank another stone fireplace with hand-carved mantel.

Three bedrooms and two full bathrooms are upstairs. One bedroom has a stone fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases and wardrobes. The guest bathroom is located just off the stairs and has a walk-in shower, vanity unit and built-in linen closets.

The original stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room and has an arched opening, stone hearth and hand carved wooden mantel and surround. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY KATHY TYLER

The original stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room and has an arched opening, stone hearth and hand carved wooden mantel and surround.  PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY KATHY TYLER

The original stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room and has an arched opening, stone hearth and hand carved wooden mantel and surround. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY KATHY TYLER

Another bedroom is the passage to the third bedroom. The two rooms could be combined into a master suite, with living room and bedroom. The rear bedroom has a walk-in closet and private access to the second full bathroom with shower, single sink vanity and built-in storage.

DOWNTOWN

Price: $369,900

Directions: Ohio 48 or Far Hills Avenue, south of Franklin Street, right side of road southbound on Main Street, turn right into one-way alley, left into alley by garage

Highlights: Approximately 2,020 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 powder room, 4 stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, tilting Goldwin windows, 2021 central air conditioning, hot water vapor heating, copper wiring and plumbing, screened-in porch, courtyard garden, detached 2-car garage with bonus room upstairs, off-street parking, historic registry

For more information

Lois Sutherland

Irongate Real Estate Agents Inc.

(937) 478-5882

www.loissutherland.irongaterealtors.com

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