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Friday, July 31, 2009

See the Trike at Jackie's House

If you want to see the real thing, the Schwinn Town and Country Trike is displayed in the window at Jackie's House.
One block north of the Diamond on RT. 711.

accused burglars

"Lopes related that the two had purchased pills, marijuana and a new bed (with the money taken)," McKenzie said in court documents.

Police said the safe was dumped on Paul Goode Road in Unity.

Lopes and Reese were released on their own recognizance pending preliminary hearings Aug. 21 before Ligonier District Judge Denise Thiel.

Read more in the Tribune Review.

Good morning, Ligonier!



Donna says: He who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful. Lao Tzu
remember this: That statement has me thinking......
chair massage in town this fall
everyone can afford 5-10 minutes towards their health

Power went out again

I'm gettig used to this lol.
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

wow, what a great photo



Ned and Joann from Benavon Forest Hills, Pittsburgh Pa want to say Hello to Neighbor Cynthia!

August Special - HOT YOGA ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS at Earth Lotus Yoga

Good Afternoon, All

As we move full-swing into the heart of Summer, it's a great time to explore one of the niyamas ("observances") of Yoga - - Tapas or "heat" as a path to cleanse the body & mind. With that be said, I'm offering 3-sessions of Hot Yoga Vinyasa Flow on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, August 12th, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 19th, 6:00-7:30pm

Wednesday, August 26th, 6:00 - 7:30pm

You can purchase a special 3-class pass for $40 or a drop in for $15/class. Vinyasa-style sessions have limited adjustments as to keep the flow of movement in conjunction with the flow of breath. Please bring water and a towel with you to class.

See you on the mat!

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Donna says: "If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work." Thich Nhat Hahn
remember this......people might remember what you said but they will remember how you made them feel & I choose peace

wreck in Derry

DERRY – A wreck in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, on Tuesday afternoon sent one man to a Pittsburgh hospital with major injuries, said state police in Greensburg. read more on Tribune Democrat....

Little Learning Camp

NEW FLORENCE – The Little Learning Lamp at Laurel Valley Elementary School in New Florence will hold an open house and registration from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 137 Education Lane. more info on Tribune Democrat....

I can't remember if we've ever hit 1000.

I know we've come close on big news days, but for a relatively quiet day in Ligonier, this blog got 965 hits yesterday. Not bad guys!!!

Remember, being a part of this community effort is free so if you're a business in Ligonier, help us help you promote your business because we all benefit as we all do well. ;) Contact a Ligonier Living contributor and get connected through Ligonier Living.

a most amazing end to a terrible journey

Members of the two families, who did not know each other before the shooting, embraced each other following the verdict. They did not want to comment on the verdict.

Eleanor Chromy, the mother of the victim, gave Roseann Dugan, the mother of the man found guilty of his death, a prayer shawl Wednesday morning, according to Sottile.

Read more in the Tribune Democrat.

dogs from Da Burgh

sounds like this was fun.....

The picnic included food, an agility course for the dogs and goodies for the dogs and their owners donated by Del Monte, HBA Pet Products and Loyalhanna Veterinary Clinic in Stahlstown.

"I saw on the news and (once I went there) I saw that there was a Dogs from Da 'Burgh section, and I'm originally from Franklin Park," said Barbara Oksanen of Annandale, Va., who brought her nephew, Diego Arriaza, and her two dogs, Tyson, a boxer/husky mix, and Chester, a black Lab/Great Dane mix. Read more from the Tribune Review...

Good morning, Ligonier!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

They do still teach science, don't they?

Like things about light refraction? Prisms? etc.?

I don't know whether to laugh or break out the aluminum foil deflector beanies.

Hey, Missy. I finally had a chance to check out the music.

Folks, Missy sent this link to Her husband, Chris, has some tunes there. Check it out. I would say it's Christian rock - oh except that Booger Blues tune. ;)

Thanks, Missy!


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Antiques on the diamond

Love the window display! How cozy and inviting!
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Where are all the huge trailers going today? All day long they have gone by. Blue ones, tan ones, like worksite ones going out 711 South

Strictly Germ-proof

The post and comments about germs lurking in various places reminded me of this little poem that I first read years and years ago:

Strictly Germ-proof
by Arthur Guiterman

The Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylactic Pup
Were playing in the garden when the Bunny gamboled up;
They looked upon the Creature with a loathing undisguised;
It wasn't Disinfected and it wasn't Sterilized.

They said it was a Microbe and a Hotbed of Disease;
They steamed it in a vapor of a thousand-odd degrees;
They froze it in a freezer that was cold as Banished Hope
And washed it in permanganate with carbolated soap.

In sulphurated hydrogen they steeped its wiggly ears;
They trimmed its frisky whiskers with a pair of
hard-boiled shears;
They donned their rubber mittens and they took it by
the hand
And elected it a member of the Fumigated Band.

There's not a Micrococcus in the garden where they play;
They bathe in pure iodoform a dozen times a day;
And each imbibes his rations from a Hygienic Cup
The Bunny and the Baby and the Prophylactic Pup.

Offered with a grin. :-)

hey better pass a law to close the tanning salons

We don't want to look at melanomas and we sure don't want to have to pay for the health care of these "tanners", and of course - what about the children? ;) wink wink wink

The risk of melanoma -- the most lethal form of skin cancer -- increases by 75 percent when use of tanning devices starts before the age of 30, according to the findings, published in the British medical journal The Lancet Oncology. Source link.

Phone Forward

Anyone hear about the forward that is going around on cell phones? It says "There is a Ligonier girl missing named Jessica Rushmore disappeared from the Waterford Fair Monday night. Sen last with an older guy they say she was abducted...."

Township question?!

What are the rules in the Township for having a messy house/yard/area that is a sore on everyone's eyes? I was told that if it was a "yard sale" it was ok or would pass?!

Little bit of humor, we're all in the same boat, let's paddle together!

the Ginkomeister

Came home from Mellow Mike expecting the usual greeting from my feline companions, Kitty and Ginko. Kitty was there all lovey-dovey as usual but Ginko was MIA. That's not unusual. He's often goofing off under the plants in the dark or peering into the neighbor's fish pond but he always comes a few minutes later when I feign a walk around the yard and scoop him up for the night.

This time, no Ginko. Silence.

I searched and called - nothing. Little imp, I thought. Well, left the back porch light on and went to bed. I got up several times and looked at the back porch but nothing...just an empty porch. Where could he be? He's really not that brave. In fact yesterday before Mellow Mike I cracked up because Kitty was stalking turkeys and where was Ginko? On the back porch watching from the sidelines.

So, at 3am, I went out on the back porch steps and just sat there. I didn't want to call so as not to disturb the neighbors. Instead I just listened and there in the distance was a little tiny squeaky sound. I recognized it. It was Ginko. We call it the Michael Jackson meow. He has this little tiny high pitched sort of squeak.

I called and he answered. It sounded so far away but definitely from the woods. I went back inside grabbed a flashlight and put on some shoes and went out to the woods line. He continued answering me but didn't seem to be coming any closer. I couldn't tell if he was in there and just lost or maybe hurt and/or trapped. I looked at the woods and considered going in. Frankly, I was a bit of a wuss. I know we have bears and coyotes and who knows what else in those woods and going in alone in my robe with everyone else asleep was scary. I shined the light in but couldn't see him and also didn't want to scare him with the light. I figured, for now, my best move was to talk to him so he had direction and see if he could come on his own.

Then, I felt like I was gonna faint. Yoi. I made it back to the steps and sat down and listened. He called some more then I heard a crash through the brush and I thought the worst, that something was stalking him and had just taken him. Oh, Ginko, I felt like I had failed him because maybe if I had gone in I might have scared it away. I listened some more and watched - just silence and an empty yard. I went back inside and laid down. I couldn't take it so I got up yet again to go out and listen and who was at the back door? The Ginkomeister.

My theory is that he got stuck up in a tree and that crash was him coming down. He was really happy to be home and I hugged him with joy. This morning, he was dead tired and still sleeping when I went into the living room. I had to wake him - that's a change - but he woke up happy and doing the little Michael Jackson hellos like the little Ginkie sweetie terrorist imp that he is.

bellacool1 sent you a video: "Bob Hope Christmases with the troops"

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A fitting tribute to the great Bob Hope for his enduring dedication to entertaining our military personnel, especially at Christmastime.

Growing up watching the Bob Hope Christmas Specials, I have noticed a huge void of such televised tributes that he and others would perform, flying to wherever armed forces personnel were, to bring a bit of Home and Christmas cheer to those who needed it most. I know there are actors and entertainers that currently travel to the fronts to entertain. But we seem to have evolved away from such annual televised traditions.

I hope you enjoy these various clips. Perhaps they will elicit your own memories of watching the Bob Hope Specials. Or, perhaps you were in the audience, one of the proud that served. Bless You if you were.

Merry Christmas to all!
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euthanasia to save health care costs

Yes, being dead does save money, right? Afterall, who wants to pay for extended life? Those sick people have a lot of nerve.

I heard the other day of a case in Oregon - I can't find it so I'm not entirely sure if it's real, but it's interesting none the less. They have assisted suicide in Oregon. The case I heard of was a 50 year old male with prostrate cancer. His cancer treatment was rejected but he was offered pain killers and the cost of assisted suicide.

This is where I've always seen the "don't want to pay for the costs" argument going. When the anti-smoking campaign started making the argument that "we" shouldn't be forced to pay for the extra health care smokers cost the system, I saw it as a false argument and an easy slip into loss of liberty for all the wrong reasons. Once you make that argument stick, where do you then draw the next lines in the sand?

The next obvious target would be the obese, and then the real meat of the health cost issue would be the elderly. Extraordinary means to prolong life for just a short time, well why should we pay for THAT?

Now, stop right here and hear that I am not making that argument. I believe we have the liberty to smoke and get sick and die. I believe we have the liberty to get fat and get sick and die. I believe we have the liberty to get old, get sick and try to stay alive as long as we want to.

We have this liberty because we live in the land of the free and because as a free people living in a capitalistic system, we have created a health insurance system which spreads out the costs and allows us to opt into a premium paying program in which financial calamity is reduced and we have options for care if life choices or simple bad luck or genetics go against us.

Right now, we have the best system in the world for health care. We have safety nets for the poor and the elderly. We even have a fairly standard practice of hospitals taking care of folks who can't pay and then spreading those costs over the whole health care cost grid.

Is it perfect? No, but would it be better if we let government take it over? No. Flat out - no. Period, end of story.

We'd do more by standing up against the legal establishment and doing tort reform to reduce the overly burdensome cost of litigation and malpractice insurance. THAT'S what's wrong with our health care system.

BTW = if you think I am taking that euthanasia bit out of thin air, read this:

In an April 28 New York Times interview, the president spoke of having government guide a "very difficult democratic conversation" about "those toward the end of their lives [who] are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here." Read more....


This morning I was greeted by an email titled "Handbags".

It talked about how handbags have the potential to make you very sick. We just don't think about it. This applies to briefcases, book-bags and backpacks.
It made sense to me but I checked Snopes for a fact check anyway, and it added more support to the email.
It also highlighted one of my health peeves, diapers on counters. People sit kids on bank counters, food counters, any table, while they are conducting business or just trying to keep an eye on their kid. E-coli! Its like you taking off your shoes and sitting them on the kitchen counter. Get out the wipes!

With the flu becoming a large threat and making more people's immune systems weaker, we should think of everything to keep ourselves well.

HANDBAGS (One version of the story. Snopes is different.)

Have you ever noticed girls who set their handbags on public toilet floors, then go directly to their dining tables and set it on the table? Happens a lot! It's not always the 'restaurant food' that causes stomach distress. Sometimes 'what you don't know will hurt you'!

Read on.............Mom got so upset when guests came in the door and plopped their handbags down on the counter where she was cooking or setting up food. She always said that handbags are really dirty, because of where they have been. It's something just about every woman carries with them. While we may know what's inside our handbags, do you have any idea what's on the outside? Women carry handbags everywhere; from the office to public toilets to the floor of the car. Most women won't be caught without their handbags, but did you ever stop to think about where your handbag goes during the day.

'I drive a school bus, so my handbag has been on the floor of the bus a lot,' says one woman. 'On! The floor of my car, and in toilets.' 'I put my handbag in grocery shopping carts and on the floor of the toilet,' says another woman 'and of course in my home which should be clean.'

We decided to find out if handbags harbour a lot of bacteria. We learned how to test them at Nelson Laboratories in Salt Lake , and then we set out to test the average woman's handbag. Most women told us they didn't stop to think about what was on the bottom of their handbag. Most said at home they usually set their handbags on top of kitchen tables and counters where food is prepared. Most of the ladies we talked to told us they wouldn't be surprised if their handbags were at least a little bit dirty. It turns out handbags are so surprisingly dirty, even the microbiologist who tested them was shocked.

Microbiologist Amy Karen of Nelson Labs says nearly all of the handbags tested were not only high in bacteria, but high in harmful kinds of bacteria. Pseudomonas can cause eye infections, staphylococcus aurous can cause serious skin infections, and salmonella and e-coli found on the handbags could make people very sick.

In one sampling, four of five handbags tested positive for salmonella, and that's not the worst of it. 'There is fecal contamination on the handbags' says Amy. Leather or vinyl handbags tended to be cleaner than cloth handbags, and lifestyle seemed to play a role. People with kids tended to have dirtier handbags than those without, with one exception. The handbag of one single woman who frequented nightclubs had one of the worst contaminations of all. 'Some type of feces, or possibly vomit' says Amy.

So the moral of this story is that your handbag won't kill you, but it does have the potential to make you very sick if you keep it on places where you eat. Use hooks to hang your handbag at home and in toilets, and don't put it on your desk, a restaurant table, or on your kitchen counter top.

Experts say you should think of your handbag the same way you would a pair of shoes. 'If you think about putting a pair of shoes on your counter tops, that's the same thing you're doing when you put your handbag on the counter tops.' Your handbag has gone where individuals before you have walked, sat, sneezed, coughed, spat, urinated, emptied bowels, etc! Do you really want to bring that home with you?

The microbiologists at Nelson also said cleaning a handbag will help. Wash cloth handbags and use leather cleaner to clean the bottom of leather handbags.

This murder trial testimony sure is interesting.

Here's my favorite line:

"She contacted a Johnstown man who wired them $35, which they spent at a Chinese restaurant."

Read more in the Tribune Democrat.

We're human afterall.

Google warnings are gone, we must have passed the flesh and blood blog test. ;)

Good morning, Ligonier! Dear heavens, a bit dark and dreary today, aren't we?


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Donna says: "The secret of health both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles,but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."-The Buddha

remember this.....You show the way, so you don't have to be shown



*****chair massage at your doorstep this fall*****

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mellow Mike at the Ligonier Tavern tonight 6:30 to 9

The Partisan.
When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender,
this I could not do;
I took my gun and vanished.
I have changed my name so often,
I've lost my wife and children
but I have many friends,
and some of them are with me.

An old woman gave us shelter,
kept us hidden in the garret,
then the soldiers came;
she died without a whisper.

There were three of us this morning
I'm the only one this evening
but I must go on;
the frontiers are my prison.

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we'll come from the shadows.

Les Allemands e'taient chez moi, (The Germans were at my home)
ils me dirent, "Signe toi," (They said, "Sign yourself,")
mais je n'ai pas peur; (But I am not afraid)
j'ai repris mon arme. (I have retaken my weapon.)

J'ai change' cent fois de nom, (I have changed names a hundred times)
j'ai perdu femme et enfants (I have lost wife and children)
mais j'ai tant d'amis; (But I have so many friends)
j'ai la France entie`re. (I have all of France)

Un vieil homme dans un grenier (An old man, in an attic)
pour la nuit nous a cache', (Hid us for the night)
les Allemands l'ont pris; (The Germans captured him)
il est mort sans surprise. (He died without surprise.)

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we'll come from the shadows.

new from Earth Lotus

ChiRunning and ChiWalking Workshops
Saturday, October 31st & Sunday, November 1st

Good Afternoon, All

I'm very happy to announce that Earth Lotus Yoga is sponsoring ChiRunning & ChiWalking Workshops this Fall. These programs evolved from the principles of Tai Chi as a way to help you to create healthy, balanced and efficient movement. Lee Killpack from Lewisburg, PA will be offering both workshops on Saturday, October 31st (ChiRunning) and Sunday, November 1st (ChiWalking).

We need a minimum of (4) participants registered for each workshop in order for it to be offered. The session will cost about $150.00 (the price may fluctuate slightly depending on the number of participants). Each session will run about 4-6 hours, depending on the needs of the class.

REGISTRATION FOR THE WORKSHOPS IS DUE BY SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th. Please call or email if you're interested in attending. And forward this e-mail along to other interested parties. Below are further details in regards to both workshops. And check out to learn more about ChiRunning/ChiWalking.

Enjoy the sunshine!

saying hello to Sue Parker

Hi, Sue: I see you are in the contributors list! I saw the post on our sweet police dog. Hope the fundraiser is a success.

Bits and Pieces

Just wanted to let ya'll know that I've been blogging over at Bits and Pieces, my personal blog. It is going through some changes and finding it's soul, but till then it's a mix of bits and pieces of my life and interests. Pop on over, it's listed in the blog section :) Hope to see you there!

Nails by Erika

Wow, have I heard good stuff about her nail work :) So many people I know went to her to try it out and loved her work. :) Good to have a nail care place in town. I think we need to get her listed in our merchant section! I have yet to go to her, pinching pennies, but shall soon! You know this chick that is referred to often as "high maintenance" has never in my whole life had a pedicure!!!! I think I'm due :)

Your Support Is Needed!

This is Ando, the Ligonier Township Police Dog. He and his trainer, Officer Eric Eslary, need the support of everyone in Ligonier Valley to provide funds to offset the cost of Ando's medical care. Ando was diagnosed with cancer following his recent surgery. His first course of treatment occurred yesterday. The drug costs are considerable. Dr. Hank Croft is providing his care and doing his best to control costs as much as possible, but just to cover drug costs is a challenge. With treatment, Ando's disease should respond quite nicely allowing him more time and better quality of life. There are chances being sold to win a large basket donated by Dr. Croft at the Waterford Carnival this week to support Ando's care. Please take time to drop by the carnival grounds and buy a chance or just place a donation in the container at the Popcorn Wagon. In addition to the medical costs, there is another need in this situation. The current K-9 police car has high mileage and needs frequent repairs. Even though these are challenging financial times, please consider the service to the community provided by Ando and Officer Eslary and be as generous as you can! Ando's work was essential in two very recent drug operations in the surrounding area. Remember, he is a member of our local police force! we have the same loophole?

UK pub opens 'smoking research centre'

Posted Thu May 14, 2009 7:45am AEST

The landlady of a British pub has exploited a loophole in the country's smoking ban by opening a "smoking research centre" where drinkers can light up legally, reports said.

Locals at the Cutting Edge pub in Barnsley, northern England, must fill in a questionnaire on their smoking habits to satisfy legal requirements before sitting down for a drink and a cigarette in the centre. Read more in this ABCnews story.

So, do you think the Tavern could participate in some smoking research? wink wink wink

Gypsy opens this Friday

Mia Parillo as Louise ,Anita Pro Jacobs plays Mama Rose and Craig
Neizelski is Herbie

Much thanks to Bill Pribisco for submitting this great picture.

Apartment search

Yes, I'm always talking to people that need apartments, LOL. I'll keep looking at the paper, but I always trust word of mouth more! Love the small town :-p Thanks for the help before and now!!!

The Echo

Lately I have actually been diggin the Echo. It seems to be changing for the good. YES, I still miss certain things that Rick did, what can we say, he did an amazing job. I do miss seeing him camera in tow at any event or inkling of news! I like how the Echo is taking the survey thing from the School Newspaper. I find it interesting and something that includes the community. I had to laugh at last weeks comments..... The last one, wow. Look for Jim and Louise (Mammy and Grandpa) in this weeks survey:) I think we are getting back the old Echo, least in my imagination lol. Wouldn't it be cool to have a community section, where people could write up things, not letters to the editor, but actual articles?! My main thing is our wonderful community and how we keep it just that and engaged. We have a lot to offer.

area athelete makes the list at Duquesne U.

It includes freshman Laurie Barnhart, a Ligonier Valley graduate who participates in track and more in the Tribune Democrat.

on the school closure's not enough to simply call the study "garbage." If residents want to keep Laurel Valley open, they need to offer a viable facilities-consolidating alternative. Otherwise they're just whistling past the dump. Read more in the Tribune Review.

here's a bizarre story that passes through Ligonier

Eventually Dugan told police that he shot Chromy as the two were out walking, Consiglio said, adding there were six different stories told to police.

Following the shooting, Dugan and Hawk stole Chromy’s car and drove to Johnstown, where they sold the gun.

They continued on to Pittsburgh after stopping at a Sheetz in Ligonier, where they were caught on video cameras. They checked themselves into the Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, where they were arrested a few days later. Read the Tribune Democrat

Ligonier makes it into the PG Celebrations Spotlight

He even drove us to an alternative location in Ligonier almost an hour away to get more pictures. When we pulled into town, the clouds parted and gave way to brilliant sun and blue skies . . . I cried!

we are awaiting a spam review by Google

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Good morning, Ligonier!


Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm not gonna say a thing. ;)

where are the Fords?

Dear Diane,

I wanted to post a suggestion for Ligonier residents who wanted to see the classic Fords in town today. Don't hurry to town to see them because as of 3:00 today there was 1 car there. It was a very nice car but there was only 1. There was all this hype all week that there was going to be all these cars at Holy Trinity today until 4 pm. NOT!!!!!!!!!! I even left work early so I could see them but as of 3 today they were all gone. So why they made such a big deal I will never know. As a Ford enthusiast I was very disappointed.

Thanks for listening to me complain,


Ligonier Township Resident

tolerance for freedom of speech

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While protesters rallied in his support, the owner of a Concord Mills kiosk that sells conservative merchandise said he met with the mall's manager Sunday to see what arrangements can be made for him to remain after his lease expires Friday. Read more...

It's no secret that I am a defender of freedom of speech. I find this merchant's situation very interesting. Now, he is allowed by law to sell these political items. Of course, the owner of the mall has the right to discriminate for reasons which are not prohibited by law. That means, the owner of the mall, in my opinion, could force the merchant to go elsewhere and that, too, is an expression of liberty.

Customers of the mall may exercise their freedom and choose to shop elsewhere or put pressure on the mall's owner to renew the lease on the kiosk.

One reader raises the issue of whether other stores sold anti-Bush or other political items. I say, who cares. The owner of the mall has the right to express his politics as does the kiosk merchant. I have to think the merchant would find another good location and with all this publicity, his items should sell like hotcakes.

The great thing about liberty is that we aren't forced to agree. We can duke it out till kingdom come. ;)

cool furniture at The Curiosity Shop on West Main

needs some work but very interesting piece

cool furniture at The Curiosity Shop on West Main

just clean - keep the stressed look and just recover the cushions

cool furniture at The Curiosity Shop on West Main

looks like McGregor is opening an office

on West Main where Howard Hanna used to be

Ligonier Radio back on the air!!

HA! Sorry about that Diane.....The Blob That Ate Ligonier Radio.
Thanks to Tom Mizikar, we're back on the air as of 12:10PM.
I have a back-up system (which we didn't have before) on the way. Another $1500 bucks! Soooo, we love our advertisers....if anyone's been thinking about's the time. Keep Ligonier Radio on the air and support our back-up system! HA.
I love radio and love doing it for the community.

Vera Bradley Mini Hipster Special TODAY ONLY $18! Regularly $45

Great deal on the Mini Hipster!!!

Looking for a cute new bag? You'll like our Mini Hipster ... and the price. It's on sale for $18 (reg: $45) today only!

Colors on sale:
Daisy Daisy, Mediterranean White, Frankly Scarlet, Night Owl, Pinwheel Pink*, Mod Floral Blue

*10% of Vera Bradley's net proceeds from the sale of products in Pinwheel Pink will be donated to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer and other breast cancer projects and services. Visit

Ligonier Radio off the air due to power spike. Will be back tomorrow with good tunes!

Hi Diane,
The power outage in Ligonier this morning apparently caused a strong enough spike to clobber the power supply in our radio station computer. We have new equipment being overnighted and should be back in operation within 24 hours.
Apologies to all the listeners that also read the blob here. I know there's a lot of them from seeing the servers hitting the station.
Best Ligonier Wishes,
Ron Adams
Ligonier Radio
West Main Street

Daniel Tiger

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On the Merry Go Round

As I clean I listen to Squirrel Nut Zippers and this is a fav!

My scarecrow this year looks like a ninja. it will really keep varmets out!

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No power up on washington

No power up on washington st all my neighbors are without.

Good morning, Ligonier!


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Donna says: "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."- Winston Churchill

remember this.....a pessimist is never disappointed (laughter is healing)


Sunday, July 26, 2009

lovely evening for a band concert

I have to say the entire weekend was one of those that make me happy to live in Ligonier. Felt like Whoville or maybe Oz. LOL


Dark areas on the South side of East Main Street are dangerous

This is what I look like after a fall on the very dark side of the 200 Block of East Main Street near the corner of Cypress at 10:40 PM Friday night. First I was scared to walk home on the dark section from Ivy's when I saw a man who wasn't a local or looked like a I asked Lisa if she would keep her phone on until I got home...well only a few minutes later I called to say I was on the ground and bleeding. Thanks to Lisa, Anthony and Clay who all came to my rescue... Lisa drove me home where she cleaned me up as best as possible. I called 911 and Chief Berger checked on me, then left me with a capable officer, then the EMT's came to offer assistance. I didn't have double vision so I really didn't think a trip to the hospital was needed. On good advise, I took tylenol, used a cold compress and orange juice (as I felt weak). The bleeding finally stopped around 1AM...there sure is a lot of blood from facial and scalp wounds. Lisa called me at 5:30 am to see how I was doing and the good part was I felt pretty good. I have a strawberry on my knee, a bruised left finger and palm and am sporting a cut and eye catching swollen and bruised eye.

This is not the first time I have been afraid to walk alone on the dark side of the 200 block...the trees need trimmed away from the street lights and I would suggest the residents and business owners leave some lights on as I understand they are responsible for accidents caused by bad it would help if there was some light. (The cost of electricity is minimal in contrast to paying for medical treatment)

I know there was worry about lighting for outdoor dining by the solicitor...but I think there is more to worry about on East Main where there are walkers day and night.
I am a little headachy and a little shaky after "Leaving my DNA on the streets of Ligonier"

Mountain man

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Windy chilly sprinkling day!

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Look how nice!
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Abigails open sunday hours?

What time does abigails open today?
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Good morning, Ligonier!

The booths are gone and the town is at rest. I was in and out of town yesterday and it sure looked to me like there were lots of people having fun and enjoying the fresh air and shopping. ;)


Guess where

Can anyone guess where this *hint* church was and still is?
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