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Unique holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list

(StatePoint) One of the best ways to ensure you give thoughtful, meaningful holiday gifts is by consulting gift guides that offer unique ideas for everyone on your list. Whether you’re shopping for a fashionista or an athlete, get inspired to make the holiday season brighter for your loved ones with the following ideas: • For book worms: Give the book worms in your life a gift that keeps on giving with a three-month, six-month or 12-month subscription to Book of the Month. Membership can be tailored, as users can pick from five popular selections every month, select one or more books at a time, or even defer their choice until the following month. • For music makers: Regardless of their skill level, musicians deserve a powerful, portable and versatile keyboard. Designed for music lo...
TALKING TURKEY
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TALKING TURKEY

The Paper sent its intrepid reporters far and wide to come up with the inside scoops on all things Thanksgiving! So before you stuff yourself, unbuckle the belt and lay back to watch the Detroit Lions lose another football game, here are some interesting tidbits about today’s turkey day! Brown Friday According to the good folks at Rot-Rooter, Black Friday is one of the busiest days for plumbers. That’s because lots of food, scraps and grease go down the drain – and some of that ends up clogging things up. In addition to that, some houses have extra guests, so all those showers and demand adds up. Seafood for Thanksgiving? It’s highly unlikely that turkey was on the menu at the very first Thanksgiving. In fact, given the location on the east coast, it’s far more certain tha...
This local soldier had one of the most unique funerals in our county
Columnists, Karen Zach

This local soldier had one of the most unique funerals in our county

By Karen Zach An interesting, but far too short of a life was that of John Clark Maxwell’s.  His desire was to serve his country and that he did in back-to-back enlistments. Born on a farm near Crawfordsville, he joined a large family with two full brothers, George and Ira (who died as a teen), three half brothers (Frank, Harry and Fred) and three sisters (Ellen, Mary and Clara Bell).  His father was a farmer but also did work for the county in various capacities, including assessing and one job of “road construction viewer.”  John was the son of John Clark Maxwell (whose mother was a Clark) and Catherine Pierce, his father passing at age 55 and his mother remaining a widow for 30 years before her death.  Oddly, John married Alva Glover (born 2 July 1879 in Fincas...
BBB gives shopping tips for holiday deals
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BBB gives shopping tips for holiday deals

Black Friday is widely accepted as the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Events kick off on November 26, followed by Small Business Saturday the next day. Online retailers and digital deals step into the spotlight for Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday encourages consumers to donate to the causes they care about while buying for themselves and loved ones. These four days launch the holiday season for businesses and consumers alike, but with so much happening, life can quickly become hectic. That’s why your Better Business Bureau has tips for each event in this Holiday Helper guide. Black Friday While it’s the busiest shopping day of the year, many retailers begin their Black Friday sales on Thursday evening. Long lines and frenzied crowds don’t deter shoppers hunting fo...
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Board of Works and Public Safety

Meeting Agenda     The City of Crawfordsville Indiana Nov 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. City Building 300 E Pike St Crawfordsville, IN 47933 I. Approval of the minutes from Nov. 17, 2021. II. Approval of the claims for the week of Nov. 22, 2021. III. Old Business IV. New Business A. A request from the Rotary Club to sell hot chocolate at the Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 5 B. Barry Lewis, Code Enforcement Officer, with work order requests • 1009 Tuttle Avenue – Papa Tanny, LLC. • 510-512 W. Market Street – Bedried & Ajet Rushani V. Miscellaneous VI. Department Heads VII. Adjournment
INDOT reminds drivers of Indy construction ahead of Thanksgiving holiday
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INDOT reminds drivers of Indy construction ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

The Indiana Department of Transportation is reminding drivers of some construction projects ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend travel. Around 50 million Americans are expected to hit the road this weekend for Thanksgiving travel, according to AAA. INDOT is asking drivers to plan ahead and pay attention on the roads. Below is a list of current construction projects that will have impacts to holiday travel: • North Split Project (Marion County): I-65 through Downtown Indianapolis is closed to traffic. For thru traffic, use the posted detour on I-465. o Market Street will reopen briefly for the Thanksgiving weekend. o St. Clair Street is closed through December 3. o Ohio Street is closed through December 3. • I-69 Finish Line (Morgan, Johnson, Marion Counties): State ...
SafeAuto launches sober driving campaign to give drivers safe ways to celebrate this holiday season
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SafeAuto launches sober driving campaign to give drivers safe ways to celebrate this holiday season

While many Americans celebrated the holidays at home last year, more families are expected to travel and gather once again, which could lead to an uptick in drunk driving. A new national survey of over 1,900 US adults ages 21+, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of SafeAuto, reveals 40 percent of Americans ages 21-34 say they are more likely to drive after consuming alcohol over the holidays than other times of the year. The survey also found more than 6 in 10 Americans ages 21+ (62%) worry they’ve been a passenger in a vehicle when they’ve known the driver has had too much to drink, while 49% of those 21-34 say they themselves have regretted driving after having too much to drink. To encourage drivers to celebrate safely, SafeAuto is launching the We Got You: Drive Sober Ge...
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Spread holiday cheer through gifts that give back

(Family Features) The holiday season is a time to spread cheer, spend time with loved ones and give back to those in need in both small and big ways. Individuals are often inspired this time of year to help transform the world into a better place by contributing, donating and fundraising for communities, both locally and abroad. This year, this global movement of generosity and compassion is all the more significant. The COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing conflicts and escalating crises around the world have had devastating impacts on children. In its historic 75th year of lifesaving work, UNICEF has made gifts available this holiday season that can help make the world better for children. Through UNICEF Market, an online collection of gifts including jewelry, apparel, home decor, holiday d...