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I’ve long maintained that any music happening within a half hour drive of Madison is worthy of mention in this column. That’s why I always include the music out at Stream Cliff Farm, and also anything of note happening up the way in Vevay.

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The 2021 Broadway School Celebration runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in the area around Gaines Park at the north end of Broadway Street in downtown Madison.

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More than two decades have passed since Madison’s first Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day, but in that time Shirley Kloepfer has seen the difference the event has made in the community. The 20th celebration takes place this Saturday outside Eggleston Community Building — home of La Casa Amiga …

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Historic Madison Inc. has partnered with Discover Indiana, to release a new online tour of Madison — “Madison: The Heart of the American Story,” — that will focus on 10 places in the National Historic Landmark district and tell how American history flows through Madison from pioneer times to…

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Applications are currently being accepted for Leadership Jefferson County, a program with the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County to help develop leadership skills within the community.

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I knew I’d written a previous column on Brent and Catherine Evans, otherwise known by their stage names Jhonnie & Sallie, right before they moved to town. So I went looking for it in my files, thinking it had to be at least a year ago. I found it, dated Feb. 4, 2021.

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In perhaps the biggest fall festival weekend of the year, there are a number of events on tap locally for Saturday with a few carrying over to Sunday. Here’s a look at the schedule:

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Being a small community doesn’t keep Canaan from putting on a great festival annually, and this year’s Canaan Fall Festival is coming up this weekend.

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If you’ve ever seen Michael Cleveland perform, you can stop reading now. I know you already have this Saturday’s show circled in red on your calendar. I’ll see you there!

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For more than 150 years, there has annually been a Chelsea Jubilee, and it seems a miracle of sorts that it’s the oldest continuous festival in Indiana.

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This is a tale of two bands, both with strong ties to the Madison music scene. The first band is headlining the Rockin’ on the River event at Bicentennial Park on Saturday. The second band will be singing their swan song this Saturday at Thomas Family Winery. Let’s start with the former.

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A year after being canceled by COVID-19 like most other community festivals, Vevay’s Swiss Wine Festival is back in 2021.

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For Ginger Sexton, Neavill’s Grove — the shady meeting place northwest of Madison between Smyrna and Volga on West Deputy Pike — is a special place. “I love the Grove,” she said. “It takes me back in time with the big beech trees and the beautiful surroundings.”

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The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has a variety of kittens that have been neutered and are ready to go home in addition to a number of dogs and cats also available for adoption.

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“The name 67 Sun is all about the birth of music in my life. In 1967 I was a young boy living in Dallas, and I have this euphoric recollection of the bright, warm Kodachrome yellow days of my youth,” says Robert Reynolds, explaining the origins of the name of his new band.

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Jefferson County Public Library will participate in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, an educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks.

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The month of August is dedicated to bringing awareness to Child Support Services in Indiana. Many residents are not aware they can contact their local prosecutor for assistance with enforcing child support orders.

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Jeff Krotke and B.J. Walls don’t compete in many barbecue competitions — this year’s visit to Madison was just their second to the Madison Ribberfest BBQ and Blues cook-off — but on Saturday they came away as the overall winners of the Indiana State Championship sanctioned by the Kansas City…

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A new scholarship has been established for a Madison Consolidated High School senior based on one family’s appreciation for the city and the local school corporation, it was announced at Madison School Board on Wednesday.

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Jefferson County’s Purdue Extension Homemakers will hold their 26th annual Jefferson County Scholarship Quilt Show on Sept. 10-11 at the Fairgrounds Community Building.

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The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has a number of dogs, cats and kittens available for adoption.

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“To earn your Eagle Scout rating you have to do a community project,” explains Hunter Getz. “To fund your community project, you have to raise the money, that’s part of the process. And I couldn’t think of a better way to raise money than a benefit concert. It seems like it always circles ba…

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The City of Madison has launched a monthly e-newsletter that Hannah Fagen, the city’s Director of Community Relations, said will provide monthly recaps “of the exciting things happening in City Hall.”

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INDIANAPOLIS — State officials have lifted a moratorium on feeding birds in 76 Indiana counties — including Jefferson and Switzerland — as an investigation continues into how songbirds are dying.

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“I still have my 502 area code, JD Shelburne proudly tells me, as I reach him by phone on the road. “My Nashville friends all kid me and say I should get a Nashville number, but I tell them my Taylorsville, Kentucky, roots are deep and I’m sticking with it forever.”

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The summer of 2021 is nearing its end, but some of the most popular festivals and events will be gearing up over the next month — like the Madison Ribberfest BBQ and Blues and Swiss Wine festivals as well as the Neavill’s Grove Old Settlers Meeting — as summer winds down.

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“Jordan has the total package,” says Jerry Wade, owner of Mad Paddle Brewery. “You know, I get a lot of musicians who come through here, even some awesome Nashville talent. And many of them have the great voice. Some have the powerful stage presence. But very few have it all together. The fi…

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The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has a number of dogs and cats available for adoption in addition to numerous kittens that will be available over the next several weeks.

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Jessica Spiess has been named the Director of Programs for Historic Madison Inc., replacing Rhonda Deeg, who had held the position for nearly seven years.

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