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Applications for the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County scholarships for the Class of 2021 are now being accepted. Online applications will be accepted until noon on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.

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“I’d been visiting Madison since around the year 2000, coming to the Fiery Foods Festival at Thomas Family Winery,” says Matt Stokes, explaining how he discovered our delightful little corner of the world. “I had a friend up in Indy who came down to share his special hot sauce, and he brough…

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The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Drive will get a boost this weekend when Bloomington-based Bender Lumber Co. will offer a series of matching gifts that could double every dollar dropped into kettles in eight Southern Indiana counties on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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To keep everyone safe while still supporting some of the area’s neediest residents, the annual We Help. We Heal. We Hope. fundraiser for Safe Passage will move to a virtual format this year with an online auction.

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The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has a number of dogs and cats and kittens available for adoption including the final two siblings from a litter of black kittens.

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The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has a number of dogs and cats and kittens available for adoption including the final two siblings from a litter of black kittens.

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“That was my son Gibson and me,” answered Jason Wells, when I said I seemed to remember a father and son duo who used to come to Madison and play at the American Legion fairly often.

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“Growing up in my family we were discouraged from listening to hard rock and metal music,” says Jerry Girton (stage name Jerry King). “Mom was a huge Elvis fan, plus Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson, Bobby Darin, all those guys, so that’s what I cut my teeth on.

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

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Bet the chances are good that when you go to see live music in Madison, you’re going to see Danny Lee Cook holding down that tight bass line. I don’t care if it’s Jimmy Davis Band, Jordan Wilson Coalition, Amy Noel Band or the rock-a-zombie sensations the Newly Dedz, Danny does it all with aplomb.

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

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With the approach of colder weather, the Salvation Army of Madison is preparing for operation of the Madison Winter Shelter but that will take community support and volunteers, said the group’s Facebook page.

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

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The Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County (CFMJC) has received a $100,000 Community Leadership Grant as part of the seventh phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) initiative.

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

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Paul and Margaret Carlow, 743 West Main Street, Madison, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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Berry Burleson is one of those guys who’s been on the music scene for close to 50 years. He played drums for his first bar gig at Possum’s Pub (now Shipley’s) in a band called R.A. Sloane and Company, back when he was 14 years old.

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We have some great band names here in the Madison area. We have Jerry King & the Rivertown Ramblers, (playing at Thomas Family next weekend.) Hoosier Daddy (who’s yer daddy?) plays up at L&L Lounge quite often. The house band at Thomas Family Winery goes by the bawdy moniker The Ragg…

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Just a side note: This column is “Number 100” since I started writing these back in October 2018. We owe a debt of gratitude to then-editor Maggie Hillery and publisher Curt Jacobs for their vision and faith in our burgeoning music scene.

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As I prepare for these columns and interview literally dozens of musicians who grew up learning and performing around Madison, the humble Nex-Dor Lounge has emerged as a nexus of local musical history. (The Nex-Dor was the popular hotel bar at the Best Western on Clifty Drive for many decades.)

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We did a story on Tim Brickley back in September of 2019, but I thought it would be interesting to catch up with him in the midst of this whole virus shutdown. For those of you who don’t know Tim, he lives in Indy but actually plays down here in Madison very frequently.

To help promote Indiana’s Disability Awareness Month, Southeastern Indiana Independent Living Center in Vevay is hosting a Disability Awareness Open House March 6.

Pope John Elementary School is one of 34 schools to receive school supply packs from Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Retailer.

Restoring pollinator habitat in forests will be the topic of a free presentation Monday, March 2, at Ivy Tech Community College. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. as a meeting of the Big Oaks Conservation Society, the volunteers who work with Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge.

In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March, King’s Daughters’ Health is providing free take-home, DNA-based colon cancer testing kits through its physician/providers who care for adult patients.