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Newsletter 2-17-2016 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

February News

The Unadilla Area Fund met Tuesday, February 9, in the Library,

to discuss the Groundhog Celebration. Everyone agreed it was a

great turnout and not too many things went wrong. A speaker needs

to be chosen for 2017 and Sue reported she has names of more

vendors to contact. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!

Greta Leach of the Nebraska Community Foundation was also

present. She reviewed our procedures and spoke about charitable

giving to support our community. The Fund will meet again on

April 5 to discuss items for the Unadilla BBQ, and dedicating the

new Walk Path at the Park/Arboretum. The meetings are always

open to the public. (The minutes can be found above, just click

on the "Community" tab above.)

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Don't miss the upcoming Painting Class.  It will be held on Saturday, February 20th, @9:00 in the Community Center.  Instructor:   Sharon Demaree.  Cost:  $25.  All supplies are furnished.  Refreshments will be served.  Come let your creative side show.  If interested, stop in to the library to sign up or call Sue Saathoff at (402) 828-4455.)


Continued get well wishes to Bill Davis and Peggy Leefers.

How well do you know Nebraska towns?

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Here are your clues:

1. Common question following "No, you can't."

2. Brand of sporting equipment.

3. Damages Indian weapon.

4. Green Acres pig.

5. Color of blue.

6. Napoleon met his.

7. Crystal H20.

8. Home of Johnny Carson.

9. No frills look.

10. 100% silver.

(Answers at the bottom of this newsletter.)

Signs of Spring!

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Bob Brandt sent in this photo of the sedum coming to life in one of the

planter boxes on Main Street.

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This little pheasant was spotted by Bob Wilhelm northeast of town.

Don't forget Jan Maloy's retirement party on

February 24th!

We will be changing the display in the History Room to remember

the Unadilla Centennial Celebration in 1971 (Unadilla will be

145 this June!) Several of the photos taken by Alex Hussey will

be on display. If you still have costumes you made, we would love

for you to display them. Also any photos you would like to share will

be included in the display.

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2-18   Jay Jensen, Makenzy Walker

2-20   Babette McWilliams, Rebecca Harder

2-21   Dean Achen, Jan Moore, Ron Johnson, Charlee Luff

2-23   Jason Schomerus


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Bess Streeter Aldrich 135th Birthday Celebration

Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 2 to 5 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary birthday cake and punch

after a guided tour of the author’s historic home.

Bess Streeter Aldrich House

204 East F St., Elmwood

Adults $5, children ages 6-11 $3, free for ages 5 & under

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Lofte Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition February 28

Manley, NE [February 15, 2016] -  The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley has announced that it will hold its annual meeting and volunteer recognition event on Sunday, February 28 at 2pm.  2016 marks the 40th season for the theater and this year is being touted as the “Ruby Jubilee.”  

The Board of Directors invites anyone who has volunteered their time (ushers, parkers, actors, set-builders, etc.) made a donation or even attended a show over the years.  This is a family-friendly event and children are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert says, “The memories of the last forty years are like a tidal wave, so many people, so many stories and so much history.  However, my greatest satisfaction is seeing the family and friends of a performer rush the stage after a show and tell an actor how much they enjoyed a performance.  It’s a feeling of self worth that can last someone a lifetime.”

Lofte Treasurer Ken Patry will present financials.  Ticket Booth Manager, Jean Colbert will give an attendance report.  Elections will be held for board vacancies.  Kevin Colbert will review 2015 and present previews of 2016 and 2017 seasons.  The Lofte will also acknowledge the three most valued volunteers for the past year.    


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The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be hosting a special "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp", for fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, and ukulele players. Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will be featured.  The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt.  Each participant will receive a copy of Deborah's latest publication, the Celtic Fiddler's Song Book.

The camp will be on Wednesday, March 9  - Friday, March 11, from 9 AM to 1 PM.  You can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or all 3 days.

On Wednesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation.  We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords.  You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun.

On Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets.  Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of the day, just in case your ears need the help.

On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments.

One day:                $60.00
Two days:               $110.00 ($55 per day)
Three days:     $150.00 fee for 3 days. ($50 per day)

For more information, and to register, click on the following link:

Enrollment for the "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp" is limited. E-mail Deborah  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you have any questions.

Irish Music Concert

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Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 13, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.   Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, folk harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and recorders. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.

Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago.  Their performance on March 13 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.

The concert will be downstairs, and  followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, and $1.00 for children. Seating is limited.For more information, write to  Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.

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