It has been an adventurous week. The best part for me was when our new granddaughter arrived. Parents of Tapaynga Rebel are our son Tom and his wife, Tasha. She joins siblings Jacob, Dylan, Brooklyn, Ty and Korbyn. This little bundle from heaven arrived at 3:14 a.m. Tuesday.
Her grandmother Mary Spence also greeted the new arrival.
Driving into town Wednesday amid the fresh inch or two of snow we got overnight I noticed a big gash in the ice on Green Bay. Finally, we are close to breaking up.
On Monday, I attended the Peninsula Players play reading at Björklunden.
The play was about a general in the Civil War and his choices when two black slaves showed up on his doorstep at the fort. It was wonderfully done and a pleasure to attend on a cold rainy night. Many are hoping this play appears on the list for future Peninsula Players fare.
The Northern Door YMCA Spring Dance Recital will be held at Gibraltar High School at 2 p.m. April 21. Dancers of all ages from pre-kindergarten to high school will dance under the instruction of Andria Nikoupolis.
In the search for local heroes, eighth-grade students at Gibraltar Middle School have been asking themselves the question, "Have I become a hero?" during their Social Studies class with their teacher, Mrs. Mittermann. Students have been reviewing articles in community publications to find inspiration for writing about local heroes they admire, and identifying characteristics that make someone a hero.
In English class, with teacher Ms. Hermann, students presented speeches about a hero they have researched.
The students will spend next week working with Dan Keding to use the art of storytelling to bring their writing about heroes to life.
Keding is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, author and musician who has been featured at some of the most prestigious storytelling events in the U.S., Great Britain, Ireland and Canada. He has more than a dozen award-winning recordings and five books published.
Join Keding and the students for an inspiring evening at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Door Community Auditorium. Hear his incredible tales and the heroic voices of the Gibraltar Class of 2017 as they share their stories about heroes. This event is free and open to the public.
Thought this may be newsworthy. St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Juddville is having a rummage/bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and April 20.
Proceeds go to Malaria Relief in Africa.