We have a lot of wonderful seniors who will be graduating from Gibraltar High School in less than a month. There is a baccalaureate service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Stella Maris Parish in Fish Creek.
We will celebrate their accomplishments and wish them God's speed for their future. Come and support them!
Word has reached Ephraim that Cecelia Jo Parrish Hardin (Jo) died on Dec. 12, 2012. She and Judge Adlai S. Hardin have a place on Anderson Lane as well as New York City, where he served until his retirement in May 2009. They were married for 46 years and are longtime members of the Ephraim Historical Foundation.
To get all the relationships correct, Judy Hardin Baumgarten was Adlai's sister and related to Tiggy Baumgarten Shields.
Adlai's father was grandson to Vice President Adlai Stevenson and a gifted artist and sculptor; he carved the second memorial pole in Peninsula State Park, as well as two sculptures in the Ephraim Moravian Church - the praying man and the Moravian seal. The Hardin roots are very deep in Ephraim.
Congrats to all the Ephraimites who braved the Half Marathon and 5K runs last weekend! Susan Reynolds-Smith ran a 9:36 minute pace in the Half Marathon; others participating were Tracey Fitzgerald, Julia Chomeau, Chris Bennett, Amie Brey and Alicia Mulliken, all doing really well.
In the 5K, Norma Hager placed first in her age group; others running the 5K from Ephraim were Jaclyn Moeri, Cindy and Bruce Nelson, and Abigail Fitzgerald. Way to go, everyone!
The Hardy Gallery is looking for artists and community members to submit an original 6-by 6-inch work for this year's canvas project. You can submit work in any medium: Past submissions have included photography, three-dimensional and sculptural work, fiber work, painting, drawing, even writing.
Free canvases for the project are available at the Artists Guild (Sturgeon Bay) the Hardy Gallery office (Ephraim) and the Dahl Law Firm (Sister Bay). All canvas artwork submissions are due no later than June 24.
To encourage the public's participation, two free community paint sessions are scheduled to take place from 1 to 3 p.m. June 9 and 4:30 to 6 p.m. June 13 at the Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay. The sessions are free but advanced registration is required to ensure adequate space and supplies.
Call the Hardy at (920) 854-2210 to make your reservation. No previous experience is necessary and all supplies and canvases will be provided (one free canvas is available to each participant; additional canvases will be available to purchase).
Jody Thiell returned from a great tour in the East, including Washington, D.C. The highlight of her trip was going to the Smithsonian Craft Show and seeing Wence and Sandra Martinez from Jacksonport with their weaving booth there. It was their first time participating, and Jody was so impressed with their weavings as well as all the other artwork.
The Universalist Unitarian Fellowship will host an afternoon jazz concert with the Petra van Nuis Quartet of Chicago at 3 p.m. May 19. Van Nuis will be performing an eclectic mix of classic jazz and standards accompanied by guitarist Andy Brown, double bassist Joe Policastro, and drummer Bob Rummage.
Petra van Nuis performs around the world, and her sidemen have performed and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Barbra Streisand, the Four Freshmen, George Shearing and Lou Rawls. The concert is free and open to the public.
A reception with the musicians will follow the performance. For more information, call (920) 854-7559.
Birthdays this week include Ann Buth and Melissa Ripp (May 12), Kim Olson and Arnold Sohns (May 13), Doug Schultz (May 14), George Burr (May 15), Joyce Jahn (May 17), and Amelia Crane (May 18).