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A local spot reopens!

[Note: sorry if this is a repeat, but WordPress is acting up and the previous time I tried to post this, it wouldn’t load.

If you’re from Danville, you know that one sure sign that it’s going to be getting warmer is the opening of Hunter’s Dairy Freez. It’s like Punxatawney Phil, but it always means the end of winter. So, yesterday was the first day of Hunter’s, and we were there – including my niece Leah who decided it was high-time she had some ice cream to celebrate Hunter’s open doors.

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She’s just too cute, isn’t she?

Here’s another one:

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So as you go outside and see snow piles, don’t worry – summer’s alsmost here, I can feel it!

Fire on Spruce Street

fire17dddI try not to get too preachy about things, but I have a prayer/good vibes request for all of you out there.

Yesterday, a home in my neighborhood caught fire and the family lost pretty much everything. If you could send your thoughts/prayers/good vibes to them, I would appreciate it.

It’s always devastating to hear about these things, but this one hits so close to home – literally – it genuinely shook me up.

Luckily, no people were injured. However, some of the family’s pets did not make it.

Thanks, everyone! And especially thanks to the fire personnel who were able to contain the fire!

Frozen photos

We’ve all talked about how it’s cold.

But sometimes you just have to see it to believe it. There’s nothing like seeing the icicles form to see how freaking cold it really is.

Yesterday, there was a fire in Danville, and our photographer captured the chill perfectly:

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Around the country, it was much the same story, as illustrated is ABCNews.com “The Week In Photos:

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Ann Arbor firefighters work to put out a fire that engulfed Happy’s Pizza in Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 7, 2014. Firefighters worked for several hours in temperatures that dipped to minus 15 degrees to extinguish the blaze at the pizza shop. No injuries were reported. (Melanie Maxwell/The Ann Arbor News/AP Photo)

Bundled up against the minus 5-degree temperatures in Pittsburgh, a couple walks past a storefront advertising a European Wax Center, Jan. 7, 2014. A high of 2 degrees is called for on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

Bundled up against the minus 5-degree temperatures in Pittsburgh, a couple walks past a storefront advertising a European Wax Center, Jan. 7, 2014. A high of 2 degrees is called for on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

A person struggles to cross a street in blowing and falling snow, as the Gateway Arch appears in the distance, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

A person struggles to cross a street in blowing and falling snow, as the Gateway Arch appears in the distance, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

Stay warm, people!

Danville Halloween parade – donuts and more

Last night was the Danville Halloween parade, and anybody who’s anybody in Danville was there, duh.

That includes the Bowmans and the Wislocks! (We happen to have spots near each other’s so I know this for a fact- and yes, in Danville, you have parade route “spots”)

It was good – we couldn’t stay for the whole thing because my niece (photos of her in her Halloween costume coming next week!) was getting restless and cold, but the good portion we saw was really good.

Lots of floats and plenty of goodies for everyone!

Here’s some highlights from our photographer:

And my personal favorite highlight comes from Brandt Bowman, whose dad, city editor Bill Bowman, took this photo of him eating the munchkins given away by Dunkin Donuts.

BXYY21KCMAAxYy7Have a good weekend, everyone!

Danville mural update

Work on the Danville mural continues, with many of the projects details being solidified.

I think the mural brings together many of the important aspects of the town’s history and it’s current state to create a nice picture.

Here’s a look:

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Head to the corner of Mill Street and Route 11 to check it out!

Danville mural well underway

One thing that’s got everyone in Danville excited is the new mural going up near Mill Street.

It’s being put up right now, with detail work to continue, it looks like.

I can’t wait to see it complete

It’s a history based mural, which I like because Danville does have a rich history.

Here’s a big picture, in two parts:

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Now here’s a detail shot of the flowers/person:

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Very exciting! I can’t wait to see it done!

Back to class in the Valley

Yesterday was a bittersweet milestone in my family. My baby sister, 10 years younger than me and my older sister, started her senior year of high school.

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She apparently gave my mom a hard time about taking the photo, but then after Facebook became flooded with traditional first-day pics of her classmates, posted by their moms – she calmed down.

My little girl is growing up!

If I could say one thing to her and her schoolmates, it’s: enjoy it. You can’t get it back later. And it’ll go so fast,

Have a great year to all students returning to classes’

Danville Band preview

Last  week I got to visit a local band camp and talk about preparations for the coming football season.

Then on Thursday, I got to see one in action – marching their way across the field in a preview show for parents and community members.

My sister is a saxophone player in the Danville High School band, so of course we were all there!

The show is Disney-themed and they did a good job with it. I’m pretty partial to Disney, so that may be a bit biased, though.

Anyway, Football season starts in less than two weeks – so get your stadium seat cushions ready!

Here’s some shots from the band preview – and here’s  Vine of one of the songs – which was a medley of Disney ballads, including “Beauty and the Beast.”20130819-085515.jpg

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Allison’s there on the far right, in the purple shirt. I can’t believe she’s already a senior in high school!!

Duck Droppin’ Fun

I don’t remember which particular Duck Drop it was, but a couple weeks ago I heard about the concept of a Duck Drop and I was intrigued.

It sounded so cool – letting rubber duckies “race” to see who would win – I was anxious to see more.

Well, Saturday I got to.

I went to the Service 1st Duck Derby in Danville and I got a front row seat to the duckies and their journey down the ol’ Susquehanna.

And it was plenty of duckies:

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And photographer Amanda August and I were right there when the drop – um. dropped: Here’s a link to the Vine since WordPress is being weird about embedding it.

Pretty cool stuff. Now I want to go take a bath…..

Insert Fireworks Photos Here

This time of year, everyone is posting their fireworks photos.

From our reader-submitted photos, to Facebook photos, everyone’s got some fireworks photos, and I’m no different.

Last weekend, I could see the Iron Heritage Festival fireworks from my house and got some photos of the fireworks cresting near the St Joes Church clock.

Here they are:

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