Recent comments from 'artsandcraftsy'
|$33K study will evaluate Grand Valley pedestrian access|
Tuesday, May 21, 2013: 2:19 pm
|I think the best solution would be an overhead walkway bridge, similar to what they have in Bloomington. That would keep all pedestrians safe. The one in Bloomington is entirely encased in mesh wire so that would eliminate the problem of juveniles throwing objects off of the overpass. I do agree that having a way to turn straight into the high school from the highway would be a bonus. There is no convenient way to get there.|
|Marian Poe: The art of living well|
Sunday, May 12, 2013: 11:30 pm
|A beautifully written story. I feel like she is someone I would like to know and learn from. Thank you for sharing her story!|
|PetSmart is open for business|
Sunday, May 5, 2013: 3:15 pm
|Agreed! Would love to have somewhere other than Walmart to shop. I am a little sad that our Petsmart is so small though. Would have loved to have seen a training ring for pet training classes, the cat room to hold potential adoptions and a much larger selection of fish. But at least we have one in town now to get other supplies. I would love for Martinsville to get a larger movie theater too... but I have heard that will never happen because the smaller theater has territory rights or something like that.|
|PetSmart helped us adopt|
Saturday, May 4, 2013: 2:59 pm
|We recently lost our beloved cat of 13 years to cancer. Instead of grieving in misery we decided to go in search of a new cat. We ended up at Petsmart in Bloomington (ours wasn't open yet.) And we found two sister cats. Dilute tortoiseshells, one long haired and one short haired. We saved them both. :) They are a lovely addition to our family and have helped mend our broken hearts. It made me feel good to not only save one animal... but two; and to keep them from being separated. They were from the Owen County Humane Society. There were none there from Martinsville. I think they only place theirs in Plainfield and now here in town. Great story. I am glad you didn't give up on your dog.|
|Fundraisers to benefit family of officer|
Sunday, January 6, 2013: 1:41 pm
|Can you also buy tickets at the door of the concert? Or only in advance? This is wonderful. I hope it is a huge success.|
|Louise Reel/Cossari pledges to speak for the victims of deadly 2000 crash|
Sunday, December 23, 2012: 3:18 pm
|Couldn't agree more with every word Louise said. I hope this woman is denied a new trial and continues to pay for what she did. I can't imagine how hard this is on Louise's family at Christmas, and every day. I still remember when it happened like yesterday. God bless her family.|
|A spin in the spotlight|
Friday, November 30, 2012: 2:28 pm
|How fun! Great story!|
Thursday, November 29, 2012: 2:35 pm
|Why was this a story? It isn't local and isn't anything the normal everyday working family can afford.|
|SHE’S A WINNER: Publishers Clearing House delivers $10,000 to local woman|
Tuesday, November 27, 2012: 12:06 pm
|I always assumed they faked those videos to get people to enter their fake sweepstakes! Now that I know it's real I might enter again!|
|Community needs to be aware of Rx, heroin use|
Wednesday, October 10, 2012: 4:07 pm
|Just curious why the owner of Bynum's was consulted on the issue? Seems an odd person to turn to for story info. But I do agree, Martinsville is full of drugs. It isn't a new problem either... it's been that way for a long, looooong time.|
|School providing for homeless students|
Saturday, September 29, 2012: 11:53 pm
|I don't understand why people helping people is such a terrible thing. Maybe if any of you were ever in the position of the homeless families you wouldn't be so rude. I am lucky and blessed to not have "need" in my family. We are blessed beyond compare and have never had to receive assistance of any kind. But not everyone is so blessed. Explain to a small child why you feel he and his bottom feeder family are not entitled to food and clean clothes. There is more to life than money. God forbid anyone care about someone besides themselves.|
|Paragon has grease problem in sewers|
Thursday, September 6, 2012: 4:17 pm
|The children playing in the streets is a definite problem. If we pay someone to patrol our town to keep it safe, they should be doing that. |
The only time I see the town marshall he is sitting in his Charger clocking people on the highway or chatting with his buddies in the parking lot of town hall.
He should be patrolling the streets and talking to kids to get them out of the streets, and the parents as well. Speeding vehicles make our street unsafe as well as people who don't stop at the stop sign.
For the most part, we have a great little town full of people who care. However, it would be great to see something done about those who don't and put their kids and other kids at risk for accidents.
|Marsh to close|
Tuesday, July 10, 2012: 5:23 pm
|I hate that. I loved Marsh. :( For quick trips or when you just wanted to shop in peace and quiet. Their prices were high, but sometimes it was worth paying more for a better experience.|
|Indianapolis man charged with molesting 5-year-old girl|
Wednesday, May 30, 2012: 4:30 pm
|I'm sure this comment will infuriate some... but what kind of parent brings a stranger into their home around their child? You are your child's protector. Be a parent first, and let drug addled bums find their own way. This wouldn't have happened if the parents hadn't let him in their home.|
|Paragon customers face large water, sewer bill increases|
Tuesday, May 8, 2012: 3:19 pm
|Absolutely ridiculous. I already pay $60/mo. for water that is undrinkable. If humans were meant to consume chlorine we would all be drinking out of swimming pools. I don't even like giving my DOG the water to drink. Let alone my child. So let's pay $100/mo. for it. It's LIQUID GOLD. Beyond furious.|
|Town to issue tickets for trash|
Friday, April 6, 2012: 5:06 pm
|It is hard to catch speeding vehicles when you don't patrol. The only time I see that Charger is when it's sitting at town hall or on the highway at the speed trap. No one patrols the actual town streets.|
|Molester files for post conviction relief|
Thursday, October 27, 2011: 4:44 pm
|It makes me ill that there are "plea" deals for child molesters. The penalty for child molestation should be life in prison. LIFE. No plea agreements, no time off for good behavior. They should know they waived their right to control of their own life the minute they chose to molest a child. It is a completely UNFORGIVABLE offense. I don't care who it is, where they're from... there should be no breaks for anyone who harms a child.|
|Thanks, Mr. Allen, for saving our son|
Wednesday, August 31, 2011: 10:12 pm
|This is something that I share with your child. When I was in the second grade my teacher saved my life when I choked on a piece of butterscotch candy. That is something he will never forget... and neither will Mr. Allen.|
|Paragon electricity shut-off a clerical error|
Friday, July 22, 2011: 12:12 pm
|I fail to see the necessity of this story. Basically you are just broadcasting a simple human error; that affected no one reading your paper... and that no one would have known about otherwise.|
|Stockwell, nearby roads in disrepair|
Monday, June 13, 2011: 11:08 pm
|My sister lives out past Eminence. There is no good way to get to her house from Paragon anymore. The only way you can avoid the terrible roads is to go all the way past Martinsville and around, or all the way to Cloverdale and around. It's ridiculous how bad those roads are. It's like the area that time forgot. If I lived on one of them I would be so irate.|
|Art Sanctuary to host upcoming events.|
Saturday, May 28, 2011: 3:13 pm
|Does anyone know if the art sanctuary has a website? I would like more details about the art show. I am assuming it has requirements concerning subject matter based on the title.|
|Program to lend prom dresses to students for free|
Friday, April 29, 2011: 11:07 am
|This is a fantastic idea!!!|
|Keep children safe from molesters|
Monday, April 18, 2011: 10:46 am
|Exactly Jane! It's disturbing that they keep reporting about it!!!!|
|A new tool for and against pedophiles|
Sunday, April 17, 2011: 1:56 pm
|You know, the problem with the media is that they have a knack for providing information to people that might promote an activity. Sort of like when the government tells the news that they thought a specific terror activity may occur... it didn't though. Well it gave the terrorists a new idea. Same applies to this article. I'm disappointed in your irresponsible reporting. It makes me sick.|
|Say no to John Barleycorn at the State Fair|
Tuesday, January 18, 2011: 3:40 pm
|I couldn't agree more. Alcohol has no place in a family environment. Not to mention extreme heat and crowds make people edgy... adding alcohol will be a catalyst for violence.|
|Former death row inmate could be released in July|
Sunday, January 16, 2011: 6:14 pm
|“It used to be the victims were never told when an inmate was being released,” he said. “Now they are told and plans can be made.” |
Plans such as what? Pack up your life and move four states away? Witness protection program? Hire a round the clock security guard? I just don't understand the justice system. Life should mean life... and death should mean death.
In trade for his "education and good behavior" the victim's family gets to worry and look over their shoulder for the rest of their lives. So really... they are serving the rest of his sentence for him. It's ridiculous. I feel sorry for them.
|Mooresville man charged with child molesting|
Saturday, November 13, 2010: 6:21 pm
|Liberty, please explain why it is that you think a public school is responsible for creating pedophiles? I'm not trying to pick a fight... I am just curious, as a concerned parent. I don't recall any of my teachers molding us into criminal sexual deviants when I was in the 5th grade. We are heavily weighing our options about homeschooling versus public school when our daughter gets to be school age. I would like some valid reasons why you feel this way. Thanks!|
|Time, temperature number should come back|
Thursday, September 23, 2010: 9:56 pm
|There is no reason to be so mean spirited. Most people do not know that 1-800-weather exists. You could share that info with others in a way that isn't demeaning. |
The entire problem with the world today is the generation of self centered know it all people that wouldn't so much as spit on someone who was on fire to help put them out... but you can bet they're the first to complain when someone treats them poorly.
Whatever happened to respect... how about that?
|Man, two young sons missing in White River are found|
Thursday, September 9, 2010: 5:40 pm
|I agree with Justamother. Something has seemed off to me about the story every time I have seen it on the news today. The boys seemed to not know quite what to say when asked about the situation... and they didn't seem to be happy to see their mom, which was odd to me. The father looked wild eyed and nervous... something is just off.|
|Jellyfish? In Indiana?|
Thursday, September 9, 2010: 2:04 pm
|Aaron, kudos on a very striking photo! Very impressive.|
|Melted candy not newsworthy|
Friday, July 9, 2010: 12:18 pm
|The newspaper wasn't the only media source that found the melted chocolate to be "news". Fox59 also covered the story on their 10 pm news that evening. I wonder if Andrew also sent a letter to their website expressing his shame in their reporting? |
Have you ever seen a piece of "salvaged" melted chocolate? It looks terrible. Whether the taste is the same or not, some of us want our candy to look as good as it tastes. I wouldn't purchase candies that looked as if they were pulled from a dumpster.
I dare say that Andrew wouldn't either.
|Youth center being planned for Martinsville|
Saturday, June 12, 2010: 8:55 am
|This is fantastic. It's about time we had something constructive for kids to do in Martinsville... and using one of the vacant buildings at the same time is an added bonus. |
The article doesn't specify whether the membership dues would be annually or monthly. If it is an annual fee, it is reasonable. If it is monthly it could be that a lot of families won't be able to benefit from it.
Generally, the families that can afford membership fees send their kids to the YMCA, or camp. Kids whose parents cannot afford such luxuries are generally those who are bored, in trouble and in need of a clean atmosphere to spend their free time. Charging membership fees could make this yet another activity that they cannot participate in.
It is the first step in the right direction to better our community. Just don't leave behind the kids who can benefit from it the most. Find a way to make it available to everyone... whether they can pay membership fees or not.
At the very least offer a program where you sponsor 10-20 kids each year that can go free. Choose different kids each year. Seek business sponsors in the community to cover membership fees in return for their name on the wall. There are ways to expand the program to those who could not pay, you just have to be creative and want to make it happen!
I think this project will be great for the community! Very excited to hear that it is in the works.
|Walmart fabric section disappearing|
Friday, April 30, 2010: 11:58 pm
|@ Liberty: |
Having worked there for fifteen years, I heard the fabric bell ding so many times I heard it in my sleep. And when it would ring, there were many times that the person at the counter purchased up to twenty yards of fabric... it would be stacked high. There may not have been high volume of people in the department at any given time, but they bought in bulk.
The real issue Walmart had with their fabric dept. was getting someone to answer the bell when it would ring. They just don't want to deal with service areas anymore. Have you noticed the video games are no longer behind locked glass? Another way to cut back staff... even though theft is through the roof.
I don't think Hobby Lobby, Michael's, or JoAnn Fabrics drove Walmart to stop carrying those items. Most people checked their local Walmart first for items to try to save money. As a consumer of these products I would only drive 30 miles out of town to obtain them if I couldn't get them at Walmart. The selection of art supplies was minimal, but I could usually find very nice fabric there.
There are many older residents of the community that cannot drive to Bloomington or Greenwood for their hobby supplies. Are they supposed to just give up their hobbies because Walmart needs to be more profitable?
Hobby Lobby is a company built on faith... they are closed on Sunday, and they play instrumental hymns in their stores. They are not a company built on greed. Sam Walton built Walmart on similar values. Too bad he's no longer with us. Remember when Walmart was closed on Sundays? That was a LONG time ago.
Don't get me wrong... Walmart was good to me personally... I was well paid, well compensated with profit sharing and 401k benefits and had great insurance. But I have watched them roll downhill for a long time in the way they treat their customers and their staff. And it's definitely not going to ever go the opposite direction again.
|Walmart fabric section disappearing|
Friday, April 30, 2010: 11:17 am
|Having worked there for fifteen years, I can tell you that Walmart no longer cares what customer's want, or what is good for their own business for that matter. If you haven't noticed, they seem to be getting rid of all areas that require a human to help their customers. I retired from the company a year ago and have watched it steadily decline since.|
I think a better idea would be to rally the Hobby Lobby customer service department to bring their store to our town. We need a store that has values and cares about us again. I have already submitted a suggestion to them to try to fill at least one of our town's vacant stores... the old K-Mart building would fit them perfectly. And they sell everything we need for our arts and crafts, including fabric... at reasonable prices.
It's time to give up on Walmart and think outside the box. I agree that driving out of town is not an option for a lot of our residents, so let's rally to get them to come to us! Martinsville needs some actual commerce... not a bunch of empty buildings.
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