Published 4:01 pm, Friday, December 1, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Entertaining tips: Worry-free ways to clean before your guests arrive 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - For many of us, this is the best time of the year to spend with friends, family and lots of food. The weather has turned colder, the clocks have shifted back and we’re ready to invite guests over to eat, laugh and make new memories for the new year. Let’s face it, because you spend more time indoors this time of year, you’re also probably a bit more anxious when it comes to keeping the house tidy and making sure you’re keeping yourself and your guests healthy. So, what’s the best approach to cleaning up before your get-together starts? You’ve likely heard this before, but it’s true: Clean only what your guests see. There’s no need to push all your furniture into the middle of the room to clean your baseboards … [Read more...] about Entertaining tips: Worry-free ways to clean before your guests arrive
By Mary Mills Heidbrink, Staff Writer Published 5:25 pm, Friday, April 6, 2018 Photo: Courtesy Photo Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Charlotte Browning Barnes entertained the U.S. troops before and during World War II while with the USO. Charlotte Browning Barnes entertained the U.S. troops before and during World War II while with the USO. Photo: Courtesy Photo Barnes entertained troops on USO tours 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Reared in a musical family, Charlotte Browning Barnes was almost destined to become an entertainer. “Both of my grandparents played around at the piano, played by ear,” her daughter Cinda Crews said. “They definitely instilled a love of music in her.” Taking dance lessons from an early age, Barnes was performing with the Kansas City Kiddies’ Revue by the … [Read more...] about Barnes entertained troops on USO tours
An active imagination is key to a successful childhood. That's why Chesterton Toys (formerly Alice's Garden Toy Boutique) provides a vibrant wonderland of classic and wooden toys, unique and modern playthings, educational puzzles and games, and all around "kid-powered" entertainment.When you and your young ones stop by our shop, you'll notice that there are very few battery-powered or plastic toys around. Chesterton Toys strives to be conscious of the planet and environment, in regards to the life-cycle of a toy.Many of our products are produced with eco-friendly practices like sustainable forestry, eco- and child-friendly dyes, and recycled materials. We carry Green Toys, which are widely popular as an environmentally friendly provider of unique and fun games and toys! There is truly no other place in the Northwest Indiana area.Call now: (219) 728-6426206 S Calumet RdChesterton, IndianaThere is truly no other place in the Northwest Indiana area.206 S. Calumet Road Ste. BChesterton, IN … [Read more...] about Classic wooden toys and playthings! Find “kid-powered” entertainment at Chesterton Toys!
You've heard of the rodeo circuit, the lecture circuit and the vaudeville circuit. Now there's a new show business niche: the silver circuit. Every day, a cadre of musicians, singers and entertainers brings bright moments to seniors, working the parlors of area independent living and assisted living communities, skilled nursing, memory care and rehab facilities.Some make a living performing full time for senior audiences; others supplement what they earn at weddings, bars and private parties. Many senior communities have activities directors with budgets for entertainment. Performers earn $75 to $150 per gig, and for those with audience appeal, the work is steady.Communities pay for entertainers because music and other performing arts are healing, especially for those with dementia, said Clair Jameson, director of life engagement for Irving-based Autumn Leaves memory care communities."Music can unlock doors to happy memories," she says. "When performers visit, even residents … [Read more...] about No Biz Like Showbiz: Entertainers on the senior circuit find steady gigs and grateful audiences
Think you have the ultimate party pad? Then you obviously have never seen 224 Munn Lane in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. With nearly 10,000 square feet of interior living space sitting on 4.7 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, this entertainer's paradise is on the market for under $2 million. 224 MUNN LANE FEATURES:7 Bedrooms7 Full, 3 Half Baths6-Car Garage6 FireplacesPrepare to become the center of attention within your social circles, because everyone is going to want an invite to your next poolside BBQ. Even if it’s raining, no need to cancel – just walk inside to continue the party without skipping a beat with a full wet bar and game room on the lower level. Looking to have a more intimate gathering? Invite a few friends over for movie night in your very own home theater or host a tasting in your wine cellar or cigar room.Purchase this estate and you will no longer need to travel to some fancy five-star resort to get away – all you’ll have to do is walk out … [Read more...] about This entertainer’s paradise is on the market for under $2 million