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If these walls could talk: 640 Lake Shore Drive

March 26, 2014

One of the longest-lived contractors in Culver resides at the site of the next stop in our ongoing journey through the historic buildings of Culver. Bennett's Plumbing and Heating, of course, has long resided at 640 Lake Shore Drive -- at the corner of today's Lake Shore Drive and Liberty Street -- though it wasn't always so.

In fact, for around half its commercial life, the space today occupied by Bennett's was home to two separate store fronts.

Culver area’s Norris recalls WW2 service with WAC

March 24, 2014

There are just a handful of surviving World War II veterans in the Culver area today, and it might surprise some to learn that one is a woman.

Lida Norris, a 1936 graduate of Culver High School, didn't serve, as some assume when they learn of her status as veteran, as a Red Cross nurse or the like. Instead, she was one of over 150,000 American women who served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during the war, they being among the first women (besides nurses) to serve within the ranks of the United States Army (for the record, Culver's other WWII vet is Pearl Harbor survivor Jim DeWitt).

If these walls could talk: 634 Lake Shore Drive

March 20, 2014

It's been a while since we've had occasion to continue our ongoing series of virtual 'walks' through buildings of note from Culver's past to today, and this week we've stepped next door from our last stop, to 634 E. Lake Shore Drive, the home for just over a decade now of Culver Coffee Company. The building's location is notable, too, because CCC owner Dawn (Minas) Brockey's husband, Larry, operates his insurance company out of the storefront to the west -- (hopefully) a convenient arrangement for a couple!

CRC helps facilitate unprecedented STEM program for area students

March 12, 2014

CRC WILL MATCH LOCAL DONORS' STEM DOLLARS

The Culver Redevelopment Commission is offering to match any local individual, organization, or entity wishing to support Culver Community Schools' efforts to facilitate the new STEM-based program outlined in the accompanying article on this page -- no matter how small the financial contribution, until they reach a total of $10,000.
Expenses may include new computers, software, or other equipment needed in support of implementing Project Lead the Way's program, which are not covered by grant funds.

Doggie care -- to go

March 12, 2014

CULVER'S JOHNSTON TURNS LOVE OF DOGS INTO AREA'S ONLY MOBILE GROOMING SERVICE

Anne Johnston of Culver describes herself as "addicted to dogs," and she's channeling that addiction into a new service she hopes will fill a need and make life easier for dog owners in the area...and, of course, help feed her addiction at the same time!

Council paves way for new park appointment, considers land annexation, visitor’s center funding

March 11, 2014

The several weeks' delay in filling the two vacancies on Culver's park board -- which has left the much-debated board short of a quorum for most of 2014 to date -- appears to be nearing an end, after an announcement and action taken at the Culver town council's Feb. 25 meeting.

Culver bids Lawson farewell

March 8, 2014

Latham Lawson, a respected and familiar face in Culver for more than four decades, bid the community farewell earlier this month as he prepared to move to the central Indiana of his upbringing.

Culver's Kiwanis Club lauded Lawson at its Feb. 6 luncheon, where he recalled his four years of service with the Navy in Japan during the Korean War, his graduation from Indiana State, where he met his wife, the late Rita (the two wed in 1958; she passed away in 2010).

Park issues revisited at stormy town hall meeting

March 5, 2014

EDITOR'S NOTE: For background on the controversies fueling many of the discussions of the meeting covered here, see: http://www.thepilotnews.com/content/background-park-controversy-look-bac...

If, as was stated during the town council's planning discussion in weeks past, the "town hall" style meeting held Feb. 18 at the depot on Culver's Lake Shore Drive was intended to be focused primarily on the community's suggestions for the future direction of the town park, the meeting was instead dominated by an very different line of discussion.

Background to park controversy: a look back month-by-month

March 5, 2014

Editor’s note: In the wake of ongoing controversy and particularly last week’s public forum on Culver’s town park, some have asked
for more information on the events, issues, and debates which led up to present circumstances.

With that in mind, Culver Citizen editor Jeff Kenney has compiled
a what is intended to be a brief history of park board-Related controversy in recent years. Obviously no such endeavor will be complete or detail every aspect of debated matters, but the editor hopes instead to here present a general overview to help put context on matters of longstanding discussion.

Alcohol in the park among topics at Feb. 11 council meeting

February 25, 2014

While timing appeared to be the critical factor in preventing alcohol from being served at a dinner in the town park depot during last week's ice fishing tournament, discussion at the Feb. 11 regular meeting of Culver's town council also indicates the matter is still far from being devoid of controversy and debate.

Audience member Jean Rakich raised the issue during the meeting, saying, "I think it's all about the almighty dollar; if we open it (serving alcohol in the park) for one, we have to open it for all."

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