Thursday is MARKET DAY!!! We’ll be hanging out on the front lawn of the First Street Community Center with fresh veggies, baked goods, herbs, honey, novelty meat seasonings, homemade fruit jams, and more!!! Be sure to stop on by this Thursday, and every Thursday, from 4-6!!!!
Farmer’s Market is held: Thursdays 4-6pm, June-September
We know that one of the very popular activities at the First Street Community Center is attending the Farmer’s Market. The organizers of the market have posted the following note on their Facebook page, be sure to read the “good news” section.
Be safe, be well, and we will see you again after this passes for the outdoor Farmers Market season!
This is from the Farmer’s Market Facebook Page 03/18/20
Hey there Everyone!
With yesterday’s announcement from the governor about limiting group gatherings to ten or less people, we are going to have to cancel the remaining two weeks of Saturday morning farmers’s markets. We are going to set our sights on looking forward to the outdoor markets that will start on Thursdays in May, but until then, we will have to say, “See ya in a bit!”
BUT WAIT!!! THERE’S ANOTHER THING!!!!
There is still good news for today, here & now!
Our vendors are still offering their products for private sales and here is a list of contact information for some of the vendors:
One thing to notate about dealing directly with the owner of a small business is the fact that they are more than happy to work with you on how and when to get their quality products into your hands. For instance, Jaime from Twisted Oaks Meats mentioned that if you go to their website and click on the Mt. Vernon Farmers’ Market as the delivery point for your order, she’ll meet you there! Pretty cool, huh?!?!?!
The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre is presenting These Shining Lives in the Uptown Theatre. Shows are March 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th @ 7:30 pm with a matinee March 8th @ 2 pm.
This isn’t a fairy tale, though it starts like one. It’s not a tragedy, though it ends like one.
Catherine Donohue’s opening line to the audience in These Shining Lives sets the tone for a play that is hard to categorize.
Based on the true story, it shows us the lives of the “radium girls” who painted dials with glowing radium-infused paint to create watches that could be read in the dark.
Catherine Donohue and her coworkers at Radium Dial in Ottawa, Illinois, were among the many women who worked in conditions that exposed them to a radioactive chemical that made them ill. Their fight for workers’ compensation even as they were suffering the crippling effects of the radium inspired a nation of workers to demand safe conditions from their employers.
Their efforts are described in historic accounts as heroic, but they saw themselves as ordinary people. As Catherine says: “But we’re just girls who wanted to work.”
With its simple set, small cast and Melanie Marnich’s poetic script, this story is one you will remember.
The show runs a little over an hour with no intermission; talkbacks will be held after the Saturday and Sunday shows for those who wish to stay.