Around Grant County

  • Williamstown Homeschool Co-op

    There is a spirit of new life in the old white frame church building on Heekin-Lawrenceville Road.

    Since January 2017, the growing ministry of Clover Mission Baptist Church, which now includes the Williamstown Homeschool Co-op, has called the former Mt. Olivet Christian Church building home.

  • Rachael’s Recipes
  • Ark Encounter, Creation Museum to host Día Latino for Spanish-speaking guests Sept. 30 - Oct. 1

    The annual Día Latino has been announced for both the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum this year, set for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, respectively.

  • Rachael’s Recipes

    1 ½ pounds split, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or strips)
    1 package (1 ounce) Italian dressing mix
    ½ cup Parmesan cheese

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
    3. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry.
    4. In a pie plate, mix Italian dressing mix and Parmesan cheese.
    5. Spray chicken breasts with cooking spray and dip into dressing mixture to coat both sides.

  • 2 Point Farm participates in National Alpaca Farm Days

    Compared to most livestock in North America, alpacas are relatively new. First commercially imported in 1984, many people have seen alpacas on their favorite television shows or on the news, but have never met one in person.  
    On the weekend of Sept. 23, alpaca owners from across the United States and Canada will invite the public to come to their farm or ranch to meet their alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals, the luxury fiber they produce and why the alpaca business is perfect for environmentally conscious individuals.

  • Colsons win Grant County Fair family participation award

    At the 2017 Grant County Fair, the winners of the family participation award, sponsored by the
    Grant County Chamber of Commerce, were the family of Jesse and Linda Colson.

    They had multiple entries in the exhibit hall in homemaking, arts and crafts, fruits and vegetables and flower departments.
    They had white, red, blue and purple ribbons that counted up to 78 points to make them the winning family participating in the exhibit hall entries this year.

  • The Gallery Coffee Shop to host fundraiser for Free Lunch Kitchen

    The Gallery Coffee Shop will host a fundraiser for the Free Lunch Kitchen Thursday, Oct.5 at The Gallery Coffee Shop, 137 N. Main Street, downtown Williamstown. The fundraiser will feature the public debut of the 14-foot, seven-inch Twelve Fish of Buddha woodcarving by local folk artist Ken Stone.
    Art will be on display all day with a 6 to 8:30 p.m. special time with food and drinks, door prizes, meet the living artists and more. At 9 p.m. there will be a standup comedy show featuring Steve “Phatty” Clontz, Goo McIntyre and Matt Linville.

  • Cool nights initiate blooms for holiday cacti

    It looks like we are in a cool weather pattern, which got me thinking about some of my orchids and holiday cacti.  When attempting to grow tropical plants we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat, which is difficult inside our homes. We can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now.  
    Move some of your orchids, holiday cacti and clivia outdoors for the remainder of the season because we can initiate bud set through managing day length and nighttime temperatures.  

  • Rachael’s Recipes

    Zucchini Bars
    ½ pound lean ground beef
    1 cup grated zucchini
    1 cup sugar
    1 ½ cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
    2 egg whites
    ½ cup frozen orange juice concentrate
    4 tablespoons cooking oil
    1 ½ teaspoons grated orange peel
    2 tablespoons powdered sugar