Posts by Tara Kritzer

There’s No Place Like Home

By Tiffany Cooke Last week, I walked into my Alma Mater – Salem High School – for the first time in a long time. I had to go to the office to pick up some scholarships materials to send to my college. I wasn’t looking forward to it. Orientation happenings filled the streets and the…

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A Place to Find This, That, and Everything In-between

By Tiffany Cooke Inside Nana’s This N That, antiques, collectibles, furniture, trinkets, dishes, handmade items, and everything in-between line the shelves. Tina Lee describes the shopping experience in her story like that of a treasure hunt. Lee, who opened the shop on May 8, was inspired to go into business by two things – history…

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A Lunch Break Together: July’s Chamber Luncheon

By Tiffany Cooke Over 40 chamber members took their lunch break together for the monthly luncheon on July 25 in the Washington County Awareness building. Catered by Shady Patch, attendees had their choice of pasta, with sides of bread, salad, and green beans. After filling up on the main course, members could grab their dessert…

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Truth, Hope, and Help for Local Parents

By Tiffany Cooke Choices Life Resource Center, formerly CARE Pregnancy Center, provides direction with compassion, according to their mission statement. Care Pregnancy Center adopted their new name of operation at the start of 2019, but did not abandon their purpose – first, to save lives for “now and eternity”, and to educate, counsel, and deliver…

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Pekin’s Parade: Patriotic Celebrations and Friendly Reunions

By Tiffany Cooke With any Fourth of July event, one can expect – at the least – fireworks and a parade. Pekin, IN makes no exception to this, keeping up old traditions at the Pekin Fourth of July Celebration. At 8 a.m. on July 4, decorated floats and patriotic residents gathered in Eastern High School’s…

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Financial Expertise at the June Luncheon

By Tiffany Cooke Each of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s monthly luncheons begin the same – with pledge, prayer, and introductions. Prior to this official start to the luncheon, attendees chat about their work schedules, struggles and concerns, and personal lives. However, each meeting has something different – innovative information from a…

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