Norwood expands with simulator, bar and grill

Lee Cutting, co-owner of Norwood Golf Course, in Huntington, sits in Norwood’s new bar and grill, Foxhole Pub, located in the former Elks Club building, which also contains a newly-installed golf simulator.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Lee Cutting, co-owner of Norwood Golf Course, in Huntington, remembers what the Huntington Elks Club was like in the 1970s.

“It used to be the place to be,” he says of the club, which was based in a building on the golf course. “It had a huge following.”

If Cutting and his fellow owners have their way, that building will become a hub of activity once more.

Hangar 59 flies onto Huntington restaurant scene

Helping to cut the ribbon at Hangar 59 on Wednesday, Dec. 10, are (front row, from left) Chamber Ambassador Terry Miller, Rod Myers, store employee Chyanne Cook, owners Michael Minnick and Shaunna Minnick, store employee Sierra Bauer, Jeannie Meyers and Chamber Ambassador Belinda Clancy; and (back row, from left) chamber ambassadors Gene Snowden, Les Graham, JoDeane Knowles, Paula Kimmel, Charlotte Center, Michael Zahn, Ryan Lemon and Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Steve Kimmel.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Working to bring back the age of highly valued customer service and relaxed, quality dining, Hangar 59 soft opened to the public on Oct. 27 and then had its definitive ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 10.

Located at 2809 Theater Ave., the new aviation-themed restaurant serves pizza, sandwiches, soups and salads, along with gourmet ice creams, coffees and teas.

“We have a variety (of dishes) and everything we have is upper quality,” said Michael Minnick. “We try to use only high quality materials.”

A live LaFontaine tree

Photo provided.

The management and residents of the LaFontaine Center in downtown Huntington express gratitude to Walmart for donating the live Christmas tree that is displayed in the lobby of the Senior apartment building. Stan Poe, a 26-year resident of the LaFontaine Center, helped pick out the tree and arrange the 600 lights while Lori Roland and Kevin Bruce helped decorate. Pictured are (from left) Poe, Rowland and Bruce.

Guess who’s coming to Bethlehem?

Photo by Joni Knott.

During their pre-school through fourth grade Christmas production on Dec. 10, third and fourth grade Huntington Catholic School students dressed to play their parts and questioned whether or not the coming messiah would be one of many different species of animals. During their performance, the students acted out their confusion and curiosity through a number of songs and narrations. In the end, it was discovered that the “Lamb of God” was a human baby boy rather than any of the previously considered creatures.

Cooking workshop at Club Create Dec. 20

Club Create is a cooking and crafting workshop for 6 to 16-year-olds and will meet on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library.

The club is now open to younger kids, and there will be two craft options – one for any level crafter and one for advanced crafters. This month, the group will be mak-ing peanut butter fudge and Christmas ornaments.

Historical museum open house set for Dec. 17

The Huntington County Historical Museum will host its annual Christmas open house on Wednesday, Dec. 17, beginning at 7 p.m.

The Virginia Miller Award and the volunteer of the year award will be presented during the evening. Light refreshments and background music will be provided.

The museum is located at 315 Court St., Huntington.

For information, call the museum at 356-7264.

Alzheimer’s support group meets monthly at PHH

The Alzheimer’s Association sponsors a support group on the second Wednesday of each month at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Upcoming meetings are Jan. 15, Feb. 19 and March 10, all at 10:30 a.m.

The hospital is located at 2001 Stults Rd., Huntington.

The sessions are open to the public and led by a trained professional or family member. Caregivers are encouraged to share information, give and receive support and exchange coping experiences and strategies.

For more information, visit or call 800-272-3900.

Norwell Bands to play tonight

The Norwell Bands will present their Christmas concert tonight, Monday, Dec. 15, at 7:30.

The concert will be held in the school auditorium and will feature the high school and middle school bands.

Directors are Cory Kelley and Amy Hipscher.

Cookies will be provided at intermission.

Those attending are asked to bring canned food to benefit the Wells County Food Bank.

Christmas program at Old German School pays tribute to German roots

The seventh annual German Christmas program will be presented Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Old German School, located on the Huntington-Wabash county line.

The school will be decorated with a wild cedar tree holding German decorations and candles for the candlelight ceremony, and luminarias will light the way to the school. Hot cider and German cookies will be served.

Rosemarie Felts, a native of Germany, will talk about her memories of Christmas as a child living in Berlin during World War II.

Learning center within $200,000 of its goal

A fund-raising challenge thrown out in September by PHD Inc. and Huntington University has helped bring the Huntington County Community Learning Center to within nearly $200,000 of its goal.

The learning center’s fund-raising campaign now stands at nearly $1.1 million, with a goal of $1.3 million.