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Looking at student art


Photo by Katelynn Farley

Roanoke Elementary School students recently did their own Plein Air art pieces in Roanoke and several were given ribbons for their hard work. Featured, “A Renaissance in Roanoke” patrons view the pieces of art created by the students during the Saturday, Oct. 9, event.

Art in the open


Photo by Katelynn Farley

Fort Wayne artist Kim Lanoue works on a Plein Air painting of the Parker Grace Tea Room in Roanoke during the Saturday, Oct. 9, 'A Renaissance in Roanoke" event.

Painting Plein Air


Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Oct. 9, artists and art-lovers from around the area gathered in downtown Roanoke to participate in A Renaissance In Roanoke. Featured, artist Jeffrey Baumgartner does a Plein Air painting of the downtown area. Plein Air painting is all about painting out in the open with natural light and capturing the landscape in front of the artist.

Upcoming event in Roanoke

Community members are invited to participate in the 14th annual Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in downtown Roanoke.

This event is a “unique opportunity” for the public to support the arts, interact with artists and craftsmen and purchase works directly from the maker.

Event Co-Chair Ruth Marsh says that this aspect of the event is one of her favorite parts of Renaissance in Roanoke.

Registration open for ninth annual Veterans Day Parade

The Huntington County Veteran Service Office is encouraging all veterans and patriotic citizens to place an entry in the ninth annual Veterans Day Parade, which will be Saturday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m.

The parade staging will be at 9 a.m., at the Huntington North High School (HNHS) west parking lot. Parade participants will enter HNHS at the MacGahan Street entrance, check in at registration and then proceed to the assigned entry number that will be marked on the ground.

‘Doc’ Wiedman earns 2021 Arrowhead Award

Larry “Doc” Wiedman (middle) received the 2021 Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Arrowhead Award on Saturday, Sept. 25, during the festival. Pioneer Festival Co-Chairman Jennifer Scalf (left) and Lori Satchwill presented the award.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival made its return in 2021 on Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26, offering participants food, entertainment, shopping and activities for all ages during the two days.

There are many people involved with the festival to make it run smoothly, but Pioneer Festival Co-Chairman Jennifer Scalf says that they give the Arrowhead Award every year to an individual, group or organization that “goes above and beyond to make our festival a success.”