New Carlisle Business and Community Association

The New Carlisle Business and Community Association is a not-for-profit organization whose objective is to enhance and encourage the businesses and citizens of the Town of New Carlisle and the greater New Carlisle area by promoting community pride, awareness and referrals through networking. If you are a business or community member, you are welcome to join the NCBCA. There is time at each meeting to give any updates you may have or are planning in the coming months of 2017. The next NCBCA meeting is Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 8 AM (EST) at Manny's Restaurant. The guest speaker will be Mark Robinson, Manager of Community Affairs with AEP. He will update us on the new solar field just eas

Historic New Carlisle

Historic New Carlisle, Inc. President Marcy Kauffman recently discussed HNC’s history since its 1989 founding. She noted that “HNC has proudly served the New Carlisle community in myriad ways: historic document and artifact repository, numerous local history exhibits, walking tours, educational programs, street tree reforestation, and two home restorations (The Old Republic and the Casaday House).” We can expect Historic New Carlisle, Inc. to continue its mission in some new and exciting ways in the coming new year.

New Carlisle Lions Club

The New Carlisle Lions Club has been serving this community since 1939. The Club holds two evening meetings each month. They support the following programs––Lions Eye & Tissue Bank; Cancer Control, Indiana School for the Blind; Leader Dogs for the Blind; Indiana Lions Eyeglass Recycling; Dictionary Project for 3rd grade students; New Prairie Girls Basketball Team; New Prairie Boys Baseball Team; New Prairie Touchdown Club, New Carlisle Food Bank, New Prairie United School Corporation, & Care and Share Program. The NC Lions Club also participates in these and other Fundraising Events––Bendix Woods Sugar Camp Days; New Carlisle Hometown Days, Golf for Jim, Taste of New Carlisle; Christmas in N

Beat the Winter Blues

As a mother of 4, I am always looking for frugal ways to keep my kiddos entertained. Here are a couple of our winter favorites! ICE CUBE HUNT: Need: food coloring, ice cube trays Fill your ice cube trays with colored water. When frozen, remove from trays and toss out in the snow. Have the kids gear up and head out to hunt for the colored ice cubes!! SNOW PAINTING: Need: spray bottles (found at dollar store), food coloring Fill each spray bottle with colored water. Bundle up and send them out to make colorful creations in the snow! ICE SKATING at the MALL Need: nothing (skates included) University Park Mall has opened an ice skating rink in its parking lot this season, FRE

Recipes, Etc.

Glittery night on the town or simply watching the ball drop in our jammies... However you’re counting down to 2017, you’ll need a little something special to snack on. How about egg rolls - not the usual; these taste like pizza! Italian Egg Rolls ½ cup onion, chopped ½ cup green pepper, chopped 2 tsp oil 1 lb. sweet Italian or pizza sausage 1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained ½ cup Parmesan cheese 3 T. fresh parsley 2 cups mozzarella cheese ½ tsp garlic powder salt & pepper Canola oil for frying 1 - 14 oz. egg roll wrappers small container of water small container of olive oil mixed with little Parmesan Garnish pizza sauce, warmed Saute onion and green pepper in

2017 Bi-County Tournament Schedule Announced

The pairings for the 52nd Annual Teachers Credit Union Bi-County Tournament were announced on Wednesday, December 7 in Plymouth. Opening round games will be played at four different sites, with the semi-final rounds and championship games to be played at LaVille Jr./Sr. High School in Lakeville. The New Prairie Junior Varsity teams (boys and girls) will play their first round games at John Glenn on Monday, January 16. Both Varsity squads will then host the Falcons at Cougar Gym on Tuesday, January 17. The girls game tips off at 6:00pm town time/5:00pm school time. New Prairie won the boys title in 1973, while the girls have won the tournament five times (last in 2006). 52nd Annual TCU Bi-C

New Carlisle Area Ambulance Department

The Town of New Carlisle is so thankful to have such great emergency personnel available 24-7! It is such a pleasure to be introducing each of them who give so much to our Community. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR EVERY ONE OF THEM! This is the fourth photo story in our series of New Carlisle Town Departments and Organizations that service our community in various ways.

New Carlisle Police Department

The Town of New Carlisle is so fortunate to have a police department to be proud of. Their impressive training and constant vigilance for the safety of our Town is extremely important to us all. WE APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM! This is the third photo story in our series of New Carlisle Town Departments and Organizations that service our community in various ways.

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

If you are looking forward to waking up on Christmas morning and seeing New Carlisle blanketed in a layer of snow, you could be in luck this year. While much of the Midwest missed out on the white stuff last year, it appears that we will be getting a white Christmas in 2016. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are not expected to get above freezing between now and the holiday. Given the seven to nine inches the area received in last weekend’s winter storm, plus a persistent pattern of snow in the forecast, it makes it very unlikely our current snow pack will thaw by Christmas Day. Meteorologists define a “white Christmas” as one in which there is at least one inch of snow

Olive Chapel Christmas Message

We are currently in a Sunday Morning Worship Teaching Series called - The Irresistible Incredible Savior. This is a Sunday 10am EDT Worship Service sermon series at Olive Chapel that explores how the Savior broke into history for our benefit. Each Sunday will look at How God Came Near To Us through the Birth of the Savior. He invaded human history as the Savior of the world and entered into our world for our benefit! We welcome you to join us for our regular Sunday 10am EDT Worship Service to explore these relevant truths that can transform your life for the better in the New Year 2017! The exception is that we will hold our Christmas Service on Saturday, December 24 on Christmas Ev

Christmas Greetings from Hudson Lake Mennonite Church

The Advent/Christmas/Epiphany invitation at Hudson Lake Mennonite this season has been to walk The Holy Way - the way of God’s heart. The “way of God” has a double meaning of walking. It can be an image of walking the way someone else walks – sort of copying them. It can also refer to walking as a journey or pilgrimage. Either usage invites us to consider God’s heart as the starting point for all of what the kingdom is and the starting point for our own walk. If we do that, then when we walk in the way of God’s heart, we are co-creating the reign of God here on earth. Each Sunday of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany consider as aspects of God’s heart: Advent 1 – God’s peace is at hand.

Thank You from Discover New Carlisle

Discover New Carlisle, Inc., would like to extend thanks to our many volunteers and participants in this year’s events. We would not be able to provide you with The Taste of New Carlisle, Sidewalk Saturday, the Beer & Wine Walk and Christmas in New Carlisle without the countless number of hours that they generously donate to make these events happen. We would also like to extend our gratitude for the very generous donations from Unifrax, Carris Reels Indiana, St. Joseph Energy Center, I/N Tek and I/N Kote who helped make the lights on the Town tree and the beautiful lighted trees possible. We have accomplished many of our goals over the past four years and are looking forward to doing even m

Community Spotlight: New Carlisle

Discover New Carlisle was recently featured in Main Street Monthly, a monthly publication from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Indiana Main Street Program. The holiday season is upon us, and like many Main Street organizations, Discover New Carlisle uses this festive time of year to bring the community together to celebrate. Three years ago, Discover New Carlisle adopted the day-long "Christmas in New Carlisle" event. This event, with over a 20 year history, starts with a craft fair at the fire station. This year, 35 vendors gathered to share their wares. Afterwards, the lighted Christmas parade kicks off in the park, this year 30 lighted entries led to the Lighting Ceremon

Time for a Year-End Investment Review

With the holiday season upon us, you may well be busier than usual. However, by spending a few minutes reviewing your investment scenario of this past year, you can see where you’ve been, where you might be going, and what you need to do to keep moving forward toward your long-term financial goals. So, as you look back at 2016, pay close attention to these elements of your investment picture: Performance – Reviewing your investment performance over time is important in helping you determine if you’re on track to achieve your financial goals. So, in evaluating how your investments did in 2016, ask yourself some key questions: How did your investments do relative to their performance in past

Recipes, Etc.

Talk about simple; and good; and unique. Have these little pies ready in a jiffy. The finished product looks like it took forever to make. You can use Christmas colors for a festive look; and throughout the year as well. Christmas Carol Mini Pies 1 (14.1 ounce) package refrigerated rolled pie crusts About l/2 can of prepared pie filling (21 ounce can) Powdered sugar or sprinkles for topping Egg white wash (optional) Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Unroll one pie crust; using a 3-inch round cookie cutter; press out 12 circles and place on baking sheet; Place a tablespoon of pie filling in center of each circle; unroll second pie crust and cut 12

Donald E. Wiggins, 1931-2016

Donald Eugene Wiggins, 85, of Boerne, TX, passed away on November 17, 2016. Born in New Carlisle, IN on June 15, 1931 to Richard and Anna (Van Putty) Wiggins. He attended New Carlisle High School. He served in the U.S. Army from February 1952 to November 1953. He fought in the Korean War and was honorably discharged with a Purple Heart and three bronze stars. On September 25, 1954 he married Cynthia Fernald, who survives. He was a carpenter by trade; he enjoyed woodworking and gardening in his retirement. Also surviving are his two sons, Jeffery (Tamera)of Canyon Lake, TX and Christopher(Cristen)of Boerne, TX; his niece and nephew, Cynthia and Paul Fernald; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grand

New Carlisle Welcomes Holiday Season

The Sunday after Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the Christmas season in New Carlisle. On November 27, the 22nd annual Christmas in New Carlisle celebration was held downtown. The event, which has been organized by Discover New Carlisle for the past three years, begins with an arts and crafts show at the Fire Station. Kathy Aurenz coordinated the craft show, which hosted 35 vendors this year. The New Carlisle Lions Club provided chili and hot dogs, while volunteers from the community donated cookies for the bake sale. Kids were able to meet Santa Claus at the craft show, played by Rodney Mayfield. After dark, the annual lighted parade, with floats from various local businesses a

Palm & Associates is now Marbach-Palm, Inc.

Marbach, Brady & Weaver, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Palm & Associates following the recent retirement of Robert D. Palm. The company is now known as Marbach-Palm, Inc. Based in New Carlisle, Indiana, Palm and Associates has built and maintained a reputation of trust and professionalism in the civil engineering and land surveying field since 1976. Christian F. Marbach, President and Owner of Marbach-Palm, Inc., is pleased to be helping Palm and Associates successfully transition into a new relationship with its now sister company, Marbach, Brady & Weaver, Inc., located in Elkhart, Indiana. Marbach has made the decision to merge and grow current operations while expanding t

Reserve your Private Innertubing Party today with St. Joseph County Parks

The St. Joseph County Parks has begun accepting reservations for Private Innertubing Parties for January and February at Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park and St. Patrick’s County Park. Parties of 1-99 people may reserve either park for $165 for two hours. Parties of 100-300 may reserve Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park for $265 for 3 hours. All innertubing parties include innertubes, a warming room, fire, tables and chairs, and staff supervision on the hills. Sleds and toboggans are not permitted. Not recommended for children three years of age or younger. Private innertubing parties are great for birthdays, scouts, church groups, clubs, businesses and all other groups seeking so

New Troy Flea Market

Let’s get Christmas shopping! The New Troy Community Center is going to be chock-full of treasures for two Indoor Flea Markets on Saturday, December 10 and Saturday, December 17, from 9:00 to 3:00 both days. Antiques, tools, crafts, books, memorabilia, housewares, furniture and lots of yummy, locally made or grown goodies and more will be available — something for everyone! Bring the whole family for a day of fun including a hot, tasty lunch. Admission is free. The Flea Market season will continue on the second and third Saturdays of every month through March. The New Troy Community Center is located at 13372 California Rd., New Troy, Michigan. A map is available on the Facebook page NewTroy

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