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Today's Features

  • After his family had moved from the Barton Farm to a comfortable cottage on Newton Hall Farm, Charles Waldstein’s beautiful estate, Reggie Bareham continued to write to his mentor Oscar Browning, who was a friend of Waldstein’s and a rival of his for influence in pre-World War I Britain. Newton is a small village with a population today of only 401 and a history of over 1,000 years.

    Waldstein had written to Browning:

     

  • Nestled like a sparkling jewel in a quiet neighborhood near Todds Point Road, the home of Bruce and Ruth Pearce exudes almost as much beauty and charm as its mistress, Ruth Pearce, who sits with her husband sipping ice-cold lemonade on the screened-in back porch of their Civil War-era Victorian style home. 

    "We love it here and I guess you could say this is our favorite place. We eat out here a lot and we just love the scenery," she said.

  • Nestled like a sparkling jewel in a quiet neighborhood near Todds Point Road, the home of Bruce and Ruth Pearce exudes almost as much beauty and charm as its mistress, Ruth Pearce, who sits with her husband sipping ice-cold lemonade on the screened-in back porch of their Civil War-era Victorian style home. 

    "We love it here and I guess you could say this is our favorite place. We eat out here a lot and we just love the scenery," she said.

  • George Bareham, Reginald’s father, a capable farmer, was having difficulties working a farm in Barton for an owner, Mr. Warwick, who treated him shabbily and gave him no freedom to perform his tasks efficiently.

    Now Reginald Bareham’s letters to his mentor, Oscar Browning, from the archives of Kings College, Cambridge University in England, reflect a dramatic change in the farming operations of the Bareham family.

     

    Bareham, 16-years-old, to Browning, February 7, 1911:

  • Ice cream sundaes are as timeless and entrenched in Americana as apple pie. For decades, children have begged for the cherry-topped treat first at the drug store, then the ice cream parlor and now even at fast food restaurants. When one thinks of sundaes, the classic hot fudge variety is the first to spring to mind. With or without nuts, with sprinkles or with jimmies, it’s the one that everyone falls back on.

  • Reginald (Reggie) Bareham was born on June 24, 1894 in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England.

    An unusual word is very helpful in narrowing an Internet search, so I decided to enter the name of my father in association with the place of his birth. In doing so, I made a classic find. In the archives of Kings College, Cambridge University in England, I discovered this entry: “66 letters from members of the Bareham family to Oscar Browning... George and Winifred Bareham were the parents of Reginald, a schoolboy protégéof Oscar Browning.”

  • Prelude to War

    It seems timely to write about the Great War, now known as World War I.  Just over 100 years ago, on July 28, 1914, with the declaration of war on Serbia by Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary, the war commenced. Its genesis had been the assassination a month earlier in Sarajevo of the Emperor’s son and heir, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. 

  • Visitors to the 2014 Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee had some hot fun Saturday downtown, and in some cases, some fun ran hot and cold, as with the ice cream eating contest.

  • Visitors to the 2014 Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee had some hot fun Saturday downtown, and in some cases, some fun ran hot and cold, as with the ice cream eating contest.

  • Inside stuff:

    Address:139 Fox Run

    Owners:Neal and Barbara Hammon

    Statistics:3,500 square feet, 2 stories, 8 rooms, 6 working fireplaces

    Architecture:Colonial/federal

    Built: 1977;designed by Neal Hammon

    Accoutrements:All locks in the house made between 1820 and 1860