• John McDaniel, Midway Correspondent

Midway News - Personals & Comments

I would like to thank all of my fellow Midwegians for jumping on the bandwagon and making contributions to Northside Elementary School so the school could put up its "Leadership Starts Here" sign. After the word got out, it was just a matter of days before the school had the money it needed for the sign. Now the students will experience one example of how much the community takes pride in its Northside Elementary School students. It looks like we "Got-R-Done." ... The Midway Renaissance will be featuring its history committee this Saturday, April 2, as the committee will be celebrating its Midway History Day at the Midway Christian Church Fellowship Hall. This event is a show, tell and discuss event. Everyone is invited to attend and are encouraged to share photographs, newspaper articles, and any artifacts about Midway they may have around the house. The doors will be open from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m., so be sure and drop by and learn just a little bit more about your town. ... Work on Midway Community Garden planting day last week was very limited due to bad weather, which means that more hands are needed this Wednesday to help catch up with all the planting that needs to be done. So if you have a couple of hours to spare and want to get down and dirty, I am sure you will be welcome this Wednesday at 4 p.m. The garden is located behind the Midway Presbyterian Church (103 Turner Street). The garden group will be planting kale, lettuce, collards, radishes, turnips, spinach potatoes and onions and, if there is enough help and time allows, they will be planting broccoli, cabbage, and carrots ... I just want to comment on an article about Midway in last week's paper. "Midway is changing." Midway is changing and it has a lot more changing that will be taking place in the near future. There was a mention of the four restaurants on Railroad Street (Main Street) and Midway is ever so lucky to be blessed with the places we have to eat. I just want to mention that Holly Hill Inn, another fine Midway eating establishment, located just two blocks from downtown is another great place to eat, but that is not why I mentioned it. Holly Hill Inn is one of two Midway restaurants that lead the way in bringing people to eat into Midway from cities such as Louisville, Paducah, and other distant cities. ... I just love reading excerpts that have been taken from the Bluegrass Clipper. I found it funny in last week's March 21, 1895, clippings that the editor was wondering what was wrong with the city lamp lighter. Apparently, the lamplighter wasn't keeping the street lamps lit for a reasonable amount of time. He said that some of the lamps have been extinguished before 10 p.m., to the inconvenience of pedestrians out at that time. See, even as far back as 1895, Midway must have been a rock-and-rolling town. Who would have thought that people would have been out that late in Midway? ... For those of you that are all tensed up and stressed at the end of the week, there is a way to begin your weekend and mellow out. Remember: every Saturday morning there will be yoga classes at the Presbyterian Church from 8:30 till 9:30. The address for the church is 103 North Turner Street. ... From my other Irish grandmother: "If you can't cook don't tell someone their food needs salt."

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