Around Town: Mark Nov. 12-13 on your calendar

November 01, 2004|ANNABEL GIRARD

Nov. 12 and 13 will be the days to be out and about in Danville, so mark your calendars now.

The first ever Gallery Hop Stop, sponsored by The Arts Commission of Danville and Boyle County, will feature works by local artists on display at 22 locations throughout the community between 5 and 8 p.m. on Nov. 12.

"What I'm so excited about," said commission director Ann Nichols, "is that the arts community and business community are working together. ... That's one of the most wonderful things about living in a small town."

The cooperative effort puts 22 art stops at businesses, agencies and private galleries. Refreshments are being offered at most of the locations.


Local artist Donna Clore, a member of the planning committee, is quite excited that Danville has more stops than Lexington does during similar events. Clore said the event offers the perfect opportunity to do some early browsing or shopping for Christmas.

The places on the Gallery Hop will be easy to spot. Boyle County Extension Homemakers have made burgundy triangle banners with "Art Event" on them to hang at each location.

The next day there's All in Good Taste, sponsored by the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. Samples of food from 18 local restaurants will be available for sampling. The event is from 6 and 8 p.m. at the Christian Life Center of Centenary United Methodist Church on Perryville Road.

Tickets are $15 individual and $25 couple and available from the chamber office at South Fourth and Martin Luther King streets. You'll even be able to see some of the art you might not have had time to get to during the Gallery Hop.

Complete details will run next month in the Advocate.

French travel writer visits this area

When Jerry and Joanne Duryansky booked a room at Old Crow Inn earlier this month, the bed and breakfast operators, Mignon Brousseau and Linda Brousseau, thought nothing of it, except that the couple was from Paris, France.

Before leaving, Duryansky revealed that he is the European editor for Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The stop wasn't a vacation. He was working on a travel article about the Bluegrass, picking his stops by searching the Internet.

Other stops were Lexington, Shaker Village, Perryville Battlefield and Beaumont Inn. Duryansky especially wanted to visit a winery. He got the tour of the wine cellar from winemaker Dominique Brousseau.

Duryansky must have had a sense of deja vu during the visit. His last article was about the Cajuns in Louisiana, which happens to be where father and husband Andre Brousseau is from.

One of "America's Legendary Drives"

It may be a little past leaf viewing time, but this part of Kentucky was listed in a feature on the Internet about "America's Legendary Drives." The site - - focuses on scenic and noteworthy stretches of roadway.

The drive called "My Old Kentucky Home" begins in Lexington and takes U.S. 68 to Harrodsburg with mention of Shaker Village and Fort Harrod. The route then goes on to Danville and Perryville before heading west to Springfield and Bardstown.

Ragged Edge gets grant

The Ragged Edge Community Theatre in Harrodsburg has received a $2,416 grant from the Kentucky Arts Council. The operational support grant makes it possible for the theater to secure matching grants.

Random Acts of Kindness

The leaders of Boy Scout Troop 119 did their good deed for the day recently.

Mignon Drake, (the married name of the Mignon Brousseau mentioned above) was driving home from work when she heard a dragging sound coming from under the car. She pulled off by the Catholic church on First Street in hopes of using the phone.

The Scouts were gathering and two adult leaders came out to help. Drake, who uses her maiden name at the Old Crow Inn bed and breakfast, said she would have been happy just to use the phone, but the two men looked under the car and were able to put the muffler back in the bracket that holds it in place.

"They wouldn't give me their names." But she was glad Scouts do good deeds.

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