Three River's Art Festival
When Covington’s Three Rivers Art Festival takes place Nov. 9 and 10, 23 artists from the north shore will display everything from two-dimensional paintings, drawings and mixed media pieces to ceramics, jewelry, woodwork and more. The festival also will include live music, food, children’s activities, art demonstrations and more.
Located at the corner of East Thomas and South Cherry Street in the heart of Hammond’s historic district, the Columbia opened to great fanfare in 1928. Despite economic ups and downs, the theater persevered for decades, until the advent of television, shopping malls and multi-screen cinemas sent it into a death spiral in 1972.
A Gumbo of Ghouls
Once upon a time, I lived in a 200-year-old Victorian house that was rumored to be haunted by a Civil War soldier. Strange things happened on occasion, but I became a believer one night when I entered a dark room with my arms full of laundry. My roommate was standing behind me when I said, “Hey, help me out, I can’t see a thing.” A lamp about five feet in front of me turned on.