For about eight months now, we have been buying bottled water as our sink top or counter top water filtering system had used up its filter. We tried to order another but could not find the company that we originally purchased the water filter from. So, We did some research on water filtering systems and discovered the Aquasana system. This system looked a lot better than the one we had and all the others we looked at and the priced was rignt. The counter water filtering unit was only $79.00 and replacement filters are around $50.00. These can last up to six months or a year depending on how much water you consume. The filters are rated for around 450 gallons or more.
Midlothian Farmers Market
A Pleasant Surprise!
This past Saturday, the 12th, my morning excursion was to visit the Midlothian Farmers Market located in the Log Cabin Park in the center of downtown Midlothian. The Farmers Market has been operating for several years, and while not one of the largest in our area, it is certainly one of the most pleasant to visit.
The market opens a 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM every Saturday. In the early morning it is normally nice as the heat of the day has not arrived. But as a Texan, the first think I look for anytime during the day is shade! And there is plenty of that at this formers market. The market is situate in the middle of the Log Cabin l park and is surrounded by trees with lots of shade and normally a soft breeze. There is a nice side walk which connects all the booths and makes for easy strolling. And there is plenty of close up parking! Normally, you can find ten or more vendors set up selling a variety of items from honey, jewelry to vegetables and foods.
A Nice Place to Shop - Heaven's Attic
The other day I was having breakfast at one of my favorite restaurants, Kim and Jenny's, in downtown Midlothian, and noticed a few new businesses nearby. Being a reporter, I decided to explore all the new businesses.
Along North 8th Street there is quaint little park with lots of shade, important to all Texans, as well as a historic cabin. This is the area where the farmers market sets up shop on Saturdays during the summer. There is plenty of parking with all businesses easily accessible on foot. The downtown area, while not as large as some of the other towns here in Ellis County, does have a good number of shops and restaurants offering a nice variety of wares and services.
The Waxahachie Community Theatre
(WCT) announces open auditions
The Waxahachie Community Theatre (WCT) announces open auditions for young actors ages 8-13 for the upcoming July Showcase-Kids production of "The Poisoned Apple" by Dave Barton. Children who will reach their 8th birthday before July 27 are also encouraged to audition. Stacee Johnson will be directing this show that is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service.
Auditions will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Red Oak (600 Daubitz Drive) on Saturday, June 21, beginning at 10:00 AM. The sign-in table will open at 9:30. Please bring a resume and head shot if you have them.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script in a group setting -- no singing or dancing is required. The directors will be looking for actors who are expressive, personable, and comfortable on stage.
It is 5:30 in the morning in Midlothian, Texas and I am in bed but I am awake! I have been woken up by the multiple horn blasts from a freight train. The culprit, a freight train coming through our town headed south. The trains come through each and everyday 10 to 15 times or more daily. The most disturbing are the ones late at night and early in the mornings.
The air horns they are now using are so load they can actually damage your hearing if you don’t protect yourself! I live about three to four blocks from the railroad tracks on the north side of our town and the noise pollution close to the tracks is tremendous! If you have ever been near this area when a train comes through, you know what I am talking about. You can hardly carry on a conversation when the train starts blowing its horn!