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Downtown Clothing Store is Dynamite!

August 29, 2016

Vibrant! That’s the first word that comes to mind when you enter Nitro, a women’s clothing store at the corner of Lewis and Main Street in downtown Frankfort. The clothes, the accessories, the décor – everything is bright and inviting. I recently had a chance to visit with Frankfort native Alice Schwartz, who has been a salesperson at the store since February of 2013. But she’s not your ordinary clothing store salesperson. For thirty-two years she worked at Magee’s, the bakery she owned with her husband Charles. Shortly after they had sold the bakery Schwartz came into Nitro to shop. Owner Sherrie Goebel approached her and said, “Would you like to come to work for me? “ “I’m a people...

Spelling So Others Can Learn

August 15, 2016

Fundraiser Supports Local Adult Education Center. Last weekend, I had the privilege of taking part in Spellapalooza VII.  The annual event benefited the Thorn Hill Education Center in Frankfort.  Since it’s a fundraiser I thought it might be nice if I found out something about the organization. What I discovered is amazing! “Thorn Hill is more than an education center,” says Executive Director Dani Smith-Thorne. “It’s a community focus point. We strive to be a positive influence on Franklin County to help make things better.” With a small, committed staff of thirteen, plus six others who volunteer on a continual basis, Thorn Hill provides opportunities for adults to attain their GED plus the tools and assistance necessary to go on...