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Frankly Speaking

Where Art Meets the Outdoors

September 22, 2016

Local Artist Re-Imagines her Grandparent’s Farm. What’s free, open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk, has both natural beauty and beauty made by human hands, and is just six miles from downtown Frankfort off Highway 127? If you don’t already know the answer, this Sunday might be a good time for a visit to the Josephine Sculpture Park as they put on their annual Fall Arts Festival.  Melanie VanHouten, who named the park after her grandmother Josephine, is the creative force behind the venue that opened in September 2009. She’s quick to add that she has had a lot of help. “I got lucky when I married B.J. The family is integral to this. I couldn’t do this...

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...