What’s Fresh in July?
You’ll find many of the same fresh fruits and vegetables in July as you did in June. But there are a few differences. I am especially excited for local tomatoes, which start hitting the stands (or ripening in my garden) in July. Remember, the Miami County Farmers Market is open Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm, at N Broadway and E 5th Streets, rain or shine. (In the event of rain you’ll find the vendors inside the museum.)
Apricots – It’s difficult to find fresh apricots, because they don’t travel well. You’ll usually find them dried or canned. But fresh ones are worth the search. You’ll find them ranging from yellow to deep orange. They sometimes have red or rosy areas. They’ll be from 1.5 to 2.5 inches in diameter. They should smell wonderful and yield to gentle pressure. Don’t buy apricots that are bruised, soft, or mushy. Store ripe apricots in the fridge for a day or two but eat them quickly. If your apricots aren’t quite ripe, store them days at room temperature in a paper bag out of the light. Check them often; they’ll ripen quickly. (These won’t be quite as sweet as tree-ripened apricots, but they’ll still be delicious.)
This week’s Adoptable Cat from The Scratching Post Cat Rescue Inc. is Diana!
Meet this week’s adoptable dog from Miami County Animal Care and Control!
Friday, June 29, 2018
12:26 a.m. Transport at Miami County Jail.
12:57 a.m. A report of a juvenile problem at the Village Pantry on N. Foreman Dr., Peru. Checked ok.
1:59 a.m. Citizen assistance in the 4900 block of E. 1100 S., Amboy.
I’ve written about grief before, about what a gift it is because of the love that came before the loss. I still mean that, but I left too much out of what I said before. While I didn’t make light of the pain of loss, I probably didn’t address it, either.
Grief is hard. I tried to think up some better words, to be more articulate, but there really isn’t a better one. It’s just hard.
When you’ve gotten through a day and you haven’t cried or had regrets or thought too long about how you’ll never see the person you lost again in this lifetime, you might think the worst is over. You sleep through the night and wake without the familiar feeling of dread that goes with mourning and you think it’s a brand new day. The sun still comes up. The first cup of coffee’s still the best one of the day. You will be strong today. You will laugh and mean it, be productive. You’ll be yourself again.
Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini
Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini is a fantastic one pan meal that the family will love! The chicken is so tender and breaded with an amazing parmesan garlic crust and the zucchini is sautéed in a delicious buttery parmesan garlic!
This is a simple 30-minute meal that is full of flavor. The Zucchini is the star of the dish! You guys are going to love this one.
- Written by Sgt. Tony Slocum, ISP Public Information Officer
- Category: Indiana State Police District 16 Peru
Miami/Fulton Counties – Recently, nine departments in north central Indiana teamed up for six days to help stem the flow of illegal narcotics into Hoosier communities.
Officers from the Indiana State Police, the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, the Logansport Police Department, the Peru Police Department, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department and the Rochester Police Department utilized marked and unmarked police cars to conduct saturation patrols on U.S. 31 in Miami and Fulton Counties. Patrol officers were augmented by K-9 officers utilizing narcotic detecting police dogs.
Indianapolis, IN - During the 2018 legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly passed more than 200 bills to improve the Hoosier state. Most of these bills either went into effect when signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb or will go into effect July 1, 2018.