This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Odds and Ends, May 6 2014

Remember the storm and possible tornado that we had last November? It severely damaged buildings of the L&P Body shop on North McKinley Street. Both buildings were demolished some time ago and now all that remains is a concrete slab.
 Construction is underway by the Interstate on a future Taco Bell. I drove past the site last week and took a picture, but it is too fuzzy to share.

The semester is in its final week at SJC with graduation on Sunday. I recall the graduation speaker, who graduated a couple years after I came, though I do not think I had him in class. He has had a very successful career in China.

Speaking of China, over thirty students from Hong Kong and China will be on campus this summer for summer programs. Some will arrive mid May, and others at the end of June.

This past weekend the music department presented their last concerts of the school year. The small orchestra had a light attendance. Several pieces were performed by their alternative string orchestra using electronic violins, violas, cellos, and bases. It was very different from the usual classical fare, such as this piece.
 The choir had a large audience as they performed a wide variety of music. In addition to the large choir, there were other groupings, such a male acapella group, shown in this video.
 Downtown Rensselaer has some changes going on. The photographer is gone from the Horton Building and soon it will become a day care. The open house will be, according to window, May 12 from 4 to 8.
 The windows of Home Sweet Home, around the side of the building, have "for rent" signs in them, as do the windows on the second floor of the Odd Fellows Building. I think those are the windows of Ryan and Ryan Consulting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe that St. Joe graduates on Saturday this year. A change from the past.