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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Odds and Ends, September 16, 2014

On Sunday the Friends of the Library sponsored a free music program at the Rensselaer Library. What was supposed to be the Hip Harp Trio became the Hip Harp Duo because one of the members of the trio could not make it.
 The two played a wide variety of music. The harpist teaches music at one of the Indianapolis high schools, and when she was younger spent a year as a musician on a cruise ship, an experience she seemed not to ever want to repeat. There was a respectable turnout for the performance of between 40 and 50 people.

Before I left town a few days ago, someone asked me what the big roll of tubing near the intersection of College and Grace was for. I still do not know.
 At SJC a new entrance to Raleigh Hall is almost finished.
 The city is still working on storm sewer connections on the intersection of Scott and Vine. At the substation on North Melville, workers from NIPSCO were connecting wires. The very long utility pole that I noticed more than a week ago really is quite a bit taller than its neighbors.
 We are headed for fall--or maybe we are already in fall. Some of the corn is almost mature.
I noticed a large preying mantis in my garden. He was wondering what I was doing when I pushed my camera in his face.

It is still over a month until Halloween, but on the east side of Rensselaer one house has decorations out.


Anonymous said...

I believe that the orange tubing is for fiber optics that are being installed in the area.

pam woodworth said...

It is the conduit for the fiber optic cable to go through