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Date set for DWOS 2012

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

The date has been set, for the 2012 Dancing With Our Stars!  Mark your calendar for Saturday October 6th starting at 6 p.m.  More details will follow!

Top 10 Reasons to Shop Locally

Friday, January 20th, 2012

This list was received from Barbara Wold [bwold@ix.netcom.com] on 1/9/12:

10 Reasons to Shop Local

  1. Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in your town create local
    employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local
  2. Local independent shops invest more in your communities.
    Local businesses are proportionally more generous in their support of local
    charities, schools, and community events. So supporting local shops means a financial contribution to your community.
  3. Local shops sell great products at affordable prices.
    Some people get out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products available.
  4. Shopping locally saves you time and money.
    You travel less, saving on time and fuel.
  5. Shopping locally retains your communities.
    People don’t like losing shops and services in small towns but don’t equate
    this with how they spend their money.
  6. Shopping locally retains your distinctiveness.
    Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products. Local businesses respond more quickly to the needs of local customers, stocking products to meet changing population needs.
  7. Shopping locally saves the environment.
    Local shops often stock a high percentage of locally sourced goods that do not require long-distance transportation, helping to reduce our global footprint.
  8. Local shops are for everyone. Most people can get to their local shops easily. This is especially important for the elderly, young people and others who rely on public transportation.
  9. Local shops value you more. Evidence from numerous surveys
    show people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service.
  10. Shopping local saves services. Private and public sector services
    cluster around shops. As shops disappear so do hairdressers, banks, restaurants and other businesses.

Consumers can pledge to Think, Shop, Buy, Local and commit to patronizing businesses near where they live and work. Local stores employ your neighbors, pay taxes that support your schools and improve your roads, and contribute to local non-profit groups.

Together we can strengthen relationships that improve our quality of life. So next time before you make a purchase, Think, Shop, Buy, Local.


Friday, January 20th, 2012

This spring, Logan’s Landing will award one $500 scholarship to a Logansport High School student entering his/her freshman year of college in the fall of 2012.  Dancing With Our Stars organizer Pam Leeman stated, “The amazing response to our Dancing With Our Stars events proves to us that the Logansport community recognizes the importance of the arts in downtown revitalization.” Board President Kathy Dingo stated, “The Logan’s Landing organization wanted to use some of the money raised at these events to encourage the next generation of citizens to continue their arts-related activities and volunteerism.”

Eligible students must have been involved in the arts while in high school, through
arts-related curriculum and/or extra-curricular activities, and must continue
their involvement with the arts while in college. Applicants must provide a
description of their volunteer activities while in high school, and preference
will be given to those whose volunteer work involves the arts and/or Logan’s
Landing.  Applicants must submit an essay of 100-250 words on the topic “Why  the Arts Are Important to Me.”

For additional details, call the Logan’s Landing office at 574-722-9345, or e-mail lldirector@loganslanding.com.  Applications and scholarship details are also available at the Logansport High School guidance office.

Welcome Coffing’s Cafe

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Logan’s Landing welcomes Coffing’s Cafe to the downtown district!  They have a breakfast buffet AND a lunch buffet each weekday.  Stop by 722 East Broadway and say hello to Diane and her staff!