New trend fills apartments
on South Sangamon Street
ago, living downtown meant "living above the store," a matter of
economy and convenience for families just getting a start in business. Later,
when "the store" prospered, the families would move to a home in a
residential neighborhood. While living downtown was practical, it wasnít
generally considered fashionable.
itís a national trend, according to local contractor Dale Bassi, and it can
provide economy and convenience or living quarters as elegant as any you will
find in a strictly residential district. For example, Bassi reports, builders in
Bloomington are fixing up apartments "left and right" in the downtown
area. "They tell me there is no lack of demand for downtown residential
living quarters, as long as they are of good quality and have the expected
amenities," he said.
on Lincolnís South Sangamon Street are proof that living downtown is popular
here as well. Bassi and his partner, Dr. Larry Crisafulli, have no trouble
finding renters for the apartments they are constructing on the second floors of
the two buildings they own, 201 and 205.
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Across the street,
in the 100 block, the Steffens family has renovated the upper floors of three
buildings to create 12 apartments, all currently rented, and Larry and Bette
Steffens are building a new 4,000-square-foot home for themselves above the Pink
Shutter Thrift Shop.
In addition, about the first of
November, Steffens will open the first bed-and-breakfast the city has had in
recent years, and a second bed-and-breakfast suite is in the works. Both will be
luxurious, with living rooms, big bedrooms and Jacuzzis, and both will be
downtown, "above the store."
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violence program and candlelight walk scheduled for Oct. 12
Logan County Domestic Violence Task Force will have a candlelight walk on
Thursday, Oct. 12, beginning at 7 p.m. at Washington Monroe School. Participants
will walk from the school to the Logan County Courthouse, where Judge Donald
Behle will speak and make introductions for the domestic violence presentations.
There will be an interpretive dance, dramatic readings and a display of
silhouettes of domestic violence victims, known as the Silent Witnesses.
Everyone is welcome to participate in the candlelight walk and attend the
presentations at the courthouse. The H.Y.P.E. group (Helping Youth in a Positive
Environment) from Lincoln Junior High School will provide child care in the
gymnasium at Washington Monroe School. Also, the Silent Witnesses will be on
display in the courthouse rotunda throughout the day on Oct. 12.
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throws farewell party
for Bartmann Nursing Home
Ponder, a Lawndale business owner, wanted to give Bartmannís a giftóa
wonderful farewell party to help ease the heartache that comes with closing a
long-established business. So he gathered his friends and associates together
and did just that on Friday, Sept. 29.
celebration took place in the activity room, which was lavishly decorated with a
fall theme. M & M Vending of Lincoln provided a jukebox filled with a
variety of old-time hits for all the facility to enjoy for the entire day. Don
Ponder donated chicken; Kevin Smith provided the grill and barbecue sauce; Steve
Taylor and Dave Naugle cooked the chicken for the noon meal. Department heads
provided side dishes.
Gary Osborn band and Dave, also provided by Ponder, played for two hours in the
afternoon. Staff and residents had a great time taking turns singing and dancing
with the band. Nearly 45 families, residents and staff members participated in
the meal and festivities.
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to everyone who donated their time and talents in providing a very special day
for the residents at Bartmann Health Care Center. An extra special thank you
goes out to Don Ponder for organizing and coordinating the event. Everyone at
the facility appreciated this gift and his incredible generosity.
managed by The Tutera Group, is a long-term health care facility that has served
the community for over 50 years. The facility will be closing on or before Nov.
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