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Allerton Park hosts up to 200 different species of birds throughout the year, which should make it a hot spot for bird watchers.
But that aspect of the Monticello-area forest is somewhat overlooked.
The on-again, off-again project to turn 30 acres of city owned land on the west side of Monticello into a recreational facility is on again.
Monticello aldermen Monday approved a resolution to continue funding the project, which has been on hiatus for over a year.
Santa Claus is coming to Monticello this Saturday, Dec. 3 to take part in the annual Christmas parade and Lunch with Santa. The day will also feature several other events, including fundraisers and vendor events.
The Saturday schedule includes the following:
When supporters of Allerton Park & Retreat Center donate to an upcoming project, they will have a chance to double their gift through a generous matching gift opportunity. David and Debra Rathje have donated $156,000 to help fund a semi-permanent tent structure, and they have pledged to match up to $150,000 of additional contributions made to the project until June 2017.
The Monticello Theatre Association is currently rehearsing the comedy “Blithe Spirit” for performances in mid-November.
A United States flag atop a 30-foot pole will be installed at Ivesdale’s community ball field in memory of William Auth, who passed away in August.
It seems an appropriate tribute for the man who was born on the Fourth of July and was known for placing memorial veteran flags at a local cemetery.
A pair of old friends await hikers at Allerton Park for the first time in 30 years, as the iconic gorilla and bear statues have returned to the trail that connects the main parking lot with the Fu Dog Garden.
One of the most unique aspects of Monticello High School’s fall play is that the actors don’t even know how it will end. The audience makes that determination, acting as the jury in “Fairy Tale Courtroom: The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf and the Wicked Witch,” which features three showings this Friday and Saturday (Oct. 28-29).
After suffering a brain injury at the tender age of 10-days-old, life has been a struggle for nine-year-old Conlan Broyles of Monticello. Even after his parents were told he would never walk or talk, he bucked those odds.
The Monticello High School homecoming parade on Oct. 7 will observe the same parade route as 2015, with floats traveling around three sides of the downtown square before returning to the high school.