Council votes to apply for sidewalk expansion grant

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Council votes to apply for sidewalk expansion grant
As contract crews continue work on sidewalks in the city, council members authorized Civil Southeast Engineering Group to begin the application process for an additional $245,175 sidewalk grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation. The grant application is due in January 2016, and if approved, current sidewalk projects will be expanded upon.“The state department approves all sidewalk project designs for engineering and safety and monitors all projects,” said Mayor Claudia Wigglesworth.“It’s part of our Comprehensive Plan. Again, I highlight for us to improve pedestrian amenities and linkages from residential neighborhoods to commercial areas and out to the school areas. That’s obviously something we had identified in our housing and neighborhood developments (of the plan),” she told the council.

Daleville offers extensive mix of cuisines

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Daleville offers extensive mix of cuisines
This is the second part in a three-part series looking at the city of Daleville’s slogan Shop, Dine, Play. Back in the summer, people began to notice bright new banners flying at the two major intersections in the city. The banners give center stage to Daleville’s new logo, better representing the “City of Opportunities,” according to Mayor Claudia Wigglesworth. She wants everyone to know just how much Daleville has to offer when it comes to playing, shopping and dining. This second part looks at “dine.”So many people just drive past Daleville as they head to Dothan or to Enterprise, or even straight through it, to go onto Fort Rucker, never noticing the eclectic mix of places to eat that are scattered throughout the city.You can eat almost any cuisine, from American to Korean to Chinese to Japanese to Thai to Mexican and so on. A few restaurants have existed long enough that people do, in fact, come from miles around to enjoy the different cuisines.

Clouse presents check to Daleville Public Library

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Clouse presents check to Daleville Public Library
State Rep. Steve Clouse presented a check for to the Daleville Public Library Tuesday.Clouse said he was "pleased to present the $1,000 check" to the library from the state's discretionary funds to help with the library's needs.Library Director Kathryn Brown thanked Clouse as did three of the Library Board members who were present. Brown said the state representative has always been supportive of the Daleville library during his term in the State House as well as before he was elected in 1994

Area citizens display art at Korean Art Exhibition

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Area citizens display art at Korean Art Exhibition
Nearly 20 Korean artists displayed their work at an exhibition last weekend at the Korean Community of south Alabama offices in Daleville. The ancient mode of painting with ink pigments dates back some 500 years, according to one student, Kison Ryu, of Luverne. He said the trained eye can look at Mooninhwa paintings and know if a beginner or a master painted the picture. He said it’s all about the brush strokes, the simplicity and the characteristics of what’s in the soul of the painter. Ryu said during the first few hundred years of the art style, only black ink was used with water, making the pigment lighter or darker, but as society progressed, younger generations have added color ink pigments to their works, which are created on a special type of rice paper. Mooninhwa “was first painted by the scholars—noble Koreans—who were not professional artists, and then eventually ordinary people in Korea began to paint with the techniques,” said Ryu. “It is to focus on the inner world of the person rather than just draw an outline of something, like a plant.”

DIG offers unique gardening opportunity to Daleville area

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

DIG offers unique gardening opportunity to Daleville area
Play is not always about sports and games; it might also be gardening for some.  The Daleville Recreation Department has a solution for anyone wanting to grow their own food, food for others, or maybe even use growing food or flowers as a teaching tool for students in public, private, or home schools. The recreation department has an area behind the center called ”The Dig.” The department was awarded a grant in August by the Wiregrass Resource Conservation  and Development Council (RC&D) to build the area which consists of 30 raised and boxed garden plots, open for anyone to come and garden.
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