The P.A.W.S. Bingo Fundraiser will be held this Thursday, October 27th at the Community Room. Come out and support this wonderful cause! Tickets are still available at The Corner Cupboard in downtown Union City or from any Board Member. They're $20 each & are good for 20 games!
Wymer Design & Promotions presents a special one night only event at the Firehouse Pipes in Union City, Indiana(226 N. Plus St.) as legendary professional wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Jake "the Snake" Roberts comes to town with his UnSpoken Word Tour! This is a 21+ event, beer and wine will be for sale. Tickets are $30 and doors open at 7:00, seating is very limited and first come first serve.
Jake unleashes his road stories and locker room antics and pranks he played on his opponents. You may enjoy stories about Ravishing Rick Rude, Hacksaw Jim Duggan to the British Bulldog, Andre the Giant, The Undertaker and more. The era that everyone loves and never forgets .Whether you are a wrestling fan or not this one of a kind story teller will keep you wrapped in his coils and leave you wanting more! Also appearing will be stand up comedian Alex "koolaid" Ansel to open the show. Jake has recently been featured in the documentary about his life and recovery from addiction in the inspiring film "The Resurrection of Jake the Snake" which has won rave reviews and is currently featured on Netflix. The film has an 89% positive review ranking on the popular film review site Rotten Tomatoes.
Jake was nice enough to take the time to answer a few questions for us heading into the event...
Q. The response to the recent documentary about you "The Resurrection of Jake The Snake" has been huge, the film has gotten overwhelmingly positive reviews from nearly everywhere, it has a 89% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes! Did you expect it to get such a huge positive response?
A. No never, so very thankful for it and thankful it is helping others too!
Q. The documentary is streaming on Netflix currently but where can people go to purchase it?
A. From me directly at Firehouse Pipes this Friday or at http://www.jakethesnakemovie.com/
Q. Are you still doing the DDP Yoga program and in contact with Dallas?
A. Yes I talk to Dallas almost every day and DDP Yoga is part of my everyday life
Q. One of the greatest honors a person can have is to be inducted into the hall of fame in their profession, how much did it mean to you to get inducted into the WWE hall of fame?
A. At the time it meant the world to me, the big aaahhh moment, finally where I belonged. But I will tell ya that after the movie came out and had such a huge impact on so many people that has what has made my whole career worth it all!
Q. You worked with some of the all time greats in the wrestling business from Andre the Giant, Ravishing Rick Rude, Macho Man, Sting and nearly everyone in between, who was your favorite opponent to work with in those days?
A. Too many to narrow it down, so many great matches and great workers.
Q. You have always been considered one of the greatest minds in the history of professional wrestling, do you follow todays product at all? and if so who on the current WWE roster impresses you?
A. I honestly dont get to watch it much but my current favorite would be Bray Wyatt
Q. You may be the most famous wrestler that was never the world champion, did that bother you or do you see it as a positive that you were able to achieve so much success and never needed a belt to make you a star?
A. Yeah, I dont think I ever needed it. Plus it would have just been one more thing I had to carry around with me lol
Q. How would your compare what you are doing now with your Unspoken Word Tour to wrestling in front of thousands of people? I would assume it is a totally different kind of adrenaline rush.
A. Its still a great feeling, wrestling was my love but doing the Unspoken Word tour allows me to relive those days again, and remembering things I had long forgotten. But doing this tour allows me to connect with fans in a whole new way. Especially when helping others with addiction, now thats a rush!
Q. What can people expect out of your live show?
A. The show isnt JUST for wrestling fans, the opener Alex Ansel will leave you on the floor rolling in laughter, then I come out and scrape ya back up off the floor and starp ya in for crazy and insane from my past!
Q. Anything you want to say to your fans before the show on Sept. 30th at Firehouse Pipes?
A. Come out and have a good time with us Friday, We have lots to share and hope to see you there!
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us Jake, we look forward to seeing you on the 30th!
Opening and artist reception is Friday, Sept 2nd from 7-9pm at the Arts Depot
The Preservation Society of Union City IN-OH will host its annual Garden Tour on Saturday August 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The rain date will be August 28. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the City Building at 105 Columbia in downtown Union City and at the Antique Mall.
There is an exciting line-up of homes for the tour that this year features gardens, decks, pools and ponds. As always you will have an opportunity to get ideas for your own gardens and homes.
The homes of Luciano Banda and Sergio Banda are situated facing the Indiana Ohio State line just two blocks south of Chestnut St. At the corner of South St. and State Line you will find unique plantings and a welcoming fountain at the home of Lucio Banda. On all sides, visitors will find a beautiful array of plants. The patio has carefully laid stone work and leads you back to South St.
Next at the home Sergio Banda, just one block to the north of Luciano’s home you will see plants surrounding the home. At every turn there is one more surprise from the baskets hanging from the tree in front to the stone and metal work in the beautifully planned gardens. Think of the view from the porch in early morning light as you look out on the flowers leading up to and surrounding the home.
If you enjoy the sounds of water and nature, the Hufford home at 218 S. Plum is the spot for you! The garden, pond and deck are a labor of love and reflect the hours of work that have made each corner of this hidden garden a surprise. The coy pond, the decking, stone work, and the plantings transport the onlooker to another place in time. The sounds of bubbling water and chirping birds in the trees create a perfect spot for relaxation and imagination.
Leaving town West on Highway 28 just beyond Jackson Pike, just a short distance on the right you will find the Durbin home. As you drive up to the white home with the elevated porch, you will imagine living in the South. Once you have parked in the long paved drive, to the west of the home, you will see the gazebo situated on the pond. Don’t be surprise if you hear the sound of horses that are in the stables and the ring just beyond the pond. Who wouldn’t want to have lunch at the gazebo or maybe a mint julip or sweetened iced tea as you gaze on the beautiful rural landscape. Lovely plantings surround the home and grounds.
When you arrive at the intersection of Jackson Pike and 28 on the southwest corner at 1602 Jackson Pike up a long winding drive, you will find yourself at the Gelhaus home. As you slip through the gate at the back of the home, be prepared for one of the most beautiful pools in the area. Sorry, no skinny dipping! Whether by early morning, midday or a starlit sky at night you will feel transported and can take in the beauty of water and sky. In addition the home is surrounded by carefully manicured plant
Union City-Redefined is proud to present the 2016 Union City Arts Festival featuring Eddie Money on Friday, September 9th - Sunday, September 11th.
Grammy-nominated recording artist Eddie Money will be headlining the opening of the 2016 Union City Arts Festival on September 9th starting at 9 P.M. Eddie Money has enjoyed over four decades of success in the music industry and has recorded numerous top 25 hits in the 70's, 80's and 90's. Hits that rocked the charts and venues throughout the country such as "Shakin'", "I Wanna Go Back", "Think I'm in Love", Grammy-nominated "Take Me Home Tonight" and perhaps his greatest hit "Two Tickets to Paradise" are just a few songs you will hear Friday night to kick off another successful Union City Arts Festival.
Union City native Chris Hawkey will be returning to headline Saturday, September 10th starting at 8 P.M. along with many other local and regional acts throughout the day. Attaboy will be headlining Sunday, September 11th starting at 3 P.M.
The Arts Depot will be hosting many events throughout the festival including Art Vendors and Workshops. Tickets to the festival will include the Music, Food Vendors, and Beer Gardens. Tickets are $15.00 for the Friday Admission, $15.00 for the Saturday Admission, or you can purchase the Weekend Admission Ticket for $25.00 and save $5.00. Sunday will be FREE to the public. You can purchase tickets at eddiemoney.com, unioncityartsfestival.eventbrite.com, the Union City-City Building and there will be a booth during the State Line Heritage Days on August 3rd - August 6th.
To keep up to date with new information, please check out the Union City Arts Festival Facebook Page and help spread the word to make the 2016 Union City Arts Festival the best yet!