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This and That: Pirate Pete the Pug gets his pizza … and more
This was supposed to go out this morning. Better late than never? I’ll let you decide.
Thanks for sponsorship help today from The Arts Federation, presenting the TASTE of Tippecanoe on June 17. Support the arts by attending the TASTE of Tippecanoe! The TASTE is Indiana’s BIGGEST fundraising event for the arts and you can be a part of it. Tickets can be purchased at TAF or online at tasteoftippecanoe.org/buy-tickets. Presale tickets are only $5!
I had a small batch of This and That in the hopper for this morning, but it apparently didn’t go out. Better late than never? I’ll let you decide. Here you go …
NEW MOSEY MAP: Saturday bring the second Mosey Down Main Street of 2023, starting at 6 p.m. between Sixth and 11th streets. This year, organizers have come up with an interactive map that shows where vendors, food and drinks are available, as well as who is performing on each of the Mosey stages. Check it out by clicking the map below:
While we’re here, this is the music lineup Saturday:
Main Stage, Sixth and Main
6 p.m.: Joe Shelton
7:20 p.m.: Medicinal Moonshine
8:40 p.m.: Sheeza
10 p.m.: Frank Anthony and the Purebred Mongrels
Side Stage, 8th and Main
6 p.m.: No Rest for the Weekend
7:20 p.m.: Strange Combination
8:40 p.m.: Scratch Thing
10 p.m.: The Unusual Suspects
Ninth and Main
7-9 p.m.: Oasis Belly Dancing Troupe
Second Stage, 11th and Main
6 p.m.: Lauren Grace Mills
7:20 p.m.: Triple Dragon
8:40 p.m.: Cougar Candy and the Lunch Ladies
10 p.m.: Blends
‘PETE THE PUG’ GETS SERVED: Things came full circle, in a way, Thursday in the story of Pirate Pete, the wayward pug that became a folk hero in Battle Ground over the past month. That afternoon, the dog helped christened a new creation made his honor at the Battle Ground Pizza King, 105 North St., a pizza called the Pete the Pug that comes with pepperoni, sausage and ham with a BBQ drizzle on top.
The review after pictures with fans at the Pizza King and later at the Tippecanoe Battlefield?
“Great,” said Pete’s owner Eric Martin. “Couldn’t have done any better. Same goes for Pete.”
If you’re catching up, Pirate Pete built himself into a local legend, his movements tracked by ghostly, nighttime security cam footage and announcements of backyard sightings on Battle Ground Beat, a 5,100-member Facebook page after being lost from his home several miles north of town. A neighbor finally captured him in a live trap using lunchmeat and cat food – not an option on the pizza, obviously – to great celebration across the town about four miles north of Lafayette.
For more on his story: “The lost-and-found adventures of Pirate Pete the Pug.”
LAFAYETTE JEFF GRAD UP FOR TWO TONY AWARDS: Good luck Sunday night to Aaron Glick, up for two Tony Awards as a producer on Broadway shows “Kimberly Akimbo,” which is up for Best Musical, and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” up for Best Revival of a Musical. Glick, who graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 2002, won a Tony in 2019 as a producer on “The Boys in the Band,” which received Best Revival of a Play. (If all that wasn’t enough, Glick was inducted with the class of 2022 Lafayette Jeff Hall of Fame.) The Tony Awards air at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 11, on CBS.
TIPPECANOE ACTS RALLY POSTPONED: A rally and march initially scheduled for June 17 and hosted by Tippecanoe ACTS, a Greater Lafayette organization formed in 2022 after the mass shootings at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, has been postponed, the group announced this week. The rally was going to be held at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse fountain but ran into scheduling conflicts with other downtown Lafayette events, organizers said. The rally and march, billed as a day of remembrance for victims of gun violence, will be rescheduled, the group said.
WEST LAFAYETTE TOWING RATES GO HIGHER: Towing companies will be allowed to increase maximum charges for various services when it picks up a vehicle in West Lafayette, the first movement since the city capped fees nearly two decades ago. This week, the West Lafayette City Council unanimously voted to bump the rates for towing and storage.
Among the changes:
Maximum towing fee with no special equipment: $128 (current: $85).
Maximum towing fee requiring special equipment: $181 (current: $120).
Maximum, motorcycles: $128 (current: $85).
Maximum service charge for arrival on a scene in response to a request by police: $53 (current: $35).
Maximum fee to retrieve a vehicle at night from a towing service: $68 (current: $45).
Daily maximum fee to store a towed vehicle: $30 for outside storage, $40 for inside storage (current: $20).
The council also changed the ordinance so the charges are tied to a definition of “daily” that means each 24-hour period beginning at the time the vehicle is impounded. Towing companies also would not be able to charge for storage on days when they are closed and vehicles can’t be recovered.
Thanks, again, for support from The Arts, which is preparing for the Taste of Tippecanoe on June 17 in downtown Lafayette. For discount admission, go to tasteoftippecanoe.org/buy-tickets.
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