Scarecrow Decorating Contest, Metropolis, IL

Oct 7, 2017 - Scarecrow Competition Market Street, Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com
Scarecrow Decorating Contest, Metropolis, IL
5 (100%) 2 votes

METROPOLIS, IL – Scarecrows will be on display along Market Street through October in front of businesses and organizations in historic downtown Metropolis.

The scarecrow invasion is due to local businesses and organizations competing in the 1st Ever Metropolis Scarecrow Decorating Contest. All businesses and organizations are invited to join in on the fun as well.

The public can vote for their favorite scarecrow by donating money at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce. The winner of the competition will have rights to forward the winning funds to their favorite Massac County charity with the City of Metropolis matching the donations up to $250.

Some suggested charities include the COPE Food Pantry, Guardian House Women’s Shelter, Hope Unlimited, etc.

See the Event Page at facebook.com/events/scarecrows/

For more info call the Metropolis Area Chamber of Commerce at (618) 524-2714.

Sixth and Vintage, Metropolis, IL

Oct 7, 2017 - Sixth and Vintage womens clothing Boutique Fall 2017 line Market Street, Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com
Sixth and Vintage, Metropolis, IL
5 (100%) 1 vote

METROPOLIS, IL – Sixth and Vintage Boutique & MarketPlace features women’s clothing, new and vintage home décor, candles, gourmet food, gift wrapping and more located on historic Market Street in uptown Metropolis, IL.

Individually we can all help keep downtown Metropolis vibrant by shopping and eating at locally owned business.

Sixth and Vintage Boutique
Clothing store in Metropolis, Illinois
Address: 600 Market St, Metropolis, IL 62960
Phone: (618) 309-3003
Site: sixthandvintage.com
Map: google.com/maps

 

Metropolis IL Public Library – WiFi, eBooks, events…

Oct 7, 2017 - Metropolis IL Library Massac County/photonews247.com
Metropolis IL Public Library – WiFi, eBooks, events…
5 (100%) 1 vote

METROPOLIS, IL – The Metropolis Public Library resides in a beautiful building at 317 Metropolis Street in Metropolis, IL.

Even though this library is nestled in a small town with population just over 6000, it stands toe-to-toe with with bigger-city libraries due to it’s high-tech format, a format that keeps hard copy books available on the shelves while offering digital versions and free WiFi as well.

The Metropolis Library also holds many community events throughout the year such as the Annual Farm Frenzy,  a live event that entails local farmers volunteering their time to bring the farm to the library.

Farm Frenzy gives others a chance to stand next to these bigger-than-life machines used to churn dirt and harvest crops, crops that eventually end up on our dinner tables. There was a small petting zoo this year where the young and old gathered to pet the animals and experience what it’s like to be next to these beautiful creatures. It’s really awesome and a must see.

Metropolis Public Library Central Library
Public library in Metropolis, Illinois
Address: 317 Metropolis St, Metropolis, IL 62960
Hours: Closed today
Phone: (618) 524-4312
Site: metropolispubliclibrary.com
Map: google.com/maps

 

Paducah’s Giant Indian Sculpture ‘Wacinton’ Honors Chickasaw

Oct 6, 2017 - Wacinton carving and Indian statue in Honor of Chickasaw Indians, Noble Park, Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Paducah’s Giant Indian Sculpture ‘Wacinton’ Honors Chickasaw
5 (100%) 1 vote

PADUCAH, KY – Wacinton is the name of the giant Indian statue that sits along Park Avenue in Noble Park next to the tennis courts in Paducah, KY.

Wacinton means “to have understanding.” It was hand-carved in 1985 by Peter “Wolf” Toth from a local 56,000 pound red oak.

A  plate at the site reads:

Hand chiseled from a local 56,000 pound Red Oak to honor the Chickasaw Indians who lived and hunted in this area until the Jackson Purchase, 1818.

By Sculptor Peter “Wolf” Toth
Dedicated May 26, 1985 to the City of Paducah and the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Mayor Joe Viterisi
Commissioners
P.J. Grumley – Harold Ford – Robert Coleman – Hal Cole

more sources:
♦ paducahky.gov/monuments-and-memorials
mclib.net/blogs/history/?p=222

Outback Steakhouse Paducah, KY – Review

Oct 4, 2017 - Outback Steakhouse restaurant I-24 and Hinkleville Rd in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Outback Steakhouse Paducah, KY – Review
5 (100%) 3 votes

PADUCAH, KY – The Outback Steakhouse on Hinkleville Road at I-24 in Paducah has become one of our favorite places to eat for many wonderful reasons, so I wanted to share at least four of them with my readers.

Reason #1. The salads

Delicious Freshly cut salad at the Outback Steakhouse restaurant on Hinkleville Road at I-24 in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Delicious Freshly cut salad at the Outback Steakhouse restaurant on Hinkleville Road at I-24 in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com

Reason #1
The Salads are always so fresh and served right away leaving plenty of time to finish before the entrees come out.


Reason #2. The Bread

Oct 4, 2017 - Warm Bread at Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Oct 4, 2017 – Warm Bread with Butter at Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com

Reason #2
The oven-baked bread is served warm with every meal at Outback. This is sometimes overlooked in reviews, so I wanted add that the bread in concert with the melted butter is like having dessert before your meal; it’s that good.


Reason #3. The Outback Center-Cut Sirloin Dinners

Oct 4, 2017 - 6 oz Center Cut Sirloin, Loaded Mashed, Coconut Shrimp, at Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Oct 4, 2017 – 6 oz Center Cut Sirloin, Loaded Mashed, Coconut Shrimp, at Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com

Reason #3
The 6 oz Center Cut Sirloin dinner comes with two sides and oversized Coconut Shrimp for around $16.00. This tasty entree turns into two meals when you end up taking half of it home.

Oct 4, 2017 - Toppings on Loaded Mashed Potatoes at Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Oct 4, 2017 – Fresh Cut Toppings on Loaded Mashed Potatoes at Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com

I tried the Loaded Mashed Potatoes a few months ago and have ordered them ever since. The added toppings cost $1 more but it turns the mashed potatoes into a savory buffet.

Oct 4, 2017 - 6 oz Center Cut Sirloin at Outback Steakhouse Hinkleville Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Oct 4, 2017 – 6 oz Center Cut Sirloin at Outback Steakhouse on Hinkleville Road in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com

The Center Cut Sirloin is always mouth-watering and cooked perfectly every time. This is about our eighth time eating at this location and have always been impressed with the tenderness of the meat and the way it is seasoned.

Since the meals are big, we always have leftovers to take home. The Loaded Mashed Potatoes can be frozen and work great for things like thickening up stew or for potato pancakes to name a few.


Reason #4. The People

Oct 4, 2017 - Jon Weber Kitchen Manager (L) and Kenyata Beasley Grill Cook (R) make sure everything is cooked to perfection at Outback Steakhouse, Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Oct 4, 2017 – Jon Weber Kitchen Manager (L) and Kenyata Beasley Grill Cook (R) make sure everything is cooked to perfection at the Outback Steakhouse in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com

Reason #4
I took a closer look at the many reasons why we like going there so much and, as it turns out, the reasons always seem to point back to the remarkable staff.

The staff at Outback Steakhouse, like Kitchen Manager Jon Weber and Grill Chef Kenyata Beasley, are part of the professional team that make sure everything is cooked just right. The professional Wait Staff then serves the made-to-order meals to their customers, meals that look more like works of art with a heavenly smell to boot.

We wanted to thank, Ladonya, for patiently helping us with our order today and giving us service fit for a King and Queen. She, also, let us know that we received a $5 discount since we are Outback App Members.


The food and service at Outback are impeccable. For example, you most likely will never have to ask for a refill since new drinks are, most often than not, delivered to tables before customers are finish with the first one.

There’s is nothing that beats Paducah’s hospitality and this Outback follows this long-held local tradition to the tee.

So if you are ever traveling through Paducah on I-24, just get off at Exit 4 and head East on Hinkleville Road (US-60). It’s right off the highway next to Drury Inn.

Oct 4, 2017 - Outback Steakhouse restaurant building in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Oct 4, 2017 – Outback Steakhouse restaurant building in Paducah, KY/photonews247.com

Outback Steakhouse
Boisterous Australian-themed chain serving steaks, seafood & other hearty steakhouse fare.
Address: 3995 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, KY 42001
Menu: outback.com/menu
Phone: (270) 442-4111
Map: google.com/maps

The Mellow Mushroom, Paducah, KY

Oct 2, 2017 - Mellow Mushroom restaurant and Ice Cream Factory inside Historic Coca Cola Bottling Plant, Paducah KY/photonews247.com
The Mellow Mushroom, Paducah, KY
5 (100%) 2 votes

PADUCAH, KY – The Mellow Mushroom is a pizza chain decorated with local art inside the former Coca Cola Bottling plant at the corner of Broadway Street and Lone Oak Road.

HOURS
Monday-Thursday (10:30 AM – 11:00 PM)
Friday-Saturday (10:30 AM – 12:00 AM)
Sunday (10:30 AM – 10:00 PM)

Mellow Mushroom
3121 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 216-4050
menu: mellowmushroom.com/paducah
map: google.com/maps

 

 

Cynthia’s Ristorante Downtown Paducah – Romantic

Sept 25, 2017 - Cynthia's Ristorante, Market House Square, Downtown Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Cynthia’s Ristorante Downtown Paducah – Romantic
5 (100%) 1 vote

PADUCAH, KY – Cynthia’s Ristorante is an upscale, 12-table Italian restaurant located at 125 Market House Square housed in a romantic historic building in downtown Paducah, KY.

The menu has two sections labeled First Course and Second Course. The First Course includes salads and flatbreads ranging from $7.75 to $10.00.

The Second Course ranges from $22 for the Baked Spicy Rigatoni to $39 for the Bacon Wrapped AAA Prime Filet of Angus Beef.

Below is one of the many 5-star ratings received on Google Maps.

Michael R.
 ★★★★★
Everything about this place; the atmosphere, 
the service, and especially the food 
are all phenomenal.

Cynthia’s Ristorante – for a romantic evening!
Italian Restaurant
125 Market House Square, Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 443-3319
menu: cynthiasristorante.com/menu
map: google.com/maps

Transient Boat Dock Paducah, KY (opens)

Sept 25, 2017 - Transient Dock Ohio River, Downtown Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Transient Boat Dock Paducah, KY (opens)
5 (100%) 2 votes

PADUCAH, KY – The new Transient Boat Dock on Paducah’s riverfront is now open. Read details at paducahky.gov/paducah-transient-boat-dock

500 North Riverfront
Paducah, KY 42001
37° 5′ 34.21”, -88° 35′ 50.75”
(270) 444-8508
paducahky.gov/paducah-transient-boat-dock