Excerpts from the no-longer-existent Whitsend.org feature called the Odyssey Times.
Originally published on the website around February of 2001.
Local Gardener wins National Award
Gloria Filgengeister, a local gardener and pet lover, recently won the Most Prickly Rosebushes Award from the Prickly Rosebush Society of America. “It’s about time I won the award,” says Filgengeister. “I’ve entered the contest for twenty-six years running.”
Filgengeister’s rosebushes can be seen on 2482 Main Street, just down the road from Whit’s End.
“My only request to the public is that they keep their kids out of my lawn,” she says. “I’ve spent years on those rosebushes and the worst thing that could happen would be that a little child would come along and trample them.”
Talk radio program found to be most popular in town
“Candid Conversations with Connie,” the talk show hosted by Whit’s End worker and Timothy Center staff member Connie Kendall was found to be the most popular show in town by an Odyssey Times poll.
“I think it’s great that the show is so popular,” says Kendall. “People enjoy tuning in to hear their neighbors like Jack Allen and Whit.” Upcoming guests include Tom Riley, Jason Whittaker, and Bart Rathbone.