In the Good Ol' Summertime!
If you like a summer packed full of fun, this issue of
PARIS! is for you!
Cooling oﬀ in the Paris City Swimming Pool is a summer tradition. The city has upped its game this season with three, fantastic water slides. Read about more exciting Eiﬀel Tower Park improvements in “Around Our Town.” Speaking of kids’ stuﬀ, check out upcoming classes oﬀered at Lee Academy in “Arts and Entertainment.”
Needing some inspiration? Look no further than our Spotlight Article on the amazing Monique Gray. Her life story is one of both heartbreak and triumph.
Join us for a new series, “Business As Usual,” featuring local companies that have stood the test of time – some are having centennial anniversaries this year. This issue proﬁles The Toggery, McEvoy Funeral Home and Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Warm weather naturally draws us outside, and PARIS! has information to enrich that experience. Garden Guru John Watkins has a hilarious take on garden tools. “A Couple of Travellers” reveals several diverse attractions nearby that everyone can enjoy. Summer oﬀers more time to cook and entertain, but don’t touch your spatula before reading Dan Jackson’s “Paris Cuisine” where three of our favorite docs share their recipes. And ﬁnally,
our feature on the total eclipse of the sun in August provides ideas on how and where to best enjoy this stellar (get it…the sun is a star) event.
School may be out, but there’s still captivating, local history to enjoy. “When Bullets Flew” highlights Civil War Governor Isham G. Harris. “Reminiscence” chronicles a brief marriage that took a deadly turn and “Back in the Day” entertains us with tales from the Sky-View Drive-In.
Finally, if you’re a pet lover, prepare to be howling proud of two dogs who are doing their part for our community. Not a pet lover? Here’s a spoiler alert, Goldie and Tanner will win you over.
Don’t forget “Healthy Ideas,” our Calendar of Events, Dining Guide and more!
Editor and Publisher of PARIS! Magazine