Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Blossom Paradise is located on Main Street, just south of the Triangle. Owners David and Ruth Smith offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor plants, cut flowers and custom-made arrangements. They also own the Tropical Sno that sits next to the flower shop, which is open during summer afternoons.
Owned for the last 4 years by Chris (Mey) Cripe, On the Rox is located two miles east of Altamont on Rt. 40 (next to Gregory's Flea Market). She offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with free music on Saturday nights after 9 pm. There is also a beer garden out back.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The Dairy Bar has been a fixture in Altamont for a long time. It is now called Schultz's Dairy Bar and Pizza and has been owned by Deb and Al Schultz since 1988. Along with the usual Dairy Bar fare, they offer sandwiches, plate specials and pizza. They have steak dinners on weekends. Dine-in or carry-out is available. Deb's Catering is also a part of the present business.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Luke's can be found on Adams St. facing the railroad track. The bar has been owned by Travis Voelker since 2000. The business was previously know as Stone's, and Hodson's before that. Travis has remodeled the bar and kitchen and added a banquet room to the back that has a second bar and a stage for DJs or live bands. They offer a full menu with daily lunch specials.
You can probably find anything at the Flea Market! Although "officially" open April 1 through October 31, the vendors usually stay open as long as the weather allows! Located just east of Altamont on Rt. 40 at the former "Goersville" area. Open on Satudays and Sundays.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
The Altamont Pharmacy is found on 3rd St. in the former Three Sons store. The business has been owned by Doug Phillips since 1986. In addition to carrying pharmaceuticals, they also offer cards, giftables and candy. They are open Monday through Saturday and offer delivery for those who need it.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
A trip to Altamont has to include a visit to Alwerdt's Gardens, located one mile south of I 70, then 1/8th mile east (on what used to be known as the Springs Road). There is over 5 acres of sales area, with 4-plus acres of Display Gardens. The gardens were established in 1988 by Nik and Lisa Alwerdt. They also have a very successful landscaping business.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Et Vas Alt (kind of old) Antiques and Collectables can be found in the building where Roy Feldkamp had his shop for many years. The store has been owned and operated by Bob and Karen Roedl for the last 7 years. It is joined to Main Street Antiques and Collectables, owned by Terry and Cristy White. Hours are Mon-Sat, 10 am to 5 pm.
Monday, May 17, 2010
The Municipal Building is a multi-use building. In the front of the building is the City Office and the mayor's office. There is now a conference room where City Council meetings are held in the room where the library used to be located . The City Police Department is in the center of the building. The back room has a kitchen and is used as the Senior Center and can also be rented for parties and meetings.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The First Presbyterian Church was formed in 1908 and the Church building was constructed in 1912. Because of falling attendance the congregation disbanded in 1994. A group bought the building and organized the Altamont Living Museum, Ltd. After some remodeling the building is now used to stage plays and for concerts. Bluegrass shows are held almost every Tuesday.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Altamont Lumber can be found on the corner of Adams and 3rd St. It was purchased by Charles Blomberg of Farina 25 years ago. Howard Voelker managed the store until he retired and his son Andy then took over. The business was previously owned by the Devores.
Friday, May 14, 2010
The first picture shows the "old" part of the High School. This section houses the gym, the cafeteria, the Principle's Office, the Library and computer room, along with class rooms. The "new" part of the school was added in 1970 and was used for the Kindergarten, First and Second grades, up until the grade school opened in 1976. It was then used for high school classes and the Superintendent's offices.
Recently, the new section started sinking and had to be torn down and rebuilt. More class rooms and a new Superintendent's office was built.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Ballard Nature Center is located 2 miles east of Altamont on Rt. 40. It is 210 acres of hiking trails and nature walks. There is a visitor center, kids' fishing pond and pavilions for picnics. Please check out their web-site for more information, because there is just too much to share here!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Joe's Pizza and Pasta can be found on 3rd St., next to Lock, Stock and Barrel. In business for almost 4 years, Joe's offers delivery, carry-out and dine-in service. They offer lunch specials every day and on Thursday nights they have an all you can eat spaghetti special. Joe's Pizza and Pasta is owned by Joey and Manny Trupiano and Chris Sanders.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Frog Pond Nursery School was built in 1983 by Dr. Huelskoetter because of the fond memories of the one-room school he attended North of Altamont, called Frog Pond. The school is owned and run by Kathy Corder and Vera Schroeder. The building was donated by the Doctor and his wife in 1990 to the Lutheran Interparish School.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Altamont Lock, Stock & Barrel, owned by Scott Cutler, can be found at 110 N. 3rd St. and has been in business since August of 2001. "Buy, sell & trade": scopes, ammo, rifles, shotguns and pistols. Also offered is hunting licenses and on-line auctions.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Gilbert Park is the home of Altamont's baseball diamonds. There are 4 diamonds, a concession stand, and large playground. Altamont hosts several large tournaments each summer. There are also pavilions and a second playground--a great place for picnics and reunions.