Over Labor Day weekend, the 52nd Annual Cookie Challenge was held by
the Tastefully Sweet Bakery Shop. The Cookie Challenge traditionally
signaled the end of summer for Millersville, but was also greeted with
great enthusiasm by the townspeople...
This weekend was the annual Country Harvest Fair in Millersville.
Farmers and exhibitors came from all over the region to show off their
prized livestock and produce. The community greeted everyone,
exhibitors and fair-goers alike, with friendly hospitality...
Five neighbors, who happened to also be very good friends, were
chatting at the annual neighborhood barbecue on Saturday night and
discovered some startling news. By some strange coincidence, all five
of them were starting new jobs during the following week...
The Worldscapes Convention, the premiere gaming, science fiction, and
fantasy event of the year, takes place this month! By land, sea, and
air, people flock to Indianapolis at this time each year to experience
four packed solid days of gaming, science fiction and fantasy...
Don needed to replace his old car. So he figured out his budget and
spent a month looking at new cars and used cars at different
dealerships. At the end of the month, he had narrowed his options down
to five possible cars. He was very surprised when he realized that his
final five choices were all from different manufacturers...
Cindy went grocery shopping yesterday and was delighted to find an
excellent selection of fruit available. All of it was fresh, and even
better all of it was on sale! She ended up buying a bit more than she
expected to, but was quite pleased with her purchases...
Baseball season has begun! Already five teams are showing real promise
for having a great season this year. Both fans and analysts are
already speculating how well these teams will do. However, a couple of
the teams had a bumpy week - one team had some pitching problems and
lost more games than they won...
Last night’s baseball game was great! Both teams played very well with
first one team, then the other in the lead. While both teams had many
hits during the game, there were five that were particularly
spectacular and which allowed their team to score runs. Oddly, each
star hitter played a different defensive position, and each drove in
runs with a different hit...
A popular ventriloquist comedy act was in town last week. The show was
fantastic and ran for four days during the week. The ventriloquist was
very good and he used a variety of unique puppets that truly came
alive while he talked with them. While he used a variety of puppets
during each show, each night featured a routine with one puppet in
particular and each featured puppet involved only one topic...
Michael rented his cabin in the mountains to five couples over the
course of the summer months. Each couple stayed at least a week; some
stayed as long as three weeks. By coincidence, this year each of the
couples celebrated their anniversary during their stay and each couple
had a passion for a different recreational activity...
Sara and her four best friends all enjoyed both their gardens and the
flock of small birds that took up residence with them every year. Each
of them kept bird feeders in their back yard, catering to a flurry of
gold finches, cardinals, chickadees, and many other feathery species.
They often spent lazy summer afternoons relaxing in the shade,
watching the busy activity of the birds flitting to and fro...
The Breakfast To Go coffee shop was a busy place in the morning. A
steady stream of commuters found their way in, seeking their morning
ritual of a hot drink and breakfast. The servers at the coffee shop
recognized the regulars and often had their order ready before they
ordered it. This instant service always pleased their customers...
The MegaMillions Lottery was a sponsored lottery in which 13 different
states participated and a winning ticket hadn’t been drawn in several
months. Finally on Wednesday night, the MegaMillions jackpot was won –
by five people in different states. Since the total was so large, each
winner received over 70 million dollars. Each of the winners was
interviewed shortly after discovering they held a winning ticket,
revealing what each first planned to do with the sudden wealth...
Sally started a new semester at school this week and she’s having a
bit of trouble. Her whole class schedule has changed and she’s still
trying to remember it. The school day has six class periods in it,
referred to as Period 1 through Period 6. That would be simple enough
to remember, but then there are three different buildings that her
classes might be held in – Grant Building, Roosevelt Building, and
Washington Building - and of course, each building has three floors of
Four coworkers are all going on different vacations during the month
of February. Each proclaimed that they wanted to go somewhere warm for
awhile – they’d seen enough snow for one winter. The rest of their
departments watched them come and go with envy. Each coworker had a
wonderful time and returned to work with a tan and lots of pictures of
their trip. Determine the full name of each vacationer, the city each
is traveling to, the means of transportation being used (one was an
airplane), and how long each vacationer plans to stay (3 to 6 days).
Last weekend was the Super Bowl game, the annual championship game for
the US National Football League (NFL), and a game that was
particularly anticipated this year by nationwide football fans. Greg
and five of his friends were no exceptions, and they all met at Greg’s
home on Sunday afternoon – snacks in hand and decked out in their
favorite team fan gear – ready to enjoy the game on Greg’s large,
widescreen TV. Determine the full name of Greg’s friends, and what
type of snack and drink each brought with them.
Five different boys had a crush on five different girls. During
school, each boy asked the girl out on a date this Saturday night.
Each was very relieved when the girls agreed. Schedules and parents
were arranged for pick-ups and drop-offs so that at 5pm, five young
couples were en-route to a different activity for the evening.
Determine the full name of each boy, the full name of each girl he
asked, and what each couple did on Saturday night.
Larry works at the Millersville Post Office and today he received five
puzzles from various customers. Somehow, five letters were delivered
to the wrong addresses. The strange thing was where the mail was
actually delivered. Usually when mail was delivered incorrectly, it
was to a similar name or street, or sometimes to a different number on
the same street. But the five letters he received today were delivered
across town from where they should have gone, and even stranger, not
one of them was remotely similar to the place it went...
The high school choir held a concert on the last Saturday evening
before Christmas this year. The choir, made up of both boys and girls,
sang five popular Christmas carols as well as a selection of medleys.
Five of the choir had short solo parts, one each, in the five
Christmas carols. Determine the full name of each soloist, what year
of high school each soloist was currently in (Freshman, Sophomore,
Junior, or Senior), and the name of the Christmas Carol in which each
performed their solo part.
Five people fly into town to attend a conference. Unfortunately, hotel
space for the conference had filled up fast so even though they’re
from the same company, the five ended up in different hotels. The good
news is that the hotels were all within walking distance of the
convention center where the conference was being held. The odd thing
about the hotels where they stayed is that all were
individually-owned, rather than part of corporate chains. However,
each was still a very well-rated and successful business...