New Richmond Elementary has received the Silver Award from the Ohio Department of Health’s Healthy Ohio program for the 2009-2010 school year. The Buckeye Best Healthy Schools Awards recognize schools that demonstrate a commitment to the health and wellness of their students and staff through the establishment of programs and policies that foster such goals. These include improving nutrition, increasing physical activity and stopping or preventing the use of tobacco.
Southwestern Ohio/Serpent Mound Pagan Pride Day will be held from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Serpent Mound. People of all ages and spiritual backgrounds are welcome.
Mass Transit magazine has named Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) Director Ben Capelle to the annual Top 40 Under 40 list, honoring young professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry.
Ask most high school students what they did over summer break, and you will hear common responses like took a vacation, slept a lot, played video games, worked at camp, searched for a job or babysat the neighbors. Four College Tech Prep Engineering Design students at Grant Career Center can tell a little different story. These students will tell you how they earned eight college credits at Cincinnati State this summer and gained valuable insight into college life.
Halloween Trick or Treat in Union Township has been set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Treats will be available at the Union Township Police Department, 4312 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, and police officers will distribute treats while on patrol.
“This is absolutely amazing. I am thrilled they are doing this,” said 81-year-old Korean War veteran Cecile Dozier of Miami Township, surveying a model of the Korean War Memorial that will be built at Miami Meadows Park in Miami Township. Plans for the massive memorial were unveiled during a news conference at the Clermont County Administration Building in Batavia Thursday, Sept. 16.
Military Veterans have until Oct. 21 to claim a bonus they have earned if they were involuntarily kept on active duty after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The “stop-loss” bonus is entirely separate from the Ohio Veterans Bonus that was approved by voters in 2009.
The Culinary Careers Program at Grant Career Center has announced the opening of the Sports Gallery Restaurant at the Career Center Tuesday, Sept. 21. The Sports Gallery will be open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week. Lunch hours are 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The students have been hard at work preparing the menu and practicing cooking skills that will result in delicious meals offered to the public.
The days of salon $10 haircuts are back again! At least they will be from 4 – 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13 at Kharisma 775 B Eastgate Drive in Cincinnati when the $10 Haircuts for Hunger event will take place. $10 Haircuts for Hunger is being planned by salon owner Donna Miles-Passick to benefit Inter Parish Ministry (IPM). According to Miles-Passick, “This is just a simple way for us to give to those in our community who need help with food and clothing.”
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio brownie troop 41282 of Felicity along with their sister daisy troop 48377 of Bethel had a campout at Chilo Park Saturday, Aug. 14. Their theme for the over-night campout was “Get Ready to Rock Out Another Great Year of Girl Scouts.” The campers did crafts, games, and sing alongs. It was a hot day but the girls cooled off with water games.