The Batavia Unit #27 of the American Legion Auxiliary recently presented to Bette Paul a Certificate of Lifetime Membership. Bette has been a member of Batavia Unit over 70 years and has served in many ways to honor the service of all United States Veterans. From left are Lillian Chadwell, Unit President; Bette Paul; and Julianna Patton.
At the August meeting of the Williamsburg American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #288, new officers were installed for the coming year. Front row from left are Linda Livingston, President; Jennifer Klein, Secretary; Judy Walsh, Historian; Teresa Conway, Corresponding Secretary; back row, Pauline Caudill, Chaplain; Kenita Weaver, Treasurer; Karen Huffman, 2nd Vice President and Carolyn Dingus, 1st Vice President.
The Haunted Woods, which has become a Halloween tradition for residents in Williamsburg, has been causing screams and laughter at WJAA fields since 1985. This years marks the 25th hair raising event. The fund-raiser is sponsored by the Williamsburg Junior Athletic Association. The funds are used to keep the athletic fields in good shape and provide equipment to the sports teams.
Early settlers celebrated the harvest each fall with a time for food, fun, and fellowship with family, friends and neighbors. The Monroe Township Historical Society hopes to continue this tradition.
Irene James has been a Cincinnati Reds fan her entire life. That is quite an accomplishment as Irene is 98-years-old. She has followed and supported the Reds through the championship years and the 100 loss years as well and has been content in just listening to them on the radio.
Great River’s Girl Scout Troop #41280 of Bethe has been learning about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the time it takes items to break down when tossed in a landfill. That is the inspiration of their “Dream Rocket” project panel: “Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle..Make a difference one piece at a time.”
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.