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Girl Scouts learn about garbage patch

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.”

NR Elementary named Buckeye Best Healthy School

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.

Serpent Mound Pagan Pride Day announced

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.

Capelle named to Top 40 Under 40 list

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.

Design students participate in Cincinnati State STEM

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.

Union Township police, fire departments to participate in Halloween celebrations

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.

Model of Clermont Korean War Memorial unveiled

“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.

Deadline nears for vets to claim ‘Stop Loss’ bonus

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.

Grant Career Centers Sports Gallery opens

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.

Inter Parish Ministry offers $10 Haircuts for Hunger

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.”

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