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New Richmond students collect phones for gorillas

New Richmond’s Monroe Elementary School collected 228 old cell phones for the Cincinnati Zoo’s Go Bananas Challenge. “This initiative is a project to save the gorillas,” noted Monroe visual art teacher Adrian Hawk who organized the effort through the school’s Monroe’s Art & Earth Club. “The materials and metals that are used to make cell [ Read More ]

Felicity-Franklin FFA holds food drive

The Felicity-Franklin FFA collected non-perishable foods for the Harvest for America canned food drive competition through the National FFA Association. Last year, the chapter barely lost taking second place and was awarded with a gift card for Carhart clothing for $1,000, which the chapter used to buy all of the members T-shirts, and a $300 [ Read More ]

New Richmond teachers receive technology training

If students in the New Richmond Exempted Village School District got new electronic gadgets for Christmas, chances are their teacher can show them how it works. New Richmond recently devoted an in-service day for teachers to technology issues ranging from use of smart phones and pad computers, sharing documents over the internet with Google Docs, [ Read More ]

Free tax preparation now available

Hardworking local families can get a leg up on tax season by planning now to take advantage of free in-person tax prep at one of 34 convenient sites located throughout Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. In addition to free preparation and e-filing, they’ll get help determining eligibility for and claiming the Earned Income [ Read More ]

Felicity-Franklin FFA holds Christmas party

Felicity Franklin FFA held its third annual Christmas Party Dec. 19, 2011, where all the Felicity-Franklin FFA members were invited to play games and enjoy a meal provided by the FFA chapter. Seventy-three members of the chapter came and enjoyed the food and games provided by the Felicity-Franklin FFA. Also, there were many door prizes [ Read More ]

New Richmond visual art teacher honored

New Richmond Elementary School visual arts teacher Amy Cholkas has received the Circa Recognition Award from the Ohio Art Education Association and inducted into the OAEA Circa Honor Society at the association’s annual conference in Dayton in November. The OAEA Circa Society honors OAEA educators who have shown long term service and professional dedication to [ Read More ]

Health Fair to be held Jan. 14

A coalition of Clermont County agencies will sponsor the Southern Clermont County Health Fair Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Felicity Methodist Church, located at 421 Walnut Street in Felicity. The event runs from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Health screenings will be offered, including lead testing, BMI, dental screening, blood pressure checks, glucose testing, flu shots, [ Read More ]

Program promotes farmers markets

The Catholic Rural Life Conference and the OK River Valley Chapter of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association will sponsor their Fifth Annual Buy Local Foods Seminar Sunday, Jan. 29. Mary Hutten will give the keynote speech about the formation of farmers’ markets, and that will be followed up by sessions about the ingredients [ Read More ]

Clermont residents offered free help to kick the smoking habit

If you made a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking in 2012, some free help is available. Adults 18 and older who are currently smoking on a daily basis and live in Clermont County can now participate in the OSU Quit Smoking Project, a research partnership between the Ohio State University College of Public Health [ Read More ]

Rock and Roast supports Clermont Hike/Bike Trail

Construction on phase II of the Williamsburg-Batavia Hike/Bike Trail is expected to begin this summer. When completed, the 13-mile trail will connect the villages of Williamsburg and Batavia, passing East Fork State Park. “What’s really unique about this trail is that it uses old and existing roadways and is a collaborative effort among the villages, [ Read More ]


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