The Bethel-Tate Board of Education invited a number of residents from the school district to an informal meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10, to respond to their questions and receive some feedback from them. School board member David Brannock reminded the group that twice during the past year the board had tried to get a levy passed for operational needs for the district and met with failure both times.
The Sixth Annual Taste of Clermont was held Sept. 11 – 13 at a new location this year. The event was moved from downtown Batavia to the parking area directly behind the Eastgate Mall in order to allow for more booths and more rides. On Friday night, three judges spent some time sampling a variety of food offered by Clermont County restaurants.
During the current economic crisis and with the health care industry in turmoil, the Veterans Administration is offering veterans an alternative to meet all their health care needs. A new VA Medical Center Clinic opened its doors Sept. 1 and doctors, nurses and administrators are now meeting the health care needs of more than 3,300 veterans at the facility.
During the Disabled American Veterans National Convention held Aug. 22 – 25 in Denver, Colo., two area men were elected to national positions. Colonel Joseph Johnston was elected to the position of 4th Junior Vice Commander for the year 2009-2010.
Clermont County is introducing a free discount drug card program that is available to everyone in the county, regardless of age, income, health, or employment status.
The fourth annual Art Affaire at Promont House Museum will be held from 12 – 5 p.m. Sept. 12. The event will feature local artists in various media, including painting, pottery, wood carving, jewelry, fiber arts and wearables, and more.
The 2009 Autism Expo will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Live Oaks Campus in Milford. This is a free event for families and teachers of students with autism.
The Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky alpaca community will host the fourth Annual Alpaca Gala from noon – 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The event will be held at the New Richmond Alpaca Farm located 1240 Bethel-New Richmond Road. Organizers invite the public to this free event to learn more about alpacas and find out about purchasing alpacas.
The Taste of Clermont is celebrating its sixth year with some new events, including the state finals for the Colgate Country Showdown on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Eastgate Mall parking lot. Seven bands are on the schedule for the competition and will be representing areas from around the state. They will be performing beginning 6:30 p.m. and are expected to conclude about 9:30 p.m.
The second annual Lantern Lighting Ceremony will be held from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The event was launched in 2008 and met with such success among township residents and their guests that the organizers have scheduled it again this year.