The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Big Walnut will host its annual Bark For Life Event fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunbury Town Square.
Bark For Life is a non-competitive walk event for dogs and their owners to help raise funds and awareness for The American Cancer Society. It is also an opportunity for the community to come join us for a fun afternoon.
Despite some concerns from Commissioner Ken O’Brien, the county will move forward with projects related to the 2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
The commissioners on Monday approved three measures that will allow several CDBG projects to proceed.
The first measure, approved unanimously, certified the environmental review record for a CDBG project for sidewalk repair in Shawnee Hills and declared no need for a similar review for a project to improve Galena’s new village hall.
While he voted for approval, that did not stop O’Brien from grilling Delaware County Economic Development Director Gus Comstock about the resolution.
Members of the Harlem Township Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, March 20, at the Harlem Township Hall and Firehouse, with trustees Jerry Paul, Bob Singer and Dave Jackson present. Also in chambers for the session were Eldon Johnston, Vicki Tieche, John Ciszek, Joni Manson, Dale Fling, Valerie Pedersen, Sue Rasche, Steve Mazzi, Verna Hines, Vincent Fritsch, Jay Beckner and Dave Zehala.
Dave Zehala and Jay Beckner, representing the U10 Big Walnut Traveling Baseball Team, attended the meeting to discuss the possible use of the township west baseball field for 2014 through 2017. The trustees asked several questions and said they will get back with them.
Big Walnut Local School District Superintendent Steve Mazzi attended the meeting to report that the school district received an Excellent With Distinction rating on the Ohio Department of Education 2011-12 Report Card. Mazzi said this is the seventh consecutive year that Big Walnut has been rated Excellent by the ODE.
Taking on a restoration project of any sort can be touchy business. We know that if we are not following accepted restoration practices we might damage historic fabric. We also understand that that we must follow prescribed research and documentation procedures during any restoration project so that others who come after us will know what has been done during our project and how, what we did not do and why, and what we discovered along the way.
This is especially true when doing cemetery restoration projects, and for anyone interested in cemetery restoration Misti Spillman is offering a Beginners Cemetery Restoration Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Red Bank Cemetery in Genoa Township.
Each year Curves of Sunbury has offered local residents the opportunity to contribute food and other household items to the Big Walnut Friends Who Share (BWFWS) Food Pantry. During the month of March, Curves of Sunbury participated in the Annual Curves Food Drive, this year in its 15th year nationally, to benefit local food banks.
With a theme of “Feed the Need” this year’s drive encouraged Curves members to feel doubly good about themselves as they made time to exercise for good health and took time to help others in the community with a donation of nutritious food.
Collectively, over the past 15 years, 75 million pounds of food were distributed to local communities all over the world through the Curves Food Drive.
In its fourth year, the Genoa Township Community Gardens have become a place for gardeners of all ages, from novice to experienced garden aficionados, to gather, trade gardening hints and lore, and socialize in a pleasant outdoor environment.
The gardens are located on the east side of Worthington Road across from the entrance to Sheffield Park subdivision in Worthington Road Park.
On Thursday, April 4, members of the Genoa Township Board of Trustees met at the gardens for a Community Gardens Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, officially opening the gardens for 2013 use.
Genoa Township police officer Jason Berner and the department’s K-9 Gandolf stopped in during last Thursday evening’s Genoa Township Board of Trustees meeting to present the trustees with a $10,000 donation for the township’s K-9 Fund.
The $10,000 donation was from A Brighter Days Foundation. PGA professional golfer Jason Day and his wife, who are Genoa Township residents, founded the foundation.
The American Cancer Society’s Big Walnut Area Relay For Life begins on Friday evening, June 7, at Big Walnut High School; but area teams are already busy organizing and raising funds to help reach this year’s local goal.
Katie Cautela, owner of Katie’s Kloset on the Square, is holding Katie’s Kloset Fundraising Team Event, a First Annual Flea Market with Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, April 19, and Saturday April 20 inside Sunbury Town Hall.