Friday, January 2, 2004

News briefs

Drop in at Tafts' to usher in year

MOUNT AUBURN - The William Howard Taft National Historic Site will bring the holiday season to a close Sunday when the Friends of the William Howard Taft Birthplace host the annual New Year's Open House.

From noon to 4 p.m., the public is invited to visit and enjoy holiday refreshments, just as guests would have in the 1850s at the birthplace of the 27th president.

Admission is free. It is located at 2038 Auburn Ave.

Library offering English classes

DOWNTOWN - The Cincinnati Public Library is offering free classes in English and grammar skills at the Main Library, 800 Vine St., starting Jan. 10. The programs also are offered at the Groesbeck Branch, 2994 West Galbraith Road, on Saturdays, and at the West End Branch Library, 805 Ezzard Charles Drive, on Tuesdays. Information: (513) 369-4570.

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Resolve to kick smoking habit

AVONDALE - If you've resolved to quit smoking this year, this might help: Christ Hospital is offering the American Cancer Society Freshstart Program, a free four-week program that begins Tuesday. A new session also begins at the start of each month. Classes take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the A-level classroom of the new Heart Center of Greater Cincinnati at the Christ Hospital, 3200 Burnet Ave., Avondale. Information: 585-2273.


Hamilton Mason Road in West Chester Township will close Tuesday between Cox and Butler Warren roads for installation of a sanitary sewer line for the Voice of America Park. It is tentatively scheduled to reopen the week of Jan. 12.

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