Sunday, February 22, 2004

News briefs



Deerfield information guide in the works

DEERFIELD TWP. - The township is preparing a community information guide for current and new residents, visitors and local businesses.

The guide will include information on the township's history, activities and services as well as an updated street map that highlights points of interest.

The guide should be printed by early summer.

Recreation center offers kids' art classes

BLUE ASH - The Blue Ash Recreation Center will offer drawing classes for children on a continuous monthly basis beginning in March. "Young Rembrandts" will be from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays for children ages 4-6 and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 6-12. And, for children ages 6-12, a cartooning class will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. each Saturday.

The fee is $43 for a monthly session or $12 for a walk-in class. For information, call the recreation center at 745-8550 or stop in at 4433 Cooper Road.

Story Woods Park nets award for township

DELHI TWP. - The new park here with three nature trails was named one of the best new parks in the state at the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association annual conference in Columbus.

The township received an award for park development at the conference last week for Story Woods Park, completed in 2002.

The 40-acre park at 694 Pontius Road has a playground built by community volunteers, and more than two miles of nature trails in a wooded setting.

Warren County seeks local artists for show

LEBANON - The Warren County Arts Council is looking for local artists who want to participate in the first Festival of the Arts.

The 75-exhibit, juried show will take place June 12 at Berry Middle School in Lebanon.

For applications or more information, contact Sara Stegmoller at (513) 934-9905. Applications are due March 1.

Lake society conducts educational workshop

MASON - The Ohio Lake Management Society is hosting a lake and watershed management workshop March 7 for people who live, work or play near a lake or stream.

The event, sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Mason Municipal Center, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road.

The society is a nonprofit organization that educates citizens and professionals about watershed management and water quality, and their impact on lakes.




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