Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Third meeting set on Deerfield Wal-Mart

Neighborhood briefs

Staff/Wire reports

DEERFIELD TWP. - Township trustees will take another look at the long-discussed plans for a Wal-Mart Supercenter April 26.

The meeting will be 7-11 p.m. at North Cincinnati Community Church, 6170 Irwin-Simpson Road.

Trustees have already had two four-hour public hearings on the development proposed for Mason-Montgomery Road. But trustees have not heard from all the residents who have requested a chance to speak, so no decision has been made.

The township zoning commission has recommended conditional approval of the preliminary plans.

Clermont cleanup seeks volunteers

BATAVIA - From roadsides, inside parks and even from canoes, Clermont County residents can pick up trash as part of a massive litter cleanup project on April 24.

"We'll have at least 19 separate sites all over the county. For almost everyone, there should be one nearby," said John McManus, project manager at the Clermont Office of Environmental Quality. He expects at least 750 volunteers.

The cleanup begins at 9 a.m. at all locations. At six of the sites, volunteers can paddle in free canoes to pick up trash on Stonelick Creek and the East Fork River.

"We'll just try to get as much off the banks and out of the river as we can," said Della Honicutt, assistant park manager at East Fork River Park.

Volunteers can also go to one of 13 cleanup sites, one in nearly every township, to pick up trash in neighborhoods, parks and along roads.

To sign up for the River Sweep, call East Fork State Park at 734-4323. For any other location, call Clean and Green 753-9222.

All volunteers get gloves, trash bags and morning refreshments. Free T-shirts and lunch will also be available while supplies last.

Hospital to have party, open house

HAMILTON - As part of its 75th anniversary, the Fort Hamilton Hospital, opened May 1, 1929, will host a Roaring '20s Party this month and a community open house in May.

Community members are invited to join with hospital associates, volunteers and physicians at the Roaring '20s Party 7-11 p.m. April 23 at Tori's Station in Fairfield. Tickets are $25 and are on sale until Thursday in the hospital's administration and human resources department at 630 Eaton Ave. Reservations can be made by calling 785-4787.

The anniversary celebration will continue with a community open house 11 a.m-2 p.m. May 1. It will feature a "Healthy Taste of Hamilton," music, gifts, health information, a historic display and tours of the hospital. Information: www.FortHamiltonHospital.com.

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