Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Coat drive helps keep folks warm

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Channel 5 are again sharing the warmth through the fifth annual 5 Cares Coat Drive.

The drive started Monday with Cintas donating 1,000 new coats valued at $45,000.

City Dash is providing pick-up and delivery service for the drive, which runs through Nov. 21.

"With the generous support of Cincinnatians, we hope to collect more than 4,000 coats to help our neighbors in need to stay warm during the cold winter months,'' said Liz Carter, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul.

Firefighters are helping collect coats. Participating departments are in Anderson, Colerain, Deerfield, Green, Whitewater and Springfield townships; and Harrison, Hamilton, Forest Park, Milford, Blue Ash, Montgomery, Sharonville, Springdale, Fairfax-Madison Place, Loveland, Mariemont, Mount Healthy, Mason and Little Miami.

In Northern Kentucky, participating departments are in Florence, Hebron, Latonia, Alexandria, Newport, Fort Thomas, Fort Mitchell and Covington.

Information: (513) 562-8841, ext. 10.

Learning center opens

The Carl and Edyth Lindner Masonic Learning Center for children opened Monday at the Norwood Masonic Lodge. The ceremony included a dinner, presentations and speeches.

The Kentucky-based Millersburg Military Institute Color Guard participated.

The center was designed to help children diagnosed with dyslexia. The children will be offered free tutoring.

The Lindner Masonic Learning Center was founded by the late Carl Lindner Sr., father of Reds owner Carl Lindner.

Football knowledge pays off

The second Football 101 for Women event, presented by Tiffany & Co. and Provident Bank, drew a record crowd of 350 people that raised $40,000 for the Marvin Lewis Community Fund.

The event was held Oct. 7 at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was the featured instructor.

The women took part in classroom instructions as well as on-field demonstrations.

Running backRudi Johnson and kicker Shayne Graham also took part.

The fund supports Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati; Boys Hope Girls Hope; the Marvin Lewis Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Fund; Minorities in Mathematics, Science & Engineering; the Multiple Sclerosis Society; and Youth Inc.

Information: (513) 772-4900; www.marvinlewis.org.

POSITIVELY KIDS: Wins journalism award

Matt Faig, a senior at Lakota East High School, earned the Jim Davidson Memorial Journalism Scholarship Award in recognition of his accomplishments while working on the high school news magazine. The $500 award was given at the Gloria Shield All-American Journalism Workshop in July in Dallas.

Matt currently serves as the co-editor in chief of the Spark, a 64-page monthly magazine published for students and the surrounding community. He is the son of Nina and Tom Faig of West Chester Township.

AK Steel scholarships

AK Steel awarded renewable $4,000 scholarships, based on academic merit and nonacademic achievements, to children of local employees:

Rebecca Bailey, a Fenwick High School graduate and the daughter of Mary Margaret and Christopher Bailey of Middletown; Kathleen Batliner, Middletown High graduate and daughter of Jennifer and Carl Batliner of Middletown; Douglas BeCraft, Moeller High graduate and son of Rosemary and Terrance BeCraft of West Chester Township; William Brumfield, Madison High graduate and son of William Brumfield and Linda Shepherd, and stepson of Douglas Shepherd, all of Middletown; Kimberly Lange, Edgewood High graduate and daughter of Peggy and Thomas Lange of Trenton; Jacqueline Macy, Madison High graduate and daughter of Lisa and Jack Macy of Middletown; Matthew Margolis, Middletown High graduate and son of Linda Margolis and the late Robert Margolis of Middletown; Justin Rigling, St. Xavier High graduate and son of Marcia and Gregory Rigling of Hamilton; William Woodward, Lemon-Monroe High graduate and son of Theresa and William Woodward of Monroe; and Steven Wright, Middletown High graduate and son of Jodie and Jonathan Wright of Middletown.

To submit an item, please call (513) 755-4165.

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