Students' pancake fundraiser will send WWII veterans to D.C. memorial
Some World War II veteran, when he soon boards a plane bound for Washington, D.C., can honestly say that pancakes paid his way.
A lot of pancakes. About 1,500 pancakes. And 110 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of sausage and 90 dozen eggs.
That's how much food 115 eighth-graders at Upper Arlington's Hastings Middle School cooked and served this week to about 375 people to raise money to send veterans to see the National World War II Memorial.
SYMMES TOWNSHIP, OHIO NEWS – Seven women athletes were honored at Loveland High School on February 7. The Loveland seniors will be committing to play interscholastic athletics at the college level. High School Athletic Director Jeff Zidron said, “For all, this is both the end of a long process and the beginning of a new adventure. Everyone of these athletes have been competing across multiple sports for over 10 years. The number of car pools, practices, weekends, the emotional high and lows and the shear volume of practices, games and events they have been part of is astonishing.”
Addressing the student's parents in attendance, Zidron said, “To parents, this is an end of literally years of sacrifice and enjoyment. It is also the start of a level of competition your young athletes have been preparing for their entire lives.” Zidron said he hopes that the Loveland Athletic program has aided in their preparation both physically and emotional for the upcoming challenge.
Zidron told the women to remember “Tiger Pride” and you will be successful.
In the photo, from left to right:
Ms. Laura Battaglia will be playing soccer for Transylvania University in Lexington. Laura is a 3 year varsity letter winner and a 2008 captain. She helped lead the Lady tigers to their finest state tournament finish in history. Laura is also a member of the FAVC All Academic team.
Ms. Erin Bauer will be running cross country and track for Malone College outside of Canton OH. Erin is a 4 year varsity letter winner in both cross country and track. In 2008 she led the Lady Tigers to our first ever state appearance. Erin is a 3 time 1st Team All Conference runner and was named to the 2008 All City team. Erin is also a member of the FAVC All Academic Team.
Ms Erin Henry will be playing basketball for Warner Southern College in central Florida. Erin is a 3 year member of the varsity Lady Tigers. She is a winner of the 110% Tiger Award and an All FAVC Academic Team member.
Ms. Cara Lennon will be swimming for Clemson University in South Carolina. Cara is a 4 year varsity letter winner for our swim team. In 2007 she won the FAVC backstroke championship and finished 3rd in the state. Her time in the backstroke earned her All American status. In 2008 Cara has already been named FAVC Swimmer of the Year leading the girls swim team to a 2nd place conference finish. She is a 4 time all conference award winner. Cara is also a member of the All FAVC Academic Team.
Ms. Jackie Necamp will be running hurdles for Bowling Green University. Jackie was named the 2007 FAVC Runner of the Year winning the 300 hurdles. She has broken 2 school records and set the FAVC record in the 300 hurdles. Jackie is also a Loveland Edward Jones Award winner.
Ms. Genna Petersen is a 4 year varsity soccer letter winner and a 2 time All FAVC first team member. She led the Lady Tigers to their best ever Regional Semifinal appearance losing to the eventual state champion. Genna was named 1st Team All City and 2nd Team All State for 2008. she is a member of the All FAVC and All Southwest Academic Teams.
Ms Kate Sloane will be playing soccer at Urbana University in central Ohio. She is a 2 year varsity soccer player who was an All Conference selection her senior year. She also helped lead the Lady Tigers to the 4th round of the state tournament.
The occasion for the shock jock's diatribe was his introduction of Senator John McCain at a rally. To his great credit, McCain denounced the remarks when he heard about them, disassociated himself from this kind of attack, and reaffirmed that his campaign would be conducted on higher ground. Good for you, John McCain. So of course, the local loud-mouth, Bill Cunningham, quickly withdrew his support from McCain and now is denouncing him too; which, of course, was quickly picked up by his mentor, the national radio loud-mouth Rush Limbaugh (whom the local Cunningham seems to desperately "wannabe"). And, of course, Rush is now denouncing both Obama and McCain.
CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO NEWS - On February 28 in the parking lot of Mercy Hospital, hospital staff, the Clermont County General Health District, the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, and the Clermont Emergency Management Agency set up a mobile field hospital.
“From the time we are notified there is a health emergency, it takes roughly six hours to put up the 30 bed mobile field hospital that we have in place today,” said Clermont Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. “This type of an exercise enables us to familiarize our volunteers with the equipment they will need should a real health crisis or emergency situation occur.”
“This type of an exercise helps us test our emergency plans,” added assistant Clermont Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit. “Things can look good on paper, but by testing that out we can determine if we need to make modifications in our emergency plans.”
The Alternative Care Center utilized during this drill is part of a 210 bed mobile field hospital that was purchased by the Southwest Ohio Public Health region. Care centers, like this one, have been used in disaster response efforts such as Hurricane Katrina; the mobile centers can provide triage and acute care, as well as provide hospitals with extra beds, critically needed in emergency situations.
“During this exercise, the Clermont Engineer’s Office has provided invaluable assistance,” said Lambert. “Their expertise in putting shelters up quickly and skillfully will be a real asset should a real life emergency occur. I am thrilled with how well this exercise was carried out today.
LOVELAND, OHIO NEWS - The annual Loveland Middle and Intermediate School PTSA Silent Auction Fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 1, at Loveland Artists Studio on Main across from the Loveland Post Office from 7:00 to 10:00PM. The auction features themed baskets from each classroom, items and services from local businesses, a live auction of sports memorabilia, raffles and split the pot.
In addition, the local band The Perpetrators will be providing music and entertainment. This is the main fundraiser for the Parent Teacher Student Association, and the money raised goes to provide programs to enhance their children’s education such as Science Day, Pi Day, equipment for playgrounds, technology for science labs, and teacher grants.
LOVELAND, OHIO NEWS – You too can “Send a Flock Send a Flock of Flamingos” to help raise funds for the Loveland High School Afterprom. For a $10 donation, the Loveland High School Afterprom committee will “flock your friend or neighbor’s front yard.” A flock of Plastic Pink Flamingos will anonymously land on the lawn of your choice sometime between February 25 and March 20, and remain there for 24 hours.” The committee is hoping that your “flocked friends” will also help Afterprom by donating a $20 “removal fee” and sending the flock on to another yard.
To send a flock of flamingos to a Loveland friend or neighbor, all you have to do is Download flockingform.pdf (also available at the Afterprom website) and mail along with your donation of $10 or more.
Afterprom is a drug and alcohol-free evening/overnight provided for Loveland juniors and seniorsFlamingo regardless of whether or not they attend the Prom. The celebration is meant to provide a safe and fun alternative to other, less desirable after prom activities. In order to provide this event for our high school students, the committee relies on fund raisers and donations.
If you would like to volunteer or would like more information about After Prom, please visit their website at www.lovelandpta.org/afterprom or contact the committee chair, Sara Dyer, at 697-9744.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Roughly 152,000 voters in Ohio's six largest counties have already cast their ballots in the first presidential primary in which they don't need to show a reason in order to vote early.
That's just 3.5 percent of the roughly 4.4 million Ohioans projected to vote in Tuesday's primary. However, there are still six days left before the election, and the figure does not include Ohio's other 82 counties, representing roughly 60 percent of the state's population.
Early voters throughout the state have gone to their county boards of election to vote on paper ballots or touch-screen machines, or have requested paper ballots through the mail. Both methods are considered by election officials to be absentee, and both provide options to vote early.
LOVELAND, OHIO NEWS - Loveland parents are invited to attend the Special Services Parent Night, on Monday, March 3, at the LovelandIntermediateMediaCenter, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.
There will be speakers from area colleges to speak about post-secondary transitions and speakers on the use of assistive technology. There will also be ongoing poster sessions providing parents with information on special needs resources.
Multi-Factored Evaluation Process -Bill Croskey
Sensory Diet Stations-Teri Schad
After School Social Skills Club -Candace Santose
Partner’s Club -Molly Swaine
Ohio Achievement Test/Ohio Graduation Test-Mary Ellen Wilson
State Support Team Region 13 (SERRC)
Families of Special Needs Network-Megan Sweeney
Positive Behavior Support-Matt Jacobs
Assistive Technology-Trisha Kniskern
Project Search-Susie Rutkowski
For more information, call the Department of Teaching and Learning at 683-5600, ext. 6217
LOVELAND, OHIO NEWS - Grailville has announced its 2008 Garden Volunteer Calendar. You can learn about gardening while volunteering at Grailville, an environmental, education and retreat center located on an organic farm in Loveland. You can join us them March 15 for planting early crops in garden and in the greenhouse.
Volunteer days are from March to November on selected Saturdays from 9 AM untill noon.
To reserve a spot or for more information contact Mary Lu Lageman at (513) 683-2340 or [email protected] More information about Grailville, including driving directions, can be found at www.grailville.org.
You will be working in Grailville’s kitchen and herb gardens where produce is grown to serve guests of the Grailville Retreat Center. The 60-year-old kitchen garden has been organically certified since 1992. You will learn various aspects of growing vegetables that you can apply in your own backyard. No experience is needed; you can join for one day or the whole season. Following are the dates and expected projects (though projects could change dependent upon weather and garden priorities). You can also expect to become familiar with a wide variety of other garden maintenance tasks.
March 15 Planting early crops in garden and in the greenhouse.
April 12 Planting Spring crops in garden and weeding herb garden
May 17 Planting tomatoes, squash, and other summer crops
June 7 Planting next succession of crops
June 28 Harvesting and drying garlic
July 19 Planting early Fall crops and cleaning garlic
August 16 Planting late Fall crops and cleaning garlic
September 6 Caring for herb garden and other perennials
September 27 Planting garlic
October 18 Weed and mulch garlic and prepare annual beds for winter
November 8 Apply compost and put garden to bed
Gather at the Greenhouse (near Grailville exit).
WHAT TO BRING: Gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty (and a mid-morning snack if you would like). Tools will be supplied.
In case of severe weather, the project will be cancelled.
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Volunteers are also welcome to come on other days or for other hours.
Arrange hours that suit your schedule by contacting
Tonight in Cleveland, the Democratic candidates meet in what may be their final debate. With Hillary lagging in delegates, Obama on a roll, and the candidates sniping at each other, the MSNBC moderators will be tempted to play "gotcha" -- trying to capture press by baiting the candidates into turning on each other.