Have your holiday lights lost their twinkle? Drop off broken or unwanted lights at any Great Parks visitor center between December 10, 2014, and January 11, 2015.
Recycling holiday lights instead of throwing them in the trash keeps them out of landfills and gives them a new life. As part of its mission of conservation, Great Parks of Hamilton County is offering six convenient drop-off locations to the public. The lights are collected and recycled by Great Parks’ current contractor for metal recycling.
This is last week's sermon message from Rev. Dr. Stephen Swisher at Epiphany United Methodist Church.
About Rev. Dr. Stephen Swisher
Rev. Dr. Stephen Swisher, the Senior Pastor at Epiphany United Methodist Church, is a third generation United Methodist leader. He has pastored congregations of every size from small, medium, county seat, regional and large membership Churches. He holds advanced Theological degrees including the Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Sacred Letters. He is an ordained Elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Dr. Swisher is a frequent resource person for Districts and Conferences across the Denomination on the subjects of Church growth, Clergy effectiveness and Media outreach. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and an Adjunct Faculty member in Preaching and Leadership at United Theological Seminary. Sswisher@epiphanyumc.org.
Teachers Dana Dale and John Phenix stand with their class and the tree they decorated for the Loveland Arts Council's silent auction benefitting Milford-Miami Ministries. Bids will be accepted on this and many other holiday trees from December 5 through December 20 at Studios on Main located at 529 Main Avenue in Loveland.
Children's Meeting House Montessori School (CMH) has joined forces with Whistle Stop ClayWorks (WSCW) to support the Loveland Arts Council's silent auction to benefit Milford-Miami Ministries. CMH Montessori School and WSCW worked together to craft unique, hand made ornaments to adorn two trees that will be available through silent auction from December 5 through December 20. WSCW provided hand made, white clay ornaments and the school children used paints and their imagination to uniquely personalize and decorate each one.
"It has been a joy to work with school children to create these hand crafted ornaments. It really gives a warm feeling to give back this holiday season. After all, that's really the true spirit of the holidays - it's better to give than receive," says Kay Bolin, co-owner of WSCW.
The two trees, along with many others decorated by local artists and businesses, are available for sale via silent auction starting at the Opening Reception on December 5th through December 20th at Studios on Main located at 529 Main Avenue in Loveland.
Nancy Sullivan's studio will be open this Saturday, 4 until 10 PM, at the Loveland Artists Studios on Main. The collection of artists are celebrating Christmas. Nancy said, "There will be music and refreshments and lots of gift ideas."
As a child, Nancy always was interested in drawing. To keep her out of her folk’s hair they would hand her the comic page of the newspaper, a paper grocery bag and a pencil and she would be occupied for hours. Trying to draw Charlie Brown’s round head has evolved into many exhibitions, jurying art shows, and teaching in her own studio in Loveland, Ohio. Her paintings can be found in corporate and private collections from coast to coast.
Nancy has been a long standing active member of the historic Cincinnati Art Club, serving on the board several times and years ago she was also privileged to be a participant in “Reginald Grooms Circle”.
Classes with Nancy
Nancy teaches classes Monday thru Thursday. She concentrates on technique and letting the water do the work.
Classes are two hours long and private or semi private. Nancy teaches children and adults.
Sessions are at 11AM and 2 PM. Supplies are included for beginning painters.
Bring your whole family, this Saturday DEC 6, to enjoy a fun filled FREE event. Children can visit with Santa, decorate cookies, have their face painted and make holiday crafts. There will also be carriage rides, live music and the Miami Township Tree will be lit at 5:15 pm.