Curves launches online weight-loss subscription service
HURON - Curves International Inc. has launched an online weight-loss subscription service, based on a best-selling book. The site,www.CurvesComplete.com, is an interactive service providing subscribers with diet and fitness information, tools, experts and motivation. It is based on Curves: Permanent Results Without Permanent Dieting, the New York Times best-selling book authored by Curves founder and chief executive officer Gary Heavin.
"Helping Huron-area women achieve their fitness and weight loss goals is what Curves is all about, and the launch of CurvesComplete.com adds another dimension of support," Heavin said. "People now have the option to track their weight loss online, and best of all, you don't need to be a whiz at technology to use our service."
For more information, visitwww.CurvesComplete.com. You can reach Curves at one of several area locations: Norwalk, at (419) 660-9500; New London at (419) 929-8988; Willard, at (419) 933-2878 and Huron at (419) 433-0433.
Bellevue Kasper helping feed families
BELLEVUE - Kasper Bellevue wants to make the holidays a lot more special for some local families.
Experience the gift of giving by bringing non-perishable food items, such as canned juice, canned vegetables or fruits, cereal, vegetable oil, soups, sugar or flour (4- to 5-pound bags) to Kasper Bellevue between Nov. 23 and Dec. 20 to help a family in need enjoy the holidays this year. Kasper is working with Fishes and Loaves, a food pantry in Bellevue to serve as a collection station this year. Fishes and Loaves provides food to more than 500 families in the Bellevue City School District who meet government guidelines weekly throughout the year. Each family can come once a month to pick up the food they need.
During Kasper's holiday food drive to support Fishes and Loaves, they hope to raise at least 4,000 pounds of food, feeding 200 families.
Kasper Bellevue has offered to match all food donations pound for pound. To encourage more people to donate to this worthy cause, Kasper Bellevue is also offering $100 off of the purchase of a car at the dealership per donated item. Customers can bring up to 20 items to take advantage of this deal, saving up to $2,000 off the price of select vehicles.
Kasper Bellevue is a Chevrolet and Cadillac dealership of new and used cars, parts and service located at 1400 E. Main St. For more information call (419) 483-6740.
Schools get grants
HURON - BGSU Firelands, Erie Huron Ottawa Educational Services Center and the Educational Service Center of Lorain County will receive a $225,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Education to increase the number of high school students earning college credit.
As part of Gov. Strickland's higher education initiative, the grant will fund the delivery of college-level coursework in mathematics, science and foreign language at high schools in Erie, Huron and Lorain counties beginning fall 2008. Students taking these classes will receive their normal high school credit and upon successful completion of the course, on-transcript credit from Bowling Green State University.