10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Stein Hospice staff have a message for children who have lost a loved one: You do not have to grieve alone. That is the idea behind Camp Good Grief, a week-long day camp for youngsters in mourning, whether it be for a beloved relative or pet.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD - Skyrocketing gasoline prices aren't the only increases negatively affecting individuals, businesses and government entities. Triple-digit increases in petroleum and steel might force the city to significantly delay a road project city manager Brian Humphress termed "very important."
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Twelve-year-old Lindsey Lemons wants to be an actress, and she has at least one thing going for her: She can fill a rsum with shows in which she has performed in since first grade. Lindsey has also attended drama camps, and isn't stopping now: She is enrolled in a summer theater camp North Fairfield residents Steven and Lori Merritt are offering at the Norwalk Theatre uptown.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
NEW LONDON - A New London mother and daughter will team up to offer a performing arts camp this summer for students going into the fourth through 12th grade as well as college age. The three areas of concentration will be dance, vocal music and theater/musical theater.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD Willard City Council voted unanimously Monday to cancel the 1/4 percent income tax to cover the water plant debt, as of July 1. The city made an additional payment on the water plant debt last year, due to the balance from the sewer plant debt collections. The extra payment meant Willard would collect enough revenue to pay off that debt at some point this year, rather than the expected 2008.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE This is one weekend you won't hear the word "Darn" in the village. The other, somewhat frowned upon "D" word is part of the vocabulary here for the next couple days, but without the "n."
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
During the past year, 10-year-old Kiley Baker has repeatedly said "A person doesn't know what he has until it's gone." The Greenwich girl knows she once had a real left leg: The phantom pain and nightmares sometimes remind her. They used to stalk her in her bedroom at night.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
At first, Connie Cahill did not share the secret recipe of the vegetable lasagna she brought to a potluck about 10 years ago. If she did, her fellow diners might have pushed the dish away without hesitation. They ate the dish and loved it. Then Cahill unveiled the secret, and they could not believe it.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Perhaps the most anticipated drag racing event ever in Norwalk will begin Thursday at the newly named Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. And to rev up the anticipation another notch the annual Thunder in the Streets event is scheduled for noon Wednesday in uptown Norwalk.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Board of Education members discussed Monday the possibility of adding classrooms on district-acquired property next to the school building. The district bought the property about a year ago from a homeowner who moved away. No action was taken. For the fifth time in as many years, voters in the school district last month turned down a bond issue that would have raised money for renovations and expansions to the cramped school building.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
WILLARD The Board of Education voted to ratify the new negotiated agreement between the Willard Education Association and the school board for the next two years. The base salary will be $29,000 in 2007 and $29,798 in 2008. Travel and mileage increased from 34 cents to 45 cents per mile. The agreement also includes working spouse health insurance coverage.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Thunder in the Streets Committee member Shaunda Edwards is not terribly concerned about the chance of rain today or the reality of heat. "Racing fans, they'll come down," Edwards said this morning as she and others prepared for today's event.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
The chant of the four teenagers gathered in the Huron County Fairgrounds parking lot was "Stop the animal circus, that's our purpose." Problem was, the circus under a tent in the parking lot Wednesday was not an animal circus. There were plenty of human acts at the L.E. Barnes and Bailey Circus, but the only animals were ponies and horses for people to look at and children to ride.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
George Schild would always call customers by their first name, always treated them and his employees with respect and joked around with them. Those are some of the recollections his son, David, and daughter-in-law, Marian, had of George this morning, a few hours after he died at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Ever since Dakota Miller joined the Civil Air Patrol's Cadet program three years ago, he's had his eyes on the General Billy Mitchell Award. On Thursday night, the 16-year-old smiled, content at having finally reached his goal. "It's about time," the soft-spoken, modest teenager said.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
NORTH FAIRFIELD - Tears welled in the eyes of the mentally-challenged boy's parents. The 6-year-old, grinning from ear to ear and wearing a cowboy hat, sat on a horse at the Dream Chaser Farm in rural North Fairfield. The tears continued flowing as the 6-year-old sat under a tent, building a robot with his brother and another child.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
It's market time. St. Paul Episcopal Church will hold an open-air market from 8 a.m. to noon every other Saturday on the church lawn, beginning this weekend.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Today is Thanksgiving times three. Let's explain: According to a numerology-based chart, the number seven stands for gratitude, among other things. Today, as you may know, is 07/07/07 the seventh day of the seventh month of the seventh year of this millennium.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
Aaron Phillips' loss will be cancer patients' gain Friday night of this weekend's Relay for Life in Norwalk. For the first time in two years, the Norwalk High School graduate will cut his hair. Phillips will donate it to Locks of Love a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
During a church service in May, a local pastor asked congregants to interpret a prayer he'd just offered. Sue Jackson, a usually shy Norwalk resident, sprung out of her seat and proclaimed: "I am not alone, I am not afraid because God is always with me." Jackson's testimony came shortly after she'd found a lump in her breast and shortly before a doctor diagnosed her with breast cancer. Jackson said she believes the Holy Spirit moved her out of the pew to utter those words.
10:57 AM Aug 23, 2010
They've coordinated 511,000 trips and prepared 725,000 meals for local senior citizens. And to celebrate their 35 years of service to the community, Senior Enrichment Services of Huron County held a party under a tent Friday on Shady Lane Drive.