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MONROEVILLE - The Monroeville Public Library will be starting their Story Time and Tiny Tots programs Tuesday. Story Time is for children ages 3 years to kindergarten. The time is 7 to 7:30 p.m. Tiny Tots is for children ages 18 months to 3 years. The time is 7 to 7:20 p.m. Parents are required to stay with the Tiny Tots. Children will listen and participate in stories, songs, rhymes and a craft each session.
10:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts the following support programs, all of which are free and open to the general public: The Alzheimer's Support Group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27. For more information call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6379.
10:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Jamie McFadden, a 1988 graduate of Monroeville High School, is living a lifelong dream. He currently is executive chef and founder of Cuisiniers, a restaurant located in Winter Park, Fla.
10:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Ballroom/social dance classes will be starting Sept. 9. Here is your chance to try an activity increasing in popularity. Grab your spouse or a friend and enjoy the challenge of learning something new.
10:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk High School class of 1957 held its 50-year reunion the weekend of Aug. 17 to 19 in Norwalk. On Aug. 17, an informal gathering was held at Hunter's Glen shelter house. Many classmates, spouses and guests attended and remembered good times from 50 years ago.
10:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Congratulations! You did it! Friday is the last day of the Norwalk 90. Have you been incorporating 30 minutes three times per week into your routine? This is a great start to a healthy lifestyle. Now, you know you can set goals and achieve them. This is just the beginning to being fit. Becoming and staying fit is a lifelong process, so don't become discouraged. Small steps each day is the key. Stay committed and continue to make exercise a priority in your life.
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Blood Pressure Screenings Fisher-Titus Medical Center nurses will offer blood pressure screenings to the public in September at various locations throughout local communities.
10:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Marine Corps Pvt. Christopher E. Howard, a 2006 graduate of Plymouth-Shiloh Local High School, Plymouth, Ohio, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Howard and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a. m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Howard spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training.
10:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Local meeting The next meeting of the Town & Country Garden Club will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
10:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
WILLARD - Firelands Habitat for Humanity will hold a home dedication for Butler and Mazelle Moore at 3 p.m. Sept. 9. The celebration will take place at their new home at 122 Hayes St. in Willard. The home was built by many dedicated volunteers who worked along side the Moores to help make their dream of becoming homeowners a reality. The Moores partnered with Habitat two years ago and helped build their home and also the homes of other partner families.
10:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
Doug Crooks' fantasy might come true Friday. Sure, it's a huge longshot. But he still has a chance to receive a hefty share of the $325-million Mega Millions jackpot, the winning numbers for which will be drawn Friday.
10:20 AM Jul 25, 2010
It's never easy asking anybody to donate money. John Elmlinger cuts to the chase.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
AUG. 29, 1932 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago:
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There are things important to me in life. There's my wife, children, parents, brother, relatives ... and then there is Rush. This band, which has been around for more than 30 years, has meant more to me than any college course I ever took. That's why Norwalk resident Keith Ridge and I made the 150-mile trip Tuesday night to the DTE Energy Music Theatre north of Detroit for the Rush concert. That's also why I'm headed to Blossom Music Center tonight for another Rush performance.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND Giraffes make a perfectly timed entrance on-stage, as though prompted by a famous African refrain. No matter how many times you have seen "The Lion King," you can't help but drop your jaw in amazement at this awe-inspiring musical. Now the phenomenon has invaded Cleveland's Playhouse Square Center for the second time in four years. For sheer realism, you can't beat those giraffes inching across the stage soon after the opening curtain; they just look so real. Other costumes are not nearly as realistic, but that is no accident: In the 2004 animated film, many of the animal characters exhibit distinctly human characteristics. The costumes in the stage musical emphasize the characters' humanity by not fully enveloping the actors in animal clothing. Still, the masks are evocative enough to suggest a specific type of animal.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN The Milan Melon Festival will be celebrating its 49th year this Labor Day weekend where former queen Kelsey Parker will hand down the crown. The pageant will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday. Here are brief descriptions and pictures of this year's contestants: Brianne Bolding
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Despite overwhelming evidence of how bad it is for us and all the media coverage it receives, the obesity rate in America is continuing to soar. According to the Associated Press, obesity rates continued their rise in 31 states last year including Ohio and no state showed a decline.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
If you pick up a newspaper or watch TV, you're well aware of the current "mortgage crisis," as well as the downturn in housing sales and prices impacting the U.S. economy. I want to provide some perspective on the situation facing mortgage lenders across the country, and share with you why you can remain confident when dealing with reputable banking institutions. Typically, mortgage lenders sell their loans in the secondary market, to generate money to fund additional loans. However, some of these lenders generated bad loans that have become delinquent and sometimes were not as they were represented to the investor. These lenders lacked the financial capital to buy back their loans when requested and these lenders failed. With rising delinquencies and defaults, investors have become increasingly reluctant to purchase loans.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
By and large, a little hazing is a good thing. Perhaps we should rephrase. A little harmless hazing is a good thing. Rites of passage are an important part of life, and surely we can all look back fondly on some such incident. Perhaps you came back to your cabin to find your cot on the roof. Or perhaps your resident adviser woke you up at four in the morning by screaming next to your bed and then dragged you over behind the college president's house to do the same to him.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
Some simple ideas for kicking up the curb appeal of home Your hair is shiny and blown dry to perfection; makeup applied to bring out your best features. The summery cotton dress you slip into hugs you in all the right places. You slide on your strappy sandals, stand in front of the mirror and scream! You haven't shaved your legs in a week. Ugh! Within seconds, your self-esteem plummets. Just as with your appearance, it's all about grooming but in this case, the objective is grooming the front of your home. Yes, it's great to paint, upgrade, and renovate the interior of your house but the exterior can be just as important if you want to create a true haven. It's the way your home "greets" the world and when you neglect it, it's like a bad blind date, "My house has inner beauty but the outside has? a great 'personality'." The front of your house should also be a venue for expressing your creativity. The decorative bridge between your front yard to your front door can easily be tackled without taking weeks and weeks of backbreaking labor. A little imagination, research and little bit of time can give your place a serious kick of curb appeal.
10:15 AM Jul 25, 2010
There are many specialty items that can be recycled. One of those is used or broken cell phones. Right at the Norwalk Reflector office at 61 E. Monroe St., you can turn in those phones. There is also a box inside the front door of the Huron County Office building at 180 Milan Ave. These phones will be recycled for a good use.