Community briefs

TMCS seeks instructors

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services, a non-profit organization providing recreational, educational and cultural programs at reasonable prices for all ages, is looking for new ideas and needs instructors to teach classes for the 2017 Fall Semester.

If you have a special skill or hobby that you are willing to share, TMCS needs you. How about a lecture on an interesting topic? Conversational Spanish or Tai Chi? These are TMCS’ ideas, what are yours? To have your class or idea considered, call (937) 667-8631 or e-mail Katie Sonnanstine at The fall term is from September 11 through Dec. 15. Call or e-mail by July 24.

Butterfly memorial planned

TROY — Pathways of Hope at Generations of Life Center, a service of Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, will hold its annual Butterfly Release Memorial Services on Sunday, July 30, at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Two services will be held, one at 3 p.m. and a second at 7 p.m. The service is a way to remember and honor special people who have touched lives, and who live on in memory. At the conclusion of the service, participants release live butterflies in memory of loved ones.

Advance registration is required and there is a donation of $10 for each butterfly. If you are unable to attend the service, butterflies requested will be released on your behalf. Registration deadline is Friday, July 21, by contacting Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County at 335-5191.

Fall PEEP planned

TROY — Encourage your child’s sense of wonder and enroll them in Brukner Nature Center’s Preschool Environmental Education Program (or PEEP, for short) class this fall.

Classes for this unique program will be offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with an additional Friday afternoon class from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Classes run for six weeks with a different nature-related topic each week.

PEEP is for 3, 4 and 5 year olds who are potty-trained, and not yet in kindergarten. The Fall I session will begin the week of Sept. 4 and run through Oct. 13. The fee is $45 for BNC members and $60 for non-members. All fees are due upon registration (cash or check only). Open registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30.

Herbs to be session’s topic

TROY — The Miami County Master Gardener volunteers will present “All About Herbs and Preserving and Saving Seeds” at the next session in the Coffee with the Master Gardeners series at 10 a.m. Aug. 4.

Elaine Richards, Master Gardener volunteer, will share her experiences growing herbs. She’ll also share recipes for incorporating herbs into baked goods and other food items. Then, she’ll share preservation how-to’s including saving seeds, drying and preserving flowers.

The session will be held in the Extension Meeting Room on the ground floor of the Miami County Courthouse in Troy. The cost is $10 and pre-registration is required by Aug. 2. For more details contact the Extension office at 440-3945 or by email at The session is limited to 20 people. Visit or the Facebook page “Miami County Master Gardeners” for more information.

YMCA to offer interactive fitness

MIAMI COUNTY — Members are now able to push their limits with the new Expresso interactive bikes at both Miami County YMCA locations. With more than 300 miles of stunning interactive roads, ranging from snowing mountains to sea sides and even all the way to outer space, elite cyclists and first time exercisers will find a route that works for them.

Interactive fitness allows participants to gain benefits from exercise through engagement, fun, and even socialization. Expresso bikes are not only equipped with programming to ride through nature, but also join in on challenges, group rides and even studio cycling classes. These bikes offer excitement and variety to all riders.

Participants have to option to set up an account and log-in to the bikes prior to each ride, and overall miles, courses completed, and challenges participated in will all be tracked in their account.

For more information, contact Kaci Gessaman at 440-9622 or Heather Sever at 773-9622.

Road to close

TIPP CITY — It is tentatively scheduled that beginning on Aug. 14, County Road 25-A from Evanston Road to Michaels Road will be closed to all traffic due to the County Road 25-A Reconstruction Project. Evanston Road intersection will be open both directions on Evanston Road and south bound on County Road 25-A.

The city expects a 90-day closure for this phase of the project and then will proceed to phase 2 of the Reconstruction Project, which will again change traffic pattems·and access. An updated posting will follow.

Evanston Road, Peters Road, and State Route 571 will be posted as the local detour route.

We apologize for the inconvenience during this time and ask for your patience and understanding while construction is underway. Please contact City of Tipp City at 937-667-6305 with any questions about the closure.