Community briefs

“I Can Run” set

TIPP CITY — The Miami County Park District will hold the new “I Can Run” program on August 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd. south of Tipp City. Beginning runners will join a park district naturalist every Monday and Wednesday evening on a journey from non-runner to “I Can Run” over this multi week program. Class fee for the series is $5. Preregistration required. Preregister for by going to the program calendar at, e-mailing or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Elder law class offered

TIPP CITY — TMCS is offering a class at the Tipp City Public Library from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10. This is a free class that teaches the rights and options regarding long-term care, nursing home and at-home care, and Medicaid qualifications for coverage. Find out how to protect your assets and how to navigate the Medicaid application process including the uses of powers of attorney, guardianships, trusts and spend down techniques.

The class is taught by Attorney, Joseph A. Downing, who concentrates his practice on estate planning, including special needs planning, elder law, including Medicaid planning, business law, commercial and residential real estate, and probate, including administration of decedent’s estates and guardianships.

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.

The city apologizes for the inconvenience during this time and asks 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.

Grant application deadline approaching

MIAMI COUNTY — Not-for-profit organizations are reminded the next grant deadline for the Miami County Foundation is August 31. Applicants must provide services directly to the citizens of Miami County. All must be certified federally tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service and preferably be a 501(c) organization.

Historically, grants have been awarded to human and social service organizations, schools, healthcare providers, libraries, youth and senior groups as well as the arts. Application forms are available online at or by contacting the office at 773-9012. Guidelines restrict organizations to one grant annually. If you received a grant in the spring, you are not eligible to reapply until next year. Schools are exempt from this restriction. Successful applicants will receive notification of the fall distribution date.

The Foundation was established in 1985 by Richard E. Hunt, founder of WPTW-AM/WCLR radio.

Artists sought for show

TIPP CITY — Applications are being accepted for artists and craftspeople to participate in the twelfth annual Autumn Artisans Showcase, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This show features fine quality art produced by local artists, including paintings, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry, lapidary, woodcrafts, and polymer clay. Homemade food will also be available. The show will be held at the Monroe Grange, 4729 Peters Road, Tipp City, a quarter mile north of State Route 571. For more information, please contact Lilian Nichols at (937) 667-2655 or by email, or call Margie Anderson at (937) 667- 6281. No buy/sell or manufactured items please.

Artisans invited for Christmas Holiday Show

TIPP CITY — Applications are being accepted for craftspeople for the 49th Annual Christmas Holiday Show on Saturday, November 11, during Tipp City’s annual Winter Yuletide Gathering. This show features local artists with their handmade items including articles in wood, fiber arts, glass, polymer clay, and many other materials. The location is the basement of the Monroe Township Building at the corner of Third and Main Streets in Tipp City. Hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., set-up the day before. There is a caterer handling food service, and many people come downstairs for lunch and snacks and so also visit the show. If you are interested or want more information, please contact Lilian Nichols at (937) 667-2655 or by email, or call Margie Anderson at (937) 667-6281. No buy/sell or manufactured items please.