Community briefs

Milton Memories canceled

WEST MILTON — A Milton Memories oral history recording session, “Reflections,” scheduled for Monday, Aug. 28, has been canceled. The topic was to have been “Little Majors,” a drill team of girls with a section of drummers of elementary and middle school age.

Last community night set

TIPP CITY — Downtown Tipp City’s September community night will be held on Friday, Sept. 1. The evening of free music will begin at 6:15 p.m. with Rocky Run followed by Berachah Valley at 7:30 p.m. This will be the final performance of the Summer Concert Series, celebrating its 26th season.

Rocky Run plays a mix of good old-timey bluegrass with newer songs mixed in. They started out playing for fun at the Horseshoe Lounge, but now play out at many area festivals.

Berachah Valley is predominately a female harmony bluegrass band, which plays bluegrass, Americana, country, and gospel music. Formed in 2005, their audiences quickly noticed the smooth combination of musicianship and their powerful female trio harmonies.

The community night concerts are a hometown tradition and are held on the first Friday of the month June through September. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather the concert will be canceled. For more information stop by The Hotel Gallery or call (937) 667-3696.

Grant application deadline approaching

MIAMI COUNTY — Not-for-profit organizations are reminded the next grant deadline for the Miami County Foundation is Aug. 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.

DAR meeting planned

TIPP CITY — The Piqua-Lewis Boyer chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Randall House, 6400 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City.

The program will focus on Women’s Health, specifically the differences in types of dementia. The presenter will be Tammy Wick, Executive Director of Randall House. Guests and prospective members are welcome.

WACO Fly-In coming to Troy

TROY — The annual WACO Vintage Fly-In returns to Troy the weekend of Sept. 15-17. The event begins at 9 a.m. each days and will feature rides, exhibits, the parade of WACO aircraft, candy drop, auction and more.

Adults get in daily for $6, or get a weekend pass for $10; student prices are $3 for one day or $6 for a weekend pass. Children under 6 get in free.

Historic WACO Airfield and Museum is located at 1865 S. County Road 25-A in Troy. For more information, call (937) 335-9226 or visit

Free hernia screenings offered

TROY — Miami County Surgeons will offer free hernia screenings Sept. 20 from 9-11 a.m. in their offices at the UVMC Physician Office Building, Suite 214, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy.

The screenings are for anyone who may suspect a hernia or those who have a hernia and are questioning if it is time for surgery.

Hernias can cause groin pain, nausea or a bulge in the area affected. Some people do not have symptoms, which makes screening important.

Surgeons L. Stewart Lowry, M.D., FACS; and Zachary L. Simmons, M.D., will perform the screenings and provide consultation. A full physical exam will be performed, and gowns will be provided.

Registration is required, and time slots will be limited. Early registration is suggested.

To register, call CareFinders at (866) 608-FIND (3463). For further information, visit

Community Services collecting coats

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services is now collecting new and gently used coats for families in need in Tipp City and Monroe Township. Items will be collected now through Nov. 1. Distribution will be on Nov. 4 at the TMCS office at 3 E. Main St. from 9 a.m. to noon.

Coats are accepted for all ages. Children’s sizes are especially needed. In addition, TMCS will take hats, gloves, thermal wear, snow suits and boots. Monetary donations are always accepted as well. Please make sure that all items are clean and ready to wear.

County awarded by initiative

MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County youth programs are benefiting from Ohio’s recent victory in the national 4-H “Raise Your Hand” competition.

As one of 35 counties with the highest participation, Miami County received $2,000 to use for youth programs.

“Thank you to all of the Miami County 4-H alumni who took part in this program. We are excited about the new opportunities this additional funding will provide,” said Demetria Woods, Miami County Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development.

The state won $20,000 after more than 11,800 Ohio 4-H alumni participated in the initiative by visiting and let themselves be counted.

“This is great! The ‘Raise Your Hand’ Campaign shows that many Ohioans have a strong, personal connection to 4-H,” Ohio 4-H Foundation Board President Dale Arnold said. “We look forward to working with them to enhance 4-H programs at local, regional and state levels.”

TMCS and GOON Brothers partner for sale

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services and the GOON Brothers are partnering to raise money to support TMCS Outreach Programs. TMCS will be selling GOON Brothers’ t-shirts. For each GOON Brothers’ shirt TMCS sells, the Brothers will donate a portion of the proceeds to the TMCS outreach program. T-shirts, sweatshirts and bumper stickers are for sale now. Prices range from $3 to $25.

The Brothers are three friends from Tipp City that give through random acts of kindness and weekly giveaways. They hide gifts around Tipp City and then give clues to help the residents find them. They also partner with organizations, such as TMCS, to help them raise money.