Community briefs

Milton Memories scheduled

WEST MILTON — A Milton Memories history recording session will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m., at the West Milton Municipal Building on S. Miami St.

There will be a new panel and the topic will again be West Milton businesses through the years.

The panel will consist of: Jody Rolf of Amber and Jody’s Hair Boutique, Todd Lewis of NAPA, Brenda Minnich of Sunset Cleaners, Daniel Oman of Mr. Deal’s, Janet Riedel of Olde Red Barn, Patty Angle of Clark’s Pizzeria, Wes Wertz of Wertz Hardware/Variety, David Kendall of Kendall Insurance, Bill Netzley of Neztley Roofing and Carol Haworth of Tom’s Pizza and Lifestyle Reality. The recording is done by Tom Beck.

The sessions are open to the public and audience participation is encouraged. For further information call Barb at 937-698-6559 or Susie at 937-698-6798.

Little Big Band comes to Tipp

TIPP CITY — The Tipp Roller Mill Theater invites you to an evening of great music on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. to hear the “Hal Harris’ Little Big Band.” Though only made up of six members, the “Little Big Band” has the big band sound that rivals larger groups.

Since 1958, Hal Harris, the director, has been using the best available musicians in the Dayton and Springfield areas to entertain at all types of special events. Mr. Harris’ wide background includes playing with such orchestras as Ray McKinley, Tex Benke, and Ralph Marterie, as well as Dayton’s own Philharmonic Orchestra.

The newly painted Tipp Roller Mill, at 225 East Main Street in Tipp City, is located on the first floor of an old gristmill built beside the Miami and Erie Canal Lock 15 in 1838. The Thursday Night Concert Series is held on the second and fourth Thursdays June through Dec. 10. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students K – 6. For more information or to make a reservation please call 937-667-3696.

C.R.O.P. Walk set for Oct. 11

WEST MILTON — The Milton Union Council of Churches is organizing the annual community CROP walk for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 beginning at the Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton.

It is a 3-mile walk.

The community is invited to raise funds for CWS/C.R.O.P. C.R.O.P. is Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

Call (937) 698-5161 for more information.

Donations may be sent to CWS/CROP to MUCC Treasurer, 65 Sandstone Lane, West Milton, OH 45383.

Twenty five percent of all donations will remain in Union Township for the Christmas food baskets.

Drug take back a success

MIAMI COUNTY — Deputies and Sanitary Engineer’s Office employees collected 35.2 pounds of old/unused prescription pills last Saturday during the drug take-back event at the Miami County Sanitary Engineer’s Office. To date, for 2015, 310 pounds of pills have been turned into the Sheriff’s Office for environmentally safe disposal.

The Sheriff’s Office thanks all who participated in safely disposing of old and unwanted medications thereby keeping them out of the hands of our youth and our water supply.

The Sheriff’s Office has two drug take-back boxes located in the lobbies of the Sheriff’s Office, 201 W. Main St., Troy and the Incarceration Center, 2042 N. County Road 25A, Troy. Both locations are opened Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

iPad available at library

WEST MILTON – The Milton-Union Public Library has added a new mini iPad to its electronic lending library, thanks to the team efforts of Zone 7 Ohio Lions, District 13E Ohio Lions and Ohio Lions International.

The mini iPad was purchased specifically for patrons with visual impairments. The large print screen, ability to download digital audiobooks, and other special apps make it especially helpful for the visually impaired.

The mini is available for a 2-week loan period, and comes with SmartCover, USB cord, power adapter and a box to hold all the accessories. It may be reserved, but not renewed. No overdue fines will be applied, although a replacement fee of $500 will be charged if the iPad is lost or damaged.

To check out or reserve the mini, come to the front desk at Milton-Union Public Library.

Artisan showcase accepting submissions

TIPP CITY — Applications are being accepted for artists and craftspeople to participate in the 10th annual Artisan Artisans Showcase, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 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 Rd., Tipp City, 1/4 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 667- 6281. No buy/sell or manufactured items please.

Christmas Holiday Show seeking vendors

TIPP CITY — Applications are being accepted for artists and craftspeople to be vendors for the 47th Annual Christmas Holiday Show, on Saturday, Nov. 14, during Tipp City’s annual Winter Yuletide Gathering.

This event features local artists with their handmade items including articles in clay, wood, fiber arts, glass, polymer clay, paintings, and many other materials. No buy/sell or manufactured items please.

The show is held in the basement of the Monroe Township Building at the corner of Third and Main. Hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

There is a caterer handling food service, and many people come downstairs for lunch and also visit the show.

If you are interested in being in the show or want more information, please contact Lilian Nichols at 937-667-2655 or by email, or call Margie Anderson at 667- 6281.

Community Services holding coat drive

TIPP CITY — TMCS is collecting new and gently used coats, including coats for all ages but especially children’s sizes. In addition TMCS is taking hats, gloves, scarves, thermals and snow suits. Please make sure items are clean and ready to wear.

Drop off at TMCS until October 30. The office is located at 3 E. Main Street next to the library. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coat Distribution is on Nov. 7 at the American Legion, #Post 586 located at the corner of Park and Third Street. If you or your family is in need of a winter coat, gloves, hats or scarves, hours of distribution are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call TMCS at 667-8631.

Box top collection announced

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services in partnership with Tipp City Schools and Box Tops for Education will have a collection site available for the public to drop off their labels. The schools earn 10¢ for every non-expired Box Top label. The schools use this money to help purchase extra equipment, art supplies and educational resources that help students and teachers. Box Top labels can be found on over 250 participating products. A full list of participating products can be found on the Box Tops for Education website

TMCS asks that you clip non-expired Box Top labels and drop them off in the labeled collection container located inside the Tipp Monroe Community Services Building at 3 E. Main St. The schools’ next submission deadline for labels is Nov. 2, but labels will be accepted year round.