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Summer history camp offers kids a Blast to the Past
Children in third through fifth grade are invited to travel back in time for a day at the Blast to the Past History Day Camps offered at Brandville School in Oregon.

Day camps will be offered June 15-18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will experience such topics as music before 1900; Readin’, Writin’ and `Rithmetic; Exploring Life During the Civil War; and A Visit to the General Store.

Campers are responsible for bringing a lunch and drink each day. Wearing period clothing is optional but encouraged. T-shirts will be available for $6.

The cost is $25 per day or $80 for all sessions. Registration and payment is due by June 4. One-half scholarships available for students attending all four sessions.

Registration forms are available at the Oregon Branch Library and the Eastern YMCA. For more information, call Dianne Powers at 419-698-2410 or Pat Davis at 419-836-4792.


Rocky is a mixed-Labrador retriever that roams through the halls of L.k-holling5th6th Hollingworth School for the talented and gifted in East Toledo.

Rocky is not there for behavior modification purposes, nor is he one of the talented and gifted students. The lab is basically a pet, but school administrators say students enjoy interacting with Rocky.

This spring, the K-6 Hollingworth will be completing its first full school year, having opened in the former Sacred Heart building at 824 Sixth Street last fall. Executive director and co-founder Terrence C. Franklin says the former Catholic diocese building is the perfect fit.

“I like to think of it as kind of meant to be. We were, I think, looking at the right time and the right place. We are just so thankful that we have this opportunity. We had been looking at various properties throughout Toledo,” Franklin said.

“We were committed, obviously, in being in Lucas County. We wanted to be within the east side community because we think there are a lot of needs here and we’d like to help and support that. So, give it may, we were able to find out this opportunity last year that the school was going to be coming available. The rest is history, as they say.”


How do you spell determination and persis-tence? It’s a safe bet that Lucas

Liner, an eighth-grader at Eastwood Middle School can.

Lucas Liner, 13, claimed victory at the Blade Northwest Ohio Championship Spelling Bee.

The win did not come on his first try, however. This was, in fact, Liner’s third attempt at claiming the honor. In sixth grade, Liner won the contest at the middle school level and went on to represent the district at the Wood County Spelling Bee. Last year, as a seventh grader, Liner was edged out of the competition by a fellow classmate.

After debating whether to enter the competition again, Liner decided to give it one last try.

Liner won the Bee with spelling the word “suasible.”


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