Spring plant sale
Members of Owens Community College’s Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club will hold their annual Spring Plant Sale April 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next to the greenhouse, which is near the entrance to the Math/Science Center.
The sale will feature a wide selection of shrubs and rare and unusual trees, among other items. A majority of the shrubs will cost $15, while varieties of trees will cost between $15 and $60. Individuals can anticipate paying $35 to $50 for carnivorous plant gardens, which are new to the plant sale this year. A complete listing of the available plants with their prices is available online at www.owens.edu/direct/plantsale09.pdf.
All proceeds from the plant sale will help in supporting the organization’s participation in the annual PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) Student Career Days, which is a national horticultural and landscape competition involving over 50 colleges and universities across the country.
For more information about the Owens Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club plant sale, call 567-661-7623 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7623.
All area women are invited to attend a “Let’s Have Tea” luncheon and program being sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection May 14 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.
Doors will open at 11:45 a.m. The program will begin at noon.
Linda Hararah, of Parma, O., will share how to have a special “Tea Party.” Jeanne Isles, from Millbury, will provide vocal entertainment; and speaker Linda Harrah will then discuss, “I Found a Book that Gave Me a New Perspective.”
The price is $10.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Caryl at 419-476-2604.
Memorial Day tribute
The Village of Elmore Police Department will host a Memorial Day ceremony in tribute to the police officers of Ottawa County and the U.S. who have made the ultimate sacrifice May 14 at 11 a.m. at the Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery, Elmore East at Schultz Portage Rd. in Elmore.
Luncheon will be served immediately following the service at the Elmore Historical Building, 353 Ottawa St. RSVP to Sheri at the Village of Elmore at 419-862-3362 by May 4.
Mother’s Day Tea
A festive Mother’s Day Tea is planned for Sunday afternoon, May 10 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Riverview HealthCare Campus in Oak Harbor.
Residents and their families will enjoy “Parlor Magic” performed tableside throughout the tea by Magician Dennis Russo.
Reservations will be accepted until May 6 by calling 419-898-2851 or 419-732-3163.
A Spring Craft Show May 9 and the Sunday tea will kick off 2009 National Nursing Home Week. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Nurturing a Love That Lasts,” intended to encourage families to embrace life and enjoy multi-generational activities with those they love and cherish.
Lake brush pick-up
Spring Brush Pick-up for the unincorporated areas of Lake Township will be held May 11 through 14 for the areas east of I-280 and May 18 through 21 for the areas west of I-280.
Brush should be in place for pick-up by 7:30 a.m. the first day of the week of the area’s scheduled pick-up. The collection is for chippable brush only. Brush should be stacked as neatly as possible and placed at the road edge with the butt ends of all branches facing in the same direction toward the road. Garbage, yard waste and objects other than brush any limbs will not be picked up.
Any brush piles deemed unchippable shall be documented by a picture by the Lake Township Road Department and a final determination will be made by a Lake Township Trustee within 24 hours.
Free wood chips will be available at the Road Department on Ayers Road. Call 419-836-1143 for pick-up times.
WSOS to seek grants
The WSOS Board of Directors gave its approval Tuesday for WSOS staff to apply for $2 million from the Governor’s Discretionary Youth Fund to provide services to 175 at-risk young adults ages 18-24 years old with significant barriers to employment and who reside within the 14-county area that includes Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties.
The services will be provided under the Green Ohio Corps Initiative (Go Corps!), which provides environmental conservation, restoration, maintenance, green building, and household energy-saving activities.
The goal of the one-year program is to generate new, trained workers for green business, nonprofits and public service; to train, educate and motivate “disengaged” youth; and to have a positive, long-term impact in the state.
Another proposal for $48,800 from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to bring a delegation from Uzbekistan to Northwest Ohio to learn about housing development received board approval as well. The Uzbekistan delegation will seek information on how Ohioans collaborate to handle housing economic stresses, how to develop the legal framework for housing partnerships, or how different levels of governments relate to housing development. The delegation will visit the area from May 28 to June 18.