The Press Newspaper
Spring plant sale
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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