Artist dedicates coming works to ‘patriotic dissent’

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Don’t expect the art community to fall neatly in line with President Donald Trump’s vision for the United States of America, said Philip Sugden, chairman of the art department at Bluffton University. In fact, Sugden has vowed to dedicate...

Mission’s meals rose by 55% in 2016

The City Mission Board of Trustees learned recently that the total number of meals provided by the agency in 2016 increased by 55 percent over the previous year. A total of 23,650 meals were provided last year, including 4,953 lunches and 984 food boxes distributed. A total of...

CASA seeks volunteers to represent local children

CASA/GAL of Hancock County is conducting an active campaign to recruit and train community volunteers to act in the role as CASA/GAL (court appointed special advocate/guardians ad litem) for children within the community who are victims of abuse and neglect. Volunteers provide a...

View ISS, Mars and Venus at ONU’s observatory

ADA — The Ohio Northern University Observatory will host “The ISS Flies by Mars and Venus” from 8-10 p.m. Friday. About 8:24 p.m., the International Space Station will rise in the southwest and pass by Venus and Mars as seen from Ada. The brightness of the ISS...

Bridge offers Landscapes of Life painting session

Bridge Bereavement Services is offering a Landscapes of Life support group, which will allow participants to channel thoughts and emotions into a canvas painting. The group will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Wenner Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane....

Libraries show patrons love with fine-free month

The Putnam County District Library will celebrate its patrons in February by offering a fine-free month. “Love Our Library” buttons will be given away and there will be a drawing for dinner for two at the Red Pig Inn. Also during the month, all eight locations will...

Museum hosts American Girl Valentine tea event

The Hancock Historical Museum will host an American Girl Victorian Valentine Tea from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11. The event is for children ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. The tea will highlight the time period of American Girl, Samantha. Guests are encouraged to bring their...

50 North offers dance classes, Broadway tunes

50 North has scheduled dance classes and a concert in February. Ballroom dancing classes will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Participants will learn the foxtrot, waltz, swing/jive and more. Registration and a $25 fee per couple (for the entire month) are...
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