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Edison Hosts Seventh Annual 5K for Cancer
Race donates funds to UVMC and an area family - The seventh annual Chris Cianciolo/Edison 5K for Cancer Race will take place on Oct. 8, 2011 at the Piqua main campus. Half of the proceeds from the event will go directly to the UVMC Cancer Care Center with the other half going to a local Cancer Care Center patient and their family to help them with the financial burdens of this disease. The race begins with a 1-Mile Fun Run for Kids at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5K Walk/Run... read more.
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Darke County Visitors Bureau... A Harvest of Happenings
Editor: September event features Prairies Days at Shawnee Prairie; Historic Bears Mill; Brumbaugh Fruit & Fun Farm; Ohio Gourd Show; Lead the Way Tractor Cruise; KitchenAid, Farmers Market & Unique Local Shops in Downtown Greenville and, last but not least... Garst Museum. Photos are from Prairie Days. Greenville, Ohio – September 13, 2011 – If you are looking for the perfect autumn weekend... read more.
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Sheriff Spencer guest speaker at Rep Men’s Club
Long time Darke County Sheriff Toby Spencer will be the guest speaker at the Darke County Republican Men’s Club meeting on Saturday, Sept. 17. Spencer is scheduled to speak on the Department’s preparations for the Darke County Fair. Long hours are worked by both full time Deputies and the Darke County Sheriff’s Patrol during the entire 9-day event. Spencer will be available for questions as well... read more.
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Edison Community College... Focus In With iPhone Photo Exhibit, Class
Sept. 17 - Learn how to get the most out of your smartphone’s camera capabilities - There is a saying among photographers: The best camera you have is the one you have with you. What that means, simply, is that the best equipment in the world won’t take a photo if you don’t have it available when the opportunity arises. Since those of us who carry smartphones would... read more.
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Darke County Visitors Bureau… Antique Cars Cruise through Town
GREENVILLE – On Tuesday, September 20, the streets of downtown Greenville will be lined with antique cars including Model A Fords, Model T Fords, Overlands, McLaughlin-Buicks, Packards, Studebakers, a Stevens Duryea and many more. Two car clubs are visiting our community on that day to enjoy the Garst Museum, KitchenAid Experience and the other quality shops and restaurants in... read more.
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Darke County Center for the Arts... DCCA ‘Arts in Education’ opener addresses bullying
Musical performing artist Lyle Cogen will present her one-woman show Sticks and Stones for fourth through sixth grade students in all Darke County and Greenville City public schools from September 19 through 23. The first Arts In Education presentation of the school year for Darke County Center for the Arts, this award-winning program creatively addresses the pervasive... read more.
9/11 Ceremony & Parade to be aired on GPAT
The 10th Anniversary of 911 Ceremony and Parade held in downtown Greenville on September 11th will be aired on GPAT local cable channel 5 on Thursday September 15th at 7 p.m. and Friday morning September 16th at 9.a.m.
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“Buddy” Poppy Days Proclaimed, by Lyn Bliss, Senior Scribe
The Veterans of Foreign Wars have been distributing “Buddy” Poppies since 1922. The proceeds from the “Buddy” Poppy Campaign are used exclusively to assist disabled and needy veterans and the widows and children of deceased veterans. Disabled and needy veterans make the poppies and receive monetary help for assembling them. Thousands of men are bedridden for life and others spend... read more.
Greenville Fall Cleanup
October 17-21 - Rumpke Waste Incorporated will provide Fall Clean Up service for the residents of the City of Greenville during their scheduled pick up day of the week of October 17 through October 21, 2011.  (This is for large items only—no bags) - The following items WILL be accepted for removal... read more.
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STATE OF OHIO, Executive Department, Office of the Governor, Columbus
RESOLUTION - WHEREAS, the events of September 11, 2001 remain fresh in America’s memory and the murder of approximately 3,000 innocent people and an attack on the freedoms and values that have made our nation the greatest in the world will never be forgotten; and WHEREAS, since 9/11, our nation has responded to threats to the safety of the American people, our values and our way of life by advancing... read more.
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League of Women Voters… Annual Tour of Homes
September 25, 2011 - Gently rolling hills and woodlands make the perfect setting for the Erin and Nathan Miley home, the first of the three homes in this year’s League of Women Voters Tour of Homes.  The Tour of Homes, the LWV fundraiser for this year. is set for Sunday afternoon, September 25 from 1 to 5 p.m..  Each of the three homes are unique and offer totally... read more.
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2nd Annual Dave’s Diggity Dog Festival
Garst Museum Lawn, Saturday, October 1st, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Rain or Shine! “Have you heard the good news?  Word has it that there’s a festival in town and it’s for THE DOGS!”  We’re bringing the community together to celebrate our 4 legged friends in a FREE, fun, family-filled environment! So get out of the doghouse folks & bring a lawn chair and your canine for a barking good time! There will be a $12.00 entry... read more.
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Birthdays? Anniversary? Christmas?
Avon Calling - Something you may not know about the Avon Line of Products… it is a lot more than perfume and skin care. It is about women’s apparel, home products, children’s decorations and toys, men’s accessories and grooming, and of course, one of the most respected lines of perfumes, colognes and skin care products on the market. It’s even about decorations and toys to enhance your Halloween... read more.
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Darke County Park District... Name the Trail Contest
The system of paved trails in Darke County is expanding!  As the finishing touches are put on the first expansion of the trail this summer that began in Gettysburg, we will now have 8.2 miles to enjoy! The cross county trail needs to be named! When completed over a period of years, the trail will go from Bradford through Gettysburg, on through Greenville to Union City, IN.  The trail will eventually connect... read more.
DAR September Meeting Scheduled
The Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Noon. The location is at CJ Highmarks on Wagner in Greenville in front of WalMart, Greenville. This is a luncheon meeting and no reservations are required. The program will be presented by chapter member Elaine Hackett. This will be our Constitution program. Anyone interested in joining DAR is welcome to attend the meeting for more information. Plan to join us and learn of the exciting... read more.
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Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23
Fort GreeneVille Chapter, DAR are sponsoring the display cabinet at the Greenville Library. The display is commemorating Constitution Week. Constitution Week is Sept. 17 - 23. At the time of the ratification of the Constitution, the population of the United States was only 4 million. Today the population exceeds 300 million. From the time of its signing the Constitution has only changed 27 times... read more.
Corps of Support for our Troops... “Campaign 99”
Darke County OH, September 2, 2011 —   “The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” said Douglas MacArthur, May 12, 1962, farewell address at West Point. Not all Americans are aware that less than 1% of Americans serve today in our Armed Forces! Service members pledge in their Code of Conduct to give their lives in our defense if necessary. What do the rest of Americans (the other 99%) owe them in... read more.
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Darke County Cancer Association, Seventh Annual Gospel Sing Concert
September 11, 2011 - Your local and independent Cancer Association of Darke County is putting on their seventh annual Gospel Sing concert. The Gospel Sing is a free, nondenominational concert on September 11th, at Saint Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville opening at 6:00 PM and concluding at 8:00 PM. This week, we will be highlighting some of this year’s performers. This article covers the following artists... read more.
Greenville BPW Kicks off 2011-12 Year
Greenville, OH.  August 19, 2011 - The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club is preparing for their first meeting of the new business year.  The Club will be meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2011 in the Brick Room at the Brethren Retirement Community located at 750 Chestnut, Greenville, Ohio.  The dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. The Club has invited the candidates running for the office of Darke County Municipal Court Judge to speak before the Club... read more.
1,500 Volunteers to Participate... Walks for Heroes in Honor of 9/11
Council on Rural Services is proud to announce that it has received a grant from the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism to support its participation in the September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance through a project entitled Walks for Heroes: 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance on Monday, September 12th. In honor of the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th, nearly 1,500 students and volunteers across nine counties in western Ohio will... read more.
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9/11 Parade Committee... September 11 Ceremony and Parade
On September 2, 2011 at 8:30 AM in the Darke County Commissioner’s Conference Room a joint Proclamation was signed by the Darke County Board of Commissioners and Mayor Bowers of the City of Greenville in Honor of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, 2001. Present were 9/11 Parade Committee members who will make the following announcement and wish to publicly inform... read more.
Sunday, Sept. 4... Greenville Municipal to hold Last Concert of the Season
The Greenville Municipal Concert Band, under the direction of JR Price, will present its final concert of the 2011 season in the Greenville City Park this Sunday, September 4th.  The Concert will begin at 7:30 and is free and open to the public. Our year end concert will feature soloists Linda Payne and Brian McKibben.  Linda Payne will lead in the singing of God Bless America and Brian will perform a trombone solo to O Solo Mio.  These great soloists will be joined by the band performing... read more.
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Plain & Simple Fall Gathering
Plain and Simple Cabin will be hosting its “Fall Gathering” from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday September 2 and 3………. Featuring primitive antiques in early paint, handmade linens, early reproduction dolls, rug hooking, needle punch, candles. “Come see what’s new and enjoy a walk through our herb gardens,” says owner Angela Ditmer “And I’ll be featureing new things from my collection... read more.
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Darke County Center for the Arts... DCCAdent Evening presents Winemakers Grandson
William Whiting, 1990 U.D. Alum, presents Banfi Wines on Oct. 7 - Darke Co. Center for the Arts is pleased to have William Whiting, the grandson of the founder of the Banfi winery and a 1990 University of Dayton alumnus presenting the Banfi Wines.  Mr. Whiting’s grandfather, John S. Mariani, Sr. founded the winery in 1919. The upcoming fundraiser, the DCCAdent Evening will be held at the Greenville Golf... read more.
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Main Street Greenville... DowntownMatters! kicks off Friday for Labor Day Weekend - GREENVILLE, OH – Main Street Greenville has announced a new annual giving campaign initiative called downtownmatters! Our Story. Our Place. Our Future. The downtownmatters! Initiative will kick-off Labor Day weekend at the downtown district’s First Friday and Farmers’ Market events, Friday-September 2nd and... read more.
Over $1,000 in Prize Money... 4th Annual Photography Competition to be Held September 9 – 11
The Darke County Photography Club will hold its 4th Annual Photography Competition, “A Moment of Time” from September 9 – 11, 2011 at 620 South Broadway, Greenville, Ohio.  The club is pleased to announce that there will be over $1000.00 in prize money awarded at the show this year thanks to our sponsors.  The Best of Show Ribbon and $100.00 is sponsored by Greenville National Bank.  The Ron Swank People’s Choice Ribbon and $75.00 is sponsored by Jeannie’s Pooch Parlor... read more.
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September 11, 2001... 10th Anniversary of 911 Ceremony and Parade
September 11, 2011 will mark a decade since the United States and 91 other countries lost nearly 3,000 citizens by terrorist attack. Darke County will be commemorating the 10th anniversary of 911 on Sunday, September 11. There will be a 2:00 pm wreath laying ceremony at the Darke County Courthouse with a parade immediately following the ceremony at 2:15 pm. The parade will have... read more.
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR Promotes Constitution Week Awareness
Saturday, September 17, 2011, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters... read more.
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