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DeColores Montessori still accepting Toddlers and Preschoolers
As the end of another school year quickly approaches, the DeColores Montessori School is still accepting students for 2016/17. Families with toddlers (ages 1-2) and/or preschoolers (ages 3-5), are encouraged to call and inquire about our programs and set-up a tour and visit. We are happy to show you around our school and what makes DeColores... read more
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Downtown Greenville is the place to be for live music!
More than ten different musicians will perform during Main Street Greenville’s June First Friday event! The event is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd from 6-9 pm in downtown Greenville. “The performers will be placed at different locations throughout the downtown district. This will allow folks to enjoy music as they stroll, shop, and dine downtown... read more
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Darke County Parks Summer Camps
For over a decade, Darke County Parks summer camps have been an annual tradition for families. In the parks continued commitment to get kids outside to learn, appreciate, and enjoy nature, they offer two styles of camps, day camps and mini camps. The classic day camps are similar to the format the parks has done for the last ten... read more
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Survivor’s Day Walk
Cancer Association Board Members invite the public to attend our annual SURVIVOR’S DAY WALK. The walk will be held at Greenville City Park, Shelter 3, June 5, 2016 Sunday afternoon. The event lasts from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Registration will be at the sign-up table. Hamburgers, brats, chips and desserts will be served for a donation.  LIVE MUSIC... read more
Darke County Parks… Butterfly Monitoring Volunteers Needed
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through September, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific stud... read more
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Reptile Review for June Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on June 11th from 10am to noon to discover all things reptiles during Park P.A.L.S! Please note the new 10:00 start time. This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to learn what a reptile really is and which... read more
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Dave Knapp dealership to host holiday week blood drive
GREENVILLE, Ohio – Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln in Greenville will help boost blood donations during the busy Memorial Day holiday week with a blood drive Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 500 Wagner Ave. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting , Thursday, June 2, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Center's main doors under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be July 7, 2016. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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American Pickers To Film In Ohio
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Ohio! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout Ohio with filming scheduled for this summer. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and... read more
VHCC free joint replacement class
Versailles Health Care Center would like to invite anyone considering joint replacement surgery to a FREE Total Joint Replacement Class.  The class will take place on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 6 pm in The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center. Dr. Chad Weber, Orthopedic Surgeon and Rehab Medical Director, along with Versailles Health Care Center Therapists, will provide information about the joint replacement journey. Information... read more
Memorial Day Closings
Greenville Transit System will be closed in honor and recognition of Memorial Day, May 30.
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Darke County Parks Seeking Blacksmiths
Darke County Parks is looking for anyone interested in the time honored trade of blacksmithing. People have been working iron for over 3500 years, and until the, relatively, recent past, the blacksmith was the hub of the community. Everything from carriage springs to horseshoes and meat forks to roofing nails came from the... read more
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Benches available for purchase
The Darke County Fair Board and the Darke County Solid Waste Management District are placing another order for Memorial benches. These six foot long benches are made from recycled milk jugs as a lasting tribute to family and friends and will be placed around the Gazebo and other areas of the Fairgrounds for Fairgoers to enjoy the... read more
Darke County Genealogical Society Picnic
Darke County Genealogical Society Inc. are holding the annual picnic on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the Greenville City Park. This will be at the same shelter that has been used in the past, #5. Bring food to share and your tableware and come to have a good time.
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Edible Spring Hike with DCP
Join Darke County Parks for their spring hiking series as they explore the sensations of spring. On Thursday, May 26th at 6:30pm join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve just west of Greenville on State Route 502 to forage for fresh spring edibles. Who knows what the season’s weather will bring, so keep the conditions in mind when you dress for the hike. For more information... read more
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Library's Summer Reading for Kids
The 2016 Children’s Summer Reading Program “On Your Mark, Get Set...READ” begins Wednesday June 1st at the Greenville Publci Library.  Kids 10 & under can sign up to read and win great prizes!  Just request a reading sheet from the Circ Desk and keep track of your reading.  Each week you can get it stamped and pick out a prize.  The drawing for the grand prizes... read more
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Grain Safety Awareness Program to be held, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
On June 14, the Darke County Farm Safety Just For Kids program will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds. Demonstrations using the Grain C.A.R.T. (Community Agricultural Rescue Trailer) — Ohio’s first portable grain rescue simulator will be done. When working around grain storage facilities, incidents such as slips, trips, falls, severe trauma injuries, entanglement... read more
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Greenville Public Library… Library's Lunch on the Lawn
Warm weather fun is finally here and as you make your summer plans be sure to include Lunch on the Lawn! This popular event is held the first Friday of June, July, and August from 11:30 to 1:00 on the beautiful Greenville Public Library lawn under the shade trees.  Box lunches are available from one of the local eateries and tables... read more
Volunteers needed during National Painting Week
Our local Sherwin Williams Paint Store has generously offered to donate paint and a couple of people to paint the railings at Prairie Ridge Meadow during National Painting Week.  This is a big job and they could use a few more people.  Can you help?  Details are as follows: Date:  Monday, May 23 & Tuesday, May 24 - Time:  9am - Location:  Prairie Ridge Meadow on North Broadway (meet in the parking lot). Please call Kathi at 937-548-0165 or email her at kmcqueen@darkecountyparks.org to sign up or if you have questions.
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Elusive Puttyroot Hike with DCP
Join Darke County Parks for their spring hiking series as they explore the sensations of spring. On Tuesday, May 17th at 6pm join a naturalist at Eidson Woods Preserve on the corner of State Route 502 West and Palestine-Union City Road to search for the Puttyroot orchid. It is the only wild blooming orchid in Darke County, and hopefully... read more
Darke County Parks… Hike with a naturalist and learn about butterflies!
Do you enjoy watching butterflies?  Would you like to assist with scientific data collection?  We need YOUR help to record the butterfly population of Shawnee Prairie each week throughout the warm months. Each Friday at 2pm starting on May 13, we will hike a preset route and record all butterflies seen... read more
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Greenville Public Library… GPL Film Series Features Sparrows
In May, Greenville Public Library's Third Floor Film Series will be screening Sparrows.  This 1926 film starring Mary Pickford is a fantastic comedic adventure film about a group of orphans living on a dilapidated farm in the swamps of Florida.  They are neglected and abused by the couple who owns the farm, who use them for cheap labor, and... read more
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Main Street Greenville Named Quarterfinalist for “America’s Main Streets” Contest
Support Main Street Greenville of Darke County by Voting Today - Greenville, Ohio –The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announces the quarterfinalists, including Main Street Greenville of Darke County Ohio, of the 2016 Independent We Stand “America’s Main Streets” contest. As the lifeblood of our... read more
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Tickets for Choir-O-Rama 2016 “DYNAMITE” NOW On Sale
GREENVILLE, OH - Tickets for the 2016 Greenville High School Choir-O-Rama “Dynamite!” are now on sale. This GHS Tradition will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 W. Fourth St., Greenville. Reserve and general admission seats are available this year... read more
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Greenville City School District… Family Reading Night, By Laura Bemus, Assistant Superintendent
Thursday, May 12th was an important date for our students and families of incoming 1st – 3rd graders!  From 5:00 – 7:00 PM we are hosting a Family Reading Night event at Memorial Hall. This event was truly a community event with many community members and Greenville City School staff members helping to make the event memorable... read more
Entries being accepted for Karlh McCallister Memorial Outing
(Greenville) Entries now are being accepted for the seventh Annual Karlh McCallister Golf Outing, planned for 12 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Turtle Creek Golf Course, 6545 State Route 36 East. Proceeds from the event benefit Bridges to College. “This has been a fun, successful event in the past,” said Marlise McCallister, who is coordinating the outing. “Last year, we had 80 golfers participate.” McCallister encouraged golfers to register early... read more
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Annie Oakley Festival… Wanted: 30 Darke County Teens
We are looking for Darke County Women Age 14-19 for the Miss Annie Oakley Shooting and Costume Contest. The contest is part of the Annual Annie Oakley Festival that is held at York Woods, the last weekend of July. The Miss Annie Oakley Shooting and Costume contest begins on Wednesday, July 13 at 6pm for a mandatory publicity photo shoot at the Annie Oakley Park Statue at 6pm... read more
Darke County Parks… Work Day for Sign Gardens
Bring your green thumbs and volunteer to help clean up the garden beds surrounding the signs at many of our park locations.  Some gardens already have good plants and will just need weeded, while others may need a complete overhaul. Join our Director, Roger Van Frank, as you travel to 5-9 different parks to get these beautiful locations ready for Memorial Day. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9am (meet at Shawnee Prairie) until Approximately 3pm. To sign up or if you have questions, please call Kathi McQueen at 937-548-0165 or email her at kmcqueen@darkecountyparks.org
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Darke County Parks… Frog Fever at May Park P.A.L.S.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on May 21st from 9:30am to noon to discover all things frogs during Park P.A.L.S! This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to see what’s hopping in the wetlands and search for all stages of the frog lifecycle in the... read more
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Main Street Greenville Program to plant flowers
In 2007, Main Street Greenville created the Adopt-A-Box Flower Program in downtown Greenville. Since then, more than 70 flower boxes and pots are funded and planted each Spring by individuals and businesses located in the community. This year’s Downtown Planting Day will be held on Saturday, May 14th from 8:00 - 11:00 am. During this... read more
Cancer Association fundraiser scheduled
Borderline, Baker's Motorcycle Shop and Union City Country Club to hold annual fundraiser for Cancer Association of Darke County. What ~  Poker Run, Live Music, 3 Man Golf Scramble at Union City Country Club, Chicken Dinners, Benefit Auction, 50/50 Drawing, Door Prizes. When ~  May 21  Doors open at noon     Poker Run at 11. Where ~  Borderline Club    6140 Hillgrove-Southern Rd, Greenville Club... read more
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Garst Museum… Annie’s Star Spangled Raffle
Want to win  $1000?  A week-end at a fabulous log home in Gatlinburg?  Or $500?  Get your tickets for Annie’s Star Spangled Raffle.  Raffle tickets at $5.00 a chance are available and will be drawn at the annual Annie’s Star Spangled Gala on Saturday, June 11.  You need not be present to win. The Gala is a FUNdraiser for the Museum.  Live auction... read more
Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy to begin at Edison State
The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Edison State Community College is now accepting applications for the 20-week program that will prepare students for a career in law enforcement. Students of the program will meet for six days each week beginning in July and, upon successful completion, will graduate from the program in December. The curriculum of the program is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission... read more
Monte Carlo Night
Help support Darke County Cancer Patients. Public is invited to an evening of food and fun. Friday, May 13, 6-10 p.m. $10 admission. Lots of games and door prizes, silent auction, etc. VFW, North Ohio Street, Greenville, OH. Sponsored by Cancer Association of Darke County.
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Aging Smart, Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled an “Aging Smart” 3 week program.  Older adults, 65+ are the fastest growing population group in the United States.  Most older adults want to remain independent and live at home, so we will cover three areas to help:  Preventing Falls in Your Home, Keeping Safe and Aging & Eating. These classes will be held... read more
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Registration Open for Gettysburg Homecoming Festival 5K
The 2nd Annual Gettysburg Homecoming Festival 5K Walk/Run is scheduled for 9:00 AM on June 25th. Beginning and ending at the Cardinal Center, the scenic course features a mix of town and country with terrain suitable for beginners and experienced runners. The 2016 5K is being organized by the Friends of the Cardinal Center who... read more
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Freezing and Canning Workshop Set for June
Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables.  Now they can, by attending a free “Food Preservation Workshop,” presented by Ohio State University Extension, Darke County, at 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville. There will be three sessions to the workshop... read more
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Poultry Days Chicken and Ride Presale Tickets
Poultry Days Maintains Low Presale Prices - Poultry Days announces that chicken prices will remain $7.50 per dinner for 2016.  Also that ride tickets which were reduced last year will be maintained and the all-day ride special will be expanded.  For the first time Greenville residents will be able to purchase presale tickets at the Greenville ACE.  Tickets... read more
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Researcher Seeking Soybean Fields for Pollinator Study
May 2, 2016 - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Although soybean crops are self-pollinating, some species of bee and fly pollinators can enhance soybean yields, says a researcher with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. The question is, what pollinator insects are active in Ohio soybean crops? That’s... read more
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