Amherst News-Times, 2001-04-25
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Cop stops one-man theft ring — Page 2 Safety City moves to new park — I Amherst News-Time rt - Or a c r - x - - S / _) 9 S I T < C - » _, K V r e » e Wednesday, April 25. 2001 Amherst, Ohio Council names enhancement winners Building, scout, historians get nod by YVONNE QAY N..ws-T.mes reporter The finalists for the Year 2000 Community Enhancement Awards represent a cross section of Amherst; from a local artist, to a professional building and even a group of young Civil War enthusiasts, the finalists represent the community's pride in accomplishment Neal B. Jenne Each blade of grass, every brick, each strand of hair is painstakingly drawn with complete detail. Sure a little longer and the tiger starts to breathe, the fields begin to move and flags begin to sway. It's hard to believe anyone with this much talent and attention to detail could have gone cold turkey for 32 years. But it's true. Neal Jenne, 61, of Amherst said he stopped drawing for 32 years after serving three years in the military as an illustrator and working for Hallmark in the 1960s. "After Hallmark, I got a good job at Ford and retired from there in 1992,'* Jenne explained from his South Lake Street home. "I went back to college and took some refresher courses in drawing. It was like riding a bike, it all came back." . WMle attending college, Jenne said he was encouraged by his teachers to enter several juried an shows and lo his surprise he placed first in his first two shows out of a field of 40. ''That got me inspired. I enjoy sitting down with a blank piece of paper and making something out of it," Jenne said. The walls of his ranch style home are proof of that Stepping inside is almost like visiting an art gallery. Ink drawings hang proudly in every room, and a slightly disheveled home studio has seen plenty of use. Although Jenne devotes in 8 to 10 hours a day to his craft, he said many of his drawings are given as gifts to local institutions, libraries and clubs. "I don't have any children and I started asking myself, what I was going to leave behind?" Art was the answer. Besides, Jenne said after retirement he, "wasn't ready to have a beer in one hand and a bag of pretzels in the other." A piece of paper and a bottle of ink were more like iL Jenne was nominated for the Community Enhancement Award for his art work of all the city's historical buildings. Amhent Historical Society QuJgley Museum The building on the corner of Milan Avenue is the place that time forgot It's a place where a woman can go to the beauty salon, and buy a dress for a night out on the town all for under $20. Where Amherst daredevil Clem Rice is always preparing for his next death defying parachute jump. It's also the place where Vivienne Bickley. June Eweld. Lilly Krebs, Arlene Ruth and curator Ron Sauer educate visitors with snap shots of local history. "We do it for the comradely,'* Bickley said; Eweld, Krebs and Ruth smiled in agreement. "Somebody wilt bring something in and it will take us days to figure it but," Eweld laughed, describing the Uttle mysteries that are all in a day's work of preserving bits of Amherst history. Much of the museum's pieces are donated by Amhent residents who go back generations, and all of it finds a home at tha Quigfey or one OT five historical buildings nearby. ' Along with educating the general liMfc, the museum am to educate young Members of the 36 O.V.I. Group reenact life during the Civil War. Neal B. Jenne was nominated for a Community Enhancement Award for his artwork of the city's historical buildings. . — • . "\_L Eagle Scout Kevin Buns rests in the sealing park on Mian Avenue. each year. This year third-grade stu- dress up in old fashioned late 19th dents from Harris Elementary century attire and attond class at the School and St Joseph School parti- historical one room schoolhouse k>- cipated in a program which allowed cated across the street from the Qui- them to go back in time. gby. There, students become a part •The program is in its 10th yesr. <* history as they experience a day and it's very popular. They realty of teaming coaapfots with ao ma* gat into Hi? Saner said. Students, afeg water or afocttfeity. lb prepare teachers and museum volunteers for the day, teachers are mafled co pies of "The Sandstone Story." ao Itudaett will know what lo expect ahead of time. Gurendy, the Qt-gfoy is gearing up for its May 6 opening, baa-ring "The Amharet Dry Goods Store," a jj*^MAtoewi!^ 1* hi the The Amhent Haute* Society was founded in 1973 by Valerie Gerstenberger. The Sandstone Museum Center is a six-acre living museum that recreates life in Amherst in the last half of the 19th Century. The Quigley Museum was nominated for its continuous efforts in the education and improvement of the community. 3d O.VX Group With smoke from a campfire drifting in the distance, members of the 36 O.V.I. Group marched proudly in full uniform, die American flag waving high overhead. Down the field, Pvt Josh Jasinski sat outside one of two tents, canteens and other pieces of history hanging in full sight If it weren't for the passing cars one might think they were visiting the camp grounds of soldiers during the Civil War. But these boys were local soldiers, and their campsite was the vacant lot inside the Sandstone Museum Center. This living tribute to life in the Civil War got its start eight years ago by 16-year-old Cpl. Jason Jasinski. According to Jasinski, the group not only pays homage to ancestors who fought during the Civil War, but is also a way fellow history buffs can share their interests in the period. Throughout ihe year, members of the group participate in numerous Civil War reenactments, parades, ceremonies and historical events. And during each event, each member wears an authentic Civil War uniform, complete with cap, rifle and boots costing about $5,000 per person. Members of the 36 O.VJ. Group attend Marion L. Steele High School, Firelands High School, and Lorain County JVS and include Ptv. Stephen Loony, 16, Ptv. Jodi Jasinski, 17. Ptv. Gared Pullins, 17. Ptv. Ken Collins, 16. Ptv. Nicholas Lonuy, 17. Cpl. Joshua Pullins, 17. and Cpl. Jason Jasinski, 16. Although the 36 infantry is young in age, the group lakes itself and itt interests in the Civil War very seriously. Still, according to Jari-tati. it look some pec-pie a little more time to realtae dm group's dedication "We used to be criticized for doing this by older (groups)," Jam said. "But we eventually pre- vailed...We plan on doing this as long as we enjoy it" The group is currently preparing for ha pardcipatiou in the Blacksmith Town Fair on May 19. Tie 36 O.VJL Groat «•* BanV -teed for their involvement fo Veteran's Day u-mnoniea. Jaaaboiea parades aad Historical Society a Cop : slogan contest for bikers by YVONNE GAY News-Times reporter The Amherst Police Department and a local shop are picking up where council members left off. The police department's new Bicycle Helmet Program, announced last week, will encourage children to wear safety helmets while riding bicycles, scooters or in-line skates. According to bicycle patrolman, Sgt Dan Jasinski, the program only came into existence a little over a week ago when Impressions, a screen printing shop, said it would donate T-shirts to the department if officers could come up with a slogan for the bike program. "Impressions gave us the idea," Jasinski said. "They had a picture of a young girl and boy, and their logo of a frog on the front of a shirt and said they would give us 100 of them if we could think up a slogan." That's when Jasinski and dispatcher Teresa Antonopou- los came up with a program that would help educate child- Ten on the importance of bicycle safety. Currendy, while on bicycle patrol, if J__4m_d mm a chid wearing a safety helmet while he or she is riding a bike or scooter, he gives the child a coupon for a free ice cream cone at Hastee Tastee, located on Cleveland Avenue. Under the new Bicycle Helmet Program, children spotted wearing safety helmets will be given a coupon for a free T-shirt as an added incentive. To help launch the program, Jasinski and Antonopou- los thought it would be a good idea to have students between the ages of five and 10 come up with a slogan for the donated T-shirts themselves. Forms for the slogan contest were scheduled to be given to teachers after students returned from spring break this week. Students participating in the contest are asked to think of one five-to-eight-word slogan to accompany the shirt's picture. Slogans should be turned in to homeroom teachers no later than May 4, and the winner will be notified before May 9. Prizes will be given to first, second and third place winners. A new bicycle will be given to the winning entry. Impressions has made many donations to local children's programs since the shop opened on Tower Boulevard five years ago. Owners Barb and Dave Kilgor, spearhead a Thanksgiving Day food drive and CT-ristmaa present drive each year. They are also involved in Operation Open Heart and the Children's Services of Lorain County. This year dm Kilgore donated $500 to Safety Ciy, a DARE program sponsored by dm Am- hent Mice Department __» money was donated to hdp purchase 70 safety hairnets, "When they told us about the contest we thought it was a great idea." Bart) arid "It mm it's going to be a We'i 100 CONTINUBDon 11 Aa ewpeaet **&-*&***-' I
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2001-04-25|
|Date of Original||25-APR-200125-APR-2001|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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