Amherst News-Times, 2002-07-10
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[He delivered points, and mail — Page 8 j Teen learns Highway Patrol job — Ps Amherst News-Time Wl DM SHAY, July Annual Jamboree test starts Frid O M O O I O <X> X X r • h h C 0"i o o 3 X OJ < X M cm h c/> r— o <S> 3 -! t-» I» O *--. 3> H N < o >^ m 3> is 07 o n m —( -c o X I 11 by AMY PERSMQER Naws-Times reporter It's that time of year again and the Amherst Historical Society is hard at work planning the Annual Old-Time Jamboree. In keeping with the national feel ing of patriotism since Sept 11, 2001, the theme of this year's Jamboree is "Let Freedom Ring." The whole thing will kick off Friday evening at 5:45 p.m. with a speech from the mayor, John Higgins, and a flag raising ceremony. The pastor of Cornerstone Community Church, Steve Buckner, will pray- Friday night Terry Lee Ooffee will perform from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Ooffee was named "Up and Coming Country Star of the Year" for Northern Ohio. After him, the band Key Motion will play until 11:30 p.m. As usual the downtown area will be packed with vendors providing food, pop and beer. The chairman of the Old—Time Jamboree committee, Terry Truster, said that visitors will be expected to keep beer inside the Jamboree area. Violators will be fined for having an open container outside the festival. Traster, who is also a city coun cilman and construction supervisor at the Amherst Historical Society, said he hopes everyone will come out and enjoy themselves this weekend. The Jamboree is being sponsored by the Amherst Historical Society with the help of Sprenger Retirement Centers, Mullinax Ford, Sli- man's Dodge-Crysler-Plymouth, AT&T Broadband, A&C Cellular. Lorain National Bank and Spitzer Auto World. Pizza for the kids pizza eating contest on Saturday will be provided by Old Town Pizza. Saturday the Amherst Downtown CONTINUED on page 5 Week-long bike camp to help kids learn road rules The Amherst Police Department, in cooperation with the Amherst Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Committee, will be conducting a week- long bike camp for children entering the third, fourth and fifth grades. The camp will be held at Shupe Middle School on Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 from 1-3 p.m. The program will teach children the safe operation of a bike through activities that occur in the parking lot, sidewalks and side roads under supervision. A partial list of topics students will learn includes: helmet use, riding on the correct side of the road, obeying traffic laws and signs, signaling before changing directions, checking behind before changing lanes, being alert for hazards and traffic conditions, and how to clean and lubricate a bike. Much of the instructional content is based on studies on how children have bicycle accidents and what must be done to avoid them. The bike camp will be instructed by Edward Stewart, who ran a similar program last year at Shupe. Stewart is president of Silver Wheels Cycling Club and is certified through the League of Ameri can Bicyclists, a national organization for promoting safe cycling through education and advocacy programs. Registration for the camp is limited to the first 20 students who sign up. Cost is $15 per student, which incudes a free T-shirt to be distributed on the last day of the camp. Registration is being handled through the Amherst Police Department by calling 988-2625. Fees may be paid on the first day of the camp. Bicycle helmets are required for all participants. If a child needs a helmet, a few will be available for sale on the first day of the camp at a fee of $7. Children's bicycles should be in good operating condition; children should bring bikes every day regardless of the weather forecast. Even on rainy days camp will be held; however, sessions will take place inside the school. In addition, a few volunteers will be trained to assist in the program. The volunteer training will occur at Shupe School on Friday, July 19 from 1-5 p.m. To register to be a volunteer calling Stewart at 365-6784. Volunteers will be trained to possibly operate the bike program themselves at a later date. Relax with a book Stacy Reid, of Amherst, a volunteer for Amherst Public Library's summer reading program, "Your Library- The Greatest Show in Foundation plans move to historic building The Nord Family Foundation is moving its raeadquarters into Amherst thanks to Evan Nord. The foundation voted last week to officially move its headquarters from Elyria to the sandstone house at 727 Milan Avenue at the corner of Milan Avenue and South Lake Street The sandstone building is adjacent to the Amherst Historical Society's Sandstone Village. City council voted last month to waive building permit fees for the foundation so they could remove a clapboard section of the house that was added after it was built. The large sandstone bouse is more than ' 100 years old according to mayor John Higgins. Higgins said the foundation plans to put another addition on the house which will not affect the original house. John Mulaney of the Nord Family Foundation said the new addition will house offices. Mulaney said the funding for the purchase and renovation of the house it being provided by Evan Nord. Nord retired from the Nordson Coip. board of (urecton earlier this year. Tne Nord family started she US. Automatic Co. in 1909 in Amherst The company was renamed the Nordson Corporation and has expanded at its original location near Jackson Street Tte family created the Nord Family ftundatioa which infuses mil- lions of dollars in charitable contributions into Lorain County. Higgins said the foundation is retrofitting the 100-year-old Riggs house to »tt original condition. "We're tickled pink to have Town," waits for kids to come in and claim their rewards for taking the time to read this summer. Internet access grant of $21,000 to help schools Donna Kuczynski visits local school kids to deliver one of her well-rehearsed stories. She is being honored for her efforts to use storytelling as a healing method. Local storyteller honored by national story network Congressman Snerrod Brown has announced that four school districts, including the Amherst school district and three schools in Northeastern Ohio have been awarded $89339.43 through the federal E- rate program. The funding will be used to purchase Internet access and telecommunications services. The Amherst School District will receive $21,159.03 of the $89,839.43 being awarded through the E-rate program. Created in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the E-rate program helps schools and libraries afford Internet and telecommunications services. "It's one thing to have new com puter equipment but another to be connected to the Internet so students and teachers can integrate the world wide web into assignments and lesson plans. These awards help schools pay for telephone lines and Internet access to bring the digital age into each classroom," said Brown, who serves on the energy and commerce subcommittee on telecommunications and the Internet is a strong supporter of the E- rate program. The E-rate program is funded by the universal service fund that was created in the Telecommunications Act through fees collected from telecommunications service providers. Library offers summer clubs to encourage reading habit Master storyteller. Donna Marie Kuczynski of Amherst has been selected to receive the 2002 National Storytelling Network North Central Region Service Award. The service award is given to in- dividuals who have utilized storytelling to make a sJgititVsnt contribution to the larger community in which they live. She hat demonstrated her commitment to the art of storytelling in many ways. Deeply committed to the healing aspects of atorytvlling. Kuczynski brings her stories to hos- be found in local schools. Her classes provide fledgling tellers a nurturing environment to learn a craft Kuczynski has actively supported the spread of storytelling in her region by taking leadership roles. She has served as president ot Western Reserve Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytell- ing (WRAPPS). She coordinated the first Tellebrationl in her area and has hosted all of the others since then. She served on the ptaniiing conunittee tor Once Upon a Time Storytelling Conference at Kent State University. a cants la storytelling in of the power of storytelling at Ursaa County Conv OBunity Collage. She is the | and host for a weekly television program entitled "Who Tells? Who Listens?" on which she interviews storytellers from throughout Ohio. In addition to her own storytelling. Kuczynski arranges for new venues for all tellers. An advocate of using stories to teach respect for all cultures she has reached out to African-Americans in remote areas and has brought Africaa-Ainerican tellers to audiences fat remote areas of the state. NSN. the aponaor of the Oracle Awards is tatted la Jonesborough. Tenn., home of the National Festival, which to co- The Amherst Public Library offers the "greatest show in town" through its summer reading club programs. Programs for the month of July include: • Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m.: Mike Hemmelgarn. comedy juggler and ventriloquist, will present a high-energy comedy show that offers a unique blend of juggling and ventriloquism with a splash of : and balloons. owned by NW audi Storytoltof Center. • Friday, July 19 at 2 p.at: list Kleafeld the snagicjea wis! preaent "Circus Mafic." Cosae and he amazed by the local magician as he magically entertains with some reel circus characters. Both programs, which are free and open to the public, will be held at the Old Post Office, 231 Part Ave. The Summer Reading Club registration continues for i rflmna^gK thOSC Students juft I ing fourth grade. Young adults are iavited to Oft out aa entry font for each book/ they read aad eater into the li-J brary's weekly drawing. Par aw
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2002-07-10|
|Date of Original||10-JUL-2002|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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