Fayette Home & Garden show 2011.07.07

Written by David Green.

Gardening, home improvement, preschool, a home-based food operation—the topics are varied at Fayette’s first Home and Garden Show scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon July 16.

The event is sponsored by the Village of Fayette and is planned at the American Legion post, 424 S. Fayette St.

A portion of the morning will repeat home repair information presented last winter, said Fayette village administrator Amy Metz, but the majority of the session covers new information.

The tentative schedule starts off with Cheryl Spires from the OSU Extension Office discussing gardening information, such as when to harvest and estimated yields for canning. Canners are invited to bring in their dial gauges for a pressure check, at a cost of $5 per gauge.

Oscar Hernandez from the Fulton County Health Department is scheduled to speak about cottage food operations, temporary food operations, and egg and meat preparation.

Liz Keel of the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) will briefly describe the home repair program that gives qualified home owners loans that are forgivable for up to 85 percent of the project cost.

Repairs include roof and gutters, electrical upgrades, water heaters, foundations, plumbing and more.

Next on the agenda is a representative from the Northwest Ohio Community Action Coalition who will give an overview of Head Start preschool opportunities and also describe the summer version of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

The final half hour is set aside for “walking and talking” to give participants the opportunity to speak directly with the presenters and obtain more detailed information.

There’s no charge for the Home and Garden Show, but organizers would appreciate having people register to help with planning. Call the village office at 237-2116 or visit the village website at www.villageoffayette.com.

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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
  • Front.green Screen
    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
  • Front.fireworks
    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
  • Front.rock Study
    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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