Ivy Tech Richmond hosts Indiana Veterans Affairs community event August 5
Richmond, Ind. – Indiana’s Veterans Affairs Department is holding a one stop, open to all area residents, event Wednesday, August 5, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Ivy Tech Richmond in Johnson Hall, 2357 Chester Blvd. (I-70 & US 27).
The event, open to all veterans, service members, dependents and the community, will provide assistance with remission of fees, VA Benefits, Claims processing, Care, Employment and Education opportunities.
Employers on site will be conducting pre-interviews (attendees should dress accordingly and bring a resume). Organizations represented include: Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Ivy Tech Community College, Trine University, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Crown Equipment, Humana, Vectren, VA, Small Business Administration, J9 Family Assistance, Venture Logistics, TANF, and Wayne County CVSO.
To register for the event at www.eventbrite.com/e/richmond-commuity-outreach-event-tickets-16138523759. For additional information call 800-480-0009, www.in.gov/dva or VetEmployment@dva.in.gov,
Wayne County Foundation Offers Informational Meeting for 2015 Challenge Match Program
The Wayne County Foundation is announcing the 2015 Challenge Match Program. Qualified charities located in Wayne County and in good standing with the IRS are strongly encouraged to attend an information lunch meeting to learn about changes to the program this year. It will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the Innovation Center in Richmond, Indiana. The cost for lunch is $6. Reservations are required no later than Friday, August 21. Registration is available on the Foundation’s website at www.waynecountyfoundation.org or by calling 765-962-1638.
The 2015 Challenge Match program is an opportunity for selected nonprofits to cultivate new donors and encourage increased giving from current contributors. The initiatives can be specific projects or programs, or represented in the form of general operating support.
Any charitable not-for-profit organization, school, or government agency in Wayne County that has had a prior application history is eligible to apply. Charitable groups that are not qualified charities must partner with an organization that is.
An online application must be submitted to the Foundation by September 18. The organizations that put forward the most promising plans will be selected to participate in the Challenge Match Program to be held from November 9 to November 20.
Wolverine Worldwide Announces Sample Sale to Benefit United Way
Footwear and Selected Apparel $5.00-$25.00; Savings up to 80% off Suggested Retail
Richmond, Indiana, [TBD] - Wolverine Worldwide will host its first sample sale in Richmond, Indiana on Thursday, July 30 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. All proceeds will go to benefit the United Way.
"Wolverine Worldwide is excited to bring our annual sample sale to the Richmond area,“ says Michael Bohnsack, National Sales Director for Hush Puppies. “This sale is an amazing opportunity for our consumers to give back to their community, while also enjoying incredible
discounts on footwear and apparel for the entire family."
The sale will feature footwear for all ages from Wolverine Worldwide’s family of brand’s including, Hush Puppies, Keds, Saucony, Sperry and Wolverine. In addition to traditional sample sizes (7.0 women’s and 9.0 men’s), the sale will include a range of sizing.
Footwear prices will range from $5.00 - $25.00 with apparel prices ranging from $5.00 - $20.00, offering an incredible savings of 60%-80% off suggested retail pricing.
The sale will be held at Wolverine Worldwide offices located at 1400 Industries Road Richmond, Indiana 47374.
Join us at the Library for our Annual Musically Spectacular Event!
Chanticleer String Quartet
Friday, July 31, 2015
2:00 p.m., Bard Room
Join us at the Library for our Annual Musically Spectacular Event!
The world renowned Chanticleer String Quartet will present their Summer Music Festival 2015 Concert in Morrisson-Reeves Library’s Bard Room on Friday, July 31st at 2:00 p.m. The string quartet features violinist and founder Caroline Klemperer-Green, violinist Stefan Xhori; violist Jennifer Smith; and cellist Elizabeth Gottling Mendoza. Special guest flutist Clifford Tretick will be joining the group for several musical arrangements.
Sponsors for this program are: The Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library, US Bank and Peter and Joan Bartel.
This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more information, please phone MRL at (765) 966-8291.
Dates Announced for the 39th Annual Chanticleer String Quartet Music Festival
Enjoy the music of Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Bocherini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Vivaldi, Ginastera, Joplin and Albeniz at one of the Chanticller String Quartet's FREE concerts this summer!
July 22nd, 1:30 p.m. Richmond State Hospital
July 23, 1:00 p.m. Boys & Girls Club, Jeffers Unit
July 31, 2:00 p.m. Morrisson-Reeves Library
August 2, 9:30 a.m. First Friends Meeting
August 2, 3:30 p.m. Chanticleer Farm
Learn more at http://www.chanticleerquartet.com/.
Medical Monday Free Presentation: Substance Abuse in the Community
Hear Lisa Suttle, Reid Health Director of Psychiatric Services and Facilitator for "Heroin is Here" and Robin Cruz, CEO of P.E.A.C.E. during this free presentation at Townsend Community Center, 855 North 12th Street, Richmond at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10th. Please RSVP to Jeanne Briggs-Davis or SXharrie Harlin at 317.983.3000 x4776.
Area 9 Agency Announces Winners of 2015 Senior Art Competition
The creative artwork of area artists age 60+ is being exhibited at the 10th Annual Area 9 Agency Senior Art Exhibit.
“At the 2015 Area 9 Agency Senior Art Competition awards reception on July 22nd, there were more than 75 artists and guests in attendance. Celebrating the tenth annual event, there are 89 works displayed. This is close to a 50% increase from the previous year entry total,” said Ed Thornburg, IUE Gallery Director. “As the quantities have increased, so has the general quality of the art. IU East is proud to host the event and we all look forward to seeing what next year brings.”
Presented by Area 9 In-Home and Community Services Agency and Indiana University East, the exhibit will run through September 11th. Meijer Artway, located in Whitewater Hall on the IU East campus, is open to the public during regular campus hours.
The results of the open judging held July 17th can be found here.
Awards were sponsored by Friends Fellowship Community and Area 9 Agency. Anyone who is interested in next year’s competition/exhibit and would like to be placed on the mailing list should contact Judy Ford at 765-966-1795 or 800-458-9345, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau Announces Enchanted Fairy Back To School Bash
The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau invites the public to make school an enchanted experience on Saturday, August 1st from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. This event will be full of excitement and fun as we celebrate the beginning of a new school year. Children can stop by the Old National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East – Richmond, for a day full of free activities where they can pick up an Enchanted Fairy Trail drawstring backpack, receive prizes, basic school supplies, create their own fairy door, participate in games and enjoy delicious fairy themed snacks. The public is welcome to dress in their best fairy costumes and unleash their imagination. From there, families will receive an Enchanted Fairy Trail map designating nearly 50 stops throughout Wayne County with hidden fairy doors, gardens, and homes.
The Enchanted Fairy Trail provides a glimpse into the mystical world of fairies. These whimsical settlements include working lights, windows you can peek through to see tiny furniture, décor and even a mystical farm. The Enchanted Fairy Trail gives families and children of all ages an exciting chance to explore the community in a unique fashion.
Ivy Tech schedules August Express Enrollment Events
Richmond, Ind. - Ivy Tech Community College Richmond’s fall classes begin August 24. Students may apply, enroll and register for classes in one visit during eight August EXPRESS Enrollment Events. Make It Happen Mondays are August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. on the Richmond campus. Saturday Express Enrollment Events are August 1, Connersville Instructional Center; August 8, Rushville Learning Cooperative; and August 15 and 22 on the Richmond campus, 2357 Chester Blvd. (I-70 & US 27). All Saturday Express Enrollment events are 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
During the Express Enrollment Events, NO appointment needed, prospective, new, current and returning students may complete all steps in the enrollment process from application for admission to registering for their fall classes in one visit.
Staff will work alongside students to assist with the enrollment process including: applying for admission and financial aid; applying for Ivy Tech Scholarships; new student orientation; completing the placement/assessment test (if necessary); verifying financial aid; and meeting with an academic advisor to plan or review their Academic Completion Plan and register for fall classes. Students who need to assess should arrive at least two hours before closing time.
The Express Enrollment Center on the Richmond campus (I-70 & US 27) is open 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 765-966-2656 ext. 1202 or 800-659-4562.
Hagerstown Jubilee Days Festival to be held August 14-15, 2015
The Nettle Creek Lions Club, Inc. has announced that Hagerstown Jubilee Days will be held on August 14 and 15 this year. Festival Market, Lion's Club Fish Fry, Classic Car Show, Hagerstown Marching Band performance, Music, Tricycle Races, Hungry Hungry Hippo Life-size game, Talent Show, Magic Show, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Parade and Grand Prix.
Indiana Farmers' Market Nutition Program Partners with the Area 9 Meals Program
The Indiana Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is partnering with Area 9 In-Home and Community Services Agency’s Meals Program to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to area seniors. The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program provides fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to seniors who meet eligibility criteria while expanding the awareness and use of local Farmers’ Markets and farm stands.
To meet eligibility criteria, participants must be age 60 and over with income that is 185% of the poverty level. That means for a household with one person, the monthly income cannot exceed $1,815 or $2,456 if there are two persons in the household.
Eligible participants will receive checks totaling $20.00 that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating Farmers’ Markets beginning June 10th.
Classic Car Show to be hosted by Nettle Creek Lions Club
The Nettle Creek Lions Club will host a classic car show on Friday, August 14, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 on Walnut Street (1 block south of Highway 38) in Hagerstown. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m., awards at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call G. Byers at 765.465.5051.
Wayne County Foundation Accepting Applications for Ag Leadership Opportunities
The Wayne County Farm Bureau Ag Leadership Fund of the Wayne County Foundation was established in 2012 to promote professional development and leadership skills among adults living in Wayne County who are engaged in agriculture-related businesses and vocations. This year, the Fund will provide two awards of up to $500, but no more than 50% of the registration cost of ag-related continuing education or professional development opportunities.
Applications will be accepted online and can be accessed through the Foundation’s website at www.waynecountyfoundation.org. Deadline is July 31, 2015. Contact Lisa Bates at 765-962-1638 for additional information.
2015 Faces and Places Photo Contest is Announced by the Wayne County Tourism Bureau
Richmond, Indiana - Wayne County Tourism Bureau is excited to announce the Wayne County Faces and Places Photo Contest starting June 15th through August 24th, 2015. Wayne County residents and visitors are encouraged to submit their own images taken in Wayne County, Indiana during the 2015 year that depict what Wayne County has to offer. Every photo contest thus far has brought in a huge amount of participants and popularity has skyrocketed.
The purpose of the Photo Contest is to develop awareness of and interest in Wayne County. It will also be a fun way to interact with our residents and visitors while documenting an eventful year in Wayne County.
The focus for this year’s contest will be on people visiting attractions, families having fun, artisans creating custom art, and people enjoying local festivals. In addition, the Tourism Bureau would love to receive photos of people participating in our chocolate trail, antique alley, searching for Fairy Doors and enjoying a bite to eat from local restaurants in the Wayne County area.
Photos (at least 300 dpi) are to be submitted via http://wctourism.formstack.com/forms/photocontest
One Grand Prize Winner will be selected by a panel of judges. Many of the contest photos will be shared on the Tourism Bureau’s Facebook page, blog posts, on their Flickr and Pinterest accounts, and by other means. The best photos will be used in print and web publications.
For more information about how to enter the contest and for a full listing of rules, visit VisitRichmond.org, facebook.com/visitrichmondin, email Angel at email@example.com or call 765-938-8687.
Ivy Tech Community College Richmond region announces new board trustee, chair and vice chair
Richmond, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College Richmond region is pleased to announce one new regional trustee, elected chair and vice chair to its regional board of trustees. Members of the State Board approved the resolution on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Devon Springman is a new trustee, Kevin L. Handley, Sr. as elected chair, and Jon A. Ford as elected vice chair.
Springman is a representative for the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, and will serve on the regional board as the labor representative. Previous to his current employment, Springman also served as a Diesel Technician, Millwright and Millwright Apprenticeship Instructor. He earned his certification in Diesel Technology from Lincoln Tech, a United States Department of Labor Journeyman Certificate, and an associate degree Applied Science in Apprenticeship Technology/Millwright from Ivy Tech Community College’s Indianapolis campus.
Kevin L. Handley, Sr., a trustee since 2010, has been elected chairperson. ”Having served as a Regional Trustee, and as an educator, Kevin brings a wealth of experience and passion to the role of board chairperson,” says Andy Bowne, chancellor, East Central and Richmond regions. “His experience in education will be incredibly helpful as we seek to serve students across our five county region.”
Jon A. Ford, a trustee since 2011, has been elected vice chairperson and serves at large. Ford is retired from Ralston Purina.
Sandi Mathews was reappointed as secretary, and has been a trustee since 2010. Mathews is the store director for the Meijer location in Richmond.
“The trustees for the Richmond region play an important role in the mission of Ivy Tech Community College,” says Bowne. “We are thrilled that Devon is joining our team and Kevin Handley, Sr. leading our efforts. Our communities and students rely on our regional board to be a catalyst and driver for student success, awareness, fundraising, amongst many other things. Our regional board is a wonderful representation for our region and I look forward to what we will accomplish in the upcoming academic year.”
Richard Kirschner will continue as a regional trustee and has served since 2013.
Two trustees will depart from the regional board, Melanie Caldwell, past chairperson, and Dr. Laurence Richards. “The region has been incredibly fortunate to have had Trustees Caldwell and Richards service to Ivy Tech and our communities,” says Bowne. “Both have been wonderful trustees, and both are dedicated advocates for our students and our communities. We are grateful for their service.”
Michael R. Dora will continue to represent the Richmond region on the Ivy Tech Community College State Board of Trustees.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
Historic Centerville’s Annual Quilt and Needlework Show
Historic Centerville is planning another great quilt show during Archway Days on August 21 and 22 from 10 – 4 each day.
There is a special treat this year. Wednesday, August 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. will be the day to turn in your quilts and other projects for us to display. We will display antique quilts and projects as well. If you have a project for us, your admission is free to hear Connie Lane speak about the Heritage Barn Quilt Trail in Fayette County. Have you ever noticed buildings with quilt blocks on them as you drive around? If you want to listen to Connie but don’t have a project to display, don’t worry, there will be a $5 admission fee and you will be able to join us for Connie’s presentation. Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to invite family and friends.
We will also be having our Flea Market during the quilt show and any items you have for us can be turned in on August 19 as well. We would love to have your magazines, books, patterns, fabric, craft supplies, etc., for the flea market. It’s time to clean out that sewing room and get rid of things you no longer need or want.
Admission to the Quilt/Needlework show is $3. All proceeds from the show and flea market go for the maintenance and restoration of the Mansion House property which includes the Salisbury Court House.
Maplewood Park/Centerville Playground Renovation
Centerville, Indiana: A community project has been started to build a NEW playground in Maplewood Park of Centerville. The current playground equipment has been there for many years and is in pretty poor condition. Thankfully, the town of Centerville, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, and the Grassroots Action Resource Center have all agreed that the time to do something is now and have given us their full support for the project! Now that it’s official, we want to hear what you think! To find out more about the project and show your support, like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/centervilleplayground. We want to get as much feedback as possible, so please help spread the word! Maplewood Park has a lot of potential and with your help we can definitely make it a lot safer and more fun for everybody!
Please also consider a donation of any amount by going to: https://www.youcaring.com/family-fundraiser/the-centerville-playground/319562. The goal is to raise at least $50,000 by early summer and have a major part of the project finished by Archway Days. We’re already well on our way to meeting that goal, and with your help, we can make the park the best it’s ever been!
About the Centerville Playground Committee:
The mission of the Centerville Playground Committee is to provide a welcoming, safe, and fun environment for children, families, and other members of the community!
Reid team takes HIP, insurance signups ‘on the road’
Reid’s patient financial team is taking insurance sign-ups and information “on the road” over the next few weeks to reach people who need coverage.
Team members and information will be available about the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) and other programs at these locations and dates:
T-Shirt Contest Winners Announced, T-Shirt Available for Sale
The winners of the "For Love of Richmond" re-branding t-shirt contest have been announced. The winners, Lori Current and Katie Novak Kruth, are both IU Alumni. Their design features a siloutte of the state of Indiana, with a heart at Richmond's location and the Richmond zip code, 47374.
The winning entry has been turned into a limiited edition t-shirt that may be purchased at Richmond Art Museum, Richmond Wayne County Tourism Bureau, Wayne County History Museum, Grassroots Resource Center and Deer Ridge Camping Resort. The shirts are $15 each and available in size S M, L, XL, 2X, 3X.
The public was invited to submit their own creative t-shirt designs that will help re-brand Richmond as a lovable city! This contest was inspired by Author Peter Kageyama, who wrote "For the Love of Cities" and "Love Where You Live". Peter kindly served on the judges panel when he visited Richmond in June.
If you have questions, you may address them to Pat Orzechowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resignation of Scott Zimmerman, President for United Way of Whitewater Valley Announced
July 10, 2015 - United Way of Whitewater Valley announced today that the Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Scott Zimmerman, President of the United Way of Whitewater Valley. To ensure leadership stability and continuity of the United Way, Amber Willeford, Director of Donor Engagement will serve as Interim President. Questions regarding Zimmerman’s resignation should be directed to Jan Parker, Board Chair of the United Way of Whitewater Valley.
United Way of Whitewater Valley is committed to strengthening partnerships that create lasting change in the lives of Wayne and Union county residents. United Way of Whitewater Valley focuses its efforts in the areas of Education, Health, Community Vitality, and Youth & Families.
Reid to become ‘Reid Health’ on 110th birthday July 27
Reid Hospital & Health Care Services, its numerous service lines and the Reid-owned network of physicians will officially adopt the new name of “Reid Health” as of July 27, hospital officials have announced.
“Reid has truly become an integrated health system as we have changed and adapted to unprecedented challenges being experienced across the nation,” said Craig Kinyon, Reid President/CEO. Kinyon said the name change is in line with regional and national trends, noting that Reid will continue as an independent regional health care organization serving East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio. He said the new name, updated logo and rebranding will be officially unveiled on the hospital’s 110th birthday July 27.
The last time Reid adopted a new name was in 1992, when Reid Memorial Hospital became Reid Hospital & Health Care Services because health care had shifted from simply providing hospital care to growing outpatient services that meant patients spending less time in hospitals.
Jeevan Sekhar, M.D., Reid oncologist, said the Cancer Center and other Reid service lines have long been providing outreach to the region in satellite offices and through telemedicine. “Reid has already operated as a health system based on how we have delivered our services, so the name change really is more about who we already are.”
Kinyon said Reid Health better reflects the numerous services Reid and Reid Physician Associates offer throughout the region, far beyond in-hospital care. “It also illustrates what our mission is about – health and wellness, not just caring for the sick and injured,” he said. “We want to engage people while they are well and do everything we can to help them maintain their health by encouraging regular well visits, appropriate screenings such as mammograms and other tests designed to catch problems in the early, more treatable stages.”
He noted that “Reid” and “Health” are words that have been in the name since 1992, but the new name puts less focus on “hospital” care and is more about helping keep patients well through regular screenings and checkups. Reid and other health systems, with numerous changes brought on by health care reform and other shifts in the national environment, now focus more on wellness and consistency of care among all health care providers. “These efforts are not just limited to our system. We have established and are growing partnerships with other care providers as we all work together to build a healthier community.”
“Reid has come a long way since we opened in 1905 as Reid Memorial Hospital,” Kinyon said. “This name change is a more accurate reflection of how Reid has become this region’s leading system dedicated to community health.”
Kinyon noted that Reid is and remains an independent health system, with no plans to merge with other organizations.
INDOT Seeks Members for ADA Advisory Group
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation is seeking applications from Indiana residents for membership in its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Community Advisory Working Group.
INDOT seeks individuals from a broad cross-section of Indiana for its ADA Advisory Working Group, and membership is open to any individual. In particular, individuals with disabilities, disability advocates, or individuals who provide services to persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Members serve two-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms.
About the ADA Working Group, Transition Plan
Selected working group members provide information and recommendations regarding INDOT’s ADA Transition Plan, including efforts to increase the public involvement of persons with disabilities in transportation planning. The voluntary consultative group meets quarterly at various locations throughout the state.
The ADA Transition Plan examines INDOT’s current facilities and services for artificial access barriers to persons with disabilities. INDOT uses this plan to quantify and prioritize changes that will bring its programs and practices into compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the ADA, Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all related statutes, regulations and directives.
The document is available for review in Microsoft Word and PDF format on INDOT’s website at www.in.gov/indot/3036.htm.
How to apply
Individuals interested in becoming members should submit a letter of interest or a resume by Aug. 3 to Erin L. Hall, INDOT’s Title VI/ADA Program Manager, via email at email@example.com or via fax at 317-233-0891. Applications may also be sent via mail to 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N750, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Pop Up Yoga Planned for Richmond Locations This Summer
Enjoy a free yoga experience, accompanied by live music during the Pop Up Yoga classes planned on June 18, July 16, August 20 and September 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PopUpYogaRichmond.