This Just In – February 2015 Edition*

Finalists compete fir Overture Awards

The Cincinnati Arts Association will announce winners of its Overture Awards competition Saturday, Feb. 28. Finalists compete at 1 p.m. in the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater, with winners named immediately afterwards. Winners each earn $4,000 for education and training. Eighteen finalists will win $1,000. This year, 465 high school students were nominated by their schools to compete in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art or vocal music.

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Duke, customers donate $318,000

The Salvation Army has received $318,000 from Duke Energy Ohio and its customers for the HeatShare program. HeatShare assists those who need help paying utility bills. By including donations with their monthly bills, Duke customers gave $118,000. Duke matched that amount, then added another $100,000. Pictured: Cindy Givens of Duke Energy and Salvation Army Major Tim Lyle

Meals on Wheels volunteers needed

Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, which serves seniors in eight counties, is seeking volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels and perform other services. Presentations are scheduled for those who may be interested:
• Monday, March 23, 10-11 a.m., Kenton County Library, Erlanger.
• Wednesday, March 25, 10-11 a.m., Boone County Public Library, Florence.
• Friday, Feb. 27, and Friday, March 27, 10-11 a.m., Campbell County Public Library, Newport.
Information: (859) 491-0522

Taft Elementary will get its first playground

Taft Elementary School in Mount Auburn will get its first playground later this year, thanks to the NFL and United Way. The school was chosen as a Hometown Huddle renovation project site, one of 32 in NFL markets. Current Bengals players, working with the Marvin Lewis Community Fund and several hundred volunteers, will roll up their sleeves for the day of service. Plans are to create a new outdoor play structure with a poured rubber floor, making its ADA accessible. If funds are available, a second outdoor play space for pre-school students and kindergarten classes will be built. An indoor recreation room will be created so there is a place for physical activity even when weather keeps the children indoors. Information: Sal-Army-HeatShare-Check

Duke, customers donate $318,000

The Salvation Army has received $318,000 from Duke Energy Ohio and its customers for the HeatShare program. HeatShare assists those who need help paying utility bills. By including donations with their monthly bills, Duke customers gave $118,000. Duke matched that amount, then added another $100,000. Pictured: Cindy Givens of Duke Energy and Salvation Army Major Tim Lyle.
www.marvinlewis.org

Hands-on lesson in social responsibility

Freshmen in the University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business are spending a semester taking part in hands-on community service projects. The Student Impact semester, a joint project of the Lindner College and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, is designed to help the freshmen build a deeper understanding of how community service and social responsibility contribute to their professional development. 

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