Area residents who have seen signs posted that read “no parking from 8/16 to 8/23,” will have to find other areas to park during that week. The Portsmouth Service Department will be paving streets, including Waller and Kendall, between 17th and 11th streets. Parking will return to normal after paving is completed.
Session outlines resources available
The Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the Office of Appalachia will host a series of informational sessions in Ohio's Appalachian counties about services and resources available to organizations serving needy population groups in the region.
Faith-based and community organizations are invited to attend the informational sessions to learn about free training, technical assistance, and funding opportunities available to grassroots organizations serving needy populations throughout Appalachia.
The sessions will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 21 at the OSU Endeavor Center Auditorium/Main Building, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon.
These sessions are open to the public and free. For more information, contact Susan McKinley, Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, (614) 644-3900.
City school sets grand opening
Portsmouth City Schools will have a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for its new facilities at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 24 in the gymnasium of Portsmouth High School, 1225 Gallia St.
Habitat for Humanity sets open house
Scioto County Habitat for Humanity will have an open house and dedication with music and refreshments Sunday at its house, 3730 Stanton Ave., New Boston. There will be bluegrass music from 2 to 3 p.m., and the dedication ceremony will be at 3 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Directions: turn toward the river at Hickie's Hamburgers and go right on Stanton. For more information, call Charlie Bayless, president, at (740) 574-6567 or Lynne Rodeheffer at (740) 354-5467.
Greenbo has outreach program
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has outreach programs for those who are interested in nature, especially nature at Greenbo Lake. Some of the programs involve a PowerPoint presentation as well as hands-on activities. Also, programs can be developed and presented for a specific group. For more information, contact Claire Earnhart, Greenbo Lake State Resort naturalist, (606) 473-7324 or e-mail Clair.Earnhart@ky.gov or visit www.kystateparks.com/resortparks/go/index.htm.
From PDT staff reports