Montgomery County news


Business to hold event at new location

Wilkie’s Auto Service, a longtime business in the city, has moved and will host a grand re-opening next month.

The event for the business, now located at 347 W. Central Ave., is scheduled for June 13. Wilkie’s, which has been in the city for more than 20 years, has moved about one mile from its former location at 429 E Dixie Drive.

For more information, call Wilkie’s Auto Service, at (937) 859-3546 or e-mail STAFF REPORT


Crossroads Hospice seeks student volunteers

Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate volunteers to provide comfort, companionship and a helping hand to terminally-ill patients and their families in their homes, in assisted living facilities and nursing facilities. Volunteers are also welcome to help Crossroads staff in the office, including planning a “Gift of a Day,” which asks a patient to describe a perfect day and then makes it a reality.

Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice “Ultimate Giver,” participants must complete an application, TB skin test, and training session led by members of the Crossroads team. Potential volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying.

For more information or to sign up as an “Ultimate Giver,” contact Doree McBride at 937-312-3170 or STAFF REPORT


School board calls special meeting

A special meeting of the Board of Education of the Dayton City School District will held on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in the fifth-floor conference room of the Administration Building, located at 115 S. Ludlow St., Dayton.

The board may choose to consider recommendations from the superintendent and/or treasurer for approval at this meeting.

For more information, go to STAFF REPORT


Mega Moms’ Sale set for Saturday

The Family Network of Dayton, a nonprofit organization for stay-at-home parents and caregivers, will hold its ninth annual Mega Moms’ Sale at the end of the month. The baby and children’s consignment sale will partially benefit The Kettering Backpack Program, as well as The Ronald McDonald House.

The Mega Moms’ Sale will be held Saturday at Kettering Fairmont High School Gymnasium, 3301 Shroyer Road, Kettering, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $1 at the door. Both cash and all major credit cards are accepted.

Local vendors will also be on hand to sell their specialty items to the sale’s shoppers. STAFF REPORT


Animal clinic to host pet fair

The Cloud Park Animal Clinic will host a Pet Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the clinic parking lot at 4638 Brandt Pike in Huber Heights. Pets are welcome at this outdoor event.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base military working dogs and elite force protection dogs will be doing demonstrations.

Hot dogs from the Dogs for Dogs hot dog stand will be available and 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to animal organizations.

Cloud Park Animal Clinic will provide free goodies at their booth and guests can use the paw print paint station to make a keepsake with their furry friend, while supplies last. There will also be a microchip clinic for $20.

For more information, call 937-723-9207. STAFF REPORT


Peanuts exhibit comes to library

On Saturday, the Washington-Centerville Public Library will open “Peanuts … Naturally,” a traveling exhibit organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif., and funded by the Dorothy R. Yeck Woodbourne Library Arts Endowment. The exhibit runs through Aug. 30.

The “Peanuts … Naturally” exhibit takes a light-hearted look at the natural world, educating visitors about the universe, trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), and gardening. The exhibit features more than 50 artifacts, including digital reproductions of original Peanuts strips. Exhibit pieces will be on display concurrently at both the Woodbourne Library, 6060 Far Hills Ave., and Centerville Library, 111 W. Spring Valley Road.

Grand openings on Saturday will occur at 10:30 a.m. at Woodbourne Library and noon at Centerville Library, and will feature brief tours of the exhibit as well as activities for children.

For more information, visit or call the Centerville Library at 937-433-8091. STAFF REPORT

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