Friday, April 18, 2003

Some Good News

Elderly will be honored on Easter


Flowers, friendship and hot ham dinners will be given to the elderly for Easter this weekend by the Little Brothers of the Elderly.

It starts with a party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 5530 Colerain Ave., Mount Airy.

They will provide transportation for the elderly, and help with the cooking and clean-up.

Entertainment will be provided by origamist Jonathan Hart.

Sunday volunteers will deliver 150 Easter dinners, gift bags and African violets or hyacinths to the elderly confined in homes and apartments.

"This time of year can be lonely and isolating for the elderly in our community without family," said Yogi Wess, director of the Cincinnati Little Brothers Chapter.

Wess said students from St. Clare, College Hill; Assumption, Mount Healthy; and Whitewater Valley will deliver gift bags to the elderly in Price Hill, Avondale and Batavia.

The group is nonprofit and has been in Cincinnati for five years.


Kids from the East End will draw from their memories and perceptions and arrange them into a poetic form, a technique developed by Appalachian poet George Ella Lyon.

Workshops on poetry writing will be led by poets Pauletta Hansel and Dick Hague at 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the Le Blond Recreation Center.

"The workshops will introduce kids to basic techniques of writing and thinking that will help focus their creative lenses on their own lives," said Melissa English, director of the Pendleton Heritage Center, which is sponsoring the workshops.

Hansel and Hague will lead the children in a poetry reading at the center at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Workshops are free. For information, call 321-4928.


A conversation between Vicky Mary and Charlotte Hofrichter about the whereabouts of former co-workers and friends led to the First Travel Reunion, set for 6 p.m. April 25 at Hyde Park Country Club..

Hofrichter, retired and living near Pittsburgh, was in town visiting.

Mary said if you were in the travel industry in the Tristate before 1985, call 871-1100 for reservations.

Mary owns Victoria Travel in Hyde Park. Hofrichter is former owner of Fox Travel, downtown.


The Williams Family Easter Egg Hunt will be held at4 p.m. Sunday in Norwood Park. Donations of toys, gifts, baskets, candy and food for the needy are needed. To help, call 641-2736 or 351-1339.

Contact Allen Howard at 768-8362, at or by fax at 768-8340.

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