Saturday, June 7, 2003

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Restored B-25 bomber featured at Airport Days

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BLUE ASH - Airport Days will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at the Blue Ash Airport.

This is the chance to see Barbie III - a restored B-25 bomber. It is the only "H" model that's still flown. The plane will be on display until 2:30 p.m. today and Sunday.

David Mockabee and his 1941 Stearman (a yellow, open cockpit plane) will offer rides to the public. Cost: $90.

Admission to Airport Days is $7. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free. Concert by Hotwax.

Information: www.airportdays.com.

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WILLIAMSBURG-This Clermont County village will recognize five Underground Railroad and abolitionist sites at 12:30 p.m. June 14 at the First Presbyterian Church, 2nd and Gay Streets.

Gary Knepp, a lawyer and historian, will discuss Williamsburg's role in the Underground Railroad. He has helped locate and identify 33 places in the county that were involved in the pre-Civil War underground movement that helped runaway slaves.

The event is a part of the June in Olde Williamsburgh celebration, June 13-14, which is an official Ohio bicentennial event.

The Williamsburg Community Choir will sing at Knepp's presentation. The Williamsburg Garden Club will serve refreshments. Harmony Hill Association will sponsor the program.

From 1-4 p.m. on the 14th, one of the Underground Railroad sites, the home now owned by Doug and Gretchen Lefferson, will be open to the public. It is opposite the church.

Two more of the homes will be open: the Earl and Joan Pringle house at 136 North Fifth St. and the Mark and Linda Jordan house at 146 North Second St.

Harmony Hill Museum, 299 South Third St., will be open from 2-4 p.m.

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HAMILTON-An exhibit of photographs, "Hamilton: 20th Century Reflections," will open June 14 at the Butler County Historical Society's Ritchie Auditorium, 327 N. 2nd St. A reception will be at 2 p.m.

Local photographer Leo Charles Bartels has been shooting images of the city since the early 1960s.

"The thrust of the exhibit is to consider what factors have driven changes in our locally built environment," said Betty Maham of the society.

The exhibit is free. It will run through Aug. 31.

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HARVEYSBURG-The second British Isles Festival will be June 14-15 in this Warren County village.

Last year, the event attracted 12,500 visitors over two days, said spokeswoman Cheryl Bales.

The event, on the 177-acre Renaissance Park off Ohio 73, celebrates the heritage, foods and traditions of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Information: www.britishislesfest.com. Or: 897-7000.

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OXFORD - Western College, now a part of Miami University, will celebrate its sesquicentennial June 20-22.

Former dean Curt Ellison will speak on "The Western Story: 1853-2003" at 4 p.m. June 19 in the Leonard Theatre. His talk is free.

UNION TWP. - The Clermont CountyLibrary's Union Township Branch, 4462 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, will present children's ventriloquist Mark Wade for an Ohio bicentennial program at 2 p.m. today.

He will also appear at the Bethel Branch at 2 p.m. June 14.

Information: 528-1744.

Randy McNutt's community column appears on Saturday. Contact him at the Enquirer, 7700 Service Center Drive, West Chester OH 45069. Telephone: 755-4158. Fax: 755-4150. E-mail: Rmcnutt@enquirer.com.




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