Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings on Wednesday reflected on the time he spent with Robin Williams on Nov. 16, 2011, when both were guests on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”Williams’ death this week shocked the nation. Officials say Williams apparently took his own life.Williams was the lead guest on “The Tonight Show,” and Hastings, a longtime standup comedian, had been booked following his election as mayor.Although he had been at events where Williams was also present, he had never had a chance to get to know the famous actor and comedian. But prior to “The Tonight Show” taping, they had a conversation in the “green room,” where guests wait before the program.
The dynamic four-man singing group, The Mistics, from Cincinnati, will perform a free concert 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in front of the historic Brown County Courthouse in Georgetown.Free outdoor concerts in Georgetown are a long-standing tradition, going back to the 1970s. South Main Street will be blocked off, and the audience is invited to place lawn chairs and blankets to listen to the music.The sponsors of this concert are Brown County Judges Margaret Clark, Scott G...
Brown County Toastmasters will meet 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, with speeches starting promptly 6:30 p.m. Toastmasters is an international organization known for helping people develop their public speaking skills.Guests are welcome to come to meetings to see what Toastmasters is all about. For more information, email email@example.com. Editor’s note: Originally this ran with an incorrect date - please note the correct date.
The Old West Festival returns to Mt. Orab Saturdays and Sundays beginning September 6 and will run through October 12.Organizers will hold a final casting call for the 2014 Old West Festival 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Old West Festival site, located 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, between Mt. Orab and Williamsburg, just off state Route 32.Males and females of all ages are sought to fill a selection of roles in the festival.Roles being cast include gunsl...
Looking for a way to make an impact on your local community? The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking nominations for conservation-minded individuals to be a member of the Board of Supervisors. Volunteer Supervisors are elected to serve a three year term. The Board of Supervisors has the responsibility of leadership in developing and implementing all short and long term goals for the Soil and Water Conservation District.
The next meeting of the Brown County Beekeepers is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 in the Village of Mt. Orab Park shelter.The August program will be “The Frugal Beekeeper, Part 2”. Our frugal beekeeper will be explaining more money saving tips to help us all. Meetings will return to Western Brown High School in September on the second Tuesday of the month.
The Fleming County Tourism Committee is completing plans for the 17th Annual Covered Bridge Festival. Always held the fourth Saturday of August, this year the festival will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 beside the Goddard Covered Bridge just off of Highway 32. The local flavor of the festival can be experienced through various artists, craft and food vendors which set up and through the music of local and regional musicians who play throughout the day. This year the line-up of music...
Georgetown Church of Christ has partnered with Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati to host a Community Blood Drive from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. The drive will take place in the Fellowship Hall, located 149 Hamer Rd. in Georgetown.To schedule an appointment, visit www.hoxworth.org/groups/gcoc or call Hoxworth Blood Center at 1-800-830-1091. Hoxworth recognizes that blood donors’ time is valuable. Priority will be given to donors who have scheduled an appoi...
Ashby and Eileen Shelton, of Ripley, will celebrate...
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