Know someone golden?
The North Ridgeville Corn Festival Committee will accept nominations for its annual Golden Kernel Award through Saturday.
Handed out since 1982, the local honor recognizes residents deemed to have improved the community in some fashion through civic involvement and participation in various local causes.
The committee will announce winners Aug. 7 during opening ceremonies of the 2009 Corn Festival.
Applications and a list of past winners can be found online at the festival’s www.nrcornfest.org Web site.
To nominate someone by mail, send the person’s name and a description of the reasons why they are worthy of the award, along with contact information for the person nominating the individual to: Golden Kernel Award, North Ridgeville Corn Festival Committee, P.O. Box 39103, North Ridgeville, OH 44039.
North Ridgeville Branch Library will sponsor its July book sale starting with a preview sale 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by public sale hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The preview sale is open only to members of the Friends of North Ridgeville Branch Library Inc.
The group will accept new members that evening to qualify them for the advance sale. Call the library at (440) 327-8326.
Corn Fest wristbands
To avoid waiting in line under a hot, sticky sun (assuming the weather will feel like an Ohio August this year) to ride the rides at this year’s North Ridgeville Corn Festival, why not buy a wristband online at the festival’s www.nrcornfest.org Web site or by calling (440) 218-9802.
Wristbands can be ordered for any or all three days of the festival, Aug. 7 to 9, with a credit card or Paypal account.
On sale until July 31, wristbands can be picked up at the festival souvenir tent.
Aces for skaters
Aces Grille will hold a fundraiser 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday to support local skaters planning to participate in a national skating competition.
The event will feature a 50-50 raffle, door prizes and more.
Cost is $15 per person and includes an all-you-can-eat meal of pizza, pasta and salad, plus an all-you-can-drink draft beer. Enter a Rock Band Tournament for $5 more.
Call (440) 452-1094 for tickets and more information.
St. Pete’s seeking students
St. Peter School welcomes parents and children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade to stop in during the summer to check out the school and consider enrollment for the upcoming school year.
The school combines academics, extracurricular programs, worship and service to help youngsters achieve their highest potential, and grow into a caring, responsible member of the community.
More than 92 percent of the school’s students score at or above grade level on standardized tests, while 100 percent graduate from high school.
Visit www.stpeterschoolnr.org or call Principal Sister Patricia Vovk at (440) 327-3212.
First Congregational Church at 36363 Center Ridge Road will host a daylong “Summer Blast” on Saturday, with activities for all ages focused on the theme “Caring for God’s Creation.”
The day will feature Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show, Sheltered Reality drum line, crafts, music, games, meals and snacks.
Sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m. the program concludes at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for families, $5 per person. To learn more, contact the church office at (440) 327-2921 or go online to: www.fccalive.org.
Coffee with Craig
The “Coffee and Conversation in the Community” series of informal morning meetings between North Ridgeville Schools Superintendent Craig Phillips and the public will continue each month.
The next session is 7:30 to 9 a.m. July 23 at Pioneer Ridge Community Center, 9479 Saw Mill Trace. The Aug. 5 meeting is at Kim’s Family Restaurant, 37863 Center Ridge Road.
Cars and classic tunes
A Classic Car Show and Summer Concert with the Geezecats will be noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at Del Webb’s Pioneer Ridge, 9479 Saw Mill Drive.
Space is limited but registrations are now being taken for cars to be displayed.
There is a $10 entry fee that includes a T-shirt, dash plaque, and raffle ticket. Call Laurie Kortowich at (440) 327-1866 to learn more.
All proceeds benefit community charities of the North Ridgeville Fire Department, which is co-sponsoring the event.
Fields Church VBS
Sunday is the last day to sign up for the week-long Vacation Bible School sponsored by Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Road.
The school is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., starting Monday through Friday, and is built on the theme “Crocodile Dock: Where Fearless Kids Shine God’s Light.”
The program is designed for children ages four and up through those in the sixth grade. Featuring crafts, team-building games, songs, and treats, the program costs $15 per child, or $25 per family.
Participants will be provided a light dinner each day. Reservations are required by Sunday.
To sign up or learn more, call the church office at (440) 327-8753 or visit the church Web site at www.groupvbs.com/webtoybox/myvbs/FieldsVBS.
Michelle Lindsay Lopez is a magna cum laude arts and sciences graduate from The Ohio State University.
The daughter of Judith Lopez of North Ridgeville, Michelle received a bachelor of science degree in biology, with a minor in life science.
She has been accepted at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, where she plans to study pediatrics and neonatology.
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