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Curbside leaf collection to begin in Hgtn.

Curbside leaf collection for the City of Huntington will begin today, Monday, Oct. 18.

There are five leaf collection zones that match weekly garbage routes. City crews will start in Zone 1 (Monday’s garbage route) and continue into Zones 2 through 5 as each is completed. The city will repeat the collection process until leaf season ends, usually by the end of the year.

Upcoming Fishing Day

The Huntington Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a Fishing Day at Memorial Park, Huntington, on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 to 10 a.m.

Individuals who are interested in participating are asked to bring their own supplies in order to fish. This is a family event and any skill level is welcome to attend.

Note: anyone 18-years-old or older must have a fishing license and a trout stamp in accordance with Indiana State fishing laws and City Ordinance 19-C-18.

Science Central hosts Coding Club

Science Central is offering youth ages 9 to 14 the opportunity to learn how to code at Coding Club.

The club will take place on Sundays, beginning Oct. 17, and convene for a total of nine sessions. Coders of all ability levels are welcome to attend the club, which will start with simple drag-and-drop pro-gramming and build to the more advanced Python programming language.

Coding Club will take place in two sessions each week – noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m. There is space for 16 participants in each session.

Purdue Ext. asks for volunteers

Helping Hands Com-munity Garden is wrap-ping up for the 2021 season. Community members are encouraged to join together on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon, to help get the garden ready for the winter. All are welcome to participate.
The garden is located at 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington, behind the Purdue Extension Office.

Pizza fundraiser in Warren

The Solid Rock United Methodist Church Men’s Fellowship will host an East of Chicago fundraiser at the restaurant in Warren on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m.
 Proceeds from the event, including all tips, will be used for local missions projects.


Food pantry at local church

The Huntington First Church of the Nazarene will be hosting a food pantry event on Monday, Oct. 18.
The food pantry will be open from noon to 1:30 p.m. that day. Participants are asked to enter through door 10 of the church. Everyone will be served.
The church is located at 1555 Flaxmill Road, Huntington.


HU to host first Pumpkin Fest

Join Huntington University’s (HU) Green Ribbon Committee on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon, for the first annual Pumpkin Fest. Geared toward families with children 12 and under, this event will feature a cake walk, carnival games, a photo booth, fall snacks, cider, s’mores and more.

There will also be free pumpkins to all kids while supplies last. This event is free and open to the public.

IDC accepting donations in October

The Indiana Dream Center (IDC) and Backpacks of Hope have partnered for donations during the month of October.

Both the IDC and Backpacks of Hope will be collecting gloves, hats, scar-
ves, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, blankets, women’s body wash and men’s 3-in-1 razors. Also needed are soap, backpacks, foot powder, lotion, rain ponchos, Chapstick, shaving cream, flashlights, hand warmers, water, shampoo and conditioner.

Beta Chapter of SPG met in Oct.

The Beta Chapter of SPG met on Monday, Oct. 4, at Bible Baptist Church with hostesses Cindy Fleeger and Sharon Cozad.

Two guests were present, Pam McIntyre visiting province officer and her sister, Sheila Burkhart.

Several projects were discussed, including a Texas Roadhouse Rolls sale, as well as the Terri Lyn Nut orders which are due by Monday, Oct. 18.

The Holiday Bazaar, which is slated to take place on Saturday, Nov. 20, was also discussed, as was the idea of using proceeds from these projects for gifts to Christmas Foster children.  

LHN offers multiple options for stress incontinence relief

Stress incontinence is a type of incontinence that involves involuntary leaking of urine from the bladder when it is under pressure. This condition can develop as the muscles that support the bladder become weaker due to the natural aging process, childbirth or certain medical conditions. Studies have shown that one in three women experiences stress incontinence, and the percentage of affected women increases with age.

Local officials join MACCA for Downtown Roll-Around event

City and county officials, along with members of the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Community Accessibility (MACCA), participated in a Downtown Roll-Around on Saturday, Oct. 2, to see downtown Huntington in the perspective of people who live with disabilities. Featured are (from left) Jennie Lalonde, of MACCA, Huntington Mayor Richard Strick, County Councilman Terry Miller and City Communications Coordinator Kevin Krauskopf, who participated in the Roll-Around.
Photo provided.

City and county officials joined members of the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Community Accessibility (MACCA) on Saturday, Oct. 2, for a tour of downtown Huntington – from the perspective of people who live with disabilities.

The Downtown Roll-Around aims not just to draw attention to the obstacles and difficulties people with disabilities face in the community, but also to encourage city and county leadership, local businesses and residents to work toward solutions.