Lancaster second-graders embrace the practice of giving over receiving

Lancaster Elementary School students Nathan York and Justin Szelis (from left, front) Jessica Smith (center) and Katlin Angle (rear) deliver thier dontion to Love INC recently.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

The two Lancaster Elementary second grade classes have embraced the practice of giv-ing, rather than receiving, during the holidays this season.

Jennifer Redner and Linda Zahm asked their students and the students' parents if they could donate to Love, INC, instead of partaking in their usual Christmas gift exchange.

Zahm says the response from the kids was instant approval.

Concert at Northview on Sunday, Dec. 13

The Northview Church of Christ, 2900 N. Jefferson St., will host a gospel Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 a.m.

The gospel group "Water in2 Wine" will sing and lead the entire worship hour.

Water In2 Wine is made up of Aaron and Jonathan Aslocks. They have released three albums, the latest titled "Just Look Ahead."


2009-10 'Arts in Education' series gets udnerway

The 2009-10 "Arts in Education" series programming, sponsored each year by the LaFontaine Arts Council, began this week at Huntington North High School.

Joel Froomkin of the New Huntington Theater presented his reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" to English classes at HNHS on the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 7.

Rocking for a cause

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Katelyn Niswander (left) and Makayla Caley have a table full of snacks at the ready as they settle in for a seven-hour rockathon Saturday, Dec. 5, at Huntington Catholic School. Middle school students collected pledges to raise money that will allow them to help a family in need this Christmas.

Helping Riley

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Student Levi Snyder (third from left) and mother Peggy (right) were presented a check from Crestview Middle School Assistant Principal Chuck Werth (left) and Principal Chad Daugherty (second from left) in the amount of $3,748.86 for Riley Children's Hospital. Levi Snyder is a patient at Riley, and he and his mother will donate the check during their next appointment. The money was collected by the school's staff, which donated a dollar each Friday for the opportunity to wear jeans.

Evangelical UM Adult Choir to perform Christmas musical

The Evangelical United Methodist Church Adult Choir will perform the Christmas musical, "A LIght Still Shines," on Thursday, dEc. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. both days, at the church, located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.
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The adult choir of Evangelical United Methodist Church will perform the Christmas musical "A Light Still Shines" on Thursday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.

The musical will also be performed at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.

The musical, written by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse, and Camp Kirkland, includes a vari-ety of traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

Under the direction of Mark Kiefer, the 25-voice choir will sing a wide variety of Christ-mas songs.

The church is located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd.


HNHS choirs to present annual 'Christmas Celebration' Monday

The choirs of Huntington North High School will present their annual "Christmas Celebration" concert on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium.

The entire cast of choirs including Viking Chorale, Viking Ladies, Glee Club, Concert Choir and Varsity Chamber Singers will perform.

The program will feature many Christmas favorites, including "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,",The Christmas Song," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Carol of the Bells," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Silent Night," "O Holy Night" and G.F. Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus."

Ice Capades is theme of Salamonie IC camp for kids on Dec. 28-30

Salamonie Interpretive Center will hold a camp for youth ages 7 to 11 on Dec. 28-30, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

This year's theme is Ice Capades.

Campers will make homemade ice cream, play ice games, conduct ice experiments, discover "frogcicles" and learn about winter fish survival and ice fishing.

The camp features indoor and outdoor activities, movie time, snacks, crafts and games.

All camp activities are guided by interpretive naturalists.

Parents must complete health and participation forms.

Youth to host prom for Senior Citizens Dec. 19

The Huntington County Youth Leadership Academy is organizing a "Senior Prom" and is inviting the Senior Citizens of Huntington County.

The event will take place at the Lafontaine Center, 208 W. State St. in Huntington, on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The evening will include music, dancing and light refreshments.

Space is limited. Those planning to attend are asked to pre-register by contacting the Youth Leadership chairperson at 359-2425 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
There is a fee for tickets.


HU will offer B.S.N. through EXCEL

Diana Shenefield.
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Huntington University's Excel Adult Degree Programs will begin offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing for registered nurses in March 2010.

Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. on the university's main campus.

"Our program is designed for adult learners who work and have family responsibilities," said Diana Shenefield, an R.N. and instructor in nursing who holds a Master of Science degree in nursing.


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