Quilting to resume

Quilting on the Newcomerstown Bicentennial quilt is every Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.

The location has been changed from the Temperance Tavern Museum to the Newcomerstown Library Annex upstairs.

All quilters welcome.

Easter egg hunt set

The Newcomerstown Elks Lodge and the Newcomerstown Church of the Nazarene will have its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. at Cy Young Park, Newcomerstown.

Youth league auction

The Cy Young Youth League will have its annual auction on Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. in the Laborers Local Hall, corner of Main and River streets, Newcomerstown.

Some of the auction items include: A three-minute shopping spree at Baker's IGA, gift certificates to various locations, round of golf with cart, 20-inch push mower from KL Welch and Sons, movie rentals, basket of flowers, free hair cuts, bird house, 10-pounds of hamburger or sausage from Tiltons' Custom Meats, a night's stay at the Newcomerstown Hampton Inn, etc.

This is one of the group's major fundraisers. The youth league serves approximately 300 boys and girls ages 5 to 16. All are welcome at the auction.

Volunteers sought

The Newcomerstown Bicentennial Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the events and activities to be held during the 2014 celebration.

The meeting will take place at the David Barber Civic Center, Newcomerstown, on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. for anyone interested in participating in this once-in-a-lifetime historic event.

All of the schedule events' descriptions will be available as will a sign-up sheet for that event. Volunteers can sign-up for one or more events. Students as well as adults are welcome to participate in any event.

Ridgewood having musical

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Tickets are now on sale for Ridgewood's musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

The show is March 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Ridgewood High School's Auditorium.

Tickets may be ordered or purchased by stopping at the high school office, calling 740-545-6345, or emailing joseph.rhsmusical@gmail.com.

Blood drive set

A blood drive is set for Wednesday, March 20 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 S. College St., Newcomerstown.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

If you last donated on or before Jan. 23, you may be eligible to give.

Soup supper set

ORANGE -- The Blue Ridge Grange will have an all-you-can-eat soup supper on Saturday, March 16. Serving starts at 4:30 p.m.

The menu includes seven kinds of soup, salads, desserts, and beverages.

The cost is $7.

Easter cookie/candy sale set

The Christ United Methodist Church in Newcomerstown will have an Easter cookie/candy sale on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall.

The price is $6 per pound and you get to make your own selections.

The sale is sponsored by the River Ringers and Cuba Mission Team.

Fish fry fundraiser

The Newcomerstown Bicentennial Committee will have a fish fry on Saturday, March 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Thomas Montgomery American Legion Post on Canal Street.

This will be open to the public.

The menu will be: Fish, French fries, choice of cole slaw or macaroni salad and dessert. Beverages will be extra. The cost for the meal will be $8 for adults and $6 for children 11 and under. The proceeds will go toward the expenses for the 2014 Bicentennial celebration. Advanced tickets are advised, there will be a very limited supply of tickets at the door.

Tickets are available from Gary Chaney and Corey Rehard, or you can call 498-4545.

Scavenger Hunt set

Victory Assembly of God in Newcomerstown is sponsoring a community scavenger hunt to start March 28.

Eggs marked Victory Assembly of God will be hidden between Canal and Main streets in Newcomerstown. All eggs guarantee a prize but 10 specially marked grand prize eggs will award a $50 gas card, $50 Walmart card and more.

To redeem prizes, you must be present at the Victory Assembly of God 10:45 a.m. service on Easter Sunday morning.

Victory Assembly of God is located at 311 S. College St. in Newcomerstown, directly across from Baker's IGA.

For information, call the church offices at 498-6547.

Trivia night set

Newcomerstown Library will be having Spring Fling Trivia Night on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

Call the library to register your team of two to six players as space is limited.

The library may be reached by calling 498-8228.

Feinstein Challenge to start

Journey's End Ministries in Newcomerstown is once again having its annual Feinstein Challenge fundraiser, March 1 through April 30. A portion of all monies raised during this time will be matched by the Feinstein organization.

Non-perishable goods are always accepted at Journey's End.

To make a donation, send it to 205 River St., P.O. Box 507, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

For information, call 498-5772.

Recovery discussion meeting

NEW PHILADELPHIA -- An open discussion recovery meeting is set for Wednesday, March 13 at 5 p.m. at the Christian Lighthouse Church, 260 21st St. SE, New Philadelphia.

Vendors sought

COSHOCTON -- Applications are now being accepted for gift and craft vendors interested in participating in the 2013 Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival. This year's festival, sponsored by Frontier Power, will be June 7-9 at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds.

Craft and gift vendor spaces are available for $50 (10-foot by 10-foot) and $80 (20-foot by10-foot).

For information or to download an application, visit www.coshoctonchamber.com and click on the Balloon Festival link under "Events" or contact Patty Wherley at 740-824-3378.

Certification nearing

Those interested in being a lifeguard at the Cy Young Pool in Newcomerstown are reminded to check with local agencies regarding certification requirements.

Certification and re-certification can be obtained by calling the Tuscarawas County YMCA at 330-364-5511 or the Coshocton County Red Cross at 740-622-6763.

Soup and baked potato luncheon

GNADENHUTTEN -- The Gnadenhutten Lions Club will have a soup and baked potato luncheon on Sunday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Temple.

The meal costs $5 and desserts are $1 each.

There will also be a silent auction and a 50-50 raffle.

Donations sought

Donations are being sought for the annual Cy Young Youth League auction set for Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. in the Laborers Local Hall, corner of Main and River streets, Newcomerstown.

They are asking for donations of merchandise or gift certificates.

The youth league serves approximately 300 boys and girls in ages 5 to 16.

To donate an item, call 498-4545.

Chicken dinner set

Tickets are available for the Cy Young Youth League's chicken dinner set for Saturday, April 27 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Youth League Fields, rear of Neighbor Street, Newcomerstown. The meal will be held rain or shine.

The meal includes half a chicken with potato salad, baked beans, roll, and beverage.

Tickets are $7 each.

For tickets, contact Ed Gibson at 498-5261.

Adult grief support group

COSHOCTON -- A weekly adult grief support group meets every Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Health Services and Hospice of Coshocton, 230 S. 4th St., Coshocton.

For information, call Mary at 740-623-7311, ext. 205.

Registration is not necessary but helpful.



Anyone or any organization wishing to correspond with the Newcomerstown Bicentennial Committee can use: The Newcomerstown Ohio Bicentennial Committee, P.O. Box 11, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

Christ's Kitchen

Christ's Kitchen, located in the Fellowship Hall of the Christ United Methodist Church in Newcomerstown, serves dinner from 4 to 6:15 p.m. every Monday. The dining room is open from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The meal is free but donations are accepted.

The church is located at 648 Oak St., Newcomerstown.

For information, call 498-8134.

Sonshine Boxes drop-off

Bob Pell's Nationwide Insurance office, located at 117 N. Bridge St., Newcomerstown, is a new collection site for items to be sent to soldiers serving our country. Items may still be donated at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, also in Newcomerstown. Sonshine Boxes consist of anything a soldier might need such as personal hygiene items, games, movies, etc.

For information, call 498-7994.