Briefly, Aug. 6

Kiwanians providing shoes

FOSTORIA – Those who need assistance buying school shoes for their children can report to Pantry Plus of Seneca County, 115 S. Main St., Fostoria, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. today or Friday.

Families who are approved are to receive a $15 voucher for each child. The vouchers are good at the Fostoria Kmart store.

The guidelines are the same as those used the for Pantry Plus food distribution program, but the shoe program is sponsored and funded by Fostoria Kiwanis Club.

Participants should bring a photo ID and proof of residence. Proof of income is not required. A Kiwanis member is to be on hand at Kmart 9 a.m.-noon or 4-7 p.m. Aug. 14 and 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 17, to help with the shoes.

For more information, call Pantry Plus at (419) 619-2769.

Monthly peace vigil

to recall gun violence victims

FOSTORIA – The next Second Friday peace vigil by members of the Quad County Coalition is 4:30 p.m. Friday at Fostoria City Building, Main and Tiffin streets in downtown Fostoria.

Participants plan to remember those who lost their lives in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012, and pressuring public officials to enact regulation to reduce gun violence.

The QCC website is

Rail enthusiasts get grant

FOSTORIA – The Fostoria Rail Preservation Society has been granted $2,000 from the Tom E. Dailey Foundation of Chicago to be used for the restoration of an LE&W/NKP caboose.

The Fostoria group raised funds to acquire the caboose in 2011.

Built in 1914, it was removed from service in 1959. One of three in existence, the caboose likely traveled through Fostoria when in service. It was on static display outdoors for 50 years with little upkeep. When restored, the caboose is to accurately depict the living quarters of train crews in the caboose era.

The Tom E. Dailey Foundation has issued 13 Railroad Heritage Grants totaling $53,300 for 2013.

Webcam to broadcast

from Andy Warhol’s gravesite

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Andy Warhol Museum is launching a live video feed from the pop artist’s gravesite to honor his 85th birthday.

The project, a partnership with the EarthCam webcam network, was to go live Monday at midnight, the museum said. Warhol museum director Eric Shiner said the project is titled “Figment” because of a Warhol quote in which the artist said, “I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say, ‘Figment.'”

The webcam is online at www.warhol.