Lifestyle briefs, March 27

Learn about local resources to fight addiction this week

An informational session about resources for fighting addiction is set for 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at A Little Faith Ministries, 230 S. Washington St. It is to offer details about education and support for families and community members who are struggling or know someone who is struggling with addiction, and information about addiction treatment and recovery resources available in the community.

Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and Community Action for Reducing Substance Abuse.

‘Berg to host After Five event Thursday

The Heidelberg School of Business is to host an After Five event at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The event gives attendees the opportunity to network with Heidelberg University’s executive and business staff, along with business students.

Immediately following the event, Mark Beliczky is to present “My Journey: East Main St., Tiffin, Ohio to Park Ave., NYC & Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.”

Chamber to host ribbon-cutting

The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce is to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony welcoming Wireless Boys, a Boost Mobile store, into the community.

The ceremony is to take place at 4 p.m. April 5 at 596 W. Market St.

Meals on Wheels group receives $5 million donation

COLUMBUS (AP) — The central Ohio Meals on Wheels Program has received an anonymous $5 million donation.

The Columbus Dispatch reported LifeCare Alliance received the donation in the form of a challenge grant. This means the donor would match new or increased gifts to the group’s endowment fund up to $5 million.

LifeCare President and CEO Chuck Gehring said the group has about $6 million in endowment funds today. The campaign has collected $300,000 as of Sunday evening.

The funding is much needed, as LifeCare’s government funding has decreased about 20 percent since 2001 while its clients increased from 7,500 to about 20,000 in the same period.

Gehring said the group provides 5,000 meals daily to the elderly and chronically ill in central Ohio.

TCM to honor Cicely Tyson with hand and footprint ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson’s legend is being cemented into film history.

Turner Classic Movies said it will honor the 93-year-old actress and activist with an official hand-and-footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood April 27.

Tyson is best known for performances in films such as “Sounder” and television films “Roots” and “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.” An Emmy- and Tony Award-winner, Tyson also has been honored by the NAACP and the Kennedy Center.

and in 2016 received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The ceremony will run in conjunction with the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival. Previous TCM honorees have included Jane Fonda, Frances Ford Coppola, and Carl and Rob Reiner.

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