Lifestyle briefs, May 8

Singer, pianist to perform

at ‘Music in the Parlor’

FREMONT — A professional singer and pianist is to perform music from the 1890s and early 1900s during Music in the Parlor 4-5 p.m. May 20 in the historic Hayes Home.

Tickets cost $12 and can be reserved by calling (419) 332-2081, ext. 238.

Singer and pianist Joan Eckerman, professor of voice at Terra State Community College, and Dennis Pita, music and choral director at Fremont Ross High School, are to perform songs including “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “The Band Played On” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

HPLM hires local resident

as new business manager

FREMONT — The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has hired local resident Pam Babione as its new business manager.

Her duties are to range from managing credit card payments and the system that runs the facility’s ticket sales to payroll and preparing for the annual audit.

Before coming to HPLM, Babione spent 12 years as the executive director of Camp Fire of Sandusky County. There, she managed finances, ran programming and camps, handled fundraising and oversaw volunteers.

Building Doctor making

the rounds in Fremont

FREMONT — The Building Doctor Clinic is to make an appearance at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums 7-9 p.m. May 17.

Open to all owners of old buildings in the area, the seminar is to feature guidelines for renovation projects and ways to solve some of the most common problems of buildings dating from 1800 to 1955.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18, the Building Doctors are to visit pre-1955 buildings within five miles of the center of Fremont, advising owners on specific technical or design problems by appointment.

To register for the seminar, call (800) 499-2470 or (614) 298-2000.

Field of Dreams No. 2

drive-in theater in Ohio

Aceable has released its list of the top drive-in movie theaters in Ohio.

At No. 2 is the Field of Dreams Drive-in, 4041 N. SR 53.

New Cedar Point coaster

open after minor collision

SANDUSKY (AP) — Cedar Point’s newest roller coaster that shut down on opening day from a minor collision is back up and running again.

A spokesman for the amusement park in Sandusky said a train on the new Steel Vengeance coaster bumped into the back of a parked train while coming back into the station Saturday.

Four people on the ride asked to see the park’s first aid team, but no significant injuries were reported. The riders returned to the park later.

The ride was closed Saturday afternoon, but reopened later that night.

Twins born on ‘Star Wars’ Day named after Luke, Leia

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The force is with them.

A Utah couple became parents of a boy and a girl on “Star Wars” day, Friday, May 4. The day is celebrated by “Star Wars” fans because it sounds like the movie’s line, “May the force be with you.”

Kendall and Ross Robbins said Monday they named the children Rowan Luke and Kai Leia and decorated their nursery in a “Star Wars” theme.

Their middle names are two of the main figures in the movie franchise. The couple says they chose to be induced May 4 and had other middle names picked out just in case, but didn’t need to use them.