Volunteers help erect log cabin
Hats off to nine volunteers who collectively have logged more than 1,000 hours - roughly equal to half a year's work for a full-time employee - while assembling a log cabin at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve near Bloomville.
Thanks to their effort, some real hands-on historical preservation is occurring. Read more about the project on page 1C Sunday.
By the way, the job is far from complete, and more help is welcome every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning.
Student gets clean-up effort going
Speaking of volunteers, a tip of the cap is due Megan Brown, a Heidelberg College student working a summer internship with Sandusky River Watershed Coalition. Brown is in charge of organizing this year's Sandusky River Clean Sweep set for next Saturday - including rounding up volunteers.
She is leading the clean-up effort after a year's hiatus, and wants to line up a student organization to keep the cleanup going.
To volunteer this year or offer to lead the effort next year, call (419) 334-5016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council has cheaper idea
A tip of the hat to Republic Village Council, for scoring one for rural American self-sufficiency. Council members declined a $39,000 Community Development Block Grant awarded in 2011 to make the village office Americans with Disabilities Act compliant. The members figure that goal can be achieved for much less - and approved looking into making the rear entrance to the office ADA compliant - for an estimated cost of $500-$750.