• Members of the Gilham-Frank VFW Post 8804, Athens Mayor Steve Patterson, members of the West Side Neighborhood Association and other volunteers will meet in the
  • Shafer Street Cemetery
  • on
  • Saturday, May 18
  • at
  • 11 a.m.
  • to
  • finish flagging and marking graves of veterans
  • . For the first time in the cemetery’s history, all veteran graves will be located, inspected, flagged and marked. All are welcome to come see the cemetery and help honor the fallen heroes. VFW Post 8804 will supply the grave markers. Flags were supplied by the Athens County Veterans Service Office in The Plains. Mayor Patterson will give a short presentation. VFW members will be on hand to teach the proper way to flag and mark the veterans graves. All worn or damaged flags removed from veterans graves will be collected and properly disposed of by the VFW. For information, contact Art Tanner at 740-249-5186.
  • There will be
  • solar energy tours
  • of two homes in the
  • Amesville
  • area on
  • Sunday, May 19 from 3-5 p.m.
  • The homes feature off-grid photovoltaic electric systems with battery backup, a Biogen (combined heat, power and biochar) wood gasification stirling generator, solar hot water, rainwater catchment, energy efficient construction and more. The tours will begin at 12888 New England Road, Amesville. Carpool will meet at the Acenet parking lot, 94 Columbus Road, Athens at 2:30 p.m. Tour is sponsored by the Athens-based Sustainable Living Network.
  • American Legion Military Museum (Post 229) in Nelsonville
  • will accept an anonymous donation of an 1857 French model infantry rifle. This converted ZULU shotgun has inspired a history entitled
  • ”One Gun, Three Lives” written by Mansfield native Joseph Besecker
  • who has been invited for a
  • book signing at 2:30 p.m. on May 25
  • at the museum. Regular tours of the museum will be offered starting at noon. This particular ZULU has been exhibited at over 500 gun shows in seven states. Admission is free. For information, call co-curators Burt and/or Denise Harter at 740-797-3261.
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