In carrying out its mission of encouraging informed and active participation in government and in preparation for the Aug. 7 Roane County General Election, the Oak Ridge League of Woman Voters will have a candidate forum next week.
The forum, at 7 p.m. July 22 in the City Room, A111, on the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College at 701 Briarcliff Ave., is free and open to the public.
Steve Arney and Eugene Martin of Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center recently traveled by plane to Panama City Beach, Fla., for three days of fun and adventure on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
The men were among a group of Signature Healthcare residents who spent a vacation enjoying nightly music and movies by the pool of their resort, dinners out, time on the beach, parasailing and a trip to Gulf World.
In a beautiful book, “An 18th Century Garland,” Louise Fisher writes, “Words change their meanings, and like music, can be interpreted in many ways. The colors of a picture fade, but plants and flowers have much the same significance in every age.”
We hear so much these days about historic preservation. All across the country, the sites of early settlements and forts, as well as the structures of historic homes and buildings, are being marked as historic sites and populated by re-enactors striving to bring back the ambiance of an earlier day.
Summer months are difficult for several businesses — and the same is true for Medic Regional Blood Center, the community blood provider.
The organization struggles to reach the daily quota of donors necessary to adequately supply hospitals, said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.
“Families are busier than usual with kids out of school and planning vacations,” she said. “However, there’s more activities in our area which, unfortunately, can lead to accidents where blood is needed.”