WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2011
THE SYLVANIA HERALD
ATTENTION VOTERS INTHE SYLVANIA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
ANY PROPERLY REGISTERED VOTER MAY REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOTFOR ANY REASON. TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICEAT
, OR VISIT OUR WEB SITE AND DOWNLOAD THE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION:
YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT TO BE MAILED MUST BE RECEIVED ATTHE LUCAS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS BY 12:00 NOON, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: In order for your absentee ballot to be counted, you may hand deliver your absentee ballot to the Early Voting Center prior to election day, or to our office by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.If mailed, the return envelope must be postmarked by the day before the election and received by the Boardof Elections before the eleventh day after the election.
COMPLETE, SIGN AND MAIL THE APPLICATION TODAY! YOUR BALLOT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU.
WHOEVER COMMITS ELECTION FALSIFICATION IS GUILTY OF A FELONY OF THE 5
DEGREENOTICE TO ALL VOTERS
RC 3503.28 (A) (1) (6)
Voters must bring identification to the polls in order to verify identity. Identification may include a current and validphoto identification, a military identification , or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check,paycheck, or other government document, other than a notice of an election or a voter registration notification sentby a board of elections,
that shows the voter’s name and current address. Voters who do not
provide one of these
documents will still be able to vote by providing the last four digits of the voter’s social security number and by
casting a provisional ballot. Voters who do not have any of the above forms of identification, including a socialsecurity number, will
still be able to vote by signing an affirmation swearing to the voter’s identity under penalty
of election falsification and by casting a provisional ballot.
CALL 419-213-2070 WEB SITE: www.lucascountyvotes.orgPatrick Kriner, Chairman Linda R. Howe, Director Jeremy Demagall, Deputy Director
BE PREPARED TO VOTE IN THE MAY 3, 2011 SPECIAL ELECTION.
TO VOTE, YOU MUST BE
REGISTERED. APRIL 4, 2011 IS THE DEADLINE FOR RESIDENTSOF THE SYLVANIA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT TO REGISTER FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION.
ON APRIL 4, 2011, OUR OFFICE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 9:00 P.M.ELIGIBILITY
You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all of the following requirements:1. You are a citizen of the United States.2. You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the election.3. You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in whichyou want to vote.4. You are not incarcerated (in jail or prison) for a felony conviction.5. You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.6. You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws.TO REQUEST A REGISTRATION FORM CALL 419-213-2070, OR THEY ARE AVAILABLE AT THESELOCATIONS:
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▪ Lucas County Board of Elections office located in Downtown Toledo:
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APPLICATION FOR ABSENTEE BALLOT
:I am a qualified elector and I am entitled to vote the Special BOARD OF ELECTIONSElection ballot for the Sylvania City School District to be held 1 Government Ctr. Ste. 300on May 3, 2011. Toledo, OH 43604-2250Date of Birth.(Name)(Registration Address)(City, State, Zip)(Phone)(IF DIFFERENT FROM HOME ADDRESS) SEND BALLOT TO:(Care of/PO Box)(Address)(City, State, Zip)(Phone)Ohio Drivers License # ,
last 4 digits of SS# ,
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THERE IS NO PERMANENT LIST OF ABSENTEE VOTERS.
YOU MUST MAKE A SEPARATE REQUEST FOR EACH ELECTION.
Patrick Kriner, Chairman Linda R. Howe, Director Jeremy Demagall, Deputy Director
Web Site: www.lucascountyvotes.orgIF YOU ARE PROPERLY REGISTERED TO VOTE IN OHIO, YOU MAY VOTE EARLY, OR BY ABSENTEEBALLOT FOR ANY REASON.
NO EARLY/ABSENTEE VOTING IS PERMITTED AT OUROFFICE LOCATED IN THE GOVERNMENT CENTER.IN PERSON EARLY VOTING MAY ONLY BE DONE AT:
1302 WASHINGTON STREET (corner of 13
St.)BEGINNING MARCH 29, 2011, THE HOURS OF IN PERSON VOTING ARE:
Mondays - Fridays · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 8:30 a.m.
CLOSING AT NOON
April 22, 2011, IN OBSERVANCE OF GOOD FRIDAY
Saturday, April 30, 2011· · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 8:30 a.m.
NoonMonday, May 2, 2011· · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 8:30 a.m.
Here’s the scoop onanother of Sylvania’shistorians. Trini Wenningergrew up in the Southwest,where her love of historydeveloped while doingliving history programs.She moved to Sylvaniaand has immersed herself in local history. She co-authored “Images of America: Sylvania” withGaye Gindy, publishedby Arcardia Publishing in2006, and also wrote twobooks related to LauraIngalls Wilder and herdaughter Rose WilderLane.A historian by degree,Trini and her family livein a historic home indowntown Sylvania builtin 1902. With numerousowners and boardersbefore her family, thishouse has a specialappeal. Trini doesn’t mindthe quirks that come alongwith older homes - thesqueaky floorboards, non-standard sized windowsand doors, the lack of closet space, or the narrowstairs. She feels it justgives them character.She is much youngerthan many other historylovers and admits it’s rareto find individuals of hergeneration who appreciatethe past. In the last fifteenyears that Trini has beeninvolved in this area, shehas seen a decrease of people of all ages interestedin history. It saddens her,especially that studentsare graduating fromAmerican schools with anextremely loose grasp onAmerican history. Is therea way to make it moreinteresting to youngerpeople? She said thatunfortunately, our systemis set up for children tomindlessly memorizehistorical facts. Beyondschool, many children getlittle exposure to history.Much of what they areexposed to is sugar-coated. Children need tobe able to place historicalfacts into context and theymust be able to ask whythings happened.This fan of historyenjoys dressing up inperiod costumes forreenactments, andhas appeared in manySylvania historical tours.She thinks all of thewomen she has portrayedare interesting but oneof her favorite roles wasthat of a post-Civil Warera military wife in theSouthwest. Of the womenwho traveled west in thelate 1800s, some found ita thrilling adventure, andothers found it the mostinhospitable place onearth.When asked whatfamous people of historyshe would enjoy havingover for dinner, Trinidecided on two she wouldvery much like to talkto. Louis Bromfield andRose Wilder Lane wereboth authors with a deeppassion for Americanfreedom and she assumesthey’d get along quitewell and have a lot to talkabout over dinner. Trinialso imagines they’d bothrant and rave about thegovernment. She wouldhave lots of questions toask Bromfield about hisfarm in Ohio.A woman of manyinterests, Trini has taughtgenealogy workshopsat the Sylvania HeritageMuseum. She advisesthe most important thingeveryone should knowabout researching theirancestors, is to be readyfor surprises - both goodand bad. You may findout a family legend is notquite as legendary or arelative was not as perfectas everyone thought. Thismay also not sit well witholder family memberswho may still be living.So, you may want to bediscreet with what youdiscover, she notes.This talented authoris currently researchingthe history of the ToledoFarmers’ Market andplans to write a book thatcombines its history, alongwith photos, recipes,and shopping tips. She isexcited about the project,as it combines two of herinterests - history and localfood. If you have anythingto share about Toledo’sFarmers’ Market, shewelcomes contact throughthe historical society firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-318-9632.
A historian speaks
The Ballet Theater of To-ledo’s presentation of Aladdinwas held at the Valentine The-atre the last week of February.The ballet used the marvel-ous talent that is abundant inNorthwest Ohio and it was anoutstanding performance.The sets and the costumestook you back to the market-place in the beautiful city of Bashani. Simon Pastukh de-signed the scenery and DavidLowry designed the lighting.Galina Solovyeva designed thecostumes.The ballet choreographedand staged by Nigel Burgoine,artistic director, was a stunningsuccess for the company. Thetalented cast included LaurenBurns as Princess Adiva andDouglas Burkhardt dancedthe role of Aladdin; both havean illustrious future career indance.Anne Marie Getz was themother of Aladdin and heranimation and stage presencewere notable. The rest of thecast consisted of local dancers,company members and juniorcompany members. The pro-duction was sponsored by theDana Foundation, The ToledoBlade, D.S. Brown and TheOhio Arts Council.With all of the talk about thedecline for funding for the artsit is heartfelt that in NorthwestOhio we have such creativedance talent.Women’s Initiative SpringEventThe Women’s InitiativeSpring Event is always special.Networking, connecting withfriends and hearing an inspi-rational speaker is paramountand this year will be no differ-ent. The keynote speaker willbe Ninive Calegari, a philan-thropist, educator, innovatorand advocate. She will speakon Apr. 6.She is a veteran teacherwith almost ten years in theclassroom including experi-ence in both charter schoolsand large comprehensive highschools. She is the co-founderand former executive direc-tor of 826 Valencia, and mostrecently served as the CEO of 826 National. Under her lead-ership both organizations wererecipients of numerous awardsand recognitions.The 826 Foundation is a
nonproft tutoring, writing and
publishing organization thatassists students ages 6-18 withtheir writing skills and helpsteachers get their classes ex-cited about writing. She is co-author of the New York Timesbestselling book “Teachers
Have it Easy; The Big Sacrifc
-es and Small Salaries of Amer-ica’s Teachers.” Using thebook as an inspiration Ninive
is producing a flm with Dave
Eggers called “Come Back Mr.Dearman” which will illumi-nate issues around our nation’seffective teachers.She has served on numer-ous boards and received manyaccolades. She lives in SanFrancisco with her husbandand two children. Make plansto attend this wonderful eventand learn more about what theWomen’s Initiative is all about.For more information, pleasecall 419-254-4681.
Sister Jane Mary SorosiakArt Lecture Series
If you drive past the Fran-ciscan Village, you will noticethe absolutely beautiful art thatis abundant. Sister Jane MarySorosiak will feature a free Art
Lecture Series, with the frst
one on March 27 at the Fran-ciscan Center at Lourdes Col-lege.This rare opportunity is in-
spired by reections and more
than 60 years of life lessonsby renowned artist and educa-tor, Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak,OSF.The series is funded byLourdes benefactor Georgeand Vicky Brymer. A recep-tion will follow the lecture andRSVP’s are urged by March18. Please call 419-517-8940.Please send all informationto Pat Nowak, Sylvania Her-ald, 5700 Monroe St., Suite406, Sylvania 43560, or e-mailto email@example.com.Please make sure to send infor-mation in time for publicationdeadlines.
Aladdin DelightsAudiences Young and Old
Performers of the Aladdin ballet pose for a picturebackstage. The genie is Hank Fox and standing leftto right are Kayla Thomson, Sylvia Chen, ChristineYoungblood, Alyssa Thibert and Erin Gardiner.Kneeling is Morgan Smith.
Pat Nowak photo
By Caitlin Willard
SYLVANIA- While rivals
on the playing feld, when
Sylvania’s two high schoolscome together, they makesome sweet music. On Feb.23, Northview High Schoolheld a combined concertwith Southview High Schoolin place of their annual jazzfestival. Due to the ongoingconstruction Northview’stheatre and music wing,the exchange concert washeld at Timberstone JuniorHigh School featuring bothschools’ jazz programs.Led by directors EugeneBohland and Staci Stroud,the enthusiastic musiciansentertained a capacity audi-ence with a variety of jazzpieces such as “Birdland,” “ALittle Minor Blues,” “LameDuck,” and “You and Me.”The Funk genre was wellrepresented by selectionssuch as “Pick Up the Pieces”and “Play That Funky Mu-sic.” The students seemed toenjoy the evening as much asthe audience.“While we would haveliked to have had the festival,this performance was a greatchance for both schools toshowcase the pieces we’vebeen working on,” North-view senior percussionistDrew Willard said.The Northview Bands arelooking forward to their nextperformance on March 24at 7:30 p.m. at the school’snewly remodeled auditori-um. For more information onupcoming events, visit www.nv-band-orchestra.com.
Northview and Southview bringhot jazz on a cold night
Southview jazz band musicians get into the music as they entertain the audienceduring their portion of the combined concert with Northview.The keyboard, bass, and guitar players kept the beat going during theirperformance.
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