Area briefs

Troy author releases new book

TROY — Children’s author and Troy resident Meaghan Fisher has announced the release of a new book, “Tyler the Fish Visits Lorain Lighthouse,” the fourth book in the hit series of Tyler the Fish by Fisher and illustrator Tim Rowe.

The book is underway in Lorain, Ohio, through Thursday, sponsored by Lorain Historical Society

For more information, visit or Meaghan Fisher: Children’s Author on Facebook.

MCD launches new, responsive website

MIAMI VALLEY — The Miami Conservancy District (MCD) has launched a redesigned, reorganized and responsive website. Users will find an easy-to-use site featuring a modern design and new and improved navigation.

The site is mobile friendly and designed for smart phones and tablets as well as desktops. A new “I Want To” section helps you quickly access information, including how to order a bike map or download a river map.

“During the redesign process, we surveyed our stakeholders to better determine the information they wanted the most and the best way to communicate it,” said Janet Bly, MCD general manager. “Their input was invaluable.”

Find the new site at

Hospice walk to support programs

TROY — The Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County 3K/5K Remembrance Walk invites community members to walk in memory or honor of loved ones and is slated for June 17. Participation will help support the mission of Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County. All proceeds benefit patient care at the not-for-profit, community-based Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, serving patients in their homes, in extended care and assisted living facilities and in-patient center located at Upper Valley Medical Center.

The event takes place at Duke Park, 1670 Troy-Sidney Road in Troy. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and the walk/run begins at 10 a.m. The cost for adult participants is now $25 and T-shirts for participants are not guaranteed. Post-walk snacks and door prizes will be available and bottled water will be provided.

Visit www.hospiceofmiamicounty to register.

Dollars raised through the walk will support patient care needs and grief support programs.

Hayner to host jewelry workshop

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will present “Romancing the Metal,” a jewelry workshop with David Brand and Sandra Picciano-Brand on Friday, June 30 from 1-5 p.m.

Students in this workshop will create a beautiful piece of mixed-metal jewelry of their own design, in textured copper and faux bone with a semi-precious stone. They will learn innovative “tools of the trade,” as well as basic silversmithing techniques, such as stone setting, riveting, sawing, metal disc cutting, and filing. Everything needed to create a sophisticated piece of jewelry is provided in the $60 fee. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. Payment is required at the time of registration. See for more information.

Sandra and David have been working as metal artists for over 30 years and they are the artists behind Mythic Silver Studio in Dayton, Ohio. Sandra’s classic pieces are known for their fluidity of line and form, timeless elegance, and romantic themes. David’s sculptural pieces are bronze vessels and containers emphasizing an exploration of distinctive form and texture. The couple teaches jewelry/metals workshops at their studio and at Rosewood Arts Centre. Several of David’s and Sandra’s works are on display in the current Hayner exhibit, “Fabricated Images: Works by the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative and Mythic Silver Studio” through July 16.

For more information, call (937) 339-0457.