PHS ‘73 to reunite

PIQUA — The Piqua High School class of 1973 will host their 45th reunion party from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Schmidlapp Free Library, 509 N. Main St.

The cost is $20 per person. Please send payment to Vicki Brubaker by Sept. 30; mail checks payable to her to: 2733 Stonebridge, Troy, OH 45373.

The reunion will have a Jimmy Buffett/island theme, so dress casually and comfortably. Food will be served, but it is BYOB. Mixers, water and ice will be supplied.

Invitations are not being sent out by mail, so please pass this information on to other classmates.

For questions, call Vicki Brubaker at (937) 335-6910. Also, visit the Facebook page “Piqua Class of 1973” for updated information.

Cruise-in for a cause

CASSTOWN — The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter will host a Cruise-In on Friday, Sept. 14, from 4-7 p.m. Open to students and the general public, the event will take place in the west parking lot of the board office/old high school at 3825 N. State Route 589, Casstown.

The Cruise-in is open to cars, trucks, and tractors. Registration is from 3:30-4 p.m. and awards will be at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $10 for general entry and $5 for students. Prizes will be awarded for various classes of cars, trucks, and tractors. All proceeds will be donated to suicide prevention in memory of Hunter Sharp. For further information, contact the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter at (937) 335-7070, ext. 3212.

Medicare update offered

PIQUA — Mary Leep-Pichert, an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) community liaison, will present a Medicare update program at the YWCA Piqua on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 2-4 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. YWCA membership is not required.

Information about traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage (HMOs, PPOs and PFFSs) along with Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) will be presented. The presentation will be followed by questions and answers and, if time permits, a one-on-one time for questions will take place. The beginning of the Medicare enrollment period is Oct. 15-Dec. 7.

Those interested in attending are asked to call the YWCA at (937) 773-6626 to register. For more information, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

Learn to kayak at YMCA

PIQUA — The Piqua Branch of the Miami County YMCA, 223 W. High St., will be offering kayaking classes from 7:30-9 p.m. Monday/Wednesday, Sept. 10 and 12, and Tuesday/Thursday, Sept. 18 and 20. The class will run 7:30 – 9pm. (These are two separate classes.) The class is for beginners who want to learn the basics.

The fee for the class is $15 for YMCA members and $20 for non-members. Class size is limited to four participants, and you must be at least 14 years old to participate.

The class will be taught by Jeff Lange, a local kayaking enthusiast and a certified kayak instructor with the American Canoe Association.

For more information, or to register for the class, contact Donn Shade at the Piqua branch of the Miami County YMCA at (937) 773-9622 or email him at

‘Float, Lunch and Learn’ set

PIQUA — The Edison State Community College Student Senate invites you to enjoy nature and have fun on the water while learning about The Great Miami River at the second annual “Float, Learn, and Lunch” from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 21.

Participants will meet at Edison State’s Piqua Campus and depart by bus at 8 a.m. in order to be on the water by 9 a.m. After disembarking, they will be treated to lunch as they learn from about one of our region’s greatest natural resources, examining water samples, and wildlife and environmental characteristics observed during the float.

For more information and to register, contact by Sept. 10. Participation is limited to the first 40 registrants.

This event is offered free thanks to funds raised during the Down the River, Down a Beer festival and in partnership with the City of Piqua’s River Stewards Program.