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  1. WWWarrior added a topic in General Discussion   

    Summer Calendar for Greenhills
    SUMMER 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN GREENHILLS, OHIO
    June 23                 Ceremony commemorating National Historic Landmark designation
    June 24                 Pioneer Day Run (Kiwanis), Parade (Village) and Festival (OLR)
    July 7, 8, & 9         Denny Buehler Tournament at Spoils Field
    July 8                    Community Day at the Pool (Rain date of July 9)
    July 18                  Village Manager's Park Talk - 6 PM
    July 22                  Community-wide Yard Sale
    August 26              Member Appreciation Day at the Pool (Rain date of August 27)
    September 4          Greenhills Swimming Pool Closes for the season
     
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  2. WWWarrior added a post in a topic OLR Festival June 23/24   

    Don't forget the Pioneer Parade SATURDAY the 24th at 10:30AM
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  3. WWWarrior added a topic in Local Events   

    OLR Festival June 23/24
     
     

     
     
     
    OLR Summer Festival added 3 new photos — in Greenhills, Ohio.
    · 19 hrs ·
    The rides are showing up!! It's going to be a FANTASTIC weekend!! Food Trucks..... Rides.... Games.... Awesome Bands!!! Come out Friday AND Saturday 6PM-Midnight.
     
     
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  4. WWWarrior added a post in a topic Golf Carts !!!!   

    I haven't found anything specific relative regulations for GOLF CARTS in Forest Park's Ordinances.  This the only thing that came close and appears to follow the new State Law:
    § 72.93  OPERATION RESTRICTED FOR MINI-TRUCKS AND LOW-SPEED, UNDER-SPEED, OR UTILITY VEHICLES.
     (A)   (1)   No person shall operate a low-speed vehicle upon any street or highway having an established speed limit greater than 35 miles per hour.
             (2)   No person shall operate an under-speed or utility vehicle or a mini-truck upon any street or highway except as follows:
             (a)   Upon a street or highway having an established speed limit not greater than 35 miles per hour and only upon such streets or highways where the municipality has granted permission for such operation in accordance with division (E) of this section;
             (b)   A state park or political subdivision employee or volunteer operating a utility vehicle exclusively within the boundaries of state parks or political subdivision parks for the operation or maintenance of state or political subdivision park facilities.
          (3)   No person shall operate a motor-driven cycle or motor scooter upon any street or highway having an established speed limit greater than 45 miles per hour.
       (B)   This section does not prohibit either of the following:
          (1)   A person operating a low-speed, under-speed, or utility vehicle or a mini-truck from proceeding across an intersection of a street or highway having a speed limit greater than 35 miles per hour;
          (2)   A person operating a motor-driven cycle or motor scooter from proceeding across an intersection of a street or highway having a speed limit greater than 45 miles per hour.
       (C)   Nothing in this section shall prevent the municipality from adopting more stringent local ordinances, resolutions, or regulations governing the operation of a low-speed vehicle or a mini-truck, or a motor-driven cycle or motor scooter.
       (D)   Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
    (R.C. § 4511.214)
       (E)   By ordinance or resolution, the municipality may authorize the operation of under-speed or utility vehicles or mini-trucks on a public street or highway under its jurisdiction. The municipality shall do all of the following:
          (1)   Limit the operation of those vehicles to streets and highways having an established speed limit not greater than 35 miles per hour;
          (2)   Require the vehicle owner who wishes to operate an under-speed or utility vehicle or a mini-truck on the public streets or highways to submit the vehicle to an inspection conducted by a local law enforcement agency that complies with inspection requirements established by the Department of Public Safety under R.C. § 4513.02;
          (3)   Permit the operation on public streets or highways of only those vehicles that successfully pass the required vehicle inspection, are registered in accordance with R.C. Chapter 4503, and are titled in accordance with R.C. Chapter 4505;
     
          (4)   Notify the Director of Public Safety, in a manner the Director determines, of the authorization for the operation of under-speed or utility vehicles or mini-trucks.
       (F)   The municipality may establish additional requirements for the operation of under-speed or utility vehicles or mini-trucks on its streets and highways.
    (R.C. § 4511.215)
       (G)   (1)   Except as provided in this division (G) and divisions (E) and (F) of this section, no person shall operate a mini-truck within this municipality.
          (2)   A person may operate a mini-truck on a farm for agricultural purposes only when the owner of the farm qualifies for the current agricultural use valuation tax credit. A mini-truck may be operated by or on behalf of such a farm owner on public roads and rights-of-way only when traveling from one farm field to another.
          (3)   A person may operate a mini-truck on property owned or leased by a dealer who sells mini-trucks at retail.
          (4)   Whoever violates this division (G) shall be penalized as provided in division (D) of this section.
    (R.C. § 4519.401)
       (H)   This section will take effect on January 1, 2017.
     
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  5. WWWarrior added a post in a topic Golf Carts !!!!   

    So while operating a golf cart within the Village, it is STILL on streets where the speed limit is 25 mph or less (which is pretty much every street but Winton and Sharon Roads). While for most folks, common sense would tell you that operating a cart on Winton or Sharon would be.......well, stupid, at least within the Village it is not allowed, other than to cross at an intersection (the lights at Farragut/Ingram being the obvious examples).
    Winton Woods Park is fine with golf carts.  But here again, if you have ever observed or heard speeders on Park Road, it is best to be aware of traffic at all times.
    Where Springfield Township and Forest Park are with golf carts are subject to both State Law and any limitations they may have passed prior to January 1, 2017.

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  6. WWWarrior added a post in a topic Golf Carts !!!!   

    And now an article from WBNS Channel 10 Columbus website about the new State of Ohio law:
    What golfers have been using on the course for years, will soon be hitting the road.
    Starting January 1, 2017, a new Ohio traffic law will allow golf carts on all Ohio roadways with a speed limit of 35 mph or less.
    “Our main road through town in West Jefferson is 35 mph and I don't think it would be the safest road to be driving a golf cart on,” Kory Saddler said.
     "I don't have a problem with it because I live in Dublin and in Dublin some people are doing that now, Bob Hosken said. “They're taking their kids down to football practice and stuff in front of my house. In my neighborhood, it's not a problem for me.”
    While a lot of people use golf carts recreationally, this new law will treat them just like any other vehicle.
    “They have to go through an inspection to actually get a title so they can get license plates,” Plain City Police Chief Dale McKee said.
    In other words, these carts can't just drive off the golf course and onto the road. They must be street legal to do that. Like a car, the cart will need a windshield, headlights, tail lights, turn signals and a horn.
     But unlike the peaceful golf course, cart drivers will be met with a much bigger hazard on the road.
    “We still get a lot of semi traffic,” Chief McKee said.
    That's because Plain City has a US route and State route that run through town. So it's no surprise that speeds have people worried about safety.
    “I just think it needs to be a little bit slower. Probably 25 mph or less would be great,” Saddler said.
     The chief recommends no golf carts on U.S. 42 which is Jefferson Avenue and reducing the speed limit on Main Street from 35 mph to 25 mph.
     According to Chief McKee, any ordinance passed before this new state law goes into effect will trump it, so if communities want to ban golf carts or makes any exceptions that need to be done before 2017.
    Once the law goes into effect, those kinds of changes can no longer be made.
     
     
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  7. WWWarrior added a topic in Neighborhood news   

    Golf Carts !!!!
    There has been some excitement recently with one of the neighbors purchasing a golf cart.  If you weren't aware, the Village of Greenhills has been a "golf cart community" since 2015 and now, as of the beginning of this year, so is the entire State of Ohio.  I thought it would be of interest to post a couple of things about this.   First, the Village Regulations:
    Greenhills Regulations passed August, 2015
     377.01  DEFINITIONS.
     As used in this chapter
    (a)   "Golf cart" is a motor vehicle as that term is defined under Ohio R.C. 4501.01(B).
    (b)   "Motor vehicle" has the same meaning as set forth in Ohio R.C. 4501.01(B).
    (c)   "Operator" has the same meaning as set forth in Ohio R.C. 4501.01(X).
     (d)   "Vehicle" has the same meaning as set forth in Ohio R.C. 4501.01(A).
    (Ord. 2015-06-L&R. Passed 8-25-15.)
    377.02  INSPECTION OF GOLF CARTS .
       (a)   No person shall operate a golf cart vehicle on the streets within the Village unless it has been inspected and approved by the Chief of Police, or his designee or by another agent designated and approved by the State of Ohio, for compliance with the applicable safety/equipment requirements of the State of Ohio relative to motor vehicles. For the purposes of this section, "golf cart" means a motor vehicle that has not less than three wheels in contact with the ground, that has an unladen weight of less than 1,800 pounds, that is designed to be and is operated at not more than 25 miles per hours and that is designed to carry not more than four persons, including the driver.
       (b)   If the Chief of Police, or his designee, or another agent designated and approved by the State of Ohio, determines that the golf cart complies with the State of Ohio's statutory requirements that are applicable to motor vehicles, the Chief of Police shall issue the owner or operator a certificate of compliance entitling the owner or operator to operate the golf cart on the streets within the Village. The owner or operator shall also show the Chief of Police or designee proof of liability insurance for the golf cart before a certificate of compliance is issued. The owner or operator of any golf cart shall be required to pay a fee in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), or as listed in the most recent Fee Schedule for the Village, to the Village through the Police Department before the golf cart may be operated on the streets of the Village. Any certificate issued pursuant to this section by the Chief of Police expires after 365 days and the Chief of Police will designate the issuing date and expiration date on each certificate. The Chief of Police shall keep a copy of each certificate issued pursuant to this section. The owner or operator of any golf cart shall keep a copy of any certificate issued pursuant to this section inside the golf cart to which it pertains. The Chief of Police shall issue a sticker or other similar device to the owner of each golf cart once it is inspected. The sticker shall signify compliance with this section and the expiration of the current inspection period. The owner of each golf cart shall display the sticker in a conspicuous place on the rear of the golf cart .
       (c)   The owner of a golf cart shall also comply with all requirements of Ohio law regarding proper title, registration and license plates prior to operating a golf cart on any street within the Village. Compliance with this section shall be in addition to, rather than in lieu of, any applicable provisions of State law relative to the operation of motor vehicles.
    (Ord. 2015-06-L&R. Passed 8-25-15.)
    377.03  USAGE AND RESTRICTIONS.
     (a)   No golf carts shall be permitted to travel on any Village street where the speed limit is greater than 25 mph. Golf carts will be permitted to cross intersections with higher speeds, so long as they remain on a street that has a speed limit of 25 mph or less.
     (b)   The operator of a golf cart must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid driver's license.
     (c)   Any child who falls under the child retrain criteria set by Ohio R.C. 4511.81 is prohibited from being a passenger in a golf cart operated on any Village street, right-of-way or public area in the Village. Children who are up to four years old and less than 40 pounds which are required to be in a child safety seat or any child who is eight years old or less and under four feet, nine inches in height who are required to be in a booster seat.
     (d)   Golf carts must be operated in accord with all State of Ohio traffic laws in addition to all applicable sections of the Greenhills Municipal Ordinances.
    (Ord. 2015-06-L&R. Passed 8-25-15.)
    377.99  PENALTY.
      (a)   Whoever violates this chapter is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; and each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
    (Ord. 2015-06-L&R. Passed 8-25-15.)
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  8. 4xeverything added a post in a topic Albino Squirrel!!   

    I can't get my picture to post. Any suggestions?
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  9. 4xeverything added a topic in General Discussion   

    Albino Squirrel!!

    I haven't seen one in a few years. We saw this one on Cromwell this morning!
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  10. Franqui added a post in a topic NFL - watering down the USA patronage   

    It gets worse and worse every year. Where's all the patriotism going?
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  11. WWWarrior added a topic in Neighborhood news   

    Jim Miller Day Wed. 6/7
    Voice and Person behind the Concerts on the Commons.
    Hopefully it won't rain on his.......concert and car show.
    JIM MILLER DAY
    Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 
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  12. Blight Reporter added a post in a topic Shooting on Chalmers   

    Last evening at 11:06pm would have been May 31st.
    That's what that guy gets when he poses as an aficionado of herbs and delivers Rosemary "out of season".
    Anywho, after interviewing him at the hospital he told me that that was his last day on the job as he was going to retire and kick-back in his 5.0. Mr. Johnson also stated that he was taking advantage of his indoor victory garden that he and some of his closest friends built and tended to together.
    In other news, Flight Recorder was found curled up in his bed licking his feather pillow chanting over and over again, "If only I could pet the pretty boys." 
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  13. WWWarrior added a topic in Local Events   

    GPD Bike Rodeo June 10
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    Greenhills Police Department Bike Rodeo!

    Saturday, June 10
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Winton Woods Middle School
    (147 Farragut Road) Come join the Greenhills Police Department on June 10 at the Winton Woods Middle School for the Bike Rodeo!

    Children 4-12 years old are encouraged to participate in the Bike Safety Course and Greenhills Police will perform free bike, helmet and child car seat safety checks. Helmets are required for the course, but free helmets will be available for those who don't have one!

    The Springfield Township K-9 unit will have a demonstration and guests will have a chance to see the University Hospital Air Care helicopter and Hamilton County Aviation Unit up close!

    Click here to visit to the Greenhills Police Department webpage for more information and to register to WIN A NEW BICYCLE!
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  14. WWWarrior added a post in a topic Shooting on Chalmers   

     
    Greenhills Police

     
    JUNE 1, 2017:  Last evening at 11:06 PM, Greenhills Police Officers responded to 1 Chalmers Court to investigate a panic alarm.  While enroute, they were told there was a shooting at that location and Greenhills medics were summoned as well.  Officers found Jameel L. Johnson, a 26 year old resident, shot multiple times inside the home.  Two suspects fled the scene and officers searched for the vehicle but it has not yet been found.
    We identified witnesses, posted an officer at the crime scene, and summoned Hamilton County Sheriff’s detectives.  Detectives processed the scene, interviewed witnesses, and are continuing the investigation.  The victim is in stable condition at University Hospital, suffering from multiple non-life threatening gunshot wounds.  It appears the victim was targeted and that this was not a random act.
     
    If you see something, say something!  If you see someone acting suspiciously in your neighborhood, call us immediately so we can check it out while the suspicious act is still occurring.  We would rather check on something that turns out to be okay than miss the apprehension of a criminal.  Call us at:
     
    513-825-2101 – Greenhills Police Headquarters
    513-825-2080 – Dispatch
    911 – Emergencies
     
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  15. ligoriolivin added a topic in Neighborhood news   

    Shooting on Chalmers
    Great, as if we needed more proof Greenhills is slipping.  Let's see, lives in rental, not cooperating, police say shooting during the commission of a crime, call me insensitive, but sounds like a drug deal to me.
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  16. WWWarrior added a topic in Beer Talk   

    Beer Klub May 2017
    Summer Ales or Summer Label
    Host:    WWWarrior
    Time:   May 31st @‌ 7:30
    Entries to date:
    WWW - Deschutes Hop Slice Summer Ale
    BeerBob - Columbus Brewing Summer Teeth
    TMagee - TBD
    Uncle - TBD
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  17. WWWarrior added a topic in Local Events   

    Memorial Day Ceremony on Commons
     
     
    Mon, May 29, 11am – 12pm
     Greenhills Commons (map) 11:00am Parade will commence from the Post parking lot to the Commons Once assembled on the Commons Ceremony will start Ceremony: Greeting from the Mayor Post 530 Commander Speech Post 530 Auxiliary President Speech Dedication of Wreath Military Honor (Post 530 Color Guard)
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  18. Blight Reporter added a post in a topic Blighty's Daily Post of Thoughts   

    I just got off the boat at the pay lake behind McD's Pub. What a view!
    I noticed something out of the corner of my eye after pulling the inboard motor off my canoe. Paula and Crow were hanging out under an umbrella relaxing. They were a very large Long Island Iced Tea. It even had one of those paper umbrellas in it! I had no idea McD's had such a thing.
    Once I had placed my motor in the back of my 1973 Gremlin hatchback I walked over to the ladies. Well, it really wasn't a walk - more like my everyday strut that turns the ladies into mush. They had it coming. totally dissed I was by the ladies that they chose their Belair cigarettes and Mott the Hoople Pandora Station over me I wandered into the Pub for a cold Hamns.
    They have COMPLETELY renovated the place. Now, I hadn't been there in several weeks, but the work they did was pretty amazing! No more bubble gum under the tables. No more elbow stains on the edge of the bar. They added a brass leg bar across the bottom of the bar. The bartender, whom I didn't recognize until she turned and bent over to get me my cold Hamns, was more dressed up than usual.
    I said, "What in the #$%@ is going with this place!"
    She replied, "We've revamped the place to get more of the middle class Northbrook residents to start coming in."
    Just then, two hipsters came in. I couldn't believe my eyes. One of the gentleman was wearing a vintage Tupac shirt and a fitted cap that just didn't seem to fit right on his head because it was rotated and did not fit snuggly on top of his head. He must have just bought the hat because it still the sticker on the brim and the tag "of authenticity" still attached. The other gentlemen must have been a landscaper or something because he had a horticulture shirt on - it displayed some type of leaf on it. He smelled a bit weird when he walked by me. He must have just came from work. Who knows.
    They both ordered a shot of Hennessey and a Stella Artois. Very nice choices - I toast you!
    Talking to the bartender, often referred to by other regulars as "Serta", I asked, "Well, it looks like the renovation worked." Just then a noise came over the bar. It was loud poetry. The singer must have had a bad experience with the police and decided to write a poem about it. The singer must have also had multiple run-ins with his multitude of simultaneous relationships that his wife knew nothing about. The singer must like Mercedes and champagne as well. Rivoting music.
    The two gentlemen drank their drinks very quickly and headed out. t must have been because they were going to visit a loved one and stopped in to discuss business. McD's is known for people getting together during the day and talk business.
    I told Serta I had caught no fish on the lake in the morning. She didn't seem to care as she walked away pointing to the ceiling with one of her fingers. Maybe I really was number one in her book.
    The ladies came in after about 30 minutes and enjoyed another Long Island Iced Tea. OF course, Crow waits for no one. She just went behind the bar and helped herself. McD's is a crazy place like that.
    Well, my story ends on a positive note as I am glad to tell you that after leaving the bar and heading out to my car to go home a Colerain township Police officer had apparently not let those two gentlemen leave the premise. One gentlemen was face down on the hood of the cruiser and the other was laying face down on the ground. Both were probably innocent of any wrongdoing as one of them told the officer politely that (whatever was the on the hood of the police car) it didn't belong to him. As the other gentlemen laid flat on the ground an officer was helping him up and telling him that he was going back to HQ. I thought HQ went out of business nearly two decades ago. What do I know?
    When I drove away from McD's I pondered back on the years I had been a client of theirs. I became fixated on all the memories that came to the surface of my recollection. The wind coming through the windows. The sun is sharp right now as clouds roll by. I always thought that life could make people smile in ways that keep their own existence free of personal attacks, mean-spirited political debates, and religious confrontations. I turned past Joey's Bar and the last thing that ran through my head before I took a bite out of my bologna sandwich was, "I wonder if Crow and Paula are going to have sex later today after they get intoxicated with those Long Island Iced Teas." Life is Good.
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  19. John Merrick added a post in a topic Paper Shredding June 3rd.   

    Can't wait to shred all those useless Blightly Heralds I received over the years.
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  20. John Merrick added a post in a topic Impostor Craft Beer   

    Here is the problem with Craft Beer.  They want to charge you double digit prices for single digit beers.  If you were price competitive with garbage beers like Bud and Miller, beer drinkers would choose your hoity toity foo foo beers, But if I have to pay have to pay bar prices to drink in my own home, forget you.  $16 for a 12 pack?  Really.  If you were willing to cut down your prices, you would gain a bigger market share.   The Craft brewers need to think like the Japanese TV makers and radio manufacturers in the 80's.
     
    Just sayin.  
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  21. Ligorio Loonie added a topic in Beer Talk   

    Impostor Craft Beer
    How much of a controversy is this 'round these here parts?

    Here's a list of "craft" beers owned by huge corporations The Cut Off — List Of Impostor Craft Beer Brands.
     
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  22. k-roman added a topic in Trading Post/Classifieds   

    Looking for..
    I'm looking for a hard sided guitar case for an acoustic  guitar.  Though since many people in the neighborhood were musicians, that I check here first befor I went out and bought a brand new one.
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  23. k-roman added a post in a topic Paper Shredding June 3rd.   

    I for one have stopped using the mass shredding events, and purchased my own shredder.  I did two paper shredding events, in the past.  The first one they shredded the paper on site, the second one they collected the paper then shredded it elsewhere.  About a few months later my husband got a call from our banking, asking if he was available to meet with someone from the bank with regarding his account.  Turns out someone created dummy checks, and tried to cash them in the value of close to $5000 dollars multiple times.   This account we almost never wrote checks on, so we think someone got the information from a shredding event.  Needless to say, we had to go through some hoops to prove it wasn't us.
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  24. cincygrrl70 added a post in a topic Village Energy Aggregation Program Questions   

    Pay attention to your Duke Bill as this has been updated:
    http://www.greenhillsohio.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=119&Itemid=89
     
    I called Duke because I had an extra $45 on my bill last month. I got mailers from both the aggregate and the village but skimmed over them. Big mistake. (I've gotten many over the years asking me to switch and never have.) So, I called Duke because I wanted to know what this $45 Electric Provider fee was about. She said the village chose an aggregate to supply the entire village as a savings to residents. But, I have to pay the switch fee? When I didn't ask to switch... And my savings over all was only $6 for the month.
    So, $72 savings for the year. Minus the $45 fee. $27 overall. $2.25 a month.
    Usually, you have to call and opt-in. This time, we had to opt out. I did not. Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky...can't let your guard down for a minute.
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  25. WWWarrior added a topic in Local Events   

    Village Manager Park Talk
    Tonight, May 16th  6PM 
    Picnic Shelter next to Molloy's
     
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