Starting Tuesday, July 5, 2016, as part of the City of Tiffin – Sandusky Street Project, Sandusky Street will be closed between Miami and Hall Sts. for 4 months.
The Tiffin City School District has announced its 2016-2017 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay full price of meals served under the National School lunch and School Breakfast. Each school office and the central food service has a copy of the policy, which may reviewed by any interested party. The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals. Applications forms are being distributed the first week of school to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians.
The Tiffin Kiwanis Club is to host a fall mum fundraiser, in partnership with Tom Rodgers Flowers. Starting September 1, assorted color, 10 inch pot mums are available for pre-order at $12.95 each. Order forms are available at the Kiwanis Manor’s Office and their Facebook page or at Tom Rodgers Flowers. Order forms and payment must be turned in by September 12 to the Kiwanis Manor. Mums can be picked up September 14th through the 30th. Stop in early for the best selection of colors. Mums are also available for purchase at the store, without pre-ordering. For more information, call 567-230-2531.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the new partnership with Bailiwicks Coffee Company, “Free to Read.” Handpicked by T-SPL’s librarians, books are available to read, return, lend to a friend or to keep forever. Books are obtainable for everyone in the community and will be refreshed on a weekly basis. For more information or to learn how to get a book exchange at your location, call the Library at 419-447-3751 or go online to www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced a renovation project that is to take place in 2016 and 2017. The Library is working with a company out of Columbus, Library Designs Associates, Inc., who has met with the Library Board and staff to gain insight in order to redesign the interior of the Library. Some of remodel project objectives include: updating the interior and create a 21st century library for the community; reorganizing space to maximize efficiency, improve lines of sight, and create a feeling of openness; creating a Technology Center capable of housing current public computing resources and adapting to the future; converting the existing computer lab into an additional meeting room to meet the demand for gathering and collaboration space; providing comfortable, usable furnishings optimized for technology usage; and providing a larger, dedicated space for teens. For more information or to donate for the remodel project, please call the Library at 419-447-3751 or go online to www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Open Knitting (and Crocheting) for knitters of all skill levels on Sundays, September 11, 18 & 25 at 1 until 3 p.m. in the Junior Home Room. Participants may bring questions, discussion topics, knitting projects and are asked to bring their own yarn, needles and project. The group will also host questions on crocheting and crochet projects. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, call 419-447-3751 or go online to www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The Formosa Quintet, a string ensemble with deep ties to their native Taiwanese music, will give a guest concert at Heidelberg University at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 25th, in Brenneman Music Hall. The members of the Formosa Quintet have established themselves as leading solo, chamber and orchestral musicians. They have performed in major venues throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe, and have been top prizewinners in prestigious competitions. Their Heidelberg performance, titled “Formosa Quintet: From Hungary to Taiwan,” is free and open to the public.
Learn to square dance. On Sundays, September 25th and October 2nd, the Tiffin T-Square Dance Club will have Open Houses at the Tiffin Developmental Center Gym. Dancing is from 7 to 9 p.m. The first two dances are free. Later dances conclude by mid December and are $5 per person or $15 per family. For more information, go online to www.tiffintsquares.org or call 419-448-8762.
Beginning on September 26, 2016 through October 3, 2016, lane closures will be in effect on Jefferson Street between Market and Perry Streets to install sanitary sewer for the Seneca County Joint Justice Center. No on-street parking will be allowed in the east parking lane between Market and Court Streets as this lane will be used as a traffic lane.
A Law and Community Planning Committee meeting will be held Monday, September 26, 2016, immediately following the 9 a.m. Materials and Equipment Committee meeting in the Council Committee Meeting Room, to discuss the Law Director’s three requests for legislation on the 2016 Codified Ordinances Update, Engine Brake Law, Municipal Income Tax, and any other business that may come before them.