The Delaware County Veterans Association, (DCVA) Honor Guard will honor those who lost their lives at the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 12:45 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4, at the Winter Street Bridge in Delaware.

Ceremony to mark
Pearl Harbor attack

The Delaware County Veterans Association, (DCVA) Honor Guard will honor those who lost their lives at the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 12:45 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4, at the Winter Street Bridge in Delaware.
It is the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. Navy base that brought the United States into World War II.
Historically, the veterans of Delaware County have held a brief ceremony on or near Dec.7, to honor their fellow servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country and our way of life, the release said.
At 12:55 p.m. local Navy veterans will launch a wreath into the Olentangy River, followed by a M1 rifle salute and the sounding of taps.
The time is selected to coincide with the exact time of the beginning of the attack in Hawaii, which was 7:55 a.m.
Commander of the Delaware County Veterans Association, Gene Fuller stated that due to expected cold weather and the age of many of the veterans who attend, the ceremony will last no longer than 15 minutes.

CSCC-OSU branch
to hold food drive
Columbus State Community and OSU Marion Delaware branch will hold a food drive for People In Need Inc. of Delaware County.
Non-perishable food items can be dropped off through 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Moeller Hall on the Delaware Campus, 5100 Cornerstone Drive, Delaware.
For information, call the campus (740) 203-8000.

Alzheimer's Association
offers free caregiver class

The Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio Chapter will offer a free class from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Inn at Olentangy Trail, 36 Corduroy Road.
The topic will be, "Bringing Joy and Safety to the Holidays." Families caring for an individual with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia are welcome to attend.
Occupational therapist Marty Cameron will discuss different safety concerns that families need to be aware of, including winter weather.
Ideas to make the holidays meaningful for the entire family will also be discussed.
Light refreshments will be available.
Families who are looking for additional support in caring for a loved one with dementia, or who would like to reserve a spot in the class, may call Allison Gibson at (740) 363-1365.

Genoa trash pickup
moving to Fridays

Genoa Township has announced trash pickup will be conducted only on Fridays, starting Jan. 1.
The township has a single-hauler contract with Rumpke, which currently picks up trash on Thursdays and Fridays.
For more information on this and other township announcements, visit www.genoatwp.com or the Genoa Township administrative offices, at 5111 S. Old 3C Hwy. Offices hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sunbury UMC sets
Advent series

Sunbury United Methodist Church will begin the season of Advent with a special sermon series focusing on the purpose of Christmas. The series will culminate with the Christmas Eve candlelight services.
Pastor Brian Smith will share his message at all three services each Sunday morning during Advent.
Worshippers may choose one of two high-energy contemporary music services led by the worship band Praize! at 8:30 a.m. and at 9:45 a.m. At these services, new worship music or traditional hymns set to new rhythms will be offered.
At 11 a.m., a classic worship service with traditional hymns, spirituals, some contemporary music, hand bells and children's choirs will be standard.
Christmas Eve services will be at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. One service will be held on Christmas Day, at 10:30 a.m.
The Advent sermon titles are as follows: On Nov. 27, the sermon will be "Ready or Not - He Comes." Advent is a time to regain a sense of wonder, the feeling that something great is about to happen.
On Dec. 4, the sermon will be "Centering on God." The first step in rediscovering the joy of Christmas is to realize that God is still in control of our world.
On Dec. 11, the message is "The Most Beautiful Story Ever Told." According to information from SUMC, "Christmas is, first of all, a young couple who experience the miraculous in their life. Christmas is also the story of extraordinary love and trust."
On Dec. 18, the sermon is titled "It's a Wonderful Life." Christmas is about hope when all appears hopeless; it's about healing when people are hurting.
On Dec. 25, Christmas Day, the sermon title is "God's Christmas Gift." According to information from SUMC, gift-giving as a tradition began "when God gave the very first gift … Anticipate the joy of the gift. Celebrate the receiving of the gift."
For more information about the Advent series or Christmas Eve services, call (740) 965-3813 or visit www.sunburyumc.org.


Bond, James Bond
topic of book talk

Ohio Wesleyan University creative writing assistant professor Michelle Disler has long been interested in all things James Bond, and her friends probably aren't surprised that she's published a book about him.
[BOND, JAMES] analyzes 007's impact on our culture in a series of prose poems and essays.
Disler will read from her book and sign copies at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Beehive Books, 25 N. Sandusky St., Delaware. For information, call the bookstore at (740) 363-2337.


Grace Lin to visit
Orange library

Grace Lin, author and illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels, will visit the Orange branch of the Dela-ware County District Library from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, for a short presentation and a book signing.
The event is sponsored by Fundamentals Parent Teacher Bookstore.
Lin's 2010 book "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" was a Newbery Honor title, was chosen for Al Roker's Today Show Kids Book Club and was a New York Times best-seller.
An early reader, "Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!" was named a (Theo-dor Seuss) Geisel Honor Book this year. The Geisel award is given to the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English the previous year.
Books will be available for purchase that day, or may be preordered at a discount by calling Fundamentals at (740) 363-0290.
The Orange branch of the DCDL is 7171 Gooding Blvd. For information, email funbooks@rrohio.com. For information about Lin, visit www.gracelin.com.

Rosen to visit
Delaware bookstore

Author Michael Rosen will visit Fundamentals Parent Teacher Bookstore from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, to sign his books and chat with the public.
Rosen, who has written or been involved in the creation of more than 80 books, has received the National Jewish Book Award for "Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas," the Juvenile Literature Ohioana Library Award for "The Heart Is Big Enough" and the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance Once Upon a World Book Award for "A School for Pompey Walker."
His two most recent publications are a pop-up book, "Chanukah Lights," created with the fantastic artist Robert Sabuda, and "My Dog!," a dog care and training handbook.
Books will be available for purchase, or may be pre-ordered at a discount by stopping by Fundamentals at 25 W. Winter St. or calling (740) 363-0290.
For more information, email funbooks@rrohio.com.