Neighbors in the news
Ten Dublin residents will take the stage with Nationwide Children's Hospital's Pleasure Guild this weekend.
The organization, which raises money for the hospital's hospice and Palliative Care Program, will stage "The Music Man" Friday through Sunday at the Palace Theatre.
Dublin residents Caroline Miceli, Todd Rupp, Kathy Taylor, Barbara Brownell, Katie Post, Meredith Post, Madison Rupp, Jillian Leffel, Hannah Sobieski and Hannah Stump are in the show, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are available at any Ticketmaster location and are $22 for mezzanine and loge, and $20 for balcony seats.
All proceeds will go to Nationwide Children's Hospital.
For more information on the Pleasure Guild or to purchase tickets, look online at
Dublin Coffman High School student Claudia Margaroli recently was awarded a President's Volunteer Service Award.
According to Dublin City Schools, Margaroli was Coffman's representative in the Spirit of Community program.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards presented the honor to Margaroli on behalf of President Barack Obama.
"The recipients of these awards vividly demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities," John R. Strangfield, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, said in a news release.
Margaroli also received a letter from the president congratulating her on the award.
Three Dublin students were given awards for their submissions to Kroger's annual "I Can Make History" contest for Black History Month.
Karrer Middle School students Alec Anand and Julia Shin and Coffman High School sophomore Raghav Desai were among the 59 winners.
For the contest, students in grades four through 12 submitted art, an essay or poetry on what Black History Month means, or how students are making history. According to a news release, the contest garnered more than 300 entries, and winners were given scholarships, laptops or family trip packs to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.