Activities for Veterans Day in Dublin will kick off with a complimentary breakfast for veterans at La Catelaine, 65 W. Bridge Street, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11.

Activities for Veterans Day in Dublin will kick off with a complimentary breakfast for veterans at La Catelaine, 65 W. Bridge Street, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11.

At 11 a.m. Dublin will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at the Grounds of Remembrance. The ceremony will include the National Anthem, a moment of silence for veterans, remarks from a local veteran and prayer.

The public is invited to both the ceremony and breakfast; veterans must show ID for the free breakfast.

Plain City's Eldchrist Winery will host a "Fall Cat-illion" to raise money for Black and Orange Cat Foundation on Nov. 6.

The fundraiser will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Eldchrist Winery, 8189 state Route 736, and will include wine, hors d' oeuvres and music from the 2nd Story Acoustic Trio.

Tickets to the event are $40 per person or $75 per couple, and can be purchased at Eldchrist Winery or by calling (614) 874-6240. The winery also donates a portion of every sale of Kitten's Kiss wine to the foundation.

The Black and Orange Cat Foundation focuses on spaying and neutering feral cats in the Plain City area. For more information, look online at bandocats.org.

The Dublin police have issued a warrant for a women suspected in multiple thefts from purses at the Perimeter Loop Road Panera and Jason's Deli at 225 West Bridge Street.

The police received several reports of thefts from purses in September; credit cards were stolen and used for cash advances at banks and high-end purchases.

A warrant has been issued for Pamela J. Webb in connection with the thefts. Identity fraud, a fourth-degree felony, as well as misuse of credit cards and receiving stolen property, both fifth-degree felony charges, have been filed in the case.

Dublin snagged nine awards last week from the International City/County Management Association, or ICMA, at a San Jose conference.

The awards are a result of the National Citizen Survey Dublin participated in last year. Residents were asked to rate city services and ratings were compared to other communities across the country.

"It is gratifying to get this kind of recognition from ICMA for the vision, planning and work of our city leaders and staff, but is particularly gratifying that the ratings that made us eligible for these national awards came from Dublin residents," interim city manager Marsha Grigsby said in a news release from the city.

Dublin was given nine 2010 "Voice of the People Awards for Excellence" in police services, garbage collection services, street repair, parks, recreation programs or classes, code enforcement, overall services, emergency medical services and fire services, which are provided by Washington Township. To win a 2010 Award for Excellence in a service area, the city must be in the top three of all eligible jurisdictions in the 2009 survey.

The city also received a Certificate of Achievement Award from ICMA's Center for Performance Measurement, which is given to communities committed to continuous learning and improvement.

In the 2009 survey, Dublin ranked first in places to live out of 306 communities.