Supporters of the Buckeye Lake Historical Society can visit the homes of Circle Island and NorthPoint Island on July 28.

Island Tour to benefit Buckeye Lake Museum

Supporters of the Buckeye Lake Historical Society can visit the homes of Circle Island and NorthPoint Island on July 28.

Guests will ride the Queen of the Lake II, which will depart from Buckeye Lake State Park North Shore at 5 p.m.

Circle Island has never been open to the public. The Hennessey family will host visitors, who will be able to walk through the home. Light food and beverages will be served.

The guests will then board the Queen to head to NorthPoint Island, owned by William Schottenstein. A buffet meal will be catered by John Doneff's Island House.

The cost is $100 per person or $175 per couple. Proceeds will benefit the Buckeye Lake Museum.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (740) 929-1998 or visit

LC Players to stage 'Postmortem' Aug. 4-14

Licking County Players will present Ken Ludwig's "Postmortem" Aug. 4-14.

The show is described as "mysterious thriller" with classic devices such as "shots in the dark, closely held secrets and misbegotten suspicions." William Gillette, one of upstate New York's finest actors and playwrights, invites cast members for an entertaining weekend at his Connecticut River castle. What he didn't plan on was a murder plot against himself.

Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 4-6 and Aug. 11-13. Matinee performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 7 and 14. All performances are in an air-conditioned theater at 131 W. Main St. in downtown Newark.

Tickets are available online at or by calling (740) 349-2287. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for seniors and students.

Local shoe drive to benefit Soles4Souls

Newark area residents are invited to recycle their "gently worn" shoes in an effort to help distribute shoes to people in need.

The Newark Nazarene Firehouse, 71 Maholm St., will collect shoes for Soles4Souls beginning Aug. 14. Soles4Souls distributes shoes to people living in extreme poverty and to those in areas affected by natural disasters.

Donations may be dropped off before or after Sunday services through Sept. 4. The service begins at 9:45 a.m.

For information on the organization, visit

McCanna is 'Coolest Creations' finalist

Elizabeth McCanna, a student at Wilson Middle School, is one of 11 finalists in Time Warner Cable's "Coolest Creations" competition.

Students and their inventions were filmed during the 2011 Just Think Inc. Invention Convention. McCanna invented the "Turtle Exerciser."

Videos are now available on Time Warner Cable Local On Demand (Channel 411). Each time a video is viewed, it counts as a "Viewer's Choice" vote for the finalist.

The invention with the most views wins the Coolest Creation award and a $500 cash prize.

Housing coalition plans golf outing

The Licking County Coalition for Housing (LCCH) will host its annual golf outing fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27, at The Links at Echo Springs, 5940 Loudon St. near Johnstown.

The event, a four-person scramble, will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. after registration, which starts at 7:30 a.m. The registration fee of $250 per foursome or $65 per individual includes greens fees, use of a cart, door prizes and prizes for top finishers. A continental breakfast and a picnic lunch will be provided.

Event sponsorships, golf cart sponsorships and hole sponsorships are still available. Door prize donations also are welcome.

To register as a team or an individual, or for more information, call (740) 345-1970 or email Information also can be found on Facebook.

The Links at Echo Springs is an 18-hole course. For directions to the course, visit

All proceeds will benefit LCCH, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless families and individuals in Licking County, as well as those at risk of homelessness. LCCH also provides free income tax preparation services to income-eligible residents of Licking County.