Rome Jewelers sets open house, ribbon-cutting

WILMINGTON — Rome Jewelers is kicking off its two-day open house event this weekend with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday morning, May 13 at 9:15 a.m., hosted by the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Wilmington. Come on in to experience “the ‘New York’ style setting that everyone’s been raving about” at its new location at 64 W. Main St., Wilmington.

Want a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at your hometown jewelry store? Stop in for Rome Jewelers’ grand opening festivities which will include store-wide discounts, refreshments, and several giveaways including PANDORA bracelets, 2016 Proof Set, 2016 Silver Eagle coin, 1 gram of pure gold, Debbie Brooks purses, Puravida T-shirts and style packs, an Angelica bracelet, a Kameleon ring, a Rhythm of Love sterling necklace, two VIP Steely Dan tickets, two ATP Western-Southern Open center court box seats and much more.

Rome Jewelers will be open 9:30-7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday during this special event.

Blan Party in the Park May 20

BLANCHESTER — The First National Bank of Blanchester presents the Fifth Annual Spring Party in the Park from 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 20 at Penquite Park, next to the bank in Blanchester.

Festivities include food, music, a raffle and face painting, with all proceeds to Relay for Life. For more information, visit www.fnbblanchester.com or call 937-783-2451.

Art show opens Friday evening

WILMINGTON — An art show’s opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday, May 13 at Thorngren Studio Art on The Murphy Theatre’s second floor.

Mackenzie “Pip” Pyle, 7, has created about a dozen acrylic paintings and sculptures for the exhibit, her first show. She is an art student of local artist Mary Beth Thorngren.

Thorngren said the works in the show constitute abstract art from Pyle’s feelings.

“She shows a lot of promise on decisions she makes as far as colors. It’s very sophisticated what she’s doing at this age,” said Thorngren.

Pyle is home-schooled.

“One thing interesting is that a lot of the work was done on her own in her own studio in her house. She has gone further to work for the show. To have that drive for the show is pretty impressive,” Thorngren added.

There will be light refreshments at the reception. The exhibit will be on display for a month.

Zoning Appeals Board has vacancy

A seat on the Clinton County Zoning Appeals Board became open this week, and Clinton County commissioners are requesting applications from those who may be interested in serving on the public board.

The position pays $35 per meeting, said Clinton County Commissioner President Mike Curry.

Interested citizens can apply at the Clinton County Commissioners office located on the second floor of the county courthouse, or there also are applications available on the county government’s official website at www.co.clinton.oh.us .