Open house at For The Love Of Ink

Join Main Street Wilmington and the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce in celebration of the new location of For the Love of Ink Tattoos and Body Piercings at 55 W. Main St., Wilmington. The grand re-opening is on Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.

The open house will feature refreshments catered by local businesses throughout the day, local gift basket door prize raffles, 10 percent off gift card purchases, face painting and henna from Mama Yaga’s Fantasy Faces, and more.

For the Love of Ink is owned by Wilmington native Christopher Walls and his wife, Amy. For more than three years, they have provided quality tattoo and body piercing services, customer service, and safety to the community. For the Love of Ink offers custom tattoos or “flash art” with more than 50,000 images for reference. For more information, please contact (937) 366-6769.

For the Love of Ink is currently seeking donations to assist with their move to this bigger and better location. All donors of any amount will receive one 25 percent discount off of any service at For the Love of Ink. Donations can be made at http://www.gofundme.com/vqtx78.

Passport to Fishing for kids

The Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors volunteers, in their ongoing mission of reconnecting children to nature, are offering the Passport to Fishing program at the J.W. Denver Williams Jr. Memorial Park, in cooperation with the City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation department. The program will be held July 11 at 9:30 a.m. near the park pond.

This program is all about fun and education and is suitable for children ages 5-14. Registration is required. For more information or to register, go to greenalliancecc.com.

Genealogy group, history program at library

Join other genealogy enthusiasts as part of the Genealogy Interest Group and use the database, Ancestry Library Edition, available for in-library use only from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 14 at the Wilmington Public Library. Registration is requested (only if you need a laptop) on the library’s website or by calling 937-382-2417, ext. 6.

“Fascinating Finds from the Surname File” local history program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 at the library. Over the years many interesting newspaper clippings, letters, journals, and pictures have been collected in the surname files found in the genealogy library at the Clinton County History Center. Leslie Holmes, President of the Clinton County Genealogical Society, will entertain attendees with these nuggets of Clinton County history.

Open house for WNJ Publisher Pam Stricker

The Wilmington News Journal will host an open house for Publisher Pam Stricker, who is leaving Wilmington after 14 years to become publisher of another Civitas Media publication, The Lima News.

The event will be at the News Journal’s facility at 761 S. Nelson Ave from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 13. Pam’s friends and community members are invited to stop by for this special event.