The 27th Annual KELLEYS ISLAND MAKE-A-WISH SWIM
Cindra Mielke & Jeni Hammond will be swimming to Kelleys Island for the 27th time to raise money to grant wishes for Make-A-Wish kids. This year, they will swim from West Bay to Portside, Sunday August 1. The golf cart poker run is back Saturday July 31, and all of the money raised will go to the kids to make their wishes come true, including Trinity (left), a 12-year old with an epileptic condition, whose wish is to swim in each of the Great Lakes; and Rylee (right), a 13 year old with REIT Syndrome whose wish is for a hot tub, as the bubbles and water help her relax. Despite COVID and the cancellation of the Golf Cart Poker Run, Cindra and Jen still raised $20,200 for Make-A-Wish!
How you can donate:
TO DONATE MAIL:
Make-A-Wish Kelleys Island Benefit Swim
US Bank 205 West Perkins Ave., Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Make-A-Wish Swim – c/o Cindra Mielke & Jeni Hammond
PO Box 517, Kelleys Island, Ohio 43438
OR STOP IN TO:
116 West Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island, Ohio 43438
BEAUTY QUEEN BRITAIN BENNETT
She is promoting her anti-bullying campaign, called BRAVE. Part of that is having parents get more involved with their kids’ social media use, since bullying is so prevalent on those sites. She is promoting her SMART Parents plan, with SMART being an acronym for Social Media Awareness Respect Timing.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, Britain is unable to visit scvhools and parents, so she is posting information on her YouTube Channel, on Facebook and on Instagram: @TBHnonprofit.
She also uses the TBH acronym when it comes to social media and online bullying, standing for Talk to somebody; Block it out of your heart; Help others.
Her campaign even caught the eye of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who mentioned Britain by name in a Teen Vogue essay, called Why Our Generation Is What’s Right With America. CLICK HERE TO READ IT.
In her travels to promote an end to bullying, Britain hung out with Shawn Mendes!
Britain is available to speak at schools, church, youth groups, or any organization. To arrange an appearance, call 419/202-0590, or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIREFIGHTERS HELP HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN
Perkins firefighter Brian Hackenburg is looking for your help so he can help kids in need. Brian runs marathons and 5Ks in 42 pounds of firefighter gear. He is raising money through a Go Fund Me account to help raise money to buy Gund Bears to give to kids recovering in local hospitals. They were to run the Glass City Marathon on April 26, but that event has been cancelled. Here is a picture with Randy and Norwalk firefighters Logan Shullick, Ryan Houghtlen & Josh Burgess (left) and Brian Hackenburg (right), showing off the bears they hope to give.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO BRIAN’S GO FUND ME ACCOUNT.
Randy with Ryan Houghtlen & Josh Burgess (left) and Brian Hackenburg (right) with some of the bears they’ll be giving to hospitalized children.
IT’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALE TIME!
Thanks to Lorain area Girl Scout Tori Barone and her mom Sarah for telling us about the new cookie, Lemon-Ups, plus how to use Digital Cookie to order cookies online or pay with a credit card, and the Cookie Locator app to find out where to buy your cookies March 13-29. Info at gsneo.org/cookies or at 888-9-THIN-MINT.
TEEN FILMMAKER JONATHAN PERRY
The Sandusky Central Catholic senior has written over 40 screenplays and kept this one for himself. He wrote and directed and financed shooting of this thriller short film in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and it is now airing on Amazon Prime. At 17, Jonathan is the youngest director of a film on ANY streaming service….and he’s got more to come.
CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE INFO ABOUT SUBNIVEAN
LITTLE KIDS ROCK
The Huron St. Peter Little Kids Rock program was founded 3 years ago by Bo & Julie Loeffler in collaboration with John Cipiti, co-chair of the Music Department at Terra State Community College. Huron St. Peter was the first Catholic school in the nation to establish & support a Little Kids Rock program, teaching kids in grades 1-8 how to make, perform and sing rock n roll music.
In Scott Gast’s memory & legacy, the Scott Gast Memorial Fund donated guitars and other instruments to the program. If you’d like to donate to keep this amazing program alive, send donations to Bo Loeffler at Huron St. Peter School, or to Little Kids Rock, Attn: Julie Loeffler, 409 Anchorage Circle, Huron, OH 44839.
Listen to their interview with Mix 102.7’s Randy Hugg, and their new Cedar Point themed song!
Knockin on Heaven’s Door performed by Little Kids Rock in 2015.
DR. BILL KIMBERLIN RESEARCHES DEATH ROW INMATES IN HIS FIRST BOOK
“Watch Me Die” is a book the former Lorain County Community College psychology professor has written based on his decade-long research of death row inmates. He’s interviewed a large number of inmates and even attended their executions. It’s an amazing insight into the minds of convicted criminals. Find it in print at Books-A-Million in the Sandusky Mall, or online at amazon.com CLICK HERE FOR AMAZON SITE or greenivybooks.com CLICK HERE FOR THE GREEN IVY SITE.
Bill also receives a ton of art sent to him by death row inmates.
Here is one of the pieces of art Bill brought into the studio and “allowed” me to open it live on the air:
Listen to Dr. Kimberlin’s interview with Randy below:
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CLICK HERE FOR PSYCHIC SONYA ON FACEBOOK!
OLYMPIC BMX TRACK BUILDER, SANDUSKY’S TOM RITZENTHALER.
President and founder of EliteTrax Inc. The Master of Mud, Guru of Gravel and track build extraordinaire. Tom, a Perkins grad and former pro-BMX’er who turned track builder over 20 years ago, has now become one of the most experienced BMX track builder in the world. For the last 15 years, Tom has been instrumental in developing the sport of BMX, pushing the boundaries, which created the BMX Supercross format. Tom designed the BMX track for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.
TEAM USA’s CONNOR FIELDS WINS GOLD IN OLYMPIC BMX
(all photos courtesy of Tom Ritzenthaler)
Congratulations to Alise Post, who won silver for the US in the women’s competition.
The leaderboard of the men’s competition:
Photo from Tom from the week of July 31, showing the track nearing completion…
Photo from Tom on the finished product. See it in action August 17-19 at the Summer Olympic games from Rio.
PICTURES FROM THE RIO OLYMPICS:
All photos courtesy of Tom Ritzenthaler.
Check out Randy’s full interview with Tom below:
Jevon was invited to Paris Fashion Week in October 2015. He taught himself how to sew and went into the world of fashion, where his designs caught the eye of some of the organizers of this major fashion event. His boutique is at 615 Broadway, next to the Palace Theater in Lorain.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT HIS WEBSITE
TRISH GOES FROM MORNING MIX CO-HOST TO AUTHOR!
We spoke with Trish Doller a few years ago when her first novel, “Something Like Normal,” was published. She’s got another book out now, “The Devil You Know,” and it’s available at book stores, online or through her website CLICK HERE.