Area briefs

Chambers to host breakfast update

PIQUA — The Miami County Chambers of Commerce (Covington, Piqua, Tipp City and Troy) are hosting the annual State of the State meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30.

The breakfast event will be held at the Fort Piqua Plaza beginning at 7:30 a.m.

State Senator Bill Beagle and State Representative Stephen Huffman will present an update and discussion on important legislative issues in Ohio.

The continental breakfast meeting is open to all interested in finding out what is happening in Ohio. Registration is open to chamber members for $15.00 and future members for $20. Reservations for the State of the State breakfast can be made by visiting, contacting Cecelia Stoler at or your local chamber of commerce office.

Photo contest underway

TROY — Get your cameras ready for Brukner Nature Center’s Ninth annual Photo Contest “It’s About Wildlife” coming to the Heidelberg Auditorium this winter.

Whether your photos are from your backyard or North American travels, show how they support BNC’s slogan — “It’s about Wildlife!”

Visit the center’s website or stop by the main building to pick up a brochure with full contest details. This event is open to all photographers of all ages. Entries are now being accepted through Dec. 11. All photographs displayed will be for sale, but may not be picked up until March 15. A 25 percent commission on sales will benefit BNC’s mission to promote wildlife conservation through environmental education.

YMCA Offers SNL event

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA Robinson Branch is offering a Saturday Night Live Event on Saturday, Dec. 2 for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade. This will be a fun filled night with swimming, gym games, a bounce house, and a movie. Pizza and lemonade will be served during the movie time. Drop off begins at 7 p.m. and pick up is at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 for members and $16 for non-members.

Register at the Robinson Branch or over the phone st 440-9622. For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or