Area briefs

Grant deadline nears

MIAMI COUNTY — Not-for-profit organizations are reminded the next grant deadline for the Miami County Foundation is Feb. 28. Applicants must provide services directly to the citizens of Miami County. All must be certified federally tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service and preferably be a 501(c)(3) organization.

Historically, grants have been awarded to human and social service organizations, schools, healthcare providers, libraries, youth and senior groups as well as the arts.

An application form is available online at or by contacting the office at 773-9012. Guidelines restrict organizations to one grant annually. If you received a grant in the fall, you are not eligible to reapply until the next grant deadline. Schools are exempt from this restriction. Successful applicants will receive notification of the spring distribution date.

The board also is seeking a new executive director. Applicants shall submit their electronic letter of interest and resume to by Feb. 11. Additional information about this position can be found on the Miami County Foundation website

Y offers SNL event

PIQUA — The Miami County YMCA Piqua Branch is offering a Saturday Night Live Event on Saturday, Feb. 10 for youth in Kindergarten through sixth grade. This will be a fun filled night with swimming, gym games, and the Youth Center.

Pizza and lemonade will be served at the Youth Center.

Drop off begins at 7 p.m. and pick up is at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Register at the Piqua Branch or over the phone at 773-9622.

For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or

Dine to donate

TROY — Help support Brukner Nature Center’s wildlife by dining at Marion’s Piazza in Troy, 1270 Experiment Farm Road, from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Marion’s Piazza will donate a percentage of your food bill to help support the wildlife at BNC when you present a flier at check-out. Fliers are available at, at the Interpretive Building, or email

Good on dine in or carry-out.