Archive for October 9th, 2016

Serving those who served

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

This is a companion piece to the following page 1 story which was published Oct. 5.

Name: Steve Whett
Hometown: Wakeman
Branch of service: Army
Served in Vietnam 1967-1968

Steve Whett is a big guy who meets you with an equally big greeting.  In his hand is a beautiful hand-carved staff – which he calls “a stick” – to make walking a bit easier. He eases into a chair and explains …Read More

Avon considering public art department

Sunday, October 9th, 2016


By Nicole Hennessy

What does it look like when a city with an exponentially growing corporate business sector subsidizes public art and beautification efforts?

The city of Avon may soon find out.

The undertaking may require more than just earmarked funding; it may need a whole new department within the city.

Forming this art and beautification department will require City Council approval, as $20,000 of the city’s bed tax …Read More