Area briefs

Farmers market to end

PIQUA — There are just two weeks left in the 2020 Piqua Community Farmers Market season as the last market will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10. The market has seen tremendous growth this season and attendance has been record breaking.

This week, the market will be hosting a representative from Homefull who will be doing a senior sign up for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). Area residents who are eligible for the program are 60 or older and meet income guidelines. Seniors do not need to bring anything with them to sign up for the program. Participants receive $50 worth of coupons for the growing season and the coupons are accepted at both the Piqua Farmers Market as well as Troy’s farmers market.

Those interested may also go to the Area Agency on Aging or Homefull or the Ohio Department on Aging for a description of the program.

The Piqua Community Farmers Market is held each Thursday from 3-6 p.m. on High Street in front of the Piqua Public Library.

Meals offered

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer meals to area residents.

On Thursday, Sept. 3, grilled cheese and tomato basil soup will be offered for $5 and will be available from 6-7 p.m.

On Friday, Sept. 4, Fish and/or chicken with slaw, hush puppies, fries and dessert will be offered for dine-in or carry-out. Serving begins at 6 p.m. and will cost $9

On Sunday, Sept. 6, breakfast, for dine-in or carry-out is available from 9-11 a.m. The menu includes made-to-order eggs, toast, biscuit and gravy, bacon and/or sausage and a pancake for $6.

Mon 9/7 – Beef vegetable soup and salad will be offered for $5 and will be available from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7.

Call (937) 667-1995 to order any of the meals for takeout.

Offices to close

• PIQUA — Piqua City offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 to allow city employees to observe the Labor Day holiday with their families.

Garbage, refuse, and recycling collections will not be made on Monday, Sept. 7.

Monday-Friday collections will be one day late with pick up on Saturday, Sept. 12 or Friday’s collection.

The city urges all customers to place their containers at their usual collection points the evening before for early pick ups the following day.

• Troy City offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. City council will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Hobart Arena’s Bravo Room.

City refuse collection and curbside recycling will not be delayed and will be collected on the usual weekly schedule. The Dye Mill Road Compost Facility will be closed on Sept. 7.

Cooking program planned

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services will return the Cooking With … program. Chef Rob Scott, Tipp City native and new owner of Greenfire Fresh, will cook up a meal of chicken parmesan.

Participants will assist Chef Rob with pounding of the chicken and making the marinara sauce. Art will be on hand to greet his friends and lend a hand. A glass of wine and appetizers will be provided during the class.

Participants must be at least 21 years old to attend. The cooking demonstration will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 at Greenfire Fresh (previously Greenfire Bistro) located at 965 N. Main St., Tipp City. The cost is $31 for a resident and $33 for a non-resident. Registration is required.

To register and pay, visit