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Silent movie, organ concert offered

A silent movie and free concert will be presented at the Peoples Bank Theatre at 7:30 p.m. July 13. See and experience a silent film as it would have been presented in the theater in the 1920s. Fox Theatre organist Dave Calendine will play music from the Broadway stage including “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Oklahoma,” “South Pacific,” “The Sound of Music,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Music Man” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” There will also be a military tribute. The silent film feature will be a Buster Keaton comedy called “The Electric House.”

Boost your Business workshop planned

The next Boost Your Business workshop will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Huntington Bank, 226 Third St., Marietta. The topic is “Assistance Programming for Expanding Businesses” with featured speaker Andy Keuhn, Southeast Ohio Port Authority. Boost Your Business is a monthly workshop hosted by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce. Join us for an hour of discussion geared toward helping you better your business and increase sales.

Light breakfast refreshments and coffee will be provided by Huntington Bank on Third Street in Marietta. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP by emailing

Meeting to discuss Judge Barker house

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District has requested that a public meeting be held at 11 a.m. Friday to continue discussion and planning for the preservation of the historic Judge Joseph Barker Jr. House in Newport Township. The meeting will be held at the Newport Community Center, Newport Volunteer Fire Department, 38350 State Route 7, Newport.

Both Corps staff and representatives of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office will be present, and all interested local citizens are urged to attend in order to demonstrate support for this preservation effort.

Barlow trustees to meet July 13

The Barlow Township Trustees will hold their regular meeting for July at the Township Hall at 567 Warrior Drive, Vincent, at 9 a.m. July 13.

Lodge 374 to host

community breakfast

Matamoras Masonic Lodge #374, 301 Main St., New Matamoras will hold a community breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, pancakes, cinnamon roll, orange juice and coffee. The public is invited to attend. Carry out is available.

From local reports