Stories tagged with: Fourth of July

July 6, 2014 - 9:03pm
6 weeks 1 day ago

Area residents got to end their Fourth of July weekend with a patriotic concert at Zanes Landing this evening.

The musical entertainment was put on by the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band. The group has been together 91 years, and according to Jeff Roquemore, Artistic Director of the band said this concert has been going on since the group was formed.

"This is probably our 91st July Fourth kind of weekend concert. We always have a very strong patriotic theme. We do have a...

July 5, 2014 - 8:20pm
6 weeks 3 days ago

The community of Somerset celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with their annual festival Saturday afternoon.

Local residents turned out to enjoy a wide variety of activities kicking off with the parade at 11AM. Ventriloquists, magicians, a talent show, pedal pull, car show, and of course, food and fireworks were also all present at Saturday's event. Deb studer, event committee member, said this is the 30th year the festival has taken place.

"This actually is done by a...

July 4, 2014 - 5:54pm
6 weeks 4 days ago

Day two of the annual Stars and Stripes on the River event kicked off Friday afternoon.

Visitors can expect food, drinks, a live band, activities and a fireworks display which began at 9:45PM. All of the funds raised support local non profit organizations. One local group in particular, Christ's Table, will be selling Lemon Shake Ups to raise money for the hungry in Muskingum County.

Keely Warder, Executive Director of Christ's Table says, "Well we're enjoying the wonderful...

July 4, 2014 - 5:35pm
6 weeks 4 days ago

The Village of Thornville was celebrating the Fourth of July in a special way Friday.

Flags and community residents lined the streets this morning to enjoy a long time community event. One local man, Ben Orr says he has been attending the parade for 30 years now. For him, it is a long time tradition.

"Was the candy, now its getting candy from the kids."

Teresa Foltz and Anne Eberts came to see the parade for their 10th and 15th years now. They described the...

July 3, 2014 - 1:46pm
6 weeks 5 days ago

Fourth of July weekend starts tomorrow and nothing says Fourth of July like fireworks. But it's important to stay safe this holiday weekend.

Donovan Jadwin, firefighter for the Zanesville Fire Department says that many of the fire realted injuries and incidents that occur are due to the use of fireworks. He explains the most common concerns when fireworks are set off.

"Biggest concern are house fires, catching brush on fire and injuries as well. There's thousands of people...

July 3, 2014 - 12:44pm
6 weeks 5 days ago

For the first time ever you will be able to get the best seat for Stars and Stripes on the River.

The Lorena Sternwheeler will be open to the public at Zane's Landing Park...and for 10 dollars you will be allowed to board the boat and watch the fireworks.  Seating will begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday..   Kelly Ashby, Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce says seating is limited so boarding will be on a first...

July 1, 2014 - 4:13pm
7 weeks 6 hours ago

With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, many will be looking forward to chowing down at family picnics.

When doing so, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department says you need to remember proper food safety both when cooking and when leaving food sit out.

"Some foods that we see implicated in food borne illnesses are things like hamburger, making sure that it's cooked properly," said Health Department Sanitarian Adam Dickerson.  "It's a good idea to...

June 30, 2014 - 2:54pm
7 weeks 1 day ago

Stars and Stripes on the River continues its annual Fourth of July celebration beginning this Thursday night.

The celebration will kick off with live music and performances by local talent at Zane's Landing Park.

"We've got it starting on July 3rd from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m," said Jaycees President Mike Fulmer. "We're going to have a local band by the name of Carson Drive playing. They're going to take a break around seven o' clock and then we're...

June 30, 2014 - 1:01pm
7 weeks 1 day ago

While many will be busy with holiday travel plans this weekend, the State Highway Patrol will be busy trying to keep the roadways safe.

Lt. Matt Boyd with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said they will have all troopers out on the roadways and putting in overtime.

"We have all the troopers at the post scheduled out to work this weekend as well as the supervisors," Boyd said. "In addition to that, we have several hours of overtime that we got...

July 4, 2013 - 4:37pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

A father daughter duo will put on the fireworks show for the city of Zanesville on Thursday.

Stephen and Amelia Vincent are licensed pyrotechnicians who are planning two different shows for the holiday.

"I am doing the downtown show for the Zanesville Jaycee's right across the river from the park," said Pyrotechnician, Stephen Vincent. My show is at the Zanesville Country Club tonight," added Pyrotechnician, Amelia Vincent-Lepi. "

Between the two shows...

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