The Grapevine by Martin McConnell

by Martin McConnell

An organization known as Brady’s K9 Fund will hold a fundraiser at Independence’s Topgolf, 5820 Rockside Woods Blvd. N., on Sept. 24, according to the Independence Police Department.

The event will benefit both of the department’s K-9 units, Rambo and Argo. Brady’s K9 Fund recently donated bulletproof vests to Independence’s two furry officers.

“By attending this event, you’ll be making a significant difference in the lives of these remarkable K9s,” said Brady’s fund representatives. “Proceeds from the event will go directly towards funding essential ballistics vests, ensuring that these brave dogs continue to serve and protect our communities.”

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Independence High School student Reece Wright’s science piece titled “Art of Salvation” will be published in a collection of JustWrite Ohio student works in September. JustWrite is a multi-state interscholastic creative writing program. Wright’s work was written at the Division II state tournament.

Other student writers have also been featured in collections of JustWrite material in recent months, according to Independence’s JustWrite coach Jill Wagner. Tatiana Randjelovic was featured in the organization’s realistic fiction book, which was announced Aug. 20.

The Independence Historical Society is looking for submissions for the society’s annual Cemetery Lantern Tour coming in October. Those with stories of the lives of those buried at Maple Shade Cemetery can submit a story via the society’s Facebook page. Tickets for the tour will be available Sept. 24. ∞