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Icon book review: Nomadland

Where positive thinking is an all-American coping mechanism

Reviewed by Robert McCool
Nomadland (W.W.North, ISBN978-0-393-24931-6) has all that a non-fiction book should have: the what, the who, the when, and most importantly, the why. It is a handbook on “Surviving America In The Twenty-First Century” as it states in its sub-title.

First off, it's a book about a growing subculture here in America, one that carries its home around on its back around the country and settles in no place for long. They refer to themselves as “rubber tramps” because they live on the open road with far-flung destinations.

Eli Garmon art work on exhibit at University of Findlay

You may watch a virtual tour with details in this story

Ada High School grad and University of Findlay student, Eli Garmon,  has work displayed in a senior art exhibition at the University of Findlay.

The artwork will be on display through March 18 in the Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery, located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion.

Garmon is pursuing a degree in graphic design and theatre performance.

While students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to view the exhibitions from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily in the Lea Gallery, the University invites guests to view the artwork virtually on the Lea Gallery's website at https://leagallery.findlay.edu/.

Here comes March event in Ada

Varsity Singers' performance, PaintINN and more

It appears that March is coming in like a lamb, and that’s the way we like it.

At the same time, Ada events are starting up appear after a very, very long winter’s nap.

Here’s Ada’s Hometown Happenings, compiled by Darlene Bowers for the Ada Icon.

You’ll discover many events planned at Ada schools including a Varsity Singers’ performance and National Honor Society inductions.

Klondike’s birthday is March 16 at Ohio Northern University as are several prospective student events that bring people to Ada.

The Inn at ONU offers a March PaintInn plus Thursday-Saturday Dinner Club. And, ugh, there's a time change in a direction that no fun on March 14.

Ada teachers and staff take the first step

Nearly 85 vaccinations given on Friday by ONU HealthWise Pharmacy staff

Vaccinations bring images to mind of elementary students visiting a doctor prior to school opening.

The tables switched on Friday. Ada school teachers and staff members had their turn receiving vaccines. They received their first of two doses of the Moderna covid-19 vaccine.

Ohio Northern University HealthWise Pharmacy staff members vaccinated nearly 85 adults in the three-hour clinic, which delayed the start of school until 10:35 a.m.

Meri Skilliter, Ada superintendent, said that the school appreciates its relationship with the ONU pharmacy program and thanked them for setting up and administering the clinic.

Live theatre you can watch at home this weekend

ONU staged production of "The House of Bernarda Alba"

The ONU School of Visual and Performing Arts will present a staged production of “The House of Bernarda Alba” by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26 through Feb. 28 via livestream on freedcenter.com.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27, with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28.

“This COVID-compliant production explores the effects isolation can have and how challenging it can be to break free of toxic situations when you are so isolated,” says director Cait Robinson.

Breastfeeding virtual presentation March 3

Blanchard Valley Health System will host a virtual presentation on Breastfeeding.

The program is part of its Live and Learn series. The program is livestreamed from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 3. Viewers may tune in following directions on the above flyer.