Special meeting March 14 for Village of Boston Heights

The Village of Boston Heights Council will host a Public Hearing March 14 at 6:30 p.m. It will be in regards to an ordinance approving the updated village zoning classification.

A copy of the Proposed Zoning Classification (Map) is available at the Boston Heights Village Hall at 45 East Boston Mills Road.

Talk on Battle of Shiloh March 8

Most Civil War buffs know about the bloody Battle of Shiloh and most of what they know is wrong! Recent scholarship and archaeology is setting the record straight.

Sydney Overall will speak on "The Battle of Shiloh" on March 8 at the Peninsula Library. Sponsored by the Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Round Table, the 7:30 p.m. event is free and the public is welcome.

On April 6 and 7 of 1862, the Union and Confederate forces slugged it out at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. Combined casualties were close to 24,000. Each side had over 1,700 killed.

Ohio contributed 27 infantry regiments, 6 artillery units and 1 cavalry unit.

In an email, Overall said, "I visited the site and nearby Corinth, MS, in April 2015. I regard the Battle of Shiloh as one of five that greatly weakened the Confederacy (Shiloh and Antietam in 1862, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga in 1863), prompting the Confederacy to totter on defeat in 1864."

"Prior interpretations of the Battle of Shiloh have overemphasized the role of the defense of the Hornet's Nest to understand the Union victory."

Preparing for kindergarten meeting March 15

Join Hudson Preschool Parents and other local organizations for parents focusing on how best to prepare preschoolers for a successful transition to kindergarten and beyond March 15 at 6 p.m. at the Hudson library's South Flood Room .

Featured speakers Sarah Jackson and Susan Hirko-Korey, early learning consultants from Summit ESC, will share techniques that can help you get your children off to a healthy start, build relationships with them throughout their lives, equip them with the necessary structure for healthy brain development and assist them in increasing their academic achievement. Instructional strategies that parents can use to address the visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic modalities of their children will also be addressed.

Please RSVP by March 10 at hudsonpreschoolparents.org.