A Light in Lindenwald: A Chat with Debbie Doerflein

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13340721_1702474433338858_915505936_oHEY!Hamilton! Contributing Editor and Correspondent Emily Simer Braun sits down with Debbie Doerflein, owner and proprietor of Heaven Sent on Pleasant Ave. in Lindenwald to discuss the celebration of the 21st anniversary of the neighborhood anchor business, Heaven Sent, and of her own trials, tribulations, and triumphs through the years.

Heaven Sent is a multi-faceted business with a history and a heart for home.  A cafe, gift shop/bookstore, floral shop, bakery, catering service, banquet hall, and wedding chapel, are occupied in the two buildings on Pleasant Avenue.  Debbie customizes all orders and services to personal needs, requests, and budget.  Her policy is a very personal touch.

Friday Gospel Fest is a new venue, and the bookstore/card and gift shop are brightly revitalized.

Twenty-one years ago, Debbie Doerflein felt called to be “A Light in Lindenwald”. She continues to shed light in the community and has dreams for a Heaven Sent future.

For further information, check www.WeddingsbyHeavenSent.com, or call (513) 856-7368.


Photos by Grace Sandlin

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May 21 Run at Miami Regionals to Benefit Student Veterans

Miami University Regionals will hold the 2nd annual 5K Run for Vets to on the Hamilton Campus 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21st.  The proceeds from the run will benefit student veteran programs at the Regionals through support and service. The run will begin at Miami Hamilton and follow a flat road course from University Blvd. to Neilen Blvd. and back.

 Early registration will occur through May 20 with day-of-registration opening at 7:30 a.m. The cost to register is $20 for early registration, $25 for day-of-registration and $15 for all veterans.

Participants will receive a race shirt and post-race refreshments. If you register early you will receive a second t-shirt the day of the race.

This event is sponsored by Marcell’s Inc. Towing & Used Parts, Flub’s, AMVETS POST 1983, Hamilton Joes, Trenton Tactical, Discover Auto Center Inc., Liberty Center, M&G Body Shop, Planet Fitness, Ross Bakery, Hamilton High School, Miami Hamilton Athletics, Hamilton Police Department, and Miami University Hamilton’s Student Veterans Association.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Quentin Jones at jonesqs2@miamioh.edu or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Hamilton/MUHSVA5k .

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