Angelou, who inaugurated the diversity series in 1988, is a poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker and civil rights activist.ACRES Land Trust announced it reached a milestone Dec. 27 when it preserved its 5,000th acre of land with its acquisition of the 87-acre Blue Cast Springs property in northeast Allen County. ACRES has increased its holdings from 4,959 to 5,046 acres.
Blue Cast Springs contains deep ravines, more than 3,000 feet of frontage along the Maumee River, a heronry (large grouping of active blue heron nests), mature hardwood forests and diverse plant life. The property also contains several springs that have a blue cast. A luxurious health spa opened on the property in 1913 to capitalize on the water's popularity and the property's scenic beauty.
Blue Cast Springs will be opened to the public by this summer, and a special designation of the 5,000th acre will be erected on the property. ACRES is currently developing a site plan for the property that includes hiking trails and scenic overlooks.NCM Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Records will present “Josh Groban Live: All That Echoes” at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road.
Highlights include selections from his new album, “All That Echoes,” as well as hits from his 12-year career. Fans will have the chance to request songs to be included in Groban's playlist. Groban will also answer fan questions submitted via Twitter and text messages prior to the event.