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Jessamine County notes: Nov. 25

Christopher Ponce received the 2014 Outstanding Support Services award from Leading Age Kentucky for his work at Wesley Village Senior Living Community. From left, Wesley Village president Glenda Creech, Ponce and Wesley Village Board Chair Bill McKinney.
Christopher Ponce received the 2014 Outstanding Support Services award from Leading Age Kentucky for his work at Wesley Village Senior Living Community. From left, Wesley Village president Glenda Creech, Ponce and Wesley Village Board Chair Bill McKinney.

Christmas in the Country craft festival is Saturday

Christopher Ponce, a dining services employee at Wesley Village Senior Living Community, is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Support Services Award from Leading Age Kentucky. Ponce, a 2009 Asbury University media communications graduate, has assumed many creative roles beyond his dining duties including staff photographer, videographer, graphic artist and webmaster. Leading Age Kentucky is part of a national association of more than 6,000 not-for-profit long-term health care providers.Christmas craft festival Saturday at winery

Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at the Christmas in the Country Craft Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the First Vineyard Winery. Twenty-one vendors will be selling locally produced goods, including blackberry wine jelly, pumpkin wine candy, furniture, home accessories, pottery, jewelry, handcrafted keepsake boxes, knitted goods as well as authors signing their books. Kentucky wines will be available for tastings or for purchase by the glass, bottle or case. First Vineyard, the home of the first commercial winery in North America, is located at 5800 Sugar Creek Pike in Jessamine County. For more information, call (859) 885-9359 or visit Firstvineyard.net.

New bus service launched in Nicholasville

NichTran is a new public bus service operated Tuesday through Saturday in Nicholasville by Bluegrass Community Action. NichTran makes a loop around Nicholasville six times a day with stops at the Jessamine Senior Center, Save-A-Lot, Jessamine County Public Library, Nicholasville post office, Goodwill, Wal-Mart, Golden Corral, Adult Education and other locations. The fare is $2; veterans with a photo ID ride for $1. Riders can choose to coordinate with the JessLex line at the Jessamine Senior Center and Wal-Mart to get to Lexington locations. Route information and pricing is available at Bluegrasscommunityaction.org or call 1-800-456-6588.

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