Business briefs – April 28

Bicycle repair and sales business to open downtown

GREENFIELD — Family Bike Chain, a bicycle sales and repair store previously located in the Green Meadows Shopping Center, invites the public to attend the grand opening 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 6 at its new location at 109 E. Main St.

Owners of the business decided to move downtown to be closer to the Pennsy Trail, a popular spot for cyclists and families alike, owner Mitch Doran said.

The new location, at the intersection of Main Street and American Legion Place, provides more space for the business to expand its retail offerings, from complete bicycles to accessories, said Doran.

Another advantage of the new location is the cyclist culture growing in downtown Greenfield, he said, adding that weekly rides leading up to the Hancock Flat-50, slated for Sept. 23, now meet 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the bike shop.

Family Bike Chain is organizing weekly family bike rides on the Pennsy Trail, meeting 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the business, Doran said.

“We’re trying to get everyone on bikes,” Doran said. “We want to expand the cycling community in Greenfield since we have such an awesome trail — we’re lucky.”

Volunteer tutors needed to help students with reading

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors for struggling readers. Tutors help students with their reading practice and encourage them to improve their reading skills. The role of tutor is to provide practice with oral reading, meaningful discussion on book content, simple reading instruction, and confidence-building motivation.

There is also a need for a tutor for English as a Second Language. Tutors help adult learners with limited English skills learn to read, write, speak, and understand English better so that they can take a more active role in society. Learners may or may not be proficient in their native language but are living in a community in which improving their understanding and usage of English is crucial to their success at home and at work.

Training and all materials will be provided. The center is located 892 S. State St. in Greenfield.

For more information, call 317-318-1006.

Local farmers markets set to open in early May

HANCOCK COUNTY — Farmers markets in Greenfield and Cumberland are set to open next week.

The Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds, 620 N. Apple St., Greenfield and the Cumberland Farmers Market, 11501 E. Washington St., Cumberland, will mark the first day of the farmers market season 8 a.m. to noon May 6. The markets will then be open every Saturday through October. More information on vendors and available products can be found on Facebook or by contacting Barb Smith at 317-697-0508.

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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or