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November Happenings in Newton Falls

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Newton Falls – Halloween and all its festivities may be over, but like the sugar rush that remains, there is plenty happening in Newton Falls for the following month of November. 

On this quickly approaching weekend, November 9th and 10th, college students can get their holiday shopping done early or treat themselves to a day of pampering before heading home for Thanksgiving Break. Several of the businesses on the main street of downtown are participating in an Early Black Friday Sale specially designed for the interests of the area co-eds. Visit the Kutt Loose Salon and get a great trim for $10 in time to look fresh for those family photos or stop in at Pizza Hut for lunch and receive 10% off your entire order. Is your computer chugging along after all that research paper writing? Next Gen Tech is offering discounts on their computer tune-up services – call in advance for details. Are you a gamer in search of a unique new toy or a gift for a guild mate or yourself? Guild House Oasis, one of the newer shops in town, is offering 10% off games and anime when you show your college ID. These are just a handful of benefits available during this event, so make sure you bring your student ID and your wallet and take a break from your studies and make a field trip of it.

Also this weekend, on Saturday November 10th, will be a craft and vendor show at the Community Center on Quarry Street starting at 10am. Not just for college students, this event will feature local artisans and popular vendors presenting their wares just in time to inspire some early holiday shopping small-town style. Prefer to avoid the crowds at the big box stores and the craziness that is the mall scene? Mark off your list with plenty of time to enjoy a peaceful non-rushed December.

Before all the Christmas gift giving arrives, however, there is another not-to-be-forgotten holiday to inspire us to remember all the blessings we currently have, and the Newton Falls Joint Fire District has a great way to help us welcome in Thanksgiving – the annual Turkey Raffle which will be held on November 16th at Station #1 at 7pm. Each year the first responders raffle off nearly a hundred turkeys and a handful of hams, so come try your luck at gathering a gobbler!

Finally, after all that turkey and stuffing has been enjoyed (and slept off!) and the Black Friday lines have been braved, come spend Saturday, November 24th with your neighbors and community members in decorating the Christmas Tree at Four Corners Park. Starting at about 1pm, anyone wishing to lend a hand is invited to join in the post-Turkey Day fun and help hang an ornament or two or string up the lights that will be officially lit after the parade on December 1st – a lovely way to continue the spirit of the seasons and welcome in the winter holiday time of year!

In addition to her role as a contributing reporter for the Weekly Villager, Mialie T. Szymanski is the creator of the bi-weekly column “Puppy Tails”. This children’s story time column stars Doodle Dog, a floppy-eared puppy who has an optimistic perspective of the world around him. Szymanski's picture book “Doodle Dog Enjoys the Day” chronicles a day in the life of this “paws”itive pup. The upcoming read-aloud anthology “Puppy Tails: Adventures of Doodle Dog” is a collection of the columns and illustrations as seen in The Weekly Villager over the last year.