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Hiram – Hiram went to the dogs last Saturday as the Police Department held a “Fill a Police Car” Food Drive and Pet Adoption event at the Municipal Building.  Police Chief Ed Samec, the event organizer, invited 16 pet rescue and adoption organizations to join in this community-focused event which also raised food and funds for the 4Cs Food Pantry. Samec, an avid animal lover, states his purpose in creating the event, “There are so many animals that need loving homes, and want to be part of a loving family; I wanted to create an event that offered families and homeless animals an opportunity to begin a lifetime of love.” Samec and his fiancé, both animal advocates, know all about the unconditional love pets bring to a family. Their family unit includes a rescued pit bull and greyhound, several cats and a menagerie of other pets that would make Dr. Doolittle a little jealous. And Chief Samec helped some lucky pets and their new families find it as well, with six adoptions and pending adoptions resulting from the event.

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Hot Stove Board Members Needed
Call Today
The Windham Hot Stove Organization is currently in need of board members.  If you are interested, please contact Christina at 330-274-7136 or Karen at 330-442-3226.

Volunteers Needed
ASAP
Any Adult residents of Windham interested in serving on the Windham Village Park Board please contact Phil Snyder (330) 326-3923 or call Village Offices (330)326-2622 Ext/ 223. Thank you for the consideration.

All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Oct 19
The next Western Reserve Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be Friday, Oct. 19th from 5-7pm in the Hiram College Kennedy Center.  Spaghetti with choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and ice cream, all for $ 6.00 for adults and children 8 and under FREE!  Carry-out available.  There will be a silent auction, as well as a 50/50 raffle.
Our co-host is Friends of the Garrettsville Library.

Annual Baked Chicken Dinner
Oct. 19
Garrettsville Eagles #2705,  on 8149 Water Street Annual Baked Chicken Dinner and  Chinese Auction to benefit the scholarship fund, October 19 at  4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Adults: $9.00, Children: $4.00. Open to public.

Fall Rummage Sale
Oct. 19 & 20
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, 10692 Freedom St in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual fall rummage sale and bake sale on Oct. 19 from 9am-5pm and Oct 20 from 9am-1pm. Saturday is bag day.

After Dark in the Park
Oct 19, 20, 26 & 27
The event is called “After Dark in the Park Haunted Hayride”. The dates are Oct. 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th from 7 P.M. to 12 A.M. The first hayride each day at 7 is non-scary so that the little kids can enjoy it without being scared by the actors. Admission is $8 per person and all the proceeds go to phase 2 of the Banks Park playground project. It’s held at the LAC ball fields on St. Rt. 82 in Leavittsburg/Braceville (right before St. Rt. 5, coming from Garrettsville/Windham area), Cash and Credit Cards are accepted.

3rd Annual Craft Show
Oct 20
Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St Rt. 225, Diamond, OH 44412 from 10 am– 4 pm.  We’ll have several Chinese Auction baskets compliments of area businesses. We are currently looking for crafters and patrons. If you’d like to display your crafts please go to: www.palmyratownship.com to fill out the registration form, call 330 654-5447 or 330 557-6173 to have one mailed to you, e-mail palmyrafirefliesauxiliary@yahoo.com to have one e-mailed to you or stop by the station Monday – Friday 6 AM – 6 PM.

Pumpkin Painting Party
Oct 20
Optimist Club of Newton Falls 12th annual Pumpkin Painting Party will be Oct 20 at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry St.  12pm-2pm. Children 12 & under free (includes lunch), adults $3 donation. Crafts, games, candy and Chinese Auction. Questions call Mary (330) 872-0898

Public Observing Night
Oct. 20
Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will host a public observing night from 8:00 to 10:00 PM seeking out gems of the Milky Way, such as the Ring Nebula – M57 and the Hercules star cluster M13. Viewers will also get a peek at another galaxy –Andromeda– through the impressive Cooley Telescope. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. Good sky conditions are critical to viewing; for updates and more information, see the observatory’s Web site: StephensObservatory.org or “@StephensObs” on Twitter. No reservations are required and there is no admission fee for observatory public nights. Cloudy skies at the starting time cancel the event and, in that case, the observatory will not open. There is no parking at the Observatory. Visitors may park on permissible side streets or in the nearby parking lot of Harrison’s Hideaway Convenience Store, 6821 Wakefield Road, a short distance east of the observatory.

One Room School Exhibit
Oct. 20
The One Room School Exhibit in the Shalersville Historical Society Museum will be open on Oct. 20 from 4:30 until 6:30.  Along with the museum opening, the society will have a Spaghetti Dinner in the Town Hall from 4:30 until 7:00 pm.  A complete dinner with beverages and dessert will be furnished for donations of $8.00 Adult , $7.00 Seniors, $5.00 Kids 6-12 and 5 and under free.  Come one and all, see old friends and maybe make some new ones.

“Being a Champion for God”
Oct. 20
Christian Life Center Men’s Ministry Presents Men’s Advance Conference “Being A Champion For God” Oct. 20. Early registration 8:30am. $15 per person. Guest Speaker: Rev. Mark Biel of Southeastern University and Senior Pastor at Rock of Grace Assembly of God, Kinsman Ohio. Christian Life Center is located on 5931 Rhodes Rd Kent, OH 44240.For more details call, 330-678-9234 or visit our web site at www.clckent.org

NUMC Swiss Steak Dinner
Oct. 20
Fall is here, it’s time for Swiss Steak! The Nelson UMC will be hosting their famous Swiss steak dinner on Oct. 20. The dinner will be served at the Nelson Community House (handicap accessible) on Nelson Circle. Carry out is available. Dinner will be served from 4:30-7:00 pm. the price is $9 for adults and includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. Last one until spring!

9th Annual Apple Butter Fest
Oct. 20
Apple Butter Fest will be held at 942 Gandview Rd in Lake Milton on Oct. 20, all day! There will be live praise music during the day, a bake sale with lots of apple products. Lunch is also available, including hot soup, sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, funnel cakes, plus hot & cold beverages. Apple butter will be for sale at $4 a pint, regular & sugar free. There will also be free flea market space for anyone, just no bake sale or food items, as the church will be selling them.

Swiss Steak Dinner
Oct 20
A Swiss Steak dinner will be held at the First Church of God Family Activity Center, 426 West Broad Street, Newton Falls, Ohio, by the Missions Board, on Oct. 20th, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  The cost is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 children 5 yrs-12 yrs., 4 and under, free.  The menu will be, Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, desserts and beverage.
Spaghetti Dinner
Oct 20
Spaghetti dinner will be held Oct 20 from 4-7pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on St. Rt. 88 in West Farmington with salad, bread and pie. Cost is $7 adults, ages 5-12 $4.50, under 5 is free. Carry-outs available for $7.50.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Oct. 21
Knights Of Columbus Council  #3350. 100 Superior St. Newton Falls 12:00pm-3:00pm at Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall: 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner Includes: Spaghetti & meatballs, salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and dessert. Carry out available. Adults:$7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11),  Children: FREE(5& under)

Gospel Music Concert
Oct 21
Gospel Music Concert–Windham UMC & Nelson UMC. Pastor Dave Ducommon is a member of the Indiana Gospel Music Association and has been the state organization’s vice president since 2003.  He has received numerous awards and will be sharing his music and faith on Oct 21st at 10am during the Windham UMC worship.  He will then provide a concert that evening at 6pm in Nelson Twp. at the Nelson UMC.  Pastor Dave is excited about coming and sharing his music, meeting old friends and making new ones.

Look, Lunch and Listen Features Nature Photography
Oct. 24
Join us on, Oct. 24 for a wonderful photographic journey through the seasons in Northeast Ohio with nature photographer Bruce Mack.  Mack is a well-known local photographer and member of the Cleveland Metroparks Photography Club. Mack not only shares his wonderful photos but also teaches others through local park programs on the finer points of taking photos of nature subjects, especially flowers. Programs begin at Noon in the Eykyn Room. Bring your lunch; coffee will be provided. All welcome. The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland next to West Geauga High School. The phone number is 440-729-4250.

NF School Board Meeting
Oct. 24
The Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools Board of Education meeting has  rescheduled its regular board meeting to be held on Oct. 24 at 6 pm in the board room located in the Jr. High School; 907 ½ Milton Blvd. in Newton Falls.

Business Networking Group Meeting
Oct 24
On Oct.24, 12:30pm-1:30pm, the Portage Christian Business Networking Group will meet at The Salvation Army in Ravenna, located at 268 W. Main St. The purpose of this group is to create a platform for Christian business professionals to network and encourage one another in the faith. RSVP’S are not required but appreciated and participants are welcome to bring their lunch. For more information, call or text Mike at (330)285-1937 or call the Salvation Army at (330)296-7371.

Evening of Polka
Oct 25
Everyone loves polka!  So come enjoy an evening of polka music at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living on, October 25th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.   Jake Kouwe from The Chardon Polka Band will get toes tapping with his trademark high energy music.  We’ll be enjoying the sounds AND tastes of Oktoberfest with refreshments  including beer (root beer, that is), pretzels and mustard sauce, etc.   Hoping to see you  there! The Pines at Brooks House is located at 18122 Claridon-Troy Rd. (SR 700), Hiram, OH, in Troy Township, about 5 miles north of Hiram OR about 1 mile south of SR 422.   Questions?  Call (440)834-0260, ext. 8, or e-mail your questions to “brookshouseassistedliving@gmail.com”.

Free Meals at RFC
Oct. 25
Can you believe 2012 is almost over!!! We only have 3 more free meals left for the year. The giveaway prize this month is HUGE, USEFUL and FALLISH!!! Join us for food and fun Oct. 25th 5:00 till 6:30.pm. Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio.  See you there.

Curtains Up Theatre Auditions
Oct 25 & 27
Auditions for The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre’s Production of “The Dinner Party” are Oct.25 at 7pm and Oct.27th at 1pm. In the James A. Garfield High School, choir room. Please have a monologue ready. We are looking for 3 male and 3 female characters from the age of 20 – 45. We will consider some roles close to those ages also. For more information, Please contact Jackie at rinearson05@frontier.com. Show dates are Jan. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7pm and Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:00 for “The Dinner Party” by Neil Simon. Ticket prices are $10.00 for Adults, $7.00 for children under 7 and seniors, and $5.00 for groups of 15 or more. In the James A. Garfield Iva Walker Auditorium.

Burton Wetlands Hike
Oct 27
Explore trails and pathways of the Burton Wetlands, the largest and one of the most important wetlands of the Lake Erie watershed from 9:00-11:00am. The area provides habitat for bald eagles, river otters, sandhill cranes, and a host of other wildlife. Glacial lakes, bogs, swamp forests, marshland and the old and new Cuyahoga River are all part of this fascinating complex. We will explore several segments of this important wetland complex, including the riparian areas along the Cuyahoga River, upland forests, and a glacial bog lake. Fee: $8 for nonmembers, $5 for members of Friends of the Field Station. Phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.eduto register.

Swiss Steak Dinner
Oct 27
Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss Steak dinner on Oct. 27, from 5-7PM. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.

Haunted Train Ride
Oct. 27
Cuyahoga Valley Haunted Train Ride Climb aboard if you dare for a haunted adventure riding the rails of Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad on, Oct. 27! Learn about the history and haunts of the Cuyahoga Valley. We will stop at several haunted locations so participants can take pictures and make recordings (EVP’s) of ghostly voices from the past. The train boards at the Peninsula Station 5:30 p.m. and will return to the station at approx. 9 p.m. Fee: $46 per person. For more information or to register call Aurora Parks and Recreation at 330-562-4333. Due to the mature theme this program is for Adults Only.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
Oct. 27
There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off of St.Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and will serve until 6:30 unless food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread , coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for kids. Takeouts are available. We will also have a bake sale and craft table.

“Young at Art” Exhibition
Oct 28
Meet the Artists from 2  to 4 p.m. at  The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township. At this public art reception, Geauga kids ages 5 to 12 will proudly display one or two pieces each interpreting nature through their own eyes. This ia a public reception – to which all artists, parents and teachers are especially invited The West Woods Nature Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

Free Movie
Oct 30
Genetic engineering & the secret changes in your food. A guide to the very real dangers GMO foods present to our health. Hiram Christian Church Oct 30 at 7:00pm. (330) 569-3376

Newton Falls Cake Walk
Oct. 30
Kiwanis Club of Newton Falls wants to remind all organizations that the Newton Falls Cake Walk is Oct. 30.  Cakes are to be dropped off at 16 West Broad Street, two doors east of Covered Bridge Inn, beginning at 8 a.m.  Each club will be registered for the number of cakes donated.  Proceeds from the cake walk will be donated back to the clubs depending on the number of cakes given. There will be a Halloween Costume Parade Contest at 7 p.m.  Kiwanis is handling prizes for the many community businesses and residents who have contributed them.  The cake walk will begin after prizes are given out.  Questions? Contact Bob Wujcik, Kiwanis president, at 330-872-3854.

Fall Photo Contest
Thru Nov 1
Dust off the camera and head out to the Hiram College’s James H. Barrow Field Station on Wheeler Rd. to capture an image that just might win you a fabulous prize. Categories include: landscape and flora/fauna. Prizes include a Nikon 8x40mm Action Ultra-Wide-View Binoculars. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station, whose purpose is to promote and support educational programs, conservation efforts and research activities at the Hiram College Field Station. For information and an entry form, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Chinese Auction
Nov 3
The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be holding its 4th annual Chinese Auction on Nov 3, at the Parkman Community Center located just East of the Parkman Center on State Route 422. Doors open at 3:00pm and the auction starts at 6:00pm. This year “we bundled” and the value of our items is huge. Last year the building was totally jammed, so reservations for this year’s auction are highly recommended. Call (330) 889-9600 and give us your name to guarantee your place at the auction.

Murder Mystery Night
Nov 3
Doors Open at 6:00PM.Featuring the Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre Mystery Group. $35.00 Per Ticket. Limited Number of Tickets Available…Pre-Sale Only! Mystery, Dinner, Raffles & Cash Bar “My Big Fat Geek Wedding” Mysstteerry Murrdeerr Niigghhtt. For Tickets Call Donna Bicker at 216-210-1677 or Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093. Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall • 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua. Benefit for Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation.In Memory of Melana Matson, Her Hope Shines On.

Newton Falls Library Book Sale
Nov. 3
Friends of the Newton Falls Public Library will be having a Book Sale on Nov. 3 from 9am – 4 pm.  Please bring your donations of gently used books, DVDs, and CDs to the library during the week prior to the sale. Proceeds from the sale are used by the Friends to support library programs and activities.

Quilt & Craft Auction
Nov. 3
Experience the excitement of an old-fashioned Amish Quilt and Craft Auction on, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Metzenbaum Center, located at 8200 Cedar Road, in Chesterland.  Early risers may also enjoy a hearty all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, complete with Geauga County’s rich maple syrup from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the school gymnasium.  Admission and parking to the auction are FREE.  The pancake breakfast will cost $7 for adults, $4 for children 3 to 12, and children 2 and under are free, payable at the door. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, please contact Patti Gallagher at (440) 834-9658.

19th Annual Labrae Craft Show
Nov. 3
From 10 am-4 pm at Bascom Elementary School; 1015 N. Leavitt Rd, Leavittsburg Ohio, 44430. Email BDantelope@aol.com for more info. Free admission and parking. Over 100 vendors. Homemade food being served all day.

Annual Turkey Dinner
Nov. 3
Pricetown United Methodist Church is holding their annual turkey dinner on Nov. 3. All you can eat buffet. Newton Falls High School (907 Milton Blvd. South) 4-7 pm. Adults $9, Children (5-12) $4, 4 & under free.

Chinese Auction
Nov 4
The Windham Athletic Boosters Chinese Auction on, Nov. 4th. Doors open at Noon. Drawing at 2:00pm. Held in the Windham High School Gymnasium. Well over 100 items to view! Tickets 4 for $1. Concessions and 50/50 Raffle.

NGCC Scotch Doubles
Nov 10
SCOTCH DOUBLES  BOWLING!!!!!! Come join us at SKY LANES for an evening of fun.  The cost is $40.00 per couple and this will include bowling, shoes, pizza, soft drinks and beer.  There will be a 50/50 raffle.  ALL proceeds go directly to the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard. The fun begins at 9:00 pm.

Murder Mystery Dinner “Marriage Can Be Murder”
Nov. 10
Geauga Lyric Theater Guild is proud to announce their 3rd annual Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser “Marriage Can Be Murder” on November 10. To order tickets, email your name and contact info to geaugamurdermystery@gmail.com or call 440-285-7701. Tickets are $45 each/$80 a couple/$400 for a table sponsor that includes 8 event tickets, 8 drink coupons, 16 raffle tickets, an ad in the program, and exclusive participation in the garter/bouquet toss to win a prize! This event is for those 21 years and older please. Deadline to order a ticket is Nov 2nd.

Annual 2 Grand Dinner
Nov 10
Mark your calendars for Nov 10 and support your Garfield Marching Pride at our annual 2 Grand Dinner. This year’s event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mantua on State Rt 44 just north of RT 82. Dinner will be provided by Guido’s of Ravenna and there will be a cash bar to quench your thirst.  Tickets are only $40.00 each and can be purchased from any band student or by contacting Judy Huehner @ 330-687-0630. With only 300 tickets available don’t miss out on your chance to win the $2000.00 dollar grand prize or any of the many silent auction items. Help our Pride keep marching!

Crafters & Vendors Needed
Nov. 10
Claridon Girl Scout Troop 1324 is looking for crafters and vendors for its 7th annual Santa Shoppe to be held on Nov 10 from 9a.m. to 3p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd. Tables are $20.00 each. For more information and or reservations please call Dolly at 440-635-1173.

Comedian Night
Nov 17
Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre presents their 4th Amateur Comedian Night on Nov 17 at 7:30 pm at Slim and Jumbo’s on Main Street in Garrettsville. The doors open at 7:00 pm. and the audience will pick the winners. Tickets at the door -$10.00.  Includes ticket for raffle. Amateur Comedians wishing to participate contact Jackie (rinearson05@frontier.com) for entry instructions. No fee to enter. $175.00 Grand Prize, $75.00 Second Place, $50.00 Third Place.

Elk Foundation Annual Banquet
Nov 17
The Lake Erie Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Foundation (RMEF) is holding its annual fundraising banquet on Nov. 17at St. Denis Party Center, Chardon. The RMEF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the future if wildlife and their habitat. Please contact Ed Jackson (440) 567-0847 or (440) 834-8728 or Eric West (440) 667-6287

12 Gauge Raffle
Nov. 20
Windham American Legion Post 674 S.A.L. Remington 870 Exp. Comb 12 gauge raffle. Ticket price $1 each or 6 for $5. Call (330) 326-3188 or (330) 998-1118. Drawing will be held Nov. 20 at 5pm. Winner need not be present. Be ready for that big buck!

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Breakfasts at Post 674
Mondays
American Legion Post 674 will be having breakfast every Monday from 7 am to 11 am
price is $6.00 .  Eggs, biscuits and gravy ,french toast, omlets, pancakes, bacon, sausage. and toast  9960 E Center  St (SR 303) Windham ,Oh

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The dust has not settled for these derby racers as they travel the country pursuing excellence in Soap Box derby racing.  Portage County had 2 rally racers last year, this year there are 8 rally racers pursuing their goal to be the world champ at Derby Downs next year.  There is a rally race almost every week-end, somewhere in the U.S. They have raced in Columbus, Lancaster, Akron, Cleveland Charleston, WV, Owensboro, KY, Dubois, PA. So far these 8 racers have accumulated a grand total of 25 trophies. 

Set amidst the rolling hills of Kirtland, Ohio dozens of tents of varying colors and sizes punctuated the landscape of Holden Arboretum. Housing everything from animal clinics to local business, and t-shirt to novelty vendors, there was truly something for everyone to see and do. After an impassioned blessing of the animals, attendees were invited to pause for a moment of silence in memory of animals who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment; as well as for pets who have recently passed away.
Not even the crisp morning air and intermittent rainstorms could quash the excitement as thousands of dogs, accompanied by their humans, gathered near the starting line of the one-mile dog walk. Leading the pack at this year’s event were Issac and Zoey, who won the honor by participating in Rescue Village’s poetry contest. Throughout the walk, activity stations encouraged walkers to stop and complete various activities with their canine companions.

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Breakfasts at Post 674
Mondays
American Legion Post 674 will be having breakfast every Monday from 7 am to 11 am
price is $6.00 .  Eggs, biscuits and gravy ,french toast, omlets, pancakes, bacon, sausage. and toast  9960 E Center  St (SR 303) Windham ,Oh

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All Marched Out
Call Now
The Marching Pride is  selling the old band uniforms.  If you are a member past, present  or just a fan of the band the cost is $50.00. Please contact Judy Huehner for more information @ 330-687-0630 Grab your piece of history before they are all gone.

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When railroad tracks were laid across the country in the 19th century, transportation flourished. Although many railroad tracks are still being used, many have become obsolete and abandoned eyesores criss-crossing miles of land. However, different organizations, most notably the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, have transformed several abandoned railway corridors into recreational trails and bike routes.

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Madison -  The Winegrowers of the Grand River Valley are pleased to announce their premiere tasting event, “Cask 1012”, on September 15th from Noon-5 p.m.  Join Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, and St. Joseph Vineyards for this drive yourself tour.  The wine tasting, which includes the limited release of the Cask 1012 red wine, will be paired with food samples to compliment the wine perfectly.  

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Freedom Twp. – The Singing Weavers will be ministering at the First Congregational Church of Freedom on September 16 at 10:30am; a covered-dish dinner will follow.
The Singing Weavers is a three-generation family group. They have been traveling and spreading God’s love through music and sharing the gospel for 40 years.
Their ministry started in 1971 with Linda and Verlin Weaver traveling and singing with their children Dennis, Terri and Vickie. In 1985, Dennis married Chris. She has been singing with the family ever since.
Pastor Jim and Janie Melick invite the public to come and join us in an uplifting and joyful service with The Weavers and plan to stay for a delicious covered-dish dinner afterwards.
The church is located at St. Rt. 88 and St. Rt. 303 in Freedom Township

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All Marched Out
Call Now
The Marching Pride is  selling the old band uniforms.  If you are a member past, present  or just a fan of the band the cost is $50.00. Please contact Judy Huehner for more information @ 330-687-0630 Grab your piece of history before they are all gone.

Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church
Visit Now
Looking for a church to worship and praise God? Come and meet everyone at the Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church, 1000 Park Ave. Ravenna. Sunday school 10 am, Morning worship 11 am, and evening worship 6:30 pm.

Hiram Wind Ensemble
Tues & Thurs
The Hiram Wind Ensemble is looking for Brass players. Do you play trumpet, French horn, trombone, or tuba? if so, WE NEED YOU! Haven’t played for a while? we accept students at all ability levels. Community members welcome too. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 5:45pm in Frohring Recital Hall in the music building. We have instruments available for you to use. Email Professor Young if interested @youngke@hiram.edu woodwinds and percussionists are also welcome.

“5th Quarter”
Friday nights
Please join us for the 5th Quarter after EVERY James A. Garfield football game at the Numa Cafe inside the Lifechurch across from JAG High School. Come in to get coffee or hot chocolate and wait for your student to get back from the games in a warm inviting atmosphere. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the GARFIELD MVP CAMERA FUND

Plat Directories
Available now
2012 Geauga County Plat Directories are now available at the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District office!  Long-awaited and hot off the presses, these detailed reference books provide information including properties, ownership and acreage and are available for $30.  For more information or to purchase a plat book, stop by the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District at 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, Ohio 44021 or call 440-834-1122.

Windham Free Community Dinner
Sept 13
A free  community dinner  will be served Sept 13,  at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St. Windham.  It will feature “Chicken Suzzane.” The dinner will be served  from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., while supply lasts.   All are welcome, bring your friends.  The dinner is provided by the Congregational UCC of Windham.  They are providing free dinners on the second Thursday of each month.  There is a ramp access at the front of the building.  No carry-outs.  For more information call 330-326-3133.

Mantua Story Time
Beginning Sept 13
Story Time for Children ages 2-5 (parents and younger siblings welcome) Beginning Thursday September 13th and each Thursday, unless Crestwood schools are closed. We provide an hour of stories, crafts, music, movement, and social interaction. No need to sign up or register, just come every week.  Mantua Center Christian Church 4118 State Route 82, Mantua (At the corner of S. R. 82 and Mantua Center Road)

Fish Fry
Sept 14
Garrettsville Eagles fish fry. Sept 14 4-7:30. To go orders welcome. (330) 527-2330

Mantua Legion #193 Monthly Soup Supper Rescheduled
Rescheduled for Sept 14
Mantua Legion and Auxiliary #193 has rescheduled its monthly soup supper to Sept 14 at 6:00 pm. The cost for soup, salad and dessert is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Open to public.

Come Fly with Us
Sept 15
Everyone is invited to spend an hour or spend the day on Sept 15th creating memories with family and friends getting back to basics with some kite flying!  Members of the O.S.E.K. (Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites) will be at Overlook Park, St. Rt. 168, Parkman from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.with their specialty kites and a Make It-Take It workshop for the kids.  Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76 will have refreshments for sale throughout the day.  We’ll have sprint races for all ages, a patriotic fly at noon and our DJ will be there with some fun tunes for all to enjoy.

Marching Pride On-the-road
Sept 15 & 22
The Marching Pride will be taking the show on the road over the next few weeks. The next show is September 15 when the Pride will attend the University of Akron Band Day where the Pride will march with Akron Zips band at halftime. The third show is on September 22 at 7 pm at Aurora. Come out and cheer on your MARCHING PRIDE!

Rusyn Day Picnic
Sept 15
The Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society is sponsoring its 8th annual Rusyn Day Picnic, or Vatra, on Sept.15 from Noon to 8 pm. There will be ethnic food, music, folk dancing, genealogy and sales. It will be held at the Shrine of Mariapoch, 17486 Mumford Road, Burton which is north of Route 422. It will be held rain or shine and there is free admission. All are welcome. For more info, call Bonnie at (440) 729-2045 or Jim at (330) 544-0107.

DTJ Clambake
Sept 16
Serving 1-3 pm by reservation only $25 per bake, extra clams $8 per dozen. Hot dogs, chips and pop available for children for $3.50. Czech beer is available at the bar. For reservations call Bruce (440) 543-8494

Sandy Glass in Concert
Sept. 16
You are cordially invited to join us a the Nelson UMC, Sept. 16 to experience the gospel music of Sandy Glass. The church is located on Nelson Circle, 9367 St. Rt. 305 in Garrettsville. The concert will be held 8am-10:30am. Come one and all to hear the message through music.

Contra Dance
Sept 17
Chagrin Falls Contra Dance. September 17th at the Chagrin Falls
Township Hall (83 North Main Street).  A lively and lovely dance to folk music.  Live music performed. Lesson at 7:30pm.  Dance 8-10:30pm.  Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

Loaves and Fishes Dinner
Sept 18
Covenant Bible Fellowship (8146 High St., Garrettsville) invites you to share in our Loaves and Fishes Dinner on Sept. 18 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The menu will be Sausage Sandwiches, French Fries, Corn on the Cob and Jell-O. There are no income restrictions. If you should have any further questions, please contact our office at 330.527.4205. We look forward to serving you!

Rummage & Bake Sale
Sept 19
The Southington UMC Day Circle, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington will be having a rummage & bake sale Sept 19 from 9am-4pm. Lunch of homemade soup, sandwiches, drinks and desserts will be served. Carry outs available. Bag date will be Sept 20 from 9am-11am.

Monthly Meeting
Sept 20
The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Sreel Co. will have their regular monthly meeting on Sept 20 at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall, 684 North Park Ave. in Warren.

Parkman Schools
Sept 20
Parkman Historical Society presents Parkman Schools from the years 1901 to 1914 Sept. 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community House on St. Rt. 422 in Parkman, Ohio

Southern Gospel Concert
Sept 21
Down Home Gospel Presents Southern Gospel Concert at Akron Free Will Baptist 1802 Eastwood Ave Akron, Ohio. 7:00pm – 9:00pm Sept 21.  Doors open 6:15pm. Host Group: Down Home Gospel Q.T. / Akron, OH. Guest Group: Road Less Traveled. / West Hamlin, WV. & Church Talent. Love offering will be taken! For more information call 330 256 3114

Hot Dog Buffet
Sept 21
Join us September 21st from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm for a HOT DOG
BUFFET!  With over a dozen dog toppings, baked beans and potato salad, it’s a perfect way to kick off football night or celebrate after the game!  Kids $2.50; Adults $5.00 or All You Can Eat for only $8.00.  Carry out available too.  Help us raise money for the Security Camera project at JA Garfield, the 2013 Scholarship Fund, and more. Join us at Life Church AG, 10280 State Route 88, Garrettsville, OH (across from JAG High School).

Firehouse BBQ Chicken Dinner
Sept 22
Firehouse BBQ Chicken Dinner will be held Sept 22 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Middlefield UMC. Menu includes ½ grilled chicken basted with fireman’s famous recipe sauce, red skin potatoes, baked beans, salad bar, dessert and beverages. Tickets at the door $12. Children 7 & under eat free with a hot dog meal. The church is located at 14999 South State Ave Middlefield. For more info call (440) 632-0480

Special Service
Sept 22
The Rev. Samuel Goebel will minister at special services at the Freedom Community Center, 8940 state Route 700, Freedom Township. The services will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, and 11 a.m. & Sept. 23. Goebel, the former pastor of the Family of Jesus Fellowship in Ravenna, will preach the uncompromising truth of God’s Word. For more, visit www.bethelspringsfellowship.org

Equinox Program
Sept 22
Autumn has slowly been painting her way across Northeast Ohio, but the first day of fall isn’t officially recognized until the Autumn Equinox of September 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Observatory Park, 10610 Clay Street, Montville Township. Registration is not required for this program, which is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 22
Spaghetti Dinner including salad, bread, beverage, and dessert.Sept.22 from 4-6 pm. At Newton Falls United Methodist Church: 336 Ridge Road. Cost:  Free Will Donation

Community Day
Sept. 22
Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 14780 Mayfield Rd, E. Claridon. From 2-7pm, enjoy a picnic dinner, free entertainment for all ages, worship 101, Raffles, corn hole tournament, bounce house and slide, sumo suits, Velcro wall, guessing games and pie auction. Call (440) 635-4744 for more details

Gospel Fest
Sept. 23
The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups.  Interested groups can call the church for an application.  The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.

Basket-Making Event
Sept 24
N. Bloomfield Historical Society is hosting a basket-making event on Sept 24 from 5-8pm. In the town hall on the common at the intersection of SR 45 & 87. Participants will make a jelly basket with handle in walnut color. $20 per person. RSVP by Sept 19. Kathy (440) 685-4425 or Liz (440) 685-4582 for reservations.

Hubs Square Dance Class
Sept 24
Fun + Friendship + Fitness!  That’s Western-Style Square Dancing. The Hubs Square Dance Club is now accepting reservations for new dancers.  Beginner Dances, with the first night free, will begin on Sept. 24 at Bainbridge Community Church, Rt 306, just south of Rt. 422 from 7 to 9:30 pm. We’ve been dancing since 1970 and invite all ages to participate in square dancing. Get out of the Rut! To register or for more information  call 330-562-8719 or 330-842-1171.

Fall Fish Sale
Sept. 24
The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Fall Fish Sale is right around the corner!  We are currently taking orders for fingerling-size largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish mix, minnows, white amurs, and yellow perch.  The Fish Sale will be held on Sept. 25 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Sept. 24th.  Please visit the district website at www.geaugaswcd.com or call (440) 834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.

Getting Ahead Workshop
Starting Sept 25
Getting Ahead is a 10-week workshop series where participants work in groups to examine the impact of poverty on themselves and their communities and to explore the world through the lens of economic class. This class is ideal both for individuals who are working to transition from poverty to self-stability or middle-class individuals that want to better serve their community. Class runs 5:30pm-8:00pm, every Tuesday starting Sept. 25, at The Salvation Army in Ravenna, located at 268 W. Main St. For more information call (330)296-7371 or visit www.empowerportage.com.

Networking Group
Sept 26
On September 26, noon-1pm, the Portage Christian Business Networking Group will meet for the first time at The Salvation Army in Ravenna, located at 268 W. Main St. The purpose of this group is to create a platform for Christian business professionals to network and encourage one another in the faith. RSVP’S are not required but appreciated and participants are welcome to bring their lunch. For more information, call or text Mike at (330)285-1937 or call the Salvation Army at (330)296-7371

Free Community Dinner
Sept 27
QUESTION: Who has the best food, a free drawing, music and a fun family evening for FREE? ANSWER: The Free Community Dinner at the Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio, Sept 27th. Time is 5-6:30 pm.

Girls Youth Basketball
Sept 28
Registration for Girls Youth Basketball is held through September 28.  Teams will be formed by the following grades: 1-3, 4-6 (depending upon sign-ups).  Practices and games are held at various schools in Ravenna.  Practices will begin in late October; games are held November to January.  Ravenna city taxpayer fee is $40; non-city taxpayer fee is $48.  For information & registration stop in at Ravenna Parks & Recreation Department at 530 North Freedom St., or call (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 pm.

Inspired by Nature” Necklace Workshop
Sept. 28
Come to the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87), Newbury/Russell Townships from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept 28. A fee of $12 covers materials and instruction; however, if you have clay tools and ceramic tile on which to work, please bring them. Registration is required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516 for this program, which is suitable for those age 10 or older and wheelchair/stroller accessible.

NGCC Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 29
Please join the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard for an All- You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction on Saturday, September 29th.  Dinner will be served from 4:00-7:00pm at the Nelson Community House.  The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, homemade rolls, dessert and beverage.  The admission price includes 1 free ticket for the Chinese Auction.  The cost is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 3-12 years old and children under 3 years old eat free.  All proceeds to benefit the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard to further our mission to “Shut The Door On Hunger” in our community.

Youth Sportsfest
Sept 29
The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club will host a free NRA Youth Sportsfest on Sept. 29 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Fish & Game Club of Vienna on SR 193 across from the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport.  The purpose of this event is to teach basic gun & archery safety, demystify firearms by providing hands-on experience, and provide an enjoyable learning experience to all youth ages 9 to 18 years old.  Pre-registration before SEPTEMBER 24 is required at (330) 898-4486 or email at larrybeard@aol.com.  Parents must sign a release.  No guns owned by the participants are to be brought to this event!!

“Living well with Fibromyalgia”
Sept 29
A free forum, “Living Well With Fibromyalgia,” co-sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and UH Geauga Medical Center, will offer more information about fibromyalgia while exploring management strategies and treatment options. The forum will be held, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sisters of Notre Dame Auditorium, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, a continental breakfast will be available. Parking is in two adjacent lots and some walking is required. Pre-registration is required due to limited space. Register online at http://chardonfibroforum.kintera.org OR call 800-245-2275, ext. 6437.

Craft Show
Sept 29
The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Ravenna is hosting their annual craft show on Saturday, September 29, from 9 am to 3 pm at 420 S. Prospect St in Ravenna.    There will be a variety of vendors attending with soaps, jewelry, quilts, Avon, Tupperware, gift boxes, and many other types of crafts all at reasonable prices.   There will be a bake sale and a lunch counter that will offer delicious food items for lunch and snacking.     A raffle will be held with gifts donated by all the vendors at 2:45 pm.  The tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5.

Nature Break: Women’s Retreat
Sept. 29
A Women’s Retreat will be held on Sept 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bass Lake Preserve Lodge, 11445 Lakeview Drive, Munson Township
During the retreat, find sessions in canoeing on Bass Lake, yoga in a natural setting, geocaching and art with recycled materials. Bring a matt for yoga, too. Registration and a fee of $6 are required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516 for this program, which is suitable for adult women and partially wheelchair accessible, as some activities may be off trail. Lunch will be provided by Zeppe’s Tavern & Pizzeria.

VFW Huge Rummage Sale
Sept. 29
9:00 am – 4:00 pm VFW Post 1055, Ravenna; 6000 New Milford Road.  Household Items, Hunting/Fishing/Camping Gear, Tools/Cake Decorating Supplies, You Name It, We’ll Have It! Lunch and homemade baked goods available. Want to rent a table? Hurry they go fast! Call (330) 931-8910

Chicken Roast
Sept 29
Windham American Legion Post 674 S.A.L. Chicken Roasts will be Sept 8 & 29 from 3-8 pm. $8 per chicken. Side dishes are available from the Lady’s Auxiliary.

Burton Art Show
Entry Date: Oct. 1
The Friends of the Burton Public Library are looking for entries for the 2012 Burton Art Show to be held October 9-14 at the Burton Public Library, Burton, Ohio. Entry Date Oct. 1, 6-8p.m.at the Burton Public Library. FEES:  $5.00 (nonrefundable) per item entered; maximum of 3 items per artist  Artists (16 yrs. & older) that live, work, or attend school in Geauga or Lake counties are invited to submit their work.  Entry forms are available at all public libraries in Geauga and Lake Counties and also online at www.burton.lib.oh.us.  For more information call Kathy Schaefer at 440-834-4466.

Harvest Moon Pig Roast and Chinese Auction
Oct .6
Event will be held at the Nelson Community Center on Oct 6, from 2-6 pm. Admission is a family-sized covered dish or donation of $7 per person. Contact Terry Allen (330) 527-4645 or go to pixleypark.org for more info.

Master Gardeners Volunteers
Oct. 6
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. this is the time to buy and plant bulbs.  Master Gardener Casey Judd will discuss bulbs that bloom in each season. Light refreshments and handouts included in $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register. Class will be held at the  Patterson Center on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OH 44021.

Tickled Pink Shopping Extravaganza
Oct. 6
Fall is in the air and that means that the holiday season can’t be far behind!  Get a jump on your holiday gift shopping at the Friends of WomenSafe Tickled Pink Shopping Extravaganza.  For the low admission price of $1.00 (children under 12 free) on October 6, 2012. You’ll have the chance to win great items at the Chinese Auction or cash from the 50/50 Raffle!  The Coffee Corner in Burton will be serving reasonably priced sandwiches, cookies and beverages.  Shopping hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kent State University Geauga Campus, 14111 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton.  Although space is limited, there is still room available for vendors.  Call Amanda at #440-413-6637 for more information. Proceeds from this event go to support the important work of WomenSafe, which has been serving families throughout Northeast Ohio for over 30 years.  Friends of WomenSafe, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with the sole mission of generating unrestricted funds for WomenSafe, is proud to host this exciting sale.

Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 6 & 7
We would like to invite you to attend our country festival. We are located in Huntsburg, Ohio in Geauga County at the intersections of State Routes 322 & 528. We are celebrating our 43rd year.There is no entrance fee and all of our contests, entertainment and attractions are free.  We offer free parking and a free shuttle service from the parking areas to the Festival grounds 10:00 am till 6:00 pm

Oktoberfest/Polka Mass
Oct. 7
Mass will be held at noon. Dinner, dance and family fun will be at 1:30pm. Dinner reservations required. Tickets on sale thru 9/30 after mass. Dinner dance $10, takeout dinners $8, kids meal $5. For reservations call DeAnna (440) 758-2028 or Karen (440) 233-4700. St. Edward Church-Parkman. No reservations needed for mass

3rd Annual Craft Show
Oct 20
Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St Rt. 225, Diamond, OH 44412 from 10 am– 4 pm.  We’ll have several Chinese Auction baskets compliments of area businesses. We are currently looking for crafters and patrons. If you’d like to display your crafts please go to: www.palmyratownship.com to fill out the registration form, call 330 654-5447 or 330 557-6173 to have one mailed to you, e-mail palmyrafirefliesauxiliary@yahoo.com to have one e-mailed to you or stop by the station Monday – Friday 6 AM – 6 PM.
Vendors Needed
Oct 13
The annual Fall Bazaar will be held at Burton Congregational Church from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 13.  Craft vendors are welcome to reserve a table.  The cost is $20.  To reserve a table, call Kathy Uncapher at 440-834-1172.  The church is also accepting rummage sale items (no clothing), which may be dropped off at the church from 9 until noon on Mondays through Thursdays or on Sunday mornings.   Donations of crafts of any kind may also be dropped off at the church at these times.  Donations of baked goods may be brought to the church on October 12 or 13.   The Burton Congregational Church is located at 14558 W. Park Street in Burton Village.  The church phone number is 440-834-4495

64th Annual Apple Butter Festival
Oct. 13 & 14
The 64th Annual Apple Butter Festival comes to Century Village Museum Oct. 13 and 14. This year, for the first time, fans of this Geauga County tradition will be able to compete for the titles of festival King and Queen. The 2012 Apple Butter Festival is sponsored in part by Geauga Bow. Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12. Festival organizers are still looking for volunteer stirrers. Anyone interested in helping should contact the Geauga County Historical Society office at 440-834-1492.

Murder Mystery Night
Nov 3
Doors Open at 6:00PM.Featuring the Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre Mystery Group. $35.00 Per Ticket. Limited Number of Tickets Available…Pre-Sale Only! Mystery, Dinner, Raffles & Cash Bar “My Big Fat Geek Wedding” Mysstteerry Murrdeerr Niigghhtt. For Tickets Call Donna Bicker at 216-210-1677 or Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093. Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall • 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua. Benefit for Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation.In Memory of Melana Matson, Her Hope Shines On.

Murder Mystery Dinner “Marriage Can Be Murder”
Nov. 10
Geauga Lyric Theater Guild is proud to announce their 3rd annual Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser “Marriage Can Be Murder” on November 10. To order tickets, email your name and contact info to geaugamurdermystery@gmail.com or call 440-285-7701. Tickets are $45 each/$80 a couple/$400 for a table sponsor that includes 8 event tickets, 8 drink coupons, 16 raffle tickets, an ad in the program, and exclusive participation in the garter/bouquet toss to win a prize! This event is for those 21 years and older please. Deadline to order a ticket is Nov 2nd.

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New Classes At GLTG

Registering Now

Geauga Lyric Theater Guild. In the after-school class “Ipaint” and  “American Tall Tales” as well as Over 20 Classes in the arts for youth through adults are being presented this season. For a full listing go to www.geaugatheater.org, or call the business office at 440-285-7701. Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water Street in Chardon, and the Arts Center is across the street at 106 Water Street.

 

Newton Falls Season Passes

On Sale Now

Tickets are on sale at the Superintendent’s Office, located at 909½ Milton Blvd., for the upcoming Newton Falls Tiger Football Season from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The cost for reserved season passes for 5 home games is $40.00.  Also available, are 10-game passes for adults for $50.00, and student 10-game passes for $30.00.  These 10-game passes are good for any varsity event, i.e., volleyball, soccer, football, basketball or track. Family passes are also available.

 

All Marched Out

Call Now

The Marching Pride are selling the old band uniforms.  If you are a member past, present  or just a fan of the band the cost is $50.00. Please contact Judy Huehner for more information @ 330-687-0630 Grab your piece of history before they are all gone.

Windham –   Support for the Windham school children was overwhelming this past Sunday, as for the second year in a row the Windham Post of the American Legion and Windham Police joined together to help those in need, bringing together those in the community who gave monetary donations and those who donated school supplies.  Chief Gene Fixler of Windham Police estimated that this year more than twice the amount of school supplies had been donated, and the cruiser was virtually filled front to back. All proceeds from the sale of breakfasts prepared by the American Legion Post 674 Ladies Auxiliary members was also donated.  Legion Commander Jim Pace and 1st Vice Commander Paul Fitzgerald were instrumental with the Chief in helping to plan the event, which in which a total of $505 in cash was collected to be presented to Windham Schools along with the huge amount of school supplies collected, which will be distributed by the schools to those in need.  Chief Fixler stated “I am proud of our community for their generous support to our children. This is one of many reasons that Windham is a wonderful place to live”.

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Geauga County – Enjoy the beauty of a Geauga County autumn as you participate in Geauga County Tourism’s Annual Fall Scavenger Hunt August 29 through September 29.This fun activity leads you to explore ten locations within the county to answer questions on a Scavenger Hunt sheet. The “hunt” is great fun for all ages and can be done in one day, or over several days. All of the locations are local businesses with various hours, so it’s best to check hours before planning your route.  The questions can be answered by simply visiting each stop and enjoying some of our great small businesses.

Garrettsville – The Fourth Annual SkyLane’s Youth Bowling Camp was held last week at SkyLane Bowling Alley in Garrettsville.  Over 35 kids participated in the 3-day camp which included instruction on the basic fundamentals of bowling.  The camp was a “tremendous success” said Youth Coordinator Ken Brigham.  Each camper received over 12 hours of instruction and had a lot of Fun in the process.

SkyLanes will be having sign-ups for Saturday morning Youth Leagues this Saturday from 9:00am to Noon.  Free bowling will also be offered from 9:00am to noon for everyone.  Please call the alley for lane reservations at (330)527-9999.

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Kent — CARF International announced that Townhall II has been accredited for a period of three years for its Horizon House women’s residential treatment program, Outpatient substance abuse/addiction treatment services for adolescents and adults, adult Intensive Outpatient treatment program, outpatient mental health counseling services for adults, and substance abuse prevention/diversion programs for children and adolescents.  The latest accreditation is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Townhall II.

Garrettsville – As some of you know, Bob and Lisa Schwan will no longer manage the G-plex. However, there is good news! The G-plex will remain a sports complex and will be managed by Ed Carpenter of Aurora and his son, Matt. The new team will continue with many of the same programs as previously held at the facility. A soccer program will begin in the fall, as well as softball and baseball instruction. A training room will be added, and other improvements are being made. For updated opening information and start-up dates, call the G-plex at (330) 527-9000, or just stop by to meet the new managers. Let’s welcome the Carpenters to Garrettsville and to the G-plex. 

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The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association awarded three $1,500 grants to deserving college seniors at their August 7th picnic supper at Observatory Park in Montville, Ohio.  The three recipients were Emily Stiftar, a graduate of Newbury High School and education major at Ohio Wesleyan, Kristin Habe, a graduate of Chardon High School and Lake Erie College who now attends Notre Dame majoring in education, and Jasmine Nelson, a graduate of Berkshire High School who now attends Kent State University majoring in Education.

Hiram – There is no more recurrent and pervasive problem in the world than food and world hunger, and the entire campus of Hiram College will be focusing on it this school year with a series of public events, and focused learning opportunities.

In the 2012-13 school year more than a dozen major events and seventeen courses across many academic disciplines will explore this year’s “Food and Hunger” theme at Hiram. Each year since 2006, Hiram’s Center for Engaged Ethics has selected a theme around which the campus and community do common reading linked to academic coursework and lectures by scholars and experts about an “urgent challenge of the day.”  Past themes have included war, civility, and sustainability.

See something you’ll never forget, then notice it for years to come – guaranteed!

Witness the annual phenomenon of hundreds of chimney swifts swirling tornado-like and then plummeting into an old chimney en route to South America – an unforgettable spectacle by all accounts.

The Bird Tornado Strikes Again will be presented on Wednesday, September 5th at the Chardon Square Gazebo  and on September 12th at the Burton Square Gazebo.  Both programs will take place  from  7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

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New Classes At GLTG

Registering Now

Geauga Lyric Theater Guild. In the after-school class “Ipaint” and  “American Tall Tales” as well as Over 20 Classes in the arts for youth through adults are being presented this season. For a full listing go to www.geaugatheater.org, or call the business office at 440-285-7701. Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water Street in Chardon, and the Arts Center is across the street at 106 Water Street.

 

Newton Falls Season Passes

On Sale Now

Tickets are on sale at the Superintendent’s Office, located at 909½ Milton Blvd., for the upcoming Newton Falls Tiger Football Season from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The cost for reserved season passes for 5 home games is $40.00.  Also available, are 10-game passes for adults for $50.00, and student 10-game passes for $30.00.  These 10-game passes are good for any varsity event, i.e., volleyball, soccer, football, basketball or track. Family passes are also available.

School Supply Collection

Donate Now

First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, is currently collecting school supplies to distribute to Windham school students.  All donations are being accepted at the church or by any member.  Suggestions include: paper, pens, pencils, pen & pencil refills, markers, highlighters, money (we’ll do the shopping for you), markers, crayons, notebooks, shoes, report covers, etc.  The collection will run through the end of Aug and the distribution will be handled in conjunction with the Windham schools.  If interested call 330-326-2293 or 330 671-1426.

 

James A. Garfield Class of 1987

Save This Date!

Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help “the cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

 

3rd Annual Rib Dinner

Fridays in Aug.

The Mantua council of the Knights of Columbus will host their 3rd annual Rib Dinner Fridays during August 2012.  Delicious, slow-cooked St. Louis Style Rib Dinners will be offered for carryout or you are welcome to picnic on our lawn. Regular Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Baked Potato, Cole slaw, Baked Beans and Corn on the Cob for $12.50 each.  Light Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Cole slaw and baked beans for $11.00 each.  Extra Cob Corn, Baked Potatoes and Bottled Water will also be available $1.00 each. Come on out and enjoy our most delicious rib dinners between 4-7PM on Fridays August 3, 10, 17 & 24th.  Mantua K of C is located on State Route 44 just north of Route 82 in Mantua, Ohio. We have a beautiful country setting, perfect for lawn style picnics.  So pack your blanket, bring your own beverage, play some games and enjoy a delicious rib dinner. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Dance Lesson Registration

Through Sept 4

Ravenna Parks and Recreation is registering for Ballet & Tap lessons for children 6 and up,  baton lessons for children ages 4 through 18 years old, Hip Hop dance lessons for children Grades 1st through 12th grade, Pre-Dance lessons for children 3 to 5 years old Registration and payment in person during registration through September 4.  Enrollments are taken only during the fall of 2012.  For more info contact Ravenna Rec at (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.  Office located at 530 N. Freedom Street, Ravenna.

 

Community Appreciation Night At Burton Public Library

Aug 23

The community is cordially invited to Burton Public Library’s “Community Appreciation Night” on August 23 at 7:00 p.m. In addition to the free concert, the library along with the Burton Historic District Association is proud to host the release of the “Burton, Ohio” book by Arcadia Publishing. Please join us for a fun evening.Library is located at 14588 W. Park Street, on the square in Burton Village 440-834-4466.

 

Free Meal

Aug 24

The Nelson UMC will be hosting a free meal Friday Aug 24 from 4-6 pm. The menu includes cabbage casserole, carrots, cake and beverages. Any questions call (330) 527-2268

 

Bat Program

Aug. 24

A bat program will be presented on Aug. 24, 8:00 p.m. at Buchert Park, 4808 High St., Mantua Village.  Biologists from Davey Resource Group will net bats to observe up close, then  learn about their habits, ecosystem benefits and the threats they face. For more information, contact the Portage Park District at 330-297-7728

 

Renaissance Family Center Party

Aug 24

There is a party at the Renaissance Family Center for Social Security and Medicare and you are invited to share in the free refreshments.  So join us Aug 24th 10-2 pm.  There will be information and displays and much more. Join us you won’t you?

 

Middlefield Chamber Golf Outing

Aug 24

The First Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing at Grandview Golf Course in Middlefield. Scramble, contests, lunch, dinner, prizes.  Register to golf as individual or team at 440-632-5705. All proceeds got to purchase security equipment for Cardinal Local School

 

3rd annual Memorial Music Festival

Aug 25 

Event will be held at the Nelson Ledge Estates Pavillion on Aug 25. Come and enjoy a day of music, food and memories. Donations gratefully accepted. Bring a picture of your loved one to place on the memorial wall. Questions call Ron (330) 527-4411 or Betsy (440) 548-2226

 

Benefit for Emme-Kate Greenwell

Aug 25

Benefit will be held on Aug 25 at The Big Dog, 432 Highland Ave. in Ravenna. Activities including; corn hole, bake sale, DJ, 50/50 raffle, face painting, kids games, and much more, starts at 2:00pm. Rigatoni dinner starts at 4:00pm and cost $6.50 per person. Emme-Kate suffered a severe stroke and is still hospitalized. The proceeds from this benefit is to help her family with medical expenses.

 

Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

Aug. 25

The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Aug. 25th from 4:00 to 7:30 pm. Dinners include choice of baked potato or french fries, green beans, salad and  roll. Cost is $12.00 for steak or $8.00 for chicken. Open to the public.

 

TEXAS Hold-em Tournament

Aug. 25

American Legion Post #674 is holding a Texas-Hold em tournament on Aug. 25. 80% payout scholarship fund. Sign-up 2:00pm start play at 4:00pm. Free food for players. (330) 326-3188 or (330) 235-3387

 

Public Observing Night

Aug. 25

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will host a public observing night from 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM, weather permitting. The Moon will be the focus of attention for the night and, if conditions allow, other celestial objects will also be viewed through the century-old Cooley Telescope. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. For updates and more information, see the observatory’s Web site: StephensObservatory.org or “@StephensObs” on Twitter

 

Revival in Freedom

Aug 26

If you’ve never experienced the power or love of God come visit us on Aug 26,  6pm, at the Freedom Prayer Room, Also, powerful prophetic worship you don’t want to miss. The Freedom Prayer Room is located at 7845 State Route 303, Windham, OH, 44288. For more information, please email us at info@freedomprayerroom.com.

 

Meet the Artists

Aug 26

From 2-4 pm on Aug 26 at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Rd, Russell Township. Meet the artists behind the Nature of Metal Community Art Exhibition and view nature-inspired entries crafted from ferrous and non-ferrous metals, on display through October, complete with live music by the University of Akron Steel Drum Band.

 

Line Dance Lessons

Aug 27

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering line dance lessons.  Come join with your friends to learn classic and new line dances and improve your health at the same time.  The lessons are held at John Tontimonia City Park Tower Lodge on Tuesdays.  Cost is $55 for city taxpayers or $60 for non-city taxpayers.  Min 15 and max 30. Deadline to register is Aug 27 or until filled. Call (330) 296-2864 for more information

 

Stuff the Bus

Aug 27

Mantua American Legion Post #193 is holding Stuff the Bus school supply drive on Aug. 27 from 5:30-7:30 at Crestwood Primary School and Crestwood Intermediate School.

 

Crescendo Club Fundraiser

Aug. 28

The Newton Falls Crescendo Club (Boosters for the Newton Falls School Band) is pleased to offer Savory Foods COOKIE DOUGH, GOURMET POPCORN AND LAVA-LICIOUS CAKES for our current fundraiser.  Our final date for all orders is Tuesday, August 28th and delivery date will be September 18 – just in time for your fall baking.  Ask any band member to order, or call Laura at 872-1647 or Bobbi at 872-7394.  Thanks for all your support!

 

Free Community Dinner

Aug. 28

Free community dinner will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. on August 28th.  While supplies last. No take outs. Windham American Legion,9960 Center Street. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by: St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach Warren, Ohio

 

Geauga Park District at The Great Geauga County Fair

Aug 30 thru Sept. 3

Since 1996, the Park District’s open wood building has given fairgoers a taste of what their local park has to offer. This year’s interactive display showcase Ohio’ only designated International Dark Sky Park, the new Observatory Park in Montville Township. Natural Resources Area, Geauga County Fairgrounds, 14373 North Cheshire Street in Burton.

 

PCDL Closed for Labor Day

Sept 3

All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed Sept.3, in observance of Labor Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Visit us online at www.portagelibrary.org for information about library programs and services. Find us on Facebook.

 

Geauga County Dog Shelter Reunion

RSVP by Sept 4

Adoption reunion Sept 8 from noon-5:00pm. $20 per family. At Camp Chickagami Route168. Cost is $20 per family. RSVP / more information call 440-286-8135.

 

New Hours At Burton Public Library

Beginning Sept 4

The library will be open longer hours on Fridays and Saturdays.  Beginning September 4, library hours are as follows: Monday – Thursday  9 a.m. – 8 p.m.;  Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Burton Public Library will remain closed on Sundays.  The library’s phone number is 440-834-4466.  Visit us on Facebook or the web: www.burton.lib.oh.us

 

Make the Most with Compost

Sept. 5

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, the Geauga OSU Extension Master Gardeners and the Geauga County Storm Water Task Force invite you to “Make the Most with Compost!”  This free workshop will be held on Sept. 5 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (S.R. 87), Russell, Ohio 44072.

 

Chicken Dinner

Sept 5

The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington will be holding a chicken dinner on Sept. 5 from 3:30-6:00pm. Adults: $8, children: $4 and 3 and under eat free. Carry outs will be available, stop by and pick up dinner for the family. Call the church, (330) 989-2156 and they will be ready for pickup when you get there.

 

Cops & Kids Fishing Day

Sept 8

The Hiram Police Department will be holding the community program called, “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day. The event will be free of charge to anybody who attends. The intent of “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day is to bring community children closer to law enforcement officers and build lifelong bonds.  The “Cops and Kids Fishing Day” event is scheduled for September 8th from 10am-2pm at Camp Asbury.

 

“God’s Kids Puppet Ministry”

Sept. 8

Wayland Community Church, 6355 Wayland Rd. in Wayland, will be hosting “God’s Kids Puppet Ministry” on Sept. 8 at 6:00pm. All are welcome and everyone is invited to attend. For more information call (330) 938-2335 or (330) 358-2639

 

Aurora Class of ‘67

Sept. 8

45th reunion picnic on Sept 8. at the home of Jim Ratcliff, Freedom Ohio. Please contact Ruth Studer (330) 507-7554 or Jim (330) 297-5659 for directions and RSVP.

 

34th Annual Potato Stomp

Sept. 8

The 34th Annual Potato Stomp 9 mile race will take place on September 8th.  The Potato Stomp is a classic road race through the scenic streets of Mantua Village and the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley.  There is a one-mile Fun Run that begins at 8:30am and the 9-mile race begins at 9am.  Fun Run registration on race day is $8 with no shirt/$15 including shirt.  Race day entry fee for the nine mile race is $15 with no shirt/$20 including shirt.  For race and/or registration information, call 330-842-0856 or email rosalief@yahoo.com

Craft Show

Sept 8

Craft show tables available: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a craft show on September 8, at the Parkman Community House. The show will start at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Doors will open 2 hours prior to the show for set up. Tables are $25 each and are on a first come first serve basis. Advanced payment is required to hold a table. For more information call (330) 889-9600 or email support@kidcancerfoundation.org

Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs

Sundays Beginning Sept. 9

Times: 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm Sunday Afternoons. All Levels, All Hours. Lesson are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Free time at the end. September 9,16,23,30, and October 7th Cost: $50.00 per Child for all 5 lessons. 4 years and older.                    Sign-ups: Sept. 8th, from 2:30-4:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online! Deadline to register September 6th http://www.hiram.edu/athletics/menssports/swim/lessons.html. Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 9

12:00pm-3:00pm At Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner Includes: Spaghetti & meatballs, Salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and Dessert (Carry out available) Adults:$7.00 Children: $3.00 (6-11)  Children: FREE(5& under) For any additional information   Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865 or Jim Burns(330)883-0575. Knights Of Columbus Council #3350. 100 Superior St. Newton Falls Ohio.

 

Crestwood Board of Education

Sept 10

Meeting will be held Sept. 10 at 7:00 pm at the Crestwood High School Library due to the Labor Day holiday.

 

Computer Training

Sept. 10 & 12

Portage County District Library is partnering with Connect Ohio to offer free computer training sessions to Portage County residents. The training sessions offered will provide basic Internet training such as computer basics, an introduction to the Internet and email basics. Sessions will be held at the Garrettsville Library (10482 South Street) Sept. 10 through Sept. 12 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. and at the Pierce Streetsboro Library (8990 Kirby Lane) Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Register online at www.portagelibrary.org or call 330-562-6502 for more information.

 

Crosstrailers Square Dance Club

Sept. 10 & 17

Join in the fun of western style square dancing, a fun activity and great aerobic exercise.   Beginner’s lessons with two free nights on September 10 and 17 are being offered at the First United Methodist Church, North Park Avenue, Warren 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.   Our professional caller/teacher is John Ramsey.   Line dances are included with some lessons.  The Crosstrailers are celebrating their 37th anniversary, and invite all ages to participate in square dancing.  For more information, please call 330 898-1997 and 330 898-5749.

 

Mantua Legion #193 Monthly Soup Supper Rescheduled

Rescheduled for Sept 14 

Mantua Legion and Auxiliary #193 has rescheduled its monthly soup supper to Sept 14 at 6:00 pm. The cost for soup, salad and dessert is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Open to public.

 

Save the Date!

Sept 15

The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s game against Southeast will be an away game. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

 

Seeking Vendors & Exhibitors

Sept 15 & 16

The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.

 

Community Day

Sept. 22

Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 14780 Mayfield Rd, E. Claridon. From 2-7pm, enjoy a picnic dinner, free entertainment for all ages, worship 101, Raffles, corn hole tournament, bounce house and slide, sumo suits, Velcro wall, guessing games and pie auction. Call (440) 635-4744 for more details

 

Gospel Fest

Sept. 23

The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups.  Interested groups can call the church for an application.  Applications must be returned within 30 days from the date received. The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.

 

Fall Fish Sale

Sept. 24 

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Fall Fish Sale is right around the corner!  We are currently taking orders for fingerling-size largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish mix, minnows, white amurs, and yellow perch.  The Fish Sale will be held on Sept. 25 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Sept. 24th.  Please visit the district website at www.geaugaswcd.com or call (440) 834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.

 

3rd Annual Craft Show

Oct 20

Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St Rt. 225, Diamond, OH 44412 from 10 AM – 4 PM .  We’ll have several Chinese Auction baskets compliments of area businesses. Last year’s baskets included: small dog grooming package, 10 free tanning sessions, family game basket, girls and boys toy basket, spring baskets to name a few. We are currently looking for crafters and patrons. If you’d like to display your crafts please go to: www.palmyratownship.com to fill out the registration form, call 330 654-5447 or 330 557-6173 to have one mailed to you, e-mail palmyrafirefliesauxiliary@yahoo.com to have one e-mailed to you or stop by the station Monday – Friday 6 AM – 6 PM.

 

Youth Sportsfest

Sept 29

The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club will host a free NRA Youth Sportsfest on Sept. 29 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Fish & Game Club of Vienna on SR 193 across from the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport.  The purpose of this event is to teach basic gun & archery safety, demystify firearms by providing hands-on experience, and provide an enjoyable learning experience to all youth ages 9 to 18 years old.  Pre-registration before SEPTEMBER 24 is required at (330) 898-4486 or email at larrybeard@aol.com.  Parents must sign a release.  No guns owned by the participants are to be brought to this event!!  Further information is available at (330) 898-4486.

 

Murder Mystery Night

Nov 3

Doors Open at 6:00PM.Featuring the Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre Mystery Group. $35.00 Per Ticket. Limited Number of Tickets Available…Pre-Sale Only! Mystery, Dinner, Raffles & Cash Bar “My Big Fat Geek Wedding” Mysstteerry Murrdeerr Niigghhtt. For Tickets Call Donna Bicker at 216-210-1677 or Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093. Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall • 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua Benefit for Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation.In Memory of Melana Matson, Her Hope Shines On.

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At the 75th anniversary of the All American Soap box Derby the Portage County Soap Box Derby was recognized as the best race city in America.  The regional directors voted for the county organization because it has increased the number of races in the last four years, their innovative ideas — such as cruise-in car shows, celebrity racing, the new moth balls racing (derby cars built before 1977), visitations to many organizations and functions around the county. All of these activities invite more racers to participate.
Pictured above are Joe Mazur All American CEO, Portage president Dean Olson , Kelly Heritage Portage race director (receiving the award) and Bill Gunther. 

A group of eleven volunteers from Mantua’s St. Joseph Parish recently participated in the Housing Repair Program out of St. Joseph Church in Clintwood, Virginia. Offering home repairs to the low-income people of Appalachia this outreach effort is coordinated by Sr. Jean Korkisch, CSC, who helps to ensure that those in need are warm, dry, and safe.

Windham Twp. – Windham Township Trustees met for their regular scheduled meeting last week with all trustees and fiscal officer present. Also in attendance, were township employee Mike Dye and Zoning inspector Joe Pinti.

The meeting was called to order by chairman Dann Timmons. Residents from Gotham Road were there to question what was being done about  the mobile homes on their road that are dilapidated and half-gutted. They also wanted something done about the high grass at another mobile home on the street. The residents even brought pictures of the problem areas. After hearing their complaints, the trustees and zoning inspector addressed the issue, stating that they have gone through the proper procedures and were at the point where the two mobile homes were supposed to be removed by the owners by June 1, 2012 or the trustees would have them removed and the cost assessed to the taxes. The trustees received a bid $5000 to have them removed prior to the owners gutting them. The contractor was contacted and issued a new bid of $2500 to remove each of them and said he could have them removed over the weekend. The trustees unanimously voted to have George Gibson remove the mobile homes and have the cost assessed to the owner’s taxes. The trustees will consider having a sheriff’s deputy to accompany the contractor.

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Free gifts, a chance to win dozens of prizes and helping out the needy await customers walking through the doors of 10 area sewing stores during the dog days of August.

The Second Annual Charming Quilt Shop Tour will be Thursday, Aug. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 1. The tour takes shoppers to Cortland, Champion, Niles, Fowler, Garrettsville, Chardon and across the state line to Albion and Sharpsville, Pennsylvania.

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Garrettsville’s last car cruise of the season will be held in conjunction with the Peach Social at the fire station on Elm Street this Saturday, August 11, 2012, ( rain date August 12, 2012) beginning at 5 pm. They will have live music provided by “The Boys are Back,” and the “Garretttones,” door prizes, 50/50 raffle and of course fresh peaches. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 vehicles registered and are provided by Rick Patrick Auto Service and Sales. Trophies will also be presented for the Best GM, Best Ford, and Best Mopar, along with an “Other” category. Custom and Best of Show trophies will be awarded as well.

Garrettsville Area Chamber will also be holding their Annual Peach Social in conjunction with the car cruise.   Fresh sliced peaches and fresh peach pie with ice cream will be available. So grab your chairs, friends and family and come out  to celebrate the end of summer at the last car cruise of the season.

Anyone intersested in donating peach pies for Saturday’s event should contact Rick Patrick at 330-687-9637.  

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James A. Garfield Class of 1987

Save This Date!

Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help “the cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

 

Garfield Band Booster Meeting

2nd Thurs of Month

JA Garfield band booster meetings are now being held the second Thursday of every month.  They begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held in the high school band room.  Any member of the community, interested in promoting the development of the James A. Garfield band programs, may become a booster member.  If you have a child in band, you are already a booster.  Our first meeting of this year will be on Thursday, August 9th.  We hope to see you at the meetings

 

3rd Annual Rib Dinner

Fridays in Aug.

The Mantua council of the Knights of Columbus will host their 3rd annual Rib Dinner Fridays during August 2012.  Delicious, slow-cooked St. Louis Style Rib Dinners will be offered for carryout or you are welcome to picnic on our lawn. Regular Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Baked Potato, Cole slaw, Baked Beans and Corn on the Cob for $12.50 each.  Light Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Cole slaw and baked beans for $11.00 each.  Extra Cob Corn, Baked Potatoes and Bottled Water will also be available $1.00 each. Come on out and enjoy our most delicious rib dinners between 4-7PM on Fridays August 3, 10, 17 & 24th.  Mantua K of C is located on State Route 44 just north of Route 82 in Mantua, Ohio. We have a beautiful country setting, perfect for lawn style picnics.  So pack your blanket, bring your own beverage, play some games and enjoy a delicious rib dinner. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Youth Cheer Camp

Register Today

The James A. Garfield High School Cheerleaders will hold their annual Youth Cheer Camp Aug 20 – 22 from 6pm – 8pm. The camp includes two hour practices for three days and an invitation to perform before the First G-Men Varsity home game. Youth cheerleaders will learn 1 dance, 1 cheer, and 3 sideline cheers. Register by calling Coach Terry 330-360-9122.

 

Library Fundraiser

Aug 10

The Friends of Garrettsville Library are  planning a fundraiser/ social event at the Candlelight Winery. There are no tickets to purchase, and everyone is welcome. This is your chance to support the library programs, and have a good time. Arrive after 4pm. There is no set charge for this event. If you wish to donate to the silent auction contact Cindy at the library.

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Aug. 10

Garrettsville Eagles are hosting a Fish Fry on Aug 10 from 4-7:30 pm. 8149 Water St. Fish, shrimp or combo, baked potato or French fries, coleslaw & green beans, dinner roll & butter. Take out welcome. (330) 527-2330

 

 

JAG Alumni Soccer Game

Aug 11

Registration starts at 5 pm. Game starts at 6pm. J.A.G. Football field. All Garfield soccer alums welcome. Non-player $3.00 entry fee. To RSVP to play, please contact Kim Hoffman (440) 552-9888 or Kim Curry at (330) 527-2186. $10.00 for Alumni game t-shirts.

 

Alumni Soccer Game

Aug. 11

Crestwood High School Boys Soccer Team is hosting their annual ALUMNI SOCCER GAME on Aug 11th @ 6:00 pm at Jack Lambert Stadium. All Crestwood Alumni are invited to play. Cost is $10.00 & includes T-shirt & picnic to follow, hosted by current Crestwood Boys team/families. For additional details, please contact Ruth @ (330)204-2635.

 

Second Annual Arts in the Park

Aug 11

This spectacular celebration of the arts is back!  Come to beautiful Veteran’s Park (Broad St. between Center & Ridge Rd), Newton Falls Saturday, August 11, noon – 4pm. (Rain or Shine), for a fun, free festival featuring visual arts exhibitors, live musical performances, art demonstrations, and interactive art experiences. Shop for completely unique creations.  Paint a mural with the wheels of a wheelchair. Play Mozart on an outdoor piano. Lie back and listen to  mellow acoustics or get vertical for the free 3:00 pm concert by Cleveland’s hottest metal artists, Ruled By Reason.  Celebrate the gift of creativity in ways you will never forget!   Sponsored by Newton Falls Parks & Recreation.

 

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Aug 11

Hosted by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi. August 11 at Adam Hall, 11455 E. Washington St Auburn Township starting at 5 PM. $50-$25,000 in starting chips. $10 for an additional $5,000 in chips. All pre-registered players will receive an extra $5,000 in chips. 50/50 raffle & Chinese auction. All proceeds go to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Food & beverages provided. Questions contact Greg Rodi (440) 666-7553,. Jennifer Goldstein (330) 360-3869. Alan Goldstein (330) 360-2242. Joe Pinti (330) 442-3155

 

Corn Celebration

Aug. 11

The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will celebrate corn on August 11, 2012. Customers will be treated to all kinds of corn treats from 10:00-Noon. Volunteers will be cooking ears of corn and customers will be encouraged to “paint” the corn with one of several toppings that may include Chile peppers, sour cream, lime, garlic, or other ingredients for an on-the-spot taste treat. Recipes will be provided. Vendors plan to get into the spirit with other corn related products

 

Flea Market

Aug. 11

Garrettsville Church of God, 12888 St. Rt. 88, will be holding a flea market on Aug 11 from 8-5pm. The event will be held outside on church property. There will be miscellaneous items; fresh garden vegetables, televisions, exercise equipment, household items, kids games, books and more. UPRISING Youth Ministry will be having a bake sale, and selling hot dogs and cold pop. Questions contact (330) 527-2942

Soccer Referee Meeting & Clinic

Aug. 11

 

Soccer Referee Meeting & Clinic

Aug 11

Newton Falls Youth Soccer will hold a referee meeting and clinic on Aug 11th at 11 am on Spicko Field for anyone 14 years old and older who is interested in refereeing for the league. Any questions please call 330-984-5842.

 

Italian Dinner

Aug. 11

If the heat is getting you down, let us do the cooking for you.  The Ravenna Chapter Order of the Eastern Stars is hosting an Italian Dinner on August 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  You will receive Baked Rigatoni (Gluten free Rigatoni also available), Salad Bar, Bread, Spumoni Ice Cream and Beverages for a donation of $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 6-12, children under 5 free.  The Ravenna Masonic Complex is located at 4785 Washington Avenue in Ravenna (corner of Washington Avenue and State Route 14).  Carry out meals will be available.  The public is welcome.

 

Zucchini Festival

Aug 11 & 12

Zucchini Festival to be held August 11-12 at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). For the benefit of

Emerald Rose Corporation.  Emerald Rose is a not for profit corporation

with the goal of building Emerald Fields of Troy, a therapeutic farming

campus for the mentally ill. Festival includes contests, demonstrations

and entertainment.

 

Annual Harvest Day Festival

Aug. 12

DTJ Taborville’s 78th annual Harvest Day Festival will be held on Aug. 12 at Taborville in Auburn. The parade starts at 2pm. Czech food will be served from 11am and will include pork, dumplings, and sauerkraut, beef goulash, tripe soup, wieners, homemade garlic’s, and pastries are served from 11am on. Music starts at noon. Czech beer is available, t-shirts available, as well as other Czech items. $5 donation at the gate for 12 yrs and older. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers. For more info call (440) 543-8494

 

Car, Bike & Tractor Show

August 12

Ravenna Elks Lodge Tirpak Memorial Car, Bike & Tractor Show August 12, 2012 from 11:00 am  – 3:00 pm  (Registration 10:00 am – 1:00 pm) Proceeds to benefit Maplewood Career Center Scholarships. Dash Plaques, Door Prizes, Awards, Food

 

Windham UMC Worship & Picnic on the Porch

Aug 12

On August 12th Windham UMC will offer casual worship on their front lawn at 10am followed by a free picnic lunch & corn hole. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. 9051 N. Main St.

 

Room Mothers’ Luncheon

August 14

The Freedom Township School Room Mothers’ 2012 luncheon will be held at noon, on August 14 at the Freedom Town Hall. All mothers who have fond memories of their child’s school years at the Freedom School are invited, along with other guests. Those attending should bring a dish to share with serving utensils and their own table service –meat is furnished. For more information call Elaine Duffield at (330) 296-3568

 

Middlefield Chamber Meeting

Aug 14

Middlefield Chamber Meeting will be held in the Under loft of the Middlefield

Historical Society at 11:30 am, light lunch provided, business meeting and

tour the museum. Bring a guest; you do not need to be a member to attend

the Middlefield Chamber meetings. We do need an RSVP for this meeting to

keep the lunch count accurate, 440-632-5705.

 

Newton Falls Crescendo Club

Aug. 15

The Crescendo Club (Boosters for the Newton Falls Tiger Band) is having their next meeting of the season on August 15th at 6:00 pm in the Band Room.  All parents and guardians of instrumental band members, and any other interested persons are invited to attend.  We will be discussing the upcoming season and look forward to getting to know our new parents!  Hope to see you there.   For more information call Laura at 330-872-1647.

 

Sirloin Steak Dinner

Aug. 17

Sirloin Steak Dinner Aug 17 from 5-8 pm!  Enjoy the best flame-grilled steak with salad, potato, roll, beverage and ice cream for dessert!  Full cut (16-18oz) is only $14 or a half cut (8-9oz) is $9.  Fruit Smoothies, Classic Cream Milkshakes and Cappuccinos also available for $3 each.  Eat in and carry out available. Proceeds to benefit the 2013 Life Church Scholarship Fund for 2 James A. Garfield graduating seniors!  Praise Assembly of God, 10280 State Route 88 -Garrettsville, OH (across from Garfield  High School).  For more information or reservations (330) 527-2777.

 

“Down By The River”

Aug.17

“Down by the River” will be held on August 17 from 3pm until10pm at Camp Hi Canoe, 12274 Abbott Rd., Hiram. Schedule of events:  Canoe or kayak the Cuyahoga River, free along the waterfront, or paddle 2 miles for  only $10 per boat from 3-5 pm. Music by “The Rocket 88’s” 6-7:30;   “Sharon and Mary Rose” 8-9:30.  Come and be entertained for the evening  BRING YOUR FRIENDS, a chair and BYOB. Entry Fee of $5 per person, food by donation.  All proceeds go to Crestwood Marching Band 2012. For more info call 330-569-7621.

 

Troy Twp. Homecoming

Aug. 17-19

Troy Homecoming is Aug 17-19. All are welcome to this free, family-friendly event. There will be live entertainment and various competitions throughout the weekend. Thanks to our sponsors, especially our Platinum Sponsor, Troy Manufacturing, (which is celebrating its 60th year in Troy Township), this is a free event. If you would like more information visit www.facebook.com/TroyHomecoming

 

Antique Tractor Show

 Aug. 17-19

Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County presents its 18th annual antique tractor show and flea market, August 17, 18 & 19 from 9am-5pm. Admission is $4. 12 & under as  well as exhibitors, free. Located at 1653 Ridge Road in Vienna. Antique tractors, hit and miss engines. Chinese Auction 18 & 19. Garden tractor pulls Sat. Antique tractor pulls Sun. (must be a member to pull) Free ice cream for kids 12 & under. For more info contact Joe Toth (330) 240-6407 or Terry Taylor (330) 442-2430

Community Wide Garage Sale

Aug. 17-19

Newton Falls is hosting a Community Wide Garage Sale. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 17, 18 & 19. Garage Sales will be throughout the entire City, come and enjoy the day in Newton Falls.

 

Summertime Pig Roast Bash

Aug. 18

Proceeds to benefit handicapped children at the Metzenbaum Center. On August 8 from 2-? At the Old Country Inn, State Route 82 and Chamberlain Road in Mantua. 330-562-7734. Tickets $20.00 Includes Beer, Food and Fun.Live Band – Rebel Country. Primitive Camping also available

 

Freedom Run

Aug 18

3rd annual charity poker run, August 18. 4927 Greenwood Rd in Rootstown. Cost $10 per bike $15 w/ passenger. Sign ups start at 10am. First bike out 11am. Last bike out at 12pm. Last bike in at 6pm. 50/50 raffle, American Auction, door prizes, food & soft drinks after the run. Proceeds benefit JDRF. Rain or shine. Bar opens at 8am, breakfast will be available.

 

Scotch Doubles GHS Football

Aug. 18

GHS Feed-the-Team scotch doubles event will be held on August 18 at 9pm, at Skylanes Bowling Alley. $40 couple, includes 3 games, draft beer, pop, and pizza. $20 single. Chinese Auction. For more information contact Lyn @ (330) 671-3768 or Brian @ (330) 979-3723

 

6th Annual Chinese Auction

Aug. 18

The Cardinal Athletic Boosters will be holding their 6th Annual Chinese Auction on August 18th at Cardinal Middle School in Middlefield.  Doors open at 3 p.m.; Drawings will begin at 5 p.m.   Admission is $5.00 (includes 20 bidding tickets)..Additional tickets are 10 for $1.00.  Large Prize tickets are 20 for $5.00.  We have Hundreds of Great Prizes to Giveaway!  Concessions available.  Come out and Support The Huskies!  Tickets available at the door.  If you would like to donate an item, buy pre-sale tickets or for more information…please call Tally at (440) 632-5478.

 

Wikle to be Guest Speaker

Aug. 19

August 19th the First Church of God in Windham at 9016 N Main St will be hosting Marie Wikle as a special guest speaker in the 11 am service.  Marie’s ministry includes seeing through the eyes of compassion and understanding the heart that desires to have an impact, Marie encourages others to see the full potential of the everyday, ordinary resources that are right within their reach. A carry in dinner with Marie and her husband will immediately follow the service and all are welcome to attend.

 

Adopt-a-thon

Aug. 19

Rose’s Rescue will be hosting a pet Adopt-a-thon on August 19, 2012 at  Ravenna Moose Lodge #1234 Pavilion located at 5727 State Route 14, Ravenna.  The event will be held from 1pm-5pm. Donations of pet food will be accepted for the People Care Pet Pantry. Bring a 3 lb or larger bag of pet food to donate and receive a free entry into the door prize drawing. Adoptable dogs on site.  Sale items and concession stand available. All friendly dogs on leash are welcome, so bring Fido along that day. For further information check out the Rose’s Rescue website at www.rosesrescue.net or a message with any questions can be left at 330-850-7042

 

Annual Picnic

Aug 19

Freedom Township annual picnic will be held this year on August 19 in the Freedom town hall pavilion. Joining in the festivities will be the Freedom Congregational Church and the Bethel Springs congregations. Combined church services will be at 10am in a large tent. The VFW will hold a memorial service at noon. The lunch will be served right after the memorial service. The main meat dish will be provided by the township. The church is cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. All are asked to bring a dish to pass. Space will be provided on the lawn for an art, craft and music fair. Contact Jim Hammar @ (330) 527-2855 to reserve a space

 

Middlefield Chamber Golf Outing

Aug 24

The First Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing at Grandview Golf Course in Middlefield. Scramble, contests, lunch, dinner, prizes.  Register to golf as individual or team at 440-632-5705. All proceeds got to purchase security equipment for Cardinal Local School

Cops & Kids Fishing Day

Sept 8

The Hiram Police Department will be holding the community program called, “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day. The event will be free of charge to anybody who attends. The intent of “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day is to bring community children closer to law enforcement officers and build lifelong bonds.  The “Cops and Kids Fishing Day” event is scheduled for September 8th from 10am-2pm at Camp Asbury.

 

Craft Show

Sept 8

Craft show tables available: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a craft show on September 8, at the Parkman Community House. The show will start at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Doors will open 2 hours prior to the show for set up. Tables are $25 each and are on a first come first serve basis. Advanced payment is required to hold a table. For more information call (330) 889-9600 or email support@kidcancerfoundation.org

 

Save the Date!

Sept 15

The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s game against Southeast will be an away game. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

 

Balloon-A-Fair “Friends In Flight” Seeks Vendors & Exhibitors

Sept 15 & 16

The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.

 

Gospel Fest

Sept. 23

The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups.  Interested groups can call the church for an application.  Applications must be returned within 30 days from the date received. The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.

 

3rd Annual Craft Show

Oct 20

Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St Rt. 225, Diamond, OH 44412 from 10 AM – 4 PM .  We’ll have several Chinese Auction baskets compliments of area businesses. Last year’s baskets included: small dog grooming package, 10 free tanning sessions, family game basket, girls and boys toy basket, spring baskets to name a few. We are currently looking for crafters and patrons. If you’d like to display your crafts please go to: www.palmyratownship.com to fill out the registration form, call 330 654-5447 or 330 557-6173 to have one mailed to you, e-mail palmyrafirefliesauxiliary@yahoo.com to have one e-mailed to you or stop by the station Monday – Friday 6 AM – 6 PM.

 

Murder Mystery Night

Nov 3

Doors Open at 6:00PM.Featuring the Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre Mystery Group. $35.00 Per Ticket. Limited Number of Tickets Available…Pre-Sale Only! Mystery, Dinner, Raffles & Cash Bar “My Big Fat Geek Wedding” Mysstteerry Murrdeerr Niigghhtt. For Tickets Call Donna Bicker at 216-210-1677 or Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093. Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall • 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua Benefit for Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation.In Memory of Melana Matson, Her Hope Shines On.

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Caught up in the excitement of the Summer Olympics? Dream of owning a gold medal?  Bring your friends and have fun at Windham Library’s “Wet & Wild Olympics”, Monday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m.  Challenge yourself and others in a selection of outside games all guaranteed to get you wet!  If movies are more your speed, join us at Windham Library on Tuesday, August 14 at 12:30 p.m. for a free movie and craft.  We will enjoy a family friendly animated rendition of Dr. Seuss’s classic book about the threat of industrialization to nature.

Windham – Gano’s Auto Clinic recently opened its door for business in Windham, ready to service your auto, light trucks, ATV, riding lawnmower and motorcycles. Owner Rich Gano has 26 years of repair experience and previously worked for D&A Oil. Gano’s Auto Clinic is located between St. Michaels Catholic Church and Circle K, also known as  9710 C East Center Street in Windham. The clinic’s hours are Monday thru Friday 8am until 4 pm and Saturdays from 8am. until noon. The hours are flexible and they may increase over time. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are accepted. He can be reached at 330 326-0003 for appointments and questions.

A Retirement Ceremony was held on Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), California for Newton Falls, Ohio native MSgt John H. Shade. MSgt Shade is the son of Eleanor Shade of Newton Falls and the late Harry Lee Shade. MSgt Shade’s 24 year career began shortly after graduating from Newton Falls High School in 1988. He attended basic training at Lackland AFB and technical training at Goodfellow AFB, and then went to his First Duty Station at Royal Air Force Base Chicksands, England. Assignments followed to Fort Meade, Maryland; Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea; back to Goodfellow AFB, Texas and finally to Vandenberg AFB. In his tenure in the Air Force, Master Sergeant Shade was an Intelligence Analyst and an Instructor in his career field, and finished the last four years as a First Sergeant. He deployed to the countries of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan during his career. His last unit of assignment was with the 30th Security Forces Squadron, where he took care of the morale, health and welfare and advised the Commander on discipline and various issues for the over 560 assigned personnel and their families. At the retirement ceremony MSgt Shade received Meritorious Service Medal, third oak leaf cluster, as well as many certificates and letters of appreciation from the President of the United States, and Governor of the Ohio, amongst many others.


Submitted by Cyndi Hogue

 

 

Dr. Alan Frame a Physical Therapist at Advanced Rehabilitation and Health Specialists in Mantua, achieved his Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Certification from The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities in June 2012. The certification provides formal recognition of advanced clinical knowledge, experience and skills in the area of sports and Orthopaedics. He is currently accepting patients and can be reached at 330-274-2747.

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Nelson Twp. – Literary Musical Club (LMC) held their monthly meeting on July 11. We had eleven member present, sorry to report a couple of members are seriously ill. Our prayers for a speedy recovery are sento to them.

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Newton Twp. – The cemetery association held their monthly meeting on July 19, 2012, Thursday, at 6 o’clock at the Township Building. Twelve people attended including two new members; one new member   was  not in attendance. It is great to see the interest of the community in becoming involved! There is so much history in the seven township cemeteries that many do not realize. This would make a wonderful school history project; assigning the students each a grave to research.  There are so many very old markers and headstones of which many have been repaired by the cemetery association workers. This takes a lot of time and hard labor. Some of these repaired stones have already been damaged. We ask the public to please report any vandalism they notice. This is sad as these graves  are the final resting place for the deceased. They deserve to be treated with respect and pride. This is hurtful to the surviving families and to those who labor hard to repair them. 

The Friends of Garrettsville Library are sponsoring a fun evening at the Candlelight Winery on August 10th, to benefit our local library. There will be a silent auction starting at 6:00pm and a performance by Damaris Peters-Pike as Doris Day (7:30-8:30pm) followed by a family-friendly outdoor light show.

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James A. Garfield Class of 1987

Save This Date!

Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help “the cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

 

Historical Society Open

First Saturday of Month

The James A. Garfield Historical Society will be open the first Saturday of every month between 10:00 and 3:00.  We are located at the corner of Main St. and High St. in Garrettsville. Microfilm of the Garrettsville Journals is available for research. Everyone is welcome.

 

3rd Annual Rib Dinner

Fridays in Aug.

The Mantua council of the Knights of Columbus will host their 3rd annual Rib Dinner Fridays during August 2012.  Delicious, slow-cooked St. Louis Style Rib Dinners will be offered for carryout or you are welcome to picnic on our lawn. Regular Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Baked Potato, Cole slaw, Baked Beans and Corn on the Cob for $12.50 each.  Light Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Cole slaw and baked beans for $11.00 each.  Extra Cob Corn, Baked Potatoes and Bottled Water will also be available $1.00 each. Come on out and enjoy our most delicious rib dinners between 4-7PM on Fridays August 3, 10, 17 & 24th.  Mantua K of C is located on State Route 44 just north of Route 82 in Mantua, Ohio. We have a beautiful country setting, perfect for lawn style picnics.  So pack your blanket, bring your own beverage, play some games and enjoy a delicious rib dinner. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Youth Cheer Camp

Register Today

The James A. Garfield High School Cheerleaders will hold their annual Youth Cheer Camp Aug 20 – 22 from 6pm – 8pm. The camp includes two hour practices for three days and an invitation to perform before the First G-Men Varsity home game. Youth cheerleaders will learn 1 dance, 1 cheer, and 3 sideline cheers. Register by calling Coach Terry 330-360-9122.

 

Injection Well Issues

Aug 2

Portage County currently has 16 active class II injection wells and 9 permits pending.  Elisa Young, of Meigs County, OH educational presentation will cover:  What are injection wells?  How are they constructed?  What gets injected? What should neighbors know about permitting process?  What about community health and safety?  What can we do about it?  7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2 at the Nelson Community House, Nelson Circle (11639 Windham Parkman Road 44231) More information is available at   www.concernedcitizensohio.org

 

Free Movie & Popcorn

Aug 3

Summer is coming to an end…Don’t let it get away without experiencing an night at the movies at the Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham. August 3rd is your last chance before school begins.  Always free, always with free popcorn and always fun.  Bring a blanket or a chair and maybe a sweater for the evening. Enjoy “Kung Fu Panda” at dusk at the Center. Your destination for family fun.

 

Swing Dance

Aug 3

Dan Zola Orchestra is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance August 3rd at Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road  aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Sponsored by KCE.  (216) 316-0068.Lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm.  Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

 

Windham Lions Roll Out Their Sausage Wagon

Aug. 3 & 4

The Windham Lions will hold their next sandwich sale of 2012 in the Sparkle Market parking lot in Windham, August 3rd and 4th.  As always the menu consists of Italian sausage or steak sandwiches and soft drinks. Sandwiches are only $4. They are hot, juicy and fresh off the grill. Hours are 9am to 7pm on Friday, 9am to 2pm on Saturday. All profits will be used for sight-related causes and local community needs. Please stop by and support the dedicated, hard-working Windham Lions.

 

North Jackson Community Sales

Aug 3 & 4

North Jackson, Mahoning County, is holding a Community Wide Yard Sale with over 175 homes listed on a map to help shoppers locate each sale in the township.  It is to be held August 3rd and 4th starting at 9 AM..  Maps can be found at most businesses and at 11349  W. Mahoning Ave, where there is Free Parking. .  Businesses are offering specials which will be listed in the 12 page map.  This is so large it will take 2 days to shop at all the homes.  It is sponsored by the Jackson Twp. Citizens Association

 

Middlefield Chamber Trunk Sale

Aug 4

Second Annual Trunk Sale August 4 from 9 am to 4 pm in the parking lot of Great Lakes Outdoor Supply across from Middlefield Fire Dept. Free to the public. Refreshments available. Hunt for treasures here. Rain or Shine, dress for comfort.

 

Brittany Myers Poker Run

Aug 4

The 11th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 4th Registration starts at 10AM at the Windham American Legion Hall.  2 or 4 wheels are welcome.  All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund, the Special Needs Program at James A Garfield and the Youth Softball League. Call Jamie Cain and Becky Gough for details.

 

NUMC Yard Sale

Aug 4

The Nelson United Methodist Church is having a yard sale. 9367 St Rt 305 on August 4, 8am-5pm. A ton of clean working usable items donated. Lunch will be served from 11 am- 2pm, eat in or carry out. Home-made bake sale items for sale too; breads, cookies, pie and cakes. Rain or shine. One day only deals. You don’t want to miss this.

 

Kent Lions Sweet Corn Festival

Aug 4 & 5

Kent Lions Sweet Corn Festival will be held at Beckwith Orchard, 1617 Lake Rockwell Rd in Kent, on August 4 & 5 from noon-5pm. Sponsored by Hometown Bank and Central Portage County Visitors & Convention Bureau. Food includes Pochedley’s Sweet Corn, sausage and hot dogs, peach and apple pie, ice cream, soft drinks and water. Family fun includes games, raffle, obstacle course, face painting, contests and trolley rides, along with live entertainment. Model A cars on display Saturday and classic cars on Sunday.

 

Windham Community Church Service

Aug 5

A community worship service will be held August 5 on the Windham Township Green.  This annual worship is sponsored by the WCCF and is called “Fun in Son.”  It will start with a worship service held at the Gazebo.  Ministers from the various churches will participate. It will be followed by a Community Prayer Walk, and an “Open Mike” opportunity where people will entertain the group with songs & music.  The day will conclude with the serving of ice cream.  Food,  for lunch, will be available for purchase. To participate in the “Open Mike”, please contact Rev. Patrick Malone at 330-326-3926 or 440-708-4153 or Larry  Kuhlman at 330-326-3786.

 

American Legion/Auxiliary Picnic

Aug 5

Mantua American Legion Post 193 and the Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 will hold its annual picnic on August 5 at the Shalersville park. Festivities will begin at 2pm with a potluck dinner and conclude at 5pm. The park pavilion is located on Route 303. members and families are asked to bring a dish to share, table service and additional games. Meat and beverages will be provided by the legion. Electricity will be available. Any questions please call Bill at (330) 274-2603

 

Garrettsville UMC Vacation Bible School

Aug 6-9

Dive in and discover God’s underwater universe!  Kids will plunge into Bible stories of people with deep faith and learn to trust a God whose love is bigger than the sea.  Garrettsville United Methodist church will be hosting Vacation Bible School the week of Aug 6-9 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm each evening.  VBS is open to children ages 3yrs-6th grade.  Teen helpers are also needed.  Anyone interested in participating, please contact the church office at 527-2055.

 

Burton Vacation Bible School

Aug 6-9

The Burton Congregational Church will hold its Vacation Bible School for those entering Kindergarten through 6th grade on Monday, August 6 through Thursday, August 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  All children are welcome and pre-registration is not required.  This year’s theme is “Make a Joyful Noise” and includes stories about David the Psalmist, and Jesus, along with singing, games, crafts, and snacks. Bring the children you love to join us!  Burton Congregational Church is “the red church on the square” in Burton Village.  For more information, call the church office at 440-834-4495.

 

Crestwood Safety Town

Aug 6 – 10

Children entering Crestwood Kindergarten in the fall of 2012 will be introduced to a variety of topics focused on teaching them how to stay safe while at home, at school and at play. This educational program runs from August 6 – 10 from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Crestwood Primary School. Register by July 20 to receive a reduced rate of $20 per child.  For further information, please call Annette at (330)389-0951 or crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com.

 

Parkman Class of ‘48

Aug. 8

The Parkman High School class of 1948 will hold its annual class reunion at Mary Yoder’s Restaurant in Middlefield on August 8 at noon. Joining them will be the Amish students that left the class after 8th grade. Special guest will be Mrs. Jean Giles, their teacher in grades 3 & 4.

 

Crestwood Class of ‘65

Aug. 10

The Crestwood class of ’65 is having a “mixer” and would like to invite classmates from 1960-1969 to join them. This event is August 10 at 7pm. Location is Gary Carlton’s home; 11771 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua. BYOB, snacks are provided.

 

Library Fundraiser

Aug 10

The Friends of Garrettsville Library are  planning a fundraiser/ social event at the Candlelight Winery. There are no tickets to purchase, and everyone is welcome. This is your chance to support the library programs, and have a good time. Arrive after 4pm. There is no set charge for this event. If you wish to donate to the silent auction contact Cindy at the library.

 

JAG Alumni Soccer Game

Aug 11

Registration starts at 5 pm. Game starts at 6pm. J.A.G. Football field. All Garfield soccer alum welcome. Non-player $3.00 entry fee. To RSVP to play, please contact Kim Hoffman (440) 552-9888 or Kim Curry at (330) 527-2186. $10.00 for Alumni game t-shirts.

 

Fairy Garden Workshop

Aug. 11

Portage County Gardeners invites the public to sign up for a “Fairy Garden Workshop” on August 11 at 10:00 AM at the Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. (Rt. 44) in Rootstown. Create an enchanting garden, learn fairy lore and fairy garden tips from instructor Peggy Varney.The cost is $20.00. Please call Peggy Varney at 330-618-2257 for more information and to sign up

 

Alumni Soccer Game

Aug. 11

Crestwood High School Boys Soccer Team is hosting their annual ALUMNI SOCCER GAME on Aug 11th @ 6:00 pm at Jack Lambert Stadium. All Crestwood Alumni are invited to play. Cost is $10.00 & includes T-shirt & picnic to follow, hosted by current Crestwood Boys team/families. For additional details, please contact Ruth @ (330)204-2635.

 

Second Annual Arts in the Park

Aug 11

This spectacular celebration of the arts is back!  Come to beautiful Veteran’s Park (Broad St. between Center & Ridge Rd), Newton Falls Saturday, August 11, noon – 4pm. (Rain or Shine), for a fun, free festival featuring visual arts exhibitors, live musical performances, art demonstrations, and interactive art experiences. Shop for completely unique creations.  Paint a mural with the wheels of a wheelchair. Play Mozart on an outdoor piano. Lie back and listen to  mellow acoustics or get vertical for the free 3:00 pm concert by Cleveland’s hottest metal artists, Ruled By Reason.  Celebrate the gift of creativity in ways you will never forget!   Sponsored by Newton Falls Parks & Recreation.

 

Garden Recipies

Aug 11

Learn to preserve your garden vegetables, herbs and seasonal fruits without the fuss of canning by freezing, drying and pickling instead.  Discover delicious recipes for jams, vinegars and oils that will create tasty meals long after the growing season has ended. Take home simple recipes and sample some of Ruth, Barb and Paula’s favorite garden recipes for refreshments.  Fee of $15. Class from 9-12. Call 440-834-4656 for more information.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon Troy Road.  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.

 

Camping with Katydids

Aug 11

Learn their songs – and view the  Perseid meteor shower – at an overnight program Bring your tent and sleeping bag and spend the night under the shooting stars while listening to the music of the insect orchestra! August 11 – 6:30 p.m., through Sunday, August 12 – 9:30 a.m. at Chickagami Park, 17858 Tavern Road (Rt. 168), Parkman Township. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. and pitch your tent in time to gather for the 7:30 p.m. singing insect search with cricket and katydid specialist Lisa Rainsong. Afterwards, enjoy a campfire, snacks and Perseid meteor shower viewing from 10 p.m. till midnight. Registration is required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516. A fee of $5 includes a continental breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Tents only, please. Grounds are partially wheelchair/stroller accessible

 

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Aug 11

Hosted by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi. August 11 at Adam Hall, 11455 E. Washington St Auburn Township starting at 5 PM. $50-$25,000 in starting chips. $10 for an additional $5,000 in chips. All pre-registered players will receive an extra $5,000 in chips. 50/50 raffle & Chinese auction. All proceeds go to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Food & beverages provided. Questions contact Greg Rodi (440) 666-7553,. Jennifer Goldstein (330) 360-3869. Alan Goldstein (330) 360-2242. Joe Pinti (330) 442-3155

 

Corn Celebration

Aug. 11

The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will celebrate corn on August 11, 2012. Customers will be treated to all kinds of corn treats from 10:00-Noon. Volunteers will be cooking ears of corn and customers will be encouraged to “paint” the corn with one of several toppings that may include Chile peppers, sour cream, lime, garlic, or other ingredients for an on-the-spot taste treat. Recipes will be provided. Vendors plan to get into the spirit with other corn related products

 

Newton Falls Youth Soccer League

Aug. 11

All those interested in refereeing for the Newton Falls Youth Soccer League this year.  There will be a meeting on August 11th at 11am at the at the U15 soccer field, located on RT 534, to go over the rules and also to schedule games. Please go to http://www.nfysl44444.org/ to download the sign-up forms for this year.

 

Zucchini Festival

Aug 11 & 12

Zucchini Festival to be held August 11-12 at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). For the benefit of

Emerald Rose Corporation.  Emerald Rose is a not for profit corporation

with the goal of building Emerald Fields of Troy, a therapeutic farming

campus for the mentally ill. Festival includes contests, demonstrations

and entertainment.

 

Car, Bike & Tractor Show

August 12

Ravenna Elks Lodge Tirpak Memorial Car, Bike & Tractor Show August 12, 2012 from 11:00 am  – 3:00 pm  (Registration 10:00 am – 1:00 pm) Proceeds to benefit Maplewood Career Center Scholarships. Dash Plaques, Door Prizes, Awards, Food

 

Windham UMC Worship & Picnic on the Porch

Aug 12

On August 12th Windham UMC will offer casual worship on their front lawn at 10am followed by a free picnic lunch & corn hole. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. 9051 N. Main St.

 

Room Mothers’ Luncheon

August 14

The Freedom Township School Room Mothers’ 2012 luncheon will be held at noon, on August 14 at the Freedom Town Hall. All mothers who have fond memories of their child’s school years at the Freedom School are invited, along with other guests. Those attending should bring a dish to share with serving utensils and their own table service –meat is furnished. For more information call Elaine Duffield at (330) 296-3568

 

Antique Tractor Show

 Aug. 17-19

Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County presents its 18th annual antique tractor show and flea market, August 17, 18 & 19 from 9am-5pm. Admission is $4. 12 & under as  well as exhibitors, free. Located at 1653 Ridge Road in Vienna. Featuring Allis Chalmers Tractors and equipment. Antique tractors, hit and miss engines. Chinese Auction 18 & 19. Garden tractor pulls Saturday. Antique tractor pulls Sun. (must be a member to pull) Free ice cream for kids 12 & under. For more info contact Joe Toth (330) 240-6407 or Terry Taylor (330) 442-2430

 

Freedom Run

Aug 18

3rd annual charity poker run, August 18. 4927 Greenwood Rd in Rootstown. Cost $10 per bike $15 w/ passenger. Sign ups start at 10am. First bike out 11am. Last bike out at 12pm. Last bike in at 6pm. 50/50 raffle, American Auction, door prizes, food & soft drinks after the run. Proceeds benefit JDRF. Rain or shine. Bar opens at 8am, breakfast will be available.

 

Scotch Doubles GHS Football

Aug. 18

GHS Feed-the-Team scotch doubles event will be held on August 18 at 9pm, at Skylanes Bowling Alley. $40 couple, includes 3 games, draft beer, pop, and pizza. $20 single. Chinese Auction. For more information contact Lyn @ (330) 671-3768 or Brian @ (330) 979-3723

 

6th Annual Chinese Auction

Aug. 18

The Cardinal Athletic Boosters will be holding their 6th Annual Chinese Auction on August 18th, 2012 at Cardinal Middle School in Middlefield.  The Doors open at 3:00 p.m. and the Drawings will begin at 5:00 p.m.   Admission is $5.00 (includes 20 bidding tickets)..Additional tickets are 10 for $1.00.  Large Prize tickets are 20 for $5.00.  We have Hundreds of Great Prizes to Giveaway!  There will be a 50/50 Raffle, Sideboards, Money Jar Give Away, Mystery Prizes, Door Prizes, Surprise Drawings, “Buy A Block for a Buck” and try to win up to $500 and  a Flat Screen TV Drawing.  Concessions available.  Come out and Support The Huskies!  Great Fun!!!…Great Food!!!…And for a Really Great Cause!!!  Tickets available at the door.  If you would like to donate an item, buy pre-sale tickets or for more information…please call Tally at (440) 632-5478.

 

Annual Picnic

Aug 19

Freedom Township annual picnic will be held this year on August 19 in the Freedom town hall pavilion. Joining in the festivities will be the Freedom Congregational Church and the Bethel Springs congregations. Combined church services will be at 10am in a large tent. The VFW will hold a memorial service at noon. The lunch will be served right after the memorial service. The main meat dish will be provided by the township. The church is cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. All are asked to bring a dish to pass. Space will be provided on the lawn for an art, craft and music fair. Contact Jim Hammar @ (330) 527-2855 to reserve a space

 

Craft Show

Sept 8

Craft show tables available: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a craft show on September 8, at the Parkman Community House. The show will start at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Doors will open 2 hours prior to the show for set up. Tables are $25 each and are on a first come first serve basis. Advanced payment is required to hold a table. For more information call (330) 889-9600 or email support@kidcancerfoundation.org

 

Gospel Fest

Sept. 23

The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups.  Interested groups can call the church for an application.  Applications must be returned within 30 days from the date received. The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.

 

Save the Date!

Sept 15

The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s game against Southeast will be an away game. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

 

 

Balloon-A-Fair “Friends In Flight” Seeks Vendors & Exhibitors

Sept 15 & 16

The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.

Village Solicitor Michelle Stuck gives Rick Patrick the oath of office. Photo: Benjamin Coll

Garrettsville – Village council president, Rick Patrick, was sworn in as the mayor of Garrettsville last week after the unexpected death of his friend and mentor, Craig Moser.

Patrick, who “did not want to become mayor this way”, took the  official oath of office on Wednesday morning in a brief, tear-filled cermony. A second ceremony was held on Saturday morning at Village Hall to allow family members and the entire council to be present.

Patrick will serve in the capacity of mayor until the 2013 municipal  elections. Should he decide not to run for the mayoral position, he will resume his seat on council on January 1, 2014.

Village council will be accepting letters of interest through 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 3rd from residents interested in filling two vacant seats on council.

Garrettsville Village Council is accepting letters of interest for two vacant Council seats, terms expiring December 31, 2013. Submissions must be received at Garrettsville Village Hall, 8213 High Street, Garrettsville, OH, no later than 2:30pm, Friday August 3, 2012.

Village Council will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 9:30am for the purpose of an executive session to consider appointments to the vacant council seats, and to generate a short list of potential candidates.

Garrettsville Village Council will also hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at 5:30pm for the purpose of an executive session to interview not more than four candidates for the two vacant council seats, and to consider appointments to those positions.

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Covenant Bible Fellowship celebrated Christmas in July this month at their monthly Loaves and Fishes Meal.

Earlier in the year the ladies’ group from the church thought it would be cool to do a Christmas in July themed meal for their monthly free meal. The group had the Christmas tree set-up, decorated the hall in a Christmas motif, along with Christmas music and donned Santa hats and reindeer antlers while serving the public. 

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Bicycles are more welcome now than ever in your Geauga Park District. After evaluating trail conditions for suitability for bicycles, the Board of Park Commissioners has decided on July 12 to expand access to bicycles on the trails in the following parks: Orchard Hills Park, Observatory Park, Frohring Meadows, Chickagami Park, Headwaters Park, Beartown Lakes Reservation, Sunnybrook Preserve and The Rookery.

Selected parks were chosen for their accessible aggregate and asphalt trails, Executive Director Tom Curtin said. However, pedestrians will continue to have the right of way on these trails, and bicyclists must yield to all others (skaters, walkers, etc.) while biking in a controlled, responsible manner.

Bicyclists must also travel no more than two abreast, keep right except to pass with caution, announce their passing so as not to startle others, and move off trails when stopped.

Signage with this trail etiquette will be added soon to the pergola at each of the above parks.

All bike-friendly trails are open only to non-motorized forms of transportation, with the exception of motorized wheelchairs, which are permitted. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

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Home Instead Senior Care proudly announces the first class of CAREGivers to complete their new nationally recognized Alzheimer’s training program called CARE: Changing Aging through Research and Education.

“This training program is the best I’ve seen,” states Theresa Dash, Human Resources Manager for Home Instead Senior Care, “and really takes our belief, ‘To Us It’s Personal’ to heart.”  The classroom instruction includes hands-on and practical applications for Caregivers to better understand the many behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  The techniques learned not only help Caregivers to manage these behaviors, but also build trust with the client, keep them safe and share their heart.

Troy Twp – Ken Zwolinski, owner of Ken’s Auto Body in Troy Township, prepares to spray painted rain barrels with a clear coat sealant at his shop.  Ken began donating this service to the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s Rain Barrel Yard Art Campaign four years ago when his daughter, Taryn Zwolinski, painted her first barrel for the project.   The District truly appreciates the Zwolinski family’s dedication to water conservation and community education!

It’s been an exciting year for Hiram alumnus Scott Starkey.  In January, Simon & Schuster published his new novel, How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying.  Geared to middle grade readers, this humorous “boy meets bully” tale has enjoyed strong appeal with parents and kids alike.  But for Starkey, one of the year’s highlights will come on Saturday, August 4, when he returns to Ohio for a special book signing and reading at The Village Bookstore on Main Street.

What makes the upcoming event particularly notable is that Starkey’s How to Beat the Bully takes place in Garrettsville.