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4-Way Speech Contest Sign Up Today! Student in grades 9 through 12 in James A. Garfield or Windham High Schools are invited to participate in the 4-Way Speech Contest sponsored by the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club.  Check with principals, speech teachers, Interact advisors or go to the website for Rotary District 6630 for more information.  The local prizes are $100 for first...

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Monday Breakfast Mondays American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost is $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Cost includes coffee and juice. Takeout is available. For more info call 330-326-3188   Red Shield Pantry - Ravenna 1st Weds of the Month South Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 1st Wednesday of...

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Food Donations Wanted ASAP First Church of God in Windham is collecting canned good and non-perishable foods for inclusion in food baskets for local families for this Thanksgiving.  If you would like to help with this project to help locatl families in need this Thanksgiving,  donations may be brought to 9016 N Main St, Windham or by calling 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426. Start...

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Garrettsville - The Friends of the Garrettsville Library (PCDL) met recently—May 13—to confirm the dates of the next Big Book Sale, which will be held from June 16 to June21.  Monday , June 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 will be the Preview Event for Friends members ( to pick up hot titles on their must-read lists).  The public can...

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Big Brothers & Sisters Needed On-Going Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in need of Big Brother Volunteers. We have boys waiting in all parts of the county for someone who wants to spend time with them. Please call us today at (330) 296-6655 or visit our web site at www.bbsportage.org. All it takes is 12 hours a...

12th Annual Live Nativity

The Hambden Congregational Church,  3840 G.A.R. Highway, Hambden Twp., invites you and your family to come and witness a live outdoor nativity on December, 14th from 5-8pm. See Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, shepherds, Wisemen, and live animals. Come inside and view numerous Nativity sets on display inside our original historical Sanctuary. Then continue the journey to see other biblical scenes...

Upcoming Community Events | Week of October 30, 2015

Am. Legion Breakfast Mondays Legion Aux Post 674 in Windham will serve breakfast on Monday mornings from 7- 11 am $7.00 for full menu; $5.00 for limited; Includes coffee, juice and water. Everyone welcome ! Legion Fish Fry Fridays Fish fry is back at American Legion Post 674, Windham Fridays from 4-7:30 pm Choice of fish, chicken, or shrimp. Pick one or do combo Comes with fries...

We’re All Invited: Upcoming Community Events (Week of 4/8/16)

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Northern Portage Relay For Life Register Today! The 2016 Northern Portage Relay for Life 5k & 1 Mile run event will take place at Sunny Lake Park on May 7th, starting at 8:30AM. Anyone wishing to participate should register online at www.NPortageRFL5k. Each participant will receive the 2016 event t-shirt and runner package. Anyone who signs up for the 5K will receive...

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Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry Friday Nights Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.   Monday Breakfast Mondays American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio....

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Garrettsville Farmers Market Register Now Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 - 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.   Scholarship Offer Chiropractic Center...

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We Need Your Help! Class of “68”......we need your help in locating the following people: Gary Adams, Virgil Bishop, Lawrence Cassidy, James Uphole, and Ron Baker. If you know where they are, or have a current  address, phone/ cell number, email address, please contact, Cherryl  {Clark} Duffield, @ 330- 527-2713, or Cindy (Vasil) Hillier @ csh2605@aol.com, or Judy (Bazil) Stone...

GPS It! Geocaching in Geauga Parks

Try your hand at geocaching, a high-tech game of hide and seek using GPS (Global Positioning System), with some help from some local geocaching fans. What: Geocaching in Geauga Parks When: Saturday, August 29 – 10 a.m. to noon Where: Big Creek Park, Donald W. Meyer Center, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon Twp. After an introductory presentation on the activity, members of the local...

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4-H All Stars 4-H All Stars are now enrolling new members for the coming year. Youth must be 5-18 years as of Jan 1st, 2016 and live in Portage County. Our club offers many projects: small animals, sewing, cooking, quilting, photography, electricity, wood working, small engines and many more. We meet in Nelson Township. Call Janet 440-548-5142 for more information. Am....

Resume & Cover Letter Class at the Windham Library

Windham -  On April 29 and May 1 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, the Windham Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, will be having a two-part class on how to write a resume and cover letter. The class will walk the participants through writing a resume and cover letter from start to finish. Participants will...

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Vendors Wanted For Freedom Day Register Today Spaces are now available for crafters, artisans and musicians for the Freedom Day Picnic and Celebration. Show your skills on August 21. For information call Jim (330)527-2855 or John (330)527-4094. Newton Falls Community Yard Sale Register Now Start planning now!! The Newton Falls 4th annual citywide yard sale is being planned for this year. It is scheduled...

Upcoming Community Events – Week of November 25

Clean Out Your Closets Before The Holidays! The MVPs of James A Garfield Middle School, in partnership with Easter Seals Disabilities Services, are hosting a “FILL THE TRUCK” fundraiser on December 3, 2016 from 10:00-4:00 at the Middle School. The MVPs is a parent organization that raises money throughout the year to benefit seventh and eighth grade students and teachers....

Upcoming Community Events – Week of July 31st

Zucchini Cookbooks  On Sale Now! Southington Garden Club is selling a cookbook of 500 recipes using zucchini. The cookbook has recipes from appetizers to desserts, all using zucchini.  The cost is $13.00 including postage. Send the check to Southington Garden Club to: Evelyn Wibert: 2959 Leiby Osbourne Road, Southington, Ohio 44470. Knitting with Nutter 2nd & 4th Mondays Want to have fun, create personal...

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G-W Soccer Club Needs YOU!! G-W Soccer Club needs new trustees this year to continue the wonderful tradition we have seen over the past 10 yrs. and to get the season off to a great start.  Any willing participants please contact Russ (russell61731@yahoo.com),  Bob (matrixprints@yahoo.com), or Stacey (martin.neer@earthlink.net)  who are stepping down after 5 yrs. as trustees.  We have all...

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Vehicle Donation Now! Want to get rid of that old car, truck, van or motorcycle and have it picked up for free? Want a tax receipt for your donation? Want to have your vehicle picked up in 3 days or less? Then Call Big Brothers & Sisters (330) 296-6655 or visit our website at www.bbsportage.com. Running and non-running vehicles, from individuals...

Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull Counties

American Legion Breakfast Mondays Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188. Community Center in Mantua Open Tuesdays The Community Center at Mantua Center meets Tuesdays in the cafeteria wing of the old Mantua Center School, on Center Road just north of SR 82.  Doors open at...

Upcoming Community Events – Week of January 27th

Kindergarten Registration Time! The James A. Garfield School District is now taking reservations for Kindergarten registration for children that will turn age 5 before August 1, 2017. Registration will take place on, Monday, March 27nd , Tuesday, March 28th and Friday March 31st, 2017. Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment. Newton Fall...

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District Needs You!

Interested in taking a peek at aquatic critters, such as crayfish, dragonflies, water pennies, and caddisflies, which live in our local streams?  How about interacting with other individuals who share an interest in nature?  Then grab your water shoes and join the Millennium Youth Conservationists (MYC) team!  The MYC team will use kick seines, sediment sticks, pH test kits,...

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Ravenna Summerfest Vendors & Crafters Needed Register Today The return of Ravenna Summerfest is June 16th from 10 am - 6 pm. We are currently looking for vendors & crafters to add to the days activities and car show. Please contact Barb at (330) 297-6684 or Susie at (330) 296-3779. Spring Craft Show Seeks Vendors Call Today! Vendors sign up now for the Spring...

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Calling All 1976 GHS AlumniRegister NowThe Garfield Class of 1976 35th reunion has been scheduled for Saturday, June 4, at 7 pm at Slim & Jumbo’s.  If you graduated in 1976 or if you know someone who did, please get us contact information!  You can e-mail Gwynne (Laning) D’Amico at gal31658@aol.com or call Barb (Wensel) Deakins at (440) 548-5082...

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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...

Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull

American Legion Breakfast Mondays Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188. After School Crafts After school crafts at Renaissance Center in Windham in the game room. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Fall crafts made during October. Softball Player Wanted Thunder Elite 10u out of Trumbull County...

Upcoming Community Events | Week of September 25

Community Center Open Tuesdays Every Tuesday except election day, the community center will be open from 9:30 till 2:00 or 3:00, in the cafeteria wing of the Mantua Center School on Center Road just north of SR82. There is no charge and all are welcome. Water color painting group gathers at 9:30. There’s always a jigsaw puzzle to work on, a...

Pipeline Workshop: Pitfalls and Protections: A Workshop sponsored by Concerned Citizens Ohio

Main Presenter: Sean Kelly, Attorney: Legal Issues with Pipelines Secondary Information: Citizens'  Self-Protection Plan Time:  7:30-9:00 P.M. Thursday Evening, Sept. 19, 2013 Where:  9052 State Route 14, Unit D (The Eagles Meeting Hall--north end of building) Streetsboro, Ohio 44241. The building is directly across Route 14 from K Mart in Streetsboro. The workshop will include legal information about easements, citizens' rights, eminent domain,...

Free Football Officiating Academy at Hiram College

The Hiram College Athletic Department and the NFL have teamed up to present “The Football Officiating Academy” on April 10 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Les & Kathy Coleman Sports, Recreation & Fitness Center and Henry Field on the campus of Hiram College.

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at the Library

Join us at the Garrettsville Library as we celebrate the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Help celebrate the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby by wearing your best “Derby Day” hat. Also, create a bejeweled lucky horseshoe, win prizes, and learn about the Kentucky Derby with other great activities. For kids in...

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Looking for Swim Lessons for Your Children? Well look no further than Hiram College.  Missed the start of our first session?  Have no fear as every five weeks begins a new opportunity for the community’s youth to participate in the Hiram College Water Dog Swim Lessons.  Get lessons from the colleges finest once a week for a five week period. ...

We’re All Invited: Upcoming Community Events (Week of April 22)

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The Friends of Melana 5k Run/1 Mile Walk Register Today! The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 6th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Event registration can be done on line at www.2016friendsofmelana5k.eventbrite.com. Registration...

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#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.   Start Something Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in...

Parrot Hope Rescue Open House

Parrot Hope Rescue is having its 3rd Annual Open House Event on June 1st from 1: 00 to 5:00 p.m.  There will be tours, booths, presentations, refreshments available.  There will be a chance to meet adoptable birds, learn more about parrot behavior, view toys, apparel and cages, have pictures taken with parrots, get wings and tails clipped ( the...

Friends of Melana Murder Mystery Night

The Friends of Melana is sponsoring its third murder mystery night on Nov 2nd at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall at 11845 St. Rt.44, Mantua.  Presale tickets only.  The doors open at 6pm featuring the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group presenting “Murder at the Masquerade Ball”.  Limited tickets are available at the following locations in Garrettsville:  Ryser...

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Christmas Raffle Tickets On Sale Now The JAG All Sports Boosters are hosting their 2nd annual Christmas Raffle. This year there will be 3 prize categories: 1st Apple iPad 2, 2nd Apple iPod touch, and 3rd $100 cash. The drawing will be held on Dec. 16, 2011 at 1/2time of boys varsity BB game. Tickets can be purchased at the program booth during the...

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Picnic in the Park Thursdays No school, no lunch?  Hilltop Christian Church can help! This summer one day of each week we will be serving lunch at the Mantua Village Park.  Picnic in the park is free & open to all, kids and adults.  Serving Thursdays  through August 1st. Serving times are 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Play in the park and have...

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Bread & Soup Meal Thursdays Join in a Hiram tradition that has been going...

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2015 Calendars Available The Newton Township Cemetery Association calendar for 2015, featuring photos of the tornado damage that destroyed property thirty years ago in Newton Falls, may be purchased from Art Effects, Newton Falls Printing, Nussles Florist, Roods Wallpaper and Paint and from association members or by calling 330.872.0236 or 330.872.5452. The calendar price is $10.   Help JAG Elementary PTO turn...

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Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry Friday Nights Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.   Monday Breakfast Mondays American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio....

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Contemplative Service Weds Evenings The entire community is invited to attend a Contemplative Service on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. The half hour consists of music, silence, and prayer, with Scripture readings and Open Communion for those who wish to partake. It provides a mid-week time for peaceful meditation and reflection. On-site child care is provided. The Mantua Center Christian Church...

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Feline Spay and Neuter Clinic In an effort to help with the growing cat problem in Portage County, Rose's Rescue along with the Portage Co Dog Warden's Office will be hosting an all cat spay and neuter clinic on Tuesday July 15, 2014. The cost per spay or neuter will be $20 per cat. An appointment is required.  The $20...

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Picnic in the Park Thursdays No school, no lunch?  Hilltop Christian Church can help! This summer one day of each week we will be serving lunch at the Mantua Village Park.  Picnic in the park is free & open to all, kids and adults.  Serving Thursdays  through August 1st. Serving times are 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Play in the park and have...

Wine Tasting Event

Friends of WomenSafe is partnering with Adams Reserve Cheddar again to host the seventh annual Wine Tasting event Thursday September 15th from 6-9 p.m. at the Sharon James Cellars, 11303 Kinsman Road in Newbury. Come admire the newly renovated Sharon James, sample a variety of domestic wines, munch on hearty appetizers and enjoy the fine cheeses...

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Food Donations Wanted ASAP First Church of God in Windham is collecting canned good and non-perishable foods for inclusion in food baskets for local families for this Thanksgiving.  If you would like to help with this project to help locate families in need this Thanksgiving,  donations may be brought to 9016 N Main St, Windham or by calling 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426.   Start...

2013 Bark Bone-anza Charity Dog Walk

Aurora - On Sunday, May 19th, the City of Aurora’s Park & Recreation Department and Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invite you to paw-ticipate in the 2013 BARK BONE-ANZA CHARITY DOG WALK sponsored by Purina Pro Plan’s Rally to Rescue. The event is held at Tails and Trails Dog Park (adjacent to Sunny Lake Park) 841 Page Road in Aurora,...

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Praise and Worship Service Saturdays Southington U.M.C. Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7 pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! For more info call 330-898-2156.   Spring Storytime Registration   Now Portage County District Library announces that spring storytime registration begins March 3rd at most branch libraries. To register,...

Upcoming Community Events – Week of February 24th

Kindergarten Registration Time! The James A. Garfield School District is now taking reservations for Kindergarten registration for children that will turn age 5 before August 1, 2017. Registration will take place on, Monday, March 27nd , Tuesday, March 28th and Friday March 31st, 2017. Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment. Preschool Screenings...

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Balloon-A-Fair Seeks Vendors & Exhibitors Register Today The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses & agencies to set up booths September 17 in downtown Ravenna & Sept 17 & 18 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna. For booth space price and application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For general questions...

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Praise and Worship Service Saturdays Southington UMC Praise and Worship Services are Saturdays at 7 pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Call 330-898-2156 with any questions. An Invitation to Come Home for the Holidays Jan  & Feb St. Joseph Parish in Mantua is offering a program to...

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