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Friends of Melana Foundation Makes an Impact in the Fight Against Children’s Brain Cancer

| Published on April 9, 2014

In 2009, the small community of Garrettsville, Ohio, lost a precious, bright young fourth grader named Melana Matson to a horrible disease called Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).  This disease is an incurable and inoperable brain stem tumor that is located in the pons section of the brain.  Prognosis is …

Rotary Report

| Published on April 9, 2014

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club will be moving its time and venue for meetings to Cal’s II at 12:00p.m. Yet to be decided is whether it will be on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday on a permanent basis.   Check it out and get involved with an active, community-oriented group seeking new members.  …

You Can Recycle!

| Published on April 9, 2014

Last week, during their spring break, eight Girl Scouts from Crestwood Intermediate and their siblings took a tour at Streetsboro Metal Recycling to get a head start on Earth Day. The girls brought aluminum cans with them, which they had started collecting  when the school year began. While at the …

Friends of Melana Announce Summerfest Race Plans

| Published on April 3, 2014

Friends of Melana (FOM) will hold their Fourth Annual Memorial 5k and 1 mile run/walk at Garrettsville Summerfest, Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 9am. Proceeds from the event are used to fund research for kid’s cancer specifically for Gliomas. Participants are asked to register at www.stopkidscancer.org and click on events. …

Newton Falls Chamber News

| Published on April 3, 2014

Newton Falls – March’s meeting of the Newton Falls Area Commerce Association tied up a few loose ends and set plans moving forward while discussing ideas for creating new opportunities for professional growth.
The agenda opened with time for special presentations and this month featured [member], the law offices of Turner, …

Community in Action Breaks Ground for Community Garden

| Published on April 3, 2014

Windham – Hope springs a new with Windham Community in Action’s (CIA) Community Garden of Hope. This past Saturday, Windham CIA held a ground breaking for their community garden that they will plant when the weather breaks.  Prior to the ground breaking ceremony, they held a name the garden contest …

4-H All Stars

| Published on April 2, 2014

The 4-H All Stars have elected their officers;  Joey Fresch, President; Danielle Popek, Vice President; Stephanie Popek, Secretary; Erin Fresch, Recreation; Jonathan Wiczen, Health and Safety; Rebecca Potter, Reporter. April 12th will be our next meeting. This will be our business meeting. We will also be making Easter candy to …

Town Trotter News

| Published on April 2, 2014

Garrettsville – On Sunday, March 2nd the Garrettsville Town Trotters went to the office of Dann Timmons and Amy Turos on Main Street in Garrettsville and painted the front window. The theme of the window was “Follow the Hoof Prints to 4-H”. This year marks the 100th anniversary for Extension …

Literary Music Club News

| Published on March 27, 2014

On March 12th LMC held their monthly meeting, even if it was the worst day snow-wise. There were 6 of us attending. Alma Jones and Mary Leggett decorated for St. Patrick’s day. It was very cheerful and took our minds off the bad weather. Our program was presented by Iva …

J.A. Garfield Historical Society News

| Published on March 27, 2014

Garrettsville – The March 17 meeting of the James A. Garfield Historical Society was preceded by an open house coinciding with the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Garrettsville and a number of visitors were welcomed to view the collections in the historic Mott Building.

Council Approves Use of Lot for Community Garden

| Published on March 27, 2014

Windham – Windham Village Council held their monthly meeting a week ahead of the original scheduled meeting to accommodate council members’ schedules. The meeting was called to order and the minutes, expenditures, bank reconciliation and safety report were presented and approved.

Twentieth Century Club News

| Published on March 26, 2014

The Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville completed its journey through the Dewey Decimal System, fittingly, at the Garrettsville branch of the Portage County District Library, with the 900’s, history and geography.  Roll call was answered by enlightening the group as to what  each would take on  the way to a …

Mantua Village Club to meet April 7th

| Published on March 19, 2014

The April MVGC meeting will be held, at noon, at the home of Carol Fenrich.  A light meal will be served, followed by a short business meeting. Our guest speaker, this month, is White Dove Crow, a  Medicine Teacher of Native American culture.  White Dove Crow will inform us of …

G-Men Alumni Encouraged to “Save The Date”

| Published on March 19, 2014

The 9th Annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet will be held at the James A. Garfield Elementary School on Sept 20th. Anyone who attended JAG High School is welcome to attend. The event will include dinner, entertainment by the award winning high school band and tours of the campus including …

Scouts Travel to Cuba, New York

| Published on March 13, 2014

Nelson Twp. – On President’s Day weekend, ten scouts and three leaders from Boy Scout Troop 4065, chartered by the Nelson United Methodist Church, traveled to Cuba, New York to attend the 47th Annual Cuba Lake Ice Camp.  Once there, they set up their tents on the ice, where they …

Rotary Report

| Published on March 13, 2014

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary is moving closer to changing the club meeting time and location, partly in hopes of  becoming more accessible to more local  residents and business people.  The prospect of having lunchtime meetings at Cal’s II would seem to have advantages and may well be tried this summer, when  the …

Twentieth Century Club News

| Published on March 13, 2014

The ladies…and other members…of the Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville met on March 6 at the home of Iva Walker on Park Ave., Garrettsville,  for the penultimate meeting of the club year.  The theme for the year has been Exploring the World with Dewey, referring to the Dewey Decimal System …

A Garrettsville Master Gardener is Among a Group of Ohio State Extension Master Gardeners that Make A Difference in Rural Ecuador with The Tandana Foundation

| Published on March 13, 2014

Spring Valley, Ohio – Sixteen Extension Master Gardener (EMG) volunteers have returned from Ecuador, where they used their gardening skills to lend a helping hand in rural communities. They were on a gardening volunteer vacation, which was sponsored by The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program and The …

Your POWER is Not in Your PowerPoint

| Published on March 13, 2014

Kent – Indian Trails Chapter IAAP will meet on Tuesday, March 25,  at 5:45 pm at The Davey Institute, 1500 N. Mantua St., Kent, Ohio
Deborah Darling will present Your POWER is Not in Your PowerPoint.
There are many resources that can teach you how to use PowerPoint from a technical standpoint. …

April 1st GCRTA Meeting

| Published on March 13, 2014

Geauga County – The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association (GCRTA) will hold a luncheon meeting on Tuesday April 1st at the Geauga County Library Administration Center at 12701 Ravenwood Drive, Chardon Ohio. (For directions and more information please visit: www.gerta.net). Attendees should arrive at 11:15 for the 11:30 business meeting …

Windham Historical Society News

| Published on March 12, 2014

Windham – The Windham Historical Society continues their busy 2014 schedule on Monday, March 17, at 7 PM in the Brick Chapel on North Main Street in Windham.

Rotary Report

| Published on March 9, 2014

LAST CALL!
Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary is still seeking contestants for the 4-Way Speech Contest ,  to be conducted locally  on March 10 at the McCumbers-Brady Realty on Main St. , Garrettsville.  Any students from Windham H.S. or James A. Garfield H.S., grades 9-12, are eligible to participate.  The local first-place prize winner …

Newton Falls Cemetery Association News

| Published on March 9, 2014

Newton Falls – Newton Falls Cemetery Association met February 20, 2014 at the Newton Township Administration Building on Newton Falls-Bailey Road. Susan Montgomery was welcomed as a new member. Fund raising ideas were discussed for a cemetery project to be decided upon at the next meeting. Another cemetery walk was …

Portage County farmer supports local 4-H through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

| Published on March 9, 2014

Ravenna – Local farmer Carrie Pfeiffer-Fiala has directed a $2,500 donation to the Outlaws 4-H. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the group assist members in their farming, along with educational endeavors related to the education, training and promotion of animal husbandry.

Twentieth Century Club News

| Published on February 26, 2014

The ladies of the Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville met with their guests on February 20 in the Garrettsville United Methodist Church for Guest Night and the advance through the Dewey Decimal System, the 600’s, the Arts.
The evening’s program was presented by well-known local musician, Dale Lacan.  His repertoire ranged …

Angermeier Earns Eagle Scout Award

| Published on February 26, 2014

Kyle Angermeier, a member of Boy Scouts Troop 4062 of Garrettsville, Ohio, recently earned the highest honor in Boy Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. Only 6 percent of all Boy Scouts attain this honor.

Crestwood Girl Scouts Spring on the Villager

| Published on February 26, 2014

Garrettsville – As last week’s warmer weather brought melting snow and renewed our hope of spring, it also brought forth a group of Girl Scouts on a field trip to the Weekly Villager office in Garrettsville. The group of Juniors from troop 732 and Brownies from troop 835 came to …

J.A. Garfield Historical Society News

| Published on February 26, 2014

Garrettsville – The James A. Garfield Historical Society met at 7:30 p.m., February 17, 2014 in the historic Mott Building on Main St. in Garrettsville (The JAGHS meets on the third Monday of the month).

Literary Music Club News

| Published on February 26, 2014

Literary Musical Club (LMC) held their meeting on February 12th. We were glad to see everyone since our January meeting was cancelled because of snow. We had installation of new officers. President Betty Hamilton, Vice President Margaret Lappert, Secretary Billie English, Treasurer Marguertte Strawman. Alma Jones did a nice job …

Rotary Report

| Published on February 26, 2014

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians are moving on from their successful Family Week activity to support for Rachel Schwan, our local International Student Exchange adventurer for the coming year.  With the very helpful  encouragement and mentorship of Carol Donley, Rachel is looking at the likelihood of spending the 2014-2015 school year in Thailand.  …

Mantua Village Garden Club

| Published on February 26, 2014

The Mantua Village Garden Club will be resuming its meetings for the upcoming 2014 gardening season.  MVGC is one of the oldest established organizations in town, which was founded in 1935.  The first meeting of the year will be held at noon, at the home of president, Lea Lazar.  Members …

Rotary Report

| Published on February 19, 2014

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians are focusing on their next community outreach project, the Four-Way Speech Contest.  The premise of the competition is that the speakers are to choose a social, moral and/or ethical problem that they feel strongly about and have personal knowledge about. This confrontation should be bearing in mind the …

Upcoming Chamber of Commerce Events

| Published on February 19, 2014

Garrettsville – Spring is right around the corner, probably buried in a snowdrift but it is coming nevertheless.
One of the first signs of spring is the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Grab your friends and neighbors, and follow the road to Garrettsville Monday, March 17th …

Mantua Rotary Club and Crestwood Schools partner for a “Hot Event”!

| Published on February 19, 2014

Mantua – Refuse to COOK and attend “The BEST CHILI COOK-OFF EVER”.  It starts Thursday, February 27th from 5-7 pm, in the decorated Crestwood HS cafeteria. The proceeds will assist the Rotary Club of Mantuas to fund 2014 Scholarships and Awards for Crestwood students!  The Mantua Rotary Club has supported …

Rotary Report

| Published on February 12, 2014

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotarians met on February 3, 20014 to look back with pride and a sense of accomplishment  on the 2014 incarnation of Family Week and its culmination in Family Fun Day ( see last week’s Villager) and to move on to planning a bigger and better event for next year.  …

Twentieth Century Club News

| Published on February 12, 2014

The Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville met on February 6, 2014 in the Garrettsville branch of the Portage County District Library as part of the theme for the year, Through the Year with Dewey (Dewey Decimal System, that is).  The roll call was answered by proposing what members felt would …

Garrettsville Knights of Columbus Announce Free Throw Winners

| Published on February 6, 2014

Garrettsville – Out of 51 participants, these sharpshooters had the most baskets made. Anthony DeNigris hit 13 out of a possible 15 in this age group, while Derek Miller, Billy Criblez and Sam Biltz all made 12 out of 15/ in their tie breaker round, Derek came in first place, …

Newton Falls Chamber Report

| Published on February 6, 2014

Newton Falls – The Newton Falls Area Commerce Association started off 2014 with their January meeting with an eye toward plans for the new year involving how to continue promoting businesses and improving the economy in the community. 

Festival Puts Finishing Touch to Rotary’s Family Week Festivities

| Published on February 5, 2014

Well, THAT was Fun!
Garrettsville- Hiram Rotary’s annual Family Week ended with a bang, as all—or a lot, anyway—of  the folks who had been cooped up by the weather  for longer than  had been the case for quite a while came out to do a whole raft of things  on Saturday, …

J.A. Garfield Historical Society News

| Published on January 29, 2014

Garrettsville – The James A. Garfield Historical Society met on January20, 2014 in the historic Mott Building on Main St., Garrettsville for their regularly-scheduled (third Monday of each month) meeting…plenty to talk about.

Scout Pack 4062 Holds Pinewood Derby

| Published on January 29, 2014

Cub Scout Pack 4062 held their Annual Pinewood Derby at James A. Garfield Elementary School on Saturday January 25, 2013.  This year the event was sponsored by Charles Auto Family and Warren Construction.

It’s All About Family

| Published on January 22, 2014

Hiram – After an unexpectedly long Christmas break, the members of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary met in the Dining Hall at Hiram College on January 13 to get moving on upcoming events and programs.
Members were happy and proud to hear that Rachel Schwan has been selected for participation in the Rotary …

Retired Teachers Luncheon

| Published on January 22, 2014

Geauga County – The Geauga County Retired Teachers’ Association will hold its next luncheon gathering on Tuesday February 4th, 2014 at The Pilgrim Christian Church at 202 South Hambden Street on the Chardon Square.
Attendees should arrive at 11:15 a.m. The business meeting will begin at 11:30 followed by lunch at …

Garrettsville Twentieth Century Club News

| Published on January 22, 2014

Garrettsville – The Twentieth Century Club of Garrettsville held its annual Christmas party at the home of Maureen See on Garfield Dr.  Ms See was assisted by Leah Schultz in offering hospitality.  The colorful and warming refreshments were a joint production.

Mantua K of C to Sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship

| Published on January 16, 2014

Mantua – Crestwood area boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.  This is a fun, free activity for area youth to compete in a Free Throw (foul shot) competition for best …

Garrettsville Area Chamber News

| Published on January 8, 2014

Garrettsville – The Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce  wrapped up 2013 by celebrating another successful year of community involvement at its annual Holiday Social held on December 18th at Sugar Bush Golf Course. Over forty chamber members were treated to a delicious meal prepared by The Pasta House & Sherry …

Newton Falls Chamber Report

| Published on January 8, 2014

Newton Falls – The Newton Falls Area Commerce Association wrapped up 2013 with their December meeting, briefly discussing what had been accomplished during the year and spending the majority of the lunchtime gathering presenting ideas on what they hoped to achieve in the coming months.
The conversation opened with a recap …

Windham Lights Parade a Success

| Published on December 13, 2013

Windham – Folks flocked to the streets and braved the bitter cold Sunday night to watch the first Winter Lights Parade sponsored by Community in Action for Windham (CIAFW). The event was held in conjunction with the Windham Community Church Fellowship Tree Lighting in the gazebo on the township green.

Mantua K of C to Sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship

| Published on December 4, 2013

Mantua – Crestwood area boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.  This is a fun, free activity for area youth to compete in a Free Throw (foul shot) competition for best …

Mantua’s Christmas Tour Starts This Weekend

| Published on December 4, 2013

Mantua – For the first time ever, the Rotary Club of Mantua is hosting its Christmas Tour of Homes during the first two weekends in December.  While usually held in November, this year’s December tour of homes will help you get into the holiday spirit, giving you ideas for decking …