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The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association will hold their annual Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday December 2, 2014. The event will be held at St. Denis Party Center at 10660 Chardon Rd, Chardon, Ohio 44024. Attendees should gather at 11:15 with the business meeting beginning at 11:30 and then followed by lunch at noon. The menu consists of fresh roasted pork loin, redskin mashed potatoes, garden blend vegetables, tossed salad, rolls and butter, assorted pastries, soft drinks, tea or coffee.

Musical entertainment will be provided by ‘The Geauga Renaissance Singers’ from the Geauga Senior Center. Reservations for the luncheon are required, and should be mailed to Judy Miller at 17130 Kinsman Road, Middlefield OH 44062. Please write your $19.00 check to GCRTA, which includes a one dollar donation to the Grant-in-Aid fund. The deadline date for reservations is November 21st. (Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, reservations are required earlier than usual for an accurate count.).

Please bring a newly retired teacher, or school personnel retiree, or someone who may need a ride. We are also asking each member to bring paper products or canned goods for the ‘Geauga County Hunger Task Force’.

If you need a ride from The Geauga Transit, please call 285-2222 or  564-7131, Ext. 516 a week ahead of time to make your reservation.

Geauga County Auditor Frank J. Gliha announces that 2014 is a Triennial Update year for Geauga County. Based on our analysis and analysis of the Ohio Department of Taxation we have come to the conclusion that the property values set in 2011 have met the goals and standards sought by the Ohio Department of Taxation for the 2014 Triennial Update. With the exception of a few condominium complexes, the property values that were put in place in 2011 will remain until2017 when the next county-wide reappraisal will occur. During the week of September 8, 2014 the Appraisal Department will have appraisers in the office to discuss any questions taxpayers may have about the 2014 Triennial Update.

Our office has analyzed the relationship of the market values carried by the Auditor’s Office to the sales prices that have occurred over the past three (3) years. The Auditor’s Office utilized several software programs in concert with its G.I.S. System to perform quality control with the understanding that establishing property values is an important and sensitive issue. These quality control measures assist our staff in insuring that fair and equitable values have been placed on every property.

Auditor Gliha reminds residents that the Auditor’s Office will have extended hours on the week of September 8th to help answer any questions property owners may have. Besides the normal hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday -Friday, the office will also be open Wednesday evening September 10th until6:00 p.m.  The office is located in the Courthouse Annex, 231 Main Street, Suite 1A, Chardon, OH 44024-1293 or can be reached by calling: ( 440) 279-1600.


Geauga County – The Geauga County Library Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its 2014 Chapman Award.  This yearly recognition is bestowed upon a special individual (or group of individuals) whose deeds have promoted the enjoyment and value of books and reading and whose involvement has directly benefitted the Geauga County community.

The prestigious Chapman Award, inspired and named after the late Mrs. Newton B. Chapman of Chardon, is presented at the Foundation’s annual ceremony and social event in October.  Past recipients include Norma B. Chapman (1994), Anderson A. Allyn, Sr. (1995), Barbara Inderlied (1996), Donald Cornish (1997), Jeannette “Teeter” Grosvenor (1998), Patricia Caunter-Billington (1999), Isabelle Gardner (2000), Elizabeth “Lee” Fisher (2001), Amy Kenneley (2002), Beverley Buettner (2003), Hope Merryfield (2004), Larry Dolan (2005), Anne Prusha (2006), Paul Newman (2007), Betty Wallis (2008), Regina “Sunny” Doxey (2009), Nancy Speck (2010), Mona J. Trybus (2011), Judy Carruthers (2012), Ann Lyman (2012), Mary Jean Moreno (2012), Pat Weyandt (2012) and Mary Ann Moczulski (2013).

The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 14, 2014.  Nomination forms are available at all Geauga County Public library branches including Bainbridge, Chardon, Geauga West and Middlefield Libraries, Newbury and Thompson Stations, the Bookmobile, and at the Geauga County Public Library Administrative Center 12701 Ravenwood Dr., Chardon. More than one nomination form may be submitted per person.

For more information, contact the Geauga County Public Library Administrative Center at (440) 286-6811.

The Geauga County Library Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the Geauga County Public Library.



Geauga County has been experiencing an increase in the needs of families and children in the past several years. This has caused the demand for certified foster and adoptive parents to increase as well. There are many families in crisis in our own neighborhoods that require the supportive services of our agency. You and your family could be part of the support.

Children need a nurturing family that can provide them with stability, love, and guidance, while their own family works on making positive changes, so they can be reunified.

Consider becoming a foster and/or adoptive family for the Geauga County children who need and deserve your support. The agency will walk you through the process of becoming certified, providing support along the way.

There will be an information meeting on Monday June 16, 2014, at 10:00 am, at the Chardon Public Library, located at 110 East Park St., Chardon, Ohio.  Please RSVP by June 13, 2014 to Amanda Ward at 440-285-1205, or email at warda01@odjfs.state.oh.us.


Chardon - A sure sign that spring is around the corner is the Geauga County Maple Festival.  It is a celebration of the year’s maple season and the place where maple syrup producers showcase their best syrup.  The festival will take place April 24 – 27 on Historic Chardon Square.

One of the highlights of the festival is the two huge parades.  They step off at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  The theme this year is “Spring’s Golden Sunshine – Maple!” There will be floats, horses, old cars, new cars and lots of fire trucks.

The Saturday Parade Marshall will be Aggie Sojka of Hambden.  Sojka has been involved with maple her entire life but now she has proved that the best maple syrup in the world comes from Geauga County.  Her medium amber maple syrup produced in Parkman was awarded a first place at the International Maple Syrup Institute annual meeting in October in Delta Beausejour, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Sojka was inducted into the Geauga County Maple Festival Hall of Fame in 2011.  Her late husband, Mark Sperry, was inducted in 1995.

Sunday’s Parade Marshall will be WOIO weatherman Jeff Tanchak.  As a native of Buffalo, New York, Tanchak understood lake effect weather and the impact it has on an area.  In his spare time he enjoys golf and the Indians.

Also riding in the parade will be the 2014 Maple Hall of Fame inductee Tom Blair of Burton.

This will be the 86th edition of the Geauga County Maple Festival.  The Festival began in 1926 by a group of Chardon businessmen to increase awareness of the areas maple syrup and increase maple sales.  In the late 1940’s there were three years that no festival was held due to the war and lack of maple syrup.  Come join the fun and celebrate “Springs Golden Sunshine – Maple” and the wonderful maple season.  For a complete list of festival events and times visit www.maplefestival.com.

Make your reservation today for the 15th annual Friends of WomenSafe Spring Luncheon, “Blossoms & Butterflies.” Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in the Banquet Room at St. Mary’s, 401 North Street in Chardon.  Hear guest speaker Natalie Saikaly Ronayne, Executive Director of the Cleveland Botanical Garden, tell us about the interesting things happening at the Botanical Garden.

The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. so you can buy tickets for the lavish Chinese Auction items offered every year.  Items include certificates for restaurants, overnights, jewelry made by area artists and specialty baskets, to name just a few of the items you can win.  Reserve House Catering will prepare the delicious lunch, and we will be serenaded with the beautiful music of harpist Virginia Dickson.  The price remains at only $30 per person.  Make your reservations online at www.eventbrite.com to pay by credit card or call #440-285-3741 for more information.

Up to 50% of homeless women and children are fleeing domestic violence.  By attending this fundraiser you will be part of the solution for families and individuals in crisis.  The Friends of WomenSafe exist solely to generate unrestricted funds to support the important work of WomenSafe.  We would love to see you at St. Mary’s as you treat yourself to a lovely afternoon and support this worthy cause!


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 followed by lunch at noon. The menu will include: chicken cutlet, pecan salad, pasta, rolls/garlic bread, coffee or water, and cookies. The program speaker will be Cheryl McClellan who will give an ‘Introduction to Genealogy’.


Geauga County – University Hospitals (UH) Geauga Medical Center recently received the “Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke” Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The prestigious award recognizes the community hospital’s commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally- accepted guidelines.

Geauga County – In 2014, University Hospitals (UH) Geauga Medical Center and the Geauga County Department on Aging are once again partnering to offer a series of interactive wellness programs for seniors throughout the region. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Life.” To officially launch the series, the two organizations will sponsor the county’s first Valentine’s Day “Heart to Heart” Senior Dance, hosted by the Chardon High School Teen Leadership Corps (TLC).
The fun, intergenerational event will take place on Friday, February 14 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Chardon United Methodist Church, 515 North Street, and will feature live music, dancing and lunch provided by UH Geauga Medical Center. Area seniors who register to attend are encouraged to bring a date, go stag or come with friends.


While the classic “Miracle on 34th Street” is gracing the Geauga Theater stage in December, the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild will also be featuring class performances to celebrate the holiday season. Students have been practicing lines, warming up their voices and preparing costumes and decorations. Three performances will be offered to spotlight the talented youth in our community.


Geauga County – Forty-nine-year-old Daniel Sturm of Burton was at work when he began experiencing strange symptoms. “I was sick to my stomach, I was feeling pressure on my chest, and my jaw and right arm were hurting,” says Mr. Sturm, who thought the humid July weather was the cause. The next day, he mowed his lawn and went into the house. “It felt like somebody parked a semi on my chest.  I was sweating and couldn’t catch my breath. I collapsed in the hallway.”


GEAUGA COUNTY – The fifth annual Family Health & Safety Day will be held at University Hospitals (UH) Geauga Medical Center, 13207 Ravenna Road in Chardon, on Saturday, July 13th from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. The free event promotes healthy living by providing wellness screenings and education in collaboration with the hospital’s many community partners.
This year’s Family Health & Safety Day will present the widest range of screenings and interactive demonstrations to date. “It’s part of our mission at UH Geauga Medical Center to ensure that the people we serve have access to complete information regarding healthy lifestyles, care and prevention,” says event and screenings coordinator Lou Ann Marx, RN, BSN. “Our partner organizations and the hospital’s clinicians, physicians and staff are volunteering their time to make this free event educational, empowering and fun for all ages.”
More than 1,000 people are expected to attend this summer’s event.


The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild will present four youth productions which will showcase the hard work of students in the summer workshops. “Shrek the Musical” kicks off the youth performances with a comedic fairy tale directed by Patty Osredkar and performed by a talented cast of teens. Shrek, an ogre, sets out to reclaim his swamp from squatting, displaced fairy creatures, by rescuing the dragon-guarded Princess Fiona. He must deliver her to Lord Farquaad, who must marry a princess to become a king and make his land of Dulac into a real kingdom. As expected, nothing goes as planned for Shrek! Performances are Thursday, July 18th and 19th at 7:30 and July 20th at 2:00.

The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association will meet on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 for a luncheon and meeting at the St. Denis Golf Club, 16660 Chardon Road (Rt. 6), Chardon, Ohio.

Gathering time at 11:15 AM, followed by the business meeting at 11:30, and  lunch at 12:00.  The menu will consist of Dijon pork loin, buttered redskin potatoes, green beans almondine, tossed salad, rolls and butter, vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, coffee, tea, and iced tea.

The program will be a speaker from STRS discussing our retirement system.

Cost is $18.00 (which includes a $1.00 donation to the Grant-in-Aid Fund).  Mail your reservations to Ruth Holm, 15920 Arbor Trail, Newbury, OH 44065.  Please make your check out to GCRTA and send your reservation by May 27, 2013.

Bring a newly retired teacher, school personnel, or someone who may need a ride.

Our association welcomes any person who was employed by a school district anywhere in the United States.  For further information about membership, please contact Jean Paine at 440-286-4992.

Remember to bring paper products or canned goods for the Geauga County Hunger Task Force.  The Hunger Cupboard is especially in need of canned soups and paper products.

If you need a ride from Geauga Transit, call 440-285-2222 or 440-564-7131 ext. 5160 a week ahead of time to make your reservation.


The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild (GLTG), located in Chardon Square, has announced the youth workshops for this summer. There will be opportunities to explore the arts from ages four to seventeen.The GLTG combines youth and educational theater to teach students confidence, team-building, character, voice and artistic concepts within the framework of performing a production.  Oh, and fun!


Bring birds into your life to make every day a Happy Bird Day by joining Geauga Park District Naturalist John Kolar, Senior Naturalist Dan Best, and Helen Hempal, owner of For the Birds, Wildlife and More in Chardon, on Saturday, February 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center in Russell Township.


The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild will be offering a wide array of classes for the upcoming winter and spring session.  There are many favorite performing arts classes which will return along with a few new surprises.  Perhaps you’ve always wanted to test your skills with Shakespeare.  Adults and children will be offered the opportunity to experience the humor and challenge of Shakespeare.  There will be an adult scene study with Mark Cipra offered in March and a class for ages ten to seventeen starting in April.  Whether interested in home-school classes, comedy or myths and legends, there is a class for you!  Angela Miloro-Hansen, Julie Douglass, Patty Osredkar and Sarah Wyatt look forward to shining the spotlight on their students.


Geauga Lyric Theater Guild is proud to announce their 3rd annual Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser “Marriage Can Be Murder” on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Seasoned actors, using a professional script from Mystery Dinner Playhouse, will entertain you with their wit and have you guessing “who dunnit?” in order to win a prize!  The event will be held at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Chesterland with doors opening at 6:00 p.m.  Along with the dinner and performance, there will again be a silent auction, pick-a-prize raffle, 50/50, mystery boxes and more!

The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild invites you to take an exhilarating journey past the second star to the right and straight on till morning. The Elementary School drama production of “Peter Pan” swoops onto the stage with the Lost Boys, Natives, Mermaids, Tink and Captain Hook’s swashbuckling Pirates. Led by the boy who refused to grow up, the Darling children find themselves intertwined into an adventurous land of mystery and wonderment. This cast of 37 talented young children , directed by Angela Miloro – Hansen, has been working hard for the last six weeks to learn lines, develop memorable characters and gain knowledge on all aspects of live theater.

Geauga Lyric Theater Guild’s Youth Workshops begin their summertime performances with the teen production of Stephen Schwartz’s and John-Michael Tebelak’s “Godspell”. This energetic production, directed by Karen O’Baker Porter, kicks off the Geauga Theater’s live productions  for the summer on July 19, 20th at 7:30pm and July 21st at 2pm. Featuring a variety of  contemporary music styles explaining the parables of the Bible, Godspell follows Christ and his disciples through a lighthearted yet thought-provoking spiritual journey.


Geauga County – Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, located in Chardon, Ohio, will offer many opportunities for youth ages 4 through 18 during the 2012 summer workshops. Mission Imagination, for early learners, will encourage children to sing, dance and perform, and will have three sessions. The Elementary Drama (Peter Pan) and Elementary Youth Musical (Once Upon a Time) workshops give children aged 7 to 12 a chance to expand their creative skills. There will be two workshops for teens ages 13 to 18, the Teen Musical (Godspell) and a Teen Drama Workshop (One Acts), along with a Tech Workshop for ages 11 to 18. Workshops for teens help them gain knowledge about the arts, and build confidence which benefits them in school, as well as later in life. Registration opens Saturday, March 31st 9:00 a.m. at the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild office located at 106 Water Street in Chardon. For more information about the workshops call 440-285-7701 or go to www.geaugatheater.org.

Geauga County – Start the New Year off right by making your house a Safe and Healthy Home!
You don’t have to wait until spring to start your spring cleaning!  Hopefully most of us would never describe our homes as “hazardous”, but many of the products we use every day are actually toxic.  Are you curious about the contents of your cabinets?  Let’s see… bleach, lighter fluid, batteries, compact florescent bulbs, drain cleaner, bug spray, paint, bathroom cleaners, wood polish, motor oil…  YIKES!  A quick walk-through of your home can prove to be enlightening yet frightening!  Believe it or not the average U.S. household accumulates as much as 100 pounds of hazardous waste over time.  So without even realizing it, our ordinary home can be extraordinarily toxic.
The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) encourages you to start off the New Year with a commitment to reduce the hazardous waste in your home, making it safer, healthier, and ultimately happier.  The District is teaming up with the Geauga County Local Emergency Planning Committee, the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District, and the Geauga County Storm Water Task Force to provide a Household Habits for Healthy Waters program.  This program will provide a deeper understanding of hazardous products and their proper use, storage, and disposal.  We’ll also discuss ways to reduce and prevent toxic hazards at home and how to be prepared if you do have an emergency.
Join us on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at The Donald W. Meyer Center at Big Creek Park (9160 Robinson Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024) for a unique opportunity to learn to “clean up and green up” your home, garage and yard. 
All are welcome to this free and informative program.  Light refreshments will be provided and participants will create a nontoxic household cleaner to take home.  “Green giveaways” and free resources will also be distributed.  Don’t miss this chance to de-tox your digs and protect your posse!  For more information and to register for the program, please call 440-834-1122 ext. 2 or email gprunty@geaugaswcd.com.  Registration deadline is Monday, January 9th. 

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Chardon – On October 14, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in Judge Fuhry’s Courtroom at the County Courthouse, Geauga County Auditor Frank J. Gliha will hold a forfeited land sale.

The terms of sale are cash, money order, or certified check and any parcel purchased must be paid for by 3:00 p.m. the day of the sale.

There are 10 parcels located in Bainbridge Township, 1 parcel in Auburn Township and 9 parcels in Newbury Township
Parcel and tax map information marking the location of the properties are on display in Auditor Gliha’s Office at 231 Main Street, Chardon, Courthouse Annex, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and also on our website: www.auditor.co.geauga.oh.us

Registration for the sale will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Courthouse. All bidders must be current on all Real Estate Taxes owned in Geauga County.

Chardon – We are fascinated by medieval times.  The Middle Ages remain a time of mystery and revelation.  There are groups today that continue to investigate that period and share it with others.  One of those groups is the Society For Creative Anachronism.  It is an international non-profit organization that celebrates pre-17th century history.  It has members who study every aspect of medieval life and share it with others.

Festivals were an important part of medieval life so it is very proper to have members of SCA share medieval life with Geauga County Maple Festival visitors.  Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. by the Entertainment Stage, members of the local Eastwatch Canton will be returning to medieval life with assorted demonstrations and activities.

Medieval times fascinate kids.  They were  a time of Knights, Lords and Ladies, castles and mythical beasts.  Jousts and tournaments showed off battle skills that could save lives in battles.  The women wore amazing and intricate clothing while enjoying music and chants that continue to have an influence on today’s music.  The imagination can kick into high gear and let young ones explore a very different way of life. Adults also can get into the proper medieval feel.

Medieval events across Ohio and beyond attract thousands each year, many coming in proper medieval clothing.  They participate in medieval dancing and other activities.

Eastwatch, a Canton of the Barony of Cleftlands, is within the Middle Kingdom, which covers Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula Counties.  Their goal is to learn what life was like during this period then share it with others through demonstrations and other activities.  They will share acts of warfare and dancing at the Maple Festival   Take time to talk to them and it is amazing the depth of knowledge they have on medieval times.

This is an event for everyone in the family.  Be sure to attend and get back into another era at the Geauga County Maple Festival.


Because of voter support in November, the Geauga County Public Library system will reinstate opening at 9:00 a.m. six days a week at Bainbridge,   Chardon, Geauga West, and Middlefield libraries beginning January 3. Sunday hours remain 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Story-time classes continue, and additional programs for school-age children, teens, and adults will begin soon.
The website has been updated and provides valuable information, databases, catalog connection, and ebook titles. The Ohio E-Book Project found at www.geaugalibrary.net offers titles to library card holders that can be downloaded to such devices as Nooks, Sony e-readers, and Kobos.  If you have questions about accessing any library service, there is now more time available for staff to assist you!

The first time Naturalist Services Director Diane Valen did one of these programs, a slideshow on Alaska, it drew a record-breaking 90 people.
But that was back in the beginning, in the winter of 2006, before the popular Armchair Adventure Travelogue Series became a staple on so many calendars and a known means to avoid cabin fever. Now the average crowd is 100; audiences are known to brave blizzard-like conditions; and this season one presenter will even come all the way from Arizona to share her story.
“People sometimes feel like there isn’t anything for them during the wintertime because they’re not skiers and they just aren’t equipped to be outside,” Diane said. “This has filled this niche.”
In addition to a variety of photos and storytelling techniques, many presenters also bring maps, souvenirs or the backpacks right off their backs so people can see what it takes to take such a trip – what do you have to take with you? These items are set up in the back of the room for pre- and post- meeting examination and questions.
The following programs run 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Hiking Sedona: Red Rocks – Blue Sky – White Snow – Sunday, December 26
Described by USA Today as “the most beautiful place in America,” Sedona’s beauty has made it a mecca for photographers, nature lovers and travelers to the West. Explore the culture, history and natural features of this spectacular area with Nelson and Marty Kirsch, who for the last 10 years have trekked hundreds of trails and thousands of miles while enjoying winters in Sedona.
The Yukon by Canoe – Sunday, January 16
Details: Paddling 250 miles on the Yukon River along the route of 1898 Gold Rush prospectors, then camping under the “midnight sun,” was the journey of a lifetime for Susan and Bruce Bennett. Now inhabited mainly by wildlife and First People, the Yukon has  spectacular scenery and abandoned 1900s vintage log cabins abound.
Wales & the Isle of Man – Sunday, January 23
Returning by popular demand with a new destination, Sue and Bill Berger invite you to explore the Welsh culture and landscape with stops including the zoo on the Isle of Man and the wind farms in the Irish Sea.
O Brasil (Brazil) – Sunday, February 6
A falls with 26 cataracts, a school of fish that devours a cow in two minutes, water lilies with six-foot leaves and more awesome discoveries are presented in this composite of Doby Green’s two trips to the biggest country in South America.
Ontario Park Primer – Sunday, February 13
Share the wonder of Niagara by night, Algonquin by canoe, trail explorations in Killarny & Killbear and fossil hunting at Stony Point in this sampler of what our neighbors to the North offer for outdoor enthusiasts within a two- to three-day drive of home with Naturalist Services Director Diane Valen.
You, Too, Can Hike the A.T! – Sunday, February 20
Not ready to tackle the entire Appalachian Trail? Chuck Warfield will provide tips and suggestions for day trips and tamer stretches with great views for any hiking level.
Have Tent, Will Travel: 1 Woman’s Solo Odyssey – Sunday, February 27
Mary Jane Skala set off on a cross-country journey with no GPS and no man, woman or dog…just a tent, sleeping bag, 7-year-old car and love of adventure. Follow her 8,000 miles encompassing 15 states, nine national parks, a Nebraska ranch, a snowstorm in the Colorado mountains and a Hopi Reservation.
“People who attend have either taken the trip themselves and want to re-live the experience, have always wanted to go and want to learn more, or have an impending trip,” said Diane. “For my program I had always wanted to do Algonquin, so it’s pretty much a hiking/wilderness experience – backcountry hiking and things. Some of them are more tame.”
Diane added that presenter Chuck Warfield enjoyed several of the series’ previous Appalachian Trail programs before crafting his own: “He said, ‘I don’t have three months to spend on the trail, so I’m doing little segments or I’m day hiking, and I’d like to put together a program to show what you can access and what you can do for short-term hiking if you’re not a hardcore backpacker.”
Registration is not required for these free programs, all fully wheelchair / stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions or visit the Park District online at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Geauga County – The Geauga County Public Library Board of Trustees will be holding open public forums throughout the county shortly after Election Day, November 2.  Members of the public are invited to comment about what library services need to be funded in the 2011 library budget and beyond.  This will help the Library Board to make decisions about what services to keep, add or drop beginning in 2011.

Everyone is invited to these forums which will be held at each of the larger community library buildings.  Times vary to accommodate family life and work schedules.  If you can not attend the meeting nearest you, feel free to attend a different session.  There is no pre-registration needed for these forums.

Meeting dates and locations are:

Saturday, November 6, 10:00 a.m. at Geauga West Library; 13455 Chillicothe Road; Chesterland.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

Monday, November 8, 7:00 p.m. at Bainbridge Library; 17222 Snyder Road; Bainbridge.  The phone number is 440-543-5611.

Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m. at Chardon Library; 110 East Park Street; Chardon.  The phone number is 440-285-7601.

Tuesday, November 16, 6:00 p.m. at Middlefield Library; 16167 East High Street, Middlefield.  The phone number is 440-632-1961.