This year the hanging baskets will be themed in pink in honor of long time member Faye Carlisle who passed away last December. Hanging baskets are planned to appear along State Routes 88 & 82, and at $55 to $75 per basket, expenses can add up quickly. Anyone interested in contributing to the flower basket fund can make a tax deductible donation by sending their contibution to the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce (Post Office Box 1, Garrettsville, OH 44231). Please be sure write “Flower Baskets” in the memo line of your check.
Over 300 Prayer Shawl Lapghans have been given to people suffering from illness and many other needs. These shawls and laps have been given locally and mailed throughout the United States and to troops overseas.
he James A. Garfield Historical Society enjoyed three rings of excitement—celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Open House(with potluck dinner) for the public and a slightly irregular monthly meeting for March, held on Tuesday, March 17, rather than on Monday, March 16. All in a good cause.
Dr. Wildweed emphasizes that, "Every plant has a purpose, and every plant has a story." Using familiar wild plants, he "treats" common illnesses with herbs and humor, and reveals the uniqueness of the plant world. Mr. Brown has been with the Cleveland Metroparks since 1996. He has produced several award-winning children’s music albums revealing the joys of nature, and songs and stories of the early days in Ohio. Mr. Brown’s recordings are available through the Cleveland Metroparks.
The ladies and gentlemen of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club were pleased to host Ms Cheryl Warren, incoming District Governor of District 6630 ( Northeast Ohio) at their recent meeting on March 2. As it was their regular business meeting, their guest was able to get the lowdown on the many local projects and activities that Rotary pursues in the community.
The JAGHS meets regularly on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 in the Mott Building. Meetings are open to the public. New members are welcome. The next meeting will be on March 17, coinciding with St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Garrettsville.
The Library will be using the monies to buy new books to be housed mainly at the Garrettsville and Windham Libraries. The rest of the libraries that make up the Portage County District are Aurora, Randolph, and Pierce-Streetsboro. The library data base includes Kent and Reed Memorial Libraries to facilitate free exchange of material.
Family Week meetings with James A. Garfield Elementary School principals have been forestalled by snow events but prospects are good for a rejuvenation and re-invigoration of the program, involving more kids and parents.
The plan for benches to be placed along the Headwaters Trail, involving Eagle Scout projects and grant money being made available through Rotary District 6630 and donations focused on reviving and rebuilding in the village is still taking shape but it’s in good shape.
The Mantua Village Garden Club will hold its final meeting for 2014 on Monday, Dec.8, at Christ Lutheran Church, on Main St., in the village. The festivities will start at noon with a catered luncheon, then short business meeting to wrap up the year, and induction of the 2015 officers. The rest of the gathering will be spent making merry and holding a White Elephant auction to benefit the 4-Cs! If you're interested in finding out more about our club, and enjoying some holiday fun, please come and join us for a fun-filled afternoon.
The quilt, named "Village Square", was machine pieced and quilted by the quilt guild members. It was displayed in "A Thyme To Blossom", the home owned by Earl and Bonnie Kissell, which was featured in the 2014 Garrettsville Christmas Walk.
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332, Newton Falls, is gathering names of active duty or deployed military personnel in order to send them holiday care packages. All names and addresses must be submitted by Nov. 30th so the boxes can reach them in time for the holidays. Please call the Post Canteen at 330-872-7318 and leave a message with the name and address for Kelly Brasko or send the information via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kiwanis Club of Newton Falls would like to thank all the bright-eyed, spooky-eyed, and eager participants, helpers, contributors, and sponsors in our 89h annual cake walk and costume contest. Finally, a Cake Walk with good weather!
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.
The Community Christmas Tree project was part of the meeting’s discussion. The tree is to be located downtown at the former Chic and Shabby/Root Store corner, donated by Dane Horvath of Horvath Landscaping. Tom Collins will be providing lights and community members will be invited to bring (non-breakable) ornaments to decorate the tree. On Saturday, November 8th and Saturday, November 15th, Santa’s sleigh will be on-site, as will Santa, from 12:00 to 4:00. At that time, donations to the People Tree or the Community Cupboard will be received—food items, a toy or cash donations. Possibility of photo opportunity as well. On the 8th and the 22nd , District 6630 Rotarians are invited to a Cash Mob/Flash Mob in the village, Sam Bixler and his horses and wagon will be delighting passengers about town and the Spirit will be in the air.
Tom Collins reported on the progress –and success—of a local re-imagine and rebuild Garrettsville project focusing on the Headwaters Trail as a development focus for health and well-being as well as the local economy. The District (6630) and local clubs have chimed in for matching funds; plans are in the works!
You can help make a difference, too. Gather a group of family or friends and make plans to help DMRC support Mantua on Saturday, October 25th. For more information on this program, contact Greg at (330) 274-0218 or DMRCemail@gmail.com, or visit makeadifferenceday.com and search for the ‘Mantua Means More!’ project.
Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary continues “full speed ahead” toward the big fall event, the Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction coming up at Sugar Bush Golf Club in November. Sponsors and donors are still welcome; attendees from across the community can begin lining up their tickets now. See any Rotary member. It’s an enjoyable evening with friends, old and new, and great food. Don’t miss it.
Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club members wished their local Rotary Student Exchange participant, Rachel Schwan, good luck and Godspeed on her adventure in Thailand for the coming school year. They also welcomed visitor Skip Schweitzer, columnist for The Villager.