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 Trash in Cash

The JAG Elementary PTO is collecting used ink and laser cartridges, old cell phones and small electronics.  If you are just throwing these items away, let our organization recycle them for you to help raise money for our students.  There will be  collection bins at JAG Elementary School, Middle School, Board Office and Garrettsville Library.  Any local businesses interested in donating on a regular basis can set up a pick up by contacting Holly at 330-527-0023.


Overeaters Anonymous


Do you worry about the way you eat?  Overeaters Anonymous (OA) may have the answer for you. OA is a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Meetings every Sunday at 5:00 pm in Newton Falls at Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad Street, Newton Falls or find more information on OA on the web at www.oa.org.


Wine Tasting

Aug 23

There will be a wine tasting Aug 23rd from 7-11 at Newton Falls City Park (inside the community center if raining). All proceeds will benefit the Newton Falls Park & Recreation. Cost is $20 per couple or $12 per person, this includes one souvenir glass and 3 tasting tickets per person. Lil Paws Winery, Mastropietro Winery and Myrrdin Winery will be featured.


Fall Storytime Registration 


The Portage County District Library is pleased to announce that fall storytime registration (at most locations) is underway. Contact your branch library for specific details. Branch libraries include Aurora Memorial (330-562-6502), Garrettsville (330-527-4378), Pierce Streetsboro (330-626-4458), Randolph (330-325-7003), and Windham (330-326-3145). Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for more information about other library programs and services.


Digital Bookmobile Visit 

Aug 22

Don’t forget to join us at the Aurora Memorial Library on August 22 from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm for the Digital Bookmobile visit. Enjoy interactive computer stations, view instructional videos and stop by the “Gadget Gallery”. The Aurora Memorial Library is located at 115 East Pioneer Trail in Aurora. Call 330-562-6502 for more information. This event is free and open to the public. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org to learn more about this event or for more information about other library programs and services. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Pinterest.


Pig Roast & Church Picnic

Aug 23

Faith Evangelical Free Church pig roast and picnic will be Aug 23rd starting at 1pm. Everyone is invited! Horseshoes, cornhole and more, plus music and fun for the whole family! Please bring a dish to share. The church is located at 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd., Garrettsville.


Memorial Music Festival

Aug 23

5th Annual Memorial Music Festival will be August 23rd beginning at 2:00pm at Nelson Ledge Estates Pavilion.  Come and enjoy a day of free music, food and memories!! Bring a picture of your loved one to place on the Memorial Wall. Donations gratefully accepted, but not expected.  Cold covered dish if you wish.  Raffles.  Questions call Ron 330-527-4411 or Betsy 330-235-3078.



Aug 24

Mantua American Legion Post 193 will be sponsoring Stuff-A-Bus with school supplies along with canned goods and nonperishable items for the 4-C’s food cupboard. The bus will be located at the Crestwood High School Stadium in connection with the Crestwood Community Day to be held August 24th from 5 to 7 P.M. All donations are greatly appreciated.


BBQ Dinner and Fall Preview

Aug 24

James A. Garfield High School will be holding its first annual fall preview night on Aug 24th at 6:00 P.M. The event will be an opportunity to meet the 2014 fall athletes and coaches and to see a performance by the Garfield Marching Pride. The preview will be held at newly renovated JAG Field and is free to attend. Prior to the preview, the JAG All Sports Boosters will be hosting a BBQ Dinner on the front lawn of James A. Garfield High School. The BBQ will begin at 4:00 and will cost $10 per person. Payments can be made at the time of arrival. We ask anyone interested in attending the BBQ Dinner to please RSVP via email at jagboosters@jagschools.org (we are just looking for an estimate on how many people are going to attend).


Free Water Well Monitoring

Aug 25

Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Rd., Hiram on Aug 25th at 7pm. For accurate readings, your sample should be taken as directly from the well as possible – before any treatment and within an hour before we test it. For more information contact Gwen Fischer 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com


Free Community Dinner

Aug 26

Free Community Dinner will be August 26th from 5-6pm, while supplies last at Windham American Legion 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, Ohio


Join Scouting Today!!!

Aug 26

Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. August 26th from7pm-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Parkman, OH 44080. For more info or questions contact; parkmanpack76@gmail.com orcall Monique (Cub Master) cell: 216-337-2104


Community Center @ Mantua Center

Aug 26, Sept 2, 9

Free and open to all, the Community Center at Mantua Center is open Tuesdays from 9:30 to mid-afternoon, with a variety of activities.  Watercolor group starts at 9:30, sewing projects all morning, jigsaw puzzle throughout the day.  You can bring your a project of your own to work on, or just have some coffee and chat.  At noon we share a potluck lunch, with everyone bringing food for the buffet. When everyone but those in charge have left, we lock the doors until 5:00, when we re-open for our “Don’t Eat Alone Supper” at 5:30, with a special invitation to anyone who eats way too many meals without companionship.  We’re going to try something new and provide the evening meal instead of asking people to bring potluck, and hope that improves attendance.  So don’t eat alone Tuesday night,  come join us.  Bring a friend or make some new ones!


Community Dinner

Aug 28

Everyone is invited to the Community Dinner at the Renaissance Family Center on August 28th from 5-6pm. Something smells like chicken in the kitchen, so I’m told. See you at the Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham


God Provides A Free Meal

Aug 29

God Provides a Free Meal Aug 29th from 4-6 pm at Nelson UMC. Dinner will include hot dog, baked beans, chips and dessert.


Geauga County Fair Booth

Aug 29-Sept 1

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Geauga County Fair Booth will be at the south end of the Fairgrounds by Tank. Call Frank 440-834-8038.


Swim Lesson Sign Ups

Aug 30

Looking for swim lessons for your children? Well look no further than Hiram College.  The start of the school years brings a new opportunity for the community’s youth to participate in the Hiram College Water Dog Swim Lessons.  Get lessons from the college’s finest once a week for a five week period.  Each lesson lasts forty-five minutes, with an additional fifteen minutes for your child to gain more confidence in the water.    Ages four and up welcomed.  Sign up August 30 from 2:30-4:30 at the swim pool or online at www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons.  Lesson times are from 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, and 5-6pm Sunday afternoons on September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5.  Cost is fifty dollars.  For more information, please contact Brian O’Neill at 330.569.5343.


Vendors Wanted

Sept 1

Vendors wanted for Girl Scout Craft Show- The parents of Girl Scout Troop #124 will be sponsoring a Craft Show on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. Set-up at 8 am. It will be held at the Church of God Activity Center, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH. Cost is $20.00 for an 8’ table & 2 chairs. Electric is limited. Crafters are requested to donate one item for raffle. Applications & information-contact Louanne 330-872-1353 or Teresa 330-503-9388 before September 1.


Library Closed Labor Day

Sept 1

All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed on September 1, in observance of Labor Day. They will resume regular operating hours on September 2.You can visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for all your entertainment needs. Place holds on the newest bestsellers, DVDs, and CDs; download free audiobooks and eBooks; or find out more about other library services. What you’re looking for is here- and it’s all free. Join Portage County District Library on Facebook or follow us on Pinterest.


Square Dancing Lessons

Sept 3

Circulators Square Dance Club of Ravenna, Ohio will begin square dance lessons on Sept 3rd from 7-9 pm at Brown Jr. High, St. Rt. 59 in Ravenna. First lesson is free. Contact 330-297-0864 or janverrona@yahoo.com .


Mantua Potato Stomp Race and Fun Run

Sept 6

The 36th Annual Potato Stomp race will take place on September 6th.  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. The 3.5 mile and 9 mile races begin at 9am. All races start at Crestwood High school.  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/$20 and for the 3.5 mile race $13/$18.  STAR Therapy will pay the entrance fee for any Crestwood student.  Entry forms are available at Advanced Rehab and Jake’s Restaurant in Mantua.  Registration can also be done online at Active.com.  For race and/or registration information, call 330-842-0856 or email rosalief@yahoo.com


Hot Rod Car Show

Sept 6

Hiram Police Hot Rod Car Show will be September 6th from 9am-2pm at Hayden/Dean Streets, Hiram Village. Hot Rod Cars, Trucks, Food, Music, Trophies and Family Fun! No Registration Fee, Donations accepted to benefit “SHOP WITH A COP” Program! Community Togetherness. Information: Rick Patrick (330) 687-9637


Hilltop Chicken BBQ

Sept 6

The Hilltop Christian Church annual Chicken BBQ will be Saturday, Sept 6th from noon until 6pm.  The menu includes 1/2 BBQ chicken (cooked by our famous pit crew), homemade potato salad, green beans and homemade pies. Hilltop Christian Church is located at 4572 W. Prospect St. Mantua, OH.


Awana Clubs 

Sept 10

Come join the fun and fellowship at our Awana Clubs held at Huntsburg Baptist Church, 16401 Mayfield Rd, Huntsburg, Oh 44046, Wednesday nights beginning Sept 10th from 6:30-8pm. For more information call 440-636-5203 or visit www.huntsburgbaptist@windstream.net. All are welcome.


Patriot Day Program

Sept 11

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield American Legion Patriot Day program will be Sept 11th from 11am-noon at the Burton Village Gazebo. For more info contact Bo: 440-834-8764.



Free Meals

Sept 15

Christ Lutheran, 10827 N Main St.(SR44), Mantua,  will be offering free meals to anyone on September 15 and October 20. Please come and enjoy a wonderful meal and a chance to visit with your friends and neighbors.


Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.


Fish Sale

Sept 23

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 September 23, 2014 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Friday, September 19th.  Please visit the district website atwww.geaugaswcd.com or call (440)834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.  To guarantee your order, please complete an order form and send with your payment to Geauga SWCD, PO Box 410, Burton, Ohio 44021 before September 19th.  Make checks payable to Geauga SWCD or to pay by credit card, please contact our office.  All proceeds support the district’s education programs

Save the Date!

Oct 4

Freeway’s Fairway Challenge at Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville. An 18-hole scramble with a tee-off at 8:30am, registration and breakfast beginning at 7:00am, and lunch and raffle at 12:30pm. Event will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to saving greyhounds, one Greyt dog at a time! For more information, contact Diana at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.


Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.