2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries 

Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”.  Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on file.  The All American Judges will be judging the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to stay for the opening ceremony when the parade winners will be announced.  For more information and deadline, call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR.


Praise & Worship Service


Southing UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturday’s from 7-8pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! Call 330-898-2156 for more info.


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.


God Provides a Free Meal

July 25

God Provides a Free Meal, July 25th from 4-6 at Nelson United Methodist Church, 9367 St. Rt. 305. Dinner includes beef and macaroni, corn, roll and dessert.


God Shares a Meal

July 25

God Shares a Meal, July 25 from 4-6:30 pm at Middlefield First United Methodist Church.  Free meal for anyone who wishes to come.  The church is located at 14999 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), one block south of Rt. 87 in Middlefield Village.  Handicap accessible.  Call the church at 440-632-0480 for more info.


Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

July 26

The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on July 26th from 4 – 7:30 pm. Meals include choice of baked potato or French fries, green beans, salad and roll. Steak dinners are $13 and chicken is $8. Karaoke to follow from 8 – 11:30. Open to the public.


Monthly Party

July 26

The Windham Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Rd., Windham is having their monthly party on July 26th from 3-5. We will be having limbo contests, playing kickball, croquet and the happy tourist game, along with a cake walk. Hot dogs and punch will be served. In case of rain, a Veggie Tales movie will be shown in the fellowship hall, along with indoor games.


Craft Show

July 26-27

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332 Newton Falls is presenting a “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Handcrafted items, collectables, raffles and a food café. Come join us and support your local veterans.


Community Choir Concert

July 27

Ravenna Community Choir Summer Concert July 27 at 3:00pm. First Congregational Church of Ravenna, UCC, 266 South Chestnut Street, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. Free Admission  – Donations are accepted. Refreshments immediately after concert. Invite family, friends and neighbors


Barns of Shalersville Book 

July 27

The Barns of Shalersville book has been printed and will be available for sale at the Shalersville Community Picnic July 27th from 1-4. The book features over 100 pictures of Shalersville’s barns. Books are $35.00 each. Profits will benefit the Shalersville Historical Society and its museum. Orders can also be placed by calling 330-527-7669 or sending your name, address and a check or money order to Judy Thornton, 9764 Nichols Rd., Windham, OH 44288.


Spc. Adam Hamilton Memorial Shoot

July 27

Spc. Adam Hamilton Memorial Shoot will be July 27th at The Streetsboro Sportsman Assoc. located at 11280 Bloom Rd in Garrettsville. Registration starts at 8am and shooting begins at 10 am. Reg. donation $35. 100 shooter limit. Non-shooters welcome. Prize awarded to top shooter. Pre-register at adamhamilton.memorialshoot@gmail.com or contact Ladd Krestan 330-351-1244 or Erica McCauley 330-842-2701.


Backyard Bible Clubs

July 28-Aug 1

First Baptist Church, Newton Falls will be offering Backyard Bible Clubs in two locations July 28-August 1.  These clubs are for children ages 4 years old through Grade 8 and will offer games, songs, Bible stories, crafts and snacks.  The clubs will be held nightly from 6:30-8:30 PM with one event being held at the Everett Greathouse Memorial Playground in the East River Gardens neighborhood and the other event at the “JC” Pavilion in the City Park.  For additional information please contact the church at (330) 872-7055.


Safe Driving For Mature Operators Course

July 28 & 30

Safe Driving for Mature Operators Course at Hiram Police Department, 11617 Garfield Rd, Hiram 44234 will be July 28 & 30 from 10-12 and 1-3pm on both days. $10 for AAA members and $15 for non-members. You must attend both days to be eligible for the insurance discount. Seating is limited, call 216-606-6702 to register


Red Cross Blood Drive 

July 31

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross, here at our showroom at 104 a East Broad St. Newton Falls, next to Circle- K, on July 31st from 2-6 pm. There is a shortage of blood throughout the summer months. Please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life. Call 330-872-3257 for more info and appointments.


Rummage Sale 

July 31 – Aug 2

Rummage sale and Flea market July 31st, Aug 1, and 2nd from 9 am till 4 pm at New Mercies Community Church, 12767 Butternut Rd, Burton. Spaces are available for all three days for $10; we are also accepting donations for the rummage sale. Drop off at the church. If interested in a space, please contact Sue at 330 274 7093 to reserve your space. Food will be provided for a small cost to everyone


Trash & Treasure Sale

July 31-Aug 2

Annual Trash & Treasure Sale at Parkman Congregational Church(18265 Madison Rd. 528 just north of 422) will be July 31 –Aug. 1st from 9-5.  Aug. 2nd  9 – noon items ½ price – 12:30 till close at 3 p.m., items free. Donations may be brought to church July 28 & 29 9 a. m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast & lunch available. Something for everyone! Questions call church office at 440-548-4829.




18th Annual Charity Gold Outing

Aug 1

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County will hold their annual Gold Scramble on Aug 1st at Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent. Shot gun start at 9am. Golfers receive 18 holes and cart, continental breakfast, picnic style lunch, steak dinner and beverages; personalized bag tag, sleeve of balls and a photo of your foursome. Hole in one prizes include $5000, Callaway Clubs, flat screen TV and more. Our auction features 2 Southwest airline tickets. Cost is $110 per person. Call 330-296-6655 to register.


Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run

Aug 2

The 13th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on August 2nd.  Registration is 10am to 12pm at the American Legion Hall in Windham OH (9960 E. Center st) . 2 or 4 wheels are welcome. cost is $10.00 per person. Huge buffet, Chinese auction, door prizes and 50/50 raffle! All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund at James A Garfield. Contact Jamie Cain @330-221-6338 or Tom Myers @ 330-646-5797 for more info.


Vendors Needed!

Aug 2

Vendors are needed for the Annual Trunk Sale on August 2nd from 9am to 1pm at Harrington Square Mall, in Middlefield, between McDonalds and Wal-Mart.  Admission is free to shoppers.  There will be a huge variety of items, along with regular shopping hours at all the shops in Harrington Square.  We still have some vendor space available. Cost for 1 space (marked parking space) is $20 or two spaces for $35.  Vendor set up time is from 6:45 am to 9:45 am.  Bring your own set up: table, chairs and tent covering if needed.  The ground is paved so tent leg weights will be needed.  You can also just sell from your vehicle. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce at 440-632-5705 or by email at mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.  You can mail your vendor fee to P.O. Box 801, Middlefield, Ohio 44062, needs to be received by July 25.

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic

Aug 2

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on August 2nd.  Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs.  We will provide punch and hot dogs.  We plan on eating at 2:00 p.m.  For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Melburn at 440-632-0947.  Hope to see you all there.


Archery Clinic

Aug 2

Eagle Creek Conservation will be hosting an Archery Clinic on August 2nd for kids 4-15. Pre-registration will be at 9am and we will begin around 10am. Bows, arrows and targets will be provided. This year we have another new target; it should be a blast to shoot at. For more information or questions contact Jim Starkey at 330-357-6316 or Paramedicw18@yahoo.com.


7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival

Aug 2-3

Kent Lions Club hosts the 7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard at 1617 Lake Rockwell Road.  August 2nd and 3rd from NOON – 5:00 pm.  EAR-resistible fun for the whole family!  Enjoy Carnival Games for children, Face Painting, Trolley Rides and a Photo Booth. Vendors.  Model A’s Display on Saturday. Live Musical Entertainment lineup:  Saturday at noon is Willie and Friends followed by Kerry Kean and The Hot Potatoes.  Sunday at noon is Rio Neon followed by Celtic Clan of Kent. Lions will be serving boiled sweet corn from Pochedley’s, hot dogs, and sausage sandwiches, and Beckwith’s peaches & peach pie available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will fund Lions sight preservation projects. Located on the Portage County Hike & Bike Trail between Kent and Ravenna.  Hike, Bike, or Drive there for a great time!  OUTSIDE Vendor spaces available Contact Fran:  330-678-4012 or fhardest@kent.edu.





Aug 2-31

Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Classes will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. from August 3 to August 31 at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park.  Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat.  Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee. This four week program will strengthen your abdominal muscles, increase your flexibility and improve your overall muscle tone and posture. You can register on line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or in person at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.



Register by Aug 4

The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school.  The deadline for completed applications is August 4.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.


VBS – Rivet

Aug 4-7

Rivet, our VBS host, wants to see all of you August 4-7 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave. At WOW VBS, discover how the ordinary becomes   extraordinary with God. Experience the love of Jesus. Start an adventure. Use your imagination and creativity to build your faith. Meet people from the Bible who used what they had to produce something amazing with God. Use your heart, mind, and imagination to participate in the creative life of God, the one who works wonders! For questions call 330-527-2055 Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m. till 1 p.m.


Safety Town

Aug 4-8

Safety Town for incoming Crestwood Primary School Kindergarten students will take place Aug 4-8, 2014 at Crestwood Primary School. The program will run from 9:00-11:30 a.m., and your child will have the opportunity to learn how to be safe at home, at school, and at play. Graduation will be on August 8, 2014 at 9:00am, so please plan to attend with your child. Register by July 1 and pay $25.00. If space allows, late registration will be taken the first morning of the program, August 4th at 8:30 am at a cost of $35.00.  Please visit www.crestwoodschools.org for registration forms, or contact Jolene Reese at crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com with questions.


St William Parish Rummage Sale

Aug 7-9

Saint William Parish, Champion, is hosting their annual rummage sale staring Thursday August 7th, 8th, and 9th. Hours on Aug 7 & 8 are 9:00 to 5:00 P.M. Saturday Aug 9 Bag Day 8:00 to 12:00. The huge sale, located at 5431 Mahoning Ave. Warren, Ohio is held in the large social hall and adjoining classrooms. Lunch counter available. This is the sale you don’t want to miss. Great items at great prices.


Troy Homecoming

Aug 8-10

Troy Homecoming will be August 8-10 at 13950 Main Market Road in Welshfield, Ohio 44021. A century old tradition continues in southern Geauga County.  Troy Homecoming is a free community festival with live entertainment, contests, raffles, concessions, parade…  Find our more at www.TroyHomecoming.org!


Harvest Point Church Luau

Aug 9

On August 9 Harvest Point Church (Lordstown, Ohio) will host a community Luau at the city parks at Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd. from noon- 3:00 p.m.  This is the fourth year that the church has sponsored this family oriented, fun-filled, FREE event which includes games, food, music and prizes.  There will be a Farmers Market and Bakery which provides fresh produce and baked goods at no charge, a Food Court which will provide hot dogs, hot ham sandwiches, chips and more throughout the afternoon free of charge.  Games for all ages, including the dunk tank, goldfish game, high striker, bounce house and slide, to name just a few, will be available for everyone to enjoy.  Members of the congregation will be available in the prayer tent throughout the event.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon.


100th Celebration

Aug 9

The former Mantua Center (Township) School is celebrating 100 years since it opened its doors to students in 1914. A special celebration is planned for, August 9th at 1:00pm at the school to recognize the building being placed on The National Register of Historic Places. A special speaker(s) is being invited to attend. All former students, teachers and staff members are invited and encouraged to attend. If interested or desire more information please contact Tom at 330-472-8458, Dottie 330-995-3840 or Patsi 330-274-2124.


Canning Workshop

Aug 9

The Portage County Gardeners will reschedule the Canning Workshop to Aug. 9 at 5154 St. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area-You will learn the water bath method of canning as well as pressure canning.  You will also get a Ball Canning Book, and samples to taste. Cost is $25.00-  Call Helena at 330-673-0577 for pre-pay and registration


GI Get Together

Aug 9

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield will host a GI Get Together – coffee and donuts from 8am-noon on Aug 9th, at the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Frank 440-834-8038 for more info.


Steak Fry

Aug 9

American Legion Post 674 Windham, OH, Son’s of the American Legion and Ladies Aux Steak Fry will be Aug 9th from 4:30-7:30pm. Pre-sale tickets -$13, at the door – $15. Menu: 10oz NY Strip/Rib eye, baked potato, vegetable, salad   (Prepared By Chef  Harold  Clark ). DJ  from  8 pm to 11pm music by JAY  D, 50/50 Raffle and Chinese Auction


Dessert Extravaganza

Aug 10

Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.


Ice Cream Social!

Aug 12

You are invited to an ice cream social at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living on August 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  The Celtic Union Band will add to the fun with their high-spirited Irish folk music from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Please join us for this enjoyable evening celebrating summer with friendly folks, good music, and ICE CREAM! The Pines at Brooks House is located at 18122 Claridon-Troy Rd. (SR 700), Hiram, OH, in Troy Township, about 5 miles north of Hiram OR about 1 mile south of SR 422.  Questions?  Call (440)834-0260, ext. 8 (voicemail), or e-mail your questions to “fran@brookshouse-assistedliving.com”.  This event is free, and we hope to see you there!


Monthly Dance

Aug 14

Coleman Adult Day Services sponsors a monthly dance for Developmental Disabilities participants around the community. D.J. Terri Howe provides the entertainment. Refreshments are served. There is no charge for this dance if you would like to attend the next dance will be on August 14th. Every month on the second Thursday located at 6695. North Chestnut Street Ravenna. 6-8pm   If you know anyone that would like to come join in on a fun filled evening call 33-(296-3214) for more information.


Steak Roast Cancelled

Aug 16

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Steak Roast on Aug 16th has been cancelled.


J.A. Garfield Poker Run

Aug 16

James A. Garfield Poker Run will be Aug 16th, check in at 10 am, first bike out 11am, last bike in 4pm. Buy in is $15 per person. This entry fee includes one raffle ticket for a Harley Davidson Fourty-Eight! In addition to the raffle, best poker hand wins the pot! The ride begins at James A. Garfield High School. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit a new JAG Stadium. Sponsored by JAG All Sports Boosters. For info call Gary 330-714-4195.


Community Picnic & Health Fair

Aug 16

On August 16th, the Crestwood Lions will be hosting a Community Picnic/Health Fair at Buchert Park in Mantua from noon until 4pm. The Lions will provide free hot dogs, chips and pop for all attendees. There will be eye screenings for adults and children, blood pressure and blood sugar testing, information from various medical providers and chair massages. Local businesses will be in attendance to provide information on the services or products they provide. The Lions will also provide free games for the children. In addition, there will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds from the raffle and 50/50 will go to the Lions 13D Eye Care Foundation, which provides eye surgeries for individuals who have no means of obtaining them by themselves. There may be more. The only way to find out is to come down and see for yourselves. We look forward to meeting with all of you.



Join Scouting Today!!!

Aug 26

Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. 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. It’s Their Future…Let Them Own It! 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


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.


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.




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 and 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

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.



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.


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.