Hiram Community Trust: Grant Applications

Due by April 4 

Hiram Community Trust provides grant funds for projects that promote a spirit of cooperation among Hiram Village, Hiram Township, Hiram College, and James A. Garfield and Crestwood Local Schools. The purpose of these funds is to enrich life in the Hiram community by funding creative proposals for projects to support community enrichment. Grant applications are due no later than April 4. For an application, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

American Legion Breakfast


Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.  Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188.

JAG Kindergarten Registration

March 24-26

Please call the James A. Garfield Elementary school to set up an appointment to register your child for Kindergarten.  The age requirement for the JAG School district is 5 years of age by Sept 30, 2015.  Registration and full screenings will take place on March 24, March 25 and March 26, 2015 at the Elementary School, these are the ONLY times we will do complete screenings.  Class lists will be finalized in May, so it is imperative that we have your child registered!   Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 for an appointment.  It is required that you bring in your child for this appointment.

Newton Falls Kindergarten Registration


Registration for children entering the Newton Falls School System for the 2013-2014 school year was held in February and the beginning of March.  If you have not yet registered your child for next year’s kindergarten, it is important that you do so immediately as there is a mandated screening time which will take place at the end of April. You do NOT need an appointment, but please only come during these times:  8:30-11:30 or 12:30-2:30.  It is not necessary to bring your child at this time.  To qualify for kindergarten, child must be 5 by August 1, 2013.  If you have any questions, you may contact the school secretary, Mrs. Howard, at 330-872-5225 (ext. 2301).

Comfort Food Cook-Off

Feb 7

Second Annual Comfort Food Cook-Off will be Feb 7th from 5-7 pm at Portage Faith UMC 9922 State Route 44, Mantua.  Our competitive cooks will be preparing favorite foods that bring comfort during a typical February winter.  Prizes are awarded based on your votes.  Tickets for a sample-sized serving will be on sale for $1.00 each.  A fistful of tickets will bring a feast full of flavor!   Questions or additional information, call the church office at 330-274-8987 or email at pfumcoffice@gmail.com. Driveway entrance is at the bottom of the hill, about a mile north of the I-80  exit.

Youth Baseball/Softball Signups

Feb 7, 11, 14

NFYBSL – youth baseball/softball signups boys and girls ages 5-14 will be February 7 & 14 from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm (Sat.) and February 11 – 5:00-8:00 pm (Wed.) at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 East Quarry. All new players must bring a *copy* of birth certificate.

Mardi Gras

Feb 7

North Coast Men’s Chorus 6th Annual Mardi Gras will be February 7th from 6:30-11pm at Windows on the River, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, OH 44113. To make reservations or more information visit ncmchorus.org or call 216-556-0590.

Shop-A-Rama Women’s Event

Feb 7

Shop-A-Rama Women’s Event at The River of Life Ministries, 10205 Queen’s Way –Chagrin Falls (Auburn Twp) will be February 7th from 9:30am-3pm. Come join us for a day filled with fun and fellowship! Participants include: Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Omnitrition, Thirty One, Tastefully Simple, Premier Jewelry, Scentsy and others. Bake sale and lunch available. Free event, all are welcome! Vendor Table Availability Contact:  216.224.6511

Garrettsville Youth Softball Signups

Feb  7 & 14

Garrettsville Youth Softball board will be holding player signups for all girls ages 5-14, February  7th from 9am-noon, 14th from 9am-noon @ the Village Hall. Please bring contact info and copy of birth certificates. Cost is $60 per player or $100 per family, max.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti

Feb 8

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all-you-can- eat spaghetti dinner on Feb 8th at Saint Mary’s social hall, 120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls, from 12-3pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Cost is $8.00 for adults, $3.00 for children age 6-11 and free for children 5 & under. Carryouts available.

4 Chaplins Program

Feb 8

Burton American Legion 4 Chaplain Program will be Feb 8th at 3 pm at Legion Home on Goodwin Street, Burton, Ohio. Open to public. For any questions call 440-834-8765.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfasts

Feb 8-23

Burton American Legion pancake & sausage breakfasts will be Feb 8-22 on Sundays from 9-1:30. Dinner costs $9 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. For questions contact Will at 440-635-0223.

Auxiliary Meeting

Feb 9

The Mantua Auxiliary Unit 193 will meet February 9th at 1pm. They are recruiting an eleventh grade Crestwood girl for Girl’s State camp at Mount Union University in June. Anyone interested should contact Kathleen Miller 330-274-8606.

Blood Drive

Feb 11

Falls Home Remodeling will be sponsoring a Blood Drive Here at our office at 104 a- East Broad St. Newton Falls on February 11th from 1-6 pm. Please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life! Call 330-872-3257 for more info and appointments.

Legion Meeting

Feb 12

Mantua Legion Post 193 will meet February 12th at 7:30. They are recruiting an eleventh grade boy from Crestwood for its annual boy’s state camp in June. More information is available from Ray Corbett 330-995-4495.

Valentine Breakfast Buffet

Feb 14

Valentine Breakfast Buffet sponsored by Christian Women’s Fellowship, First Christian Church of Newton Falls, 17 North Center Street, Newton Falls Ohio. All-you-can-eat sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, toast, orange juice and coffee. February 14th from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Donation $7.00, kids under 5 eat free. Tickets to be purchased at the door.

K of C Rummage Sale

Feb 14 & 15

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 will be having a rummage sale at the council hall, 100 Superior ST. Newton Falls, on Saturday February14th & Sunday February 15th from 9am- 5pm.

Various items will be for sale, tables, chairs, dishes, kitchen utensils, pool table, lawn mower, etc.

Valentine Bingo

Feb 15

Special Valentine Bingo at St. Michael’s Church, 9736 E. Center St., Windham. Gift raffle and bakery raffle. Great fun, great food, great games. Starts at 1:30. No one under 18 permitted.

All-You-Can-Eat Dinner

Feb 15

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner of homemade soups, salads and breads for $6.00 at the Mantua Center Civic Center, 4118 St. Rt. 82 on Feb 15th at 5:30pm.  The dinner will include an auction of hand crafted items made by the youth of CYF United (Christian Youth Fellowship).  Funds benefit the CYF summer mission trip to Hazard, KY where the youth will be repairing homes.

Looking for Swim Lessons for Your Children?

Begins Feb 15

Well, look no further than Hiram College.   Get instruction from the college’s finest once a week for a four 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 the first day of lessons on Feb 15 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 February 15, 22, March 1, 15, and 22.  Cost is fifty dollars.  For more information, please contact Brian O’Neill at 330.569.5343.

Oratory Competition

Feb 15

American Legion Oratory Competition will be Feb 15th from 1:30-5pm at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street, Burton. Open to public. Questions contact Skip 440-313-2095.

Free Monthly Meal

Feb 16

Christ Lutheran, St Rt. 44, Mantua, will be sponsoring their monthly free meal on February 16. Please come and enjoy a meal and an opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Contra Dance

Feb 17

Chagrin Falls Contra Dance will be Feb 17th at the Chagrin Falls Town Hall, 83 N. Main St.; Chagrin Falls, OH  44022).  This dance will surely put a smile upon your face.  Live music performed by well-known artists.  Lesson at 7:30pm.  Dance 8-10:30pm.  Adult $10, student $8, family $25

Cav’s Merchandise Raffle 

Drawing Feb 20

The JAG Sports Boosters are holding a raffle for Cleveland Cavalier merchandise.  First prize is a pair of  Lebron James game worn shoes; 2nd prize a Shawn Marion signed basketball and 3rd prise is a Love Jersey. Tickets are available for  $5.00 each  and can be purchased before all home boys and girls basketball games, or by contacting Jim Pfleger at 330-527-0039 or by email jpfleger@jagscools.org.   Drawing is during the boys’ last home  game, 2/20/15, winner need not be present.  Proceeds benefit the stadium fund.

Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction

Feb 21

The parents of Boy Scout Troops 63 & 112 are holding a spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser on Feb 21st from 4-8 pm at the Windham American Legion Hall 9960 St. Rt. 303.  Tickets:  Adults $8, children 6-12 $5; 5 and under, Free!  Dinner includes: Spaghetti with or without meatballs, salad, roll and drink.  Silent auction bidding tickets will be for sale at the event.  For more information please contact Trish Gushura—troop112@yahoo.com or Shannon Post– shannonpost82@yahoo.com.

Parent Teacher Conferences 

Feb 26

Parent Teacher Conferences for James A. Garfield H.S. are scheduled for February 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Please call Mrs. Fisher at 330-527-4341 to schedule appointments.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanksgiving in February

Feb 26

Winter got you down? Renaissance Family Center is turning back the clock. We are redoing Thanksgiving  Feb. 26th, 5-6:30, Community dinner, everyone welcomed.

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Kick-Off Dance

Feb 28

“Dance of the Decades” will be February 28th from 7pm– Midnight. $10.00 donation. DJ Brandon Brooks – Brooks Music Service. Open to the public.  18 years old & older – No Exceptions! Italian American Club, 644 South Chestnut Street, Ravenna, Ohio. Raffles every half hour – 50/50 drawing. Grand Prize Drawing at 11:30 PM. Cash Bar provided by Italian American Club. Prizes for games: Limbo Contest, Hula Hoop Contest, Bubble Gum Contest, Costume Contest (your favorite decade) & More! For more information contact: Linda Pierson 330-208-7398 or BAF 330-296-FAIR

Christ Episcopal Craft Show 

March 7

Mark your calendar for the Christ Episcopal Craft Show, March 7th from 10-4 located at 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren, Oh 44483.  Admission is $2.00 and parking is FREE.  There are over 50 crafters/vendors to showcase their unique items and products.   A Chinese Auction will be held with baskets full of goodies to be given away.  Delicious hot food will also be available.  There is sure to be something for everyone.  Come out and join us for an enjoyable day of crafts, shopping and fun.  Invite all your family and friends!  Proceeds for the craft show go toward our outreach ministries at the church.

Chili Cook-Off

March 14

Huntsburg Grange #2541 is holding their 15th Chili Cook-Off on March 14th from 11:30 to 2:30 in the Huntsburg Gym.  Please call 636-5517 to register to enter your favorite chili.  Space is limited so call ASAP.  Live music, Chinese auction, cake walk, raffles, vendors and food.

Crestwood Ponytail League

March 14 & 19

Register your players for Slow-Pitch Softball  where everybody plays! Open to Girls Age 6 through Grade 12. Sign ups will be March 14 from 1-4pm   &  March 19 from  6:30 – 8pm at the Mantua Village Park Lodge. Watch for additional information and coupon in the February  Crestwood Comments.

BioBuddies: Chicken School at Hiram College

March 17, 24, 31

Get your feathers on! Chicken School is back at Hiram College. Eggs Alive is the theme for this discovery program as preschool children (ages 3-5) explore chickens, eggs and observe the life inside as they incubate and hatch chicks. BioBuddies provides hands-on, developmentally appropriate educational experiences for early learners and are specially designed to develop the cognitive, social, creative and physical skills of early learners. Chicken School meets 1:00-2:30 March 17, 24 & 31 at Hiram College. To register, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Irish Music Sessions

March 29

Sean Moore Irish music sessions at Hiram College spring dates are March 29th and May 3rd. Learn tunes at 2pm and open session at 3pm. Potluck refreshments—All welcome. Frohring Music Hall Room 102 (recital hall), 11746 Dean St., Hiram Village