Clean Out Your Closets Before The Holidays!
The MVPs of James A Garfield Middle School, in partnership with Easter Seals Disabilities Services, are hosting a “FILL THE TRUCK” fundraiser on December 3, 2016 from 10:00-4:00 at the Middle School. The MVPs is a parent organization that raises money throughout the year to benefit seventh and eighth grade students and teachers. We will be collecting ANY and ALL CLOTH items such as clothing, bedding, towels, curtains, shoes, purses, scarves, hats, gloves, coats, etc. Additionally we will collect kids’ toys/games, books, DVDs/CDs/VHS tapes, kitchenware (pots, pans, silverware, dishes, etc.), small picture frames, wall hangings, knickknacks, and jewelry. The MVPs will be compensated based on the number of pounds collected. Items donated also help the Easter Seals fund programs such as speech therapy, home care, medical equipment loans, and summer camp opportunities. DONORS WILL RECEIVE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE RECEIPT! Please tell family and friends. Drop off all items at the Easter Seals truck parked at JAG MS on Saturday, December 3rd between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Questions can be emailed to Thanks!

Schedule A Visit From Santa
Santa will again be making early deliveries to children in the Garrettsville-Hiram area courtesy of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club. Gifts will delivered the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 23rd. There is no cost for this service, but all donations received are given to the People Tree to help others in our area. Please drop your gifts at either The Business Works or MB Realty on Main Street in Garrettsville by Dec. 21st. Call 330-527-4415 for more information.

Every Tuesday
ST AMBROSE CHURCH 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville– “Early bird” at 6:45p and first game at 7pm. Also featuring instant tickets, coverall jackpots, and other fun games. Doors open 5:45p. Great refreshments!

Kindergarten Registration Time!
James A. Garfield Elementary School District is now taking reservations for Kindergarten registration for children that will be 5 years of age by AUGUST 1, 2017. Registration and full screenings will take place on Friday, March 24th, Monday, March 27th, and Tuesday, March 28th. These are the only dates we will do complete screenings. Please call the Elementary office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment.
Preschool Screenings for Fall 2017
Preschool screenings will take place at James A. Garfield elementary on Friday, March 17th for children age 3 through 5 years of age that will not attend Kindergarten. The appointment will take approximately 60 minutes. Please call Kristine at 330-527-5524 to schedule an appointment.

Families Anonymous Meeting
Families Anonymous meetings for families dealing with drug addicted members meet every Monday from 7-8 pm at Coleman Behavioral Services Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For more information call Heather 330-569-4367 or Peggy 330-760-7670.

Community Center Open!
You are invited to attend the Community Center which meets every Tuesday in the historic Mantua Center School, just north of SR 82 on Mantua Center Road. It’s free, and the cafeteria wing, where we meet, is fully accessible. Free coffee and tea are ready soon after 9. Painting group gathers at 9:30. Potluck lunch is at noon; bring a dish for the buffet. (Tableware provided.) We usually close about two, but could stay open later if there were demand.
Trains In The Town Hall
Wednesdays in Dec
The 4th Annual Trains in the Town Hall will be held every Wednesday in December from 5pm-8pm. The trains will also be running on Saturdays from 2pm-5pm. Closed Christmas Eve. The display covers 448 square feet of space and features summer and winter layouts. New this year is Area 55 with a flying saucer and alien invaders. New rolling stock and engines will be circling the towns and the countryside. Admission is free. The 1893 Town Hall is on the east side of the Bloomfield square.

Friday Fish Dinner
American Legion Post 674, 9960 E. Center Street in Windham will be hosting Friday Fish Dinners from 4-7 pm. Cost is $8. Carryouts available.

Chevy Equinox Raffle
Through Dec 3
Thanks to Chevy All Stars and Cole Valley Chevrolet, Newton Falls, for donating a 2017 Chevy Equinox to Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools. We will be raffling off the Equinox on Dec 3, at the high school. Tickets are $10.00 each and first draw is the Equinox; second draw is $1,000.00 in cash, and third draw will be a new iPad. Tickets are available at all Newton Falls Schools’ respective offices, including the Board of Education’s office.

2nd Thursday Storytime
through May 11
2nd Thursday Storytime at Maplewood Christian Church. Come for stories, crafts, music and movement for children ages 2 – 5 (adults stay for fun, siblings welcome). This event will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at 7300 State Route 88 in Ravenna. We will not meet if Ravenna Schools are closed.

Kolache Sale
Order Today!
St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking kolache for theChristmas holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10 each. Kolache will be offered in the following fillings: apricot, nut and poppy seed. To order call Barbara at 330-872-1951 or Patti at 330-980-8560. Pick up days will be Dec 13 – 15.

Zucchini Cookbooks For Sale
Are you looking for a nice Christmas Gift for your loved one? Then this is the gift for you. Southington Garden Club has for sale a cookbook of 500 recipes using Zucchini.The cookbook has recipes from appetizers to desserts all using Zucchini. The cookbook is $13.00 which includes postage. Send the check to Southington Garden Club @ Evelyn Wibert 2959 Leiby Osbourne Road, Southington, Ohio 44470.

Christmas Treasures
Nov 26
Need to cut back on Christmas shopping? Maybe we can help! Lake Milton Presbyterian Church, 942 Grandview Rd., is holding its Christmas Treasures sale on Nov 26 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. New and like new items will be for sale. Prices range from .50 cents to $5.00. Nothing over $5.00! Great for teacher’s gifts, exchanges etc. Have a FREE cup of coffee or soup with us. We will also have available our church cookbook.

Festival of Trees
Dec 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11
Visit an enchanted forest inside Middlefield Historical Society’s Century Inn. Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Free admission! Free ice cream treat at The Depot! 14797 South State Ave. (Rt. 608) in Middlefield Village. For more information, please call Sue at 440-479-4867 or Diana at 440-241-2192.

Pizza With Santa
Dec 3
The Western Reserve Kiwanis invite you and your family to Pizza with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3 10:00am – 12:30pm at the Hiram Christian Church Fellowship Hall. Cost is $ 3.00 per person, kids 3 and under FREE! There will be a Secret Santa Shop, cookie decorating, face painting, elf crafts and of course, Santa, so bring your lists and your cameras!

GPD Fill-A-Cruiser
Dec 3
The Garrettsville Police Department will be hosting a Fill A Cruiser Event on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 9am to 2pm at the Garrettsville Save A Lot. We will be collecting non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard. We will also be accepting donations that will go to the Garrettsville Hiram Shop With A Cop Program.

Tigers 44444 For The Holidays
Dec 3
There will be a craft show held at the high school, Tigers 44444 for the Holidays, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Dec 3. There will be over 100 vendors, student musical selections, photos with Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus and more!! Help us fill a bus that day with non-perishable food items. All will be going to help the children of Newton Falls. For each item you bring, you will receive a ticket to be entered to win door prizes.

Pictures With Santa
Dec 3
Shannan Jursa – State Farm presents the 3rd Annual Pictures with Santa on December 3, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the
Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Avenue Garrettsville, OH 44231. Join us for cookies and refreshments. Donate a canned good for the Community Cupboard to receive a FREE Professional digital image of your child or family with our Jolly Elf. For questions please call our office at 330-527-2001.

Breakfast With Santa
Dec 3
Parkman Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3rd from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Parkman Community House (16295 St. Rt. 422). Bring a camera and take your child’s picture with Santa Claus. You can then enjoy a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage & pancakes. Kids eat for only $3.00 each and $5.00 each for accompanying adults. Call to make your reservation – Lucinda @ (440) 221-0577; Patty @ (440) 548-2242; Denise @ (440) 548-2939; or Sandy @ (440) 548-5740

TCTC Craft Show
Dec 3
On Dec. 3, Trumbull Career and Technical Center will host the TCTC Relay for Life Team 1st Annual “Santa’s Family Craft and Vendor Show.” The Craft Show is scheduled from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Admission is free and open to the public. TCTC is located at 528 Educational Highway
Warren, Ohio 44483

Hilltop Church Christmas Decoration Giveaway
Dec 3 & 4
Hilltop Christian Church is having their Annual Christmas Decoration Giveaway on Dec 3 from 10 am – 5pm and Dec 4 from 1-4 pm. All Christmas Decorations and other items are FREE. We are located at
4572 Prospect St. in Mantua

Quarter Auction
Dec 3
A Quarter Auction will be held, December 3 at the Newton Falls High School commons beginning at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The cost of tickets is $5. You may also have a chance to get 1 free extra paddle with the purchase of an admission and your first paddle.

Santa’s Visit To Kinsman
Dec 10
Santa’s Annual Visit To Kinsman will be held Saturday December 10th. Santa will be at the Kinsman Library from 10 am to 12 noon. Then at 6 pm Santa will arrive at the Kinsman Square, escorted by local fire departments. He will be there until 8 pm. There will be free horse drawn wagon rides, music, refreshments and gifts for the children.

Cardinaires Christmas Concert and Luncheon
Dec 13
The Annual Cardinaires Christmas Concert and Luncheon is December 13 at Noon at Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen, 14743 N. State St. Middlefield. $20 a person, space is limited. The Annual Event is sponsored by the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce. RSVP by Dec 7th to 440-632-5705 or If pre-paying: checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 801, Middlefield 44062 or by pre-pay on line at Doors open at 11:45 a.m. This concert will be canceled if Cardinal Local Schools are canceled that day. Call the Middlefield Chamber with any questions 440-632-5705.

Second Winter Event
Dec 15
Support local artists during the “Second Winter Event” at the Renaissance Family Center of Windham, Dec. 15th, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.. Start or finish your Christmas shopping with one of a kind products. Local vendors welcome free of charge. Then stay to share a turkey dinner from 5-6:30 pm. Everyone welcome

Live Nativity in Mantua
Dec 16 – 18
The Women’s Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus #3766 is presenting a drive-through Live Nativity on St. Joseph Church grounds, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua. Come join us in caroling. For a monetary donation of $5 per carload, you can celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and have a cup of hot chocolate to keep warm. Non-perishable food items are also appreciated. This event will be held December 16, 17 and 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from this event will help with church repairs.

St. Ambrose Christmas Concert
Dec 18
Christmas concert at St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville , Sunday, December 18th at 3:00pm. Y’all deserve THIS Christmas Gift. Take a pause from all your frantic and hectic Christmas preparations and join us. It will refuel you, refocus you, & restore your joy of Christmas.

New Year’s Eve Reverse Raffle Party
Dec 31
Looking for a New Year’s Eve party? The Women’s Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus Council #3766 is planning to have a New Year’s Eve/ Reverse Raffle party on Saturday, December 31, 2016. If you’re looking for a fun time, at a good price, come and join us at the KofC Hall, Sentinel Party Center, 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, OH 44255. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets, available through Jay D’Aurelio (330-569-8156), cost $65/couple, $50/single, and include appetizers, raffle, dinner, open bar, DJ, dancing and a midnight champagne toast. All proceeds go towards a new roof for St. Joseph Church.