James A. Garfield Class of 1987
Save This Date!
Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help “the cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

Sports Physicals
Call Today!
Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville will continue to do sports physicals again this year. The charge is still $10. We will continue to donate half of the Garrettsville proceeds to a scholarship fund for an athletic participant.

Special Cats Open House
Cats are cool, entertaining and lovable. We have all kinds, all ages. Come in to adopt the love of your life now! Some have been here a really long time just waiting for you. So look for our Red Heart specials or make us an offer. The first 5 red heart specials adopted are free so don’t miss out on a purring bundle of fun and love. Animal Welfare Shelter, 545 Brunstetter Rd SW in Lordstown. (330) 394-4122

Morning Worship
Sunday Mornings
Morning Fellowship of doughnuts and coffee at 9:00 AM followed by Sunday School at 10 and worship at 11. The First Church of God in Windham.

Men’s Bible Study
Call if interested
The First Church of God in Windham would like to start a men’s Bible Study group to meet on Saturday or Sunday depending on schedules.  This will be an informal, relaxed atmosphere, possibly meeting in the Pastor’s home.  If you are interested, whether you currently attend a church or not, contact the church at 330-326-2293 or Jim at 330-671-1426.  You can leave a message if necessary.

Historical Society Open
First Saturday of Month
The James A. Garfield Historical Society will be open the first Saturday of every month between 10:00 and 3:00.  We are located at the corner of Main St. and High St. in Garrettsville. Microfilm of the Garrettsville Journals is available for research. Everyone is welcome.

Youth Soccer Open Fields
July 15, 19, 22 & 26
We will resume open fields at Brosius Rd. Sundays & Thursdays  6:30 to 8:00 PM and will continue every Sunday and Thursday through the month of July.  There is no fee to participate, players must wear shin guards, bring a soccer ball and drink (mouth guards are encouraged).  Ages include 1st grade through 8th grade.  High school players are welcome to help.  Please contact Russ (russell61731@yahoo.com), Bob (matrixprints@yahoo.com) or Brian (bgorby1@yahoo.com) for more information.  This Open Practice is not affiliated with the G-W Soccer Program .

Eagles Fish Fry
July 13
Garrettsville Eagles will be holding a fish fry on July 13 from 4-7:30. Fish, shrimp or combo with either baked potato or French fries, green beans, coleslaw, and dinner roll.
Rummage Sale
July 13-14
Come and find new treasures at the Ravenna Order of the Eastern Stars 2nd Annual Rummage Sale on July 13-14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ravenna Masonic
Complex, 4785 Washington Avenue, Ravenna. Located off of State Route 14

July 13, 14, 20 & 21
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will present “Oklahoma” on July 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7pm and July 15 at 2pm in the James A. Garfield High School, Iva Walker Auditorium. Directed by Missy Bookbinder and Jackie Rinearson, musical direction by William Davies and choreographed by Shanelle Waggoner. Tickets may be purchased at the door or call 216-375-0709 to purchase advance tickets. Ticket prices are: Adults 12 and older – $10.00, children under 12 and seniors over 65 – $7.00 and groups of 15 or more $5.00 each. “Oklahoma” is sponsored by Ryser Insurance and Gionino’s Pizzeria.

Free Movie
July 13
FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE with free popcorn July 13th at the Renaissance Center in Windham. The time is dusk, about 9:00 pm.  Bring a blanket or a chair, enjoy “Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked” — great family time

Rummage Sale/ Flea Market
July 13 & 14
New Mercies Community Church, located at 12767 Butternut Rd, will hold a rummage sale/ flea market on July 13 & 14 from 9-4. Indoor and outdoor spaces are $10. Contact Susan at (330) 968-6268. Donations are being accepted for rummage sale, and may be dropped off at the church at anytime. Food will be available.
AMVETS  Post 112 Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Outing
July 14
Sign up at the AMVETS post 112 Newton Falls. 8:30 am shotgun start. $70 per player, $280 per team. Prizes, cold beer, soda and water are included. Four man scramble. 50/50 drawing. Donuts and coffee. Hot sausage sandwiches at the turn. Steak dinner after the round. Proceeds benefit Newton Falls High School Scholarship Fund

Labrae H.S. Soccer Boosters Trunk Sale
July 14
Held at Bascom Elementary Parking Lot, 1001 North Leavitt Rd, Leavittsburg. Set up starts at 7:30 a.m. Event opens at 9:a.m. ends at 3p.m.Single spaces for $15.00 each, double space for $25.00 ,all spaces will be $25.00 day of sale if available.  Concessions will be available. To enter our event, please contact: BRENDA BARNA @330-307-5629

Art on the Hill
July 14
Art on the Hill will take place this Saturday, July 14th, 10-5 on East Prospect Street in Mantua, OH. Over 60 artisans will line both sides of the streets selling and displaying their handmade creations at this unique street festival. There will also be great food, continuous live entertainment and a huge prize auction. Admission is free. For more info, call 330-414-6486.

Spaghetti Dinner
July 14
Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a spaghetti dinner this July 14, from 5-7PM. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr., Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $7, Children (4 thru 11) $6, Children 3 and under are free
Garrettsville Cruise Night
July 14
Cruise night will be held on July 14 (rain date July 15) from 5-8pm on Main Street. Garrettsville Eagles will honro the best motorcycle. The Boys are Back band provides music. Bring your own chairs.

Wastewater Facility Open House
July 14
The Village of Garrettsville Board of Public Affairs invites you to attend an Open House for the Wastewater Treatment Expansion located at 10720 Liberty Street Garrettsville. The open house will be held on July 14 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

LaBrae HS Trunk Sale
July 14
The LaBrae HS Soccer Boosters will be holding a trunk sale at Bascom Elementary Parking Lot 1001 N Leavitt rd. Leavittsburg July 14 Set up starts @8:00,opens at 9:00,ends at 3:00. SPACES are $15.00 each. Double space is 25.00 Concessions will be available to enter please BRENDA BARNA @ 330-307-5629

Gardeners’ Workshop
July 14
Portage County Gardeners is hosting a Saturday Workshop, open to the public, on July 14 at 10:00 AM at the Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. in Rootstown.  Participants will get to make a hypertufa or trough planter. The cost is $20.00. Please call Peggy Varney at 330-618-2257 to register.

Doll’s  Christmas in July
July 15
What could be better than Christmas in July?  A Doll’s Christmas in July!  This is the theme of the Luncheon hosted by Garrettsville’s own doll club, The Heart of Doll Country.  It will be held July 15th, from 10-3 at the Kirtlander Party Center, 9270 Chillicothe Road, (Route 306) in Kirtland Ohio.  The cost is $25 for adults, and $15 for children 5-15.  The guest speaker is Sandy Pelphrey, a local  doll collector who writes for the Villager.  There will be a delicious lunch served, door prizes, table favors, and lots of auction items as well as contests for dolls.  Please call Carolyn Englert, 527-4888 or Pat Dutchman 440-785-4183 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Hiram School Reunion
July 15
The 19th annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 15 from 1-4 at the Troy Community House State Route 422 in Welshfield, for all those who attended Hiram School. Beverage, meat and table service will be provided. Those with last names A-L are asked to bring a salad. Those with last names m-z are asked to bring a dessert. For more information call Carol Orban Bott (330) 527-4457 or Barbara Porter Biltz (330) 296-3732.

Crescendo Club Meeting
July 15
On Sunday, July 15th  the Crescendo Club (Boosters for the Newton Falls School Band) will be having our first meeting of the 2012-13 season.  We will meet at 6:00 pm at the Newton Falls McDonald’s.  New members as well as Newton Falls Alumni are welcome to attend.  This is your opportunity to help our kids have another great band year and support their excellent efforts.  Any questions call 330-872-1647.”

Vacation Bible School
July 15-20
Newton Falls United Methodist at 336 Ridge Road will be holding Vacation Bible School on July 15th through July 20th, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for children age three through sixth grade.   The theme will be SONRISE National Park VBS. Phone:  (330) 872-1564

Portage County Republican Women’s Club
July 16
Portage County Republican Women’s Club invites you and your guests to the monthly meeting on July 16 at 6:30 pm. Mi Rancho at 4914 S. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH. Speaker is to be determined. Call Jeneen at (330) 687-4067 if you have any questions

Mantua Historical Society Meeting
July 16
The Mantua Historical Society will meet July 16th at 7:00 pm in the Mantua Township Hall which is located on the historic Mantua Center Green at Route 82 and Mantua Center Road.  The program will be “Nearly Two Centuries of Hiram’s Cultural Landscape” presented by David Anderson & Christine Edwards Borkan.  The program has two themes, one on cultural landscape, how to preserve it, what to preserve, etc., and the other theme compares old views of Hiram village and township with the modern view, sometimes where buildings have been moved, others replaced or remodeled.  The meeting is free & open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Christmas In July Dinner
July 17
Covenant Bible Fellowship (8146 High Street, Garrettsville) would like to invite everyone (no income restrictions) to our Loaves and Fishes Dinner on Tuesday, July17, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. We will be serving a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings!! If you should have any further questions, please feel free to call 330.527.4205.

G-W (Garrettsville-Windham) Soccer Club Meeting
July 18
The G-W Soccer Club needs more volunteers to take on leadership roles to keep the Club going.  An organizational meeting for all volunteers will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at the Garrettsville Village Park on Brosius Road.  For info, contact Melissa Roubic at m.roubic@gmail.com.

Farmers Market Opening Day
July 18
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre’s Farmers Market begins July 18, 2012 and runs through October 3, 2012.  Once again the market will run Wednesdays from 3-6:30pm in the parking lot of Skylane Bowling Alley. Be sure to stop out for all your bakery, jelly and produce needs.

Parkman Schools Presentation
July 19
Parkman Historical Society presentation on Parkman Schools from 1874 to 1914 July 19th at 7:30 p.m. at Parkman Community House on St. Rt. 422

Gardening Class
July 19
You have seen these magnificent plants at garden centers and at the Geauga County Fair.  Learn how to select and grow these spectacular, fragrant flowers on July 19 from 7-9 pm.  Go to the award-winning brugmansia garden of Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik where she will teach you the care and propogation of these beauties. She will show you the tricks to get hundreds of blooms on a single plant and how to winter them over for years of enjoyment.  As a special treat you’ll even get a brugmansia to take home.  Ask Phyllis for a tour of her garden too! $35 fee.  Light refreshments.  Call 440-834-4656 to register and get directions.

Book Sale
July 19
The Friends of the Garrettsville Library announce a book sale at the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library on July 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and  July 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Sale set up and pre sale for Friends of the Library will be on Thursday, July 19 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.   The library is located at 10482 South Street in the Village Park.  For further information, call the Garrettsville Library at 330-527-4378.

Trash & Treasure Sale
July 19-21
Parkman Congregational Church is holding a Trash & Treasure Sale; July 19  & July 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 21 from  8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.  The church is located on Rt. 528/88 just north of Rt. 422 in Parkman.  Any questions, call the church office at 548-4829. Contact person: Roberta Barringer, Parkman Church, Women’s Fellowship representative

Rockwell International Annual Picnic
July 21
Picnic 12-3. Eating at 1:00pm. Picnic will be held at Braceville Picnic Shelter. Please bring a covered dish to share.

Ice Cream Social
July 21
Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Road S.W., Lordstown will hold an Ice Cream Social from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.  There will be turkey sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni  salad, home made pies & ice cream.  A bake sale will also be held.

“Run of the Ox”
July 21
5k run/walk held during the Ox Roast Festival. 7 AM registration. 8 AM race. St. Joseph’s Church in Mantua. Pre-registration is $16. Race day registration $20. Awards to top 3 overall and classes. For more info call 216-752-5151

Kinsman is For Sale
July 21
Kinsman is located on state routes 5, 7 and 87 on the PA line. Rotary chicken BBQ will be located at town park off of State Rt. 5 south from 10 am – 3 pm. Eat in or take out. Town-wide yard sales from 10am to 4pm? Sales at many businesses   Amish Bake sale on square
Free maps available at Market Square on the square
Cruisin’ at the Churchyard
July 22
On July 22 from 11am-6pm a chicken dinner and car show will be held at SS Edward & Lucy; Goodie Bags & Dash Plaques to the First 100 Cars. 3 Prizes Given Out PLUS A CHANCE TO WIN A $100 GAS CARD (compliments of Doug’s Auto Repair) (Must be present to win Gas Card * raffle at 4pm) $10 Donation for Show Car Entries Information: Office (440) 548-3812 * Website: SSEdwardLucy.com. 16150 Center St * Parkman

Vacation Bible School
July 23-27
Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 23rd thru July 27th from  6:00 to 8:30 P.M. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship  for OPERATION OVERBOARD – DARE TO GO DEEP WITH GOD where your youngsters ( 3 years to 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus.  They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts and snacks.

Vacation Bible School
July 23-27
Gospel Light’s SonRise National Park vacation Bible school will be July 23-27, at the Wayland Community Church; 6355 Wayland Rd. the adventure begins each evening at 6pm sharp and lasts until 8:30pm. This years theme focuses on Philippians 4:19. a mini-musical will be presented at the morning worship service on July 29. All children, age 3 through those who have finished 6th grade, are welcome. There is no charge to attend. For more info call Anna (330) 938-2335 or Debbie (330) 358-2638.

Summer Theater Clinic
July 23 thru Aug 9
Ravenna Recreation Department is offering a Summer Theater Clinic for boys and girls under the direction of Ric Hughes, Director of the Ravenna All-City Musical.   The Clinic will be held July 23 through August 9, 2012 at West Park School.  Registration is now through July 13th. After July 13th there is a $5.00 late fee if any openings.  Cost is $15 for city taxpayers or $20 for non-city taxpayers.

Big Brothers & Sisters Golf Scramble
July 25
Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County will hold their annual golf scramble on July 25, at Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent. Shot gun starts at 9am. Golfers will 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 group. Hole-in- one prizes include $5000, Callaway clubs, flat screen television and more. Out auction features a trip for two to Scottsdale, AZ. Cost is $100 per person and can be paid by cash, check or credit card by calling our office (330) 296-6655

2012 Run For Hope 5k, 1-Mile Fun Run, & 1-Mile Dog Run
July 28
New Hope Christian Fellowship 11051 E. Washington St. Auburn, OH  44023.  Driveway entrance is off of Auburn Rd. JULY 28, 2012 8:00 am. $15 pre-registration, $20 race day registration (Individuals) $40 pre-registration, $50 race day registration (Family 4 pack) Proceeds to benefit Cruzadas Del Evangelio de Honduras 2012 Chicken Project. To register go to www.hmapromotions.net or print registration form www.newhope4you.net and mail to New Hope Christian Fellowship.

Family Fun Day
July 28
A benefit to raise money for mounting medical bills for Angie Monroe, while undergoing chemo and radiation. Presented by Team ANGIE. July 28 from 1-5pm. $7 adults, $4 children ages 4-10, Free under age 3. Ticket prices include entrance to Ridge Ranch Campground, parking, swimming, and lunch. Concessions will also be available during the event. A Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle will take place as well. For more info on this event contact Debbie Brinsey (330) 240-3079, Heather Dewberry (330) 307-3603, Amy Hahn (330) 219-0782, Rose Bennett (330) 979-8784, or look at the TEAM ANGIE page on Facebook.

Garfield Class of 1967 Reunion
July 28
Our 45 year reunion will be held at Sugarbush Golf Club. Please contact us if you were missed. Mary Jane Orr (330) 898-0384.

Lunch With Lincoln
July 28
The North Bloomfield Historical Society will be hosting a lunch with President Lincoln at 11am on July 28th at the North Bloomfield United Methodist Church, Park Drive, North Bloomfield, Ohio 44450. Professional impersonators Gerald & Marilyn Payn will be in full dress as President & Mrs. Lincoln & will answer questions during the luncheon.  There is also a car & tractor show, as well as local artisans & crafters.
Middlefield Chamber Trunk Sale
Aug 4
Second Annual Trunk Sale August 4 from 9 am to 4 pm in the parking lot of Great Lakes Outdoor Supply across from Middlefield Fire Department. Admission is free to the public. Refreshments available. Hunt for treasures here. Rain or Shine, dress for comfort. Vendor space is still available, 440-632-5705. $20 for 1 space/$35 for 2. Leave name and address and request vendor contract if no answer

Third Annual Luau
Aug 4
August 4, 2012, from noon to 3 p.m., Harvest Point Church will be hosting their Third Annual Luau at Four Corners Park in Lordstown (SR 45 and Salt Springs Road).  As always, this event is FREE to the public and will feature games, activities, entertainment and food.  In addition, this year’s event will feature a Farmer’s Market.  Come one, come all!  Come early, stay late!  It’s all FREE!  For more information, please contact Pastor Shannon New Spanger at (330)984-6789

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic
Aug 4
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. on August 4th at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Rd. Pavilion, Middlefield.  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 1:00 p.m.  For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Jeannie at 440-749-0518.  Hope to see you all there.

Brittany Myers Poker Run
Aug 4
The 11th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 4th Registration starts at 10AM at the Windham American Legion Hall.  2 or 4 wheels are welcome.  All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund, the Special Needs Program at James A Garfield and the Youth Softball League. Call Jamie Cain and Becky Gough for details.

Crestwood Safety Town
Aug 6 – 10
Children entering Crestwood Kindergarten in the fall of 2012 will be introduced to a variety of topics focused on teaching them how to stay safe while at home, at school and at play. This educational program runs from August 6 – 10 from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Crestwood Primary School. Register by July 20 to receive a reduced rate of $20 per child.  For further information, please call Annette at (330)389-0951 or crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com.

Tennis Camp
Aug 6-9
Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held   August 6 to 9 (raindate is August 10). From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 15 years.  Fee is $27 for city taxpayers and $32 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is July 20. Foms are available at Ravenna Recreation Department, 530 N. Freedom St, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m

Library Fundraiser
Aug 10
The Friends of Garrettsville Library are  planning a fundraiser/ social event at the Candlelight Winery. There are no tickets to purchase, and everyone is welcome. This is your chance to support the library programs, and have a good time. Arrive after 4pm. There is no set charge for this event. If you wish to donate to the silent auction contact Cindy at the library. Hope to see you there!

Garden Recipies
Aug 11
Learn to preserve your garden vegetables, herbs and seasonal fruits without the fuss of canning by freezing, drying and pickling instead.  Discover delicious recipes for jams, vinegars and oils that will create tasty meals long after the growing season has ended. Take home simple recipes and sample some of Ruth, Barb and Paula’s favorite garden recipes for refreshments.  Fee of $15. Class from 9-12. Call 440-834-4656 for more information.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon Troy Road.  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.

Adult Softball League
August 12
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering the following adult softball leagues for the FALL of 2012: Men’s Sunday League: Earliest games at 10 a.m. Cost:  $425.00 per team.  League tentatively begins August 12.  Minimum of 6 and maximum 8 teams. Co-Ed Sunday League: Cost: $425.00 per team. League play tentatively begins August 12. Tentative time to begin is 3 p.m. (* start time could be earlier) Must have 8 teams to offer league. Deadline to register is July 25. A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a spot in any of our leagues. Balance of league fees due by July 26, 2012. For registration and more information contact Ravenna Recreation at 530 North Freedom St., Ravenna weekdays 8 to 12 and 1 to 4:15 p.m..  Phone – (330) 296-2864.

Flea Market/Craft Vendors Wanted
Aug 17, 18 & 19
The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County has a few flea marker/ craft vendor spaces available at their antique tractor show August 17, 18 & 19. $15 fee. Contact Terry (330) 442-2430

Save the Date!
Sept 15
The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s home game is against Southeast. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

Balloon-A-Fair “Friends In Flight” Seeks Vendors & Exhibitors
Sept 15 & 16
The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.