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


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.


3rd Annual Rib Dinner

Fridays in Aug.

The Mantua council of the Knights of Columbus will host their 3rd annual Rib Dinner Fridays during August 2012.  Delicious, slow-cooked St. Louis Style Rib Dinners will be offered for carryout or you are welcome to picnic on our lawn. Regular Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Baked Potato, Cole slaw, Baked Beans and Corn on the Cob for $12.50 each.  Light Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Cole slaw and baked beans for $11.00 each.  Extra Cob Corn, Baked Potatoes and Bottled Water will also be available $1.00 each. Come on out and enjoy our most delicious rib dinners between 4-7PM on Fridays August 3, 10, 17 & 24th.  Mantua K of C is located on State Route 44 just north of Route 82 in Mantua, Ohio. We have a beautiful country setting, perfect for lawn style picnics.  So pack your blanket, bring your own beverage, play some games and enjoy a delicious rib dinner. We look forward to seeing you!


Youth Cheer Camp

Register Today

The James A. Garfield High School Cheerleaders will hold their annual Youth Cheer Camp Aug 20 – 22 from 6pm – 8pm. The camp includes two hour practices for three days and an invitation to perform before the First G-Men Varsity home game. Youth cheerleaders will learn 1 dance, 1 cheer, and 3 sideline cheers. Register by calling Coach Terry 330-360-9122.


Injection Well Issues

Aug 2

Portage County currently has 16 active class II injection wells and 9 permits pending.  Elisa Young, of Meigs County, OH educational presentation will cover:  What are injection wells?  How are they constructed?  What gets injected? What should neighbors know about permitting process?  What about community health and safety?  What can we do about it?  7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2 at the Nelson Community House, Nelson Circle (11639 Windham Parkman Road 44231) More information is available at   www.concernedcitizensohio.org


Free Movie & Popcorn

Aug 3

Summer is coming to an end…Don’t let it get away without experiencing an night at the movies at the Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham. August 3rd is your last chance before school begins.  Always free, always with free popcorn and always fun.  Bring a blanket or a chair and maybe a sweater for the evening. Enjoy “Kung Fu Panda” at dusk at the Center. Your destination for family fun.


Swing Dance

Aug 3

Dan Zola Orchestra is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance August 3rd at Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road  aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Sponsored by KCE.  (216) 316-0068.Lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm.  Adult $10, student $8, family $25.


Windham Lions Roll Out Their Sausage Wagon

Aug. 3 & 4

The Windham Lions will hold their next sandwich sale of 2012 in the Sparkle Market parking lot in Windham, August 3rd and 4th.  As always the menu consists of Italian sausage or steak sandwiches and soft drinks. Sandwiches are only $4. They are hot, juicy and fresh off the grill. Hours are 9am to 7pm on Friday, 9am to 2pm on Saturday. All profits will be used for sight-related causes and local community needs. Please stop by and support the dedicated, hard-working Windham Lions.


North Jackson Community Sales

Aug 3 & 4

North Jackson, Mahoning County, is holding a Community Wide Yard Sale with over 175 homes listed on a map to help shoppers locate each sale in the township.  It is to be held August 3rd and 4th starting at 9 AM..  Maps can be found at most businesses and at 11349  W. Mahoning Ave, where there is Free Parking. .  Businesses are offering specials which will be listed in the 12 page map.  This is so large it will take 2 days to shop at all the homes.  It is sponsored by the Jackson Twp. Citizens Association


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 Dept. Free to the public. Refreshments available. Hunt for treasures here. Rain or Shine, dress for comfort.


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.


NUMC Yard Sale

Aug 4

The Nelson United Methodist Church is having a yard sale. 9367 St Rt 305 on August 4, 8am-5pm. A ton of clean working usable items donated. Lunch will be served from 11 am- 2pm, eat in or carry out. Home-made bake sale items for sale too; breads, cookies, pie and cakes. Rain or shine. One day only deals. You don’t want to miss this.


Kent Lions Sweet Corn Festival

Aug 4 & 5

Kent Lions Sweet Corn Festival will be held at Beckwith Orchard, 1617 Lake Rockwell Rd in Kent, on August 4 & 5 from noon-5pm. Sponsored by Hometown Bank and Central Portage County Visitors & Convention Bureau. Food includes Pochedley’s Sweet Corn, sausage and hot dogs, peach and apple pie, ice cream, soft drinks and water. Family fun includes games, raffle, obstacle course, face painting, contests and trolley rides, along with live entertainment. Model A cars on display Saturday and classic cars on Sunday.


Windham Community Church Service

Aug 5

A community worship service will be held August 5 on the Windham Township Green.  This annual worship is sponsored by the WCCF and is called “Fun in Son.”  It will start with a worship service held at the Gazebo.  Ministers from the various churches will participate. It will be followed by a Community Prayer Walk, and an “Open Mike” opportunity where people will entertain the group with songs & music.  The day will conclude with the serving of ice cream.  Food,  for lunch, will be available for purchase. To participate in the “Open Mike”, please contact Rev. Patrick Malone at 330-326-3926 or 440-708-4153 or Larry  Kuhlman at 330-326-3786.


American Legion/Auxiliary Picnic

Aug 5

Mantua American Legion Post 193 and the Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 will hold its annual picnic on August 5 at the Shalersville park. Festivities will begin at 2pm with a potluck dinner and conclude at 5pm. The park pavilion is located on Route 303. members and families are asked to bring a dish to share, table service and additional games. Meat and beverages will be provided by the legion. Electricity will be available. Any questions please call Bill at (330) 274-2603


Garrettsville UMC Vacation Bible School

Aug 6-9

Dive in and discover God’s underwater universe!  Kids will plunge into Bible stories of people with deep faith and learn to trust a God whose love is bigger than the sea.  Garrettsville United Methodist church will be hosting Vacation Bible School the week of Aug 6-9 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm each evening.  VBS is open to children ages 3yrs-6th grade.  Teen helpers are also needed.  Anyone interested in participating, please contact the church office at 527-2055.


Burton Vacation Bible School

Aug 6-9

The Burton Congregational Church will hold its Vacation Bible School for those entering Kindergarten through 6th grade on Monday, August 6 through Thursday, August 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  All children are welcome and pre-registration is not required.  This year’s theme is “Make a Joyful Noise” and includes stories about David the Psalmist, and Jesus, along with singing, games, crafts, and snacks. Bring the children you love to join us!  Burton Congregational Church is “the red church on the square” in Burton Village.  For more information, call the church office at 440-834-4495.


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.


Parkman Class of ‘48

Aug. 8

The Parkman High School class of 1948 will hold its annual class reunion at Mary Yoder’s Restaurant in Middlefield on August 8 at noon. Joining them will be the Amish students that left the class after 8th grade. Special guest will be Mrs. Jean Giles, their teacher in grades 3 & 4.


Crestwood Class of ‘65

Aug. 10

The Crestwood class of ’65 is having a “mixer” and would like to invite classmates from 1960-1969 to join them. This event is August 10 at 7pm. Location is Gary Carlton’s home; 11771 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua. BYOB, snacks are provided.


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.


JAG Alumni Soccer Game

Aug 11

Registration starts at 5 pm. Game starts at 6pm. J.A.G. Football field. All Garfield soccer alum welcome. Non-player $3.00 entry fee. To RSVP to play, please contact Kim Hoffman (440) 552-9888 or Kim Curry at (330) 527-2186. $10.00 for Alumni game t-shirts.


Fairy Garden Workshop

Aug. 11

Portage County Gardeners invites the public to sign up for a “Fairy Garden Workshop” on August 11 at 10:00 AM at the Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. (Rt. 44) in Rootstown. Create an enchanting garden, learn fairy lore and fairy garden tips from instructor Peggy Varney.The cost is $20.00. Please call Peggy Varney at 330-618-2257 for more information and to sign up


Alumni Soccer Game

Aug. 11

Crestwood High School Boys Soccer Team is hosting their annual ALUMNI SOCCER GAME on Aug 11th @ 6:00 pm at Jack Lambert Stadium. All Crestwood Alumni are invited to play. Cost is $10.00 & includes T-shirt & picnic to follow, hosted by current Crestwood Boys team/families. For additional details, please contact Ruth @ (330)204-2635.


Second Annual Arts in the Park

Aug 11

This spectacular celebration of the arts is back!  Come to beautiful Veteran’s Park (Broad St. between Center & Ridge Rd), Newton Falls Saturday, August 11, noon – 4pm. (Rain or Shine), for a fun, free festival featuring visual arts exhibitors, live musical performances, art demonstrations, and interactive art experiences. Shop for completely unique creations.  Paint a mural with the wheels of a wheelchair. Play Mozart on an outdoor piano. Lie back and listen to  mellow acoustics or get vertical for the free 3:00 pm concert by Cleveland’s hottest metal artists, Ruled By Reason.  Celebrate the gift of creativity in ways you will never forget!   Sponsored by Newton Falls Parks & Recreation.


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.


Camping with Katydids

Aug 11

Learn their songs – and view the  Perseid meteor shower – at an overnight program Bring your tent and sleeping bag and spend the night under the shooting stars while listening to the music of the insect orchestra! August 11 – 6:30 p.m., through Sunday, August 12 – 9:30 a.m. at Chickagami Park, 17858 Tavern Road (Rt. 168), Parkman Township. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. and pitch your tent in time to gather for the 7:30 p.m. singing insect search with cricket and katydid specialist Lisa Rainsong. Afterwards, enjoy a campfire, snacks and Perseid meteor shower viewing from 10 p.m. till midnight. Registration is required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516. A fee of $5 includes a continental breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Tents only, please. Grounds are partially wheelchair/stroller accessible


Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Aug 11

Hosted by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi. August 11 at Adam Hall, 11455 E. Washington St Auburn Township starting at 5 PM. $50-$25,000 in starting chips. $10 for an additional $5,000 in chips. All pre-registered players will receive an extra $5,000 in chips. 50/50 raffle & Chinese auction. All proceeds go to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Food & beverages provided. Questions contact Greg Rodi (440) 666-7553,. Jennifer Goldstein (330) 360-3869. Alan Goldstein (330) 360-2242. Joe Pinti (330) 442-3155


Corn Celebration

Aug. 11

The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will celebrate corn on August 11, 2012. Customers will be treated to all kinds of corn treats from 10:00-Noon. Volunteers will be cooking ears of corn and customers will be encouraged to “paint” the corn with one of several toppings that may include Chile peppers, sour cream, lime, garlic, or other ingredients for an on-the-spot taste treat. Recipes will be provided. Vendors plan to get into the spirit with other corn related products


Newton Falls Youth Soccer League

Aug. 11

All those interested in refereeing for the Newton Falls Youth Soccer League this year.  There will be a meeting on August 11th at 11am at the at the U15 soccer field, located on RT 534, to go over the rules and also to schedule games. Please go to http://www.nfysl44444.org/ to download the sign-up forms for this year.


Zucchini Festival

Aug 11 & 12

Zucchini Festival to be held August 11-12 at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). For the benefit of

Emerald Rose Corporation.  Emerald Rose is a not for profit corporation

with the goal of building Emerald Fields of Troy, a therapeutic farming

campus for the mentally ill. Festival includes contests, demonstrations

and entertainment.


Car, Bike & Tractor Show

August 12

Ravenna Elks Lodge Tirpak Memorial Car, Bike & Tractor Show August 12, 2012 from 11:00 am  – 3:00 pm  (Registration 10:00 am – 1:00 pm) Proceeds to benefit Maplewood Career Center Scholarships. Dash Plaques, Door Prizes, Awards, Food


Windham UMC Worship & Picnic on the Porch

Aug 12

On August 12th Windham UMC will offer casual worship on their front lawn at 10am followed by a free picnic lunch & corn hole. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. 9051 N. Main St.


Room Mothers’ Luncheon

August 14

The Freedom Township School Room Mothers’ 2012 luncheon will be held at noon, on August 14 at the Freedom Town Hall. All mothers who have fond memories of their child’s school years at the Freedom School are invited, along with other guests. Those attending should bring a dish to share with serving utensils and their own table service –meat is furnished. For more information call Elaine Duffield at (330) 296-3568


Antique Tractor Show

 Aug. 17-19

Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County presents its 18th annual antique tractor show and flea market, August 17, 18 & 19 from 9am-5pm. Admission is $4. 12 & under as  well as exhibitors, free. Located at 1653 Ridge Road in Vienna. Featuring Allis Chalmers Tractors and equipment. Antique tractors, hit and miss engines. Chinese Auction 18 & 19. Garden tractor pulls Saturday. Antique tractor pulls Sun. (must be a member to pull) Free ice cream for kids 12 & under. For more info contact Joe Toth (330) 240-6407 or Terry Taylor (330) 442-2430


Freedom Run

Aug 18

3rd annual charity poker run, August 18. 4927 Greenwood Rd in Rootstown. Cost $10 per bike $15 w/ passenger. Sign ups start at 10am. First bike out 11am. Last bike out at 12pm. Last bike in at 6pm. 50/50 raffle, American Auction, door prizes, food & soft drinks after the run. Proceeds benefit JDRF. Rain or shine. Bar opens at 8am, breakfast will be available.


Scotch Doubles GHS Football

Aug. 18

GHS Feed-the-Team scotch doubles event will be held on August 18 at 9pm, at Skylanes Bowling Alley. $40 couple, includes 3 games, draft beer, pop, and pizza. $20 single. Chinese Auction. For more information contact Lyn @ (330) 671-3768 or Brian @ (330) 979-3723


6th Annual Chinese Auction

Aug. 18

The Cardinal Athletic Boosters will be holding their 6th Annual Chinese Auction on August 18th, 2012 at Cardinal Middle School in Middlefield.  The Doors open at 3:00 p.m. and the Drawings will begin at 5:00 p.m.   Admission is $5.00 (includes 20 bidding tickets)..Additional tickets are 10 for $1.00.  Large Prize tickets are 20 for $5.00.  We have Hundreds of Great Prizes to Giveaway!  There will be a 50/50 Raffle, Sideboards, Money Jar Give Away, Mystery Prizes, Door Prizes, Surprise Drawings, “Buy A Block for a Buck” and try to win up to $500 and  a Flat Screen TV Drawing.  Concessions available.  Come out and Support The Huskies!  Great Fun!!!…Great Food!!!…And for a Really Great Cause!!!  Tickets available at the door.  If you would like to donate an item, buy pre-sale tickets or for more information…please call Tally at (440) 632-5478.


Annual Picnic

Aug 19

Freedom Township annual picnic will be held this year on August 19 in the Freedom town hall pavilion. Joining in the festivities will be the Freedom Congregational Church and the Bethel Springs congregations. Combined church services will be at 10am in a large tent. The VFW will hold a memorial service at noon. The lunch will be served right after the memorial service. The main meat dish will be provided by the township. The church is cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. All are asked to bring a dish to pass. Space will be provided on the lawn for an art, craft and music fair. Contact Jim Hammar @ (330) 527-2855 to reserve a space


Craft Show

Sept 8

Craft show tables available: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a craft show on September 8, at the Parkman Community House. The show will start at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Doors will open 2 hours prior to the show for set up. Tables are $25 each and are on a first come first serve basis. Advanced payment is required to hold a table. For more information call (330) 889-9600 or email support@kidcancerfoundation.org


Gospel Fest

Sept. 23

The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups.  Interested groups can call the church for an application.  Applications must be returned within 30 days from the date received. The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.


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 game against Southeast will be an away game. 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.