JA Garfield Class of 1963

Save The Date

It’s your time to shine. Its been 50 years. Let’s have a party on July 27, 2013 at Main Street Grille & Brewing Co. in Garrettsville. $25 per person. For more info call Judy Davison Toth 330-527-5443; Bobbie Rakouska Simera 330-527-2846; Bill McDowell 330-527-4006; Connie Hutchinson Johnson 330-673-7439; Jim Shoemaker 330-296-6692.


Free Exercise!

Sunday Evenings

Co-ed adult volleyball Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm. Questions call Rich (330) 527-5195


Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmer’s Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.


Register Now For The Class of 2026

The James A. Garfield School District is now accepting Kindergarten registration information for your child that will turn age 5 before September 30, 2013.Registration will take place on March 12,13 and14, 2013 at the elementary.  Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible.


“250 Club” Reverse Raffle

Drawing Mar. 16

Grand Prize $2500.00, First ticket out $250.00, Every 10th ticket $100.00. March 16 at Saint Mary’s & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Dr., Newton Falls Oh 44444. 16oz. porterhouse steak dinner, beer and mixers. Dinner served 5-7 pm. 50/50 Drawing * Table Games * D.J. Donation $50.00 For Tickets Call Pete@330-872-0270, Tony@330-360-4546,  Johanna@330-240-9561


Eagles Fish Fry

Fridays Through Lent

The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting a fish fry every Friday at the Eagles.  To go orders welcome by calling 330-527-2330. Dinners are $8.50 and your choice of fish, shrimp, chicken tenders or a combination. All include baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw and a dinner roll.


2nd Annual Friday Fish Fry!

Through March 22

Get hooked on a great fish dinner with fresh cut fries and coleslaw each Friday in March through the 22nd from 4:30 to 8:30 pm weekly. Adult dinner is only $8; children $4; or enjoy all you can eat for only $10. Eat in or carry out available. Life Church AG; 10280 State Route 88 in Garrettsville (across from JA Garfield High School). For more information or to place an order call (330) 527-2777.


Lenten Dinners

Through -Mar. 22

Mantua Knights of Columbus are hosting Lenten Dinners each Friday night through March 22.  Featuring a variety of delicious pierogis from the famous West Side Market “Pierogi Palace”.  Additional dinner options include fish, shrimp or mac-n-cheese and include side dishes, bread, homemade dessert and beverage (beverage not included with carry-out).  Dine-In service is available 5–8 PM or Carry-Out by calling (330) 274-2576.  The Mantua K of C Party Center is located at 11845 St. Rte. 44 just north of Ste. Rt. 82. For more info call: (216) 469-6953 (330) 274-3400.


First Church of God

Sunday Mornings 

A reminder that First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, meets at 10am each Sunday.  This Sunday will begin the study of Extreme Love, a group study about how to be more effective in our communities.  Everyone is invited to attend these studies as we talk about reaching out to our communities more effectively


Children’s Storytime


Windham Library invites kids of all ages to storytime Mondays at 10:30 am.   Storytime is an opportunity for both the parent and child to spend some one-on-one time enriching the child’s environment with stories, music, finger plays and movement.  For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive,


Toddler Storytime


Storytimes for little ones continue during March and April.  New participants are always welcome: Baby Rhyme Time meets Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Toddler Time meets Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. All Aboard Storytime (for ages 2-5 with caregiver) meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime (for 4 and 5 year-olds) meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Rockin’ at the Library (2-5 year olds and their families) meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Please call the Burton Public Library to register for all storytimes:  440-834-4466.


Scholarship Offer

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.


Praise & Worship Services


Southington UMC Praise and Worship Services are held Saturdays at 7:00pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make it Sunday morning? Try us!


Times Not Waiting Tour

Mar 1

Nationally signed bands including Stellar Kart, Abandon and 7th Time Down will be performing live at Cardinal Middle School in Middlefield (16175 Almeda Drive) on Mar 1. Doors open at 6:30, concert will begin at 7pm. Ticket costs are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and may be purchased through  http://www.itickets.com/events/299649.html or from Sparrow Christian Bookstore. Group tickets may be purchased by calling (440) 834-8601. Program is being sponsored by The Cardinal Christian Club. For more info visit http://goa-inc.com


World Day of Prayer

Mar 1

World Day of Prayer St. Mary and St. Joseph Church, 131 Quarry St., Newton Falls. Theme “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Mar 1 from 11am-1pm. (330) 872-7718


Fish Fry

Mar 1

American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry, Mar 1 from 4-8 P.M. Cost is $8 your choice of fish, shrimp or chicken, or combo plate, choice of potato (French fries or baked), and 2 sides (coleslaw, apple sauce, green beans, mac and cheese) roll and butter. Carryouts available (330) 326-3188. Dinner will be held at 9960 East Center St (St. Rt. 303 by the tank) in Windham. Public Welcome


Swing Dance

Mar 1

Dr. Zoot is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance, Mar 1 at Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023). They play plenty of Swing, Blues, Latin and even a touch of Hip Hop. Sponsored by KCE.  (216) 316-0068.  Lesson at 8pm, Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Cost is $10 for Adults, $8 for students or $25 per family.


Free Meal

Mar 2

A Free Meal will be served at First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, on March 2 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM  Everyone is invited to come to the dinner as we will be announcing more dates for community events.  Call 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426 for more information.


Craft Bazaar

Mar 2

VFW craft bazaar 5998 New Milford Rd Ravenna  will be Mar 2 from 9am-3pm. Lunch will be available and  craft tables will be available @$20 each.  Contact Pat Thomas (330)297-0232.


Garrettsville Softball Signups

Mar 2

Garrettsville Girls Softball Signups  will be Mar 2 from 9:00 – 12:00 at the Village Hall. Cost $50 per player $90 max for families.  First time signups must turn in a copy of child’s birth certificate.  www.leaguelinup.com/garrettsville.  Contact Ryan Kissell (330) 646-7150 for more info


Annual Card Party

Mar 2

The Warren Republican Women’s Club Annual Card Party and Style Show will be on Mar 2 from 12-4 pm at McMenamy’s Banquet Center, 235 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Cost is $8 a person.  Bring a game if you don’t play cards! There will be a style show with fashions from Coldwater Creek, as well as a light lunch, a door prize basket, and a Chinese Auction. For tickets or more information contact Cary Ann at 330-856-5228.


Garfield Hotstove Baseball Sign-Ups

Mar 2

Any player who will be 5 to 14 years old on 5-31-13 can sign up on  March 2 at Garrettsville Village Hall from 9 am-noon. T-ball (ages 5-6) cost is $60, Coach Pitch (ages 7-8) cost is $70, and H-F (ages 9-14) cost is $85. A copy of your child’s birth certificate must be turned in at the time of sign-ups if they have not played before. There will be a late sign-up fee of $75 per child after March 9. For more information contact: Phil Britton (pres.) 330-527-2209 or Colleen Khairallah (Sec.) 330-524-2807.


Contra Dance

Mar 2

Troy Township Contra Dance will be March 2 at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). All ages join in the irresistibly fun atmosphere of Contra Dance and live folk music.  Lesson at 6:30pm and dance from 7:30-10:30pm. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for students or $25 a family.


Monthly Dance

Mar 2

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30pm, at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue in Tallmadge. Open to public, and nonmembers are invited to join the PWP members in celebrating the “Wearing of the Green”. For more info contact Warrine 330-699-2361 or 330-322-9559.

Fix it Farmland Clinic

March 2 & 22

Geauga Feed is planning 2 Fix it in the Farmland clinics- at Geauga Feed, 11030 Kinsman Rd. Newbury. Both at 8:30 AM March 2 and March 22. Please contact Kay Rasoletti (440) 338-4819 ext. 21 to pre-qualify and register.


Girl Scout Cookie Sales

Mar 2 & 9

Girl Scout Junior Troop 442 will be selling Girl Scout cookies on Mar 2 at Mantua Hardware from 9:00-3:00pm and Mar 9 at Streetsboro Walgreens from 11:30-2:00.  All 8 varieties of cookies will be available for $3.50 (cash only).


March Book Sales

Mar 3-24

The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold book sales on the first four Sundays in March from 9-4 pm (Mar 3, 10, 17 and 24)   The sale offers something for everyone:  books, magazines, music, movies, puzzles and more.  Mar 24 will be Bag Day.  Come to Burton on March Sundays for books and pancakes!


Card Party

Mar 3

The Woman’s Auxiliary of Mantua #3766 is having a Card Party on Mar 3 from 1-5pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mantua, Ohio.  Cost is $3.00 a person or $15.00 a table. BYOB, pop, water and snacks provided.  Bring your favorite game or cards and come and play! Free table prizes and we will be having raffle baskets and a 50-50 raffle.  Beat the weather–come out and have some fun!  Call 330-527-2220 Annette to reserve a table. Pay at the door.


Easter Toy Bingo

Mar 3

Easter Toy Bingo at St. Michael’s Church on Ridge Road in Newton Falls will be held March 3.  Doors open at 1 pm, Games begin at 2 pm. $5 for each person.  Cake and punch or coffee with your admission.  Other refreshments available. Raffles.  For more information call 330 872-1712.


Huntsburg Baseball Signups

Mar 3

Signups will be Mar 3 from 9am-1pm at the Huntsburg Town Hall. Questions call Rich Collins (440) 479-4111


Author Mindy Killgrove

Mar 3

Author Mindy Killgrove will be at Reed Memorial Library discussing her new book Meet Me at the Pond on Mar 3 at 2:00 pm. Meet me at the Pond is the first book in Killgrove’s Missy Lawrence series.                                                                                                 Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call 330-296-2827 (ext. 200)                                                                             Reed Memorial Library is located at 167 E. Main St. Ravenna, OH 44266


American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24

Burton-Middlefield American Legion will be hosting pancake & sausage breakfasts on Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24, at 14052 Goodwin St. from 9am-1:30pm. Contact Ron for more information (440) 343-1478


Pancakes & Sausage Breakfasts

March 3,10,17 & 24

Pancakes and sausage breakfasts will be held on March 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Rd. (Rt. 422), Parkman, Ohio. Adults: $7.50 / Children: $3.00 / Pre-schoolers: Free.  Sponsored by Parkman Chamber of Commerce


Craft Show

Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24

There will be a craft show held at Berkshire High School on Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 8am-3pm. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478 for more information.


Hollywood Casino

Mar 6

Hollywood Casino Toledo, OH trip, Mar 6 from 8am-7pm. Meet at Aurora City Hall parking lot 15 minutes before departure. $33 fee, $20 in slot play. Please contact Patty Harrington (330) 995-9148 to sign up! You must have a government-issued picture ID in order to receive the incentive.


Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Mar 6

The next meeting of the Garrettsville Area Chamber will be held on March 6th at 7:30 am at the Pasta House on Main Street.  Members are encouraged to attend —  guests welcome!


Kids Lego Club

Mar 6-27

The Children’s Department of the Burton Public Library will host an after school Lego Club for grades K – 6 every Wednesday afternoon in March.  The club will meet Mar 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.   The club is limited to 25 participants.  Please call the library to sign up:  440-834-4466.


March Chamber Luncheon

Mar 7

The Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend their March Chamber Luncheon, held on Mar 7 from 11:30am-1:00pm at The English Pub & Bistro. Cost is $11. Please RSVP by Feb 28 (330) 296-3886


Monthly Meeting

Mar 7

The next monthly meeting of the Warren Republican Women’s Club will be held Mar 7, at Cafe 422 at 11:30 am.  Cost is $12.  Guests always welcome with advance reservation.  John King, portraying Abraham Lincoln, will be the guest speaker.  Call Cary Ann at 330-856-5228 for details and/or reservations.


Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Mar 7 

The Ravenna Area Chamber will host the Chamber March Luncheon at The English Pub 320 E Main Street Suite 108, Ravenna on March 7, starting at 11:30am.  Cost of the meal will be $11.00 per person.  Debbie Petrone with Schlabig CPA is the featured speaker. Call Executive Director, Jack Ferguson, at 330-296-3886 for more details.


An Evening of Wine & Chocolates

Mar 8

Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County presents “An Evening of Wine and Chocolate” on Mar 8 from 4-9 pm. The event will be held at Tiffany’s Banquet Center, 601 Bedford Rd SE, Brookfield, OH. Tickets in advance are $35 per person, $60 per couple, or at the door $40 per person, $65 per couple. For reservations call Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County.


Self-Defense Class

Mar 9 

A Self-Defense class will be held  Mar 9 at 10 am at the Burton Public Library. Taught by the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department, this session features a classroom lesson followed by a hands-on practical workshop. For women ages 15 and up, the class is limited to 20 participants.  Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466.


Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

Mar 9

Portage Faith UMC, 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, invites you to a delicious corned beef & cabbage on Mar 9 from 4:30-7 pm. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children 3-12 and free for children under 3. Dinner also includes dessert and beverage. Carry outs available.


Pancakes at Hambden Grange

Mar 10

Hambden Grange#2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, sausage, bacon, juice, cocoa and coffee, March 10 from 8am-1pm. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. Cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.


Scottish American Society Gathering

Mar 10

The Scottish American Society will be gathering on Mar 10 from 3-5 pm at the meeting room level of the Main Library, Akron-Summit County Public Library system, 60 S. High Street, in Akron. Free parking is immediately adjacent to the building in the parking garage. Any and all are invited to attend. You do not have to be Scottish, but must have an interest in our Scottish culture. For more information call: Jim or Margaret Frost at: 330.882.0342, or Gene or Betty Marcus at: 330.499.1681. For more information on the Society and its activities, you may refer to our website at: www.scottishamericansociety.org.


All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Mar 10

Knight Of Columbus Council #3350 will be holding an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Mar 10, from 12:00pm-3:00pm. The dinner will be held at Saints Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner includes spaghetti & meatballs, salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and dessert (Carry out available) Adults:$7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: FREE(5& under).


3 on 3 Tournaments

Mar 11

3 on 3 Tournament Notice: Huskies March Madness, Held by the Cardinal Athletic Boosters will be Mar 16. Sign-up deadline Monday March 11th. Event will start at 5pm, at Cardinal Middle School. Download sign-ups and rules at www.Cardinalschools.org. Costs: $5.00 each player…..3-4 player teams

Senior Bingo

Mar 11

Senior Bingo will be starting again on Mar 11 at the Newton Falls Community Center from 5-7pm. Free to all seniors. We have 50/50 and raffle prizes. Come join us and have some fun


St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Mar 11-15

Join us in celebrating the Irish in us all at the Windham Library, as we make a variety of St Patty’s crafts Mar 11-15.  Crafts are open to all ages during the library’s hours of operation.  For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive.


NF Kindergarten & New Student Registration

 Mar 11-15

Registration for children entering the Newton Falls School System for the 2013-2014 school year (including K students and transfer students) will be held: March 11-15 from 8:30-11:30 am & 12:30-2:30 pm each day. You do NOT need an appointment, but please only come during these times.  It is not necessary to bring your child at this time. You should bring the following items with you when registering: Your child’s legal birth certificate, Immunization records, Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill, etc), Child’s Social Security Number, Custody papers (if applicable)


Do We Know Dewey?

Mar 12 

Do We Know Dewey? Program will be Mar 12 at 4 pm at the Burton Public Library. The Dewey Decimal System is used by 95% of public and school libraries and is the key to finding the information that you need worldwide.  Designed for ages 10 – 100, this program will serve as an introduction or a refresher course to the Dewey Decimal System.  This will be a fun, hands-on approach with prizes!  Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466.


Board of Trustees’ Meeting

March 14

The Portage County District Library Board of Trustees’ regular meeting on March 14, at 5:30 pm at the Windham Branch, 9005 Wilverne Drive, Windham, OH, will allow for the discussion of rehiring the Fiscal Officer upon her retirement with a benefit under the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.


Windham Athletic Boosters Casino  Bus Trip

March 16

Join the Windham Athletic Boosters as they head to Presque Isle in Erie, PA. All proceeds benefit the building of the baseball / softball field. Trip is March 16th. Bus leaves from Windham High School at 4 pm and returns by 1 am. Cost is $40 per ticket. Each person receives $35 free game play, 50/50 and door prizes.  MUST HAVE DRIVERS LISCENSE TO RECEIVE FREE GAME PLAY.  Please contact Dawn Kilgore at  216-406-0019; Denise Dean at 330-717-1029 or Diana Knight at 330-571-3532


Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off

March 16

The annual Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off and Chinese Auction will be held on March 16 from 11:30 to 2:30 in the Huntsburg Gym, located at the intersection of Rt. 322 and Rt. 528 in Huntsburg.Contact Jacquie at 636-5510 to enter or come and vote for the People’s Choice.  Live band, cake walk, games, guest vendors, 50/50 raffle, afghan raffle.  Call 636-5517 for more information.


Driver Safety Course

Mar 16

The Light in Kent is sponsoring the AARP/Toyota Driver Safety Course, Mar 16 from 1-3pm. The 4 hour course will be held at 156 N. Water St. in Kent. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members, and is offered to drivers of all ages. Call (330) 818-6913 to register or for more information.


Getting Started With Backyard Chickens

Mar 16

Spring is just around the corner, and that means fluffy chicks will soon be arriving in local feed stores.  The Garrettsville Library is pleased to announce a program for prospective chicken owners.  “Getting Started with Backyard Chickens” will be presented on Mar 16 at 11:00 am.  Participants will learn the basics of backyard flock keeping, from setting up the brooder box to maintenance of a mature egg-laying flock.  A take home packet will be provided.  This program is geared towards the egg-laying flock; meat production will not be covered.  Registration is limited, so call early to register for this fun and informative gathering.  Ages 16 and up may attend. The Garrettsville Library is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville Ohio. Call the library at 330-527-4378, or visit online atwww.portagelibrary.org.


All You Can Eat Pancakes

Mar 16 & 23

Abundant Life Church of God will be serving a Pancake Breakfast on Mar 16 & 23 from 7-12pm.  Held at 14662 Old State Rd, Middlefield (Rt. 608) just North of Middlefield Village. All you can eat buttermilk pancakes, regular or with blueberries or bananas. Breakfast includes sausage, real Geauga County maple syrup and beverages.  Suggested price is $7.00 and you can add eggs on the side for only $1.00 more. This event is a fundraiser for the summer outreach events for the youth group at the church.  Take out will be available. For further information, please call Sharon 440-693-4000 or Beth 440-668-7573 or visit us on the web at www.middlefieldchurch.com.


Roast Beef Dinner

Mar 17

District 2 Association of Chapters Order of the Eastern Star invites you to join; Lou Ann Kilgore’s Famous Roast Beef Dinner will be Mar 17 from 12:30-4:30 pm at Mantua Masonic Center, 10801 John Edward Dr. Donation $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 children 5-12, and under 5 free. Carry outs available. For tickets contact Marilee Louk (330) 527-4090 or (330) 647-3762.

BioBuddies: Eggs Alive!

March 18, 25 & April 1

BioBuddies is a discovery-based program for preschool age children (3-5 years old) to experience the wonders of the natural world around them. The theme this spring is Eggs Alive! Children will explore chickens, eggs and the observation of the life  inside as they incubate eggs and hatch chicks. All sessions meet from 1:00-2:30pm at Hiram College. An adult must attend with participating child. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu (fee: $20 per child).


St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild Bake Kolache

Mar 19 & 20

St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade Kolache for the Easter holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10.00 each. The Ladies offer the following fillings: Apricot, Nut and Poppy Seed. To order your taste of Europe, contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951. Pick up times and days will be Mar 19 from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. and Mar 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brighten your Easter holiday with the flavors and traditions of this tasty pastry native to Czechoslovakia and Poland. If you would like more information about this event, please contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951 or Joanne at 330-872-5742.


Oink & Squeal Party

Mar 23

Oink & Squeal Party raffle and Chinese Auction will be Mar 23 at Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. Doors open at 5pm. Raffle will be at 7pm. Presented the Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459. Admission: nonperishable food item, bath items ot cash donations.  For more info or tickets see and Auxiliary member.


Spring Ahead Bazaar

Apr 13

Claridon Girl Scout troop 1324 is looking for crafters and vendors for its 3rd Annual Spring Ahead Bazaar to be held on April 13 from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd.. Tables are $20.00 each. For more information and or reservations, please call Dolly at 440-635-1173.


Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.