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Chester Twp. Resident Wins Awards at Daylily Show By Josh Echt A walk through Ethel Wilcox’s Chester Township daylily garden reveals interesting names of her favorite multi-colored flowers. Stop Your Sobbing. John Coltrane. Wedding Band. Rocket City, presumably named for the flowers’ bright orange hues. But the name of her recent fame is that of three awards Wilcox won at a local daylily show at the Cleveland Botanical Garden July 21. The Northeast Ohio Daylily Society holds the annual show. At that show, Wilcox won the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) Section Rosette for the Most Outstanding Registered Small Daylily Flower award. That flower, “Dragons Eye,” is located in an Oriental-themed section of her garden on Parker Drive. It received both a blue and a purple ribbon. She also won the society’s Sweepstakes Rosette, awarded to the exhibitor winning the most blue ribbons at the show. Finally, she won the People’s Choice Award. Visitors to the
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Chester Township resident Ethel Wilcox recently won three awards at the annual Daylily Show at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.
show were asked to vote, via ballot, on the daylily they cherished the most. Wilcox’s “Something Else” won her that award. “The judges for this show were from out of the area,” she said, adding they were all AHS members. “These daylilies are judged based on color, form, texture, substance and other categories,” Wilcox said.
Wilcox and her husband, Bob, moved to Chester Township in 1964, from out of state. At the time, their property was all wooded before they built a house. She taught business and Spanish in various local school districts, including then-Northview Elementary – now Robert C. Lindsey Elementary – in the township.
In her free time, she and her husband worked to create and cultivate their daylily gardens. Most recently, the pair would exhibit daylilies at the Kingwood Center in Mansfield during the Ohio Daylily Society Shows. The Kingwood Center, founded in 1952, is a cultural and educational center with an emphasis on ornamental horticulture and gardening. It opened as a public
garden in 1953, according to the center’s website. Today, her garden currently is an official AHS Display Garden. Each daylily is marked with both its registered name and its hybridizer. Hybridizers are those who breed daylilies, according to the daylilies.org encyclopedia website.
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Russell Trustees Ask WRLC to Russell Twp. Officials Allow Equine Patrol of Preserve Give Funding Outlook By Ann Wishart
By Ann Wishart
Unable to find a better solution, Russell Township Trustees voted last Monday to propose — via letter to the Western Reserve Land Conservancy — an equine courtesy patrol to spot trespassers in the township’s Upper Chagrin Preserve. The 151-acre woodland was given to the township by Lucia Nash in 1999, said Township Trustee Jim Dickinson. A previous board of trustees placed the parcel in a conservation easement with severe restrictions as to how the property can be used, he said at a July 3 meeting. However, there have been reports of people trespassing on the acreage, including setting up deer stands for hunting, driving ATVs along trails and through waterways and cutting firewood, Dickinson said last Monday. Not only does the township not have enough police officers to patrol the preserve, they don’t have easy access to the trails for that purpose, he said.
About 35 Russell Township residents were very quiet last Wednesday when Fiscal Officer Chuck Walder explained the township’s problems and what officials propose to solve them. “Significant outside factors have changed Russell Township’s funding,” he said. “Without your support, our solutions will not work.” Unless there are changes in the township’s organization and the passage of three levies in November, the township could be in the red by 2015, the fiscal officer explained “We will consume the bulk of our carryover balance in the general and police funds by December 2014. By January 2015, there would not be enough carryover cash for the first quarter of 2015 expenses,” Walder said. He displayed a number of charts and figures showing the general fund will be depleted by the end of 2014 due mainly to the state’s elimination of the estate tax and Gov. John Kasich’s
At the July 3 meeting, four members of the Ohio Horsemen’s Council Geauga chapter proposed the idea of an equine patrol to serve as “eyes and ears” on the preserve. Members would combine old-fashioned horse riding with cell phone cameras to spot and take pictures of any trespassers in the preserve, they said. Last Monday, Dickinson said he had drafted a letter to John Leech, chairman of the WRLC board of trustees, and he asked trustees Justin Madden and Jim Mueller to approve sending it. “It’s a good idea to have someone in there,” Mueller said,
“We need to police the area. This is the best solution I can see.” – Justin Madden emphasizing the patrol is not to interfere with any illegal activities in the preserve. “They are not to be telling people what to do,” he said, adding they’re just getting pictures and leaving, then giving
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budget, which decimates the intergovernmental funds. They have shrunk from more than $100,000 in 2008 to about $15,000 in 2013, according to Walder’s chart, which showed revenue from these funds has averaged $622,000 per year. This year, the figure is just over $21,000. “We call this the Mueller chart,” Walder said, crediting the township trustee. “Jim made copies and said, ‘This is what you need to think about.’” Overall, the township will be receiving about $583,000 less in 2014 than they did in 2008. “The general fund would run a deficit of $583,000 per year,” Walder said. “That converts to 2.31 mills in today’s market.” Trustees took a holistic look at the township’s finances, not excluding the 3 mills of “inside” millage the township receives that the state levies without the vote of the people. The income from those 3 mills goes to the township to
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Her daylilies are grown in island beds that contain other lawn trees and perennials. â€œThat way, when the daylilies arenâ€™t blooming, other plants fill the garden in. Thatâ€™s why daylilies are known as daylilies. They only last a day,â€? Wilcox said. The yard has also logged several Lovinâ€™ Care Yard Awards from the Perennial Garden Club of Chesterland. Some awards are featured on plaques mounted next to her front door, while others are inside the house. She said sheâ€™s still a member of the AHS, the Northeast Ohio Daylily Society and the Ohio Daylily Society today. â€œI just enjoy this as a hobby,â€? she added.
the information to the police for enforcement purposes. Besides using the cell phones to take pictures or video and record verbal details, phones can also be used to pinpoint the activity through the global positioning system. â€œWe need to police the area. This is the best solution I can see,â€? said Madden, who had voiced concerns about safety and liability at the earlier meeting. Having ridden horses for a few years, he said he knows horses can be unreliable and may not react well if faced with an ATV roaring at them from the brush. However, he said last Monday, if the OHC patrol signs waivers relieving the township of liability, he will be satisfied. Dickinson, who rides with the Chagrin Valley Hunt, said there is a state law that any adult riding a horse is responsible for his or her own welfare, which relieves property owners of liability.
Funding from page 1 operate their business, Walder said. Historically, the township has allotted 2.1 mills of the inside millage to the road department, which also receives revenue from levies, the chart shows. The police department has been subsidized by the general fund, as have maintenance, zoning and the cemeteries, while the fire department depends on voted levy revenue and monies that come in from their emergency medical services. In case of a catastrophe, the general fund with the estate tax boost, served as the bank, Walder said. â€œThe carryovers are just plummeting,â€? he said, adding the township needs $1 million or more to stay out of the red and moving the problem from department to department is not an option. â€œEach department must move towards fiscal self-sufficiency. The general fund bank has closed,â€? he said. Walder and trustees are undertaking six initiatives to change the townshipsâ€™ fiscal landscape: â€˘ Merge the maintenance and road departments; â€˘ Pursue intelligent regionalization opportunities; â€˘ Consider selling or repurposing township-owned properties; â€˘ Enact procedural checks and opportunities; â€˘ Move toward departments standing on their own, fiscally, and; â€˘ Reduce operational costs such as gas, electric, phones, cleaning, etc. With that in mind, they have cut 12 phone lines, eliminated cleaning services and reduced trash pickup. Elected officials voluntarily reduced their pay by 10 percent and will pay for their own meals at the Geauga
Township Association quarterly meetings. They have suspended employee pay raises except those under contract and increased the amount employees pay for health insurance from 10 percent to 15 percent. Officials are also looking at longevity pay whereby employees get automatic raises at given periods in their employment. The road department has been receiving 2.1 mills of the 3 inside mills, so the officials are reallocating that $277,310 to the general fund and placing a replacement road and bridge levy of 1.1 mills on the November ballot, Walder said. â€œThis road and bridge levy is not additional revenue for the road department, it is merely replacing funds (that are going) to the general fund,â€? he told the audience. Trustees have also agreed to place a 0.25-mill cemetery levy on the ballot, which, if passed, will cover most of the cemetery operating expenses, Walder said. The five-year levy will generate about $60,000 per year and the cemeteries take about $88,000 per year. â€œIt takes a big chunk out of that $88,000. We anticipate making up the balance with increased fees and cost reductions,â€? Walder said. A 1975 police levy will be replaced with a 1.5-mill continuing levy to provide Russell police with enough revenue to be selfsustaining, he said. The eight-officer police department is dependent on the general fund for about $160,000, Walder said, adding if passed, the levy would make it possible to replace the full-time and parttime officers who have taken jobs elsewhere.
Residents who own property abutting the preserve would be informed of the patrolâ€™s activation and asked to contact a rider if they see illegal activity, OHC members said. The only dissenting voice last Monday belonged to trusteesâ€™ secretary Melissa Palmer. She objected to allowing horses on the trails, but not walkers. â€œAnybody else is (guilty of) criminal trespass,â€? she said. Madden asked why there are trails through the preserve if hikers donâ€™t have access to them. Since the acreage is in the conservancy, the only pedestrians allowed in the preserve may be there for educational purpoes only, Dickinson said. The townshipâ€™s role is clear. â€œWeâ€™re there to protect the natural order,â€? he said. Mueller asked if the trustees could resolve to allow pedestrians in the preserve and Dickinson said it would be up to the WRLC. â€œIâ€™d like to look into the language of the easement,â€? Madden said. The fire department does not require funds from the general fund, but with the advent of the Affordable Healthcare for America Act, that could change, he said. However, the fire department is not part of the reorganization plan, yet, Walder said. The road and bridge continuing 1.1-mill levy would cost a homeowner $37.90 annually per $100,000 property valuation. The five-year, 0.25-mill cemetery levy would cost the same homeowner $8.61 per year and the 1.5-mill continuing replacement levy for the police department would cost a homeowner about $38.48 per year, Walder said.
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July 31: Concert in the Park 7-9 p.m. Held at Chester Township Park gazebo. Dan Zola Orchestra will be performing. This orchestra is a 19-piece big band steeped in the tradition of famous swing and dance bands. Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Benny Goodman are samplings of the many authentic sounds featured. Featured vocalist Dianne Palmer recreates vocals of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day and Doris Day. This orchestra has the arrangements to bring back the nostalgia of the big band era. Visit the West Geauga Kiwanis Club website at www.wg kiwanis.org for the concert schedule. In case of rain, concert will be held at Mayfield Church, 7747 Mayfield Road, Chester Township. Sponsored by the West Geauga Kiwanis Club in conjunction with the Chester Township Park Commission.
August 3: Chesterland Lions Annual Golf Outing The Chesterland Lions will be holding the annual golf outing at Pleasant Hills Golf Club, 13461 Aquilla Road, Chardon. Check-in time for the fourman scramble at 10:30 a.m. Noon shotgun start. Hot lunch served at 11 a.m. with steak dinner to follow the round of golf. All golfers guaranteed a prize. $100 per golfer includes golf, lunch, dinner and door prizes. Tee and Green sponsorships available for $100 each or both for $175. Email Wayne Zahler, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information or contact any Chesterland Lions Club member.
Aug. 3: Munson Township’s Annual Community Day Picnic 3-8 p.m. Mark calendars for Munson Township’s annual Community Day Picnic at the Munson Township Park, 12641 Bass Lake Road. A fun day is planned for the entire family with a picnic lunch, music, Euclid Beach Rocket Car rides, Magic of Michael Mage from Rick Smith Jr. Enterprises, raffles, games and activities. Rain or shine.
Aug. 3: Chicken BBQ Dinner 5-7 p.m. Newbury American Legion Post 663 is hosting its annual chicken BBQ dinner at the post located at 110 08 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township. Call 440-834-9539 or 440834-1159 for more information.
Aug. 4: Historical Village Open House 1-4 p.m. The Chesterland Historical Village, located on the corner of Caves and Mayfield roads, will hold the monthly open house where docents are available
while wandering the village greens and touring the vintage buildings. The C&E Interurban Museum will be open. Old time games are offered for children. The Classic Car Club of America will be displaying 40 antique cars from 11 a.m. to noon. Call Judith, 440-729-7768, for more information.
Aug. 7: CCOC Networking Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join for an informative Chesterland Chamber of Commerce networking lunch at Our Town Café, 12650 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. This lunch event is a good opportunity to network with fellow Chamber members and friends and also learn new ways to help business grow. Topic for this luncheon is “Email Marketing” presented by Constant Contact. Attendees will have choice of a cup of soup and sandwich, a Cobb salad, or a burger with fries. Beverage included. Cost to Chamber members is $10 and $15.00 to all other attendees. There will also be a drawing for a door prize, and a chance to promote businesses at an upcoming Chamber event. Call the Chamber, 440-7297297 or email email@example.com before Aug. 5 for reservations or for more information.
Aug. 7: Concert in the Park 7-9 p.m. Held at Chester Township Park gazebo. Don Wojtila Band will be performing. The group of professional musicians play a wide variety of musical selections and are well known in the Cleveland ethnic community for polka music. Chester Township resident Christina Hibbs, vocalist, has won numerous awards. Individually and as a group, the band has performed throughout the country and have made multiple recordings. Visit the West Geauga Kiwanis Club website at www.wg kiwanis.org for the concert schedule. In case of rain, concert will be held at Mayfield Church, 7747 Mayfield Road, Chester Township. Sponsored by the West Geauga Kiwanis Club in conjunction with the Chester Township Park Commission.
Aug. 17: Flea Market on the Village Greens 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Chesterland Historical Village Flea Market will feature over 100 vendors, antique dealers, artists and collectors of specialized treasures plus the Western Reserve Day Lily Society. Food, music and free parking. $2 admission for adults only, which supports programs at the village throughout the year. Rain or shine.
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10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Support Boy Scout Troop 195 by going to Chesterland Dairy Queen, 8423 Mayfield Road, Chester Township. Mention “Boy Scouts” and Dairy Queen will donate 20 percent of all proceeds to the Boy Scouts. Contact Dan Fyfe, 440-7280840, for more information about joining Troop 195. Private, homeschooled and unschooled boys ages 11-18 are welcome.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring an appetite to St. Anselm’s Kelly Hall, 130 13 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township, for the third annual pancake and waffle breakfast. Breakfast and toppings bar provided by Danny Boys Restaurant. $7 for adults, $5 for children or $30 for family. Sponsored by St. Anselm Living Faith Community, who supports the St. Kizito Foundation in educating youth of northern Uganda. The organization is funding a library of textbooks for the
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Oct. 6: Eliminate 5/10K Run and Fun Walk All are welcome to particiate in the 3rd annual Kiwanis Club of West Geauga Eliminate Project 5/10K Run and Fun Walk. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., race begins at 9:30 a.m. Event begins at Eddy Fruit Farm, 12079 Caves Road, Chester Township. Awards for top two in 11 age groups, male and female. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, gifts and drawings after race. Call 440-221-0 112 or visit www.wgkiwanis.org.
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meetings Listed are public meetings and executive sessions in the county for the coming week, unless otherwise noted. These meeting notices are NOT legal notices. Chester Township: Aug. 7, 7 p.m., Zoning Commission; Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Board of Trustees. All meetings are held at the Township Hall, 12701 Chillicothe Road, unless otherwise noted. Munson Township: Aug. 5, 7 p.m., Zoning Commission. All meetings are held at Township Hall, 12210 Auburn Road unless otherwise noted. Russell Township: Aug. 5, 7 p.m., Board of Zoning Appeals; Aug. 7, 4:30 p.m., Board of Trustees. All meetings are held at FireRescue Station, 14810 Chillicothe Road, unless otherwise noted.
On July 20, The Metzenbaum Center Special Olympics attended the Lake County Captains baseball game. It is the 12th year the Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities has organized this event. Over 130 individuals and families attended. Jen Gerber was selected to sing the National Anthem before the game. Long after Jen was done singing and back in her seat, she kept receiving compliments. People all evening long were congratulating her and com-
menting on what a great job she did. Jen went to open auditions in February at Great Lakes Mall. She was picked to sing and the Captains chose the Special Olympics game for her to perform at. The Metzenbaum Center was also given the honor of throwing out the first pitch. Nine-year-old Wayne Randall, Jr, representing the Special Olympics, threw the pitch. Wayne’s father died suddenly earlier this year, so this was something positive for him to focus on. He got to keep the ball and a Captains player handed it to him personally.
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the intersection of County Line and Sherman roads. Vehicle one failed to yield at stop sign, striking the second vehicle which then pushed first vehicle into a third vehicle. First and second vehicles needed to be towed from scene and driver of first vehicle was cited for right of way at an intersection.
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Officers and EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of County Line and Sherman roads. Vehicle had failed to yield at stop sign and struck a second vehicle, which ended up in ditch. Driver of second vehicle was transported to Hillcrest and both vehicles were towed from scene. First vehicle driver was issued citation for Failure to Yield at a stop sign. Officers responded to a three-car damage accident at
CURFEW VIOLATION Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Chillicothe Road that failed to use a turn signal. Upon speaking with driver, it was noted that passenger was under the age of 18 and violating curfew. Officers transported the passenger to residence and made contact with parents and advised them the juvenile would be charged for violation.
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for the Young of Heart St. Anselmâ€™s Young of Heart will have the annual potluck picnic on Aug. 2 at Sunnybrook Preserve, 12474 Heath Road, Chester Township. Bring favorite dish to pass. Table settings and beverages provided. Bring lawn chairs and play various games after lunch. On Sept. 27, the group will go to the Amish Country Theater in Walnut Creek, visit
the Warther Museum with its amazing hand carved trains and Coblentz Chocolates as well as have lunch at Der Dutchman Restaurant. Cost is $80 per member or $83 for nonmembers. Call Jeri, 440-729-2239, for reservations or more details.
dence in reference to multiple scam phone calls they were receiving. Officers advised resident any time they receive a call in reference to winning money and they had not entered any contest, it is a scam. Officers were able to speak with caller and advised them to stop calling and that resident was not interested.
THEFT Officers responded to Drug Mart in reference to a shop lifter being detained in store. Officers spoke with individual and issued summons with a court date for theft.
SPEEDING VIOLATIONS Officers conducted a traffic stop on Mayfield Road for a vehicle going 42mph in a 25mph zone. Officers issued a citation for speed and expired plates. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Chillicothe Road and Seminary Lane for a vehicle going 43mph in a 25mph zone. Officers issued a citation to driver. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 7500 block of Mulberry Road for a vehicle going 61mph in a 45mph zone. Driver was issued a citation for speed.
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WGRC Fall Soccer Registration It’s time to register for West Geauga Recreation Council’s fall soccer program. This program is open to all boys and girls from preschool through eighth grade, whether they’ve played soccer before or not. WGRC soccer provides a fun and competitive way to learn soccer through play with classmates and local communities. No try outs; all are welcome. Registration available through July 31 for the either the fall session only or for the whole year.
Teams are created based on grade level. Grades preschool through fourth will be coed while grades fifth through eighth will be allboy and all-girl teams, but may become coed depending on enrollment. For children age 6 and above, the cost for fall program only is $90. Registration for whole year $150. A team T-shirt or jersey is included in the price. WGRC also offers a Learn to Play program for kids age 5 and under. This six-week program introduces children to the game and teaches the basic concepts without competitive pressure. Cost is $60 and includes a T-shirt. Payment due at the time of registration. Visit www.wgrc.org or wgrc soccer@gmail to register or for more information.
Referees Needed WGRC is looking for referees for its fall soccer leagues and tournament. Training classes made available, as all referees must hold a
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Grade Nine referee certification. The WGRC is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides a fun, safe and fair place for children to learn sports and participate in recreational activities. Programs are open to everyone, but families who volunteer time enjoy many benefits including discounted fees, campouts and the free use of a heated inground swimming pool. Meetings are held monthly. Call Eric Kercher, 440-7819916, or email firstname.lastname@example.org before July 31 if interested or for more information.
West Geauga Travel Baseball Tryouts Aug. 1-2, 6-7:30 p.m. Open try-outs for next season’s 2014 13U travel baseball team will be held at the West Geauga JV baseball field, behind West Geauga Middle School. Potential players should be entering seventh grade this fall. Bring helmet, bat, gloves, cleats and water. Call Dave Jacobson, 440263-9780, or Pat Meyer, 216-3374295, for more information. Most of the books were published within the last 10 years and are in very good condition; most are priced from $2 to $5.
Book Discussion Aug. 7, 7 p.m. “The Postmistress,” by Sarah Blake.
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Gates Mills Library is at 1491 Chagrin River Road. For more information on these programs or to register, call 440423-4808 or register in person.
The Geauga West Library is at 13455 Chillicothe Road. For more information on these programs or to register, call 440729-4250 or register in person.
Youth Summer Reading Club
July 31-Aug. 3 An extensive collection featuring all genres available. The library has received a donation of nearly 100 fiction and nonfiction books about the Civil War.
All students should continue to read and keep track of summer reading hours until Aug. 10, when all summer reading logs are due. Don't forget about individual school summer reading assignments.
Aug. 3, 1-2 p.m. Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade and vintage items. Lori Paximadis from Cleveland Homemade will explain what is needed to set up an Etsy shop, how to start making sales, where to go when help is needed and the four keys to Etsy success. Registration is required.
Aug. 7–16 Enjoy a stellar display of work from local artists in the Eykyn Room. Program designed for adults.
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Girl Power Camp Aug. 5-9, 1-4 p.m. This program for girls ages 12–14 is unique because it provides girls with the opportunity to connect with an adult mentor, develop financial skills, connect with other peers, explore colleges, increase self-esteem and learn about risky behaviors during the summer. Registration required for this free five-day camp.
Kindergarten ReadinessCounting Aug. 6, 6-7 p.m. Help preschoolers make transition into first year of school by practicing early math and fine motor skills. Explore numbers together and learn while playing at hands-on activity stations. Registration required.
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G E AU G A PA R K DISTRICT All programs are wheelchair/stroller accessible unless otherwise noted. For more information on these programs or to register, call the Geauga Park District at 440286-9516 or visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
Shutterbugs Camera Club Aug. 1, 7-9 p.m. Sunnybrook Preserve Pack a picnic basket with table service, a beverage of choice, a passing dish and join for the annual picnic. Bring a fireworks photo for critique. See website for potluck info.
Summer Campfire & Night Hike Aug. 2, 8:30-10 p.m. Headwaters Park Gather around a blazing outdoor campfire for a story or two, then journey into the darkness to experience the magical world of nature at night.
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The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show Aug. 4, 2-3 p.m. Open House, 1-4 p.m. Observatory Park Join during building open house for a preview of what to look for in the sky this month.
Adventure Day Camp FREE ESTIMATES • Senior Discounts Available
Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve Explore the great outdoors
details sent when registration is complete. Camp waiver required for each participant. Participants bring lunch, water and raingear in a backpack for each day’s activities. $150 fee includes equipment and museum admission. Program designed for ages 13-15. Registration required.
hiking, fishing, canoeing, biking, geocaching and more. Participants begin and end each day at Walter C. Best Preserve. Transportation provided to locations of various activities. Schedules, waivers and other details sent when registration is complete. Camp waiver required for each participant. Participants bring lunch, water and raincoat in a backpack for each day’s activities. $150 fee includes equipment. Program designed for ages 10-12. Not wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required.
EZ Go Cart Tours Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to noon Swine Creek Reservation Those with limited mobility are invited to join for a trail ride on Geauga Park District’s new EZ Go Cart. Each interpretive tour will last 30 minutes. Call 440-279-0880 to reserve a seat.
Space Day Camp August 5-9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Observatory Park Get a handle on desert island navigation, experiment with model rocketry, hunt for meteorites, learn how to set up own planetarium and take a field trip to the Great Lakes Science Center to investigate the technology of space travel and take in an Omnimax movie. Participants begin and end each day at Observatory Park. Transportation provided to locations of various activities and field trips. Schedules, waivers and other
Geauga Walkers Aug. 6, 1-2:30 p.m. Chickagami Park Join other active seniors on weekly hikes in Geauga County and the surrounding area. Hikes are typically 1 to 1 1/2 miles long and held year-round, but canceled if the temperature is 20 degrees or lower. A naturalist leads hikes scheduled in Geauga Park District parks. Call Geauga Senior Center for full schedule, 440-279-2137.
transfers Following is a list of real estate transfers for Chester, Munson and Russell townships for the week ending July 19, provided as a public service by the Geauga County Auditor’s Office. Transfers may involve sale of land only.
CHESTER TOWNSHIP Richard L. and Cheryl McClellan, 11425 Peach Tree Drive, to Richard D. and Heather D. McClellan, $310,000. (4.44 acres) Federal National Mortgage Association, 13420 Cedar Acres Drive, to Kyle A. Raber and Jennifer L. Peters, $105,0 0 0. (1.21 acres) Alfred J. and Catherine A. Fuldauer, 90 19 Wilson Mills Road, to Steven B. and Rachelle Martin, $220,000. (1.55 acres) William A. and Jonnie F. Young, 11341 Willow Hill Drive, to Jennifer and Greg Antoon, $223,500. (1.53 acres)
Mary I. Carter (trustee), 11310 Pine Acres Lane, to Carla and Todd Solomon, $313,000. (4.81 acres)
MUNSON TOWNSHIP Timothy E. and Barbara M. Leahy, 10310 Chartley Court, to Jason H. and Rachel R. Bowden, $587,000. (5.08 acres) Mark A. Tetrick, 10723 Thwing Road, to Jason E. and April B. Matthews, $162,0 0 0. (0.35 acres) Steven B. and Rachelle Martin, 11405 Parkside Road, to Christopher R. and Dawn M. Ulrich, $286,000. (1.54 acres) Kyle A. and Jacqueline M. Woodie, 13358 Rockhaven Road, to Carolyn H. McCall, $233,500. (2.46 acres)
RUSSELL TOWNSHIP Michael J. and Martha P. Beffel, 13705 Braeburn Lane, to Glenn and Lisa Hoehnen, $439,000. (3.00 acres)
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CLASSIFIED ADS EXERCISE CLASSES Free Jazzercise classes in exchange for babysitting, one morning a week at our fitness center. For details call 440-729-3476 or 440-729-2706.
Kirtland on Route 6. Space for lease. Great central area for commercial and industrial business. Come to see soon. Call 440-283-9191. Party Tent Rental - 20’ x 40’, delivery, set-up, tear down included, $220. Proceeds used community projects, for scholarships. Chesterland Rotary Club. Call Fred Nevar 440-729-2717. Wedding/party - Music Sound System for rent. Perfect for weddings/parties. Yamaha professional sound system with wireless microphone included. $175, delivery and set-up included. Chesterland Rotary Club. Jim Bohinc, 440729-2717. Chesterland commercial space. Great location next to the town hall. For any type of business or office. 440-283-9191.
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Chesterland commercial kitchen available. Perfect for catering or take out business. Call for details, 440-724-0835. Chesterland 400 sq. ft. office available at the space Geauga Market House. Great rates. Call for details. 440-7240835. Outside Storage Available. Trucks, Boats, etc. in Chesterland. 216-403-9500.
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Bargains! Food! Bake Sale! Wanted: Grandma’s costume jewelry, compacts, perfume, linens, knickknacks. Grandpa’s toys, trains, coins, bottles and fishing lures. Also buying misc. collections and estates. 440-338-5942. August 2-3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 8461 Lincoln Drive, Chesterland. Clothing, camping & sporting equipment, trumpet, ’84 wheel horse tractor, much misc. Priced to sell! Rummage Sale. Newbury United Community Church. Corner of S.R. 87 & Auburn Road, Newbury OH. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 & 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come shop for those bargains. Bake Sale! Chinese Auction! Lunch and beverages available. $2 bag sale Saturday starting at noon! Call Arlene at 564-5991 for more info. Munson Township Flea Market. Sat., Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Munson Township Park, 12641 Bass Lake Rd. (1/4 mi. S of Rt. 322). 440-286-9255. 2 family garage sale: 11867 Hervie Drive (off Wilson Mills between 306 and Heath
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FOR SALE 2 manual exercise machines: bike and cardio machine. $25 each. 440-256-3086. Heat your entire home, water and more with an Outdoor Wood Furnace from Central Boiler. EZ Heat, 440-543-4504.
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Rescued kittens need forever home – litter box trained, feleuk negative, shots, spayed or neutered. Call Rebecca, 440-834-4828.
capacity, $600. Call 216-3752214.
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe- 4wd, many options plus sunroof, good condition, mileage 104,000. $7,400. 440-286-4432.
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Sears Treadmill: Pro-Form T35, 2 HP, 17”x48” belt, excellent condition, $125. 440-2568124, Kirtland.
This GREAT HOUSE has it all! Includes a fabulous in-law suite. CLOSE TO CHARDON IN CLARIDON TWP.
Early American sofa & loveseat, baby crib. Reasonably priced. 216-470-6613.
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For Sale: Ethan Allen Queen Bed. Very nice, $185. 440-7292932. For Sale: Barn Door brand Captain’s Bed w/ drawers and storage built in, dresser, desk and chair. Excellent condition, $300 for set. Call Kathy, 440-729-0229.
For sale or rent: Eastside Treasures. Located on Rte. 6 in Kirtland. Great opportunity for a new adventure! Great low price! Call 440-283-9191.
SERVICES Rocks, boulders and solid pine beams for sale. 440-7292176.
Consignments, repairs, sales. 440-221-2274. Mowing and lawn care - reasonable, dependable. 440-7299400. Plumbing: Professional, affordable, reliable. Water heaters, toilets, faucets, drain cleaning. 440-537-6045 or 440285-0800. Yard and storm damage clean-up, down tree removal and brush chipping. Call 440729-9400. Carpenter - 30 years experience. Kitchen, decks, finish work, doors, storm doors, small jobs also. 440-729-8157. Pressure washing and deck refinishing. Chesterland resident, references. 440-342-4552. Personal training: No excuses training. Lose personal weight! Banish fat! Boost your metabolism! Live longer! Transform your body! See results! Call today! 440-7290528.
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Dog laundry job available. 440-729-4007. Geauga Family YMCA, 12460 Bass Lake Road, Chardon: Part time housekeeping staff. Day shifts and evening shifts. Both include occasional weekends. Free adult membership. Apply in person.
Color copies, great price! The Chesterland News offers full service copying. Color or Black ink, any quantity on any paper. 8389 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-7297667.
Looking for the right individual to clean & care for dogs in a private kennel. Weekends only. 440-729-4007.
Graphics, design, typesetting: Beautiful work done at the Chesterland News. Logo designs, letterheads, brochures and business cards. 8389 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-729-7667.
MISC. Our Family had everything. Then death, home and job losses and health problems hit, and our life collapsed. Then we found Christ Presbyterian Church. They listened, prayed for us, and gave us support and help.
Flyers to distribute? Do it the easy way. Insert them into the Chesterland News for only $37.50 per thousand or 33/4c per piece. Call 440-7297667 for details. Please check your ad! We make every effort to avoid errors. We ask that you check your ad the FIRST day that it appears. Any errors should be called in to the Classified Dept. at 440-729-7667 by noon Friday. We cannot be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion if you do not call the error to our attention. Thank you.
PETS Long haired German Shepherd pups. Rare. Parents imported from Germany. $800. LonghairedGSD.com. 440-4881465.
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Resumes: Resumes can be typed for you at the Chesterland News, 8389 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-7297667. Scanning and fax service available at the Chesterland News, 8389 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-729-7667. Construction and backhoe Specializing in service: replacing old drain tiles and catch basins, reshape gravel driveways. Hauling of demolition materials. Call Mike, 440-729-7810. Offering special discounts for interior and exterior painting and staining this season. 14 years experience. Professional insured, call Dan at 440342-4552.
Buying/Top $ paid for: old toys, trains, comics, sports cards, sports memorabilia, advertising signs, miscellaneous antiques and collectibles. 440-585-2781.
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Novena to Sacred Heart- May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Repeat nine times a day for nine days for prayers to be answered. Publish. J&B Salvage Grocery & More. 16055 Burton-Windsor Rd., Middlefield. Hours are Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Tues. & Sun.
As a member of the Chester Township Fire Department from 1980-2006, I often witnessed the devotion and courage of the fire and medical personnel when they received a call for help. These firefighters and paramedics work part time for this community and often must go to a different full-time or part-time job the next day or may have just come home from one of those jobs to work here. Some voluntarily leave their homes to respond and assist when needed. At 2 a.m., it’s no different. A few weeks ago, I awoke to a horrendous popping and cracking sound and discovered a neighbor’s house engulfed in flames.
Luckily, the house had been abandoned for more than a year, but none the less, had to be searched by firefighters. I waited by the street for the first engine to arrive, which only took a few minutes. Once again, I witnessed that devotion and courage as they entered the building, searched and brought the fire under control under the command of Chief Wargelin, who also responded to the early morning fire. I would like to thank all of the firefighters, but especially lieutenants Nagy and Osborne, firefighters Mathews and Kerr, and EMT Sanders for once again displaying their dedication and efforts for our community.
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Driver education instructor. Flexible hours. Geauga County area Suburban driving school will train. $10 per hour to start. Joan 440-7294360.
Chester Township FD Appreciation
Help wanted - All positions. Part or full time. Stop in to apply at Aladdin’s eatery, 775 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village, 440-684-1168 or 8870 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, 440205-5966.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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