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Stow & Munroe Falls Community Guide • 2015

The City of Stow — 6 Stow Highlights — 6 Top Stories in Stow — 8 Stow City Council — 10 History of Stow — 11 Stow Historical Society — 11 Stow Census Information — 12 Stow Police and Fire — 14 The City of Munroe Falls — 15 Munroe Falls Highlights — 15 Munroe Falls City Council — 17 Top Stories in Munroe Falls — 18 Munroe Falls History — 19 Munroe Falls Historical Society — 19 Munroe Falls Police and Fire — 20 Munroe Falls Census Information — 21 Munroe Falls Mayor’s Court — 22 Stow Municipal Court — 22


Stow-Munroe Falls School Administration — 26 Six District Educational Compact — 27 Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools — 28-29 Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library — 30

Parks Highlights — 32 Local Parks — 32-33

Stow Symphony Orchestra — 34 Stow Players — 34 Area Arts Groups — 35


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The Stow Sentry reaches more than 32,000 readers per week! The Stow Sentry publishes engagement, wedding, anniversary, birth and death announcements, student and military news, letters to the editor and other news involving Stow and Munroe Falls groups or events. The deadline to submit items is 9 a.m. on the Wednesday before publication.

Students — The Stow Sentry receives and prints lists of students who receive academic recognition on the college dean’s list and president’s roll from local schools and universities. Parents and students are encouraged to contact their school to find out what the policy is for submitting such lists to the paper. Military — Branches usually notify the paper of local service personnel’s assignments, accomplishments, promotions and retire ments. During crisis situations, the Stow Sentry asks family members to contact the paper with information on soldiers’ locations and conditions. Deaths — Funeral homes generally provide details regarding death, services, memorials and survivors.


Engagements — Announcements must be received by the newspaper not less than two months prior to the wedding date. Good quality photos — black and white or color — of the couple will be accepted. Weddings — Announcements must be received by the newspaper not more than six months after the wedding ceremony. Wedding shots should be headand-shoulders poses (most wedding gowns lose detail when reproduced for publication). Anniversaries — Announcements will be accepted with photos for 25th wedding anniversaries and subsequent anniversaries in five-year intervals. Births — Announcements should include the baby’s name, date and place of birth, parents’ names and address and the grandparents’ names and addresses. Baby’s weight and length and names of siblings also may be included.


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Other Record Publishing Co. Newspapers: Aurora Advocate Cuyahoga Falls News-Press Hudson Hub-Times The Nordonia News Leader Streetsboro Gateway News Tallmadge Express Twinsburg Bulletin The Record-Courier

Marsha McKenna Senior Editor 330-541-9430

Jeff Saunders Reporter 330-541-9431

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Join Stow Sentry senior editor Marsha McKenna for Coffee with the Editor on the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, Stow.




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The city of Stow boasts a balance between residential development and commercial. Offering convenient access to major highways, Stow’s location allows multiple opportunities for both businesses and families.

The Stow Veterans’ Memorial, in Stow Cemetery on Kent Road. Granite memorials honor those who have died in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War and the War on Terror.

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Stow’s population of 34,837 represents a 8.4 percent increase since 2000 and makes it the third largest city in Summit County. Stow offers a wide range of housing choices, an excellent school system, and many recreational opportunities including more than 350 acres of parkland featuring a softball and baseball complex, soccer fields, more than 12 miles of hike and bike trails, an award-winning dog park, and a municipally owned golf course.

The doughboy, which stands outside of Stow City Hall, as a tribute to the veterans of World War I. Summer Sunset Blast, in Silver Springs Park on Labor Day weekend, includes fun family activities celebrating the end of summer. Pride in Stow Festival, which takes place over a week in late June and culminates on July 4, with a parade and other events.

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A planned mixed use development was changed to retail for the Stow-Kent shopping center when the plaza owners announced a Meijer store would be built.

A spring flood resulted in more than $1 million damage to roads and properties, including homes, businesses and Holy Family School and Church.

New chiefs for both the fire and police departments were sworn in and began their duties.

Leisure Time golf course and swim club closed after 55 years in the community. A housing development has been approved for the site on Darrow Road.

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These seven elected representatives to Stow’s residents and businesses serve four-year terms. There are four ward Councilmembers, plus three at-large seats. The City Council crafts legislation for Stow, which then needs final approval from the mayor. City Council and committee meetings

Stow City Council meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. Most Council committees meet the Monday prior to or the Thursday of the Council meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Bonnie Emahiser Matt Riehl Ward 1

Council Clerk, 330-689-2859

James Costello Ward 2

brian d’antonio At Large

Brian Lowdermilk Ward 3

John Pribonic At Large

bob adaska Ward 4

Mike Rasor At Large


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Stow Township, now the city of Stow, was a small part of the State of Connecticut’s Western Reserve. Stow Township was first a part of Trumbull, then of Portage, and finally of Summit County. Joshua Stow of Middletown, CT., for whom Stow was named for, was a member of the Connecticut Land Company. He came often to his township and spent a good deal of his money in developing it, but never lived here. His agent on the land was William Wetmore. By the end of the 1800s, Stow’s population was about 900 people. The city of Stow formed its charter in 1958. Information taken from the City of Stow website.

One of the longest-running organizations in Stow, the Stow Historical Society was founded by a group of people interested in preserving the history and artifacts of Stow Township. It continues to preserve the history of Stow through its historic home tours and collection of significant local artifacts. Members enjoy educational programs at seven member meetings a year. An annual picnic is scheduled in August and an installation of officers luncheon in December. The annual Harvest Festival,

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conducted the first weekend in October, is the society’s main fundraiser. The latest project is SOS: Save Our Schoolhouse, a fundraising campaign to relocate and renovate the Stewart’s Corners one-room schoolhouse to Heritage Reserve Park. Information provided by the Stow Historical Society website.

Hours: Sunday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. (May through October only). Tours are available by appointment only; call the number listed at left for more information. Admission: No fee; donations accepted.


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Population - 2010


Total: 34,837 Under 5: 5.5% 65 and Older: 13.8% Under 18: 22.7% Ages 18-64: 58%


94.6% Percentage of people age 25 and older with a high school degree or higher

finance - 2007-2011

Percentage of people age 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher

housing - 2007-2011 167,100




Median value of owner-occupied homes

Median household income

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Persons below poverty level

Housing units in multi-unit structures

Information from the United States Census Bureau •

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The Stow Police Department is committed to provide citizens with quality law enforcement services, to make Stow a safe and secure place to live and work. The Stow Fire Department provides a proactive approach to the saving of life and property, and works to keep accidental fires to a minimum.


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Safety Center, 3800 Darrow Road 330-689-5700 Detective Bureau: 330-689-5770 Records Division: 330-689-5790 Youth Services: 330-689-5760

Stow’s K-9 Unit was established in 1994 as a means to augment traditional police services to the community. Since 2001, the city’s K-9s have located more than 100 people on tracks, including suicidal persons, violent subjects and fugitives. Officers Bell, Dirker and Miller and their dogs have also helped numerous other agencies with checking vehicles and with tracking suspects or lost individuals. An aluminum can collection site is available at Fire Station No. 2 located at 4199 Hudson Drive. Money collected from recycled cans goes to Akron Children’s Hospital Burn Unit to assist in non-medical essentials such as protective clothing, rehabilitative equipment, camouflage cosmetics, toys, and other items not covered by patient’s insurance.


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Munroe Falls, with its population of a little more than 5,000, still offers many amenities to its residents and businesses.

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The city balances police, fire, EMS and city services, services while still maintaining a small town atmosphere of ice cream socials and a family friendly River Day event. The Lehner Community Center hosts many community activities such as art classes and activities for senior citizens. The Center also is host to medical screenings, such as the second Tuesday of each month, before cards and games, when the Fire Department offers free blood pressure screenings.

The Munroe Falls Veterans’ Memorial, which honors the branches of the armed forces. The memorial sits behind Munroe Falls City Hall at 43 Munroe Falls Ave. and is identified by its grouping of stone pillars. River Day, in May, which takes place at Brust Park. The day includes family-friendly ecological activities. Ice Cream Social in July, at Guise Park Lodge. Munroe Falls Metro Park, part of Metro Parks, Serving Summit County. The park includes trails, picnic areas, a concession stand and a swimming lake.

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These seven elected representatives to Munroe Falls’ residents and businesses serve four-year terms. There are four ward Councilmembers, plus three at-large seats. The City Council crafts legislation for Munroe Falls, which then needs final approval from the mayor. City Council meetings

Munroe Falls City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Council chambers at City Hall.

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david bailey clerk of council

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A 4-mill operating levy designated for the police department failed at the polls in November.

City Council appointed Brian Steinwedel to fill a vacancy left when Bob Pitz resigned his seat in December.

A spring flood damaged homes and roads, including North River Road, which was closed during the summer months awaiting repairs. An agreement between Munroe Falls and Stow resulted in the road being fixed and Stow assuming responsibility for that section of the south side.

The city began its plan to replace water meters throughout the city with ones that provided automated readings.




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In 1817 a log dam was built in the Cuyahoga River to power a saw and grist mill. This power source attracted small industries to what was then referred to as the town of Florence. In 1836 the Munroe Brothers of Boston purchased 200 acres of land in Florence, started the Munroe Falls Manufacturing Company, and renamed the community Munroe Falls.

Completed in 1841, the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal created great prosperity for the region. The grist mill was converted to manufacture paper, and was purchased by the Cleveland Paper Company in 1866. The mill property is currently owned by Sonoco products. In 2006, in an effort to improve flow and aeration of the Cuyahoga River, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency removed the dam that created the city’s namesake falls, accompanied by landscaping and beautification of the river banks. Information from the city of Munroe Falls website.

The Munroe Falls Historical Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1976 to preserve and perpetuate the history of Munroe Falls.

The Historical Society maintains its office, historical museum and local history library in a 19th century historic house at 83 Munroe Falls Ave., next to the Gerald L. Hupp City Center Complex.

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Hours: 2 to 4 p.m., the third Sunday of the month from February through June and October through December, and by appointment. Admission: No fee; donations accepted.


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The Munroe Falls Police Department’s mission is to assist residents to have safe and secure lives and encouraging citizen involvement. The Munroe Falls Fire Department has been protecting the community since 1948 by providing fire, rescue, medical services and prevention programs.


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43 Munroe Falls Ave. Business only: 330-688-7494 (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Emergency: 911 Officer Help: 330-688-3555 Email:

Residents of Munroe Falls that, due to illness or decreased mobility, may not be able to open their door for Fire Department EMS personnel may be eligible for the S.A.F.E. (safe and fast entry) box program. The Fire Department will provide a small safe-like box that attaches to the home entry door. The box opens with a special key available only to Munroe Falls Fire Department personnel. For details, call the Munroe Falls Fire Department at 330-688-7493 or email

The City of Munroe Falls offers police training to individuals who would like to begin a career in law enforcement. Call the department at 330-813-1034 or 330-688-7494 for details.


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Population - 2010


Total: 5,012 42%

Under 5: 4.4%


Under 18: 20.2% 65 and Older: 16.3%

Percentage of people age 25 and older with a high school degree or higher

Ages 18-64: 59.1%

finance - 2007-2011

Percentage of people age 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher

housing - 2007-2011 167,000




Median value of owner-occupied homes

Median household income

2.45 Persons per household 88.4% Home ownership rate 14.3%


Persons below poverty level

Housing units in multi-unit structures


Information from the United States Census Bureau •

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City Hall, 43 Munroe Falls Ave., Munroe Falls

The Munroe Falls Mayor’s Court is in session on Thursdays at 3 p.m. Fines may be paid at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Checks also may be mailed to City of Munroe Falls, Mayor’s Court, 43 Munroe Falls Ave., 44262. Fines for certain offenses cannot be paid by waiver, and require a court appearance. Non-waivable offenses include: Any felony or indictable offense Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any drug of abuse or permitting another to operate your motor vehicle while under such influence. Reckless driving

Drag racing Leaving the scene of an accident Driving while under suspension or revocation of driver’s license Driving without a license Expired driver’s license over 90 days A third moving traffic offense within 12 months Passing a standing school bus Willfully eluding or fleeing a police officer

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The court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor and traffic offenses committed within its geographical boundaries and civil cases in which the amount in controversy does not exceed $15,000. John W. Clark Magistrate

Kevin Coughlin Clerk of Courts 330-564-4110


Kim R. Hoover and Lisa Coates Judges


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The Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce, a voluntary partnership of 400+ businesses and professional leaders, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2015. SMFCC membership is composed of community leaders and entrepreneurs in business, industry, government, schools, organizations, civic groups and individuals interested in the continued growth and quality of life in the Stow-Munroe Falls area.

The chamber hosts many popular activities, including the area’s largest Biennial Community Showcase, January Business Awards Luncheon, Pride Community Breakfast/Awards, Multi-Chamber Speed Networking Event, Gift Basket Silent Auction and the SMFCC Annual Golf Outing. Monthly networking opportunities include luncheons that attract more than 100 professional leaders, and an “After 5” networking event hosted and sponsored by our members. In addition, there are Economic Development Business Break-

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The stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce holiday party and officer installation took place in December. Pictured are, from left: Front row, Jennifer Hamey, Ann Malthaner, Angela Kurlich, Kathy Romito and Lindsay Hailer; and back row, Jim Laber, Linda Trevorrow, John Walter, Doris Stewart, John Pribonic and Tom Stephan.







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Stow-Munroe Fallls City School District is one of 17 public school districts in Summit County, and serves Stow and Munroe Falls, which has a combined population of more than 35,000. The district currently serves 6,000 students in its nine buildings. The district states its mission is to “Provide a 21st century education empowering each learner to be a self-motivated successful citizen in a global society.” Its “Core Beliefs” include: The purpose of schooling is to ensure that each child, regardless of background, learns to think, reason and use his or her mind well. The school district is organized to encour-

age children to use knowledge to solve problems rather than passively absorb knowledge to be used at some other time. District-level staff supports initiatives from the school buildings that are designed to produce better results for students. Teachers are viewed as leaders: their primary job is to engage students in significant activity that results in learning.

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Providing career programs, services and resources, the Six District Educational Compact serves more than 25,000 students in the Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge and Woodridge school districts.

It also provides services to students with disabilities who are enrolled in Career Programs and College Tech Prep initiatives. Teachers, counselors and others, along with the Career/Technical Special Education Coordinator, work with students and parents to plan and implement specific goals, objectives and transition activities in the Career Programs and College Tech Prep initiatives to meet the students’ individual needs. The Coordinator acts as a liaison within the Compact schools for the purposes of communication, collaboration and program supports to address the students’ strengths and concerns in both career and academic areas. — Information from

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Echo Hills Elementary School Kindergarten through 4 4405 Stow Road, Stow 330-689-5450 david ulbricht Principal

Highland Elementary School Kindergarten through 4 1843 Graham Road, Stow 330-689-5330 Meghan graziano Principal

Fishcreek Elementary School Kindergarten through 4 5080 Fishcreek Road, Stow 330-689-5460 happy bengston Principal

Indian Trail Elementary School Pre-Kindergarten through 4 3512 Kent Road, Stow 330-689-5320 John Lacoste Principal

Riverview Elementary School Kindergarten through 4 240 N. River Road, Munroe Falls 330-689-5310 Traci Kosmach Principal

Woodland Elementary School Kindergarten through 4 2908 Graham Road, Stow 330-689-5470 Mary Lou Muckleroy Principal

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Lakeview Intermediate School Grades: 5 and 6 1819 Graham Road, Stow 330-689-5250 andrew yanchunas Principal

Kimpton Middle School Grades: 7 and 8 380 N. River Road, Munroe Falls 330-689-5288 jim saxer Principal

Stow-Munroe Falls High School Grades: 9 through 12 3227 E. Graham Road, Stow Main office: 330-689-5300

Athletic office: 330-689-5204 Athletic director: Cyle Feldman Attendance office: 330-689-5222

chris DiMauro Head principal

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Stow Library was founded in May 1924 as a school district library with a Board of Trustees appointed by the Board of Education. It was first located in the Township Hall close to the center of town and served both Stow and Munroe Falls, as it does today. Currently the library checks out more than 800,000 items per year and employs more than 40 full- and part-time employees.

The library offers many services, including: Children Home schooling materials Storytimes for all ages Special Needs programming Outreach to local schools and daycares with Storytelling and Special Lending Arrangements Puzzles, puppets and toys Educational and entertaining programs for children of all ages Young Adult Teen programs and clubs Teen materials section Graphic novels Young Adult Fiction in print, audio and digital formats Testing materials section adult Books DVDs, Blu-rays, video games and music and books on CDs Downloadable e-Books, audiobooks, music and video Print magazines and newspapers Zinio digital database of popular magazines and periodicals Books and movies in foreign languages Playaway self-playing audiobooks and Playaway View portable video players Free musical programs, speakers and author talks Free cooking, art and craft classes Monthly email newsletter Homebound Delivery program, for adults unable to visit the library due to illness or disability

All ages Summer and winter reading clubs for adults, teens and children Technology Free beginner and advanced computer classes in a dedicated computer lab Internet and Wi-Fi access Research databases and informational Web sites Computer lab with interactive touch-screen whiteboard Other services Connect Zone with convenient places for laptop, tablet and other portable devices to plug in Passport service with weekend and evening hours by appointment E-books, OverDrive and the Ohio Digital Library Multimedia Streaming Audio and Video with Hoopla Free notary service Access to your library record and online catalog 24/7 Recycling paper and phone books 24/7 drive-up book return Ask reference questions via text or e-mail at askSMFPL. More than 30 computers for patron use, including one iMac Teacher loans with longer lending periods Train tables for imaginative play Large play area for climbing and exploring Book discussions Best Sellers club Tech Tuesdays for one-onone help with your e-reader, phone, or tablet

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library unveiled its newly children’s section on the second floor last february.


3512 Darrow Road, Stow 44224 • 330-688-3295 •


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The memorial offers bereaved parents and families a place to remember their children who died too soon. There is an annual memorial candle lighting at the Christmas Box Angel in December. Parents who have suffered the death of a child of any age may purchase bricks in their child’s name for $100. Brick orders must be submitted in February for spring and July for fall placement.

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Both communities offer a myriad of recreational activities from fishing, golfing, camping, playing cards and swimming. In addition, there are youth activities and special events offered throughout the year.

the Lehner Community Center The city of Munroe Falls opened the Lehner Community Center at 35 S. River Road. Donated by the Lehner family to the city, the home is 2,972 square feet and comprises a family room, three bedrooms, a full bath, two half-baths and a basement. A pond and a barn are also at the property. In addition to housing a senior center, the home also serves as a rental facility. The park board uses one of the home’s room as its office and will continue to have its monthly meetings at the location. For more information, residents can call City Hall at 330688-7491.

Silver Springs campgrounds 5238 Young Road, Stow (part of Silver Springs Park, 5027 Stow Road). The campground will reopen for the 2015season on April 1. Its 27 sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site includes a picnic table, a fire ring, an adjustable grill and electrical hook-ups. Portable restrooms are on site and flush restrooms are nearby at the ball fields. Pets are permitted (on a leash) and firewood is available for a fee. Camping clubs are welcome. The site fee is $10/night for Stow residents and $12/night for non-residents.

Munroe Falls Metro Park 521 S. River Road, Munroe Falls. Includes a swim park and hiking trail. Call 330-867-5511 or the Seasonal Information Line at 330-865-8060 for more information.

4200 Fishcreek Road (adjacent to Fire Station #3 and KidStation). Open year-round, Safety Village features a miniature village with replicas of community establishments. With real stoplights and road signs, children can practice safety rules for walking and bike riding.


Holy Family School

A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Preschool and Full Day Kindergarten to Eighth Grade “Holy Family School is the best investment we have ever made for our children’s spiritual growth and educational development.”

– Lori Wilhoit (parent)

Guided by tradition and focused on the future, Holy Family School is committed to providing our students with a solid foundation for growth. Our Commitment to Quality Education... † Weekly Mass

† Interactive SMART Boards

† State-of-the-Art Science Lab

† Foreign Language

† Technology Lab

† Music with a Keyboard laboratory

† Laptop cart

† Library with nearly 19,000 books

† Two iPad carts

† Before and after school program

Preschool and Prekindergarten Offerings 3-year old Preschool - Mon. - Tues. & Wed. - Fri. (8:45 - 11:15 a.m.) 4-year old Preschool - Mon. - Thurs. (12:15 -2:45 p.m.) 4/5-yr old Preschool - 5 days, all day


† Extracurricular activities and clubs

3163 Kent Road † Stow, Ohio 44224-4498 † 330.688.3816 †


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fox den golf course Corner of Call and Young roads in Stow. This 18-hole, 72 par municipal golf course features a driving range, pro shop, a clubhouse and golf instruction. Call 330-673-3443 for information. Bow Wow Beach Dog Park 5015 Stow Road, 330-689-5100 Stow’s dog park is owned by the city of Stow and managed by the Parks and Recreation Department. The park is not staffed during open hours. It is incumbent upon park users to follow the clearly defined rules. In the event of an emergency at the park, users should call 911. The 7.5 acre fenced in park features the following amenities: Sandy beach and grassy knolls 3-acre lake Pen entrances

Waste deposit stations Dog washing stations Separate areas for small dogs

Stow School-Park locations

These playgrounds are at various school buildings in Stow. Echo Hills — 4405 Stow Road Fishcreek — 5080 Fishcreek Road Indian Trail — 3512 Kent Road Lakeview/Highland — 1819 Graham Road Stow-Munroe Falls High School — 3227 Graham Road Woodland — 2908 Graham Road

Stow Parks and Recreation Stow City Hall 3760 Darrow Road Phone: 330-689-5100 Hotline: 330-689-2990 Call for information on camps, lessons, sports and other Stow recreational programs. Munroe Falls Parks and Recreation Board 330-688-7491 Call the city service department at the listed number for information on Munroe Falls parks.


Sandy LoCascio 330-571-3471

Melissa Baynes 330-348-4886

Tom Boggs 330-322-7500

Karlie Burns 330-715-2109

Cheryl Connell 330-592-9713

Bill Nice 330-571-4516

Sue O’Donnell 330-687-0871

Bill Sloan 330-715-2561

Cathy Victor 330-958-2037

Sally Johnson 330-815-4424

Mark Young 330-247-2462


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Nikki Alden 330-618-4845


Stow Players performs four theater productions per season. The group meets at Silver Springs Park Heritage Barn for organizational meetings in the fall and spring. All performances are at Heritage Barn, as well. Volunteers and new members are welcome.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof March 2014

Dearly Beloved November 2014

Heritage Barn, Silver Springs Park, 5238 Young Road • 330-655-6051 •

The SSO exists to give orchestral musicians the opportunity to perform classical and contemporary classical repertoire in a professional atmosphere. The Stow Symphony Orchestra was founded in the spring of 1998 by Music Director aand Conductor, Darrell Lee Music. Membership is by audition. Tickets for the

group’s concerts are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students and free for children 12 and under. The ensemble’s slogan is “Bringing live music to life.”

330-678-0029 •


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The Master Singers Chorale When: Mondays, 7:15 to 9:45 p.m.  Where: Church of New Hope, 4415 Darrow Road, Stow Contact: J.D. Goddard, director, 330-865-9581 The Master Singers Chorale presents concerts of large classical choral works with full orchestra.

Western Whirlers Square Dance Club When: First and third Fridays, 7:30-10 p.m. Summer dates vary Where: St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 3725 Kent Road, Stow Contact: Dan or Mary Gleghorn, 330-678-5479, or


The Sto-Notes Meets: Mondays (September through May), 7 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Stow Community Church, 1567 Pilgrim Drive Contact: Judith Mikes, director, 330-626-5639 or email A nonprofit choral organization for women ages 18 and older. Three-part harmony and choral choreography enhance vocal selections.

The Stow Youth Symphony Meets: Every other Tuesday (September through May) 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Where: Stow-Munroe Falls High School band room Contact: Judith Mikes, director, 330-626-5639, or email A nonprofit student orchestra for musicians in grades four through 12. The group presents several Christmas and spring concerts each year. An audition is required.

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Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all 330.688.7433 • 4460 Stow Rd • Stow, Ohio

First Christian Church of Stow Worship: 8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

3493 Darrow Road (across from library)


Serving Stow since 1831. Rev. Jonathan Rumburg, Pastor Music Groups • Traditional & Contemporary Music • Youth Groups


SUNDAY SERVICES WEDNESDAY FAMILY NIGHT Sunday School 9:15 a.m. AWANA Youth 6:30 p.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Worship Time 6:00 p.m. 330.928.7742 • 705 Graham Rd • Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Worship 3833 Hudson Drive, Stow


LUTHERAN CHURCH T.R.U.E. Life Classes: Sunday 9:15 a.m. Wednesday Family Night 7:00 p.m.


Pastor Brad Jagger Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Childcare Available Bible Study Sunday 9 a.m. • A&O LBGT Friendly Special Needs Inclusion Program

330.928.2991 • 2951 Kent Rd • Silver Lake, Ohio


Senior Pastor Matthew Skifstad



Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

Adult Bible Study 9:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School during Worship Nursery care provided Pastor W. James Case

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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday Worship 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Portage Trail & 3rd St Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Sunday 8:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Adult ABF and Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Evening Service

Wednesday Family Night 6:30 Awana and Youth Group 6:45 Adult Prayer Meeting

333 West Steels Corner Road•Cuyahoga Falls•330-929-1419



Sunday Worship Contemporary 9 a.m. Traditional 10:30 a.m.

Rev. Dr. Joe Boysel, Rector


Worship with Holy Eucharist and Sunday School 10:00 a.m.


Rev. Jill A. Smith, Pastor


Nursery Provided

330.342.0429 •

4872 Darrow Rd • Stow, Ohio

55 Atterbury Blvd • Hudson, Ohio

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Sunday Service 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Worship 10:00 a.m.

Enjoy coffee hour after both the 8 and 10 am services.

Groups 9:00 a.m.

The Rev. Julie Blake Fisher, Rector

330.673.4604 •

LUTHERAN LCMC 330.689.1045 1981 Graham Rd • Stow, Ohio

THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN STOW Praise Service 8:30 a.m. Traditional Service 10:45 a.m.

4880 Fishcreek Rd Stow, Ohio 44224

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Join us this Sunday

Worship Service 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. 330.688.7213 • 3725 Kent Rd • Stow, Ohio

118 S. Mantua St Kent, Ohio 44240

Facebook: Christ Episcopal Church Kent Ohio

New Hope Christian Fellowship “The Church on the Gorge” 1157 Riverside Dr., Akron

330-923-3700 Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Adult “The Rock” 7 p.m. Kids R.O.C.K. 7 p.m. four 12 Youth 7 p.m.

Follow us on Facebook Pastor Todd Tackett

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF HUDSON PC (USA) 21 Aurora St., Hudson, Ohio 44236 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

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Darrow Street Grange #751 Contact: Jean Call, 330-688-5293 Provides community service to the hearing impaired and various nonprofit groups, as well as agriculture and natural resource scholarships to Stow-Munroe Falls, Hudson and Nordonia high school students.

Stow Community Garden Club Contact: Kathy McConnell 330-689-5100 Operates the Stow Community Gardens, with more than 300 plots available to local residents. Sign-up is in early May at the Stow Parks office; call for details or check the Stow Sentry.

Knights of Columbus Hudson / Stow Contact: Ron Crock 330-677-9829 A fraternal Catholic service organization.

Stow Democratic Club Contact: Andrew DeFratis 216-798-0003 or Supports Democratic candidates and causes, and encourages healthy political dialogue.

Munroe Falls Garden Club Contact: Jeannie Denton 330-688-2212 Works to beautify the Munroe Falls community.

Stow Lodge #768 Free and Accepted Masons Contact: Mark W. Thiese 330-686-2964 This fraternal organization strives for personal growth and service.

Silvercrest Women’s Club  Contact: Carmel Codispoti 330-688-3618 Works on crafts, promotes fellowship and donates to charities. Membership is open to Silvercrest development residents or their friends.

Stow-Munroe Falls Clergy Association  Contact: The Rev. David Weyrick, 330-688-6935 A fellowship and network for pastors and ministers in the StowMunroe Falls area.

Stow Alliance Preschool Contact: 330-688-7433 or A Christian preschool which teaches ages 3, 4, and 5. Stow Blanketeers Contact: Dottie, 330-688-8866 Knits and crochets blankets for those in need. Accepts donations of yarn.


Stow-Munroe Falls community foundation Contact: John Pribonic 330-842-9687 Accumulates, manages, and responsibly allocates resources to enhance the quality of life for the benefit of the Stow and Munroe Falls communities. Stow-Munroe Falls Kiwanis Club Contact: Faith Cook 330-688-7179 or Carolyn Young, 330-686-2375

Works with youth groups to help the community, sponsors youth groups in the Stow-Munroe Falls schools, and awards two scholarships to high school students, and a scholarship for a student in the School of Technology at Kent State University. Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club Contact: Marty Dennis 330-607-2242 or Provides community service and help to the visually impaired.  Stow-Munroe Falls Rotary Club Contact: rotaryclubsmf@gmail. com A community service organization with local, national and international projects. Stow Neighborhood Watch Contact: Stow Police Department, Officer Barry Smith, 330-689-5700 Open to the residents of the city of Stow. Stow Republican Club Contact: Kathy Armstrong 330-688-7467 Promotes the principles of the Republican Party and takes a constructive part in political activities.

Stow Woman’s Club Contact: Ginny Krantz, 330-688-3121, or, or Carol Flask, 330-688-5527 Promotes the literary and social culture of the members and the community, and assists qualifying graduates of Stow-Munroe Falls High School in continuing academic study or vocational training through the Anna Grubb Scholarship. stow yes softball Contact: Steve Dressman 330-232-5515, A softball program for girls ages 6 to 18. Stow Youth baseball Contact: Tom Heberling 330-688-1596 Provides an organized and fun way for youth to learn and play baseball, T-ball and coach pitch baseball. Stow Toastmasters Contact: stowtoastmasters@ Recognized as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development.  

Stow Sunshiners  Contact: Thel Hileman 330-688-8673 Provides recreation and fellowship for senior citizens 55 and older living in Stow and surrounding communities.

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Stow & Munroe Falls Community Guide 2015  

A special publication of the Stow Sentry highlighting the communities of Stow and Munroe Falls

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