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Middlef ieldPOST Volume 8 ~ Issue 22

June 25, 2014

Neighborly News from Middlefield, Parkman, Huntsburg and Surrounding Communities

It’s all About the Dogs

Inside  ... By Christina Grand Porter


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Cardinal Schools Page 9

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f there is one thing Geauga toys and chews, the cages are not happier they are, the easier it is to from the dog warden office to County Dog Warden Matt big enough for the dogs to be in get them adopted. A good home Rescue Village. Last year, only Granito hopes to teach, it’s all day and night. Confinement is what they each deserve.” about 20 dogs had to be put that a dog warden’s office can can be stressful and create health The facility shelters 700 to down at the shelter because they act as a humane society were too sick or their while also enforcing injuries were too severe laws to protect animals, to save them. and he is teaching this Granito and his staff point by example. The explore every possible Middlefield resident avenue to get each dog came to Geauga County a good home. “We’re all 12 years ago after a community of helping starting work at the animals,” Granito said, Lake County Humane pointing out Cheyenne, Society in 1991 and a beautiful white then moving on as shepherd mix who will the deputy director of soon begin a career as Cleveland’s APL. He has a veteran therapy dog. recently been appointed Other dogs have gone to the Ohio Commercial on to work in police Dog Breeding Advisory canine units and one Board to help make wound up working regulations on how with border control at commercial dog the Mexico line. One breeders must house enthusiastic pit bull mix their animals, and will presently at the shelter serve for the next three will find a home in years. coordination with a pit The dogs at the bull rescue group. Geauga County Dog Geauga County Dog Warden Matt Granito with 2-year-old Anthony, a male lab mix who was found If there are people Shelter and Warden’s on Bundysburg Road in Middlefield. Anthony is available and waiting patiently to be adopted. in the community who Office receive the best have problems feeding available care. They are their dogs, the facility is problems, so they are housed 800 dogs per year. Only strays are vaccinated, heartworm tested happy to help out. It’s important inside at night and taken out into taken in. They are held for their and treated for other ailments to Granito, his staff and volunteers large shaded fenced areas where owners to claim for three days if in the medical room. One of that the dogs stay in their homes, they can run and play during the they have no tags and 14 days if Granito’s deputies is a vet tech as that is where they belong and it day. The outside areas range from they do before they are offered and about eight area vets help out would be far more costly, overall, 10 by 20 feet to 70 by 70 feet. The for adoption. Occasionally, very by spaying and neutering dogs for them to be sheltered if they dogs are usually walked once or adoptable dogs are taken in from for them to help ease the facility’ have to be surrendered due to twice a day, thanks to volunteers. other Ohio shelters to prevent financial burden. Even though financial stress. Because of this, Granito finds it important to keep them from being euthanized, and each inside cage has a cozy bed, his charges happy because, “The sometimes dogs are transferred Continued On Page 2

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Continued From Page 1 food donations to the facility are always greatly appreciated. The Geauga County community is very generous in giving back to the dog warden. Fairmount Minerals recently used their community service staff day to pressure wash the building. They will soon also donate the paint and labor to give the building a fresh face. The Burton/ Middlefield Rotary built steps and a ceiling inside so there is now a storage loft, and a 4-H group built the outside dog houses that are placed in the runs for midday naps. Numerous other organizations and individuals have also stepped up to contribute what they could, and the shelter is only able to provide such a great environment for these misplaced dogs because of their kindness. The purchase of dog licenses helps fund the shelter and there is another perk to buying them. If your dog gets lose and has a license, the $50 impound fee is waived. “Consider it a get out of jail free card,” Granito said with a wide grin. He invites everyone to visit the shelter to “Come see it’s not all about law enforcement.” Number one on the Geauga County Dog Warden’s wish list is homes for all the dogs. There is a get acquainted room to sit with dogs, or you can take them for a walk. You can even bring in your own dog in to see if it will get along with the potential adoptee. Granito, himself, adopted his dog Cici from the shelter. His son is allergic to cats and dogs, but loves animals, so the family wanted a pet when their 16-year-old cat died. When the terrier mix appeared at the shelter and Granito saw she had the coat of a poodle, he tried her out and the family was thrilled that she did not cause


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bad reactions in Sebastian. Granito has only two full-time and one-part time employee, so relies heavily on volunteers to keep the shelter running. To help this 24/7 operation, you can donate work, time, money and/or supplies such as food and treats. The facility is not funded by tax dollars and treatment for heartworm can run $250 to $500, while treatment for dogs hit by cars can cost just as much or more. Items in constant demand are leashes and collars, which often go with the dogs to their new homes. Blankets, towels and shampoo are also in constant demand. If your pet passes away, you can donate their used toys and even medications. You can volunteer your time to walk the dogs, help feed them, or help clean up, and there are also foster opportunities that entail an application and screening process. Monthly cage sponsorships are available for $25 per month or annual memberships for $250 per year, and made in someone’s name, is the perfect gift for any animal lover. Another way to help is to keep your dogs on your own property and please don’t dump them. If you can’t keep your pet for any reason, the dog warden’s office will be happy to work with you to find them a new home. To view the wonderful dogs rescued from the streets and available for adoption, visit or go to the Geauga County Dog Warden’s Facebook page. The sites are updated daily so owners can find their lost pets as soon as possible and so everyone can see all the fantastic dogs waiting for forever homes. The Geauga County Dog Warden is located at 12513 Merritt Road, P.O. Box 639, Chardon, OH 44024. Call 440-286-8135.

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A Look Back in Time.............................. 3 Village of Middlefield . ......................... 4 Reading Room . ..................................... 8 Cardinal Schools.................................... 9

Berkshire Schools ............................... 13 Health...............................................14.15 Community Calendar.......................... 16 Classifieds....................................... 18,19

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This was a busy month for the police depar tment.We finished up with the seat belt safety program.During the program we per formed three traffic studies to determine the percentage of drivers and passengers wearing their safety belts within our Village. The first and second traffic studies were done prior to the program, and both were close; the first at 72 percent and the second at 73 percent (wearing a seatbelt). The third study was done after the awareness program, revealing an 11 percent increase in safety belt usage at 84 percent.

Wearing a safety belt in Ohio is a secondary enforcement law and the state average is 83.6 percent, the national average is 84 percent. I am very pleased with the results of the program; hopefully we can steadily increase the percentage yearly. I would also like to take the time to thank the Middlefield Recreation Department for their efforts along with all of the volunteers and sponsors who helped with this year’s Cops ‘N’ Kids Fishing Derby. This year’s turnout was fantastic and we all enjoyed our time together. The officers could not get enough, and each one spoke of the importance positive interaction, with children and their families, has to do with the development of our community. We can’t wait until next year.

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Middlefield Police spent the morning of June 14 fishing with area children and their families. Many thanks to Middlefield Walmart, Geauga Bow, Flambeau, Whitehouse Chocolates and Zeppes for donating prizes and food.This event was organized by the Middlefield Recreation Department. “There are three kinds of people in the world. There are wolves and there are sheep. And then there are those who protect the sheep from the wolves.” ~ Christopher Shields


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The Middlefield Library had the honor of hosting author Randy James on June 11. James discussed his latest book, “Why Cows Need Names And More Secrets of Amish Farms.” His first book, “Why Cows Learn Dutch: And Other Secrets of the Amish Farm” was an instant sensation in the area. It examines Amish farm life and how these small farms are effectively competing in an industry dominated by enormous corporate farms. James changed the names of the family members to protect their anonymity, but our local Amish quickly figured out who the family was in his first book because he neglected to change the names of their horses. James is also a full professor emeritus at Ohio State University. He is now living in South Carolina for health reasons, but it was easy to see, as he spoke about Geauga’s Amish families, that this county still holds a place in his heart. Before the program started, an old Amish friend of James’ showed up and the two caught up on local news, such as how some local businesses are doing and who now owns which area properties. The author said since he returned to Geauga County he’s been spending his time driving around the county. “When I see a team, I stop,” he said, referring to the Amish he sees out working their fields with draft horses. By the way, when he visits an Amish home, the first and last thing he does is pet the dogs. James’ books are inspired by his 28year career as Geauga County’s agricultural extension agent. He held the position longer than anyone else before or since. Working closely with the county’s Amish farmers, he grew frustrated by some of the practices of the census methods of the Department of Commerce, such as considering farms that sell anywhere between $1,000 and $250,000 of product per year as small farms. James said there are stark differences in the treatment of animals on small farms and in huge facilities. “There is no good way to treat 6,000 cows as opposed to 30,” he pointed out. Cows in large facilities get numbers, making them less important individually, and on Amish farms they have names and value, which is why James feels cows should have names. Twenty-five percent of dairy cows once went to market because they

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were lame. In a 12-year period, that number grew to 50 percent, where it is today, and most are coming from the large farms. This speaks volumes about the treatment animals are receiving. To further exhibit the conditions in his latest book, there is a section where James traces the life of one cow on a 6,000 head farm. He warns that it isn’t a pretty story. James also refutes the fallacy that small farms simply cannot make it today. “Why Cows Need Names And More Secrets of Amish Farms” starts with James helping an Amish family decide if they want to turn their rural residence into a farm, and then follows them for 5 years as they struggle to establish a profitable small dairy farm through the highs and lows of milk prices. He was happy to report that the farm is now very successful. James stated that negative talk is scaring away the next generation of farmers. In reality, Amish farms are presently some of the most profitable farms in the country. This is due mainly to their use of horse-drawn agriculture. An Amish farm can start up on $25,000 and that is more than the first pickup truck will cost on a farm using machinery. He had figured it out and calculated that it costs about $230 a day to work a draft horse for six hours. Just one piece of machinery would easily eat up far more than that in gasoline alone in the same time frame. As far as the rumor that young people are leaving the Amish flock to embrace lives filled with more technology, the truth is that 95 percent of young Amish people decide to join the faith when they are old enough, so the faith is flourishing nationally. James also offered a history of the Amish religion and talked about the last program he did in this area; one for local farmers on how to humanely dispatch and clean chickens. He said that most people starting small farms begin with vegetables but chickens are gaining in popularity and urban chicken farming is growing vastly in agriculture. You can purchase Randy James’ books, “Why Cows Learn Dutch: And Other Secrets of the Amish Farm” and “Why Cows Need Names And More Secrets of Amish Farms” at or www.


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became enjoyable. Since Mayor Ben Garlich took office Serving as economic development in 2012, economic growth has been the director for the city of Maple Heights since priority for the Village of Middlefield. Right 2007, she gained experience in other roles out of the gate, an Economic Development including planning, zoning, building, Committee was formed, convened housing, financial week ly, initiated accounting and she and enacted learned invaluable an aggressive skills applying for Village economic various grants. development plan. Gambosi will fill On June 9 of this the role as zoning year, the Village of inspector for Middlefield hired Middlefield Village Leslie Gambosi as well. as economic “My grant development writing experience director. dates back to my “As we part-time job with continued to the city of Bedford,” pursue initiatives said Gambosi. to improve the Over the years, she economic base secured funds for of our Village it the city of Maple became apparent Heights by writing to the Economic D e v e l o p m e n t Leslie Gambosi, Economic Development d e v e l o p m e n t , r e c y c l i n g , Committee as well Director for the Village of Middlefield. infrastructure, as the Middlefield police and fire grants. Council that a person dedicated solely to “Working for business retention is this task, was required,” explained Mayor another great part of this job,”she continued. Garlich. “We selected Leslie because she “I enjoy assisting local companies, by has the track record and work ethic that providing the necessary connections will meet the needs and fill the void we and resources for expansion and doing have identified. Leslie will be a tremendous what ever it takes to keep the people they asset to the goal of improving our Village employ, working. Middlefield has been very and providing the personal attention that welcoming and the economic opportunity today’s market requires.” here is good. I am coming into a lot of Gambosi comes highly qualified, good setups. Policies and procedures are in holding a Bachelors of Science in Business place; the Village just needed someone do Administration from Bowling Green the legwork by expanding and making the State University and Masters in Business projects actually happen.” Administration from Devry University. She Gambosi currently resides in Northfield originally had her sights set on becoming Center with her son and fiancé. The couple a labor attorney, but through consecutive is considering a move to the Village of summer employments for the City of Middlefield after they are married. Bedford in the economic development department, various aspects of the job

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Metzenbaum Sheltered Industries opened a Special Hands Consignment shop. (l-r) Debra Fabrizio-Griggs, manager; Mayor Ben Garlich; Michelle Telles ,support staff; Celeste Amarcrelli, sales associate; April Watkins, sales associate; Kara Reed, sales associate; Leslie Gambosi, Middlefield economic development director and Dan Weir, Middlefield Village administrator.

Special Hands Consignment is Open The Special Hands Consignment shop, sponsored by Metzenbaum Sheltered Industries, opened June 16. Several Middlefield administrators welcomed the new business. The shop carries new and used items such as toys, antiques, Amish-made baskets, tools, books, décor and more. In the back of the store, adults with developmental disabilities are employed to perform various per-hour or piece-rate jobs, and proceeds from the consignment shop help pay their wages. The shop is located at15910 W. High St. in Middlefield and is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Debra at 440-632-0659 or 330-307-3648.


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Although the school year has ended the work never really ends. That being said, it is important to take some time out to reflect and celebrate t h e   “ w i n s ”  a n d strategize about how to improve in those areas that need a little more attention. So it’s Back to the Future - at least back to Planning for the Future! We have many efforts underway that I have shared with you that are part of the future of Cardinal Local Schools. As part of our effort to invite families that live in the district but have chosen other educational options, we now have available the Ohio Online Learning Program through the Cuyahoga County Educational Service Center. We now have a process that interested families can follow. First, contact the Board Office so that we explain how to re-enroll in the district. In order to access the programming, students must be enrolled as a Cardinal student. Next, a meeting at the building level with the principal/ counselor will take place to determine current academic status and curriculum needs. Once that happens, the student will be enrolled in the online program, which is similar to other online programs. Students will receive a computer and scanner/printer. The advantage for students/families is that there is access to all of our extra-curricular and athletic offerings as well as the ability to earn a Cardinal High School diploma. If you are reading this and know of any family currently enrolled in an online learning program, please encourage them to contact

the Board Office for more information. I believe the possibility of online learning is an exciting option and ranks up there with being able to hire new staff. By the time this article hits in hard copy I am hoping to have wrapped up hiring a new High School Principal. The future of Cardinal High School and the Cardinal Local School District largely depends of hiring the right leader into this position. Although it is my responsibility to hire staff this is a job that can never be done alone. After an initial paper screening, seven candidates were asked to participate in a face-to-face screening, so that I could determine “fit” for the district. This screening was done with a small group of our administrative staff and board of education. Three candidates were asked to come back to do a presentation to a slightly larger group of representatives from the whole district. I would like to thank Zach Retych, Faith Brown, Cody Purpura, and Kaitlin Bean for providing their input in round two. I am very proud of these soon to be high school seniors as they represent the future success of Cardinal High School and our Cardinal community as a whole. Their feedback and insight was necessary and greatly appreciated. The future of our community is truly in the hands of the students we are educating. As we move into the future, we will continue to find opportunities that will enhance student and family experiences so that the future of Middlefield will burn bright for decades to come. Have a great summer! Get ready for the future- it’s coming. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone 440-632-0261.

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patients with no chiropractic, wherein the pain increased to the intensity that brought them to the doctor in the first place. Now I have evidence showing chiropractic care three to four times a year is good for more than just play. That’s why Chiropractic! I hear many say they need to see the chiropractor to get their spine aligned or straightened. In 14 years, I saw one person gain 1 inch in height at age 36; chiropractic straightened a scoliosis, a spiral spinal ‘curvature’. Chiropractic generally does not ‘straighten’ nor align the spine otherwise people would get taller at age 36 most commonly. Think about it. When a person stubs their toe, they limp from to head to toe to protect the injury. No different with jamming a finger – don’t want to swing that arm too much lest it hit something. The balance-counter balance in neurological control of gait alters spinal function in response to minor and major bumps and bruises. Nobody has a straight spine owing to everyday incidents – let alone spinal growth anomalies, which are common. Some have extra vertebra and ribs; some have ‘missing’ vertebra and ribs; some have non-symmetrical vertebra. No bone is the exact same shape left and right side, which is the same for muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. Look at veins in your hands – are they the same left and right? This is why we practice surgery and medicine and chiropractic. Nobody is textbook. If people would read and follow the textbook of “Proper Pathological Presentation to the Medical Professional” then practice and research would become unnecessary. Chiropractic unlocks dysfunctional joints that are immobile or stuck moving incorrectly. Once unlocked, you are free to go and get hurt again. An injury may take one treatment or 12, depending on what the doctor does or does not do and depending on what the patient does or does not do during the healing process. Most of my treatments include herbals, electric stimulation, specific massage with a sport balm mix, and chiropractic to unlock dysfunctional joints restoring balanced neurological function to get the patient better on average within three or fewer treatments. Now go away, play and come another day with a new injury. And know that if I don’t see positive results within three, we are re-evaluating for a different intervention. I try to move quickly. Who has time for pain with no income? It’s better than, “Take this drug for a month and then we’ll see if you need something stronger!” Hippocrates is laughing. That’s why chiropractic! Dr. David Fakadej, DC, LMT, is the proprietor at Journey Health Care & Chiropractic, 17652 Munn Road, Auburn Township. Call him at 440-543-2771, or email drfakadej@hotmail. com. Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water.

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I am halfway through my articles about working to propel my writing career forward with the help of Lori Gorrell from Upward S olutions Coaching and Consulting. We most recently worked on focus, and I took some very tiny steps to utilize what I was taught, to my advantage. Hoping to find representation, I have been sending out query letters about me and my books, to multiple literary agents. I always felt compelled to put energy into thinking about the agent I most wanted, but Lori helped me see I didn’t have to root for one agent over another. I simply have to focus my energy on my end goal of finding the perfect agent. I have to stop pushing and allow things to fall into place naturally. After altering my thinking I am far more relaxed. I no longer constantly surf the web looking for new places to submit my work or obsessively check my emails to see if I have any replies from agents. I am doing my job; I wrote my books and am writing a new one, my work is out there and I’ll hear back when I hear back. The focus and clarity that Lori has taught me is working well. I had previously felt constantly rushed between my three part time jobs, normal daily chores and my writing. Clarity and focus has slowed me down and I have actually found more time to accomplish what I must. I used to come home from one job and jump into working on another in a frustrated and stressed fashion while my dogs sighed on the floor waiting to be taken out to play. Focus forced me to recognize my dogs are my priority and it’s important that they’re happy, healthy and exercised. So I began to let work wait while I took the dogs out to play first and, amazingly, all the work got done, just later while the dogs slept, exhausted. The important part is that the work is now getting done without stress. I no longer feel rushed. Turning that one small habit around makes my days so much smoother and fun. I’ve been getting a lot of comments on these articles whenever I go out in public. Most comments are very positive and I’m thrilled by those who tell me I inspired them to be more positive and view themselves and their situations differently. I

did hear some odd comments, though. The oddest was when I was told that I was “full of myself” and had a lot of nerve writing articles about myself. No one had accused me of being full of myself since I was a child and one of my grandmother’s friends spat that exact statement at me that in her broken English. I recall looking down at my body, confused, and even remember I was wearing a blue and yellow striped shirt that had been handed down to me after my brother outgrew it. I had no idea what the expression meant and just stood there wondering who I should be full of if not myself. I wonder the same thing today. My parents and grandparents are all deceased, my agent was supposed to champion for me but didn’t, so I guess it’s up to me to be my own cheerleader and biggest fan. I can’t expect others to revel in, or even notice, my accomplishments. I am the one who has to recognize and be proud of them. So Lori’s lesson of focus fits in well here for me. I have to focus on what is filling me and only allow in those things that I want. Until I started paying attention, my mind took me so many places that I didn’t want to be. If I don’t focus and stay full of myself there are plenty of negative things that can slip in to fill the empty spaces; things like doubt, insecurity, regret and guilt. A second unexpected comment I received was that I was brave to write these articles. “After all,” it was pointed out, “what if nothing happens by the end of the articles?” I imagine the point was that I could be publically exposing myself and my failures. But something has already happened. I’m more confident and optimistic. I have learned to focus on living for the day instead of living for someday. I’m on a journey, journeys happen one step at a time, and each step should be enjoyed. As for failures, the only way I can fail on my present quest is to give up and wallow in self-pity or bitterness. And I’m certainly not going to do that. Lori Gorrell can be reached at Lori@ or at 440-5482079. Her website is UpwardSolutionsCC. com. Christina Grand Porter is a published Random House novelist who works as a copy editor and journalist on The Middlefield Post. She lives in Huntsburg with her husband, two dogs and one cat.



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The Community Nursing Students at Kent State Geauga are hosting their annual Community Health Fair with a twist. This year Geauga Growth Partnership is working with the students to make the fair bigger and better. They are bringing in one of their members, University Hospitals’ Geauga Medical Center, who will be providing speakers and a special Teddy Bear Clinic for children pre-school through elementary school age at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26 at the Kent State University Geauga Campus, 14111 ClaridonTroy Road in Burton (44021). Find out more about your health and wellbeing at this fair. Do you know what your blood pressure is? How about your body mass index (BMI)? What do you know about immunizations, exercise, and nutrition? Would you know how to prepare yourself for an emergency or community disaster? There will be healthy snacks, health screenings such as blood pressure checks and opportunities to learn about

how to better your own and your family’s health. Special presentations by University Hospital Geauga Medical Center are at 10:15 a.m. Diabetes Prevention presented by Mary Henson, licensed practical nurse;11:15 a.m. Maintaining Your Cardiovascular Health presented by Denise Griffin, coordinator of accreditation, Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute; and at.12:30 p.m. Benefits Of Dogs To Seniors presented by Alan Graham, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and his furry friend Shawn.

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In Memoriam

Louis “Jack” Barna, 73, of Hambden, entered eternal rest peacefully June 5, 2014 at UH-Geauga Medical Center. He was born in Cleveland Jan. 30 1941 to the late Louis A. and Marjorie (Bowers) Barna. He is now reunited with his loving wife of 32 years, Joan (Smith) Barna, who passed away in 2009. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired printer. Jack spent the last 14 years as an Amish taxi driver. He enjoyed traveling, taking pictures, studying different gems and rocks, and spending time with his family. Jack was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and served as a Past District Officer and Past District Secretary. Jack will be dearly missed bychildren, Mark (Michele) Werner, Holly (Christopher) Falcone; siblings, Marilyn (Robert) Fiorille, Laine S. (Mark) Seasock; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joan; and brother, Russell J. Barna. Online condolences may be sent at

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July 19: Bainbridge Swing Dance 7 to 11 p.m. $15 per person in advance, $30 per person at door. Music by Dr. Zoot. Dance lessons, desserts provided. Chinese auction. July 16 reservation deadline 440285-3741 or online, www.asummerdance. At Bainbridge Town Hall 17826 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls (44023).

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Gospel Echoes to Perform The Gospel Echoes will sing at the Garrettsville SummerFest Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to noon and at the Mespotamia Ox roast on July 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Troy Homecoming Festival

Troy Homecoming is a free community festival held at the Troy Community Center grounds, 13950 Main Market Road in Burton (44021) on Aug. 8 through10. Events include live entertainment, parade, Amish Bake Sale, raffle, dedication of 1896 bell and  contests such as 5K Road Apple Run, corn hole and talent show. 

 This century old tradition began in 1911 and is held annually during the second weekend of August. In a world of agendas and high tech distractions, Troy Township residents and friends stand out by focusing on pure old-fashioned fun and small-town fellowship. Do more than just attend. Become a building block by being a sponsor, vendor and/or volunteer. Everyone is welcome to attend homecoming planning meetings the last Tuesday of every month through July at 7 p.m. at the Troy Community House,13950 Main Market Road in Burton. Your contributions and fresh ideas will help make this event great. For full schedule visit  

Mesopotamia Annual Ox Roast The Mesopotamia Volunteer Fire Department will host their 41st annual Ox Roast July 4, 5 and 6 at the intersections of State Route 87 and State Route 534. The Ox Roast is the fire department’s main fundraiser and they rely on the proceeds to purchase essential equipment and gear for the department. There is no admission charge. Come enjoy the “famous slow roasted barbeque sandwich.” The meat is roasted on a spit over an open fire for eight hours and sliced for a fantastic flavor. A huge flea market and live entertainment by Fort Huntsburg Band, 2 Men & a Campfire, Jungle Terry, Rock’n’Country Cloggers, Take II, Drake Hollow, TheRoundTooits and others are scheduled. For information email or visit

Parkman Boy and Cub Scout Packs The Boy Scout of Parkman Pack 4076 meets every Monday night from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Boy Scout Lodge on Sperry Road by Mineral Lake. Call Scoutmaster Terry Barnett at 440313-2675. The Boy Scout web address is aspx?UID=24874 The Cub Scouts meet every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Road (44080). The Cub Master is Monique Hornsby, 216-337-2104 or The Cub Scout web address is publicsite/unithome.aspx?UID=18745.

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To sign up for July 17 trash pickup you must be 60 years of age or older and live in Huntsburg. Refuse items will be picked up from seniors who need assistance and taken to the township dumpster. There is a limit of 10 items per home. No liquids, paint, construction debris, rocks, yard waste, household garbage or hazardous waste. To sign up for pickup, you must be registered with the Geauga County Department of Aging prior to pickup and must be home on July 17 or appoint someone 18 years of age or older to be available to sign a release for collection. To register call the Department of Aging weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 440-279-2130.

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Free Community Health and Safety Event Saturday, July 12 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. UH Geauga Medical Center 13207 Ravenna Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024

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Win this Quilt!

The Farmington Senior Center is auctioning off this hand-made, hand-tied, Queen-sized Amish country quilt. Tickets are $1 each, six for $5. This fundraiser helps support the Senior Center’s daily operation. The winning ticket will be drawn the last day of the Farmington Festival in late July. For information call Starr or Mary Kay at the Senior Center, 330-889-2733.

UH Received Healthgrades® Awards In June, University Hospitals (UH) Geneva, Conneaut and Geauga medical centers were recognized with 2014 Healthgrades® awards for different aspects of the high-quality health care they offer patients in Northeast Ohio. Healthgrades, a pioneer in the measuring and reporting of hospital quality data, is America’s leading online resource for consumers seeking to choose a physician or hospital for care. UH Geauga Medical Center in Chardon received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™. This top-10 percent recognition measures a hospital’s ability to prevent infections, medical errors and other complications based on 14 standard patient safety indicators. On average, patients hospitalized at award-winning hospitals were 52 percent less likely to experience one of the 14 events compared to low-performing hospitals. UH Geauga Medical Center received this award in 2013 as well. “Our three latest Healthgrades awards reflect our teams’ unified commitment to providing the Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga County region with medical care delivered with the highest quality and uncompromising safety,” says M. Steven Jones, president, UH Geneva, Conneaut and Geauga Medical Centers. For details about the hospitals’ Healthgrades award history and 2014 quality performance data, visit

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Preregistration is required for select health screenings. For more information or to register, call 440-285-7757. And join us before the event for the Run4TheAges 5K Run and 2K Walk, starting at 9 a.m. For registration form and complete race details, call 216-752-5151 or visit

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Does your pet ever give you puzzled looks? Would you like to know more about what the animals around you are thinking? If you are curious about how animals communicate with people and what they would like to say, plan to attend a program on animal communication with Doris Straka, a Kirtland woman with an ability to understand animals’ feelings and thoughts. Doris will demonstrate her skills by communicating with two pets during the July 10 program at the Bainbridge Library, 17222 Snyder Road. There is no cost to attend this 7 p.m. program. Doris helps people better understand pet personality problems, overcoming bad habits, identifying sources of physical and mental pain and discomfort, compatibility, causes of changes in behavior and understanding the history and source of odd behavior. Register online at or call 440-543-5611.

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