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the beginning of the middlefield post’s 8th year in publication and the FONTANELLE group, inc’s 21st year in business!

celebrating By Christina Grand Porter The Fontanelle name is well known in this area’s publishing industry, all because of one women determined to forge her own path. Barb Fontanelle, founder of the FONTANELLE group, inc, has been involved in her families’ printing business most of her adult life. It began with her working in her family’s small printing firm in Painesville in the mid 60s. In the early 70s, the family combined the Painesville location with their much larger printing operation in Niagara Falls, New York. Barb, her previous husband and three young children moved to Niagara Falls to join her father and brother in a new business venture. The operation is now known nationally as Shipman Printing Industries and the Shipman Envelope Company. The company remained in the family until her brother’s retirement in 2000 and the business was sold. Barb with her family, missing their hometown roots, came back to Newbury in the early 80s. At that time, she and her husband parted to take different career paths and separate lives.

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In 1983, she married her current husband, Ben Fontanelle. In the early 90s, Barb thought it was time to begin a new phase of her life, so became involved with the start up of a local newspaper. She did advertising sales for them and also for a small startup coupon magazine, Country Savings. In 1992, she purchased Country Savings Magazine and the FONTANELLE group, inc. was born. In 1994, her husband Ben retired from the Geauga County Highway Department and joined her in the business. Barb and Ben have built their business from the ground up for the past 21 years. They enjoy a fabulous reputation in the industry with peers and clients. Their client’s needs and best interests come first and foremost before their own. In 1996, Christine Pavelka joined the organization as a part-time sales representative and worked her way up to general manager and partner in the operation. In January of this year, she was forced to retire from the everyday duties of the company due to her health. She is still an intricate part of the business,



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Opening Ceremony - Boy Scout Troop #275 at the Veteran’s Monument 5:00pm Pork Sandwiches - UMC Concession Stand Baby Photo Contest Registration - Park Pavilion Silent Auction - Park Pavilion 5-7pm Haystack Dinner - Community Hall (This event is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary, Fire Dept. & Trustees) 5:30pm Cookie Registration - Festival Booth Kiddie Tractor Pull Registration - Village Hall 6:00pm Mini Horse Pull - Baseball Field Watermelon Eating Contest - By the Gazebo 6-11pm Bingo - Fire Department(This event is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary, Fire Dept. & Trustees) 6:30pm Cookie Judging Contest - Festival Booth 7:00pm Kiddie Tractor Pull - Village Hall 8-11pm Carole Triplett DJ - Gazebo 11:00pm Festival Activities Close

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and promotional items. Publishing is our specialty. We strive to help our clients by offering personal publications to promote their businesses, events and projects. We pride ourselves in top notch client service, promising that “one phone call takes care of it all”. The FONTANELLE group, inc. owns and publishes Country Savings Magazine and the Middlefield Post Community Newspaper. We also handle ad sales, design, layout, printing and mailing of Fairmount Center for the Arts Class catalog, Chagrin Falls Community Education catalog and West Geauga Community Education catalog. To reach the FONTANELLE group, inc. call 440-834-8900, or contact the office of the Middlefield Post, 440-632-0782. Middlefield Post office hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. or by appointment. The office is located in the Watson’s 87 Furniture building, (west door) 15520 W. High St. in Middlefield (44062).

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utilizing her brilliant design skills. Recognizing that Middlefield needed a community paper that focused on local schools, local people, local groups and their accomplishments, and area events, Barb, along with John Bauswein, the publisher of the Spirit of Bainbridge and Geri Watson of Watson’s 87 Furniture grasped an opportunity in 2006. With an advisory board made up of local business people, they created the Middlefield Post, a community paper with a special section devoted to our Amish neighbors, their activities and interests. The Middlefield Post is celebrating its eighth anniversary this year. Currently, Kim Breyley is the editor, I am the copy editor. Christine Pavelka and Eileen Epling handle the largest part of the ad design. Gayle Mantush and Chris Dunn take care of most of the ad sales. There are many facets that make up the FONTANELLE group, inc: advertising, design and layout, publishing, printing, ad planning and placement, printing, Web design, mailing services, specialty projects

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Amish news has always been a part of the Middlefield Post since it’s beginning on July 14, 2006. Joe Miller, also known as Sawmill Joe, and owner of Joe’s Window Shop, was a member of the Middlefield Post’s advisory board. His wife Sarah wrote a page dedicated to the Amish titled the Amish Crossing Corner. Soon Daniel Fisher, from D & S Farm & Garden Supply and Donnie Miller, a retired Amish gentleman, began to write articles that appeared together with Sarah’s on the Amish Crossing page. By late 2008, several members of the Amish community had spoken with Barb Fontanelle, then sole owner of the Middlefield Post, about having not just one page in the Middlefield Post but a standalone Amish community section to replace The Geauga Trader, a publication that had gone out of business earlier that year. Plain Country, a small version of The Budget that is published for the Amish community at large would need to be fully supported by advertising. The content would be devoted to the Geauga Amish as a vehicle for community communication; a place to publish community events, special occasions, stories, activities, school news, recipes, books and family activities. To ensure the integrity of the new publication, Joe and Sarah Miller, and

Donnie Miller became part of the team making sure that Amish traditions and values were adhered to. Katherine Byler and Barbara Detweiler joined as writers and Plain Country was born. It was not entirely a “stand-alone” paper, but a stand-alone section of the Middlefield Post with its own name, writers and editors. Because the fledgling paper had to support itself, ads were solicited from businesses in the Amish community so that Plain Country became a place to promote Amish craftsmanship and a vehicle to grow Amish businesses. In 2009, I joined the team to work with Sarah in coordinating the editorial content of the paper. William Bender, Rachel Miller and Linda Weaver began acting as scribes, sharing news from more church districts. By request, copies of the Plain Country began to be sent to Amish communities in other states and even Canada. Many Amish families send copies to relatives out of the area. Because of the popularity, subscriptions are now also available. Within the last year or so, Kathryn Detweiler and Susan Troyer have also taken on scribe duties, expanding our coverage of Amish church districts even farther. It is our goal to have news shared from each and every church district and to include news from more Amish communities beyond Geauga.

President of Village Council, Rick Seyer By Christina Porter but the law was never passed. Rick had Rick Seyer, local historian and barber, is seen enough, decided to run for council a lifelong Middlefield resident. He attended and took a seat in 1974. Rick is proud of his Cardinal School for 12 years, graduated in accomplishments, such as fighting to make 1965 and went straight to barber school. The the corner of Routes 608 and 87, where the 1,800-hour curriculum didn’t only involve gazebo now sits, into a styling and cutting hair, park-like setting instead of it also taught students a proposed parking lot. about topics such as the Rick’s hard work paid muscles and veins of the off when he was elected face and all about skin. mayor of the Village and Rick finished barber served from 1980 through school in 9 months and 1983. He ran for reelection got a job in Warren for 4 in 1984 and lost, and so years. Then he opened his he thought his political shop here in Middlefield career was over until US in 1970 and named it El representative, Dennis Hombre? Why El Hombre? E. Eckart asked him to He says he wanted an oddball name to match Rick Seyer, Village Council president, join his congressional his personality. When local historian, barber and lifelong staff part-time as a field representative for Geauga putting the shop together Middlefield resident. County. Rick worked for he noticed a lot of the the congressman for 10 years until Eckart present furniture and décor were Spanish, a retired. Rick also served as a MIddlefield style that suited him, so he named the shop Township trustee from 1987 to 1994 and El Hombre, meaning “the man”. And “The from 1997 until 2005. Man” can’t wait to go to work everyday. He When his wife, Debbie, discovered she finds it very rewarding to be an artist in hair had cancer, he didn’t run for reelection, but who can make people look and feel good. she encouraged him to run again in 2009. His political history began in 1973 He ran, won, and Debbie died soon after. when he went to a sportsman show in What’s ahead for Rick? Will he stay in Cleveland and bought a 4 x 8 foot sign on politics? The way he puts it, you’re either wheels from an exhibitor who didn’t want part of the problem or part of the solution. to lug it back home. He rented it out for $75 He enjoys being a part of the solution, and a week at Harrington Square in Middlefield. he enjoys serving. He knows his experience The sign had flashing lights across top and is valuable, and feels he’s a true asset to this bottom, and as soon as it went up, the community, but it all comes down to what zoning inspector told Rick that the sign was the voters think. So if he isn’t reelected, he illegal because of the lights. Rick paid $100 looks forward to travelling; one of his sons to make an appeal to the zoning board now lives in Las Vegas and another is in and spent another couple hundred to hire Singapore. He thinks it would be great to an attorney. His appeal was turned down. live internationally for a while, maybe in Frustrated, he asked Mayor Glade Harrison Spain. But for now, the Village of Middlefield for a copy of the ordinance and the mayor can be happy to have the great asset of this couldn’t produce it. It turns out that the idea hombre working for them. to outlaw lighted signs ad been discussed

{ community and business } Susan Swartzwelder for Small Business Do you have a business idea that has been nagging at you for months or even years? Why not explore the idea, test the waters and take the leap? The key to success is simple: get clear, get support and get started. Get a clear vision. If you had the chance to start a business, what would it be? Go ahead, close your eyes, and then imagine you have permission to start that small business. See yourself working in the business. Do you see your customers? Do they love your product or service? Do you feel the excitement? Are you smiling? If so, you just might be an entrepreneur. The biggest challenge for many new entrepreneurs is getting their vision out of their head and on to paper so they can create an action plan. This is a critical step that takes time and patience, but is well worth the effort. In doing so, the dream begins to take form and forward motion begins. It’s incredibly exciting for me as I help my clients move from believing they can do it to knowing they can do it. A business-planning workshop, either in person or online can help. The structured sessions help you think critically and

logically, and help you untangle the vision in your head. From there, you can map out your action strategy. Get the right support. It’s true, you do need the support of your friends and family as you embark on your new venture. But you will also need professional support. The key to finding the right support is being honest about the kind of help you need. Don’t try to do things you aren’t good at. Since you don’t know what you don’t know, and you can’t do everything yourself, hire professionals who will work with you and teach you along the way. The list of professionals you should have in your corner include: an accountant, attorney, banker, insurance agent, mentor, coach and a business consultant. Each can help guide you along paths that you are unfamiliar with and help you learn what you need to know in short order. Get started. Taking the very first step is huge. But you can do it. Just pick up the phone and call someone to help you get started. And don’t forget to celebrate each milestone. Remember, the startup formula is simple: get clear, get support and get started. Susan Swartzwelder is a small business startup specialist and is the owner of The OPS Network, LLC in Chardon. She is also the founder of Red Key Network, a group for women in business in Geauga County. Susan offers startup assistance through The Business Launcher Workshop and through one-on-one sessions. Find out more by calling 440-6552720 or e-mailing

True Colors Trains All-Stars What is a coach? A coach is a person who helps people decide what’s important for them and see how they want to move forward as a company or an individual. Businesswise, she helps companies with team building and professional and staff development. She teaches company leaders how to coach, as she feels there are times in business to manage and other times to coach. In startup businesses, she can provide tools to keep them going when difficulties and obstacles arise during their growth. Personal coaching helps individuals take their lives to the next level, both in their personal and professional lives. She calls it revealing the secrets one needs to reach an all-star status. Lori Gorrell founded True Colors Coaching and Consulting in 2009 to offer training and coaching which supports measurable improvements in  an individual’s or organization’s performance. She is a certified professional coach through the International Coach Federation and a trainer for The Academy for Coaching Excellence. Her successful, 20-plus year corporate career in marketing, communications and management provide her with a solid platform to support businesses and leaders, providing a competitive edge. Lori has a bachelor’s

in marketing and a master of science in management. She had a coach herself for years before deciding to establish her own business to coach individuals who wanted to take their careers to the next level. She finds it exciting to empower people and/or groups to exceed their own expectations and become leaders. Lori moved to Parkman 11 years ago from Holmes County and found it an easy transition to go from one small community to another. She loves working locally and seeing people make positive changes to see their way through obstacles that would have normally stopped them. Becky P., one of her clients said, “Lori motivates me every time we meet. She helps me take on projects that seem overwhelming and break them down into more manageable steps so I can continue to move toward my dream of being a more successful business owner. “When I seem to be stuck with a situation, she helps me to see things from a new and different perspective. Her years of business and life experience and the way she relates to me as a client opens my mind to new possibilities. I would not be where I am today without her assistance. I continue my life coaching sessions because I see how far I’ve come and I know, with Lori’s help, there is no limit to my success.” Recently, Lori joined forces with Susan Swartzwelder of the OPS Network to provide workshops, which help women launch a new business through the Business Launcher Workshop. Visit www. Contact Lori at 440-391-477 or e-mail info@

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Charlie Ehrhart stands with the Fortuna Construction crew currently replacing sewer and water lines on Sperry Lane. (l-r) Dave Woods, top man; Charlie Ehrhart, MIddlefield Village director of streets and utilities; MIchael Kaiser, excavator; Shannon Clark, pipe layer; Tom Rippon, foreman and Bobby Anderson, equipment operator.

Thirty -Nine Years of Service

By Kim Breyley

For the past 39 years, Charlie Ehrhart has served the residents of Middlefield Village and his title today is director of streets and utilities. Charlie was born in Cleveland but lived most of his life in Geauga County. One of four, two sisters and one brother, he was a hard worker early on. At age 12, his family lived in the center of Middlefield. Charlie, on his own initiative got a job cleaning a bar that was located near where Santamary Florist and Greenhouses is today. He said, “I was the richest kid in the Cardinal School, because I earned about four bucks a weekend sweeping and washing floors on Saturday and Sunday mornings.” And he spent his pay, like every other kid, on candy. At age 18, he pumped gas at a Mobil Station, which was located where CVS is today. Charlie’s part-time employment began with the Village at age 21, in 1970 when Glade Harrison was mayor. He was hired by Joe Usher, Village superintendent, to paint the bottom 6 feet of every telephone pole in the Village, white. He was a good worker and proved his worth, so eventually gained full-time employment performing whatever tasks needed to be done, including laying water lines, emptying trash bins or mopping restrooms. He even recalls sweeping village streets with a broom, by hand. Charlie said, “I loved it and thought was the greatest thing. Being out side every day made it interesting.” Charlie has worked for the Village longer than anyone else and is the oldest employee. He has worked under six mayors, more than 40 council members and three Village Administrators.

For a time, Charlie read every water meter in the village; residents let him know where their keys were hidden so he could gain access when they weren’t home. Many times they would share complaints and comments with him and ask him to pass the information on to the council. When Joe Usher retired, Charlie was supported unanimously by council, and promoted by then mayor, Jan Novak. Charlie says, “I would not be able to rank the mayors I have worked for, they all have their good points, but I am grateful to Jan Novak, for it was she who supported and promoted me to the position I am in today. I have always felt appreciated and have gone into work every day loving my job.” To celebrate his 30th anniversary with the Village, Charlie was presented with a street sign bearing his name at a Council meeting. Then mayor, Bill Poole, explained the service drive in the Village had been named for him and asked him to post the sign in the morning. When he began with the Village, water lines were being installed on Sperry Lane and today the Village is replacing Sperry Lane’s worn-out water and sewer lines. Recently he was asked by Mayor Ben Garlich and council member Scott Kline to cover the white paint on the telephone poles with brown. Charlie is noticing that many of tasks have come full circle. Mayors and councilmen, past and present, all agree that Charlie is one of Middlefield Village’s greatest assets and that he always gives more than100 percent.

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The Power of One

Marjorie (Martie) Williams, one of this lady.” Martie also worked for Best Funeral year’s recipients of the East Geauga Kiwanis Home for 5 years and on and off at Russell Club’s “Big Heart” award, is celebrating 68 Funeral Home when they needed help. years here in Middlefield. Martie is a familiar Martie’s selfless giving was one of the face to many. We can find her today with her reason’s the Kiwanis chose her for their friendly, welcoming “Big Heart” award. ways at the new Ace She fulfilled their Hardware. criteria of showing Martie’s family the power of one settled here in 1922 and of finding a way from Logan, Ohio. to comfort those less Her grandfather fortunate. Over the farmed the land that years her volunteer Giant Eagle sits on. work has included Her uncle lived next the Middlefield door to them where Fire Department’s Subway now stands. Women’s Auxiliary, Dora, Martie’s mother Briar Hill’s who passed away in transportation 2010 at age 94, used committee, nursing to work at the old home visitation and A&P and at Western the Food Cupboard Auto in Middlefield. at the United Both parents, Hubert Methodist Church. and Dora, attended Her philosophy Marjorie (Martie) Williams Middlefield School, is “We were put on which is what earth to help others”. Cardinal High was called until 1962. When This she says she learned from her parents Martie graduated from Cardinal in 1963, who were extremely generous. “We often she joined her mom at Western Auto. Soon had other people in need living in our after, however, she started working for the home.” Many in the Amish community are newly opened H&H Hardware, located on her friends. She was invited to two Amish the corner of Route 608 and Sperry Lane. weddings in June. Martie has been referred For 37 and a half years Martie was a faithful to as a “guardian angel”, someone who employee there and met many residents, never says no when it comes to service. Amish and Yankee. Former owner, Don When she isn’t working, you may find Hunter said, “Martie has a heart of gold. She her out fishing with her 5-year-old great was dedicated and dependable and would nephew or attending Lighthouse United fill in for anyone. She’s a very charitable Methodist Church in East Claridon.

Members of the local Red Hat Society frequent the Tai-Pan Chinese Restaurant in Middlefield.

Tai-Pan Chinese Restaurant By Erica Lam Middlefield is a town filled with a growing culture and an involved community. A part of both these aspects is the Tai-Pan Chinese Restaurant. A well-known local eatery, Tai-Pan has made its mark not only in cuisine but by participating in the community, such as donating to local charities and events. Owners Sam and May Lam always make sure to give back to the people who have helped them build their success. They also enjoy catching up with their customers, some of whom have been coming from the very beginning. “We have some families that come in with four generations,” said Sam. “Its great to see so many familiar and new faces come in every day,” May added. “Some people might even consider Tai-Pan a second home, just like I do. Growing up, I could see the hard work my parents put into the restaurant in order to give customers food and an enjoyable experience.” Their continuous efforts have paid off, with a successful business, growing relationships with happy customers and even numerous awards. They were awarded a Top 100 local favorite restaurant and were even honored by the House of Representatives and Senate for exemplary accomplishment and “an unwavering commitment to local senior citizens.” The town of Middlefield has definitely changed within the past 20 years, but the quality cuisine and the friendly, comfortable atmosphere and service at Tai-Pan has and will continue to stay consistent.

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Dr. Frank Andosca is a chiropractor who is multi-faceted in his approach to helping his patients achieve their optimum health. Acupuncture not only helps to alleviate pain, it assists in successfully treating imbalances in the body. So what is acupuncture? It is a 5000-year-old Chinese system of natural healing without the use of drugs or surgery. It helps to restore proper energy flow to the various organs, glands and tissues of the body with the premise that most diseases are the result of malfunction due to disrupted energies. Acupuncture treatments do not always require the use of a needle. Electric point stimulators and lasers are alternative methods. The number of treatments can vary depending on the severity of the condition. Who can benefit from acupuncture? Numerous conditions respond well to acupuncture treatments. In fact the world health organization, working in conjunction with the International Acupuncture Training Center of the Shanghai College, purports effectiveness for maladies such as acute and chronic pain relief, migraines, asthma, allergies, abnormal blood pressure, fatigue and anxiety, to name a few. Chiropractic removes the obstruction to the flow of life force at the spine. Acupuncture regulates the flow of life force throughout the body and is a great option when nothing else has worked for you. It is also a great adjunct to chiropractic. Total Spine Care is located at 14982 S. State Ave. in Middlefield. Call 321-9936 for your appointment. (Use 440 area code only if out side of area, otherwise just dial 321-9936)

Homecooking at Crossroads Country Cafe For the best in breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, turn to Crossroads County Café. The comfortable family-style business offers loyalty cards, a birthday club, and most importantly, excellent food and service. Judy Breedlove personally trains her cooks. Why? Because she’s picky and wants to break any bad habits they may have brought in with them. And it works. The food is great and there is little staff turnover. The idea to open a restaurant came from Judy’s late husband. She had worked at restaurants and when a prime location in town became available, his idea became reality. Judy makes her homestyle food from scratch and uses as many local products as she can. This is the kind of food people don’t bother to make anymore, and the stuffed peppers and stuffed cabbage are just a couple of the dishes her customers rave about remembering their mothers and grandmothers making. And, if you enjoy breakfast food, breakfast is served all day. Judy also caters for up to 100 people and can fulfill most requests. If you need food for a small party, you can pick it up, and if you don’t see it on the menu, ask. Delicious homemade deserts include fruit and cream pies, apple dumplings, and renowned local favorites, Judy’s deep fried cheesecake and brownies. Judy, a Hamden resident who lives with a Jack Russell mix named Corky and a Corgi named Bella, is active in Kiwanis, and last year was their president; she cooks for the Kiwanis every week and heads many committees for various projects. She also cooks for Relay for Life and makes up picnics for senior groups. Crossroads Country Café is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are located at 15916 W. High St., right next to Roadhouse Music in Middlefield. Call 440-6320191.

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When life-altering moments happen, it can leave us numb with shock, grief and loss. It’s then we need help. When we are least equipped to think clearly, we need professionals we can trust. Professionals like those working at the 133-year-old Sheffield Monuments on Main Street in Chagrin Falls. At Sheffield, the oldest business in the area, the approach is so personal you can work directly with the person who designs your memorial and the person who will craft it in stone. You can touch samples of materials with different finishes and admire completed monuments as different from one another as night and day. Nearly everything is done in house except for the quarrying of the stone: personal consultations, raw material selection, custom and personalized monument design and design execution. The Tichys are the third owners of Sheffield Monuments since 1876. Darlene Tichy has worked there since 1978 and now is president of the business. She describes the Sheffield Monument effort as an attempt to represent the depth and breadth of someone’s life on earth in a memorial. Darlene says she and her family do their best, putting love, care and respect into their work so they can rest peacefully at night, knowing they’ve helped someone memorialize the lifetime of a loved one in a stone work of art. “We will never accept second-rate materials or workmanship,” Darlene said. “We employ the most modern techniques and resourceful designs, while being mindful of the economy. So our superior Sheffield Monuments cost no more than commonplace productions.” The Tichys advise anyone choosing a memorial to wait until they are ready to make a selection. “Don’t be
rushed during a stressful, emotional moment,” Darlene advises. “Ask questions before you decide. After a brief interview, we can submit costs, suggestions, samples and designs. Take time to think about them. For your peace of mind, take advantage of the information our experienced, reliable memorial counselors can provide.” Well-known Sheffield Monument projects in Geauga County include the pavers at the Geauga County Veterans Memorial, the sign for Punderson Golf Course, and the junior fair marker at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. Sheffield has created everything from simple plaques honoring a family pet to a $12,000 monument for a person and her pet in a pet cemetery. Visit Sheffield Monuments at 45 S. Main St., Chagrin Falls (44022), or call
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{ community and business } From Quest for Health The Middlefield Post gave us the opportunity to profile our business, but we believe that bringing awareness of the drug problem in Geauga County and across the country is more important. Prescription painkillers are well-known to lead to other drug use. The CDC just announced that women dying from painkiller abuse is up 400 percent. The problem is here in Geauga County and it will affect each and every one of us in some way. Please become educated about this problem and utilize the prescription take-back centers at the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office and Middlefield Police Department for your unused and outdated prescriptions. We did not write this poem we found it on the Internet from an anonymous author. It is very moving. Quest for Health is located at 16074 E. High St. and in Harrington Square next to Save-aLot in Middlefield (44062). Call 440-632-1231.

Take Me in Your Arms (Miss Heroin) So now, little man, you’ve grown tired of grass LSD, goofballs, cocaine and hash, and someone, pretending to be a true friend, said, “I’ll introduce you to Miss Heroin.” Well honey, before you start fooling with me, just let me inform you of how it will be. For I will seduce you and make you my slave, I’ve sent men much stronger than you to their graves. You think you could never become a disgrace, and end up addicted to Poppy seed waste. So you’ll start inhaling me one afternoon, you’ll take me into your arms very soon. And once I’ve entered deep down in your veins, The craving will nearly drive you insane. You’ll swindle your mother and just for a buck. You’ll turn into something vile and corrupt. You’ll mug and you’ll steal for my narcotic charm, and feel contentment when I’m in your arms.

The day, when you realize the monster you’ve grown, You’ll solemnly swear to leave me alone. If you think you’ve got that mystical knack, then sweetie, just try getting me off your back. The vomit, the cramps, your gut tied in knots. The jangling nerves screaming for one more shot. The hot chills and cold sweats, withdrawal pains, can only be saved by my little white grains. There’s no other way, and there’s no need to look, for deep down inside you know you are hooked. You’ll desperately run to the pushers and then, you’ll welcome me back to your arms once again. And you will return just as I foretold! I know that you’ll give me your body and soul. You’ll give up your morals, your conscience, your heart. And you will be mine until,“Death Do Us Part”.

The Original Middlefield Cheese Co-op The Middlefield Original Cheese Co-op was started in 1959 at the location where Middlefield (Swiss) Cheese now is at the corner of Nauvoo Road and Route 608. In 1992, the co-op sold out at that location to the Rothenbuhlers. The co-op stayed together and bought property on State Route 87 and built a small cheese house to accommodate the Amish, whoever wished to maintain their can milk market. Even though it is a new cheese house the co-op still stayed together, thus the name, Middlefield Original Cheese Co-op. The co-op members own the property and the building. Ed Gordos, Western Reserve Foods, owns the equipment and all the appliances. There is a board of seven directors voted in by the members annually. They meet monthly to oversee operations. The co-op manufactures roughly 20 different varieties of cheese, cheddar being their specialty and others including sharps, horseradish and hot and spicy habanera. There is a nice retail store with show windows to see cheese being made in small open vats. They have a nice line of deli meats and homemade jams made by Miller’s Country Jams. The girls make great ham and cheese sandwiches. Stop by and help yourself to free cheese samples and take home some fine cheeses for your summer picnics. Middlefield Original Cheese Co-op is located at 16042 Kinsman Road, Route 87, 1.5 miles east of Middlefield. Stop in Monday through Saturday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. For information call 440-632-5567.

Country Bird Café is for the Birds Country Bird Café opened it’s doors in April, 2009, and continues to supply customers with quality products at competitive prices. As you enter, you’re greeted with the pleasant aroma of cedar birdfeeders, all made in the USA. To the right of the entrance is a beautiful display of Corinthian Bells windchimes. These chimes are also made in the USA, some parts made in Ohio. Locally made wrought iron shepherd hooks are displayed in a variety of sizes. Seven unique birdseed mixes are blended and packaged daily at Country Bird Café. The Clinger’s special mix is loaded with sunflower seeds and peanuts, and will attract chickadees, nuthatches and other colorful songbirds. Of course, Country Bird Café also stocks other popular birdseed, such as black oil sunflower, sunflower hearts, nyjer (thistle) seed, peanuts and more. A nice assortment of Pine Tree Farms suet is available, along with suet feeders, suet plugs, and seed cakes. Live mealworms are also available. Country Bird Café also carries a large variety of feeders, bird baths, bird houses, and lots of birding accessories. Bird books, wind spinners, flags, clocks, puzzles, and many other items that would make wonderful gifts. Country Bird Café would be happy to special order any birding product you may need, as well as parts to repair almost any feeder. Stop in and check it out at 15444 Shedd Road in Middlefield. It really is ‘For the Birds’.

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{ community and business } By Marie A. Lovas, president In January 2013, Beaches & Dreams Travel Co. celebrated its 15th anniversary. One of my most exciting memories of 15 years ago, in this month of July, was the birth of the Disney Cruise Line. In July 1998, the Disney Magic made its transatlantic crossing to Port Canaveral, its new home and where it was scheduled to be christened on July 25. Somehow I, with my very lucky family, was invited to participate

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Celebrating Beaches & Dreams Travel Co., The Disney in what was called the VIP Christening Cruise. It was one of the most exciting and spectacular events of our lives. The Magic had two 2-day cruises scheduled, one with travel agents and one with the press, followed by the exciting christening on the pier and one 2-day cruise following the christening with a handful of travel agents (we were part of the handful), a lot of press, the WDW board of directors, many

designers of the ship, many celebrities like Sidney Poitier, George Lucas, Denise Austin, Drew Carey, Michael Eisner, Roy and Patty Disney, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and all of the other characters and stars. The cruise itself was going to the fantastic Castaway Cay and back. It was meant to give us just a taste of how wonderful it would be. The inaugural christening itself was done the way Disney does things …

spectacular, in true Disney style! The ship was designed to replicate the luxury ocean liners of the 1930s, something Walt and Lillian would have cruised on. The Magic pulled up to the dock, and Disney cast members, dressed with hats and outfits reminiscent of that same time period, performed and danced before the crowds. It looked as though the complete Navy was there in their whites, standing next to Captain Tom. Live music, vintage automobiles, kites, doves, power boats and fireworks in the sky entertained us. The Disney Magic horn sounded the tune of “When You Wish Upon a Star.” One of Walt’s dreams unveiled before our very eyes. The whole Broadway production reminded me a little of the old 1942 Jimmy Cagney Broadway musical, “Yankee Doodle Dandy/Give my Regards to Broadway.” Disney Chairman and CEO, Michael Eisner and his lovely wife, Jane, drove up in one of the vintage cars as did Roy Disney, vice chairman and animation chief with his lovely wife, Patty Disney, the designated godmother and godfather. Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel in the “Little Mermaid” was on hand to sing. Patty Disney pulled a switch and a 3-foot-bottle of champagne crashed against the side of the ship. There was not a dry eye in the audience and the program ended with a standing ovation. There was champagne and hors d’oeuvres for everyone. It was an experience of a lifetime and we had not even yet gotten on the ship. The whole experience gave me that same feeling I used to get in the Disneyland Park as a child: a strong feeling of patriotism. Something about being in a Disney park always made me feel very patriotic … like this was really America and where the whole world could come together in peace. I never tied my feelings to the song and attraction of “It’s a Small World,” but I suppose it was a part of it. The lyrics as a whole, share this, but the one part really gets the point. “There is just one moon, and one golden sun, and a smile means friendship to everyone. Though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide, it’s a small world after all.” Long before Epcot, guests from all nations came to Disney and the world was peaceful in the magical Land of Disney. Maybe it was because everyone was smiling, no matter where they came from.

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y Cruise Line and the Disney Magic 15th Anniversaries together and laugh and smile and be happy. For today, we just want to say Happy 15th Anniversary to Beaches & Dreams Travel Co, The Disney Cruise Line, The Disney Magic and, oh by the way, as of print date of this newspaper, there are only 4 more shopping days till my birthday!

designated “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.” I am also a Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS), Oahu Destination Specialist (ODS), AM Resorts Specialist, Outrigger Specialist and Master Cruise Counselor.” This July, we may get out the video of that exciting day in 1998, and watch it

Marie Thanks for making our Disney Trip truly special. We know you went above and beyond expecially considering this particular vacation was full of many twists and turns. We had a terrific time and the memories will last a lifetime. Hopefully we can get together to share our picture album. THANK YOU GOD BLESS John, Barb and crew

The Kessinger family (l-r) John (Grandpa), Rob, Ally, Ryan, Rebecca, Nicholas, Jonathan, (back) Grandma Barb, Cristy and Greg. Continued from Page 8 The brand new terminal at Port Canaveral was beautiful and unlike any other terminal in the industry. It featured a one-of-a-kind 13,000 square foot poured terrazzo tile floor map of the Caribbean, and the sailing route of Disney Cruise Line’s first ships. In the middle of the “ocean map,” guests encountered a museum-quality model of the Disney ships. The terminal was big, roomy and had plenty of area for the 2,400 passengers. Checking in was simple. Walking from the registration area onto the ship, we passed through a Mickey shaped entrance and were greeted … Disney style ... by several of the cast members who welcomed us onboard and offered help and directions to find our cabin. We did find the cabin easily … and what a cabin it was; can you believe there were two bathrooms in each room? They called it split bathrooms. One with sink and toilet and one with sink and tub/shower. Something else that impressed us, then and continues to impress us with each cruise we take, is that all our luggage was already there waiting for us. (Only on a Disney ship will you see this.) The dining was unbelievable with three different themed restaurants. The food and venues were incredible. We went to a different restaurant every night and our wait staff followed us. This had never been done in the cruise industry before and yet continues on all of the Disney ships today and gets even better with Disney’s newer ships. There were five restaurants (rotational dining was introduced between three restaurants where the wait staff followed us), many quick-finger-food locations, three adult-only night clubs, two family night clubs, a Broadway production theatre, a first-class movie theatre, clubs for kids 3 through 17, basketball, ping pong, shuffle board, room service, four swimming pools (one adults only) and much, much more. The Broadway style productions shown in the Walt Disney Theatre were and still are better than Broadway. My favorite and the one that Broadway wanted, but Disney would never let it off the ship, was Disney Dreams. They have made it even better and by the time I took my transatlantic crossing in May 2007, they had changed the name to “Disney Dreams, An Enchanted Classic.” “Disney Dreams” was a brand-new

bedtime story with a young lady named Ann Marie, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Cinderella, the Little Mermaid and others. The show was for the whole family: adults, teens and kids. We thoroughly enjoyed it and we had teenage boys with us. In fact, we liked it so much that we all went to two of the three showings. We saw the late show ... and most of the audience were adults and teenagers. The applause and cheering was deafening at the end of each performance and there was always a standing ovation. On that christening cruise, in a conversation with Michael Eisner, he told me I was going to really like this production and yes, he was right as he so often was. Every time I have the chance to go on the Magic or the Wonder, this is a must see for me. Can you believe I have taken a 3-day Disney cruise just to see this production, not once but numerous times? There were many opportunities to speak with the celebrities. I had a fun, touching and humorous encounter with Roy Disney in the gift shop. My son, Tim, got a private tour of the spa from the daughter of the owners of all of the spas on all of the ships. Michael Eisner was in the spa and having a private hot tub soak where Tim and he had a great 15-minute conversation. Castaway Cay, the private island is probably as close to heaven on earth as one could get. It was wonderful on that hot sunny July day in 1998 and is even better today. The barbeque is delicious and hearty. The waves were just right and the water looked like someone painted this beautiful scene and laid it down for our enjoyment. Writing about and recalling this memory has brought tears to my eyes. Yes, I have always been very passionate about Disney, having been raised in the middle of the Magic when Disneyland was in the planning stages and opening in July 1955. I was there. But that is a story for another day. There are now four beautiful cruise ships as part of the Disney Cruise Line fleet. The Magic, the Wonder, the Dream and the Fantasy. Try just one and you will be hooked. Call any one of my very qualified and experienced agents, Cheryl, Pam, Kristen, and Jody or partner support staff William, Tim and Rodney at 1-877-R-Dreams (887-737-3267). They have all of the answers and experience to get you a great Disney Vacation or cruise. Our agency is a

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We had a great time at Disney and Marie did a wonderful job planning everything for us! It was so nice to step off the plane and be whisked away to the park. Everything was taken care of and all we had to do was have fun! Marie booked amazing meals and character dinners for us. We LOVED the club level at the Contemporary! It was awesome! We made so many memories that will last a lifetime. We can’t wait to plan our next trip! :) Thanks, Jen

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Our Disney vacation to the Western Caribbean was absolutely wonderful! With sunshine and 80 degrees everyday, it was just what the doctor ordered since 2 weeks before the trip, I had broken my foot.

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This trip was planned as a graduation gift for my daughter Emily, who’s life-long dream has been to “swim with the dolphins!” She experienced this and much more on her excursions in Mexico and on Disney’s private island. With activities for our 11 year old, and a place for her to meet new friends, we didn’t have to worry about her safety or her getting “bored” the whole trip! My husband and I dined at Palo the first night of our cruise. This “sunset” dinner on the ocean was truly a memorable experience. The food was amazing, starting with a”pre-appetizer” and ending with a wonderful trio of desserts. It was well-worth the extra cost to dine with such elegance and abundance of food. Upon the suggestion of Marie, I had a scooter on the boat due to my broken foot that helped me maneuver very well on this large ship. Everyone was very nice and accommodating during my trip! The shows were great, the staff was wonderful and this was voted “BEST VACATION EVER “ by the whole family. Our travel agent, Marie Lovas was responsible for many of the “extra” little things that made our trip easier with my broken foot and also the nice little surprises, like a bottle of champaign and Sparkling Apple Cider (for the girls) with a box of chocolates waiting in our room the first night we had returned from activities! She thought of everything, including having a wheelchair ready for me at the airport. Her advice was invaluable on many things, we would not have known or considered on our own. Thank you Marie! Wonderful memories! We cannot wait for our next Disney cruise! Bill, Brenda, Katie McGee and Emily Osmeloski

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There is a new tradition that has its beginnings in beautiful Burton. The Burton Family Restaurant, (formerly Belle’s) on Burton Square, is committed to providing great food at great prices and is sure to please everyone who gives them a try. Now more than 6-months later, it is apparent that the new ownership is here for the long haul, especially after experiencing the great food and service. Many folks have already enjoyed the Friday Fish Fry, the Sunday Breakfast Buffet, and the Soup and Salad Bar. The Soup and Salad Bar is a great way to enjoy lunch. The Friday Fish Fry is an all- you-can-eat amazing treat, fit for the whole family. The menu is sure to provide something for everyone. My favorite is the fried chicken. If you want a light crispy, fresh, juicy chicken dish, this is one you can’t ignore. Of course, the breakfast specials give you an excuse to leave for work early so you can enjoy fresh coffee and a great meal to start your day. The homemade pies, by themselves, will keep you coming back for more. It is obvious that this very comfortable eatery, under this ownership, will be a part of the community for many years to come. Owners, Moe and his wife Amanda, are genuinely nice folks, and they are committed to making The Burton Family Restaurant the best it can be. As Moe gave me a tour of the establishment, I could not help but notice the amazing cleanliness of every nook and cranny. It is not uncommon for Moe or Amanda to greet you at your table to say hello and to ensure your satisfaction. This restaurant has been a Geauga landmark for many years, and now Moe and Amanda have made it better than ever and are constantly striving to keep it that way. Now that summertime is upon us, everyone should enjoy the outdoor deck that has a great view of the square while sitting at an umbrella-covered table. We need more people like Moe and Amanda to invest in our area, keep our community on the move and provide employment in such a positive way. To find out more about this Burton tradition go to www. or call 440-834-8812. Or, just plan on going to 14609 W. Park Street, on beautiful Burton Square, and enjoy yourself at The Burton Family Restaurant.

Middlefield’s Hometown Sears For over 100 years, Sears. Roebuck and Co. has been synonymous with trust and quality. That spirit and dedication to service and quality are kept alive in Middlefield at the locally owned Sears Hometown Store. It is a partnership between Sears and the local owner, Ed Wolski. The local store carries an extensive selection of the most popular names in home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, electronics, mattresses and more. However, almost anything that can be purchased from Sears on their Web site, Tools, to blue jeans, to cosmetics, can be shipped to and picked up from the store without paying shipping and handling fees. Customers benefit from powerful product assortments with brands like Kenmore, Craftsman, Maytag, GE, Diehard and Sealy while dealing with local ownership that is dedicated to customer service and the local community. Products are backed by Sears, which also provides nationwide service. The store accepts the Sears Card along with all major credit cards. Layaway options are available for most items sold. The store is located in Harrington Square at 15561 W. High Street, Middlefield (44062). 440-632-6363. The store is open 7 days a week. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Owners At Jerry Kehoe Used Cars In the heart of Garrettsville, there is a business that has been part of the community for over 33 years. We are talking about Jerry Kehoe Used Cars. If you have ever been to this little community with a familiar down-home feel you can’t miss it. Now under new ownership and management and still in the same location, lifelong area residents Eric and Meredith Hedge will see that you are treated with excellent care. With a sincere honest approach rarely found in any type of business venture, Eric has been a part of this organization for about 12 years and is now the new owner along with his wife Meredith. With vehicles for sale starting under $2,000, this is the perfect place for the budget minded vehicle buyer. Along with a very helpful staff, including Bill the sales manager, Fred the service manager and three technicians in the shop, this is a unique place to buy a vehicle and they service what they sell. Younger first time vehicle buyers will be pleased with the experience. Or, one may need a second vehicle in the driveway that doesn’t drain the bank account. These folks are just plain down to earth good people who will do whatever it takes to help anyone purchase a vehicle. Meredith says that they will take almost anything on trade “as long as they don’t have to feed it”. With an attitude like that you know they will be around for at least another 33 years. They even have a $24.95 oil change and inspection with no hidden costs. If you are new to the area, you owe it to yourself to check them out and see why Jerry Kehoe Used Cars and Service has been a big part of the area. Located “At The Light” , 10755 S. Street in Garrettsville (44231) Check out the inventory and call them at 330-527-5222 or visit

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“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” ~ Dale Carnegie

{ community and business } Dolezal Wins 2013 Realtor® of the Year

Gold Key Recognized as Top Workplace Gold Key Processing Inc., a Hexpol Company, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces. The Top 100 list features a mix of the best large, mid-sized and small companies. Gold Key was ranked 11th on the Top 35 list of mid-sized companies and the first manufacturing company listed. The achievement is based on an extensive Gold Key associate survey, conducted by Workplace Dynamics, on company leadership, competitive compensation, career development, growth potential, family-friendly policies and more. Workplace Dynamics recognizes companies with the highest levels of organizational health, defined as strong execution, direction and connection with associates. The 2013 northeast Ohio list was published June 16 by The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and one in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to Workplace Dynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees. “We are honored to have received this Top Work Places achievement which directly represents our belief that alone we can do so little but together we can do so much. This achievement would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of each of our associates at all levels of the organization working as a team and focused on daily growth of our associates, business, customers and community. Thank you to all our associates and their families,” said Jerry Saxion, managing director of

Gold Key Processing. Gold Key’s 162,000 square foot stateof-the-art rubber compounding facility is proudly located in Middlefield. The facility has grown to world-class status and the benchmark for the rubber compounding industry with the support of the community, the exceptionally committed workforce and the highly dedicated management team. Gold Key is an independent business unit of HEXPOL Compounding, one of the world’s leading companies in the development and production of advanced, high-quality polymer compounds and is one of only a few truly global companies in the industry. Gold Key Processing offers customers advanced polymer compounds and world-class services backed by a family of associates who are dedicated to personal, professional, community and customer growth. This long term growth, which is an overall goal, is achieved through highly effective processes carried out in a safe environment that is characterized by continuous improvements to provide a superior quality product and customer experience. This is made possible by well-trained, dedicated, humble and highly skilled associates who are proud of their work and do their utmost every day to support each other and satisfy our customers. Market segments serviced include automotive, building, construction, wire and cable, aerospace water management, pharmaceutical, high performance tires, oil and gas and green energy industries.

Kent Geauga’s Commitment to Excellence In 2014, Kent State University at Geauga will celebrate 50 years as the only university campus providing higher education in Geauga County. It’s a celebratory year of knowledge rising. Located on 87 acres of sprawling farmland in the heart of the county next to the Geauga County Fairgrounds, the campus’ charm resides in its ability to meet the educational needs of the current progressive workforce and changing world economy. The Geauga Campus has always been touted as Geauga County’s public university with a private school approach and with good reason. Serving over 2,500 students, Kent State University’s faculty and staff embrace the concept of education as the foundation in building the future. Students experience a family-oriented, student-centered environment that integrates civic mindedness and celebrates success stories. The regional campus has always been known for its diverse mix of traditional and nontraditional students. Those lines of distinction have increasingly become blurred as “traditional” students coming right out of high school work fulltime jobs while attending classes. Kent State Geauga’s faculty and staff witness semester after semester, students who successfully complete their degreed program while balancing family and social life, careers and homework. This has become the strength of our students and only adds credibility to career opportunities. Success for the student comes with the commitment to persevere and become lifelong learners. Many of our graduates continue to live and enjoy careers in this region. Success is embedded in the 50-year commitment to providing quality education through retaining faculty with a passion for teaching while scheduling classes at convenient times and offering more web-based and hybrid classes. Our hope is that you will visit our state of the art facility, 14111 Claridon Troy Road in Burton (44021) and see for yourself all the reasons to enroll today. Excellence in everything; that’s Kent State University at Geauga. Call 440-834-4187 or visit

Mark Dolezal, broker and owner On top of all of his work at the of MD Realty Ltd. in Middlefield, knows Association, he’s also a member of the how to walk someone through a house. Middlefield Chamber of Commerce, He’s owned his own vice president of real estate business Geauga Connection’s since 1987 and has Business Network, weathered the tough a member of the years to emerge Geauga Growth successful. Partnership, Mark has been president of the a member of the Eastern Geauga Lake and Geauga Landowners, a Area Association of member of the REALTORS® for 26 National Association years, serving on of Royalty Owners, various committees a Past Master of the and credentialing We s t e r n   P h o e n i x himself  with Masonic Lodge, Mark Dolezal, broker several professional a member of the designations.  He’s taken on the challenge Middlefield Historical Society and an of coordinating the organization’s 2013 officer with the Parkman Historical annual golf outing and will serve as Society. president in 2014. Mark, a well-known “Mark is very deserving of and highly respected broker has not only this honor. We are very proud been on the Board of Directors at LGAAR to have him as member,” said but he’s served as a director on the State Nancie Grgurich, 2013 president Association’s Board and has attended of LGAAR. On behalf of the entire several National Association conventions Association, congratulations, Mark! and training events.

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Dave Hauser, owner of Hauser Landscaping Services offers goods and services through all four seasons. Customers can count on Hauser Landscaping for landscaping supplies, services and design, and once winter hits, salting and snowplowing. Dave is a hands-on guy, in the business 26 years. He enjoys his work, and so does his family. His 20-year-old son Brandon worked on a loader as early as age 13 and went to Auburn Career Center for 2 years to learn landscaping and horticulture after high school. His father describes him as a hard, dedicated worker. Daughter, Brooke and wife, Monique also work in the business answering phones, taking and writing up orders, and completing paperwork. Dave learned the business and plant care hands-on, starting by doing odd jobs as a farm hand and lawn mower. He spent after work hours and weekends doing odd jobs, a mulch job here; a lawn job there and then realized he could start his own business doing what he enjoyed. He eventually worked his way up to hiring an employee. It was a long tough road, but it paid off for Dave, his family and customers. He now gets most of his business through word of mouth and referrals from satisfied customers. Hauser Landscaping does things the way their customers want. In designing a yard, Dave will either supply the plans on paper or go in the yard and draw it up so the customer can see how the design will look. To keep prices low he has no middleman, he offers the healthiest plants and grinds his own mulches so customers can be sure of getting what they need, such as added compost or manure. This hometown business owner, born in Parkman, honors his word and will do what he promises. He now has 11 employees, among them Chris Vucetic, his operations manager and Ed Stanton. Both have been with the company for about 11 years. Call Hauser Landscaping for all your landscaping and snow removal needs. No

job is too large or too small. They are located at 15668 Old State Road in Middlefield (44062), across from KraftMaid. Call 440632-5126.

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Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8am to 5pm • Sat. 8am to 4pm • Closed Sunday

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Visit Our • Stairs SHOWROOM ! • Boxed Newels • All Interior Trim Unfinished or Prefinished • Hardwood Flooring • Handscraped Flooring • Hand Hewn Beams For That Aged Look • Old Barn Siding Installation Available • Free estimates! Contact Dave C. Miller at (440) 272-5157

7418 North Wiswell Rd. • Windsor 44099

Great Day Child Care Celebrates 15 Years Of Service To Children

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By Gary Lee Cox Great Day Child Care Learning Center is celebrating 15 years of caring for children. This center was founded in 1998 to support childcare for families working in the local industries. We are delighted that we have continued to help companies provide safe and convenient childcare for their employee’s children. Our location on State Route 528 within the village limits of Middlefield was originally named Bass Lake Child Care. Seven years ago the center was purchased by Gary and Carol Cox from their son, Gary S. Cox, who had owned and managed it for 8 years. Great Day Child Care serves clients who travel here for employment from Geauga, Trumbull, Ashtabula, Portage and Lake Counties. We support the Cardinal Schools and are a bus stop during the school year. We offer before and after school programs, as well as a full-time summer program. The Geauga County Bookmobile visits our day care on a regular schedule. The staff and I are actively involved with community events sponsored through the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce and the Village Recreation Department. We are fortunate to have a vibrant and fun community in Middlefield that benefits local residents, as well as many who do not live in the village. I am an advocate of supporting local business, and we purchase Village products and services whenever possible. We accept children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age and are licensed by the State of Ohio and Job & Family Services for 126 children. Our center is a 6,000 square foot building located on 3 1/3 acres with three large playgrounds equipped with modern equipment and plenty of green grassy lawn. The center is staffed at all times with teachers trained and certified in First Aid, CPR and Communicable Disease. We are open 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

El Hombre Barber Shop “A Modern Old-Fashioned Barber Shop”


Hours: Mon - Tues - Thurs - Fri 9-5:30 • Sat 9-3

Country Commons Shopping Center 14895 North State Ave. • Middlefield (Across from the Fire Station)

Great Day has many exceptional people working here daily to educate, protect and care for all of the children. Many of our staff have background in early child hood education and are continuing their education. Our enrollment grows every year; we recently graduated 19 children from our preschool class to kindergarten next year. Danielle Hensley is my director and has provided leadership at this position for 11 years. Danielle has a bachelor‘s degree from Kent State University and Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Lucinda Byler oversees our school age program. She has a CDA in infant and toddler with 9 years experience in early childhood. Elaine Schmitt is our preschool teacher and has been in childcare for 20 years. Ashley Kocab, a 5-year teacher, is dedicated to working with our infants and educating toddlers. She began in early childhood education at the Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus. Great Day provides nutrition and love to our kids every day. We furnish breakfast with cereal, fruit, milk and juice and two snacks during the day. Our curriculum is Create Curriculum; we instruct in all areas of early child hood development from infants to school age, including computer classes and training for all ages. I am a Vietnam veteran and very proud to have served in the U.S. Navy. I offer support to active duty members and their children, and we support the Wounded Warrior Project. We strive to instill good citizenship and morals in our staff and to the children we watch over every day. I have a simple motto, “When in doubt, do the right thing regardless of personal pride or financial cost. Do what is best for the child and the parent.” I like to believe Great Day Cares. Our future here in Middlefield is on a path of growth and improvement. I believe we have a good community here in the heart of Geauga County. There are many wonderful families living and working here. I will continue to do my part to train and educate our family here at Great Day Child Care in order to offer the best child care service for our parents. Great Day does care. I believe with all my heart in our four principals: security, education, recreation and love. Great Day Child Care is located at 14810 Madison Road in Middlefield. Call 440-632-1832.

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EcoWater/Servisoft of Middlefield, Inc.

Established in 1965 by Chuck and Ella Hall and still family owned and operated, EcoWater/ Servisoft of Middlefield, Inc. is a residential and commercial water treatment specialist celebrating 48 years of experience improving water quality. The entire line of products is available for purchase or rental and is supported by salt, bottled water delivery, filters, water treatment chemicals and the ability and experience to service virtually any brand of equipment. EcoWater/Servisoft services Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania and is one of the largest commercial dealers for EcoWater Systems, LLC in the entire country. The complete line of products enables EcoWater/Servisoft of Middlefield to effectively treat and solve virtually every issue a well water supply might provide the homeowner. And their Performance Guarantee backs up every application, which is a promise to you that they’ll make it work and make it right! They have Certified Water Specialists on staff to diagnose any water problems you may be having and to suggest the right equipment for your needs. No job is too big or too small! Celebrating 48 years as the region’s leading water treatment specialists, the founding philosophy has always been to conduct business with the utmost integrity, provide a valuable service with a reliable product and always exceed customer’s expectations. Stop in on the first Saturday of each month for the Monthly Salt Sale and enjoy big savings on Salt, Filters and Water Treatment Chemicals. EcoWater/Servisoft is located at 14299 Kinsman Road in Burton (44021). Call them at 800-992-1188 or 440-834-4612. Visit them online at

D & S Farm and Garden Supply Inc.

Where Good Health Starts at Ground Level By Daniel C. Fisher

McCumbers Brady Realty Group For Your Real Estate Needs

By Dolores McCumbers For most families, their home is their largest asset, and deciding to sell it is a big decision that involves a lot of preparation and work. When you’re ready to sell it’s important to have an experienced real estate professional handle the details involved in the successful sale of a home for top dollar. As an experienced professional, I know how to handle every aspect of the sales process - from strategically marketing and showcasing your home to making sure everything’s signed, sealed and delivered by the closing date. Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure, and may well be the biggest investment you will ever make. It can also be time-consuming and costly if you’re not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don’t have the best information and resources at hand. One of my specialties is representing the best interests of buyers throughout the home buying process. My comprehensive, high-quality services can save you time and money, and make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful. So whether you’re selling or buying a starter home, your dream home or an investment property, why not take advantage of my experience to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way? Dolores has been a full time realtor since becoming licensed in 1975. She obtained her Brokers license in 1988 and managed the Garrettsville Real Estate office. In 2007 she opened the McCumbers Brady Realty Group with her son, Mark Brady, at 8118 Main St. in downtown Garrettsville (44231). Call them at 330-685-4385.

Get to Know Us at Mullet’s Harness Shop By Joe Mullet

The Post asked me to write a little about our business and what we do. My wife Susan and I bought this land in 1993. I had been reading about natural and organic farming for a number of years, so in 1995, once we got the building livable, we decided to do a little produce. We tried a number of natural and organic products up until 2003 and decided that year on Ohio Earth Foods Re-Vita Fertilizers, sprays, etc. The next decision was to start a store and in 1998 we were already selling ABC Plus products, animal supplements. So these were just added to our product line. In 2005 we built the store and warehouse we are still using and have outgrown. Also in 2005 we started selling farm seeds and Agri Energy Products. In 2004 through 2007 I took a lot of classes and seminars on nutritional dense foods. I also added Blue River and American Organic farm seeds and AEA products, and had one salesperson working for us. In 2007 we also took over the water conditioning business, Nash Road Plumbing, from my Dad when he decided to semi-retire. In 2005 and 2006 we joined Geauga Family Farms and really started getting serious about produce. Up to this point we

probably did 2 to 3 acres. But now we do between 10 and 14 acres of produce. Chris, 18, assuming management of the farm. This year he’ll have a produce stand here on the farm open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed Sundays. He will also attend a farmers’ market in Cortland on Thursday evenings and the Middlefield Farmers Market on Saturday mornings as well as provide produce for the CSA, Geauga Family Farms. We look forward to hiring five more people to work 3 days a week. In 2006, I started looking for angstrom sized, naturally ionized minerals and met up with Walt Merriman from Water Divine Ministries. Walt has in 30 years of research and 20 years of educating on natural health, about how the body was designed to work and what causes different diseases. After meeting Walt, we began to carry a full line of Water Divine products and a full line of Now products and more. We do quite a bit of shipping outside of our community. I also want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our customers. Visit us, D&S Farm and Garden Supply Inc., at 4738 Gates East Road in Middlefield (44062). For more information call us at 440693-4632.

“Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for it’s the only thing in the world that lasts. It’s the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for. ~ Margaret Mitchell

My name is Joe Mullet and I am the owner of Mullet’s Harness Shop along with my wife, Bertha. The business was started in 1983 by my father and mother, who owned it until July 2004. Then we took it over on Aug. 1, 2004. We currently have five employees including myself with a few being part-time workers. My brother, Roman, who is one of the full-time employees, takes care of the leather and harness shop for us and does a great job. Then I have two uncles and two nieces who also work for us, which we all very much appreciate. We do all kinds of harness and leatherwork including new harnesses of all varieties. English and Western saddle repairs, custom leatherwork, waist belts, and any small or big leatherwork that we can handle. We are also doing a lot of custom motorcycle bags lately. We also sell a wide variety of footwear including: Redwing, LaCrosse, Danner, Wolverine, Georgia, Rocky, Muck Boots, Keen, Merrill and lots more different brands. We also have a lot of horse and equine supplies including fly spray, halters, dac horse supplements, etc. Our store hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We want to thank all of our customers for their business. Stop in and visit us soon at 16138 Newcomb Road, Middlefield or call 440-632-1527. If you have leather or harness work ask for Joe or Roman.

The Local Hardware Store By Dave Lamppert How did we end up running Hill Hardware store in Burton? The answer is easy, hardware stores are the coolest, most magical places in existence. I grew up going to the local hardware store with my Dad. On Saturday mornings we would go down to the local hardware store, it was in an old brick building on Main Street. I loved parking behind the building, “sneaking” in the back door, the creaky wooden floors, the pungent, unusual smells, and the exotic merchandise. We would go up to the worn, wooden counter and the ever helpful sales clerk (the owner’s son) would say, “What will it be today Mr. Lamppert? What would it be? Paint, nails, bolts, cleaning supplies, or one of a thousand other sundries that they sold there. My Dad was actually a lawyer by trade, but he was also a jack-of-all-trades and could fix things around the house or build things at one of his volunteer jobs around the village. We always needed something. I grew up, moved away and worked in industry for 25 years, but I never forgot the hardware store. When the chance came to take over the local hardware store came up, I was ready for a change. The rest as they say is history. We have now been running Hill Hardware for five years, and it is fun (though sometimes a challenge) every day. It is the same as the old store I remember from my youth, the new chain hardware stores are okay I guess, but I think that they have lost some of the magic. Come by, visit us and recapture some of that magic today.

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Geauga Credit Union, Inc., established in 1956, is a community chartered not-for-profit financial institution in Burton. It welcomes anyone who lives or works in Geauga County to become a member by depositing $5 in a Share Savings account. Once you are a member, you may utilize the credit union for all of your financial needs. Services include Share Savings, Draft Checking accounts with Online Banking and Bill-Pay, Debit cards, Club accounts, Share Certificates and IRAs. Geauga Credit Union also offers many types of loans and is a great source for borrowing money whether you are looking for a new car, lawn tractor or even a horse and buggy. They offer one of the best Visa credit card programs around. Visit Geauga Credit Union’s website at or stop in at their Burton location, 14499 North Cheshire St., right across from Berkshire High School, to learn more. Experience what a difference being a Credit Union Member makes when it come to your financial needs. Equal Housing Opportunity. Deposits are Federally Insured up to $250,000 by NCUA.

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