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VOL. 7 NO. 3

Sept. 12, 2012


Autumn Activities Aplenty


eauga County is gorgeous in the fall, and here are some activities to get you out in the community to enjoy the beauty of the season. Geauga County Tourism is sponsoring their annual month-long Fall Scavenger Hunt, which will send you to a number of terrific local businesses to hunt down the answers to the scavenger hunt questions. The Hunt’s grand finale will be the Hometown Hoe-Down on Sept. 29 at the Middlefield Market Pavilion from 6 to 11 p.m. The Village Peddler Festival will be held Sept. 15 at the lovely Lake Metroparks Farmpark, which will feature food and crafts from over 165 visiting artisans. Burton’s Hastings Dairy has a number of exciting fall events planned to allow everybody an insider’s look at dairy farms and how milk is produced. On Oct. 6, Mesopotomia will celebrate its Fall Heritage Day with Amish and Yankee food and crafts. The Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival is Oct. 6 and 7, and promises to be an exciting event, filled with food, fun, and, of course, lots and lots of pumpkins. Get ready for a thrilling Geauga County fall jam-packed with wonderful things to do, see and eat.

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Enjoy the beauty of a Geauga County autumn and win great prizes as you participate in Geauga County Tourism’s annual Fall Scavenger Hunt running now through Sept. 29. This fun activity leads you to explore 10 locations within the county to answer questions on a Scavenger Hunt sheet. The “hunt” is great fun for all ages and can be done in one day or over several days. All of the locations are local businesses with various hours, and the questions can be answered by simply visiting each stop. All participating stops are marked with a Tour Stop sign and have copies of the questionnaire available. Stops include: The Flag Store, Fowlers Milling Company, JC’s Restaurant, Nauvoo Family Market, Once Upon a Rose, Patterson Fruit Farm, Quest for Health, Rosepointe Cottage Tea Room, Sirna’s Farm & Market and White House Chocolates. Questionnaires are also available at the Geauga County Tourism office, 14907 N. State St. in Middlefield, by calling 440-632-1538 or on the Web site at www.TourGeauga. com. Completed sheets must be received by Sept. 29, either by mail to the Geauga County Tourism Office or while attending the annual Hometown Hoe-Down on Sept. 29 at Middlefield Market Pavilion. All entries with 10 correct answers will be put into a drawing for an amazing Geauga County basket, featuring a gift from each of the 10 stops. As an additional chance to win a prize, Hoe-Down participants will be put into a second drawing to win 20 free auction tickets. For more information or to purchase tickets for the Hoe-Down call 440-6321538.

Hometown Hoe-Down

The crunch of leaves underfoot, pumpkins ripening in the fields, and the annual Hometown Hoe-Down are sure signs of fall, and this year the Hoe-Down will be a little earlier. Geauga County Tourism will

host their fourth annual Hometown Hoe-Down, Saturday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 11 p.m. indoors at the Middlefield Market Pavilion. The Hoe-Down is the perfect fall evening in the country and features a great country buffet, square dancing demonstration by The Broken Wheels, music by Fort Huntsburg Band, dancing, live pie auction, the Cow Plop Drop and a few new surprises. Dinner will be served from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and the Burton-Middlefield Rotary will serve up beer and soft drinks at the Brew Saloon. “This is our big fundraiser,” said Lynda Nemeth, director of Geauga County Tourism. “The money we raise goes directly to marketing Geauga County to visitors. This helps all of our area businesses, from restaurants to lodging to retail stores, and increases the economy of our county as a whole.” Tickets are $20 per person ($10 for kids 4 to 11) and available now at the Geauga County Tourism office, or by phone with a credit card. To donate an auction item or become a sponsor contact Geauga County Tourism at 440-632-1538 or 800-775-8687. “Like” Geauga County Tourism on Facebook to keep up on all the details.

Village Peddler Festival

The third weekend in September brings people and crafters to Kirtland where the 31st Village Peddler Festival will be held on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. The festival is held at beautiful Lake Metroparks Farmpark and hosts tents filled with handmade treasures and unique items. Food matched to the yesteryear theme with dining under the trees, live folk and traditional music and harvest market complete the festival. More than 165 juried craftsmen and artisans will travel from all over Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Michigan to Lake County to sell their wares. All items are American handmade in the styles of Americana, traditional, country, Victorian and contemporary. There will be old time and traditional music performed by guitarist Bev Newbold, The Silver String Band and The Real Deal String Band. Fiddle, banjo, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, guitar, banjo-ukulele and bass come together for a down home good time sure to get your foot stomping. An array of food vendors will offer up delicious selections such as creamed chicken and biscuits, bison burgers, sausage sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, potato soup and chili, crepes, apple dumplings and more. Visit the gourmet and harvest market filled with locally grown produce, apples and cider, maple syrup, jams, wine jellies, dips, bakery, candy, biscotti, milled flour, herbs and perennials. Shop at the old-fashioned general store Continued on page 2 featuring bulk foods.


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Autumn Activities Aplenty

Continued from page 1 Festival sponsors are Cleveland Magazine, Lake County Visitors Bureau, Ohio Magazine, The News-Herald and The Lake County Women’s Journal. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children 2 to 11, children under 2 are free. Parking is free with gate drop-off and handicapped spots available. Groups and tours are welcome. Lake Metroparks Farmpark is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Road (Route 6) in Kirtland. For details and information visit or call 800-366-3276.

Hastings Dairy Fall Events

Hastings Dairy is hosting four special events that are open to the public in September and October. In addition to these events, the dairy welcomes school tours, group tours, and birthday parties by appointment. Bring the family to experience a modern, working dairy farm that is home to 600 milk cows. A visit to the farm includes a guided tour of the milking parlor to watch the cows being milked, hayride tour of the farm and freestall barn to see where the cows live, visit to the calf area to pet the calves, and displays about dairy cows and milk products. Children of all ages will enjoy the outdoor farm-themed playground and corn box. Younger children will have fun in the indoor play area. All September and October events include the standard activities listed above plus ... Cow Tales Adventure and Storytime: (5 and under with parent) Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. $5 (12 months and under free). Reservations required. This unique farm adventure allows children and parents to tour the farm plus read a farm-themed book, make a cow craft, enjoy indoor play area and have a dairy snack. Dairy Farmer for a Day: Sept. 23 from 1 to 6 p.m. $5 (children 2 and under free). Visitors enjoy hands-on farm activities: bottle feeding a calf, planting a seed to take home, and farming with the pedal tractors. Tractor Fun Day: Sept. 29 from 1 to 6 p.m. $5 (children 2 and under free). Explore a real tractor, ride pedal tractors, climb on tractor tires, play with toy tractors and more. Crazy About Cows: Oct. 12 (NEOEA Day) from 1 to 6 p.m. $5 (children 2 and under free). Discover how milk is produced on your day off from school. Parking is free. Drinks and ice cream bars are available for sale or bring your own picnic. The Hastings Family looks forward to hosting you on their farm. For information, pictures, event details or to make a reservation, go to or contact Brenda Hastings at 440-635-0313 or e-mail to The dairy is located at 13181 Claridon Troy Road in Burton (44021). Continued on page 4


Correction for the Aug. 22, 2012 edition of the Middlefield Post: Burton Chamber of Commerce donated $200 to the Burton Police Department for the Safety Village program.

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Auburn Career Center...................... 15 B & K Salvage....................................... 15 Best Funeral Home............................ 20 Birthright.............................................. 20 Briar Hill Healthcare.......................... 06 Bullis Welding..................................... 19 Burton Family Restaurant............... 19 C. A. Miller Custom Woodworking.. 19 C&B Recycling..................................... 03 Cold Nose Companions.................. 10 Cortland Bank..................................... 12 Countryside Bicycling...................... 15 Craft Cupboard................................... 17 Dutch Country Restaurant............. 21 El Hombre Barber Shop................... 20 El Patron................................................ 16 Esther Detweiler................................ 07 Fall Heritage Day................................ 17 Frank Agency, Inc. (The).................. 08 Geauga Metropolitan Housing..... 11 Geauga County Tourism................. 05 Geauga Vision..................................... 07 Grandma’s Garden............................ 15 Grandview Golf.................................. 04 Hastings Dairy.................................... 10 Healthy Choices................................. 06 Healthy Pursuits................................. 14

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AJ&J Roll-Off Containers................. 09 Auntie’s Antique Mall....................... 03 Bosler Bros........................................... 02 Burton Antique Market................... 03 Burton Auto......................................... 02 Cedar Log Homes.............................. 12 Country Arts & Jewelry.................... 09 Countryside Gazebos....................... 10 Crossroads Country Café................ 07 Crossroads Dance Concepts.......... 05 D&L Flooring....................................... 02 D&S Farm & Garden Supply........... 08 Detweiler Outboard......................... 14 First Quality Power Place................ 01 Garrettsville Hardware..................... 10 Geauga Credit Union....................... 02 Geauga Park District......................... 09 Grand River Rental............................ 11 Great Day Child Care........................ 03 Hauser Services.................................. 02 Hershberger’s Housewares............ 10 Hill Hardware...................................... 07 Hudak Excavating, Inc...................... 05 JS Stairs................................................. 06 Joe’s Saw Shop................................... 15 Kurtz Salvage...................................... 14 Lakeside Sand & Gravel................... 06

MC Studios/Preschool SmARTS.... 09 Main Street Grille............................... 10 Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen.......... 14 Max Herr Well Drilling...................... 13 Merryfield Electric Inc...................... 15 Middlefield Cheese........................... 11 Miller’s Top Shop................................ 14 Monroe’s Orchard.............................. 11 Mullet’s Harness Shop..................... 08 Neetlights . .......................................... 12 Nelson Ledges.................................... 11 Newbury Sandblasting & Painting.. 15 Olde Towne Grille.............................. 15 Pine Valley Bolts................................. 07 Ray’s Repair.......................................... 07 Retro Al’s Internet Café.................... 12 Selinick Transmission Co................. 03 Sitko Counseling................................ 05 Stankus Heating & Cooling............ 10 State Road Battery Pro..................... 15 Studio For Hair.................................... 14 Stutzman Bros. Lumber................... 06 Tim Frank Septic Tank Cleaning Co..13 Triple S Construction........................ 04 Watson’s 87 Furniture....................... 04 Windsor Stairs and Millwork.......... 13 Yamaha of Warren............................. 16

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Autumn Activities Aplenty

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Mesopotamia Fall Heritage Day

The 11th annual Mesopotamia Fall Heritage Day will be held at the Mesopotamia Commons, on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event featuring homemade ice cream, an Amish Bake Sale, and lots more food to appeal to all ages. The event brings together skilled area artisans in traditional Amish and Yankee crafts. Crafters in period costume demonstrate soap making, quilting, rag rug weaving, basket weaving, apple butter cooking, blacksmithing, candle making, leather working, spinning, and much more. An annual quilt raffle is held at 3 p.m. This year Sister Jean the Ragtime Queen will perform ragtime piano music accompanied by her grandson Kenan Leslie on the washboard. Joining them will be Dave Henterly, a skilled washboarditionist who has a unique ability to invoke joyful child participation in this uplifting turn-of-last-century music. Children will be enlisted to play on old spoons, rhythmic instruments and antique washboards. For information, contact Ridgeview Farm at 440-693-4000 or Scott at End of the Commons General Store at 440-693-4295.

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Plan to attend the 43rd Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7 at the intersection of State Routes 528 and 322. Admission, contests, entertainment, parking, shuttle service from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and attractions are free thanks to the generosity of the festival sponsors. Huntsburg’s Jerry Rose has grown a giant pumpkin that weighed 1,549 pounds. This year’s attractions include Jungle Terry, The Ramrod Busters, Antique Tractors and Engines, Classic Car Show, Fort Huntsburg Country Band, Cardinal School Show Choir the Cardinaires, The Cardinal Marching Band, Bagpipe performance by Geauga Highlanders, Northern Comfort a local country band, and the Usual Suspects Band, K-9 Demos by Geauga County Sheriff’s Department, and the Walnut Hill Cloggers. Huntsburg Pumpkin Run: Celebrating its 10th year, the Huntsburg Pumpkin Run will be held Oct. 7 at 9 a.m. Registration begins 8 a.m. at Grandview Golf Club parking lot. Some time ago the Pumpkin Run began at the Huntsburg Center Cemetery drive and traveled cross-country through a farmer’s field and back to the cemetery. Adults ran a 3-mile race and children ran laps in the cemetery totaling 1 mile. The farmer decided to plant his fields for wildlife preservation and prohibited the run from traversing through his property. The Pumpkin Run then hit the road. The runners ran a distance of 3 miles along State Route 528 and then West on Pioneer Road and returned to the cemetery. After a few short years the run was abandoned. Then Judy Rodgers joined the festival committee, and now the 4-mile run travels the Buckeye Trail in Geauga County’s Headwaters Park at 13365 Old State Road in Middlefield. This year the Cardinal School’s cross country coach and students will host the run. Headwaters Park is a 96-acre reservation located in Claridon and Huntsburg. The trail winds alongside the water, over a stream, through fields and woods offering a peaceful and scenic run. Sponsored by Dr. Bob Evans, Lucas Pest Management Co., Marge’s Smoke Shop Ltd., KT’s Custom Logos, Kokosing Construction Co., Frank Martuccio Asphalt and Paving, Xocai Healthy Chocolate by Pauline Burnett, and Sage’s Apples. Pancake Breakfast: Open both days from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. It features all-you-can-eat pancakes and Belgium waffles with sausage, orange juice, maple syrup and hot beverages. The Fowler Milling Company’s buttermilk and pumpkin pancake mix, and Bob Evans Original Sausage Links with natural maple syrup from Huntsburg maple syrup producers will be served. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children ages 5 to 12, free for under age 5. Pumpkin Festival Parade: Floats Wanted for the 2:15 p.m. parade on Oct. 7. The theme is “Cartoons.” Sponsored by T and T Heavy Equipment Repair LLC. Contact Michele at 440636-3368 for details or to participate. Carved and Decorated Pumpkin Show: Entries should be brought to the Huntsburg Center Pavilion on Oct. 6 between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by M. A. Miller LLC. All entries must remain until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The categories are as follows: Adult Carved Pumpkin (ages 13 and up), Adult Decorated Pumpkin (ages 13 and up), Youth Carved Pumpkin (ages 12 and under), Youth Decorated Pumpkin (ages 12 and under). Scarecrows: standing, sitting, straw, wood, newspaper – anything goes and the head need not be a pumpkin. Totem Poles of five or more pumpkins, squash or gourds. Baking Contest: Register Oct. 6 by 8 a.m. at the Town Hall. Judging at 10 a.m. For information contact Bonnie at 440-635-9113. All entries must contain pumpkin as one ingredient. Categories are Under 13, Anything Pumpkin and Pumpkin Pie. Bakers 13 and over may enter traditional pumpkin pies, cakes, breads and other items. Non-traditional pumpkin pies will be entered in the other category. Sponsored by Vista Hearing Instruments. Horseshoe Tournament: Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. Register behind the school on the baseball field. Trophy and cash awards. Sponsored by Weaver Bedding and Pine Craft Storage Barns. Tot King and Queen Contest: For royalty ages 4 to 6. Register at the tent in front of the Town Hall on Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. Call Jeannette at 440-636-5354. Sponsored by Huntington Bank and The Truckers Choice. Giant Pumpkin Show: Register and weigh in on Thursday, Oct. 4 between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Huntsburg Center Pavilion. Call Jerry at 440-636-5145. Categories are: largest pumpkin – cash award – judged on natural weight, natural field pumpkin – judged on largest size, largest zucchini – judged on natural weight, largest potato - judged on natural weight, and largest sunflower – judged on width of head. Classic Car Show: Rain or shine bring your favorite classic auto. No admission fee, Oct. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. behind the Huntsburg Elementary School. People’s choice trophy awarded each day. A participation plaque for the first twenty-five cars that arrive each day. Sponsored by Varner’s Auto Body and Sales, Inc., 10635 Route 87 in Newbury. Pumpkin Queen Contest: For high school girls in grades 10, 11 and 12. Call Diane Hunt at 440-636-5514 by Sept. 22 to enter. Sponsored by Junction Auto Sales and Lee Jewelers. For general information, call Nancy Saunders at 440-636-5197.

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xplore 10 locations within the county to answer questions on the Scavenger Hunt sheet below. The “hunt” is great fun for all ages and can be done in one day, or over several days. All of the locations are local businesses with various hours, so it’s best to check hours before planning your route. The questions can be answered by simply visiting each stop and enjoying some of our great small businesses. All participating stops are marked with a Tour Stop sign and also have copies of the questionnaire available. Questionnaires are also available at the Geauga County Tourism office, 14907 N. State Ave., Middlefield, by calling 440-6321538 or on the website Completed sheets must be received by Sept. 29, either by mail to the Geauga County Tourism Office or you may choose to attend the Annual Hometown Hoe-Down on Sept. 29 at Middlefield Market. All entries with 10 correct answers will be put into a drawing for an amazing Geauga County Basket valued at over $200, and including an overnight to Punderson Manor Lodge. As an additional chance to win a prize, Hoe-Down participants will receive 20 free Chinese auction tickets! Anyone interested in more information, or to purchase tickets for the Hoe-Down please call 440-632-1538.

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he Hoe-Down is an evening with fun activities for all ages. “This is our big fundraiser,” said Lynda Nemeth, Director of Geauga County Tourism. “The money we raise at this event goes directly back in to marketing Geauga County to visitors. This helps all of our area businesses from restaurants to lodging to retail stores and increases the economy of our county as a whole.” Tickets are $20 per person ($10 for kids ages 4-11) and available NOW at the Geauga County Tourism office or can bepurchased by phone with a credit card. If you are interested in donating an auction item or becoming a sponsor contact Geauga County Tourism at 440-632-1538; 800775-8687. You can also “Like” Geauga County Tourism on Facebook to keep up on all the details.

Use your Geauga County Visitors Guide to visit the 10 stops below and answer the questions. Event runs through Sept. 29! (Businesses will NOT answer questions over the phone!) 1) What variety of apple found at Sage’s Apples in Chardon naturally stays white once sliced? _____________________________________________ 2) *At Yoder’s Coleman in Middlefield, they carry a wide variety of lamps, what makes their lamps different than what you would find in other stores? _______________________________________________________ 3) A Historical stroll on the grounds of Century Village in Burton will reveal what house that features a traditional New England double-door and Jacobean staircase? ________________________________________ 4) At the West Geauga Shopping Plaza in Chesterland, what business is next to the License Bureau? ______________________________________ 5) How many additions have been added to the original Burton Log Cabin built in 1931? ____________________________________________ 6) At Geauga Park District’s Observatory Park in Montville, what current information can you learn by viewing the window located on the side of the Oberle Observatory? _________________________________________ 7) *At Geauga Country Meats, in Hiram what is the cost per pound for pork chops?___________________________________________________ 8) Who is the ‘Newest Member of the Antique Shop Family?” at Antiques on the Square in Chardon? _____________________________________ 9) What two plants are planted in the gutters inside the greenhouse at Auburn Pointe Greenhouse in Chagrin Falls?_________________________ & _________________________ 10) *Why was the new “Carriage Trade Boutique” in Chardon named as it was? _________________________________________________________ Two ways to win: Bring your completed sheet to the Hometown Hoe-Down on Sept. 29 at Middlefield Market (call 440-632-1538 to reserve tickets) OR mail /drop off your completed sheet by Sept 28 to: Geauga County Tourism/Scavenger Hunt - 14907 N. State Ave., P.O. Box 846 Middlefield, OH 44062 or go to for more information (*Designates stops CLOSED on Sundays)

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Sunshine Shop Grant Request The Geauga County Sunshine Shop Board is accepting grant requests from Geauga County not-for-profit organizations who serve individuals and families in crisis or need. Requests should be a single page and include organization contact information, purpose or mission, who is served, how grant money would be used and amount requested. Previous grant awards ranged from $500 to $1,500. Grant requests, postmarked on or before Oct. 1, should be mailed to: The Sunshine Shop Board, P.O Box 917, Burton, OH 44021. For additional information on The Sunshine Shop Grant contact Sara, 440285-9141, extension 1263.

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I retested my thyroid blood markers to determine the success or failure of nutritional intervention. Good news and bad news: nutrition worked – a little too well. I overshot and converted to hyperthyroid, along with three patients. The best news is nutrition for hypothyroidism is capable of doing what drugs do for hypothyroidism, and more if proper blood tests are in order and if the doctor listens. Despite converting hypo to hyperthyroid with no fatality or dire illness, there is a fair degree of safe ‘wiggle’ room. However, nutrition altered thyroid blood chemistry so drastically in one month that retesting by the standard three months time is too long. Everything in the body responds to thyroid function and too much can change in one month. I believe there is a difference between medical and natural management of thyroid function. Medical management focuses specifically on the thyroid gland function, which is easy to treat. However, natural management generalizes to whole body thyroid hormone effect(s). It is possible, even common, to have hypothyroid symptoms (effects) with ‘normal’ thyroid function. My results: TSH was 8.5 (hypothyroid) and dropped to 0.010 (hyperthyroid); free T3 and free T4 stayed exactly the same, but the ratio was too high (medically this is unimportant because it indicates liver conversion of T4 to T3, which has nothing to do with the thyroid gland. Bear in mind that T3 (not T4) is the active hormone). Thyroid antibodies, (too high before, indicating autoimmune disease) reduced to normal (no autoimmune). Iron levels went from too high (which clogged the kidneys causing high blood pressure) down to normal (kidney function and blood pressure normalized). Cholesterol dropped from 277 to 198; HDL: LDL ratio stayed in the normal range; but triglycerides rose from 172 (too high) to 266. Finally reverse-T3 was 35.4 (too high) went up to 50.7! Perhaps my liver made more reverse-T3 to prevent excessive free-T3. I believe most doctors suggest elevated triglycerides indicate diabetes, but my HbA1c was 5.0, fasting glucose was 95, and my liver enzyme tests were normal – no sugar problems. Bottom line

for me now is liver stress as indicated by the triglycerides, perhaps from flipping hypo to hyperthyroid. So I reduced the thyroid supplements appropriately and added two supplements to support liver function (not detox). I do not favor detox protocols except in near death. Most people doing liver detox continue to enjoy foods or activities that made the liver toxic, which is like using sledgehammers to beat the liver on two fronts. Detox for me happened when I removed foods toxic to my body 7 years ago. Liver problems for me are not from toxicity, rather from something that challenged normal function. I finished the MS 150 bicycle tour and had an epiphany. The group I rode with enjoyed pizza, beer, and chips, all-you-caneat pancakes, and Ho-Hos at the rest stops. I had non-junk foods to which my body does not react. I realized they (speed bikers) ride to balance unhealthy habits – expecting a net gain of ‘health’. I ride a mountain bike (heavy, road hugging, hard to push) faster than they ride on sleek bikes. They don’t understand how I go 5 to10 miles per hour faster than them. Simple – I don’t ride to balance poor health choices, I ride to prove to myself that my health choices are correct. Lack of sleep, the wrong food, or too much stress and my stamina suffers; do everything correct and I excel. I can’t imagine my ability if I ride a speed bike. My goal is health – bicycling proves success or failure in my goal; thyroid blood tests also help prove success or failure in my goal. For most people, the goal is to balance healthy and unhealthy habits; and blood tests reveal which drugs will keep them from dying. Patients are told that ‘normal’ blood test means they are healthy. We all know unhealthy people with ‘normal’ blood tests. In many people with hypothyroidism, antidepressant drugs help them feel as healthy as their blood test shows! How do you pursue health, and what is your gauge of success or failure? Dr. David Fakadej, DC LMT, is proprietor at Journey Health Care & Chiropractic, 17652 Munn Road, Auburn Township. Call him at 440543-2771 or e-mail

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Good posture is essential for all golf shots, from the driver to the putter. Standing with the buttocks over the heels, a straight spine and a slight bend at the waist will improve any golf swing. Having a limited knee bend will alleviate these types of swing errors. The first flaw to correct is getting the legs too far ahead before impact of the ball. Anytime the body gets ahead of a shot, it will cause a shot to go off to the right. Keeping the legs under you during the golf swing will help to keep the spine from moving forward or backward during the swing, which makes for straight shots. A good exercise to get a feel for proper position is to move the right foot back about twelve inches. Make swings with a mid iron with this stance in order to solidify the proper body position. It is easier to correct a fundamental static position in a golf swing than it is to correct a swing in motion. Whenever correcting a fundamental swing flaw, start off with a slow motion to make the muscles familiar with the change. When the change is familiar to the muscles, proceed to hit shots until the ball is flushed in the sweet spot of the club. Then pick up the rotation to hit shots with the fluency used in a regular golf shot. There is nothing wrong with letting the head follow the shot. Most casual players have a tendency to have the shot follow the head, which isn’t a good recipe. Have Fun. Talk to you soon. Robert Kacica is the golf professional at Rolling Green Golf Course, 15900 Mayfield Road, Huntsburg. Call him there at 440-636-5171.


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Sept. 14 and 28: Native American Sky Legends 7 to 9:30 p.m. Star stories told by Great Lakes tribes and other indigenous people, then night sky viewing if weather allows. Registration not required. Suitable for school-aged and older, wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 or visit Sept. 16: Monarch Butterfly Tagging 12:30 to 4 p.m. Overview of monarch life cycle. Join in or watch naturalists tag butterflies. Play Monarch Migration, a life-sized board game dramatizing the hazards of this amazing journey. Free, registration not required. Open to all ages, partially wheelchair/stroller accessible nets provided or bring your own. Swine Creek Reservation, lake side, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield/Parkman. Call 440-286-9516 or visit

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By John Melaragno Geauga County Fair is over and Hurricane Isaac did not reach out and ruin the weather for us. Unfortunately this marks the end of summer, the kids are back to school and the beginning of fall is near. Some leaves are turning color and are already falling from the trees. This also means that hunting season is near. Be sure to have a good flashlight to see your way to that perfect hunting spot. When you’re walking through the brush just before dawn or coming back in at dusk a good flashlight is essential. Neetlights has a large selection of lights in all sizes, shapes and battery styles. We have lights that run on AAA, AA, CR123A Lithium, and rechargeable batteries. When using your light in cold or hot weather the Lithium batteries work the best. They are also 99 percent leak proof. Alkaline batteries work okay in the warmer weather, but they do not work well in the cold weather and have a tendency to leak if you forget to check them regularly. Most people will put batteries in their flashlight and never check them until one day they pick up the light and it doesn’t work. When they open it up they find the batteries leaked and ruined their flashlight. Lithium batteries are available in AA and AAA sizes and are a little more expensive, but they last eight times longer than the alkaline batteries. Neetlights has these batteries in stock. If you like rechargeable batteries we have them too. We have battery chargers that work with 12 volt or 110 volt systems. Stop in and see our large selection of lights. You may also find some other interesting things we have as well, like lasers, bore sites, weapon mounted lights, headlamps and more. Call 440-218-7153 for details. Tell us you saw our ad in the Middlefield Post and get a free key chain light with a purchase of $15 or more. Visit 14533 N. Cheshire St., Burton (44021) or e-mail or go to


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The Geauga Growth Partnership is pleased to announce a special training opportunity for those establishing their own business or those who have a concept plan and don’t know how to get started. The “Entrepreneurs’ Boot Camp” is three monthly sessions, each session focused on a specific topic helpful to emerging businesses. The first session took place in August and featured “Taking Your Concept to Market. You can still participate in the next two. “Finance and Legal Considerations” on Sept. 22 and “Sales & Marketing” on Oct. 20. All sessions are Saturdays, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kent State Geauga Campus 14111 Claridon Troy Road, Burton (44021.) Register by following the link, http://ggpbootcamp.

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Grandma’s Garden will make donations again this year to the “Pay to Participate” Programs for Cardinal and Berkshire schools. For each Huskie/Badger Paw purchased, they will donate $10 to the respective school. These are great memorabilia piece for alumni, and lots of choices for sports stones are available, painted to match favorite teams or players. Grandma’s Garden owners Sandie and Terry Simmers put one in the new “Spirit Garden” at the entrance to the Cardinal Football Stadium. Fall/Halloween/Christmas molds are now being poured. The showroom was made larger to support a growing inventory and to make room for the “Paint Your Own” parties for a winter birthday party, girls night out or just a fun family activity. The options are endless to paint a unique, custom holiday decoration or gift. Stop in and they’ll be happy to help you plan your party. Remember, custom items can take 2 to 3 weeks to order, so start your holiday shopping early. Grandma’s Garden is in the Berkshire East Plaza, 15065 Kinsman Road, Unit 5, next to Zeppe’s. Call 440-477-0782 or 440-840-7500.

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If you’re looking for good quality lawn furniture that doesn’t take much care, stop in at Creekside Lawn Furniture to look at their cypress pieces. Cypress wood has its own oils, doesn’t rot, and has no chemicals, so it’s safe to eat off of. Left unfinished it weathers to a beautiful silver gray color, but if you prefer a stain, Creekside has three colors in stock or will do custom orders. Each spring, cypress furniture just needs a good pressure washing and a screw tightening, and you’re ready to sit and relax. Creekside always has monthly specials. In September the very comfortable swings and frames are on sale. The A-frame comes apart and stacks for easy winter storage. Each tripod end has a shelf to place your beverage while you sit. There is also a special 20 percent off for all orders placed before Oct. 30, and all the display furniture outside is 25 percent off. Get it while you can. If you have hard to buy for people in your life, Creekside offers gift certificates. Creekside Lawn Furniture is located at 17245 Swine Creek Road in Middlefield (44062). Call 1-888-768-7534.

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Melvin Yoder, the owner of Countryside Gazebos and Outdoor Furniture, got into carpentry as a youngster, and hoped to one day own and operate a shop. He began making bunk beds, and went on to make a wide variety of things. Five years ago a representative from Pine Craft Storage Barns convinced Melvin to make gazebos to sell at Pine Craft and his own shop. Melvin purchased property and moved Countryside Gazebos to Tavern Road four years ago. Countryside Gazebos and Outdoor Furniture is unique in that everything sold is made right there by Melvin and his two employees. They are always open to special orders, so if you don’t see what you want, bring a picture, drawing, or measurements and the craftsmen will construct your dream for you. Some items Melvin and friends produce are gazebos, picnic tables, lawn furniture, birdfeeders, doghouses, rabbit hutches, windmills, copulas, wishing wells, gliders, swings, bridges and cornhole games, but they also build decks and do remodeling, including roofs, siding and basements. Delivery can be sent as far away as Pennsylvania. Delivery time varies, but most orders can be filled in 4 to 6 weeks. Countryside Gazebos and Outdoor Furniture is located at 17071 Tavern Road (Route 168), 5 miles south of Burton and 3 miles north of Parkman. Call them at 440-548-2657. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m daily, closed on Tuesday and Sunday.

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GEL meets the first Friday of the month from 8 to 9 a.m. Upcoming events are Oct. 5 Internships, Nov. 2 Tips and Tactics to Retain Valuable Employees, Dec. 7 GEL (Geauga Economic Leadership)/GGP (Geauga Growth Partnership) breakfast, Jan. 4 Tracy Jemison speaks on the state of the county. Meetings are held at the Kent Geauga Campus, 14111 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. RSVP to Carol at 440-834-3755 or

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Crossroads Country Cafe hosted the monthly meeting for the Red Key Network in August. The Red Key Network is a networking group for Geauga County women in business. Visit www.redkeynetwork. org for more information. (l-r) Judy Breedlove, owner of Crossroads Country Cafe and Susan Swartzwelder, founder of the Red Key Network.

On Aug. 24, the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce sponsored their first annual Golf Outing. All proceeds School System. Nick Hall was the organizer of this event on behalf of the Chamber. (left photo, l-r) The winn Yocum. (right photo, l-r) Matt Smith of RadioActive Electronics, Diane Hall and Nick Hall playing for the Ec

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The Middlefield Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Steak Fry at Swine Creek Park on Sept. 6. (top, left) Kathy McClure was voted in as the new Middlefield Chamber of Commerce president for the 2013-2014 term. She is congratulated by outgoing president, Nick Frank. (right, l-r) Nick Frank and Jay Davis grilled the steaks for all of the Chamber members.

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Crossroads Dance Concepts in Middlefield is very excited, and ready to start their fall season. The studio has twenty years experience in directing top clogging groups with students at all age levels. Clogging classes have doubled in attendance, so whether you have clogged before or not, there is a place for you in the classes. Clogging is a very exciting form of dance with a precise, heavy rhythm, making it fun to do or watch. Crossroad’s Christmas Recital, the season’s highlight, is just before Christmas break. The 2 and 3 year olds featured in the ad on page 5 of our ‘Post’ Fair section, are shown ready to get up on stage for that traditionally beautiful show, to the delight of their families. The Spring Recital in May is an exciting occasion, because all students receive a trophy. Dance is complimentary to academics as it requires six cognitive actions to take place at once. Many lifetime friendships are formed as a result of dance, adding to its pure enjoyment and creativity. Ballroom classes for teens and adults are very popular. Many wedding choreographies are done at this studio to highlight receptions. New this year, is low-impact Latin, an adult dance-exercise for health and enjoyment. Family and monthly rates at reasonable prices are available. Only one costume per year needs to be purchased. Call Barb Coury, 440-632-9510 for information or to sign up. The whole family is going to love it.

Fall Programs at Middlefield Library Storytime is back in session for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and families. Storytime helps expose children to early literacy skills that lay the groundwork for reading while meeting new friends. Pick out some books, music and more to enjoy the fun at home, too. Fall storytimes begin Sept. 10 and runs through Dec. 7. No registration needed, so pick a time that works for you. Babies and Toddlers ages 6 months to 3 years with parent or caregiver. Twenty minutes of stories,songs, and rhymes for babies and toddlers. Tuesdays 9:30 a.m., Thursdays 10:30 a.m. The Young and the Restless ages 2 to 5. A noisy, interactive story program for active children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime ages 3 to 6. Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and fun. Parents welcome to attend storytime or browse the library. Wednesdays 10:30 a.m., Thursdays 9:30 a.m. Family Storytime All ages. Put on your PJs and bring the whole family for stories before bedtime. Mondays 7 p.m. ADULT PROGRAMMING Middlefield Writer’s Group Sept. 4 and 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Improve your writing or work towards publication. Meet with the Writer’s Group on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Everyone Needs a Little Chocolate Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Ken Butler from White House Chocolates will offer a taste of what it’s like to make and sell chocolate candies. Call to register. Book Discussion of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Sept.13 at 6:30 p.m. New members always welcome. Intro to Computers A: Computer Basics Sept. 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. OR 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn basic computer operations, Windows navigation, and files and folders. Space is limited to 6 people, register early. Intro to Computers B: Internet Basics Sept. 26 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. OR 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn Web browser basics, surfing the Web, Internet safety, and basic search skills. Space is limited to six people, register early. YOUTH PROGRAMMING Write Now (Teen Writers Group) Sept. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Share current writing endeavors and get inspired at this writers group just for teens. Doodles and Drawings (Teen) Sept. 13 at 3:30 p.m. Organized doodling and drawing based on the principles of Zentangle. Talk Like a Pirate! (K-5) Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. Celebrate national “Talk Like a Pirate Day!” Enjoy pirate stories, pirate games, and pirate crafts. A Night at the Movies! (Family) Sept. 21 at 6:45 p.m. Call for current movie selection. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Teen Reading Club Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m. Each month we’ll share books on a specific theme and have fun with themed activities and contests. September’s theme is “Bullies.” Middlefield Library 16167 E. High St. (44062), 440-632-1961.

Fall Storytimes at Burton Library The Burton Public Library will offer five storytimes for young children this fall. On Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 11, Preschool Storytime for 4 and 5 years old will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. is “Rockin’ at the Library” for 2 to 5 years old and their families. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. is “All Aboard Storytime” for 2 to 5 years old and their families. Beginning on Sept. 13, Baby Rhyme Time will be held Thursday mornings at 9:30 for infants through 18 months old and their caregivers. Toddler Time for 18 months to 3 years old will be Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. All storytimes are free of charge. Call 440-834-4466 to register for all programs.

Accepting Donations for Book Sale The West Geauga Friends of the Library thank everyone who contributed to making the Summer Book Sale a record breaking success. Donations are currently being accepted for the next book sale which will be held Nov. 7-10. Donations may include new or gently used children and adult books, audio books, DVDs, music, puzzles and games, collectibles, coffee table books, comic books and prints. Donations can be dropped off during regular library hours at 13455 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, next to the high school. Call Mary Ann at 440-729-7683. “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.” ~ Mario Puzo



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Stay ”Posted” at Sept. 15: Maple Mountain Chorus Sweet Adelines The Maple Mountain Chorus of Sweet Adelines, International invites everyone to attend their Sept. 15 Fall Fashion Show at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 401 North St., off Chardon Square. 12:30 p.m. $10 includes luncheon, fashions by Christopher and Banks and entertainment by the Chorus. For tickets or information, Adele at 440853-8012 or Fran at 440-729-1470. www. Sept. 15: Black and White Ball Roaring 20s theme. Alzheimer’s benefit. 4 to 8:30 p.m. $25 for dinner and dance. The Liberty Assisted Living at Heather Hill Care Communities, 12340 Bass Lake Road (44024), 440-285-3300. Sept. 20: Parkman School History Parkman Historical Society presents Parkman Schools from 1901 to 1914 at 7:30 p.m. Community House, Route 422 in Parkman (44080). Sept. 24: Basket Making Event 5 to 8 p.m. Hosted by Bloomfield Historical Society. Make a walnut colored jelly basket with handle. $20 includes materials, refreshments, restrooom. Bloomfield Town Hall on the common, intersection of Routes 45 and 87. RSVP by Sept. 19. Kathy 440-6854425 or Liz 440-685-4582. Sept. 24: Hubs Square Dance Club Fun, friendship and fitness! That’s Western Style Square Dancing. The Hubs Square Dance Club is accepting new dancers. Beginner dances, first night free, begin Sept. 24. Bainbridge Community Church, Route 306, south of Route 422. The Hubs Square Dance Club has been dancing since 1970. 7 to 9:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Bring the family and make new friends. Call 330562-8719 or 330-842-1171.

Sept. 25: Cub Scout Recruitment Rally Pack 76 of Parkman welcomes boys first through fifth grade to learn values of scouting. Pinewood Derby, bike rodeos, popcorn, camping, advancement and awards. 7 p.m. Parkman Congregational Church, 18255 Route 528. Call 440-548-4829. Oct. 6: Tickled Pink Shopping Extravaganza Support WomanSafe. Jewelry, clothing, candy, purses, cosmetics, soaps, food. Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. Coffee Corner to serve sandwiches, cookies, beverages. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $1 (under 12 free) Kent State Geauga Campus, 14111 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton. Vendor space available. Call Amanda 440-413-6637. Oct. 6: Cystic Fibrosis Auction Over 300 items. Doors open 3 p.m. Auction begins 5 p.m. Food, drinks, free coffee. $10 entry gets 25 regular items tickets. 12 and under free. Big item tickets 2/$5, special item tickets $10 or 2/$15. Cardinal Middle School, 16175 Almeda Dr., Middlefield (44062). To make cash or item donations, call Tina at 440-474-4059. Oct. 7: Oktoberfest Polka Mass Noon polka mass, 1:30 p.m. dinner dance $10. Take out pork loin dinners $8, kids meals $5. Pumpkin Pie Judging Contest, root beer garden, 50/50 raffle. Reservations, Deanna 440-785-2028, Karen 440-223-4700.

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{ community interest } Middlefield Village Updates By Mayor Ben Garlich Another busy month at Middlefield many positive comments about the parade Village. Training for maintenance of the and look forward to next year’s event as an new Village Web site is opportunity for members underway. Our banners of our community to come have been posted together and showcase throughout the Village and our Village businesses and we plan on releasing our civic groups. Thanks again national marketing blitz the to all that made this event second week of September. successful. We will be scheduling a Casa Lucia had their meeting with commercial ribbon cutting ceremony and industrial entities to Aug. 24. I was unable demonstrate our new Web to attend the event but site. They will be invited Middlefield Village was well to link their businesses to represented by Council it; this will increase their Member Carl Hornung visibility and create ease Middlefield Village Council and Village Administrator Carl Hornung Dan Weir. This is a positive of communication. A lot of Member addressed the gathering at addition to the Village and work has been completed the Casa Lucia ribbon cutting but we still have a lot to do. I wish them success. I did I encourage residents and and dedication ceremony. have the opportunity to businesses to visit the Web site for current take a tour prior to the opening and it is a information,  beautiful facility and well-planned.  The Middlefield Summer Fest was This year has flown by and it is hard to a success and I appreciate all those who believe Labor Day and The Fair are behind helped organize and who participated. us. We’ve accomplished a lot in the first three This will be an annual event and will be quarters of this year and will aggressively in a new format next year as we build to continue to place our effort in making improve on this experience. I received Middlefield Village a location of choice.

Sign Up Now for Middlefield Rec Programs Middlefield Recreation is currently taking registration for the following winter programs: Pee Wee Basketball, Youth Basketball, Youth Wrestling, Intro to Sports, Preschool Open Gym, Oglebay Park and more. Visit our new and improved Web site at www.middlefieldohio. com for more details. Register now for Adult Co-Ed Volleyball $35 per person (must register a team of 4), 8 weeks, Oct. 5 to Nov. 30, deadline Sept. 21. New sessions of Beginners and Intermediate Yoga will be held on Tuesdays from Sept. 11 to Oct. 30. $12 per class (1 to 4) $10 per class (4 to 8). Non-residents add $5.

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{ community interest } It’s a Small World After All By Nancy Huth It was an interesting and enlightening the Austrian/Hungarian Empire. Soon after, summer for the Middlefield Post, traversing in the late 1800s, they emigrated to America, the canals of Amsterdam, Holland and settling in Cleveland. Bruges, Belgium; the Rhine River in Germany Years later, while I was living in and the Danube River in Bratislava. I went Germany, a first cousin of my father’s put along for the me in contact ride. This was with Jozef my chance Hros, a relative to meet up living in what with relatives had become in the Slovak Czechoslovakia. Republic. He and I had During our the same greattwo months grandparents. abroad visiting Although the my husband’s iron curtain of homeland we communism did not rent a still hung car, but took heavy, Jozef a d v a n t a g e My relatives with a Middlefield Post in Bratislava on and I planned a of Europe’s the Danube River. secret meeting excellent public in Budapest. transportation. For longer trips we traveled Like in a spy movie, I recognized him from with a Eurail Pass purchased in the USA. the flower he carried into the hotel lobby. Our home base was Duesseldorf on the Since then we have met five times. Rhine River close to Holland. After visiting Immediately after the Berlin Wall fell in Amsterdam, we hopped on the train to 1989 and the so-called “Velvet Revolution” Bruges, Belgium, a lovely old city of canals, occurred in Czechoslovakia, Jozef, his wife called the “Venice of the North”. Helena and son Vladislav drove in a beat-up On our trip to Bratislava to meet up with Russian car to Germany. On their return trip relatives, we stopped in Salzburg, Austria to they packed the car full with items they still see some of the “Sound of Music” sites. In couldn’t get in their homeland, including Vienna we had enough time to take a look an old Commodore Computer (remember at St. Stephan’s Cathedral before crossing those?). the Danube to meet my relatives. Today their country is called the My Slovak fraternal grandparents, Slovak Republic (the other half is the Theresa and Stephen Hros, had met and Czech Republic). This summer we met in its married in their early 20s in their small capital, Bratislava. I remember Jozef telling hometown of Brezovica in what was then me he had studied architecture there but under communism he could never visit Vienna, an architect’s dream city only 5 Quality, Amish Craftsmanship miles away. Bratislava still has its small picturesque old town with cobble-stoned lanes for pedestrians and a town square with buildings from the 12th century. Street cafes and small shops sparkle with life. Kitchens, Bathrooms, It’s still relatively inexpensive and almost Entertainment Centers & tourist-free. After a memorable 3-day visit Custom Designs with three generations of Hros’ we enjoyed ice cream along the Danube before saying farewell. The train then took us through the Czech Republic to Dresden, Germany where my husband has cousins. The Church of Our Lady there, destroyed in World War II and left as a pile of rubble during the communist regime, has been rebuilt and towers over the ancient city center. On its pinnacle is a cross donated by the city of Coventry in England, destroyed in the war by German bombers. It’s good to know that enemies can become friends again. Going back to my Slovak connection, it took a quirky turn two years ago when a distant cousin, up till then unknown to me, e-mailed saying he was researching our family tree and asked for information about me. Along with a brief resume I included my Middlefield address. What a surprise it was when he wrote back informing me I had a relative living in Middlefield. It still amazes me to think that of all the small towns in the USA, I should find a relative here. My longlost cousin Richard Gery and I have had fun reminiscing about our ghosts from the past. So watch out! You never know who in Middlefield might be related to you.

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While I was growing up, my family and I went to fairs every year. First to the Ohio State Fair, and then to the Stark County Fair. We were continuing the tradition of my father’s family who met each year for a week at the Trumbull County Fair when he was a kid. Going to the fair has always been the highlight of my summer. There was row after row of food vendors, serving up our favorite fried treats that we got only once a year at the fair. The Canton Men’s Choir was always just inside the gate serving their famous cinnamon sugar apple fritters and song to raise money for the upcoming year. Everyone stopped to clap along when the fair band marched through the crowd playing the Ohio State fight song. As night fell the midway flashed and sparkled with the lights from the rides, giving the fair an extra special feel. But my favorite part of the fair has always been the animal barns. Every fair has barns filled with all types of animals. Barns for cows. Barns for horses. Barns for rabbits, ducks, geese, sheep and hogs ... oh my! Everything from Holsteins to Highland breeds, Longhorns to little lambs, rams with big horns to lop-eared bunnies, geese and swans and a black sheep or two. As we celebrate another successful fair and tip our hats to its many champions throughout this issue of the Middlefield Post, it is fun to see and think about the great variety of animals God has made. The unique shape, size, color and coat of each animal is enough to take your breath away. Walking through the exhibition halls, you see God’s amazing creativity and endless pallet of colors throughout the floral displays. And who could forget the active minds and creativity God has given to each of us to use to the best of our abilities, readily shown through pies and baked goods, lovingly and painstakingly prepared for this year’s fair. The fair is a special place, made possible by a lot of hard work, dedication and love. Through all the bright lights, dusty fields, packed grandstands, old friends and making new ones, we see God’s gift of beauty to us, all around. Pastor Humble is the associate pastor of First United Methodist Church of Middlefield. This is his fourth year in ministry. He spends his free time dreaming up a ministry involving antique tractors. Loving tractors makes Middlefield a great fit for a city boy, who grew up in Canton.

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Sept. 13: Reasonable Faith Chapter 7 to 8 p.m. Christians train to state and defend Christian truths effectively. South Madison Baptist Bible Church, 5441 South Madison Road (44057). Call Mike and Martha Hammonds at 440-635-6255 or visit Sept. 15: Firehouse BBQ Chicken Dinner BBQ Chicken Dinner, Sept. 15, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Grilled chicken glazed with Middlefield’s famous firehouse sauce, red skin potatoes, baked beans, salad bar, dessert, beverages. Tickets at door $12. Kids 7 and under free, served hot dogs instead of chicken. To benefit Church Land Acquisition Fund, 440-632-0480. First United Methodist Church, 14999 Route 608, Middlefield Village. Handicap accessible.

Mobile Food Pantry Standard & Custom Designs Granite • Marble • Bronze Cemetery Lettering Delivery to All Cemeteries Call Dennis Kellogg For Appointment

The Cleveland Food Bank visits Geauga County the second Saturday every month with an ample amount of food to share. 10 a.m. to noon. Rain or shine. First come, first served. Please bring your own bags. Friendship Alliance Church, 19126 Ravenna Road (Route 44) in Auburn (44023).

Community Outreach Here is an opportunity to serve. Join the UMC Meals on Wheels team to deliver meals in Middlefield on the first Monday of each month. Deliveries are from 11:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. You will be a blessing those in our community who receive these meals through the county Department of Aging. If you are interested and would like more information, contact Nancy, 440-632-1930. Thank you!

(Resident of Claridon)

We accept prearrangements made with other funeral homes

440-635-0436 or cell: 440-537-2998 Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm • Sat. 9am - Noon Evenings by Appointment

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“Your option for the ‘best’ care”


15809 Madison Rd., Middlefield (200 yards north of the intersection of Rts. 528 & 608)

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Petey & Lionel

Petey was rescued when my friend found him passed out in her driveway. He was dehydrated and barely weighed a pound. Petey is feeling much better now and is an absolute love. He has the coolest, most unusual coat that is black with a silver undercoat. His back and tail have a silver stripe going down it almost like a skunk. I trapped Lionel in a Have-a-Heart trap after he had been dumped at a cat colony. Poor little fellow had to have 23 ticks removed from him and was treated for fleas and anemia. Lionel’s left front paw was determined to have suffered neurological trauma. Since he holds it up when he walks we have opted not to amputate his leg. Lionel is shy and will need a quiet home where someone will take it slow and love him. He is handsome and silver gray in color. He has become best friends with Petey, so I would like them to be adopted together. Both are about 12 weeks old, have tested negative for leukemia/fiv, are vaccinated and neutered. For adoption information contact Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue at 440474-9721 or e-mail

A sudoku puzzle consists of a 9 × 9–square grid subdivided into nine 3 × 3 boxes. Some of the squares contain numbers. The object is to fill in the remaining squares so that every row, every column, and every 3 × 3 box contains each of the numbers from 1 to 9 exactly once. Medium difficulty

Rearrange the letters in each word to spell something pertaining to dogs.


Fall Word Search




Wellsley is an adult medium-sized female mix. Poor Wellsley came to us as a terribly emaciated stray. Despite what someone did to her, she’s as sweet as can be to everyone she meets. She thinks she’s a lap dog and loves to cuddle. She would like a nice home that will feed her every day. To meet Wellsley, visit the Geauga County Dog Warden at 12513 Merritt Road, Chardon (44024) or call 440-2868135.

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Find and circle the words listed below. Words may appear straight across, backwards, straight across, up and down, down and up, and diagonally. Unscramble the remaining letters to answer the question below. Solution three words, 15 letters. Angel Announcement Baseball Battle Beams Beetles Below Bites Black Boring Brush Bushes Disco

Doubt Drums Edged Elves Erase Evenly Evidently Final Flaps Fried Frown Geese General

Gifts Hills Investigate Islands Itself Kings Liked Liver Oasis Observe Peels Pence Ready

Report Rests Rules Seize Sleek Smile Spear Toast Tough Venus Wasn’t Whereas

What items are commonly used for outdoor fall decorations?

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Dog Training Classes (Obedience/Agility) w w w. t a l l p i n e s k 9 . c o m

Classes in all levels Of ObedienCe and aGility all classes will be held at tall Pines dog training. limited class size, pre-registration is required.

Gail Jaite, Owner 440-632-1099 13769 Old state Rd.(Rt.608) Middlefield 44062

{ classifieds } { for sale } ELECTRIC KITCHEN FLAT-TOP STOVE, 2 years old, like new, asking $350 or make offer. Call Jan 440-632-5402.


TOTAL WOOD HEAT. Safe, clean, efficient and comfortable OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. EZ Heat 440-829-7566.

Middlefield Means Business…

Affordable Carports, Building & Pavillions

COMMERCIAL LEASE ~ Excellent Middlefield Village location. 15,000+ sq.ft. available, including offices, multiple restrooms, service area with overhead door, warehouse area with dock and overhead door. Plenty of parking for cars & horses. Call Mark Dolezal for more info~440-724-3126

2002 & 2001 Kawasaki KX 65s

Good condition. Ready to ride. Needs nothing (but a rider) $1000 a piece – or – $1800 for both call Terry 440-487-4355

CARpORtS starting at $695

See our huge display at:


13065 Mayfield Rd. Chardon • 440-285-2509 • 800-538-2276

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Call 440-834-8900 or 440-632-0782

Call 440-834-8900 or 440-632-0782

INVESTORS WANTED ~ 6100+ Sq. Ft. Commercial Building…Long term tenant in place. Building offers kitchen area, 2 restrooms, office, security system, fenced yard, public utilities. Large paved parking lot. Middlefield Village…$389,000

Middlefield … 309’ of road frontage on Route 87-Kinsman Rd. Currently 2 homes & 2 businesses in seperate buildings are rented on the property. Located near Walmart. Great Traffic. $290,000 FOR LEASE - Busy Route 87 location just outside the village limits. Excellent for Car or Boat Storage, Workshop, Retail, or whatever fits your needs. No zoning. $500.00 per month



15618 W. High St. Middlefield, OH 440.632.5055

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Ken’s Auto Body, Inc. 14430 Main Market Rd.(Rt. 422) • Burton Phone (440) 834-1293 Toll-Free (888) 601-8380 Fax# (440) 834-1112


complete automotive care atv, motorcycle, car & small truck repair OIL Change • Brakes• exhaust• shOCks • tIres

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Mast Metal Sales

Guitar Lessons Geauga

Open: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm Saturdays by appointment

Building Materials

• Metal and Vinyl Siding • Steel Truss Buildings • Cannon Ball Track • Metal Roofing • Shingles • Door Frames & Accessories

Melvin J. Mast 13828 Bundysburg Rd., Middlefield • 440-632-0093 (let ring)


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Middlefield Post September 12th, 2012  

Middlefield Post September 12th, 2012

Middlefield Post September 12th, 2012  

Middlefield Post September 12th, 2012