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Volume 10 ~ Issue 5

Sept.16, 2015

Neighborly News from Middlefield, Parkman, Huntsburg and Surrounding Communities

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Get Pumped for a Pumpkin Party

By Nancy Hrivnak

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here’s a big old Geauga County pumpkin party coming up, and you’re invited. Join in the pumpkinfocused family fun a of the 46th annual Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival at the intersection of State Routes 528 and 322 on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4. There is no entrance fee and all of the festival’s contests, entertainment and attractions are free. There’s even free parking and a free shuttle service from the well-marked parking areas to the festival grounds from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Generous donations of sponsors and the dedication of loyal Huntsburg area volunteers help cover costs. Vendors and crafters will fill two buildings near a midway lined with fabulous food stands. Pick up handmade kitchen dishcloths, pot scrubbers, winter scarves and hats, or browse for other stocking stuffers. Enter a free contest or two, such as Apple Peeling, Pumpkin Pie Eating, Bubble Gum Blowing, Rock Toss, Egg Toss, and Nail Pounding, Decorated and Carved Pumpkins. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to the winners. This year’s attractions include Jungle Terry, antique tractors and engines, a classic car show, the Fort Huntsburg Country Band, the Cardinal School show choir the Cardinaires, The Cardinal Marching Band, a bagpipe performance by Geauga Highlanders, The Usual Suspects Band, country singer Raelynn Debevits, K-9 unit demonstrations by Geauga County Sheriff’s

Smiling Royalty on a 2010 Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival Parade float. (MP Photo/Neil Hunt) Office, and programs by The University Hospital Pet Pals and the Walnut Hill Cloggers. The pumpkin festival parade is Sunday at 2:15 p.m. A pancake breakfast is open each day from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. featuring all-youcan-eat pancakes and Belgian waffles with sausage, orange juice, real maple syrup and a variety of hot beverages. The Fowler Milling Company’s buttermilk and pumpkin pancake mixes and Bob Evans Original Sausage Links with Natural Maple Syrup from Huntsburg maple syrup producers are served. Prices are adults, $6; seniors, $5 and

children 5 through 12, $3. Children under 5 eat for free. To burn those pancake-breakfast calories, complete the Huntsburg Pumpkin Run that starts at 9 a.m. on Oct. 4. The run traverses a scenic part of the Buckeye Trail through Headwaters Park. Registration for the Pumpkin Run begins at 8 a.m. at Grandview Golf Club parking lot. Entry fee is $15, and a free T-shirt goes to the first 50 people registered. Headwaters Park is a 96-acre reservation located in Claridon and Huntsburg Townships. The trail winds Continued on page 2

A Tax Upon You!

y son, Kevin, just started his college repay that debt load. For him it’s worth it. He career this past Monday. His goal is is gifted at teaching and relating to youth, to become a teacher, which I believe and there is no doubt in my mind that he is an excellent idea. His personality and will be successful both in college and in his talents are perfectly suited for such a choice. career. Though who could blame him if he A s   m a n y were a little Americans his depressed over age, he realizes the thought that because of of immediate his particular p o s t choice of graduation career path he debt, and is required to for perhaps attend at least wondering four years of if there were college to earn some way a bachelors to begin his degree. Kevin teaching career is certainly without the n o   d u m m y ; Living in France under its socialist system, whether as a h e m o r r h o i d h e   a l s o renter or home owner is very taxing. (MP Photo/Blau) of a large and realizes that impending his choice of career path means that he is debt. He’s a realist, my son, but he’s also a going to graduate from college with a full dreamer. So I will now begin, for his sake intestine’s worth of debt. Perhaps before he and for yours, to present to you what could even begins his first day of teacher-hood, be another choice. Realistic or not is for you he understands that he will have to start to to decide.

There is a very good chance that within the past few months you have read an article or seen a news report about the high price of tuition for American colleges and universities, about the size of the debt that college students shoulder upon graduation, and about all the creative ways and means to forgive/forget/absolve/resolve that debt that our government is coming up with. As Americans we have grown up knowing that if we choose to go to college we will incur a great amount of debt to have that diploma; it’s not an ‘if’ question as to creating debt to pay for college tuition, it’s a ‘when and how much’ situation. According to most studies on the subject, the average indebtedness for a college graduate in 2015 is $35,000. For some, perhaps most, the debt is worth the price. For those so blessed, the field that they have chosen offers many opportunities for a career that compensates them well for the debt they have created for themselves. For others, their debt to get a diploma in a field they thought was a good idea at the time is now smothering them into choosing between macaroni and cheese dinners or Continued on page 5

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alongside the water, over a stream, and through fields and woods offering a peaceful and scenic run. Sponsors for the run are Dr. Bob Evans, Lucas Pest Management Co., Marge’s Smoke Shop Ltd., KT’s Custom Logos, Kokosing Construction Co., Huntington Bank, Frank Martuccio Asphalt & Paving, Silvercreek Veterinary Clinic, Inc., Schneider Saddlery and Sages Apples. Floats for the Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival Parade on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 2:15 p.m. are wanted. The theme is “Costumes” for people and pets. For information contact Michele,440-636-3368. Schneider Saddlery will provide an award for best-dressed pet in costume. Carved and Decorated Pumpkin Show entries should be brought to the Huntsburg Center Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 3 between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. All entries must remain until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Contest categories are: 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 or newspaper – anything goes, the head need not be a pumpkin, and Totem Poles: five or more pumpkins, squash or gourds To enter the Baking Contest, register Saturday, Oct. 3 by 8 a.m. at the Town Hall. Judging is 10 a.m. 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. Nontraditional pumpkin pies will be entered in the other category. Vista Hearing Instruments sponsors the baking

contests. Register for the Tot King and Queen Contest for ages 4 through 6 at the tent in front of the Town Hall Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. Call Jeannette, 440-636-5354. Giant Pumpkin Show – register and weigh in on Thursday, Oct.1 between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Huntsburg Center Pavilion. Call Jerry, 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. A Classic Car Show will start at 9 a.m. rain or shine. Bring your favorite Classic Auto (no entry fee) Oct. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. behind Huntsburg Elementary School. A People’s Choice trophy will be awarded each day. A Participation Plaque goes to the first 25 cars that arrive each day. The Pumpkin Queen Contest is for high school girls in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades from schools including Berkshire, Cardinal, Chardon, Grand Valley, Ledgemont, Newbury and Notre Dame. Call Diane Hunt, 440-636-5514 by Friday, Sept. 18. A cash prize will be awarded to the elected queen. The Junior Queen Contest involves middle school girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades attending Berkshire, Cardinal, Chardon, Newbury, Grand Valley, Ledgemont, and St. Helen’s. A cash prize will be awarded to the elected junior queen. To register call Jessica Jackson, 440-636-3172 by Friday, Sept. 18. Information and a schedule of events are at and www.

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Want to Learn Something New? By Nick Fagan


re you looking to learn something new? The Middlefield Library has you covered with a variety of informative opportunities

coming this fall. Estate planning and Probate Court can be one thing that many people find confusing. If something happens to you, your loved ones could face unnecessary costs and delays in receiving the assets and property you want them to own. In efforts to educate the public, Probate Court Judge Tim Grendell will discuss Ohio Probate Law and the Probate Court process on Thursday Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Middlefield Library. Learn about Ohio Probate Law, the Probate Court process, and your choices that could avoid delays and save your family time, money, and hassle down the road. If you are seeking to learn a new skill, then check out the library’s upcoming craft programs. A Silk Scarf Printing Workshop is a hands-on opportunity to decorate scarves with fabric paint, stamps, and leaf prints. In

addition, “Insanely Clever Arm Knitting” will teach you the latest craze in the knitting world. There are no needles or hooks -- only your arms, and novices can pick this up skill with ease. Space is limited for both of these programs and they are filling up fast so call to register. Looking to brush up on your computer skills? Call the library to learn more about our basic computer classes. Are you curious about Essential Oils? Visit the library Tuesday Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. to learn the history of essential oils and the value of nature’s first medicine. You will also learn basics of essential oils and how to use them to enhance daily life. Finally, have you visited the Friends Book Sale Room lately? If not, then you are missing out! Discover the best place for deals on books and more weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contributions from the Friends Booksale make many of our programs possible. What will you learn at the Middlefield Library? Stop by, 16167 E. High St. (44062) or call 440-632-1961 with questions or to register for one or more of our educational upcoming programs.

“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” ~ Gary Zukav

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On Sept. 11 many gathered at the downtown park in Middlefield to display signs and show honor for past and present first responders. Several Village officials, police and fire officers attended.

The Eighth Annual Friends of Mike Spaghetti Dinner was held on Sept. 12 at the Cardinal Middle School. This year $21,000 was raised, 510 meals were served, and the funds will support Cardinal Sports Programs. This event honors the memory of Mike Fenselon. (above, back, l-r) Al and Tim Fenselon (above, front, l-r) Rylee and Taylor Fenselon. (right, back, l-r) Chere Fenselon and Lauren Satterlee. (right, front, l-r) Gail Duchscherer and Karen Retych.


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ramen noodles. Students in French high schools have a choice to make at age 16; they can stay in high school and continue their studies with the goal of attending college, or they can leave high school and enter a trade school with the goal of entering the workforce in a few years. The third choice is to leave school at the age of either 16 or 18, and then choose to not go to college or a trade school. This choice is very rare, so we won’t talk about it, except to explain why the choice is so rare; college in France is free! You read that correctly: attending college is free, totally free, in France! For Canadians, for Germans, for Moroccans, for Algerians, even for Americans! All you need to do is get a student visa, and attend college in France for it to be free for you, too! Imagine this, if you can; you’re 18 years old, freshly graduated from high school, you have been approved for your student visa and you’re heading to France to attend college for at least four years, and when those years are done and you have your diploma in hand, you will have absolutely no tuition debt. None! Nada! Nyet! So, this all sounds amazingly wonderful, right? After all, who doesn’t like free? Sometimes something that sounds too good to be true, is. France is probably the most socialist country in Europe, and that means that most of its residents pay hefty taxes. There is an income tax just like in America on those who work, and a social security tax which helps pay for their ‘’free’’ and lifelong healthcare. There is a tax they pay that contributes to their retirement fund, and it is separate and different from the social security tax. There is a tax to pay to live in an apartment, in any rented property,

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called ‘’taxe d’habitation.’’ There is a tax for owning an apartment or a house as a landlord, called ‘’taxe foncière.’’ And if you own your own home and live in it, you pay both of those taxes. There is an annual tax for having a TV in your house. Seriously, you read that correctly, too. Every year the French pay their government close to $200 just for having a television in their home. There is a tax when you buy something, just like in America; but here it’s called a ‘’value added tax’’, and it is usually 20 percent of the cost of whatever you are buying. One day you might buy a coffee pot for $30 in America, tax included. Here, you buy the same coffee pot, and you can expect to pay about $36. Today in France if you want to buy a gallon of gasoline, you will pay close to $2.60 just in taxes for that gallon of gas. The gallon itself will cost you around $6, and in France that is considered cheap. In America we have gotten used to relatively reasonably priced gasoline, and we all freak out and curse the gods of petroleum when it goes higher than $4 per gallon. The car my wife and I drive here in France, a Renault Clio, gets 50 miles to the gallon. That makes the cost of French gasoline a little less stressful. And my knees, and the knees of any passenger in the backseat, aren’t jammed up into our noses. It’s a comfortable car, but it’s not a Jeep Liberty. Now in no way am I saying that living in France is impossibly expensive, that the taxes are unbearable, and that life is horrible because of them. Sure some things are more expensive over here, but there are things that are also much cheaper. It’s a trade off for a transplanted American such as myself; I get to enjoy every single wonderful aspect of France and French life with my French wife, knowing that I am going to be taxed more than I would be were I still enjoying life in my Burton, Ohio home. We can dream in France, we can enjoy a French lifestyle and create fantastic and lifelong memories every single day. We have to be realistic too, though, and understand that a Euro may not always stretch as far as we’d like it to. That is the balance, that is the choice and the understanding of my life here in France. And that’s okay. For me, it’s worth the price, just like going to college is for my son Kevin. Patrick Blau was born and raised in northeast Ohio. For the past six years, he lived and worked in Burton/Middlefield along with his daughter, McKenzie and his son, Kevin, until he recently moved to France and married his wife, Sarah. Patrick and Sarah currently live in Septfonds, a Burton-like village in southern France.



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West Farmington Seniors seated together at the table (above, l-r)Sylvia Kuna, Charlie Pritz, and Betty Parke. Photo right: Ben Melinkovich from St. Elizabeth’s hospital. (MP photo/MK Sly) The West Farmington Senior Center hosted Ben Melinkovich from St. Elizabeth’s hospital on Thursday. Ben is a trauma nurse and a paramedic who now focusses on seniors and fall prevention. Ben also impressed our seniors on the importance of a yearly medication review with one’s personal physician, as well as keeping a current list of all medicines. Walking programs, removing fall issues in the home, and other ways to challenge oneself and stay healthy.

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ever let it be said that I   w o u l d ignore a cry for help, especially from a husband who is a chocoholic, ice cream addict and snack food professional. It’s hard to refuse.  I have been told by others that I am an enabler in that department and I must confess they have a point.  I do the shopping, the cooking and am responsible for these seductive treats being in the house.  We needed to put these sugar filled temptations into protective custody and fast. If Ron knows there is a snack lurking somewhere in the vicinity of his easy chair, he will search until he finds it.  He has the tracking skills of a bloodhound and will flush it out in record time. He asked me to move the sweets out of his sight and that attempt has also failed. He can hear me in the kitchen scrunching paper as I unwrap something or opening the fridge and those sounds alone peak his interest.   I tried moving the  treats to a new, safe location, sort of like a Witness Protection Program for sweets. I told myself it was for his own good but I felt like a body guard by giving the snacks a safe haven, and I was weakening. One time I carried several packages into the basement but Ron heard the click of the basement closet door and when I was busy elsewhere he slithered downstairs to investigate.  (Yes, I said slithered.) I didn’t even hear the floor boards creak. Well he didn’t find the goodies that time but I decided to move them around to another hiding place, keeping a few steps ahead of Ron. A bodyguard has to do what a bodyguard has to do. We decided at one point that I shouldn’t have to give up sweets just

because Ron was trying to so he kindly said, “If you want a donut, just get yourself one, but don’t buy a dozen.” Well for a while I did just that.  I would buy a  donut, go out to the car, slink down in the seat, put on sunglasses, scarf over my head and devour that chocolate frosted delight in seconds. I felt like I had entered a life of crime and deceit. Talk about guilt.  I’m sure, however,  the chocolate evidence left on my lips gave me away. The other day I told my junk food junkie I would be writing in the computer room and he nicely answered, “Okay, that’s fine.”  His light, accepting tone should have been my first clue that he was up to something.  Ordinarily he prefers me to spend more time with him and he views the computer as his competition.  I decided to log off and came back into the living room only to find him walking slowly into the kitchen.  I knew he was up to something because he jumped like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar. The conversation went something like this,  “What are you doing?”  “I thought you were writing.” “Are you sneaking  ice cream this time of night?” Busted!   Ron may have difficulty staying away from sugary snacks but I’m no better being an enabler. Perhaps one more try at relocating the temptations to a more secure area in the Witness Protection Program for Sweets. I wonder if  that little locked fridge contains any goodies. Did you find the key. Ron? Ellie has been a freelance writer for more than 40 years and has written over 400 articles. She and her husband spend as much time as possible at their cabin where they enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. This is where the majority of her writing is done as it is the perfect quiet setting for a writer.

GHTF Thankful for Small Business The Geauga Hunger Task Force, a volunteer-driven organization that supports seven food pantries throughout Geauga County, cannot get by without local support. That’s where Tim Frank Septic Tank Cleaning Company came in.  Tim Frank heard about the growing need for donations for the food pantries and decided to donate $10 for every septic tank that they pumped in April, which enabled them to donate a check for $2,000 to the task force. “We are so humbled by the community that supports those who are most in need,” said Sally Bell, chairperson of the Geauga Hunger Task Force. “All we need to do is ask for help, and people come through.  This fundraiser at Tim Frank was very generous for a small business.  I’m always overwhelmed by the generosity of this community.” The task force pantries, which served an average of 440 families per month in 2014, is completely run by volunteers

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who purchase the food from Task Force donations and support from their own churches. Some pantries receive free or deeply reduced food from the Cleveland Foodbank. The need for food continues to rise, especially for Geauga County seniors. Donations to the Geauga Hunger Task Force can be sent to 209 Center St., Chardon, OH  44024.

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Controlling Humidity Levels: Improving Home Healthiness Our homes should be a haven during hot summer months - a place to escape dangerous heat and humidity and a location where people can stay comfortable. While homeowners give a lot of thought to the temperature inside during the summer, they often forget about the quality and condition of their air. Indoor air quality is greatly impacted by humidity levels. Increased humidity can decrease comfort significantly more than temperature alone. “When there is too much humidity in the air, skin often feels clammy, sweaty or sticky,” explained Jack Stankus, owner of Jack Stankus Inc. Heating & Cooling in Chagrin Falls. “Musty-smelling odors, mold and mildew begin invading the living space and the house becomes a breeding ground for termites, cockroaches and other pests.” High indoor humidity can also damage wood furniture, floors, trim and musical instruments in the house. Some people’s health suffers as well, with humidity leading to an increase in symptom severity for

individuals with asthma or other respiratory issues. How to Control Indoor Humidity this Summer This is the time of year when moisture builds to uncomfortable levels. Here’s what you can do to treat the problem of too much humidity: •Use ventilation fans in kitchens and bathrooms when in use. Ensure your fans are venting directly outside. •Cover dirt floor crawl spaces under your house with plastic to act as a vapor barrier. •Check to make sure your dryer is vented to the outside. •Ensure air conditioning drip pans are clean and drain lines unobstructed. •Fix any water leaks in pipes, toilets, showers, etc. •Clean and repair roof gutters regularly – use covers to keep leaves and sticks from building up in the gutters. •Make sure the ground slopes away from


If you were one of the Preston Superstore was many people to get an oil proud of the support from change at Preston Superstore their customers and employees in May, you had a hand in that have served our country. donating to wounded service Preston’s own GM Service men and women in this area. Manager George Scott was in During the month of May, in the Marine Corps for 18 years, honor of Memorial Day, one served three combat tours in dollar from every oil change Iraq and has received a Purple was reserved for the Wounded Heart for his heroic acts. Said Warrior Project (WWP). Preston Jackie Franck, who organizes the Superstore was able to donate fundraisers, “A few times a year $2,300 total to the Wounded we like to donate one dollar from Warrior Project, and was very every oil change fundraiser for excited to have come up with great organizations. In October, such a sizeable contribution. for breast cancer awareness When choosing a charity month, we give the proceeds to Preston Superstore’s George Scott (left) and Jackie Preston Franck. (MP to donate to, they would have local breast cancer awareness photo/Preston) been hard pressed to find an efforts. In May we do it to honor organization doing as much our veterans for Memorial Day by after Sept. 11, 2001 and their families. and as effectively as the WWP. Started by giving to the Wounded Warrior Fund. Our On that date, America watched in horror veterans for veterans, it began when several family feels honored and privileged to have as approximately 3,000 people died veterans and friends, moved by stories so many customers and employees who including hundreds of firefighters and of the first wounded service members have served our country, and we think it’s rescue workers. Many warriors note a returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, the least we can do to say ‘thank you.’ We sense of duty to volunteer for the military took action to help others in need. What believe that participating in philanthropy is following these tragic events. As of 2014, started as a program to provide comfort part of doing good business and has always there were 57,000 warriors registered with items to wounded service members has been important to us.” WWP, and over 8,000 family members. The grown into a complete rehabilitative effort If you are interested in supporting WWP helps veterans through long term to assist warriors as they transition back or registering with the WWP, visit www. outreach, avocation, civilian workforce to civilian life. WWP serves veterans and for more transition and placement programs, service members who incurred a physical information. We thank you all for your Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder coping or mental injury, illness, or wound, coservice. workshop Project Odyssey, and more. incident to their military service on or

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the building foundation, so that water does not enter or collect around the foundation. •Use down spout extenders that carry water at least six feet away from the foundation. •Seal unwanted air leaks, such as around holes for plumbing and wiring, this is where humid outside air sneaks into the home. Use whole-home ventilation to keep the air in your house fresh. •Dehumidify the air in your house. Use a dehumidifier in addition to your air conditioner to pull out excess moisture that your air conditioner alone can’t handle. In addition to ventilation, controlling the humidity level in your home is a significant factor in air quality and comfort in general. If you or members of your family are experiencing any of the health and comfort issues associated with summer humidity, call Jack Stankus Inc. Heating & Cooling, 440-543-5000, a local HVAC business specializing in Indoor Air Comfort, or visit

Geauga Growth to Honor Founder Frank Samuel Geauga Growth Partnership (GGP) was founded in September 2010, supported by a grant from the Cleveland Foundation Lake/Geauga Fund, and life-long Geauga County resident Frank Samuel served as its first president. The Board of Directors and Mr. Samuel established GGP’s 501 (c) 3 non-profit status, by-laws, committees and task forces, and a charter membership. The mission was established to “enhance the business climate, encourage job creation, strengthen economic prosperity and improve the quality of life for all Geauga County residents.” Mr. Samuel was passionate about building a Growth Partnership for Geauga and he led the organization for three years


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Jordak Elementary School and CIS kids stood out front for 9/11 and raised the flag to half-staff. Parkman Boy Scout Troop 4076 raised the flag. (MP Photo/ Brandon Savage)

CMS Holds Book Fair Cardinal Middle School students have been able to get a jump on their reading this school year thanks to the Scholastic Book Fair held during the first week of school. Students had an opportunity to browse and purchase from more than 50 titles during their lunch period.  Proceeds from the event will go toward the PTSA.

Cardinal Middle School students select from a wide variety of books at the school book fair. (MP Photo/CSD)

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Fifth Grade Lava Lake Team Building Students in Mr. Sherman’s fifth-grade classes got a break from the classroom on Aug. 28 and when they took their lesson outside for an interactive assignment. The Lava Lake Team Building/Problem Solving Activity is a popular, engaging small group initiative activity which provides a rich teamwork challenge for about 30 to 45 minutes.  The exercise involves thinking, imagination, action, fantasy, risk and finding an attractive solution.“There are invariably plenty of key communications and decisions during the exercise that provide for fruitful debriefing,” Mr. Sherman said. “The exercise tends to naturally expose processes and issues related to many aspects of teamwork, including cooperation, communication, trust, empowerment, risk-taking, support,

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Community Calendar

Sept. 15: Cub Scout and Girl Scout Open House/Sign Up 6 to 8 p.m. at Berkshire High School cafeteria. Call Charlie at 440-313-5215.

Sept. 16: Slovenian Sausage Festival Twelve polka bands from noon to 8 p.m. Sausage-makers tempt with finest pork products to win King of Kolbasa title. At SNPJ Farm, 10946 Heath Road in Kirtland, off Route 6, three miles east of Route 306 and six miles east of Route 44. Tickets $10, under 18 free. Call 216-261FAME or toll-free 866-66-POLKA. Visit Sept. 17: Wine and Chocolate Tasting 6 to 9 p.m. Friends of WomenSafe. Sample wines, chocolates and cheeses. Musical styling of Vince Menti. 50/50 Raffle, Wine Pull, Chinese Auction. $35 per person ($25 without wine). At Sharon James Cellars, 11303 Kinsman Road, Newbury. Reservations online at or 440-285-3741. Sept. 19: Wooden Money Show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Penn-Ohio Wooden Money Collectors Club, a non-profit club that collects wooden nickels, is having their annual show at the Middlefield Library. Free, refreshments provided. Sept. 19: NAMI Family to Family Class Noon to 2 p.m. Free educational class, first of 11 held Saturdays. 103 South St. Suite 2 in Chardon south of the Square. Visit www. Sept. 19 and 20: Village Peddler Festival Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7, over 60 $6, children 2-11 $4, under 2 free. Over 175 craftsmen and artisans, food, live music. Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland (44094). www. Sept. 23: Schizophrenia Program 6:30 p.m. Free program about Schizophrenia and family struggles when a loved one is diagnosed with mental health or addiction disorder. At Notre Dame Education Center, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon. RSVP 440286-6264 or Visit

Sept. 24: Benefit for Children’s’ Services Levy 6 to 10 p.m. Supports abused, neglected Geauga children and adoption, foster services. Entertainment, dinner, cash bar, auction, door prizes. At E.O.U.V. Club, 8636 Pekin Road, Novelty. 440-678-8485, . Sept. 26 and 27: Christmas In The Barn at Fullercrest Saturday 9-4, Sunday 10-4. A Craft show with a Cause : Domestic Violence Awareness. $2 Admission. 6415 Windsor-Mechanicsville Road, Orwell. (44076). Sept. 26: GGP HomeGrown Geauga 5:30 p.m. at the Federated Family Life Center in Bainbridge. Tickets, $125 per person may be ordered at Sept. 26: Therapy Dog Open House 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Q & A session with dog trainers and therapy dog certification specialists. K-9 police dog demonstration, crafts, activities, hot dogs for sale, gift baskets raffles, information on area adoptable dogs affordable spaying and neutering, dog training, obedience classes, and training therapy animals. Geauga Medical Center, 13207 Ravenna Road, Chardon (44024). Contact Kate, klt21@case. edu, 216-217-6208. Sept. 27: Greg Weemhoff Crop Walk 1:30 p.m. at Fairgrounds grandstand. To benefit Geauga Hunger Taskforce and Church World Service. 440-286-4671. Oct.3: Amish-Style Wedding Dinner Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. Hosted by Friends of WomenSafe. $30; children under 10, $15. Chicken, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad, desserts. Chinese Auction. At Yoder’s Home Cooking, 14729 Patch Road, Burton. Oct. 3: Horse Management Seminar Register 8:30, program 9 a.m. to noon. At Lake Erie Equestrian College, 10145 Pinecrest, Painesville. RSVP 440-437-8700 or

Rock and Roll to the Rescue, Part Two Rock & Roll to the Rescue Part 2, featuring Eddie Money, will be on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit the homeless animals of Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village. As with the original event with Chubby Checker in January, this fundraiser will be held at the Rocksino in Cleveland. For information visit Humans only, ages 21 and over, please.

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Exercise Programs Chair exercises every Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. and Friday 9 a.m. Sept. 28: Chair Yoga 10:30 a.m. ($3 donation/ class). Walking Program every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Strength Stretch Sweat every Friday at 9:30 a.m. Health and Wellness Programs Sept. 8: Diabetic Support Group, Lead by Lake Health. Sept. 17: Social Worker Assistance, call for information.

Sept.16, 2015

The Auction By Joe Novak


s many of you know I had an auction for the farm and all my worldly possessions, those that I did not take to the new house with me. We had a great day; the weather was perfect and a large crowed showed up to see what was on the auction block. I mingled through the crowd visiting with old friends and neighbors as the auctioneer was selling things that were at one time dear to me. I did not pay much attention to what was being sold, afraid that my PBA (emotional incontinence as a result of my stroke) would kick in and I would start to tear-up. I overheard someone say: “What happened here, did someone die?” “Someday I am certain, however I am just downsizing now, moving on with my life to new adventures and interests,” I told them. It is not easy watching total strangers walk off with tiny bits of your past. There is the urge to yell after them, “You give that a good home now, you hear!” By the end of the day most items and people were gone and the place sat empty, quiet and a bit eerie. I have few regrets going this route

since trying to sell 40 years of collecting would have been a daunting task and certainly more painful, a bit like removing a bandage very slowly. I have also spared my wife and sons from this task and I know they are grateful. The land sold for, let’s just say that someone got a bargain. Once again I am not going to lament since the good Lord has always done right by me and this time He made someone else’s dreams come true. This was evident by the excitement shown by the young lady who purchased the lot with the barn and one-acre pond; she is thrilled and I hope she makes as many great memories there as my wife and I have. Excuse me now as I go wipe the tears from my eyes, put a smile on my face and start enjoying my new house and my less stressful life. Now where did I put that travel brochure? To find out what Joe would do, e-mail questions to editor@middlefieldpost. com. Joe has 20-some years experience in manufacturing and says that as a small business owner, he found that you either learn how to solve a problem yourself or pay to have it done. Joe’s articles are his opinion and are only intended as a guide. Please consult an expert when in doubt.

Burton Library Art Show Calling all artists 16 years and older who live, work, attend school in Geauga or Lake County. Entry night is Monday, Sept. 28 from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Artists may submit up to three works. Pick up an entry form at the library on Burton Square or print it out from the library homepage, Call 440-834-4466.

Flu Shot Schedule for Geauga Seniors Flu shots will be offered at all four Geauga County Department on Aging Senior Center locations though the Geauga Health Department. The scheduled dates for the upcoming flu shot are: West Geauga Senior Center 440-729-2782 on Thursday Sept. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m.; Chagrin Falls Senior Center 440-247-8510 on Thursday Sept. 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Chardon Senior Center 440-279-2130) on Monday Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Middlefield Senior Center 440-632-0611 on Wednesday Sept. 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. For your convenience please call your local senior center to set a time and a vaccine will be waiting for you. Bring your Insurance Card. Cost of flu shot is $35 or $50 for high dose vaccine if paying in cash. Most insurance plans are accepted (Aetna, Anthem, Medicare B, Humana, Cigna and etc). Flu shots are given by Geauga County Health Department. Preregister by calling them directly at 440-279-1950.

Berkshire vs. Cardinal Alumni Golf Outing Berkshire Alumni/Staff and Friends vs. Cardinal Alumni/Staff are encouraged to play in the Second Annual Rivalry Golf Outing at the Grandview Golf Course on Sunday, Oct. 4. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., with golf starting between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Cost is $85/player, $340/team. Price includes golf, five drink tickets, hot dog lunch and tailgate food while we watch Browns Game in the banquet center following the outing. If you, or your company would like to sponsor a hole, we are doing hole sponsorships for $50. Funds raised will be split between Berkshire and Cardinal. The Berkshire vs. Cardinal Rivalry Golf Outing has returned for its second year. This year, teams from Berkshire and Cardinal will compete with the lowest (six) scores from each school being scored. The lowest total combined score will win “The Rivalry.” We will play a four-man scramble format. Each team must have at least two players who either graduated from the school or work at the school (ie cardinal grad + cardinal coach + two friends of the rivalry, Berkshire grad + Berkshire grad + two friends of the rivalry, etc). We are limiting the event to 24 teams, with the maximum being 12 teams per school. There will be no registration the day of the event. Registration closes 9/24/15. If you have a team and would like to play, please register with Brian Hiscox at Brian.Hiscox@ or by calling 440-834-3380 ext. 3624 and send payment (make checks payable to the Berkshire Athletic Boosters) to Brian Hiscox, Berkshire athletic director at Berkshire High School, Attn: Athletic Director, P.O. Box 365, Burton, OH 44021.


Healthy Care: Bully! By Dr. David Fakadej


arning: reflections in mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of ‘beauty.’ S o c i a l l y constructed ideas are the way in human life. Nearly everything is a socially constructed and accepted preference. Once a person acquires that preference, they ‘like’ it (unless they can not or refuse to acquire the cultural standard, which reflects upon something they dislike). Most people ‘like’ what their society or culture supports and sanctifies, which is the base construct of ‘ideal’ regardless of normal. Then in a twisted manner of rationalization we reclassify ideal as normal. To reject a socially constructed idea is to become an outcast. As an example, the omnivore diet is a socially constructed norm. Ask vegetarians if people chastise their diet and they will tell you, “Yes!” I neither support nor denigrate vegetarianism. It is a demanding dietary lifestyle requiring a knowledge of plant biochemistry (as in which plants contain how much essential protein and fat in conjunction with fluctuating weather and soil conditions altering nutritional quality), human immunology (as in food rotation to prevent immune hypersensitization/ reaction), and a large intake of food (to extract at least a bare minimum nutrition

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value to support health). This demanding lifestyle is extreme such that vegans often consider neutral comments as harsh attack. Vegans attack with equal vigor both neutral comment and omnivore comment. It is a sad reflection when anyone is mean to those who are different or ‘abnormal’. This act has a name: bullying! Shaming a person, that is different. I heard vegans say that eating meat makes a person a bully, yet vegans bully equally well in defense. Families pridefully and laughingly teach children to bully at home. Far worse is bullying in health care or professional settings - because of their education they know better, still they bully other professionals and anyone without higher education. Vegans are not alone in the struggle with bullying. Many people struggle with food sensitivities and family and friends intentionally shove reactive foods mockingly in front of them. LGBT (gay) people are openly bullied; women are bullied without words (still without equal pay for being equally human). Racism is bullying; people bully those that are deaf, autistic, those with Down’s and others. Chiropractors, Reiki therapists, intuitives; vaccine damaged people are bullied by government, schools, doctors, insurance, and neighbors. All religions are social constructs and each gets bullied as much as they bully. The list goes on. Society teaches that bullying is normal. More research is showing that bullying, which induces a sense of being caged in (in the closet) unable to express what is normal, as the likely cause for addiction, crime, suicide, sickness/disease, and more bullying. Bullying mocks variety. Bullying is like telling an overworked person in need of time off that they can’t take a vacation ever! How would you respond after 15 years without time off? Angst, anxiety, depression, violence, drugs? Or joyful, happy, and compassionate? People want better health, lower crime, and safer communities and they use bullying to try and achieve that goal; an Oxymoronic conflict. Bullying has no justification. It is a method used to resist learning and compassion as though they are a weakness. Compassion is strength; learning is questionable. Support people that are different. You will experience compassion, diversity, and love. You become a better, healthier person. You will encourage a welcoming peaceful state of mind to those that are different. The need for drugs, crime, emergency surgery, and prison will decrease. Dr. David Fakadej, DC, LMT, is the proprietor at Journey Health Care & Chiropractic, 17652 Munn Road, Auburn Township. Call him at 440543-2771, or email

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By Roger Kruse

Running the Good Race


ou may or may not be a sports fan. Nevertheless, it is often said that Cleveland is “Browns’ Town.” Of course the Indians and Cavaliers also have many loyal followers. While I enjoy keeping up with professional and college athletics, I would much rather be a participant. Three times a week I get out to one of the local parks or buggy paths to have a run. Running keeps me fit and helps me maintain a perspective, that even at age 63, I am still an athlete. Occasionally, I even like to test myself further by participating in a 5K race. Did you know that the Bible says that each one of us is running a race? Yes, how you live your earthly life is compared to your participation in a great race. In Hebrews 12 we are told several important things that can help us to run a good race. 1. Strip off every weight that slows you down. In others words, don’t allow sin to trip you up. Every decision you make has consequences. Think carefully about what you do and seek to pursue a life that pleases God. If you trip and fall, simply confess your mistake to the Lord. He is ready to forgive you and help you get going again. 2. Keep your eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects

your faith. As you keep your spiritual focus on Jesus Christ, your faith with be strengthened. The Savior who died on the Cross for you is now alive to guide and enable you in every circumstance. When you run your race of life, look to the Lord. 3. Run with endurance the race God has set before us. Don’t give up. In your weariness and discouragement you will sometimes be tempted to quit running. Life gets hard. Yet God knows every turn in the road ahead and will give you wisdom and grace for every challenge you face. 4. Remember that others have run before you. There is a huge crowd of witnesses that have already finished their individual races and are now cheering you on. Each of us has someone in our lives who has inspired and encouraged us by their example of faith. You are running in their footsteps. They have finished their race and so can you. None of us knows exactly when and where our race of life will be completed. God, however, is faithful. He has promised to never fail or forsake us. You can run your race with confidence knowing that the Lord is with you. Running with Jesus will ensure that you have run a good race. Roger Kruse serves with One Mission Society as an International Shepherd/Trainer to South East Asia. He, his wife Glenda and family love the rural lifestyle of the Middlefield area.

GGP to Honor Founder Frank Samuel Continued from Page 7 formed as gifts were sent to Geauga Growth Partnership in his memory and the GGP Board of Directors established the Frank Samuel Endowment Fund to support education, career development and innovation. “The Frank Samuel Endowment Fund for Workforce Development is a fitting tribute to an outstanding leader and visionary. Frank Samuel saw the possible and made the possible a reality. This Fund is ongoing and expected to grow over time,” said Richard J. Frenchie, Endowment Committee chair and GGP Board member. Reaching beyond the student workforce training, the income derived from the Endowment Fund will be distributed to support programs, services and workforce development training. Eligibility for grant

awards will be based on criteria established under the leadership of the Endowment Fund Committee. Distributions from an endowment fund are generated only from interest on the principle investment. Because of the outpouring of memorial gifts to the Frank Samuel Workforce Development Fund, the new fund has a start. The GGP hopes to raise the remainder of the seed money required to open an endowment during a live auction at its HomeGrown Geauga event and fifth anniversary celebration on Sept. 26 at the Federated Family Life Center, Chillicothe Road, Bainbridge beginning at 5:30 p.m. Register at or by calling 440564-1060 or

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In Memoriam

Mary Ellen Bagley-Vincent (nee Duffey), 93, of Burton, passed away peacefully at the Hospice of the Western Reserve Hospice House in Cleveland, Aug. 28, 2015. She was born in Cleveland, Feb. 2, 1922 to the late Bernard T. and Carolyn (Ingersoll) Duffey. Mary Ellen, a graduate of Chagrin Falls High School and Oberlin College, was a former Elementary Teacher at St. Joan of Arc School in Chagrin Falls. She was also a voracious reader and an elderhostel who loved traveling. Mary Ellen retained her intellectual curiosity until the end. She will be dearly missed by her children, Mary Lynn (Duane) Duncan of Port Orchard, Wash., Robert J. (Linda) Bagley Jr., Mary Tad Huge of Burton, Ann Marie (Ken) Bagley-Fuhry of Parkman, John T. (Claudia) Bagley of Richmond, Va., Judy E. (Brian) Bagley-Bonner of Palmetto, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Carol Regan and many friends. Mary Ellen is preceded in death by: her parents; husbands, Robert J. Bagley and Chalmer W. Vincent; son-in-law, John Huge and one brother. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Ellen’s honor are requested to be sent to: Burton Public Library, P.O. Box 427, Burton, OH 44021. Online condolences may be sent at

Mary G. Brezo, 80 of Parkman, passed away Aug. 29, 2015, at Arden Courts in Chagrin Falls. She was born Dec. 26, 1934, in Pennsylvania, daughter of Charles and Naomi (Cross) Ramsey. Mary was a Registered Nurse at Geauga Hospital Labor and Delivery and the Middlefield Amish Birthing Center. She married John A. Brezo Oct. 8, 1955 in New Derry, Pennsylvania. They were married 39 years before he died in 1995. She will be missed dearly by her friends and family; eight children, Susan Brezo, Lee Ann (Richard) Costanzo, Scott (Diane) Brezo, Nancy (Wayne) Molnar, Patty (Robert) Humr, Donna Nasr, Robert Brezo, and Dominic (Dena) Brezo; 24 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; her siblings, Charles (Toodie) Ramsey, Betty Fritz, Sara Jean Winston, and John Robert (Jacqui) Ramsey. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband John Brezo; her parents; two sisters, Louise and her husband James Blair, and Twila and her husband Gail McCombs; and three brothers-in-law, Bill Fritz, Joseph Smith, and Ted Winston. Burial was in Overlook Cemetery in Parkman. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Barbara G. Kauffman (nee Gingerich), 82, of Burton, passed away peacefully at UH-Geauga Medical Center Aug. 29, 2015. She was born July 2, 1933 in Burton to the late William S. and Barbara S. (Yoder) Gingerich. Barbara is now reunited with her husband, Daniel S. Kauffman, who died in 1963. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. She will be greatly missed by her loving children, Eugene Kauffman, Carol (Lester) Mast, Willis (Marion) Kauffman, Mark (Esther) Kauffman; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother; five sisters; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband; parents; 3 brothers and 1 sister. Online condolences may be sent to Lisa R. Little, 54, of West Farmington, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at UHGeauga Medical Center, Aug. 28, 2015. She married Robert Little Sept. 1, 1990. Known as a very loving and caring person to everyone she met, Lisa would always seek out the alone person in any crowd to make them feel comfortable and part of the group. She was a best friend to her husband, Robert and “Momma Bear” to her son, Derek. Lisa was the Office Manager at the A Season of Hope Counseling Center in Middlefield. She was also a strong Christian woman and active member of Rock of Grace Family Ministries in Kinsman. Lisa was an Intercessory Prayer Warrior the entire time of her Christian walk even while she was sick and suffering. Lisa will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 25 years, Robert; son, Derek Little; father, Robert Rollyson; mother, Norma (Carter) Perry; siblings, Janet (William) Hodson, Steven (Christine) Perry, Jill Montgomery, Ronnie (Tina) Perry, Derek Perry; many halfbrothers and half-sisters; and many friends. She is preceded in death by her step-father, Ron Perry and brother-in-law, Larry Montgomery. Online condolences may be sent at Betty L. Ohl, 97, longtime resident of Parkman, passed away Aug. 29, 2015 at Burton Health Care. She was born May 9, 1918 in Mercer, Pa., daughter of the late William and Aretta (Thompson) McConnell. She was a graduate of Parkman High School in 1936. Betty married Robert Ohl Nov. 20, 1937 and she spent many years beside her husband in the Auction

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Charles Roger Schultz, 71, of Chardon, passed away peacefully at his home Aug. 31, 2015. He was born Nov. 19, 1943 in Cleveland to the late Charles Richard and Sophie (Niksa) Schultz. Charles had a passion for photography and enjoyed spending time dancing and listening to live bands at the Eagles Club in Willoughby with his loving wife of 52 years, Bonnie (Gogolin). He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Bonnie; daughters, Debbie (Al) Beasley, Chris Schultz, Kim (Dave) Novak; grandchildren, Tyler, Alex, Wade, Paige; sister, Barb (Ray) Muniak; and many friends. Charles is preceded in death by his parents. Online condolences may be sent to

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