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VOL. 7 NO. 4

Oct. 3, 2012

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6 p.m. on Sunday. The Chamber will be serving delicious roast (ox) beef sandwiches along with baked beans and coleslaw. All the work is done by an army of volunteers from Burton and the surrounding area. The Log Cabin in the park will be the center of activities. Learn how pure maple syrup will be made come spring and enjoy a sweet maple treat or sit a spell in a rocker and enjoy the warmth Continued on page 2

See What’s Happening “Out ‘N’ About” Pages 14-15

Century Village 64th Annual Apple Butter Festival

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he Burton Chamber of Commerce is combining two fall traditions Oct. 13 and 14, an Ox Roast and an Oktoberfest celebration. The Village Green will be filled with vendors, delicious ox roast sandwiches, a beer tent and foot stomping polka band music. The original German Oktoberfest began with the marriage of the Crown Prince of Bavaria in 1810. Today, the folk festival observance is linked to the bounty of the harvest and the goodness of creation. The tradition of a Burton ox roast goes back nearly 60 years to when the Burton Volunteer Fire Department began serving the hearty meal as a way to raise funds for new equipment. It was later passed on to the Burton Chamber of Commerce to continue the fall ritual. This year the celebration begins both days at 10 a.m. Vendors will display and sell wares around the park until 5 p.m. The beer tent will be open until 8 p.m. on Saturday and till

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he 64th annual Apple Butter Festival is coming to CenturyVillage Museum Oct. 13 and 14. This year, for the first time, fans of this Geauga County tradition will be able to compete for the titles of festival King and Queen, and can bid in a Historic Artisan Auction. Century Village Museum’s Apple Butter Festival has been a fall mainstay for visitors looking for fresh apple butter, the sounds of the sawmill, pottery and blacksmith demonstrations, and pony rides for years. This community event draws in local artisans, food producers and farmers – truly benefiting all of Geauga County. It also draws in over 150 volunteers for the week. Volunteers assist with everything from apple peeling on Wednesday before the festival to

serving as house guides and gate attendants for the weekend. “The volunteers are the life behind this festival,” stated Elizabeth Wantz, curator for the Museum. “We rely on their help and support. This year alone, a new Field-to-Fabric exhibit is on display in the Cook House and the Hitchcock House is restaged and painted. They are stunning.” In addition to the traditional Apple Butter Festival activities, this year participants in the King and Queen contest will earn points by competing in traditional harvestfestival activities, including archery and apple toss as well as contests for apple-pie baking, homemade (non-alcoholic) cider making and apple-pie eating. Points will be awarded for participation and achievement. The man and Continued on page 2

Home Design Inside and Out Pages 18-23

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woman (or boy and girl) who earn the most points will be crowned on Saturday evening and will be given free admission to the festival on Sunday. During their reign, the Apple Butter King and Queen will be featured on the Century Village Museum float at the 2013 Maple Festival in Chardon and receive free admission to next year’s Apple Butter Festival. The contest is free and open to everyone, of every age, who attends the festival on Saturday. Participants should register their intent to enter the pie baking and cider-making contest by Friday, Oct. 12 by calling the Geauga County Historical Society office at 440-834-1492. The Historic Artisan Auction on Sunday, will feature unique, high quality items from the Museum’s historic artisans. Bids will benefit the artisans as well as the Museum. Items on auction include a Blue Ribbon Century Oak Chair, handmade clocks, Museum replica artifacts, and a one-of-a-kind apple butter paddle broom. Participation in the bidding is free with admission to the festival. Wantz exclaimed, “This is going to be a very exciting year for us at Apple Butter. The staff and volunteers are very enthusiastic, and personally, I can’t wait!” The 2012 Apple Butter Festival is sponsored by The Arms Trucking Company, Payne and Payne Management Company, Red Maple Inn, Friends of Tracy A. Jemison, Lucas Pest Management, Jerry and Kathy Petersen, Screencraft, Kent State University Geauga, Tina Mooney Auctioneers, Northcoast Signs, Nick Trudik and Geauga Bow. Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 children ages 6 to12. Festival organizers are still looking for volunteers. Anyone interested in helping should contact the Geauga County Historical Society office at 440-834-1492.

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A Look Back in Time.................................... 03 Community Bulletin Board.................. 04-07 Middlefield Village Updates...................... 07 Geauga Park District................................... 08 The Rolling Green........................................ 08 Cardinal Local Schools................................ 10 Reading Room.............................................. 12 Out ‘N’ About.......................................... 14-15

In Memoriam................................................ 16 Church Events.............................................. 17 Pathways to Faith . ...................................... 17 Home Design Inside and Out.............. 18-23 Community Calendar.................................. 24 Puzzles........................................................... 26 To A Good Home.......................................... 26 Classifieds............................................... 26-27

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Continued from page 1 of the fire in the huge stone fireplace. There are a lot more things to see and do Ox-tober Fest weekend. Businesses around town have put up fun, not scary, scarecrows that will remain up until Oct. 30. Explore the antique shops, vintage furniture store, and card and gift shops. There is also a glass blower creating unique works of art for the home. The Apple Butter Festival will be held on the grounds of the Geauga County Historical Society the same weekend. Large copper kettles are going to be set up and fresh apple butter made. You can sample some fresh from the kettle on homemade bread or take a jar or two home to enjoy later. Fall in Burton Village is a special time of the year. Oct. 13 and 14 will have many extra things to see and do. For information on these events, visit www.burtonchamberofcommerce. com, www.PancakeTown-USA.com or www.geaugahistorical.org. Call Tom Blair at Geauga Door, 440-834-4949, or Amy at the Burton Log Cabin, 440-834-4204.

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On Sept. 14, a band of 31 enthusiastic, passionate, diverse, Geauga County business professionals congregated in the large meeting room at Big Creek. This group designated Leadership Geauga, Class of 2013, experienced a full day under the guidance of the program’s executive director, Dr. Bob Faenhle. This orientation event was designed to familiarize the group with one another and with the program. I had the pleasure of attending and participating. In future Middlefield Post issues, I will share some of my observations and experiences. Leadership Geauga County is a nonprofit organization, governed by an active and influential Board of Trustees. These trustees represent a broad scope of age, experience and business in Geauga County. The program is funded through means of tuition, scholarships, community and corporate support. The purpose of Leadership Geauga is to identify current and future leaders from a cross-section of Geauga County, exposing them to the community’s realities, opportunities and challenges so that they may positively contribute to Geauga’s economic, social and civic development. During the next 10 months, this group will dedicate one full day each month to experience the different attributes within the county. These events will incorporate speakers, tours, panel presentations and discussions. Through these functions, the class will foster leadership, management and interpersonal skills and hopefully assume greater responsibility for the future of this county. Full attendance is expected from all participants. Dr. Bob Faenhle has been the executive director of Leadership Geauga County since August of 2005. It is clear, that he has a passion for Geauga County and repeatedly says about his job, “I do what I love and I love what I do.” Dr. Bob was actually involved in the early 90s when the initial planning for Leadership Geauga began. At that time, he pursued other instructional paths and others took on the task of organizing and leading the organization. Continued on next page


{ community bulletin board } Continued from previous page Dr. Bob holds his bachelors, masters and doctorate from Bowling Green State University. He will tell you he is a teacher at heart. For 30 years, he taught and led in local public school systems. He served as principal of Chardon High School for 7 years and Auburn Career Center for 13 years. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Graduate School Faculty at Kent State University. Since that first day, with the Class of 2013, I have reviewed and analyzed the experience. From the very moment I entered the large gathering room at Big Creek, I was impacted by the energy and purpose of every individual in the group. I found it interesting, that, when placed in a gathering of passionate, extroverted personalities, everyone acquainted themselves with all others in the group. There was no awkwardness or shyness, making for an exhilarating atmosphere. Dr. Bob’s personality served to expand and enhance this atmosphere. Each person in the group was immediately challenged to think and express themselves quickly and effectively. Through this exercise, my respect grew for everyone in the group as each proved themselves equal to the task. The day was packed with stimulating discussions and significant activities. At one time, Dr. Bob was throwing balls and rubber chickens at us. He promised that we would know everyone by name before the end of the day, and that happened. After lunch, we found out that there is no room for wimps in this class; we were teamed up and sent out into the cold, pouring rain to be trained and equipped to accomplish a skilled flag hunt through the woods in the park. All but one team finished, some with new record times. Since this day of orientation, this group of 31 has convened daily through social media, and we all have become well acquainted and united. For me, getting to know this fabulous Class of 2013 has been most rewarding and I look forward to the days to come.

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Geauga Growth Partnership has been holding workshops for area entrepreneurs’ who are working to establish a viable business in Geauga County. These workshops are offered in sessions of three and take place monthly. The first, in August, led participants to take a look at the intangibles of their business ideas. The group discussed their types of businesses and the benefits of researching the marketplace to find out if their proposed idea is achievable. Each participant left the meeting with a challenge to consider and research a specific concern or issue that might impede or stall the shaping of their business endeavor. During the second session the group was challenged by Chardon based lawyer, Kathleen Dangelo to consider the preparedness of their venture regarding legal issues. For example: choosing the appropriate type of qualification entity for the business and covering the company properly from a legal perspective regarding employee classifications, handbooks and other policies. Cynthia M. VerDuin, CPA educated the group regarding tax issues, profit and loss, and budgeting. Each participant reported diverse takeaways from this session. The next GGP Bootcamp session will be held at Kent State University Geauga Campus on Oct. 20. This workshop will address advertising and marketing for businesses. To register go to http://ggpbootcamp.eventbrite.com.

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By Mayor Ben Garlich The new Web site is receiving lots of attention and visitors. Since its launch in mid August more than 2,000 people have visited the site. It continues to improve as it’s reviewed for functionality and enhancements. Please be aware, the site has dual functions and is a residential as well as a business site. We’ve placed additional banners around town displaying the www.middlefieldohio.com site but you can also visit www.middlefieldmeansbusiness. com. It’s very easy when on either side of the site to move from one to the other and both have interesting photos and current Village information including meeting agendas and minutes. There is also a suggestion box, a very effective and user-friendly way for you to provide input to help us serve this community. Our first e-news letter was launched on the Web site Sept. 18 and covers a variety of enjoyable topics. Take time to review and sign up to receive future e-news letters. The Web site is designed to keep you informed and create an environment of unity within our Village. I look forward to residents and businesses using the site and, with your help, making decisions that constantly improve our Village. As we continue to build and strengthen our relationship with local businesses they are becoming more proactive in our Village. I appreciate their desire to be contributing members of our community and I expect the momentum to continue to build. On Sept. 13, the Middlefield area was able to showcase itself to Team NEO. Representatives from Team NEO, City of Chardon, Geauga County Tourism, County officials, GGP (Geauga Growth Partnership) and local business leaders were present. Middlefield Village representatives were able to communicate our attributes and recent efforts to attract and draw new business to our area. We appreciate the opportunity and it will help add value to our current national marketing release. Our goal is to continue to network with all individuals and groups that will assist in creating quality growth in the Middlefield area.  The M.A.C. (Middlefield Activity Committee) is busy planning the final event for this year. It will be a Christmas theme with more detail to follow. The “The Shop with a Cop” program is again well funded. More detail for this event will also be provided at later date. Many individuals in addition to M.A.C. have sacrificed personal time to support the events that brought so much enjoyment and benefit to so many. Thanks again for your time and support.

Middlefield Recreation Programs

Calling all Cardinal High School students who need volunteer hours. The Middlefield Recreation Department is pleased to announce “Workreation”; a program created for youth ages 14 to 17 that combines work and recreation. Workreation jobs may involve helping at special events, assisting with recreation programs by refereeing, scorekeeping, or assisting a coach, office or park worker. Volunteers will be placed in a position matching their interests and capabilities. Hours are flexible and mutually arranged by a staff member from the Recreation Department and participant. Middlefield Recreation is currently taking registration for the following Winter programs: Pee Wee Basketball, Youth Basketball, Youth Wrestling, Intro to Sports, Preschool Open Gym, Adult and children’s volleyball, Oglebay Park and more. Visit our new and improved Web site at middlefieldohio.com for more details or call 440-632-5248. Join a session of gentle stretch yoga any Tuesday at the Middlefield Public Library. Beginners from 5 to 6:15 p.m. and Intermediate from 6:30-7:45 p.m. $80 Village resident (VR)/$85 Non-resident (NR) (8 sessions), $60 VR/$65 NR (6 sessions), $48 VR/$53 NR (4 sessions). Youth Basketball: Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6. $60 VR/$65 NR. Register by Oct. 19 or to save $10 register by Oct. 5. The 2012 youth basketball season will kick off with a clinic run by the Cardinal High School Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball coaches. Skill levels of each athlete will be evaluated in order to place them on teams for the regular season. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers, with an emphasis on learning, equal play, and fun. This is a developmental program welcoming all skill levels. Season runs from Nov. 3 to Feb. 23, 2013. Wanted: Basketball Referees and Scorekeepers. Interested adults and youths 15 and up may pick up an application at the Municipal Center. Youth Wrestling: Grades 1 to 6. $55 VR/$60 NR. Register by Nov. 2 or to save $10 register by Oct. 19. Coached by the high school coaching staff and parent volunteers, this is an excellent opportunity for youngsters to develop their skills and knowledge in a competitive environment to prepare them for the future. Season is from November to February. Equipment needs: knee pads, head gear and wrestling shoes. Pee Wee Basketball: Ages 4 years through second grade. $45 VR/$50 NR. Register by Oct. 19 or to save $10 register by Oct. 5. Instructors will focus on good sportsmanship, fundamental skills, teamwork and rules of the game. Participants will be split into teams and coached by parent volunteers. One hour practices held Saturdays. Season from November to December. Oglebay Park trip, Dec.15. $60 VR/$65 NR. Registration by Nov. 16 or to save $10 register by Nov. 2. Wheeling, West Virginia trip includes admission to the Oglebay Institute’s Mansion and Wyner’s General Store, admission to Winter Fantasy at the Good Zoo, shopping at the Hilltop shops and a guided tour of the Festival of Lights. Trip departs from The Depot (behind Middlefield Pizza Hut) at 7:30 a.m. and returns at 10 p.m. Oglebay Park plus Gaming, Dec. 15. $60 VR/$65 NR. Register by Nov. 15 or to save $10 register by Nov. 2. Get in the holiday spirit with a trip to Oglebay Park to see the lights and try your luck at Wheeling Island Casino and Racetrack. Trip includes Motorcoach transportation by Anderson Tours, admission to Wheeling Island Casino and Racetrack, $20 in free play/$5 food coupon, Oglebay Lights Guided Tour, one of the largest lights shows, covers more than three hundred acres over a 6-mile drive. Trip departs from The Depot (behind Middlefiled Pizza Hut) at 7:30 a.m. and returns at 10 p.m.

“The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.” ~ Ruth Benedict

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Upcoming Events

Annual Apple Harvest Festivals Oct. 6 & Oct. 13 • 1 - 5 pm Live Music with 5 Star Entertainment Oct. 13 & Oct. 20 Our cider’s delicious because we use our own apples!

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the rolling By Robert Kacica

When a PGA player hits a golf shot, the bottom of the swing occurs about 4 inches past the ball. The average player’s golf swing bottoms about one and a half inches before the ball. In order to achieve goals during a lesson with that much discrepancy can be challenging for any teaching professional. A good way to ensure the most is achieved from your local golf professional in the shortest amount of lessons is to make sure your address position has the hands set ahead of the ball position. There should be a straight line drawn down the left arm and the inside of the left leg. If all things happen in a reasonable tempo, the result should give the student an even start at the bottom, rather than a negative inch and a half. Then keeping the body stacked over the ball is another key to bottoming the club during the swing beyond the ball. By not allowing the spine to slide toward or away from the target, the bottom of the swing will consistently impact the ball in the same spot. Lastly, keeping the rotation on the same plane will help deliver the club on the ball in the same spot. Rotate with a good connection to the club from the takeaway to the finish of the swing. A typical disconnect for an average player is losing the grip at the top of the swing. Have fun. Talk to you soon.

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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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Oct. 12: Monsters of the Sky 7 to 9:30 p.m. Learn the fascinating and spooky stories behind some of autumn’s creepiest constellations: centaurs, Medusa and a sea monster. Wheelchair/stroller accessible. Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center. Oct. 13: Crinkleroots: Astronomy Adventure (Ages 6 to 8) Muskrateers: Amazing Astronomy (Ages 9-11) 10 to 11:30 a.m. Crinkleroots explore astronomy with a program and Planetary Trail walk. Indoors/outdoors, dress for the weather. Wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration required. Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center. Oct.14: Halloween Wagon Rides 1 to 4:30 p.m. Get into the Halloween spirit with a wagon ride. Learn about nature’s creepycrawlies along the way. Costumes welcome! First-come, first-served boarding. No pets. Half hour rides will be cancelled by bad weather. Swine Creek Reservation, Woods Edge. Swine Creek Reservation is located at 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield (44062). Observatory Park is located at 10610 Clay St. in Montville (44064). Call 440-286-9516 or 1-800-536-4006 or go to info@geaugaparkdistrict.org. For a complete schedule of events throughout the park district, visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.

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Oct. 7, 14 and 21: The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show 2 to 2:30 p.m. Every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 7:30 p.m. for a preview of what to look for in the sky this month. Wheelchair/stroller accessible. Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center.

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The days are getting shorter and shorter and this means you must be prepared for the dark days ahead. Neetlights just got in a new stock of lighted marker bands, lighted dog collars, lighted dog leashes, bike lights and more. If you are out riding your bike, walking or walking the dog you must have some security items like these so you are seen by oncoming traffic. These country roads have no street lights and it’s imperative for you to be seen. There is also a large variety of flashlights. If you are putting together some home defense items, get to Neetlights for lights and lasers to fit shotguns, handguns and rifles. They also have the new Batlight, an aluminum bat that measures about 16 inches long. It has a LED flashlight built into it with a 200 Lumen high mode, a low setting and strobe. Neetlights also carries Surefire flashlights. Call 440-218-7153 for details. Tell them you saw their 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). E-mail to neetlights@gmail. com or go to www.neetlights.co.

Interbike 2012 Coy Smith, owner of CountrySide Bicycling, traveled to Las Vegas, Nev. for the largest annual gathering of the bicycle industry in North America. He made the trip to research adding new product lines to better serve his customers. So if you’re into bicycling or want to get started, now is the perfect time to visit CountrySide Bicycling to see what’s new. Countr ySide  Bic ycling  currently carries a variety of bikes: Recumbent Bikes, Adult Trikes, Hybrid and Electric bikes. They also offer all types of bike repairs, parts and accessories. CountrySide is located at 8663 Cox Road in Windsor. Call Coy at 440‑487‑5018 or visit www. countrysidebicycling.com.


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Cardinal Happenings ...

Breakfast Available at All Cardinal Local Schools

Welcome Back to School! The staff members at Jordak Elementary School were pleased to see the smiling faces of their students again on the first day of school.

Jordak Elementary and Cardinal Intermediate School students enjoyed a hot breakfast on a chilly morning! Did you know that your child can eat breakfast at school each morning? And, if your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, they can also receive free or reduced breakfast. Why not take advantage of the breakfast program at your child’s school? Full breakfast is $1.25; reduced cost is only 30 cents. Ensure your child starts their day off right with a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Take advantage of the offerings at school, provided by the Nutrition Group. Food service director is Mr. Gary Bland.

“Volley for the Cure” Pink Game On Sept. 25, the Cardinal girls volleyball team played a Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Fight Against Breast Cancer benefit game in the Cardinal High School gym. Cancer survivors and fighters were admitted free and given a T-shirt. (Above l-r) Alyssa Shirkey, Kaitlyn Bean, Caitlyn Lechnene, Cheyenne Polverine and Jessica Koches. On Oct. 2, Cardinal played Berkshire in another “Volley For a Cure” game. Great job Cardinal!

“Real Men Wear Pink” Support the Cardinal Varsity football team and the fight against cancer on Senior Night, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m at the “Real Men Wear Pink” football game as they take on Hawken High School at home.

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Cardinal Soccer is “Kicking Out Cancer” The Cardinal Junior Varsity and Varsity soccer teams worked tirelessly washing cars and selling baked goods. Funds from this project will assist with the purchase of the blue jerseys for the “Kicking Out Cancer” Prostate Cancer Awareness Game, which will be held on Senior Night at the Cardinal Richard A. Moss Field on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. against Bloomfield. Corralling cars for the wash are (l-r) Ian Mast, Grace Hickox, Donavan Drebus and John Canterbury.

Important Dates to Remember: Oct. 12 Oct. 26

No School – NEOEA Day End of First Grading Period


{ family } Feathers and Fleece 4-H Club By Marcella Dragolich The Feathers and Fleece 4-H club had a wonderful first year as a new poultry and sheep club. At the Fair, the group members had a great time working at the milkshake booth on Thursday. They were also glad to see their hard work pay off when their fair booth won for most original. Everyone enjoyed participating in the shows and livestock auction. On Monday, the club set up cornhole in front of the junior fair building and sold flags to raise money for 4-H. It was sad to see the end of the fair, but now it’s time to set new goals for next year. Thank you to all the generous buyers who purchased our animals at the livestock auction.

Things are Popping in Scout Pack 197

The Cub Scouts and Webelos of Burton Pack 197 have kicked off their annual popcorn sale. This fund-raiser aligns with one of the goals of Scouting—to teach youth within the organization how to become self-reliant. The choices and flavors available range from salty (classic yellow) to sweet (White Gold) to spicy (Jalapeno Cheese). Over 70 percent of the fund-raiser’s proceeds stay within the local council. Of that amount, one-third of a council’s proceeds go directly to Pack 197 to fund their local programs and activities. If you see our Scouts practicing raising and lowering the flag on the Burton Square, or if you see them over the next few weeks raking leaves for the elderly around the community, please ask them about supporting this fundraiser. If you don’t encounter a Scout during the fundraising timeframe, you can place your order online at http://www.prpopcorn.com/order_gatewayGW.php. If you want to learn more about Scouting, or want to become a Scout, contact them at https:// beascout.scouting.org/.

Announcing New Menu Items You’ll have a hard time deciding which to choose ... so bring friends! Wood-fired Flatbread Pizzas, New Sandwiches, 1/2 lb. Charbroiled Angus Steak Burgers Plus Daily Drink Specials and Full Bar

DAILY SPECIALS IN ADDITION TO OUR FULL MENU MONDAY NEW

PASTA NIGHT!

Served after 3pm

All-You-Can-Eat Pasta

Linguini with marinara sauce, salad and dinner roll $5.75 Add homemade meatballs for 75¢ each

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

BURGER NIGHTS! $5.00 TUESDAY

ETHNIC NIGHT!

Smoked Sausage & Sauerkraut OR Homemade Cabbage Rolls OR Fried Cabbage & Onions $7.95

Served with potato & cheese pierogies and homemade potato pancakes

COMBINATION PLATTER THURSDAY

Three Scouts were bragging about how tough they were.
 “I wear out a pair of hiking boots in a month,” the first scout said.
 “I wear out a pair of Scout pants in a week,” the second scout said.
 “That’s nothing,” the last scout said, “I wear out a leader in 20 minutes.”

FRIDAY

FISH NIGHT!

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry $9.99 Linguini, Alfredo Sauce & Pesto Mussels & Roll $14.99 Lake Erie Yellow Perch $13.99 Tilapia $12.99 SATURDAY NEW

Home Cooked Specials

Served after 3pm

A sampling of all the above for $8.95

A Boy Scout Chuckle

Live Entertainment Oct. 20 - Switch

Your choice of: Pork Chops, Meatloaf, Choice Sirloin (Charbroiled), Open Faced Roast Beef or Open Faced Turkey served with split baby redskin potatoes seasoned with rosemary, salad or steamed vegetables and dinner roll $9.99

SUNDAY

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET $8.95 8am to 1:30pm Kids (12 & under) $4.95

STIR FRY $8.95

(*Drinks included)

Grandview Restaurant Open to the Public 7 Days a Week ~ All Year Long! Lunch & Dinner • Dine In or Carry Out

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Sept. 21 thru October (all around town!)

Grand Return of the Scarecrows

Old-fashioned family fun! NOT SCARY! Young children and parents will enjoy the Scarecrow Walk. Oct. 1-12 (Tues-Thurs. 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 1-4:30pm) Burton Art Show Join us for the 26th annual juried art show! Burton Public Library

OX-toberFEST at the Log Cabin Oct. 13-14 (10 a.m.- 8 p.m) Enjoy the traditional Burton OX Roast on the square with the addition of a Beer Tent and Polka bands. Enjoy a variety of vendors on the square and be sure to stop at the shops on Main St. Sponsored by Burton Chamber of Commerce

Oct. 13 & 14 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

64th Annual Apple Butter Festival 64 years of tradition simmers in copper kettles right before your eyes. Arts, crafts, music, more! www.geaugahistorical.org At Century Village Museum

Country Hearth Christmas...a Dickens Christmas in Burton Village Nov. 23 - Dec. 19 Gingerbread House Display Burton Public Library Nov. 25 (9 a.m.- noon) Breakfast With Santa Pancake breakfast, crafts and Holiday Shop. Century Village Museum ($7 Adults/$4 Child/Under 6 Free) Nov. 23-25, Dec. 1 & 2

Santa at the Log Cabin

Burton Village celebrates Christmas with old-fashioned flair. Enjoy the many holiday activities including Caroling and Santa at the Burton Log Cabin. Sponsored by Burton Chamber Commerce

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Presidential Programs

Are you looking for an alternative to the barrage of the political ads? The Geauga County Public Library has some presidential programs that are much more enjoyable. The first program combines the supernatural and the White House, just in time for Halloween. Visit the Middlefield Library, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. for “Ghosts of the White House.” Did you know a president hosted séances? Which first ladies were conferring with spirits, clairvoyants and astrologers? Mary Lintern, park ranger from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, will present the history of spiritualism featuring unusual stories and legends of the White House. Registration required, free and open to the public. Not satisfied with the candidates this year? Or are you simply looking for a laugh? Check out “Mark Twain for President” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Notre Dame Educational Center, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon. This one-man show is sponsored by the Geauga County Library Foundation and the combined Friends of the Library. The noted American humorist, essayist, novelist and lecturer will be portrayed by Dave Ehlert, a master impressionist who has performed in over 38 states. Admission is $5 ($4 for Geauga County Library Foundation members). Tickets available at Geauga County Public Libraries. On Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Ulysses S. Grant (portrayed by George Dauler) will recount the remarkable story of his military masterpiece: the capture of Vicksburg, Miss. This first person portrayal will discuss the strategic nature and importance of Vicksburg. Registration required, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and supported through their book sale. Visit the book sale room weekday afternoons for great deals on books, audiobooks, DVDs and more. Oct. 10, “Finding the Person within Your Ancestor” at 7 p.m. It’s difficult to research ancestors if journals, letters or autobiographical accounts don’t exist. Learn where to find revealing details, even in the absence of first person accounts, or at least, how to view your ancestor in historical context. Oct. 28, “Genealogy Lock-In” from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bring your family tree charts and notes for an opportunity to use library computers and databases for an uninterrupted ancestor-hunting session. Staff will be available for assistance. Registration required, limited to 12 people. Middlefield Library is located at 16167 E. High St. (44062). Call 440-632-1961.

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Knowing that a democratic society needs nurturing, the VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9 through12 the opportunity to express themselves in regard to democratic ideas and principles. Each year, more than 51,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000 to $16,000 and the first-place winner from each (State) VFW Department wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.  Locally, Burton High School, Agape Christian Academy High School, Cardinal High School and Zion Christian High School are participating. A first place prize of $750 to each winner and $250 for second place will be awarded. The Voice of Democracy program is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. Originality is worth 30 points. Treatment of the theme should show imagination and human interest.
Content is worth 35 points, so express your ideas clearly in an organized manner. Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other. Delivery is worth 35 points. Speak in a clear and credible manner. The deadline to enter the 2012-2013 program is Nov. 1, 2012. The theme for 2012-2013 is: “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?”    Students should record their reading of the draft to a CD. The recording can be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds). Go to http://www. vfw.org/Community/Programs/ for full information and the 2012-2013 Voice of Democracy entry form, which must accompany each entry.  Once the student  creates their essay and completes burning the audio version to a CD, they can submit their typed version, CD and the Voice of Democracy entry form to the participating school or P.O. Box 26, East Claridon, OH 44043 by the Nov.1 deadline.  


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Oct. 3, 2012

The Burton Chamber of Commerce sponsored another “Saturday in the Park” event on Sept. 28 (l-r) Marilyn Lytle and Rae Lytle enjoyed getting to know horses, Wonka and Personality, owned by Ken McNish.

(l-r) Debbie Yoder, Tally Hostetler, Karen Blue, Meg Turon, Relay chairperson, Kathy Allen and Sam Davison, American Cancer Society staff partner. Unite with this team in the fight against cancer by joining a team, volunteering on a planning committee or simply attend a meeting to learn about the strides made in the fight against cancer, all the resources available to cancer patients and their families and find support as cancer affects us all. The next Relay for Life meeting is Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cardinal High School library. For more information call Sam Davison at 888-227-6446 extension 1216 or visit www.RelayForLife.org/Middlefield.

On Sept. 22 the Middlefield VFW Post 9678 held their annual clambake. (top photo) On the grill were (l-r) Matt Weaver and Jeff Neikirk. Serving sides were (l-r) Jeff Gardner, Jenny Harrison, Tom Gotham and Jane Gresch.

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John “Johnny” J. Farmwald, age 83 of Huntsburg, died Sept. 7, 2012 at Heather Hill in Munson. He was born on Aug. 2, 1929 in Huntsburg, son of Jake and Mary (Byler) Farmwald. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and also served in Germany and France from 1959-1962. He was the former owner of Johnny’s Tavern in Middlefield for several years, and retired from Flambeau Products as a press operator. He married Sarah Springer on Aug. 8, 2004 and was a lifelong resident of the area. John was a member of the VFW Post 7200 in West Farmington. His hobbies included golfing, bowling, and softball. He will be missed by his friends and family; his wife Sarah Farmwald; his daughter Debbie (Lenard) Woolsey of Jeffersonville, Ind.; three stepchildren, Robert “Quent” Springer of Cleveland, Scott Springer of Mesopotamia and Brad (Petra) Springer of Parkman; two grandchildren, Rebecca and Joanna Woolsey; 11 step-grandchildren, Johannes, Amelie, Noel, Stacey, Joshua, Jeremy, Kasey, Scott, Jessica, Nicole and Kristie; three sisters, Mary Miller of Pa., Katie Hostetler and Esther Byler both of Middlefield. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Mary Farmwald; stepdaughter Valerie Post; sister, Sarah Byler; and five brothers, Alvin, Andy, and Jake Farmwald, Harvey and Bill Byler. Burial was at Middlefield Cemetery. Online condolences at www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com.

Joseph F. Klima, age 87 of Parkman, died Sept. 20, 2012 at his residence. He was born on March 9, 1925 in Cleveland, son of Joseph and Vera (Cimmel) Klima. He was a U.S. Army WW II Veteran who served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe and received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five bronze stars and the WW II Victory Medal. Joe retired in September 1986 from Johnson Rubber in Middlefield and owned J. Klima & Sons Trucking for 20 years. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was married to Edna Ulis Klima for 60 years before she died in 2007. Joe was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Parkman. His hobbies included gardening, restoring antique tractors, especially Farmall tractors, and woodworking. He built his own house in Parkman and loved being with his friends and family. He will be missed dearly by his sons, Kenneth (Sharon) and James (Rebecca), both of Parkman; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister, Veronica (Ed) Staszko of West Farmington, and his brother Charles (Iva) Klima of Newport, Ore. He is preceded in death by his wife Edna; his parents, and brothers, Frank and Richard Klima. Burial was at Overlook Cemetery in Parkman. Online condolences at www. russellfuneralservicesusa.com.

Pasquale J. “Pat” Fasulo, age 85 of Farmington, passed away Sept. 19, 2012 at his residence. He was born on March 9, 1927 in Cleveland, son of Domenico and Antonia (Mancini) Fasulo. After graduating from Farmington High School in 1944, he attended Ohio State University. Pat was a U.S. Army WW II veteran who served in the Germany-European theatre. On Oct. 30, 1971 he married Rosemary McIntosh in Warren and was a long time resident of Farmington. He was a chief engineer at Flambeau in Middlefield for 28 years and retired in 1982. He also worked for Amato Construction. Pat was a member of Holy Cross Church in Warren and a lifetime member of West Farmington VFW Post 7200. His hobbies included woodworking, enjoyed Indy car racing and flying. He was a private pilot and took the Honor Flight to Washington DC. He loved his family, his beagles and pets, and will be missed dearly by his friends and family. His survivors are his wife Rosemary; sons, Patrick and David Fasulo, both of Warren, and Michael (Carla) Fasulo of Columbus; daughters, Annette Fasulo of Warren, Nancy Fasulo of Ca., Patty Markusic of McDonald and Mary Thompson of Warren; three step-children, Cindy (William) Passek, Mike (Shirley) McIntosh, both of Bristolville, and Shane (Cindi) McIntosh of Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; his sister Rosie McSweeney of Willoughby Hills, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Kathleen; sisters, Anna Maitino and Carmella Testa; and brothers-in-law, Mike Maitino, Connie Testa and Norman McSweeney. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 or to a church of your choice. Online condolences at www. russellfuneralservices.usa.

Dorothy Caroline Kucharski, age 90 of Huntsburg, passed away Sept. 11, 2012 at her residence. She was born Feb. 17, 1922 in Cleveland, daughter of John and Anna (Wilkes) Ocetik. Dorothy married Robert Kucharski and lived in this area. She will be missed dearly by her friends and family; children, Robert G. (Deborah) Kucharski of Rootstown, Deborah (Ed) Molnar of Lakewood and Laura (Ron) Kucharski of Northfield; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and sister, Geraldine Pizon of Orwell. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert; her parents, John and Anna Ocetik, and her brother, Edward Octick. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Patricia “Penny” W. Loza, age 71of Middlefield, passed away Sept. 4, 2012 at UHHS Geauga Medical Center. She was born June 12, 1941 in Chardon, daughter of Owen and Lucille (McGee) Wildman. A graduate of Bloomfield High School, Penny was a long time resident of the area and a member of the Mesopotamia United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included playing cards, sewing and gardening. She will be missed dearly by her friends and family; sons, Brian Loza of Jefferson and Ryan Loza of Garrettsville; four grandsons, Chance, Connor, Keegan and Devin; brother, Robert “Butch” (Nancy) Wildman of Tenn.; two sisters, Carol Holzheimer of Mesopotamia and Nancy (Rodney) Hurd of Middlefield, and her cat Sam. Online condolences at www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com. William “Bill” H. Miles Jr., age 82 of Aquilla, entered eternal rest peacefully Sept. 13, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 10, 1930 to the late William H. Sr. and Josephine (Butler) Miles. Bill leaves behind his loving wife of 60 years, Gloria (Bolyard). He retired in July 1987 as a heavy equipment operator from the Mahoning Leasing Company in Painesville. Bill was a member of the Ohio Operating Engineers Union in Ohio. He also served in the U.S. Army for 4 years. Bill’s lifelong passion was gardening, story-telling and spending time with his family. Bill will be missed by his loving wife; children, Charles Miles of Newburg, W.Va., William (Jeanelle) Miles of Rome, Ohio, Edward (Luann) Miles of Chardon, Linda (Larry) Jenkins of Aquilla, Sheryl (Steve) Spencer of Newbury; two sisters, Mary and Edith, both of Cocoa, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many friends. Online condolences may be sent to www.bestfunerals.com. Wavell O. Spencer-Cruthers, age 80 of Burton, passed away Sept. 22, 2012 at UHHS Geauga Medical Center. She was born Feb. 23, 1932 in Wayne County, W.Va., daughter of Martin and Florence (Canterbury) Caldwell. Wavell was one of the first employees at Kinetico in Newbury. She worked there for over 20 years and was a resident of this area since 1953. Her hobbies included bingo and crocheting. She made afghans for numerous people. She will be missed dearly by her friends and family; her husband, Melvin F. Cruthers of 24 loving years; her son Bill (Diane) Spencer of Middlefield; her daughter, Carolyn Grassette of Elmira, N.Y.; grandchildren, Crystal (Brian) Yoder of Middlefield, Bill (Amy) Spencer of Rome, Jennifer (Lance) Ames and Robin (Josh) Bennett, both of Elmira, N.Y.; 10 great grandchildren; and her brothers and sisters, Martha Kelly of VA, Roger (Juanita) Caldwell of W.Va., Rosemary Phillips of Brunswick, Bruce (Charlotte) Caldwell of Ohio and David (Penny) Caldwell of W.Va. She is preceded in death by her first husband Billie C. Spencer; her parents and her brother Bernard Caldwell. Burial was in Shadyside Cemetery in Auburn. Online condolences www. russellfuneralservicesusa.com. James E. Stewart, age 68 of Middlefield, died Sept. 8, 2012 as a result of a car accident. He was born March 28, 1944 in Geneva to Hiram and Doris (Redding) Stewart. Jim was a self-employed plumber and heating contractor and jack of all trades. He was a graduate of Madison High School in 1963 and lived in Middlefield since 1968. His interests were hunting, watching drag racing and working on cars and trucks. He was a long time member and very active with the Mesopotamia United Methodist Church. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends including his son Scott (Bodil) Stewart of Orlando, Fla.; his two grandchildren Emily and Brittany; four nieces and numerous great nieces and nephews. His brother, Donald Stewart of N.D.; sisters, Janet Stewart of Georgia and Joyce (Russell) Hartstock of Rome, Ohio and best friends Pete and Elaine Mansfield of Middlefield. Burial was in the Arcola Cemetery in Madison. Contributions suggested to Mesopotamia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 92, Mesopotamia, OH 44439. Online condolences at www. russellfuneralservicesusa.com.


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Fall. It’s that time of the year again. The air is cool. The humidity is low. The days are enjoyable. The leaves are changing. It has to be my favorite time of the year. We have gone from summer into the fall. But soon, it will be winter. And then comes spring. We live our lives amidst the changing of seasons. It is not just the climate that changes. Change is everywhere in our world. Politicians change. Our favorite sports players change teams. We move to different homes. Laws change. Our children get older. People die. It is an undeniable fact: things change. And no matter how much we might despise change, it is everywhere in our world. Well, I should say that it is almost everywhere. There is one place that we can find stability. Whenever I come into a new season of life, I am reminded that God does not change. He said, “I, the Lord, do not change.” (Malachi 3:6). The Psalmist showed the difference between the world and God when he wrote: “Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but You are the same, and Your years have no end” (Psalm 102:25–27). While everything here is changing, we can worship a God that never changes. What does this mean for our life? It should liberate and free us to know that we do not have to guess His desires for us. What He has communicated in His Word is the same today as it was when it was written. When He said that He would forgive sins based upon faith in Jesus Christ, we can trust that it’s still true. When He said that Jesus would return for His people someday, we can trust that He’s coming again. God is not like man who changes; He is faithful to His Word (Numbers 23:19). My guess is that sometime in the next few weeks, you will be outside in this beautiful weather. Maybe you will be raking your leaves. Maybe you will be hiking in the woods. Maybe you will be preparing for winter. Whatever you find yourself doing, I challenge you to contemplate the unchangeableness of God. It just might change your life. Thad Bergmeier is senior pastor at Cornerstone Bible Church, a growing community of believers in Middlefield. Visit www.cornerstoneneo.com or call 440-834-1925. Follow Thad’s blog at www. changedbythegospel.com.

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Gutter Gunk Be Gone By Tresa Erickson Every autumn as the last leaves begin to fall, thousands of homeowners take time out of their busy schedules to clean out the gunk from their gutters. Those long, aluminum troughs along your roofline and the downspouts they connect to are essential for keeping rainwater moving away from your house and preventing all sorts of water-related issues. Fortunately, cleaning gutters is not hard. All you need are a good pair of gloves, a gutter scoop, a bucket, a ladder and a garden hose. Set up the ladder so that you can see into the gutter. Make sure you set the ladder against the house, not the gutter, as it won’t be strong enough to support the weight. Then, using your scoop, remove all of the debris that has collected inside the gutter. Toss it into your bucket and continue moving down the length of the gutter until all is clear. Depending upon the nature of the debris, you may need a few more tools. If the debris is mostly dried leaves, you may be able to use a leaf blower to remove it. If you have a lot of mud, you might need a trowel to scrape it up. Just be careful that you don’t damage the gutter. Once the gutter is clear, you will need to ensure the downspouts are clear. To do this, connect the hose to a spigot, turn on the water and fill the gutter with water. Watch the downspout. If it is clear, the water should run through it and into your yard. If it is plugged, try running a hanger or a plumbing snake up it to dislodge the clog. If that doesn’t work, you may need to remove one section of the downspout at a time until you resolve the clog. Basically aluminum pipes, downspouts generally do not get as dirty as gutters. All kinds of debris can fall into the troughlike gutters from dead insects to dried out leaves. It is important that you clean them regularly to keep the channels clear and the rainwater moving. If you don’t, all sorts of problems can arise. Water can pool in the gutters, providing the perfect breeding grounds for rust, mold and insects. As the debris builds up, it can cause the gutters to sag, which can allow the water to overflow down onto the house and into the foundation. Over time, this can damage the siding, windows and foundation. It can also cause roof rot. If left unchecked long enough, the gutters may rust out and fall, pulling the downspouts away with them. They may not look like much, but gutters and downspouts do a lot to keep your home in good condition. Don’t leave the cleaning of them to chance. Take time out to do it yourself or hire a professional. Inexpensive gutter guards are available which you can install yourself to reduce the amount of debris that gets into your gutters and minimize cleanings. If budget permits, you might also want to look into having some type of gutter guard system installed, especially if you live in a home with multiple stories. This will keep your gutters clean and your feet on the ground. Autumn is the perfect time to start a compost pile or bin. Even if you don’t have a large garden or yard, you can still benefit from composting — it enriches soil and reduces the need for water, fertilizers and pesticides. And, if you keep a small garden or containers, those plants will love the extra nutrients, too.


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Fall decor is colorful and inviting, consisting of warm colors and natural elements, and it enlivens both indoor and outdoor spaces with rustic charm. It can also be fairly inexpensive if you use your imagination. Nothing says fall like pumpkins and gourds. Several mini pumpkins and small gourds can be used as colorful centerpieces either grouped or in containers. They look charming in primitive pieces such as wooden baskets. A handful of acorns and pine cones scattered in the display adds even more interest. Hollow out the center of a pumpkin, and you have an unique candle holder. Place them all around the house for a rich and warm decorating touch. This time of year, jack-o-lanterns are popular and either a ghastly or friendly glow coming from an illuminated face adds to the spirit of autumn. Garlands anywhere in the home instantly transform a room. This easy fall decorating idea is inexpensive and looks nice when added to fireplace mantels, entertainment centers, hung above cabinetry or placed in a wicker basket. Likewise, festive autumn wreaths can adorn walls and tables. Lay one on a table, add to the middle a display of acorns, pinecones, small gourds and pumpkins, or place a candle inside a glass candle jar. Candles can set the mood for virtually any occasion. Scented candles add a welcoming shimmer to your home while infusing the air with heavenly autumn scents. Fabric instantly adds warmth to any room, so pull out throw blankets that were put away for the summer and display them on couches and chairs. Layer fabric on dining room tables by adding decorative table runners on top of solid colored tablecloths. Be sure to put those lovely fall tones of green, orange, rust and yellow on top as a reminder of the season. Mums look great indoors and they add a great decorative touch to any room. Place autumn colored mums in wicker baskets and add them in front of the fireplace, on mantels, or beside end tables. They also add great curb appeal when placed outside on a porch or door stoop. An easy solution to an empty spot is to add a small basket of apples. Green apples or red apples, or a little of both, will look attractive and bring a little of the outdoors in. Line a wicker basket with a cloth before you add the apples for a special touch. If you use our delicious local apples, don’t expect your baskets to stay full and be ready to replenish them. Replace your existing artwork with inexpensive pictures showcasing pumpkins, autumn leaves and so on. Even such a small and subtle touch can make a large impact overall in the look and feel of your room. Let the kids collect colorful falling leaves and frame them for a special decorative addition, or ask them to draw an autumn scene or cut out fall images from construction paper to adorn your walls with a piece to truly cherish. Bringing nature indoors helps you and your family fully enjoy the colors, tastes and scents of this very special season.

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It’s autumn, and as we enjoy the beautiful color, sensible Geaugans turn their thoughts to winter. We know what is coming and, although we can’t stop it (nor do we necessarily want to) we know how to prepare. And so did the Geaugans of the early to mid 1800s. They made sure their buildings were as weather tight as possible, as do we. They made sure their equipment was in good shape, as do we (of course the equipment differs. Think harness, sleds and sleighs vs. snow blowers, cars and snow plows.) They made sure to lay in enough food and fuel, as do we. But they had to be much more concerned with having enough food stored than do we. Nowadays we are advised to have enough food on hand to last about 2 weeks. A Geaugan of the early to mid 1800s had to think in terms of having enough for the winter. If you were caught short you found yourself tightening your belt, hunting and trapping all you could, or, shamefaced, asking your neighbor for help. (Remember your neighbor could be quite a distance away back then.) A family who had done a good job of canning, pickling, smoking and storing would be able to eat the sorts of meals considered necessary for good health in those days. Winter fare was to be warming and heavier than meals for the other seasons. Breakfast in the winters of the early to mid 1800s usually consisted of two of the following: corn bread, fresh baked bread (white, wheat, sourdough, potato, rusk, or sally lunn) or hot cakes. Toasted bread was not as common as just plain cold bread. Protein was called for, so one of the following was served: eggs (boiled and omelets were preferred), sausages, chops, or hash (usually beef ). To round out the meal would be something “hearty” such as stew (yes, for breakfast) or fried potatoes. Dinner was more common than lunch and was served in the early afternoon as the main meal. It usually consisted of four to five main dishes plus dessert. Favorites were pepper pot, pea, or meat based soups, the favorites being beef, veal or mutton, a “joint” served with gravy, pickled meat (such as calves’ head), roast turkey or other poultry, boiled ham or mutton, stewed liver, cutlets (usually pork or veal), mutton, veal, pork, venison, goose or duck roast, fish, steak or a meat pie. By the early 1800s vegetable dish such as succotash, boiled onions in cream sauce, corn pudding and stewed carrots were found at each dinner. Tomatoes and potatoes were available but were still “suspect”. Tomatoes, especially, were shunned by many due to their biological connection to the “Nightshade” plant. Boiled or fricasseed potatoes, rare at the beginning of the 1800s were common by 1853. It was normal to have three or four meat dishes and one vegetable dish. A main dish, such as turkey, could be served with a side dish (dressing, cranberry sauce,

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This certainly has been a hot and dry summer where the only thing that grew without watering was the weeds. The weeds loved this heat and I am not certain how they got moisture but they grew vigorously! I have some strain of crab grass that is so tough; the brush hog only knocks it down but refuses to cut it. I know what you are thinking; sharpen the blades dipstick, well I have, but mowing the weeds that have grown where my grass once grew is tough on my mower. I start out with sharp blades and by the time I am done cutting for the day, the last field looks like I rolled over it instead of cutting it. I need to find tougher blades. This year I tried an experiment with my tomato plants. Here is what I did and the results. In Europe, people put a clear roof over their tomatoes so no rain gets to them. They only water them after the leaves start to curl from lack of moisture, only watering the roots never the plant. I tried this with a few of my plants and I am amazed at the results. Those tomatoes are 1½ to 2 pounds and very meaty. They are the best tasting tomatoes I have ever grown and they have very little juice or seeds. I grew the same varieties without any cover and what little rain we got along with my daily watering produced mediocre results. I am convinced those Slovenians know a thing or two about growing tomatoes. I’ve just returned from that country and look forward to writing about my experiences in future issues. I did learn something from my friend Roseann who grows a great garden every year. She told me to use the pre-emergence weed preventing granules around my plants and in my flower beds. I was amazed at how few weeds I had in my vegetable garden and flower beds. That stuff really works, although it gets expensive if you have a large area to cover, like my fields. I wonder if there is a discount for purchasing by the ton?

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The Trials of Being “Handyless” By Nancy Huth Whenever and wherever my husband and I have moved (and we have moved often), we always pray that our next door neighbor will be a handyman or handywoman. Here in Middlefield we have lucked out – our next door neighbor has his own home inspection business. At least he can tell us what’s wrong even if he can’t fix it. Are you wondering what it’s like when both partners have only thumbs on both hands? It means that you keep the U.S. economy thriving because you have to pay someone to complete every little job. Once we were unable to remove the burned-out, recessed light bulb above our kitchen counter. We had even gone to a lumber store to ask if there was a trick to it and were told no, there wasn’t, just unscrew it. After dropping and breaking the new bulb, we called a handyman who had advertised his services in a local newspaper. When the gentleman arrived in his small truck he looked to be over 90 and had a pronounced limp. With trepidation, we watched him climb up onto our kitchen counter, reach up and unscrew the bulb. We showered him with compliments and carefully helped him down, thankful we hadn’t needed to dial 9-1-1. Each year when spring or fall rolls around, we devour articles on home improvement made easy. You know, those little do-it-yourself tasks that anybody can do? Sure! It is helpful to be in an area where Amish carpenters live. Their suspenders alone inspire confidence. It’s also encouraging for us to see so many pick-up trucks and vans, signs to us that the owner is a handy person. A tool collection is another illustrative indicator of one’s “handy” abilities. When the handyman who built our deck saw our meager home improvement instruments, or lack thereof, he bought us a 10-in-one screwdriver with little interchangeable metal pieces. We have found uses for this item that no one could dream of. While watching the Amish crew build our condo some years back, we tried to appear knowledgeable. They quickly figured out how clueless we were. When we’d ask why they were performing a certain task, their pet answer became, “because this is a very special house”. This response left us happy and feeling important. The world has and needs all kinds of people – the handy and the “handyless”. We are there for one another. We complement each other. Wouldn’t you agree?

Disaster Preparedness A person does not have to live in northeast Ohio very long before it becomes apparent that electrical service to homes, businesses, and safety services can be interrupted all too easily. Heavy snow and ice storms, as well as violent thunderstorms, are common around Ashtabula and Geauga counties, a phenomenon that comes with being situated so close to the depths of Lake Erie.  When electricity is disrupted, it can takes hours or days for it to be restored in spite of the diligent efforts of utility workers. What is you backup plan? We cannot tame the weather, but the GeneratorPros at Shepp Electric Co. can help to ensure that you are safe, warm and still in business no matter what unlikely disasters will occur.  Craig and his team of 10 employees install GENERAC automatic stand-by power generators for customers who are tired of babysitting their portable generator or pulling out the candles and bailing out the basement every time there is an outage. There is never a lack of demand for the sorts of GENERAC generators that Shepp Electric provides - a fact that has helped the company thrive for over 25 years now. “We cover all of the North Coast, including

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Oct. 6-7: Goblins in the Garden The Holden Arboretum’s annual Halloween event is from10 a.m. to 4p.m. Daylight trickor-treat in a decorated garden. Wagon rides, leaf trail, cornstalk maze, straw pyramid climb, face and hand painting, live entertainment, free apples and cider. Dogs on leashes and in costume are welcome. Rain or shine. Visit www.holdenarb.org. Oct. 6-7: Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival The 43rd annnual Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival will be held at the intersection of State Routes 528 and 322. Parking shuttle service from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and free attractions. For general information, call Nancy Saunders at 440-636-5197. Oct. 7: Oktoberfest Polka Mass Noon polka mass at St. Edward & St. Lucy Church, 16150 Center St., Parkman (44080). 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 or Karen 440-223‑4700. Starting Oct. 7: 23rd Annual Musical Benefit for Geauga Hunger Task Force It is once more time to raise our voices to help our neighbors! Practices will be at Notre Dame Chapel, 13000 Auburn Center Road, Munson, Sundays 2 - 4 p.m. starting Oct. 7 and continuing until the performance. Soloists chosen from choir members by audition. Auditions will be held during practice Oct. 21. Choir members have ranged in age from 12 to 94; you only need a willing spirit to join. Contact Sue Juhasz, Project Coordinator, at srgcjuh@ windstream.net or 440-968-3564. Oct. 13: Masquerade Ball Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their Masquerade Ball at the Sugar Bush Golf Club located just outside the city limits on State Route 88. Doors open at 6 p.m. Catered dinner served at 7 p.m. Tickets $30 each, $60 a couple, and $200 for a table of eight. Purchase tickets at Huntington Bank, Middlefield Bank, Dairy Queen, Skylanes Bowling, Ellerhorst

Russell Insurance or by calling 330-5272463. Costumes not required, but those in costume will be eligible to compete for prizes. Plenty of food, dancing, cash bar, 50/50 raffle and a lottery tree. Live music by “The Boys are Back.” Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Oct. 13: Hiram Police “Fill-a-Police Car” Food Drive and Pet Adoption 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Non-perishable food items will be collected to support needy families. Area pet rescues will be at the event with many adoptable and adorable dogs and cats. Martial Arts and Police K-9 Demonstrations. Hiram Municipal Center, 11617 Garfield Road, Hiram (44234). Oct. 20: Sweetest Day Remember your sweetie on Sweetest Day! Oct. 20: “Comedy” Night at the Races The Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its benefit “Comedy” Night at the Races at St. Mary’s Church Banquet Room, 401 North St., Chardon. Open to the public. Event begins at 5 p.m. $20 admission. For information call 440-2859050 or visit www.chardonchamber.com. Oct. 23: Reinventing Your Retirement Retire comfortably. Retirement is not the same as it was 20 years ago. Dr. Dick Dawson, a recognized expert in helping people and organizations navigate through retirement and career transitions founded Retirement Crossroads in 2008. He is a coach, counselor, consultant, speaker, trainer and a “baby boomer.” Dick has worked with thousands of people to make the move from being employees or business owners to active and successful retirees. 7 p.m. Kent State University Geauga Campus, 14111 Claridon Troy Road, Burton. Questions, contact Carol Gardner, cgardne2@kent.edu or 440‑834‑3755.

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Adorable Wendy Wendy was rescued from the outdoors and is very ready for her forever home. She is outgoing, playful and loving. She can be a little “talker” at times, especially if she isn’t in the same room with you and wants your attention. Wendy is about 10 weeks old, spayed, vaccinated and has tested negative for leukemia/FIV. To meet Wendy, contact Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue at 440-474-9721 or deptola. Kathy@gmail.com.

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Humane societies in our region feel so strongly about the need to help black cats that they’re teaming up this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6 for the “Everything Goes with Black” cat adoption promotion and are waiving the adoption fee for one black cat per household (one year old and up)! Black cats are the most likely to be overlooked by potential adopters, leaving them to spend more time in shelter cages and rescue group foster homes than other cats. Adopt a black cat from the Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Road, Russell Township. Questions, call 440-338-4819 extension 10 or visit www.geaugahumane.org.

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House and sHop on 2.88 acres on rt 322. Home has 2bdrms & a bath up and 2bdrms & a bath down in the house + a garage below. The shop is a separate building with its own parking area... Have a tenant Help WitH Mortgage This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is currently leased to 2 tenants (a 2 bdrm up & another 2bdrm down). Tenants are on a month to month lease and have separate utility meters. Keep the tenants for an investment or live in half and have one of the tenant’s rent help with mortgage...$49,900 affordable living only $49,900 3 bdrm, 2 bath manufactured home on a foundation on .42 acres... West farmington need 4 bedrooMs? 4 bdrm, 2 bath home. Bedroom, office, living room, kitchen, dining room and laundry on 1st floor. Upstairs 3 more bedrooms. + attached garage & shop on .47 acres... Mesopotamia $105,000 short sale HoMe business attacHed to this 2 bedroom house, is a large shop/retail area...in un-zoned Mesopotamia-$139,000 lots available: n Ready for your trailer-$300/mo lease n W Farmington 2 to 4.36acres choice of 5lots n Middlefield-20+acres front open & rear wooded coMMercial spaces for lease: Burton, Parkman, Middlefield & Orwell (garages, retail, office, warehouse & combo)

Terry Brooks, Proprietor Since 1992

call today to schedule appointment

11755 Kinsman Rd • Newbury, OH • 440.564.9144

Huntsburg for $140,000

T. brooks repair 440-487-4355

Qualified candidates must be able to work weekends & holidays. For qualified employees we offer a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including vacation for part time employees & employee meal program. Free lodging at 4 other Ohio State Park Lodges. Apply in person or email resume to abulzan@xanterra.com

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complete automotive care atv, motorcycle, car & small truck repair

BHM

Since 1992

440-636-3203

Sales, Service and Installation of Doors and Openers

“The Garage Door Guy” Rich Burzanko

Service calls as low as $55 for most of Geauga County “Honesty, Integrity, Dependability”

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Complete Painting & Wallpaper Services Residential & Commercial Drywall & Repair Insured • References • Free Estimates

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providing advertising, printing and publishing ser vices • media buying and ad placement • graphic design • copywriting • brochures • flyers • posters • stationary • printed forms PUBLISHERS OF: Country Savings Magazine and Middlefield Post Fairmount Center for the Arts Class Brochure Chagrin Falls, West Geauga, Hudson and South Euclid Lyndhurst Community Education Brochures

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Scale hrs: M-F 7:30-4:15; Sat 7:30-2:45 • 13862 Old State Rd., Middlefield

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Middlefield Post October 3rd, 2012