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andsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley mobilizes volunteers, promotes leadership and transforms communities. For more information, call 330-782-5877 or visit their Web site at www.HOVN.org. At any time during the year, organizations have specific needs for long- and short-term volunteers. If you are involved in a group that would like to adopt a charity, call the HandsOn Volunteer Network and they can help you maximize your contribution. Some opportunities appear below. Community Meet and Greet Session: HandsOn Volunteer Network – Sessions occur from 3 to 6 p.m. at the HandsOn offices, located at 5500 Market St., Suite110. Sessions are designed to assist individuals and organizations looking for volunteers or those seeking additional information on volunteer opportunities. Representatives from your organization can come and speak directly to a staff member and explore possibilities. Volunteer dog walkers: Mahoning County Dog Pound – Volunteers must be 18 years or older and must sign a waiver form with proper identification prior to walking dogs (first visit only). Contact HandsOn for more information. Museum/exhibit room hosts: Mahoning Valley Historical Society – “Memories of Christmas Past” is the annual holiday exhibit at the Arms Family Museum and includes period rooms decorated with vintage, one-of-a-kind holiday items. Volunteers are needed to serve as room hosts. Volunteers guard the displays, answer questions, and give directions, if necessary. Volunteers should be courteous, have good communication skills and the ability to stand for indefinite time periods. Candidates must be at least 18 and available from Dec, 3 through Jan. 8. The volunteer position includes mandatory trainings sessions at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 and Tuesday, Nov. 29. Contact Rebecca Whittenberger at 330-743-2589 or education@ mahoninghistory.org for information. Volunteer mentors: Eastern Ohio P-16 Partnership for Education –Five mentors are needed to support students in achieving academic success and preparing them for the transition from high school to college. Volunteers must possess a college degree and be available two hours per week on Saturday from September-May. Volunteer mentor/tutor: Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry – Tutors provide educational enrichment to children individually or in small groups two to six hours per week. Volunteers must have a high school diploma and the ability to work well with children. Volunteer fundraiser: SOPHIA (aka Stop One Place Help Is Available, Inc.) – Volunteer needed for fund-raising activities. Individual should possess the ability to recruit workers and chair events. Events benefit SOPHIA’s direct monetary assistance program in Trumbull County for non-narcotic prescriptions, eyeglasses, and the prevention of utility shutoffs. Volunteer: Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley – Volunteers are needed for both one-time and long-term opportunities. One-time opportunities require one visit to the classroom and long-term opportunities require five to seven visits, 45 minutes each, to the classroom during the school year. Senior volunteers: RSVP – Volunteer opportunities for persons 55 and older include feeding people, working in disaster services, and assisting with issues related to veterans. Call or email Marlene Braunlich at 330-782-5877 or mbraunlich@hovn.org

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Public Library to extend search for new director

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t a meeting in mid-January, the Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County voted to extend the search for Library director, upon recommendation of the search committee. Reporting for the search committee, Trustee Alex Benyo made the motion on Jan. 19 to extend the search. “We did a very thorough search across the country and many candidates were interviewed. We are in 100 percent agreement that we need to continue the search,” Benyo said. “We want to attract just the right candidate.” Bradbury Associates/Gossager Sager Associates will continue the search at no additional cost to the Library. The terms of their contract guaranteed a successful search. The Bradburys have set a tentative timetable for the national search, which includes advertising for the position in about a month and a cut-off for applications around the end of April. Interviewing is expected to take place in May. “We are hoping to have someone in place sometime in July,” said Jobeth Bradbury. Sears and Library Trustees will work on a bridge for this transition, since the process of selecting a new director will now extend past his original March 30 date of departure. He will meet with the Board’s personnel committee to discuss. The Board will need to take formal action to put such an extension into place. All candidates interested in the position will need to submit their interest, even if they had applied in the first round. The two candidates that visited Mahoning County this week, Juliet Machie and John Weedon, would again be considered if they choose to apply. The first search yielded 25 applications and 18 of these were deemed fully qualified, according to Dan Bradbury. The list was pared down to a field of eight and then to three. “The Search Committee and Library Trustees felt it was important to explore all options and not hurry the process,” said Janet Loew, Library communications and public relations director. “They are open to the possibility that other well-qualified candidates may yet emerge. Some time has elapsed since the Dec. 7 deadline for submitting applications and this opens the possibility that people not previously considering a job change may be motivated to apply at this time. Our trustees are taking great care with the process with a goal of finding a director who is a perfect fit for our library system and who will build on the fine work our current director has done.” Members of the Library Board of Trustees Search Committee are: Dr. David Ritchie,Trustee president; Trustees Alex Benyo, Delores Crawford and Kathryn Bennett; Library Director Carlton Sears;

Library Assistant Director Mary Pullin; Library Human Resource Director Ruth Bradshaw; and community member Joyce Brooks, who has actively participated in sessions of Library Strategic Planning, including the current Library 2011 plan. For information: http://www.libraryvisit.org/directorsearch.aspx In other action, the Board voted to reelect the following officers: President, Dr. David Ritchie; Vice President, Delores Crawford; Fiscal Officer, Susan Merriman; Deputy Fiscal Officer/Secretary, Tin McBane; Library Director, Carlton Sears. Additionally, the following trustees, whose terms were to expire this month, were re-elected to three year terms: Dr. David Ritchie, Alex Benyo, Millicent Counts, Thomas M. Frost and Judith Schmutz. The Board also approved a motion authorizing the fiscal officer to place and

open bids for the Jackson-Milton Branch Library project. Although the project is not ready to go for bids just yet, the Board was authorizing action when ready. Architect Ronald Cornell Faniro is preparing construction documents in anticipation of being ready to go for bids in late March.

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oungstown State University announced in mid-December an initiative aimed at encouraging Youngstown city high school students to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The new STEM Outreach Initiative is funded by a $20,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation. “STEM education is imperative to Youngstown’s growth as a leader in sustainable energy, advanced materials and technology,”

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said Martin Abraham, dean of YSU’s STEM College. “To be successful, the Youngstown area will require technologically advanced and highly skilled STEM professionals. “This initiative will inspire high school students to pursue STEM careers by nurturing and mentoring past and current YSU STEM students and by providing them with career experiences that give them a deep understanding of the opportunities of STEM education.” The STEM Outreach Initiative is a partnership between YSU’s STEM College, Youngstown City Schools’ Chaney STEM High School, AT&T and area employers. “Not only are STEM disciplines integral to communications technology and at the heart of our business, they are increasingly important to every business and the growth of our local economy,” said Stephen Kristan, director of external affairs for AT&T. “That’s why all students need at least basic STEM exposure and knowledge. Our work with the Youngstown City Schools and YSU is vital to helping young people develop these skills so they can effectively compete with students from around the world in advanced technology fields and enjoy productive and rewarding careers.” YCS Superintendent Connie Hathorn said: “STEM jobs are growing three times faster than non-STEM jobs, and local businesses, as well as employers across the nation, are concerned about the supply and availability of future workers. Most of our high school students are not aware of the opportunities available to them in the STEM fields. This grant provides students a vital link from our new STEM program to college and future jobs.” The fundamental objective of the initiative is to connect students at Chaney STEM High School with area STEM-related businesses as a means of encouraging them to pursue education and careers in STEM fields. Abraham said the decision to work specifically with the Youngstown City Schools is intended to address populations that are nationally underrepresented in STEM disciplines, including economically disadvantaged, blue collar, first college generation, and minorities, particularly African-Americans. The centerpiece of the initiative is an internship program starting summer 2012 for Chaney STEM students to attain hands-on, real-world experience in STEM-related fields, Abraham said. “Such experiences help students to better understand the importance and relevance of academic coursework, giving them a better understanding of the academic rigor and requirements of a STEM education,” he said. “Moreover, these experiences make students more desirable for potential employers during their college programs and after graduation, giving them a head start on a fulfilling lifetime career.” In addition to internships, the initiative will include tutoring and mentorship ac-


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lost my mother 20 years ago. If you haven’t lost a parent or member of your immediate family, you might not understand how traumatizing that is, especially if your family is close. Last month, my sister and brothers nearly lost our dad. Not suddenly, but slowly due to a health problem that seemed to linger and only get worse throughout fall. Our dad is 86. For the past two decades, he has assumed the role of both mom and dad. He’s softened a bit and now treats us like part-time adults. A few years ago, he said you get to a point in your life where you just want to enjoy your children. In the fall, things got a little uneasy. Dad was having trouble breathing and was getting winded easily. I started walking his dog before work and used the opportunity to check in with him. Then one night in mid-January, he called my sister at 2:30 in the morning and said he was having trouble breathing. It was difficult to hear the seriousness of his condition. He had significant blockage in bypasses from two decades ago. One heart valve was malfunctioning and blood was back flowing. This forced his heart to work harder. The hospital removed a liter of fluid from one lung. Our worries were complicated by fear and frustration because the computer system at the hospital was down for two days during a critical time in our father’s life. My siblings and I think our dad is an exceptional 86-year-old. However, we were told that his condition could only be forestalled with medication. When my sister asked the cardiac specialist why his valve was malfunctioning, she responded flatly: “because he’s old.” Later, my sister told me that the answer really angered her, but I was too numb from sleep deprivation and the stress of a newspaper deadline to absorb the insensitivity of the comment. Nobody wants to lose a parent, but the slow-motion loss of our dad almost seemed worse. After his first bypass, my dad increased his activity. He started walking five miles every day and maintained his usual busy schedule. And two weeks before that frightening call to my sister, he was splitting wood in the back yard. All sorts of dreadful scenarios ran through my mind. I imagined the beginning of the end. Limited mobility. A weakened heart function. Not being able to get to him in time. During the early days of his initial hospitalization, I overheard my older brother tell my brother in California that our dad had almost died. Before that, I just thought he had difficulty breathing. We were told that medication was the only solution due to our dad’s age. When my sister interjected that he wasn’t a typical 86-year-old man, her comments were dismissed as coming from someone who had trouble facing facts. If our dad was worried, he didn’t show it. A short while later, my brother-in-law Tony suggested we get a second opinion. At first, dad resisted. He would try medication

A new heart for dad

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Bill Peyko (bottom left) with three of his four children (clockwise from top left): Eric Peyko, Mark Peyko and Marshawn Agati at their childhood home in Campbell.

and see how things went. In this instance, he was behaving like a man his age. And he was also the winner of the Youngstown trifecta: A pre-Vatican II Catholic in a vertically managed town who was expected to heed a doctor’s opinion. After a little cajoling, dad agreed to set an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic. Tony said that if our dad felt better, he could always cancel. I just wanted to do what dad wanted and took a neutral position. Approximately one week later, my sister called me at the office to say that dad was on his way to the Clinic. Later, she reported that his room was beautiful and he was being treated well. She also said he was joking with the nurses. Of course. The following day, we met Dr. Ken-

neth McCurry, the lead heart surgeon who would assess the situation and, if possible, perform the operation. At this point, it was unclear whether that was even an option, but he would let us know. When asked if our dad’s condition could be corrected with medication, Dr. McCurry said no. Later that afternoon, my dad had trouble doing his breathing tests at the hospital. Although he’s usually pretty quick-witted, he seemed confused and didn’t understand how to do the exercise. Repeated failed attempts didn’t reassure me. And from Thursday through Monday, we didn’t know if dad could have an operation. Or even survive it. Although we wouldn’t know if surgery were possible for a few days, I was hopeful.

Despite the seriousness of the matter, I thought my dad would rather do something bold than live a diminished life. Dr. McCurry visi visited my dad a few times that week and even exchanged a few jokes. The follow following Monday, Dr. McCurry said surge surgery was possible. Scraps of information filtered back to me in Youngstown. On Monday, my sister called and said they were going to operate on Tuesday morning. So we went from not knowing if surgery were possible to knowing that it would be. I was relieved until I remembered that my dad was 86. Then surgery got rescheduled for Thursday morning. We later learned that dad got bumped because another patient was set to undergo a very difficult procedure on Tuesday and Dr. McCurry only did one operation per day. In the ensuing time, we also learned that our dad was very frightened. He didn’t tell my sister or me, but confided in one of the nurses who told us. On Thursday, my siblings and I were at the Cleveland Clinic at 6:30 a.m. to see dad into surgery. The operation was complicated and took nearly five hours. Initially, the procedure was to include three bypasses, a heart-valve repair and a heart-valve replacement. Ultimately, the surgical team did everything but one bypass. Dad lost a lot of blood. Fortunately, Dr. McCurry is an excellent surgeon and the operation went really well. That morning, everyone who had a family member undergoing open-heart surgery was required to attend a briefing where procedures, timelines and intensive-care recovery were explained. That lasted for about 45 minutes. One family member from each group was given a pager and an informational packet where the starting time for major surgery was penned in. The pager would notify family when major surgery had started. When our pager began vibrating, I started crying but my sister and brother couldn’t see because I was sitting in the row ahead. I also turned my head to face the wall so my friend Ron, who was sitting next to me, couldn’t see, either. We were told that Dr. McCurry would meet with us following the operation. When he came out to talk, we already knew that our dad had made it though alright because the Clinic gave us two updates during the procedure. Still, we wanted to hear from the doctor. Toward the end of the meeting, I wanted to hug Dr. McCurry, but simply shook his hand twice and thanked him profusely. I know my dad isn’t going to be around forever, but this wasn’t his time. And even though my dad loved my mom deeply, I knew that he wasn’t ready to see her. And I felt that she didn’t want to see him yet, either. My dad is home now and in recovery. He smiles a lot, despite having to adhere to a new diet. He’s probably more dependent on us than he wants to be, but we know he’s going to get better with time. I also know it’s not proper newspaper style to use courtesy titles on second reference, but Dr. McCurry deserves all the courtesies I can give him. He saved my dad.


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MAHONING VALLEY

This Old House features Youngstown home in March issue The Lyons House, located on Youngstown’s North Side, is profiled in the magazine’s ‘Save This Old House’ feature.

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his Old House, one of the largest shelter magazines in the nation, is featuring an historic Youngstown property in its March 2012 issue. The Lyons House, a 1910 arts-andcrafts style home located at 1010 Bryson St. on Youngstown’s North Side, is profiled in the magazine’s “Save This Old House” feature, which typically spotlights a distressed, but architecturally significant, property. The home is listed for $15,000. Copies of the magazine featuring the Youngstown home were mailed to subscribers in late January and the issue hit the newsstand in early February. Frank F. and Elizabeth Lyons built the house and lived there from 1910 until 1920. Lyons was president of the Lyons/Laerie Medical Supply Co. in Youngstown. The home was later owned by Beecher P. Higby Sr., who had prominent Ford and Lincoln dealerships in Youngstown. The Northside Citizens’ Coalition for Community Development, Inc. listed the property on preservationdirectory.com last July. A month later, Keith Pandolfi, associate editor at This Old House, contacted the Coalition for information on the property. Pandolfi writes the “Save This Old House” feature for the magazine. “I’ve always known that Youngstown had incredible historical housing stock, but this one just seemed very unique to me,” Pandolfi said in a recent phone interview. “Here you have a Mediterranean-style house in an industrial town in the Midwest. It caught my eye.” The Lyons House is a two-story Craftsmanstyle home and a contributing property in the Wick Park Historic District (National Register of Historic Places). The home is notable for two large parapet gables in a Spanish Mission style. The house is constructed with Tapestry Brick, an art brick manufactured f d by Fiske and Co., Inc. of New York. The historic house is four blocks from Youngstown State University and one block east of Wick Park. Homes in the

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1010 Bryson St., an historic home on Youngstown’s North Side, is featured in the March 2012 edition of This Old House.

neighborhood date from between 1900 and 1915. Styles include Craftsman, Colonial Revival, English Revival, Tudor, Queen Anne and Neo-Classical. “The North Side neighborhood has a concentration of historic architectural variety that rivals any community in the Midwest,” said Meg Slifcak, principal, MKS Consulting, who is advising the Northside Coalition on the divestment. “The neighborhood’s location adjacent to Wick Park and YSU and the Wick Park residents make this neighborhood ripe for the urban pioneer,” she said. For the past five years, the Northside Coalition has sold its real-estate holdings so it can shift from community development to neighborhood advocacy. A Raymond John Wean Foundation grant funded the initiative. NSCC President Mark C. Peyko (the writer of this article) is leading the project with board members Atty. Leonard Schiavone, Herb Soss, Norma Stefanik and Mark Thompson. The late Linda Hoefert also assisted in the project. To date, the non-profit organization has sold nine houses and scattered vacant lots in a neighborhood bounded by Madison, Wick, Elm and Broadway. Six of the previously vacant houses are now owner-occupied and another serves as a student rental. Dominic Marchionda, who built the Flats at Wick apartment complex on Madison, acquired two houses just north of YSU for a planned commercial development. Howard Hanna Realtor Linda Tobin Blough handled the real estate transactions. Despite the recent house sales, many challenges remain – including the number of vacant properties and absentee owners in the neighborhood. “The residents need to create a vision and a plan to realize the dream of increasing vitality in the neighborhood,” Slifcak said. For more information on the Lyons House, visit http://www.preservationdirectory.com/HistoricRealEstate/ PropertyDetail.aspx?id=1629.

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF YOUNGSTOWN AND MAHONING COUNTY.

This image depicts the historic Lyons House in 1927. Beecher P. Higby, who owned Ford and Lincoln dealerships in Youngstown, was the second Youngstowner to live there. Image courtesy of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

Editor’s note: Metro Monthly Publisher Mark C. Peyko is president of the North Side Citizens’ Coalition.


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HEALTH & FITNESS

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Beginning of spring signals time to get in shape for summer Old Log Cabin, Mill Creek Metroparks, Price Road near Lake Glacier, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Kitchen has stove, sink and electricity. Seats 25-30. Parking: five spaces and more nearby. Call for fees and reservations. Packard Park, Perkins Park, Log Cabin, 521 Main Ave., S.W., Warren; 330-841-2641. Call for information on facility rentals at Packard and Perkins parks and the Log Cabin. Parks open from 7 a.m. until dark. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek Metroparks, between East and West Cohasset drives, Youngstown; 330702-3000. Facility has a capacity of 100. Downstairs seats 60; upstairs offers a large dance floor, electricity, and fireplace. Kitchen has six-burner gas stove/oven, sink, refrigerator. Site equipped with electricity, heat, restrooms and coatrooms. Alcohol is allowed in the pavilion and adjoining terrace. Parking: 39 spaces. Call for rental fees and reservations.

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© 2012 The Metro Monthly. All rights reserved.

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he Youngstown-Warren area offers a number of natural areas and facilities where residents can enjoy wintertime activities. Recreational opportunities range from outdoor walks to competitive team sports. Many city, township and village parks offer league play, organized hikes and other structured recreational activities this time of year. Natural beauty abounds in the area and access to much of it is free. Consult the Metro Monthly calendar for additional information on wintertime hikes and activities. The following directory lists local outdoor facilities and indoor fitness and recreation facilities.

Wick Park Pavilion, Youngstown City Hall, 26 S. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-742-8711. Features an indoor meeting area and Great Room with kitchen facilities and bathrooms. Call for fees or more information.

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IN THIS SECTION PARKS & NATURE AREAS FITNESS & COMMUNITY CENTERS INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES/SPORTS TEAM SPORTS FITNESS CLASSES PARKS & REC DEPARTMENTS City of Warren Parks and Recreation Department, 521 Main Ave., S.W., Warren; 330-841-2641. Parks are open from 7 a.m. until dark. Call for facility rentals at Packard and Perkins parks and the Log Cabin. City of Youngstown Parks and Recreation Department, Youngstown City Hall, 26 S. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-742-8711. Parks are open 7 a.m. until dark. Call 330-742-8711 for facility rentals or information. Mill Creek MetroParks, 7574 ColumbianaCanfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Visit www. millcreekmetroparks.com for more information.

PARKS & NATURE AREAS Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road, Austintown; 330-799-6989. Offers a metered walking trail, nature trail and the “Braille Trail,” a guided course for the visually-impaired. Park closes after dark. Boardman Township Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-726-8105. Offers a walking trail in a young forest with various trail off-shoots. Geneva State Park, 4499 Padanarum Road, Geneva, Ohio; 440-466-8400 (park office), 440-466-7565 (marina). Lodge reservations: 1-800-801-9982 or www. thelodgeatgeneva.com. Geneva State Park offers hiking trails and lodging. The Lodge and Conference Center, a $12 million facility, features 109 guest rooms, a restaurant, indoor pool, gift shop and wine-tasting room. Pets are permitted in the park. Guilford Lake State Park, 6835 East Lake Road, Lisbon; 330-222-1712. Guilford Lake State Park is located on the west fork of the Little Beaver Creek. Park offerings include a 518-acre wildlife area and a half-mile hiking trail. Pets permitted. Lake Milton State Park, 16801 Mahoning Ave., Lake Milton; 330-654-4989. Lake Milton State Park features over 1,000 land and 1,685 water acres. The reservoir is home to all types of waterfowl and shorebirds. Pets are permitted in the park, but must be on a leash. Mill Creek MetroParks, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Mill Creek Park is a 2,530-acre facility that courses through western and southern Youngstown and parts of Boardman. The facility features 21 miles of drives, 15 miles of trails, sports and recreational facilities and natural areas. In addition, the park system maintains the Vickers Nature

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Season three of ‘Homeplate’ will feature fitness and diet tips from area professionals. Area and the McGuffey farm and estate on the East Side of Youngstown. Mosquito Lake State Park, 1439 State Route 305, Cortland; 330-637-2856 (park office), 330- 638-5700 (campground office). Mosquito Lake State Park includes a 7,850-acre lake. Recreational offerings include fishing, 20 miles of hiking trails and 10 miles of bridle trails. Pets permitted. Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park, State Route 282, Nelson Township, Ohio; 440-564-2279. This 167-acre state park offers hiking trails through outcroppings of glacial stone. Rock formations include the “Devil’s Icebox,”“Indian Pass,” and “Old Maid’s Kitchen.”Visitors must remain on designated trails due to sometimes rugged terrain. Pets permitted. Pymatuning State Park, 6260 Pymatuning Lake Road, Andover, Ohio. Park office: 440-293-6030; camp office: 440-293-6684. Pymatuning State Park offers winter camping in select areas. Offers family-style and standard cottages. Pets permitted. West Branch State Park, 5708 Esworthy Road, Ravenna; 330-296-3239. Offers 41 miles of hiking trails, 20 miles of bridle trails and a 7-mile cycling trail. Pets are permitted.

Sheltered pavilions & spaces Bears Den Cabin, Mill Creek Metroparks, between New Cross and Bears Den,Youngstown; 330-702-3000. By reservation. One-room, all-enclosed facility seats 36. Small kitchen offers sink, four-burner gas stove (with oven/griddle) and electricity. Parking: nine spaces. Call for rental fees and reservations. Birch Hill Cabin, Mill Creek Metroparks, West Drive; 330-702-3000. By reservation. Kitchen has gas stove, refrigerator, sink and electricity. Seats 48. Parking: 26 spaces. Call for rental fees and reservations. D.D. Davis Education and Visitor Center, Mill Creek Metroparks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. This 25,000 square foot complex at Fellows Riverside Gardens includes classrooms, a gift shop, art gallery, auditorium and cafe. The facility features flagstone terraces and dramatic views of the gardens and park. A large parking lot can accommodate buses and all facilities are barrier free. Offers classrooms, meeting spaces and an auditorium. Call for rental fees and reservations. Kenneth F. McMahon Hall, MetroParks Farm, Route 46, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Facility is barrier-free and includes restrooms, kitchen facilities and a large parking lot. Call for rental fees and reservations.

The Youngstown-Warren area has many private, membership-based fitness facilities. Consult the Yellow Pages for listings. Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center, YSU Campus, Fifth Avenue near Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3488. Features over 140 pieces of strength and conditioning equipment, a 53-foot rock wall (for climbing), a multi-purpose sports area with four courts for basketball and volleyball, a jogging track, and aerobics areas for group exercise classes. Participants must have a valid YSU I.D. to use the facilities, equipment and programs. Associated Neighborhood Centers - McGuffey Centre Inc., 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown; 330-7444377. Offers social activities and health and wellness programming; senior, teen and youth programming; family education and support programs; and classes in computers and fiscal management. Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown, 2105 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown; 330-782-2714. Web site: ytownbgc.org. The Boys & Girls Club offers a variety of fitness, social service and character-building programs. The facility features a gymnasium for basketball and volleyball; a multipurpose room for air hockey, foosball, bumper pool, billiards and jump rope; computer labs; karate; and programs in art, dance and nutrition. Buckeye Elks Youth Center, 421 North Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-1115. Buckeye Elks operates a youth center with recreational and sports programs, a day-care facility and community activities. Ralph A. Infante Wellness Center, Waddell Park, Niles; 330-553-6280. The Infante Wellness Center offers allages athletic and fitness programming, recreation and educational programs. Membership-fee based facility has batting cages, basketball and tennis courts, and fitness and aerobics areas. Jewish Community Center of Youngs-town, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-746-3251. Web site: www.jccyoungstown.org. Offers a membershipbased fitness facility with health, wellness and fitness classes. Features a 25 meter indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, men’s and women’s locker rooms (sauna, steam and whirlpool) and children’s locker rooms. Members receive discounts on classes and programs, including water exercise, youth and adult leagues and swimming lessons. Sandy Kessler is executive director. Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispana Americana Inc. (OCCHA), 3660 Shirley Road, Youngstown; 330781-1808. Web site: www.youngstownoccha.org In addition to offering social services, emergency assistance and referrals, OCCHA features youth programs, after-school tutoring, parenting, and cultural and senior programs. Mary Isa Garayua is executive director. Salvation Army (various locations).Web site: www.use. salvationarmy.org/neo. 45 Idlewood Ave., Austintown;

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REC FACILITIES, FROM PAGE 10 330-270-5999. 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-8403. 10 S. Fruit St., Youngstown; 330-7473388. In addition to social services, the Salvation Army provides educational, social, developmental, and recreational programing for children, teens and adults. Call for information. Rebecca Williams Community Center, 760 Main Ave., S.W., Warren; 330-399-2582. Call for information on programs and services. YMCA (Warren Family Branch), 210 High St. N.W., Warren; 330-394-1565. Membership-based facility offers a fitness center, free-weight room, gym, generalpurpose room, swimming pools, and aerobics and fitness studios. Specialties include health and fitness programs, aquatics and individual and team sports. YMCA ( Youngstown Central Branch), 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Web site: www.youngstownymca.org. Membership-based, allages facility offers fitness and wellness programming, individual and team sports and fee-based recreational, fitness and enrichment programming. Offerings include personal training, water fitness, aquatics, swimming lessons, senior-fitness programs, and a leagues for volleyball, basketball and baseball. Mike Shaffer is branch director. Eric Buckingham is membership director. Consult the Web site for information on memberships, classes and programs. YMCA (Davis Branch), 45 McClurg Road, Boardman; 330-480-5656. Web site: www.youngstownymca.org. Membership-based, all-ages facility offers fitness and wellness programming, individual and team sports, a therapy pool, and fee-based recreational, fitness and enrichment programming. Some offerings include organized water fitness classes, aquatics, swimming lessons, computer classes, enrichment programming and lifeguard training. Tom Grantonic is branch director. YWCA of Warren, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren; 330373-1010. Web site: www.ywcaofwarren.org. Offers health and wellness programs. Visit the Web site for program schedules. YWCA of Youngstown, 25 W. Rayen Ave.,Youngstown; 330-746-6361. Web site: www.ywca.org/youngstown. Provides childcare, housing, and wellness programs for women and children; after-school programs for school-age children; breast-cancer screenings, a lupus support group and educational programming. Many activities will be temporarily occurring elsewhere due to a major restoration of the facility. Constance Shaffer is executive director.

INDIVIDUAL SPORTS/ACTIVITIES Bicycling (associations) Out-Spokin’ Wheelmen Bicycle Club; e-mail: info@outspokinwheelmen.com. Web site: www. outspokinwheelmen.com. This recreational cycling club is comprised of over 500 members from Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Lawrence counties. Club operates throughout the year. (Visit their Web site for a schedule of activities.) Activities include mountain bike rides, hiking, canoeing, crosscountry skiing, skating and sledding. Meetings occur at 7:30 p.m., the second Wednesday of the month at the Mill Creek Farm in Canfield. Dave Hughes is group president.

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Bowling alleys The Youngstown-Warren area has many ongoing bowling leagues during the winter months. Consult any of the following bowling alleys or associations for league information. Amron Lanes, 492 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-5333339. Bell-Wick Bowl, 6105 W. Liberty St., Hubbard; 330534-1179. Boardman Lanes, 7524 Market St., Boardman; 330758-6626. Bowladrome Lanes, 56 S. State St., Struthers; 330750-1551. Camelot Lanes, 628 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 330-758-6626. C-G Pro Shop, 1741 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-797-0361. Cortland Lanes, 3684 Warren-Meadville Road, Cortland; 330-637-2961. Crest Lanes, 3390 Youngstown Road, Warren; 330369-6218. Echo Lanes, 2592 Elm Road, Warren; 330-372-1378. Freeway Lanes of Warren, 2700 Parkman Road, N.W., Warren; 330-898-2866. Holiday Bowl, 777 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-755-1444, Kay Lanes, 841 S. State St., Girard; 330-545-2539. Mahoning Valley Lanes, 2617 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-792-7675. McKinley Lanes, 2666 Robbins Ave., Niles; 330-6527111. Niles Lanes, 1581 State Route 169, Niles; 330-6523348. Wedgewood Lanes, 1741 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-792-1949. West Side Bowling Alley, Inc., 3320 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-793-0947.

Dancing (ballroom, bellydancing) The Youngstown-Warren area has many groups offering dance classes and instruction. Consult the Yellow Pages for listings. Avon Oaks Ballroom, 1401 N. State St., Girard; 330-545-4882. Offers weekly ballroom dances and instruction. Call for more information or visit www. avonoaksballroom.com. Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Boardman; 330-788- 3200. Offers weekly classes in a comfortable studio setting. All skill levels. Offers instruction in a variety of dance styles. Just Got to Dance, Orthodox Center/Pavilion, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. Offers monthly ballroom dance sessions. See www.youngstowndance.org for information and schedules. Meet Me on the Dance Floor, 330-727-6312. Offers ballroom dancing and instruction for singles, couples and groups. No partner necessary; private instruction is available. Dances occur throughout the month at Judy Conti studios in Austintown (Wedgewood Plaza) and Boardman (Huntington Woods Mall). Call 330-727-6312 or visit www.meetmeonthedancefloor. com for information. Y-Dance Club, Ukrainian Orthodox Pavilion, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown; for information, call

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330-482-9064 or visit www.y-dance.org. Offers lessons and regular open dances. Consult the Web site. Weekly dances are held every Tuesday night. Admission to the dance and lessons is $6 for Y-dance members and $10 for non-members. You do not need a partner. YMCA (Davis Branch), 45 McClurg Road, Boardman; 330-480-5656. Web site: www.youngstownymca.org. Facility offers ballroom dancing classes, youth dance, line dancing and Zumba, which combines Latin and world beats in an exercise program. Many classes are included in the membership fee.

Exercise and walking trails Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road, Austintown; 330-799-6989. Offers a metered walking trail, a wooded nature trail and the “Braille Trail,” a guided trail for the visually impaired.This quarter- mile trail includes a rope guide and signage explaining park wildlife and vegetation. Closes after dark. Beaver Creek State Park, Columbiana County; 330-385-3091. This 3,038-acre park offers 16 miles of hiking trails. Boardman Township Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-726-8105. Offers a walking trail and various trail off-shoots. Ford Nature Education Center, Youngstown; 330740-7107. Features the “Virginia J. Axtmann Nature Trail for All People,” a barrier-free 1,635 foot nature trail. The trail has signage pointing out the various plants and trees along the way. Grand River Wildlife Area, 6686 state Route 534, West Farmington, Trumbull County; 330-889-3280. This 7,000-acre facility features wetlands, lakes and ponds. Howland Trustees Wildlife Preserve, 2000 Rosegarden, Howland; 330-856-9707. This 169-acre park features a lake and a 200-acre natural area/ wildlife sanctuary. Main Park No. 1, 2000 Rosegarden, Howland; 330-8569707. This 169-acre park offers hiking trails, a 200-acre natural area and a wildlife sanctuary. McGuffey Nature Preserve, McGuffey Road, Coitsville Township.This 78-acre nature preserve permits hiking. Onsite parking. Mill Creek MetroParks, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Mill Creek Park, established in 1891 by Volney Rogers, is a 2,530-acre park that courses through western and southern Youngstown and portions of Boardman. The facility features 21 miles of drives, 15 miles of trails, sports and recreational facilities, gardens, natural areas and picnic facilities. (In addition, the park system maintains the Vickers Nature Area and the McGuffey farm and estate on the East Side of Youngstown.) The park contains an extensive network of trails. The Gorge Trail Boardwalk offers a 2-mile all-weather walkway along Mill Creek. Not all trails may be open in winter, due to weather conditions. Hiking trails appear below. Artist’s Trail. Scenic trail takes in a WPA wall built during the Depression. Level of difficulty: easy. Distance: 1/4 mile. Virginia J. Axtmann Nature Trail for All People. Trail takes in scenic and natural views. Level of difficulty: easy. Access: barrier-free. Distance: 1/4 mile. East Channel and Islands Trail. Covers a flat terrain through a wetland and wildflower area. Distance: 1 mile. West Channel and Islands Trail. Level of difficulty: fairly easy with slight grades. Distance: 1 mile. East Cohasset Trail. Courses along Lake

Bicycle trails Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail, Columbiana County. The Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail runs 11 miles along Little Beaver Creek. The trail begins in Lisbon and courses to Leetonia along the rail bed of the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad. Offers scenic views of Little Beaver Creek. MetroParks Bikeway, Mahoning County. Trail runs from Western Reserve Road in Canfield to the Trumbull County border. The paved trail opened in 2000 and is 11 miles. Parking is available at MetroParks Farm (Canfield) and the Kirk Road Trailhead in Austintown. Stavich Bicycle Trail, Mahoning and Lawrence counties. This 10-mile trail runs from Struthers and Lowellville to New Castle. Along the way, riders will see the Mahoning River, downtown Lowellville and a beaver pond. Western Reserve Greenway, Ashtabula County. This 43-mile trail extends from Ashtabula to Warren.

Golf (indoor/practice) Creekside Golf Dome, 1300 N. State St., Girard; 330545-5000. Offers an indoor practice range and group and private golf lessons. Glow Fore It, 8414 Market St., Boardman; 330-7584569. Offers an indoor miniature 18-hole golf course in a glow-in-the-dark setting.

Racquetball, handball and squash The Youngstown-Warren area has many private, membership-based racquetball facilities. Consult the Yellow Pages for listings. Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-746-3251. Web site: www.jccyoungstown.org. Offers a membership-based fitness facility with racquetball courts. YMCA (Warren Family Branch), 210 High St. N.W., Warren; 330-394-1565. Offers courts for individuals, groups and leagues. Call for information. YMCA ( Youngstown Central Branch), 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Web site: www.youngstownymca.org. Offers courts for individual, group and league play.

Rock climbing Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center, YSU Campus, Fifth Avenue near Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3488. Facility features a 53-foot rock wall. Participants must have a valid YSU I.D. to use the facilities, equipment and programs.

Running tracks, circuit training

Bowling (associations) Youngstown Men’s Bowling Association, 7255 Glendale, Boardman; 330-758-8367. Youngstown Women’s Bowling Asso-ciation, 2703 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-799-7999.

Cohasset and the historic Suspension Bridge. Level of difficulty: moderately difficult. Distance: 1.5 miles. West Cohasset Walk.Trail takes in the park’s hemlocks and Lake Cohasset. Level of difficulty: moderately difficult with steps and slight grades. Distance: 1 mile. Davies Wetland Trail. Trail courses through wetlands habitat. Level of difficulty: easy. Access: barrier-free. Distance: 1/4 mile. East Glacier Trail. Trail takes in wildlife and the Parapet Bridge. Level of difficulty: fairly easy, with a flat terrain. Distance: 1/2 mile. East Golf Hike/Bike Trail. Popular trail is heavily used my cyclists, joggers, walkers, and in-line skaters. Level of difficulty: easy with a flat surface. Access: barrier-free. Distance: 1.5 miles. East Gorge Walk. Trail takes in stone outcroppings, lush evergreens and Lanterman’s Falls. Level of difficulty: moderately difficult with steps and a boardwalk. Distance: 1/2 mile. West Gorge Trail. Trail takes in Lake Newport Dam. Level of difficulty: moderately difficult with some hills. Distance: 1 mile. Lily Pond Circle Trail. Loops around the Lily Pond, with lots of wildlife viewing. Level of difficulty: Easy, with flat terrain. Distance: 1/4 mile. East Newport Hike/ Bike Trail. Trail takes in views of the Daffodil Meadow and Lake Newport. Level of difficulty: relatively easy, with some slight hills. Distance: 1.75 miles. West Newport Trail. Trail has a view of Lake Newport and the park’s wetland area. Level of difficulty: moderately difficult with some hills. Distance: 1 mile. Old Tree Trail. Trail takes in panoramic views of Lake Glacier. Level of difficulty: fairly difficult, with hills. Distance: 1 mile. Mosquito Lake State Park, Trumbull County; 330637-2856. State park offers 3,961 land acres and 7,850 water acres, including 2 miles of hiking trails. Visitors may pick up trail maps at the park office. Packard Park, 1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-8412641. Exercise trails around the park perimeter. Perkins Park, Perkins Drive at Mahoning Avenue, Warren; 330-841-2641. Features an asphalt path of varying grades (for jogging and inline skating) that courses through the park. Poland Municipal Forest, Poland Township. Offers trails through a mature wooded area. Wick Park, 260 Park Ave., North Side; 330-742-8711. This 34.14 acre park features a jogging path and various exercise stations. A popular place for walking in morning and throughout the day. Yellow Creek Park, Mill Creek MetroParks, Bridge Street at Lowellville Road, Struthers; 330-755-7275. Hiking trails amid a glacial valley along Yellow Creek.

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The Youngstown-Warren area has many private, membership-based fitness facilities. Consult the Yellow Pages for listings. Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center, YSU Campus, Fifth Avenue near Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3488. Features offers an indoor track, treadmills bicycles and circuit-training equipment Must have a valid YSU I.D. to use the facilities, equipment and programs. Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-746-3251. Web site:

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Warren; 330-394-1565. Membership-based facility offers a fitness center, free weights, gym, generalpurpose room, pools, aerobics and fitness studios. YMCA ( Youngstown Central Branch), 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Web site: www.youngstownymca.org. Membershipbased, all-ages facility offers fitness and wellness programming. Strength-training equipment includes free weights, Cybex and Nautilus machines and aerobic equipment. YMCA (Davis Branch), 45 McClurg Road, Boardman; 330-480-5656. Web site: www.youngstownymca.org. Membership-based, all-ages facility offers fitness and wellness programming. Strength-training equipment includes free weights, Cybex and Nautilus machines and aerobic equipment. YWCA of Warren, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren; 330-3731010. Web site: www.ywcaofwarren.org. Offers health and wellness programs. Visit the Web for schedules.

www.jccyoungstown.org. Membership-based facility has treadmills and circuit-training equipment. YMCA (Warren Family Branch), 210 High St. N.W., Warren; 330-394-1565. Membership-based facility offers an indoor track, treadmills bicycles, stairsteppers, and circuit-training equipment. YMCA ( Youngstown Central Branch), 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Web site: www.youngstownymca.org. Membership-based, allages facility offers an indoor track, treadmills bicycles, stair-steppers, and circuit-training equipment. YMCA (Davis Branch), 45 McClurg Road, Boardman; 330-480-5656. Web site: www.youngstownymca. org. Membership-based, all-ages facility offers an indoor track, treadmills bicycles, and circuit-training equipment.

Skating (inline) Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road, Austintown; 330-799-6989. Offers a metered walking trail. Closes after dark. Boardman Township Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-726-8105. Offers a paved driveway area. Mill Creek MetroParks, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Mill Creek Park is a 2,530-acre park that courses through western and southern Youngstown and portions of Boardman. Offers 21 miles of roads and designated areas for inline skating. Mosquito Lake State Park, 1439 State Route 305, Cortland; 330-637-2856 (park office), 330- 638-5700 (campground office). Offers paved roadways for inline skating. Perkins Park, Perkins Drive at Mahoning Avenue, Warren; 330-841-2641. Features an asphalt path of varying grades (for jogging and inline skating) that courses through the park. Wick Park, 260 Park Ave., North Side; 330-742-8711. This 34.14 acre park features an asphalt path around the perimeter for the park. Also a popular place for walkers and joggers.

Skating (rollerskating) Champion Rollarena, 5040 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Champion; 330-847-0480. Cortland Roller Rink, 290 S. High, Cort-land; 330637-4078. Skate Zone, 5420 Mahoning Ave., Austin-town; 330-270-4386.

Skiing (cross country) Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road, Austintown; 330-799-6989. Permits cross-country skiing on self-guided trails. Closes after dark. Beaver Creek State Park, Columbiana County; 330385-3091. This 3,038-acre park offers limited crosscountry skiing. Due to steep trails, activity is confined to the picnic area. Boardman Township Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-726-8105. Park permits crosscountry skiing on the hiking and bicycle trails. Geneva State Park, Ashtabula County; 330-466-8400. This 696-acre park permits cross-country skiing in designated areas. Grand River Wildlife Area, 6686 state Route 534, West Farmington, Trumbull County; 330-889-3280. Offers cross-country skiing on a 20-foot wide swath surrounded by woods. Main Park No. 1, 2000 Rosegarden, Howland; 330856-9707. This 169-acre park permits cross-country skiing in a self-guided, make-your-own-trail setting. Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown, Boardman Township; 330-702-3000. The Mill Creek Golf Course double as self-guided, cross-country ski trails in winter. Skiers must avoid roped-off areas. Mosquito Lake State Park, Trumbull County; 330637-2856. State park offers marked cross-country skiing areas. Visitors may pick up trail maps at the park office. Roosevelt Park, 800 Struthers-Liberty Road, Campbell; 330-755-7445. Roosevelt offers self-guided, crosscountry skiing. Stambaugh Golf Course, 202 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-743-5370. Permits cross-country skiing in designated areas.

Skiing (associations) Warren Ski Club. Web site: www.warrenskiclub.org. E-mail: s39k@zoominternet.net. The Warren Ski Club is a membership-based organization established in 1956. The group hosts ski trips throughout winter.

Yoga The Youngstown-Warren area has many fitness facilities and health-care providers that offer yoga classes. Consult the Yellow Pages.

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Visit the Web site for schedules. In addition, the Warren Ski Club hosts a monthly meeting for new and prospective members. Jack Kumick is president. Yo u n g s t o w n S k i C l u b. We b s i t e : w w w. youngstownskiclub.org. E-mail: bhinch@comcast. net. The Youngstown Ski Club is a membershipbased organization established in 1958. In addition to hosting ski trips, the group offers recreational and social activities throughout the year. One day ski trips are open to non-members. Visit the group’s Web site for a current schedule.

Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown, 2105 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown; 330-782-2714. Offers a gym for basketball and volleyball. Ralph A. Infante Wellness Center, Waddell Park, Niles; 330-553-6280. Offers basketball courts. Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-746-3251. Web site: www.jccyoungstown.org. Membership-based fitness facility offers indoor and outdoor basketball courts. YMCA (Warren Family Branch), 210 High St., N.W., Warren; 330-394-1565. Membership-based facility has two basketball courts. YMCA ( Youngstown Central Branch), 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Web site: www.youngstownymca.org. Membership-based facility offers youth basketball leagues. Consult the Web site for information on winter league play. YMCA (Davis Branch), 45 McClurg Road, Boardman; 330-480-5656. Web site: www.youngstownymca. org. Membership-based, all-ages facility offers two basketball courts.

Skiing: downhill, snowboarding Alpine Valley, Chesterland, Ohio; 440-285-2211, 440729-9775. Web site: www.alpinevalleyohio.com. Skiing and snowboarding. Vertical Drop: 230 ft. Lifts: 7. Trails: 11. Lessons: Group and private. Lodging: hotels and bed and breakfasts. Blue Knob, Claysburg, Pa.; 800-458-3403. Web site: www.blueknob.com. Offers skiing and snowboarding. Vertical drop: 1,072 ft. Trails: 34. Lifts: 5. Lessons: private and group. Lodging: condominiums, motels and hotels. Boston Mills and Brandywine; 800-875-4241. Web site: www.bmbw.com. Offers downhill skiing and snowboarding. Vertical Drop: 240 ft. Trails: 18. Lifts: 15. Lessons: group and private. Lodging: hotels, hostel, bed and breakfast. Canaan Valley, Davis, W. Va.; 304-866-4121. Web site: www.canaanresort.com. Offers skiing and snowboarding. Vertical Drop: 850 ft. Trails: 39. Lifts: 3. Lessons: group and private. Lodging: lodges, cabins and a campground. Cockaigne, Cherry Creek, N.Y.; 716-287-3223, (snow) 716-287-3545. Web site:www.cockaigne.com. Offers skiing and snowboarding. Vertical Drop: 430 ft. Trails: 15. Lifts: 3. Lessons: group and private. Lodging: hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and cabins. Hidden Valley Resort, Hidden Valley, Pa.; 814-4438000. Web site: www.myhiddenvalleyresort.com. Offers 28 slopes and trails for skiing and snoboarding, plus a snow-tubing park. Family-friendly resort is surrounded by state forests and parklands and offers lodging and a dining. Holiday Valley, Ellicotville, N.Y.; 716-699-2345, show phone: 800-367-9691. Offers skiing and snowboarding. Web site: www.holidayvalley.com. Vertical drop: 750 ft. Trails: 56 day trails, 37 night trails. Lifts: 13. Lessons: group and private. Lodging: hotels, motels, condominiums, bed and breakfasts. Kissing Bridge, Glenwood, N.Y.; 716-592-4963. Web site: www.kbski.com. Offers skiing and snowboarding. Vertical Drop: 550 ft. Trails: 36. Lifts: 9. Lodging: hotels and bed and breakfasts. Lessons: group and private. Peak’N Peak, Clymer, N.Y.; 716-355-4141. Web site: www.pknpk.com. Skiing and snowboarding. Vertical drop: 400 ft. Trails: 27. Lifts: 8. Lessons: group and private. Lodging: motels and hotels. Seven Springs, Seven Springs, Pa.; 800-452-2223.Web site: www.7springs.com. Offers skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Resort offers 35 trails on 5,500 acres. Offers hotels, condominiums and chalets and a variety of restaurants. Seven Springs is considered one of the top 12 resorts in the Eastern portion of the United States.

Sledding Crandall Park, Tod Lane at Redondo Road, Youngstown; 330-742-8711. This 41.55-acre park allows sledding at various sites in the park. James L. Wick Jr. Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Offers a lighted sledding hill and a warm-up shelter. A familyfriendly site with a concessions area.

Swimming The Youngstown-Warren area has many private, membership-based swimming facilities. Consult the Yellow Pages for listings. Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-746-3251. Web site: www.jccyoungstown.org. Membership-based facility offers a 25 meter indoor swimming pool. YMCA (Warren Family Branch), 210 High St. N.W., Warren; 330-394-1565. Membership-based facility offers aquatics classes, lessons and individual and team activities. YMCA (Youngstown Central), 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Web site: www. youngstownymca.org. Membership-based facility offers aquatics classes, swimming lessons, individual/ team activities, water-based rehabilitation, and senior water programs. YMCA (Davis Branch), 45 McClurg Road, Boardman; 330-480-5656. Web site: www.youngstownymca.org. Membership-based, all-ages facility offers aquatics classes, lessons, individual and team activities, waterbased rehabilitation, and senior-fitness programs.

Walking (indoor) Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown Road, Niles; 6526980. Individuals and small groups meet here daily (prior to store openings) to walk on the carpeted and tiled concourses. Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330-758-4511. Individuals and small groups meet here daily (prior to store openings) to walk on the carpeted concourses.

Weight training/strength training The Youngstown-Warren area has many fitness facilities that offer strength training equipment and individual and group classes. Consult the Yellow Pages. Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center, YSU Campus, Fifth Avenue near Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3488. Features over 140 pieces of strength and conditioning equipment and aerobics areas for group exercise classes. Participants must have a valid YSU I.D. Ralph A. Infante Wellness Center, Waddell Park, Niles; 330-553-6280.The Infante Wellness Center offers all-ages athletic and fitness programming, recreation and educational programs. Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-746-3251. Web site: www.jccyoungstown.org. Membership-based fitness facility with health, wellness and fitness classes. YMCA (Warren Family Branch), 210 High St. N.W.,

Ice Hockey Hess Ice Rink Ice Skating Rink, 3365 Mitchell Road, New Castle, Pa.; 724-658-6332. Hess Ice Rink Ice Skating Rink opened in 1996. The facility offers public skating, figure skating and ice-skating lessons, adult skating lessons for beginners and more-advanced skaters. Offers adult and youth ice hockey programs, leagues and occasional ice hockey clinics for youth and adults. Call for fees and program offerings. Ice Zone, 360 McClurg Road, Boardman; 330-9651423. Web site: theicezone.com. Double rink arena and multi-purpose facility offers a summer youth hockey camp, youth hockey and adult pickup hockey. The ice Zone offers hockey and skating lessons, group and private lessons and public skating. Skating equipment is available for rent. Consult the Web site for fees and times.

Soccer Valley Sports Ltd., 276 State St., Struthers, Ohio. 330755-1661. Web site: www.valleysports.com. Struthers facility offers an indoor soccer recreation center.

Volleyball Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center, YSU Campus, Fifth near Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3488. Offers four courts for basketball and volleyball. Must have a YSU I.D. to use the facilities. Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown, 2105 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown; 330-782-2714. Offers a gym for basketball and volleyball. YMCA ( Youngstown Central Branch), 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Web site: www.youngstownymca.org. Membership-based, all-ages facility offer open volleyball and league play. Consult the Web site or call for additional information. YMCA (Davis Branch), 45 McClurg Road, Boardman; 330-480-5656. Web site: www.youngstownymca.org. Offeres classes for developing volleyball skills. Consult the Web site or call for additional information.

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Regional health screenings, education and support groups Editor’s note:You may notice that we’ve relocated our listings for health-education programs and support groups. In previous years, the listings were found in the main body of the calendar. We made this change to allow our readers to find local health information quickly and easily. We hope that you’ll find this new section useful, too. – Mark C. Peyko, Editor

HEALTH & FITNESS SUPPORT GROUPS Niles; 330-480-3151. Six-week weight-management program taught by dieticians. Begins 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 6. Call to register. $40. Weight Management Through Strength Training, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Includes monthly classes on diet, nutrition and behavior modification. Call to register. $20.

ALZHEIMER’S Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups, various locations. The Alzheimer's Association hosts caregiver support groups throughout the month. For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900. This month's meetings include: 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 6 at Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 13 at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road, Howland; 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 21 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room 1, 2, 3, Warren; 2 p.m., Monday, march 19 at Antonine Sister’s Adult Day Center, 2691 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson; and 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22 at the Alzheimer’s Association, Building B, Suite 301, 3695 BoardmanCanfield Road, Canfield.

EXERCISE & FITNESS Easy Yoga Class, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. 11 a.m.-noon on Mondays from March 5-26. $20 for four classes or $6 each. Tai Chi Chih Class, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-727-4477. Lucinda Kutsko will teach this nine-week class. Call for details. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday, March 6. $45.

HEALTH-CARE INFORMATION

BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS Blood Pressure Check by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Sebring branch; 330-744-3836. 12-2 p.m., Tuesday, March 6. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Canfield branch; 330-744-3836. 10 a.m.-noon. Tuesday, March 27. Blood Pressure and Health Screenings by Easter Seals Private Duty, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, East branch; 330-744-8636. Easter Seals Private Duty will provide free health assessments. A nurse will be available for blood pressure screenings, pulse, oxygen saturation, and weight. 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, March 6. Main Library, 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, March 22. Newport branch, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, March 14. West branch, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, March 7. Blood Pressure Screenings, St. Joe‘s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday. Free. Blood Pressure Screenings, various branches, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County; 330-7448636. By the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Boardman branch: 12:30-3 p.m., Monday, March 5; Struthers branch: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, March 20; Poland branch, 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, March 27.

BRAIN INJURY Insight Group: Brain Injury Support, Boardroom, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Howland; 330-841-3757. Support for patients with brain injury and their families. Dr. Joseph Pecorelli and Lynn Payne, LSW, CCM, will lead the meeting. Meets the last Thursday. 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22.

CANCER Breast Cancer Support Group (BEACON), St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren; 1-888-227-6446. BEACON (Better Emotional Awareness of Cancer and Our Needs) provides peer support and links breast-cancer survivors and other women who have had a similar diagnosis. No registration necessary. Meets the first Thursday. 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, March 1. Cancer Caregiver Support Group, Radiation Oncology Department, Northside Medical Center Regional Referral Building, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; call Joyce at 330-652-0071 for more information. Meets the second Tuesday. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 13. Colon Cancer Awareness, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Speak to a cancercare specialist and receive a free colorectal cancer screening kit. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, March 9. HOPE Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center,

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8401 Market St., Boardman; 330-480-2203. Support group for cancer patients, family and friends who are newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment or recently completing therapy. Call to register. Look Good Feel Better; 1-800-227-2345. Humility of Mary Health Partners and the American Cancer Society collaborate on this program that provides information and hands-on instruction on wigs, makeup and skin care for women experiencing the side effects of chemotherapy. Call for information.

DIABETES Diabetes Support Group, Mahoning County Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 4802676, 330-744-5071. Support group for individuals with diabetes. Family members are welcome. Meets the second Thursday. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 8. Free. Free Blood Sugar Screenings, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Dr. C. Reyes will conduct free foot screenings for at-risk individuals. Requires an eight-hour fast. Call to register. 9-11 a.m., Monday, March 19.

CARDIO-PULMONARY Carotid or AAA Screening, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. For those at risk and meeting criteria. By appointment. Call 330-652-7542. Wednesday, March 7. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Heart Failure Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 330-4803991. Support for patients and families dealing with heart failure. 3-4 p.m., Wednesday, March 7. Free. Heart Failure Support Group, St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren; 330-841-4327. Support group for individuals and families dealing with heart failure. Call to register. 1-2 p.m., Thursday, March 15. Free. ICD (Internal Cardiac Defribrillator) Connection, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman; 330-480-7648. Education and information for a participant and one guest. Participant must have an internal cardiac defibrillator (ICD). Features a guest speaker. Call for information or to register. Mended Hearts Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman; 330-7028859. Support for those dealing with heart disease and other cardiac problems. Includes discussion about lifestyle changes, depression, recovery and treatment. Call for information. 7-9 p.m., Wednesday,

March 29. Free. Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. A nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing Ankle-Brachial Index. By appointment. 1-4 p.m., Thursday, March 29. Special Program: Your Cardiac Health!, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Patti Kostelnak, a cardiovascular community heatlh educator, will speak. Includes a light lunch. Call to register. Noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, March 13. $2.

DEATH & DYING HEAL Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 480-3132. Support group for those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a newborn. Call for information. 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, March 13. Free. Miscarriage, Stillborn or Newborn Death: RTS Bereavement Services, Northside Medical Center, Medical Education Building, Auditorium A, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-884-2911. Parent-support program for families grieving over the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. Call for more information. Meets the third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, March 20. New Horizons Grief Series, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road., Poland; 330-549-5901. Eight-week educational support sessions for adults who have had a loved one die. Register with Karen. Free. Parents Together, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road., Poland; 330-549-5901. Weekly support group for parents dealing with grief. Register with Karen. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Every Tuesday. Free. Parents Together, Hospice of the Valley, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 19, Howland; 330-549-5901. Weekly support group for parents dealing with grief. Register with Karen. 10 a.m.-noon. Every Monday. Free. Widow and Widowers Group, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield; 330-549-5900. Grief support group meets the first and third Wednesday (March 7, March 21). Call Karen to register. 6-8 p.m. Widow and Widowers Group, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road., Poland; 330-549-5901. Grief support group meets the second and fourth Friday (March 9, March 23). Call Karen to register. 10 a.m.-noon.

Talk with the Doc Program, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Dr. Jared Bunevich will speak. Topic: “Persistent Hoarseness - Why?” Call to register. Noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, March 7. $2 (includes a light lunch). Talk with the Doc Program: Sleep Disorders, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Topic:“When Counting Sheep Isn’t Enough.” Includes a light lunch. Call to register. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. $2.

HEALTH SCREENINGS Blood Pressure and Health Screenings by Easter Seals Private Duty; 330-744-8636. Easter Seals Private Duty will provide free health assessments at various branches of the Public Library. A nurse will be available for blood pressure screenings, pulse, oxygen saturation, and weight. Easter Seals is offering this service through a grant to provide assessments to seniors in Mahoning County aged 60 plus, but participation is not limited to seniors. Sessions include: West branch, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, March 7; East branch, noon, Tuesday, March 6; Newport branch, 1-2 p.m., Wednedsay, March 14; Main Library, 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, March 22. Call for information. Special Lab Express: Complete Blood Count, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Includes a complete blood count and metabolic panel. Requires an eight-hour fast. Walk in. $10.

LUPUS Lupus Suppor t Group Meeting, Oak hill Renaissance Center, 345 Oakhill Ave., Youngstown; for more information, call Patricia Phillips at the YWCA at 330-746-6361. The first Tuesday. Noon-2 p.m. Free.

MYELOMA Myeloma Family Support Group, Denny’s, 4020 Belmont Ave., Liberty; call 330-770-0808 or email donnadet2000@yahoo.com. Serves adults, their adult friends and family members that have been diagnosed with the disease. Meets the third Monday. 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 19.

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DIET & NUTRITION

Strong Bones, Strong People, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. A 12-week program of personalized strength training and nutritional education for those who have osteoporosis, lowbone density or at risk. Program seeks to improve muscle strength and nutrition. Call to schedule an appointment. Free. Bone Density Screening, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears

Slim Down, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road,

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HEALTH GROUPS, FROM PAGE 14 Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Have an ultrasound of the heel bone to screen for osteoporosis. No appointment necessary. 9 a.m.-noon. Thursday, March 15. Free.

OSTOMY Ostomy Support Group, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman; 330-480-3440. Support, education and information for those who have undergone or will have ostomies. For individuals and their families. No registration necessary. Meets every other month. Next meeting: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10. Free.

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PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH Breastfeeding Class, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-884-2912. Provides up-to-date information on breastfeeding. Taught by a lactation consultant. Call to register. Meets the second Tuesday. 6:30p.m.-8:30 p.m., Tuedsay, March 13. $10. Free if enrolled in Childbirth Class. Childbirth Preparation, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-8842912. Prepares expectant mother and partner for a shared birth experience. Covers pregnancy, labor and delivery, infant care and parenting, childbirth techniques and infant CPR. Call to register. Valley Care can bill Medicaid, Caresource, or Unison directly for registration fee. Bring card to class. 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 7 and 14. $50. New Baby Class, John Politis Auditorium, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330884-2912. Learn proper safety and care techniques. Covers diaper care, CPR and bathtub safety. Taught by a team of maternity care experts. Call to register. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, March 24. $10; free if enrolled in Childbirth Class. One Day Childbirth Class, Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-884-2912. Designed to accommodate parents whose busy schedules may make it difficult to attend a two-week series. Call to register. Valley Care can bill Medicaid, Caresource, or Unison for registration fee. Bring card to the class. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31. $50.

SENIOR HEALTH/WELLNESS Falling Prevention Class, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Prevent yourself or a loved one from a fall by attending this class. Free balance testing by St. Joe's physical therapy. Also beginning Tai Chi Chih instruction. Call to register. 12-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14. Notary Public Services, Living Wills, and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Facilitated with assistance of St. Joe's palliative-care staff. 9 a.m.noon, Wednesday, March 14 and 1-4 p.m., Thursday, March 29.

SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILDREN Operation Search and Help Program, Easter Seals and Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center; 330-7431168. Assists families of special-needs children (birth to age 21) with medications, equipment, medical supplies, specialized formulas and transportation assistance to out-of-town medical appointments. Call Mary Ann Schaper for information.

SPINAL CORD INJURY Mahoning Valley Spinal Cord Injury Support Group, Occupational Therapy Department, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, 8747 Squires Lane NE, Howland; 330-544-1411. All spinal cord injury patients and their family and friends are welcome. Assists disabled people in finding programs and agencies. Call or email at dtmurdock@aol.com. Meets the second Monday. 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 12.

VACCINATIONS Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines, St. Joe's at the Mall, Sears Concourse, Eastwood Mall, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. By appointment. Medicare, Medicaid & Medicare HMO will be billed. $25 for flu and $48 for pneumonia vaccinations.

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Recent area tastings showcase affordable, fine wines

T

he kickoff of the new year provided a number of fine wine events for inquisitive wine drinkers. Both Springfield Grille and Wine and Dine Ohio held events that showcased affordable fine wines, and a unique trade tasting took place in Cleveland to complement the many local store tastings. Springfield Grille’s monthly dinner taste featured wines from Purple Feet distributors to go with their signature five-course dinners. We started the dinner with miso shrimp topped with papaya salsa. A 2009 Cantaluna Sauvignon Blanc from the Colchagua Valley of Chile was chosen for this lighter entrée. Crisp and refreshing tropical fruit flavors followed by a grass-tinged finish meshed nicely with the tangy shrimp. A 2010 Coquille D’oc Blanc from France’s Domaine de Sainte Rose was our next pouring. A delicious blend of Chardonnay (40 percent), Sauvignon Blanc (40 percent), Viognier (15 percent) and Muscat (5 percent), it delivers loads of citrus and peach-tinged flavors leading to a crisp clean finish. A grilled marinated long-stem artichoke set atop crusty bread was paired to the tasty French blend and it was a crowd favorite. At $12.99, this is a real bargain from France, and I plan on stocking up on it for this summer. Roasted beef ragu (sauce) atop pasta was paired to a 2005 Noster Inicial from Priorat, Spain for our third course. Made from mostly Grenache (Garnacha) 70 percent with a dollop of Carignan (25 percent) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5 percent) added, this rich and juicy red was just the answer for the Grille’s beef ragu. At under $20 a bottle, this Priorat blend would be a great substitute for everyday Zinfandel for the more adventuresome among us. A 2009 Robin K Pinot Noir from California’s Central Coast was our fourth wine. Lush plum and berry fruit flavors followed by soft finish tinged with spice went hand in hand with the Grille’s cranberry and cornbreadstuffed pork loin smothered in wild mushrooms. The fork-tender pork loin was a textbook match for the juicy lush Pinot Noir. A banana-filled chocolate crepe with vanilla bean ice cream was paired to a 2009 Mi Terruno (“My Land”) Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina for our final course. I’ve sampled a number of Mi Terruno’s other wines and have always been impressed with them, and their Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve was just plain fantastic with the chocolate crepe. As a heads-up, look for two tastings coming from Springfield next month. A chocolate and wine taste will be held on Feb. 14 and 21, so call the restaurant and get your reservations in, since seating will be limited.

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The

Wine Guy By John Webster

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Richard ‘Chookie’ Alberini at last month’s wine taste at Alberini’s Restaurant in Niles. Alberini introduced some California wines to the area at the taste.

Last month found Wine and Dine Ohio at Alberini’s Restaurant in Niles for a tasting featuring a host of new-to-the-area Sivas Wines from Sonoma County, Calif.

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Springfield Grille managers Tamela Barnhart and Kena Perkins at their monthly wine dinner in January. Café Cimmento in downtown Youngstown was chosen for Wine and Dine Ohio’s monthly dinner taste for January. Wines from the Pacific Northwest were chosen to go with specially prepared entrees to make a unique dinner experience for the 45 attendees. The first wine poured was the Eola Hills Pacific Blanc from Oregon ($11.99). Off-dry but crisp fruit flavors made this blend of Chardonnay, Riesling, and early Muscat a real hit with the people who ordered Cimmento’s Tuscan salad. Our next wine was Eola Hills 2009 Chardonnay. Awarded a Best Buy in 2008 by Wine Spectator, it won again this year. Smooth creamy citrus fruit flavors followed by a supple clean finish were just the answer for the featured New Zealand

lamb lollipops. This inexpensive Chardonnay should be on your “must-buy” list for upcoming summer and outdoor dining. Our next wine originates in the Columbia Valley of Washington’s Wahluke Slope. The 2010 Charles and Charles Rose is made from 100 percent Shiraz and exudes a stony minerality with upfront raspberry flavors. The “orecchiette con salsiccia” (pasta, sausage, escarole and cannellini beans in garlic sauce) was a fine match for this robust rose. A dinner featuring Pacific Northwest wines wouldn’t be complete without a great Oregon Pinot Noir included. We chose the 2009 Eola Hills Pinot Noir because it exemplifies textbook Oregon Pinot flavors (spicy notes of cherry and strawberries) followed by a supple

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spice-tinged pice tinged finish finish that meshed wonderf wonderfully with the New Zealand rack of lamb that Cimmento’s prepared. This Wine Spectator “Best Buy” ($16.99) compares well with Oregon Pinots that are twice its asking price. Moving back to the Columbia River Valley of Washington state, we chose the 2010 Charles and Charles Red ($15.99) to finish the tasting. This undervalued red is a blend of 51 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 49 percent Shiraz. It offers gobs of red fruit flavors tinged with coffee and cocoa followed by a silky smooth finish. This red wine needed a robust entrée to go with it, and the diners who chose the Fettuccine Carbonara simply raved about it. With all the award-winning wines poured at this event, I want to congratulate George Mager and his dedicated staff for a wonderful job and a great start to the new year. Before I move along to our local store tastings, I’d like to share a few outstanding wines I sampled at Cutting Edge Distributors’ Jorge Ordonez Imports extravaganza at the outstanding Americano Restaurant in Bratenahl, Ohio. Jorge Ordonez is one of our finest sources of classic Spanish wine. If you see his name and logo on the back of a Spanish wine bottle, rest assured you are purchasing the best. Thirty-two wines were poured at this event, and all were textbook examples of their origins. (I’ll have my tasting notes handy for awhile, so if you see me out and about, feel free to ask about Spanish wines you may be interested in.) Two wines under $20 a bottle really stood out. My first pick was the 2009 Avante Mencia ($17.99) from the Valdeorras region of Spain. If you like Cabernet Franc-style wines, give this one a try. The Mencia grape mimics Cabernet Franc’s taste profile to a T. Smooth dark berry flavors followed by a finish tinged with fallen leaves will have you asking for another glass. My next pick was the 2009 Emilio Moro Finca Resalo from the Ribera del Duero region of Spain. Supple dark fruit flavors lead to a rich spice-tinged finish that’s just short of amazing for a wine in this price range. I want to thank Cutting Edge Distributors and the Americano Restaurant for a memorable afternoon of wine and food. Let’s start off our store visits with Wine Styles of Howland. They held an impromptu tasting on Jan. 17 with Hunter Voegel of Treasure Hunter Wines pouring some of his favorites and a few new wines coming into his stable. Hunter started us off with a glass of his 2009 Treasure Hunter Alexander Valley Chardonnay ($17.99). I sampled this wine in the past, and it is just plain delicious. Ripe citrus and pear flavors lead to a crisp supple finish that will SEE WINE GUY, PAGE 17


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WINE GUY, FROM PAGE 16 make you think you are drinking a wine well above this wine’s asking price. My next pick was the Treasure Hunter 2009 Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

($27.99). With about 100 cases available, this bottling will always be in short supply. The Stag’s Leap area is one of my favorite wine-producing areas, and Hunter’s rendition is a textbook example of this region’s best. Ripe pinpoint dark fruit flavors followed by a bold structured finish make this a wine that will easily cellar for 10 or more years. I’ve followed this winery for quite awhile, and I think their wine pricing is very consumer friendly. Hunter promised me a heads-up for his next visit so that I can get the word out to his many fans. My first store taste took me to Vintage Estate Beer and Wine in Boardman for an all-sparkling wine tasting. My first pick was the Jorge Ordonez 2009 Spanish Kila Cava Sparkler ($12.99) from the Penedes region of Spain. Indigenous Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada grapes are blended to make this ripe and juicy bubbly. It finishes bright and clean and would make a great summer sparkler for mimosas. My next pick was New York’s Chateau Frank Celebre Cremant ($20.99). Made from 100 percent Riesling, it shows apple and honey-tinged flavors on the palate, with a bracing crisp finish that is very enjoyable. This would be an interesting wine for holiday ham and fowl dishes. My trip to Michael Charles Premier Wines on Elm Road featured two wines that were very intriguing. The 2009 Protocolo ($9.99) red from Spain is made from 100 percent Tempranillo. Medium bodied with juicy cherry flavors, it finishes crisp with textured berry and spice aromas. My next pick was the 2008 Fetish Playmates Shiraz ($19.99, originally $25.99) from Australia’s Barossa Valley. Smoothly crafted with dark red fruit flavors, it finishes clean and neat. Charlie’s Premier Wines in Howland had a real treat for everyone at one of its “every Saturday” tastings. The crew from Ashtabula’s St. Joseph Vineyard came in with a wide selection of their estate wines for everyone to sample. St. Joseph’s is one of Ohio’s best sources for outstanding Pinot Noir. Their regular bottling from the 2009 vintage ($19.99) is just plain delicious. Burgundian in style, it exudes lush cherry flavors and finishes long with just a hint of earth and spice. My next pick was their estate-grown Shiraz ($24.99). Cool-climate in style, it resembles a fine Cote Rotie from the Rhone region of France. Vividly vibrant dark fruit flavors follow to a long, spicy pepper-tinged finish that will keep you coming back for more. Upcoming events include Wine and Dine Ohio events, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 29 at Selah in Struthers; Wine Down at the Upstairs, April date to be announced; and Thursday, May 31, Station Square in Liberty. To make a reservation or get on the email list for Wine and Dine Ohio event information, call 330-651-8676 and leave a message, or email jmwineguy@gmail.com to provide your contact information. Other regular tastings include Charlie’s Premier Wines of Howland, every Saturday; Wine Styles, every other week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Vintage Estate, third Saturday tasting; and Michael Charles Premier Wines on Elm Road, second Saturday tasting. If your restaurant, shop or charity event is having an upcoming wine tasting, please email me a month in advance at jmwineguy@gmail.com. I look forward to seeing you at events around town.

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AMERICAN – A&W, Amen Corner, AngeNetta’s, Applebee’s, Arthur Treacher’s, BV II Go, Barbara’s Cozy Corner, Barney’s Deli, Barry Dyngles Pub, Beat Coffeehouse, Belly Buster, Big Family, Bill’s Place, Bloomingdale’s Point Restaurant, Blue Iris Cakery, Blue Wolf Tavern, Bob Evans, Boston Market, Brookfield Diner, (Brown Derby) Roadhouse, Bud’s Suds and Pub, Buffalo Wild Wings, C’s Waffle House, Cafe Olgun, Charly’s, Chik-Fil-A, Chili’s, Chipper’s Sports Bar, The Chophouse, Chuck E. Cheese, City Limits, Coconut Grove, Covered Bridge Inn, Crispy Chicken, Cracker Barrel, Davidson’s, Downtown Draught House, Drake’s Landing, Eat’n Park, Edie’s, Emerald Diner, Fifth Season, Fractured Prune, Frankie’s Main Street Cafe, Friday’s, Friendly’s, Friends Roastery, Garden Cafe, Gasoline Alley, Georgie’s, Globe, Golden Dawn, Great Harvest Bread, Happy Days Diner, Hickory Grille, Hippodrome, Home Cooking, Hometown Buffet, Ice House Inn, International House of Pancakes, Iron Bridge Inn, Isaly’s Busy Bee Restaurant, Janos, Jay’s Famous Hot Dogs, J.D.’s Posthouse, Jillian’s, Jib-Jab, Johnny’s, Jorgine’s, the Korner, Kountry Kupboard, Lake Tavern, Landmark, Lemon Grove, Log Cabin Inn, Lone Star, Longhorn, M&P Coney Island, MVR, McMenamy’s, Mahoning Valley Lanes, Manor, Mocha House, Molly’s, Monty’s, Nic’s First Light Cafe, O’Charley’s, Original Roadhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Overture, Page’s New Ages, Panera, Peaberry’s, Perkins, Philly’s All-American Cheese Steaks, Ponderosa, Popeye’s, Quaker Steak & Lube, Quiznos, Rachel’s Westchester, Raptis, Red Lobster, Roadhouse, Royal Oaks, Ruby Tuesday, Shakers Bar and Grille, Smokey Bones, Spinners, Spread Eagle Tavern, Springfield Grille, Station Square, Steak-n-Shake, Summit Pizza & Subs, Sunrise Inn, T.J.’s, Three Sisters Cafe, Tiffany’s, Times Square, Trax Restaurant, Tully’s, Vernon’s Cafe, Vintage Estate, Wayside, Westfork Steakhouse, West Glen Ristorante, What’s Cookin’, Winston’s, Winslow’s Cafe, Wooden Angel, Yankee Kitchen, Young’s, Youngstown Crab Co., Youngstown Sports Grille, Zoupwerks. BARBECUE – Barry Dyngles Pub, (Brown Derby) Roadhouse, Buena Vista, Charlie Staple’s, Eli’s Famous Barbecue, Garland’s, Hickory Rib, Longhorn Steakhouse, Original Roadhouse, Palm Café, Royal Oaks, Quaker Steak & Lube, Smokey Bones, Tully’s, West Fork Steakhouse, Zoupwerks. BUFFET – Asian Buffet, Grand Buffet (Chinese), China Garden Buffet, Golden Corral, Great China Buffet, Hometown Buffet, International Buffet (Chinese), Shangri La, Sunshine Buffet (Chinese). CAJUN – Blue Wolf Tavern. CHINESE/ASIAN – Asian Chao, Bamboo Garden, China Buffet, China Express, China Hing, China House, China Star, China Wok, Chung Chinese, Dragon Palace, East Wind, Evergreen, Fortune Garden, Girard Wok, Golden Hunan, Grand Buffet, Great China Buffet, Great Wall, Happy Dragon, Harvest Buffet and Grille, House of China, Hunan Express, Hung Fung, Little Hunan, Main Loon, Main Moon, Panda Garden, Sakura, Shang Hai River, Sunshine Chinese Buffet, Yamato. COFFEE – Barnes & Noble, Beat, Downtown Coffee Café, Fractured Prune, Friends Roastery, Gloria Jean’s, Great Harvest Bread, Lemon Grove, Maggie’s Magic Muffins, Mocha House, Panera, Peaberry’s, Starbucks, Winslow’s Cafe. CUBAN/SPANISH – Saborico Market and Café. DELICATESSEN – Barney’s, Beat, Charley’s, Downtown Coffee Cafe, Garden Cafe, Great Harvest Bread, Kravitz’s Delicatessen, Panera, Peaberry’s Cafe, Sandwich Factory, Spinners, That’s a Wrap, U.S. Sub Shop, Winslow’s Cafe, Zoupwerks. EASTERN EUROPEAN/SLOVAK – Julian Gray’s Restaurant, Rip’s Café. FRENCH – Selah. GERMAN – Saxon Club, Youngstown Maennerchor. GREEK – BV to Go, Buena Vista, Buena Vista II, Greek Place, Raptis. INDIAN – Bombay Curry and Grill, Bombay Star. IRISH – County Maigh Eo, O’Donold’s. ITALIAN – Alberini’s, AngeNetta’s, Antenucci’s, Antone’s, Aulisio’s, Belleria, Boulevard Tavern, Bruno’s, Buena Vista, Caesar’s, Carmello’s, Carrabba’s Italian Grille, Café 422, Cafe Cimmento, Caffe Capri, Carchedi’s, Carmelo’s, Combine Bros., Davidson’s, DeChellis Italian Cafe, DeMarco’s, Dilucia’s, Dino’s, Dirusso’s, DonaVito’s, Ezio’s, Enzo’s, Gampetro’s, Geno’s, Gonata’s, Inner Circle, Jimmy’s Famous Take Out, Joé, La Rocca’s, La Villa, Leo’s, Lucianno’s, MVR, Marino’s, Nicolinni’s, Nonni’s Ristorante, Olive Garden, Papa Louie’s, Salvatore’s, Scarsella’s, Smaldino’s, Station Square, Sunrise, Tuscany Square, Vernon’s Cafe, White Rose Spaghetti House. ITALIAN (PIZZA) – See pizzeria directory next month. JAPANESE – Asuka, Tokyo House, Tokyo Sushi and Grill,

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NORTH SIDE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beat Coffeehouse, Belleria, Casseseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MVR, Charlie Staples, Coyoacan, Garlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barbecue, Golden Dawn, Inner Circle, Main Moon, Pizza Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Subway, University Pizzeria, Winslowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe. SOUTH SIDE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Boulevard Tavern, Crispyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chicken, Coconut Grove, East Wind, Isalyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Busy Bee Restaurant, Irish Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Scarsellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Tokyo House. WEST SIDE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Casa Ramirez, County Maigh Eo, East of Chicago Pizza, Garden Cafe, Giachettaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Inner Circle, Jayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Famous Hot Dogs, Kirkmere Pizza, La Fiesta, Mahoning Valley Lanes, Mollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Palm CafĂŠ, Periscoop Submarine, Phillieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Hearth, Socciarelliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Youngstown Maennerchor. YSU CAMPUS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beat Coffeehouse, Casseseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MVR, Charlie Staples, Coyoacan, Inner Circle, Lemon Grove Cafe, Peaberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Subway, Taco Bell, University Pizzeria, Winslowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe.

COLUMBIANA COLUMBIANA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Das Dutch Haus. HANOVERTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Spread Eagle Tavern.

TRUMBULL BROOKFIELD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bellybuster, Brookfield Diner, Happy Days Diner, Hilltop Pizza, Papa Louieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. CHAMPION â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Zoupwerks.

MAHONING AUSTINTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Angeleaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Antoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, BW-3, Bamboo Garden, Barry Dyngles Pub, Bob Evans, Charlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Chipotle, Chipperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar, Ciciâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Crispyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Coccaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza, Cornersburg Pizza, Cosmoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Cracker Barrel, Dinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Eatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Park, Fast Eddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Fifth Season, Ice House, Inner Circle, International Buffet, Iron Skillet, Jayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Little Hunan, Luciannoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Manor, Marinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Nicolinniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Original Roadhouse, Panera, Papa Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Popeyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Quaker Steak and Lube, Rachelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Rotelli, Ruby Tuesday, Salsitaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Salvatoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Sandwich Factory, Smaldinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Starbucks, Trax, Upstairs, Wedgewood Fernandoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza, West Gate Pizza, Winstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern. BOARDMAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Aladdinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Amendolaraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Antoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Asian Chao, Asuka Japanese Cuisine, Belleria, Blue Wolf, Bob Evans, Brunoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Buffalo Wild Wings, CaffĂŠ Capri, Carrabbaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Grille, Clarencedale Cake, Charleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakery, Chick-Fil-A, Chiliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Chinatown, Coccaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Cornersburg Pizza, Dennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, East of Chicago Pizza, Eatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Park, Evergreen Chinese Takeout, Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Gampetroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Gloria Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Grand Buffet, Great China Buffet, Great Harvest Bread, Greek Place, Gyro City, Harvest Buffet and Grille, House of China, Inner Circle, International House of Pancakes, Iron Shamrock, Jayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Julian Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, Landmark, Longhorn, M&P Coney Island, Main Moon, Mocha House, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Charleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Olive Garden, Outback, Panda Garden, Panera, Papaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Puerto Rican Foods, Papa Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Perkins, Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Quiznos, Pho Saigon, Red Lobster, Rotelli, Sandwich Factory, Sawa, Scarsellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Scotto Pizza, Shang Hai River, Smokey Bones, Southgate, Springfield Grille, Starbucks, Steak-n-Shake, T.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Wrap, Uptown Pizza, Vintage Estate, Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cookinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Wedgewood Pizza, Yankee Kitchen, Youngstown Sports Grille. CAMPBELL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; City Limits, Jayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Main Moon, Nickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Soup City Deli. CANFIELD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AngeNettaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Barneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli, Belleria, Bob Evans, China Hing, Drakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing, Peaberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe, Piccadilly Parlour, Pizza Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Quiznos, Yolo Mediterranean Grill, Youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, Zenobia Grill. CORNERSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Belleria, Chung Chinese, Cornersburg Pizza, Davidsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Three Sisters Cafe. LAKE MILTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; El Carlos Mexican Restaurant. LOWELLVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carchediâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, DeMarcoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Genoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Gonataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Kennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. NEW MIDDLETOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DeChellis Italian Cafe. NORTH JACKSON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Jabâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza, the Korner. NORTH LIMA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bloomingdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Giuseppeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Steamers Stonewall Tavern.

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STRUTHERS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Belleria, Brier Hill Pizza, China Garden, DonaVitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Elmton, La Villa, Ripâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe, Sandwich World, Tangier, Selah Cafe.

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Jorgineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli, Lemon Grove Cafe, Overture, Papa Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Royal Oaks, Rust Belt Brewing Co., Santa Fe Southwestern Grill, Subway, University Pizzeria, V2 Cafe, Winslowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, the Youngstown Club.

YOUNGSTOWN (downtown) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Beat Coffeehouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, CafĂŠ Cimmento, Casseseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MVR, Downtown Draught House, Imbibe, Inner Circle, Jayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,

CORTLAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Buena Vista II, China House, Golden Stallion, Gus and Salâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Grille, Montyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mosquito Lake Carry-Out, Scarletteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Skillet, Top Notch Diner. GIRARD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amen Corner, Belleria at the Dome, Big Family, CafĂŠ Olgun, Girard Wok, Jib-Jab Hot Dog Shoppe. HOWLAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Agave Azul, Antoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian, Chophouse, Fractured Prune, Leoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ristorante, Mackeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Main Moon, Perkins, the Reef, the Rig, Salvatoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Sunrise Express, Up a Creek Tavern, Wedgewood Fernandoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza. HUBBARD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Antenucciâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Belleria, Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Waffle House, Country Market, Downtown Coffee CafĂŠ, Emerald Diner, Erinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, Frankieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Main Street Cafe, Globe Restaurant, Main Moon, Waffle House, Wings Express. KINSMAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Auntie Vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizzeria, Market Square Soda Fountain, Nancyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cozy CafĂŠ, Times Square. LEAVITTSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Country Kupboard. LIBERTY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Antoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Arthur Treacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Bob Evans, Casa Ramirez, China Express, Charleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Dennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Fiesta Tapatia, Fortune Garden, Golden Hunan, JoĂŠ, Inner Circle, Jimmyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Specialties, Kravitzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Delicatessen, Nonniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ristorante, Pageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Paisanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Rotelli, Shakers, Station Square, Subway, Summit Pizza & Subs, Uptown Pizza, West Fork Steakhouse, Youngstown Crab Co. MASURY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; White Rose Spaghetti House. MINERAL RIDGE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; China Garden, Waffle House. NEWTON FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Covered Bridge Inn, Hometown Hot Dogs, Oven Fresh, Roby Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. NILES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A&W, Alberiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Arthur Treacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Asian Chao, BV II Go, Blue Iris Cakery, Bob Evans, Brothers Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Charleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakery, China Wok, Chipotle, Chuck E. Cheese, Frankieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Gasoline Alley, International House of Pancakes, Lone Star, Main Loon, Manfrediâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, McMenamyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Hometown Buffet, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Charleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Papa Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Red Lobster, (Brown Derby) Roadhouse, Robbins Pizza, Salvatoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Spinners Subs, Steak-nShake, Sunshine Chinese Buffet, Tokyo Sushi and Grill, Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe, Waffle House. VIENNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brothers Pizza, Dairy Queen, Yankee Kitchen. WARREN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Arthur Treacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Belleria Pizzeria, Brothers Pizza, Buena Vista Cafe, Caesarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, CafĂŠ 422, Carmeloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Carmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza, China Garden, Chat-n-Chew, Chung Chinese, Dilucia, East Wind, Eatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Park, El Torero, Eliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Famous Barbecue, Enzoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Georgieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Great Wall, Happy Dragon, Hippodrome, Hot Dog Shoppe, Hung Lung Chinese Food, J.D.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Posthouse, Marieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Restaurant, Mocha House, Papa Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Panera Bread, Parkman Road Pizza, Perkins, Pizza Express, Pizza Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Pizza Works, Ridgeview Pizza, Sakura Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, Sandwich Factory, Saratoga, Sorrento Pizzeria, Sunrise Inn, U.S. Sub Shop, Wayside, Yanniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.


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WESTERN PA. BEAVER – Wooden Angel. HERMITAGE – Applebee’s, Arthur Treacher’s, Bill’s Sandwich Shop, Chiccarino’s, China A Buffet, China Wok, Combine Bros., Corral, Davanzo’s Pizza, Eat’N Park, Four Star Pizza, Fox’s Pizza Den, Georgia’s City Lights, Golden Corral, Hermitage Bakery, Hermitage Hot Dog Hut, Hickory Grille, Hogan’s Heroes, Hot Rod’s Sub Shoppe, Jai-Alai, Jess’, La Isla, Little Caesar’s, Luigi’s Pizzeria, Panera Bread, Perkins, Pizza Hut, Quaker Steak & Lube Express, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday, Scotto Pizza, Sghetti’s, Starbucks, Subway, Tops Buffet, Vocelli Pizza. NEW CASTLE – 26 Bar and Grille, Alcham, Ambrosini’s, Anthony’s, Augustine’s Italian Village, Benis Subs, Big Bob’s Burgers and Beer, Bill’s Sandwich Shop, Bingo’s Restaurant and Lounge, Blimpie, Budzowski, C’s Waffles, Capitol Grille, Cedars, Charlie’s, Chica’s Piza, Chuck Tanner’s, Classi-Co Foods, Compadre’s, Coney Island, Crane Room Grille, Dog House Diner, East of Chicago Pizza, East Wind, Eat’n Park, Edward’s Restaurant and Lounge, El Canelo Mexican Restaurant, Elham Restaurant, Errichetto’s, Faraone Brothers, Fat Jimmy’s Barbecue, Forbush Inn, Fountain Restaurant, Four Brothers Urban Bistro, Four Star Pizza, Frankie} s Liberty Street Station, Gallo’s Italian Villa, Golden Wok, Gourmet Palace, Great American Sandwich Co., Great Wall, Hazel’s Restaurant, Hill House, Hong Kong Buffet, Hudson Lunch, Hugger Mugger Tasty Recipe, Jimmy’s, Johnson Sisters Cafe, King Buffet, La Cucina Di Colucci, Ladies of the Duke, Lanigan’s Irish Pub and Eatery, Little Italy, Little Johnny’s Pizza, Mangino’s Pizzeria, Market Street Subs, Mary’s Restaurant & Bakery, Medure’s, Michael’s Grille, Mill Street Grill, Mister B’s, Mister Pizza, Mom’s Pizza, Mulligan’s, Nahla’s Middle Eastern Food Restaurant, New Mandarin Inn, Nino’s 2 Tomato, P.D. Pub, Pag’s Restaurant, Pagley’s Pasta and More, Panella Brothers, Papazekos Express Grill, Patty Cakes Pastries, Pizzas by Marcelloni, Ranch, Rising Sun Buffet, Sarge’s Subs and Deli, Sghetti Restaurant, Starwood Rib & Steak House, Sonie’s, Sports Bar, Steamers Coffee and Tea, Tondinell Bakery, Towne Mall Pizza, Tuscany Square, Wise Guyz, Yoki’s Italian Cafe. SHARON – 804 Restaurant and Tavern, Aldo’s Pizza, Arcade Grille, Billy’s Black and Gold, C’est Si Von, Coney Island Niko Lou’s, Echoes, Eli’s Famous Barbecue, Ferrara Pizza, Golden Chinese Buffet, Golden Lion, Hot Rod Cafe, Inn 62, Main Moon, Marigold, Market City Bistro, Nittany Pub, Pizza Joe’s, Quaker Steak & Lube, Sharon Hotdog Shop, Side Pocket Cafe, Taylor’s Budd Street Barbecue, Tony’s Pizza Kitchen, Tully’s. WEST MIDDLESEX – Raddison.

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RESTAURANTS A-Z A&W, 5684 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1368. This store’s a hybrid (A&W/KFC), but if you want A&W favorites like floats, sodas, burgers and fries, Niles serves it up. L,D. AGAVE AZUL, 8220 E. Market St., Howland; 330-856-8115. Mexican cuisine. Alcohol. ALADDIN’S, 7325 South Ave., Boardman; 330-629-6450. Features Middle Eastern and Lebanese cuisine. Includes chicken and beef entrees, salads, homemade soups, vegetarian dishes, wrapped sandwiches, organic coffees and teas, and freshly squeezed juices. ALBERINI’S, 1201 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330652-5895. It’s easy to understand why this landmark Italian restaurant is a destination. The pasta, steaks, seafood, service and award-winning wine cellar are exceptional. L,D. Full bar. Major credit cards. MICHAEL ALBERINI’S RESTAURANT, 1140 BoardmanPoland Road, Boardman; 330-965-2524. Upscale ItalianAmerican cuisine, extensive wine list. Retail wine shop on location. Major credit cards. AMBROSINI’S, 10826 Market St., North Lima; 330-5499898. Italian cuisine. AMEN CORNER, 20 W. Main St., Girard; 330-545-5694. Bar/ restaurant with a sports bar atmosphere serves soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees. Full bar. ANGENETTA’S CAFE AND BAKERY, 31 Cardinal Drive, Canfield; 330-533-6090. Features Italian cuisine. ANTENUCCI’S, 245 W. Liberty St., Hubbard; 330-534-5789. Italian cuisine, including pasta, soups, salads. ANTONE’S, 4837 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-7930707. 3551 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 759-1561. Local chain serves Italian and American cuisine. ANTONE’S PANINOS AND PASTA, 720 BoardmanCanfield Road, Boardman; 330-965-0333. Locally owned restaurant serves Italian-American cuisine. L,D. ANTONE’S THAT’S ITALIAN, 8256 High St., NE, Howland;

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330-609-8438. Italian-American cuisine. APPLEBEE’S, 904 Great East Plaza, Niles; 330-544-0780. 6691 South Ave., Boardman; 965-0460. Kansas-based chain operates 1,600 “neighborhood” restaurants in 49 states. Serves dinner entrees, soups, salads, and appetizers. L,D seven days. ARTHUR TREACHER’S FISH AND CHIPS, 2 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-505-2645. 2690 Elm Road, NE, Warren; 330-372-1002. Chain serves fish and chips, hush puppies and various sides. ASIAN CHAO, Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330-965-9859. Eastwood Mall; 505-1792. Asian cuisine with a fast-food presentation. ASUKA JAPANESE CUISINE, 7381 Market St., Boardman; 330-629-8088. Japanese steak house. BV II GO, 760 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-5442844. Buena Vista menu in a takeout format. BAMBOO GARDEN, 5468 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-793-8665. Chinese. BARBARA’S COZY CORNER, 3671 McCartney Road, Campbell; 330-536-8999. Family-style. BARNEY’S DELI, 132 S. Broad St., Canfield; 330-5337408. Locally-owned, independent restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, soup, salads, grillers, sandwich platters, traditional and contemporary deli sandwiches. BARRY DYNGLE’S PUB, 1601 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-259-4788. Award-winning barbecue: wings, baby back ribs, rib-and-chicken combos, chicken entrees, burgers, sandwiches. Full bar. Major credit cards. BEAT COFFEEHOUSE, 215 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-4227. Independent coffeehouse near the YSU campus features specialty coffees, salads, sandwiches, and baked goods. B,L,D. Monday through Saturday. BELLY BUSTER, 6949 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield; 330-448-2145. Offers 25 varieties of sub sandwiches. BEN’S RESTAURANT AND BAR, 17729 Akron-Canfield Road, Berlin Center; 330-547-7633. Longtime eatery specializes in steaks, entrees and seafood. BIG DON’S BBQ, 4284 New Road, Austintown; 330-9533667. Barbecue entrees and side dishes. BIG FAMILY: THE WORLD PUB, 30 N. State St., Girard; 330-545-4040. BLOOMINGDALE’S POINT RESTAURANT, 9835 South Ave., North Lima; 330-549-5445. Features home-cooked meals and daily specials. Seven days. BLUE IRIS CAKERY, 606 Robbins Ave., Niles; 330-652-2253. Cupcake store features custom cakes and 46 flavors of cupcakes, specialty coffees and soft drinks. BLUE WOLF TAVERN, 1295 Fawn Plaza/Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-726-8137. Boardman restaurant serves Italian, Southwestern, Mediterranean and American cuisine and offers a bake shop and cafe in an adjoining area. L,D. Full bar. BOB EVANS. Ohio-based chain offers Sunday-style dinners and farm-style breakfasts. On the breakfast side: omelets, egg-and-breakfast-meat combinations, plus country favorites like buttermilk biscuits, sausage gravy and flapjacks. For dinner, it’s a mixture of new and old: turkey dinners share the spotlight with grilled fish, stir fries and other contemporary fare. B,L,D. BOGEY’S BAR & GRILL, 3535 Upland Ave., Lowellville; 330750-6062. Italian specialties, burgers, wings, Chicken Française Italian greens, and hot peppers in oil. BOMBAY STAR, 813 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-965-1111. Serves Indian cuisine, including many vegetarian items. BOULEVARD TAVERN, 3503 Southern Blvd.,Youngstown; 330-788-0931. Landmark restaurant serves ItalianAmerican. On Friday, there’s a popular fish fry. Photos of old Youngstown complement a comfortable setting. A Youngstown institution. Full bar. L,D MondaySaturday. BROOKFIELD FAMILY DINER, 524 state Route 7, Brookfield; 330-448-2838. Family-style eatery serves dinners, sandwiches, appetizers and breakfast. B,L,D. BROTHER’S PIZZA,187 Folsom, Champion; 330-847-7900. 144 S. High St., Cortland; 330-638-6555. Pizza, subs, salads, various sides. BROTHER’S SUB SHOP, 710 E. Market St., Warren; 330393-4111. Locally-owned, independent serves pizza, sandwiches, salads, and various sides. L,D. Seven days. (BROWN DERBY) ROADHOUSE, 1231 Youngstown Road, Niles; 505-9881. Features wood fire grilled steaks, chicken, burgers and seafood. Butcher paper tablecloths give the restaurant an informal air. MC,V,AE,D. Full bar. BRUDDERS WOOD FIRE GRILLE, 920 N. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown; 330-544-3990. American cuisine. BRUNO’S, 1984 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330757-0840. Locally-owned restaurant offers Italian-style cuisine. B,L,D. Major credit cards. BUD’S PUB AND SUBS, 28 Jacobs Road, Youngstown; 330-740-2837. Locally owned restaurant/bar may be tucked beside the Lincoln Knolls Plaza, but the regulars

Eli’s Famous Bar-B-Que 1047 Niles Road Warren, Ohio

Ribs

Chicken

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Slab: $20 Rib Dinner: $12 Half slab: $10 Rib Tips: $9.50 Rib-Tip Dinner: $11 Single Bone: $2

Chicken Dinner (White): $9.50 Chicken Dinner (Dark): $9.25 Wing-Ding Dinner: $9 4 Wing Dings: $2.50 Breast Strips (4 pieces): $5.50 Chicken Breast: $4 Leg & Thigh: $3.50

Ribs cut per slab: $1 Ribs cut per sandwich: .50 Add a side dish: $2 Family size side dish: $6 Family size yam: $8 Fries: $2

Fish Catfish Dinner: $8.50 Whitefish Dinner: $8.50 Whitefish Sandwich: $7 Catfish Sandwich: $7

Sandwiches Boneless Rib Sandwich: $5 Eli’s Beef Sandwich: $5.75 Sausage Sandwich Link: $4 Sausage Sandwich Patty: $4

Beverages

Combos Rib/Chicken Combo (White): $ 12.50 Rib/Chicken Combo (Dark): $ 12.50 Rib/Chicken Combo (Wings): $ 13 Eli’s Beef Sandwich Combo: $7

Sides

All pop: .60 Bottled water: $1

Desserts Sweet Potato Pie (Slice): $2.50 Pound Cake (Slice): $2.50 Coconut Cake (Slice): $2.75 Sweet Potato Pie (Whole): $10 Pound Cake (Whole): $25 Coconut Cake (Whole): $27.50

All dinners include bread and two side dishes: Yams, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, French Fries

Wednesday 10 a.m. To 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

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Call 330-369-5457 to place your order!


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RESTAURANTS A-Z know where to find it. Comfort food, plus sandwiches, soups, and sides. Nice bar/restaurant atmosphere. BUENA VISTA CAFÉ, 1305 Buena Vista, Warren; 330-3724493. Uncle Nick’s Greek fried chicken is the restaurant’s claim to fame. Casual eatery features Italian, ribs, pizza and various dinner entrees. Open seven days. Full bar. BUENA VISTA II,1873 Niles-Cortland Road, Cortland; 330-856-2811. Uncle Nick’s Greek fried chicken is the restaurant’s claim to fame. Casual eatery features Italian, ribs, pizza and various dinner entrees. BUFFALO WILD WINGS, Stambaugh Building, downtown Youngstown; 330-744-2999. Southern Park Mall, Boardman; 726-1313. 950 Great East Plaza, Niles; 5052999; 6000 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-779-0201. Casual sports-bar atmosphere, complete with TVs, trivia, burgers, wings and lots of beers on tap. Full bar. BV TO GO, 760 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-5442844. Uncle Nick’s Greek fried chicken is the restaurant’s claim to fame. The Buena Vista in a to-go format. C’S WAFFLE HOUSE, 920 W. Liberty St., Hubbard; 330534-7631. 11991 South Ave., North Lima; 330-549-9807. Breakfasts and family-style cooking. B,L,D. CAESAR’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, 2801 W. Market,Warren; 330-898-1555. Italian. L,D seven days. CAFÉ 534, 115 Milton Blvd., Newton Falls; 330-872-7072. Pub grub: burgers, fish, chicken and wings. Full bar.

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CAFÉ CIMMENTO, 120 E. Boardman St., downtown Youngstown; 330-740-0166. Features Italian cuisine. Open Monday through Saturday. Full bar. B,L,D. MC,V. CAFÉ OLGUN, 9 W. Liberty St., Girard; 330-545-6015. Home-style meals in a diner-style atmosphere. B,L. CAFFE CAPRI, 8000 Market St., Boardman; 330-7269900. Features upscale Italian cuisine, soups, salads, appetizers and sandwiches. One of the restaurant’s calling cards is Mama Q’s memorable red sauce over homemade pasta. L,D. Full bar. Major credit cards. CAFFE DARS, 7 Lisbon St., Canfield; 330-702-0820. Sandwiches, soups, salads, biscotti, and coffees. L. Monday through Saturday. CAPITOL GRILLE, 20 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-7468585. American-style food. CARCHEDI’S, 30 E. Water St., Lowellville; 330-536-8128. Home-style Italian. L,D Monday through Saturday. CARMELO’S, 2635 Youngstown Road, Warren; 330-3696262. Italian, pizza, and steaks. Seven days. MC,V,GB. CASA DE TACOS, 8051 Market St., Boardman; 330-9657461. Authentic, homemade Mexican specialties. Think Taquería style. The restaurant also stocks Mexican Coca Cola and specialty sodas. Dine in, carry out.

COYOACAN MEXICAN GRILL, 137 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-2444. Burritos and tacos in an assembly-line format. Patrons select among chicken, beef, pork and vegetarian bases and build their sandwiches. L,D. V,MC,AE.

CASA FIESTA, 914 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown; 330783-0552. Mexican. CASA RAMIREZ RESTAURANT AND CANTINA, 1578 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-792-9920. 4055 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-759-5120. Family-owned eatery features Mexican in a casual setting. L,D Monday through Saturday.

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, 5600 Interstate Blvd., Austintown; 330-652-7227. This Lebanon, Tenn.based chain has 535 restaurants in 41 states. Countrystyle food and a gift shop selling country items. B,L,D. Seven days. Major credit cards. CRISPY CHICKEN, 5188 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-6199. 1651 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-799-6099. CRYSTAL ROOM, Route 18 and I-80, West Middlesex, Pa.; 724-528-2501. Restaurant at the Radisson serves breakfast, lunch, dinner. Full bar. Major credit cards.

CASSESE’S MVR, 410 N. Walnut St., Youngstown; 330746-7067. Italian-American cuisine. Specialties include homemade soups and sauces. L,D Monday through Saturday. Full bar. All major credit cards. CHARLY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT BY MR. B., 4455 Kirk Road, Austintown, 330-799-5569. Family-style food. CHARLEY’S GRILLED SUBS, 3219 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-759-8400. Subs, sandwiches, various sides.

DAS DUTCH HAUS, 14895 South Ave., Columbiana; 330482-2236. Columbiana restaurants serves traditional Amish-style dinners and desserts.

CHARLEY’S STEAKERY, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330-726-7171. 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles; 330-544-3300. Columbus-based chain features grilled steak and chicken.

DAVIDSON’S RESTAURANT, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg; 330-793-0033. Italian-American. Specialties include fish and prime rib. B,L,D. Seven days. MC,V,D. DE CHELLIS ITALIAN CAFE, 11092 Main St., New MIddletown; 330-542-3733. Italian cuisine.

CHAT-N-CHEW, 2600 W. Market St., Warren; 330-898-7940. Family-style cooking in a casual atmosphere. B,L,D. CHEF PENG CHINESE RESTAURANT, 517 N. Main St., Niles; 330-544-8132. Specialties include General Tso’s chicken, sesame chicken, chicken fried rice and fresh egg rolls. L,D. Monday though Saturday. V,MC,D. CHICK-FIL-A, 1051 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-726-7205. Southern Park Mall, Boardman, 7587391. Founded in 1967, the restaurant credits itself for offering the first boneless chicken breast sandwich in the country. Monday through Saturday. CHILI’S GRILL AND BAR, 7403 Market St., Boardman; 330758-4117. Casual, pub-style atmosphere and signature items like baby back ribs. L,D seven days. MC,V,D.

CHINATOWN, 8600 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-9659818. Chinese cuisine. L,D. CHIPPER’S SPORTS BAR, Mahoning Avenue at Edgehill, Austintown; 330-799-6667. Serves burgers, pizza, various sides. Full bar. CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL, 1922 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Niles; 330-544-9256. 525 Boardman-Poland Road, Boadman; 330-758-1477. This 450 restaurant chain features fresh, made-to-order gourmet burritos and tacos. THE CHOPHOUSE, 9519 E. Market St., Warren; 330-8562121. Upscale restaurant at the Avalon Inn offers steaks, seafood, chops, chicken, various dinner entrees, appetizers and salads. Features a comprehensive wine list and a children’s menu. Full bar. MC,V,AE,D. CHUCK E. CHEESE, 521 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-629-9929. 2082 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Niles; 652-0740. Kid-friendly chain offers sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and a signature pizza. CHUNG CHINESE RESTAURANT, 2020 North Road, Warren; 330-652-7277. 3145 Canfield Road, Cornersburg; 797-8223. Chinese cuisine. Dine-in, carry out. CICI’S PIZZA, 1920 Niles-Cortland Road, Niles; 330-5445880. Texas-based pizza chain operates over 560 locations in 26 states. Features a pizza buffet with 16 varieties of pizza, pasta, salads and desserts. CITY LIMITS RESTAURANT, 3038 McCartney Road, Youngstown; 330-746-4026. B,L,D. Mom-and-pop restaurant serves Italian and American cuisine. Homemade soups, daily specials. Seven days. CLARENCEDALE CAKE, 6528 South Ave., Boardman; 330-758-6245. Web site: www.clarencedalecake.com. Gourmet bake shop sells sculptured cakes, gourmet cupcakes, and made-from-scratch pastries. Tuesday through Sunday. Major credit cards. COMBINE BROS., Routes 18 and 518, Hermitage, Pa.; 724983-1057. Family-owned restaurant features modern Italian. L,D. Full bar. Major credit cards. CONEY ISLAND HOT DOG SHOPPE, 31 N. CanfieldNiles Road, Austintown; 330-799-2029. Coney Islands, burgers, fries, and various sides and soft drinks. COUNTRY MARKET, 2226 N. Main St., Hubbard; 330-5344856. Restaurant and buffet in the Flying B complex serves family-style meals. Seven days, 24 hours. B,L,D. COUNTY MAIGH EO, 706 Steel St., Youngstown; 330-7927077. Irish pub and restaurant serves traditional fare, including shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and reubens. In addition, the restaurant serves burgers, fried sides, soups and salads. COVERED BRIDGE INN, 22 W. Broad St., Newton Falls; 330-872-5556. American cuisine, including steaks, chops, seafood, sandwiches and appetizers. B,L,D. Seven days.

DILUCIA’S, 2610 Elm Road, Warren; 330-372-3813. Serves home-style lunch and dinner. MC,V. DINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND PIZZA, 10941 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson; 330-538-2263. Locally owned restaurant serves Italian-American food. B,L,D. METRO MONTHLY ELECTRONIC IMAGE BY RON FLAVIANO

A grilled sandwich from Ely’s to Go. Watch for more on this vegan restaurant when ‘Homeplate’ kicks off its third season this spring on Channel 33 and MyYTV. 330-505-1188. Chinese. Dine in, carry out.

Asian cuisine. Eat-in, carry out.

CHINA BUFFET, 1739 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330797-8763. Chinese food in a buffet format.

CHINA GARDEN, 1010 5th St., Struthers; 330-750-9818. Chinese cuisine. Eat-in, carry out. L,D.

CHINA HOUSE, 418 S. High St., Cortland; 330-637-2788. Asian.

CHINA EXPRESS, 2899 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-7593022. Asian cuisine. Dine in and carry out.

CHINA GARDEN, 2077 Elm Road, NE, Warren; 330-3729998. Chinese buffet. Dine in, carry out.

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FIFTH SEASON, 7098 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330799-3483. Restaurant on Meander specializes in steaks, chops and seafood. Full bar. Major credit cards. FIREPLACE, 2075 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland; 330-757-4042. Longtime restaurant/bar serves ItalianAmerican cuisine. Full bar. Live music on weekends. FLAMING ICE CUBE, 1449 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-726-4766. The area’s only truly vegan cafe features vegetable wraps, burritos, pita pockets, salads, sandwiches, appetizers and dinner entrees. The eatery also offers a coffee and juice bar. Seven days. FORTUNE GARDEN, 4245 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, 330-743-6688. Restaurant offers Hunan and Szechuanstyle Chinese cuisine. FRACTURED PRUNE, 8254 High St., Howland and Warren; 330-856-1257. Made-to-order hot doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, and Seattle’s Best Coffee. Breakfast items served all day every day. FRANKIE’S MAIN STREET CAFE, 368 N. Main St., Hubbard; 330-534-9064. Bar/restaurant serves ribs, steaks, seafood, burgers and entrees. Tuesday through Sunday. Full bar. FRESCO’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL, 714 BoardmanCanfield Road Boardman; 330-758-8500. Italian and regional (Mediterranean) cuisine. FRIDAY’S, 7165 Tiffany Blvd., Boardman; 330-629-2600. This Texas-based chain operates 924 restaurants in 47 states and 54 countries. Seafood, steaks, salads, pasta, appetizers, and southwestern specialties. Full bar. FRIENDLY’S, 3 McKinley Way, West, Poland; 330-757-8915. Offers soups, dinner entrees, sandwiches, salads and a number of classic ice cream and soda fountain treats. FRIENDS ROASTERY, 474 E. State St., Salem; 330-3376962. Independent restaurant features made-fromscratch sandwiches, baked goods, specialty coffees and teas. Coffee beans are roasted in-house. B,L,D. Monday through Friday, B,L. Saturday and Sunday. FUDDRUCKERS: EASTWOOD MALL, 5555 YoungstownWarren Road, Niles; 330-505-1400. Burgers, sandwiches, salmon, kids meals, soups, salads, appetizers. Full bar. GAMPETRO’S, 7332 Southern Blvd., Boardman; 330-7584618. Italian, American and Southern-style food. GARDEN CAFE, 123 McKinley Ave.,Youngstown; 330-7407116. Restaurant at Fellows Riverside Gardens serves sandwiches, salads and soups. L. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday.

GARLAND’S BARBECUE, 520 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-9461. Southern-style chicken, ribs, and fish. GEORGIE’S RESTAURANT, 1860 Elm Road, NE, Warren; 330-372-6100. Home-style cooking. GHOSSAIN’S MIDDLE EASTERN BAKERY, 3990 South Ave., Boardman; 330-788-6003. 6261 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, 330-544-5000 Mideastern specialty items, including breads and deli items made in-house. Includes a retail store at both locations. GIRARD WOK, 44 W. Liberty, Girard; 330-545-4221. Chinese. Dine in/carry out. L,D Monday through Saturday. GLOBE RESTAURANT, 6965 Truck World Blvd., Hubbard; 330-534-9725. Breakfast, lunch and dinner selections, trucker-hearty breakfasts and a stick-to-your ribs Sunday buffet worthy of a thousand grandmas. B,L,D. GOLDEN DAWN, 1245 Logan Ave., Youngstown; 330-7460393. North Side institution serves sandwiches, dinners, and a unique pizza. B,L,D Monday through Saturday. GOLDEN HUNAN, 3111 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-7597197. Serves Hunan/Szechuan cuisine. Features a Chinese buffet on Friday, L,D. Seven days. GOLDEN STALLION, 111 Market St., Cortland; 638-8837. L,D Monday through Saturday. GRAND BUFFET CHINESE RESTAURANT, 7690 Market St., Boardman; 330-629-8887. Cantonese, Szechuan and Hunan cuisine. L,D. Seven days. GREAT CHINA BUFFET, 463 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-965-9222. Features a Chinese buffet. GREAT WALL, 2662 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-392-5008. Chinese cuisine. L,D. GREAT HARVEST BREAD, 7684 Market St., Boardman; 330-629-9600. Features a number of whole-grain breads, rolls, sandwiches, bakery items (scones, fruit bars, biscotti, cookies, etc.) and special coffee drinks and teas. V,MC,D. GREEK PLACE, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330-726-7625. Features Greek specialties. GREENFORD CUPBOARD, 11975 Lisbon Road, Canfield; 330-533-9847. B,L,D. GRUB CLUB, 300 Pratt St., Niles; 330-544-2582. American, burgers, sandwiches, fries and various sides. GUS’ ITALIAN GRILLE X-PRESS, 1875 Niles-Cortland Road, Howland; 330-609-8646. Italian cuisine. GUY’S AWARD-WINNING BBQ, 2545 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-4897. Barbecue ribs, chicken and dinners. Seafood, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, 0 appetizers, and sides. Located in the Union Square Plaza on Gypsy Lane. Monday through Saturday. GYRO CITY & GRILL, Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330-629-8090. Located in the food court at the Southern Park Mall. HAPPY DAYS DINER, 7317 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield; 330-448-7000. A smattering of different foods – Greek, Italian, but mostly American. B,L,D. HAPPY DRAGON, 2573 Parkman Road, NW, Warren; 330898-3112. Chinese. HICKORY GRILLE, 1645 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage; 724-962-1775. Specializes in beef, chicken, seafood, pasta, sandwiches and appetizers. L,D. Full bar. HICKORY RIB, 377 S. Ellsworth Ave., Salem; 330-332-3330. Serves Texas-style barbecue. Full bar. L,D Tuesday through Saturday. Accepts all major credit cards. HIGH POINTE RESTAURANT AND TAVERN, 754 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-544-3300. Dinner entrees, soups, sandwiches, salads and sides. Full bar. THE HIPPODROME, 150 E. Market St., Warren; 330-3923020. Facility for meetings and/or major events. Grand ballroom serves 300 plus people. On premises catering by the Mocha House. Call for more information. HOMETOWN BUFFET, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 652-5752. This 360-location, Minnesota-based chain was founded in 1983 as Old Country Buffet. An update of the classic smorgasbord. Seven days. HOMETOWN HOT DOGS, 327 Milton Blvd. South, Newton Falls; 330-872-1711. HOT DOG SHOPPE, 740 W. Market, Warren; 330-395-7057. Landmark eatery serves coneys, sandwiches, shakes and a monster portion of french fries known as “family fries.” A Warren institution – just ask virtually any Trumbull County native. HOUSE OF CHINA, Boardman Plaza, Boardman; 330-7582307. Cantonese and Mandarin-style food. ICE HOUSE INN, Webb Road at Route 46, Austintown; 330-544-8800. Sandwiches, fish, spaghetti, and various entrees. L,D seven days. INNER CIRCLE PIZZA, 4520 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-793-3819. 2715 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 799-7809. 318 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-744-5448; 1816 Boardman-Poland Road, Poland; 757-3719. Local pizzeria/restaurant/bar serves pizza, wings, Italian specialties, sandwiches, soups and salads. Full bar. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES, 833 BoardmanPoland Road, Boardman; 330-758-8505; 1980 NilesCortland Road, Niles; 330-505-9480. B,L,D. ISALY’S BUSY BEE RESTAURANT, 3309 South Ave.,


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SMOKEY BONES BBQ, 6651 South Ave., Boardman; 330965-1554. Chain with hickory barbecue. L,D. SPINNERS SUB SHOP, 815 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-505-0500. Subs in a variety of styles, including traditional Italian, turkey, beef, and chicken, etc. SPREAD EAGLE TAVERN, 10150 Plymouth, Hanoverton; 330-223-1583. Serves regional and American cuisine. L,D. Monday through Sunday. MC, V, D. SPRINGFIELD GRILLE, 7413 Tiffany South, Boardman; 330-726-0895. 1226 Perry Highway (Rt. 19), Mercer, Pa.; 724-748-3589. Regional chain features steaks, chops, seafood, soups, salads and sides. L,D. Full bar. (CHARLIE) STAPLES ORIGINAL FAMOUS BAR-B-Q RESTAURANT, 372 W. Rayen, Youngstown; 330-743-7427. Charlie Staples moved to the corner of Belmont and Rayen where he retooled and upgraded. Although the decor suggests New Orleans, the signature barbecue is pure Youngstown. Monday through Saturday. STARBUCKS, Boardman-Poland Road at Tiffany South, Boardman; 330-726-0300. I-80 at State Route 46, Austintown. Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Seattle-based chain features specialty coffee drinks, teas, pastries, cookies, and baked goods.

RED LOBSTER, 1410 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-758-0979. 5701 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 544-1321. Specialties include fish (grilled, roasted and fried), salads and appetizers. L,D. Seven days. Full bar.

STEAMERS STONEWALL TAVERN, 10078 Market St., North Lima; 330-549-9041. Locally-owned, independent restaurant serves steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, appetizers and desserts.

RIPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CAFĂ&#x2030;, 614 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330755-0057. Slovak and Eastern European cuisine. ROBY LEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RESTAURANT AND BANQUET CENTER, 425 Ridge Road, Newton Falls; 330-872-0983.

STEAK-N-SHAKE, 6786 Applewood Blvd., Boardman; 330-965-0753. 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-505-3599. This 430-unit, Indianapolis-based chain serves steakburgers, shakes and soda fountain items plus salads and melts. B,L,D. Open 24 hours.

ROCCOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S STATELINE DINER, 6922 McCartney Road, Coitsville; 330-536-6934. Home-style.

SUNRISE EXPRESS, 132 Niles-Cortland Road, Howland; 330-609-7474. Carryout pizza, wings and sandwiches.

ROTELLI PIZZA AND PASTA, 6540 South Ave., Boardman; 330-758-1914. 4698 Belmont, Liberty; 330-759-7978. Italian cuisine, including pizza, pasta and calzones. ROYAL OAKS, 924 Oak St., Youngstown; 330-744-5501. Locally owned and operated restaurant/bar serves wood-smoked barbecue ribs, chicken and pork, wings, salads and sandwiches. L,D. Full bar.

SUNRISE INN, 510 E. Market St., Warren; 330-392-5176. Longtime Warren restaurant serves Italian-American. Deep-dish, Chicago-style, Sicilian and sheet pizza varieties. Dine in, carry out. Full bar. B,L,D.

SAKURA JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE, 4166 Youngstown Road, SE, Warren; 330-395-1688. Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar. Tueday through Sunday. Full bar. SALSITAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S, 5495 Clarkins, Austintown; 330-270-9133. 3031 Mahoning, Youngstown; 330-270-9133. Mexican. L,D. Seven days. Full bar. SALVATOREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S, 8720 E. Market St., Howland; 330-609-7777. 4831 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-799-2285. Locally owned and operated restaurant serves Italian-American cuisine, including pasta, sandwiches, soups and salads.

SUNSHINE CHINESE BUFFET, 1212 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-505-1488. Chinese buffet. T.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;S, 7410 South Ave., Boardman; 330-726-1611. Soups, salads, entrees. B,L,D seven days. THANOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FAMILY RESTAURANT, 6620 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield; 330-702-0300. Family-style cooking, with some Greek specialties. THATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A WRAP AND PIZZA CAFE, 343 BoardmanCanfield Road; 330-726-0011. Serves wrapped sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza and various sides. THREE SISTERS CAFE, 3649 Canfield Road, Cornersburg; 330-793-7835. Sandwiches, salads, hot food. B,L,D. Unlimited delivery area: $10 minimum. V,MC,AE. TIMES SQUARE, 8078 Main St., Kinsman; 330-876-3241. Home cooking and a large variety of homemade pies. TOKYO SUSHI & GRILL, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-8588. Japanese.

SANDWICH FACTORY, 15 N. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown; 330-793-4084. 6128 Market St., Boardman; 330-758-0400. 119 Ridge Road, Warren; 330-872-7771. 2750 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-392-0084. Subs (plus other varieties), salads, soup and various sides. L,D. Seven days.

TOP NOTCH DINER, 682 S. High St., Cortland; 330-638-0077. Specialties include Reubens, stuffed peppers, stuffed cabbage, chicken parmesean, chicken Alfredo and a popular burger. 24 hours. Delivers locally. B,L,D. V,MC,D.

SANTA FE ROAST BEEF CO., 20 Federal Plaza West, Youngstown; 330-746-5633. Southwestern style steak and chicken, including quesadillas, burritos and tacos.

TRAX LOUNGE, 4250 New Road, Austintown; 330-7992249. Italian-American. Entrees, sandwiches, chicken, steaks, fish (Friday). L,D. Seven days. Full bar. V, MC.

SARATOGA, 129 E. Market St., Warren; 330-393-6646. B,L.

TULLYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S STEAKHOUSE, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa.; 724-981-3123. Steaks, seafood and sides.

SAWA STEAK HOUSE, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330726-1888. 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330989-6588. Japanese steakhouse and sushi. L,D.

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SHANGRI LA SUSHI GRILL AND BUFFET, 337 BoardmanPoland Road, Boardman; 330-758-7788.

STATION SQUARE, 4250 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-7598802. Locally owned independent serves Italian and American cuisine. L,D daily. Full bar. MV, V, AE.

SABORICO MARKET & CAFE, 1361 Shehy St.,Youngstown; 330-746-7865. Spanish food, steak, Cuban and sandwiches. Seven days.

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SHANG HAI RIVER, 945 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 330-758-1698. Chinese.

RED HOT HOT DOGS, 4777 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-270-9700. Coney Islands, vsarious sides.

RUBY TUESDAY, 5555 Mahoning, Austintown; 330-7793640. Entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches.

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SELAH CAFE, 130 S. Bridge St., Struthers; 330-755-2759. Bistro-style menu specializes in French-American food. Specialties include Selah Chicken and vegetable pasta. Features on in-house bakery. L,D. Major credit cards.

SCARSELLAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S, 4151 Market St., Youngstown; 330-7880806. Family-owned, independent serves Italian cuisine. Homemade and regular pasta, Italian specialties and an Italian-style fish on Friday. The red sauce is among the best in the area. L,D. MC, V, AE.

TOWNHOUSE, 8398 Market St., Boardman; 330-758-5450. Italian-American. Seven days.

TUSCANY SQUARE RISTORANTE, 3470 Wilmington Road, New Castle; 724-654-0365. Items include pasta dishes; chicken and veal; barbecued ribs; a grilled steak; barbecue chicken; and pizzas and sandwiches made in a large wood-fired oven. Tuesday through Sunday.

SCARSELLAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PIZZA & CARRYOUT, 8252 Market St., Boardman; 330-758-0837. Italian specialties.

UNIVERSITY PIZZERIA AND ITALIAN EATERY, 133 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-9244. Off-campus eatery serves Italian specialties and pizza, salads, soups, and coffee drinks Monday through Saturday. Full bar.

SCENNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FAMILY RESTAURANT, 1901 N. State St., Girard;

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Classic Bistro Quiche

Brie Appetizer

BY MITCH LYNCH FOR HOMEPLATE HOMESTYLE

BY HELGA WENGLER FOR HOMEPLATE HOMESTYLE

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

2 pie doughs, or store bought. (prebake)

1 wheel of brie

4 large eggs, 4 large yolks

1 Vidalia onion

2 cups whole milk

1 tablespoon butter

2 cups 40 percent whole cream

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

ž cup dry-roasted pistachios (or walnuts)

1 teaspoon black pepper

ž cup dry cranberries

2 pinches grated nutmeg 4 ounces Gruyere cheese grated (about 1 cup) 4 ounces Jarlsberg cheese grated (about 1 cup)

PREPARATION Preheat oven to 375. Punch bottom of pie shell with a fork to create air holes. Bake until the shell begins to bubble. Cool. After 3 minutes, spread cheese evenly in both shells.Whisk remaining ingredients for the custard to blend. Pour over cheese; place in oven. Bake till golden brown (32-35 minutes). Insert knife one inch into center; it should come back clean. (Center will giggle as a gelatin would. ) This will firm up as everything continues to cook and set. Serves 6

SERVING SUGGESTION This classic dish is perfect for weekend brunch or as a special treat for your favorite valentine.

PREPARATION Slice onions thinly into rings; caramelize onions by sauteĂŠing butter and onions. At the end of cooking, add 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Onions should be golden. Place brie in an ovenproof dish. (You can either keep or remove the rind.) Pour onions over top of brie. Allow onions and brie to meld. Just before serving, top with nuts and cranberries. Use a spoon to scoop onto crackers or pieces of french bread.

SERVING SUGGESTION This appetizer is great served on French baguettes, or with fresh pears or apples.

Serves 6, depending on size of the brie wheel. ABOUT MITCH LYNCH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Home-

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plate Homestyle host Mitch Lynch and his wife, Patricia, are owners of Friends Roastery in Salem, Ohio, where he is chief roaster and pastry chef. Mitch was trained by European pastry chefs and brings decades of experience and know-how to Homeplate each week. Visit www. metromonthly.net for more of Mitchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipes.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homeplate Homestyleâ&#x20AC;? host Helga Wengler is a native of Frankfurt, Germany. She learned to cook from her mother and loves to share her knowledge and expertise with TV viewers each week on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homeplate Homestyle.â&#x20AC;? She and her husband, Wolfgang, are very active in the local community. Helga and Wolfgang also enjoy spending time with their three daughters and six grandchildren. Visit www. metromonthly.net for more of Helgaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipes.

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RESTAURANTS A-Z 793-5577. Lebanese-American. Mondays feature Middle Eastern, but the menu also includes grilled salmon, steaks and pasta. L,D Monday through Saturday. MC, V, AE. UPTOWN PIZZA, 4605 Market St., Boardman; 330-7885666. 2940 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-759-6907. Pizza, sandwiches, salads, soups and various sides.

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U.S. SUB SHOP, 2155 Youngstown Road, SE, Warren; 330369-4598. Submarine sandwiches. VASILIO’S RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA, 500 Trumbull Ave., Cortland; 330-638-3718. Italian-American and some Greek foods. Specialties include veal, eggplant, and homemade pizza. L, D Monday through Saturday. VERNON’S CAFÉ, 720 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1381. Italian cuisine. Full bar. L,D. VINTAGE ESTATE, 7317 South Ave., Boardman; 330-6298080. Craft beers and specialty wines. Bar/restaurant area serves appetizers, specialty tap beers. Full bar. WAFFLE HOUSE, 2284 Gala Ave., Hubbard; 330-534-3000. 2725 Salt Springs Road, Mineral Ridge; 330-530-1642. WALRUS SUBS, 1305 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330793-4800. Submarine sandwiches and various sides. WAYSIDE RESTAURANT, 825 State Road, NW, Warren; 330-847-7614.

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WESTFORK STEAKHOUSE, 3850 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-759-8666. Beef, chicken, ribs, etc. WHAT’S COOKIN’, 6007 South Ave., Boardman; 330-7261622. B,L,D. Home-style cooking. WHITE ROSE SPAGHETTI HOUSE, 802 Standard, Masury; 330-448-8823. Local restaurant serves Italian specialties. The restaurant/bar is a gem - straight out of the 1940s and one of those places virtually untouched by time, but known to all the regulars. WINGS EXPRESS, 636 W. Liberty St., Hubabrd; 330-5348011. WINSLOW’S CAFE, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-8600. Restaurant inside the Butler serves dinners, salads and Italian specialties. B,L,D.

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WINSTON’S TAVERN, 870 N. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown; 330-544-2378. Eatery in the Best Western Inn serves Italian-American, steaks, seafood, and sandwiches. D. Monday through Saturday. Full bar.

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YAMATO JAPANESE RESTAURANT, 3860 YoungstownWarren Road, Warren; 330-399-8883. Popular Trumbull County restaurant serves Japanese-style cuisine, including hibachi grilling and sushi. L,D. Full bar.

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WOODEN ANGEL, Leopard Lane, Beaver, Pa.; 724-7747880. Upscale restaurant/cafe/wine and cocktail bar serves contemporary American and regional cuisine. The wait staff is knowledgeable, well-trained and efficient. L,D Tuesday through Friday; D Saturday, Full bar, extensive selection of wines. Major credit cards.

YANKEE KITCHEN, 6635 Market St., Boardman; 330-7261300. 484 Youngstown-Kingsville Road, Vienna; 3941116. Family-owned independent serves home-style breakfasts, burgers, entrees, and arguably the best home fries in the area. B,L,D. Seven days. YANNI’S RESTAURANT, 2723 Elm Road, Warren; 330-3721252. Home-style and Greek. B,L,D. Seven days. YOLO MEDITERRANEAN GRILL, 5231 S. Canfield-Niles Road (Route 46), Canfield; 330-286-3866. Specialities include lamb, gyros, salads and soups. YOUNGSTOWN CLUB, 201 East Commerce St., Youngstown; 330-744-2177. L Monday through Friday. D Thursday through Saturday. Full bar. Major credit cards. YOUNGSTOWN CRAB CO., 3917 Belmont, Liberty; 330759-5480. Locally owned restaurant serves seafood, soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees. D. Full bar.

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YOUNGSTOWN MAENNERCHOR, 831 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-9322. YOUNGSTOWN SOUL FOOD, 2639 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-2953. Southern-style, AfricanAmerican cooking. YOUNGSTOWN SPORTS GRILLE, 7463 South Ave., Boardman; 330-758-7043. Specialties include a chickenand-greens sandwich and loaded bacon ranch fries. L,D. Seven days. Full bar. Major credit cards. ZENOBIA CUISINE, 584 E. Main St., Canfield; 330-286-0800. Greek cuisine. ZOUPWERKS, 163 Folsom St., Warren; 330-847-5910. Outstanding homemade soups, chowdahs (chowders), sandwiches and sides. Serves an excellent pulled pork sandwich on some Saturdays. Across from Kent State Trumbull Campus and near the Big Lots plaza. © 2012 The Metro Monthly. All rights reserved.


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How to send a press release or notice (no information over the phone please). By mail: Calendar Editor, The Metro Monthly, P.O. Box 663, Youngstown, Ohio 44501-0663. By fax: 330-259-0437. By e-mail: calendar@metromonthly.net In-person drop-off: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday at The Metro Monthly, Huntington National Bank Bldg., 26 Market St., Suite 912, Youngstown, Ohio. What gets in? – We give priority to events occurring in the Youngstown-Warren area, western Pennsylvania and Columbiana County. Events in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and elsewhere will be used on a space-permitted basis. What we want in a release – Include the day, date and time of the event, location and street address. Include prices or fees. If the event is free, please specify. Always include a contact phone number. Next month’s deadline: Please try to sumbit appropriate materials as early as possible; items submitted after the deadline (the 15 day of the preceding month) might not get in.

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THURSDAY 1 Register for Children’s Summer Vegetable Gardening Program, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks,Youngstown; 330-740-7116.This hands-on gardening program is for children who have completed second grade. Each child will tend a 3’ x 10’ garden throughout the summer at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield. Horticulture activities add to the fun. Classes meet March 31, April 21, May 12, and June 2, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. Beginning June 13, children will meet every Wednesday morning through August 15. Final harvest/clean-up will be September 29. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality programs for you and your child, please do not bring non-participating children. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Fee: $85 R, $95 NR. American Sign Language Classes, Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, 6614 Southern Blvd., Boardman; to sign up, contact Rebecca Somintz at 330-726-8855 or via email at RSSomintz@yohsc.com. These classes will help students develop expressive and receptive skills by learning spelling, language, grammar/structure and deaf culture. Classes occur on a number of days and times. Fees vary. They include: ASL I, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 24 to March 27 ($115); ASL II, 5:307:30 p.m. from Jan. 24 to March 27 ($90); ASL III, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 23 to March 26 ($90); and ASL IV, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 19 to March 22 ($85). 6-8 p.m. $85. Jewels of Winter: Orchids, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks,Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Visit the orchid display at Fellows Riverside Gardens to feel transported to the tropics. View the many colorful varieties of orchids, like exquisite jewels, to lift your spirits during the heart of winter. Occurs now though March 18, Tuesdays through Sundays. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting, Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Thomas Cole painted a new vision of the American wilderness promoting the concept of valuing and preserving the environment and living in balance with nature. Through March 18. Nature Photography Exhibit, Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Immerse yourself in nature—indoors! The skills of amateur photographers will be readily apparent as you stroll through several hundred images of their best work. Applications for entries can be downloaded at millcreekmetroparks.org. Entry deadline is Sunday, March 4 by 5 p.m. at Ford Nature Center. Occurs March 24 -April 22. Happy Birthday, Ford Nature Center, Melnick Museum. Mill Creek MetroParks Ford Nature Center is celebrating its 40th birthday in a building that is celebrating its 100th birthday. The Ford family

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Stratosheerius will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 9 at the Peace House, located at 204 Broadway in the Wick Park Historic District of Youngstown’s North Side. The evening will include a buffet. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. call 330-747-5404 or email therese@paytown.org for reservations and information. donated their home that had originally been built for a personal friend of Volney Rogers. Through December 2012. Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit www.youngstownymca.org. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Weekly: Walk and Chat, Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-6405180. The group meets each Thursday for walking and socializing. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. A blend of

energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on March 6, 13, 20, 27. $10 per class. Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books for Lapsitters, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-744-8636. For children who are not walking independently. Includes 20 minutes of language enrichment, including rhymes, songs and stories and followed by free play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs on Thursdays on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. 9:30 a.m. Free.

Tales for Twos: Roar, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Dinosaur, Roar!, The dinosaurs are coming! Two-year-olds will walk in a dinosaur’s footsteps as they learn all about these fascinating creatures. Dig for dinosaurs in the sand, assemble a dinosaur’s bones and hear a “roaring” good story. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality programs for you and your child, please do not bring non-participating children. Call Ford Nature Center to register. 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. $2 R, $3 NR. Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talks for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 2-3 years old. 10 a.m. Free. Weekly: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library, Newport Branch, Newport Branch, 3730 Market, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. 10:30 a.m. Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. 10 a.m. Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books for Walkers, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-744-8636. For children who are walking independently. Includes 20 minutes of language enrichment, including rhymes, songs and stories and followed by free play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs on Thursdays on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. 11 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11:30 a.m. Free. Intro to Computers Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-3998807. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 406. Registration begins on February 1. 2-4 p.m. Free. Do You Like Green Eggs & Ham, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 ChurchillHubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Honor Dr. Seuss by shaking up some green eggs! For kids in grades K-4. Registration is required by Monday, Feb. 27, by calling 330-759-2589. 5 p.m. Free. Warriors Inc.: Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs, Warriors Inc., 2733 Market St., Youngstown; 330-7833276. This is a weekly, state certified program that focuses on preventing drug use through fishing and aquatic resource education. 5-6 p.m. Teen Tech Week Event: Just Dance Tournament, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Celebrate Teen Tech Week and dance until you drop. Whose moves will win? Snack will be provided. Prizes will be won. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Registration is required. 6 p.m. Free. Weekly: Polish Youngstown Cultural Preservation, St. Joseph the Provider Church, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell; 330-646-4082 or www.Polishyoungstown. com. Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle (Polish culture, crafts, dance and songs for children and opportunities for adults with the Village Folk Singers. New members welcome. Meets every Thursday. 6-8 p.m. Free. Bi-monthly: Canfield Widow/ers Group, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield; for more information, an interview and registration, call Jane Peachey at the Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180. The group meets the first and third Thursday of the month. 6-8 p.m. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children


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know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6:30 p.m. Free. Bi-monthly: Recovery, Inc., Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road; 330-747-1176. Self-help mental health group meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. 7 p.m. Monthly: Green Party Mahoning County Meeting, Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330747-6932. The Green Party of Mahoning County, in affiliation with the Green Party of Ohio, will conduct its monthly meeting tonight. The group meets the first Thursday of the month. Call for more information. 7 p.m. Free. Weekly: Youngstown Area Community Band, Bliss Hall, YSU Campus, One University Plaza, Youngstown; 330-542-3313. New members are welcome. Bring your instrument to practice; held each Thursday. 7 p.m. Faculty Artist Recital, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-9413636. Features Duo Allant: Kathryn Thomas Umble, flute, and Francois Fowler, guitar. 8 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY 2 Income Tax Preparation Assistance, WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. The Liberty Branch will be hosting the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) income tax preparers on Fridays through April 13. This free tax assistance is particularly for low-income TrumbullCounty residents, with special priority to those aged 60 and older. All individuals must bring a copy of their 2010 tax return and a valid photo ID. No appointment needed- first come, first served. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Twice Monthly: A Loose Knit Group, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Help fellow crafters “Warm Up America,” by making afghans and other projects to donate locally. All skill levels are welcome. Occurs March 2 an 16. Call for more information. 10 a.m.-noon. Preschool Nature Hour: Spring Thaw, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-7407107. Snow is melting, maple buds are bursting, and mud rules! It’s almost spring! Children ages 3 -5 will enjoy story time, rhymes, a craft, and a hunt outdoors to look for signs of spring. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality programs for you and your child, please do not bring non-participating children. Preregister at Ford Nature Center. Occurs at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2 and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. $2 R, $3 NR. Babytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Laugh and learn with your baby! Infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11 a.m. Free. eBook Help Drop-in Session, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Library staff will be available to help you learn how to transfer eBooks from Freading, the library?s eBook service, onto your own personal device. Staff will provide one-on-one assistance with the basic operation of eReaders, demonstrate how to connect the device to the computer, and show you how to download an eBook onto the device. In order to fully benefit from this hands-on help session, please bring your device and its computer connection cable and make sure the device is fully charged. Call 330-399-8807, ext. 400 for more information. Noon-2 p.m. Free. Owl Prowl, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Learn about owl life and lore with a presentation, a live screech owl, and a walk to look and listen for these nocturnal forest residents. Due to limited seating, advance registration is required for the presentation. Call Ford Nature Center to register. Easy rating, 1 mile. Interpretive hikes are generally slow-paced. The group will generally stop to

learn about the hike’s specific topic. 7 p.m. Free. Disney’s Mulan, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: www. newcastleplayhouse.org. based on the Disney production. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m., March 2-3, 9-10 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. 7:30 p.m. I’m Not That Girl, Rust Belt Theater, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358. Rust Belt Theater will stage Robert Dennick Joki’s original musical revue at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3. 8 p.m. 57th Street, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 1-800838-3006. Top Hat Productions will present its production of “57th Street” on select evenings and matinees from March 2-10. A dinner occurs at 6 p.m. with the performance following afterward. Call for more information and reservations. 6 p.m., March 2-3 and 10. Medea, Ford Theatre, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. Web site: http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml. University Theater will present the classic Greek tragedy through March 4. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 2-3 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4. $10 adults, $5 senior citizens, free for YSU students with valid I.D. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY 3 Preschool Nature Hour: Spring Thaw, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-7407107. Snow is melting, maple buds are bursting, and mud rules! It’s almost spring! Children ages 3 -5 will enjoy story time, rhymes, a craft, and a hunt outdoors to look for signs of spring. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality programs for you and your child, please do not bring non-participating children. Preregister at Ford Nature Center. Occurs at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2 and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. 12:30 p.m. $2 R, $3 NR. Dr. Seuss Party, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Come one, come all to the event of the season. It’s a party to celebrate for a very good reason. Seuss is the man we gather for this day. With games and crafts, it’ll be lots of fun, I’d say. For children in grades K-6. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 1 p.m. Free. 57th Street, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 1-800838-3006. Top Hat Productions will present its production of “57th Street” on select evenings and matinees from March 2-10. A dinner occurs at 6 p.m. with the performance following afterward. Call for more information and reservations. 6 p.m., March 2-3 and 10. Disney’s Mulan, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: www. newcastleplayhouse.org. based on the Disney production. Call for reservations.7:30 p.m., March 2-3, 9-10 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. 7:30 p.m. Medea, Ford Theatre, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. Web site: http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml. University Theater will present the classic Greek tragedy through March 4. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 2-3 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4. $10 adults, $5 senior citizens, free for YSU students with valid I.D. 8 p.m. I’m Not That Girl, Rust Belt Theater, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358. Rust Belt Theater will stage Robert Dennick Joki’s original musical revue at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 4 Monthly: Austin Log Cabin Tour and Open House, 3797 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-792-1129. The Austintown Historical Society hosts its open house every first Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free. Monthly: Strock Stone House Open House, 7171 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-792-1129. The Austintown Historical Society host its monthly open house and tour every first Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free. Monthly: Ward-Thomas House Tours, 503 Brown St., Niles; 330-544-2143. Volunteer guides from the Niles Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions from visitors. The house, built in 1862, is a stately mansion in the Italianate style of architecture. Tours run the first Sunday of the month. 2-5 p.m. Mudlicious!, Newpor t Wetlands, Mill Creek


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METRO MONTHLY | FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 MetroParks, Boardman; 330-702-3000. As spring draws near and the earth begins to thaw, patches of gooey mud begin to appear. We’ll hike through the Newport Channels and Islands trails in celebration of mud, and the warmer weather it foretells. Meet at Newport Wetlands parking lot. Moderate difficulty, 2.5 miles. Interpretive hikes are generally slow-paced. The group will generally stop to learn about the hike’s specific topic. 2 p.m. Free. Disney’s Mulan, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: www. newcastleplayhouse.org. based on the Disney production. Call for reservations.7:30 p.m., March 2-3, 9-10 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. 2 p.m. Medea, Ford Theatre, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. Web site: http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml. University Theater will present the classic Greek tragedy through March 4. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 2-3 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4. $10 adults, $5 senior citizens, free for YSU students with valid I.D. 3 p.m. Dana Vocal Society, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-9413636. 4 p.m. Free.

MONDAY 5 Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Lordstown Branch, 1471 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2094. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Pups & Pages, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807.

VENUES ◆ Boardman Performing Arts Center, 7777 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-758-7511. ◆ DeYor Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. www. youngstownsymphony.com ◆ Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. ◆ Ford Theatre, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. http:// fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml. ◆ Kent Trumbull Theatre, 4314 Mahoning Ave., NW; 330-675-8887. www.trumbull.kent.edu. ◆ New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. www.newcastleplayhouse.org. ◆ Oakland Centre for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; 330-746-0404. www.oaklandcenter. com. ◆ W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-8412619. www.packardmusichall.com. ◆ Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688. www.salemcommunitytheatre.com ◆ Stage Left Players, Outreach Center, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. stageleftplayers.org. ◆ Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-747-5175. www.stambaughauditorium.com. ◆ Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-6521103. www.trumbullnewtheatre. com. ◆ Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330746-5455. ◆ Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. www. theyoungstownplayhouse.com.

Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience. These dogs love to be read to! Children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 may sign up for 15minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the Main Library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animalassisted therapy. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. Weekly: Seraphim Chorus, Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Boardman; for more information call the director, Kris Harper at 330707-2144. Meets every Monday. 7:30 p.m. Weekly: Co-Dependents Anonymous, Prince of Peace Church, 2985 Center Road, Poland; 330-7433768. This 12-step recovery program for individuals in codependent relationships meets every Monday. Call for more information. 7:30 p.m. The Youngstown Camera Club Meetings, Christ Church, 7155 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; for more information e-mail Roy at Rjmpinc@aol.com. The club meets the first and third Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. $20 (yearly dues).

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and orientation during hours of operation. Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. A blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on March 6, 13, 20, 27. $10 per class. Time For Tots, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330638-6335. A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children ages 24 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins Feb. 28 by calling 330-638-6335. 11 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Teens on Tuesday~ Smash Bros. Tournament, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Join the library for this

ON STAGE UPCOMING THEATER PRODUCTIONS I’M NOT THAT GIRL, Rust Belt Theater, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-5072358. Rus Belt Theater will stage Robert Dennick Joki’s original musical revue at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, and Saturday March 3.

57TH STREET, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 YoungstownPoland Road, Struthers; 1-800-838-3006. Top Hat Productions will present its production of “57th Street” on select evenings and matinees from March 2-10. A dinner occurs at 6 p.m. with the performance following afterward. Call for more information and reservations. Performances: March 2-3 and 10. DISNEY’S MULAN, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: www.newcastleplayhouse. org. based on the Disney production. 7:30 p.m., March 2-3, 9-10 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.

MEDEA, Ford Theatre, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. Web site: http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar. shtml. University Theater will present the classic Greek tragedy through March 4. 8 p.m., March 2-3 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4. $10 adults, $5 senior citizens, free for YSU students with valid I.D.

18. $13 (adults), $10 (children under 10). THE FOREIGNER, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players and Chalet Premier will present the Broadway comedy “The Foreigner” on select nights from March 16-31. The comedy will be directed by Dr. Thomas Copeland. 7:30 p.m., March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and 2 p.m., March 18, 25. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors).

THE ALTOS – LIKE THE SOPRANOS – ONLY LOWER, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; University Theater will present the classic Greek tragedy 330-652-1103. ‘Medea’ from March 2-4. Call 330-941-3105 for reservations. Web site: www. trumbullnew theatre.com. and Hammerstein classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC, call for reservations. 8 p.m., brought to the live stage. Main Street Theater, 5 March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17 N. Main St., Columbiana; and 3 p.m., Sunday, March and 2 p.m., March 11 and 330-482-9915. The Rodgers 25.

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special Teens on Tuesday event. 3-5 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. Weekly: Standing in the Gap Religious Meeting, Room 204, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit www. youngstownymca.org. Occurs every Tuesday. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr. Refreshments will be served. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Weekly: Canfield Community Band, Canfield High School, 100 Cardinal Drive, Canfield; for more information call 330-542-3313. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join the group, which meets each Tuesday. 7 p.m. Weekly: Sounds of Square County, Trinity Lutheran Church, 56 N. Chestnut St., Niles; for more information call Doris at 330-544-2252 or Terry at 330-544-0242. This is a female barbershop chorus for females ages eleven and older. 7 p.m. Weekly: Valley Bible Study, St. Brendan Parish, Room 103, 2800 Oakwood, Youngstown; for more information call Joan Lawson at 330-792-3875 or Jim Merhaut at 330-743-2308. The group meets each Tuesday. 7-8:30 p.m. Weekly: Stephen Foster Chorus, SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren; for more information call Jerry at 330-652-5739. If you enjoy singing you are welcome to walk in and join the chorus, which meets each Tuesday. 7:30 p.m.

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W.D. CONCERT BAND

Memorial Concert In Celebration Of The Life Of Robert E. Fleming

(July 31, 1931 - December 25, 2011)

Donald W. Byo, Conductor Joseph Edwards, Guest Conductor Dr. Stephen L. Gage, Guest Conductor Robert Jorgenson, Guest Conductor Dana Victor, Soprano Joseph Parlink, Drum Set Brian Crites, Bagpiper Packard Trumpets Antiphonal Brass Choir W.D. Packard Music Hall Sunday, March 18, 2012, 3:00 PM All concerts are free and open to the public courtesy of the W.D. Packard Trust. For updated information, call 330.841.2619 or visit us on the web: www.wdpackardband.com

Health & Wellness Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown and Boardman; 330702-3000. A series of health walks occur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this month. Recreation hikes are generally fast-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors.They include: 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 7. Groups meets at Metroparks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Moderate difficulty, 2 or 4 miles; 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 20. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate difficulty, 4 miles; and 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 28. Meet at main Golf Course overflow parking lot. Easy rating, 1 or 3 miles. 9 a.m. Free. Weekly: Valley Bible Study, St. Brendan Parish, Room 103, 2800 Oakwood, Youngstown; for more information call Joan Lawson at 330-792-3875 or Jim Merhaut at 330-743-2308. The group meets each Wednesday. 9:30-11 a.m. Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader. Occurs on Wednesdays this month on March 7, 14, 21, 28. 10 a.m. Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-744-8636. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader. Occurs on Wednesdays this month on March 7, 14, 21, 28. 10 a.m. Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Canfield branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330744-8636. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader. Occurs on Wednesdays this month on March 7, 14, 28. 10 a.m. Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for the next 6-week session is required and begins Wednesday, February 22, by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 10 a.m. Free. Weekly: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. Occurs March 7, 14, 21, 28. 10:30 a.m.

Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for the next 6-week session is required and begins Wednesday, February 22, by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free. T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warmups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs on March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class. Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting, Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500. Warren chapter of this international business and service organization meets every Wednesday for lunch and a business meeting. Call for more information. Noon. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Intro to Computers Class , Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 406. Registration begins on Feb. 1. 2-4 p.m. Free. Kidz Create, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-4488134. A “books and more” program that pairs children’s literature with enrichment activities for grades K-4. Registration is required by March 3 by calling 330448-8134. 5 p.m. Free. Wednesday Night Movie, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Stop in to see a newly released movie in the library’s meeting room. Stop in or call to find out what’s showing on the big screen. 5:30 p.m. Free. Bi-monthly: Girard Community Band, Girard High School, 31 N. Ward Ave., Girard; 330-539-1453. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join. Rehearsals are the first and third Wednesday. 7 p.m. Weekly: Cortland Community Band Practice, Lakeview Middle School, 640 Wakefield Drive, Cortland; for more information call Pat at 330-6522424 or visit www.cortlandcommunityband.org. Musicians are welcome to attend the practices, which are held each Wednesday of the month. 7-9 p.m. Monthly: Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown, Davis Center, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116 or for more information call 330-757-4727. Meetings include an educational speaker, and are held the first Wednesday of the month. 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY 8 Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit www.youngstownymca.org. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Weekly: Walk and Chat, Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-6405180. The group meets each Thursday for walking and socializing. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins Thursday, March 1, by calling 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 10 a.m. Free. Weekly: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. Occurs March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 10:30 a.m. Free. Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is


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GALLERIES Art Outreach Gallery, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-219-7833. www.ArtOutreach.org. 5-9 p.m., Friday; 1-9 p.m., Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday. Displays works by local artists, particularly students in the local school systems. Free. SMARTS Center Gallery, 258 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-941-2787. www.fpa.ysu.edu/smarts. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; other times by appointment. Located in the upper floor of the DeYor/Powers Auditorium complex. Free. Trumbull Art Gallery, 196 E. Market, Warren; 330395-4876. www.trumbullartgallery.com. Noon-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. “Focus on Fiber.” Through Jan. 8. Free.

MUSEUMS Akron Art Museum, One S. High, Akron; 330-376-9185. www.akronartmuseum.org. “Landscapes from the Age of Ipressioonism,”Till Feb. 5;“Supernatural: Landscapes by Bruce Checefsky and Barry Underwood.”Till March 4. $7, $6, $5, free. Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh, Pa.; 412-237-8300. www.warhol.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday. “Pittsburgh Biennial,” Till Jan. 8; “Heroes and Villians: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross.” Till Jan. 8. Arms Family Museum of Local History, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. www.mahoninghistory. org. 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed Monday. Exhibits of local interest, an archival and research library and the private furnishings of Wilford and Olive Arms. “Greystone Centennial Exhibit,” the period-furnished rooms of the Arms family home. “Memories of Christmas Past.” Through Jan. 8. $4-$2. Butler Institute of American Art,524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1711. www.butlerart.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday; noon-4 p.m., Sunday. “Wil Barnet, Honoring a Master: The Classic Prints.”Through Jan. 29; Charles Hinman: “Gems.” Through Feb. 26; Susan Weil and Jose Betancourt:“Blueprints.”Through Feb. 26; Les Barta: “Digital Works.” Through Jan. 29. Free. Butler Institute of American Art/Salem, 343 E. State, Salem; 330-332-8213. www.butlerart.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Free. Butler Institute of American Art/Trumbull, 9350 E. Market, Howland; 330-609-9900. www.butlerart.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Free. Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes, Pittsburgh; 412-622-3131. www.cmoa.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.TuesdaySaturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Neapolitan “Presepio.” Through Jan. 8; Through Feb. 26; “Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story.” Through April 7; “Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh, 2007– 2010.” Through March 25. $10, $7, $6. Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes, Pittsburgh; 412-622-3131. www.carnegiemnh.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. “RACE: Are We So Different?” Till April 27, 2014; “M is for Museum.” Till Aug. 26. $10, $7, $6, free. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh;412-237-3400.www.carnegiesciencecenter. org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday through Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday.“A Whole New Experience”; “Miniature Railroad and Village.”$14, $10. Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd., Cleveland; 216-421-7450. www.cia.edu/cinematheque. Featuring the following movies in The Premiere Showcase: “Leap Year,” “The Myth of the American Sleepover,” “Rapt,” “The Tree,” “Fallen Gods,” “The Imperialists are Still Alive,” and more; In “Ten” from Jonathan Rosenbaum’s Top 100: “Too Eary, Too Late,” “Avante,” and more; In “A Second Look” Program: “Diary of a Country Priest,” “Warsaw Bridge,” “Throne of Blood,” and more. Visit the Web site for a movie and viewing schedule. $9, $7, $5. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland; 1-800-317-9155. www.cmnh.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday,Tuesday,Thursday, Friday; 10 a.m.10 p.m., Wednesday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. $7-$4. Cortland-Bazetta Historical Museum, Viets House, 224 N. High St., Cortland; 330-638-3467. 1-4 p.m., Sunday (except January/ holidays). $5. John Stark Edwards House, 303 Monroe St., N.W., Warren; 330-394-4653. Focuses on the early history of the Western Reserve. Featuring Kenley Players memorabilia through March. Open for tours the first Sunday. 2-5 p.m. Free. Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh; 412-454-6000. www. pghhistory.org. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily. $7.50 adults;

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$6 seniors; $5 students; $3.50 children 6-18; free to members/children under 6. Henry Barnhisel House, 1011 North State St., Girard; 330-545-6162. Home of the Girard Historical Society. 1-4 p.m. the second and fourth weekends. 10 a.m. Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, 124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle, Pa.; 724-652-2882. www.hoytartcenter.org.10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. McDonough Museum of Art,YSU, Wick Avenue, Youngstown; 330-941-1400. www. mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday; Noon-5 p.m., Sunday. Free. Museum of Ceramics, 400 E. 5th, East Liverpool; 330386-6001. www.ohiohistory.org/places/ceramics. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The rise and fall of East Liverpool’s potteries. $3, $2.40, $1. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 8501 Carnegie Ave., #2, Cleveland; 216-421-8671. www. mocacleveland.org. 11 a.m.-5 p .m., Tuesday, ThursdaySunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday. $4, $3, free. National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave.,

Warren; 330-394-1899. www.packardmuseum.org. OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Interactive and educational displays in a hands on museum setting. Wednesday through Sunday. $7, $5, free (under 2 years old). Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Drive, Canton; 330-456-8207. www.profootballhof.com. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., daily (Memorial Day-Labor Day), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Pro football history and exhibits.$18, $15, $12, free. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1 Key Plaza, Cleveland; 216-781-7625. www.rockhall.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., daily; 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday. “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power.”Till Feb. 26, 2012. $20, $14, $11, free. Struthers Historical Society Museum, 50 Terrace St., Struthers; 330-755-7189. 2-4 p.m., first Sunday. Sutliff Museum, Warren Public Library, 444 Mahoning, Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 121. 2-4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Free. War Vet Museum, 23 E. Main St., Canfield; 330-5336311. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily. Artifacts from the Revolution through the Persian Gulf War. Free. Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 Wood St., Youngstown; 330-743-5934. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday; Noon-4 p.m., Thursday-Friday. Featuring “Women of the World: A Photographic Journey of New Americans in the Mahoning Valley.”


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required and begins Thursday, March 1, by calling 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 11 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11:30 a.m. Free. Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave.,Warren; 330-399-8807. Read the featured book and join us for a discussion led by a reference librarian. March title:â&#x20AC;&#x153;The God of Small Thingsâ&#x20AC;? by Arundhati Roy. 2 p.m. Free. Intro to Internet Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-3998807. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 406. Registration begins on Feb. 1. 2-4 p.m. Free. Warriors Inc.: Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs, Warriors Inc., 2733 Market St., Youngstown; 330-7833276. This is a weekly, state certified program that focuses on preventing drug use through fishing and aquatic resource education. 5-6 p.m. Monthly: Mahoning Valley Professional 20/30 Club Individual Committee Meeting, Peaberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield; for information, e-mail social@mvp2030club.org. Meets the second Thursday of the month. 5:30 p.m. Teen Tech Week Event: Geek Out @ Your Library Costume Party, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Come dressed as your favorite character. 6 p.m. Free. Weekly: Polish Youngstown Cultural Preservation, St. Joseph the Provider Church, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell; 330-646-4082 or www.Polishyoungstown. com. Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle (Polish culture, crafts, dance and songs for children and opportunities for adults with the Village Folk Singers. New members welcome. Meets every Thursday. 6-8 p.m. Free. Bimonthly: Schizophrenics Anonymous, St. Elizabethâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; for more information call Advocacy Through Education at 724-342-5914 or e-mail vajadvocate@hotmail.com. The group is designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with a schizophrenic disorder, and it meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month. 6:30-8 p.m. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6:30 p.m. Free. Orchid & Hydrangea Wreath, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Add a touch of romance to a wall or door in your home when you hang up this delicate hydrangea wreath accented with pink and cream colored orchids. Dolly Vivalo will help you create this stunning wreath of dried blossoms and greens. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $29 R, $37 NR. Monthly: Messies Anonymous Support Group, Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Niles; 330-544-4846. Meetings are based on the 12 steps and traditions of the Messies Anonymous for Household Organization. The organization meets the second Thursday. 7-8:30 p.m. Weekly: Youngstown Area Community Band, Bliss Hall, YSU Campus, One University Plaza, Youngstown; 330-542-3313. New members are welcome. Bring your instrument to practice; held each Thursday. 7 p.m. Square Dancing, The Senior Citizens Center, E. 4th Street, East Liverpool; for more information call the Catholic Charities Regional Agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Senior Center at 330-744-3320. The program is for individuals who want heart healthy exercise. The program runs the second and fourth Thursday. Dances are open to the public of all ages. 8-11 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY 9 Income Tax Preparation Assistance, WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. The Liberty Branch Library will be hosting the American

Association of Retired Persons (AARP) income tax preparers on Fridays from February 3 through April 13. This free tax assistance is particularly for low-income Trumbull-County residents, with special priority to those aged 60 and older. All individuals must bring a copy of their 2010 tax return and a valid photo ID. No appointment needed- first come, first served. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11 a.m. Free. Babytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Laugh and learn with your baby! Infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free. eBook Help Drop-in Session, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Library staff will be available to help you learn how to transfer eBooks from Freading, the library?s eBook service, onto your own personal device. Staff will provide one-on-one assistance with the basic operation of eReaders, demonstrate how to connect the device to the computer, and show you how to download an eBook onto the device. In order to fully benefit from this hands-on help session, please bring your device and its computer connection cable and make sure the device is fully charged. Call 330-399-8807, ext. 400 for more information. Noon-2 p.m. Free. Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mulan, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: www. newcastleplayhouse.org. based on the Disney production. Call for reservations.7:30 p.m., March 2-3, 9-10 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. 7:30 p.m. The Sound of Music, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9915. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic brought to the live stage. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17 and 2 p.m., March 11 and 18. 8 p.m. $13 (adults), $10 (children under 10). The Altos â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Like the Sopranos â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Only Lower, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. Web site: www.trumbullnewtheatre. com. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 25. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY 10 10th annual New Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, Memorial Field House, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; 724946-3300 or email brueniap@verizon.net for more information. Organized by the New Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, sponsors include Callahan Supply Inc., First National Bank, The Springfield Restaurant Group, and Westminster College.The event also features a number of prizes, including a 46-inch LED flat-screen television; a home theater with Bluray player; and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Night at the Moviesâ&#x20AC;? gift basket. The public is invited. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A $1 donation from each visitor aged 12 and older will be collected at the door with the proceeds distributed among area charities. Orchid Walk and Talk, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Dave Miller from the Greater Akron Orchid Society will lead an orchid walk highlighting the many varieties of orchids displayed throughout the Davis Center.There will be time for questions while you are enjoying refreshments. Please register for this free program. 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;noon. Free. Teen Advisory Board, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. For Trumbull County teens in grades 7 to 12 who want to help the library develop and promote programming an resources for teens. 11 a.m. Free. LegoMania, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-8562011. Children can stretch their imaginations building creations with the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection of popular Lego building blocks. (Finished projects remain at the library.) For children ages 5-12. Registration is not required. 1-3 p.m. Free.


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before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. Pups & Pages, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tailwagging audience. These dogs love to be read to! Children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sesions to read aloud to a registred therapy dog at the Howland Branch Library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. Registration is required by calling 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

MONDAY 12 Monthly: Mothers of Preschoolers, First Christian Church, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem; for more information call Amy Zimmerman at 330-337-0939.A support group for any woman with children around the kindergarten age or younger. Speakers and crafts usually alternate. Childcare is available for preschoolers. The group meets the second Monday. 9:15-11:15 a.m. Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library, Canfield Branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. 10 a.m. Mar 12th, 2012 (Mon) Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Lordstown Branch, 1471 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2094. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing

Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for the next 6-week session is required and begins Wednesday, February 22, by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 10 a.m. Free. Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for the next 6-week session is required and begins Wednesday, February 22, by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free. Weekly: T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek

SUNDAY 11 The Sound of Music, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9915. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic brought to the live stage. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17 and 2 p.m., March 11 and 18. 2 p.m. $13 (adults), $10 (children under 10).

SMARTS Center Gallery is located at DeYor

TUESDAY 13 Monthly: Wellness Clinic, Grace Lutheran Church, 162 South Raccoon Road, Austintown; for more information call Beth Stricko at 330-530-4038, ext. 2031 or e-mail bstrick@shepherdofthevalley.com. The meeting, held by Shepherd of the Valley Home Health, will be held the second Tuesday. Information about diabetes and glucose testing will be provided. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Time For Tots, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330638-6335. A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children ages 24 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins February 28 by calling 330-638-6335. 11 a.m. Free.) Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. Monthly: Open Poetry Reading, Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-747-6932. Pig Iron Literary and Art Works will host its monthly open poetry reading tonight. Readers are invited to participate in the program, with a sign-in at the door. Presenters may read from original works or read favorite works by others. The maximum on-stage limit is eight minutes. The readings are open to all – either as presenters or listeners. Readings occur the second Tuesday of the month. Call for more information. 7:30 p.m. Free.

The Altos – Like the Sopranos – Only Lower, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. Web site: www.trumbullnewtheatre. com. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 25. 8 p.m.

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MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class. Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting, Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500. Warren chapter of this international business and service organization meets every Wednesday for lunch and a business meeting. Call for more information. Noon. Writing Workshop, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Karen Schubert in writing about meaningful, everyday experiences while exploring various writing styles. All levels of experience are welcome; join in when you can. Bring a page or two of your writing to share. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per class. Ukrainian Pysanka - Traditional Ukrainian Egg Painting, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-4488134. Carol Novosel will instruct participants in the art of Ukrainian egg painting, using traditional methods and symbolism on an actual egg shell. Registration is required by calling 330-448-8134. 6 p.m. Free. We’re Making Stone Soup, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Have you ever had soup made from a stone? Bring a friend and join us at the library for an evening of soup making while you enjoy the classic story of how one starving man tricked an entire town into making “stone soup”. For kids ages 6-12. Registration is required by March 12 by calling 330-638-6335. 6 p.m. Free. Monthly: Book Club, Villa Maria Community Center, 1 mile east of the Ohio state line, south of State Route 422 on Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8920, ext. 3223. This monthly series will focus on books from the New York Time’s best seller list. The group meets the second Wednesday. 6:30-8 p.m. From the Garden: Soup, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks,Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Chef David Armstrong will share recipes and culinary techniques as he demonstrates how to prepare two savory soups and a salad to delight your guests. Come with an appetite. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35 ($28 FFRG members). Monthly: Mothers of Twins, Davidson Becker Family Center, Struthers; for more information call Michele at 330-530-2128 or visit www.orgssites.com/oh/twins. The group meets the second Wednesday. 8 p.m.

THURSDAY 15 Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talks for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 2-3 years old. 10 a.m. Free. Austintown Stitch and Share, Humanity House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown; for more information call Theresa at 330-793-1619. Sewing group meets the third Thursday . 10 a.m.

Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins Thursday, March 1, by calling 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 10 a.m. Free. Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins Thursday, March 1, by calling 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 11 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11:30 a.m. Free. Monthly Euchre Game, The Senior Citizens Center, E. 4th Street, East Liverpool; 330-385-4732. The public is invited. Games are held the third Friday of the month. 1-3 p.m. Free. Intro to Email Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 406. Registration begins on Feb. 1. 2-4 p.m. Free. Sci-Fi Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330399-8807. Participate in a group dedicated to these popular genres. Contact the Reference Department for a list of suggested titles for each month’s theme. Read at least one book that applies to the theme, and then join in the discussion. 6:30 p.m. Free. Income Tax Preparation Assistance, WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. The Liberty Branch Library will be hosting the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) income tax preparers on Fridays through April 13. This free tax assistance is particularly for low-income TrumbullCounty residents, with special priority to those aged 60 and older. All individuals must bring a copy of their 2010 tax return and a valid photo ID. No appointment needed- first come, first served. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. The Mahoning Valley Rose Society Meeting, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks,Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Various programs will include back to basics of growing roses, rose arranging, garden tours, speakers, slide presentations and more. Every third Thursday. 6:30 p.m. Romance Readers’ Book Club, McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-652-1704, ext. 205. For those who love to read romance novels. Meets every third Thursday. 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY 16 Twice Monthly: A Loose Knit Group, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Help fellow crafters “Warm Up America,” by making afghans and other projects to donate locally. All skill levels are welcome. Occurs March 2 an 16. Call for more information. 10 a.m.-noon. Babytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Laugh and learn with your baby! Infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free. The Foreigner, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players and Chalet Premier will present the Broadway comedy “The Foreigner” on select nights from March 16-31. The comedy will be directed by Dr. Thomas Copeland. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m., March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and 2 p.m., March 18, 25. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors). The Sound of Music, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9915. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic brought to the live stage. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17 and 2 p.m., March 11 and 18. 8 p.m. $13 (adults), $10 (children under 10). The Altos – Like the Sopranos – Only Lower, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. Web site: www.trumbullnewtheatre. com. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 25. 8 p.m.


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34 WWW.METROMONTHLY.NET SATURDAY 17 Birding the Sanctuary, Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead this walk at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, a 264-acre park district property closed to the public. Binoculars and boots are required. Reservations must be made by calling Ford Nature Center by 5 p.m. March 16. Additional details will be given upon registration. No “walk ins” will be permitted. 8 a.m. Free. Landscape Watercolor Series, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Local artist Chris Leeper is teaching a watercolor class emphasizing special elements in a landscape. This month learn techniques for painting skies. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register and receive a supply list. 9 a.m.-noon. $32 ($25 FFRG members). MetroMutts: Shamrock Hike, Get your green on and bring your pot-o’gold (canine companion) for this hike along East Golf Hike Bike Trail. All dogs must be on a leash, non-aggressive, and under the owner’s control. MetroMutts members will get a special treat. Meet at the parking lot off Shields Road. Easy rating, 2 miles. 10 a.m. Free. Unplugged @ Your Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Step away from the TV! Put down that game controller! Kids ages 6-12 years are invited to experience stories, crafts, and games that have stood the “fun test” of time. Every week will be something different! Registration is required by calling 330-3998807, Ext. 401. 1 p.m. Free. Reading and Other Forms of Art @ The Butler, The W-TCPL and the Butler Institute of American Art offer a unique blend of art and books during this interactive family program. Children’s librarians will present stories, and art educators from the Butler will present a companion craft. For ages 5-10 with an accompanying adult. This program will be held at the Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 East Market Street (Howland Township). 2 p.m. Free Manjushri Study Group, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; contact Julie Thomas, coordinator, at 330-941-1735 or taradakini108@gmail.com. 3-5 p.m. Suggested donation for Manjushri and Tara: $10. $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU. Monthly: Coast to Coast AM Study Group of Austintown, Denny’s Restaurant, 4927 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-781-0030. The Group meets the third Saturday of every month. Topics for discussion include spirituality, metaphysics, holistic health, and the paranormal. Meetings include speakers and topics featured on past shows. 7 p.m. Free. The Foreigner, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players and Chalet Premier will present the Broadway comedy “The Foreigner” on select nights from March 16-31. The comedy will be directed by Dr. Thomas Copeland. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m., March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and 2 p.m., March 18, 25. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors). The Altos – Like the Sopranos – Only Lower, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. Web site: www.trumbullnewtheatre. com. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 25. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 18 Looking for the Green, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. We’ll carry over the theme of yesterday’s “green holiday.” Although it’s still officially winter, we should be able to spy some of this special color. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate difficulty, 4 miles. Interpretive hikes are generally slow-paced. The group will generally stop to learn about the hike’s specific topic. Sunday, 2 p.m. Free. The Foreigner, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players and Chalet Premier will present the Broadway comedy “The Foreigner” on select nights from March 16-31. The comedy will be directed by Dr. Thomas Copeland. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m., March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and 2 p.m., March 18, 25. 2 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors). Monthly: PFLAG, Mahoning Valley Pride Center, 1523 Poland Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696. The Youngstown area’s Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is a local chapter of the national support, education, and advocacy organization. Meets the third Sunday. PFLAG provides the opportunity

for dialogue about sexual orientation and strives to create a society respectful of human diversity. 3-5 p.m. Free. Monthly: Irish Music, Quinlan’s Irish Pub, 5154 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; for more information call 330-757-9057 or 330-349-4500. Irish music enthusiasts from the area get together every third Sunday of the month to play traditional Irish tunes. The event is open to the public. 6-8 p.m. Free. The Sound of Music, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9915. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic brought to the live stage. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17 and 2 p.m., March 11 and 18. 2 p.m. $13 (adults), $10 (children under 10).

MONDAY 19 Monthly: Hospice of the Valley Common Bond, Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. The group focuses on one grief topic a year, and it meets the third Monday. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. Habitat for Humanity Monthly Meeting, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave.,Youngstown; for more information call 330-743-7244 or visit www.hfhofmc. org. Meetings held the third Monday. 6:30 p.m. Monthly: Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting, St. Charles Church, 7325 Westview, Boardman; for more information call Janet at 330-758-6366. The group meets the third Monday of the month. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY 20 Teens on Tuesday, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Join us each week for crafts, anime, snacks & more. 3-5 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. Young Science Wizards, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-3998807. Experiment within the magical world of science in this hands-on program for kids in K-3. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 6 p.m. Free. Prayer Shawl Ministry, The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield; for information visit www. theursulinecenter.org or call Eileen Novotny at 330533-3831. The group meets the third Tuesday and third Wednesday. 10:30 a.m.-noon (Tuesday), 6:30-8 p.m. (Wednesday). Health & Wellness Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown and Boardman; 330702-3000. A series of health walks occur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this month. Recreation hikes are generally fast-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors.They include: 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 7. Groups meets at Metroparks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Moderate difficulty, 2 or 4 miles; 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 20. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate difficulty, 4 miles; and 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 28. Meet at main Golf Course overflow parking lot. Easy rating, 1 or 3 miles. 6 p.m. Free. Grant Center: Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Handson instruction to the Foundation Center’s web subscription database that helps searchers develop targeted lists of foundations that matches their funding needs. Call to register. 6:30 p.m. Weekly: Standing in the Gap Religious Meeting, Room 204, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St.,

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Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit www. youngstownymca.org. Occurs every Tuesday. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr. Refreshments will be served. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Monthly: Mahoning County Computer Club, Canfield Presbyterian Church, 104 Main St., Canfield; for more information call 330-757-9854 or 330-7991676. Many computer related subjects are discussed. Visitors are welcome. The group meets every third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 21 Spring Landscape Clinic, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks,Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Mahoning Valley Landscape & Nursery Association, Mill Creek MetroParks, and OSU Extension Mahoning County will sponsor this spring horticulture clinic at Fellows Riverside Gardens. The topics will focus on innovative ideas for the green industry. Vendors will display current service products. Call 330-757-0884 for details or visit www.mvlna.org for speaker and registration information. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $50 ($30 MVLNA & FFRG members). Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for the next 6-week session is required and begins Wednesday, February 22, by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 10 a.m. Free. Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for the next 6-week session is required and begins Wednesday, February 22, by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free. Weekly: T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class. Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting, Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500. Warren chapter of this international business and service organization meets every Wednesday for lunch and a business meeting. Call for more information. Noon. Intro to Email Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 406. Registration begins on Feb. 1. 2-4 p.m. Free. Kidz Create, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-4488134. A “books and more” program that pairs children’s literature with enrichment activities for grades K-4. Registration is required by March 17 by calling 330448-8134. 5 p.m. Free. Wednesday Night Movie, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Stop in to see a newly released movie in the library’s meeting room. Stop in or call to find out what’s showing on the big screen. 5:30 p.m. Free.

THURSDAY 22 2012 Young People’s Concerts, Edward W. Powers Auditorium/DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-4269. This annual event brings music – in a variety of genres – to area students in grades 1-8. The concerts are presented by the Women’s Committee for Children’s Concerts and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and is sponsored by the Schwebel Baking Co. with additional underwriting support by the Charles and Margaret Cushwa Foundation and the Dominion Foundation. Call for more information. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Toddler Tale, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-8562011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins Thursday, March 1, by calling 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 11 a.m. Free. The Hunger Games, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Come celebrate the premiere of the movie based on The Hunger Games as you race around the library!

Compete in teams of two to three - complete the tasks, win the game. 6 p.m. Free. Yellow Creek Park Winter Concert, Yellow Creek Park, Struthers; 330-702-3000. The Al-Ray Combo will entertain with a variety of music. Thursday, 7 p.m. Free. Monthly: Angelic Support, Davis Family YMCA, Conference Room, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman. The support group is for those with acute or chronic health concerns as well as their family and friends. The group meets the third Thursday. 7-9 p.m.

FRIDAY 23 Income Tax Preparation Assistance, WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. The Liberty Branch Library will be hosting the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) income tax preparers on Fridays from February 3 through April 13. This free tax assistance is particularly for low-income Trumbull-County residents, with special priority to those aged 60 and older. All individuals must bring a copy of their 2010 tax return and a valid photo ID. No appointment needed- first come, first served. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Preschool Storytime , Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11 a.m. Free. Babytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Laugh and learn with your baby. Infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free. The Foreigner, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players and Chalet Premier will present the Broadway comedy “The Foreigner” on select nights from March 16-31. The comedy will be directed by Dr. Thomas Copeland. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m., March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and 2 p.m., March 18, 25. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors). The Altos – Like the Sopranos – Only Lower, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. Web site: www.trumbullnewtheatre. com. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 25. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY 24 Nature Photography Exhibit, Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Immerse yourself in nature—indoors! The skills of amateur photographers will be readily apparent as you stroll through several hundred images of their best work. Applications for entries can be downloaded at millcreekmetroparks.org. Entry deadline is Sunday, March 4 by 5 p.m. at Ford Nature Center. Occurs March 24 -April 22. Tween Scene Saturday - Open Art Studio, WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Learn about different art techniques and create a masterpiece of your own design. For kids in grades 4-8. Registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. Ext. 106. 11 a.m. Free. Pysanky Workshop, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. This ancient tradition of decorating eggs is practiced throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The motifs and colors change between regions. In the West, images of nature and pastel colors prevail. In the East, geometric patterns in earth tone colors are dominant. This introductory workshop is taught by Carol Novosel of New Castle. Participants will create their own beautiful eggs. Registration and fee due at Ford Nature Center by March 17. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. 1-4:30 p.m. $12 R, $15 NR (fee includes most supplies). Saturday Author Chat with Michele Gianetti, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Join us as Michele Gianetti talks about the journey that led her to write “I Believe in You.” In her book, she writes of travelling a road unfamiliar to most parents, into her daughter Elizabeth’s world of dyspraxia and sensory processing


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SUNDAY 25 Photo Exhibit Kickoff: The Keystone Elk, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Bob Coggeshall has been shooting Pennsylvania elk (with a camera!) for half a decade. From your chair, travel with Bob across the border and look into the lives of “Wapiti,” reintroduced from Yellowstone stock 19131926. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. 2 p.m. Free. The Foreigner, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players and Chalet Premier will present the Broadway comedy “The Foreigner” on select nights from March 16-31. The comedy will be directed by Dr. Thomas Copeland. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m., March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and 2 p.m., March 18, 25. 2 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors). The Altos – Like the Sopranos – Only Lower, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. Web site: www. trumbullnewtheatre.com. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 25. 3 p.m.

MONDAY 26 Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. TLC Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-3998807. Read the book chosen by your fellow teens, the join us for cookies & discussion! For teens in grades 9 to 12 only. Book to be discussed: “The Tension of Opposites” by Kristina McBride. 6 p.m. Free.

TUESDAY 27 Time For Tots, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330638-6335. A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children ages 24 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins February 28 by calling 330-638-6335. 11 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading

and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free. Weekly: Standing in the Gap Religious Meeting, Room 204, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit www. youngstownymca.org. Occurs every Tuesday. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr. Refreshments will be served. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Civil War Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. In commemoration of the Civil War sesquicentennial, we’re reading and discussing novels that are set during the Civil War. The next selection for this new group is “Shiloh” by Shelby Foote. Copies of the book are available for purchase or library loan. Call the Howland Branch manager at 330-856-2011, for more information or to register. 7 p.m. Free. Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley, MetroParks Farm, Mill Creek MetroParks, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Ellen Speicher will present “Gardening With Native Plants”—just in time for the spring planting season! Social time begins at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 1.888.846.8851. Held at MetroParks Farm. 7 p.m. Free.

WEDNESDAY 28 Health & Wellness Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown and Boardman; 330702-3000. A series of health walks occur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this month. Recreation hikes are generally fast-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors.They include: 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 7. Groups meets at Metroparks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Moderate difficulty, 2 or 4 miles; 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 20. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate difficulty, 4 miles; and 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 28. Meet at main Golf Course overflow parking lot. Easy rating, 1 or 3 miles. 9 a.m. Free. Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for the next 6-week session is required and begins Wednesday, February 22, by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 10 a.m. Free. Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for the next 6-week session is required and begins Wednesday, Feb. 22, by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free. Weekly: T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class. Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting, Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500. Warren chapter of this international business and service organization meets every Wednesday for lunch and a business meeting. Call for more information. Noon. Writing Workshop, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Karen Schubert in writing about meaningful, everyday experiences while exploring various writing styles. All levels of experience are welcome; join in when you can. Bring a page or two of your writing to share. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per class. Monthly: Write On, Write Now, Work in Process Creative Writing Workshop, Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-747-6932. Pig Iron Literary and

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THURSDAY 29 Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins Thursday, March 1, by calling 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 10 a.m. Free. Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins Thursday, March 1, by calling 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 11 a.m. Free. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11:30 p.m. Free. Hello to Spring Bouquet, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks,Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Let’s welcome spring with a story and snack before each preschooler age 3-5 decorates a vase and arranges fresh flowers to take home. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality programs for you and your child, please do not bring non-participating children. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Occurs from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, March 29; 1-2 p.m. on Friday, March 30 and from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 31. 1-2 p.m. $6 R, $8 NR. The Jungle Inn, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Cleveland author and organized crime historian Allan R. May will discuss the Jungle Inn and some of the figures associated with the gambling spot that was located in a rural corner of Trumbull County, In “Welcome to the Jungle Inn,” May shares the story of the infamous gambling den and its near tragic demise in 1949. The book is also a concise history of organized crime in the city of Warren and surrounding Trumbull County, including stories about five of its most famous underworld personalities. May is also the author of “Mob Stories and Gangland Gotham: New York’s Notorious Mob Bosses.” He has written for the “Gangland News” website, Rick Porrello’s AmericanMafia.com, Court TV’s “CrimeLibrary”, and CrimeMagazine.com. 6 p.m. Free. Fifth Annual Diversity Leadership Recognition Celebration, Mr. Anthony’s, 7440 South Ave., Boardman; 330-941-3370. Call for more information on this annual event. Sponsored by YSU’s Office of Equal Opportunity ad Diversity. 6 p.m.. Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6:30 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY 30 Breakfast Botany: The Willow Family, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Start your morning with a brisk Garden walk. Return to the Garden Café to enjoy a light breakfast and learn about the willow plant family. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 8:30-10 a.m. $7 R, $9 NR. Babytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Laugh and learn with your baby! Infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free. Hello to Spring Bouquet, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks,Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Let’s welcome spring with a story and snack before each preschooler age 3-5 decorates a vase and arranges fresh flowers to take home. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality

programs for you and your child, please do not bring non-participating children. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Occurs from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, March 29; 1-2 p.m. on Friday, March 30 and from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 31. 1-2 p.m. $6 R, $8 NR. The Foreigner, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players and Chalet Premier will present the Broadway comedy “The Foreigner” on select nights from March 16-31. The comedy will be directed by Dr. Thomas Copeland. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m., March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and 2 p.m., March 18, 25. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors).

SATURDAY 31 Hello to Spring Bouquet, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks,Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Let’s welcome spring with a story and snack before each preschooler age 3-5 decorates a vase and arranges fresh flowers to take home. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality programs for you and your child, please do not bring non-participating children. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Occurs from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, March 29; 1-2 p.m. on Friday, March 30 and from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 31. 11 a.m. $6 R, $8 NR. Aesop’s Fables by the Fable Factory, WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. The Fable Factory, a new touring company of Move Over Broadway Productions, will perform some of Aesop’s famous fables. These stories contain sharp insights, gentle humor, and morals for children in grades Pre-K through 5. Registration is not required. 11 a.m. Free. Easter Eggstravaganza, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Don’t miss the fun at this huge, annual egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance, children ages 2-10 can join the scramble for candy and prizes, and adults can compete in the Raw Egg Toss. Be sure to arrive early enough to find the age group area for your child before the start time. Held rain or shine at the Wick Recreation Area. 11:30 a.m. sharp. Free. Life-Sized Candy Land, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Visit the wonderful world of Candy Land as YOU become the playing piece in the popular children’s game. Fun for the entire family! Drop-in event. 1-4 p.m. Free. Manjushri Study Group, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; contact Julie Thomas, coordinator, at 330-941-1735 or taradakini108@gmail.com. The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, a Youngstown-based Buddhist study group, will offer its next round of teachings this month. The current topic is “Meditation 101: Part II.” Participants do not have to be Buddhist to attend. Nor is any prior experience necessary to drop in. The group meets on Saturdays on March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7. (A Tara Dance also occurs afrom 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.) 3-5 p.m. Suggested donation for Manjushri and Tara: $10. $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU. Naturally Dyed Eggs in a Basket, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Children ages 6 and up will learn to make dyes from plant material before decorating eggs to carry home nestled in baskets of grass. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality programs for you and your child, please do not bring non-participating children. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Saturday, 1:30-3 p.m. $6 R, $8 NR. The Foreigner, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players and Chalet Premier will present the Broadway comedy “The Foreigner” on select nights from March 16-31. The comedy will be directed by Dr. Thomas Copeland. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m., March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and 2 p.m., March 18, 25. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors). Spring Salamander Search, Laurel Hill Drive off Herbert Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330702-3000. During late winter or early spring, large spotted salamanders briefly leave their underground haunts and gather in woodland pools to mate. We’ll see if we can catch them in the act. Boots are recommended and flashlights permitted. Call Ford Nature Center to register by March 31, 5 p.m. Meet at the end of Laurel Hill Drive, located off Herbert Road west of MetroParks Bikeway crossing. Difficulty rating, 1.5 miles. Interpretive hikes are generally slow-paced. The group will generally stop to learn about the hike’s specific topic. 8 p.m. Free.


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AM STATIONS WKBN (570), Youngstown. Talk. WSOM (600). Salem. Standards. WLW (700). Cincinnati. Talk, sports, news. WPIC (790). Hermitage. Talk, sports.

WKTX (830), Cortland. Variety, ethnic. WAMO (860), Pittsburgh. Urban. KDKA (1020), Pittsburgh. Talk. WBZ (1030). Boston. News, sports.

WBUT (1050), Butler. News/talk. WTAM (1100). Cleveland. Talk, sports.

WKST (1200), New Castle. Variety. WBBW (1240). Youngstown. Sports.

WEAE (1250), Pittsburgh. Sports. WGFT (1330), Youngstown. Talk. WSTV (1340), Steubenville. Talk. WNIO (1390), Youngstown. Standards. WLKK (1400), Erie. News/talk. KQV (1410), Pittsburgh. News/talk. WRRO (1440). Warren. Religious.

WASN (1550), Youngstown. Talk/info. WRTK (1540), Youngstown. Oldies. WANR (1570), Warren. News/talk. WAKR (1590), Akron. News/talk.

FM STATIONS WRSK (88.1), Slippery Rock. Public radio. WZIP (88.1), Akron. Public radio. WRCT (88.3), Pittsburgh. Public radio. WYSU (88.5), Youngstown. Classical. WQED (89.3), Pittsburgh. Classical/jazz. WCSB (89.3), Cleveland. Public radio. WKSU (89.7), Kent. Public radio. WVMN (90.1), New Castle. Religious. WDUQ (90.5). Pittsburgh. Classical. WKTL (90.7). Struthers. Ethnic, oldies. WRUW (91.1). Cleveland. Public radio. WRMU (91.1). Alliance. Classical/jazz. WAPS (91.3). Akron. Public radio. WYEP (91.3) Pittsburgh. Public radio. WYTN (91.7). Youngstown. Religious. WPTS (92.1). Pittsburgh. Public radio. WZKL (92.5). Alliance. Nostalgia. WLTJ (92.9) Pittsburgh. Music variety. WNCD (93.3). Youngstown. Rock. WBZZ (93.7). Pittsburgh. Rock. WICT (95.1). Brookfield. Country. WCLV (95.5). Cleveland. Classical/jazz. WAKZ (95.9). Youngstown. Top 40. WPHH (96.1) Pittsburgh. Music variety. WKDD (96.5). Akron. Rock. WLLF (96.7). Mercer. Classical/jazz. WONE (97.5). Akron. Rock. WNCX (98.5). Cleveland. Rock. WMXY (98.9). Youngstown. Top 40. WGAR (99.5). Cleveland. Country. WSHH (99.7) Pittsburgh. Music variety. WNIR (100.1). Kent. News/talk. WMMS (100.7). Cleveland. Rock. WHOT (101.1) Youngstown. Top 40. WORD (101.5) Pittsburgh. Religious. WRBP (101.9). Youngstown. Urban. WDOK (102.1). Cleveland. Variety. WDVE (102.5). Pittsburgh. Rock. WYFM (102.9). Youngstown. Rock. WRKY (103.5). Steubenville. Country. WWIZ (103.9). Mercer. Country. WJJJ (104.7). Pittsburgh. Urban. WQXK (105.1). Youngstown. Country. WMJI (105.7). Cleveland. Oldies. WXDX (105.9). Pittsburgh. Alternative. WBBG (106.1). Youngstown. Oldies. WAMO (106.7). Beaver Falls. Urban. WNWV (107.3). Elyria. Classical/jazz. WDSY (107.9). Pittsburgh. Country.

CLASSIFIEDS Who wants a clean house? Sell your stuff and purge your house in the process: 38-39 The Twilight Zone, WKBN (570 AM). Midnight-1 a.m., Saturday. This sciencefiction TV series is dramatized for radio.

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MONDAY– FRIDAY Newslink, WYSU (88.5 FM). 5-6 a.m., Monday-Friday. News and features. Morning Edition, WKSU (89.7 FM). 5-9 a.m., Monday-Friday. News from NPR. Morning Edition, WYSU (88.5 FM). 6-9 a.m., Monday-Friday. News from NPR. Bob & Tom Show, WNCD (93.3 FM). 5-10 a.m., Monday-Friday. Music and mayhem. Mangino,WKBN (570 AM). 6-10 a.m., Monday-Friday. Youngstown talk. Imus in the Morning, WGFT (1330 AM). 6-10 a.m., Monday-Friday. Don Imus hosts. Polka Programming, WKTL (90.7 FM). 8-9 a.m., Monday through Friday. Classical with Barbara Krauss, WYSU (88.5 FM). 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday. Classical with Mark Pennell, WKSU (89.7 FM). 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday. Laura Ingraham, WGFT (1330 AM). 10 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Ingraham skewers politics, the media, Hollywood. Dan Rivers, WKBN (570 AM). 10-11:45 a.m., Monday-Friday. Youngstown talk. Hot Lunch at Noon, WHOT (101.1 FM). Noon, Monday-Friday. Music requests. Rush Limbaugh, WKBN (570 AM). Noon3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Dave Ramsey, WGFT (1330 AM). Noon-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Financial matters. Spatz, WNCD (93.3 FM). 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Classic rock. Classical Music, WYSU (88.5 FM). 1-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Classical with Sylvia Docking, WKSU (89.7 FM). 1-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Sean Hannity, WGFT (1330 AM). 3-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Conservative talk. Ron Verb Show, WKBN (570 AM). 3-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Youngstown talk. Fresh Air With Terry Gross, WYSU (88.5 FM), WKSU (89.7 FM). 3 p.m., MondayFriday. Pop culture, the arts and politics. All Things Considered, WKSU (89.7 FM). 4-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. News and features from National Public Radio. All Things Considered, WYSU (88.5 FM). 4-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. News from NPR. Mark Levin, WGFT (1330 AM). 6-8 p.m., Monday-Friday. Marketplace, WYSU (88.5 FM), WKSU (89.7 FM). 6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Business news. Newslink, WYSU (88.5 FM). 7-8 p.m., Monday-Friday. News and features. Michael Savage, WKBN (570 AM). 7-10 p.m. Monday-Friday. Conservative talk. HOT 101 Hot 8 at 8, WHOT (101.1 FM). 8-9 p.m. Monday-Friday. Top hits. NPR World of Opera, WYSU (88.5 FM). 8-11 p.m., Monday. Operatic performances Performance Today, WYSU (88.5 FM). 8-10 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday. Phil Hendrie Show, WKBN (570 AM). 10 p.m.-midnight, Monday-Thursday; Midnight-1 a.m., Friday-Saturday. Provocative radio from a L.A.-based host. Left Right and Center, WYSU (88.5 FM). 7:30 p.m., Friday. Political talk.

FRIDAY EVENING American Routes, WKSU (89.7 FM). 7-9 p.m., Friday. Music, features and artist interviews. Nick Spitzer hosts. The Jazz Sofa With Rick Popovich, WYSU (88.5 FM). 8-11-p.m., Friday. Twiceweekly jazz program. Folk Music with Jim Blum, WKSU (89.7 FM). 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Friday. Folk music.

‘The Phil Hendrie Show’ – provocative radio from the Los Angeles based talk show host. Monday through Saturday on (570 AM) WKBN. Rhythm Sweet and Hot, WYSU (88.5 FM). 11 p.m.-midnight, Friday. Musical culture from the 1920s to the 1940s. Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, WKBN (570 AM). 1-5 a.m., Monday-Friday; 5-6 a.m., Saturday; 1-6 a.m., Sunday. Program covers the paranormal.

SATURDAY Buckeye Sportsman,WKBN (570 AM). 6-7 a.m., Saturday. Outdoor sports. On the Media, WKSU (89.7 FM). 6 a.m., Saturday. Syndicated. Hearts of Space,WYSU (88.5 FM). 6-7 a.m., Saturday. Atmospheric music. On the Media,WYSU (88.5 FM). 7-8 a.m., Saturday. Syndicated. Living on Earth, WKSU (89.7 FM). 7 a.m., Saturday. Environmental programming. Polka Music, WKTX (830 AM). 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Polka Val hosts. Car Care, WKBN (570 AM). 9-11 a.m., Saturday. Advice and tips on auto care. Weekend Edition, WYSU (88.5 FM). 8-10 a.m., Saturday. News from NPR. Weekend Edition,WKSU (89.7 FM). 8-10 a.m., Saturday. News from NPR. Car Talk, WYSU (88.5 FM).10-11 a.m., Saturday. Tom and Ray Magliozzi host this irreverent program on car care. Irish Music, WKTL (90.7 FM). 10-11 a.m., Saturday. Music and culture. Home Care, WKBN (570 AM). 11 a.m.noon, Saturday. Advice and tips. What’Ya Know with Michael Feldman, WKSU (89.7 FM). 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday. German Hour, WKTL (90.7 FM). 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Music and culture. Hosted by Wolfgang and Helga Wengler. Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!, WYSU (88.5 FM). 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Peter Sagal hosts this weekly syndicated quiz show. All That Grows, WKBN (570 AM). Noon-1 p.m., Saturday. Gardening program. Hungarian Music, WKTL (90.7 FM). Noon1:30 p.m., Saturday. Music and culture. Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!, WKSU (87.9

FM). 1-2 p.m.-noon, Saturday. Quiz show. Greek Programming, WKTL (90.7 FM). 1:30-3 p.m., Saturday. Music and culture. Weekend America, WKSU (87.9 FM). 2-4 p.m., Saturday. News and analysis, interviews and features. The Splendid Table, WYSU (88.5 FM). 3-4 p.m., Saturday. Food appreciation. Italian Programming, WKTL (90.7 FM). 3-4 p.m., Saturday. Music and culture. Best of Sean Hannity, WKBN (570 AM). 4-7 p.m., Saturday. This American Life, WKSU (89.7 FM). 4 p.m., Saturday. Fresh Air Weekend, WYSU (88.5 FM). 4 p.m., Saturday. Terry Gross hosts. All Things Considered, WYSU (88.5 FM). 5-6 p.m., Saturday. News from NPR. Tamburitzans, WKTL (90.7 FM). 6-7 p.m., Saturday. Ethnic music from the Balkans.

SATURDAY EVENING A Prairie Home Companion, WYSU (88.5 FM), WKSU (89.7 FM). 6-8 p.m., Saturday. Garrison Keillor hosts this longrunning program that features musical guests and Keillor’s conversational style. Spanish Programming, WKTL (90.7 FM). 7-8 p.m., Saturday. Music and culture. Jazz Sofa With Rick Popovich, WYSU (88.5 FM). 8-11 p.m., Saturday. Twiceweekly jazz program. Folk Music with Jim Blum, WKSU (89.7 FM). 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday. Ukrainian Programming, WKTL (90.7 FM). 8 p.m., Saturday. Music and culture. The Other Side, WKBN (570 AM). 9 p.m.midnight, Saturday. Steve Godfrey hosts this program on the paranormal. Saturday Night Dance Party, WHOT (101.1 FM). 8 p.m.-midnight, Saturday. House, Euro and Top 40. Slovak Music, WKTL (90.7 FM). 9-11 p.m., Saturday. Slovak music and culture. Now’s the Time, WYSU (88.5 FM). 11 p.m.-midnight, Saturday. Martin Berger hosts this local jazz program.

SonRise, WHOT (101.1 FM). 5-7 a.m., Sunday. Contemporary Christian music. Legends of Success, WKBN (570 AM). 6-7 a.m., Sunday. Business leaders discuss their careers. John Resnick hosts. Alternative Radio, WYSU (88.5 FM). 6-7 a.m., Sunday. Public-affairs program. Speaking of Faith, WYSU (88.5 FM), WKSU (89.7 FM). 7-8 a.m., Sunday. Program on religion and ethics. Wine Skins,WKBN (570 AM). 7:30-8 a.m., Sunday. Religious programming. Weekend Edition, WKSU (89.7 FM). 8-10 a.m., Sunday. News from NPR. Weekend Edition, WYSU (88.5 FM). 8-11 a.m., Sunday. News from NPR. The Splendid Table, WYSU (88.5 FM). 11 a.m.-noon, Sunday. Food appreciation. Forum, WHOT (101.1 FM). 7:45 a.m., Sunday. Local public affairs program. Top 40 Countdown with Rick Dees, WHOT (101.1 FM). 8 a.m.-noon, Sunday. Serenade of Italy, WNIO (1390 AM). 8-11 a.m., Sunday. Vince Camp hosts. Health Programming, WKBN (570 AM). 8-9 a.m., Sunday. A Prairie Home Companion, WKSU (89.7 FM). 10 a.m.-noon, Sunday. Garrison Keillor hosts this long-running program with musical guests and Keillor’s conversational style. Sports Rap Sunday, WKBN (570 AM). 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday. Voices of the Croatian Fraternal Union (Croatian Hour), WNIO (1390 AM) 11 a.m.-noon. Music with Tim Komara. Baroque Era with David Roden, WKSU (89.7 FM). Noon-2 p.m., Sunday. Secular music from 1600 and 1750. A Prairie Home Companion, WYSU (88.5 FM). Noon-2 p.m., Sunday. Garrison Keillor hosts this long-running show with musical guests and a conversational style. Car Talk, WYSU (88.5 FM). 2-3 p.m., Sunday. Tom and Ray Magliozzi host. Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, WYSU (88.5 FM). 3-4 p.m., Sunday.Quiz show. Says You, WYSU (88.5 FM). 4-5 p.m., Sunday. Syndicated quiz show. In Performance, WKSU (89.7 FM). 4:30-6 p.m., Sunday. Symphonies, string quartets and other regional ensembles. All Things Considered, WYSU (88.5 FM). 5-6 p.m., Sunday. News from NPR.

SUNDAY EVENING Sunday Night Cruise, WBBG (106.1 FM). 6-11 p.m., Sunday. DooWop and early rock ‘n’ roll. Thomas John hosts. All Things Considered, WKSU (89.7 FM). 6-7 p.m., Sunday. News from NPR. Thistle and Shamrock, WYSU (88.5 FM). 7-8 p.m., Sunday. Irish music and culture. Tangled Up in the Blues, WNCD (93.3 FM). 7-9 p.m., Sunday. Cornell Bogdan hosts this weekly blues music program. Beyond the Beltway, WKBN (570 AM). 7-9 p.m., Sunday. Politics beyond D.C. Thistle and Shamrock, WKSU (89.7 FM). 7-8 p.m., Sunday. Irish music and culture. Folk Festival, WYSU (88.5 FM), 8-9:30 p.m., Sunday. Charles Darling hosts. Folk Music with Jim Blum, WKSU (89.7 FM). 8 p.m.-midnight, Sunday. Homegrown Show, WNCD (93.3 FM). 9 p.m., Sunday. Hosted by Viking Jim. Little Steven’s Underground Garage, WNCD (93.3 FM). 10 p.m.-midnight, Sunday. Hosted by Steven Van Zand. All Songs Considered, WYSU (88.5FM). 9:30-10 p.m., Sunday. Harmonia, WYSU (88.5FM). 10-11 p.m., Sunday.


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The Stuart Place Apartments feature one bedroom/one bathroom apartments with new kitchens, granite countertops, ceramic tile, carpeting, energy efficient appliances, central heat and air, and off street parking. Convenient to YSU, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Forum Medical Center and downtown.

Great One Bedroom Apartments starting at $450! MARKETPLACE WANTED TO BUY 15-YEAR TENANT IN PLACE - YSU offcampus investment property for sale. 15-year tenant in place.Within walking distance to YSU. In Wick Park Historic District. Will need work. Selling as-is. Ideal for student housing. Arts-andcrafts style house, 2 stories, 2,500 s.f. Looking at all offers. Owner is agreeable to bundling properties for real estate investors. Serious inquiries only. $15,000. 330-717-8785. (6-12)

BUYING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS – Always buying older guitars, drums, violins, banjos, ukuleles, amps, guitar effects, any music related items considered. Youngstown Vintage, 104 E. Midlothian Blvd. Bill 330-7191174. (5-12) BUYING ANTIQUES - Buying antiques, military, advertising, old radios, men’s watches, records, furniture, musical instruments, sterling silver. Local and national memorabilia. Most anything old considered. Also collectibles. Youngstown Vintage, 104 E. Midlothian Blvd. Bill 330-7191174. (5-12)

MARKETPLACE LAND FOR SALE CIRCA 1910 HOUSE IN THE WICK PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT - YSU off-campus investment property for sale. Within walking distance to YSU and Wick Park. Rough condition. Will need work. Selling as is. Historic mission-style house, 2 stories, 2,380 s.f. Looking at all offers. Owner is agreeable to bundling properties for real estate investors. Serious inquiries only. $15,000. 330717-8785. (6-12)

MARKETPLACE REAL ESTATE FOR SALE LAKE MILTON LOT – Salem Lot 771, Lake Milton 40x100. Residential. BPOE Country Club Allot.Valued at $900.Will sacrifice at $750. Call 330-856-3836 or 330-766-3836. (6-12) LAKE MILTON LOT – Pittsburgh BPOE Lake Milton Lot 590. 40x100. Residential. $900. Call 330-856-3836 or 330-766-3836. (6-12) LAKE MILTON LOT – Alliance Lot 290. 40x100 Residential. Lake Milton BPOE $900. Call 330-856-3836 or 330-7663836. (6-12) GARAGE SALE – Your sale is occurring some time this spring. Lots of great items. Housewares, furniture, toys, books, records, CDs and more. Advertise it in the Metro Monthly classifieds. Call 330-259-0435 today! (6-12)

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LAND FOR SALE NEAR LAKE MILTON – Lot 599, 40 x 100, BPOE Allotment, Pittsburgh Avenue. $900. Lot 290: 40 x 100, BPOE Allotment.Alliance Avenue, $900. Call 330-856-3836 for more information. (6-12) Advertise in the Metro Monthly classifieds. Call 330-259-0435 today!

NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS RON PAUL 4 PRESIDENT 2012 – Second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.. Call 330-442-1460 for location or go to. libertystash.com/events. (3-12) THE ROTARY CLUB OF WARREN - , Meets every Wednesday at noon at Enzo’s Retaurant in Warren.Visit www. warrenrotary.org for more information. (5-12) AS SEEN ON HOMEPLATE! - See the best our area has to offer each week on “Homeplate!” Food, restaurants, local history,music,culture and more! Catch it every Saturday at 7 a.m. on WYTV (Channel 33) and every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on MyYTV. (6-12)

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RELATIONSHIP WANTED – I’m a 47 year old SWM never married, Catholic church-goer,searching for Miss Right, someone special, please, age range 40-46. I’m a slim, athletic type, work full time and steady.I enjoy just about everything for recreation. Well-liked

WEST SIDE APARTMENT FOR RENT - 2 BR, second floor apartment, $365 per month, security, all utilities paid, except electric. garage available. Located at 201 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown. Phone 330-550-2020 or e-mail p.keevey@yahoo.com for more information. (2-12) Campbell 3-level apartment, 1 large bedroom , has basement, private entrances, clean. $235, plus utilities and security. 330-755-2077. (2-12)

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Complete renovation of a historic apartment building on Wick Park. Beautifully restored studio, garden, and two bedroom apartments. Tenant pays utilities. EACH APARTMENT INCLUDES: • New kitchen and bathroom • Central heat & air conditioning • Wired for phone, cable, and broadband internet • Carpeted rooms and hallways, mosaic bath tiles • All new electrical & plumbing systems • Meets all fire and building codes • On-site laundry room • Garage availability • Entrance door security system • Historic charm with modern convenience • Close to YSU, St. Elizabeth's and Downtown • Enjoy having Wick Park as your front yard • Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath units available this fall Reserve now while available.

character with a lot to offer! Please no druggies! No alcoholics! Write P.O. Box 90151, Youngstown, Ohio 44509. (3-12) SWM, 47, sincere and caring, would like to meet lady for friendship, possible LTR. call 330-717-7145. (3-12) RETIRED BUSINESSMAN seeking lady who enjoys dining out, traveling, flea markets, and quiet evenings.call 330545-6616. (3-12) www.metromonthly.net

NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Sharing & Caring: Grief and Bereavement Book Club, Borders Books, Cafe, 2102 Niles-Cortland Road, Niles; 330-770-0502. The group meets the third Thursday of the month, and is a topical support group, sponsored by Senior Independence Hospice, for those experiencing grief and bereavement issues. (6-12)

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LIFE’S STRESS GOT YOU DOWN? Don’t spend another day feeling bad. Make this New Year a time for New Beginnings! Life Matters Life Coaching helps with Stress Reduction, Goal Setting, Improving Self Confidence, Life Strategy, Relationship Counseling, and Family/Job Issues. Call Life Matters to schedule your consultation, ask for Laura! 330-781-0030 www.LifeMattersNow.com (2-12) HEALTH NEWS on natural products.Acai, Mangosteen, etc. can be found on www. ultraselects.com/dr.debbie.Don’t suffer with the flu this season; build your immune system naturally. (2-12)

MARKETPLACE HEALTH & BEAUTY ACRYLIC NAILS $25, fills $15. Designs free, mani & pedi, $30 at All-n-One Salon, 3420 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44509. 330-207-5067. (2-12) AVON TO buy or sell. Contact Nikki Abeid. 330-366-0236. ynabeid@ yahoo.com. (2-12)

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