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Celebrate Portage, an an nual week long commemoration of the best in Portage County, will kick off on August 30th. The festivities will include a Cruise-In car show on 8/30, an airport Runway Fest on 9/2, countywide community service projects. The week will wrap up with an awards event on 9/7, but your help is needed. Nominations are currently being accepted to honor Portage County’s best and brightest; awards will be given to top nominees in the areas of Best Economic Development Project, Most Engaging High School, Best Community Service Project, Biggest Community Hero, Best Health Initiative and Best Art/Culture Event. The Economic Development award recognizes programs or initiatives in Portage County that have provided valuable development that will benefit a local or regional economy in terms of employment, income, and quality of life. The Community Hero Award recognizes an individual in Portage County whose courage, strength and self-sacrifice in the service for a neighborhood/ community, benefits people who may never know them by name, but who will reap the rewards of their work. The Community Service Award recognizes programs or initiatives in Portage County that have demonstrated an action in the community, involving community members – young people, adults and families – coming together to work on a common interest or community need. The Cultural Arts Initiative Award recognizes a

program or initiatives of arts and cultural awareness that helps to reveal and enhance the underlying identity --the unique meaning, value, and character — of a community in Portage County. The Most Engaging High School Initiative Award recognizes school programs that have developed, implemented or led innovative programs of external engagement with community stakeholders -- including faculty, staff, parents, former students, and community organizations – that have successfully and measurably enhanced relationships between the school and its community. The Healthy Public Initiative Award recognizes programs or initiatives in Portage County that have been developed and implemented and demonstrate an effort to build better systems to provide all people the tools they need to reach their full potential for health. Winners will be recognized at a special event, where they’ll meet leaders from across the county and enjoy a night of entertainment, food and networking. Nomination forms are available online through the Office of Regional Planning, and may be submitted in hard copy or electronically. Submissions must be received by July 1, 2017 for consideration. If you have any questions, please call 330-297-3613 or admin@celebrateportage.org. Celebrate Portage is a part of the Visioning in Portage’s mission to educate and invigorate the community, and to highlight what’s vibrant and exciting in Portage County.

Hiram Village News Stacy Turner Contributing Reporter

Hiram - At their last meeting, village council was pleased to receive Police Chief Ed Samec in their chambers. Chief Samec was there to provide an update in regards to the medical leave granted by council last August. Sadly, Samec’s medical condition did not improve sufficiently over the last year to allow him to safely return to active duty. Chief Samec thanked council and Mayor Bertrand for their consideration, especially during his medical leave. He strongly recommended Sergeant Brian Gregory, who had been serving as Interim Chief, as his replacement. The Mayor and Council gave Samec heartfelt thanks for his years of exemplary service to the village and its residents. In his Police Report, Sergeant Gregory reported that over 450 vehicles were stopped during the department’s Click it or Ticket seatbelt awareness program. As an added incentive, seatbelt wearers were treated to a certificate for either a free Maggie’s donut or an ice cream cone from McDonalds. He noted that the mobile radar unit would be placed throughout the Village in an effort to deter speeding. In other news, Sgt. Gregory noted that the department will hold their annual car show in Hiram on Saturday, August 5th. He noted that the date for the Cops and Kids fishing day at Camp Asbury was yet to be determined, and that due to the closure of Streetsboro’s Kmart in September, he’s investigating other venues for the 2017 Shop with a Cop program. Moving forward, Sgt. Gregory, along with Hiram Fire Chief Bill Byers, announced that their departments would host a softball game on Sunday, July 9th at the Hiram College field. In lieu of tickets, donations will be requested to benefit charities -- the Shop with a Cop program for the Police, and the local food bank on behalf of the Firefighters’ Association. Firefighters and police officers will be facing off to promote physical fitness among the departments, but additional players are welcome to join either team. Contact either department to learn more.

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In his monthly report, Chief Byers noted that fire hydrant markers have been repaired and painted and re-installed throughout the Village. Considerable cost savings was achieved through the repair project, since only 30 new markets were purchased. Lastly, Chief Byers noted that his department received two air pack masks, which were purchased with grant funds procured by the Groselle Family Farms. The thermal imaging masks are now in service, providing firefighters with the ability to locate victims and avoid dangerous situations by ‘seeing’ fire from the floor above. Next, Village Administrator James McGee reported that construction on the Hike and Bike Trail came a halt when excavators discovered a water transmission line for the village’s number three well just four to five feet from the surface. The line was replaced, installed 12 feet underground, and construction continued. In similar news, Mr. McGee stated that the gazebo installation at Bancroft Park halted, as well, with the discovery of old debris from previous structures at the site, which create unfavorable areas to pour footers. A required new site plan is being reviewed, since the proposed project is funded by grants. In addition, the county building department informed the village that a handicapped-accessible restroom facility is required at the park. They encourage the village to install a portable, seasonal restroom to comply with this requirement. Moving forward, Mayor Lou Bertrand shared that the Hiram Community Trust awarded several grants to the Village. Among them, the village received over $1,000 to help fund the ball field rehab project, as well as $2,000 for parking improvements at Bancroft Park. In addition, the Fairview Cemetery Headstone Revitalization received $4,000 as well as $5,800 toward the cost of the Old Fashioned Hiram 4th of July program. He noted that fireworks are scheduled for July

Garrettsville - The 13th Annual Garrettsville Summerfest lived up to its name “Cashing in on the Fun.” Some folks had a lot of fun while others literally “cashed” in on the fun. Here’s how the weekend went down. Garrettsville Summerfest had the makings of a soggy weekend with the remnants of a hurricane knocking on its doors; however the sunshine won out for the most part. Friday set-up was wet but the night dried out and turned out to be a perfect night at Summerfest. Some folks had fun listening to the bands: the Boys are Back, Invincible and Moving in Stereo. Invincible and Moving in Stereo played on the main stage Friday night, while the Boys are Back played on the north stage. Others enjoyed the family movie “Sing” as it was played under the stars. Saturday brought sunny skies for the tractor parade, hamburger eating contest, car cruise, pie baking, punt, pass and kick contest along with many other events. The day was looking great and all of a sudden the black clouds rolled in to dump a quick rain shower on the village just about time for headlining act Chris Higbee to take the stage. After a short shower, followed by a huge down pour, Higbee took to the stage and all was well. The skies cleared and fireworks went off as planned, while Higbee played the fiddle from the rooftop. Sunday brought more fun along with blue skies and cooler temperatures as the day kicked off with a 5K race for kid’s glioma cancer research. Folks laced up their tennis shoes and hit the streets running. The grand parade was on the heels of the run, along with clogging, Aaron Bonk juggling show, frog jumping contest, duck race, cash grabs and helicopter rides. The day was perfect for a festival. The evening closed out with Garrettsville Idol, Queen of Hearts drawing and the 50/50 raffle. Youth Idol Winner Sophia Scarvelli and Teen Idol Winner Sierra Kitchen literally “cashed in” on the fun as they won $500 each in Garrettsville Idol. The fun didn’t stop there. Sara Apthorpe lit the stage on fire with her rendition of “Girl on Fire” as she “cashed in” on the fun to the tune of $1000 for being named the Adult Idol winner. The fun was on a roll, when Karen Pestyk from Middlefield “cashed in” on the fun by winning the 50/50 raffle, taking home $5552. The other half of the 50/50 went back to help pay for the festival. The “cashing in” on the fun continued as Debbie Kline from Garrettsville took home all the fun, when her card was pulled in the Queen of Hearts drawing. Debbie had card #25, which revealed the King of Hearts, which paid out $127,131, making her the big winner of the event. The 13th Annual Garrettsville Summerfest is in the books and will be remembered as living up to its theme “Cashing in on the fun.” See pages 4 & 5 for contest results and photos.

3rd, and that former Police Chief Ed Samec will serve as the Grand Marshall of the parade on the 4th. Lastly, the mayor asked council to ratify a preapplication for an OPWC grant for improvements on Constance Avenue. As a part of the proposal, the village will apply to the Ohio Public Works Commission for a Grant to pay for the cost of repairing or replacing Constance Avenue. Mantaline Corporation will pay the local share of the grant, up to 50% of the cost of the project. Hiram Village will pay for the engineering costs of design and supervision of the road improvement project to meet the village public road standards, while Mantaline agrees to pay McGee & Associates, Inc. to complete the application process and documents for Hiram Village, and to follow up with the OPWC to assist the village in satisfying any other non-construction issues that may arise. Mayor Bertrand noted that Mark Trushel, CEO of Mantaline, recently met with Andrew Zahuranec, the road’s owner. Mr. Zahuranec agreed to donate the land to Hiram Village so that the repaired road can become a public street, once the improvements have been completed. After much discussion, council agreed to ratify the grant pre-application. Later, the village service department and council discussed paving projects for next year. The service department is compiling a priority list of roads and storm sewers and investigating grants and low-interest loans that could be available to help defray the costs. The possibility of placing a tax levy to finance a portion of the costs was also mentioned; the Finance Committee will discuss the topic in greater detail at their next meeting. The next council meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 11th at 7 pm; residents are encouraged to attend.

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Nature Camp at Hiram College

Register Today! Nature Camps are an exciting and enjoyable way for children ages 3-10 to explore and learn about nature. We get kids crawling, wading and sloshing through habitats in search of critters that live in hidden areas. Camp runs July 31-August 4 for all ages. To register, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003, sorrickmw@ hiram.edu or visit www.hiram. edu/summerathiram.

Youth Art at Hiram College

Register Today! Art Camp is an exciting way to learn interesting and unique techniques while creating wonderful works of art. Join local art teacher, Libby Frato-Sweeney, for a week of Summer Youth Art July 10-14. Programs for ages 3-14 are included. Register at 330.569.6003, sorrickmw@ hiram.edu or visit www.hiram. edu/summerathiram.

Vendors Wanted

Auburn Community Church will host an outdoor flea market Aug 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.at the church. Persons selling new items as well as used items are encouraged to participate. Spaces are 25 ft. wide and deep enough to park two regular-sized vehicles as well as vendor tables. Cost per space is $25.00. Food will be available. In the event of rain, the event will be held Aug 12. To reserve space (s), send your check along with your name, address, email and/or phone # and whether selling new or used items to Auburn Community Church, 11076 Washington St. Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023. If any questions call Auburn Community Church 440-543-1402

Firedevils Seeking Vendors

Auburn Firedevils, auxiliary to the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department, is hosting its sixth annual arts, crafts and consultants fair November 18 at Adams Halls, 11455 Washington St, Auburn Township, from 10 am to 4 pm. We are seeking vendors for this fun event. Tables are $25 each. Tables and chairs are provided. There is plenty of parking for vendors and shoppers alike at

this facility. For more info and a registration form, call Shelby DeCapite 440-543-7733 or email shelbydecapite@yahoo. com.

Families Anonymous Meeting

Mondays Families Anonymous meetings for families dealing with drug addicted members meet every Monday from 7-8 pm at Coleman Behavioral Services Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For more info call Heather 330-569-4367 or Peggy 330-760-7670.

Monday Breakfast at American Legion

Mondays Open to public $7.00 breakfast from 8-11:00am at the American Legion Post #674 in Windham. Menu: eggs ‘any style’, pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash browns, bacon, sausage (patties and links) and white, wheat or rye toast and coffee, tea and juice. Call 330/326-3188 for info.

Men on Mondays

Mondays “Men on Mondays� a men’s Bible study is held every Monday from 6:45 - 8 pm at the Cellar Door Coffee Shop in Garrettsville. Coffee and pastry will be provided at no charge.

BINGO

Every Tuesday ST AMBROSE CHURCH 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville-- “Early bird� at 6:45pm and first game at 7pm. Also featuring instant tickets, coverall jackpots, and other fun games. Doors open 5:45p. Great refreshments!

BINGO At St Michael’s

Every Thursday St. Michael’s Church Weekly Bingo at 7pm every Thursday at 9736 East Center Street Windham, OH 44288.

TOPS Meetings

Thursdays TOPS OH#1941, Ravenna meets Thursday mornings in the fellowship hall of the Maplewood Christian Church, 7300 State Route 88, Ravenna with weigh-in from 9-9:45 a.m. and a meeting/program following at 10:00 a.m. TOPS Club, Inc. is an affordable,

nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization.

Revival In The Country

Third Sat. of Month We wanted to invite ladies who want to be inspired to our group. It is called “Revival in the Country�. It is a ladies group that meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 am to noon. Women from any walk of life are invited to come and join us. There is no church affliation required. We meet at the Cellar Door Coffee House 9 am to noon. There will be refreshments and, of course, coffee! Music and inspirational messages will be shared.

Euchre

Sundays Join us at the Cellar Door Coffee Co to play Euchre on Sundays from 1:30-3:30 pm. All are welcome!

God Provides A Meal

June 30 God provides a free meal at Nelson United Methodist Church 9367 SR. 305 on June 30 from 4 to 6:00. Jumbo hot dogs - potato salad - chips dessert.

Car Show & Motor Cycles

July 1 Show to benefit the Special Olympics, sponsored by Western Reserve Masonic Lodge #507 in West Farmington. The show is to be at the Village Park on 3rd Street, North of Rt 88. Registration from 10am to 12 noon. 10 Trophies. $10 per vehicle, Tickets drawn at 3:30pm, show till 4pm. Food, water and pop sold, 50/50, plus DJ and other prizes. For more info call Jim 330/240-3584 or George at 330/565-3860.

Parents Without Partners Picnic

July 1 International Parents Without Partners Chpt #600 will have a picnic supper July 1, 6:30 – 7:30pm at Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave, Tallmadge. Open to public, non-members and members. The chapter will provide hamburgers and hotdogs, just bring a covered dish to share. Afterwards, 7:30 – 11:00pm, the chapter will hold its monthly dance themed ‘Red, White & Blue’, music by disc jockey Mel; $6 members, $8 nonmembers. For info call Warrine at 330/322-9559

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holding a Bake Sale and $100 Money Cake Raffle on July 1st at Family Video, 4385 Kirk Rd, Austintown. The event will run from 12:00 – 3:00. There will be a wonderful assortment of baked goods! And bunnies! Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies & Feathered Friends Rescue will be joining us – come check out their fabulous jewelry and learn about therapy bunnies! Also check out the adoptable bunnies. Funds will be going to help an unexpected litter of bunnies, after several bunnies were left to fend for themselves.

Library Closed Independence Day

July 4 All Portage County District Library branch libraries and offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance o f I n d e p e n d e n c e D a y. Service hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5. Although branch libraries will be closed for the holiday, the Digital Library is always open. Using your Portage County District Library card, visit www. portagelibrary.org for a great selection of digital content including movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines- all at your fingertips.

Be A History Detective

July 4 Come to the Hiram Historical Society’s Century House after the July 4th parade and examine a fascinating assortment of historical objects on display that no one has seen in some time. We know what a few of them were used for, but others have us stumped. Perhaps you can amaze others with your knowledge of the past and give names to these items. There will also be an activity involving the identification of doors in the Hiram area. Name them all and you just might win a prize! We’ll be there until 4:00 PM...south on Route 700 across from the Village Hall and Fire Station.

Chicken Dinner

July 5 Southington UMC, SR 305 & 534, Southington, will be holding a Chicken Dinner, on July 5th, 3:30 to 6:00. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, cole slaw, homemade desserts, beverage. Price Adults $9.00, Children/Chicken Tenders dinner Children ages 4-10 $4.50, Children 3 and under free. Carry Outs available. Call 330-898-2156.

Nelson-Garrettsville Senior Social Club EVERY THURSDAY - 9am - Noon Nelson Community House on the Circle, SR 305 in Nelson

June 29 - Games July 6 - Bingo and Doughnuts July 13 - Biscuits & Gravy July 20 - Cheesecake Diet

ALL Area Seniors WELCOME! NEED A RIDE? Call PARTA at 330-678-7745 or 330-672-RIDE. For a nominal fee they can pick you up and get you back home!

Kinsman Is For Sale!

July 8 On Saturday, July 8th, Kinsman Rotary will be hosting a Chicken BBQ in conjuction with the townwide yard sales. BBQ is at the town park, just off of Route 5. South of town, 8000 Burnett East Rd. (behind Ohio Edison). 11 am to 3 pm? Eat in or take out. Townwide yardsales from 9 am to 5 pm. Free maps are available at Market Square on the square (Routes 5 & 7). Amish bake sale on the square. Many businesses will have sales. Kinsman, OH is located on Routes 5, 7& 87. For info: MktSqKinsman@gmail.com or call 330-876-3178(10am to 6pm). Find out what Kinsmania is all about!

Book Review Group

July 10 MONDAY, July 10th, 9:30am. Dr J Patella personally presents and reviews the book: THE AFTERLIFE OF BILLY FINGERS in which every chapter tells its own story. It is not necessary to bring a book. Please join us for a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions at the Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave, the 1st Monday of every month at 9:30am for our monthly Book Review & Discussion group. Questions - call the YMCA (330)469-2044

Vacation Bible School

July 10-14 You’re invited on an awesome adventure at Maplewood Christian Church for Hero Central VBS 2017! This adventure will include epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids discover their strength in God. Held July 10 – 14 from 5:45 – 8:30 p.m. Children ages 3 – 14 are welcome. Maplewood Christian Church, 7300 S.R. 88 in Ravenna. For more information about our Vacation Bible School, call 330-297-6424 or email vbs.maplewood@ gmail.com. Register at www. maplewoodcc.org.

Crestwood Class of 1977 Reunion

July 14 & 15 Crestwood High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 40th class reunion on July 14th and 15th. Friday – Jake’s Restaurant in Mantua, Saturday – Candlelight Winery in Garrettsville. Total cost for both nights is $35.00 Invitations have been sent out, but addresses may not be correct. Please contact Mary Mesaros Hannah at (330) 883-9297 for more details and to RSVP.

Outdoor Flea Market

July 14 - 16 Ravenna Moose Lodge #1234 5727 State Route 14, Ravenna, Ohio 44266 is hosting an outdoor flea market on July 14 - 9am to 5pm, July 15 - 9am to 5pm, July 16 - 10am to 3pm $40.00 for a spot (all 3 days) 12 x 12 space. Bring own table & chairs for set-up - You can bring a canopy - you will be in direct sunlight. OPEN TO PUBLIC. Questions? Make reservations? Contact - Mary at mtassone@kent.edu

3rd Annual Flea Market

July 15 & 16 The 3rd Annual Flea Market sponsored by The Mantua Restoration Society will be held on July 15th & 16th. from 9am to 5pm. Vendors are being accepted: Rent space to sell your items, or simply clean out your clutter and donate it to MaRSI to sell. A 4x8 Indoor Table costs $20 a day/$35 for both days and a 15x30 Outdoor Space for $15 a day/$25 for both days. For more information, contact Matt (330)281-9331 or Jan (330)858-8394.

Hiram School Reunion

July 16 For anyone who attended Hiram School, the 24th Annual Hiram School Reunion will be held, Sunday July 16, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Troy Community Center, 13950 Main Market (St. Rt. 422), Welshfield, (Troy Twp.) Ohio 44021. Beverages, meat

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June 30 will be a “double edition” of the Villager. The Villager will not be published on July 7th. th

Deadline for the July 14th edition of the Villager will be NOON on Monday, July 10th.

The Villager Office & Villager Emporium will be closed the week of July 3rd and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11th. During this time submissions for the Villager can be made via email: news@weeklyvillager.com fax: 330.527.5145 or calling our office and leaving a message: 330.527.5761.

Have a Safe & Happy Fourth of July!! and table service will be provided. Those with last names A through R, please bring salad, fruit or vegetables. Last names S through Z, please bring a dessert. Classes celebrating milestones: 1942 – 75th, 1947 – 70th, 1952 – 65th, 1957 – 60th, 1962 – 55th, 1967 – 50th. If questions, contact Maryann – 330-569-7057, Barbara – 330-296-3732, Gary – 330-527-4457.

Film Review & Discussion Group

July 17 Monday, July 17th at 9:30am. Dr J Patella presents and reviews the 83 minute film: THE LIVING MATRIX. You’ll discover the intricate web of factors that determine our wellbeing and explore innovative ideas about health. Please join us for a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions at the Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave, the 3rd Monday of every month at 9:30am for our monthly Film Review and Discussion Group. Questions - call the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Sports Physicals

July 19 Advanced Rehab and Health Specialists will be offering sports physicals on July 19 from 2-6 pm for $30 (family discounts available). These physicals are by appointment only - please call 330-274-2747 to schedule your physical.

A Moveable Feast

July 21 Geauga County Public Library is hosting a birthday celebration on Hemingway’s birthday and the community is invited! On Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m.Celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s birthday in style with a moveable feast of food, music and fun at one of the Geauga Park District’ scenic locations – Orchard Hills Park, 11340 Caves Rd., Chesterland. Test your trivia skills for a chance to win a gift basket. Vintage 1920s clothing is encouraged. Various food stations will offer bite-size appetizers, wines, petit entrees, desserts and Hemingway-inspired trivia, live music and the Bookmobile. This event is likely to fill to capacity. Registration is required at GeaugaLibrary.net (click the green “Register for an event” tile) or call 440-729-4250. Cost: Free. Ages: 21 and older

Ox Roast Fair

July 21 - 23 Plan to attend the largest, threeday fair in Northern Portage County where you’ll enjoy delicious food and find family fun for all ages. St. Joseph’s Ox Roast Fair in Mantua begins on July 21, 6:00 to 11:30 p.m., July 22 1:00 to 11:30 p.m., and July 23, Noon to 10:00 p.m. The Parish Community of St. Joseph’s at 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. is located in Mantua Twp. off Pioneer Trail. For more information, please check out St. Joseph’s website www. stjosephmantua.com, find us on Facebook (St. Joseph’s Ox Roast Fair), or phone the parish office at 330-274-2253.

Godspell

July 21-23; 28&29 The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is proud to present “Godspell” - July 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7pm and July 23, 2017at 2pm. Adult tickets are $10.00 and children under 12 and seniors over $7.00. Groups of 15 or more are $5.00 apiece. “Godspell” is sponsored by Ryser Insurance and Ohio Health Benefits. All performances are held in the James A Garfield’s Iva Walker Auditorium. Tickets available at the door or by calling 216-3750709. Direction of Godspell is by Justin Steck and musical direction by Florence Janosik.

Vacation Bible School

July 24 - 28 Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 PritchardOhltown Rd., Newton Falls, will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 24 thru July 28, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship. This year’s Theme is: “HERO CENTRAL” DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTH IN GOD. Youngsters (age 4 thru 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus. They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts, snacks and our Country Store at the end of the week. Colors for the week: Monday - Red. Tuesday - Yellow. Wednesday - Orange. Thursday - Green. Friday - Blue. Please join us for a fantastic week! For more information: 330-872-3801

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Garrettsville Library Events

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You’re invited to a special program at the Garrettsville Library on Monday, July 17 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Guest speaker Kerry Tobin, an Assistant Professor at Cuyahoga Community College of Philosophy, Humanities & Religious Studies, will explore origins of happiness. We all want happiness but how do we reach our goal? Tobin will discuss some theories of happiness and how they have defined the present day science of happiness and positive psychology. What counts as genuine happiness will surprise and delight you, and the road to our goal is easier than one might imagine. It can be learned, practiced and understood. Certified Associate of The American Philosophical Practitioners Association (www. appa.edu), Tobin has also contributed to several articles on professional development for The Plain Dealer, has appeared in The Lakewood Observer and The Ladies Home Journal, and has taught courses in Philosophy, Bioethics, World Religions and Critical Thinking. Garrettsville Library’s Book Discussion Club will meet on Tuesday July 18 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This month’s selected title is: The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars by Joel Glenn Brenner. Brenner is the only journalist to have gained access to Mars Inc. and on a limited basis with The Hershey Co. From controlling 75% of the candy market to altering recipes from various candy makers around the world, competition is fierce in the battles over candy bars and malted milk balls. Copies of this title are available at the Reference Desk. Call 330-527-4378 for registration or more information. The Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville. Library is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; and closed Thursday and Sunday. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit the Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

Aurora’s Drive-It-Yourself Tour – Saturday, July 22, 2017 FREE FAMILY FUN – Visit Aurora area businesses: Saturday, July 22, 2017 over 30 “Tour Stops” will offer activities, giveaways, discounts, and more. Print a map from allaboutaurora.com beginning Monday, July 10th and plan your adventure! Get your map stamped at stops, then turn in your stamped map at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets gazebo and enter to win grand prizes at our finale. Finale will also include a FREE special treat and live musical entertainment. Maps will also be available at Aurora Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau (9 E. Garfield, Suite 101—on the corner of Routes 82 & 306) and participating businesses. Tour the City of Aurora and surrounding area businesses: 11 am to 3 pm Prize Drawing & Finale at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets Gazebo: 3 pm to 4 pm. Maps must be validated with a minimum of 10 stamps and turned in by 3:30 pm to qualify for prize drawing. One map per individual; one stamp per map at each tour stop. Visit www.allaboutaurora.com for more details. Presented by: Aurora Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Sponsors: Aurora Farms Premium Outlets & Aurora Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

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2017 Auburn 4th of July Parade/Picnic Yes, it is time to celebrate the 4th of July along with the 200th birthday of Auburn Township. We are having a parade starting at the Meadows on Auburn Center Road proceeding to the Auburn Fire Station. There we will be offering refreshment with a place to sit and visit with our neighbors. There will be memorabilia on display for your enjoyment and a learning experience for the young at heart. If you would like to join in our parade please let Patti Phillips know at 440-343-0054 or email Auburnclambake@gmail.com. We will be accepting parade participants even that day so if you decide at the last minute that you would like to join the fun, please come join us. The line up for the parade will be starting 11:00 am at the Meadows with the official start time being promptly at 12:00 p.m. sharp. The parade will proceed south on Auburn Road from the Meadows to Washington Street to the fire department. Come join in the fun and get to know your friends and neighbors at the Auburn 4th of July Parade/Picnic and celebrate the birthday of 200 years for Auburn Township. There will also be firemen on station to answer any questions you may have about the fire department or any of the equipment. They will also be happy to help your little one explore those big trucks with all the lights and sirens. All the proceeds will go to benefit the Auburn Fire Department.

Mantua Village Garden Club News submited by Lea Lazar

This month the Mantua Village Garden Club will meet on July 10, at noon, at the home of Paula Tubalkain. After a light lunch, and short business meeting, our guest speaker will be Ron Etling. Ron, who is a local naturalist, will help us identify invasive plants, and give us some helpful hints on how to control them. We will also be doing some walking around Paula’s back yard, to find some examples. We welcome anyone, who may be interested in the control of invasive plants, or who may be interested in becoming a member of our garden club, to join us. For more information/directions give Paula a call at 330274-2890

AARP Chapter 4527 News

submitted by Betty Franek

The Bainbridge/Chagrin AARP Chapter #4527 will meet on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1 week later due to the July 4th holiday. Meeting starts at 1 pm, at the Bainbridge Town Hall, located at 17826 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306) Bainbridge Twp., Ohio ( Behind the Fire Station). We will hold a brief meeting to tell you any news that AARP is fighting for, and what we will be doing the rest of the year. This is our annual “Ice Cream Social” with crazy hats. This is a free event, but we ask that you bring in items for our Food For Friends food pantry (boxed food, canned food, paper products, etc., or school supplies) (yes, school starts in August) for the pantry to distribute, or dog food, dog treats, etc. for our Geauga Dog Shelter (a no kill shelter). Come and enjoy our ice cream social, meet with friends or make new friends, and see what we are all about. For further information, please call Betty Franek, @440-543-4767.

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Hiram Township News Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter

Hiram Twp - It was noted that beginning on September 1st, Portage County Solid Waste Recycling will provide curbside recycling service to residents in Hiram Township and the Village of Hiram. It was noted that the Kimble Company will continue to provide solid waste curbside service to township residents; weekly service will continue each Friday for both recycling and solid waste. The Kimble Company issued the following notice on the latest invoice for recycling: “This invoice reflects billing for July and August. The first part of August 2017 you will receive an invoice for September, October and November residential trash collection and disposal services. The last day of recycle service will be August 25, 2017. Please leave the Kimble provided recycling cart at the curb for pick up.” In financial news, Fiscal Officer Diane Rodhe requested resolutions to place the two replacement levies on the November 2017 ballot. Resolution 2017-17 declares it necessary to levy a tax in excess of the 10-mill limitation for the general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, repair and maintenance of roads in Hiram Township. Resolution 2017-18 levies a tax in excess of the 10 mill limitation for the purpose of providing and maintaining fire apparatus, buildings, sites or sources of water supply and materials; or the establishment and maintenance of fire alarm systems, or the payment of

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full time, part time, or volunteer fire personnel. Trustees unanimously approved these resolutions. In similar news, Ms. Rodhe noted that the Portage County Auditor has approved Resolution 2017-07 to re-allocate inside millage from Levy Fund 2031 to the General Fund in the amount of 2.60 mills effective for tax year 2017 to be collected in 2018. In addition, trustees unanimously passed Resolution 2017-19, accepting the Portage County Auditor Amended Official Certificate of Estimated Resources as received from the Office of the Budget Commission. Lastly, Ms. Rodhe noted that the 2017 State Audit for 2015 & 2016 is underway. Ms. Rodhe noted that the financial records for 2015 & 2016 have been delivered and a letter of engagement has been signed. In New Business, it was noted that Jack Groselle represented Hiram Township at the NOPEC Focus Meeting for Townships where he was selected as the township spokesperson moving forward. The group, which consists of all the cities, townships, and villages within the county, is discussing a more equitable disbursement of funding. In similar news, due to Mr. Groselle’s participation, NOPEC donated $250.00 to the Hiram Fire Department. In addition, the Groselle Farm was awarded the Community Award from the Monsanto Company; which donated $2,500 to the Hiram Fire Department as well. Assistant Fire Chief Baynes reported

that two wireless thermal-sensing camera headsets have been purchased with these funds. For fire safety and prevention, the department recommends that smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. They note that smoke alarms should be affixed on a ceiling or high wall, at least 10 feet from the stove in order to prevent false alarms. They also noted that larger homes may require additional alarms. They recommend that residents test smoke alarms monthly to ensure they’re in proper working order; alarms should be replaced when they are 10 years old. Next, Zoning Inspector Rich Gano noted that he has taken pictures of the property on Cadek Road and will be sending a letter to Attorney Chris Meduri to seek his counsel on initiating the demolition process of the unsafe structure. Trustee Steve Pancost noted that provided the address, and that the taxes are current; he is working on the title and lien searches. In his road report, Tom Matota shared that he gave drawings for the new cold storage building to Jim Zella in order to proceed with getting a building permit. He also noted that he and his crew have started on the site preparation for the building, as well. Due to the July 4th holiday, the next Township Trustees meeting will be held in the Township Hall on Tuesday, July 11th at 7 pm.

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Destination Aurora Jane Ulmer | Columnist

Welcome to Destination Aurora. News you can use about what’s happening in beautiful Aurora, Ohio. July is a very busy month, with a lot of community activities, events, and celebrations. The Annual Independence Day Festivities kick off bright and early at 7:00am on July 4th with a 5K and one mile run. Registration begins at 7:00am at the Bicentennial Park Gazebo at 159 East Pioneer. The fun continues with the Independence Day Parade at 11:00am in the Heinens parking lot in Barrington Town Square. The parade continues to Kiwanis Moore Park at 35 West Pioneer. The Independence Day Festival runs from noon until 3:00pm at Kiwanis Moore Park. This annual festival is fun for the whole family featuring Jungle Terry, a bounce house, frog jumping contest, games, and plenty of tasty carnival food and treats. A live band takes the stage from 7:30pm until 9:30pm before the spectacular fireworks display begins at the West Pioneer Ballfields. Please call 330-562-4333 for information on any of The July 4th Festivities. The annual sidewalk sale at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets runs Saturday July 1st through Tuesday July 4th. Enjoy sidewalk sale savings from many of the merchants at Aurora Farms. The Aurora School of Music will be having a Grand Finale Flute Festival on July 14th at 7:00pm. This is a free event. Please visit www.AuroraSchoolofMusic. com for more info. “Grease” is playing now through July 15th at The Aurora Community Theatre. Visit www. AuroraCommunityTheatre.com for tickets and more information. The Summer Concert series continues with MDU on July 12th and Special Request on July 26th. All concerts are held at The Veteran’s Memorial Gazebo located at 40 West Garfield. All concerts are free and begin at 6:30pm. The Aurora Farmers Market is every Wednesday from 4:00pn until 7:00pm behind the Church in Aurora at 146 S. Chillicothe Rd. The Red Rock Farmers Market and The Church in Aurora have come together to offer the community a boutique farmers market featuring high quality produce and locally-made products from Northeast Ohio. In addition to fresh produce, you’ll find maple syrup, jams & jellies, natural soap, fresh eggs, pet treats, fresh cut flowers, honey, and more! The market runs until August 30th. Please visit www. RedRockFarmersMarket.com for additional info. If you have a submission for our Destination Aurora column please send via email to auroranews@weeklyvillager.com Jane is the co-owner of The Wayside Workshop at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. For more info on The Wayside Workshop, please call 330-562-4800 or visit www.WaysideWorkshop.com or facebook.com/WaysideWorkshop.

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New Adventures and Mantua Community partnered to help the Mantua Police K-9 Unit M a ntua - New Adventures Early Learning Center helped to kick off the start of summer by hosting their annual Carnival on Saturday, June 17th for a cause that hit home. Back in March, Mantua’s police dog Diablo passed away from cancer leaving the whole community in tears. All proceeds from the carnival were donated to the Mantua Police K-9 Fund in honor of Diablo. Local businesses such as Cortland Bank, The Italian Garden, Mantua Station Drug Co., Frost Glass, and others donated gift baskets and more to support the cause. Carnival attendees enjoyed pizza, funnel cakes and snow cones. Carnival games, a bounce house, Chinese auction, and more were also part of the fun. The Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department brought a fire truck and Lakeside Cartage Inc. brought a big truck out to show the children. The stars of the show were Lt. Ken Justus and K9 Vader who did a demonstration for the crowd. Hank Ochwat was heard excitedly telling his peers that “it was so

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cool when Vader found the gun” that Lt. Justus hid in an exercise. New Adventures Director, Megan Loske said “The New Adventures staff was excited to see the amazing support and turn out of the carnival this year. The amount of donations made towards the Mantua K-9 Fund was outstanding!”

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Mantua-Shalersville Fire Board News Stacy Turner | Contributing Reporter

Mantua - At their last meeting, the Fire Board approved Chief Matt Roosa’s request to offer a fulltime position to Derrick Benner. In similar news, Chief Roosa noted that the department received 19 applicants for part-time positions; interviews are currently being conducted. Due to the reduction in current part-time firefighters, at least 10 positions will be filled by August. In other news, the Chief noted that the department’s review of new EMS vehicles is nearly completed. After reviewing several makes of vehicles, the department plans to have a decision to put before the board at their next meeting. The chief noted that the cost estimates range from $195,00 to $200,000 per vehicle. The new squad will replace one that was removed from service due to safety and maintenance concerns. In building news, the chief reported that he received another quote for repairs to the station roof. While they previously received quotes in the $175,000 to $180,000 range, the most recent quotation for a seamless steel roof came in at $120,000. In similar news, the chief reported that the department’s health insurance policy is due to expire by the end of the year. As such, his team is working to secure competitive quotes, and will present three bidders to the board at their next meeting. Lastly, Chief Roosa provided the board with a preliminary budget for 2018. Although the new budget is very similar to the current year, he asked the board to bring any questions or concerns to the next board meeting, where he hopes to garner their approval for the 2018 plan. Lastly, the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department Fire Association is holding a raffle, giving individuals the opportunity to win one of 15 guns. Tickets are $10 each, and only 1,200 tickets will be sold. Winners must pass the Federal background verification. Winners may choose to receive a pre-determined cash value in lieu of a gun. The winning tickets will be drawn at the Mantua Potato Festival on Sunday, September 10th at 3 pm; winners need not be present to win. Stop by the Fire Station, Janson Brothers Hardware or K & K Meat Shoppe to purchase tickets. The next MSFD meeting will be held on Monday, July 10th at 6 pm at the station.

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Kent State Trumbull Offers Workshops for Individuals Who Want to Start Nonprofits Warren - This summer, Kent State University at Trumbull and its Gelbke Library have assembled two free workshops to help individuals who are interested in starting a non-profit and attaining grants. “Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?” will be held on Tuesday, July 11 from 9 a.m.-Noon in room 117, Kent State Trumbull’s Technology Building, located at 4314 Mahoning Ave. N.W. in Warren. Dave Holmes, Cleveland Lead at Foundation Center Midwest, will help participants understand the business aspects of a nonprofit, the vital role of nonprofits in our community, advantages and disadvantages of forming a nonprofit, how to get started and common misconceptions, and alternatives to starting a nonprofit. Local funding foundations and agencies will be in attendance to answer questions about how they engage with nonprofit organizations and what funders often look for in winning grant proposals. On Thursday, July 20, Holmes will present “Advanced Grantseeking for Government and Foundation Grants.” Participants will learn the best ways to enhance grantseeking using the Foundation Directory Online. Library staff will share grant research secrets, tips, and tricks to help individuals find funders. This workshop is 9:30 a.m.-Noon and it will also be held in room 117, Kent State Trumbull’s Technology Building, located at 4314 Mahoning Ave. N.W. in Warren. Registration is required for each workshop. Is Star ting a Non-prof it R ight for You? http://tinyurl.com/KSUTnonprofit Advanced Grantseeking for Government and Foundation Grants http://tinyurl.com/KSUTgrants For more information about either workshop, call the Foundation Center at 216-861-1933. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disabilityrelated services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.

Annual Flea Market For A Good Cause Coming To The West Woods

Turn your trash into someone else’s treasure and put a little cash in your own pocket. Booth spaces are still available at a popular Flea Market at The West Woods in Geauga Park District. The Flea Market will be Saturday, July 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The West Woods’ picnic area, 9465 Kinsman Road, Russell Township. Dozens of vendors will sell treasures such as antiques, collectibles, bird houses, jewelry (new and old), tools, toys, furniture, rugs, plants, handmade materials, soaps, general household items and other bargains galore. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this popular day. Outdoor spaces, the size of two parking spaces, can be reserved for $25, or an 8-foot picnic table under the shelter can be reserved for $15. Picnic tables go fast so reserve soon, before they are sold out. This year’s event is again being hosted by Geauga County Ohio Horseman’s Council in cooperation with Geauga Park District, so all application fees for vendor spaces will be payable to Geauga County OHC, but a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Bridle Trail Fund for Geauga Park District. For a registration form to purchase your spot, or for more information about Geauga County Ohio Horseman Council’s benefit Flea Market, visit www. geaugacountyohc.com/flea-market.html or call Jennifer at 216-406-7639.

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For many 4th of July weekends I was at the cottage in Canada. I have a very good friend that would accompany me on many of those weekends, Cindy! She was a fun person, excellent cook, could be ready at a moment’s notice for an adventure, and she lived near the Westside Market so she brought excellent food and skills for what was to be a “No Frills” vacation. My family loves shrimp so she would whip up these shrimp from the grill which we would enjoy with her delicious BLT Salad. Always up at the crack of dawn with a fresh cup of coffee in her hand, with another one for me we would walk to the waters edge and laugh the morning away. Great sense of humor, fantastic style, lived in my father’s family’s old neighborhood in the Washington Heights. Most of all she “Got Us.” She even had a recipe that I loved for a July 4th drink using beer. Leaves sometimes fall differently from the tree, I never did enjoy the taste of beer the way my father and other family members did until Cindy added the ingredients to make it into this summer drink that I now still enjoy We called it Cindy’s Shady Beer ! Enjoy your holiday !

Cindy’s Grilled Shrimp 2 large garlic cloves 1 teaspoon of sea salt ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon of paprika 2 tablespoons of melted butter 2 pounds of large shrimp, cleaned and deveined 2 teaspoons of lemon juice fresh lemon slices for garnish Preheat grill for medium heat. In a small bowl, crush the garlic with the salt. Mix in cayenne pepper and paprika, and then stir in melted butter and lemon juice to form a paste. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with garlic paste until evenly coated. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque. Transfer to a serving plate, garnish with lemon wedges, and serve.

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Cindy’s Shady Beer Cindy’s take on “raising the bar” on my father’s favorite beverage. 4 ounces of fresh cold watermelon juice 4 ounces of cold lemonade 12 ounces of your favorite Canadian beer lime wedges for garnish watermelon wedge for garnish Add the watermelon and lemonade in a frosty glass and stir. Pour the beer over top, squeeze in a lime wedge and garnish with another. Serve with a slice of watermelon! To make fresh watermelon juice, slice out all of the fruit from the rind and add it to a blender or a food processor. Blend until completely pureed. Pour the watermelon puree over a fine mesh sieve into a large measuring glass or bowl, pressing with a spoon to get every last bit of juice. Store in a sealed container in the fridge until ready.

Iva Walker | Columnist The Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram met on June 19, 2017 at Cal’s II, Sky Plaza, Garrettsville, to discuss the following: Membership rolls need to be updated for clarifying connections in district and international records. Tom Collins is circulating a petition to place an issue concerning reformation of the process of redistricting for federal offices (House of Representatives) in the state of Ohio on the ballot in November. RYLA delegate, Travis Sommers, reported having a beneficial experience at the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly earlier this month. Rotary Day at Progressive Field will be on August 3. District 6630 will be participating in various activities, before, during, and after the game between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees. The Rotary International End Polio Now will be benefitting from the proceeds of the day. New, more clarified financial tracking of monies for particular purposes was endorsed at the suggestion of treasurer, Lisa Muldowney. More work on this will be coming up. There was a reading of thank you expressions coming from the James A. Garfield Quiz Masters/Academic Challenge Team for the sponsorship by the GarrettsvilleHiram Rotary Club leading to the national competition in Chicago, June 9-12. It was an excellent learning experience for all concerned and greatly appreciated. Kudos to Amy and John Crawford who acted as parent chaperones for the group on their great adventure. At the June 26 meeting, a gracious thank you letter was read by Ted Lysiak addressing the generous support of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary making possible the recent trip of the Garfield Quiz Masters/Academic Challenge team to national competition in Chicago. Much appreciation all around. This was the last official meeting with Delores McCumbers as president. Amy Crawford wields the gavel at the next meeting. The program for the meeting was presented by Cilla Buck, a nationally certified senior care advisor with the Care Partrol, offering “Better Senior Living Choices”. This organization brings service to seniors who are no longer safe in their homes by considering individual needs and preferences and safest care options. They offer tours of facilities as well as education for seniors and their families.. Financial considerations are also part of the mix—cheapest is not always the most economical. These are free services, underwritten by the healthcare facilities, more or less analogous to realty services. It includes consideration of nursing home and assisted living situations, private funding, Medicare and Medicaid. Care Patrol is a national network and a free community service.

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Iva Walker | Columnist Just as the locomotive sped down the track where Pauline was tied to the rails… Ooops, wrong cliffhanger. Back to Chicago. (Speaking of perils, Pauline’s and others, I was well-launched into writing this screed when my faithless computer suddenly went blank then had the nerve to put up the message, “Window is not responding.” Well, Duh! I can tell that. My mostly upbeat computer guru told me that there was virtually no hope of recovering that particular piece of deathless prose, so you’ll have to settle for the following reconstruction. The good stuff may be gone forever. Oooops, it happened again. Well see how this all comes out, how many time I have to start over.){As a matter of fact, it has wiped out two more times after the initial breakdown and I’m lucky to have gotten anything usable out onto the airwaves}[Just as I was typing those words, it went out again. Windows might not be responding but I was. My responses were not suitable for a family newspaper.] So there we were in the Windy City for Nationals. Quite the experience. There were kids there from all across the country, from Alabama to North Dakota to New York, a real Rand McNally selection of competitors. Even the moderators/readers who presented the questions were from all over and many had experience in their student days. One young woman was there from New Orleans, where she operated her own vegan business establishment of some sort, a dairy or bakery or something. She had been a competitor back in the day, was a smart cookie. So were they all. We were holding our own, for the most part and getting a feel for how the competition went. In between matches, we had a car and we were in Chicago, so why not try Deep Dish Chicago Pizza? Why not , indeed? The Crawfords went out to make the pick-up – with various and sundry other selections – and when the term is “deep dish” in Chicago, they mean it. Plenty deep. I even tried out a piece with pineapple (The fellow who invented this, Sam Panopoulos, just died; he was Greek and made this radical departure from Italian cuisine in Canada) which wasn’t too bad. Not my first choice, for sure, but O.K. And another food adventure came about later when Amy and I went out for more provisions – probably more milk and cereal – to a perfectly normal-looking grocery in what turned out to be a rather ethnic neighborhood (east side Cleveland, anyone?). Upon a closer look, many of the food labels were printed in Cyrillic alphabet, many of the English labels said things like, “made in Bulgaria”, and the newspapers near the checkout were printed in Polish. Amy went off looking for milk and cereals and such; I prowled about looking over packages that I thought I could identify by the picture but certainly not the descriptions. I wound up with some cereals that turned out to be sort of like crispy sandpaper, large flakes, not too bad tasting, definitely crunchy – we’re talking fiber here, thank you very much. Haven’t got to the chocolate or the cherry pastries yet. Report later. Apparently Amy’s haul of sustenance was acceptable; it disappeared later. Luckily, our Sunday schedule was such that we had until five o’clock in the afternoon to sightsee, so we went off to see sights. We caught the hotel shuttle to the airport and got ourselves onto the Blue Line to Millennium Park, Chicago’s Lake front tourist attraction originally intended to celebrate the turn in to the second millennium and 21st Century, but finished four years behind schedule. All kinds of public spaces, walkways, an amphitheater, not enough trash receptacles, apparently, it was pretty cool. While there, we got to see “The Bean”, its real name is “Cloud Gate”; it’s a public sculpture by an artist named Anish Kappor on the AT&T Plaza. It is made of highly polished stainless steel and looks just like what you’d think of something with the nickname “The Bean” - a giant, shiny cannellini. We could take pictures in front of it and see ourselves reflected as well.

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Every body else in town was doing the same thing; there were lots of folks there with cameras taking their own pictures and other people’s too We had intended to go to the Millennium Park for lunch but while there was a blues fest on over the weekend, not a lot of food was in evidence on a hot afternoon, it was mostly “all beer, all the time,” not exactly what we were looking for. So we went and fed Fritos to some geese, walked around looking at everything, saw some fountains (One of these was constructed on sort of a marble plaza with two tall slabs electronically outfitted with noticeably male and female faces facing each other as weather ran down in rivulets to the saucer-like base where kids splashed and squealed and had a find time – O.K., I admit that I took off my shoes and socks too – getting cooled off on a real steamer of a day. Periodically then, the expressions on the two facing faces changed and a spout right in the lips of each face literally spat at the other face. Ha!). Then we were off to the Art Institute of Chicago (where I get my Christmas cards) which was having special exhibits of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms & Armor, Whistler’s Mother, aspects of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School and tons of other stuff. I checked out American folk art. I bought postcards but failed to mail them in Chicago. Think anyone will notice if they’re sent out of G-Ville? NE Ohio folks don’t realize what a deal we’ve got with the Cleveland Museum of Art charging no admission fee. After lunching at a downtown Panera and visiting the most ornate Target you ever saw for reasonablypriced souvenirs (You’ll see my “CHI-town” shirt soon enough), we headed back to catch the Blue Line for the airport (O’Hare) and had another adventure. Adventures come in all flavors in the big city. We’re riding along, clackety-clak, passengers on, passengers off, urban landscape whizzing along outside the windows, we’re about the only ones on the train, when on comes a very large, rather unkempt man who proceeded to tell us that he didn’t have a home, that he lived on the train and other topics that I didn’t catch real clearly. Everybody stayed very quiet, just watching and listening, trying to appear sympathetic, if not necessarily friendly, and probably thinking. “What do I do now?” Well, as it turned out, somebody offered a dollar, somebody offered a granola bar, the man said thank you and went to the next car; we never saw him again, for which I was profoundly grateful. Then we had more competition. Time for the rubber to hit the road. Check the treads.

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How to Hire a Home Helper Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to hire a personal assistant/home helper for my mom to assist with some simple household chores like house keeping, errand running, driving her to the doctor, and keeping her company. But mom doesn’t require personal/physical caregiving nor does she require any home medical care. Any tips to help us find someone? Looking for Mom Dear Looking, Getting your mom some help at home to handle some of her household chores can make a big difference keeping her independent longer. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips to help you find someone reliable for your mom. Home Helpers For seniors who could use some help at home – but don’t need a caregiving aide for personal care – there are a bevy of personal assistance/home helpers out there that can help make life a little easier. Most home helpers can assist with any number of things like shopping, running errands, transportation, light house keeping, laundry, meal preparation, arranging services (home maintenance, lawn care, etc.) and other household chores, along with providing companionship and support. And, if your mom gets to the point she needs personal/physical care like bathing or dressing, they can usually help with this too. Most home helpers are part time workers who work a few hours a day or a few days per week. You also need to know that while Medicare does cover home health care services if a doctor orders it, they do not cover home helper/personal assistant services. There are two ways in which you can go about hiring someone for your mom; either through a home care agency, or you can hire someone directly on your own. Home Care Agency Hiring a home helper through a non-medical home care, or non-medical companion care agency is the easiest, but most expensive option of the two. Costs run anywhere from $12 up to $30 an hour depending on where you live and the qualification of the assistant/aide. How it works is you pay the company, and they handle everything including assigning appropriately trained and pre-screened staff to care for your mom, and finding a fill-in on days her helper cannot come. Some of the drawbacks, however, are that you may not have much input into the selection of the aide, and the helpers may change or alternate, which can cause a disruption. To find a home care agency in your area, Google “non-medical home care” followed by the city and state your mom lives in, or you can use Medicare’s home health agencies search tool Medicare.gov/hhcompare. Most home health agencies offer some form of non-medical home care services too. You can also check your local yellow pages under “home healthcare services.” Hiring Directly Hiring a personal assistant/home helper on your own is the other option, and it’s less expensive. Costs typically range between $10 and $20 per hour. Hiring directly also gives you more control over who you hire so you can choose someone who you feel is right for your mom. But, be aware that if you do hire someone on your own, you become the employer so there’s no agency support to fall back on if a problem occurs or if the assistant doesn’t show up. You’re also responsible for paying payroll taxes and any worker-related injuries that may happen. If you choose this option make sure you check the person’s references thoroughly, and do a criminal background check. To find someone, ask for referrals through friends or check online job boards like CraigsList.org, or try Care. com, CareLinx.com, CareFamily.com or CareSpotter. com. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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Guild members are shown putting finishing touches on our Hunters Star Raffle quilt: Lacine Gauss, Jean Fisher, Linda Tighe, and Judith Corple. Streetsboro - The Streetsboro Quilt Guild is preparing for its annual judged quilt show to be held at the Faith Baptist Church in Streetsboro on September 29th and 30th. The public is invited to enter items in this show. Items can be quilts of any size, wearable quilted items or quilted art pieces. Although this is a judged show, entrants can choose to display quilts, without having them judged, if desired. The entry deadline is September 17th. The entry fee is $3.00 per item for entries submitted by the deadline and $6.00 for entries submitted later. All items entered must be on display for the duration of the show. For more information contact Sharon Kemp at 330-283-2697, skemp@kent.edu, or see streetsboroquiltguild.com. This show is a popular event among quilters and quilt lovers. Last year over 200 quilts were entered, and over 600 visitors attended. In addition to being inspired by the wonderful quilts, guests enjoyed shopping at the vendor mall for quilt fabrics, patterns and supplies, and other needlework items; and shopping at the Country Cupboard and the Bake Sale, where items made by guild members were for sale.

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Mallory Duriak Columnist “I keep potted succulents indoors, and a few of them that I’ve had for years suddenly got mushy and rotted away. What’s wrong and how do I keep it from spreading?� According to “Succulents Simplified� by Debra Lee Baldwin and “The Idiot’s Guide to Succulents� by Cassidy Tuttle, root rot is a common malady affecting succulents. Caused by overwatering, root rot causes the roots to have a mushy texture and is often fatal. If it’s the suspected culprit, our patron can try to remove the infected roots, let their plant dry out, and repot it in clean soil, but this may or may not save it. If our patron does not believe that they have been overwatering their plants, or if the roots still seem healthy, diseases could be causing the problem. We couldn’t get an exact diagnosis since the symptoms were so similar, but all of our sources suggested the same basic treatment: cut away the infected tissue if possible, and then repot the plant in new soil in a sterilized container, and throw away the old soil. It also would be a good idea to quarantine the plant to lower the risk of it infecting its fellows. If the disease hasn’t gotten into the roots, the prognosis is better, but it still may not be salvageable. Fortunately, we found that succulents are some of the easiest plants to propagate, so our patron may be able to produce a clone of their plant if healthy leaves remain. Though the method of propagation depends on the plant, many succulents will grow from leaves or cuttings.

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Some people mistake investing for financial planning. Their “financial strategy� is an investing strategy, in which they chase the return and focus on the yield of their portfolio. As they do so, they miss the big picture. Investing represents but one facet of long-term financial planning. Trying to build wealth is one thing; trying to protect it is another. An effort must be made to manage risk. Insurance can play a central role in wealth protection. That role is underappreciated – partly because some of the greatest risks to wealth go unnoticed in daily life. Five days a week, investors notice what happens on Wall Street; the market is constantly “top of mind.� What about those “back of mind� things investors may not readily acknowledge? What if an individual suddenly cannot work? Without disability insurance, a seriously injured or ill person out of the workforce may have to dip into savings to replace income – i.e., reduce his or her net worth. As the Council for Disability Awareness notes, the average length of a long-term disability

Notes from the vineyard Amanda Conkol | Columnist

I have always been proud of our little town, from the people, to the businesses to the support from all of our guests, we have a pretty amazing town! So last year when we were approached by the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard to host a fundraiser, we were thrilled. Our first Farm to Table Nibble and Sip event was a huge success! Even though Mother Nature forced us to change the plans a little with a last-minute downpour, everyone enjoyed the food, wine and socializing! Soon after the event was over we started to make plans for the 2017 Farm to Table Nibble and Sip event. So if you missed out last year or want to join us again for this year’s event – mark your calendars for Saturday, July 29th from 5-9pm as we host our Farm to Table Tasting. Grab your family and friends and enjoy an evening of sampling wine and beer and tasting a great variety of appetizers made from foods of our local farmers. We’re still working on a final menu, but in the meantime we’ve been cooking up a couple of appetizers that we hope to share with you including poached peaches in a white wine reduction sauce, baked maple syrup chicken, blueberry chevre sandwiches, roasted potato bites drizzled in honey, BLT boats, dips and crostinis topped with jellies and more. Make sure you get your tickets today! Pre-Sale Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple until July 24th or after July 24th for $30 per person or $55 per couple. Your ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, five wine or beer samples and a selection of appetizers and desserts. You can purchase tickets at the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard, at Candlelight Winery or through our website, CandlelightWinery. com. While you enjoy the food selection be sure to stop by the raffle prize table and buy a couple of tickets for your chance to win some fantastic prizes! Of course, this event wouldn’t be possible without everyone who is donating food for the event so I would like to say thank you to Bee’s Eye View, Bello’s Bakery, Birdsong Farm, Black Dog Acres, Blue Jay Orchard, Geauga Farms Country Meats, Hermann Pickle Farms, Krzys Family Maple Syrup, Mackenzie Creamery, Maggie’s Donuts, Monroe’s Orchard & Farm Market, Sky Plaza IGA and The Tiny Jelly Company,! I look forward to seeing you at this exciting and delicious event! Amanda is the Co-Owner of Candlelight Winery located at 11325 Center Road, Garrettsville. For more information on the winery, please visit www. candlelightwinery.com.

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claim is nearly three years. Workers’ compensation insurance will only pay out if a disability directly relates to an incident that occurs at work, and most long-term disabilities are not workplace related. Disability insurance can commonly replace 40-70% of an individual’s income. Minus disability coverage, imagine the financial impact of going, for instance, three years without work and what that could do to a person’s net worth and retirement savings.1 What if an individual suddenly dies? If a household relies on that person’s income, how does it cope financially with that income abruptly disappearing? Does it spend down its savings or its invested assets? In such a crisis, life insurance can offer relief. The payout from a policy with a six-figure benefit can provide the equivalent of years of income. Optionally, that payout can be invested. Life insurance proceeds are usually exempt from income tax; although any interest received is taxable.2 Most people want a say in what happens to their wealth after they die. Again, insurance can play a role. At a basic level, those with larger estates may use life insurance to address potentially large liabilities, such as business loans, mortgage payments, and estate taxes. An ILIT may also shield the cash value of a life insurance policy from “predators and creditors.� Beyond that, a sizable life insurance policy can be creatively incorporated into an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT), through which an individual can plan to exclude life insurance proceeds from his or her taxable estate.3 Yes, the estate tax exemption is high right now: $5.49 million. Even so, if a person dies in 2017 while owning a $5 million life insurance policy and a $500,000 home, his or her estate would be taxed. An ILIT would be a useful estate-planning tool in such a circumstance.3 Why do people underinsure themselves as they strive to build wealth? Partly, it is because death and disability are uncomfortable conversation topics. Many people neglect estate planning due to this same discomfort and because they lack knowledge of just how insurance can be used to promote wealth preservation. The bottom line? Insurance is a vital, necessary aspect of a long-term financial plan. Insurance may not be as exciting to the average person as investments, but it can certainly help a household maintain some financial equilibrium in a crisis, and it also can become a crucial part of estate planning. Chris Perme may be reached at 330-527-9301 or cperme@financialguide.com www.permefinancialgroup. com. Christopher Perme is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. (www.SIPC.org) Supervisory Office: 2012 West 25th Street, Suite 900 Cleveland, OH 44113. 216 - 621-5680. Perme Financial Group is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC or its aff iliated companies.

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1. BETTER RECENTLY - The Federal Reserve announced a target annual inflation rate of +2% in January 2012. In the 64 months since then, trailing 12-month inflation (as measured by the CPI) has matched or exceeded +2% just 11 times, but has reached that target rate in 5 of the last 6 months (source: Federal Reserve). 2. RAMPING UP - The number of operating oil rigs in the United States reached 941 last week, up +43% YTD. The total has now increased for 23 consecutive weeks. The price of oil closed last Friday (6/23/17) at $43.01 a barrel, down 20% YTD (source: Baker Hughes). 3. EX-SPOUSE - A divorced spouse is eligible for the same spousal benefit and the same survivor benefit from Social Security as a still-married spouse if the marriage lasted more than 10 years (source: Social Security). 4. LACK OF PLANNING - 52% of US households with people at least age 55 had no money saved in any pre-tax defined contribution account, e.g., 401(k) or IRA (source: Government Accountability Office).

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5. CLUELESS - A survey of Millennials found that the average age at which “old age� begins is 59 years old. “Millennials� are defined as the 75 million Americans ages 20-36 in 2017, i.e., individuals born from 1981-1997 (source: U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth & Worth). 6. LONGER AND LONGER - Since 1940, the life expectancy at birth of a US citizen has increased by 1 year every 13 years (source: Social Security). 7. IN THE BLACK - From October 2008 through March 2012, the US government had 42 consecutive months of deficits. Since then (i.e., April 2012 through May 2017), the US government has generated a surplus in 20 of 62 months or 32% of the time (source: Treasury Department). 8. FACTORY WORK - US corporations account for 19% of global manufacturing, second only to Chinese manufacturers who represent 25% of worldwide manufacturing. However, manufacturing accounts for just 12% of the US economy today, down from 26% of our economy 50 years ago (source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek).

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FERNWOOD PROPERTIES

BLUE MOON KENNEL: Modern, clean pet boarding & grooming facility. Heated/airconditioned. Indoor/Outdoor runs. We are on premises 24 hrs a day. Veterinarian recommended. (330) 8982208. RUFN

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE Date: Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 Time: 7:15 p.m. Place: Professional Development Center/ Garfield Elementary School Purpose: Reschedule the August regular meeting from August 10 to August 8, 2017.

1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom & Furnished Efficiencies Starting at $360 Newton Falls & Lake Milton. Call For Details 330-872-7100

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1. Plays 7. Hymn 13. Larval frog 14. A member of the British order 16. Stomach muscle 17. Helper 19. East of NYC 20. Influential Norwegian playwright 22. School for healing 23. Of the cheekbone 25. Disco rockers The Bee ___ 26. Gorged 28. Khoikhoin people 29. Payroll firm 30. A hiding place 31. Georgia rockers 33. Spanish soldier El ___ 34. Deerlike water buffalo 36. Second epoch of the Tertiary period 38. Frocks 40. Nostrils 41. Spoke 43. Information 44. Where wrestlers work 45. Dash 47. Cool! 48. Tiny child 51. People of northern Assam 53. Austrian spa town 55. Written reminder 56. Italian monetary units 58. Tell on 59. More abject 60. Farm state 61. Cleveland’s hoopsters 64. Famed NY Giant’s nickname 65. Los __, big city 67. Rechristens 69. Shopping trips 70. Values self-interest

1. Pressed against lightly 2. Rural delivery 3. Semicircular recesses 4. Groan 5. Donation 6. Mariner 7. One who accepts 8. __ King Cole, musician 9. Streetcar 10. Silk fabric 11. __ route 12. Used to make plastics 13. Swampy coniferous forest 15. Angry speeches 18. A way to soak 21. One who divides 24. Deeply cuts 26. A very large body of water 27. “Raisin in the Sun” actress Ruby 30. Medicated 32. Single unit 35. Parasitic insect’s egg 37. House pet 38. African nation 39. Saddle horses 42. Press lightly 43. One of 12 sons of Jacob 46. Cause to suffer 47. Hang ‘em up 49. Breakfast dish 50. Wrongful acts 52. NASCAR driver 54. Indian dish 55. Type of giraffe 57. Selling at specially reduced prices 59. Czech city 62. “Orange is the New Black” character 63. Records electric currents 66. Country doctor 68. Chronic, progressive disease (abbr.)

GARRETTSVILLE - 2 bedroom apt., 1 bath. Includes microwave, fridge and stove. Newly remodeled. Water Street, Garrettsville. Contact Sue 216-513-1801. 7/14

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE/ RECORDS RETENTION COMMITTEE Date: Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: Orson E. Ott Administrative Offices Purpose: Annual Records Retention Meeting

HOMES FOR SALE McCumbers Brady Realty Group LLC (330) 527-3000

VACANT LAND

FOR SALE BY OWNER 2.82 acres in Nelson Township. JA Garfield Schools. 353’ frontage Just $17,900. Call 440-645-2864 or 440-4151467 anytime. 6/30

WE SHIP UPS VILLAGER 8088 Main Street Garrettsville

Classifieds $10 for up to 20 words .20 ea additional word Deadlines are Friday by 5 pm answer to last week’s puzzle

GoldFire Realty

8028 State Street, Garrettsville. www.century21goldfire.com TOLL FREE 888-258-4845 / 330-527-2221 INTEREST RATES RISING…if you are thinking of buying call us NOW! Find out how much you can afford…. R

*** NEW LISTING ***

10017 Holcomb Rd., Newton Falls

3bd/2ba * ranch * covered front porch * back deck * fireplace * wheelchair friendly * vaulted ceilings * A/C * invisible pet fence * cement driveway MLS 3910484 $179,900

Shauna Bailey

4680 McClintocksburg Rd. Newton Falls

Professional Installation

Leaf Guards • Clean-outs & repairs • Friendly Service FREE Estimates

330-274-5520 SHARPENING & GRINDING SERVICE Eastwood Sharp Shop Knives • Blades • Chains Scissors and More (330) 527-7103 8060 Elm St, Garrettsville

HANDYMAN SERVICES: Over 40 years in the building trades in Portage County. Very reasonable rates for seniors. 330-606-1216 or 330-2975749 7/28 PIANO TUNING & REPAIR All makes & models. E. James (330) 296-8545 RUFN

SEWING MACHINES Repaired. 40-years experience. Pick-up and delivery. Hundreds for sale, electric & treadle. $60-$270 new. Rich (330) 527-5195. 6/23 EXTREME CLEAN POWER WASHING Homes, patios, concrete cleaning & sealing, deck cleaning & restaining, gutter brightening, house wash packages start at $225. Free estimates. Insured. 330-3699182 7/14

“Beautiful Bianca”

Bi-level * 2bd/2ba * Built in 2000 * 5 acres * Large barn * basement * some appliances stay. MLS 3886518

330-527-2221 Kyle Heim

$154,900

330-527-2221

Fun By The Numbers Are you tired of punching a time clock? Need a new career? WE ARE HIRING!

Bianca came to me after her owner passed away. She had been alone in the Chardon Hills Apartment for about 10 days with her deceased owner before anyone knew what had happened. Bianca has been with me about a month. I watched her go thru the different grieving stages. First scared, confused, then mad, then trusting again. She is about 5 years old, spayed, vaccinated and has tested negative for leukemia/FIV. She is a beautiful white cat with gorgeous eyes. Bianca is living with my other cats but would probably be happiest as the only cat. To meet Bianca, please contact Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue 440 862 0610 kdanimalrescue@ gmail.com

VILLAGER CLASSIFIED AD FORM Send information and payment to The Villager, 8088 Main St., Garrettsville, OH 44231 Deadlines are Friday by 5 p.m.

Holiday Schedule

June 30th will be a “double edition” of the Villager. The Villager will not be published on July 7th. Deadline for the July 14th edition of the Villager will be NOON on Monday, July 10th.

The Villager Office & Villager Emporium will be closed the week of July 3rd and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11th. During this time submissions for the Villager can be made via email: news@weeklyvillager.com fax: 330.527.5145 or calling our office and leaving a message: 330.527.5761.

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