Friday, July 27, 2012
Local veteran celebrates 90th birthday
A birthday celebration recently took place for Daryl “Jim” Duffett of Canfield, who turned 90 on June 7. The party was hosted by his daughter, Jayne Boucherle, at her home, and his son, Jim. The elder Jim continues to volunteer in the community and supports local high school sports. He is a WWII veteran who served in Africa and the Pacific with the Navy Seabees.
New Life Church in Poland to feed hungry
New Life Church will its third annual Goodness Invasion, a food distribution from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 18. at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. The distribution is free, and open to residents of Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties in need of food assistance.
Those attending are required to bring a photo I.D. and bag/box to carry the items. For more information or questions regarding this distribution, contact New Life Church of Poland at 330-757-0727 or visit www.newlifepoland.com.
Celtic celebrations to be held Aug. 4-5
Show Celtic pride by celebrating with pipers, highland games, music, Scottish wares, foods and Celtic contests at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire Aug. 4-5. Listen to the sounds of sea shanties, Irish ballads, and Scottish and Welsh folk music with such musical acts as Plunder Dogs, Captain John Stout, and Terry Griffith, the Irish Troubadour. The event is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m., rain or shine, and is located seven miles south of Interstate 90 off state Route 534.
Face painting at the Canfield library
Face painting, games and fun to be held at the Canfield library on Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. This event is for children of all ages.
Tween book club at library
The Canfield library is welcoming tweens who want to join the fifth and sixth-grade book club this summer. Meet new friends, learn about some great reads and exchange ideas on the latest books on Aug. 9 at 11 a.m.
Co-Star contest at the Canfield library
Match up the co-stars from popular movies during regular library hours in August and you could walk away with a prize. This activity is for teens in grades 7-12.
Coupon Swap at the library
Swap coupons you don’t need for need coupons you don’t have at the Canfield library to stretch your shopping dollars. Swapping coupons and learn new tips from other coupon-clippers on Aug. 11 at 10 a.m.
Rod and gun club hosts Conservation Day
Lowellville Rod and Gun Club is holding its first Conservation Day on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. It includes fishing, archery, boating and shooting with medals and prizes awarded. There will also be wildlife exhibits, informational displays, special guests from area agencies, and free refreshments. Participants must provide their own fishing equipment, but bait will be provided. For information, call John at 330-757-9020.
Library books for Apple users
Learn about downloading library eBooks to your Apple device, iPad, iPod, and iPhone, and how to the our digital catalog on Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Space is very limited — sign-up is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library to register for this event.
Helping Kids Grow Diaper Drive
The Boardman office of Making Kids Count, 7178 West Blvd., Suite E, will be hosting a Diaper Drive today from 8 a.m. to noon to try to help families in need of assistance. Bring as many diapers in any size (size 3 is needed the most). There will be free coffee and doughnuts. For more information, contact 330-501-9865 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library books for Nook users
Learn about downloading library eBooks to your Nook device and how to use the digital catalog at the Canfield library on Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Space is very limited so sign-up is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library to register for this event.
Get your blood pressure checked
A blood pressure check will be offered at the Canfield library on Aug. 21 from 1-3 p.m. by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association.
Women’s business association awards scholarships
The Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will welcome scholarship recipients and their parents to its Aug. 14 meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Canfield at A La Cart Catering.
In addition to presenting the students with their scholarship checks, the chapter will install its new officers for the 2012-2013 year. They are Shirley Pappagallo (president), Joan Lucansky (vice president), Marilyn Abramski (secretary) and Joyce Billock (treasurer).
Dinner will be croissant sandwiches of three varieties, pasta, fruit and tossed salads, strawberry shortcake and beverages for $14.50. Reservations will be due no later than Aug. 5 by calling Jackie Fischio at 330-788-6634.
Summer skating lessons offered at the Ice Zone
All Saturdays starting through Aug. 11, The Ice Zone, 360 McClurg Road, in Boardman will offer ice skating lessons. Participants can choose from three classes: basic skills skating classes for all ages, Mommy and Me skating (Adult and toddler to Kindergarten aged child), and a special needs skating class. The cost is $90 per student and includes six skating lessons, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and a $25 registration fee that includes one year of basic skills membership to the U.S. Figure Skating Association, a personal record book to track progress, accident and injury insurance, and a one-year subscription to the U.S. figure skating “Basic Skills Skating Magazine.” The total cost is $115 for regular programs or $140 for Mommy and Me.
Dr. Kathleen Padgitt, local kidney specialist, is presenting a series of lectures on whole foods for a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle on August 9. The program will be held at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center’s Azalea Room. The lecture is free and open to the public. To register, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3051 or, toll free, 1-877-700-4647. Future lectures scheduled for the same time and location are: Meat and Dairy, Sept. 12; Raw/Living Foods, Oct. 23 and Juicing/Smoothies/Fasting, Nov. 27. Registration for all the programs are through the Healthline.
East High School Class of 1964 reunion set
The Class of 1964 has organized a reunion for all classmates of the 1960’s of East High School on August 18 from 3-7 p.m. The reunion will be held at St. George Croatian Center on Vestal Road in Youngstown. The cost is $20 per person and you must register in advance. The registration deadline ends August 6th. For more information contact Ted Boggs at 330-793-1198, Ron Devellin at 330-793-8882, or Janice Easton Kutsko at 330-360-1574.