Friday, June 22, 2012
Myers and Takach of Canfield graduate from JMU
Steven Myers and Mark Takach, both of Canfield graduated from James Madison University during the May 5, 2012 commencement exercises.
Takach received a bachelor of business administration degree in computer information systems and Myers graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in finance. JMU provides a total education to students, including a broad range of the liberal arts as its foundation and encompasses an extensive variety of professional and pre-professional programs, augmented by a multitude of learning experiences outside the classroom.
Canfield graduate earns Ph.D.
Whitney Cleghorn recently received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
Dr. Cleghorn is a graduate of Canfield High School and received her bachelor’s degree in molecular genetics from the Ohio State University shortly after. Cleghorn has been awarded a fellowship to the University of Washington in Seattle and will begin their Post-Doctoral program in Bio-Chemistry in July.
She is the daughter of Bill and Judy Arnaut and Tom and Pam Cleghorn.
Constantini crowned Miss Petite Starpower
Kate Constantini of Jamie’s Dance Force had the award-winning solo, “I’m A Star” and was crowned Miss Petite Starpower at the regional dance competition in Columbus on May 20. She was also crowned Miss Petite Headliners back in February at Boardman High School for her solo.
She will be competing with her winning solo again at the national competition in Las Vegas in July. She will be entering fourth grade in the fall.
Ursuline teacher receives Doctorate Degree
Ursuline High School teacher Linda Lucarell Miller, of Youngstown, recently received a Doctor of Ministry from St. Mary’s Seminary in Cleveland. Miller completed a Master of Religious Education degree from Loyola University, New Orleans and a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Youngstown State University.
She has been teacher and catechist in the Diocese of Youngstown, receiving the Golden Apple Award in 2004. She was a recipient of the Dr. Robert Coles Spritual Growth Institute scholarship at Boston College. Miller was a Triwizard Teacher with a project linking Jewish and Arab students from Akko, Israel to students of Ursuline High School in 2008 and 2009. She currently teaches religion at Ursuline High School and is the Liturgy Coordinator there.
Ursuline Center hosts trunk and treasure sale
The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield, is accepting registrations for its annual Car Trunk and Treasure sale July 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $25 ($30 after June 30) each seller will receive two parking spaces. Inside the center will be a book and food sale.
The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown will be selling household products and other goods. There will also be an antique sale for serious collectors. All items are cash payment only. Indoor restrooms will be available. The sale will be held rain or shine, no refunds.
To obtain a registration form, call Ursuline Associate Eileen Novotny at 330-533-3831, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.theursulinecenter.org. All proceeds benefit the many ministries of the Center, operated by the Ursuline Sisters.
Seventh annual auction at Margaritaville set
Easter Seals’ seventh annual “Auction at Margaritaville” will be held on July 20 at St. Michael’s Family Life Center from 6–10:30 p.m. The evening includes a Cheeseburger in Paradise dinner with cash bar available.
There will be live, silent and Chinese auctions by ByceAUCTION, and MC Jeff Kelly from WBBG BIG 106.1 will make an appearance.
Admission is $20. RSVP to Jodi Harmon or Tricia Ligotti or send to email@example.com by July 9.
If you can dream It, do it
If you can dream it, you can make it. Children of all ages are invited to make and take a variety of dreamy crafts at the Canfield Library July 9-14 during regular library hours. Come see what crafts you can make.
Dreams and wishes contest at the library
Come participate in a contest at the public library during regular library hours July 2-7. Match the book or movie character to the dream or wish. All correct entries will be entered in a drawing to win a prize. This contest is fun for children of all ages.
It’s ‘Just a Dream’ with the Mahoning County Green Team
Join the Mahoning County Green Team at the public library in Canfield at 10 a.m. on July 10 as they read “Just a Dream” by Chris Van Allsburg and have fun making a craft. For children preschool to third grade.
T’ween Book Club
Canfield Library is welcoming tweens to join the fifth- and sixth-grade book club this summer. This is your chance to meet new friends, learn about some great reads and exchange ideas on the latest books. Kick back and have a blast at 11 a.m. on July 12.
Canfield Historical Society seeks volunteers
Volunteer opportunities are available at the Canfield Historical Society’s Bond House and Mahoning Dispatch Museum on the Green. All volunteers will be welcomed, regardless of age or expertise. All you need is an interest in history and a desire to help a local non-profit organization.
Pick and choose which Saturdays fit your schedule. Be a part of the future of Canfield history. To volunteer, or for more information, leave your name and number on the Canfield Historical Society’s answering machine at 330-533-3458, and the curator will return your call. Or go to the Bond House, directly across from the Canfield library any Saturday between 1 and 4 p.m.
Meet Zinc the Zebra
Come to the Canfield Public Library on July 24 at 10 a.m. to meet Zinc the Zebra, who has spots instead of stripes. Zinc wants to teach kids about diversity and about the importance of being kind and sensitive to others who appear different from us. Kids will also make their own Zinc the Zebra puppet. Zinc is presented by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio and is fun for kids of all ages.
Dress in your PJs and slippers and get ready to jam at the Canfield library. You will enjoy music, stories, games and fun for kids of all ages. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. on July 16.
Know your Olympians
The 2012 Olympics start July 27 so teens in grades 7-12 are invited to drop by the library to test their knowledge about this year’s Olympic athletes. This will be going on the whole month of July during regular library hours at the Canfield Public Library.
Ice cream tasting
Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome to beat the summer heat by stopping into the library to taste a variety of ice creams and vote for your favorite on July 26 at 2 p.m. They will post the results.
Share your favorite book
Like it? Share it. Stop by the library during regular hours for the whole month of July to fill out a book recommendation and we’ll post them up in our teen section for other teens to see all summer long. For teens in grades 7-12.
Get your blood pressure checked
Come to the library on July 17 from 1-3 p.m. to have your blood pressure checked by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association.
Coupon Swap at the Library
Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Join us at the Canfield Library on July 21 at 10 a.m. to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers.
eBooks at Your Library
All Kindle users can join us at the library on July 23 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about downloading library eBooks to your Kindle device and how to use our digital catalog. Space is very limited so sign-up is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield Library to register for this event.
Closed for the 4th
All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed July 4 for Independence Day.
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 18th 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.
Passport to fishing set
This program provides fishing skills, techniques and information for beginning anglers to start fishing in their own communities. Come on June 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for this fun and educational experience. Fishing equipment will be provided. For ages 17 and under. Lunch will be provided for a fee of $5. Call 330-740-7106 to register. Event is at MetroParks Farm.
The MetroParks will host MetroMutts hike on June 30 at 10 a.m. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ford Nature Center with your favorite canine companion as we hike the All People’s Trail and explore the center’s grounds. Enjoy cake and refreshments afterwards. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Easy rating.
Family Garden Fun set
Plan a drop-in visit to the Family Garden on fair weather Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays throughout June to dig, water, pot a plant to take home or read a book.
The programs will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. The Family Garden Greeter will tell you about the plants and has free hands-on activities for children to enjoy with their favorite adults. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for more information.
Strawberry hide and seek
Children ages 3-5 years will discover strawberry plants hiding throughout the Family Garden today from 11 a.m. to noon. The children will also decorate a pot for their special plant to grow in all summer. Snack and story will be enjoyed along with the activity. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register.
In The Time of Dinosaurs set
Fellows Riverside Garden will host In the Time of Dinosaurs today from 1:30 to 3 p.m. What kinds of plants are growing in the Family Garden that might have been growing in the time of the dinosaurs? Each child age 6 and up will learn about prehistoric plants and be given a ginkgo tree to take home. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $10 for residents and $14 for non-residents.
Partake in T’ai Chi
Fellows Riverside Gardens will host T’ai Chi Step One on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. 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. The cost is $10 per class.
Make ice cream at the farm
The MetroParks Farm invites you to make ice cream in a bag and watch a Moo to You video today at 11 a.m. The cost is $2 for residents and $3 for nonresidents.
Meditation in movement
Join Julie Thomas in the Tara Dance on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. Through simple, graceful movements you learn to focus on inner strengths and appreciate the beauty of the surrounding gardens. Meet in the Gazebo. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. The cost is $10.
Take yoga at the gardens
Fellows Riverside Gardens will host yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. throughout June. A blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat. Classes are outdoors, weather permitting. Meet at the information desk. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. The cost is $10 per class.
Family tours set
Join us for a guided tour of the Farm on a tractor-wagon ride and enjoy a visit with the animals on Thursday at 10 a.m. Playroom and Gift Shop will be open. The tour is 60-75 minutes, so pack a lunch for a picnic. Reservations are suggested; space is limited.
Mahoning Valley Rose Society Show
The Mahoning Valley Rose Society Show will be today from noon to 5 p.m. and June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entries from novice and experienced growers will highlight this American Rose Society affiliated show.
FFRG Bulb Pre-Sale set
Place your order now to add colorful alliums, tulips, narcissus, crocus and hyacinths through Friday. Order forms are available at the Gardens and on the MetroParks website for bulbs to be picked up and planted in the fall.
The Canfield library invites teens in grade 7-12 to stop by the library to fill out a book recommendation. They’ll be posted in the teen section of the library. Recommendations can be made during library hours through June, July and August.
Connect with your Apple devices
The Canfield library will host a session for Apple users on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Join us to learn about downloading library eBooks to your Apple device, iPad, iPod or iPhone, and how to use our digital catalog. Space is very limited, sign-up is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield Library to register for this event.
Wearing your bike helmet could get you free ice cream
The Boardman Optimists, Boardman Dairy Queen and Boardman Police are sponsoring a Bike Helmet Safety program this summer for Valley children.
During June, July and August, officers will be handing out “sweet citations” to children seen wearing their bike helmets. These citations can be redeemed for a free small ice cream cone at the Boardman DQ, located at 6120 Market Street.
Area Writers Group to Meet
Canfield writers are invited to attend Monday Night Writers on Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Cafe on Boardman-Canfield Rd. These sessions will be led by author Nancy Christie and will include various exercises and discussions on writing. There is a $10 fee per class and registration is preferred. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.