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Published by The Rural-Urban Record, 2017-04-17 09:16:43


TheRural-Urban Record

“Your Free Weekly Community Newspaper”

Volume 62, No. 41 Columbia Station, Ohio April 17, 2017

Spring Home Improvement on pgs 13-22

They’re Here! Local Cowboy wins for Ohio

Tyrannosaurus (T-Rex) is known as the “King of the Tyrant is open to the public daily, Choo will run Fridays and Trevor Rind?eisch
Lizards.” --Story and photo by staff Journalist Randi MacWil- through May 7, from noon Saturdays only, from 10
liams to 6 p.m. a.m.-noon. Come for lunch Trevor Rind?eisch of Columbia Station and a Junior at
or dinner with local food Columbia High School won “Championship Bull-rider”
The Carlisle Reservation of “Jurassic Park.” You can But, this is no ordinary truck vendors, offering Riv- on April 2 at the Mountaineer Stampede Rodeo in Win-
Visitor Center of Lorain learn more about T-Rex and display, as one soon learns, er Dog Hot Dogs on April 8 ?eld, West Virginia. The event consisted of high school
County Metro Parks invites other dinosaurs as you stroll when the dinosaurs “come & 9, Nelly Belly Pizza, Na- teams from West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, Michigan,
you to take a walk back in through the special display. to life” with movement and chos, Ice Cream and snacks Maryland, Kentucky and North Carolina. With his hard
time to the days before man, Placards near each of the sounds that are associated on April 22 & 23 and on work and dedication, Trevor covered a bull named “Red
in a world where only Dino- dinosaurs along the trail are with each one of these awe- April 29, Barrio, awarded Hen,” owned by The Buckin B Cattle Company, with a
saurs ruled the earth… mil- helpful guides, giving a brief some creatures. Walk among Best Taco, will offer 3 tacos score of 69 points, a payout and a belt buckle.
lions of years ago! One such history of the animal. the interpretive dioramas for for $10.
Theropoda (wild beast), a a trip back through time on Trevor is a member of the Ohio High School Rodeo As-
Carnivore (meat eater), was “For the Park’s 60th An- the Short Loop Trail. Chil- Also, be sure to visit the sociation and also participates in some SEBRA (Southern
known as the king of the ty- niversary, we decided to do dren can scavenger hunt Nature Nook Gift Shop, of- Extreme Bull Riding Association) events. Trevor got his
rant lizards. The Tyrannosau- something big,” said Tim along the Children’s Dis- fering dinosaurs, games, start and love of the sport from Creekbend Riding School
rus Rex is visiting the park at Fairweather, Naturalist and covery Trail or “dig” for di- puzzles, books, souvenirs (Buckin Ohio) in Burbank with Shawn Thorsell and other
the end of the discovery trail Park Manager at Sandy nosaur bones in the outdoor and much more, and stop champion bull-riders such as Brandon Davis, Adam Mill-
and stands nearly 20 ft. tall, Ridge. “And what’s bigger excavation site. Visitors are to watch the birds in the er, Jason Tinesman and Ryan Miller. Trevor is sponsored
40 ft. long and has a 5 ft. long than a dinosaur,” he added! encouraged to visit the in- observation area of the gift by Mark Polson and held together by Dr. Coale at Ortho
skull. T-Rex is said to have Tim, along with Vanessa door display to learn about shop while you’re there. You West.
roamed the earth in North Klesta, Public Information Paleontology through the will see a variety of species
America during the Creta- Of?cer, led members of the special exhibits, and dis- returning to the feeders as Trevor is headed to New Castle, Indiana, Swanton,
ceous period, 65-68 million media down a winding path cover dinosaurs through a spring brings them back for Ohio and Unbana, Ohio for the State Finals then bound for
years ago. T-Rex came into of the recreated Jurassic hands-on exploration of ar- the warmer weather. Gillette, Wyoming for the National Finals in July.
recent day popularity when Park-like setting on Friday, tifacts and activities within
he became a character in April 7, for a sneak-peak the Black River Room. A The Metro Parks has part- Trevor and his family would like to thank all family,
the Hollywood production of the residents visiting the schedule of events includes nered with Harvest for Hun- friends and well-wishers during his journey.
park. The special exhibit Dino Crafts and a movie on ger to help feed the needy in
Fridays from 1-4. On Satur- our communities. Visitors Congratulations Trevor!
days and Sundays at 1 p.m., are invited to “feed the di-
stop in to hear stories about nosaur” by donating unper-
these prehistoric creatures; ishable food in the special
from 2-4 will be a Con- ‘dino-mouth’ display near
struct-a-Saurus opportunity. the entrance to the visitors
On Saturday, April 29, enjoy center’s main building.
a special program, “Teeth,
Jaws & Claw,” from 2:30- Tickets for the Dinosaur
3:30 p.m. exhibit is $3 per person, with
children under 3 admitted
A Spring Break schedule, free (no advance sales). The
running from April 17-20, Carlisle Visitor Center is
will include other special located at 12882 Diagonal
events. The Little Green Road, in LaGrange.

Visitors are invited to “feed the dinosaur” by donating unper-
ishable food to Harvest for Hunger.

Community Directory Carlisle 9 Grafton 23 N. Ridgeville 27 Churches 5
Columbia 4 Grafton Twp. 25 Wellington 26 Profile Page 7
Eaton 10 LaGrange 12 Events page 2

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April April 21 April 22 April 29 April 30 May 6

Dinosaurs! Unique Lorain Landmarks Horse Rescue Fundraiser Herb Fair Fur Fun 5K & Dog Walk Steak Fry Dinner
Bus Tour Fundraiser
With an outdoor dino trail, an Come enjoy all you can eat Time to get the herbs for your Love-A-Stray 5K Chip Timed
indoor dino discovery area and From the Charleston Cemetery, pasta, pizza, wings, salad and garden or just learn how to cook Race at 9:00am, Registration Operation Open Heart brings
activities, this Dinosaurs! event unexpected public buildings, pop, beer, wine and well drinks. with fresh herbs. at 7:30am. Group Dog Walk police of?cers and ?rst respond-
is perfect for the whole fami- distinctive religious edi?ces, to Sideboards, 50/50 raf?e, raf?e 11:00am & Registration at ers & the community together
ly. Includes food from some of the magni?cent waterfronts, Lo- baskets and door prizes. Tick- Vermilion River 10:00am. Raf?es, Pet Fair, Priz- to mentor local children and
your favorite local food trucks rain has much to see. This bus ets are $25 per person. Tick- Reservation, es, Gift Cards gives them a week of summer
on the weekends. Runs now till excursion will bring alive mem- ets and donations help pay for 51211 North Ridge Rd, camping and fun. $20 includes:
May 7th. $3/person over 3yrs. ories, give historical insight, horse feed, supplements, veter- Vermilion Avon Lake High School Steak, salad, roll, baked potato.
and even bring some surprises. inary and farrier care and stall 12:00pm - 3:00pm 175 Avon Belden Road
Carlisle Reservation Register at (440) 366-4148. $21 bedding. Avon Lake St Nicholas Byzantine
12882 Diagonal Rd, April 29-30 9:00am - 12:00pm 2711 West 40th St
LaGrange LCCC Lorain Learning Quaker Steak & Lube Lorain
12:00pm - 6:00pm Daily Center 4900 Transportation Dr, Ohio Gun Show May 3 5:00pm - 11:00pm
201 East Erie Ave, Lorain Shef?eld Village
April 15 10:00am - 3:00pm 6:00pm - 8:30pm Thousands of guns, knives & Cooking with Root May 7
military items to buy/sell/trade. Veggies & Herbs
FREE Community Easter April 22 April 26 Many rare and unusual ?rearms Fish with a Ranger
Egg Hunt will be on display and for sale! Big Show Catering will teach
LuLaRoe Shopping Spree Chinese Auction Bring your old gun or war souve- how to make wonderful dishes Come enjoy a day of FREE
The annual Easter Egg Hunt by nir for a free appraisal or to sell. with root vegetables such as ?shing with a Ranger. Bring
LifeSpring Community Church Come to this event and browse The North Eaton Christian Cash buyers will be there! Un- rutabagas, turnips, beets, and your own equipment, limited
will have hunts for 4 different through all the LuLaRoe cloth- Church will be having a family der 21 must be with Parent, $7. parsnips. Also, master the art poles and bait available. No
age groups (0-2, 3-4, 5-7, 8-12). ing, plus visit with other vendors fun event! Stop over and enjoy of seasoning with herbs. Sam- license required due to ODNR
Visit with the Easter Bunny and that will be there as well. a chinese auction. 440-748- Cuyahoga Fairgrounds ple the creations! Register and free ?shing days. All ages and
win great prizes! 2230. 19021 Bagley Rd, pay by 4/28 $12 members/$15 experiences welcome.
Grace Baptist Church Middleburg Heights nonmembers
Mill Stream Park 3480 Laurel Rd, N. Eaton Christian Church, Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm Indian Hollow Reservation
1250 Maple St, Brunswick 35895 Royalton Rd. Sun: 9:00am - 3:00pm Miller Nature Preserve Royal Oaks Park
Valley City 10:00am - 4:00pm Grafton West Shore Orchid Show 2739 Center Rd, Avon 38744 Parsons Road
11:00am - 12:00pm Doors open at 7:00pm 6:00pm - 8:00pm Grafton, OH
EarthFest 2017 Come see the Largest Judged 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Lunch with Easter Bunny April 29 Orchid Show in Ohio! Learn
& Egg Hunt Families will enjoy all day en- more about Orchids and stop
tertainment with eco-activi- Columbia After Prom by the displays. Plant sale and Advertise Your Event!
Lunch is $2 and includes a hot ties, workshops & teach-ins, Fundraiser supplies for sale as well. $3 Do-
dog, cookie, snack and a drink. Midwest Evolve Ride & Drive, nation for entry. Ra?le of orchids • Event Name
The egg hunt will take place at biodiesel powered amusement Bring your family and friends for too. • Description of Event
12:45 p.m. Age groups will be 4 park rides, all day music on 4 a Wing Night and Basket Fund-
and under, 5-8 years and 9-12 stages, urban farm animals, lo- raiser. A portion of the proceeds Strongsville Rec Center (Includes up to 25 Words)
years. There will be prizes, can- cal food trucks, and much more will bene?t the Columbia class 18100 Royalton Rd, • Date
dy and special raf?es! of 2017 After Prom. Strongsville • Location
Cuyahoga Fairgrounds Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm • Time
LaGrange Lions Park 19021 Bagley Rd, Grindstone Tap House Sun: 11:00am - 4:00pm • Website (if needed)
240 Glendale St., Middleburg Heights, OH 826 Front St, Berea • There is a cost to advertise
LaGrange 10:00am - 7:00pm Time TBD
12:00pm • Restrictions apply to certain

April 19 events, call to check!

Ladies Night Out Call: 440-236-5103

Come out and shop with some
over 20 local small businesses
and enjoy some food, drinks,
and trivia. Admission is FREE!

Bullfrogs Sport Cafe
33137 Center Ridge Rd,
North Ridgeville
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Page 4, RURAL-URBAN RECORD, April 17, 2017 Columbia K-8 lunch menu Child Find

CHS WEEKLY CALENDAR Week of April 24-18: Columbia Local School District wants to ?nd some very
Monday, April 17: Monday: Breakfast - French toast; Lunch - Choice of Bosco special children! Do you have any concerns about your child’s
Columbia Board of Education will hold their meeting tonight Sticks, popcorn chicken wrap or Raider salad w/WG roll, with speech, ability to get along with other children, understanding,
at the middle school. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., and the broccoli and pears. learning, ability to pay attention, gross motor skills (e.g. walk-
community is welcome to attend. Tuesday: Breakfast - Cream cheese bagel bites; Lunch - ing, moving, playing), self-feeding, dressing, toileting, vision
Choice of Sloppy Joe, popcorn chicken wrap or Raider salad w/ or hearing? Columbia Local School District may be able to
Effects of Drug Abuse WG roll, with peas and peaches. help! We provide information about educational programs for
Wednesday: Breakfast - Pancake wrap; Lunch - Choice of children with special needs, such as professional consultation
The Columbia Township Trustees, with the cooperation of breakfast taco, popcorn chicken wrap or Raider salad w/WG roll, for parents, screening and evaluations in the areas of commu-
the Lorain County Commissioners, the Columbia Township Fire with rotini tater tots and mixed fruit. nication, motor development, vision, hearing, preschool read-
Department and the Columbia Local School District, will be put- Thursday: Breakfast - pancakes; Lunch - Choice of corn dog, iness skills, assistance in placing children with special needs
ting on the program entitled “Effects of Drug Abuse” on April popcorn chicken wrap or Raider salad w/WG roll, with vegetari- in appropriate exceptional student education programs or oth-
25. The program will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Columbia an baked beans and pineapple. er early intervention services. Special education services are
High School Gymnasium. This program is open to all Lorain Friday: Breakfast - Dutch waf?e; Lunch - Choice of pizza, provided at no charge for children who meet eligibility criteria
County residents. The panel will consist of representatives from popcorn chicken wrap or Raider salad w/WG roll, with green from ages 3- 21.
the following agencies: Columbia Fire Dept., Lorain County beans and warm apple cobbler.
Health Dept., Southwest General Hospital, Lorain County Sher- *Assorted fruit and vegetable bar available daily. If you have concerns about your child, please call Judith
iff’s Department, Lorain County Prosecutor’s Of?ce, Lorain Skoczen, Director of Special Education, at (440) 236-5021
County Coroner’s Of?ce, Lorain County Drug Addiction Court 4-H Spaghetti Dinner or email [email protected]. The Columbia Local
and Marnie Butler. There will also be Drug Addiction Agencies School District is located at 25796 Royalton Road, in Columbia
on hand with information. The Hoof & Hide 4-H Club is have their 12th annual Spa- Station.
ghetti dinner on Sunday, April 23, from 12-6 p.m. at the Colum-
Attention Senior Citizens bia VFW, located at 25742 Royalton Rd., in Columbia Station. Letter to the Editor
Cost is $8/adults and $5/children.
Columbia High School and the CHS Key Club would like to To the Editor:
invite you to their biannual Senior Citizens Breakfast. This event There will be a live auction, Chinese auction, 50/50, bake sale Hello, my name is Kaylee Jakubisin and I am against Puppy
is open to all Columbia residents and grandparents of Columbia and door prizes available. For more information, call (440) 458- Mills. Puppy Mills are very abusive to dogs and puppies. Most
local students. The breakfast will be held on Wednesday, April 2256. people get their puppies from Puppy Mills without knowing
26, at 8:45 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. Please note this what Puppy Mills do. Well, I will tell you what they do and why.
is a change of date. It is free of charge. They will be serving An Evening at the Races Puppy Mills breed dogs to sell their puppies. They put puppies in
breakfast casseroles, hash browns, fresh fruit, muf?ns and a va- cages and abuse the mothers of the puppies. The people who own
riety of beverages. If you would like to attend, please call (440) Columbia Auxiliary #4003 is hosting “An Evening at the Puppy Mills don’t even care about the dogs and puppies. What
236-5001 before 3 p.m. on Monday, April 24, to make your res- Races,” on April 29. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be they care about is the money they get; I think this is very greedy.
ervations. served from 5-6:30 p.m. The races start at 7 p.m. with music to Once I found all of this out, I was quickly against Puppy Mills;
follow. There will be a cash bar available. Dinner tickets are $15. I think you should be against them, too. We can put an end to all
COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP If you would like to be an owner of a horse and name your horse, of the Puppy Mills if we all work together! Please take my word
you can purchase one for $10. Tickets can be purchased at the and be against Puppy Mills. Thank you for reading and I hope
DUMPSTER DAYS Columbia Eagles, located at 27190 Royalton Rd., in Columbia you will stand up with me.
Station. Everyone is welcome. Kaylee Jakubisin, Columbia Station
April 20 and April 21, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Tackle & Flag Football Registration COLUMBIA NEWS CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

The dumpsters will be located in the parking lot Columbia Youth Football Lunn Road. No helmets or 29320 Lorain Rd.
behind the VFW at 25742 Royalton Road and (CYF) Registration for the fall pads - just footwork, running N. Olmsted
2017 season is now open. plays and ball handling. Cost
are available to Columbia Township is $55 - register before May 1 440-360-7995
residents only. Tackle Football - CYF is for the $25 discount.
part of the Lake Erie Youth 1/2 Sheet 1 Item $51 Medium
TIRES AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS Football League (LEYFL) and If you want more informa-
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. BATTERIES includes 10 of the 12 teams in tion, need a registration form $8Little 1 Item
our high school conference. or have questions, please call *3 per customer per
WILL BE ACCEPTED. This is a great opportunity for Pam at (440) 742-3456, email Master visit,additional items extra,
your football player to learn columbiayouthfootball1@
John M. Haas the game and play the same or like them on *3 per customer per Free delivery,
teams they will play in middle Facebook at “Columbia Youth visit,additional items extra, Limited delivery area.
ATTORNEY AT LAW school and high school. Why Football.”
not get a head start and build Free delivery, Expires 4-23-17
Wills ~ Probate ~ Real Estate Law a solid foundation? Games
Land Contracts ~ Mobile Home are played on Saturdays on Limited delivery area.
full size football ?elds - often
24545 Sprague Road, the same ?elds as our High Expires 4-23-17 RUR 41717 RUR 41717
Columbia Station, Ohio 44028 School players, and some-
(440) 779-8300 ~ (440) 235-8585 times under the lights! They For more offers please visit -
offer Junior Varsity for 3rd/4th
grade players and Varsity for OUR eLIBRARY HAS eBOOKS,
5th/6th grade players. Roster MUSIC, MOVIES, MAGAZINES
size is limited to the ?rst 25 AND MORE
players, so sign up early to
guarantee a spot. Cost is $100 REDEFINE YOUR LIBRARY EXPERIENCE
- register before May 1 for a
$25 discount. Story Times

Flag Football - They also Columbia Branch
offer ?ag football for K-2 Family Story Time, Mondays, 7 – 7:30 p.m.
grade. This is played through Preschool Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
the Strongsville Football
League and all games are
played Saturday morning on

Toddler Story Time, Tuesdays, 11 – 11:15 a.m.

SHINGLE OR METAL ROOFS Story times at the Columbia Branch start April 10 and
WE OFFER BOTH CHOICES! offer options for early walkers through 6 year olds.
Power Washing Preregistration required.
Metal Roof Advantages:
• Lifetime Guarantee Booking It for Fitness
Walking Club
• Energy Ef?cient
Columbia Branch | Saturdays at 11 a.m.
• Insurance Discounts Looking to get a little bit of exercise and make new friends?
Join the library’s new walking club. This group meets weekly
• Stylish & Versatile at the library and makes use of the beautiful adjacent walking
trail in the Columbia Township Park. Come early to check out
member help you load your device with digital audiobooks or
Ohio Elements music from the library website to make your workouts more
entertaining. This program is cosponsored by The Friends of

• Little Ice Accumulation 13824 W. River Road North
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• Roof Coatings 15-20 years With Any Metal
• Roof Repairs • Flat Roof Repair
• Siding • Windows • Doors or Shingle Roof Job

• Pole Barns & Repairs • Modi?ed Roo?ng up to 100 ft.

• EPDM Roo?ng • PVC TPO Roo?ng Valid only with coupon.
• Asphalt & Lightweight Metal Shingles Not valid with any other offers.Expires 4/30/17

• Concrete • Masonry Restoration FREE Insulating
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The Rural-Urban Record “Funday” Service RURAL-URBAN RECORD, April 17, 2017 Page 5
Published Weekly on Monday
Abel E. Carpenter & Grace A. Carpenter Lifespring Community Church, located at 1638 Lester Fish Fry Dinner
Founders 1955 Rd., in Valley City, invites your family to join them for a
Lee Boise, Publisher & President “Funday” Service on May 7 starting at 10 a.m. Magician Joe Pitts?eld Community Church, at the corner of St. Rts.
Leonard Boise, Publisher 1993-2010 Kennedy, from Oakland, Maryland, will amaze you. Also en- 58 and 303, is having a Fish Fry Dinner on Friday, April 21.
tertaining you will be Blake the balloon bender. Lunch will be Serving time is from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults; $8 for
Mailing Address: served carnival style, complete with snow cones and cotton ages 7-12 and free for six and under. All are invited for food
P.O. Box 966, Columbia Station, OH 44028 candy. Tattoos, photos and prizes for the kids are just some and fellowship.
Located at 24487 Squire Rd, Columbia Station of the things they have planned for this free event. Come and
Phone: 440-236-8982 • Fax: 440-236-9198 join in the fun! Swiss Steak Dinner

Email: [email protected] Love Over Latte Join us for our annual Swiss Steak Dinner on April 22,
Website: from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, located at
Love Over Latte is a Christian Women’s Ministry being 1377 Lester Road, in Valley City. Dinner includes a steak din-
DEADLINE: held at Fields United Methodist Church on the third Thursday ner with all the trimmings, country sweet and sour slaw and
News, Pictures & ALL ads - Wednesday @ 12pm of each month. The next gathering will be Thursday, April 20, desserts. Tickets are adults/$13 and children/$6. Take-out will
from 7-9 p.m. Fields United Methodist Church is located at be available.
OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Thurs., 9am-4pm 34077 Lorain Road, in North Ridgeville. Love Over Latte is
Out of Area Subscriptions - $35/year open to all women of faith for music and worship, led by Dar- Spaghetti Dinner
lene Hepler, formerly of Alabaster Jar Ministries, from 7-8
Springspiration p.m. From 8-9 p.m., the group gathers for coffee, dessert and Community of Faith U.C.C., located at 9715 East River
conversation, discussing questions presented by the speaker Rd., in Elyria, is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, April
The Pitts?eld Community Church, located at the corner and sharing in small groups. One door prize is awarded at 28, from 5-7 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8
of Rts. 58 and 303 in Wellington, is having their 31st annual each meeting. The cost is $3 per person. If you need more for seniors and children 10 years and under. Call the church
Springspiration on Wednesday, April 26. Registration is due by information, please call the church of?ce at (440) 327-8753. of?ce at (440) 322-3781 by April 23 to purchase tickets.
April 20. Check in is at 10 a.m. and the program is at 10:30 a.m. Tickets will be available at-the-door for $12 for adults and
A salad lunch will follow the program. Special guest singers this Marian Circle Spring Event $10 for seniors/children. Come and help the Worship and Mu-
year is the “Gloryway Quartet” from Mans?eld. This four-part sic Team raise money for new choir robes.
harmony group was formed in 2002 by Justin Crank. In 2014 the On Friday, April 28, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church is
group was nominated for Quartet of the Year in GME ‘Top Ten’ having their Marian Circle Spring Event. Their guest speaker FUNERAL HOME &
and in 2016 they were showcase winners in the American Gospel for the event is Dr. Catherine Moran, author of “The Doorway CREMATION SERVICES
Celebration hosted by Pastor John Hagee. For reservations, call to Heaven,” “Day by Day with Venerable Fulton J. Sheen”
Janet or Farrell Crumley at (440) 647-5170. and many other books. The topic of her talk is Heaven’s Helping You Plan a Personal Remembrance
Weapons on Sacramentals of the Catholic Church. The eve-
GriefShare ning begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Crowning of our Blessed DAVID BOGNER
Mother. Finger foods and beverages are provided. Cost is $5
Beginning April 19, Fields United Methodist Church is start- or 3 canned goods to bene?t Second Harvest. Please sign up FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
ing a new program called GriefShare, a special weekly grief re- by calling the parish of?ce at (440) 236-5095. St. Elizabeth
covery seminar and support group. GriefShare will meet weekly, Ann Seton Church is located at 25801 Royalton Road, in Co- 36625 Center Ridge Road | N. Ridgeville | 327-2955
and continuously as long as there is a need, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., lumbia Station.
and will include a weekly topic, a short video and a workbook
to go along with the video. You’ll ?nd GriefShare to be a warm, Ladies Tea Party Laubenthal Funeral
caring environment and will come to see the group as an oasis Services
on your long journey through grief. You can join in anytime. Journey of Faith Lutheran Church is inviting all ladies of the
Leaders are Adrienne Essenberg and Marylynn Swartz. Fields community to a Tea Party, in “Celebration of Ladies” on May 7, Offering Forethought
United Methodist Church is located at 34077 Lorain Road, in at 1 p.m. Snacks and tea will be provided, just bring yourself and Funeral Pre-Planning
North Ridgeville. Please contact the church of?ce at (440) 327- a friend! Journey of Faith Lutheran Church is located at 33406
8753 for more information or to register for GriefShare. Liberty Pkwy., in North Ridgeville. If you are able to come or LAUBENTHAL-MERCADO
if you have any questions, feel free to email journeyoffaithlc@
Singing Angels or call (440) 327-0147. 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. • Elyria, Ohio 44035
440-322-4626 • 440-323-1929
The Singing Angels will be in concert on May 6, from 7-9 Free Health Screening/Fair
p.m., at Grace Community Church, located at 12365 Grafton
Rd., in Grafton. There will be a 50/50 raf?e and concessions Mercy Parish Nursing is having a Free Health Screenings LOCAL FAMILIES COMMITTED TO SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
available. Tickets are non-refundable and are $10 per per- & Health Fair at the First United Methodist Church, 127 Park
son. Proceeds bene?t the general fund of Grace Community Place, in Wellington, on Saturday, May 13, from 9-11 a.m. Fast- Funeral Home is Accessible to the Physically Disabled
Church. For tickets, call (440) 458-6612. Seating is limited. ing is encouraged! Take AM meds with water if possible. Free
screenings include: CMP, Lipids, HgA1c, TSH, PSA (men 40 & FUNERAL HOME
Murder Mystery Dinner over) and Blood pressure Fitness Assessment Testing. 2089 Columbia Road
Valley City, OH 44280
The youth group at LaPorte United Methodist Church is host- For more information, please contact the Church Of?ce at
ing a Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday, April 29, at 6 p.m. (440) 647-3263 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 330-483-3300
Adult tickets in advance are $15;$20 at the door; kids (5-12) $10;
kids under 5 free. They are also having a Murder Mystery Mat- Pancake Breakfast “Understanding When
inée on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. Adult tickets in advance are Needed Most”
$10;$15 at the door; kids (5-12) $8; kids under 5 free. The Holy Name Society from Our Lady Queen of Peace
will host an all you can eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, May
Tickets can be purchased at the church of?ce at 2071 Grafton 7, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 702 Erie Street.
Rd., in Elyria. Contact Stacy Goetz at education@laportechurch. The menu includes pancakes, sausage and eggs. Cost for the Pre-Need Planning Available
org for more information breakfast is $7 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under and chil-
dren 3 and under eat free. Proceeds from the breakfast are
used by the Holy Name Society to support church and com-
munity programs.

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during Worship Service SUNDAY 10 am Sunday Worship
Worship & Children’s Church 10:30am
COLUMBIA STATION, OHIO Worship Services Church ph: 440-748-2154
Bible Study Preschool ph: 440-748-3445
Pastor Matt Merriman Youth Group, Kids Club 8:00am & 9:30am
Rev. Steve Spaeth - Pastor Sunday School Rev. John Ramsey II
[email protected] Rev. John Bodo
St. Elizabeth - Associate Pastor 10:45am Our Lady Queen of Peace
Ann Seton Catholic Church
Church of Christ 440-236-8600 Polly Tallos
Catholic Parish Weekend Masses Weekday
Sunday Bible Study 9:30 am Christian Ed. & Youth Director Sat. 4:30pm Mass
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Columbia Station, OH 12981 Grafton Rd. Rev. Charles A. Butcher Sun. 8:30 & Chapel
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Sacrament of Reconciliation 211 Forest St., LaGrange Pastor 11:00am Mon.-Tues.
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Page 6, RURAL-URBAN RECORD, April 17, 2017 7th Grade In Loving
COLUMBIA NEWS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 High Honor Roll: Andrew Champagne, Madeleine Finton, Memory
Elijah Goodman, Luke Goodnough, Dominic Governale, Jessi-
Columbia Garden Club ca Morlock, Nicholas Reljin, Cole Riley, Brooke Speck, Caitlin Sharon V. Niedzwiedz
Wilkins and Madelyn Yoder.
On Tuesday, April 18, members will meet at St. Elizabeth Ann Honor Roll: John Bacha, Meredith Chervenak, Dante Ciri- Dawes, Thomas Vail, Bob
Seton Church at 9:45 p.m. They will be going to Dayton Nursery gliano, Joshua DeLisle, Melissa Garibotti, Zachary Geiger, Abi-
in Barberton, Ohio. Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 16, gail Gromen, Joshua Hickman, Chloe Isner, Jasmine LaCourse, (Ruth Ann) McKean and
when the club’s annual plant sale will be held in Columbia Park. Keegan Marx, Owen Menge, Joshua Miller, Yanicia Miranda,
This is a great chance to purchase perennials for your garden. Grace Morris, Rachel Ramsey, Madison Remy, Cacey Saki, Al- Shel (Barbara) Schutten-
ice Salim, Samuel Sikorski, Gabriella Stinson, Gavin Streeter,
For more information, call Rose Ann at (440) 236-5440. Kelsey Strieter, Maya Trujillo, Jesse West, James Yarosh and berg; adored aunt of many.
Gabrielle Zapola.
Crafters needed Merit Roll: Cody Davis, Wilson DeWerth, Jenna France, Ja- Visitation Monday,
cob Frank, Drexton Friscone, Jesse Groleau, Maya Haoui, Brian-
Crafters are needed for Christmas in July to be held on July na Hicks, Kyerstyne Kniep, Jason Kott, Jordan Lebron, Landon April 17, 2017 from 12-2
8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Columbia Eagles, located at 27190 Miller, Lauren Schulte, Bryan Spaniel and Elise Wagner.
Royalton Rd., in Columbia Station. For more information and PM in the Chapel at Sunset
sign up, please contact Jackie at (440) 343-2598 or Joanne at 8th Grade
(440) 756-9028. High Honor Roll: Maya Johnson, Ashley Krupinski and Memorial Park, 6245 Co-
Hope Swartz.
CHS Honor/Merit Roll Honor Roll: Cara Corrado, Logan Fess, Sergio Garibotti, lumbia Rd., North Olmst-
Landon Hunt, Miranda Keller, Aubrie Kliment, Averey Lavin-
5th Grade der, Connor Lind, Maria Lovell, Gabrielle Schafer, Logan Smith, ed, where funeral services
High Honor Roll: Rachel Bledsoe, Kaylee Jakubisin, Payton Joshua Titherage, Alyssa Wilkins, Faith Wilmeth and Sophia
Menge and Matthew Pring. Young. will commence on Mon-
Honor Roll: Cameron Baker, Sydney Bevelacqua, Hana- Merit Roll: Andrew Bartel, Olivia Blakeney, Caleb Borling,
niah Bodo, Nathan Borling, Benjamin Bowling, Elise Cham- Jeffrey Grzywna, Madison Hudson, Samuel Kleinhenz, Michelle day at 2 PM. Interment to
pagne, Marco Cirigliano, Daniel Corrigan, Sabrina Crowley, Lovell, Lukas McKee, Kaia Pierce, Allyson Ross, Hailey Spikes,
Callisandra Demagall, Christian Dupaski, Julia France, Delaney Austin Stair and Zakary Zeinert. follow at Sunset Memorial
Friscone, Samantha Geiger, Nataleigh Gromen, Angelina Ibar-
ra, Calder Jessen, Maya Kawa, Henry Lanning, Claire Lind, SEAS Youth Group fund-raiser Park. In lieu of ?owers,
Amanda Markowsky, Kaylee McGinnis, Jarod Miller, Samantha
Peterka, Seth Roberts, Madison Rodgers, Morgan Roth, Lorelei L-R: Alice Rheaume, Chuck Rheaume, Of?cial from Ronald McDon- memorials may be made
Sikorski, John Sprinkle, Lucas Swartz, Jillian Szekelyi, Emily ald House, Caitlin Rheaume and Ann Wadsworth.
Tymke, Ethan Valentine and Peyton VanGlider. Sharon V. Niedzwiedz to Amputee Coalition, 900
Merit Roll: Skyler Finucan, Elliott Hart, Nolan Hunt, Trin- The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church youth group had an
ity Hyatt, Ryan Janke, Lauren Kozlowski, Jaime Lebron, Eli overnight retreat and a fund-raiser to bene?t the Ronald Mc- (nee McKean), 71, of Co- East Hill Ave., Suite 390,
Morowitz, Shelby Rumes, Nehemiah Sanderfer, Jacob Sanders, Donald House. At the retreat, they put together bags for the
Colton Schmidt, Megan Simon, Jacob Wagner, Elijah Wallhead, children with stuffed animals, games, toys and an activity lumbia Station, passed Knoxville, TN 37915 or to
James Wilson and Joseph Yarosh. book.
away April 11, 2017. Leimkuehler Inc., Benev-
6th Grade The youth group also made a cash donation to the Ronald
High Honor Roll: Natalie Sikorski. McDonald House. Beloved wife of the late olent Fund, 4625 Detroit
Honor Roll: Nikolas Adams, Alyssa Beach, Emily Beck,
Vincent Berardi, Emily Bosworth, Grace Broschk, Kalista Cook, Daniel; loving mother of Ave., Cleveland 44102.
Sophia Curley, Antonio DeBlasis, Aidan Gillihan, Ariel Hutchin-
son, Gabrielle Kalin, Zackary Kile, Erin Lavinder, James Mar- Dana (Tom) Hockman);
kosky, Carter Peabody, Tyler Said, Cody Sanders, Gwendolyn
Schmidt, Cole Schulke, Samuel Skor, Emily Surgenor, Kyleigh dear sister of Barbara (Ron)
Titherage, Chase Willoughby and Taylor Zimmer.
Merit Roll: Elise Aniol, Kora Anthony, Bethany Basham, Columbia Hot Stove seeks help
Christine Borling, Nick Fumich, Hayden Garrow, Collin Gil-
lihan, Logan Goodnough, Anthony Governale, William Hunt, Columbia Hot Stove has an open position for Field Main-
Madison McCall, Brooke Miltner, Joshua Moore, Tyler Palmer, tenance Manager for the 2017 season. The ideal candidate is
Erik Pepsin, Kelsey Pettegrew, Jordan Saksa, Brendan Schall, self-motivated, responsible and able to perform at a high-level
Christopher Scharf, Lillian Simons, Andrea Szekelyi, Garrett with minimal or no supervision. Eligible candidates must be at
Szuch, Cody Tucker, Jacob Wasko and Isaiah Zingale. least 18 years old, have knowledge of setting base/mound dis-
tances for all baseball & softball divisions and have a ?exible
schedule throughout the season. Responsibilities include main-
taining the physical and aesthetic integrity of the ball ?elds by
keeping them in impeccable condition at all times (litter and de-
bris control, custodial work, basic landscaping, etc.) and prepar-
ing, preserving and upholding the ?elds and grounds prior to all
games and tournaments.

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Page 8, RURAL-URBAN RECORD, April 17, 2017 PTA Mother and Son Dance Blood Tests Reveal Clues
The Columbia PTA cordially invites you to attend the “3rd This May, get your blood drawn by a public health nurse
From the Voice of a Slave: Ohio annual Mother and Son Dance.” The dance is open to moms, to learn how your cholesterol, sugar and other health numbers
and the Underground Railroad step-moms, aunts, grandmas or guardians of young gentlemen are doing. Public health nurses from the Lorain County Gener-
currently attending the Columbia Local School System. The al Health District (LCGHD) will answer questions and provide
On Tuesday, May 9, at 7 p.m., come hear the amazing story of dance will be on Friday, April 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Co- information during blood draw sessions at community locations
the Underground Railroad from the voice of a slave: How the Un- popa & CMS Gym. Take this opportunity to get all dressed up! throughout Lorain County. All Lorain County adults ages 55 and
derground Railroad, with its vast secret network of paths, roads, Plan on semi-formal attire. Hazel Eyes Photography will be there older are invited.
swamps and river crossings, crisscrossed the state of Ohio; How to take your pictures and “Music for all Occasions” will be the
important Ohio and the surrounding area was to a system which DJ for the evening. Cost is $10 per couple and $2 per extra child. Call (440) 567-4120 to make a reservation. Do not eat or
was neither a railroad nor underground; and How the efforts of Light snacks will be provided. Registration forms will be sent drink anything except water for 12 hours before your reservation.
committed men and women, both black and white, risked their home from school with your child. To make a donation of snacks Drink 2 cups of water right before the test. Bring cash or check:
own lives to help slaves from the south escape north to freedom. for the event, to purchase tickets or for additional information, $27 for the blood test (CBC, CMP, lipids), plus $10 for a prostate
you can contact Michelle Boetticher by email at michelle.lyn- test (men only).
Few written records on the Underground Railroad exist, but [email protected] (please put Mom/Son Dance in the subject line).
hundreds of stories survive. Hear some of these stories through Make a morning reservation at one of the following locations:
an engaging reenactment which will keep you on the edge of Pet Calendar Photo Contest • May 1: Oberlin Neighborhood Alliance Senior Enrichment
your seats, brought to you by the Liverpool Township Historical Services, 90 E. College St., Oberlin.
Society: (330) 483-3038 or Do you have a pet so adorable that he, or she, should be on • May 2: Shef?eld Lake Community Center, 4575 E. Lake
a pin-up calendar? If so, now is your chance to have them fea- Rd., Shef?eld Lake.
The program is at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 6656 tured on the 2018 “Partners With Paws” Pet Pin-Up Calendar. • May 3: Shef?eld Twp. Church of Christ, 5075 Toledo Rd.,
Center Rd. (across from PNC Bank), in Valley City. Parking is The entry fee is only $10 per photo and all pet photos are guar- Lorain.
in the rear and next to PNC. The event is free and open to the anteed to be on the 2018 Partners With Paws calendar. All pets • May 4: Wellington Fire Station #2, 202 Kelly St., Welling-
public. are welcome. Please send photos of pets only - no people! Hor- ton.
izontal photos only (no vertical photos). Photos generally will • May 5: Old Stone Church, 553 S. Main St., Amherst.
Deborah Abbott, Ph.D. is a genealogist specializing in Af- not be returned and will become property of Partners With Paws • May 8: N. Eaton Christian Church, 35895 E. Royalton Rd.,
rican American research and associated ?elds. She is a retired of Lorain County, Inc. However, you can request your photo(s) Grafton.
Professor from Tri C. Her resume is incredibly long and growing be returned by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope along • May 12: Avon Senior Center, 36786 Detroit Rd., Avon.
with her nationwide activities. The Liverpool Township Histori- with your entry and payment. • May 15: Oberlin Neighborhood Alliance Senior Enrichment
cal Society and Valley City are proud and pleased she will spend Services, 90 E. College St., Oberlin.
the evening with them. You may download the Rules and Regulations and the Entry • May 18: Wellington Fire Station #2, 202 Kelly St., Wel-
Form from their website, or re- lington.
Community Garage Sales quest them by e-mail at [email protected]. You may also call • May 19: Old Stone Church, 553 S. Main St., Amherst.
(440) 897-8696 and request them via regular mail. • May 24: Sugar Ridge Baptist Church, 36600 Sugar Ridge
Columbia Station and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Rd., N. Ridgeville.
are proud to be hosting the 4th annual Columbia Community Ga- Photos/entries may be sent via mail to: Partners With Paws, • May 26: Avon Senior Center, 36786 Detroit Rd., Avon.
rage Sales. Being a rural community, it is hard to draw shoppers Attn: Calendar, P. O. Box 277, Oberlin, OH 44074. You can also For more information on Adult Health Services, contact the
out to our garage sales. Most shoppers like to go to developments send them via e-mail to [email protected] and insert Pin-Up Lorain County General Health District at 440-322-6367, visit
or to cities where they can hit multiple sales all in the same day. Calendar in subject line, then send entry form and payment sep-, follow them on Twitter @LorainCo-
Last year we held these sales and had 100+ participating houses. arately to address shown above. Health, ?nd them on Facebook or watch them on YouTube.
We made it easier for shoppers to come to Columbia to purchase
treasures and had a huge amount of traf?c! All entries will be “blind” judged by the Partners With Paws
Board of Directors and the staff of Radio Stations WOBL &
The sale dates are scheduled for Thursday, July 13, Friday, WDLW, host to the Partners With Paws pet adoption show. The
July 14 & Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (hours may vary top 12 winning photos will win “Pet of the Month” honors and
by address). Participating houses will be available to download will receive one (1) free calendar. All “Pet of the Month” win-
& view on-line. To have your house listed, please send your ad- ners will be noti?ed by phone or e-mail asking for more detailed
dress, days and hours you will be “open” and a few items you information about their pet. All other entries will be featured
will be having in your sale to Mandie Andrews at: throughout the pages of the 2018 calendar.

[email protected]. Memorial blocks are available on the calendar for only $5
If you do not have access to email, please contact Mandie by each (?rst come/?rst served) so you can pay tribute to a special
phone at (216) 409-6668. Participation is free; please share this pet who has passed away or you can mark the date of a new pet’s
with your neighbors and friends. Deadline to list is by 12 p.m. on arrival in your family. You can also pre-order the 2018 Partners
Friday, July 7. With Paws Pet Pin-Up Calendars for only $10 each plus $4 per
calendar shipping & handling. The deadline to enter is Satur-
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS day, September 30, 2017. 100% of the proceeds from the entry
fees and the sale of the calendars will help homeless pets in and
around Lorain County. For more information, please call Lorie
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The Friends of MetroParks of Lorain County is sponsoring On Monday, April 17, at 7 p.m., The Elyria Chapter of the JVS Greenhouse opens April 24
their 12th annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, “A Murder American Association of University Women will host Dr. Todd
Has Been Renounced,” by Lee Mueller. Rambeck presenting “Coping with Your Allergies.” A meeting JVS students get ready for greenhouse opening.
will follow the program and light refreshments will be available. The Lorain County JVS Greenhouse will be open for their
Performances will be on Fridays and Saturdays, May 12-13 The meeting is at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 9685 East annual spring plant sale beginning on Monday, April 24. Nor-
and May 19-20. Seating will be at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 River Street, in Elyria. All are welcome. mal operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8-11 a.m., and
p.m. The show will be held at the Carlisle Visitor Center, located noon-1:30 p.m. on school days. The Greenhouse will be closed
at 12882 Diagonal Road, in LaGrange. LCCC Campus Visitation Days on Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5, so that students may
participate in the FFA State competition. The Greenhouse will
Tickets are $30 per person or $58 per couple. Group rates are Lorain County Community College is hosting UP-Close be open for Mother’s Day sales on Saturday, May 13, from 8
also available. For more information or to order tickets, please Campus Visitation Days now through Friday, June 16. These a.m.-noon.
call (216) 544-3865. events allow students to learn more about what the college offers A wide variety of ?owers will be available this year such as
through the University Partnership. All are welcome to attend the marigolds, petunias, geraniums and coral bells, as well as vege-
April is fine forgiveness month events, which are held on Tuesdays & Fridays. table options like tomatoes, peppers and onions. Prices will range
from $2-$25 depending on size and variety.
Whether you’re returning overdue items or you’ve been car- LCCC’s UP-Close Visitation Days offer students and families The Greenhouse is managed and operated by the students in
rying a ?ne on your library card, this is your chance to have half the chance to explore the campus and talk with admission and the Landscape and Greenhouse Management program and they
of all ?nes and fees forgiven. In April only, visit any Lorain Pub- ?nancial aid representatives. Guests can attend an LCCC Infor- look forward to serving the community during this spring sale.
lic Library System library and pay only 50% of what you owe. mation Session and then take a tour of campus. Students can also For more information, contact Beth Berthold, Instructor, at (440)
They’ll waive the other half of your balance. Remember to bring decide to take the Compass placement assessment test and com- 774-1051, ext. 22377, or at [email protected].
back your overdue materials. Restrictions apply. For more infor- plete the admissions process.
mation, call the Lorain Public Library System at 440-244-1192 Need to look at our archives?
or 1-800-322-READ (7323). LCCC is the ?rst community college in the state to offer a Visit our website at:
University Partnership. The partnership enables students to earn
“Art of the Bicycle” Art Exhibit bachelor’s and master’s degrees from any of 12 Ohio universi-
ties without leaving the LCCC campus. Students can save up to
In celebration of National Bike Week, the Elyria Arts Council $50,000 by earning their degree through the University Partner-
and Bike Elyria are proud to announce the 1st annual “Art of ship, compared to the cost of room, board and tuition at other
the Bicycle” Art Exhibit and Sale, on Saturday, May 13, through universities. To schedule your visit, please complete the form at
Saturday, May 20, at the Elyria Arts Council Gallery. or call (440) 366-4012.

Individuals, organizations and artists are welcome to show UP-Close Campus Visitation Days:
their love and appreciation of bicycling in any medium of their • Tuesday, April 18, 2 p.m., Business Building, room 207
choice: painting, drawing, fabrics, photography, clay, jewelry, • Friday, April 28, 10 a.m., iLOFT, room 220
Legos or repurposed parts of old bikes! You make it however • Tuesday, May 2, 2 p.m., Business Building, room 207
you choose to roll. Create works using the bike as a subject or • Friday, May 26, 10 a.m., iLOFT, room 220
object or the medium itself. The exhibit will start on Saturday, • Tuesday, May 30, 2 p.m., Business Building, room 207
May 13 with an opening from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. An Artist Reception • Friday, June 2, 10 a.m., iLOFT, room 220
will occur on Sunday, May 14, Mother’s Day, so bring your mom • Tuesday, June 6, 2 p.m., Business Building, room 207
along for a special treat that day. • Friday, June 16, 10 a.m., iLOFT, room 220
Lorain County Community College is located at 1005 N.
Artist drop-off will be anytime Wednesday, May 10, through Abbe Road, in Elyria.
Friday, May 12, by noon. Pick-up will be on Sunday, May 21,
11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Any sales will be passed directly to the artist. EARTH DAY April 22
Donations to EAC will be greatly appreciated.
“We didn’t inherit the Earth from our parents, we are
For any questions or additional information, please contact: borrowing it from our children.” --Chief Seattle 1788-1866
Ed Stewart at Bike Elyria at (440) 365-6784 or the Elyria arts Keep in touch with your community
Council at (440) 328-3025. The Elyria Arts Council is located at
336 Broad Street, in Elyria. For more information, call EAC at Visit:
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Page 10, RURAL-URBAN RECORD, April 17, 2017 Coconut seeks loving home “These trees provide shade in the summer and vibrant colors
throughout the fall,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Ar-
News from Eaton Township Hall Coconut is a 4-1/2 year-old bor Day Foundation. “Through the simple act of planting trees,
male Puggle mix weightin 30 one person can make a difference in helping to create a healthier
•Please contact the of?ce at (440) 748-2236 or secretary@ lbs. He has had all of his vac- and more beautiful planet for all of us to enjoy.” to request a Resident Packet with links to Resources in cines updated and is neutered.
the County/Township Coconut was brought into The trees will be shipped postpaid with enclosed planting
rescue by his previous own- instructions at the right time for planting in April or May. The
•Please visit the Facebook page for info. daily at www.face- ers due to allergies. He has a 6-12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced nice caramel colored coat and free of charge.
adorable expressive Puggle
•Local Eaton Twp. Businesses (retail & at-home) should con- face. He’s a shy boy, but once To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free
tact the secretary to be listed in the Business Listing he gets to know you he’s very trees, send a $10 contribution by April 30 to: Ten Free Shade
sweet. He loves to go for daily Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City,
•There are still some dates availability for hall rentals during walks. Coconut NE 68410, or visit
the spring. Call the secretary to schedule your family or of?ce
party. Township Hall Rentals: $50/for Eaton Township Resi- If you’d like to meet Co- Love-A-Stray at (440) 785- LCCC Presents
dents; $75 for non-residents. Lots of open dates. conut, please call Renee with 1001. Civic Orchestra Concert

•Did you know the Township will allow you to borrow 7 ta- Celebrate Arbor Day - The Lorain County Community College Arts & Humanities
bles/23 chairs to use for a party. Call the Township to reserve the help plant a tree Division’s Civic Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Satur-
tables/chairs at (440) 748-2236 (must be an Eaton Twp. Resi- day, April 22, in the Hoke Theatre of the Stocker Arts Center
dent). Families are invited to celebrate Arbor Day by participating at LCCC. The ?nal concert of the 2016-2017 season will begin
in the Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB) annual Great Ohio Planting with Music Director Robert Beckstrom conducting George Ger-
•Reminder: Notary Services are complimentary for Township Day on Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at Mohican State Park. shwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, featuring LCCC student Sean Wilkins
residents. as the soloist. With only a few weeks before his graduation, Mr.
Columbia Gas of Ohio, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Wilkins is ful?lling a life-long dream by performing his favorite
April Calendar Mohican Lodge and Conference Center, Mohican Trails Club work for piano and orchestra. According to Beckstrom, “Sean’s
4/26 - 5:30-7:30 Pond Clinic, 42110 Russia Road, Elyria and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) are in- technique and expression wonderfully come together in Gersh-
4/29 - 10 a.m. Browns Nursery Auction. viting the public to help ODNR staff and volunteers to beautify win’s unique classical-jazz vision of music.” Also on the pro-
4/29 - 10 a.m. Veterans Memorial Meeting at Eaton Twp. and enhance the Class A campground at Mohican State Park, gram are Sergei Proko?ev’s Romeo & Juliet Suite #1, Op. 64a
Hall. which was recently impacted by the emerald ash borer. To im- and Romeo & Juliet Suite #3, Op. 101. General admission for
prove the Class A campground, people will plant 108 new trees adults is $9; tickets for LCCC students, staff, children and se-
Save the Dates in honor of Arbor Day. niors 65+ are $8. Lorain County Community College is located
5/3 - 6:30 p.m. Columbia Chamber of Commerce F.O.E. at 1005 N. Abbe Road, in Elyria. The Stocker Arts Center is on
5/6 - Dumpster Days! All necessary equipment and supplies will be provided at the the campus of Lorain County Community College. Parking on
event. Staff from sponsoring agencies will be assisting volun- campus is free. Call (440) 366-4040 for more information or visit
Valley City Garden Club teers in digging holes and planting trees. In addition to tree plant-
ings, the Arbor Day celebrations will include a hike and natural-
The Valley City Garden Club will meet on Thursday, April ist-led activities for participants of all ages at the park. The event RENT ME!
20, at 7 p.m. at The Green Smith, 1340 Ridge Road, in Hinckley. will be held at the Class A campground of Mohican State Park,
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Another way to help is to donate goods, gift certi?cates or a the areas of video production, photography, drawing, painting
PTA Easter Seals Clothing Drive and other visual arts. Judging will be based on the student’s vi-
monetary donation to the cause or a team! This year, they will sual representation of the “Ag is Cool!” theme, if it accurately
The KMS/KHS PTA is having an Easter Seals clothing drive. be adding a basket raf?e, so any donations can go towards that re?ects 21st Century agriculture, use of Ohio images, creativity
Help them ?ll an Easter Seals truck with clothing, comforters, if requested. This is a grassroots effort and they look to local and quality of work.
towels, shoes, purses, etc. All donated items will be reused, re- businesses to help make this event fun and rewarding!
sold or recycled. All donations are tax-deductible. Fill a large Winners of the art contest will be recognized by the Of?ce
kitchen size garbage bag with your donation items and drop them The ?nal way to help with this amazing adventure is to show of Governor Kasich and other state of?cials at the Ohio State
off at Keystone High School on Tuesday, April 25, Wednesday, up! There will be food, fun, games and more entertainment than Fair on July 26. For additional information about the contest, a
April 26, and Thursday, April 27, from 3-7 p.m. you can think of for all ages! complete copy of the rules and entry form, visit http://www.agri. or call 614-752-9817.
Penfield Quilters annual Quilt Show Cancer touches so many people in the community and Relay
For Life is a great way to help ?ght this terrible disease. Please Furry Fashions
The Pen?eld Quilters’ 5th annual Quilt Show will be held seriously consider this request and let your neighbors, customers
on Wednesday, May 3, from 1-3 p.m. at Pen?eld Community and community know that you are joining them in the ?ght! Professional
Church, located at 40775 St. Rt. 18, in Pen?eld Township. Join Grooming
the Pen?eld Quilters for an afternoon of dessert, conversation Books and Brunch fund-raiser
and viewing of quilts. The Quilters will have a display of the Owner Suz Widdowson
quilts that they have worked on as a group, as well as personal Join the Friends of the Keystone LaGrange Community Li- OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
projects to show you. There will be sewing items available for brary for a morning of delicious food and a chance to meet four
purchase as well as a Quilt Raf?e. authors from our area. On Saturday, April 22, at 9 a.m., the au- Veterinary Approved
thors will give a short presentation followed by brunch at 10 a.m.
You are encouraged to bring your own creations to “show After brunch, you will get to meet with the authors individually. My motto has always been
off.” Please attach an index card or label to the quilt with your The event will be at the Lions’ Club Park, located at 240 Glen- to send home a cleaner, healthier
name and information that you wish to share. There is free ad- dale Street, in LaGrange.
mission to the show; donations to Wellington Well-Help will be and more stylish dog
accepted. Pen?eld Community Church is located 1/4 mile east Tickets are a donation of $10 and can be obtained by calling than came in.
of the Rt. 18 and Rt. 301 intersection. For more information, call Marilyn at (440) 355-5770; pre-sale only - no tickets at the door.
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Youth 4 Youth Organization and members of the LaGrange Unit- May 5. They are a traveling league and play May through Sep-
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make a difference for those battling cancer, this is a perfect op- please go to their website,
portunity. Last year, with help from the community, they were
able to raise over $5,000 to help the American Cancer Society. “Ag Is Cool!”
This year, the event will be held on May 19 at the Keystone High Creative Expression Contest
School Track.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has announced it will
One of the ways that you can help is to form a team of begin accepting entries for the 2017 “Agriculture is Cool!” Cre-
8-15 members and register online at ative Expression Contest. Children enrolled in school or home
grange-keystoneOH. Teams will be expected to set up a “camp” schooled in Ohio during the 2016-2017 academic year have until
with a game or activity that will be their fund-raiser. Some ex- June 5 to capture their personal interpretation of why Ohio agri-
amples are baked goods, donation of services for a donation such culture is cool for their chance to win prizes, including tickets to
as hairstyling, nail painting, massages, etc., or any type of game! the Ohio State Fair.
As members of the group run the fund-raiser, at least one mem-
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fund-raiser is what creates the money raised; no walking door to photograph, drawing or painting, will be judged in the following
age categories. One winner from each age group and category
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Grades K-2: Photography, Drawing or Painting
Grades 3-5: Video, Photography, Drawing or Painting
Grades 6-8: Video, Photography, Drawing or Painting
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How to Find the Right Replacement Factors to Consider when Choosing

Windows Carpeting

Replacing old windows Consider available fea- as double-hung windows, When the time comes to identifying the level expensive or thickest
is often a worthwhile in- tures casement windows, aw- to choose ?ooring for of traf?c in a particu- padding. However, it is
vestment for homeowners. ning windows, or slider their homes, homeown- lar room, the attributes wise to pick a pad that
Energy-ef?cient windows When replacing win- windows, would be practi- ers may be overwhelmed homeowners would like matches the type of car-
can prevent heating and dows, homeowners may cal. by the vast array of op- the carpet to have and peting you’re selecting
cooling loss and keep want to install the same tions at their disposal. any other needs that ?t and one that aligns with
homes more comfortable style windows they cur- Keep home style in mind The choice between with their lifestyles. The how you plan to use the
throughout the year. Such rently have. But the prob- A poor match between carpet and hardwood following guidelines can room. You may be able
windows also can improve lems that led to the need to windows and the style of ?ooring, laminate or tile make carpet shopping a to go with a thinner pad
a home’s resale value, replace windows may still the home can produce is a matter of personal bit easier. in low-traf?c rooms and
proving a good return on exist even when new win- unwanted changes in the preference. People have beneath dense carpeting
investment for homeown- dows are installed. When appearance of the home. long extolled the virtues Type of carpeting like berber. In high-traf?c
ers who want to upgrade replacing windows, con- Replacement windows of hardwood ?ooring, but There are many differ- rooms, choose a thicker,
their homes before putting sider energy performance should match the style and carpeting can be just as ent types of carpeting, more durable padding.
them on the market. ratings based on the loca- appearance desired. stylish and provides a some of which are best Padding prevents carpet
tions of the windows in the Expect minimal disrup- host of other bene?ts as suited to certain situa- backing and ?bers from
According to the U.S. house. To make sure they tion well. tions. For example, plush coming apart over time.
Department of Energy, make the most educated When homeowners hire and saxony carpets are It pays to invest in a pad-
homeowners might ?nd it decision, homeowners can professionals who are Carpeting insulates better in low-traf?c ar- ding that will last as well.
more cost-effective to re- investigate the solar heat good at their craft, win- rooms in the summer and eas. These carpets may
place very old and/or inef- gain coef?cient, U-factor, dow replacement projects winter, adding that extra show footprints and also Installation
?cient windows to improve visible transmittance and should not be a terrible level of protection against vacuum tracks and dirt, Select a reliable carpet
their energy ef?ciency. light-to-solar gain. Expla- inconvenience. Accord- the elements. Carpeting but they’re higher on the retailer and installer for
Such an upgrade can save nations of these ratings ing to American Window also absorbs sound in a comfort spectrum than your business. Compe-
homeowners substan- are available at Energy. Products, Inc., seasoned home. Many appreciate other types of carpet. tent installers will lay the
tial amounts of money on gov. professionals will be able the warmth and cozy feel- Berber, which is more ?at carpeting in the correct
heating and cooling costs. to complete a replacement ing of carpet, especially and dense, helps mask manner so that it will look
Don’t ignore mainte- window upgrade in a short when stepping out of bed. stains and tracks. It is beautiful and maintain its
Window replacement nance needs amount of time depending Carpeting also can in- durable in high-traf?c ar- durability for the life of the
projects can be costly, so on the size of the home crease the level of safety eas. Textured carpets product. Shop around to
it pays to get the job right Maintenance costs in- and the number of win- at home. According to the like frieze are cut from ?nd the right installer or
the ?rst time. Before be- volved with cleaning, re- dows being replaced. Carpet and Rug Institute, ?bers of different heights, even do the work yourself
ginning a window replace- pairs and painting can Replacing windows can carpeting makes areas of so they mask stains and if you feel capable.
ment project, homeowners add up. When shopping be a costly task, but one play safer and may also are also softer on the feet Take time when shop-
should research which for windows, consider the that will provide a more reduce the severity of an than berber. ping for carpeting, which
windows will meet their amount of maintenance energy ef?cient home that injury in the event of a fall. is a substantial invest-
speci?c needs, learning they will need. Wood- can help homeowners Padding ment that can last for
the subtleties between ?n- framed windows may re- save money in the long Today, there are many Padding can impact many years if the right
ishes and features, as well quire more upkeep than run. different types of car- the way carpeting feels material is chosen and in-
as comparing prices for the aluminum, ?berglass or peting available. Select- and how long it lasts. It stalled correctly.
windows and installation. vinyl. Also, consider if cer- ing the right carpeting isn’t always necessary
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Is it Time to Update your Home’s Create Drama with Bold Paint
Electrical System?

The invisible systems These devices may con- the outlets linked on one Painting is one of the wise mundane like to switch out the col-
in a home often are taken tinually cause power wire). Tripping a circuit easiest and least expen- areas, such as ors now and again. Instead
for granted. When such outages in the house, breaker is a safety mea- sive ways to transform the the back wall of of having to repaint every
systems are working as such as tripping the cir- sure to prevent the wire look of a space. Paint col- a cupboard or few months, use decora-
expected, daily life moves cuit breaker or popping a from becoming over- ors can dramatically change moldings and tive items in bright shades
along smoothly. Howev- fuse. heated and causing a the mood and the design of trim. to make swapping out color
er, when a system goes ?re. However, in some a home. And depending on that much easier. For ex-
awry, it can negatively When it comes time to old systems, the circuit a homeowner’s goals, paint · Try bold in ample, replace area rugs,
impact routines and may update the electrical sys- breaker will not trip, and can make a statement or a small space. throw pillows and draperies.
create a dangerous home tem, it is always best to this can be problematic. blend into the background. Many people Paint over terra cotta ?ower
environment. This is es- work with licensed and are surprised at pots when the mood strikes.
pecially true when some- bonded electricians who Rewiring a home is an- Many people are now how well bold
thing goes wrong with a have the expertise to work other step. Wire insula- looking to bold colors to colors work in · Establish balance. Rely
home’s electrical system. with electrical wiring with- tion can deteriorate over make spaces stand out. But small spaces. on neutral furniture, rugs,
out getting injured. This is time, and new wires may choosing a paint color can Powder rooms can be an moldings and baseboards if
Faulty wiring is a lead- not a do-it-yourself type of be needed. This can be be challenging. Homeown- ideal spot to experiment you decide to take bold col-
ing cause of residential job since it requires spe- messy and time-consum- ers looking to update walls with paint colors. Try deep ors up a notch. This will help
?res. Many homeowners, cialized training. ing, but it’s a small price and complement decor may colors that can make the create a sense of balance in
particularly those who live to pay for safety. When want to look at some of the area seem intimate and the room.
in older homes, might be Electricians likely will rewiring an electrician more impactful colors that even exotic. Dark, bold hues
living in properties that recommend upgrading also may suggest new Pantone indicates will be can be toned down by differ- Painting is a fun way to
have outdated electrical the electrical panel to outlets. Many home build- popular for the 2017 sea- ent accents, such as neutral experiment with color. Many
systems. The experts at bring more power from ing codes now require son. Primrose Yellow, Lapis colored ?xtures and towels. homeowners are not hes-
Lowes ProServices state the utility poles into the outlets with ground fault Blue, Flame, Pink Yarrow, itant to use bold shades of
that having old wiring and/ home. This can include interruptors, or GFIs, in and Greenery are some of · Go bold in the kitchen. color when they learn the
or insuf?cient amperage replacing the existing me- kitchens, bathrooms and the more eye-catching se- Incorporate a splash of color right techniques. And be-
in a house can endan- ter and circuit breaker box other rooms exposed lections. Once colors are in the kitchen without going cause paint is an inexpen-
ger residents. It also may to allow it to handle more to moisture. Some old- selected, consider these overboard. Try an appliance sive option for making over
damage appliances and power or replacing items er homes may not even guidelines for using bolder or design ?xture in a bright a room, homeowners who
make it dif?cult to sell a that are obsolete or dan- have three-pronged out- colors in room designs. shade. Or paint the inside ?nd they do not like a par-
property in the future. gerous. lets, so this will necessi- of the cabinets in your fa- ticular color can easily paint
tate an update as well. · Decide how big an im- vorite color and install glass over it with a new color.
It can be dif?cult to Many older homes are pact you want to make. Are inserts in the cabinet doors
gauge exactly when to only capable of handling Electrical systems are you looking for color over- so that everyone gets a
overhaul an electrical sys- a minimum number of the heart of a home, de- load or just a small focal peek of the color beyond. A
tem. Unless circuits rou- amps, utilizing just a few livering power where it is point of vivid color? Remem- neutral kitchen also can be
tinely trip or lights often circuits. But nowadays, needed. It is essential to ber, using bold color doesn’t brightened up with the use
dim, homeowners may when homeowners have keep such systems up-to- mean every wall must be of silverware, dishes, pots
put off the work. But de- far more electronics in date so they can handle lathered in that hue. Instead, and pans, and other kitchen
grading wires or overex- their homes than they the power demands of select one wall to serve as items featured in bold hues.
tended circuitry can pose once did, increased de- everyday life. an accent point and use that
a ?re risk, so it is best to mand on electricity can spot as your bold color dis- · Stick to boldness on in-
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How to Plant a Tree for The Bene?ts of Backyard Koi Ponds

Successful Growth Koi ponds can make tice eventually Another bene?t of koi setting up some natural
for beautiful additions to caught on in ponds is that they create a barriers, homeowners can
More sunlight and warm temperatures frequently inspire landscaped backyards Japan. The miniature ecosystem with- avoid unwanted predators
homeowners to spend more time in the great outdoors or home gardens. While ?sh started to in the yard. When stocked from disturbing their koi
during spring and summer. many people are drawn to breed and form with aquatic plants and ponds.
koi ponds because of their slight color other ?sh that can help
Outdoor projects often top homeowners’ to-do lists in aesthetic appeal, there are variations. Koi, keep mosquito larvae and Koi ponds also provide
spring and summer, with gardens and landscapes taking many additional reasons often referred other parasites at bay, some psychological bene-
center stage. Planting more trees around the yard is one for homeowners to consid- to as “Nishiki- they can sustain them- ?ts. The sound of the wa-
popular project that can improve property value and bene?t er installing koi ponds in goi,” are actu- selves quite nicely. Ponds ter can be soothing and re-
the environment. their backyards. ally descen- also can attract birds and laxing. Sitting by the pond
dants of the bene?cial insects, such as may help alleviate stress,
Why plant trees? Ponds and water gar- common carp, butter?ies and dragon?ies. as unwinding next to a
There are plenty of reasons to plant trees. Trees provide a dens can transform yards though the koi By implementing straight pond and watching the ?sh
natural form of shade, reducing air temperature by blocking rather quickly. Ponds can of today are more brightly vertical walls on the pe- swim by can help individu-
the sun’s rays. This can reduce reliance on air conditioning add appeal to otherwise hued and ornamental ?sh rimeter of the pond and als decompress.
systems and make it more comfortable to spend time out- mundane yards and pro- than carp.
doors during the summer. vide eye-catching, relaxing Homeowners who have
North Carolina State University College of Agriculture & spots to sit and enjoy the Koi can become a koi ponds may also ben-
Life Sciences says trees absorb and block noise and reduce scenery. low-maintenance fami- e?t socially from these
glare. They also can trap dust, pollen and smoke. Trees also ly pet. These ?sh tend to eye-catching additions to
absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses from Koi ponds have recent- grow accustomed to hav- their landscapes. Home-
the air. One large tree can supply a day’s worth of oxygen ly fallen into a favor with ing people around, and will owners may connect with
for as many as four people, while also storing 13 pounds of homeowners in North often interact with visitors others who share their
carbon per year. America, but these pop- at the surface of the water. passion for koi and water
ular water features date It’s not unusual to have koi features. This opens up
Getting started back several centuries to beg for food or take food the opportunity to share
Visit a garden center or nursery and select a tree that will Asia. Centuries ago, Chi- from a person’s hand. the landscape and pond
be hardy in your planting zone. Choosing native trees can nese rice farmers began They also may tolerate with others, building new
increases the likelihood that the new tree will adapt to its sur- keeping carp in their rice some light handling. friends and relationships
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Tools of the Home How Building Permits Protect Homeowners

Renovator’s Trade You are thinking of mak- you will need before the run. Safeguarding against suming endeavor.
ing a major renovation to project can begin. Permits poor workmanship means Permits protect against
Home renova- your home. Perhaps it’s are necessary whether a homeowners can feel con-
tion projects can be time to create that master homeowner is doing the ?dent in the work being ?nes
both exciting and bedroom suite you long work or hiring an outside done. Sometimes work goes
tricky. Do-it-your- have admired or install contractor. as planned even for
selfers are inspired that wrap-around porch? Permits reduce the homeowners who did not
by designs show- What is the ?rst thing that Due to the cost and time likelihood of costly obtain the necessary per-
cased in maga- should be done before involved with securing per- mits. However, years later,
zines, websites and getting down to business? mits, some homeowners mistakes when other work needs to
their own communi- skip this step so they can As inspectors go through be done, inspectors may
ties. When DIY enthusiasts see a design they like, it’s The correct way to begin begin a project promptly. their checklists, they may discover homeowners
understandable that they may want to emulate these a home remodeling project However, this can end up notice things that were never secured proper per-
looks at home. is to obtain the necessary being a costly mistake. done incorrectly and will mits and inspections years
permits for the job. Many Permits might seem like a offer advice about how to earlier, leading to ?nes.
Remodeling is one of the larger DIY undertakings, municipalities request indi- nuisance, but they actual- mend the problem before Furthermore, if work is
and it goes beyond simple carpentry. Considering viduals obtain permits for ly protect homeowners in it becomes a larger head- done without a permit and
demolition, reconstruction, electrical, plumbing, and a range of work on homes various ways. ache. If left unchecked, an an accident occurs, any
masonry work may be part of the DIY package, home- or other structures, such electrical error could lead damages or injuries may
owners who are thinking about renovations must ?rst as of?ce buildings. Per- Permits ensure safe to a ?re or another danger- not be covered by a home-
stock up on the tools and other supplies of the trade. mits are generally required workmanship ous situation. Repairs that owner’s insurance policy.
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Expect the Unexpected Pitch in and save $$$ How to Fix that
Sticking Door
when Renovating a Home improvement projects can be expensive. While the
size and complexity of a project will affect how expensive Nearly everyone has experienced a sticking door that just will
Home the project is, homeowners can expect to shell out a pretty not close properly. This problem may become more noticeable
penny when they renovate or remodel areas of their home. when temperatures rise and humidity contributes to the swelling
According to projections released in 2015 by Harvard Uni- of wood doors and frames.
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ber of people in the United States planned to renovate their owners looking to connect with home improvement, main- According to The Family Handyman, a home improvement
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estimated that spending remodeling project costs $9,348, while the average home ad- to remove the door and pare down the edges that are rubbing
on remodeling and repairs dition costs slightly less than $41,000. But renovation-mind- so that the door will once again swing freely. While this can
in 2016 would climb 8.6 ed homeowners need not reconsider their commitment to solve the problem, it can be a hassle, as it requires re?nishing
percent to $310 billion, a remodeling, as there are various ways to cut the costs asso- the pared-down edge and rehanging the door. Try these short-
?gure that is close to the ciated with home improvement projects. cuts ?rst before creating more work than might be necessary.
peak reached in 2006.
One such way is for homeowners to pitch in and do some · Identify the problem area and rub it with a dry bar of soap.
While it is still too soon of the work themselves. Calculating labor costs can be dif?- This should reduce friction and allow the door to close more
to tabulate all of the ?g- cult, as such costs can vary greatly depending on the project, easily.
ures from 2016, a quick the contractor and the amount of hired help that contractor
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cates renovations have will account for anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of the over- conditioning unit.
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country. And one only can save themselves substantial amounts of money by doing · Check for loose hinges or sagging around the hinge. Tighten
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Renovations can impede on daily activities and cause a owners’ expected labor contributions are clearly de?ned in · Look for obstructions at the bottom of the door. Is the door
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Create Kid-Friendly Addressing Spring Ant Dos and Don’ts for

Spaces at Home Problems Second-?oor Laundry

Maintaining a home that is welcoming and kid-friendly The return of warm weather in the spring often marks Rooms
can be challenging. Kids are full of energy and oftentimes the return of animals and insects as well. The spring
put fun ahead of tidiness. But no matter how energetic season is a popular time for insects to mate and build Laundry can be a cumbersome chore. In homes with
their youngsters are, parents can still employ several nests. This also may be a time when homeowners see more than one story, clothes are put in a hamper, car-
strategies to ensure their homes are both sophisticated ant “swarms” in or around their homes. ried down to the washer and dryer, where they are then
and child-friendly. cleaned, dried, folded, and taken back upstairs to be put
Ants and termites are social creatures, and when away. The entire process can be inef?cient, which may
· Consider an open ?oor plan. Rooms that ?ow into one their colonies become too large, ?ying ants will spread contribute to why so many people delay doing laundry for
another make it easier to keep tabs on children. Such out in search of new territories and to establish new as long as possible.
rooms also allow residents and guests to mingle in sepa- queens. This mobility may also be coupled with an in-
rate rooms but not be too far away from one another. creasing number of ants marching on the ground and As unenjoyable as it can be, doing laundry is a necessi-
scaling walls. ty. Fresh clothing not only looks and smells good, it is es-
· Choose washable fabrics. Upholstery will need to sential to personal hygiene. One way to make the process
stand up to the abuse kids can dish out. Sofas and chairs Although many species of of doing laundry go more smoothly is to consider moving
with slipcovers can be advantageous because many slip- ants are harmless, homeown- the location of the laundry area. According to the Nation-
covers can be easily removed and laundered. Patterned ers do not want to see ants al Association of Home Builders, more homeowners are
fabrics will hide some stains, while treated fabrics may re- inside their homes - es- moving their laundry rooms upstairs so they don’t have to
sist liquid spills for easier cleanup. pecially in large numbers. transport laundry baskets up and down the stairs.
The following strategies
· Create a catch-all spot. Special bins or other orga- can help homeowners address Before moving their laundry rooms, homeowners should
nizational tools in the entryway can help to cull clutter ant infestations this spring. take steps to safeguard their homes, and that may involve
when children come in the house from school or play. Be ?nding the ideal location for the new room. Find space for
sure the keep cubbies, containers and coat hooks at a · Identify the type of ant around an upstairs laundry room and then consult with an engi-
child-friendly height. your property. Consult with online neer to be sure that the plan is feasible. An engineer and
guides or books to identify the species an architect can assess if a home is structurally sound
· Look for high-traf?c rugs. Rugs designed for high-traf?c of ant on your property. Knowing which enough to handle the weight and vibration of an upstairs
areas will be more forgiving when children march across species of ant is in or around your home can help you laundry.
them several times per day. There are no rules that say address the problem more effectively.
you can’t bring an outdoor rug inside, and these rugs tend One of the biggest concerns with regard to moving
to be easier to clean. · Create a food trap. Ants are attracted to various a laundry room upstairs is the fear of ?ooding or leaks.
food sources, such as fats, sweets and proteins. Mix- There are certain steps to take to minimize these risks.
· Ensure there is plenty of seating. Sectionals give chil- ing a very small amount of a food with boric acid can Experts advise installing an easily accessible water shut-
dren ample room to spread out. And ample seating en- help control ant populations. Ants will bring tainted off valve. Turn off the valve when the washer is not in use.
sures there is enough room for kids to invite their friends food back to their colonies and perish. Also, steel-braided washer hoses are more sturdy than
over to hang out. standard hoses and are less likely to burst. Homeowners
· Keep a clean house. Use vinegar, soap and wa- also can place the washer in a drain pan, which will catch
· Think outside pink and blue. For children’s rooms, ter to clean areas where ants are seen. Many leave a over?owing water and drain it through a pipe. Some areas
make sure they’re colorful, but consider other hues to give scent trail of pheromones to tell others where to go for may require a ?oor drain as an alternative.
the rooms some personality. Focus on a hobby or activity a food source.
and borrow the color scheme from the accessories used Homeowners also must recognize that noise can be a
for decorating. · Treat carpenter ants at the source. Carpenter ants problem with upstairs laundry rooms. Front-loading ap-
will not bring back food to the nest. Instead, sprinkle pliances may cause more vibration and movement than
· Hang whimsical artwork. Employ framing and lighting diatomaceous earth, or DE, around outdoor nests to top-loaders. However, some front-loaders are designed to
to make kids’ artwork look like professional pieces. Rou- eradicate colonies. be quiet. Antivibration pads may help with vibration issues.
tinely change the pictures when a new look is desired.
· Work with an exterminator. If home remedies do Before moving their laundry rooms, homeowners should
· Designate a place for play. Devote an entire room or not work, consult with a trained exterminator. consult with contractors to ensure things go smoothly.
a nook in a house for imaginative play. Store toys here so
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Steps to a More 3 ways to Tackle Spring Prevent Stairway

Organized, Functional Cleaning Projects in a Injuries

Garage Single Weekend Stairs are a necessity in many homes. While stairs
serve a practical purpose, they also have the potential
Organization can help homeowners transform their Spring cleaning is an annual rite of passage in many to be dangerous.
homes into less cramped, more spacious oases without households. Because winter weather tends to encourage
forcing them to ?nance potentially expensive expansion people to stay indoors more than they would during other According to the National Safety Council, more than
projects. times of the year, clutter can slowly but surely accumu- one million injuries result each year from stairway falls.
late in a home over the course of a typical winter. That Staircase and stairway accidents constitute the second
Homeowners who park in their driveways may ?nd that makes spring cleaning a necessity. leading cause of accidental injury, second only to motor
their garages have become crowded, cluttered spaces in vehicle accidents. Each year, there are 12,000 stairway
which searching for tools can feel like scouring a hay- Few homeowners likely enjoy spring cleaning. The accident deaths. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing
stack in search of a needle. Organizing a garage can cre- warm weather associated with the arrival of spring makes Corporation states that a large portion of Canadians who
ate extra room in a home while affording homeowners many people who have spent the previous months in- visit hospitals after a fall on or from stairs or steps in their
the chance to protect their vehicles from the elements. doors less than enthusiastic about spending a spring homes are seniors (men and women age 65 years or
Homeowners who want to turn their garages into some- weekend indoors cleaning and clearing away a season’s older).
thing more than cluttered storage units can employ the worth of clutter. But homeowners who organize their
following strategies to transform these largely overlooked spring cleaning projects can ensure such efforts take just However, many stairway falls can be prevented with
areas into more valuable spaces. a weekend or less. some simple planning.

· Choose the right day. Garages tend to be separate 1. Enlist the whole family. · Install sturdy handrails. A common contributor to
from the rest of the homes they’re a part of, meaning the Chances are everyone who lives in the home can lay stairway falls is a failure to use handrails. Sturdy hand-
only way to organize a garage is to ?rst remove all items claim to some of the dirt, grime and clutter that built up rails can decrease fall rates. Even if a person slips, he
from the garage and into the driveway. Because items re- over the winter. So it only makes sense that everyone or she may be able to prevent the fall by grabbing on to
moved from the garage will be exposed to the elements, then pitches in to clean the home come springtime. the handrails and regaining some of his or her balance.
homeowners should choose a day that’s temperate and Parents and heads of household can delegate tasks to
sunny to clean their garages. If possible, homeown- everyone, incentivizing cooperation with the promise of · Rely on highlighters or friction strips. According to a
ers should opt to organize their garages in late spring, rewards if the cleaning is completed in a single weekend. study titled “Safety on stairs: In?uence of a tread edge
summer or early fall when there are additional hours of highlighter and its position,” by Richard J. Foster, fall risk
daylight. This protects homeowners from having to work 2. Clear your schedule. may be reduced by using a highlighter positioned ?ush
in the dark should the job take longer than they initially Another way for homeowners to ensure their spring with the tread edge. This helps make stairs more visible,
anticipated. cleaning projects are started and ?nished in a single particularly for those with impairedvision.
weekend is to clear their schedules for the entire week-
· Discard or donate duplicate items. Duplicate items are end. Homeowners who expect to spend part of their day · Improve lighting on staircases. Failure to see steps
some of the main culprits behind cluttered garages. As away from home and still ?nish their spring cleaning proj- may contribute to falls as well. Staircases should be well
garages gradually become more cluttered, homeowners ects will likely ?nd the job un?nished come Sunday night. lit so that residents and guests know where to step. Sub-
may buy tools they already have simply because they When planning a spring cleaning weekend, schedule tle foot-level lighting can be installed to make it easier for
cannot ?nd their original tools. When organizing the ga- projects for a weekend when you have no prior commit- people who frequently use steps at night.
rage, create separate piles for duplicate tools, placing ments or plan far enough in advance that you can avoid
still-useful items in a pile that can be donated to neigh- making plans on a given weekend. While it might not · Use slip-resistant materials. Slip-resistant surface
bors, local charities or organizations and another pile for make for the most eventful weekend, it will greatly in- material acceptable for normal ?oors should work on
old tools that are no longer useful. crease your chances of getting everything cleaned and stair treads. Loose rugs should not be placed at the top
cleared out in two days. or bottom of the landing. Outdoors, rough ?nishes are
· Host a garage sale. Homeowners who want to orga- recommended, particularly on stairs that are subject to
nize their garages and make a buck at the same time can 3. Do your homework. getting wet.
host garage sales. Make only those items that are still Homeowners who want to complete their spring clean-
functional available for purchase, and let neighbors and ing in a single weekend should do their homework with · Improve step geometry. If slips and falls frequently
bargain hunters do the bulk of your organization work for regard to ?nding local recycling centers or charitable or- occur on a particular staircase, consider the relationship
you. ganizations to whom they intend to donate items. Many between the rise and the run, advises the Canadian
charitable organizations will come to private homes to Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. The National
· Designate areas of the garage for certain items. Once pick up donations, but such pickups often must be ar- Building Code of Canada says that, within a staircase,
the items that won’t be going back into the garage have ranged in advance rather than on the morning of the day treads should have a uniform run and tread depth that
been sold, donated or discarded, organize the garage by homeowners want items to be taken away. In addition, does not vary more than 0.5 to 1 cm. Steep steps with
designating areas for certain items, making sure to sepa- if recycling will be a part of your spring cleaning efforts, high risers and/or short treads can increase the risk of
rate items that can pose safety risks. For example, store familiarize yourself with the weekend hours of nearby re- falls.
kids’ bicycles and outdoor toys in a corner of the garage cycling plants so you can drop items off on your cleaning
that is opposite the corner where potentially dangerous weekend instead of leaving them lying around to be do- · Clear away clutter. One easy way to prevent falls is to
items such as power tools and gas cans will be stored. nated later. keep stairs free of clutter. This means removing shoes,
Keep the center of the garage open for vehicles. Spring cleaning might not make for the most enjoyable toys and other belongings that may be left on stairs or
way for homeowners to spend a weekend. But planning landings.
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who are comfortable parking their vehicles in their drive- them can help homeowners tackle their spring cleaning Many falls on stairs can be prevented by being mindful
ways can improve their chances of maintaining organized projects in a single weekend. of certain risk factors.
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The Bene?ts of Hiring Professional 3 Tips to Prepare to Sell your Home

Contractors According to Realtor. that were upgraded from In addition, a home full of
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inspired many homeown- friends or neighbors) won’t home. While a good home If it’s in the budget, hire that the home was not well
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and remodeling projects and error and are therefore of year, homeowners might to ?x any problematic land-
on their own. DIY projects more likely than DIYers to themselves. In addition, ?nd the buyers’ pool is scaping or address any is- 3. Eliminate odors.
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have embraced the DIY for that are many, ranging green thumbs can tackle that might be circulating
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ple popular home renova- can draw up ideas for dating. 2. Conquer interior Because windows tend to
tion television shows make projects that homeown- tors buy in bulk. So while clutter. stay closed throughout the
remodeling projects ap- ers might otherwise never Because spring is such winter, interior odors can
pear, homeowners should have thought up on their labor costs might be lower a popular time to sell a Clutter has a way of ac- be even stronger come
know that such undertak- own. Homeowners without home, homeowners who cumulating over the winter, late-winter than they are
ings are far more dif?cult speci?c ideas in mind can on DIY projects, the cost of want to put their homes when people tend to spend during the rest of the year.
than they appear on tele- ask contractors to come on the market should use more time indoors than A thorough cleaning of the
vision. Homeowners who up with various scenarios materials can offset those winter as an opportunity they do throughout the house, including vacuum-
overestimate their abilities before committing to a par- to prepare their homes for rest of the year. Homeown- ing and removal of any pet
and the time they have to ticular one. Veteran con- savings. the prying eyes of prospec- ers who want to put their hair that accumulated over
complete projects can cost tractors can draw on years tive buyers. The following homes on the market in the winter, can help to re-
themselves substantial of experience to create Resale value tips can help homeown- spring won’t have the lux- move odor. In the weeks
amounts of money. In fact, designs that DIYers might ers during the pre-selling ury of waiting until spring to leading up to the open
there are a variety of rea- be incapable of coming up Many homeowners preparation process. do their “spring” cleaning, house, bathe pets more
sons homeowners might with and/or incapable of so start clearing any clutter frequently, using a sham-
want to work with profes- seeing through to comple- renovate their homes 1. Address the exterior out in winter, even resolving poo that promotes healthy
sional contractors when tion. of the home. to make an effort to prevent skin so pet dander is not as
tackling home improve- with eyes on improving its accumulation through- prevalent. Open windows
ment projects. Cost Winter can be harsh on out winter. Just like buy- when the weather allows
Conventional wisdom the resale value of those a home’s exterior, so as ers are impressed by curb so more fresh air comes
Experience suggests it’s less expen- winter winds down, home- appeal, they are turned off into the home.
A trial and error approach sive to do something your- homes. But if homeown- owners who want to sell by clutter. The Appraisal In- Spring is a popular and
can work with various proj- self than to hire someone their homes should make stitute suggests homeown- potentially lucrative time
ects and problems. But else to do it for you, but ers want to showcase a an effort to address any- ers clear clutter out of their to sell a home, and home-
applying such an approach that’s not necessarily true thing that might negative- homes before appraisers owners who spend winter
to home improvement proj- of home improvement proj- newly remodeled kitchen ly affect their homes’ curb visit, and the same ap- preparing their homes for
ects is risky and potentially ects. Labor costs typically appeal. A study of homes proach can be applied to the market may reap even
dangerous, not to mention account for a substantial when selling their homes, in Greenville, S.C., from re- open houses. Buyers, like greater rewards.
costly. Experienced pro- amount of professionally searchers at Clemson Uni- appraisers, see cluttered
fessional contractors with contracted projects, but they should be prepared versity found that the value homes as less valuable.
strong track records (seek homeowners can cut those of homes with landscapes
for prospective buyers to

ask who worked on the

project. Fearing potential

problems down the road,

some buyers might be put

off by homes that were re-

modeled by DIYers and not

professional contractors.

Renovating a home on

your own can be a reward-

ing project for homeown-

ers. But it’s important that

homeowners recognize

the many bene?ts of work-

ing with professional con-

tractors before making any

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BRUSH AND YARD WASTE host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 7, RURAL-URBAN RECORD, April 17, 2017 Page 23
Yard waste is now being accepted. Place yard waste in brown from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 702 Erie Street. The
bags and put them next to your trash carts on Friday mornings. menu includes pancakes, sausage and eggs. Cost for the break- Grafton Village History Association
Brush pick-up will be on Wednesdays when weather permits, be- fast is $7 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under and children 3 and
ginning April 19. under eat free. Proceeds from the breakfast are used by the Holy Another sign ‘Spring has Sprung,’ Easter has come and gone.
Name Society to support church and community programs. Next up is our Bicentennial Open House event at Grafton United
ESSENTIAL OILS Methodist, Life Church and Our Lady Queen of Peace on Sun-
The Friends of the Grafton-Midview Library is sponsoring a SUMMER LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED day, April 23, from 2-5 p.m.
program open to all on the use of essential oils. It will be held Volunteers are needed for the summer lunch program which
Wednesday evening, April 19, from 6-8 p.m. in the library. Learn runs June 12-August 4, from noon-1 p.m. If you can help, please Here is a brief review of their little known history:
how to easily incorporate essential oils into your daily routine. A call, email, or stop into the Grafton-Midview Library. Father Haulk wrote in 1835, “A frame church was built in
workshop on how to make essential oil diffuser necklaces will ‘La Porte’ (just north of Grafton). St. John of the Cross was the
be open to Friends members only in May. The Friends group is District Science Winners ?rst Catholic church building between Cleveland and Sandusky.
accepting new members. Stop by the circulation desk. A mission church, it was served by circuit riding Father John
St. Jude eighth grade student Dylan Gonzalez stands by his Su- Dillon and others, who celebrated Mass one day and preached to
EARTH DAY CLEAN-UP perior science project at the Mohican District Science Day. neighborhood Protestants the next day.
The Village of Grafton will be sponsoring a village wide A 26 ft. addition was added as the mission grew rapidly with
clean-up day to coincide with Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. Students at St. Jude School had a successful visit to the Mo- the Irish immigrants who ?ed the potato famine in Ireland and
There will be dumpsters and a shredding truck available at the hican District Science Day that was held at Ashland University the Polish and Germans arriving to work in the quarries and on
former Grafton Elementary School, 1111 Elm Street, from 9 a.m. on March 25. Eighth grade students Dylan Gonzalez and Andrew the railroads.
until noon. Must show proof of residency by showing a utility Klein received superior rankings for their science fair projects. In 1862, with 30 mission families living two miles away in
bill or a current driver’s license with a Grafton address. No haz- Their success earned them a trip to the State Science Day which Rawsonville, Bishop Rappe made Rawsonville an of?cial parish
ardous waste, such as tires and batteries, will be accepted. will be held at the Ohio State University in May. In addition, and told Pastor Thomas Halley, “Organize a Catholic Parish in
Andrew also received the Geology Club award for his project. Rawsonville and abandon or move the LaPorte building.”
GRAFTON CHURCHES OPEN HOUSES Eighth grade student Ashley Hoge and seventh grade students Rev. Halley bought four lots on Erie Street (Block 2, lots 28,
Area churches have played an important role in the history of Gabby Davis, Chris Hansen and Owen Volney received ratings 29, 30, 31). In 1865, Rev. Halley and many parishioners hauled
Grafton. As part of the bicentennial celebration, the churches in of excellent for their projects. the small, weatherworn St. John’s down the road to Lot 29 with-
Grafton will host open houses on Sunday, April 23. Scheduled to out any damage to the building, not even the arched ceiling. A
participate are Our Lady Queen of Peace, Grafton United Meth- The hallways are quiet this week as Midview students and small house on Lot 31 would be the rectory.
odist Church and Life Church. See the churches and learn of their staff are on spring break until Monday, April 24. I hope everyone With stone available from the quarries, plus sand from the
histories in Grafton. has the chance to relax as we prepare for the end of the school river, Father Halley only needed to move it to the site. Father
year. announced a prize to the one, who the next morning would bring
SHREK THE MUSICAL the ?rst load of sand. Mr. Washington went out that evening,
The Midview High School Drama Club will present “Shrek Also, on April 24 at 6:30 p.m., we are hosting “Digital Dan- loaded his wagon with sand and hid it behind the barn. At day-
the Musical” Friday-Sunday, April 28-30, in the Kubuski Gym. ger,” a presentation for parents that aims to decrease the misuse break when the other men were whipping up their horses racing
of social media by teenagers, including sexting, harassment and down to the river, they met Mr. Washington coming up, placidly
GGP BROWN BAG LUNCH MEETING cyberbullying. The presentation will be at Midview High School. driving his team with a loaded wagon. Needless to say, he got the
The May quarterly meeting of the Greater Grafton Partnership prize. The church was dedicated in 1871.
will be on Tuesday, May 2, at noon in the community room of Topics will include: For 20 years, the tower just cleared the roof and had no bel-
the Grafton Health, Fitness & Events Center. Bring a lunch with • Trends in teen and tween social media use fry. During a renovation in the 1890’s, the tower was ?nished.
you and learn about social media marketing. The guest speakers • Anonymous app trends Hoisting heavy stones was done by a horse drawn cable pulled
are Lindsay Sims, owner of Lauren Loft Social (a digital mar- • The newest in digital dangers, such as live video streaming around a central revolving post (winch and capstan) easing the
keting agency) and Lisa Hutson, Director of the Small Business apps and camou?age apps men’s burden.
Development Centers at Lorain County Community College. All • Digital parent tips This stone building, originally built stone by stone by dedicat-
businesses and organizations in Grafton and surrounding areas • When and how to involve law enforcement ed parishioners with little money, was entered into the National
are invited to send representatives. Guests are welcome. Please I encourage all parents, but especially those of middle and Register of Historic Places on March 26, 1976. To be continued...
RSVP by April 25 to Lynn Morgan of Spa-B through her email, high school students, to attend this important presentation and Tidbit: April 1900 - Frank Hueber has ?tted his store for an
[email protected]. learn how to keep children safe on social media. Have a great extensive ice cream and soda business. Such a neat and attractive
week! place will offer large inducements to lovers of soda. Howard &
ANNUAL BOOK SALE Dr. Bruce Willingham, Superintendent, (440) 748-5353 Pfeiffer have had an ice cream parlor arranged in their store.
There will be a book sale at the Grafton-Midview Library Doris Wildenheim 926-2956
during library hours Tuesday, May 2, through Saturday, May 6. Dancing with the Middies event
Come and browse gently used books and media, hardcovers and Summer Horse Camp
paperbacks, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, magazines, coloring books The Midview Compass Committee presents an evening of
and many other items. The sale is being sponsored by the Friends dance, food and fund-raising! Dancing with the Middies is a red The volunteers at Angels Haven Horse Rescue are once again
of the Grafton-Midview Library and raises funds for programs. carpet event featuring some of Midviews’ ?nest teachers, admin- offering their summer horse camp for children ages 5-16. If your
istrators and community members participating in a “Dancing child is interested in horses and learning hands on, riding and
ARTASTIC FEST with the Stars” style dance competition. Come vote for your horse related projects, this is a great opportunity.
The annual ARTastic Fest will be held on Thursday, May 4, favorites!
from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Midview High School, in the Kubuski The ?rst session of the summer runs June 5-9 (other sessions
Gymnasium. Artwork will be on display from Midview students Included is a full meal, soft drinks, entertainment, red carpet available are:June 19-23, July 10-14, July 24-28 and August
in grades preschool through 12th. The senior art students from entry and raf?es, for only $30. Add “Open Bar” to your ticket 7-11). They run one week long from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday
the high school will have their art collections displayed. Face and pay just $40. This event is on Saturday, May 6, at 6 p.m. through Friday. Camp takes place at Evergreen Farm/Angels Ha-
painting will be available and an Imagination Station will be Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Nest at Grey Hawk, 665 US ven Horse Rescue, located at 13297 Durkee Road, in Grafton.
open for make it and take it projects. Entry to the show is free, Grant St., in LaGrange. They have limited spaces available and they are booking up fast,
however donations will be accepted at the door. All donations go so call as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
to help fund a scholarship for a qualifying Midview senior. For tickets and more information, call Faye at (440) 343-
8231, or email Jill at [email protected]. There are raf?e tickets to purchase for a chance to win a com-
HOLY NAME SOCIETY PANCAKE BREAKFAST plimentary week of camp for one child. Tickets are $5 each.
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Father/Mother Events at Midview To register for programs, call 440-926-3317 or visit the library at 983 Main Street. Library
hours are: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5
Midview East ladies with their fathers at a special school dance. p.m. You can also register by visiting our website at Most library programs
require registration.
A Midview East mom joins her son for a special game night gym was alive with young
at the school. ladies and their fathers Kindergarten Kick-off - Looking for ways to prepare a child for kindergarten? By conducting
dancing to music and en- a one-on-one kindergarten readiness screening, we can provide tips to help boost kindergarten and
The students at Mid- night out with their father joying light refreshments. reading readiness skills over the coming summer months. Screenings are offered throughout the
view East Intermediate and/or mother. On the On Thursday night, April entire month of April at area child care centers. Please call (440) 926-3317 to arrange a screening
School enjoyed a special evening of March 31, the 6, many of the young gen- at the library.
tlemen of Midview East
enjoyed playing board Chick Hatching - Monday, April 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Chicks are coming to GMPL! Join us for a
games, guitar hero and presentation from Bring the Farm to You, and learn all about chicks and their life cycles. For three
shooting hoops with their weeks, we will watch them grow from egg to adorable chick! Look for the hatching about May 8
mothers. These events are or 9.
annual fund-raisers for the
student council. A good Inspirational Book Club - Tuesday, April 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Join the group with facilitator Peg-
time was had by all. The gy Wyar for April’s pick, Safely Home, by Randy Alcorn. You need not have read the book to join in
student council would like the conversation. Ask at the Customer Service Desk for more info. and to get your copy of the book.
to thank all of those that
came out to support them Writer’s Bunch - Tuesdays, April 18, May 2 & 16, 5:30-7:45 p.m. An intriguing homework
and these events. assignment is given each meeting to review the following month. Critiquing and snacks are shared
at each informal gathering. First and third Tuesdays of the month.

Earth Day Make & Take - Saturday, April 22, all day during library hours. Celebrate Earth Day
by making a special craft. Available all day in the Children’s Department, while supplies last. No
registration is required.

Coding Club - Mondays, April 24, May 8, & 22, 3:30-5 p.m. Explore the world of code and
increase your problem-solving skills, express your creativity, work as a team and have fun! We
will meet after school in the Teen Zone and learn together how to make simple webpages, create
animation and more. No experience necessary to participate. Already know how to code? We need
mentors! For ages 10-17.

Monthly Book Club - Tuesdays, April 25 & May 23, 6:30-7:45 p.m. or Wednesdays, April 26 &
May 24, 10-11 a.m. Join us for our monthly book discussion. Customer Service Associate Miranda
leads April’s discussion with Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris. Customer Service Asso-
ciate Maggie will lead May’s book discussion with a YA Pick Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher.

Constellation Boxes - Wednesday, April 26, 6-7:30 p.m. Re-create the stargazing experience
with a constellation box. Combine cereal boxes, LED lights and acrylic paint to make a glowing
addition for your room.

Care & Raising of Chickens - Thursday, April 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Our own cluckspert, Tami
Mullins, will share her experiences with these ?ne ladies and what it takes to raise them. Topics
include time commitment, space needed and feeding. Meet one of Tami’s great laying gals named

Comic Book Day - Saturday, May 6, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Readers Assemble! The library is partner-
ing with Keith’s Comics of Elyria to offer teens and tweens a few free comic books (while supplies
last). Be sure to check out the latest graphic novels in the Teen Zone. Activities and crafts available
all day. Registration is not required.

Tech Tutor - May 10, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2:30-4:30 p.m. Registration is recommended.
Walk-ins are welcome if no appointments are scheduled. Appointments are 60-minutes and avail-
able on the ?rst Wednesday of the month. GMPL is happy to schedule appointments as needed if
Wednesday times do not work. Please contact [email protected] or call the Library with
any questions or to schedule a Tech Tutor appointment.

J’s Skill Game Center Hospice Sponsor an exchange student this summer
6287 Lear Nagle Rd, N. Ridgeville Volunteer
440-788-7266 Education Series This summer, about 35 activities of your family. have to get acquainted be-
30 GREAT GAMES! AFS (American Field Ser- The rewards of such an fore they arrive. For more
Complimentary Snacks & Drinks Hospice of the Western vice) exchange students information or to be con-
Great Comps, Giveaways & Jackpots! Reserve is seeking volunteers from many countries are experience are endless - just sidered for this adventure
to assist in private residences, coming to the Greater ask anyone who’s hosted! of a lifetime, call or email
FREE $10 nursing homes, assisted living Cleveland area to attend AFS has over 60 years of Nancy Goette at (440) 234-
Match Play communities, their three Hos- high school for the 2017- experience in international 3821 or nagoette@yahoo.
pice House locations and hos- 2018 school year and learn exchange. The sooner you com.
(First time players)With pital settings. As a vital part of about the American culture. apply, the more time you’ll
this ad, Exp 5--17 Hospice of the Western Re- Perhaps you’ve met Ella of
serve’s team, volunteers come Germany at Cloverleaf or KRAG J. CHURCHILL, DDS
Browns Nursery from all walks of life and Paula of Spain or Miriana
have a variety of skills, talents of Italy at Midview who GENERAL PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY
Inventory Reduction Auction and abilities. Opportunities are some of this year’s ex-
to serve are diverse: visit pa- change students in our area. ~NEW PATIENTS WELCOME~
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. tients and families to provide Hours By Appointment
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and comfort; help with lega- rich your family’s daily life 419 NORTH MAIN STREET
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! cy work, transportation, light by sharing it with a young GRAFTON, OHIO
HOMEOWNERS & CONTRACTORS WELCOME housework and meal prepara- person from another cul-
tion; run errands; make phone ture and country? At the 440-926-2705
Selection’s include: Fruit Trees (Apple, Cherry, Plum, Nectarines & calls; help with clerical work; same time, you’ll see our
Peaches). Blueberries, Strawberries, Large variety of shade, ornamental attend health fairs; and make culture through new eyes,
& evergreen trees, Blue Spruce, Norway & Fir; Weeping Cherry, Japa- presentations. Volunteers help a young person gain
nese Maple, Pussy Willow, Upright & Weeping Flowering Crabapples, with specialized professional con?dence and knowl- SENIOR OUTREACH PROGRAM
Weeping Lavender Twist Redbud, Purple Leaf Flowering Plum, Red quali?cations and training are edge and have a wonderful
& White Bud, Flowering Pear, Dogwood, Weeping Pea Shrub, White also needed, such as attorneys, learning experience. Any Sponsored by North Ridgeville Seniors, Inc. with
Birch, Hydrangeas, Red Maples, Oaks, Arborvitaes, too many to list. licensed hair dressers, mas- family makeup can work: programs being held at Hinkson Hysell VFW Post
All trees will be 7-25gal or B&B. Also, a large variety of ?owering sotherapists and pet therapy singles, single parents, two 3341 Banquet Hall - 783 Huron Street in Grafton
shrubs, ornamental grasses, perennials & other misc. items. dogs & their handlers. parent households and peo- The Grafton/LaGrange areas are looking for Meals on Wheels
Auctioneer’s Note: Brown’s Nursery is NOT going out of business. ple with children of any drivers. To become a driver, contact Robin @ 353-0829.
The inventory reduction is your opportunity to purchase nice, clean, sur- The next series of vol- age or no children. AFS If there is ever a snow day for Keystone or Midview,
plus nursery stock at discounted prices. Bring your truck or trailer or ask unteer classes will be held exchange students come
about having your items delivered. Loading available immediately after at Hospice of the Western from a variety of cultural ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE CANCELED.
sale. State inspected. Early inspection on April 27th & 28th. PLANTS Reserve, located at 2173 N. and socioeconomic back-
& TREES MAKE A GREAT MOTHERS DAY GIFT! Ridge Road E., in Lorain, on grounds, are good students, These Programs are Available to ALL SENIORS at NO CHARGE.
TERMS of SALE: Cash, check or major credit card day of sale (3% Mondays and Wednesdays, have some level of English
buyer’s premium waived for cash or good check). Positive ID required May 15, 17, 22 and 24, from pro?ciency, bring their own 4/17 at 2:00 pm Senior Coffee Club. Movie with free
to register. All items paid for day of sale & before being removed from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Non-clinical spending money and have donuts and coffee for participants.
the premises. Buyers are responsible for security of their purchases. All volunteers attend only the ?rst medical insurance. AFS 4/18 at 2:00 pm Senior Exercise Class being
items sold “as is”. We are not responsible for accidents. Lunch avail- four hours on May 15, while provides much support instructed by Debi’s Personal Training with fruit
able. most other volunteers attend during the student’s stay and juice for participants.
RAIN OR SHINE. Dry facility to get out of the weather. all classes. Pre-registration here too. As a host fami- 4/21 at 2:00 pm Senior Card Club with pop and
is required. For more infor- ly, you provide all meals snacks for participants.
OWNERS: RICK & MARY BROWN mation, or to register, call the for the student, a bed and 4/24 at 2:00 pm Senior Coffee
Phone: 440-748-2642 volunteer team at (216) 255- the same support, care and Club. Movie with free donuts and
9090. It is required to wait 12 comfort you would your coffee for participants.
Check us out on Facebook: months after experiencing a own child, plus you include 4/25 at 2:00 pm Senior Exercise designlandscaping signi?cant loss before volun- him/her in the daily life and Class being instructed by Debi’s
teering directly with patients.
Andy Suvar Auctions
New London, Ohio Need to look at our archives? Personal Training with fruit and juice
419-929-8487 or 800-765-8301 Visit our website at: for participants.
4/28 at 2:00 pm Senior Card Club with
Jeff Hammersmith & Dennis Pillivant, Assisting Auctioneers pop and snacks for participants. • If you have questions on these programs, please contact
the VFW’s Canteen Manager by calling 440-926-3341.

• The VFW Hall is available for rent to use for your special

occasions. Call 440-926-3341 and ask for the Canteen
Manager for additional information.

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Grafton Township Residents

Residents who wish to get rid of upholstered items must cov-
er them in plastic for pick up. Rumpke will not pick up items
such as mattresses, chairs, couches, etc., which are not covered
with plastic.

Zoning Commission
Public Meeting

The Grafton Township Zoning Commission will hold a public
zoning meeting at the Grafton Township Hall on Tuesday, April
18, at 7 p.m. The Zoning Commission will discuss the response
from the Lorain County Planning Commission concerning the
“grandfather clause” pertaining to lots and parcels. They will
also discuss other current issues and concerns as they come up.

Midview High School Senior Choir after performing in New York City. General Plug and Mfg. Co.
This past month, the Midview High School Senior Choir took a 3-day trip to New York City. The choir performed
at St. John the Divine, off of Central Park, and The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, right next to Lincoln Center. The Part- Time Workers
choir then saw two Broadway shows, School of Rock and Aladdin. They also participated in a musical theater song Contact Megan at 440-926-1757
and movement workshop with an Aladdin cast member. The students were able to do some sight-seeing as well.
They walked Rockefeller Center and Central Park, shopped on Fifth Avenue, visited the Rock Observatory and the Mon- Friday 9am-4pm.
National September 11 Memorial, rode on the Staten Island Ferry and went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and
Grand Central Station. They also experienced New York dining opportunities.

April brings spectacular Spring blooms to Ohio forests

counties, mid-April for cen- spring wild?ower photos and Visit the ODNR website at
tral counties and late April upload them to social media
and early May in our north- using the hashtag, #OhioW-
ernmost counties. ild?owers. Follow @ohiod- The Ohio Department of
nr and @OhioFindItHere on Natural Resources (ODNR)
Ohio’s spring wild?owers Twitter, @ohiodnr on Insta- will publish the wild?ower
bloom early in the spring, be- gram and ODNR Division of bloom report each Friday
fore the leaves unfurl on the Natural Areas and Preserves at naturepreserves.ohiodnr.
trees above. Very quickly, the and Ohio Find it Here on gov/wild?owers to allow
canopy closes above, ending Facebook to see more spring people to see which native
the season, leaving only a few wild?ower photos. Ohio spring wild?owers are
weeks to see these gems of blooming in different regions
Ohio’s woodlands. The best Getting outdoors is an ide- of the state.
days to venture to the woods al way to relieve stress and
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Development Center Workshop
Bag Lady Tour 2017 The Workshop Players presents “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” by
The Small Business Development Center will be holding a Marc Camoletti and directed by Pat Price.
Spring is here, and once again it is time for the annual Bag Planning a Business with the Business Model Canvas from 3-5
Lady Tour for 2017. This is a drive-yourself shopping adventure p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at the Lorain County Community Farce is the name of the game in this door-slamming, fast-
in the country. Tour dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April College Wellington Campus, 151 Commerce Drive. paced comedy. Bernard has planned a romantic weekend with
21, 22, 23 and April 28, 29 & 30. Tour hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., his chic Parisian mistress and a cordon bleu chef for style and
Friday and Saturday, and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday, both weekends. Business Plans: Why do you need one? Anyone who is start- class, but not including his wife, Jacqueline. His strategy rests on
Join the fun visiting the participating shops and farms in Welling- ing a business or thinking about starting a business will need his best friend, Robert, to provide a foolproof alibi. Needless to
ton, Rochester, Brighton, Oberlin, New London, Pen?eld, Spen- to have a plan. Business plans can be boring and useless if not say, nothing works out as planned.
cer and Homerville. Pick up your map ?yer at your ?rst stop or done properly. The Business Model Canvas is designed to focus
download it from the website, the business on the strategic elements that matter most and have Suppose Robert turns up not realizing why he has been invit-
the greatest impact on driving growth. Learn the business blocks ed. Suppose Jacqueline will not leave for the weekend. Suppose
When the ?yer is completed, turn it in at the last stop with (infrastructure, customers, ?nances, resources, etc.) of business there is a myriad of role reversals and secrets. Suppose every-
contact information completed at the top to be entered into a planning. You will leave with a great start to your business foun- one’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of
drawing for a $25 gas card (?rst prize) or $15 gas card (second dation and a road map to success. This workshop will be present- hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at
prize). Must be 13 & over for this drawing. ed by Lisa Hutson, SBDC Director. breakneck speed to save their skins!

Also, search for a small wooden bag hidden at one of the par- Appointments for individual business counseling are avail- The cast includes: Jonathan McCleery, Marcia Darby, Jeff
ticipating businesses each day of the tour. Find the bag and win able from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (440) Caja, Deb Burrow, Melissa Lyle and Kevin Boland. Performanc-
a $20 gift certi?cate (Spencer Twist not included in the search). 647-1776. es are April 20, 21, 22, 28 & 29 and May 5 & 6 at 8 p.m., with
two Sunday matinees on April 30 and May 7 at 3 p.m. All seats
Shops on the Country Bag Lady Tour include Ravenwood Free Summer Concerts are $15. Reservations are encouraged. Groups of ten or more re-
Antiques, All Ohio Toy & Train, Days of Yore Herb and Flower ceive a $2 discount.
Farm, Spencer Twist, Spencer Feed and Supply, Olde Carriage Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMA-
House, Farmyard Flowers, Dostall Farms, Hook’s Greenhouse, CO), which is known for its school and library outreach pro- The Workshop Players Theatre is located at 44820 Middle
Honey Bee Treasures, Quilting Shanty and Platinum Petal. grams, as well as The World Tour of Music, Jazz and Opera Ridge Road, in Amherst. The Box Of?ce can be reached at (440)
under the Stars and the party buses to various locations, is ex- 988-5613 between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more info., email con-
For more information, email [email protected] or panding its free offerings this summer. [email protected] or visit www.workshopplayers.
call Sue at (440) 371-7589. com.
In collaboration with The Wadsworth Public Library, there
Herrick Memorial Library will be 3 free Sunday concerts from 1-2 p.m. Opening the sum- Firelands Garden Club
mer series on June 11 is Canton based guitarist and vocalist Pat
Adult Writing Group - Thursday, April 20, from 6-7:30 p.m. Masalko, who will be presenting a “Paul Simon Tribute.” On The Firelands Garden Club’s annual Indoor Plant Sale and
Join this group if you have a passion for writing of all venues. July 9, Ivory Coast drummer, Sogbety Diomande, will bring the Auction is coming on Monday, May 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Bring samples of your writing to share with the group. This sounds and beats of West Africa to the library. On August 13, and the specialty plant auction will begin at 7 p.m. sharp. Come
group is not like other writing groups; we encourage one another, Akron based guitarist James Marron will present guitar music and join the fun and get great prices on plants for your garden.
try new and different forms of writing and learn to create char- through the ages. All these performances are at the Wadsworth
acters and plots for your ?ction pieces, or explore the world of Public Library, located at 132 Broad Street, in Wadsworth. The plant sale and auction is being held at the Birmingham
poetry and verse. Registration is encouraged. Community Center, located at 15018 South Street, in Birming-
The Wellington High School Band and Percussion Ensem- ham (south off Rt. 113, east off Rt. 60 and just around the corner
Chronic Disease Self-Management - Friday, April 21, from ble will kick off the free Sunday concerts at The Patricia Lind- from Lorain County Metro Park’s Schoep?e Garden).
1-3:30 p.m. Do you have health conditions that interfere with ley Center for the Performing Arts, located at 627 North Main
your life? Chronic Disease Self-Management is a 6-week na- Street, in Wellington, on June 11. Sogbety Diomande will grace All are invited to come and bring a friend!
tionally recognized program designed to help adults living with the stage with a full length West African drumming concert on
long-lasting health conditions gain con?dence in their ability to June 18. JACK MATIA
manage their symptoms and to understand how their health af- HONDA
fects their lives. This program is sponsored and conducted by Country music comes to Wellington on July 9 as The Tab-
Fairhill Partners, a non-pro?t agency devoted to successful ag- loid Twangers entertain with an eclectic mix of rockabilly, New & Used
ing. Space is limited and registration is required. “roots-Americana,” classic country, honky tonk, classic rock and Cars
originals. Enjoy music from artists like Hank Williams, Johnny
To register for programs, call the Herrick Memorial Library Cash, The Derailers, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Ray Orbison 440-366-5501
at (440) 647-2120. and more! All of these full length concerts are from 7-9 p.m.
Steve Moore 823 Leona St., Elyria
Ashland U news Rounding out the summer concert series on August 6 is Wel-
lington based classical guitarist Stephen Fazio, who will delight New and Certi?ed Hondas
Jaime Ledesma, of Wellington, is a member of Ashland Uni- the audience with classical and ?amenco pieces. All Models - Used Cars
versity’s Student Veterans of America Chapter. Ledesma is ma-
joring in nursing. Ledesma is a graduate of Wellington Senior These events are also at the Patricia Lindley Center. For more Hours: Mon. & Thurs. 9-9; Tues. & Fri. 9-6; Sat. 8-5
High School. information, call (330) 722-2541 or visit
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ans Day Ceremonies have been conducted on campus and AU day, April 22, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Wellington Reservation
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3rd Annual Pond School
To register, call Pier 58 Marine at (440) 774-4338 or email
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Ohio, there are bound to be questions about algae, weeds and the course size is limited. Website:
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The 3rd annual Pond School will be held on May 31, from Stop at any of the following businesses & pick up a Free Gift at each stop.
5:30-8:30 p.m. at Medina County Park District’s Wolf Creek En- Enter to win a FREE Gas Card!
vironmental Center, located at 6100 Ridge Rd., in Medina. Cost
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tion to favorite talks on algae and weed control, ?sh management (419) 929-1110
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the session that sounds just right, experts will be available to an- WELLINGTON 50269 US Hwy 20
swer questions and discuss your own pond situation. Thinking (440) 935-5187
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April 21, Friday 10 am-5 pm • April 22, Saturday 10 am-5 pm April 28, Friday 10 am-5 pm • April 29, Saturday 10 am-5 pm

April 23, Sunday 12 pm-5 pm April 30, Sunday 12 pm-5 pm

Start your Tour at any of the locations above and look for the tour ?ags! Pick up a ?yer when you get to your ?rst stop. Be sure to get your ?yer
stamped at every location. Search each shop for a small wooden bag hidden at one of the locations above, each day of the tour.

Find the bag and win a $20 gift certi?cate. When tour is completed, turn in the ?yer at the last stop with contact info completed at top.
If all stops are complete, you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 ?rst prize or a $15 second prize. Must be 13 & over for this drawing.

You can turn in your incomplete ?yers to get or remain on mailing list. Children on the tour will get their own ?yer to follow along.

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condensed address
Did you know?
Senior Center Spaghetti Dinner Mayor Gillock presents the “State of the City” address in a
condensed version at the North Ridgeville Senior Center Men’s Buying in bulk is one way to save money and protect the
The North Ridgeville Senior Center will hold its next Spa- Breakfast on April 20, from 9-10 a.m. The mayor will be shar- environment. Bulk items that can be stored without expir-
ghetti Dinner on Friday, April 28, and this is the last one until ing the condensed “State of the City” address from 9:20-10 a.m. ing reduce the need to travel to and from the store frequent-
the fall. The April dinner is sponsored by the North Ridgeville Come and learn of all the changes, updates and improvements ly, saving on time and gas. In addition, bulk items typically
Lion’s Club, with members helping out at the event. Spaghetti is happening in the City. He’ll touch on these items and more: feature less packaging than smaller-sized products, and often
served from 5-7 p.m. and take-outs will also be available during Lear Nagle reconstruction, the Center Ridge Project, the Mills cost less per-unit. Perishables are not something that should
this time. Rd.-Route 83 Roundabout and Commercial Projects. The Men’s be purchased in bulk unless the items will de?nitely be used
breakfast is open to senior men 55 years and older. Join them for prior to their expiration dates. But cooking oil, toothbrushes,
Prices for the spaghetti dinner are as follows; Seniors/$6, conversation and friendship while learning about special inter- cereal, toilet paper, canned goods, pet food, cleaning supplies,
adults/$7 and children under 10/$4. Dessert is $1 and pop is 50¢. ests and information! The breakfast is a hot entrée, along with a and printer paper are just a few of the many items that can be
Dinner includes a large helping of spaghetti, homemade sauce, fruit cup, juice and coffee, all for $3. The breakfast is at 9 a.m. bought in bulk and stored for future use. Just be sure to store
jumbo meatballs, salad and garlic bread. All proceeds go directly Reservations should be called in by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, these items where they can be easily accessed or you may
to the North Ridgeville Of?ce for Older Adults to help maintain to the Senior Center at (440) 353-0828. forget you have them and go to the store to buy more.
senior services in our area. They are always in need of bakers
for the spaghetti dinners - if you can bake and donate any items, Murray seeks loving home PONTOTWERBYOSOOKCIINAGLS!
please call the Senior Center at (440) 353-0828.
like to give Murray a loving, Enjoy making clay projects
Carry-outs will be available. The North Ridgeville Senior forever home, please call the with your friends this
Center is located at the corner of Avon Belden Road (Rt. 83) and Friendship Animal Protective Spring/Summer!
Bainbridge. For more information, please call the senior center League at (440) 322-4321.
at (440) 353-0828. Murray ( Pick a date for your Patio Social and we will
Murray was found on the bring a pottery project to your house!
North Ridgeville Historical Society side of the road in a box with The shelter is located at
duct tape on it so he couldn’t 8303 Murray Ridge Road, in Our artists will assist you, while working
The next meeting of the North Ridgeville Historical Society get out. He had to be so scared Elyria. Their hours are from with real clay to make a professional piece.
will be Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at the North Ridgeville as cars went by, but this guy 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Mon- An outdoor patio, driveway, or garage is an
Library. The group meets monthly on the third Wednesday and luckily was rescued and is day, Friday & Saturday; from ideal place to host a Girls night, Date
invites interested residents to join them in their quest to preserve now at FAPL looking for a 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Tues-
the history of North Ridgeville. Visitors are always welcome. home where he feels safe, day & Thursday; and from night or Mom & me social.
More information can be found on the group’s Facebook page, secure and loved. Murray is 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Choose from Vases, Bowls, such a nice, friendly, laid back Adoption fees are $20 for 1 Pint Glasses, Berry Bowls
guy. Even after all he has been year and older and $50 for
The North Ridgeville Historical Society will be one of the through, he is still trusting and less than 1 year old. All cats & Herb PlaNntoNeerescx!epsesriaernyc! e
participants in the Northeast Ohio Local History Fair on Satur- likes attention. If you would have been spayed or neu-
day, April 29, at the City of Bedford’s Ellenwood Community tered, vaccinated, dewormed Facebook: Quill Pottery Studio
Center, located at 124 Ellenwood Ave. It will run from 10 a.m.-4 and have tested negative for
p.m and will feature groups from all over the area featuring local FeLV. Friendship APL is a 216-313-9870
historical places and upcoming events. There will be exhibits, private, non-pro?t humane
music, crafts, food and a genealogical research help center. The society. They depend on the $39/person (10 person min)
day will be the perfect opportunity to plan summer travel adven- generosity and ?nancial sup-
tures right here in your backyard! For more information, visit the port of the public to serve the
website, people and animals of Lorain
Fleet Hometown news
28th Annual Earthfest
U.S. Air Force Airman Joshua A. Johnson graduated from ba-
sic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Join the Earth Day Coa- Evolve electric vehicle ride
Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, 8-week pro- lition for their 28th Annual and drives, biodiesel-powered
gram that included training in military discipline and studies, Air EarthFest at the Cuyahoga amusement park rides, urban
Force core values, physical ?tness and basic warfare principles County Fairgrounds on Sat- farm animals, sheep dog herd-
and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four urday, April 22, from 10 ing demos, pony rides, healthy
credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the a.m.-7 p.m., with activities food from local food trucks,
Community College of the Air Force. and exhibits until 5 p.m. and beer, wine and much more!
Party with the Planet live
Johnson is the former ward of Debra L. Branum of North Rid- music, food trucks and bev-
geville. He is a 2016 graduate of North Ridgeville High School. erages continuing until 7
p.m. This year, in partnership
PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS with Mayor Frank Jackson’s
Sustainable Cleveland 2019
“One Stop Shopping” initiative, Cuyahoga Arts and
Culture, Midwest Evolve and
In Quality the Northeast Ohio Regional
Sewer District, EarthFest will
Work • Casual • Hunting Wear & Accessories celebrate the “Year of Vibrant
Work Shoes • Rubber Boots • Dog Food & Supplies Green Space.” Families will
Gloves • Socks • Rain Gear • Kids Clothing • Womens enjoy all day entertainment
with over 270 exhibits in nine
16901 St. Rt. 58, Oberlin, OH 44074 HOURS: sustainability exhibit areas,
Please FAX orders Mon.-Sat. eco-activities throughout their
Walk for the Earth passport
10-5 tour, a “Pop-up street-scape”
with interactive tree canopy,
Hydrangeas free tree giveaways, Midwest

Saturday, April 22, 10 am -N. Ridgeville / 1 pm - Amherst Garden Club
thank you
Hydrangeas are one confusing family of plants! Let us
help you unravel their mysteries. Learn A big thank you for every-
about the many kinds, how to feed one who purchased food and
them and how to properly prune them mentioned the Garden Club
to get them to bloom the gorgeous at the Chipotle fund-raising
pictures you have in mind. Come event in North Ridgeville! The
ready to take lots of notes. Class is event was a huge success!
Free. Please R.S.V.P.

Cement Leaf Casting with Sue

Saturday, April 22, 10 am - North Ridgeville only

Sue will show you how to make
Beautiful Castings from leaves.
They make great feeders, planters, bird
baths, etc. There are so many ideas!
$20 cost, all supplies included.

Please R.S.V.P.

Cold Crops • Seed Potatoes
Onion Plants & Onion Sets

NEW Perennials are in!

Fresh Plants & Trees are arriving daily!

East: 34837 Lorain Rd., West: Cr. of Rts. 58 & 113
North Ridgeville 440-327-3407 Amherst 440-986-7777
M-F 8-7, Sat. 8:30-4, Sun. 10-3
M-F 8-7, Sat. 8-5, Sun. 10-4

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Free Estimates for All Roof and Ventilation Needs • 60 Ft. Bucket Truck Saturday, May 6:
Tear-offs •Re-roofs • Repairs • Stain Removal • 113 Ft. Crane Hiking for the Health of It - Hubbard Valley Park - 9-11 a.m.
Of?ce: 440-236-4001 • This is a hiking club for those adults who can hike 4-5 miles at a
• Removal, Trimming, Firewood brisk pace. Walking trails can be mildly strenuous with a limited
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Triple Shredded Mulch to have appropriate footwear. Ages 10 to adult. No registration
BENEDICT ROOFING required. Free.
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ter - 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Bird banding is a scienti?c research method
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Bob 440-238-6485 • Chris 440-238-5949 information about avian populations and migratory patterns. The
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Licensed • Insured • Free Estimates Tree Services & Landscaping uting factors affecting populations in both winter and summer habitats and the establishment of needed conservation efforts.
Tree Removal • Trimming & Pruning • Brush Chipping Join licensed Bird Banders Gary and Jill Fowler at Wolf Creek
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Cuyahoga, Medina & Lorain Counties 110’ Crane Truck • Skid-steer, Trucks & Trailers for Hire! Creek to let you know if bird banding is occurring and to direct
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SIDING & WINDOWS All ages are welcome. No registration required.
J. A. KILBY ENT. Sat. & Sun., May 6 & 7:
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cover wildlife babies large and small through activities and crafts
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Replacement and Repairs •Full Plumbing Services Free.
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to create mysterious mixtures and make marvelous messes in this
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May 8. Free.
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440-926-1600 BASEMENT WALL CRACKS plore our different parks while observing the unfolding of na-
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TAXES ~ OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE ~ Natural Discoveries program, an award based hiking series. See
their website for details about the program. Ages 7 to adult. No
JOE MINARCHICK (440) 785-4036 registration required. Free.
Saturday, May 13:
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IRS PARKWOOD Healthy Strides - River Styx Park, from 9-10 a.m. Program
IRSe file • Waterproofing combines a brief, informative talk by a Cleveland Clinic physi-
• Foundation Repair cian and caregiver and a casual 1-3 mile walk. Topics change
TAX SERVICEPROVIDER each week based on the leader’s specialty and suggestions from
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or 216-403-9707 (cell) • Excavating 10 to adult. No registration required. Free.
Bird Hike - Wolf Creek Environmental Center, at 10 a.m.
• Sewer Replacement Join a naturalist as we hike in search of migratory songbirds and
any other feathery friends that we may ?nd. Bring your favorite
Roberta Duktig, AFSP 440.773.3040 binoculars and ?eld guide if you have them; there will be a few
available to borrow that day. All ages welcome. No registration
"The IRS does not endorse any particular individual tax return preparer. required. Free.
For more information on tax return preparers, go to" Eco Arts Chalk Festival - Susan Hambley Nature Center,
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The 12th annual Eco Arts Chalk Festival.
TREE SERVICE Bring along your imagination to create chalk drawing master-
pieces for prizes that will be awarded in each of the following
Jason E. Davis categories: best elementary, best middle school, best high school,
-Complete Crane Service- best adult and best group entries. Pat Catan’s Craft Centers spon-
sors this free community event with chalk and prizes. Online
“No Tree Too Big or Too Small!” registration is encouraged so they can obtain the appropriate
Tree/Stump Removal amount of supplies, but registrations will be taken on event day
as well. When registering, please indicate your entry preference
Tree Trimming, Firewood by choosing from one of the ?ve category options. If you are
“FREE ESTIMATES” participating as a group, please be sure to register each person in
Bonded & Insured your group. All ages welcome. Register by May 12. Free.
K-9 Kapers - River Styx Park - 10-11 a.m. Provides dog own-
812 Bond Street, Elyria 44035 ers with an opportunity to socialize their pets with other dogs.
Ph: 440-452-4840 email: [email protected] These alternative hikes will interest both the dog and its own-
er while offering exercise and fun. All dogs must have an ac-
Dennis Tree Service & Landscaping companying adult and 8ft. leash (non retractable). Participants
Tree Trimming • Removal must maintain control of their dogs at all times. We recommend
Stump Grinding • Pruning bringing a towel for muddy feet and a water bowl. All ages are
Fertilizers • Fire Wood welcome. No registration required. Free.
Sat. & Sun., May 13 & 14:
Free Estimates! Animal Babies - Susan Hambley Nature Center, from 12-5
p.m. See description under May 6 & 7.
Seth Emerson - Owner Sunday, May 14:
Office: 440-322-2624 Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: A Salute to Mothers! -
Chippewa Inlet Trail South, Chippewa Road, west of Lake Road,
Emergency: 440-452-2456 from 3-4 p.m. This is a series of free nature themed programs de-
signed for ages 7 to adult. Participants in the program who com-
[email protected] plete certain hike requirements are eligible to receive awards.
See the Natural Discoveries link on their website for award de-
Visit our website at: tails. Humans aren’t the only ones who take extraordinary steps to protect, nurture and raise their young. On this hike, celebrate
and examine some of the amazing “child” rearing practices of
local wildlife. No registration required. Free.
Thursday, May 18:
Bird Hike - River Styx Park, at 10 a.m. See description under
May 13.
Register for programs at

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