Tour to visit area

Tour to visit area


The “Let’s Bury Violence” summer tour 2012 will be coming to the F.D. Mason Funeral Home, 511 W. Rayen Ave., at 6 p.m. Saturday. All teens and young people are invited to attend.

The tour’s goal is to reduce violence among teens in towns across Northeast Ohio. Organizers place teens and their families in a controlled environment that brings them face to face with the reality of death, then teach the group how to win against violence.

Those looking to attend or for information should contact Cecil Monroe at 330-531-1433.

Park closings


Trumbull County MetroParks will close these parks Monday to Wednesday for parking lot maintenance: Canoe City MetroPark, North Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg; Clarence Darrow MetroPark, Educational Highway, Champion Township; Oakfield Trailhead on the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail, Hyde-Oakfield Road, Bristol Township; and the Western Reserve Greenway from Hyde-Oakfield Road north to the Trumbull/Ashtabula County line.

Additionally, the Greenway’s Sunside Trailhead Parking Lot, state Route 305 in Champion Township, will be closed from Saturday to Aug. 15 for parking-lot maintenance.

Salvation Army provides cool place


The Salvation Army, 270 Franklin St. SE, will provide a place to keep people out of the heat.

Individuals are welcome to come in and get some cold water and cool down from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This cooling station will be open throughout the remainder of the summer. Donations of water and snacks are always welcome to help individuals in need, Salvation Army officials said.

Fundraiser set


Grow Youngstown will have its second annual “Meet the Growers” summer fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Vintage Estate Wine and Beer, 7317 South Ave., Boardman.

The event includes wine tasting and a variety of dishes prepared with locally sourced food. Participants will have a chance to meet area farmers who supply food for Grow Youngstown’s Community Supported Agriculture program. The event also will feature a basket raffle and music by Brady’s Leap and Lawtz.

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. To purchase tickets, go to For information on Grow Youngstown, call 330-286-0688. Grow Youngstown is the Mahoning Valley’s largest community-supported agriculture program. Grow Youngstown’s CSA provides a weekly basket of locally grown fruits and vegetables to more than 150 area families. Grow Youngstown also helps to create small farms and community gardens within the city.

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