Boardman briefs

Jim Frank Combo to perform

The Jim Frank Combo will be performing their final concert of the year Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at Shepherd of the Valley-Boardman. The band will be taking requests from the audience.

Library committee reviewed proposals

The Building and Sites Committee of the Board of Trustees, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, met Aug. 8 to review proposals from 10 architectural firms for the new Canfield Library project.

No vote was taken today and the process will continue with a Building and Sites Committee meeting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the Austintown Library.

After the Building and Sites Committee has made a selection, this committee will submit its recommendation to the full Board of Trustees, which will make the final selection.

Monday Night Writers meeting set

Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday Night Writers, Aug. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road Canfield.

Led by author and professional writer Nancy Christie, the two-hour sessions include a mix of writing exercises, information on the creative and business aspects of writing and group feedback on ‘works-in-progress.’

The fee is $10 per class and registration is preferred. For more information, contact Nancy Christie at 330-793-3675 or

Support group meeting to be Sept. 18

The Mahoning Valley Fibromyalgia Support Group will resume its monthly meetings on Sept. 18 by welcoming Dr Noah Erikson, Chiropractor. Dr Erikson believes in integrating traditional medical models to include complementary and alternative medicines and to treat each case individually. The meeting is from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, located at 425 Crestview Drive in Boardman. All are welcome.

Comedy show set

Raise the Woof, a stand up comedy show, will be Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at Magic Tree Pub and Eatery. Tickets are $20 and proceeds benefit For the Dogs, a non-profit organization. The event will include an appetizer buffet, basket raffle and a 50/50. For tickets call 330-310-2802. For more information visit

Child support awareness day set

The Mahoning County CSEA will host a child support awareness day Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Mahoning County Job and Family Services.

Staff will be available to assist you and get you registered to utilize the Child Support Web Portal at Mahoning County Job and Family Services is located at 345 Oak Hill in Youngstown, conference room “A”. For more information, call Mahoning County CSEA at 330-740-2073.

Annual picnic to be Monday

St. Anthony’s Auxiliary of Struthers will have its annual picnic on Monday at 5 p.m. at the Masters Pavilion in Boardman Park. The charge is $10 per person and the telephone girls will call for reservations. President, Arlene DeChellis, will update the calendar for the remainder of the year.

Large earns masters

Sarah Large graduated cum laude from Duquesne University Aug. 2. She received her masters of physician assistant. Large will be starting a position at UPMC Organ Transplant services, where she will focus on kidney, liver and small bowel organ transplant surgeries. Sarah, a 2008 graduate of Boardman High School, plans to pursue her PhD in public health.

Belgrad earns academic honors

Benjamin Belgrad of Boardman, has been named to Eckerd College’s dean’s list for the Spring 2013 semester. The dean’s list is compiled following the fall and spring semesters and includes students who completed at least four courses with a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. A total of 463 residential and Program for Experienced Learners (PEL) students made the dean’s list for Spring 2013. Benjamin is majoring in Marine Science.

Stash earns scholarship

Michael Stash of Boardman is one of a select group of recipients of a Presidential Scholarship at the University of Mount Union. Stash plans to major in humanities at Mount Union. Michael is the son of Richard and Kathleen Stash.

Only six students are awarded the full-tuition Presidential Scholarship at the University of Mount Union each year. To be eligible for a Presidential Scholarship, students must carry an ACT score of at least 27 or a SAT score of 1220 and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 or a high school ranking in the top 15 percent.

In addition, students must demonstrate outstanding performance during the Presidential Scholarship Competition each spring.

Soccer teams play for cancer

The Boardman High School girls soccer team will play in the fourth annual breast cancer game Sept. 28 at the high school. The game between the junior varsity and varsity will begin at 12:30 p.m.

There will be several refreshments to purchase, baskets to raffle off and a short program to honor those who have been affected by this horrible disease.

Arms Museum plans Christmas program

Plans for this year’s Memories of Christmas Past are underway at the Arms Family Museum.

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is looking to the Valley community for some help with this year’s display. Highlights this year will be on local Valley traditions and will include family heirlooms, nativity collections, handmade cigar box doll houses and a large collection from John Garver, inventor of the locally produced Plakie twirler ornaments.

The society is looking for Christmas items related to downtown department stores. McKelveys, McCrorys, Higbees, Strouss-Hirshberg or any other downtown establishment are desirable.

Items will be displayed on a short-term loan basis and will be returned to the owner after the exhibit closes in January.

Please email a description and picture of items to or contact the Historical Society with any questions at 330-743-2589.

Memories of Christmas Past opens on Nov. 23 and runs through January 5, 2014. Visit for more details.

Babies and books set at library

Babies ages 6 to 23 months can join the Boardman library for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader on Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Dig into crafts at the library

Make and take crafts at the Boardman library during library hours through the month of August. For children of all ages.

Sensory story time set

The Boardman library will host sensory story time Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. Join the library for a family story time for children of all ages with a sensory focus.

This program is designed for children with different needs, including those with Autism, speech/language delays, cognitive impairments, AD/HD and other special needs and challenges. The program will include books, music and sensory stations with a schedule board and double visuals. Children must attend with an adult. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Boardman library.

Download books to your eReader

The Boardman library will offer help downloading library books to your eReader. Call 330-744-8638 and ask for Boardman library to make an appointment for an individual session or register at the Librarian’s Desk.

For teens and adults. Sessions will be scheduled during library hours through the month of August.

Give blood at the library

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive at the Boardman library on Aug. 19 from 1:30-7 p.m.

Have fun with bubbles

Have some good, clean fun with bubbles Aug. 20 and 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Oh Wow! Learn how to make your own bubble solution, plus another trick or two. Program is free, general admission applies to non-members. This event is for children in grades pre-k through fourth.

Wheat harvest activities set

Take a tractor-wagon ride through the MetroParks Farm. Wheat harvest will take place this month. Children can make a craft to take home. Suggested donations are $2 per person or $5 per family.

Family garden Fridays set

The Metro Parks will host Family Garden Fridays every Friday now through September from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will be centered on gardening with children. Learn about vegetables with “Eat Your Colors” and see which insect is the “Bug of the Week.” Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information.

Sculpt with Pilates

Pilates Sculpt will be offered every Wednesday in August from 6-7 p.m. Join trainer Angela Lubonovich in using light hand weights to tone the body with emphasis on core strength and control. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Bring a mat, water (and two number weights if you have them). Cost is $10 per session; or use your Scenic Fitness Card.

Practice Yoga at the park

Yoga will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday in August from 9:30-11 a.m. and from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Join Marina Perdos in the mornings and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings for a blend of energizing yoga styles. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Classes are outdoors weather permitting. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Cost is $10 per class; or use your Scenic Fitness Card.

Take T’ai Chi

T’ai Chi Step One will be offered every Wednesday in August from noon to 1 p.m. Ease stress, improve health and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. The cost is $10 per class; or use your Scenic Fitness Card.

Participate in Pilates

Pilates basics will be taught every Monday in August from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Work on toning, shaping, core strength, alignment and breathing with fitness trainer Angela Lubonovich. Bring a mat and water. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Cost $10 per sessio; or use your Scenic Fitness Card.

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