Boardman briefs

Oh Wow! hosts Make It

Oh Wow! will host Make It - Underwater Viewers - Aug. 3 from noon until 2 p.m. The cost is $3 for members and $11 for non-members. Join Oh Wow! as they explore the wonders of water by making and experimenting with underwater viewers. For children in grades kindergarten through eighth.

Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled

Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday Night Writers, July 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road.

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

HMHP presents food seminar

The Humility of Mary Health Partners community outreach department will present a program called “Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness: Impact on the Foods We Choose” on July 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center.

The JACBCC is located on Park Avenue, west of St. Elizabeth Health Center, across from the parking deck. The program is open to the general public. Registration is free but limited, and parking is available in front of the JACBCC. For more information or to register, call 330-480-2763 by July 16.

Aria Salon Studios to feature unique concept

Aria Salon Studios, a unique salon concept, has opened in Boardman. Aria Salon Studios will create 18 individual businesses by offering beauty professionals such as hairstylists, nail technicians, estheticians and massage therapists the opportunity to lease a private, individual studio where they can own, name and run their own salon with minimal startup costs.

A ribbon-cutting press event will take place July 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Aria Salon Studios, located at 362 Boardman-Canfield Road, across from The Shops at Boardman Park.

Founders, Luciano Parillo and Tony Ciccone, will be available for tours open to the public following the ribbon cutting.

More information about Aria Salon Studios can be found at

Kordupel awarded grant

Michelle Kordupel of Boardman, recently was awarded a study abroad grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi - the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Kordupel is one of 50 students nationwide to receive the award.

Currently a junior majoring in biology, pre-veterinary medicine at Youngstown State University, Kordupel will use the grant to study abroad in Cyprus.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to support undergraduates, both members and nonmembers, as they seek expanded knowledge and experience in their academic fields. Since the program’s inception in 2001, the Society has awarded more than $500,000 in Study Abroad Grants.

DiMuzio awarded degree

Matthew DiMuzio of Boardman received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Hiram College on May 11.

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.

Dr. Erickson to host free seminar

Dr. Noah Erickson, Chiropractic Physician and Medical Acupuncturist will be hosting a Free Holistic Health Seminar - ”The Importance of Nutritional Supplements and Purified Water” on July 22 at 8261 Market St. The seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. and featured speakers will be Mark Wagner of Gordon Bros. Water; representatives from nutraMetrix Nutraceuticals and Dr. Noah Erickson, Chiropractic Physician and Medical Acupuncturist. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP call 330-726-3456.

Wonderful Water set

Wonderful Water will be Aug. 6 and 8 at Oh Wow! from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The program is free, but general admission applies to non-members. The program includes a series of activities that show what water is and what it can do. This event is for grades pre-k through eighth.

Dr. Schmutz selected as medical staff

Dr. Andrew Schmutz of The Chiropractic and Sports Therapy Center, LLC in Struthers has been selected to the five-member medical staff for USA Swimming at the FINA World Championships, to be July 28 - Aug.4 in Barcelona, Spain.

Team USA is made up of the top 51 swimmers (26 women, 25 men) in the United States, as selected at last week’s US National Championships.

Additional information can be found on and the event’s website

Leone earns honors

Mark Leone of Boardman has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Hiram College.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must complete 12 or more hours for graded coursework and achieve at least a 3.6 GPA for the semester.

Hillman named to president’s list

Charles Hillman, a Nursing major and resident of Boardman, was among more than 800 students from The University of Toledo who made the Spring 2013 president’s list.

The president’s list recognizes full-time undergraduate students who earn a 4.0 GPA for the semester.

Residents earn degrees

Boardman residents Erin Brown, Daniel Morris, Michael Callahan, Craig Giambattista, Dean Mook, Mark Demetrios and Jenna Buffa graduated from The University of Akron during the Spring 2013 commencement.

Metro Parks golf outing

The People for MetroParks golf outing will be July 17 with tee off beginning at 1 p.m. Join to support the People for MetroParks Golf Outing at Mill Creek Golf Course. Registration and lunch are from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The shotgun scramble, which features the big hole format, will tee off at 1 p.m.

Sign up your foursome or they can place you with a team. For more information or to register, contact Samantha at 330-702-3000. Entry deadline is July 3. Cost is $75 per person and includes golf with cart, lunch, beverages on the course and a golfer gift.

Battaglia graduates from Muskingum

Kirsten Battaglia of Boardman graduated from Muskingum University on May 11 during commencement exercises on the campus in New Concord, Ohio. At Muskingum, Kirsten majored in Spanish and international affairs.

Golf clinics for adults to be Tuesdays

Range and golf clinics for adults will be available every Tuesday in July from 6-8 p.m. Range time followed by on-course play at main golf course. Register by calling 330-740-7112 or email The cost is $25 for one day, $45 for two days or $60 for four days.

Participate in golf tournament series

The par 3 tournament series will be July 15 and 26 at the Par 3 Golf Course. The series is for ages 4-15 in four age divisions. Registration began June 15. Call Mill Creek Golf Course 330-740-7112 or email The cost is $16 for 18 hole divisions, $8 for nine hole divisions and $5 for five hole division.

Junior golf camp set

The junior golf camp will be July 16, 23 and 30. Ages 11 and up will begin range time at 1 p.m. Nine holes begins at 2 p.m. Ages 10 and under will have range time from 2 to 4 p.m., with nine holes beginning at 3 p.m. The golf camp will be at Mill Creek Golf Course. Call the Pro Shop for details and to register. The cost for range time plus nine holes is $20, two-hour range time is $20 and one-hour range time is $15.

Watch a movie under the stars

Enjoy a family oriented movie outside as the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm uses its barn door as the movie screen July 20 at 9 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. Bring non-alcoholic drinks, chairs and blankets. Arrive early to visit with the animals and choose your spot on the lawn.

Enjoy a family tour

The Metro Parks will be giving family tours July 18 at 10 a.m. Take a guided tour of the MetroParks Farm, which includes a wagon ride, visit with the animals and the playroom. Space is limited. Reservations are suggested.

Take an evening farm tour

Join the Metro Parks for an evening tour around the farm July 24 from 1-4 p.m. Space is limited; reservations are suggested. In honor of National Dairy Month, you will enjoy a special ice cream treat. The cost is $3 person.

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.

Learn soccer skills

The British soccer camp will be July 29 - Aug. 2 for children ages 3-18. Players of all abilities will receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. The event includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a daily tournament and will be at the Wick Recreation Area. Online registration is recommended. Call 330-740-7100 for details.

Batting clinic to be July 27

Focus on improving hitting mechanics with Coach Craig Antush of YSU July 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. This clinic will benefit players of all experience levels. Spaces limited to provide one-on-one instruction. Registration and fee due by July 24. Call Ford Nature Center. The clinic will be at Wick Recreation Areaand the cost is $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents.

Enjoy birds

Birds and birdhouses will be July 20 from 1:30-3 p.m. Spend some time learning about the habits of birds, recognizing common birds in the area and taking a nature walk to “go birding” (weather permitting). Then paint decorative birdhouses to take home. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $14 ($12 FFRG member).

Learn about insects

Ladybugs will be July 20 from 11 a.m. to noon. This is the first of three preschool classes focused on insects and creatures in the garden. Learn about the ladybug and spend time in the Family Garden looking for them (weather permitting). Listen to a story, have a snack and make a ladybug craft. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $6 ($4 FFRG member).

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.

Join book discussion

Read Earth In Mind: On Education, the Environment and the Human Prospect by David Orr, and then join the discussion July 27 at 10 a.m. The discussion will be at Ford Nature Center

Understand dog aggression

MetroMutts: Understanding Aggression will be July 21 at 10 a.m., presented by The Learning Dog. This seminar will teach you the different types of aggressive behaviors whether they curable or treatable. It will be at Yellow Creek Park Lodge and is free for MetroMutts members; the cost is $5 for non-members.

Hike with your mutt

The MetroMutts hike will be July 13 at 10 a.m. Bring your canine companion for this hike on East Cohasset Trail. Meet at Ford Nature Center parking lot. The hike has an easy rating on paved trail and will span two miles.

Join a loose knit group

All hands helping to “Warm Up America” are welcome on July 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Both experienced and anyone wanting to learn to knit or crochet can join. Donations of yarn and needles are always appreciated. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information.

Thunder moon kayak trip to be July 19

Join the Metro Parks for a thunder moon kayak trip July 19 from 8-10 p.m. The trip is for ages 18 and older and is not for first-time kayakers. Hope for a clear night so the moon will light the way. Meet at East Newport Boat Launch.

Afternoon on the water

The Metro Parks will host an afternoon on the water July 20 and 27 from 1-3 p.m. Meet at East Newport Boat Launch.

Mahoning Kayak trip set

Join the Metro Parks and meet up with members of Trumbull Canoe Trails, a regional paddling club, on a portion of the Mahoning River Water Trail. The trip is 3.66 miles; approximately one and one half to two hours. Not for first-time kayakers. Kayakers must be 18 years old. Meet at Trumbull County MetroParks’ Canoe City. Call Ford Nature Center for details. The cost is $15 for residents and $18 for non-residents.

Bird walk to be July 20

Birk Walk will be July 20 at 8 a.m. Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead this walk at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, a 264-acre park district property closed to the public. Because of parking limitations, reservations a must. Call Ford Nature Center by 5 p.m. on July 19. Boots are a necessity. No “walk-ins” will be permitted.

Health and wellness walks set

The Metro Parks will host four health and wellness walks in July. Join for the health of it and experience the many benefits of walking. Walks will be: July 9 at 6 p.m. at the Ford Nature Center (moderate rating, four miles), July 17 at 9 a.m. at the overflow parking lot on West Gold Drive (easy rating, one or three miles), July 23 at 6 p.m. at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm (easy rating, two or four miles) and July 31 at 9 a.m. at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road (easy rating, two or four miles).

Hunt crayfish

The good old-fashioned crayfish hunt hike will be July 21 at 2 p.m. Join the Metro Parks and walk along and within Sawmill Creek, a very clean stream that is a tributary to Meander Reservoir. Wear shoes and clothing you can get wet and dirty in. Meet at the end of Laurel Hill Drive, located off Herbert Road. The hike has a moderate rating and will cover one mile.

Hike and keep cool

Stay cool on a hike to the Mill Creek Gorge, whose depth creates a bit of natural air conditioning, tomorrow at 2 p.m. Meet at Lanterman’s Mill parking lot. The hike has a moderate rating and will cover two miles.

Sculpt with Pilates

Pilates Sculpt will be offered every Wednesday 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 July 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 July 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 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.

Breakfast Botany set

Breakfast Botany: Beech will be July 19 from 8:30-10 a.m. Start your morning with a brisk walk through the gardens. Return to the Garden Caf to have a light breakfast and learn more about this ornamental garden tree. Call FRG to register. The cost is $9 ($7 FFRG member).

Learn gardening basics

Gardening Basics: Herbaceous Perennials will be July 13 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn about these popular plants, including how to care for them throughout the growing season. This class includes a tour of both the sun and shade perennial gardens at Fellows Riverside Gardens to discuss the sensational perennials found there. Call FRG to register. The cost is $20 ($15 FFRG member).

Summer garden party set

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens, celebrating their 25th Anniversary, will host this annual fundraising event July 26 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening outdoors under the stars while supporting this public Garden. Call Fellows Riverside Garden to register. The cost is $70 for a non-reserved seat, $125 for reserved seating.

Hear concerts at the Judge Morley Pavilion

Live at the Judge Morley Pavilion will offer free performances, unless admission is listed. The concerts will be July 13 at 7 p.m. - Yellow Brick Road (a tribute to Elton John) - admission is $7 in advance, $10 at gate, July 17 at 7 p.m. - The Strange Familiar (Pop), July 24 at 7 p.m. - Chardon Polka Band, July 28 from 6-8 p.m. - House Band (Rock and Roll) and July 31 at 7 p.m. - James Everett Band.

MCCTC inducts members into National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center inducted 47 juniors and seniors into the organization during a ceremony at the Career Center, including Victoria Dolan, Katelyn Halt, Adam Macala and Taylor Stinson. NTHS recognizes students for outstanding achievement in career and technical education. The society encourages higher academic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence and helps students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Kuffel at 330-729-4120.

Summer scholarship applications wanted

The Mahoning Valley Office of the Autism Society of Ohio announced that it is accepting applications for its inaugural Summer Camp Scholarship Program. Funding will support the annual day camp hosted by Autism Society of Greater Cleveland from July 8-19 for children ages 3-19 at the City of Independence Old Recreation Building in Independence, Ohio.

Pink Ribbon Gold Classic

The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will be at Squaw Creek – Avalon Golf and Country Club July 15. All proceeds from this event will go to the American Cancer Society. The 18 hole scramble will be followed by lunch, a Chinese auction and raffle. The 2013 honoree is Patty Barber. For further details, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.

Free open houses set

Every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. running through Aug. 14, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host free Hands-On-History Open Houses at the Arms Family Museum of Local History, located at 648 Wick Ave. in Youngstown. Each week will feature a different historical theme – “Celebrating the Fourth,” “My Town, Your Town, Youngstown,” and “The House that Olive Built,” to name a few. Hands-On activities will include arts and crafts, games, toys, artifacts, dress-up clothing and more.

Participants can spend as much or as little time engaging in the activities and each week will feature something for all ages and interests. The open houses are free and open to the public and all participants can take advantage of half-priced admission for a full Arms Family Museum tour.

Historical society sponsors summer camp

In celebration and remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society will have an immersive Civil War Summer Day Camp for students ages 7-14. The Turning Points Camp runs Aug. 5-9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, located at 325 West Federal St. in Youngstown.

The History Center will be transformed into a hybrid 2013/19th century location with the center’s spaces serving as battlefields, Ford’s Theatre, a Council of War room and more while using state-of-the-art media and education technology. Participants will explore all aspects of the war, from the politics and leaders to the civilian struggle and military life. Engaging and interactive lessons will include debates, mock elections, The Manual of Arms, 19th century games, chores and more.

Summer Camp registration information can be found at

Tease your brain

Oh Wow! will host Brainteasers on July 23 and 25 from 2-4 p.m. for children of all ages. The cost is free for members, general admission applies to non-members. Try your logic at various logic puzzles and 3D brainteasers. OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology is located at 11 W. Federal St. in Youngstown.

Dunkin’ to host happy hour

Dunkin’ Donuts in the Youngstown area will host a summer happy hour through the end of August. Guests can enjoy discounts on a select featured beverage each month between 2-4 p.m. The month of June is featuring Dunkin’s Ice Coffee at 50 percent of stated menu prices. To learn more, visit

SOV hosts summer concert series

Shepherd of the Valley- Boardman will host three concerts this summer. The concerts will be July 18 - The Calypso Gypsies Trio and Aug. 20 - The Jim Frank Trio. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will move indoors. For more information, call Kim Osborn, activity director, Shepherd of the Valley- Boardman, 330-726-9061, ext. 2414.

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