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Published: Fri, June 7, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Fitch graduates earn awards

Mariah and Miranda DeFuria, graduates odf Austintown Fitch High School, have been named University Scholars at Youngstown State University, the university’s most prestigious scholarship award. For more information on the University Scholars program, call 330-941-2772 or visit http://www.ysu.edu/honors/.

Durina named to dean’s list

Emily Durina, a resident of Austintown, was among over 700 students from Walsh University named to the Spring 2013 dean’s list.

Torch club hosts dinner meeting

The Youngstown Chapter of International Torch Clubs’ dinner-discussion meeting will be June 17, at Pete’s Place, Kilcawley Center, on the campus of Youngstown State University. The speaker will be Dr. Thomas Copeland. The title of his speech is “John McCormack: The Tenor Whom Caruso Acknowledged as His Equal.” The public is invited to attend. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and lecture at 7 p.m. Dinner for non-members is $19. Attending only the lecture is free of charge. Call 330-757-4148 for dinner reservations.

Krut earns honors

Michele Krut a sophomore at Mercy College of Ohio was named to the honor’s list. She is an associate of science nursing major. To be named on the honor’s list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be enrolled for six to 11 credit hours.

Book store to host signing

Randy Ryan, author of “My First Baseball Game,” will be signing books at Bradley’s Book Outlet in the Southern Park Mall June 29 from 3-6 p.m.

Dr. Suzelis to host seminar

Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting a free seminar entitled, “Blood Type Diet Meal Prep” on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center located in South Bridge West (behind Second Sole) at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3.

Join Suzelis for an informative seminar that will provide information on how to incorporate the blood type diet into your life. He will discuss meal planning, share recipes, teach you how to substitute ingredients in your current recipes to make them blood type friendly, and more. To register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at OhioND.com. Free admission, RSVP required.

Writers group to meet in Canfield

Area writers are invited to attend Monday Night Writers June 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road in Canfield. The meeting will be led by author and professional writer Nancy Christie. The two-hour sessions will include both writing exercises and discussions on the creative and business aspects of writing.

Those with ‘works-in-progress’ are welcome to bring copies of their projects for comments and critiques from the group. The fee is $10 per class and registration is preferred. For more information, email Nancy Christie at nancy@nancychristie.com.

Friends of the library meeting to be June 17

The Austintown Friends of the Library will be June 17 at 10 a.m. Valley resident Richard Lander brings Joseph Green Butler Jr. to life. Lander has been a docent for the Butler Art Museum. He has researched and studied the history and life of Joseph Green Butler, Jr., an American Industrialist, civic leader and historian.

Butler is perhaps best known for establishing the first museum dedicated to the works of American Artists.

Page turners meeting set

Find out what others are reading and share your favorite read June 19 from 6-7 p.m. at the Austintown library.

Kindle class set in April

Bring your Kindle to the library and the librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on their website on June 10 at 6 p.m. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for specific library to register.

Kindle class set in June

Bring your Kindle to the library and the librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on their website on June 10 at 6 p.m. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for specific library to register.

Wonderful worms set

The Austintown library will host wonderful worms on June 27 at 10 a.m. Read “Diary of a Worm” by Doreen Cronin with the Mahoning County Green Team and meet a young worm who discovers the good and the not-so-good things about being a worm in this great big world. Then, look at a vermicomposting bin to witness red worms at work in the earth and make your own worm craft. Recommended for kids in preschool to grade 3.

Give blood at the library

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive at the Austintown library on June 24 from 12:30-6:30 p.m.

Babies and books set at library

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

Tales for toddlers set for Wednesday

Join the Austintown library for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader June 13 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Library hosts Fun for 4s and 5s

Join the Austintown library for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader every June 12 at 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fitch graduate earns degrees

Jeffrey Ensign, a Fitch graduate, graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of science and masters of education. He is the son of Eleanor Ensign of Austintown and the late Edward Ensign.

YSU searches for majorettes, feature twirlers

The YSU marching band will have auditions for majorette and feature twirler positions for the upcoming marching band 2013 season on June 14 from 5-7 p.m. (learn routine) and June 15 from 9-11:30 a.m. (audition) Incoming freshmen and current students are encouraged to audition for the 2013 season. Participants should plan on two days for the full audition process. Both sessions will be in Stambaugh Stadium’s Gym A.

For details or to sign up, go to www.ysubands.org/marching_pride. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Brandt Payne, director of athletic bands, at bpayne@ysu.edu.

Mahoning Riverfest set

Friends of the Mahoning River will have its second annual Mahoning Riverfest today from noon to 4 p.m. at the B & O Station, located at 530 Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown. The Riverfest will begin with a dock ribbon cutting ceremony. Kayak and canoe rides will be available courtesy of Trumbull Canoe Trails. There will be an art festival inside the B & O from noon to 7 p.m. The cost is $1. The event will also include educational and historical presentations and displays with a focus on the river and the environment. There is no charge for parking.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation donates to library

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced the award of $3000 to Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County to support literacy programs. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org.

Slavic festival to be June 15

Simply Slavic, the downtown festival created specifically to celebrate Greater Youngstown’s colorful Slavic community will take place on June 15 from noon to midnight on Federal Plaza East. The event began in 2011 to educate the community about Slavic heritage. The event will feature live music, folk dance performances, homemade food, educational exhibits and ethnic vendors.

Grow Youngstown to offer fresh produce

Grow Youngstown will offer fresh produce direct to the residents of Mahoning Valley through its Community Supported Agriculture market, which purchases food direct from local farmers. Participants can pick up their farm fresh goods on Tuesdays at the YMCA in Boardman, Fellows Riverside Gardens, East Side Public Library and Poland Public Library. Orders can also be delivered to your door for a fee.

To become a member of Grow Youngstown’s CSA: Farm to You, contact Elsa Higby, CSA manager, at csa@growyoungstown.org or 330-286-0688.

Adult Career Center hosts informational sessions

Adults interested in enrolling career certification programs this fall offered at the Adult Career Center Mahoning County Career and Technical Center are invited to attend one of several free informational sessions this spring and summer at MCCTC, located at 7300 North Palmyra Road in Canfield. Informational sessions include career investigation as well as reading, math and language assessments.

Attendees will tour the building, meet instructors and learn about financial aid opportunities. Upcoming informational sessions will be June 18 at 6 p.m. and July 9 at 6 p.m.

For more information or to register to attend, call the Adult Career Center at 330-729-4100.


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