Boardman briefs

Fowler named to dean’s list

Elizabeth Fowler, a 2010 graduate of Boardman High School, has been named to the University of Akron’s dean’s list for the Spring semester 2013. Fowler will be entering her senior year at Akron this fall and has a 3.78 GPA. She is majoring in social work and is a vice president of the Delta Gamma Sorority and will be completing an internship this Fall at the Summit County Domestic Relations Court. Fowler is the daughter of Edward Fowler and the late Amy James.

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.

4-H day camp set

The Mahoning County 4-H program will have its annual 4-H day camp in Boardman on July 2. The day camp is open to any youth between the ages of 5 and 8 (must have completed kindergarten). Youth do not need to be 4-H members to attend. The fee is $25, and includes crafts, lunch and lots of fun and opportunities to make new friends. Day campers will be supervised by trained counselors and adults.

Registration and full payment is due by June 21. Camp will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited so get your registration in early. For a camp brochure and further information, contact the Ohio State University Extension Office in Mahoning County at 330-533-5538 or visit the website at and go to 4-H Youth Development.

Local student earns degree

Christina Duritza of Boardman graduated from Villanova University with a Master of Science in Human Resource Development during a spring commencement ceremony on May 19.

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.

Take a strategic hike

Join the MetroParks on a hike June 30 at 2 p.m. Chat about the new comprehensive action plan that will guide the MetroParks in fulfilling its mission through the next ten years. Meet at Ford Nature Center. The hike has a moderate rating and will cover three miles.

Explore Beaver Preserve

The MetroParks will explore the Beaver Township Preserve tomorrow at 2 p.m. Meet at the pavilion in preserve, located on State Route 165. For directions, call the Ford Nature Center. This hike has an easy rating and will cover 1.5 miles.

Discover Austintown park

Discover Austintown Township Park tomorrow from 2-4 p.m. Join Bill Whitehouse again to explore a different section of this park. Meet at Pritchard Gazebo. The park is located just east of Kirk Road Trailhead. This hike has an easy rating and will cover 1.5 miles.

Ladies learn to golf

The ladies golf clinic will be June 26 at 6 p.m. Forty-five minutes will be spent on the range working on all aspects of full swing and short game. Afterward, play three to five holes learning various things like course management, etiquette, pace of play and club selection. Call the Pro Shop for details and to register. The clinic will be at Mill Creek Golf Course.

Short game clinic to be June 27

Whether you are a beginner or an avid golfer, you will benefit from this clinic on June 27 from 6-7 p.m. Fundamentals will cover chipping, pitching and putting techniques. Focus will be on technique, club selection, and when and where to play particular shots. Call the Pro Shop for details and to register. The clinic will be at Mill Creek Golf Course.

MetroParks hosts open tennis tournament

The Mill Creek open United States Tennis Association sanctioned tennis tournament will be June 27-30. There will be multiple divisions starting at 12 years and up. For additional information and to register, visit

Participate in Pilates sculpt

The Pilates sculpt class will be June 19 and 26 from 6-7 p.m. Using light hand weights, they tone the body with emphasis on core strength and control. The class is instructed by Certified Fitness Trainer Angela Lubonovich. Bring a mat and water. The cost is $10 per session or use your Scenic Fitness Card.

Take T’ai Chi

T’ai Chi Step One will be June 26 from noon until 1 p.m. at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Ease stress, improve health and increase vitality by joining Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. The cost is $10 per class.

Practice Yoga at the gardens

Yoga will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m. and 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. Meet at the information desk. The cost is $10 per class.

Yoga basics class set

Learn the basics of yoga June 23 and 30 from 9-10:30 a.m. The class taught by Karres Cvetkovich will experience the release of mental and physical tensions that act as powerful barriers to enjoying life. Gift certificates are available. The cost is $10 per session or use your Scenic Fitness Card. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register.

Learn Pilates basics

The Pilates basics class will be June 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Work on toning and shaping with Certified Fitness Trainer Angela Lubonovich. Core strength, alignment and breathing are emphasized. Bring a mat and water. Cost $10 per session or use your Scenic Fitness Card.

MetroParks hosts free concerts

The Metro Parks will host a free concert at the Judge Morley Pavilion. Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons will perform June 26 at 7 p.m.

Library hosts Juneteenth program

The East Committee of the Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) will have a Juneteenth Program today at 1 p.m., in the East Library, located at 430 Early Road.

The East Friends Committee has planned a program, craft, entertainment and refreshments, including a focus on the Emancipation Proclamation. New Seasonings, the caf located in the Newport Library, will provide refreshments for the day, such as hot dogs, chips, red soda and red velvet cupcakes. The program is free and open to the public.

Free open houses set

Every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. beginning June 12 and running through August 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 twice, July 8-12 and 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

Oh Wow! to host contest

Test your strategies at OH WOW! by playing the game card trek today from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The game was created by Dr. Stephen Sniderman, a former English professor at YSU. The cost to enter the contest is $1. General OH WOW! admission rates apply to non-members. Prizes will be given to contest winners. For more information, call 330-744-5914.

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.

Make solar ovens

Children in grades kindergarten through eighth are invited to Oh Wow! on July 9 and 11 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to build a functional solar oven. Participants will use their ovens to make s’mores. The cost is $2 for members and $10 for non-members.

OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology is located at 11 W. Federal St. in Youngstown.

Luau at the lily pond

The MetroParks will host a Luau at the Lily Pond on June 22 from 5:30-9 p.m. The Lily Pond is the oldest man-made body of water in Mill Creek Park. Join a summer celebration to help raise funds for the restoration of this beloved treasure. Enjoy luau-themed food, then dance to the steel drum sounds of the Calypso Gypsies. Come dressed festively tropical. Reservations are required by calling 330-702-3000. The cost is $50 per person, cash bar.

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

Local student receives diploma

Alexis Wyatt was among more than 300 students to received diplomas at Marietta College’s 176th graduation ceremony May 12. Wyatt completed requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology.

Torch club hosts dinner meeting

The Youngstown Chapter of International Torch Clubs’ dinner-discussion meeting will be Monday, 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.

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.

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

Stanko earns honors

Rachel Stanko of Boardman was named to the honor’s list at Mercy College of Ohio. She is a junior 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.

Padgitt named to dean’s list

Elizabeth Padgitt of Boardman was named to the dean’s list at Mercy College of Ohio. She is a sophomore associate of science nursing major. To be named on the dean’s list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be enrolled for 12 or more credit hours per semester.

Downloading for Apple devices at library

Bring your eReader to the Boardman library during the month of June and the librarians will show you how to download books from the library’s Digital Catalog on the library website. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Boadman library to make an appointment for an individual session or register at the librarian’s desk. This event is for teens and adults.

Meet Arthur’s sister, the real D.W.

Meet Kim, the sister of Marc Brown, author of the “Arthur” series of books on June 28 at 2 p.m. at the Boardman library. Kim is the inspiration for D.W. in Brown’s “Arthur” books will share childhood memories of her famous brother, talk about how Marc writes and illustrates his stories, and show how to draw Arthur in 8 easy steps. For school-age children. No reservations are needed.

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 June 28 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Dollar General 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

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