Local student earns degree
Kedron Marie Taylor graduated Cum Laude on May 4 from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications degree. She is a 2009 graduate of Canfield High School.
Welty earns doctorate
Michael R. Welty earned his doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences during the May 4 spring commencement ceremony. Prior to earning his doctorate, Welty graduated cum laude in 2011 from UT with his Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is a 2006 graduate of Canfield High School. Welty accepted a position with the Kroger Corporation in Columbus. He is the son of Ken and Karen Welty of Canfield.
Class reunites at golf event
The Ursuline High School class of 1958 will reunite on Aug. 9 at Kennsington Golf Club, located at 7171 Westford Place in Canfield. Tee time has been reserved beginning at 9:45 a.m. Contact Sally Murphy Pallante at 330-533-7542 to confirm a tee time. Senior rate of $28 for 18 hole golfers. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tee time to check-in and warm-up. Dress code includes collared shirts, Bermuda-length shorts and soft spikes are required. Cancellations must be made at least 24-48 hours in advance. Reunion chairman, Tom Nadasky, will also accept reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-547-2640 and provide information on all planned class of 1958 events.
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 Nadine Berezny, Queen-Amina Chijide, Michael Dercoli and Joseph Fagnano.
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.
Lions Club asks for donation
Last year the Canfield Lions Club was instrumental in helping raise more than $10,000 to aid Missouri Flood Victims. This year they are challenged to assist those who survived the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma but lost their homes and belongings. This year, the Canfield Lions Club has set up a bank account entitled “Oklahoma Disaster Relief” at the Farmers National Bank in Canfield. Please make checks to Oklahoma Disaster Relief and drop it off at any Farmers branch or mail to: Farmers National Bank, 20 South Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406.
All money collected will be sent to the Oklahoma Director of Disaster Relief. For more information, call Lion Phil Bova at 330-533-2580 or Lion Jim Duncan at 330-533-3866.
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 www.mahoning.osu.edu and go to 4-H Youth Development.
Mangus named to dean’s list
Michael Mangus of Canfield was named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2013 semester at Baldwin Wallace University. Students who receive at least a 3.6 GPA for seven or more graded hours in a single semester are named to the dean’s list.
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 tennislink.usta.com/tournaments.
Participate in Pilates sculpt
The Pilates sculpt class will be June 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.
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 www.mahoninghistory.org.
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 tomorrow 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 www.dunkindonuts.com.
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 to 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 email@example.com.
Have fossil fun
The Canfield library will host a fossil hunt on June 25 at 10 a.m. Reassemble a dinosaur and create cave art. For children of all ages.
Nook for novices and pros
If you are new to Nook or new to borrowing eBooks from the library for your well-used Nook, bring your device to the Canfield library on June 25 at 6:30 p.m. and they will show you how to find and download eBooks from the library’s Digital Catalog on the website. Don’t forget your Adobe ID and email information. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library to register.
Boughner earns Eagel Scout Award
Benjamin Boughner, son of Don and Pam Boughner of Canfield, was presented with the Eagle Scout Award at a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor May 1 in Canfield United Methodist Church. Boughner has earned 26 merit badges in his time with the organization and is a junior at Canfield High School. He splits his time between band, the scouts and employment at Inner Circle Pizza.
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.
Rotary offers holiday flag service
The Rotary Club of Canfield is offering holiday flag display service through its Fly the Flag program. For more information, call Bill Reese at 330-533-2000 or Warren Jensen at 330-533-6795.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-286-0688.
Vendors needed for market event
The Junior Women’s League of Canfield is recruiting vendors for the 44th annual Fall Market Event on the Canfield Village Green. This year’s event will take place on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participating vendors may range from home-based businesses to art and craft merchandise to non-profit organizations. Proceeds from the Fall Market benefit the community. For more information, call 330-506-4347.