Canfield briefs

Canfield resident named to Dean’s list

Jennifer Hudock has been named to the 2012 fall semester Dean’s list at Bethel College with a 4.0 GPA.

Naturopathic Thyroid Care Seminar held Thursday

Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D., will present a free seminar titled, “Naturopathic Thyroid Care” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at his Boardman office, located in South Bridge West (behind Second Sole) at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3.

Whether your thyroid is overactive or underactive, there are natural options to assist you. In this seminar, Suzelis will discuss naturopathic options for thyroid health. He will discuss synthetic versus natural thyroid hormone replacement, when is it appropriate to forgo thyroid replacement altogether and what are the natural options for those with an overactive thyroid, including when pregnant or breast-feeding. The lecture will be beneficial for those who already have thyroid issues, along with people who want to keep their thyroid healthy.

For more information or to register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at The event is free, but RSVP required.

Camera Club hosts meetings

The Youngstown Camera Club hosts its club meetings the first and third Mondays of every month at 7:30 p.m. The meetings are at Christ’s Church, 7155 Glenwood Ave. Anyone interest in digital photography is welcome. For more information, visit

Newcomers meeting Tuesday

The Newcomers Club of Canfield, formerly known as Welcome Wagon Club of Canfield, will hold its March meeting on Tuesday. The speaker for the night is Bridget Beck from Fellows Riverside Gardens and the topic will be Spring Garden Preparation. For location and time, contact Laura at or 330-559-1639.

The Newcomers Club of Canfield is open to all women in the Mahoning Valley. It provides an opportunity for members in the community to welcome newcomers, engage in recreational and social activities and to help support the civic, social and charitable life of the community.

Writers meeting set

Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday Night Writers, March 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road.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.’

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

St. Anthony’s Auxiliary to meet Monday

St. Anthony’s Auxiliary of Struthers will meet on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Johnny’s Restaurant on Market Street. President, Arlene DeChellis, will present the schedule of events for the coming year.

ABWA meeting Wednesday

Tri-Gold Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet Wednesday at the Manor, 46 Kirk Road. A social will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet at 6 p.m. Dinner will include baked chicken, penne pasta and meatballs, red skin potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad and beverage. Cost is $17. The speaker for the evening is Mary Altiere from the Daughters of the American Revolution. The chapter’s coming auction April 6 will be discussed. For reservations, call 330-652-0589 or 330-793-6208.

Registration open for Women’s Heart Day

Registration for the 10th annual Woman’s Heart Day, a free health and wellness extravaganza provided by Humility of Mary Health Partners, opens April 1.

Provided as a service to the community, Woman’s Heart Day will take place on May 9 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. This annual event features free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, educational presentations on a variety of women’s health issues, cooking demonstrations, spa services, refreshments and giveaways.

Among the health screenings offered this year are bone density, lipid panel (cholesterol) and A1c testing, blood pressure readings, vision screenings, stroke risk and skin cancer risk assessments.

Registration is required and appointments for bone density, lipid panel and A1c testing are limited.

For information or to register, call the HMHP Healthline at 330-480-3151 or 877-700-4647.

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic set

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

Special Olympics fundraiser set

A Special Olympics fundraiser will be on April 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bev Road MASCO Workshop, 825 Bev Road, Boardman. More than 800 items will be available for purchase at the Shop-Till-You-Drop sale benefitting the Mahoning County DD Special Olympics. The sale will feature YSU, Steelers, Browns and Cleveland Indians sports items along with jewelry, purses, toys, books and home d cor.

The event will also include 100 gift baskets with items such as a Colt McCoy autographed football, overnight stay at Mountaineer Resort and Casino, Kindle, cameras, and a year of skating at the Skate Zone. There will also be a gift card raffle valued at $500. One person will win gift cards to local restaurants, bakeries, retail stores, golf items, salons and more.

A bake sale and concessions will be available. For more information on the event, call Cathy Duck at 330-750-0423.

Eat with the Easter bunny

Tickets are now on sale for Dinner with the Easter Bunny on March 27-28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lariccia Family Community Center in Boardman Park. Tickets can be purchased at the park office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are $6 for Boardman residents and $7 for non-residents. Children under 18 months are admitted free. Cost includes dinner, arts and crafts, and a family photo with the Easter Bunny.

Easter egg hunt March 23

The free Easter Egg and Goodie Bag Hunt at Boardman Park will be March 23. The event will be for children 8 and under. Bring your baskets and arrive early. Dress for the weather. Times are:

10 a.m. — for ages 2 and under at the Bocce Court

10:15 a.m. — for ages 3-4 at the Masters Pavilion

10:30 a.m. — for ages 5-8 at the Baseball field

For more information, visit and “like” us on Facebook, or call the park office at 330-726-8105.

Swap coupons at the library

If you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have, drop by between 9 a.m. and noon at the Canfield library March 15 and 16 to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers.

Check your blood pressure

The Canfield library will host a blood pressure check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association on March 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Downloading for Apple devices at library

Bring your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone to the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on March 26 and they will show you how to download digital books from the library’s Digital Catalog on the library website. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library to register.

Play marching band madness

Stop by the Canfield library during library hours through the month of March to see if you can figure out which celebrities played what instruments in high school marching band. If you march on in, you could win a prize. For teens in grades 7-12.

Read tales to tails

Sign up to read to a registered therapy dog, which helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence, and encourages a love of reading at the Canfield library on March 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Readers of all levels and abilities are welcome. Bring a book of your choice. Dogs are provided by K-9 for Compassion, registered Delta society therapy dogs.

Babies and books set at library

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

Tales for toddlers set for Wednesdays

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

Library hosts Fun for 4s and 5s

Join the Canfield 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 Tuesday in March at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lego my library on Tuesday

Children, age 6 and up, can create Lego designs at the Canfield library on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Legos will be provided.

Guess and go at library

Guess the number of items in the jar at the Canfield library during month of March. Closest guess wins. For children of all ages

Church presents Cross-Walk

The Canfield Presbyterian Church will host Cross-Walk 2013 on March 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This journey will allow you to travel alongside Jesus to meet His disciples, meet Judas Iscariot, watch Jesus pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, stand at the foot of the cross where he was crucified and experience his resurrection.

Content is appropriate for elementary-aged children to adults. Nursery care is available.

Church hosts egg drop

Canfield Presbyterian Church will host the second annual Giant Egg Drop on March 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. Families will be challenged to drop a raw egg, from different heights, without breaking the egg. Supplies will be provided. Walk the bunny trail and look for eggs and special treats along the way.

For more information, contact Canfield Presbyterian Church at 330-533-5509.

Library closed March 30-31

All branches of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will be closed on March 30 and 31 for Easter.

Woman of the Year celebration set

The Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will hold its Woman of the Year celebration on Tuesday at Cafe Capri at 6:30 p.m. The celebration will include a dinner of mixed green salad, roast beef au jus, chicken francaise, penne pasta, garlic buttered potatoes, tuscan bread, beverages and dessert. The cost is $19.

The newly-crowned Woman of the Year will represent the chapter at Fall Convention in Little Rock. The guest speaker for the event will the director of the Mahoning Library, Heide M. Daniels. Reservations must be made by March 5 by calling Kathy Anderson at 330-533-6675 after 4 p.m.

Take boating safety course

Mosquito Lake Power Squadron is offering America’s Boating Course, considered to be part of America’s premier boating education.

This United States Power Squadrons boating course includes essential information on all types of water sports. Completion of this course meets all federal requirements and exceeds all Ohio mandatory and age requirements. Instruction is free, with a nominal $30 fee for course materials.

The six-session course began on March 5 at 6 p.m. at Gander Mountain in Niles. The remaining schedule is March 12, 14, 19 and 21.

For additional information, call Jim Orsine at 330-652-3859, or Tom Petrilla at 330-372-2988.

Rivers Casino bus trip set

The Relay for Life Team sponsored by the Mill Creek ABWA will host a bus trip to River’s Casino tomorrow. The bus will pick up passengers at Fab Limo in Austintown at 1 p.m. and at K-Mart on Route 224 at 1:15 p.m. Return time will be between 8:30 and 9 p.m.

For reservations, call Shirley 330-270-9779 or Joyce 330-799-4507.

The cost is $35 and includes $20 for the slots and a $5 food voucher. Refreshments and games will be provided on the bus to the casino.

Church hosts spaghetti dinner

Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Dr. will host its semi-annual Mickey Schuster Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner on March 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Carry outs will be available. Tickets are available at the door or by calling the church office at 330-758-5745. Dinners include pasta with meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drink.

All proceeds go to the Mickey Shuster Scholarship Fund and are distributed each year to the college students at Bethel.

Neighbors wants your news

Teachers, parents, event organizers — we know you are hard at work making fun and interesting events or lessons for the community to enjoy and we want to know about it. If you would like a story to be written about your event in Austintown, Boardman, Canfield or Poland, email or call 330-747-1471 extension 1511 to tell our reporter all about it.

Canfield grad earns prestigious title

Bethan Eynon, a 2003 graduate of Canfield High School, is now the University of North Carolina’s Center for Civil Rights 2012-2014 Community Development and Community Inclusion Attorney-Fellow. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2012 and previously from Ohio University Honors Tutorial College with degrees in journalism, sociology and women studies. During her law school career, Eynon served as both the Special Trips Coordinator and Director of the Pro Bono Program Board. She has been integral in the Wills Trips to various areas of North Carolina and the South, aiding citizens with a variety of legal issues.

In 2012, Eynon was inducted into the prestigious Carolina Law Davis Society. She and her husband, Jonathan Crawford, live in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Canfield church hosts Lenten breakfasts

Canfield Christian Church will be hosting Lenten breakfasts every Wednesday through March 27. The breakfasts will be from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Breakfast is free and donations will be accepted.

For more information, call 330-533-2246.

MCCTC cosmetology students open salon

Cosmetology students at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center have opened The Salon at MCCTC for afternoon hours to the public. Salon hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and now noon to 2 p.m.

The junior and senior cosmetology students will offer haircuts, styling, perms, hair color, manicures and hair removal. All services are performed by students under the supervision of their instructor and prices start at just $5. To make an appointment, call Cosmetology Instructor Lisa Argiro at 330-729-4000, extension 1309.

Making Kids Count benefit dinner

On March 15, Making Kids Count will host its first benefit dinner at Avion on the Water in Canfield. Proceeds from the event will go to the various programs Making Kids Count sponsors.

This event will include dinner, dessert, a cash bar, chance auction and entertainment. Invitations will be mailed in February.

Anyone interested in receiving an invitation for this event or for more information on this event, should send an email with mailing and email addresses to or call the office at 330-758-3434.

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