Canfield briefs

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.

Dairy Queen hosts Easter celebration

Dairy Queen will host its Easter celebration today at the Austintown location and tomorrow at the Cornersburg location from 1 to 4 p.m. Children are invited to color eggs the DQ way, pet live bunnies and eat lunch with the Easter bunny and Curly the Cone. Free candy-filled eggs and prizes will be available for children. Bring your camera for free photos.

The Austintown location is located 146 N. Canfield Niles Road. The Cornersburg location is on South Meridian Road. For more information, call 330-792-3765 or 330-799-5295.

Canfield grad named to master’s program

Julian Hierl, a 2009 graduate of Canfield High School, has been accepted to the master’s program in Spanish at Kent State University for the fall semester 2013. He is the son of Elizabeth Schmid of Neurmberg, Germany, and the grandson of Robert and Sonia Einfeldt of Canfield.

MCCTC accepting applications

Registration is now open for 2013-2014 academic year at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center. Applications for enrollment are available online at or by calling the high school office at 330-729-4000.

Benefit wine tasting April 20

The Youngstown Country Club will host a wine tasting on April 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. The gala event will pair complimentary hors d’oeuvres with the exquisite wines that have been selected for tasting, including some premier local winemakers. The event will benefit the Mahoning County DD Special Olympics Program. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes a charitable tax deduction of $25. To reserve tickets, call the Youngstown Country Club at 330 759 1040, ext. 151.

Audubon Society meeting set

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley invites the public to “Wildlife of the Mahoning Valley” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm. Jim Kerr, curator of the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, will talk about local species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The Mill Creek MetroParks Farm is on Route 46 in Canfield. For more information, call 888-846-885.

VTI Travel launches new website

Boardman-based travel agency VTI American Express Travel has launched its new website, allowing leisure and business customers a less stressful means of making travel arrangements. Customers can explore a variety of travel options and packages and when they are ready to book they can do so by calling or doing it through the site. Visit

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.

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

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.

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 Wednesday and Thursday 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 today

The free Easter Egg and Goodie Bag Hunt at Boardman Park is today. 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 today to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers.

Downloading for Apple devices at library

Bring your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone to the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday 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 Monday 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.

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 hosts egg drop

Canfield Presbyterian Church will host the second annual Giant Egg Drop today 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.

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.

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