Boardman briefs

Boardman resident earns degree

Shawn Clark of Boardman, recently graduated from Champlain College. Clark received a bachelor of science degree in business management.

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 or 330-286-0688.

Lions give trees

In the article “Lions club plants seeds at Robinwood Lane,” there was a misprint. The Lions club gave trees to the students at Robinwood Lane to plant for Arbor Day.

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 5 at 6 p.m., 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.

Stallsmith open house set

After 32 years of dedicated service to children and families of the community, Nancy Stallsmith, director of St. Paul’s Child Care Center in New Middletown, has decided to retire.

The staff of St. Paul’s Child Care Center along with Stallsmith’s family are planning a celebration in her honor. Former students and their families, colleagues and the community are invited to an open house on tomorrow from 2-4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Social Hall, 10143 Main St.

Board Building and Sites Committee meeting set

The Building and Sites Committee of the Board of Trustees for the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday in the meeting room of Main Library, located at 305 Wick Ave. in Youngstown. The purpose of the meeting is to award the landscape bid for the new branch library being built in the Jackson-Milton area.

MCCTC students host plant sale

The spring plant sale, sponsored by the Horticulture program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, started May 6. Horticulture students have prepared items including assorted annuals, hanging baskets and fresh tomatoes and peppers. Flats of flowers will also be available. The Horticulture Green House will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday throughout the month of May until all items are sold. For more information on the spring plant sale, contact Mary June Emerson at 330-729-4000 ext., 1671.

Holistic health seminar set

Dr. Noah Erickson, Chiropractic Physician, will be hosting a Free Holisitic Health Seminar on Tuesday in the community room of the Davis Family YMCA on McClurg Road in Boardman at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Erickson will be focusing on his unique treatments for helping adults and children get well naturally from the inside-out through diet, nutrition, acupuncture and chiropractic care. Dr. Noah has had success treating kids with Autism, AD/HD, Allergies, Developmental Delays and adults with Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and Fatigue and many more. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 330-726-3456.

Broadway producer comes to Boardman

Broadway producer Peter Sklar will be offering a free lecture for children 8 and up at Ruth’s Dance and Fitness Co. LLC tomorrow at 2 p.m. The lecture is titled “Getting Started in the Arts” and will discuss being a successful child star. Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Mischa Barton are just a few of the people he has helped reach success. Seating is limited. Call 330-782-6785 for reservations.

BGMS students place in math competition

Approximately 200 area fifth and sixth- grade students recently competed in the annual EOCTM math competition. The following students from Boardman Glenwood excelled: Sophia McGee, first place in number sense; Emily Warhol, second place in data analysis; Noah Basista, second place in mental math and Jakob Peters, third place in geometry. The team was coached by Mrs. Sahli and Mrs. Tokash.

Couch to 5K program under way

The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center will present its second annual Couch to 5K program, beginning Monday. The Couch to 5K program will consist of three training sessions per week for 12 weeks in Boardman. Last year, participants were from a wide range of ages, including some in their 50s and 60s. The fee for the program is $90 for the 12-week program or $40 per month.

The instructor will be Amber Landsman, a strength and conditioning fitness trainer with 20 years experience training and running races. She has a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Dr. Suzelis, also an avid runner, will assist with some of the sessions.

For more information or to register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at

Library closed for holidays

All public libraries in Mahoning County will be closed on May 26-27 (Memorial Day weekend).

Local author book signing

Bradley’s Book Outlet will be hosting local author Jason Webb tomorrow from 1-4 p.m. for a book signing of Webb’s latest children’s book, “Tim Chance Has Big Dreams.” The event will offer free face painting, balloons and drinks with your purchase of “Time Chance Had Big Dreams.”

Middle schools present band concert

The Boardman Middle Schools will present a fifth, sixth and seventh-grade band spring concert on May 29 at 7 p.m. in the Boardman High School Performing Arts Center.

This concert will feature the fifth, sixth and seventh-grade bands combined from both Center and Glenwood middle schools.

The fifth-grade band portion will include many fun arrangements, including a performance of “Hang on Sloopy” our state of Ohio’s official rock song!

The sixth-grade band will feature popular favorites including “Party Rock Anthem” and “Rolling in the Deep” as recorded by Adele.

The concert will close with the seventh-grade band performance of the recent hits “Eyes Open” by Taylor Swift and “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera.

Donations of $3 for adults and $2 for students will be accepted at the door. Senior citizens and children under 10 are free.

Ursuline Sisters accepting applications

The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown are accepting applications for their June 2013 intern/volunteer program. College students or recent graduates 18 and older with a few hours a week to spare and a sincere desire to make a difference in the community are encouraged to apply.

Interns and volunteers really make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate while gaining valuable workplace experience to build their r sum s, having fun, meeting new people and visiting diverse places. Hours are flexible, and participants can extend their experiences beyond June.

For more information or to apply, contact Sister Norma at 330-792-7636 or or visit the Sisters blog at Applicants must provide a r sum , three references or letters of recommendation and pass federal background checks.

Tales for toddlers set for Wednesdays

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

Library hosts Fun for 4s and 5s

Join the Boardman library for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mom tribute game set

Join the Boardman library for a month-long tribute to mom. Match each baby animal to its mom, show your answers to a librarian to receive a treat for you and mom. For children of all ages. During library hours through the month of May.

Play games galore

The Boardman library will host classic games and a story for the family today at 2 p.m. Try your hand at pingpong, Farkel, Scrabble and more.

Family story time set

Children of all ages and parents are invited to join the Boardman library for stories and fun in this 30-minute story time on May 29 at 10 a.m. Crawl through the tunnels and try the paper and pencil mazes. For children of all ages.

Sensory story time to be May 25

Join the Boardman library for a family story time for children of all ages with a sensory focus on May 25 at 2 p.m. This program is designed for children with different needs, including those with Autism, speech/language delays, cognitive impairments, AD/HD and other special needs and challenges. The program will include books, music and sensory stations with a schedule board and double visuals. Children must attend with an adult. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Boardman library.

Benefit golf outing to be July 20

The eighth annual sunshine benefit golf outing will be held on July 20 at Lakeside Golf Course. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. The event will be a three-person scramble. The cost is $225 per team and includes a T-shirt, continental breakfast, lunch, drinks and a steak dinner to follow at Ball Busters Sports Bar.

Register at Ball Busters Sports Bar, 3661 Mahoning Ave., by July 16 or by calling Johnny Mashiska at 330-519-6753, Mark Kellerman at 330-397-7652 or Dale Brady at 571-292-0264.

Hole sponsorships are available for $100 and program ads for $50. Cost for just the steak dinner is $30 per person or two for $50.

All proceeds benefit James Krokoski.

Benefit cornhole tournament set

Ball Busters Sports Bar and Grill, 3661 Mahoning Ave., will host a cornhole tournament on July 21. Registration begins at 2 p.m. and first bag toss is at 3 p.m. The cost is $40 per team and includes a hot dog lunch. The tournament will include double elimination, 50/50 and a raffle. All proceeds will benefit James Krokoski. For more information, call Tom Miller at 330-565-2573.

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