Canfield briefs

Candy-free Trick-or-Treat to be Oct. 19

The Second Annual Trick Nor Treat Halloween Candy-Free event will be Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Beyond Expectations South Bridge Therapy and Learning Center, located at 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, E-1 in Boardman. There will be non-food Trick-or-Treating inclusive for children with food allergies, special diets or whose parents just don’t want more sugar. There will also be pumpkin decorating and crafts, Halloween games, Bunnies in Baskets, live music and a costume contest.

The event is free and open to the community and is sponsored by the Therapy Team at Best Learning Center, Beyond Expectations Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy Sensations, Brittany Spaulding Yost, MA, PC, LSW, Dynamic Music Therapy and Bunnies in Baskets Certified Therapy Rabbits.

MCCTC students open salon

Cosmetology students at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will open The Salon at MCCTC to the public beginning Oct. 10. Salon hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8:15-10:30 a.m. Appointments are recommended. The 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. New to the salon this year is a retail space with Paul Mitchell product, shellac manicures and a redesigned salon space.

To make an appointment, call Cosmetology Instructor Lisa Argiro at 330-729-4000, ext. 1310.

Saxon Club to have pork-kraut dinner

The Youngstown Saxon Club, located at 710 S. Meridian Road, will host its next pork-kraut dinner on Oct. 20 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The price is $8.75 for adults and $5 for children, and includes dessert and coffee, tea or pop. The public is welcome and take-outs will be available.

Audubon Society hosts birdwatching talk

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley invites the public to “Birding as a Window Into Nature” on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Larry Richardson, retired director of Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, will entertain with the discoveries he made while birdwatching. The event will be offered at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, located on Route 46 in Canfield. All are welcome. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact

Canfield residents earn degrees

Canfield residents Victoria Wirtz (Bachelor of Arts in interior design) and Alannah Kutan (Bachelor of Science in dietetics-didactic program) graduated from The University of Akron in summer 2013.

Chili take out dinner to be Oct. 21

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, located at 550 N. Broad Street in Canfield, is having a Chili Take Out Oct. 21. You can pick up your Monday Night Football meal between the hours of 4-7 p.m. at the church. The cost is $7 a quart or two quarts for $12. The chili will be available until sold out and no pre-orders will be taken (cash or check accepted). Proceeds will benefit Lord of Life’s 50th anniversary celebration on May 18, 2014.

Coat drive to be Oct. 17-20

The Canfield Local School system is conducting a coat drive to benefit the Rescue Mission. Bring clean, reusable coats, jackets, gloves, hats or scarves to CH Campbell Elementary afterschool on Oct. 17-20. The collection location is the Rescue Mission truck, which will be in front of the CH Campbell school doors on Moreland Drive. The coat drive is sponsored by the Canfield PTO.

Canfield resident performs in YSU play

Carly Magnuson of Canfield, a junior at Youngstown State University, is a member of the cast of University Theater’s production of “Tribunal.” Carly is majoring in Musical Theater and plays the role of Hannelore Schneider.

The play in YSU’s Spotlight Theater will run Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday matinee performances begin at 2 p.m.

The play is written by YSU alum Mark Milo Kessler and is directed by YSU alum Tracy Schuler Vivo.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the University Theater Box Office at 330-941-3105. Tickets are free for YSU students with ID; $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens, YSU faculty and staff and high school and college students from other universities, Penguin Club members and YSU alumni. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue parking deck for a nominal fee.

Mooney to host Veteran’s Day assembly

Cardinal Mooney will host a Veteran’s Day assembly on Nov. 11. The assembly will feature Marine Sgt. Tod Schuller, a 2005 graduate and Afghan war veteran, as the main speaker.

All veterans, Cardinal Mooney alumni, parents and friends are invited to attend the ceremony, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Those seeking more information should call the Cardinal Mooney alumni office at 330-788-5113.

Ursuline Center offers mini retreat

The Ursuline Center is offering an Advent Mini-Retreat “What Do I Most Want?” for those interested in preparing for the celebration of Christmas in a way that allows them to anticipate the birth of Christ with a renewed sense of discipleship.

The retreat will be Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. until noon in the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel, located at 4250 Shields Road. The group will use a contemplative method of praying with Scripture in order to connect participants’ stories with the great stories of Faith. A light brunch will be included. The donation is $15.

A registration form is available on the center’s website at or by contacting the program’s facilitators, Ursuline Associates Terry Supancic, 330-219-6243, or Eileen W. Novotny, 330-533-3831 or

Annual fruit sale to begin Nov. 5

The Canfield Band Parents organization is once again sponsoring its annual Fresh Fruit Sale starting Nov. 5. Band students in grades 5-12 are now selling fruit – including Florida oranges and grapefruit, Washington apples, D’Anjou pears and more. An assortment of packages is available. Students will also be selling four varieties of New York-style cheesecake. All orders will arrive Dec. 14 for delivery. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Canfield Band Programs.

For more information, or to place an order, contact any Canfield High School or Village Middle School band member, or visit

New location opens Oct. 19

Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 477 W. Main St. in Canfield Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals. The first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

Kiwanis Club to host swiss steak dinner

The Western Mahoning County Kiwanis Club will hosts its annual swiss steak dinner Oct. 27 from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St. in Canfield.

Cost is $10.50 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 4-9 and three and under are free.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and takeouts are available.

Caring family portrait sessions offered

Autism Society of Ohio and Mill Creek MetroParks are excited to offer a caring, patient family portrait session for families with disabilities thanks to the generous offer of Positive Light Photography

The 20-minute per family session will take place outdoors weather permitting, but a seasonal indoor session will be set up in case of inclement weather.

Reservations will be taken for the three 20-minute slots per hour. The barns will be open and complimentary hayrides will be offered to participants.

Families will receive a free sitting and a best choice 5x7 to be mailed to them within two weeks.

For $10, they will be mailed not only their photo, but a disc of all the professional-level photos taken during their session allowing for personal use and reproduction of your choice.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 330-501-7553

International Torch Club meeting set

Dr. Charles W. Darling, Professor Emeritus of History at YSU will be the speaker at the Youngstown Chapter of International Torch Clubs dinner-discussion meeting. The meeting will be Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in Kilcawley Center, Bresnahan rooms I and II, on the campus of Youngstown State University.

His presentation is entitled “The Ballad World of Francis James Child”. Musical examples accompany the discussion. The public is invited. Dinner for nonmembers is $20. To make a reservation call 330-757-4148 and for club information call 330-792-7351.

Scout packs to sell popcorn

Canfield’s Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 25 of Canfield United Methodist Church will be selling scouting popcorn on different weekends at the Giant Eagle store in Colonial Plaza located at 525 E. Main St. (Route 224) in Canfield. Scouts will be showing and selling the Pecatonica River Popcorn Brand of products to help fund their camping and other unit programs for the upcoming year.

Cub Scout Pack 25 will be on location Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Traditional yellow popcorn and microwave products will be available as well as products with flavors such as caramel, cheese, mud puddles, white gold, sea salt splash, jalapeno cheese, peanut butter cup and white ruby will be available as well as an Ohio State stadium tin. The scouts will also be collecting military product donation that will go to those serving in the military.

For more information about the popcorn sales and to purchase popcorn if you are unable to stop by those weekends contact the Popcorn Kernel for Cub Scout Pack 25, Stefanie Williams at 330-774-1139 or the Popcorn Kernel for Boy Scout Troop 25, Tim Kneen at 330-533-9083. This year’s Popcorn Sale ends Oct. 26.

Church to host women’s retreat

Western Reserve United Methodist Church, located at 4580 South Canfield Road in Canfield, will host a Women’s Retreat from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m Nov. 2. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the cost is $20, which includes breakfast breads, coffee, lunch and prizes. In the morning, Rev. Suzanne Hill will speak on sharing your faith. In the afternoon, Joanne Smisko will give her testimony, titled “Life is a Quilt - Putting the Pieces Together.” She will also display some of her handmade quilts. Kelly Williams-Wickman and Diane Karabin will have special music. Call Kaye at 330-793-0177 for more information snf to register. The registration deadline is Oct. 28.

Bow-Wow-Ween to be Oct. 26

Legacy Dog Rescue will sponsor Bow-Wow-Ween, a community Halloween event from 11-3 p.m. Oct. 26 at Austintown Township Park, Pogany Pavilion, located at 6000 Kirk Road. To participate, dogs must be leashed at all times, up to date on vaccinations and handled by an adult.

Among the features will be pet/child photos, refreshments, basket auction, 50-50 raffle, games, and goodies. Vendors and other rescue groups will also be present. For a $5 donation, a pet or child can be entered in all costume contests. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes in a number of categories. Proceeds will help Legacy Dog Rescue, a local nonprofit group, save dogs that have been abandoned, abused or neglected, and place them into loving homes.

For more about vendor opportunities or to participate, contact or, or follow the organization on Facebook.

Casino bus trip set

Team Schein is hosting a bus trip to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, on Nov. 8.

We will be departing from 760 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman, at 5 p.m. and will return to the same location approximately 12:30 a.m.

The cost is $30 per person and this includes $15 in free play and $5 food voucher. All seats are non-refundable.

Checks are to be made payable to: Tina Prestas. Mail to Tina Prestas, 760 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman, OH 44512

Also indicate the name, address and phone number for you and whomever you are paying for. Must bring legal photo ID on Trip and be 21 years of age or older.

For any additional information call Tina at 330-559-6918 or email All proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society Boardman Relay for Life on behalf of Team Schein.

New restaurant to open

The Shops at Boardman Park will be soon be offering a new and fun option in dining to the Boardman area: DiBella’s Old Fashioned Subs.

DiBella’s will be located next to Quaker Steak and Lube, and offer old-fashioned quality and value in their dining experience. They provide a unique casual atmosphere, reminiscent of a 1940’s NY style corner sandwich shop. They deliver fast and friendly service, always providing a quality product, this is DiBella’s tradition: to provide a good old-fashioned experience, based on a fresh, quality product, a friendly face to serve you and a value for your dollar.

Downloading for Apple devices at library

Bring your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone to the Canfield library at 6:30 on Oct. 22 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.

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 Oct. 21 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 Oct. 14 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 October 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 October at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Casino trip to be Oct. 26

The 2013 Pink Ribbon Golf Classic committee is sponsoring a bus trip to the Seneca Allegheny Casino on Oct. 26. All proceeds from this trip will be given to the American Cancer Society. The bus will leave from Fab Limo on Connecticut Ave. in Austintown at 8 a.m. and will depart from Seneca at 5 p.m.

The cost is $35 per person and each player will be given $20 in play and a $5 food coupon.

Send registration and check to: Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, c/o Nancy Felton, American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield. For more information, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy at 330-533-2712.

Donate food items

Canfield Operation Blessing distributes food at the Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Main St., from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. In order to continue to help local families in need, the church is asking for donations of non-perishable goods at the following locations during the month of August: Canfield Police Department, Canfield Fire Department, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, The Broad Street Diner, Bob and Chuck Eddy Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Fiat and Firm Fitness and Spray Tan (Hilltop Plaza). Monetary donations can be sent to Canfield Operation Blessing, P.O. Box 652, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

Arms Museum plans Christmas program

Plans for this year’s Memories of Christmas Past are underway at the Arms Family Museum. The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is looking to the Valley community for some help with this year’s display.

Highlights this year will be on local Valley traditions and will include family heirlooms, nativity collections, handmade cigar box doll houses and a large collection from John Garver, inventor of the locally produced Plakie twirler ornaments.

The society is looking for Christmas items related to downtown department stores. McKelveys, McCrorys, Higbees, Strouss-Hirshberg or any other downtown establishment are desirable. Items will be displayed on a short-term loan basis and will be returned to the owner after the exhibit closes in January.

Please email a description and picture of items to or contact the Historical Society with any questions at 330-743-2589. Memories of Christmas Past opens on Nov. 23 and runs through Jan. 5, 2014. Visit for more details.

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