METRO DIGEST || New smoke-free signs at Buhl Park

New signs at park


There are new Young Lungs At Play signs at Buhl Park’s playgrounds, golf course, pool, driving range, and baseball field. This is an initiative promoting tobacco- and smoke-free public parks, recreational areas and playgrounds for young people.

Young Lungs at Play aims to eliminate children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. The new signage is an opportunity to educate about the pre-existing rules and to promote a healthy community for all members. For information, contact Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission. For free tobacco cessation information, contact Katie Gassner at 724-662-1550, ext. 147, or

Seedling sale


Mercer County Conservation District, 24 Avalon Court, suite 300, is accepting orders and pre-payment for its seedling sale.

New offerings this year include shadblow serviceberry, American plum, fraser fir, the two flowers of the year – joe pye weed and wild bergamot, and a poly-lumber bird feeder. For a complete listing of plants and descriptions, visit or call 724-662-2242 to request a copy. Rain barrels are again being offered this year for $65. The deadline for orders is March 24.

White House Weekend


White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown-Salem Road, will present its annual White House Weekend celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. next Sunday.

Visitors will be able to sample some specialties from Ohio food vendors as well as many of the farm’s own offerings, including sausage, sauces, hot peppers, coffees, teas, local beef snacks, dressings, mustards, baked goods and more.

Additionally, a large selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, deli and bakery items and locally produced maple syrup will be featured. New for this year will be horse-drawn sleigh rides through the orchards, offered by May Farm during select hours.

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