MVREIA meeting to take place on Sept. 10
The Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investors Association will meet on Sept. 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Boardman Park’s Lariccia Family Community Center, located at 375 Canfield Poland Road, for its monthly meeting. This month will feature Al Cowgill. Cowgill is an author, a national speaker and a private lending consultant who has been featured in three newspaper articles about purchasing real estate through private lenders. He has appeared in three national infomercials and has been published in two books titled “Walking with the Wise in Real Estate” and “Walking with the Wise Entrepreneur” alongside many well-known figures. The public is welcome. Non-members are invited to attend two monthly meetings free. Join them on the second Monday of every month. The public is also invited to the Private Lending Dinner Workshop Mahoning Valley and Akron Joint, sponsored by MVREIA and ACREIA, on Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. The workshop will take place at Polinori’s Palm Garden Inn, located at 1441 S Liberty Ave. in Alliance. They will begin promptly at 6 p.m. This event is private and registration is required. The cost for REIA members and non members is $29.95. They will also host a full day workshop on business management from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Hampton Inn, located at 800 Mondial Parkway in Streetsboro. The cost for members is $29 and $49 for non-members. Go to www.mahoningvalleyreia.com for complete details.
Hall of fame dinner to be Sept. 15
The 2018 Poland All Sports Booster Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Sept. 15 from 6-11 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at Holy Family Parish Center in Poland. The event will feature a full buffet dinner with beer or wine, live entertainment featuring Cleveland Dance Band “The Players Club” and prizes. The cost is $60 per ticket (all inclusive). Tables of eight can be reserved. The 2018 honoree’s are Chester “Bud” Simon (1965) - football, basketball and golf, Victor DiVito (1972) - football and baseball, Mark Naples (1976) - football, Susie Memo (1998) - basketball, Sarah Knill (2002) - softball, Ben Umbel (2008) - basketball, Allison Mitzel (2011) - golf, Luke Wollet (2010) - football, basketball and track, Erin Gabriel (2012) - softball and soccer and Colin Reardon (2012) - football, basketball and baseball. For additional information, contact Rocky Nittoli at 330-953-4615, Jeff Sabrin at 330-402-4777 or John Allsopp at 330-720-2380.
Bonding with babies and books and signs.
Learn how to use American Sign Language (ASL) with your child through rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize at the Poland library on Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. Learn easy corresponding signs to learn and share with your little ones.
Free lecture on longevity to take place
Youngstown Spine and Disc, Inc is hosting a free lecture, open to the public, on “The Secrets of Longevity” on Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. The event is located on the second floor lobby in the Tiffany Medical Center, located at 7067 Tiffany Boulevard, Suite 280, in Poland. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ronald Ruscitti, DC. He will be sharing information about diet, lifestyle, exercise, “Blue Zones,” antioxidants and NAD/stem cell research. Ruscitti has been a practicing doctor and nutritionist for more than 30 years after receiving a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a doctor of chiropractic degree. He has also taught as a professor at Youngstown State University. Call Youngstown Spine and Disc to reserve your seats at 330-707-4482.
Gilchrist to be honored
Stephanie Gilchrist, Executive Director of Inspiring Minds Youngstown, will be honored as “Woman of the Year” at a special event during National Business Women’s Week Æ, sponsored by the Youngstown Business and Professional Women. The event will take place on Oct. 16 at The Lake Club, located at 1140 Paulin Road in Poland. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dr. Anne McMahon Scholarship Award, which is awarded annually to a deserving female student furthering her education at Youngstown State University. The cost for event tickets is $55 each. For more information about YBPW or to make reservations for the Woman of the Year event, contact Becky Davis, YBPW 1st Vice President, at email@example.com.
Restful sleep seminar to be Sept. 13
Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, located at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex), will host a seminar titled Getting a Restful Night’s Sleep on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Join Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND to discover the simple, natural things you can do to help you get the restful, restorative sleep you need every night. Call 330-729-1350 or go to OhioND.com to reserve your spot for this free seminar.
Chaney alumni to celebrate 80th birthdays
The Chaney High School Class of 1956 will meet for a luncheon on Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Davidson’s Restaurant, located on State Route 62 in Cornersburg, Meals will be ordered from the menu. Spouses and friends are welcome. Come and socialize and celebrate your 80th birthday. For more information, call Larry Probert at 330-799-1204.
Retiring your flag
During the month of September, Shepherd of the Valley is taking in tired, torn and faded American flags that need to be retired. Most flags are not retired and burned with the ceremony they deserve. Some are burned in a barrel; some in a pile on the ground; others are cremated at a funeral home. Shepherd of the Valley wants to change this. Flags can be dropped off at any Shepherd of the Valley community between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Drop-off hours for the corporate offices are 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Flags will be delivered to a local veteran’s group for proper disposal. For more information, contact the nearest Shepherd of the Valley community at Boardman - 7148 West Boulevard - 330-726-9061, Poland - 301 W. Western Reserve Road - 330-726-7110 and Corporate Office/At Home With Shepherd - 5525 Silica Road in Austintown - 330-530-4038.
Valley Legacy Awards 2018 nominees announced
Nominees were recently announced for the 2018 Valley Legacy Awards. Now in its 14th year, the annual event honors civic-minded seniors and senior advocates for their contributions to the Mahoning Valley. The 22 nominees will be recognized and the Valley Legacy Awards presented to the winning Outstanding Seniors and Outstanding Advocates at a luncheon on Oct. 10. Those nominated by members of the community are: Outstanding Senior Award for Professional Excellence - Elder George Dial (Austintown), Stephana Liptak (Poland), Rich Morgan (Boardman) and Outstanding Senior Advocate - Laurie Antunze and Molly (Boardman). The Valley Legacy Awards luncheon will take place on Oct. 10 at The Maronite Center, located at 1555 S Meridian Road in Youngstown. Tickets are $30 and the public is invited. For tickets or more information, call June Jagunic at 330-530-4038, ext. 2050 or visit https://www.shepherdofthevalley.com/valley-legacy-awards/.
Women’s league to have Sept. 10 picnic
The GFWC/OFWC Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League will have their annual welcome back picnic on Sept. 10 at the Elton Beard Log Cabin in Boardman Park at 6:30 p.m. and general meeting at 7 p.m. Women who are interested in membership are welcome to attend as guests as they are in need of community support for new membership. Contact any member or the membership chairwoman to make a reservation. Members are to bring school supplies which will be donated to Summit Academy in Youngstown. Plans will be discussed for the upcoming quarter auction on Oct. 13 at St. Nick’s social hall. Women who would like information about membership can contact Membership Chairwoman Linda Crish at 330-727-9321. Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League is open to all women ages 18 and up, residing in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties who are interested in friendship, fun and community involvement.
GA to meet twice this week
Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-Step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, will meet twice this week in the Youngstown-Warren area. A GA meeting is offered every Friday at Westminster Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman, and another is offered every Sunday at Christ Church Presbyterian, located at 3425 Hopkins Road in Youngstown (in Cornersburg). Both meetings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and last about 1-1/2 hours. Those who believe gambling has affected any part of their lives are urged to attend. There is no charge for the meetings, although collections are taken up at each meeting to provide for coffee, sugar and creamer, treats and free literature. The average contribution given by members at most meetings is $2. For more information, call the local Gamblers Anonymous hotline at 330-505-5060.
Bells to ring in celebration of signing of The Constitution
The Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate the beginning of Constitution Week on Sept. 17 by participating in the nation-wide Bells Across America event at 4 p.m. The Mahoning Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are asking schools, churches and individuals throughout The Valley to celebrate the signing of The Constitution by ringing bells at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17, the same date and time it was signed in 1787. There will be a gathering to read the Preamble and ring individual bells at Road of Remembrance Rock, located on Market Street and Newport Drive in Boardman, at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 17. The gathering is open to anyone who wishes to participate. For more information about the Daughters of the American Revolution and its programs, visit www.dar.org.
September square dance and weekly lessons begin
The Niles Friendly Squares will celebrate their eighth anniversary at their monthly square dance on Sept. 8 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. Dress is casual and there is a $6 per person donation at the door. Gene Hammond will be the caller. A new year of weekly square dance lessons will begin on Sept. 11 from 7-9 p.m. Each lesson builds upon the previous session and will include learning new steps along with plenty of review and practice each week to help attendees master the moves. The Tuesday evening sessions will run weekly through April 16, 2019 at the Niles SCOPE Center. There is a nominal fee of $6 per person per lesson. To sign up for lessons or for additional information about the dance contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-506-3370.
Playtime at your library
Read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for kindergarten at the Poland library on Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. Activities will vary at each program. This event is for ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bonding with babies and books
This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize at the Poland library on Sept. 12 and 19 at 10 a.m.
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
Join the Poland library every Thursday in September at 10:30 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader.
Back to school bash
Dance, move, laugh and play games at the Poland library on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. to celebrate the beginning of a new school year. This event is for children in grades K-4.
Gotta Move story time
This event is for children who are ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a care-giver. Join the Poland library on Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development and motivate language learning. Adults and children, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, talk and play.
Trim a tree for September
Decorate an ornament for the Poland library’s all-seasons tree during regular hours throughout September. This event is for children of all ages.
Read to Roxie
Relax and read to Roxie, a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library. Each child will be given a 15-minute reading session while spots remain. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for children in grades 1-4.
This event is for all fifth-eighth graders. Go to the Poland library on Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. to learn sign language and about Deaf culture through fun, interactive games and activities. A snack will be provided. This event is for tweens and teens.
Guess the banned books
Banned Book Week will be celebrated at the Poland library Sept. 23-29 during regular library hours. They have shredded some of the most challenged YA books and you need to guess the titles. Someone will win a prize. Don’t worry, the books shredded were ones that were worn out and replaced. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.
Color your world
Join the Poland library on Sept. 20 from 7-8 p.m. for a relaxing evening of coloring for teens and adults. Coloring sheets and materials will be provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own.
DIY gourmet caramel apples
If you have ever want to make those delicious apples they sell at local festivals and gourmet shops, dripping with caramel, chocolate and decadent toppings, this event at the Poland library on Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. is your chance. Make an apple for yourself and sample some pre-made goodies. This event is for tweens, teens and adults. Registration is required and can be made by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for the Poland library.
Join the Poland library on Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. as they create a beautiful fall card. All materials will be provided. This event is for tweens, teens and adults. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to reserve your place.
Get connected with digital media at the library
If you would like to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices, attend this event at the Poland library on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland branch to register.
There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Poland library on Sept. 25 from 12:30-6:30 p.m.to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Beginning conversational French
If you want to know how to order from a menu or ask for help in French or want to learn about French culture and food, join Ron Saffell for this series of six programs, every Wednesday starting on Sept. 19 and ending on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m., and learn French using games and fun activities. This event is for adults only. Reservations are needed for each date you will attend.
The Friends of PLYMC are sponsoring a yoga class every Wednesday in the Poland library meeting room at 5 p.m. Pay as you attend. The cost is $10 per session. Class is from 5-6 p.m. For more information, call 330-740-6086. This event is for adults.
Local skate park to be location of music festival
The Skatepark Music Festival will take place on Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Wedgewood Ramps in Youngstown. The cost is $5 at the door and the event will feature such bands as Alteras, Red Nose Panic, Rees Man Dolo & Droege, Wanderer, 13 Lucky, Evidence of Ruin, Whiskey Pilot, Service Monkeys and Gho$tlee. Food will be by Suzie’s and Mission Taco. The event is hosted and produced by Paul Goon.
Weekly square dance lessons to begin on Sept. 11
The Niles Friendly Squares, a local square dance group dedicated to keeping alive the art form of square dancing, will begin a new year of weekly square dance lessons. The introductory session will be on Sept. 11 from 7-9 p.m. Each session builds upon the previous session and will include learning steps along with plenty of review and practice each week to help attendees master the moves. The sessions are designed to cover all the steps in the basic square dance program. Gene Hammond will be the instructor. The Tuesday evening sessions will run through April 16. There is a nominal fee of $6 per lesson. The Friendly Squares also sponsors monthly dances with alternating dances, or tips, for new dancers to practice their skills as well as tips for more experienced dancers. All the lessons and monthly dances take place at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. To sign up or for additional information, contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370. The Friendly Squares will also be performing square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair on Aug. 30 from 7-8 p.m. and Sept. 2 from 2-3 p.m. on the stage located in front of the International Building.
Historical society plans fundraising bus trip
The Poland Historical Society is planning a fundraiser bus trip to Pittsburgh on Sept. 19. The trip includes a visit at the Heinz Memorial Chapel, the National Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, lunch at the Church Brew Works, tour of the Strip District and Downtown and a two hour cruise on the Explorer riverboat. The cost of the trip is $105 per person includes the bus transportation, admission fees and lunch. The bus will depart from Poland Methodist Church, located at 1940 Boardman-Poland Road in Poland, promptly at 8:30 a.m. and attendees are asked to arrive at the church by 8:15 a.m. The bus will leave Pittsburgh at 5 p.m. and should arrive back in Poland at approximately 6:30 p.m. Questions should be directed to Larry Bartos, 330-757-4223. The deadline to sign-up for the trip is Aug. 11. There will be no refunds after Aug. 11. Make checks payable to the “Poland Historical Society” and mail to The Poland Historical Society, P.O. Box 5052, Poland, Oh 44514, along with the following information: name, address, phone number, email address and check number. Also indicate your choice for lunch: chicken breast, chef’s salad, tilapia or pasta primavera. In addition to your selected entree, you will also be served a pierogi, house ciabbata bread and a beverage (coffee, tea, iced tea or soft drink). Forms for the trip will be available at the society’s tent near Poland Village Town Hall during “Celebrate Poland.” You will also be asked to sign an “Emergency Contact Information” form which includes information of a contact person should an emergency arise.
Poland class of 1968 to host reunion
The Poland Seminary High School class of 1968 is having a 50-year reunion on Sept. 15 at the Magic Tree, located on South Avenue in Boardman. For more information, call Jay at 330-953-0953.
Overeaters Anonymous to have local meetings
Overeaters Anonymous is offering meetings at several local locations and on a variety of days. On Saturdays at 10 a.m., there will be a meeting at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in the Church Hall, Room 2, located at 4453 Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna, Ohio. This location is handicapped accessible. On Sundays at 7 p.m., there will be a meeting at Shenango Presbyterian Church, located at 3144 Wilmington Road (Route 18) in New Castle, Pa. This location is handicapped accessible. On Mondays, a meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at the Girard Multigenerational Center, located at 443 Trumbull Avenue in Girard. This location is handicapped accessible. On Wednesdays, a meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Care - Northside Medical Center in the Medical Education Building, auditorium A, located at 500 Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This location is handicapped accessible. On Tuesdays at 6 p.m., a meeting will take place at the Oxford House, located at 320 Benton Road in Salem. This location is handicapped accessible. On Thursdays, a meeting will take place at Valley Care - Northside Medical Center in the Medical Education Building, Auditorium A, located at 500 Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This location is handicapped accessible. At 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, a meeting will take place at New Life Lutheran Church, located at 1181 Churchill-Hubbard Road in Youngstown. This location is also handicapped accessible. For more information on OA or meetings, go to www.oa.org or call one of the following Help Hotlines: Mahoning or Trumbull Counties - 330-747-2696; Columbiana County - 330-424-7767; Lawrence County - 724-674-3697.