Western and Southern Life in Ashtabula is hosting an Adopt-a-pet-day, to benefit the Ashtabula County APL. The event will be held at Western and Southern, located in the Saybrook plaza @ 2520 West Prospect Rd in Ashtabula. It will take place from 10am until 2pm on August 30th. Come on out, rescue a pet, and make a furrever friend!
The Kelloggsville United Methodist Church will be having a Swiss Steak Supper on Thursday September 18th! Located at 4763 N. Monroe Center Road in Conneaut! Doors open at 4 with the dinner starting at 5 and going until sold out. On the menu is swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, applesauce, green beans, beets, rolls, dessert, and a beverage. The dinner cost $10 for adults and $ for children between 6-12, with 5 and under getting in for free! Carry-Outs also available!
The 1st Annual Ride For Hunger will take place on Saturday September 6th! Sign in on Saturday at 1pm in Conneaut at the old K-Mart plaza at I-90 and Rt. 7. The ride starts at 2pm and will go all the way to Geneva On The Lake at the FireHouse Winery parking lot. Join in for Thunder On the Strip, the entry fee is only $50 and due at the start of the ride!
The Oberlin Baroque Trio (baroque violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord) with guest Baroque oboist and recorder performer Kathryn Montoya from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music will perform a concert of classical music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Ashtabula, OH (zip for GPS 44004) on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3pm. Please note the 3pm starting time of the concert. The concert is free and open to the public and a free and open reception follows the recital. The concert will feature several instruments that pre-date Columbus’ 1492 voyage to the New World such as the harpsichord, viola da gamba, and recorder. The concert is sponsored by the Fine Arts Concert Series of the Church and is part of the Church’s on-going “Great Music Without Barriers” Concert Series. FMI phone the Church at 440-992-8100.
The Guardians USA Vets Blue Chapter will host the 13th annual POW MIA on September 20th. Sign up starts at 10 Am with bikes out at noon and the ceremony will take place at 11 Am. Hosted by Dale’s DW3’s on Rt. 534 in Geneva! Food, door prizes and more!! Special entertainment by the Burning River Band! All proceeds go to help local Veterans!
The 3rd annual Friends of Children Services 4 person golf scramble will be taking place Saturday September 13th at Hickory Grove Golf Course on Fairway St in Jefferson. Registration starts at 8 am and will include a free breakfast. Its $260 for a 4 person team at the shotgun starts at 9 am. The proceeds will help benefit the Children’s Trust Fund!
It’s time again for the 124th annual Pioneer Picnic!! The picnic is August 29th-31st, and will be held at 1809 Middle road in Pierpont! Lots of great things to do it all starts with a flag raising ceremony on Friday at noon!! Join in on hay rides, music, tractor pulls, and much more!! For more info call Merle Forbes at 440-275-2388!
Join Sacred Heart Church for their Labor Day Weekend Indoor Yard Sale! Located at 3049 Rt. 45 North, in Rock Creek! The Sale is August 30th, 31st and September 1st, hours on Saturday run from 9am until 8pm, Sunday 9am until 5pm Monday 9am until noon. There is also a bake sale and food will be available!
The continuing battle against sea lampreys soon will come to locations in the local area. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey crew will conduct work on the offshore area near Conneaut Creek in Ashtabula County during August 17-20, 2014 to estimate abundance of lampreys near the mouth of the stream.
The information gathered will be used to determine the need for sea lamprey control. A first step in the control of sea lampreys is to survey streams tributary to the Great Lakes to determine the presence of lamprey larvae. Sea lampreys invaded the Great Lakes during the 1920s and have been a permanent, destructive element of the fishery ever since. Sea lampreys attach to fish with a suction cup mouth, rasp a hole though the fish’s scales and skin, and feed on blood and body fluids. The average sea lamprey will destroy up to (40 lbs/ 20 kg) of fish during its parasitic phase. Sea lamprey larvae hatch from eggs laid by adult lampreys in gravel nests, and drift into silty bottom areas where they burrow and live for several years. Also, larvae sometimes drift out of streams and settle in the immediate offshore areas near stream mouths. Failure to detect and subsequently eliminate larvae allows the lampreys to transform into parasitic adults and kill Great Lakes fish. Fishery biologists and technicians conduct surveys for sea lamprey larvae in hundreds of Great Lakes streams each year. Most surveys are conducted by electrofishing, but in deep waters crews use Bayluscide 3.2% Granular Sea Lamprey Larvicide, a lampricide approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency.
This lampricide is specially formulated onto sand granules and covered with a time-release coating. The formulation is sprayed over a measured surface area of water where it sinks to the bottom, rapidly dissolves, and causes the larval sea lampreys to leave their burrows and swim to the surface where they are collected. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency have reviewed human health and environmental safety data for the lampricides and in 2003 concluded that Bayluscide poses no unreasonable risk to the general population and the environment when applied at concentrations necessary to detect larval sea lampreys. Applications are conducted in accordance with State of Ohio permits. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The sea lamprey control program is formulated and implemented by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Geological Survey. The Commission initiated chemical control of sea lampreys in 1958. Since that time the highly successful program has contributed significantly to the maintenance of the $7 billion Great Lakes sport and commercial fisheries. The Commission is committed to delivering a sea lamprey control program that practices good environmental stewardship. To support the continued safe use of lampricides the Commission recently conducted a series of studies at a total cost of $6 million to assess the effects of the lampricides on human health and the environment. In addition to these studies the Commission has implemented a research program to develop alternative control techniques.
The Commission also is developing a strategy to increase the number of barriers on sea lamprey-producing streams, and is conducting research into barrier design, traps, attractants, and biological control. For additional information in the U.S. call 1-800-472-9212 and in Canada call 1-800-553-9091. TTY users may reach the Marquette or Ludington Biological Stations through the Michigan State Relay Service at 1-800-649-3777. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws/gov.
The Tony Esposito Big Band will perform tunes from the 1930s and 40s at Walnut Beach, Ashtabula, on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 4-6pm as part of the City of Ashtabula’s “Big Bands on the Beach” Summer Concert Series sponsored by the City of Ashtabula and funded by ACMC. ACMC intermission guest speaker and information table. Concerts take place in the Concession Stand area. Free and open to the public. Rain or Shine. Concession Stand and Restrooms available. Bring parasols and lawn chairs.
Make the most of what’s left of summer by enjoying one of Waterloo’s upcoming fun and free events. Made possible through generous support of The Kresge Foundation and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the month of August will feature a handful of events that the entire family will enjoy in the artistic neighborhood of Collinwood!
The August Walk All Over Waterloo will begin on August 1st and host a number of events that evening, starting with its 2nd Annual Camping in the Wood event. It will be held on August 1st from 4pm-1pm (next day) in the Waterloo Sculpture Garden (16010 Waterloo Rd). This overnight family friendly event will feature all campout activities including a hula hoop making workshop and demo with artist Faith McFluff from 4pm-6pm, a locks of love demo at 6pm with Ali Lukacsy, cookout, campfire and s’mores, movie screening of Rio 2 at 9pm, fire tossing at 11pm with Faith McFluff and a sand sculpture competition sponsored by Waterloo Sculpture Garden on Saturday, August 2nd at the Euclid Beach Blast! Guests are encouraged to bring their own tent and sleeping bag.
Also on August 1st at 6pm at Zygote Press, Ink House Annex (423 East 156th St), Zygote opens their print garage to the public! Community members can learn more about printing by checking out the business’ print pony and mobile presses right on the street!
“This event is a great way for us to connect with other local business owners and the greater Cleveland community,” Liz Maugans of Zygote Press said. “We’re looking forward to handing out free posters and prints with themes that incorporate our neighborhood!”
Cleveland A-1 Market will also be hosting their Waterloo Windmill Project unveiling party at 6pm on August 1st. This event will feature the presentation of their windmill bike sculpture that will be illuminating the district through the use of UV lighting. Visitors can enjoy the summer evening by meeting the artist who engineered the project and learn more about green technology and indulging in the free food and drinks.
Another Vibrancy project held on the 1st later in the evening will take place at STAR POP vintage + modern (15813 Waterloo) from 7pm-8:30pm. Cool off with free ice cream from Chill Pop Shop, and live music performed by Maura Rogers and the Bellows, (a Cleveland based alternative folk band), at the shop’s location. This is a great event that will take place during the August Walk All Over Waterloo event.
Be sure to mark your calendars for some later date Vibrancy projects too! The next event will take place on Sunday, August 3rd at 7pm at the Beachland Ballroom (15711 Waterloo). This fun event will feature an artist variety talk show called Full Cleveland. The show will be hosted by Ray McNiece and the Tongue-In-Groove House Band, and feature local actors, comedians, and other artists. This must-see event will also feature themed drinks and food for the public.
On August 16th from 3pm-5pm, Styles with Confidence will celebrate its Re-Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation day concert at their location (15300 Waterloo Rd)! The party will offer exposure to visitors for employment opportunities in the cosmetology field. Also the event will feature a free music concert for the hearing impaired with sign language during the performance. The event will include refreshments and a raffle.
Another end of the summer event will be held on Monday, August 22nd at the Brick Ceramic + Design Studio. This is the grand opening of Brick’s Sculpture garden and will feature contemporary ceramics work with a meet and greet with the artists. The event will take place from 6pm-8pm and include refreshments and small bites for visitors as they enjoy the art.
“We are really excited for the grand opening of Brick’s Sculpture garden. This is going to be a great event that features a lot of talented artists in the area,” said Valerie Grossman of Brick Ceramic + Design Studio. “We’re excited to premiere the garden and share some of the area’s local talent!”
The last Vibrancy Project for August, will be a George Shub Closing Party and Project Lightswitch Celebration, taking place on Sunday, August 31st at 1pm -5pm at Space: Rock Gallery (15721 Waterloo Rd). The party will celebrate the conclusion of the streetscape and feature photographer George Shuba’s work. George will have artist shots of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix when they first came to Cleveland in the 1960s. The event will feature George’s work, a giant cake and DJ!
The Buzz Cronquist Jazz Swingtet will perform jazz standards on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 7pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Ashtabula, OH (GPS: 4901, Main Ave, zip 44004) as part of the Ashtabula County Jazz Festival. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow concert. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Concert Committee of the Church. FMI phone 440-992-8100.
Want to have a delicious cake for dessert? Come to Cornelius Park on Main Avenue in Ashtabula on Saturday, July 19 at 6PM. Tickets are 4 chances for $1.
It is Homesafe’s turn to raise funds and awareness about domestic violence. The members of the Board of Trustees for Homesafe have committed to helping a local girl accomplish her goal of receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award. Abby Kist a Lakeside High School junior is working toward this special award.
Homesafe will be bringing many cakes and other desserts to the park to give each of you a chance to win a delicious dessert for your family. Come to the park on Saturday, July 19, purchase tickets, stroll around the park as music plays, after collecting one ticket per walk, they will pick one of the numbered squares on the sidewalk for you to become the lucky winner of that special dessert.
Homesafe is Ashtabula County's only domestic violence shelter. The shelter provides emergence services for men, women and children who are victims and survivors of domestic violence. Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-95-ABUSE (800-952-2873). All calls are confidential and anonymous.
Some of the services offered by Homesafe include referrals, support group, legal advocacy and shelter services to victims of domestic violence. Donations are greatly appreciated. People who are or who know someone who are a victim of domestic violence may call Homesafe at (440) 992-2727 or email email@example.com.
We hope to see all the committed supporters of Homesafe at this exciting delicious way to raise funds. These funds are used for an important, vital nonprofit agency committed to raising awareness and assisting victims of domestic violence when it is needed most.
Representatives from Ohio Connections Academy (OCA), a leading e-school serving students in grades K-12 from across Ohio, will host two information sessions in Lake County for interested parents and students. Sessions will be held Tuesday, July 29th in Mentor and Monday, August 4th in Willoughby. The information sessions are designed to educate prospective parents and students about the virtual public school as well as answer questions about how the program works, the benefits to students, and how to enroll.
Ohio Connections Academy parent/student information session
Members of the media are invited to attend the session to hear more about the online school and speak to OCA representatives and parents of existing students on how the program benefits their children.
From now until August 25th Kids ride free!!! It’s summer fun with ACTS! Hop one of two buses on the service route, uptown or harbor. Take ACTS and Relax!! Go to destinations such as restaurants/fast food, movies, library, beach, mall or even shopping! Kids ride free all summer, adults just for $1 and Elderly and disable ride for $.50! For more info call 992-4411!
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the historic D-Day event. Join in on D-Day Conneaut on August 22-23rd, it’s a free event! The reenactment will feature of 1000 men and women from across America and Canada! It gives our younger generation the chance to learn the elements that preceded the landings. Admission and parking is free with shuttles available. Veterans of all wars are welcome! For more info, log onto www.ddayohio.us.
Guardians USA VETS Blue chapter’s 4th annual Pappy Run will take place July 26th! Sign in starts at 11AM, Bikes out at noon. Hosted by Dale’s DW3’s on RT. 534 in Geneva! A $10 donation is needed to enter with all proceeds going to local Veterans! Special entertainment High Horse! For more info contact Roy at 344-0584 or Randy at 969-4281!
Who: LHS Supporters who would like to help! What: Our Annual Pledge Walk & Day of fun! When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. How: Raise pledges for the animals in need and join us at the event!
Lake Humane Society Mutt Strut is our annual pledge walk we host each summer. After raising pledges for the homeless animals in our care, our proud supporters enjoy a very eventful day full of fun activities. Some of these activities include: the one-mile walk, canine games and contests, prize raffles, an agility course and rally training course provided by our friends at PetWorks, food available for purchase, "Project Ruffway" a runway show of adoptable dogs at LHS, informational booths about LHS, face painting and crafts for children, shopping at the Mutt Mall which includes a bunch of vendors who support our cause and so much more!
Briardale Greens Golf Course (Euclid), managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. – will host the fourth annual “World’s Largest Golf Outing” on Monday, August 11 to benefit Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).
The simultaneous golf outing will be played at more than 120 BCG-managed courses in 28 states and is open to all golfers regardless of ability. A USGA handicap is not required.
Golfer check-in, shotgun start and entry fee – which includes a $10 donation to WWP, round of golf, cart rental, range balls, lunch, awards reception, on-course contests – vary by course. All golfers will be entered into a drawing to win a grand-prize, and prizes can be earned by teams with the highest contribution levels and best scores of the day.
For more information and to register: www.worldslargestgolfouting.com. Golfers are encouraged to Tweet @BillyCasperGolf using #WLGO14 with photos and updated during or after the day.
Part of event proceeds and all donations from non-players benefit WWP, the national organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors – some of whom will be playing in the World’s Largest Golf Outing. Teams are encouraged to raise additional funds to support the worthy cause; donations to WWP unrelated to event participation are made at www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.
Last year, BCG hosted more than 10,000 golfers, including 70 wounded warriors, at 110 of its courses in 24 states and raised $725,000 for WWP, topping the 2012 event that totaled 7,800 golfers and $400,000 to WWP.
Since its inception four years ago, the World’s Largest Golf Outing has donated more than $1.1 million to WWP, the largest amount ever via a single-day golf event. BCG forecasts another record-breaking charity donation this year.
“The World’s Largest Golf Outing continues to raise the bar in giving back to our wounded warriors,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. “The astounding growth in participation and donations by Billy Casper Golf’s loyal golfers is humbling and shows unwavering support for our country’s heroes.”
“Our warriors were awed by the generosity of golfers,” says Adam Silva, Chief Development Officer of WWP. “We salute the innovative ways of Billy Casper Golf and look forward to this year’s edition of the World’s Largest Golf Outing.”
Highlights from the 2013 World’s Largest Golf Outing:
The most raised by a course was $51,449 and by a team was $14,960
Four teams raised more than $8,000 each
10 courses hosted more than 200 golfers with one hosting 307
Teams of father-son wounded warriors, celebrities and politicians played in the event
Three holes-in-one were recorded
“The outpouring from across the country is incredible,” says Sergeant Robert Maier, a wounded warrior who survived two IED attacks and played in the 2013 World’s Largest Golf Outing. “The money raised does amazing things for us and our families.”
About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP currently serves more than 50,000 warriors and nearly 7,000 family members through its unique 20 programs and services. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
You can donate blood, volunteer and fund disaster relief for the American Red Cross. Now you can help by donating your car too. Donating your car is easy, and can make a difference in someone's life. Proceeds go toward supporting the mission of the Red Cross: preventing and relieving suffering for people everyday.
The Knights of Columbus in Geneva on 6113 North Ridge Road will be hosting an all you can eat pancake breakfast on the third Sunday of every month from 9:00am to 12:30pm. Menu includes sausage, bacon, eggs, fruit cup and drink.