COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Weingert Cousins hold

gathering, plan next one

SALEM–Weingart Cousins met recently at Adele’s Restaurant. The next breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. June 5. Anyone related to the Weingarts are welcome to attend.

Stage Left Players secure grant for youth theatre, outreach

LISBON–Stage Left Players announce they have been awarded $3,758 by the Ohio Arts Council to help fund their growing youth theatre and outreach programs.

Resident Artistic Director Kandace Cleland gratefully accepted the $1,000 Snap Grant while attending the Ohio Arts Impact Conference in December and looks forward to receiving the remaining ArtSTART funding once the final report is reviewed and accepted.

“The Ohio Arts Council support has played an enormous role in the growth of our youth players program this season,” she said. “Rather than turn kids away, we were able to include everyone who auditioned for our fall and spring productions. That’s 142 kids grades K-8 who grew in confidence while shining on the Trinity Playhouse stage. Production expenses for our Jr/Sr High production of “Once On This Island” exceeded $4,000. OAC support helps us keep production values high for our little community theatre.”

Stage Left Players has applied for a Sustainability Grant for the next four years. Cleland said, “Fingers crossed. We’re fortunate to be recognized as a valuable arts contributor in Ohio. Sustainability dollars would go a long way to ensuring a bright future.”

Beaver Creek Wildlife center announces June events

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center has announced its June events.

Programs are offered free of charge, but donations are always appreciated. Visit beavercreekwildlife.org or follow their Facebook page.

4 Join Wildlife Education Center volunteer Kathy Cattrell in the Ohio Room and learn all about vultures from noon to 1 p.m. June 1. She will have taxidermy mounts and pictures to show and will share lots of interesting information about these amazing birds.

4 Join Park Naturalist Richelle in the classroom at the Wildlife Education Center for a fun family activity that allows one to become a Detective of Wildlife and identify the things wildlife “leave behind” during the program “Tracks, Scat and Splat” from noon to 1 p.m. June 15. This program will include a hands-on craft for children of all ages.

4 Local beekeeper George Stacy will be at the Wildlife Education Center all afternoon in the live animal room to talk about honeybees and pollination from 1 to 5 p.m. June 23. He will answer questions from our visitors regarding the live honeybee display and about honeybees in general.

4 Wildlife Center volunteers Bob and Denise Lane will present a program on the sights and sounds of backyard birds found in Columbiana County in the summer from 10 a.m. to noon June 29. Participants will learn to identify common backyard avian friends and those found along Little Beaver Creek. The program will be held in the Ohio Room with a limit of 65 people.

4 Children and their adults can join Carolyn and other Wildlife Education volunteers as they paint their own pet rock to take home from 1:30 to 4 p.m. June 29. This activity will take about 30 minutes and will be held in the classroom.

4 Join Wildlife Education Center volunteers Bob and Denise Lane for an enjoyable hike to find and identify birds from 8 to 10 a.m. June 30. The location will be announced closer to the date and will be close to the Wildlife Education Center. Participants can car-pool to the site from the Wildlife Center. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a camera and insect repellent. Register for th event at beavercreekw@aol.com.

4 Did you know moths outnumber butterflies by about 20 to 1? Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur in the area behind the Wildlife Education Center as he attracts moths to a white sheet using black lights from 9 to 11 p.m. June 30. Participants will be able to observe these insects’ amazingly beautiful colors, shapes and patterns up close. Who knows what else might fly in? Bring bug spray, flashlight and a camera.

DARE schedules slate

of activities for June

BOARDMAN– The DARE (Divorce/Death Aren’t Really the End) Singles Group has announced its June activities. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. most Thursdays at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. For information call 330-729-0127.

4 Tuesday, June 11, 18, and 25 – Bocce at Boardman Park – 6 p.m.

4 Wednesday, June 5 – Music at Woodworth Park, Western Reserve Rd. – 6:30 p.m.

4 Thursday, June 6 – New Member meeting and Beach Volley Ball at the church – 7:30 p.m.

4 Friday, June 7 – Card Night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue, Austintown – 6 to 10 p.m.

4 Saturday, June 8 – Bowling at Boardman Lanes – 7:30 p.m.

4 Monday, June 10 – Meet at Handel’s on state Route 224 near Lockwood for dessert – 7 p.m.

4 Wednesday, June 12 – Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank – 5 to 7 p.m.

4 Thursday, June 13 – Strawberry Social Night at the church – 7:30 p.m.

4 Friday, June 14 – Putt-Putt at Sport’s World on South Avenue – 7 p.m.

4 Thursday, June 20 – Music in Boardman Park – 6:30 p.m.

4 Friday, June 21 – Card Night at Denny’s on Mahoning Avenue, Austintown – 6 to 10 p.m.

4 Monday, June 24 – Meet at DQ in Cornersburg – 7 p.m.

4 Thursday, June 27 – Birthday Night at the church – 7:30 p.m.

East Liverpool Area Seniors

disbanding after over 50 years

EAST LIVERPOOL – Since the early 1960s, The East Liverpool Area Seniors have been meeting once a week. The last several years, the meetings have been held at St. Stephen’s Church. Sadly due to declining membership and participation, the officers decided to bring the Club to an end on May 9. The Club’s bills were paid and the rest of the assets were divided according to the Club by-laws.

Deerfield Historical Society dances to resume Monday

DEERFIELD–The Deerfield Historical Society Dances will resume from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14.

Live music will be provided by the Deerfield House Band for listening and dancing enjoyment. Refreshments will also be available for purchase. Admission is $4.

Afternoon R-Weigh group

recognizes weight loss winners

SALEM–On May 13, 16 members of the R-Weigh afternoon group met for the regular meeting, Jo Anne Bogdan led our meeting, Sue Carver chose the song #6, “When the Saints Go Marching In.” The meeting started at 1:45 p.m. after members weighed in and some ate their lunch.

Under anything to share, Deb Revello, Sandy McGarr’s daughter, wanted to spend the day with her mom (she is a flight nurse and had to work 24 hours on Mother’s Day). Deb said she enjoyed the friendliness and the warmth she felt from all members. Jo Anne’s granddaughter, Olivia, graduated from nursing school this past weekend. Anne Foust went to her grandson’s wedding held in a barn in North Carolina. A bed and breakfast had been rented that had five bedrooms, three and a half baths, the old tymie lights that were push button, old fashion wallpaper and furniture, until they went into the kitchen where they found a microwave and a dishwasher. A wonderful time she said was had by all. Five of the the groom’s best friends came in from Arizona to share in their friend’s wedding.

Sue Carver bought a new decorative tip for decorating cakes and cupcakes, and she graciously made cupcakes to share for everyone.

Calorie chart winners were Ellene Dole and Carol Julian, goalies were Jo Anne Bogdan and Sylvia Eller. Can do award goalie winners were Sue Carver and Ann Foust.

There were 10 group 1 members weighed in for a 7-pound loss and a zero gain. Six goalies also weighed. Ellene Dole and Rachel Weaver were both good loser for the week, Carmella Balevre and Joyce Sanders were tied for runner up and there was no honorable mention. Birthday awards went to Ellene Dole and Rachel Weaver.

The egg contest monetary winners were Francie Tuel, Judy Catlett, Sue Carver, Ann Foust, Ellene Dole, Carmella Balevre, Jo Anne Bogdan, Sylvia Eller, Joyce Sanders and Rachel Weaver.

Plans under way for annual Hanover Homecoming

HANOVERTON–Plans are under way for the Annual Hanover Homecoming to be held July 13 on historic Plymouth Street. This year’s event will feature vendors, a children’s penny-a-vote pageant, entertainment, a photography contest, Firemen’s parade, activities for the children and an evening Ghost Walk.

New this year will be a Bier Garden sponsored by the Spread Eagle Tavern. Chef Keith will also have featured food items available. There will also possibly be a Hanover Has Talent contest if there is enough interest.

The winners of the pageant, which will be announced at noon, will get to ride in the parade at 2 p.m. The photography contest entries will be displayed in the Presbyterian Church where women of the church will hold a bake sale. Children’s activities will be held in Pelley Park where an inflatable obstacle course will be available. The fire department will again have their dunk tank. Other activities are still being planned. Vendor spots are still available. Non-profit organizations or school clubs are welcome to participate.

Follow the event on Facebook at Hanover Homecoming and message with questions or email at HanoverhomecomingOH@gmail.com.

United FFA holds meeting, takes petting zoo on the road

HANOVERTON– The United FFA recently held its monthly meeting. President Lauren Hippely called the meeting to order. Molly Sell gave the reporter’s report and Gabe Snyder gave the treasurer’s report. The Field committee gave reports on what will be planted this year. The chapter discussed setting money aside to send officers to officer retreat at FFA Camp Muskingum. They also discussed different ideas of fundraisers for the next school year.

Earlier this week the chapter visited Garfield Elementary School in Wellsville and conducted a petting zoo program. There was also a presentation about planting seeds and following that the students of Garfield got a chance to plant their own corn and soybean seeds. Members of the FFA brought animals from their family farms including a dairy cow, goat, lamb, piglets and many others.

The students got the chance to learn about a dairy cow before moving onto the other animals in the petting zoo.

Salem Area Senior Citizens

to meet for lunch Wednesday

SALEM–The Salem Area Senior Citizens will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. The group will be honoring the 90-year-old members with cake and ice cream and Bingo will be played.

Friendly Squares to host monthly square dance June 8

NILES–The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 8 at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Rex Parker will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be cuing line dances. Fathers’ Day will be the theme. This will be a Plus dance. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For additional information call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.

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