Southern Local school board to meet
SALINEVILLE The Southern Local Board of Education will hold its regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in room E136 at the junior-senior high school.
United 1963 to meet for lunch
HANOVERTON - United Local High School Class of 1963 plans to meet for lunch at noon Sept. 4 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Salem museum gift shop hours set
SALEM - The Salem Historical Society's museum gift shop and office at 239 S. Lundy Ave. will be open from 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday and Friday in September.
Storybook Museum fall tag sale planned
SALEM - The Salem Storybook Museum's annual fall tag sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 4 and 5 at the corner of South Lincoln Avenue and Columbia Street. Elaine Rousseau-Kothera, museum treasurer, and Robert Viencek, special events coordinator, will again serve as co-chairs.
"We are still looking for clean quality items for the sale. We don't sell books, clothing or shoes since the library and local churches handle those things," said Kothera. "If you would care to make a donation, please call either 330-332-1632 or 330-332-4723.
"Proceeds from the sale will be used toward the renovation of the quaint Victorian house located at North Lincoln Avenue and Fifth Street," said Viencek. "This will become the museum site for the Salem Storybook Museum."
Elizabeth Thatcher, museum director said, "We really enjoy the tag sales. It gives us a chance to build revenue for the museum, and it also gives a time to meet once again the faithful customers who patronize the museum. Weather is always a consideration. Right now it looks to be beautiful weather and in our favor. However, in case of rain, we'll simply postpone it to the following week. Everything will remain the same."
Applications due for Columbiana contest
COLUMBIANA - Entry forms are still available for the Columbiana Street Fair Amateur Photography Contest, sponsored by Generations Coffee House, 31 S. Main St. All photographs are due by noon Sept. 3 at the chamber office, 328 N. Main St.
All details will remain the same for entry as in prior years. Categories are: Adults age 14 and older: Open, Animal, People, I Love This Town, and Computer Enhanced; Children age 13 and younger; Open and Computer Enhanced. Photographs will be on display in the Generations Coffee House during the street fair and will be available for pick-up from 10 p.m. to midnight Sept. 7, or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9. The entry fee is $4 per photo. Awards will be presented to first, second, and third place in all categories with the exception of People's Choice which receives an award for first place only.
For entry forms visit www.columbianachamber.com or stop in to the chamber office (330-482-3822).
The American Legion Street Fair (www.columbianastreetfair.com) will be held 5:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 5-7 in downtown Columbiana. The parade registration starts at 5 p.m. Thursday at Firestone Pool parking lot. The parade kick-offs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
There is a $250 drawing Thursday night, a $500 drawing Friday night and a $5,000 drawing on Saturday.
The Saturday Ride Matinee runs from noon to 4 p.m. with rides provided by J&J Amusements.
Entertainment on Thursday night features Just Kelly. The DTs will perform on Friday. Saturday's entertainment features John Brand from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by The New Silver Eagle Band from 8 to 11 p.m.
Water exercise program to begin Sept. 9
SALEM - Salem Community Hospital's Water Exercise Together (WET) class allows residents of all ages to enjoy the benefits of exercise, without excess strain on the joints and muscles. For the first time, WET will offer a new "super low-impact/super high-intensity" class, ideal for individuals who suffer from regular joint pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. The six-week program begins Sept. 9 at the Salem Community Center. Classes meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Participants can attend any two sessions per week for $55. Pre-registration is required by calling 330-332-7771.
Salem Hospital to mark 100th year
SALEM - What started out 100 years ago as the vision of 14 dedicated physicians to build a community hospital, has turned into a century of serving, caring and healing for hundreds of thousands of area residents. As Salem Community Hospital marks its 100th year of caring, community members are invited to celebrate this special milestone during its anniversary party and banner signing event on Sept. 8.
From 1-4 p.m. in the hospital's north parking lot, community members can become a part of the hospital's history by signing SCH's 100th anniversary banner. Children can also participate in this event by placing their handprints on the banner, which will be included in a special anniversary time capsule. The afternoon celebration will also include free refreshments, balloons and a raffle for two $100 Giant Eagle gift cards. For more information call 330-332-7227.
Swiss steak supper set at Pomona Grange
ALLIANCE - The public is invited to the Columbiana County Pomona Grange's annual family-style Swiss steak supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Mile Branch Grange on Knox School Road, three miles east of Alliance. Cost is $9 for adults, and $4.50 for ages 6 to 10. Carryouts are available. There also will be a country store available offering fresh baked goods.
Family Fall Fun Day set Sept. 21 in Salem
SALEM - Plans are under way to have local clubs, organizations, and churches set up tables in front of businesses on East State Street and within McCulloch Park during Family Fall Fun Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 in downtown Salem. Sponsored by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, the event offers hayrides by the Salem firefighters, a petting zoo, children's activities, the Salem Farmer's Market, and Quakertown Trolley Underground Railroad tours provided by the Salem Historical Society. The Humane Society of Columbiana County will co-sponsor a pet parade at 1 p.m. All activities are free of charge. Attendees are encouraged to shop local and to shop the downtown businesses during this annual event. For more information contact the chamber at 330-337-3473 or www.salemohiochamber.org.
NFL?Punt, Pass and Kick contest set
SALEM Boys and girls ages 6 to 15 are invited to participate in the National Football League's Punt, Pass and Kick, hosted by the Salem Kiwanis Club. The event, a program of the NFL's movement for an active generation, Play 60, begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Salem Community Center. There are five age groups. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate. No cleats are permitted. For rules and more information visit nflppk.com.
Food Bank marks Hunger Action Month
YOUNGSTOWN - During Hunger Action Month in September, Feeding America and Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America's nationwide network of 200 food banks, unites to urge individuals to take action in their communities on behalf of the 50 million Americans that struggle with hunger.
As part of Hunger Action Month, the food bank is asking the Mahoning Valley to join individuals, companies, and organizations across the nation by wearing orange, the symbolic color of hunger, on Go Orange Day on Sept. 5 as a show of support for hunger relief and Feeding America food banks. The food bank is also looking for companies, organizations and schools to hold food drives and/or fundraisers throughout the month. For a complete list of ways to get involved in Hunger Action Month visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org
"The need for food assistance in our community is great and continues to grow," said Mike Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank. "Last year, there was a 14 percent increase in the number of people visiting food pantries for food, and the food bank is filling 15,000 requests for emergency food assistance each week in the tri-county area. All food drives and fundraisers throughout the month are greatly appreciated, especially as the winter months are fast approaching, and more families will be choosing between heating their homes and purchasing food." If you would like to participate in Hunger Action Month call the food bank at 330-792-5522.
Help Hotline Crisis Center lands grant
YOUNGSTOWN - Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. was awarded $4,000 from the Ridgecliff Foundation for operation of the Peer Warm Line. The Warm Line is a peer-to-peer, non-crisis Warm Line. The line provides support for individuals who are coping with mental health, alcohol, or drug problems. Trained peers offer telephone support and encouragement to support people in recovery.
The hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. (866-303-7337).
The program is also funded by the Mahoning County Mental Health Board, the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, the Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, and the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation.