ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES
Overeaters Anonymous support group canceled
SALEM — Effective immediately, the Overeaters Anonymous support group has disbanded. Meetings were held on Tuesdays at the Oxford House.
Salem High School Class of ’69 raffle ends Friday
SALEM –The Salem High School Class of 1969 will be raffling off 11 prizes, valuing from $20 to $165, prior to the boys junior varsity and varsity basketball games on Friday in the gym lobby at the high school. Cost is $5 per ticket. Winners will be drawn just prior to, and announced, at half time. Arrangements will be made with any winner(s) not present to get the prize at an alternate location. All proceeds benefit the Salem High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. This fundraiser is sponsored by the 50th-year reunion committee.
Dance party to benefit dog rescue mission
GIRARD — The “Bow Wow Boogie Every Dog Matters Rescue Benefit Dance Party” will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 9 at Rolling Mills Bar and Grill, 1025 S. State St., Girard. The evening will feature the music of The John Reese Project.
Advance $10 tickets are available from volunteers, EveryDogMatters@yahoo.com, “ShamPoochies” Grooming Spa, 1728 Raccoon Road, Austintown, and Rolling Mills. Tickets will be available at the event for $12. Proceeds from the basket raffles and 50/50 will benefit the Every Dog Matters Rescue. For more information contact facebook.com/EveryDogMattersRescue.
Local winery recognized for estate-grown wine
COLUMBIANA — The Vineyards at Pine Lake, a family-owned and operated 42-acre winery, received recognition from the Ohio Quality Wine (OQW) program in November for its first-ever estate-grown wine, Vineyards White.
Established in 2007 by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee and the Viticulture and Enology Program at the Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center, the OQW program recognizes and awards only Ohio wines that are of the most premier quality. In order for a wine to be eligible, it must be produced with at least 90 percent Ohio-grown grapes and pass a meticulous sensory and chemical analysis. Vineyards White was judged and awarded a spot on the OQW esteemed list in November 2018.
“It’s really humbling and rewarding to see our hard work pay off,” said Joseph Glista III, head winemaker and vice president of The Vineyards at Pine Lake. “And it’s an honor to have one of our wines listed among such a revered selection of Ohio-grown wines.”
Vineyards White had its grand release at the property’s first annual Harvest Festival in October, where it was announced as The Vineyards at Pine Lake’s first-ever estate-grown wine. Vineyards White is available for tasting and purchase at the Tasting Room at 14101 Market St. as well as during all of the winery’s upcoming events. It can also be sampled at the Winter Wine Affair on Jan. 26 at Stambaugh Auditorium. Additional event information and registration can be found at vineyardsatpinelake.com.
Upcoming events include Bridal Show, 1-6 p.m.. Feb. 2, fashion show at 3 p.m., $25 per person includes glass of wine, signature tote and appetizers; Sip ‘n Paint with Wonderstruck, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 7, $25 per person; Learn, Sip and Shop. 5-9 p.m. Feb. 22, $5 per person.