Beaver Creek Wildlife Center
will present bird ID program
EAST LIVERPOOL - Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center volunteer and bird expert Gary Meiter will present a free workshop on bird identification by song from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wildlife Education Center.
Participants will learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. Part of this workshop will be outside weather permitting, so participants should wear appropriate shoes and clothes. For more information go to beavercreekwildlife.org.
Damascus students will meet
Seabee who they 'adopted'
BELOIT - Each year the students in Bridget Scofinsky's first-grade class at Damascus Elementary School participate in a service project.
This year the students adopted Zach Orsburn of Sebring, a Navy Seabee who is serving overseas. They have been writing letters to Orsburn and asking him about his favorite things and his job in the Navy, and sending gifts.
"One day I picked up a large package in the office and was shocked to see the mailing label was from Afghanistan. Zach had written the nicest thank you letter to my students telling about who he is and what he does as a Navy Seabee. The package was large because he had built us a flag case and included a flag that flew over his base. He included his email address in the letter in case they had more questions and instantly won the hearts of his 23 new best friends," said Scofinsky.
Orsburn has just returned from Afghanistan and will be visiting his new best friends at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the school. The students will host a welcome home party for him with all of his favorite things like Zepp's Pizza and swirly straws, which they learned about in their letters.
"The students are so excited to meet him in person and share some of his favorite things with him. Swirly straws and all," said Scofinsky.
Total of 105 dogs, cats
vaccinated during clinic
LISBON - Wesley Vins, Columbiana Country Health Commissioner, reported that a total of 105 dogs and cats were vaccinated for rabies at the recent rabies prevention clinic that was held at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center.
Vaccinations were given by Dr. Gordon Schmucker, D.V.M. and his staff from the Lisbon Veterinary Clinic Inc. It is anticipated that another clinic will be held in the fall.
applications being accepted
LISBON - Applications are being accepted for the Johnny Appleseed Festival 2014 Little Mr. Applebud/Little Miss Appleblossom.
Contestants must be between 4 and 9 years old by Sept. 20, 2014, and live in Columbiana County.
Applications and rules are available on the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce website at lisbonareachamber.com or may be picked up at the chamber office, 120 N. Market St. Applications will be accepted until June 20 and a copy of your child's birth certificate must accompany the application. For more information call 330-424-1803 or 330-424-9622.
CAA of Columbiana County
accepts PIPP Plus applications
LISBON - Community Action Agency (CAA) of Columbiana County will continue taking applications to apply or reverify for PIPP Plus, as the program runs all year.
Additionally, CAA will be taking applications for State HEAP until May 31 at the Lisbon office located at 7860 Lincole Place (rear). Applications can also be picked up at local libraries and post offices. For more information about state HEAP call 800-282-0880.
Neither program will offer immediate assistance with utility bills that are past due and/or in threat of disconnection. Summer Crisis should begin on July 1 and may provide assistance with electric utilities. However, no information about this program has been released at this time.
Be advised that PIPP Plus, as well as all other energy assistance programs, is income based and applicants must provide 90 days of income to complete an application. Call 330-424-4013 if you have any questions about either program.
Appointments for both state HEAP and PIPP Plus can be made by calling the automated system at 330-424-1386.
Firestone Park announcing
summer concert schedule
COLUMBIANA - Firestone Park is announcing its summer concert series schedule for the 2014 season. The concerts are free of charge and held from 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday from June 1 through Aug. 31. All are welcome to bring picnic lunches, blankets and chairs to enjoy the music.
The series starts out with Maidens IV, a popular Celtic quartet performing on June 1. The Columbiana Community Foundation has sponsored the event and the Columbiana Chamber of Commerce will host and providing free refreshments.
Entertainment continues with:
June 8, Generations, hosted by the Gamma Eta Sorority providing free popcorn and water.
June 15: Just Kelly.
June 22: Following June, sponsored and hosted by Whispering Pines Village.
June 29: Loren Coler, sponsored by Family Drug of Columbiana.
July 6: Boardman High School Jazz Ensemble.
July 13: Edelweiss.
July 20: Highway 9, sponsored by Universal Percussion and hosted by EZ Doh, Virginia Perkins providing samples.
July 27: The Tullsen Brothers.
Aug. 3: Canfield Community Concert Band.
Aug. 10: Youngstown Area Community Concert Band, sponsored by the Jason and Leah Wilson Family Foundation.
Aug. 17: The Mule Face Brothers, sponsored and hosted by the Fairfield Ruritan Club, providing free refreshments.
Aug. 24: Silver and Gold, sponsored and hosted by East Fairfield United Methodist Church, providing free ice cream.
Aug. 31: Steve Fazzini Jazz Trio, sponsored and hosted by Parkside Health Care Center and St. Mary's Alzhiemer's Center, providing light lunch.
Admission is free of charge. Donations and sponsorships are still being accepted.
For more information about the series can contact the event coordinator, Crystal Siembida Boggs, at 330-482-9105. Concerts are canceled due to inclement weather but not before noon.
Student art on display at South Range spring event
BEAVER TWP. - Student art will be displayed when the South Range High School Music and Art Department hosts its annual spring event from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at South Range High School cafeteria.
Visitors will have a chance to vote for their favorite artist in the Battle of the Artist contest that the art department is conducting between 10 of the featured senior class artists.
The winner of the contest will receive a $25 gift card. Also, the band will perform "Eroica: The Voyage Home," the original score that was written specifically for the group by composer, Dennis Sichner of Cleveland.
'Cruise for a Cure' car show planned Sunday at Crestview
COLUMBIANA - The "Cruise for a Cure" car show is slated from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Crestview High School's Performing Art Center's parking lot.
Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 entries and there will be trophies for trucks, semis, hot rods, classic cars, modifieds, tractors, motorcycles, etc.
The event includes a basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, DJ and food concessions. All proceeds go to Crestview mini-Relay for Life. Preregistration is available at email@example.com or 330-427-6662.
Breakfast buffet set at Salem Masonic Building May 24
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. May 24 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.
Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea.
The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator.
Beaver Local Class of 1979 plans 35th reunion June 2
LISBON - The Beaver Local High School Class of 1979 is hosting its 35th-year reunion on July 5 at the Tri-State Casting Club. Reservations must be made by June 4. Cost is $30 per person. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by class pictures, dinner and music. More information is available on Facebook at Beaver Local High School Class of 1979; 330-559-3778, 330-386-3264 or 941-730-7651.
Beaver Police FOP to host golf outing Aug. 6 at Lake Club
BEAVER TWP. - Beaver Township Police Department Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 201 will host its 16th annual benefit golf outing on Aug. 6 at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, New Springfield. The fundraiser begins at 8:30 a.m.
Cost is $85 per person which includes a cart, green fees, steak dinner and beverages. Prizes will be awarded. All proceeds from this outing are used by Beaver FOP to fund numerous charitable events throughout the year. Anyone interested in golfing or sponsoring a hole is asked to contact Jen King or Lt. Dan Valentine at Beaver Police Department at 330-549-5338.
West Branch Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show set Saturday
BELOIT- The West Branch Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot between the middle and high school buildings. Registration is $5 and all proceeds benefit school libraries.
Judging will be provided by local 4-H students with sponsor choice trophies (Top 3 cars, Truck, Motorcycle, Oldest Stock) awarded at 5:30 p.m. There will also be dash plaques and goody bags to the first 75 registrants, concessions, 50/50 and door prizes. For information call Karen Sanor at 330-938-1132.
Scrappers, Leetonia Library team up for reading program
LEETONIA- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers have teamed up with the Leetonia Community Public Library to help children practice their reading skills. The Scrappers Reading Club is encouraging a children to come to the library, pick out five books and a Scrappers bookmark. Record the titles you read and redeem the bookmark for two tickets to a 2014 Scrappers game and a T-shirt.