City of Chardon
Happy, blessed 100th birthday wishes go to my dear friend Clara Marie Shaner Rayl on Feb. 7.
God bless her and best wishes for many more to come. Her son Jim and daughter-in-law Janet will be celebrating her special day along with her other grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.
Boy Scout Fundraiser Breakfast
The annual Geauga County Boy Scout fundraiser breakfast will be held the morning of Feb. 6 at the St. Mary’s Church on North Street in Chardon. It is a great meal and a great gathering of all who wish to support the local Boy Scouts.
Kiwanis Spouses’ Meeting
Chardon Kiwanis spouses’ meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Heinen’s Cafe in Chardon.
Kiwanis members enjoyed participating in the Winterfest activates on Chardon Square, but it was nice to warm up in front of the fireplace in the log cabin. Members will be discussing the major fundraiser for the group, which is the selling of maple syrup products and maple cotton candy in the log cabin on the square on weekends starting with Tappin Sunday and the Maple Festival 2014.
Please stop by and support the Kiwanis fundraiser that provides scholarships and more to qualifying area high school seniors.
Kiwanis Club of Chardon is always looking for new members, so visit kiwanisclubofchardon.org for information.
Guests are welcome at all meetings, but the club requests that guests call 440-537-7316 first for planning purposes. The club meets every Thursday except the second of Thursday of the month.
KSU GEL Breakfast
Kent State Geauga Campus will hold a Geauga Economic Leadership (GEL) breakfast Feb. 7 from 7:30-9 a.m. The event features an innovative and special program that encourages women to grow and thrive in business. Red Key Network founder Susan Swartzwelder will discuss the keys to success for women in business.
The free event is open to the public. Call Carol Gardner at Kent State Geauga by calling 440-834-4187 to RSVP or simply show up.
A Day For Women
University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center will host the eighth annual Women’s Health Expo Feb. 8 at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, LaMalfa, 5783 Heisley Road in Mentor. The event includes interactive physician panel, free health screenings and a complimentary brunch, all in the name of women’s health.
A fashion show will also feature Geauga Medical Center weight loss surgery alumni and more than 20 specialized vendors. The event is free, but space is limited. Call 440-285-7757 to register.
Wear red for women’s health Feb. 7-8.
23rd Annual Quilts Exhibit
Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland will host Quilts 2014 exhibit Feb. 14 through March 26. It will feature the work of Bonnie McCaffery of Hawley, Pa., and Charlotte Angotti of Conway, S. C. There will be many workshops, dinner lectures and a quilt vendor event on Feb. 28, March 1 and 2.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors 60 and over and $4 for children ages 2 to 11. Kids younger than age 2 will be admitted for free. Farmpark members also receive free admission. Call 440-256-2122 for information. Farmpark is closed most Mondays in February and March except Presidents Day, Feb. 17.
GOP Women’s Spaghetti Dinner
The Geauga County Republican Women’s Club is having its annual all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Feb. 28 from 5-8 p.m. at Munson Town Hall, 12200 Auburn Road. Donations are $12 per person. Youth 10 and under are free. Call 440-729-7275 for reservations.
Comment For The Day
February includes Presidents Day, when Americans celebrate the birthdays of the Founding Father and first president of the United States, George Washington, who was born Feb. 22, 1732, at Pope’s Creek, Va., and died at Mt. Vernon, Va., Dec. 14, 1799, as well as the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, who was born Feb. 12, 1809, at Hodgenville, Ky., and was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., on April 15, 1865.
Stay extra warm and bundle up when going outside; Chardon may receive more than 10 inches of snow and a low of 5 degrees on Friday.
Pancake breakfasts will begin on Feb. 23 for eight Sundays at the Chardon VFW Post 6519 across from Sage’s Apples. The delicious food is served from 8 a.m. to noon. Get there early for the delicious bacon, ham, eggs, home fries and hot pancakes with real maple syrup. Call 440-285-3699 for information.
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