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Lakeside and Ashtabula Arts Center work together for Parade the Circle


SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP – Lakeside High School students, in collaboration with the Ashtabula Arts Center, created several costumes and participated in the Parade Circle event held in Cleveland on June 14.
The group plans to show off the costumes as a part of two festivals later this month. First at the Arts on Bridge Street on July 19 and then as part of the Multi-Cultural Festival in downtown Ashtabula on July 26.
There were 27 participants in the group, with 18 of them being Lakeside High School students.

UH Geneva hosts Family Health & Safety Day


GENEVA – Safety was the theme of the day. University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center hosted the Geneva Family Health & Safety Day on June 28.
It was the first ever event of its kind at the UH Geneva Health Center. The system has previously hosted a similar event in the past at the UH Conneaut Medical Center.
“We are very interested in getting health education out into the community and let them know what is available at the hospitals,” Community Outreach Manager Lori Kingston said. “We want to connect with our community and it has been a few years since we have had an event here in Geneva. It is a good way to let the community know we are here to support the health and wellness of the community.”

Lake ADAMHS Board begins with new officers, new budget, annual awards


 PAINESVILLE - The Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board officially transitioned to a new fiscal year June 16 during its annual meeting and dinner event held at Quail Hollow. Nearly 200 people attended.
Established by Ohio Statute, the ADAMHS Board is responsible for planning, funding, monitoring and evaluating Lake County’s community-based mental health

Organization seeks talent for fundraiser

LAKE COUNTY - Extended Housing is seeking all kinds of local talent for its Annual Fundraiser & Talent Show to be held Friday, Oct. 3 at the Croatian Lodge Party Center in Eastlake. Check out pictures from last year online at The People's Choice Winner will be selected by the audience, and the winner of the Judges' Award will receive $500 cash. Glossy posters are available to hang at area businesses and hotspots. For information, contact Tammy Doll at Extended Housing at (440)352-8424 x118.


Ashtabula County Bucket List #9: Chocolate Covered Bacon

NOTE: THERE IS CHANGE IN THE “Zach knows…” part with the FB page added

Bucket List

Photo by Zachary Dzurick.
A happy man enjoys a tasty treat after eating ribs.

For Ohio Heritage Farm, sustainability is a way of life

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP – The concept of farming is a simple one. At its core it is about the circle of life. Farming began as a way for man to sustain himself and his family by respecting the soil and the animals he raised.
In today’s modern America, farming has become dominated by corporate farming. Chemicals and hormones are used to produce bigger and faster. Nutrition and respect for the animal and soil are often forgotten.
There is a movement afoot for a return to the roots of farming. Sustainable farming and concept of Farm to Table has it devotees. For one local family, sustainable farming is more than a concept, it is something more.
“It is a way of life,” Peter Forinash said. “I enjoy it. It is the only thing I know and what I want to do.”

Big Red concession ready to rock at Walnut Beach

ASHTABULA – Bid Red Concessions is open at Walnut Beach.
Tim Foster signed a three-year contract to run the concession stand. Foster is also the owner of Big Daddy Pools in North Kingsville and Big Red Vending.
The stand has had a soft opening and been operating from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. There has been a delay in getting the ansul system fixed. Once the ansul system is repaired, Foster will be investing in a new griddle and fryer and the hours will expand to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“So hopefully we will be open for breakfast soon,” Foster said. “We are going to offer good food at a good price. It is a nice beach and we are hopeful to provide a good experience for people.”

Lake County Council on Aging is seeking volunteers

MENTOR - The Lake County Council on Aging is a nonprofit organization that offers services to Lake County seniors.
Many of the services provided are available because of the agency’s dedicated volunteers. The Council on Aging is currently in need

Garden set to produce food for nonprofits again

PERRY TOWNSHIP - The Painesville Municipal Court Garden Project celebrated its 20th year with the initial planting of more than an acre behind the Perry Township Administration Building on Center Road May 21.
The Court Garden Project, initiated by Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti, provides a venue for persons to perform community service rather than spending time in jail. The result is, often bringing the gardening experience to people who have never done it before, and providing fresh produce