A TRUE FRIEND IS
SOMEONE WHO IS
THERE FOR YOU
WHEN HE’D RATHER
BE ANYWHERE ELSE.

Len Wein
October 2008 VOLUME 25 NUMBER 10



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PENINSULA VILLAGE COUNCIL

October 2008 meeting:

Council welcomed Boy Scout Troop 371, who came to observe Council and earn a merit badge.

Mayor Fisher announced that the repair work on Stine Road will be handled by Summit County with no cost to the village. Thank you to Nick Kostandaras and Russ Pry for their help in accomplishing this task.

The Foot Patrol will be extended through the end of the year, in cooperation with the National Park. The CVSRR has agreed to let the village know when ticket sales are higher than normal ahead of time so appropriate planning can take place.

Halloween Trick or Treat will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Village this year, with the party at the Intermediate School immediately following from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mayor Fisher proposed having the County Auditor send a representative to the next regular council meeting to discuss the appraisal process for those residents interested.

The Charter Committee will be meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the Village Hall. Anyone interested in serving on that committee is asked to attend.

A reminder to anyone who would like to receive the agenda s and/or minutes of meetings: please email me with your request, and I will add you to the list. peninsulavil@windstream.net

November Meetings:
Planning Commission – November 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
Planning Special Meeting – November 11, 2008 - 7:00 pm
Council Meeting – November 10, 2008 - 7:00pm
Board of Zoning Appeals – November 13, 2008 - 7:00pm
Check the Library, Post Office, Village Hall, Terry Lumber or Quarry for other meetings and postings.

Village Hall hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm daily except holidays and weekends.
330-657-2151 – Mayor and administration
330-657-2714 – Clerk Treasurer and Zoning Inspector
330-657-2089 – Service Department
330-657-2995 – Police Department
330-657-2911 – Non-Emergency Police and Fire Dispatch


Pamela S. Burda, Clerk Treasurer





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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION

On November 18, 2008 at 7pm at the Peninsula Village Town Hall, the Planning Commission will hold a special meeting. The meeting will feature a presentation by Joan Hug-Anderson, Urban Stream Specialist of the Summit SWCD on Riparian Setback Ordinances.

Our regular meeting will be held on November 5, 2008 at 7:00 pm.

Brenda Nichols, Secretary Planning Commission





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BOSTON TOWNSHIP

TOWNSHIP LEAF PICK-UP: If you live in the unincorporated part of Boston Township leaf pick-up begins the third week in October and runs through November. Leaves must be raked to the edge of the road, away from mailboxes, or they will not be picked up.

POT LUCK DINNER: Because everyone is so busy in November and December we have decided to postpone our annual potluck dinner until January. More information will be in the December issue of YCN.

SENIOR SNOWPLOWING: The Trustees will again be offering this service to qualified seniors in the unincorporated portion of the Township. If you were on last year’s list you will automatically receive an application. Call 330-657-2059 if you would like an application.

ZONING: We are still looking for an alternate for the zoning commission. If you are interested please contact one of the Trustees.

IMPROVEMENTS: Instead of completely replacing the salt sheds and small garage we decided that only a roof replacement was necessary. Chiarle Construction is making the repairs. We are moving forward with turning our old road garage into usable office space. This project should begin within the next few months.



The Township Trustees meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the old township garage next to the Town Hall.

The zoning commission meets the second Tuesday of each month and the board of zoning appeals meets the fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30PM (same location).



Contact numbers for the trustees: Amy Anderson: 330-657-2439, Randy Bergdorf: 330-655-5698, and Jerry Ritch: 330-657-2015.





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ELECTION DAY DINNER 2008

Bought to you once again by The Peninsula United Methodist Church.

We are busy making plans for this year’s Election Day Dinner which will take place on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. If you would like to join us for a home-style turkey dinner with all the trimmings, call soon with your reservation. The price is $10.00 for adults. Carryout dinners will be available for $8.00. This includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, turnips, green beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, bread and butter, homemade pie, coffee, ice water, or milk. It’s the best bargain around.

Seatings for lunch are 11:30AM, 12:10PM, and 12:45PM, and for dinner the seatings are 5:00PM, 5:50PM, and 6:45PM (Please note the change of time in the dinner seatings). Call 330-657-2567 with you reservations. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please send it to The Peninsula United Methodist Church, 1575 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264. We look forward to hearing from you.





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HALLOWEEN -- OCTOBER 31, 2008

Trick or Treat in the Village and Township will be from 6:00 PM till 7:30 PM. Please note the extra half hour this year. From 7:30 – 8:30 PM the Halloween Costume Party will be held at the Woodridge Intermediate School. Pizza, cider, costume parade, games, and prizes.





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To the Editors:

All of America is focused on the election and ruined economy. How did it happen? Realistically, both parties did it because neither really work “for us and the good of our country.” President Washington championed for diverse representation of three or more parties. Now there are two with a wide aisle between them.

Reflecting on the October Council Meeting, I realized that unfortunately the same mentality is here in Peninsula. Our Mayor and too many Council members do not care or represent the residents and their Long Range Plan to preserve our historic small town devoted to family living to walk the streets, the canal, and the Cuyahoga Valley.

I was chastised by another Council member because I fight to preserve our historic district with mandated sandstone sidewalks, trees, natural environs, and riparian concerns. So I keep addressing that the Road Department ignores State and County regulations for ditches and riparian management.

Each Council member is made responsible for a Village function to obtain information and suggestions and report to the citizens, Mayor, and Council. Am I to ignore all other issues because I am Buildings & Grounds? No, I am responsible to manage the Village per the Long Range Plan. We must be objective working as one. We are a non-partisan Village and should be indivisible. Ignoring the riparian and Historic District must end; finances must be addressed; and take advantage of the resources provided by the National Park.

The Mayor refuses to attend Planning Commission meetings although is required as a voting member; and to sign three agreements with the Park for funding. He claims that we do not have funds to wait for reimbursement upon project completion. But we do have the funds for this and to finish the sandstone sidewalks. We have over $10,000 that I saved on Town Hall stone restoration. Unfortunately most has gone to repair road equipment.

If we do not participate we will lose all funding, a tragedy since we are the only local community of 390 National Parks to receive this assistance for which Superintendent Debo fought to help us.

It was erroneously reported that residents wanted the sidewalk, south side of Main and Canal replaced. A hurried resolution narrowly passed to do so ignoring the historic sandstone mandate and previous resolutions to include it with the completion of the Main Street project including the very dangerous area at Peninsula General Store (Yellow Creek) east to the Log Cabin. In fact, the calls were concerning this area left unfinished for three years. Since we have the grant and funds it must be completed.

Take action – Write letters – Come to Council. Do not be intimidated!

Robert L. Hunker





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NEED A RIDE?

Enthusiastic Obama Supporter willing to drive people to the polls. Remember make your vote count and show up! If you need a ride on Election Day or before, for early voting, please call Holly Spencer-Trueman at (330) 467-7113 or (330) 459-2366. I’d be happy to help!





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AROUND THE COMMUNITY

What wonderful weather for the annual Peddler’s Day. This was the sixth year for the event that was started by Nina Alvis. Nina started Peddler’s Day as a way to expand her yearly antique show at the Peninsula Player’s Bar to the entire community The event is always held the first Saturday in October. Maybe by keeping the same date more people will become involved. It’s a great way for our community groups to have a fundraiser and more garage sales would be welcomed. Nina says it is a fun day where a “traditional lovely little town is turned into junk city.”

One group that always takes advantage of the day is the Peninsula Garden Club. This is a good place to pick up some excellent home made baked goods and dried flowers and arrangements. Proceeds of this sale go to maintaining the seasonal decorations on the 303-river bridge.

On a personal note, congratulations to my son, Jim, who completed his first marathon, the Towpath Marathon, on October 12th. Finishing with a time of 3:54.02. Family and friends anxiously waited at the finish line. Following the race everyone hurried to his house where his wife, Franca, had planned a surprise party.

For several years Jim has participated in the Roadrunner Marathon as part of the “Meatballs on the Run” relay team. The team sat out this year’s race as all were involved with wedding festivities for Jim’ brother-in-law, Marco Hilj.

Amy Anderson





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CORNERSTONE FAMILY CHURCH
LIVE CHRISTMAS NATIVITY


Cornerstone Family Church invites you to their second Live Christmas Nativity Saturday, December 20th from 5:30-9 pm at 1460 Hines Hill Road in Boston Township.

Come enjoy the costumed actors, Christmas music, live animals, and refreshments. A Christmas bazaar will be held in the basement of the church with many Christmas decorations and holiday items. For more information please call the church at 330-657-2111.





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CONDOLENCES

Our condolences to Father John Terzano of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church on the death of his mother, Mrs. Lucietta Terzano. She was an elegant, charming, warm and genuine woman. Many of us knew her well and loved her from her visits to the parish years ago: a tiny, beautiful and open-hearted force. More recently we knew her from visits with her when she moved to the Mother of Sorrows rectory. She was so gracious to the myriad friends and strangers who phoned or traipsed upstairs at Mother of Sorrrows all sorts of times of day. She brought much heart, faith and beauty to our lives and will be missed by all.





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GET WELL WISHES

Freeda Johnson is back in the hospital, Please remember to keep Freeda and the following in your prayers: Jim and Millie Lockert, Joan Flory, Gloria Ritch, Nancy Sue James Zvara, Jean Burda and Dave Mayer.





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PENINSULA MIX

Here is a local ghost story for Halloween told to me by a no-nonsense local citizen who wishes to remain nameless, as I promised.

He had come home late one night after having stayed too long with his drinking buddies. It was late so he decided to sleep on the couch rather than wake his family.

That was when he was visited by “her” – an older woman, gray haired and wrinkled. She wore clothing from the 1890’s, high button shoes, and a long full skirt. She spoke sternly to him, told him he needed to straighten out, give more thought to his family, and his health. The experience shook him and he followed her advice. She never came again.

Especially because of our historic atmosphere there must be other ghost stories out there. I’d like to hear about them.

Peddlers Day has grown a lot since started by Nina Alvis. She came up and orchestrated the first one several years ago.

Nina’s granddaughter, Karalyn (K.C. to most of us) is studying voice. Nina says that much of K.C.’s interest in music came from the Woodridge School System’s “wonderful music department.”

Lily Fleder





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WANT ADS

LICKITY-SPLIT: Tree cutting and wood splitting. Call Scott Ensign at 330-657-2462.

FREE TO A 501(C)3 OR SIMILAR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION: 16' Lowe Aluminum Canoe. Very Good Condition. Square Stern. Call 330 467-6717.

FOR SALE: Soapstone Stove: Brown, Woodburning stove, HearthStone II - $1,400. Call John or Diane at 330-659-7340.

FOR SALE: Water Storage Tank: 165 Gallons $100 Call John or Diane at 330-659-7340.

DAYCARE PROVIDER WANTED: We are looking for a skilled daycare provider for in home service for one day a week for our 18 month old child. All applicants should have qualifications and references available. Call 330-657-2138.

FOR SALE: Shopsmith $300 or best offer. Call Carlene at 330-945-7293.

FOR SALE: Band saw $200.00 or best offer. Call Carlene at 330-945-7293.

CARE GIVER NEEDED for quadriplegic. Three Saturdays per month. Call Jo at 330-657-2699.

FOR SALE: Small wood burner – Waterford, five or six years old, free standing, porcelain. Asking $60.00. Please call Carlene at 330-945-7293.

FREE: Upright freezer. Call Carlene at 330-945-7293.

HELP WANTED: Direct Mail Service in Stow needs production worker; day shift; heavy lifting; able to drive stick-shift box truck a plus. Call: (330)375-0066, Ext 262.





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SERVICES

TREE/WOOD REMOVAL: If you have a tree to take down or wood to get rid of (no rotten wood) please give me a call. I need firewood. Call Matt at 330-657-2138.

VALLEY ROOF REPAIR & HOME MAINTENANCE: Bonded and insured. No job too small. Call Rick at 330- 322- 7996.

JEWELRY AND PENINSULA T-SHIRTS: Contact Sara Padrutt at dogwooddesign@etsy.com.

DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NEED HELP TYING UP THE LOOSE ENDS? I can help. I offer great rates for cleaning, organizing, and assisting with errands or dog walking. Flat rates, not hourly. References available upon request. Call Emily Holody at 330-256-6641.

INTERESTED IN HANDMADE CARDS, SCRAPBOOKS, OR HELP WITH PARTY INVITATIONS? I can help! Please visit my website at: www.eholody.etsy.com and feel free to contact me with any orders or questions. Call Emily Holody 330-256-6641.

TOTAL BODY FITNESS: is not only improving you physically, but mentally as well. One of our clients reports that she lost 6 lbs. in a total of 3 months of Personal Training. All of her HDL cholesterol went up and her LDL went down and her glucose counts are normal. We also have clients that have lost a total of 30 lbs. from low impact cardio and personal training. We are thrilled to report that we have gained 1 to 2 clients every month. Let Total Body Fitness change your life! You are only moments away from "A Better You". Carleen 216-470-4309 and Natalie 330-730-3355 or 330-657-2963.

TOTAL BODY FITNESS: Do You Love To Dance? "Total Body Fitness For A Better You" offers total body toning through constant movement. Come experience one of our classes for FREE! No two are alike. We offer our clients complete body fitness through standing abs, hips, thighs, buns, arms & legs, salsa, cha-cha, we have it all and we have FUN! Also, we offer one-on-one personal training, low-impact weight classes, circuit training, band and exercise ball workouts. Winter is coming...what have YOU got to lose except a few pounds. We are in Peninsula on the corner of Riverview Rd. and 303. Look for our sign or give us a call. Natalie 330-730-3355 or 330-657-2963 Carlean 216-470-4309.

WANTED: If you have any simple tree work or trees that are already fallen, give me a call. Matthew at 330-657-2138.

YARD SERVICES: Get on the list for a fall clean-up and get half-off on a mowing. Call Jeff 330-780-0745.

ODD JOBS: Local references, call Justin Krause at 330-657-2284.

PAINTING: Interior painting, light exterior touch-up work. Please call Mark 216-849-8758.

BEAUTY: I bring The Body Shop to you! All natural products. Great as gifts for family, friends, or yourself. Great specials! Call Renee Baker at 330-701-0981 for an appointment or a catalog.

THE NEEDLEWORKER: Creating tomorrow’s heirlooms with needle and thread. Reproduction and original samplers stitched from your pattern or mine. Over twenty years stitching experience. Private lessons also available, Call Susan Black at 330-922-0988.

TREE TRIMMING: No job too small. Call Tom Godlewski 330-650-9678.

LEGAL SERVICES: Local resident, Heather R. Dyer, is available to provide legal services. Call 330-657-2690.

CUSTOM RESTORATION: Custom wood trim, plaster and drywall repair, sash, door and hardware, century home restoration. Call Dan Torowski at 330-659-0055

LAWN CARE: Rob's lawn care, mowing and mulching. Call Rob Blaha at 330-687-7293.

VILLAGE HANDY: Remodeling, carpentry, tile, general plumbing & electrical. Call Buddy Milhoan at 657-2699.

REALTOR: In the market to sell your home? Call Janet Shrader at Geneva Chervenic Realty office 330-686-1644. Cell 330-608-5341.

LICKITY-SPLIT: Tree cutting and wood splitting. Call Scott Ensign at 330-657-2462.

OUTDOOR STORAGE AND PARKING: Affordable, secure, and convenient for boats, recreational vehicles and automobiles. Now available at the Virginia Motel. Call today 330-342-0864.

WESTERN RESERVE RENOVATIONS: Home repairs, improvements and renovations. Peninsula local, insured and bonded. Call for free quote. Jason Klein 330-221-3461.

BIG FRANK’S STUMP GRINDING SERVICE: Prompt service, free onsite estimates, seven days a week. Portable unit fits through a 36” opening. Call Frank Grezlik at 330-281-1280.

SILHOUETTES: Children’s silhouettes from your photos or mine $15.00. Black paper cut on white background that fits an 8x10 frame. Samples available. Call Lois Unger at 657-2385.

FISHER FENCING AND DECKS: Add security and value to your property with wood or vinyl fences, gates, and decks. Local resident with years of experience. References. For a free estimate call Dale Fisher at 330-858-2026.

BABYSITTER: Responsible 15-year-old, with babysitter course training, good with kids. Please call Danielle 330-655-0734.

HOME CARE SERVICES: Providing trusted, reliable, affordable, courteous home care service for elderly. Bonded and insured. Richard Pivovar at 330-668-1051.

PLASTERING AND DRYWALL: Artistic Finish & Design Co. Plaster and drywall repair specialist with over thirty years experience. Free estimates, reasonable prices, bonded and insured. No job too small. Call Maxx at 330-626-1669.

HOMEBOUND? Haircuts, shampoo, and styles provided in your home by licensed cosmetologist. Call Peggy Buckshaw at 330-571-5282.

FOR SALE: A Place in the Valley. 3-year old, 952 sq.ft. manufactured home with nice manageable size garden backing up to a hill in the National Park. 2 bedroom, 2 bath and an office/study. $36,900. Central air, most appliances, drapes and window blinds included. Broadband access-ready. Towpath and Indigo Lake trails a couple of minutes' walk from your door. 4341 Riverview Road # 5, Peninsula. 100% owner occupied community. For appointment call Judy Cartwright at Geneva Chervenick Realty 330-899-1644. Nature lovers' roost at affordable price.

FREE HORSE MANURE: Richfield - will load your truck. Balogh's Horse Boarding 330-659-4748.