THE GREATEST
PLEASURE IN
LIFE IS DOING
WHAT PEOPLE
SAY YOU
CANNOT DO.

Walter Bagehot
March 2011 VOLUME 28 NUMBER 3



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BOSTON TOWNSHIP

PLANNING: The Trustees met with Mark Majewski from NORTHSTAR planning + design seeking assistance in rezoning for the proposed new JEDD (Joint Economic Development District). He will be submitting a proposal for the next trustee meeting.

SENIOR SNOWPLOWING: This is the eighth year the Township has offered snowplowing for our senior citizens. Approximately $2,200 was spent during the 2010-2011 snow season.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING CUTS: Proposed funding cuts for the fiscal year 2012 will be 20.9% and 35.6% in 2013. Funding for the 2010 calendar year was $114,521. Proposed for the 2012 fiscal year $90,472 and for the fiscal year 2013 $57,902.

ZONING: The Trustees are seeking an alternate member for the zoning commission. If you are interested please send a letter of interest with your background information to P.O. Box 123 Peninsula, OH 44264.

BICENTENNIAL: The program committee has begun filling the patron page of the Boston Township bicentennial program. For a donation of $10.00 your patron name will be on the patron list of the program and you will receive a bicentennial button with the event date, June 18, 2011. For info contact us: bostontownship@bostontownship.org.

WEBSITE: Visit our website at www.bostontownship.org to find up to date Township information.

Contact numbers for the trustees: Amy Anderson: 330-657-2439, Randy Bergdorf: 330-655-5698, and Jerry Ritch: 330-657-2015. Fiscal Officer Joanne Noragon: 330-657-2059, Road Department Tim Tesmer and Doug Mayer: 330-657-2600, and Zoning inspector, Larry Sulzer: 330-657-2135.





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PENINSULA VILLAGE

Village of Peninsula Council Meeting March 14, 2011:

Lily Fleder was honored by council as Citizen of the Year. She was presented with a framed Proclamation by solicitor Lee Cole and was acknowledged by Council, the Mayor and all those in the audience.

The Mayor announced an agreement was reached with Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad whereas the railroad will pay the village $5,000.00 in 2011 in consideration for the services provided by the Village to the railroad. The Mayor also announced the closing of Route 303 at the railroad crossing beginning April 10, 2011 for repairs. The repairs will be completed by April 14th or 15th, 2011. Detours will be posted.

Discussion took place on the revised Police Manual presented to council, but no action was taken. Council requested more time to review changes.

The Fiscal Officer presented legislation to accept a grant for the Summit/Akron Solid Waste Management Authority. The grant was for $604.00 and council will decide on how to best utilize the funds.

Council sent some Zoning Ordinances back to the Planning Commission for further review.

A Special Council meeting was set for March 30, 2011 at 6:00pm at the Village Hall. The purpose of the meeting will be to review and pass the Village Budget for 2011 and for possible further discussion or action on the Police Manual.

Future meetings at the Village Hall: Council: Regular – April 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Board of Zoning Appeals: April 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Planning Commission: April 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Check the Library, Post Office, Village Hall, Terry Lumber and Woodridge Intermediate School for posting.

John D. Steigel
Fiscal Officer





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VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT

The railroad crossing on State Route 303 will be closed to all traffic for one week beginning April 10, 2011 for scheduled replacement of the crossing. There will be an emergency crossing for police, fire, and EMS use only.

This is the second year of contracting for EMS services at Brandywine Ski Area. The department responded to roughly 88 calls for service during this ski season. Brandywine provided $15,000 to the district that allowed additional coverage during evening hours. This was a benefit to our residents in the form of faster response times.

Please remember that there is no open burning permitted in the Township and Village. Small campfires are permitted.

Charlie Riedel, Chief





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VALLEY FIRE PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Our Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held May 1, 2011 at the fire station from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. Adults $6.00 and Children $3.00, all the pancakes, sausage, and eggs you care to eat.





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PIEROGI LUNCH AND DINNER FOR LENT

The Peninsula United Methodist Church announces it is time for our Seventh Annual Pierogi Dinners. Past years have been a great success and we are hoping to continue that tradition this year.

We will be serving lunch and dinner and they will be as follows:
Lunches and dinners will begin on Friday, March 11, 2011 and continue through Friday, April 15, 2011.
Lunch: 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Dine in or take out available. Place order at 330.657.2567.

Please join us for one or all 6 weeks!





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NEW ARRIVAL

Nathaniel Joseph Lahoski was born on November 23. Parents are Denise and Terry, Awesome big brothers are Ben and Anthony.





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PENINSULA VALLEY HISTORIC
AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION


Next Speaker in Civil War Lecture Series at G.A.R. Hall Museum

Don't forget to join the Peninsula Valley Historic & Education Foundation for the first Civil War lecture on Thursday, April 14th. Mark Holbrook of the Ohio Historical Society will be presenting Ohio in the Civil War, a great kick off to the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the war.

The second speaker in our Civil War Lecture Series is Mel Mauer as President Abraham Lincoln. He will be presenting An Evening with Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater at the G.A.R. Hall Museum on Thursday, May 12th. The program will begin at 7:00pm in the auditorium and is free to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Stay up-to-date on upcoming presentations in our Civil War Lecture Series at www.peninsulahistory.org.





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TOWPATH PRESCHOOL

Towpath Preschool is currently enrolling 3 to 5-year-old students for the 2011-2012 school year. Spots are still available for the remainder of this year too. The junior class (3 and 4-year-olds) meets Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00-11:30. The senior class (4 and 5-year-olds) meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00-11:30 with an optional pre-kindergarten extended day from 11:30-1:55 on Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information call Tammy at 330-657-2071 or visit our website at www.towpathpreschool.com.

Towpath Preschool has served Peninsula and surrounding communities for over 30 years. It is located in the lower level of the Peninsula Methodist Church at Rt. 303 and Akron-Peninsula Rd. The school is non-sectarian and is licensed by the state of Ohio with a Step Up to Quality one star rating. Towpath is a developmental program oriented toward learning through a variety of hands-on experiences as well as through socialization and creative play.





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GET WELL WISHES

Please keep the following in your prayers: Bonnie Sulzer, Lida Flowers Brandt, Joyce Jeric, Molly Peterson, Anne Benedict, Tom and Claire Rodhe, Sr., Edie Minns, Jean Russell, Larry Shrader, Judy Getz, Jim Lockert, Gloria Ritch, Nancy Sue James Zvara, Jan Bishop and Dave Mayer.





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FOLLOW UP

Local Boston Township mom, Cindy Orley, was voted America’s Favorite Pillsbury Crescent Cook in a nationwide contest and would like to thank all who voted! You may follow her on her blog at www.AkronOhioMoms.com.





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VALLEY HOME DAYS 2011

Valley Home Days will be held on Saturday, August13, 2011. If you or your organization would like to participate please contact Pam Schneider @ (330) 657-2331 or pam9963@aol.com. Please put Valley Home Days in subject line of email. As of this time I haven't heard from anyone and we'd like to make this a fun community event.

I will be holding a meeting on April 6, 2011 at the Village Town Hall.

Pam Schneider





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BOY SCOUTS
Peninsula Troop 371


Daniel Moledor a junior at Woodridge High School was awarded the Eagle Scout rank by the Boy Scouts of America. The Eagle rank is the highest rank in scouting. Fewer than 4 percent of all Scouts in the United States reach the Eagle Scout rank. The ceremony was held at the Peninsula United Methodist Church in Peninsula on January 23, 2011. The ceremony was led by Senior Patrol Leader Jared Cottrill of Troop 371.

Daniel earned 21 merit badges for the rank of eagle and has countless hours of service to the community. For his Eagle project, he led a project to construct a memorial garden for Mrs. Eugenia Garman, a beloved Woodridge Primary School Teacher who passed away suddenly in January 2009. The memorial garden was built outside Mrs. Graman’s classroom and consisted of wooden terraces. Plants and flowers that were donated by teachers from the school were planted on the terraces. The garden will benefit Mrs. Garman’s former students, fellow teachers and anyone else who knew her.

Danny is a member of the Woodridge High School Men’s Soccer team where he is a goalkeeper and a three year letterman. He is a Honor and Merit roll student with a 3.3 GPA. Danny is an active member of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Peninsula.

Daniel Moledor
Daniel Moledor, Eagle Scout





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PENINSULA LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Harvest for Hunger
During the month of March, the library will serve as a local drop off point for non-perishable food for Harvest for Hunger. Please consider helping families in need!

Classical Guitar Monday April 11 6:00 p.m.
David McCurdy, a student of classical guitar at the University of Akron will be here to share his classical guitar music featuring the works of Bach, Coste, Sor, Giuiliani, Barrios, et al.

Retirement - Tuesday April 5 and Tuesday April 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Are you planning for your retirement or already retired in one of the deepest bear markets in history? Do you have questions about what you should do to prepare or where to invest your retirement assets in this environment? Please join us for a series of retirement programs presented by James C. Sexton III, CFS. Call the library to sign up and get more information.

Woodridge Art Show K-12
April 16-28 Woodridge Local Schools will be displaying student artwork, grades K-12 at the library April 16-28 during library hours. Take a moment and stop by to see the wonderful things going on in the art rooms of Woodridge!

Friends Easter Bizarre Bazaar
The Friends of the Library will put up a Mini Easter Bizarre Bazaar during the month of April. Come shop for an Easter basket or trinket and name your own price! Open during library hours.





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MARCH OF DIMES-TEAM AJ BOWLING DAY

You’re invited to the MARCH OF DIMES-TEAM AJ BOWLING DAY!!! If you and your friends and family would like to have a great time, join us in a day of BOWLING and support a great cause.

Tickets for this event will be $15.00 per person. Each ticket includes 3 hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and pop. The event will be Sunday, April 10th, 2011, noon until 3pm at Legend Lanes, 4190 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls. You can register and prepay with Pam Setzekorn at psetzekorn@yahoo.com or 330-657-2138. There will also be a Bake Sale, 50/50 Raffle and Prize Raffle at this event and chances to donate more monies to March of Dimes.

You can purchase tickets for both 50/50 Raffle (must be present at the bowling event to win 50/50 raffle) and Prize Raffle tickets prior to the event and/or during the event. 50/50 Raffle ticket prices include $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5. Prize Raffle tickets will cost $10 each. 50/50 and Prize Raffles will be conducted at the Bowling Alley. No need to be present to win Prize Raffle. Prize Raffle gifts include gift cards and products from local stores and restaurants. Proceeds go to March of Dimes on behalf of Team AJ. Thanks and we hope to see everyone Bowling at the Legend Lanes!! To see AJ’s story or if you are unable to attend the event and would like to just donate to our team go to: www.marchforbabies.org/teamaugust





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CONDOLENCES

Vernon Gray Boodey passed away February 27, 2011 at the age of 99. Vernon was born in Boston, Ohio and worked at Morse Controls. He served as a Boston Township Trustee from 1960 through 1965. He is survived by his sons, Carl (Margaret) and Glenn Boodey; grandchildren, Cathey, Sharon and Christopher; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Andrew; sister, Fern Plank.

Condolences to Annette Morgan and her family on the February 14th death of her sister Sharon Smartt.





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TOTAL BODY FITNESS

Check out the Total Body Fitness website at: www.tbfs.health.officelive.com for information on our classes and schedules.

Let Total Body Fitness "For A Better You" help your new year's resolution to become healthy and fit. You only have one body, give yourself the gift of health and fitness. Come in for a free consultation.

Total Body Fitness is open early - You can workout from 6:00 to 7:00 am two to three mornings a week. Call Natalie at 330-657-2963 to schedule. Evening classes every Monday through Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00PM. Saturday morning classes starting at 10:00AM. Personal Training also available by appointment.

Take advantage of the close location. 6138 Riverview Rd. Grey Building 3rd Fl.





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PENINSULA MIX

It's that time of year folks. You have your spring garden plot staked out, and now you need to go to Terry Lumber and ask for a tarp. If you are using the same plot as last year, the ground should be pretty loose. Once the tarp covers it, (black side up because black absorbs the sun heat best) you will have begun the process of breaking down into fertilizer all weeds and weed seeds that were there before. You will be warming the soil and best of all you will have wakened and energized the earthworms below to grow, multiply, and enrich your soil with their castings.

You can buy earthworm castings at most garden centers if you wish. My Spray and Grow catalog sells this at $14 per 4 lb. bag. You can also grow your own by making earthworms happy in your garden plot. Some gardening catalogs sell capsules which you mix into your garden soil, which promise to ”hatch” into baby earthworms. There was a time when earthworm castings sold for $25 per lb. So cherish those earthworms, folks. . . .

That’s all for the garden, folks, so now we turn to landscaping. There are places in most yards that are hard to reach or handle with a mower. These call for ground covers, short, vigorous, attractive growers that can spread and fill in an awkward area. My favorite is Irish Moss. I once got a seed packet of this and scattered it over the bricks in our driveway. It took hold right away and now borders all of those paving bricks. It began greening up again as soon as the first snow melted in late February. A four inch pot of this sells for about $4, but you can buy the seed for $ 7.99 per lb. by looking on the internet under Irish Moss seed. Irish Moss grows to about 2 inches, is dark green, fine textured and has a tiny, delicate white flower. Come and see it in my driveway if you wish.

Other good and interesting ground covers are: bellium, or miniature mat daisy, Resholt's bellflower, (little purple flowers over small deep-green glossy leaves) and, saponaria (white flowered soapwort), alyssum montanum, or creeping basket of gold, artemisia, or sea foam curlicue sage.

Readers of polish descent, may be interested in a new book at Peninsula Library called “Hollywood’s War with Poland 1939-1945" by noted scholar M.B.B. Biskupski, which examines the roots of Hollywood’s negative stereotyping of Poland and Polish people during a turbulent era. Here are some quotes from the book jacket: "Throughout World War II, Hollywood succumbed to a variety of forces pushing it toward a negative portrayal of Poland, such as support for the Roosevelt administration's geopolitical agenda." "Biskupski challenges the widely held belief that radicalism had little influence on film content, examining the strong sympathy for the Soviet Union among Hollywood radicals and the ethnic rivalries that influenced film production, and examines wartime films such as To Be or Not To Be (1942), In Our Time (1944), and None Shall Escape (1944).

Biskupski teaches polish history at central Connecticut State University and is the author of numerous publications including The Polish Diaspora and Heart of the Nation: Polish Literature and Culture and The History of Poland.

The back of the book carries the following quotation: "It will be the reference point from now on with respect to any treatment of Hollywood and Poland, but also of any work done on the OWI (office of war information) and American internal propaganda during World War II. " Frank Turaj, author of the Modern Cinema of Poland.

Lily Fleder





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WANT ADS

KEVIN STONE PHOTOGRAPHY: Offering quality services for families, couples, seniors and other events. Call 330687-4262 WWW.KWSTPHOTO.CO.NT

SUMMER CHILD CARE: Stay at home mom in Peninsula available to watch your child this summer in my home. If interested call 330-657-2082

FOR SALE: Cypress wood cross section - coffee table, has center design with beaut.stones, 38"x32"x14"hi. Noritake china set, serv.12, great wedding gift. Call Linda 330-657-2360.

FOR SALE: 1993 trailer home in Indian Springs, Cuyahoga Falls, Revere School District. 3 BR, 2 bath with central air. Asking $25,000. Call 216-410-7868.

FOR SALE: Mobile home in Hudson Estates. Two bedrooms with one bath. $7,500. Call Ashley at 330-998-9316, leave message and I will return your call.

HOT TUB FOR SALE: Seats 4-6 people. Has not been used in 15 years. Asking $350 or best offer. Call 1-800-750-0750 or 657-2312 after 7:00PM.

COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE: Beautiful and spacious 1115 sq.ft. office space available for lease in the upper level of the Boston Township Hall (1887 Schoolhouse). For additional information or an appointment, call 330-657-2842 (please leave a message).

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





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SERVICES

GREEN CLEANING, DOG WALKING, AND MUCH MORE: Local company seeking new clients. We offer Personal Service,Green Cleaning, Pet Services, and a lot more. Call Neal @330.606.9498 or to learn more visit www.contemporarylivingservices.com

LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER: Sant' Agata Photos www.santagataphotos.com OR santagataphotos@aol.com For all photography needs: newborns, graduates, weddings etc. Resident discount.

PROPERTY AND FREE STANDING BUILDING FOR SALE: 4,000 Square Ft. Freestanding Building. Zoned Industrial with Flexible Permit Use. Metal Construction. Two (2) 10' x 14' Doors. 1.58 Acres. 3 Phase Electric. Gas Heat. Partially Securred Yard. 6 in. Concrete Floors. Proximity to: CVNP, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Depot, Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 29, Towpath Trail, Art Galleries and Shops, Peninsula Art Acedemy, BMBW Ski Resorts, Brandywine Golf Course, and many other attractions. Call 330.697.5079

DONATE YOUR OLD COMPUTER FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Donate your old computer or broken computer parts made 1/01/2000 or newer. This equipment will be used to teach underprivileged kids how to repair computers. For more details call 440.665.0008

GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Chiarle Construction and J.C. Deck Masters is available for all of your construction and landscape needs. Free estimates. Call John at 330-329-8389 or 330-328-2045.

LICENSED ELECTRICIAN: Peninsula Resident offers high quality electrical work with a discount to Peninsula residents. Call Steve at 330-310-1061 www.missionelectricohio.com

PLYMOUTH MEMORIAL: Cemetery markers and monuments. Located at 5095 Akron-Cleveland Road. Call 330-650-1545.

WEDDING AND PARTY HELP: Are you planning a party or wedding? If so I can help! I can take care of as much or as little as you would like. Fees are based upon what is needed. References and pictures available. Emily Holody 330-256-6641

Q-BALL WELDING & SONS: We will take care of all your fabrictions and welding needs. Jeff Plymire 330-618-4255.

STONE AND BRICK PATIOS AND WALKWAYS: Local and reliable. Please call for more information and quotes. Jason Mays 330-714-5387.

EXCAVATION WORK: 25 years exp. Utility installation, repair and upgrades. Landscaping, hardscapes and concrete. Foundation installation and repairs, etc. Booth Excavating 330-573-8875/330-657-2244. YARD REFUSE

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.

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.

CHAIR REPAIR: including cane, rush and splint seat weaving. 35 years experience. Call David Shankland at 330-467-6772.

ROSARIES: Beautiful handmade one-of-a-kind rosaries. Handcast centers and crucifixes. Colors are the shopper’s choice. Great gifts for Christmas, Baptisms, birthdays, First Communion and Confirmations. Some rosaries are on display at the Peninsula Art Academy. Call Mary Anne at MAD Creations, 657-2085.

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 330-657-2029.

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

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

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.

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.

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