Leadership is an
opportunity to serve.
It is not a
trumpet call
to self-importance.

J. Donald Walters
March 2013 VOLUME 30 NUMBER 3



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BOSTON TOWNSHIP

NEW JEDD: The Trustees scheduled a work session with Mayor Doug Mayer and Peninsula council representatives for March 20, 2013 at the township meeting room to discuss the possibility of forming a Joint Economic Development District. The new JEDD area will encompass the newly created Economic Activity District.

ZONING: Paul Kaczmarski has been appointed to the Township’s Board of Zoning Appeals. He is fulfilling the unexpired term of Kathy Mathies. The term ends June 3, 2016. There are still alternate positions available for both zoning boards. Please contact one of the Trustees if you are interested.

CUYAHOGA FALLS JEDD COMMISSION: Trustee Jerry Ritch attended the annual JEDD Commission meeting with Cuyahoga Falls. The Trustees reappointed Jim Jones and Ric Haury as Township representatives to the JEDD Commission.

WETMORE ROAD: The Trustees are negotiating with the City of Cuyahoga Falls to enter into an agreement for the annexation of the road right away on Wetmore.

RECOGNITION: The Trustees recognized James Conroy as an Outstanding Citizen. He was presented at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on February 24, 2013.

AKRON-CLEVELAND/WYOGA LAKE INTERSECTION: The Trustees requested assistance from the Summit County Engineers Office regarding this intersection. Due to increase in traffic we would like to see the intersection reconfigured or have a traffic light installed. Over 75% of the intersection is in Cuyahoga Falls so the engineer’s office is seeking their input.

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 COUNCIL

The Village of Peninsula Council met in regular session on March 11, 2013. The Boston Township Trustees were in attendance and discussed with the Council the possibility of entering into a Joint Economic Activity District. A joint committee meeting between the two entities was planned but a date or time has not yet been established. The Mayor and Council accepted the resignation of Nancy Orahoske as the Clerk of the Peninsula Mayor's Court. The Mayor had previously announced the closing of the Mayor's Court. All future court business will be handled by the Stow Municipal Court. The Council and Mayor thanked Nancy for her years of dedicated service to the Village. She has accepted a position at the Stow Court. Council discussed the vacant position of Police Chief. It was decided to make it a full time position and that it would be advertised and applications be taken. The Player's Barn was also discussed. Council decided that the Planning Commission should review the proposed license and report back to Council with their recommendations. The 2013 permanent budget was passed by Council. Council also noted that the Town Hall exterior painting project could start as soon as the weather breaks. The Mayor would like to extend an invitation to all citizens to attend the next Council meeting on April 11 to express their views on the joint venture with Boston Township and the sharing of tax revenues.

Meetings coming up at the Village Hall:
Regular Meeting of Council: April 8, 2013 at 7:00pm
Board of Zoning Appeals: April 11, 2013 at 7:00pm
Check the Library, Post Office, Village Hall, and Terry’s Lumber for postings.

Police Department – Non emergency Police and Fire Department – 330-657-2911
Mayor and Court – 330-657-2151
Fiscal Office/Zoning – 330-657-2714
Service Department – 330-657-2089

John D. Steigel, Fiscal Officer





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VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION INVITES YOU TO OUR ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST

All the Pancakes You Can Eat
Including: Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee.
When: Sunday May 5, 2013
Time: 8:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Valley Fire Station
5287 Dogwood Drive
Peninsula Ohio, 44264

Cost is $6.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Kids 10 and under.
Tickets will be available at the door.
For more information call the station 330-657-2292
We look forward to seeing you there!!
Any checks must be made out to: Valley Firefighters Inc.





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PENINSULA VALLEY HISTORIC AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Foundation will host a unique performance on Thursday, April 4th when we offer a professional theater production of “Full Gallop,” a play written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson. Pat Robertell-Hudson stars as Diana Vreeland, the fabulously famous columnist of Harper’s Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine until 1971. The two-act play begins at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. Light suppers will be available to purchase for early arrivals. Admission is $15.00 presale for non-members ($12.00 presale for members) or $18.00 at the door ($15.00 for members at the door). For tickets, call 330-657-2528 or visit peninsulahistory.org/full-gallop. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the performing arts in the Cuyahoga Valley.





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GRABHAM’S EASTER CANDY

Please remember Grabham’s Chocolatier located at 4301 State Road www.grabhamscandies.com for all of your sweet needs. It is superb! We at YCN bantered over what is “best” but we all have our favorites amongst the perfect- quality classic and cutting-edge creations in this heavenly-smelling store. Stop by, breathe in deeply, and indulge at this gifted and friendly local 3rd generation local business.





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FIGHT LIKE MIKE

On Saturday, April 13, 2013 there will be a 5K Fun Run/1 Mile Walk to help defray medical expenses for Mike LaMarre. The race will begin at 9:30AM with a 9:00AM packet pick up at the starting line on Church Street in downtown Hudson. Registration is through www.hermescleveland.com. Early registration is $20 and on the day of event it is $25. Questions may be answered at FIGHTLIKEMIKE@hotmail.com and friend on Facebook.

Many of you will remember Mike as he was a cook at Fisher’s Café while attending Kent State. After a long rehabilitation Mike was able to graduate with his class in December. He is the fiancé of Rachel Van, granddaughter of Jane Lemmo.

Mike finished chemotherapy in January and in February found the cancer had spread to his spine and bones. He spent a month in the Cleveland Clinic and hospice getting the pain under control.





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VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT DEDICATION

The Valley Fires District Board of Trustees invites you to attend the dedication of the meeting room and the apparatus building on May 5, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Firefighters annual pancake breakfast.

During the ceremony we will be dedication the meeting room to John Lahoski and the apparatus building to John Puchalsky.





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CHURCH IN THE VALLEY FLEA MARKET

Join us for our Easter celebration. On Saturday March 30th at 3:00pm there will be an Easter Egg Hunt and snacks in our church yard. On Sunday we will have an Easter celebration with special music, a mini drama, and a relevant, practical message as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at 8:30am and 11:00am. For more information visit us on the web- www.churchinthevalley.org. Church in the Valley is located at 2241 Everett Rd., three miles south of Peninsula. We are a non-denominational, Bible centered church. Come and meet our new pastor, Gary Nave.





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GET WELL WISHES

Please remember the following in your prayers: Patty Tesmer, Janice Schneider, Mike LaMarre, Eddie Westfall, Pastor Derek Kubilus, Joyce Jeric, Buddy Milhoan, Bonnie Sulzer, Larry Shrader, Gloria Ritch, and Dave Mayer





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AROUND THE COMMUNITY

For a change it was nice to see so many friends from the Boston community at a happy occasion. Jimmy Conroy’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor provided a wonderful afternoon. So many family members and friends helped in the celebration and Tom Blubaugh provided a lovely introduction. The honor guard was flanked by Eagle Scouts Trevor Hammond and Nathan Urbank. There wasn’t a dry eye in the audience as Jimmy thanked his former scout leader and mentor Aaron Urbank for his guidance.

Please remember to support our local businesses. Many of the businesses are owned by our residents who provided a wide range of services all at competitive prices. From legal services by Heather Johnston, accounting services by Pam Burda, well and pump services from Valley Well and Pump to lumber and even bird seed at Terry Lumber. Supporting these local businesses adds so much to our community.

On a personal note, our family has increased by one. Ben and Melissa welcomed Tanner Douglas on February 19, 2013. He weighed six pounds fifteen and a half ounces and was twenty-one inches long

Amy Anderson





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WHO WOULD BELIEVE?

Signs in nature tell us of the coming of spring 2013. It is about two thousand years since the first Holy Week with Holy Thursday, Good Friday and ending with what to some was the end. For believers and non-believers it was not an ending but the fulfillment of a promise given at the very beginning of humanity’s foolishness. Our knowing better and our being selfish and self-centered established what could be termed a “happy fault.” Faith is a gift not earned but freely given to any and all. It is the lens that is used to see and embrace the meaning of what is prepared for during what is termed Lent, a sacred time set aside in preparation for the ascent to Easter. On a Wednesday, weeks ago many felt called to gather to hear scripture, pray and be marked with ashes and in their hearing, the admonition, “repent and be faithful to the Gospel.” Understanding this is like being able to read the signs in nature or better the signs of the times. It is possible if there is a willingness to be open to the Good News that has been handed down from one generation to the next. Like the coming of spring, it is ever new. It is the meaning of Easter. It is new life. It is the seeing that all will be new. It is the future already present. Please consider joining with the members of Mother of Sorrows Parish in Peninsula to celebrate or ponder this Good News. All are invited and most welcome! You will find information on our Palm Passion Sunday of the Lord, Holy Week, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday worship services, times and more at www.motherofsorrowspeninsula.org or call 330-657-2631.

Easter Blessings!

Father John Terzano





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PENINSULA LIBRARY

Snowman Photo Contest 2013 - Congratulations to Thalia Johnston who received the most popular photo vote in our 3rd annual Snowman Photo Contest!

Classic Movie Night 6:30PM April 4—Bringing Up Baby

Tuesday Evening Book Group 7:00PM April 9 - Tuesday Evening book group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm, and we have room for more readers. April’s book is Little Elvises by Timothy Hallinan. Please call the library so we may order a copy for you!

Getting Ready for Medicare April 8, 6:00-8:00 PM This program will be presented by Laura Mutsko, a Certified Senior Adviser and Medicare Supplement Accredited Adviser. She will highlight when and where to apply, what decisions you will need to make, what Medicare covers, cost of Medicare, and the difference between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans. Reservations are required as we need a minimum of 5 people for this class.

Woodridge Local Schools Art Show April 12 - 30. Woodridge Local Schools will be displaying student artwork at the Peninsula Library April 12-30th. The art show will include work from grades 6-12.





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TOTAL BODY FITNESS 2013

New Year - New You!

Carlean & Natalie would like to take this opportunity to thank our Total Body Fitness clients - because of you not only have you given us the opportunity of meeting new people from our community, you have provided us with so much joy in serving you by giving us the benefit of making you " A Better You" is why our doors are opened. Your loyalty and commitment means so much to us. Joyce, Norma, Dee, Char, Paula, Shoshana, Bob, Barb, Nicole, Cindy, Tina, Dawn, Gretchen, Laura, “Patty, Leslie, Greg, Mike” We Love You! Total Body Fitness really is a place where fun and new life begins. Thank you. Total Body Fitness "For A Better You" is located on the corner of Riverview Rd. & 303 at 6138 Riverview Rd. Come See Us Call Carlean 216-470-4309 or Natalie 330-657-2963

No Contract No Hassles New Year - New You





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PENINSULA MIX

Well Folks, Its time to start thinking Garden again. You didn’t put those wonderful egg shells, potato peelings, curdled milk, left over dog food, grass clippings, coffee grounds, etc. into the garbage collection, now did you? Anything organic, plus moisture, plus some of the new pelleted lime, which doesn't float up to your breathing space, to start decomposition action, is what this is about. There are many warnings going about that food prices are going to rise, so this is a good time to start planning your garden. Here are some things to look for when you are trying to determine what your plants need:

Signs of calcium deficiency: You can tell if your plant is calcium deficient if the veins in the leaves turn brown, the stems break, and the flowers (or fruits) deform and discolor.

Signs of Magnesium deficiency: Chlorosis is a condition in which the tissue of the leaves turns yellow due to a lack of chlorophyll, the important substance that makes plants green. Older leaves will turn yellow first, and then they will drop off and die. The newest leaves are the last to be affected. If not treated, with the proper fertilizer, all of the leaves will turn yellow.

Signs of nitrogen and sulphur deficiency: Most plants need plenty of nitrogen, as nitrogen is a component of chlorophyll and chlorophyll is what makes plants green.

Signs of phosphorous deficiency: The first signs of phosphorous deficiency will appear on the plants older leaves, which will turn dark green on the top side, and red on the bottom side.

Signs of Potassium deficiency: This is a problem that will affect a plants ability to absorb water and grow new tissue. The deficiency becomes a bigger problem when the winter months are near, as the plant will also suffer a reduced resistance to frost.

Lily Fleder





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WANT ADS

NEED HELP WITH YARD WORK? Jonah and Jordan Wessel, experienced brother and sister team, trained by Mom, can help with spring garden chores. Call 657-2797.

FOR SALE: Hot Wheels 18” original packaging $25 all, 80+ year old iron door stop shaped like a frog $10, older gnome statue holding a pick axe behind back. 18” tall looks like one of the seven dwarfs $10, paintings and prints or original painting of Don Getz. Varying prices, curio cabinet $25. Call 330-650-5503 mornings.

FOR SALE: Size 10 wedding dress & veil: $100 Call Brenda at 330 467-6717.

FOR SALE: Vanity $35, rocker $35 or best offer. Call 330-929-2074.

HANDYMAN: NEED A HAND? CALL THE HANDYMAN! Bath resident, Joshua Kastelic. 15+ years’ experience. Honest, Quality, On-Time. 330-840-4351 thehandyman_can@rocketmail.com

MOBILE WELDING: Ornamental iron, tractor and machine repair, cast iron/aluminum and stainless steel. Don’t throw that old stuff away, we can repair almost anything. Senior discount. Call Rik-Tig at 440-552-5088.

ALEXANDER WATER: 330-923-0014.

RECENT WOODRIDGE GRADUATE seeks clerical, domestic, and yard work. Experienced. References. Call: 216 -215-2859 or 330- 388-5939

PET SITTING IN YOUR HOME: For all your pet sitting needs, contact Precious Pets Sitting Service at 330-528-0158. Providing visits, midday walks and overnight service since 1997. Rates start $15/day, fully insured, Veterinary Technician.

LOCAL HOUSEKEEPER AVAILABLE. Will work with your budget. 30 years’ experience. Honest & reliable. Will do regularly or for special occasion (one time). Call Ellen (330) 657-2836

AMAZING 13-YEAR-OLD READY TO WORK FOR YOU! Possible tasks could include, babysitting or elder care/companion, dog walker/sitter, face painting for birthday parties, small household chores and, small cake pop orders personalized for any occasion. Red Cross babysitter certified. Please call Reilly or Holly at 330-459-2366

THE PIEROGI LADY AKA AUTUMN JOHNSTON: Find ME on Facebook or email me at thepierogilady@gmail.com for a list of over 35 types of pierogis! Introducing bite size pierogis! Don't forget we cater! 330-690-2129

FOR SALE: Beautiful dollhouse miniature furnishings. Most are 1” scale. I make: furniture, accessories, ceramics, wood, upholstered furniture, and outdoor embellishments including brick walkways. I do custom work to your specifications. You can view my work on CreationsMAD.etsy.com Please call 330-657-2085 and avoid the shipping if you live close.

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

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: kelleyweitzelphotography … www.kelleyweitzelphotography.com and kelleyweitzel@aol.com For all photography needs: newborns, graduates, weddings etc. Resident discount.

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

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.

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

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.

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

LEGAL SERVICES: Local resident, Heather R. Johnston, 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

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.

BODY SCULPTING CLASSES: The new Richfield Recreation Center has opened and Body Sculpting is offering a variety of classes there. Check us out and register at www.flexcity.com or call 440-729-3463. Classes we are offering at Richfield Recreation Center at 3333 Brecksville Rd. include:
Body Sculpting, a results-oriented cardiovascular strength-training class, Tues & Thurs 5:45 - 6:45 PM starts 2/12!
Barre’ FX, the hottest new Ballet Barre Workout is here! Mon & Wed 9:30 - 10:30 AM starts 2/20!
Geri-Fit, a strength-training class geared toward seniors- class done in chair, Tues & Thurs 10:30 – 11:30AM starts 2/12!