In the truest sense,
freedom cannot
be bestowed;
it must be achieved.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
June 2013 VOLUME 30 NUMBER 6



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BOSTON TOWNSHIP

PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing was held on June 12, 2013 regarding the proposed JEDD with Peninsula. The Trustees thanked Mayor Douglas Mayer for attending the hearing. Following the hearing and in regular session the Trustees voted to accept the JEDD agreement with Peninsula.

ZONING: There are still alternate positions available for both zoning boards. Please contact one of the Trustees if you are interested. The Trustees reappointed Joe Orahoske to the Board of Zoning Appeals. The term expires June 3, 2018.

MEMORIAL DAY THANKS: The Trustees thanked Patty Tesmer for once again coordinating the event. Our Road Department employees did a wonderful job making sure everything on our corner looked great. Thanks to the Cornerstone Church for providing food and beverages before the march to the Boston Cemetery.

THANK YOU: Special thanks to Doug Mayer for coordinating a Community Pot Luck the Sunday before Memorial Day. We hope this becomes an annual event.

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Valley Fire District Lieutenant Nick Zamiska. Nick is a full-time member of the Brecksville Fire Department and was recently promoted to a Lieutenant on their department.

J&J LARGE RECYCLE CONTAINERS: By now Township residents should have received the new larger recycle containers. Our thanks to Joanne Noragon and her grandchildren for sending out the information letter to all Township households regarding this service.

HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING: The hazardous waste recycling center located at 1201 Graham Road will be open Thursdays from June 6 to September 26 from 2:00PM until 8:00PM. For more information go to Summitreworks.com.

BRUSH PICKUP: Will continue on the first Monday of the month.



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 Council met in regular session on June 10, 2013. The meeting was preceded by a Public Hearing concerning the proposed JEDD agreement with Boston Township. Several residents were in attendance to hear about the details of the proposal. When the regular meeting commenced, Council then agreed to enter into the agreement. Council also agreed to renew the contract with Wichert Insurance for a renewal of the Village's property and liability insurance. The Mayor announced the resignation of Chuck Hemming as the Village Zoning Inspector. He hopes to have a candidate to replace him at the next meeting. He also reminded everyone of the change of dates for the Planning Commission meetings. Starting in July 2013, they will be on the third Monday of every month rather than the second Tuesday following the Council meetings. Council also approved to place an increase of the Village income tax on the November ballot. The Parking Station proposal was discussed in length with several of those in attendance, but no action was taken.

Brush pickup continues the first Monday of each month through October.

The Village is looking for a part time worker for the Service Department. The rate of pay is $12.00 per hours and would entail approximately 24 hours per week. Anyone interested in the position can pick up an application at the Village Hall during regular business hours or they can send their resume to penvilclerk@windstream.net

Upcoming meetings at the Village Hall:
Regular Session of Council July 8, 2013 at 7:00pm
Board of Zoning Appeals July 11, 2013 at 7:00pm
Planning Commission July 15, 2013 at 7:00pm

Police Dispatch – Non emergency Police and Fire Department: 330-657-2911
Mayor’s Office: 330-657-2151
Fiscal Office/Zoning: 330-657-2714
Service (Road) Department: 330-657-2085
Check the Library, Post Office, Village Town Hall, Woodridge Intermediate School, and Terry Lumber for postings.

“Like” us on Facebook just search Facebook for the Village of Peninsula, OH.

John D. Steigel, Fiscal Officer





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FOURTH OF JULY 2013

Two hundred thirty-seven years is the age of our great Republic. It is a nation of great diversity made up of people from all over the world. The ideal found in the pledge of allegiance animates the life of our unique great Nation. The words are simple and profound. They are “…with liberty and justice for all.” Whatever the mode of celebration chosen to mark our heritage, whether it is picnics, fireworks or parades, may it also include moments of reflection and affirmation of the ideal given to us in our pledge of allegiance to the Red, White and Blue. Is not the ideal of each citizen: liberty and justice bound together as our destiny? Is this not the hope of the past, the present, and the future of every citizen? Justice is the way to peace. Liberty is the basis of a freedom for every individual and their inalienable rights.

Father John Terzano





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THANK YOU

A big THANK YOU to everyone in the community who supported my fiancé, Mike LaMarre, from the countless thoughts and prayers and to all who participated in and donated to Fight Like Mike. Special thanks to my Grandma’s friends who sent food, cards, and kind words, it was much appreciated. To our Fishers family and friends you will always have a special place in my heart as that is where Mike and I met.

Always fighting,
Rachel Van





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CONDOLENCES

Former Village resident Kenneth A. Conger passed away May 19, 2013. He had been living in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania at the time of his death. Mr. Conger is survived by his wife Sylvia and son Kenneth D. Conger.

Condolences to Rachel Van and her family on the passing of her fiancé, Mike La Marre.





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VOICES IN THE VALLEY

July 5…Stumpy Basin Volunteers- join us at The G.A.R. Hall for a community party! We'll be grilling. Bring your own side dish and join the fun with Peninsula's hometown band!





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SKIP`S PENINSULA JUNCTION

At Skip's Peninsula Junction, we are now offering available spaces for vendors of Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Jewelry, Food etc…at 1639 Mill Street Ext. in downtown Peninsula. We will be holding this event Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5:00PM through October. No fee for the first month. For more information and details call Skip Ausperk at (330) 697-5079.





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GET WELL WISHES

Bryant Ausperk is recovering from recent leg surgery; please remember him and the following in your prayers: Anne Meinke, Barb McCune, Patty Tesmer, Eddie Westfall, Janice Schneider, Pastor Derek Kubilus, Joyce Jeric, Buddy Milhoan, Bonnie Sulzer, Larry Shrader, Gloria Ritch, and Dave Mayer.





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PENINSULA VALLEY HISTORIC AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Our next Civil War Lecture is Thursday, June 27th at the G.A.R. Hall at 7:00pm. William F.B. Vodrey presents Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Free admission and refreshments!

Join us for a special Community Holiday Party at Voices in the Valley on Friday, July 5. Peninsula’s hometown band, The Stumpy Basin Volunteers will be on hand providing the entertainment. The Foundation will be grilling typical picnic fare, please bring feel free to bring a dish to share with friends and neighbors to celebrate the Holiday with us!

In addition to Voices in the Valley at the G.A.R. Hall every Friday from 6:00-9:00pm, the Foundation is sponsoring Small Hall Saturday Concerts as well! Upcoming concerts include:
6/22-The Bleeding Feathers Unplugged, $5.00
6/29-Laurie Michelle Caner & Brent Kirby, $7.00. (Hey Mavis band mates!)
August 3rd is Sarah Clanton Shaffer & Mike Lenz will be throwing a cd release party. Ticket price to be announced.
Show times for the Saturday shows are 7:00 to 9:00 or 10:00 depending on the act.
Please continue to check www.peninsulahistory.org for further updates.

Thank you for continuing to support the arts and live music in N.E. Ohio.





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PENINSULA LIBRARY ICE CREAM SOCIAL

July 14, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Peninsula Library and Library Foundation would like to invite everyone to join us on Story Book Terrace at the Library for our annual ice cream social. We’ll have ice cream and music for the whole family! The Rubber City Retreads will be performing their traditional Dixieland Jazz. Join us for an entertaining afternoon of music and ice cream.





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PENINSULA MIX

You saved your wood ash from the fireplace didn't you? So now you can add it to your garden or to various plantings, so they can benefit from that kind of soil enrichment. But be aware that coal and charcoal ash do not help your garden; they can harm. Only wood ash does. Mix it into the soil around your favorite plantings.

There is good news on the restoration front. Ronda Russell, proprietor of the Downtown Emporium, had a birthday recently which was celebrated by neighbors and friends who gave her a gift which was very dear to her. Instead of package gifts, they all gave toward the proposed slate roof on the old school house and reached the amount needed. The goal has been met and the new slate roof will soon be in place. Old slates will be available as souvenirs. . . .

Jordan Wessel, an accomplished pianist, will be graduating soon, and available to provide sing - along music for children's parties. Those of Polish heritage might be interested in a new shop in Richfield. It is on route 21, south of the village, at 2421 North Cleveland Massillon Rd. It features beautifully made folk pottery. Their phone number is 330-835-7151. A friend let me pick out a piece for my birthday, and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

Available for adoption are three beautiful tiger-striped kittens at 5964 Center Street. They are weaned and ready for more T L C. and are returnable if it does not work out for you.

Lily Fleder





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WANT ADS

LOST CAT: Last seen near Trail Mix on Boston Mills Rd and Main St. Gray cat, amber eyes, answers to Jackson. No collar, but has microchip. Please call Holly at 330.459.2366 with any information.

FOR SALE: 42" round dining table with two 12" leaves, $35.00. Call Jean at 657-2088.

FOR SALE: Magnavox DVD player and 4-head VCR combo with remote, new used twice $30. Curio cabinet 5’8” tall glass on three sides, lighted, mirror back, broken door glass replaced with Plexiglas $20. Call 330-650-5503.

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.





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SERVICES

ALEXANDER WATER: 330-923-0014.

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

CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING: Fine Art Services - Assisting artists, designers, corporate & residential clients in the selection, display and proper framing of Art. Offering award-winning custom picture framing since 1992, with framing consultations at your site, delivery and installation. Visit our showroom inside Peninsula Art Academy: a not-for-profit organization promoting the Arts in the Village of Peninsula and throughout Northeast Ohio.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Barre’ FX, the hottest new Ballet Barre Workout is here! Mon & Wed 9:30 - 10:30 AM.

Geri-Fit, a strength-training class geared toward seniors- class done in chair, Tues & Thurs 10:30 – 11:30AM.