OH JOY

December 2013 VOLUME 30 NUMBER 12



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A TIME FOR THANKS

The Trustees have much to be thankful for this past year and we will start with our Share-A-Christmas program and those who made it possible. For the past sixteen years, we have sponsored this event and as a Township, this is one of the best things we do.

A big thank you to Paul and Marsha Sergi for their most generous monetary donation. This is just one of the many ways in which the Sergis help our community. Thank you to two divisions at Allstate in Hudson. The Helping Hands Committee, under the direction of Natalie Kreptkowski, Lindsay Sobecki, and Michelle Pfaff, provided many wonderful gifts for the children. The Hudson Express Office, under the direction of Mike Martin, provided gift cards to many area stores. Helping others is a way of life for the good folks at Allstate. They volunteer year round at many area agencies. Thank you to the generous parishioners at Mother of Sorrows. Their Giving Tree provided many gifts. Peninsula United Methodist Church members provided much needed food, gloves, hats, scarves, and mittens. Under the direction of Mrs. Vineyard, the students of Woodridge High School provided non-perishable food items. Thank you to Terry Lumber and the Peninsula Library for once again allowing us to place drop off boxes for food. Thank you to all of the members of our community who so generously donated at these locations. Thanks also to Tony and Lida Flowers Brandt for their monetary donation. Last but not least thank you to our elves, Charlene Cooper, Gloria Ritch, and Linda Dyczkiewycz for helping pack all of the gifts and food and also to Valley Fire for their delivery services.

Thank you to Mike Mraz for his most generous donation that offset the cost of two radios for our road department. The radios will allow our road crew to have immediate contact with police, fire and rescue services.

Jerry, Randy and I are thankful to our residents for approving the new JEDD with Peninsula. We look forward to the positive changes this will bring in 2014.

Thanks to the Boston Heights Council for joining forces with Valley Fire allowing us for the first time to have full-time fire and rescue services for our community. Keep an eye out for the new rescue squad that was delivered earlier this month.

This is also a time of remembering those who have left us too soon. We are all thankful for the friendship of John Lahoski. Our community will always remember December 19, 2005.

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2014.

Amy Z. Anderson





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Dear Peninsula:

I would like to say thank you for allowing me to be your Mayor. This past year has been very productive and positive. I would like to thank my staff for their endless efforts and devotion to the Village: John and Lori of the Fiscal Office; Rebecca, Clerk/Zoning Inspector; Roger Robinson, Service; Chief Varga and the entire Police Department. I also extend a warm welcome to Alan our new service department employee.

Douglas Anderson, Charles Moyer, Mary Booth will be leaving Council at the end of the year. Their service and dedication to the Village has been appreciated.

This upcoming year will include challenges but our dedication and commitment will provide for success. I will have workshops regarding current wastewater concerns and don’t forget, I am always available for you.

I wish you all a merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Douglas G. Mayer, Mayor





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BOSTON TOWNSHIP

POLICE CONTRACT: The Trustees approved a three year contact with Peninsula Police Department.

ZONING: Ron Summers has agreed to accept a position on the Board of Zoning Appeals. This term runs until June 3, 2018.

TURNPIKE: Trustee Ritch along with Joe Paradise from the Summit County Engineer’s office met with representatives from ODOT and the Ohio Turnpike Commission to discuss funding that will be available annually throughout the length of the turnpike. We will be seeking funds for an engineering study for sound walls.

PENINSULA JEDD: The next JEDD meeting will be held January 8, 2014 at 6:00PM at the Township meeting room.

HINES HILL REPAIRS: The trustees entered into an agreement with EQ for repairs to Hines Hill Road. This was part of an agreement at the conclusion of the dump site cleanup.

CEMETERY: Patty Tesmer was reappointed to a three year term on the cemetery board.

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

The Village Council met in regular session on December 9, 2013. Council approved the Police Contract with Boston Township. They also approved a temporary budget for Fiscal Year 2014. The contract for the trash pick services with Republic Waste was renewed for one year. Also, a contract with Summit County Public Defender’s office was approved.

The Mayor thanked the retiring Council members: Doug Anderson, Mary Booth, and Charlie Moyer for their service to the Community.

Upcoming meetings at the Village Hall:
Board of Zoning: January 9, 2014
Regular Council: January 13, 2014
Planning Commission: January 20, 2014
Check the Library, Post Office, Village Town Hall, Terry Lumber and the Fire Station for postings

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

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

John D. Steigel, Fiscal Officer





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PENINSULA FOUNDATION

12/31: Hey Mavis Hootenanny

Bring in the New Year with Hey Mavis! Two shows: the first is pure Hey Mavis. The second show includes the band and some of their friends to party in the New Year! Tickets are $15 for each show or $25 for both. Doors open at 6:30 for the first show and 9:30 for the second.





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A NEW YEAR MESSAGE

When the mail delivers the December Issue of YCN or you access it online, with countless others, there will be the opportunity to ponder a year drawing quickly to a close and another about to be rung in. As the rush of the season for some winds down, for all it affords time to look to the future while reflecting on the happenings, personal or shared, of the months, weeks and days that are now but memories. What lessons were learned? What could have been but was not? What resolutions were made at the beginning of the year then new but now old? What will the new resolutions be for this year about to be named 2014? What was good? What could have been better? What should not have been? What needs to change? What can be changed? It is a time for reasoned resolutions. A caution is offered: better to resolve to renew a resolution undone before the year is days, weeks or months old. What will make 2014 a better year than 2013? Besides making and keeping reasoned resolutions: learn from yesterday, live today so that tomorrow will regard the todays as lessons well learned and life well lived.

Father John Terzano





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CHRISTMAS AT MOTHER OF SORROWS PARISH

Masses for Christmas are 4pm and 6pm Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass at 12am preceded by half hour of Christmas hymns. On Christmas Day Masses are at 8:30am and 11:00am. Daily Mass on Thursday and Friday following Christmas is at 8:30am. For the Feast of the Holy Family, the weekend of December 28 and 29, Mass on Saturday is at 5pm and on Sunday at 8:30am and 11am. On the Octave of Christmas, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, New Year, Mass on New Year’s Eve is at 4pm and 6pm and on New Year’s Day at 8:30am and 11am. The Feast of the Epiphany is on the weekend of January 4th and 5th, with Mass on Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 8:30am and 11am. The Feast of Baptism of the Lord is the following weekend with same schedule of Masses and concludes the Christmas Season. Daily Masses are 8:30am except the Tuesdays before Christmas and New Year’s Day. You are most welcome always. Visit us also at www.motherofsorrowspeninsula.org. Merry Christmas and New Year’s Blessings!

Father John Terzano, Pastor





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CONDOLENCES

Former Township resident Robert W. Biro passed away October 27, 2013 at the age of sixty-seven. He was preceded in death by his parents Gays and Eleanor Biro and is survived by wife Judy and children Michael Williams, Jessica Wright, Amanda Keimer, and Joel Biro.





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IT IS ALL IN A NAME

The names “Peninsula”, “Boston”, and “Valley” show up in many different ways and it is often confusing. We all frequent the Peninsula Library, but are you aware there are many components to the library? The Peninsula Library Foundation is an ongoing 501C-3 that is there to help make sure the library exists for future generations. There is also the Friends of the Library who provide book sales, the Bizarre Bazaar as well as many extras for library patrons. The Carole Wright fund provides children’s programming, Christmas Crafts and many opportunities for our young people. The Cuyahoga Valley Museum is also part of the Library and it is located in the old Boston Township School. This ever changing exhibit provides a look at our past and is a very worthwhile home for pictures you may have of our community. Copies could be made if you don’t want to part with an original. This museum, under the direction of Randy Bergdorf, will preserve our history for future generations.

The Robert Hunker Foundation has been renamed the Peninsula Foundation. This group is home to the GAR Hall and the Bronson Church as well as many other buildings that are rented out in Peninsula.

The Boston Township Hall Committee is another non-profit that manages the Boston Township Hall and old Boston Township School. While housing some offices it is also available to rent for special occasions. It is under their management that a new slate roof is being installed.

Last but not least would be our governmental entities of the Village of Peninsula and Boston Township. Neither is affiliated with the above mentioned groups with the exception of the lease agreement the township has with the hall committee.





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THANK YOU

Thank you for making it possible for my mother, Lily Fleder to stay in her home and in her beloved town as long as she did. It is a credit to so many of you who still know what "community" means.

Lily is doing well at Friends Care Community, very close to my home. Though she misses Peninsula and her friends very much, she is safe and in good spirits.

She loves getting letters. Her address is:
Lily Fleder
170 E Herman St. #23
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

It takes a village to help elders through their transitions.
Thank you so much.

Anne (Fleder) Erickson





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GET WELL WISHES

It is really great to see Edna Ratner out and about after breaking her knee. Please keep Edna and the following in your prayers: Dean Johnson, Ellen Jansen, Dave Morehouse, Junior Riggins, Ed Pullekins, Carla Scheall, Claire Rodhe, Anne Meinke, Barb McCune, Pastor Derek Kubilus, Joyce Jeric, Buddy Milhoan, Bonnie Sulzer, Gloria Ritch, and Dave Mayer.





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TOTAL BODY FITNESS

Total Body Fitness would like to thank all of our clients. We wish you and your families a warm heartfelt Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. Continue to un-wrap the "Total New You" throughout this holiday season by staying healthy with a fit body. Merry Christmas from Carlean & Natalie Total Body Fitness is located at 6138 Riverview Rd. in the grey building on the 3rd Floor. Call Carlean 216-470-4209 or Natalie 330-657-2963 for more Information.





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The BluEyeDog

The BluEyeDog, located at 1599 Main Street is an eclectic shop owned and operated by sisters Leslie Burgy Hampshire and Elizabeth Burgy Workman. Both sisters are graduates of Woodridge Schools and residents of Peninsula.

The BluEyeDog sells local art (indoor & outdoor), handmade crafts, up-cycled treasures and vintage wares. You will find very unique gifts for all ages. Most of our items are one-of-a-kind and our inventory changes daily, so check us out OFTEN!!!

"Like" us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BluEyeDog





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WANT ADS

WOULD THE PERSON WHO BOUGHT THE OAK TABLE WITH SEVEN LEAVES PLEASE CONTACT 330-650-5503. HE HAS SOMETHING EXTRA FOR YOU!

FOR SALE: Beautiful Solid Cherry China Cabinet made by Pennsylvania House. Mt. Vernon Series.2 piece construction. Upper cabinet has glass doors, grooved plates shelves (2) and arched crown molding. Cabinet base features 5 drawers, 2 side and center storage areas. Measurements of this piece are 60 inches wide, 18 inches deep (bottom) 11 inches deep top) & 77 inches tall. Asking $500.00 Please call (330) 945-9623 if interested.

FOR SALE: Small edged items collection. Set of Pioneer speakers only two large front with 10” woofers, two rear, one center. $40. Radio Shack 150 ch. Direct entry programmable trunking scanner $40. Call 330-650-5503 mornings.





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SERVICES

CARPET/UPHOLSTERY CLEANING: Organic carpet, area rug and upholstery cleaning. Unique system. "Don't steam your carpets, clean your carpets." 20% off all services. Visit our website at www.clevelandcleanpro.com or call 330-657-2113.

SNOWPLOWING: Reserve your spot on the route now. Seasonal or per push contract. Senior discount. Call for free estimate. Paul Baker, Baker Snow and Ice Management 330-474-9069.

KAMPER CITY RV CENTER in Peninsula Ohio is an authorized Boy Scout supplier. We offer an huge assortment of outdoor fire rings, and carry over a dozen golf carts for sale, not to mention we have a huge selection of New and Pre-Owned travel trailers, fifth wheels, pop ups, and toy haulers, that will fit everyone’s own personal budgets. We are located at 5549 Akron Cleveland Road Peninsula Ohio our phone number is 330-650-1491 and visit our website at www.kampercity.com we are also a propane refill center and have thousands of parts for camping and RV repair. We can fix any RV system and do odd jobs like bearings and hitch installation.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.