Archive for June, 2013

FREE Eating Healthy Living

June 27, 2013

Apply by July 1st!!!!

Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

with Vel Scott

July 3rd – August 7th

Wednesdays, 11:30am to 2:30pm

Jewish Community Center

505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, OH 44504

This six-week free class is hands-on cooking with Vel Scott, making the meals we love to eat in a healthier style and learning how to creatively add more vegetables and good grains to our plates. Participants will take home a tool kit (blender, cutting board, knife, steel and apron). There will be enough food to take home and share with your families after each class. Registration/application is required.

email: call: (330) 286-0688

Beattitude House

Urban Community Victory Garden

Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority

Healthy Living, Healthy Eating is made possible by Second Harvest Food Bank, the Thomases Family Endowment and the Rotary Club of Youngstown.

Vel Scott

Learn More

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership 147 W. Market St. – Warren, OH 44481 – sheila@tnpwarren.org

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Warren Food Program

June 25, 2013

Upcoming Events

Ohio Summer Food Service Program & Backpack Program
Friday, June 28th – 11:00am-11:30pm at Laird Community Garden (Laird Ave. SE and Grandview St. SE, across from the Warren City Water Dept.)

The Warren City Schools announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children and a summer Backpack Program. Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under or persons over 18 who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled. Warren City Schools in cooperation with Governor John Kasich’s Community and Faith Based Initiatives, the Ohio Association of Food Banks and the Ohio Department of Education also will be providing weekend meals to children at selected summer feeding sites throughout the summer while supplies last. Children who participate on Fridays in the Summer Feeding Program will be given 6 shelf stable meals for the weekend.

contact: Laureen Postlethwait 330-841-2321

Ohio Association of Food Banks “Mobile Farmers Market” FREE Produce Give-away
Friday, June 28th – 11:00am-12:00pm at Laird Community Garden (Laird Ave. SE and Grandview St. SE, across from the Warren City Water Dept.)

Warren City Schools is co-sponsoring the Ohio Association of Food Banks “Mobile Farmers Market” at the Laird Community Garden on Friday, June 28th 11:00am-12:00pm with more dates to be announced. WCS is 4-5 SEEKING VOLUNTEERS to assist with the give-away, so if you are interested please contact: Laureen Postlethwait 330-841-2321

St. Joseph/ Warren Farmers’ Market

in Courthouse Square Downtown Warren

Read about it…

Fridays, June 28th, July 19th, August 16th, September 20th, October 18th 11am-2:30pm

FREE PARKING in the Franklin Street Parking Deck.


We seek applications from producer/vendors that are considered regional (Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania) farmers and growers, their family members, partners, employees, or co-op group members. Items approved for sale at the farmers market include: vegetables, fruits, herbs, fresh baked goods, cheeses, meat, cut flowers, eggs, jams, jellies, preserves, honey, maple syrup, and other value-added products, handcrafted items such as soaps, candles and body care products, handmade woodcrafts, fiber and fiber crafts, potted plants, straw, other agricultural products.


Sheila Calko, GROW Program Manager,

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership


June 21, 2013

YADA YADA #61 6/20/13 EVENT & INFO
Hang a left, Hang a right, whatever you need to get to the Liberty Branch of the Warren Public Library. The Summer Reading Program is now in full force. This is a good time to talk about our library and how important it is to our community and to tell about those who support it. The program is called “DIG INTO READING”The SUMMER READING PROGRAM kicked off on June 3 and will continue until July 27, 2013. This is a wonderful program for everyone in the community from kids to adults. It is an 8-week Summer Reading Program that provides an opportunity for children, teens, and adults to join in a fun activity and earn prizes along the way! There are free programs and activities relating to the Summer Reading Program themes and will be held throughout the summer. Here are some of them.
The Tadpole Club is for babies from birth to 35 months old and highlights literacy-based activities.
Children age 3 through those entering grade 6 can track time spent reading at home to earn prizes. The more they read, the more fun and exciting prizes they will receive! Plus, kids who spend at least 8 hours reading will have the chance to win an Amazon Kindle.
Teen Summer Reading is for all teens entering seventh to twelfth grade. Every book, graphic novel, comic book, magazine, eBook, or audio book teens read counts! Teens can fill out an entry form for each time they finish reading something, so there are many chances to win. Teens will get $2 in Book Bucks for every entry they turn in at their W-TCPL location, which can then be “spent” at the Summer Reading Finale & Book Auction on August 6 at the Main Library. Plus, there will be weekly drawings for prizes, and three grand prizes will be awarded at the end of the summer.
Adult Summer Reading Program Adults 18 and older may fill out an entry form for each book or eBook they read or audio book they listen to during the program and enter for a chance to win. At the end of Adult Summer Reading, each library location will award one grand prize of an Amazon Kindle.
Our Library has always been an important part of our life here in Liberty but it has assumed more roles since our township has had to cut back on activities offered. Santa Claus no longer comes to the township but he still visits the library. Please see photos included in this issue. It seems Music in the Park will also disappear as have the Halloween Party and many other activities. The Library however has increased the programs offered and Friends of the Liberty Library are offering refreshments at most of these activities. Let me tell you about Friends of the Liberty Library.
This is another one of those Best Kept Secrets.
The Friends of the Liberty Library is a non profit organization of approximately 65 volunteer members. As with most organizations, 90% of the work associated with it is done by less than a dozen people. Never the less, they do an amazing amount of work that benefits both our library and all the residents of Liberty. Here are some of the activities they have done recently or are continuing to do for us.
*elected new officers and revised the by-laws;
*updated our legal filings;
*held seven membership drives, which resulted in quite a few new and renewing members;
*extended the ongoing book sale, our largest fundraiser, to selling additional books through Better World Books;
*begun selling bookmarks and purple Complaint-Free bracelets at the front desk;
*provided financial support for library programming, including paying fees for several programs, renewing the movie license so library patrons are able to continue attending movies at the library, and providing refreshments at programs;
*purchased prizes for the Summer Reading Programs;
*purchased a refurbished netbook for use in scanning books to sell through Better World Books and keeping our records;
*purchased two e-readers, a carpet scrubber, a dry erase/cork board for the teen section, a four-foot table, and a stepladder for the library;
*updated the wreaths used for December holiday decorations at the library;
*purchased four book bags filled with school supplies for needy children at Blott School;
*approved the purchase of English Festival playaways, books, music CDs, movie DVDs, and books on CD for the Liberty Branch’s collection;
*helped provide refreshments for the library system’s Staff Development Day each year;
*paid for refreshments and entertainment at the Summer Reading Program kickoff,
*purchased and planted maroon and gold mums around the library sign by the street, and
*purchased a bench for the front porch at the library.
They have an ongoing book sale in the Community Room. Where else can you purchase
hardback books for 50 cents, paperbacks for 25 cents, and children’s books for 10 cents? Magazines and AV media, including CDs, DVDs, and audio and videocassettes are also available. The sale is open during library hours unless a meeting or activity is scheduled in
the room. Members get together to make “Wangdoodle” bookmarks to sell at the checkout desk in the library. If you can string beads, you can make Wangdoodles. We named them that. We hope you’ll join us. We share memories, news and many laughs while we make our “Wangdoodles”. If you would like to become a member, membership forms are available on the display case by the front door and on the counter in the Community Room. Library staff will be happy to pass your membership form and dues on. Dues are only $5/ year. They are looking into starting a book reading club at the library that would be open to any one who might be interested


June 19, 2013

SW Tod Avenue Neighborhood Clean UP!
June 22 from 9 – 12 noon

Residents and business owners on the SW side of Warren are serious about improving their neighborhood and are willing to get their hands a bit dirty in order to pick up litter and clean up the vacant lots along Tod Avenue.

The clean up day has been organized by Erica Royster, a local resident and community activist. One Health Ohio has generously agreed to provide a free fruit breakfast, shelter, and water from their mobile dental van. The van will be parked at the Warren West Community Health Center’s parking lot located on the corner of Tod and Palmyra road. Residents are to meet in the parking lot Saturday, June 22nd at 9 am. Throughout the morning, One Health Ohio is providing free blood pressure screenings.

Residents are encouraged to bring their own lawn care tools if possible. Everyone that lives or works on the SW side is encouraged to come together and help with the appearance of Tod Avenue. Even the senior citizens from Tod’s Crossing are willing to lend a hand, so you can’t be too young or too old to make a difference!

Erica Royster
(330) 519-4607

Yada Yada

June 7, 2013

This is June 6 (was when I wrote this)
Our country seems to be accumulating “days to remember”. June 6 is one of those days. It marks the Invasion of Normandy and Europe. A bloody day for sure. In 2012, the Historical Society honored two of Liberty’s most noted veterans. One was Neil Dell Arco. I spotted Neil coming out of Jimmy’s the other day but that 90 something was just too fast for me and jumped in his wheels and got away. He is as lively as ever and still writing great articles for the Senior News. Check them out. He was one of the hundreds of thousands who fought their way across Europe and he reminded me of this day. Let us remember this day and all the blood and guts it cost our nation. Others paid the price also. Bobby Kennedy died on June 6 because he ran for an office. It was his way of serving. All that we take for granted and enjoy was paid for with a heavy price.

The Liberty Historical Society met Thursday AM and here is some news from that meeting. Limits have been set on contributions made by the society to other organizations due to a diminishing income from fundraising. Jensen Lock will be moving into the old Monroe Muffler place. The 50 ft flag pole for the entrance to I 80 arrived. There was a confirmed rabid cat who on good authority bit a lady in the township. First residents being attacked by hawks and next a dead bear and now the cat. What next? Please be careful of strange pets. Issues are still being resolved for the Ramada Inn and Belmont and Goldie property. A Road Levy is again being placed on the ballot.
Liberty Relay For Life 2013 was held again in Churchill Park on May 17 and 18. The weather was beautiful and I am sure it was a success. I do not have any figures on how much was raised, what the goal was or the trophy winners. If I get this info I will share it with you. RFL is one of the premier events of the township.
Personal Comments: Since we still remain the highest taxed entity in Trumbull County and one of the highest in the state, I would like to know just where our money is going. Yes, I know that financial papers are available at the township and if you go to the Trustee meetings and ask questions, I am sure they will be orally answered but I would like to see a written explanation in layman’s language showing how much and what percentages are going for various department salaries, populations of the departments and how does Liberty look when compared to other townships that are getting by with a lot less money. Is the levy 3 year, 5 year or a forever one. What streets will be considered and what will the schedule be, what type of resurfacing. Even if the money is retained for only roads, will the arbitrator see this as money that would influence negotiations when contract time comes around again. There are many questions that should be answered and starting now there is plenty of time to answer them. These statements are not meant to knock anyone or their management past or present. It is just a request for more justification than the statement that “we need the money”.
Please note that the Liberty School District Board of Education is now one member short since the resignation of Joseph Nohra. They need to appoint someone to fill out his term. I hope someone out there would like to serve in this position. If you are interested, please let them know by writing a letter and requesting consideration as soon as possible. It is posted on the school web site but I have not heard any other noise about it. Certainly I hope there is someone out there willing to serve who would/could do a better job than the failure that my service turned out to be.

Yada Yada

June 6, 2013

6/6 Liberty Historical Society meeting June 6, at 10 am. Please see note below
6/10 Liberty Trustees Meeting June 10, 6:30 PM
6/24 Board of Education meeting Monday, June 24, at 5:30 PM
6/27 LHS Monthly Social Dinner Thurs., June 27 at Fiesta Tapatia, Mexican Restaurant, Belmont Avenue at 4 PM.
7/6 Liberty Block Watch July 6, 12:30 PM at Wendy’s
7/11 Liberty Business Association regular meeting July 11, 2013, Community room, Liberty Library @ 6:00 PM
LBA Working Session Will be called As Needed, Liberty Library. Shop Liberty Project
Friends of Liberty Library Meeting TBA at the Library.