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Submitted photo Five generations Five generations of a family ages 4 to 94: Helen Gillis of Leetonia, Jeanette Stecker of Salem, Lisa Gorby of Leetonia, Amanda Morrissey-Custer of Leetonia and Axel James Wolfson of Leetonia.
Handbell concert The First Friends Church Quaker Bells will present “You’ve Got A Friend in Me,” a handbell concert featuring selections from some of the best-known and best–loved movie themes of all time. The performance is open to the public and will be held at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 29. All proceeds from a free will offering with help offset costs of the choir’s upcoming trip and musical performances at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. On Nov. 30, the choir will perform preceding The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, an annual musical holiday stage show presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. On Dec. 1, The Quaker Bells will be joining 300 accomplished handbell performers at the Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, in New York City. Salem First Friends Church is located at 1028 Jennings Ave., Salem. The concert will be held in the in the sanctuary. Shown are, from left, Becky Craig, Mary Browne, Debbie Rhodes, Kathy Gano; in the car, Owen Joyce, Jean McCool, Luanne Sweely, Krista Snoddy, Nancy Smith, Debbie McMurray, Karen Campf and Terri Woerther. Not shown are Bryan and Bekka Russell.
Submitted photo Yard of the Month J.P. And Connie Frenger won the September Yard of the Month in Leetonia. The committee would like to thank the community for all their hard work keeping their homes beautiful. Shown, from left, with the Frengers (center) are Beautification Committee members Judy Amprim, Toni Manzetti, Cheryl Pittman, Heather Rae Kelm, Karen Jones and Mayor Kevin Siembida.
Submitted photo Outdoor decorators Downtown East Palestine is all decked out for fall thanks to the donation of cornstalks and ribbon. Don “Tub” Parker (standing at left) and daughters Missy Parker Smith (kneeling) and Liz Sherry donated and cut the cornstalks. Ashley McKim and Donna Holzer provided the ribbon for bows and Ed Byard the twine to secure to the poles. The task of placing them to the poles was provided by the East Palestine Town and Country Garden Club. Parker and his daughter are shown with Town and Country president Darlene Exposito and Holzer, who is a garden club member.
Submitted photo The second annual Hearts and Arts Wellness & Craft Expo raised $2,576 for the SRMC Foundation. Pictured are event organizers (from left) Ann Myers, Myers Insurance; Amy Reed, SRMC director of development; Samantha Nutter, Whispering Pines Village; Melissa Joseph, Hometown Pharmacy; Joe Nelson, FirstLight Home Care; Adam Roller and Andrea Hiner, Myers Insurance; Dana Smith, Community Hospice; and Debbie Leggett, Blossom Nursing & Rehabilitation. Hearts and Arts The Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation has announced that the second annual Hearts and Arts Wellness & Craft Expo raised $2,576 on behalf of the Foundation to support patient care at SRMC. “We truly appreciate the opportunity to partner with Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, FirstLight Home Care, Myers Family Insurance, The Hometown Pharmacy, Capital Senior Living and Community Hospice on this unique event supporting the Foundation,” said Amy Reed, SRMC Director of Development. “All of the funds raised will remain locally in our community and be used to benefit area patients. We also extend a special thanks to the more than 80 area organizations and craft vendors who participated in the Expo, as well as those in the community who attended the event.” The Expo, which took place Sept. 6 at Salem First Friends Church, featured a free health and wellness fair and craft show. Several area health care providers and community organizations offered resources and information, with free health screenings provided by Salem Home Medical, Kent State nursing students and SRMC Rehabilitation Services. Expo attendees also had the opportunity to hear presentations by SRMC-affiliated physicians, including Drs. Michael Sevilla, Peter Apicella and Joseph Rousher.
Submitted photo Winona Ruritan breakfast The Winona Ruritan Club will sponsor the second of its semi-annual all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfasts from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12 at the corner of Georgetown, Hartley and Cider Mill roads. Carryouts will be available. Cost is $7; $4.50 for ages 6-12 and 5 and under free. Tickets are available from club members or at the door. Proceeds are used to support college scholarships (five in July), the county Special Olympics, trophies for the Columbiana County Junior Fair, sending students to the American Legion’s Buckeyes Boys State and Girls State and other community projects. Promoting the event are club members (from left) John Gamble, Jr., Homer Huprich and John Gamble, Sr.

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