St. Mary School Chardon Becomes First School in Geauga County to Receive STEM Designation from the Ohio Department of Education

St. Mary School Chardon may appear to be a traditional Catholic school from the outside, but step inside and you will see inquiry-based learning and students engaged with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) all around. St. Mary School Chardon is the first and only school in Geauga County to receive the Ohio Department of … Read more

Planting for a Change: NAMI Community Garden

A quote by Audrey Hepburn perfectly sums up our mission, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Our goal is to bring the community together to end the stigma surrounding mental illness by offering a nurturing space to make lasting connections and learn gardening skills.” This garden is open to individuals living with mental illness/addiction, their … Read more

Home Energy Assistance Program: Summer Crisis Program

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program designed to assist eligible Ohioans meet the cost of summer cooling. The Summer Crisis Program assists households with at least one member age 60 or older, or one member with a documented medical condition, such as COPD or asthma, that would benefit from cooling assistance. Eligible households can … Read more

Geauga Park District Now Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 White-tailed Deer Season

Adult and youth applications to participate in Geauga Park District’s 2017-18 Controlled Hunting Program for White-tailed Deer are now being accepted through July 31st. Forms are available online at, or for pick-up at The West Woods Nature Center, Big Creek Park’s Meyer Center and Great Lakes Outdoor Supply in Middlefield. All lottery winners will … Read more

Chagrin Falls Schools’ Educator Receives “Celebrating Teaching Distinguished Educator Award”

Every year, the “Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator Award” is given to a group of educators who have had an impact on students, colleagues, and community members. This year, Chagrin Falls Middle School teacher, Jessica Johnson, is a member of this honored group. Johnson is one of the 33 Distinguished Educators for the Class of 2017 in the State … Read more

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland Earns Highest Possible Rating from Charity Navigator

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fifth consecutive year BGCC has earned this rating, a distinction earned by only 8 percent of the U.S. nonprofits evaluated by Charity Navigator. The evaluator uses … Read more

Beards Behind Bars: National Beard and Mustache Enthusiasts to Gather in Mansfield, Ohio to Raise Awareness and Donations for Ohio State Reformation Society

Sporting beards and mustaches of all shapes and sizes, they’ll unite for a competition, yes – but also to raise awareness and donations for the Ohio State Reformation Society, to preserve the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio as a historical landmark. Beards Behind Bars – Presented by Gnarly Beard Co. is slated for Saturday, July 1st, … Read more