Y Summer Swim Program to be subsidized again

by Marian McMahon

PERRY TOWNSHIP – The Board of Trustees again approved spending $25,000 for the YMCA Summer Swim Program at the Outdoor Y on River Road at the Feb. 21 meeting. The cost for residents will again be $50 per participating family for the summer.

Grants will fund new senior services programs

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – Alyea Barajas, the county senior services coordinator, provided some information on efforts to deal with gaps in services for seniors at the Feb. 16 meeting of the Lake County Board of Commissioners.

Septic systems now need permit

by Beatrice Shannon

WILLOUGHBY HILLS - Homeowners with septic systems in Lake County will now need an annual operational permit from the Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) indicating proper maintenance of the system, according to new Ohio legislation, Administrative Code Chapter 3701-29.

In Tribute To Tony Torre - A Painesville Treasure

by Mike Hardy, friend of Tony Torre

There may be a lot of old cars sitting by the side of the road in Painesville this summer.
There may be a lot of old cars still in “storage” long after this winter’s final snowfall.
Most of them will be old Ford Model A’s. Some may be old Ford Model T’s.
All of them will require mechanical attention of some sort but none of them will be able to rely on Tony Torre for help. No more Tony Torre tows, tune-ups, repairs or quick-fixes. There’s a big hurt in the city of Painesville right now because, sadly and suddenly, Tony Torre has passed away.

Mobile pantry to give away food

by Submitted

PAINESVILLE - St. Mary Painesville’s Saint Vincent DePaul Organization is partnering with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host nine Mobile Pantry events, at which they will offer free, fresh produce for people in need (eligibility dependent upon income per Ohio Government Guidelines).

Concord Garden Club issues year-end report

by Submitted

CONCORD TOWNSHIP - For Concord Garden Club members, 2016 was quite a year. Early winter brought snowy days, followed by a summer heat wave, a drought, and those noisy cicadas.

Lenten Rose brightens winter

by Nancy Drobnick

Master Gardener

During winter months, many gardeners browse nursery catalogues dreaming of plants to add to a special garden spot. In February and March, as winter wanes and spring approaches, few flowers dare to blossom in our gardens.

Night to Shine lights up Lake County

by Submitted

PAINESVILLE - Painesville Baptist Church held the Tim Tebow Night to Shine Prom for individuals with disabilities Feb. 10. This is the first time this special event has been offered in Lake County. Lake Erie College students were just some of the 175 volunteers who made this magical night possible. Volunteers were primarily from the church congregation and neighboring parishes.

Madison library sporting new look

by Submitted

MADISON - Friday evening community members and public servants gathered at Madison Public Library to celebrate the reopening of the remodeled library.