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Food preservation classes

The Ohio State University Extension-Mahoning County is offering free virtual Lunch & Learn Food Preservation classes from noon to 1 p.m. June 23 (jam and jellies) and June 30 (freezing). To register visit https://go.osu.edu/foodpreservation62021.

Hot Dogs For Cool Paws

Cedar One Realty is hosting Hot Dogs For Cool Paws Charity Fundraiser, an exchange of free lunch for a donation to the Columbiana County Humane Society from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24 at 15700 state Route 170 Ste. B, Calcutta. For information call 330-932-0895.

Host families needed

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, many foreign exchange students postponed their dream of studying a year in the United States. With the roll out of the vaccine and declining infection rates, many students are hoping that the 2021-2022 school year will be the year their dream comes true.

Ashley Byrne, local coordinator with the International Cultural Exchanges Services (ICES), is hoping to find local host families who are willing to open their hearts and homes to a student aged 15-18, who would like to spend the school year in the United States. Students come with their own spending money and insurance.

So far students have been accepted in the United, East Liverpool, Columbiana and Salem City School Districts.

Byrne is currently seeking host families in the Lisbon, East Palestine, Wellsville, Beaver Local and Southern Local school districts. For information about becoming a host parent, email Byrne at abyrne@icesusa.org or call her at 330-614-0343

Pancake breakfast offered

The Pioneer Village in Beaver Creek State Park is hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the village barn, 12013 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool. The breakfast consists of buttermilk and buckwheat pancakes as well as sausage and a beverage for a donation of $6.

The breakfast is sponsored by the Friends of Beaver Creek State Park. All proceeds are used to maintain and repair the historic buildings in Pioneer Village. All the buildings will be open during the breakfast.

Pasta, meatballs offered at Banquet

Fraternal Order of Police, Quaker Lodge 88 will sponsor the drive-thru Banquet in Salem from 5 p.m. until the food is gone (no later than 7 p.m.) Monday at the Salem Memorial Building. Meals are limited to one per occupant of a vehicle include penne pasta, meatballs, salad, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and pudding. Line up is behind the Memorial Building; do not block East Pershing and there is no parking in the library lot. For information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Lisbon Chamber groups

Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce is moving forward with the community visioning and have scheduled a series of focus groups for July 14.

There will be three focus groups that will cover education and workforce development, community and social service organizations and local businesses. The focus groups will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Mayor Pete Wilson is currently coordinating the groups and individuals may contact him any suggestions for participants.

At 6 p.m. July 14 will be the regular committee meeting.

In addition to the focus groups, surveys have been developed and are available online at Downtown visioning survey: https://forms.gle/97M9SFEHpwAkKqgh6 and Downtown business survey: https://forms.gle/jMJGwHxT8xUMkHeq6

Appraisal program on Zoom

Professional Appraiser Mike Ivankovich will present a Zoom program, “25 Categories Guaranteed to Disappoint When Selling Your Household Items,” at 6 p.m. June 24. In this session, he will explain why many of the things people own may be worth much less than they thought. He will also reveal those categories that are probably worth more than expected.

This free event is presented as a PLUS Libraries Collaboration. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link for the program.

To register, visit a PLUS library’s webpage or call a library at the following numbers: Columbiana Public Library (330-482-5509), East Palestine Memorial Public Library (330-426-3778), Lepper Library (330-424-3117), Salem Public Library (330-332-0042), or Wellsville Carnegie Public Library (330-532-1526).

Vaccine clinic in Midland

A vaccine clinic will be held at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, 1 Lincoln Park, Midland, Pa. The first dose is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. June 21 with the seconde one from 2-4 p.m. July 12.

The clinic is open for anyone 12 years or older. An appointment is required and can be scheduled by calling 833-653-0518 or visiting vaccine.UMPC.com.

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