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Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Ring in 2017 with family-friendly activities Dec. 31

Summit Metro Parks is offering families two ways to end 2016 together. On Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the park district is hosting its annual New Year's Celebration at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (1828 Smith Rd., Akron), with free crafts, activities and refreshments.

Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

GriefCare Place

All grief support groups are at no cost. All groups will meet at The GriefCare Place at 4499 Darrow Road in Stow in the Keystone Vet building entrance in rear. Call the office for further information and detailed directions at 330-686-1750 or email: griefcareplace@att.

Gold medal winner
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Gold medal winner

Congratulations to Phebe Stucker. Phebe works part time in the city of Stow's Purchasing Department, Parks and Rec Department and Income Tax Department. Phebe is a swimmer and qualified for the Special Olympics State Competition that took place in Columbus Dec. 3 and 4.

Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Community Notes

Upcoming meetings Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education will have a special meeting Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at NEOnet, 700 Graham Road in Cuyahoga Falls. The purpose of the meeting is the employment of a public employee; the Board will go into executive session and no action is planned.

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Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

National Park seeking trailblazers

Brecksville -- The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to be part of the hike, bike, ski and horse patrol group called "Trailblazers" at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Free live Nativity scene to celebrate Christmas
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Free live Nativity scene to celebrate Christmas

There will be a Live Nativity Scene with Manger animals and characters at Stow-Glen Retirement Village, Front Lawn 4285 Kent Road in Stow, on Dec. 13, 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Library Events

Unless otherwise noted, all library programs are free, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library. The library is located at 3512 Darrow Road, Stow. Library Closings The library will be closed all day on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25. We will reopen at 9 a.m.

Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Enjoy sledding, skating, more this winter

As conditions permit, sledding, ice skating, cross-country skiing and ice fishing may be enjoyed in select Summit Metro Parks locations, and several are lighted for after-sunset fun. Most park areas are open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Visitors must bring their own equipment.

On the Kandy Kane Express
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

On the Kandy Kane Express

Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Breast Cancer Support Group meets Jan. 6

The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet Jan. 6 at 12:30 p.m. in the Luther Room at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church located at 2113 Ravenna St., Hudson. Anyone newly diagnosed, in active treatment or having a history of breast cancer is welcome to attend. Bring a bag lunch.

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Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Holiday concert at Stow-Glen

A Christmas Concert will be presented Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Stow-Glen Retirement Village - Cedar Hall Community Room, 4285 Kent Road, Stow. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public and will feature The Cuyahoga Falls Community Band.

Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Annual holiday candle lighting brings bereaved families together

On Dec. 11 at 5 p.m., hundreds will gather at Silver Springs Cemetery in Stow at The Christmas Box Angel of Hope Children's Memorial to honor the memory of a beloved child or children.

Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Community Events

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meetings The Alzheimer's Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer's caregiver support groups available free of charge, open to all caregivers, family members, and friends with a loved with affected by the disease or a related dementia.

Props-4-Paws aids Humane Society
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Props-4-Paws aids Humane Society

On Nov. 23, the Kent State University Airport's Props-4-Paws program delivered 6,300 cans of wet food, 400 pounds of dry food, and other various animal care supplies to the Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC).

Dec 8, 2016 4:17 PM

Bulldog Bags hosts fundraiser Dec. 14

Bulldog Bags, a weekend food program for eligible children in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District, will host a fundraiser Dec. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Arby's on Norton Road in Stow. Bring your family and help support Bulldog Bags and the children in the community.

Stow Masons install officers
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Stow Masons install officers

The annual installation of officers of Stow Lodge #768 Free and Accepted Masons was Nov. 22 at the Cuyahoga Falls Masonic Center with over 60 people in attendance. Installing Officer was James F. Easterling, Jr., while Keith W. Newton served as Installing Marshall, Brennan R.

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Salvation Army Angel Tree tags available

The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas.

Case-Barlow Farm hosts Santa, Toys for Tots, more
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Case-Barlow Farm hosts Santa, Toys for Tots, more

HUDSON -- Residents looking for Santa should look for a big red barn. The Board of Trustees at Case-Barlow Farm, 1931 Barlow Road, have invited Santa to visit the historic farm Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children can write a letter or drop one off at Santa's Post Office.

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New Ms. Wheelchair USA will be at Kandy Kane Xpress
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

New Ms. Wheelchair USA will be at Kandy Kane Xpress

The new Ms. Wheelchair USA, Sylvia Longmire, will be a featured guest at The Dane Foundation and the City of Stow's Kandy Kane Xpress Holiday Festival Dec. 4, 1 to 5 p.m. at Stow City Hall. The event is supporting the "jolliest Santa CAUSE," The Dane Foundation.

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Bus trips

Pre-Register at the Stow Parks & Recreation office, 3760 Darrow Road. Trips are open to all. Pre-registration and payment is required on all trips. Call for fees and more information at 330-689-5100. Severance Hall Holiday Concert -- Dec. 10 from 1 to 5 p.m.