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Spring is my favorite time of the year. All of the flowering bulbs, Lily of the Valley, and of course, Dogwoods and Redbuds. It is also a time to remember Ralph Reinhart, Sr. who, for many years, gave away Dogwood seedlings to all of the school children in our community. Mr. Reinhart switched to Redbuds when a blight made it difficult to obtain Dogwoods. If you see a Redbud with a big thick trunk, odds are it was one given out by Sr.

After a COVID break and construction of new ski lifts, the Boston Mills Artfest will be returning. The Artfest will be held June 23 to June 25 and June 30 to July 2. Tickets are $10 advance and $12 at the door. For further information visit

I hope you all saw the wonderful article written by Beacon Journal writer, Mark Price, on Pierogies of Cleveland located in the plaza at the corner of Brecksville Road and Route 303 in Richfield. Mark and his wife Susie recently visited the restaurant and he wrote about their experience. Pierogies of Cleveland is owned by our own Jennifer Harrah. If you read the online version her daughter Lexi Figuero is interviewed.

Shelf Life Books, located at 2115 Front Street Suite 1, Cuyahoga Falls will hold their Second Local Lit Fest on April 29, 2023 at the pavilion on Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls from 11:00AM until 3:00PM. There will be many local authors signing books, including my favorite, Michael Gersche. Michael is the author of The Magic of Life a compelling story of how impaired driving changed his life, starting with the death of his mother when he was an infant. I met Michael when I was employed by the Stow Municipal Court and he was one of the presenters in their substance abuse program.

Danielle, owner of Shelf Life Books is a Peninsula Library patron and may be reached at (234)277-2437.

Amy Anderson