September – October 2014

7th Annual Lake Township FISH Benefit Dinner @ Hartville Kitchen
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7th Annual Lake Township FISH Benefit Dinner @ Hartville Kitchen  | Hartville | Ohio | United States



Mark your calendar for the 7th Annual Lake Township FISH Benefit Dinner to be held at the Hartville Kitchen on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. This is FISH’s main fundraiser and we hope to have a full house for an evening of great food and entertainment. This year we will feature the well-known vocalist and Elvis impersonator, Lonnie Freeman. He will be performing Elvis favorites and gospel music. 100% of the proceeds will benefit FISH. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling the Hartville Kitchen @ 330-877-9353. If you need a vegetarian meal, please request it at the time of ticket purchase. Thanks for your support of Lake Township FISH.

Hartville Hardware On the Grill Cooking Classes @ Hartville Hardware
Sep 24 @ 2:29 pm – 3:29 pm

September 24th’s Theme is “International Grilling”

Business to Business Focus Group @ Allen Marketing & Associates
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Do you get tired of making business decisions?  Who do you get advice from pertaining to your business decisions?  What is your biggest challenge today?  Is it lonely at the top?  Who do you talk to about your business?  How are you handling employee benefit plans?

You are invited to attend a new Business to Business Focus Group that will address and offer solutions to these questions, hosted by Allen Insurance & Financial Group, a Division of Allen Marketing & Associates, Inc.

Space is limited to 10, so don’t delay to reserve your spot!  Call 1-800-811-9229, or e-mail

Lake Homecoming Parade Cookout at PNC Bank @ PNC Bank
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Lake Homecoming Parade Cookout at PNC Bank @ PNC Bank | Hartville | Ohio | United States

Stop by PNC Bank during the Lake High School Homecoming Parade from 6:30-8:00pm for complimentary refreshments!

pnc bank homecoming cookout

Simply Handmade Craft Show at Clearwater Park @ Clearwater Park/Akron-Canton Jellystone
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Maize Valley Hot Air Balloon Lift Off @ Maize Valley Market, Winery & Brewery
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Maize Valley Hot Air Balloon Lift Off @ Maize Valley Market, Winery & Brewery | Hartville | Ohio | United States

Maize Valley’s annual Hot Air Balloon Lift off is scheduled for Saturday September 27, 2014.  This favorite event officially kicks off the fall season at Maize Valley. Half   a dozen balloons will take to the sky against the backdrop of all of our fall harvest activities.

Take a wagon ride, navigate the corn maze, visit the animals, marvel at the pumpkin cannon and so much more. Take a break from the outdoor fun with a visit to our winery & NEW Craft Brewery.  Sip, sample and taste the many wines and beers we offer.  With all of our fall fun, your family will be entertained for hours.

Full concessions including hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled Rueben’s and more, plenty of beverages and of course wine and beer tasting will be offered all day. No outside food or beverages permitted.

The fall activities area opens at noon and closes at 10 p.m. (last admission at 9 pm).  Regular admission rates apply – $10 ages 13 & up, $8 ages 2 – 12, under 2 is free.

Insiders tip:
Plan to arrive in the early afternoon for best parking.  This also allows for plenty of time to take in ALL that Maize Valley has to offer before the balloons actually lift off in the late afternoon.

Lake Chamber Morning Connections Networking @ Consumers National Bank
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Lake Chamber Morning Connections Networking @ Consumers National Bank | Hartville | Ohio | United States

The Lake Township Chamber has developed a networking format that provides an opportunity, twice a month, for members to meet and share information with other local business owners and leaders. We are respectful of your time and keep to a set schedule so that each meeting finishes by 9:00. Our members have connected at this level to provide referrals and leads that keep their businesses growing and striving to be better.

Every attendee has the opportunity to do a 30-second commercial for your business. We also have one brief member spotlight and one featured speaker at each meeting.  Click here or contact Christa for available spotlight and featured speaker dates.

  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • 8 am – 9 am at Consumers National Bank, 1215 West Maple St. in Hartville
  • Use the entrance on the East side, follow the stairs down. We meet in the seminar room.
  • Coffee is courtesy of host, CNB.
  • Open to Lake Chamber members and guests only

10/1/14:  Road Trip to Lake Community Branch Library where SCDL Executive Director Tena Wilson will announce the new and exciting changes for the library system-wide!

Octoberfest at Maize Valley @ Maize Valley Market, Winery & Brewery
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Octoberfest at Maize Valley  @ Maize Valley Market, Winery & Brewery | Hartville | Ohio | United States

Stay tuned at or on their Facebook page for details of their first Octoberfest since opening their Craft Brewery, the first in Stark County!

Fall Arts and Crafts Festival at Hartville MarketPlace @ Hartville MarketPlace
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Community Dialogue #1 at Lake Local Schools @ Lake High School Cafeteria Enter Door #5
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Dialogue #1 at Lake Local Schools @ Lake High School Cafeteria Enter Door #5 | Uniontown | Ohio | United States

Community Members/Parents Invited to School Community Dialogue #1


Building on the success of the first Futures Conference held Sept. 2, Lake Local Schools invite more community members and parents to attend the upcoming Community Dialogue #1 taking place Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 in the Lake High School cafeteria (enter via door 5).  This meeting will impact the future educational direction taken by the school district.

During this meeting attendees will be asked to share their thoughts and opinions about the following:

  • Grade Configuration
  • Current Facility Conditions
  • School Enrollment
  • Alternative Educational Delivery Methods (online, career tech, etc.)

“This first Community Dialogue is critical in determining Lake Local School District’s future.  We need our community to help identify the kinds of buildings and classrooms used by our students, where the buildings should be located, and the size of the classrooms.  Our schools are a direct reflection of our community, and our students’ future depends on how well we prepare them,” said Lake Local Schools Superintendent Jeff Wendorf.

“Listening to you is critical in determining what future decisions will be made for our schools – your participation in these Community Collaboration sessions is imperative.  Parents whose children are currently enrolled in the schools are an especially valuable group that we’d like to see attend.  Join us Oct. 6 and offer your opinions as to how we can better serve you and your children during the years ahead.”

A Community Dialogue #2 will also take place Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Lake Local Schools is working with DeJong Richter, a national planning firm, to stage and conduct these meetings that will ultimately lead to a comprehensive Strategic & Facility Master Plan for the school district.

For more info call Jeff Wendorf or Karen Koch at 330-877-9383.

In other news, The Guidance Department at Lake  School invites parents of seniors to attend a helpful college informational meeting Wednesday, Sept. 24 in the LHS Performing Arts Hall beginning at 6 p.m. led by a University of Akron undergrad admissions counselor. Learn all you need to know about getting your children enrolled in college. (Enter door 5 if not attending conferences; no preregistration required.)
Also, the PSAT Test will be offered to college bound juniors Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the Large Group Instruction Room at LMS. A practice test will be given Oct. 14. Cost for the test is $14, cash or check payable to LHS, due at time of registration. Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 10.   For more information, call the Guidance Office at 330-877-4285.