🔦 Bye week

We'll be back with a larger issue next Thursday

Today is Feb. 1, 2024.

  • Good morning, everyone! I’m sorry to report that we need to skip this week’s issue because Tom had to take the week off unexpectedly to attend to a family situation. (He’s OK, don’t worry!) I told him not to sweat it. Work is just work, and family is what matters. We didn’t have any major news this week, anyway, so no big loss. I expect we’ll be able to send a slightly larger issue than usual next week with basically two weeks’ worth of news. My deep thanks for your understanding, and I hope you all have a great weekend and week ahead!

    — Ben

Community calendar

🍷 Fri., Feb. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: WINE AND DESIGN: BOW MAKING…TIE ONE ON! What: The Stow Parks & Recreation Department’s Wine and Design series continues with this program for ages 21 and over. Attendees will enjoy a fun and creative evening of bow making and learn how to make not just one, but THREE bows, all with different themes for those special occasions. Participants are also invited to bring their own beverage and snacks of choice (alcohol is permitted). Where: Leona Farris Lodge (Silver Springs Lodge) at 5027 Stow Rd. in Silver Springs Park. Cost is $20 per person; go here to register. All supplies will be provided, and attendees will walk away with three bows of different sizes.

🍕 Sun., Feb. 4, noon-3 p.m.: PIZZA PALOOZA 2024. What: This popular annual community event features pizza galore along with treats, inflatables, sponsor booths, DJ music, 50/50 drawings and family fun. Admission is free; cost for sampling tickets is eight for $10, or 16 for $20 (one ticket per taste) — credit cards are welcome. Where: Stow-Munroe Falls High School (3227 Graham Rd., Stow). Pizza Palooza benefits the Stow-Munroe Falls Community Foundation and unfunded teacher grants in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District. The SMF Community Foundation’s mission is to foster awareness of the needs of our communities by allocating resources to enhance the quality of life.