🔦 RIP Silver Lake trees

Anticipating a die-off. Plus, learn about the school levy, trick-or-treat times, sports roundup and more

Today is Oct. 11, 2022.

  • Get ready for a beautiful October day: Sun mixing with clouds, with a high of 72 and a low of 53. Enjoy it, because it’ll be raining and down into the high 30s by Thursday. In other words, par for the course around here.

  • Inside this issue: Silver Lake is anticipating a tree die-off in about five years because of utility work. Stow football played well but lost, while girls cross country ran circles around the competition.

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How do you really feel about Issue 6? Share your thoughts in person at Community Conversations

Everyone has had a lot to say in the community and on social media about Issue 6, the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District’s levy that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. But if you’d like to make your voice heard about the 6.93 mills general operating levy in person, you can do it at one of SMF schools’ Community Conversations events this month.

One such event is already in the books, held Oct. 6 at Kimpton Middle School. But don’t worry, there are two more Community Conversations sessions you can still hit. The first will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Lakeview Intermediate School (1819 Graham Rd.), and the other will take place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Stow-Munroe Falls High School (3227 Graham Rd.).

Judging by the spirited debate surrounding Issue 6 on social media, it might be a good idea to get there early.

More local news:

  • The Stow-Munroe Falls High School Drama Club will host Trunk-or-Treat from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the high school (3227 Graham Rd). Free candy, crafts, games, and trunk-or-treat bags will be available while supplies last. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

  • Stow Mayor John Pribonic will be at Dairy Queen Grill & Chill (3645 Fishcreek Rd.) in Stow from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, to serve your meal and ice cream as part of DQ’s fundraiser event for Bulldog Bags, Inc. Dairy Queen will donate 25% of its dine-in and take-out orders to Bulldog Bags. DQ will also donate to Bulldog Bags throughout October through its “Round Up Your Change” program and by giving $5 for every 8-inch ice cream cake sold. Coupons are available on the Bulldog Bags, Inc., Facebook page.

  • Houses decked out in the spirit of the season on Baker Lane in Stow caught the attention of WKYC last week. As part of its morning broadcast Oct. 6, the Cleveland television station highlighted Baker Lane’s extravagant Halloween decorations, which included some rather impressive light-up scenes. The spooky displays featured on WKYC are just some of the incredible sights you will see in the neighborhood, so head over to the Baker Lane area and check out some fun Halloween exhibits.

  • If you’re a library book-sale enthusiast, then the Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library (3512 Darrow Rd.) no doubt is on your to-do list. Well, mark your calendar if you haven’t already because it’s just around the corner. The Patrons’ Sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the library’s Stow-Munroe Falls Room. Entrance donation is $10 per person (donation for Friends members is $5; memberships may be purchased at the door for $5 per person or $10 per family). The Friends’ Presale will take place later that day from 1-4 p.m. for Friends members only. The general book sale (free and open to the public) begins afterward from 4-8 p.m. and continues Thursday, Oct. 27 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.); Friday, Oct. 28 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); and Saturday, Oct. 29 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). And here’s a little Halloween treat from the library: Oct. 29 is “Bag Day,” when you can fill up a bag for $5, and – even better – all books are free to everyone from 2-3 p.m.

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Community calendar

🎥 Sat., Oct. 15, 4 p.m.: Fall Family Festival & Outdoor Movie Night. What: Community event featuring a ghost egg hunt, Halloween costume contest, trick-or-treat and more, with the movie starting at dusk (bring your chairs and blankets). Where: Guise Park (38 Guise Park Dr.) next to City Hall in Munroe Falls.

👻 Sat., Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m.: Haunted Hayride. What: Spooky ride on wagons through the campground and roads by the Heritage Barn, with S’mores and scary stories afterward. Food trucks will be onsite. Where: Silver Springs Park (5238 Young Rd.) in Stow. Cost is $5 for Stow residents and $7 for non-residents (children 2 and under are free). Registration is required at StowOhio.RecDesk.com or by calling 330-689-5100.

📚 Mon., Oct. 17, 4-6 p.m.: Book Donation Day. What: Bring your good, clean, used books and puzzles to the back door of the library. Curbside pickup service will be available. Where: Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library (3512 Darrow Rd.). Materials will be used by the library or sold at the Friends’ Book Sale. Proceeds benefit library programming. If you are unable to accommodate this date and time, call Joan at 330-388-0355 to schedule an appointment to drop off donations.

👻 Tues., Oct. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Halloween Family Trivia Night. What: Families will compete for a chance to win prizes. Where: Stow-Munroe Falls Room at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library (3512 Darrow Rd.). To register your family, call (330) 688-3295 ext. 5, visit events.smfpl.org, or stop by the library. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

👨 Tues., Oct. 18, 7-8 p.m.: Meet the Mayor. What: Meet Mayor John Pribonic as he discusses his vision and goals for the city of Stow. Where: Conference Room at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library (3512 Darrow Rd.). To register, call (330) 688-3295, visit events.smfpl.org, or stop by the library.

🧶 Thurs., Oct. 20, 7-8 p.m.: Community Craft Supply Swap. What: Bring your gently used craft supplies to exchange, pick up some new ones for your collection, and mingle with other craft enthusiasts. Where: Stow-Munroe Falls Room at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library (3512 Darrow Rd.). Registration is not required.

⛳ Fri., Oct. 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Library Mini Golf Foundation Fundraiser. What: Play miniature golf inside the library to benefit the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Foundation. Where: Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library (3512 Darrow Rd.). Cost: $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door on the first day; $5 for ages 13 and up, $3 for ages 5-12, and attendees aged 4 and under are free on the second day. Go to www.smfpl.org/golf to purchase tickets in advance online.

👻 Sat., Oct. 22, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Haunted Hearth (Stories for Adults). What: Gather around the Sancturetum fireplace and listen to scary stories told by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. Event is for attendees aged 18 and over. Where: Sancturetum at Stow City Center (3760 Darrow Rd.). Treats provided by Stownut Donut & Diner. Cost is $5 per person.

🎆 Fri., Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Flannels, Food Trucks & Fireworks. What: Free event presented by the City of Stow Parks and Recreation Department, featuring the rescheduled Stow Summer Sunset Blast fireworks at 8 p.m. Where: Silver Springs Park (5238 Young Rd.) in Stow.

👻 Sat., Oct. 29: Trick-or-Treat: Here are the times for trick-or-treating in our communities: Munroe Falls, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Silver Lake, 6-8 p.m.; Stow, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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