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McKinley museum honors Presidents’ Day

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MUSEUM OPEN: The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum, 40 N. Main St, Niles, will be open for Presidents’ Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. The museum is dedicated to honoring the memory of President William McKinley through preservation, exhibition and interpretation of historical artifacts. The museum seeks to educate the community and promote an understanding of McKinley’s life, career, and untimely death, along with the history of the McKinley Birthplace Memorial Building. The museum is also open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Admission is free.

Donations of artifacts or documents that fit the mission are accepted by the McKinley Birthplace Museum anytime. If interested in donating, contact the museum director at 330-652-4273, by email at director@mckinleybirthplacemuseum.org, or by mail at 40 N. Main Street P.O. Box 121 Niles, Ohio 44446.

OPEN HOUSES: John F. Kennedy Catholic Schools will welcome prospective families to the annual open house events to tour facilities, meet faculty and staff and learn about available scholarships. Tours of the Upper Campus, grades 6-12, will be 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 . Tours are by appointments only by calling 330-369-1804. Tours of the Lower Campus grades preschool to fifth will take place 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 28. Tours are by appointment only at 330-372-2375.

SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA TO BE ANNOUNCED: The Marcus Garvey Community Tennis Association’s College Bound Program and Kut Em Up Barber Shop and Entertainment Inc., will present “It’s a Family Affair” summer extravaganza at the Warren Community Amphitheatre. The date will be announced.

Sojourner Truth and Fredrick Douglass made history in Warren in the 1850s and Warren was one of the last stops for the slaves before reaching freedom in Canada.Also, tribute will be paid to the Sutliff family who operated a safe house in Warren and transported escaped slaves on their last leg to freedom.

There also will be a car show, hair show and talent show, a poetry contest, open mic and style show. For more information, call Abdu at 330-775-4532.

BUSINESS PARTNERS: Howland High School students and staff have worked to establish a positive culture and environment that focuses on the district’s theme of “All One” in which students, staff, families and community members support each other in their strive for excellence. Partnership have been formed with local businesseses to promote such success among students. Throughout the month, local businesses are encouraged to help recognize the high school’s Student and Teacher of the Month by making a nominal donation that can be used to recognized the award recipients. The school will recognize the business as partner through the district’s social media and website and high school Wall of Community Partners.

Business leaders are encouraged to contact school administrator and student services specialist to learn about he school’s College and Career Readiness program and share their business expertise and advice to help ensure the future success of the students.

DIRECTORY AVAILABLE: Northeast Counties Farm Bureau has their Buy Local Directory available that covers Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties. The directory will provide contacts for locally sourced goods and services.

The farm bureau is currently expanding their local members benefit program and are asking people to participate by offering local members benefits to the Farm Bureau. Some businesses will offer discounts.

For information, contact the Northeast Counties Farm Bureau office at 440-426-2195. You can contact the farm bureau office. People can complete your listings online at http://biy.ly/2021BuyingLocal. In order to be included information must be received by the farm bureau by April 9.

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