Winter farm market opens in Bainbridge: Valley Views

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Winter farm market opens in Bainbridge: Valley Views

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on October 11, 2016 at 4:01 PM, updated October 11, 2016 at 4:29 PM
CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – With the end of fall harvest, the area’s farm markets disappear faster than you can say Jack Frost. Good news. The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market announced that the second year of their winter market will open right after their summer season in South Russell ends.

The winter market will be located in Lowe’s Greenhouse, Florist and Gift Shop, 16540 Chillicothe Rd. in Bainbridge. The market will run indoors from 9 a.m. to Noon every Saturday. The first phase will run Oct. 22 – Dec. 31, with the second phase blossoming from Jan.7 through March 18.

St. Joan of Arc students lift their prayers to heaven.
St. Joan of Arc School

According to Market Manager Cheryl Hammon, the winter market will offer many fresh, local products and many vendors familiar to those who attended both the past summer and winter markets. These include Hershberger Organic Produce, Woolf Farms, Harvest Bell Farm, Bat Barn Farm and Foraging, Sandee River Farm, Maple Star Farm, Silver Rose Alpaca Farm, Carmen’s Homemade Bread, Carhops’s Burger Sauce and Mobile Diner, Littlewing Woodwork and 2 Pony’s Inc.

A number of other vendors will participate in the winter market as long as they can provide fresh products or on a part-time basis. These include Maple Crest Farm, Forest Fungi Farm, Aurora Springs Honey, bakery from So Sweet and Diblasi’s, Natural Excellence Farm and Gardens, BB Farms, and Free Range Skin Care, Little Green Oasis and Sandy K’s skin care products.

Shoppers can keep up to date on weekly special market events on Facebook or at

Sending Prayers Lighter than Air: Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School marked The Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary Oct. 7 in a very special way. Their prayers were released to heavens, carried in a balloon sculpture.

Students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade gathered in the school gymnasium to pray the rosary together. Members of the student council brought in a giant rosary constructed of blue balloons to represent rosary beads, where the Hail Mary is prayed, and gold balloons for the prayers, Our Father and Glory Be.

Students in the upper grades led the recitation of the rosary, explaining each set of prayers that recall events in the lives of biblical icons, Jesus and Mary. After that, the entire student body went outside to release the balloons in the school’s parking lot. Children were told to think of special people and thoughts they wanted to pray for as the balloons were released.

“”It took a bit for the wind to catch the balloons, perhaps some special prayers were said, then off it went,”” said school spokesperson Teri Kernicki. “”All watched in silence as the giant rosary lifted against the clear blue sky.””

Celebrate National Chemistry Week: The Chagrin Falls Branch Library will allow students in grades three to six to do just that 7-8 p.m. Oct. 18 in its program, Solving Mysteries through Chemistry.

Participants can expect a fun evening with hands-on activities that will let them get close to the action. They should be prepared to go all in and get messy. Led by volunteers from the American Chemical Society, families are invited to stay and participate. Register at 440-247-3556. The library is located at 100 Orange St. in Chagrin Falls.

Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf: What’s more scary than a bad marriage? It’s not exactly a haunting, but, Edward Albee’s classic 1960s drama “”Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”” will hit the stage 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the River Street Playhouse, 56 River St. in Chagrin Falls.

Directed by Claudia Lillibridge, it stars Rob Walter as George Darlene Rocco as Martha, and John Hickman as Nick and Jennifer Betz as Honey.

The intimate playhouse guarantees that the audience will be not just be close to the stage, but be swept up in the intoxicating drama about the breakdown of a middle-aged couple’s marriage as it unravels with the aid of too much consumed alcohol.

Set on a college campus, characters, George and Martha, have a marriage defined by vitriolic verbal battles and an emotional dependence upon each other. George is an associate history professor and Martha’s father is the university president. Late one Saturday evening after a faculty mixer, Martha invites Nick, an ambitious new, biology professor and his mousy wife, Honey, over for a nightcap. As the evening progresses, Nick and Honey, plied with more alcohol, get caught up in George and Martha’s games of needing to hurt each other and everyone around them.

Albee’s play blends illusion with reality, as 6 performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 5. It is not intended for children, and includes profanity and sexual themes.

Tickets are $12. Contact or the box office at 440-247-8955, or stop in at 40 River St. 1-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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