Wednesday, January 23, 2013
City council will vote Thursday to relocate the school house from its location on Young Road to Silver Springs.
They did it. Members of the Stow Historical Society had until Dec. 1 to raise enough money to relocate the Stewart Corners School, which is the city's last one-room school house. Today, they have nearly $40,000 in the bank, according to historical society member Robert Flower. The early 1880s schoolhouse is currently located at 5090 Young Road, where it has served as Green Valley United Baptist Church for about the past 45 years. Church trustees sold the property in January 2012 to Metro Parks, Serving Summit County for use as a parking lot for its adjacent hike and bike trail. The parks system was willing to donate the building — but only if it’s moved by Dec. 1. The building has yet to be moved, but there are plans in the works. …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Stow Historical Society launches fundraising campaign to save and preserve former Stewart Corners School on Young Road.
Stow Historical Society has a shot at saving the city’s last viable one-room schoolhouse – if it can raise $45,000 before Dec. 1 to stave off demolition by moving the building for the second time in its 130-year history. The early 1880s Stewart Corners School is currently located at 5090 Young Road, where it has served as Green Valley United Baptist Church for about the past 45 years. Church trustees sold the property in early January to Metro Parks, Serving Summit County for use as a parking lot for its adjacent hike and bike trail. The parks system is willing to donate the building – but only if it’s moved by Dec. 1. The historical society has launched a fundraising campaign to move the old schoolhouse a short distance down Young Road to…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Stow Historical Society's Oct. 6-7 event features apple butter stirring, arts and crafts vendors, historical house tours and more.
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Sunday, September 30, 2012
The Stow Historical Society’s annual Harvest Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Heritage Reserve Park in Silver Springs Park. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature more than 22 arts and crafts vendors, interactive activities for children and adults, entertainment, great food and tours of the society’s historical houses. Vendors will be located inside the Heritage Barn, under a tent and outside. Crafts for sale during the festival include handmade native American flutes, framed photography and notecards, handmade soaps and lotions, scented jar candles, crochet items, bags and backpacks, wood signs and yard items, hand sewn dog and teddy bear items, custom aroma therapy, fresh and …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Here's everything you need to know about the event — besides the obvious fact that everyone who goes will have a blast.
Stow's 2012 Summer Sunset Blast is packed with entertainment once again for an end of the summer celebration. Here's everything you need to know about the Blast at Silver Springs Park: The city is expecting a crowd of 15,000 people. Blast-goers can enjoy festival food (pizza, ice cream, cupcakes, kettle corn, chicken wraps, festival fries, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, beer, wine coolers, sausage, cotton candy, cheese cake, slushies and more), and a Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce basket raffle. There's fun for children too — kids games, face painting, inflatables. ADD PHOTOS FROM THE BLAST TO THE STOW PATCH PHOTO GALLERY.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Jimmy Buffett cover band plans to make thousands of Blast-goers feel like they are ending summer in Key West with a three hour performance Saturday.
"If you don’t like the sunshine, ocean and a few cocktails, I think you’re halfway dead," said Gypsies in the Palace front man Dave Hill. The Jimmy Buffett cover band is performing a three hour free show for the expected 15,000 crowd Sept. 1 at the city's Summer Sunset Blast. The band performed at the Blast once before in 2009. Community Information Coordinator Linda Nahrstedt affectionately refers to it as "the year we ran out of beer." Gypsies in the Palace Manager Bob "Secret Agent" Gelvin said not only was it the year the event ran out of beer — but food and ice cream too. "Part of my announcement this time when I introduce the band is I'm going to put Mayor Sara Drew on the spot a bit and tell crowd, "Last time we were here ran out…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Ready to have a blast? Here's all the fun events planned for Sept. 1, 2012.
The city is expecting a crowd of 15,000 or more this Labor Day weekend in Silver Springs Park for the annual Summer Sunset Blast. And why would they expect any less? Take a look at the fun planned Sept. 1: Blast-goers can enjoy festival food (pizza, ice cream, cupcakes, kettle corn, chicken wraps, festival fries, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, beer, wine coolers, sausage, cotton candy, cheese cake, slushies and more), and a Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce basket raffle. There's fun for children too — kids games, face painting, inflatables.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The city expects a crowd of 15,000 because of the band this year.
The city's Summer Sunset Blast during Labor Day weekend is always a big hit with thousands in attendance, but this year, thanks to a free show by Gypsies in the Palace, administrators think the crowd will triple. Gypsies in the Palace is a Jimmy Buffett cover band with artists all from Northeast Ohio. "We're really grateful they offered to do the concert for free," said Mayor Sara Drew. "It's going to be one of the best Summer Sunset Blasts ever." Community Information Coordinator Linda Nahrstedt said usually there are about 5,000+ people who attend the event at Silver Springs Park. This year, because of Gypsies in the Palace playing a show Sept. 1, she thinks the crowd will triple to about 15,000. The band has played a show before at …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The sixth annual pooch event will take place Sept. 16, 2012.
Stow-Munroe Falls Lion Club members are preparing for the sixth annual Paw Fest and this year, the event is being dedicated to service and assistance dog foundations. The event is scheduled for Sept. 16 at Bow Wow Beach from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "This year's event is being dedicated to the many service and assistance dog foundations who dutiful train various breeds to help and protect their owners each day," said Marty Dennis, Paw Fest's 2012 chairwoman. Parking during that time will be available for $1 or a donation of used eyeglasses. Proceeds from the Lion Club's fundraiser benefits various community projects, Lion's foundations, in addition to aiding those individuals with impaired vision through eye exams, glasses, and assistance dogs…
Monday, May 7, 2012
Patch followed up with the Ward 2 Councilman about what he liked and disliked about his "patch" of town.
Stow Patch asked residents for feedback on what people in Ward 2 like and dislike about their "patch" of town and now Ward 2 Councilman Jim Costello is also offering his feedback. Not sure if you live in Ward 2 or visit the section of town frequently? Take a look at the ward map included in this post. According to the 2010 U. S. Census, there are 9,161 Stow residents that live in Ward 2, making it the largest ward in the city. But, according to Costello, it's also one of the most fun places in Stow. Costello describes Ward 2 as the "Family Entertainment Center" for the city. "We have great park in Silver Springs that has plenty of sports areas, picnic areas and an overnight camping area," he said. "We have a renown golf course [Fox Den…
Friday, May 4, 2012
The city is hosting the 28th annual trout fishing derby at Heritage Lake.
Registration for the 28th annual trout fishing derby at Heritage Lake in Silver Springs Park will begin at 8:30 a.m. The derby runs from: Prizes will be awarded for each age group. Participants must bring their own rod and reel. Bait will be available. Click here for Saturday's weather forecast in Stow. If you take pictures of your catch or of your kids having fun, post them here!