July 9-10, 2016: YSU Summer Festival of the Arts to feature art, music and food as part of expanded cultural weekend

The 18th annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 10 in and around the campus of Youngstown State University. (Image courtesy of YSU) A weekend of arts, culture and jazz is planned for July 7-10 at numerous locations around downtown Youngstown […]

June 10, 2016: ‘Changing Views | Designing Youngstown’s Future’ reception at the McDonough

The John J. McDonough Museum of Art hopes to become a hub for exploring the possibilities for imagining public space in the city. With that in mind, the McDonough will host a public reception for “Changing Views | Designing Youngstown’s Future” from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 10. The reception invites the public to participate in this ongoing collaborative […]

June 11, 2016: 12th annual World Of Wildlife Bicycle Tour set for Trumbull, Ashtabula

The 12th annual World Of Wildlife Bicycle Tour will occur at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 in Trumbull and Ashtabula counties. The World Of Wildlife Bicycle Tour includes 20-, 40- and 68-mile routes. Riders will use the Trumbull and Ashtabula County portions of the Western Reserve Greenway for most of their miles, especially the […]

Association of Fundraising Professionals seeks local philanthropy nominations

Nominations are now being accepted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter for the 2016 National Philanthropy Day Awards. This year’s luncheon ceremony will mark the 26th year of the awards in The Valley and will take place on Friday, Nov. 18 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. Nominations are now being accepted from the […]

YWCA of Warren to mark 100th with dinner, book

YWCA Warren’s Centennial Celebration Steering Committee, consisting of YWCA staff, board members, and volunteers, will mark the organization’s 100th anniversary with events and projects that highlight the organization’s roots in the community. A traditional annual meeting will be held in May. A Centennial Celebration will occur at Packard Music Hall in October and a commemorative […]

February 28, 2016: Documentary about World War I genocide to be shown at Butler Institute

  The Youngstown-Warren Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society will screen ‘Changed by Thalerhof’ at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown. (Electronic image from the documentary) Decades before Auschwitz, there was Thalerhof. While the words concentration camp are associated almost exclusively with the Nazis and World War II, the […]

Bowling Green professor named dean of YSU College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Kristine L. Blair, professor and former chairwoman of English at Bowling Green State University, has been selected the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Youngstown State University. “Dr. Blair’s administrative and teaching experience at a public university in Ohio, as well as her passion for writing and academic scholarship, […]

January 16, 2016: Warren Rotary to host 2nd ‘Slice of the Valley’ pizza challenge

The Warren Rotary Club is hosting “Slice of the Valley: Second Annual Valley Pizza Challenge”  Saturday, Jan.16 at St. Demetrios Community Center, 3223 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren. Attendees  and celebrity judges will vote for the best pizza in the Valley.  Proceeds will be earmarked for Warren Rotary charities. The Rotary Club hosted its first “Slice […]

May 13, 2015: Metro Monthly Publisher to lead Downtown Landmarks Tour

Metro Monthly will commemorate National Preservation Month 2015 with an architectural walking tour of downtown Youngstown. It will occur at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 in the downtown area. The tour will begin at the Civil War monument, located on Central Square.   Mark C. Peyko, publisher and editor of Metro Monthly, will lead […]

Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – May 1-31, 2015

Friday 1  Ongoing: Discovery Bottle. Various branches. Turn the bottle round and round. List the items you have found. When you think you’ve done your best, drop your entry in the chest. All entries will be entered in a prize drawing. For children of all ages. Brownlee Woods Library; Campbell Library; East Library; Newport Library; […]