Your HomeTown Chagrin Falls http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:33:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 What Makes Chagrin Special? http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/what-makes-chagrin-special/ http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/what-makes-chagrin-special/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:02:00 +0000 admin http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/?p=17050036

Triangle Park Flagpole Gardens
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Many things … but especially the flowers that bloom in the business district from spring through fall.  Residents and visitors marvel at the display seen in the parks, bump-out gardens in the sidewalks, and the urns at business store fronts. 
 
The planting and gardening is done by 20 volunteers who contributed about 850 hours last summer.  Your Home Town funds the plants that flourish in 52 urns, the Dogwood Valley Garden Club contributes to the cost of the hanging baskets and the Village provides all of the other plant materials. 
 
New last summer was a perennial garden that was planted along the fence at the front of the police station.
 
Ongoing, is the work to beautify the riverbank in Riverside Park with “naturalized gardens.”
 
This year work will begin with clean-up of the gardens day on April 23.  Planting will take place May 15 and 16 in preparation for Blossom Time.  After planting there will be a link from the YHT website that will give plant identification.
 
 
Gardeners Janine Bauman and Anne deConingh are the co-chairs who join me in planning and coordinating the entire program and working in the gardens all summer.  If you are inspired to join the volunteer effort, please contact janine.bauman@att.net.
 
 
 
 
Triangle Park Walkways
 
Knockout Roses in Triangle Park
 
 
CFPlazabumpout
  Bump-out at Shopping Plaza
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Bump-out at Main and Orange Streets
 
 
 
 
Happy gardening!
 
Beth Skeel
Your HomeTown Chagrin Falls
Board Member 2013-2014
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Are You Ready For Wine By The Falls 2014? http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/are-you-ready-for-wine-by-the-falls-2014/ http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/are-you-ready-for-wine-by-the-falls-2014/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:32:21 +0000 admin http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/?p=16679542

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We are sold out for 2014!!!
Thank you for supporting Your HomeTown Chagrin Falls.
Wine lovers in Chagrin Falls are in for a treat! Here is your chance to indulge your passion for good wine, taste delicious food, hear entertaining music, see old friends, and meet new ones; all for a good cause. Make your plans early; the event has sold out the last three years!
Your HomeTown Chagrin Falls will host its 12th annual Wine by the Falls fundraiser at the Chagrin Valley Country Club, April 5 from 7 PM to 11 PM. Kurt Hebel and his volunteers from Chuck’s Fine Wines will present a vast collection of sparkling whites, and light and hearty white and red wines.
Cocktail Attire is suggested.
Our wine tasting is a special evening offering a great atmosphere along with delicious cuisine prepared by CVCC Chef Ali Barker and his staff.  Hors d’oeuvres will be passed in the greeting area while four separate heavy hors d’oeuvres stations will be paired with each wine category. For those with a sweet tooth, assorted pastries with be served with coffee and tea.
The music will be provided by Transportation Boulevard Jazz Band with Alan Geighorn, Jeremy Popard, Mark Russo and Bob Walker covering old and new jazz classics.
We would not be able to host our event without the support of all our hosting committee, Your HomeTown Chagrin Falls volunteers, Key Bank volunteers  and Key Club volunteers. We are grateful for all our raffle prizes that were donated: An exclusive evening at Arra Hair Salon and Spa for twelve with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres provided, Cappozzi Design Group will provide 10 hours of design time, a wine and beer shopping spree from Chuck’s Fine Wines, and a box of Perdomo Cigars donated by Chagrin Cigars.
The money raised will directly benefit the many events and programs sponsored by
We hope that you will be able to join us for this fun evening.
Best regards,
Kathleen Visconsi
Director of Community Outreach
 
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Have You Heard About The Heritage Home Program? http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/have-you-heard-about-the-heritage-home-program/ http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/have-you-heard-about-the-heritage-home-program/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:36:01 +0000 admin http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/?p=16503594

 
Your HomeTown Chagrin Falls is proud to support the Heritage Home Loan Program in partnership with the Chagrin Falls Historical Society and the Village of Chagrin Falls. 
 
Proceeds from the annual Your Hometown Chagrin Falls Home & Garden Tour support the Heritage Home Loan Program which benefits  homeowners in Chagrin Falls by providing access to low interest rate loans and free technical support for the rehabilitation and maintenance of historic homes. 
 
The authentic historic architecture, walkability and scale of the Village of Chagrin Falls are its defining features attracting visitors, residents and business.  Your HomeTown works hard in its mission dedicated to maintaining the historic character as the basis for the economic vitality, lifestyle and environment that is uniquely Chagrin Falls.   The Heritage Home Loan Program is an important component.
 
The Heritage Home loan program is a regional program operated by the Heritage Home Educational subsidiary of the Cleveland Restoration Society offering services to participating communities which include Chagrin Falls, 29 other regional communities and 15 Wards within the City of Cleveland.
 
More information about this program can be found at www.heritagehomeprogram.org.  

 
Best regards,
 
Wendy Hoge Naylor
Board Member
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2014 New Year’s Greetings http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/2014-new-years-greetings/ http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/2014-new-years-greetings/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:14:57 +0000 admin http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/?p=16289842

DSC_0001 (4)We would like to thank you all for your support to Your HomeTown Chagrin Falls.
 
We hope you were all able to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. 2014 promises to be a great year with our events for the historic Village of Chagrin Falls.
 
We like to refer back to our mission statement is that we are a 501(c)(3) non- profit community volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation, economic vitality, lifestyle and environment of the historic Village of Chagrin Falls. It is through our events that help make our mission statement come together. Please make sure you save the dates for our 2014 events.
 
Your HomeTown Chagrin Falls will host its 12th annual Wine by the Falls fundraiser at the Chagrin Valley Country Club, April 5th from 7 PM to 11 PM. Chuck’s Fine Wines will present a collection of exquisite wine and beer along with delicious cuisine prepared by the Chagrin Valley Country Club. The music will be proved by Transportation Boulevard Jazz Band.  The event has sold out the last three years so get your tickets early!  BUY TICKETS
 
The Historic Home & Garden Tour will be back this year by popular demand. This is the 23rd annual tour. Featured are five selected homes all within walking distance of downtown Chagrin Falls. The tour will take place on Friday, May 30th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and on Saturday, May 31st from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please come and see the beautiful homes and gardens that make our Village stand out.
 
Yoga by the Falls is back for its 4th year. Classes will be held at Triangle Park from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on the first and third Saturdays from June until August. Grab your yoga mat and get a good work out!
 
Our Chagrin Falls Farmers Market is back for its 7th year. The market will be starting on Sunday, June 1st through October 19th. The Farmers Market will be held along North Franklin Street, next to the bandstand and Triangle Park from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The market was voted #1 in the small market category (16-30 vendors) in the state of Ohio and #11 nationally in the same category in a contest held by the American Farmland Trust in 2011. The market offers seasonal produce, fruits, vegetables, bakery, fresh pastas, meats, cheese, herbs and flowers. Don’t miss out on Ohio’s best!
 
Our Holiday Traditions Program will be back for its 20th year on November 28 to December 23. Township Hall on historic Main Street will be transformed into Holly Hall featuring visits from Santa, cocoa and cookies, caroling, a festival of mini-trees for silent auction, Santa gift shop, trains by Mark L. Brown along with everyone’s favorite horse-drawn carriage rides.
 
It takes community involvement to make our events a success. We welcome your involvement and participation. To volunteer or for more information on our organization, please email us or call us at 440-247-0900.
 
We wish you the very best in 2014!
 
Kathleen and Patrice
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Visit Holly Hall This Holiday Season http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/visit-holly-hall-this-holiday-season/ http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/visit-holly-hall-this-holiday-season/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:49:26 +0000 admin http://yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/?p=16181115

Dear Friends of Your HomeTown Chagrin Falls,

Once again the Holiday Season is upon us and there is no greater place to visit during the holidays then the charming Village of Chagrin Falls.   Our beautifully decorated town brings joy and excitement to visitors and residents who take part in the many Holiday Traditions during the  festive season.  One tradition you won’t want to miss is a visit to Township Hall, known as Holly Hall, beginning Friday, November 29th running through December 23rd

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As you enter the historic Township Hall you are warmly embraced by the transformation into Holly Hall.  As you pass through the large decorated doors  you’ll be greeted by our friendly hospitality staff ready to serve you hot cocoa and cookies provided by Giant Eagle of Chagrin Falls, Hamlet Retirement Village, Heinen’s and resident bakers.  Take a stroll around the mini tree festival of lights that are on display as a silent auction and be sure to stock up on special gifts in our Santa’s Gift Shop priced at $6 and under.  Back by popular demand is Mark Brown’s themed train display that is always the highlight of Holly Hall!

 

HHdoor-2013You won’t want to miss the weekend choir concerts by Bethlehem Christian Academy, St. Joan of Arc Children’s Choir, Chagrin Falls Intermediate Select Choir and Chagrin Falls High School Choir.  New this year is a Tap dance performance by the Cleveland City Rhythm Group.  Visitors of all ages take delight in the weekend Santa visits, provided by Hamlet Retirement Community, along with the Sunday Horse & Carriage rides sponsored by Chagrin Falls Shopping Plaza.  We will be selling tickets for our “Holiday Dream Raffle” a girl’s Cannondale 20 inch, 6 Speed Trail Bike with Giro Bike Helmet donated by Geiger’s Ski & Sport Haus.  Tickets are $5 a piece or three for $10.

University Hospitals-Geauga Medical Center will be offering a nutrition and hand washing program to area pre-schools throughout the weeks ahead at Holly Hall.  We will be selling our traditional Chagrin Falls Christmas ornament at $20, Chagrin Falls seasonal note cards for $10 and Holiday cards by the CF Historical Society for $15, and a newly released children’s book called “The Bullies of Whitesburg Pond” by local author Joanne Fenton Humphrey and illustrations by Joyce Teeft that sells for $12.95.

 Let’s make it a Holiday Tradition to SHOP LOCAL this holiday season and support our merchants.  The Village offers some of the best restaurants and shopping in north east Ohio.  Please shop and dine locally this year for the holidays and help our village businesses prosper. Don’t forget to download our Save Local Now phone app to check out our merchant’s holiday deals, special savings and holiday events.

We could not continue our Holiday Traditions program without the support of our generous sponsors, resident donors and hundreds of volunteers that make it all happen each and every year.  A big thank you to all of our volunteers; Mark Brown, Chagrin Falls residents, Hamlet Village residents,  Chagrin Valley Women’s League,  Ingrid Fowble’s proof reading team,  Federated Church Camp Workers, Chagrin Valley Women’s Club and the Your HomeTown-CF staff and board members. 

 A special thank you to our Holiday Tradition’s sponsors; Burntwood Tavern, The Village of Chagrin Falls, The Fraternal Order of Eagle #2436, University Hospitals- Geauga Medical Center, Brunswick Auto Mart, Hamlet Retirement Community, and Chagrin Falls Shopping Plaza. 

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On behalf of Your HomeTown-ChagrinFalls, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and all the best in the coming year!

Joyfully yours,

Patrice Ambrose

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