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Permalink 05:33:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 249 words   English (US) latin1
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Celebration Concert on July 1 by the Canton Concert Band

The Malone University Department of Music will sponsor the Canton Concert Band in a patriotic salute to America, Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something Red, White and Blue, on Wednesday, July 1, at 7 p.m. in the Herbert W. Hoover Courtyard on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts. The concert – under the direction of Steven Grimo, D.M.A., -- is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs as outdoor seating is limited.

This is the fourth concert of the 2015 Summer Series presented by the Canton Concert Band.  The year 2015 marks the 49th anniversary of the CCB, Stark County’s only professional concert band.  The band consists of a core of American Federation of Musician members, community members, college students, and a select group of high school musicians.  The Canton Concert Band provides free programming with the support of our community and local businesses.  

A program follows:

Saluting America

Our National Anthem

Francis Scot Key, arr. Damrosch & Sousa

“Something Old”


Light Cavalry Overture

Franz V. Suppe, arr. H. Fillmore

With Pleasure

John P. Sousa


Claire Grundman

“Something Borrowed”

A Gaelic Rhapsody

Elliot DelBorgo

Broadway Showstoppers

arr. Warren Barker

“Something, Red, White and Blue”


A Tribute to John Williams

Williams, arr. Paul Lavender

Star Spangled Spectacular

George M. Cohen, arr. John Cacavas

Saluting Our National Heritage

The Stars and Stripes Forever

John P. Sousa, Edited: Brion & Schissel

A Salute to Our Armed Forces

arr. Dean Smith


Permalink 03:30:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 283 words   English (US) latin1
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Cleveland Metroparks East 55th Street Marina earns 'Clean Marina' certification

Cleveland Metroparks is proud to announce that its East 55th Street Marina has earned an Ohio Clean Marina certification through the Ohio Clean Marinas Program administered by Ohio Sea Grant and the Ohio Division of Natural Resources.

The announcement was made at the marina Saturday during the annual North Coast Boating and Fishing Fest.

"Less than 20 percent of the 270 marinas located along Ohio's Lake Erie shore qualify for this prestigious certification," said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman. "We couldn't be more proud of the work that has gone into demonstrating the use of best practices for protecting our waterways and natural resources here at the marina."

The goal of the Clean Marinas Program is to encourage marinas and boaters to help keep Ohio's waterways clean and promote environmental stewardship by raising awareness of environmental laws, and promoting best management practices.

To earn the certification, Cleveland Metroparks had to pass an inspection that showed it was in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations and state fire codes for marinas. The Park District also demonstrated that it goes above and beyond to ensure employees are properly trained, and boaters are properly informed, on how to prevent and manage spills at the fuel dock. Other items the Clean Marinas Site Review Team looks for during the site visit include but are not limited to: clear and open storm drains, proper trash and recycling receptacles, applicable permits, emergency action plans, availability of oil absorbent materials, use of automatic back pressure shut-off nozzles and various signage. 

The certification is good for five years, but Cleveland Metroparks must sign an annual letter of reaffirmation to show it is committed to maintaining the standards of the certification between site inspections.

For more information, visit or call (216) 635-3200.


Permalink 03:30:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 207 words   English (US) latin1
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Malone University ranks top 4% of more than 1200 colleges in career outcomes

For the second consecutive year, Educate to Career (ETC), the leader in educational attainment to career outcome information, has ranked Malone University in the top 4 % of the 1224 U.S. colleges and universities studied for career outcomes.  The index analyzes the quality of students when they enter a given college, the total costs related to attending the college, and the outcomes of the students when they enter the labor market. The rankings results are determined by which schools did the best job of improving the earnings and attainment of quality employment of their students. This same data is used by thousands of college career centers and career planners, higher-ed advocacy organizations, student loan servicers, corporate recruiters, and more than 4,800 employers.

Malone University in Canton, Ohio, ranks #48 – or in the top 4% -- on the list.  For the complete list and more information, please click here.

The ETC College Rankings Index is comprised of four-year colleges, with annual enrollments greater than 1,000 students. The Index analyzes data representing 94% of all students enrolled in four-year colleges. The data is used by thousands of college career centers and career planners, higher education advocacy organizations, student loan servicers, corporate recruiters, and more than 4,800 employers as well as families going through the college selection process and college admissions offices.


Permalink 06:24:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 456 words   English (US) latin1
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Creation Festival to be livestreamed

Creation Festivals partners Pastor Harry Thomas (Co-Founder and Executive Producer) and Troy Duhon (Executive Producer) are thrilled to announce an exciting new component of Creation Festival Northeast: live streaming! For the first time ever, the evening programming will be live streamed/simulcast. 

Creation Festivals is joining forces with Blue Scout Media and University of Valley Forge to produce the live streaming programming. Blue Scout Media, which has produced such major live streamed events as Disney's Night of Joy and WinterJam, among others, is a Waco, Texas-based communications services company with a wealth of experience producing and distributing live coverage of everything from large multi-stage, multi-day festivals to intimate coffee shop shows. The Creation Fest programming will be streamed via Blue Scout Media's platform (

"We believe the addition of live streaming will allow Creation Fest to go worldwide, In doing so, we expect to expand our mission from reaching tens of thousands to potentially hundreds of thousands of people with the Gospel during the course of the week," explains Duhon.
Creation Festivals currently produces four of the largest outdoor Christian Music Festivals in the country, including Creation Festival Northeast (Pennsylvania), Sonshine Festival (Minnesota/Wisconsin), Creation Ichthus Festival (Kentucky), and Creation Festival Northwest (Washington). This year, they will work with Pure Flix's God's Not Dead II: He's Surely Alive(, and The Human Right ( with Heath Adamson to add expanded awareness of both the physical festivals and the live streaming events. 

"My Healthy Church is thrilled to be the live stream partner because of our passion to equip and enable the local church to effectively present the Gospel in their world. We have partnered with Heath Adamson, author of The Bush Always Burns, to help end the greatest injustice in our world: that a person could live and die without the opportunity to know Jesus. This worldwide movement, called The Human Right, unites Christians to rise from apathy to action; entitlement to responsibility; and silence to advocacy. Heath Adamson, throughout the festival, will be calling individuals to encounter Jesus and inviting them to join The Human Right movement."

"Over the years Creation has seen tens of thousands of lives changed by Jesus Christ at these festivals, and we see them continuing as powerful outreaches to bring the active and living Gospel of Christ to people of all generations," says Thomas. "We have dedicated ourselves to use music, the spoken word, film, the arts and now advanced live streaming technology to spread the Gospel. 

"Premier destinations, combined with our continued commitment to excellence that offer great ministry and outreach, enhanced experiences, added value, and better convenience, guarantee your time at a Creation Festival will be the highlight of your summer, and maybe your life!" continues Thomas.

For more information, visit To view the Live Simulcast, go


Permalink 03:30:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 242 words   English (US) latin1
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Ohio boaters, swimmers, paddlers and anglers urged to avoid high water

Ohio has experienced steady rains and rising waters in the past week. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) urges Ohioans and visitors to avoid high, fast-moving water in rivers and streams.

"With the increased amount of rain, extra precautions are essential to ensure that the strength, depth and speed of a river does not exceed people’s swimming or paddling skills or that of their equipment," said ODNR Director Jim Zehringer. “Always remember to a wear life jacket while boating. It’s a simple decision that can save lives."

The rain is expected to continue throughout the weekend for much of Ohio so lakes, rivers and streams will remain high and swift moving creating and concealing hazards. These conditions pose dangers for boaters, swimmers, paddlers and anglers. 

High and fast stream currents, downed trees that act as "strainers," undercut and eroded banks, debris and other underwater obstacles can be dangerous to people walking, wading or boating in or near a waterway. ODNR recommends "scouting" a stream before launching a boat or wading in an unfamiliar area. Boaters are urged to file a float plan with a responsible person. Capsizing or falling unexpectedly into high, fast water can be life-threatening.

ODNR further advises Ohioans and visitors to properly wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket while boating and when wading and fishing in rivers, lakes or streams.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at


Permalink 04:32:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 267 words   English (US) latin1
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo celebrates World Giraffe Day and honors dads this Sunday

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Cleveland Zoological Society are teaming up to make Father's Day extra special at the Zoo this Sunday, June 21 by joining the nationwide celebration of World Giraffe Day!

In addition to FREE admission to the Zoo and the RainForest for all dads, the Zoo will be raising awareness for giraffe conservation with special activities and a fundraising drive to help endangered Rothschild's giraffes in Africa.

There will be fun giraffe crafts and activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the giraffe deck in the Zoo's African Savanna area, the Zoo Society will be holding "giraffles" at the deck from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as well. Visitors can also meet the giraffe keeper at11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the deck.

Throughout the month of June all donations made to giraffe conservation through the Zoo will be matched 4:1 (up to $5,000) thanks to the generosity of the Leiden Conservation Foundation. Everyone can help the Zoo and Zoo Society make this match by participating in the Zoo Society's Giraffe Conservation online challenge. Zoo visitors can also help by donating to the giraffe project at the Quarters for Conservation kiosk at the Zoo, or "Rounding-up for Conservation" on any purchase in the Zoo's gift shop.

All funds raised will support "Operation Twiga" to help save Rothschild's giraffes in Uganda.

Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $13.25 per person, $12.25 for seniors ages 62 and older, $9.25 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.

For more information, visit or call (216) 661-6500

Permalink 04:00:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 642 words   English (US) latin1
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The Neverclaim preps first album in two years

Acclaimed pop/rock/worship band The Neverclaim announces the July 17 release of its first full-length studio album in two years, The Joy, from Radiate with The Fuel Music distribution. Pre-orders for the album can be placed now through the band’s fan-driven PledgeMusic campaign, which has reached over 119% of its goal.

Produced by GRAMMY nominated, two-time Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year Ian EskelinThe Joy has already sparked the free-spirited, rock ‘n’ roll-riffing, gang-vocal’d lead single and title track along with the new clarion call for believers, “Jesus Is,” which goes for adds at radio July 10.

“We face a culture that tries everything possible to make Jesus seem irrelevant, as if He is nothing more than a fairytale or a legend of the past,” says The Neverclaim frontman Jeremiah Carlson of the impetus behind “Jesus Is.” “Those of us who know Christ, know He is not just some simple religion, but the living God who not only was, but is and is to come. He lives inside of us and has changed us completely with His love and nothing can change that.”

In addition to “Jesus Is,” another brand new track from The Joy, “Mighty Men of God,” is drawing kids of all ages to talk about why their father is a “mighty man of God.” Written to stir the hearts of men who are tired of seeing families torn apart by culture, divorce, pornography and more, the song is gathering acclaim going into this Father’s Day. With the song having recently been featured by NewReleaseToday.comWorship Leader,PraiseChartsChurch LeadersHearItFirst.comAll About Worship and more, The Neverclaim has also joined other prominent figures, such as Tony Dungy, Kirk Cameron and Darryl Strawberry, in support of The Fatherhood CoMission. This organization is using “Mighty Men of God” as an anthem for its “Honor Your Father Today (Exodus 20:12)” challenge.

“Now more than ever we need men to take a stand on Christ’s love and truth,” says Carlson. “The best way to do this is to live a life that reflects His love for his church to our families. If we think being mighty means being dominate, then we miss the target. The mightiest of men are the greatest of servants with the humblest of hearts. They lead their families and peers with authentic love and speak truth loudly by the way they live.”

One of the reasons Carlson is so passionate about this subject is because, as he recently revealed in aHouston Chronicle feature story, he was abused as a child and had contemplated suicide before the power of Scripture got ahold of him and his whole family. Carlson is now a husband and father to two girls (with a new baby boy on the way), and is wholly committed to being a godly father.

Also featured on The Joy is the infectious, worshipful choruses of “Rules And Reigns,” “Everything” and “Our God Wins.” In the spirit of John 16:33, Carlson says, “Almost every song on The Joy is centered around the joy of the Lord as our strength—our identity in Christ and the victory that’s won in Christ. Not that we shy away from the reality that living in a broken world affects all of us, but despite our hardships, we have access to a greater reality that fills our hearts with joy. We believe people are hungry for authentic joy, a joy that is not based on circumstances, but on the fact that God is for us, so nothing can be against us.”

Sharing this message, fan favorites and new music on the road, The Neverclaim plays about 150 concerts yearly, and has toured with Third Day, Skillet, Newsboys, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Kutless, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Phil Wickham, Jamie Grace and more. Having finished a solid year of touring with Sanctus Real, The Rock & Worship Roadshow and numerous festivals and events like Walt Disney World’s Night Of Joy, all the latest tour dates and more can be found at, and at the band’s social sites:

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