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Bainbridge Area Food For Friends

Bainbridge Area Food For Friends continues its 25-year tradition of serving those in need locally. We remind local organizations, school groups and churches that the local pantry receives no government funding, and relies on the generosity of local people and organizations. Currently, the most needed items at the pantry include: toiletries, such as toothpaste and bath soap, and paper products.

Monetary donations may be made to the Bainbridge Area Food For Friends account at PNC Bank on E. Washington Street in Bainbridge.

Non-perishable items may be dropped off at the pantry (lower level of Bainbridge Town Hall) or in the lobby bin at Bainbridge Library. If you or someone you know needs the confidential assistance please call 543-6181, 543-7901 or 708-9829 (leave a message).

Bainbridge Area Food For Friends was founded in 1990 by Anne and John Bauswein. Now co-sponsored by Bainbridge Civic Club and Spirit of Bainbridge, it is a local entity supported totally by local donations and fundraising events.

Bainbridge Area Food For Friends is NOT affiliated with Geauga Hunger Task Force or Harvest for Hunger


Inside this Spirit...

  • A moving tribute to this 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy was submitted by Auburn Troop 101 Boy Scouts, who recently visited the Flight 93 Memorial in Pennsylvania. Please read their account on page 10.
  • Our comprehensive Spirit Health Guide begins on page 12. From yoga to tech health, and a myriad of health classes in our area, you won’t want to miss a single page!
  • The first of three Autumn Home Improvement Guides lends counsel and resources for those still-to-be-completed projects around your home, beginning on page 25. Remember to shop with our local advertisers---and tell them you saw their ad in the Spirit!

Our Sept. 30 edition will feature our second Autumn Home Improvement section.

Editorial deadline is Sept. 16. 

Ad deadline is Sept. 21.

For information, call us at 440-543-4321. Please leave a message!

For more information, call us at 543-4321.

Did you know that color is available in our Spirit Classified section? Make your ad stand out!

Contact us by phone 543-4321 or email at: spiritofbainbridge@yahoo.com. We are always accessible!


This Just In...

Water-Related Topics Addressed Sept. 28

Water is a precious commodity in Geauga County. Do you know how to protect it? The Let’s Talk Series will explore the topic “Water: Short-term Risks and Long-term Benefits”  facilitated by Terri McIntee, Candidate for State Representative, on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 17222 Snyder Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and presentation at 7 p.m. 

Dr. Tim Barber will discuss water-related issues, including: scarcity, climate change, pollution, drinking water, conservation and restoration.  He will explore the role of industry, governments, and private citizens in providing affordable clean water for this and future generations. Dr. Barber holds a PhD in Marine Science and has been working on water issues for more than 25 years.   

For more information about the Let’s Talk Series leave a message at 440-834-1089 or email mcinteeforohio@gmail.com


Are you concerned about falling?

Are you interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength?  Falls are preventable, and this class, led by University Hospitals Geauga Medical Campus, Hospice of the Western Reserve and Geauga Department on Aging can make a difference!

The Matter of Balance Classes will be held on Mondays & Wednesdays from Aug. 31 to Sept. 28, from 1- 3 p.m. at the Chardon Senior Center, located at 12555 Ravenwood Drive in Chardon. 440-279-2131.

By attending A Matter of Balance Class you will learn to manage concerns about falls & you will:

           Set realistic goals for staying active

           Learn how to stay safe at home

           Complete exercises to increase strength and balance

           Learn how to identify and control your fear of falling

To register call Dawn Damante, at 440-214-3180 today.




Peruse our latest issue of Spirit of Bainbridge...

Pages 1-11




Community Spirit

Spirit & Faith

Auburn Spirit

Pages 12-20

Spirit Health Guide

Pages 21-24

Chagrin Spirit

Aurora Spirit

Pages 25-32

Autumn Home Improvement Guide

Pages 33-40

Spirit Sports

Eateries & Leisure

Spirited Pets!

Spirit Classifieds

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  • Phone: 440-543-4321 Fax: 440-543-2061 Mail: 18106 Snyder Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023.
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The Spirit of Bainbridge is published every three weeks, and mailed to every home and business in Auburn and Bainbridge Townships (zip code 44023). Additional copies are distributed locally at Bainbridge Library, Lowe's Greenhouse, The Neighborhood Office, other locations in Auburn, Aurora, Bainbridge, Chagrin Falls, Chesterland, Russell, Solon and South Russell. Approximately 7,500 copies of Spirit of Bainbridge are circulated.

The Spirit of Bainbridge is locally owned and operated.

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No portion of content may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher.
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