For the Community • By the Community

Bainbridge Area Food For Friends

Most needed items: In addition to all non-perishable food items, the pantry is always seeking donations of toiletries (deodorant, toothpaste, bath soap, shampoo), paper goods (toilet tissue, Kleenex, paper towels) and cleaning supplies (dish and laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaner).

Drop-Off Sites: Lobby bin at Bainbridge Library and at the Pantry, located on the lower level of Bainbridge Town Hall.

Monetary Donations may be made in the Bainbridge Area Food For Friends account at PNC Bank, E. Washington Street, Bainbridge. Please note that in these economic times, demand at the pantry has increased dramatically. Please keep us in mind for your generous donations! Thanks!

If you or someone you know needs the confidential assistance of the pantry, please call 440-708-9829.

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. BAFFF receives no government funding.

Inside this Spirit...

  • Our 2018 Spirit Bridal Guide is overflowing with wedding information and local resources for that very important day. Begin the journey on page 25.
  • Our Kenston Spirit and Education Spirit pages are packed, and invite your attention.
  • You may feel we’re mid-way through January, but our writers are still in New Year-mode—and don’t expect dull and boring resolutions, either! Enjoy!

Our next edition will be delivered Feb. 9 and
will feature our Valentine’s Day theme and
Spirit Health Guide.

Editorial Deadline is Jan. 26.

Ad Deadline is Jan. 31.

Call us today at 543-4321 for your business’s

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This just in...

CV Herb Society to meet Friday, Jan. 19

Chagrin Valley Herb Society will meet at the Bainbridge Library at 12:30 p.m.  Following refreshments and a business meeting, the group will participate in a stenciling workshop.
Guests and prospective members are welcomed to attend.  Please RSVP to  To learn more about the group, check us out at  If you don’t have access to email, please leave your contact information at the Bainbridge Library circulation desk.  Will this be the year you join us in appreciation of herbs and gardening?

Lord of Life’s Women Retreat Feb. 3,  Parents Night Out Feb. 10
Come join women of all ages for a one day retreat at Lord of Life on Saturday, Feb. 3.  The topic for the day is “Living off the Grid or Lost in Space.”  The theme verse is John 15:5 and we encourage you to look it up.  The day begins with sharing breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by a worship service at 9 a.m.  We then join together for music, Bible study, fun, laughter, discussions, break-out groups, sharing lunch and much more.  We conclude at 6 p.m..  Treat yourself to this one day “pick-me-up”!  Come for the day or part of the day.  Invite your friends.  
On Feb 10 from 6-8 p.m., all are welcome to attend the Valentine’s Day Party and Parent’s Night Out.  Children will celebrate God’s love with crafts, games, a movie and a nut-free snack. Parents can enjoy a “night out” while the Lord of Life High School youth and adult leaders care for the kids. This youth group fundraiser will help send the youth to the National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas, next summer. Sign-up for kids potty-trained and older is required by Feb 5. For more information, you can contact the church office at (440)543-5505.  
Lord of Life is located at 17989 Chillicothe Rd. in Bainbridge Twp., just south of Rt. 422.


Peruse our latest issue of Spirit of Bainbridge...

Trustees, Library, Editorial, Auburn Spirit, Chagrin Spirit
Kenston Spirit, Education  Spirit
Health & Spirit
Bridal Guide
Film, Sports, Pets, Classifieds

Pages 14-19

Pages 25-31

Pages 32-40

Requires Acrobat Reader


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Approximately 7,300 copies of Spirit of Bainbridge are circulated.

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