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Bainbridge Area Food For Friends

Bainbridge Area Food For Friends continues its 26-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 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...

  • The calendar may say February, but you begin to get a definite spring vibe in this edition.
  • Regular columnists, upcoming activities, Scouting news, Kenston and sports---this edition is jammed with local news without the hype. Don’t miss a single page!
  • Our Spirit Health Guide, which begins on page 25, is a comprehensive resource piece which segues into our Senior Guide, planned for our March 17 edition. Also in March 17, our popular Spirit Camp Guide, offering lots of options for planning your carefree summertime!

Our March 17 edition will feature our

Spirit Senior Guide and

2017 Camp Guide.

Editorial deadline is March 3. 
Ad deadline is March 8.
For information,
call us at 440-543-4321. 
Please leave a message!

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...

Geauga Growth Partnership, Kent State University at Geauga, Leadership Geauga will present

GEL: Shari Hunter, Two Café & Boutique and the Two Foundation

Friday, March 3, 2017

Kent State University at Geauga

14111 Claridon Troy Rd, Burton, OH 44021

7:30 AM registration; 8:00 -9:30 AM Program

Register to attend this free event at https://mar-3-two-foundation.eventbrite.com

          Hear inspirational stories and learn about a unique staffing agency seeking to enhance workplaces with the “sparkle” that comes from employing individuals with mild to moderate exceptionalities.

Learn about Two Café & Boutique, located in Bainbridge Township, which serves as the premier training and employment center for individuals with mild to moderate exceptionalities, providing a real life work experience in a fully integrated setting. 

Learn about how the Two Foundation works with schools and employers, and is a resource for individuals with developmental disabilities, ages 16 and older, to provide training, support and access to employment opportunities that help them acquire jobs and careers upon completion of high school.

Two Foundation is making a difference as a staffing resource for more than 15 businesses in Northeast Ohio, such as Home Depot, Nike, Aurora Farms, Pizza Hut, Ganley Subaru East, and many more.

GEL (Geauga Economic Leadership) Breakfasts, cosponsored by Kent State University at Geauga and Geauga Growth Partnership, are held the first Friday of each month (September through May) as a dynamic opportunity to bring business and industry leaders together with community to network, learn, and collaborate.

All GEL events are free and open to the public. For more information about this and future GEL events, contact Denise Milhollan at dmilholl@kent.edu or Marcia Owen at info@geaugagrowth.com.


Peruse our latest issue of Spirit of Bainbridge...

Pages 1-9




Community Spirit

Spirit & Faith

Pages 10-15

Auburn Spirit

Home & Garden

Education Spirit

Pages 16-24


Kenston Spirit

Chagrin Spirit

Spirit Sports

Pages 25-33

Spirit Health Guide

Pages 34-36

Spirited Pets!

Geauga Parks

Spirit Classifieds

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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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