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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


Our Dec. 15 edition will feature our

2017 Holiday Guide.

Editorial deadline is Dec. 1.

Ad deadline is Dec. 6.

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

Did you know that color is available on every page of the Spirit? Make your ad stand out!

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


This Just In...

Czech Christmas Bread ("Vanocka") for sale at DTJ; Deadline for orders is Dec. 15

Remember the smell of your grandmother's or mother's kitchen at Christmas?  Vanocka or Houska is a sweet dough with golden raisins and almonds baked into a braided loaf.  DTJ will again be selling the traditional Czech Christmas bread by order only.  Cost is $7.50 for a 2# loaf.  Orders must be in by December 15th and can be picked up December 17th @ DTJ in Taborville, 9850 North Blvd, Auburn Township 44023 Call 440-543-8494 to place orders.

            For orders and more information about D.T.J. Events call (440) 543-8494

CV Herb Society to meet Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
The 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 chagrinvalleyherbsociety@gmail.com.  To learn more about the group, check us out at chagrinvalleyherbsociety.org.  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?


Peruse our latest issue of Spirit of Bainbridge...

Pages 1-9




Community Spirit

Pages 10-13

Auburn Spirit

Chagrin Spirit

Pages 14-24

Kenston Spirit

Education Spirit

Spirit & Health

Pages 25-31

Spirit Holiday Guide

Pages 32-40

Geauga Parks

Spirit Sports

Spirited Pets!

Spirit Classifieds

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Contact Us:

  • Phone: 440-543-4321 Fax: 440-543-2061 Mail: 18106 Snyder Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023.
  • E-mail: spiritofbainbridge@yahoo.com
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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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