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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 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 busy autumn season---Tribe watching, elections, and all manner of community events---is headed at breakneck speed toward the holiday season! We call your attention to excellent offerings by our Spirit contributors in this issue: Mary Ryan’s reflections on the World Series on page 1, as well David Edmondson’s and Jeff Griff’s exquisite views of the meaning of Thanksgiving, and David King’s favorite holiday excursion in Cleveland! Topics of Veterans Day, Suicide Prevention Month, and so much more are within these pages. Don’t miss a thing!

Our Dec. 9 edition will feature our

Holiday Guide section.

Editorial deadline is Nov. 25. 

Ad deadline is Nov. 30.

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...

Thanksgiving Eve Service at Lord of Life
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Bainbridge will host a Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7:30 p.m.  The service will include prayers of thanksgiving for the many blessings God has given us and an uplifting message.  The Bible passage read reminds us once again of the ways in which God cares for us every day of our lives.  All are invited to take a break from the business of this season and attend this service.  If you can join us or are interested in more information, please contact the church office at (440)543-5505, or email us at loloh.org.  Lord of Life is located at 17989 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306) in Bainbridge Twp., OH just south of Rt. 422.

December is Special Month at Cold Nose Companions Dog Training

Picture Your Dog with Santa highlights the holidays

Dec. 1  marks the seventh anniversary of Cold Nose Companions, LLC Dog Training. In celebration, the rewards-based dog training company offers several month-long specials for families and their dogs.

December kicks off with the third annual Picture Your Dog with Santa event, which is a fundraiser for the Geauga County Dog Shelter, on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2-6 p.m. For a minimum $5 donation, Cold Nose Companions will take digital photos of families with their dogs posed with Santa. Photos will be emailed to each participant within a week after the event. All donations go entirely to support the care and adoption of the homeless dogs at the shelter on Merritt Road in Chardon. In 2015, $860 was raised for the shelter. No pre-registration is required and families are taken on a first come, first served basis. Family activities and light refreshments are offered to all who attend. People are also encouraged to drop-off non-cash donations for the shelter, such as dog food, linens, toys, leashes, and medications no longer needed for family dogs (e.g., flea/heartworm preventatives, pain medications).

In honor of Cold Nose Companions’ anniversary, anyone signing up and paying for a January through March 2017 group class by Dec. 31, 2016 can save $10 on the registration. All group classes are listed on the Group Training Classes page of the Cold Nose Companions website. Click on the desired class, complete the registration process and pay through PayPal using promo code 7ANNIV at checkout. The $10 discount will be applied.

People can give the gift of a well-trained dog to anyone in their lives. Cold Nose Companions gift certificates are available in any denomination for any training service or merchandise. Call 855.286.DOGS (3647) or stop by the Training Center when open to purchase gift certificates.

Cold Nose Companions Dog Training offers rewards-based training methods through group classes and private in-home training. All instructors are highly qualified and consistent in training methods. For more information, go to www.coldnosecompanions.com.


Peruse our latest issue of Spirit of Bainbridge...

Pages 1-9




Community Spirit

Spirit & Faith

Pages 10-17

Auburn Spirit

Spirit & Health

Pages 18-24

Kenston Spirit

Aurora Spirit

Chagrin Spirit

Education Spirit

Spirit Sports

Pages 25-33

Spirit Holiday Guide

Pages 34-40

Eateries & Leisure

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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