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It’s January and cold, dark and bleak outside. Just the combination of elements that make folks rush home from work on a Friday night, pull the covers up over their heads and not surface again until Monday morning.

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The Federated Church of Chagrin Falls celebrated its 100th year of spiritual service to the community in 2019, but the congregation has extended the celebration to pay tribute to a mission that has long been an important part of its mission – music.

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Members of the Chagrin Falls Board of Education discussed concerns surrounding the two possible sites for new tennis courts at a recent meeting, and ultimately moved forward with the continued investigation of both sites with a decision on either one in two weeks.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — The Village Planning and Zoning Commission is set to meet Monday night, but it is unclear whether members will reconsider a zoning amendment which, if passed, would throw 12 residential properties into non-conforming status.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Take the edge off the winter doldrums with an encore screening of some of the most talked about films from the 10th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, which broke attendance and growth records in 2019.

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Giant Eagle announced last week that the grocery chain plans to eliminate all single-use plastic from its operations by 2025 in an effort to improve the environment. Starting Jan. 1, the chain plans to stop using plastic bags at its Cuyahoga County stores, supportive of the county ban. The s…

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Community bans on single-use plastic bags may become obsolete after the Ohio House of Representatives last week passed a bill taking away local control of that issue. With a plastic bag ban already in effect in Orange Village and a Cuyahoga County ban set to begin Jan. 1, local leaders are c…

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The Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District’s board last week agreed to add $543,000 to the 2020 budget to build tennis courts after residents spoke about the need to make good on a promise to replace the courts eliminated during a project.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — South Main Street residents stood in line after Monday’s Village Council meeting to offer their driveways as locations where police are welcome to park and watch for speeders.

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Treasurer Ashley Brudno presented a five-year financial forecast for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District to the school board recently, focusing on cash flow, improvement projects and the possible need for a levy within the next four years.

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Betty Weibel of Chagrin Falls began volunteering at Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center in the 1990s. Years later, she has written a book centered on a local woman’s inspirational story linked to the help of therapeutic riding.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — In years past, the holiday season and all of its attractions has been sponsored by a single organization. This year, however, it is a collaborative of downtown merchants, arts organizations, civic groups and village government who will make things merry and bright. 

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Developer Robert Vitt was on Tuesday morning’s Architectural Review Board agenda with an application to move the house at 3 W. Summit St. to provide space for a new outbuilding. He left the meeting asking to demolish it instead.

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Two business owners in the Chagrin Valley have teamed up to create a product aimed to convince customers to shop local. The collaboration combines each business’ focus to create what they’re calling the Bangle Clutch, which has garnered enthusiasm from customers already.

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Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District board President Katherine Garvey and Superintendent Robert Hunt reported on the progress of fiscal and educational plans and highlighted continued student success last week.

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Of the 20.4 million living veterans across the nation, several dozen gathered locally with family and friends Monday at Chagrin Falls Fire Station to celebrate Veterans Day. The event was supported by Chagrin Falls VFW Post 12067 and Chagrin Falls American Legion Post 383.

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These firefighters would take the shirt off their back for a good cause, and they did just that recently when they went topless for a much-anticipated G-rated, 18-month calendar featuring members of the Chagrin Falls Suburban Volunteer Fireman’s Association .

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The incarceration of Haitian immigrant Ansley Damus in the Geauga County jail prompted some Chagrin area residents to lend support to the man held for two years under a U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement Agency order.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — With eight people running for seven seats on village council, someone had to lose, and by Tuesday night that was Robert Williams, a former councilman who was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Karl Maersch who resigned earlier this year.

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When Saren Peetz and Ian Phillips moved from Leesburg, Maryland, to Chagrin Falls last summer, they brought the usual household stuff – furniture, kitchen equipment, tons of “miscellaneous” and three beehives with the honeybees in residence.

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Salaries and inflation are major factors driving the budget of the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District, Treasurer and CFO Ashley Brudno said last week.

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When planning their fifth annual Philanthropy Day, Assistant Principal Amanda Rassi said the Chagrin Falls High School seniors decided to give back to the community with a focus on education, which brought some of them close to home at Gurney Elementary School and Chagrin Falls Intermediate …