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Local Entrepreneur Kindles Season of Giving

Mayor declares December 10th "John Schmitt Day" in Cuyahoga Falls.Prompting an early start to the season of giving, hundreds of area patients received the gift of life from blood donations collected during a recent Red Cross blood drive at the Natatorium. For their efforts, 148 presenting donors received a coupon for a free, six-inch SUBWAY® sandwich.


Beginning on Wednesday, January 9th, just in time for those New Year's Resolutions, the Natatorium will be offering a 12-week Winter Weight Loss Clinic. Each Wednesday evening, from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, you will meet for a lecture (topics to be listed later in this article), and a complete CycleOps Power Training workout with a certified instructor.What makes this plan so different from other plans that you've tried and failed?


RecPerks! CARDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE NATATORIUM!The RecPerks! Value Card will continue throughout 2008! When you purchase or renew Water Works or Natatorium annual memberships, you will receive a RecPerks! card redeemable for discounts and special offers at all Parks and Recreation Facilities, The Natatorium, Brookledge Golf Club, Water Works Family Aquatic Center, Downview Sports Center and the Quirk Cultural Center! Your RecPerks! card is available at a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level. The more memberships you purchase or renew, the more dollar value you receive!

Official 2008 City Calendars To Be Available

The Official 2008 City of Cuyahoga Falls' City Services Calendar will be available beginning December 17th. This calendar contains valuable information for residents throughout the year. Be sure to pick up your free copy of the calendar at any of these locations beginning December 17th, while supplies last:

City Hall - Utility Billing Office, Mayor's Office, Switchboard

Fire Station 1

Electric Dept.


Quirk Cultural Center

Downview Sports Center

Acme #10 (State Road) Acme #12 (Bailey Road)

Circle K (4th St)

City Leaf Pickup Program EXTENDED Through Dec. 3rd

Mayor Don L. Robart has announced the extension of the Leaf Pickup program to December 3rd due the large amount of trees in the city that have not dropped their leaves. Please note that the regular leaf program schedule is still in effect through November 30th and will still need to be followed.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Mayor Don Robart officially kicks off the winter season with the 4th Annual Opening Celebration of the Ice Rink at Falls River Square on Saturday, November 24, 2007 from 12 noon until 9:00 pm.

"This year is bigger and better than ever!" commented Mayor Robart "From free train rides outside on the FRS Express to complimentary pictures with Santa in the Pavilion, opening day promises to be one spectacular event!"

The fun begins at 12 noon as the Mayor welcomes winter on the ice rink. Exciting events are planned for the entire day including:

Ice Rink Opens at Falls River Square

Mayor Don Robart officially kicks off the winter season with the 4th Annual Opening Celebration of the Ice Rink at Falls River Square on Saturday, November 24, 2007. The ice rink will be open 7 days a week through the holiday and winter break season.

Public Rain Garden Meeting Held By City

In 2004, the City of Cuyahoga Falls submitted a grant request to purchase homes in the 6th and 7th Street area, which have endured repetitive flooding for numerous years. The grant application was approved in September of 2006 and the City recently purchased four homes on 6th and 7th Street between Silver Lake Blvd. and Lincoln Ave., with plans to demolish the homes and create a large-scale rain garden in their place.

2nd Annual Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival

Blossom Music Center will brighten the holiday season with a spectacular drive-through festival of twinkling lights! The 2nd annual Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival presented by Marc's and sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital will be open seven days a week November 15, 2007 through January 6, 2008 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

October 4th Red Cross Blood Drive Results


Goal: 111 pints

Donors presented: 148

Donated pints: 129

First-time donors: 12

Thanks to John Schmitt of the Natatorium Subway® for the delicious Subway® sub incentive to donate and to the 52 City employees (4 first-time donors) and 77 community members (8 first-time donors) who donated blood!