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Sing Along With Soaring Music

26 Dec , 2017  

Area residents are encouraged to prolong Christmas by participating in great music performed in a unique setting.

On December 29, Mid Ohio Opera will be hosting a “Sing-Along” of Handel’s oratorio, Messiah, at First United Methodist Church in downtown Mansfield. More…

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Find A Christmas Eve Service

24 Dec , 2017  

Christmas Eve 2017 falls on a Sunday, which makes for interesting service time schedules for Mansfield’s Christian faith communities. Most churches are holding at least two services that day, one in the morning and a second in the evening; a few are also holding Christmas services on Saturday.

Here is a current list of known Christmas services. If you have one we can add to this list, please send it to: 1812blockhouse@gmail.com. We will be updating and re-publicizing this list through Saturday. Services are on Sunday unless otherwise noted. More…

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Holidays, Schools

Festive Assembly Sends Malabar Students Off On Holiday Break

22 Dec , 2017  

Many of the Malabar Intermediate School staff were in holiday costumes Tuesday morning, continuing the tradition of sending students into winter break with lots of smiles and laughter.

“The kids enjoy it. We all have a lot of fun. But soon we will get down to work in each classroom,” Principal Andrea Moyer said. More…

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A Richland County Gift Guide

10 Dec , 2017  

With just two weeks to go until Christmas Eve, many Mansfield area residents are still gift shopping for friends and family. Destination Mansfield has shared a number of suggestions for items you might consider close to home, right here in Richland County: More…

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Give A Gift Of The Ohio Outdoors

8 Dec , 2017  

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season continues in December, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has several opportunities to make gift giving a little easier this year. Why not give the gift of the great outdoors? Consider giving a gift that will encourage family members and friends to spend time outside and enjoy the beauty and fun that nature in Ohio has to offer.

Ohio State Parks Gift Cards and Gift Certificates

An Ohio State Parks gift card or gift certificate (click to access) makes a perfect present for anyone who appreciates the great outdoors right here in the Buckeye State. Gift cards or gift certificates can be used at Ohio State Parks for overnight stays, allowing the recipient to enjoy a favorite state park or visit a new one! Gift cards or gift certificates may be redeemed for camping, getaway rentals, cabin rentals or in most of Ohio’s state park lodges. People may also use gift cards or gift certificates at state operated retail stores, for golfing at our six public courses at Ohio State Parks, or for boat rentals at many state park marinas. Available in any denomination and with no expiration date, gift cards and gift certificates may be purchased online at parks.ohiodnr.gov/giftcards. Gift cards may also be purchased at any state park office or by calling 866-644-6727.

Wild Ohio Magazine

The Wild Ohio Magazine (click to access) provides readers with an entertaining look into Ohio’s wildlife and conservation activities. The magazine is delivered six times per year, one of which is a calendar edition. The cost is $5 per year for those who purchase at a license vendor or online through the Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System or $10 with a mail-in form. This subscription makes a great gift for people who love the outdoors.

Wildlife Gift Certificates

Gift certificates can be purchased through Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System (click to access). Recipients can use the certificates to purchase licenses, permits, the Wild Ohio magazine and wetland and legacy stamps. Gift certificates can be purchased for any amount and are valid one year from the date of purchase. Wildlife gift certificates can only be purchased and redeemed online.

Legacy Stamps

Buying and giving an Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp (click to access) allows wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to directly impact the future of Ohio’s native wildlife. The stamp proceeds go to the Endangered Species and Wildlife Diversity Fund and support: habitat restoration; land purchases and conservation easements; endangered and threatened native species; educational products for students and wildlife enthusiasts; and wildlife and habitat research projects. The individual purchasing an Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp for $15 will receive a collectible stamp, window cling and commemorative card, and the stamps can be purchased at Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System. Showing your Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp at eight state park lodges can earn a 25 percent discount on lodge rooms for weekday stays, and the stamp holder must be present to receive this coupon.

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It’s Christmas Time In Mansfield – England, That Is

6 Dec , 2017  

Mansfield’s Sister City in the United Kingdom – Mansfield, England – has much in common with its Ohio counterpart. Both are pulling out the stops for the holiday season with a community tree lighting as a centerpiece. More…

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Choral Concert At St. Peter’s

6 Dec , 2017  

The 2017-2018 St. Peter’s Music Series continues with a seasonal favorite.

The St. Peter’s Choir is well known for its Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols.  This semi-annual holiday favorite will again be performed on Sunday, December 17, at 3:00 PM.

This service is a very prayerful and inspiring way to prepare for the holiday season.  Take some time away from the hustle and bustle to spend some time feeding your spirit! More…

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Stay Festive, Stay Safe, Stay Inexpensive

4 Dec , 2017  

This time of year, many Ohio families begin putting up decorations to celebrate the holidays. Decorations help make the season bright, but can also create safety hazards. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) offers some tips to ensure a safe and energy efficient holiday season. More…

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Award Winning Gingerbread Enhanced With Candy Canes

3 Dec , 2017  

It took them a week and a half but the talents of three Mansfield Senior High culinary arts students produced an award-winning gingerbread house at the recent IX Christmas Connection in Cleveland.

Juniors Le’Daeja Lindsay, Gina King and Deajah Haney earned second place among approximately 18 entries at the IX Center – and a $300 check for the culinary arts program. More…

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Record Crowd Watches Tree Lighting

2 Dec , 2017  

A larger number of onlookers sang, snuggled, and said “Ah!” this evening as the official community Christmas Tree was switched on at Richland Carrousel Park.

The number was up from that of the year before, not only attending the tree lighting itself, but in going up and down adjacent streets to visit local shops and eateries. Both Element of Art studio and Susy’s Smokeroom at City News had musical acts performing, the latter hosting local band S’yVelt. More…

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Mansfield City Schools Holiday Concert Schedule

2 Dec , 2017  

A series of holiday concerts involving each of the buildings in Mansfield City Schools will begin next week. Following is the list of programs, all free and open to the public: More…

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Cookies With Santa

1 Dec , 2017  

Mayor Tim Theaker and the City of Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department have announced that the 2nd Annual Cookies with Santa will be held at the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center on Saturday, December 16 from 2PM-5PM. The Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center is located at 445 Bowman Street.

Cookies with Santa will have many fun activities for the kids to enjoy: Photos with Santa and his elves, decorating cookies, a hot chocolate bar, and fire truck wagon rides. More…

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