The Update | Handel’s Launches Horchata Ice Cream; Symphony Children’s Concert

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt will launch a new horchata-flavored ice cream Sept. 24.

Made with sweet cream, cinnamon and milk, the new Horchata ice cream can be enjoyed by the scoop or as a milkshake.

The Canfield-based ice cream stand chain has 116 locations in several states.

On Oct. 1, Handel’s will launch its Hot Apple Dumpling sundae, which was developed with Dimitria Delights, a family-owned bakery in Massachusetts.

It features a puff pastry made by Dimitria Delights filled with caramel and cinnamon-spiced apples, and then topped with a caramel icing drizzle and paired with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon sauce.

Symphony Concert, Program for Children

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Guest conductor Francisco Noya will lead the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra in a 45-minute educational experience for children and students of all ages at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in Powers Auditorium.

He will follow it with a full-length concert for children, titled “Latin Fire, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in Powers.

Tickets are $5 for the Oct. 13 children’s educational event $5, and $20 to $63 (plus applicable fees) for the Oct. 14 concert. Tickets can be purchased at the DeYor Performing Arts Centre box office; by phone at 330 259 9651, and at

Individuals or organizations interested in underwriting the concert or sponsoring tickets for a youth organization can contact the development office at 330 744 0264 or [email protected].

Noya began his professional journey in Venezuela as conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Valencia. After earning degrees in composition and conducting from Boston University, he served as assistant conductor of the Caracas Philharmonic and the Teatro Teresa Carreño. He has led the Empire State Youth Orchestra on European tours and performing at Carnegie Hall and Tanglewood.

He is currently on the conducting faculty at the Berklee College of Music and is the music director of the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra.

Fall Art Lecture Series at The Butler

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Butler Institute of American Art’s fall lecture series will begin Sunday, Sept. 17.

All lectures will be presented by Louis Zona, executive director of the museum, and will take place at 2 p.m. in the museum’s Zona Auditorium. Admission is free.

Lectures will also take place Oct. 1, Oct. 22 and Nov. 19.

Theater Presents ‘Beauty and The Beast Jr.’

SALEM, Ohio – Salem Community Theatre will present a youth production of “Beauty and The Beast Jr.” this weekend.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17.

All tickets are general admission and can be purchased for $14 at or at the box office before each performance.

Joe Augustine Trio to Perform at Museum

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Joe Augustine Trio will perform in Beecher Court at The Butler Institute of American Art from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8.

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance; call 234 228 8555.

Augustine plays piano. He will be accompanied by Dave Morgan on bass and Jim Rupp on drums.

Talent Show Winners Announced

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The winners of the New Wilmington’s Got Talent event, which took place Aug. 25 at Borough Park amphitheater, have been announced.

First place went to Morgan Litz, a first-year student at Westminster College from Wexford, who sang “Pulled” from “The Addams Family” musical.

Second place went to a duo from Wilmington Area High School who performed original rap music (names withheld).

Third place was awarded to Ava Ford, 12, of Edinburg, who sang “Shallow” by Lady Gaga.

The fan favorite went to Henry Pardick, 12, of  New Wilmington, who performed a drum solo.

A total of 12 contestants participated in the event, including singers, a ukulele player and an electric guitar soloist. The judges were Sherie Babb, mayor of New Wilmington; Tim Winfield, chair of the school of music at Westminster College; Allison Ciavarino, principal of Wilmington Area Elementary School; and Todd Cole, president of the New Wilmington Rotary Club. 

Winners received cash prizes through donations from supporters of New Wilmington Arts in the Park.

Method 8 to Show New Film, ‘The Pedagogue’

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Method 8 will screen its newest film, “The Pedagogue,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Holiday Inn.

Written and directed by Brian K. West, who is also the director of Method 8, the 50-minute film is about a teacher who takes an internship in a rundown school district and is informed that one of her students received a perfect score on a random proficiency test.

It draws awareness to the challenges faced in the education system and elucidates the challenges parents and teachers face in crime-riddled areas.

The cast includes West, Rosa Giboyeaux, Malivia Blackmon-Davis, Solomon Kennedy, Frank F. Matthews, Lawrence Wilmering, Tina Schell, KeWon Conner, Andrea Montaz, Victor Arcenio, Tyler A. Smith, Kai Thigpen and Joyce Jones of Tennessee.

Tickets are $30. The event will include special recognition for the actors, food, songs by vocalist Gwendolyn Cheatham, a performance by ventriloquist Levi Elzy Jr., a fashion show by Linda Jennings, a raffle, music videos and the movie. All funds go toward the performing arts programs at Method.

For information or to purchase tickets, go to or text 234 855 7540. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.  

Pictured at top: The new hot apple dumpling being offered by Handel’s.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.