The Update | Italian Food Trail Program Returns; Canfield Fair Sets Job Fair

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull County Tourism’s popular Italian Food Trail program, featuring over 60 food sites and restaurants, is back.

To participate, download the mobile passport at by July 25 and explore the restaurants and eateries through Dec. 31.

Participants will be automatically entered to win a $50 gift card to one of the sites. The first 100 people with verified check-ins with the mobile pass at five different locations by Nov. 30 will win an Italian Food Trail baseball cap.

Canfield Fair Job Fair Is Saturday

CANFIELD, Ohio – A job fair for the 2022 Canfield Fair will take place Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fairgrounds event center.

The fair will take place Aug. 31 to Sept. 5. Positions to be be filled include parking, gate admissions and ushers. All applicants are required to attend the job fair.

Carillon Concerts at Westminster College

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The 2022 Carillon Summer Concert Series at Westminster College will welcome four guest carillonneurs to perform on the college’s 42-bell Duff-Armington Memorial Carillon throughout the month of July.

All concerts begin at noon and are free and open to the public. Seating is available on the quad outside of Old Main. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and lunch to enjoy during the concerts. In the event of inclement weather, seating will be available in Wallace Memorial Chapel.

The series opens today with a performance by Elisa Tersigni, who began playing the carillon only seven years ago while completing her doctoral degree at the University of Toronto. Currently studying with noted carillonneur Eddy Marien at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, she has performed in Belgium, the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Japan.

Wade FitzGerald will be the featured carillonneur on Friday, July 15. FitzGerald began studying the carillon in 2016 with Laura Ellis at the University of Florida, where he earned degrees in music and biology.

Polish carillonneur Anna Kasprzycka will perform on Friday, July 22. A carillonneur of the 17th century Parrochialkirche in Berlin, she is noted for performing world premieres of music by contemporary performers.

Andrea McCrady will be the final featured carillonneur on Friday, July 29. Since 2008, McCrady has served as Dominion Carillonneur of the Peace Tower Carillon, which she plays every weekday.

One of only 55 college carillons nationwide, Westminster’s bells — 42 in all — are an integral part of campus life. In addition to ringing the “Westminster Chime” every quarter hour throughout the day, the carillon is regularly played by Paula Kubik, Westminster organist.

Documentary on Ohio and Erie Canal

KENT, Ohio – Over nearly two centuries, the Ohio and Erie Canal evolved from a significant transportation route to an important civic asset. A new documentary, “The Ohio & Erie Canal,”  tells the story of its construction in the early 1800s and its ensuing history.

Produced by Larry Baker of Chagrin Falls, the half-hour production will premiere exclusively on PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1)  on Tuesday, July 12, at 8 p.m.

Early visionaries understood that development of the city of Akron would require the ability to transport goods from there to Cleveland. Through perseverance and ingenious engineering, the canal route was built and in 1827, the first boat passed through it.

Almost immediately the canal enabled all kinds of industries to flourish using its route. The project greatly contributed to Ohio’s rise to industrial prominence.

The documentary tells of life along and on the canal for people and businesses. It also chronicles its decline, demise and then redevelopment as a natural and recreational resource.

Scottish Fiddling Concerts at Amphitheater

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.  – Westminster College’s Strathgheny School of Scottish Fiddling will host two free concerts in July at the New Wilmington Borough Amphitheater.

An Instructors’ Concert will take place at 8 p.m., Monday, July 11, and will feature Melinda Perttu, associate professor of music at Westminster and director of the Strathgheny School of Scottish Fiddling; Daniel Perttu, professor of music at Westminster; and guest fiddle instructor David Gardner of Williamsburg, Va.

The Strathgheny Fiddlers Concert featuring student participants will take place at 8 p.m., Friday, July 15.

Pictured at top: Participants in the Trumbull County Italian Food Trail use an app to log their visits.

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