The Update | Mahoning Avenue Fall Fest Returns; Car Show at Ice House Bar

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Avenue Fall Fest will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mahoning Avenue, between Steel Street and Milton Avenue, on the West Side.

The event, now in its seventh year, seeks to unite the community in support of local businesses and improvements.

It will include vendors offering baked goods, art, crafts, live music and a trash and treasure sale.

Commemorative mugs will be available with certain purchases at Trek Coffee House, Hackett’s Bar and Casa Ramirez Mexican restaurant.

Car Show to Raise Awareness for Prostate Cancer

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health is hosting Man Up Mahoning Valley’s annual Fuel the Fight car show Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ice House Inn, 5516 Webb Road.

This family-friendly event will feature hundreds of collector cars and trucks. Awards will be awarded for Best in Class and Fan Favorite. There will be raffles, and the Austintown Fitch Choir will perform a salute to veterans. There will also be prostate cancer screenings available on-site.

The car show aims to raise awareness for prostate cancer prevention and detection. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Mahoning Valley men, but when caught early is curable. However, there are no signs or symptoms of early prostate cancer. That’s why it is critical that men talk to their doctors about PSA blood tests and prostate exams, and that all men receive an exam every year starting at age 40.

The Man Up Mahoning Valley campaign was designed to educate men and their loved ones about the need for early detection and prostate cancer prevention.

For information about the event or available screenings, call 330 480 2763.

Westminster Wind Ensemble Gets Honor

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster College Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the College Band Directors National Association Eastern Regional Conference at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, in February.

Chosen through a blind selection process, Westminster’s 40-member Wind Ensemble is one of only six bands invited to perform at the conference. Other ensembles performing are from Penn State University, University of Delaware, Dartmouth College, Cornell University and Montclair University. 

“For music at Westminster College, nothing of this stature has been achieved in the past, and I could not be prouder of our student musicians,” said R. Tag Greig, director of the Wind Ensemble. 

Wind Ensemble student musicians are selected each year through an audition process. The ensemble, which performs a variety of challenging established and new works, has received numerous peer-reviewed commendations, most notably three guest appearances at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Conference.

The Wind Ensemble will perform on Friday, Feb. 23, in Bailey Hall on the Cornell University campus.

Lecture on Local League of Women Voters

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Barbara Brothers of the League of Women Voters will explore 90 years of local league history in a presentation she will give at noon Thursday, Sept. 21, at Tyler History Center, downtown.

The free event is part of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Bites and Bits of History lecture series. Guests can bring a lunch.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.