Tuesday Tutorials with Rachelle King

You found the perfect hairstyle, you scheduled an appointment with your stylist, you brought the picture with you and Voila! it’s perfect. You’re on cloud nine, head held high, the compliments are coming — you feel like a million bucks!!

Then it happens…. there you are… in a staredown with yourself in the mirror… trying to get THAT LOOK back! The cut is perfect, but you just can’t make it look like it did when you left the salon… it just won’t work no matter what you do.

If this has ever happened to you then fear not — help is just a class away!! Facet Salon owner and national educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems Rachelle King will help you recreate the looks they do in the salon.

No fancy hocus pocus here, you bring your own hair tools from home and learn how to do-it-yourself. All hair types, lengths and styles welcome. There will be a series of four classes, one per month, each hosted on a Tuesday evening at Facet Salon in Garrettsville from 7 to 8 pm. Classes cost $25 each – package deals and discounts for our bring-a-friend program are available. Space is limited so be sure to call and reserve your space, 330-527-4347.

Schedule Breakdown

September 26 – Bombshell Blowout: from choosing the right product to using a round brush, adding volume and smoothness with the right tools. We are here to guide individuals through the blowout process. Please be sure to bring any brushes or other tools you use at home so that after the tutorial you are ready to recreate salon-style hair.

October 10 – Beachy Waves: learn how to create the tosseled, lived-in curls using your own curling iron or wand as well as the right sections to take your curls to the next level. learn the secrets to making the look last all night. Please be sure to bring any irons/wands or other tools you use at home so that after the tutorial you are ready to recreate salon-style hair.

November 14- Smooth and Sexy: Using a straightening iron to create sooth hair, from straight to even curls. Learn how large a section of hair you need to take and the right thermal products to use. Please be sure to bring any straightening irons or other tools you use at home so that after the tutorial you are ready to recreate salon-style hair.

December 12- Holiday Hair: From pony tails to messy buns that will make all your holiday events fun, we will be discussing the right ponytails holders to use and where you need to secure your hair. Please be sure to bring any tools you use at home so that after the tutorial you are ready to recreate salon-style hair.

Samples and discounted products will be available on the night of classes.
Facet Salon and Day Spa does have discount and lay away plans available on each tutorial night. To register for classes or for more information call Facet Salon at 330-527-4347.

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Angelic Presence Alights in Garrettsville

Garrettsville – Angels everywhere! Once inside Angelic Presence, you’ll find home decor, jewelry, ornaments, figurines, tokens, pictures, bereavement items, statues, metalwork, crystals, stones and countless other gift options related to angels, spirituality and healing. This new gift shop of over 1,000 angels — located in Suite 1 of the Farley Building at 8052 State Street— is co-owned and operated by Vicky Kimble and Cheryl Abraham.

Both women say this shop is an outgrowth of their involvement and leadership in the Garrettsville Spiritual Gathering group (formerly the Metaphysical Chat Group), which meets the last Wednesday of the month at Village Hall to host authors, speakers and presentations pertaining to the spiritual realm.
In addition to their main floor shop, they will host special workshops, classes, presentations and healing work on the upper level. Vicky offers Integrated Energy Therapy, while Cheryl offers Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Intuitive Healing. On October 26 from 6-8pm, Angelic Presence will host Maria Celeste Provenzano Cook, author of What I did to Heal through Cancer, Chemo and Radiation.

When asked what motivated her to open this new business, Vicki said, “I have been talking to angels for a long time, so this is a natural next step in my progression.”
Cheryl is pleased to bring her healing services to a wider clientele through a dedicated space at the shop, “unleashing pathways of the body’s own healing powers” for troubles including stress, migraines, TMJ, cancer/chemo side effects, and the lingering pain from previous physical or emotional trauma.

Officially opening its doors on September 27, Angelic Presence will hold its Grand Opening on October 7, when the first 25 purchasing customers will receive a free gift. There will be finger food and beverages for all, and personalized readings for upstairs visitors.

The shop’s regular hours will be 11am-5pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 11am-7pm on Thursdays. The store phone number is (330) 527-8191. Visit the Angelic Presence page on Facebook for further information.

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“Mourning After” Interprets Buckeye Block Fire in International Art Show

Garrettsville – Anyone who witnessed the Buckeye Block fire of 2014 cannot shake the images of billowing black smoke, raging flames and catastrophic collapse from their mind’s eye. One Garrettsville artist translated those searing images into a quilt created from layered digital photographs of that historic moment. Now, “Mourning After” by Karen Hinkle is on display at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York.

As part of the “Quilts=Art=Quilts 2017” exhibit, it will remain on display from October 28, 2017-January 7, 2018. “Mourning After” — which took form as a five-by-seven-foot, digitally-printed, three-layer machine quilted work featuring colored threads and unique fiber technique — is one of 326 entries that were entered for consideration to the international show. It endures as one of 74 entries by 65 artists accepted for display in the juried exhibition, under the subject, “No one wants this to happen.” Free-hanging in front of the quilt is a billowing panel of organdy, reminiscent of the angry plume of smoke that overtook Hinkle’s view as she approached Garrettsville from south of town on March 22, 2014.

That day remains as a scar in collective memory, when the Great Garrettsville Fire ripped through the Buckeye Block on Main Street, taking with it 14 businesses, a once-familiar skyline, and 160 years of history. More than three years later, all that occupies that space now is a grassy lawn. While a replacement building has been drawn up, plans remain on hold as funding is slow to trickle in for builder Michael Maschek to break ground.

Formerly a Kent resident with a background in special education and an artist mentor at Kent State University, Hinkle says, “I’ve only been here in Garrettsville for 14 years, but I was so moved by the total loss experienced by the store owners and the community on that day. That block used to be bustling with business, especially at my favorite fabric shop.”
Hinkle started working on her quilt concept in the fall following the fire, and completed it within a year. She received a Juror’s Award for her work in a show held at The Gallery at Lakeland Community College in May 2016. The quilt has also appeared in a Canton Art Museum show.

The artist wants her quilt to encourage people to “come closer, pause and study it.” For locals, Hinkle wants her art to encourage them to take a step closer to their memories, pause to value them, then take action toward the rebuilding effort. More than raising funds, Hinkle wants the community to gather together and demand a clearer pathway toward a better future, with answers for questions around the vision and step-by-step plans to make it a reality. While art may be a window to the past, it can also be a stepping stone toward the future.

In order to view “Mourning After” on display, the Scheinfurth Art Center is open Tuesday through Saturdays from 10am to 5 pm; and Sundays 1pm to 5pm, at 205 Genesee Street, Auburn, New York.

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Celebrating 60 Years with the Charles Auto Family

Garrettsville – In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the Charles Auto Family invites the community to join them for a day of fun, food and prizes. Deejay Jason Adkins will oversee the festivities from 10 am to 4pm on Saturday, September 16 at the dealership, located at 10851 North Street in Garrettsville. The Portage County Dog Warden, Jungle Terry Show, The Bob Golic Live Radio Show (WNIR), Mark Angelo Balloon Art, and hourly Cash Cube Drawings will round out the schedule, as visitors reminisce with the Charles Auto Family over hot dogs, brownies and beverages.

The year was 1957. Amherst native Charles Abraham, one of 12 siblings from a poor immigrant family, had just worked his way up to being one of the top car salesmen in northeast Ohio. His decision to purchase his own dealership in Garrettsville eventually ushered in a new era of development in this small rural community, helping to build and develop the Garfield Plaza.

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Charles didn’t stop there. His entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts brought many benefits to the community. Among his many outreach efforts were the contribution of the family meeting room at then Robinson Memorial Hospital; supporting the Garrettsville Police and Fire Departments; and donating the Holy Family Shrine to St. Ambrose Church.

Charles instilled his sense of service into his son, Bruce; the current owner of the dealership. Bruce has continued his father’s work by supporting local youth sports leagues and education programs throughout Portage County and surrounding areas. He also has continued to support several programs his father helped establish, like the Hattie Larlham Golf Classic that takes place annually at Sugar Bush Golf Course.

If you were standing in front of the current Art & Flowers, a local downtown flower shop, during the late summer of 1957, you would be looking into the original showroom of Charles Chevrolet-Oldsmobile. It was Charles’s first big venture, having left his brother’s dealership to establish his own. Commuting more than an hour from Amherst, “My dad didn’t plan on staying long in Garrettsville,” Bruce recalls. “He nearly moved the dealership back to Amherst, but he realized he loved this town too much to leave it. He drove 70 miles each way every day. He was so dedicated to this community, he held every office in town except mayor.”

The dealership stayed at that location for eight years before moving to the current site in 1965. “This was just a mix of residential land, swamp and fields before we broke ground here,” Bruce remembers. The plaza went in around the same time, with the hardware store as the anchor.

Over the years, the dealership has grown and undergone many changes, including renovations and the addition of new brands. However, one thing has stayed the same… the sense of family throughout the business. It was always vitally important to Charles — and still is to Bruce today — to ensure that everyone is treated like family…customers and employees alike. Charles passed away in 2011, but Bruce and his family are proud to carry Charles’s legacy forward. The family business Charles started 60 years ago now has reached its third generation, with Jimmy in finance and Tommy in detailing.

The most recent changes at the dealership include the establishment last year of the detailing shop at the former Mark’s Automotive service center down the street, and the 2014 renovation that updated the look, feel, and technology in the dealership, equipping Charles Auto to ensure serving the area for many years to come.
“Even though this 60th anniversary means I’m getting old, I’m looking forward to spending time with families who have been Charles Auto customers for four to five generations now,” Bruce grins. “So please join us at the dealership on Saturday, September 16th as we celebrate our the customers… We know that without our customers’ patronage, we would not have been able to successfully reach this great milestone of 60 years in business.”

Charles Auto can be reached at www.charlesautofamily.com or by calling (866) 419-9971 or (330) 527-2101.

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Next “Crafting with Marian” Program at Library

Garrettsville Library’s next “Crafting with Marian” will take place on Saturday, September 16 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This meeting will feature a guest crafting enthusiast, Haruhide Osugi. An instructor at Kent State University, Osugi will lead attendees in a program featuring Japanese calligraphy. Learn how to make a lovely, frame-worthy piece of art. All supplies and equipment will be provided. Seats for this program are limited, so call 330-527-4378 for registration- today.

The Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville. Library is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; and closed Thursday and Sunday. For information about library programs and services, visit www.portagelibrary.org.

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Hiram College’s Tech and Trek Experience Begins

Hiram – A $2.1 million gift to Hiram College from alumnus Dean Scarborough ’77 and his wife, Janice Bini, for Tech and Trek sprang into action last week as incoming freshmen picked up their iPad Pro bundles as part of their “Institute Days” orientation. Tech and Trek went campus-wide Sunday, Aug. 27, when Hiram’s entire student body gathered for a daylong celebration that fuses the fanfare with the makings of history. This implementation of an Apple mobile program is the first of its kind to be offered in any four-year college or university in Ohio.

“Hiram is better positioned than any other university in the country to be the place where mobile technology meets mindful technology,” says Hiram President Lori Varlotta, Ph.D. “Tech Trek is one of the most exciting components of the New Liberal Arts for which Hiram will now be known.”

As part of Tech and Trek, all full-time traditional students will receive new iPad Pros, Apple Pencils and keyboards and Vasque hiking boots. The gear, however, only begins to tell the Tech and Trek story. Tech and Trek promotes “mindful technology,” teaching students how to creatively and critically use the contemporary gadgets as learning tools, and when they should consider putting the devices down in a technology timeout.

The spirit of this philosophy underscores the New Liberal Arts, a model that Hiram has introduced and now embodies. Amongst other things, the model structures time for students to get out of their comfort zone and explore the physical and natural world around them. What better way to bring the model to life than by having students join Scarborough and Bini on a 2.3-mile hike near campus at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The official event kickoff followed at 1 p.m. Welcoming remarks were delivered by Varlotta, Scarborough and Bini, and designer/illustrator Aaron Archer, the creative force behind the Hasbro Transformer® toy line, animation and movies, will speak as well. All very fitting, given the transformational nature of the Tech and Trek program.

Students then trekked in groups of 50 to learning/activity stations dotted across campus. There they were able to: bling and personalize their iPads; learn about the Tech and Trek experience at Tech and Trek Central, stationed at the Hiram College Library; discuss mindfulness; and creatively craft transformations of the Hiram Terrier mascot with Archer’s inspiration.
Festivities continued through late afternoon on Sunday when students gathered at Henry Field for a picnic dinner, games and group drone photos to mark this historic event.
“I think [Tech and Trek] is super innovative and will help us go forward,” says freshman Stella Stevens of Garrettsville.
“It’s really cool and definitely different and creative,” adds new freshman Elijah Skaggs of Galion.

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Windham Library Events

Everyone is invited to stop in Windham Library and make a card for Grandparents Day. Ready-made cards will be available to decorate and add a personal touch September 1-8.

Windham Library invites parents to bring their children and teddy bears to “My Teddy & Me” storytime held every Monday, starting September 11, at 10:30 a.m. Storytime is an opportunity for both the parent and child to spend some one-on-one time enriching the child’s environment with stories, music, finger plays and movement.

A fall door hanger with a straw hat and leaves will be available for everyone to make starting September 18th.

For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145. The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive, is open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm-6:30 pm; and closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

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Congressional Advisory: How To Help Disaster Survivors In Texas

The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than during and after a disaster. It is individuals, non-profits, faith- and community-based organizations, private sector partners, and governmental agencies working together that will most effectively and efficiently help survivors cope with the impacts of Tropical Storm Harvey.

Please follow a few important guidelines below to ensure your support can be the most helpful for Tropical Storm Harvey disaster survivors.


The most effective way to support disaster survivors in their recovery is to donate money and time to trusted, reputable, voluntary or charitable organizations.

Cash donations offer voluntary agencies and faith-based organizations the most flexibility to address urgently developing needs. With cash in hand, these organizations can obtain needed resources nearer to the disaster location. This inflow of cash also pumps money back into the local economy and helps local businesses recover faster.

Please do not donate unsolicited goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, medicine, or perishable foodstuffs at this time. When used personal items are donated, the helping agencies must redirect their staff away from providing direct services to survivors in order to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors.

Donate through a trusted organization.  At the national level, many voluntary-, faith- and community-based organizations are active in disasters, and are trusted ways to donate to disaster survivors. Individuals, corporations, and volunteers, can learn more about how to help on the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) website.

In addition to the national members, The Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Texas VOAD) has a list of vetted disaster relief organizations providing services to survivors.  Texas VOAD represents more than three dozen faith-based, community, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations.


The State of Texas is asking volunteers to not self-deploy, as unexpectedly showing up to any of the communities that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey will create an additional burden for first responders.

The National VOAD has also noted the situation may not be conducive to volunteers entering the impacted zone and individuals may find themselves turned away by law enforcement.

To ensure volunteer safety, as well as the safety of disaster survivors, volunteers should only go into affected areas with a specific volunteer assignment, proper safety gear, and valid identification.

At this time, potential volunteers are asked to register with a voluntary or charitable organization of their choice, many of which are already in Texas and supporting survivors on the ground.

The National and Texas VOAD websites are offering links to those who wish to register to volunteer with community- and faith-based organizations working in the field.

Most importantly, please be patient. Although the need is great, and desire to help strong, it is important to avoid donating material goods or self-deploying to help until communities are safe and public officials and disaster relief organizations have had an opportunity to assess the damage and identify what the specific unmet needs are.

Volunteer generosity helps impacted communities heal from the tragic consequences of disasters, but recovery lasts much longer than today. There will be volunteer needs for many months, and years, after the disaster, so sign up now.

Tropical Storm Harvey is still dangerous, with the potential to impact additional areas of Texas and Louisiana. As the situation changes, needs may also change in these areas. Continue monitoring traditional and social media channels to learn more.

If you have any questions, please contact Region V Congressional Affairs.


Download the FEMA App to locate and get directions to open shelters across the state, and receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the United States.

Follow FEMA online at www.fema.gov/blog, www.twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/fema and www.youtube.com/fema. Also, follow Administrator Brock Long’s activities at https://twitter.com/fema_brock. The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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Hiram Farm Family Festival Coming Soon

Quick! Mark your calendar for the Hiram Farm Family Festival, being held at11485 Garfield Rd. (St. Rtes.700 & 82), Hiram Ohio, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., August 26, 2017.
This will be a FREE event, with all sorts of activities—2 bounce houses, hayrides, face painting, music, crafts, visits with farm animals—for the whole family. And there will be lunch and snacks available for purchase.

It will be an opportunity to see the farm, spend a day looking around, and learn who “the farmers” are, as well as what they do there.

It will also be the occasion of the presentation of an award to The Farm from the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, an entity established by a group of finance/insurance professionals and financed through a telethon fundraiser to make awards furthering worthwhile community organizations and programs. From among the fifteen to twenty thousand participants, two local members, Ken Pike and Tyson Vines, will be in attendance to express support for the concept and the activities of The Farm in the form of a three thousand dollar grant ($3000) for their continuation and development. Members of The Farm’s board of directors and superintendent Dave Lundeen will be accepting the generous grant at noon on Saturday, August 26.

You can be part of the festivities. Come on down!

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JA Garfield HS Fall Sports Schedules

Varsity Football
Aug. 18 Mineral Ridge (Scrimmage) 6:00PM
Aug. 25 @ Middlefield Cardinal 7:00PM
Sep. 01 Cuyahoga Heights High School 7:00PM
Sep. 08 @ Berkshire High School 7:00PM
Sep. 15 @ Pymatuning Valley HS 7:00PM
Sep. 22 Windham High School 7:00PM
Sep. 29 Valley Christian (Homecoming) 7:00PM
Oct. 06 @ Crestwood High School 7:00PM
Oct. 13 Mogadore High School 7:00PM
Oct. 20 Rootstown High School 7:00PM
Oct. 27 @ Southeast High School 7:00PM

JV Football
Aug 26 Middlefield Cardinal 10:00AM
Sep 2 @ Cuyahoga Heights HS 10:00AM
Sep. 09 Berkshire High School 10:00AM
Sep. 16 Pymatuning Valley HS 10:00AM
Sep. 23 @ Windham High School 10:00AM
Sep. 30 @ Valley Christian School 10:00AM
Oct. 07 Crestwood High School 10:00AM
Oct. 14 @ Mogadore High School 10:00AM
Oct. 21 @ Rootstown High School 10:00AM
Oct. 28 Southeast High School 10:00AM

Varsity Volleyball
Aug. 22 Newton Falls High School 7:00PM
Aug. 24 Crestwood High School 6:30PM
Aug. 26 @ Cloverleaf High School 8:00AM
Aug. 29 @ Lake Center Christian School 6:30PM
Aug. 31 @ Southeast High School 6:30PM
Sep. 06 @ Western Reserve Academy 6:30PM
Sep. 07 @ Rootstown High School 6:30PM
Sep. 12 Valley Christian School 6:30PM
Sep. 14 Mogadore High School 6:30PM
Sep. 19 @ Crestwood High School 6:30PM
Sep. 21 Lake Center Christian School 6:30PM
Sep. 26 Southeast High School 6:30PM
Oct. 03 Rootstown High School 6:30PM
Oct. 05 @ Valley Christian School 6:30PM
Oct. 09 @ Windham High School 7:00PM
Oct. 10 @ Mogadore High School 6:30PM
Oct. 12 Labrae High School 6:30PM

JV Volleyball
Aug. 22 Newton Falls High School 5:30PM
Aug. 24 Crestwood High School 5:30PM
Aug. 29 @ Lake Center Christian School 5:30PM
Aug. 31 @ Southeast High School 5:30PM
Sep. 02 @ Cloverleaf High School 8:00AM
Sep. 06 @ Western Reserve Academy 5:00PM
Sep. 07 @ Rootstown High School 5:30PM
Sep. 12 Valley Christian School 5:30PM
Sep. 14 Mogadore High School 5:30PM
Sep. 19 @ Crestwood High School 5:30PM
Sep. 21 Lake Center Christian School 5:30PM
Sep. 26 Southeast High School 5:30PM
Sep. 30 @ Middlefield Cardinal 9:00AM
Oct. 03 Rootstown High School 5:30PM
Oct. 05 @ Valley Christian School 5:30PM
Oct. 09 @ Windham High School 5:30PM
Oct. 10 @ Mogadore High School 5:30PM
Oct. 12 Labrae High School 5:30PM

Boy’s Soccer
Aug. 22 Labrae High School 5:00PM
Aug. 29 @ Crestwood High School 7:00PM
Aug. 31 Waterloo High School 5:00PM
Sep. 05 @ Lake Center Christian School 5:00PM
Sep. 07 Rootstown High School 7:00PM
Sep. 09 @ Alliance HS 7:00PM
Sep. 12 @ Southeast High School 5:00PM
Sep. 14 Mineral Ridge High School 7:00PM
Sep. 16 Lake Center Christian School 1:00PM
Sep. 18 @ Middlefield Cardinal 7:00PM
Sep. 21 Crestwood High School 5:00PM
Oct. 03 @ Rootstown High School 5:00PM
Oct. 05 Streetsboro High School 7:00PM
Oct. 07 @ Newton Falls High School 3:00PM
Oct. 10 Southeast High School 7:00PM
Oct. 12 @ Berkshire High School 7:00PM

Girl’s Soccer
Aug. 18 @ Berkshire High School 5:00PM
Aug. 29 @ Crestwood High School 5:00PM
Aug. 31 @ Field High School 7:00PM
Sep. 02 Valley Christian School 10:00AM
Sep. 05 Lake Center Christian School 5:00PM
Sep. 07 Rootstown High School 5:00PM
Sep. 09 @ Alliance HS 5:00PM
Sep. 12 @ Southeast High School 7:00PM
Sep. 16 @ Lake Center Christian School 1:00PM
Sep. 19 @ Valley Christian School 5:00PM
Sep. 21 Crestwood High School 7:00PM
Sep. 28 Bristol High School 5:00PM
Oct. 03 @ Rootstown High School 7:00PM
Oct. 05 Streetsboro High School 5:00PM
Oct. 07 @ Newton Falls High School 1:00PM
Oct. 10 Southeast High School 5:00PM

Co-Ed Cross Country
Aug. 26 @ Billy Goat Challenge TBA
Aug. 31 @ Oscar Grant Invitational 3:30PM
Sep. 09 @ Ray Sweeney Invitational 10:00AM
Sep. 12 @ PTC Super Duals 4:30PM
Sep. 16 @ Spartan Invitational 9:00AM
Sep. 23 @ Cardinal Invitational 9:00AM
Oct. 07 @ Legends Meet 9:00AM
Oct. 14 @ PTC Tournament 9:00AM

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