July 2019 eGrapevine Newsletter
Summer Concerts
It’s time for music under the stars! It’s time for Summer Concerts! 

Relax and enjoy free live music at our CONCORD JAMS Summer Concert Series, every Thursday evening at 7pm at the Town Hall Gazebo!  

July 11 – The POP Tarts
July 18 – Abbey Rodeo
July 25 – Chardon Polka Band
September 12 - Horsefeathers (rescheduled due to rain out)
September 19 – BlackJack Gypsies (rescheduled due to rain out)

Concerts begin at 7pm at the Gazebo at Town Hall, 7229 Ravenna Road.

Enjoy dinner and dessert from Nick’s Gyro’s and East Coast Custard, and peruse beautiful handmade jewelry for sale.

If a concert is postponed due to weather, signs will be posted at Town Hall and a notification will be posted on Facebook at Concord Township, Lake County Ohio.

Thank you to our summer concert sponsors!
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CT Consulting
Concord Community Day and Safety Day
Save the weekend of August 10 & 11 for two days of family-friendly fun at Concord Community Day on Saturday, August 10 and Fire Safety Day on Sunday, August 11. Both events take place on the Town Hall Campus at 7229 Ravenna Road.

Scholarship applications and Citizen of the Year Nominations are still being accepted.

Sponsorship opportunities are also still available and donations for the Chinese Raffle are gratefully accepted at the Community Center, 7671 Auburn Road

For more information or to volunteer at the event, contact the Recreation Department at Recreation@concordtwp.com , call 440-639-4650 or visit concordtwp.com .
Princess Diana

Check out the programs offered at the Concord Community Center in July for our 55+ friends!

July 3 at Noon – Independence Day Picnic : Enjoy a catered luncheon and live music by Flashbaxx! (pre-registration required, $8 per person)

July 15 at 6pm – The Life and Times of Princess Diana, part 1 : Flamboyant historian Susan Cannavino presents fascinating information about Lady Di. The second part of this 2-part presentation takes place on August 12. (Free)

July 17 at 1:30pm – The History of League Park : Author Ken Krsolovic talks about Cleveland baseball history captured in his new book. Wear Tribe gear! (Free)

Concord Neighborhood HOA Tournament
Softball Tournament
Calling all Concord Township Neighborhoods! Enter a team in the annual Labor Day Softball Tournament today! 

The tournament is scheduled for the weekend of Aubust 31 through September 2. For Concord residents only, players must be at least 16 years old. 

Teams are co-ed and the structure is double elimination. Contact Recreation@concordtwp.com for call 440-639-4650 for details. 
open house sign
Please stay tuned for updates on the fire department facility project and save the date for the upcoming fire station open houses. In addition, our doors are always open for drop in tours. 

We encourage questions and input on the facility project to be directed to Fire Chief Matt Sabo 440-354-7503 or firechief@concordtwp.com

Follow us on Facebook at @concordtwpfd and on the Concord Twp website for updates.
The maintenance of the cemetery is an ongoing process, however, due to the rain the process has been delayed. The cemetery staff will continue to work hard on the upkeep of the cemetery.
Have a wonderful and safe summer!

For additional assistance contact Karen Warner, Cemetery Sexton at 440-354-7518, Cindy Sadler, Cemetery Assistant at 440-354-7517 or Debbie Powall, Cemetery Assistant at 440-354-7501.
The Value of Trees
The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. U.S. Department of Agriculture

If you plant a tree today on the west side of your home, in 5 years your energy bills should be 3% less. In 15 years the savings will be nearly 12%. Dr. E. Greg McPherson, Center for Urban Forest Research

Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20 percent. Management Information Services/ICMA

One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people. U.S. Department of Agriculture

Trees can be a stimulus to economic development, attracting new business and tourism. Commercial retail areas are more attractive to shoppers, apartments rent more quickly, tenants stay longer, and space in a wooded setting is more valuable to sell or rent. The Arbor Day Foundation

The planting of trees means improved water quality, resulting in less runoff and erosion. This allows more recharging of the ground water supply. Wooded areas help prevent the transport of sediment and chemicals into streams. USDA Forest Service

In laboratory research, visual exposure to settings with trees has produced significant recovery from stress within five minutes, as indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension. Dr. Roger S. Ulrich Texas A&M University
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