July 2021 e-Grapevine
Happy Independence Day!
Trustees Corner
A Message from the Concord Township Trustees
 
June was a busy month in Concord! Our Concord Jams concert series is back and very well attended. Make sure you get a chance to come out and listen to some great music and relax by the gazebo this summer. 
 
Our Trustees have been working on the many different projects in the community: The fire station construction is moving along. The Owner’s Representative for the project has begun reviewing construction drawings and mapping out a plan to put the project out for bid. Be sure to tune into the trustee meetings live on our Facebook page or watch the recorded versions on the website to get updates.
 
The Crile Road widening will begin July 6th, with continued access to all businesses. Traffic flow will be single lane southbound and maintained at all times. We are told by the county engineers that this will be a six-eight week project providing Mother Nature cooperates. Please drive safely through that area during construction.
 
We are looking forward to doing some shopping at Lucky’s Market. The job fair was a success and Lucky’s will be opening in August!
 
Anyone up for Pickleball? Many of our residents are excited about the two new Pickleball courts. A very generous Concord Township resident made this project possible with their kind donation of $11,000. The courts will be located at the Town Hall grounds and will be completed by late August. So brush up on the game rules or learn how to play and join in playing the fastest growing sport in the nation.
 
We are pleased to announce that Trustee, Morgan McIntosh, was selected by the Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs to attend the Public Leadership Academy for Elected Officials July 12-16th, 2021. “It is an honor to have been chosen to represent Concord Township at this academy. I am excited for the learning experiences as well as building relationships with colleagues and discovering new ways to improve our township,” said Morgan McIntosh, Concord Township Trustee. Good luck to Morgan as he represents Concord at the elite Academy. 
 
Have a safe and happy 4th of July! Let freedom ring!
Concord Jams Schedule
Save the date: August 5th!
Boom!
August 5th is our final summer concert and we're amping it up! Get your Polka on with Patty C and the guys from 6-8pm, followed by the Awards Ceremony announcing the 2021 Citizen of the Year and two scholarship award winners.  

Afterward, DJ Ben Ricci takes the stage around 8pm playing popular tunes for karaoke and taking requests for dedications. Throughout the evening, kids are welcome to enjoy a special children's activity area. Everyone is invited to peruse the gift-packed Chinese raffle baskets and grab dinner from Frank's Brats and the Fired Up Taco Truck. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat from East Coast Custard and kettle corn! The evening ends with a BANG after the raffle drawing with our annual fireworks display around 10pm! Want to sign up to sing a karaoke song or sell your handmade crafts at the August 5th event? Contact the Recreation Department at 440-639-4650.
Classes at the Concord Community Center
  • Tennis Camp (for kids)
  • Baton Twirling (for kids)
  • Family Music Time (live music experience)
  • Martial Arts
  • POUND!
  • Yoga Pilates Fusion
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Intro to the Seven Chakras
  • Using the Seven Chakras
  • Ready for Retirement
Tennis Camp
Family Music Time

To sign up for Recreation classes and programs visit  https://concord.recdesk.com/Community/Program or call 440-639-4650 for personal assistance.
Old Stone School Open House
Old Stone School sketch
Join Old Stone School Docent and Curator Dan Maxson on July 3 from 3-5pm as he provides guests with a personally guided tour of Concord's little gem of a schoolhouse. New displays include the Concord Consolidated School Years, Elga Pomeroy and the results of the 1841 election.
Senior Socials at the Concord Community Center
Lake History
July 7 at 1pm: Performance by the Showbiz Kids

July 21 at 1pm: Presentation on Lake County Summers Gone By 

Call the Recreation Department at 440-639-4650 to reserve your seat and treat.
Bicentennial News
Images of America
Concord Township will celebrate its Bicentennial year in 2022! Planning is underway for a year filled with programs and events to honor our extraordinary community. 
 
  • An Images of America Book on Concord Township will be available for sale in mid-August. Order your copy today!
  • Get your original Concord Township History Coloring book, filled with sketches of iconic Concord locations.
  • Get information on sponsoring a Bicentennial event or program

For assistance with all of the above, simply contact the Recreation Department at 440-639-4650 or email  Recreation@concordtwp.com.
Celebrate Concord Township
Where History Never Grows Old
This month, we feature pictures that depict Concord's sense of community throughout the years.
Concord Community Day Parade
In 1971, Concord families gathered for the township’s first Concord Community Day. A simple country celebration, it included family games, a hot dog roast and a fire-hose battle. In 1975, Community Day included a dedication ceremony for a structural addition to town hall and the very first Community Day Parade. Despite a torrential rain, the parade commenced in the Quail Hollow parking lot, proceeding eastward to Town Hall.
Community Day Parade
Camp Klein
Camp Klein
Dr. John Flynn, Dr. Clarence LaRue and News Company owner George Klein purchased 157 acres in Concord in 1952 and established Camp Klein. Sponsored by the Methodist Church, the camp flourished through the 1960’s and 70’s, but waning popularity of camps in the 1980’s and ensuing financial hardship in the 90’s resulted in its sale. The property now is part of Lake Metroparks.
Lohiser’s Store
Lohiser's Store
The Lohiser family owned and operated of a variety of small businesses in Concord since the 1930’s. The first business operated by Richard Lohiser Sr. was a door-to-door grocery truck, soon followed by the construction of Lohiser’s Market in the front yard of their home near the corner of Ravenna and Girdled Roads in 1939. Richard Lohiser Jr. operated a family-owned gas station in 1956, a used car lot in the mid-1960’s with his brother Stewart, and Lohiser Oil Company from 1979-1998. Richard and Stewart were also involved in the midget racing car circuit and began racing cars in the 1950’s and 1960’s, turning the hobby into a business for 22 years. Their Olds F-85 powered midget racer once led the circuit in national championship points in 1965 and was a favorite compact sprint car at the Lake County Fair. Photo courtesy of Dick and Jean Lohiser
Seeking Nominations and Team Members!
Concord Township is currently accepting nominations for 2021 Citizen of the Year and applications for two Scholarship Awards in the amount of $1,000 each. Hurry! The deadline to submit forms is July 9!

 
The Recreation Department is hiring! Become a member of an epic team! We are seeking a Program Coordinator to assist with programs and events as we head into our Bicentennial year. We are also seeking Facility Attendants, who manage the building during classes and events on weeknights and weekends. For more information, contact Recreation Director Debra Esker at 440-639-4652 or email desker@concordtwp.com.
Spotlight on a Local Non-Profit Group
Lake Health
Lake Health needs volunteers! Make new friends, develop new skills and make a difference by volunteering in the gift shop, patient transport, pet therapy, visitation, registration and more. 

Call Lake Health Volunteer Services at 440-354-1665 for details.
Fireworks Safety
Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays. The only safe way to view fireworks is to attend a professional show. With many professional firework shows being canceled this year, it is important to know that fireworks are not safe in the hands of consumers. Fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year.

A few ideas to get into the patriotic spirit, without fireworks:
  1. Use glow sticks, they glow in the dark and are a safe alternative to a sparkler. Fun for all ages.
  2. Loud and proud. Noise makers are sure to make a statement. They can be found at local party supply stores or make your own.
  3. Outdoor movie night. Set up a screen and projector. Don’t forget the bugspray!
  4. Red, white and blue silly string…fun for all ages. 
  5. Make a patriotic craft with the family.
  6. Throw a birthday party for the USA, and don’t forget the cake.
Visit Concord Township's website for more summer safety information from the Concord Fire Department!
Garage Sale
Garage Sales. As some residents may be preparing to hold a garage sale in the upcoming months, please keep in mind the following zoning requirements pertaining to garage sales and allowable temporary signs:
 
  • Garage sales shall not occur any more than 3 times in any 12 month period, for no more than 72 hours for each event.
  • One temporary sign promoting a garage sale or other similar household sale is allowed, provided such sign is located on the property on which such sale will occur.
  • In addition, one off-site directional sign is allowed, with the permission of the off-site property owner.
  • Signs must be located at least 10 feet from the road right-of-way and 10 feet from side property lines.
  • Signs cannot be posted on utility poles, street signs, traffic control devices, or within any public right-of-way.
 
While a permit is not required for temporary garage sale signs, any sign not displayed in accordance with these requirements will be removed by the Zoning Department. Good luck with your sales and have a safe and happy summer!

Please contact the Zoning Office with any questions at 354-7505 or 354-7506 or visit the Township website at www.concordtwp.com for more information.
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