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BUSINESS UPDATES | Baird Brothers products used in historic preservation project

Also among today's business updates: Shelby’s Sugar Shop; Cricket Wireless; Community Legal Aid; and Jewish Community Center of Youngstown.
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Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods in Canfield. (Contributed photo)

CANFIELD — Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods, 7060 Crory Road, was highlighted again by “This Old House” in the digital reveal of its Seaside Victorian home restoration project. 

The property, located in Narragansett, R.I., previously had been abandoned but was restored and chronicled on the 42nd season of “This Old House.”

Sweenor Builders, who has worked with “This Old House” and Baird Brothers on several occasions, led the restoration project, using products made by Baird Brothers.

“We’ve had the opportunity to work with Jeff Sweenor on several occasions, and his team’s level of craftsmanship is exceptional,” Steve Stack, director of new business development at Baird Brothers, said in a news release. “I mean, they have their own millwork and custom cabinetry shop connected to their office — it doesn’t get much better than that.”

The Seaside Victorian project spanned numerous episodes of “This Old House’s” 42nd season, with much of the renovation taking place under COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that included protective gear and new worksite guidelines.

For more information and interior pictures of the completed Seaside Victorian project, click here.

Shelby’s Sugar Shop to donate sales to children’s mental health program

BOARDMAN — In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Shelby’s Sugar Shop at Southern Park Mall is donating 15 percent of total net sales in May to the On Our Sleeves program.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s On Our Sleeves is a movement to transform children’s mental

health through education, advocacy and research. Its mission is to provide every community in the country with free resources necessary for breaking child mental health stigmas and educating families and advocates.

“During Mental Health Awareness Month and throughout the year, we understand the

importance of equipping Valley families and children with the resources to understand and take

care of their mental health,” Brian Gabbert, general manager of Southern Park Mall, said in a news release. “We’re proud to bring this partnership to life and to further serve our community with these valuable resources.”

New Cricket Wireless store opens in Boardman

BOARDMAN — A new Cricket Wireless store has opened in Boardman at 229 Boardman-Canfield Road.

“Our goal is to give customers something to smile about,” Andy Cook, market director for Cricket Wireless, said in a news release. “That’s why we deliver a simple, smart wireless experience that people deserve.”

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Community Legal Aid honors Volunteers of the Year

Community Legal Aid, a nonprofit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income individuals and families in central northeast Ohio, is honoring attorneys who demonstrate a commitment to serve and strengthen their communities by participating in the Volunteer Legal Services Program. 

In Mahoning County, Legal Aid is recognizing Shirley Christian as Volunteer of the Year. She has been active in the Volunteer Legal Services Program for more than 13 years, helping clients through clinic programs and direct representation. She provides assistance on matters such as consumer debt, custody/visitation and record sealing. 

Christian graduated from Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University and is a member and past president of the Mahoning County Bar Association. She serves as chairperson of the Grievance Committee and is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Christian serves as a member of Youngstown Air Reserve Station Community Council. She also serves as the vice president of the Board for the Lucy Beuchner Foundation and the first vice president of Youngstown Lions Club, and is a member of the finance committee at Saint Jude Church.

This year, Legal Aid is recognizing a group of attorneys as the Volunteers of the Year in Trumbull County for their service at the Clarence Darrow Court Clinic, which currently operates virtually. The following attorneys are being honored: Pat Duricy, Shayla Schoder, Charlie Wilson, Theodore Oltmann, Fritz Coombs, Cherie Howard, Heather Steele, Dawn Chapman, Jane Davis, Richard Schwartz, Bill Flevares, Elise Burkey, Michael Rossi, Curt Bogen, J.P. Morgan and Mike Buzulencia

At the clinic, volunteers help clients address housing- and debt-related legal concerns.

JCC of Youngstown seeks senior camp counselors 

YOUNGSTOWN — Senior counselors are needed for Camp JCC at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane.

Camp JCC is looking for staff members who like being outdoors and enjoy working with kids. Senior counselors must be high school graduates and age 18 or older. All staff members must undergo pre-employment background checks and drug screening, and be available to work eight out of the 10 weeks from June 7 to Aug. 13.

Camp JCC is for children in grades kindergarten through 8. Multiple activities are offered throughout the day, including arts and crafts, sports, cooking, swimming, and more. Specialty camps are available for various interests.

To apply, click here.

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