Around Edinburg: Join the Kid Watch team to help Edinburg parents, plus news of upcoming Edinburg events

Cathy Klein and her popup bookstore. Submitted photo

Kid Watch is currently hiring child care providers for before- and/or after-school care. Kid Watch is located at the Edinburg United Church at 4081 Rock Spring Rd.

It provides before-school care beginning at 6 a.m. and after-school care until 6 p.m. Benefits include free care for your children, paid training and professional development and paid background checks, with starting pay at $10.30 per hour. Call Shelly at (330) 850-5008 for more information.

If you are interested in how the township is run or would like to ask questions of township trustees, a great time to do that is at their monthly meetings held at Edinburg Town Hall at 6856 Tallmadge Rd. Meetings take place at 7:30 p.m. every second-to-last Thursday of the month. 

I had the privilege of working the polls for the last election held at the beginning of August, and I have to say that I had a great time. I enjoyed learning about the voting process and seeing everyone in the community at the polls casting their ballots.

If this is something you might consider doing in the future, contact the Portage County Board of Elections at (330) 297-3511. It’s a great way to be involved.

Did you know that Stahl’s Farm Market also has another location where you can go to pick your own apples? There are still four weekends to take advantage of this fun fall activity: Sept. 23 and 24 are Jonathan, Jonagold and Red Delicious; Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 are Golden Delicious and Mutsu; Oct. 7 and 8 are Melrose and Ida Red; and the last weekend to pick is Oct. 14 and 15 for Fuji and picker’s choice. Bags are provided, and it’s $14 for a half-bushel. Picking hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; the farm is located at 10780 N. Johnson Rd., North Benton.

Mark your calendars for Friday, Oct. 20 to attend a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle to help support the Portage County Water Rescue Team. Funds will be used to purchase ice rescue suits to help ensure that rescuers are getting to the victim faster and safer. They will also be used for communication equipment to better communicate with the team and other agencies in the county during emergencies. The benefit dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Palmyra United Methodist Church at 3968 State Route 225. The cost of the dinner is $10 per person and $5 for kids who are under 5 years old.

This month, I am celebrating the one-year anniversary of my bookshop, Books a Go Go. From the time I was a teenager, I always have wanted to own a bookstore, so I am thrilled that my dream is coming true and having success. Check out my website at or my Instagram or Facebook page @booksagogostore to find out where I will be set up next as well as special promotions, and I hope to chat books with you soon. Happy reading!

Don’t forget to send information to my email at [email protected] by the second Wednesday of the month to be included in the column — and thank you.

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