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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Posts, detachments busy places to be

Posts and detachments in the area will be busy places, with members distributing holiday baskets and angel tree gifts during the coming week. Special events like Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve gatherings are planned at most of the posts for the members.
The beginning of a new year is about two weeks away, so remember the troops and their families.
Those of you who are working at the post and detachments giving a Christmas to someone else, take time yourself and have a great holiday season and a safe New Year.

Veterans get help 
with snow removal
Project Evergreen has partnered with BOSS Snowplow to connect military families with snow and ice management professionals and volunteers to provide free snow and ice removal services.
Now beginning its fifth season, SnowCare for Troops will now offer services to wounded and disabled veterans. The snow removal services will be provided for a nine- to 12-month period once a match is made. Active-duty military members are eligible during deployments.
For details about the program, call 877-758-4835 or visit

Legion has hall for rent
American Legion Post 678, 570 E. 328th St. in Willowick, has a hall for rent.
The hall has a capacity for 200 people and is ideal for wedding receptions, parties etc. Photos are available at, or for information, call the post home at 440-943-9659.

Military honor guard available
American Legion Post 459 of Burton-Middlefield has a military honor guard unit that will perform full military honors at the funeral of any honorably discharged service person upon their passing.
The honor guard can be reached at 440-834-8764. If no one answers, please leave a message.

Gunny’s Hall breakfast buffet
Gunny’s Hall, 8720 Twinbrook Drive in Mentor, will host a Sunday breakfast buffet that is open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays between Labor Day and Memorial Day. The cost is $7.50 per person and special orders are available. For details, call the hall at 440-974-9380.

Willoughby post hosts 
fish fry dinner
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, hosts a fish fry every first and third Friday of the month 5 to 8 p.m. A full menu is offered. For details, call 440-951-9233 or stop in at the post for a meal.

Painesville Junior Girls Unit 
serves breakfast
The VFW Post 2595 Junior Girls Unit will host a breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 21 at the post home, 570 Liberty St. in Painesville. Donation is $5 and the breakfast will include scrambled eggs, pancakes and sausage.
The girls, ages 5 through 16, are the daughters, sisters and granddaughters of men and women eligible to join the VFW. Funds raised will be used for the Cancer Aid and Research Program. For details, call the post home at 440-354-9090.

Benefit for Devine family at Willoughby VFW
VFW Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby will host a benefit at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 for the family of Nicole Devine.  Devine was the victim of a homicide in Willoughby in November.
Tickets for the event are $15 and include an Italian dinner, with live musical entertainment. All money raised from the event will go to Nicole’s family to help with expenses.
For details, call the post home at 440-951-9233.

Dinner benefits Gathering of Eagles Air Show
The United States Aviation Museum, sponsor of the Annual Gathering of Eagles air show, will host a pasta dinner at La-Vera Party Center, 32200 Chardon Road in Willoughby Hills, from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7.
Tickets are $30 each. All proceeds will benefit the Gathering of Eagles air show.
For information, call Don Manno at 440-442-4151.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to


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