Around Streetsboro by Karyn Hall

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Does climbing 38 flights of stairs sound like an adventure? (I don't know about you -- but I get winded after three flights!) It's a challenge four Streetsboro residents took on and accomplished earlier this month.

Streetsboro Firefighters Brian Novotny and Eric Moss and their wives, Angela and April, participated in "Tackle the Tower" at the Galleria & Tower at Erieview in downtown Cleveland.

This annual event raised money for the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. The firefighters have their own race that they complete while wearing their gear. Participants can either walk or run up the stairs.

This challenge is just a part of Angela Novotny's dedication to running. During the past year, Angela started running long distance. "When I started, I would try and push myself a little farther, set goals for myself, and keep going until I reached them," she said. For motivation, Angela thinks of her loved ones who are battling cancer and how "they can't take a break from being sick, even for a minute, so I surely could keep going."

The next challenge for Angela and Brian will come this spring as they both run in the Cleveland Marathon.

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If you are looking for way for you family to unplug and explore the great outdoors, a new organization in town may be of interest. Navigators USA, is a coed, youth-adventure organization that provides a quality Scouting experience for all children and youths, ages 7 to 19, and their families, regardless of gender, race, religion, economic status, sexual orientation and/or social background.

"Being part of Navigators USA is a great way to get the kids engaged in activity, get them out in nature more, and connect to community." said Andrew Bores, one of the founding Streetsboro Chapter members. "One feature we liked about the group is if you have children of both genders, they can both join the same organization. It is easier for a family in terms of time and energy," he explained.

An informational meeting about Navigators USA is set for Friday at the Camelot Village Community Center located at 1425 Frost Road, Streetsboro. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Activities and entertainment will be available for the younger children and light refreshments will be served to all attending.

For more information about Navigators USA, visit http://navigatorsusa.org/ or contact werdnaserob@gmail.com or wmbutt@aol.com.

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All are welcome to attend the free Streetsboro High School Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the high school. Before the concert begins, the Band Boosters are holding a Chinese Auction starting at 6 p.m. with many prizes.

All proceeds of the raffle will help fund the band programs. The band is also taking orders for Malley's Chocolates online until March 25. To order, visit http://www.malleys.com/Streetsboro-band-boosters

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In the Record-Courier, the fourth Thursday of every month has held Laura Lewis' "Around Streetsboro" column since 2006. Due to her growing family and growing business, she has decided to step away from the column. She appreciates all the people who took the time to share all that is good in Streetsboro over the years, and would like to say, "Thank you for your support throughout the years."

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Go Rockets!

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Have any great news about Streetsboro you'd like to share? Contact Karyn Hall at 330-995-3503 or karynhall@gmail.com.

Firefighter Brian Novotny and his wife, Angela, recently took part in "Tackle the Tower" at the Galleria & Tower at Erieview in downtown Cleveland.

Boy Scout Troop No. 475 recently held its annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction. Serving the spaghetti are Scouts Louie McCallum, Dylan Crtalic, Aidan Torrence, Holden Peelman.

The Streetsboro Walmart donated 3,000 Bonus Box Tops and four containers full of school supplies to Wait Primary School in Streetsboro. Happily receiving the donated items are Wait Intervention Specialist Cindy Deevers, Parent Teacher Association Vice President for Wait Julie Neal, Intervention Specialist Karey Ralph, and student Joey Neal.

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