Tackle Hunger at the Annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Event
The 8th annual Taste of the Pro Football event, benefiting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, will be held on Sept. 9, 2015 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a night guests experience fine cuisine from local restaurants, and beverages from local and national wineries. The main goal of the evening is to raise funds and awareness that support hunger-relief efforts in Northeast Ohio. At the event, Hall of Fame Enshrinees like Dave Robinson, Anthony Munoz, Elvin Bethea, Jack Youngblood and Paul Warfield will be dressed in their gold jackets mingling with guests.
Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is instrumental in providing support for the families who count on the Foodbank's programs and services, said Dan Flowers, President & CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. We are honored to have the dedication of our extraordinary partners and Enshrinees from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and look forward to seeing you during a night of great food, fun and football.
Purveyors at this year’s Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be Canton Brewing Company, Chocolates by Erin, Cilantro Thai & Sushi Restaurant, Dunkin’ Donuts, The Galaxy Restaurant & Banquet Center, Georgio’s Grille, Hudson’s Restaurant and Catering, Kosar’s Wood-Fired Grill, Main Street Gourmet, Meeker Wines distributed by Esber Beverage, Pav’s Creamery, Pepsi Food Service, The Rail, SHY Cellars, Table 6 Kitchen + Bar, The Winery at Wolf Creek, The Wooster Inn and more.
Auctions and raffles at the event will feature items like a weekend at Meeker Winery in Sonoma County, California with by a personalized tour followed by dinner on the property and a ride on the Goodyear blimp.
Tickets are $150 for general admission and $250 for VIP admission including: lounge access, early admittance, priority valet parking and a VIP ticket holder gift. Young professionals can attend the event at the discounted rate of $100. Tickets can be purchased at akroncantonfoodbank.org or by calling 330.535.6900.
Trinity Hospital Twin City's Outpatient Therapy Wins Subway Tray
Hot Job of the Week
The Outpatient Therapy Department at Trinity Hospital Twin City in Dennison is this week's winner of the Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway! WJER's Hannah Hubbard and Valerie Slabaugh delivered the goodies to the staff.
Here's what they got: two Subway party trays each with 15 portions of mouthwatering sub sandwiches, a box of Subway cookies, Coca Cola and Diet Coke, balloons from the Balloonatique, WJER T-shirts, Radiograms, and more all delivered just in time for a fabulous lunch!
If you'd like your office to win this awesome prize package, visit our Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway page under "Contests" for details.
Pictured: WJER’s Hannah Hubbard, Erin DePriest, Megan Hayes, Johnna Bear, Bethanie Arnold, Joley Arnold, and Jemma Arnold
Domino's Football Friday Night is Back!
Tune in to 1450 WJER every Monday during the afternoon show as we chat with Amy Miller of OhioMeansJobs about the “Hot Job of the Week.” Not only will Amy give details about a specific job each week, but she'll also discuss tips, strategies, and helpful hints for job seekers.
This week’s topic: It’s tricky! Tricky interview questions and how to answer them.
Hot Job of the Week:
Employer seeking: Direct Care Professionals
Job Code #: T-277-14
Qualifications: High school graduate/GED; valid Ohio driver’s license; at least 18 years old; able to do medium lifting; pre-employment testing will include a criminal background check, driving record check, drug testing, and a reference check
Job Description: Helping people with disabilities lead a rich, fulfilling life as independently as possible; paid training; afternoon, overnight, and sub position available in Tuscarawas County; full time, 40 hours per week, 2nd and 3rd shift
Rate of Pay: $8.10-10.00 per hour
Available Benefits: Health and dental insurance, vacation, paid holidays, sick pay, 403B
Worksite Location: Dover, OH
How to apply:
In person: Siffrin – 2912 Whipple Avenue NW, Canton, OH 44708
For more information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at ohiomeansjobs.com.
The BEST football show in Tuscarawas County is BACK! Join WJER's Rob Brindley and Michael Roberts for Domino's Football Friday Night: The Pre-game Show this Friday at 5:30 p.m. Rob and Michael will have pre-game talk about the key match-ups in the area. The guys will also give away prizes including a certificate for a FREE Domino's Pizza!
Grand Slam Contest
Stick around after the game for The Post-Game Show. Rob and Michael are back with in-depth game analysis, all of the local scores with the Smith Ambulance Scoreboard Update, and even a chance to win a Domino's pizza!
You can stay connected and interact with the Football Friday Night team! Follow the guys on Twitter: @footballfridayn
NEW THIS YEAR, FOLLOW THE GUYS ON PERISCOPE FOR BEHIND THE SCENES COVERAGE!
It's time once again for the Grand Slam contest! For each Cleveland Indians game, we will choose one contestant. If the Tribe hits a grand slam during the game, our contestant for that day will be entered into a drawing to win $500 courtesy of First Federal Community Bank. Even if the Indians don't hit a grand slam, our contestant will still receive four FREE small Peach & Passion Fruit Iced Fruit Smoothies from any McDonald's in Tuscarawas County. At the end of the season, we will draw one name from all the contestants who had grand slams during "their" games and award the $500!
Be sure to register at any First Federal Community Bank location, any of the Parkway Auto Dealerships on Commercial Parkway in Dover, or right here at WJER Radio for your chance to win. Tune in to 1450 WJER to catch all the Cleveland Indians action this season!
Contestants who had a grand slam during their game:
*Terri Bellerive of New Philadelphia (grand slam by Jerry Sands)
Area Football Pocket Schedules Now Available
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Kent State Tuscarawas Announces 2015-16 Performing Arts Center Season
Stop by WJER Radio to pick up a convenient area football pocket schedule so you can follow your favorite local teams this season!
This year's schedule features:
*Tuscarawas Central Catholic
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Twenty extraordinary performances compose the sixth season of the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The 2015-16 season includes concerts, dance, touring Broadway shows, comedians, and family entertainment.
“This year’s all-star line-up definitely offers something for everyone,” said Dr. Brad Bielski, dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State Tuscarawas. “Highlighting this season’s concerts is the multi-platinum selling country singer and songwriter Sara Evans. We expect a great demand for tickets to her concert. Also on our stage this year will be the beloved Broadway musicals Annie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
Returning to the Performing Arts Center stage, due to overwhelming demand, will be MAMMA MIA! and the iconic Oak Ridge Boys - both back for their third performances. Also on stage for a second time will be Franc D’Ambrosio.
“Response to Franc D’Ambrosio’s June concert was so overwhelmingly positive that we added his Christmas in New York show to our upcoming season,” added Bielski. “He is famed as the longest-running Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning musical, Phantom of the Opera. Christmas in New York incorporates favorite holiday songs. A unique and interesting point about D’Ambrosio’s performance is that he will record his Christmas in New York album in our theatre in September. The album will then be ready for sale at his December performance here. We are honored that he has chosen our world-class venue for his recording.
“We are excited about a second holiday show – An Irish Christmas - which will feature phenomenal Irish music, song, and dance. The performers are from the Kerry Dance Troupe led by Scott Doherty from Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, the Kerry Records voice squad, and Irish actor Sheelagh Cullen.”
The cabaret series features Joan Ellison in Love Finds Judy Garland; the “human jukebox” Mike Petrone; blues-rock musician from Massillon Patrick Sweany; and blues musician Wallace Coleman. Tickets for each of the four events are $45 and include dinner.
Family programming includes Cirque Zíva performed by The Golden Dragon Acrobats, KamiKaze FireFlies, and the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes. The KamiKaze FireFlies skillfully combine juggling, hula hoops, german wheel, whip cracking, and many tricks never seen anywhere else for a comedic show with a circus feel. The Cashore Marionettes is a humorous production that features artistry, grace, and refinement of movement redefining the art of puppetry.
There are three popular stand-up comedians - Jeff Allen, Ralphie May, and Craig Ferguson. Jeff Allen’s rapid-fire routine centers on marriage and living with teenagers. He frequently performs at churches and has been seen on many cable comedy shows. May and Ferguson are well known for their uncensored remarks containing mature language and content. Both of these performances are for adult audiences only.
Rounding out the season is Guitar Phenom Shaun Hopper, The Australian Bee Gees Show - A Tribute to the Bee Gees, and Late Nite Catechism - a long-running play about a fictitious nun. It is a hilarious, interactive comedy.
“We are fortunate to have three major sponsors this year,” stated Bielski. “As we previously announced, Michael Taylor Insurance & Financial, Inc. is the first Season Sponsor for the Performing Arts Center. Additional new sponsors include AquaBlue Inc., the Cabaret Series sponsor, and the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation, sponsor of our Broadway Series. We are fortunate to have the support of these major businesses. Their partnerships with the Performing Arts Center enable us to keep our ticket prices affordable.”
According to Bielski, programming for this sixth season was developed through the use of a community survey and four active focus groups which successfully programmed events for the Broadway, music, comedy, and family/variety genres.
Tickets for the 2015-2016 season go on sale August 10th. Performing Arts Center members can take advantage of pre-sale opportunities beginning August 3rd. A complete list of performances and ticket prices can be found online at kent.edu/tusc/pac. Tickets can be purchased by mail, in person at the Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 330-308-6400, or online at kent.edu/tusc/pac. The box office is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Free parking is available for all shows. The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.
Cedar Point Means Summer Fun for the Whole Family
-Press release courtesy of Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center
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The Kent State Performing Arts Center is nearing the end of another great season, but that means a new one is just around the corner! Check out the remaining performances for this season, and get a taste of what's to come:
Scheduled performances include:
Saturday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m.: Michael Stanley and the Resonators