Briefly, May 29

St. Francis garage sales set Saturday

Residents of St. Francis Villas are to host a garage sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 192 St. Francis Ave.

The sale is to feature new and collectible items. Stop at villas 10, 11, 33 and 31 (more are to be added).

Also, sales are to take place across the street at Friedman Village villas 127, 141 and 213.

Dogs to get day at Bellevue festival in June

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Community Days are planned for June 27-29 at Roger Peters Park in Bellevue.

This year’s celebration is to feature Dog Day 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 29. Families are invited to bring their dogs and enjoy activities, vendors, demonstrations and contests, including:

The Dog King and Queen Pageant.

Children’s essay contest and art exhibit for those in grades K-5 essay/art exhibit, “Why my Dog is the Best in the Whole World.”

Dogs can create an original painting at the Art Gallery or a pawprint garden stone.

Dog games and contests.

Watch demonstrations from North Coast K9 unit and Huron and Sandusky County Sheriff K-9 officers.

Check out the dog shelter and rescue adoption.

For information and contest registration, go to

Activities for hard of hearing this summer

During the summer months, children with hearing impairment often experience isolation and a break-down in communication skills.

The Community Centers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are confronting this issue by planning and providing summer activities for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth to focus on personal development, social and communication skills, self-confidence and positive self-identity.

The Mansfield Community Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, which services Seneca County, is hosting various activities, include:

Do It Deaf Kick Off, June 12.

Do It Deaf Camp, June 12-15.

One-day activity in Canton: open-captioned movie and an afternoon in the park, June 26.

One-day activity in Akron: professional deaf performer, July 11.

One-day activity in Cleveland: a day at the beach, July 24.

Activities with Youngstown Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services, Aug. 7.

Detailed information on summer activities can be obtained by calling Lynn Feldman at (419) 774-2255 or by emailing her at feldmanl@catalyst