Youngstown Roundup: November 27, 2016

1. On Saturday, November 19, volunteers from AmeriCorps VISTA, Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Victory Christian Church, YSU Honors Program, and YNDC helped clean out a YNDC home rehab project at 2136 Gregory Avenue.

Photo credit: YNDC
Volunteers removed wallpaper, tore out cabinets, removed linoleum flooring, cleared debris from the home, and much more.
2. On Monday, the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley held their second annual Innovations conferenceOver the past few years, CFMV explored different areas of health but this year, Innovations 2.0 took a look at a broader perspective which focused on building an overall healthier community.

Speakers included individuals and consultants from Northeast Ohio as well as Congressman Tim Ryan who spoke about his interest in food production, meditation and public health policy reform. Participants were also briefed on to apply for funding for public health related projects.

3. On Wednesday, Youngstown City Council listened to proposals regarding the city's new downtown outdoor amphitheatre and park.
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The project would include an outdoor concert facility adjacent to the Covelli Centre as well as a site for public events and community festivals that now tie up downtown. The funding proposal includes a blend of local and federal funds as well as private sponsorships. The total project cost is estimated to be between $8-9 million and should be completed by Fall 2017.
4. Sales have begun for the 2017 Youngstown Discount CardThe card provides discounts at various business locations (mostly in downtown) through November 2017.

Cards are $10.00 and can be purchased in person at Oh Wow! Children’s Center or online here. Proceeds benefit Youngstown CityScape’s beautification efforts.
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