December 17, 2014
The Hopewell Band recently concluded recording their 2nd CD…a version of the song Moondance, made famous by artist Van Morrison.
The recording session was conducted at the Kick-A Mix studio in Orwell, Ohio, where Tom Schimley is owner and operator.
Having recorded their first song, a version of the hit I Can See Clearly Now earlier this year, the Band is adding...[read more]
December 12, 2014
Christmas is always an exciting time at Hopewell. Every year we embrace the season with crafts, decorations and one of our all-time favorite activities, hand selecting our Christmas tree. This year was no different. Ten residents with three Hopewell staffers spent half a day at Manner's Pine Tree Lodge in Jefferson, Ohio selecting two beautiful pines. The residents had to...[read more]
November 22, 2014
Hopewell's creative art center has been working fervently on beautiful items for the Farm & Craft Market. There will be a holiday open house from 9am - 5pm on November 21 and 22 and also November 28 and 29.
Some of the items include holiday tree ornaments and gifts, repurposed art, antiques and hand-crafted wood items. Our own maple syrup,...[read more]
November 18, 2014
Without much warning, the Cleveland area was hit with Lake Effect snow last week. This is the first major snowfall of the season, and Mesopotamia received nearly eight inches of the fluffy white stuff.
Because Hopewell is a working farm with livestock, special wintertime accommodations have to be made for the farm's animals.
Norman Wengerd, Hopewell's Farm Manager, said that all of...[read more]
November 12, 2014
The marketable art work crew has chosen some new ideas for the winter and upcoming holidays. We are incorporating some sewing projects that will be for sale at the Hopewell farm & craft market. Residents are learning basic sewing skills such as sewing buttons, mending clothing and putting hems in garments. These are life skills everyone can...[read more]