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‘Downy baby hawks’ call Marting Hall home on Berea’s BW campus: Around The Town

BEREA, Ohio — The 125-acre Baldwin University campus, adorned as it is with ancient trees and venerable sandstone buildings dating back over a century, has a new attraction — a majestic pair of red-shouldered hawks nesting on a third-floor window ledge at the University’s Marting Hall, home to the Humanities and, now, two downy baby hawks.

BW’s Conservator of Music librarian Paul Cary is among those who have been documenting the recent hawk family activity, catching the raptors in flight and tending to a brood of two adorable downy baby hawks, and Hannah Budic in the Department of Religion sometimes looks up to find one of the adult hawks staring into her office window.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, red-shouldered hawks are “extremely beneficial” and protected by state and federal laws.

ODNR says the young hawks in the brood are expected to “fledge,” or leave the nest, 39-45 days after hatching and remain nearby to be fed by their parents for another two to four weeks.

Cary and his wife can attest to the fact that the mother bird can be quite protective. “We were watching from about 75 feet away when she jumped up on the edge of the nest, looked at us, and dove.”

“Just missed our heads by about three feet as we ducked,” Cary recalls.

Pets’ clinic set: Noting that preventive care is one of the keys to keeping pets healthy and protecting them from common diseases, Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF), 10015 East River Road in Columbia Station, will host an affordable dog and cat Pet Vaccination Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3, at ARF headquarters, 10015 East River Road in Columbia Station.

A spokesperson for the event said the clinic will offer vaccine packages and individual services at less than half the cost of an average vet visit.

No appointment is necessary. Community members can bring a maximum of three pets per family.

Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers. Pet owners should bing a photo ID and previous vaccine records, if available. Cash or credit card payments are accepted.

Dean’s List: Kudos to Jordan Howlett and Kaia Pierce of Berea, who have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester 2023 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

To qualify for OWU Dean’s List recognition, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.

Kudos to Janelle Ludwick of Berea, who has been named to the Dean’s List at Capital University for the spring semester of 2023.

In order to be named to the Dean’s List, full-time, degree-seeking students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.69 on a 4.0 scale.

Dean’s List: Stephen Cressman of Berea has been named to the Dean’s Honor List at Cedarville University, where he is majoring in broadcast and digital media.

This recognition requires the students to obtain at least a 3.75-grade point average on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester.

President’s List: Capital University has announced that Alyse Hancock-Phillips of Berea has been named to the President’s List for the spring 2023 semester.

Capital has three lists denoting academic distinction among full-time, degree-seeking students: the President’s List, Provost’s List, and Dean’s List.

The President’s List indicates having achieved the highest level of academic distinction. To be named to the President’s List, a student must have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.85 on a 4-point scale.

Summer camp: Camp Discovery, a summer program for students, will return “in person” after taking time off during the pandemic.

The camp is for students entering grades 6-8 and will run June 12-15 at Polaris Career Center, 7285 Old Oak Blvd. in Middleburg Heights.

The cost is $120 per pupil. Classes include Architectural Adventure, Game of Drones, Junior Detective — CSI, Video Production, and Film-making, among many others.

The registration deadline is Monday, May 30th. Call 440-891-7604 or email [email protected] with questions.

Visit online at www.polaris.edu for more information and to register.

BW summer events: Each summer, Baldwin Wallace University offers a variety of programs for grade-school students through adults. Camps and programs with BW faculty and staff, as well as select camp providers, encompass the areas of academics, athletics, and music.

Details at bw.edu/community/summer-camps.

Hall of Fame nominations: June 1 is the deadline to submit nominations to the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame recognizes those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and continue to contribute to the community through volunteerism, advocacy, professional distinction, public service, or philanthropy.

Visit online at dvd.ohio.gov to submit a nomination, or call the Department of Veterans Services at 614-752-8941.

SCAN Hunger Center Pantry: 39 W. Bagley Road, Williamsport Plaza. 440-260-7226. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Friday of the month and 4 to 7 p.m. on the fourth Friday.

Church Street Ministries pantry: 1480 Bagley Road, 440-239-0549. Open noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Rise in Love: Free hot meal from 2 to 4 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, Keller Center, 66 Adalbert St. Eat in or carry out. The next meal is on June 18th.

Free Community Meals: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 276 E. Bagley Road, served from 5 to 6 p.m. on the second and last Wednesdays of the month. Drive-up only.

People’s Community Church pantry: 628 Wesley Drive, 440-234-0609. Open 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month. The next open pantry is Saturday, and then on June 17th.

Second Mile Outreach Pantry: 1480 Bagley Road, 440-239-0549. Open noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Bread Ministry: Berea United Methodist Church, 170 Seminary St. 440-234-3525. Bread and pastries only. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Go to the church addition north side of Church Street, off Seminary. The pantry has double brown doors.

Free meals for students: Brook Park Branch Library, 6155 Engle Road. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for students 18 and younger, in collaboration with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Pet Food Pantry: Animal Rescue Friends, 10015 E. River Road, Columbia Station, 10 a.m. to noon every Sunday. Contact 440-234-2034 or [email protected] for more information.

Mini pantries: There are two Little Free Pantries located near People’s Community Church, 628 Wesley Drive, and Cuyahoga County Library’s Berea branch, at 7 Berea Commons. The Prospect Pantry is at the corner of Prospect Street and Jacqueline Drive.

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