Golden String and ISLE are looking for donations of old radios to take apart/repair. Our clients often enjoy learning about electronics and tool usage. Please email Jimmy at if you are interested. Thanks!
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Google Chrome Books
The Purple Cat recently acquired 15 Google Chrome Books to further enhance it’s computer education/socialization program. Clients can access these state of the art laptops at all 3 Purple Cat sites.
DJ Troubles Gilboy
Catch DJ Troubles on Tuesday night 7:30-8:30pm… Right after the Joe Gallagher Show with Jimmy Sutman, all on goldenstringradio.org.
Gettin fit at the YMCA
Jimmy P. works out with ISLE staff person, Tim Sturgiss at the Downtown YMCA. Jimmy is working hard at building strength and losing weight to increase his independence. Jimmy is one of three ISLE friends that Tim works with one-on-one, multiple times weekly.
Golden String’s 3rd Annual Beer, Wine & Chocolate Taste
It is that time of year already!!!! We are busy planning the 3rd Annual Golden String Beer, Wine & Chocolate Taste. We are going to have local craft brewers, homemade wines & chocolates to sample, as well as hot peppers canned by local folks. Don’t miss a good time… raffles, music & tons of fun!
A company designed to provide jobs and recreation for disabled adults
SHERRY KARABIN Legal News Reporter Published: January 12, 2012 It was created almost 15 years ago to help a close friend with Down Syndrome, but over the years, Youngstown-based Iron and String Life Enhancement, Inc. (ISLE) has grown in size and offerings, all designed to help disabled adults lead healthy, independent and productive lives. “I…
Andrew Thomas and Family Donate Ramp for Bowling
One of the best aspects of living in the Youngstown area is the kindness of his inhabitants. The Thomas family of Liberty is a prime example. Andrew Thomas along with his many family members (Mary and Richard are Andrew’s parents) have banded together to donate a portable bowling ramp operated by an automatic switch. The…
The Dog Pound!!
A trip to Cleveland, Jim Sutman director of ISLE was accompanied by staff and clients. They had a great time even with a loss!
Our Beloved Joe
What do you say about losing a best friend? What do you say about a man who was the inspiration behind three businesses that you run? I will tell you what you say, you actually ask a question, you ask,”What’s cookin?” “What’s cookin?” was one of the first phrases that endeared me to Joe Gallagher. …
A Letter From Our Director: Merry Christmas! We lost our General, Joseph Patrick Gallagher in November. Here is the eulogy that I wrote. I hope you find some inspiration in it, in Joe, and in the special people that surround you. May God bless you and find you at peace. Jimmy Sutman