The Deerfield Historical Society's first Monday dance will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 6 at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 S.R. 14. The Deerfield House Band will provide music for listening and dancing. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is $4 per adult.
Southeast Students of the Month for Generosity are seated, from left, Alexis Baldwin, Kylee Klatka, Sage Robertson and Cambria Porter; and standing, Kyle Turner, Kaleb Dohse, Elliot Thomas and John Meluch.
The Road Apple Roubaix returns to Garrettsville for its third annual appearance, featuring cyclers from all over Northeastern Ohio. The event will be held March 4 with a 10 a.m. start.
The Windham Lions Club will hold a pancake brunch from 8 a.m. to noon March 5 at the Brick Chapel on North Main Street. Proceeds from pre-sale tickets will be split with half going to the Windham High School Social Studies Department. Pre-sale tickets are $6.
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Members will kick off the first meeting of the 2017 gardening season on March 6 at the home of Lea Lazar, with Linda Schultz, as co-hostess. Founded in 1935m, the garden club is one of the oldest established organizations in the village. The meeting will begin with a light lunch at noon.
The Portage Trailwalkers will hike at 9 a.m. March 4 on the Bolanz Road Trailhead north on the towpath. To reach the start of the hike, travel S.R. 303 from Streetsboro, west through Hudson to Peninsula.
The Portage County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. March 4 at the Portage County Historical Society in Ravenna. Roger Marble, past trustee of the Ohio Genealogical Society, will present a program on the Quality of Genealogical Research in the Digital Age.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Brimfield. I know not everyone is Irish but it is still funcelebrating. Although I am not Irish, when my children were still young I would make green mashed potatoes and green gravy for supper.
By Marie Amato
Atwater Congregational Church, 1237 S.R. 183, will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. March 4 and 11. Admission is $7.
People who know Charlestown resident Jennifer Cline know her to be kind, hardworking and talented. Beekeeping, re-purposing cast-off furniture and acting as her own general contractor for her recent rebuilding and remodeling of her home are just a few examples of her talents.
By Ruth Ann Bartholomew
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The Portage County Soap Box Derby will host "Introduction to Soap Box Derby Racing" race clinics in two locations on March 5. The first clinic will be held at 1 p.m. at the Rootstown Town Hall and the second clinic will be held at 3 p.m. at the Suffield Community Room.
Southeast Music students recently participated in the District VI Solo & Ensemble Contest held at Springfield High School. Overall, the band and choir students received 33 superior ratings, 14 excellent ratings and one good rating.
The next Crafting will Marian program will be a "Paint Party" to be held from noon to 3 p.m. March 4 at the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library. Participants will use brushes, canvas and paint to create a picture of spring lavender.
The Master Gardener Volunteers of Summit County will present the 2017 Saturday Gardening Series, two full days of informative gardening presentations. This year's Saturday Gardening Series will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Kent Free Library offers a variety of book clubs in March. Monday Morning Book Group 11 a.m. March 6: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead This book group will meet the first Monday morning of every month at 11 a.m. No registration is required.
Unity Masonic Lodge No. 12 will hold a Swiss steak dinner and bake sale from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the Ravenna Masonic Complex, 4785 Washington Ave., at S.R. 14. The donation is $10 for adults, $5 for children 7 to 12, and free for children 6 and younger.
The Junior Church Ministry will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. March 4 at the Blackhorse Baptist Church, 6360 Bridge St., Ravenna. The menu includes spaghetti with or without meatballs, salad, dessert and a drink. The cost is $7 per person and free for children 5 and younger.
I've been going back through some of my old columns lately and it's funny to read some of the sayings that just stuck with me. And follow along to see how long they stayed in my vocabulary. A lot of them I picked up from other people.
By Laura Nethken
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Sydney Gurley of Kent is a member of the Women of Excellence organization at Ashland University. A 2016 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Gurley is majoring in early childhood education. Women of Excellence is an organization that cultivates a sense of empowerment.
Taylor McWilliams-Woods of Kent was named to the High Dean's List for fall 2016 at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. McWilliams-Woods is a senior theater major in the College of Fine Arts.