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May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

50-Plus Club meets June 1 in Rootstown

Members of the 50-Plus Club will meet from noon to 2:30 p.m. June 1 at the First Congregational Church of Rootstown, United Church of Christ. Those attending should bring a dish to pass and a non-perishable food item for the food bank. Table service and beverages will be provided.

May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

June is 'Bring Your Best Friend' month for PWP

Portage County Chapter No. 600 of International Parents Without Partners will have a pulled pork supper from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 3 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. The menu includes side dishes, desserts and coffee at a cost of $6 per person.

Environmental Conservation Award winners are honored
May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Environmental Conservation Award winners are honored

The 19th annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner recently was held at the Kent American Legion. The event featured a reception with music, hors d'oeuvres of local foods, a buffet dinner, silent auction and more.

Coleman Carnival brightens day
May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Coleman Carnival brightens day

A Carnival was held in May at Coleman Adult Day Services in Ravenna for its participants, with the help from Ravenna High School students and also students from Fortis College in Ravenna. The students played games, and gave them tattoos and special treats to brighten their day.

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Around Ravenna
May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Around Ravenna

As of February 2014, three generations of Ravenna firefighters came to an end when James Vair retired. Jim's grandfather, Russell Vair, joined the department part-time in 1941 or 1942. Jim's father, Robert, joined the department in 1960 and worked with his dad until he retired.

By Gerry Lewis
May 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Around Freedom

Freedom is home to one of the best rose collections in the nation, and you'll have the opportunity to see it this June. Freedom Gardens 20th annual Open Gardens will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11, 18 and 25 at the home of Peter and Susan Schneider, 6193 Vair Road.

By Amanda Garrett
Crooks completes basic training
May 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Crooks completes basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kathryn E. Crooks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Genealogy Club to meet in Randolph

The Genealogy Club at the Randolph Branch of the Portage County District Library will meet at 6 p.m. May 30 at the Randolph Community Center, 1639-rear S.R. 44 (located behind the library).

May 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Table space available for flea market

The eighth annual Community Flea Market, sponsored by the Lake Brady United Methodist Church, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17 at the church field, 1995 Brady Lake Road in Brady Lake. Spaces in the field are available at $10 each. Spaces in the pavilion are $15 each.

'Clarence Darrow' star of final Encore program
May 26, 2017 4:00 AM

'Clarence Darrow' star of final Encore program

An audience of 95 supporters of the Women's Council for Hiram College recently gathered at the Atrium in Aurora to enjoy the final program of the 21st season of the Encore Series, chaired by Barbara McAdoo.

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May 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Storytimes offered at Reed Memorial Library

Children's Storytimes are set in June at Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna. Babies & Books (Birth to 23 months) During this story program, caretakers and their children will enjoy sharing books, music, and activities while getting to know each other at the library.

May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Lifetimes Department seeks columnists

The Lifetimes Department of the Record-Courier is seeking people interested in writing a monthly column. There are currently vacancies for the Around Kent and Around Streetsboro columns. Columns are about people and events in the local communities.

'A Day in the Country' reservations are due for June 7 event in Hiram
May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

'A Day in the Country' reservations are due for June 7 event in Hiram

The Women's Council for Hiram College will sponsor "A Day in the Country," an annual Hiram College scholarship benefit function. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 at the Martin Field House, located on the Hiram College campus on S.R.

Sara Gutherie completes basic training
May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Sara Gutherie completes basic training

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Sara L. Gutherie graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent Free Library offers book clubs for patrons

The Kent Free Library has a variety of book clubs to offer area residents. Monday Morning Book Group Meets June 5 at 11 a.m.: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J. D. Vance. This book group will meet the first Monday morning of every month at 11 a.m. No registration is required.

May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent resident Judith Gray to study in Belize through Project Dragonfly

Kent resident Judith Gray, a new master's student in the Global Field Program offered through Miami University's Project Dragonfly, will travel to Belize in June to study coral reefs, manatees, howler monkeys, jaguars and other wildlife, while learning the methods communities are using to sustain them.

May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Around Mantua

Shalersville Alumni Association met early this month at the town hall. Anyone who attended Shalersville School is invited to come. It was a slightly smaller group this year, but those who were there enjoyed a wonderful dinner prepared by Eisele Catering.

By Virginia Goodell
May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Park Party to be held at Birchwood Manor

A Progressive Park Party will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 27 at Birchwood Manor in Ravenna Township. Use GPS address 7261 Salem Trail North.

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May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Registration due now for Ravenna Safety Town

The Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Safety Town, co-sponsored by the Ravenna Rotary Club at West Park Elementary School in Ravenna.

May 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Lifetimes Department seeks columnists

The Lifetimes Department of the Record-Courier is seeking people interested in writing a monthly column. There are currently vacancies for the Around Kent and Around Streetsboro columns. Columns are about people and events in the local communities.