A recently released movie for adults will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna. Learn the story of the captain behind the miracle on the Hudson. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Skeels Youth hosted the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Jan. 16 at the Skeels-Vernon L. Mathews Community Center in Ravenna, with 102 people in attendance.
Kids don't seem to carry their lunches to school anymore. Or, maybe I'm just looking at the wrong age group if I'm expecting to see Barbie or Scooby Doo lunch boxes. I think one of the last times I carried a lunch box to school was in second grade. I pulled my Thermos out and shook it.
By Laura Nethken
Girls from area high schools can get the prom dress of their dreams free from Altrusa International of Akron's annual Princess Night Project.
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The Adult Basic & Literacy Education (ABLE) Program classes are held year-round providing classes and materials free of charge. Classes are held throughout Portage County with certified instructors at various locations on the bus line.
The Kent Free Library offers a variety of book clubs for February. Monday Morning Book Group Feb. 6 at 11 a.m.: "Grandma Gatewood's Walk" by Ben Montgomery This book group will meet the first Monday morning of every month at 11 a.m. No registration is required.
The Portage APL's annual fundraiser, "Paws to Taste" recently was held at a new location, the Aurora Inn Hotel & Event Center, with 120 people in attendance.
Megan Glaser of Aurora has been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Glaser is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in public relations.
Amanda Danielle Wesley of Ravenna was named to the Dean's List at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C., for the fall semester. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average to be selected for this academic honor.
Reda Baker M. Santali of Streetsboro, a Bachelor of Science candidate majoring in fire science in the Lee College of CJ & Forensics, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at the University of New Haven.
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DISSOLUTIONS Janet R. Soinski Shannahan and Scott L. Shannahan, both of Streetsboro Ashley L. Stewart, of Hiram, and James E. Stewart, of Ravenna David L. Clapp and Sue E. Clapp, both of Ravenna Erin Van Dyke and Jerrold T.
The Jr. Tuesday Club had its final meeting of the 2016 year with a Christmas get-together at Eddy's Restaurant.
When the weather outside is frightful, we could all use a cozy soup for supper. A steaming bowl of Rustic Vegetable-Beet Soup provides instant comfort. The ease and convenience of Aunt Nellie's pickled beets can't be "beet"-- no need to spend time peeling or pickling.
The National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program's Ohio state winner is Riley Suchy of Streetsboro Elementary School. She grew a 39.8-pound cabbage and was randomly selected by the Ohio Agriculture Department.
Jessie and Faith Moore of Kent announce the birth of their daughter, Orliana Sapphire Moore. She arrived Jan. 4 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Older siblings are Jessie Moore V, 5, and Bayala Moore, 2.
Bernadett and Bradley Walker of Brimfield announce the birth of their daughter, Liliana Rose Walker. She arrived Nov. 25, 2016, at Akron General Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Older brothers are Landon Walker, 4, and Lucas Walker, 2.
The engagement of Melissa McMullen of Painesville, the daughter of Ron and Chris McMullen of Shalersville, to Chris Reye of Painesville, the son of Bruce Reye and Mary Landsmann, both of Painesville, is announced.
Jessica Laura Renner and Jeremy Andrew Chiano were united in marriage in a wedding ceremony held Sept. 3, 2016, at Grace Baptist Church in Kent with the Rev. Bruce Chouinard officiating. The ceremony followed a color theme of navy and gray.
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PEACH GLEN, Pa. -- A simple love of chocolate and cherries was all it took for Garrettsville resident Cheryl Holsapfel to win $5,000 as the winner of Lucky Leaf's Simple Holiday Treat recipe contest.
Brandon and Nicole LaFontaine of Ravenna announce the arrival of their son, Brandon Lee LaFontaine Jr. He arrived Jan. 5 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna and weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Older siblings are Kylee LaFontaine, 12, and Trevor LaFontaine, 9.