The Christmas lights I wanted on our camper and around our campsite have been kind of an ongoing nightmare. I managed to make the hooks work and string them up on the camper and came up with a plan to go tree to tree and back to the camper. They were perfect -- and then the fuse blew.
By Laura Nethken
Felicia Worthington and Nathan Silvis were united in marriage in a wedding ceremony held April 22, 2017, at Michaud's Catering and Event Center in Strongsville. Music was provided by Buckeye State Entertainment for the ceremony that followed a purple and red color theme.
It was a stinging event at the Northeast Ohio Medical University conference facility in Rootstown. The Portage County Literacy Coalition held its 26th annual "Jeopardy-Style" Spelling Bee. The Bee started with six teams: Community Action Council; Delta Systems, Inc.
Renea Kline became the bride of Tyler Lenkey in a wedding ceremony held at Country Cottage and Gardens in Mineral City. Ryan Hopkins was the officiant for the July 23, 2016, ceremony, that followed a blush and rose gold color theme. Ray and Bonnie Kline of Kent are the parents of the bride.
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The Brimfield Lions Club recently marked 60 years as a community service organization with a Charter Celebration held at the Rootstown United Methodist Church.
The Portage Animal Protective League hosted its annual fundraising dinner, Paws to Celebrate, recently at the American Legion Hall in Kent with about 125 people in attendance. The event featured silent and live auctions, raffles, music and a buffet dinner. Master of ceremonies was T.K.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.