A concert of music by composer Donald Erb in celebration of the 90th anniversary of his birth will be the final concert of the 2016-17 Kent State University New Music Series.
The Shamrock Shakers 4-H Club of Mantua elected officers for 2017 at the recent meeting. The officers are as follows: Zach F. is the president, Emily M. is the vice president, Aspen B. is the secretary, Addison H. is the treasurer, Cameron E. is the news reporter, Jocelyn S.
The Women's Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus Council No. 3766 is holding a Spring Fashion Show 1-5 p.m. April 30 at the Sentinel Party Center (former Mantua K of C Hall), 11845 S.R. 44.. The event includes a light luncheon, beverages, desserts, door prizes and more.
A Swiss steak dinner will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. April 29 at the Atwater United Methodist Church, 6380 Waterloo Road. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. Carry-out orders will be available and the dinner is open to the public.
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The Portage Trail Walkers will hike at 9 a.m. April 29 at Furnace Run at Buckeye Trail and Daffodil Trail. To reach the start of the hike, travel S.R. 303 west through Hudson and Peninsula, past Interstate-271. Turn right (north) on Black Road (just after the ice cream stand on the left).
The Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library's next "Crafting with Marian" program will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 29. Those attending will learn how to make a no-sew bag, big enough to carry all their books.
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the U.S. Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. This year, the association will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the division, which was formed in France during World War I.
St. Paul Lutheran Church will continue to provide a free community dinner on the last Sunday of every month. Dinners will be served from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 170 N. Freedom St., Ravenna. The church is handicap accessible and the dinner is open to the public.
Who doesn't enjoy a good rummage sale? I know I do. Of course, the items I look for have changed over the years. Kitchen items, kids' clothes, home decor and now I'm looking for kids' clothes and toys again for my grandchildren.
By Ruth Ann Bartholomew
The next Brady Lake School Alumni Breakfast will be held at 9:30 a.m. April 29 at the Lake Brady United Methodist Church, 1995 Brady Lake Road, between Kent and Ravenna.
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Cub Scout Pack No. 3250 of Kent is hosting a Mother & Son Dance from 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 12 in the Auditeria of Stanton Middle School in Kent. It is open to all boys in kindergarten through 12th grade in the city of Kent and their mothers/caregivers.
The Friends of Reed Memorial Library's annual meeting will be held at 1 p.m. April 29 at Reed Memorial Librarys, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna. This meeting is open to all members of the group. At 2 p.m.
The Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1055 in Ravenna will host a pork chop dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. April 28 at the post home, 6000 New Milford Road. The menu is stuffed pork chops, mashed potatoes andgravy, green beans, salad, bread and butter, beverage and a dessert for $9.
The Brimfield Historical Society will host a Partyin' with Plants event from 6 to 8 p.m. May 18 at the Kelso House, 4158 S.R. 43, Brimfield. Those attending will create a unique fairy or gnome garden. The event is open to all ages.
Longmeadow Care Center in Ravenna recently held its annual Easter egg hunt and had many visitors from the local community join in the fun. The Easter Bunny (a.k.a. Jordyn Hartley) stopped by on a sunny spring day for the community to come together.
As the saying goes, big things come in small packages and that may explain the burgeoning popularity of foil-packet recipes.
April is the month of daffodils. In some parts of the country, it is often the month of last snows. In my family, it is the month of other extremes: It is the month my father died, and then my mother, 14 years and two days apart.
By Debra-lynn B. Hook
American Legion Post No. 496 in Kent recently held its annual Law and Order Recognition and Fire Department Dinner and awards presentation.
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Campground season is here -- well, sort of. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. I know the weather this winter wasn't all that horrible, but it seems like it's lasted an eternity nevertheless. I'm eager for warm weather, not wearing long johns and trees with leaves.
By Laura Nethken
Raymond and Judith Adamek of Kent celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows today with a Mass at St. Patrick Church in Kent, followed by a family lunch at Bricco in Kent.