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Final New Music Series concert set for April 29
Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Final New Music Series concert set for April 29

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.

Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Shamrock Shakers 4-H Club elects officers for new year

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.

Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Spring Fashion Show set for April 30

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.

Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Swiss steak is on the menu in Atwater

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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Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Trail Walkers to hike Furnace Run, Daffodil Trail on April 29

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).

Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

'Crafting with Marian' set for April 29

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.

Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Indianhead Division Assn. to reunite

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.

Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Free community dinner set for April 30

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.

Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Around Charlestown

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
Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Reservations due for Brady Lake Alumni

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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Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Cub Scouts to host Mother, Son Dance

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.

Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal to be topic

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.

Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Pork chop dinner set April 28 at VFW

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.

Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Gnome, fairy gardens are event topic

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.

Easter Bunny visits Longmeadow
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Easter Bunny visits Longmeadow

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.

Get Foiled
Apr 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Get Foiled

As the saying goes, big things come in small packages and that may explain the burgeoning popularity of foil-packet recipes.

Family Features
Apr 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Reflections of the bittersweet month that is April

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
Kent Legion hosts Law & Order Recognition, Fire Dept. Dinner
Apr 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent Legion hosts Law & Order Recognition, Fire Dept. Dinner

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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Apr 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Been There, Done That

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
Adameks celebrate 60th anniversary
Apr 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Adameks celebrate 60th anniversary

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.