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Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Society Note-June 21

AURORA CHAMBER There will be a party on the patio business after hours event for Aurora Chamber of Commerce members June 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 1815 Tavern. It is free to attend, but members should pre-register. There will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.

Jun 7, 2017 1:00 AM

Portage County GOP Women now Ohio-chartered

The Ohio Federation of Republican Women has announced the addition of the Portage County Republican Women's Club to its member club list. "We are proud and excited to be part of the OFRW," said club president Jeneen Kubala.

Jun 7, 2017 1:00 AM

Garden club to host Donaldson

The Twinsburg Garden Club will host marsh naturalist Becky Donaldson at the club's June 8 meeting. The meeting is at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10285 Ravenna Road. Parking and entrance to the facility are at the rear of the church. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Jun 7, 2017 1:00 AM

Around Aurora-June 7

Summer fun begins this month in Aurora with an outdoor focus on golf, hiking, skateboarding and free band concerts, complimented by indoor pursuits like good books and the opening of the crowd-pleasing musical:"Grease.

By Christine Patronik Holder | Correspondent
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May 31, 2017 1:00 AM

Society Notes-May 31

DAY IN THE COUNTRY The Women's Council for Hiram College will sponsor its annual A Day in the Country on June 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a Hiram College scholarship benefit function.

Engagement: Papesh and Spinhirny
May 17, 2017 1:00 AM

Engagement: Papesh and Spinhirny

The engagement of Jessica Papesh of Aurora and Joseph Spinhirny of Green is being announced. Their parents are John and Doreen Papesh of Aurora and Martha Garbinsky of Green.

May 10, 2017 1:00 AM

Society Notes-May 10

AURORA CHAMBER The Aurora Chamber of Commerce is planning several business after hours parties on the patio this spring and summer. The first is May 17 at ThornCreek Winery Gardens. Others scheduled so far are June 28 at the 1815 Tavern and July 26 at Mario's Cabin Restaurant.

Around Aurora-May 3
May 3, 2017 1:00 AM

Around Aurora-May 3

Once a year, Aurora just goes to the dogs, and what a treat that is for our favorite canine critters, their friends and owners, especially those who care about rescued animals. Freedom Dog Fest kicks off May 20 at 8:30 a.m. with a 5K run and a 1.

By Christine Patronik Holder | Correspondent
Apr 12, 2017 1:00 AM

Society Notes-April 12

AURORA ROTARY CLUB The Rotary Club of Aurora's 17th annual Taste of the Western Reserve will be April 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Signature of Solon off Route 43 between Aurora and Solon. Tickets are $35 each in advance and $40 at the door, and a table of 10 costs $400.

Around Aurora-April 5
Apr 5, 2017 1:00 AM

Around Aurora-April 5

We oldsters know that youngsters are our best resource when we just cannot figure out how to work our smart phone or computer. Happily, the students at Harmon School understand how much we need them.

By Christine Patronik Holder | Correspondent
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Farewell to the Higginses
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Farewell to the Higginses

A surprise farewell party took place March 11 at James Place on East Garfield Road for Dunden subdivision residents Charlie and Joyce Higgins, who are moving to Florida.

Mar 15, 2017 1:00 AM

Society Notes-March 15

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Aurora Chamber of Commerce's next networking luncheon is March 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Aurora Inn. Lisa Crilley Mallis will speak about impactive strategies.

Wedding: Emily Wallace-Michael Fisher
Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Wedding: Emily Wallace-Michael Fisher

The Rev. Kevin Horak officiated at the wedding of Emily Louise Wallace and Michael Egan Fisher on Sept. 4, 2016 at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Their parents are Peter and Mary Wallace and Jeffrey and Virginia Fisher, all of Aurora. The wedding colors were ivory, green and blue.

Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Society Notes-March 8

AURORA STUDY CLUB Aurora Study Club will meet March 15 at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the Church in Aurora. The speaker will be Sherrie Tolliver from "Women in History" portraying Rosie the Riveter. A social hour with refreshments will follow.

Around Aurora-March 1
Mar 1, 2017 1:00 AM

Around Aurora-March 1

Carpe Diem, as the ancient Romans used to say. Seize or enjoy the springlike days this month. Irrespective of Punxsutawney Phil's prognostications, forecasts indicate our delightful February will continue through March.

By Christine Patronik-holder | Correspondent
Feb 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Society Notes-Feb. 22

AURORA ROTARY CLUB The Rotary Club of Aurora's 17th annual Taste of the Western Reserve will be April 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Signature of Solon. Tickets are $35 each in advance or $40 each at the door, and guests may purchase tables of 10 for $400.

Feb 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Society Notes-Feb. 8

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The "State of the City" Chamber of Commerce meeting will take place Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bertram Hotel and Conference Center. Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin and Schools Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli will speak about what's going on in the city and schools.

Around Aurora-Feb. 8
Feb 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Around Aurora-Feb. 8

One woodpecker. Two finches. Three starlings. Bring the little ones and join the "The Great Backyard Bird Count" on Feb. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Moebius Nature Center.

By Christine Patronik-holder | Correspondent
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ENGAGED: Breanna Boswell, Jordan Fedor
Jan 25, 2017 1:00 AM

ENGAGED: Breanna Boswell, Jordan Fedor

The engagement of Breanna Marie Boswell of Aurora and Jordan Thomas Fedor of Mantua is being announced. The couple are children of Michael and Kimberly Boswell and Ron and Sherry Fedor.

Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

Society Notes-Jan. 18

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Neil and Hasaleah Barrett of Aurora announce the birth of a son -- Dorian Victor Barrett -- on Dec. 31 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.