Consignment shop a part
of antiques appraisal fair
Local residents have an opportunity to sell antiques at the Aurora Historical Society's consignment shop in conjunction with the second annual antiques appraisal fair. Items must be 50 years or older.
Consignments will be accepted Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historical society museum. The consignor determines the selling price and the consignment charge is 30 percent from that price.
Last year's participants included antique dealers, historical society members and contributors from Aurora and surrounding communities.
For information about the consignment shop, call Diane Oberle at 330-562-6496.
The antiques appraisal fair will be Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library gallery and museum. The Atrium at Anna Maria is primary sponsor. Information is available from Kathy Brown at 330-562-7034 or email@example.com.
The society's next major exhibit is the Smithsonian Institution's "Museum on Main Street: Journey Stories," about how ancestors came to America. It will be displayed next spring.
The society has several items for sale, including the book "Aurora: From the Founding to the Flood" (reduced to $20), other books, note cards, ornaments, cross-stitch items, trays and Geauga Lake T-shirts.
City resources $43 million
The Portage County Budget Commission has determined its official 2014 certificates of estimated resourses totals for area communities. It shows that Aurora will have $43.1 million next year, and that the Portage County District Library will have $3.1 million The total for all subdivisions in Portage County is $419.3 million.
Activities at sanctuaries
A nature walk is planned Sept. 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the Greater Cleveland Audubon Society's Aurora Sanctuary on East Pioneer Trail. There is a parking lot on the north side of the road, just a few hundred feet east of Page Road.
Meanwhile, Shaker Lakes natural resources manager Sarah Cech will talk about "Out with the Old, In with the New: Treating Invasive Narrow-leaved Cattails to make way for improved Biodiversity" on Sept. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Novak Sanctuary on Townline Road.
All programs are free.
Big Library Read features
'Clancy' book this month
Portage County District Library has announced it will take part in the Big Library Read program. Library cardholders can borrow and enjoy eBook and audiobook versions of the Big Library Read book "Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth" by Jane O'Connor through Sept. 30 by visiting http://overdrive.portagelibrary.org.
The first in a series of delightful middle-grade mysteries, sassy Nancy is now a detective. When one of her classmate's most special possessions disappears from school, it's up to Nancy to save the day. With the help of her friend Bree, she follows the clues to an unexpected source.
The Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title for a two-week period, creating a virtual, global book club.
Interested patrons will be able to borrow Book 1 in the Nancy Clancy series using a valid Portage County District library card, and enjoy on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about wait lists or holds.
Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees.
The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and more to libraries, and HarperCollins, publisher of the best-selling Fancy Nancy series of children's titles.
Planning panel will meet
At its meeting tonight (Sept. 18), the city's planning commission will discuss a requested lot split for TX Four Holdings LLC at 1050 E. Mennonite Road, and also will continue its review of the sign code draft.
City meetings scheduled
City government meetings coming up soon are: Tonight (Sept. 18) — planning commission at 7 p.m.; Sept. 19 — landmark commission at 7 p.m.; Sept. 23 — City Council’s committee of the whole at 6 p.m. and regular Council meeting at 7; Sept. 25 — civil service commission at 6:30 p.m.; Sept. 26 — architectural board of review at 7.
Chamber events planned
A business after hours open house for Aurora Chamber of Commerce members will be tonight (Sept. 18) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Record Publishing Co., 1050 W. Main St., Kent. The Chamber’s next networking luncheon will be Sept. 19 and the membership services committee will meet Sept. 24.