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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.

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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
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.

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Jan 11, 2017 1:00 AM

Society Notes-Jan. 11

AURORA CHAMBER A 3Chamber Women's Expo has been scheduled for Jan. 26 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. by the Aurora, Solon and Twinsburg Chambers of Commerce.. It is at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg.

Around Aurora-Jan. 4
Jan 4, 2017 1:00 AM

Around Aurora-Jan. 4

I'm writing this column at the end of December, after boarding Amtrak for my first cross-country train trip. As big rail fans for many years, my husband Tim and I have travelled by train from Cleveland to Chicago, Boston to Washington D.C.

Dec 14, 2016 1:00 AM

Society Notes-Dec. 14

AURORA ROTARY CLUB At its Dec. 7 meeting, the Rotary Club of Aurora elected two new board members -- Dale Thorne and Roger Cram. Al Connors reported that the club was the No.

Engaged: Sarah Lack, Stephen Habbyshaw
Dec 14, 2016 1:00 AM

Engaged: Sarah Lack, Stephen Habbyshaw

The engagement of Sarah Elizabeth Lack and Stephen Thomas Habbyshaw, both of Athens, is being announced. Miss Lack is the daughter of Gary and Deborah Lack and Mr. Habbyshaw is the son of Richard and Bobbie Habbyshaw, both of Aurora.

Engaged: Jessica Cohen, Kori Bogard
Dec 14, 2016 1:00 AM

Engaged: Jessica Cohen, Kori Bogard

The engagement of Jessica Cohen and Kori Bogard, both of Robinson, Ill., is being announced.

Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Society Notes-Dec. 7

AURORA ROTARY CLUB The Rotary Club of Aurora will once again offer Dial-A-Santa for kids to call in and speak with Santa Claus. It will be Dec. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Children should call Santa at 330-562-6188. Rotary held its Christmas party Nov. 30 at the Bertram Inn.

Dec 7, 2016 1:00 AM

Around Aurora-Dec. 7

Giving is what the holiday season is all about. So it is fitting that we give a big round of applause to Aurora attorney Elizabeth "Betsy" Tomasko Garner as she retires from the Portage Park District board of directors after 10 years of dedicated volunteer service.

By Christine Patronik-holder | Correspondent
Nov 30, 2016 1:00 AM

Society Notes-Nov. 30

THE WOMEN'S COUNCIL The Women's Council of Hiram College will present an Encore luncheon and program titled "Step in Time" on Dec. 10 at Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn at Route 82 and I-480. There will be punch and / or a cash bar at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon to follow at noon.

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Nov 9, 2016 1:00 AM

Society Notes-Nov. 9

THE AURORA CHAMBER The Aurora Chamber of Commerce's November networking luncheon will be Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bella Vita Event Center (old Aurora golf course clubhouse) on Trails End. A panel of marketing experts will share the latest marketing strategies for businesses.

Wedding: Victoria Cockrill, Jeremy Gattozzi
Nov 9, 2016 1:00 AM

Wedding: Victoria Cockrill, Jeremy Gattozzi

The wedding of Victoria Cockrill and Jeremy Gattozzi took place Aug. 20 at Firestone Country Club in Akron. The Rev. Martha Cash-Burless officiated. Their parents are Fred and Joan Cockrill of Alliance and Jerry and Sandy Gattozzi of Aurora.