Newbury Township Trustees agreed last week that they will remove themselves from the Newbury Joint Recreation Board in the future, but want to move slowly to allow for a smooth transition to an independent organization.
Bainbridge Trustees want to hear from residents on their wishes concerning the need for park playground equipment in the township. Trustees met Monday with members of the Bainbridge Park Committee.
Plans surrounding the rotting deck of the Veterans Legacy Woods’ banquet center remain unclear within the Geauga Park District; nonetheless, the district’s Board of Commissioners decided to leave the deck standing and may continue taking reservations at the facility in the meantime.
Ground was broken last week for the long anticipated playground at South Russell Village Park with the goal of completing it in time for the Fall Festival on Sept. 15 at the park, Mayor Bill Koons said.
Invasive plants can be a headache, not only to those who must deal with it on their properties but those who are responsible for public lands.
RUSSELL — In the near future, visitors to the Modroo Park in Russell will be walking in the area and enjoying nature in what was once a hayfield.
A sign warning motorists to drive slowly due to “Children at Play” might seem like a common roadside notification, but it isn’t in Ohio. Such signs are discouraged by the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Holbrook Hollows Park in Bainbridge features winding trails, forests, hollows, ravines and wetlands. While it is one of the Geauga Park District’s newest parks, it is already seeing enthusiastic use by walkers, horseback riders and nature lovers.
Her participation in the Solon Center for the Arts Musical Theater Workshop this summer has taught 13-year-old Simone Davis how to get out of her comfort zone.
The Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic’s culminating event on July 14 carries its name proudly: the $50,000 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund Cleveland Grand Prix. To shorten the name would do a disservice to its top sponsor who began supporting the prestigious heritage horse show in 2018.
About 30 persons came to the Kent State University Geauga campus Sunday to find “common ground” on sustainable construction as a way to preserve the environment and save money while doing it.
MORELAND HILLS — The Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic opens on Independence Day and show manager Phil DeVita said he plans to make the 55th event another top-notch show.
During summer, about 100 lifeguards young and old are in place, ensuring the safety of swimmers using the pools at the Community Center and Arthur Road, and enjoying camaraderie all the while.
The week’s heavy rainfall made way for a sunny Summer Solstice last Friday as more than 250 volunteers and community members gathered at Chagrin Falls Park in Bainbridge for United Way’s Day of Action.
“I’m Red Raider born and Red Raider bred,” is a verse likely to be shared next month by dozens of former Red Raider Camp alumni at a special reunion.
CHAGRIN FALLS — For the first time in more than 50 years, a fireworks display will be staged in the village, but not on July 4. This colorful display will take place on Oct. 1.
A mutual agreement between Bainbridge Township Trustees and the Geauga Park District over new picnic shelters at Frohring Meadows could be finalized soon, averting threatened legal action.
When the Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic comes to town in July, it will bring more than just horses. The annual equestrian event is sure to deliver a financial impact to the valley communities with additional revenue, jobs, promotion and more.
BAINBRIDGE — Despite the afternoon heat Saturday, Toby, a beagle and bull dog mix, was totally engrossed in chasing his toy around the dog park at Centerville Mills Park in Bainbridge. The park re-opened that day after grass was replanted in areas that had turned to mud and other improvement…
Dressed in Greek helmets, tie-dye, togas and other forms of team gear, seventh-graders paraded from the Chagrin Falls Middle School to the Chagrin Valley Recreation Center last week.
In her hand, Dr. Sarah Rose held a small glass vial containing an even smaller leaf and a long, thin spider with a yellow stripe down the abdomen.
Catching fish at the Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve last week captivated and fascinated kids who were participating in the annual Fishing Event for Special Needs Children. With the help of many volunteers the children with special needs baited their hooks, cast their lines and reeled in the fish.
CHAGRIN FALLS — With the exception of one fight in Riverside Park, multiple open container violations and underage consumption of alcohol, this year’s Blossom Time Festival was trouble free, according to Chagrin Falls police Chief Amber Dacek.
Photographer Linda Butler focuses on the environment with the goal of inspiring people to protect resources like Lake Erie to which the Grand, Cuyahoga, Chagrin and six other rivers flow from Ohio.
The American Kestrel, a small yet feisty falcon often seen soaring through the air in rural areas including Geauga County, lost half its population in the U.S. over the last 50 years largely due to a decline in habitat, experts say.
As runners crossed the finish line of the Blossom Time Run this past Sunday morning, they beat more than personal records. For every participant of the 5.25-mile run who came in before Dr. William Wiley, a donation of $1 was pledged by the ophthalmologist to the Chagrin Valley Jaycees.
A resolution authorizing the mayor to file an application for state funding for a rails-to-trails project drew many residents to City Hall on Monday, but the matter was ultimately removed from the agenda.
Geauga Park District’s Nature Scopes program has been introducing fifth-grade students to the fascinating world of binoculars for 16 years and it is impacting their lives, park naturalist Nora Sindelar said.
It’s tick season and the little arachnids are out in force, Geauga Park District biologist Paul Pira said, reminding residents to take simple precautions to guard against the disease carriers.
MORELAND HILLS — Nearly 40 Progressive Corp. employees arrived at Hiram House Camp last week to give back to the community by helping the camp prepare for the summer season. Hiram House, which hosts hundreds of kids every summer for camp, put the employees to work around the campsite on Hira…
The Geauga Park District board Tuesday approved the Planning and Operations’ 2020 capital improvement projects which includes three separate improvements involving Welton’s Gorge in Burton Township, the Sunnybrook Preserve in Chester and habitat restorations of Ohio brook trout streams in th…
AUBURN — Township trustees are working to obtain a $30,000 NatureWorks grant through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to help build a picnic pavilion at the Auburn Community Park off Munn Road.
CHAGRIN FALLS — Youth sports organizations in the village and the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District may soon be working more closely together to form a more cohesive and potentially cost-savings youth sports program.
CHAGRIN FALLS — Blossom Time is back for its 63rd year and it’s bringing some new gear. After more than 20 years of partnering with Great Lakes Amusement, the Chagrin Valley Jaycees have negotiated a new contract to partner with Bates Brothers Amusement Co. for this year’s Memorial Day weekend.
Rain and cold dampened the 90th running of the Geauga County Maple Festival this year, sending a chill through those who ventured to Chardon Square for the annual celebration of the county’s maple legacy.
PEPPER PIKE — After receiving a $127,000 NatureWorks grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources last year, the city plans to replace its current playground with new items that are more accessible and inclusive.
The former Wicked Woods Golf Course in Newbury and Burton townships has a new name, and its banquet facilities will be open for limited rentals starting next month.