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When Linda Creviston came to the city of Solon to lead the Blue Ribbon program in 2012 for individuals with special needs, she recalled finding a perfect niche.

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The snow fell hard on Chardon on Tuesday morning, but the Geauga Park District Board of Commissioners tried harder as they held their regular meeting at Big Creek Park’s Donald W. Meyer Center and accepted the retirement of naturalist Dan Best after his nearly 33 years of work for the parks.

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Though it was a bit nippy outside, the group gathered last Saturday at Frohring Meadows was enthusiastic as the Geauga Park District representatives prepared to cut the ribbon on the newest addition at the park in Bainbridge.

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Geauga County residents have another reason to get a little exercise and enjoy the natural beauty of the county.

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BAINBRIDGE — Though the need to replace a playground at River Road Park has dominated recent meetings, trustees noted that the walking trails at this and other township parks need upgrades.

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WOODMERE — A crowd of 1,500 or more gathered on Sunday for the second annual Woodmere Music Festival, which featured games, activities for children, food and drink tastings, tech demonstrations and, of course, music. One performer after another entertained crowds both inside and outside of E…

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BAINBRIDGE — Geauga Park District’s Holbrook Hollows Park will be an educational classroom for the future with its streams, forests, wetlands and natural habitat, Geauga Park District Chief Naturalist John Kolar said. He spoke at the official opening last Saturday of the park on Country Lane.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.