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Russell Township has historically celebrated Memorial Day the week ahead of the official day. The event will take place 3 p.m. May 19 at Briar Hill Cemetery on Fairmount Road. One of Russell’s own residents, Capt. Anthony Paskevich, will be the featured speaker this year. Capt. Paskevich, a …

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Dan Gutowitz sees the artistic value of old license plates. He searches for old and newer plates discarded for one reason or another and crafts them into art. One notable wall hanging is shaped like the state of Ohio.

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Some of David Patterson’s earliest memories involve trudging through mud in the woods gathering maple sap from buckets on his family farm. His wife Pam has helped produce maple syrup for more than 20 years since before they were married. Being part of producing sweet maple syrup is a part of…

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Last Friday, Ronan Feldman boarded his school bus with green hair. Sprayed with temporary color, his green locks served as a reminder to his Kenston Middle School classmates of the Sunday event to come. On Monday, he boarded bald, void of the green that went with the weekend.

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Sub-zero temperatures failed to deter a crowd from attending an event Monday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Kenston Local School District’s Gardiner Center where five people shared their encounters with racism and how the civil rights leader changed their lives.

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Who had more fun, the kids or the cops? That was the lingering question after police officers from Bainbridge Township and South Russell Village escorted children on the annual Shop with a Cop adventure this past Saturday.

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Thanksgiving week was the start of the winter holiday season across the region. Communities from Burton to Chagrin Falls to Solon set their holiday trees aglow celebrating with songs, hot chocolate and visits with Santa. The festivities will continue as Chardon lights up the town square this…

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The day after Thanksgiving is a treasured day of tradition for many families – a day where loved ones spend quality time together and create new memories. On this day, many families cut down their Christmas trees, marking the beginning of the holiday season. This occasion brings together fam…

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Numerous teen and tween volunteers will serve as “Santa’s elves” at Solon Civic Club’s 44th annual Lunch with Santa, Dec. 8. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Solon Middle School and Parkside Elementary School, 6835 SOM Center Road (Route 91).

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Although mud and hay covered the ground instead of snow, and the only ice came from Jeff Meyer’s sculptures, the Frozen Fest and sunny mild weather drew a packed crowd to the West Woods Nature Center in Russell on Sunday. The free family event sponsored by the Geauga Park District, featured …

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Joey Grano, 12, and Jackson Day, 2, both of Chardon take to the sledding hill covered in winter white last Saturday afternoon at the Chalet in Chardon. He managed to get in some runs just before a warming trend the next day. Temperatures rose throughout this week. Though rain is predicted th…

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Honey the dog takers her human Nancy Rubin of Pepper Pike on a hike through the snow-blanketed trails in the Cleveland Metroparks' South Chagrin Reservation on Tuesday when the temperatures were in the 30s. Temperatures were expected to rise throughout the week, with today and Friday hitting…

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Snow blanketed the terrain Tuesday at the Geauga Park District’s Headwaters Park in Claridon and Huntsburg townships when temperatures were in the 20s. Forecasts predicted a rise in temperatures earlier in the week, with a steep drop to the teens on Saturday, when snow showers are anticipate…

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A thick layer of snow blankets the trails and river around Jackson Field in the Cleveland Metroparks’ South Chagrin Reservation on Tuesday when temperatures were in the 30s. Temperatures were expected to rise throughout the week, with today and Friday hitting the mid-50s. Temperatures are ex…

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As the Arctic air gripped Geauga County this past month, one program offered through the Geauga County Department on Aging made Robert Debevits a popular guy.

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A crowd, giddy with anticipation and numb from the cold, watches as the 100-pound, edible popcorn ball slides down the 50-foot tall Triangle Park flagpole in downtown Chagrin Falls on New Year’s Eve. There was a close call with an uncooperative mechanism, but thanks to work by the Popcorn Ba…

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Ria Burns, 6, of Middlefield prepares luminaries for the Geauga Park District Winter Solstice celebration held at the West Woods Nature Center in Russell on Dec. 21, the longest night of the year. The park district changed its decades-old tradition from a group tour through the woods to a se…

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The Pattersons and Newberrys of Twinsburg took advantage of last week’s snow, enjoying a family fun day of sledding at South Chagrin Reservation off of Hawthorne Road in Solon on Sunday. Pictured, from left, are Lilly Newberry, 10; Tommy Patterson, 8; Tom Patterson; Harvey Newberry, 13; and …

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It’s holiday gift-giving time, and a largely unmined resource for something unusual and memorable may be found at the area’s arts and cultural organizations where one purchase buys two gifts – one for the recipient and the other in proceeds which are returned to the coffers of the organization.

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The hot chocolate was flowing and the mini-marshmallows were endless at the Chardon Square Association’s Home for the Holidays festival held last Saturday on Chardon Square. The event included free carriage rides by Lady Bug Ranch along with a hot chocolate bar and visit from Santa in the He…