The engagement of Courtney Rose Shilling of Cleveland, the daughter of Michael and Barbara Shilling of Mantua, to Robert James Hoekstra of Cleveland, the son of James and Sheryl Hoekstra of Lewisville, N.C., is announced. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of James A.
The engagement of Amy Coen of Centerville, the daughter of David and Tamara Coen of Mogadore, to Steven Winstead of Centerville, the son of Richard Winstead of Akron and Sandra Shaw of Doylestown, is announced.
The next Bingo Party at the First Congregational Church of Rootstown, United Church of Christ will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 21. The cost is $10 which covers the many games of bingo. Prizes include gift cards from local merchants, theme baskets, and other donated items.
Michael and Ashley Spade of Windham announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Ryan Spade. She was born June 22 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Older brothers are Kaidan Spade, 13, Mayson Spade, 8, and Brayden Spade, 7.
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Matthew and Bobbie Dunch of Ravenna announce the arrival of their daughter, Avery Matalyn Dunch. She was born June 20 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, weighing 9 pounds. Avery's big sisters are Trinity Dunch, 11, and Kinsey Dunch, 7.
The Portage County Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. July 20 in Conference Room A at Maplewood Career Center, 7075 S.R. 88, Ravenna. The guest speaker will be Dr. Matthew Lehnert, biological sciences professor at Kent State University, who will speak about honey bee pollination and genetics.
Children of all ages may visit the Randolph Library at 1 p.m. July 19 for a fun family event. Outback Ray will be bringing his collection of animals to share with those attending. Call 330-325-7003 for registration, or stop by in-person during library hours.
Joy Gerhartinger lost her father when she was 4 years old. She knows what it's like to be a youngster without a dad. That's something she shares in common with Drew, the 10-year-old "little brother" who has come into her life through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portage County.
The Kent Free Library invites families with children ages 12 and younger to really get into the action of a movie at 2 p.m. July 21. Families will be provided with all the props they need to participate in this action-packed animated feature film as it progresses.
The Ravenna Masonic Association will host a spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 21 at the Ravenna Masonic Complex, 4785 Washington Ave., at S.R. 14. The donation is $8 for adults, $4 for children 7 to 12, and free for children 6 and younger.
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Members of the class of 1977 of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent will hold a 40-year reunion at Sunny Hill Golf Course in Kent on Oct. 7. An informal gathering will be held at Roosevelt High School for the Homecoming game on Oct. 6.
Stephanie Yeaglin of the Hospice of Western Reserve will be at Reed Memorial Library at 5 p.m. July 19 to present a special stress management presentation for anyone who is a caregiver.
Jamie and Lana Hoch of Rootstown announce the birth of their first child, Riley Lynn Hoch. She arrived June 22 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna and weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.
Brandon and Amber Sullivan of Warren announce the birth of their first child, Rylie Anna Sullivan. She arrived June 20 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Patricia and Alan Smith of Streetsboro.
Ava Marlene Hardiman is the newborn daughter of Autumn Messner and Ray Hardiman of Akron. She arrived June 19 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Older siblings are Gavin Messner, 10, and Trinity Hardiman, 7.
Chris and Maria Swansiger of Kent announce the arrival of their son, Marco Abel Swansiger. He arrived June 19 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, weighing 9 pounds, 6 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Stella Ciro and Fernando Ariza of Bogota, Colombia.
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By Ann Taft
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The Celtic Club is transporting the residents, staff and guests of 11 area nursing homes to the beach this summer through its Happy Luau Beach Party Days featuring island/beach band the Waikiki Three, composed of Beverly Blass, Dennis Akers and Shari Guttman. Now through Aug.
Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 N. Main St., Mantua, will host its Free Community Meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 17. The meal is free and open to the public.