The March 20 meeting of the Aurora Study Club will feature Dan Ruminski, who will talk about Thomas H. White and his family,. residents of Cleveland's Millionaire's Row.

White established the successful White Sewing Machine Co. in 1876, and in 1901 the family branched out and built steam-powered automobiles, contributing greatly to Cleveland's industrial history.

Ruminski was born in Cleveland, reared in Pepper Pike and graduated from John Carroll University with a degree in political science. His military career included two years of ROTC training and one year in Vietnam.

He became a teacher at Gilmour Academy, but eventually left to buy the Martinson-Nicholls Inc. company. He is known as Cleveland's storyteller and enjoys sharing unique stories of the past.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the Church in Aurora fellowship hall. Guests are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served.


The next meeting of the Twinsburg Garden Club will be March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Twinsburg Senior Center on Ravenna Road.

It will feature a presentation by Rick Malone, a landscape architect. He will show the group how little things can make a big differnce in gardens. He also will lecture on beautiful landscape designs and give ideas to enhance yards.

Visit for details about the club or call Karen Conrad at 330-348-1526.


The Federated Democratic Women of Portage County will meet March 16 at 9:15 a.m. at On Tap on Kent Road in Stow. Wayne Enders will speak about "newspaper Clippings." Those planning to attend should contact Gloria Haven at 330-297-6648 or by March 14 with the number of people planning to attend.


History professors Daniel Kilbride of John Carroll University and Diane Barnes of Youngstown State University will discuss "Lincoln and Civil Rights During the Civil War" and "Abolitionists and Lincoln," respectively, on March 16 at 5 p.m. in the library's gallery as part of the historical society's "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" traveling exhibition.