The spring meeting of the newly-formed Aurora Botanicals will take place May 11 at 9 a.m. at the city's community gardens on Page Road between East Mennonite and Bartlett roads.

Rain will force the meeting to be moved to Starbucks. If the weather is good, the group will walk around the community garden, answer questions and discuss future activities. All local residents are welcome.

Questions about the group should be directed to Shannon Osorio at 330-348-0309 or or Terry Gugliotta at 330-562-8552 or


The next Aurora Study Club meeting will be May 15 at 1 p.m. at the Church in Aurora's fellowship hall.

To end the spring season, club members will hear Julie McComb from the Western Reserve Historical Society speak on Clevelander Robert Manry's 1965 record-setting feat of sailing across the ocean in a 13 1/2-foot boat. Manry was an employee of the Cleveland Press and became a worldwide star as 50,000 people welcomed him to England.

McComb has worked in historic preservation for 20 years and has a bachelor's degree in architectural history and a master's degree in historic preservation.

Guests are always welcomed and refreshments will be served. This will be the last meeting until Sept. 18, when violinist Mary Ann Ions will present a new show.


The Aurora, Solon and Twinsburg Chambers of Commerce are planning their sixth annual 3Chamber Business to Business Show on May 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Signature of Solon. Admission is free with a business card or ticket.

The theme of the show is "Get Connected" and more than 90 exhibitors will be on hand.

The featured speaker is Dr. Jason D. Carthen, president/CEO of Redeemed Management & Consulting and his topic at 4:45 is "Unlocking Million Dollar Sales for Your Business.He is a highly sought-after international speaker in the area of leadership, business, and identifying your purpose in life.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit Taste of Aurora, Solon and Twinsburg" for free food samples from 12 area restaurants.For details, call Auroa Chamber Executive Director Laura Holman at 330-562-3355.


Philip Daniel Anderson was born Feb. 12 to Jodie Thompson and Dan Anderson of Mantua. The infant boy weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces when he arrived at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.

Abbie Thompson, 10, is the baby's big sister. Maternal grandparents are Brian and Dottie Summerlin of Aurora. Paternal grandparents are Dave and Cindy Anderson and Bill and Cindy Siebenthal, all of Mantua.

Great-grandparents are Lois Summerlin of Mantua and Aurora residents Ann Plank and Haverd and Doris Anderson.