The Aurora Historical Society will have A Night Under the Stars Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Deed House on East Pioneer Trail across from the library.

There will be hors d'oeuvres, and then attendees will adjourn to the historical society's museum on the lower level of the library to hear a mid-year report from President John Kudley.

Kudley recently addressed the Sheldon reunion committee during its meeting in Utica, N.Y., and then continued to Suffield, Mass to talk about Aurora's Sheldon research.

Beverages, including wine, will be served. Members with last names A to K should bring appetizers. Those with last names L to Z should bring desserts.

Anyone with questions can call Michael Thal at 330-995-4067 or Diane Barben at 216-409-4048.


Aurora Chamber of Commerce's next networking luncheon will be Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at ThornCreek Winery and Gardens on Treat Road.

Featured speaker will be Marty McGann, senior vice president for government advocacy for the Greater Cleveland Partnership. He will talk about legislative topics and their impact on businesses.

Visit or call 330-562-3355 for details.

The Aurora Showcase will be Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school. Booth space is available.


New member Jim Schnell talked about the 100-year history of the Rotary Foundation at the Rotary Club of Aurora's Sept. 7 meeting.

He said the foundation has more than $1 billion in endowments, and also spoke about the importance of Interact youth clubs and Rotary Youth Leadership Association training, which is available at Baldwin Wallace University.

Special guests were Stew Buchanan and his wife Cheri, Dave McClellan and Bob Gehrhart.

A business meeting will take place tonight (Sept. 14) at 6 p.m. Students of the month will be honored Sept. 21, and Peter DeSourza will speak about the book "Explore Twinsburg" at the Sept. 28 meeting.


The Aurora Study Club, will meet Sept. 21 at at 1 p.m. in the Church in Aurora, when Mary Beth Ions, violinist and humorist will perform, and the Wednesday Afternoon Club Lady will talk about upcoming meetings. Cost of membership is $20 a year or $5 per meetin. All area women are welcome. The club has 200-plus members.


Nicholas and Barbara Pizzi of Aurora have welcomed a new grandson to the family.

Beck Wulf Merritt was born Aug. 10 at home, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces. He is the son of Sean and Hayley Merritt of Kent.

Maternal grandparents are Dr. William and Sue Bennett of Wooster.