Dupuy will head realtors;

Hanna staffers recognized

Dottie Dupuy of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in Aurora has been installed as the 2013 president of the Portage County Association of Realtors. She is the manager of the local office.

"I am honored and privileged to service as president for 2013," she said. "These award recipients [Howard Hanna staffers] represent the finest associates in the real estate industry. In a year of challenge and recovery in 2012, these associates outperformed the marketplace."

Aurora Howard Hanna office staffers Sherry Gloor and Mary Strimple were installed as directors of the association.

The following office associates earned honors: Gold -- Strimple and Susan White; silver -- Lori DiCesare, Kathleen Novak and Sue Tinlin; bronze -- Gloor, Joe Leslie, Archie Mackintosh, Vel Martell, Jacke Mumaw and Sandy Myers; rookies of the year -- Jan Potts and Mike Trudick.

Salon sets Focus session

Charm Salon-Boutique at 14 New Hudson Road in Aurora is planning another session in its series "Become a Better You in 2013" on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Steppingstones Pathway also is a sponsor.

This "Focus" topic will allow participants to learn a three-step guide to focusing better and three blocks that keep someone from his or her goals. No reservations are necessary. For details, call 330-562-0144.

Weight challenge offered

at Snap Fitness locations

Snap Fitness locations in Aurora, Streetsboro and Kent will begin a six-week Lose Weight Challenge on March 4, which is free for members with special joining incentives, nutritional guidance and training advice to help people achieve their goals.

"This year the clubs in Portage County are competing against each other to see who can bring home the Snap Fitness Challenge Cup," said Christy Karns. "The traveling trophy cup will be displayed at the winning club until the next challenge. But the real winners are the people who lose extra pounds and stay on a path of healthy living.'

The three locations will award the top individuals at each club a bevy of prizes, including free monthly memberships, special discounts and merchandise donated by area businesses.

More information is available by calling Aurora at 330-995-0995, Streetsboro at 330-626-3882 or Kent at 330-474-2910 or visiting www.snapfitness.com.