Advanced circus tickets

available through July 20

Area residents wishing to attend the Kelly Miller Circus on July 21 at either 2 or 5 p.m. in Aurora have until noon July 20 to purchase discounted tickets.

Ticket outlets are Doogan's, Mantua Grain, the Odyssey and Zeppe's Pizzeria in Aurora, Richner Hardware in Twinsburg and Haylett's Corner Store in Mantua Township.

Discounted prices are $6 for children under 12 years old, and adult tickets are $10. Tickets purchased at the circus ticket office will be $7 for children under 12 and $15 for adults.

According to Evan Webster of W.K. Ricksecker Masonic Lodge, ticket sales have been brisk and he encourages persons to get tickets early to take advantage of the discounted prices.

Steve Velimesis, chairman of the Masonic Lodge circus committee, says he is amazed at the public's reaction to having the circus here for the third straight year. "People know that this is a great family outing at reasonable prices; kids are amazed that they are seeing quality live entertainment in person," he said.

The circus performance runs about two hours, including time to ride an elephant or camel. The rides make for great photo opportunities.

Residents also can visit the as the circus grounds (the ballfields on the north side of West Pioneer Trail) the morning of July 21 to see the animals being offloaded and fed and the Big Top erected. Circus personnel will explain what is happening.

The Kelly Miller Circus is celebrating i75 years. Since 1938 it has built a reputation for fair dealing and presenting a quality show.

Second Lily Dale trip set

Because of popular demand, the Aurora parks and recreation department has added a second trip to historic Lily Dale, N.Y. on Aug. 17. The bus will leave from Town Hall at 7:30 a.m. and return at 10 p.m.

There will be numerous opportunities to meet with spiritualists and mediums in residence at Lily Dale. Fee for the trip is $48, which includes, transportation, gate fee, snacks, beverages and a reading on the bus with author and angel reader Laura Lyn.

All meals will be on the participant's own. To register or for additional information, call he parks and recreation department at 330-562-4333.

BZA approves variances

The following variance requests were approved by the city's board of zoning appeals on July 10: A frontage variance for Charles Marks at 908 Old Mill Road, setback variances for an accessory structures for Robert Gauss at 80 W. Mennonite Road and Ed and Allison Devine at 369 Fox Run Trail and a front and rear yard setback variance for an addition for Anna Lavergne at 310 Fox Run Trail.

Pancake breakfast slated

Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites everyone July 28 to an all you can eat pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sunny Lake Park on East Mennonite Road. Sausage, juice and coffee also are available. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 to 10. Dog walkers are welcome.