Cuyahoga Falls Republicans meeting June 29

Cuyahoga Falls Republicans will host their monthly meeting June 29 at the Cuyahoga Falls Library, lower level. Meeting will start at 7 p.m. All residents are welcome to discuss the issues impacting the future of the community. For more info contact

Haven of Rest hosts banquet July 11

TOGETHER: Rebuilding Lives Through Christ" is the theme for Haven of Rest's Akron Regional Banquet, which will be held on July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Todaro's Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron. Learn through an inspiring program about how lives of men, women and children are being rebuilt through the amazing programs and services of Haven of Rest Ministries.

There will be a man and a woman who will share their journey of recovery, and special music will be sung by Mike Radebaugh and Haven of Rest's Men's Residential Choir. It's a program that will touch the heart.

There is no charge for the tickets, but they are limited to people 18 years old and older. Reservations are a must. Call Lynne at 330-535-1563 or email for reservations or for more information.

Sewing groups meet throughout June

On June 28, the American Sewing Guild Ellet group will meet at 10 a.m. at the Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Drive. Members will bring items for lunch and work on planning. Contact Audrey Boyd at 330-628-4847 or on email at

Clifford's Mini Auto Museum summer hours

Clifford's Mini Auto Museum on the corner of Front Street and Broad Boulevard will be open to the public this summer every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. from now through Sept. 24. On Festival Weekends the museum will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. ( Sommerfest-Oktoberfest July 8 and 9, Fiesta Italiana - July 22 and 23). It will also be open on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. to coincide with the Riverfront Car Cruise-In events, which have now begun. Those interested in visiting may also call to make an appointment to see the museum any other time or to schedule a group tour. Call Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home at 330-928-2147 and ask for Marty or Steve. Admission is always free.

Hampton/Falls AARP #5038monthly luncheons

The Hampton/Falls AARP # 5038 will be having their monthly luncheon at noon at the Quirk Cultural Center,1201 Grant Ave. Bingo will be played after lunch and short meeting. There will be no charge for Bingo with prizes awarded from donated gifts. Only charge would be for a lunch catered by Diane Kidd. You do not have to be a member but the group is looking for new members if you are a senior. The group meets usually the second Tuesday of each month at noon in the Quirk Senior Center. Lunch, meeting, entertainment or speaker and a split raffle drawing also. If you would like to come and see what the group does, enjoy a lunch and would like more info or to reserve a spot call either Byrne or Kathy Moy at 330-928-8548 or June Truax at 330-928-8131. The group does have fundraisers to donate to local veterans' groups as well as other worthwhile organizations.

Kent Flea offered this season

New this year, The Kent Flea will be held at the beautiful, historic Mansion on the Hill in Kent (409 W Main St., Kent). The next date is July 1 from 9-4. This is a unique market which is made up of handpicked local and regional vendors, artisans and craftsman.

Offering the best in hand made jewelry, baked goods, repurposed furniture and decor, handcrafted soaps and candles and vintage/antique collectibles, along with other unique finds.

There is live music, a Food Truck, local Animal Rescues, Kettle Corn, Lemon Shake Ups, demos, giveaways and activities for the kiddos.

There is free admission and plenty of parking. For more information on booth availability, visit

Akron Camera Club looking for members

All types of photography are welcome, including digital, prints and slides. The Akron Camera Club is also active in digital processing and manipulation such as using Lightroom, Photoshop, HDR, Nik Soft, Topaz and other software programs.

In addition to the regular meetings, the club has an awards banquet and its annual Members' Show. Visitors are always welcome but only members may participate in competitions.

Membership is available to all levels of photographers. Annual dues are $35 per person or $50 per couple.

The Akron Camera Club traces its roots back to the late 1800s when photographers in the Akron area would meet to share photographs, equipment and information. With the onset of World War I, the group went on hiatus.

In 1937, the Akron Camera Club re-emerged and became incorporated and has had regular meetings since then.

In the 1940s, the Akron Camera Club, along with other northeast Ohio camera organizations, broadcast programs on photography on local radio station WGAR.

In 1941 camera clubs in Ohio, including the Akron Camera Club, joined together to defeat Ohio House Bill 85. This bill would have required all photographers who sold or displayed their photos to be licensed.

One of the club's more famous members was Willard Seiberling, son of F. A. Seiberling- founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., and the uncle to John Seiberling, one of the creators of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

In the late 1950s, Willard Seiberling would host photo outings at Stan Hywet Hall and Garden.

Group for widows,

widowers meets for meal

A New Beginning, a social group for widows and widowers (all ages), will meet for breakfast and conversation every Saturday at 9 a.m. at Thano's Restaurant, 71 - 5th St., SE., Barberton. The group also meets for dinner and conversation the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6 p.m. For restaurant location, call 330-745-6239.