Marble maker captures13th honors in contestAurora resident Carl Fisher recently placed 13th in the National Alphabet Marble Contest hosted by the Glass Wizards of Cypress, Calif.He tied for the honor of best use of color for an artistic millefiore design which showed the letter "F." It was his first competing in the event. Forty-one contemporary glass and clay marble artists from throughout the nation participated.All contestants were required to produce a marble ranging in size from 3/4-inch to 3 inches and each picked the letter they wished to make.The letter had to be easily seen somewhere in the marble. Voting was open to the public and the winners were chosen by number of votes received.The marbles were auctioned on eBay on June 10 and the winner was allotted the prize pool of all the marbles sold. Marbles received bids of $11 to more than $300 each.DeZydeco will performThe city continues its 2007 summer concert series June 27 at 7 p.m. with the Southern Ohio band DeZydeco led by Robin Lacy.The six-piece group in-cludes the accordion, saxophone and rubboard found in Cajun-style bands of Southwest Louisiana.More information on the band can be found at www.robinlacy.com.The summer series continues July 11 and 25 and Aug. 8 and 22 with various bands. For details, call Laura Holman at 330-995-9149.Antiques are featuredat annual Aurora showThe annual Aurora Anti-ques Show and Sale will be June 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Leighton School.It is sponsored by the Aurora Historical Society and the Rotary Club of Aurora.A consignment booth will be featured, with residents permitted to exhibit their pre-1907 items for sale. Anyone interested in participating should call Richard or Jan Wilks at 440-247-1614.Admission to the show is $5 and food service will be available. Proceeds will go for scholarship. For details, visit www.auroraantiques-show.com.Fireworks set June 30Aurora's annual July 4 fireworks will be June 30 at 9:45 a.m., with music by a disc jockey and food vendors selling food at 6. Rain date is July 1.The Wizard of Ahs will be in charge of the display, which will include accompanying music. Signs will be posted at the lake to help people select optimal viewing and sound locations.Flag displays, burningrituals set in cemeteryA new policy is being observed at the cemetery by the city, according to the Aurora Service Department.A funeral flag of a veteran that is given to the survivors at the internment in the cemetery can be donated to be flown on either of the two poles at the cemetery.After they have faded or been torn they will be taken down and properly disposed of by burning. American Legion Post 803 then will conduct a proper flag burning ceremony later.The flags may dropped off at the Brown-Keidel Service Center during working hours weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Questions should be re-ferred to Ric Mattmuller or Steve Spencer of American Legion Post 803.Adult mentors neededBig Brothers and Sisters of Portage County reports five boys and one girl from Aurora are on the waiting list for a volunteer mentor.Volunteers are asked to meet three or four times per month for at least one year with their little brothers or sisters. Volunteers are matched with children who have similar interests.For details, call Big Brothers-Sisters at 330-296-6655.City meetings planned;cemetery is on agendaThe following city meetings are coming up in the next week: Tonight (June 20) -- planning commission at 7; June 21 -- landmark commission at 7 p.m.June 25 -- City Council at 7 p.m.; June 26 -- master plan review commission at 1 p.m.; June 27 -- civil service commission at 6:30 p.m.; June 28 -- architectural board of review at 7 p.m.At the June 21 landmark commission meeting, the panel will discuss offsite markers for the Giles Cemetery on Aurora Lake Road and a landscape plan for the cemetery.Also on the agenda is a request for a certificate of appropriateness for a project planned by William and Sandra Hubbell of Eggleston Road.Top carp anglers notedThe top fishermen at the city's carp derby June 9 have been announced.Included are: most pound-age -- Oscar Mejia, 34 pounds, 1 ounce; Mike Kenney, 18 pounds; Jim Boyd, 15 pounds, 3 ounces.Longest carp -- Matthew Peluso (6 to 8 years old), 14 1/2 inches; Logan Kocianic (9 to 12), 16 1/2 inches; Kenney (over 18), 37 inches.About 130 people participated, and they caught about 90 pounds of carp, which were disposed of.For some photos from the event, see Page 18.Movie slated June 22A family movie night sponsored by the city's parks and recreation department will be June 22 at 8 at Kiwanis-Moore Playground beside Fire Station 1.Dreamworks Animation's "Over the Hedge" will be shown. Families can take blankets and chairs. The movie features the voices of Bruce Willis, Steve Carrell, Garry Shandling and Wil-liam Shatner.The movie will run for about 90 minutes. For details, call 330-562-4333.Safety Town plannedFour Aurora Safety Town sessions for youngsters who will enter kindergarten when the 2007-08 school year starts in August will be offered.The site is Miller School on South Chillicothe Road. Sessions will be July 9 to 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., July 16 to 20 and 23 to 27 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and July 16 to 20 from 1 to 3 p.m.For information, call Officer Vicki Yendriga at 330-562-8181 or e-mail her at yendrigav@auroraoh.com.Videos, Reference USAavailable at the libraryThe Portage County District Library has added new downloadable videos from MyLibrarydv, as well as Ref-erence USA, to the list of electronic databases available.New from MyLibrarydv is Fitness On Demand," a variety of exercises videos. MyLibrarydv is accessible all the time and available to PCDL cardholders.Patrons can visit the lib-rary's Web site to access the download manager for a one-time download using a broadband Internet connection.Meanwhile, Reference USA provides a detailed listing of 10.5 million businesses with the ability to search by company, type, location and size.Students can use it to prepare and write in-depth class projects or papers, jobseekers can perform research on prospective employers and access to residential listings also is possible.