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Benefit will help Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary pay for care of ‘Miracle Cat’

CHESTERLAND - The “Happy Tails & Cocktails” benefit from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 will help the Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary in Chesterland pay for extra heating and snow plowing during the frigid and snowy winter of 2014-15, along with expenses for the rescue and care of a “miracle cat” who had nearly frozen to death.
The fundraiser will take place at The Cabin Restaurant,

Mayor frets and picks at FAA

WILLOUGHBY – Forget politics - the mayor has a new gig. Mayor David Anderson, who has been playing the guitar for 55 years, hit the Corning Auditorium stage at The Fine Arts Association in Willoughby, March 4.
Known as “Mid-day Music with the Mayor,” a 1 p.m. curtain call featured Anderson picking and strumming as he entertained the house with his guitar virtuosity. The performance was part of The Fine Arts Association Senior Matinee Series.
“I started playing the guitar at age 8,” Anderson said, “and played as a professional musician

Remembering 'zoning laws for the millennium'

Rose Around Town

Pulling a clipping from his pocket, the man identified himself to me as a Tribune reader. "I'm a stranger; yet I'm not," he asserted. "I have gotten to know you through your columns over the years, and now I'm hoping I can talk you into running this old column again."
"Why?" I asked as I surveyed the clipping, which originated from a time when I wasn't yet on the Internet and didn't have a way to file my columns

Awards presented for community service, heritage and business of the year

PERRY TOWNSHIP – This year the Madison-Perry Area Chamber of Commerce (MPACC) hosted its 30th Annual Awards Banquet. The event provides the opportunity to recognize and thank businesses and individuals who have made special contributions for the betterment of the community.
This year’s banquet was held March 12 at the Perry Community Center.
Karen Sundy, who works for Perry Township and serves on the Perry Economic Development Council,

The Fine Arts Association Senior Matinee Series presents Show Tune Showcase April 29

WILLOUGHBY – The Fine Arts Association Senior Matinee Series “Show Tune Showcase” is Wednesday, April 29 at 1 p.m. in the Corning Auditorium of the FAA.
Join vocalist Bob Godfrey as he shares some of his favorite Broadway musical tunes from his acting, directing and teaching experiences.
Accompanied by Sanni Kearns, he will sing classic songs including "Impossible Dream" from “Man of La Mancha,”

IWASM offers events

CLEVELAND – The International Women's Air & Space Museum at Burke Lakefront Airport, Room 165 in Cleveland hosts events regularly.
Please call the museum for more information on any of the upcoming events at (216) 623-1111. New events are being added to the website weekly.

April 25 - Annual Family Day, 10 - 3 p.m. - Free Event. Come on down to IWASM on Saturday, April 25, for "Fifi Saves Superman!" This year is our 10th annual Family Day and we want it to be bigger than ever. There will be plenty of stations set up for crafts, games, activities, a Lego display, and so much more.

May 8 - Dinner with a Slice of History - Around the World with Jerrie Mock presented by Wendy Hollinger - 6:30 p.m. Ohio native Jerrie Mock (1925-2014) was the first woman to fly solo around the world. She made the flight in 1964 in an 11-year-old Cessna 180 which is now hanging in the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center. She was a 38-year-old housewife with only a private pilot's license, and less than 700 flying hours. Her book, “Three-Eight Charlie,” has been out of print for many years. Wendy Hollinger and Dale Ratcliff volunteered to publish a new edition for the 50th anniversary of her flight, and met with Mock and reviewed her memorabilia. Please join us for this incredible story. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation to follow. Tickets are $15 non-members, $13 members. RSVP soon - seats are limited!

Fire Department hosting Hands Only CPR classes

PAINESVILLE - The Painesville City Fire Department will be conducting Hands Only CPR classes at their fire station, 28 Mentor Ave. each Wednesday in April and May at 6 p.m. The class is about 30 minutes long and is free to participants.
Hands Only CPR is for people that aren’t in the healthcare field. It is designed for individuals

Support the APL with the FURocious 5K

ASHTABULA – After the success of last year's inaugural Ashtabula County Animal Protective League FURocious 5K, one-mile walk and quarter-mile kids’ fun run, the event will be back again on May 2.

Words for those who guard our safety...

Rose Around Town

Years ago, as I sifted through some photographs and souvenirs, I came across a yellowed newspaper clipping.
Smiling back at me was a person I remembered from my childhood.

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