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Great Clips of Aurora and Twinsburg to Assist Garrettsville Food Bank

| Published on April 2, 2014

Now through April 30, Great Clips of Aurora and Great Clips of Twinsburg are collecting non-perishable food items to assist the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard.  The food pantry serves 80-100 families per month and lost their entire stock in the recent fire that devastated downtown Garrettsville.
Great Clips of Aurora and …

Fiddler On The Roof Opens April 25th at Aurora Community Theatre

| Published on March 20, 2014

Aurora – Fiddler on the Roof, the award-winning musical marking its golden anniversary in 2014, opens April 25th for an 11-show run at Aurora Community Theatre, 115 E. Pioneer Trail. Performance schedule includes: 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays Apr. 25 – May 17; 3 pm Sundays May 4 and 11, …

ACT Presents “The Diary of Anne Frank”

| Published on February 5, 2014

Aurora – “The Diary of Anne Frank”, the award-winning, inspiring play about a young girl and her family who hide from the Nazis during World War II, opened at 8 pm Jan. 31 for an eight-show run Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 22 at Aurora Community Theatre, 115 E. Pioneer …

Moebius Nature Center Creek Exploration & Hike

| Published on July 11, 2013

Aurora – Ever wonder what kinds of creatures can be found in a creek? We’ll start at the Moebius Nature Center, 929 E Mennonite Rd  in  Aurora,  and take a short hike to the creek for this program on July 14th from 2-4pm. Get ready to explore what lives just …

All About Aurora Drive-It-Yourself Tour

| Published on July 10, 2013

Aurora – FREE FAMILY FUN – Prizes, Giveaways and More! A fun FREE way to learn more about Aurora and surrounding area businesses. On Saturday, July 20, 2013 “Tour Stops” will be offering activities, freebies, discounts and much more. Simply print a map from our website www.AllAboutAurora.com and start your …

Aurora’s Fourth of July Activities

| Published on July 1, 2013

Join us for the 29th Annual Aurora Fun Run! Choose from the 5K Run or the 1 Mile Walk/Run or do both! Run / walk takes place at Bicentennial Park, 115 East Pioneer Trail. Start times are:
5K Run – 8:30 a.m.; 1 Mile Run/Walk  8:00 a.m.
Online registration is $17 for …

Sizzling, Sensational Musical RENT Opens July 5

| Published on June 24, 2013

Aurora -  RENT, the sensational rock musical about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today opens at 8 pm July 5 for a seven-show run Fridays and Saturdays through July 20 and Monday July 15 at Aurora Community Theatre, 115 E. Pioneer Trail.

Chagrin River Restoration Project to Move Forward

| Published on May 29, 2013

Aurora – The City of Aurora’s plan to purchase and restore a portion of the Aurora Golf Club and restore the 186-acre section, which includes over 8,000 feet of the Aurora Branch of the Chagrin River and 13 acres of wetlands, is moving forward. The property now belongs to the …

Bark Bone-anza

| Published on May 29, 2013

Aurora – The City of Aurora hosted their 5th annual Bark Bone-anza Sunday, May 19th at Tails n’ Trails, the city’s dog park near Sunny Lake Park. The event is largely planned and run by Freedom Greyhound Rescue (FGR).
According to Colleen Martin, the Community Events Coordinator for Aurora’s Parks and …

2013 Bark Bone-anza Charity Dog Walk

| Published on May 1, 2013

Aurora – On Sunday, May 19th, the City of Aurora’s Park & Recreation Department and Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invite you to paw-ticipate in the 2013 BARK BONE-ANZA CHARITY DOG WALK sponsored by Purina Pro Plan’s Rally to Rescue.
The event is held at Tails and Trails Dog Park (adjacent …

Quilt Codes Scavenger Hunt

| Published on February 20, 2013

Aurora -  Aurora Memorial Library partnered with the Aurora Historical Society to hold a quilt code scavenger hunt this week. The quilt codes are from the Underground Railroad and Civil War era clues that helped escaped slaves reach freedom.

Chagrin River Restoration Project

| Published on January 3, 2013

Aurora – The City of Aurora has secured funding for the Chagrin River Restoration Project that will restore and protect over a mile of the Aurora Branch of the Chagrin River. 

The 12 Deals of Christmas

| Published on November 29, 2012

Aurora – The Aurora Chamber of Commerce is launching a holiday retail promotion “The 12 Deals of Aurora” to run weekdays Dec. 3-18 with great offers from area businesses and organizations.

Sirna’s Farm & Market Dedicates Retirement Gift To WomenSafe

| Published on November 5, 2012

Auburn – After 34 years of civil service, Craig Sirna retired from the Bedford Heights Police force to spend   his days with his wife, Ann and daughter Kristen in the operation of their family farm.  In honor of Craig, a retirement party was held at Sirna’s Farm and Market.  …

Aurora Business Receives Cascade Capital Business Growth Award

| Published on November 5, 2012

Aurora – Home Instead Senior Care has been recognized for the fourth year in a row as a winner of The Business Growth Award, presented by Smart Business and Cascade Capital Corporation. This award was created in recognition of the existing and increasingly significant role area small companies play towards …

Aurora Antique Appraisal Fair

| Published on October 22, 2012

Aurora – The Aurora Historical Society held an Antiques Appraisal Fair Saturday, October 13th at the library gallery and Aurora Historical Society Museum.
According to Diane Oberle, who is a chairperson at the historical society, the antique dealers’ specialties included, but were by no means limited to, coins, books, paintings, figurines …

Anna Maria of Aurora Breaks Ground

| Published on September 29, 2012

Aurora – Anna Maria of Aurora has a new site at the old Geauga Lake hotel. The new site, called The Atrium at Anna Maria, will not replace the current facility, which has been in operation for nearly fifty years, but rather will supplement its functions.

Thunder Over Aurora

| Published on September 24, 2012

Aurora – Saturday, September 22nd at 7pm, Aurora High School will behosted Thunder Over Aurora for the fourth year in a row. Thunder Over Aurora is an extended half-time show held at the high school’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Thunder Over Aurora was started in 2009 in response to the public’s enjoyment …

Truck Day at Aurora Farms

| Published on August 9, 2012

Aurora – Aurora Farms Premium Outlets teamed up with the City of Aurora to hold Truck Day Saturday, August 4th. From 10-2, families strolled around Aurora Farms, with the children weaving between and climbing on trucks of all sorts. Some even mischievously tugged the air horn cables to unleash a …

Paws for Golf

| Published on August 9, 2012

Portage APL held it’s 5th annual Paws for Golf charity outing at Aurora Golf Club Saturday, August 4th. In front of the main entrance, a fleet of golf carts awaited drivers, with a sign hung amongst them proclaiming: “Portage APL Thanks You!”

Car Cruisin’ Days at Sirna’s Market and Deli

| Published on August 5, 2012

Aurora – If you are driving down State Route 43 in Aurora Wednesday evenings, you may be surprised to see a large number of classic cars cruising on past. The car-enthusiast eye candy is all thanks to the Car Cruisin’ Days being held at Sirna’s Market and Deli.

Accent Live Concert at Breezy Point Park

| Published on August 5, 2012

Aurora – The City of Aurora Parks and Recreation Department has  teamed up with local businesses to provide a free concert every other Wednesday this summer. From 7-9 p.m., family-oriented music will be played by live bands out of the Breezy Point Park gazebo, with plenty of free parking located …

“Petals & Pearls Boutique” and “Party in a Cup” offering Private Tea Parties

| Published on June 18, 2012

Aurora – An exciting new venture opened June 9, 2012, in the historic 1815 house at 170 S. Chillicothe Rd in Aurora. Petals & Pearls Boutique offers home decor, personal and fashion accessories, antiques, and more. Its partnering business, Party in a Cup, offers private tea parties.

Happy 100th Birthday

| Published on May 11, 2012

Aurora – On May 16th the Aurora Study Club will celebrate its 100th birthday!!! The Study Club is the oldest existing club in Aurora.
In 1912 The older women in town were concerned that the younger women were too frivolous, spending too much time playing cards & that they needed to …

The Church in Aurora

| Published on April 27, 2012

Aurora – The Church in Aurora is one of the most prominent landmarks in the City of Aurora.  With its towering white steeple and beautiful architecture there is no question why so many couples, my husband and myself included, choose to share their wedding vows there every year. This is …

Award-winning author to visit library

| Published on April 22, 2012

Aurora – Award-winning local author Thrity Umrigar will be speaking and signing copies of her new novel, The World We Found, on Saturday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. at the Aurora Memorial Library. In her fourth novel, Umrigar, who is a native of Bombay, India, explores class and religious distinctions …

A Treasure Trove of Bargains

| Published on April 22, 2012

Aurora – On April 22 through 29, an empty warehouse in Aurora will become the stage for the village’s annual spring treasure trove sale, which organizers say has raised more than $80,000 for local sports teams, clubs and more.
The event, held at 999 Chillicothe Road just south of Aurora Farms, …

Portage County’s Real Heroes To Be Honored

| Published on April 10, 2012

Aurora – Each year, the American Red Cross presents the Real Heroes awards to those residents of Portage County who have acted courageously and selflessly in a time of emergency, often at great risk and sacrifice to their own personal safety and well-being. These ordinary individuals have acted courageously by …

The Taste of the Western Reserve

| Published on March 29, 2012

Aurora – The Rotary Club of Aurora was chartered in June of 2000. Rotary Clubs traditionally hold fundraiser events to provide funds to finance its various projects, locally, nationally and internationally. As a new club, we had to create a fundraiser. We had little experience. One member had experienced a …

Doll Party Gala 2012

| Published on March 23, 2012

Aurora – The Doll Gatherers Cloth Doll Club from Aurora, Ohio is now polishing up the final touches for another spectacular, theme-related doll makers’ conference. THE DOLL PARTY GALA 2012 will be held at Punderson Resort in Newbury, Ohio on May 18-20 and will feature very popular and well-known doll …

Fairway Fitness Hosts Health and Wellness Fair: Healthy Life. Happy Life.

| Published on February 25, 2012

Aurora – Fairway Fitness in Aurora is hosting its first Health and Wellness Fair at the Aurora Golf Club on March 4th from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.  “Healthy Life.  Happy Life.” is the theme and if you have been putting off your New Year’s Resolution to live a healthier …

Amish Heritage Center to Open in Northeastern Ohio

| Published on February 9, 2012

Aurora – Over ten years in development, the Amish Heritage Center, in collaboration with the Florian K. Lawton Foundation, will provide a rich visual and historical program that will encourage a better understanding of the Amish and English visitors that migrated from 18th century Europe, spanning all the way to …

All About Aurora

| Published on January 23, 2012

Aurora – The Aurora Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual All About Aurora showcase of area businesses and organizations on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Aurora High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Last year’s Showcase attracted 50 exhibitors and nearly 500 visitors.  The chamber is currently accepting applications …

League Of Women Voters Meeting

| Published on June 19, 2011

Aurora – The League of Women Voters of Northern Portage County recently held their annual meeting at Doogan’s of Aurora. The featured speaker for the annual meeting was Portage County Commissioner Tommie Jo Marsillio. Seated in front: Doreene McDonald, Tommie Jo Marsillio, Marty Sickinger, and Linda Sieber. …

Community Invited to Historical Party

| Published on May 20, 2011

Aurora – Aurora Historical Society invites the community to a Grand Re-Opening Party at the Aurora Historical Museum from  2 to 4 pm Sunday, May 22, lower level of the Aurora library building, 115 E. Pioneer Trail.The party will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony, guided tours through the renovated archives, activities …

Authors of New Teen Novel to Visit Library

| Published on May 7, 2011

Aurora – Aurora Memorial Library would  like to  remind teens that there is still time to sign up to see authors Lisa and Laura Roecker (pictured above) discuss their debut novel, The Liar Society, a murder mystery set against the backdrop of an elite private school.  The authors will appear …