Further revenue reduction prompts library hours change
Written by Staff Report
After five years of declining revenue and staff reductions, another anticipated loss in state funding in 2014 has made it necessary for the Akron-Summit County Public Library to reduce its hours of public service.
Beginning Jan. 6, library hours will change to the following:
Main Library Hours
Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. -- 5 p.m.
Main Library will be closed on Sundays in the summer from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Branch Library Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday bookmobile service will be cancelled.
Community Outreach Coordinator at Summa Western Reserve Hospital Elected to Board of Directors in Both Stow-Munroe Falls and Cuyahoga Falls Chambers of Commerce.
Kathy Romito, Community Relations Coordinator at Summa Western Reserve Hospital, has been elected to join the Board of Directors for both the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce.
In 2014, Romito will begin her three-year term in Cuyahoga Falls and two-year term in Stow-Munroe Falls. In each role, she will provide insight and leadership for the Chamber of Commerce, which is an organization that promotes, supports and serves the members of its community by encouraging economic growth and improving the quality of life.
“Community relationships are key to successfully integrating wellness and health into our communities, especially during this time of massive change in the healthcare industry,” Romito said. “The appointment to both the Stow-Munroe Falls and Cuyahoga Falls Chamber Boards is a tremendous honor for me personally, and it’s a clear reflection of Western Reserve Hospital’s dedicated care and wonderful reputation in the communities it serves.”
(Editors note: the following is a press release)
“Beatlemania” is alive and well and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the “ British Invasion”
The Akron Civic Theatre in conjunction with RSM Productions and 97.5 WONE will present The Rubber City BeatleFest 2014 on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 6:45 p.m.
BeatleFest begins with the doors opening at 6:45 p.m. in the Civic Grand Lobby with memorabilia exhibitors Steve Madonna, Jim Hoffert, and Lawrence Puljic. Attendees will also be able to view a photo exhibit by George Shuba, Cleveland’s first and foremost Rock Photographer, and have the opportunity to purchase Beatle-themed paintings by noted artist, Billy Nainiger.
(Editors note: the following is a press release)
The City of Akron is accepting nominations for the local individual who exemplifies humanitarianism at its best to present with the 22nd annual Charles Salem Humanitarian Award. The person receiving this prestigious award will be honored at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., program to be held on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. at Zion Apostolic Faith Church, 10 W. Tallmadge Ave., in Akron.
Charles Salem was one of the Akron’s great humanitarians. For many years in our community Salem was an advocate for social justice and a mentor to young and old, alike.
“Charlie was a dedicated volunteer with unwavering high ethical standards,” said Mayor Don Plusquellic. “He was a positive influence, a role model for charitable values, and a strong advocate for social justice and improved human relations for all citizens in our Greater Akron community.”
Mayor Don Plusquellic directed the Water Supply Bureau to cease water service disconnections now through Wednesday, Jan. 1, for all customers who are unable to make payment. “I am pleased to continue our annual moratorium so all our customers will maintain water service during their holidays,” Plusquellic said.
Approximately 675 customers per month have their water service disconnected due to non-payment. The City does not disconnect water service due to non-payment on the weekends, so Dec. 12 was the final day for water service disconnections this year. The utility will resume disconnection of water service due to non-payment on Jan. 2. The Akron Water Supply Bureau provides retail water and sewer service to approximately 85,000 accounts in Summit County including Fairlawn, Mogadore and portions of Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Bath, Springfield, Copley and Coventry townships.
It is official – Ada Cooper Miller, of Hudson, is now a member of an elite group of people. The Supercentenarians are individuals who have attained the age of 110 years or more.
Cooper Miller was born in Southampton, England and moved to the United States in 1904, at four months of age, with her mother, Annie, half-brother, William, and sister, Kathleen. They came to Hudson to be with their father, Harry Cooper, who worked as a trained landscape gardener at the Evamere estate of James W. Ellsworth, a wealthy benefactor of Hudson. Ellsworth was instrumental in reviving the town and the Western Reserve Academy (WRA) in the early 20th century.
Cooper Miller herself went on to attend WRA and graduated with the class of 1924. She is the academy’s oldest living graduate. Cooper Miller developed a love of flowers and gardening from her father and helped when growing up by working in the large greenhouse her father built on their property next to the family’s home. After her marriage to Lloyd Miller in 1927 she began to help her mother with flower arranging at Cooper’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse.
Last Chance Holiday Bazaar is a new arts and craft show in Kent. It's held on the second and third floor Zephyr Pub, which is kind of weird, having a holiday bazaar in a bar, but it fits Kent's tradition of being a little weird.
The show is the brainchild of Rachel Jernigan, a journeyman painter and nearly 20-year habitué of Kent and me, J Hudson, co-founder of Crafty Mart, Sausage Fest and other local marts and festivals. Rachel realized that the Zephyr was a great venue for an arts and craft show because of its many floors and outdoor space. Thanks to the Zephyr's owners, Nancy Islamov and Michael Tribuzzo, the first Zephyr Mart was held in September. Now we are putting on a holiday bazaar Dec. 22 for procrastinators and people that have been too busy to shop before then.
The show will feature a number of Kent artists and crafters but will also include some Akron, Canton and Cleveland vendors. The show also will have some people selling vintage clothes. The Last Chance Holiday Bazaar draws from and relies on the unique Kent lifestyle personified by its many art school graduates, musicians, young moms and dads who refuse to let their creative lives die and so continue on create in their spare time: jewelry, toys, scarves, glass bottles and bowls, greeting cards, comic books, CDs, lamps, journals, paintings and T-shirts are among some of the many items that will be available at the Last Chance Holiday Bazaar.
The Akron Civic Theatre will present Jazz @ The Civic featuring Josh Rzepka on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8:00pm in an intimate cabaret setting.
Trumpeter and composer Josh Rzepka will be bringing his band back to the Civic for another night of swinging jazz. The Josh Rzepka jazz quartet will feature some of NE Ohio's finest up and coming jazz talent, including Rzepka, pianist Theron Brown, and bassist Mike Forfia and drummer Mike Gonder. Mixing the old with the new, they will be playing jazz standards as well as some brand new original compositions that will be recorded on Josh's next jazz album that he plans on recording in 2014.
Jazz @ The Civic with Josh Rzepka will have one performance on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8:00pm. Ticket prices for adults are $20 or a date night special of 2/$30. This is a cabaret so seating will be limited. Tickets are available at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office, by calling (330) 253-2488 or online at www.akroncivic.com, or TicketMaster (1-800-745-3000). Tickets are on sale now.
The full schedule is available at www.akroncivic.com. Additional events will be added throughout the season. Tickets and information are available in person at The Civic Box Office or by calling 330.253.2488.
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