There are some things I miss about working in the sports department of a daily newspaper: Friendships. Camaraderie. And stopping everything we were doing — no matter how swamped we were or how close to deadline — to watch the Jack Link’s Beef Jerky “Messin’ with Sasquatch” commercials on the office television.
While it is still nice out, why not take some time and explore one of our county parks. From an article in a recent newsletter from the Portage Park District: “Parks and trails support mental and physical health. Spending time in nature helps to reduce anxiety, stress, depression and symptoms of ADHD.”
I hadn’t planned on writing Artificial Turf Part Two this week – until I saw this comment by The Portager reader Matt S.: “It seems like artificial turf also causes cancer.”
When I was little, my mother had a big, thick book filled with gorgeous full-color plates of some of the world’s most famous paintings. Mom made me wash my hands before I handled it, and I would spend hours lost in the pictures, as if it were my own private museum.
Kid Watch is currently hiring child care providers for before- and/or after-school care. Kid Watch is located at the Edinburg United Church at 4081 Rock Spring Rd.
This will be the eighth year Kent has held its Democracy Day public hearing. The purpose for this forum, which is held as part of the city council meeting, is for area citizens to express our views related to the proposed 28th Amendment to the Constitution.
Real grass, or artificial turf? The pros and cons have been weighed between the two since the fake stuff, known then as AstroTurf, first made its appearance on the floor of the Houston Astrodome in the mid-1960s. The argument has raged since.
It’s not too late to get tickets for the University Hospitals Portage Medical Center’s Auxiliary Brunch and Fashion Show Benefit on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with fashions for the entire family. It’s also a celebration of the Auxiliary’s 80th year.
There have been many changes at Charlestown United Methodist Church in the recent past. The most recent was the retirement of Rev. Norma J. Bates. Her retirement was marked with a brunch in the church community room following her final sermon Aug. 27.
Just like everyone else in Northeastern Ohio, we got caught up in the storms a few weeks ago. Dave and I and our Beagle Boy Cletus went downstairs and waited out the storm watching DVR because, of course, the cable was out. We kept tabs on the storm’s progress on our phones and when it had pretty well played itself out, we went back to bed.