Madison Garden Club recognized for tree program

by Beatrice Shannon

MADISON - Gardeners with homes on the 2017 Madison Garden Tour are busy putting the finishing touches on their properties to showcase them for visitors on Sunday, June 25.
“People who love gardens are amazing, hardworking, and they like dirt!” commented garden club member, Diane Merrill.

Two receive Arthur F. Warren Memorial Scholarships

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PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP - The Lake County Fair is pleased to announce that there will be two recipients of the 2017 Arthur F. Warren Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Lake County Agricultural Society. The recipients are Taylor Petti and John Slansky, who were selected from several applications from Lake County high school seniors that applied for the scholarship.

Perry teacher honored for outstanding performance

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Perry - Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) teacher at Perry High School, Jennifer Bezzeg, has been selected by the Greater Cleveland Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (GCAFCS) to receive the 2017 Outstanding Teacher Spirit Award. This award is given to a teacher who has elevated and brought life to their Family and Consumer Science program, and who goes above and beyond the classroom by participating in outside activities which enhance their work.

Laketran unveils investment to provide alternative fueled fleet

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LAKE COUNTY - Officials from Laketran, the regional public transportation system in Lake County, elected officials, and community representatives gathered May 9 to commemorate a new 30,000-gallon propane fueling station and public transit bus fleet. It made its debut on Laketran’s Dial-a-Ride service that provides door-to-door demand response service for seniors and people with disabilities.

Mentor considering fire levy options

by Glen Miller

MENTOR – Mentor voters may see either a 1.5-mill renewal or 1.5-mill replacement levy on the November ballot this year to help the Mentor Fire Department purchase much-needed new fire equipment, the cost of which has skyrocketed over the last three decades.

The Musician’s Brain

by Beatrice Shannon

MENTOR - Six years ago Lake County musician Greg Markell suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm while performing a fundraiser for Western Reserve Junior Service League (WRJSL) in Madison. He then found himself on a path of recovery and “adventure” as he says, discovering the benefits of music therapy in regaining his speech, motion and memory.