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Published: September 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Atwater class of '57

hosts 60-year gathering

The Atwater High School class of 1957 recently met at Kinsey's Restaurant in Atwater for their 60-year reunion with 19 classmates and guests attending.

A decorated cake was brought by Wanda Cartwright. Those attending were Iris (Plaskonka) Valasek, Pat (Woods) Schmitt, Wanda (Russell) Cartwright, Lou (Myers) Kelly, Donna (Richards) Hollendonner, Larry Burkey, Terry Blickensderfer, Steve Kukurich and coming from out of state, Eleanor (Loudin) Neil of Summersville, W.Va., and Eddie Hadinger of Batesville, Miss.

Unable to attend but sending best wishes were Bill Hackney, Chuck Dornan, Sally (Donnelly) Fleming and John and Pat (Whittlesey) Doerfler.

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Ice Cream Social set

for Ostomy Association

The Portage County Ostomy Association will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Professional Building at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna.

The program will be an Ice Cream Social. Those attending should bring a topping, ice cream will be provided.

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Hostesses are needed for the November, December and February meetings. See Tom Rubis to volunteer.

Dave Barry of Convatec will be the speaker at the November meeting. For more information about the group, visit the website at www.pcostomy.org.

Jr. Thursday Club to

give to Center of Hope

Members of the Jr. Thursday Book Club met at the Center of Hope in Ravenna. Hostesses Doris Schuler and Sarah Jones provided refreshments. The book for this month was "The Dead Key" written by D.M. Pulley, a mystery written about the old Cleveland Trust Bank in Cleveland. The discussion was led by Louanne Lasdon.

The club will give Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna a memorial check in honor of Jeanne Bostic, who was a longtime member and past president. The Christmas gift will be sent to the Center of Hope.

Louanne announced that her cousin, Mary Lou Jubin, will be giving a hammered dulcimer concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Cuyahoga Falls Library.

During refreshments, Eileen Kutinsky was surprised with Happy Birthday cookies with sparklers and cards to help her celebrate her 89th birthday.

The Halloween meeting will be held at at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at The Haymaker Room of Reed Memorial Library with LindaSue Hall and Linda Huggins as hostesses, and Jean Bailey moderating the discussion of "Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See.

Halloween movies

at Randolph Library

The Randolph Branch of the Portage County District Library will show four Halloween-related movies during the month of October in the Senior Center located behind the library.

Movies are rated PG and will be held at 6 p.m. each Tuesday. First up on Oct. 3, a must-see for Don Knotts' fans, as his character must stay overnight in a supposedly haunted mansion if he wishes to become a big-time reporter.

The showings are free. Library will provide popcorn and beverages. For information, call 330-325-7003.

Photo contest open to digital entries

The Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society 2017 Annual Photography Contest, sponsored by the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society, will be accepting digital entries from Oct. 1 through Nov. 1.

Awards will be presented on Nov. 15 at Happy Days Lodge. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the Awards Program will begin at 7 p.m.

Campus Camera gift cards will be awarded to first-, second-, and third-place winners, in each of five categories. A special award will be presented to the Tim Thomas Best in Show entrant. There will be a new category this year, Novice, for photographers who have not received awards in previous contests. Awards also are offered in Landscape; Animals and Insects; Plants and Flowers; and Black and White or Monochrome.

The photo contest is free for members of the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society. There is a small fee per photo for non-member submissions.

For contest rules and entry details, click on the Annual Contest tab at www.cvps.org or visit the group on Facebook.

Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society, founded in 1991, is an affinity group of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. CVPS promotes Cuyahoga Valley National Park through the photographic arts primarily by providing educational opportunities through workshops, presentations and the annual photography contest.

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the Park.

Open Arms Adoptions Wine Pull is set

Open Arms Adoptions' is currently selling tickets for the second Annual Wine Pull, set for Nov. 10 at Roses Run Country Club, 2636 N. River Road in Stow.

The event will kick off at 6 p.m. and feature dinner, raffles, a silent auction and the drawing for an extensive variety of wine.

The Wine Pull is a fundraiser that will benefit Open Arms Adoptions, an organization whose mission is to provide a loving, stable home to every child in need.

Tickets for the Wine Pull are $45 per person or $80 per couple and include dinner, drinks and a chance to win prizes and the opportunity to walk away with a top quality bottle of wine at a low price.

For reservations or to become an event sponsor, visit openarmsadopt.com/wine-pull-fundraiser or call 330-697-4751. This event is open to the public.

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