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Archive for March, 2010
On March 27, Ralph Pfingsten will be giving a talk on his new book, The History of the Ravenna Arsenal, at Laurel Lake Retirement Community (200 Laurel Lake Dr. in Hudson). Pfingsten’s book covers the history of the arsenal in detail – its inception in 1940, its service to our country, and its present uses. More [...]
Acclaimed author of With God on All Sides, Douglas A. Hicks, will speak in Akron on Monday, March 22, at 3 & 6 pm at The Martin Center, 105 Fir Hill, on the timely topic of Successful Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America. Both events are open to the public and will include a [...]
The Boy who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. 2010 Alex Award. A 14-year-old boy from Malawi barely survives a severe famine. With only a few years of formal education, William manages to create a windmill to generate electric power for his family, using scrap material in [...]
William H. Hildebrand, emeritus professor of English at Kent State University, recently published “A Most Noble Enterprise.” He had been commissioned by the University to write the official centennial history of Kent State University, 1910-2010. It was published by KSU Press and released late last year.
Cuyahoga Falls resident Robert Ward, along with Lisa Bell, recently published “Living Outside of Tiny Boxes” through PublishAmerica. In 1953, Robert Ward entered the world. A perfect baby – so his parents thought. After he entered school, his family learned that Robert had major learning disabilities. An overall IQ of 68, compounded by a [...]
Twain scholar Mark Dawidziak will present a program entitled, “Mark Twain: The Reports of His Death Are Greatly Exaggerated,” at the Main Branch of the Wayne County Public Library on March 16 at 7 p.m. The program is a part of this year’s The Big Read in Wayne County. This year’s event will serve as [...]
About a dozen children, most of them girls and many of them donning pink tutus and other fancy finery, flocked to the Stow-Munroe Falls Library Feb. 13 to meet Fancy Nancy, from the popular children’s series by author Jane O’Connor, with illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser. “Fancy Nancy,” adapted for the stage by New York [...]
Joyce Dyer, author of Goosetown: Reconstructing an Akron Neighborhood, will sign her book on March 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Learned Owl Book Shop (204 N. Main St, Hudson). Goosetown is the story of Dyer’s search to rediscover her childhood neighborhood, and with it, forgotten pieces of her childhood. Joyce Dyer is director of the Lindsay-Crane [...]
Children and their families can celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 6 and 7 at the Children’s Museum of Cleveland. Activities are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, and include: Dr. Seuss story times every hour; Birthday Cake at 1:30 p.m.; create a “Cat in the Hat” craft from 11 a.m. to noon [...]