A message from SMAA! Some Friday Morning Music and some SMAA updates

We continue to closely monitor the situation with COVID-19, the recommendations from the Ohio Department of Health and Governor Dewine, as well as recent studies that have been done relating to potential spread of the virus by wind and brass instruments. We really miss making music and sharing it with the community, and hope to get back … Read more

Blackbrook Audubon co-sponsors Chagrin River Bird Quest

Two local chapters of the National Audubon Society challenge everyone who enjoys birds to safely explore the Chagrin River Valley and find as many bird species as they can in the 6th annual Chagrin River Bird Quest. Bird alone or in teams and record species in one 24-hour period from 4 p.m. Friday, September 11 … Read more

MC Studio Grand Opening Friday, August 21st, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Please join MC Studio for an exclusive event highlighting their Grand Opening and view their show, “Here Comes the Sun”. There will be art & gifts for sale outside under tents around the parking lot, and inside the gallery. Information about Fall classes and preschool will be available. Meet some of their featured artists! 1208 … Read more

Portage Parks Staff Updates

Kudos to Andrea Metzler, who was promoted to Public Engagement Manager, on her 3-year anniversary with the Park District. Andrea and our Education Coordinator Jennifer White are always creatively providing ways for the public to learn about and connect with the parks, aided by the many talented volunteers whom Andrea also manages. We’re looking forward to future IRL (in … Read more

Tom Hanks is Looking for his Forever Home

Tom Hanks is a sweet Fox Terrier Mix. I think he believes he was a show dog sometime in his past life. This boy knows how to strutt his stuff and then pose for the picture. He will show off his little man body, his stately little face and then turn all his charm on … Read more

A socially distanced Peninsula Flea, August 1, 2020, Sat 10-4

Join us for the Peninsula Flea at Heritage Farms – social distancing version! This is our fourth market this year!  We do require a face covering to be worn on our property and our shoppers and vendors are quite happy with the safety requirements we have applied and the comfortable environment created. Let’s do it again … Read more

Last Call for Registration for Intermediate Word Training!

Classes via Zoom will be held August 4, 6, 11, 13  from 9:00 – 10:30 AM  Training incorporates hands on experience with:  Formatting & Styles, Tables, Mail Merge, Graphics, Templates, Managing document revisions, and more. Conducted utilizing Zoom technology,  Professor Judy Paternite, Kent State Geauga will utilize Zoom’s screen share platform. Participants are provided with an optional email/chat with instructor post 4 sessions. Minimum 6, maximum … Read more