Monday, May 13, 2013
Kent's Economic Development Director recently had surgery and the community is showing they care for him with photos on Facebook.
It's an adage, but a picture is worth a thousand words ... and in this case, it's worth a thousand caring words from Kent to a city employee. Dan Smith, the city's economic development director, recently underwent surgery. To cheer him up, the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce director has been taking around a sign that says, "We Love & Miss You Dan" to different businesses and organizations in Kent. Groups from around Kent are snapping a picture with the sign and adding it to Facebook: (Click the following links to see the corresponding photos on Facebook.) To see all of the photos, visit the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. The sign was made by David Sommers & Associates. Do you or your organization have a photo to share …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Money will buy turkeys, gift cards for clients
The Kent Lions Club donated $1,000 to Kent Social Services this Thanksgiving so clients of the non-profit social service agency can enjoy the holiday. The donation will be used to buy turkeys, gift cards, groceries and other similar items for clients of the food pantry.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Group has sponsored 58 dogs for Pilot Dogs of Ohio
Members of the Kent Lions Club recently visited Columbus to learn how a pilot dog is trained to assist the blind. The Kent Lions, who have a history of supporting sight-related programs, have sponsored 58 dogs for Pilot Dogs of Ohio via scholarships totaling more than $250,000. Jeff Coffee, a member of the Kent Lions, said members also were given the opportunity to let a guide dog lead them through downtown Columbus. "Let me tell you, it was an enlightening experience," Coffee said. Click on this link to learn how the Lions club raises money to support the blind.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Get Out! and enjoy the weekend with our tips
We made it through another week. That means it's time to Get Out and enjoy the weekend. Your community and Northeast Ohio has a lot to offer, and Kent Patch presents to you some of the options. 1. Cliff Starbuck, Colin John and E.K. Tunik Where/When: Water Street Tavern, 132 S. Water St., downtown Kent. Tonight, August 5, 7 p.m. Why Go: Hawaii resident and Ohio born Colin John plays a mean blues guitar and joins Cliff Starbuck and E.K Tunik for a night of solid live music. Starbuck formerly performed on bass with Ekoostik Hookah, the very popular jam band. Hear blues and funk talents come together for a unique sound. Pricing: Free live music, no cover charge. 2. Kent Lions Corn Festival Where/When: Beckwith Orchards, 1617 Lake …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Event helps raise money for people in need of eye care
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Kasha Legeza
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
This weekend’s Kent Lions Sweet Corn Festival offers so much more than just delicious corn-on-the-cob. There will be plenty of fun for all ages, including live musical performances, trolley rides, carnival games, face painting and crafters selling their wares. The fourth annual cornfest – a fundraiser to support Lions’ eye-care projects – will be held rain or shine from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Beckwith Orchards. The Lions will be selling boiled corn-on-the-cob from James Pochedley & Sons Produce Farm in Hiram, hot dogs and sausage sandwiches from Kirbie’s Family Meats & Catering in Stow and slices of Beckwith’s peach and apple pies. Jane Gwinn, event co-chair with her husband John, said she is excited that the festival …