The Cardboard Boat Races were held on Saturday, August 30th at Beach 1. This was the 5th Annual Cardboard Boat Race at the Shores with 10 children and 3 boats participating. Great weather, and smooth paddling made for a fun time by all.
Out rigger Boat one: Mary Kate Griffin, Sean Griffin, Leyna Rumpler
Purple Boat two: Brooke Cirigliano, Sam MacCurdy
Green Flash Boat three: Team A: Dalton Bowyer
Team B Alexis Damiano, Kirsten Berkes
Team C: Olivia Damiano, Ariana Berkes
Best Design: Out rigger Boat One with Mary Kate Griffin, Sean Griffin, and Leyna Rumpler
Best Sinker: Purple Boat Two with Brooke Cirigliano, and Sam MacCurdy
Fastest Time: Dalton Bowyer at 1:16 seconds!!
Many thanks to the Rome Water Rescue Team, Gil Kandrac with Lake Patrol, the workers at the Refreshment Stand, the Promotion Club Members, and the Parents and their children who participated. There was a good, appreciative audience that always makes this a fun affair, too. See you all next year!
(Photos courtesy of Sally Flash, Jen Addair, and Ramona Nelson)
Wanted: Cardboard boats for the August 30th Cardboard Boat Races. Haven’t built a boat yet?? Grab a box, paint it with oil base primer and then the color you really want, caulk the seams, and come see if it floats. 11:00. Beach 1. Promotion Club
We’ll be starting at the bicycle parking lot in Austinburg next week and riding south to, and past, Lampson Road. We are doing this to show where the fundraiser for the Greenway Trail will take place. We’ll start riding at 5:30. Afterwards, you may join us for dinner at one of the casual restaurants in the area.
Megabucks Fundraiser: Saturday September 13 with rain date Saturday, September 20. this outdoor event will be held at the Western Reserve Greenway’s Lampson Road Trailhead from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with proceeds to benefit the Greenway Trail and Ashtabula County Metroparks. There will be a $2,000 cash grand prize based on the Ohio Lottery Pick 3 drawing, a Chinese auction, Side boards, Music, dinner catered by Briquettes. Tickets are $25 donation and additional meal tickets can be added for $15. For tickets call Kevin Grippi at 440-964-3883, cell 812-4032.
FIREWORKS: FRIDAY, JULY 4TH
PLEASE PARK YOUR BOATS AROUND THE BUOYS
FOR THE BEST VIEW OF LOWER & SKY DRIVEN DISPLAYS
TRY TO BE IN PLACE BY 9:30/9:45
WKKY 104.7FM, 9:30 -10:30
MUSIC BROADCAST FOR ROAMING SHORES
HAVE YOUR STEREOS & BOAT RADIOS SET
10:00 (WKKY, 104.7) NATIONAL ANTHEM
FIREWORKS WITH MUSIC BEGINS.
FIREWORKS MUSIC SPONSORS:
C & L LAWN SERVICE
CRANDALL & COMPANY BUILDERS
EDWARD CUP & ASSOCIATES—CPAS
ENTERPRISE TITLE AGENCY
NEO ELECTRICAL SUPPLY COMPANY
MANY ROAMING SHORES FAMILIES AND SPONSORS,
THROUGH THEIR GENEROUS DONATIONS,
MAKE THIS GREAT EVENT HAPPEN.
BOB & CAROL DELLY
***RAIN DATE: SATURDAY, JULY 5TH. . .THINK SUNNY & WARM!
In preparation for the July 4th Fireworks Display, Buoys will be set up around the Beach 2 area. No Boats will be allowed in this area from 8pm July 4th until the end of the Fireworks Display.
The entire lake will be NO WAKE starting at 8pm!!
STATE FIRE MARSHAL ENCOURAGES SAFETY WHEN USING LEGAL FIREWORKS
There is no such thing as a ‘backyard fireworks permit’
In an effort to reduce the number of fires and fireworks-related injuries, the Division of State Fire Marshal encourages Ohioans to attend public fireworks displays hosted by local municipalities and licensed exhibitors this July 4th holiday.
“The best way for Ohioans to prevent fireworks injuries is to attend a licensed, professional fireworks exhibition,” said State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers. “Keep in mind that even trick and novelty fireworks, like sparklers, are inherently dangerous and can cause serious injury.”
The only types of fireworks that can be legally purchased and discharged in Ohio are trick and novelty devices. These include items that smoke, sparkle, snap and snake. For those who choose to have their own display using these legal fireworks, Marshal Flowers encourages Ohioans to follow some important safety tips:
* Handle and discharge trick and novelty devices only under adult supervision.
* Appoint one adult to be in charge. This person should know the hazards of each type of firework being used.
* Carefully read and follow the label directions on the trick and novelty device packaging.
* Light only one sparkler at a time and hold it away from your body and others.
* Sparkler wires, which can burn up to 1800 degrees, should immediately be placed in a bucket of water to avoid injury as they remain hot for a few minutes after burnout.
* If someone gets burned, run cool water over the wound for two or three minutes and seek medical attention when necessary.
Other fireworks, like those sold at fireworks stores around Ohio, can be legally purchased in the state, but you must agree to take them out of Ohio to discharge within 48 hours. “You must be at least 18 years of age to buy items such as firecrackers and bottle rockets at the stores you see along the roadways of Ohio,” said Flowers. “But firing them off within state boundaries is prohibited.”
There are stiff penalties for the illegal possession or discharge of fireworks. It is a first-degree misdemeanor for non-licensed individuals to discharge fireworks in Ohio, to falsify an application when purchasing fireworks, or to possess them for more than 48 hours without taking them out-of-state. First-time offenders are subject to up to a $1,000 fine and six months imprisonment.
2014 Fireworks Frequently Asked Questions
What types of fireworks can be legally discharged in Ohio?
Trick and novelty fireworks include items such as sparklers, snaps, glow snakes and smoke bombs. In general, these can be sold in Ohio and used in the state. But check with your local community which may have its own rules preventing these from being sold or used.
Are any fireworks completely safe?
Firecrackers and sparklers cause the most injuries. Severe burns, injuries to the hands, eyes and face, and even blindness or hearing loss can happen anytime something is burned. For example, legal sparklers burn at up to 1800°, hot enough to melt gold. Severe burns happen every year. In addition, puncture-type injuries to an eye are common. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a show by a licensed exhibitor.
What types of fireworks are illegal to discharge in Ohio without a license and permit?
Display or exhibitor fireworks include aerial shells that are fired from mortars. They can only be sold by a licensed manufacturer, wholesaler, or, under limited circumstances, out-of-state shippers. They can only be sold to a licensed manufacturer, wholesaler or exhibitor. 1.3G fireworks can only be discharged by a professional, licensed exhibitor. These fireworks can only be discharged by a licensed exhibitor in accordance with Ohio laws regarding exhibitions, including a properly issued exhibition permit issued by the local fire and police departments.
Commonly referred to as consumer fireworks, these include firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles and fountains. A license is needed to sell these, but anyone over the age of 18 may purchase these items, but must sign a form certifying they will take the fireworks outside the state of Ohio within 48 hours. It’s illegal to set them off in Ohio.
How many fireworks stores are in Ohio?
There are 86 licensed wholesalers in Ohio. There are also twelve licensed manufacturers which may manufacture and sell fireworks. There is currently a moratorium preventing the issuance of any new sales licenses.
What is a purchaser form?
If you buy fireworks in Ohio, you have to sign a purchaser form certifying you will take the fireworks out of state within 48 hours. Purchasers are responsible for illegal use of the fireworks, including any damages. Making a false statement on the form is a first-degree misdemeanor. The purchaser’s copy of the form must accompany the fireworks, be attached to an invoice itemizing the quantity of fireworks purchased, the amount of the sale, and made available upon request by a law enforcement officer or fire authority.
Are there penalties for failing to follow Ohio’s fireworks laws?
Yes. Most first time violations are first-degree misdemeanors, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Illegal fireworks can be confiscated by law enforcement authorities. Violations include falsifying the purchaser form, failing to complete the form, failing to transport fireworks out of state within the specified time period, and discharging fireworks.
How many injuries result from fireworks use?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports fireworks were involved in an estimated 11,400 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during calendar year 2013. Children under the age of 15 accounted for 40% of the injuries.
How does the State Fire Marshal promote fireworks safety in Ohio?
The Department of Commerce actively reviews and works to increase fireworks safety, both in showrooms and for public exhibitions. The Department focuses on the regulation and education of the fireworks industry and those involved in the exhibition of fireworks.
The Division of State Fire Marshal operates a Fireworks Incident Team (FIT) to respond to the scene of any fireworks accident to investigate and assist local authorities. Investigations by FIT have led to both administrative and criminal action being taken against exhibitors who fail to follow the regulations.
What is the process for fireworks exhibitions?
A permit from local authorities is required for all exhibitions. The permit specifies the date, time, location and various other parameters of how the exhibition will be executed. Authorities inspect the exhibition site before, during and after the exhibition using a State Fire Marshal issued checklist. Only licensed fireworks exhibitors can perform fireworks exhibitions. During the shoot, only registered employees and the certified fire safety official are allowed within the discharge site.
Only licensed fireworks exhibitors can perform fireworks exhibitions. Exhibitors must undergo six hours of training on fireworks laws and safety every three years, and must, in turn, relay that training to all employees annually.
A few residents of the Shores will be getting together at the Picnic in the Park (noon, Wed., July 9th.) to organize a Garden Club. Anyone who is interested is welcome to join us. If you are interested but unable to come July 9th., watch this site and other sites for future meetings.
It’s time to start planning for the Annual Roaming Shores Garage Sale! This year, the event has been extended to 2 days, Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th from 9am-4pm.
If you are planning on participating in the Garage Sale, please contact the RRA Office at 440-563-3170 or reply to this email. We will add your address to a list so that visitors will know where to find you. Signs will also be available at the RRA Office that may be posted to your mailbox or at the end of your street.
22 inch thick ice, freezing temps, and snow couldn’t stop over 130 Polar Bear Plungers from braving the icy plunge into Lake Roaming Rock last weekend!
Participating were Jefferson Area High School, Pymatuning Valley High School, Grand Valley, and other brave adults and residents!
Together, they raised over $6,741 for the Jeffrey B. Meddock Memorial Scholarship Fund, Jefferson Falcon Academic Boosters, Grand Valley Elementary PTO, and Roaming Shores Breakfast with Santa.
The 9th Annual Polar Bear Plunge will be held on March 8th, 2014 at the Main Beach. This event raises funds for local charities.
If you are interested in participating or would like more information, Jumper Information 2014! Pre-registration is closed.
Registration, DJ Entertainment, and hotdog/beverage sales begin at 1pm.
The Plunge begins at 3pm!
Even if you are not participating in the Plunge, come out and show your support! It’ll make you feel warmer! 😉
On Friday, December 6th, the Promotion Club will be hosting a Tree Trimming Social Hour at the Clubhouse. Each family is requested to donate an ornament to decorate the Christmas Tree.
Polar Bear Club Breakfast with Santa
On December 14, the Polar Bear Club will be hosting Breakfast with Santa at the Clubhouse from 9am – 11am (Santa appears at 10am).
The party is free for all Children and Grandchildren (12 years old and younger) of Roaming Shores Residents. Each child will receive a gift from Santa. Registration is required with a cutoff date of December 7th. You can register by emailing the Polar Bear Club at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to indicate:
- Number of Adults
- Number of Kids
- Name, Age, and Gender of each kid
Donations are highly welcome to help cover increasing costs to host this event.
Come Visit Santa & tell him what you would like for Christmas
Join us in welcoming Santa!
Visit with Santa while enjoying Christmas music & refreshments
Hosted By: Roman Candles Auxiliary
When: Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1-3pm
Where: Rome Volunteer Fire Department
(The Corner of Rt. 6 & Rt. 45)
Children 12 & under