Loons in Lake Roaming Rock

Last weekend, Steve Macintyre sent over some pictures of loons that were enjoying some fishing! Thank you, Steve!

2013 Safe Boating Class

On Saturday, March 23rd, about 34 students participated in the Boating Safety Committee’s Safe Boating Class held at the Clubhouse.

The course was taught by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, with help from some of our members and ODNR Watercraft Enforcement.

The course, as well as successful completion of a comprehensive test, are required by the State in order for those born after January 1, 1982 to operate a watercraft.

Thank you to Bruce Bower, Joe Palombi and Ed Baitt for organizing the event! Lunch was provided by Chicago Sub Shop out of Orwell, care of the RRA.

It’s almost time to take the Plunge!


2013 Roaming Shores Polar Bear Plunge is this weekend (Saturday, March 9th). Even if you’re not a participant, come on out and share your support for the brave souls who are!

Registration and food service will begin at 1pm, the Plunge will take place at 3pm.

Thank you to the organizers, volunteers, and sponsors who help make this event a success every year and support our local charities!

Early Bird Drawing #8

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #8 for 2013 and recipient of $150 is Frank Bronowski (Lot #1870)


Next week’s drawing will be for $100.

Free Reflective Address Signs

The Rome Fire Department has free reflective address signs available. Please call 440-536-6227 or 563-3990 and leave message. They will deliver the sign.

Rome Fire Department Fish and Shrimp Dinner

Friday, February 22nd from 4-7 pm. Fish, shrimp or combo, french fries or baked potato, coleslaw, applesauce and bread. Adult dinners, $8. Children Ages 4-11, $4. Children 3 and under free. Rome Fire Department is located on the corners of Routes 6 and 45 Rome, Ohio. Eat-In or Carry outs available.

The 2013 Fish Fry Flyer
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Rome Fish Fry Flyer 2013

Polar Bear Plunge 2013

Polar Bear Plunge 2013

The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge event will held March 9th, 2013 beginning at 1pm. The actual Plunge is set to start at 3pm. Plunge sign-in will begin at 1:00 pm and will end at 2:45 pm. DJ entertainment will also begin at 1pm and we will have hot dogs, popcorn and sodas available for sale.

To be officially registered, be sure to email us at with your name and your t-shirt or hoodie size (unisex adult sizes). We will reply with a confirmation that you are registered for this year’s plunge.

For jumper info forms:

For additional information, please contact:
Shawn Morris 440-563-9067

Congratulations to James Elliott!

Middle-schooler James Elliot of 1065 Evening Star took top honors at the Grand Valley Spelling Bee! Congratulation to you, James!

From the Star Beacon:
Seventh grader wins Grand Valley spelling bee

ORWELL — The room exploded with raucous applause after James Elliott, a seventh grader at Grand Valley Middle School, spelled the word raucous correctly clinching his second straight district-wide spelling bee Tuesday evening.

Elliott also is the defending Ashtabula County champion and will soon be defending his title.

Twenty three competitors started the competition and almost 90 minutes later Elliott was in the final round with Summer Poyer, a fourth grader, and Alex Bill, a seventh grader.

As the three finalists entered the 13th round Poyer nervously tapped her feet. Elliott spelled his word correctly and the two girls missed their words setting up one word for Elliott to claim the championship.

Several contestants reacted happily after spelling a word correctly.

Pleasant, cucumber, subsequent, personage and archaic were just a few of the words the students had to spell.

During the first three rounds only four competitors were eliminated and there were still nine students left after seven rounds.

More than 80 fans sat on chairs in the school’s auditorium quietly hoping for a family victory.

Elliott is the son of Rebecca and Robert Elliott. He will be defending his title at the Ashtabula County Spelling Bee in February.

With Sympathy: Carl Horst

Romeo Carl

Carl Horst retired to Roaming Shores (822 Western Ct.). Carl and Nancy were prominent residents until they moved to Tucson. Nancy died last summer and we have learned that Carl died 29 Dec, while visiting his daughter in Alabama. No obituary has been made available yet, but they had many friends at the Lake and Carl was one of the original ROMEOs.

Our hearts go out to the Horst family.

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