Fall in Northeast Ohio offers many beautiful and vibrant colors along the tree line. Often those colors create a scene that could easily be mistaken for paint on a canvas. Soon those beautiful colors paint the ground and so begins the yearly labors of picking up leaves before the first snow blows.
Some residents may be inclined to simply blow their leaves into the lake or culverts. When leaves are blown into the lake, the leaves accumulate on the water surface, especially in the backs of coves and along certain areas of our shoreline. As the leaves begin to decompose, the leaves will accumulate on the lake bottom around docks and places where people swim and fish. The decomposition of the leaves is what eats up dissolved oxygen (DO), which degrades water quality. It makes for a very rotten, squishy, unpleasant lake bottom.
The decomposition of those leaves in the lake contributes to;
- The depletion of dissolved oxygen (DO).
- Nutrient overloading, which later leads to algae blooms.
- Filling in of lake and cove areas.
What YOU can do:
- Not blow leaves or grass clippings into the culverts, street or lake.
- Mulch your leaves when mowing. Mowing more often will make it easier on you and allow your mulching mower to do the hard work. Think of the mulched leaves as tea leaves. When they are mulched into small pieces, the nutrients can be extracted much easier by water or rain and feed the soil reducing the need to use commercial fertilizer. And it’s free!
- Bag your leaves each fall before they blow into the lake.
- USE our COMPOST SITE. This is a great Roaming Shores resource!
With the help of all our residents and continuing to act a stewards of Lake Roaming Rock, our combined efforts will continue to maintain and improve our water quality.
Remember to Love the Lake and Be Lake Responsible
The STARS Club invites you to dinner in the Wine Cave at Grand River Cellars on Saturday, November 10th.
Grand River Cellars is located at 5750 S Madison Rd, Madison, OH 44057. Please arrive at 5:30pm for a wine tasting & small plates tasting. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm sharp!
Only 20 seats are available for this event; a $20 deposit is required to hold your reservation and covers the cost of the wine tasting & small plates pairing. Dinner will be ordered off of a special menu and is to be paid by the individual.
To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, contact Barb at 440-645-7365.
Trick-or-Treating in Roaming Shores will be on Saturday, October 27th from 5pm-7pm.
After trick-or-treating, come join us at the Clubhouse for a Halloween Happening! Doors open at 7:00pm. There will be food, fun, and a costume contest (see details below).
This is a free event for all of the little ghosts and goblins in the Shores (their family, too!)
If you would like to donate candy for treat bags, please drop them off at either the RRA or RSV offices. Thank you!
Halloween Costume Contest
Where: Paradise Bay basement
When: Every Wed @ 6pm
Charge: $8 per class or $28 monthly
Bring: Bottled water
Contact info: Michelle 440-812-4394
The Club sponsored the Dean Blanton Bass Tournament Saturday, Sept 15th. We had a great turnout with 9 boats entered!
The winners were:
1st Place – Mike Chevalier
2nd Place – George Polosky
3rd Place – Al Rubosky
The big bass of the day was 3.12lb from the Baitt team. Saturday, Oct 13th is our Annual Clam Bake at the Clubhouse 3pm – 5pm. Check with any Club officer for tickets or the RRA Office or mail in the flier provided online or in the newspaper.
Includes: 12 Steamed Clams, 1/2 Chicken, Bread, Coleslaw, Yam or White Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, Clam Chowder, and Cake for Dessert
Beverages: Coffee, Tea, and Punch or BYOB
This event is catered by Maple Heights Catering
No tickets will be sold at the door.
Clam Dinner: $25/each
Extra Clams: $10/each extra order
Chicken Dinner: $18/each
To preorder tickets, send orders and checks to: Roaming Shores Fishing Club, P.O. Box 478, Roaming Shores, OH 44084
Contact: Dave Emick, Fishing Club President 440-520-0203
On Saturday, Sept 15th, the STARS Club welcomed John Pallo, a resident of Roaming Shores and 35 year veteran of the wine an spirits business, to give a presentation. Mr. Pallo brought several varieties of wines for participants to sample. Thank you to everyone who came to participate, contribute, and learn during this event. Special thanks to John Pallo for sharing his knowledge and experience!
Note: Due to the OLCA Fall Conference this week, the RRA Office will be closing at 12pm Tuesday (9/18) and will reopen at 9am on Friday (9/21).
RRA Winter Hours Begin Sept 23rd:
On Sunday, Sept 23rd, the RRA Office will be closed as our Winter Hours will begin. Winter hours will be in effect until mid-April.
Tuesday – Saturday | 8am – 6pm
Closed: Sunday & Monday
Take note: The RRA has requested that the lake be lowered beginning on November 2nd. Please make sure to have your boats removed from the lake before lowering begins.
If you intend on self-dredging around your dock or seawall, either yourself or hiring a contractor, you will not be required to obtain a permit from the US Army Corp of Engineers. You will, however, need to acquire a permit from the RRA before work begins. Additionally, your contractor will need to be registered with the Village.
Join the Fishing Club on Friday, September 28th at 6pm in the Clubhouse for the Club’s annual Fish Fry!
For only $10 a person, you can enjoy fish, baked potato, coleslaw, and a soft drink. Please pay at the door. This is a BYOB event.
RSVP to Dave Emick 440-520-0203 so the Club can prepare enough fish for the event.
Are you and your family prepared should an emergency occur? It could be as simple as the inconvenience experienced from a short electrical power outage or it could be as serious as a house fire or perhaps wind, rain or water damage from a rain or snow storm. While we certainly hope none of these things do happen, the fact remains they are very real possibilities. We never know when a natural or manmade disaster will occur.
The recent fires in California are a reminder that things can happen in any community that threatens not only property but human life as well. Both our Village Council and our Home Owners Association have plans in place to address emergencies but resources are limited. We as citizens can help better prepare our community and assist our governing bodies to plan and respond to these types of events.
You can be an important part of our planning process by joining us at an organizational meeting of our new RomeRock Emergency Preparedness Citizens Group. The meeting is scheduled for 10:30, Saturday, September 29, at the Roaming Shores Village Hall on Hayford Road. During this meeting, we will determine meeting schedules and locations as well as prioritize action items.
The purpose of this initiative is to develop a partnership between the residents of Roaming Shores and our local government and homeowner association to assist with emergency planning, mitigation, response and recovery. Some of the ways we can assist are with education, communication and response activities.
Formal training, education or experience in this arena is not necessary. Just a willingness to help is required. However, if you do have training or education in this specialty field, it will be welcomed with open arms. Please forward any questions or recommendations regarding this initiative to the email address listed below. If you are unable to attend, but would like information for future meetings, provide your contact information to the same email address.
Help make our community even stronger by stepping out and joining this new innovative group! Plan on attending and finding out how you can make a difference!
RSVP at email… firstname.lastname@example.org