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Dog Park Club Request

Hello Roaming Shores Residents!

Do you love dogs?  Do you love your dog?

It’s not hard to see that our community is full of dog loving residents.  Take a ride on the lake.  Take a trip through our community roadways.  You’ll see plenty of furry four-legged creatures enjoying time with their human families. 

The RRA Board of Directors is developing plans for providing a dog park for these waggy tail residents and their humans.  It may sound easy, but it takes a lot of planning and preparation before  em -“BARKING” on such an initiative.  We have two prime locations for consideration.  We have contacted our legal and insurance experts.  We are in contact with fencing companies for product, price, and scheduling.  Options for purchasing waste bags and containers are being reviewed.  That’s pretty much the easy part.

The hard part is ongoing maintenance.  Who is going to empty those containers, who is going to monitor for cleanup, etc.  Who is going to answer complaints.  If we do embark on such an initiative, this amenity will need to be managed by us, the residents.    Do we need to consider a membership? How do we provide access?  How can we effectively do temperance testing?  How can we ensure participants are properly vetted?   Should we keep small dogs separated from large dogs?

Jeff Gross and I have been asked to pursue this review.  We are looking for interested residents who may be interested in assisting with finding the right answers and the right design.  It may be helpful to create a “Dog Club” who can not only manage and monitor such a facility but who can also introduce some other canine activities such as dog parades, dog walks, dog shows, dog calendars, and whatever else could be dreamed up!!!

If you are interested, please contact me at the email listed below.  Also, feel free to call the office and leave your contact information.  An initial meeting of such a “club” will be scheduled soon.  Please provide your name, your phone number, and your email.

Thanks for your help and consideration.  We look forward to meeting you and your furry friends! Remember it does take a village!

Shores Strong,

Louise Lisac

Breakfast with Santa Dec 10th

The Polar Bear Club will be hosting their Annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10th at the Clubhouse. We would like to invite you to come have breakfast with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas!  Every child will receive a gift from Santa when he arrives. The party is free to all children and grandchildren of Roaming Shores residents, age 12 and under.

We will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and fruit.  We will also have an assortment of beverages.

Registration is required with a cutoff date of Friday, December 2nd.  To reserve your seats, please email the Polar Bear Club at:  Please call Melinda if you don’t get a timely response at 330.507.4917.

When registering, please leave all of the following information:

  1. Family name
  2. Children’s name, age and gender
  3. Number of adults attending and
  4. Preference of 9:00am or 10:00am reservation (due to amount of people attending we have decided to split attendance into two start times)

The Polar Bear Club will send an email confirmation that you are registered for the event within 48 hours.

Thank you and looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Holiday Winery Bus Tour

The STARS Club Annual Holiday Winery Bus Tour will be held on Friday, November 25th. After a day of Black Friday shopping (or recovery from Thanksgiving), what better way to unwind than getting your friends and/or family together for a lovely tour of our local wineries decorated for Christmas?! The tour will take place from 4pm to 8pm. This tour is one of our most popular and sells out fast! RSVP today!

You must be over 21 years of age. If you’re interested in participating in this event, please text or call Barb at 440-645-7365. The price per seat for this tour are $35/each and must be prepaid. The price helps cover the cost of the bus and proceeds go towards the fireworks fund!

Clubhouse Decorating Party 11/27/22

Join your Friends and Neighbors and the Polar Bear Club on Sunday, November 27th from 2pm to 5pm as they invite you and your family to the Clubhouse to help decorate for Christmas! Pizza, pop, and water will be provided. Please bring a decoration to donate as our current decorations are older and falling into disrepair.

During this decorating party in the Clubhouse on November 27th (see article below), Christmas cards will be available if anyone wishes to sign. The Polar Bear Club will be sending these to the 13 Youngstown Air Force Base personnel who will be deployed during the Holiday Season. The club is asking for donations to cover thirteen $25 gift cards that will be included with these cards. Please contact Mindy at 330.507.4917 if you have any questions. Please make checks payable to RSPBC.

You can mail your gift card or donation to:
RSPBC C/O Melinda Fier
62 Rockaway Drive
Roaming Shores, OH 44085

W4R Rockin’ at the Shores Sept 3rd

By Barb Buckley – STARS Club

Don’t they look ridiculous??  You bet, but the Waiting For Ray (W4R) band is probably five of the best most fun-loving, talented musicians you’ve ever run into.  The group is sponsored by the STARS Club and will perform bringing their party atmosphere to the Shores at the Entertainment Pavilion on September 3rd at 6:00PM. 

W4R has been a popular Pittsburgh band for many years, but you may also recognize two of the members, brothers Ray and Scott (left side), as Shores residents who spend much of their time at their family home at the Shores.  They are very entertaining to watch and they hope to see you all on the lake or at the beach to help bring the holiday weekend to an exciting close.  90’s+ rock music is the Band’s specialty and they are excited to meet you and perform at the lake for us.  W4R will take the Shore’s concert series to a whole new level.  You can learn more about them on their website at  See you there!

Roaming Shores Fall Pickleball Tournament

Registration is now open for the Roaming Shores Fall Pickleball Tournament. This is a fun event for all players (beginners to advanced) and is available for all RRA members in good standing.

Email to register. Please include your name, Roaming Shores address, mobile phone number, and the division in which you wish to play (Beginner/intermediate OR Intermediate/advanced). This is a social event for all skill levels!

When: Friday, September 9, 2022 – The Beginner/Intermediate division will play from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. The Intermediate/Advanced division will play from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A championship game will be played at 7:00 followed by awards and a BYOB happy hour. 

(The raindate will be Sunday, September 11, 2022 – The Beginner/Intermediate division will play from 11:00  AM to 12:00 PM. The Intermediate/Advanced division will play from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. A championship game will be played at 2:00 followed by awards.)

Who: All RRA members in good standing are welcome to participate. Guests of members will be eligible to register to play after September 1 if all openings have not been filled by RRA members. (Note: Members do not have to play in the tournament in order to sponsor a guest but they must attend with the guest.)

What: Players register individually and will be blind paired with partners. All play will be doubles. Games will be to 11 points or 13 minutes, whichever comes first. Tournament balls, prizes, water, snacks, pizza and cookies will be provided.

Cost: $5.00 for playing members; $10.00 for playing guests; no cost to attend as a spectator!

Contact: Email or text 440-485-0688 if you have questions.

2022 Rib Cook-Off Looking for Teams!

Who can make the best ribs in the Shores? Get your family and friends together! On Saturday, September 3rd @ 4pm, the STARS Club will be hosting their 4th Annual Rib Cook–off.

This event will be limited to 8 teams. The winning team will win a prize and will be added to our winner’s plaque that was donated to the Club by John & Mary Lou Watt!

For more information or to sign-up, contact Jen Addair at the RRA Office @(440) 563-3170 or or Jim Kovats at or Arleen Kovats at

Tickets are now SOLD OUT!

Griller/Team Entry Form

Cook Info: 

  • 8 Team limit  
  • Ribs will be provided by the STARS Club 
  • Team Sign-up by August 27th 
  • Team Entry fee: $50 (includes 2 dinners) 
  • Pick up ribs on Thursday, September 1st
  • Each team will receive 9 slabs  
  • Each team must be ready to serve ribs by 4pm  
  • Warming trays will be provided at the Clubhouse 

Cooking Rules: 

Ribs will be provided to the teams by the STARS Club. Prep ribs off-site.  

Each team must supply their own ingredients, tools, and any other materials needed. Ribs can be cooked in the Clubhouse area using either your own grill/smoker, the grills in the Clubhouse area (if available), or the large RRA charcoal grill will be available for cooking or warming.   

Our 2021 Winner Ken Clark of Team Smokin Pyro with STARS members Jen Addair, John Watt, and Barb Buckley

Four New Pickleball Courts

The newly resurfaced pickleball courts by the RRA Clubhouse are now ready for use! This project was finished a month ahead of schedule! Be sure to thank Randy and your Board members when you see them!

A ribbon cutting ceremony followed by Pickleball Open Play will be held weather permitting on Friday, May 27 at 5:30 PM at the newly resurfaced courts by the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Please wear white soled athletic shoes on the courts. 
  • The courts are to be used for racquet sports only. 
  • No dogs, glass, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, motorized vehicles, etc. are permitted in the courts.
  • The courts are restricted for use by RRA members in good standing and guests accompanied by them. When a gate guard is on duty at the pool, please sign in and show your membership ID before using the courts.
  • Please limit your playing time to one hour if others are waiting for a court.
  • The courts are reserved for Pickleball Open Play on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings 6:00 until dark and Saturday mornings 9:00-11:00AM. Everyone is welcome to join the games at that time. Depending on the skill levels of the players present, a Challenge court and a Beginners court may be established.

Contact Marie Kaufman for more information 440-485-0688 or

Meet Your RRA Board Candidates

Meet the Candidates

This year three seats need to be filled on the RRA Board, and five candidates are in the running. The seat held by board member Cheryl Fain will be vacated. Terms held by Nadine Pope (current Secretary) and Rick Brothers (current member and past President) are ending and both are running for re-election. In addition, three new residents have submitted their names for consideration. These three candidates are Anthony DiMarino, Michelle Gabram, and Jeff Grosse. 

The Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club has invited all five candidates to the RRA Clubhouse on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM for a Meet Your Candidates Coffee. All RRA members in good standing are welcome to attend to talk to and ask questions of the candidates. Refreshments will be served.

Ballots and voting instructions will mailed out by the RRA office staff on Friday, April 1, 2022 and must be received back via USPS mail by April 27, 2022. 

Pickleball Social April 29th

Save the Date!

Roaming Shores members are all invited to the Pickleball Opening Social at the RRA Clubhouse on Friday, April 29 at 4:30 PM. Come meet other Shores pickleball players and hear about plans for our new courts and the Pickleball Club. Events in the clubhouse will include information by guest speakers, raffles, food and drinks (BYOB allowed). Weather-permitting, games and demos will be going on outside the clubhouse beginning at 4:00. Players, beginners, and those just wondering what is so much fun about pickleball are all encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Marie Kaufman at or 440-485-0688. 

Please contact Marie Kaufman at or 440-485-0688 with your ideas, questions or if you would like to help with the event on April 29, 2022.

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