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
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
Members in Good Standing wishing to get a head start on paying their Dues and Assessments for the upcoming year are now able to do so. The RRA is now accepting monthly installment prepayments for Dues and Assessments. Prepayment installments will be credited to the Member and are deposited into an interest free account which will be applied to the Member’s account on May 1st of the following year.
No billing or invoices will be generated since it is the member’s responsibility to make the monthly deposits in a timely fashion. Participation in the plan is strictly voluntary. Participating Member understands that Dues and Assessments may be increased, resulting in additional obligations beyond the installment payment amount.
For questions or inquiries, please contact the Association office at 440-563-3170.
**Early payments can only be accepted at the RRA Office or via US Mail.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Maralyn Brommer. Maralyn and her husband Roy were residents of the Shores for many years. Maralyn served on Village Council. Her husband Roy served on both the RRA Board of Directors and the RSV Village Council.
Maralyn J. Brommer, age 75 of Painesville Twp, passed away August 4, 2018 at her residence. She was born May 22, 1943 in Cleveland.
Maralyn Brommer had been a part owner of Roys Auto Recycling in Jefferson, OH for 22 years. She also was an avid reader.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years Roy L. Brommer; son Chuck R. Brommer; grandson Garrett Brommer and sister Karen (Nick) Psathas. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Jane Miller.
A private family burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland, OH.
In Maralyn. Brommers memory, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.
Arrangements entrusted to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mentor, OH.
Offer condolences at www.brunners.com.
The Rib Cookoff has been cancelled due to lack of participation.
If you are definitely planning on cooking ribs for the event, please contact Barb Buckley ASAP. She can be reached at (440) 645-7365 or via email email@example.com. Thanks again for your interest! The rib cook-off will be held on August 11th at 6pm. Participants can purchase tickets at the event to sample ribs prepared by our participating cooks! Additional tastings can be purchased, as well. The club will be preparing the side dishes for the event. Bring your appetite!
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Update: All services have been restored
The Shores (predominately the North end) of the lake is currently experiencing an outage affecting power, internet, and phone service. The estimated time for power restoration is 1pm 7/13/2018.
No follow-up eblast will be sent unless the power is out over a 24 hour period.
You can follow the status of repairs by clicking the button below for the FirstEnergy Outage Center.
Susan and her husband Darryl have lived in the Shores for many years. Our condolences go out to Susan’s family and friends.
Susan Marie True (Bostwick), 71, of Ravenna OH passed away peacefully the evening of Tuesday, July 10th, 2018. She was surrounded by her most ardent supporters and surviving family members; her husband, Darryl True; her eldest son, Trent True with wife Shannon True; and youngest son, Daren True and his wife Christina True.
She was a vibrant woman who threw her all into everything she did for those she cared about. She worked for many years at the Berea General Electric plant before leaving the workforce. In years past, you could have run into her chaperoning trips for Daren’s chess club, steel drum band, or cheering from the stands for the marching band he directed. She embraced her daughter-in-laws as her own girls and was always game for a spa day. She was an avid golfer with long time friend Barb Miller and anyone who would go with her, always smirking when the guys at the shop would overestimate her handicap. Her love of the outdoors lead her to The Kent Garden Club, where for many years she was a champion for helping set up Project Green, a program to educate disabled children to learn about and grow their own plants by working with the club and local schools.
Many of her favorite memories were from attending theater shows, spending time with her now departed dogs, Bear and Parker, and boating on the lake with her husband and family friends.
Per her wishes she will be cremated and returned to those places she held most dear. A Celebration Of Life will be hosted by the family on Weds. July 18, from 5-9pm, with a service to begin at 6:30pm at the Ode to Joy Center, 480 Ravenna Rd., Streetsboro, OH 44240. Casual clothes and comfortable shoes are encouraged. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Akron Children’s Hospital https://goo.gl/8dqxcZ.