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June Winery Bus Tour Recap

The STARS Club’s first Winery Bus Tour of the year was held on June 15th. Despite the rain, the group had a great time visiting Stonegait Winery, Laurentia Viveyard, and Laurello Vineyards. We did not get the opportunity to visit Cask307 as it was not yet open and Silver Crest Cellars closed before we made it over. No big deal, we stopped at Laurello instead. We all had a wonderful time and hope you can join us next time! The next tour will be held October 5th.

Senior Care 101

Worried about yourself, family, or friend? The Senior Connections committee has answers and suggestions for you.

  • In home care suggestions and solutions
  • How to find the right care setting
  • Ways to pay for care
  • When to ask for help

This presentation will be held at the Clubhouse. Doors open at 5:30 pm, presentation at 6pm. Dinner will be served! RSVP appreciated, but not required.

Please call Christina White at (440) 969.4663

Bring with you ideas and suggestions for future education on senior issues.


July 6th Independence Day Weekend Festivities

The biggest day of the year in Roaming Shores will be Saturday, July 6th. Make sure you don’t miss out!

Roaming Shores 5K:

The day will kick off at 8am with the Roaming Shores 5K. The 5K is a family friendly athletic event.


Cardboard Boat Races:

Then at noon, the Roaming Shores Police Department will host their 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Race at Beach 1. “THE CHALLENGE”: to design and build a person-powered corrugated cardboard boat capable of racing a 200-yard course, in Lake Roaming Rock. Boats may be powered by canoe paddles, oars, kayak paddles, approved mechanical paddlewheels, sails and raw muscle power. For full rules and waiver, click here or contact the Roaming Shores Police Department at Pre-registration for this event will begin 05-20-2019 and continue until 06-28-2019. Entries made after 06-28-2019 will have to be submitted on the morning of the race from 10:30 to 11:45 at the clubhouse.

Jason Scribben Memorial Volleyball Tournament:

Jason P. Scribben was a senior at Grand Valley High School and died in a boating accident on Lake Roaming Rock on July 4th, 1998. The volleyball court at beach #1 was dedicated to him. Since 1999, the family has held a 3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament in his honor. This year will be the 20th Anniversary of the tournament.

This year the annual Jason P. Scribben Memorial 3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament will be on July 6th at the Roaming Shores Beach #1 Volleyball Court. The tournament will start at 1pm and registration will begin at 12:00pm.

Steve Kryznowek is organizing this year’s event. If you have any questions, he can be reached at 563-3723.

So please come and join us as we celebrate Jason P. Scribben’s memories and support safe boating on our Lake.


The Annual Fireworks Display will be Saturday July 6th at 10pm, weather permitting. The rain date will be July 7th. The annual display is made possible by the generous donations of our Membership and the tireless efforts of the STARS Club. The show is best viewed by boat or from the Beach 1 area.

Boaters: Please anchor your boats around the buoys (rather than down the lake) for safety and the best view of lower & sky driven displays. Try to be in place by 9:30pm/9:45pm.

**On Fireworks Night, the entire lake will be NO WAKE beginning at 8pm until dawn the following morning.**


2019 Kids Fishing Day – June 22nd

On Saturday, June 22nd,  the Club will host the Annual Kids Fishing Day at Beach 1 from 10am to Noon. The Kids Fishing Day is a fun tournament just for kids ages 0 to 14. If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, donations of $50 or more are being accepted. We will post your information on the Fishing Club’s outside bulletin board as a thank you for your support. Please contact any Fishing Club Officer for more information.

Club Officers

President: Dave Emick – 440-520-0203
Vice President: Dave Flaum – 440-563-9107
Treasurer Co-chairs:
Walt Samson – 440-563-3107
Dave Emick – 440-520-0203
Secretary: Mike Chevalier – 440-563-3457

Turn Your Lights On!

Lake Safety Committee
By: Bruce C. Bower

 At sunset, you are supposed to turn on your vessel (boat) lights. This is not a request, it is a State Law and common sense. There will be some tough concepts coming, so bear with me. At sunset (which is when that big fiery ball goes below the horizon, where the sky seems to meet the earth), you are posed to turn your lights ON. Now then, you should have two lights on the bow (the front), one green and one red, (as in Christmas colors, oops not PC). And to make this more difficult, you should have a white one on the stern (the stern is the end of the boat where the engine is, you know that noisy thing ) all at one time! Three lights: one red, one green and one white. Here’s another twist, how about checking these important lights to make sure they work, scary huh?  

 Now for the jet jockeys, it’s simple, you get off the lake before sunset. So when it’s dark, you are supposed to be home. Upon close examination, you will see that there are NO light switches on your dashboard. Another clue as to when it is dark, is that you can’t see the people shaking their fists at you, from the shore. This is because you are not supposed to be on the water when it’s dark, setting up an opportunity to kill yourself or innocent others. Oh, if you are interested, the time of sunset changes every day, so look it up on your google machine and you will be highly amazed.

 If this rant was too non-PC for you, just wrap the garbage in it and give me a call with your suggestions or criticisms, in order to try and attain safety and civility on our Lake.

Carry on smartly and safely,

Bower out           cell 216.906.2301

Environmental tip of the month — Don’t flush wipes of any kind!

A reminder from the Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club
Submitted by Louise Lisac

Please refrain from flushing any type of wipes; even the ones that say flushable.  They have been contributing to problems in many communities and sewer systems have been negatively affected.  It isn’t the design of the sewer systems causing the problem; it’s the design of the wipes themselves.  They are not toilet paper and do not decompose in a reasonable period of time.  They have been linked to blockages in many cities.  Recently our own Shores has experienced an increase of wipes and they have created issues for our lift stations, our systems and our workers. 

You may want to do some research on this topic.  I know I did and I extracted the following from the website:

I don’t mean to be sexist with this specific website.  It’s just that it had the most down to earth English version of why flushing wipes is a bad idea.  Check out the experiment they initiated to prove it.  Listed below is their conclusion.

“I’m not sure what the “Guidelines” are for flushable wipes, but based on my rudimentary experiment, I’d say that municipalities are onto something when they say their sewage systems are being clogged by these wipes.

One argument from flushable wipe companies is that people are flushing non-flushable wipes, which is the true contributor to clogs.

Again, I’m going to defer to my experiment and say that both flushable and non-flushable wipes can be a contributing factor to these sewage clogs.”

Please reconsider the next time you think of flushing a wipe and don’t.  You can dispose of them another way.  Save our sewer system, prevent inconvenience and needless repairs!  You may also save some problems with your own plumbing systems.  Thanks everyone for your consideration and your participation in the 2019 no flush wipe season!!!!

Roaming Shores Family Water Safety Event

Plan to Attend the first ever… Roaming Shores Family Water Safety Event!!

Be at the Clubhouse Pavilion, Beach 1 and get some tips on how to enjoy fun on and in the water while understanding how and why to stay safe.  Our motto… Enjoy the Lake!! Stay Safe!

Our newest club, the Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club, is sponsoring this event.  It is open to all ages.  We are never too old or too young to be reminded of how to respect both the joys, and the dangers of playing (recreating) on or near the water.

Come hear a presentation by the ODNR.  Our own Lake Safety Team will be there as well as our Pool Safety Advisor.  Some tips on how to keep your four legged family safe will also be provided!  Tell your friends and neighbors or better yet bring them along with you.  Learn, be prepared, meet some fellow boaters and water lovers!!! 

There will even be some entertainment for small children.  Yep… some snacks as well!!

No reservations are required and this event will take place rain or shine!!  Let’s hope it is the shine part, but just in case we will be under cover so the rain will not stop us!

Hope to see many of my fellow friends and neighbors at this event.  You have nothing to lose since there is no admission charge, but you have everything to gain if it helps you keep yourself and your family a bit safer while you enjoy our beautiful lake and pools this summer!!!

2019 Opening Weekend

It’s finally here, Memorial Day Weekend in Roaming Shores!

The Pools and Beaches will open for the season at 10am on Saturday, May 25th. The pool hours are 10am – 10pm 7 days a week. Remember to always bring your Membership card with you when coming to the RRA facilities (even if you’re coming by boat). For convenience, you can take a picture of your cards with your phone to show the Gate Guard. Be sure to review the Pool Rules. Remember to bring your Membership Cards! 

The Snack Snack at Beach 1 will open at noon on Saturday, its hours are 12pm – 6pm 7 days a week.

The RRA Office will be closed on Memorial Day – May 28th

RSPD Cardboard Boat Races

Saturday, July 6th at NOON

THE CHALLENGE”: to design and build a person-powered corrugated cardboard boat capable of racing a 200-yard course, in Lake Roaming Rock. Boats may be powered by canoe paddles, oars, kayak paddles, approved mechanical paddlewheels, sails and raw muscle power.

Boat hull must be built entirely of corrugated cardboard, tape, glue and paint.

Mechanical devices can be made of any other material (wood, metal, plastic, etc.).

Mechanical devices can not add to the reinforcement of the boat.


  1. The entire boat hull and seating must be made of corrugated cardboard. Any thickness of corrugated is permissible. Corrugated bonded to other substances like vinyl, coated with wax, etc. may not be used. Plastic corrugated material, fiber board tubes, angle board, etc. may not be used in the hull construction. However, any material may be used for the superstructure, such as masts, stacks, outriggers, etc.
  2. The boat must be constructed with tape only, such as duct tape, cellophane tape or other. Tape must be within four inches of any seam or joint and may not wrap the entire boat. Adhesives and glues are only permissible on the seams and joints.
  3. Any paintable “one part” substance may be used as waterproofing. No epoxy glue, fiberglass resin, or other “two Part’ finishes. No urethane-based products or tar substances such as “Flex Steel” may be used.
  4. The hull cannot be wrapped in plastic or any other material.
  6. Boats must be easy to enter and exit should they become an unexpected submarine and be free of sharp edges or other dangers to crew’s safety.
  7. Boats will be inspected for rule compliance prior to the race.
  8. All entries must remove their boats, or remnants of it, after the race.
  9. All participants must sign a “hold harmless waiver and release” prior to the race. If under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign the entrants release.
  10. Races will begin in the water with crews in the boat. One person may steady a single crew boat, and two persons may steady a multi crew boat. No push starting.
  11. The judges reserve the right to divide entrants into individual heats based on the number of boats registered. Total elapsed time will determine the winner.
  12. Boats which are deemed not to comply with the above rules will be allowed to race but will not be eligible for the timed races awards with the exception of the Most Creative Award. The judge’s decisions are final.
  13. Awards will be given for Fastest Boat, Most Creative Boat and for the boat that ultimately sinks in the most spectacular way.

Pre-registration for this event will begin 05-20-2019 and continue until 06-28-2019. Entries made after 06-28-2019 will have to be submitted on the morning of the race from 10:30 to 11:45 at the clubhouse.

Send your registration form and $25.00 entry fee to:

The Roaming Shores Police Department

Attention: Boat Race
2500 Hayford Road, P.O. Box 237
Roaming Shores, Ohio 44084

All fees, donations and money earned from this event will be used to establish or further enhance community programs sponsored by the Roaming Shores Police Department.



Fish Fry Fundraiser Recap

The fireworks fundraiser held at Paradise Bay on Friday May 10th, was a huge success. Many thanks go to Gabe & Julie for all of their hardwork & dedication in bringing the community together for a common cause… our 4th of July fireworks that are enjoyed by all in our lake community.

Thanks also go to the many volunteers who helped — Brian & Mindy Fier, Barb Buckley, Marge Morris, Jan & Mark Dougherty and of course, Gabe & Julie.

There were 8 baskets donated to be raffled off…

Paradise Bay – Wine & liquor tub – donated by Gabe & Julie – winner Hugh Wood.
First Commonwealth Bank basket – donated by Chris Miller – winner, Dean Fuller.
Trader Joe’s pasta dinner baske t- donated by Mary Johnston – winner, John Hanyok.
Wine cooler & wine – donated by Mike & Nadine Pope – winner, Hugh Wood.
Lottery Board – donated by Brian & Mindy Fier – winner, Dean Fuller.
Roaming Rock Marina – Wine tub & wine – donated by Jennie & Sandro – winner, Rick Gainar.
Cupcake Wine & Tray – donated by Susie & Don Simpson- winner, Carol Delly.
Sip & Sand basket – donated by Barb Buckley – winner, Angela Ludwig.

The 50/50 Raffle was won by Brian Fier’s sister Joyce (sorry, didn’t get your last name!)

Paradise Bay graciously presented the S.T.A.R.S Club with ALL monies taken in that night which amounted to $1805. The STARS Club Thanks You!

Gabe awarding the 50/50 winner. Prize was $135

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