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!
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: http://www.roamingshores.org/RRA1/wp-content/uploads/Jumper-Information.pdf
For additional information, please contact:
Shawn Morris 440-563-9067
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
By WARREN DILLAWAY
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.
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.
The Rome Fire Department would like to remind everyone that that there is increased risk for home fires when you turn on your home heating system for the first time this year. However, many of these fires are preventable and citizens can reduce their risks of becoming a fire casualty by identifying potential hazards and following simple safety tips.
Winter storms can wreak havoc on our daily lives. Besides making travel difficult and interrupting electric service, the storms also cause an increased possibility of residential fires. The use of candles, heating sources and makeshift cooking methods can significantly increase the chances of a fire occurring. But, by following some basic safety tips, you can protect yourself and your family when severe weather strikes.
The Rome Fire Department offers these tips:
- Use kerosene heaters and space heaters according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Alternative heaters need their space. Keep anything combustible at least three feet away.
- Make sure your alternative heaters have ‘tip switches.’ These ‘tip switches’ are designed to automatically turn off the heater in the event they tip over.
- Do not use the kitchen oven range to heat your home. In addition to being a fire hazard, it can be a source of toxic fumes.
- Never refill a space heater while it is operating or still hot.
- Refuel heaters only outdoors.
- Make sure wood stoves are properly installed, and at least three feet away from combustible materials. Ensure they have the proper floor support and adequate ventilation.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines when using generators.
- Use a generator or other fuel-powered machines outside the home. CO fumes are odorless and can quickly overwhelm you indoors.
- Use the appropriate sized and type power cords to carry the electric load. Overloaded cords can overheat and cause fires.
- Never run cords under rugs or carpets where heat might build up or damage to a cord may go unnoticed.
- Never connect generators to another power source such as power lines. The reverse flow of electricity or ‘backfeed’ can electrocute an unsuspecting utility worker.
- If your home has sustained flood or water damage, and you can safely get to the main breaker or fuse box, turn off the power.
- Assume all wires on the ground are electrically charged. This includes cable TV feeds.
- Look for and replace frayed or cracked extension and appliance cords, loose prongs, and plugs.
- Exposed outlets and wiring could present a fire and life safety hazard.
- Appliances that emit smoke or sparks should be repaired or replaced.
- Have a licensed electrician check your home for damage.
- Be careful when using candles. Keep the flame away from combustible objects and out of the reach of children.
- If the power goes out, make certain that all electrical appliances, such as stoves, electric space heaters and hair dryers, are in the OFF position.
- Make certain that your home’s smoke alarms are in proper working order.
- Some smoke alarms may be dependent on your home’s electrical service and could be inoperative during a power outage. Check to see if your smoke alarm uses a back-up battery and install a new battery at least once a year.
- Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home and inside and outside of sleeping areas.
- All smoke alarms should be tested monthly. All batteries should be replaced with new ones at least once a year.
- If there is a fire hydrant near your home, keep it clear of snow, ice and debris for easy access by the fire department.
Wishing everyone a Safe Holiday Season
Rome Fire Department
Missing a canoe? OH0117DR? It was last spotted near the entrance of Plum Creek. If this is your canoe, please try to move it back to your dock. Thank you.
On Saturday, September 1st, the Promotion Club hosted the annual Roaming Shores Cardboard Boat Races!
The participants this year were: Rachel Schulze, Brooke Howley, Sebastian Rose, Devon Lipps, Hayden Martin, Katrina Clason, Madasen Dowling, Will Smolik, Henry Paschke, Tyler Orosz, Charlie Clason, Logan Martin, Austin Gorlitz, Charlie Pirnat, Aiden Gorlitz, Aaron Gorlitz, Wyatt Rose, Elizabeth Rumbaugh, Alec Houston, and Andrew Sagerman.
Best Design: Boat #6 with Charlie Pirnat, Aiden Gorlitz, and Aaron Gorlitz.
Best Sinker: Boat #1 with Rachel Schulze and Brooke Howley.
The Fastest Boat: Boat #8, with Alec Houston and Andrew Sagerman.
The Winners and Participants received vouchers for the Concession Stand care of the Promotion Club. Special thanks to the Rome Rescue Team who made sure everyone was safe at the event!
To see the pictures from the event, click on the album below.