Free Firewood

A land owner located 1.5 miles East of Roaming Shores on Hayford and Stumpville Road is allowing those who need firewood access to 100 acres of his land that is being select cut-crop released. There are numerous trails that provide easy access to the firewood. Please avoid driving on these trails when wet to avoid creating ruts. Also, please do not litter. The firewood you take out is free and unlimited and easy to handle, only take the wood that is on the ground. Do not cut standing trees.

If you need help loading or cutting firewood, there are men there who can help for a small fee. Arrangements can also be made to have precut wood delivered.
To get a premission slip and directions, call Elvis at 216-233-6600 or John 440-487-2665 or email at

New Pool Hours

Beginning today, Monday Aug. 6, 2012, the RRA pools will begin closing at 9pm until the end of the season.

Cardboard Boat Races Workshop

Interested in participating in the Cardboard Boat Races this year? The Promotion Club will be having a Workshop at Beach 1 on Saturday, August 4th. Bring your creativity! 🙂 Check out the album below for pictures from last year’s event.

President’s Comments – July 2012

First off, a big “thanks” to Bob and Carol Delly for their work on the fireworks display this year. It was spectacular!
The weather even cooperated.

The Board of Directors, in Executive Session, approved (5-2 vote for approval) placing a bid to purchase land for the dredging project. This action was legitimately taken in Executive Session because the business discussed was legal in nature and it was of a sensitive nature, i.e., if the details were made public it may have complicated ongoing discussions with other potential landowners. If the bid is accepted and when the title transfers into RRA’s name, I will disclose the particulars of the purchase to all of you in a public meeting. The second reason for purchasing this land is that we will now meet the “contiguous” land rule for selling mineral rights under Association property.

The title search to determine if our members own the mineral rights under their homes continues. As further information is developed, I will communicate it to all concerned.

We have received from the Army Corp. of Engineers a list of engineering firms who have experience in designing sludge ponds and the associated environmental studies that go with the design of those ponds. We have contacted several and asked them to submit proposals. Along those lines, I have met with village officials to discuss with them any present and/or future zoning rules that may be applicable to our dredging project. At that meeting the officials indicated to me that the present zoning rules would be adequate.

Barry O’Connell, President
RRA Board of Directors.

Promo Club: Dance to the Kingpins

Event details, click here!

Free Swing Dance Lessons:
Dick and Jan Hurwitz are giving free swing dance refresher and lessons at the Clubhouse from 7 – 8 P. M. on Sunday, August 5, Monday, August 13, and Sunday August 19, to get ready for the dance August 25. All Roaming Shores residents are welcome.

With Sympathy: Nancy C. Horst

The Horsts retired to Roaming Shores. They were very active in the community until they relocated to Tucson, AZ. Our best wishes to their family.

Obituary by: Bring Funeral Home

Nancy C. Horst was born to Carl and Loree Wyndham, January 20, 1933 in Bloomville, Ohio. She passed into the hands of her Lord, June 29, 2012. She was raised in the Colorado Springs and Florissant, Colorado areas. She married Carl Horst, USAF on March 26, 1949. After a short time in California they settled in Ashtabula County, Ohio. They raised a family and all enjoyed boating and sailing Lake Erie plus a mixture of school activities. She treasured her 13 years managing a junior high school library. In her early 40’s she enrolled at Capitol University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. During her Junior year she decided to run for Ashtabula County Recorder. She won her first and two subsequent terms before retiring. She and her husband moved to Tucson in 2006 after some years as “snow birds”. They discovered many new and caring friends. Tucson became home. She and her husband summed up their 63 years of marriage with a song, “Look at Us”. One verse is “Look at us after all these years together. Look at us after all we’ve been through. Look at us still leaning on each other. If you want to see what true love can be, just look at us.” She is survived by her husband and daughters, Catherine Blum, of Indiana, Debra Polgar, of Alabama and Diane Kent, of Arizona. Also by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Jane Wilson; brothers, Max, Bill and Jim Snare all of Colorado. A Memorial Service will be held at her church, Rincon UCC, at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2012. The church is located at 122 N. Craycroft, Tucson, AZ. 85710. Her wish was for memorial contributions to the church. Arrangements are being handled by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL. Please visit us at

2012 Independence Day Celebration

We hope you enjoyed the festivities this weekend here in Roaming Shores!!

A huge thanks goes out to all who have helped make the Friends and Neighbors Family Night, the Promotion Club’s Big Band Concert, and of course, the Roaming Shores Fireworks Display this weekend a success! It takes a lot of planning to pull these events off and we appreciate your tireless efforts! Click below for the album. Fireworks Video Coming Soon!

2012 July 4th Celebration

PrimeTime Big Band’s Performance on July 1st.

President’s Comments – June 2012


We have rented a tent for the summer to replace the pavilion at beach 2. Because of delays getting permits and prints, we did not have enough time to build it without causing a considerable amount of congestion in the beach 2 pool area. The pavilion will be rebuilt this fall.

The Weed harvester got a good start on the weeds this year. However a leak developed in the hull and we had to remove it for repairs. We hope to have it back in service in a few days.

The July Board Meeting shall be held in the RRA Clubhouse. The meeting will start with a public meeting regarding amending Section 1547.52 of the Ohio Revised Code, rule 1501:47-7-19. This would allow boats to be “beached” at a specific area of beach 2. The regular Board meeting will start immediately after the public meeting.

Please welcome Lee Shaffer as my part-time office assistant. Lee is a recent college graduate with a degree in communications. He will be working with me on the dredging project plus other various office projects.

Barry O’Connell

July Board of Directors Meeting

Take note that the RRA Board of Directors will be having their monthly Board Meeting at the Clubhouse for the month of July.

The July Board of Director’s Meeting will be on July 19th, 2012 at 7:30pm. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will be having a public meeting at this Board Meeting. Details can be found here.


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