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19th of September 2014
 
The vote is over.  Scotland will remain in the UK. 
 
  I must admit, it was a disappointing result for me.  I suppose it is the practical solution, but it doesn't have the ring to it that "Freedom" does.  Still, perhaps the powers that be in Westminster will realize that they have to be fairer in their dealings with Scotland or it will all happen again.
 
Agnes Bagley's  daughter is having an open house for Agnes' 105th birthday Sept. 27th at 2:PM until 4:PM. Please stop by if you can.  It will be in the conference room at Stow Glen Retirement Center.  No gifts, only cards.  If you wish to mail her a birthday card, the address is:
 
Mrs. Agnes Bagley
Stow-Glen Retirement Community
4285 Kent Road
Stow, Ohio  44224
 
October Tea
Our very special tea will be held on October 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Bethany United Church of Christ – 1235 Broad Blvd.  Cuyahoga Falls, 44223.  We will be collecting funds to help Dreama with the costs of her cancer treatment.  Men are permitted to attend.  (They are excused from wearing hats and gloves.)  We're hoping for a "tea tasting", a display of interesting tea pots, and a program.  Julie Kennedy and her co-chairman, Dianne Allison have some marvelous ideas.  Proper dress is encouraged (hats & gloves), will be admired, but is not required. We need your help with the refreshments.  Please plan to donate finger food, small sandwiches, scones, biscuits, cookies - anything you consider suitable.  We'll need help serving, too. 
 
Saint Andrews
Chairman Alex Murray has been busy getting things organized.  It will no doubt be a super event.  It's open to anyone who wishes to attend and is suitable for any age.  We will hold it again at the SYB hall on Friday, December 5th.  There will be entertainment - pipers, dancers, perhaps the gentleman in the red suit (minus reindeer, of course).  Children are very welcome. 
 
We have been collecting items for the Silent Auctions all summer.  Some really nice items have already been donated.  You're welcome to drop your contribution off at our house, or to bring them to the next meeting.  We'd appreciate the inclusion of a Silent Auction form (check the Features section of our web site to download) or at least a statement of approximate value.  Dianne and Dave Allison are heading up the auctions this year. Our St. Andrews dinner and auctions support the Beltane.  It's all the same money and enables us to give a generous donation to Pegasus as well as fund the entertainment for our event. 
 
Rose & Thistle Award
We would like your nomination for the award to be presented at the St. Andrews dinner.  Just email me with those you think deserve the honor.  Nominees do not have to be members of our group, but do have to be active in the Scottish community.
 
Scottish Attire 
Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Bob Morehead found a source for inexpensive kilts to rent, buy, or to have your tartan woven in acrylic "wool" -  www.atlantakilts.com
 
Other possible sources:  The Celtic Croft (offers rentals as well), www.kilts-n-stuff.com   Jhiggins - www.jhiggins.net
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire. 
If you're interested in learning how to make your own kilt, please consider signing up for Jon Lilley's next kiltmaking class at the Ohio  Scottish Arts School.  Everyone's welcome and they do have a great time.  If you have any questions, Jon can be reached at:  jlilley12@new.RR.com
 
Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 
Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.
 
Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this is our ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings or drop off at our home.  We make periodic trips out to the farm with your gifts.  You are also welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org  I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!
 
These are wonderful folks who provide a super place for those less abled and for the veterans who have helped keep our country safe.  They are very worthy of any assistance we can give to them in their projects.
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in learning,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events. 

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29th of August 2014

We've had lots of wonderful response to the Beacon article.  We can never thank Kathy Antoniotti enough.  I have a sort of edited copy I can send to you, if you are interested.  Just let me know.  The photos, and there are more of them, are available through the Akron Beacon Journal web site.  Alex, Julie, and Bill will be happy to autograph them for you.

Our first meeting after the summer hiatus will be on the 14th of September at the Akron Public Library - meeting room level - 3:00.  Dave and Dianne Allison will be dual presenters talking about the gentle giants of Seville Ohio.  We won't be doing our usual memorial service at the cemetery in Seville this year, but the giants are still a very interesting topic. 

Agnes Bagley's  daughter is having an open house for Agnes' 105th birthday Sept. 27th at 2:PM until 4:PM. Please stop by if you can.  It will be in the conference room at Stow Glen Retirement Center.  No gifts, only cards.  If you wish to mail her a birthday card, the address is:
Mrs. Agnes Bagley
Stow-Glen Retirement Community
4285 Kent Road
Stow, Ohio  44224

October Tea
Plans are coming together for our October Tea.  The Tea will be held on October 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Bethany United Church of Christ – 1235 Broad Blvd.  Cuyahoga Falls, 44223.  We will be collecting funds to help Dreama with the costs of her cancer treatment.  And yes, men will be permitted to attend. We're hoping for a "tea tasting", a display of interesting tea pots, and a program.  Julie Kennedy and her co-chairman, Dianne Allison have some marvelous ideas.  Proper dress is encouraged (hats & gloves).  Ann Heflin said she'd help, but we need others and will entertain all suggestions.  

Saint Andrews
Chairman Alex Murray has been busy getting things organized.  It will no doubt be a super event.  It's open to anyone who wishes to attend and is suitable for any age.  We will hold it again at the SYB hall on Friday, December 5th.  There will be entertainment - pipers, dancers, perhaps the gentleman in the red suit (minus reindeer, of course).  Children are very welcome. 

We have been collecting items for the Silent Auctions all summer.  Some really nice items have already been donated.  You're welcome to drop your contribution off at our house, or to bring them to the next meeting.  We'd appreciate the inclusion of a Silent Auction form (check the Features section of our web site to download) or at least a statement of approximate value.  Dianne and Dave Allison are heading up the auctions this year. Our St. Andrews dinner and auctions support the Beltane.  It's all the same money and enables us to give a generous donation to Pegasus as well as fund the entertainment for our event. 

Scottish Attire 


Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com

Bob Morehead found a source for inexpensive kilts to rent, buy, or to have your tartan woven in acrylic "wool" -  www.atlantakilts.com

Other possible sources:  The Celtic Croft (offers rentals as well), www.kilts-n-stuff.com   Jhiggins - www.jhiggins.net

Another thought for Scottish Attire
If you're interested in learning how to make your own kilt, please consider signing up for Jon Lilley's next kiltmaking class at the Ohio  Scottish Arts School.  Everyone's welcome and they do have a great time.  If you have any questions, Jon can be reached at:  jlilley12@new.RR.com

Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580."  Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this is our ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated).  

We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings or drop off at our home.  We make periodic trips out to the farm with your gifts.  You are also welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org

I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in learning,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

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22 August 2014
Get the Akron Beacon Journal on Sunday.  Kathy Antoniotti has written a super article on our Scottish heritage - including a few photos of folks you will recognize.  Scottish topics are everywhere these days.  The vote for Independence comes up mid-September.  (Which way would you vote, if you could?)  And the new series on TV (9PM Saturdays on Starz) based on the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon.  Men and women of all ethnic heritages are discovering just how handsome the guys look in kilts.  We Scottish gals have known this all our lives.
 
Our first meeting after the summer hiatus will be on the 14th of September at the Akron Public Library - meeting room level - 3:00.  Dave and Dianne Allison will be dual presenters talking about the gentle giants of Seville Ohio.  We won't be doing our usual memorial service at the cemetery in Seville this year, but the giants are still a very interesting topic. 
 
Agnes Bagley's  daughter is having an open house for Agnes' 105th birthday Sept. 27th at 2:PM until 4:PM. Please stop by if you can.  It will be in the conference room at Stow Glen Retirement Center.  No gifts, only cards.  If you wish to mail her a birthday card, the address is:
 
Mrs. Agnes Bagley
Stow-Glen Retirement Community
4285 Kent Road
Stow, Ohio  44224
 
October Tea
Plans are coming together for our October Tea.  And yes, men will be permitted to attend. We're hoping for a "tea tasting", a display of interesting tea pots, and a program.  Julie Kennedy and her co-chairman, Dianne Allison have some marvelous ideas.  Proper dress is encouraged (hats & gloves).  Ann Heflin said she'd help, but we need others and will entertain all suggestions.  
 
Saint Andrews
Chairman Alex Murray has been busy getting things organized.  It will no doubt be a super event.  It's open to anyone who wishes to attend and is suitable for any age.  We will hold it again at the SYB hall on Friday, December 5th.  There will be entertainment - pipers, dancers, perhaps the gentleman in the red suit (minus reindeer, of course).  Children are very welcome. 
 
We have been collecting items for the Silent Auctions all summer.  Some really nice items have already been donated.  You're welcome to drop your contribution off at our house, or to bring them to the next meeting.  We'd appreciate the inclusion of a Silent Auction form (check the Features section of our web site to download) or at least a statement of approximate value.  Dianne and Dave Allison are heading up the auctions this year. Our St. Andrews dinner and auctions support the Beltane.  It's all the same money and enables us to give a generous donation to Pegasus as well as fund the entertainment for our event. 

We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings or drop off at our home.  We make periodic trips out to the farm with your gifts.  You are also welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in learning,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  
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15th of August 2014
 
Plans are coming together for our fall Tea.  Julie Kennedy has some marvelous ideas.  Dianne Allison said she would help.  Anne Heflin volunteered.  Anyone else interested in pitching in?  Let me know.  If you don't let me know what you want to do, you just may be pressed into work anyhow.  Beware!  Those who do not volunteer will be fed bread, butter, and Marmite.  
 
Make sure you get signed up to receive the Akron Beacon Journal.  You may be very interested in an upcoming article by Kathy Antoniotti.  In spite of the name, Kathy is Celtic by heritage.  We love her cheerful enthusiasm - the article will be excellent, no doubt.
 
Our first meeting after the summer hiatus will be on the 14th of September at the Akron Public Library - meeting room level - 3:00.  Dave and Dianne Allison will be dual presenters talking about the gentle giants of Seville Ohio.  We won't be doing our usual memorial service there this year, but the giants are still a very interesting topic. 
 
Himself wants me to remind you again that the St. Andrews will be here before you know it.  Start looking for items for the auction.  Garage Sales can be a super source. Dianne and Dave Allison are heading up the auction this year and they have some excellent ideas.  There will be our usual silent auction and another - I think Dianne said a "bucket" auction.  She'll explain at the meeting in September.  Our St. Andrews auctions support the Beltane.  It's all the same money and enables us to give a generous donation to Pegasus as well as fund the entertainment for our event. 
 
On the ailing list, Kona Gant, Chieftain of Clan Kennedy and founder & chairman of the Clan Claus Society, has just had back surgery.  Our wishes go to him for a speedy recovery.  If you wish to send a card, his address is:  33145 Hawks Nest Court, North Ridgeville, OH 44039.  Sure hope he recovers before Christmas!

Scottish Attire 
Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Bob Morehead found a source for inexpensive kilts to rent, buy, or to have your tartan woven in acrylic "wool" -  www.atlantakilts.com
 
Other possible sources:  The Celtic Croft (offers rentals as well), www.kilts-n-stuff.com   Jhiggins - www.jhiggins.net
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire. 
If you're interested in learning how to make your own kilt, please consider signing up for Jon Lilley's next kiltmaking class at the Ohio  Scottish Arts School.  Everyone's welcome and they do have a great time.  If you have any questions, Jon can be reached at:  jlilley12@new.RR.com
 
Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 

Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.

 

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this is our ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings or drop off at our home.  We make periodic trips out to the farm with your gifts.  You are also welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

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18 July 2014
 
If you weren't here for the picnic last Sunday, you missed a very nice get-together.  Craig Shepperly made his perfect pickles, Jack Robertson made some yummy brownies, everyone gobbled up Joan's corn pudding, Lori Neidert brought spinach dip, Ann Heflin baked a red, white & blue pie - for Bastille Day?  The auld alliance, you know.  Not sure if the neighbors liked the music - Jack played his electronic bagpipes and Joan played the violin while we all made an attempt at singing the old tunes.  We visited until well into the evening - no one enjoys a bit of blether like the Scots. 
 
The  most boring city in Ohio was set back a bit in any quest for the future title. Good food, good company, and as the Scots say, good "crack" - and that refers to conversation, not white powdery stuff.
 
Scottish Attire 
 
Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Bob Morehead found a source for inexpensive kilts to rent, buy, or to have your tartan woven in acrylic "wool" -  www.atlantakilts.com
 
Other possible sources:  The Celtic Croft (offers rentals as well), www.kilts-n-stuff.com   Jhiggins - www.jhiggins.net
Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this is our ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings or drop off at our home.  We make periodic trips out to the farm with your gifts.  You are also welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

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27th June 2014
 
Himself and I will be setting up at the Buckeye Martinfest tomorrow.  It's a free, family oriented event run by Larry Hunter, one of our members.  The event features feeding the Purple Martins, seeing their habitat, even possibly holding some of the babies in hand.  There will be many exhibits set up by various organizations specializing in nature and the environment.  We will be there for ONAPA, the Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association.  There are many beautiful natural areas in Ohio.  Their preservation is one of our goals.  This is a grand event to bring children (grandchildren - nieces - nephews) friends and relatives alike.  It's educational and fun.  And did I mention, it's free?
 
As you likely know, the Scots are very interested in the environment.  Wind power supplies a great deal of their electricity - despite opposition from Donald Trump.  They hope to have 100% of power supply from wind turbines and other renewables by the year 2020.
 
Thanks to Dan Hanson of Cleveland People.com, we won tickets to the Ohio Celtic Festival at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Painesville Township, Ohio.  Starts today and ends Sunday. Three days of the very best in Celtic music, dance, food and fun for the entire family.  General Admission: $12. Children under age 12 admitted free. Seniors and Students with current ID: $8. We're looking forward to attending.
 
Next week will be the 4th of July!  Hope you have fun, enjoy fireworks, and good food - whatever kind you choose. 
 
Our next get-together will be the annual picnic at our home on Sunday July 13th. We live at 5679 Sherwood Forest Drive, New Franklin OH 44319.  Robin Hood will not be there with his Merry Men, although Himself can be pretty jolly at times.  Sas'y cooks are excellent, so it's generally good food, good company, and many laughs. Any time after 1:00 - bring a dish to share.  Anyone interested in joining us is very welcome. 


Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, tells us they need Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

  

Scottish Attire 
Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Bob Morehead found a source for inexpensive kilts to rent, buy, or to have your tartan woven in acrylic "wool" -  www.atlantakilts.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire
Jon Lilley is teaching a class next week, so wait a bit before contacting him.  But after that, if you love wearing a kilt, he may be persuaded to create one for you.  Or do you need one altered or repaired?  Jon is available to help. Please contact Jon Lilley jlilley12@neo.rr.com .
Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 

Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.

 

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this is our ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings.  We make periodic trips out to the farm with your gifts.  You are also welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!
 
 
CALENDAR DATES - 2014
 

June 28th - Buckeye Martinfest - 2:00 - 4:00, North Reservoir Boat Launch Ramp, State Mill Road, Coventry (Portage Lakes)

Many organizations participate in helping to educate the public in an entertaining way.  Among the participants will be the MetroParks, the ODNR Division of Natural Resources ONAPA, the Akron Library and, of course, the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association.  It's an excellent fun and informative afternoon for the whole family, young and old alike.  [Note:  State Mill Road runs off of Manchester Road, Route 93]
 

July 13th – Picnic - Frosts -1:00 to ?

September 6th - Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival, Edinboro College, Pennsylvania

September 14th – 3:00 - Akron Public Library - The Giants -a program by Dianne and Dave Allison. 

September 20th – Ligonier Scottish Festival held at Idlewild Park, Ligonier Pennsylvania

October 12th – Meeting - 3:00 Akron Public Library - Program by Bob Hawes -"Robert Service, Scotsman, and poet laureate of the Yukon."

November 9th – Meeting - 3:00 Akron Public Library - The Manx connection.

December 5th – St. Andrews Dinner – SYB Hall, Stow OH

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

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13thJune 2014
 
Suffer from triskaidekaphobia ?  Spend your day hiding your head under a pillow?  Not me.  But I do admit to a certain amount of caution - I don't believe in worrying about Friday the 13th, but I also don't like to tempt fate.  Just in case. 
 
Happy Father's Day on Sunday - to those wonderful men in our lives who have raised and/or nurtured children. Thank you. 
 
Julie Kennedy presented an excellent program last Sunday on the Scottish Vote for Independence which will take place on September 18th of this year.  Voters will be presented with a simple question: Should Scotland be an independent country? Yes or No.  She suggested we could follow discussions on the vote on Twitter.  Himself and I both signed up for Twitter.  We'll see where it leads us. 
 
Our next get-together will be the annual picnic at our home on July 13th A Sunday, not a Friday.  We live at 5679 Sherwood Forest Drive, New Franklin OH 44319.  Robin Hood will not be there with his Merry Men, but we do have a pretty good time.  Any time after 1:00 - bring a dish to share. 
 
On June 2nd, Himself and I attended the dedication of the Ohio Holocaust and Liberators Memorial at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus as representatives of the Scottish American community.  The ceremony was beautifully and reverently done.  It was inspired by the Ohio soldiers who were part of the American Liberation and was placed in front of the statehouse in remembrance of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and also the prisoners of war, ethnic and religious minorities, freemasons, homosexuals, disabled, mentally ill, and political dissidents.  All perished due to the nightmare of the Nazi regime in Germany. 
 
Some years ago we took two of our children to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau when we were in Poland.  Remembering that experience, it was impossible to choke back the tears during the dedication ceremony.  Please take a moment to visit it the next time you are in Columbus, and please also remember what it means.  It stands proudly in front of the statehouse.  It reminds us that every single life is important and we must never again let this happen. 
 
Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, tells us they need Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.
 
Scottish Attire 
Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Bob Morehead found a source for inexpensive kilts to rent, buy, or to have your tartan woven in acrylic "wool" -  www.atlantakilts.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire. 
Traditional kiltmaking class  (I'm not sure if Jon has room in this class, but you can certainly contact him and ask.) 
Do you or someone you love wear a kilt?  Does it need to be replaced or altered?  Would you like to learn how to make a proper 8 yard kilt for yourself?  If you'd like to save yourself a few hundred dollars by making it yourself then sign up for the OSAS (Ohio Scottish Arts School) kiltmaking class in June. If you're interested, please contact Jon Lilley jlilley12@neo.rr.com or Pam Kilpatrick pam@ohioscottishartsschool.com for further details.  Classes start June 28th.  
 
Dancemoms:  We know how expensive kilts can be.  We also know some of your offspring will be attending OSAS.  Why not keep your fingers busy creating a kilt for your competitor or yourself while they are in classes?

Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 
Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.
 
Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this is our ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings.  We make periodic trips out to the farm with your gifts.  You are also welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!
 
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events. 
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23 May 2014
 
 
It's OVER !  Our biggest event of the year - and the best. 
 
Mother Nature cooperated, the wonderful folks at Tudor House had everything in order, and you all showed up with willing hands.  We had to quickly get things together (Barnum and Bailey have nothing on our crew) and you were there - and you did it!
  
You - wonderful you - came through with lovely shortbread, scones, tablet and various other items.  As Tea Room Chairman, Liz Vernon said, "Without the participation of everyone who baked we could not have had such a nice variety, which was what appealed to everyone."  Pam Russell and Ida Morehead helped put it all together.  Julie Kennedy provided coffee - for the volunteers (with a cheerful smile - much needed that morning) and for the multitudes.  Liz and Dave Belvin did their magic with the basket auction, with help from "Eileen".  Jim and Bob Morehead, with an assist from Bill Sentelik, did their usual magnificent job with the sound.  Brian McElhinney set up the entertainment and did a fantastic job considering all the problems he had.  The Celtic Eagle Pipe Band (Official Pipe Band of the Scottish American Society) did a super, super job. Dave and Dianne Allison handled the Scottish American Society tent, Betty and Gene Marcus helped out.  Tim & Christie Walsh managed the children's games and Christie's wonderful dancers performed to perfection (though I may be just a tad prejudiced).  Amy Barrington and daughters Lexi and Ashley, did general dogsbody work. Rachel Heflin and Elisa Torres did face painting.  Bob Hawes as "Stumpy Boggs" enthralled the wee ones with tall tales,  Dreama Powell and the NEO harpers entertained people in the clan area.  The Kent Singers along with Jack & Joan Robertson entertained in the house, where folks could enjoy their Tea Room treats and browse paintings by Cynde Kennedy. Larry Hunter, Chuck & Betty Seeley and others, offered helping hands as we were frantically getting organized and after, when we were tearing down.  Jon Belvin, Shay Harvey, and Christina Crater managed the gate. Alex Murray's relatives handled the bar.  Thanks so much to Bill & Nancy Meyer, Kathy Meyer, Theresa Meyer, and also Bill Kennedy who stepped in at the end.   Nancy Davis helped (big time) with the Genealogy table inside Tudor House, Santa Kona made the rounds and visited with folks, we had craft demonstrations and so much more. 
 
I haven't included everyone.  I just can't possibly manage! It takes so many hands to make a festival as successful as this one was.  It's my fervent hope that we have more vendors, more clans, more participation next year.  And let's thank Mother Nature - and hope she provides another gorgeous day for our next Beltane. 
  
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Meeting June 8th. Julie Kennedy will present a program on the Scottish Vote for Independence.  Meeting will be held at Panera's restaurant in Fairlawn.  Easy to find.  Panera's, 2855 W.Market Street.  Fairlawn - 44333.  (I-77to Miller Rd. Exit.  Miller to W. Market.  Turn right, destination on left.)
 
Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, tells us they need Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

  

Scottish Attire 
Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Bob Morehead found a source for inexpensive kilts to rent, buy, or to have your tartan woven in acrylic "wool" -  www.atlantakilts.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire. 
Traditional kiltmaking class   Do you or someone you love wear a kilt?  Does it need to be replaced or altered?  Would you like to learn how to make a proper 8 yard kilt for yourself?  If you'd like to save yourself a few hundred dollars by making it yourself then sign up for the OSAS (Ohio Scottish Arts School) kiltmaking class in June. If you're interested, please contact Jon Lilley jlilley12@neo.rr.com or Pam Kilpatrick pam@ohioscottishartsschool.com for further details.  Classes start June 28th.  
 
Dancemoms:  We know how expensive kilts can be.  We also know some of your offspring will be attending OSAS.  Why not keep your fingers busy creating a kilt for your competitor or yourself while they are in classes?

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  


16  May 2014
 
The excitement is building - it's almost here.  Our biggest event of the year.
 
BELTANE !!!  This Sunday May 18th!   RAIN or SHINE !!!  (But of course, the sun will shine.)
 
ALL HANDS ON DECK....!
 
We need muscle men and skilled ladies.  Volunteers, please be on hand as close to 7:30 a.m as possible.  We have pop up tents to put up, clans and vendors to assign to spaces, folks to get the gate and the entertainment tent organized, help to get the Tea Room on track and folks to help assemble the inside of the Tudor House. 
 
We need vast quantities of shortbread and scones for the Tea Room.  Do cut the shortbread while it's warm, but don't bother sorting it, just bring it.  We'll bag it and tag it.  And yes, we are completely happy if you purchase it instead of baking it yourself. 
 
General Alex Murray wants muster at the Tudor House no later than 7:45.  Problems?  Any time of the day, call him at 330-690-2802.  Alternatively, Jim Frost at 330-882-0342, or me at:  330-903-4573.  I don't guarantee answers, but we'll do our best. 
 
The gate opens at 10:00, ready or not. 
 
Address: 
Address of the Portage Lakes State Park is:  5031 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44319
Take Rt. 224 to Rt. 93 (Manchester Road).  Take 93 south - about 7 miles.  Portage Lakes State Park is on your left. 
Follow the long winding road through the park to the beach area parking lot. 
Hopefully you'll see the entrance to the festival on your right. 
 
Features:
 
Bake Sale  We will be running a bake sale in our "Tea Room" inside the Tudor House.  We will have tea and coffee augmented by contributions from our members and friends.  I.E., scones and shortbread.  Preferably scones. We'll also sell purchased baked goods, but will not be baking on the premises.  I've kind of volunteered Lori Neidert and Pam Russell to run the Tea Room.  Many helpers are needed so no one has to sit inside all day. Let me know if you can assist. 
 
Basket Auction - Liz & Dave Belvin have worked their magic.  There will be at least 14 baskets to bid on.  Some were put together by members.  Many are absolutely irresistible. Every penny gleaned from auctioning off the baskets goes to Pegasus. 
 
Celtic Genealogy - We will be offering help with genealogy inside the Tudor House - where there will also be entertainment.  We do occasionally take our genealogy program "on the road" -  probably a lot better versed in Scottish than in other Celtic genealogy.  However, we do have information on all seven Celtic nations, including some translated from the French, and we've "volunteered" Nancy Haggard Davis to assist.  If you don't know Nancy, trust me when I say she's a genius.   We also have excellent information on genealogical research from Nancy and the folks at Akron Public Library which we provide to serious enquirers. 
 
Entertainment - The big tent features begin at noon, with opening ceremonies.  Otherwise, we have entertainment inside the Tudor House, John Whitacre and Kent Singers and a display of paintings and prints by Cynde Kennedy. Santa Kona will be making the rounds.  In the clan area, we have "Stumpy Boggs" the shepherd, telling tales, face painting by Rachel Heflin and Elisa Torres, the NEO harpers, and craft demonstrations.  We have highland athletics and childrens games.  Vintage cars for folks to ogle.  Vendors will be open from the time the gate opens.  It's all good fun. 
 
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Sunday was our annual shortbread and McGonagall (bad) poetry contest.  Results were tallied by Frances Acar (shortbread) and Mary Collins (poetry).
1st prize in shortbread:  Betty Seeley and Pam Russell, 2nd prize: Rachel Helfin and Liz Vernon, 3rd prize, Ann Heflin
1st prize in poetry:  Julie Kennedy and Ann Heflin, 2nd prize:  Rachel & Bill Heflin, 3rd prize, Jim Frost
 
Meeting June 8th. Julie Kennedy will present a program on the Scottish Vote for Independence.  Meeting will be held at Panera's restaurant in Fairlawn.  Easy to find.  Panera's, 2855 W.Market Street.  Fairlawn - 44333.  (I-77to Miller Rd. Exit.  Miller to W. Market.  Turn right, destination on left.)
 
Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, tells us they need Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

  

Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire. 
Traditional kiltmaking class   Do you or someone you love wear a kilt?  Does it need to be replaced or altered?  Would you like to learn how to make a proper 8 yard kilt for yourself?  If you'd like to save yourself a few hundred dollars by making it yourself then sign up for the OSAS (Ohio Scottish Arts School) kiltmaking class in June. If you're interested, please contact Jon Lilley jlilley12@neo.rr.com or Pam Kilpatrick pam@ohioscottishartsschool.com for further details.  Classes start June 28th.  
 
Dancemoms:  We know how expensive kilts can be.  We also know some of your offspring will be attending OSAS.  Why not keep your fingers busy creating a kilt for your competitor or yourself while they are in classes?

Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 

Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.

 

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this is our ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings.  We make periodic trips out to the farm with your gifts.  You are also welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Ha

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

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25th April 2014
 
Wasn't that a beautiful day last Sunday?  Hope your Easter was as pleasant as ours.  Our family gatherings are a bit boisterous, but fun. 
 
Our next SAS'y meeting will take place on May 11th.  That's not far down the line.  Please bring any items you wish to donate to the Beltane basket auction to that meeting or drop them off at our house any time.  Liz and Dave Belvin are grateful for all donations and can be very clever about how they integrate them into baskets. We can either transfer them in the parking garage or in the library.  All donations raised during the basket auction go to Pegasus. 
 
Don't forget, May 11th is also our annual shortbread and McGonagall (bad) poetry contest.  You don't have to compete with Agnes Bagley for shortbread.  At 104 she's stepped aside.  You really do have a chance to win now.  (Who could ever compete with Agnes?) As to the poetry - well, is it better to be a winner or a loser?  You decide. 
 
Any leftover shortbread brought to the meeting would be gratefully accepted as donations to the Bake Sale at the Beltane Festival.  You don't have to do anything special, we'll take care of the packaging and labeling.
 
We have flyers for the Beltane which we would be happy to have you distribute.  I can either send a copy to you via email or snail mail.  Just let me know which. We have no shame - we want everyone to distribute them wherever possible.  (And thank you, Mayor Bollas.)
 
Please let Alex Murray know if you can help with the Beltane Festival on Sunday, May 18th.   Alex is asking all volunteers to contact him.  Even those who have spoken to him at meetings or emailed him already.  He wants to make doubly sure he has contact information for everyone.  If there's a specific area you especially like, let him know .  There are lots of jobs to be done. For more information, email him at:  alrisk@AOL.com  We especially need muscle power at 8:00 that morning - and plenty of it.  We'll be setting up quickly to open the gates by 10.
 
Alex wants to emphasize that this is the first time we've followed the Beltane with an authentic Scottish Ceilidh. I'm not going to repeat the whole description. If you need to have it explained, contact Alex at the above email address.  In Scotland and Ireland, a ceilidh [Kay-lee] is an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling.
 
Bake Sale  We will be running a bake sale in our "Tea Room" inside the Tudor House.  We hope to sell tea and coffee augmented by contributions from our members and friends.  I.E., scones and shortbread.  Preferably scones. We'll also sell purchased baked goods, but will not be baking on the premises.  I've kind of volunteered Lori Neidert to help run the Tea Room.  She needs many helpers.  Let me know if you can assist. 
 
Basket Auction - You only need to provide items, not necessarily baskets.  Liz & Dave Belvin will once again work their magic and put items together to make irresistible baskets for bidding.  Every penny gleaned from auctioning off the baskets goes to Pegasus. 
 
Celtic Genealogy - We will be offering help with genealogy inside the Tudor House - where there will also be entertainment.  We do occasionally take our genealogy program "on the road" -  probably a lot better versed in Scottish than in other Celtic genealogy.  However, we do have information on all seven Celtic nations, including some translated from the French, and we've "volunteered" Nancy Haggard Davis to assist.  If you don't know Nancy, trust me when I say she's a genius.   We also have excellent information on genealogical research from Nancy and the folks at Akron Public Library which we provide to serious enquirers. 
  
Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, tells us they need Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

  

Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire
Traditional kiltmaking class   Do you or someone you love wear a kilt?  Does it need to be replaced or altered?  Would you like to learn how to make a proper 8 yard kilt for yourself?  If you'd like to save yourself a few hundred dollars by making it yourself then sign up for the OSAS (Ohio Scottish Arts School) kiltmaking class in June. If you're interested, please contact Jon Lilley jlilley12@neo.rr.com or Pam Kilpatrick pam@ohioscottishartsschool.com for further details.  Classes start June 28th.  
 
Dancemoms:  We know how expensive kilts can be.  We also know some of your offspring will be attending OSAS.  Why not keep your fingers busy creating a kilt for your competitor or yourself while they are in classes?

Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 

Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.

 

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this is our ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings.  We make periodic trips out to the farm with your gifts.  You are also welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by! 

June 8th - 2:00 - Meeting.  Panera Bread - Market St. in Fairlawn. Julie Kennedy will present a program on the Scottish Vote for Independence.

July 13th – Picnic - Frosts -1:00 to ?

September 14th – 3:00 - Akron Public Library - The Giants -a program by Dianne and Dave Allison. 

September 20th – Ligonier Scottish Festival held at Idlewild Park, Ligonier Pennsylvania

October 12th – Meeting - 3:00 Akron Public Library - Program by Bob Hawes -"Robert Service, Scotsman, and poet laureate of the Yukon."

November 9th – Meeting - Do I have a volunteer willing to give a program?

December 5th – St. Andrews Dinner – SYB Hall, Stow OH

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

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13 April 2014
The  Tartan Day Dinner was great fun.  We had a good crowd enjoying our gathering.  The pipers, Brian McElhinney and Jon Lilley, were wonderful.  (Both before and after dinner, thank you guys.)  Christy Walsh and the Tigh na Creige dancers were super entertaining (as always), and Bob Morehead did an excellent job as emcee - called in at the last minute to substitute for Alex who got swamped with work and couldn't make it.  Story teller Bob Hawes entertained children and adults alike with a charming tale.  We sang a few Scottish songs and exchanged a lot of blether.  The food was good, and the company couldn't  be beat.  Although we were in a private room, it's tough to mask the sound of the pipes.  I thought the diners would be annoyed, but instead several came to the door and some gave us a "thumbs up."  Whew!
 
Would anyone like to volunteer to head a committee to put together next year's Tartan Day dinner?  Just hit the "reply" button. 
 
Please bring any items you wish to donate to the Beltane basket auction to the next meeting on May 11th.  Liz and Dave Belvin are grateful for all donations and can be very clever about how they integrate them into baskets. We can either transfer them in the parking garage or in the library.  Don't forget, that's our annual shortbread and McGonagall (bad) poetry contest.  You don't have to compete with Agnes Bagley for shortbread.  At 104 she's stepped aside.  So now you have a chance to win the shortbread contest!  As to the poetry - well, is it better to be a winner or a loser?  You decide. 
 
We have flyers for the Beltane which we would be happy to have you distribute.  I can either send a copy to you via email or snail mail.  Just let me know which. We have no shame - we want everyone to distribute them wherever possible.  We've even got Al Bollas - our token Greek and the mayor of New Franklin - delivering flyers to local businesses.  Al is a real sweetheart. Without him we couldn't manage our festival.   
 
Please let Alex Murray know if you can help with the Beltane Festival on Sunday, May 18th.   Alex is asking all volunteers to contact him.  Even those who have spoken to him at meetings or emailed him already.  He wants to make doubly sure he has contact information for everyone.  If there's a specific area you especially like, let him know .  There are lots of jobs to be done. For more information, email him at:  alrisk@AOL.com  We especially need muscle power at 8:00 that morning - and plenty of it.  We'll be setting up quickly to open the gates by 10.
 
Alex wants to emphasize that this is the first time we've followed the Beltane with an authentic Scottish Ceilidh. I'm not going to repeat the whole description. If you need to have it explained, contact Alex at the above email address.  In Scotland and Ireland, a ceilidh [Kay-lee] is an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling.
 
 Bake Sale  We will be running a bake sale in our "Tea Room" inside the Tudor House.  We hope to sell tea and coffee augmented by contributions from our members and friends.  I.E., scones and shortbread.  Preferably scones. We'll also sell purchased baked goods, but will not be baking on the premises.  I've kind of volunteered Lori Neidert to help run the Tea Room.  She needs many helpers.  Let me know if you can assist. 
 
Basket Auction - You only need to provide items, not necessarily baskets.  Liz & Dave Belvin will once again work their magic and put items together to make irresistible baskets for bidding.  Every penny gleaned from auctioning off the baskets goes to Pegasus. 
 
Celtic Genealogy - We will be offering help with genealogy inside the Tudor House - where there will also be entertainment.  We do occasionally take our genealogy program "on the road" -  probably a lot better versed in Scottish than in other Celtic genealogy.  However, we do have information on all seven Celtic nations, including some translated from the French, and we've "volunteered" Nancy Haggard Davis to assist.  If you don't know Nancy, trust me when I say she's a genius.   We also have excellent information on genealogical research from Nancy and the folks at Akron Public Library which we provide to serious enquirers. 
  
Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, tells us they need Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

  

Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire
Traditional kiltmaking class   Do you or someone you love wear a kilt?  Does it need to be replaced or altered?  Would you like to learn how to make a proper 8 yard kilt for yourself?  If you'd like to save yourself a few hundred dollars by making it yourself then sign up for the OSAS (Ohio Scottish Arts School) kiltmaking class in June. If you're interested, please contact Jon Lilley jlilley12@neo.rr.com or Pam Kilpatrick pam@ohioscottishartsschool.com for further details.  Classes start June 28th.  
 
Dancemoms:  We know how expensive kilts can be.  We also know some of your offspring will be attending OSAS.  Why not keep your fingers busy creating a kilt for your competitor or yourself while they are in classes?

Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 

Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.

 

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this is our ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings.  We make periodic trips out to the farm with your gifts.  You are also welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!
 
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

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4 April 2014

 

Did you play any April Fools Day gags?  It's a tradition in our house.  Himself got me last year with a fake sapsucker.  This year I roped him in with a blizzard.  Part of our Scottish heritage. (Aside from the fact that folks in our house are often victims of pranks of some kind.)  In Scotland, April Fools' Day is traditionally called Hunt-the-Gowk Day (In Scotland, a "gowk" is a cuckoo or a foolish person.) The traditional prank is to ask someone to deliver a sealed message requesting help of some sort. In fact, the message reads "Dinna laugh, dinna smile. Hunt the gowk another mile". The recipient, upon reading it, will explain he can only help if he first contacts another person, and sends the victim to this person with an identical message, with the same result.

 

Our Tartan Day Dinner is coming up April 13th!.  We'll meet at 1:00 p.m at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 510 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44311  Alex Murray has volunteered to be emcee.  Or was volunteered.  Something like that anyhow.  We'll have pipers and dancers, good food and camaraderie.  Can it get much better than that?  We'll be ordering off the menu, so I can't give a price for your meal, but items are reasonable there.   I'd like to hear from you if you plan to attend.  They need a head count.  We will be in a private room.

 

Please let Alex know if you can help with the Beltane Festival on Sunday, May 18th.   Alex (Murray) is looking for volunteers.  If there's a specific area you especially like, let him know .  There are lots of jobs to be done. For more information, email him at:  alrisk@aol.com  

 


Bake Sale  We will also be running a bake sale/Tea Room inside the Tudor House.  We hope to sell tea and coffee augmented by contributions from our members and friends.  I.E., scones and shortbread.  Preferably scones. We'll also sell purchased baked goods, but will not be baking on the premises.  We need a volunteer to run the Tea Room.  Otherwise I have to grab one of our kids or grandkids.  (Look out, Frost press-gang.)

 

Basket Auction - You only need to provide items, not necessarily baskets.  Liz & Dave Belvin will once again work their magic and put items together to make irresistible baskets for bidding.  Every penny gleaned from auctioning off the baskets goes to Pegasus. 

  

Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, discussed the need for Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

  

Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com

 

Another thought for Scottish Attire

Traditional kiltmaking class   Do you or someone you love wear a kilt?  Does it need to be replaced or altered?  Would you like to learn how to make a proper 8 yard kilt for yourself?  If you'd like to save yourself a few hundred dollars by making it yourself then sign up for the OSAS (Ohio Scottish Arts School) kiltmaking class in June.  We've only got a couple short months to order tartan before it's too late.  If you're interested, please contact Jon Lilley jlilley12@neo.rr.com or Pam Kilpatrick pam@ohioscottishartsschool.com for further details.  Classes start in June.  

 

Dancemoms:  We know how expensive kilts can be.  We also know some of your offspring will be attending OSAS.  Why not keep your fingers busy creating a kilt for your competitor or yourself while they are in classes?

 

Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 

Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.

 

 

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 

 

We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org

 

I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!

 

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

28th March 2014
 

April 13th is our Tartan Day Dinner.  We'll meet at 1:00 p.m at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 510 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44311 
We'll have pipers and dancers, good food and camaraderie.  Can it get much better than that?  We'll be ordering off the menu, so I can't give a price for your meal, but items are reasonable there. 

Please let Alex know if you can help with the Beltane Festival  Alex (Murray) is looking for volunteers.  If there's a specific area you especially like, let him know .  There are lots of jobs to be done. For more information, email him at:  alrisk@AOL.com  
 
He also wanted to emphasize that this is the first time we've followed the Beltane with an authentic Scottish Ceilidh, and he wants you to know what that is.  So here goes (in his words). 
In Scotland and Ireland, a ceilidh [Kay-lee] is an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling.
 
After this year’s festival, we will be holding just such an informal event and hope that everyone can attend and participate. If you would like to sing a song, play a piece of music, do a dance, recite a poem, tell a story or juggle with sharpened haggis, then just do it!!! The emphasis is on informal and fun. We don’t expect MOD level performances, and if you want to just sing along, whistle or clap your hands to the performers then that’s OK too, it’s just a bit of craic (look it up). If you don’t know any ‘folksy’ songs or stories, just do your medley of show tunes, or any other ‘party piece’ that embarrasses your family at parties. The bar will remain open during the ceilidh, so maybe that will act as an inhibition lubricant.
 
Bake Sale  We will also be running a bake sale/Tea Room inside the Tudor House.  We hope to sell tea and coffee augmented by contributions from our members and friends.  I.E., scones and shortbread.  Preferably scones. We'll also sell purchased baked goods, but will not be baking on the premises. 
 
Basket Auction - You only need to provide items, not necessarily baskets.  Liz & Dave Belvin will once again work their magic and put items together to make irresistible baskets for bidding.  Every penny gleaned from auctioning off the baskets goes to Pegasus. 
 
Tartan Day Dinner - We have scheduled the Tartan Day Dinner for 1:00 on April 13th at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Akron. We'll look forward to an Italian dinner to celebrate our Scottish heritage.  More on that later, but in the meantime I'd like to hear from you if you plan to attend.  They need a head count.  We will be in a private room.
  
Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, discussed the need for Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

  

Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire. 
Traditional kiltmaking class   Do you or someone you love wear a kilt?  Does it need to be replaced or altered?  Would you like to learn how to make a proper 8 yard kilt for yourself?  If you'd like to save yourself a few hundred dollars by making it yourself then sign up for the OSAS (Ohio Scottish Arts School) kiltmaking class in June.  We've only got a couple short months to order tartan before it's too late.  If you're interested, please contact Jon Lilley jlilley12@neo.rr.com or Pam Kilpatrick pam@ohioscottishartsschool.com for further details.  Classes start in June.  
 
Dancemoms:  We know how expensive kilts can be.  We also know some of your offspring will be attending OSAS.  Why not keep your fingers busy creating a kilt for your competitor or yourself while they are in classes?

Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 

Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.

 

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!
 
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

**********************

 

21st March 2014
 
Himself said this morning that it would probably snow.  I loftily informed him that it couldn't possibly snow, the weather gurus had predicted at least 50 degrees today.  Then I looked out of the window.  But the sun is shining now, and the snow is rapidly melting.  Maybe they'll be proven right yet. 
 
Please let Alex know if you can help with the Beltane Festival  Alex (Murray) is looking for volunteers.  If there's a specific area you especially like, let him know .  There are lots of jobs to be done. For more information, email him at:  alrisk@AOL.com 
 
He also wanted to emphasize that this is the first time we've followed the Beltane with an authentic Scottish Ceilidh, and he wants you to know what that is.  So here goes (in his words). 
In Scotland and Ireland, a ceilidh [Kay-lee] is an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling.
 
After this year’s festival, we will be holding just such an informal event and hope that everyone can attend and participate. If you would like to sing a song, play a piece of music, do a dance, recite a poem, tell a story or juggle with sharpened haggis, then just do it!!! The emphasis is on informal and fun. We don’t expect MOD level performances, and if you want to just sing along, whistle or clap your hands to the performers then that’s OK too, it’s just a bit of craic (look it up). If you don’t know any ‘folksy’ songs or stories, just do your medley of show tunes, or any other ‘party piece’ that embarrasses your family at parties. The bar will remain open during the ceilidh, so maybe that will act as an inhibition lubricant.
 
Bake Sale  We will also be running a bake sale/Tea Room inside the Tudor House.  We hope to sell tea and coffee augmented by contributions from our members and friends.  I.E., scones and shortbread.  Preferably scones. We'll also sell purchased baked goods, but will not be baking on the premises. 
 
Basket Auction - You only need to provide items, not necessarily baskets.  Liz & Dave Belvin will once again work their magic and put items together to make irresistible baskets for bidding.  Every penny gleaned from auctioning off the baskets goes to Pegasus. 
 
Tartan Day Dinner - We have scheduled the Tartan Day Dinner for 1:00 on April 13th at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Akron. We'll look forward to an Italian dinner to celebrate our Scottish heritage.  More on that later, but in the meantime I'd like to hear from you if you plan to attend.  They need a head count.  We will be in a private room.
 
Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, discussed the need for Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.
 
Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire
Traditional kiltmaking class   Do you or someone you love wear a kilt?  Does it need to be replaced or altered?  Would you like to learn how to make a proper 8 yard kilt for yourself?  If you'd like to save yourself a few hundred dollars by making it yourself then sign up for the OSAS (Ohio Scottish Arts School) kiltmaking class in June.  We've only got a couple short months to order tartan before it's too late.  If you're interested, please contact Jon Lilley jlilley12@neo.rr.com or Pam Kilpatrick pam@ohioscottishartsschool.com for further details.  Classes start in June.  
 
Dancemoms:
  We know how expensive kilts can be.  We also know some of your offspring will be attending OSAS.  Why not keep your fingers busy creating a kilt for your competitor or yourself while they are in classes?

Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 
Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.
 
Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!
 
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events. 
 ************************


9th March - Get Ready for Spring!

It's in the air! - But more important, set your clocks ahead (spring forward, remember?) on Saturday night. 
 
 We don't want you to miss the splendiferous program to be presented by our braw Scottish laddie, Alex Murray.  "Doon the Water" is the title of his presentation.  Is it a mystery?  If you attend, you'll find out all about it.  (Clue - it has nothing to do with the Covenanters.)
 
Alex (our new Beltane Chairman) is looking for volunteers to help at the Celtic Beltane festival.  There are lots of jobs to be done.  If you have a specific talent, he'd like to know.  Even if you don't, he wants to hear from you.  For more information, email him at:  alrisk@AOL.com 
 
Tartan Day Dinner - We have scheduled the Tartan Day Dinner for 1:00 on April 13th at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Akron. We'll look forward to an Italian dinner to celebrate our Scottish heritage.  More on that later, but in the meantime I'd like to hear from you if you plan to attend.  They need a head count.  We will be in a private room.
  
Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, discussed the need for Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

  

Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire
Traditional kiltmaking class   Do you or someone you love wear a kilt?  Does it need to be replaced or altered?  Would you like to learn how to make a proper 8 yard kilt for yourself?  If you'd like to save yourself a few hundred dollars by making it yourself then sign up for the OSAS (Ohio Scottish Arts School) kiltmaking class in June.  We've only got a couple short months to order tartan before it's too late.  If you're interested, please contact Jon Lilley jlilley12@neo.rr.com or Pam Kilpatrick pam@ohioscottishartsschool.com for further details.  Classes start in June.  
 
Dancemoms:  We know how expensive kilts can be.  We also know some of your offspring will be attending OSAS.  Why not keep your fingers busy creating a kilt for your competitor or yourself while they are in classes?

Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 

Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.

 

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!
 



Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer.  

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.



















1st March 2014

 

I know, I know.  Seems as if it will never get here.  The weather gurus say that this is actually the first day of spring (meteorologically, that is). But according to the calendar it's official on the 20th.  Next week two big events occur - we set our clocks ahead an hour and our Sas'y meeting takes place on Sunday.  Our braw Scottish laddie, Alex Murray, is presenting the program.  "Doon the Water" is the title of his presentation.  If you're curious - you'll just have to attend and find out what he means.

 

Alex (our new Beltane Chairman) is looking for volunteers to help at the Celtic Beltane festival.  There are lots of jobs to be done.  If you have a specific talent, he'd like to know.  Even if you don't, he wants to hear from you.  For more information, email him at:  alrisk@AOL.com  

 

Tartan Day Dinner - We have scheduled the Tartan Day Dinner for 1:00 on April 13th at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Akron. We'll look forward to an Italian dinner to celebrate our Scottish heritage.  More on that later, but in the meantime I'd like to hear from you if you plan to attend.  They need a head count.  We will be in a private room.

 

Hall of Fame induction - May 12th 2014 - Margaret Callander will be inducted by Kona Gant into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame on Monday, May 12, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the Mariott Key Center. Margaret has long been active in the Scottish American community, particularly with Ohio Scottish Games and Ohio Scottish Arts School.  She well deserves this recognition.  If you'd like to be there to help applaud one of our own, dinner tickets, sponsorships and program messages are available to congratulate the inductees and to show your support for Cleveland’s ethnic diversity pioneers. For more information, contact Debbie Hanson at 216-381-8310 or deb@ClevelandPeople.Com.


You can pay online (then tickets are $52.00) at http://www.clevelandpeople.com/hof/hof.htm  or by mail with a check made payable to Magnum Inc. And sent to 868 Montford Road Cleveland Heights OH 44121-2012.

Doors open at 5:00 PM.  Dinner and induction will begin promptly at 6:00. Dinner reservations and payment should be made as soon as possible. This is always a sellout event.

  

Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, discussed the need for Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

  

Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com

 

Another thought for Scottish Attire

Traditional kiltmaking class   Do you or someone you love wear a kilt?  Does it need to be replaced or altered?  Would you like to learn how to make a proper 8 yard kilt for yourself?  If you'd like to save yourself a few hundred dollars by making it yourself then sign up for the OSAS (Ohio Scottish Arts School) kiltmaking class in June.  We've only got a couple short months to order tartan before it's too late.  If you're interested, please contact Jon Lilley jlilley12@neo.rr.com or Pam Kilpatrick pam@ohioscottishartsschool.com for further details.  Classes start in June.  

 

Dancemoms:  We know how expensive kilts can be.  We also know some of your offspring will be attending OSAS.  Why not keep your fingers busy creating a kilt for your competitor or yourself while they are in classes?

 

Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 

Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 

 

We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org

 

I'd also like to point out that they have a marvelous little shop featuring bulk food items and some handmade craft items as well.  Worth stopping by!

 

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

*********************

 


31 January 2014 
 
The SHANO Burns dinner was, as always, just wonderful.  Those of you who ventured out on that cold snowy night were well rewarded.  If you didn't make it - there's always next year.  Kona and Kathi Gant did a super job. Lord Ailsa, as always, was in fine form.  Bill Kennedy sang "Flower of Scotland" beautifully, and Dorothea Kingsbury proved to be an excellent emcee.  The dancing and the fellowship was warm (and warming!). 
  
Alex Murray (our new Beltane Chairman) is looking for volunteers to help at the festival.  There are lots of jobs to be done.  If you have a specific talent, he'd like to know.  Even if you don't, he wants to hear from you.  For more information, email him at:  alrisk@AOL.com
 
Tartan Day Dinner - We are still in the midst of our search for an alternate location for the Tartan Day Dinner on April 13th.  Any ideas?  We'll get them sorted soon. Make no mistake, though, we will definitely have the dinner.  
 
Dianne Allison announced at the meeting that she will be giving her "Giants of Seville" lecture at the Cuyahoga Falls library on Feb 13 at 7 PM.  It is on the library website. 
 
Planning a trip to Scotland?  Interested in a small group tour?  Two trips are offered for next summer, and each trip accepts only 4-8 travelers.  Ed Pearlman tells me that due to extra interest this year, the "Niel Gow's Scotland" trip has been expanded to accommodate up to 13 travelers -- he now has 2 spaces left, and the deadline to contact him about this is February 15.

The Outer Hebrides journey to Gaelic-speaking Scotland, full of beautiful sights and wonderful music, has a signup deadline of March 1st.  It is more open for now. If you are interested in either of these, you'd better let him know quickly.  His email address is:
edwardpearlman@gmail.com 

1.  The "Niel Gow's Scotland" trip visits Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Inverness, the Cairngorms, Dunkeld, and Blair Castle (hear Niel Gow's violin played just for our group!).

2.  The Outer Hebrides trip visits the islands from Barra through the Uists to Harris and Lewis, with musical events both private and public, including a ceilidh/concert at the Ceolas school in South Uist, and admission to the amazing Hebridean Celtic Festival in Lewis.

For trip descriptions, please visit
http://www.edpearlman.net/trip.html

The trips are coordinated and guided by a wonderfully competent walking holiday company in Stirling, Scotland.  Ed Pearlman coordinates the musical events.  Feel free to visit the site and/or ask any questions using the contact information there.

--Ed Pearlman, fiddler and music columnist for Scottish Life magazine 
 
 
Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, discussed the need for Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

  

Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire.  Jon Lilley will be teaching kilt making classes at the Ohio Scottish Arts School next June.  In the meantime, he might be persuaded to make a kilt to order.  (He does a beautiful job.)  If you might like to take the class and would like more information, or if you are interested in a gorgeous hand-crafted kilt, you may contact Jon at: jlilley12@neo.rr.com  Incidentally, Jon's mom was wearing a kilted skirt in Royal Stewart at the St. Andrews that he made for her.  He gave her an early Christmas gift.  I've seen a lot of kilts in my time, but Jon has the magic touch. It was absolutely magnificent. 
 
Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 

Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.

 

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

************

17 January 2014
 
I hear the Polar Vortex is not through with us.  Weather gurus are now saying it will be back next week.  After all, folks, we live in Ohio.  We are not weather wimps.
 
Himself gave his excellent lecture on Scottish Feng Shui.  Now we all know how we should arrange our lives and  homes for optimal tranquility.  Sure we do.  Anyhow, it was an excellent and interesting talk - and no I am not the least bit prejudiced. Thank you, Jim Frost. 
 
Alex Murray (our new Beltane Chairman) is looking for volunteers to help at the festival.  There are lots of jobs to be done.  If you have a specific talent, he'd like to know.  Even if you don't, he wants to hear from you.  For more information, email him at: 
alrisk@AOL.com
 
You may have seen it on the news.  The Fighter Squadron restaurant is closing.    This make us sad for so many reasons. Aside from all the employees losing their jobs, we have one less place to go that we enjoy.  And we have no location for our Tartan Day Dinner.  Make no mistake, though, we will definitely have the dinner.  We have had some excellent suggestions, we just have to check them out.  I promise - by next week we will be able to tell you our new venue. 
 
Dianne Allison announced at the meeting that she will be giving her "Giants of Seville" lecture at the Cuyahoga Falls library on Feb 13 at 7 PM.  It is on the library website.
 
Kona and Kathi Gant would like to have 12x12 squares of tartan on each of the tables at SHANO's Burns Dinner, as part of the center pieces.  They thought this would add to the Scottish ambiance of the evening. But they need tartan donations. Perhaps you have some extra tartan you could share?  An old skirt that could be cut up?  A scarf you no longer wear?  Donations can be sent to Kona Gant, 33145 Hawks Nest Court, North Ridgeville, OH,44039.
 
Planning a trip to Scotland?  Interested in a small group tour?  Two trips are offered for next summer, and each trip accepts only 4-8 travelers.  Ed Pearlman tells me that there is 1 space left in the "Niel Gow's Scotland" trip.  The Outer Hebrides trip is more open for now. If you are interested, you'd better let him know quickly.  His email address is:
edwardpearlman@gmail.com 
1.  The "Niel Gow's Scotland" trip visits Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Inverness, the Cairngorms, Dunkeld, and Blair Castle (hear Niel Gow's violin played just for our group!).
2.  The Outer Hebrides trip visits the islands from Barra through the Uists to Harris and Lewis, with musical events both private and public, including a ceilidh/concert at the Ceolas school in South Uist, and admission to the amazing Hebridean Celtic Festival in Lewis.
For trip descriptions, please visit http://www.edpearlman.net/trip.html
The trips are coordinated and guided by a wonderfully competent walking holiday company in Stirling, Scotland.  Ed Pearlman coordinates the musical events.  Feel free to visit the site and/or ask any questions using the contact information there.
--Ed Pearlman, fiddler and music columnist for Scottish Life magazine
 
 
Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, discussed the need for Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or
cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.
 
Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire.  Jon Lilley will be teaching kilt making classes at the Ohio Scottish Arts School next June.  In the meantime, he might be persuaded to make a kilt to order.  (He does a beautiful job.)  If you might like to take the class and would like more information, or if you are interested in a gorgeous hand-crafted kilt, you may contact Jon at:
jlilley12@neo.rr.com  Incidentally, Jon's mom was wearing a kilted skirt in Royal Stewart at the St. Andrews that he made for her.  He gave her an early Christmas gift.  I've seen a lot of kilts in my time, but Jon has the magic touch. It was absolutely magnificent. 
 
Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at
traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 
Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.
 
Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out
www.pegasusfarm.org
 
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events. 
******************************

27th December 2013
 
Hi Folks!
 
Whew...the big guy in the red suit arrived in the Frost Household with a vengeance.  It was pandemonium and a frenzy of gifts with wrapping paper flying and loud cries of delight.  The second youngest, when reaching the end of his horde, kind of wrinkled his wee brow and said, "more!  I want MORE! "  His mommy took care of the impending waterworks.  Sometimes it's really nice to be the older generation. 
 
We are getting organized for New Year's day.  Along that line, let me remind you that you are always welcome here.  But especially on the 1st day of the New Year. Please join us for our annual New Year's Day (January 1st 2014) open house - Blintzes and Blether.  2:00 on.  Bring a song, a poem, or a story to share.  Holiday leftovers also welcome. Our address is:  5679 Sherwood Forest Drive - New Franklin, OH 44319.  Directions happily sent on request. 
 
Kona and Kathi Gant would like to have 12x12 squares of tartan on each of the tables at SHANO's Burns Dinner, as part of the center pieces.  They thought this would add to the Scottish ambiance of the evening. But they need tartan donations. Perhaps you have some extra tartan you could share?  An old skirt that could be cut up?  A scarf you no longer wear?  Donations can be sent to Kona Gant, 33145 Hawks Nest Court, North Ridgeville, OH,44039.
 
Planning a trip to Scotland?  Interested in a small group tour?  Two trips are offered for next summer, and each trip accepts only 4-8 travelers. 

1.  The "Niel Gow's Scotland" trip visits Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Inverness, the Cairngorms, Dunkeld, and Blair Castle (hear Niel Gow's violin played just for our group!).

2.  The Outer Hebrides trip visits the islands from Barra through the Uists to Harris and Lewis, with musical events both private and public, including a ceilidh/concert at the Ceolas school in South Uist, and admission to the amazing Hebridean Celtic Festival in Lewis.

For trip descriptions, please visit
http://www.edpearlman.net/trip.html

The trips are coordinated and guided by a wonderfully competent walking holiday company in Stirling, Scotland.  Ed Pearlman coordinates the musical events.  Feel free to visit the site and/or ask any questions using the contact information there.

--Ed Pearlman, fiddler and music columnist for Scottish Life magazine 
 
 
Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, discussed the need for Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

  

Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire.  Jon Lilley will be teaching kilt making classes at the Ohio Scottish Arts School next June.  In the meantime, he might be persuaded to make a kilt to order.  (He does a beautiful job.)  If you might like to take the class and would like more information, or if you are interested in a gorgeous hand-crafted kilt, you may contact Jon at: jlilley12@neo.rr.com  Incidentally, Jon's mom was wearing a kilted skirt in Royal Stewart at the St. Andrews that he made for her.  He gave her an early Christmas gift.  I've seen a lot of kilts in my time, but Jon has the magic touch. It was absolutely magnificent. 
 
Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 

Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.

 

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
The new chapter in Pennygown reporting has turned up a mystery.  A mystery centered around an ancient monastery.  Sound intriguing?  It's on the web site now.
 
CALENDAR DATES - 2014

January 12th – Meeting.  Akron Library - Presentation by Jim Frost - "Scottish Feng Shui"  - don't ask.  I only report the topic.

January 25th – SHANO Burns Dinner, Willoughby OH  (Details on our web site.)

February 9th – Meeting.  Akron Library - Presentation by Martha Willman "Historical Scottish Samplers."

March 9th – Meeting.  Akron Library - Presentation by Alex Murray (not on the Covenanters)

April 13th – Tartan Day Dinner, 356th Fighter Squadron Restaurant

May 11th – Meeting. Akron Library - Annual Shortbread and McGonagall Poetry contest.

May 18th Sunday - BELTANE FESTIVAL – Tudor House & grounds, Portage Lakes State Park entrance.

June 28th – Ohio Scottish Games – Wellington

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  


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Ready for Santa yet?  We're getting there.  The house is pretty well decorated.  Mother Nature added some nice touches with the snow.  Santa Jim has been busy wrapping (no, not "rapping"). We'll be baking cookies for the guy in the red suit this weekend.  Annual tradition.  Along with it, we'll have an ugly sweater/sweatshirt/shirt of any kind, contest.  With prizes.  You're welcome to join us, but be prepared.  It's a mess, it's noisy, and it's non-stop chatter.
 
You are also welcome to join us for our annual New Year's Day (January 1st 2014) open house - Blintzes and Blether.  2:00 on.  Bring a song, a poem, or a story to share.  Holiday leftovers also welcome. Our address is:  5679 Sherwood Forest Drive - New Franklin, OH 44319.  Directions happily sent on request. 
 
Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, discussed the need for Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.
 
Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com
 
Another thought for Scottish Attire.  Jon Lilley will be teaching kilt making classes at the Ohio Scottish Arts School next June.  In the meantime, he might be persuaded to make a kilt to order.  (He does a beautiful job.)  If you might like to take the class and would like more information, or if you are interested in a gorgeous hand-crafted kilt, you may contact Jon at: jlilley12@neo.rr.com  Incidentally, Jon's mom was wearing a kilted skirt in Royal Stewart at the St. Andrews that he made for her.  He gave her an early Christmas gift.  I've seen a lot of kilts in my time, but Jon has the magic touch. It was absolutely magnificent. 
 
Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580."  Names associated with the clan: Hamilton, Hammeltoune, Hammyltoune, Hamyltoune, Hammyltoun, Hamyltone, Hamulthone, Cadzow.
 
Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  
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22 Nov. 2013

Hi Folks!

 

You'll barely have time to get rid of the Thanksgiving leftovers before it's time for the St. Andrews.  I can promise you, there is no turkey on the menu. What is on the menu is: herbed chicken, baked ham, red potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls & butter, coffee, tea, soft drinks (set-ups).  Ida Morehead is bringing dessert. There is a cash bar.

 

St. Andrews: The big event will be held on the 6th of December - 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.  At the S.Y.B. Party Center - 4157 Hudson Drive Stow, Ohio 44240 - Cost is $29 per person - $15 seniors (90+) - $20 (12 & under)

 

This is an event that celebrates our heritage and also helps to finance our entertainment at the Beltane.  We need donations for the Silent Auction and to make reservations for ourselves and others.  Donations can be given directly to Alex Murray (Chairman), Betty or Gene Marcus, Dianne or Dave Allison, Jim or Margaret Frost, or Frances Acar. 

 

Checks may be made out to the Celtic Beltane Festival and sent to Alex at:  3831 Powell Avenue, Akron OH 44319.  [Note:  tickets will not be mailed, but your name will be placed on the reservation list at the door.]  Cost includes dinner, entertainment, non-alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea, and fabulous dessert contributed by Ida Morehead and her daughter, Elisa Torres. 

 

There will be dancing, the Tigh na Creige highland dancers, pipers, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, Russ Luyster as emcee, Bob Morehead as DJ, a brief appearance by the gentleman from the North Pole and much more.  It's a fun evening.

 

Rose & Thistle Award

Yes, folks, it's that time of year.  Frances Acar is head of the committee determining this year's winner.  This year we have asked the past award winners to choose.  If you have a nomination, please email Frances at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com Please note, the award winner does not have to be from our group, but they do have to have helped to further Scottish culture. 

 

Indexing Volunteers Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, discussed the need for Indexing Volunteers.  This task is vital to ongoing genealogical research at the library, and can be done from home.  If you have a computer and a bit of time now and then, perhaps you can help. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

 

Hower House Member Elizabeth Vernon requested help for the Christmas Open House series at Hower House.  Ann Heflin has set a date for our participation, December 8th.  If you can help out, please email Ann at:  o4peetsak@AOL.com  and she will give you the details.

 

Scottish Attire  Alex Murray has found a great source for Scottish attire.  He uses this firm and highly recommends it.  He notes:  "This shop is in my home town and I think that the prices, compared to other sites in the U.S., and Scotland are very reasonable." If you mention you are a member of the Akron based Scottish American Society when ordering, they will give you a better deal.  The web site address is:  www.kilts4less.com

 

Another thought for Scottish Attire.  Jon Lilley will be teaching kilt making classes at the Ohio Scottish Arts School next June.  In the meantime, he might be persuaded to make a kilt to order.  (He does a beautiful job.)  If you might like to take the class and would like more information, or if you are interested in a gorgeous hand-crafted kilt, you may contact Jon at: jlilley12@neo.rr.com 


 

Clan Hamilton  Member James Hamilton is the newly appointed Commissioner of the Clan Hamilton Society in Ohio.  He has a request. " Are you a Hamilton?  Is there a Hamilton in your family?  I am looking for other Hamiltons to help me with the Clan Hamilton Society tent at the Beltane Festival in May and the Ohio Scottish Games in June.  If you would like to help or get more information about this and/or information about joining the Clan Hamilton Society, please contact me by email at traveljim52@gmail.com, or call me at 216-671-3580." 

 

Pegasus.  Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 

 

We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org

 

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Arts School as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

 

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2nd Nov. 2013
 
Meeting  Our meeting is TOMORROW, November 3rd @ 3:00.  (Don't forget to turn your clocks back tonight.)    
Dreama Powell feels this date will fit right in with her topic, Scottish Saints.  But at the very first, Mary Plazo from the Special Collections area of the library, will briefly discuss the need for Indexing Volunteers. 
 

ASCPL Seeks Ohio Obituary Index Volunteers

 

With more than 60 contributing libraries and 2.7 million database entries, the Hayes Research Library’s Ohio Obituary Index is an excellent resource for Ohio genealogy research.  The Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) joined the Ohio Obituary Index this year with the goal of creating a single, fully searchable index to obituaries published in the Akron Beacon Journal and its predecessors.  To date, staff members in ASCPL’s Special Collections Division and a handful of volunteers have entered deaths from the following 50 years: 1841-1867, 1870-71, 1873-1889, 1891-1892, 1982 and 2013. 

 

But there are many more years to go!  With your help, ASCPL can reach its goal much more quickly.  Volunteers must have computer skills and be detail oriented.  Detailed instructions and an hour-long hands-on training session will be provided.  Once trained, you can work from home at your own pace (an average of 1-2 hours per week is requested).  If you’re interested in helping with the project, please contact Cheri Goldner in Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or cgoldner@akronlibrary.org.

 

St. Andrews: The St. Andrews grows closer - pass the word.  We need more warm bodies there!  This event helps to finance our entertainment at the Beltane.  We need donations for the Silent Auction and to make reservations for ourselves and others.  Donations can be brought to the next two meetings, or given directly to Alex Murray (Chairman), Betty or Gene Marcus, Dianne or Dave Allison, Jim or Margaret Frost, or Frances Acar. 
 
Dinner is at the SYB hall in Stow on December 6th.  Cost is $29, checks may be made out to the Celtic Beltane Festival and sent to Alex at:  3831 Powell Avenue, Akron OH 44319.  [Note:  tickets will not be mailed, but your name will be placed on the reservation list at the door.]  Cost includes dinner, entertainment, non-alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea, and fabulous dessert contributed by Ida Morehead and her daughter, Elisa Torres. 
 
Rose & Thistle Award
Yes, folks, it's that time of year.  I am accepting nominations for the award.  You may tell me at the meeting, or you may email me.  This year we'll be asking the past award winners to pick the winner.  Keep 'em busy.  Give me lots of suggestions.  Please note, the award winner does not have to be from our group, but they do have to have helped to further Scottish culture. 
 
Please put away more stuff for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
The new chapter in Pennygown reporting has turned up a mystery.  A mystery centered around an ancient monastery.  Sound intriguing?  It's on the web site now.
 
Genealogy:
 
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
  
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)
Internet Genealogy, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Nov 23;
 
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.

 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

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12 October 2013
John Whitacre will be presenting a program on Men's Hats at our meeting tomorrow. (October 13th).  A local newspaper reported it as "Old Hat."  Probably should have said "Old Hats," don't you think?  We'll all know for sure next week.  In the meantime, John has been putting his hat program on his non-music blog.  Here’s the address:
http://blogs.dixcdn.com/woolgathering/. Click on "Hats and Caps" under categories at the right.
 
The St. Andrews will be here before you know it.   This event helps to finance our entertainment at the Beltane.  We need donations for the Silent Auction and to make reservations for ourselves and others.  Donations can be brought to the next two meetings, or given directly to Alex Murray (Chairman), Betty or Gene Marcus, Jim or Margaret Frost, or Frances Acar. 
 
Dinner cost is $29, checks may be sent to Alex at:  3831 Powell Avenue, Akron OH 44319.  [Note:  tickets will not be mailed, but your name will be placed on the reservation list at the door.]
 
Start putting away items for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
The new chapter in Pennygown reporting has turned up a mystery.  A mystery centered around an ancient monastery.  Sound intriguing?  It's on the web site now.
 
Genealogy:
 
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
 
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon) Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Nov 23; For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at:  speccollections@akronlibrary.org  or 330-643-9030
 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

 

Please note:  The radio station WCPN is having a fund raiser which includes Joe & Kevin's show on Sunday October 13. They would greatly appreciate any help you can give in this endeavor. If you wish to pledge ahead of Sunday, you can e-mail Joe and they will send  a bill. 

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October 5th 2013
The St. Andrews will be here before you know it.   This event helps to finance our entertainment at the Beltane.  We need donations for the Silent Auction and to make reservations for ourselves and others.  Donations can be brought to the next two meetings, or given directly to Alex Murray (Chairman), Betty or Gene Marcus, Jim or Margaret Frost, or Frances Acar.  Cost is $29, checks may be sent to Alex at:  3831 Powell Avenue, Akron OH 44319.  [Note:  tickets will not be mailed, but your name will be placed on the reservation list at the door.]
 
John Whitacre will be presenting a program on Men's Hats at our meeting next week (October 13th).  A local newspaper reported it as "Old Hat."  Probably should have said "Old Hats," don't you think?  We'll all know for sure next week. 
 
Start putting away items for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
The new chapter in Pennygown reporting has turned up a mystery.  A mystery centered around an ancient monastery.  Sound intriguing?  It's on the web site now.
 
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
  

Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)

Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Nov 23; 

For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

Note:  WCPN is having its fund raising drive next Sunday, October 13th.  Please call in and give generously!

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28 September 2013
It's time to get serious about the St. Andrews.  We need to think about donations for the Silent Auction and making reservations for ourselves and others.  Donations can be brought to the next two meetings, or given directly to Alex Murray (Chairman), Betty or Gene Marcus, Jim or Margaret Frost, or Frances Acar.  Cost is $29, checks may be sent to Alex at:  3831 Powell Avenue, Akron OH 44319.  [Note:  tickets will not be mailed, but your name will be placed on the reservation list at the door.]
 
We presented the wreath over at the GiantFest last week and proceeded to dinner afterwards at the Brown Derby in Medina.  If anyone mentions seeing a Civil War General in full regalia and a Southern Belle in mid-1800's dress (with lacy pantaloons, no less) accompanied by a couple of Scots, just chuckle a bit.  Don't tell anyone you know who they were.  
 
We helped our Agnes Bagley celebrate her 104th Birthday.  She's still bright as a new penny, but not getting around quite as well as she has in the past.  Lots of folks were there to help her celebrate and she enjoyed seeing everyone.  Carol Leslie Hosticka was there - newly returned from the Orkneys and still with a mad case of jet-lag.  
 
John Whitacre will be presenting a program on Men's Hats at our next meeting (October 13th).  No music or ancient instruments, I guess.  John is always interesting no matter what he presents. 
 
Start putting away items for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
  
Genealogy:
 
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:    
 
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)
 
Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Nov 23; 
 
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at:  For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Games as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  
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21st September 2013
Ligonier is this weekend and several members of our Sas'y crew are there.  Frances Acar is once again presenting her Gaelic Mod and I'd be willing to bet Bill & Julie Kennedy are there as well.  I know Jon Lilley plans to attend.  He lives only a few houses away from Frances but says that's the only time he gets a chance to talk to her.  Likely the McElhiney family will be there as well with the Celtic Eagle Pipers.
 We'll be over at the Giantfest in Seville, along with Dianne and Dave Allison.  As usual we will be presenting a wreath on behalf of Sas'y and SACSO to honor Anna Swann Bates, one of the two "Giants of Seville."  Anna was of Scottish ancestry.  If you care to join us, we will be at the cemetery for the ceremony about 5:15. 
 Our very dear Agnes Bagley will be celebrating her 104th birthday on September 27th.  If you would like to send her a card (she doesn't see well, but loves having them read to her), the address is:
Mrs. Agnes Bagley
C/o Stow Glenn Retirement Community
4285 Kent Road
Stow, Ohio 44224-4355
 
John Whitacre will be presenting a program on Men's Hats at our next meeting (October 13th).  No music or ancient instruments, I guess.  John is always interesting no matter what he presents. 
Start putting away items for Pegasus - this will be an ongoing project.  They have a "wish list" and it's a clickable link on the Pegasus Farm page on our web site.  But mostly they need:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
We will collect any donations you bring to our meetings, or you are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
  
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)
Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Nov 23; 
Branch Library Classes
Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events. 
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24 August 2013
Summer is rapidly drawing to a close.  That fills me with great joy.  I think most people are happy with autumn and spring - it's the opposites of winter and summer where we disagree. 
 
I thought I'd reinforce the needs for the Pegasus folks.  And remind you all that we will collect any donations you care to make at our meetings.  Starting with the one at the library on September 8th.  The full "wish list" will be on our web site, but a few of the things they need include:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
You are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
 Genealogy:
 
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
  
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)
Getting Started in Family History, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14
 
Branch Library Classes
Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square.
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
CALENDAR DATES
September 8th - 3:00 - Meeting, Akron Library - Summer recap and plans for the year 2013-2014. Jack and Joan Robertson will entertain us.
September 21Ligonier Highland Games - Scottish Festival held at Idlewild Park October 13th - 3:00 - Meeting, Akron Library - John Whitacre - History of Men's Hats
November 3rd - 3:00 - Meeting, Akron Library - Dreama Powell on Scottish Saints
December 6th - St. Andrews Dinner & Silent Auction – SYB Hall, Stow OH
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She has taught classes at Ohio Scottish Games as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer.
 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   

 

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17 August 2013
Sorry if you missed the Sas'y summer get together.  It was fun.  Blether, burgers, beans and buns, plus lots of good food and good chat.  Jack and Joan Robertson entertained us with tunes on the fiddle and pipes, Kona Gant did a super job grilling stuff, and Alex Murray showed up with a "See You Jimmie" hat and a wealth of tales.  It was a fun afternoon/evening, one which will likely remembered. 
 
We made the presentation to Pegasus on Thursday.  The article will appear in the Hartville News, thanks to Joy Dingman.  Alex presented the check since he will be our next Beltane Chairman.  He looked very braw in his kilt, jacket & vest.  (Left off the "Jimmie" hat, though.)
 
The folks at Pegasus are always in need of donations and gave me a list of items that they would appreciate.  We'll collect items at our meetings and take them out there from time to time.  The full "wish list" will be on our web site, but a few of the things they need include:  paper towels, toilet tissue, dish soap, facial tissues, napkins, small plastic cups, plastic spoons/forks/knives, 5 oz drinkiing cups, trash bags (13 gal or 52 gal), coffee & creamer, cocoa, white or colored copier paper, tape dispenser refills, Lysol spray, Febreeze air freshener, Clorox wipes, antibacterial hand soap, Purel, Medical gloves (M, L, & XL), batteries (C, AA, and AAA) and Sam's Club gift cards (greatly appreciated). 
 
You are welcome to drop stuff off at the farm yourself, if you wish:  7490 Edison Street, Hartville 44632.  If you want to know more about their activities:  check out www.pegasusfarm.org
 
 Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
 
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)
 
Getting Started in Family History, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14
Branch Library Classes
Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland SquareFor more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   

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27 July 2013
Celtic Eagle pig raffle today.  Hope you got a ticket. 
Our Scottish American Society summer get-together is coming up soon - August 11th, to be precise.  We don't care if it rains buckets.  We have plenty of room and can expand outdoors via canopy.  Bring food.  Bring good cheer.  This is meant to be fun, an opportunity to get to know each other better.
 
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled: 
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)
Getting Started in Family History, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, July 27, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14
 
Branch Library Classes
 
You may be interested in the day-long program this year – “Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors,” which will take place on Saturday, August 3 form 9:30-4:30. Details can be found at: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research -  11 am at Green, July 31 6:30 at North
Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
CALENDAR DATES
August 11th - 2:00 - ?  Scottish Summer Ceilidh (get-together) and potluck picnic at the Frosts.
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Games as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.
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20 July 2013
Hopefully the heat wave has eased and life is a little back to normal.  I spent my time this past week going from air conditioned house to air conditioned shops to air conditioned restaurants in our air conditioned car.  The dog, however, simply must go outside no matter what the weather is.  I don't mind walking her in a blizzard, but the heat is something else.
 
This is almost it for the pig possibilities.  The deadline for entries into the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band drawing is coming up pretty soon.  They are raising money to help with their continued growth and success. A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html  
There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com
 
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)
Getting Started in Family History, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, July 27, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14

Branch Library Classes

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Green Branch Library, Saturday, July 20, 11 am. In addition, you may be interested in the day-long program this year – “Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors,” which will take place on Saturday, August 3 form 9:30-4:30. Details can be found at: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research - July 20 11 am at Green, July 31 6:30 at North

CALENDAR DATES

August 11th - 2:00 - ?  Scottish Summer Ceilidh (get-together) and potluck picnic at the Frosts.

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Games as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   

 
 
 
 
 
13 July 2013
Summer is here and so is the sun, for a change.  I guess Himself can abandon his boat building project.  Looks like we won't be needing an Ark after all. 
 
The deadline for entries into the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band drawing is fast approaching.  They are raising money to help with their continued growth and success.  There are a lot of expenses involved for anyone who is involved with a pipe band  (or with Scottish Dancing, for that matter).  We treasure our Scottish roots and they need our continued support.
 
A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html 
 
There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com
 
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)Getting Started in Family History, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, July 27, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14
Branch Library Classes
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Green Branch Library, Saturday, July 20, 11 am. In addition, you may be interested in the day-long program this year – “Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors,” which will take place on Saturday, August 3 form 9:30-4:30. Details can be found at: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/
 
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research - July 17 6:30 at Firestone Park, July 20 11 am at Green, July 31 6:30 at North
Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square
Getting Started in African American Genealogy - July 18 6:30 at Maple Valley
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
CALENDAR DATES
August 11th - 2:00 - ?  Scottish Summer Ceilidh (get-together) and potluck picnic at the Frosts.
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Games as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.
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29 June 2013
I'm still basking in the memories! And I will be for some time to come.  It was a perfect day for the Ohio Scottish Games at Wellington Fairgrounds. It couldn't have been better.  (Well, maybe a little cooler for me.)
What a super event!  So many kind and wonderful people.  Some are old friends, some new.  And after all, "a stranger is only a friend we have not yet met." Always so many people to thank.  But how would we ever manage without Ann & Bill Heflin and Gene & Betty Marcus?  They are our stalwarts.  Working in the Hospitality area and also helping with the Genealogy, Bob and Janet Hawes were welcoming and enthusiastic.  Jack and Joan Robertson entertained us all with their pipes and fiddle.  How great is that?  Bob Morehead's granddaughter, Timmie, helped us out for awhile.  Pam Russell helped with the Genealogy.  We sure are happy she has joined the group.  Jim Frost, with great grumbling, helped set up our camper in the barn.  Handy when we needed stuff, but a bit noisy for sleeping.
 
Mostly, as per usual, Sas'y members were all over the place.  Among others: Kona &Kathi Gant, Bob and Ida Morehead, Bill and Julie Kennedy, John Snodgrass and wife Cynde Kennedy, Alex Murray, Donne and Craig Shepperly, Lori Neidert & family, Christy & Tim Walsh & family, Dreama Powell, Brian McElhiney, Bev Kincaid & husband Chris were busy selling their beautiful and functional "Tartan Tabs" over in the vending area. Frances Acar rans the Gaelic Mod and the banquet following in Oberlin.  The High Commissioner of Clan Donald was the honored guest at both the games and the Gaelic Mod banquet at the Oberlin Inn.  He was a delight.
 
We received a nice "Thank You" note for our monetary contribution to the games and it was noted in the program.  I'll bring the note with me to the next meeting in case you'd like to see it.  Ida Morehead had heart surgery this past week.  I'm told she did well and is at home, recovering.  If you'd like to send a card, their address is: 144 Morgan Street, Barberton, Ohio 44203.
    
The Celtic Eagle Pipe Band would appreciate your help.  They need additional funding to help with their continued growth and success.  They are having a raffle to raise the funds, time is growing short to buy tickets.  A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html 
There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
 
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)Getting Started in Family History, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, June 15, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, July 27, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14
 
Branch Library Classes
 
 
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Green Branch Library, Saturday, July 20, 11 am. In addition, you may be interested in the day-long program this year – “Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors,” which will take place on Saturday, August 3 form 9:30-4:30. Details can be found at: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/ Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research - July 17 6:30 at Firestone Park, July 20 11 am at Green, July 31 6:30 at North
Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square
Getting Started in African American Genealogy - July 18 6:30 at Maple Valley
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
Remember, our Scottish Summer Ceilidh is August 11th at our house - 2:00 to whenever.  Potluck.
 
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Games as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  
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June 9th 2013
Gorgeous Day again.  I could get used to this.  Hope the weather holds for the games next week! 
I'm getting organized (or at least as close to organized as I ever get) for the Ohio Scottish Games at Wellington Fairgrounds.  Imagine - it's finally almost here.  Once more we'll be doing the Genealogy and our own Hospitality section in the Clan Area.  Come have a sit and a bit of blether.  The 460+ photos from the Beltane Festival, taken by Dave Belvin, will be displayed in automatic format.  You can watch as many or as few as you like.  They're all good.  If you wish you can tuck your purchases (from all those fabulous vendors at the games) under the table while you go out and buy more or free your hands to applaud those who are competing in various venues. 
 
The Celtic Eagle Pipe Band would appreciate your help.  They need additional funding to help with their continued growth and success.  They are having a raffle to raise the funds.  A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html  There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com
 
Genealogy:
 
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
 
 
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)
 
Getting Started in Family History, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, June 15, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, June 29, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, July 27, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14
 
Branch Library Classes
 
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Green Branch Library, Saturday, July 20, 11 am. In addition, you may be interested in the day-long program this year – “Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors,” which will take place on Saturday, August 3 form 9:30-4:30. Details can be found at: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/
 
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research - June 20 6:30 at Maple Valley, July 17 6:30 at Firestone Park, July 20 11 am at Green, July 31 6:30 at North
 
Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square
Getting Started in African American Genealogy - July 18 6:30 at Maple Valley
 
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
CALENDAR DATES
June 22nd - OHIO SCOTTISH GAMES - The next big event.  Many of our Sas'y members are on the Board of Trustees.  Frances Acar, for example, is Chairman.  We handle the Genealogy and have a special hospitality area where folks can sit down and chat a bit.  We always need volunteers to help out.  Contact Frances or me if you can assist.
 
August 11th - 2:00 - ?  Scottish Summer Ceilidh (get-together) and potluck picnic at the Frosts.
 
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Games as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
Kilt Making - [last possible chance - and that's a "maybe"] Jon Lilley, who gave such an excellent talk on kilt making to our group, is teaching a class June 22nd to June 28th at Ohio Scottish Arts School.  When you complete the class, you will have a kilt (whatever size you wish) and the knowledge to make more.   If you have questions or wish to enroll, contact Jon : Kiltclass@ohioscottishartschool.com No experience is required.  If you can hold a needle, Jon says you'll be fine.  Kilts are very expensive to purchase.  This is a way to get one fitted exactly to your specifications - or to outfit that highland piper or dancer in the family at minimal cost.    
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   
 
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June 1st 2013
 
Hi Folks!
 
Bit windy and rainy out there today, but better than Oklahoma City.  It is so sad that they have had so much misery.  So glad to live right here.
 
Well, the Beltane is over and much as I would like to bask in the memory, we have to refocus and get ready for Ohio Scottish Games.  We always need folks to help.  Some (of course) with the Scottish American section - both Genealogy and our own Hospitality.  Betty & Gene Marcus head our hospitality area.  We like to provide a place for folks to sit and talk, have a bit of refreshment, and maybe tuck their purchases away while they tour the grounds.  The Genealogy is primarily on the computers and we will bring two of them.  It's a fairly simple process which we have developed.  Easily explained on the spot if you are even marginally computer literate.  But believe it or not, there is more to the games than just us.  And we need volunteers to help all over the fairground.  So please let either me or Frances know if you are available and can lend a hand.  Me:  mfrost@nls.net, Frances: frances.acar@gmail.com  
 
After hearing the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band perform at the Beltane, maybe you'd like to help them in their attempt at fund raising.  Tim Wiley wants you to know that the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band is having  a raffle to raise much needed funds for continued growth and success. A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html  There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com
Genealogy:
 
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
 

 

Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)

Getting Started in Family History, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, June 15, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, June 29, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, July 27, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14

 

Branch Library Classes

 

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Green Branch Library, Saturday, July 20, 11 am. In addition, you may be interested in the day-long program this year – “Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors,” which will take place on Saturday, August 3 form 9:30-4:30. Details can be found at: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research - June 20 6:30 at Maple Valley, July 17 6:30 at Firestone Park, July 20 11 am at Green, July 31 6:30 at North

Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square

Getting Started in African American Genealogy - July 18 6:30 at Maple Valley

For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.

 

CALENDAR DATES

June 22nd - OHIO SCOTTISH GAMES - The next big event.  Many of our Sas'y members are on the Board of Trustees.  Frances Acar, for example, is Chairman.  We handle the Genealogy and have a special hospitality area where folks can sit down and chat a bit.  We always need volunteers to help out.  Contact Frances or me if you can assist.

August 11th - 2:00 - ?  Scottish Summer Ceilidh (get-together) and potluck picnic at the Frosts.

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Games as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Kilt Making - Jon Lilley, who gave such an excellent talk on kilt making to our group, is teaching a class June 22nd to June 28th at Ohio Scottish Arts School.  When you complete the class, you will have a kilt (whatever size you wish) and the knowledge to make more.   If you have questions or wish to enroll, contact Jon : Kiltclass@ohioscottishartschool.com No experience is required.  If you can hold a needle, Jon says you'll be fine.  Kilts are very expensive to purchase.  This is a way to get one fitted exactly to your specifications - or to outfit that highland piper or dancer in the family at minimal cost.    

 

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   

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24 May 2013
[See notes on Beltane Festival]
So now back to normal.  After hearing the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band perform, maybe you'd like to help them in their attempt at fund raising.  Tim Wiley wants you to know that the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band is having  a raffle to raise much needed funds for continued growth and success. A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html  There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:    

Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)

Getting Started in Family History, June 1, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, June 15, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, June 29, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, July 27, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14

Branch Library Classes

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Green Branch Library, Saturday, July 20, 11 am. In addition, you may be interested in the day-long program this year – “Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors,” which will take place on Saturday, August 3 form 9:30-4:30. Details can be found at: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research - June 20 6:30 at Maple Valley, July 17 6:30 at Firestone Park, July 20 11 am at Green, July 31 6:30 at North

Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square

Getting Started in African American Genealogy - July 18 6:30 at Maple Valley

For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.

CALENDAR DATES

June 22nd - OHIO SCOTTISH GAMES - The next big event.  Many of our Sas'y members are on the Board of Trustees.  Frances Acar, for example, is Chairman.  We handle the Genealogy and have a special hospitality area where folks can sit down and chat a bit.  We always need volunteers to help out.  Contact Frances or me if you can assist.

August 11th - 2:00 - ?  Scottish get-together and potluck picnic at the Frosts.

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Games as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Kilt Making - Jon Lilley, who gave such an excellent talk on kilt making to our group, is teaching a class June 22nd to June 28th at Ohio Scottish Arts School.  When you complete the class, you will have a kilt (whatever size you wish) and the knowledge to make more.   If you have questions or wish to enroll, contact Jon : Kiltclass@ohioscottishartschool.com No experience is required.  If you can hold a needle, Jon says you'll be fine.  Kilts are very expensive to purchase.  This is a way to get one fitted exactly to your specifications - or to outfit that highland piper or dancer in the family at minimal cost.    

Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events. 

 

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May 17th 2013
The Beltane Festival is tomorrow !  May 18th, 2013!
 
Whoopee!
 
We need help tonight - after 5:00.  Brawny lads and brainey lassies. 
 
Other than that, we'll hope to see you at the Tudor House tomorrow. 
 
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Tim Wiley wants you to know that the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band is having  a raffle to raise much needed funds for continued growth and success. A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html  There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com
 
Celtic Eagle will be selling tickets at the Beltane. 
 
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  

Using Ancestry in your genealogy research:  Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. 

In addition: 

Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)

Getting Started in Family History, June 1, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, June 15, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, June 29, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, July 27, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14

Branch Library Classes

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Green Branch Library, Saturday, July 20, 11 am. In addition, you may be interested in the day-long program this year – “Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors,” which will take place on Saturday, August 3 form 9:30-4:30. Details can be found at: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research - June 20 6:30 at Maple Valley, July 17 6:30 at Firestone Park, July 20 11 am at Green, July 31 6:30 at North

Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square

Getting Started in African American Genealogy - July 18 6:30 at Maple Valley

For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.

CALENDAR DATES

May 18th 2013 - Celtic Beltane Festival.  Note the new venue.  It will be held in New Franklin, Ohio, on the grounds of the Tudor House which is adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park.  There's a big sign out in front of the park - you have to park in the beach parking lot and enter the festival there.  Follow the brown signs to the park, off Rts. 224 & 93 (Manchester Road).

August 11th - 2:00 - ?  Scottish get-together and potluck picnic at the Frosts.

Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Games as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 

Kilt Making - Jon Lilley, who gave such an excellent talk on kilt making to our group, is teaching a class June 22nd to June 28th at Ohio Scottish Arts School.  When you complete the class, you will have a kilt (whatever size you wish) and the knowledge to make more.   If you have questions or wish to enroll, contact Jon : Kiltclass@ohioscottishartschool.com No experience is required.  If you can hold a needle, Jon says you'll be fine.  Kilts are very expensive to purchase.  This is a way to get one fitted exactly to your specifications - or to outfit that highland piper or dancer in the family at minimal cost.    

 Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.

 

Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.  

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4 May 2013 
 
We need help with the Beltane [May 18th, don't forget].  First, we need items for baskets.  Any items will help. We have baskets, we just need content.  We will gladly collect items, or you can drop them off at our home or bring them to the next meeting.  
Please volunteer to help at the Beltane.  We will let you in free for two hours work there.  We need folks to volunteer for the gate, the hospitality/membership table, and the bake sale (inside Tudor House).  We will also need baked goods to sell.  If you can help, Email either me or Frances.  If you have a preference for a specific time, please let us know.  
May is  a busy month.  The Kiltie Band dance tonight, with a change in venue to the New Orleans party center on Brecksville Rd.  We always enjoy this event.  Check with Dorothea Kingsbury (details below) if you'd like to be there.  It's possible there is still room for more. 
I hope you're all working on your poems for the MacGonagall contest on May 12th.  There will be prizes awarded.  I'm personally looking forward to trying everyone's shortbread.  Pen your worst verses, but bring your best shortbread.  Without Agnes' in the competition, you may finally have a chance to win.
Tim Wiley wants you to know that the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band is having  a raffle to raise much needed funds for continued growth and success. A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html  There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com
Genealogy:  For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
 
Using Ancestry in your genealogy research:  Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. 
In addition: 
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)
Getting Started in Family History, June 1, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, June 15, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, June 29, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, July 27, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14
Branch Library Classes
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Green Branch Library, Saturday, July 20, 11 am. In addition, you may be interested in the day-long program this year – “Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors,” which will take place on Saturday, August 3 form 9:30-4:30. Details can be found at: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research - June 20 6:30 at Maple Valley, July 17 6:30 at Firestone Park, July 20 11 am at Green, July 31 6:30 at North, Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square, Getting Started in African American Genealogy - July 18 6:30 at Maple Valley. For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030. 
CALENDAR DATES 
May 18th 2013 - Celtic Beltane Festival.  Note the new venue.  It will be held in New Franklin, Ohio, on the grounds of the Tudor House which is adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park.  There's a big sign out in front of the park - you have to park in the beach parking lot and enter the festival there.  Follow the brown signs to the park, off Rts. 224 & 93 (Manchester Road). 
Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Games as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
Kilt Making - Jon Lilley, who gave such an excellent talk on kilt making to our group, is teaching a class June 22nd to June 28th at Ohio Scottish Arts School.  When you complete the class, you will have a kilt (whatever size you wish) and the knowledge to make more.   If you have questions or wish to enroll, contact Jon : Kiltclass@ohioscottishartschool.com No experience is required.  If you can hold a needle, Jon says you'll be fine.  Kilts are very expensive to purchase.  This is a way to get one fitted exactly to your specifications - or to outfit that highland piper or dancer in the family at minimal cost.      
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   Be sure to listen on Sunday May 5th - they will interview me and Frances.  
 
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What a gorgeous day! 
We SO deserve this. 
 
Hi Folks -
  
The weather is lovely, so Himself is talking about mowing the lawn and planting stuff in the garden.  I may have to wash his mouth out with soap.  Worked with the kids when they were saying bad things.  I'd rather plan a walk in the woods. 
 
We need help with the Beltane [May 18th, don't forget].  First, we need items for baskets.  Any items will help. We have baskets, we just need content.  We will gladly collect items, or you can drop them off at our home or bring them to the next meeting.  
 
Please volunteer to help at the Beltane.  We will let you in free for two hours work there.  We need folks to volunteer for the gate, the hospitality/membership table, and the bake sale (inside Tudor House).  We will also need baked goods to sell.  If you can help, Email either me or Frances.  If you have a preference for a specific time, please let us know. 
 
May will be a busy month.  The Kiltie Band dance is next week, on the 4th, with a change in venue to the New Orleans party center on Brecksville Rd.  We always enjoy this event.  Make reservations through Dorothea Kingsbury (details below).  Let her know you're with our group so we can be seated close together. I hope you're all working on your poems for the MacGonagall contest on May 12th.  There will be prizes awarded.  I'm personally looking forward to trying everyone's shortbread.  Pen your worst verses, but bring your best shortbread.  Without Agnes' in the competition, you may finally have a chance to win.
 
Tim Wiley wants you to know that the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band is having  a raffle to raise much needed funds for continued growth and success. A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html  There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com
 
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
 
Using Ancestry in your genealogy research:  Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. Identifying your family photographs: Saturday, May 4, 2013 10 am – noon.
In addition: 
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)
Getting Started in Family History, June 1, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, June 15, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, June 29, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, July 27, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14
 
Branch Library Classes
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Green Branch Library, Saturday, July 20, 11 am. In addition, you may be interested in the day-long program this year – “Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors,” which will take place on Saturday, August 3 form 9:30-4:30. Details can be found at: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research - June 20 6:30 at Maple Valley, July 17 6:30 at Firestone Park, July 20 11 am at Green, July 31 6:30 at North. Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square.Getting Started in African American Genealogy - July 18 6:30 at Maple Valley
 
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
CALENDAR DATES
 
May 4th 2013 - Cleveland Kiltie Band 90th Annual Highland Ball.  New Orleans Party Center, 8111 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, Ohio.  Adults: $18, 12 & under $10. 
May 12th 2013 - 3:00 - Meeting. Akron Public Library.  William Mcgonagall Poetry Contest and Scottish Shortbread contest.  [For the uninitiated, Mcgonagall is reputed to have been Scotland's worst poet ever, thus entries are judged on that basis.]
 
May 18th 2013 - Celtic Beltane Festival.  Note the new venue.  It will be held in New Franklin, Ohio, on the grounds of the Tudor House which is adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park.  There's a big sign out in front of the park - you have to park in the beach parking lot and enter the festival there.  Follow the brown signs to the park, off Rts. 224 & 93 (Manchester Road).
 
 Scottish Gaelic and Singing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She teaches classes at Ohio Scottish Games as well as on Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home computer. 
 
Kilt Making - Jon Lilley, who gave such an excellent talk on kilt making to our group, is teaching a class June 22nd to June 28th at Ohio Scottish Arts School.  When you complete the class, you will have a kilt (whatever size you wish) and the knowledge to make more.   If you have questions or wish to enroll, contact Jon : Kiltclass@ohioscottishartschool.com No experience is required.  If you can hold a needle, Jon says you'll be fine.  Kilts are very expensive to purchase.  This is a way to get one fitted exactly to your specifications - or to outfit that highland piper or dancer in the family at minimal cost.    
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.    
 
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6th April 2013
It's spring.  No, really.  I've seen crocuses blooming and even daffodils.  Enjoy it for the moments it lasts.  It will be summer temperatures in a week or two. 
Coming up next week is our Tartan Day brunch.  If you are planning to attend - send me a quick note.  I need a head count. 
 
Our Brunch will be held in lieu of a meeting on April 14th at 1:00 p.m. It will once again be at the 356th Fighter Group, 4919 Mt. Pleasant Road, North Canton, OH, 44720.  Fun, food, and fellowship, in addition to the great buffet there.  Frances Acar will emcee, Brian McElhinney and Jon Lilley will pipe, our wonderful Tigh na Creige dancers will dance, Chris Smith will play the keyboard, and the inimitable Alex Murray will speak.  Everyone who is interested is welcome to attend.  Just let me know how many. Email me at:  mfrost@nls.net   or Frances at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com 
 
Plans for the Beltane, May 18th, are progressing well.  If you know of any vendors who would like to participate, please let me know and I'll send them a form via email.  Food vendors are welcome this year and there will be a beer tent.  We're going a bit "upmarket" with this festival, and it promises to be better than ever.
 
If you have items to donate for the basket raffle, please bring them to the brunch, we'll be happy to get them to the folks who are putting together the baskets.
 
Please volunteer to help at the Beltane.  We will let you in free for two hours work there.  We need folks to volunteer for the gate, the hospitality/membership table, and the bake sale (inside Tudor House).  I'll bring a sign-up sheet to the brunch, but if you have a preference for a specific time, please let me know now. 
 
May will be a busy month.  The Kiltie Band dance is on the 4th, with a change in venue to the New Orleans party center on Brecksville Rd. (details below).  We always enjoy this event.  Make reservations through Dorothea Kingsbury (details below).  Let her know you're with our group so we can be seated close together. I hope you're all working on your poems for the MacGonagall contest on May 12th.  There will be prizes awarded.  I'm personally looking forward to trying out the shortbread.  Pen your worst verses, but bring your best shortbread.  Without Agnes' in the competition, you may finally have a chance to win.
 
Tim Wiley wants you to know that the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band is having  a raffle to raise much needed funds for continued growth and success. A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html  There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com
 
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
 
Using Ancestry in your genealogy research:  Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your family in the US Census: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10 am – noon. Branching out - Second steps in genealogy research:  Saturday, April 20, 2013 10 am – noon. Identifying your family photographs: Saturday, May 4, 2013 10 am – noon.
In addition: 
Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)
Getting Started in Family History, June 1, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, June 15, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, June 29, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, July 27, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14
Branch Library Classes
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Green Branch Library, Saturday, July 20, 11 am. In addition, you may be interested in the day-long program this year – “Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors,” which will take place on Saturday, August 3 form 9:30-4:30. Details can be found at: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/
 
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research - June 20 6:30 at Maple Valley, July 17 6:30 at Firestone Park, July 20 11 am at Green, July 31 6:30 at North
Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square
Getting Started in African American Genealogy - July 18 6:30 at Maple Valley
 
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
CALENDAR DATES
April 6th 2013 - Lochaber Pipe Band 46th Annual Dinner and Highland Ball.  Amherst Eagles Club, 1161 Milan Avenue, Amherst, Ohio.   For more information contact: Craig Wright (440) 282-7644
 
April 14th 2013 - 1:00 p.m. Tartan Day Dinner - 356th Fighter Group, 4919 Mt. Pleasant Road, North Canton, OH, 44720.
 
April 20th 2013 - 10 am to 5 PM - Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival - Parkersburg City Park Pavillion, 1920 Park Ave., Parkersburg, W.Va. Scottish music and dancing, heritage and genealogy information, vendors, artisans, Scottish clan exhibits, children's games/crafts will be highlighted. There will be Scottish/American fare and bagpipers. Raffle prizes include a replica William Wallace sword. Tickets are $5 at the door for adults, kids 12 and under are free. For more information email: spooky2009@aol.com
 
April 20th, 2013 - 8:00 p.m. Red Hackle Pipes & Drums Tartan Ball.  UAW Local 1005 Hall, 5615 Chevrolet Blvd., Parma OH.  For more information, Call Bob Boey at:  440-734-3731 or Coleen Campbell at:  330-391-4616.
 
May 4th 2013 - Cleveland Kiltie Band 90th Annual Highland Ball.  New Orleans Party Center, 8111 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, Ohio.  Adults: $18, 12 & under $10.  For more information contact Dorothea Kingsbury, (216) 464-1116.
 
May 12th 2013 - 3:00 - Meeting. Akron Public Library.  William Mcgonagall Poetry Contest and Scottish Shortbread contest.  [For the uninitiated, Mcgonagall is reputed to have been Scotland's worst poet ever, thus entries are judged on that basis.]
 
May 18th 2013 - Celtic Beltane Festival.  This year we are changing the venue.  It will be held in New Franklin, Ohio, on the grounds of the Tudor House which is adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park.  Directions and more information will be sent later.
 
 Scottish Country Dancing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  We meet on Friday evenings at 7:30 at the Christ Episcopal Church (follow the music to the basement) 118 S. Mantua Street, in Kent, Ohio.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She encourages everyone to give it a try.  Frances also teaches Scottish Gaelic and singing.  If you have Internet access, you do not need to physically attend class.  She uses Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home. 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   
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30th March 2013
Hi Folks! 
What a lovely day.  Finally! 
I know it won't last, though  - snow is predicted for Monday.  Just Mother Nature's sadistic way of celebrating April 1st, I guess. 
 
Our Tartan Day Brunch will be held in lieu of a meeting on April 14th at 1:00 p.m. By popular demand it will once again be at the 356th Fighter Group, 4919 Mt. Pleasant Road, North Canton, OH, 44720.  Please let us know if you plan to attend - we have to give them a head count.  In addition to the great buffet there, we have a nice program planned and a surprise or two.  Frances Acar will emcee, Brian McElhinney and Jon Lilley will pipe, our wonderful Tigh na Creige dancers will dance, Chris Smith will play the keyboard, and  Alex Murray will speak.  Everyone who is interested is welcome to attend.  Just let me know how many. Email me at:  mfrost@nls.net   or Frances at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com 
 
Plans for the Beltane, May 18th, are progressing well.  If you know of any vendors who would like to participate, please let me know and I'll send them a form via email.  Food vendors are welcome this year and there will be a beer tent.  We're going a bit "upmarket" with this festival, and it promises to be better than ever.

May will be a busy month.  The Kiltie Band dance is on the 4th, with a change in venue to the New Orleans party center on Brecksville Rd. (details below).  We always enjoy this event.  Make reservations through Dorothea Kingsbury (details below).  Let her know you're with our group so we can be seated close together. I hope you're all working on your poems for the MacGonagall contest on May 12th.  There will be prizes awarded.  I'm personally looking forward to trying out the shortbread.  Pen your worst verses, but bring your best shortbread.  Without Agnes' in the competition, you may finally have a chance to win.

Tim Wiley wants you to know that the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band is having  a raffle to raise much needed funds for continued growth and success. A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html  There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com

Genealogy:

For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  

Using Ancestry in your genealogy research:  Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your family in the US Census: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10 am – noon. Branching out - Second steps in genealogy research:  Saturday, April 20, 2013 10 am – noon. Identifying your family photographs: Saturday, May 4, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your immigrant ancestors: Saturday, March 23, 2013 10 am – noon.

In addition: 

Classes at Main Library (all take place on Saturdays, from 10 am until noon)

Getting Started in Family History, June 1, Sept 7; Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, June 15, Oct 12; Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census, June 29, Oct 26; Internet Genealogy, July 13, Nov 16; Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, July 27, Nov 23; Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors, Aug 17; Getting Started in African American Genealogy, Sept 14

Branch Library Classes

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research, Green Branch Library, Saturday, July 20, 11 am. In addition, you may be interested in the day-long program this year – “Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestors,” which will take place on Saturday, August 3 form 9:30-4:30. Details can be found at: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/classes-events/discovering-your-immigrant-ancestors/

Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research - June 20 6:30 at Maple Valley, July 17 6:30 at Firestone Park, July 20 11 am at Green, July 31 6:30 at North

Getting Started in Family History - September 25 6:30 at Highland Square

Getting Started in African American Genealogy - July 18 6:30 at Maple Valley

For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.

 May 18th 2013 - Celtic Beltane Festival.  This year we are changing the venue.  It will be held in New Franklin, Ohio, on the grounds of the Tudor House which is adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park.  Directions and more information will be sent later.
 
 Scottish Country Dancing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  We meet on Friday evenings at 7:30 at the Christ Episcopal Church (follow the music to the basement) 118 S. Mantua Street, in Kent, Ohio.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She encourages everyone to give it a try.  Frances also teaches Scottish Gaelic and singing.  If you have Internet access, you do not need to physically attend class.  She uses Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home. 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   
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23 March 2013
 
Hi Folks!
 
Happy spring! I know, it doesn't look like it, but it soon will.  The flowers will be blooming and the sun will bring warmth.  In no time we'll be complaining about the heat.  (At least I will.)  Our Tartan Day Brunch will be held in lieu of a meeting on April 14th at 1:00 p.m. By popular demand it will once again be at the 356th Fighter Group, 4919 Mt. Pleasant Road, North Canton, OH, 44720.  Please let us know if you plan to attend - we have to give them a head count.  In addition to the great buffet there, we have a nice program planned and a surprise or two.  Brian McElhinney and Jon Lilley will pipe for us.  Our wonderful Tigh na Creige dancers will dance.  Alex Murray will speak.  Could we ask for more?   
 
Plans for the Beltane, May 18th, are progressing well.  If you know of any vendors who would like to participate, please let me know and I'll send them a form via email.  Food vendors are welcome this year and there will be a beer tent.  We're going a bit "upmarket" with this festival, and it promises to be better than ever.
 
May will be a busy month.  The Kiltie Band dance is on the 4th, with a change in venue to the New Orleans party center on Brecksville Rd. (details below).  We always enjoy this event.  Make reservations through Dorothea Kingsbury (details below).  Let her know you're with our group so we can be seated close together. I hope you're all working on your poems for the MacGonagall contest on May 12th.  There will be prizes awarded.  I'm personally looking forward to trying out the shortbread.  Pen your worst verses, but bring your best shortbread.  Without Agnes' in the competition, you may finally have a chance to win.
 
Tim Wiley wants you to know that the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band is having  a raffle to raise much needed funds for continued growth and success. A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html  There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com
 
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
 
Using Ancestry in your genealogy research:  Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your family in the US Census: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10 am – noon. Branching out - Second steps in genealogy research:  Saturday, April 20, 2013 10 am – noon. Identifying your family photographs: Saturday, May 4, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your immigrant ancestors: Saturday, March 23, 2013 10 am – noon.
 
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
March 26th - Tartan Day Celebration in Northhampton Town Hall, 851 West Bath Road. Jeremy Starcher will play the bagpipes and John Rodgers will give a power point presentation on his trip to Scotland. Fund raising dinner from 4-6 p.m. Menu features stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes and Scottish dessert. $6. For more information contact Dreama Powell: DreamaRona@webtv.net
 
April 6th 2013 - Lochaber Pipe Band 46th Annual Dinner and Highland Ball.  Amherst Eagles Club, 1161 Milan Avenue, Amherst, Ohio.   For more information contact: Craig Wright (440) 282-7644

April 14th 2013 - 1:00 p.m. Tartan Day Dinner - 356th Fighter Group, 4919 Mt. Pleasant Road, North Canton, OH, 44720.

April 20th, 2013 - 8:00 p.m. Red Hackle Pipes & Drums Tartan Ball.  UAW Local 1005 Hall, 5615 Chevrolet Blvd., Parma OH.  For more information, Call Bob Boey at:  440-734-3731 or Coleen Campbell at:  330-391-4616.

May 4th 2013 - Cleveland Kiltie Band 90th Annual Highland Ball.  New Orleans Party Center, 8111 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, Ohio.  Adults: $18, 12 & under $10.  For more information contact Dorothea Kingsbury, (216) 464-1116.

May 18th 2013 - Celtic Beltane Festival.  This year we are changing the venue.  It will be held in New Franklin, Ohio, on the grounds of the Tudor House which is adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park.  Directions and more information will be sent later.
 
 Scottish Country Dancing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  We meet on Friday evenings at 7:30 at the Christ Episcopal Church (follow the music to the basement) 118 S. Mantua Street, in Kent, Ohio.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She encourages everyone to give it a try.  Frances also teaches Scottish Gaelic and singing.  If you have Internet access, you do not need to physically attend class.  She uses Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home. 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   
 
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17 March 2013
 
Happy St. Patrick's Day !!!
Just a wee reminder that there will be no meeting in April, only the Tartan Day Brunch at 1:00 p.m.  - 356th Fighter Group, 4919 Mt. Pleasant Road, North Canton, OH, 44720.  Please let us know if you plan to attend - we have to give them a head count.  We'll have some special surprises.  And our Official Sas'y piper, Brian McElhinney, will pipe for us accompanied by Jon Lilley.  Our wonderful Tigh na Creige dancers will dance.  Plans for the Beltane, May 18th, are progressing well.  If you know of any vendors who would like to participate, please let me know and I'll send them a form via email.  Food vendors are welcome this year and there will be a beer tent. 
 
May will be a busy month.  The Kiltie Band dance is on the 4th, with a change in venue to the New Orleans party center on Brecksville Rd. We always enjoy this event.  Make reservations through Dorothea Kingsbury.  I hope you're all working on your poems for the MacGonagall contest on May 12th.  There will be prizes awarded.  I'm personally looking forward to trying out the shortbread.  Pen your worst verses, but bring your best shortbread.  Without Agnes' in the competition, you may finally have a chance to win.
 
Tim Wiley wants you to know that the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band is having  a raffle to raise much needed funds for continued growth and success. A member of the band has graciously offered his talents and time as a local farmer to raise a natural, range fed, hormone and antibiotic free pig. One lucky winner will receive the entire pig for the price of a $5.00 raffle ticket. Please visit the information page at: http://www.celticeaglepb.com/CEPB_HogWild.html  There will be a second prize of a ham, and a third prize of a bottle of Scotch whisky.  The drawing will be held July 27, 2013. For more information, contact Tim Wiley: Tim.J.Wiley@Frontier.com
 
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
Using Ancestry in your genealogy research:  Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your family in the US Census: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10 am – noon. Branching out - Second steps in genealogy research:  Saturday, April 20, 2013 10 am – noon. Identifying your family photographs: Saturday, May 4, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your immigrant ancestors: Saturday, March 23, 2013 10 am – noon. For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
May 18th 2013 - Celtic Beltane Festival.  This year we are changing the venue.  It will be held in New Franklin, Ohio, on the grounds of the Tudor House which is adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park.  Directions and more information will be sent later.
 
Scottish Country Dancing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  We meet on Friday evenings at 7:30 at the Christ Episcopal Church (follow the music to the basement) 118 S. Mantua Street, in Kent, Ohio.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She encourages everyone to give it a try.  Frances also teaches Scottish Gaelic and singing.  If you have Internet access, you do not need to physically attend class.  She uses Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home. 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   
 
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9 March 2013
Remember to set your clocks forward an hour!  We don't want you to be late for our meeting on tomorrow ...
 
We've put together an interesting program (hopefully) about Clan Kennedy, realizing that many of the experiences of the clan are common to other clans as well.  Much of the material had already been researched for our Genealogy area at the games, but we've added some personal experiences and details on Kennedy castles that you may find interesting.  Again, if you have anything to add to the discussion of the clan or of Ayrshire, please attend and bring your observations.
 
For our Tartan Day celebration on April 14th at the 356th Fighter Group restaurant,  we'll have some special surprises.  But aside from that, our Official Sas'y piper, Brian McElhinney, will pipe for us and our Tigh na Creige dancers will dance.  Plans for the Beltane, May 18th, are progressing well.  If you know of any vendors who would like to participate, please let me know and I'll send them a form via email.  Food vendors are welcome this year and there will be a beer tent. 
 
May will be a busy month.  The Kiltie Band dance is on the 4th, with a change in venue to the New Orleans party center on Brecksville Rd. (details below).  We always enjoy this event.  Make reservations through Dorothea Kingsbury (details below).  I hope you're all working on your poems for the MacGonagall contest on May 12th.  There will be prizes awarded.  I'm personally looking forward to trying out the shortbread.  Pen your worst verses, but bring your best shortbread.  Without Agnes' in the competition, you may finally have a chance to win.
 
Genealogy:
 
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
 
Getting started in family history: Saturday, March 9, 2013 10 am – noon. Using Ancestry in your genealogy research:  Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your family in the US Census: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10 am – noon. Branching out - Second steps in genealogy research:  Saturday, April 20, 2013 10 am – noon. Identifying your family photographs: Saturday, May 4, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your immigrant ancestors: Saturday, March 23, 2013 10 am – noon.
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at: speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
May 18th 2013 - Celtic Beltane Festival.  This year we are changing the venue.  It will be held in New Franklin, Ohio, on the grounds of the Tudor House which is adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park.  Directions and more information will be sent later.
 
 Scottish Country Dancing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  We meet on Friday evenings at 7:30 at the Christ Episcopal Church (follow the music to the basement) 118 S. Mantua Street, in Kent, Ohio.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She encourages everyone to give it a try.  Frances also teaches Scottish Gaelic and singing.  If you have Internet access, you do not need to physically attend class.  She uses Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home. 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   
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2 March 2013
First, the good news.  It's SPRING !  (Quit looking at the snow outside.)  The meteorologists count spring from the first of March.  Makes sense if you think about it.  March, April, and May are considered the spring months. 
 
Now the bad news.  Bill Kennedy, Vice President and Society Deputy Chief of Clan Kennedy, will not be able to present on the history of Clan Kennedy on March 10th.  He works for PBS and will be in Philadelphia televising their Saint Patricks day parade on Sunday, March 10th.  He honestly tried for back-up, but his second in command, John Snodgrass, will be working at an art show with his wife, Cynde.  (Cynde is an artist with amazing talent.)  Bill's wife, Julie, is also scheduled. 

But there will be a presentation on Clan Kennedy.  We are throwing together a power point talk for that day (Himself & I), using our own research on the clan, our experiences with Lord Charles, Chief of Clan Kennedy* - [super guy, fun raconteur]  and photographs taken during our many visits to the Clan Kennedy area of Ayrshire.  No one can really substitute for Bill, but we'll do our best.  In the meantime, if you have anything to add to the discussion of the clan or of Ayrshire, please attend and bring your observations.

For our Tartan Day celebration on April 14th at the 356th Fighter Group restaurant,  we'll have some special surprises.  But aside from that, our Official Sas'y piper, Brian McElhinney, will pipe for us and our Tigh na Creige dancers will dance.  Plans for the Beltane, May 18th, are progressing well.  If you know of any vendors who would like to participate, please let me know and I'll send them a form via email.  Food vendors are welcome this year and there will be a beer tent. 

May will be a busy month.  The Kiltie Band dance is on the 4th, with a change in venue to the New Orleans party center on Brecksville Rd. (details below).  We always enjoy this event.  Make reservations through Dorothea Kingsbury (details below).  Don't forget our May 12th program, the William MacGonagall contest, along with a shortbread contest.  Pen your worst verses, but bring your best shortbread.  Without Agnes' shortbread, you may finally have a chance to win.

Genealogy:

For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  

Getting started in family history: Saturday, March 9, 2013 10 am – noon. Using Ancestry in your genealogy research:  Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your family in the US Census: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10 am – noon. Branching out - Second steps in genealogy research:  Saturday, April 20, 2013 10 am – noon. Identifying your family photographs: Saturday, May 4, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your immigrant ancestors: Saturday, March 23, 2013 10 am – noon.

For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.

CALENDAR DATES

The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, 25389 Cedar Rd. Legacy Village, 216-691-0534  is presenting live screenings of the 6 NATIONS Rugby 2013.  Schedule is:   Scotland vs Ireland, Sat Mar 09 09:30 am Scotland vs Wales, Sat Mar 09 12:00 PM Ireland vs France, Sun Mar 10 11:00 am England vs Italy, Sat Mar 16 10:30 am Italy vs Ireland, Sat Mar 16 01:00 PM Wales vs England, Sat Mar 16 04:00 PM France vs Scotland.   Doors Open 1 hour before scheduled game time.

 

March 1st - Dues & Contributions were due - We request a donation of $15 single and $20 per family to join.  A yearly voluntary contribution of $10 per membership (family or single)  is requested, but any donation would be very welcome.  [Dues are payable in March of the current year.] Checks should be made out to the "Scottish American Society." Checks can be forwarded to our Treasurer, Liz Belvin.  Address:  3165 Waterloo, Akron, Ohio 44312, or paid to our Membership Chairman, Dave Allison, 1765 Calvert Drive, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio  44223.
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April 14th 2013 - 1:00 p.m. Tartan Day Dinner - 356th Fighter Group, 4919 Mt. Pleasant Road, North Canton, OH, 44720.
 
May 12th 2013 - 3:00 - Meeting. Akron Public Library.  William Mcgonagall Poetry Contest and Scottish Shortbread contest.  [For the uninitiated, Mcgonagall is reputed to have been Scotland's worst poet ever, thus entries are judged on that basis.]
 
May 18th 2013 - Celtic Beltane Festival.  This year we are changing the venue.  It will be held in New Franklin, Ohio, on the grounds of the Tudor House which is adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park.  Directions and more information will be sent later.
 
Scottish Country Dancing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  We meet on Friday evenings at 7:30 at the Christ Episcopal Church (follow the music to the basement) 118 S. Mantua Street, in Kent, Ohio.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She encourages everyone to give it a try.  Frances also teaches Scottish Gaelic and singing.  If you have Internet access, you do not need to physically attend class.  She uses Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home. 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   
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23 February 2013
Our thermometer seems to be on a roller coaster.  One day I walk the dog and my fingers and nose are frostbitten by the time I get home (no pun intended).  The next day I have a spring jacket on and the rain is washing all the snow away.  Go figure. 
 
Plans are very much afoot for the Beltane Festival May 18th, but before that we have our Tartan Day celebration on the 14th of April.  Once again we're heading to the 356th Fighter Group restaurant for their fabulous brunch.  And before that we have Bill Kennedy presenting a program on Clan Kennedy March 10th. 
 
The May program will be a repetition of our William MacGonagall contest, along with a shortbread contest.  We won't have Agnes, but we do have her niece and Margaret Opphile can pretty much duplicate her winning recipe.  Maybe.  Pen your worst verses, but bring your best shortbread.  This time you may finally have a chance to win.
 
Brian McElhinney tells me he is doing much better  - we were delighted with this news.  Carol Leslie Hosticka, Himself and myself paid a slightly belated Valentines visit to our sprightly and amazing Agnes.  103 years young.  She flirted shamelessly with Himself and gleaned a smooch from him.
 
A group of us will be heading for the Kiltie Band dance on May 4th - change of venue, they'll be celebrating their 90th at the New Orleans party center on Brecksville Rd. (details below).  We have one table reserved and probably filled.  We'll go for two if you let us know - or you can just reserve on your own and tell Dorothea Kingsbury that you want to be close to us. 
 
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
 
Getting started in family history: Saturday, March 9, 2013 10 am – noon. Getting started in African American genealogy: Saturday, February 23, 2013 10 am – noon. Using Ancestry in your genealogy research:  Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your family in the US Census: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10 am – noon. Branching out - Second steps in genealogy research:  Saturday, April 20, 2013 10 am – noon. Identifying your family photographs: Saturday, May 4, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your immigrant ancestors: Saturday, March 23, 2013 10 am – noon.
 
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
March 1st - Dues & Contributions - We request a donation of $15 single and $20 per family to join.  A yearly voluntary contribution of $10 per membership (family or single)  is requested, but any donation would be very welcome.  [Dues are payable in March of the current year.] Checks should be made out to the "Scottish American Society." Checks can be forwarded to our Treasurer, Liz Belvin.  Address:  3165 Waterloo, Akron, Ohio 44312.
 
May 18th 2013 - Celtic Beltane Festival.  This year we are changing the venue.  It will be held in New Franklin, Ohio, on the grounds of the Tudor House which is adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park.  Directions and more information will be sent later.
 
 Scottish Country Dancing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  We meet on Friday evenings at 7:30 at the Christ Episcopal Church (follow the music to the basement) 118 S. Mantua Street, in Kent, Ohio.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She encourages everyone to give it a try.  Frances also teaches Scottish Gaelic and singing.  If you have Internet access, you do not need to physically attend class.  She uses Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home. 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   
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16th February 2013
Take heart, winter will soon be over.  There are signs of spring already beginning to show - yes there are - despite the cold weather.  Hang in there! 
So here's the Sas'y News - The May program is tentative, but in the interest of fun I've pretty much decided to have a repetition of our William MacGonagall contest, along with a shortbread contest.  I doubt we will have our Agnes, she's still a bit out of commission, but we do have her niece and Margaret Opphile can pretty much duplicate her winning recipe.  Maybe.
 
Bob Morehead did an outstanding job (as always) educating us on the Border Reivers - those who raided along the Anglo-Scottish borders.  A lively discussion followed.  We saw several new faces at the meeting and were delighted to have them present.  Hope they found us interesting enough to attend again, and to participate in some of our activities.
 
Our next month's program (March 10th)  will be presented by Bill Kennedy.  He will speak on the History of Clan Kennedy.
 
In the "hope he's on the mend" department - Brian McElhinney, our official society piper, was hospitalized for kidney stones.  He has had surgery and is on the road to recovery.  Cards can be addressed to their home:  1109 Wexford Court, Akron 44312.
 
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
Getting started in family history: Saturday, March 9, 2013 10 am – noon. Getting started in African American genealogy: Saturday, February 23, 2013 10 am – noon. Using Ancestry in your genealogy research: Saturday, February 9, 2013 10 am – noon, Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your family in the US Census: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10 am – noon. Branching out - Second steps in genealogy research: Saturday, January 26, 2013 10 am – noon, Saturday, April 20, 2013 10 am – noon. Identifying your family photographs: Saturday, May 4, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your immigrant ancestors: Saturday, March 23, 2013 10 am – noon.
 
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
 
The Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, 25389 Cedar Rd. Legacy Village, 216-691-0534  is presenting live screenings of the 6 NATIONS Rugby 2013.  Schedule is:  Sat Feb 23 09:30 am Italy vs Wales, Sat Feb 23 12:00 PM England vs France, Sun Feb 24 09:00 am Scotland vs Ireland, Sat Mar 09 09:30 am Scotland vs Wales, Sat Mar 09 12:00 PM Ireland vs France, Sun Mar 10 11:00 am England vs Italy, Sat Mar 16 10:30 am Italy vs Ireland, Sat Mar 16 01:00 PM Wales vs England, Sat Mar 16 04:00 PM France vs Scotland.   Doors Open 1 hour before scheduled game time.
March 1st - Dues & Contributions - We request a donation of $15 single and $20 per family to join.  A yearly voluntary contribution of $10 per membership (family or single)  is requested, but any donation would be very welcome.  [Dues are payable in March of the current year.] Checks should be made out to the "Scottish American Society." Checks can be forwarded to our Treasurer, Liz Belvin.  Address:  3165 Waterloo, Akron, Ohio 44312.
 
March 9th 2013 - 6:00 PM An Evening in Galloway, performed at the Great Court of the Cultural Center, 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton, Ohio 44702.  Join VOCI for a taste of Scotland! Musical performance by VOCI, bagpipes, Scottish folk dancing lessons (taught by special guest William Williamson from Scotland), silent auction, and 50/50.  Cost is $20 per person, includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and entertainment. Cash bar.  For reservations call 330.452.4098 or voicesofcanton.org/tickets.
 
May 18th 2013 - Celtic Beltane Festival.  This year we are changing the venue.  It will be held in New Franklin, Ohio, on the grounds of the Tudor House which is adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park.  Directions and more information will be sent later.
 
 Scottish Country Dancing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  We meet on Friday evenings at 7:30 at the Christ Episcopal Church (follow the music to the basement) 118 S. Mantua Street, in Kent, Ohio.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She encourages everyone to give it a try.  Frances also teaches Scottish Gaelic and singing.  If you have Internet access, you do not need to physically attend class.  She uses Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home. 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   
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10th February 2013
And a very Happy Valentine's Day to you all. Hope February 14th is a day filled with delightful surprises.
 
Sas'y meeting tomorrow at the Akron Library.  3:00 at the meeting room level.  Bob Morehead will discuss the Border Reivers who raided along the Anglo–Scottish border from the late 13th Century to the beginning of the 17th century. 
 
Another series of events will be at the Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, 25389 Cedar Rd. Legacy Village, 216-691-0534.  They are presenting live screenings of the 6 NATIONS Rugby 2013.  Schedule is: Sun Feb 10 10:00 am Ireland vs England, Sat Feb 23 09:30 am Italy vs Wales, Sat Feb 23 12:00 PM England vs France, Sun Feb 24 09:00 am Scotland vs Ireland, Sat Mar 09 09:30 am Scotland vs Wales, Sat Mar 09 12:00 PM Ireland vs France, Sun Mar 10 11:00 am England vs Italy, Sat Mar 16 10:30 am Italy vs Ireland, Sat Mar 16 01:00 PM Wales vs England, Sat Mar 16 04:00 PM France vs Scotland.   Doors Open 1 hour before scheduled game time.
 
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  
 
Getting started in family history: Saturday, March 9, 2013 10 am – noon. Getting started in African American genealogy: Saturday, February 23, 2013 10 am – noon. Using Ancestry in your genealogy research: Saturday, February 9, 2013 10 am – noon, Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your family in the US Census: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10 am – noon. Branching out - Second steps in genealogy research: Saturday, January 26, 2013 10 am – noon, Saturday, April 20, 2013 10 am – noon. Identifying your family photographs: Saturday, May 4, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your immigrant ancestors: Saturday, March 23, 2013 10 am – noon.
 
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, contact Special Collections at
speccollections@akronlibrary.org or 330.643.9030.
 
May 18th 2013 - Celtic Beltane Festival.  This year we are changing the venue.  It will be held in New Franklin, Ohio, on the grounds of the Tudor House which is adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park.  Directions and more information will be sent later.
 
Scottish Country Dancing -  If you are interested in joining,  contact Frances Acar at:  Frances.acar@gmail.com.  Her telephone number is:   330-673-6514.  We meet on Friday evenings at 7:30 at the Christ Episcopal Church (follow the music to the basement) 118 S. Mantua Street, in Kent, Ohio.  Frances is an excellent and patient instructor. She encourages everyone to give it a try.  Frances also teaches Scottish Gaelic and singing.  If you have Internet access, you do not need to physically attend class.  She uses Skype and digital sound files which can be sent via e-mail directly to your home. 
 
Highland Dance - If you know someone interested in learning the art of Highland Dancing, you can call Christie Walsh.  Christie is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance instructor and heads the Tigh na Creige highland dance group.  For more information call Christie at:  330-867-1030.
 
Tune in at 4:00 every Sunday to "Sounds of Britain and Ireland" on WCPN, 90.3 FM, featuring Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty, two very charming gentlemen. They do a grand job of keeping folks informed about all area Celtic events, including,of course,those within the Scottish Community.  One HUGE THANK YOU to both of them for all their help with our Scottish Events.   
 
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February 2nd 2013
Today is my sweet ground hog's birthday.  We celebrated by standing in the freezing cold helping sort a 5K Marathon "Chase Your Shadow" race in Portage Lakes State Park.  The family will actually celebrate tomorrow - inside! 
 
Our next meeting, which will also be inside, will be February 10th and will feature Bob Morehead (always a favorite speaker) discussing the Border Reivers who raided along the Anglo–Scottish border from the late 13th Century to the beginning of the 17th century. 
 
Another series of events - again inside - will be at the Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, 25389 Cedar Rd. Legacy Village, 216-691-0534.  They are presenting live screenings of the 6 NATIONS Rugby 2013.  Schedule is:  Feb 09 09:30 am Scotland vs Italy, Sat Feb 09 12:00 PM France vs Wales, Sun Feb 10 10:00 am Ireland vs England, Sat Feb 23 09:30 am Italy vs Wales, Sat Feb 23 12:00 PM England vs France, Sun Feb 24 09:00 am Scotland vs Ireland, Sat Mar 09 09:30 am Scotland vs Wales, Sat Mar 09 12:00 PM Ireland vs France, Sun Mar 10 11:00 am England vs Italy, Sat Mar 16 10:30 am Italy vs Ireland, Sat Mar 16 01:00 PM Wales vs England, Sat Mar 16 04:00 PM France vs Scotland.   Doors Open 1 hour before scheduled game time.
Genealogy:
For those of you  who are filling in your calendars and are interested in Genealogy, the following workshops at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are currently scheduled:  

Getting started in family history: Saturday, March 9, 2013 10 am – noon. Getting started in African American genealogy: Saturday, February 23, 2013 10 am – noon. Using Ancestry in your genealogy research: Saturday, February 9, 2013 10 am – noon, Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 am – noon. Finding your family in the US Census: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10 am – noon. Branching out - Second steps in genealogy research: Saturday, January 26, 2013 10 am – noon, Saturday, April 20, 2013 10 am – noon. Identifying your family photograp