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Historical Society to talk roller skating

The Seeing Eye

HISTORY OF RINK: Cortland Roller Rink owner Jimmy DiGiacobbe will open the Cortland-Bazetta Historical Society’s 2019-20 program season 7 p.m. Thursday at the Opera House. The free program had to be rescheduled. School skating parties, birthday parties, Saturday afternoon skates, and adult skating times during the day or evenings are all part of hometown memories of the skating rink. DiGiacobbe has been the owner of this roller rink since 1969, and roller skating has been part of Cortland since the 1870s. The original rink on South High Street burned down in 1975, and DiGiacobbe built the present rink. With DiGiacobbe will be Mark Shohayda, who coached many competition skaters over the years.

Entrance to the Opera House parking lot is from the north driveway of the Cortland United Methodist Church on North High Street. The Opera House shares the lot with the church.

REPUBLICAN PARTY: The Trumbull County Republican Party will hold their monthly gathering 9 a.m. Saturday at the Buckeye Club, 366 N. Park Ave., Warren. Speaker will be Breanna Haupt, field director for Americans for Prosperity. There will be a full-course buffet breakfast. Cost is $12. Call (330) 394-4116 for information.

RECYCLING CENTER: The Howland Recycling Center has officially opened and is a full-service recycling center at 3590 North River Road NE. It is the first full-service recycling center in the county. No glass is permitted for recycling. The drop-off recycling containers are totally funded and provided by the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District. The center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For questions, call 330-856-7330.

ITALIAN CLASSES: Italian language classes will be held 6 to 8 p.m Thursdays atarting Thursday at St. Rose Church in Girard.Classes will be held in Rosetta Hall. Cost is $60 per person. Call Lio at 330-545-1525 for more information.

LEGION TO MEET: Hubbard American Legion Post 51 will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, 22 Westview Ave., Hubbard. Guest speaker is Jim Candamon of Hermitage, Pa., a former member of the Honor Guard Tomb of Unknown Soldier who will speak on his experience.

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