Four statues on the grounds of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens have been replaced with reproductions cast from the original molds, thanks to the Akron Garden Club.
The statues, representing the four seasons, were made from materials that should hold up better over time, club member Elizabeth Brumbaugh said. The originals had deteriorated from exposure to weather, vandals and gnawing wildlife.
The original statues were purchased about 90 years ago by Stan Hywet’s grande dame, Gertrude Seiberling, from New York company Florentine Craftsmen. The reproductions were made by Kenneth Lynch & Sons, which acquired Florentine Craftsmen two years ago.
The statues are about 42 inches high and are in the English Garden alcove and at the bottom of the steps leading down from the Music Room terrace. The cost of replacing them was about $13,000, Brumbaugh said.
The donation was made in honor of the late Marjorie Bierce Hartz, a longtime member of the garden club and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Board at Stan Hywet.
Award of Distinction
Dan Herms, an Ohio State University entomologist and a key researcher on the management of emerald ash borer, has been honored with an Award of Distinction from the International Society of Arboriculture.
Herms was recognized with the R.W. Harris Author’s Citation, one of 10 awards presented by the organization. The awards recognize arborists, educators, researchers and business owners who share the best practices and ideals of arboriculture, or the cultivation of trees and shrubs.
Herms is chair of the entomology department at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster Township.
Ram Caves contest
Sunday is the deadline for entering Ram Truck’s Ram Caves contest, which will award custom garage makeovers to three winners.
To enter, submit a photo and short essay at www.ramcaves.com, explaining why your garage deserves to be renovated into a Ram Cave. The renovations are slated for mid-November and will be filmed for videos on the Ram Truck YouTube channel.
Events and programs
• Autumn Discovery Day Tree and Shrub Sale, 9 a.m. to noon today, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster Township. Free admission and parking. firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-464-2148.
• Holiday Boutique, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Canton Woman’s Club, 822 Market Ave. N. Proceeds are used to maintain and preserve the Victorian clubhouse. Free admission.
• Colonial Williamsburg Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday, Pine Tree Barn, 4374 Shreve Road, Wooster Township. Demonstrations of Colonial crafts, Colonial militia encampment, historical programs, children’s activities. Free admission and parking. 330-264-1014 or www.pinetreebarn.com.
• Ohio Mart, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Arts and crafts, entertainment, children’s activities, food. Regular admission: $9; youth 6 to 17, $2; younger children, free. Combo ticket, including self-guided Manor House tour, Inspiration in Bloom flower display and Fallscape home-decor lecture: $15; youth, $5. 330-315-3287 or www.stanhywet.org.
• Pumpkin Walk and Hayride, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday, Graf Growers Garden Center, 1015 White Pond Drive, Copley Township. Family activities. Children, $6; adults, $3. Food available. 330-836-2727 or www.grafgrowers.com.
• Standard flower show, 1-5 p.m. today and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Brecksville Community Center, 1 Community Drive (off state Route 21). Free. Presented by Chippewa Garden Club. http://chippewagardenclub.com.
• Cleveland Botanical Garden events, 11030 East Blvd. Scarecrow Picnic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today ($6 per scarecrow). Green Corps Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Cleveland Bonsai Club Fall Show & Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Introduction to Bonsai, 2 p.m. today and again at the same time Sunday. Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12. Garden admission: $9.50; children ages 3-12, $4; members and younger children, free. 216-721-1600 or www.cbgarden.org.
• Hook & Needle Club meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, York Township, Medina County. Registration: 330-725-4415.
• ArborEatUm Edible Landscape Workshop, 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster Township. $25, with discounts for bringing a recipe or dish to share. Details and mail-in registration form at http://secrest.osu.edu, or contact Cheryl Fischnich at 330-263-3831 or email@example.com.
• Garden Forum of Greater Akron meeting, 10 a.m. Thursday, Carriage House, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Program: Preserving our Natural Heritage by John Debo, former superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Free.
• Winterizing Your Pond, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Water X Scapes, 1021 E. Caston Road, Green. Free. Reservations: 330-896-9811. Information: http://waterxscapes.com/seminars.
• Needlework Circle meeting, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Seville Library, North Center Street. 330-769-2852.
•Yarn Storming, 6 p.m. Thursday, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina County’s York Township, and Seville Library, North Center Street. Participate in the craze of covering things in yarn. www.mcdl.info, 330-725-4415 (Buckeye) or 330-769-2852 (Seville).
• Twinsburg Garden Club meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Twinsburg Senior Center behind the outdoor pool, 10075 Ravenna Road. Review of Gardens of the Week and announcement of the Garden of the Year. 330-348-1526 or www.twinsburg-garden-club.com.
• Spooky Science, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and Oct. 12, 18 and 19, Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, 11929 Beech St. N.E., Washington Township, Stark County. Fun, family-friendly education about the natural world. Members $4, others $6, 2 and younger free. www.beechcreekgardens.org or 330-829-7050.
• Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 12, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster Township. Free. Dress for the weather. firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-464-2148.
• Why Trees Matter Forum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16, Hilton Garden Inn, 959 Dover Road, Wooster. Presented by the Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. Forum will address the social, economic and environmental impact of trees. $70. Registration deadline is Wednesday. Register at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu.
Submit notices of classes, programs and events two weeks in advance to email@example.com or Home and Garden News, Features Department, Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640. Please include name and phone number. All events must be open to the public.
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