AKRON

Kenmore makes plans

for historic boulevard

The Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance will roll out a four-point historic preservation and revitalization plan for Kenmore Boulevard at Councilman Mike Freeman’s 7 p.m. Feb. 5 Ward 9 meeting at the Kenmore Community Center, 880 Kenmore Blvd.

The informational session on the Main Street Kenmore program will cover organization, design and beautification, economic vitality, and events and promotion. Attendees may join committees for each of the four implementation areas.

PENINSULA

Cuyahoga Valley railroad

names board members

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad board of trustees has elected new officers and added two new members.

Peter Buerling, director of records and information compliance at FirstEnergy Corp., was elected chair. He has been a member of the board since 2006.

Buerling will be joined by James Virost, retired chief financial officer at the Robbins Co., who will serve as vice chair; John C. Scott, senior vice president and regional executive for the Institutional Real Estate Group of KeyBank National Association, as treasurer; Matthew Ridings, partner at Thompson Hine LLP, as secretary; and, Raymond Labuda, retired vice president at Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., as past chair.

Myron Vernis of Akron and Samuel Hartwell of Cleveland Heights are new additions to the board. Vernis is the retired general manager of Glenmoor Country Club. Hartwell is a principal of Austin Capital Partners, a small private equity practice.

REGION

Cold weather causes

delays in trash pickup

Add another cold-weather inconvenience to the already long list — no trash pickup.

Republic Services suspended trash pickup Wednesday and Thursday for many areas, and won't return later this week for those customers affected. Instead, the trash hauler says it will be back next week on its regular pickup day.

"Due to the recent severe weather, Republic Services has modified operating hours and closed some facilities in the impacted areas," the company posted in a message on its Facebook page. "The safety of our employees and customers is our number one priority. We apologize for any inconvenience the service changes may cause and will communicate once normal operations resume."

Brunswick, Copley, Hudson and Tallmadge are among the communities reporting that their residents are affected by the decision.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Alpaca show coming

to fairgrounds in March

Alpacas are raised for their luxurious fleece throughout the United States, but with more than 26,000 registered animals, Ohio is the country’s leading state in alpaca numbers.

Every year, hundreds of alpacas from as far away as Oregon, alpaca enthusiasts and fiber artists gather for the Buckeye Alpaca Show. This year’s free show will take place March 30-31 at the Summit County Fairgrounds. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 30 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31.

Alpacas will be featured in the show ring competition, comprised of classes judging conformation and fleece quality in many categories for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas.

Throughout the weekend, artisans will showcase alpaca fiber and examples of felting, fiber arts and more. Vendors and farm displays will sell the latest alpaca fashions and hand-crafted items.

From 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 30, youth will take to the ring to compete with their alpacas. An alpaca costume contest runs from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

For more information visit http://buckeyealpacashow.com.