Jim Adkins mentioned at our last rehearsal that he and Lynne had reluctantly placed his mother-in-law, Peggy Hubman, in to Hospice. He and Lynne have cared for her in their home for the last 10 years; she is now 97 years old. Once she became bed bound and the care became 24/7, it became evident that more help was needed.

At the moment, she is sleeping most of the time. Despite her dementia she still has her moments of lucidity. A couple days ago Lynne and one of her sisters were able to visit with their mom for a couple hours and she was fairly alert and oriented. They were able to reminisce and say their good-byes. This in itself was a blessing.

Jim wanted everyone to know that Peggy requested to have a small service with only family present. Flowers and donations are discouraged but our prayers are coveted.

Dear Lord: Be with Peggy as she makes a peaceful transition into Your arms. She has lived a long amazing life and has been blessed with the love of a wonderful family. Wrap Your arms around each member of the family and give them comfort, strength, rest, and peace. And bless them with wonderful memories.


Summer Lawn Chair Concert #4 Schedule

Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Johnson United Methodist Church (Map) 
3409 Johnson Road, Norton, OH 44203

Concert Day Schedule August 29.

2:00 – Final weather check.

2:05 – Hot News weather Webpage Post.

3:30 – Loaded Truck departs CIC.

4:00 – In Load and Concert Site Set up.

  • Placement cones
  • Percussion
  • PA system
  • Equipment Drop-off Lane

4:45 – Ensemble Members begin arriving (Percussion and Large Instruments first).

5:20 – Concert Set Seating assignments.
Musicians take chairs to places first followed by instruments in Cases and stands to assigned seats. Musicians may begin individual warm-up.

5:45 – Ensemble Warm up lead by Jaime

5:58 – Ensemble Tuning; Matching oboe pitches A & Eb – Kathy Whalen

6:00 – Concert Downbeat

Set 1:

  • Introduction and welcome by Pastor or Host;
  • National Anthem
  • Black Forest
  • Swan Lake
  • Raiders
  • Marches of the Armed Forces
  • Smoke on the Water

Intermission: Music by the Dukes of Darrowville (15 minutes).

Set 2:

  • William Tell
  • Liberty Bell
  • Polka
  • God Bless the U.S.A.
  • Miller Time
  • Rhapsody in Blue
  • Encore: God Bless America

7:10 – Closing Comments

7:15 – Out Load Truck

7:30 – On the Road Home!

Vintage Mandolin for Sale by Steve Ryan

  • 1925-1930 Italian or German  no name
  • Restored 2014
  • Estimated value $250.
  • Includes case, humidifier (gotta keep it humidified), picks, lesson book

Steve is asking $200 for the mandolin, case, humidifier, picks and lesson book. Contact him at or (330) 801-3794

2021 MAPS Veterans Celebration Concert

Saturday, August 14, 2021


  • Black Forest Overture – Michael Sweeney
  • God Bless America, Berlin, arr Jennings
  • The Liberty Bell, Sousa, arr Bocook
  • National Anthem
  • Marches of the Armed Forces
  • God Bless The U.S.A., Greenwood, arr Vinson
  • Rhapsody In Blue, Gershwin, arr Murtha


Elizabeth Miller (flute) is looking for someone who would be willing to give her a ride to Monday and Thursday rehearsals. She lives in the Highland Square area of West Akron. Her parents have been bringing her to Monday rehearsals because she is unable to drive and she would like to make it easier on them. Also, she would like to get a ride to the November 14th concert. It happens to be her parents wedding anniversary that day.

If anyone can help, please e-mail Elizabeth at


Sue Berkey from the violin section has a spinet Wurlitzer piano that she would like to give away to a good home. It would be up to whoever takes it, to move it from her basement.

She also has a set of dishes with the China Pearl Josephine pattern. This would include service for 12 and accessories. She is asking for $100 for everything.

Andy will post pictures of both items. Contact Sue if you are interested at either or at (330)704-4904.

August 8, 2021 – Lawn Chair Concert #3

Cottage Grove Evangelical Church


National Anthem
Black Forest Overture – Michael Sweeney
Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky, arr Deterling
Raiders March, Williams, arr Lavender
Marches of the Armed Forces
Smoke on the Water, Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice, arr. Murtha
William Tell Overture, Rossini
The Liberty Bell, Sousa, arr Bocook
Polka Party (Pennsylvania, Just Because, Chicken Dance), arr Murtha
God Bless The U.S.A., Greenwood, arr Vinson
It’s Miller Time
Rhapsody In Blue, Gershwin, arr Murtha
God Bless America, Berlin, arr Jennings


Just wanted to let you all know that Joyce (saxophone is her instrument of choice) spent a couple days in the hospital getting her heart regulated to a normal rhythm. She’s home now and doing well but she won’t be at Sunday’s concert. As an FYI, she happened to mention that heat and dehydration are triggers for people with a-fib, so for those of us with issues, make sure you try to keep as cool as possible at this weekend’s concert, and have a water bottle handy.

If any of you would like to send Joyce a card and let her know you’re thinking of her, her address is: 1165 Falling Brook Circle, Louisville, OH. 44641.

Take care Joyce and come back soon!