Amherst News-Times, 2000-04-05
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II I ,:!.! Tax office offers more hours — Page 2 Baseball opens winning season — Pp««» 1 ? Amherst News-Time . . Guys and Dolls St. Joseph's kindergartners enjoyed the warm weather of spring by taking to the playground Wednesday, March 29. Pictured, right, St. Joe's youngsters fight for attention during recess Wed nesday, while, above, the little ladies take a more relaxed approach. (News-Times photos by Keith Gribbins) I Marie Robinson decides to make millennium move by PAUL MORTON News-Times reporter Timber! Actually the logs were felled a long time ago, and for the last 24 years they have been home to Marie's Timbers Night Club. But on April 8, owner Marie Robinson will sell the business to Robert Kaiser x>f Amherst Township. "I think it's time. I've been there 24 years," Robinson said "I always did want to stick to the year 2000. That was my goal, and I made iL So now it's time to n«ove on." She said her decision to sell the bar has been a while in the making. Her son, Harry, was killed in an automobile accident in 1998, then she was diagnosed with cancer last year. "That was like a turning poinL" she said. "I said I've got to get rid of this bar, because that's the first thought you get. But then as time went by and I came out 100 percent cured, I had a different attitude and decided to stick with it a little longer." Robinson first acquired the bar, with her husband in 1976 in a building at Middle Ridge and Leavitt roads. The liquor license originally belonged to her father. In October of that year, she moved to the bar's current location on the southeast comer of Rts. 113 and 58. The building, made of chestnut logs, was originally owned by John Kaminas, and it changed hands twice before Robinson bought iL "My husband was so happy, but he wasn't feeling well," RuMnsWi spMi "Eight months later he died of a heart attack, and I didn't know what I was going to do, because I was so busy taking care of my family. But I got in there and decided I was going to make it work." One of the things that helped to make it work was Robinson's trademark roast beef sandwiches. "My roast beef has quite a reputation," she said. "These bikers used to come in on Sundays just to get my roast beef. They'd come riding in just to get a roast beef sandwich." She said she came up with the recipe, one of the most loosely guarded secrets in history, using ingredients the previous owner left when she bought the bar. She plans to CONTINUED on page 2 Marie Robinson Students spend seven weeks preparing play for pub ic staging by KEITH QRMBMS News-Times reporter The spring play is rolling into town, and the Marion L. Steele High School Theater Company is pulling out the stops and laughs for the Amherst community with Tom Stop- pard's "Rosencrantz and Guildensi- ern are Dead." The troupe is looking for a big turnout to watch Stoppant'i Godot- esque production that has two of Shakespeare's background characters in "Hamlet" pondering existence and getting no where. "It's a comedic rumination on life," mused director and high school drama teacher Chas Dere- mer. "It's upbsaL and it's really funny. Not at a sitcom level, but an intelligent, insightful funny" The audience gets to watch Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, school chums of Hamlet's sent Cram Germany to try and find out why Hamlet it acting cnny, muddle abet* InMad ftc swaes of Shakes- play and .** who they are. what they're doing here, and basically what's it all about One of Stoppaid's early productions, the play is strongly derivative from Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", explained Deremer. "But it's more upbeat. The bond between Rosencrantz and Guildenstern is what really makes it appealing to the audience," Deremer stated. Deremer choose the production because of Stoppard's unique word usage, and of course he finds the production fun and interesting. "When you work on something for five to seven weeks, you need something challenging and interesting. I'm not happy unless I'm doing something like that." Deremer said. "And this really benefits the students. It's good to have them stretch their minds a little bit" Seniors have taken over the three main leads of the production. Matt Stipe (Rosencrantz), Nick Trelka (Guildenstern). and Jared Johnson (The Player), will be heading the play come the middle of April. Stipe CONTMUEDon page • Percival ponders national contest by KEITH The MLS Theatre Company win be presenting Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Gufcfenetern are Dead" this april as their spring production. Pictured, bottom, left to right. Nfc* Trefca (front) and Matt Stipe as Rosencrantz and GuNdenctem listen to Jared Johnson who plays The Player in rehearsal Thursday, March 30. News-Times reporter Jake Percival ended his unprecedented high school career in wrestling during the last weekend in March. I Undefeated as a senior, Parcivri «f*aynr»il^aj (Jig ^rtfpa^itfon «htf season all the way to stats, taking the number one position in Ohio for the 140 pounders. With awn tfaaa 500 matches behind him. me senior Comet was bound for greatness this year on the mat. Having only six losses in his entire career, most of those as a fiesh- man, Percival has always been a stop Shove the competition. Tares time state competitor, two-time runner up, and finally a state caampion- strip, the Comets' best wrestler to date moved to the national level of OQMiwufD en ii
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2000-04-05|
|Date of Original||05-APR-2000|
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