SNAPZ: Hot Fun in the Summertime

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Judging from these pictures we received for this month’s feature, it’s pretty plain to see that a good time was had by all. Enjoy!

Finnegan and his dad, Justin, are all smiles while waiting for the fish to bite.

Finnegan and his dad, Justin, are all smiles while waiting for the fish to bite.


Mom Carly and Finnegan having a bonding moment while fishing.

Mom Carly and Finnegan having a bonding moment while fishing.


 Finnegan Gable is surrounded by balloons at his first birthday party.

Finnegan Gable is surrounded by balloons at his first birthday party.


Finnegan Scott Gable and his mom, Carly are taking in the sites at Mill Creek Park.

Finnegan Scott Gable and his mom, Carly are taking in the sites at Mill Creek Park.


Andrew Knotten of Boardman and his dog, Teeney, are enjoying a relaxing afternoon on Berlin Lake late in August. Taken by his mom, Carol Knotten.

Andrew Knotten of Boardman and his dog, Teeney, are enjoying a relaxing afternoon on Berlin Lake late in August. Taken by his mom, Carol Knotten.


Nick Keshock of Boardman is diving head first into the pool and through the inner-tube at Brian Knotten's birthday party. Taken by Carol Knotten of Boardman.

Nick Keshock of Boardman is diving head first into the pool and through the inner-tube at Brian Knotten's birthday party. Taken by Carol Knotten of Boardman.


Logan Cheney of Liberty enjoying the colorful flowers. Sent by his parents Jason and Amanda.

Logan Cheney of Liberty enjoying the colorful flowers. Sent by his parents Jason and Amanda.


Logan Cheney of Liberty all smiles as he swings in his backyard. Sent by his parents Jason and Amanda.

Logan Cheney of Liberty all smiles as he swings in his backyard. Sent by his parents Jason and Amanda.


Alexandria Fiumara of Poland keeping cool by the pool. Sent by mom Amy Fiumara

Alexandria Fiumara of Poland keeping cool by the pool. Sent by mom Amy Fiumara


Dominic Fiumara of Poland enjoying the sand? Sent by mom Amy Fiumara.

Dominic Fiumara of Poland enjoying the sand? Sent by mom Amy Fiumara.


Ray Lukach gives thumbs up "Mahalo" or "thank you" on Kauai.

Ray Lukach gives thumbs up "Mahalo" or "thank you" on Kauai.


Ray and Mary Lukach in Kauai.

Ray and Mary Lukach in Kauai.


Ray Lukach on the beach in Maui.

Ray Lukach on the beach in Maui.


Ray Lukach tries to look like the sailor while on vacation in Maui.

Ray Lukach tries to look like the sailor while on vacation in Maui.


 Ray and Mary Lukach  enjoy a luau while on vacation in Hawaii.

Ray and Mary Lukach enjoy a luau while on vacation in Hawaii.


Ray Lukach vacationing at a California winery in Sonoma Valley.

Ray Lukach vacationing at a California winery in Sonoma Valley.


Lilyanah Miller prepares and wonders when and if the water will carry her out to sea!

Lilyanah Miller prepares and wonders when and if the water will carry her out to sea!


Lilyanah Miller is proud of her new found shells at Nantucket Island.

Lilyanah Miller is proud of her new found shells at Nantucket Island.


Lilyanah Miller enjoyed the sand on the beach at Nantucket Island with her mom, Erica McElroy, and her dad, Adam Miller.

Lilyanah Miller enjoyed the sand on the beach at Nantucket Island with her mom, Erica McElroy, and her dad, Adam Miller.


Cindy Collins at the Super Nats 2013 enjoying the bikes! Picture by Life in Focus.

Cindy Collins at the Super Nats 2013 enjoying the bikes! Picture by Life in Focus.


Nico Gentile of Salem, catching some rays while watching the birds in Naples, Fla. Sent by Nick and Andrea Gentile.

Nico Gentile of Salem, catching some rays while watching the birds in Naples, Fla. Sent by Nick and Andrea Gentile.


Cousins Emilee, Jessi and  Evan Urichich of Dayton and Katelyn, Derek and Alexis of Niles have fun at Lake Erie. Sent by their grandmother.

Cousins Emilee, Jessi and Evan Urichich of Dayton and Katelyn, Derek and Alexis of Niles have fun at Lake Erie. Sent by their grandmother.


Derek and Alexis Urichich of Niles enjoy the beach at Lake Erie. Sent by grandmother, Jan Urichich of Canfield.

Derek and Alexis Urichich of Niles enjoy the beach at Lake Erie. Sent by grandmother, Jan Urichich of Canfield.


Two-year old cousins, Cameron Mason and Ben Gaither, enjoy a hot summer day swinging at the home of grandparents Mike and Laurie Fox in Lowellville. Cameron is the son of Beth and Matt Mason of Salem, and Ben is the son of Becky and Bill Gaither of Austintown. Sent by grandma.

Two-year old cousins, Cameron Mason and Ben Gaither, enjoy a hot summer day swinging at the home of grandparents Mike and Laurie Fox in Lowellville. Cameron is the son of Beth and Matt Mason of Salem, and Ben is the son of Becky and Bill Gaither of Austintown. Sent by ...


David Buttar of Niles showing his scrapes with pride after trying to keep up with his son, Jacob.

David Buttar of Niles showing his scrapes with pride after trying to keep up with his son, Jacob.


David Buttar of Niles trying to keep up with his son, Jacob!  Sent by Rose Marsco.

David Buttar of Niles trying to keep up with his son, Jacob! Sent by Rose Marsco.


Katie Buttar of Niles took a leap for the plunge.  Sent by her aunt, Rose Marsco.

Katie Buttar of Niles took a leap for the plunge. Sent by her aunt, Rose Marsco.


Jacob Buttar of Niles swimming with his waterproof cast!  Sent by his aunt, Rose Marsco.

Jacob Buttar of Niles swimming with his waterproof cast! Sent by his aunt, Rose Marsco.


Because of new waterproof casts, summer wasn't ruined for Jacob Buttar of Niles!

Because of new waterproof casts, summer wasn't ruined for Jacob Buttar of Niles!


Jacob Buttar of Niles is having fun in his Aunt Ree and RoRo's pool. Sent by Rose Marsco of Niles.

Jacob Buttar of Niles is having fun in his Aunt Ree and RoRo's pool. Sent by Rose Marsco of Niles.


Sara Ciletti of Howland gives new meaning to "rollin' on the water." Sent by her Aunt, Rose Marsco.

Sara Ciletti of Howland gives new meaning to "rollin' on the water." Sent by her Aunt, Rose Marsco.


Nothing better than a custom bike and a warm night for the local bike night! "Now that's a vacation," says Kelly Morocco at an Ice House Bike Night.

Nothing better than a custom bike and a warm night for the local bike night! "Now that's a vacation," says Kelly Morocco at an Ice House Bike Night.


Dane Michael Duvall, grandson of John and Regina LoCicero of New Waterford, is all smiles while cooling off in the water. Sent by his grandmother.

Dane Michael Duvall, grandson of John and Regina LoCicero of New Waterford, is all smiles while cooling off in the water. Sent by his grandmother.


Ben Gaither jumps into his father's arms at the pool. Sent by Ben's grandma, Laurie Fox.

Ben Gaither jumps into his father's arms at the pool. Sent by Ben's grandma, Laurie Fox.


Two-year old Ben Gaither cools off in the family pool and has complete confidence that his dad will catch him.  Ben is the son of Becky and Bill Gaither of Austintown. Sent by Ben's grandma, Laurie Fox.

Two-year old Ben Gaither cools off in the family pool and has complete confidence that his dad will catch him. Ben is the son of Becky and Bill Gaither of Austintown. Sent by Ben's grandma, Laurie Fox.


Christian Burns, son of Jeff and Marion Burns of North Lima, enjoys a relaxing swim at his Aunt Linda and Uncle Randy Estes' home in Poland. Sent by Aunt Laurie Fox of Lowellville.

Christian Burns, son of Jeff and Marion Burns of North Lima, enjoys a relaxing swim at his Aunt Linda and Uncle Randy Estes' home in Poland. Sent by Aunt Laurie Fox of Lowellville.


Austintown veterans are smiling while riding in the July 4 parade in Austintown. Sent by Laurie Fox of Lowellville.

Austintown veterans are smiling while riding in the July 4 parade in Austintown. Sent by Laurie Fox of Lowellville.


A great way to enjoy summer is a 4th of July parade, says Laurie Fox of Lowellville, who caught this amazing flip at the Austintown parade.

A great way to enjoy summer is a 4th of July parade, says Laurie Fox of Lowellville, who caught this amazing flip at the Austintown parade.


Brenda Fusek sent this picture of her son, Michael Fusek III,  her daughter-in-law, Laura, and her granddaughter, Taylor Elizabeth, 3 1/2, while they are basking in the cool water while vacationing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Brenda Fusek sent this picture of her son, Michael Fusek III, her daughter-in-law, Laura, and her granddaughter, Taylor Elizabeth, 3 1/2, while they are basking in the cool water while vacationing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


"Always smiling grandson" of Grandma Brenda Fusek, Michael John Fusek, 15 months, is shown  while vacationing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

"Always smiling grandson" of Grandma Brenda Fusek, Michael John Fusek, 15 months, is shown while vacationing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


 Connor Blanco of Mayfield Heights is caught playing in the mud. He is a grandson of Rochelle Blanco of Boardman.

Connor Blanco of Mayfield Heights is caught playing in the mud. He is a grandson of Rochelle Blanco of Boardman.


Owen Blanco  of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, grandson of Rochelle Blanco  of Boardman, is checking the tomatoes that are almost ready to harvest.

Owen Blanco of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, grandson of Rochelle Blanco of Boardman, is checking the tomatoes that are almost ready to harvest.


Frank Blanco of Boardman found baby raccoons at the Lily Pond in Mill Creek Park.

Frank Blanco of Boardman found baby raccoons at the Lily Pond in Mill Creek Park.


At the end of the summer Lilly Donatelli, Sarah Kinderdine and Madalyn Smith offer beverages and popcorn to help beat the heat. They are friends from West Blvd. School in Boardman. Sent in by Madalyn’s Nana Patty Hoover.

At the end of the summer Lilly Donatelli, Sarah Kinderdine and Madalyn Smith offer beverages and popcorn to help beat the heat. They are friends from West Blvd. School in Boardman. Sent in by Madalyn’s Nana Patty Hoover.


Three friends, Dana Marucci, Jill Fonner and Kelly L. Morocco, participate in Fun on the Road, Hitchin a ride for Charity for Clark House, Valley View Road, Clark, Pa.

Three friends, Dana Marucci, Jill Fonner and Kelly L. Morocco, participate in Fun on the Road, Hitchin a ride for Charity for Clark House, Valley View Road, Clark, Pa.


Colton, 2, gives Aunt Laurie a kiss for giving him wagon rides in the backyard while she was visiting him in Arlington, Texas.

Colton, 2, gives Aunt Laurie a kiss for giving him wagon rides in the backyard while she was visiting him in Arlington, Texas.


Sgt Gunn, of Meadville, Pa., now serving in San Diego, Calif., escorted the Vietnam Moving Wall from Warren, Ohio to Hermitage, Pa. in August 2012. It was not an assignment, he volunteered to join more than 800 motorcycles. Sent by Kelly L. Morocco.

Sgt Gunn, of Meadville, Pa., now serving in San Diego, Calif., escorted the Vietnam Moving Wall from Warren, Ohio to Hermitage, Pa. in August 2012. It was not an assignment, he volunteered to join more than 800 motorcycles. Sent by Kelly L. Morocco.


A popsicle by the pool is enjoyed by Vito Armeni. How cool is that?!! Sent by mom, Alyssa Armeni.

A popsicle by the pool is enjoyed by Vito Armeni. How cool is that?!! Sent by mom, Alyssa Armeni.


A front view as Joe Zordich does a flip into the pool, taken by his mother, Laura Brown.

A front view as Joe Zordich does a flip into the pool, taken by his mother, Laura Brown.


Joe Zordich of the West side of Youngstown, flips into the pool. Photo by his mother, Laura Brown.

Joe Zordich of the West side of Youngstown, flips into the pool. Photo by his mother, Laura Brown.


 Alex Jorge, 7, of Struthers, is caught swimming under water by his mom, Elizabeth Jorge.

Alex Jorge, 7, of Struthers, is caught swimming under water by his mom, Elizabeth Jorge.


Tony and Jason of Hubbard, are being eaten by a shark at Ocean City, Md. Could summer be more fun than that? Taken by Grandma Laura Gonzalez of Hubbard.

Tony and Jason of Hubbard, are being eaten by a shark at Ocean City, Md. Could summer be more fun than that? Taken by Grandma Laura Gonzalez of Hubbard.


Samantha Manning is having fun with her son Sam at Bethany Beach, Delaware. Taken by Joyce Buzzacco.

Samantha Manning is having fun with her son Sam at Bethany Beach, Delaware. Taken by Joyce Buzzacco.


"Kissing cousins" Sam Manning, 3, and Nina Armeni, 16 months, at Bethany Beach, Del. Taken by Sam"s grandmother, Joyce Buzzacco.

"Kissing cousins" Sam Manning, 3, and Nina Armeni, 16 months, at Bethany Beach, Del. Taken by Sam"s grandmother, Joyce Buzzacco.


Nina Armeni is taking a walk in the sand at Bethany Beach, Delaware. Taken by Aunt Joyce Buzzacco.

Nina Armeni is taking a walk in the sand at Bethany Beach, Delaware. Taken by Aunt Joyce Buzzacco.


Patrick Manning is showing his son, Sam, how to use a Boogie board at Bethany Beach, Del. Taken by Sam's grandmother, Joyce Buzzacco.

Patrick Manning is showing his son, Sam, how to use a Boogie board at Bethany Beach, Del. Taken by Sam's grandmother, Joyce Buzzacco.


 Nina Armeni, daughter of John and Amanda Armeni of Girard, contemplates her day on the beach at Bethany Beach, Del. Taken by Aunt Joyce Buzzacco.

Nina Armeni, daughter of John and Amanda Armeni of Girard, contemplates her day on the beach at Bethany Beach, Del. Taken by Aunt Joyce Buzzacco.


Cousins Nina Armeni and Aniello Rose, are enjoying the sand at Bethany Beach, Del., while on vacation. Taken by Aunt Joyce Buzzacco.

Cousins Nina Armeni and Aniello Rose, are enjoying the sand at Bethany Beach, Del., while on vacation. Taken by Aunt Joyce Buzzacco.


 Three-year-old Sam Manning and his mommy, Samantha Manning, are having fun in the sprinkler on a hot day. Sent by grandmother of Sam, Joyce Buzzacco.

Three-year-old Sam Manning and his mommy, Samantha Manning, are having fun in the sprinkler on a hot day. Sent by grandmother of Sam, Joyce Buzzacco.


Bailey Orr of Hubbard is pictured enjoying the beach in Virginia.

Bailey Orr of Hubbard is pictured enjoying the beach in Virginia.


In front are Courtney Gulu, Bailey Marinelli and Zoe Bailey and in back are Mackie Sandquist, Suhad Albaat, Ross Bailey and Kayla Gulu, all enjoying a summer pool party. Taken by Russ Bailey of Austintown.

In front are Courtney Gulu, Bailey Marinelli and Zoe Bailey and in back are Mackie Sandquist, Suhad Albaat, Ross Bailey and Kayla Gulu, all enjoying a summer pool party. Taken by Russ Bailey of Austintown.


Aliya and Amaya Abeid of New Middletown are having fun at Voinovich Park in Cleveland with their Aunt Evelyn Filipkowski of Cleveland.

Aliya and Amaya Abeid of New Middletown are having fun at Voinovich Park in Cleveland with their Aunt Evelyn Filipkowski of Cleveland.


Aunt Evelyn Filipkowski of Cleveland and her nieces, Amaya and Aliya Abeid of New Middletown, are enjoying the sights of downtown Cleveland. Sent by Evelyn's sister and the girls' grandmother, Candida Godoy.

Aunt Evelyn Filipkowski of Cleveland and her nieces, Amaya and Aliya Abeid of New Middletown, are enjoying the sights of downtown Cleveland. Sent by Evelyn's sister and the girls' grandmother, Candida Godoy.


Lauren and Claire O’Leary of Youngstown perch in Papa Butch’s 60 Chevy with proud Papa, Bob Chicone of McDonald, supervising.

Lauren and Claire O’Leary of Youngstown perch in Papa Butch’s 60 Chevy with proud Papa, Bob Chicone of McDonald, supervising.


The sisterly love of Lauren and Claire O’Leary of Youngstown was caught on camera by Mama Fran, their grandma.

The sisterly love of Lauren and Claire O’Leary of Youngstown was caught on camera by Mama Fran, their grandma.


Annette McCarthy of Austintown captured this photo of her husband, Jim, after a successful day of fishing in Babson Park, Fla. Catch of the day were two "crappies," better known as "specs" to the Southerners.

Annette McCarthy of Austintown captured this photo of her husband, Jim, after a successful day of fishing in Babson Park, Fla. Catch of the day were two "crappies," better known as "specs" to the Southerners.


Chewy is relaxing while floating in the pool in the backyard of Andy and Gladys Stahara. Sent by Sandra Stahara of Ellsworth, his owner.

Chewy is relaxing while floating in the pool in the backyard of Andy and Gladys Stahara. Sent by Sandra Stahara of Ellsworth, his owner.


From Tina Buzzelli: Her son, Christopher Buzzelli of Mineral Ridge, and niece, Hailey Tomory of Canfield, are enjoying their ride on a shark five years ago!

From Tina Buzzelli: Her son, Christopher Buzzelli of Mineral Ridge, and niece, Hailey Tomory of Canfield, are enjoying their ride on a shark five years ago!


Grandchildren Evan and Hannah Straub are all smiles while enjoying ice cream on the boardwalk in Kennebunkport, Maine. Sent by Chuck Straub of Salem.

Grandchildren Evan and Hannah Straub are all smiles while enjoying ice cream on the boardwalk in Kennebunkport, Maine. Sent by Chuck Straub of Salem.


Josiah and Lilah Close of Salem were visiting Geneva on the Lake when grandmother Colleen Close of Beloit snapped this photo.

Josiah and Lilah Close of Salem were visiting Geneva on the Lake when grandmother Colleen Close of Beloit snapped this photo.


Colleen Close of Beloit took this photo of her grandchildren, from top to bottom, Carter, Lilah, Austin and Josiah Close, on the slide at Beloit Park.

Colleen Close of Beloit took this photo of her grandchildren, from top to bottom, Carter, Lilah, Austin and Josiah Close, on the slide at Beloit Park.


Brothers Carter and Austin Close of Alliance are caught visiting the Akron Zoo. Photo by grandmother Colleen Close of Beloit.

Brothers Carter and Austin Close of Alliance are caught visiting the Akron Zoo. Photo by grandmother Colleen Close of Beloit.


Granddaughters of Martie and Gary Kabetso of Canfield, Zoe and Olivia Kabetso and Chloe Guinter, are enjoying the pool at their grandparents home on July 4.

Granddaughters of Martie and Gary Kabetso of Canfield, Zoe and Olivia Kabetso and Chloe Guinter, are enjoying the pool at their grandparents home on July 4.


Samantha Toth, 14, had the time of her life this summer at The Flying W Ranch, a horseback riding camp in the Pennsylvania mountains. Sent by her mom, Roseann G. Toth of Austintown.

Samantha Toth, 14, had the time of her life this summer at The Flying W Ranch, a horseback riding camp in the Pennsylvania mountains. Sent by her mom, Roseann G. Toth of Austintown.


Grandsons Cain, Cody and Kyle Palovich, are preparing to help their dad and grandpa build a tree house at their home in Chardon. Sent by Grandmother Benita Palovich.

Grandsons Cain, Cody and Kyle Palovich, are preparing to help their dad and grandpa build a tree house at their home in Chardon. Sent by Grandmother Benita Palovich.


Natalie, daughter of Kristen and Dennis O'Hara of Youngstown, is having fun with her flower sprinkler. Sent by Grandma Lynne Drabison of Youngstown.

Natalie, daughter of Kristen and Dennis O'Hara of Youngstown, is having fun with her flower sprinkler. Sent by Grandma Lynne Drabison of Youngstown.


Audrey at Speece Lake in Berlin Center. Taken by Lana Vanauker.

Audrey at Speece Lake in Berlin Center. Taken by Lana Vanauker.


Leanna Hartsough, a junior at YSU, is walking toward the Pacific Ocean in Australia, part of her travel study abroad program in August.

Leanna Hartsough, a junior at YSU, is walking toward the Pacific Ocean in Australia, part of her travel study abroad program in August.


An upside-down view of Atlantic City by Aaron and Leanna Hartsough. Sent by Lana Vanauker.

An upside-down view of Atlantic City by Aaron and Leanna Hartsough. Sent by Lana Vanauker.


Buck Shipley of Struthers gives his great-grandson, Anthony Shipley, a ride on his antique Harley Davidson 1976 golf cart. Sent by Sue Shipley.

Buck Shipley of Struthers gives his great-grandson, Anthony Shipley, a ride on his antique Harley Davidson 1976 golf cart. Sent by Sue Shipley.


Trystin takes a flying leap into grandma and grandpa's pool. Sent by Kathy Mackall of Columbiana.

Trystin takes a flying leap into grandma and grandpa's pool. Sent by Kathy Mackall of Columbiana.


Trystin, Xavier and Chase Nelson, ready and set to go in their grandma and grandpa's pool. Sent by Kathy Mackall of Columbiana.

Trystin, Xavier and Chase Nelson, ready and set to go in their grandma and grandpa's pool. Sent by Kathy Mackall of Columbiana.


Trystin and Chase Nelson having fun in Grandma and Pap's pool. Sent by Kathy Mackall of Columbiana.

Trystin and Chase Nelson having fun in Grandma and Pap's pool. Sent by Kathy Mackall of Columbiana.


Chase Nelson jumping into Grandma and Pap's pool. Sent by Kathy Mackall of Columbiana.

Chase Nelson jumping into Grandma and Pap's pool. Sent by Kathy Mackall of Columbiana.


Trystin Nelson, 8, Xavier Nelson, 4, and Chase Nelson, 6, are washing Mom's car. Sent by Kathy Mackall of Columbiana.

Trystin Nelson, 8, Xavier Nelson, 4, and Chase Nelson, 6, are washing Mom's car. Sent by Kathy Mackall of Columbiana.


Xavier Nelson, 4, is enjoying Grandma and Pap's pool. Sent by Kathy Mackall.

Xavier Nelson, 4, is enjoying Grandma and Pap's pool. Sent by Kathy Mackall.