Wednesday, August 8, 2012
In its 37th year, the festival topped the number of registered twins from 2011
The unofficial numbers are in and they prove it was another "twin-tastic" year at the Twins Days Festival. Sandy Miller, festival office manager, said the unofficial number of registered twins and multiples was 2,090 this year, compared to 1,736 sets in 2011. "The festival was a great success," Miller said in an email to Patch. She was glad to see such beautiful weather (despite a shower or two on Sunday) and high numbers. Want more Twinsburg news like this? Sign up for our eNewsletter by clicking here. While still unofficial, this year's attendance is the highest since 2003, when 2,756 sets registered. The highest attendance number was in 1995 when 2,798 sets registered. The lowest attendance was at 36 in 1976. That was also the festival'…
Monday, August 6, 2012
Every year twins volunteer for studies at Twins Days. Researchers don't just use the data to understand twins and help people of all types.
The Twins Days Festival is called the largest gathering of twins in the world. And that's exactly what researchers from universities and companies across the nation like to see. Each year groups from academic institutions and corporations send research teams to find out more about twin-genetics. Teams this year included West Virginia, Ohio State, Proctor & Gamble and Lisa Dinardo, the academic coordinator for University Hospitals Plastic Surgery Department. Dinardo said many scientists and researchers are intrigued by twin genetics and how it makes them who they are. But she wants to know more about how environment and lifestyle affect them. This year her team is looking at how those factors influence facial aging and migraine headaches …
Twinsburg Patch caught up with sets of twins and found out there are some side-splitting siblings at the Twins Days Festival
Sunday, August 5, 2012
You can't go to far at the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg without seeing some cute identical twins. Here are a few Patch caught.
You find twins of all shapes, sizes and ages at the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg each year. And each year you can find the most adorable twin babies you've ever seen. Twinsburg Patch was able to take some precious photos of twins this weekend. Just start saying "Awww" right now...
Twins and non-twins alike competed in the Twins Days 5K race this morning, which benefitted the Melanoma Research Foundation
Twins have been racing eachother since the womb, and the Twins Days Festival 5K race on Sunday was no different. The race finished on the track at Dodge Intermediate School with twins and non-twins running for fun (and bragging rights, of course).
We grabbed some of the best tweets from Saturday about the Twins Days Festival
Twins from all over flocked to Twinsburg this weekend for the 2012 Twins Days Festival. They also hit up Twitter to talk about the largest festival for twins in the world. Keep the tweets alive by using #TwinsDays and #Twinsburg.
Bonnie Harley and Connie Smith, 69, have made seven trips to Twinsburg for the Twins Days Festival
Bonnie Harley and Connie Smith made their seventh trip to the Twins Days Festival this weekend. The Duncansville, PA pair wanted to come a long time ago, but they had too many things going on. But once they visited the annual celebration of twins, they were glad they finally made it. "We thought if we don't do it soon, it's going to be too late," Bonnie said. "It's fun to come and see all of it." For these two, the twin bond is a special one. Even after 69 years, they love spending much of their time together. They even live seven minutes from one another. "We've learned that you can't live too far apart," Bonnie said. The twins learned that lesson pretty fast. When Connie got married, she and her husband decided to move to Maryland, in …
Sunday is the last day. Don't miss out on these events!
Sadly, Sunday is the final day of the 37th annual Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg. Below is the schedule of events for the last day. Editor's Note: Today is also open to the public. So go out and mingle with the twins and their families! Sunday, August 5th, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Twins, their families and many others marched in the Twins Days Festival Parade on Saturday
The 2012 Twins Days Festival kicked things off Saturday with the Double Take Parade down Ravenna Road. Twinsburg Patch got some footage of the multiples, sporting some great superhero-themed costumes. The parade started at Twinsburg Public Square and finished near Dodge Intermediate School.
Check out some of the "dynamic duos" that dressed up for the Twins Days Festival parade Saturday
The 2012 Twins Days Festival kicked things off Saturday with the Double Take Parade down Ravenna Road. Twinsburg Patch got some "twin-sane" photos of the multiples, sporting some great superhero-themed costumes. The parade started at Twinsburg Public Square and finished near Dodge Intermediate School.