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        Rotary Awards Scholarships To Four High School Seniors

        Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River 2019 scholarship winners are (from left) Semra Dervisevic, Molly Rogers, Margaret McIlwee, and Lauren Driscoll.

        The Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River awarded four college scholarships at its weekly meeting on April 1.

        Graduating seniors Semra Dervisevic and Margaret McIlwee from Lakewood High School, Lauren Driscoll from Rocky River High School, and Molly Rogers from St. Joseph Academy each received $3,000 awards from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation. The scholarship program is part of over $60,000 that the Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Club donates to the community each year.

        In addition to demonstrating academic achievement and potential, these four scholarship winners were chosen for their character, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.

        Semra Dervisevic is a co-editor on the management team of the Lakewood High School yearbook, in addition to working part-time in the community. She values multi-ethnic communities, and engaged in a lot of community service to refugees through involvement in “Girls Facing History and Ourselves.” Semra will study chemical engineering at Cleveland State University where she hopes to use her studies to “spark a change in a person’s lifestyle.”

        Lauren Driscoll is an advanced art student who used her summers to take additional art courses at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Lauren enjoys exploring the interaction of art and technology. She chose to tackle something new during her senior year at Rocky River, leading the design and marketing team for the school’s robotics club. Lauren will attend Baldwin Wallace University to study digital media and design.

         

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        Latest News Releases

        State Names Roosevelt Elementary High Progress School of Honor
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        DeWine Nominates Cabinet Heads for DAS, DSA, OOD, DRC, Taxation, Appoints Numerous Senior Staff members
        - Government, January 3, 2019 Read More
        District to Renovate Taft for Curricular Expansion, Central Office Home
        - Board of Education, December 18, 2018 Read More
        Lakewood’s Roosevelt Elementary Named High Progress School of Honor
        - Board of Education, November 16, 2017 Read More
        Lakewood Empowers Young People to Say Something and Save Lives!
        - City Hall, October 17, 2017 Read More

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        Who Designed The Lakewood Logo?

        The original concept by Jim Larsen.

        1978….

        Mayor Sinagra has set into motion a Community Development Program that included the “Storefront Renovation Program” with the idea of improving the exterior street image of Lakewood’s commercial roads.

        As an Architect….I am asked to be a member of Lakewood’s very first Architectural Review Board….Our focus was to look at rediscovering Lakewood’s “original architecture”….removing overlaid materials from the great  building facades….and designing signage solutions in concert with that original architecture. 

        As I was considering just how to help create this “renaissance moment” for Lakewood……I observed that the “entry signs” were just rectangular white panels with words to announce events (PTA meeting, Jan 6/Food Drive/etc)….there was no actual entry sign.

        I wanted the residents and guests to our community to “feel the pride” as they entered our home.

        So…..I started sketching out some ideas that would represent both some traditional roots  (using a serif type letter) and some letter movement (the word “Lakewood” seeming to drift lazily upon the water) …. a strong “wave” comes in from the left side… then softens to 3 smaller waves  as it goes over the word “City”……and finally  spills out on the shore of the north coast of “Ohio”.

         

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        Nora The Explorer Animal Encounters

        Bring the whole family to the Lakewood Public Library when animal educator Nora the Explorer brings her collection of creatures. From creepy and crawly to soft and fluffy, her collection includes a parrot, rabbit, chinchilla, bugs, snakes, lizards and more. Nora the Explorer Animal Encounters will take place in the Multipurpose Room on the first floor of the Main Library in the Children’s and Youth Services area on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

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        You’ve Written A Book…Now What?

        Local author Amanda Uhl writes a blog which sometimes gives aspiring writers advice on the writing and publishing process. So what is her secret for finishing a book when faced with writer’s block? Keep writing.

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        Volunteers Needed For LCAC's Spring Cleaning Distribution

        Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation is once again in need of many helping hands. On Saturday, May 11th, LCAC will sort and deliver bags overflowing with cleaning supplies to 250 family households and senior residents in need. As temperatures start to climb, folks become anxious to wash off winter’s dirt and grime. Many households struggle when it comes to spring cleaning because necessary supplies are expensive, and not covered by WIC. 

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        Rotary Foundation Awards Over $63,500 In Grants

        Over $63,500 in grants from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation will be used to provide scholarships, recognize student achievement, purchase dictionaries for third graders, and help fund worthy programs by community organizations.

        The awards focused on three main areas – community health and wellness, food and nutrition, and programs that encourage and foster youth leadership.

        The Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River made the awards.

        The club awarded $12,000 in scholarships to four high school seniors, and presented $6,000 to student winners in the club’s annual speech, music and art competition at the Beck Center on April 2.

        The Beck Center received $2,500 for music scholarships, and $1,872 was used to continue the club’s commitment to provide a dictionary each year to every third grader in Lakewood and Rocky River.

         

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        Rotary Honors Speech, Music, Visual Arts Student Achievement

        Winners in the 74th annual Four-Way Speech Contest sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River were honored at the Beck Center on April 2. They are (from left) Grace Dill, Ella Chanter, Haley Schultz, and Ava Wahl. All students are from Lakewood High School.

        Winners of Rotary’s annual Speech, Music, and Visual Arts Contest were honored at an awards ceremony and reception April 2 at the Beck Center for the Arts.

        Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River, the competition annually showcases the incredible talents of students attending one of five high schools – Lakewood, Lutheran West, Magnificat, Rocky River, and St. Edward.

        Speech contest first place winner is Grace Dill. Also honored were Ella Chanter, second place, Haley Schultz, third place, and Ava Wahl, fourth place. All students are from Lakewood High School.

        Speech contest finals were at the Rotary club’s March 25 meeting. Speeches must be of original content and be based on “The Four-Way Test of Rotary” which asks, “Is it the truth, Is it fair to all concerned, Will it build goodwill and better friendships, and Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”

        This is the 74th year for the club’s speech competition.

        Music contest first place winner is Kira Marjanovic, Lakewood, who performed “Sonata for Trumpet and Piano” by Kent Kennan on the trumpet. Nadine El Dabh, Rocky River, placed second; Zearatus Perry, Lakewood, placed third; and Breslin McCrae, Lakewood, received an honorable mention.

         

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        Harding Teacher Headed To Southeast Asia On Teaching Fellowship

        Harding STEM teacher Laura Baillett.

        Harding Middle School STEM teacher Laura Baillett has been chosen to be a 2019 Fund for Teaching-Jennings Foundation Teaching Fellow. This award will allow Baillett to observe three environmental education programs this summer in Bali, Indonesia and Borneo, Malaysia: the Green School, the Indo Ocean Project, and the Rainforest Discovery Center.

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        Grab A Hot Italian And Go To The Solstice Steps

        Bottom of the Solstice Steps

        Now that the last snow has dropped its last snowflake (we hope), it's time to grab the suntan lotion and head to the lake. The boss is in an all-day meeting, the kids are still in school, and the dog's taking a nap, almost heaven. You've been waiting for this moment all week; solitude, nature, and a Hot Italian. 

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        LHS Students Take Top Awards In Hiram Writing Contest

        Lakewood High students took home the top two spots in the Hiram College Emerging Writers Nonfiction Contest and had several other finalists, including an honorable mention award. Earning first place was junior Halina Dreger and runner-up was junior Tyler Biddulph.

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        District Earns State Auditor Award

        The Lakewood City School District has been awarded the Auditor of the State Award for excellence in financial reporting for the fiscal year 2018 as determined by the office of Auditor Keith Faber.

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        Antonio Applauds Ohio’s Transportation Budget

        Senator Antonio testifying in committee

        Just last week, the Ohio legislature passed the state’s two-year transportation budget, House Bill 62.

        I was honored to serve as the highest ranking Democrat on the Transportation, Commerce and Workforce committee where the transportation budget was deliberated. Once the budget passed the Senate, it then moved to Conference Committee, a committee made up of three House members and three Senate members. I was honored to represent as the appointed conferee, the only Senate Democrat, on the committee. The job of the committee was to sort out the differences between the Governor’s-introduced budget and the passed budgets in both the House and the Senate and come up with compromises through various amendments. In the end, we forged a compromise bill that the majority of Democrats could vote for.

        HB 62 includes $70 million per year for public transportation, a 10.5-cent increase in the gas tax and a 19-cent increase in the diesel fuel tax as well as an increase in the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low- and moderate-income Ohioans amongst other items.

        I supported this budget because it will bring more dollars to public transportation, provide an increased tax credit for low-income Ohioans, and bring needed funds to our local communities to fix our roads and bridges—core principles we fought to include.

         

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        LakewoodAlive To Host Google Listings Workshop For Small Businesses On May 2

        LakewoodAlive's "Google Listings for Small Businesses Workshop" takes place May 2 at Lakewood Public Library.

        The power of an effective Google listing for a small business is undeniable. In today’s digital society, your Google listing represents a top resource customers use when making purchasing decisions. Yet how can you ensure your business is capitalizing on this free offering?

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        Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices Poetry Contest Deadline Extended

        The submission deadline for the Immigrant Voices Poetry Contest has been extended to April 22, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. To submit a poem, visit the Traveling Stanzas Exhibit located in the Main Library Second Floor Gallery and use the theme, Immigrant Voices, to compose your work. Poems will be judged by local poets. The winners and two runners up for each age group will be selected from the following age groups: Kindergarten through eighth grade, ninth through twelve grade and over eighteen years of age. The contest will culminate with a poetry reading by the winners. Submissions will be accepted at any Library service desk at the Main Library or Madison Branch and via email to events@lakewoodpubliclibrary.org. Please include your name, contact information and age group.

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        Firefly Formal Tickets On Sale Now

        Lakewood’s Firefly Formal (formerly known as the Father-Daughter Dance) takes place Saturday, May 11, from 6-9 p.m. at Lakewood High School. This community event welcomes all Lakewood girls (through grade 12) and their one special grown-up. Ticket price includes food, beverages, music, dancing, photo ops and fun! 

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        WordStage Performs "Give Me Your Tired": Expressions of Immigration

        “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” are the words of Emma Lazarus. Her poem, “The New Colossus,” has found a permanent place at the base of the Statue of Liberty and in the hearts of people the world over who hope in its promise.

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        LPL Calendar of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

        Thursday April 18, 2019
        Booked for Murder Book Club
        7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room 

        If you share a passion for mystery, join the group each month to discuss your favorites and selections made by group members. Tonight we will discuss "Morality Play: A Novel" by Barry Unsworth.

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        LEAF Heirloom Plant Sale

        LEAF's annual Heirloom Plant Sale will get your garden ready for spring on Saturday, May 11 from 2-5 p.m. at the Lakewood Garden Center.

        LEAF (Lakewood Earth and Food) Community's annual heirloom plant sale will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 2-5 p.m. at the Lakewood Garden Center (13230 Detroit Ave, Lakewood). We will be hosting several local seedling vendors to help you get your garden ready for spring or find the perfect last minute gift for Mother's Day. Additional local food and craft vendors will be included and the brand new, Lakewood owned, Dang Good Foods Food Truck will be there! Still accepting vendors (email leafcommunity@gmail.com for information). Plus, Garden Guru Emil Girod and his apprentice Jim will be selling seedlings at the sale as a fundraiser for LEAF.

        Current slate of vendors (more to be added once confirmed):
        Ridge Bridge Farm - tomato and other veggie starts
        Bay Branch Farm - veggie starts
        Community Greenhouse Partners - veggie starts and more
        Jim and Emil - veggie starts
        Other Hand Farm - veggie and flower starts
        Moss Momma - unique moss terrariums and more
        Bee Basic Products - handmade skin care products and gifts
        Dang Good Foods -tastes from Singapore and more
        St. Croix Farms - locally grown flowers and gifts

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        Connect With Local Poets At The Root April 19th

        The Root Cafe will be hosting a spoken word event on Friday April 19th at 4 pm. Local poets will share some of their work and a fellow barista will speak a few words on getting in touch with yourself to connect with others.

        It is a wonderful opportunity to listen to how some of the people in our community experience life.

        A reminder that we are not alone in trying to understand the mystery of life and death. 

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        District Earns Best Communities For Music Education Award

        Lakewood City Schools has earned its third straight Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Lakewood is one of only 38 districts in Ohio that earned the designation.

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        1917 The New Lakewood Hospital

        artists unkown

        Another great civic enterprise nears fruition and testifies to the genius for achievement on the part of Lakewood Citizens. After years of planning and work by men and women who forgot self in an effort to serve humanity, a great institution for the alleviation of physical pain and suffering has been erected within Lakewood’s boundaries.

        “Man’s inhumanity to man” is a familiar phrase and has some basis in fact, as is evidenced by the current war’s desolation and devastation, its wastage of human life and energy. Man may be, undoubtedly is, inhuman to man at times, when his baser, elemental passions are deeply stirred; but on every hand are evidences of the fact that man is, after all imbued with a deep-seated love for his fellow­ man. The new Lakewood Hospital is but another demonstration of that fact and that men and women were willing to work gratuitously against seemingly insurmountable obstacles for months and years serves but to make the demonstration more complete and convincing.

        The City of Lakewood owes to these men and women a debt of gratitude it will never be able to repay. It may, however, testify to its appreciation of their work by assisting them in bearing part of their burdens, by assiting them in carrying forward the purposes of their institution.

        Hundreds of Lakewood's citizens gave something of their means to make the new hospital possible. They will now feel a glow of pride in the consciousness of having participated in the momentous undertaking.

        The new hospital will stand for years to come a monument to those men and women who conceived it, and to courage and resolution. It will endure through the decades as a living throbbing witness to the civic consciousness of the community and to the spirit of helpfulness and love that permeates its citizenship.

        Lakewood is proud of the institution, proud of the men and women who laid its plans and boldly carried them out, proud of her citizens who contributed time and money to make a dream come true and above. All proud of the spirit of love that animates her citizens.

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        Hixson's of Lakewood is opening their Easter Egg show and sale Friday April 5th at 10 a.m. Local artists are doing eggs in the wax resist method. A stylus is heated and dipped into beeswax. The artist draws fine lines to protect whatever design he wishes to save on the bare egg. Next the egg is dipped into yellow, more lines added, then orange, more designs, red added…and then finally black. Once the egg is dry, the egg is placed in front of heat (candle flame) to remove the wax and unveil the elaborate, symbolic Easter design. Another group of artists cut, decorate and jewel eggs to create heirloom boxes and clocks with scenes. These are known as Masuda Eggs.

        Faberge is world renowned for the creation of jewelry, but especially for his precious eggs that he created for Russian royal families of Nicholas II and Nicholas III. Hixson's is showing and offering replicas of these famous commissioned eggs that were given to their families and friends. These replicas do not contain the encrusted diamonds and other precious gems of the originals, but you can acquire these beautiful reproductions at low prices, many of which contain a surprise inside just like those created by Faberge. We are also offering replicas of the famous Faberge pendants and lockets for that special girl on Easter starting at $20.

        The show goes on and on with hand-painted eggs of marble, porcelain, and eggs that are decoupaged. Unique artisan gifts of hand-crafted bunnies and chicks are available for baskets and home decorating. Be prepared to spend some time when visiting Hixson's, remember as historian and owner Bill Hixson says, "We do not sell things here, We sell memories."


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        Can You Feel The LOVE In Lakewood? I Can!

        Lakewood Fire Station 1 with their gift to Homeless Hookup CLE. "The next step in their dream" as Dean Roff in the middle and founder of Homeless Hookup CLE called the gift.

        Well, many of you probably remember one of the best stories of this year, “Chas, Gordon Geiger And Lakewood Fire C-Shift Share The Love.” A story we told about some members of Lakewood Fire Dept One C Shift who saved a homeless man from the cold. Knowing that the man would be back on the streets soon, Lakewood Fire Department contacted Geiger’s who said they would love to help the man out providing the firemen with gloves, socks, shoes, coat, etc. Everything a person would need to survive in the cold. That day at another fire call, the firemen were relating the story to a contractor, who said, “My brother runs a place to help homeless people, it's called 'homeless hook-ups.' So they called homeless hookups and while people were talking, Dean Roff, the founder of Homeless Hook Ups mentioned his dream was to have a motorhome he could drive around and use to help clean up homeless people and get them on their feet, when one of the firefighters said, “Well I have a motorhome. It needs work, but you can have it.” This is where we ended this magical story about love, giving and helping in Lakewood, Ohio.

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        Students Earn Top Awards In State Reflections Contest

        Riley Geyer's first place piece of art for the PTA Reflections state contest.

        The Lakewood Council of PTAs Reflection Committee recently announced that four of its submissions for judging at the state level earned recognition for further artistic merit. In the high school visual arts category, senior Riley Geyer won first place, which qualifies her piece to move on to national judging. Garfield Middle School student Nora Germaine earned a second place in the state in the middle school visual arts category.

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        Hire Local Lakewood

        Job hunting has never been easy. “Pounding the pavement” to look for a job isn’t fun, but some human contact is usually guaranteed. While internet job sites and electronic applications seem to streamline the process, in reality they have only increased barriers to employment for some applicants. However, help is available.

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        Silly Rabbit...A Twisted Vendors Easter Event

        The Twisted Vendors Network is bringing the weird once again. If you’re looking for some non-traditional items, come join us at the Winchester Music Tavern on Saturday April 6th from 12 - 5 p.m.

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        Rock And Roll History: "The King Lives!"

        The Lakewood Division of Aging is offering a program sure to be of interest to all the armchair Rock and Roll historians out there. Many of us have strong opinions on the subject of Rock and Roll, and which of us does not have many vivid memories attached to certain groups and songs? Why not take some time out of your busy schedule to learn a little more about one of the true icons of Rock? The Lakewood Division of Aging, with the generous sponsorship of CareSource, is pleased to offer another in its series of Rock and Roll history classes with “The King Lives!”, a musical history of the life of Elvis Presley.   

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        Row Houses - Opinion

        While I appreciate the new row houses on Detroit Avenue, enough is enough. If I see one more block of these look-alike places, I am going to scream! What the heck is the City thinking? To top it off, I understand that we will soon have apartments and mixed use at the old Buick site and guess what, they will look just like the row houses. If I wanted Battery Park I would have moved there. Where are we going to be in 10 years when those properties are no longer the ‘thing’? Now, we manage quite well without looking like every other community. Lakewood’s uniqueness and city services are why it is such a great place to live and why young families are flocking here. We did not get this status because we have a bazillion row houses going down Detroit Avenue, plastered up against the curb at every corner.  Please, please, please, we need to do more than row houses and dollar stores.  

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        Community Invitation To Easter Service And Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

        The community is invited to share in the joy of Easter worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, at Church of the Ascension, located at 13216 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. An Episcopal church, all are welcome to take Communion. Refreshments will be offered following the service, and all children are invited to join in the Easter Egg Hunt.

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        Spring Sale At Nicholson House

        Lakewood Historical Society is excited to announce our annual Spring Sale at the Nicholson House at 13335 Detroit Avenue, on Friday, April 12th, 10-3 p.m., and Saturday, April 13th, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. A fine selection of everything exquisite will be artfully displayed for your shopping pleasure, including crystal, china, silver, jewelry, linen and many more decorative items. 

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        Poetry + Presents Kevin Latimer

        Poetry + is a monthly reading series hosted by Art on Madison for emerging and established writers in Cleveland and surrounding regions. Poetry + aims to shine the spotlight on a single writer, providing them with the platform and time necessary to present a body of their work and to connect with their audience. Each presenter is given the freedom to decide the materials and anecdotes they will share and can determine the duration of their reading. Poetry + is open to all forms of poetry, short and flash fiction, and performative happenings.

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        Meet the Author: Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland Indians And Baseball In The Prewar Years

        If you know what a golden sombrero, a worm burner and a meatball have in common, you must be an honest-to-goodness fan of baseball. Scott H. Longert understands. The author is visiting Lakewood Public Library on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the game as it was played by the Cleveland Indians in the years leading up to World War II as outlined in his new book, "Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Prewar Years, 1937-1941."

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        Kiwanis Club Of Lakewood Invites You

        The Kiwanis Club of Lakewood wants to invite you to our weekly meetings. You can join us for lunch served at 11:30 for a nominal cost of $8. And at noon, listen to a large range of speakers about local sports, gardening, Playhouse Square...
        We meet weekly at St. Clement’s in the lower hall. Our friendly club members will greet you and guide you to a seat.
        So, look over our upcoming speaker list and come meet some new friends.

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        College Club West Discusses The Healthy Aging Brain At April 3 Meeting

        College Club West next general meeting is Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Don Umerley Civic Center, Rocky River. Public Welcome. The program is “The Healthy Aging Brain” with speaker Kathleen Stefancin, MS, RD, President, Smart Picks. 
         
        College Club West offers women living on the west side of Cleveland with four-year degrees and registered nurses opportunities to learn, socialize & participate in fun, meaningful activities. www.collegeclubwest.org

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        Orchard Grove Residents Resist New Developments

        My name is Colin Dussault. I have lived on Orchard Grove since the year of my birth back in 1969. For most of my 50 years, there has been a Barry Buick car lot and body shop on our three corners on Detroit Avenue. I even remember the Starter Restaurant being on the corner for a while when I was a child. I vividly recall my dear mother giving us 75 cents every now and then for cheeseburgers from the greasy spoon on the corner where the body shop offices of Barry Buick stood until recently.

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        The Reserves Network Opens New Lakewood Office

        The Reserves Network's new office location at 14625 Madison Ave.

        The Reserves Network, a leading staffing provider of office, industrial, professional and technical talent, has opened the doors of its newest Northeast Ohio office location.

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        LHS Students Take Top Spots In Rotary/Beck Arts Contest

        Lakewood High students were top award-winners in the 74th annual Rotary Club of Lakewood & Rocky River Speech, Music, and Visual Arts Contests sponsored by the Beck Center for the Arts. Lakewood students swept the speech category and took the top spot in the music category as well.

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        Mark Your Calendar: LakewoodAlive Unveils 2019 Schedule Of Community Events

        Clockwise from top-left: Front Porch Concert Series, Lakewood Summer Meltdown, Light Up Lakewood and Spooky Pooch Parade.

        It’s shaping up to be another fun-filled year in our city. LakewoodAlive announces its schedule of community events for 2019 – a collection of five events spanning 14 dates that will afford attendees plenty of opportunities to celebrate Lakewood’s vibrancy. 

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        Dive In To Lakewood Rec's Underwater Egg Hunt

        Photo credit:  Nancy Pizir

        Grab your bathing suits, towels, baskets and goggles for Lakewood Recreation’s annual Underwater Egg Hunt. This year’s event will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Lakewood High School Pool beginning at 10:00am. 

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        Letter To Observer

        Hello. I did not see a comments section, so I ended up here. While waiting for my daughter at the Beck center, I picked up a March 6th issue from the stack on the table. Now, I have never read this publication before, or knew about it, until that day.  

        But, the paper is simply tremendous, it really is. One article in particular blew me away. Penned by Haley Schultz, "153 People." It was such a well written, emotionally powerful, and personal article. I was pleasantly surprised to see a teenager with that much self-awareness and depth.

        I have shared it with three other people and they were equally impressed. Thank you for publishing real articles like this and allowing outstanding writing talent to share their stories.

        I learned something new that day and an important lesson from someone half my age. That's awesome.

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        Staff Spotlight: Bunsey And Sheils

        Pam Sheils

        Each month the Lakewood City Schools honors two employees who are nominated by their peers as part of the District's Staff Spotlight program. This month's honorees are Doug Bunsey and Pam Sheils.

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        Save Money On The Cost Of Going Solar With The Cuyahoga County Solar Co-op

        Are you looking for a way to help the environment and save money on your utility bills? The Cuyahoga County Solar Co-op, the nonprofit Solar United Neighbors of Ohio and Great Lakes Brewery are sponsoring free informational meetings for consumers interested in solar power for homes and businesses.

        The next round of meetings are scheduled for:

        *  Tuesday April 23 at the Brook Park Community Center 17400 Holland Road from 6pm till 8pm.
        *  Wednesday April 24 at the Great Lakes Brewery Tasting Room 2701 Carroll Avenue from 6pm till 8pm.
        *  Thursday April 25 at the Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library 500 SOM Center Road from 6pm till 8pm

        This is a great opportunity to learn about the financial incentives and savings offered by this emerging green technology without having to suffer through a high pressure sales pitch.

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        Volume 15, Issue 7, Posted 7:53 AM, 04.03.2019

        The Rockport Miracles - Part 4: Episode 6: "The Ballad of Derecho Dan" Continues

        Storm 5.4 was a real pisser. In truth, they’re all pissers but, some have been worse than others. This particular storm had characteristics the meteorologists call “complex”. A typical Rockport storm features straight line derecho winds that rocket through storm alley and sound like someone is blowing hard on a one-reed harmonica. “Complex storms” happen when extreme low and high air pressures meet for coffee over Lake Erie. Working together with the water, the jumbalaya of weather elements spawn tornados that spin off in all directions like snakes from the head of Medusa.

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        Scholarships Are Not Just For Children, Thanks To Lakewood Resident

        The Finishers' Club for Mothers Retreat gives women the time, space, and community to complete their creative projects, in a gorgeous mansion just far enough to get away yet easy to return home to Lakewood.

        Lakewood resident Brandi Larsen is giving mothers the chance to complete their creative projects.

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        Volume 15, Issue 7, Posted 7:53 AM, 04.03.2019

        Meghan George Runs For Mayor

        I am running for mayor because I feel that Lakewood deserves top-notch representation, especially at the executive level, and I believe that I am the best candidate for the job.

        What I will bring to the role of mayor is a combination of council experience and work in the private sector. In my day job as a work force strategist I work with executive leadership at companies throughout Ohio, advising them on employee benefits and human resources. My experience with these responsibilities would be valuable assets for the elected manager of Lakewood's executive branch. 

        The mayor leads an organization of over 400 full-time employees, including multiple collective bargaining units; it would be a privilege to bring my experience with best practices and cutting-edge techniques to managing the workforce of our city.

        I also bring my love for this community. I am a Wyandotte Avenue homeowner and a lifelong third generation resident. I attended St. Luke Elementary and Lakewood High School (class of 2000). I have a B.A. from Ohio State University, and a post-baccalaureate and teaching license from Cleveland State University.

         

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        Volume 15, Issue 7, Posted 1:05 PM, 03.20.2019

        Power For The Powerless; Seven Sisters

        I cried about leaving my trees one day soon

        The squirrels too – it's like leaving beloved pets behind in a vacant house.

        Seeing them now, with their skeletal winter crowns, we almost forget their cathedral like canopy.

        We take trees for granted until we breathe in deep

        their comforting shade and feel their essential breeze in the summer.

        My massive old friends are vibrantly alive even though the city

        And my neighbor has threatened to take four of my lovely seven sisters down.

         

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        Movie Review: "Bohemian Rhapsondy": A Royal Awakening

        My best friend and I went out at dusk to see if we could see the planet Mercury on the horizon. On a Deacon's prayer we were hoping to see what was Taylor-Mayed.

        Freddie Mercury, Bryan May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon form the band Queen.

        A movie can be written about the vision of Mercury at dusk blending with the sun. A song can be sung. 

        "Bohemian Rhapsody" is that song in a movie very well done. This movie explores Freddie Mercury's personal life in connection with the band. It examines how, despite the band's quarrels-- they are "up in the air" at times--they consider themselves family, the way they love each other and make music together is like a family in the end.

        A drama about about the operatic rock and roll band and the now late Freddie Mercury, in memory of a voice that not only sings, but instills power. A must-see for a child of the 70's. 

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        Volume 15, Issue 6, Posted 11:54 AM, 03.24.2019

        Brad Presutto Seeks To Represent Ward 2 Residents On Council

        Brad Presutto, candidate for Ward 2 City Council representative

        The people of Lakewood Ward 2 can rely on him completely for three things, Brad Presutto said in launching his campaign for city council: listening, helping others, and representing the community honestly.

        A series of people spoke about how Presutto does all these things, already, in remarks to an event held March 13 at Deagan’s Kitchen.

        Jennifer Scott, whose pit-bull “Charlie” faced banishment under Lakewood’s previous breed-specific policies, recalled listening to Presutto speak up at a city council meeting on behalf of her and Charlie. Scott said that she didn’t even know Presutto yet, but was moved by his advocacy.

        More recently, Scott continued, local Coast Guard families received similar generosity when Presutto helped collect donations for unpaid federal workers during the extended government shutdown.

        Several speakers joined Scott in describing him as someone who shows up for friends, neighbors and even strangers. State Representative Mike Skindell, City Councilperson Tristan Rader, and Bike Lakewood board member Amanda Wolf were among the guests speaking on Presutto’s behalf.


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        Volume 15, Issue 6, Posted 1:00 PM, 03.20.2019

        Rotary Recognizes 16 Outstanding West Shore Career-Tech Students

        The Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River honored 16 West Shore Career-Technical District Outstanding Student Award recipients at its noon luncheon on March 4 at the Don Umerley Civic Center.

        West Shore Career-Technical District Outstanding Student Award recipients were honored by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River at its noon luncheon on March 4 at the Don Umerley Civic Center.

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        Volume 15, Issue 6, Posted 1:00 PM, 03.20.2019

        Harding Student Qualifies For State Geo Bee

        Congratulations to Harding 8th grader Jamie Holland, who has qualified for the Ohio Geographic Bee! Jamie, who is the Harding Bee champion, is one of 100 middle schoolers from across the state who will compete for the Ohio title and a chance to move on to the National Bee in Washington, D.C. 

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