The City of Lakewood will be well represented in this weekend's OHSAA cross country regional meet in Boardman, Ohio. Both the St. Edward and Lakewood boys teams advanced out Saturday's district meet at Lorain County Community College. Leonie Klein of the Lakewood girls team also advanced to compete individually.
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St. Edward lost 1-0 to North Royalton Saturday night in a hard-fought Sectional Championship game. The Bears (11-3-3) advance to face Valley Forge, which eliminated Lakewood earlier in the week. The loss ends the Eagles season at 4-10-2. Six of those losses, including this game, were to top ten teams by only one goal.
Lakewood lost the final home game of its season to North Ridgeville Friday night. North Ridgeville won “the Battle of the Rangers” 31-0 on a chilly, windy night at First Federal Stadium. Senior running back Quentin Palmer had over 150 yards of offense, and senior linebacker Kevin Musai made some big plays, but it wasn’t enough for the home team. The game was preceded by ceremonies to honor seniors from: the marching band; cheerleaders; football team; girls tennis team; boys golf team; and boys and girls cross country teams.
The St. Edward soccer team defeated Max Hayes 7-0 Wednesday evening In a first round OHSAA tournament game. The Eagles (4-10-1) now advance to play North Royalton High School Saturday in North Royalton.
The Lakewood volleyball team won its first round OHSAA tournament game 3-0 Tuesday afternoon at Strongsville High School. The Rangers rallied from a deep deficit in the first game, coming back to snatch victory from the Lady Redmen. They won the next two games comfortably, and advance to play again on Thursday afternoon.
The Lakewood boys cross country team won the Southwest Conference Championship Saturday morning at Lorain County Community College (LCCC). This championship achieves one of the team's major preseason goals, and sets them up to compete in next week's district championships.
The Lakewood boys soccer team capped off its regular season by winning the Riverwood Cup Saturday night over Rocky River. The trophy is presented to the victor of the Lakewood/Rocky River game, a rivalry that matches the neighboring soccer-loving towns each year. The game officially ended in a 2-2 tie, but the teams agreed to a penalty kick shootout to determine ownership of the cup. The Rangers won the shootout 2-1 to spark a wild celebration at First Federal Lakewood Stadium.
The Toronto Blue Jays aren’t the only Canadian sports team that came south this weekend. St. Edward hosted Canada Prep High School of Ontario Saturday afternoon at First Federal Lakewood Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Raiders 35-7 on sunny and bright Senior Day. Canada Prep, which is a program that plays exclusively against US teams under US rules, entered the game with a 2-2 record. Earlier this year they defeated St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron. St. Edward entered 5-1, coming off a bye week and looking to close in on a playoff spot.
Lakewood traveled to Grafton on Friday to take on Midview High School. The Middies entered the game with a 6-1 record and chance to clinch a playoff spot. They accomplished their mission, defeating the Rangers 56-7 on a chilly autumn evening.
State Auditor Report Confirms Cleveland Clinic Paid $9.6 Million, A Fraction Of Hospital Value, For Lakewood Hospital
• The Cleveland Clinic Foundation admits liability to Lakewood of $278 million.
• Clinic records show Clinic will make $11.5 million additional profit each year into the future due to the hospital closure.
• State Auditor Report shows the Clinic paid only $9.6 millionin the purchase of Lakewood Hospital.
• In exchange for only $9.6 million, the Clinic received $108 million or 60% of $180 million fair market value of Lakewood Hospital.
Clinic records prove the Clinic was Liable for $278 million prior to the Master Agreement
Internal planning documents prepared by the Clinic and filed in Court in the pending taxpayer lawsuit on October 5, 2016, prove that the Clinic was liable for required capital improvements and all losses at Lakewood Hospital through 2026. The Clinic’s own documents from 2011 declare the amount of the Clinic’s liability was $278 million beginning in 2017 which would have made Lakewood Hospital a state-of-the-art hospital on par with the Clinic’s other hospitals.
This is at odds with Lakewood Law Director Kevin Butler’s September, 2015 legal opinion in which he stated: “The Cleveland Clinic is not required to cover LHA’s operating losses. And neither LHA nor the Cleveland Clinic is obligated to invest significant capital money into the hospital facility--making major improvements at the hospital is the city’s responsibility.” Butler’s legal opinion was the most important reason cited by City Council when they authorized Butler to negotiate the Master Agreement.
Students and staff at Harrison Elementary have embarked on a yearlong community service program dubbed Harrison Outreach Program (HOP). The school celebrated with a rousing kickoff assembly at the end of September that included a visit from the One Million Acts of Kindness bus of Bob Vortruba and his dog, Bogart. Vortruba and Bogart travel the country in his bus covered in words and acts of kindness spreading his organization’s message.
Staff members developed HOP as a replacement for Student Council in an effort to offer a way for more students to be involved and participate in making a difference in their community. Besides offering a means for students to give back to the community, HOP is designed to provide students with opportunities to help others as well as offer support in helping students practice kindness, compassion and empathy.
The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual Speaker Series that features well known business, economic development, and political leaders from the greater Cleveland region.
Join us for the fourth and final event in the Chamber's 2016 Speaker Series on Friday, October 21st. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish will speak on the topic: "What County Government is Doing for Your Business".
The luncheon will be held at Brennan's Catering & Banquet Center, 13000 Triskett Road in Cleveland. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Register online at lakewoodchamber.org.
The Kiwanis Club of Lakewood will be hosting its 39th annual Doughnut and Cider Sale on Wednesday, October 21, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday, October 22, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
What are you doing on Friday, October 21st? If you’re hip and groovy, you’ll be partying on down at That 80s Party at Vosh starting at 6 p.m. That’s when the fun begins with an open bar, appetizers, games of chance, groovy 80s music and at 9 p.m., live music from That 80s Band.
That 80s Party is being hosted by Rocky River Howard Hanna to raise funds to benefit the Children’s Free Care Fund which helps to assure that children are never denied the best medical care available - - - whether helping children without health care pay for treatment or helping fund cutting-edge care that insurance may not cover.
“Our agents and staff are involved in many community activities throughout the year, but this is our annual signature event,” said Sue Hustek, manager of Rocky River Howard Hanna. “We are honored to have the chance to pull together with our community and raise funds to help provide care for children.”
Through the first six games of the season, Lakewood’s football team never had the lead at any point. In the first half of Friday’s home game with Westlake, the Rangers never trailed. However, Lakewood couldn’t sustain its success in the second half, eventually falling to the Demons 50-22. Despite competition from an Indians playoff game, a large crowd attended the game. This was the annual “Pink Out Night” to raise cancer awareness. The LHS Student Council raised $1,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society. It was also “youth night”, as hundreds of elementary and middle school students were recognized for their participation in football, cheerleading, and marching band.
Beck Center Youth Theater presents the first production of their 2016–2017 season, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, November 3–6, 2016, in the Mackey Theater. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 4 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 5. A special student matinee will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 3. Tickets are now on sale by calling 216.521.2540 x10 or visiting beckcenter.org
Obligatory Disclaimer: Record reviews are a tricky business. It's one thing to enjoy music, but to, like, pick out what you like about it? That being said, if I review your thing and I didn't like something, don't feel too bad. My opinion doesn't matter all that much.
Bulsch - Tiw - Tall Tee Tapes - 6 songs - Cassette, download
I'm glad to see Bulsch are more than a one-off band, as they came out of nowhere as one of my favorites from "Enjoy Cleveland." The members come from bands such as Cruelster, The Roobydocks, Vanilla Poppers, and countless thousands more, just in case you ever doubted the ability of musicians in Cleveland to multitask. I think the songs on this tape that best establish what Bulsch is all about are "Tiw" and "Roontackle Shop," which serve as the opening and closing tracks, respectively– they're jumper punk singalong tunes, except you can't sing along with the very enthusiastic gang vocals because the lyrics are in a made up language. It's always nice to hear a group of people having a good time, and although the best way to experience Bulsch is live, the liveliness comes across well on these recordings. If you thought Perverts Again was too slow and comprehensible, or you thought Cruelster was too fast and incomprehensible, or maybe that Vanilla Poppers were about the right tempo but just too intense, Bulsch might be exactly what you're looking for. 4.375/5
(bulsch.bandcamp.com to download, I believe you can probably email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to buy a tape)
The first 8-week period of the Fall Semester at Beck Center is wrapping up, but Session 2 is just getting started. A variety of dance, visual arts, and creative arts therapies classes are offered through Beck Center Education including ballet, jazz, drawing, painting, mixed media, pottery, and adapted dance, music, and theater. Many professionally-recognized teachers and art therapists are on staff to share their artistic knowledge and talents with students. Classes are designed to allow students to acquire the skills they need to fully realize their potential and create beautiful art.
At this point you’ve seen it in many places, on the city’s website, in the articles Councilpersons Bullock, Anderson and Marx have written for the Observer, in the new Lakewood Voters for Progress (the anti-hospital group) commercial called “Lakewood Emergency Services GUARANTEED!” which includes an introduction that states: “Mayor Summers warns Lakewood residents not to fall for scare tactics. The agreement requires the Cleveland Clinic to continue emergency care UNINTERRUPTED 24/7/365, and emergency services are GUARANTEED.”
Well, Citizens For A Strong Lakewood and the Save Lakewood Hospital groups say that emergency services are not guaranteed.
Which is it?
For students in kindergarten through fifth grade
Create your own unique piece of art to take home and show off to friends and family. Registration required.
Choose one: Friday, October 14, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Main Library Activity Room OR 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Madison Branch Auditorium.
Realm of the Reptile
For the whole family
Interact with tortoises, lizards, snakes, and other creatures. Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Saturday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library First Floor Multipurpose Room.
A major endorsement was delivered recently in support of the FOR Issue 64 position when the Lakewood Executive Committee of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party backed the issue in a landslide vote. A 60 percent majority was needed for endorsement, and the FOR Issue 64 position actually received a majority of greater than 88 percent. The vote means that the Democratic Party officially recommends that Lakewood voters vote FOR Issue 64 on this November’s ballot.
Lakewood Historical Society will hold its popular Fall Sale on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m.-3p.m. The Skate House at Lakewood Park, 14710 Lake Ave will open its doors for this one day, rain or shine sale. Items are priced to sell and include small furniture, lamps, fall decorations and lots of framed artwork. We have several salvage pieces including oak flooring and interior/exterior doors. Are you entertaining a crowd for holiday dinner? We have a large set of china and plenty of serving pieces to set a beautiful table. Additional items include a tea cart, baby cradle, oak high chair, bookshelves, dining chairs, 3 dining tables, oak office chair, 6 sets of golf clubs, over 20 lamps in every style and shape you can imagine!
Democratic lawmakers from the Ohio House and Senate held a press conference earlier this month pushing for legislative action to combat the worsening statewide opioid emergency. Senate Democratic Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and state Reps. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) and Greta Johnson (D-Akron) pushed for the legislature and the governor to finish work on Senate Bill (SB) 319, opioid and heroin omnibus legislation that the Senate passed before the summer recess but has since stalled in the House.
Please mark your calendar now and plan to participate in Transfiguration Parish’s 7th Annual Harvest Pork Chop Dinner & Raffle to be held on Sunday, October 30th, in the parish hall at 12608 Madison Ave. in Lakewood. Dinner will be served from 12:00-3:30 p.m. This is Transfiguration Parish’s primary fundraiser of the year and a wonderful tradition for our parish community. Help us make it a successful one!
The new trend which is growing here in Lakewood is dressing up to hand out treats to the kids. I have noticed that as the family is going out Halloween to trick and treat parents and kids get dressed up. Make sure this season you don't miss the scarecrow displays on Madison Ave. Walking about the businesses will give you the best views. Some of the new things Carabel Beauty Salon & store has found for Halloween are hair bows in black and orange with witches, pumpkins, and spiders. Skeletons for earrings , some glow in the dark co ordinate with barrets fashioned in bony hands some in grey, black, and orange and others in colors that glow in the dark. Parties or candy handing out nights are good times to dress up in a way that you are not too scary for the little kids, and people still know who you are but you have that extra Holiday touch. By the way stop by and see our scarecrow display our demented clown will be here will you?
Spunky. Perseverant. Patient. Adaptable. Loving. Kind. Open Armed. Home. These are all words that describe, Calvary United Methodist Church. Calvary has gone through a lot over the years: Fires, broken windows, broken ovens, new pastors, parishioners coming and going, debating whether or not it’s the right choice to close, however; here we stand. At the corner of Northland and Hilliard, a beautiful brick building, beautiful trees in the front yard, a wittily worded sign and a little family of faith inside. Calvary has seen its ups and downs but we have refused to give up. We provide the community with as much as we have in us and we want you to know, we’re still here. And we’re planning on staying. So why not familiarize yourself with everything we have to offer? A free Carnival every spring, with bounce houses, free food, games and prizes; outdoor praise services in the summer, a prison ministry which provides the children of inmates Christmas gifts and a big Christmas party, crafts fairs (We’re having one on October 22 from 10-2!), 4th of July parades, community meals, and an open pantry of toiletries, along with food and clothing located at the churches next door and potlucks galore. We open our doors to any and all. If you are looking for a place to fill your heart, to energize your spirit and give you the opportunities for love and kindness that you’ve been looking for, we’re the place. The congregation and Pastor Nick are ready to set things in motion this year and we hope you remember that Calvary is booming on the inside and we are coming outside to the community to make sure you know we’re here! Lakewood is abundant in churches, but there is only one Calvary United Methodist and we may be exactly what you need.
The Lakewood Early Childhood PTA (LECPTA) is hosting its annual Preschool Information Night on Monday, October 24th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Hayes Elementary School (16401 Delaware Avenue) in the Cafeteria. Representatives from area preschools provide information about their programs at tables and answer individual questions from parents and caregivers. Preschool Information Night is a great opportunity for young area families to learn about the variety of preschool options in our community.
Some of my earliest memories place me naively waiting in a Lakewood doctor’s office waiting area, playing with cardboard bricks that we begged our parents to get for us. I was blissfully unaware of the next shot (1, 2, 3 this will hurt!) nor really aware of how good our family had it going to Dr. McEvoy for our pediatrician visits. In hindsight the good was obvious, because “Bowtie Bob” would also take calls at his home, stop by your house, ask mom to put a sick kid on the phone so he could listen to them, call in prescriptions and in many ways, help parents to learn how to be parents by teaching them to trust their instincts.
State Reps. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Janine R. Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) today introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Ohio. Advocates with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network today gathered to present an annual report of Ohio Domestic Fatality Data at a press conference in the state capitol.
Thursday, October 13
Author Event - "A Madness So Discreet" by Mindy McGinnis
Grace Mae is already familiar with madness when family secrets and the bulge in her belly send her to an insane asylum. When a visiting doctor recognizes Grace's brilliant mind beneath her rage, he recruits her as his assistant. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Saturday, October 15
Film - "Days of Heaven" (1978)
Richard Gere plays Bill, who, after hitting his boss in the head with a pipe at the Chicago steelyard, flees with his little sister, Linda (Linda Manz), and lover, Abby (Brooke Adams). They hop a train to the Texas panhandle and work harvesting wheat on the farm of a dying man (Sam Shepard).
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
In my 42 years as an active voter, I have been at odds with our nation's two party system. So I have always voted my conscience, using a Republican ballot when I last voted. This election year, I joined the Lakewood Democratic Club at their July meeting. I signed the form, paid the fee, and took my seat. I expected that there would be a review process for new members.
In late September, students of Rhythm & Grace Ballroom Dance Studio danced in one of Ohio’s biggest competitions, Cleveland Dancesport Challenge! Dancers, representing 50 plus studios from all over the United States and Canada, gathered together to show what they are made of. It was a strong competition with some great competitors but Rhythm & Grace showed them how it's done, bringing home 227 placements with 113 of those placements being firsts! But, that’s not all they achieved!
The community is invited to enjoy lunch and concerts to entertain varied musical tastes beginning at noon on Sun., Oct. 16 at Church of the Ascension, located at 13216 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood.
Imagine you’ve been summoned to meet with Winston Churchill, the powerful leader of the United Kingdom who weathered World War II and witnessed the rise of a nuclear threat from the Soviet Union. A gifted orator who inspired the British people during WWII, Churchill served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. On Sunday, October 23rd, you can do more than imagine when Kevin Radaker brings to life this world-famous British statesman in a performance that mines his mannerisms, his eloquent way of speaking and even his wit and sense of humor.
If you’re a Lakewood resident, there are a multitude of local resources at your disposal – you simply need to know where to find them. That’s why LakewoodAlive is hosting Resource Fair 2016 on Thursday, October 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Turkish Cultural Center (13303 Madison Avenue).
Like a talented musician amidst a world-class orchestra, it’s not easy to stand out from the crowd at the Spooky Pooch Parade.
For one autumn afternoon each year, Kauffman Park transforms from a picturesque downtown greenspace to an expansive sea of costumed canines. Beagles, bloodhounds and bulldogs become dinosaurs, hot dogs and Darth Vaders. The entertainment value is priceless, and the joy observed on the faces of children and other parade participants (four-legged and otherwise) is even better.
But what about if you’re in it to win it? Just how can you ensure your canine remains conspicuous despite the masses of mutts? There are, after all, various “Best of…” awards to be claimed when the 9th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade – sponsored by Discount Drug Mart and presented by LakewoodAlive – takes place from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Starting on November 21st, the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce will begin an online auction showcasing items donated by some of the area’s best locally owned businesses.
The Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will examine fitness training strategies for seniors as part of its free “Learning for Life” lecture series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19.
We all now know that with proper diagnosis and treatment, HIV has become a chronic medical condition similar to diabetes or heart disease. There is no reason why older HIV positive adults should not live rich, full, active lives. This six-part, evidence-based workshop will help people to feel better and have better qualities of life.
September 22 was the Emerson Elementary’s Father & Father-figure Walk. At this year's Father Walk there were 60 dozen donuts, coffee, and water for participants who decided to put down their phones and spend some quality time with their children. It was a full house in the gym where the Father Walk was held. Many students said things like, ”I had a great time and it was so much fun.” I think it is fair to say that everybody had a great time even if his or her father couldn’t be there because of the Lakewood High School football team. If a child didn’t have a father for the event, one of the players would eat doughnuts and draw and color on the placemats with them. There was also a raffle. Each child filled out a ticket to win awesome stuff like Indians jerseys, purple and gold balloons and Lakewood Ranger prizes. There were many prizes with many winners. Some of the kids said it was the best Father Walk they had ever been to. We cannot wait for the next Father Walk at Emerson Elementary!
Parents of Lakewood City Schools elementary students are encouraged to attend the Elementary Curriculum Night set for Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 pm at Grant Elementary School. The Teaching & Learning Department will review the District's new reading, writing and math curriculums: Reading and Writing Workshop and Eureka Math. Staff will share with parents how they can support their child at home and where they can find resources to do so.
The Ranger Café at West Shore, located at Lakewood High School, will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The café is now taking dining room reservations, which are highly recommended. The restaurant, operated by students in the West Shore Career-Tech District's Culinary Arts program, will be open Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 12:00-1:30 pm. To make a dining room reservation please call 216.529.4165 ext.1
Students in the English 1 classes at Lakewood High in late September were treated to a weeklong immersion into classic literature acting when the Great Lakes Theater Residency Program paid a visit.
Only two Secret Service agents who witnessed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are still living. One of these men is Paul Landis, who will visit Lakewood Public Library on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. to discuss his memories of that fateful day as well as the evolving work of the Secret Service through the years.
The October 3, 2016 City Council Meeting was called to order at 7:45 p.m. by Council President Same O’Leary (Ward 2). All council members were present and both the minutes from the September 19th regular council meeting and the September 26th special joint meeting with the Lakewood Board of Education were quickly disposed of.
“NO ENDORSEMENT”!! Exactly one half of the unusually large crowd at the Thursday, September 29th, 2016 meeting of the Lakewood Democratic Club breathed a sigh of relief; the other half was mostly silent, but most likely grimaced in frustration! “No endorsement” was the result of the vote taken at this meeting of the Club on Issue 64, the referendum on the ballot in November to either “save Lakewood hospital”, or move forward into the 21st century with a state-of-the-art Family Health Care Center based on the healthcare needs of the demographics of Lakewood and its immediate surrounding area! Yes, each side had exactly half the votes cast For and Against and a number of members had also cast votes to Abstain. An incredible phenomenon that many in the room who had expected the Club to endorse the view of the “Savers” (an epithet by which they have come to be known over this rancorous and divisive year in Lakewood) did not think would happen.
February 5, 2016: You receive notice that you must vacate your home; no one else is allowed to occupy the dwelling that used to be your home.
November 9, 2016: You receive notice that you must bulldoze your home; you are responsible for all costs.
VOTE AGAINST 64.
In December 2015, when Mayor Michael P. Summers and City Council voted for a Master Agreement that shuttered Lakewood Hospital, they placed the City of Lakewood - your home - into this exact position.
In August 2007, Fred M. DeGrandis (then President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals) wrote that by 1985, Lakewood Hospital was the last city-owned hospital in the state of Ohio. Therefore, if you live in the city of Lakewood, you are ‘part-owner’ of Lakewood Hospital.
Gabby Giffords, former US Representative from Arizona, was in Lakewood Saturday to promote the Clinton for President campaign. US Senator Sherrod Brown, current Senate candidate Ted Strickland, and State Representative Nickie Antonio also spoke on behalf of both Clinton and common sense gun reform.The event took place in front of the Hillary Clinton campaign office, located at the corner of Belle and Detroit.
Lakewood High School is one of only three Ohio high schools to be a stop on The High School Nation Tour, a musical and arts festival founded to celebrate the arts in public schools. Besides music appreciation, the festival, set for October 13, will highlight journalism, film, fine & performing arts, fashion, photography, and stage production. As part of the tour, Lakewood High art and music departments will receive more than $10,000 in donations from tour sponsors.
Students at Garfield and Harding Middle Schools are now part of the Sandy Hook Promise community. In the wake of threats at Harding and Lakewood High last month, our middle school administrators asked the organization born out of the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School to come visit and educate our middle schoolers on how to help prevent violence in their school community and drive home themes of empowerment and inclusion.
St. Edward defeated Lakewood 2-0 Monday night in the annual “Community Cup” boys soccer game at First Federal Lakewood Stadium. The win avenges last year’s Ranger victory over the Eagles in the OHSAA tournament. St. Edward now leads the all-time series between the schools with 19 wins, 12 losses, and seven ties. The series dates back to 1978, and includes three postseason games.
St. Edward defeated Naperville Central (Illinois) in its Homecoming Game today by a score of 35-14. The Eagle offense had trouble sustaining offense for most of the afternoon, but four interceptions by the defense kept St. Edward in the game. The key sequence of the game happened in the third quarter, when the Eagles got two touchdowns within 19 seconds to stun the Redhawks.
Mother Nature did not cooperate with Lakewood High School Homecoming festivities, as she rained out the annual Spirit Parade on Friday afternoon. As the 7pm kickoff approached for the Homecoming football game, the rain went away and a lovely rainbow appeared over First Federal Lakewood Stadium. Unfortunately it didn’t bring any luck to the Rangers, who lost 42-6 to Avon.
The best thing about Lakewood is that we find a better way, again and again.
I have committed myself to public service. I work in charity as my living, doing everything I can to meet the needs of the underprivileged, ensuring people can keep their lights on, keep their family fed, keep clothes on their backs and have access to services of all kinds. This was my inspiration for running and serving on City Council, and my guiding principle during my service as a Lakewood Hospital Trustee.
The Four D's of Home Selling
The Lakewood chapter of the AARP Foundation Tax Aide program is seeking volunteers to help people with their income taxes and tax preparation beginning in January 2017.
Lakewood Catholic Academy will be presented with the Youth Group in Philanthropy Award at the National Philanthropy Day celebration on November 4, 2016 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. If you're downtown the evening of November 4th, you'll see the Terminal Tower lit blue and gold in honor of the event, which has become a cherished annual tradition in the lives of area philanthropists and fundraisers. Approximately 500 attendees enjoy the opportunity to hear inspiring stories of the dedication and spirit of the award recipients and the mission-driven work that they support.
Popular Costumed Canine Event Returns to Lakewood's Kauffman Park
Every dog has his day and that day is on Saturday, October 15. That's when costumed canines will rule the day in Downtown Lakewood from 12:30 to 4 p.m. during the 9th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade.
Sponsored by Discount Drug Mart and presented by LakewoodAlive, the Spooky Pooch Parade consists of a festival within Kauffman Park (15450 Detroit Avenue), a parade through Lakewood’s Downtown business district on Detroit Avenue and an awards presentation. A favorite Halloween tradition for Northeast Ohio dog lovers and their families, this popular community festival represents one of the only events of its kind within the region, providing a tail-wagging good time for canine and human guests alike.
Ohio House Health and Aging Ranking Member and State Representative Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) denial of the state’s request to charge premiums for Ohio’s Medicaid Program, regardless of age. The federal decision cited concerns that such charges undermine access to coverage and the affordability of care, and do not support the objectives of the Medicaid program.