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Rangers Beat Eagles to Retake Community Cup

Rangers pose with the Community Cup in front of a very happy student section after the 2-0 win. 

The Lakewood boys soccer team registered its biggest win of the season Monday night, defeating St. Edward 2-0 before a boisterous crowd at Brother James Everett Stadium. A large crowd of Ranger fans made the short trip to the St. Edward campus, and were rewarded with the team’s best performance of the season. Senior goalkeeper George Hericks played an outstanding game, registering the clean sheet. The Lakewood defense was tough all night, and offensive playmakers Brennan Foran and Malvin Gblah provided the Ranger goals.

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 11:58 PM, 09.25.2017

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Eagles Defeat Akron Buchtel in Homecoming Game

Eagle Head Coach Tom Lombardo speaks to team after the win. 

St. Edward defeated Akron Buchtel 36-0 this afternoon at First Federal Lakewood Stadium. The gamewas part of the school’s Homecoming Weekend, which also featured the 50th reunion of the Class of 1967.  The Griffins struggled offensively, as the Eagle Front Seven applied strong quarterback pressure all afternoon.  Both teams faced unseasonably hot temperatures on the sunny afternoon, with the thermometer reaching well into the 80s.

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 5:40 PM, 09.23.2017

Rangers Fall on "Youth Night"

Both teams form a tunnel for Ranger Will Adams, who was taken off the field on a stretcher.   

Lakewood football’s Friday night game at First Federal Stadium was the annual “Youth Night”, attended by hundreds of local grade school students. Grade school cheerleaders and football players were recognized during the game, and the cheerleaders had a chance to perform alongside the high school squad. Eighth grade musicians from Harding and Garfield middle schools joined the Ranger Marching Band during their halftime performance. Despite the off-field fun, the Shoremen defeated Lakewood 48-6. The game also included an act of tremendous sportsmanship between the two teams.

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 12:29 AM, 09.23.2017

Eagles Pound Panthers 40-7

Eagles offense on a second half drive.

St. Edward dominated Cincinnati Elder Saturday night in a showdown between undefeated Ohio football powers. The Eagles won 40-7 in less than two hours due to the OHSAA “running clock” rule.  St. Edward dominated the Panthers on both sides of the ball, with a swarming defense and a punishing running game. St. Edward moves to 4-0 on the season, and Elder dropped to 3-1.

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 11:09 PM, 09.16.2017

Arts For All At Beck Center’s Spotlight Gala On Saturday, October 7

After an exciting sold-out event last year, Beck Center for the Arts’ annual Spotlight gala moves to expand at the beautiful and unique Cleveland Grays Armory Museum. The benefit will take place on Saturday, October 7 at 6pm. This year’s Honoree is Cecilia Render, Executive Director of Nordson Corporation Foundation. For nearly 20 years, Cecilia has led the Foundation’s efforts to ensure that the arts are a critical part of what makes a community strong and what comprises a quality education for all children.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Fourth Of July In Lakewood, Ohio

On the July 4, 2017, a dream came true. I experienced what a national holiday could be like. In Germany, my country, October 3 is not a day filled with celebration and events. It's not a day where everyone hangs up a large German flag. And it's not a day that makes us Germans feel like a proud community. To be honest, all of these things would see very strange to me, although that doesn’t mean that I would like to try some of them. However, I can't imagine having a day like this in my home country.

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 9:25 PM, 09.19.2017

This Land Is Your Land: Family Story Times About Diversity

Lakewood Public Library is launching an exciting new story time series this fall, This Land is Your Land: Family Story Times about Diversity. This story time is open to families with children ages 0-8, but ALL are welcome! The goal is to promote an inclusive community by creating a safe space for children and families to learn and discuss current issues through story time. Topics for this fall and winter include differently-abled people, LGBTQ+ people, gender identity, immigrant and refugee rights, and racial equality. Research suggests biases may form at a much earlier age than previously thought, sometimes as early as three years old. Literature is a wonderful way to introduce topics of diversity to children in a way that is developmentally appropriate and fun! Each month will focus on a different social justice issue through age-appropriate books, songs and a craft or activity at the end.

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 9:25 PM, 09.19.2017

I Have A Headache: Reviews Of Recent Releases By Local Bands Part 55

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. 

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 9:25 PM, 09.19.2017

A Tale Of Two Images

The photo of Councilman-at-Large Bullock that ran with Ryan Puente's story on the councilman's re-election campaign launch may not sync with the memories of those who attended Congressman Kucinich's October 2015 press conference about saving Lakewood Hospital. 

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Volume 13, Issue 16, Posted 9:34 PM, 09.19.2017

Seeking Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) For Youth

CASA of Cuyahoga County, a program of Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, recruits, screens, trains, and supports volunteers who act as independent fact-finders for the court in cases involving child abuse and neglect. 

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

National Merit Semifinalist Leads List Of LHS Academic All-Stars

From left: National Merit Semifinalist Veronica Lee, and Commended Students Bailey Manke, Claire Walkosak and Eva Wynn.

The annual September announcements of the National Merit Scholarship Program recognitions and Advanced Placement Scholars includes Lakewood High students who are among the top academic students in the nation. Based on tests taken in the 2016-2017 school year, the latest LHS academic stars include National Merit Semifinalist and senior Veronica Lee, three National Merit Commended Students and 85 AP Scholars, including four National AP Scholars.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Battiato Named To Lakewood Catholic Academy Board

Partner Charles P. Battiato, CPA.CITP - Walthall CPAs was recently appointed to the Lakewood Catholic Academy board of directors to serve a four-year term.

Walthall CPAs is proud to announce that Partner Charles P. Battiato, CPA.CITP, was recently appointed to the Lakewood Catholic Academy board of directors to serve a four-year term.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Fall Art Programs

Calling all young artists! Fall is nearly upon us, which means there are a cornucopia of art programs at the Lakewood Public Library for students from kindergarten all the way through eighth grade to choose from.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Bigfoot Will Be Observed At The Scarecrow Festival

Walking or biking to see the displays on Madison Avenue from Oct 5th thru the 22nd --the dates for the scarecrow festival-- are the best ways to get an up-close view. We are sure you will want to get some selfies with Bigfoot and other one-of-a-kind compostions. While the supplies last inside of the Carabel Beauty Salon & Store, we will have a table with some samples to try at home for various beauty products. Also, enter a drawing for a make-over for a female.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Trials For Hope: Harvest Happenings Fundraiser

Trials For Hope will be hosting our Harvest Happenings fundraising event on Saturday, October 14th from 5 to 9 p.m. at The American Legion Post 703 Hall 7667 York Rd. Parma, OH 44130.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Sixth Annual Hispanic Heritage Exhibition At Beck Center

Poppy, by Terry Flores

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to present the sixth annual Hispanic Heritage exhibition in the Jean Bulicek Galleria, focusing on scholarship funds with support from the Cleveland Foundation. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the work will be on display September 15 - October 8, 2017. An Artists’ Reception and Panel Discussion with live music and small bites will take place Thursday, September 28 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Panel discussion begins at 6 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Fall Book Sale

There are precious few things that compare to having a good book to read, especially when you need something to distract you from the impending gloom of wintertime. The feeling of home that having an adventure between your fingers can bring; as you delve into the stories of the epic literary heroes of our time is one of the best feelings there is, and that is what we want to lend a hand with, here at the Lakewood Public Library.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

District's New Bond Rating Helps Save Taxpayers Millions

With its new bond rating from S&P Global Ratings freshly awarded, the Lakewood City Schools on September 14th refinanced $41 million worth of 2007 series bonds. The refinancing resulted in excess of $7 million (or 14.6%) in savings over the life of the bonds. The annual savings from the refinancing is in excess of $500,000 in bond payments each of the next 14 years.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

From The Archives Of The Lakewood Historical Society

On September 10, 1953, catastrophe struck a one-mile stretch of West 117th St. from Lake Ave. to Berea Rd. A series of explosions believed to have been caused by the ignition of sewer gases caused massive damage to the surrounding buildings, cars, and roadways, leading to one death and more than sixty injuries. Another casualty was the streetcar barn on Madison Ave. The photo on the left was taken shortly before the blasts. The photo on the right shows West 117th St. just south of Madison Ave. after the blasts. Thank you to the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University for the use of the photograph on the right.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Lakewood Chamber Hosts Evening Of Business Storytelling

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce will host ‘Tell Us Your Story powered by PechaKucha,’ an informal and fun gathering where community and business leaders will share their career stories and entrepreneurial journeys in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. The event, organized by the Chamber’s Education Task Force and sponsored by Lakewood Public Library, will be held on Thursday, September 21st at Around the Corner in Lakewood.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Local Poets At Library In October

If words are the foundation of a library’s essence, poetry is the soundtrack of its being. Lakewood Public Library traditionally celebrates this art form in April during National Poetry Month, but we had too much fun in the spring to let it go. Therefore, the Library will continue throughout fall and winter to feature presentations by local poets in its Coast Line Poetry Reading Series.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Cleveland Clinic Children's Health Center To Open Center At LHS

The Lakewood Board of Education earlier this month approved an agreement with Cleveland Clinic Children’s to provide health care services, including mental health services, to Lakewood High School students and employees of the Lakewood City Schools through a school-based health center at Lakewood High.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Dr. Bob De Maria Discusses Hormone Imbalances

Dr. Bob De Maria will discuss drugless healing.

We are living in a sea of estrogen which taxes the body’s detoxifying organs. Up to ninety-five percent of breast cancer cases may be linked to estrogen saturation.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled By Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, September 21
Author Event - "The Great Forgetting"
Book by James Renner

When history teacher Jack Felter gets a call that his father, a retired pilot suffering from dementia, is quickly losing his memories, he reluctantly returns to his hometown of Franklin Mills. Jack has been trying to forget about Franklin Mills ever since Sam, the girl he fell in love with, ran off with his best friend, Tony. But Tony has vanished and everyone assumes the worst. Soon Jack is pulled into the search for Tony, but the only one who seems to know anything is Tony’s last patient, a paranoid boy named Cole.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

More School-Based Health Center FAQs

1) If a child has a bad injury will he/she be refused service at the Health Clinic if they have not previously signed up with health insurance?

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Rangers Fall at Olmsted Falls

Senior Joe Byczek looks on during late game action.

It was a long night for the Lakewood football team, which traveled to Olmsted Falls Friday to play the Bulldogs. Olmsted Falls won handily by a score of 49-7, boosting their record to 3-1 on the season.  The Rangers were dominated both offensively and defensively in the first half, a contrast from their first three games of the season. Unlike Berea-Midpark’s aerial attack last week, the Bulldogs inflicted their damage almost entirely on the ground.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 11:36 PM, 09.15.2017

High School Soccer Roundup

Eagle goalkeeper Russell Klein faced both a potent Wildcat attack and a loud student section on "Whiteout Night".   

It was a busy Wednesday on the pitch for Lakewood's local soccer teams. Here is a roundup of the games, with a thanks to Chuck Greanoff for his assistance.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 11:20 AM, 09.14.2017

Eagles Top Woodson to Stay Undefeated

Eagle DB Richard White covers Woodson WR James Hatton late in the game.

St. Edward defeated Woodson High School (Washington DC) 45-20 on this sunny afternoon at First Federal Lakewood Stadium.  The game was far more competitive than the score indicates – the margin was only four points late in the third quarter. The Eagle defense clamped down in the fourth, getting three turnovers that helped swell the final margin to 25.  The win pushes St. Edward's record to 3-0 on the young season.  

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 5:50 PM, 09.09.2017

LHS Community Honors Giffels; Rangers Fall to Titans

Anne's husband Tom and their sons were presented with a customized letter jacket. The front reads "Fight Like a Ranger", the back reads "Ranger Tough".

The Lakewood High Athletic Community honored the life of LHS Athletic Secretary Anne Giffels on Friday night before the football game vs. Berea-Midpark. Fans, players, band members, and cheerleaders wore pink in remembrance of Giffels, who passed away last week after a lengthy battle against cancer.  Special t-shirts bearing the phrase “No One Fights Alone” were exchanged for donations to Community Closets, a school program that provides toiletries and necessities to students in need. The program, started by Giffels, has been renamed “AG Community Closets” in her memory. Her husband Tom and her sons were presented with a customized varsity letter jacket, as well as a plaque recognizing the Community Closets program.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 11:56 PM, 09.08.2017

Eclipse Boosts Excitement for First Day Back

Lakewood City Schools students across the District enjoyed viewing the solar eclipse or participating in other eclipse activities on the first day back to school.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Community Celebrates Opening Of New LHS Wing

Hundreds turned out to enjoy the dedication of the new Lakewood High Performing Arts & Physical Education Wing on a hot but beautiful Sunday afternoon on August 20. The dedication marked the near completion of the final construction project of the District's Facilities Master Plan. The gym and fitness center, which is partially funded by First Federal Lakewood, is scheduled to open November 1.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

It's Time To Party: 100 Years Of Women's Suffrage In Lakewood

Not many women stop to think that for many years in the history of the United States, they were denied the right to vote. Women went to school, often high school, and college. They managed households, often large households, efficiently and economically. In shops and offices they may have worked side by side with their husbands. But they did not have the right to vote

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

LHS Cross Country Dominates at Oberlin Invite: Boys Take First Place

The Ranger Boys pose with their first-place trophey. The team dedicated the win to Athletic Secretary Anne Giffels, who passed away on Friday.

When the Lakewood Cross Country program decided to participate in the inaugural Nike Running Camps Oberlin Opener, they were told that the course at Oberlin College would be "lightning fast". The Rangers proved that correct on Saturday, as the boys won the inaugural event over a field of local schools on a perfect weather day for running. Ranger girls finished second behind only Magnificat, and the middle school teams also posted first (girls) and second (boys) place finishes.  There were also numerous personal records set by members of all the Ranger teams. The boys team dedicated their victory to LHS Athletic Secretary Anne Giffels, who passed away early on Friday morning.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:38 AM, 09.03.2017

Eagles Beat Glenville 41-6 in Home Opener

Head Coach Tom Lombardo commended his team after the win.

Glenville entered Saturday’s matchup with St. Edward facing some long odds. Not only had they lost their last eight matchups with the Eagles, but they were forced to play without starting quarterback Xander Spikes, who was injured last week in the Tarblooders’ opener with Euclid. They played well in the first half, trailing 21-6. A third quarter injury to second string quarterback Jamel Hamm killed any hopes for an upset, and the Eagles went on to roll 41-6 at First Federal Lakewood Stadium.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 11:57 PM, 09.02.2017

Rangers Fall in Emotional Home Opener

A pre-game moment of silence for Athletic Secretary Anne Giffels, who passed away last night after a long battle with cancer.

The festive mood of a football home opener was dampened this morning when the LHS community learned that Athletic Secretary Anne Giffels had passed away during the night.  The program decided to make it a “Pink Out” night in honor of Giffels, who died from cancer. Players and cheerleaders wore pink accessories, and the student section went all-out pink in honor of the beloved Giffels.  Amherst won the conference opener 35-18 behind a third quarter explosion for 21 points.   

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 12:09 AM, 09.02.2017

LHS Girls Soccer Earns Upset Win Over Olmsted Falls

The Rangers were all smiles after their 2-1 victory.

The LHS girls soccer team earned a upset win on Wednesday at First Federal Stadium, defeating Olmsted Falls 2-1. The result was a sharp turnaround from last year’s game between the two teams, which the Bulldogs dominated. This was the Rangers first conference win of the year, and lifts their overall record to 2-2-1.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 8:51 AM, 08.31.2017

Please Take The Time Out Of Your Day To Read About Music: Reviews Of Recent Releases By Local Bands, Pt. 54

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. 

The Cowboy - The Cowboy Album - Fashionable Idiots - 12 songs - LP, download

The first thing I wanna address here is the press release, which falsely claims that this band contains half of Pleasure Leftists. Okay, now that we have that out of the way, this is a darn good album. "Everyday We Grow" starts out with a riff that kinda reminds me of that one My Chemical Romance song (you all know which one I'm talking about, I know it's not "cool" but we all know it). This is a song that every time I've heard them play it, I've thought to myself "I really like this song." Something about that chorus ("the long hand of my best man…") just inspires me. The perfect way to kick the record off. Then, "The 

Cowboy" kicks in as the second track as more of a punker tune, and boy, it's another great one. "Hear my voice, it's always twangin', and ZOOMIN'! past the trees." You're telling me you don't like that? Come on. I'm gonna take the easy way out and tell you that the band this really reminds me of is Homostupids. I know, that's shocking. I think where they differ from Homostupids (besides the different drummer) is a clearer, more together sound. Your opinion may vary on whether that's a good or bad thing. "Golden Man" is the third great song in a row here, nice throwback to "The Glow" in the lyrics, and I just keep thinking of all the times I've seen them start this over live. I kinda 

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Second Half Comeback Earns Draw for Rangers

Freshman Aubree Nagel, shown here about to enter the game, scored the Rangers goal in the second half.

Lakewood girls soccer earned a draw with visiting Revere on Monday night at First Federal Lakewood Stadium. The final minutes were played at a furious pace, with Lakewood coming within inches of a go-ahead goal on multiple occasions. The tie pushes the Rangers record to 1-2-1 on the young season.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 12:02 AM, 08.29.2017

Bees Sting Rangers in Football Opener

Ranger captains about to take the field for the opening coin flip.  

When he took the job this past winter, Lakewood Football Coach Tom Hannan knew that his top priority was to improve a defense that gave up over 40 points per game last season. The good news: that unit gave up only 14 points Friday night to a powerful Medina team on the road. The bad news: the offense and special teams gave up a combined 16 points in a 30-14 loss to the Bees.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 12:19 AM, 08.26.2017

City Councilmembers Go To Bat For Citizen Priorities, Innovations In 2017 And 2018 Budgets

City Council kicked off the 2018 city budget-writing process in early September by proposing a dozen innovations to improve City operations as well as neighborhood priorities originating with Lakewood residents. Councilmembers put forward initiatives that are modest in cost but could lead to quality of life improvements. Examples include park improvement plans for Webb and Kauffman Parks, increased shade at pools, full-court outdoor basketball, curb repair, improved bicycle infrastructure, installing electric vehicle charging stations, purchasing clean power, calming traffic, recycling in parks, and opioid addiction intervention.

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Volume 13, Issue 18, Posted 9:26 PM, 09.19.2017

Children & Youth: Thinking About Money

Good financial habits can be taught at an early age. The Library is proud to feature a number of programs aimed at youth of all ages. To celebrate,  we’ll be hosting a money-themed scavenger hunt for children of all ages throughout September.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Congratulations To 671 Lakewood Summer Readers! THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS!

A young summer reader who completed 30 books this summer!

Congratulations to 671 Summer Readers from birth through twelfth grade who finished the Lakewood Public Library summer reading club by reading either 30 books, 30 chapters or 30 hours from May 15, 2017 through August 7, 2017. A total of 2,792 children and students were registered for the Summer Reading Club this summer; 21,803 books/chapters and 3,090 hours of reading were completed. WOW! Readers recorded their reading and checked in at the Main Library and/or the Madison Branch throughout the summer and received support and encouragement from library staff, parents, caregivers, and community supporters as we all joined together to prevent the "summer slide."

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

LPL Calendar of Events compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, September 6 (for Burmese speakers)
Financial Literacy Workshops for Burmese and Nepali Speakers
Presentation by Asian Services in Action

Asian Services in Action (ASIA Inc.) will present Financial Literacy workshops for Burmese (Sept. 6, 2017) and Nepali (Sept. 13, 2017) refugee families to learn about budgeting, banking, credit and more. This program is being held in conjunction with the Thinking Money exhibit, which is will be on display at Main Library from September 1st through October 6th. Thinking Money strives to teach tweens, teens and their parents, caregivers and educators about financial literacy topics—like saving, spending and avoiding fraud—in a way that is not only understandable, but fun. 
7:00 p.m. in the Madison Branch Meeting Room

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Space: Above & Beyond Roleplay At The Library: 5th-8th Grade

What role would you play if you were given the opportunity to be one of the first colonists on Mars? What skills would you need to survive years in space with no help from Earth? How would you design the perfect space station or colony using Lego bricks? Just how different would the world be now if the Russians had won the space race instead of the Americans? Join us and find out!

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

International Dot Day Fun

International Dot Day was created to encourage students to explore their creativity. The inspiration behind the event is the children’s book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. It tells the story of a teacher who motivates a doubting student to trust in her own abilities and from a dot on a page the child goes on to make her mark. The book The Dot has been translated into over 25 languages, including Braille. Since the first Dot Day in 2009, the number of involved students in both schools and libraries around the globe has skyrocketed. It has grown to a world-wide celebration with children from 168 countries expected to participate in 2017.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Family Fun With Magic Bob

Witness a fascinating display of tricks and illusions and be dazzled by this versatile performer when Lakewood Public Library presents Family Fun with Magic Bob. Children and their families are invited to join in the fun as Magic Bob executes dazzling illusions and clever sleight of hand tricks. Classic magic fills this child friendly presentation that will be a delight for all ages.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Thinking Money: Financial Literacy Lessons for All Ages

Lakewood Public Library is pleased to announce that Thinking Money, a traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens and the adults in their lives about financial literacy, will be on display from September 5th to October 6th, 2017 in the Main Library 2nd Floor Gallery.  Lakewood Public Library was one of only fifty libraries nationwide chosen to host the exhibit and receive programming allowance.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

7th Annual "Let's Love Lakewood" Community Outreach Event

Lakewood New Life Church (LNLC) celebrated its 7th annual “Let’s Love Lakewood”community outreach event on Saturday August 12th. At the event, LNLC gave away 530 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need, offered prayer to families, and provided a place for families to register for Toys for Tots. LNLC will be contacting the families selected to receive their toys sometime in December.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Grab Your Cape And Run For A Good Cause!

YC participant Huston, who is blind, heads towards the finish line with help from teen volunteer, Caitlin, at last year’s Youth Challenge Superhero Dash at Lakewood Park.

Hundreds of runners, walkers and rollers (participants in wheelchairs) will be dressing as their favorite Superheroes and helping raise money for young people with physical disabilities at the Youth Challenge Superhero Dash. The 32nd Annual Race Day, in memory of former Trustee Dave Hardman, will take place Saturday, September 16 at Lakewood Park.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Why I Support Tristan Rader For City Council-At-Large

There are so many issues and events happening in this city, and when I moved to Lakewood close to three years ago this October, there was one person I knew who respected people and got around issues and causes that people supported simply because he cares about the community he lives in. That person is Tristan Rader. 

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

It's Time for a Teddy Bear Picnic!

Children dance with their teddy bears at last year's Teddy Bear Picnic.

The teddy bear is over 100 years old but it’s still a popular children’s toy. This lovable stuffed animal has a day all its own, National Teddy Bear Day. To celebrate, Lakewood Public Library is hosting a Teddy Bear Picnic on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017

Letter to the Editor - Wagar Park Extension Onto Rosewood Ave.

I submitted the following letter to the Mayor and my councilpersons, and received a reply from Tom Bullock who met with me at the park.  He stated that the city would "probably" pilot the art installation and observe the impact of the traffic diversion for a year.  My impression from him was that there have been no objections to the closing of Rosewood Avenue at Park Place and that no concerns for convenience or safety (including timely emergency access) have been expressed by the residents of Rosewood, Orchard Grove or Park Place.  Any area resident, recognizing that north-eastbound traffic on Hilliard now has an additional 3 traffic lights and 6 turns to navigate before it reaches Rosewood, should have something to say about it.  I share my objections and concerns here, hoping to persuade others to seriously consider the situation and speak up too.

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017