Old House Fair Focuses On Lakewood

Spring, is it finally here? Anyway it’s still a fine time to prioritize and start tackling some home improvements. Many Lakewood residents, businesses, and nonprofits are gearing up to continue a long standing tradition of bringing the community its very own little home-improvement show! It will be Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harding Middle School on Madison Ave. It serves as a one-stop shop bringing Lakewood resources together to meet the needs of Lakewood’s homes and the residents who care for them. About fifty exhibitors are being showcased. Their goods and services cover improvement, remodel, repair, beautification, and decorating your space and the property you call home. Special emphasis is placed on topics unique to older homes.   

Exhibitors offer their Saturday to advise, demonstrate, and inform residents whether you look to do-it-yourself or are thinking about hiring someone. Most of these exhibitors not only do business in Lakewood, but are fellow residents. They share an appreciation for older homes and have a vested interest in the condition of our community’s housing. Businesses and nonprofits alike often return to exhibit every year because this venue is an effective way to reach and inform residents about their services and resources.

Our two scheduled talks are, as usual, customized to address topics important to Lakewood. First at 11 a.m., fellow resident experts of the Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board will present “Landmarking Your Historic House.” This seven member appointed board consists of some of the most knowledgeable and passionate Lakewood residents for historic preservation. 

For our second talk at 12 and 2 p.m., Lakewood’s tree and landscaping expert, John Palmer, will be returning to help residents sort through all your yard questions and dilemmas. More on these featured talks will be in the next Lakewood Observer issue.

Known as a city of homes and with its older housing stock, Lakewood has an everpresent need for this customized event. To those of you who haven’t taken advantage of this event, as an exhibitor or resident attending, you are missing out. There truly is something for everyone. So mark your calendar for Saturday, May 3rd. Admission is free. Businesses and services wishing to exhibit can visit the Lakewood Hardware store on Madison Ave. or call 216-226-8822.

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 3:06 PM, 04.01.2014