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Deck The Halls

The Lakewood Historical Society's annual Christmas Sale on the Grounds has everything you need for holiday decorating, entertaining and gift-giving.  Everything to Deck your Halls and support a great community organization.

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Volume 14, Issue 23, Posted 2:28 PM, 12.04.2018

Become An AARP Tax Aide Volunteer And Help Make A Difference

The IRS sponsored AARP Tax Aide Program is looking for volunteers for the 2018 tax filing season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aides provide free personal income tax assistance and tax form preparation for low and moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 50+. During tax season, we set up tax preparation sites, many of them at public libraries and senior centers in western Cuyahoga County. Last year, about 34,600 volunteers across the country helped prepare more than 1.5 million free federal tax returns at over 5,000 sites.

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Volume 14, Issue 23, Posted 2:28 PM, 12.04.2018

LakewoodAlive To Complete Volunteer Housing Project On Giving Tuesday, November 27

Giving Tuesday represents a global giving movement. It’s a day during which people can help others through the gifts of time, talent and resources. In that spirit, LakewoodAlive will be giving back to our community on Giving Tuesday 2018 by undertaking a volunteer project to rake leaves for 10 households in need within our city’s neighborhoods.

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Volume 14, Issue 22, Posted 4:01 PM, 11.20.2018

LakewoodAlive’s Ian Andrews Honored As Member Of Crain’s 2018 Forty Under 40 Class

LakewoodAlive Executive Director Ian Andrews has been selected as a member of the 2018 Forty Under 40 class by Crain’s Cleveland Business. The honor is bestowed to community leaders who, despite being young, have made a considerable impact within Northeast Ohio through professional successes and civic contributions.      

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Volume 14, Issue 20, Posted 2:25 PM, 10.16.2018

Transfiguration Parish's 9th Annual Harvest Pork Chop Dinner & Raffle

Please mark your calendar now and plan to participate in Transfiguration Parish’s 9th Annual Harvest Pork Chop Dinner & Raffle to be held on Sunday, October 28th, 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!

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Volume 14, Issue 20, Posted 2:25 PM, 10.16.2018

Connecting For Kids To Honor Kind Kid; Nominations Now Being Accepted

Do you know a child who goes above and beyond to help others? If so, nominate him or her for the Connecting for Kids Kind Kid Award.

The Kind Kid Award is given to a child under 13 years of age who demonstrates kindness and compassion to peers. The nomination should include specific examples of acts of kindness performed by the nominee.

The nomination deadline is Thursday, November 1, 2018. To nominate a child, please fill out the online form found on the organization’s website at https://connectingforkids.org/Board-Awards. Every child nominated will receive a certificate to reinforce his or her actions.

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Volume 14, Issue 20, Posted 2:25 PM, 10.16.2018

HELP Cornucopia Continues Legacy Of Service And Food!

HELP Foundation returned to Lakewood earlier this year when they acquired Cornucopia in February and while the name has changed the vital services provided continue to expand. HELP Cornucopia continues to provide people who have disabilities with exemplary vocational training and employment services while serving the community the delicious food that made Cornucopia a local favorite.

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Volume 14, Issue 20, Posted 2:25 PM, 10.16.2018

LakewoodAlive To Host “Depression, Anxiety And Teens” Community Forum On November 13

The struggle with depression and anxiety is very real for today’s teenagers. It’s estimated that one in five adolescents from all walks of life will suffer from depression at some point during their teen years. Thankfully, we as a community have the power to support and encourage our youth by addressing this important societal issue. 

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Volume 14, Issue 20, Posted 2:25 PM, 10.16.2018

Lakewood Historical Society Fall Sale

Lakewood Historical Society will hold its popular Fall Sale on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.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, framed artwork, tools, toys and more. We have salvage pieces including  interior/exterior doors,  glass door knobs and hardware, wood windows and more. Measure before you come and be ready to move items yourself, salvage sells quickly. Additional items include a dining room set, fall decorations, vinyl records, sport trading cards, housewares, baskets, light fixtures, lamps and miscellaneous furniture.

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Volume 14, Issue 19, Posted 2:26 PM, 10.02.2018

LakewoodAlive To Host “Knowing Your Home: How To Stock Your Tool Box” Workshop On October 18

Having the right tools can make all the difference, empowering you to tackle DIY projects around your home. But how can you be sure your tool box is up to the challenge? 

LakewoodAlive will host Knowing Your Home: How to Stock Your Tool Box on Thursday, October 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lakewood Hardware (16608 Madison Avenue). The 13th workshop of 2018 for this popular home maintenance educational series aims to take the guesswork out of determining what you need to achieve a well-stocked tool box that’s capable of addressing the home repair project at-hand.  

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Volume 14, Issue 19, Posted 2:26 PM, 10.02.2018

LakewoodAlive Launches Crowdfunding To Implement Tool Lending Library

Lakewood is a city of beautiful old homes, but with unique charm and history comes great responsibility. As many of Lakewood’s 17,000+ housing units enter or approach their second century, it’s more important than ever to ensure our homes remains healthy and safe.   

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Volume 14, Issue 19, Posted 2:26 PM, 10.02.2018

Trials For Hope Sock Hop Fundraiser

On Saturday September 22nd, 2018 Trials For Hope will be hosting our Sock Hop at American Legion Post 703 at 7667 York Rd in Parma to raise funds, donations and awareness for our outreach programs. The event will be a dinner (meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, bread, salad and dessert) along with music, raffles, door prizes, side boards and 50/50. Drink tickets will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20/adult and $10/children under 12. Doors open at 5 pm.

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Volume 14, Issue 18, Posted 10:34 AM, 09.18.2018

Need For Community Volunteers

Lakewood Community Services Center Seeks Volunteers!

If you have a few hours to spare each week and if you want to join LCSC in the fight to end hunger in the community, these volunteer opportunities could be a perfect fit for you.

LCSC is the emergency food pantry for Lakewood, Rocky River and Westlake and we could use some dedicated help during the hours of 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. We currently provide food assistance to over 7,000 individuals each year! We could not do this important work without our volunteers.

There are two ways in with you can help us.

 

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Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 4:23 PM, 09.04.2018

Run With The Superheroes 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 33rd Annual Race Day, in memory of former Trustee Dave Hardman, will take place Saturday, September 22, at Lakewood Park.

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Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 4:23 PM, 09.04.2018

Lakewood Residents To Meet 2018 Candidates For State And Local Office

Who: The Residents of Lakewood and Candidates for State and Local Office

What: Lakewood Meets the Candidates 2018: Social and Voter Registration Drive

When: Sunday, September 16, 2018, from 2-4pm

Where: Lakewood Woman’s Club Pavilion at Lakewood Park

Event Organizers: Laura Rodriguez-Carbone, Cuyahoga County Democratic Committee Central Committee, Lakewood 1B; Teresa Schleicher, Cuyahoga County Democratic Committee Central Committee, Lakewood 1D; Kate McCarthy, Cuyahoga County Democratic Committee Central Committee, Lakewood 1I

Special Guests:

Ohio State Representative, Nickie Antonio (D), District 13, Candidate for Ohio State Senate

Ohio State Senator Mike Skindell (D), District 23, Candidate for Ohio State Representative

Deborah M. Turner, Candidate for Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

Ashley Kilbane, Candidate for Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

 

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Volume 14, Issue 15, Posted 1:35 PM, 08.07.2018

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2018 Applicants

In 2006, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, along with former Cleveland Mayor Michael White, established a leadership training program for engaged neighborhood leaders. The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free, 16 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities.

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 6:08 PM, 07.03.2018

Lakewood Women’s Club Hosts Second Annual Women Honoring Women

Nancy Gianni, Chief Belief Officer at GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, was the keynote speaker Thursday, May 10 at this year’s Women Honoring Women, Lakewood Women’s Club 2nd annual spring fundraiser hosted at Georgetown Vosh.

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 6:08 PM, 07.03.2018

Strengthening Democracy: The Lakewood Chapter Of The League Of Women Voters

Most people know that the League of Women Voters registers voters. But the League of also studies issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. As an example, the League was an active partner in Fair Districts, the group that fought against gerrymandering in Ohio (Issue 1 passed by almost 75% in the May election). And the Greater Cleveland League of Women Voters supports ethics in government, public libraries, a health care system that delivers adequate healthcare to all citizens of Cuyahoga County, and other relevant issues. 

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Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 06.05.2018

Nanze Happy Hour Fundraiser To Benefit Malawi Children

Nanze invites you to join us for an evening of food, fun, and festivities at its happy hour fundraiser on Saturday June 2 at Around the Corner, 18616 Detroit Ave.! The $25 ticket price includes unlimited beer, & well drinks, as well as assorted appetizers. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the bar will be open 7-9 pm. There will also be a Chinese raffle, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle.

Nanze currently operates a nursery school and in September of 2017 opened its doors to Nanze Primary in the village of Chikwasa located in Malawi. Children in grades 1-4, will no longer have to walk 7 kilometers one way to receive an education. In addition to building a primary school, Nanze constructed a borehole to provide safe drinking water and has also constructed sanitation facilities and 3 teacher housing units. While our donors were great to us last year, Nanze is still in need of funds to complete Phase Two of our education initiative. With your help, we look to construct three additional classrooms, four sanitations facilities and teacher housing units. We hope that you can continue to help improve the lives of children in one of the poorest countries in the world. See you June 2nd!

Tickets can be purchased at  https://nanze.eventbrite.com

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Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 3:06 PM, 05.15.2018

Spring Sale Weekend: April 20 & 21

The Historic Nicholson House, 13335 Detroit Ave, is filled to the brim and ready for shoppers Friday, April 20th, 1:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday, April 21th, 10:00 am – 3:00 p.m. Tabletops & Trifles features displays of:

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Volume 14, Issue 8, Posted 3:27 PM, 04.17.2018

Spring Sale At Nicholson House

Mark your calendar for Friday, April 20th, 1:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday, April 21th, 10:00 am – 3:00 p.m., because you won’t want to miss the Lakewood Historical Society’s special event, Tabletops & Trifles. This elegant sale will feature displays of:

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Volume 14, Issue 7, Posted 12:07 PM, 04.03.2018

Issue One Forum At O'Neill Healthcare Lakewood On April 5

Susan Murnane, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland will speak on Issue One at O'Neill Healthcare Lakewood at 3:45 on April 5 in the 4th floor education room of the Assisted Living Building, 1381 Bunts Rd., Lakewood. Murnane's talk will be followed by a question and answer session.

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Volume 14, Issue 7, Posted 12:07 PM, 04.03.2018

Foundation Planning Task Force Nearing Finish

The Foundation Planning Task Force (“FPTF”)  has been entrusted with exploring, discussing, and recommending to City Council the nature, scope, mission, and governance of a new wellness foundation for the benefit of Lakewood—for more information, please visit http://www.onelakewood.com/wellness-foundation-task-force/— to be completed within a sixteen to eighteen month time-frame. The task force completed an information-gathering phase, and has begun to work with Kohrman Jackson & Krantz to outline their recommendations for the Mayor & City Council. Below is a summary of their work done in pursuit of completing their task(s) in a timely manner: 

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Volume 14, Issue 7, Posted 7:27 PM, 03.20.2018

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 14, Issue 5, Posted 9:40 PM, 03.06.2018

3rd Annual "Marge Madness" Basketball Tournament Fundraiser For St. Joseph Academy

In conjunction with St. Joseph Academy, the Daniels-Green family is having their 3rd annual "Marge Madness" basketball tournament to raise funds for the Maggie Daniels Memorial Scholarship. The tournament will be held on March 25th at St. Joseph Academy on Rocky River Dr., Cleveland. The tournament will be 3-on-3 format basketball games. There will be a raffle and silent auction. A social hour Saturday evening, 5-8:30 pm, will be held at the Masthead Brewing Company.  
 
Maggie was born and raised in Lakewood. She attended St. Luke grade school, St. Joseph Academy and eventually graduated from Magnificat HS. She went on to get her teaching degree from Notre Dame College. All through these years Maggie played basketball. Maggie then relocated to Hickory, NC, where she became an English Literature teacher and basketball coach. After five years in the Newton-Conover school system, Maggie transferred to Discovery HS in Newton, NC. She aspired to be a student counselor and as such, enrolled at Appalachian State University to get her degree. She was one week shy of getting her degree when she taken from us in a violent crime.  
 
Tournament website: www.margemadness.org.
 
    

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Volume 14, Issue 5, Posted 9:40 PM, 03.06.2018

Final Call For Nominations For Lakewood's Women Honoring Women Event

The Lakewood Women’s Club annual event, Women Honoring Women, is fast approaching on May 10th, 2018. The main focus of this event is to honor women who work or live in the community and whom are making notable contributions to it. The application deadline was recently extended from January 26th to February 23rd in the hopes to receive a few more applications for the two categories; Emerging and Distinguished leaders.

All the event information and application is on our website:
https://lakewoodwomensclub.weebly.com under the Events tab.

Last years event at Georgetow/Vosh was a huge success and raised money for our then charity recipient, Trinity of Lakewood and a high school graduate who was selected from our scholarship program.

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Volume 14, Issue 4, Posted 12:12 PM, 02.20.2018