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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

Lakewood Kiwanis K Kids Awareness Week

February 19-23, 2018 is Kiwanis International recognition week for Kiwanis K Kids. Lakewood Kiwanis is proud to sponsor 3 K Kid Clubs in our community: Grant Elementary School, Horace Mann Elementary School and Family Life Before and After Care at Harrison Elementary School.

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Volume 14, Issue 3, Posted 4:45 PM, 02.06.2018

Come Home To Lakewood!

The Lakewood Historical Society's biennial "Come Home to Lakewood" house tour occurs on September 9th, the first Sunday after Labor Day. While that seems far in the future, the planning process is already underway, and we need your help! We need to know the houses you want to see, those you drive by and wish you could get inside. Or perhaps you'd like to volunteer your own house. Give us the address, and we'll do the rest. We'll contact the owners to let them know they've been nominated, and ask if they'd be willing to showcase their home. If so, we'll visit, and choose from the nominees those that would make up the most unique and fascinating tour. We'll be rounding up our possibilities over the next few weeks, so don't delay, make your nominations today! You may nominate by:

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Volume 14, Issue 3, Posted 4:45 PM, 02.06.2018

Lakewood Athletic Boosters Annual Night At The Races

The Lakewood Athletic Boosters are holding their 14th annual Night at the Races fundraiser on Saturday March 10, 2018. This entertaining event raises funds to support middle and high school student-athletes in the Lakewood City Schools district. Night at the Races is for adults age 21 and older. Doors open at 6 p.m. and races start at 7:30. 

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Volume 14, Issue 3, Posted 4:45 PM, 02.06.2018

Stuff the Subaru For My Best Friend's Bowl 2018

MBFB has been providing food to pet owners experiencing difficulty providing for their pets since 2011. Once again, My Best Friend's Bowl will be accepting donations of dry dog and cat food and litter for their major food drive for the year.

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 9:51 PM, 01.23.2018

H2O Tributary Bash: Flood The World With Kindness

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of Help to Others (H2O)! An unprecedented collaboration between the City of Lakewood, the Lakewood City Schools, and private and corporate donors, H2O connects students with volunteer opportunities to help them develop a strong desire to serve the community. Over the past 25 years more than 10,000 Lakewood middle and high school students have donated more than 90,000 hours of volunteer work to Lakewood and the Greater Cleveland area through H2O. 

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 9:51 PM, 01.23.2018

Lakewood Women’s Club To Host 2nd Annual Spring Fundraiser Nominations Open Now For “Women Honoring Women”

Lakewood Women’s Club is seeking nominations for its second annual spring fundraiser, “Women Honoring Women,” to be presented on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Georgetown Vosh in Lakewood, Ohio. The event will recognize outstanding women whose charitable and civic service has made an exceptional impact in Lakewood, Ohio.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Giant Menorah To Light Up Crocker Park

For the third year in a row, locals of Cleveland's western suburbs will enjoy Hanukkah celebrated in style with a giant Menorah lighting and grand Hanukkah party at Westlake's Crocker Park.

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017

AARP Free Tax Aide

AARP free tax aide brings you free electronic filing of your tax returns. The IRS certified volunteers are ready to help income tax payers of all ages. You do not need to be an AARP member to receive this service. A photo ID and social security number are required at time of visit. Bring last year's tax return if possible.

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 5:56 PM, 11.21.2017

Frontline Service Teams With Geiger's To Provide Toys And Coats For The Homeless

FrontLine Service, Cuyahoga County’s largest provider of services to help the homeless, has joined forces with Geiger’s to make sure families in poverty receive toys and basic need items this holiday season. The organizations are also cooperating on a parallel program to provide coats to help the homeless over a cold Cleveland winter.

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 5:56 PM, 11.21.2017

Christmas Sale On The Grounds

The Lakewood Historical Society's annual Christmas Sale on the Grounds has everything you need for holiday decorating, entertaining and gift-giving.      

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 5:56 PM, 11.21.2017

Santa Paws To Visit Lakewood

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Paws and he is coming to Lakewood. He will pose for portraits with his animal friends and their humans companions on Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 1 to 5 PM at Pet's General Store, 16821 Madison Ave., Lakewood, OH.

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 5:56 PM, 11.21.2017

8th Annual Harvest Pork Chop Dinner and Raffle

On Sunday, October 29, Transfiguration Parish will hold its 8th Annual Harvest Pork Chop Dinner in the parish hall at 12608 Madison Avenue, Lakewood. Dinners will be served from noon until 3:30 p.m. Each dinner includes two pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, sauerkraut (optional), green beans, applesauce, dinner roll, dessert, and coffee. The cost for dinner tickets is $15 for adults, $6 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children age 4 and under. Purchasing dinner tickets in advance is strongly recommended for both dine-in and for take-out dinners. A limited number of dinners will be available at the door. Phone reservations (to be paid at the door) can be made by October 22 by calling 216-228-1134 or 216-269-9801. Please note that any unclaimed reservations will be released for sale at 3 p.m. on October 29.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

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

During the month of October, Connecting for Kids will be celebrating kindness with Facebook posts, newsletter articles and website resources that provide families with tips for teaching kindness and compassion to their children. As part of this celebration, the organization is opening up nominations for the Kind Kid Award.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

Historical Society Fall Sale

Lakewood Historical Society will hold its popular Fall Sale on Saturday, October 21 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 a huge assortment of salvage pieces including interior/exterior doors, leaded glass windows, stained glass, cabinet doors, glass door knobs, wood shutters, register covers and cabinet hardware. Measure before you come and be ready to move items yourself, salvage sells quickly. Additional items include Hitchcock chairs, a Bernina Artista Sewing Machine, bookshelves, ceiling fixtures and chandeliers, wicker pieces, beautiful vintage window cornices and much more.

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 5:13 PM, 10.03.2017

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

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

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!

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

O'Neill Healthcare Lakewood's 10th Annual Dog Show

O'Neill Healthcare Lakewood hosted their 10th Annual Community Dog Show on Sunday, August 13, 2017. We would like to extend a very special thank-you to all of the vendors and raffle sponsors:

Latrese Yelder, Howard Hanna Lakewood
Mary Drake, Holistic Pet Care & Grooming
Maria Pabon, Paparazzi Jewelry
Carmen Rentas, Carmen’s Pastelillios
Dr. Marcello Mellino, Mellino Photography
David Stein, Cotton
Gordon Geiger, Geiger’s
Tamara Racin, Paisley Monkey
Greg Schnupp, Pet’s General
Mary Lou Griffin, Crust
Marcia Broski
Cleveland APL

Thank you to the community for supporting our event and bringing your dogs, as well as the Cleveland APL for bringing a couple of cats and dog “Franklin” for adoption! This was the dog show’s best year yet for fundraising! 100% of the proceeds from food and raffle sales were donated to the Lakewood Animal Shelter.

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

30th Annual Lakewood Community Festival Caps Off Summer

Celebrate family, community and cultural heritage at the 30th annual Lakewood Community Festival on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Madison Park, 13029 Madison Avenue. The day of fun and activities for the entire family will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

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

CLE Diaper Drive

WHAT​: Cleveland is hosting a city-wide, East​ ​vs​ ​West​ ​diaper​ ​drive​ ​to support our neighbors in need.

WHY​: One​ ​in​ ​three​ families in the U.S. struggles with diaper need, and things are even worse here in Cleveland, where half​ ​of children​ ​live​ ​in​ ​poverty​. It’s no wonder families are struggling to afford diapers when the cost of diapering one child can cost abo ut $1,000​ ​per​ ​year​. This need is compounded by the fact that no government subsidies currently cover or assist with the cost of diapers.

WHEN:​ September​ ​23rd-30th

Special​ ​Kick-off​ ​Events

Friday, September 22 from ​6-9 p.m. CLE​ ​Diaper​ ​Drive​ ​Fundraiser!

 

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

Community Kickball Tournament & Carnival

Cheer on your neighbors as they face off, Madison vs. Detroit, at Jimmie Foxx Memorial Baseball Field on Sunday, August 27, 2017, for the first-ever Kauffman Park Kickball Tournament & Carnival. Games (best two out of three) will last 7 innings or 45 minutes, whichever comes first. Adults and children 14 and older are invited to play. Registration is $10 for an individual, $25 for a business “celebrity.” All proceeds benefit improvements to Kauffman Park.

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Volume 13, Issue 16, Posted 6:15 PM, 08.15.2017

Lakewood Elementary School Boys Invited To Join Cub Scouts August 28 At Harding Middle School

Lakewood’s Cub Scout Packs announced an Open House Recruiting night Monday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. The location is Harding Middle School. All boys in first through fifth grades can join Cub Scouts for camping, community service, and fun filled activities. The event is sponsored by the four Lakewood Cub Scout Packs. Prospective Scouts can race a Pinewood Derby car, sail a rain gutter regatta boat, test out camping equipment, and - weather permitting – launch a rocket made only of construction paper!

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Volume 13, Issue 16, Posted 6:15 PM, 08.15.2017

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2017 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 13, Issue 14, Posted 12:35 PM, 07.18.2017

Shabbat In The Park Open To Community

jHUB, an initiative which provides interfaith couples and families new ways to comfortably explore, discover, and personalize the meaning of Jewish culture and values in our modern world, is offering Shabbat in the Park on Friday, June 23rd from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lakewood Park. For this potluck dinner jHUB will provide an entrée, drinks, and crafts for kids, and attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

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Volume 13, Issue 11, Posted 12:39 PM, 06.06.2017

Free Summer Lunches For Kids At Church Of The Ascension

School-age kids from preschool through grade 12 can get a free, nutritious lunch every weekday from June 12 through August 11 at the Church of the Ascension, 13216 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood. Meals also are available at no charge to those with disabilities through age 21 who participate in a recognized school program for individuals with developmental or physical disabilities.

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Volume 13, Issue 11, Posted 12:39 PM, 06.06.2017

Lakewood Area Collaborative Job Club Meeting

The Lakewood Area Collaborative hosts a monthly Job Club on the fourth Tuesday of the month, at Lakewood United Methodist Church, at 15700 Detroit Ave. It is an excellent motivational support system with professional discussions on suggested topics at each meeting, while providing links to necessary resources in the local community to help members find employment in today’s job market. 

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Volume 13, Issue 10, Posted 3:13 PM, 05.16.2017

Lakewood Women’s Club's First Spring Fundraiser Attracts An Influential Crowd

Georgetown Vosh, located in Lakewood, Ohio, hosted over 120 of the area’s most influential women, Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Lakewood Women’s Club’s inaugural spring fundraiser, “Women Honoring Women.” Laura Ponticello, award-winning author and publisher who is best known for her books “Live the Life of Your Dreams” and “The Art of Self Transformation, A Guide to Awakening,” was the keynote speaker.

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Volume 13, Issue 10, Posted 3:01 PM, 05.16.2017

Showcase Re-Sale Store

If you are looking for a resale store that has the feel of a chic boutique, the Showcase Resale Store at 15404 Madison Avenue awaits you! With a new spring and summer inventory, the store offers clothing for men, women, and children, shoes, handbags, jewelry, housewares, books, pictures, toys and other miscellaneous items. On Tuesdays, all store merchandise (except jewelry) is 50% off for any customer 50 years of age or older. On any day other than Tuesday, if you bring in this original article and buy one item at full value, you will receive an item of lesser or equal value free. 

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Volume 13, Issue 10, Posted 3:01 PM, 05.16.2017

Volunteers Needed for LCAC Spring Cleaning Distribution

Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation, aka “the food drive people” switches gears every May to help provide cleaning supplies and hygiene items for Lakewood families and seniors in need. This year LCAC is expanding their drive to assist 250 households. The spring cleaning donations are especially appreciated by recipients because cleaning supplies and toiletries are expensive and not covered under the WIC program.

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Volume 13, Issue 9, Posted 4:19 PM, 05.02.2017

Lakewood Women’s Club First Spring Fundraiser Attracts An Influential Crowd

Laura Ponticello, award-winning author and publisher who is best know for her books “Live the Life of Your Dreams” and “The Art of Self Transformation, A Guide to Awakening,” will be the keynote speaker Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Lakewood Women’s Club inaugural spring fundraiser, “Women Honoring Women.”

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Volume 13, Issue 8, Posted 10:01 PM, 04.18.2017

Lakewood Area Collaborative Job Club Meeting

The Lakewood Area Collaborative hosts a monthly Job Club on the fourth Tuesday of the month, at Lakewood United Methodist Church, at 15700 Detroit Ave. It is an excellent motivational support system with professional discussions on suggested topics at each meeting, while providing links to necessary resources in the local community to help members find employment in today’s job market. 

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Volume 13, Issue 8, Posted 10:01 PM, 04.18.2017