The City of Lakewood, The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO), and LakewoodAlive have partnered to find owner-occupants and developers to rehabilitate two currently vacant boarding houses (1446 Mars Avenue; 1436 Grace Avenue) in an effort to further strengthen our community’s historic neighborhoods.
Because we’ve had so many requests for it, and because we have SO much great merchandise, for the first time, Christmas Sale on the Grounds will have a Friday preview sale from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on December 6. Admission will be $10 at the door for the opportunity to shop before the public sale and enjoy steaming wassail and delectable holiday cookies as you browse.
This year at Light Up Lakewood we have made some really fantastic additions to make your experience with family and friends all the better. The day will start at Eddie Cerino’s Casual Italian (14725 Detroit Avenue) with Breakfast with Santa. There will be three seatings, 9:00am, 9:45am and 10:30am. Tickets for Breakfast with Santa are pre-sale only and can be purchases online at www.LightUpLakewood.com or at Paisley Monkey (14471 Detroit Avenue). Brunch with Buddy will be at Jammy Buggars (15625 Detroit Avenue) from 10:30am-12:00pm. Regular menu and specials will be available during this open seating Brunch. Lunch with Santa will take place at Dewey’s Pizza (18516 Detroit Avenue) from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. They will offer their regular menu with a few special holiday items to celebrate the season. For all three, we ask for you to bring your cameras to take a picture with Santa or Buddy.
Sam Baker and Ann Marie Elaban, both juniors at Lakewood High School, have been named King and Queen of “Light Up Lakewood” for 2013. Baker and Elaban will be crowned by last year’s King and Queen, Tyler Krebs and Megan Barrett, and then will preside over the Festival parade and tree lighting on Saturday, December 7th at 5:00 PM in downtown Lakewood. A $500 scholarship prize accompanies the honor.
The goal of the Westshore Regional CERT (WSC) is to help citizens prepare for disasters common in the area, to have the skills to capably handle a variety of emergency situations, and to be a vital extension of emergency response services when needs outweigh resources. The goal of Cuyahoga County District 1 Council Representative Dave Greenspan’s Friends for the Community Foundation is to support, promote, and enhance the quality of life, public safety initiatives, programs, and services within the Westshore communities.
North Coast Health Ministry is partnering with First Federal Lakewood to conduct a toiletry drive this holiday season for NCHM’s low-income, medically underserved patients. Needed items include new toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, lotion, pocket size facial tissues, etc. Trial- and travel-size products as well as full-size items are welcome.
The Lakewood Council of PTAs is excited to host a Holiday Lights Contest for the residents and businesses of Lakewood! Participants are invited to decorate their front yards, porches, store fronts and any other space visible from the street! The style and theme of the decorating is yours to choose. We want to see YOUR best display!
Lakewood Hospital Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds exclusively for Lakewood Hospital, announces the election of Rob Elwood to the Board of Trustees.
The Lakewood Early Childhood PTA (LECPTA) is once again planning its popular children's resale of gently used children's clothing (sizes newborn to 14/16), furniture, toys and other items. The Baby Bargain Bonanza (BBB) is planned for Saturday, November 16th at Garfield Middle School which is located at 13114 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood. The sale is open to the public and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $5 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. and just $1 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
It’s true: a ranking member of the Santa Paws Public Appearance Preparedness Committee sent a tweet confirming @Santa_Paws will arrive in the nick of time for his Noon to 4:00 pm appearance at Photos with Santa Paws, scheduled for Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Pet’s General Store, 16821 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio. The fundraising event is, again this year, presented by Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park, Inc.
LakewoodAlive will host a community forum, “Housing: Securing a Second Century” on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Garfield Middle School, 13314 Detroit Avenue.
The AARP Tax Aide program needs volunteers to particiate in this community service program for the upcoming income tax season. There are openings available for tax preparation sites in Lakewood, on Cleveland's West Side and in Rocky River.
Lakewood United Methodist Church is exicite to announce that Shannon Smoot has accepted our offer to serve the Lakeowod United Methodist Church as our Director of Children’s Ministry!
Plan today for your holiday flowers so that they will arrive fresh and in plenty of time for enjoyment all through the holidays. The Lakewood Council of PTAs is offering everyone a chance to have attractive, quality poinsettias, amaryllis, cyclamen and white hydrangeas for the holiday season and beyond. Those interested can choose from several sizes and colors of poinsettias. The poinsettias are available in red, white, pink, burgundy and marble. Glitter can be added to any color poinsettia for an additional fee. If choosing an amaryllis you can choose between red, white or pink, and you have the option of either red or white if choosing a cyclamen. The white hydrangeas speak for themselves. They are only available in white but are a beautiful addition for the holidays! Can't decide which one will look the best at your house or that of the friend or relative you plan to give the plant to? Order several. You'll have flowers for yourself and for your friends and relatives or maybe keep an extra on hand for that last minute unplanned gift. They also make great hostess gifts!
Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking (SADDVS) aren’t easy topics to discuss among adults, let alone between parents and children. But thanks to growing awareness of Lakewood’s innovative Ranger 360 program, designed to educate students about these issues, the often taboo topics are coming out into the open, not only in the schools but the community at large.
The holidays are fast approaching. Many of you are thinking about them already and all the fun festivities! Calvary United Methodist Church is hosting their annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Market. It is Saturday November 2nd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mark you calendar now! Lakewood City Schools are not in session for Kindergarten through Eighth Grade on either November 7 or 8, 2013. Lakewood Early Childhood PTA has partnered wtih Kalahari Resorts to bring a chance for discounted fun at Kalahari Resorts on either of those days! Anyone who mentions "Lakewood Group Rate", when calling Kalahari, can get a discounted room on either night that includes two queen beds and four waterpark admissions!
Researchers in the 2012 presidential campaign discovered that simply asking people what time of day they plan to vote and what route they plan to drive makes it more likely they will follow through.
Transfiguration Parish will hold its 4th Annual Harvest Pork Chop Dinner & Raffle on Sunday, October 27, from noon to 4 p.m. in the parish hall at 12608 Madison Ave. in Lakewood. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Reservations are recommended by Sunday, October 20. A limited number of dinners will be available at the door. Call 216-228-1134 or 216-228-0654 for tickets or reservations.
The Board of Trustees of the Lakewood Historical Society announces the appointment of Gregory P. Palumbo as its new Executive Director.
Mr. Palumbo, a native of North Royalton, Ohio, returned to the Cleveland area recently to work at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on the Rolling Stones exhibit and at the Children’s Museum of Cleveland in University Circle. For five years ending in 2012 he was the Exhibits Manager at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s cultural museum in Clewiston, Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Mr. Palumbo worked at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in museum exhibit preparation. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree with a history major, and is a certified Interpretative Planner.
“We are excited to have a museum professional take the leadership role at the historical society,” said Kathy Haber, President of the Board of Trustees. “Greg will not only be an asset to the society but also to the community. He is engaged and engaging.”
The Executive Director position at the historical society had been vacant since the resignation of its former Executive Director in the Fall of 2012. Mr. Palumbo will be a full-time Executive Director, based at the Oldest Stone House Museum in Lakewood Park.
Light Up Lakewood, through a sponsorship program from Lakewood business owner David Stein of Plantation Home and Cotton, will once again offer two $500 scholarships to local high school students who will be crowned the festival king and queen at Light Up Lakewood, held Saturday, December 7.
LakewoodAlive is set to host what has become an annual tradition in Downtown Lakewood: the Spooky Pooch Parade. This year’s event will once again fill the streets with hundreds of our favorite canine friends donned with costumes in celebration of the Halloween season. The festival is free while the parade registration cost is $10 (to pre-register) or $15 (day-of). Bring your dogs dressed in their scariest, funniest, or most outrageous costumes. Register today at spookypoochparade.com.
Grace Lutheran Church, 13030 Madison Avenue, has relighted the three-foot cross atop its steeple after its having been dark for at least ten years. The cross is now again a bright beacon symbolizing God's grace and love for us, as revealed in Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. Penetrating the darkness for many miles all around, the lighted cross provides hope, comfort and encouragement during the night as it reminds us of the original Cross on Mount Calvary upon which Jesus, the Lamb of God, was sacrificed for our salvation.
The leaves are turning to vibrant colors of red and orange and the air is crisp and chilly. These are the signs of the fall season. Along with physical changes comes some of the most fun and thrilling activities to be experienced during the entire year. The most notable activity can easily be picked out as the scary holiday of Halloween! But what do you intend to do on this year's scariest holiday? Why not attend one of the scariest haunted pathways to be found in Lakewood and beyond?
Since 2008 Huntington Bank has been an ongoing support to the Virginia Marti College Foundation. Specifically, for the last three years they have graciously given $1500 each year to a current student at the College. The student must demonstrate a financial need, carry at least a 3.0 grade point average, and participate in community related projects above and beyond curriculum requirements.
Finally, your sense of humor can save the world! (Or at least Lakewood's homeless pet population.)
The always hilarious Last Call Cleveland will once again host an evening of sketch comedy--Laughter Unleashed--a night of claws-out comedy to benefit Citizens Committee for the Lakewood Animal Shelter!
Hilarity ensues Friday, November 1st at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at Vosh Nightclub at 1414 Riverside Drive in Lakewood and costs only $10. CCLAS encourages you stay for live music to see Justo Saborit, or to have dinner at Georgetown, after the comedy show.
Guests must be 21 & older. Tickets are available at the door or in advance online at www.cclas.info/events.
Last Call Cleveland, the guys behind such classics as The Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video, is an award-winning sketch comedy troupe that has performed in comedy festivals in New York, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, DC and Seattle. The group consists of comedians Mike Polk, Aaron McBride, Matt Zitelli and Mark McKenzie.
Mark your calendars for this hilarious fall event!
Baby Bargain Bonanza Seller Information & Policy
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Baby Bargain Bonanza has a long-standing reputation of being a quality resale of gently used baby and children’s items. We require that Sellers be sure to quality-check their items and only sell the following items:
- Gently used baby/children clothing sizes newborn–14/16, which are not faded & free of tears, stains or a pilly texture.
- Clean toys, books, puzzles that have all of their pieces and no broken parts. Please do not sell stuffed animals.
- Gently used baby furniture, strollers, highchairs, cribs/beds, bouncy seats, etc. Bedding should be clean. Drop-sided cribs can no longer be sold.
- All car seat sales are sold at your own liability. All car seats expire after 6 years. Please make sure all car seats are not expired.
Are you planning to send your child to preschool in Lakewood next fall? It might not be as daunting as choosing a college, but many area preschools begin accepting applications in January for the school year that begins in August. Find out now which area preschool is the best fit for your child. Come and hear from several Lakewood preschool representatives, ask questions and be informed about your decision.
All Lakewood preschools have been invited to participate, and this program is free and open to the public. The program will begin at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, October 28th in the Hayes Elementary School cafeteria located at 16401 Delaware Avenue. Enter near the parking lot located off of Olive Avenue and Lakewood Heights Boulevard.
The Lakewood Early Childhood PTA is part of the local, state and national PTA. It is not affiliated with any one school; but instead, strives to promote the welfare of children and families community-wide.
For more information, please visit www.lecpta.com or contact LECPTA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lakewood Women's Club kicked off their 2013-14 year on August 20th at The Cleveland Yacht Club. Members and guests gathered to discuss events and socials that are planned for the up-coming year. One of the biggest events of the season is the LWC 5K Great Pumpkin Fun Run that will be at Lakewood Park on Sunday, October 27th. All proceeds from this race will go to our charity recipients; The HUGS foundation, Lakewood H2O and our 2014 scholarship winner.
If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or are interested in lowering your risk for developing diabetes, you don’t want to miss this event presented by Lakewood Hospital on Wednesday, November 6 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility, 25777 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio.
Vintage Varieties on Saturday, October 12th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is the Lakewood Historical Society’s sale of an eclectic mix of antiques, collectibles, and even some contemporary items. There will be small furniture; a vast array of lamps, light fixtures (including spectacular Victorian fixtures) and globes; artwork, frames & mirrors, architectural salvage, including hardware; wood and primitives; baskets galore; home décor; and cool oddities. Have you ever seen a wooden carpet sweeper? Or a sampan or Siamese cat lamp from the 1950’s? How about a hammered aluminum hors d’oeuvres wheel? We have a great collection of aluminum and copper items—some functional, some for show, all of them reminiscent of mid-century. As for antiques, there’s a fantastic iron that holds its own coals for heat with a rooster catch to open it; and a plane that is as beautiful as the wood it was used to shape.
Tuesday, October 1 is a brown-letter day in Lakewood. Because brown is the color of chocolate, and October 1 is when Chocolate Walk tickets go on sale. This sweet evening has people rushing to be one of the lucky ticket holders who will get to stroll Downtown Lakewood from 6 – 9 p.m. on October 24th in search of smooth, delectable CHOCOLATE.
Calling all Crafters: Please join us for our 2nd Annual Garfield Middle School Holiday Craft Show Saturday, October 19, 2013.
Lakewood’s Spooky Pooch Parade is Saturday October 19th, 2013 12:30-3:30 p.m. Join us once again at St. Charles Green for this popular event. This year along with costumed dogs competing in a costume contest, have your kids join in on the fun and dress up for a little Spooky Pooch Trick and Treat with our over 40 vendors. We will also have a pumpkin patch provided by the Lakewood Garden Center for you to enjoy and pick up a few of your favorite spooky decorations.
LakewoodAlive is set to host what has become an annual tradition in Downtown Lakewood: the Spooky Pooch Parade. This year’s event will once again fill the streets with hundreds of our favorite canine friends wearing costumes in celebration of the Halloween season. The festival is free while the parade registration cost is $10 (pre-register) or $15 day-of. New this year: Multiple dog discounts available with pre-registration only. Bring your dogs dressed in their scariest, funniest, or most outrageous costumes. Register today at spookypoochparade.com.
More than 330 people turned out for North Coast Health Ministryâ€™s Celebration of Caring on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at LaCentre. Over $160,000 was raised through the event, which represents more than 10 percent of the organizationâ€™s operating budget and will be used to support the life-saving health care NCHM provides.
Ever wonder what it’s like to navigate the Great Lakes in a working freighter? In search of a unique, once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience? We are excited to announce that the Interlake Steamship Co. has generously donated a cruise on a Great Lakes freighter for two to three couples. You can’t buy these trips. They are available only through charitable raffles.
We all experience loss. Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind. Grief and Recovery are not often used in the same sentence. The Grief Recovery Method® is for those who desire to address the pain in their lives, due to loss, in hopes of restoring wholeness and the ability to take joy in life, in other words to recover by completing the emotional pain associated with loss. Developed by the Grief Recovery® Institute, this program is conducted by Certified Grief Recovery Specialists®. All are current or retired chaplains from Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals.
“Becoming a People of Grace and Welcome to All” is the wording of resolution 1327 which was voted on and passed by a wide margin at the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a mainline Protestant denomination, when they met in Orlando, Florida last week. Resolution 1327 reads:
LakewoodAlive invites businesses and organizations in Lakewood and surrounding areas to help ring in the holiday season at Light Up Lakewood on December 7. This winter festival is one of Northeast Ohio’s largest, having drawn 15,000 people in 2012. LakewoodAlive (a non-profit economic development organization) and the Light Up Lakewood Volunteer Committee expect even more people in attendance this year.
Lakewood Congregational Youth And Pastor To Take Plunge For Summer Mission Trip At Aug. 28 Fundraiser
Members of the Lakewood Congregational Church (LCC) Youth Fellowship want you to take the immortal words of Pat Benatar to heart and hit them with your best shot… and knock them straight into Around the Corner’s dunk tank. They’re doing it for a cause that’s near and dear to them: service work in the world around them.
As promoted and supported by FEMA, public-private partnerships are a vital element in local and national emergency management. All aspects of a community are needed to “effectively prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against any disaster” (http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=is-660).
The Kathie L. Troup Foundation 1st Annual Motorcycle Ride was held Saturday August 3rd in Lakewood. The foundation was created by Dan, Gary, Tim, and Julie Troup after the recent loss of their beloved mother to cancer. The purpose of the foundation is to annually provide concrete financial help to a worthy family struggling with medical bills associated with cancer treatment.
Imagine sipping a glass of wine or sampling an ale or IPA outdoors in the heart of Downtown Lakewood. Add live music, delicious food from local restaurants, plus the last remnants of summer’s glow and you have the Lakewood Wine & Craft Beer Festival, to be held Saturday, September 28 from 5-10 p.m. on the open-air deck behind the INA and Bailey Buildings.
Event Includes Breakfast, Full Day at Zoo, T-Shirts, Entertainment
Lakewood Early Childhood PTA is excited to invite parents and caregivers of children ages six and under to our annual Salad Supper. The event will be held at the Women's Pavilion located at Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave. in Lakewood on Tuesday, July 30th from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Please join us as we have an evening of good food and good times! Door prizes will be given away and this is a great opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers of young children in Lakewood as well as a night out! It is also an excellent opportunity to learn about Lakewood Early Childhood PTA and all that we have to offer!
Would you love to know more but can't make it to Salad Supper? Look us up at www.lecpta.com or like us on Facebook!
The winning ticket holder of North Coast Health Ministry’s Hilton Grand Vacation Club Resort raffle will receive a one week stay at a two-bedroom condo at the Hilton Grand Vacation Club property of their choice, along with a $750 travel voucher for airfare.
The winner can choose between destinations that include Hawaii, Las Vegas, Colorado, Orlando, New York, and many others. The trip is redeemable between September 2013 and August 2014. Availability of resorts at certain times may be limited.
As a public raffle, the Hilton Grand Vacation Club Resort Raffle is open to all purchasers 18 years and older.
LakewoodAlive is once again closing down Detroit Avenue for a few hours on Saturday July 13 to bring the community the Fourth Annual Lakewood Summer Meltdown from 4-10 p.m. between Arthur and Marlowe Avenues. Matt Fish and Melt Bar & Grilled will also be the title sponsor once again this year for this fast growing event.
Meltdown will kickoff at 4pm with the expanded “Healthy Lifestyle Festival” a free, interactive, family-friendly event that encourage families to exercise, eat well, and take advantage of summer weather from 4-6pm. This festival will showcase over 40 local vendors ranging from yoga to football, wrestling, fencing, ballet, meditation, vegetable gardens, interactive games, CrossFit, the Supplies for Success school supply drive, along with the famous Water Moose.
The ever-popular 5K race returns along with a beer garden, live music, and food. Last year, the Meltdown featured more than 500 runners on a relatively flat and competitive course making it one of the fastest growing races in the region. The 5K, which begins at 7 p.m. is preceded by a 1-mile Kids Fun Run which begins at 6 p.m. 5K advance registration is $23; day-of is $28. 1-mile registration is $18 and is at the event only. Sign up for the 5k race at PeaceRacing.com
Neither blazing heat nor stifling humidity nor the threat of summer thunderstorms could prevent a half dozen Rocky River Lowe’s employees from pitching in to help Cornucopia re-landscape their new training and food preparation facility on Sloane Ave. on Lakewood’s far west end Tuesday, June 25th.
The building, formerly a McDonald’s restaurant, has undergone extensive renovation and remodeling and will be used by Cornucopia, LLC to help train staff and prepare food and deli items for their retail outlet Nature’s Bin, literally at the other end of the parking lot. Cornucopia and Nature’s Bin work extensively to provide training and employment for people with learning disabilities. Nature’s Bin sells numerous organic and wholesome, healthy foods and other products.
Lakewood Hospital Foundation is proud to host the eighth annual Starry Night fundraiseron Friday, August 2, from 7–10 p.m. under the starlit tents on Belle Avenue at Detroit Road. Recognized as one of the West Side’s premier events of the summer, the festivities are held outside on LakewoodHospital’s campus where guests can dine on a variety of gourmet cuisine offerings and enjoy lively entertainment by The Chris Vance Quintet.
Proceeds from Starry Night benefit the Diabetes Assistance Initiative (DAI), a program that provides funds for diabetes testing supplies, medications and education to individuals who are unable to afford this life-saving support. The DAI is a program of the Lakewood Hospital Diabetes and EndocrineCenter. Monica Robins, WKYC News Senior Health Correspondent/Anchor, will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies.
Tickets for Starry Night begin at $100, and can be purchased at lakewoodhospitalfoundation.org/starrynight or by calling 216.529.7009. This event has sold out quickly in the past; please make your reservations early. Complimentary parking is available in the Lakewood Hospital Garage via St. Charles Street entrance.
When a woman loses her baby, no matter if it is a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death, she must be allowed to grieve and have support.
Circle of Life Birth and Family Services has started a group for mothers grieving. The group is facilitated by a grief counselor.
We believe we are building awareness and support to families in need. The grief of losing an infant or miscarriage is minimized in our society. Unlike the loss of a parent or grandparent- it's taboo. Infant loss is often a hidden tragedy that leaves parents with nowhere to turn.
Loss group will be the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. It will be located at Circle of Life, 15800 Detroit Ave Suite D in Lakewood. For more information please go to our website www.circleoflifebirthservices.org or email Colleen Kennedy-Schroeder at email@example.com or call 216-299-8522.
It’s no secret to Lakewood residents that the Greater Cleveland region is in the midst of a major rebirth. All the “buzz” about our hometown has reached into rural North Carolina. Sixty middle school and high school students from the combined youth choirs of First Baptist Church of Mount Holly and Marion, North Carolina were inspired to plan a “Cleveland Rocks” mission trip and are in town until June 24.
While in Cleveland, the choir members performed for Hospice of the Western Reserve’s patients at David Simpson Hospice House on E. 185th St. and Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, and took part in projects at the Cleveland Food Bank, The City Mission, the Men’s Shelter, and Lutheran Metro Ministries. They are reserving time to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium and other attractions while in town. The combined choirs also sang the National Anthem at a Cleveland Indians game.
Editor’s Note: Oliver Hazard Perry is one of five living history presentations that will be part of Ohio Chautauqua 2013: When Ohio Was the Western Frontier set for June 25-29 at Lakewood Park.
Oliver Hazard Perry grew up as the son of a naval captain with experience in the American Revolution. Perry’s father, Christopher, had a warrant obtained for his son so that he would be able to bring him along on voyages, including some during the Quasi-War. Learning from the experience with his father, Oliver Hazard Perry would push his naval career ahead and see the first of his war action in The First Barbary War as an acting Lieutenant.
The Meal that Heals, a dining benefit for North Coast Health Ministry, a faith-based charitable health center providing free care to the low-income uninsured, will be held on Monday, July 8, 2013, at Players on Madison from 5 to 9 p.m. NCHM provides care to the low-income uninsured in western Greater Cleveland, including residents of Bay Village and Westlake.
The evening’s menu features a soup/salad course with a choice of tomato bell pepper bisque, mista salad or Caesar salad and the following entrée selections: penne al vodka with shrimp and sundried tomatoes; chicken francais with spring pea risotto, lemon-caper buerre blanc and tomato, baby arugula and toasted pine nut salade; potato-encrusted Norwegian salmon with orange, fennel, haricot vert, brown basmati and citrus-pommery vinaigrette; grilled hanger steak and mashed potatoes, baby arugula, roasted tomatoes and artichokes with balsamic syrup. For dessert, diners can choose betweentriple chocolate tart, crème brûlée, or lemon and mascarpone tart with raspberries.
Empty out your attic and fill up your wallet, or empty out your wallet and fill up your bags with bargains! The 4th Annual CityWide Street Sale is Thursday, Friday & Saturday June 27th through June 29th.
Sponsored by the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance (a program of LakewoodAlive,) participation in CityWide Street Sale is open to all Lakewood merchants and residents.
In celebration of the Street Sale, shop owners throughout the city will be clearing out the back room. You’ll find great deals on off-season merchandise out on the sidewalk—up to 80% off.
LakewoodAlive is offering garage sale kits to residents for $5. Kits include street sale signs, a total of 9 red, white and blue balloons, a how-to guide for a successful garage sale, price tags, stickers and more. The kits are available for purchase at lion and blue (15106 Detroit Ave.) and Paisley Monkey (14417 Detroit Ave.) Last year we sold out of these kits, so get yours ASAP.
Editor’s Note: Johnny Appleseed will be one of five living history presentations that will be part of Ohio Chautauqua 2013: When Ohio Was the Western Frontier, set for June 25-29 at Lakewood Park. You can hear more about Johnny’s story on Saturday, June 29 at 7 p.m. under the big red and white tent at Lakewood Park. To find out more about the entire slate of Chautauqua events, visit lakewoodhistory.org.
One of Ohio’s most famous legends is Johnny Appleseed’s story. Johnny Appleseed was in fact a real man, whose true name was John Chapman. The story of this farmer who fueled the apple industries of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana is quite similar to the popular folklore.
Born in 1774 in Massachusetts, John Chapman was the son of Nathaniel Chapman, who was both a farmer and Revolutionary soldier. As a young man, Nathaniel apprenticed John to a local orchard where he absorbed all of his knowledge about apples. When he turned 18, he left Massachusetts for the west side of Pennsylvania.
For the 15th consecutive year, Hospice of the Western Reserve will host Together We Can, a children’s bereavement day camp, at Red Oak Camp, 9057 Kirtland-Chardon Road in scenic Kirtland. This year’s camp is scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 6-8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required by July 1.
Each year, up to 60 campers between the ages of six and 14 who have experienced the death of a loved one spend three days in this beautiful natural setting interacting with other children who have also had someone special die.
“There’s nothing better than seeing all these kids who have experienced so many different losses come together in a beautiful setting to share stories, learn new ways to handle their grief, and have fun with other kids who understand what they’re going through,” said Karen Hatfield, counseling team leader at the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Cleveland is planning to open a fifth Ozanam Center food pantry, thanks to proceeds from its inaugural benefit held on May 4 at St. Basil the Great in Brecksville. Some 170 attendees, including dignitaries, clergy members, sponsors and volunteers from the Society’s participating parishes attended the fundraiser, which generated more than $9,000 for Northeast Ohio’s poor. Lakewood residents Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and his wife, Shannon, served as honorary co-chairs of the evening, which also honored SVDP’s many volunteers.
Downtown Lakewood will be jamming July 13 at the Fourth Annual Lakewood Summer Meltdown from 4-10 p.m. on Detroit Avenue between Arthur and Marlowe Avenues. Presented by LakewoodAlive and title sponsor Melt Bar & Grilled, the Meltdown is the best of family fun, adult entertainment and healthy living all rolled into a summer festival.
The former StreetWalk has evolved into the “Healthy Lifestyle Festival” a free, interactive, family-friendly event that encourage families to exercise, eat well, and take advantage of summer weather. “The event combines the best of elements of Lakewood,” said Ian Andrews, LakewoodAlive Executive Director. “This includes enjoying a summer afternoon in a walkable, vibrant Downtown District, engaging families, healthy food and wellness, and entertainment.” The festival will showcase over 40 local vendors ranging from yoga to football, CrossFit to ballet along with the famous Water Moose.
Cornucopia, Inc., a northeast Ohio nonprofit that provides vocational training for people with disabilities and the owner/operator of Nature’s Bin, a full service natural foods market in Lakewood, is pleased to announce that Scott Duennes, its Executive Director, has been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award in Northeast Ohio. The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The finalists were selected from over 90 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 27, 2013. Regional award winners go on to compete at the national level.