LakewoodAlive Announces 2014 Educational Lecture & Hands-On Series

LakewoodAlive will kick off the 2014 educational series on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Jammy Buggars Restaurant and Pub, 15625 Detroit Avenue. “Knowing Your Home” is a series focused on best sustainability and home maintenance practices empowering homeowners to tackle necessary repairs and improvements.

The first of a series of 11 lectures and workshops, “Knowing Your Home: The Advantages of Owning a Historic House” will focus on historic building practices, ways to use them to a homeowner's advantage as well as sustaining historic homes for another 100 years. The series will continue in March with two workshops. The first, held March 15 will be “Knowing Your Home: Everything You Need to Know about Energy Audits” where local certified energy auditors will be on hand to discuss the audit process. This will also be a good opportunity for those who have had an audit to figure out next steps. The second workshop, held March 20, will be “Knowing Your Home: Insulation Materials and Techniques.” For up-to-date information, including locations, regarding the “Knowing Your Home” series, interested participants are encouraged to follow LakewoodAlive on Facebook and Twitter, visit or call 216-521-0655.

This educational series has been generously supported by Charter One Bank, Cox Communications, Dominion Foundation, First Federal of Lakewood, The City of Lakewood and The Cleveland Foundation. In lieu of charging for these events, LakewoodAlive is asking for participants to either consider making a donation to LakewoodAlive or bringing cans of food or non-perishable items to each workshop for the Lakewood Community Services Center.

Allison Urbanek

Allison Urbanek is the Housing Outreach Director for LakewoodAlive. Allison is a housing advocate and enjoys working with homeowners to help make homeownership easier. She and her husband live in Lakewood and love being a part of the Lakewood community.

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