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Former Councilman Completes Basic Training

Former Ward II Councilman, Ryan Patrick Demro, recently completed a rigorous training regimen at the United States Army Infantry Center. Located at Fort Benning, Georgia, the Army’s Basic Combat Training Program consists of ten weeks of preparation in the skills requisite to be a soldier in the Army. Upon graduation, Demro moved across base to the Army’s Officer Candidate School (OCS) for another twelve weeks of training in anticipation of receiving a commission as a Second Lieutenant later this summer...
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Volume 4, Issue 11, Posted 6:14 PM, 05.17.2008

Lakewood Symphonic Choir Performs at Carnegie Hall

5/6/07 New York City : On a beautiful, sunny spring day in May, the city of Lakewood was proudly represented by a special group of Lakewood High School students who had traveled together by bus all the way to New York City to sing at one of the world's most prestigious performing arts venues, Carnegie Hall.
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Volume 3, Issue 10, Posted 9:58 PM, 05.06.2007

The Lakewood Family Room: Community Families

You're a thirty-five-year-old lawyer. You gave birth to your first child one month ago. You are breast feeding, but your baby is having choking episodes. You're frustrated. Litigation was easier.
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Volume 2, Issue 13, Posted 11:11 AM, 06.17.06

Parents, Friends and Neighbors Part II

I've started this article a dozen times. I've started it with humorous quotes from a Lakewood police officer who has two children, now young adults. I've started it with the suicide account of a gay Lakewood teen. I've started it with the murder of Matthew Shepard and the recent hatchet and gun attack in a Boston bar. I've deleted them all. Simply, with no humor, no frightening vignettes, I am writing about tender lives, the lives of children who happen to be gay.
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Volume 2, Issue 7, Posted 2:02 PM, 03.25.06

Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Program

On November, 16, 2005, Albert Panza, an 86-year-old Lakewood resident, collapsed in the third floor atrium of Lakewood Hospital. Three times a week for four years he had been attending the cardiac rehabilitation program. That day, he was at the hospital to attend a party. He brought along a box of cookies. He took a piece of cake. He sat down at a table with others. Then he lost consciousness.
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Volume 2, Issue 5, Posted 12.27 PM / 08th March 2006.