Lakewood Republicans/Conservatives & Patriots - Mark Your Calendars

The February meeting of the Lakewood & West Park Conservatives was held at the Summer House in Lakewood. We had over 80 people that attended to hear from our all-star list of speakers including Frank La Rose and Jim Renacci. Thank you to all who made the evening an overwhelming success!

We have scheduled our next meeting for Wednesday March 16th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. It will be held at Hatfield’s Good Grub located at 16700 Lorain Avenue in West Park.

Our keynote speaker will be Chris Long, president of the Ohio Christian Alliance. In addition, we will hear from several of the candidates running for the Ohio Republican Central Committee.

Please feel free to bring your friends and neighbors. All are welcome!

If you need more information or would like to discuss further, please email me at: or call me at 216-385-8730.

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Volume 18, Issue 6, Posted 12:27 PM, 03.02.2022

Barnes and Noble Celebrates Teachers With Ninth Annual "My Favorite Teacher" Contest

High School Students Can Nominate Their Favorite K-12 Teachers for the “Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year” Award

National Winner and Their School to Split $10,000 in Cash Prizes

Barnes & Noble Crocker Park announced the launch of the 2019 “Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest,” which provides high school students with the opportunity to share their appreciation for their teachers with their local communities. Now in its ninth year, the contest  launched on Valentine’s Day to give students the opportunity to show love and appreciation to their teachers.

High school students can nominate K-12 teachers starting today, Valentine’s Day, through March 14, 2019, by writing essays, poems or thank-you letters detailing how much their teachers have impacted their lives and why they appreciate them.* Entries will be collected online only at, and will be judged on the compelling nature of the teacher’s inspiring qualities, the sincerity of the student’s appreciation and the quality of expression and writing. Only high school students 14 or older at the time of entry and active teachers employed by elementary, middle or high schools in the United States are eligible to win.

The “Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year” will receive $5,000, and their school will receive an additional $5,000. The award recipient will also be recognized at a special community celebration at their local Barnes & Noble store. The student who writes the national winning essay, poem or thank-you letter will win a $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.


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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 12:58 PM, 03.05.2019

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Volume 15, Issue 2, Posted 5:11 PM, 01.08.2019

'Climate Action' Tour Stops In Lakewood On Sunday, Aug. 19

If you ever feel daunted by the challenge of climate change, University of California air pollution scientist Shahir Masri and educator Athina Simolaris can relate. But the two young Californians have decided to overcome feelings of powerlessness by pausing their careers this summer to take to the road to advocate for climate action, promote green energy, and identify effective strategies of climate communication.

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

Brian Taubman For Lakewood City Council At-Large

Why I'm Running For Lakewood City Council 
I have a mission for our city council, and it's simple: It’s time for Lakewood to care about all of its citizens.
This mission is why I am running for Lakewood City Council At-Large this November. This role is not just a title to me, it’s how I want to give my life back to the city I love. Over the last few years, I’ve realized Lakewood, the city where I chose to build my family, needed an upgrade, and needed to start giving back to the citizens and businesses that make this city great. I am excited to help build on the strong roots our community already has. Lakewood is great community and I’m proud to call it home, but I know we can make it even better, together.
When I get elected to City Council, it won’t be a stepping stone — it will be a calling. Two years ago, I ran for judge on the premise of helping people, businesses, animals, and the entire city of Lakewood, and my passion to do just that has only grown. I will be the voice of the disheartened, disenfranchised, and forgotten — seniors, veterans, and youth alike. Our community must get better if we’re going to survive — and thrive — in the tough times ahead. When I am elected, I will improve Lakewood for citizens, visitors, and businesses alike. To see the issues I'm passionate about visit 

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Volume 13, Issue 13, Posted 3:03 PM, 07.05.2017

Lakewood High Class Of 1971, 45th Reunion, June 10th & 11th

Lakewood High Class of 1971 is having their 45th Reunion the weekend of June 10th and 11th. Friday, June 10th there will be a gathering at VOSH in Lakewood at 1414 Riverside Drive. Vosh is located across from the Bee Clean Car Wash. The event starts at 6 p.m. and runs until ???. There is a cash bar, food is available and the event is FREE.

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 1:37 PM, 02.16.2016

Registration Open For The 4th Annual Commissioners Youth Scholarship Softball Tournament

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Commissioners Youth Scholarship Softball Tournament. All games will be played in a flight format at Foxx and Usher fields. Teams are guaranteed three games; top four teams make the playoffs. Registration fees are $250 per team with early bird registration of $200 through June 15. Fees include umpires, scorers & game balls. Men’s tournament will be Saturday, August 8, with the Co-Ed tournament on Sunday, August 9.  Rain dates will be August 15 & 16.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 3:04 PM, 05.26.2015

Volunteer Safety Inspectors Needed

Meet Andy, he is one of many residents of Lakewood that require the use of safe sidewalks during the winter. Andy was dodging busy traffic while riding his electronic wheelchair on Detoit Ave when I met him. He said he is forced to dangerously drive in the street, because it is impossible to use the sidewalks in many parts of the city. The city has an ordinance requiring business owners to clear their sidewalks, but they are not obeying it. This ordinance is not being enforced by city officials as well as it should be.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 1:20 PM, 02.03.2015

Robert Rice, Retired Lakewood Schools Music Teacher Passes On

Dear Lakewood Observer family:

On January 14th, after having a nice lunch at a restaurant, and a visit with another retired band director, Dad (Robert Rice) and I came home, and I sent him upstairs for his afternoon nap. He appeared to be doing quite well at that point, but he passed away very suddenly, before even getting into bed.

Dad would want you all to remember him for his smile and encouragement to others, for his music, (he actually played his trumpet on the morning of his passing) and for his great love for all of you, and for Lakewood. With my help, Dad wrote band marches for Lakewood's schools, as well as a band march for America's veterans. He was a Lakewood Schools music educator from 1958-1983, and a member of the Lakewood Schools Staff Hall of Fame. Dad was 94 years young.

Arrangements are private. No visitations or memorials are scheduled. I know that Dad would only wish that each of you smile and reach out and help each other, all the days of your lives.

Gary Rice

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 1:08 PM, 01.20.2015

Lakewood Dog Park Events

The Lakewood Dog Park is in its 11th year of bringing joy to our town's canines and their owners. You can help out the dog park by participating in the following events.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 6:24 PM, 05.28.2014

Bindel Birth Announcement: Lorelei Mae

The Lakewood Observer's very own City Council reporter, Christopher Bindel, along with his wife Kristen, welcomed their first child, Lorelei Mae, on March 4, 2014 at 1:55 p.m. She was 8 lbs 1 oz and 20 inches long. The couple, both LHS graduates and civically active community members, are excited to be starting their family here in Lakewood.

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 3:06 PM, 04.01.2014

Hospice Volunteer Education

Hospice Volunteer Education, Wednesdays and Fridays, February 12, 14, 19, and 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119. Anyone 13 years of age or older interested in making a difference in the lives of others is welcome to attend this training. Volunteers interested in working with patients attend all sessions, while volunteering in non-patient areas and teen volunteering requires only attendance at the first class. RSVP required. Call 800-707-8922 (6881) to register. Classes are also offered at other times, days, and locations throughout the year.

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 1:48 AM, 01.08.2014

AARP Free Tax Aide Help

AARP TAX-AIDE brings you free electronic filing of your tax returns. THE IRS-certified volunteers are ready to help income taxpayers of all ages. You do not need to be an AARP member to receive this service. A photo I.D. and Social Security number are required at time of visit. Bring last year's tax return with you if possible.

AARP TAX-AIDE help is available Monday and Tuesday, Noon to 3:30 p.m. starting February 4th at the Lakewood Senior Center West, 16024 Madison Avenue. Entrance with handicap ramp and stairs located on the Northland side of the building. No appointment necessary. Walk in's welcome.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 9:24 PM, 01.08.2013

Eagle Scout Project At Lakewood Dog Park

I’m Ryan Giermann, a senior at Lakewood High School. I have one last requirement needed to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout: a project to help out my fellow community members. I noticed that the Lakewood Dog Park is a great asset to our city, visited by many people not only from Lakewood, but various neighboring communities as well.

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Volume 8, Issue 21, Posted 5:44 PM, 10.16.2012

Get Ready for the November 6th Presidential Election

Voters in all of Cuyahoga County’s municipalities will cast ballots for President, U.S. Senate and Members of Congress, Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives, County Prosecutor and County Council members, judicial candidates, State Board of Education seats, the Brook Park Charter Review Commission, as well as local and state issues.

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Volume 8, Issue 20, Posted 8:58 PM, 10.02.2012

Vote by Mail Now Open for the March 6 Presidential Primary

Vote by Mail and Early Voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections for the March 6th Primary Election is open as of January 31st. The Board of Elections will begin mailing ballots to voters who have submitted Vote by Mail ballot applications and voters will be able to begin voting early at the Board of Elections.

The Board of Elections will not automatically mail ballot applications to voters for this election. Voters must request a ballot application if they wish to vote by mail.


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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 9:45 PM, 02.07.2012

AARP Free Tax-Aide Help

AARP tax-aide brings you free electronic filing of your tax returns. The IRS-certified volunteers are ready to help low and moderate income taxpayers of all ages. You do not need to be an AARP member to receive this service.

AARP tax-aide help is available Monday and Tuesday, noon to 4 p.m. at the Lakewood Senior Center, West 16024 Madison Ave. Call 216-226-0611 to set up an appointment after January 5, 2012.

AARP tax-aide help is also available at the Barton Center, 14300 Detroit Ave., Thursdays 9:00 am til noon. 216-221-3400, and Lakewood Public Library, Madison branch, 13229 Madison Ave. Tuesdays noon to 4:00 pm., 216-228-7428.


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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 8:41 PM, 01.10.2012

Help Shape Cuyahoga County's Health Improvement Plan

The Health Improvement Partnership – Cuyahoga (HIP-Cuyahoga) is a group of community organizations working together to improve the health of all those who live, work, learn and play in Cuyahoga County. We are conducting a survey to get your opinions about health and quality of life and to help identify our community’s strengths, as well as issues needing more attention. Anyone who “lives, works, learns and plays” in Cuyahoga County is considered a part of our “entire community” and is encouraged to respond to this anonymous survey.

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Volume 7, Issue 15, Posted 7:38 AM, 07.27.2011

H2O Wears The Pants

There’s no better way to start out the season than with a little community service, and H2O has a huge project for everyone to participate! This summer H2O, Help to Others, is holding its annual “Clothes 4 Kids” clothing drive as a service project for its summer service camp. The project is planned by H2O, which is a program within the City of Lakewood’s Division of Youth, in partnership with the Division of Fire, Lakewood City Schools and Lakewood Hospital. Gently used clothing and school supply donations are collected from donation spots by camp staff several times a week and are then brought to the site of service camp at Lakewood High School. The next step in the process is that the middle school campers sort and price all clothing items, and they clean, repair and organize used school supplies to be packaged and distributed through Lakewood Community Services Center before school begins in late summer.

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Volume 7, Issue 13, Posted 8:02 AM, 06.29.2011

Lakewood Community Festival Set For September 11

Save the date of Saturday, September 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the 23rd annual Lakewood Community Festival held at Madison Park. The festival celebrates community, cultural heritage, and families. The Flag Raising Ceremony is held at 11 a.m. by various military organizations and the Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band. Many local churches and businesses will be providing ethnic foods and baked goods for purchase. Free musical entertainment consists of a wide selection of bands. Other special features include: pony rides and alpacas; balloon man and bubble man; Lake Erie Nature Center and children's games; and rides available on the Euclid Beach Rocket Car. All participating booths are encouraged to hold crafts and games, as well as, information and product sales of the business or organization.

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Volume 6, Issue 16, Posted 8:28 AM, 08.11.2010

Families, Friday Evening Come To Madison Park

“Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs” Friday Night Flick

The last outdoor movie of the summer put on by the City of Lakewood will be held at Madison Park, 13029 Madison Ave this Friday, August 13. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and join us on the baseball field for this free movie. The movie begins at dusk or around 9:30 p.m. Friends of Madison Park will be selling snacks and beverages.

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is rated PG. This fun animated film is about a young inventor with a dream of inventing something that will improve everyone’s life. Just when he thinks he’s finally made it, things get very messy!

In the event of rain, the movie will be shown in the Lakewood City Hall Auditorium, 12650 Detroit Avenue, at 8:00 PM. To find out if movie has been moved indoors, please call (216) 529-6650 after 5:00 PM on the movie night or tune into Lakewood Radio 1660 AM.

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Volume 6, Issue 16, Posted 8:28 AM, 08.11.2010

Open Forum Debate for Cuyahoga County Council District 2

The West Cleveland Patriots, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, has scheduled an open forum debate for the candidates of the new Cuyahoga County Council District 2 which includes Lakewood, Cleveland Wards 18 & 19 (West Park) and Brook Park. This debate will take place at the Lakewood Public Library Main Branch at 15425 Detroit Ave on Sunday August 15, 2010 starting at 5:30PM. All candidates will be invited and have equal time to speak on the topics. The candidates for District 2 are: Tom Jordan (D) / Dale Miller (D) / Stephanie Morales (I) / John Zappala (R). This event is free and open to the public. Please come meet your candidates for the new County Council. The primary election for this race will be Tuesday September 7, 2010.

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Volume 6, Issue 15, Posted 8:42 AM, 07.27.2010

Job Opening: Part Time Office Administrator

Lakewood Christian Service Center (LCSC) has an opening for a part-time office administrator. LCSC is looking for an experienced, energetic individual who embraces our mission. The successful candidate will work as a team player and represent LCSC professionally.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 9:48 AM, 05.24.2010

Vote By Mail Applications Are On The Way To Voters

A total of 715,995 Vote by mail applications will soon be arriving in mailboxes for the May 4, 2010 Primary Election. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will begin mailing applications on March 16, 2010.

Voter interest in the May 4, 2010 Primary Election is expected to be high. Voters will cast ballots for US Senate, US House of Representatives, state offices, including Governor, and Judicial Candidates. Voters will select Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, and Green Party State Central Committee Members, and Democratic, Libertarian, and Green Party voters will choose their County Central Committee Members. There are also 49 local, county, and state issues on the ballot and 1,293 candidates running for election in Cuyahoga County.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 8:17 AM, 03.24.2010

Go Red For Women- Luncheon & Fashion Show

As part of the American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women" campaign, the Lakewood "Open Your Heart Committee" is sponsoring a fundraiser entitled: "DRESS UP YOUR HEART" to help raise awareness of the #1 killer of women in the U.S.- Heart Disease. The Event will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Lakewood Presbyterian Church Hall at 14502 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 8:52 PM, 01.26.2010

Abby Johnson's Dedication Ceremony - Dana's Legacy Program

As part of Lakewood's Park Donation Program named Dana's Legacy, a tree has been donated in the name of Abby Johnson. Join Abby's friends and family for the tree dedication to be held Saturday, November 14, 2 p.m. at Lakewood Park.

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Volume 5, Issue 22, Posted 8:47 AM, 11.04.2009

Council At-large Candidate Forum

The Lakewood Chapter of the League of Women Voters Cuyahoga Area has organized a Candidate Forum featuring Lakewood Council At Large candidates who will be on the Nov. 3 election ballot. Open to the public to be held Thursday, October 22, starting at 7:00 pm, at the Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Road.

The format includes a brief statement by each candidate, followed by a question and answer session with written questions from the audience.

For more information, please call the League office at 216 781-0555 or visit

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Volume 5, Issue 21, Posted 12:16 PM, 10.21.2009

Benefit for the Fuzzybutts

The Phoenix Project will be holding a benefit in support of the Lakewood Animal Shelter on Saturday November 14th at the Phoenix Project church at 13351 Madison Avenue. There will be a blessing of the pets at 3:00 pm, a dog walk (5:00 pm) and then live music at 7 pm. All pets are welcome. For more info, please call Rev. Meredith, 216-906-3026.

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Volume 5, Issue 21, Posted 12:16 PM, 10.21.2009

North Coast Health Ministry Holds Cavaliers Suite Raffle

Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win 14 lower-level suite tickets to a Cavaliers game at Quicken Loans Arena on a mutually agreeable date in the 2009-2010 Cavs season. The winning ticket holder also receives four parking passes. 

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Volume 5, Issue 17, Posted 3:05 PM, 08.25.2009

Lakewood United Methodist Church Hosts Family Fun Safety Night to Commemorate National Missing Children’s Day

Lakewood United Methodist Church and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® host a Family Fun Safety Night to commemorate National Missing Children’s Day 

WHAT: First proclaimed by former President Ronald Reagan in 1983 as National Missing Children’s Day, May 25th serves as an annual reminder to the nation to renew efforts to reunite missing children with their families, remember those who are still missing and make child protection a national priority. 

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 9:40 AM, 05.06.2009

2009 University of Akron graduate

Ryan Sweeney, 2004 LHS graduate, has achieved a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree majoring in English at the University of Akron. Ryan is a published writer; having written articles for magazines dealing in the fields of trenchless industry and compact machinery. Ryan will explore a career in publishing. 

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 5:36 PM, 05.06.2009

Solstice Salon Now Open

Indulge in cutting edge, upscale salon services in a relaxed atmosphere at Solstice Salon, now celebrating its fall grand opening. Located on the hip strip at Madison Avenue in Lakewood, customers can treat themselves to boutique services at reasonable prices. Specialties include designer haircuts, multi-dimensional color and corrective hair color treatments. Solstice services men, women and children. Versatile stylists manage all hair types, including multicultural cuts.
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Volume 4, Issue 25, Posted 1:14 PM, 11.11.2008

Upcoming and Past Lakewood Events

Did you miss the West End Halloween Painting Contest or want more info? Go to our website: and you can find out who the winners were and view some great pictures of the event.

Love to write? Know a fourth grader who is has a way with words? The 2nd annual Light Up Lakewood "Why I Love Lakewood" 4th Grade Essay Contest will soon be in full swing. The contest is open to all of Lakewood's 4th graders. Participation forms were sent to students through schools and are also available at Lakewood Library and the Chamber of Commerce. Kids, need some Christmas money? The winner will receive a prize of $100 and will also flip the switch at the Holiday Lighting Ceremony on December 6th during Light Up Lakewood...

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Volume 4, Issue 24, Posted 11:36 AM, 11.19.2008

Lakewood School Board Member Matt Markling Appointed to State-Wide Attorney Task Force

Lakewood School Board Member Matt Markling is one of approximately 15 attorneys appointed to serve on the Ohio State Bar Association Task Force on Attorney Advertising and Marketing. The Task Force is charged with reviewing the current state of attorney advertising in Ohio and the manner in which it is regulated. Markling is a founding partner of the law firm of McGown, Markling & Whalen Co., L.P.A., which serves the legal needs of private and public schools throughout Ohio and Florida...
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Volume 4, Issue 24, Posted 11:35 AM, 11.13.2008

Healthy Holiday Meal Creations, Lower Fat & Sugar But Still Delicious

Westside Yoga Studio located at 17100 Detroit Ave in Lakewood is offering a special 2 hour workshop with Janee Kuta Liano, Raw Food Chef and Cleanse/Detox Expert on Saturday November 15th from 2-4 PM. Learn how to turn raw foods into delicious culinary creations this holiday season. Surprise your friends and family with dishes sure to please the most stubborn of palates...
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Volume 4, Issue 23, Posted 1:45 PM, 10.16.2008

L-Word's Jennifer Beals in Lakewood to Campaign for Obama

On Saturday, October 25, some lucky Lakewood residents were greeted by a special canvassing crew. Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, the L-Word) and L-word creator and executive producer Ilene Chaiken stopped by a local Lakewood neighborhood canvassing session for Sen. Barack Obama's campaign...
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Volume 4, Issue 22, Posted 9:50 AM, 10.26.2008

Nine Princess Warriors Battle Their Way To Vegas

Nine Princess Warriors are going to Vegas! They won their league. They won the State Championship. They won the regional qualifier against Michigan, Indiana & Wisconsin and now they are going to Vegas, Baby, for the Unisted States Tennis Association Nation Championship!
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Volume 4, Issue 22, Posted 2:33 PM, 10.23.2008

Lakewood Learn To Skate

Be a part of a sport that has won more Olympic medals than any other winter sport.
The Lakewood Speedskaing Club is offering a six week Learn-to-Speedskate program at the newly remodeled Serpentini Winterhurst Ice Rink...
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Volume 4, Issue 22, Posted 2:00 PM, 10.28.2008

Many Hands Pitch In For Madison Park

The Friends of Madison Park (FOMP) held its third clean up since spring last Saturday morning. Headed up by Tessa Smith, the following friends gave their morning to clean up litter and debris while soaking up the warm October sunshine: Michael Fleenor, Councilwoman Mary Louise Madigan, Tessa, Courtney, Parker, and Bella Smith, Frank and Marissa Burek, Margaret Cooney and Melissa Page. Help To Others (H20), and Judy Grzyboski, manager of the Madison Branch Library and FOMP member, have also contributed to keeping the park clean this summer...
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Volume 4, Issue 21, Posted 2:28 PM, 10.08.2008

LECPTA Presents: Lakewood Preschool Information Night

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 early 2009. Find out 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...
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Volume 4, Issue 21, Posted 2:33 PM, 10.11.2008

Green 5k

Pillars, a group within the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce oriented towards 20-40 year olds, will hold its Green 5k at Lakewood Park on Saturday, October 18th, at 9am. Though the general mission of Pillars is to make the city of Lakewood more conducive to business development by fostering a vibrant, engaged demographic, it has incorporated environmentalism into its events by supporting community recycling efforts and the H20 (Help to Others) organization, as it will do with the proceeds of the Green 5k...
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Volume 4, Issue 21, Posted 8:09 PM, 10.10.2008

United We Dine Days in Lakewood

Eat out in Lakewood and do good! Partnering with the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and Hey, the following Lakewood restaurants will donate up to 10 percent of their sales to United Way of Greater Cleveland from October 8 to 11...
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Volume 4, Issue 20, Posted 11:43 AM, 10.06.2008

Lakewood's Vernon Bogner Celebrates His 95th Birthday!

Lifetime Lakewood resident Vernon Bogner has enjoyed breakfast at the Detroit Avenue Burger King in Downtown Lakewood every morning for years. On Monday, September 22nd, his usual routine was anything but ordinary when he arrived to discover birthday wishes posted on the restaurant's outdoor sign...
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Volume 4, Issue 20, Posted 11:18 AM, 09.24.2008

Westside Yoga Studio Offers Strengthening, Empowerment, Inspriation & Healing

Previously Heaven & Earth Yoga, Westside Yoga Studio is set to open it's doors with a Studio opening celebration on Friday Oct 10th from 6-9 PM. Please save the date as we are opening the doors to the community for all to attend and share in the joy and festivities. Come and see this lovely renovated space, meet the wonderful yoga instructors and find out the details for the new class schedule. Plan for a fun enjoyable evening of socializing and munching on savory vegetarian treats. Our new home is located at 17100 Detroit Ave corner of Bonnieview, across from Jonny Malloy's Gepetto's...
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Volume 4, Issue 20, Posted 12:34 PM, 09.10.2008

NAMI Walks For The Minds Of America

On Saturday, September 6th, 2008 at Voinovich Park at 9:00 a.m., NAMI will sponsor a walk for The Minds Of America. You can make a difference by joining us in our 6th annual walk or by making a donation. The walk is 2.5 miles, making it a great way to get your exercise...
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Volume 4, Issue 16, Posted 1:49 PM, 07.30.2008

St. Peter's to Hold Rummage Sale

St. Peter's Episcopal Church is holding a rummage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., July 26. The church is located at West Clifton and Detroit Avenues. The sale will be at the house behind the church on W. Clifton. For more information, call the church office at (216) 226-1772...
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Volume 4, Issue 15, Posted 8:10 AM, 07.10.2008

City Council is listening to young families in Lakewood

Tom Bullock, Lakewood City Council Member for Ward II, is taking time to meet and hear young families on what makes Lakewood the place of choice to raise children.


Tuesday, June 3rd, he will be at Malley’s 14822 Madison Ave., between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm as an informal way to hear what young families have to say and give insight into where Lakewood should be heading! At the same time, this is a perfect outing for the family!..

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Volume 4, Issue 11, Posted 6:09 PM, 05.23.2008

Meet Lakewood's Newest Resident - Ian Matthew Markling

Matthew and Kathleen Markling are proud to announce the arrival of Lakewood's newest resident. Ian Matthew Markling was born on April 8, 2008, at 5:39 p.m., weighing in at 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 19.5 inches in length. Declan and Nevan are very excited to have another brother. The Markling Family is proud to call Lakewood Home.
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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 12:23 PM, 04.21.2008

Puppet Show!

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church at 20401 Hilliard Boulevard in Rocky River is hosting a puppet show on Sunday, February 10th at 2pm. Be prepared to giggle and guffaw as Dragonia, the long-suffering mother, tries to encourage her rowdy “all-boy” son, Rory, to appreciate the finer things of life including poetry. As you can guess, there are… conflicts...
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Volume 4, Issue 3, Posted 11:20 AM, 01.25.2008

A Request For Help From Your Postmaster

My name is Shirley Franklin. I am the Postmaster for the Lakewood Post Office. Over the past few years, the Lakewood Post Office has had a serious problem with injuries to our carriers while on their routes...
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Volume 3, Issue 24, Posted 8:55 PM, 11.13.2007

Bulbs for Building a Better Future

The holiday season is coming and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is selling amaryllis bulbs as gifts for various occasions.
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Volume 3, Issue 23, Posted 10:07 AM, 11.09.2007