The Men Of Independence

The Men of Independence (MOI) – the premier a cappella singing group in northern Ohio – will perform at the Lakewood Park Bandstand on Sunday, July 22 at 7 pm.
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Volume 3, Issue 15, Posted 4:00 PM, 07.10.2007

Wing Seeks Open Ward 3 Council Seat

Citing concerns about the direction of the future of Lakewood, Ward 3 resident Colleen Wing has thrown her hat in the ring to replace longtime Councilman Robert Seelie. As a mother of two, Wing believes that Lakewood has so much to offer as a community but it will take involvement from its citizens and effective leadership.
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Volume 3, Issue 15, Posted 11:12 PM, 07.20.2007

Bloo and Cox Take Over Lakewood YMCA

This past Friday, Cox made a big SPLASH at the Lakewood YMCA! Cox and the Cartoon Network hosted a free Dive-In Movie at the Y for members of the community. Kids splashed around and watched a Cartoon Network reel before Bloo came out for a visit and hugs. There were giveaways and fun for all. Evan and Alex (pictured left) each won a prize from Cox and Cartoon Network that included a Bloo backpack, notepad, water bottle and three months of Cox High Speed Internet service.
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Volume 3, Issue 15, Posted 2:54 PM, 07.16.2007

Lakewood Student is Named Young Scholar at Denison

Denison University junior Taylor Trimarchi, son of Marla Samko of Lakewood,
has been selected as a Young Scholar. His project, titled "Cinema Meets Theater," will be
advised by Associate Professor David Bussan. Trimarchi, a 2005 graduate of Lakewood High School, is a cinema major at Denison.
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Volume 3, Issue 14, Posted 9:57 PM, 07.06.2007

Lakewood Jazzercise Offers a Free Week of Classes in May for National Fitness Month

In honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Lakewood/Rocky River Jazzercise instructor Karen Killbane is offering all new customers a free trial week anytime from May 1 -15.National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, sponsored by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, is an observance held every May. It is designed to make the public aware of the benefits of a lifelong program of regular moderate physical activity as prescribed by the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health.
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Volume 3, Issue 9, Posted 2:41 PM, 04.25.2007

Annual Good Friday Community Service

The Lakewood Community Three Hour Good Friday Service will be held this year at Faith Lutheran Church, 16511 Hilliard Road at Woodward Avenue, on Friday April 6 beginning at 12 Noon and lasting until 3:00 pm.
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Volume 3, Issue 7, Posted 10:42 PM, 03.24.2007

Pets Looking for Wonderful Home

Two dear friends of mine ran into some financial difficulties and asked for my help. They had to relocate, but their new residence did not allow pets. I understood their dilemma and agreed to care for their two cats.
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Volume 3, Issue 7, Posted 1:59 PM, 03.19.2007

Edwardian Players

The St. Edward High School theatre company, The Edwardian Players, have undertaken the quest of producing the brilliant work of Dale Wasserman, “Man of La Mancha.”
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Volume 3, Issue 5, Posted 11:46 AM, 03.02.2007

Senior Health Campus Receives Proclamation

On Tuesday February 13th, 2007, Mayor Tom George was on hand at Lakewood Senior Health Campus (formerly the Aristocrat Lakewood). The mayor presented John T. O'Neill, President of O'Neill Management, with a proclamation from the city expressing their gratitude and appreciation for support and improvements made to the facility, as it will have a positive impact on the
entire city of Lakewood.
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Volume 3, Issue 5, Posted 10:29 AM, 03.02.2007

Lakewood Youth Master Plan Schedule

The purpose of the Lakewood Youth Master Plan is to provide the community with the opportunity to come together to create a strategic plan that focuses on four areas: Health & Safety, Families, Education and Recreation. The Youth Master Plan will be used
by the city, schools & youth-servicing organizations to plan for programs and
services for youth and their families.
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Volume 3, Issue 5, Posted

A Hot Winters Night On Forest Cliff

Can you have a block party in the middle of winter? Is it in the “rule book?” The folks on Forest Cliff Drive sure think so. Dee Dee McNamee Gold organized this Second Non-Annual Heartburn Cook-off, and Tall Tale Story Telling party. Don and Ann Marie Chick hosted the event.
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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 9:09 AM, 02.16.07

Congratulations Ivor!

Congratulations to the Lakewood Observer's very own photographer, Ivor Karabatkovic, on receiving two Gold Key awards in the prestigious Scholastic Arts & Writing contest. He was awarded the Gold Key for his Photography Portfolio and for this shot of their family rat terrier Daili. His work will be displayed at the Cleveland Institute of Art's Reinberger Gallery from January 14th through February 3rd. Ivor's portfolio and picture will travel to New York City for national judging. A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded to two photographers in the competition. Ivor's portfolio is the only one traveling to New York City from Lakewood High School, and we wish him luck as he represents Lakewood City Schools and our community in this competition.
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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 1:01 PM, 01.08.07

Health and Fitness Seminar To Raise Funds For American Cancer Society

On January 16, 2007, at the Winking Lizard in Lakewood, four leading Lakewood area health, fitness and personal care professionals will deliver the seminar, ‘How to Make 2007 Your Best Year Ever,’ as a community awareness and fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.
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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 2:02 AM, 01.07.07

Ernie Krivda and his Jazz Quartet

Artist in Residence, Ernie Krivda and his Jazz Quartet will be performing Tuesday, January 16 in the L Room at 7:30pm. Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for students, and $1.00 for seniors. Ticket sales benefit the Jazz Band program. Please call Mr. Brian Maskow at 227-5890 for information or tickets.
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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 9:09 PM, 01.06.07

Beauty Store Business Magazine Selects Lakewood Resident to their Editorial Advisory Board

Bonnie Fencl owner of the Carabel Beauty Salon & Store has been included in the eight member Editorial Board of Beauty Store Business Magazine. "My education at a Lakewood beauty school, working at various salons and then becoming a salon owner laid the foundation for this new opportunity.” Beauty Store Business Magazine has over 16,000 subscribers nationwide. The periodical carries articles about beauty stores, distributors, and product companies. "I think the location of my store on the Northcoast, the diversity of Lakewood’s people, our weather, and economic range of the clients gives me a background that will allow meaningful input to the editor of the magazine.”
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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 2:02 PM, 12.24.06

Lakewood's Wendy Rice-Isaacs Named 2007-2008 President-Elect of National Association

Wendy Rice-Isaacs, office administrator for the Cleveland and Akron offices of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, was named president-elect of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). ALA is an international organization with more than 10,000 members that provides support, high-quality education and services to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies.
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Volume 2, Issue 25, Posted 11:11 AM, 12.02.06

Gerres-Lay Engagement

Jennifer Gerres and David Lay have announced their engagement, and plan to marry in June 2008.
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Volume 2, Issue 25, Posted 10:10 PM, 11.29.06