Bay groups share news, upcoming events

Members of the Bay Village Community Council met on March 11 to share news and notes from the civic groups they represent. Following are highlights from their reports (please note that events may be postponed or cancelled due to concerns regarding the spread of coronavius):

American Legion Post #385 has made its selection of the 2020 Buckeye Boys and Girls State programs from local high schools. From Bay High, the Buckeye Girls State representatives are Annalise Johnson and McKenna Mandarine, with alternate Elizabeth Varis. The Girls program is jointly sponsored with the Bay Village Kiwanis Club. The Bay High Buckeye Boys State representatives are Adam Zeadler and Hayden Coffman with alternates James Bish and Cooper Lyons. The Buckeye Boys State representative from Westlake High School is Shane Quinn and Daniel Keenan will be the alternate. The Buckeye Boys State representative from St. Edward High School is Jackson Harrison. The Representatives are high school juniors who will receive an 8-day introduction into the operation of state, county and city governments. At the completion of the program, they will share with the Legionnaires their experiences. The representatives from Bay High School will also appear before the Bay Village Kiwanis Club. The Bay Village American Legion has been sponsoring Buckeye State for over 50 years.

The Bay Village Education Foundation's annual Tri-Bay Golf Classic is Friday, June 12, starting at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $125 per player. The Tri-Bay website,, will be updated soon.

The Bay Village Historical Society reported that Rose Hill Museum and the Reuben Osborn Leaning Center reopen on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning April 26. The next historical society potluck dinner, slated for May 21, 6 p.m. at the Bay Lodge, will feature speakers from Lake Erie Nature & Science Center talking about their organization's 75th anniversary.

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast will be on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to noon at Bay Middle School.

The Bay Village League of Women Voters, along with other West Shore LWV chapters and CWRU are co-sponsoring a forum on addiction. A panel of medical, legal and lifestyle experts will offer current best practices to address alcohol and drug addiction on Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m., at Bay Library. The next meeting of the Bay chapter is May 5, 6 p.m., at the library.

The Bay Village PTA Council announced that all planned events have been postponed due to the concerns over the coronavirus

The Bay Village Women's Club and Foundation had a very successful Antique Show the weekend of March 7-8 with over 650 attending Saturday and a goodly number on Sunday. The monies made at the Show will be used for Bay High senior scholarships. On Thursday, April 23, the annual Honors for Scholars Luncheon will be held at the Cleveland Yachting Club.

This year marks Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s 75th anniversary. The Center will celebrate with special events and community partnerships throughout the year. Special events include a 75th Anniversary Brunch on April 19, a 75th Anniversary Barbeque on June 13, a free family celebration on Aug. 2 and a 75th Anniversary Gala on Sept. 26. Past visitors and “alumni” are encouraged to share their memories using #LakeErieNature75 or by joining the Center’s 75th Anniversary Alumni Group on Facebook. To learn more about the Center’s history and vision for 2020, please visit

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Women's Board members volunteer at various Center functions throughout the year, serving as greeters, in food service, etc. The board will be focusing on 75th Anniversary events this year. Anyone interested in joining the Women’s Board can call Chris Hansen at 440-666-9941.

VFW Post 9693 will hold its officer elections in April. Fred Green will end his 8-year run as commander. The Veterans Honor Wall will be updated Saturday, May 23.  Names and a new VFW plaque will be added. The annual Buddy Poppy Drive will be May 15-16. Three locations are confirmed: Westlake Drug Mart, Market District in the Promenade, and Giant Eagle Avon Lake. Waiting on approval of Walgreens Westlake. Volunteers are needed, call 440-942-5080.

The Village Bicycle Cooperative is conducting Open Shop on Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.; and Thursdays, 2-4:30 p.m. Stop by for safety checks and to use the tools, as well as get advice and assistance for bike repairs and maintenance. Bicycle donations are accepted during Open Shop and be sure to shop our showroom of reconditioned bikes at great prices! VBC accepts financial, material and volunteer time donations. Needs at present include; bikes, helmets, bike locks, reflective bands, LED light sets and batteries, clean rags, and Simple Green cleaning products. VBC is located in the lower level of the Community House at 303 Cahoon Road. Information and open shop hours at

Village Project's NOURISH fundraiser was a success. raising more than $120,000. VP will be sending Easter baskets to clients on April 7 and 8. Donations of healthy, non-perishable items and baskets are needed. Call 440-348-9401 or email for more information. In light of planning for its 10-year anniversary in September, VP has decided to take a break from Project Pedal this year.

The next meeting of the Bay Village Community Council is Tuesday, May 26, 7 p.m. at Bay Library. For more information about the council, including how to join, email Tara Wendell at

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 9:40 AM, 03.17.2020