Community Events

Old St. Nick visits Bay Village

Santa Claus visited children of all ages on Dec. 2 at the Community House as part of the annual Cahoon Christmas event sponsored by the Bay Village Historical Society and the Bay Village Kiwanis Club.

Historical society member Eric Eakin accompanied Santa as he rode around the city in a fire truck before the event.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 23, Posted 10:38 AM, 12.04.2018

Dickens comes alive at Dover United Church of Christ

John Ferris brings Ebeneezer Scrooge to life in his dramatic portrayal of one of Charles Dickens' most famous characters on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Dover Congregational United Church of Christ. For over 50 years, Ferris has shared the immortal story with small groups in schools, auditoriums and basements. He plays the narrator and all the characters one at a time, using the gifts of his voice, face and body language to share this story of one unhappy, self-centered man.

Ferris learned the story from his grandfather, Delbert Lean, who was a professor of speech at the College of Wooster. Lean shared the story with the Wooster community for 50 years, and Ferris is continuing the tradition. Ferris uses the shorter version Dickens himself preferred when he read his famous ghost story in public.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 23, Posted 10:23 AM, 12.04.2018

BAYarts Holiday Trunk show is Dec. 6

A festive selection of favorite Cleveland artisans will be in attendance at the BAYarts Holiday Trunk Show on Thursday, Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m. Along with shopping, there will be cocktails and plenty of socializing. Each of the vendors will be bringing an extended assortment from what they currently offer in the holiday shop.

Diane Jacoby’s one-of-a-kind wool mittens became extremely popular in the Holiday Shop last year due to both comfort and style. Fair Isle patterns lead the pack, in everything from soft blue-and-white patterns to abundantly colored styles. The artist says they are made from “rescued” wool sweaters, and then “lined with soft fleece to keep your hands extra warm and protected from the winter chill.”

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 23, Posted 10:23 AM, 12.04.2018

Holiday musical performances from St. Paul Westlake

St. Paul Westlake students will perform an Instrumental Music Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the School Activity Center, 27981 Detroit Road, Westlake.

Students will also be featured in a Christmas program as a part of the midweek Advent Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the School Activity Center.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 23, Posted 10:23 AM, 12.04.2018

Light up Bay Village for the holiday season

Once again this holiday season, the Christmas spirit will shine a little more brightly in Bay Village.

The Bay Village Historical Society and the Bay Village Kiwanis are asking Bay Village residents and children of all ages to join them in celebrating an old-fashioned community Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A kickoff to the holiday season, the event will include the reading of holiday stories, caroling and crafts for kids in the Bay Village Community House, the Kiwanis Christmas tree sale, a visit by Santa Claus and the lighting of the community tree in the Cahoon Memorial Park gazebo. Residents can help to “Light up Bay Village” by placing luminaries in their yards that evening.     

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:37 AM, 11.20.2018

Westlake UMC hosting discussion on depression, suicide, mental health

As the weather cools off, and the amount of sunlight decreases, many people experience increasing feelings of sadness, depression and anxiety. The holidays can often exacerbate this because we are told to be happy and excited about this season.

To create a space to talk honestly the difficult feelings that come with winter and with the holidays, Westlake United Methodist Church will host a community-wide discussion for youth and adults on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:35 AM, 11.20.2018

Bay Village civic groups announce plans for fun winter and holiday events

The Bay Village Community Council met on Nov. 14 to discuss their groups' recent news and upcoming events. Here are some highlights. 

Bay Village Community Theater's staged reading, "A Christmas Carol" will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Bay Village Community House; Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at O'Neill Healthcare Bay Village; Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. at BAYarts; and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Apartments. 

Bay Village Educational Foundation's annual fundraiser, Creating Opportunities, will be held at Arrabiata's Italian Restaurant on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 5-8 p.m. It will feature a dinner buffet, open bar, dessert, a silent auction and many fun raffles! Tickets are $60 each. Go to www.bayedfoundation.org for more details.

Bay Village Foundation's annual fundraising drive in underway. Donations help support activities aimed at preserving the quality of life in Bay. Donations are 100% tax deductible. The Grants Committee is accepting applications from nonprofit community groups for 2019 grants. Applications are available on the Foundation’s website, bayvillagefoundation.org; the deadline is Feb. 28, 2019. 

Bay Village Garden Club's annual Christmas Greening workshops will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 4 and 5, at Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road. Bring a friend or make a new one, while you create beautiful fresh holiday arrangements. Our expert demonstrators will walk you step-by-step through each project. Visit bayvillagegardenclub.com for details.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:31 AM, 11.20.2018

Bay Kiwanis hosts spaghetti dinner

The spaghetti dinner held on Nov. 3 at Bay Presbyterian Church was a huge success. Boy Scout Troop 235 held the November spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the previous 40 years. Due to unfortunate circumstances with the loss of Troop 235, the fundraiser ceased.  

Chefs and coordinators of the old Troop 235 fundraiser who also happen to be Bay Kiwanis Club members proposed a continuation of the dinner to the Club. Through the help of Kiwanis members, the Bay High School Key Club, and the support shown by Bay Presbyterian Church for providing the use of their facilities, the spaghetti dinner complete with Tony Dostal’s secret sauce, has once again taken place.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:32 AM, 11.20.2018

Project Shoppe will host a series of festive events during the holiday season

It’s that colorful, twinkly time of year with special foods to enjoy, beloved family decorations to display – and, of course, lots of shopping to do. To help you get merrily on your way, Village Project’s new store, Project Shoppe, will be hosting several events at their location in Bay Village. You will be able to support local businesses as you peruse unique items, learn about cheeses, and create your own holiday wreath.

In the spirit of the holiday season, all proceeds from Project Shoppe go directly to support Village Project’s mission to provide nourishing meals and extended services to our neighbors battling cancer in Bay Village, Westlake, Avon, Avon Lake and Rocky River.

Small Business Saturday: Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop local and join us for special Saturday hours at the store. Explore all-natural, locally-made items such as salsa, jams, candles, Kombucha, soaps, scrubs and creams, greeting cards, notepads, tea towels, little notes and pocket journals.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:35 AM, 11.20.2018

Enjoy a holiday afternoon to benefit Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Please save this date, Sunday, Dec. 9, and join the Women's Board of LENSC at Clague Playhouse for a benefit performance of "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)."

Who doesn't love a good Christmas story; in fact, who doesn't love EVERY good Christmas story? Actors cover all the bases while providing a madcap romp of humor and satire.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 22, Posted 9:37 AM, 11.20.2018

Annual Chanukah celebration to include ice skating run

The annual Chanukah celebration at Crocker Park will include a run at Crocker Park's ice skating rink. The event takes place on Sunday, Dec. 2 – the first evening of Chanukah – at 4:00 p.m.

The yearly celebration, hosted by Chabad of the West Side, has become a staple of Jewish life on the West Side and is expected to be attended by hundreds of locals.

The program, which will be based primarily out of the Hyatt Hotel in Crocker Park, will include lighting a giant Menorah, strolling entertainment and lots of fun for adults and children alike!

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 21, Posted 9:55 AM, 11.06.2018

BAYarts expands holiday offerings

The BAYarts holiday season kicks off on Nov. 17 and 18 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for the Holiday Shop open house weekend. This is the first chance the public gets to see the expanded shop decorated and new merchandise. Coffee, hot chocolate and homemade bakery items will be offered in the Fuller House, with the addition of a photo wall with props. 

For those who can't make those November dates, the entire shop is open through Christmas. And on Thursday, Dec. 6, the annual Holiday Trunk Show will take place from 6-9 p.m. Featured that night will be colorful hand-sewn pillows, purses, bags and creatures; beach glass jewelry; and hand-painted wooden signs.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 21, Posted 9:57 AM, 11.06.2018

Discover one of Cleveland's finest hidden gems

Join the Bay Village Historical Society in discovering one of Cleveland’s finest hidden gems, the Dittrick Medical History Museum.

The museum opened as the Allen Memorial Medical Library in 1926 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. While it began as both a medical library and museum, it is now an interdisciplinary studies center of the College of Arts and Science of Case Western Reserve University. The Dittrick Medical History Museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of surgical instruments and medical equipment in America. Its holdings include an immense variety of artifacts, rare books, archives and images.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 21, Posted 9:58 AM, 11.06.2018

Christmas Greening Workshops

Bay Village Garden Club’s annual Christmas Greening Workshops will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 4 and 5, at Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road. This is the 36th year that the club is offering fun workshops to help people make beautiful fresh holiday arrangements. 

There will be four new designs – a centerpiece, a boxwood tree, a wreath and an outdoor/indoor arrangement that can be used on a porch, or perfect on a hearth. The outdoor/indoor is not as large as previous outdoor arrangements. The fee for each workshop is $35.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 21, Posted 9:59 AM, 11.06.2018

Become an AARP Tax Aide volunteer and help make a difference

The IRS-sponsored AARP Tax Aide Program is looking for volunteers for the 2018 tax filing season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aides provide free personal income tax assistance and tax form preparation for low and moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 50+. During tax season, we set up tax preparation sites, many of them at public libraries and senior centers in the area. Last year, about 34,600 volunteers across the country helped prepare more than 1.5 million free federal tax returns at over 5,000 sites.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 21, Posted 10:00 AM, 11.06.2018

WWC presents 29th annual Basket of Treasures

The Westlake Women’s Club will be presenting its 29th annual Basket of Treasures Marketplace and Craft Show. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10,  from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Westlake High School, 27830 Hilliard Blvd. All types of crafters and artisans will have their creations for sale, from seasonal and holiday items and home decor to jewelry and pottery. Lunch will be available as well as a raffle and bake sale featuring many delicious home baked goods.

This is the Westlake Women’s Club primary fundraising event and the success of this show provides scholarships for local students and grants to local nonprofit organization. Admission at the door is $3 for adults and free for children under 12. No strollers please.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 21, Posted 10:02 AM, 11.06.2018

Tri-C program examines Syrian refugee crisis

Cuyahoga Community College will examine the Syrian refugee crisis during a Learning for Life lecture series program Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Corporate College West.

The free program will focus on the human toll of Syria’s ongoing civil war and the limitations of the international response. Speakers include three aid workers working on the front lines of the relief effort.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 20, Posted 10:09 AM, 10.16.2018

Kiwanis spaghetti dinner to support Bay scout troops

The community is invited to a spaghetti buffet – featuring Bay Kiwanis’ own “chef” Tony Dostal’s special sauce – on Saturday, Nov. 3, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Bay Presbyterian Church, 25415 Lake Road.

Continuing this annual fall tradition, we hope you will “come as you are, eat as much as you can or take it to go” all for the reasonable cost of $10. Children 5 under will eat free and those 6 to 12 years old will cost $5. The meal includes salad, bread, spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, beverages and dessert..

Tickets may be purchased at the door or from any Bay Kiwanian. For questions or tickets contact Linda Potter at 440-899-9343.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 20, Posted 10:04 AM, 10.16.2018

Foster care nonprofit holds first fundraiser in Bay Village

On Oct. 5 at BAYarts, a new nonprofit organization held their first fundraiser under the lights. Cleveland Angels, the first chapter of National Angels outside of the state of Texas, began their mission in the spring. The Cleveland Angels' mission is to walk alongside children in the foster care system, as well as their caretakers, by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building and mentorship.  

Their first fundraiser at BAYarts was a clambake that included a silent auction, raffle prizes, personal testimonies, live music and more. Through this fundraiser, Cleveland Angels raised over $21,000.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 20, Posted 10:08 AM, 10.16.2018

Speakers' series continues with Christmas-themed talk

The free speakers’ series at the Reuben Osborn Learning Center in Bay Village will conclude the year with a presentation of “Christmas through the Trenches” on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m.

Mary Louise Daley will explore how our parents and grandparents kept Christmas celebratory for their families during difficult wartime periods. Daley is an advocate of history, with a graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University, and has developed various historic period programs.

The Reuben Osborn Learning Center is located at Lake and Cahoon Roads in Bay Village. For additional information, phone Dean Brennan at 440-892-2877 or visit bayhistorical.com.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 20, Posted 10:09 AM, 10.16.2018

Extra, extra! Find your ancestors in newspapers

Researching your family roots usually begins with collecting vital documents of birth, marriage and death, beginning with yourself and tracing back as many generations as possible. These vital records can be obtained from local church or civil government offices, where the events occurred. They are necessary to prove your lineage or pedigree tree. However, many people wish to know more than just the vital statistics of their family members.

Older family members may be able to share their own personal story and those of their parents. But what can you do if their memory is sketchy and unreliable, or if you have no remaining family members who knew about the earlier generation?

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 19, Posted 9:50 AM, 10.02.2018

St. Paul Westlake Women's Ministry to host luncheon Oct. 20

The Women's Ministry of St. Paul Lutheran Church invite you to join them for an ethnic luncheon, with opportunities for fellowship and worship, on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event will feature refugee women affiliated with the organization Local Abundance Kitchen, as well as representatives from Building Hope in the City.

Northeast Ohio is home to thousands of refugees and immigrants. Local Abundance Kitchen educates and assists the refugees and immigrants in our local communities by providing an empowering and enriching path to meaningful income through cooking classes and sales of refugee-produced goods.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 19, Posted 9:53 AM, 10.02.2018

Clambake-on-the-Lake to benefit Village Project

There is no doubt about it – fall in northeast Ohio is clambake season. Local lore has it that our love of a traditional clambake stems from this region’s historical link to New England and our beachy location on Lake Erie. In any case, as the air pleasantly cools, as football, cheerleaders and marching bands rule the stadiums, and as the leaves turn shades of red, yellow, orange and purple, northeast Ohioans naturally hunger to enjoy these beautiful days of autumn near the water with friends … and a big pot of steaming clams.

The Village Project invites you to join in the fun of their first Clambake-on-the-Lake on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. in Bay Village. The evening will be graciously hosted at the home of Bill and Lisa Priemer, who are steadfast supporters of VP.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 19, Posted 9:53 AM, 10.02.2018

CrossPointe celebrates 50 years of ministry

Fifty years ago, a small group of people worshiped in a small chapel on Detroit Road at the border of Rocky River and Westlake. They caught the vision to expand their ministry and needed a much larger and better-equipped building to meet the needs of the growing community.

A house and adjoining land became available on Columbia Road in Westlake. After much prayer, they made the commitment to purchase the house and land and establish the Westlake Free Methodist Church, which now is known as CrossPointe Community and CrossPointe Community Hispana.

On Sunday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at CrossPointe Community, 1800 Columbia Road, we will celebrate 50 years in the city of Westlake. Rev. William L. Cryderman will be our special speaker. His father, Rev. Dale Cryderman, who later became Bishop, was the special speaker 50 years ago.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:08 AM, 09.18.2018

Learn how to get and stay healthy at WPPL Health Fair!

Want to learn more about how to get and stay healthy? Stop by the Westlake Porter Public Library Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. for free health screenings, programs, visits with local health organizations and more.

Participants will be able to have their blood pressure, stroke risk assessment, hearing and vision all checked. The programs will include "Yoga with Inner Bliss Yoga Studio" at 1 p.m., "Healthy Living for Brain and Body" presented by the Alzheimer’s Association at 1:30 p.m., and "What Is Functional Medicine?" led by Dr. Emily Brawner at 3 p.m. Registration is required for all three programs. To register please visit westlakelibrary.evanced.info/eventcalendar or call 440-871-2600.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:09 AM, 09.18.2018

Herb Guild hosts paper mosaic workshop in October

The Herb Guild Garden Club will hold its October meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Westlake Porter Public Library. After a short business meeting there will be a paper mosaic workshop put on by The Emerald & Violet Studio of Olmsted Falls. Guests are welcome but asked to register by Oct. 1 so that enough materials may be provided by the art studio.

The workshop will start at 12:30 p.m. The cost to non-members is $35. Please contact Joyce Hayward at 330-801-7202 if you want to attend.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:10 AM, 09.18.2018

Pet blessing at St. Raphael set for Oct. 4

Hedgehogs, bearded dragons and less-exotic household animals and their families are invited to the 14th annual Blessing of the Pets on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the front lawn of St. Raphael Church in Bay Village.

Individual blessings will be given to each animal. Giveaways from Hot Diggity Dog Pet Sitting will be distributed and a garden statue of St. Francis will be given away. The event is free and all are welcome!

The event was first held in 2005 to commemorate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:08 AM, 09.18.2018

Constitution Week is Sept. 17-23

In 1955, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress with a resolution to use the week of Sept. 17-23 as an observance for the foundation of the American government. The resolution was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Aug. 2, 1955. President George W. Bush officially declared the inception of Constitution Week in 2002.

This year celebrates the 63rd anniversary of the first resolution. It also celebrates the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution and the 227th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights are the first 10 Amendments in the Constitution.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:10 AM, 09.18.2018

Bay Village civic groups have great community events planned for fall

Members of the Bay Village Community Council met on Sept. 13 to discuss their groups' exciting fall events. Here are some highlights.

American Legion Post 385's Color Guard will lead the Bay Village Homecoming Parade on Friday, Sept. 21. On Monday, Oct. 1, members of the Post will host a free Bingo Night at the Wade Park Veterans Hospital. St. Paul Lutheran Church's Military Support Ministry will join the Post by offering snacks to the veterans during the Bingo sessions. 

Bay Village Community Theater will present "War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast," at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Parkside Hall from Friday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 29.  Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinee begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are available online at baytheater.org or by calling 440-847-8494.

Bay Village Educational Foundation accepted grant applications from Bay Village teachers, staff members and students. Foundation trustees will meet Oct. 16 to decide on grant funding for activities or projects that directly benefit students enrolled in the Bay Village City Schools. For more information, visit bayedfoundation.org

Bay Village Foundation is hosting a 5K run/1 mile walk on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 9:00 a.m. All participants will receive a loaded goody bag and the first 300 participants will receive a cool, dry-tech run shirt. In addition, the top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive a medal and great prizes. Funds collected by the not-for-profit, Bay Village Foundation are used to support Bay Village community projects. More details at thebayvillagefoundation.org.

Bay Village Garden Club will have their "Christmas Greening" workshops on Dec. 4 and 5 at Bay United Methodist Church. This is a hands-on workshop to help people make their own fresh arrangements for their home decorations. The club provides the greens and materials and demonstrates how to make the projects. See more at bayvillagegardenclub.com.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:04 AM, 09.18.2018

Learn about early Dover Township at Lakeside Cemetery tour

Learn about life in early Dover Township at a tour of Lakeside Cemetery on Sunday, Sept. 30, planned by the Bay Village Historical Society.

Tours will depart at regular intervals from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery on Lake Road in Bay Village. Actors will be at Lakeside Cemetery, where they will relate the stories of several individuals buried in the cemetery. Become intrigued while hearing tales of the Cahoon, Jaycox, Osborn, Oviatt, Sadler and Wischmeyer families.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:08 AM, 09.18.2018

Fun for everyone at Bay Village Foundation run/walk on Oct. 20

The Bay Village Foundation will host their annual 5K run/1-mile walk on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 9:00 a.m. at Bay Middle School. Adults and children of all ages are invited to run or walk through beautiful Bay Village during this event which benefits the Foundation’s mission of providing support for projects and programs fostering Bay Village’s historical, cultural, social and educational heritage.

Participants will receive goodie bags and Cool Dry Tech shirts will be given to the first 300 to register. Gold, silver and bronze medals featuring the Foundation’s new logo will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers in the following age divisions based on race-day age: 11 & under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 & over.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:01 AM, 09.18.2018

Westlake LWV to hold voter registration events

National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, Sept. 25, gives residents of Westlake, Bay Village and any surrounding suburb a chance to make sure they will be ready to vote on Nov. 6.

Members and friends of the Westlake-North Olmsted chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland will be in Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, between 9 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. using paper, ballpoint pens and internet websites to provide individual look-ups. Citizens can check to see whether or not they are already registered. If their names are not found on the 2018 voter rolls, they can fill out registration forms using either a current Ohio driver's license or the last four digits of their Social Security number.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:13 AM, 09.05.2018

Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club hosts district convention

The Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club hosted the Ohio District Aktion Club Convention at Lutheran West High School in Rocky River. Aktion Clubs from all across the state of Ohio gathered for a day of fellowship, educational workshops, food, fun and competition. The Convention theme was “Blasting Into Service” with Lutheran West decorated in a space-age planetary theme.

The day started with a parade of club banners and an opening ceremony with a welcome from Ohio Kiwanis Governor Dan Litzinger speaking on the Kiwanis and service. Incoming Ohio Kiwanis Governor-elect Faith Levine also spoke about community service. The keynote speaker was Camille Licate from Kids for Positive Change.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:15 AM, 09.05.2018

Ice cream social kicks off Indian Guides, Indian Princesses fall registration

The West Shore Indian Princesses and Indian Guides are dedicated to fostering relationships between fathers & sons and fathers & daughters in a friendly, fun environment. Our activities require participation by both father and child, giving you opportunities to share experiences, learn and grow together. This is not a program to drop off your child; dads participate in all activities.

Dads can register with their sons and daughters as young as kindergarten-age. Our organization serves Bay Village, Westlake, Avon, Avon Lake, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, Olmsted Falls and Rocky River. Tribes are organized with other dads from the same area and whose kids are the same age range.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:11 AM, 09.05.2018

Pull into fall with Cruisin' Westlake

Even with summer in the rear-view mirror, you can still let the good vibrations follow. Enjoy the final “Cruisin’ Westlake” event of 2018 is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Westlake United Methodist Church. 

The free event will feature over 100 antique, classic, muscle, restomod and hot rods cars, and chance to vote for your favorites. There will be food from the Little Piggy food truck, drinks through Alex’s Lemonade Stand and free popcorn and coffee.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:13 AM, 09.05.2018

WECPTA to host community celebration

The Westlake Early Childhood PTA (WECPTA) will host its annual membership drive on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at the Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd.

This year’s theme is "Community Celebration" and we invite all local families to join us. Children’s activities will include visits with community heroes, face painting, crafts, balloon animals, snacks and much, much more! While the kids enjoy the specialty entertainment, adults will be able to learn all about the incredible offerings of the WECPTA.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:12 AM, 09.05.2018

Finding your English and Welsh ancestors

Are you having trouble finding your English and Welsh ancestors? It may be because of a lack of understanding about Britain’s system of public record keeping. From 1538-1837, parish records contained all the significant life events for 98 percent of the population. Original documents for baptism, marriage, burial and many other events were filed in the historical parish jurisdictions.

Genealogist Liz Pearson has first-hand experience in English and Welsh research. Born in England, she spent many years researching her own family history. During the late 1970s her professional life brought her to New York and Washington, D.C., where she found many opportunities to share her English and Welsh expertise with Anglo-Americans researching their roots.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:11 AM, 09.05.2018

St. Ladislas 50+ Club begins 28th season

The 50+ Club kicks off their 28th year on Sept. 18 in Cullen Hall at St. Ladislas Church. Our featured entertainer will be Sara Lowe, the Ukulele Lady. She is very entertaining with a wide variety of songs. 

Reservations can be made by calling 440-937-8089. Cost is $11 and the deadline for reservations is Sept. 14. Doors open at 10 a.m., a short meeting follows at 10:30 a.m. and entertainment is at 11 a.m. A delicious meal is served at noon.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:11 AM, 09.05.2018

Fete des Fleurs tickets still available

Time is running out to get your tickets for the Westlake Garden Club’s fundraiser luncheon, Fete des Fleurs. The luncheon is on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Westwood Country Club, where you will partake of a delicious lunch, have an opportunity to win a fantastic raffle basket or some cash in the 50/50 raffle, and enjoy an interesting and enlightening program.

The speaker will be Jill Koski, new president and CEO of Holden Forests & Gardens. Tickets for the luncheon are $35 which includes valet parking. Deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 19. Visit westlakegardenclub.org or call 440-665-5463 for more information.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:10 AM, 09.05.2018

Sign up for youth basketball, volleyball with the West Shore Family YMCA

Registration is open now through Sept. 10 for the West Shore Family YMCA's fall Jr. Cavs basketball and volleyball leagues. Basketball is open to ages 3-11 and volleyball is open to ages 7-14. Both leagues are co-ed. 

The YMCA's youth sports leagues have an emphasis on sportmanship and fun. Youth sports leagues operate under Fair Play Rules giving every child the chance to learn and play.

Read Full Story
Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:16 AM, 09.05.2018