Community Events

Learn what it takes to protect and serve

First, I allowed two of my partners to be stabbed in the back. Moments later, I accidentally shot one of them right in the head. It was NOT a good night for me.

Fortunately, it turned out just fine for them. We were just three of the 22 "students" taking part in the 2019 Westlake Community Police Academy.

I’ll come back to the building search exercise in a moment, as it was merely one of over two dozen topics and activities we dove into during our weekly 3-hour sessions. 

Over the course of 12 weeks, various experts in various areas of police work instructed us. Each week offered a deeper peek into the vast abilities of our formidable Westlake law enforcement: narcotics investigation, hostage negotiation, crime scene processing, patrol techniques, radar operation, crowd control, human trafficking investigation, jail operations, detective procedures, court systems, and more.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:43 AM, 06.18.2019

Fun all day at 2019 Destination Bay

Five Bay Village organizations teamed up to provide a unique experience under the umbrella of "Destination Bay" on June 15. The annual event of family friendly events featured biking, art, music, collectibles, history tours, nature exhibits and a chance to win prizes.

Participating organizations included the Village Project, the Bay Village Historical Society, BAYarts, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, Village Bicycle Cooperative and Walgreens.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 10:27 AM, 06.18.2019

'Homeless Jesus' sculpture on view at St. Paul Westlake now through July

St. Paul Westlake is hosting a thought-provoking sculpture of "Homeless Jesus" through the month of July. The sculpture is owned by the Community West Foundation and was installed on our grounds June 3. St. Paul Westlake Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Dr. David Buegler, sits on the Community West Foundation Board. Each two months, a different west side church displays the sculpture for the community.

Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz created this depiction in 2013 to remind viewers that when Christ came down incarnate in His humanity He was essentially "homeless." He even said, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head." (Luke 9).

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:49 AM, 06.18.2019

Don't miss out on the 2019 Westlake in Bloom competition

Attention Westlake gardeners, there is still time to enter the 2019 Westlake in Bloom competition! The deadline for entering is Friday, June 28, at 5 p.m. 

Entry forms are available at Cahoon Nursery, Dean’s Greenhouse, Gale’s Westlake Garden Center, Porter Library, and at Westlake City Hall, Recreation Center, and Community Services Department. You can also download an entry form at www.cityofwestlake.org/588/Westlake-in-Bloom

Properties will be judged on July 8, 9 and 10 and awards will be presented at a ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at La Centre Banquet and Conference Center.

Pick up an entry form today and make sure to get it to City Hall by the deadline date.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:42 AM, 06.18.2019

Bay Days run returns to Bay High track

Once again, the annual Bay Days Kids Run and 5-Mile Open on July 4 will start in front of Bay High School, but this year the finish lines are back on Bay High School’s track. Last year, work on the stadium’s field forced the race to finish on the west driveway, which led to a slightly longer trek north on Bradley. This year, as runners wind through western Bay’s tree-lined streets, they will turn right off of Bradley onto Winston.

The track finish is exciting for runners and spectators, while the fenced-in stadium can help parents keep track of their children. The Kids Run is free for children age 14 and under, but registration is required. The 5-Mile Open fee is $35 through July 3; $40 on the day of the event. After the run, participants young and old can enjoy Dixieland Jazz played by the Bay Community Band, and gobble up Popsicles, watermelons and chicken sandwiches delivered by a red, white and possibly blue cow. Other amenities include ice cream certificates for the top 3 in each age group, meal certificates for all participants, plus professional massages and medical treatment.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:41 AM, 06.18.2019

Spiritual organizer to speak at St. Paul women's luncheon

Clear out your spiritual clutter. Shannon Upton – who describes herself as an organizer, speaker, author, encourager, teacher and anxiety fighter – wants to help.

Upton is the author of a series of "Organizing You" books, Christian self-help books which she says will teach you how to clear out your spiritual clutter, along with the clutter in your home and schedule. She has also authored two free group Bible studies as resource material. A wife and mother of three, Upton resides with her husband, Travis, and their children in Central Ohio.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:49 AM, 06.18.2019

'Cahoon in June' celebrates 50 years

Event is part of 'Destination Bay' on June 15

The 50th annual “Cahoon in June” fine crafts, antiques and collectibles show takes place on Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Cahoon Memorial Park.

Once again, the event is part of “Destination Bay,” a day of activities around Bay Village. BAYarts' annual Art & Music Festival is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Village Project's Project Pedal fundraiser is 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is featuring free planetarium programs and tours from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Village Bicycle Cooperative will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Transportation runs between venues.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:26 AM, 06.04.2019

Westlake youth group to host huge rummage sale

The WAY Group of St. Ladislas Parish in Westlake is hosting a huge fundraiser June 13-15. This fundraiser is the WAY's Great Annual Garage and Rummage Sale. 

Cullen Hall of St. Ladislas Parish transforms into a huge store that will offer you the opportunity to buy some great treasures like appliances, furniture, books, electronics, holiday goodies, baby things, toys, sports and exercise equipment, tools and gardening things and crafts!

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:28 AM, 06.04.2019

Herb Guild's June meeting to feature greenhouse workshop

The next meeting of the Herb Guild Garden Club will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at Westlake Porter Public Library. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. Following lunch, members will car pool to Dean's Greenhouse in Westlake, where we will participate in a make-and-take workshop. Guests are welcome, but will be charged a fee for the workshop. Please call Pat Hannum at 440-582-0191 for more information.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:27 AM, 06.04.2019

Bay Village civic groups are excited to announce their plans for summer fun

The Bay Village Community Council met on May 23 to discuss their group's upcoming events. Here are some highlights.

Bay Village Green Team hosted its annual Shredding Event and Habitat for Humanity collection in the police station parking lot on April 27. Over 10 tons of paper and cardboard were collected to be shredded and recycled, and 81 donors brought household items for reuse. The team’s next quarterly meeting is Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. in the Community House. The guest speaker will be Patrick O’Connor from the Cleveland Power of Wind Action Team. All are welcome. Their first creek cleanup of the summer is Wednesday, June 19, 7 p.m. at Reese Park. Volunteers wanted.

Bay Village Kiwanis is preparing for Bay Days, Wednesday, July 3, through Saturday, July 6. The 5-mile race will start at 8:30 a.m. on July 4 at Bay High School.

Village Bicycle Cooperative is open Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for Wheels and Deals. There is a large inventory of bikes for sale. Visitors are welcome to stop in for safety checks, to use tools and ask for advice. Fully trained volunteers can come in to assist mechanics and those working on their bikes.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:27 AM, 06.04.2019

Itís time to get on your bikes and ride

The sun is out, and temperatures are finally getting warmer. Are you ready to make some wonderful summer memories? Wouldn’t it be delightful to enjoy the company of family and friends while stretching your muscles, feeling the fresh air in your lungs and taking in the sights and sounds of a Saturday in the lovely month of June?

By golly, we know how you can make this happen!

The sixth annual Project Pedal charitable bike ride will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event begins in Cahoon Memorial Park and ends at the Bay Village Police Station.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:24 AM, 06.04.2019

Marriage and divorce in the 1800s

If the rains displaced you from your yard and garden this month, you might reap some fruit by moving indoors to cultivate your family tree. And, when the weather becomes too steamy, a road trip to an air-conditioned library or courthouse may yield some interesting information about your ancestors’ lives.

While many public records have been digitized for online access, there is a treasure trove of records waiting to be found at local libraries, historical societies and county courthouses.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:24 AM, 06.04.2019

Exciting additions to BAYarts' free summer line-up

Kick off the summer season with the BAYarts Farm + Art Market which starts on Thursday, June 13, (5-8 p.m.) and runs every Thursday until Sept. 12. This year, market Manager Pam Mills has lined up another pie-baking contest, several dog-themed Yappy Hours, and Cupcake Wars. Krav food truck will be in attendance most nights, along with vendors that provide fresh produce, eggs, bakery goods, salsas, flowers, jewelry, Cleveland swag, fresh-pressed juices, pasta, teas and more.

A full list of vendors can be found on www.bayarts.net/events/market and new vendors can also apply via that site. "We're very excited to have grown each year, and to see how the community turns up in full force each week," says Mills.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:22 AM, 06.04.2019

Annual BVF Memorial Day Ceremony

Bay Village Foundation ceremony bestows grants, scholarships and plaques

The Bay Village Foundation, a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the quality of life in Bay Village, held its annual Memorial Day program in a tent by the T. Richard Martin walking trail in Cahoon Memorial Park under sunny skies. The program was led by board president Richard Veres and masters of ceremony Beth and Fred McLeod. 

Each year the Foundation awards grants to groups and organizations that benefit the citizens of Bay Village who apply for assistance. 

Board member Dave Tadych presented this year’s grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to the following organizations: Bay Village Community Theater, Bay Veterans of Foreign Wars, Destination Bay, BAYarts, Bay Village Green Team, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, Youth Challenge, Family Haven, Knickerbocker Senior Center, and the Carolyn Farrell Foundation. 

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:44 AM, 06.04.2019

Westlake Kiwanis thanks public for Memorial Day participation

The Westlake Kiwanis would like to thank the public for their participation in their annual Memorial Day Parade – the many people who lined Hilliard during the parade and those who attended the services at the Gazebo along with the many antique vehicles and marching units.

Particular thanks go to:

  • 91-year-old Tom Hill, a WWII veteran who served in the European Theater under General Patton for leading the singing of the national anthem;
  • Guest speaker Charlotte Ramser for her moving reading of a letter from her father, a glider pilot shot down over enemy territory and eventual rescue and rehabilitation;
  • Lt. Col. Terry Crist's salute to veterans;
  • Regina McCarthy's donation of a memorial wreath;
  • Hilary Patriok, Westlake Schools band director, for her wonderful musical program; and
  • The Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girls Scouts for their part in the Memorial Service.
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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:23 AM, 06.04.2019

Howling for a good cause

Mark your calendars for this year’s third annual Howl at the Moon event at the Westlake Recreation Center. On Monday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m., dogs and their families are invited to enjoy an evening of fun, play and delicious treats! All monetary proceeds from this year’s walk will benefit the Westlake Police K-9 unit.

The Westlake Police K-9 has been serving the city of Westlake for over 19 years. In that time, the unit has responded to hundreds of calls assisting the force in searches and protecting the community. Some of their duties have included school visits, foot patrols at Crocker Park and policing community events.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:41 AM, 05.21.2019

Moses Cleaveland is the topic of the summer's first porch talk

The Bay Village Historical Society will hold its first summer porch talk of 2019 on Sunday, June 9, 2 p.m. at the Osborn Learning Center.

Mary Louise Daley, history advocate, wife of the director of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, and administrator for Cleveland Councilman Michael Polensek, will talk about Moses Cleaveland. Founder of the city of Cleveland, Moses Cleaveland was a lawyer from Canterbury, Connecticut, a general under George Washington during the American Revolution and a surveyor for the Western Reserve Land Company.

Admission to the porch talk is free. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chair. Visit www.bayhistorical.com for details.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:30 AM, 05.21.2019

Plans set for Bay Village Memorial Day parade

It is that time of year, when we think about summer and look forward to Memorial Day weekend. While many think of this as a “holiday” it is really a “remembrance” day meant to remember all the men and women who have served our country and have passed away.

This year the Bay Village Memorial Day Parade will be on Monday, May 27. The parade timetable is as follows:

  • 8:00 a.m.: Participants assemble in Huntington Beach parking lot on Lake Road
  • 8:45 a.m.: March west on Lake Road to Lakeside Cemetery
  • 9:00 a.m.: Ceremony at Lakeside Cemetery
  • 9:15 a.m.: March east on Lake Road to the Cahoon Park gazebo
  • 9:45 a.m.: Ceremony at Cahoon Park
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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:22 AM, 05.21.2019

Bay Village Foundation hosts annual Memorial Day ceremony

The Bay Village Foundation will host its 17th annual ceremony to install and dedicate permanent bronze plaques on Memorial Day. The ceremony will take place in under the tent in Cahoon Park North, across the street from the Gazebo, at approximately 10:30 a.m., immediately following the Memorial Day Veterans Service.

Program chairman Fred Drenkhan announced that TV personalities Beth and Fred McLeod will emcee the program. The Bay High Honors Quintet will play before and during the program. BHS student vocal soloist, Natalie Surdy, will also perform. Three deserving students will be awarded scholarships and several volunteer groups will receive grants. This sharing of funds would not be possible without the generosity of Bay Village residents.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:22 AM, 05.21.2019

Bay Women's Club awards scholarships

Six graduating Bay High School seniors have each been awarded a $2,250 scholarship by the Bay Village Women's Club Foundation. The students were introduced at the Honors for Scholars Luncheon at the Cleveland Yachting Club on May 2 where they announced their college and major area of study.

Sophie Dasko will be majoring in history at John Carroll University and plans to go on to study law. She has been president of Model United Nations and is co-sponsor of the podcast "State Sponsored Programming."

Nursing will be the field of study for Paige Kettren at Cleveland State University. She has participated in Key Club all four years of high school, is a member of the National Honor Society, a Rockette for four years, and served in PAL, Peer Assistance in Learning.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:31 AM, 05.21.2019

BVHS seeks vendors for antique, craft show

The Bay Village Historical Society’s largest fundraiser of the year, an antique, craft and collectible show, is seeking vendors. This will be the 50th year the society has presented this show in beautiful Cahoon Memorial Park, overlooking Lake Erie.

The event will be held Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The show also features live music, food vendors, a classic car cruise-in and much more. Admission is free.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:30 AM, 05.21.2019

Discover facts about Northeast Ohio's ancient history

Do you ever feel like you are swimming upstream in traffic on Interstate 71?

Lee Hall, fossil preparatory and Vertebrate Paleontology Lab manager at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, is the featured speaker for the Thursday, May 16, Bay Village Historical Society potluck dinner program at the Bay Village Community House.

Hall will travel through time down Interstate 71 to a period when Northeast Ohio was flooded by a shallow tropical sea. While I-71 was under construction, giant armored fish skulls and mummified sharks buried for 360 million years were uncovered. Learn the history behind the discovery of this hidden treasure.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:16 PM, 05.06.2019

WDAB hosts annual Demon Derby 'Night at the Races'

Demon pride was alive and kicking at the Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters' (WDAB) third annual Demon Derby "Night at the Races." The event, held at St. Demetrios Church Cultural Center on March 30, included dinner, drinks, sideboards, horse races, raffle packages, silent auction, and the newly added “Wine Pull” with all proceeds benefiting WDAB and our mission to support all Demons athletics.           

“WDAB is a thriving organization with an energized group of families with students as young as 5th grade participating in our efforts and attending the Demon Derby. We are thrilled to have such tremendous support for our athletic programs and thank everyone who attended and donated to our 3rd Annual Night at the Races,” stated Gina Redinger, WDAB President. 

Attendees included Westlake coaches, administrators, alumni, parents of all grade levels, teachers and staff.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:18 PM, 05.06.2019

Kiwanis invites Westlake to honor veterans

Memorial Day will soon be here. The Westlake Kiwanis Club invites you to participate in our annual community parade and services that day, Monday, May 27.

The parade and service will honor those civilians and military that sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms and protect our shores – many of those fallen were members of our Westlake community. If you participated in the parade or in the services in Clague Park last year, the Westlake Kiwanis and the community appreciate your participation and hope you will take part again this year. 

If you missed this vibrant and moving event we hope you will join us this year. There is plenty of room for various groups of marchers, vehicles and floats. If you wish to participate in this year's parade and or service, please contact Rick Grane at 440-829-0974 or rickgrane@aol.com.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:13 PM, 05.06.2019

Learn about DNA test kits at Cuyahoga West meeting

As more databases of historical vital records become freely available online, researching ancestral family history is easier for individuals to pursue on their own. Add to this the growing number of reasonably priced DNA test kits to identify one’s autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial DNA, it is now possible to use these results to find relatives previously unknown. 

A DNA test can tell you so much more about who you are and suggest the geographic location of your ancestral progenitors. Most companies offer this basic service, but some are far better than others. Some DNA kits can reveal unique traits embedded in your genetic code that may put you at risk for certain health conditions. This can help you alter your lifestyle to try and prevent them. But which test kit is best and what will it reveal?  

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:14 PM, 05.06.2019

Herb Guild to spruce up Rose Hill Herb Garden on May 8

The May meeting of the Herb Guild Garden Club will be Wednesday, May 8, at the Rose Hill Herb Garden, which is located in Cahoon Memorial Park in Bay Village. The Herb Garden is located by the Cahoon House in the park and has been the longest supported garden effort by the Herb Guild. Volunteer teams tend to the garden monthly, weeding and watering as needed.

The meeting will start at 10 a.m., followed by a vigorous work out in the garden to spruce it up after the long winter. Members are asked to bring a bagged lunch, and garden gloves and tools for working in the garden. For those who are physically unable to help in the garden, a workshop table will be set up to help with crafts for the scholarship luncheon.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:13 PM, 05.06.2019

Get Out Festival celebrates outdoors, wellness and art

For its third year, the BAYarts Get Out Festival celebrating outdoors, wellness and art has added even more vendors and activities in addition to its food and live music offerings. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

For the first time, goat yoga will be at the event thanks to Feels Like OM. The owner, Alissa Miller, is very excited to visit a BAYarts event for the first time. "The reason people should visit our booth is plain and simple ... goats make people happy! People come to yoga not just for a workout, but to relax and decompress. Surrounding yourself with animals can lower rates of depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and loneliness."

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:16 PM, 05.06.2019

Eating for better health is the topic of two upcoming cooking classes

Many of us know that a healthy diet is key to maintaining and improving our health. Village Project is offering two upcoming cooking classes to get you on your way to preparing foods that will make a difference in your well-being, stamina and even your state of mind.

The guest host for both classes will be registered dietitian nutritionist Gretchen Spetz of The Functional Kitchen. Gretchen is passionate about helping people feel their very best. She believes that diet and lifestyle changes are powerful tools when it comes to improving fatigue, digestive problems, weight management and mood.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:12 PM, 05.06.2019

Learn about Lake Erie's birds on April 27

Join Lake Erie Nature & Science Center on Saturday, April 27, for its fourth annual Birds of Lake Erie Day sponsored by BakerHostetler.

This year, the Center is presenting two bundles for the day-long event. The “Early Bird” bundle will be geared toward preteens through adults and will begin at 7 a.m. with an optional hike through Huntington Reservation with birding expert Tim Jasinski in search for spring migrants. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., Early Bird guests will enjoy an animal presentation, a planetarium show about light pollution and a wildlife rehabilitation report that includes an update on Cleveland’s Lights Out initiative.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 9:46 AM, 04.16.2019

Westlake Special Olympics returns after two-year hiatus

The Westlake Kiwanis Family and the Westlake City Schools would like to invite anyone with special needs to take part in Special Olympics competition. Check in begins at 10 a.m. and the Opening Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the Westlake High School track, 27830 Hilliard Blvd. The event will start with a parade around the track with the Special Olympics torch.

The event is open to anyone ages 7 and older with special needs. Previous years' events included contestants ranging in age from 7 to 80. There will be seven track events: 25-meter wheelchair race (independent), 50-meter wheelchair race (independent), 25-meter wheelchair race (assisted), 50-meter wheelchair race (assisted), 25-meter independent walk, 25-meter walk and 50-meter dash. The field events will include: softball throw, standing long jump and wheelchair softball throw. Participants may pick up to four events to participate in, two track and two field.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 9:45 AM, 04.16.2019

Bay Kiwanis hosts successful pancake breakfast

The Bay Village Kiwanis and Bay High School Key Club's annual pancake breakfast has had another successful year. Fundraisers such as the pancake breakfast enable Bay Kiwanis to continue their community service efforts. It takes the support of the local community through their participation in the event to provide those funds. We would like to thank everyone in the community for taking the time out of their busy day to attend.

Our next big fundraiser is Bay Days, coming up July 3 through July 6. See you there.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 10:33 AM, 04.16.2019

Busy Sunday morning in Westlake

Sunday, April 7, was very busy in morning Westlake thanks to Hermes and the Westlake Kiwanis Family. The Westlake Spring Fever 4-mile and 2-mile races were put on by Hermes for the benefit of Lakeshore Day Camp and Westlake Kiwanis. The Kiwanis put on a pancake breakfast for the runners and the general public.

The Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club held a bake sale at the breakfast, with the Westlake Kiwanis Family Key Club, Builders Club and Aktion Club working together to make the the events run smoothly. There were baked goods, homemade dog treats, raffles and face painting. It was busy morning but a very fun morning.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 9:45 AM, 04.16.2019

Bay Village civic groups announce their plans for spring events

The Bay Village Community Council met on March 27 to discuss their group's exciting upcoming events. Here are some highlights. 

The Bay Village Green Team is hosting a Community Shredding Day on Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to noon in the police station parking lot. There is no limit on the amount of paper you can bring; cardboard is also accepted. You do not have to be a Bay resident to bring material for shredding. Habitat for Humanity will also be on site that day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. collecting gently used household items.   

The Bay Village Historical Society is holding its 50th annual "Cahoon in June" fine crafts, collectibles and antiques show, in Cahoon Memorial Park on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission to "Cahoon in June" is free. There will be a display of antique cars and boats in the park, as well as musical entertainment and food vendors. Rose Hill Museum, Reuben Osborn Learning Center and the Cahoon log cabin will be open. Interested Bay Village community groups are invited to set up tables free of charge. Contact Cynthia Eakin at 216-213-0312 to reserve a space. Vendor spaces are also available.  Proceeds from this event support the Rose Hill Museum, the Reuben Osborn Learning Center and student scholarships. Visit www.bayhistorical.com for additional information. 

Bay Village Kiwanis Club's Academic Achievement Awards will be held Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the high school. See their website for more details: bayvillage-oh.kiwanisone.org.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 9:51 AM, 04.16.2019

Bay alumni bowling event raises funds for scholarships

The third annual alumni fundraising bowling tournament was held at Bay Lanes on Saturday, March 24, and was a near sell-out. There were 94 alumni at the event, 67 bowlers and 27 socials. Tim McGraw '77 from Michigan and Mike Gatsos '77 from Virginia came in from out of town to participate. Bay Lanes was hopping that night and brought back many memories for the attendees.

The event raised over $1,600 that will go toward funding two academic achievement scholarships to Bay High seniors in the coming year. 

The contest pitted each class year against each other for two prizes. Winning class years will be displayed on hand-crafted bowling pins created by Randall Oldrieve '75; and will be on display in the high school sports hall until the next Alumni Madness. We had 26 classes ranging from the Class of 1955 to 2006 participating.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 9:49 AM, 04.02.2019

Westlake Easter Egg Scramble set for April 13

The Westlake Town Criers announce the 2019 Westlake City Easter Egg Hunt and Candy Scramble will be held at the Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd., on Saturday, April 13.

There will be two candy scrambles: the first at 1:00 p.m. for those ages 4 through 6, and the second at 1:30 p.m. for those ages 7 through 10. At these times the children will scramble for wrapped candy and also for special eggs redeemable for stuffed animals.

For children age 3 and under, there is a non-competitive Easter egg hunt where the child simply hunts for eggs that are redeemed for candy and prizes.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 9:53 AM, 04.02.2019

Meet your friends at the Westlake Kiwanis pancake breakfast and race

The Westlake Kiwanis will hold their spring pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 7. The breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Westlake High School cafeteria, 27830 Hilliard Blvd. The breakfast is being held in conjunction with the Hermes Westlake Spring Fever run to benefit LakeShore Day Camp, Westlake Kiwanis.

Breakfast includes all the pancakes you can eat! Plus sausage, orange juice, milk, coffee and tea. Tickets are $6. Children 6 and under eat for free.. The Westlake Kiwanis will be donating funds toward projects benefiting children throughout the Westlake community such as holiday food baskets for the disadvantaged, student scholarships, the Westlake High School Key Club, Builders Club and Aktion Club.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 9:42 AM, 04.02.2019

Genealogical collections at Akron-Summit County Public Library

Perhaps you are not familiar with the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s (ASCPL) local history and genealogy collection in their Special Collections Department. While their collection focus is primarily on Ohio and the surrounding states, you should note that they hold materials for the states of the eastern seaboard, New England and the South.

Historically, ASCPL has been a great resource for the genealogical researcher. In 2003, before the microfilm records of Ohio Deaths 1908-1944 were made available online at familysearch.org, ASCPL purchased the microfilm from the Ohio Historical Society for public access, thus saving Ohio researchers both time and money.  

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 9:45 AM, 04.02.2019

Hear about famous Chelsea Flower Show on April 10

The April meeting of the Herb Guild Garden Club will be held on Wednesday, April 10. After the business meeting at 10 a.m., members will enjoy a lunch hosted by club members. Following lunch, there will be a presentation given by Jeff Griff from Lowe's Garden Center in Chagrin Falls.

Jeff will share his personal memories of England's famous Chelsea Flower Show. The flower show is sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society and takes place on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea near London. The world-famous garden show takes place every May and is host to beautiful gardens, entertainment, food and gardening education. The Chelsea Flower Show is a bucket-list item for all gardeners.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 9:51 AM, 04.02.2019

Connecting for Kids to host Meet and Greet on April 11

Summer is less than three months away for most Northeast Ohio families. With a break from the daily school schedule, it is the perfect time to seek out extra help for a child that may be struggling with anxiety, attention, academic, electronic addition, social/communication or other issues. But how do you find a summer camp, program or provider that can best meet the needs of your child?

Connecting for Kids makes it easy with 75 local providers serving children birth through age 12 all under one roof at the Meet and Greet on Thursday, April 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd., in Rocky River. To register for the event, visit connectingforkids.org/meetandgreet. Those who pre-register and attend will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 10:09 AM, 03.19.2019

Westlake Early Childhood PTA kids resale event on March 23

The Westlake Early Childhood PTA (WECPTA) will hold its spring Kiddie Kloset kids resale event on Saturday, March 23, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at Westlake High School, 27830 Hilliard Blvd.

As an incentive to shop the Kiddie Kloset early this year, everyone that pays for early-bird admission between 8:00-9:00 a.m. will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Target gift certificate. The winner will be drawn at 9:15 a.m. and must be present to win.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 10:11 AM, 03.19.2019