Community Events

Cure your family’s cabin fever

Feeling cooped up due to frigid temperatures and continuous snowfall? The best way to cure cabin fever is to get moving and find engaging activities in your community for the entire family.

Providing free admission seven days a week, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center offers quality nature, environmental and science experiences through native wildlife exhibits, daily planetarium shows and more. Special family programs are offered each month, for just $5 to $8 a person.

Upcoming family programs at the Center include:

Family Astronomy Night

Friday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Spend an evening under the stars and observe the beautiful winter night sky in both the natural elements and inside Schuele Planetarium. Fee: $8/person; children 2 and under are free.

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Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 9:21 AM, 01.23.2018

Save the date for Nourish fundraiser

Happy New Year! Make room on your fresh, new 2018 calendar for Village Project's third annual Nourish event on March 3. For the second year in a row, it will be held at Hyland creator of OnBase, Building 3 in Westlake from 6-10 p.m. Enjoy delicious food, bid on fabulous auction items and win a $3,000 dream vacation of your choice as you socialize the night away with fun people.

Tickets may be purchased at, where you may also learn about event sponsorship opportunities and myriad ways to help, including donating auction items and services, gift cards for a Gift Card Drawing and bottles of wine for a Wine Pull.

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Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 9:22 AM, 01.23.2018

Celebrate MLK Day at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

The Women's Board invites you and your family to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15, at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. The Center will have a special selection of star shows and animal encounters to engage the whole family. Spend the day meeting the Center's resident animals at Critter Encounters and traveling to space in their wide variety of planetarium shows. Don't forget to browse the indoor and outdoor exhibits!

Members of the Women’s Board will be greeting visitors and selling hot chocolate, coffee and cookies. All proceeds will help fund the Center’s education programs, wildlife rehabilitation services and animal care.

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 9:34 AM, 01.09.2018

Home school visitation day at Tri-C Westshore

The Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will host a visitation day for home-schooled children and their families on Friday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to noon.

The open house will offer information on how to attend Tri-C through the state’s College Credit Plus program, which allows teens to earn college credit at no cost during their high school years.

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 9:36 AM, 01.09.2018

Menorah lights brighten rough snowstorm

Crowds of west siders braved the winter storm to join the annual Chanukah celebration Dec. 13 at Crocker Park. It was warm and toasty inside the Market Square hall as young and old enjoyed an evening of fun, celebrating the miracle of Chanukah in the Jewish tradition.

The evening ended with the lighting of a giant, nine-foot menorah outside the square with Mayor Dennis Clough kindling the first lamp.

It was an evening to be remembered, and now becoming an annual holiday tradition.

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 9:36 AM, 01.09.2018

St. Bernadette School to host annual open house Jan. 28

Saint Bernadette School in Westlake will be hosting their annual Open House for new families interested in enrollment (Preschool through Grade Eight) for the 2018-2019 school year on Sunday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Families will have an opportunity to meet the principal, Mrs. Monica Dietz, and vice principal, Mr. Bart Chatfield, along with faculty and staff. Parents and Student Council will also be on hand to give personal tours of our campus and share the good news of our faith-filled community. There will be an art show; science fair; technology and STEM demonstrations; choir, band and Drama Club performances; visits to the classrooms, extra-curricular presentations, refreshments, plus fun family activities for all ages.

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 9:39 AM, 01.09.2018

A night of live music on Christmas Eve-eve for a great cause

’Twas the night before the night before Christmas, when all through the house … the halls had been decked, stockings hung with care, holiday cards posted, shopping completed, presents wrapped, carols sung, chestnuts roasted – phew, you deserve a break!

May we suggest you head to Vosh in Lakewood for some fun and live music, featuring Ralph’s Basement? On Saturday, Dec. 23, the Christmas spirit will be alive and well at Vosh as they host a special benefit for Village Project. You can enjoy beer from 7-10 p.m., appetizers from 8-10 p.m. and live music from 8-11 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person.

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Volume 9, Issue 24, Posted 9:58 AM, 12.19.2017

Bay Kiwanis Christmas Tree sale ends in sellout

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club's annual Christmas Tree sale ended with an empty lot this year. Every tree found a home to adorn for the holiday season. Bay Kiwanis would like to thank the Bay High School Key Club members as well as family and friends for devoting their weekends toward accomplishing the goal of selling over 280 trees, netting the club more than $6,700. 

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club would also like to thank the many customers who showed their support by purchasing a tree. Many customers have made buying a tree from us an annual event with their children’s families joining in. The funds raised will help the Bay Village Kiwanis Club accomplish their goal of providing support throughout the local community.

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Volume 9, Issue 24, Posted 10:00 AM, 12.19.2017

Celebrate the holidays with Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Join Lake Erie Nature & Science Center over the holidays for a special selection of star shows and animal encounters to engage the whole family!

Programs run Dec. 18-22 and Dec. 26-29. Fees are $2 to $5 per person. The Center will be closed on Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

Daily schedule:

  • 10:30 a.m.: Critter Encounters
  • 11:00 a.m.: Full Dome Show; Critter Encounters
  • 11:30 a.m.: Twinkle Tots; Critter Encounters
  • 12:00 p.m.: Stellar Stars
  • 12:30 p.m.: Critter Encounters
  • 1:00 p.m.: Family Adventures in Space; Critter Encounters
  • 1:30 p.m.: Sky Tonight; Critter Encounters
  • 2:30 p.m.: Full Dome Show.
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Volume 9, Issue 24, Posted 10:00 AM, 12.19.2017

Santa Claus comes to Bay Village

Santa Claus arrived at the Bay Village Community House after touring the city in a fire truck on Dec. 3. The Cahoon Christmas event, sponsored by Bay Kiwanis and the Bay Village Historical Society, featured kids crafts, civic groups selling baked goods and gifts, Christmas carols sung by the Bay High Choraleers, and the lighting of the city’s tree. The Bay Village Community Theater performed  “A Christmas Carol” later in the day. Photos by Larry Bennet.

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Volume 9, Issue 23, Posted 10:30 AM, 12.05.2017

Oh, Christmas Tree

As the last ornament was hung on the Christmas tree in the Westlake Porter Public Library by the Westlake Garden Club, it drew the attention of Jensen Costa, age 2, who admitted that he was looking forward to a visit from Santa. Jensen was at the library with his mom, Yoon Costa, of Westlake.

This year the tree's decorating theme is candy canes and sparkle. It was planned by garden club member Robert Pearl who was assisted by club members Margaret Schulz, Carolyn Steigman, Carol Lewellen and Kathy Bruening.

The tree is located in the lobby across from the gift shop and will remain up for the month of December.

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Volume 9, Issue 23, Posted 10:31 AM, 12.05.2017

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 residents and children of all ages to join them in celebrating an old-fashioned community Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A kickoff to the holiday season, the event will include a children’s craft at Rose Hill Museum, 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.

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 9:58 AM, 11.21.2017

Community vendor event comes to Westlake for Hanukkah

Chabad of the West Side, a local Jewish organization serving Cleveland's western suburbs, will be hosting a pre-Hanukkah holiday season vendors event on Dec. 3 at the Westlake Recreation Center.

The event will feature lots of local vendors offering their goods at great prices, including loads of gifts, toys, crafts and Judaica. Of course, lots of Hanukkah-themed decorations and crafts with a variety of menorahs will be available too! Kids will enjoy an afternoon of crafts and games, and adults will shop away.

"This is the first event of its kind in this area," said Devorah Jacobs, one of the event's organizers. "We're super excited about it. It's sure to be a blast!" 

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 9:59 AM, 11.21.2017

Holiday happenings at the Clague House Museum

As usual, the historic Clague House Museum, 1371 Clague Road, will be very busy this holiday season. If you would like to participate or volunteer to assist with any of the following events, please call the Westlake Historical Society at 216-848-0680 or check our website,, for more details.

Pet Photos With Santa

The Historical Society is hosting the always popular Pet Photos with Santa Claus on Sunday, Dec. 3. Santa will be at the museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We ask that you make a reservation to help keep things running smoothly during the event. The suggested donation is $10. Families are also welcome to pose for photos.

Teddy Bear Overnight

Children are invited to drop off their teddy bear at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, to spend the night at the Clague House Museum. Check-out time for the teddy bears is is Saturday at 1 p.m. Children and their bears are invited to make a craft at our craft table and visit with Santa in the parlor. Although this event is free, reservations are required.

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 9:52 AM, 11.21.2017

Bay Village civic groups planning big fun for the holidays

The Bay Village Community Council met on Nov. 15 to share news and notes about their upcoming activities. Here are some of the highlights. It's going to be a busy winter in Bay. 

The Council is accepting nominations for Bay Village Citizen of the Year and Bay Village Project of the Year. Nominations are open to the public and encouraged. Citizen of the Year nominees must be Bay Village residents who have provided significant service to the community without monetary reward. Project of the Year nominees are considered based on community impact and the involvement of volunteers and organizations. 

Nomination forms are available at Hard copies are available at City Hall and the Bay Library.

American Legion Post #385 celebrated Veterans Day by retiring 274 full size and over 200 cemetery size American flags. Retirement was conducted using appropriate military procedures. The post conducts flag retirements on both Veterans Day and Flag Day.

 Bay Athletic Boosters Association announced that their 2018 Snoball Run will take place Saturday, Feb. 18.For details, go to

Bay Village Education Foundation trustees met in October to decide on this year’s grant recipients. Twenty-two grants were submitted by current Bay Village teachers, staff members, or students. The Foundation decided to disperse over $18,000 to the selected grants for activities or projects that directly benefit students enrolled in the Bay Village City Schools. Awards will be announced soon. Their annual fundraiser, Creating Opportunities, will be held at Arrabiata's Italian Restaurant on Sunday, Jan. 28, 5-8 p.m.  It will feature a dinner buffet, open bar, dessert, a silent auction and many fun raffles. Tickets are $60 each. They are accepting auction donations; contact Jacquie at For ticket or sponsor information, contact Kim at

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 9:56 AM, 11.21.2017

Get ready for Christmas and help support your community

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club is conducting their annual Christmas tree sale from Friday, Nov. 24, until Saturday, Dec. 16. Bay Kiwanis has been selling Christmas trees since 2004. Tree sales are held near the gazebo in Cahoon Memorial Park. Hours are 4-7 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Three types of trees are available: Douglas fir, Colorado spruce and Fraser fir, with sizes ranging from 6 feet to 10 feet.

Tree pricing is as follows:

  • 6- to 7-foot Douglas fir and Colorado spruce: $40 each
  • 6- to 7-foot Fraser fir: $60
  • 7- to 8-foot Fraser fir: $70
  • 9- to 10-foot Fraser fir: $130
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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 9:55 AM, 11.21.2017

WestShore Lions meeting to feature YC athletic coordinator

WestShore Lions Club will feature as part of their Dec. 7 meeting, a presentation from Youth Challenge athletic coordinator Mackenzie Vecchio. Ms. Vecchio will give a description of what Youth Challenge is and speak to their mission of bringing together young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers, who inspire each other through adapted sports, recreation and social growth activies.

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 9:58 AM, 11.21.2017

St. Raphael Parish hosting community pasta dinner

Father Tim Gareau and the Parish and Community Engagement (PACE) committee cordially invite you to enjoy the first in a series of gatherings celebrating our parish family and benefiting St. Raphael Parish.

Join us for a Community Pasta Dinner prepared by parishioners Liz and Dave Sfeir, owners of Well Done Catering, on Friday, Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m., in the Parish Activity Center. The cost is $16 (adults) and $10 (seniors and children ages 2-10). Lemonade, iced tea, coffee and water are included. Wine is available for purchase. Reserve your spot today by getting your tickets before and after weekend masses, or at the parish office next to the church at 525 Dover Center Road. Ticket payment and reservation is needed by Friday, Nov. 24. 

Contact the parish office, 440-871-1100, for more information. 

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 9:58 AM, 11.21.2017

BAYarts hosts murder mystery party Dec. 8

The year is 1857, and a celebration is taking place to honor Miss Evangeline Steele on the occasion of her 21st birthday. The location is the Fuller House, located above rocky cliffs on Lake Erie. In attendance shall be noted alchemist Lyra Cross, nobleman Mr. Ivan Burnet, the gruff Mr. Morgan Bishop and the youthful widow Lady Araminta Steeles.

That is the setting to be staged on Friday, Dec. 8, at BAYarts, for the first ever Murder Mystery night, titled "A Dickens of a Holiday Party." It is a steampunk Victorian night, which will feature a hearty buffet of appetizers, jovial music, good company and a ghastly murder to solve.

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 9:54 AM, 11.21.2017

Take an adventure ride through Cleveland's calamities

Alan F. Dutka, author of “Cleveland Calamities: A History of Storm, Fire and Pestilence,” will address the Bay Village Historical Society on Nov. 16. Dutka will share talks on Cleveland’s greatest blizzards, most destructive tornadoes, nastiest storms and worst floods. Learn about a pseudo tidal wave that pounded the Lake Erie shore from Bay Village to the Pennsylvania border, and the phantom ice age that caused scientists to predict that glaciers would soon return to Northeast Ohio. Hear about a river that burned, mayflies that swarmed downtown by the millions, credible UFO sightings and a June blizzard that raged in the city. Dutka will explore the intriguing stories of the famous and lesser-known Cleveland area disasters.

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Volume 9, Issue 21, Posted 10:00 AM, 11.07.2017

Holiday gatherings a good time to learn family history

As this year comes to a close and a new year is on the horizon, most of us will be visiting with family and friends. Do not overlook the opportunity to ask the older generation for family stories that will be lost to the ages, when they pass away. Too many of us regret not asking more of grandmother, grandfather, mom, dad, aunts and uncles, when we had the chance.   

If you cannot visit in person this season, consider sending cards with a nice, handwritten note. Tell them you are interested in learning more about their lives. Perhaps, they will respond in kind. How nice to have a “hard copy” from a loved one that will not need an electronic device to view.

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Volume 9, Issue 21, Posted 9:58 AM, 11.07.2017

Annual Christmas 'Greening' workshops return to Bay Village

The Bay Village Garden club is pleased to again offer fun workshops to help people make fresh arrangements to decorate their homes or give as gifts. This is the 35th year for "Greening" and it continues to be a very popular event for the community. The club will provide all the materials and instructions to make it easy for anyone to create a beautiful holiday arrangement.

This year we have three new designs: a joyful wreath, a round centerpiece with lantern and a mini-boxwood tree topped with a plaid ribbon. Each arrangement is priced at $35.

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Volume 9, Issue 21, Posted 9:59 AM, 11.07.2017

Westlake athletic boosters to host OSU vs. Michigan watch party

The Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters (WDAB) invites the Westlake community to attend a social “fun”draiser featuring the OSU vs. Michigan football game. The event will be held at Panini’s Bar & Grill, 23800 Detroit Ave., on Nov. 25 with doors opening at 11:00 a.m.

The cost of $25 per person includes food, soda, coffee and two well drinks or draft beers. Happy hour prices for additional cocktails will be honored for the duration of the game. Game squares will also be available for purchase at the cost of $20 per square.

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Volume 9, Issue 21, Posted 10:00 AM, 11.07.2017

Catch the fall fun at Trunk or Treat

Westlake United Methodist Church will host a free community Trunk or Treat Event on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m. This is the sixth year that the church has opened their grounds (and the trunks of their cars!) to families for a safe and fun trick-or-treating experience.

Besides passing out candy from the trunks that are decorated in a variety of kid pleasing character favorites to traditional Halloween themes, families can walk through the friendly forest (weather permitting) or up their scare factor a bit in the Haunted Hallway, sponsored by the church youth group. 

Live music by piano man Rich Gallo as well as games and food make for a simple and fun fall tradition not to be missed. 

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 9:46 AM, 10.17.2017

Community yard sale raises $10,000 for hurricane victims

The Community Yard Sale in Bay Village to benefit hurricane victims was a huge success, raising over $10,000 for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.

“This community is just amazing,” said Annie Nock, event coordinator. “We hatched this idea, got the Bay Village Foundation and community volunteers on board, obtained City Council approval, and started spreading the word in a matter of just a couple of weeks. We received hundreds of wonderful items for the sale, and a large group of rummage sale shoppers turned out.”

Volunteers accepted donations for the sale at the Bayway Cabin a few days before the sale. Volunteers were on hand to help donors unload their cars, and items were immediately priced and organized by theme, including such areas as glassware, furniture, sporting goods, books, toys and electronics. The sale was held on Oct. 6 and 7.

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 9:55 AM, 10.17.2017

St. Ladislas to host forum on local opioid crisis

An addiction to opioids (which includes pills and heroin) can strike any family.

To protect your family, do you know:

  • The warning signs of addiction?
  • How to minimize the risk of addiction?
  • What to do and what not to do?
  • Where to go for help?

For answers to these questions, please join us on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Ladislas Church 2345 Bassett Road, Westlake.

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 9:52 AM, 10.17.2017

No tricks, just treats

Join Lake Erie Nature & Science Center on Friday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. for its annual Halloween Celebration & Hayrides.

Meet the Center’s animal ambassadors as you trick-or-treat through the Wildlife Gardens, then hop on a hayride to admire the autumnal colors of Huntington Reservation. Grab some dinner, make a Halloween craft to take home, enjoy a family-friendly show in Schuele Planetarium and relax by the crackling fireplace at this non-scary celebration. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 9:50 AM, 10.17.2017

Bay Village PTA hosts ‘Reflections Info Night’ Oct. 25 at Bay Library

Does your child create imaginative, original visual artwork? Does he have an eye for photography? Has she written her own songs or fantastic stories? The Bay Village PTA Reflections program is a chance for our art-loving students to shine.

What is Reflections? It is PTA’s nationally acclaimed student cultural arts program, recognizing children for their creativity. Students from preschool through grade 12 may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme: "Within Reach." Students of all abilities are invited to submit an art piece in the categories of: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 9:52 AM, 10.17.2017

Bay Village Holiday Homes Tour

The Bay Village Holiday Homes Tour and Holiday Shop are back on Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Tour, which is put on by the Bay Village Early Childhood PTA (BVECPTA), features six charming Bay Village homes beautifully decorated for the holidays by local florists and designers.

"The six homes we chose for the Tour this year showcase the variety of homes that make up Bay," said Abby Kerns, a Homes Tour co-chair. "There is something for everyone to get inspired by, whether you are going to enjoy the holiday decorations or get ideas to re-do your home." Enjoy live holiday music and culinary delights as you make your way through the Tour.  

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 9:50 AM, 10.17.2017

Bay Village community yard sale to benefit hurricane victims

During the first week of October, Bay Village residents will open their hearts to help victims of recent hurricanes hundreds of miles away in Texas, Florida and islands in the Caribbean.

The Bay Village Foundation is sponsoring a Community Yard Sale at Bayway Cabin on Friday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents have an opportunity to join in this citywide effort in two ways: donate items to be sold at the event or buy items donated by others. Sale proceeds are designated for American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 9:59 AM, 10.03.2017

Bay Village DAR honors state regent

On Sept 16 , Bay Village's Martha Devotion Huntington Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution joined with Hannah Luther Bosworth Chapter in Strongsville to host the Ohio Society DAR state regent Nancy Schirm Wright at the North Royalton Library. In attendance were 60 members of nine Northeast Ohio DAR chapters.

Following lunch, the state regent presented her program, "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Mrs. Wright spoke of the history of the many service programs and projects throughout the history of the DAR and the current missions of DAR to "sow the seeds of service, outreach and love."

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 10:11 AM, 10.03.2017

Oct. 11 Herb Guild meeting will share the story of plants

The October meeting of the Herb Guild Garden Club will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Westlake Porter Public Library. The business meeting will start at 10 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m.

October's presentation will be given by Jeff Griff from Lowe's Greenhouse and Gift Shop. Located in Chagrin Falls, Lowe's Greenhouse is not affiliated with Lowe's Home Improvement Store. They carry the usual variety of items you would find in a garden store, and in addition give a variety of fun workshops. At the presentation, Jeff will pick 10 plants and tell a story about each one. This is sure to be a fun and educational event. As always, guests are welcome to join.  

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 10:10 AM, 10.03.2017

Save the Date: Benefit performance for Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Mark your calendar for Dec. 10. The Women's Board of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center invites you to join them at Clague Playhouse for a benefit performance of "Christmas at the Wiley Diner."

The 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee will be preceded by a social at 1:15 p.m. featuring food and beverage. General admission tickets are $25 each and are available by calling 440-773-7743 or 440-670-6760. This benefit is a perfect time to invite a friend to share a holiday event or to purchase a ticket as a gift.

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 10:02 AM, 10.03.2017

Buried Beneath Cleveland

As towns and cities grew during the late 1800s, more urban land was needed for development. Often, the most attractive “open spaces” to develop were inhabited by the dead. Consequently, many urban cemeteries were relocated to the surrounding suburbs. But not all of the dead made the journey to a new cemetery.

Local author William G. Krejci tracked down more than 50 displaced cemeteries throughout the Greater Cleveland area. His most recent book, “Buried Beneath Cleveland: Lost Cemeteries of Cuyahoga County,” details his discoveries of Revolutionary War veterans, famous scientists and illustrious dignitaries buried beneath grocery stores, parking lots and gas stations.

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 10:10 AM, 10.03.2017

St. Raphael's annual Pet Blessing set for Oct. 4

Hedgehogs, bearded dragons and less-exotic household animals and their families are invited to the 13th Annual Blessing of the Pets on Wednesday, 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 Landmark and 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!

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Volume 9, Issue 18, Posted 10:20 AM, 09.19.2017

Bay Village waterways clean-up scheduled

The Bay Village Waterways Clean-up Day sponsored by The Bay Village Foundation, Bay High Project Earth Club, Bay Village Green Team and the Scouts will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23. All are welcome to meet at the Bay Middle School cafeteria to sign in by 11:00 a.m. Volunteers of all ages will go out in groups to clean up Bay's waterways and surrounding areas. Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian or bring a signed permission slip. Students, parents, scouts and other groups looking for service projects are welcome to participate.

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Volume 9, Issue 18, Posted 10:11 AM, 09.19.2017

Bay Village civic groups plan fall fun

The Bay Village Community Council met on Sept. 6 to share news and notes about their upcoming activities. It's going to be a busy fall in Bay; here are some of the highlights:

A Community-Wide Garage Sale to benefit hurricane victims is being planned for Oct. 6 and 7 at the Bay Way Cabin. The planners are looking for volunteers and donations. More details will be published soon. For more information, contact Annie Nock at 330-620-7931,

American Legion Post #385 recently recognized scouts Nikolas Hokky and Shawn Simko of Troop 151 at St. Raphael, who earned their Eagle Scout awards. In October, post members will attend Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church to congratulate Troop 41's Matthew Gantzer, Dennis Moore lll and Dennis Risch on becoming Eagle Scouts. The Legion presents a Good Citizenship Certificate to each boy and an American flag to their parents.

Bay Athletic Boosters will accept donations of used items at their "Great Closet Clean Out" Oct. 6-8 at the high school and middle school. For more information on Bay Boosters and sports go to

Bay Village Community Theater will present "The Dining Room" on Sept. 22, 23, 29, 30 and Oct. 1 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Tickets are available at A joint fundraiser with Clague Playhouse will be held at the Oct. 21 performances of “Two Mediums at Large.” Tickets are $25; available at or 440-331-0403.

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Volume 9, Issue 18, Posted 10:20 AM, 09.19.2017

Fall fun at the Westlake Recreation Center

As the days become cooler and the leaves turn shades of red and yellow, we turn our thoughts to apple picking, pumpkin hunts and warm cider. The Westlake Recreation Center has many indoor and outdoor activities planned for children, adults and families. We are introducing some new programming for all ages and interests, including cooking classes, while bringing back the popular adult game of pickleball.

On Oct. 9, join Ms. Nisha as she offers cooking classes for children and adults. Children ages 3-5 years will be accompanied by an adult as they explore food through the alphabet. Can you think of a food that begins with the letter X? The Dinner Club teaches food prep and cooking from scratch for children ages 5-16 years. Dishes will include salads, casseroles and cookies. With our busy schedules we sometimes find it challenging to prepare meals as we juggle work, practice and homework. Ms. Nisha shares family recipes. With classes for the whole family, preparing dinner can become a wonderful bonding time with your family as you plan and prepare meals together.

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Volume 9, Issue 18, Posted 10:19 AM, 09.19.2017

Former Secret Service agent recalls Kennedy assassination

Hear the first-hand account of an “Eyewitness to a President’s Assassination” on Thursday, Sept. 21, as the Bay Village Historical Society welcomes speaker Paul Landis, a former Secret Service agent.

Landis was in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963, and is one of only two surviving Secret Service agents who personally witnessed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A special agent from 1959 to 1964, his assignments included guarding former President Dwight Eisenhower’s grandchildren in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Caroline and John Kennedy Jr. (the “Kiddie Detail”); and eventually guarding first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Landis’ talk will include comparisons of the Secret Service then and now, and his personal experiences and memories of the tragic events of more than half a century ago in in Dallas. His story offers an insightful look at a monumental moment in American history.

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Volume 9, Issue 17, Posted 9:45 AM, 09.06.2017

Local group offers memorable father-child experiences

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 your child off; dads participate in all activities.

Dads can register with their sons and daughters as young as kindergarten-age. Our organization serves the entire West Shore area, including Bay Village and Westlake. Tribes are organized with other dads from the same area and whose kids are in the same age range.

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Volume 9, Issue 17, Posted 9:41 AM, 09.06.2017