Basketball dribbles into the Westlake Recreation Center

As the weather turns colder, the sports simply go indoors. Basketball season is upon us. The Westlake Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for its Youth Basketball Leagues. These leagues are open to any child in grades 1-12 who lives in, goes to school in Westlake OR is a member of the Westlake Recreation Center. Leagues are as follows:

Girls: Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9.

Boys: Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-12.

All of the boys’ leagues are played in the Westlake Recreation Center. The Girls 5th and 6th graders as well as the 7-9th graders will participate in the West Suburban Rec League.

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Volume 5, Issue 21, Posted 10:09 AM, 10.15.2013

Upcoming Bay Village Recreation programs

The weather may be cooling off, but Bay Village Rec programs are just heating up! Register for any of our programs online at or visit the Recreation Office 400 Bryson Lane. Questions? Call us at 440-871-6755.

Preschool Playtime

Spend your mornings with Bay Rec! Tumble mats, bouncing balls! A perfect opportunity to get your child out of the house, release some energy and make new friends! Parent supervision required. Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Community Gym. Fee: $2/child; $4/non-resident.

Girls Get Fit!

NEW! Youth fitness class for girls only, ages 11-17! Promotes a positive, healthy attitude towards exercise while building self-esteem. Cardio, strength training, flexibility, agility, even dance! Strength and beauty begin on the inside. Session: Monday/Wednesday, Oct. 28-Dec. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Westerly School All Purpose Room. Cost: $60/session; $75/non-resident; Drop-In Rate: $8/class; $10/non-resident. *No class on Nov. 25 or 27.

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Volume 5, Issue 21, Posted 10:16 AM, 10.15.2013

Autumn is awesome at Bay Rec

The weather may be cooling off, but Bay Village Rec programs are just heating up! Register for any of our programs online at or visit the Recreation Office, 400 Bryson Lane. Questions? Call us at 440-871-6755.

Preschool Playtime
Spend your mornings with Bay Rec! Tumble mats, bouncing balls: a perfect opportunity to get your child out of the house, release some energy and make new friends! Program begins Sept. 30. Parent supervision required. Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Community Gym. Fee: $2/child; $4/non-resident.

Creative Cupcakes
Let your child’s creativity shine in this cupcake decorating class! Students will learn how to decorate festive cupcakes for the holidays and bring their tasty artwork home to share. All supplies included. Location: Bay Lodge. Fee: $28/session; $43/non-resident.
Thanksgiving Cupcakes: Saturday, Nov. 16; Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Ages 9 and up, noon-1:30 p.m.
Christmas Cupcakes: Saturday, Dec. 14; Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Ages 9 and up, noon-1:30 p.m.

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Volume 5, Issue 20, Posted 9:38 AM, 10.01.2013

Special fall events at the Westlake Rec

Fall is set to arrive very shortly and the Westlake Recreation Department is ready to go. Four special events are on the calendar so stop on in and register before the leaves fall and you are left holding the rake!

First up is our inaugural Spooktacular Scarecrow Contest. For $20 you will receive the wood, nails and straw. The rest is up to you. Deadline to register is Oct. 1, and then on Saturday, Oct. 5, you will stop in and pick up your supplies from the Recreation Department. Take them home and get your scarecrow together. Please return your assembled scarecrow to the Recreation Department by Oct. 23 for display and judging.

The annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Hunt will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1-4 p.m., on the grounds of the Westlake Recreation Center. Come for this fun-filled festival for ages 9 and younger with a pumpkin hunt, face painters, hay rides, refreshments and more fun and games than you can imagine.

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Volume 5, Issue 19, Posted 10:23 AM, 09.17.2013

From bocce to basketball to football, Westlake Rec has it all

As summer heads towards fall, the Westlake Recreation Department is offering a variety of activities for all ages and abilities. From bocce to basketball to flag football, we have it all. 

First and foremost, we are offering a fall adult coed bocce league. After a successful summer run, bocce ball will continue its run during the fall. Youngsters can enjoy a variety of athletic events including Pass N Catch Football, Coed Flag Football and our newest offering, High School Coed Flag Football.

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Volume 5, Issue 17, Posted 10:03 AM, 08.20.2013

Bouncing in a castle

Kids line up to enter a bounce castle during Bay Rec’s annual Family Fun Night on Aug. 3.

The annual event featured games, music, face painting and a showing of the movie “Madagascar 3” at Cahoon Memorial Park.

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Volume 5, Issue 16, Posted 9:18 AM, 08.06.2013

New fall baseball league forming in Westlake

Fall is not just for football anymore. The Westlake Recreation Department is following that statement with the announcement of its new Fall Youth Baseball League. The league is debuting this year with three divisions: 11U, 12U and 13U. Games will be played on Saturday mornings starting at 9 a.m. and will feature old-fashioned doubleheaders each week. Each team will play six weeks or 12 games beginning on Saturday, August 24.

Just because the leaves are beginning to turn does not mean our national pastime needs to end. MLB calls the World Series its “Fall Classic” so why not extend baseball past the traditional summer season here on the North Coast? The Westlake Recreation Department is looking for teams to enter as a whole for this season. The entry fee is $275 for the season and will include all the game balls. Teams will then be responsible for umpire fees each week.

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Volume 5, Issue 15, Posted 9:51 AM, 07.23.2013

Westlake Walkers take part in five-month marathon

A group of about 20 adults from Westlake Center for Community Services have begun a marathon that will end in four months. What began in early June will continue twice a month at designated areas and then walkers will add a few extra miles on their own to complete the required twenty-six-plus miles.

This year marathon walkers will meet at Cahoon Park in Bay Village, Sandy Ridge in North Ridgeville, Elmwood Park in Rocky River, St. John Medical Center and Clague Park in Westlake, Kopf Family Reservation in Avon Lake and French Creek Reservation in Sheffield. Although the trek has begun, interested walkers may join the group at any time and either catch up on the race or walk for fun and enjoyment.

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Volume 5, Issue 14, Posted 10:01 AM, 07.09.2013

Summer fun still to be had at the Westlake Rec

Friday, July 19 (4 p.m.) Family Campout – Enjoy a night of camping under the stars on the rec center grounds on Friday, July 19, starting at 4 p.m. The night includes hamburgers and hot dogs, crafts, a magician, swimming and camp fire songs. S'more building and eating will also take place. A continental breakfast will be served in the morning. Bring a side dish or dessert (serves 8) to share. Max of 50 tents.

Sunday Summer Concert Series

All concerts will be held on Sundays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Recreation Center picnic pavilion. Bring your own lawn chair or blankets and enjoy a variety of music on these evenings.

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Volume 5, Issue 14, Posted 9:47 AM, 07.09.2013

Youth rowing in Cleveland

Cleveland Scholastic Rowing Association (CSRA), Cleveland’s oldest existing rowing club for high school students, is currently preparing for the upcoming fall rowing season. Striving to be a premier competitive junior rowing program, the mission of CSRA is to provide a competitive rowing experience to positively impact the mind, body, and spirit of young athletes in the Greater Cleveland community. 

Our rowers are comprised of girls and boys from numerous high schools and communities throughout Cleveland Metropolitan area. Rowers train for three to four regattas per season in Ohio and surrounding states in crews of four to eight as either a novice or varsity member.

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Volume 5, Issue 14, Posted 10:12 AM, 07.09.2013

Westlake Pony League All-Stars face off in mid-season game

East met West on Saturday, June 22, in the 55th annual Westlake Baseball League All-Star game for the Pony division, played at Clague Park. Representing the East teams were Austin Anderson, Parker Goodman, Jack Lipscomb, Spencer Schlott, Mo Hamden, Michael McDiarmid, Michael Sedlak, Patrick Trunzo, Scott Boyce, Bobby Fogle, Trevor Metzger and, Mickey O’Neil. The best of the West Division were Evan Chrisman, Justin Hawkins, Steven Walker, Matt Yusko, Tommy Bowles, Arik Brizes, Eddie DePalma, Paul Koszkalda, Dominic Campo, Karl Desler, Adam Dixon and Tommy Lazevnick.

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Volume 5, Issue 13, Posted 11:12 AM, 06.25.2013

Sailing lessons at Bay Boat Club

Tuesday evenings, weather permitting, sailing lessons will be provided for Bay Village youth, 13-16 years old, at Bay Boat Club, 27400 Lake Road. This is a great opportunity for students to enjoy first hand the Lake Erie waterfront and receive instruction from certified U.S. Sailing instructors. For registration details contact Richard Gash by email,, or telephone, 440-871-6106.

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Volume 5, Issue 13, Posted 10:31 AM, 06.25.2013

Grab your disc and fling it at Bay’s disc golf course

Disc golf baskets are up in Cahoon Memorial Park and ready for “golfers” to play the course. Volunteers dug the holes for the disc golf basket poles on June 2 and installed the nine pole baskets on June 5 at the Cahoon Creek Disc Golf Course. So grab a disc and fling away.

The first hole starts at the top of the sledding hill. The signs aren’t yet up, but the baskets are numbered. Four holes are on the west side of the creek, five on the east side. Rental discs and a course map will be available at the Rec Dept. in the near future. The course is free and open to the public.

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 11:28 AM, 06.11.2013

Bay travel baseball team wins tournament

The Bay Rockets U14 travel baseball team won the Summer Series Challenge Memorial Day Invitational Tournament in Aurora over the Memorial Day weekend. The Rockets were undefeated in the tournament, beating several premier club teams along the way.

Pictured are (front row, l-to-r): Joey Gutbrod, Jimmy Hoke, Connor Koehnke, Jack Lee, Parker Thompson; (back row): coach Matt Hoke, coach Pat Hearns, Curtis Szelesta, Brady Notarianni, Liam Hanna, Owen Hearns, Troy Rosiak, Peter Cooper, coach Brandon Koehnke, coach Russell Cooper.

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 10:44 AM, 06.11.2013

Mohican boating and sailing camp deadline extended

The deadline for registration for the Mohican School in the Out of Doors Sailing and Boating Camp has been extended to June 8. The residential camp and commuter camp will be held June 10-14 and is open to fifth- through eighth-graders. Campers will take the Ohio Boating Education Course which is required for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1982, to operate a powerboat over 10 HP.

Students will learn hands-on boating with canoes, kayaks, power boats, sailboats and personal watercraft. The cost of the residential camp is $310 and the cost of commuter camp is $30. To register, go to or call 419-938-6671.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 9:52 AM, 05.29.2013

Summer fun at Bay Rec

Bay Rec Extended Hours

We’ve extended our hour summer hours: Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 and June 1 and 8 from 10 a.m.-noon.

Pool Passes

Summer is just around the corner! Beat the heat at the Family Aquatic Center. Opening Day is June 1! Don’t miss out on the fun, get your pool pass today!

Summer Tennis

Put a little sting in your swing! Join Kris and staff for another fun-filled summer on the newly renovated Dover Center Tennis Courts! Youth and adult summer tennis programs begin June 10, with morning and evening classes being offered.

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 10:20 AM, 05.14.2013

Springtime is funtime at the Westlake Rec!

Family Fishing Derby (ages 12 and under) – Saturday, May 11 (9 a.m.-noon) – Enjoy a morning of fishing at the Westlake Recreation Center’s lake. The lake is stocked with plenty of bass, channel catfish, crappie, trout and blue gill. Please bring your own equipment. Parent/guardian is required; however there is no cost for the adult. Bait, while supplies last, and prizes will be provided. Must be registered in order to receive bait and prizes. Cost: $10 per child.

Princess & Superhero Party (ages 6 and under) – Friday, May 17 (10 a.m.-noon) – Join us for our first ever Princess and Superhero party. There will be inflatables, games and light refreshments. Come dressed as your favorite princess or superhero. Pre-registration is required. Cost: free for members, $5 for non-members.

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 10:45 AM, 04.16.2013

Register now for Bay Rec programs

Summer Pool Passes

Summer pool passes are now available! We are looking forward to another fun-filled summer at the Family Aquatic Center. Registration is available in person or through the mail. You must provide proof of residency. Hurry in: the Early Bird Special – which saves $10 off the price of a pass – ends May 14! Pool opens June 1.

Learn to Swim

Bay Village residents: Join us for our American Red Cross-affiliated Learn to Swim program. We offer lessons for ages 6 months ("Parent & Tot") to adults. Classes run in the mornings and we also offer evening and weekend classes too!  Registration is done in person. Registration dates and session dates are online at

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 10:43 AM, 04.02.2013

Westlake Rec gearing up for March Madness

The Westlake Recreation Department will be hosting its annual 3-on-3 March Madness youth basketball tournament next month. This tournament is open to any third- to eighth-grade boy or girl. This is a double elimination tournament and will feature separate divisions of boys and girls. Grade divisions will be 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8. Rosters will be limited to four players per team. Games will be played on quarter courts and officiated by certified referees. T-shirts will be awarded to the first-place team in each division.

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Volume 5, Issue 4, Posted 9:54 AM, 02.19.2013

A presidential splash at the Westlake Rec

12th Annual Presidents Day Beach Party

Monday, Feb. 18 (12:30-3 p.m.) – No school on Feb. 18? What a great time to have a beach party! Enjoy music, games including the famous Big Kahuna Cannonball Classic. Cost: Free to members; $5/residents; $10/non-residents. You must be registered to attend.

Pre-School Beach Party (ages 3-5)

Friday, Feb. 15 (10-11 a.m.) – Come beat the winter blues and have some fun with your friends in the tot pool. We will play pool games, splash and swim, make a craft and enjoy a light snack. Pre-registration is required. Maximum of 20. Cost: Free to members; $5/residents; $10/non-residents.

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Volume 5, Issue 3, Posted 10:21 AM, 02.05.2013

Dancing into the new year

Ultimate After Hours Bashes, Grades 5 & 6

Fifth-graders: Friday, Jan. 25 (8:30-10:30 p.m.); Sixth-graders: Friday, Feb. 8 (8:30-10:30 p.m.) – The return of the popular after hours fun time. We close the doors and stay open late for these special events. Students will enjoy gym time, swimming, fun, games, a DJ and pizza. Participants must remain in the building until 10:30 p.m. This program is only open to any student who lives in or goes to school in Westlake and members of the Westlake Recreation Center. Deadline to register is 8 p.m. the night of event. Cost: $10/members; $15/residents.

Playtime/Imagination time, Toddlers to age 5

Fridays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 (1-1:50 p.m.) – In conjunction with Westlake Porter Public Library, youngsters will be able to listen to various stories then go on an adventure within the Westlake Recreation Center. Children will use their imagination in the gym, on a treasure hunt or some other adventure. Participants will also have the opportunity to check out books on site at the Rec Center. (Must have Porter Library card present.) Cost: $3/members; $5/non-members.

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 11:49 AM, 01.22.2013

Holiday time is fun time at the Westlake Rec Center

Letters to Santa (ages 3-8)

We have been “officially” made a mailing post for Santa. Come and drop off your letters at the Recreation Center in a special “North Pole” mailbox. If you would like, you may register your child’s letter and they will receive an electronic letter from Santa. Free to members and only $2 for non-members. Deadline is Dec. 15.

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Volume 4, Issue 25, Posted 10:40 AM, 12.11.2012

Holiday fun arrives at the Westlake Rec Center

Westlake Recreation welcomes online registration! For those wishing to register for a program or class at the Westlake Recreation Center, you must first be in our database. If you have registered for a class/program before and your information is on hand, you are good to go. If not, no problem, just stop by the Recreation Center and fill out a form and you will be ready to go. The website address is: or you can go to our website at

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Volume 4, Issue 24, Posted 10:40 AM, 11.27.2012

Sign Up Now for Bay Rec Basketball

Basketball season will be here before you know it! Deadlines are fast approaching for the Bay Recreation Department’s winter basketball programs. Register online at or in person at the Rec Dept. office, 400 Bryson Lane. We cannot wait to see everyone out there hooping it up for the 2012-2013 season!

Youth Basketball League

Practices begin the week of Nov. 12

Games: Saturdays, Nov. 17-Feb. 23

League Divisions

Boys: 3/4 Grade, 5/6 Grade, 7/8 Grade

Girls : 3/4 Grade, 5/6 Grade, 7/8 Grade

Teams practice one hour per week in addition to Saturday games at the Community Gym. Volunteer coaches needed for this program!

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Volume 4, Issue 21, Posted 10:00 AM, 10.16.2012

Autumn is Awesome at Bay Rec

Fall is in full swing at the Bay Village Recreation Department with our football and volleyball programs off to a great start. That only means that basketball season is right around the corner! Registrations have begun for all of our basketball programs, including some new activities for the youngest hoopers. Kickboxing has returned after its summer break and joins our other great ongoing adult fitness programs. Check out some of these and more…

Youth Basketball Clinic, Grades 1-8

Sundays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 (boys: noon-2 p.m.; girls: 2-4 p.m.), Middle School Gym

Boys: noon-2 p.m.; girls: 2-4 p.m. All clinics take place in the Middle School Gym.

Yoga Playtime, Grades 1-5

Thursday, Nov. 8 (9 a.m.-noon), Community House

New! Use music, songs, rhythm, games, and yoga poses to stretch, bend, move, and feel good in our bodies and become more aware of our energy levels. Students will also create a craft and make a healthy snack.

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Volume 4, Issue 20, Posted 10:25 AM, 10.02.2012

October is party time at the Westlake Rec!

Fall Festival & Pumpkin Hunt

Come for this fun-filled festival for ages 9 and younger on Saturday, Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m. We will have a pumpkin hunt, face painters, hay rides, refreshments, inflatables and much, much more. The event is free and open to the public and will be held on the grounds of the Westlake Recreation Center. Pumpkin hunt will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. Pumpkin patches are age specific. Parents must be present during the event.

Family BINGO Night

It’s the family fun game…..BINGO! Stay out late and enjoy this fun event. Light refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded. Ages 5 and up. Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Fee: $5 for member parent and one child, $2 per extra child; or $10 for Westlake resident parent and one child, $5 per extra child.

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Volume 4, Issue 20, Posted 10:16 AM, 10.02.2012

Plenty to do at Westlake Rec this fall

Shawn Hood’s Player/Parent Clinic (Boys & Girls Grades K-2)

Looking for a way to spend time with your child and also improve their basketball skills? This is the class for you. Learn what you can work on with your child to help improve their shooting, dribbling, ball handling and much more. A fun way to spend an hour with your child and learn from one of the best. Saturday, Sept. 22, 3-4 p.m. Fee: $10/members; $20/non-members.

Hoopin’ It Up (Boys & Girls Grades K-6)

Getting ready for your season? Just want to learn more about the game? Either way, these preseason workouts will help you develop the skills to take your game to the next level. Each session will focus on the fundamentals of the game, building as the weeks go along to prepare players for game competition. Ball handling, passing, shooting footwork and defense will be the primary skills taught by coaches Jeff Huber (varsity basketball coach) and Brianne Huber (middle school coach). Each player will be given drills to work on at the conclusion of the workouts so that their improvement will continue. Sundays, Oct. 14-Nov. 4, noon-12:45 p.m. (for grades K-3), 12:45-1:30 p.m. (for grades 4-6). Fee: $75/members; $80/residents; $85/non-residents.

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Volume 4, Issue 19, Posted 9:57 AM, 09.18.2012

It's skills camp time at Westlake Rec

Little Kickers Soccer (Ages 4-6)

WHS coach Mike Besu and players will be giving instruction to future soccer stars. Program will focus on the basic skills needed to play. Players will be given instruction for half an hour and then play a game the other half. Fee: $45/member, $55 non-member. Sundays, 12-1 p.m., Sept. 9 to Oct. 14.

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick (Ages 6-15)

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick event is back, Saturday Sept. 8, at 10:15 a.m. Any boy or girl ages 6-15 can participate.  The event is free but you do need to register at the site before competition starts. A copy of your birth certificate is required. No spikes are permitted. Each child will get one punt, pass and kick. For more information, please contact Jim Dispirito at 440-617-4420.

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Volume 4, Issue 18, Posted 10:53 AM, 09.05.2012

Celebrate 10 years of memories at the Bay Village Family Aquatic Center!

It’s been another awesome summer at the Bay Village Recreation Department! Whether it was playing summer sports or hanging out at the pool, everyone was keeping busy and having fun. Before saying goodbye to summer 2012, we have some celebrating to do. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Family Aquatic Center! On Saturday, Sept. 1, we will celebrate this milestone with an all-day party at the pool! Check out the details below, we hope to see everyone there!

Family Aquatic Center 10th Anniversary Party

Saturday, Sept. 1, noon-9 p.m.

Come celebrate 10 years of summer fun and memories at the pool! There will be plenty to do including contests, games, music and much, much more!

Here’s a look at some of our upcoming programs…

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Volume 4, Issue 17, Posted 9:58 AM, 08.21.2012

Getting ready to kick summer into fall, Westlake Rec style

Pass & Catch (ages 4-6)

Jump start kids to the sport of football. Both boys and girls can learn how to hold, run, kick and pass a football. A fun environment using soft footballs on a smaller field. Fee ($45/member, $55 non-member) includes football, jersey and certificate of completion. Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m., Sept. 8 to Oct. 6.

Coed Youth Flag Football (Grades 1 & 2)

This coed non-contact league allows children to learn the game of football in a fun nature. Practice will be held during the week with games on Saturdays. Each team will play one night game during the season. Fee includes jersey and wristbands. Volunteer coaches are needed for this program. Deadline to register is Aug. 30 with practices starting the week of Sept. 5. Fee: $50/member; $60 non-member. Games will start on Saturday, Sept. 15 and end on Oct. 13.

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Volume 4, Issue 16, Posted 10:26 AM, 08.07.2012

Upcoming Bay Village Recreation Department events

Family Fun Night! 
Join us on Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m., at Cahoon Memorial Park for snacks, crafts, face painting and a movie at dusk. For more information, call 440-871-6755.

Flag Football (Grades 1-4)
Divisions for grades 1-2 and 3-4. Season begins in mid-September. Deadline to register is August 24. Parent volunteer coaches are needed! Register online at

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Volume 4, Issue 15, Posted 10:12 AM, 07.24.2012

Still time to have fun at Westlake Rec!

Summer Day Camp (Grades 1-6)

Each week is a fun-filled camp including games, art time, garden time, swimming and other fun activities. Each camper needs to bring a brown bag lunch, bathing suit and towel. Afternoon snacks provided. Please check out the Rec Gazette for more details including weekly field trips. Full day camp is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and half-day camp is 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Soccer Camp with Coach Mike Besu (Ages 5-14)

July 30-Aug. 3 (9 a.m.-noon) – Join WHS varsity coach Mike Besu as he works with players to improve their soccer skills. This is a great skills camp for both boys and girls. Campers should bring a water bottle and shin guards with them. Maximum of 50 players.

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Volume 4, Issue 15, Posted 10:15 AM, 07.24.2012

Crushers to host Alzheimer's Awareness Night fundraiser

The Alzheimer’s Association has teamed with the Lake Erie Crushers to help raise money in support of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer's Awareness Night is Thursday, August 23, at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon.

Join us for an evening of family fun and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. When designated promotional tickets for the August 23 Crushers game are purchased, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. These special promo tickets are only $9 and great seats are available!

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Volume 4, Issue 15, Posted 10:14 AM, 07.24.2012

Westshore Young Leaders and their families attend Crushers game

Westshore Young Leaders attended the Lake Erie Crushers versus Florence Freedom game on June 19 at All-Pro Freight Stadium in Avon. Along with the Westshore Enforcement Bureau staff and their family members, teens and their families enjoyed an all-you-can eat picnic at the picnic plaza prior to the game. 

The Westshore Young Leaders, an alcohol and drug prevention program of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau, provides leadership training and opportunities for teens to participate in recreational events and activities that promote drug-free choices.

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Volume 4, Issue 14, Posted 12:47 PM, 07.10.2012

Love of fishing lures two to tackle new bait shop

Early last year, an out-of-work morning DJ and a contractor from Bay Village learned about the possibility of re-opening the Brad Street’s Landing Fishing Pier bait shop through the city of Rocky River. Brian Fowler – formerly of the famous longtime broadcast duo of “Brian & Joe” – and Scott Adams, owner of J.Q. Adams Construction in Bay Village, were once regular customers of the bait shop before it closed down for a few fishing seasons.

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Volume 4, Issue 14, Posted 12:47 PM, 07.10.2012

Calling all Special Olympians to the third annual Westlake competition

The Westlake Kiwanis family and Westlake City Schools are holding their third annual Special Olympics on Saturday, July 14, at the Westlake High School track. Check-in time is 10 a.m. and the opening ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a parade around the WHS track carrying the Special Olympic torch.

The event will be open to anyone who qualifies for the Special Olympics, age seven through adult, from Northeast Ohio. Applications may be printed online at or picked up at the Westlake Board of Education, 27200 Hilliard Blvd.

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Volume 4, Issue 13, Posted 10:19 AM, 06.26.2012

Hot times at the Westlake Rec Center

Westlake's Fourth of July Activities at Clague Park

The day kicks off at 10 a.m. with a parade on Hilliard Blvd from WHS to Clague Park, where there will be a classic car show. At 11:15 a.m., Mayor Clough and City Council will celebrate America's birthday at the Clague Park entrance. Starting at 4 p.m., food vendors will be available, including; Ironwood Café, Bailey’s Boardwalk Fries, Romeo’s Pizza, Dippin Dots Ice Cream, Zog Dog Hot Dogs, Island Delights and Nuts & Such. DJ Eazy will spin tunes at 6 p.m. at the Gazebo and fireworks will light up the sky at dusk.

Summer Day Camp (Grades 1-6)

Each week is a fun-filled camp including games, art time, garden time, swimming and other fun activities. Each camper needs to bring a brown bag lunch, bathing suit and towel. Afternoon snacks provided. Please check out the Rec Gazette for more details including weekly field trips. Full day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and half day (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) available.

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Volume 4, Issue 13, Posted 10:18 AM, 06.26.2012

Time to sign up for summer fun!

Peterson Pool at Clague Park

Registration is underway for Peterson Pool Learn to Swim classes at the Westlake Recreation Center. Cost is $45 for residents, $65 for non-residents. There is a $10 discount when signing up a child for two swim lessons or two children at the same time. Season passes are also available. For more information about swim lessons, including dates and times, please visit our website at or pick up one of our new Rec Gazettes.

Pee-Wee Softball (ages 4-6)

Children will learn the basics such as throwing, batting and fielding. This is not T-ball as players will learn to hit coach-pitch underhand. Several morning and evening sessions are available. Cost is $50 for residents, $65 for non-residents and includes a T-shirt. During the final two weeks, players will have fun playing other sessions in the Pee-Wee World Series. Starts June 11.

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Volume 4, Issue 11, Posted 10:05 AM, 05.30.2012

Running with Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is an organization for girls in grades 3 to 5 who like to run. There are groups all over America! There are sessions in the fall and spring. Each lasts 12 weeks.  

This spring, some of my friends from Bay Village and I joined a group in Avon Lake. The meetings were super fun! We talked about being a good, positive person, and how bullying is not okay. Then we would train for our run.

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Volume 4, Issue 11, Posted 10:01 AM, 05.30.2012

Summer's no bummer at Bay Rec!

Summer is here! The Bay Village Family Aquatic Center is open for business on Monday, June 4! It’s never too late to purchase pool passes, just stop by the Rec Dept. office to get your membership for 2012! For more information contact the pool at 440-871-1872. Check out our opening week hours…

Monday, June 4-Wednesday, June 6: 3-8 p.m.

Thursday, June 7: 3-9 p.m.

Friday, June 8: noon-9 p.m. (Toddler pool opens at 10 a.m.)

Saturday, June 9: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Adult/Senior Splash Days

June 4-6, noon-3 p.m. FREE for residents. Open swim for seniors and adults age 55 and over!

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Volume 4, Issue 11, Posted 10:04 AM, 05.30.2012