Bay Village groups plan summer activities

The Bay Village Community Council met Thursday, May 28, and new officers were present at the meeting. Lou Popp and Darin Snyder will serve as co-presidents, Therese Koomar as treasurer and Jessica Breslin as secretary for the 2015-2016 year. Community Council will meet next on Sept. 17, 7 p.m., at the Bay Village Branch Library. All community groups are welcome to send a representative. Annual dues of $20 per organization will be collected at this time.

The Bay Village Historical Society will hold the 46th annual "Cahoon in June" fine crafts, collectibles and antiques event on June 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Cahoon Memorial Park, as part of this year's Destination Bay, a day of fun in the heart of Bay Village. Also participating in the citywide event is BAYarts, which holds its Annual Art and Music Festival on the same day in nearby Huntington Park. The Village Project has also scheduled its "Project Pedal" fundraiser for June 13. The Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will have planetarium programs that day and the Bay Village Fire Department plans an open house. Huntington Playhouse will be open for tours and refreshments and the Village Bicycle Cooperative will offer guidance in bike mechanics and learning about crafty upcycling projects. Transportation will run between venues all day.

The Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will offer STEM camps for students this summer. Full details can be found at  lensc.org. The Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Women’s Board has partnered with the Bay Village Garden Club for a Huntington Playhouse fundraiser on July 19. The matinee show will be "The Producers" and admission includes a post-show hors d’oeuvres reception. Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased by calling Women's Board member, Karen at 440-670-6760, or Garden Club member, Nancie at 440-930-2092.

The Bay Village Community Band summer series will take place at the Cahoon Park Gazebo. All performances begin at 7 p.m. Upcoming concerts include: Wednesday, July 1, Patriotic Celebration; Sunday, July 19, Patriotic Celebration Encore; and Sunday, Aug. 16, Big Bands With a Spanish Accent. The Band also asks you to save the date for their Huntington Playhouse fundraiser in partnership with the Bay Village Historical Society on Thursday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. for a performance of "My Way, A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra." Admission includes a pre-show reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a fantastic raffle basket worth over $700! The Band thanked the Bay Village Foundation for their generous grant to sponsor a portion of the Cahoon Gazebo summer concert series.

The Bay Village Women’s Club awarded $20,000 to eight graduating seniors – each received $2500 toward their educational goals. Donations have also been made to the Dwyer Senior Center for a new coffee machine, the Knickerbocker and Women’s Club members will be at Cahoon in June as part of Destination Bay. The BVWC’s next potluck meeting will be on June 11, noon, in the Bay Village Police Station community room and is free and open to the public.

The League of Women Voters, Bay Village Chapter was proud to award its 2015 outstanding citizen scholarships to Jessica Mosier and Alec White.Ā Volunteers are needed to work the ticket and wristband stations at Bay Days, as part of LWV’s annual fundraising effort. Those interested may contact Jane Blackie, 835-1448, or visit lwvgreatercleveland.org/bay-village-chapter.

The Bay Village Green Team and Bay Village Kiwanis are partnering to reduce the amount of landfill waste generated at Bay Days. Options are being examined to increase recycling efforts and incorporate composting of food waste.Ā The next quarterly Bay Village Green Team meeting is July 14, 6:30 p.m., at the Community House. All are welcome.

The Bay Village Branch Library thanked the Friends of the Library for generously supporting the purchase of a Touchlab for digital programming at the library. The Library will feature STEM camps as well over the summer and a variety of programming for all ages. The Annual Ice Cream Social will take place on Wednesday, June 24, from 6-8 p.m. and will again feature free Mitchell’s Ice Cream courtesy of the Friends of the Library. The Library will also have representation at Cahoon in June as part of Destination Bay. The next book sale is July 25-28.

The Bay Village American Legion hosted the Memorial Day Parade with many groups participating, including the Bay High and Middle School bands. Many veterans rode in the parade and were applauded for their service. One member installed or delivered eight American flags to senior citizens prior to Memorial Day. The post awarded two Blue Star Service flags to families with a family member serving in the active military.

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club hosted the 55th annual Academic Achievement Awards night, recognizing students with grade point averages of 3.6 or higher for three grading periods. Graduating Bay High seniors received over $11,000,000 in scholarships from their intended universities. The club donated a special three-wheel bicycle to the Knickerbocker Apartments for use by the seniors who live there. The club is participating in a shoe collection for families in the developing countries of Africa. Shoes can be put into garbage bags and dropped off either at Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road, on Tuesday evenings between 6:20 and 8 p.m. or can contact Kelly Baon at 440-728-7889 or kelsapples18@yahoo.com for a pick up.

Friends of the Bay Village Kennel hosted animal law expert Jeffrey Holland on May 26. The event was very well attended and the feedback was positive. In addition to residents and non-residents, law enforcement and other noted professionals attended. FOBVK will be doing their 2nd annual major cleaning of the current dog kennel in mid-June. The group continues to assist animals, residents and the BVPD with multiple requests. They have the support of a resident benefactor that would like to build a brand new kennel, preferably centralized in the city, making it user-friendly for the police and residents. FOBVK will help in situations of need; visit friendsofbayvillagekennel.com or work with the BVPD.

Jessica Breslin

Jessica Breslin-Community Council Secretary

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 9:28 AM, 06.02.2015