First Monday in September

On June 28, 1894, Congress made the first Monday in September a legal holiday called Labor Day. We celebrate with a day off from work, by going to parades, eating a picnic lunch, or having an evening cookout. The weekend of Labor Day is a sign that summer has ended and a new school year has begun. 

All fun and sun of the day aside, I would like to take the time to thank everyone in the Westshore community for all their hard work which improves the quality of my life and makes this area a functioning, healthy, and beautiful place to live.  

I am truly amazed when I think about how much effort it takes to make our neighborhoods run smoothly. All the government workers, grocery and retail employees, the cooks and wait staff in the restaurants, the construction workers, the wonderful people working in the salon and spas, all the city personnel, the health and safety experts, the lawyer or accountant who does our income taxes, plus all the lifeguards at the pools and beaches, the rangers in the Metroparks, and of course, our priests, deacons and ministers who not only guide our spiritual lives, but take care of all those buildings and schools. And especially thank you to the teachers and parents who are raising, teaching, and helping the next generation grow up to become productive citizens and workers themselves. A hearty thank you to all! 

As a full-time worker myself, I know how hard it is to keep going everyday doing the work that must be done. But as Jackie Kennedy once said, “We must give to life at least as much as we receive from it.”  

Wishing everyone a lovely and restful Labor Day.


Kathleen Maloney

Kathleen Maloney, Westlake, Ohio

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