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

Bay Village Garden Club is holding their annual Greening of Bay fundraiser on Dec. 5 & 6 at Bay United Methodist Church. Visit for details.

Bay Village Kiwanis Club reminds residents to register their bikes at the police station by Dec. 1 to be entered into a gift card drawing.

Bay Village Library announced its "Great Books for Sale," an annual list of the BEST books from the past year broken down by age level. There a few titles for sale at the Bay branch, with proceeds benefiting the library’s afterschool homework help. For a full listing of library events, visit 

Bay Village PTAs (PTA Council) announced that for the second year in a row, all four Bay Village schools were named National PTA Schools of Excellence. Their Holiday Caring and Sharing collections will be held at all schools Nov. 27 & 28. Students will be collecting toiletries and cleaning supplies for Bay Village residents in need. 

Bay Village Women's Club and Foundation's annual Holiday Luncheon and raffle will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Westwood Country Club in Rocky River. Social hour will be at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. The Bay High School Choraleers will perform. All are invited. Donations for the raffle will be appreciated. All proceeds benefit the civic contributions fund. For more information, call Nancy at 440-334-7539 or Lou at 440-653-9238. The Women's Club's annual Antique Show and Sale is March 3 & 4 at Bay High School. They will be featuring doll houses this year. If you would like to be dealer in the show or have a doll house to display, call Nancy at 440-334-7539.

Martha Devotion Huntington Chapter, DAR is participating in a Wreaths Across America fundraiser. Wreaths Across American will place donated wreaths on the graves of veterans at our local Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, in Rittman (near Medina) on Dec. 16. The wreaths cost $15 each. The Chapter will receive $5 per wreath to be used to help local veterans. Wreaths can be purchased at, via the "donate" tab. Use the "Sponsor with a local fundraising group" tab and enter OH0132P or Martha Devotion Huntington to sponsor your wreaths. Chapter members will either participate in the wreath laying or the wreath removal. Volunteers are needed for both events.

VFW Post 9693 will hold their Christmas Party at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Thursday, Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m.  

Village Bicycle Cooperative has donated 53 bikes to various charities for 2017 as a part of their Fix It Forward program. Please consider becoming a VBC volunteer, no matter how skilled or mechanically inclined. Check for training dates and times.

The next meeting of the Bay Village Community Council is Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., at the Bay Village Library. Representatives of Bay Village's nonprofit and civic groups are invited to attend to share ideas and event schedules and promote their ideas. Contact Tara Wendell,, for more information.

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