Community Events

Retire 'to' something rather than 'from' something

High schools and colleges usually host an orientation fair highlighting all the extracurricular clubs as well as social and service opportunities that a prospective student can partake in. This is usually an exciting time for a new student, looking for ways to engage and enrich their campus life. 

Once we begin "adulting" these fairs are non-existent, yet it seems that it would be quite helpful to have such a venue during key transitional times like retirement, for example.

Retirement planning is generally a term that refers to the financial aspects of retirement. While this is obviously of paramount importance, there is so much more to retirement than the financial piece, and the more we can be prepared, the more successful our retirement will be.

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Volume 11, Issue 18, Posted 9:11 AM, 09.17.2019

Annual pet blessing at St. Raphael is Oct. 3

Lions, tigers and bears are not welcome, but household animals and their families are invited to the 15th Annual Blessing of the Pets on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 6:30–7:00 p.m. on the front lawn of St. Raphael Church in Bay Village.

Individual blessings will be given to each animal. Dog and cat treats and giveaways from 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!

The event was first held in 2005 to commemorate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.

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Volume 11, Issue 18, Posted 9:13 AM, 09.17.2019

Moondance fundraiser at BAYarts showcases art & entertainment

BAYarts held their annual Moondance fundraiser on Sept. 14 at the Huntington Reservation campus.

The cultural arts center’s event under the stars featured live music, local restaurants and breweries, fine wine, strolling entertainment and a preview of the organization’s future plans for the renovation of the playhouse.

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Volume 11, Issue 18, Posted 9:54 AM, 09.17.2019

Bay Village Touch-a-Truck event brings out the equipment

The Touch-a-Truck event held Sept. 14 featured vehicles from the Bay Village fire, police and service departments plus a landing of the Cleveland Metro Life Flight helicopter at Cahoon Memorial Park.

Kids could climb aboard to see and touch the equipment of many of the city’s vehicles. Over 2,000 people attended the event and had an opportunity to meet police officers, firefighters/paramedics and service department employees.

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Volume 11, Issue 18, Posted 10:41 AM, 09.17.2019

Scaredy Cat Run & Walk set for Oct. 19

The Bay Village Foundation’s annual run will have a new twist this year. The race has been renamed the Scaredy Cat Run & Walk. On Saturday, Oct. 19, the 5K run/one-mile walk begins at Bay Middle School at 9 a.m. Participants of all ages will get a cool, dry-tech, long-sleeved T-shirt emblazened with the scaredy cat logo. Plus, the first 200 to register will get a free set of cat ears!

Register online at bayvillagefoundation.org for $20, or on the day of the race for $25. Registration/packet pick-up is at Fleet Feet Westlake, 26149 Detroit Road, on Friday, Oct. 18, 3:00-7:00 p.m. Packets will also be available for pickup at 7:30 a.m. the morning of the race at Bay Middle School.

Funds collected benefit the Bay Village Foundation’s community projects.

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Volume 11, Issue 18, Posted 10:53 AM, 09.04.2019

Horticulturist to speak at Herb Guild meeting

The September meeting of The Herb Guild Garden Club will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Westlake Porter Public Library. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. Following lunch, guest speaker Ron Dzurec, a horticulturist from the Cleveland Botanical Garden, will give a presentation on the gardens at the Botanical Garden.

There are currently 11 themed gardens, including the Hershey's children's garden, a Japanese garden, a rose garden and an herb garden, to name a few. Ron will talk on the gardens that he is responsible for inside and outside of the center plus relate to us upcoming public events in the gardens. Visiting the Cleveland Botanical Garden is a pleasant time and the admission is only $12 for adults.

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Volume 11, Issue 17, Posted 9:52 AM, 09.04.2019

Historical society program will honor Oliver Hazard Perry

The life and legacy of Oliver Hazard Perry, the hero of the Battle of Lake Erie, will be celebrated by the Bay Village Historical Society on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Two hundred years after his death, historian Mary Louise Jesek Daley will speak about why Perry became a hero and why the U.S. Navy still honors him so greatly. Perry was renowned for more than the Battle of Lake Erie. He was a man of his time and place who lived a life of courage and honor.

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Volume 11, Issue 17, Posted 9:52 AM, 09.04.2019

Conducting Czech/Slovak genealogical research

Summer is coming to a close. The children are back at school and local organizations are in full-swing mode for reaching out to the public.

Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society resumed their monthly family history research help sessions on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Additional sessions will be offered on Oct. 2 and Nov. 6. Volunteers will be assisting from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the computer room of Westlake Porter Public Library. If you are having trouble locating data about your ancestors, now is the time to seek their help. Bring your pedigree chart and/or family group sheets for the family you are researching. That will help the volunteers home in on your individual of interest. Or if you are just starting out, bring what information you now have and members will assist you with charting that information.

The fall line-up of evening meetings may be helpful to you, as well. The Wednesday, Sept. 18, speaker will be Dorothy Titera from the Westlake Family History Center. She will be offering tips on locating vital records of your Czech/Slovak family members. Her search methods may also be applicable for finding information on ancestors from other East European locales.

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Volume 11, Issue 17, Posted 9:51 AM, 09.04.2019

Celebrate Grandparents Day on Sept. 8

Grandparents Day falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day each year. The holiday was signed into law in 1978 as a day for families to honor grandparents and help children become aware of their strength and guidance.

Looking for a fun way to celebrate with your family? Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will host its annual Grandparents Day family program on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Grandparents and grandchildren through age 7 will celebrate the beauty of autumn, meet the Center’s resident animals, explore the night sky in Schuele Planetarium and make a craft together to take home.

To register, visit www.lensc.org or call 440-871-2900. Tickets cost $10 per person (children 2 and under are free). Tickets for members of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center cost $5 per person.

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Volume 11, Issue 17, Posted 9:50 AM, 09.04.2019

Food, Fun & Dancing: Welcome Week at the West Shore YMCA

It's the YMCA's National Welcome Week, and here's how you can celebrate community #WestlakeStrong.

The Westshore YMCA (1575 Columbia Road) is hosting an international potluck, jazz band and salsa/cha-cha events during our festive week. All events are open to the public. For more information, contact Theresa Sullivan at tsullivan@clevelandymca.org or phone 440-871-6885. 

1. Jazz It Up: Join Our International Potluck and Celebrate Community! 

As the fall season approaches, let's take time to break bread as a community, enjoy live jazz and celebrate what we all bring to the table –together. On Thursday, Sept. 19, the Westshore YMCA will be hosting its International Potluck from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is part of "Welcome Week" where we celebrate our many cultures here in the United States. Eric Everett Jazz, a popular Cleveland band, will serve up jazz, Latin and R&B classics, while we enjoy a smorgasbord of delicious dishes!

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Volume 11, Issue 17, Posted 9:49 AM, 09.04.2019

Leonardo da Vinci: A true Vitruvian Man

The fall session of Case Western Reserve University's continuing education discussion classes in Bay Village begins Sept. 16.

Explore the life and historical setting of Leonardo da Vinci, the man whose very  name is synonymous with creativity, curiosity and inventive genius. Anatomist, artist, astronomer, biologist, botanist, city planner, dramatist, engineer, geologist, inventor, militarist, ornithologist, physicist – da Vinci questioned all, created much amid the turbulent Renaissance world of mighty popes and princes. This passionate, flamboyant, but flawed man became one of the most extraordinary human beings in all of history. 

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Volume 11, Issue 16, Posted 9:21 AM, 08.20.2019

Herb Guild honors scholarship winners

On Wednesday, Aug. 7, The Herb Guild Garden Club held its 35th annual scholarship luncheon. Two area students received $2,000 scholarships and both were present at the luncheon to receive them.

Rachel Drobnak is a graduate of Olmsted Falls High School and will be attending Michigan State University. She will be majoring in Environmental Studies and Sustainability and minoring in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. Hannah Miu is a graduate of Berea-Midpark High School. She will be attending Bowling Green State University, majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Horticulture. Both are looking forward to attending college this fall.

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Volume 11, Issue 16, Posted 9:20 AM, 08.20.2019

Hike through Bay Village history this fall

Learn more about local history and Dover Township’s earliest residents by joining the Cleveland Hiking Club in Bay Village this fall.

Hikers and history buffs will meet at the Huntington water tower at Huntington Beach on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 9 a.m. to embark on a six-mile hike. The group will hike Lake Road and walk the land where the town fathers worked, practiced their faith and raised their families. The earliest residents of Dover Township chose to purchase lots near the lakeshore between Dover Center Road and the Avon Township line.

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Volume 11, Issue 15, Posted 10:16 AM, 08.06.2019

Let your wild side fly and celebrate nocturnal wildlife at Creatures of the Night on Aug. 24

Join Lake Erie Nature & Science Center for Nature’s Night Out: Creatures of the Night on Saturday, Aug. 24, to benefit educational programs and wildlife rehabilitation services for over 165,000 people.

“We are very excited to welcome everyone to this year’s benefit. It is our pinnacle event focusing on nature education for children,” says Catherine Timko, executive director at the Center. “Every aspect of the evening reflects our distinct mission.”

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Volume 11, Issue 15, Posted 10:13 AM, 08.06.2019

Bay Music Boosters' door-to-door membership drive: The tradition continues!

Over 1,000 Bay Village students enroll each year in orchestra, jazz, band, choral and Rockette programs from the 4th to 12th grades. Bay Schools’ music program has been named one of the "Best 100 Music Communities in America" since 2003!

Bay Music Boosters is a volunteer, nonprofit organization established to support and promote the Bay Village public schools’ fine music education program. This year, Bay Music Boosters is having their Door-to-Door Membership Drive on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Volume 11, Issue 15, Posted 10:15 AM, 08.06.2019

Sign language classes offered at Church of the Redeemer

Students and adults interested in learning sign language are encouraged to sign up for the Sharon’s Legacy Sign Language courses. The weekly courses begin Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the Church of the Redeemer United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 23500 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. They will be taught by Baldwin Wallace graduate Cory Svette, director of Sharon’s Signers, a local community ASL sign choir based in Lorain and western Cuyahoga counties.

Youth, ages 7-13, meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Adults, ages 14 and up, meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost for each group is $25/month, payable at the first class of each month.

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Volume 11, Issue 15, Posted 10:14 AM, 08.06.2019

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that led Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to take humanity’s first steps on the moon. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will offer fun-filled day on Saturday, July 20, to celebrate this remarkable human achievement and look forward to what’s next for human exploration in the Solar System.

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Come for a day of activities and planetarium shows as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Learn about this historic event during special shows in Schuele Planetarium. Planetarium specialists will share images from all of the Apollo moon landings and lead hands-on moon activities throughout the Center as we commemorate mankind’s footprint in the solar system. For all ages. Fee: $10/person.

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Volume 11, Issue 14, Posted 10:09 AM, 07.16.2019

Westlake Special Olympics returns after 2-year hiatus

Westlake Kiwanis and Westlake Schools held their Special Olympics on Saturday June 8, at Westlake High School's Lou Duchez Stadium. There were 57 athletes registered from all over western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties.  

Scott Goggin, Westlake Schools superintendent, led the athletes around the track carrying the Special Olympics torch to open the event. Members of the Westlake Aktion Club sang the national anthem. There were quite a few volunteers from Westlake Kiwanis, Westlake City School District and Knights of Columbus. This event marked the return of the Special Olympics after a two-year hiatus due to the upgrading of the Westlake High track.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 9:53 AM, 07.02.2019

Westlake Historical Society’s 49th annual Antique, Vintage & Craft Show is July 14

The Westlake Historical Society will host our 49th annual Antique, Vintage & Craft Show on Sunday July 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is our major fundraiser of the year. This event helps to cover the society's regular operating expenses.

The  Clague House Museum is located at 1371 Clague Road. The event will include a variety of antique, vintage and craft vendors, a snack bar, and free guided tours of the historic Clague House Museum. The rain date for the event is July 21.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 9:56 AM, 07.02.2019

BAYarts market opens at last

The Cleveland area experienced a rainy June, and it was this very thing which impacted the first two BAYarts Farm & Art Markets. Despite holding out hope, Pam Mills (who manages the market and is the BAYarts Creative Programming Director) had to cancel them on account of downpouring rain. But the market now will continue on with a full slate of summer activities and market staples every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. on the BAYarts campus at 28795 Lake Road.

Summer event schedule:  

  • July 11: Hoodoo BBQ, Feels Like OM goat yoga, health & wellness
  • July 18: Yappy Hour, Cupcake Wars (kids decorating table & adult contest)
  • July 25: Hoodoo BBQ (music)
  • Aug. 1: Backyard Famliy Fun Night, Movie Under the Stars (Harry Potter)
  • Aug. 8: Hoodoo BBQ (music), pie contest, Feels Like OM goat yoga
  • Aug. 15: Yappy Hour, cooking demo by Buttercream & Olive Oil
  • Aug. 22: Hoodoo BBQ (music), Yappy Hour
  • Sept. 5: Chili cook-off
  • Sept. 12: Last market

To participate in goat yoga, go to bayarts.net/events/market as you must register in advance. There will also be petting times available. To participate in the pie/cupcake/chili events please contact Pam Mills at market@bayarts.net.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 9:55 AM, 07.02.2019

Herb Guild Garden Club meeting

The July meeting of the Herb Guild Garden Club will be held on Wednesday, July 10, at Westlake Porter Public Library. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. Following lunch, guest speaker Pete Kamples will talk about solutions for senior citizens who want to remain in their home. His business, "One Call for Seniors," is located in Bay Village and offers help finding reliable people to take care of everyday problems like household chores and other things, such as plumbing, heating and lawn care. The service is free for those 50 and older.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 9:54 AM, 07.02.2019

Genealogical resources at Akron-Summit County Public Library

If you were disappointed when Jane Gramlich’s presentation “Resources and Services in the Special Collections Division, Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL)” was cancelled in April, you will be happy to know that Jane has been rescheduled for the Wednesday, July 17, meeting of Cuyahoga West Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS).

Jane, a librarian in Special Collections at the ASCPL and vice president of Cuyahoga Valley Chapter, OGS will cover the genealogical and local history resources available including books, periodicals, databases, archival collections and digital collections. She will also discuss the other services provided such as classes and programs, research assistance, lookups and copies, and their newsletter, Past Pursuits.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 9:54 AM, 07.02.2019

Learn what it takes to protect and serve

First, I allowed two of my partners to be stabbed in the back. Moments later, I accidentally shot one of them right in the head. It was NOT a good night for me.

Fortunately, it turned out just fine for them. We were just three of the 22 "students" taking part in the 2019 Westlake Community Police Academy.

I’ll come back to the building search exercise in a moment, as it was merely one of over two dozen topics and activities we dove into during our weekly 3-hour sessions. 

Over the course of 12 weeks, various experts in various areas of police work instructed us. Each week offered a deeper peek into the vast abilities of our formidable Westlake law enforcement: narcotics investigation, hostage negotiation, crime scene processing, patrol techniques, radar operation, crowd control, human trafficking investigation, jail operations, detective procedures, court systems, and more.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:43 AM, 06.18.2019

Fun all day at 2019 Destination Bay

Five Bay Village organizations teamed up to provide a unique experience under the umbrella of "Destination Bay" on June 15. The annual event of family friendly events featured biking, art, music, collectibles, history tours, nature exhibits and a chance to win prizes.

Participating organizations included the Village Project, the Bay Village Historical Society, BAYarts, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, Village Bicycle Cooperative and Walgreens.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 10:27 AM, 06.18.2019

'Homeless Jesus' sculpture on view at St. Paul Westlake now through July

St. Paul Westlake is hosting a thought-provoking sculpture of "Homeless Jesus" through the month of July. The sculpture is owned by the Community West Foundation and was installed on our grounds June 3. St. Paul Westlake Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Dr. David Buegler, sits on the Community West Foundation Board. Each two months, a different west side church displays the sculpture for the community.

Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz created this depiction in 2013 to remind viewers that when Christ came down incarnate in His humanity He was essentially "homeless." He even said, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head." (Luke 9).

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:49 AM, 06.18.2019

Don't miss out on the 2019 Westlake in Bloom competition

Attention Westlake gardeners, there is still time to enter the 2019 Westlake in Bloom competition! The deadline for entering is Friday, June 28, at 5 p.m. 

Entry forms are available at Cahoon Nursery, Dean’s Greenhouse, Gale’s Westlake Garden Center, Porter Library, and at Westlake City Hall, Recreation Center, and Community Services Department. You can also download an entry form at www.cityofwestlake.org/588/Westlake-in-Bloom

Properties will be judged on July 8, 9 and 10 and awards will be presented at a ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at La Centre Banquet and Conference Center.

Pick up an entry form today and make sure to get it to City Hall by the deadline date.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:42 AM, 06.18.2019

Bay Days run returns to Bay High track

Once again, the annual Bay Days Kids Run and 5-Mile Open on July 4 will start in front of Bay High School, but this year the finish lines are back on Bay High School’s track. Last year, work on the stadium’s field forced the race to finish on the west driveway, which led to a slightly longer trek north on Bradley. This year, as runners wind through western Bay’s tree-lined streets, they will turn right off of Bradley onto Winston.

The track finish is exciting for runners and spectators, while the fenced-in stadium can help parents keep track of their children. The Kids Run is free for children age 14 and under, but registration is required. The 5-Mile Open fee is $35 through July 3; $40 on the day of the event. After the run, participants young and old can enjoy Dixieland Jazz played by the Bay Community Band, and gobble up Popsicles, watermelons and chicken sandwiches delivered by a red, white and possibly blue cow. Other amenities include ice cream certificates for the top 3 in each age group, meal certificates for all participants, plus professional massages and medical treatment.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:41 AM, 06.18.2019

Spiritual organizer to speak at St. Paul women's luncheon

Clear out your spiritual clutter. Shannon Upton – who describes herself as an organizer, speaker, author, encourager, teacher and anxiety fighter – wants to help.

Upton is the author of a series of "Organizing You" books, Christian self-help books which she says will teach you how to clear out your spiritual clutter, along with the clutter in your home and schedule. She has also authored two free group Bible studies as resource material. A wife and mother of three, Upton resides with her husband, Travis, and their children in Central Ohio.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:49 AM, 06.18.2019

'Cahoon in June' celebrates 50 years

Event is part of 'Destination Bay' on June 15

The 50th annual “Cahoon in June” fine crafts, antiques and collectibles show takes place on Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Cahoon Memorial Park.

Once again, the event is part of “Destination Bay,” a day of activities around Bay Village. BAYarts' annual Art & Music Festival is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Village Project's Project Pedal fundraiser is 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is featuring free planetarium programs and tours from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Village Bicycle Cooperative will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Transportation runs between venues.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:26 AM, 06.04.2019

Westlake youth group to host huge rummage sale

The WAY Group of St. Ladislas Parish in Westlake is hosting a huge fundraiser June 13-15. This fundraiser is the WAY's Great Annual Garage and Rummage Sale. 

Cullen Hall of St. Ladislas Parish transforms into a huge store that will offer you the opportunity to buy some great treasures like appliances, furniture, books, electronics, holiday goodies, baby things, toys, sports and exercise equipment, tools and gardening things and crafts!

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:28 AM, 06.04.2019

Herb Guild's June meeting to feature greenhouse workshop

The next meeting of the Herb Guild Garden Club will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at Westlake Porter Public Library. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. Following lunch, members will car pool to Dean's Greenhouse in Westlake, where we will participate in a make-and-take workshop. Guests are welcome, but will be charged a fee for the workshop. Please call Pat Hannum at 440-582-0191 for more information.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:27 AM, 06.04.2019

Bay Village civic groups are excited to announce their plans for summer fun

The Bay Village Community Council met on May 23 to discuss their group's upcoming events. Here are some highlights.

Bay Village Green Team hosted its annual Shredding Event and Habitat for Humanity collection in the police station parking lot on April 27. Over 10 tons of paper and cardboard were collected to be shredded and recycled, and 81 donors brought household items for reuse. The team’s next quarterly meeting is Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. in the Community House. The guest speaker will be Patrick O’Connor from the Cleveland Power of Wind Action Team. All are welcome. Their first creek cleanup of the summer is Wednesday, June 19, 7 p.m. at Reese Park. Volunteers wanted.

Bay Village Kiwanis is preparing for Bay Days, Wednesday, July 3, through Saturday, July 6. The 5-mile race will start at 8:30 a.m. on July 4 at Bay High School.

Village Bicycle Cooperative is open Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for Wheels and Deals. There is a large inventory of bikes for sale. Visitors are welcome to stop in for safety checks, to use tools and ask for advice. Fully trained volunteers can come in to assist mechanics and those working on their bikes.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:27 AM, 06.04.2019

It’s time to get on your bikes and ride

The sun is out, and temperatures are finally getting warmer. Are you ready to make some wonderful summer memories? Wouldn’t it be delightful to enjoy the company of family and friends while stretching your muscles, feeling the fresh air in your lungs and taking in the sights and sounds of a Saturday in the lovely month of June?

By golly, we know how you can make this happen!

The sixth annual Project Pedal charitable bike ride will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event begins in Cahoon Memorial Park and ends at the Bay Village Police Station.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:24 AM, 06.04.2019

Marriage and divorce in the 1800s

If the rains displaced you from your yard and garden this month, you might reap some fruit by moving indoors to cultivate your family tree. And, when the weather becomes too steamy, a road trip to an air-conditioned library or courthouse may yield some interesting information about your ancestors’ lives.

While many public records have been digitized for online access, there is a treasure trove of records waiting to be found at local libraries, historical societies and county courthouses.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:24 AM, 06.04.2019

Exciting additions to BAYarts' free summer line-up

Kick off the summer season with the BAYarts Farm + Art Market which starts on Thursday, June 13, (5-8 p.m.) and runs every Thursday until Sept. 12. This year, market Manager Pam Mills has lined up another pie-baking contest, several dog-themed Yappy Hours, and Cupcake Wars. Krav food truck will be in attendance most nights, along with vendors that provide fresh produce, eggs, bakery goods, salsas, flowers, jewelry, Cleveland swag, fresh-pressed juices, pasta, teas and more.

A full list of vendors can be found on www.bayarts.net/events/market and new vendors can also apply via that site. "We're very excited to have grown each year, and to see how the community turns up in full force each week," says Mills.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:22 AM, 06.04.2019

Annual BVF Memorial Day Ceremony

Bay Village Foundation ceremony bestows grants, scholarships and plaques

The Bay Village Foundation, a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the quality of life in Bay Village, held its annual Memorial Day program in a tent by the T. Richard Martin walking trail in Cahoon Memorial Park under sunny skies. The program was led by board president Richard Veres and masters of ceremony Beth and Fred McLeod. 

Each year the Foundation awards grants to groups and organizations that benefit the citizens of Bay Village who apply for assistance. 

Board member Dave Tadych presented this year’s grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to the following organizations: Bay Village Community Theater, Bay Veterans of Foreign Wars, Destination Bay, BAYarts, Bay Village Green Team, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, Youth Challenge, Family Haven, Knickerbocker Senior Center, and the Carolyn Farrell Foundation. 

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:44 AM, 06.04.2019

Westlake Kiwanis thanks public for Memorial Day participation

The Westlake Kiwanis would like to thank the public for their participation in their annual Memorial Day Parade – the many people who lined Hilliard during the parade and those who attended the services at the Gazebo along with the many antique vehicles and marching units.

Particular thanks go to:

  • 91-year-old Tom Hill, a WWII veteran who served in the European Theater under General Patton for leading the singing of the national anthem;
  • Guest speaker Charlotte Ramser for her moving reading of a letter from her father, a glider pilot shot down over enemy territory and eventual rescue and rehabilitation;
  • Lt. Col. Terry Crist's salute to veterans;
  • Regina McCarthy's donation of a memorial wreath;
  • Hilary Patriok, Westlake Schools band director, for her wonderful musical program; and
  • The Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girls Scouts for their part in the Memorial Service.
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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:23 AM, 06.04.2019

Howling for a good cause

Mark your calendars for this year’s third annual Howl at the Moon event at the Westlake Recreation Center. On Monday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m., dogs and their families are invited to enjoy an evening of fun, play and delicious treats! All monetary proceeds from this year’s walk will benefit the Westlake Police K-9 unit.

The Westlake Police K-9 has been serving the city of Westlake for over 19 years. In that time, the unit has responded to hundreds of calls assisting the force in searches and protecting the community. Some of their duties have included school visits, foot patrols at Crocker Park and policing community events.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:41 AM, 05.21.2019

Moses Cleaveland is the topic of the summer's first porch talk

The Bay Village Historical Society will hold its first summer porch talk of 2019 on Sunday, June 9, 2 p.m. at the Osborn Learning Center.

Mary Louise Daley, history advocate, wife of the director of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, and administrator for Cleveland Councilman Michael Polensek, will talk about Moses Cleaveland. Founder of the city of Cleveland, Moses Cleaveland was a lawyer from Canterbury, Connecticut, a general under George Washington during the American Revolution and a surveyor for the Western Reserve Land Company.

Admission to the porch talk is free. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chair. Visit www.bayhistorical.com for details.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:30 AM, 05.21.2019

Plans set for Bay Village Memorial Day parade

It is that time of year, when we think about summer and look forward to Memorial Day weekend. While many think of this as a “holiday” it is really a “remembrance” day meant to remember all the men and women who have served our country and have passed away.

This year the Bay Village Memorial Day Parade will be on Monday, May 27. The parade timetable is as follows:

  • 8:00 a.m.: Participants assemble in Huntington Beach parking lot on Lake Road
  • 8:45 a.m.: March west on Lake Road to Lakeside Cemetery
  • 9:00 a.m.: Ceremony at Lakeside Cemetery
  • 9:15 a.m.: March east on Lake Road to the Cahoon Park gazebo
  • 9:45 a.m.: Ceremony at Cahoon Park
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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:22 AM, 05.21.2019