Community Events

Take an indoor walk in the park at Westlake Community Services

As our beautiful fall weather turns to the inevitable, brisk and cold reality of late November and beyond, a stroll in the park starts to sound a little less appealing. Instead, might I suggest an indoor nature walk of sorts at the Westlake Community Services Center, where we are hosting an exhibit of the nature photography of local artist Neil Doren? 

A large portion of Neil's work is shot locally in our very own Metroparks, so you can view some of our local, natural beauty through Neil's artistic eye. Viewing his work may even trigger a nostalgic recognition for some, as Neil was a regular vendor at the St. John West Shore Festival of the Arts, a 20-plus-year community art festival that many still remember and miss.

The exhibit at the center is really a lifetime of this extraordinary artist's work. The pieces are also for sale, with half the proceeds being generously donated back to the center's senior programming in memory of Neil's late wife, Donna.

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Volume 14, Issue 22, Posted 10:11 AM, 11.15.2022

Light up Bay Village for the holiday season

Once again this holiday season, the Christmas spirit will shine a little more brightly in Bay Village.

The Bay Village Historical Society and the Bay Village Kiwanis are asking Bay Village residents and children of all ages to join them in celebrating an old-fashioned community Christmas on three Sundays in December. A kickoff to the holiday season, these events will include the reading of holiday stories, caroling and crafts, the Kiwanis Christmas tree sale, a visit by Santa Claus and the lighting of the community tree in the Cahoon Memorial Park gazebo.

Follow Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on their journey through the streets of Bay Village aboard a fire truck on Sunday, Dec. 4. They will leave from the Bay Lodge on Bradley Road at 2 p.m. and will arrive at the gazebo in the center of town for the holiday tree lighting ceremony around 4:30 p.m.

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Volume 14, Issue 22, Posted 10:07 AM, 11.15.2022

Annual Jewelry Heist at Clague Playhouse

Clague Playhouse's 13th Annual Jewelry Heist opened on Nov. 11 and will run through Dec. 11 during the production of "One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall" on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1-8 p.m. and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. and during the Youth Theater production of "Christmas Shorts" on Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, from 1-7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 18, from 1-3 p.m.

Stop on by to see what treasures lie within! We have more jewelry, scarves, handbags and other accessories this year that have been donated by friends of the theater. This our biggest fundraiser of the year and 100% of the proceeds goes directly back to the theater.

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Volume 14, Issue 22, Posted 10:10 AM, 11.15.2022

Amy remembered, 33 years on

Thirty-three years have passed since the disappearance of 10-year-old Amy Mihaljevic after she vanished from the Bay Square Shopping Center in Bay Village on Oct. 27, 1989. The abductor had contacted Mihaljevic by telephone and arranged to meet her on the pretext of buying a gift for her mother because she had recently been promoted, as he told her.

On Feb. 8, 1990, the girl's body was found in a field in rural Ashland County. Evidence at the scene included the presence of yellow/gold colored fibers on her body. It appears her killer took several souvenirs including the girl's horse-riding boots, her denim backpack, a binder with "Buick, Best in Class" written on the front clasp, and turquoise earrings in the shape of horse heads.

The Bay Village Police and the FBI conducted an extensive investigation into her disappearance and murder. The case generated thousands of leads. Dozens of suspects were asked to take lie-detector tests, but no one has ever been charged with the crime. Law enforcement continues to pursue leads and monitor suspects to the present day. More than 20,000 interviews have taken place during the investigation, and the case is still open.

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Volume 14, Issue 21, Posted 10:15 AM, 11.01.2022

Trace the history of Cleveland's East Fourth Street

Trace the history of Cleveland’s East Fourth Street with Alan F. Dutka, author of “East Fourth Street: The Rise, Decline and Rebirth of an Urban Cleveland Street.”

Once home to Cleveland’s opera house, central markets and five-and-dime stores, Fourth Street fell into disrepair in the second half of the twentieth century. Now, East Fourth Street serves as the center of a chic entertainment and residential district, perhaps the coolest place in Cleveland.

The Thursday, Nov. 17 presentation, held at the Bay Lodge on Bradley Road, begins with a social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. Dutka’s book will be available for purchase and signing.

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Volume 14, Issue 21, Posted 10:15 AM, 11.01.2022

Bay civic groups share news, events

The Bay Village Community Council held its final meeting of the year on Oct. 24, with representatives from many of the city's civic and nonprofit organizations reporting on the news and activities of their groups. The Council will meet again in January to select the 2023 Citizen and Project of the Year. To nominate a worthy Bay Village resident or community project, forms are available for download from wbvobserver.com.

The Bay Village American Legion will be celebrating Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at Normandy School. Veterans related to the students will be in attendance for the special assembly. Additionally, there will be a discussion on U.S. government from 1620-present, as well as an overview of the history of the hand salute and when/how it should be used. The program will conclude with a parade led by the Legion Color Guard and veterans around the school property.

The Sabrina Noelle Foundation will host a Make-N-Take and Meet & Bead event for teens on Nov. 6 and Dec. 11 from 2-4 p.m. Not sure how to make a bracelet? Want to learn a few tricks, want to hang with your friends? All free, we have beads and supplies. Or bring your own and add to your collection. For more information on this and other upcoming events, or to make a bead donation, visit sabrinanoelle.org.

The Bay Village Chapter, League of Women Voters sponsored a forum on Oct. 11, featuring 4 speakers explaining how school funding works in Ohio. A video of the forum is available at lwvgreatercleveland.org under the Resources tab. Voters are reminded to cast their ballots on or before Nov. 8. Nonpartisan candidate information is available at vote411.org; judicial candidate info is available at judge4yourself.com. Explanation of the proposed Bay Village charter amendments can be found at cityofbayvillage.com.

Bay Village Kiwanis will again be selling Christmas trees at Cahoon Park starting the day after Thanksgiving on Fridays-Sundays until we sell out. Warren Remein was recently sworn in as club president. The Bay High School Key Club  is up to a record 250 members.

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Volume 14, Issue 21, Posted 10:10 AM, 11.01.2022

Annual Pumpkins for Pets fundraiser exceeds 2021 donations

The 2nd annual Pumpkins for Pets fundraiser was held on Oct. 8 at Bay Middle School. The fundraiser collects money from donations for the Bay Village Kennel and the Quincy Humane Society.

We were thrilled to exceed last year's donations, raising $1,700 for these two organizations. It was a beautiful, chilly, fall day and anyone who stopped by enjoyed free pumpkins, cookies, cider, pet photos and was entered into a drawing for the "Dawg" basket!

My love for my community and my rescue dog Quincy Jones, a 5-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, prompted me to start this fundraiser in 2021. Quincy is the star of the day and we are both grateful for all who stopped by or made a donation!

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Volume 14, Issue 21, Posted 10:14 AM, 11.01.2022

Shop with a purpose this holiday season

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. That means it’s time to get a jump on your holiday gift shopping!

Village Project is holding its annual Holiday Shoppe, a special shopping event, at their Project Shoppe store on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5-9 p.m. to assist you in finding unique, locally-sourced gift items for all the special people on your list. Project Shoppe is located within Village Project’s headquarters at 27378 West Oviatt Road in Bay Village.

You will be able to shop and visit with local vendors onsite that evening, including Gourmet Firehouse Salsa, Backattack Snacks and Macrons by Victoria, just to name a few.

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Volume 14, Issue 21, Posted 10:13 AM, 11.01.2022

Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters seeking veterans to honor

For the fourth year in a row, the Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters (WDAB) is seeking veterans to honor during its annual flag display. The goal is to honor 27 veterans representing the school's 26 athletic teams and the boosters organization. 

The flag display, along with accompanying team and honoree signs, will be placed in front of the WHS main entrance on Hilliard Blvd. The display will begin Sunday, Nov. 6, and stay up through Sunday, Nov. 13. To nominate a veteran, please reach out to Jane Peer at peerja71@gmail.com by Oct. 22. 

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Volume 14, Issue 20, Posted 10:48 AM, 10.18.2022

Meals on Wheels hosting Night At the Races

Meals on Wheels invites the community to a Night at the Races on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Wagner’s of Westlake. The event is a first for Meals on Wheels and will raise money to support its mission of providing meals to the homebound in the five communities of Bay Village, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, and Westlake.

The evening will feature horse racing, sideboards, and a wide array of silent auction baskets. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event will end at 11 p.m. All community members are invited to attend and enjoy an evening with friends and family and support a great cause. Attendees are invited to wear Derby attire or Halloween costumes, and prizes will be awarded for the best costume!

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Volume 14, Issue 20, Posted 10:50 AM, 10.18.2022

Annual Porter Library book sale is coming

The Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library at 27333 Center Ridge Road will be having our Annual Book Sale from Oct. 20 to Oct. 23. We are taking over several rooms in the library to display the books we have been putting aside for the past year. Last year we decided to move our big sale from February to the more weather friendly month of October, and it was such a great idea that we decided to keep the sale in October from now on.

We have a large selection of books of fiction and non-fiction, hundreds of children's books, DVDs, BluRays, CDs, and audio books. We have been receiving a large number of donations so you will have a lot to choose from.

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Volume 14, Issue 19, Posted 11:27 AM, 10.04.2022

Walk for Amy to be held Oct. 27

The Walk for Amy event started during the Covid pandemic on a cold, raining day on the 31st anniversary of Amy Mihaljevic's abduction. Approximately 60 individuals stood for one hour outside of Bay Village City Hall and directly across from the shopping plaza where Amy was abducted.

One year later the number of participants grew to more than 350. This time, the event began at the front of Bay Middle School where the Chief of Police, Robert Gillespie, shared a few remarks. This was followed by a remembrance walk to the Bay Village Square shopping plaza and back to the Bay Middle School Memorial Garden where a large stone has been place with the inscription, "Amy Mihaljevic - NEVER FORGOTTEN." White ribbons were tied around the various trees as a reminder to all of us that Amy is never forgotten and we share in keeping her memory alive.

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Volume 14, Issue 19, Posted 11:27 AM, 10.04.2022

Bay High Key Club distributes fliers for Bay LWV

Cynthia White, Bay League of Women Voters chapter chair, and Kari Eckel, Voter Services Chair, are pictured with the Bay High School Key Club leadership team as they prepared to distribute Vote411.org door hangers to every house in Bay Village!

This is a huge job requiring as many of the over 240 Key Club members as possible to participate. They will be walking the streets of Bay in teams of two from Oct. 1 to Oct.11 to make sure every house gets information about how and where to vote and how to find non-partisan information about candidates for office and issues on the Bay ballot Nov. 8.

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Volume 14, Issue 19, Posted 11:26 AM, 10.04.2022

Annual Halloween Display

The Joker, Batman's arch enemy, has joined Mel Maurer's annual display of his homemade superheroes and cartoon characters at 1988 Sperry's Forge Trail in Westlake. Visitors and photos are welcomed.

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Volume 14, Issue 19, Posted 11:24 AM, 10.04.2022

LWV chapter to discuss 'hidden government' issues

David S. Greenspan, President of Westlake City Council, will be the discussant at the Thursday, Sept. 22, meeting of the Westlake-North Olmsted chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland. Guests are welcome to attend. The meeting will be at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road., at 7 p.m.

Attendees will engage Greenspan in commentary about the best (and worst) examples of how city, county and state governments work together to optimize living and working conditions for citizens, business owners, and employees.

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Volume 14, Issue 18, Posted 9:31 AM, 09.20.2022

Annual Blessing of the Pets at St. Raphael is Oct. 6

Lions, tigers and bears are not welcome, but household animals and their families are invited to the 17th annual Blessing of the Pets on Thursday, Oct. 6, 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 give-aways 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 14, Issue 18, Posted 9:31 AM, 09.20.2022

Concert welcomes the return of autumn

Even though fall was still a week away, strains of music associated with fall and harvest were enjoyed at Westlake Porter Public Library on Sept. 18 as the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council (W-WAC) presented their fall program.

The program, Harvest Home, was performed by Sunday in the Park, a husband and wife duo. Karen Ellicott, clarinet and voice, and Christopher Ellicott, guitar and voice, are both accomplished musicians and teachers from Baldwin Wallace University.

The Ellicotts began the program with "We Gather Together," a 16th-century Dutch melody, followed by "Simple Gifts," a 19th-century Shaker hymn. The titles may not have been familiar, but the melodies were immediately recognizable.

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Volume 14, Issue 18, Posted 9:29 AM, 09.20.2022

Hear about the life of Eliot Ness at Osborn Porch Talk

Hear about the life of crime fighter Eliot Ness on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Bay Village Historical Society’s Osborn Learning Center porch talk. The featured speaker will be Rebecca McFarland, an international expert on Eliot Ness.

The free porch talk begins at 2:15 p.m. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Visit www.bayhistorical.com for additional information.

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Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 9:58 AM, 09.07.2022

Potluck program rediscovers mid-19th century cuisine

Rediscover “Mid-19th Century Cuisine,” as part of the Thursday, Sept. 15, Bay Village Historical Society potluck program.

Guest speaker Angie George, a member of the North Coast Narrative, a group dedicated to bringing Ohio history to life, will talk about food before supermarkets. Where did food come from? How was it prepared? What did kitchens look like 150 years ago before electricity? How does food preparation resemble and differ from today?

These topics will be discussed during the hour-long presentation. Enjoy samples and take home recipes of period food items to try yourself. The event, held at the Bay Lodge on Bradley Road in Bay Village, begins with a social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m.

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Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 9:58 AM, 09.07.2022

Herb Guild meets Sept. 14

The September meeting of The Herb Guild will be held on Wedneday, Sept. 14. at Westlake Porter Public Library. The business part of the meeting will start at 10:30 a.m., with the presentation following at 12:30 p.m. Sue Olsen, a certified instructor in Zentangle, will introduce us to this relaxing art form. Guests are very welcome but must register! Please call 440-353-9764 to register.

For more information on the upcoming meeting, call 440-842-5863 or visit our website theherbguild.org.

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Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 9:58 AM, 09.07.2022

Introducing the 2022 Westlake in Bloom winners

For the second time in as many years, the Westlake in Bloom Appreciation/Awards Ceremony was held at the Westlake Community Services Center on Aug. 9.

The award-winners from each category were invited to attend the cherished annual event celebrating the extraordinary efforts of Westlake’s gardening community.

Mayor Dennis Clough commended their efforts, noting that they serve to enhance the city’s beauty year after year and set it apart from other communities in Northeast Ohio.

The winner of the coveted Lu Walter “Best in Bloom” for 2022 is Mayuresh Dhond who took first place in the “Residential Landscaping – Rear Yard, Small” category. His award-winning yard features numerous sculptures and other unique decorative features among the colorful plant-life.

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Volume 14, Issue 16, Posted 9:51 AM, 08.16.2022

Herb Guild announces 2022 scholarship winners

The Herb Guild Garden Club held its 36th annual scholarship luncheon on Aug. 3. Two area students received scholarships, both of whom were present at the luncheon to receive them.

Haley Viskocil is a graduate of Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville and will be attending Ohio University. She will major in Environmental Science. Maxwell McNeil is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. He will be attending Penn State University and will be pursuing a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture. Both are looking forward to attending college this fall.

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Volume 14, Issue 16, Posted 9:52 AM, 08.16.2022

Learn the true story of Johnny Appleseed

Learn the true story of Johnny Appleseed on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Bay Village Historical Society’s Osborn Learning Center porch talk.

Many people think of Johnny Appleseed as a fictional character. In fact, he was a pioneer on the Ohio frontier. Beryl Prusinoski will talk about Johnny Appleseed and the conditions our state’s early settlers encountered.

The free porch talk begins at 2:15 p.m. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Visit www.bayhistorical.com for additional information.

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Volume 14, Issue 15, Posted 10:06 AM, 08.02.2022

Westlake community event to kick off school year

The Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters (WDAB) will host its annual Spirit Rally and Membership Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The purpose of the community event is to celebrate the start of the school year, introduce coaches and student-athletes and raise critical dollars to support WHS and LBMS athletic teams.

Held at the UH St. John Stadium at Westlake High School, the Spirit Rally will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. All community members are invited to attend this free event. The event will feature the WHS cheerleaders, marching band and auxiliary teams, food trucks, games, a Dunk Tank and other activities.

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Volume 14, Issue 15, Posted 10:07 AM, 08.02.2022

Peter and Kathy Winzig to be honored at Moondance

Bay Village residents Peter and Kathy Winzig will be the honorees of BAYarts' annual benefit Moondance on Sept. 10. Each year BAYarts honors individuals who have made meaningful contributions to the arts non-profit and the community. Having raised three boys in Bay Village, Pete and Kathy continue to be engaged in serving the community they love.

Pete joined BAYarts’ board in 2006, serving as Vice President and President. An active participant in "the growth years," he facilitated the restoration of the Fuller House (2010) and the Karen Ryel Center for Ceramics Arts & Education (2015) – both projects received "Project of the Year" honors for their respective years.

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 10:33 AM, 07.19.2022

Butterfly release to help families honor loved ones

On Saturday, July 23, at 10 a.m. Joel’s Place for Children hosts its 16th Annual Butterfly Release Picnic at Cahoon Memorial Park in Bay Village. Joel’s Place for Children is a non-profit that provides grief support groups for school-aged children and their families who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives.

At the Butterfly Release event, children and their families will have an opportunity to honor their loved ones by announcing their names in an opening ceremony prior to releasing a living butterfly. The butterflies arrive from Florida the day before the Release, and are stored in the refrigerator overnight. A pot-luck picnic lunch and kickball game will follow.

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 10:24 AM, 07.19.2022

West Shore Lions tradition celebrates original 13 colonies

Among this year's many Independence Day festivities in the City of Westlake was the West Shore Lions Club's annual bell-ringing ceremony at the Westlake Aquatic Center and Peterson Pool. 

Cuyahoga County Representative Nan Baker introduced the event and read off some background information for those in attendance. Then, 13 kids lined up to ceremoniously tap out one chime for each of the 13 original colonies of the United States. 

The tradition dates back to 1963 when President John F. Kennedy declared July 4 to be National Bell Ringing Day.

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 10:27 AM, 07.19.2022

Westlake Independence Day Parade Photo Gallery

Once again the City of Westlake celebrated the anniversary of our nation's independence with its Annual Independence Day Parade, which marched down Hilliard Boulevard on July 4.

In addition to the mayor and members of Westlake City Council, the parade featured the city's police, fire and service vehicles, as well as members of the Westlake School Board and Boosters along with many more. 

Enjoy the following photos from this year's parade!

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 10:26 AM, 07.19.2022

Westlake hosts 33rd Charity Classic Car Show

The City of Westlake hosted the 33rd Annual Charity Classic Car Show at Clague Park on July 4, immediately following the Independence Day Parade. 

The show featured dozens of cars from several eras, judged for their appearance and authenticity across multiple categories. The top two cars in each category earned trophies for their owners and a "Best in Show" trophy was awarded as well.

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 10:25 AM, 07.19.2022

Voting information for Aug. 2 primary

Most voters are more than a little confused about the upcoming Aug. 2, 2022 Primary Election. Simply said, for those voters living in Westlake and Bay Village, this election is the time to vote for candidates for District 16 Ohio House of Representatives and for members of the State Central Committees for the Democratic and Republican parties. The May 2022 primary determined the winning candidates for many other offices and who have been advanced to appear on the November 2022 general election ballot. 

The Bay Village and Westlake/North Olmsted Chapters of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland will host an in-person candidate forum on Tuesday, July 12, to introduce the contenders for the Ohio House of Representatives seat. The forum will take place at 7 p.m. at the North Olmsted branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 27403 Lorain Road. The forum will also be livestreamed via Zoom at bit.ly/lwv-forum-july. For those who are unable to attend live, a recording of the forum will be available at youtube.com/c/LeagueofWomenVotersofGreaterCleveland.

This election is occurring in August this year due to the complicated process for redrawing political districts after the 2020 U.S. Census. The process for this, for both state and federal offices, is described in the Ohio Constitution as a result of voter approvals in 2015 and 2018.

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 9:44 AM, 07.06.2022

Citizen, Project of the Year celebration July 16

The Bay Village Community Council invites all Bay residents to join us in celebration of this year’s Citizen of the Year, Patrick McGannon, and Project of the Year, Bay Village Historical Society’s Revitalization Efforts. The ceremony will be held Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m., near Rose Hill Museum in Cahoon Memorial Park. City Council President Dwight Clark will present proclamations on behalf of the city, followed by tours of Rose Hill Museum and the Village Bicycle Cooperative.

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 9:47 AM, 07.06.2022

Local radio personality to open Westlake Art Festival

The Westlake-Bay Village Rotary is again hosting their second annual Art Festival on Saturday July 30, in the green space on the campus of the Westlake Porter Public Library. 

This year, the Art Festival will officially kick off at 10:00 a.m. with a special ribbon-cutting by morning radio personality Tim Richards from Star 102.1 FM. Westlake’s Jen Touhey has passed the baton to her co-anchor this year. Tim, a traditional East-sider has graciously accepted the invitation to come from Mentor and open the Westlake-Bay Village Rotary Festival.  

This one-day rain or shine family friendly event has something for everyone with over 50 original artists, live music, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, balloons for kids, and plenty of free parking. 

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 9:45 AM, 07.06.2022

Osborn Porch Talk focuses on centennial of Bay schools

The summer Porch Talk series at the Reuben Osborn Learning Center kicks off on Sunday, July 10, at 2:15 p.m. and focuses on the centennial of the Bay Village Schools.

Bay Village Alumni Association President Jim Joyce will talk about the history of the Bay schools spanning the years 1922 to 2022, as well as the plans for the Centennial celebration.

Admission is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chair. The Reuben Osborn Learning Center is located at the intersection of Lake and Cahoon roads in Bay Village.

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 9:40 AM, 07.06.2022

Herb Guild meets July 13

The next meeting of the Herb Guild Garden Club will be held on Wednesday, July 13, at Westlake Porter Public Library. Guests are invited, but are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch as the speaker will start at 11:30 and talk while members are eating. 

The topic of the presentation is "A Living Wildlife Landscape" presented by Marne Titchenell from the OSU Extension. Her areas of expertise are wildlife habitat management, forest wildlife ecology, and non-game species conservation. Marne has been with the OSU Extension since 2007 and has written several publications.

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 9:37 AM, 07.06.2022

Villagers keep alive olde time base ball

The Villagers, an old time base ball team comprised primarily of Bay Men's Club members, formed in 2010 to help celebrate the city's bicentennial and has continued to compete every year since.

Playing under rules in effect in 1860, The Villagers, led by player/manager John Underation, battled their long-time rivals, the Whiskey Island Shamrocks, on Saturday, July 1, at Bay Days, falling by a score of 10 to 0.

The team will next play Sat., July 30, at 2 p.m. at Cahoon Memorial Park.

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Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 10:33 AM, 07.19.2022

Herb Guild meets June 8

The June meeting of The Herb Guild will be held on June 8 at Westlake Porter Public Library. The business part of the meeting will start at 10:30 a.m., with the presentation following at 12:30 p.m. Cathy Flament, President of the Bay Village Historical Society will share herbal recipes and herbal publications from their archives. Guests are very welcome! The library has dropped the mask mandate until further notice.

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Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 10:10 AM, 06.07.2022

The Herb Guild Scholarship Luncheon

The Herb Guild Garden Club is holding its 36th annual scholarship luncheon this year, after a two-year break during the pandemic. The event will be held on Aug. 3 at the Aviator Event Center, 20920 Brookpark Road, across from Cleveland Hopkins Airport. 

The luncheon will feature craft, culinary, and boutique tables, where items can be purchased. The highlight of the luncheon is an extravagant basket raffle with over 40 baskets, each one worth around $50. During the luncheon two scholarships will be presented to the 2022 winners and money will be raised for next year's scholarships.

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Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 10:10 AM, 06.07.2022

Kiwanis puts remembrance In Memorial Day

Memorial Day will soon be here. The Westlake Kiwanis Club hopes you are planning to participate in our annual community parade and service that day, May 30. 

Come out and line the parade route along Hilliard Boulevard and enjoy the parade, which starts at 10 a.m. in front of Sts. Peter and George Coptic and Orthodox Church and ends in Clague Park at the Gazebo for the Memorial Day services.

The parade and service will honor those civilians and military that sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms and protect our shores – many of those fallen were members of our Westlake community. If you participated in the parade or in the services in Clague Park last year, the Westlake Kiwanis and the community appreciate your participation and hope you will take part again this year.

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Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 9:49 AM, 05.17.2022

Potluck program highlights 'Preserving the Character of our City'

“Preserving the Character of our City” is the theme for the May 19 Bay Village Historical Society potluck program.

Guest speaker Carol Starre-Kmiecik will present a one-woman show about Dorothy Fuldheim, the well-known Cleveland newscaster and journalist. The event, held at the Bay Lodge on Bradley Road in Bay Village, begins with a social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m.

The main dish, a variety of mini sandwiches, will be provided by the historical society. Attendees with last names beginning with A through L should bring an appetizer or dessert for 10 to share. Those with last names beginning with M through Z should bring a side dish. All attendees should bring their own place setting and beverage. There will be a $10 charge at the door for non-members of the historical society. RSVP to Pam Ebert at 216-789-1272 or blinglady17@gmail.com.

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Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 9:50 AM, 05.17.2022

Rotary announces special guests for Westlake Art Festival

The Westlake-Bay Village Rotary Club is again hosting the Westlake Art Festival on Saturday, July 30, in the green space on the campus of the Westlake Porter Public Library.

There will be a special ribbon-cutting kickoff at 10:00 am with Westlake’s own local morning radio personally Jen Touhey from Star 102.1, who will officially open the 2022 Festival. 

“Jen was a huge hit last year and a hometown fan favorite celebrity and we are honored to have her open our festival again this year” said Joe Kraft, Rotary Art Festival chairman.

The Art Festival will also feature Cleveland artist Shaun Kinley. Shaun is famous for his Cleveland skylines, cityscapes, bridges, and sports acrylic impressions on canvass. Shaun has demonstrated over 28 years of passion and creativity in his artwork and will have several original paintings as the 2022 featured artist. Other artists are encouraged to join the festival and fill out an application while high profile booth space is still available at westlakebayvillagerotaryartfest.com.

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Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 9:51 AM, 05.17.2022