Community Events

Extra, extra! Find your ancestors in newspapers

Researching your family roots usually begins with collecting vital documents of birth, marriage and death, beginning with yourself and tracing back as many generations as possible. These vital records can be obtained from local church or civil government offices, where the events occurred. They are necessary to prove your lineage or pedigree tree. However, many people wish to know more than just the vital statistics of their family members.

Older family members may be able to share their own personal story and those of their parents. But what can you do if their memory is sketchy and unreliable, or if you have no remaining family members who knew about the earlier generation?

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Volume 10, Issue 19, Posted 9:50 AM, 10.02.2018

St. Paul Westlake Women's Ministry to host luncheon Oct. 20

The Women's Ministry of St. Paul Lutheran Church invite you to join them for an ethnic luncheon, with opportunities for fellowship and worship, on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event will feature refugee women affiliated with the organization Local Abundance Kitchen, as well as representatives from Building Hope in the City.

Northeast Ohio is home to thousands of refugees and immigrants. Local Abundance Kitchen educates and assists the refugees and immigrants in our local communities by providing an empowering and enriching path to meaningful income through cooking classes and sales of refugee-produced goods.

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Volume 10, Issue 19, Posted 9:53 AM, 10.02.2018

Clambake-on-the-Lake to benefit Village Project

There is no doubt about it – fall in northeast Ohio is clambake season. Local lore has it that our love of a traditional clambake stems from this region’s historical link to New England and our beachy location on Lake Erie. In any case, as the air pleasantly cools, as football, cheerleaders and marching bands rule the stadiums, and as the leaves turn shades of red, yellow, orange and purple, northeast Ohioans naturally hunger to enjoy these beautiful days of autumn near the water with friends … and a big pot of steaming clams.

The Village Project invites you to join in the fun of their first Clambake-on-the-Lake on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. in Bay Village. The evening will be graciously hosted at the home of Bill and Lisa Priemer, who are steadfast supporters of VP.

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Volume 10, Issue 19, Posted 9:53 AM, 10.02.2018

CrossPointe celebrates 50 years of ministry

Fifty years ago, a small group of people worshiped in a small chapel on Detroit Road at the border of Rocky River and Westlake. They caught the vision to expand their ministry and needed a much larger and better-equipped building to meet the needs of the growing community.

A house and adjoining land became available on Columbia Road in Westlake. After much prayer, they made the commitment to purchase the house and land and establish the Westlake Free Methodist Church, which now is known as CrossPointe Community and CrossPointe Community Hispana.

On Sunday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at CrossPointe Community, 1800 Columbia Road, we will celebrate 50 years in the city of Westlake. Rev. William L. Cryderman will be our special speaker. His father, Rev. Dale Cryderman, who later became Bishop, was the special speaker 50 years ago.

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Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:08 AM, 09.18.2018

Learn how to get and stay healthy at WPPL Health Fair!

Want to learn more about how to get and stay healthy? Stop by the Westlake Porter Public Library Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. for free health screenings, programs, visits with local health organizations and more.

Participants will be able to have their blood pressure, stroke risk assessment, hearing and vision all checked. The programs will include "Yoga with Inner Bliss Yoga Studio" at 1 p.m., "Healthy Living for Brain and Body" presented by the Alzheimer’s Association at 1:30 p.m., and "What Is Functional Medicine?" led by Dr. Emily Brawner at 3 p.m. Registration is required for all three programs. To register please visit or call 440-871-2600.

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Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:09 AM, 09.18.2018

Herb Guild hosts paper mosaic workshop in October

The Herb Guild Garden Club will hold its October meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Westlake Porter Public Library. After a short business meeting there will be a paper mosaic workshop put on by The Emerald & Violet Studio of Olmsted Falls. Guests are welcome but asked to register by Oct. 1 so that enough materials may be provided by the art studio.

The workshop will start at 12:30 p.m. The cost to non-members is $35. Please contact Joyce Hayward at 330-801-7202 if you want to attend.

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Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:10 AM, 09.18.2018

Pet blessing at St. Raphael set for Oct. 4

Hedgehogs, bearded dragons and less-exotic household animals and their families are invited to the 14th annual Blessing of the Pets on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the front lawn of St. Raphael Church in Bay Village.

Individual blessings will be given to each animal. 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 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:08 AM, 09.18.2018

Constitution Week is Sept. 17-23

In 1955, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress with a resolution to use the week of Sept. 17-23 as an observance for the foundation of the American government. The resolution was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Aug. 2, 1955. President George W. Bush officially declared the inception of Constitution Week in 2002.

This year celebrates the 63rd anniversary of the first resolution. It also celebrates the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution and the 227th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights are the first 10 Amendments in the Constitution.

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Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:10 AM, 09.18.2018

Bay Village civic groups have great community events planned for fall

Members of the Bay Village Community Council met on Sept. 13 to discuss their groups' exciting fall events. Here are some highlights.

American Legion Post 385's Color Guard will lead the Bay Village Homecoming Parade on Friday, Sept. 21. On Monday, Oct. 1, members of the Post will host a free Bingo Night at the Wade Park Veterans Hospital. St. Paul Lutheran Church's Military Support Ministry will join the Post by offering snacks to the veterans during the Bingo sessions. 

Bay Village Community Theater will present "War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast," at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Parkside Hall from Friday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 29.  Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinee begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are available online at or by calling 440-847-8494.

Bay Village Educational Foundation accepted grant applications from Bay Village teachers, staff members and students. Foundation trustees will meet Oct. 16 to decide on grant funding for activities or projects that directly benefit students enrolled in the Bay Village City Schools. For more information, visit

Bay Village Foundation is hosting a 5K run/1 mile walk on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 9:00 a.m. All participants will receive a loaded goody bag and the first 300 participants will receive a cool, dry-tech run shirt. In addition, the top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive a medal and great prizes. Funds collected by the not-for-profit, Bay Village Foundation are used to support Bay Village community projects. More details at

Bay Village Garden Club will have their "Christmas Greening" workshops on Dec. 4 and 5 at Bay United Methodist Church. This is a hands-on workshop to help people make their own fresh arrangements for their home decorations. The club provides the greens and materials and demonstrates how to make the projects. See more at

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Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:04 AM, 09.18.2018

Learn about early Dover Township at Lakeside Cemetery tour

Learn about life in early Dover Township at a tour of Lakeside Cemetery on Sunday, Sept. 30, planned by the Bay Village Historical Society.

Tours will depart at regular intervals from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery on Lake Road in Bay Village. Actors will be at Lakeside Cemetery, where they will relate the stories of several individuals buried in the cemetery. Become intrigued while hearing tales of the Cahoon, Jaycox, Osborn, Oviatt, Sadler and Wischmeyer families.

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Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:08 AM, 09.18.2018

Fun for everyone at Bay Village Foundation run/walk on Oct. 20

The Bay Village Foundation will host their annual 5K run/1-mile walk on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 9:00 a.m. at Bay Middle School. Adults and children of all ages are invited to run or walk through beautiful Bay Village during this event which benefits the Foundation’s mission of providing support for projects and programs fostering Bay Village’s historical, cultural, social and educational heritage.

Participants will receive goodie bags and Cool Dry Tech shirts will be given to the first 300 to register. Gold, silver and bronze medals featuring the Foundation’s new logo will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers in the following age divisions based on race-day age: 11 & under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 & over.

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Volume 10, Issue 18, Posted 10:01 AM, 09.18.2018

Westlake LWV to hold voter registration events

National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, Sept. 25, gives residents of Westlake, Bay Village and any surrounding suburb a chance to make sure they will be ready to vote on Nov. 6.

Members and friends of the Westlake-North Olmsted chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland will be in Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, between 9 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. using paper, ballpoint pens and internet websites to provide individual look-ups. Citizens can check to see whether or not they are already registered. If their names are not found on the 2018 voter rolls, they can fill out registration forms using either a current Ohio driver's license or the last four digits of their Social Security number.

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Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:13 AM, 09.05.2018

Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club hosts district convention

The Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club hosted the Ohio District Aktion Club Convention at Lutheran West High School in Rocky River. Aktion Clubs from all across the state of Ohio gathered for a day of fellowship, educational workshops, food, fun and competition. The Convention theme was “Blasting Into Service” with Lutheran West decorated in a space-age planetary theme.

The day started with a parade of club banners and an opening ceremony with a welcome from Ohio Kiwanis Governor Dan Litzinger speaking on the Kiwanis and service. Incoming Ohio Kiwanis Governor-elect Faith Levine also spoke about community service. The keynote speaker was Camille Licate from Kids for Positive Change.

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Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:15 AM, 09.05.2018

Ice cream social kicks off Indian Guides, Indian Princesses fall registration

The West Shore Indian Princesses and Indian Guides are dedicated to fostering relationships between fathers & sons and fathers & daughters in a friendly, fun environment. Our activities require participation by both father and child, giving you opportunities to share experiences, learn and grow together. This is not a program to drop off your child; dads participate in all activities.

Dads can register with their sons and daughters as young as kindergarten-age. Our organization serves Bay Village, Westlake, Avon, Avon Lake, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, Olmsted Falls and Rocky River. Tribes are organized with other dads from the same area and whose kids are the same age range.

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Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:11 AM, 09.05.2018

Pull into fall with Cruisin' Westlake

Even with summer in the rear-view mirror, you can still let the good vibrations follow. Enjoy the final “Cruisin’ Westlake” event of 2018 is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Westlake United Methodist Church. 

The free event will feature over 100 antique, classic, muscle, restomod and hot rods cars, and chance to vote for your favorites. There will be food from the Little Piggy food truck, drinks through Alex’s Lemonade Stand and free popcorn and coffee.

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Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:13 AM, 09.05.2018

WECPTA to host community celebration

The Westlake Early Childhood PTA (WECPTA) will host its annual membership drive on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at the Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd.

This year’s theme is "Community Celebration" and we invite all local families to join us. Children’s activities will include visits with community heroes, face painting, crafts, balloon animals, snacks and much, much more! While the kids enjoy the specialty entertainment, adults will be able to learn all about the incredible offerings of the WECPTA.

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Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:12 AM, 09.05.2018

Finding your English and Welsh ancestors

Are you having trouble finding your English and Welsh ancestors? It may be because of a lack of understanding about Britain’s system of public record keeping. From 1538-1837, parish records contained all the significant life events for 98 percent of the population. Original documents for baptism, marriage, burial and many other events were filed in the historical parish jurisdictions.

Genealogist Liz Pearson has first-hand experience in English and Welsh research. Born in England, she spent many years researching her own family history. During the late 1970s her professional life brought her to New York and Washington, D.C., where she found many opportunities to share her English and Welsh expertise with Anglo-Americans researching their roots.

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Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:11 AM, 09.05.2018

St. Ladislas 50+ Club begins 28th season

The 50+ Club kicks off their 28th year on Sept. 18 in Cullen Hall at St. Ladislas Church. Our featured entertainer will be Sara Lowe, the Ukulele Lady. She is very entertaining with a wide variety of songs. 

Reservations can be made by calling 440-937-8089. Cost is $11 and the deadline for reservations is Sept. 14. Doors open at 10 a.m., a short meeting follows at 10:30 a.m. and entertainment is at 11 a.m. A delicious meal is served at noon.

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Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:11 AM, 09.05.2018

Fete des Fleurs tickets still available

Time is running out to get your tickets for the Westlake Garden Club’s fundraiser luncheon, Fete des Fleurs. The luncheon is on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Westwood Country Club, where you will partake of a delicious lunch, have an opportunity to win a fantastic raffle basket or some cash in the 50/50 raffle, and enjoy an interesting and enlightening program.

The speaker will be Jill Koski, new president and CEO of Holden Forests & Gardens. Tickets for the luncheon are $35 which includes valet parking. Deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 19. Visit or call 440-665-5463 for more information.

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Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:10 AM, 09.05.2018

Sign up for youth basketball, volleyball with the West Shore Family YMCA

Registration is open now through Sept. 10 for the West Shore Family YMCA's fall Jr. Cavs basketball and volleyball leagues. Basketball is open to ages 3-11 and volleyball is open to ages 7-14. Both leagues are co-ed. 

The YMCA's youth sports leagues have an emphasis on sportmanship and fun. Youth sports leagues operate under Fair Play Rules giving every child the chance to learn and play.

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Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:16 AM, 09.05.2018

Dress up and run for a good cause

Hundreds of runners, walkers, and rollers (participants in wheelchairs) will be dressing as their favorite superheroes and helping raise money for young people with physical disabilities at the Youth Challenge Superhero Dash. The 33rd Annual Race Day, in memory of former trustee Dave Hardman, will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, at Lakewood Park.

The 5K run and the 1-mile walk/roll both start at 9:30 a.m. Awards will go to the top three men and women overall and in each age group, as well as the challenged division. Achievement ribbons will go to all 1-mile finishers. There will be fun for the whole family, including a superhero costume contest, Chinese and 50/50 raffles, and post-race refreshments!

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Volume 10, Issue 17, Posted 9:14 AM, 09.05.2018

Bay Village Touch-a-Truck returns Sept. 8

On Saturday, Sept. 8, from noon to 3 p.m., the Bay Village Police Department is hosting the fourth annual Touch-a-Truck event. The free event will take place rain or shine at the combined safety campus of the Bay Village police and fire departments, 28000-28100 Wolf Road. This event is for kids of all ages.

The Bay Village Police Department, Fire Department and Service Department will be present along with many other public safety service providers and community service organizations. Residents and their children will have the opportunity to meet their police officers, firefighters/paramedics and service department employees and others while exploring the wide range of vehicles. 

In addition to Bay Village equipment, guests may see MetroHealth’s Life Flight land in Cahoon Park during the event, allowing attendees to view the helicopter and talk to the nurses. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau will display their SWAT vehicle, bomb truck, hazmat unit and all their associated equipment. A Bay Schools bus will be available for kids to experience. Visit with K-9 Diego and his handler, Rocky River officer Matt Rodriguez. Visit with members of the Ohio National Guard and their Humvees.

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Volume 10, Issue 16, Posted 8:51 AM, 08.21.2018

Bay Kiwanis sponsors student delegates

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club would like to thank their guest speakers for attending the recent club meeting. The guests were the Bay High School 2018 senior delegates to the Buckeye Girls State and Buckeye Boys State, along with their parents. The student delegates – Sophia Dasko, Katherine Baeppler, Garrett Butler, Jonah Krueger and Benjamin Noren – were sponsored by the Bay Village American Legion and Bay Village Kiwanis Club.

The delegates provided an insightful discussion of their experiences and knowledge gained while attending the multi-day immersion into the operation of a democratic form of government. They learn about the organization of political parties and the relationship between the parties in shaping Ohio government at the local, county and state levels. The non-partisan approach to educate our youth about the government and the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of good citizenship helps prepare them for their future leadership roles in our society.

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Volume 10, Issue 16, Posted 8:48 AM, 08.21.2018

Tour Village Project's building renovation at Sept. 16 open house

So what’s been going on at the Village Project headquarters in Bay Village this summer? Well, besides VP’s multigenerational volunteers continuing to prepare and deliver hundreds of meals each week for its clients, something very special has been happening to the building itself.

Because Village Project’s client base has increased 600 percent since its inception in 2010, the organization decided earlier this year to try to address space limitations in its facility that threatened to prevent further growth and expansion. The space next to its current offices, which formerly housed Thomas & Thomas Photography, became available, and thus was born Project Pillar.

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Volume 10, Issue 16, Posted 8:46 AM, 08.21.2018

Ready for a volunteer opportunity? Join the Women's Board of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

September brings the regrouping of many organizations which have taken a break during the summer. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Women's Board will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Science Center in Bay Village. We always welcome interested persons who would like to join us and learn about our activities which support the Center's mission through service, leadership, community awareness and fundraising.

If you would like to attend and listen to an update of the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center's activities and programs by our Executive Director, Catherine Timko, please join us at noon for social time before our meeting at 12:30 p.m. We will also highlight a few of our planned programs and our annual fundraiser in December, a Clague Playhouse presentation.

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Volume 10, Issue 16, Posted 8:49 AM, 08.21.2018

Veterans invited to Aug. 25 picnic

All veterans and their families are invited to a picnic hosted by theAmerican Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Veterans Association on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Lodge, 695 Cahoon Road. Food will be provided for all vets and family for free. Wash will be provided and there will be raffles and games. All organizations will provide information if interested in joining one of the veterans groups.

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Volume 10, Issue 15, Posted 9:45 AM, 08.07.2018

Bay Music Boosters Door-to Door-Membership Drive: The tradition continues!

Over 1,000 students enroll each year in orchestra, jazz, band, choral and Rockette programs from fourth to 12th grades. Bay Village 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 Monday, Aug. 13, from 5-8 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 15, Posted 9:52 AM, 08.07.2018

Take a peek into the lives of Winston and Clementine Churchill

Again this fall, Case Western Reserve University's Department of Continuing Education is sponsoring a class in Bay Village. These courses are great in that there are no exams, no papers, no credits, hence no stress – just interesting. An opportunity to meet like-minded people, participate in stimulating discussions, and be led by a seasoned professional. And, may I add, ofttimes fun!

The fall session's topic is Winston and Clementine Churchill, two people whose lives had a great impact on the United States and indeed our country yet today. Two new biographies present fresh, contemporary perspectives on Winston and his wife, Clementine, who was indispensable to his life and important to Great Britain. 

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Volume 10, Issue 15, Posted 9:46 AM, 08.07.2018

Third in series of porch talks focuses on Bay Village doctor

The Bay Village Historical Society will host the third session in its series of summer porch talks on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m., at the Osborn Learning Center in Bay Village.

Don and Stephanie Ross will share family memories in, “Remembering Dr. Donal Ross … Bay Village Doctor.” The Ross family has volumes of photos, news articles, awards and activities logged throughout the years.

Admission to the porch talk is free and open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring their own lawn chair. Reuben Osborn Learning Center is located in Cahoon Memorial Park. Phone 440-871-7338 for information.

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Volume 10, Issue 15, Posted 9:51 AM, 08.07.2018

Clear out your clutter for a cause

Find deals and steals while supporting Meals On Wheels

The Bay Village Community Services Department is hosting a fundraiser for Bay Village Meals On Wheels recipients on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Save the date and start putting items aside you’d like to sell or items you would like to donate as you begin your summer cleaning.

We are now taking registrations for table space ($15). Volunteers will be needed to help price and sell for the Community Services Department table, bake for the bake sale, and work in the kitchen. Come, shop and bring your friends!  Everyone can do their part to help.

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Volume 10, Issue 15, Posted 9:54 AM, 08.07.2018

A howling good time at the Rec

The second annual Howl at the Moon Dog Walk on June 28 was a huge success. This event hosted by the Westlake Recreation Center collected supplies and monetary donations benefitting local animal shelters. This year the recipients were the Westlake Animal Shelter, Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter and City Dogs Cleveland. Many local vendors attended the event donating their time and gift baskets for the raffle. And the best part of the evening, the dogs brought their families out for a night of fun and frolicking.

Joining in the fun this year were several local vendors who serve our furry friends and their families. Each vendor donated a gift basket that was raffled off with toys and delicious treats. The dogs and their families loved playing on the agility course. For pets and people on the go, a local pet services company and mobile groomer shared information on services to pamper our furry friends while saving time for busy families. Great tips for keeping our pets safe and healthy during the warm summer months were provided by a Westlake animal hospital.

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Volume 10, Issue 14, Posted 10:02 AM, 07.17.2018

Westlake children enjoy Jewish camp

A Jewish experience is something every Jewish child deserves and should be provided of. A Jewish experience that incorporates fun and games is real treat!

This summer, Chabad of the West Side launched "Camp Gan Israel" – a branch of the largest network of Jewish camps around the world – right here in Westlake. It was a stellar opportunity to teach and engage, imparting meaningful Jewish values to last a lifetime. And of course, a whole load of fun!

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Volume 10, Issue 14, Posted 9:55 AM, 07.17.2018

Spooky sale to haunt Bay Community House on Aug. 4

Believe it or not, the bewitching season of Halloween is just around the corner. At least that is how the members of the Cleveland Haunt Club see it. With that idea in mind they will be hosting the Club’s third annual Haunted Garage Sale and Hearse Cruise on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bay Village Community House located at 303 Cahoon Road.

Yes, Halloween is looming for all of the Halloween fanatics and many a home haunter and professional haunter are cleaning out their attics, garages and basements of previous years' decorations to make room for this year’s Halloween extravaganzas. For the community this is a great opportunity to pick up some amazing spooky decorations, costumes, props, music and so much more at great prices.

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Volume 10, Issue 14, Posted 9:56 AM, 07.17.2018

13 original colonies honored with bell-ringing ceremony

WestShore Lions Dennis Clough and Nan Baker, and 13 patriotic youngsters, participate in the national "Ringing of the Bell" ceremony in recognition of the original 13 colonies on July 4 at Clague Park.

In past years the ceremony was held at Peterson Pool but due to the renovation, the ceremony was held in the park.

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Volume 10, Issue 14, Posted 9:56 AM, 07.17.2018

A successful 2018 Bay Days

Another year and another Bay Days has come and gone. Aided by the Bay High School Key Club, the Bay Village Kiwanis Club transformed hundreds of pounds of spuds into delicious curly fries for the event. The generous donation of potatoes by Bay’s own Jerry Fritz helped make the fundraising event a huge success.

Through the support of area residents attending the event and the volunteer efforts of the Key Club, Bay Kiwanis will be able to continue their mission of changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

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Volume 10, Issue 14, Posted 9:54 AM, 07.17.2018

Antique, Vintage and Craft Show is July 15

The Westlake Historical Society will be hosting the annual Antique, Vintage and Craft Show at the Clague House Museum, 1371 Clague Road, on Sunday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date will be July 22.

This is our largest fundraiser of the year, which supports the Clague Museum’s utility costs, insurance, refreshments and our many programs.

The show will have 25 crafters and about 30 antique dealers. We will have two animal rescue groups (cats and dogs), food booths and refreshments. The museum will be open all day after 10 a.m. We will also have a silent auction with quality items, including a night’s stay at a Crocker Park hotel.

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Volume 10, Issue 13, Posted 9:20 AM, 07.03.2018

Tickets on sale for Westlake Garden Club fall luncheon

Tickets are now available for the Westlake Garden Club’s biennial fundraiser luncheon, Fête des Fleurs. The luncheon will be on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Westwood Country Club. We are very excited to have Jill Koski, CEO of Holden Forests and Gardens (Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Gardens) as speaker at the luncheon.

Jill assumed the role of president and CEO during a period of growth for the organization with all-time highs in attendance and membership.

“Public gardens and arboreta are more important than ever to connect people to the world around them and positively impact the economy, health and wellness, and of course, the environment,” said Koski.

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Volume 10, Issue 13, Posted 9:26 AM, 07.03.2018

Porch talks continue with 'History Meets Design'

“History Meets Design” will be the topic of an outing at the Harvest View Garden in Bay Village on Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. The event is part of the Porch Talk series sponsored by the Bay Village Historical Society.

Hosts Julia and Byron Shutt, owners of Maple Leaf Landscaping, will host a tour and talk about how the historic Sadler Homestead lot became their garden. After purchasing the lot from the landowner after the Sadler home was demolished, the Shutts envisioned developing the land into a lovely garden and wildlife haven.

Tour admission is free. The address is 29737 Lake Road. Parking is available on Florence and Ruth streets. Attendees are urged to bring a lawn chair.

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Volume 10, Issue 13, Posted 9:24 AM, 07.03.2018

Westlake Women’s Club porch socials

The Westlake Women’s Club is holding Summer Porch Socials to promote new membership and discuss the upcoming year. Bonefish Grill’s patio in Crocker Park will be the site of the next get together, on Thursday, July 12.

The Westlake Women’s Club is open to women of all ages in the Westlake area and participates in various service projects such as the Over 90s luncheon, Adopt an Adult, and fundraising through the annual Basket of Treasures to provide scholarships to Westlake students and grants to local nonprofit organizations. There are also monthly meetings with fun and informative programs.

Come join us for a drink and appetizers at 7:00 p.m. and check it out!

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Volume 10, Issue 13, Posted 9:22 AM, 07.03.2018

Herb Guild meeting tackles gardening questions

The July meeting of the Herb Guild Garden Club will be Wednesday, July 11, at Westlake Porter Public Library. The meeting will start at 10 a.m., followed by a presentation by our club members on gardening. If you have any gardening questions, this is the meeting to attend! Our resident experts have had years of experience with herbs, flowers and vegetables. 

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Volume 10, Issue 13, Posted 9:24 AM, 07.03.2018