Community Events

Connecting the family dots

It's the element of surprise, of discovery and a connection to family that makes family history so very exciting. With the accessibility of phones, tablets and helpful apps being developed constantly, family history work is easier than ever before and is available to people of all ages.

One might be surprised who they can find on the family tree in just 10 minutes using their mobile devices – it's now a community of sharable information. Think what one might find in that 10 minutes waiting for a game to start or a doctor appointment. Family members of all ages can build bridges between the past and the future. Teenagers are especially encouraged to use their tech skills in finding branches on their family tree.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 9:55 AM, 04.07.2015

Looking forward to spring with Sea Scout Ship 41

I joined Sea Scouts in the middle of summer after I started classes with Spirit of America. In that program we learned how to drive all types of boats and earned our Ohio State boating license at the end of the class. Every Tuesday during the summertime, weather permitting, from 7-8 p.m. the Sea Scouts go down to Bay Boat Club where we sail Lasers for an hour. 

I enjoy doing this because we have to put all the parts onto the boats and sail off on our own. Some of the days that we are down boating we will pull out the motorboat and go tubing for the evening. During the fall we had an opportunity to try water skiing for a day. I enjoyed going skiing because it was a cool chance to do something that you usually never get to do in your life.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 9:53 AM, 04.07.2015

Bay Village Recreation Summer Preview

It has been a long winter, but warm weather will soon be here! Register now for summer programs. You can enroll in our programs online at www.cityofbayvillage.com. Click on “Parks and Recreation” to get all of the information you need. Registration is also available in person at the Recreation Department office, 400 Bryson Lane. Please call 440-871-6755 with any questions.

Check out some of our upcoming programs and registration deadlines:

BAY VILLAGE AQUATIC CENTER SUMMER POOL MEMBERSHIPS

Early Bird Specials end May 13. Register in person at the Bay Village Recreation office – two proofs of residency required.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 9:58 AM, 04.07.2015

Spring Fling to raise funds for Village Project

Spring is in the air – finally – and it’s time to have some fun and help out a great local cause. Vosh in Lakewood is the place to be on Friday, April 24, for an evening of music, food, beer and fun. Tickets are $75 per person and include two drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres and a donation to Village Project.

Village Project is non-profit organization whose mission is to provide nourishing meals and extended care and service to cancer patients and their families in the local community. Donations from this fundraiser go directly to helping VP continue its work.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 9:48 AM, 04.07.2015

Westlake's annual Easter Egg Hunt set for March 28

Spring is in the air, Easter is fast approaching and both will be celebrated at the Westlake Town Criers' Annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year the event will be held on Saturday, March 28, at the playground in front of the Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd. This is a free event for children age 10 and younger.

Promptly at 1 p.m., children ages 4 to 6 will take off on a scramble for wrapped candy and in search for special eggs that are redeemable for prizes. Another scramble for children ages 7 to 10 will be held in the same area at 1:30 p.m.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 9:58 AM, 03.17.2015

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Bay Village Kiwanians and Bay High Key Clubbers will hold their annual spring pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bay Middle School, 27725 Wolf Road. This year, the Easter Bunny makes an appearance!

The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes, syrup, link sausages, milk, juice and coffee for $6 per person presale, and $7 at the door. Children under age 6 eat for free.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 9:57 AM, 03.17.2015

Westlake's Rain & Garden Show to be held March 28

The City of Westlake and the Westlake Watershed Group will be hosting the fourth annual Rain & Garden Show on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd.

Come discover eco-friendly products and other environmentally green alternatives from our local experts in landscaping, gardening and much more! There will also be kids crafts and door prizes.

Admission to the show is free. For additional information visit the Engineering Department page at www.cityofwestlake.org.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 10:02 AM, 03.17.2015

Habitat for Humanity Donation Drop-off, April 11

It's time for spring cleaning!

Habitat for Humanity Donation Drop-Off
Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bay Village Police Department Parking Lot, 28000 Wolf Road

Donate your usable furniture, building materials, fixtures, tools and yard items! Home pick-up for large items may be arranged by contacting Habitat directly at 216-429-3631.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 10:01 AM, 03.17.2015

Gearing up for Relay for Life of Westshore

We have a lot of big news for Relay this year! First and most important is that the event will be a day event instead of an overnight. The Survivor Brunch will held in the Westlake High School cafeteria at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, with opening ceremonies starting at noon. We will enjoy a day packed with activities ending at 11 p.m. We are thrilled to have Marigolds Catering back to donate lunch to our amazing survivors with goodies after. We will then head over to the Westlake High School track for the Opening Lap.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 9:48 AM, 03.17.2015

Bay Village Community Council springs ahead with fun events

Bay Village Community Council member organizations are springing ahead with a number of exciting, family fun events.

The Village Project is jumping into spring with a Spring Fling fundraiser at Vosh night club in Lakewood on April 24, 5:30-8 p.m. The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, with tickets priced at $75 a person. Visit www.ourvillageproject.com to purchase tickets. A Cancer Car Smash is being held on May 2 in the Bay Village police station parking lot. Join students from area high schools as they take a swing against cancer. One swing ticket is $5, or get three chances for $10. The annual Project Pedal fundraiser is June 13, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with five bicycle routes leaving from Bay Middle School. There will be food trucks, face painting, ice cream and live music. Registration and packet pick up is at Buffalo Wild Wings, 32914 Walker Rd. in Avon Lake on June 11, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Women’s Board has a soup and salad luncheon planned for April 1 at noon at the nature center. There will be a presentation about the center’s wildlife rehabilitation program. Reservations must be in by March 25. Call 440-933-3133. The annual luncheon at the Cleveland Yachting Club is May 5, noon, with tickets priced at $22.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 9:43 AM, 03.17.2015

Bay Village Early Childhood PTA resale event March 28

The Bay Village Early Childhood PTA is gearing up for their annual Spring Kids' Resale on Saturday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to noon at Bay High School, 29230 Wolf Road.

The sale features gently used baby and children’s clothing (sizes newborn to 14/16), baby items, toys and games, books, and large items such as strollers, cribs, high chairs and outdoor play items.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 10:01 AM, 03.17.2015

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Women's Board hosts prospective new member luncheon

The Women's Board of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center invites prospective new members to join us for a Soup/Salad Luncheon on Wednesday, April 1, noon, at the Center, 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village.

An informative and entertaining program is planned for our guests after the luncheon.

Amy LeMonds, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s Director of Wildlife, will speak about the Center’s specialized wildlife programs. She will provide an in-depth look at the wildlife rehabilitation program and an overview of last year’s wildlife intakes.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 9:54 AM, 03.17.2015

'Cahoon in June' seeks vendors for 46th annual event

Spring has finally arrived and family-style summer fun is not far behind.

The 46th annual “Cahoon in June” fine crafts, collectibles and antiques event is seeking vendors to fill Cahoon Memorial Park on June 13 and help make this the biggest and best event in its history. The yearly festival of art, music, food and fun attracts more than 1,500 visitors. Admission to the show, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and parking are free. Vendor spaces are very affordably priced.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 9:54 AM, 03.17.2015

Fun triumphs over freezing temps in SNOBALL Run

Runners and walkers braved chilly temperatures of 21 degrees and falling snow in the third annual Bay Rocket Athletic Boosters SNOBALL 5K Race/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run in Bay Village held on Feb. 21.

Race director Tim Brajdic reported that, in spite of the week of Arctic temperatures and wind chills leading up to the run, Saturday’s event drew an overall registration of 459 entrants, while 315 participants actually braved the conditions on race day. Brajdic estimated that proceeds from this year’s SNOBALL Run and pancake breakfast are more than $3,000.

“We were bound to finally have a February race with cold temperatures,” said Brajdic. "Fortunately, the weather conditions did not hold back the energy and support of the race participants and volunteers – everyone rose to the challenge!”

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 9:41 AM, 03.03.2015

Calling all Westshore high school students

Are you in high school? Are you tired of staring at the four walls of your room night after night? The Westshore Young Leaders has the perfect solution for your wintertime blues!

Join many of your fellow classmates at the fifth annual High School Lock-In at the Westlake Recreation Center on Friday, March 6, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. There promises to be lots of food, fun, prizes, activities, music and games!

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 9:41 AM, 03.03.2015

Bay Village Education Foundation funds video production studio

The Bay Village Education Foundation has announced a special anniversary grant of $35,000 to fund a new video production studio for the Bay Village City Schools.

Plans for the studio include multiple, rolling tripod-mounted video cameras, microphones, a green screen, track lighting, audio and video mixers, computer editing stations and interview sets. While the video studio will be located at Bay High School, it will be a resource available to all teachers in the school district who have projects that lend themselves well to video production.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 10:38 AM, 03.03.2015

Hot Topic Discussion: History and Future of Ohio’s Constitution

The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.) will present a Hot Topic discussion in the school’s Moot Court Room on Wednesday, March 4 at 5 p.m. The one hour lecture, “The History and the Future of the Ohio Constitution,” will be presented by Cleveland-Marshall’s Dean Emeritus, Steven Steinglass, senior policy advisor for the bipartisan Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission.  

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 9:06 AM, 02.17.2015

LWV to host spring forums on municipal, school financing

The Bay Village Chapter of the League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland is pleased to announce three forums on city and school finances this spring. Each forum will feature a panel discussion, followed by questions and answers.

The first forum, History and Trends, will feature David Miller, CWRU Mandel School associate professor and South Euclid City Council president, Bay Village City Finance Director Renee Mahoney, and Bay Village Schools Treasurer Kevin Robertson. The panelists will talk about the history and current state of funding for our schools and city, along with the near-term outlook. Please come Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7:30-9 p.m., in the Bay Middle School cafeteria, 27725 Wolf Road.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 9:49 AM, 02.03.2015

Antiques show highlights quilts

For the past few years the Bay Village Women’s Club Antiques Show has spotlighted specific antique collections. Last year it was trains and this year we will display a number of quilts at our show, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14 and 15, at Bay High School.

Quilts go back many years; they can be found in ancient Egypt. The word quilt comes from the Latin meaning a stuffed sack. The quilt we know is a cloth sandwich with a decorated top, a filler in the middle and another piece of fabric on the back. One of the quilts we will be showing has feed sacks for backing.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 9:43 AM, 02.03.2015

Bay Rockets SNOBALL Run slated for Feb. 21

Saturday, Feb. 21, marks the date of Bay Athletic Boosters’ 2015 SNOBALL 5K Race/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run, with a start and finish at Bay High School, 29230 Wolf Road. The race kicks off at 9 a.m.

“This is our third year for the SNOBALL Run and the race continues to grow," said race chair Tim Brajdic. "Our 2014 event drew more than 800 runners and walkers and was a great family event! The addition of five special awards last year – including first baby in a stroller to cross the finish line and first dog to cross the finish line – truly added to the spirit of the morning."

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 9:45 AM, 02.03.2015

Super book sale at Porter Library

Come to Westlake Porter Public Library for their annual book sale Feb. 5-8. We have a room just for fiction, a special room for children and young adult items, and the large Porter Room will be filled with non-fiction, special-priced books, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, audiobooks, records, and more. This year we have a large selection of children's non-fiction and an assorted collection of Chilton and Mitchell professional car manuals donated from the library collection. 

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 9:44 AM, 02.03.2015

Bay Historical Society program looks at growth of Playhouse Square

[Note: The date of the program appeared incorrectly in the print edition of the Observer. The correct date, as reflected below, is Thursday, Feb. 19.]

“Playhouse Square: Then and Now” will be the focus of the Bay Village Historical Society’s Thursday, Feb. 19, potluck dinner program.

Speaker George McNulty will highlight some exciting moments in the history of Playhouse Square, including how the theaters survived the wrecking ball in the early 1970s to become the largest performing arts center outside of New York City. With its nine theaters offering more than 1,200 performances and events to over a million guests annually, Playhouse Square now outdraws Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Houston.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 9:48 AM, 02.03.2015

Bay Community Council groups begin year with a flurry of activity

Bay Village community organizations are kicking off the new year with a flurry of activities. Members of the Bay Village Community Council met recently to discuss late winter and spring happenings.

The meeting was preceded by the selection of the Citizen of the Year and the Project of the Year. The Citizens of the Year are Eric and Cynthia Eakin. The Project of the Year is the Bay Fireworks Fund. A reception will be held on March 8, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Village Project headquarters on West Oviatt Road.

The Bay Village branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library has some exciting programs planned for youngsters and adults. Madelyn Sanders from Women in History will portray Elizabeth Keckley, best friend to Mary Todd Lincoln, on Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Join Harold George on Feb. 16, 7 p.m., for a photographic trip to the railroad depots visited by President Abraham Lincoln. Local author Laura Peskin will talk about the history of Cleveland on Feb. 26, 7 p.m., spanning the time from the last ice age to the financial depression of 1893. Children in grades three and four can enjoy cookies and discuss a good book on Feb. 19, 4 p.m. Copies of the book will be available in the weeks prior to the discussion. The downloadables assistance program continues every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 9:49 AM, 02.03.2015

Exploring your roots with genealogical resources

Are you looking for an escape from Northeast Ohio’s cold and blustery winter weather? Consider traveling to warm and friendly Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, where members of Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, in partnership with the library, are offering their time and talents to help others who are researching their family history.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 9:41 AM, 02.03.2015

Annual book sale at Porter Library Feb. 5-8

The Friends of Porter Public Library will be having their Annual Book Sale on Feb. 5-8 with a preview night for members of Friends on Feb. 4 from 4-7 p.m. Memberships will be available at that time. 

Regular sale days will be Thursday, Feb. 5, and Friday, Feb. 6. The half-price sale will be on Saturday, Feb. 7, and the $2 Bag Sale will be Sunday, Feb. 8. No special priced books will be available at the Bag Sale.

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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 9:56 AM, 01.20.2015

Saint Bernadette School to host open house

Saint Bernadette School in Westlake will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saint Bernadette School educates grades pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade children in faith and academics. Tours will be given of our 25-acre campus, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art computer lab, large plentiful library/media center, beautiful new gym, art studio, science lab, brand-new preschool, new playground, baseball and football fields and so much more!

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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 9:57 AM, 01.20.2015

Bay Village Education Foundation to hold annual 'Creating Opportunities' event

The BVEF is ready to set the stage for the finest fundraising event of the year for the Bay schools. Each year, the foundation hosts their “Creating Opportunities” event at Arrabiata’s Italian Restaurant in Bay Village to assist in the funding of annual grant awards. The grants are awarded to teachers in the district that are searching for the means to give wings to their various meaningful, innovative or creative classroom ideas.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 9:44 AM, 01.06.2015

Bay community groups ring in the season with holiday events

The members of the Bay Village Community Council met recently to discuss upcoming events in the city. The council is made up of representatives from various community organizations. The following is a summary of the November meeting discussion.

The Bay Village branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library is hosting several holiday programs. Ring in the season with the Garfield Memorial UMC Handbell Choir on Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to “Elf Training” on Dec. 13, 11 a.m. A “Make ‘n Take Snowman Craft” will be featured in the children’s storytime room on Dec. 15 through Dec. 20, during regular library hours. Phone 440-871-6392 for program registration or information.

The Bay Village Women’s Club 46th annual Antique Show is Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 at Bay High School. Interested dealers can contact Nancy Trainer at 440-334-7539 or visit www.baywomensclub.org. Bay Village afghans, cookbooks, miniature house and playing cards are available as holiday gifts. Purchases support the club’s many civic contributions and scholarships for Bay High seniors.

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Volume 6, Issue 25, Posted 9:46 AM, 12.09.2014

Santa Claus to make pre-Christmas stop in Bay Village on Dec. 7

Although this is a very busy time of the year for him, Santa Claus will spend an afternoon with good boys and girls in a visit to Bay Village on Sunday, Dec. 7. The jolly old elf will be touring the city aboard a fire truck that day, departing at 1:30 p.m. from the Bay Lodge, and will be greeting friends afterwards at the Bay Village Community House, 303 Cahoon Road, in Cahoon Memorial Park.

Santa’s route will be Ashton Lane, Lincoln Road, Knickerbocker Road, West Oviatt Road, Dover Center Road, Osborn Road, Parkside Drive, Huntmere Drive, Osborn Road, Bayfair Drive, East Oakland Road, Fordham Parkway and Wolf Road.

Santa will arrive at the Community House around 2:30 p.m., and will greet friends there until 3:30. The festivities will also include community groups offering holiday items and complimentary refreshments, as well as a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Tom Meyrose, director of Huntington Playhouse. Local choirs and choral groups are expected to participate.

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Volume 6, Issue 24, Posted 9:31 AM, 11.25.2014

Worldwide Candle Lighting remembers children with hope

On the second Sunday in December, people around the globe gather to light candles to remember children that have died too soon. This mass candle lighting, now in its 18th year, begins in New Zealand and encircles the globe with light as it passes through each time zone to honor the memory of children. The event is sponsored by the Compassionate Friends whose mission is to support families after a child has died.

There will be a local Worldwide Candle Lighting site at Westlake United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in which we will remember children, grandchildren and siblings with music, inspirational readings and messages of hope. At 7 p.m., all are invited to light candles to join the circle of light honoring those who were the light of so many lives.

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Volume 6, Issue 24, Posted 9:43 AM, 11.25.2014

Bay Village Kiwanis Club to sell Christmas trees

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The Bay Village Kiwanis Club will soon be setting up its annual Christmas tree sale at the Cahoon Park Gazebo, ready to start selling trees the day after Thanksgiving – Friday, Nov. 28.

Three Christmas tree varietals will be available, including Fraser Firs, Douglas Firs and Colorado Blue Spruces. Tree sizes range from 6-10 feet tall. Prices range from $40-100, depending on size and type. Cash or check is accepted – no credit cards. Delivery is available for a donation.

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Volume 6, Issue 24, Posted 10:09 AM, 11.25.2014

A special holiday shop just for children

Bring your children to a unique holiday shopping event designed especially for them! Stop by the Bay Village Early Childhood PTA's Santa Shop on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is located at Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road, at the corner of Bassett and Lake roads.

Santa’s elves will help your children select gifts for mom, dad, grandparents, siblings, teachers and even pets. Featuring a wide variety of gifts priced under $5, with gift wrapping and tagging included! Parents can enjoy a cup of coffee and tempting treats at Santa’s Sweet Shop, while their little ones shop.

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Volume 6, Issue 24, Posted 10:05 AM, 11.25.2014

BAYarts Trunk Show Dec. 11

BAYarts' annual Trunk Show on Thursday, Dec. 11, 7-9 p.m., is an opportunity to enjoy a festive night out while doing some cozy shopping this December. 

You can support NE Ohio by shopping small for original holiday gifts at the event. Displays from local artisans will be beautifully set up to highlight their creative wares. Items will include specialty handmade soaps, hand-stamped and sea glass jewelry, silk scarves, and much more.

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Volume 6, Issue 24, Posted 9:56 AM, 11.25.2014

Upcoming events at the Dwyer Senior Center

Seniors, come join us at the Dwyer Center for the many fun and interesting activities we have planned in December:

Therapy Dog Demonstration – Monday, Dec. 1 (10 a.m.) – Tails will be wagging at the Dwyer Center! Christine Spaetzel will bring her therapy dog, Tikka, and explain how therapy and crisis response dogs are chosen, tests they must pass and the comfort and support they provide to those in need. RSVP: 835-6565.

Trip to The Cleveland Sight Center –Tuesday, Dec. 2 (9:45 a.m.) – Tour the second largest sight center in the country right here in Cleveland. Group departs from the Dwyer Center. Space is limited; cost is $15 for transportation. Lunch on your own at Sweet Melissa’s on the return trip. Call 835-6565 to register.

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Volume 6, Issue 24, Posted 10:04 AM, 11.25.2014

Santa Claus is coming to town

Ho Ho Ho! Who’s that jolly old elf at the front door? Could it really be Santa arriving at your home to visit your child in the comfort of your own living room?

Santa Rings is back! The Village Project is in the process of arranging Santa’s guest appearances in Bay Village, Avon Lake and Rocky River on December 9, 10, 11, 16 and 18 during the hours of 6-8:30 p.m. each evening.

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Volume 6, Issue 24, Posted 10:05 AM, 11.25.2014

Bay Village Education Foundation awards annual grants to teachers and schools

Each year, Bay Village educators have the opportunity to submit requests for instructional support and enrichment materials that intend to have a significant impact in students' learning for years to come throughout the Bay Village School District. The Bay Village Education Foundation annually contributes to these meaningful and thoughtful requests with funds from contributions and fundraisers, awarding these educators the opportunity to strengthen and add innovative ideas into students’ daily learning experiences.

The Bay Village Education Foundation lends a helping hand to those teachers and staff that desire a little something extra each year, such as to initiate a revolutionary idea, gather more purposeful and helpful supplies, or to try using new equipment with their students to innovate learning. Those, of course, are just to name a few examples of the possibilities.

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Volume 6, Issue 24, Posted 9:38 AM, 11.25.2014

Troop 41 in Bay Village honor two new Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 41 of Bay Village presented Eagle Scout awards to two Boy Scouts at an Oct. 5 ceremony at Bethesda-on-the-Bay Lutheran Church. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in scouting. The recipients were Dillon Christian Slaman Forsythe and Brogan Ross MacMillan, both of Bay Village.

Nationally, only about 4 percent of scouts achieve Eagle Scout rank. An Eagle Scout must satisfy criteria including a minimum of 21 merit badges, of which 12 are required; demonstration of leadership positions in the troop planning and implementation of an Eagle service project; character references with at least five letters of recommendation, and the approval of a district-level Eagle Board of Review.

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Volume 6, Issue 23, Posted 9:58 AM, 11.11.2014

Make holiday decorations in Greening of Bay workshops

Once again the Bay Village Garden Club is presenting a hands-on workshop for the holidays. The 32nd annual Greening of Bay will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 4 at Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road.

Please join us to create the perfect holiday decoration for your home or to give as a gift. You will receive a kit brimming with fresh greens and decorations. There are four new designs to choose from this year: a centerpiece, wreath and boxwood tree, all at $30; or a very large outdoor arrangement at $45. There is a discount for choosing multiple projects.

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Volume 6, Issue 23, Posted 9:54 AM, 11.11.2014

Bay Historical Society celebrates 'Ohio's Unsung Heroines'

Hear the stories of “Ohio’s Unsung Heroines” at the Thursday, Nov. 20, meeting of the Bay Village Historical Society.

The gripping presentation will highlight the endeavors of women during the Civil War. Told from a woman’s perspective, the program will include riveting stories of female spies, soldiers, doctors, nurses, abolitionists, wives and mothers. Civil war memorabilia will be on display and there will be visits by special guests from the period.

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Volume 6, Issue 23, Posted 9:53 AM, 11.11.2014

Welcome to the new Relay for Life of Westshore

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is a community event held in cities all across the United States. Relay for Life is a fundraising event where 100 percent of the money goes directly to research, programs for patients and caregivers. Fundraising takes place all year long with online donations, fundraising events and participants raising money from friends and family. The Relay is the icing on the cake with this great event. We encourage you to donate online if you are unable to commit to the actual event.

We are excited to announce some changes to our local Relay this year and hope that it will be bigger and better than ever. Our first BIG change is that Relay will no longer be an overnight event. We have learned from years of practice how very hard it is to commit to an overnight event.

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Volume 6, Issue 23, Posted 9:47 AM, 11.11.2014