Community Service

Jewish Passover celebration in Westlake

The Chabad Jewish Center in Westlake is all ready for this spring’s Passover celebration. The center will be hosting two community Passover Seders, the traditional meal that marks the holiday since the Exodus of the Israelites from ancient Egypt some 3,328 years ago.

Passover is not only about celebrating the freedom of our ancestors. The holiday reminds us that we too can break free of our own self-imposed struggles and grow to be better human beings.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 10:06 AM, 04.05.2016

Bay soccer gear round-up

Ready to clean out your dresser drawers, closets and garage? Bay Village is hosting a soccer gear roundup from April 23 through May 8. Members of the Bay Soccer Club and Bay Presbyterian Church have joined forces to collect used soccer items to support the work of Ambassadors Football International, a 25-year-old international soccer ministry headquartered in Twinsburg, Ohio. Ambassadors missionaries will then distribute the gear to needy youths overseas.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 10:06 AM, 04.05.2016

Panel of experts to offer free advice on planning for life’s journey on April 17

Residents of Westlake, Bay Village and the surrounding West Shore communities are invited to a free community event, “Safe Passages: Life is a Journey. Are You Prepared?,” on Sunday, April 17, 1-2 p.m. at the Olmsted Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5050 Porter Road, North Olmsted (registration opens at 12:30 p.m.). The event is secular, open to all faiths and to the community at large.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 10:11 AM, 04.05.2016

Westlake Kiwanis hosts Builders Club

At a recent meeting, the Westlake Kiwanis hosted one of their service leadership programs, the Lee Burneson Builders Club. Builders Club advisor Cassandra Persia, club president Lauren Havelka and vice president Vincent Corrado shared with Kiwanians some of the things the club has been doing.

Ms. Persia was so excited about the group of Builders Club members she has. She says they are eager and excited to be part of Kiwanis and she has new students asking everyday if they can join. They currently have 26 members. She is especially proud of Lauren and Vincent, who are go-getters and born leaders.

Both Lauren and Vincent spoke about themselves and related some of the projects Builders Club has completed and plans for upcoming projects.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:02 AM, 03.15.2016

Big changes start with small differences

Third-graders at Dover Elementary recently were assigned a project which asked them to find ways to be a good citizen. The students were asked to identify a problem in the community, develop a solution and work for a month to implement their plan.

The results were amazing. It was fascinating to see how they worked to find a solution to the problems they identified. They didn’t point fingers or blame anyone for these problems but worked hard to implement a solution and make a change. They worked in so many ways: collecting food, clothes and blankets; a conscientization campaign about illness; recycling cans and glasses; helping people in the supermarket and a nursing home; selling things to raise money and donate for a good cause; and bringing cookies to the police station. Every single effort counted.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 9:38 AM, 03.01.2016

Success for The Seven Doughnuts!

On Feb. 12 The Seven Doughnuts team delivered 112 cancer care packages for children at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital! The Seven Doughnuts is a fifth-grade Destination Imagination Team from Bay Middle School. We exceeded our goal of 50 packages with your help!

We collected 120 pairs of socks, 100 hats (50 from Bay Village alumni), 120 coloring books, 110 crayon boxes, 120 crafts, 75 lotions, 70 stuffed animals, 205 chapsticks, 190 tissue packs and 50 bags of hard candies. We also received a large donation of Bonne Bell Lip Smackers.

We had 56 girl packages and 56 boy packages. Each care package had 10 items. We even had some leftover donations that we donated to the cancer floor. The used items we received we donated to Providence House.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 9:35 AM, 03.01.2016

Aktion Club spreads love

The Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club spent the Satuday before Valentine's Day spreading love by delivering more than 150 valentines to residents of the Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve in Westlake. The group recieved many smiles and hugs when they delivered to the cards to the residents in their rooms.

Aktion Club is a Kiwanis Service Club for individuals living with disabilities 18 years of age or older. If you or someone you know meets this criteria and would like to join the Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club please contact Vic Rutkoski at 216-433-1759.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 9:29 AM, 03.01.2016

Far West Center offers mental health services for HIV/AIDS patients

Far West Center has received a Ryan White grant from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to provide outpatient mental health services for eligible persons with HIV/AIDS living in Cuyahoga or Lorain counties. The psychological and emotional impact of HIV/AIDS can be overwhelming. Often, the diagnosis itself triggers a host of mental health problems that worsen symptoms of the illness itself.

Far West Center is an experienced provider of specialized mental health services, including the care of persons living with HIV/AIDS. Outpatient services include evaluation, counseling, psychiatric care, medication, case management, and recovery support sessions. Located on the St. John Medical Center campus, as well as in Amherst, Far West Center is able to provide these services conveniently “under one roof.”

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 9:39 AM, 03.01.2016

AARP safe driving class March 9 at Dwyer Center

The AARP Smart Driver Course will be offered at the Bay Village Dwyer Memorial Senior Center on Wednesday, March 9, from noon to 4 p.m. This class covers defensive driving techniques and the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with aging. 

The course also provides practical techniques for adjusting to these changes to ensure the driver’s own safety and that of others on the road. During the course, participants learn about current rules of the road and how to operate their vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. 

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 9:55 AM, 02.16.2016

Aktion Club delivers valentines

The Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club made valentines on Jan. 31 to deliver to a local nursing home on Valentine's Day. Pat Catan’s in Westlake provided a room and supplies for the valentine-making project.

Everyone had a great time and the turnout was great with 13 members, two advisors and 13 parents or caregivers. The valentines were delivered to the Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve in Westlake.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 9:28 AM, 02.16.2016

BHS students volunteer at Homeless Stand Down event

Cleveland winters can be tough, but can you imagine what they would be like without a warm place to call home or clothes to keep you comfortable in the frigid temperatures? This is the reality for the homeless in Cleveland this winter. In an effort to help, some students from Bay High School volunteered at the Homeless Stand Down event on Jan. 23 at Public Hall.

The Homeless Stand Down event is run by an organization called Hands On Northeast Ohio that connects volunteers to opportunities near them. The Bay High School Student Council has been participating in the Homeless Stand Down event for many years. At the event, the student volunteers either helped in the kids area or in the distribution center. The volunteers in the kids area watched the children while their parents were picking out clothing for the whole family with the help of those students in the distribution area. Through this experience the volunteers gained insight into the magnitude of homelessness here in Cleveland.

Molly Harkness, a junior at Bay High School said, “It was an eye-opening experience. You get to meet many interesting people who you wouldn’t likely see in Bay Village. And I had tons of fun!”

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 9:51 AM, 02.02.2016

Guiding Eyes pups keep retired WPD officer busy

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to raise puppies with a purpose. That purpose is to help people with vision impairments lead an active life not limited by their lack of vision.

When I retired from the Westlake Police Department in 2014, many people asked what I would do next. I had no idea and started out just enjoying my time off. While I was still working, my wife and I were always involved with rescue groups. We have had 32 foster dogs, mostly Golden Retrievers rescued by Golden Retrievers in Need (GRIN). Upon my retirement from the police department we began looking into other ways to help, not only the animals but people as well. We had looked into the Guiding Eyes organization previously but with both of us working it didn’t seem like the right time. Once I retired time was not a problem.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 9:49 AM, 02.02.2016

We care for cancer, how about you!

Well do you? The Seven Doughnuts, a fifth-grade Destination Imagination team, is having a collection for children at Rainbow Babies And Children’s Hospital. The collection is going on now through Feb. 5 at all Bay Village Schools and the Bay Village Library. This team of fifth-graders is planning to make Cancer Care Packages, but we can’t do that without your help! These are some of the items we are looking to collect:

  • Fuzzy kids socks
  • Hats, ball caps and winter hats
  • Hard candies
  • Chapsticks
  • Lotions
  • Coloring books and crayons
  • Small craft items
  • Small stuffed animals

Please do not forget, the things you donate have to be NEW items because there might be germs on old things. Thank you very much for your help!

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 9:51 AM, 02.02.2016

Kade Waffen earns Eagle Scout Rank

Kade Waffen, Bay Village Troop 41, earned the Eagle Scout Rank on Jan. 11. Kade becomes the Troop's 145th Eagle Scout since 1964. He is the son of Chad and Nicole Waffen.

For his Eagle service project, Kade's team installed benches and decorative coverings at The Village Project offices on West Oviatt Road. Visit troop41.wordpress.com for more information about Troop 41.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 9:57 AM, 02.02.2016

Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club goes to the dogs

The Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club's latest service project involved collecting items for a local animal shelter. The club has been collecting various items such as towels, blankets, dog food, dog toys, shampoo, paper towels, collars, pulls and various other dog-related items. They also are making dog pulls by braiding used T-shirts.

Everyone is excited about this project and hope to have it as a continuing service project, donating these items to local shelters and rescue groups. They delivered their first donation to the Lorain County Animal Shelter. Aktion Club is open to individuals with a disability 18 years of age and older.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 9:48 AM, 02.02.2016

Roll up your sleeves to stop hunger now!

After a season of overeating and feasting, it’s important to be reminded that one in every nine people on our planet still go to bed hungry each night. According to the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, hunger kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. It’s also important to be reminded that we can do something about world hunger.

Stop Hunger Now is an organization whose mission is to end world hunger and they approach it by engaging local communities in packing individual, nutritionally dense, grain-based meals. Just 29 cents buys a meal! Meals are packed assembly-line fashion and 50 people spending two hours can pack 10,000 meals. These meals are shipped to the neediest places in the world with in-country partners in 71 countries. Volunteers at Stop Hunger Now events can engage in the effort to end hunger while participating in a fun, hands-on and rewarding experience for anyone of any age.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 9:52 AM, 01.05.2016

Funding available for Bay Village projects

Trustees of The Bay Village Foundation announced that the foundation is accepting grant requests for specific projects of local civic and non-profit organizations. Applications are due by Feb. 29, 2016. Awards will be announced on May 30 at the foundation’s Memorial Day celebration. Awards may range from $500-$5,000.

The Bay Village Foundation is primarily interested in capital projects that improve the quality of life in Bay Village. Projects must be responsive to community needs. Support for programs may also be considered. Reporting requirements from previous awards may be requested before the Foundation will consider a subsequent funding application.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 10:03 AM, 01.05.2016

Women's Board announces upcoming meeting topics

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities for 2016? Please come and join the Women's Board of the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center at our monthly meetings, held the first Wednesday of each month at the Center. Social time begins at noon with a 12:30 p.m. meeting time. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, we will be finalizing plans for our Fireside Party for members and guests to be held Saturday, Jan. 23.

Women's Board is a volunteer organization with a rich history. Begun in 1954, members have a diversity of skills, experiences and talents. We support the Center and its mission through service, leadership, community awareness and fundraising.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 10:00 AM, 01.05.2016

The gift of warmth

The Westshore Young Leaders' annual holiday celebration meeting took on new significance as the teens made no-sew fleece scarves for children living in the OhioGuidestone Residential Treatment Campus at the Berea Children's Home. The young leaders cut, frayed and placed beads on each scarf. A special touch was added with a “Made with love especially for YOU” sticker that was placed carefully for the recipient to see. 

The students felt excited to be able to make something to give to another teen during the holiday season. OhioGuidestone and the Westshore Young Leaders are looking to coordinate on future interactive projects in the upcoming year.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 9:59 AM, 01.05.2016

Aktion Club spreads holiday joy

The Westlake Kiwanis Aktion decorated jelly and jam jars in December as one of their community projects. They were donated to Westlake Meals On Wheels, who distributed the decorated jars as gifts with meals being delivered during Christmas week.

Aktion Club is a Kiwanis Service Club for individuals living with disabilities 18 years of age or older. If you or someone you know meets this criteria and would like to join the Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club please contact Vic Rutkoski at 216-433-1759.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 10:11 AM, 01.05.2016

Kiwanis adapt toys for disabled just in time For Christmas

The Westlake Kiwanis held a RePlay for Kids project on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Westlake Porter Public Library. Twelve members and three guests volunteered their time to work on the toys.

They adapted the toys so they can be used by children with disabilities. It involves taking the toys apart and installing switches which can be used to make the toys operate in various ways, such as blowing into a tube or touching with the side of a head. They managed to complete a 30 toys which is the most they have ever done. As usual, Natalie Wardega, director of operations for RePlay for Kids, led the group.

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Volume 7, Issue 24, Posted 9:38 AM, 12.15.2015

Community donates funds for new bike for dog rescuer

Four months ago, I rescued an abandoned little poodle in Cahoon Park in Bay Village, and in the process the bike that my grandfather passed down to me was stolen. However, from that experience I gained a best friend and I regret nothing.

After I found the dog, I wrote an article about it for the Observer and was interviewed for a television news story in the hopes of finding her owner. However, no one claimed her. After a time, we decided to keep her, and she is a great addition to our family.

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Volume 7, Issue 24, Posted 9:40 AM, 12.15.2015

Bay Village Foundation mails annual appeal

A letter has been sent to every family in Bay Village asking each household to make a donation this year, no matter how large or how small, to demonstrate support for the many projects being planned for the village. As we welcome our new president, Alan Paulus, we have a renewed energy to build the foundation into an endowment that matches and exceeds our dreams for The Bay Village Foundation.

A portion of every dollar contributed, as well as the interest earned on the money contributed and maintained in the endowment fund, is spent wholly in Bay Village for private, not-for-profit projects. The Bay Village Foundation was founded in 1995 and officially designated as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation.

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Volume 7, Issue 24, Posted 9:40 AM, 12.15.2015

Kiwanis Aktion Club visits with Santa

The Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club held their December meeting at River's Edge in Cleveland. After their meeting and meal they decorated jelly jars to be distributed with meals by Meals on Wheels on Christmas. The Aktion Club was lucky enough to be visited by Santa Claus and his helpful elf, played by Westlake Kiwanian Rick Grane. The Aktion Club members visited with Santa and his elf, receiving special gifts while relating their Christmas wishes to Santa.

Kiwanis Aktion Club is a community service group for adult citizens who live with a disability. If you or someone you know is interested in joining Aktion Club please contact Vic Rutkoski at 216-410-3486 or v.196.pur@roadrunner.com.

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Volume 7, Issue 24, Posted 9:37 AM, 12.15.2015

Nominations due for Bay Village citizen, project of the year

The Bay Village Community Council is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Bay Village Citizen of the Year and Project of the Year. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, Jan. 8, and selections will be announced by the Community Council soon afterwards.

Although nominations for Project of the Year are being accepted, this award is not intended to be an annual designation. Special projects will be considered based on community impact and the involvement of volunteers and organizations. Citizen of the year nominees, either individual or couple, must be Bay Village residents that have provided significant community service without monetary reward.

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Volume 7, Issue 23, Posted 10:02 AM, 12.01.2015

Bay Men's Club members aid neighbors

Members of the Bay Men’s Club turned out on a recent Saturday morning to help their fellow citizens by raking leaves and cleaning the yards of a number of deserving residents, many of them seniors and disabled.

Participants included Chris Edelman, Iggy Gannon, John Underation, Peter Gierosky, Dick Majewski, Dwight Clark, Mark Vinick, Doug Gertz, Steve Ernst, Dave Sanson, Dan Gallagher, Mike Shaffer and Eric Eakin.

“We are glad to help out any way we can,” BMC President Jon Lang said. “It’s a great opportunity to assist those who can use our help.”

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Volume 7, Issue 23, Posted 9:54 AM, 12.01.2015

Westlake Kiwanis end November busier than usual

The Westlake Kiwanis, always a busy organization, were busier than usual at the end of November. The Kiwanis and their Westlake Kiwanis Key Club raked and cleaned up 16 senior citizens' lawns. The Kiwanis also donated money for Thanksgiving Baskets for the less fortunate and helped distribute the baskets at the Westlake Community Center. They finished up the month delivering "Meals on Wheels" on Thanksgiving Day, giving the regular drivers a chance to be home with their families. All these projects were in addition to their usual sponsorship of Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids and Aktion Club.

Please consider becoming a Westlake Kiwanian. If you would like to join an active volunteer group and give back to your community on many worthwhile projects, please contact George Christ at 440-871-3980 or gchrist44140@yahoo.com.

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Volume 7, Issue 23, Posted 9:53 AM, 12.01.2015

Westlake Kiwanis to hold holiday poinsettia sale

The Kiwanis Club of Westlake will be selling locally grown poinsettia plants just in time for the holiday season. The 6.5-inch potted plants make a beautiful home decoration or gifts for friends, neighbors or co-workers. They brighten the holidays and last long after the tree is down and the decorations are put away. 

The cost is $10 per plant and funds help support the community projects of the club like holiday meals for the needy, scholarships for Lakeshore Day Camp, West Shore YMCA's Learn to Swim Program, Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics, Key Club, Builders Club, and the Memorial Day Parade, to name a few.

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Volume 7, Issue 22, Posted 9:10 AM, 11.17.2015

Local group ramps up emergency communication for residents

You probably remember what life was like three years ago, during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. You might also remember that a group called BayComm came into existence just six months prior, giving local residents the ability to communicate with each other via two-way radio, when power and other forms of communication were down. It was established on the premise that “communication” is the single most important thing to have during a disaster.

In an emergency, when police are talking with fire, and fire is talking with the service crew, who do residents have to talk with when phones, internet and power are out?

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Volume 7, Issue 22, Posted 9:20 AM, 11.17.2015

Many hands make light work of Project Leaf

On Nov. 7, a picture-perfect fall day in Bay Village, 178 people contributed their time and energy to rake the yards of 55 homes in exchange for donations for Village Project. The exuberance of the volunteers combined with the generosity of the homeowners resulted in Village Project earning $2,500 in donations, which will help it continue its work of providing nourishing meals and extended care and service to local residents who are experiencing cancer. Much gratitude goes out to everyone involved in Project Leaf. 

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Volume 7, Issue 22, Posted 9:17 AM, 11.17.2015

One child, one community at a time

When I was in my prime, women couldn’t belong to the 100-year-old Kiwanis  Club. In the mid-1980s, the organization changed and women were encouraged to join and to bring their spouses with them. Lately, it is becoming a husband-and-wife commitment. I recently spoke with Linda Potter, who is an active member of the Bay Village club with her husband, Jim. Linda said that husband-and-wife teams will be the future of Kiwanis.

Linda and Jim are the first couple to join the local group. She wants to encourage other couples to do the same. She loves to have the pleasure of giving back to the community by working side-by-side with Jim on a project. The Bay Village Kiwanis has 44 members, seven of which are women.

In my experience, no matter what community project is announced, the Kiwanis Club steps up to help. In 2014 alone they donated to the Bay Village Foundation Clock Repair fund, Cahoon Park exercise equipment and Play in Bay. They also sponsor scholarships and the Key Club at the high school.

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Volume 7, Issue 22, Posted 9:23 AM, 11.17.2015

Village Project garage gets a makeover

For over 10 years, Lowe’s has offered a volunteer program through their stores called Lowe’s Heroes. The program encourages employees in a location to team together, adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization or K–12 public school and make a difference.

The Village Project’s headquarters in Bay Village is the grateful recipient of a recent Lowe’s Heroes project carried out by a team of employees from the Lowe’s of Rocky River under the direction of store manager, Ryco Crawford.

The employees gave the garage at the headquarters building a sparkling new makeover, including repairing, painting and sealing the floor, painting the walls, installing new lighting, replacing shelving and supplying racks for tools and ladders.

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Volume 7, Issue 22, Posted 9:17 AM, 11.17.2015

BVFD serves up pizza with side of safety

Bay Village firefighters visited five Bay Village homes during the week of Oct. 4-10 to deliver pizzas and promote fire safety. The Bay Village Fire Department partnered with Westlake restaurant, Pizza By Robert, which provided the pizza orders for free to the first Bay Village customer each day.

Owner Rob Kess was delighted to be part of the effort. “We love our customers, and we love our firefighters,” said Kess, “and I am very proud to be a part of making our community a safer place to live.”

As part of National Fire Prevention Week, the program raises awareness about the need for smoke detectors, emergency exit plans for homes, and fire safety in general.

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Volume 7, Issue 21, Posted 10:03 AM, 11.03.2015

Village Bicycle program donates the gift of transportation to those in need

On a bright, crisp October day, Village Bicycle Cooperative donated 28 refurbished bicycles with new locks and lights to the Salvation Army on West 125th Street and Lorain Road in Cleveland as part of VBC's Fix-It-Forward program. After talking with Captain J.R. Fritsch, corps officer at the Salvation Army,  I learned that many adults cannot afford bus passes and these bikes will provide the necessary transportation to their jobs, education, medical attention and other resources. For children, the bikes will provide them with exercise, transportation to school and other fun activities.  

I was lucky to be there and see VBC donate a bright blue Huffy bike to a very happy Joanne Helmich, a cafeteria worker at Salvation Army. To think that this program can impact an adult or a child’s life is impressive. Do you remember your first bike? I remember my joy at receiving my aunt’s bike when I was 13! That is when I learned to ride and I am thankful that she gave me the bike. It definitely opened up the neighborhood for more adventures!

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Volume 7, Issue 21, Posted 10:11 AM, 11.03.2015

Bay Legion to celebrate Veterans Day with flag retirement

The Bay Village American Legion Post 385 will be retiring American flags on Friday, Nov. 13, prior to their monthly meeting as part of their Veterans Day celebration.

Citizens with old, faded or torn flags may bring them to the Post Home at 695 Cahoon Road, Westlake, just north of the White Oaks Restaurant. Flags can be placed in the red, white and blue box next to the door of the Post Home.

Flags will be retired with full military honors based on the U.S. Flag Code. The flags are unfolded and placed on a long table. They are first inspected by the 2nd Vice Commander, then by the 1st Vice commander. After these inspections, the Commander determines that the flags have served their intended purpose and can then be retired. He then relates the history and use of the U.S. flag.

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Volume 7, Issue 21, Posted 10:05 AM, 11.03.2015

Veterans to be honored at chamber luncheon

The Power of More chambers will offer a Veterans Day joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the 100th Bomb Group Restaurant.  All chamber members who are veterans will receive a complimentary lunch as well as be part of an awards ceremony offered by the Hospice of the Western Reserve. 

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Volume 7, Issue 21, Posted 10:07 AM, 11.03.2015

Project Leaf is back

Autumn is such a spectacular season in leafy Bay Village, and we’re certainly enjoying the peak of its glorious colors right now. But even as we enjoy the beauty, we can’t help but notice that those falling leaves are beginning to pile up in yards around town. Project Leaf to the rescue! For the third year in a row, Village Project is offering to rake leaves for local residents and make their fall season a little less back-breaking in exchange for donations to help the organization continue its work. 

Project Leaf will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 1-5 p.m. for homes in Bay Village only. The rain date will be Nov. 8. Suggested donations are $40 and up, with donations in excess of $40 qualifying as tax deductible. Donations will be collected by volunteers when the raking has been completed. Sign up today for your yard to be included.

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Volume 7, Issue 20, Posted 10:08 AM, 10.20.2015

Rotary Club of Westlake-Bay Village to host 2 fall fundraisers

Supporting community and worldwide programs, the Rotary Club of Westlake-Bay Village has two upcoming events to help raise funds and awareness of the benefits of being a Rotarian.

On Oct. 14, the 20th annual Golf Outing & Clam Bake will be held at Legacy Golf Course in Avon Lake. Enjoy a day of lunch, golf and a clam bake. Even if you don’t golf, consider sponsoring a hole, a donation or join us at 6 p.m. for a great clam bake. All proceeds benefit local scholarships and charities. Please contact Gary DiLillo at gary@avptc.com or Jim Strunk at jstrunkcpa@oh.rr.com.

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Volume 7, Issue 19, Posted 8:57 AM, 10.06.2015

Holiday Caring and Sharing Program helps Bay Village families in need

The Bay Village Holiday Caring and Sharing Program was created to help Bay families in need at the holidays. Families with children age 18 and younger may qualify for our Adopt a Family program, and receive gifts for the children that may not otherwise be possible that year. A holiday food pantry is also available to those Bay Village residents who qualify.

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Volume 7, Issue 19, Posted 8:49 AM, 10.06.2015

WECPTA to host preschool fair

Westlake Early Childhood PTA has taken the hassle out of preschool selection with its annual free Preschool Education Fair. You will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from preschools in surrounding communities including Westlake, Bay Village, Avon, Rocky River and North Olmsted. Attendees will be able to speak directly with the preschool staff and pick up information on area programs.  

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Volume 7, Issue 19, Posted 8:52 AM, 10.06.2015