Community Service

Last-minute free tax help offered in Westlake and Bay

Making a difference in one’s community has always been a priority for all the dedicated individuals that volunteer each year with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program. This special volunteer program started in 1968 with four volunteers at one site serving 100 taxpayers. Today, the program utilizes 35,000 volunteers at 6,000 sites across America helping 2.6 million taxpayers.

This program is the nation’s largest volunteer tax preparation assistance service under a cooperative agreement with the IRS. These dedicated individuals are IRS-certified volunteers that have been trained and IRS tested. This free, individualized, no-strings-attached program was designed to work with low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially people 60 and older.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 10:43 AM, 04.02.2013

Hospice of the Western Reserve gives patients and their families a 'Meal to Remember'

A Lakewood restaurant with an unusual name and a great big heart will launch Hospice of the Western Reserve’s "Meal to Remember" program at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake on Tuesday, April 16.  Jammy Buggars Restaurant and Pub, recently voted one of the area's best new restaurants, will serve hospice patients, their families and caregivers a full-course comfort food dinner.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 10:38 AM, 04.02.2013

West Shore area hospice volunteers invited to attend appreciation event April 10

Hospice volunteers serving the West Shore communities will be among those honored when Hospice of the Western Reserve hosts its annual Volunteer Appreciation Event at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Dr., Mayfield Hts., on Wednesday, April 10. Two seatings will be available: 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

The annual event will recognize and honor 2,000 dedicated volunteers throughout the Northern Ohio region who support the non-profit agency’s mission in a wide variety of roles. Admission is free for volunteers and one guest. Additional guests of volunteers and members of the general public may attend for $25 each. Advance registration is required.  Online registration is available at or by calling the agency’s RSVP line at 216-383-5280.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 10:42 AM, 04.02.2013

Compeer volunteer honored as United Way 'spotlight volunteer'

On March 8, the United Way of Greater Cleveland held its annual meeting in downtown Cleveland to review the 2012 United Way Campaign, to launch the 2013 campaign and to honor the outstanding and ever-giving United Way organizations that serve the Greater Cleveland area. United Way asks its organizations to nominate their “Spotlight Volunteers” for the past year. 

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 10:54 AM, 03.19.2013

Westlake Kiwanis adapt toys for kids with disabilities

The Westlake Kiwanis and Kiwanis Key Club teamed up to take part in a RePlay For Kids workshop at Westlake Porter Public Library on March 6.

RePlay for Kids is an organization of volunteers who repair and adapt toys and assistive devices for children with disabilities in the Northeast Ohio area. 

The Kiwanis learned to disassemble, reassemble, repair and adapt a wide range of new and gently used toys under the direction of RePlay volunteers. These toys were fitted with special connectors so children with a wide variety of disabilities would be able to use them.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 10:53 AM, 03.19.2013

Westshore Lions Club seeking new members

The Westshore Lions Club continues to seek men and women, 18 years and older, to become Lions Club members. The Club was founded in Westlake and we have expanded our borders and are inviting residents of Bay Village and North Olmsted to join us.

Since 1996, the Westshore (Westlake) Lions Club has supported individuals in need of eyeglasses and eye surgeries. They have donated reading machines to Porter Library to help the visually impaired, and assisted those in need of hearing aids.  The Lions Club will soon be partnering with several local businesses as well as with local Boy and Girl Scouts for an exciting new project!

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 10:51 AM, 03.19.2013

Bay civic groups team up for 'Fly a Flag' project

Three Bay Village civic organizations – American Legion Post 385, Bay Village Kiwanis and Martha Devotion Huntington Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution – have teamed up to help Bay residents show their patriotism.

If you are a Bay resident with limited abilities or funds, you can obtain a 3-by-5-foot outdoor American flag, flag pole and bracket installed at your home at ground level. (Homeowner assumes all responsibility for the flag bracket's installation location.)

The flag, brackets and labor are completely free and all parts are made in America!

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 03.19.2013

Valentine's Day wish granted for hospice patient

Carol Ludorf, a resident of Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, had one special wish. When her social worker, Misty Durbin, asked if there was anything in particular she would like, she said the only thing she really wanted for herself was a lobster dinner. She had been thinking about mentioning this to her friend, but did not want to impose or make her friend feel obligated to pay for it.

Hospice of the Western Reserve does everything it can to fulfill its patients’ wishes, so Durbin was determined to get the lobster for Mrs. Ludorf. She had originally planned to request funds from the non-profit agency’s life enrichment fund to pay for the meal. However, much to her surprise, when she called Lobster Brothers Seafood in Westlake to place the order, they insisted on donating it. Durbin found out later the family-owned business had also donated a meal to a Hospice of the Western Reserve patient in Lakewood a while back.

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Volume 5, Issue 4, Posted 9:57 AM, 02.19.2013

Aktion Club plays Cupid for nursing home residents

The Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club delivered valentines to local nursing homes and assisted living facilities on Sunday February 10. They had previously made these valentines at Pat Catans Westlake as part of Pat Catan's  "make it not take it" valentine program.

Aktion Club is a community-service group for adult citizens who live with a disability. The mission of Aktion Club is to provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills, to serve their community, to be integrated into society and to demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities. 

Aktion Club members strive to return to their communities the benefits, help and caring they have received, as well as develop important skills in the process.

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Volume 5, Issue 4, Posted 9:52 AM, 02.19.2013

Bay resident helps teens 'aging out' of foster system

Laura Geuther, a longtime resident of Bay Village and community volunteer, has assumed the leadership of Fill This House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the living conditions of local youth aging out of the foster care system. By supplying household needs for youth transitioning to independent housing, Fill This House is able to deliver support and comfort, while providing a fresh start, in a way that maintains dignity. Geuther is passionate and excited about providing support for these young adults. 

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Volume 5, Issue 4, Posted 9:58 AM, 02.19.2013

Aktion Club makes valentines for seniors

The Westlake Aktion Club made valentines on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Pat Catan's in Westlake. This has become an annual event put on by Pat Catan's where the public can stop in at any of their craft stores and take part in their "Make Not Take" program where valentines and are made by the public and left at the store to be delivered later to local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Pat Catan's provided Aktion Club with one of their craft classrooms to use while making valentines, and supplied the needed valentine-making materials.

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Volume 5, Issue 3, Posted 10:24 AM, 02.05.2013

Girl Scouts craft valentines to share love and thanks with soldiers

Fourth-grade Girl Scout Troop 77140 of Westlake wanted to help make our soldiers overseas know that they are loved this Valentine's Day. The troop made 50 valentines with expressions of love and thanks to send to the troops.

"It's important to remember those fighting for our safety," said Girl Scout Alexis DeMonica, "especially when their families are so far away."

Each valentine had a small token gift attached of either a friendship bracelet that the girls made, or candy Pop Rocks. The girls hope that these small tokens of thanks will help make our soldiers' Valentine's Day a little brighter!

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 11:53 AM, 01.22.2013

Aktion Club helps military families with 'Coupons to Troops'

The Westlake Kiwanis Aktion is clipping coupons for military families serving overseas. The project is called "Coupons to Troops" and the Aktion Club has been involved in this project for just under a year now. They are currently providing coupons for their second family, an Air Force family in Italy; the first was an Army family stationed in Germany.

These military families can use the coupons at their Post Exchange and can be six months expired and still be used. The families who receive these coupons share the coupons they can't use with other military families. The Aktion Club meets at Westlake Porter Public Library and clips and sorts coupons in various categories such as food, health and beauty, baby, household and pet products. They then mail a box once a month to their military family.

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 11:59 AM, 01.22.2013

Remember Sandy?

Were you prepared for Superstorm Sandy? Be part of the solution for yourself, your family and your neighbors. Community preparedness starts with you, whether it’s preparing for a hurricane, an extended power outage, a pandemic or a severe winter storm.

The Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team (WSC) is offering free classes on topics such as disaster preparedness, basic injury assessment and medical treatment, search and rescue procedures, fire suppression, disaster psychology and much more. The 20-hour FEMA course is conducted by local safety professionals. Westshore residents who are over 18 years of age, successfully complete training and pass a background check are eligible for team membership.

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 11:54 AM, 01.22.2013

Join the Compeer mission for 2013: Inspire

January 2013 is here and has brought along all the possibilities of a new year. Some of us make New Year’s resolutions and most of us start to identify goals to achieve within the next twelve calendar pages.  Organizations do the same whether it is setting a target for earnings or expanding new ideas.

“Inspire” seems to be a perfect word to summarize what our Compeer Program would like to achieve in 2013. Inspire can have many meanings and most of them are related to helping others. The majority of those synonyms describe the actions of our Compeer volunteers. Our Compeer Program serves others by affirming a person’s worth, raising hope that good things are part of the future and encouraging individuals to reconnect with their communities. 

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 12:00 PM, 01.22.2013

Westerly students make, sell dog bones for a cause

We are making BBQ dog bones to make a difference! Making dog bones is part of our economics class in Mrs. Thomas' room. For almost seven years, Mrs. Thomas' classes have been making dog bones as part of their economics lesson. Our class is learning to be entrepreneurs (one who starts a business). Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Davis' classes are making the dog bones this year at Westerly School in Bay Village.

When people buy the dog bones they will be helping make a difference. We will donate our profit to the Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary in Port Clinton. A sanctuary is a place where something lives. It is a safe, no kill shelter. We learned all about it from Mr. Glasmire, our head custodian. At school, he collected dog and cat things because the sanctuary just rescued 36 puppies from a puppy mill. We wanted to help too.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 9:15 AM, 01.08.2013

Andrew Mangels receives chamber service award

At the annual West Shore Chamber of Commerce December meeting/holiday party, Andrew Mangels was presented with the Hugh L. Dawson Service Award. Andrew is the Director of Westlake Porter Public Library and has been a member of the Chamber since moving to Westlake six years ago.

He also serves as co-chair of the Chamber’s Education Committee which is responsible for giving out scholarships to Westlake and Bay high schools students, bestowing an annual Student Achievement Award to an employee or volunteer of a Chamber business, and coordinating people from the business community to speak to high school students and share their career stories.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 9:25 AM, 01.08.2013

The Village Foundation announces annual campaign

A letter has been sent to every family in Bay Village asking each household to make a donation this year, to demonstrate support for the many projects being planned for the village. Please send a contribution to: The Village Foundation, P.O. Box 14022, Bay Village, Ohio 44140 . Contributions can also be made online at Every dollar makes a difference.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 9:14 AM, 01.08.2013

Students learn lesson in sharing

Students and families throughout the Westlake City School District collected more than 3,500 food items – valued at approximately $10,000 – to benefit May Dugan Center and Westlake Assistance during the annual PTA Council Food Drive. The collection effort was moved from the spring to fall this year.

Westlake High School partnered with Giant Eagle to stage a fill-the-carts "Food Fight" between the classes, with the Class of 2014 coming out on top. Giant Eagle kicked in an additional cartload of food to increase the Juniors' winning donation. Elementary schools collected cereal and students and families in the middle grades donated peanut butter and jelly.

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Volume 4, Issue 25, Posted 10:43 AM, 12.11.2012

Bay Community Services' holiday program offers help to those in need

The Community Services Department has been dedicated to caring for Bay Village’s most vulnerable members for over 26 years. One hundred percent of the funding for the care provided comes from donations from generous individuals, foundations and groups throughout the community. 

Each year food, gifts, cleaning products, paper products and personal hygiene products are provided to residents who are struggling whether to due to illness, loss of income or a variety of other reasons.

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Volume 4, Issue 25, Posted 10:52 AM, 12.11.2012

Westlake Kiwanis donation helps provide safer child transport by Westlake EMS squads

The Westlake Kiwanis Club provided the Westlake Fire Department with four Pedi-Mate Child Restraint systems for the emergency squads.

Nationwide, EMS agencies transport approximately 16,000 children every day, according to Dan White of Westlake Lt. Craig Dayton explained, “This system allows the Westlake EMTs a much improved method of securing small children during transport.”  

The Pedi-Mate child restraint system manufactured by Ferno is designed for superior safety. Using a five-point harness, the Pedi-Mate attaches quickly and easily to most cots, securely holding a child up to 40 pounds. A fully adjusting harness system fits each child firmly and provides safe control during transport. The three restraint straps fasten quickly and easily to a stretcher while the quick-release buckles make removal equally convenient.

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Volume 4, Issue 25, Posted 10:55 AM, 12.11.2012

WestShore Lions offer aid to storm damage victims

District Governor Dan Lester presented a disaster relief grant check from the Ohio Lions Foundation to WestShore Lion Club members Kevin Barret, President Al Whitmer and David Sacco at the club's Dec. 3 meeting. The small disaster relief grant check was received after the WestShore Lions Club applied in relationship to the recent storm damages that occurred in Westlake, Bay Village and North Olmsted. As a result of the grant, a limited number of gift cards redeemable to Wal-Mart in the amount of $50, were made available to WestShore individuals to assist with food, bedding, and other needs as deemed necessary by the recipients.

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Volume 4, Issue 25, Posted 10:43 AM, 12.11.2012

Program providing gifts to needy seniors expects increase in requests

Elves for Elders, the popular campaign delivering gifts to needy seniors throughout Cleveland, is gearing up again this holiday season during a time when seniors may need more of the bare necessities to survive.

The Caring Tree Senior Care office serving Cleveland has joined local businesses and retailers to provide presents to seniors who otherwise might not receive a gift this holiday season.

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Volume 4, Issue 25, Posted 10:36 AM, 12.11.2012

Village Foundation announces guidelines for grant requests

The trustees of the Village Foundation have announced that the Foundation is now accepting requests for funds to be granted for specific projects of local civic and non-profit organizations. Proposals are due March 1, 2013, and awards are expected to be announced on May 27 at the Foundation’s Memorial Day celebration. Awards may range from $500-$3,000.

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Volume 4, Issue 25, Posted 10:40 AM, 12.11.2012

Al Smith receives Kiwanis Hixson Award

On Nov. 20, Al Smith was recognized for his 40-plus years as a member of the Westlake Kiwanis Club. The club donated funds to the Kiwanis Eliminate Project in his name which qualified him to become a fellow in the George F. Hixson Fellowship, named in honor of the first Kiwanis International president. Hixson dedicated 50 years of his life in service to Kiwanis.

Mr. Smith received a commemorative tie tack/lapel pin and two numbered medallions hanging from blue-and-white ribbons, one encased in a walnut box for display, and one to be worn. He was a former teacher, coach and administrator in the Westlake Schools.

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Volume 4, Issue 25, Posted 10:54 AM, 12.11.2012

Group seeks nominations for Bay Village citizen, project of year

The Bay Village Community Council is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Bay Village Citizen of the Year and Project of the Year.

Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 11, 2013. Selections will be announced by the Community Council shortly thereafter.

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Volume 4, Issue 24, Posted 10:32 AM, 11.27.2012

Bay Men's Club members assist the needy

Members of the Bay Men's Club volunteered to help their fellow citizens recently by raking and cleaning the yards of a number of deserving residents.

In cooperation with the city's Community Services Department, the organization dispatched two teams to assist needy Bay Villagers with their fall clean-up chores.

"We are glad to help out any way we can," BMC President Dominic Giovannazzo said. "It's a great opportunity to assist those who can use our help."

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Volume 4, Issue 24, Posted 10:36 AM, 11.27.2012

Seniors pitch in to help those in need at Thanksgiving

The Gardens at Westlake senior living community continues to make the community service event they took on three years ago bigger and better each year. They donate canned goods and other non-perishable food items to Westlake families in need.

A large box was decorated and placed in the front lobby at the Gardens and the employees and residents filled the box numerous times with a wide variety of needed items.

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Volume 4, Issue 24, Posted 10:42 AM, 11.27.2012

Friendship and holiday gift giving

The starting line for the holiday shopping season is in view! We are making our lists and scouting the advertised sales starting the Friday after Thanksgiving. We struggle with the challenge of matching the perfect gift to each person on our holiday gift-giving list. Some people with talent and skills are creating gifts for the people you hold in high regard. We are all trying to make sure that we convey to our loved ones how much we value them as part of our lives.

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Volume 4, Issue 23, Posted 9:20 AM, 11.13.2012

Westlake Kiwanis Club serves the community

The Westlake Kiwanis Club is very active in serving the community. On Nov. 9, ten members of the club spent the morning at the newly opened Ames Family Hospice House off Crocker Road doing a clean up project. On Saturday, Nov. 10, Kiwanis, in cooperation with high school Key Club members, raked yards of seniors and other residents who requested help getting ready for winter. 

As the holidays approach the club will be involved in helping pass out food baskets at the Westlake Community Center. These are just a few of the activities the club is involved in during the year. Recently the club helped the Westlake Fire Department by purchasing equipment for each rescue squad to adapt the stretchers for small children and infants.

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Volume 4, Issue 23, Posted 9:19 AM, 11.13.2012

Remembering our heroes through Operation Gratitude

Veterans Day reminded me of my son Justin’s Eagle Scout project, and I thought it would be nice to make others aware of Operation Gratitude and their mission. At this time last year, we were trying to beat the holiday deadline as Justin wanted to collect items for care packages for soldiers. 

He did some research and found that Operation Gratitude had a very organized and extensive program with a number of ways to show soldiers, their families, wounded warriors and veterans our gratitude for their service. They collect the items and are able to distribute them appropriately and to those in most need. Many times an officer will identify a particular person who is not receiving communication from home or is in an especially difficult situation, and those requests can be filled by Operation Gratitude and their wonderful staff and volunteers through donations collected from across the country.

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Volume 4, Issue 23, Posted 9:24 AM, 11.13.2012

Firefighters collect aluminum cans to benefit burned children

All area residents and merchants: Please save and drop off your used aluminum beverage cans at the Bay Village Fire Department to benefit burned children. These aluminum cans really do a lot of good for fire safety education, and for children who are victims of severe burns. The drop-off bin is available for use 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and is in a brick-and-wood enclosure on the east side of the fire station driveway with a large red sign that reads ALUMINUM CAN RECYCLING.

Cans are collected by Aluminum Cans for Burned Children of Northeast Ohio (ACBC), whose mission is to prevent burn injuries through fire education and to impact the physical and emotional rehabilitation of pediatric burn survivors.

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Volume 4, Issue 23, Posted 9:39 AM, 11.13.2012

Food drive for Bay Food Ministry at Huntington Playhouse

The Metro-West Kiwanis Club with the help of Huntington Playhouse will hold a food drive to benefit the Bay Food Ministry on Sunday, Nov. 25, at the 2 p.m. matinee performance of “The Winter Wonderettes.”

Huntington Playhouse will discount their full-priced tickets for every five non-perishable food items brought in that day. The theatre will deduct increments of $5 off the price of an adult ticket, up to $20. So if five items are brought in, $5 is deducted from the full priced adult ticket. If 10 items are brought in, $10 is deducted and the discount continues at the 15 and 20 item levels as well. No other discounts apply.

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Volume 4, Issue 23, Posted 9:19 AM, 11.13.2012

Robert Kess recognized as West Shore Chamberís 'bright star'

The West Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Bright Star for 2012 was recognized on Oct. 25 at the semi-annual Chamber Leadership meeting and annual Bright Star Awards presentation of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland.

Over 50 chambers of commerce across northern Ohio nominated a person from their chamber as their “Bright Star,” to recognize the chamber member who has “made a significant impact on the chamber and their community through membership, sponsorship, economic development, operations and education.”  Each Bright Star is an active chamber member for no less than two years and is likely to be an unsung hero or a dedicated behind-the-scenes volunteer.

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Volume 4, Issue 23, Posted 9:24 AM, 11.13.2012

Village Bicycle Cooperative finishes first season of operation

Village Bicycle Cooperative's first summer of operation was a success largely due to all of the amazing people that volunteered time to repair bicycles, instruct residents and participate in community outreach events. We were also able to progress so rapidly because of the generosity of a few residents and all of the people that donated bicycles and accessories. Also, big thanks go to the Green Team, the Bay Skate and Bike Park Foundation, Fairview Cycles and Goodman Group; without the assistance from these organizations we wouldn't have been able to offer any open shop hours.

Some highlights from this summer include offering our first series of classes called the Basics of Maintenance where eight Bay residents were able to learn about maintaining their bicycles. We were able to donate two bicycles to Westlake Relay for Life, many residents were able to purchase safe bicycles for under $100, and we were able to collaborate with Bike Lakewood, The Beck Center, and Mahall's to offer a Ready to Ride Event allowing locals to stop up and have their bicycles checked for safety and have minor repairs made by the six mechanics on hand. We hope to offer more of these types of services both in Bay Village and to other local communities as well.

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Volume 4, Issue 22, Posted 7:33 PM, 10.30.2012

Meet Compeer and Club West at Porter Library on Nov. 5

The Compeer and Club West programs connect adults to their communities. Compeer has an adult mentoring program in which our volunteer mentors encourage adult members to get out and join in community activities. Club West is peer support that assists adults in their path to recovery from the symptoms of mental illness. The majority of our members were involved in various activities, including college studies, employment, technical training and faith groups, prior to onset of a brain chemical imbalance. Compeer and Club West strive to help our members reconnect to these activities and to discover more! 

We are inviting you to come discover our Compeer and Club West Programs on Monday, Nov. 5, 6:00 p.m., at Westlake Porter Public Library. Please come and meet us! There are no papers to fill out or questions for you to answer. We will be there being social, having fun and dare I say “having a party” at the library.

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Volume 4, Issue 22, Posted 7:31 PM, 10.30.2012

Give gifts for 'Yanks' through Bay Village American Legion

Members of the Bay Village American Legion, Post #385, have joined with hundreds of other American Legion Posts in Ohio to help make this Christmas memorable for hospitalized veterans. They are doing it by collecting funds for the annual American Legion of Ohio “Gifts for The Yanks Who Gave” program.

This is the 65th consecutive year the Ohio American Legion is pooling funds from Posts for gifts and activities benefiting veterans in Ohio’s state hospitals, VA medical centers, outpatient clinics and the Ohio Veterans Homes in Sandusky and Georgetown. The program’s name is the same as the one initiated by comedian Eddie Cantor during World War II.

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Volume 4, Issue 22, Posted 7:36 PM, 10.30.2012

War of 1812 history remembered

Gerald Marisch received the Spirit of 1812 award from the United States Daughters of 1812, Peter Navarre chapter, for his efforts in preserving the history of the War of 1812 during this bicentennial year, including daily emails to chapter members and other interested individuals with historical facts about the War of 1812. Presenting the award were, from left, Marlene Wilkinson, Deborah Marisch, Jane Baran and Doris Gorgas.

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Volume 4, Issue 22, Posted 7:39 PM, 10.30.2012

BayComm emergency preparedness radio club up and running

I am happy to report that BayComm, a radio group started this year, is now active. We are still looking for additional members, however, to make it truly valuable to the community. The concept is to have a state-of-the-art, battery-operated CB radio on hand when the power goes out and other forms of communication go down. This will provide a link (or “lifeline”) to family members, and others in the community.

No one likes to think about what life would be like if this were to occur, and extend for a month or more, but the reality could very well happen. Being prepared, mentally and physically, is what could save your life. This group is for the benefit of all residents of Bay and the Westshore suburbs, and it requires little or no experience to become an active member.

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Volume 4, Issue 21, Posted 10:03 AM, 10.16.2012

Bay Community Service Saturdays!

If you are a senior citizen, or are disabled or ill and need help around your house, Bay Family Services has a free opportunity for you! On Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. a group of students will be assisting Bay residents in need. They can do yard cleanup, light household chores, or even just spend some time visiting with you. Please contact Jamie Mahnic at 440-617-7416 or to sign up or inquire further. More dates will be announced in the future. We look forward to serving you!

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Volume 4, Issue 21, Posted 9:57 AM, 10.16.2012