Bay Village groups share spring news and activities

The Bay Village Community Council met via Zoom on March 30. Annual elections were held and the following officers will begin their terms at the May meeting: Tara Wendell, president; Mary Kay Wilson, vice president; Peggy Ludwig, treasurer; and Beth Zellers, secretary. Community group representatives presented reports from their organizations: 

The next Bay Village Green Team meeting is Monday, May 10, 6:30-8 p.m. We will host green burials speaker Chad McGreevey to discuss what is involved with choosing a green burial in Ohio. The Green Team is hosting a Habitat for Humanity collection of gently used household goods, appliances and building materials on Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bay police station.

The League of Women Voters, Bay Village Chapter will host community forums at election time for each of the contested city offices. This year, our mayor and most city council positions are up for re-election. This is the year that our long-standing efforts to end gerrymandering go into high gear - after the census results are released, the state legislature will begin to re-draw congressional and state district lines to adjust to the new census figures. To that end, we will be offering educational programs about the new rules and a map-making contest so high school students and adults in Bay Village can get involved.

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club continues to assist with projects at Bay Arts, most recently restoring the stage platform and erecting a new canopy. We will be having a take-out spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May 8, 4-7 p.m. It will be at the Village Project. Tony Dostal’s spaghetti sauce will be for sale.  Dinner is $10 and includes salad, roll and a sweet. Orders will be taken online at Thirst Project Walk for Water will be on Saturday May 1, including the Bay High School Key Club and other Kiwanis-sponsored school groups. 

Village Project is looking for a full-time executive director and will be accepting applications through April 2021. The virtual Nourish celebration on Feb. 27 raised nearly $70,000. We will be selling raffle tickets to win a diamond necklace. Winner will be drawn on May 5. Project Pedal will be Saturday, June 19, providing various routes through the city for riders. More information about all Village Project activities at

The Bay Village Foundation's Memorial Day bronze plaque ceremony is still up in the air but hopefully will happen. The Howard Hanna office will host a food truck in the parking lot on Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. A clean-up day at Play in Bay is coming soon, date to be announced.

The Bay Village Library is open to foot traffic, but still providing curbside service for those that want the option. All programs will be virtual for spring.  A book discussion on "Hamnet" by Maggie O’Farrell will be Wednesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. or Friday, May 7, at 10 a.m. A Butterfly Gardening program will be Thursday, May 13, 7 p.m. A children’s book discussion on “Big Foot and Little Foot” by Ellen Potter will be on Wednesday, April 21, 4 p.m. Preschool story times with rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories is Thursdays, April 8 to May 6 at 10 a.m.

The Lake Erie Nature & Science Center continues to offer free general admission to indoor and outdoor exhibits. The Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is available at Free wildlife services are offered seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 440-871-2900, ext. 204 or email with wildlife questions and concerns. If the animal needs human assistance, our wildlife staff will schedule a wildlife intake appointment. Summer camps and preschool offerings are available at Capacity is limited. All-inclusive Scout backpack rentals are available. The packs provide all the materials, instructions and activities necessary for your troop to complete a variety of natural science badges on your own. Email to schedule a backpack rental.

Village Bicycle Cooperative has reopened for bike sales and donations only. All transactions will occur outdoors on non-rainy days. For safety, no patrons will be allowed in the building. We will not be assisting with bike repairs until further notice. Bicycle and other donations will be accepted during Open Shop hours. Village Bicycle Coop is located at 303 Cahoon Rd. More information and Open Shop hours are at

The Bay Village American Legion Post #385’s delegates for 2021 Buckeye Girls and Buckeye Boys State programs are Angelica Jameson and Mary Ereditario from Bay High, and Brandon Knapp of Bay High and Mantas Viazmitinas of Westlake High. Both the girls and boys will be part of an eight-day program to learn the business of running a state, county and city government.The Bay Village American Legion has been sponsoring these programs at the local level for over 40 years.

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Volume 13, Issue 7, Posted 10:30 AM, 04.06.2021