Community Events

Annual Porter Library book sale is coming

The Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library at 27333 Center Ridge Road will be having our Annual Book Sale from Oct. 20 to Oct. 23. We are taking over several rooms in the library to display the books we have been putting aside for the past year. Last year we decided to move our big sale from February to the more weather friendly month of October, and it was such a great idea that we decided to keep the sale in October from now on.

We have a large selection of books of fiction and non-fiction, hundreds of children's books, DVDs, BluRays, CDs, and audio books. We have been receiving a large number of donations so you will have a lot to choose from.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 19, Posted 11:27 AM, 10.04.2022

Walk for Amy to be held Oct. 27

The Walk for Amy event started during the Covid pandemic on a cold, raining day on the 31st anniversary of Amy Mihaljevic's abduction. Approximately 60 individuals stood for one hour outside of Bay Village City Hall and directly across from the shopping plaza where Amy was abducted.

One year later the number of participants grew to more than 350. This time, the event began at the front of Bay Middle School where the Chief of Police, Robert Gillespie, shared a few remarks. This was followed by a remembrance walk to the Bay Village Square shopping plaza and back to the Bay Middle School Memorial Garden where a large stone has been place with the inscription, "Amy Mihaljevic - NEVER FORGOTTEN." White ribbons were tied around the various trees as a reminder to all of us that Amy is never forgotten and we share in keeping her memory alive.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 19, Posted 11:27 AM, 10.04.2022

Bay High Key Club distributes fliers for Bay LWV

Cynthia White, Bay League of Women Voters chapter chair, and Kari Eckel, Voter Services Chair, are pictured with the Bay High School Key Club leadership team as they prepared to distribute Vote411.org door hangers to every house in Bay Village!

This is a huge job requiring as many of the over 240 Key Club members as possible to participate. They will be walking the streets of Bay in teams of two from Oct. 1 to Oct.11 to make sure every house gets information about how and where to vote and how to find non-partisan information about candidates for office and issues on the Bay ballot Nov. 8.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 19, Posted 11:26 AM, 10.04.2022

Annual Halloween Display

The Joker, Batman's arch enemy, has joined Mel Maurer's annual display of his homemade superheroes and cartoon characters at 1988 Sperry's Forge Trail in Westlake. Visitors and photos are welcomed.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 19, Posted 11:24 AM, 10.04.2022

LWV chapter to discuss 'hidden government' issues

David S. Greenspan, President of Westlake City Council, will be the discussant at the Thursday, Sept. 22, meeting of the Westlake-North Olmsted chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland. Guests are welcome to attend. The meeting will be at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road., at 7 p.m.

Attendees will engage Greenspan in commentary about the best (and worst) examples of how city, county and state governments work together to optimize living and working conditions for citizens, business owners, and employees.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 18, Posted 9:31 AM, 09.20.2022

Annual Blessing of the Pets at St. Raphael is Oct. 6

Lions, tigers and bears are not welcome, but household animals and their families are invited to the 17th annual Blessing of the Pets on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6:30–7:00 p.m. on the front lawn of St. Raphael Church in Bay Village.

Individual blessings will be given to each animal. Dog and cat treats and give-aways from Hot Diggity Dog Pet Sitting will be distributed and a garden statue of St. Francis will be given away. The event is free and all are welcome!

The event was first held in 2005 to commemorate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 18, Posted 9:31 AM, 09.20.2022

Concert welcomes the return of autumn

Even though fall was still a week away, strains of music associated with fall and harvest were enjoyed at Westlake Porter Public Library on Sept. 18 as the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council (W-WAC) presented their fall program.

The program, Harvest Home, was performed by Sunday in the Park, a husband and wife duo. Karen Ellicott, clarinet and voice, and Christopher Ellicott, guitar and voice, are both accomplished musicians and teachers from Baldwin Wallace University.

The Ellicotts began the program with "We Gather Together," a 16th-century Dutch melody, followed by "Simple Gifts," a 19th-century Shaker hymn. The titles may not have been familiar, but the melodies were immediately recognizable.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 18, Posted 9:29 AM, 09.20.2022

Hear about the life of Eliot Ness at Osborn Porch Talk

Hear about the life of crime fighter Eliot Ness on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Bay Village Historical Society’s Osborn Learning Center porch talk. The featured speaker will be Rebecca McFarland, an international expert on Eliot Ness.

The free porch talk begins at 2:15 p.m. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Visit www.bayhistorical.com for additional information.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 9:58 AM, 09.07.2022

Potluck program rediscovers mid-19th century cuisine

Rediscover “Mid-19th Century Cuisine,” as part of the Thursday, Sept. 15, Bay Village Historical Society potluck program.

Guest speaker Angie George, a member of the North Coast Narrative, a group dedicated to bringing Ohio history to life, will talk about food before supermarkets. Where did food come from? How was it prepared? What did kitchens look like 150 years ago before electricity? How does food preparation resemble and differ from today?

These topics will be discussed during the hour-long presentation. Enjoy samples and take home recipes of period food items to try yourself. The event, held at the Bay Lodge on Bradley Road in Bay Village, begins with a social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 9:58 AM, 09.07.2022

Herb Guild meets Sept. 14

The September meeting of The Herb Guild will be held on Wedneday, Sept. 14. at Westlake Porter Public Library. The business part of the meeting will start at 10:30 a.m., with the presentation following at 12:30 p.m. Sue Olsen, a certified instructor in Zentangle, will introduce us to this relaxing art form. Guests are very welcome but must register! Please call 440-353-9764 to register.

For more information on the upcoming meeting, call 440-842-5863 or visit our website theherbguild.org.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 9:58 AM, 09.07.2022

Introducing the 2022 Westlake in Bloom winners

For the second time in as many years, the Westlake in Bloom Appreciation/Awards Ceremony was held at the Westlake Community Services Center on Aug. 9.

The award-winners from each category were invited to attend the cherished annual event celebrating the extraordinary efforts of Westlake’s gardening community.

Mayor Dennis Clough commended their efforts, noting that they serve to enhance the city’s beauty year after year and set it apart from other communities in Northeast Ohio.

The winner of the coveted Lu Walter “Best in Bloom” for 2022 is Mayuresh Dhond who took first place in the “Residential Landscaping – Rear Yard, Small” category. His award-winning yard features numerous sculptures and other unique decorative features among the colorful plant-life.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 16, Posted 9:51 AM, 08.16.2022

Herb Guild announces 2022 scholarship winners

The Herb Guild Garden Club held its 36th annual scholarship luncheon on Aug. 3. Two area students received scholarships, both of whom were present at the luncheon to receive them.

Haley Viskocil is a graduate of Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville and will be attending Ohio University. She will major in Environmental Science. Maxwell McNeil is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. He will be attending Penn State University and will be pursuing a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture. Both are looking forward to attending college this fall.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 16, Posted 9:52 AM, 08.16.2022

Learn the true story of Johnny Appleseed

Learn the true story of Johnny Appleseed on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Bay Village Historical Society’s Osborn Learning Center porch talk.

Many people think of Johnny Appleseed as a fictional character. In fact, he was a pioneer on the Ohio frontier. Beryl Prusinoski will talk about Johnny Appleseed and the conditions our state’s early settlers encountered.

The free porch talk begins at 2:15 p.m. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Visit www.bayhistorical.com for additional information.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 15, Posted 10:06 AM, 08.02.2022

Westlake community event to kick off school year

The Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters (WDAB) will host its annual Spirit Rally and Membership Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The purpose of the community event is to celebrate the start of the school year, introduce coaches and student-athletes and raise critical dollars to support WHS and LBMS athletic teams.

Held at the UH St. John Stadium at Westlake High School, the Spirit Rally will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. All community members are invited to attend this free event. The event will feature the WHS cheerleaders, marching band and auxiliary teams, food trucks, games, a Dunk Tank and other activities.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 15, Posted 10:07 AM, 08.02.2022

Peter and Kathy Winzig to be honored at Moondance

Bay Village residents Peter and Kathy Winzig will be the honorees of BAYarts' annual benefit Moondance on Sept. 10. Each year BAYarts honors individuals who have made meaningful contributions to the arts non-profit and the community. Having raised three boys in Bay Village, Pete and Kathy continue to be engaged in serving the community they love.

Pete joined BAYarts’ board in 2006, serving as Vice President and President. An active participant in "the growth years," he facilitated the restoration of the Fuller House (2010) and the Karen Ryel Center for Ceramics Arts & Education (2015) – both projects received "Project of the Year" honors for their respective years.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 10:33 AM, 07.19.2022

Butterfly release to help families honor loved ones

On Saturday, July 23, at 10 a.m. Joel’s Place for Children hosts its 16th Annual Butterfly Release Picnic at Cahoon Memorial Park in Bay Village. Joel’s Place for Children is a non-profit that provides grief support groups for school-aged children and their families who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives.

At the Butterfly Release event, children and their families will have an opportunity to honor their loved ones by announcing their names in an opening ceremony prior to releasing a living butterfly. The butterflies arrive from Florida the day before the Release, and are stored in the refrigerator overnight. A pot-luck picnic lunch and kickball game will follow.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 10:24 AM, 07.19.2022

West Shore Lions tradition celebrates original 13 colonies

Among this year's many Independence Day festivities in the City of Westlake was the West Shore Lions Club's annual bell-ringing ceremony at the Westlake Aquatic Center and Peterson Pool. 

Cuyahoga County Representative Nan Baker introduced the event and read off some background information for those in attendance. Then, 13 kids lined up to ceremoniously tap out one chime for each of the 13 original colonies of the United States. 

The tradition dates back to 1963 when President John F. Kennedy declared July 4 to be National Bell Ringing Day.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 10:27 AM, 07.19.2022

Westlake Independence Day Parade Photo Gallery

Once again the City of Westlake celebrated the anniversary of our nation's independence with its Annual Independence Day Parade, which marched down Hilliard Boulevard on July 4.

In addition to the mayor and members of Westlake City Council, the parade featured the city's police, fire and service vehicles, as well as members of the Westlake School Board and Boosters along with many more. 

Enjoy the following photos from this year's parade!

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 10:26 AM, 07.19.2022

Westlake hosts 33rd Charity Classic Car Show

The City of Westlake hosted the 33rd Annual Charity Classic Car Show at Clague Park on July 4, immediately following the Independence Day Parade. 

The show featured dozens of cars from several eras, judged for their appearance and authenticity across multiple categories. The top two cars in each category earned trophies for their owners and a "Best in Show" trophy was awarded as well.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 10:25 AM, 07.19.2022

Voting information for Aug. 2 primary

Most voters are more than a little confused about the upcoming Aug. 2, 2022 Primary Election. Simply said, for those voters living in Westlake and Bay Village, this election is the time to vote for candidates for District 16 Ohio House of Representatives and for members of the State Central Committees for the Democratic and Republican parties. The May 2022 primary determined the winning candidates for many other offices and who have been advanced to appear on the November 2022 general election ballot. 

The Bay Village and Westlake/North Olmsted Chapters of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland will host an in-person candidate forum on Tuesday, July 12, to introduce the contenders for the Ohio House of Representatives seat. The forum will take place at 7 p.m. at the North Olmsted branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 27403 Lorain Road. The forum will also be livestreamed via Zoom at bit.ly/lwv-forum-july. For those who are unable to attend live, a recording of the forum will be available at youtube.com/c/LeagueofWomenVotersofGreaterCleveland.

This election is occurring in August this year due to the complicated process for redrawing political districts after the 2020 U.S. Census. The process for this, for both state and federal offices, is described in the Ohio Constitution as a result of voter approvals in 2015 and 2018.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 9:44 AM, 07.06.2022

Citizen, Project of the Year celebration July 16

The Bay Village Community Council invites all Bay residents to join us in celebration of this year’s Citizen of the Year, Patrick McGannon, and Project of the Year, Bay Village Historical Society’s Revitalization Efforts. The ceremony will be held Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m., near Rose Hill Museum in Cahoon Memorial Park. City Council President Dwight Clark will present proclamations on behalf of the city, followed by tours of Rose Hill Museum and the Village Bicycle Cooperative.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 9:47 AM, 07.06.2022

Local radio personality to open Westlake Art Festival

The Westlake-Bay Village Rotary is again hosting their second annual Art Festival on Saturday July 30, in the green space on the campus of the Westlake Porter Public Library. 

This year, the Art Festival will officially kick off at 10:00 a.m. with a special ribbon-cutting by morning radio personality Tim Richards from Star 102.1 FM. Westlake’s Jen Touhey has passed the baton to her co-anchor this year. Tim, a traditional East-sider has graciously accepted the invitation to come from Mentor and open the Westlake-Bay Village Rotary Festival.  

This one-day rain or shine family friendly event has something for everyone with over 50 original artists, live music, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, balloons for kids, and plenty of free parking. 

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 9:45 AM, 07.06.2022

Osborn Porch Talk focuses on centennial of Bay schools

The summer Porch Talk series at the Reuben Osborn Learning Center kicks off on Sunday, July 10, at 2:15 p.m. and focuses on the centennial of the Bay Village Schools.

Bay Village Alumni Association President Jim Joyce will talk about the history of the Bay schools spanning the years 1922 to 2022, as well as the plans for the Centennial celebration.

Admission is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chair. The Reuben Osborn Learning Center is located at the intersection of Lake and Cahoon roads in Bay Village.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 9:40 AM, 07.06.2022

Herb Guild meets July 13

The next meeting of the Herb Guild Garden Club will be held on Wednesday, July 13, at Westlake Porter Public Library. Guests are invited, but are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch as the speaker will start at 11:30 and talk while members are eating. 

The topic of the presentation is "A Living Wildlife Landscape" presented by Marne Titchenell from the OSU Extension. Her areas of expertise are wildlife habitat management, forest wildlife ecology, and non-game species conservation. Marne has been with the OSU Extension since 2007 and has written several publications.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 9:37 AM, 07.06.2022

Villagers keep alive olde time base ball

The Villagers, an old time base ball team comprised primarily of Bay Men's Club members, formed in 2010 to help celebrate the city's bicentennial and has continued to compete every year since.

Playing under rules in effect in 1860, The Villagers, led by player/manager John Underation, battled their long-time rivals, the Whiskey Island Shamrocks, on Saturday, July 1, at Bay Days, falling by a score of 10 to 0.

The team will next play Sat., July 30, at 2 p.m. at Cahoon Memorial Park.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 13, Posted 10:33 AM, 07.19.2022

Herb Guild meets June 8

The June meeting of The Herb Guild will be held on June 8 at Westlake Porter Public Library. The business part of the meeting will start at 10:30 a.m., with the presentation following at 12:30 p.m. Cathy Flament, President of the Bay Village Historical Society will share herbal recipes and herbal publications from their archives. Guests are very welcome! The library has dropped the mask mandate until further notice.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 10:10 AM, 06.07.2022

The Herb Guild Scholarship Luncheon

The Herb Guild Garden Club is holding its 36th annual scholarship luncheon this year, after a two-year break during the pandemic. The event will be held on Aug. 3 at the Aviator Event Center, 20920 Brookpark Road, across from Cleveland Hopkins Airport. 

The luncheon will feature craft, culinary, and boutique tables, where items can be purchased. The highlight of the luncheon is an extravagant basket raffle with over 40 baskets, each one worth around $50. During the luncheon two scholarships will be presented to the 2022 winners and money will be raised for next year's scholarships.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 10:10 AM, 06.07.2022

Kiwanis puts remembrance In Memorial Day

Memorial Day will soon be here. The Westlake Kiwanis Club hopes you are planning to participate in our annual community parade and service that day, May 30. 

Come out and line the parade route along Hilliard Boulevard and enjoy the parade, which starts at 10 a.m. in front of Sts. Peter and George Coptic and Orthodox Church and ends in Clague Park at the Gazebo for the Memorial Day services.

The parade and service will honor those civilians and military that sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms and protect our shores – many of those fallen were members of our Westlake community. If you participated in the parade or in the services in Clague Park last year, the Westlake Kiwanis and the community appreciate your participation and hope you will take part again this year.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 9:49 AM, 05.17.2022

Potluck program highlights 'Preserving the Character of our City'

“Preserving the Character of our City” is the theme for the May 19 Bay Village Historical Society potluck program.

Guest speaker Carol Starre-Kmiecik will present a one-woman show about Dorothy Fuldheim, the well-known Cleveland newscaster and journalist. The event, held at the Bay Lodge on Bradley Road in Bay Village, begins with a social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m.

The main dish, a variety of mini sandwiches, will be provided by the historical society. Attendees with last names beginning with A through L should bring an appetizer or dessert for 10 to share. Those with last names beginning with M through Z should bring a side dish. All attendees should bring their own place setting and beverage. There will be a $10 charge at the door for non-members of the historical society. RSVP to Pam Ebert at 216-789-1272 or blinglady17@gmail.com.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 9:50 AM, 05.17.2022

Rotary announces special guests for Westlake Art Festival

The Westlake-Bay Village Rotary Club is again hosting the Westlake Art Festival on Saturday, July 30, in the green space on the campus of the Westlake Porter Public Library.

There will be a special ribbon-cutting kickoff at 10:00 am with Westlake’s own local morning radio personally Jen Touhey from Star 102.1, who will officially open the 2022 Festival. 

“Jen was a huge hit last year and a hometown fan favorite celebrity and we are honored to have her open our festival again this year” said Joe Kraft, Rotary Art Festival chairman.

The Art Festival will also feature Cleveland artist Shaun Kinley. Shaun is famous for his Cleveland skylines, cityscapes, bridges, and sports acrylic impressions on canvass. Shaun has demonstrated over 28 years of passion and creativity in his artwork and will have several original paintings as the 2022 featured artist. Other artists are encouraged to join the festival and fill out an application while high profile booth space is still available at westlakebayvillagerotaryartfest.com.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 9:51 AM, 05.17.2022

Concord Reserve hosts plant sale

The green thumbs of Concord Reserve did the preliminary work for you. Working in their on-site greenhouse, they lovingly prepared soil, planted seeds, and brought healthy seedlings to just the right size. Now it is your turn to plant them in your garden or container so you can enjoy fresh tomatoes and peppers all summer!

The sale of our produce helps to fund activities for our active senior residents.

CONCORD RESERVE SPRING PLANT SALE

Fridays & Saturdays, May 20, 21 & 27, 28. 

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2154 Dover Center Road in Westlake.

Fresh & healthy tomato & pepper Plants in 4-inch pots grown in our own greenhouse!

$3 each, or 4 for $10, cash only. Questions? Call 440-961-3693.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 9:52 AM, 05.17.2022

Outdoor animal blessing event to be held May 21

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church is excited to announce that it will hold its second annual outdoor Animal Blessing on Saturday, May 21, from 2-4 p.m., at 20401 Hilliard Blvd. in Rocky River.

According to Senior Minister Anthony Makar, animal blessings are a popular UU ritual that gives us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the importance pets have in our lives. “It exemplifies the Seventh Principles of our faith, which calls us to respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”

Members of the public are invited to bring your pet to an outdoor, walk-through blessing on the church grounds. There will be a treat station, a charity photo station, a place to remember the pets we have loved and lost, a station for your pet to receive a special blessing from Rev. Anthony, music and more! We will also be collecting donations for a local animal charity.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 9:51 AM, 05.17.2022

Rose Hill Museum reopens with 'A Nod to the Past'

Rose Hill Museum reopened for the 2022 season on April 24 with the exhibit, “A Nod to the Past.”

Learn about important elements in Bay Village history like the Dover-by-the-Lake library at Rose Hill, the beginnings of Baycrafters and the Lake Erie Junior Museum (now the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center), and the opening of Parkview School. The Wischmeyer model boat exhibit is complemented by a display of vintage bathing suits. A Suffrage poster on display in the parlor encourages voting. The parlor is decorated in 1920s fashion, to tie in with the library and school history.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.03.2022

Westlake Kiwanis host annual Memorial Day parade and services

The Westlake Kiwanis Club invites all citizens of Westlake, including sports organizations and civic groups, to take part in their annual Memorial Day Parade and Service. The parade travels down Hilliard Boulevard and finishes in Clague Park, where the memorial services honoring those civilians and military who sacrificed so much to protect and keep this country free take place.

The Kiwanis welcomes those who participated in previous years' parades and services to join them again this year. Your participation in the past was appreciated. The parade and services this year will be held on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m.

Please call Rick Grane 440-829-0974 or rickgrane@aol.com for more information about how you can participate.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 10:37 AM, 05.03.2022

Memorial Day parade returns to Bay Village

After a two-year absence the Bay Village Memorial Day parade has returned. It is that time of the year when we start to think about summer and look forward to the Memorial Day weekend.

While many think of this as a “holiday” it is really a “remembrance” day. It is meant to remember all the men and women who have died in service to our country.

This year the Bay Village Memorial Day Parade will be on Monday May 30. The parade’s timetable is as follows:
  8 a.m. – Assemble in Huntington Beach parking lot on Lake Road
  8:45 a.m. – March west on Lake Road to Lakeside Cemetery
  9 a.m. – Ceremonies at Lakeside Cemetery
  9:15 a.m. – March east on Lake Road to the Cahoon Park gazebo
  9:45 a.m. – Ceremonies at Cahoon Park

The parade committee invites all veterans to participate and march in the parade.

American Legion Post 385 is the main organizer of the parade with assistance from Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 249 and VFW Post 9693. Any questions regarding the parade can be addressed to Joe Cronin of the American Legion at 216-521-7849.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 10:30 AM, 05.03.2022

Westlake Rain & Garden Show makes triumphant return

After a two-year absence, the Westlake Rain & Garden Show made a triumphant return in April. The event was held at the Westlake Community Services Center.

There also were several great activities and crafts for kids, including instruction on how to plant their own garden, coloring materials and more. The first 100 kids received free giveaway bags.

Due to popular demand, organizers extended the Kid Zone by an additional hour, with newly-added child passport stops. Door prizes were awarded every half hour from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Passport participation. Attendees were asked to bring book donations for the new Goodwill Bookstore in Westlake.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 10:31 AM, 05.03.2022

West Shore residents invited to walk in memory of loved ones June 12

Residents of Westlake, Bay Village and the surrounding West Shore communities are invited to a day at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and RainForest on Sunday, June 12, to celebrate the memory of their loved ones while benefiting Hospice of the Western Reserve. The 11th annual Walk to Remember sponsored by Medical Mutual and Oswald Companies is the nonprofit hospice organization's largest fundraiser of the year. It supports many of the services provided at Ames Family Hospice House as well as in the community at large that are not reimbursed by insurance. 

A few examples include a speciaized pediatric hospice team, customized programs for veterans, palliative care to manage symptoms earlier in a serious illness, music, art and pet therapies, volunteer end-of-life doula support, children's grief support day camps and a Pet Peace of Mind program. Registration is open at hospicewr.org/WTR and includes all-day admission to the Zoo and Rainforest and a commemorative Walk to Remember bottle holder. Those who are unable to attend in person may still support the event through online donations.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 10:35 AM, 05.03.2022

Herb Guild meets May 11

The May meeting of The Herb Guild Garden Club will be Wednesday, May 11, at Westlake Porter Public Library. The business part of the meeting will start at 10:30 a.m., with the presentation following at 12:30 p.m. The Tea Lab, a Lakewood business, will share information on teas for building immunity. Guests are very welcome! The library has dropped the mask mandate until further notice.

For more information on the upcoming meeting, call 440-353-9764 or visit theherbguild.org. You can also find us on Facebook under The Herb Guild.

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 8, Posted 9:27 AM, 04.19.2022

Westlake Garden Club is blooming

Starting last month the Westlake Garden Club became the only garden club in the entire Westshore area to offer Saturday meetings.

Gardening is the most popular hobby in the country and the club’s goal is to be more accessible to gardeners who work. This has immediately sparked new interest.

After being shut down all last year due to covid, the club returned with a full slate of programs, outings and events. The March meeting on orchid care was presented to a full room at Westlake Porter Public Library.

Now we are turning our attention to a common problem in spring. Folks in this area are all too familiar with the heartbreak that comes from seeing that the local wildlife has destroyed their carefully planted yard and garden or eaten all the seed meant for the birds!

Read Full Story
Volume 14, Issue 7, Posted 10:55 AM, 04.05.2022