Monthly Archives: April 2014

Westlake Porter Library May Calendar

Westlake Porter Public Library’s May, 2014 calendar of events: Friday, May 2 (10-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. OR 1-2 p.m.)Connecting for Kids “Teach Me to Play”—Experts from the Cuyahoga Board of Developmental Disabilities will lead this playgroup for children 3-6 years (siblings welcome). Its focus is teaching parents how to help their children engage in play and interact with peers, ... Read More »

Westlake Celebrates Arbor Day

The Westlake Tree Commission held its second Arbor Day poster contest, awarding six Parkside Intermediate School fifth-grade students with ribbons for their posters and essays about “Why trees are important to the City of Westlake.” Out of 23 entries, the winning entries came from Ian Healey, Paul Rossander, Gabriel Samide, Sarah Hamed, Neil Thakkar and Macey Chatterton. These students received ... Read More »

Taste of Westlake is a Hit!

The 6th annual Taste of Westlake was a hit! Hundreds of Westlake community members gathered to support Citizens for Westlake Schools, a civic action committee formed to promote and support the Excellence of Westlake Schools, at Wagner’s of Westlake last Thursday, April 24.. 18 of Westlake’s best eating establishments provided  food for the 6th annual event for guests to try. ... Read More »

Running with the Dogs at the Love-A-Stray 5K

Just “Fur Fun!” Love-A-Stray’s “Fur Fun” 5K for runners and their dogs celebrated its third running last Sunday at Avon Lake High School. Hundreds of runners – many with their dogs – jogged, ran, trotted and galloped over the 3.1 mile course in an important fundraiser for Love-A-Stray – the  non-profit, all volunteer, no-kill organization dedicated to helping homeless animals. ... Read More »

Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

With Election Day one week away, voters have many opportunities to cast ballots in May primary election. Nearly 122,000 absentee ballots cast, nearly 183,000 requested for May 6th Primary. COLUMBUS – With the May 6th Primary Election Day just a week away, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is reminding voters that there is still plenty of time to cast ... Read More »

Bay Celebrates Baseball with Field Dedication

It was a beautiful day for high school baseball in Bay Village last Saturday. The Bay Rockets Varsity and JV teams played on new home fields against Avon Lake. The games followed a field dedication and 60th anniversary commemoration ceremony of Bay Men’s Baseball. “We are really celebrating two milestones today,” said Stewart Watterson, Director of Bay Men’s Club Baseball. ... Read More »

A Diabetes Success Story: “You Become a Person You Didn’t Know You Had in You”

Janet O’Brien of Brooklyn is a living testimony to the benefits of controlling pre-diabetes. “You become a person you didn’t know you had in you,” says Janet. Working with Lakewood Hospital dietician Kimberly Karp, O’Brien lost 60 pounds over the past two years. She brought her blood sugar levels back to normal levels. She has averted a future of medications ... Read More »

Westlake’s Green & White Staff Recognized

Westlake High School’s The Green and White student newspaper was recently recognized by the Ohio Scholastic Media Association for its work in 2013. The Green and White earned a second place overall, and several individual staff members were recognized for their work:         Pierce Gleespen was rated excellent in newswriting         Julia Ferra was rated superior for news photo         Emily Simon was ... Read More »

Lorain Sailor Takes to the Arabian Sea

Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Brandon Foor, a coxswain from Lorain and attached to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) conducts small boat operations in this photo. The George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class ... Read More »

Deadline Nears for Bay Fireworks Raffle

The deadline for the sale of Freedom Boat Club raffle tickets, to aid the Bay Days fireworks fund, is rapidly approaching. The winner’s name will be drawn Monday, May 27, at 1 p.m. on the steps of city hall. The winner will have unlimited use of a fleet of boats at all club locations, which includes the Rocky River, Sandusky ... Read More »