Monthly Archives: April 2016

‘On My Honor:’ Celebrating Girl Scout Achievement Awards

The best and brightest of area youth were celebrated at a Girl Scout Recognition Ceremony held at Parkside Auditorium in Westlake last week. Several troops from the community were honored for distinctive achievements – earning Bronze and Silver Awards – the highest awards possible for their age groups at the April 21 ceremony. Others earned 10-year awards and a Gold ... Read More »

Youth Challenge Says ‘Cheers to 40 Years’

Leisure suits, go go boots and miniskirts were spotted throughout the crowd of more than 300 supporters to help Youth Challenge celebrate turning the big 4-0. The Westlake non-profit’s Annual Benefit & Auction “Celebrating 40 Years!” was held on April 16 at Ariel International Center in Cleveland. Guests helped raise over $200,000 to fund adapted programs for children with physical ... Read More »

University Hospitals St. John Medical Center Celebrates Volunteers

Volunteers are priceless to the mission of University Hospitals St. John Medical Center. They are the face of the organization, greeting hundreds of patients and visitors daily. Volunteers at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center donate an incredible 50,000 hours of service each year! They were honored at a festive luncheon hosted at Avon Oaks Country Club on April 13. ... Read More »

All Aboard! Train Show Delights at Miller Nature Preserve

Make some ‘tracks’ and head over to the train display created in con-‘junction’ with the Northern Ohio Garden Railroad Society (NOGRS) at the Miller Nature Preserve in Avon. This great display is full of fun, facts, history, programs, and lots of trains! The Northern Ohio Garden Railway Society (NOGRS) is showcasing several scenic railway scenes within the display. With a ... Read More »

Sound Therapy! Good Vibrations at The Normandy Care Center

The Normandy Care Center on the Normandy Senior Living Campus in Rocky River knows how to keep residents tuned up! Activities Director Tammy Danilovic, ADC, CDP, APP, C.HT, and associate Joy Parrish are experts in Sound Therapy. They have incorporated sound and vibration therapy components into the daily activities at the Care Center. By using tuning forks, vibrations and the ... Read More »

Westlake BOE Adopts Strategic Plan

The Westlake Board of Education adopted the Strategic Planning outline at its April 25 meeting. This outline was developed by Westlake City Schools’ Strategic Planning Committee, a cross representational group of over 50 residents including business, nonprofit, civic, mental health, higher education, clergy, parent and neighborhood leaders. “We want to thank the Strategic Planning Committee members for being forward thinking ... Read More »

Westlake Teacher Honored with Crystal Apple

Lee Burneson Middle School French teacher Allison Lawrence is one of eight Northeast Ohio educators to earn the Crystal Apple Award from the Cleveland Plain Dealer/Northeast Ohio Media Group. Student Carly Milasky, 8th grade, nominated Lawrence, who will attend an awards reception on May 12. She was recognized at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.         Read More »

Cooper Disposal: One Call for All Clean-ups!

Spring is here! The time is right for projects around the home and office. There can be lots to clean up after many home improvement projects! From yards to garages, from basements to rooftops, Spring and summer 2016 is bound to come with a huge Job Jar. Cooper Disposal can help make things easier. Cooper Disposal is a full‐service waste ... Read More »

Fight the Bite: Take Precautions to Prevent Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus, West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease

With the arrival of mosquito and tick season in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) urges Ohioans to “fight the bite” and take precautions to prevent mosquito bites and tick bites to avoid diseases they may carry, such as Zika virus, West Nile virus and Lyme disease. In Ohio, ticks are usually active April through September, and mosquitoes May ... Read More »

All-Pro Freight Acquires Bonne Bell Location in Westlake

The landmark Bonne Bell facility in Westlake, located on Crocker Road, has been sold to All Pro Freight Systems of Avon for an amount reported to be in the $4.5 million range. The sale means that the landmark facility will remain in local hands.  “We are excited to have acquired such an iconic property in the city of Westlake to ... Read More »