Author Archives: Bob Tuneberg

Bay Bike Parade

The annual Bay Village Bike, Trike and Wagon Parade is one of the time-honored traditions celebrated by the community each Fourth of July! Hundreds of kids turn out in their patriotic colors to ride through Cahoon Park as an Independence Day highlight. Please follow and like us: Read More »

Westlake Honors SRO Scott Fortkamp

The City of Westlake held a send-off recently for the founder of the Westlake Police School Resource Officer (SRO) Program, SRO Scott Fortkamp, who is retiring after 26 years with the department. Fortkamp established Westlake as a regional leader, inspiring other cities to implement SRO programs as well. He has led and expanded the program so all of Westlake city ... Read More »

Westlake Honors Safety Town Grads

This summer’s graduating classes from Westlake Safety Town had multiple special visitors. Fire Captain Tyler Kelly dropped by to review with the kids all they learned during the program and Tim Cornelius of the Ohio District Kiwanis came to drop off some helmets paid for with generous donations from supporters of the program. It’s hard to believe there have already ... Read More »

Great Northern Mall Announces Tax Free Weekend Festivities

For the last seven years, Ohio’s sales tax holiday has ushered in back-to-school season throughout the state. This year, Great Northern Mall is once again adding to the fun with a weekend full of special events and unique experiences for shoppers. The Tax Free Weekend starts Friday, August 5, and continues through Sunday, August 7. During this weekend only, the ... Read More »

O’Neill Healthcare Bay Village Celebrates Summer with Free Community Concert

O’Neill Healthcare Bay Village is celebrating summer with a free community concert at the facility. Residents, families, friends, and community members are invited to hear the Cleveland Letter Carriers Band July 28 at 7:15 pm. “Join us July 28 for a great free concert at O’Neill Healthcare Bay Village,” said Katie Dorsey, LNHA, Administrator of O’Neill Healthcare Bay Village. “It ... Read More »

Westlake Arts Festival

The second annual Westlake – Bay Village Rotary Art Festival will be held Saturday July 30, at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with a special ribbon-cutting by Cleveland morning radio host Tim Richards. The event will feature over 50 original artists, live music, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, ... Read More »

Bay to Honor Project, Citizen of the Year

A ceremony honoring the Bay Village Citizen of the Year, Patrick McGannon, and Project of the Year, the revitalization of the Rose Hill Museum, will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m. at Cahoon Memorial Park. If the weather cooperates, a brief ceremony will be held next to the creek by the Cahoon memorial log cabin. If rain and/or ... Read More »

WEST SHORE BLUES: The Best of the Beats

Runaway Driver Strikes Two Vehicles, Injures Victim On 7/3/22 at approx. 9:30PM WPD received a call from Avon PD indicating that their officers were chasing an SUV on Avon Rd and were headed toward Westlake. They had responded to a call of a female passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle on that street. The female driver took off ... Read More »

Westlake Opens New Accessible Playground at Clague Park

Bring your children to the brand new accessible playground at Clague Park, adjacent to the Westlake Aquatic Center and Peterson Pool! The grounds are specifically designed to accommodate children with special needs, but ALL are welcome! Visit for a video of the ribbon cutting.   Please follow and like us: Read More »

The Avon East School Garden: Growing Fresh Food & the Spirit of Community

The Avon East Garden, located in the courtyard at Avon East Elementary School on Nagel Road, is a special place for students, teachers and community to enjoy and learn in a beautiful space. The garden was inspired by second-grader William Powell, the son of Neely and Jim Powell, and his love and passion for all things nature and gardening. Principal ... Read More »