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Bay Village Schools ‘Respond to COVID-19’ in Virtual Town Hall Event

By Karen Uthe Semancik About 130 Bay Village residents attended a virtual town hall — “Responding to COVID-19” — Thurs., October 15, to learn how Bay Village Schools is responding to the virus since implementing its Safe Reopening Plan. The webinar event was hosted by Bay Village City School District, with expert panelists from Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH), ... Read More »

15th Annual Bay Village Garage of Doom

The 15th Annual Garage of Doom UNICEF fundraiser will be once again scaring Trick or Treaters this year on Halloween night! Located at 28002 W. Oakland Rd. in Bay Village, the attraction will be open from 6:30 to 9:30p. The Garage of Doom, staffed by an all volunteer crew of high school students, is not recommended for Children Under the Age ... Read More »

Avon Celebrates Two “Blue Ribbon” Schools

Two schools in the community of Avon have earned the distinction of “Blue Ribbon” schools from the United States Department of Education. They are Holy Trinity School and Avon Middle School. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has recognized just 367 schools nationally as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance ... Read More »

Sidewalk Art Inspires Hope and Spirits in Bay Village

The noble heart of humankind has always been inspired by art. In Bay Village near the corner of Ashton Lane, Bassett Road neighbors Lizzie Durny and Stacey Gepperth have been sending messages of hope with sidewalk art all summer. An evolving montage of chalk art has inspired passers-by for months. “Stacey and I are good friends,” Lizzie said. “We like ... Read More »

New Look at Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation

Work is underway on the second phase of the Huntington Reservation Enhancement Project that includes an all new concession building, a sunset picnic plaza that will overlook the shoreline, as well as new siding on the historic water tower. The new concession building will bring back the historic feel of the pagoda style building that first served visitors at Huntington ... Read More »

Community West Foundation Grants $564,000 to Local Nonprofit Agencies

The Community West Foundation Board of Directors approved $564,000 in third quarter grants to nonprofit agencies that provide basic needs services to the community. The receiving organizations include: Building Hope in the City Cleveland Housing Network for the Water Champion Program Community Service Alliance Cornerstone of Hope Edna House for Women Front Steps Joseph’s Home Koinonia Homes Malachi Center NAMI ... Read More »

The Power of Community: 60,000 Face Shields Distributed to Local Front-Line Heroes, Schools and Businesses

Still in the grips of COVID19 our Country is bravely fighting to safely work through the Global Pandemic. Power of MORE Chamber of Commerce member GEON Performance Solutions of Westlake stepped up and joined the fight by donating 60,000 Face Shields at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center last Thursday, Sept. 10. The project evolved when GEON asked the Power ... Read More »

Infant Saved! Westcom Dispatcher Gary Skelley Honored

A well deserved recognition was bestowed upon Westcom dispatcher Gary Skelley this week. Gary was awarded the Challenge Coin Award from the Cleveland Clinic for his actions on the morning of Sunday, August 16, 2020. At 1115hrs Westcom received a 911 call from a parent of an unresponsive 2 month old infant that was turning blue. The calm and decisive ... Read More »

Season of Hope

Maria’s Field of Hope is in full bloom this week. The iconic sunflower field planted by the Prayers from Maria Children’s Cancer Foundation at the corner of Chester and Jaycox Roads in Avon is in full splendor. First planted in 2014, the field brings encouragement to our community like never before in this year of pandemic-related shutdowns and cancellations. The ... Read More »

Bay Village Historical Society establishes fund in memory of Kay Laughlin

A fund has been established by the Bay Village Historical Society (BVHS) to honor the memory of long-time Bay Village historian Kay Rothaermel Laughlin.  “Kay Laughlin will always hold a special spot in our hearts. Her loss will be felt profoundly for years to come by so many of us,” Cathy Flament, current Bay Village Historical Society president said. “Her ... Read More »