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Party for a Cause at the 2017 Sunflower Wine Festival

Summer revellers partied the night away – all for a good cause at the Old River Shopping area along Detroit Road last Saturday – as the Prayers from Maria Children’s Glioma Foundation hosted its annual Sunflower Wine Festival. As usual, the event is the party of the summer. Old River was packed and the crowded danced to the music and ... Read More »

Westlake Honors Emory Crowder, Hometown Patriot

July 4 is special to Emory C. Crowder of Westlake every year. It is the day that all his friends and neighbors gather early in the morning to witness Mr. Crowder’s personal Fourth of July Parade for the kids in his Canterbury Estates neighborhood. It is a tradition started decades ago by Emory, 94, a WWII hospital corpsman and recipient ... Read More »

Bay Days Rewind – Summer Fun!

Bay Days 2017 was great fun for all. Terrific weather, good times and lots of memories. Secret Bay Village member Sharon Marie O’Grady Pfaff said it best on a post on the popular facebook site: “Strolling thru Bay Days on a summer night. “Taking in all the sights and smells – sugars sweet cotton candy mixed with salt and vinegar fries. “The ... Read More »

Legendary…Welshly Arms – Remember that Name!

Welshly Arms. They are the band that put up the show of the summer at Crocker Park’s ‘Liberty Rocks’ Fest last Sunday. Fronted by Avon Laker Sam Getz and backed by other west-siders like North Olmsted native Brett Lindemann (keys) Jimmy Weaver (bass), Mikey Gould (drums), and Bri & Jon Bryant (background vocals). Welshly Arms presented both a tribute to ... Read More »

“Circus Spectacular”Brings Three-Ringed Fun to Avon’s Duck Tape Fest

The annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival held Father’s Day Weekend at Veteran’s Park in Avon is always a three-ring circus. But this year’s Fest – the 14th for the summer staple – was especially festive as the theme ‘Circus Spectacular’ was embraced by the many participants in Saturday’s morning’s annual Duck Tape Parade from Avon High School to Veteran’s ... Read More »

Apollo’s Fire Captures Mediterranean Mystique

The mystique, intrigue and romance of dances and romances from the ancient world were served up in compelling fashion by the Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra at Avon Lake United Church of Christ the afternoon of Sunday, June 13. The concert was part of the Apollo’s Fire series of Countryside Concerts slated for the summer season. About 300 guests were treated ... Read More »

Addiction Diary: Real Life Look at Dope

The life of an addict is not pretty. The habit may start off as a way to feel good. But just take a look at what happens to people who lose their lives to their habit. Do you think any of them wanted to end up this way? Here is the West Shore Addiction Diary for June, 2017: Bay Village ... Read More »

“The Heart of Compassion” University Hospitals St. John Medical Center Unveils Student Art-work

How do you capture the heart of compassion? It is a question that was answered at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center last week when Lake Ridge Academy sophomore Olivia Watling unveiled her painting at a special ceremony. Her painting is part of a thought provoking high school art contest organized by the hospital, where students were asked to artistically ... Read More »

Avon Eagle Run is Record-Breaker

The 2017 Avon Eagle Run was a record-breaker the morning of Sat., May 27 as over 1500 runners participated in the community fundraiser. The 17th annual Eagle Run, presented by Mercy Health, took place at 8 a.m. at Avon High School. The event consists of a 5-mile run, 5K walk/run and a 1-mile kids fun run.  A portion of the ... Read More »

Five Alarm Fun! UH St. John Medical Center Teams with Westlake for Safety Fair

The City of Westlake and University Hospitals St. John Medical Center joined forces to present the annual free Community Safety and Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 20, at the Westlake Recreation Center. “We have long appreciated the contributions University Hospitals St. John Medical Center has made to the citizens of Westlake,” says Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough. “The Community Safety and ... Read More »