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Rock The Bald!!

Rock the Bald is a great area fundraiser held at Holy Trinity School in Avon at this time each year. The 7th annual Rock the Bald was held the morning of Monday, May 22 in a packed-out Holy Trinity gym. Volunteers had their heads shaved and braids cut in a donation drive for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. This year, participants ... Read More »

Perfection! Four Avon High School juniors score 36 on ACT

The Avon Local Schools is pleased to announce that a remarkable four Avon High School juniors have earned the highest possible ACT Composite Score of 36. The students are Ishani Kishorepuria, 16; Jay Kneiss, 17; Cameron Lam, 16; and Justin Schwab, 17.  About one-quarter of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. ... Read More »

Bob Plantz Receives Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award from Westlake Porter Public Library

Bob Plantz received the 2023 Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award from Westlake Porter Public Library during an April 16 Volunteer recognition event. The award is given annually to the volunteer who best demonstrates the spirit of volunteerism exemplified by its namesake, Myrna Chelko. Friends of Porter Public Library’s Vice President Jennifer Cirincione was also recognized for guiding the group’s 50th Anniversary ... Read More »

Westlake Porter Public Library to Celebrate Grand Opening of Makerspace and Book Nook Tomorrow

Westlake Porter Public Library and the Friends of Porter Public Library will celebrate the grand opening of the new Makerspace and recently moved Book Nook Used Book Store on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Included will be demonstrations of the equipment in the Makerspace, giveaways, and cookies. The new Makerspace is the result of input gathered from the ... Read More »

Team Avon Eagle Raises $13K for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Team Avon Eagle, led by Avon High School junior Mark Koziy, recently raised $13,629 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2023 Student Visionaries of the Year Program. Student Visionaries of the Year is a seven-week fundraising challenge where high school leaders raise money and awareness for the fight against blood cancers. Team Avon Eagle reached out to family, friends, classmates, ... Read More »

Westlake High Girls Track & Field 4×800 Team To Compete On The National Stage

For the first time in team history, The Westlake Girls Track & Field team will send a group to the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia this week where they will compete against top teams from across the United States along with several teams from Jamaica and the Bahamas. The 4×800 team of Senior Co-captains Sydney Peer and Sarah Colman and ... Read More »

Sadie Carbone is Avon Eagle Run, presented by Bendix, T-shirt design winner

Congratulations to Avon East Elementary School second-grader, Sadie Carbone, 8, winner of the Kids T-shirt Design Challenge for the Avon Eagle Run, presented by Bendix. Sadie’s design will be featured on the Kids Fun Run T-shirts at the May 27 run. Avon Local Schools Superintendent Ben Hodge presented Carbone with the final T-shirt design image, a certificate, and a goodie bag. To register for the May 27 Avon Eagle Run, presented by Bendix, go to  https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Avon/eagleruncle Please follow ... Read More »

Active Shooter Training Keeps Safety Forces Prepared

Mass shootings and random gunfire is a sad reality of our national news headlines almost every week. West Shore police, fire and all area safety forces are doing everything they can to be prepared. Led by the WEB (Westshore Enforcement Bureau), Westlake, North Olmsted, Lakewood, Bay Village, Rocky River and Fairview Park Police Departments and Westlake Fire (and several other ... Read More »

Westlake Schools Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day! Together, Westlake Schools celebrated the uniqueness and diversity of individuals with Down syndrome. In honor of this day, Westlake Elementary School students and staff wore mismatched socks to promote inclusion in our schools in hopes of creating a world where everyone is valued and given the opportunity to thrive. Please follow and like ... Read More »

Bay’s “Team United” Top Fundraising Team in 2023

Congratulations to Bay High School’s Team United for being the top fundraising team in 2023 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Student Visionaries of the Year Cleveland raising over $118,000. Bay’s Carson Gergye was also named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team Member of the Year. Over 30 schools in Northeast Ohio raised $821,458 to help fight cancer! “Thank you to all ... Read More »