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Avon Athletic Director Erich Frombach Honored

Avon Local Schools Athletic Director Erich Frombach has been selected by the Northeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NEOIAAA) Executive Board as the 2019 NEOIAAA Meritorious Service Award winner, which is presented to an association member who exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism and who is a positive role model. The award recognizes special contributions, leadership and service to interscholastic athletics ... Read More »

Community West Foundation Teams with Straight from the Heart for Red-Tie Gala

Over 500 guests joined in the fun for the 15th annual Straight from the Heart Red-Tie Gala – the west side’s leading fundraiser benefiting cardiovascular services for the communities surrounding Avon, Fairview and Lutheran Hospitals – at Westlake’s LaCentre last Saturday evening. “On behalf of the Straight from the Heart Committee, we would like to thank you and the community ... Read More »

New Bay Library Design and Rendering Revealed

The Cuyahoga County Public Library shared a preliminary design concept with the Bay Village Cahoon Park Trustees (City Council) on Monday, Feb. 4. Library officials report that “a more fleshed out rendering will be developed over the next couple of months. This concept was shared as part our ongoing dialogue with the City to ensure the project has support from ... Read More »

Youth Challenge Announces Leadership Transition

The Youth Challenge (YC) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher J. Garr as CEO, effective February 4, 2019. Garr replaces Founder and Executive Director, Mary Sue Tanis, who is transitioning into a new role as Director of Planned Giving for the Westlake non-profit. The announcement follows an 18-month search conducted by the Youth Challenge Board ... Read More »

A New School Rises in Westlake

As the curtain lifts on 2019, a big change is also taking place on the community and education landscape of Westlake. Significant progress is being made on the new Westlake Elementary School, now under construction on Center Ridge Road just west of Dover Center. Occupying real estate adjacent to Westlake Porter Public Library, the new building will serve Pre-K through ... Read More »

SocksPLUS Program Helps the Homeless

Community West Foundation is a local philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting organizations that provide the basic needs of food, clothing, and medical care to the most needy in and around Western Cuyahoga County. The Foundation approaches philanthropy with imagination and encourages efforts to strengthen the health and well being of our community by raising awareness of the issues that affect ... Read More »

It’s an Olde-Fashioned Christmas in Avon

The City of Avon’s annual Tree Lighting Festival was presented by the French Creek Foundation on the afternoon of Dec. 1. It was an unforgettable day for brothers Chase Andersen-Holland, 10, and Rilley Holland, 8, winners of the 2018 Golden Ticket to ride with Santa on his horse-drawn sleigh from the gazebo on Detroit Rd. and Rt. 611 to Olde ... Read More »

Ed & Barb Leszynski Named Mr. & Mrs. Westlake 2019

Ed and Barb Leszynski were named Mr. & Mrs. Westlake 2019 by Mayor Dennis Clough at the city’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremonies, held this year at Westlake City Hall the evening of Dec. 1. The award is presented annually to the couple selected from letters of nomination for their contributions to community. Mayor Clough touched on the  many highlights ... Read More »

“Homeless Jesus” Sculpture Finds Thanksgiving Home at Messiah Lutheran Church

A life size sculpture titled “Homeless Jesus” has traveled to Messiah Lutheran Church in Fairview Park. Created by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz, it depicts Jesus as a homeless person lying on a bench covered by a blanket with wounds in his feet. This symbolic work of art is one of a series of inspiring sculptures crafted by Schmalz. Community West ... Read More »

Ridge Cleaners: “Heroes Give Back” Toys for Tots

Ridge Cleaners of Avon Lake kicked off the holiday season with a Toys for Tots open house last week. ‘Heroes Give Back’ was the theme as local business owners stopped by with gifts to support this annual holiday drive. Local Toys for Tots Donation Locations Here is a list of area Toys for Tots drop off points: Busch Funeral and ... Read More »