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Crocker Park Tree Lighting Kicks Off the Season

Crocker Park’s annual Tree Lighting took place last Saturday, November 18, as crowds jammed the streets of the shopping capital hoping to get near the stage. There was plenty to do! Holiday Experiences opened at noon followed by a special Block Party starting at 4 pm, and the ceremonial tree lighting with a Sing-Along with Santa & Friends at 7pm. ... Read More »

Honoring Our Veterans

The Westlake Demon Athletic Boosters would like to invite one and all to come out to Westlake High School to see the Westlake Demon Athletics Veterans Day Display. 25 Athletic teams from Westlake High School and Lee Burneson Middle School, along with the Athletic Department, have each planted a flag in honor of our American Veterans. Flags are planted in ... Read More »

Year of Excellence for Area Football Teams

2023 has been a year of excellence for area football teams! The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its playoff pairings this week, and every team in the region has made the opening round of 16 for this Friday night. Leading the way is Avon. The perennially strong Eagles have posted another season of excellence, wrapping up their 9th straight ... Read More »

Cleveland Metroparks Opens Karen’s Way Play Space in Huntington Reservation

Cleveland Metroparks marked the grand opening of Karen’s Way Play Space in Huntington Reservation last week. The new, nearly one-acre children’s play space incorporates an expansive nature-based design that pays homage to the historic lakefront reservation. Highlights of Karen’s Way Play Space include a willow tunnel, slide, log tables and chairs, climbing structures, an interactive water play area and separate ... Read More »

Property Reappraisal Process Underway in Cuyahoga County

Sexennial Reappraisal Process Underway in Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer appraisers will view and value all residential and commercial properties in coming weeks  Licensed appraisers will soon be visiting residential and commercial properties in Cuyahoga County. Contractors who are licensed appraisers will join employees from the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer’s Appraisal Division to begin conducting comprehensive field review and valuation of ... Read More »

Three Westshore Physicians Plan Medical Mission to Ukraine

UH Urologists to perform surgery on trauma patients in mission trip facilitated by Ukrainian-born UH doctor; UH also sending ambulance stocked with supplies Three University Hospitals Urology Institute physicians are traveling to Ukraine in October to perform pelvic surgeries on trauma patients injured in the ongoing war with Russia. UH also is supporting the mission by sending a donated ambulance ... Read More »

The Last Bell: Patriot Day in Avon

Remembering 9/11 Avon Fire Capt. Joseph Reisling mans the bell on the city’s 1931 antique engine in honor of the fallen at Patriot Day ceremonies at the Avon Veterans Memorial the morning of Sept. 11, 2023. The City of Avon follows an annual tradition of remembering those that fell victim to terrorist attacks on the United States on 9/11/01. 22 ... Read More »

Moondance Benefit will Showcase Diamond Jubilee Creation

BAYarts’ Annual Moondance Benefit slated for Sept. 9 is extra special this year as BAYarts celebrates 75 years as a treasured home for arts and culture with a dazzling future ahead. Funds raised at Moondance help support BAYarts’ year-round continued expansion, education programming, free community events and more, for generations to come. “We hope you will consider supporting the “Party ... Read More »

Why Your Basement Should Never Flood

Summer 2023 has brought some heavy rains. Along with those rains comes, unfortunately, wet and flooded basements. What can be done about it? In response to wet weather over the years, the Westlake Engineering Dept. updates their excellent Flood Mitigation Brochure. Basement flooding, of course, is unacceptable. If proper mitigation techniques are utilized, your basement should be dry. The key ... Read More »

Westlake in Bloom Celebrates 2023 Winners

A signature event of the season is Westlake in Bloom, the annual competition that sees the green thumbs of the community compete in a number of categories for the best garden spots in town. First, second and third place winners in all 17 categories were revealed on Tues., Aug. 9 in a ceremony at the Westlake Community Center. Westlake in ... Read More »