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Avon Eagle Run Draws 1300 for Memorial Day Weekend Event

The 18th annual Eagle Run presented by Mercy Health brought 1300 runners, walkers and guests to Avon High Saturday morning, May 26, to participate in different categories of running and walking races. The annual event benefits the Avon School Educational Endowment Fund, French Creek YMCA and other local charities. 29 year old Mark Grogan of Bay Village topped the strong ... Read More »

Five Alarm Fun! Westlake Teams with UH St. John Medical Center for 3rd Annual Safety Fair

The City of Westlake and University Hospitals St. John Medical Center teamed to host the third annual Community Safety and Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Boulevard. The event was free and open to the public, and visitors packed the place out! “This is an opportunity for ... Read More »

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Announcing the Community West Foundation Annual Report

The Community West Foundation’s 2017 Annual Report is complete and the publication takes a look back at our wonderful community that helped to shape its inspiring theme, Faith in Action. There is nothing like putting your Faith in Action! Just ask the Foundation’s many Faith in Action exemplars – from its donors, board members, nonprofit partners, volunteers, to the SocksPLUS ... Read More »

Blessing Boxes: A Promise Kept ‘No One Should Go Hungry’

Renee Collins knows what it’s like to feel desperation and heartache. She has risen above her personal tragedies, however, to team with friend Joe Pullin to do something to help those in need. Their mission: To build and install ‘Blessing Boxes’ throughout Lorain County. Made of weatherproof materials and installed on both city and private properties free of charge, the ... Read More »

18th Annual Avon Eagle Run is May 26: Sign Up Today!

The 18th annual Avon Eagle Run, presented by Mercy Health, is May 26 at 8 a.m. at Avon High School, 37545 Detroit Road. Registration is now open. Proceeds from the Avon Eagle Run benefit the Avon Schools Educational Endowment Fund and other local charities. The family-fun event includes a 5-mile run, 5K run/walk and 1-mile Kids Fun Run. Help your favorite Avon student (grades PreK-5) win a pool and dodgeball party at the French Creek YMCA by adding his/her ... Read More »

Former Avon Teacher Erin Holzhauer Named Avon East Elementary School Principal

The Avon Local Schools Board of Education recently voted (April 30) to award a three-year contract, effective Aug. 1, 2018, to Erin Holzhauer to become the new principal at Avon East Elementary School (grade 1-2). She replaces Krista Kotecki who was recently named the new Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Sheffield/Sheffield Lake City Schools. Holzhauer is coming “home” ... Read More »

“Homeless Jesus” Sculpture Displayed at Westlake’s Community West Foundation

It is impossible not to feel a flood of emotions when seeing the sculpture titled, “Homeless Jesus”, the work of world-renowned Canadian sculptor, Timothy Schmalz, now displayed outside the offices of Community West Foundation at 800 Sharon Drive in Westlake. The sculpture represents Jesus as a homeless person lying on a bench covered by a blanket with wounds in his ... Read More »

Veteran Educator Virginia Fitch Named Avon Heritage Elementary School Principal

The Avon Local Schools Board of Education will officially vote April 30 to offer a three-year contract to Virginia Fitch as the new principal at Avon Heritage Elementary School. Fitch replaces Jason Call who was named the district’s new Director of Student Services last month. Heritage Elementary School houses grades 3-5 in the district. “We are very excited to welcome ... Read More »

UH Elyria Medical Center, Westside HealthCare Senior Resource Fair is a Hit!

A Senior Resource Fair hosted at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center last week showcased over 20 senior-centric businesses and organizations dedicated to the care and wellness of the area’s Senior Citizen population. Guests packed the crowded UH Elyria Medical Center cafeteria and they perused the many tables dedicated to a variety of service, from Independent and Assisted Living, to Memory ... Read More »

Community Champions! UH SJMC Auxiliary Presents Uniforms for Hospital PCA’s

The University Hospitals St. John Medical Center Auxiliary recently presented eligible Patient Care Nurse Assistants and Division Secretaries with the gift of a new uniform. The project was one of many the Auxiliary conducts year-round in efforts to support the good works of UH St. John Medical Center. In fact, Auxiliary projects amounted to over $38,000 in 2017! The story ... Read More »