Independence Day Rewind

The City of Westlake marked Independence Day in grand style this year. Starting with a gala parade in the morning, Westlakers lined the streets of Hilliard Blvd, to view the patriotic cavalcade. The annual Classic Car Show at Clague Park, face-painters, balloon twisters and food vendors also added to the fun. The new Clague Park playground ribbon-cutting and the ringing ... Read More »

Westlake Honors SRO Scott Fortkamp

The City of Westlake held a send-off recently for the founder of the Westlake Police School Resource Officer (SRO) Program, SRO Scott Fortkamp, who is retiring after 26 years with the department. Fortkamp established Westlake as a regional leader, inspiring other cities to implement SRO programs as well. He has led and expanded the program so all of Westlake city ... Read More »

Westlake Honors Safety Town Grads

This summer’s graduating classes from Westlake Safety Town had multiple special visitors. Fire Captain Tyler Kelly dropped by to review with the kids all they learned during the program and Tim Cornelius of the Ohio District Kiwanis came to drop off some helmets paid for with generous donations from supporters of the program. It’s hard to believe there have already ... Read More »

Westlake Arts Festival

The second annual Westlake – Bay Village Rotary Art Festival will be held Saturday July 30, at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with a special ribbon-cutting by Cleveland morning radio host Tim Richards. The event will feature over 50 original artists, live music, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, ... Read More »

WEST SHORE BLUES: The Best of the Beats

Runaway Driver Strikes Two Vehicles, Injures Victim On 7/3/22 at approx. 9:30PM WPD received a call from Avon PD indicating that their officers were chasing an SUV on Avon Rd and were headed toward Westlake. They had responded to a call of a female passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle on that street. The female driver took off ... Read More »

Westlake Opens New Accessible Playground at Clague Park

Bring your children to the brand new accessible playground at Clague Park, adjacent to the Westlake Aquatic Center and Peterson Pool! The grounds are specifically designed to accommodate children with special needs, but ALL are welcome! Visit www.cityofwestlake.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1182 for a video of the ribbon cutting.   Please follow and like us: Read More »

Cars in the Park ’22 Returns to Crocker Park

Rafih Auto Group Announces the Return of its Exotic Car Show at Crocker Park Rafih Auto Group, a leading automotive dealership group serving the U.S. and Canada, is thrilled to bring its exotic Cars in the Park™ event back for its third year at Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio. This year, the for-charity event will take place on September 4, ... Read More »

The LEGO® Store to Open in Crocker Park

Full Immersive Family-Friendly Experience Starting this Holiday Season This holiday season the LEGO Group will open a new retail store at Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio. The LEGO® Store will be the brand’s ninety-eighth official store in the United States. LEGO fans of all ages will have a great time within the brand new 2,390ft² store, with endless opportunities to ... Read More »

Tri-C Selects Scott Latiolais as Westshore Campus President

Latiolais Will Relocate to Cleveland to Begin his Leadership Role in August Following a nationwide search, Scott Latiolais, Ed.D., has been named president of the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Westshore Campus. He will officially join Tri-C in August. “I am pleased join an institution and campus that is student-focused, continually improving and equity-minded. I look forward to championing student success ... Read More »

Westlake Porter Public Library’s Early July Calendar of Events

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s early July 2022 calendar of events. All programs are subject to change. Please check westlakelibrary.org or follow the library on Facebook and Twitter (@WestlakePorter) for the latest updates. Friday, July 1 (4-5 p.m.) and Sunday, July 10 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Do you love Legos©? Then bring your ideas and imagination to Brick ... Read More »