Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Enjoy a night at the ballpark while helping CRS. Tickets on sale now.
Community Resources Services, a local non-profit agency dedicated to meeting the social service needs of the Avon and Avon Lake communities, is hosting the 5th Annual “Homeruns for Hunger” event on Thursday, June 20 at All-Pro Freight Stadium. Support CRS while watching the Lake Erie Crushers take on the Normal CornBelters at All-Pro Freight Stadium. Game time is 7:05 p.m. By purchasing your ticket vouchers through CRS you are supporting our food pantry and other emergency assistance programs that directly assist Avon and Avon Lake residents. Ticket vouchers are $9 each and for every voucher sold, the Crushers will donate $3 to CRS. Visit www.aalcrs.org to print off the order form or to pay for your vouchers with a credit card. Ticket …
5k run or walk is at Kopf Reservation.
The Avon Lake High School Key Club is organizing its first 5k run/one-mile walk on Saturday, May 25, with one goal in mind: helping those injured while serving the country. They are doing by supporting the Wounded Warrior project. The race will take runners and walkers through the Kopf Family Reservation. Registration is 9:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. The race starts at 11 a.m. The race was organized by Tyler Jesensky, the club’s immediate past president. Jesensky, a senior at Avon Lake High School, adopted the project when he became president in early 2012. Jesensky said he adopted the Wounded Warrior Project as his term’s project as a mode of appreciation for those who’ve served. He said often veterans, especially those injured, don’t get the …
In one week, Avon-Avon Lake Patch will have a brand new design and a whole new way to connect.
Hi, everyone! I have some exciting news to share about Patch – we’re getting a whole new look. It’s coming in next week and it’s going to make Avon-Avon Lake Patch easier to use, and a better place to connect and share. The best part? You’ll be able to see it all on your mobile phone! Here’s what you need to know: Our site is being rebuilt from the ground up. The news will look better and be easier to comment on. And, you’ll find more local voices to keep you in the loop with the latest know-how and opinion. We’re adding Boards to make it easier for you to connect with each other, debate an issue, or announce your garage sale, graduation or find a lost pet. More to say? It will be easier to start your own blog, too. You’ll soon be able …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Did you get rain today? Or did it miss?
Avon Lake photographer Bob Quinlan snapped this photo of boaters trying to get their boats out at Miller Road Park before the rains came. Prior to the storm, dark clouds--and thunder--rolled into the area. Parts of Avon Lake received some welcome rain after 12:30 p.m. today. Meanwhile, residents in Avon reported they received "not one drop." The storm lasted maybe 15 minutes. See something of interest? Add it to our pics & clips gallery.
Also in the blotters: Man says Girl Scouts harassed him.
The following information was pulled from the Avon Police log. Information does not indicate an arrest or conviction. On May 10, a man in his mid-20s was dropped off at the Cleveland Clinic unconscious. His friends said he overdosed on heroin and Xanax but did not stay. Avon police put out a request to find the friends and obtain additional information. A friend finally ID’d the man, who was treated at the Clinic. His family in Avon Lake was notified. An update on the man’s condition was not available at deadline. Also in the blotters: Man says Girl Scouts harassed him. A man entering Walmart in Avon called police claiming he was harassed. The incident happened on May 11 after a man signaled to Girl Scouts who had set up a booth that he …
Walk is Saturday, Sept. 21
It is the sixth leading cause of death in the US and the only disease among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed….yet. Alzheimer’s has proven to be one of the cruelest diseases: It robs an individual of his or her memory, bit by bit. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to find a cure by 2025, to continue to fund its programs of support and care for those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, and to promote brain health. Since 1989, Walk to End Alzheimer’s has raised more than $300 million to help advance research and support for those battling Alzheimer’s disease. The event has been ongoing every fall, across the United States. Locally, the third annual West Side Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Support Love-A-Stray today at Two Buck in Avon.
The 2nd Annual Fur Fun 5L/Dog Walk got a bit soggy this year and part of the event was cancelled due to the rain April 28. But not for long. Don't miss the "Wet Fur is no Fun Extravaganza" at Two Bucks in Avon today, May 19. Buy a ticket to win from more than 70 raffle items, including sports Packages; Spa Packages; Family Fun Packages; Jewelry and more. Click here for a partial list. The event will be held from 2 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Winners will be announced at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
Conservative groups targeted by IRS.
Sunday, May 19
To the Editor: Recently we learned the United States Department of Justice, which is under the direction of President Obama, secretly seized the phone records in the New York and Washington DC offices of the world’s oldest and biggest news gathering organization, the Associated Press. The United States Department of Justice also secretly seized the home and cell phone records of several reporters and editors of the Associated Press. We also recently learned the Internal Revenue Service, IRS, a department of the United States Treasury, which is under the direction of President Obama, abused their power. The IRS specifically targeted and singled out conservative groups for scrutiny. Their crime was having the word “Patriot” of “Constitution…
Friday, May 17, 2013
For second year, race will start at Avon High School.
The streets of Avon will be filled with runners and walkers for the Kaiser Permanente 13th Annual Eagle Run on Saturday, May 25. More than 1,000 runners and walkers are anticipated to participate in this year’s event held Memorial Day Weekend. For the second consecutive year, the race will start at Avon High School. Runners and walkers can begin registering at 7:15 a.m. Registration is now open online. "We anticipate a record turnout for this years Eagle Run,” Chris Carroll, a spokesperson for the race said. “Over the last 13 years, as the City of Avon has grown so has the participation in the Eagle Run. This has become one of the premier community events and is a significant fund raiser for Avon Schools. The race offers something for …
Hate bugs but love nature? Carnivorous plant display opens May 17.
Hate bugs but love plants? Or maybe you’re just a nature lover looking for something a little different? Bugs Beware, Plants on the Prowl display of carnivorous plants opens today, May 17 at the Miller Nature Conservatory in Avon and will be available for viewing 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. until Sept. 5. The preserve is celebrating its second anniversary this month. Included in the display are Venus Fly Traps, sundews and pitcher plants. Naturalist Leslie McNutt said the although the conservatory has been open two years and while it has always had a few of the plants, this is the first time the center will have a major carnivorous plant display. “We have been working hard on interactive activities to make this display one that both adults and …