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 …
Donations accepted to help rebuild pipe organ for St. Joseph Church.
A concert of sacred, Broadway and patriotic music to open the summer and raise funds for a project to rebuild a pipe organ for St. Joseph Church will be held Friday, May 24. The concert will feature the St. Joseph Senior Choir, under the direction of Lorene Coughlin, and the Patriots Symphonic Band, under the direction of Harry Pfingsten. Soloists with the band, also members of the choir, are Brian Walsh and Lorene Coughlin, both of whom will perform that evening. The concert will be held in the church at 32929 Lake Road, beginning at 7:30 p.m. There is no price of admission, but a free will offering will be accepted to help us rebuild the organ, which has previously served at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Cleveland and at Holy …
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.
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…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 1,598-square-foot home was built in 1997.
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One hour concert, reception is open to the public.
After 36 years, Avon Lake High School choral director Bill Zurkey conducted his last concert Thursday night in the school’s PAC. While the night proved to be a memorable one for Zurkey, his family, performers and guests, one last surprise remained: Plans were announced for a farewell concert, "The End of an Era," on Sunday, May 18, at 1 p.m. in the Avon Lake High School Performing Arts Center (PAC). Former and current students, school personnel and those who may have become acquainted with Zurkey, who was recently honored by Bowling Green State University as a 2013 College Alumni Award Recipients, are invited to come by, hear the concert and join the reception. Expect plenty of Merples and choral alumni, singing and a fun mix of music. At …
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 …