Tuesday, April 23, 2013
May 11 5k at Weiss Field will support kidney cancer research.
When James Niebes, 61, passed away in September 2012, he left a hole in the lives of many. In particular, “4 girls”: his wife, Corey, and three daughters Heather Niebes Wiley, Shannon Niebes Harman and Erin Niebes Sefchick, supported the husband and father who died after a battle with kidney cancer. While he was alive, the four created “4 Girls 4 Jim,” in 2008, when Niebes was diagnosed with kidney cancer. The organization in turn founded the “I Am Somebody” 5k with proceeds benfitting the Benefiting the Kidney Cancer Association. “This is our fourth year doing the race,” daughter Shannon said. With Jim’s passing, the race, which be held this on May 11 at Weiss Field, has been renamed The Jim Niebes Memorial "I AM SOMEBODY" 5k Run. Weiss …
Friday, April 19, 2013
No recyclables, please.
The city of Avon said at 4 p.m. on April 19 that Republic/Allied Services will be picking up trash on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21. Residents should put out their blue trash containers. Recyclables will not be collected. Trash pickup has been delayed to all Republic/Allied Services customers in Ohio and three other states this past week after local sanitation workers went on strike again "in sympathy" with striking Youngstown Republic workers. Earlier this week, a Republic representative said non-union, out-of-state workers would be driving sanitation trucks this week to pick up trash. Pickup was delayed in Avon Lake, with residents in parts of the city still without trash service as of Friday morning.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wildly swinging temperatures in the greater Cleveland have a reason. We checked in with an expert for an explanation.
Admit it: If you live near Lake Erie, the last few days you’ve been wondering how it is that it’s only 43 degrees where you are, but your friends in Shaker Heights and Twinsburg are bragging on Facebook that they are enjoying the 79 degree "it's-almost-too-hot-out" weather. That’s been the situation in greater Cleveland for the past few days as lakefront communities are wondering where spring is and the more inland towns' residents are donning shorts and tank tops, and getting their garden rakes out. "I spent the day in shorts and a T-shirt but when I got downtown Tuesday night it was cold," Shaker Heights resident Chuck Imm said, noting it was almost 80 near his house at 7 p.m. We checked with CBS/WOIO meteorologist Jon Loufman, a weather…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Easter egg hunts, breakfasts with the bunny continue. Services listed.
Easter's only a few days away, but there are still events lined up for the weekend. Here's a few. Are we missing an event or service? Add it in the comments and make sure it's in our events. Postings are free. Avon / Avon Lake VFW Post 7035 Easter Breakfast Easter breakfast is Saturday, March 30 at the VFW Post 7035 in Avon. Breakfast is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Breakfast will consist of scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast sticks, bacon and sausage. The VFW is located at 36950 Mills Road in Avon. Reservations are not required. Avon / Avon Lake VFW Post 7035 Community Easter Egg Hunt - On Saturday, March 30, children aged 0-10 can hunt for more than 1,400 real …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Supplies for the horse, riders and owners is one of few tack shops in the area.
Karen Callaghan grew up riding horses. And now she’s making a go at it helping others who ride horses. “I’ve been riding horses since I was 6,” she said. Despite her love of horses, including owning a horse named "Legs" who died just before his 27th birthday, her career path led her to the insurance industry, where she worked as an insurance broker for 25 years. For the Rocky River resident, horses were a hobby, but now they are her second career. Callaghan said she used to shop at a small tack shop in western Cuyahoga county. “She always had what you needed,” Callaghan said. "That shop closed 20 years ago. “For 20 years ago, I thought, ‘someone need to open a tack shop.” Earlier this month, Callaghan decided to fill that need and opened …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Quartet will sing, present a rose and card...and it will help students as well.
Spread a little love and you might end up helping some high school kids in the process. Kelly’s Gang Quartet (named after Avon Lake United Church of Christ’s Kelly Brill) will sing two love songs in excellent harmony, and present a red rose and a card from you this week (ordering info below). “We'll arrive in bright red jackets with navy blue bow ties to add a showbiz dimension,” member Bill Thornhill said. The "gang" is made up of Avon Lakers tenor Tom Beal, lead Bill Thornhill, bass Kurt Cummings and baritone Bob Mange. All proceeds from this event will help fund scholarships for high school students who attend a Youth in Harmony training session in Columbus. The training and show are under the direction of several of The Barbershop …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
So tell us, what do you think makes Cleveland cool?
MSN says that Cleveland is the second coolest city in the midwest. Why is that? The article mentioned the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art's new mirrored addition and the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights. So if you agree that when many people say Cleveland they include the great cities around it -- including Avon, Avon Lake, Lakewood, Cleveland Heights and Mentor, what makes Cleveland cool? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
35 years ago this week, the Blizzard of 78 paralyzed Ohio, Michigan and Indiana
With temperatures peaking in the upper 50s this week in Cleveland, it’s a perfect example of how unpredictable the weather can be. It 35 years ago this week, the “Blizzard of ‘78” struck; a stark contrast to this week's weather. Formally referred to as the Great Blizzard of 1978, dumped more than a foot snow from Jan. 25-27. That was accompanied by temperatures dipping to 0 and wind gusts of up to 48 mph, according to the National Weather Service’s storm review. The Blizzard was deemed the worst in Ohio history, resulting in 51 deaths. More than 50,000 members of the Ohio National Guard were called in to make numerous rescues and for the first time ever, the entire Ohio Turnpike was closed down. Michigan declared a state of emergency and…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Tell us what this holiday means to you and how you will celebrate.
Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to do community service, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy a prolonged weekend. Looking for something to do? Cleveland, with its wealth of cultural institutions, celebrates King's life with free museums, community concerts, and regional theater presentations. The Holiday's History Martin Luther King Jr. Day, now a U.S. holiday, took 15 years to create. Legislation was first proposed by Congressman John Conyers (D-Michigan) four days …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Check out the Solon home of the dog who was chained to a tree and shot in Forest Hill Park
Robin Stone calls herself lucky to have been chosen to care for Forrest and she said he's making himself right at home at her 10-acre Solon property. Watch the video above to see Forrest in his new home. The dog was chained to a tree and left for dead at Forest Hill Park in Cleveland Heights in November, where a professional dog walker discovered him. Weeks later, the man police say was responsible for the act was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors and a felony. He'll be arraigned this Friday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. See all stories on Forrest. Visit Forrest's Facebook page.