Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Spring is only days away and warm weather is almost within reach. Check out this photo of a pristine summer afternoon pulled from the Cleveland Memory Project archives.
Were you a member of the Blue Marlin? The popular pool was located in Westlake but plenty of Avon and Avon Lakers were members. Were you a member? Share your memory. For more from the Cleveland State University library archives, go to clevelandmemory.org.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Salvation Army kettle ringers are a tradition...with a cause.
Bell ringers manning the red Salvation kettles at Giant Eagle in Avon Lake and Walmart in Avon are helping continue a tradition that dates back more than 120 years. Bells started ringing in November this year, and will continue through the month. In both cities, volunteers from organizations such as the Avon Lake Kiwanis Club, churches and idividuals partner with Community Resource Services and the Salvation Army, ring the bell each Christmas, encouraging shoppers to drop a donation into a one of the well-known red kettles. Local volunteers are continuing the now-iconic tradition that started in the 1800s. According to the Salvation Army website, in 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was distraught because so many poor individuals …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Public welcome to open house, refreshments available.
A new collection of older Avon Lake historic pieces is being unveiled this weekend and the public is invited for a viewing at the library. The Avon Lake Local History Art Collection includes more than 40 items, including original paintings, historic photographs, prints and several primitive renderings that illustrate the history of Avon Lake and Lorain County, Avon Lake Public Library, the Lake Shore Electric Railway and Avon Beach Park Resort, and shipping and shipwrecks on Lake Erie. The library is holding an open house, including refreshments, in the building's McMahan room on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Avon Lake library Director Mary Crehore said the library has had the pieces for awhile. “With a few exceptions, the body of …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Do you know how Avon Lake became a city? Join this presentation on Oct. 10.
While Avon Lake may be known for homes with well-manicured lawns and treasured for its many parks, the sun hasn’t always shone on those lovely lawns and park areas. In fact, there were times in the city’s past when the land here was beneath shallow tropical seas and buried beneath two miles of glaciers. Suffice it to say, the Avon Lake has undergone some drastic changes that have brought it to its current position as a lakefront city. “The only constant on earth is change. Change constantly happens. We like to think we live in a perfect community but it hasn’t been that way,” Avon Lake Parks and Recreation Gary Gerrone said. Gerrone, a former naturalist, will give a presentation, When Avon Lake Was a Lake, on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Plus, learn the ins and outs of Social Security at the Library.
What's coming up at the Avon Lake Public Library. Environmental Series – When Avon Lake Was a Lake Discover the history of Avon Lake before it was settled by humans. Gary Gerrone, Avon Lake Parks & Recreation Director, will be here Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. for a presentation on the geologic, natural and cultural history of Avon Lake. New! OneClickdigital You can now download audiobooks to your own devices through OneClickdigital and there is NO waiting. OneClickdigital has the largest collection of digital audiobooks, including content from Recorded Books, as well as titles from all major publishers. OneClickdigital is located under “Digital Media” at www.alpl.org and is compatible with all popular listening devices, including the iPod…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Celebrate the city's history starting at 4 p.m.
The Heritage Festival canceled on Aug. 10 due to weather, is back on, and ready to kick off at 4 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Veterans Memorial Park in Avon Lake. If you love Avon Lake and history, here’s your chance to enjoy another great lakefront festival and learn a little about your hometown’s history as well. Avon Lake Heritage Festival in Veterans Memorial Park, celebrates the city’s history and includes plenty of family fun with an opportunity to learn a bit about Avon Lake (admit it, you probably aren’t as well-versed in the city’s history as you’d like to be.) The Avon Lake Heritage Festival this Friday, from 4 p.m. to dusk has all the trimmings of a summer even, from face painting, bounce houses, balloon artistry and caricaturists to …