Tuesday, April 19, 2011
City sponsoring contest to locate 6 stormwaters banners located at local businesses.
With the warmer weather comes the inevitable: Car washing, cleaning out the garage and basement. City Engineering Manager Joe Reitz knows it’s tempting to dump old gasoline, paint down the sewer in the street, or let the runoff from cleaning your car with harsh detergents flow down the drain. He’s hoping a scavenger hunt will help raise awareness that dumping in the storm sewers in streets will only result in polluted creeks, harming the wildlife that call them home. That same water will eventually drain into Lake Erie, harming fish and other creatures that call the great lake home. Reitz is using Avon Lake’s “AL the Alligator” to help residents get the message about managing the city’s valuable water resources, like Lake Erie, through …
Friday, April 15, 2011
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We move fast in the Patch. Here's a sampling of more than 20 articles we posted this week. Make sure you sign up for the daily newsletter so you know what's going on in town.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The popular musical is based on the first nine chapters of Genesis
The Avon Lake Drama Club is presenting Children of Eden April 14-17 in the Avon Lake High School Performing Arts Center. The play, under the direction of Patricia Frank, is a family musical journey that takes the audience through the first nine chapters of the Book of Genesis. The high school's presentation offers an assault of color, from the stages backdrop to sapphire blue ribbons that drop from the ceiling above the stage--and audience. Audiences shouldn't be surprised to see cast members dancing down the aisles or across the front row of seats. At a dress rehearsal Tuesday night, students rehearsed the dozens of songs that will be performed throughout the night from solos to full ensembles (see video). More than 60 drama club …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
More than 30 volunteers available to help those who need an extra hand.
It started more than a year ago: one woman who wanted to make a difference, a community willing to lend support, and residents in need of help with nowhere to turn. Helping Hands was the answer. Helping Hands provides no-cost home and yard work for people who are physically unable to tend to their property. Jan VanWagner came up with the idea and took it to councilman Marty O’Donnell and ministers, priests and church leaders of Avon Lake. Through their help, they recruited volunteers and received generous donations from Home Depot and other local companies who supplied them with the tools needed to do to carry out this work. With more than 30 volunteers, Helping Hands has completed a tremendous amount of community service, including …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
‘Destination: Avon Beach Park,' could be major attraction on city's west side.
The city of Avon Lake could be the home of a train museum and a community workshop if plans to renovate the old Avon Lake Theater on the city's west end move forward. Tom Patton, who owns Artstown Shopping Center, including the closed Avon Lake Theater, is taking steps toward making the now-gutted 11,000-sq.-ft. theater a train museum, features items from the Lake Shore Electric Railway. “I want to turn that into a rail museum; a Lake Shore Electric museum,” Patton said. Patton has a pretty good start. He’s owned a Lake Shore Electric (LSE) rail car for years and recently moved it into the theater. Patton rolled the massive No. 38 car through a side door and into the building. It is part of collection that includes hundreds of old LSE …
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Avon teen was paralyzed in motocross accident in February.
Burritos, tacos and nachos were big in Avon on Saturday as Moe's Southwest Grill hosted a fundraiser for the family of Scott Scarvelli, an Avon High freshman who was paralyzed in a motocross accident in Lorain in February. Stefanie Buckholz, an intervention specialist at Avon High, helped organize the event. She said that the Scarvellis, who have fostered several children over the years, are a special family. "They have an amazing, positive outlook," she said. "I didn't think twice about doing this." Scott wrecked his bike while riding at RamJam Sportsplex in Lorain on Feb. 13. He was taken by helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He injured his T5 and T6 thoracic vertabrae and is paralyzed from the chest down. But that's …
Friday, March 18, 2011
A quick way to get up to speed on news happening near you!
Read more about the stories featured in today's Patchcast: Rockne's to Open in July or August Local Governments Would Lose Money Under Proposed State Budget Close to 200 Acres of Blossom Music Center Land Sold to the National Park
A quick roundup of stories from across the region!
Read more about our top stories in today's Patchcast: Open Casting Call Brings Hundreds Looking for Fame Sunday's Magic Show at Lakewood Public Library a Big Draw Viewfinder: Hale Farm Maple Sugar Festival
Thursday, March 17, 2011
A roundup of the top stories from across the Northeast Ohio region!
Read more about the top stories featured in today's Patchcast: Patch Picks: Some Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Slyman's Corned Beef: Is Biggest the Best? iCarly Star Sings to Her Generation with Love
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Here's a quick look at the top stories from across the region today.
Read more about the stories featured in today's Patchcast: Senate Bill 5 Rally Draws Hundreds in Strongsville Senate Bill 5 Stand Up For Ohio Rally Draws Hundreds in Akron Brecksville City Council Approves Contract With Police Union Bites Nearby: Loco Leprechaun Is Part Pub, Part Cantina