Monday, November 12, 2012
The Nov. 10 Chili Cook-Off at the Folger Home brought a crowd...and the crowd picked a winner(s)
To the Editor: The Avon Lake Landmark Preservation Society, more commonly known as the Folger Home, hosted its 11th annual Taste of Chili Cook-off on Nov. 10 at the Lake House and Folger Home. Congratulations to this year’s co-winners: Lenny’s Deli and Wendy’s! Stella’s took a close 2nd place, with Jake’s on Lake taking another close 3rd place. This successful fundraiser simply could not take place without the overwhelming generosity and support of so many local establishments and people. Restaurants donating chili, along with their sampler number are Athena’s (8), Lenny’s Deli (2), Rio Café (3), Jake’s on Lake (5), Wendy’s (4), Novotny Catering (6), Stella’s and her famous rolls (1), and Las Cazuelas (7). Now you know where to get a …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Benefit will feature nine Avon Lake restaurants vying for chili title.
Now in it’s 11th year, the Taste of Chili will return to the Folger Home and Lake House on Saturday, Nov. 10. Tickets for the event, one of two major fundraisers that support the Folger House, are on sale now. “This and the Folger Flea (rummage sale) are our two biggest fundraisers,” Pat Fellure, one of the event’s organizers, said. “So many people come to expect it and look forward to it. It brings a lot of the community in on it.” The Taste of Chili will feature nine Avon Lake establishment vying for the title of “best chili.” This year, Rio Café, Fratello's, Jake's on Lake, Las Cazuelas, Athena's, Wendy's, Stella's and new this year, Lenny’s Deli and Novotny Catering, will serve their chili. “Lenny’s Deli has a new owner,” Fellure …
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 …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Folger House holding its annual fundraiser
The Folger Flea is gearing up for another weekend of bargains this year from June 25-30 at the Folger House at 32770 Lake Rd., Avon Lake. Sale dates are June 28-30, and drop off dates are June 25-27. People are encouraged to drop off items including unwanted household items, kitchenware, picture frames, glassware, small appliances, chairs, tables, recliners, decorative items, electronics, books, tools, sporting goods and miscellaneous items. Organizers request that no clothing be dropped off. Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided. For more information, call John Earley at 440-213-0957.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Test your knowledge of the Folger Home
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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Why is there an historic home in Veterans Park? If you have lived in Avon Lake for decades you know the answer. Most of you have arrived since the 70s so don’t have a contextual view of the Folger Home. To enhance your sense of place and history, let’s establish the prestigious heritage of the Folger Home (Assembly Hall) by examining local history. We’re calling it: What do you know?—How Did We Grow. Thomas Folger moved to the Avon Twp. Property owned by his Father in 1875. He inherited the property when Henry died in 1885. Thomas had begun a vineyard operation on 150 acres at Avon Point in 1878 (now Veterans Memorial Park). In 1889 Thomas moved his family to Elyria because the Folgers did not believe Avon Township could offer their four …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Find out where to get your favorite chili. See below for winners and numbers of those in the competition.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
To the Editor: The avon lake landmark preservation society, more commonly known as the Folger Home, hosted its 10th annual taste of chili cook-off on Nov. 12. We served over 200 patrons, and despite it being crowded and hectic at times, the patrons thoroughly enjoyed the samples, bowls of their favorite, hot dogs, desserts, and a tour of the Folger construction. Congratulations to this year’s winner: Wendy’s! Coleone’s of Avon earned 2nd place, and Stella’s won 3rd place. This successful fundraiser simply could not take place without the overwhelming generosity and support of so many local establishments and people. Restaurants donating chili, along with their sampler number are Athena’s (6), Rio Café (1), Fratello’s (8), Jake’s On Lake (3…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Wendy's wins this year's cook-off.
The Avon Lake Landmark Preservation Society, more commonly known as the Folger Home, hosted its 10th annual Taste of Chili Cook-off on Nov. 12. More than 200 patrons enjoyed chili at the Lake House followed by dessert next door at The Folger Home. Visitors to The Folger Home's annual major fundraiser sampled 10 different types of chili and enjoyed hot dogs and desserts. Patrons were given 10 chili samples before given a cup of their first-choice chili. Wendy's Chili earned first-place honors followed by Coleone's (second) and Stella's (third). Also competing were Athena’s, Rio Café, Fratello’s, Jake’s on Lake, Chili’s of Great Northern, Casita del Lago and Las Cazuelas. The event featured raffle items including a $125 family pool pass …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Popular event is Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Folger Home
Avon Lake’s grand old dame, the historic Thomas Folger home, has seen its fair share of renovations in the past decade. Supporters of the big yellow house that sits near the shores of Avon Lake are hoping to continue those renovations, in part with the proceeds of its annual Chili Cook Off, held Saturday, Nov. 12. The home’s patrons have made significant strides. Workers have been knocking off items on a lengthy wish list that ranges from $2,700 for decking to outside porch lights at $25 each for the house located in Veterans Park. There are still plenty of items on the list, including interior lights, a toilet paper holder and an ADA bathroom light and chili organizers are hoping that proceeds from the chili cook-off will help. The event …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Also on cable: Check out the Chili Cook-Off info at the Folger House
ALC-TV Week of Nov. 2 – 8, 2011 This week on ALC-TV, on Conversations with Interesting People, Larry Meiners sits down with Pat Fellure at the Folger House to talk about their Chili Cook-Off fundraiser on Nov. 12. November activities for the Avon Lake Public Library are highlighted by Gerry Vogel and Jill Ralston on Check This Out. On City Happenings 101, all three mayoral candidates talk with Jan and Jean. On Our Community, Our Schools, the transition process for students from Troy to Learwood Junior High is discussed. The government class at Avon Lake High School hosts Candidates Night on Thursday, Oct. 27 for those residents who are running for an elected position in Avon Lake. Public Access Program Schedule The Avon Lake United …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Stop at the Folger Home in Veterans Park for a sunset and ice cream, the perfect ending to a summer night.
Pictured, Judy Houdeshell, Avon Lake Landmark Preservation Society member and volunteer tends to the ice cream stand at the Folger Home, one of Avon Lake's historic landmarks. Ice cream is for sale from 7:30 p.m. to sunset on the east porch of the building. The Folger Home is located in Veterans Memorial Park on Lake Road at the intersection of Lake and Avon Belden roads. The park is a popular destination for catching a Lake Erie sunset. Proceeds from ice cream sales benefit the home's renovation.