Friday, February 22, 2013
Last year's successful inaugural event means more vendors this year.
Hoping to build on last year’s successful inaugural Avon Lake Wine Festival, Councilman Dan Bucci said the festival will return this year, but this time on a Saturday. The July 13 event will again be held at Veterans Memorial Park. The city is expecting to again receive a one-day alcohol permit for the park, where alcohol is not normally permitted. “The plans are very similar to what we did last year,” Bucci said. The inaugural event, held on a Friday evening last summer, drew more than 1,500 visitors. More than 1,000 people sampled wine from five Lorain County wineries at the event, which included art, music and food from area restaurants. “We want more food vendors from Avon Lake and are hoping for more (wine) pourers for shorter lines…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Looking for something to do this weekend for you and the family? We've got some great suggestions.
Looking for something to do this weekend? If you live on the North Coast, you’re in luck. You won’t have to stray far from home to enjoy these activities this weekend. From Friday night’s Movie under the stars to Sunday night’s free concert in the park, we’ve found plenty for you to do. Movie Under the Stars on Friday What better way to spend a Friday evening than on a blanket or lawn chair watching Will Ferrell? The Avon Lake Parks & Recreation Department is hosting its final Movie Under the Stars, Friday, Aug. 4 at Walker Road Park. The final outdoor movie screening of the summer will be at sundown (about 8:45 p.m.) The feature presentation is Kicking and Screaming starring Will Ferrell. Bring family, friends, and a blanket or lawn …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sure it's hot outside, but enjoy it because it will be winter before you know it.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Lois Mills of Sand Springs Oklahoma gives her three-year-old grandson Dewight and his sister Madalyn a push on the swings Friday afternoon at Miller Road Park. Mills said she and her husband were in town to visit their grandchildren for the summer.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Hotdogs, hamburgers, face painting and music are just part of the afternoon and evening's fun.
The first of three major events held at Veterans Memorial Park in Avon Lake this summer, The All-American Family Cookout, kicks off at 4 .m. on Friday, June 29. Sponsored by the non-profit Avon Lake Waterfront LLC, with the support of the city of Avon Lake, the barbecue—which is open to the public—promises a full afternoon and evening of great food and fun. And like the name suggests, the barbecue is a family friendly event. Local businesses will be providing the food and area organizations will be chipping in as well. Pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, wings will be available for purchase from Avon Lake eateries. Giant Eagle will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice pops; the Eagles Nest (Giant Eagle) will offer face painting; BW3’s is …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Get ready to kick off a busy weekend.
If you live in the Avon-Avon Lake area, you’d be hard pressed not to find something to do this weekend. We would almost call this the busiest weekend of the year. The weekend forecast is calling for partly cloudy and (finally) a break in the heat as temperatures top out in the low 80s. Here’s a roundup of what’s going on this weekend. Peter Miller House plaque dedication: What do you know about the Peter Miller House Museum? It's Avon Lake's oldest house and it's full of history. On Sunday, its history is acknowledged during a three hour event. Free. Civil War Sunday: Head over to the Peter Miller House to see a Civil War camp, a real canon and Abe Lincoln. Free. Aunt Teak and Uncle Junque Yard Sales – There are more than 35 antique, …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
How are you spending the first day of summer?
Today is the official start of summer! How will you be spending it? Here are a few ideas for local ways to start the summer off right in Avon and Avon Lake: Cool off Avon Lake has a Community Pool for residents to enjoy. Not a member? Don't forget Lake Erie. There are public beaches at both Miller Road Park and Veterans Memorial Park Spend some time outside There are plenty of ways to get active in Avon and Avon Lake, whether you want to stroll the Kopf Reservation Metropark or Miller Nature Preserve. There's a surprising number of golf courses including Avondale Golf Club, West Pines Golf Range, Red Tail Golf Club and Sweetbriar. Just make sure that you’re safe if you’re outside—it’s supposed to be in the 90s today. Check out these hot …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Don't miss the Lorain County Historical Society's presentation on the Titanic.
Bored of summer already? The Avon Branch Library has plenty going on for kids and adults. For more information or to pre-register, call the Avon Branch Library at 440-934-4743. The Avon Branch Library is located at 37485 Harvest Drive, Avon. OWN THE NIGHT POETRY CONTEST Third through 12th graders, participate in the Lorain Public Library System’s Own The Night Poetry Contest, now through July 7. Pick up an entry form at the Avon Branch Library, and submit your original poem to our contest by July 7. Winners will receive a poetry journal and other prizes. For more information on age categories, rules, and prizes, call the Main Library at 440-244-1192, ext. 449 or 1-800-322-READ, ext. 449. FRIENDS OF THE AVON LIBRARY MEETING The Friends of …
Friday, May 25, 2012
There's plenty to do once school lets out. Check out this listing of events at the Avon Branch Library.
What's coming up at the Avon Branch Library. For more information on any of the events, contact For more information, call the Avon Branch Library at 440-934-4743. The Library is located at 37485 Harvest Drive, Avon. BABYSITTING BASICS TRAINING Eleven-year-olds and up are invited to attend the two-session Babysitting Basics classes, Saturdays, June 2 and June 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Avon Branch Library. Babysitting Basics training will be presented by the American Red Cross. Participants must attend both sessions for certification. Fee required. JOIN THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM Celebrate the night this summer as children “Dream Big,” teens “Own the Night,” and adults “Read Between the Covers”. The Summer Reading Programs begin …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Find out how to learn one of several languages online with Mango
Coming up at the Avon Lake Public Library: Cruisin’ Fun Fair This summer’s Reading Road Trip is arriving at its final destination, the Cruisin’ Fun Fair, on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. – noon. Gather on the south lawn for this annual free, fun-filled event that includes games of chance, games of skill, prizes and lots of fun. Learn a Language With Mango NEW! Mango is an online language-learning program that teaches practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. Learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Russian and more. It’s so fast and easy, you will be able to have a real conversation in your new language in no time. Find Mango at www.alpl.org, under …