Archive for June, 2016

Reason to extend Greater Cleveland’s celebration

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

When the improbable became reality a week ago, many cried. Then the resilient men, women and children who call Greater Cleveland home celebrated. Big time.

At 6:30 am last Wednesday, I saw people walking across the Lorain-Carnegie bridge in order to get into downtown for the parade and rally honoring the Cleveland Cavaliers’ basketball championship.  Fans parked, then walked from East 40th, the Marginal or other nearby neighborhoods. …Read More

Fourth of July activities

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

City of Avon Lake will hold its Fourth of July celebration July 1. The rain date is July 6. The show will include performances by Says She at 7:00 p.m. followed by Anne E. DeChant about 8:30 p.m. The fireworks show will follow the performances. The celebration will be held at Weiss Field, 33401 Webber Rd.

The City of Avon will hold its Fourth of July …Read More

Volunteers ensure Planting Hope Sunflower Garden blooms once more

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Shoveling dry soil on a too-hot-to-breathe day, volunteers planted seeds in random patches on the 50 acres that comprise the Planting Hope Sunflower Garden.

Looking to get back in shape? It could all start with a walk

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Those looking to get back in shape this summer could do worse than starting that daunting and often paralyzing task by attending a bi-weekly walk at South Central Park.

Officially known as the Healthy Strides program, it combines a 30-minute walk along with a talk about health and fitness presented by a health professional or city official. The program is part of the …Read More

As Cleveland basks in championship glory, a voice from the past rings in my head

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

In the hours after the Cavaliers clinched Cleveland’s first championship in 52 years, my mind drifted to the man who meant so much to so many Cavs’ fans over the years: Joe Tait.

Tait was the radio play-by-play man for the franchise for so many years. His work during the Cavs’ Miracle of Richfield year in 1975-76 when the team made its first trip to the …Read More