Archive for February, 2017

Big or small, businesses blossom in Avon

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Avon

By Michele Murphy

They have permanently changed the landscape along Nagel Road in Avon with sleek, shining buildings that include a health center, hospital and rehabilitation facility. In reality, the Cleveland Clinic has done so much more than that.

The huge nonprofit is committed to taking care of the hearts – and other body parts – of the thousands of humans who cross their thresholds at the …Read More

Clinic’s focus on community wellness contributes to economic health as well

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Avon

By Michele Murphy

They have permanently changed the landscape along Nagel Road in Avon with sleek, shining buildings that include a health center, hospital and rehabilitation facility. In reality, the Cleveland Clinic has done so much more than that.

The huge nonprofit is committed to taking care of the hearts – and other body parts – of the thousands of humans who cross their thresholds at the …Read More

From ‘no,no,no’ to ‘grow, grow, grow,’ Avon is an economic juggernaut

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Avon

By Michele Murphy

Before 1960, Avon was a village of fewer than 5,000 residents. When it became a city in 1961, it struggled with issues that included residents fighting about installation of sanitary sewers and the construction of Interstate 90.

According to a history written by long-time Avon resident Taylor Smith, published in 2005, the state had imposed a building freeze on Avon in 1968. Smith wrote, …Read More

Dark Skies event runs smoothly in second year; department continues to grow

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Guests funneled in the door of Avon Lake’s Old Firehouse Feb. 17, checking out the photo booth, the dimly lit nighttime craft area, the space-themed tables and the ever-popular StarLab, a portable planetarium.

This was the second year for the Dark Skies, Bright Kids event, organized by the city’s quickly expanding Parks and Recreation Department.

The department’s director, Tim Pinchek, sat at a table helping kids match …Read More

Artist brings addiction awareness to Avon; local leaders try to move past awareness to recovery

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Avon/Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Mannequin legs topped with hypodermic syringes climbing a ladder only to fall into a garbage can once the highest rung has been reached.

Ryan Poignon’s art installation addressing the heroin epidemic by depicting users finding a high then falling into a low went up with no warning – an intentional choice made by the artist – yesterday morning.

Poignon originally displayed the piece outside …Read More