Archive for February 9th, 2017

Running program promotes positive self image for young girls

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon

(Left to right) Jordis Issaac, Lilly Haas, Maria LaCivita, Reilly Small and Kendalyn Klesh from Avon Heritage South Elementary School participated in last year’s Girls on the Run 5K. Photo courtesy of Girls on the Run.

Maureen LaCivita has worked with Girls on the Run for eight years, watching girls blossom from shy and unsure to expressive and confident.

LaCivita is a representative of the Northeast Ohio chapter …Read More

Avon Lake High School to host first dance marathon

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake High School (ALHS) will host its first dance marathon Saturday to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.

No, it’s not like an episode of Happy Days where Fonzie busts out a dance solo after an endless event and impresses everyone, Jeff Arra, the ALHS teacher organizing the event, joked.

“It’s more like a carnival,” he explained.

Avon Lake High School senior Jillian Rose has been …Read More

Oberlin baseball historian spins tale of little-known ballplayer at men’s senior breakfast

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

There are two seasons — winter and baseball season.

Those words, uttered by a former baseball owner, showman and raconteur, appeared on a large screen at last week’s Senior Center men’s breakfast, setting the stage for a talk on a little-known Cleveland Indian who played on one of the franchise’s more memorable teams.

As the day that pitchers and catchers report to spring training draws ever …Read More