Archive for September 13th, 2017

No leads in Swastika case

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

LAKEWOOD – Since two spray-painted swastikas appeared on a Belle Avenue driveway in mid August, and a No Hate in Lakewood rally sprung up in response, things have quieted down.

Several days after the incident was discovered on Aug. 16, a city employee reported finding a swastika on a bench at Madison Park.

Capt. Ed Hassing said it looked like it had been there a …Read More

FireFish spurring innovation in third year

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

WESTSHORE – Each year, burning the FireFish brings up Lorain-related symbolism of its geography (water); its past (industry) and sparks igniting its future (rebuilding a strong economic presence in the region).

Art, dance, music, innovation and community. These are the components of the  FireFish Festival, headed back to downtown Lorain October 6 and 7.

Saturday night the giant art fish is paraded down Broadway and set on …Read More

Joyful Voices choir ready for FireFish

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

 

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON – From the back of the barn, through the trees filtering hazy, warm sunlight, comes singing and laughter carried with a late summer breeze, rustling leaves that will fall soon.

Mounted on the front of the barn is a giant guitar beneath a sax and trumpet, and a sign: Barnegie Hall.

“Zippity do dah, zippity day,” the Joyful Voices choir sings on the back deck, framed …Read More

Save the Woods – a resurrected slogan a decade later?

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

By NICOLE HENNESSY

AVON LAKE – A few feet from the road at Kopf Family Reservation, two deer graze, looking up as hikers walk by. A late summer afternoon; this scene could be any afternoon.

In 2007 the Save the Woods Campaign handed over control of the 140-acre reservation to the Lorain County Metro Parks, ensuring the woods would remain an untouched community asset.

Now, residents and city officials are trying …Read More