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Seniors become high school seniors again thanks to Avon High School

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

By KAREN UTHE-SEMANCIK

AVON – Although the years between them spanned as much as eight decades, 40 Avon High School seniors and eight seniors from Avon Place skilled nursing and rehabilitation shared lunch last week as part of an intergenerational outreach event.

“We both have peanut butter and jelly,” squealed Kayla Joherl, 17, to lunch date, Rosa Oehlke, 81.

As the mother of three boys (and now five …Read More

Local Railroad experts share local history and artifacts

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Train enthusiast and author Dennis Lamont presented the history of the Lake Shore Electric Railway at Avon Lake Public Library recently. Lamont and co-author Tom Patton were part of Heritage Avon Lake’s October lecture series. 

By KAREN UTHE-SEMANCIK

AVON LAKE – About 40 history-hungry area residents attended Tales from the Rails of the Lake Shore Electric Railway at Avon Lake Public Library last week. The presentation …Read More

The Sheffields celebrate their schools during weeklong homecoming activities

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools held their annual Homecoming Parade last Wednesday. Prior to the start, Brookside student Andria McClelland (l) introduced her nieces, Eva and Emerson Rover, to Brookside Cardinal mascot, Brenden Jackson, and David Ocasio.

 

Mona Entile, 8, of Sheffield Lake, was all smiles as she stood with hundreds of residents along Harris Road for the annual Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Homecoming parade lat week. (Photos …Read More

Ackermans’ apple butter fest is a fall tradition of family, food and friendship

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Photo by Michele Murphy The youngest Ackerman gets his first taste of homemade apple butter. 

 

By MICHELE MURPHY

SHEFFIELD – As Jean Ackerman makes her way toward the copper kettle, steam pours from the molten contents inside and about 100 sets of eyes follow her every move.

A check for just the right consistency. A nod. “It’s ready,” she proclaims.

The nod by the 83-year old matriarch of one …Read More

Gooey, good food supports good cause

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Photo by Michele Murphy Brookside High School Interact Club President Logan Wood and Avon Lake High School Key Club Vice-President Lucy Ross enjoy a slice of pizza during North Coast Rotary’s annual Great Pizza Bake-off, a college scholarship fund-raiser held annually during Avon Lake Homecoming festivities.

 

By MICHELE MURPHY

AVON LAKE- Pizza delivery vehicles, whose car roof signs boasted seven company names and logos, began pulling …Read More