Avon Lake News

New farmers market starting up in June

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Avon Lake will once again have a farmers market.

Leanne Hoppe is working to set up the Avon Lake Farmers Market this summer. Hoppe, who recently moved to Avon Lake from Boston, said she looked up farmers markets in the area for vegetables and other groceries. There are a number of markets in the area within a 30-minute drive, she said, but there …Read More

Jeremy Cares awards $10,000 in college scholarships

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Increasing its scholarship program since last year, Jeremy Cares Inc. gave $1,000 scholarships to 10 area college-bound students.

Debbie George, president and co-founder of Jeremy Cares, said the nonprofit’s board met to discuss the scholarships and then call the winners.

“That’s probably one of the most fun board meetings we have,” she said. “We get to talk to the applicants. It’s just so much …Read More

Former choral director returns to Avon Lake for Pops Chorus fundraiser

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The Cleveland Pops Chorus will perform May 16 at Avon Lake High School’s Performing Arts Center under the direction of a familiar face: Bill Zurkey, the high school’s retired choral director.

In the two years since he retired from his high school duties, Zurkey has been teaching three classes of student teachers at Cleveland State University, directing the choir at Bay Presbyterian Church …Read More

Avon Lake Regional Water launches ‘Love Your Lake’ campaign

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

To celebrate Earth Day, Avon Lake Regional Water has announced its “Love Your Lake” campaign to educate residents about the importance of caring for Lake Erie.

Elana West, Avon Lake Regional Water’s community outreach specialist, said the overall goal of the campaign is to have people think about Lake Erie and how their actions can impact the lake.

“It’s education about how people can …Read More

Sale by the Lake returns to benefit school foundation’s grants program

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

The Avon Lake City Schools Foundation is bringing back its Sale by the Lake for a second year to raise money for its grants program.

Penny Simmelink, Ed.D. president of the foundation, said “the whole purpose (of Sale by the Lake) is to enhance our ability to provide grant funding for educational opportunities that go beyond the state-funded curriculum.”

The second Sale by the …Read More