VFW Post 9871 News

Long time coming: VFW Post 9871 honors Vietnam vets on 50th anniversary of war’s start

Friday, April 8th, 2016

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Some came wearing leather vests and bandanas, with long, graying hair pulled back in ponytails and scruffy facial hair. Others came freshly shaven and wore pressed dress military uniforms. Still others came in just casual dress.

And while this group of men, many of whom are now in their 60s, 70s and 80s, may have been disparate when it came to their sartorial …Read More

Memories and stories flow at VFW Post 9871 Veterans Day ceremony

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Carl Kessler, a former machine gunner with “Charlie” Company, of the 1st Battalion 5th Marines, still vividly recalls the events that prompt him to dutifully pull on his military dress uniform and head to the VFW Post 9871 every Nov. 11.

“It’s a lot of sad things, “ said Kessler, who served in the Marines from 1951 to 1953. “In one night in …Read More

Craft beer and local music are center stage at House of Blues

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

By Cynthia Schuster-Eakin

Sample some of the area’s best craft brews while listening to some of Northeast Ohio’s finest musicians at the inaugural “Local Brews Local Grooves” event at the House of Blues on Feb. 28.

The whole house event is the ultimate craft beer and music festival featuring the finest local breweries, hottest bands and the tastiest menu created by House of Blues chefs just for …Read More