Holiday Lighting Contest
The Lakewood Observer
by Debra O'Bryan
17h ago
Lakewood lights up in spectacular ways. Drive around other communities, I think we do it best. Our city of homes should take great pride in the decorating and holiday lighting that seems to get better every year. Once again, we try to acknowledge and award the most deserving homes that bring a smile to their neighbors. Anyone can win. We are looking for everything from the simple and elegant traditional displays to the blinding disco of colors: one string of lights to, "I can't believe there's that many inflatables in one yard." Whatever makes you happy, you should nominate! Nominate them at ..read more
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Lakewood Board Of Education's Resolution Opposes State Proposal
The Lakewood Observer
by Christine Gordillo
17h ago
The Lakewood Board of Education at its November 21 meeting unanimously approved a reolution stating its opposition to a proposed anti-LGBTQ+ resolution under consideration by the Ohio Board of Education. The Board's resolution states that the Ohio Board of Education's proposal: "contradicts Lakewood City Schools Board of Education Policy...(and) is also in oppostion to Lakewood's Vision of a Lakeood Graduate, specifically the values of empathy and global awareness, and violates the ideals of human kindness and inclusion that are so valued by the Lakewood Community." The resolution encourages t ..read more
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"Why I Love Lakewood" - Winning Essay by Landon Metz
The Lakewood Observer
by Landon Metz
17h ago
I love this small but big community called Lakewood. This is my dream town! My parents moved us here a few years ago from the eastside because they loved it so much. There are so many things to love it’s hard to narrow it down!            First, Lakewood is an interesting historical city. There are so many old houses and buildings. It’s great to see people fixing up their old houses to make them beautiful and charming again. My family is working on fixing up our house that just turned 101 years old. I like to think about all of the families tha ..read more
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December Events At Lakewood Public Library
The Lakewood Observer
by Lisa Calfee
17h ago
View Image Gallery Meet the Author- "Christmas in Cleveland" Book by Alan Dutka Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Main Library Auditorium  Many Clevelanders recall the Sterling-Lindner Christmas trees, shopping at the Twigbee Shop and visits with Mr. Jingeling. Local author Alan Dutka will share fond recollections of bygone holiday seasons. Alan Dutka has authored nine books on Cleveland history and has made multiple media appearances. This program is presented in partnership with the Lakewood Historical Society. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event. Meet th ..read more
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Harlan Radford Receives Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award
The Lakewood Observer
by Lynn Donaldson
17h ago
Harlan Radford has been named a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River in recognition of his leadership in the club and the communities it serves. He was among those honored at the District 6630 Annual Foundation Awards Gala at Windows on the River on November 17. Radford joined the club in July 2014 and immediately became totally involved in growing and strengthening the club’s membership. In presenting the award, past president Jim Lechko acknowledged Radford’s contributions, stating, “He has an amazing ability to explain and exemplify the tenets of our org ..read more
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Children's And Youth Services Programs
The Lakewood Observer
by Jeffrey Siebert
17h ago
Pre-school Story Time:For You and Your 2 to 5-Year-Old Pre-schooler This four-week pre-school story time is ideal for walkers, new talkers, and learning early literacy skills. You and your toddler and preschoolers will enjoy short books, songs and rhymes. The focus is on skills with your participation as a model. Registration is required. Register once for all four weeks. Main Library- Tuesdays, January 3- January 24, 2023 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  Wednesdays, January 4- January 25, 2023 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Madison Branch- Thursdays, January 5- January 26, 2023 ..read more
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LCAC Wraps Up Thanksgiving Food Drive, Prepares For Christmas Food Drive
The Lakewood Observer
by Sara Crawford
17h ago
View Image Gallery With the help of dozens of Lakewood community members, Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation was able to deliver non-perishable and perishable bags filled with Thanksgiving fixings to 150 Lakewood residences. This was part of LCAC’s Thanksgiving Food Drive, which took place over the weekend before Thanksgiving. In addition to the 150 residences given bags of food, LCAC also mailed 150 Giant Eagle gift cards worth $75 to other families in need. On Nov. 18, volunteers came in the morning to sort all the non-perishable food within an hour. Later that night, more volunt ..read more
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Starr Gazer
The Lakewood Observer
by Eva Starr
17h ago
DECEMBER ARIES: The Ram’s got bigger-than-life things going on behind closed doors, & the Sunbeams are in your house of higher learning & overseas…looks like you’re taking a Sleigh Ride abroad TAURUS: The Bull is catching some rays from other people’s money/resources; luck is coming to you from friends, groups & associations who may have seen Mommy Kissing Santa Claus GEMINI: The Twin’s business/personal partnerships are getting a double boost from the Sun & Jolly Jupiter has landed in your Career house…It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year CANCER: The Crab’s focus is on ..read more
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Grace Presbyterian Church To Honor Dr. H. Leslie Adams
The Lakewood Observer
by Debra O'Bryan
17h ago
Twenty-seven years ago Grace Presbyterian Church had the honor of turning Grace’s musical program over into the hands of world-renowned composer, Dr. H. Leslie Adams. Now Grace is celebrating Dr. Adams’ ninetieth birthday with a concert in his honor. On Saturday, December 10th, a concert will take place at 2:00 PM at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1659 Rosewood Avenue, Lakewood. Guest artists will be gifting the audience with many of Dr. Adam’s works. Pianists Nicole diPaolo and Dan Overly, of the Cleveland Music Settlement, will be at the piano and violin. Additionally there will be pie ..read more
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All Over The Place 2: Reviews Of Recent Releases By Local Bands, Pt. 129
The Lakewood Observer
by Buzz Kompier
17h ago
Moonlove - May Never Happen - Concentric Circles - 10 songs - LP, digital I really like when totally obscure bands get reissued. This album originally came out on cassette only in 1985 in an edition of “probably fewer than 25 copies” on the classic Kent label Discographies For The Deaf (numbered DFTD 4— I have only seen evidence of two other DFTD releases but consider my interest piqued). Who were Moonlove? Well, there’s Jeff Curtis (whose recent music has been reviewed here at least once and has been in many great bands, from Bad Crabs to Satan’s Satellites and beyond), Randy Russell (who w ..read more
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