Sunday, February 24, 2013
Hear stories about this famed Cleveland landmark Feb. 28.
Custard, Coasters and Carousels: The history of Euclid Beach Park, will be held Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Porter Room at the Westlake Porter Library. Take a trip back to the good old days at Euclid Beach Park. Experts from the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) will entertain the audience with stories of the golden years of this iconic Cleveland hotspot. The park was open from 1895 - 1969. The famed park was home to seven wooden roller coasters and a carouse. On April 17, 2012 the WRHS broke ground for the construction of a glass pavilion to house the restored and reassembled carousel. Both construction and restoration are expected to be completed this year. The event is co-sponsored by the Westlake Historical Society and The …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Professional belly dancer Ameera will teach you how.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Popular band is performing as part of the Sunday Sounds Program.
Popular regional/local fok-rock band "Half Moon Jack" will perform this Sunday, Feb. 17 at Porter Public Library. The show is being presented by the The Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library as part of the Sunday Sounds Program. Half Moon Jack has been a part of the Cleveland music scene for many years. The band will entertain you with a unique blend of rich vocal harmonies, electric and acoustic instruments and creative percussion with pop songs spanning from The Beatles to modern music on the current charts. The performance will be in the Porter Room. Refreshments will be served following the performance.
Gwendolyn Parasiliti took this gorgeous picture of a winter scene. See something worth sharing? Upload it to our Pics & Clips.
Are you a shutterbug? Love taking pictures? See something worth sharing in Westlake? Gwendolyn Parasiliti took this gorgeous picture of a winter scene. If you see something worth sharing upload it to our Pics & Clips. You don't have to be an expert photographer to include your photo. Maybe you've just seen something interesting... or caught a not-to-be-repeated moment. Jim Votava took this photo of a longjumper. Westlake Historical Society Antique, Vintage & Craft Show.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! If you're viewing this on a mobile device, please switch to desktop to see the playlist.
Sniff, sniff... Yep, love is in the air. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Last week we asked you to send us your Valentine's Day love song dedications and promised we'd create a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure. Click here to see who dedicated the songs to their loved ones. To listen to the playlist above, click the "play" button in the widget. If you already have Spotify open, it will starting playing the playlist right away. If not, it will launch your Spotify application and you might have to click play again. You must be a Spotify user to listen to the playlist. And we hope you have a great, romantic evening with your loved one!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Gold Key Winners' work will advance to New York City.
Tuesday, February 12
Westlake students were well represented recently in the Cuyahoga County Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. Five Westlake High School students and four Lee Burneson Middle School (LBMS) students won Gold Key at the competition, which recognizes creative achievement of seventh to 12th grade students throughout Cuyahoga County. Senior Julianne Aprile, junior Kelsea Patterson, and sophomores Paige Dawson and Christa Beyer won Gold Key awards. Sophomore Madeline Lee won four Gold Key awards. Representing LBMS with Gold Key awards are eighth-grader Jane Fitz, who won two Gold Keys, eighth-graders Sneha Ramachandran and Ben Sposet, and seventh-grader Allie Routhier. Julianne Aprile was also nominated for the American Visions Award for “Rust …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Hilliard Elementary students enjoyed “Celebrate the Arts Day” on Friday.
On Friday, students at Hilliard Elementary School participated in “Celebrate the Arts Day.” Staci Peltz, art teacher, said the entire day was dedicated to different forms of art, from visual art to music, dance and theater. Students moved from classroom to classroom to learn new skills from volunteers. Parents, teachers and volunteers: do you have any photos from “Celebrate the Arts Day”? Add them above by clicking “Upload Photos and Videos.”
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The competition is for high school students in the 16th District.
Ohio's 16th District Rep. Jim Renacci is looking for the next great artist. Renacci is encouraging Westlake High School students in the district to enter pieces of art to the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. "I encourage all interested high school age students to consider submitting a piece, and I look forwarding to seeing all of the excellent entries we get from the talented artists we have the 16th District," Renacci said in a press release. "Picking a winner will no doubt be a challenge." The winning piece will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit will also include artwork from other winners nationwide. Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
So tell us, what do you think makes Cleveland cool?
MSN says that Cleveland is the second coolest city in the midwest. Why is that? The article mentioned the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art's new mirrored addition and the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights. So if you agree that when many people say Cleveland, they include the great cities around it, including Lakewood, Cleveland Heights, Mentor and Strongsville, what makes Cleveland cool?
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The former US congressman will now be see all over the country on TV.
Westlake's former congressman, who had an office in Lakewood for 15 years, has packed up his boxes and moved out. Now, Dennis Kucinich is joining Fox News. The Plain Dealer reported that the 66-year-old former Cleveland mayor debuted on "The O'Reilly Factor" last week. Kucinich occupied the space at 14400 Detroit Avenue since 1997 when he began the first of his six terms in the 10th Congressional District. At the end of December, Kucinich finished his last term. Redistricting pitted Kucinich against long-time representative Marcy Kaptur, who beat him in the newly drawn North Coast district. As part of his new gig, Kucinich will also appear on a variety of other Fox programs as well, the Plain Dealer reported. "I'm really looking forward to…