Did you see the classic car show at Clague Park? We've got photos.
4th Of July
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Wednesday's hot weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm for Classic Cars at Clague Park. Were you there? Share your photos!
Having a cookout today? Here's what you need to know before you head to the stores.
Even the best party planners can forget something. Or, you find out that your sister-in-law is bringing her new boyfriend to your Fourth of July cookout. And his four children. And his mother. Now you need more food and drinks. Most Westlake grocery stores will be open on the Fourth of July, although some with reduced hours. Giant Eagle will be open its usual hours, from 5:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Marc's will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Trader Joe's will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lehman's Country Store will be closed. And if you need beer or other adult beverages, you're good. According to the Ohio Department of Liquor Control, there are no restrictions on alcohol sales on the Fourth of July. Minotti's Wine & Liquor will be open from 10 …
We asked you to submit your favorite patriotic tunes and created a Spotify playlist.
Happy 4th of July! Whether you plan to celebrate America's freedom by watching a parade or two, having a cookout, oohing and ahhing at fireworks or just hanging out by the pool, we wanted to make sure you had the soundtrack for it. Last week, we asked you to submit your favorite patriotic songs. We compiled them into a Spotify playlist and now we're giving it back to you. Note: To listen to the playlist, you must be a Spotify user. To play, click the "Play" button at the top of the list and it should launch your Spotify application. If the playlist doesn't load, try clicking "Play" with Spotify already open. Happy listening and have a great holiday!
A good way to start the holiday
Before we head off to parades, cookouts and fireworks, let's get our patriotism on. Here's the Patriotic Concert Band performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the recent patriotic music concert at Westlake High School. Happy Independence Day, Westlake!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Everything you need to know about the holiday right here
Are you going to be busy today getting ready for the July 4th holiday? Here are some key things you need to know as the holiday approaches:
Celebrations will be at Clague Park
It's the day before the Fourth of July, and the city of Westlake is getting ready. City workers were out in force Monday at Clague Park, where much of the city's Independence Day festivities will be. The parade ends at Clague Park on Wednesday, where there will also be a classic car show, a patriotic ceremony and, in the evening, food, entertainment and fireworks. Workers were also seen setting up barriers between the park's ballfields and Hilliard Blvd. The fields also got a mowing. Fortunately, workers had riding mowers to cover the expansive space in this heat.
Monday, July 2, 2012
American Liberty Fest had music, a hero, fireworks and a world record.
Not even the threat of severe weather could stop the eighth annual American Liberty Fest Sunday evening at Crocker Park. The evening's festivities started late after rain and thunderstorms came through, but it was worth the wait. Did you go to Liberty Fest? Share your photos here! One of the highlights of the evening was the appearance of Ashland veteran Josh Sommers, who was critically injured in 2010 by a roadside bomb while serving with the Army in Afghanistan. Sommers, 25, suffered a traumatic brain injury, serious hearing and vision loss, and paralysis on his left side. He returned home to Ashland exactly one year ago Sunday. Crocker Park management presented Sommers with an Aqua Creek wheelchair for him to use in water therapy to …
American Liberty Fest wraps up with gorgeous display
If one of your favorite things about Fourth of July is fireworks, then you've come to the right place. Check out this video from the spectacular fireworks display at Sunday night's American Liberty Fest at Crocker Park. Didn't make it there? You can still make Westlake's fireworks on Wednesday. Check out our interactive map of fireworks throughout northeast Ohio.