Egg drop is a fun -- and messy -- way to learn science
Summer vacation comes to a close for Westlake children this week, as Westlake City Schools start classes on Thursday. Westlake Porter Library helped some parents with the transition from summer to school with Science Week, which featured several activities that mixed learning and fun. Activities ranged from a visit by animals from Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, learning about robots, and chances to experiment from everything from electronics to building structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows. Did your children participate in Science Week? Share your photos here! "It's our mission to educate," library director Andrew Mangels said. "We're hoping what (the children have) done this week will get them excited about science, and …
Westlake Kiwanis President Rick Grane beat out the competition in our unscientific poll.
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- Kate Spirgen
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The votes are in, and we have a winner! Westlake Patch readers have voted Rick Grane's literal interpretation of a bicentennial beard the best in the city. A group of 10 men competed last week in the official Bicentennial Beard-Growing Contest at City Hall as the city celebrates its 200th birthday. The bewhiskered men each started with a clean-shaven face in July and grew their beards for four months in hopes of winning in categories like best beard, most innovative beard and longest beard. We put the vote to you, and you picked Grane's as the best with 27 votes, followed by Andrew Mangels with 10 votes and Mel Maurer with 7 votes. See what judges Martha Campbell, Lisa Cruse, Tracy Heberle, Sylvia Scherm, Karen Wolf and Marian Zietz …