Saturday, October 27, 2012
Fans flock to see local Iron Chef and get autographed copies of his new book, "Carnivore."
Michael Symon brought his new book, his mom and dad, and his inimitable laugh to a book-signing for her new book, Carnivore, at Barnes & Noble in Crocker Park on Friday night. He also brought a lot of people. Through the first hour of the book-signing, as more people came, the line went almost all the way around the second floor of the store. Sisters Nancy David and Amy Keller came all the way from Sandusky for the book-signing. They also had dinner at Symon's Crocker Park burger joint B Spot. "He's got such a great personality," Nancy said. "I like that he has his family on his show." "He's down-to-earth and real," Amy, who watches Symon's daytime show The Chew every day, said. "He's a die-hard browns fan, an Ohio guy." Symon's ability to…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Here's what's going on this week
The final presidential debate is Monday night. Patch is hosting a debate-watching party at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights. Come on over and join the fun. Westlake's girls soccer team hosts Amherst Steele in the OHSAA Division I district semifinals at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lee Burneson Middle School. Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for adults. There are no senior citizen discounts and no conference or Demons passes are accepted at the gate. Westlake's boys soccer team hosts Avon in the Division I district semifinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lee Burneson Middle School. The ticket prices and admission rules are the same as for the girls game Tuesday. Iron Chef Michael Symon will be coming to Barnes & Noble in Crocker Park Friday evening for an …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The new book, The Casual Vacancy, is to be released Sept. 27
There may be no more Harry Potter books, but author J.K. Rowling is still writing. Her new book, The Casual Vacancy, is set not in the land of wizards but among ordinary muggles. And it's a novel for grown-ups. More than 2 million hardcover copies of her first novel are set to be released simultaneously in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany. You can buy it in Westlake at Barnes & Noble. Westlake Porter Library will have the book starting Sept. 27, said Elaine Willis, public relations associate for the library. The book was being shipped from the publishers earlier this week. To reserve your copy to borrow, you need your library card. Then, look up the book in the library's catalog, either …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
From a holiday concert to a silent auction, there's plenty to do in Westlake this weekend.
The weekend is almost here, and there are lots of fun, family-friendly events around Westlake. Check out our picks for activities you don't want to miss, and share your weekend plans in the comments! EVENING AT THE NORTH POLE Where/When: Westlake Recreation Center / Friday, 6 p.m. Why Go: Santa's sleigh is making a stop at the Rec Center where good girls and boys can tell him what they're hoping to find under the tree. Kids can listen to The Night Before Christmas, sing along to holiday songs and enjoy a snack. Make sure to register by visiting the Rec Center website. JOE TAIT BOOK SIGNING Where/When: Barnes & Noble / Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m. Why Go: Legendary announcer Joe Tait will be telling stories from his long career as the 'Voice of …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Here are five things you don't want to miss today!
1) Six young local bands will be battling it out for some studio time and the chance to sell a song on iTunes at the Battle of the Bands at Westlake Porter Public Library today. Dempsey Hall, Krych Sisters, Lumpia, The Sludge, Texting While Driving and The Triptyx (all made up of musicians between 12 and 18) will all take the stage between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The concert will be outside, weather permitting, so bring a chair! 2) The Ice Cream King by Steve Metzger is this week's book at Barnes & Noble's Friday Morning Storytime. In the book, Teddy Jones visits the Thrill Chill Ice Cream Shop and starts on a magical adventure. Storytime starts at 10:30 a.m. Call 440-250-9233 for questions. 3) It's going to be a hot, wet day. The National …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Here are five things you should know today!
1) Barnes & Noble is hosting children's author Deborah Diesen at 10:30 a.m. today! Diesen will be reading Pout-Pout Fish, a story about a grumpy fish who that being glum isn't his destiny. 2) Today is Family Fun Day at Westfield Southpark Center. WFamily members can head down between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for storytime, a special craft activity and a snack. You can even sign up for a free membership on the spot. 3) Today is going to be another warm and sunny one with a high near 84 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There's a chance of rain and thunderstorms tonight with a low around 72 degrees. 4) There are only four more days to use your Borders Bucks. The store is hosting a going out of business sale with everything up …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Local libraries offer fun and learning for kids.
Looking for something to beat the rainy day blues? Local libraries and book stores are offering countless opportunities to get your little ones out of the house and out of your hair. Plus, these places have air conditioning! Westlake Porter Public Library Reading buddies? Check. Song and dance? Check. Story time? That, too! Porter Library, consistently rated as a top library in the country, has extensive, and free, programs for kids of all ages! Avon Lake Public Library From story times to arts and crafts, ALPL provides kids with fun opportunities to learn and grow, all in a safe and free learning environment. Avon Lake Public Library is a HALPR "Top 10" library. In addition to a great children's section, this library also boasts …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Not sure what to do once the work week is over? We've got some ideas to keep you busy this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you have no no idea what to do for the weekend. Don't worry, Patch is coming to your rescue! Check our picks for the activities to hit on your time off. 1. THE COLOR PURPLE Where/When: Playhouse Square Palace Theatre, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Why Go: Come see this soul-stirring musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg. It’s the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie who finds her unique voice in the world. Pricing: $10-$65. 2. PRESENT LAUGHTER Where/When: Cleveland Play House Brooks Theatre, Daily, 7:30 p.m. through April 2. Why Go: Enjoy this play about A-list actor Gary Essendine, as women line up to seduce him, …
Friday, December 31, 2010
City offers several ways to greet 2011.
If you can't make it to Times Square for the big ball drop and don't want to spend New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark, there are plenty of ways to send out 2010 and welcome 2011 right in Westlake.