Friday, January 7, 2011
Here's a look back at the biggest stories from the first week of 2011.
It's the end of the first week in 2011 and the first full week of stories from Westlake Patch. Here are the headlines you might have missed: Girls Basketball Player Breaks Career Point Record Kalpana Beach became the career scoring leader for Westlake High School girls basketball at Wednesday night’s game. The 6-foot-1 senior now has 1,266 career points. City Councilman Decides To Stay On Ward 2 Councilman Jim Connole decided not to resign his seat. Connole announced in November that he would leave his seat due to personal and professional commitments. The representative will leave his duties at planning commission, but remain on council. Pick a Store and Stick With It The state is restricting the number of times you can switch pharmacies …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
From getting in shape to getting organized, there are lots of places to help get you started.
Happy 2011! Are you ready to get started on those New Year's resolutions? There are plenty of places right here in Westlake to get you everything you need to stick with it this year. Resolution: Get In Shape Bally's Total Fitness on Columbia Road is waiving their enrollment fee through Tuesday in honor of the New Year and charging only $26 per month. The gym also offers a free 7-day guest pass for those still shopping around for the best place to work out. Bally's has group exercise classes, online workout plans and schedules, and a calorie-burning calculator to keep you on track. If your resolution includes getting the whole family up and active, consider a class at Westlake Martial Arts on Detroit Road. The professional instructors not …
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Celebrations at Crocker Park kicked off 2011 with a bang.
Westlakers and neighboring residents flocked to Crocker Park on New Year's Eve to celebrate the city's bicentennial and the coming new year. From Irish dancers to juggling to family-friendly songs, there was something for everyone. The unseasonably warm weather boosted the mood and everyone was cheering to ring in 2011. When the clock struck midnight in Westlake's sister city of Tralee, Ireland, (7 p.m. here) the ball dropped, kicking off a year-long celebration of the city's 200th anniversary. Party-goers here could even watch festivities in Tralee via live telecast.
Hundreds turned out for telecast with sister city of Tralee, Ireland.
Crocker Park exploded with the sound of noisemakers, music and cheers New Year's Eve as Westlake kicked off a year-long celebration of their bicentennial. Fox 8's Kenny Crumpton emceed the entertainment that included bagpipes, Irish dancers and juggling. At 7 p.m., the sparkling ball dropped, marking midnight in Westlake's sister city of Tralee, Ireland. The grand finale was a fireworks display amidst shouts of Happy New Year! Neighbors from other cities on Cleveland's west side came to kick off the new year. "We were just driving around when we found this," said Yuliya Franklin of Rocky River. "This was really fun and festive." Others had been planning on the event for a while. "We've been waiting for this for weeks!" said Charlie …