Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Groundhog has lied. What should his punishment be?
Liar, Liar, Groundhog on Fire. *Sigh* We posted that simple comment on the Westlake Patch and Avon Lake Facebook pages March 22 and it got more than 20 likes and a few comments including: “Phil is going to become groundhog stew!” and "Off with his head." Another commenter accurately stated that Phil was “Indicted by Butler County, Ohio” which is seeking the death penalty for the "unspecified felony." (Sidenote to PETA: All comments were made in good fun. There are no plans to initiate an ordinance to cull the groundhog. Alternate sidenote: Pennsylvania, beware of Ohio. We're watching you.) This was after Phil predicted on Feb. 2 that spring was imminent. The fact is, March is ending soon and while we got the lion, the lamb is still in …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Classes have been canceled.
There is no class for students in the Westlake City Schools on Friday, Feb. 1, because of the weather, according to a message posted on the district’s website. Cleveland.com reports that more than 100 schools and districts in the area are closed because of the snow and bitterly cold temperatures. See here for the full list. The National Weather Service has the area under a lake effect snow warning until 6 a.m. on Saturday.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Check out some of the photos of the snow that readers have posted recently and add your own.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Kids and families spend an afternoon of fun on the hill behind Westlake Recreation Center.
The snow between Christmas and New Year's created some awesome sledding conditions for the big hill at Recreation Center Park. A few dozen children, teens and parents were there on Wednesday afternoon. All the sledding already done has packed the snow down nicely, making the ride down fast and fun. How have you been enjoying the winter break? Sledding? Making snowmen or snow angels? Share your photos! Click the "Upload photos and video button" to get started.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The weather is delightful, not frightful, so get out the sleds and have a winter blast!
Editor's note: This story was originally published Feb. 3, 2011. You’ve survived the first big snow of the season, now it’s time to enjoy the benefits of Mother Nature’s winter wrath. Bundle up the kids, grab the sleds, and head out for some free family fun at our favorite local sledding hills. Where are your favorite sledding spots? Share them in the comments. Kaufmann Park: Great beginner hill in Lakewood located behind Drug Mart Plaza. Edgewater Park: Located off the Shoreway just over the border in Cleveland, this location offers serious sledding for thrill seekers who like the idea of hurtling themselves toward an icy beach and lake. Memphis Shelter of the Cleveland Metroparks: Located in Brooklyn at the intersection of Memphis Avenue…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Have the snowblowers and shovels ready
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Here's what had you reading and talking this week
Westlake, like the rest of America, dealt with the aftermath of the horrific school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Many students and staff wore green and white -- Sandy Hook Elementary's colors -- on Monday to show their support for Newtown. Holly Lane staff grieved for their colleagues in Connecticut, and drew strength from students, parents and each other. Westlake Patch joined Patch sites nationwide by participating in an Web Moment of Silence Friday morning to honor the victims. Safety and weapons were popular topics after Sandy Hook. Westlake City Schools leaders talked about school safety and security in the wake of Newtown's tragedy. Business director Dave Kocevar explained security at existing schools, …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
How will this affect your Christmas preparations and errands?
Friday, December 21, 2012
How much snow and will it stay until Christmas? Click to find out!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Will your dreams of a White Christmas come true? Looks like it.
Updated 9:01 a.m. Saturday. The weathermen have been warning us for a few days, and it looks like they were right. The worst appears to be over for Westlake as the National Weather Service in Cleveland has removed the Winter Storm Warning for the area and instead issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Northeast Ohio. Snow showers are expected to taper off beginning Saturday morning, with maybe another inch of accumulation. The wind will also be a problem. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 miles an hour, with gusts up to 40 miles an hour, could create dangerous driving conditions with blowing and drifting snow. It will also be cold, with a high temperature of 32 degrees forecasted. Keep an eye on road conditions on our Commute page.