Monday, March 25, 2013
See the "hunks" at the second annual event of its kind.
Westlake High School's student council collected $1,660 for charity in its second annual Valentine Hunks contest. Each year Student Council asks four junior boys and four senior boys to volunteer to collect money for a designated charity during Valentine's Day week. This year’s collections went to Emily’s Rainbow Fund benefiting pediatric cancer research. The 2013 Valentine hunks were seniors Corbin Dunlap, Jamie Lackner, Adrian Simion and Kevin Wang, and juniors Eoin O’Donnell, Jabri Johnson, Adam Sandoor and Connor Fife. Fif was the overall winner. The “hunks” played musical instruments for donations, dressed as Cupid and just asked fellow students to donate to a worthy cause. Student council is led by adviser Mindy Clark.
Friday, February 15, 2013
A generous donation by a Westlake business fulfills a hospice wish.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, February 15
Carol Ludorf, a resident of Ames Family Hospice House, had one special wish. When her social worker, Misty Durbin, asked if there was anything in particular she would like, she said the only thing she really wanted for herself was a lobster dinner. She had been thinking about mentioning this to her friend, but did not want to impose or make her friend feel obligated to pay for it. Hospice of the Western Reserve, which tries to fulfill its patients’ wishes, set out to fill this one. Durbin was determined to get the lobster for Ludorf and originally planned to request funds from the non-profit agency’s life enrichment fund to pay for the meal. That proved unnecessary. Much to her surprise, when she called Lobster Brothers Seafood in …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
In love? Or not? Show us in photos how you're spending your Valentine's Day.
For many in Westlake, Valentine's Day is a way to show the one's you love just how special it is. Maybe it's dinner out. Or a special homemade meal in. Flowers, chocolate and champagne will be plentiful today. Are you a showy romantic who's planning something over the top? Or one of the quieter variety who lets their special someone know they're special in a more subdued manner. For others, Valentine's Day is just another day, or worse, a not-so-happy reminder that "next year may be my Valentine year."Are you anti-Valentine's Day? Either or, snap a picture of your flowers, candy, champagne or other romantic gesture bestowed up you. Show us your candlelit dinner, new diamond ring or the shredded Valentine's Day card from "that person" no …
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! If you're viewing this on a mobile device, please switch to desktop to see the playlist.
Sniff, sniff... Yep, love is in the air. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Last week we asked you to send us your Valentine's Day love song dedications and promised we'd create a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure. Click here to see who dedicated the songs to their loved ones. To listen to the playlist above, click the "play" button in the widget. If you already have Spotify open, it will starting playing the playlist right away. If not, it will launch your Spotify application and you might have to click play again. You must be a Spotify user to listen to the playlist. And we hope you have a great, romantic evening with your loved one!
Find out who won our Cutest Couple contest and a little about them and our runners up.
Patch is excited to share with you the cutest couples of Northeast Ohio -- according to you. We'll be delivering the $100 Legacy Village Gift Card to the winner. And the winner is.... Krissie W. & Alex N. of Ohio City Q: How did you meet? A: Through friends. We started dating on New Years Day in 2011. Q: Tell us about the photo you entered. A: This photo was taken at the 2012 Cleveland Tweed Ride that happens every spring. Alex and Krissie are both avid cyclists, and Krissie loves fashion/getting her photo taken. Alex owns a bike shop. We both have these beautiful 1940s bicycles that were made in Cleveland that were brought out special for the Tweed Ride. Q: Any tips for keeping a relationship romantic? A: Still figuring that out. We …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Carriage rides, a light display and mobile cupcakes
Wednesday, February 13
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Crocker Park has added several special (and sweet!) touches for all those couples celebrating the day and weekend at Crocker Park. Carriage Rides: Thursday, Feb. 14, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Take your loved one for a ride around Crocker Park in a horse drawn carriage. Rides will be picked up outside guest services and are taken on a first come, first serve basis Cost is $10 per person and $5 for children 12 and younger. Valentine’s Day Light Display: Now through Sunday, Feb. 17, 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Trees around the Center Court of Crocker Park are adorned with red lights. A special cupid light is also hung above the staged area in the East Park near Cheesecake Factory. Lights will be lit all week starting at…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Are you and your partner the epitome of cute in Northeast Ohio? Enter our contest to win a $100 gift card from Legacy Village!
Do you and your spouse still hold hands after all these years? Do you exemplify commitment, loyalty and friendship? If you and your partner would even make St. Valentine go "Awwwwww," enter your photo in Patch's Cutest Couple Contest and you could win a $100 gift certificate to Legacy Village. Just upload your photo between Feb. 1 and 13 and don’t forget to include your names in the tagline. (You need to be a registered Patch user, log into the site, click on this story, then select "Upload Photos." If you win, we'll contact you through your email address.) The winner will be selected based on readers making positive comments about the couple (by naming the couple) they like in the comment section of this article through midnight Feb. 13 …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Some sweet Valentine's Day facts and figures. Enjoy.
Valentine's Day isn't just for lovebirds. It's also a big day for those in romance-related businesses -- as evidenced by these numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Candy 1,177 – Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2009, employing 34,252 people. California led the nation in the number of chocolate and cocoa manufacturing establishments with 135, followed by Pennsylvania with 111. Source: U.S. Census. 24.7 pounds – Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2010. Source: U.S. Census. Flowers $375 million – The combined wholesale value of domestically produced cut flowers in 2010 for all flower-producing operations with $100,000 or more in sales. Among states, California was the …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Tell us your favorite love song and we'll add it to a Spotify playlist.
Editor's Note: This is your last chance to send us a song for our Spotify Patch Valentine's Day Mix Tape. See the details below. Deadline is Monday 5 p.m. Love is in the air, the birds are singing, and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Your special evening wouldn't be complete without a little romantic music, and we want to be your maestro. But we need your help. Tell us your favorite love songs in the comments, and we'll add it to a Spotify playlist that we'll share with you on Valentine's Day. So send us your Barry White, your Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra and, heck, even the Backstreet Boys. We'll add it to the list, but remember, this is a family website, so keep it PG. Prime time Patch has yet to be created. We can't wait to see…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Visitors were treated to a free tour, punch and cake.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kate Spirgen
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Visitors to the Clague House Museum were treated to an old-fashioned Valentine's party on Sunday with a free tour, punch, cake and a chance to make a Valentine's box to hold cards from admirers. The Westlake Historical Society maintains the museum, which once belonged to the Clague family. The home now showcase artifacts from the community from furniture to musical instruments to children's toys. Many items belonged to the Clague family or other residents from Westlake and the old Dover Township.