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  • My Town: Cuyahoga County Council Meetings

    Cuyahoga County Council has announced its 2012 meeting schedule.  Meetings are open to the public and held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 5 p.m.  Meetings take place in the Cuyahoga County Council chambers on the 1st floor of the Justice Center (1200 Ontario Street.  Meeting dates are January 10th and 24th, February 14th and 28th, March 13th and 27th, April 10th and 24th, May 8th and 22nd, June 12th and 26th, July 10th and 24th, […]

  • My Town: Upgraded Restrooms at Richfield’s Furnace Run Metro Park

    New public restrooms are on the way at Furnace Run Metro Park’s Brushwood Pavilion in Richfield.  Starting January 2nd, restrooms will be closed for around a month.  The park district is replacing the 23-year-old system with flushing toilets that meet ADA standards.  A portable unit will be available during construction. Brushwood Pavilion is an enclosed, heated facility built in 1939.  It was originally used as a bath house.

  • My Town: Columbia Township School is Awarded Science Grant

    Columbia Middle School has received a $1,000 grant from the Columbia Community Foundation to fund a science project field trip to Stone Lab in Put-In-Bay.  “75 children and 10 chaperones are now a big step closer to making this science trip a reality in 2012,” said Ronald Krisko, President of the Columbia Community Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit public charity.  For more information, visit

  • My Town: Ice Wine Harvest Early in Geneva

    Ice wine is on its way early this year in Northeast Ohio due to seasonably warm temperatures.  At Ferrante Winery in Geneva, they started picking ice wine grapes Sunday, December 11th when the temperature dipped to 10 degrees.  Ice wine grapes are normally harvested in late December or January.  “This December has been seasonably warmer than years passed and with an expected pattern of warmer weather, we needed to take the opportunity to harvest our Vidal Blanc Ice Wine grape […]

  • My Town Event: Akron Civic Welcomes Zobapago

    They’re a favorite with local kids and they’re headed to the Akron Civic Theatre on January 29th at 2:30 p.m.  “Zobapago is a local Akron based band, comprised of local doctors who really like to rock out and educate children about health and hygiene through their songs. It is a high action, toe tapping experience,” said Val Renner, Media/Public Relations Director for the Civic.  In this performance, the audience will be transported to Zobapa-Dopolis and will learn about living healthier.   […]

  • My Town: Polar Bear Days at Cleveland Zoo

    Northeast Ohio’s chilly weather could save you some hard earned cash!  Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Polar Bear Days take place in January.   Whenever the day’s predicted high temperature is 32 degrees or below, a Polar Bear Day is declared and zoo admission is half price.  That’s half of the already discounted winter admission, so adults can get in for just $4, and children ages 2-11 are only $2.50 on Polar Bear Days.  Zoo members and children under two are free, as […]

  • My Town: Heights Libraries Welcome New Board Members

     The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Libraries welcome two new board members for 2012—Abby Botnick and Richard Louis Artmeyer.  Botnick, a University Heights resident for seven years, is also an attorney with Shapero Roloff Co., L.P.A. and a board member for the Anti-Defamation League: Ohio, Kentucky and Allegheny Region.   “Public libraries are an invaluable asset to any community and serve so many important interests,” Botnick said. “Heights Libraries provide literacy and culture, and resources such as educational classes that enrich the […]

  • My Town Event: Christmas Concerts in Sheffield Village

    The TrueNorth Symphony and Chorale’s annual Christmas Concerts are December 16th through 18th at the French Creek Nature & Arts Center in Sheffield Village.  Selections will include parts of Handel’s Messiah along with Christmas favorites at this family friendly performance.   There will even by a special surprise visit from well known holiday guests! Cocnert times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17th, and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18th.  Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 […]

  • My Town Event: Local Artists to Play Akron Civic Theatre

    A new program at the Akron Civic Theatre will showcase local musicians in a special show on January 21st at 8 p.m.  The lineup includes Cuyahoga Falls’ Madison Cummins’ soulful acoustic sound, Kent’s Ashley Brooke Toussant, who is originally from Canton and recently opened for country legend Don Williams, and Tallmadge’s Unseen Masterpiece, an all-folk and jazz group.  General admission tickets are $12 and are available at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office.  Doors open at 7:30 pm.

  • My Town Event: Winter Solstice Conerts in Cleveland

    Music and science come together at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Winter Solstice Concerts, featuring the Almeda Trio.  The group will perform in the Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium on Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th at 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 21st at 7 p.m.  Astronomer Jason Davis will give a short talk about the science of the solstice before these special concerts under the stars of the planetarium.  Musical selections and styles will be varied […]

  • My Town Event: Meet a Local Artist in Brunswick

    Brunswick Art Works welcomes artist Leslie Panfil to their meeting on January 4th.   Panfil is a portrait artist who works mostly with colored pencils.  “I think some artists shy away for portraiture because they think it’s an extremely difficult subject matter,” said Panfil.  There are definitely tricks to the trade when it comes to achieving a likeness and to me there is nothing more rewarding than capturing the essence of a person.”  This North Royalton resident also draws and paints […]

  • My Town: Holiday Fun and a New Look for Sandusky’s Castaway Bay

    A newly remodeled Castaway Bay opens for the winter with a whole lot of holiday cheer on Friday, December 16th.  Visits from Santa Claus, choir concerts, Christmas crafts, a nightly tree lighting ceremony and, of course, appearances from Snoopy and the Gang will all be part of the festivities, which go through Wednesday, December 21st.  Santa visits continue through Friday, December 23rd.  The tree lightings continue through Christmas Eve, while a sing-along with Snoopy goes through Friday, December 30th.   New […]

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