FP-chatter-april 9, 2014 500 words / 10 inches
Fairview Park Chatter
By Kevin Kelley
SHOPPING MEMORIES: A representative from the Western Reserve Historical Society will speak on “The Golden Age of Shopping” at Thursday’s meeting of the Fairview Park Historical Society. Memories of shopping in downtown Cleveland at Halle Brothers, May Company, Higbee’s and the Sterling Linder will be recalled. The presentation takes place at Bain Park Cabin, 21077 North Park Drive, and begins at 7:30 p.m.
SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON: Senior citizens are invited to attend the PTA Council’s annual senior citizen spring luncheon this Saturday. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon in the cafeteria of Fairview High School, 4507 West 213th Street. After lunch, the Fairview High School Stagecrafters will present a matinee performance of “The Wizard Of Oz.” Tickets, which are free for residents and $5 for non-residents, are available at the Fairview Park Senior Center, 20769 Lorain Road.
ON STAGE: The Fairview Park Stagecrafters will also present “The Wizard of Oz” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the auditorium of Fairview High School, 4507 West 213th Street. Tickets cost $5.
JEFFERSON SCHOLAR: Adam Jones, a senior at St. Edward High School and a Fairview Park resident, has been awarded a coveted Thomas Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia. Jones is one of only 30 students in the country to be awarded the scholarship, which covers tuition, room and board, books, fees and personal expenses during his time at the university founded by the nation’s third president. Jefferson Scholars are also provided with a five-week international travel experience in the summer entering their junior year.
Jones maintains a 4.55 grade point average, is a member of the school’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and is president of the St. Edward student body.
FIDDLE AND SWING TIME: The Blue Spruce Cats will perform fiddle, swing, classical and ragtime tunes at a concert at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Fairview Park Branch Library, 21255 Lorain Road. The duo, consisting of Bruce Erwin and Tom Olson, say they like to play many types of music – jazz, bossa nova, Scot/Irish fiddle tunes and American folk songs.
Registration is required for the concert and can be accomplished by visiting www.cuyahogalibrary.org or calling the library at 440-333-4700.
YOUNG SCIENTISTS SOUGHT: Cox Communications, which serves Fairview Park and Rocky River, is joining Discovery Education and 3M in the search for Ohio’s top young scientists. The 16th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge allows students in grades five through eight to compete for $25,000 and the title of America’s Top Young Scientist. Students compete by creating a one- to two-minute video communicating the science behind a possible solution to an everyday problem. Ten finalists will be selected to participate in an exclusive mentorship program working directly with a 3M scientist. Video entries must be submitted online at http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com by April 22. Videos will not be judged on production skills and may be recorded on cellphones or basic digital cameras.