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Local drug court graduates work to provide sober-living options

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore/Lorain County A delivery of donated baked goods comes in through the side door of the Julie Adams house, a nonprofit sober-living facility. A few residents stand around the lobby. One is trying to find a job, having just returned with no luck. Residential Director Allison Pagrabs encourages her, then begins to [...]

Applications for popular Christmas art market due next month

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Christmas in July may be a joke of a “holiday,” but for local artists it’s when preparing for December begins. In addition to creating all the crafts and artworks that are purchased as gifts, now is when applications open for the popular Screw Factory Last Minute Market, which takes place each [...]

Newly opened shop to raffle off two bikes for LKWD Music Festival

By Nicole Hennessy Lakewood On Aug. 23, Mahall’s second annual LKWD Music Festival will be back, and even bigger than last year. Those who purchase their tickets at one of Lakewood’s newest businesses, Beat Cycles, will not only have the chance to see Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA (and 30 other bands), they’ll also be included in [...]

The case for adopting a dog

When I first saw Sammy, his tongue and ears were hanging from his head; his tail too large for his body and his legs too short. He was standing in my dining room, my fiance, Mike, standing next to him, waiting to see what my reaction would be. I knew he was going to adopt [...]

 

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