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Lakewood moving forward with homeowner education workshops and renovations to vacant properties

By Nicole Hennessy Lakewood It’s construction season, but not just for roads and bridges. Warmer weather also allows homeowners to make major improvements to their properties. This has prompted LakewoodAlive, the city’s nonprofit group concerned with bettering residents’ living conditions, to launch a series called “Know Your Home,” which provides homeowners with workshops that educate [...]

Bay students participate in construction projects through workshops

By Nicole Hennessy Bay Village While several Bay Village schools undergo capital improvements estimated at $2,153,000, students benefit by not only gaining nicer facilities, but they also have the opportunity to participate in the process, engaging in several workshops. During phase two of a three-phase process, on May 19 at Bay Middle School, a group [...]

Westlake author releases novel

By Nicole Hennessy Westlake David M. Simon stays quietly busy. A Westlake family man and advertising professional, he waits patiently with a muffin while the rain beats down outside the coffee shop, his newly-published book in front of him. Unassuming as he is, his stories spin new worlds for kids and sometimes get darker for [...]

New nonprofit helps others keep promises

By Nicole Hennessy Lakewood At the end of a plaza on Detroit Avenue, a sign above a storefront reads, “because I Said I Would.” The sign on the door says the place is closed, but inside, employees work at their computers. The nonprofit’s founder, Alex Sheen, rushes in one minute before he’s due, his dog [...]