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Newly remodeled North Olmsted senior center reminds residents of programs offered

By Nicole Hennessy North Olmsted At the end of June, North Olmsted’s senior center endured two days of flooding – water that penetrated the roof during the process of being redone, pooling on the floor for two days. Luckily, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) offered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [...]

Westlake grad prepares for two-year Peace Corps assignment in Morocco

By Nicole Hennessy Westlake After signing up for the Peace Corps, Westlake graduate Anooj Bhandari wondered where he’d be stationed. Anticipating an assignment somewhere in Eastern Europe, he ended up preparing for two years in Morocco, for which he’ll leave in a few weeks. “I was really excited,” he said. “I’ve never been to Morocco [...]

Current show at BAYarts up until end of the year

By Nicole Hennessy Bay Village “William Gould‘s Cleveland,” the show currently on exhibit at BAYarts, will stay up until the New Year. Born in Lakewood, Gould paints scenes of northern Ohio – bridges and houses throughout the area, as well as the skyline visible from his downtown live/work space, where he’s lived for 12 years. An [...]

Lakewood resident publishes memoir on teaching in inner-city schools

By Nicole Hennessy Lakewood Judy Fitch pushes blond bangs out of her blue eyes, around which smile lines have formed, and looks out the window of a coffee shop a few blocks from her Lakewood home. “Every teacher has stories,” she says, a copy of her recently published book, “Wildflowers: A Memoir of an Inner City [...]