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Meals on Wheels provides warm food and friendly faces

By Sue Botos Rocky River It’s getting close to lunchtime, and the kitchen in the basement of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rocky River is a hive of activity for the Thursday crew of Meals on Wheels volunteers. On this day before St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish feast is being prepared for recipients. Frank Grey […]

Rocky River Chamber of Commerce celebrates 95 years

By Sue Botos Rocky River In 1922, the village of Rocky River was still rural with greenhouses and small farms blanketing what are now neighborhoods south of Detroit Road. The congregation of St. Christopher Church had celebrated its first Mass in May of that year, and the iconic clock tower at Avalon and Lake roads […]

Rocky River Town Hall meeting sheds light on overdose epidemic

By Sue Botos Rocky River Despite the statistics proving otherwise, experts still say the stereotype of a drug addict as a defeated individual on the fringe of society is one of the major barriers to awareness. “This is highly complex and plagued by stigma. But no community is immune regardless of gender, race or economic […]

Successful all-day kindergarten potentially opens three sections

By Sue Botos Rocky River The success of this year’s pilot all-day kindergarten program has fueled interest among families and the potential for three sections during the 2017-2018 school term. Superintendent Michael Shoaf has announced that 66 children, out of a class of 146 so far, were entered into the Feb. 14 lottery for placement […]