Lakewood OH


Magnificat students and guests take a walk on the wild side at MagnifiZoo

By Sue Botos Rocky River It was a jungle in there at Magnificat High School on Saturday as students, staff and two female animal keepers from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo teamed up with about 60 prospective Blue Streaks for the first MagnifiZoo. Members of Magnificat’s Animal Lovers Club and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and [...]

Local spiritual healer speaks at Lakewood Public Library

By Nicole Hennessy Lakewood His hands flat on the table before him, where a wooden flute lies on top of its case, Johnathan Davis chats with people as the auditorium at Lakewood Public Library gets more and more crowded. A diverse group fills seats, one by one, and focuses on him; most have come alone. [...]

CERT Part 1: Disaster preparedness to terrorism, from zero to sixty

    Westshore By Sue Botos After Hurricane Sandy morphed into the storm that left a trail of devastation over a wide swath of the country, a lot of folks, myself included, were shocked that something of this magnitude could touch our usually safe area. The volunteers of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) put in hundreds [...]

Gingerbread Lane reminds community of Welcome House’s work

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore At Westfield Great Northern Mall, a row of Toyland-themed gingerbread homes lines the hallway near the food court. Traditionally displayed at Tower City, Welcome House – an organization that helps those with developmental disabilities – decided to move its display to North Olmsted, where three of its 32 family-style group homes are located. [...]