Lakewood OH


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. […]

Michael Ruhlman stops by the Beck Center for a talk

By Nicole Hennessy Lakewood Michel Ruhlman sets an alarm for 30 minutes, puts his phone in his pocket and begins. “I want to tell you what an accident it is that I’m here,” he says. Being a food writer is “something I never planned on, never wanted, never sought,” he says. Aspiring to become a serious […]

Conserve resources and save money with rain barrels

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Northeast Ohio is officially experiencing drought conditions attributed to global warming by environmental groups. Short spurts of heavy rain never seem to be enough to quench the parched, brown lawns that crunch beneath feet after higher-than-usual regional temperatures alleviated winter and skipped spring. Unless homeowners or renters have the money or time to regularly water […]



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