Lakewood OH


Trial-and-error method used to grow winning shade garden

Hungry deer and heavy rains have not been good for Martha Radka’s hosta plants this year, she told West Life. But Radka, who has about a dozen variations of hostas in her yard, said she doesn’t plan on replacing them because she loves the plant, which does well in the shade.

New St. Raphael church to be blessing for generations, pastor says

During the dedication Mass, Bishop Richard Lennon prayed over and blessed several parts of the new church, including the lectern, the organ, the baptismal font and the presider’s chair. Later, the bishop anointed and blessed the altar in a side chapel, to be called the Franciscan Chapel. Lennon also anointed the walls of the church with holy oil at four locations.

Saturday reception caps annual arts show

Artists entered works in five categories – oil/acrylic, watercolor, drawing, charcoal/pastel, and photography. Prizes of $100 will be given to first-place artists, with $50 going to second-place finishers. For the first time this year, categories were divided into two divisions, professional and amateur.

Austrian royal jewel sparkles again in story of daring heist by Rocky River author

By Sue Botos Rocky River It may be the dream of many journalists to interview a real internationally known thief. But that’s exactly what writer Jennifer Bowers Bahney had the chance to do while researching her book “Stealing Sisi’s Star: How a Master Thief Nearly Got Away with Austria’s Most Famous Jewel.” “I’m a history […]