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Newly opened shop to raffle off two bikes for LKWD Music Festival

By Nicole Hennessy Lakewood On Aug. 23, Mahall’s second annual LKWD Music Festival will be back, and even bigger than last year. Those who purchase their tickets at one of Lakewood’s newest businesses, Beat Cycles, will not only have the chance to see Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA (and 30 other bands), they’ll also be included in [...]

Arthur’s Place provides thoughtful memory care at The Normandy

By Sue Botos Rocky River Arthur Orlean would no doubt be proud of the new memory care wing at the Normandy Care Center that bears his name. The late owner of the former Normandy Manor on Lake Road in Rocky River is said to have had a “vision of exemplary senior living,” and the newly [...]

Social, environmental awareness as well as beer is on tap at Great Lakes Brewing Co.

By Sue Botos Westshore Pat Conway has always been ahead of his time. When he and his brother Dan founded Great Lakes Brewing Co. in 1988, it was hard to envision the then-blighted neighborhood around the West Side Market as the center for dining and nightlife it is today. “We found a boarded-up building and [...]

Welcome House director gearing up for 230-mile VeloSano bicycle ride

By Sue Botos Rocky River When Welcome House Executive Director Tony Thomas says he’s going for a bike ride, he’s not just talking about a trip around the block. As a veteran long-distance runner and cyclist, it’s not unusual for Thomas to rack up in excess of 50 to 60 miles on a ride. But [...]