Lakewood OH


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 [...]

Team finds good-tasting way to fight cancer

More than 120 participants and a handful of volunteer organizers gathered Saturday at noon for the Tri-City Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event, held at the football field at Fairview High School, was the first one at which volunteers from Fairview Park, Rocky River and North Olmsted joined efforts.

What’s in a name? For the Beach Cliff Biddies it’s more than meets the eye

By Sue Botos Rocky River It’s cool to be a Biddie. That’s the message Pat Patterson, president of the Women’s Association of Beach Cliff No. 1, affectionately known as the Biddies, would like to convey. “We want to try to let new residents know about all of our cool new businesses,” said Patterson at her [...]

‘Left in Ink’ draws a picture of personalized memorials to loved ones

By Sue Botos Rocky River For many people, tattoos go more than skin deep; they connect right to the heart, especially when they memorialize a loved one. Although Rocky River native Caitlin Lewins says she does not have body art herself, she was intrigued by the deeply personal meaning behind the tattoos of others, especially [...]