Lakewood OH


Schwartz Road backyard transformed into landscaped garden

This year’s Westlake in Bloom winner in the large rear residential yard was a backyard project 21 years in the making.

Runners help Our Lady of the Wayside garden cultivate independence

By Sue Botos Rocky River This year will mark the fourth time runners will take to the streets around Rocky River High School for the Labor of Love Run 4 Our Lady of the Wayside. Begun by city prosecutor Michael O’Shea, the Sept. 18 event gives participants the choice of a four-mile chip-timed race, a […]

Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary helps Nicaraguan children think outside the box

By Sue Botos Rocky River With students now trolling the aisles of well-stocked stores for school supplies, it’s hard to imagine families being so desperate they send their children to pick through trash dumps for food. That’s what happens in Chinandega, a city in Nicaragua where residents live in poverty and school is often an […]

New library cafe features premium fair-trade coffee

A subsidiary of the Belgium-based Miko Group, Puro purchases coffee beans direct from farmers at guaranteed higher prices. This “fair trade” practice protects farmers from market volatility and helps them achieve long-term financial stability.