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Young Marines land in Fairview Park

Think of the Young Marines as scouting on steroids. Participants meet one weekend each month, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. Weekends consist of classroom time during which drills and military customs are taught, as well as outdoor time for physical fitness activities and hiking.

Scuba school surfaces on Lorain Road

There’s no surf in Cleveland, but there is scuba diving in Lake Erie. And one can learn how to scuba dive in Fairview Park. That’s thanks to Just Add Water, a snorkel and scuba center opened in May by Brenda Miracle.

Rabbi plans Jewish community center in Westlake

Rabbi Mendel Jacobs is launching his outreach efforts to West Side Jews by holding Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at the Westlake Recreation Center later this month.

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

Hungry deer and heavy rains have not been good for Martha Radca’s hosta plants this year, she told West Life. But Radca, 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.