Lakewood OH


Rocky River Bright Spot garden rooted in family tradition

By Sue Botos Rocky River Driving along Lake Road in Rocky River, it’s hard to miss Thomas Savoca’s front yard. A virtual kaleidoscope of colors spills from large urns, flowing into a border of more flowers circling a manicured lawn. This was the vision that earned Savoca a place on this year’s list of Bright [...]

Residents of The Belvedere groove their way to local fame

By Emily McIntyre When it comes to picturing what goes on at The Belvedere assisted living facility, a video of senior citizens dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy” doesn’t exactly first come to mind. Program activity Director Stephanie Gumina had been shown a similar video by a co-worker next door at Rae-Ann Suburban, and [...]

Greeting cards have made Fairview dachshund local celebrity

Cards featuring Dexter McGoogles have sold well for American Greetings. So far, he’s been featured on four cards – one for Valentine’s Day, one for Christmas, and two for birthdays.

World Changers spread joy one project at a time

By Sue Botos Rocky River While many teenagers spend their summer break from school working at fast food restaurants or on their tans, more than 12,000 students throughout the country have paid about $250 each to work for free. For the past week, 510 of these students, representing church groups from Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, [...]