Lakewood OH


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.

Variety, color highlight award-winning Donna Drive garden

The yard includes 14 varieties of hostas alone, and 40 to 50 varieties of other plants, including lilies and Veronicas. Because much of his yard is shaded, the Woyandskys plant many species that don’t require a lot of sunlight, such as hellebores, ferns, ligulardias (leopard plants) and Jacob’s ladder.