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Much to Enjoy at St. Mary's Romanian Festival

The women of St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral are hard at work finalizing the food preparations for the 10th annual St. Mary Romanian Festival, to be held on August 21-23 at the cathedral, 3256 Warren Road, in the Westpark/Kamm's Corners neighborhood.

Festival hours are Friday, August 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, from 2:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, August 23, from noon to 10 p.m.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 6:09 PM, 08.03.2015

Arthritis and Diseases That Affect the Back

There are many forms of arthritis and related conditions that can affect the joints, muscles and/or bones and cause problems like pain, stiffness, and swelling in the back. While any part of the back can be affected, the lower back is the most common site of arthritis because it bears more of the body's weight.  Neck pain associated with arthritis is also very common.  In conventional medical wisdom, we associate arthritis in the spine with age.

If you suffer with spinal arthritis, spinal stenosis or any of the symptoms mentioned, please join Dr. Ruocco at Panera Bread in Rocky River on August 26 at 7:15 p.m. 

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:17 PM, 08.04.2015

Chance to Win a Dante | Tremont Dinner and Support NCH

The chef's dinner at Dante | Tremont will surprise and delight the lucky raffle winner! 

The winning ticket holder of North Coast Health’s Chef’s Dinner Raffle will be immersed in flavor that will expand the palette and challenge the taste buds at an exclusive dining experience for eight guests. The dinner will include 14 unique food courses and Sommelier-selected wine pairings at Dante | Tremont, 2247 Professor Avenue, Cleveland.  Even better, transportation will be provided to and from the restaurant courtesy of Motorcars Mobility.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday, September 3, at North Coast Health’s Celebration of Caring gala at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility in Westlake.  Winner need not be present to win.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 1:47 PM, 08.03.2015

Massage Green Spa Offers Luxury to Everyone

Another new and unique business, Massage Green Spa, is opening in the newly renovated Rockport plaza. Located at 19935 Center Ridge Rd., the day spa is set for its grand opening on August 5.

The Fired Up Taco Truck will be serving up your favorite mouthwatering treats, including tacos and empanadas plus soft drinks. Get your tacos to go or stay to play corn hole, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, trivia and more.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 1:45 PM, 08.03.2015

While the Seasons Change, the Arts Remain at Beck Center

Still time to enjoy the outdoors at Beck Center.

As summer unwinds and autumn gets closer, Beck Center continues to provide numerous arts experiences for the whole family. It’s not too late to register for August summer camps, and now is the perfect time to enroll in the fall semester. There are also plenty of exciting events, including Bike for Beck, Super Saturday, the Red Stage Summer Music Series, and the opening of the greatly anticipated 2015-2016 Theater Season.

The final camps of the summer will take place August 17 through August 20. These include the Arts Sampler for ages 7 to 12, and the new Ballet/Contemporary Sampler for ages 12 to 18.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:20 PM, 08.04.2015

Why We Get Sick

Whenever we are sick, we often think it is because of something we ate, a change in weather, or that we simply "caught" a cold or flu from our surroundings. We rarely see beyond the physiological symptoms. However, the truth is that sickness is the physical manifestation of some emotional imbalance within our body.

To learn more about ThetaHealing®, join us for three-day Basic DNA ThetaHealing® Class to be held on August 14 to 16 at Don Umerley Civic Center Memorial Hall, Club Room 1, located at 21016 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River. Registration required.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:36 PM, 08.05.2015

Estate Liquidations: We Do It All

Deborah Simone

If you are a probate attorney and are overwhelmed by your client not knowing what to do with an estate, help is here.  At Estate Liquidators/Deborah Simone, we live by our motto, “ We do it all...just make the call”. 

For over 30-plus years, we have been dealing with the elderly and families that are left with the hard task of handling an estate.  What do I do now?  Is there any value in anything? Where do I start?  Who will help me?  My answer to this is that there is value in everything!

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:35 PM, 08.05.2015

It's All About Renewing You for Summer

Debra Knotts Meadows

DKM Salon & Spa in Fairview Park is moving to a new space. The salon will be at the opening in its new location - 21724 Lorain Road, Suite 1 in the Fairview Medical Arts Building - in mid-September. 

DKM Salon & Spa offers services in haircutting, coloring and styling, makeup, body treatments, sugar hair removal, manscaping, facials and microdermabrasion.

Salon owner Debra Knotts Meadows has received extensive training in body sugaring and has been a practitioner of the art for 12 years.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 1:02 PM, 08.05.2015

Bright Spots Announced in Rocky River

Thomson Circle cul-de-sac after improvements made by neighbors.

Rocky River has a new collection of Bright Spots for 2015! Each of the city’s wards is sprinkled with recipients who take extra time and effort to enhance their property with quality maintenance and landscaping.

After gathering over 150 nominations, Beautification Committee Ward Teams cruised the city to make their selections. “It was very difficult to make choices among so many wonderful nominations, particularly when there were multiple options on one street,” said Abby Marshall, Chair of the Bright Spot program.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:19 PM, 08.04.2015

Strike Up the Band...

Here Comes the Band by Lloyd Keller, second place winner

...for all the participants in the 24th Annual Art Exhibit at the Rocky River Senior Center!

See list of winners!

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:45 PM, 08.05.2015

An Alternative to Blood Thinners

Patients with atrial fibrillation (afib), the most common type of irregular heart rhythm, are five times more likely to suffer a stroke than those without afib.

“Therefore, the most important aspect of afib management is the prevention of stroke,” says Oussama Wazni, MD, Director of the Outpatient Electrophysiology Department and Co-Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention Center in the Cleveland Clinic Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:43 PM, 08.05.2015

Compost Your Food Scraps

A typical household throws away an estimated 474 pounds of food waste each year, according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Perhaps more shocking is that approximately one third of the food produced worldwide never gets eaten and most of that excess ends up in landfills. Food waste is one of the largest segments of the waste stream nationally yet is the least recovered. One solution: Home Composting.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:48 PM, 08.05.2015

Summertime Fun for Fairview Park Seniors

A special photo of special people - 30 Fairview Park residents 90 years of age or older.

There have been many opportunities to celebrate summer at the Fairview Park Senior Center. These are a few of our past activities and some of our upcoming events. Join in the fun!

The Funsters Choral Group is always looking for new members to join them in song!  Don’t worry if your voice is not perfect, this group celebrates diversity! You do not have to be a Fairview Park resident to join.  Our chorus consists of members from Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:31 PM, 08.05.2015

Back to School Time Is Bike to School Time

Students parking their bicycles at Rocky River Middle School. Photo by Doug Charnock of One Gear Photography.

Late summer is when many families are preparing for their children to return to school. While you're out looking for new clothing, notebooks, pencils, and computers, be sure to add your local bicycle shop to the list of back-to-school shopping trips.

Many residents are finding that bicycling is a viable option year-round for riding to school, commuting to work, getting around town for shopping, going to the library or post office, and other local errands.

Studies have shown that regular physical activity can help students focus, improve behavior, and boost positive attitudes.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:39 PM, 08.05.2015

Westshore Young Leaders to Attend Training Institute

Students from the Westshore Young Leaders will join more than 1,500 substance abuse prevention specialists from across the country at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute in Indianapolis from August 2 to August 6. The week-long training will take place at the JW Marriott.

CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is a one-of-a-kind intensive training opportunity, offering more than 70 half-day and two-day courses geared toward helping participants find solutions to their community’s toughest substance abuse problems. 

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:41 PM, 08.05.2015

Catch You at The FlipSide

Try the Fries with BBQ Brisket for a tasty treat. 

While driving past the Old River Shopping area, I saw a sign that said FlipSide. I did the normal thing - Googled it and then had to check it out. Hmmm, burgers.

There is an inviting bar with a plethora of draft craft beer varieties, 17 in all. The wine menu is simple but better than basic. For those looking for a burger and a shake, FlipSide does not disappoint - from The Chef’s Special (peanut butter, pretzel, chocolate), Apple or Blueberry Pie, and Date Shake ($5.50).

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:33 PM, 08.05.2015

Make an Appointment, Please

Most people find antique shops fun and interesting. They are filled with things from our past, from far off places, and from distant times. The merchandise is not the only entertaining act. The knowledge of the owners and staff can be incredible too, with their quick informative remarks about the paintings on the wall and the silver in the cabinet.

But do not expect a command performance. Small business owners cannot always accommodate last-minute requests. If you call and make an appointment, you can be assured of my full attention and time.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:52 PM, 08.05.2015

Fairview Park Library Happenings

August 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.   Join us for the first day of Teen Writer Bootcamp. This five-day program for aspiring young authors ages 13-18.  The fundamentals of creative writing will be reviewed and participants will be guided in creating new work in poetry, fiction, and drama. Please bring along an example of your best writing, and plan on attending all 5 days. In-person registration required.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:46 PM, 08.05.2015

Taco Tuesdays at RRPL!

Taco Tuesdays! fire up on August 4, 11 and 18 in the Library parking lot and on the lawn from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Fired Up Taco Truck will be serving up your favorite mouthwatering treats, including tacos and empanadas plus soft drinks. Get your tacos to go or stay to play corn hole, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, trivia and more.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 1:42 PM, 08.03.2015

Upcoming Programs and Events at Rocky River Public Library

August 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the digital content services available at Rocky River Public Library at Rocky River City Hall Campus. At this free event, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos.

The Gadget Gallery—featuring Kindle® Fire, iPad® Mini,  Android™ Galaxy Tablet, NOOK™ HD+, Creative® Zen, Kindle® Paperwhite, Windows® Phone 8, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s digital service. While you are visiting the bookmobile, enter the drawing to win a free Samsung Galaxy Nook! 

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:50 PM, 08.05.2015

RRPL to Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event

Free digital titles with just a library card and an Internet-connected computer or device.

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the digital content services available at Rocky River Public Library at Rocky River City Hall Campus, 21016 Hilliard Blvd., on Tuesday, August 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

At this free event, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the Library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. The Gadget Gallery—featuring Kindle® Fire, iPad® Mini,  Android™ Galaxy Tablet, NOOK™ HD+, Creative® Zen, Kindle® Paperwhite, Windows® Phone 8, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the Library’s digital service.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 6:11 PM, 08.03.2015

Inner Artists Unleashed at the Rocky River Senior Center

Dottie O'Neill views artwork at the 23rd Annual Art Exhibit at the Rocky River Senior Center.

So, you finally retired after decades of work and dedication to your job. Suddenly you have all kinds of time on your hands. Hmmm, but what to do with all that extra time? The answer is easy-- pursue an artistic hobby! Participating in the arts has been proven to boost your happiness and wellness, and it is a great way to stay active and involved with your community!

So what’s your artistic dream? No matter what your dream is, retirement is the perfect time to embark on an adventure. Clare Rochford has taken several art classes at the Rocky River Senior Center. She always wanted to take an art class, but they didn’t offer it at her school while she was growing up. Years went by and she forgot about her dream as she was busy raising her family.  Once retired, she took a watercolor class and discovered that she loved it. She has been taking classes ever since.  Clare describes, “When you are older, you don’t have the pressure of earning a grade. Instructors help you to do your own thing, they help you bring out what is on the inside.  It’s enjoyable. Therapeutic even.”

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Baldwin Wallace Student Takes on Climate Change at White House Conference

Baldwin Wallace University students Tammy Blankenship (right) and Ashley King attended The White House Youth Climate Conference this month.

When The White House convened a summit on climate change for select college student leaders on June 2, Baldwin Wallace University sustainability major, Tammy Blankenship, class of 2016, had a seat at the table. Blankenship and BW student body president, Ashley King class of 2016, plugged into the conversation as representatives to the White House Youth Climate Conference organized by the National Campus Leadership Council (NCLC).

Student body presidents and sustainability advocates from colleges around the U.S. met to discuss campus sustainability, including best practices and challenges ranging from funding to education to student behavior. Under the hashtag #ActOnClimate, conferees were invited to meet with an impressive list of key administration officials, including EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy, and senior White House advisor, Brian Deese.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Come to Taste of River/Buy River to Solve the “Where Should We Eat (or Shop) Tonight” Dilemma

Do you have difficulty deciding where to eat out in Rocky River and surrounding communities? In the past year, Rocky River alone has seen numerous restaurants open their doors, including Bomba Tacos & Rum and Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar.

We’re certain that when you join in the FUN at the 11th Annual Taste of River/Buy River you’ll know the restaurants you will want to visit. Is there an easier way to meet the owners/managers and become familiar with food items offered at the local food establishments? We think not!

Here's just a sampling of the restaurants and sponsors participating this year:

  • Bearden's
  • Bomba Tacos & Rum (NEW!)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Ferris Steakhouse & Tavern
  • Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar (NEW!)
  • Giant Eagle
  • Lowe's of Rocky River (they’re giving away a grill!)
  • Mitchell Brothers Ice Cream
  • Nature’s Bin
  • Olive Scene
  • Pearl of the Orient
  • River Dog Café
  • Salmon Dave’s Pacific Grille
  • Thai Cravings Café
  • The Woods
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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

One-Stop Shopping for All Your Home Needs

Home Pros Advisor and Estate Liquidators are located at 1315 Linda St. Rocky River, Ohio 44116. We offer one-stop shopping for all your home needs. Whether you are selling, buying, downsizing, need your home staged, or have someone who needs help in making decisions while going through probate...We can help.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

It’s Wedding Season!

Antique Silver Wine Coaster, Sterling Cheese Knife, Waterford Wine Glass and a Classic Bread Plate, perfect for appitizers, not just bread.

It’s wedding season for some. You will either be attending a wedding or you may be in a wedding. For those who are attending a wedding, a gift will be on your To Do list. Many will choose from the mainstream: Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, and Macy’s. However, there are other ideas for sourcing a wedding gift, from antique boutiques or re-gifting a treasure from your home. So if you are purchasing a gift or putting together your bridal registry, think outside the box.

At our shop, "Mitchell Sotka," we not only offer Personalized Bridal Registries, but we can also assist those guests who refuse to purchase from a big box store. In my twenty-two years of being in the antique business, I have always provided guidance to those looking for bridal gifts—both to guests or to the newlywed couple-to-be. The following will provide some ideas for gifts and explain how I gather facts to build a selection.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Picnic and Casual Party Etiquette

The question is: Do I still have to pay attention to protocol for casual, social events? If you’re with your family and friends, do you really have to use all the etiquette manners? The answer is yes, you do, however remember etiquette is about other people. It is about what we need to do to make others feel comfortable. If you’re at a picnic eating fried chicken and corn on the cob, and no one takes offense to the corn stuck to the side of your face, you’re okay. If you’re in a pair of cut-off shorts and a t-shirt because your picnic is at the beach, you’re good. Others will most likely be dressed the same. If you’re having a great time dancing, showing off your best moves and the rest of the group is participating, you’re good. 

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Food Trucks Gaining Popularity

Entrepreneurs look for trends to start new businesses. Food trucks are a recent trend that is catching on. These mobile food providers are becoming popular all over the country, and are quickly gaining popularity in the Cleveland area.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Every Day is Taco Tuesday on Detroit Road

Last year, some friends and I went on an impromptu taco crawl in Lakewood, where three restaurants featuring tacos opened within months of each other. The unique thing about tacos is that because they lend themselves to thousands of different variations, it comes down to your personal preferences and to the care taken by their creator. There really aren’t bad tacos, there are just good, better, and best. I can tell that there is some guy at Barrio (Lakewood) like me, who lays in bed at night and thinks about what they are having for lunch tomorrow. They also taste some painstakingly braised meat and think, "OOOH! You know what would be good with this?" For me, Barrio in Lakewood is the standard for a unique, well-thought-out taste combination. Also, their tacos are individually wrapped in foil for those of us who need a taco bib.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Help for Those Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

The Fairview Park Senior Center will be hosting two programs to help families and professional caregivers who provide care to those with dementia-related diseases. Both programs will take place at the Fairview Park Senior Center at 20769 Lorain Road.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Summer is the Season to Bare All

It's that time of year for very special occasions, including weddings, parties, outdoor events and vacations. P.J.'s Day Spa, celebrating 33 years in Fairview Park, is excited to add sugaring to its many salon and spa services. The Simple Sugar Hair Removal System is a unique and safe process to remove unwanted facial and body hair.  

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Fairview Park Education Foundation Seeking Golfers

Do you enjoy golf? The Fairview Park Education Foundation is seeking single golfers and foursomes for its annual Golf Outing, slated for Saturday, August 1. The 2015 outing will be held at a new location: the beautiful Grey Hawk Golf Club in LaGrange, Ohio. Lunch is scheduled for 11:00 am with a shotgun start following at 12:00 pm.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Fairview Park Food Truck Festival Returns for Second Year

Mayor Eileen Ann Patton and the City of Fairview Park are happy to announce the Fairview Park Food Truck Festival is returning for its second year on August 1, 2015, and it promises to be BIGGER than last year. The Fairview Park Recreation Department is working hard to ensure visitors have a diverse collection of food trucks from which to choose. As of publication, over a dozen local food trucks have confirmed their participation. 

The festival will feature a number of attractions to entertain every family member. Billy Morris & the Sunset Strip with special guest Georgia Girl will provide live entertainment throughout the festival. In between sets, attendees can play a round of cornhole or try out the NEOS 360 system, which blends the fun of video games with physical activity. Thank you to sponsor Playworld Systems for providing this all-ages attraction. The Food Truck Festival will also feature activities targeted at our younger visitors, including both inflatables and the Gemini Center splash pad. 

Volunteers will be serving up adult beverages at the beer tent for those at least 21 years of age with proper identification. Cleveland Water will be on-site with its customized water buggy to provide a free, refillable water source for those visitors who provide their own water bottle.

The Food Truck Festival will take place from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on August 1. The event is free; food and drink will cost. The festival will be located in the Fairview High School parking lot at 4507 West 213th Street in Fairview Park. Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, or ride RTA. Information on parking availability and shuttle service can be found online at www.fairviewparkrec.com/food-truck-festival.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Sola Salon Studios Comes to Rocky River

Our storefront

Sola Salon Studios will be opening its newest location at Westwood Town Center this August. The Rocky River location marks the sixth Sola in North East Ohio. Sola has grown to nearly 250 locations nationwide with over 5,000 salon professionals in 40 states. We provide salon professionals the support needed to be their own bosses, escape salon politics, and experience a new sense of freedom. Sola offers a turn-key environment for stylists, estheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists to customize their studios, create their own schedule, set their own prices, and benefit from retail product sales. At Sola, we guide you and give you all the tools you need to make it easy and fun to start your own business. 

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Fairview Park Branch Library Happenings

Eating for a Healthy Mind
The Fairview Park Branch Library of Cuyahoga County Public Library will present Eating for a Healthy Mind on Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the lower level meeting room.  While we eat a variety of food to stay healthy, which food feeds the mind? A Certified Dementia Care Professional will discuss which food to eat to keep your mind healthy as you age. Registration required. To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Fairview Park Branch Library at 440.333.4700.

The History of Superman
The Fairview Park Branch Library of Cuyahoga County Public Library will present "The History of Superman" on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the lower level meeting room.  Superman—born on Krypton and created in Cleveland. Join us for a virtual tour of the story of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster who created The Man of Steel. Registration required. To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Fairview Park Branch Library at 440.333.4700.

Encore Entrepreneur: The Customer—Your Boss! (Week 4)
The Fairview Park Branch Library of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host Encore Entrepreneur 6-week series. Join us for Encore Entrepreneur: The Customer—Your Boss! (Week 4) on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the lower level meeting room. Is there a demand for your business? Who is your target audience? This workshop will explore market segmentation and develop a marketing plan that distinguishes your brand. It will also explore how to use social media to market your business strategically. Registration required. To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Fairview Park Branch Library at 440.333.4700.  

Encore Entrepreneur: Where’s the Money? (Week 5)
The Fairview Park Branch Library of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host Encore Entrepreneur 6-week series. Join us for Encore Entrepreneur: Where’s the Money? (Week 5) on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the lower level meeting room. You have a great business concept; now it’s time to find the financial support you need to get started. Determine your capital needs, operating costs and funding options. Learn what financial information should be a part of your business plan. Registration required. To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call Fairview Park Branch Library at 440.333.4700.  

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Rotary Awards Scholarships to Four Area High School Seniors

(From left) Todd Lessig, president, Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River; Molly Schmidt (Magnificat); Anthony Mod (Rocky River); Mary Chudy (Magnificat); Alexis Mod (Rocky River); and Jon Fancher, scholarship committee chair.

The Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River awarded four college scholarships at its June 8 meeting. Graduating seniors Alexis Mod and Anthony Mod from Rocky River High School and Molly Schmidt and Mary Chudy from Magnificat High School each received $2,500 awards from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Rocky River Public Library's Newsletter Wins National Recognition

Rocky River Public Library’s lively news and events publication has won the American Library Association’s award for best newsletter.

“Inside View,” Rocky River Public Library’s lively news and events publication has won the American Library Association’s award for best newsletter. The annual PR Xchange Awards recognize the very best public relations materials produced by libraries across the country in the past year. Winners were chosen based on content, originality, and design by a team of experts in public relations, graphic design, communications, and marketing. Nearly 375 entries in print and electronic formats were submitted from over 100 institutions including public, academic, school, state, and special libraries.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Free Antiques Appraisal Fair

Rocky River Public Library and the City of Rocky River will cosponsor the eighth annual Antiques Appraisal Fair on Sunday, July 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Don Umerley Civic Center. The event is free and antiques experts will provide free informal appraisals on two items.

Rocky River Public Library and the City of Rocky River will co-sponsor the eighth annual Antiques Appraisal Fair as part of the city’s annual River Days celebration on Sunday, July 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Don Umerley Civic Center. The Center is located at 21016 Hilliard Boulevard on the City Hall campus complex.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Upcoming Programs and Events at Rocky River Public Library

“Appalachian Trail History & Tips” will take you along on the adventure on July 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Rocky River Public Library.

Cool off at an “Afternoon at the Movies” for students completing grades 3-6 on July 6 at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy popcorn, drinks, and friends while watching a hero movie on the big screen.

“Appalachian Trail History & Tips” will take you along on the adventure on July 7 at 7:00 p.m. The Appalachian Trail is celebrating its 90th birthday this year. Join section hiker Gary Dittmar, who has been hiking the trail for over 10 years, and learn about the history and lore of the Appalachian Trail. You will even get some tips to prepare for your own AT adventure.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Clear Your Clutter, Put Your Junk In Your Trunk and Cash In Your Pocket!

Rocky River Senior Center "Junk In Your Trunk" Sale August 29 from nine to noon!

Where did it all begin? A pile here, an unsorted drawer there. Season after season, year after year, our lives become filled with debris from the past. There’s no time like the present to start removing clutter and organizing your stuff so that you can truly enjoy your home as you spend more time inside this fall and winter.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Fairview Park Parish to Hold 6th Annual European Festival

St. Mary Magdalene Byzantine Catholic Church at 5390 W. 220th Street will hold it's 6th Annual European Festival on Saturday, September 12th from 11 am to 11 pm. Come experience cultures from across Europe while enjoying live entertainment, children's activities, raffles, ethnic cuisine, beverages and homemade bakery. Crafts & religious gifts will also be available for sale. Various ethnic dance groups will perform throughout the day. The evening will be highlighted by polka band, Jimmy K and Ethnic Jazz, performing from 6:30-10:30. Menu items include stuffed cabbage, pierogi, goulash, paprikash, cabbage & noodles and kielbasa & kraut. Guest speakers will be Rev. Michael Lee (1:00pm) and Rt. Rev. Dennis Hrubiak (3:00pm). Church tours will be held at 2:00 and 4:00. The evening will conclude with a Divine Liturgy (mass) celebrated at 11 p.m. Admission is free. $2,000 raffle- tickets $5 each. For raffle tickets or more information, contact 216.906.3463. For the latest updates, entertainment schedule and menu, visit www.stmmeurofest.com. A nonperishable food donation to the Fairview Park Hunger Center is suggested.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Recyclable vs. Recoverable

Recycling fact: nearly everything can be recycled if you have the necessary resources, i.e., equipment, money, manpower, etc. In Cuyahoga County, our ability to recycle is robust but still not perfect. It is therefore essential for the residents of Fairview Park and Rocky River to educate themselves about what can and cannot be recycled locally. At a town hall meeting in March, a Republic Services representative explained to a group of Fairview Park residents that the key to effective recycling is figuring out what items are “recoverable.” Recoverable refers to what items can actually be accepted and recycled using our existing resources.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Cleveland Rocks with Green Day’s "American Idiot" at Beck Center

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to present the locally produced premiere of Green Day’s "American Idiot," July 10 through August 16, 2015 on the Mackey Main Stage. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: GREENDAY to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by July 9. Beck Center has established a PG-13 rating for this piece.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Fairview Park Community Garden is Growing

The Fairview Park Community Garden has grown to 68 garden plots! 

In 2008, a resident approached the City of Fairview Park expressing interest in starting a community garden because her own property was not conducive to gardening. Many Fairview Park residents had similar issues of small lot sizes, damage from deer, and poor growing conditions like shade and wet backyards that are impediments to gardening on their own property.  Later that year, the Fairview Park Community Garden was established on Maple Drive between West 227 and 229 Streets on a piece of excess land remaining from the construction of I-480. 

When the Fairview Park Community Garden first opened, there were 15 garden plots. With assistance from local volunteers and Eagle Scouts, and with contributions of supplies from the City of Fairview Park, Home Depot, and Cox Communications, the Community Garden has grown steadily year after year. Today, the Community Garden occupies almost a ½ acre of growing space with 68 garden plots. In addition to the garden plots, the garden site has a small fruits, herbs, and perennial vegetables area and a fledgling orchard.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 3:31 PM, 06.29.2015

Summer Reading at RRPL

There is something to read for everyone in the RRPL Summer Reading Program.

Summer reading is FUN! Hurry in to sign up for our Summer Reading Program, beginning June 8!

Meet our own Rocky River heroes at our Summer Reading Kick-off on Monday, June 8.  Firefighter Captain Bednarski and Police Sergeant Lichman will be at the Library from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Come see a fire truck and police car up close! Free snacks provided by EarthFare.

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 1:00 PM, 06.08.2015

Nominate a Rocky River Bright Spot

Bright annuals and resilient hostas grace a tip of the north triangle after work by the Beautification Committee.

The Rocky River Beautification Committee’s popular Bright Spot program celebrates its fifth year! Nominations are open until June 11 to recognize homeowners who make an extra effort to enhance their property with quality maintenance and landscaping. Don’t miss your chance to send us your nominations! No yard is too big or too small.

The Beautification Committee is extremely proud of this Resident Initiative. It shows how time spent with initial planning – and a strong dose of hard work – can reap vast rewards.

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 4:21 PM, 06.03.2015

Emerald Necklace Inn and the Fairview Park Cemetery

Gloria Cipri-Kemer is ready for the next tour. A portion of the proceeds of the tour and luncheon will benefit the cemetery. 

Gloria Cipri-Kemer and Sharon Guinaugh have planned four dates in the summer for a cemetery tour followed by a luncheon at the Inn. Sharon will take guests on her favorite tour, "Off the Cuff", unscripted and largely unrehearsed. She will share the area's rich history and introduce some of the "permanent residents" as you explore the grounds. After the cemetery excursion, Gloria will host lunch at the Inn and tell some endearing Gilles stories.  There will be an informal Q-and-A with Sharon and her book will be available for signing.

The tour dates are June 12, July 17, August 21, and September 18.

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Volume 2, Issue 10, Posted 3:44 PM, 05.05.2015

Support Trials for Hope at Cahoon in June!

Have you noticed the billboards alongside of our local highways depicting young children with the staggering statistic that one in five does not get enough to eat?  Can that be true, here in the United States, in Ohio, in our community?   Unfortunately, it is the sad fact for thousands of children and adults. 

You can make a difference by bringing canned goods to our booth at Cahoon in June on June 13 in Bay Village.

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 3:39 PM, 06.04.2015

County Fair for the Poor Clares

The Friends of the Poor Clares invite you to a County Fair at Linus Hall at Our Lady of Angels parish on Sunday, June 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will be a wonderful afternoon for the whole family, featuring Bobo the Clown and balloon animals, face painting, an ice cream truck, a cotton candy machine and plenty of games for the kids.   A Chinese raffle, silent auction and mystery bags will keep the adults busy.

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 5:30 PM, 06.02.2015

Help for Allergies and Inflammation

This is the time of the year when many people suffer with allergies.  From sniffling, sneezing, and postnasal drip to sinus congestion, headaches, and feeling run down, allergies can affect your life in myriad ways.  I want you to know and understand that the allergen is not the problem.

Join us for a complete look at allergies and inflammation on Tuesday, June 23, at 7:15 p.m. at Panera Bread in Rocky River. 

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 4:17 PM, 06.03.2015

Honoring Vincent Price

This portrait of Vincent Price by Joel Robinsons will be available at the Six Degrees of Vincent art show.   

We are honoring Vincent Price with two special Cleveland events. He made an enormous impression on the world through his movies, his very recognizable voice, his love of art, and his passion for cooking. Vincent was classically handsome, with an elegant demeanor and well-known gentle spirit.

Monday, June 22, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.   Enjoy an intimate and formal Vincent Price Wine Dinner at the Luxe Kitchen & Lounge in Gordon Square (6605 Detroit Rd., Cleveland).

Tuesday, June 23, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.   Join us at the good goat gallery (17012 Madison Ave., Lakewood) for a private preview of Six Degrees of Vincent.

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 4:19 PM, 06.03.2015

"The Young Man from Atlanta" arrives at Beck Center

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to present the 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "The Young Man from Atlanta", May 29 through June 28, in the intimate Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: ATLANTA to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by May 28.

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 4:17 PM, 06.03.2015

Preserving History: One Piece of Sandstone at a Time

The Beautification Committe needs your help to restore the elegance of several landmarks. (Picture of exhaust stains, April 2013.)

There are many historic niches in Rocky River, but the stone wing walls at the corner of Detroit and Erie Roads are obvious landmarks of a bygone era. The Rocky River Beautification Committee has embarked on a project to restore and preserve these landmarks for future generations. We need your help!

The project’s cost is estimated at $7,700, which covers both masonry work and upgraded landscaping. The Beautification Committee is currently raising funds to cover that expense. The planting and ongoing maintenance will be managed by Beautification Committee volunteers.

You can support this project today! The donation period will conclude on June 30.

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 3:41 PM, 06.04.2015

Ancient Science Transforms Modern Ailments

There is a very old saying, “where attention goes, the energy flows there.”

ENERGY TRAVELS WITHOUT TIME AND SPACE in quantum physics and that healing works in the same way. Even if someone is on another continent, ThetaHealing works just as if that person were right in front of me.

ThetaHealing is a healing modality that uses focused thought and prayer. In this technique, we tap into a Theta brainwave - a brainwave that you receive or get when you are dreaming - to reprogram our minds to become better people and better human beings.

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 4:31 PM, 06.07.2015

Senior Centers: Meeting the Needs of Boomers

So, you've always wanted to be in show business. You still can be! Join the Readers Theater Group. 

Seniors centers have grown from the first established in New York in 1943, to an estimated 11,000, serving over 10 million older adults throughout the country.  Some centers are public, some are private.  Each one is unique, serving a growing population of older adults.  Senior centers serve people from those just preparing to retire to those struggling with the challenges of aging.

Baby Boomers will be delighted to learn that senior centers have grown and evolved over the years.  No longer do they provide only socialization opportunities.  A senior center offers services and activities that reflect the experience and interests of its participants.

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 4:45 PM, 06.07.2015

Keeping Fairview Park Seniors Safe at Home

Captain Kevin Kilbane, FPFD, with a lock box

With so many seniors choosing to age in their home, there is usually concern for their safety, especially if they live alone.  To bring peace of mind to seniors and their families, the Fairview Park Senior Life Office suggests a combination of programs.

The Residential Lock Box Program allows emergency personnel to enter your home by using a house key that is inside a metal lock box (2” x 4”) affixed to the inside of your door jam.

The “Are You O.K.?” Program, a telephone reassurance system, consists of a computerized telephone call that is generated at the same time each day, which you specify, to check on your welfare.

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 4:41 PM, 06.07.2015

Fairview Park Senior Center's ALL Senior Prom

This year's King Joe Kovach and Queen Betty Temesvari.

The 13th Annual ALL Seniors Prom took place in May and has been deemed a huge success!  With over 150 people in attendance, ALL had a grand time!

The ALL includes about 50 National Honor Society students from Fairview High School, who help to ensure that everyone has fun.

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 4:36 PM, 06.07.2015