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Rocky River residents gathered at City Hall Friday to welcome Santa and have him help light up the Christmas trees on the campus. Rocky River Community Chorus performed for the crowd while waiting for Santa. Mayor Pam Bobst welcomed him as he flicked the switch to light up the trees. The tre…

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The housing development known as 700 Lake is moving toward completion on Lake Road in Rocky River along the shore of Lake Erie. Brickhaus Partners and Realtors from the Kim Crane group sold a penthouse for $3 million earlier this fall. Another condo sold for $1.95 million.

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Bay Presbyterian Church held a tree lighting ceremony in the church’s courtyard Friday evening, offering hot chocolate and cookies to members and visitors. The crowd of over 60 people included children, some of them wearing Christmas pajamas, and adults. The event featured Christmas carols l…

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The city’s Diversity Coalition went right to the expert on how to successfully promote diversity in Fairview Park in 2022: Heather Smith, the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion task force (JEDI) leader for the Fairview Park City Schools.

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Dear Rusty: I lost my wife seven years ago. I was told that I could possibly collect 30 to 35% of her benefit as a widower benefit when I turned 60. I will be 61 soon. Would it make sense to pursue this if it is true? I am still working full time. Would this affect my ability to collect Soci…

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Santa Claus traveled in style Sunday on one of the city’s fire trucks. Police escorted the jolly old guy throughout Bay Village. They arrived at the park’s gazebo to light up the city’s Christmas tree to a small crowd of about 30. Amongst the families were Interim Superintendent Char Shryock…

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Four Bay Village Middle School students have explored different fundraising methods to pay for a field trip to Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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Special guests from the school district, city, county, state and national governments visited fourth graders at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School as they kicked off their government unit. Laura Ponsart, the fourth-grade teacher leading the event, said the best part of the day was seeing the stu…

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Students and faculty marched around the South Gym of Avon Heritage Elementary School for a Thanksgiving parade on Nov. 23. Students created their own floats and each class had the opportunity to take part in the parade and vote for their favorite floats. All winners received a special prize …

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Residents and visitors gathered at Bain Cabin Sunday evening under scattered snow for the 8th Annual Winterfest. The event featured the 5th-grade Gilles-Sweet Golden Singers, Fairview Park High School Scarlet Singers and St. Angela’s Adult Choir, who sang throughout the evening. Families lin…

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There are still a few weeks before Santa Claus makes his annual trek around the world, but Christmas celebrations are dropping like snowflakes in a winter storm in the Westshore. Here are a few of the offerings.

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Avon High School’s Drama Club recently presented the comedy, “Don’t Drink the Water.” When a caterer from Newark, New Jersey, takes his family on a vacation behind the Iron Curtain, they are suspected of being spies and must hide out in the American Embassy. The show included everything from…

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Westlake’s Clague Park was a typical Northeast Ohio scene last week – a mix of green leaves, autumn colors and a light blanket of snow. As winter gains prominence, the Westshore has plans for the holidays. For a listing of holiday events, go to page 15.

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Residents can voice their opinion about two proposed fitness centers when the city holds two public hearings about the proposals on Thursday. FE3 Integrated Fitness and Cleveland Sports Biomechanics Lab are seeking approval from the city to open facilities.

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Avon’s Tree Lighting event is 3:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday in the municipal lot behind the Senior Center, 36786 Detroit Road. Special-needs children and their families can schedule a visit with Santa from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. Visit frenchcreekfoundation.com/christmas for more info…

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Crocker Park kicked off the holiday season Nov. 20 with large crowds, free parking and The Toy Soldier’s debut. The annual event offered earlier access to several holiday attractions including the Real Ice Skating Rink, Walkthrough Ornament, Snowflake Garden, Santa’s Village, Holiday Market …

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The renovation and expansion of the Avon Branch of the Lorain Public Library System is underway. And the library system announced a unique way to help finish funding the project: several naming opportunities.

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Learwood Middle School honored veterans during a special recognition assembly on Veterans Day. Learwood Middle School Principal Vishtasp Nuggud, left, is shown with Mike Pippin, American Legion Post 211 Honor Guard, Army Sgt. First Class Bryan Schrader, who served as guest speaker, and Marin…