Art students recognized

Seven Bay High School students have been honored as Gold Key recipients for the 2021 Scholastic Art Awards. These awards include work for photography, painting and sculpture.

Senior Sarah Hardebeck received three Gold Keys in Photography; Sophomore Kristina Laraway received two Gold Keys in Photography; Senior Elizabeth Varis received a Gold Key in Painting; and Senior Kayla Poling received a Gold Key in Sculpture.

This year’s regional winners will be honored at a virtual awards ceremony on Jan. 30 and all regional winners will be displayed in an online exhibit. More than 20 other Bay High School students have been recognized with SIlver Keys and honorable mentions.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1927 and recognize excellence in creativity for teens. Each year, more 3,000 students take part in the competition, according to the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Super Saturdays at Tri-C

Cuyahoga Community College will host the first of two Super Saturday enrollment events at Westshore Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to help students register for spring classes and apply for financial aid.

The second Super Saturday event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30. The sessions offer opportunities to meet with academic counselors and visit enrollment and financial aid offices to solidify a class schedule for spring semester.

Spring classes begin Jan. 19, with additional academic sessions starting Feb. 1 (14 weeks) and March 15 (second eight weeks).

Westshore Campus is located at 31001 Clemens Road in Westlake. Other Tri-C locations hosting concurrent Super Saturday events are:

· Brunswick University Center, 3605 Center Road in Brunswick

· Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Road in Highland Hills

· Metropolitan Campus, 2900 Community College Ave. in Cleveland

· Western Campus, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma

Visit or call 216-987-6000 for more information.

Can’t make it to campus? Take advantage of Tri-C’s virtual services to enroll or get answers to your questions. Visit to start a conversation.

Tri-C extends free COVID-19 testing

Cuyahoga Community College will offer drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 testing through April as part of a partnership with Care Alliance Health Center.

Testing will take place every Thursday at rotating college sites around Cuyahoga County. The program is free and open to anyone. An ID with name and address plus an insurance card, if applicable, are required for testing.

The extended Thursday testing schedule is as follows, by location:

Westshore Campus, 31001 Clemens Road, Westlake

Testing will take place behind the Liberal Arts and Technology building

· 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 4, March 4, April 1 and April 29

Metropolitan Campus, 2900 Community College Ave., Cleveland

Testing will take place in the Lot 4 underground garage off Community College Avenue

· 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 11, March 11 and April 8

Western Campus, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma

Testing will take place at the circular drive fronting the theater off Pleasant Valley Road

· 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25 and April 22

Corporate College® East, 4400 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights

Testing will take place near the back entrance with roundabout off Richmond Road

· 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18 and April 15

No appointment is necessary. Testing will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit or call 216-317-1250 for more information.

Rocky River chili cook-off

The Rocky River Senior Center, 21014 Hilliard Blvd., will hold its sixth annual chili cook-off Jan. 22. Enjoy small servings of homemade recipes made by RRSC staff. Drive through outside the Senior Center to pick up your order between 10 a.m. and noon, eat your chili at home and then cast your vote by phone, email or mail or drop off your ballot at the senior center no later than Jan. 27.

The cost is $8 and includes eight samples of chili, cornbread, crackers, bottled water and dessert. All proceeds benefit the RRSC Transportation Service. Results of the contest will be posted online. Advance sale tickets only, call 440-333-6660 to register by Friday.

Farmers Market & Treasures Sale

The Winter Farmers Market in the event barn and the Trash and Treasures Sale in the schoolhouse at Frostville Museum, 24101 Cedar Point Road, North Olmsted, will be held every Saturday in January, weather permitting, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (9:30-10 a.m. for seniors and immune compromised). Follow social distancing, masks and state rules.

The market will feature local farmers, seasonal produce, free-range meats, pastries, eggs, honey, maple syrup, tea and coffee, artisan breads and more. Each growing season is represented by different farmers. For more information, contact Angie Obbish, market manager, at 330-592-6518 or

Free grab ‘n’ go meal

A free-to-everyone grab ‘n’ go meal will be available Jan. 30 at Clague Road United Church of Christ, 3650 Clague Road, North Olmsted. The free meal distribution will start at 4:30 p.m. till “run out.” Drive to the rear door of the church, and the meal will be brought to you. Volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves. This meal is hosted by Church of The Redeemer, Westlake, and Clague Road Church.

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