Lorain Road Bridge’s paint project

Ohio Department of Transportation’s Lorain Road Bridge painting project begins this week. Equipment for the project will remain on the roadway due to weight limitation. The project will take two weeks, but two-way traffic will be maintained at all times.

Up close to nature

Lake Erie Nature and Science Center brings its Wonders of WIldlife Program back for the 2021 summer season. The 30 minute program brings visitors up close and personal to the Center’s resident animals. Tickets cost $5 per person and masks are recommended. Children 6 months and under are free. Tickets can be purchased up to 15 minutes before the program. Full dates can be found on their website, lensc.org.

Free RTA rides next week

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is offering free rides on bus, rail, Park-N-Ride and paratransit from Sunday through June 19. The rides are to promote the Sunday launch of the RTA redesign called NEXT GEN RTA. “The promotion allows us to offer opportunities to new riders to see what NEXT GEN RTA has to offer,” said Floun’say Caver, RTA’s acting CEO and general manager. “It’s also our way of saying thank you to our current customers as we work hard to provide greater frequency and connectivity through NEXT GEN RTA.” The promotion is on all modes of transportation; paratransit customers must continue to schedule their rides in advance as usual.

42 South comes to Rocky River

42 South, a country cover band, will be performing at Rocky River Summer Concerts at the Rocky River Park Pavillion on Sunday. The concert is free and open to the public with parking available on residential streets from 6-9 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to enjoy the show- in case of inclement weather the concert will be cancelled.

West 227 Street Bridge Project

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) was awarded the West 227 Street Bridge Project, proposed at a cost of $815,800 through the Ohio Bridge Partnership Program. The bridge, located between Esther and Bard avenues of W. 227 Street, must first have an environmental and conditions report before construction can begin.

Investigations must take place on both sides of the road; along the creek bed; in the creek; and 120 feet along Coe Creek on both sides of the bridge. Samplings must be taken to ODOT, including a required drilling through the bridge pavement to a depth of 40 feet. Traffic delays are expected when this equipment is in place for one day in early June. After completion of these investigations design of the project will begin with construction to follow during the summer of 2022.

Summer Harvest Raffle

Friends of the Rocky River Public Library are sponsoring a raffle in partnership with Half Baked Harvest to raise monies in support of library programming. The Summer Harvest Raffle will kick off Monday to coincide with the launch of the Rocky River Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Ticket sales will continue through the end of September, with drawings being held at the end of every month during the promotion. Tickets are $5 for one entry; $20 for five and $40 for 15. Tickets can be purchase: Paying online with a credit card at friends-rocky-river-public-library-inc.square.site; Download an entry form off the Friends of the RRPL’s webpage on the main RRPL website rrpl.org/friends/; or by visiting the library, 1600 Hampton Road, and pickup up a form in the lobby (exact cash or check only).

‘Hooks for Hunger’

The 9th annual “Hooks for Hunger Walleye Tournament” is being held June 26. This fishing tournament will feature dinner, raffles, door prizes and an awards presentation. All proceeds go directly to Community Resource Services, and its mission of diminishing the effects of poverty in Avon and Avon Lake. Since its inception in 2013, Hooks for Hunger has raised close to $140,000 for CRS! For more information, contact Ed Moran at edmocraft57@gmail.com.

LHS Sale on the Grounds

The Lakewood Historical Society presents its annual “Sale on the Grounds” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17, 18 and 19 and from noon-3 p.m. June 20 at the Nicholson House, 13314 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. Items will include vintage gloves, purses, linens; jewelry; artwork and frames; and decorative items. In the 20 ft. by 70 ft. tent there will also be cookware, kitchen appliances and gadgets; dishes and glassware; serving pieces and utensils; small pieces of furniture; toys and games; sporting goods; lawn and garden; tools and electronics. All sales benefit the Lakewood Historical Society.

Connecting for Kids

Connecting for Kids will hold its Coffee and Chat Series, titled “Let It Go – Seven Tips to Release COVID Frustration for Families of Children with Complex Needs” via Zoom at 8:30 p.m. June 16. Join Sarah Saunders, MA, LPCC, of Purposeful Growth and Wellness as she talks about feelings of frustration related to the virus. Register at connectingforkids.org/register; email at info@connectingforkids.org; or Call/text 440-570-5908; para espanol 440-907-9130. You will be emailed information about how to join the program using Zoom or by calling a toll-free number.

Holy Trinity Parish Pastor steps down

The Rev. John Misenko resigned from Holy Trinity Parish as pastor, citing medical circumstances. The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland and the church are currently searching for a new pastor. Misenko has been pastor at Holy Trinity for 23 years.

The Rev. John Manning, assigned by Bishop Edward Malesic, will serve as interim administrator while they find a replacement for Misenko. The Clergy Personnel Board is beginning the process of recommending a new pastor to the bishop. The parish community will be able to provide feedback.

Police Chief retires

Avon Police Chief Richard Bosley will retire from the department this summer. He served as chief for 10 years and has been with the force for 22 years. Bosley was previously chief for Elyria’s police department for five years. Daniel Fischbach will become the new police chief.

Summer Solstice yoga

Join community members to participate in a yoga class June 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Every Child’s Playground, 36265 Detroit Road. The event is sponsored by Cultivate Yoga, the Avon Library and the Avon Parks and Recreation Department.

Avon Lake Police Academy

The Avon Lake Police Department is holding a 10-week Avon Lake Police Academy starting Sept. 8. The academy is open to residents 21 and older. Participants will get an inside look into the department and have sessions covering different areas of the department’s operations.

Applications can be requested via email to rburson@avonlakepolice.org or can be picked up at the dispatch window in the department’s lobby, 32855 Walker Road. Applications are due July 26 and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Aunt Teak and Uncle Junque celebrates 50 years

The city-wide garage sale will be June 26-27. Started by Lois and Bob Shinko in 1983, the original Aunt Teak and Uncle Junque, their shop The Country Store will be celebrating June 21-27 with special sales and raffle baskets.

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