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On a recent hot but perfect summer day, 16 volunteers gathered on a gravel trail near the Bay Village Community House that leads down a rocky hill to the banks of Cahoon Creek. People of all ages were smiling and talking, but they were there to keep the city’s beloved creek as picturesque as…

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Developers of 700 Lake are close to reaching a final design for the 2.5-acre, $35 million lakefront condominium and townhome development on Lake Road just west of Bradstreet’s Landing park.

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Nine-year-old Jetari Veal holds his hand up for help as he sits in front of a computer in a large gray, orange and blue classroom with four other students at Westlake Porter Public Library. He has a problem: He’s already finished the first exercise in the class — creating a scene on his comp…

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The 1.5-mile stretch between Alcatraz and the St. Francis Yacht Club is rough; there’s a constant current that pulls swimmers toward the infamous island in the San Francisco Bay , its water is 60 degrees and it’s choppy. Oh, and did we mention sharks?

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Being a police officer can be tough work, especially if you have four legs, a fur coat and big wide ears. That’s why the Westlake Police Department will be holding a fundraiser for its K9 unit on Saturday at Dave & Buster’s in Westlake.

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I recently visited the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society and marveled at the huge collection of vintage cars, planes and historical artifacts that told the history of the city.

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Avon High School sophomore Casey Oley is at UCLA this week, participating in Envision's National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine. The 15-year-old aspiring cardiothoracic surgeon joins high school students from across the nation and the world who were selected for the hands-on academic devel…

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Rows of trash bags on the curb of some of the city’s older multi-family developments are about to disappear. Because if they don’t, the city will start enforcing fines every time residents fail to comply with new trash-removal laws.

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The city’s Planning Commission will review a revised proposal from Brickhaus Partners for its 700 Lake project at a special meeting Aug. 6 at 7 p.m.

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The city is moving ahead with plans to add an emergency backup diesel generator for the Don Umerley Civic Center, which is a Red Cross designated shelter. City Council approved applying for an $88,000 NOPEC Energized Community Grant at its meeting July 22.

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City Council awarded a $356,500 contract to A.W. Farrell & Son, Inc. of Garfield Heights for a new roof for City Hall this week.

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In a room full of concerned parents, teachers and bus drivers, Brian Burke stood behind a lectern at the Westlake Board of Education meeting Monday night, pleading for the board not to cut busing for his three kids. Burke’s children attend a private school that will no longer receive transpo…

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The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation has awarded the Westlake City School District a $17,575 grant to help faculty improve the subject material they provide to their students.

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Students will see a new assistant principal at Bay High School when classes resume next month.

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A barrier of bright orange, red and green fence closes off a small patch of overgrown grass at Cahoon Memorial Park West. As the trees that provide the patch with shade sway in the wind, yoga instructor Deanna Black tells a mix of giggling children, teens and parents to extend their arms int…

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Mayor Pam Bobst may enter an agreement with Fairview Park to begin making renovations on 1.5 miles of Center Ridge Road that both cities share. Officials hope it will make the commercial strip safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists and reduce traffic congestion.

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Bad weather spoiled the opening the Westlake Aquatic Center and Peterson Pool. In fact, it seemed like Northern Ohio weather wanted the city’s residents to stay away.

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Four men and women stand by their dogs with dreams their puppies will one day be champions in Agility, a popular obstacle course sport for dogs. But before they run through tunnels, weave around poles or leap through tires, they have to learn how to sit.

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Rocky River and Lakewood are considered to be one of the birthplaces of the American Art Pottery movement (1912-1931) and each month, the Rocky River Library helps educate area residents about the movement and some of its unique examples from the celebrated Cowan Pottery Studios.

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After several months of vigorous debate and public comments, City Council has decided that the city’s 60-year-old fence height restriction should stay at 4 feet.