Wednesday, May 22, 2013
At the free event, kids were given a tub of chalk and a sidewalk square for their creation.
More than 100 young artists decorated the sidewalks in the City Commons with works of art Saturday at the annual Arts in Strongsville Chalk Walk. Prizes are awarded to the top designs in each age group. Click on the attached .pdf for a list of winners by category and click here to see photos from the event on Strongsville Patch.
Don't forget to tune in to MasterChef to watch Dean Karadimas
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Kids create sidewalk masterpieces at annual Arts in Strongsville event
More than 100 young artists decorated the sidewalks in the City Commons with works of art Saturday at the annual Arts in Strongsville Chalk Walk. At the free event, kids are given a tub of chalk and a sidewalk square for their creation. Prizes are awarded to the top designs in each age group.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Dean Karadimas is contestant on new season of Fox competition show
Dean Karadimas is a foodie from way back. Even before he started school at Allen Elementary, he was trying to cook meals for his family. "I'd always try to weasel my way into the kitchen," recalls Karadimas, a 2005 graduate of Strongsville High School. "Eventually, my mother let me help her cook." The upshot? Karadimas became so skilled with a skillet, he won a spot on the new season of MasterChef, the Fox reality show starring Gordon Ramsay in which amateur cooks from across the country compete for the title and a $250,000 grand prize. The fourth season starts May 22 with a two-hour premiere. On the show, contestants are assigned to create unique dishes, which are then tasted and rated by Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and chef …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Facebook page is a place to reminisce about growing up here
Looking for some memories? There's a Facebook page dedicated to the old times in Strongsville You Know You're from Strongsville if . . . is an open group with more than 2,500 members. Some recent (unedited) posts from 'You know you're from Strongsville if . . .' • If you remember the Charlie Chips place on pearl road where we got our cans filled. I find a place on pearl road in parma that carries these chips it is called Chuppa's Market Place. They still taste the same. • You remember the Allen Elementary egg drop. • If you ever had deep dish pizza from Alzonas • You know what getting lost in Seidel's Hay Maze is all about • If you remember Pick N Pay or Fisher's Big Wheel....or even Animal Kins! • Lunches with Mr. Cantlin at Whitney…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Last year, hundreds of people participated in the event.
Expect to see a bright splash of color at the Strongsville Commons this weekend. The third annual Chalk Walk is planned for May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Children and teens of all ages (and all communities) are welcome to join in the fun. Chalk is provided. Professional and amateur artists are also seen at this event creating works on canvas using a variety of mediums. For more information, visit the Arts in Strongsville website. Chalk and artist applications are attached to this post in the form of a .pdf.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Cruise over to Wallace Lake for family fun June 21
Cleveland Metroparks will host a "Cruise-In Movie" this June for a blast from the past. On Friday, June 21, "cruise" over to Wallace Lake in Mill Stream Run Reservation for an outdoor viewing of the 1989 movie Field of Dreams and a classic car show. The area opens at 5 p.m., with movie starting at sundown, about 8:45 p.m. Reserved parking is available for classic cars. There will be additional separate parking for general audience. Participants can watch the movie from their car, beach or grassy hill. Bring a ball and glove to play a game of catch on the baseball field before the movie, too. Quarry Rock Café will have a variety of food and beverages available for purchase before and during the movie. Wallace Lake is off Valley Parkway…
Winner gets $2,000 at Rotary event, which also includes a free Kids Fest
A rubber duck race on the Rocky River and a free Kids Fest are set for June 1 at the Cleveland Metroparks Chalet in Strongsville The event, which runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be sponsored by Pat Catan’s Craft Centers and hosted by the Rotary Club of Strongsville. Kids Fest activities will include pony rides, inflatables, magic, face painting and Touch-a-Truck featuring a Strongsville fire engine and other vehicles. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages will be available. Metroparks NatureTracks, a mobile classroom designed to expand visitors' knowledge of nature, will be on-site. Rubber ducks, which will race 7/10-mile through the Rocky River, are available for “adoption” for $10 each, or a flock of three for $20. Prizes will be awarded to the …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Buy tickets now for Berea ARF event Friday, May 17
Berea ARF will host a new event, A Night at the Races, on Friday, May 17, at Keller Hall of St. Adalbert Parish 66 Adalbert St. in Berea, from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are sold in advance, and include an all-you-can-eat pasta, pizza, salad and sandwich buffet catered by Stancato’s, along with a homemade dessert buffet and soft drinks. A cash bar for wine and beer will be available, along with gourmet and themed raffle baskets, sideboard betting and 50/50 raffle. A Night at the Races features real wagering on exciting video horse races projected on a huge screen. Attendees can select their horses for each race, place $2 bets at the window and win real money when their horse wins. “If you haven’t been to a Night at the Races …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Performances May 3 and 4 will benefit Special Olympics
A cast of more than 80 Cleveland-area figure skaters, hockey players and performers will bring the sideshow curiosities of the circus to life on the ice during Madame La Rue's Carnivale of Curiosities. Sponsored by the Strongsville Skating Club, the annual ice show will benefit the Special Olympics of Strongsville. The skating extravaganza will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 at OBM Arena at Iceland USA. Doors will open each night at 6:30 p.m., with dancers, snake charmers and sideshow acts setting the mood. Pre-show activities include the E and J reptile show and performances by the Little Wings Dance Company as guests mingle with performers and make curious circus crafts. Skaters as young as 3 will perform alongside national-…