Saturday, April 27, 2013
Strongsville Rotary is organizing free event for families
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. “This is a community event that focuses on kids,” said Rotarian George Grozan, coordinator of Kids Fest. “It will be safe, it will be fun and it will be free." …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Brian Gale hopes his family's tragedy can help others find joy
Brian Gale and his family -- wife Kelly and son Logan -- were on a plane to Disney World a few years ago. They'd upgraded to business class, to the unspoken "harumphs" of the other passengers, executives less than thrilled to be flying with an excited 2-year-old. The flight went fine, though, and the plane touched down. "All of a sudden, you hear this little voice: 'Good job, airplane!'" Gale recalls. Everyone laughed; Logan had won them over. More important, he'd given Dad an epiphany of sorts. "I saw that attitude -- that wonder of how things happen," Gale says. "That became the impetus of looking at life through Logan's eyes." From Loss and Pain . . . Those three words would become Gale's mantra, and eventually the title of his book…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Strongsville Community Theatre presents playful Shakespeare romp
Strongsville Community Theatre will present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Lisa Ortenzi. The story: A playful Shakespearean romp through the forest where teens run away from their parents and run towards love, where a group of community theater players rehearse a most lamentable tragedy, where the fairy world collides with the real world and magic and zaniness ensues -- all set in the groovy time period of the 1970s. The play will run April 26, 27 and 28 and May 3, 4 and 5. Friday and Saturday performances at are at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Stage is at Strongsville High School Little Theater, 20025 Lunn Rd., Door D. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Call 440-…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Strongsville Public Library presents the real story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Websites promise to keep tabs as he hops our way with goodies
Kids can track the Easter Bunny on his journey Saturday with help from some websites. At this site, trackeasterbunny.com, there are games and coloring pages, as well as a tracking page that starts March 30. We also found this online tracker that shows a satellite view of the Bunny's hideout and says it will start following his progress March 30. A site called TheBunnyTracker.com promises to keep kids up to date on the rabbit's progress as he hops around the world. And there's also an iPhone app for 99 cents that offers a map of where the Bunny is on his journey. Best bet to make sure he visits your house tonight is to leave out some carrots or lettuce. Word is, the Easter Bunny will happily leave some chocolates and jelly beans in …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Who wouldn't want to attend Rock 'n' Roll Camp? Find out more from School of Rock blogger John Koury here.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Grad School season is under way!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
SHS grad is honored for her acting career
March 8 was Tricia Tanguy Day in Strongsville in honor of the 2002 Strongsville High School graduate's successful acting career. Mayor Tom Perciak read the proclamation Friday during the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Strongsville. Tanguy, who is currently performing in Sister Act at the Palace Theater in Cleveland, received the honor in the presence of family members, including her parents, as well as her Strongsville High School choir and band instructors Eric Richardson and Ken Mehalko. Tanguy, the daughter of Mike and AnnMarie Tanguy, attended Whitney Elementary School and Albion Middle School before graduating from Strongsville High School in 2002. While at SHS, she was a member of the National Honor Society and the …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Teams from Head Over Heels take home honors
Head Over Heels Gymnastics has had a successful season, with teams placing well at recent competitions. Check out the new photos the gym has posted on Strongsville Patch's Pics & Clips page. Young gymnasts recently traveled to Indianapolis to compete at the For Love or Money meet Feb. 8-10, a large, multi-state meet. The Level 6 team placed first and the Level 4 team placed third. Following a strong performance in Indianapolis, the gym competed at the All Around Gymnastics Challenge in Eastlake Feb. 23-24. The Level 4 team placed first with a season high score of 115.3. The Level 6 team placed first, and the Level 3 team placed second. In their first meet of the season, the Xcel Platinum team placed third. Levels 3-10 also produced …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Strongsville Historical Society will have annual Style Show and Luncheon at Don's
The Strongsville Historical Society will host its 21st annual Style Show and Luncheon from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at Don's Pomeroy House. This year’s fashions come from Chico's at SouthPark Mall. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for the lunch, which will be followed by a raffle and the style show, called "Fashion Forward Spring." Tickets are $36 and available by calling 440-238-0000 or 440-773-6605. Learn more about the Strongsville Historical Society by calling 440-572-0057 or visiting Strongsville.org.