Wednesday, July 4, 2012
We asked you to submit your favorite patriotic tunes and created a Spotify playlist.
Happy 4th of July! Whether you plan to celebrate America's freedom by watching a parade or two, having a cookout, oohing and ahhing at fireworks or just hanging out by the pool, we wanted to make sure you had the soundtrack for it. Last week, we asked you to submit your favorite patriotic songs. We compiled them into a Spotify playlist and now we're giving it back to you. Note: To listen to the playlist, you must be a Spotify user. To play, click the "Play" button at the top of the list and it should launch your Spotify application. If the playlist doesn't load, try clicking "Play" with Spotify already open. Happy listening and have a great holiday!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
If the kids are going to burn sparklers, make sure they don't toss them on the lawn, fire department says
On Saturday, someone riding a motorcycle was seen throwing a smoke bomb near SouthPark Mall about 6 p.m. Within minutes, the grass was on fire. The fire department was called to put out the blaze, which burned at least 200 feet of grass on a hillside, a report said. This year, the danger of backyard fireworks goes beyond personal injury. With the drought-like conditions, a spark is apt to easily set the dry, crispy grass on fire -- and the culprit could face an arson charge. "People need to just use common sense," Detective Lt. John Janowski said. "With as dry as it's been, nobody should be doing any kind of fireworks right now." Still, at least six fireworks complaints came in Saturday night -- from Willow Circle, Jonathan Drive, North …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Patch wants to help you get ready for fireworks this Fourth of July. Check out our interactive map and get info on all the shows in Northeast Ohio.
Fireworks fans, have we got a guide for you! With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, Patch has compiled a guide with information on the fireworks shows going on across Northeast Ohio. From Avon to Mentor, and down to North Canton, we've got you covered for Independence Day. So check out our interactive map to find a show near you, or see a list of the shows below. Their sorted by date, with the first shows on June 30 and the latest on July 7. Did we miss any good shows? Tell us in the comments so we can add it to the map! Happy Fourth of July from Patch. Enjoy the fireworks! BRECKSVILLE When: June 30 Where: The fireworks can be seen from downtown (Public Square, intersection of Brecksville Road and state Route 82) Time: About 10 …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Businesses donate cost of annual display
The city will again host a Fourth of July fireworks show thanks to contributions from Strongsville businesses, Mayor Tom Perciak said. "The entire cost is borne by the business community," the mayor said. Perciak announced Monday that enough money has been donated to host the show, which will take place at dusk July 4 at the athletic fields on Foltz Parkway. The mayor urged those attending to heed the orders of police officers directing traffic and to be patient when driving to and from the show.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Display is at recreation fields on Foltz Parkway
Don't forget -- Strongsville's fireworks display starts at dusk tonight from the athletic fields on Foltz Parkway, next to the city service garage. If it rains, the show will be tomorrow night. The Ehrnfelt Recreation Center is closed all day today for the Fourth of July holiday.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Fireworks, parties and meetings
1. Fireworks in Strongsville are at dusk on Monday, July 4 at the recreation fields on Foltz Parkway. 2. If you can't see Strongsville's, or you really like fireworks, you can catch's Brunswick's show at 10 p.m. Sunday, July 3 at Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road (Route 303). 3. The Ehrnfelt Recreation Center will be closed all day Monday for the holiday. 4. Monday's regular City Council meeting will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday instead at Mike Kalinich Sr. City Council Chambers. 5. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be out in force over the weekend, looking for impaired drivers. Last Fourth of July holiday, troopers arrested 611 drivers for OVI from Friday, July 2 at midnight through midnight Monday, July 5. Troopers encourage the public to…
Friday, July 1, 2011
Your friends and family will "oooh" and "ahhh" over these festive, star-shaped, lemon-nut cookies
Our household is gearing up for another fun-filled Fourth of July weekend! Year to year our activities seem to vary when celebrating the Fourth. Whether we spend the weekend camping, boating, travelling, watching a parade, snuggling under the fireworks, toasting marshmallows over a fire, (or a combination of all of those activities) one tradition remains constant: The Annual Fourth of July Weekend Cookout. There is always a cookout. Smoke rises from the grill, children run wild in the backyard, and an assortment favorite potluck dishes line the countertops. It just wouldn't feel like the Fourth of July without gathering with family and friends to celebrate our country's Independence Day. For the last couple of years, we have hosted the …
A Patch photographer gives advice on how to capture the sparkle in the sky
Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July. Equipment needed:
Monday, June 27, 2011
If you love the patriotic displays, you can see two shows
Strongsville's annual Fourth of July fireworks show is set for dusk on Monday, July 4 at the Foltz athletic fields on Foltz Parkway, next to the city service center. Rain date is July 5. In neighboring Brunswick, fireworks are set for July 3. The show starts at 10 p.m. from Brunswick High School, 3643 Center Rd. Brunswick also has a Patriot Party on July 3, starting at 7 p.m. at the city's Recreation Center, 3637 Center Rd., that features a performance by the Brunswick Community Band. All city offices and the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center will be closed on Monday, July 4.