Monday, November 28, 2011
Visit mall Dec. 3 to save a life
The Strongsville Rotary will host bone marrow donor registration drive Dec. 3 at Westfield SouthPark mall. Volunteers will sign up potential donors from noon to 4 p.m. The process is painless and requires only a cheek swab be taken. There are no needles or blood. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 60 who is in good health is welcome to join the registry.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
At work and in his free time, Paul Richards makes helping others top priority
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Gina Ragone
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Paul Richards would never call himself a hero. But others might. And Richards, director of Hanson House, a resource for people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, now has the official title, like it or not. Richards was recently named a "Hometown Hero" by State Rep. Mike Dovilla. "These are the people that are often most deserving," Dovilla has said of the award he created. "They think they are just going about their job each day, but they are having an important impact on people around them too." Richards worked as a mechanical engineer before earning a master’s degree in psychology. “We were making good cars, but I realized it’s people who make the world work,” Richards said. Now he spends his days working with TBI patients, …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
More than 90 businesses displayed their goods and services
Restaurants, banks, home improvement companies and other businesses brought samples, prizes and contests to the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center Thursday evening for a Business Expo. The expo, in its second year, featured more than 90 local businesses -- most from Strongsville, but some from neighboring communities. "It continues to grow," said Economic Development Director Brent Painter, noting that last year's event drew about 75 vendors. "It's a good community event." The expo is a collaboration between the city, the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce and the Strongsville Rotary. "The city hosts it, but the Rotary and Chamber co-host and had a lot of good ideas," Painter said.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Sample food from area restaurants, with proceeds going to local food banks
If you have trouble deciding which of Strongsville’s great restaurants to go to for dinner, the Rotary Club of Strongsville has the perfect solution: Eat at all of them. Rotary’s second Savor the Flavor – A Taste in Strongsville, to be held Sunday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Strongsville, offers the chance to sample food from the best restaurants in and around Strongsville. Proceeds from the event will be donated to local food banks in Strongville, Berea, North Royalton, Middleburg Heights, Parma Heights and Brunswick. Last year’s inaugural event, which featured food sampling stations from almost 30 first class restaurants, sold out with more than 500 attendees. Along with food stations, this year’s event will feature wine …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Hole sponsors also being sought for Aug. 25 event
The 34th Annual Rotary Foundation Golf Outing is set for August, and it's time to register or sponsor a hole. Forms for both have been updated on the Rotary's website. The Golf Outing will take place Thursday, Aug. 25 at Fox Meadow Country Club in Medina. Proceeds benefit the Strongsville Rotary Foundation for scholarships, service projects and community activities. For information about registration, contact Matt Finkler at 216-367-8878. For information about sponsorships, contact John Price at 440-552-1213. To donate a door prize, contact Rick Voigt.
Monday, May 16, 2011
No need to go fast to win this race
The third annual Rotary Club of Strongsville RUN4FUN will be Saturday, May 21. The race starts and finishes at Pathways Church, located at the corner of Prospect and Drake roads (the old Strongsville rec center). The race will begin at 5:30 p.m., with registration starting at 4:15 p.m. Pre-registration fee is $20 and registration at the event is $25. Pre-registered participants will receive a custom T-shirt, refreshments and goodie bag. And "after run party" will take place at Molly McGhee's, 13169 Prospect Rd. This is a "Predict Your Time" 5K (3.1 mile) run or walk, so no electronic devices, like iPods, heart monitors, cell phones, watches or GPS units are allowed. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age bracket…
Monday, May 9, 2011
A record-breaking year for Annual Chili Open
The Strongsville Rotary has donated $36,000 in proceeds from the 20th annual B'laster Chili Open Golf Classic to 12 charities. Each receives $3,000. The 12 charities, selected from 45 applicants, are: Berea Children's Home, Central American Medical Outreach, City Mission/Laura's Home, Cleveland Scholarship Programs (Malone Scholarship Fund, Easter Seals, Greater Cleveland Youth Challenge, Hanson House, Lighthouse Inc., Malachi House, Ronald McDonald House, Rose-Mary Center and the Strongsville Education Foundation. The golf classic grossed $140,000 -- the most in its 20-year history, according to event chairman Dave Riehl. The bottom line was helped this year by a raffle for tickets to the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga. After expenses…
Monday, April 18, 2011
Parents bring their kids for ID kits, safety demonstrations, egg hunt and more
Crowds visited the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center Sunday for the Seventh Annual Child Safe Community Day Fair. Kids posed for pictures with the Easter Bunny, jumped in inflatable bounce houses and hunted for Easter eggs, but also learned some important lessons about stranger danger and other safety issues. The event was presented by the Rotary Club of Strongsville with participation from Jeff Ellis' International Karate Centers, VFW Post 3345, and the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Seventh annual event includes mini-clinics, games.
The seventh annual Child Safe Community Day Fair will take place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center, 18100 Royalton Rd. The event is presented by the Rotary Club of Strongsville with participation from Jeff Ellis' International Karate Centers, VFW Post 3345, and the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce. Kids will learn stranger defense, what to do in emergency situations and much more. The event is designed to be a kid-friendly way to keep children out of harm's way. Children and parents will receive a free child identification kit, complete with fingerprints and a personal description record that parents take home and update regularly. Members of law enforcement will assist with the fingerprinting. "It started …