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  • Monday, September 14, 2015 5:53 PM | Deleted user

    North Olmsted Early Childhood PTA still has tables open for their Fall Resale!  

    New this year is a reduced admission for Early Birds!  They have previously charged $5 admission for the early bird sale, 8am - 9am, but have lowered that to $3 this year!  

    Contracts are now open for our 2015 Fall Resale, which will be held Saturday, September 26 from 8:00am - 12:00pm.  Set up will be the night before, from 7:00 - 9:00pm.  The sale will once again be held at The Soccer Sportsplex, 31515 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, 44070.  

    Contracts and resale rules are available in an online format with PayPal payment option at www.noecpta/resale.  

    Once again, they are holding a raffle for a $25 gift card for anyone who purchases 2 or more tables.  


  • Sunday, September 13, 2015 12:42 PM | Deleted user

    Sept 16, 2015 - Recruiting Rally

    Make plans to join Two Feathers Longhouse and learn more about the Native Sons & Daughters program at this year’s Recruiting Rally & Cookout. We will provide hot dogs, drinks, and dessert. Our officers will give a brief presentation about the Native Sons & Daughters program. We’ll also have music, fun activities, a craft, and displays highlighting our events. Join us anytime between 5:30 and 8:00 pm. The Rally will be held at The Barn behind Avon United Methodist Church, 37711 Detroit Rd, Avon, Ohio 44011.

    Visit their website for more information:

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2015 12:01 PM | Deleted user

    Secure your seats to before the general public sale!

    The biggest pre-sale of the year has begun! Enjoy exclusive access to Playhouse Square's most in-demand shows-- including our 2015-2016 KeyBank Broadway and Star Performance Series shows!

    This pre-sale opportunity ends September 11 at 11 a.m., visit the Corporate Exclusive Online (CEO) page by clicking the link below and enter your promo code to access the pre-sale. Don't be late or you may get shut out. Tickets to these shows are already in limited supply due to unprecedented demand.

    Please note that tickets to The Phantom of the Opera will not be available for purchase at this time.

    Purchasing tickets is easy:

    1.) Visit

    2.) Enter promo code: GTW8

    Questions or concerns about your order? Please call 216-640-8600 and mention your promo code.

    Please note: Online-only promotion. All sales are final. Returns, exchanges or retroactive discounts are not possible.

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2015 11:55 AM | Deleted user
    September 11 from 11 AM to 1 PM - 20 Min Outdoor Sessions

    Friday September 11, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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    Palmieri's Fine Art Photography (Outside)
    10611 East Washington Street
    Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
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    Don't miss the chance to capture the beauty of your 2015! Join us for a fantastic rustic outdoor session and hold on to these beautiful days forever. 

    Exceptional $99 value: (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7s and (4) wallets of your (1) favorite image.  An additional pose is available to be purchased for $15 making the content total (2) images.  Additional portraits available at 25% off regular portrait pricing.  Canvases available at 25% off, too.  Inclement weather will result in the event being rescheduled. 

    Slide show of your images also available for $20! Perfect for your screensaver or to share with family via email!

    See an example here (note there is music):

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    Register Now!
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    Tony Palmieri

    Palmieri's Fine Art Photography & Custom Framing


  • Tuesday, September 08, 2015 3:13 PM | Deleted user

    Learn Ways to Help Your Child Gain Better Emotional Control, Flexibility and Organizational Skills at September Program

    All Connecting for Kids events are free and open to the public.

    Free child care is available, but participants must register.

    Executive Function 101: Why It Is Important and How You Can Help Your Child

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    7:00 p.m.

    Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room

    Does your child struggle to keep emotions in check? Can he or she be flexible when changes occur? Does your child procrastinate in starting a project or have trouble keeping on task? Christine A. Chambers, MEd, OTR/L, of Abilities First, LLC, will help parents gain an understanding of typical executive function skills at the preschool through preteen levels. Parents will learn strategies to help their child gain better emotional control and flexibility. Chambers will also discuss ways to help a child with task initiation, planning, organization and time management as well as strategies to increase working memory and sustained attention to tasks.

    This event is co-sponsored with the Westlake Porter Public Library. Free child care is provided, but space is limited. To register for the program and child care, please visit or email or call 440-250-5563.

    About Connecting for Kids

    Connecting for Kids offers education and support for families with questions or concerns about their child, with a focus on children birth through age 12. A formal diagnosis, such as an autism spectrum disorder or ADHD, is not required to receive information or participate in Connecting for Kids’ programs. Resources are available for a number of concerns, including but not limited to, anxiety, attention, food allergies, sensory, and speech-language. Families can attend innovative, free programming and learn how to improve their child’s behavior, social skills and more. The organization also offers support groups, a parent mentor program and numerous resources to empower parents to enable their child to reach his or her full potential. If your child is struggling, you’re not alone. Connecting for Kids can help.

  • Tuesday, September 08, 2015 11:48 AM | Deleted user

    Preschool Sports / LCSC Youth Sports – Program Offerings

    Unless otherwise stated, classes are designed for boys and girls, ages 3-6.   

      Refer to for updated information.   

      Class schedule and location vary per program and session.   

      NOTE: There will be one special practice at Avon Lake’s Memorial Football Field (Day and Time TBD). We will need all parents, ready and willing, to actively help their child through the drills and keep their attention during this practice. (Football, Soccer and Cheerleading)  

        For more information, contact Coach Craig Collins at 216-256-0310 or   


    WHEN: Wednesdays 6-7:00 p.m.   

                  September 16– October 14   

    WHERE:  Avon Lake United Church of Christ   

    32801 Electric Boulevard Avon Lake, OH 44012   

    COST: $60 per child.   

    OVERVIEW: A great way to teach preschoolers, not only the basic skills needed in football, it is a great way to work on listening skills, cooperation, and sportsmanship.   

    WHAT TO BRING: Tennis shoes and water bottle.  


      WHEN: Saturdays (9, 10, and 11:00 a.m.)   

                  Session I – September 12 – October 17 *No Class 10/3  

    WHERE:  Avon Lake United Church of Christ   

    32801 Electric Boulevard      Avon Lake, OH 44012 

    COST: $60 per child.   

    WHAT TO BRING: Tennis shoes, soft athletic shorts, t-shirt, and water bottle.   

    Soccer shin guards recommended to be worn during class.   

    EQUIPMENT USED: Size 3 Soccer balls. Soccer balls provided.     


      WHEN: Saturdays 11:00 a.m.   

                  Session I – September 12 – October 16 *No Class 10/3               

          Session II – October 19 – December 4                  

          Session III – January 11 – February 19   

                  Session IV – February 22 – March 22   

    WHERE: Avon Lake United Church of Christ   

                    32801 Electric Boulevard                  

    Avon Lake, OH 44012   

    COST: $60 per child.   

    OVERVIEW: Preschool Sports will be participating in the Homecoming Parade! All are welcome to walk in the parade. Saturday, October 3 at 10:00 a.m. at Blesser Park. Everyone will be asked to bring a bag of candy to the parade.   

    EQUIPMENT USED: Pom poms provided.   


      WHO: Kindergarten through 4thGraders 

    WHEN: Thursdays 6:15 p.m.   

                      Session I – September 10 – October 16   

                      Session II – October 19 – December  4                                      

      Session III – January 11 – February 19   

                      Session IV – February 22 – March 22 

    WHERE: Erieview Elementary   

                    32630 Electric Boulevard                               

    Avon Lake, OH 44012 

    COST: $60 per child.   

    OVERVIEW: Designed to introduce children to the basics of sideline cheer in a fun and safe environment.   

    EQUIPMENT USED: Pom poms provided.  


      WHEN: Wednesdays (6:15 to 7:15pm.)   

                  Session I – November 2 – December 7   

    WHERE: Erieview Elementary   

                    32630 Electric Boulevard                   

                   Avon Lake, OH 44012  

    WHEN: Saturdays (9, 10, and 11:00 a.m.)   

                  Session II – January 9 – February 13   

                  Session III – February 20 – March 26   

    WHERE:  Avon Lake United Church of Christ  

                     32801 Electric Blvd  

    Avon Lake, OH 44012   

    COST: $60 per child.   

    OVERVIEW: Tot Basketball has been designed to introduce children to the game of basketball in a non-competitive environment through repetition and teamwork in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.     

    WHAT TO BRING: Tennis shoes and water bottle.    

    EQUIPMENT USED: Age appropriate safety equipment is used to include hoops and mini-basketballs.   


      WHEN: Tuesdays 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. (rotating schedule)   

                  Session I – Week of November 2 – December 12   

                  Session II – February 22 – April 1   

    WHERE:  Westview Elementary 155  

    Moore Road   

    Avon Lake, OH 44012   

    COST: $65 per child.   

    OVERVIEW: League is designed for those children currently attending Pre-K and Kindergarten.  League runs for five (5) weeks. Classes consist of a 30minute practice followed by a 30-minute game.   

    WHAT TO BRING: Tennis shoes, soft athletic shorts, t-shirt, and water bottle.   

    Soccer shin guards recommended to be worn during class.   

    EQUIPMENT USED: 7ft basketball hoop, intermediate size basketball  

    1st & 2nd GRADE BASKETBALL

    WHEN: Thursdays 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. (rotating schedule)   

                  Session I – November 2 – December 17   

                  Session II – March 7, TBD  

    WHERE: Erieview Elementary   

                    32630 Electric Boulevard                 

    Avon Lake, OH 44012  

    COST: $65 per child.   

    OVERVIEW: Classes are designed for those children currently attending 1st and 2nd grades.  League runs for five (5) weeks. Classes consist of a 30-minute practice followed by a 30-minute game   

    EQUIPMENT USED: 8ft. Rim, Intermediate size basketball  


    WHEN: Saturdays 12-1:00 p.m.   

    Session I – November 7   

    Session II – December 5   

    Session III – January 9   

    Session IV – February 6  

    Session V – March 5   

    WHERE: Spevock’s Nautical Bowling Lanes   

    184 Miller Road  Avon Lake, OH 44012   

    COST: $60 per parent/child - $35/additional child   

  • Monday, August 31, 2015 10:18 AM | Deleted user

    ATTENTION LOCAL MOMMAS WITH THEIR OWN HOME BUSINESS OR CRAFTS FOR SALE: The 33rd Annual Avon Lake Homecoming Festival is October 3 and 4. The event's vendor chair is looking for local mom's with their own home business or craft that are interested in getting a vendor table. If you are interested, email Shannon Parsons Boros at

  • Monday, August 31, 2015 9:28 AM | Deleted user

    On Saturday, September 12th, from 1:30 pm - 4 pm Divine Scoops will hold a children's book reading and signing with an author from Avon Lake! 

    I Love You All the Way to God by Kathy King, Illustrated by Carl King

    Book Signing: 1:30-4pm

    Book Reading: 2pm & 3pm


    Two Avon Lake High School graduates celebrate life and love by writing and illustrating a children’s book together. Long-time residents of Avon Lake, Kathy and Carl King honor Kathy’s father with a children’s book entitled I Love You all the Way to God.

    How much do we love? Better yet, how do we measure love? The children in this book love their grandfather “all the way to God” and that’s a lot of love! Their #1 grandpa teaches them how to love and how to hug. Do you love someone “all the way to God?”

    Written by Kathy King and illustrated by Carl King this book shows us that hugs come in all sizes and shapes.

    Kathy will be visiting Avon Lake and on Saturday, September 12th and will be the “author in residence” at Divine Scoops, 140 Lear Road, Avon Lake.

    Lindsay, the star of the book, wears a Wonder Woman superhero costume and is pictured on the cover of the book. Do you have a superhero costume?

    JOIN US AT DIVINE SCOOPS. Kathy will be doing a book signing from 1:30-4:00 and will do a book reading at 2:00 and 3:00.

    All children are welcome – come and get 50 cents off of your favorite ice cream and learn about hugs – BIG hugs, FUN hugs, HAPPY hugs, LAUGHING hugs, and a special grandpa. If you have a superhero’s costume, make sure you wear it!

  • Sunday, August 23, 2015 10:24 PM | Deleted user

    NRECPTA Children’s Fall ReSale Event

    Saturday, October 10th, 2015

    8:00am to 1:00pm

    North Royalton High School Cafeteria and Gymnasium

    14713 Ridge Rd, North Royalton, OH 44133

    Admission is only $1.00 from 9am until 1pm.

    EARLY BIRD sale admission is $5.00 from 8am- 9am.

    Tables on sale NOW!!!

    email to reserve your spot

    But HURRY! We Always Sell Out!

    Cafeteria spaces are approximately 9’ x 9’ with a 6’ round table and 2 chairs for $25.

    Gymnasium spaces are approximately 15’x15’ with 2 chairs (no table) for $30.

  • Friday, August 21, 2015 8:58 PM | Deleted user

    Thursday, September 3

    Join Crocker Park for Movies in the Park! Watch Captain America on the outdoor screen this week.

    Where: Crocker Park (West Park behind GameStop)

    When: *Movie begins at dusk

    Who: Everyone is welcome

    How: Just show up!

    Cost: Free

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