Sunday, January 6, 2013
The Fairlawn Parks and Recreation Department has several activities planned for fun on winter break.
The City of Fairlawn’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering some neat activities over winter break. If you are looking for something to do with your family or fun programs for just the kids, they gotcha covered. The programs are held at the Learning Resource Center, 413 Trunko Road. Registration is required and for more information, click here. Call naturalist Lisa Shah at 330-668-9518 with any questions about the programs below: • Winter Nature Hike Cost: Free Ages: all ages (under 5 with adult) Dates: December 26 (winter break) Time: 1:00pm It may be cold, but a hike in the winter is a great time to see signs of wildlife. Tracks in the snow and evidence of …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Freshly grown produce always tastes better, and you can plant your own garden in Fairlawn.
It was a soggy first year for Fairlawn's Community Gardens, but this year will be better, said Parks and Recreation Director Lori Beisecker. Improvements have been made to the soil, and the plots were built up to allow better drainage, she said at a previous city council meeting. The 20-by-20 plots are located in the city's soccer field on Ridgewood Road. Residents and non-residents can register for plots, but residents have first dibs. There are 96 plots available. The cost is $20 for senior citizens, $25 for residents and $30 for non residents. Each household is limited to two plots. The form to apply for a plot can be downloaded here. Checks should be made payable to the City of Fairlawn. Garden rules are attached to the media portion …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Not-quite folk band Elixir Plays Bicentennial Park tonight.
Fairlawn Parks and Recreation Department hosts the band Elixir at 7 p.m. tonight at Bicentennial Park. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show. Elixir is a three-piece band that does inventive turns on folk songs. Imagine a camp-fire sing-along colliding with bus filled with roots and '60s rock musicians and you're close to the sound. The band prides itself on its reggae version of "Down in the Valley" and a Beach-Boys tinged "Skip to My Lou," all performed in costume. Want to hear for yourself? click here.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Her job as Fairlawn parks and recreation director is (mostly) fun and games.
The rain is pouring down and Laurie Beisecker is knee deep in mud. Take a step. Pull your foot out. Take a step. Pull your foot out. But she’s prepared. A staff of supportive people, 12 years of experience and a pair of “super cute” black rubber boots are on her side. Beisecker is the Parks and Recreation Director of Fairlawn. She’s in charge of preparation for the new community garden, which opened Friday. For two days, Beisecker and her team braved the storms to pound hundreds of corner posts and plot numbers into the ground of the Ridgewood Road field. “This year, the weather just did not cooperate,” Beisecker said. “We had planned to let the gardeners in Mothers Day weekend, but we have not been able to get out there and get them …
Saturday, January 22, 2011
This path was familiar to many of you.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
...but three of you were quickest to respond with the correct answer. The picture is of the path at Fort Island Park on Trunko Road. Frank Pangas, Mary Scovall and Michelle Mullaly, your prizes are in the mail!