Monday, April 18, 2011
Visits to Sumner on Ridgewood raise the spirits of residents who take special comfort from animals.
Ruthanne McMeechan, of Fairlawn, and her 6-year-old German Shepherd Ella make weekly visits to Sumner on Ridgewood in Copley Township. The dog provides an opportunity for socialization for residents, many of whom have some degree of memory loss and communication difficulties. The program also is therapeutic for Ella too. The animal was wary of people when she was first rescued from a breeding facility, but training and the Sumner visits have put her more at ease with people.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Will you shop at the new location?
Patch asks, What do you think of plans to move Walmart and Sam's Club from Fairlawn to Copley? Fairlawn city officials aren't happy; shoppers will travel for a bargain, but have some reservations.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Watch these videos to see what's going on at Patch sites near you!
As you may have noticed, Fairlawn-Bath Patch is posting more and more videos. Patch sites nearby are following the same practice, so we wanted to make it easy for you to tak e a look at what's going on right down the road. Cuyahoga Falls -- Lindsay McCoy stopped by Cuyahoga Falls High School to take a look at the district's nationally recognized wellness program. Strongsville -- Debbie Palmer checked out the new Strongsville restaurant owned by Cleveland Chef and Food Network star Michael Symon. Lakewood -- Colin McEwen spotlights his city's program to rehab and sell blighted houses. Stow -- Amanda Harnocz on Stow High School's Senior Survivor event that raised thousands for local charities. Want to see a city not listed here? Visit …
Friday, April 8, 2011
Couple teaches weekly dance classes.
They are painting contractors by day, but most nights Greg Messina and Donna Vollar teach Argentine tango . Patch caught up with them at their class down the road from Revere High School at the Richfield Tavern, in the upstairs ballroomwhere people have been dancing since the 1800s.
Friday, April 1, 2011
The Humane Society of Greater Akron says it's easy, and they'll teach you.
The first Kitty Clicker and Cat Enrichment Class will be held at the Humane Society of Greater Akron this Saturday, April 2nd at 11:30am! The class is a one- hour lecture. Please leave your cats at home -- one or two shelter cats will stand in to show how the training is applied. Cost: $10. Class size: 20. To reserve your spot, please call 330-487-0333 x 227 or email Check out the video here where HGSA's Kristin Branagan explains the class and shows how training works with Woodchuck. The four-year-old cat came to HGSA after his front left leg was injured. Shelter docs removed the leg three weeks ago. Now Woodchuck is happily jumping and running on all threes -- and he's ready for adoption.
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Friday, April 1, 2011
March Madness took its toll on college basketball fans, with upsets being the rule instead of the exception. The teams still standing in the Final Four are Kentucky, Virginia Commonwealth, Butler and Connecticut. Patch asked local fans how their brackets were looking in light of all the sports surprises in our "You Said It" video feature. Look for us around the Patch with the question of the day. You can also post questions you would like us to ask in the comments section.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
For five years this annual business has been a second home for local pets.
Owner Lesley McBurney gives Patch a tour of Fairlawn Pet Hotel and Spa.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Paula Singleton's work is featured in the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Fairlawn has its very own Kentucky Derby connection – an award-winning hat. Local writer and jewelry designer Paula Singleton really became a hat maker long before her first design. She was sold on hats from the first day she wore one bought at the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Comments from strangers, “What a great hat!” were the inspiration for Singleton's company name. Last year one of her designs won the Judges Choice Award at the 2010 Kentucky Derby Hat Contest. The hat can be seen on display at the Derby Museum. The Derby might be the only place in America where hat wearing is a tradition, but Singleton said recently more and more women are taking on the fashion accessory in their everyday wardrobes – thanks in no small measure to the …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Copley-Fairlawn P.E. teacher uses giant heart to teach health and keep kids active.
Fort Island Primary teacher Kathy Casper built a giant model students walk crawl and wheel through to show her students how obesity, smoking and bad habits can compromise a healthy heart.
Friday, March 18, 2011
A quick way to get up to speed on news happening near you!
Read more about the stories featured in today's Patchcast: Rockne's to Open in July or August Local Governments Would Lose Money Under Proposed State Budget Close to 200 Acres of Blossom Music Center Land Sold to the National Park