Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Lakewood natives ride 400 miles to raise money for the family of a local man who died in February. The $2,200 raised will help cover medical bills for the family of Ernie Vagi.
When it comes to helping others, some people pitch in at hot meals. Some just write a check. Then, there are those who navigate their bikes though a mountain range in an effort to raise money for a cause. Take, for example, long-time friends Mo Farunia, 22, and Gabe Williams, 23, who rode their bicycles last week through the Appalachian mountains from Washington DC to Lakewood. They packed up tents, sleeping bags and food and hit the C&O railroad trail. The Lakewood natives’ 500-mile, 10-day trek sought to raise money for the family of a local man who died in February. The $2,200 that Farunia and Williams raised will help cover medical bills for the family of Ernie Vagi. Farunia founded Rewarding Rides three years ago. “We raise money …
Monday, May 20, 2013
With warm weather, hundreds turned out for the second-annual event at Beck Center for the Arts on Sunday.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Second-annual event slated to take place all day today.
Here’s a highlight of the top stories from around Lakewood during the past week.
Did you miss anything around town during the past week? Here’s your opportunity to get caught up. Angelo's Raises $35,000 for Freed Kidnapping Victims: On Thursday, the Lakewood pizza shop donated all of the proceeds from pizza sales to Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight. City May Demolish Former Boarding House on Grace Avenue: After buying the property last year, city officials say the selling the home has been a bit of a challenge. Indian, Nepalese Grocery Store Opens on Madison Avenue: Everest Grocery Store opens at 14021 Madison Avenue. With the city’s Asian population continuing to grow, the customer base is already here. Firefighters Battle Blaze at Clifton Boulevard Apartment Building: The building was evacuated, but no…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Among them are increased supervision, a drinking fountain, better access and improved community policing.
After the new basketball court was installed at Lakewood Park last year, city council is now considering a game-plan that includes a few upgrades. Among them are increased supervision, better access and improved community policing. Tom Bullock and Monique Smith penned a letter to fellow council members, encouraging a discussion on outdoor basketball in Lakewood. “After a long winter spring is finally here, and with it, a significant increase in residents and visitor using our parks, including a popular new facility, the recently installed basketball courts near the skate park at Lakewood Park,” said Bullock and Smith. “I think this is a worthwhile investment,” Bullock told council last Monday. “I think it’s important to prioritize this.” …
With family and friends at his side on Monday, Pete Nelson officially committed to attend school and play basketball for Centre College in Kentucky, where he will join the ROTC program.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Josh Reagan will continue his basketball career for the Red Storm.
The University of Rio Grande men’s basketball team announced the signing of Lakewood High School grad Josh Reagan for the 2013-14 season. Reagan, a 6-foot-6, 235-pound power forward, averaged 25 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game at Cuyahoga Community College this year. He ranked third nationally in scoring and sixth in rebounding among all NJCAA Division II teams. Reagan is the son of Bill and Gina Reagan of Lakewood. He spent one season at Delaware Technical Community College, where he averaged 19.1 points and 12.2 rebounds for a team that reached the NJCAA national tournament. “I didn’t get into the basketball thing early like everybody else. I only played my senior year in high school and the two years of JUCO, …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From youth sports to adult leagues, and teams on their way to the playoffs to those reminiscent of the Bad News Bears, Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action this spring!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Lakewood and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Lakewood Patch. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The idea is to “rebuild” the high-speed bike race for 2014.
The Lakewood Criterium, the popular cycling event on the city’s West End, is taking the year off. According to a press release, the event is skipping the 2013 season in an effort to “rebuild for 2014 and beyond.” Lakewood Criterium is a high-speed bike race geared specifically to riders that reach speeds of at least 30 mph. The USA Cycling sanctioned race took place on a one-mile, six-corner course with a start-finish at Detroit Avenue and Riverside Drive. “The Lakewood Criterium has from its inception been designed to highlight Lakewood and specifically the unique aspects of the West End,” according to the press release. “The event is currently building a larger board of directors in order to help the event grow by significant amounts …
Cleveland Gay Games blogger Rob Smitherman explains why he is excited about the way things are turning around for LGBT athletes in professional sports.