Wednesday, July 4, 2012
We asked you to submit your favorite patriotic tunes and created a Spotify playlist.
Happy 4th of July! Whether you plan to celebrate America's freedom by watching a parade or two, having a cookout, oohing and ahhing at fireworks or just hanging out by the pool, we wanted to make sure you had the soundtrack for it. Last week, we asked you to submit your favorite patriotic songs. We compiled them into a Spotify playlist and now we're giving it back to you. Note: To listen to the playlist, you must be a Spotify user. To play, click the "Play" button at the top of the list and it should launch your Spotify application. If the playlist doesn't load, try clicking "Play" with Spotify already open. Happy listening and have a great holiday!
Friday, June 29, 2012
Patch wants to help you get ready for fireworks this Fourth of July. Check out our interactive map and get info on all the shows in Northeast Ohio.
Fireworks fans, have we got a guide for you! With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, Patch has compiled a guide with information on the fireworks shows going on across Northeast Ohio. From Avon to Mentor, and down to North Canton, we've got you covered for Independence Day. So check out our interactive map to find a show near you, or see a list of the shows below. Their sorted by date, with the first shows on June 30 and the latest on July 7. Did we miss any good shows? Tell us in the comments so we can add it to the map! Happy Fourth of July from Patch. Enjoy the fireworks! BRECKSVILLE When: June 30 Where: The fireworks can be seen from downtown (Public Square, intersection of Brecksville Road and state Route 82) Time: About 10 …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Grand marshal recognized; several groups, organizations awarded for parade entries.
Clarification: Fourth of July Parade award winners have traditionally been recognized at the second council meeting in July. From Lakewood Spokeswoman Melissa Garrett: We want to be able to formally recognize the winners and that meeting is our first opportunity to do so. Due to City Council docket deadlines, the Fourth of July is always past that deadline so we would be unable to notify the winners and recognize them at that meeting. City council handed out a few awards Monday night for the participants in the city's Fourth of July Parade. Mickey Krivosh, owner of Three Birds and Around the Corner, was recognized as this year's grand marshal of the parade. Also, council honored five winners of the parade's contests: The Best Color Guard: …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Neighbors, families and friends headed to the north end of Lakewood yesterday morning to catch a glimpse of floats, costumed patriots and many others involved in the popular parade.
Lakewood's Fourth of July parade stepped off to the excitement of thousands of spectators who had lined the north and south sides of Lake Road early yesterday morning. Local shop and business owners, politicians, marching bands, costumed patriots, vintage cars and red, white and blue floats were led by Around the Corner and Three Birds owner Mickey Krivosh, who served as this year's Grand Marshall. Later in the evening — following a performance by the Lakewood Project at the bandstand — an estimated 30,000 people packed Lakewood Park for a fantastic fireworks show, that lasted more than 30 minutes.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Parade this morning, fireworks tonight and parties all day. We've got some of the best tips for partying this Fourth of July.
Hey, Lakewood. Happy Fourth of July. We've got a parade this morning on Lake Avenue. There are private parties all over the city. Did we mention the fireworks show tonight at Lakewood Park? We thought we'd recap some of our coverage from last week, highlighting the events and offering suggestions for getting the most out of the holiday.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
A Patch photographer gives tips on shooting your own photos of this weekend's brightest festivities.
Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July. Equipment needed:
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
State Fire Marshal gives tips on how to stay safe during your Fourth of July celebrations.
Some of the best things about celebrating theFourth of July are the most dangerous. So, to stay safe this holiday, the Ohio Fire Marshalreleased information on how to celebrate without incident. The following information was provided by State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers: Fireworks Safety Other fireworks, like those sold at fireworks stores around Ohio, can be legally purchased in the state, but you must agree to take them out of Ohio to discharge. "You must be at least 18 years of age to buy items such as firecrackers and bottle rockets at the stores you see along the roadways of Ohio," State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers said. "But firing them off within state boundaries is prohibited. According to Flowers' report, there are stiff penalties …
Monday, June 27, 2011
Block parties, more parties and some fireworks. Yeah, Lakewood knows how to party.
Lakewood knows how to throw a party. So, get ready for the city’s Fourth of July celebration. The annual Independence Day parade is scheduled to step off at 10 a.m. July 4 near the intersection of Lake Avenue at Kenneth Drive. The parade will end at Lakewood Park. The annual tradition will include a number of musical favorites including the Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band, St. Edward High School Band, the Lochaber Pipe Band and Red Hackle Pipe Band. The July Fourth party doesn’t end with the parade. Festivities will continue in Lakewood Park with games, food, activities and information provided by several of Lakewood’s community organizations. At 7 p.m., the legendary Lakewood Project — Lakewood High School’s youth rock …