localism: Holiday Events in Amherst, Ohio this weekend! - 12/01/10 03:55 PM
Yes, I'm excited to say that Amherst will be having 2 great Christmas Events this weekend:
1. Main Street in Downtown Amherst will be hosting their 5th annual "Miracle on Main Street" Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 6 pm, featuring a parade, tree lighting, family fun activities, plus of course - Santa Claus! For more information or to volunteer for this event, please call Teresa Giles at (440) 984-6709.
2. Amherst Sandstone Village (763 Milan Ave in Amherst) will be hosting its annual "Christmas in the Village" Sunday, December 5th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, featuring the tastes, sights, smells and … (0 comments)

localism: Breakfast with Santa - December 4, 2010 - 11/30/10 12:56 PM
Midview School Band Boosters will be sponsoring "Breakfast with Santa" on December 4, 2010 from 8:30 am to 11:00 am, featuring a full country breakfast, holiday inspired games, a goodie bag and of course, a visit with Santa!
Location: Midview High School APR, Capel Rd in Grafton OH 44044.
Cost: $7.00 per person (2 & under free). For tickets, call 440-748-7021.  For an additional charge of $6.00, your child can have a 4 x 6 photo with Santa. For only $4.00, your child can have a letter from Santa from the North Pole.
Remember, the Midview Band needs your support. All … (1 comments)

localism: Grafton Township Fire Department Auxiliary - Letters from Santa - 11/29/10 11:10 PM
The Belden Flames (Grafton Township Fire Department Auxiliary) is currently sponsoring a neat holiday fund-raiser by taking orders for "Letters from Santa". Such a creative idea since the children will receive a package addressed to them in the mail. Enclosed will be six items: a letter from Santa that has been personalized with their name; a photo card of Santa with Mrs. Santa Claus, his reindeer and elves in front of their home at the North Pole; a key to Santa's workshop; a certificate with the child's name that will show to be on Santa's nice list; a package of reindeer … (0 comments)

localism: Baskets of Blessings - Annual Christmas Open House - 11/29/10 10:46 PM
Please donate items for "The Blessing House" - a Local Safe Home for Families in Crisis by attending the Baskets of Blessings Annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 4th, 2010.
For each item donated, you will be entered into a drawing to win Baskets of Blessings Gift Certificates.
Items Needed for Donations:
Diapers- size 3, 4, 5, Pull-ups all sizes, Toliet Paper, Paper Towels, Trash bags, cleaning supplies, laundry soap, light bulbs, batteries, canned food items, snack items, baby formula: similac advance, Isolmil Advance, New Socks/Underware for Girls/Boys to age 12, New pajamas, toys, games, craft items (new only please) … (2 comments)

localism: Grafton "Snacks with Santa & Visits with Horses" Event - 11/29/10 10:33 PM
The Angels Haven Horse Rescue will be hosting a day to have "Snacks with Santa and Visits with Horses" on Sunday, December 5th, 2010 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Evergreen Farm, located: 13297 Durkee Rd in Grafton.
Fun for everyone, enjoy horse/pony rides, a visit with Santa, snacks, games and more. Cost: $10 donation for the horse/pony rides & snacks or $5 donation for snacking only.
All donations/proceeds will benefit the rescue horses that truly need our help. If you should have questions or would like more information, please call 440-781-5060 or 440-781-5050.
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localism: Grafton Police "Food Fight" - 11/29/10 10:25 PM
The Grafton Police Department is collecting non-perishable food items, hats and gloves from now until December 15th, 2010. All donations will be given to the local Salvation Army. Please help our community by donating and help our Grafton Police Department win the 2nd annual "Food Fight" , which was started by the Lorain County Sheriff's Office-Records Division.
Donations can be dropped off to the Grafton Police Station located at: 1009 Chestnut St in downtown Grafton OR arrangements to have items picked up can by made by calling Sgt Melissa Masterson at 440-926-2662.
 
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localism: Grafton, Ohio is celebrating "Grafton is Candyland" - 11/29/10 10:03 PM
Friday, December 3rd, 2010 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm: Grafton is having an Old Fashioned Christmas with this year's theme: "Grafton is Candyland".
Schedule of Events:
Sparkle Market: 460 N Main Street, Grafton at 5:00 pm - Santa Arrives and Midview 3rd Grade Choir Performs
Parson Crossing: 593 N Main Street, Grafton at 5:30 pm - Santa Arrives with 5 - 9 pm candy demonstrations.
Water Tower Park: Main Street, Grafton at 5:50 pm - Santa Arrives with Tree Lighting Ceremony and Midview 3rd Grade Choir performs.
Train Tower: Corner of Cleveland St & Railroad Tracks from 5 - 9 pm … (0 comments)

localism: Midview School Community Forum - 11/29/10 09:38 PM
The Midview School System will be discussing the future of the Midview Schools on December 11, 2010 from 9:00 - 12:00 noon. Please be pro-active and attend this community forum. Light morning refreshments will be provided.
Where:  Midview West Elementary School at 13070 Durkee Rd, Grafton OH 44044
For more information, please contact the Midview School Board at 440-926-3737 or you can visit the website at: www.MidviewK12.org
THE MIDVIEW SCHOOLS - Charting a New Course
 
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localism: Fund Raiser Animal Rescue in Lorain County - 10/16/10 03:59 PM
Want to enjoy a murder mystery dinner theatre benefit to help our homeless animals that are in dire need of adoption? More and more animals are being abandoned due to our economic crisis, so I ask for your help in promoting this Animal Rescue Dinner Theatre Fund Raiser, "Dial F for Friendship".
Details: Spitzer Conference Center on the LCCC Campus, 1005 Abbe Rd N., Elyria on October 30th, 2010 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Tickets are $50.00 and will include a gourmet dinner, dessert, 1 drink voucher and a live murder mystery show. Also available: a live auction and a cash … (7 comments)

localism: Grafton Firemen's Festival - Coming up May 2009 - 03/09/09 10:37 PM
Grafton Firemen's Festival on May 21-25th, 2009 at Willow Park, Grafton Ohio. Times are as follows: Thursday & Friday from 6 pm til 11 pm. Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon til midnight. Monday from noon til 8 pm. Come out & enjoy the festivities! There will be fun for everyone!!
For more information, call: 440-926-2075
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localism: Lorain County Metro Parks, LaGrange Ohio - Holiday Lights - 12/09/08 08:09 PM
Lorain County Metro Parks, LaGrange Ohio - Holiday Lights 
Once again, Lorain County Metro Parks gives back to the community, presenting the 8th annual "Festival of Holiday Lights", happening NOW through December 30th, 2008*.
Times:  6-9 pm Sunday - Thursday
           6-10 pm Friday - Saturday
( *Note: Will be closed on 12-24-08 & 12-25-08 )
Where:  Carlisle Visitor Center, 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange OH 44050
Enjoy a trail that's decorated for the holidays, plus a tram ride around another trail.
Admission: one non-perishable food item
For more information, call: 1-900-LCM-PARK  or (440) 458-5121  
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localism: North Ridgeville - Senior Health Fair (Free & Open to the Public) - 12/08/08 08:06 PM
North Ridgeville - Senior Health Fair
All seniors, their children, friends and neighbors are welcome to attend the Senior Health Fair on January 6th, 2009 from 10 am until 2 pm.  Location: 7327 Avon Belden Road, North Ridgeville
This event is free and open to the public, with refreshments being served. Over 10 Health Care Agencies will be present to answer questions and provide valuable information for older adults.
This event is hosted by the North Ridgeville Office for Older Adults. For more information, please contact Shelley Sullinger at 440-353-0825
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localism: Grafton Firemen's Festival on May 22-26th, 2008 - 05/01/08 10:13 PM
Grafton Firemen's Festival on May 22-26th, 2008 at Willow Park, Grafton Ohio. Times are as follows: Thursday & Friday from 6 pm til 11 pm.  Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon til midnight. Monday from noon til 8 pm. Come out & enjoy the festivities! There will be fun for everyone!!
For more information, call: 440-926-2075
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localism: Red Hatters Day on May 17th, 2008 - 05/01/08 10:10 PM
Red Hatters Day Special Event being held at Jamie's Flea Market (State Route 113, South Amherst) on May 17th, 2008 from 8 am til 4 pm. Red Hat Ladies Contest for the best hat and outfit along with a drawing for a red Victorian hat and hat stand.
For more information, call: 440-896-4402
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localism: Train Show in LaGrange, Ohio on May 3rd & 4th, 2008 - 05/01/08 10:06 PM
Train Show in LaGrange, Ohio on May 3rd & 4th at the Carlisle Visitor Center. Times: May 3rd (Saturday) 10 am til 4 pm and on May 4th (Sunday) from 12 noon til 4 pm.
View elaborate train layouts, then ride on the Carlisle & Black River Railroad small-gauge train.
For more information: 440-458-5121
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localism: Earth Day Celebrated at Cascade Park, Elyria on May 3rd, 2008 - 05/01/08 09:59 PM
Celebrate Earth Day on May 3rd, 2008 at the Cascade Park Nature Center in Elyria, Ohio. Time: 10 am til 2 pm. Free hands-on activities, displays, and even horse-drawn wagon rides! Fun-filled day, so bring the children. Something for everyone. What does Earth Day mean to you? What is the purpose of Earth Day? How did it start? Check this history link: http://earthday.envirolink.org/history.html
Visit: www.CityOfElyria.org for more information about the Earth Day Celebration at Cascade Park Nature Center in Elyria, or call: 440-326-1500.
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localism: Lorain County - Eaton Township News - Dumpster Days - 04/19/08 11:24 PM
Eaton Township News (for residents only);
Dumpster Days will be held May 2nd & May 3rd from 8am to 6 pm.
What is Dumpster Days? An event where residents can dispose of large trash items that aren't normally put out for the regular trash pick-up.  A great way to clean up and trash out unwanted items of no use.
Limited types of waste accepted, such as: Appliances, furniture, roofing materials, newspapers, recyclable glass, recyclable plastic.
DO NOT BRING: tires, paintes, computer parts, household cleaners, lawn & garden products, used motor oil, explosives, firearms, fireworks, televisions, office electronics.
Next scheduled dumpster days will … (0 comments)

localism: Lorain County - Good News! New Housing Developments Coming - - 04/17/08 12:04 AM
Lorain County - good news! New Housing Developments in the Works! Although the number of new homes being built in the Lorain County area has been on the downward side since 2003, along with an overload of existing homes for sale...there is still room for new homes in our market - and I'm excited to announce plans were submitted to build approx 500 homes in northeast Eaton Township. The proposed development runs east to west from Reed to Hawke Roads, then north to south from Brokaw to Cooley Roads, all single family homes. I, myself, live in Eaton Township, which is made … (0 comments)

localism: Lorain - Ely Enterprises Moving to Lorain OH - 04/16/08 01:31 PM
Great News in Lorain! Ely Enterprises is moving to Lorain. I was excited when my friend, Jane K @ a local title company emailed this news to me. Lorain County has been struggling with job losses, along with businesses closing or moving elsewhere - so it's great to get news of a company coming into our county.
According to an article written by Scot Allyn, for the Morning Journal in Lorain, he tells us that Ely Enterprises has outgrown its building in Cleveland & is moving to the former Lakeland Enterprises Building at 3809 Broadway, Lorain OH.
Ely Enterprises is a … (3 comments)

localism: Grafton News: Midview Drama Students Perform Hello Dolly - 04/14/08 11:10 PM
Grafton News: Midview Drama Students perform "Hello Dolly".
Midview Drama Students invite you to enjoy this musical.
Performance Times:
     Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at 7 p.m.
     Friday, April 18th, 2008 at 7 p.m.
     Saturday, April 19th, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Talented Students need your support, so please stop by & enjoy a great show! Ticket Prices are $7 for adults & $5 for students.  GO MIDVIEW!!
     
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