2017 is the 25th Anniversary of the Fairview Park Summerfest!

 

West Shore Rotary Club invites everyone to participate in the July 8, 2017 fun-focused and family-friendly 5K and 1-mile Fun Run.  Visit: http://bit.ly/2pcln2I for Registration and/or Sponsorship Information.

All proceeds from the race support the community service work and scholarships given each year by the West Shore Rotary Club!

Contact:  Bill Wagner, President (2016-2017) at 216-470-9816 or visit: westshorerotary.com.

 

Get Your Pancake Breakfast on Memorial Day!

On May 22, 2017, in Blog Example, by Jane Justice

Fairview Park Music Association is sponsoring a Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast on May 30, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until Noon at Fairview High School.  Admission is $7./person.  Why not join the Memorial Day ceremonies at City Hall at 8:00 a.m., join the Parade and Cemetery remembrance, and then return to the High School for your pancakes? Visit www.fairviewpark.org for the details about our Memorial Day observance in Fairview Park as we remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

 

 

 

 

 

Lakewood Democratic Club – May 25, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. at the Woman’s Club Pavilion in Lakewood Park

 

The life of a refugee involves tremendous difficulties, which misunderstandings and ignorance only make worse.  Lakewood resident, Kerissa MacKay, helps address these challenges as a local Program Coordinator for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI).

On May 25, 2017, Kerissa MacKay will speak about her work, refugees’ lives, and ways that all of us can help. She will explore resettlement in the U.S. and will provide insight into how one becomes a refugee, life as a U.S. resettled refugee, and myths and facts about refugees.

Kerissa MacKay will also speak about USCRI, as a secular, non-profit resettlement agency in Washington, D.C., which serves refugees, immigrants, unaccompanied migrant children, survivors of human trafficking and victims of torture.

 

Memorial Day Parade in Fairview Park, Ohio

On May 8, 2017, in Blog Posts, by Jane Justice

American Legion Post 738

and the City of Fairview Park

invite all Veterans to march

in the annual Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Events scheduled for the day:

8:00 a.m. – “We Do Care” Observance in Fairview Park City Hall at 20777 Lorain Road

8:30 a.m. – Line up for Parade behind Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

9:00 a.m. – Parade starts at West 208th Street & Lorain Road

Parade will march East to the Fairview Park Cemetery

located

between 196th & South Valley Drive on Lorain Road

Conclusion of the Parade:

American Legion Post 738 Ceremony

 & Fairview High School Marcing Band

Closing Ceremonies & Open House:

Remembrance of the fallen of American Legion Post 738

& Open House at American Legion Post 738

19311 Lorain Road – Fairview Park, Ohio

 

All Fairview Park residents are invited to come out to attend the opening ceremonies at City Hall, to bring their lawn chairs and sit along the parade route, and to attend closing ceremonies.

Show your support for the fallen, for all Veterans, and for troops currently serving our country.

Wear your red, white and blue!

 

Call Janet Lowry (440-821-2885) with questions or for more information.

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Rep. Renacci: “We Are Outraged!”

On May 5, 2017, in Blog Posts, by Jane Justice

Stand with Planned Parenthood in Northeast Ohio and Organizing for America – Cleveland (OFA) hosted a Resistance effort on May 5, 2017 at the Parma office of 16th District Representative James Renacci.

The purpose of the gathering was to let Rep. Renacci know that we are outraged that he supports repealing the Affordable Care Act and defunding Planned Parenthood!

The American Health Care Act, approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on May 4, 2017 is the worst piece of legislation for women in a generation.  Specifically, it would:  take away health insurance from 24 million people and block people with Medicaid from accessing preventive care at Planned Parenthood health centers – including birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment.

Rod and Jane Reilly, Judy Meinert and Nora Hennessy from the Fairview Park Democratic Club joined Marion Clarke of Planned Parenthood and about a dozen other men and women who stood in the rainy weather with Planned Parenthood signs and others reading: “DO NOT REPEAL THE ACA,” and “We support Universal Healthcare,” etc. Many passing cars blew a horn, or waved, or gave a “thumbs up” in support of this local united effort.

When we entered the Office building and repeatedly knocked on the door to deliver our message postcards to Representative Renacci’s staff, nobody answered.  We didn’t get an explanation about why the office was not open for business today. Maybe they had all taken to the back door to exit the building for their lunch break! Who knows?

Cleveland 19 News came onto the scene while we were in the lobby outside Rep. Renacci’s office.  Reporter Dani Carlson’s coverage of this event, including a brief chat with Jane Reilly, can be found on the Channel 19 website if you search the title: “Rain fails to deter group from protesting Congressman’s AHCA vote.”

We urge our members to write letters, email, or phone Rep. Renacci’s office as often as possible.  Every voice and every message matters!