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LakewoodAlive to Host “Embracing Diversity” Community Forum on May 23

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Distinguished Group of Panelists to Participate in Discussion at Lakewood Public Library; Public Invited to Attend

The benefits arising from societal diversity are well-documented.  Research shows being exposed to people who are different from us broadens our horizons, enhances our creativity and even makes us happier.  But how exactly can we succeed with cultivating a more diverse community in Lakewood?

LakewoodAlive’s “Embracing Diversity” community forum takes place on May 23.

LakewoodAlive, a nonprofit community development organization, announces it will host a community forum – entitled Embracing Diversity: Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Lakewood – from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at Lakewood Public Library (15425 Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood).  Co-hosted by the Lakewood Community Relations Advisory Commission, this community conversation will offer insightful dialogue regarding how we as Lakewoodites can further our commitment to embracing and celebrating diversity within our city.

Both the general public and members of the media are invited to attend this free forum as the community seeks to better understand the complexities surrounding the concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion as they pertain to race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.  The discussion will delve into best practices for identifying our own biases, serving as a change agent for achieving greater diversity and promoting the creation of an even more inclusive community.

Moderator Tameka L. Taylor, Ph.D., who serves as President of Compass Consulting Services and previously spent 14 years occupying a leadership role at The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, will oversee a distinguished group of panelists for an informative discussion.  The final 30 minutes will be devoted to panelists fielding questions from the audience.

The panelists participating in this community forum include:

LakewoodAlive hosts community forums pertaining to topics relevant to Lakewood citizens.  For more information regarding the “Embracing Diversity: Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Lakewood” community forum on May 23, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/CommunityForums or contact the LakewoodAlive office at 216-521-0655.

LakewoodAlive Embracing Diversity Community Forum Flyer

Melt Bar and Grilled Named Title Sponsor for Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2018

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LakewoodAlive’s Popular Summer Festival Returns to Downtown Lakewood on July 14  

It’s a pairing as perfect as grilled bread and cheese.  A Lakewood-born dining institution and Lakewood summer tradition are joining forces for the ninth consecutive year.

LakewoodAlive proudly announces Melt Bar and Grilled as Title Sponsor for Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2018.  This popular, free-to-attend community event will heat up Downtown Lakewood on Saturday, July 14, from 4 to 10 p.m., with its epicenter located right outside the doors of the original Melt location at 14718 Detroit Avenue.

Melt Bar and Grilled Title Sponsor of Lakewood Summer Meltdown

Melt Bar and Grilled will unveil its remodeled space at its original Downtown Lakewood location on April 27.

The Melt story has its roots in Lakewood, where owner Matt Fish introduced his unique comfort food concept in September 2006.  What started as Lakewood’s best-kept secret soon evolved into the biggest culinary buzz in greater Cleveland and beyond.  Today Melt operates 10 locations throughout Ohio and has been featured by numerous national entertainment and media outlets, including Food Network, USA Today, Esquire Magazine and The National Culinary Review.

In the case of Melt and the Lakewood Summer Meltdown, the number “nine” has several applications.  This year marks the 9th annual Summer Meltdown and Melt has served as Title Sponsor all nine years since the event’s inception.  Furthermore, Melt is currently completing a major renovation project to reimagine its Lakewood location and will reopen its doors to customer in nine days on April 27, with a Grand Re-Opening celebration.

“On behalf of our entire organization, we are thrilled to have Melt Bar and Grilled return as Title Sponsor for the Lakewood Summer Meltdown for a ninth straight year,” said Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive.  “Matt and his team have been a tremendous partner to our organization over the years and have served as an incredible ambassador for the entire Lakewood community.  We are truly grateful to the Melt family and look forward to seeing the exciting changes in store for the Lakewood location.”

The Lakewood Summer Meltdown represents one of the region’s most highly-anticipated street parties.  A summertime celebration of our city’s vibrancy, this free community event draws 10,000 attendees from across Northeast Ohio to the heart of Lakewood each July.

This fixture on our city’s summer calendar takes place on Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood between Marlowe and Mars.  The Summer Meltdown is a “something for everyone” event, offering seemingly endless recreation and celebration opportunities, including the Meltdown 5K race, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, street festival, outdoor activities, games, food vendors, beer garden, live music and more.

For more information regarding the Lakewood Summer Meltdown, including sponsorship and vendor applications, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/Meltdown.

The Lakewood Summer Meltdown is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor:
Melt Bar and Grilled

Gold Medal Sponsors:
Beat Cycles | City of Lakewood | First Federal Lakewood | The Exchange

1 Mile Kids Fun Run Sponsor:
Lakewood Family YMCA

Silver Medal Sponsors:
Jen Hearn Photography | Peace Racing
Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation & Education Department

LakewoodAlive to Host “Knowing Your Home: Home Maintenance” Workshop on May 17

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Register Now to Attend this Free Workshop at Lakewood Public Library

More than 80 percent of all homes in our city were built before 1935.  Our aging housing stock has a lot of charm and character, but with that comes the potential for higher costs for repairs and improvements.

LakewoodAlive Home Maintenance Workshop

LakewoodAlive’s “Home Maintenance” workshop takes place on May 17.

LakewoodAlive will host Knowing Your Home: Home Maintenance on Thursday, May 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lakewood Public Library (15425 Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood).  The seventh workshop of 2018 for this popular home maintenance educational series will focus on the must-do home maintenance tasks that homeowners – especially those with 80 to 100+ year-old homes – should make a priority in order to prevent major repair issues down the road.

This workshop will outline a yearly home maintenance schedule for homeowners to undertake.  By properly tracking home maintenance tasks and implementing preventative home maintenance measures, homeowners can gain the knowledge and confidence they need to better anticipate and address future home repairs before they become problematic.

With our society becoming increasingly digital, this workshop will devote time to covering websites and apps that can be used to store all home repair information in one convenient place, making life easier for homeowners.

To reserve your free spot for “Knowing Your Home: Home Maintenance,” click here or call 216-521-0655. 

Now in its fifth year, LakewoodAlive’s “Knowing Your Home” series draws hundreds of attendees annually.  Visit LakewoodAlive.org/KnowingYourHome to learn more.  Our workshop series is generously supported by: Citizens Bank, City of Lakewood, Cleveland Lumber Company, First Federal Lakewood, Remax Beyond 2000 and Third Federal Savings & Loan.

In lieu of charging for these events, we are asking participants to consider either making a donation to LakewoodAlive or bringing canned foods or other non-perishable items for donation to the Lakewood Community Services Center.  We appreciate your support.

Caffeinate and Celebrate: Lakewood Coffee Shop Hop Slated for April 15

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Community Event to Showcase Student Artwork at Local Coffee Shops

A collaboration between Lakewood coffee shops has brewed up a unique community celebration centered around coffee and art.

The Lakewood Coffee Shop Hop takes place Sunday, April 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. at seven participating coffee shops.  This free-to-attend event will showcase student artwork with the launch of a contest-winning ink drawing turned coffee cup design by Lakewood High School senior Micah Inak.  Each shop will offer their products in this cup, while also displaying artwork created by students from the Lakewood City Schools.

Lakewood Coffee Shop Hop

The Lakewood Coffee Shop Hop will showcase Micah Inak’s contest-winning ink drawing turned coffee cup design.

Shops participating in the Lakewood Coffee Shop Hop on April 15 are:

The festivities kick off with a brief reception at 2 p.m. at The Root Café to honor Micah, whose ink drawing was selected as a winner during the Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Competition orchestrated by U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur. The ink drawing was then adapted to a coffee cup design as a collaboration between local businesses and the art community.   Following this reception, guests are encouraged to visit each coffee shop in any order they choose to view students’ artwork and have their “Coffee Passport” (Micah’s coffee cup) stamped at each location to be eligible for a gift card drawing.

Rep. Kaptur – who recently became the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives – will make an appearance during the Lakewood Coffee Shop Hop.

The student artwork will remain on display at each coffee shop for at least one week following April 15.  A portion of the proceeds from each shop’s coffee cup sales during the Lakewood Coffee Shop Hop will be donated in support of the arts program at the Lakewood City Schools.

In addition to the seven participants in the Lakewood Coffee Shop Hop on April 15, the following four shops will also have Micah’s coffee cup on hand during the week of April 16-20:

Guests who visit at least four participating coffee shops starting April 15 and submit their Coffee Passport to The Root Café by noon on Friday, April 20, will be entered into a drawing to win gift cards from participating cafes.  The drawing will take place at 5 p.m. on April 20 at The Root Café and contestants need not be present to win.

For more information regarding the Lakewood Coffee Shop Hop, please visit the Facebook event.

LakewoodAlive to Host “Knowing Your Home: Plaster Repair & Replacement” Workshop on May 10

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Register Now to Attend this Free Workshop at Sherwin-Williams Lakewood

Plaster walls and ceilings serve as a historic feature in many old Lakewood homes, offering a surface that’s smooth, mold-resistant and relatively durable.  But what can be done when your home’s plaster ultimately starts to crack or crumble?

Plaster Repair

LakewoodAlive’s “Plaster Repair & Replacement” workshop takes place on May 10.

LakewoodAlive will host Knowing Your Home: Plaster Repair & Replacement on Thursday, May 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sherwin-Williams’ Lakewood location (14711 Madison Avenue).  The sixth workshop of 2018 for this popular home maintenance educational series seeks to educate homeowners on how to repair plaster walls and ceilings.

Hosted by Sherwin-Williams and led by Linda Jancik of Wall to Wall Transformations, this free workshop will cover the anatomy of a wall, the materials comprising plaster and best practices for tackling a plaster repair job.  This rock-hard substance was applied to the walls and ceilings of nearly every house built prior to the 1950s.

The goal of this workshop is to empower you with the knowledge and confidence you need to tackle your home’s plaster repair job.  Whether you’re determined to fix water damage from an old leaky toilet or tub or you simply want to be proactive and ready for a future plaster repair need, chances are you’ll find this workshop useful.

To reserve your free spot for “Knowing Your Home: Plaster Repair & Replacement,” click here or call 216-521-0655. 

Now in its fifth year, LakewoodAlive’s “Knowing Your Home” series draws hundreds of attendees annually.  Visit LakewoodAlive.org/KnowingYourHome to learn more.  Our workshop series is generously supported by: Citizens Bank, City of Lakewood, Cleveland Lumber Company, First Federal Lakewood, Remax Beyond 2000 and Third Federal Savings & Loan.

In lieu of charging for these events, we are asking participants to consider either making a donation to LakewoodAlive or bringing canned foods or other non-perishable items for donation to the Lakewood Community Services Center.  We appreciate your support.

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