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Frequently Asked Questions About “Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite”

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Secure Your Tickets Today for LakewoodAlive’s Heroic Fundraising Event on Feb. 24

Greetings, heroes and heroines.  You have good questions about Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite, and we hope to have the answers you’re seeking.

What is “Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite”?
Sponsored by Cleveland Property Management Group, “Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite” is a superhero-themed party that serves as a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive, a community-centered nonprofit organization.  Proceeds will support our programming as we strive to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods in Lakewood.  Superheroes Unite is the latest version of our annual “Loving Lakewood” fundraising event held each winter.  Prior to Superheroes Unite, we most recently hosted “Loving Lakewood: Lumberjack Bash” (2017) and “Loving Lakewood: Havana Nights” (2016).

Superheroes Unite Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

When is Superheroes Unite?
Superheroes Unite takes place on Saturday, February 24, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the historic Lakewood Masonic Temple (15300 Detroit Avenue) in Downtown Lakewood.

Are tickets still available?
Yes!  Although VIP tickets have sold out, General Admission tickets remain available and can be secured here.  A $50 General Admission ticket includes unlimited food, one drink ticket, the ability to purchase a limited-edition Superheroes Unite t-shirt and access to all the superhero-inspired fun, including games, a contest and special visitors.

What should I wear?
Short answer: Whatever you want.  Superheroes Unite is intended to be casual and a costume is not required in order to attend.  If you wish to dress up, keep it simple and easy by finding something from around the house to serve as a cape.  You can also dress as someone who represents a hero in your life.  If, however, you’re feeling ambitious and wish to enter the Superhuman Costume Contest, then costume props ranging from masks to tights to boots are certainly appropriate.

Where should I park?
Free parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Lakewood Masonic Temple.  Additional free parking can be found at several Downtown Lakewood parking lots in close proximity.  Guests are encouraged to take advantage of ride sharing or public transportation if possible.

Superheroes Unite Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

Superheroes Unite takes place on February 24 at the Lakewood Masonic Temple.

What should I expect when I arrive?
Expect to have fun!  Superheroes Unite will feature superhero-themed food, drinks, décor and entertainment.  There will be music, games, a cash bar and an awards presentation to honor four very deserving honorees.  Be ready to dance and have a heroically great time.

Why Superheroes?
Much like heroes, LakewoodAlive represents ordinary people who work with the wonderful residents of Lakewood to accomplish extraordinary feats.

Learn more and secure your tickets to Superheroes Unite by visiting LakewoodAlive.org/Superhero.

About LakewoodAlive
Not all heroes wear capes.  At LakewoodAlive we don’t possess superhuman powers, yet we strive to serve a heroic role in the lives of Lakewood residents in need through our Housing Outreach Program.  Our villain is anything that stands in the way of community vibrancy.  The 5.5 square miles comprising Lakewood is our Gotham City, and we take our duties very seriously.  In the immortal words of Wolverine, we aim to be “the best there is at what we do.”

“Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite” is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor
Cleveland Property Management Group

Platinum Sponsors
First Federal Lakewood
OnPoint

Gold Sponsors
Citizens Bank
Cleveland Home Title
Third Federal Savings & Loan

Silver Sponsors
CLEAResult
Cox Communications
Eric Lowrey, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty
Erie Design
Geiger’s
Heidelberg Distributing Company
Jen Hearn Photography
Lakewood Masonic Temple
Lanter Legal
Lion and Blue
NetworkinGuys
Regency Construction Services
Ride + Workout
Rockport Wealth Advisors
Scalish Construction
Slife Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Sentry Protection Products

Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg

Neighborhood Sponsor
Cindy & Tim Friedmann

LakewoodAlive Kicks Off 2018 “Knowing Your Home” Series with Two March Workshops

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“Creating A Sound Investment” on March 8; “All About Fireplaces” on March 15

Ready to think spring and tackle home improvement projects?  We’re here to help.  LakewoodAlive will commence the fifth season of its popular “Knowing Your Home” home maintenance educational series by hosting a pair of useful workshops during March.

Two March Workshops

“Creating A Sound Investment” takes place on March 8 at The Bottlehouse Brewery Lakewood.

Knowing Your Home: Creating A Sound Investment” takes place on Thursday, March 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Bottlehouse Brewery Lakewood (13368 Madison Avenue in Lakewood) and “Knowing Your Home: All About Fireplaces” takes place on Thursday, March 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Hearth Shop (27303 Center Ridge Road in Westlake).  As always, both workshops are free and open to the public.

The kickoff workshop for 2018 will feature a panel discussion focused on the process of undertaking larger home improvement projects.  “Creating A Sound Investment” aims to equip homeowners with knowledge and confidence to succeed with taking on a major project.  Panelists will share wisdom and insights to make the construction process more streamlined and effective, saving you time and money.

Moderated by Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive, the panel of experts for “Creating A Sound Investment” consists of:

  • Dana Paul, Prairie Stone
  • Vince Valentino, Cleveland Lumber Company
  • Chuck McGettrick, Architects C.A. McGettrick, Inc.
  • Bill Gaydos, William J. Gaydos & Associates, LLC

To reserve your free spot for “Creating A Sound Investment,” click here or call 216-521-0655. 

Two March Workshops

“All About Fireplaces” takes place on March 15 at The Hearth Shop.

New to the “Knowing Your Home” lineup, “All About Fireplaces” seeks to address everything you need to know about your fireplace.  For many homeowners with older homes, the fireplace can represent both a source of comfort and an enigma.

Led by our friends at The Hearth Shop, this presentation will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • How to ensure your fireplace is working safely
  • How a fireplace system works
  • Proper fireplace maintenance
  • Upgrading or converting your fireplace
  • Options for installing a new fireplace

To reserve your free spot for “All About Fireplaces,” 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.

“Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite” to Feature Superhuman Costume Contest

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Assume Your Alter Ego for LakewoodAlive’s Heroic Fundraising Event on February 24

Like Clark Kent emerging from a phone booth with a new superhuman identity, heroes and heroines are encouraged to dress for success when attending Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite.

Superhuman Costume Contest

LakewoodAlive announces the Superhuman Costume Contest as a centerpiece of its fundraising event taking place on Saturday, February 24, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Lakewood Masonic Temple.  Sponsored by Cleveland Property Management Group, Superheroes Unite invites guests to assume their secret identities and support LakewoodAlive while enjoying a heroically great time in a historic Downtown Lakewood venue.  This limited-capacity event is expected to sell out, so secure your tickets today by visiting LakewoodAlive.org/Superhero.

Superheroes Unite guests are requested to dress the part of their heroic alter egos by using costume props ranging from capes and masks to tights and boots, and by adopting personas marked by altruistic attitudes and benevolent bravery.  The Superhuman Costume Contest will award prizes to the top female and male in the following three categories:

  • Most Creative Conqueror: Awarded to the guests sporting the most creatively original superhero costume.
  • Most Authentic Ace: Awarded to the guests dressed in garb that most resembles a bona fide superhero.
  • Most Gallant Group: Awarded to a pair of guests who form the most compelling dynamic superhero duo.

Superhuman Costume Contest

Guest judges will help determine the winners for each category of the Superhuman Costume Contest.

Superheroes Unite will feature superhero-themed food, drinks, décor and entertainment.  Attendees will be flying high to consume festive foods from the “Truth, Justice and the Lakewood Way” food stations, sample a “Superman’s Cape” cocktail, enjoy music and partake in games and activities fit for a true superhero.

Proceeds from Superheroes Unite will support LakewoodAlive’s programming as we strive to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods in Lakewood.  Much like heroes, LakewoodAlive represents ordinary people who work with the wonderful residents of Lakewood to accomplish extraordinary feats.

More details regarding Superheroes Unite will be unveiled in the coming weeks.  For ongoing updates, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/Superhero.

 About LakewoodAlive 

Not all heroes wear capes.  At LakewoodAlive we don’t possess superhuman powers, yet we strive to serve a heroic role in the lives of Lakewood residents in need through our Housing Outreach Program.  Our villain is anything that stands in the way of community vibrancy.  The 5.5 square miles comprising Lakewood is our Gotham City, and we take our duties very seriously.  In the immortal words of Wolverine, we aim to be “the best there is at what we do.”

Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor
Cleveland Property Management Group

Platinum Sponsors
First Federal Lakewood
OnPoint

Gold Sponsors
Citizens Bank
Cleveland Home Title
Third Federal Savings & Loan

Silver Sponsors
CLEAResult
Cox Communications
Eric Lowrey, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty
Erie Design
Geiger’s
Heidelberg Distributing Company
Jen Hearn Photography
Lakewood Masonic Temple
Lanter Legal
Lion and Blue
NetworkinGuys
Regency Construction Services
Ride + Workout
Rockport Wealth Advisors
Scalish Construction
Slife Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Sentry Protection Products

Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg

Neighborhood Sponsor
Cindy & Tim Friedmann

LakewoodAlive, ESOP Join Forces to Offer Free Tax Preparation on March 3

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Call 211 Today to Schedule Your “Super Saturday” Appointment

LakewoodAlive has teamed with Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) to offer free tax preparation and filing to working low-income families and individuals on Saturday, March 3.  “Super Saturday” takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Harrison Elementary School in Lakewood’s Historic Birdtown Neighborhood (2080 Quail Street).

LakewoodAlive Super Saturday Tax Preparation

Super Saturday takes place on March 3 at Harrison Elementary School.

Call 211 today to schedule your appointment to have your taxes done for free by one of ESOP’s certified tax preparers.  Walk-ins are welcome but will be seen after all scheduled appointments.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Program provides free tax preparation to working low-income individuals and families by trained, certified volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.  Tax preparers will help participants receive their full income tax refund – as much as $6,318 in refund monies utilizing electronic filing and direct deposit.

Tax Credit Eligibility Guidelines for Tax Year 2017:

  • Families with three or more qualifying children who earned less than $48,340 in 2017 (or less than $53,930 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $6,318.
  • Families with two qualifying children who earned less than $45,007 in 2017 (or less than $50,597 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $5,616.
  • Families with one qualifying child who earned less than $39,617 in 2017 (or less than $45,207 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $3,400.
  • Individuals who do not have a qualifying child, but are between the ages of 25 and 64, with earned income of less than $15,010 in 2017 (or less than $20,600 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit up to $510.

Participants should bring the following items on March 3: IRS 2017 W2s and 1099s, Social Security Cards for all family members, government-issued photo of each person signing the return, childcare expense statement including the provider’s Tax ID number, bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of refund and Form 1099-INT for any checking or savings interest.

For more information, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/events or contact Allison Urbanek, LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Director, at 216-521-0655.

Cleveland Property Management Group Named Title Sponsor for “Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite”

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LakewoodAlive’s Heroic Fundraising Event Takes Flight on February 24

LakewoodAlive proudly announces Cleveland Property Management Group as the Title Sponsor for Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite, a heroic night of superhuman fun taking place Saturday, February 24, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Lakewood Masonic Temple.

Tickets for Superheroes Unite, LakewoodAlive’s annual fundraising event, are on sale now.  Guests are invited to assume their secret identities and defend the universe while enjoying a powerfully good time in a historic Downtown Lakewood venue.  This limited-capacity event is expected to sell out, so act faster than a speeding bullet to secure your tickets by visiting LakewoodAlive.org/Superhero.

Cleveland Property Management Group Logo

Cleveland Property Management Group specializes in providing full-service property management of single-family homes for owners, investors and banks.  An expert in the landlord-tenant field, the company boasts more than 15 years of experience and manages more than 1,000 homes in the greater Cleveland region.

Laird Wynn, President of Cleveland Property Management Group, has called Lakewood home for the last 25 years and has been familiar with LakewoodAlive since the nonprofit organization’s inception in 2004.  He appreciates the Lakewood community for many reasons, including its renowned housing stock and the role LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Program plays in helping ensure residents live in healthy and safe homes.

“I’m intrinsically interested in housing, and I fully believe the quality of people’s housing is a massive determinant of their quality of life,” Wynn said.  “A big part of what we try to do at Cleveland Property Management Group, and what I’ve done throughout my career, is to attempt to improve people’s lives by improving housing.  And everything that LakewoodAlive strives to do is very consistent with our central mission.”

Added Wynn: “We’re deeply appreciative of the work LakewoodAlive does for our community.  We believe very strongly in the synergy between LakewoodAlive and Cleveland Property Management Group – your job well done makes our job easier, and when we do our job right we believe it helps you as well.”

LakewoodAlive Superheroes Unite Banner

“Laird has been an incredible partner to LakewoodAlive over the years, and we’re extremely grateful to him and Cleveland Property Management Group for their generous support,” said Ian Andrews, LakewoodAlive’s Executive Director.  “We’re thrilled to be able to announce Cleveland Property Management Group as Title Sponsor for our annual fundraising event.”

Superheroes Unite will feature superhero-themed food, drinks, décor and entertainment.  Attendees will be flying high to consume festive foods from the “Truth, Justice and the Lakewood Way” food stations, sample a Kryptonite Cocktail, enjoy music and partake in games and activities fit for a true superhero.

Proceeds from Superheroes Unite will support LakewoodAlive’s programming as we strive to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods in Lakewood.  Much like heroes, LakewoodAlive represents ordinary people who work with the wonderful residents of Lakewood to accomplish extraordinary feats.

More details regarding Superheroes Unite will be unveiled in the coming weeks.  For ongoing updates, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/Superhero.

About LakewoodAlive 

Not all heroes wear capes.  At LakewoodAlive we don’t possess superhuman powers, yet we strive to serve a heroic role in the lives of Lakewood residents in need through our Housing Outreach Program.  Our villain is anything that stands in the way of community vibrancy.  The 5.5 square miles comprising Lakewood is our Gotham City, and we take our duties very seriously.  In the immortal words of Wolverine, we aim to be “the best there is at what we do.”

Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor
Cleveland Property Management Group

Platinum Sponsors
First Federal Lakewood
OnPoint

Gold Sponsors
Citizens Bank
Cleveland Home Title
Third Federal Savings & Loan

Silver Sponsors
CLEAResult
Cox Communications
Eric Lowrey, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty
Erie Design
Geiger’s
Heidelberg Distributing Company
Jen Hearn Photography
Lakewood Masonic Temple
Lanter Legal
Lion and Blue
NetworkinGuys
Regency Construction Services
Ride + Workout
Rockport Wealth Advisors
Scalish Construction
Slife Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Sentry Protection Products

Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg

Neighborhood Sponsor
Cindy & Tim Friedmann

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