LakewoodAlive to Host “Knowing Your Home: Waterproofing Basics” Workshop on November 16

Register Now to Attend this Free Workshop at Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar

Depending on the circumstance, water can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  In the case of its presence within your home’s basement, though, it’s the latter.

LakewoodAlive's Waterproofing Basics Workshop

LakewoodAlive’s final Knowing Your Home workshop of 2017 takes place on Nov. 16.

LakewoodAlive will host Knowing Your Home: Waterproofing Basics on Thursday, November 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar (14810 Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood).  The 16th and final workshop of 2017 for this popular home maintenance educational program will cover a wide range of problem-solving topics pertaining to basement waterproofing.

Led by Steve Allen of Integrity Waterproofing, this workshop aims to equip attendees with best practices for working with a contractor, and with the knowledge to pursue a dry and sound basement.

Workshop attendees will also learn:

  • The structure of their foundation
  • What causes basement moisture
  • What is a “normal” amount of moisture
  • What is considered a “wet basement”
  • How to remedy damp and wet basements
  • The differences between interior “waterproofing” and traditional dig-down waterproofing

To reserve your free spot, click here or call 216-521-0655.  Visit LakewoodAlive.org for more information.

Now in its fourth year, LakewoodAlive’s “Knowing Your Home” series draws hundreds of attendees annually.  Our workshop series is generously supported by: Citizens Bank, City of Lakewood, Cleveland Lumber Company, Fifth Third Bank, First Federal Lakewood, PNC, Remax Beyond 2000, The University of Akron Lakewood 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.

10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade Brings Bark to Kauffman Park on October 21

Register Your Dog Today for LakewoodAlive’s Popular Autumn Canine Event

It won’t be long now until a sea of costumed canines converge at Kauffman Park.  LakewoodAlive’s 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade takes place on Saturday, October 21, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Downtown Lakewood.

Spooky Pooch Parade at Kauffman Park

Don’t fumble away your chance to attend the Spooky Pooch Parade on October 21.

Sponsored by Discount Drug Mart, the Spooky Pooch Parade consists of a free-to-attend festival in Kauffman Park, a parade through Lakewood’s downtown business district on Detroit Avenue and an awards presentation.  A favorite autumn tradition for Northeast Ohio dog lovers and their families, this community festival represents one of the only events of its kind in the region, providing a tail-wagging good time for canine and human guests alike.

Pre-registration for the parade is $10 per dog and day-of registration is $15 per dog.  Multiple dog discounts are available with pre-registration only.  Humans are free.  This community event takes place rain or shine, and proceeds from the parade benefit LakewoodAlive, a nonprofit community development organization.

Festivities get underway with the Spooky Pooch Festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Kauffman Park, during which attendees can enjoy entertainment, children’s games and dog-related vendors.  New activities at this year’s festival range from canine caricatures and “paw readings” by a dog psychic, to contests involving “musical sit” and peanut butter eating.

Spooky Pooch Parade at Kauffman Park

Prizes will be awarded for Best Dog & Child, Best Dog & Adult, Best Dog & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show.

The much-anticipated dog parade commences at 2 p.m.  Dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Halloween fashions will strut their stuff along Detroit Avenue.  Judges will award top-three prizes beginning at approximately 3:15 p.m. in the following categories: Best Dog & Child, Best Dog & Adult, Best Dog & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show.  Winner of Best in Show will receive one year’s worth of complimentary dog food courtesy of Pet’s General Store.  Check out our tips for being the “Top Dog” at the Spooky Pooch Parade.

For more information and to register your dog, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/SpookyPooch.

The Spooky Pooch Parade is generously supported by the following sponsors:
Title Sponsor: Discount Drug Mart
Top Dog Sponsor: City of Lakewood
Dedicated Dog Sponsors: Dog Life in CLE | Inn The Doghouse | Lakewood Animal Hospital | Pet’s General Store | The University of Akron, School of Social Work, Lakewood Campus
Poochy Sponsor: Diana M. DeCesare, Remax Beyond 2000 | Men’s Cuts | Panera Bread Catering

Spooky Pooch Parade at Kauffman Park

Photo by Cleveland Scene Magazine

LakewoodAlive to Host “Knowing Your Home: Kitchen Remodeling” Workshop on November 4

Register Now to Attend this Free Workshop at Cleveland Lumber Company

Undertaking a kitchen remodel can be both exciting and stressful.  If you’re cooking up a plan to reimagine this ever-important room within your home, then you won’t want to miss our upcoming workshop.

LakewoodAlive Kitchen Remodeling Workshop

LakewoodAlive’s “Kitchen Remodeling” workshop takes place on November 4.

LakewoodAlive will host Knowing Your Home: Kitchen Remodeling on Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Cleveland Lumber Company (9410 Madison Avenue in Cleveland).  The 15th workshop of 2017 for this popular home maintenance educational program will delve into remodeling best practices, focusing on the process of refurbishing your kitchen from start to finish.

Led by local experts, this workshop will cover the construction process, what to expect and ways to get the most bang for your buck, since kitchen remodeling tends to be a pricey endeavor.  “Knowing Your Home: Kitchen Remodeling” aims to remove the guess work from the process and enable you to work smarter in order to achieve the results you want within your timeline and budget.

To reserve your free spot, click here or call 216-521-0655.  Visit LakewoodAlive.org for more information.

Now in its fourth year, LakewoodAlive’s “Knowing Your Home” series draws hundreds of attendees annually.  Our workshop series is generously supported by: Citizens Bank, City of Lakewood, Cleveland Lumber Company, Fifth Third Bank, First Federal Lakewood, PNC, Remax Beyond 2000, The University of Akron Lakewood 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.

LakewoodAlive to Host “Aging in Place” Community Forum on November 9

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

It’s been said that Father Time catches up with everyone eventually.  In fact, it’s estimated that approximately one in five Americans will be older than 65 by 2030.  But what exactly does the looming prospect of an aging population mean for our community?

LakewoodAlive Aging In Place Community Forum Flyer

LakewoodAlive, a nonprofit community development organization, announces it will host a community forum – entitled Aging in Place: Wave of the Future – from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, at the Lakewood Congregational Church Sanctuary (1375 West Clifton Boulevard).  This community conversation will offer insightful dialogue regarding how Lakewood can best prepare for an aging population.

Both the general public and members of the media are invited to attend this free forum as the community seeks to better understand the concept of aging in place, the barriers to this lifestyle and the opportunities it presents.  The discussion will delve into best practices for ensuring Lakewood remains an attractive destination for Baby Boomers as this impactful generation ages, with emphasis on exploring Lakewood’s current housing options and the future of senior-focused communities.

Moderator Katie Kurtz, Clinical Manager, Department of Human Services for the City of Lakewood, 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 “Aging in Place: Wave of the Future” community forum on November 9, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/CommunityForums or contact Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive, at 216-521-0655 or iandrews@lakewoodalive.org.

LakewoodAlive Aging In Place Community Forum Flyer

9th Annual Lakewood Chocolate Walk Sells Out In Record Time

It’s safe to say the combination of delectable chocolate and Downtown Lakewood makes for a hot ticket.

Lakewood Chocolate Walk Sold Out

Tickets for the 9th Annual Lakewood Chocolate Walk went on sale online today, October 2, at 10 a.m. and sold out in less than five minutes.  A limited number of General Admission tickets were also made available today at lion and blue but those tickets also sold out in less than one half-hour.

The Chocolate Walk – hosted by LakewoodAlive and the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance – represents a popular autumn tradition with a devout following of chocoholics from all over Northeast Ohio.  Participants visit more than 20 shops and eateries in Downtown Lakewood that are Sweet Spots on the Chocolate Walk.  In an arrangement that would make the late Gene Wilder of “Willy Wonka” fame flash his trademark smile, each Sweet Stop provides visitors a unique chocolate treat.

Limited to 300 attendees, this much-anticipated event always sells out quickly, with the 2016 edition reaching sellout status within eight hours.  Still, this year’s Chocolate Walk has generated unprecedented demand from both Lakewoodites and regional chocolate enthusiasts.

Proceeds from the Lakewood Chocolate Walk support the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance and LakewoodAlive’s Downtown Lakewood Program.  For more information, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/ChocolateWalk.

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