Carly Vunderink and Charlotte Petrie power their cardboard boat
across the Lakewood High School pool during the school’s sixth
annual Physics Cardboard Boat Regatta March 12. The pair crossed
the pool in 21.03 seconds. (West Life photo by Larry Bennet)
would give YMCA control of rec center
NORTH OLMSTED A
recreation facilities plan scheduled to be released in April would
place control of a proposed new recreation center with the YMCA and
its employees instead of the city. the
city will not seek any increases in property taxes to fund the new
Thomas O'Gracy said.
City can boast of ‘laundry list’ of accomplishments
PARK In her annual State Of the City address, Mayor Eileen
Patton cited the completed Gemini Center and an office park complex
as evidence of the progress the city has made in recent years. By
obtaining numerous grants, the city ended 2007 with a half-million
dollar surplus while enhancing services, the mayor said.
collects crosses from across globe
FAIRVIEW PARK For roughly two decades, Messiah Lutheran Church members
on the road have collected crosses and crucifixes for the congregation.
The result is the 100-plus Treasury of Crosses that
covers two walls within the office area of the church.
ready to lead Rockets
Griffiths helped rebuild North Olmsted’s Excalibur Premier
and has been involved with successful travel teams in Westlake.
Now, the Bay graduate gets the opportunity to remake
the girls soccer program at his alma matter after being named the
new varsity head coach last month.
antics nearly ruin ‘Horton Hears a Who!’
the candy-colored jungle of Nool, the gregarious elephant Horton
(voiced by Jim Carrey) stumbles upon a tiny civilization called
Whoville that is housed in a speck. Not surprisingly, his story
is generally not believed by Horton’s fellow jungle dwellers. Ben
Saylor reviews the new animated flick.