whatever a spider can
Two-and-a-half-year-old Chase Heasley of Elyria gives an intimidating
“Spidey” glare while having his face painted as Spider-Mman
Friday by “Whipples” the clown during Crocker Park’s American
Liberty Fest ’08 in Westlake. (West Life photo by Larry Bennet)
income forces district to cut budget
VILLAGE The school district has cut $393,157 from its initial
proposed budget. Superintendent Clint Keener said tax revenue is down
due to the foreclosure crisis and other problems in the housing industry.
Web site expands features
WESTLAKE The library's Web site is thought of
as a seperate branch, says Porter Director Andrew Mangels. Webmaster
Matt Weaver has overseen the addition of podcasts and blogs by staff
members in recent months.
eases pain at pump
WESTLAKE Cars lined up Friday afternoon at the Circle K station
to take advantage of Church on the Rise’s second annual Great Gas
Giveaway in which church members handed out free $10 gas cards.
rows on to Beijing
Margot Shumway and
her partner, Reilly Dampeer,
recently placed third in the women’s double event at the U.S. Olympic
trials for rowing. The Westlake grad will row in the stroke for the women’s
quadruple sculls when the games begin Aug. 9.
delivers with robot love story ‘WALL-E’
Left on Earth when the planet became too messy to
manage, WALL-E spends his days compacting trash into cubes. The Disney/Pixar
animated film about a lovable robot is a winner, writes West Life's
Yarrow of 'Peter, Paul and Mary'
to appear at Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Yarrow of the famed folk group Peter, Paul and Mary will appear
at 7 p.m. July 12 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Crocker Park.
He'll sign copies of his 2007 picture
book, "Puff, the Magic Dragon," based on the popular song.