And the winner of Greene Acres is…. Joël Clermonte: Let’s talk about cities
BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio – Mike Greene, President of Air control products, drew the names of three lucky winners for the Greene Acres Community Garden Spring Prize Draw on June 1 at noon. The draw took place in the organic garden located at 3800 Towpath Road. next to Air Control Products’ Broadview Heights campus.
In 2013, the late Bob Greene, then CEO of Air Control Products, made the community garden possible by allowing the company to flourish on a 14,400 square foot green space on the Greene family property. The garden is just one of the company’s many efforts generously supports.
Three fabulous prizes, courtesy of generous donations from Lowes and Home Depot, were drawn. The lucky winner of the first prize was Joel Clermonte, member of Greene Acres. Clearly surprised and very happy, Clermonte walked away with a workhorse of a wheelbarrow loaded with garden tools and supplies, valued at $ 600.
Paul Movens won second prize for a 26 ”outdoor fireplace plus bundles of wood valued at $ 100. The third prize for a charcoal smoker plus charcoal and wood chips, valued at $ 100, went to Jan Benoit. Congratulations to all!
And thanks to Erin Nowjack, committee chair; Jim Tricomi, Fundraising Manager and Twila Goshorn, President for their efforts to make this event a great success.
The proceeds of the raffle will finance the large and indispensable project of reconstruction of the garden plot, which is currently underway. Each plot required a new timber frame which severely depleted the group’s hard-earned chests. In addition, funds are still needed to support ongoing maintenance and supplies.
Greene Acres Community Garden is an organic operation that includes over 90 plots and 70 gardening members. Every year, Greene Acres gardeners donate their fresh produce to area food banks. In 2020, these donations reached 840 pounds. Visit greeneacres.org for more information or find them on Facebook at @greeneacresCG.
Home days are back: Brecksville Home Days on the Square is back on the weekend of July 16, 17 and 18 with bands, fireworks, rides and food trucks. This much-loved event was canceled last year due to the pandemic. Although it is currently still in the planning stage, more information is promised shortly. Go to www.brecksville.oh.us for updates.
Donation of special equipment: The Broadview Hts. The Lions Club and the Ohio Lions Foundation (OLF) combined profits to donate special equipment to visually impaired students at Sunbeam School in Cleveland. Assistive technology known as Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTVS) enlarges printed materials such as textbooks so that visually impaired students have access to printed materials so they can learn on an equal basis with their peers sighted class.
“Advances in this technology allow blind or visually impaired students to get an education and have more opportunities to reach their full potential as productive citizens,” noted Lori Hlosek, low vision teacher at the Sunbeam school.
The main obstacle to such equipment is the cost of $ 2,400 and this is where the Lions came to the rescue. Lions are the world’s largest service organization, and helping people who are blind or visually impaired is one of their many community service concerns. The OLF provides matching grants in conjunction with local Lions clubs in our area to meet these special needs. Since 1976, the Broadview Hts. The Lions Club has donated over $ 1.5 million to a wide variety of worthy causes.
Sunbeam School located in Cleveland is the first PreK-8 school in the Cleveland Municipal School District to work with a variety of students with special needs in a supportive and nurturing environment while promoting inclusion.
A tender farewell: During the last month of the school year, families and staff from North Royalton’s three elementary schools – Albion, Royal View and Valley Vista – had the opportunity to say goodbye to their buildings in preparation for the opening. from the new North Royalton Elementary School on August 30.
At Albion Elementary, students and staff had the opportunity to sign their names, draw a picture of Albion, or write a farewell message to the building on the school walls. The marquee at Albion Elementary School was changed on May 7 with a farewell message.
Albion Elementary served the community from 1956 to 2021. Students, families and the community were invited to stop and take a photo next to the Albion sign. There were also lawn letters that spelled ALBION near the main entrance to the building. They have created a farewell video which can be viewed on http://bit.ly/AlbionFarewell.
At Valley Vista Elementary School, students enjoyed signing bricks with a farewell note or pictures throughout the month of April. The marquee in front of the building has been replaced by “Valley Vista, Final Farewell, 1959-2021”. Letters on the lawn stating THANKS VALLEY VISTA have also been placed on the front lawn for the photos. The school has developed a tribute video celebrating the building being in the community for 62 years. They have created a farewell video which can be viewed on http://bit.ly/ValleyVistaFarewell.
At Royal View Elementary School, students, families and the community were invited to stop and take a photo next to the Royal View sign near Ridge Road. ROYALVIEW lawn letters were also placed in front of the building for the photos. The school created a tribute video celebrating the building being in the community for 57 years. The video can be viewed here at http://bit.ly/RoyalViewFarewell.
Saying goodbye to the 1950s and 1960s sections of North Royalton High School was sentimental as guided and social distancing tours took place throughout the month of March. Demolition began on May 3. Residents were also able to stop and pick up bricks as memorial keepsakes. The school video club produced a video which featured many alumni, community members, and current and former staff.
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