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Lakewood Life

May 22, 2019 6:56pm | Maizy Cunningham

This past week and upcoming week, there has been a big concert and one big concert on its way. The concerts taking place in Lakewood, with many people attending. Last Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Lakewood Project had performed their concert. While there is an […]

Lalia Riseng

May 22, 2019 6:28pm | Lalia Riseng

It is really hard to believe that high school is almost over. I have been here for four years, but it simultaneously feels like so much longer and so much shorter. My freshman year seems like a lifetime away, but also, it seems like it […]

Lindey’s Lake House Opening

May 19, 2019 7:14pm | Katie Booth

You may remember seeing the empty building where Jammy Buggars used to be. The building has since been bought and renovated into brand new Lindey’s Lake House. Lindey’s Lake House is set to open Monday, May 13th. It’s the third Lindey’s Lake House in the […]

New Fourth of July Plans

May 19, 2019 6:31pm | Jillian Moorman

The time is slowly inching closer towards one of Lakewood’s renowned celebrations– the Fourth of July. Every year Lakewood hosts a parade and fireworks in the evening at Lakewood Park. This year for the parade things will be slightly different. Normally the parade starts on […]

Menstrual Themed Drink ???

May 13, 2019 4:09pm | Bella Nieves

Controversy sprung up for a Lakewood bar, Yuzu, recently over their new menstrual themed cocktail. This cocktail is clear, red, and has a tampon applicator as a garnish. The goal was the raise awareness on Women’s Health and decrease the shame that is often times […]

Senior Only Art Show

May 9, 2019 5:03pm | McKenzie Lane

This Thursday, May 9th, is the Senior Art Show; which will display varying medias such as Ceramics, mixed media, paintings, fiber arts, and more. Awards will be given for such media too; the judge had come on Wednesday morning to take a look and determine […]

New Coffee Shop In Lakewood

May 9, 2019 4:45pm | Jennifer Ngo

A brand new coffee shop called Caffeine has recently opened last week in downtown Lakewood! It is located between Panera Bread and Sauced Taproom Kitchen. Owners, Anatolii Shtyrka and Roman Knysh came up with the idea to open a coffee shop about a year ago, […]

Lakewood’s Viral Coffee Shop

May 8, 2019 5:45pm | Katie Booth

Lakewood’s very own Addicted coffee and ice-cream shop recently went viral on the internet over a new menu item. Addicted has been open for about a year and a half now in Lakewood. The shop is most known for selling coffee but their menu ranges […]

Is Raising Cane’s Still Coming to Lakewood?

May 2, 2019 3:56pm | Young Shell

Lakewood councilman Tristan Rader first brought news about Raising Cane’s to the Lakewood community through a Facebook post back in late August 2018 but since then, nothing has been heard about development. The arrival of Raising Cane’s has faced push back from city council members of […]

Rental Restoration Program in Lakewood

May 1, 2019 5:52pm | Bryce Binion

The City of Lakewood has announced to launch a Rental Restoration Program. The Rental Restoration Program offers landlords in Lakewood 0% interest financing and partial loan forgiveness, up to $14,000 per unit, to make improvements to their rental properties. Interior improvements will include kitchens, bathrooms, […]

Lakewood High Takes On Mamma Mia

May 1, 2019 1:03pm | Angie Amato

The spring musical at Lakewood High School this year is Mamma Mia! The showings will be May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 7:30 pm in the civic auditorium. The show will be put on by Lakewood High School’s Barnstormers Drama Club with help from the […]

Beck Center’s Razzle Dazzle 2019

April 18, 2019 12:52pm | Molly McGinty

Beck Center for the Arts’ Creative Arts Therapies Department and the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD) are pleased to present Razzle Dazzle: It’s SENSEsational, May 3 – 4, 2019. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, and 4 p.m. and 7:30 […]

Lakewood Life

April 9, 2019 3:36pm | Blanca Montes

Lakewood is a community that accepts every person who calls it home. There are so many different activities that make Lakewood stand out, like restaurants, Lakewood Park, and a lot of history. Being a citizen of Lakewood is a good way to grow up and […]

87-year-old Lakewood woman warned for violating retractable leash law

April 4, 2019 1:01pm | Jacob Goings

An 87-year-old woman was about to take her dogs Boo and Lulu on their daily walk, but it eventually turned into an encounter with the law. Lakewood woman Fay Olson was walking onto the sidewalk when a policeman told her she was illegal. She was using […]

New Nicotine and Tobacco Laws in Lakewood

April 2, 2019 6:09pm | Nina Zanghi

Last Monday, on March 18th, the Lakewood City Council voted on the issue of raising the minimum age to buy tobacco and nicotine from 18 to 21 years old. The council voted unanimously to raise the age to 21 years old. Lakewood will join 435 […]

Winter Isn’t Over Yet

April 2, 2019 2:04pm | Mackenzie Merriner

You might think now that it is officially spring, as of Wednesday March 20, you do not have to worry about anymore snow. You might want to rethink that because Ohio weather is always changing, one day it could be sunny and beautiful outside and […]

New Apartments on Detriot

March 14, 2019 3:20pm | McKenzie Lane

In October of 2015, construction began on West Clifton Avenue where the old elementary school, McKinley, had been located; The construction went on and soon the spacious, sleek, and savvy townhouses had soon been built. The McKinley Place was the first of this change from […]

First Starbucks Opening in Lakewood

February 8, 2019 10:15pm | Nina Zanghi

The first ever Starbucks in Lakewood is going to be opening up this summer. The Starbucks will be installed where the old Burger King was, at 15027 Detroit Avenue. This new Starbucks will feature a drive-through and will employ about 20 people. Next week, Starbucks […]

Mayor Summers Proposes New Youth Council

January 18, 2019 4:59pm | McKenzie Lane

This past winter, Mayor Summers had proposed a City Youth Council consisting of the kids that go to Lakewood High School.  This council will tackle problems within the community while trying to find solutions for those said problems. It will be made up of a […]

Lakewood High Schools mock election vs actual mid-term results

November 8, 2018 5:19pm | Joseph Toole

Last week the students of Lakewood High School and the community of Lakewood hosted a mock election. The inspiration of the local mock election came from the November 6th mid-term elections. From the pseudo election, the results turned out to be a Democratic sweep, with […]

New Lakewood pizza shop

November 1, 2018 6:05pm | Joseph Toole

This past year Lakewood, Ohio has been the new home to an-up and-coming authentic Italian pizza kitchen, serving specialty pizzas, adult beverages, and signature drinks. Located at 14319 Madison Avenue, the pizza kitchen and bar includes a stylish patio, enclosed dining room, bar, and a brick […]

Phenix Salon Suites Opening in October 2018

October 18, 2018 12:57pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Ghaben

Just after six months of announcing its investment, Phenix Salon Suites is to open this October on Detroit Ave. The company is being built where Quaker Steak and Lube used to be located at. The purpose of the company is to give independent hair stylists […]

Officials are Conducting Three-year Survey of the Lakewood Housing Stock

October 15, 2018 5:31pm | Armani Adames

When a community has housing stock that is quickly approaching the century mark, a proactive approach to maintain homes and avoiding mildew and plant diseases is needed. In Lakewood, the city has created its Housing Forward initiative, which includes an every three-year property survey of […]

King and Queen Scholarship

October 15, 2018 2:01pm | James Morrissey

Have you ever been to Light Up Lakewood? The answer is probably most likely. This year the famous winter festival falls on Saturday, December 1. Sponsored by First Federal Lakewood and presented by LakewoodAlive, Light Up Lakewood celebrates its 12th year and shines light on Lakewood’s […]


October 15, 2018 1:29am | Aiden Kelley

The 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Not only will the parade offer entertainment for anyone living in or around Lakewood, but Pink Lotus Yoga will be hosting what they’re calling “Doga,” meaning dog […]

Chocolate Walk

October 9, 2018 3:40pm | Nina ZanghI

The 10th annual Lakewood Chocolate Walk is taking place on Thursday, October 25th. This event runs throughout downtown Lakewood, and is for residents that are 21 years old of older. The general admission tickets were $40, and a VIP tickets were $70. Tickets sale began […]

LakewoodAlive’s Tool Box initiative set to open next spring

September 28, 2018 5:46pm | Armani Adames

LakewoodAlive’s tool box is sort of like a library for tools. You would check out the tool, and when you’re finished with it, you would check it back in; just like a book or a movie. The idea of the tool lending library came from […]

Deagans Eight Year Anniversary

September 28, 2018 4:06pm | McKenzie Lane

Lakewood is the prime spot for a restaurant; with everything in walking distance, and three highway exits spreading across the city, people are able to come from far and wide (or right down the street). With dozens of restaurants across Lakewood’s radius, there are lots […]

Rozi’s Wine House Sold

September 23, 2018 9:15pm | Nina Zanghi

Rozi’s Wine House is a pillar establishment in the Lakewood community, and has been around for over 79 years. Rozi’s was founded by Maurice Rossen in 1939; it was then taken over by his son (Warren), and grandson (Gary). In May 2018, Jim Wooley and […]

Is 14725 Detroit Avenue Cursed?

September 15, 2018 12:04am | McKenzie Lane

Downtown Lakewood is filled with dozens of restaurants, bars, and storefronts, always buzzing with people going from place to place at all times of the day. With everything in walking distance, it is the perfect city to go out and enjoy the town. One would […]

New at Madison Park

September 2, 2018 1:39am | Aiden Kelley

Are you interested in basketball? Do you enjoy playing pick-up games and making new friends through them? Well say no more! As of July 25, a new full basketball court was added into the south parking lot of the popular Madison Park. Open from 9 […]

Bob Evans closing, Raising Canes coming?

September 2, 2018 12:57am | Seth Andregg

Yes, the beloved restaurant Bob Evans on Detroit Avenue is closing and being replaced with something that might be way better. Raising Cane’s is making its way towards Lakewood for its next chicken place in Ohio. Tristan Rader, a Lakewood Councilperson wrote on Facebook that […]

Lucky’s Market Opens in Cleveland

May 18, 2018 12:34pm | Halina Dreger

Lucky’s Market, a new grocery store on Clifton just where Lakewood meets Cleveland, enjoyed its grand opening on May 16. The store sells fresh produce, bulk foods, medicines, beauty supplies, packaged goods, local specialties, fresh meats and more. According to a newspaper feature by Lucky’s, […]

The Process of Getting Ready for Prom

April 26, 2018 6:33pm | Caitlin Cimino

Getting ready for prom has become an over complicated and expensive process, but who has it worse boys or girls? Both share responsibility for ordering the corsage or boutonniere. Both have to decide on where and when to take pictures. A compromise must be made on […]

More Than Shhhhh! — Inside the Life of a Children’s Librarian

April 15, 2018 7:54pm | Halina Dreger

“I’ve always liked libraries and books and reading, so it was kind of a natural thing,” says Amy Dreger of her job as a children’s librarian. The 44-year-old sits casually on a couch, wrapped in a blanket with her knees up after a long day […]

Fundraising for Skate Park

April 15, 2018 7:52pm | Max Boland

The biggest issue with skateboarding in our little town of Lakewood, OH is that we don’t have a bowl in our skate park. What’s a bowl? A drained pool or resembling a pool, that allows fun drop-ins and tricks to be done. Without a bowl, […]

Spring Break

March 28, 2018 12:25pm | Caitlin Cimino

With the school year coming to an end and AP tests coming up, will Spring Break be used as free time to relax and vacation or will it be used as a way to catch up and get ahead in school? Anyone would be lucky […]

Behind Lakewood March

February 23, 2018 1:54pm | Sam Stone

The Parkland School shooting marks one of the first shootings where the survivors, a group of students, to be so outspoken. There exists rage and a sense of “it’s only us for us” among students nationally as lawmakers say there is “nothing to be done.” […]

Pep Rally

January 24, 2018 2:03pm | Lalia Williams

This past Friday (January nineteenth) Lakewood High School held its second annual pep rally. This specific event was especially momentous because it was the first one that was held in the gym. Last year the winter sports were recognized in the civic auditorium. But this […]

H2O’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 19, 2018 3:00pm | Halina Dreger

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is known for most people as a day off from work or school, but that doesn’t apply to the individuals who set out to make the world a better place, just as MLK did, through a day of service. About […]

Lakewood Project January Concert

January 19, 2018 1:48pm | Jared Dubber

As the second semester comes to a start, there are many exciting events happening at Lakewood High School. One of which being the Lakewood Project (LP) concert this Saturday, January 20. If you are one of the few people who has not heard of LP, […]

Pitbull Ban Dropped in Lakewood

January 12, 2018 2:16pm | Jared Dubber

At this point, if you live in Lakewood, you’ve heard of the I’m With Charlie movement. This pro-pit bull movement—in favor of Lakewood resident Jennifer Scott’s pit bull Charlie—has been gaining lots of support in the community, with many believing the rules against pit bulls are too […]

Pre-Sound of Season Art Show

December 18, 2017 2:01pm | Chloe Soneson

On Thursday, December 14th in the Civic Auditorium Lobby the Lakewood High School Art Department held a Photography, Ceramics and Fiber Arts show. Each student in these three classes had 2 pieces of their own art work displayed. Three awards were given out in each […]

Sounds of the Season

December 15, 2017 2:53pm | Jared Dubber

Sounds of the Season is the annual holiday concert held at Lakewood High School that consists of all the school’s top ensembles, with Wind Ensemble providing the winds and percussion, Symphony and Chamber Orchestra providing strings, and Chamber Choir providing the vocals (with help from […]

Lakewood Royalty

December 8, 2017 3:00pm | Max Boland

The first weekend in December is always a joyous time in Lakewood, as that weekend holds Light Up Lakewood. Every year a title is given to a lucky and dedicated junior that goes somewhat unnoticed. The title one might receive after submitting an essay and […]

Police Warn Dog Owners About Coyote Attacks

November 30, 2017 1:57pm | Christina Auck

Police warn dog owners to be more aware after recent coyote attacks on small dogs around Lakewood.  One attack happened Sunday, November 12th at 11 pm on the 15400 block of Edgewater Drive, in an area that has had several attacks this past year. A […]

The Melt: Is the Hype Gone?

November 30, 2017 1:54pm | Jordan Brenot

The Melt Bar and Grilled popped up in Lakewood in September 2006. So what is The Melt? A musician and chef named Matt Fish created the idea. He envisioned a restaurant with simple craft beers and the delicious grilled cheese sandwich. When The Melt first […]

LHS Key Club: Volunteering in Lakewood

November 30, 2017 1:53pm | Caitlin Cimino

Ohio Kiwanis is celebrating 100 years in 2018! Kiwanis is an international service organization which offers volunteer opportunities to all ages. Our own Lakewood City Schools are the home of a number of Kiwanis-run clubs, including Builder’s Club (for middle school students), and Key Club […]

The Rush Inn Bar & Grille

November 29, 2017 5:20pm | Nichole Sullenberger

Located at 17800 Detroit Rd, The Rush Inn Bar & Grille has proudly been serving the citizens of Lakewood for over 36 years. The Rush Inn was founded in 1981 by Ken Rush and has seen enough success to accommodate the opening of a second […]

Light Up Lakewood to be Held Dec. 2nd

November 28, 2017 2:19pm | Jared Dubber

For many people, the holiday season starts when Christmas music begins playing on the radio (which seems to get earlier and earlier each year), or once the first snow covers the ground like a winter wonderland, or when the leftovers from Thanksgiving are finally gone—but […]