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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 […]

Lakewood Introduces Marijuana Dispensaries

November 3, 2017 1:58pm | Christina Auck

  Medical marijuana is now welcome in Lakewood. On October 2, Lakewood City Council passed an ordinance allowing the city to start accepting applications for dispensary licenses. Cleveland.com says that forty days after this legislation goes into effect, the city will start issuing permits. Councilman […]

End of Marching Band Season

October 31, 2017 2:22pm | Lalia Williams

Last week marked the last football game, and with it the last marching band show. The week before that was senior night, and the halftime show consisted of one song from each of the senior’s four years here. Over the course of the football season, […]

GOODKIND COFFEE

October 31, 2017 2:18pm | Max Boland

If you love a good cup of joe but aren’t into the arts and hippies scene, Goodkind Coffee might be the perfect cafe for you. Goodkind is located on the West end of Madison, a block or so down from Barrio (anything that close to […]

Lakewood Public Library Holding Jazz Clinic Series

October 30, 2017 12:29pm | Jared Dubber

Many people’s first thought when thinking of jazz music is the smooth jazz radio or Kenny G., but the jazz world is much more diverse and complex than that. Its birth propelled a civil rights movement, with black musicians playing the most popular music of […]

Warning!! Coyotes are killing dogs in Lakewood

October 27, 2017 1:56pm | Chloe Soneson

Another dog was killed by coyotes in Lakewood, the city confirmed on Monday. This time the attack occurred on Forest Hill Drive where a Highland Terrier was found dead. There has also been an additional sighting of coyotes throughout the city. Other sightings of coyotes […]

School Raises $2000 for Hurricane Relief

October 27, 2017 1:51pm | Chloe Soneson

Puerto Rico has been suffering from the aftermath of hurricane Marie. “I mean, there is devastation. People with wooden houses are no longer there. And all of the forests and palm trees — they’re not there. It’s bare soil. It is devastating, and I hope we […]

Pumpkin Palooza 2017

October 20, 2017 6:07pm | Halina Dreger

This will be yet another year that Lakewood High’s “Help to Others” Club (“H2O”) will be putting on the popular Pumpkin Palooza festival, according to the event’s Facebook page. The Halloween and fall festival will take place Saturday, October 28, between 1 pm and 4 […]

Trees for Suburban Areas

October 12, 2017 12:51pm | Lalia Williams

Lakewood is fairly small and very crowded. But one of the greatest things about the city is that we still manage to save room for green spaces, whether it be in one of the parks or in people’s front lawns. But there are some issues […]

Kesha ‘Rainbow’ : Lakewood Civic Auditorium

October 6, 2017 2:47pm | Chloe Soneson

Kesha was born on March 1, 1987, in Los Angeles California. Kesha is a singer-songwriter whose big break came from and uncredited and unpaid cameo on rapper Flo Rida’s 2009 number 1 hit “Right Round”. Soon after, Kesha landed a record contact with the RCA […]

The Spooky Pooch Parade

October 4, 2017 1:22pm | Jared Dubber

With the October month and weather rolling around, people in Lakewood are looking for fall-related activities around their town. From pumpkin spices to apple picking, we all are trying to find ways to celebrate sweater weather coming in-and there may be an adorable solution. The […]

Why Lakewood Should Allow Pit Bulls

October 2, 2017 1:15am | Jared Dubber

This photo shows my dog, Maggie, who happens to be a pit bull. I didn’t decide to get a pit bull, but with a few family issues of people not being able to take care of her, she landed in my ownership. \ My brother […]

Lakewood Farm Markets

September 29, 2017 1:14pm | Chloe Soneson

Lakewood Farmer Market kicked off their 8th season on June 27th, 2017 and will continue to get every Saturday until  October 14th, 2017. The annual market takes place in front of the Marc’s Plaza each week. Right off of Detroit Avenue in the center of […]

The New Rosewood Mural

September 24, 2017 11:50pm | Jared Dubber

If you have been driving around Lakewood recently, you have probably noticed the section of Rosewood next to Wagar Park has been closed off to traffic. You also probably noticed artists painting on the street during the past couple of months—this is the Rosewood Mural. […]

Beck Center Theater 2017-2018

September 24, 2017 11:49pm | Sasha Seckers

The Beck Center for the Arts has a well-rounded line-up for this year’s theater season. From adult comedies to Disney musicals to tragedies, they have it all. This year’s season include the regional premier of My First Time, as well as an encore production of […]

Free Summer Fun

May 26, 2017 5:35pm | Victoria Donegan

The school year is finally coming to an end. After months and moths of hard work, it’s finally time for our break. In less than 10 days the school year will be over, and the summer will be ours. I know what you’re thinking, “I […]

Lakewood Life- Lakewood Park

May 12, 2017 5:48pm | Collin McDermott

There are many different things to do at Lakewood Park. Some things you can do are go on the solstice steps, and relax during the day or night on the steps and just stare up at the word in all of its beauty. Another thing […]

Lakewood’s Best Coffee

May 11, 2017 1:39pm | Lizzie Shuga

Lakewood has a plethora of amazing places for food, drinks, and entertainment. Some of the city’s most popular attractions are its cafes and coffee houses. These are a few of the highest rated and most widely regarded caffeine pit stops in and around Lakewood. The […]

Ice Cream

May 5, 2017 5:26pm | Elan Dimacchia

As we all know, Lakewood has a plethora of ice cream shops. There’s Mitchells, Malleys, Ice Cream Joy, UDF, Sweet Moses, The Sweet Spot, Dairy Queen and much more. We will never know the true reason for why our city has so many places to purchase […]

Lakewood Life

April 7, 2017 5:57pm | David Adkins

Recent weather in the city of Lakewood Ohio, for the most part, has been pretty great and enjoyable. The weather has been pretty warm and with lots of rain for all of the beautiful spring plants to soak up in their roots. It’s very nice […]

Lakewood Middle Schools get Inspired via Video Chat

April 6, 2017 5:43pm | Erin Mullen

Lakewood’s own Kevin Spooner who is a sixth grade language arts and social studies teacher at Harding Middle School uses Google Hangouts to chat with anyone anywhere. Google Hangouts makes it possible to talk to anyone around the world. Kevin Spooner uses it to give […]

Places To Eat In Lakewood

March 31, 2017 5:18pm | Victoria Donegan

Lakewood, six square mile city with over 51,000 people living in it. Anyone living in Lakewood is blessed to have a plethora of food choices at their finger tips. While people from all over the north-east Ohio come to try our fantastic selection of restaurants and […]

You Scream, I Scream

March 31, 2017 12:57pm | Emma Bressler

As the weather gets warmer ice cream cravings get higher. Have you ever noticed that on that rare warm winter day there is a mile long line at each ice cream spot. Warm days are fast approaching, and Lakewood is a great place to spend […]

Lakewood Restaurants Worth Trying

March 29, 2017 6:37pm | Lizzie Shuga

Lakewood has a wide array of places to eat, ranging from Italian to Indian to Chinese. There are constantly restaurants opening all around town, and if you’re looking for fresh places to dine that are a little bit different there is always something new to […]

Angelo’s- Lakewood’s Signature Pizza

March 29, 2017 3:27pm | Anna Kotansky

All Lakewood citizens know just how many pizza joints are throughout the city. From fast food chains to homemade joints, your pizza cravings are always met. There is one pizza joint, however, who’s pizzas are so famous that everyone throughout the city and surrounding areas […]

Lakewood’s Got Talent

March 26, 2017 3:47pm | Hana Shaheen

Whether you can sing your heart out, tell your funniest jokes, pull a rabbit out of a hat or even break it down on the dance floor, all sorts of talents will be shown this weekend March 24th and the 25th in the Lakewood High […]

Spring has Sprung!

March 26, 2017 3:25pm | Emma Yonkers

With the official closure of the 2017 winter season,  March 20th marked the very first day of spring here in Northeast Ohio. Although the wild temperature swings and crazy “hot then cold” conditions of the winter really put a damper on some of us, there […]

Spring Break in Lakewood

February 28, 2017 9:15am | Halina Dreger

The Lakewood City School District is scheduled to have its spring break from April 14th to the 24th. For many students and teachers, this means escaping the unpredictable Cleveland weather and heading to Florida, California, or other areas of the country where they can get a […]

GV Artwork Grand Opening

February 5, 2017 7:36pm | Jane Mechenbier

GV Art + Design, located on Detroit right across the street from St. James church, is relocating to a bigger and better location. Greg and George Vlosich, the owners of the store, have been making designs on t-shirts for years. Though they started in their parents’ […]

Keeping The Tradition Alive

November 19, 2016 1:51am | Victoria Donegan

Saturday December 3rd marks the 10th anniversary of Light Up Lakewood. This amazing event is made possible by LakewoodAlive with the help of many local businesses. Light Up Lakewood celebrates the holidays and the lovely scenery of Lakewoods downtown area. This family friendly event is free and is […]