31 July 2008
I wonder why the fire stations are involved with collecting these clothes? I really do need to investigate this further.
30 July 2008
these signs are found on the door of the mission boutique - a store that I love walking by. one of these days I'll have to wander inside. the mission always has the best window displays. the mission claims that "fashion is our religion" so I guess I should have held off unto sunday to post this photo!
29 July 2008
28 July 2008
During World War II, strong, action-oriented posters played a crucial role in energizing the American people behind conservation. Now a similar mobilization of America is required to face the ecological crisis posed by global climate change.
27 July 2008
Grace Presbyterian Church was founded in 1920 as a mission church in the southwestern section of Lakewood. Beginning with a small white frame church, it grew to the present modern glass-fronted structure. Grace Church has always centered its emphasis on family at worship and in service to others. Leadership is given by its deacons as they offer a monthly community meal to those who are hungry, and the elders serve as assistants in all worship services and direct the mission of Grace Church. Among other programs, veterans attend and participate. Lenten dramatic services are led by members of the church and the pastor.
26 July 2008
the mars bar is open Mon-Sat 5pm-2:30am and Sunday 9:30pm-2:30am.
"Mars Bar is a half bar-half lounge located on the corner of Madison & Mars in Lakewood. The environment is fun & the beers are tall. Mars Bar also plays host to some of the hottest bartenders in town." -Cleveland Bar Tab
25 July 2008
last weekend we visited one particularly eclectic sale which was taking place on the corner of hilliard and mars. yes, we do have a street here in lakewood named mars! the family hosting the sale are really nice. I understand that they will be having at least one more this summer - perhaps the first or second weekend in august.
you meet all sorts of lovely folks at tag sales. I particularly enjoyed talking with two gents featured above - I noticed that one guy was holding a world book for the year 1955. I asked him if he was born in 1955, he replied that he was. I chuckled. I told him not only was I also born in 1955 but that very day was my birthday. he offered me the world book he just purchased, which was quite kind. I told him to keep it as I didn't really need it although I appreciated the gesture and thought. didn't I just say you meet the such lovely folks at a tag sale!
24 July 2008
did you notice even the flag has flowers on it! I feel that the choice of what flag one flies is an indication of what is near and dear to someone - we are safe to say, inside this home lives someone who loves nature!
23 July 2008
22 July 2008
unlike masonic temples in some cities the lakewood masonic temple still very much in operation. the mysterious ways of the masons, are a bit less mysterious today than they were before since even the lakewood masonic temple has a website!
speaking of the internet, I used the internet to solve yesterday's mystery. turns out the building is the world headquarters of some company called the maxxum group. aren't you glad I cleared up that mystery! now to search and see if there is indeed any sign on the outside of the building indicating the current occupants!
21 July 2008
I haven't a clue as to what takes place inside this monumental building which is right across the street from lakewood's main library. I've walked by in thousands of times since it's on one of my usual routes, however there is no sign outside giving any indication about the building's current purpose.
the building is used. the grounds are well maintained (there is actually one sign on the grounds stating that skateboarding is forbidden, there is activity inside, I've seen deliveries and I have seen people go into the building (not often, but a couple times in the thousands of times I've walked by). my mission before july ends I would like to unearth the mystery! I'll keep you posted, in the meantime, any one know? or would anyone like to hazard a guess?
20 July 2008
In 1905, a group of people living in Lakewood were members of Old Stone Church and decided a neighborhood church was needed. The Reverend Alfred J. Wright, assistant pastor of Old Stone was put in charge of the group. He started church services in a tent at the corner of Robinwood and Detroit Avenues in May 1905. On January 5, 1908, our first church building was dedicated at this site, at 14502 Detroit Avenue. The first addition, Wright Parlor, was added in 1913. The present sanctuary was built and dedicated in 1918. Our education wing was completed in 1951. As we grew, we sponsored two daughter churches: Grace Presbyterian Church in 1920 and Rocky River Presbyterian Church in 1955.
19 July 2008
perhaps our personal favorite watering hole is also a great place to get a bite to eat - sullivan's irish pub and restaurant located on the corner of madison avenue and chesterland. guinness is always on tap and the fish and chips are to dream of.
by the way, this weekend is the 26th annual cleveland irish cultural festival. sullivan's is one of the vendors for the festival. if you are in cleveland this weekend and looking for a good time head on over to the berea fairgrounds - you won't be disappointed!
18 July 2008
this building is also home to the lakewood observer. one of these day's I really need to check out the t-shirt museum. sounds intriguing!
17 July 2008
at the time that I took this picture I didn't realize something funky was going on with my camera lens - the result is a weird type of blurring. I like as the effect, it looks like I've captured some activity from 'the other world.' now, I don't want to start any rumors, I doubt whether this attractive home is haunted - the effect is simply a result of improperly cleaning the camera's protective lens filter!
theme thursday for 17 july: home
16 July 2008
15 July 2008
14 July 2008
photo: just one of the many beautiful homes along arthur avenue
13 July 2008
leafy view of the main doors to st. clement roman catholic church. st. clement is located on the corner of madison avenue and lincoln avenue. there are six roman catholic churches currently in lakewood. according to the city's lakewood faith website:
St. Clement Parish was established in 1922 to serve Lakewood’s growing population from Detroit Avenue south to Fischer Road. The official dedication of the church was on September 16, 1923 with Father Joseph J. Schmit as pastor. By 1931, the parish had tripled in size, so the need to enlarge and improve the church became imperative. The decor embodies many features of the ancient church of San Clemente in Rome. The church has a distinct devotional atmosphere and a quiet earnestness which seems to lull and soothe the spirit with promise of peace and benediction. In 1982, the church hall was renovated providing new kitchen facilities, additional meeting rooms, and a new church entrance to enable the elderly and handicapped access to the church without climbing steps.
12 July 2008
10 July 2008
the shop was once located a little further east on madison and named Lakewood Tavern Supply. however, after a party shop on detroit closed up and left lakewood, the vilnuve brothers seized the opportunity to expand and ensure that lakewooders weren't left high and dry. in early spring scott and robert packed everything up it relocated to a larger and more attractive location. along with a new location, the shop also is sporting new name - Ultimate Party and Bar Supply .
the lakewood daily snap is a proud participant of theme thursday!
09 July 2008
in these time of global warming, high fuel costs, and food quality issues, it is increasingly important to be mindful of where our food comes. shopping at farmers' markets is one good way to support local farmers, healthy foods and build community.
I came home with a cart full of delights - among which are these 'red thumb' fingerling potatoes from arbor hill farm. I plan on roasting them with some olive oil, garlic, salt and fresh herbs from my garden.
08 July 2008
07 July 2008
As of the census of 2000, there were 56,646 people, 26,693 households, and 12,545 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,940.7/km² (10,208.5/sq mi), making it more densely populated than both Los Angeles, California and Toronto, Ontario (It is, in fact, the most densely populated city between New York and Chicago). There were 28,416 housing units at an average density of 5,121.0/sq mi (1,976.8/km²).living in a community which is densely populated is not necessarily a bad thing when people are good neighbors. being a good neighbor is a valued in the city of lakewood and part of being a part of a community is being out in the community.
this summer there are many things happening that encourage folks to get out and be part of the community. one of these events is the walk+ roll cleveland - lakewood is participating in this areawide event promoting alternatives to driving. for lakewood this is happening to " celebrate Lakewood’s walkability and its finest assets: a vibrant downtown, historic architecture and a spectacular Lake Erie park." read more about walk+roll lakewood here
06 July 2008
Lakewood United Methodist Church was organized in 1876, as an outgrowth of an 1865 revival in Berea. Dorcas Hutchins and Hattie Webb each persuaded their husbands to borrow $500 to “have a church of our own.” The first building was erected on this site in 1876 -- the lot and building costing $5,005. A second building was constructed in 1904. The congregation grew rapidly as did the Lakewood suburb, replacing farmland and orchards with streets and houses. Through the decades, the congregation has sought to share in the development of the community. The Westerly was initially a dream of the LUMC Women’s Society of Christian Service. The Meals on Wheels was initially a project of our Social Concerns Committee. The Lakewood Golden Agers Club was founded here. Today, we seek to continue a strong heritage of service and worship in the Christian Faith.
05 July 2008
the lakewood project, lakewood high school's youth rock orchestra kept the crowd entertained until darkness fell and a different type of music began - the sounds of fireworks bursting in air!
04 July 2008
the firework schedule for lakewood is: july 4 - dusk @ lakewood park
Lakewood Park: This 31 acre lakefront park, the crown jewel of the Lakewood Parks system, is located at the intersection of Belle and Lake Avenues. The Park offers a multitude of activities, including:
•Foster Pool: open during the summer months, various programs offered including open swims, learn to swim classes, senior swims etc. For program information call the Community Recreation & Education Department at 529-4081.
•Construction of a new zero entry children's wading pool was completed in 2002.
•Eight tennis courts
•Three sand volleyball courts, open to the public (unless permits for league play have been issued by The Community Recreation & Education Department). Call 529-4081 for league or permit information.
•Kids Cove Playground area (new in 2001).
•The Lakewood Park Bandshell, offers free concerts on Sunday evenings, and free movies for children during the summer months. Refer to the City News and Events link for a list of dates and further information.
•The Woman’s Club Pavilion, an enclosed year round facility available to the public for Meetings, wedding receptions or special get-togethers. For more information call the Public Works Office at 216-529-6800.
•The Kiwanis Open Pavilion, which is reserved during the summer months. This facility offers four separate sections that can be reserved either individually or together. Each section seats fifty people. For more information call the Public Works Office at 216-529-6800.
•Picnic areas located throughout the park, with grills and tables.
•Two softball fields, available to the public, unless a permit from the Board of Recreation has reserved the field. Call 529-4081 for permit information.
•Old Stone House: Lakewood’s oldest stone house, now a museum, call 221-7343 for hours and tour information.
03 July 2008
the other day I was talking with one of the men who is working on the street - don't worry it was at the end of the workday and I wasn't interrupting anything. he confirmed my impression that my street was the worst street in lakewood in terms the condition of the road. in fact I believe his exact words were: "in all my years of doing this, I've never seen a street as bad as this."
you can be assured that this mouse is putting on her dancing shoes and doing the happy dance now that my street is all nice and smooth. let's hope car drivers remember the speed limit and don't do their own 'happy dance' by racing down the street!
02 July 2008
01 July 2008
this month city daily blog has signs which say NO as it's monthly theme. over 170 folks signed up, to see this month's participants click here.