Lakewood Historical Society gears up for 2022 sales events: A Place in the Sun

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – Is your resolution for the new year to declutter your house? If so, and if you’re looking for a way to make a difference with your unneeded or unwanted items, Lakewood Historical Society may have the answer.

Each year, the society collects household items, sorts and prices them and then stores them until needed for one of their annual fundraising sales events.

The first drop-off event will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Haber Center, 13314 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. The Haber Center serves as headquarters for the society and is located across the street from the historic Nicholson House, one of the properties the society maintains.

Among the items the society will accept are:

· Gently used kitchen and household items, tablecloths, curtains and rugs

· Decorative items such as vases, platters, lamps and artwork

· Craft supplies and holiday decorations

· Crystal, sterling silver, furs, watches, clocks, and costume and fine jewelry

Because of limited space, society officials ask that furniture donations be delayed until closer to May.

Tax donation letters are available for donations.

Sales of the items, which take place periodically during the year, benefit the Lakewood Historical Society’s mission offering educational programs for all ages, providing stewardship of artifacts and buildings and advocating for the historic community.

Nominations accepted: Fairview Park City Schools Alumni Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its 2023 induction class.

Those who know of an individual or team they feel meets the criteria for induction should visit and complete the nomination form.

Categories for induction include Athletic Hall of Fame, Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, and Distinguished Faculty/Staff Hall of Fame.

Additionally, state championship teams will be considered for the Legacy Award.

In order to be considered for induction into the Hall of Fame Class of 2023, nominations must be received by May 1. Email nominations to [email protected].

Snow warriors: Kudos to LakewoodAlive for once again organizing a team of volunteers and staff to help clean driveways and sidewalks after recent snowstorms. More than 70 driveways and sidewalks were cleared after the season’s first big snowfall on Jan. 16.

More volunteers are needed for the snow shoveling program. LakewoodAlive officials said the plan is to connect neighbors with neighbors in need to make it as convenient as possible to help those who are unable to get out and tackle snow removal on their own.

Anyone interested in volunteering for LakewoodAlive’s Snow Shoveling Program should contact Matt Clark at 216-521-0655 or email Clark at [email protected].

Save the date: West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church will offer the classic 1924 silent film “Peter Pan,” accompanied by WSUUC Music Director David Blazer on the organ at 4 p.m. Feb. 20. All ages are invited to the free program which will be shown on the big screen.

This is the first film adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 stage play directed by Herbert Brenon. The film closely follows the plot of the original play, and even incorporates much of the original stage dialogue in the intertitles. Added scenes include Nana the dog pouring out Michael’s medicine and giving him a bath, and Nana bursting into the home at which a party is being given, to warn Mr. and Mrs. Darling that Peter Pan and the Darling children are flying around the nursery. Like the original play, and unlike the 1953 Disney film, the 1924 version makes it clear that Wendy harbors a romantic attachment to Peter, but Peter only thinks of her as his mother.

The event is open to the public and will take place in the church sanctuary, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.

Because of church Covid 19 protocols, masks are required to be worn in the building by everyone age 3 and older.

For more information, call the church office at 440-333-2255.

Founded in 1946, West Shore is Northeast Ohio’s largest UU church, with more than 500 members. This year, the congregation is celebrating the 75th jubilee anniversary. Church officials said its mission is to help people lead lives of meaning and purpose through a liberal faith tradition focused on the principle that people need not think

alike to love alike.

The Rev. Anthony D. Makar is the senior minister.

Last call: This is the last week to recycle unwanted, unused or broken holiday lights in Fairview Park.

Drop off the lights in the green refuse can at the Service Department door in the rear of City Hall, 20777 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, through Jan. 31.

Reminder: Clague Road United Church of Christ will have its first grab-n-go meal beginning at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the church, 3650 Clague Road, North Olmsted.

Meals will be distributed from the back door from 4:30 until they run out.

Volunteers will be masked and will wear gloves to help keep visitors safe.

The meals are a collaboration between Church of the Redeemer in Westlake and Clague Road UCC. All are invited.

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