Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Open to any attractive properties in Brecksville and may include residences, churches, businesses and entrances to commercial or residential properties.
Any particular landscape you enjoy in Brecksville? Are you just proud of your own? Either way, the Brecksville Beautification Committee is looking to hand out some awards for keeping the city beautiful. In its 18th year, the Brecksville Beautification Awards look to recognize “outstanding residential, church or commercial properties.” “We are looking for great properties with beautiful features that people want to emulate,” according to the news release. Good examples include properties with great curb appeal, water feature, patio garden, or just about anything else that’s “eye-catching.” (Check out the photo gallery of last year's winners) To nominate a property, fill out the form at the right and return it to the Brecksville …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The city’s Beautification Committee is hoping to find about a dozen homeowners willing to open their yards and let the rest of us see what they’ve done, what they’re growing.
Got a great garden? The city of Brecksville would like to know. The Brecksville Beautification Committee is sponsoring its fifth garden tour, and is looking for about a dozen homeowners willing to open their yards to the community. The five-hour tour is slated to begin at noon June 23. That might seems like a few cold-weather months away, but the committee is looking to get a few applicants sooner rather than later. According to a news release, the tour “is based on community spirit and sharing focusing on neighbors who understand the trials, tribulations, and successes, involved in making our yards beautiful and welcoming, despite the ravages of wildlife and weather.” “Perhaps you’ve seen the gardens on previous tours and want others to …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Check out these photos of some of the festive decorations around town.
Check out these photos of some of the holiday decorations the Brecksville Beautification Committee has been setting up around town. Thanks for the great photos, Jane! You can add yours by clicking “Upload Photos and Videos” above or visiting our Pics & Clips gallery. If you take any photos of your own home decorated for the holidays, consider entering our “Deck the House” contest. You could win $500 toward your electric bill or $100,000 for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools. Join Patch to start adding photos, events, announcements and blog posts of your own!
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Check out the 2012 winners of the Brecksville Beautification Awards.
The Brecksville Beautification Committee announced its 2012 Beautification Awards earlier this summer, and the committee recognized them at a City Council meeting in August. Jennifer Starinsky, chairperson of the Beautification Awards program, told council that the committee had a “bumper crop” of beautiful properties to choose from this year. Seventeen properties were nominated, but four were selected for their distinctive landscapes. Check out the photos of the winning properties above.
Friday, April 6, 2012
The Brecksville Beautification Committee and the Chippewa Garden Club planted pansies yesterday.
Did you ever wonder how those pretty pansies have made their way into the planters around town for the past few years? Wonder no more. It’s an anniversary project the Brecksville Beautification Committee takes on each year.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Spring is on its way!
We have less than a week until spring officially starts. And spring means flowers! Charles Owen, the city’s horticulturist, wouldn’t give up this year’s theme for the flowers around town, but he did agree to give a few little previews of what residents can look forward to. Owen said the city works with some consultants at Classic Garden Design who keep track of the trendiest color combinations. They choose something a bit different every year, and residents will have to wait until the 10,000 plants bloom in June to see what this year’s theme is. All Owen would say is that it won’t be last year’s red, white and blue. The flower season will kick off at the very beginning of April with pansies in the downtown planters, courtesy of the …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Council's packed agenda addressed many city issues.
Brecksville City Council recognized the 2011 awards given by the Brecksville Beautification Committee during its Tuesday meeting. “Every year we seek out people that go above and beyond to maintain their properties,” said committee member Jennifer Starinsky. Gina Santucci and Connie Tezie won for residential landscaping. Mark and Barbara Weigand won the century home category, while Ara and Mila Kallibjian won the water feature category. Other matters on the agenda included: “It just shows that their growth continues,” Mayor Jerry N. Hruby said about the school. “They’re doing well and they’re thriving."
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
For more news from the meeting, check Brecksville Patch Wednesday afternoon.
Brecksville City Council congratulated the winners of the 2011 Beautification Committee awards during Tuesday's meeting. The winners of the three categories: Mayor Jerry N. Hruby also announced the ribbon cutting of the Old Royalton Road bridge, and the bridge's dedication to fallen Marine Sgt. Dennis E. Kancler. Both are planned for Wednesday. "It’s a very, very nice gesture," Hruby said. "It’s a way to keep in mind we had one of our young men who went off to war and didn’t return the way we hoped him to return." For more council news, check Brecksville Patch on Wednesday.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Brecksville Beautification Committee puts the program together.
Earlier this summer, two Brecksville residents received yard makeovers courtesy of the Brecksville Beautification Committee and local landscaping companies. Kathleen Roberts, a member of the committee and co-chair of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program, said this was the eighth consecutive year for the program. Each year, the committee chooses two to three residents to help them clean up their yards. The residents can be nominated or they can inquire on their own behalf. Human Services Director Ted Lux sent in the photos from this year’s program. The photos were taken by Roberts and Jeff Krejci, the co-chairs of the program. All the work was done on a Friday in June by local landscapers, who donate their time, materials and labor, …