Sunday, June 26, 2011
Check out some of the highlights from this week’s news.
It was a busy week in Brecksville, and if you missed out on some stories on Brecksville Patch, we understand. But don't worry -- you can catch up on the big news of the week in just a few minutes by reading the summaries below. For more details, click on the included links.
From the Dog Jog in the morning to the parade, there were a lot of activities at Brecksville’s Home Days on Saturday.
Saturday was a big day for Brecksville’s Home Days with the Bicentennial Parade, but that wasn’t all that was going on yesterday. Check out the photo gallery for an overview of some of the day’s events, and feel free to add your own.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Answer our question correctly to win a tote bag or a water bottle at Home Days today.
If you’re going to be at Brecksville’s Home Days celebration today, make sure to say hello to Brecksville Patch Editor Rachel Abbey McCafferty! I’ll be at Home Days all afternoon – and I’ll have lots of Patch stuff to give away like tote bags, water bottles and pens. Want to know how you can win some Patch gear? You just have to answer the following question correctly (and you only get one guess!): At what intersection will you find a sign marking the spot where Brecksville’s first settlement was built? All I’ll need from you is a correct answer and a name – we’ll want to post all of the winners, along with the answer to the question above, after Home Days. And this offer’s only good while supplies last. The official rules: See you at …
Friday, June 24, 2011
The horses will be part of the Bicentennial Parade, which begins tomorrow at 2 p.m.
The Brecksville Bicentennial Parade isn’t until Saturday afternoon, but one set of special guests—the Budweiser Clydesdales—has been kept pretty busy. The 10 horses arrived in Brecksville Monday afternoon, said Brant Giere. The horses are being housed at Maple Crest Farm, Giere’s family farm. Since they arrived, the horses have been the focus of a party for the Bicentennial Committee’s family and friends on Tuesday, a Bicentennial fundraiser on Wednesday and part of an NBA draft party at the Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday. “It’s been a terrific experience,” Giere said. Earlier today, Maple Crest Farm held an open house for the public to visit the animals. Giere said the farm’s horses are being housed in temporary stables in a different …
Let Brecksville Patch know about any other businesses that will be closing early on Saturday.
Even if you aren’t planning to stop by the Brecksville Bicentennial Parade on Saturday, you might want to keep it in mind. The parade begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday – portions of Brecksville Road and state Route 82 will be closed during the estimated two-hour parade, but that’s not all. There are also a few organizations and businesses near the parade route that will be closing early or blocking off their parking lot during that time. Here are some things you should know before Saturday: Do you know of any other businesses in Brecksville closing up early or changing their schedules on Saturday? If you do, email the details to Editor Rachel Abbey McCafferty, and I’ll add them to the list above.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Portions of Royalton Road and Brecksville Road will be closed for much of the afternoon.
The city of Brecksville wants drivers to know to plan ahead for Brecksville’s Bicentennial Parade this Saturday. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and is expected to last two hours, according to a press release from the city. The route takes participants from near City Hall on Brecksville Road to in front of Central School on Public Square. During that time, Brecksville Road will be closed from Valley Parkway to state Route 82, and state Route 82 will be closed from Highland Drive to Brecksville Road, according to the release. If you know of any businesses that will be shutting their doors early or changing their schedule for Saturday’s parade, email the details to Editor Rachel Abbey McCafferty.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The celebration starts on June 23.
Brecksville’s Home Days celebration starts in less than a week. The four-day event kicks off on Thursday evening and continues through Sunday night. And there’s an especially big reason to celebrate this year, as it is the city’s bicentennial. The festivities run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, according to the city’s calendar. And there are a lot of activities packed into those hours. Here are a couple of interesting events for each day from the city’s website: And there’s plenty more. For a list of all of the events, check out the full schedule on the city’s website.