Sunday, July 8, 2012
Catch up on the news this week in Brecksville.
If you were busy enjoying the sunshine and celebrating the holiday this week, don’t worry—you can catch up on the latest news quickly by checking out the summaries below. And don’t forget to nominate your favorites for Patch’s Readers’ Choice contest by Monday!
Friday, July 6, 2012
Hermes Road Racing has posted the results from Sunday’s 5-K.
Last Sunday’s Home Days 5-K was a success, said Josh Stucky, one of the co-owners of Vertical Runner. Vertical Runner was one of the sponsors of the race, and Run 4 UR Life, a nonprofit that Stucky helps run, was one of the charities the race supported, along with the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Organization. Stucky said the race was a bit challenging because of the heat, but that about 400 people ended up taking part. Hermes Road Racing has posted the results from the race. Robert Scanlon of Broadview Heights came in first for the men with a time of 16:45.3, and Allison Stucky of Brecksville came in first for the women with a time of 20:59.1. For the full results, check Hermes Road Racing’s website. Thanks to Brett Wilms for uploading the photo…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Add your Home Days photos to this reader-submitted gallery!
From the music to the 5-K to the fireworks, Brecksville Patch’s readers had their cameras ready at Home Days last weekend. Check out the photos readers added above and add your own by clicking “Upload Photos and Videos.” And thanks to Jack Kananian, Aaron Markovic, Melanie Smith and Brett Wilms for adding their photos!
Monday, July 2, 2012
Contestants showed off their skills by singing, dancing and playing instruments.
Despite multiple weather delays, the finalists in the Brecksville Entertainer of the Year contest did their best to fill Public Square with music on Sunday. The contest, which was sponsored by Hudec Dental Services, held semifinals on Friday and Saturday, with six contestants making it to the finals on Sunday evening. The first-place winner won $500, and the judges ended up declaring a tie for second place, splitting the prize money between both, said Special Events Coordinator Kelly McNeill. The remaining three contestants all received gift certificates from local businesses. Here are the finalists and their final ranking: The show had been delayed and then broken up by Sunday’s ominous weather, but participants stepped up and helped …
The festivities took place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Brecksville Home Days had something for everyone this weekend, from traditional fair food to live music to carnival games and rides. Brecksville Patch took some photos of the fun Saturday afternoon, which can be found above. Check them out and then add your Home Days photos to our Pics & Clips gallery or to the gallery above. We’ll feature reader submissions on the site this week.
Add them to our Pics & Clips gallery, and we’ll feature them on the site this week.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The city’s fireworks display is still scheduled to go on tonight.
The city of Brecksville cleared out Public Square and put a pause to Home Days earlier this evening. Officials told the crowd that there was a tornado warning for the area. There is no record of a tornado warning for Cuyahoga County this evening from the National Weather Service, but the county is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. The Brecksville Police Department said that Home Days had started up again as of 9 p.m., and the fireworks are still scheduled to go on later this evening.
The volunteers at the church’s Home Days booth help serve up pies, sandwiches and more all weekend.
Since the theme of this year’s Home Days is volunteerism, it’s only natural to highlight some of the volunteers who have been hard at work all weekend. The volunteers at the Brecksville United Methodist Church’s booth have gone above and beyond—while many of the community booths feature games and information for visitors, the food is often left up to local restaurants and other vendors. But the church’s booth has been serving up freshly baked pies and other goodies for more than a decade. Ruth Holmes, one of the volunteers working on Saturday afternoon, said the group bakes up the pies and other treats fresh every morning of Home Days. A few years ago, they added sandwiches to give festival-goers another option, but the cherry pies, …
Catch up on the news this week.
It was another busy week in Brecksville. Catch up quickly by checking out the summaries below: And don’t forget to nominate your favorite local businesses for our Readers’ Choice contest. There’s about one week left in the nominations process. Voting begins later this month!
The weekend-long festival ends tonight.
Residents who want to stop by Brecksville’s Home Days celebration have one more day to do so. The day’s festivities begin early with a 5-K run and a pancake breakfast, according to the city’s website. The musical entertainment begins downtown at 1:30 p.m. with the Wayne Tomsic polka band. The final round of the Brecksville Entertainer of the Year will start at 7 p.m., and there will be a fireworks show at 10 p.m. For a full schedule, check out the city’s website. And don't forget to share any photos you take during Home Days on Brecksville Patch.