Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Destroy sensitive documents and help local families this Saturday.
The city of Brecksville will hold another free Shred Your Documents Day this Saturday in the municipal lot near the fire station and the service garage. The event takes place from 9 a.m. until noon. While the event is free, participants are asked to bring donations for the Brecksville Pantry. The pantry provides food once a month for local families in need. Laura Kalinowski, who oversees the pantry, said in an email that they are most in need of the following items this month: For more information, including what kinds of documents can be shredded and what cannot, check the Service Department’s website.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
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.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
There are shows this weekend and next.
Brecksville Little Theatre’s summer show,“On Golden Pond," is a tale that explores relationships between family. Jan Futhey, the director of the production, said in an email that she thinks the message of the show is a lasting one. Futhey writes: “This is my third involvement with this play, and each time it becomes more clear to me just how timeless the message is. The story has many layers: an estranged father and daughter attempting to mend a fractured relationship; Norman, the cantankerous husband and father preoccupied with death; and Ethel, the wife and mother, his opposite in disposition, managing his moods and running interference when he’s less than charming with others. There will undoubtedly be many audience members who can …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Tell us your favorite summer time songs in the comments and we'll create a Spotify playlist.
Today is the last day to tell us your favorite summer time songs in the comments. We'll add your songs to a Spotify playlist that we'll share with you on Friday, just in time for your weekend. We can't wait to see what you send us! The suggestions we've already received are fantastic. Can't wait to share! In case you missed it, here are our favorite summer jams.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
You probably won't be around the next time this happens, so watch it on Tuesday evening.
A little after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, residents of our area will have an opportunity to witness one of the rarest predictable celestial events: a transit of Venus. Often referred to as the "Evening Star" or "Morning Star," Venus is the brightest natural object in our sky after the Sun and the Moon. As the second planet from the Sun, it's closer to the Sun than the Earth is. A "transit" of Venus occurs when Venus passes between us and the Sun in such a way that we can see Venus's silhouette backlit by the Sun's brilliant light. It last happened in 2004, but it won't happen again until 2117. Unless you plan to shatter some human longevity records, this is probably your last chance. Were Venus either large enough or close enough to block out the…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
We’re collecting responses to share on Memorial Day.
What does Memorial Day mean to you? Does it remind you of a particular person in your life, of their patriotism and dedication? Or maybe you don’t know someone personally who has served the country, but you have memories of attending parades and special ceremonies with your family. Whatever Memorial Day means to you, we want to hear it. Brecksville Patch will be collecting your responses through the end of the week and publishing them on Memorial Day. If we get enough responses, we’ll spread them out over the weekend, too. To participate, just send your name, hometown and a few sentences to Local Editor Rachel Abbey McCafferty by May 25. If you have some family photos you’d like to share, be sure to include them.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Help the city honor the men and women who have served the country.
Individuals and groups who want to take part in this year’s Memorial Day parade need to get their applications in to City Hall by Sunday. Memorial Day is a big event in Brecksville, one that will be made even more meaningful this year as the city remembers Sgt. Dennis E. Kancler, who died in Afghanistan last summer. Kancler’s mother, Paula Kancler, will be the featured speaker after the parade, according to information from the city. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. on May 28 at City Hall. Participants will begin gathering at 8:15 a.m. The parade will include the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School marching band and members of the American Legion Post 196. Others are invited to march in the parade or to take part by helping carry the …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The show is running for two more weekends.
Brecksville Theater on the Square premiered “The Producers” this past weekend, and theater fans have just two more weeks to check it out. According to a press release from the theater, the show follows a Broadway producer and an accountant trying to create a failure of a play to make some quick money—comedy, of course, ensues. Director Patrick Ciamacco said the usually large show is scaled down a bit for the Brecksville location, but that it still has a "giant, Broadway feel." He's been working with a very talented cast, he added. The next performances will be held on May 4, 5 and 6 and again on May 11, 12 and 13. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12…
Monday, April 23, 2012
The deadline has been extended through Monday.
Parents, if you were hoping to get a yard sign to tell the neighbors that your Brecksville-Broadview Heights student is graduating, you’ll have to hurry—the money is due today. Information can be found on the Parent School Organization’s website. The form says the deadline is April 16, but PSO Council President Lila Tamulewicz said in an email that the deadline had been extended until April 23. According to the flyer, the signs will be available for pick-up in early May.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
All students in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District are eligible to enter.
Is there a young artist in your family? Make sure they know this deadline: submissions for this year’s Students in the Arts competition are due on Wednesday. This year’s theme for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights contest is “What If.” The work must be original but can be in a variety of artistic mediums. The competition, which is sponsored by the Parent School Organization (PSO), is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Full rules are available on the Students in the Arts website. According to the site, the entries will be judged and winners will be notified after Spring Break, which begins this Friday. There will be a reception on May 1.