Thursday, December 15, 2011
The weekly Feast and a Flick event had a holiday twist on Thursday.
Whether Nancy Dowding is sitting down to lunch with old friends or perfect strangers at the Human Service Center’s weekly gathering, the result is the same. “No matter what, it’s always wonderful,” Dowding said. The Human Services Center hosts its Feast and a Flick for residents and their guests almost every Thursday, barring holiday weeks. Today’s event was a special one in honor of the holidays, boasting a menu that included spinach salad, stuffed pork loin and a Christmas-tree decorated cheesecake. Dolores Larsen said the lunch never disappoints, praising the cooks, other volunteers and guests. “It’s a nice group,” she said. Many of the volunteers have been with the program since the beginning, said Ann Hamski, the food service manager …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Brecksville City Council addressed a variety of issues during its meeting on Tuesday. Here’s a quick look at some of them.
Brecksville City Council had a busy meeting on Tuesday, appointing an assistant law director, honoring a retired police officer and discussing a solution to a common flooding problem in the city. Here are a couple of other issues that were addressed: Check Brecksville Patch on Friday for more on the Stadium Drive purchase. Are there any other issues that were discussed during Tuesday’s meeting that you’d like to learn more about? Tell me in the comments.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monetary and food donations are now being accepted at the Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools and the Human Services Center.
If you are looking for a way to help others as the holidays and cold weather approach, the Yuletide Hunger Program started up this week and runs through the beginning of December. The program, more than 25 years old, assists low-income families and individuals unable to meet their needs properly. Food and monetary donations can be dropped off at Brecksville’s Human Services Center or one of Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools until Dec. 6. Turkey certificates and gift cards to Giant Eagle, Aldi Supermarket and Kmart are bought with donated money. “Plus, if we don’t receive enough donations of a certain kind of food, we’ll buy supplementary food,” said Ted Lux, Brecksville Human Services director. Lux encourages students of all ages to …
Monday, November 14, 2011
This week is filled with events.
City Council meets on Tuesday. The next World War II meeting at the Human Services Center is this Wednesday. The meetings explore different aspects of life during that time period. On Thursday, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra will play at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School. The Kiwanis Clubs of Brecksville and Broadview Heights and the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District music department sponsor the event, and the proceeds go to the music programs in the district and to scholarships for students. This is the last weekend to see the Brecksville Theater on the Square’s production of Annie. There are shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Friends of the Brecksville Library will be hosting their …
Monday, October 10, 2011
The show features the work of students from the center.
The Human Services Center has turned one of its rooms into an art gallery this week. The center is hosting the second senior art exhibit, an art show designed to show off the work of senior citizens in Judi Roszak’s watercolor classes at Brecksville’s Human Services Center and Strongsville’s Ehrnfelt Senior Center. Roszak said she began teaching in Brecksville about three years ago. She said the most important part of the classes is for the artists to get the chance to interact with one another. On Monday afternoon, some of the students were checking out the artwork at the "Art For All Seasons" exhibit. Rose and Frances Holecek of Newburgh Heights are students at the Human Services Center. The sisters said they enjoy the classes, and Rose …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The city offered advice for choosing a natural gas plan during a meeting earlier this month.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The shots are available by appointment for senior citizens and those with chronic illnesses.
Flu season is almost here again, and the communities of Brecksville and Broadview Heights are trying to prepare their senior citizens. Flu shots will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Brecksville Human Services Center, according to a press release from the city. Appointments are necessary, and residents of both cities can register by calling the center, beginning Sept. 7. The shots will be administered by CVS. They will be available for anyone older than 60 or with a diagnosed chronic illness. People can get the flu at any time, but it's most common between October and May, according to a fact sheet on the 2011-2012 flu season from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The sheet recommends getting …
Monday, August 22, 2011
From the start of school to local events, there’s plenty going on this week in Brecksville.
There’s a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday at Stautzenberger College. According to the American Red Cross website, donors will be entered into a contest for a chance to go to Disney World. The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Monday. According to the agenda, the board will approve new textbooks for a few high school classes, the bus routes for the 2011-2012 school year and a number of other resolutions. And school starts on Wednesday for Brecksville-Broadview Heights students, according to the district’s website. There’s free bingo at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Human Services Center, according to a city press release. Prizes will be provided by Aetna. On Saturday, there’s a drop-in story …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The program helps share the stories of that time period.
Once a month, the Human Services Center hosts a program on the stories of World War II. Speakers cover all aspects of the time period, from what it was like for the different branches of the U.S. forces to the stories of civilians on both sides of the war. Ben Jeremiah, a Brecksville resident and one of the people in charge of the program, said they try to get all sides of the story. “We try not to keep the same kind of thing going,” Jeremiah said. The program began when Mayor Jerry N. Hruby asked Jeremiah and Homer Farr into his office, Jeremiah said. The mayor was interested in gathering the history of the war veterans. Jeremiah said the first meeting only had about six people in attendance – and by the end of the meeting, they had all…
Monday, July 25, 2011
From the library to a local business, there are lots of ways to find a film in the city.
If you don’t mind waiting for the big summer films to leave the theater, there are plenty of ways to find an inexpensive movie – or even a free one – right around Brecksville. Here are just a few suggestions: