Thursday, March 28, 2013
A Shaker Heights woman helped her Beachwood friend with multiple sclerosis by purchasing a water wheelchair for therapy.
One Beachwood woman has proof that helping others is still a part of society. The Plain Dealer ran a story Thursday about a Shaker Heights woman, Susie Zimmer, who went above and beyond for her friend Cindy Charms, a Beachwood woman suffering from multiple sclerosis. Zimmer purchased a water wheelchair for Charms to help her with therapy. Because of her disease, Charms was unable to get herself into the pool, the paper reported. Read the more on this touching story.
Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey in a New York Times widget.
The New York Times recently published an interactive map with Google that breaks down U.S. Census figures for Kent by block. Click here to view the map. Type "Beachwood, OH" into the search bar on the right and start exploring the various maps in each category: race and ethnicity, income, housing and families and education. When the latest U.S. Census figures were released, we learned a few key things about Beachwood: Read more about the Census results in this Beachwood Patch story.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Author Rick Porello will speak at the library Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m.
The man behind the book To Kill the Irishman-The War That Crippled the Mafia will tell his story at the Beachwood Library Thursday. Rick Porello, who is Lyndhurst police chief by day and author by night, will talk about his book and how it became a film called Kill The Irishman. The book and movie tell the story of the Cleveland mob scene and the rise of infamous Irish-mobster Danny Greene. Porello published the book in 1998 and it was transformed to the silver screen in 2011 starring Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer. Porello was credited as executive producer in the movie. Click here to register for the event.
The facility will offer patients three hours of physical therapy per day.
There is a new rehabilitation center opening its doors in Beachwood. University Hospitals is opening a new 50-bed rehabilitation facility is opening Thursday at 23333 Harvard Road, according to a press release. The 53,000 square-foot facility cost $17 million. The building is less than two miles from Ahuja Medical Center. The rehab center is a joint venture with Nashville, Tenn.-based Centerre Healthcare Corp. Plans had originally scheduled an October opening. Original estimates expected the project to provide 150 jobs to the city. The facility will specilize in helping those who suffered brain trauma but will help with other special medical needs. Read more:
Friday, March 22, 2013
Find different events around town.
The following events are listed in Patch's events calendar. Did we miss an event? Add your own here. Friday, March 22, 2013, 6:00 pm Suburban Temple - Kol Ami, 22401 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood, OH Friday, March 22, 2013, 6:00 pm Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, 26811 Fairmount Blvd, Beachwood, OH Sunday, March 24, 2013, 5:00 pm City of Beachwood Community Services Department, 25225 Fairmount Blvd, Beachwood, OH Monday, March 25, 2013, 7:15 pm Waxman Chabad Center, 2479 S Green Rd, Beachwood, OH
Passover begins March 25.
It’s almost time to break out the matzo. Passover arrives on March 25 this year, when Jews across the world will come together to retell the Exodus story over four cups of wine (or grape juice for those who can't indulge), and of course, a large, festive feast. Passover Traditions As the story goes, during their flight from slavery, the Jews did not have enough time for their dough to rise, resulting in a flaky cracker that is eaten instead of bread for a full week during Passover. The diet changes go beyond bread, however, and depend on family tradition. As a general rule, just look for the “Kosher for Passover” label, which thankfully spreads to more products year after year. Prior to the holiday, Jews clean their homes and get rid of …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Cleveland Police expected to release more details soon
Democratic State. Sen. Nina Turner's Cleveland office has been broken into, the Cleveland Police Department confirmed Tuesday morning. Newsnet5.com first reported the break-in at the office located on Lee Road between Miles Avenue and South Miles Road. Police have not released any other information, but plan to do so today. Check back later for more details. Turner is a senator for Ohio's 25th district, which includes Shaker Heights and Beachwood. Her current term expires in December 2014, but she is eligible to run for another four-year term. She was elected in 2008.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Requests $150,000 in Lodging Tax Funds to Promote City as a Destination Spot for Secondary Convention and Tourist Markets
The Beachwood Chamber of Commerce is asking Beachwood City Council for $150,000 to operate a new Convention and Visitor Bureau that will market and promote Beachwood as a destination for convention attendees and leisure tourists and visitors. For more than 90 minutes, Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wayne Lawrence gave a formal presentation and answered questions during a city council special meeting Monday evening. Lawrence said the proposed Beachwood Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) would focus on marketing the city as a destination spot primarily for a secondary convention market of “social, military, educational, religious and fraternal” SMERF groups. “Those are organizations that are smaller in nature and can …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Check out our list of open houses Sunday
Browse the image gallery above to see where open houses are in the area on Sunday. Addresses, prices and showing times are listed below each photo.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
People lost power when the storms hit about an hour ago, more reports may come in
About 12,000 people in several cities in Northeast Ohio lost their power this morning after storms hit the area. About 100 people are out in Cleveland Heights, 650 in Shaker Heights, 55 in Beachwood, less than 500 in Mayfield Heights and between 500 and 2,000 in Solon, said Mark Durbin, spokesperson for FirstEnergy. That number could increase as people come home and discover they have no power, he said. Though he did not know the exact cause of all the outages, he said most likely the wind took out limbs and trees, which damaged FirstEnergy's equipment, or strong winds took down power sources. Durbin said the company hopes to have a majority of the outages restored by this evening, but that could change if storms continue to move …