July 2015

July 1, 2015  

Independence Day:
North Olmsted City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.


Bicentennial BOOM Fireworks on July 5th!

The 2015 Bicentennial Boom is on Sunday, July 5th at Great Northern Mall. The event starts at 7pm, fireworks at dusk. Rain date is scheduled for July 12th.


North Olmsted City Schools:

Final farewell walk through of the Middle School Saturday, August 29th 11:00am - 2:00pm.


North Olmsted Recreation Center: NEW SUMMER HOURS!

Now through September 6th: Monday - Thursday: 5am-10pm, Friday: 5am - 8pm and Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 8pm.

$10 OFF ANNUAL PASS - Save $10 off the purchase of any new annual membership through September 6th!

REFERRAL PROGRAM -Have a friend mention your name when registering for an annual pass and you'll receive a $10 credit that can be used towards a pass, class or other activity! For every friend you refer you'll receive a $10 credit! 

Fitness Center:
The new Fitness Center at the North Olmsted Parks and Recreation Center is for members and guests 15 years of age and older.  The center consists of a brand new 2nd floor fitness room, newly renovated exercise rooms, expanded exercise programming, and a new personal training program that will assist you with your fitness and wellness goals.  The 2nd floor fitness room has a wide variety of cardio machines, strength equipment and free weights to fit your needs.  Our equipment is user friendly and great for beginners.  Fitness attendants will be on duty to ensure smooth operation of the room along with answering any questions you may have.  Our fitness attendants will also teach equipment orientation classes which are highly encouraged for first time members and guests.  For more information about the fitness room and exercise programming, please contact the fitness supervisor at 440-716-4129. Questions may also be answered at the Recreation Center front desk at 440-734-8200 ext. 0.


North Olmsted Fire Department:

The American Heart Association has recognized the North Olmsted Fire Department for its treatment of heart attack patients. St. John's Medical Center President and CEO William Young presented the American Heart Association's mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award to the fire department on June 16th.


North Olmsted Police Department:

Auxiliary Officer John Chesar was named members of the year by the Fraternal Order of Police Associates for the State of Ohio. 


Springvale Golf Course - Book your tee times online:

Golfers can now book tee times online at www.springvalegolfcourseandballroom.com. For more information please call Springvale Gold Course at 440-777-0678.


Looking to pay it forward? Love the game of golf? Each year Springvale hosts many charity golf outings that are open to the public! Check out our calendar at www.springvalegolfcourseandballroom.com where you will find all the details to sign up!


Tips to Help Protect Against Mosquito Bites:

·         Apply an EPA-registered insect repellent before heading outside.

·         Wear long sleeves and pants outside from dawn to dusk, which is prime time for most mosquito activity.

·         Empty any standing water from bird baths, flower planters as well as toys and playground equipment outside the home to help prevent water from collecting. Mosquitoes only need a small amount of water – just a few inches – to breed.

·         Clean gutters and downspouts regularly or cover them with mesh to help prevent leaves and debris from collecting and holding water.

·         Make sure screens around the home, both on windows and doors, fit tightly and have no holes to help keep mosquitoes from making their way into the house.

·         Eliminate standing water inside the home that may attract mosquitoes to spaces like kitchen sinks and pet bowls.

·         For more information visit: http://fox8.com/2015/05/18/cleveland-akron-area-makes-top-mosquito-cities-list/


Spring & Summer Parties:

Keep in mind the city facilities in North Olmsted that are available for rental for First Communion, Graduation parties or other special events.  Springvale Golf Course has a beautiful ballroom and clubhouse; the contact is Kelsey Marasch, Event Coordinator 440-777-0161. The Community Cabin also has a very large party room; check for cabin availability by calling 440-716-4168, Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30pm.   


City Text Messages:

The City of North Olmsted offers a text messaging service for residents to receive the latest city information, community updates, and safety alerts. Residents have the opportunity to subscribe for free to the City's VIP TEXT LIST by texting T724 (message) to 36000. Standard rates and messaging services will apply; residents with inclusive and unlimited text messages in their plans will not be charged for the service.  Residents can receive up to 5 text messages per month. The service is powered by HomePages. The only information required to opt-in to the VIP Text List is a mobile number. Residents can be assured that according to HomePages and the FCC their mobile number is secure and will not be sold to a third party. The VIP Text List is a great opportunity to send an instant text message to residents of North Olmsted. Types of message may include city events, safety alerts, road closures, Fire and Police announcements, and/or weather advisories. Mayor Kennedy agrees that the service will create a resourceful avenue to the residents about city information that may directly affect them and their families. "We are always looking for tools to assist in communicating city news to the residents. The VIP Text List has the potential to be an effective resource in reaching out to a large population of our residents instantly". The program will complement the City's other resources for communication such as the Mayor's E-Newsletter, city's website, cable channel, and the new digital city sign at Lorain and Dover Center Road.  For more information on the VIP Text List please visit the City's website www.north-olmsted.com.


Attention voters:



As required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has scheduled the removal of over 51,000 voter registration records.  The voters on the cancellation list have not responded to a Confirmation Notice nor engaged in any voter activity for the past four years. The cancellation will occur on July 24, 2015.  This only affects individuals who have not voted since July of 2011. Anyone who has voted or engaged in other voter activity, such as signing a petition, since July of 2011 will not be removed.  


Any voter who is scheduled for removal and wishes to remain eligible to vote must use the Online Change of Address System www.MyOhioVote.com/moved.htm  before the cancelation date or complete a new Voter Registration Card and mail or deliver it to the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.  Registration Cards are available online at www.443vote.com, public libraries, Ohio License Bureau Offices, most local municipal buildings and at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.


All voters can confirm their status with the Board of Elections by calling 216-443-VOTE (8683) or visiting the Board of Elections website:  www.443vote.com






Bicentennial BOOM Fireworks on July 5th!

The 2015 Bicentennial Boom is on Sunday, July 5th at Great Northern Mall. The event starts at 7pm, fireworks at dusk. Rain date is scheduled for July 12th.


North Olmsted Fire Fighters 28th Annual Cruise-In 2015:

Wednesday, July 8th from 5pm - 9pm at the Great Northern Corporate Center located at 25000 Country Club Blvd.  Come join us for a fun filled evening featuring classic cars, custom cars, great food and great music. Cost is $10 and all proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Rain Date July 9th.  For more information please call the Fire Station at 440-777-1220.


Summer in the City Movies and Concerts:

Our Movie in the Park is Alexander and the Very Bad Day on Friday, July 10th at North Olmsted Park. Showtime is at dusk.

Our Family Concert will feature Tricky Dicks and the Cover Ups on Sunday, July 19th at the gazebo at North Olmsted Park from 6:00 - 8:30pm.

Don't let rain spoil your plans… movies and concerts will be held in the Community Cabin in case of inclement weather.


Bikecentennial: Sunday, July 26that the North Olmsted ParkBring the whole gang out for this family friendly event all about bikes at North Olmsted Park. Be entertained by the ThrillerBMX team. Explore our Bike Village, talk to bike experts with safety tips, helmet fittings and information on local rides, trails, rentals and biking resources. Kids can get creative at our bike decoration station. Sign up for the 5K bike ride starting and ending at North Olmsted Park, kicking off around noon. At the conclusion of the ride, stick around in North Olmsted Park for the Community Council/Kiwanis community picnic! First 100 registered riders will get a free Bikecentennial t-shirt!


Household Hazardous Waste Collection:

Summer Collection will start July 6th and will end July 20th, 2015. Unused or leftover portions of hazardous chemicals or materials labeled with danger, warning, toxic, caution, poison, flammable, corrosive, or reactive can be dropped off at the North Olmsted City Hall fleet garage. 


Yard Waste Collection - Republic Services:  

The City of North Olmsted offers various options to dispose of leaves, yard waste, and brush. If you have questions about yard waste collection please call Republic Waste Services at 800-433-1309 or residents may call the North Olmsted Service Department at 440-716-4151. Please note the guidelines and dates for each collection program. April 13th through November 27th on regular scheduled pickup day ONLY.

  • Republic Services will pick up yard waste April 13th through November 27th 
  • All grass clippings & other yard waste should be placed in brown paper yard bags or a can clearly marked YARD WASTE not to exceed 50 pounds
  • Brush & small tree trimmings must be cut, bundled & securely tied not exceeding 4 feet in length or 50 pounds
  • Christmas trees will be collected the 1st & 2nd full weeks of January
  • Grass Clippings & other yard waste may be placed in trash cart & will be collected with the rubbish materials
  • Landscapers & tree services are responsible for removal of any yard waste they generate while working at a residence.


Curbside Brush Chipping:   
Please check the city website for your ward's schedule date. Curbside Brush Chipping service is provided by the North Olmsted Service Department. If you have any questions please call the Service Department at 440-716-4151. 

·         Brush must be out on tree lawn by the start date for each ward

·         Brush must be piled on the tree lawn in a neat and orderly way with the cut ends pointing the same direction

·         Keep branches as long as possible. Do not impede the sidewalk or street

·         Maximum branch diameter eight (8) inches. Wood larger than eight inches will be picked up separately at a later date.

·         Items not chipped: stumps,  lumber, and piles of leaves and grass

·         Keep all foreign materials such as metal and paper out of the brush piles

·         Brush generated by a professional tree service or landscaper will not be chipped

·         Final Citywide Pass the week of September 21, 2015


Complimentary Yard Waste Bags:

Complimentary Yard Waste Bags are available for Residents at the North Olmsted Service Department. 10 bags per household, first come, first served.  You must pick up the bags at City Hall/Service Department 5200 Dover Center Road. If you have any questions please call 440-716-4151.


Senior Center Special Events:

Health Care Fair

Wednesday, July 29th from 11:30am - 2:00pm

Take advantage of the many health benefits and educational information that this annual healthcare event offers. You will have the opportunity to obtain informative material regarding health and receive giveaways from over 40 vendors. Life Care Centers of Westlake will be offering free hot dogs and snacks on the patio. St. John's Medical Center Outreach staff will be offering free blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and balance screenings in the atrium area.  Hearing screenings will also be provided.  


Health & Wellness

Tuesday, July 14th at 8:30am in the Activity Room

Join us for this month's Health & Wellness forum sponsored by Rebound Therapy.  The topic will cover injury prevention "Pre-hab vs Re-hab".  A light breakfast will be served.  Sign up with Beth by Thursday, July 9th.


Celebrating 35 Years Strong -Friday, August 7th at 12:00pm on the Patio

Join us for a patio picnic celebration complete with hotdogs, hamburgers, chips & pop provided by Joshua Tree.  Entertainment by Eddie & the Edsels and commemorative acknowledgements by the Mayor and other surprise guests.  Sign up with a staff member by July 31st.


Senior Center Activities/Entertainment:

Thursdays Live Entertainment: 12:15pm

Everyone is welcome to participate in the lively free entertainment!


July 2nd – Billy Kaye

Billy Kaye will be here to entertain us with patriotic nostalgia for our Fourth of July celebration.  We will also serve a special treat.



The Rocky River Nature Center will present a program on reptiles and park wildlife complete with specimens and artifacts.



Please welcome back Tak Sato, Geek with a Heart to discuss the latest technology and how it can be used to monitor your health.



Join certified Tai Chi instructor, Michael Stadul to learn about the benefits of Tai Chi exercise and holistic healing to enhance wellness, balance and arthritis.  Feel free to dress comfortably and join in the demonstration.



Spend the afternoon with John Kowalski as he entertains and delights us with his assortment of keyboard music and humor.  


Tuesday Movie Madness:12:30pm

Movies & Popcorn .50 Cents. All movies shown on our Large Screen 'Smart Board' crisp clear sound and picture perfect theatre experience!


July 7th - The Good Lie 

In this fact-based drama, a young Sudanese War refugee wins a lottery that allows him to start life anew in the United States. But adapting to his new home presents challenges -- both for the "lost boy" and for the American woman who's helping him. Starring Reese Witherspoon (Drama based on real life/ PG-13/ 110 Min.)


July 14th – Paddington

This family tale chronicles the adventures of Paddington Bear, who's rescued at a train station and taken home by a young boy. Paddington adapts quickly to city life, but there's an evil taxidermist in town with her eye on the lovable bruin. (Family/ PG/ 95 Min.) 

Grandchildren are welcome to attend this movie!


July 21st – Selma

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 civil rights march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, this stirring historical drama highlights the courage of the marchers.  (Drama/ PG-13/ 128 Min.)


July 28th – American Sniper 

Based on his memoir of the same name, this military biopic centers on legendary sniper Chris Kyle, who amassed a record number of kills on the battlefield during his 10-year career as a Navy SEAL. Starring:  Bradley Cooper(Drama– Based on real life experience/ R / 132 Min.)


Senior Center 2015 Trip Schedule:

Attention! Payment in full must be received in order to sign up for all trips offered. 


Wednesday, July 1st - Summer Mystery Tour

Here is a trip that is a Mystery, part scenic, part sightseeing and part history. Don't bring your bathing suit, but you still might get wet. And we can guarantee you will not be boarding a jet. Lunch is included, but you can bring a snack. Travel light and you'll travel further, so watch what you pack. You won't need a passport, but you will need proper ID.

And bring your camera, because there's lots to see. Cost: $75.00 (checks payable to JKL Tours) Report - 7:45am Return approx. - 6:30pm. Sign up with Beth by June 26th.


Wednesday, July 8th – Blueberry Market

Join us for our annual Local Marketing Excursion to Martin's Blueberry Farm, Red Wagon Farm, Gibbs Butcher Block, Uncle John's Plant Farm, Coe Lake and Mootown Creamery. Cost- $18.00 (Cash for STC & Box Lunch) Check in – 9:45am Return – approx. 3:00pm. Sign up with Beth by July 1st.


Wednesday, August 19th - Erie Canal & Lockport Locks Cruise

Enjoy a narrated two-hour cruise aboard the Lockport Locks and Erie Canal that passes through historical sites and five original 1825 locks. You will also be raised and lowered 50ft. In the only double locks on the Erie Canal.  Buffet lunch is Canal-side at the casual, yet elegant Veranda banquet room (tax/tip included) then a stop at the Made in America Store. Cost: $86.00 (Checks payable to Great Day Tours) Report - 7:00am Return approx. – 8:30pm. Sign up with Beth by August 7th.