July 2014

From the Mayor’s desk
July 1, 2014

Summer greetings! I hope you are enjoying summertime activities with family and friends. The City has a lot of great events happening this summer, so be sure to check our website at www.north-olmsted.com and the Upcoming Events section in our newsletters!

City Offices will be closed on Friday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Complimentary Yard Waste Bags
Complimentary Yard Waste Bags are available for Residents at the North Olmsted Service Department. Five 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.

City’s 2015 Bicentennial
Planning for the City’s 2015 Bicentennial has started, anyone interested in participating in the planning process should contact Planning & Development Director Kim Wenger 440-716-4118.


Go North Olmsted:
“What do you think?” Workshop is on Thursday, July 31st from 7pm-9pm at the John Knox Presbyterian Church, 25200 Lorain Road. Share what YOU think is working well and what could be improved in our community. If you care about community appearance, housing choices, business development, sense of community, parks and recreation, education, infrastructure and creating a place future generations will love then you need to attend the "What Do YOU Think Workshop." We hope to see you there!

Summer in the City:
The North Olmsted Arts Commission has teamed up with JoAnn DePolo Studios and Gallery to present to you the “Summer in the City” family concert series! Come out to North Olmsted Park on Sunday, July 20th from 4 to 6 PM to hear music by artist Megan Zurkey and enjoy local treats from Weber’s Custard and Whiskey Dogg. Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this great event! Visit http://www.north-olmsted.com/ArtsCommission.cfm for photos, future events, and information.

North Olmsted Fire Department:
Cruise-In 2014
The North Olmsted Fire Fighters 27th Annual Cruise-In 2014 is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16th from 5:00pm-9:00pm 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, raffles, great food and great music.  All proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Rain Date July 17th.

North Olmsted Recreation Center:
Movies in the Park

Gather the family and join us for a Friday evening movie in the park.  Movies start at dusk.  Showings: July 18th - Lego Movie - August 8th - Nut Job

Fourth of July Celebration
The North Olmsted Recreation Department is again hosting an Independence Day celebration on Friday, July 4th with the annual bike contest at 10am, parade at 10:30 and picnic following at North Olmsted Park Gazebo.  This event is free and open to the public. 

North Olmsted Senior Center News:
Health Care Fair
Wednesday, July 30th 11:30am - 2:30pm
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 America will be offering free hot dogs and snacks at their table. St. John’s Medical Center Community Outreach staff will be offering free blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and balance screenings in the atrium area.  Hearing screenings and dementia screenings will also be provided.  

Fourth of July Celebration
Thursday, July 3rd 12:15pm in the Community Cabin
The Boys are Back in Town!  Join us for a star spangled show with Eddie & the Edsels for our 4th of July bash.  Feel free to sparkle in red, white and blue and be ready to pay tribute to Old Glory.  Patriotic themed dessert will be served.

Christmas in July
Thursday, July 24th 12:15pm
Join us in the Community Cabin for a fun, festive and frosty Christmas. Our special Christmas in July party will feature entertainer Tom Todd and Christmas inspired sweets and surprises. Don’t forget to dress for the occasion. 

GIANT EAGLE “In the Kitchen with Liz” Monday, July 14th 11:00am - 12:00 Giant Eagle North Olmsted
Registered dietician, Liz Kitchen, will host an informative food program at Giant Eagle on the most interesting ways to grill healthy foods this summer.  This program will take place in the Giant Eagle Café. Sample and learn how to prepare these fun summer foods.  Sign up with Beth by 7/11/14.  (440-716-5434)

Trips from the North Olmsted Senior Center:
(For more information, contact Beth 440-716-5434)
Wednesday, July 16th – Tour of Cleveland/Tremont
Part history and part mystery, we’ll explore Cleveland and its fascinating neighborhoods & unique areas to discover what makes them special (League Park, Coventry, Slavic Village, Steelyard Commons and trendy Tremont). Enjoy ethnic foods, yummy treats and the rich tapestry that makes Cleveland a special mosaic of people and places.
Cost: $65.00 (checks payable to JKL Tours)   Check in-8:00am Return-approx.-5:00pm

Wednesday, August 27th - *Summer Sunset Adventure* NEW
Enjoy a trip to the fascinating GLASS MUSEUM at the Toledo Museum of Art and participate in  a guided tour to the tranquil Lake Erie shore gated community of LAKESIDE!  You will also delight in the fun and down-home eatery, TONY PACKO’S.  The menu choice consists of hot dogs, chicken paprikash or stuffed cabbage; dessert is also included. 
Cost: $65.00 (checks payable to JKL Tours) Check in-7:15am Return approx.-6:00pm