From the Mayor’s desk
CITY TEXT MESSAGES
The City of North Olmsted is offering 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
Congratulations to Randi Jones who was awarded the 2013 North Olmsted Citizen of the Year!
Public WIFI was installed at Springvale.
COLUMBIA ROAD RESURFACING ANNOUNCEMENT
″ Major Traffic pattern change from May 1st – May 15th
″ Columbia Road from Butternut Ridge Road – Lorain Road
″ 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
″ Northbound traffic ONLY
″ Southbound traffic will be detoured
Columbia two-way traffic will be accessible via flaggers after May 15th Questions can also be directed to the North Olmsted Service Department (440) 716-4114.
FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT- SENIOR CENTER
Caregivers of all ages are welcome to attend any or all 5 of these educational programs presented by Hospice of the Western Reserve. A catered lunch will be offered at each program. The following programs will be offered:
May 1st: Being a Caregiver: Steadfast or Stressed
May 8th: Spirituality: Tapping into your Inner Peace and Strength
May 15th: Music Therapy
May 22nd: Art Therapy
May 29th: Communication: The Art of Visiting.
All caregivers must complete a one-time registration form. Please RSVP to Tiffany @ (440) 777-8100. This program is made possible by the Older Americans Act Family Caregiver Support grant from the Ohio Department on Aging through the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.
BARK FOR LIFE
The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a Relay For Life fundraising event that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight event that raises funds and awareness to fight cancer in your community. Since pets are not allowed at a Relay For Life event, Bark For Life provides a venue for you and your pet to participate together while raising money to support your community event. Bark For Life is Sunday, May 5th from 12pm until 4pm at North Olmsted Park.
On Saturday May 11, from 10am to 1pm, St. Brendan Parish is hosting its 2nd annual Touch-a-Truck. This free event allows children (and adults) to explore, up close, a wide range of vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Concessions and children's activities will also be available. All are welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Krzemien at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-454-5526. St. Brendan is located at 4242 Brendan Lane in North Olmsted.
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
Treat you mother, wife or grandmother to something every mom deserves- a delicious brunch at without having to clean up! Please join us at Springvale Ballroom for a delectable meal. Seatings are at 10:30am or between 12:30 & 1pm on Sunday, May 12th. Reservations are recommended (440) 777-0161.
2013 ANNUAL ICE SHOW
Our Annual Ice Show features the talents of children from our Learn to Skate Program. Joining them are the Cleveland Edges Synchronized Skating Club and the North Olmsted Hockey Club. Show dates and times are as follows: Friday, May 17 8:00 P.M., Saturday, May 18 2:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M., Sunday, May 19 3:00 P.M. Tickets go on sale from skaters April 1 for $10.00. At the Recreation Center they will be available for $12.00 after May 1. Children under 5 are free.
Please join us on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th for a parade at 10:30am and gathering at the Veterans Plaza at North Olmsted Park. It is a great way to honor those who have gone before us for our Nation. The Senior Center and City Hall will be closed in observance.
90 AND OLDER HONOREE CELEBRATION
Friday, May 31st at 12:00-2:00 in the Cabin. The theme for Older Americans month for the year 2013 is "Unleash the Power of Age" focusing on our Older Americans being influential members of society. An awards ceremony will follow the luncheon catered by Corporate Café of North Olmsted. Mayor Kennedy will present special certificates to our honorees. Hanson Services will be providing the cake for this special occasion. All 90 & older North Olmsted Citizens and Senior Center Members are invited to join in this most prestigious occasion. For more information please sign up with Beth at 440-716-5434.
NICK RAUSER RUN
Saturday, June 1, 2013 is the Fifth Annual Nick Rauser Memorial 5k Run and 1 mile walk at Bretton Ridge Park at 9:00am. Nicholas was killed in a car accident on Brookpark Road in North Olmsted on December 21, 2008 at the age of 15. The entire community mourned the loss of this bright, young Sophomore at North Olmsted High School. The Leader Light Foundation was created to support Nicholas' passion for sports and to award scholarships to students who display such characteristics that Nicholas had- caring, good sportsmanship, model citizen and friend. LLF grants annual scholarships to graduating seniors in local area schools with proceeds from the run. To register or for more information, visit www.nicholasrauser.com. Please join us to remember Nicholas.
NORTH OLMSTED RELAY FOR LIFE
Save the dates for Relay For Life that will be held from 2:00pm on Saturday, June 22 to 7:00am to Sunday, June 23 at the North Olmsted High School Stadium. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people will be camped out at the NOHS Stadium and will take turns walking or running around a track or path. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events. Relayers do not have to walk all night, but each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Please start a team or join a team at www.relayforlife.org/northolmsted.
MOVIES IN THE PARK
Gather the family and join us for a Friday evening movie in the park. Movies start at dusk. Showings: June 28 - Paranorman, July 12 - Hotel Transylvania, July 26 - Wreck It Ralph and August 9 - The Avengers.