ArftsFest showcases downtown Willoughby

by Gail Stuehr

Willoughby – Willoughby ArtsFest traditionally is one of the most anticipated events of the summer, especially in Lake County. This year, declared one of the best ever, did not disappoint as many as 15,000 guests descended on the tent-filled streets of the already picturesque city from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. July 15. Among them were kids in strollers, young parents, middle age couples, singles and seniors and dogs of all heritages and sizes.

Retired band director plans to keep busy

by Teresa Ackerman

MENTOR – Tim Niederkorn truly is a man of many talents and has benefited many of his students with those talents. He retired this past May after 31 years, his entire teaching career, with the Willoughby-Eastlake Schools. He most recently was the band director for Eastlake North High School.

Community Kindness Day brings smiles

by Teresa Ackerman

Painesville Township - Nick Carrabine, director of Marketing and Communications for Riverside Local Schools, welcomed all of the teachers and administrators who were ready to volunteer three to four hours of their time to perform numerous acts of kindness in the community Aug. 8.

Rival 5K is new race in Perry Village

by Marian McMahon

Perry VILLAGE – A new race, the Rival 5K, will be held during a weekend when two well-known rivalries will be played out on the gridiron—one locally and one nationally.

Fire district awarded another grant

by Marian McMahon

PERRY TOWNSHIP - Trustee Bob Dawson, who is on the Fire Board, reminded the trustees at the Aug. 22 meeting the Perry Joint Fire District had received a $76,000 grant for fitness equipment and gas and radiological meters last month.

Council advised on county drone program

by Marian McMahon

PAINESVILLE – Captain Scott Mlakar of the Willoughby Fire Department gave Council a presentation on the county drone program and how it is used to assist safety forces at the Aug. 21 council meeting.