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Rose Hill, Osborn Learning Center reopens to public: West Shore Chatter

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – The Bay Village Historical Society shares the good news that the Rose Hill Museum and Osborn Learning Center, both located in Cahoon Memorial Park, are once again open to the public.

The Rose Hill Museum reopens for the 2022 season on April 24 with “A Nod to the Past.”

Local history buffs can learn about important pieces of Bay Village history, like the Dover-by-the-Lake Library at Rose Hill, the early days of Baycrafters, and the Lake Erie Junior Museum (now the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center) and the opening of Parkview School. The exhibition of Wischmeyer ship models is complemented by an exhibition of vintage swimsuits. A Suffrage poster displayed in the lounge encourages voting, and the lounge is decorated in 1920s fashion to tie in with the school’s library and history.

The nearby Osborn Learning Center houses a ‘crime room’, with exhibits detailing the career of Eliot Ness and the criminal case of Sam Sheppard, the local doctor accused of murdering his wife.

The Rose Hill Museum and Osborn Learning Center, 27715 Lake Road, Bay Village, is open 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday April through December. Admission is free and group tours can be arranged.

Membership in the Bay Village Historical Society is open to anyone in the community interested in keeping history alive. Families are welcome. Call 216-386-5997 for membership and tour information or visit bayhistorical.com.

Library and history of the bay: Bay Village Historical Society board member Cynthia Eakin has written about the history of the Bay Village Library. The entire three-part series, “Glimpse of the Past,” can be viewed on the historical society’s website, bayhistorical.com.

The historical society invites the community to the grand opening of the Bay Village Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2-5 p.m., April 30, at its new location, 27400 Wolf Road, Bay Village. We hope to see you at the Bay Village branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library when they open on Saturday, April 30 from 2-5 p.m. in the new location at 27400 Wolf Road.

RRPL trustee vacancy: The Rocky River Public Library Board is seeking a community-minded individual to fill a vacant position for a seven-year term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2029.

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, resume and statement of qualifications to Leslie Rossi, Executive Secretary to the Rocky River City School District Superintendent, by April 29. His email address is rossi.leslie@rrcs.org.

Candidates will have the opportunity to have an interview at the school board office.

Community meal: The next free community meal hosted by Clague Road United Church of Christ and Westlake Church of the Redeemer will be at 4:30 p.m. on April 30 at Clague Road UCC, 3650 Clague Road, North Olmsted.

All are invited. Drive to the back door of the church and volunteers – gloved and masked – will bring the meals to your car. The event will continue until supplies run out.

Speech Contest Winners: Four Lakewood High School juniors are the winners of the 77th Annual Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River Speech Contest sponsored by the Beck Center for the Arts.

In the final round on March 28, Alex Hodson placed first and won $750. Grace Lamparyk ($500), Helen Roche ($300) and Lydia Kress ($250) round out the top four spots.

The contestants were students from the five secondary schools in Lakewood and Rocky River – Lakewood, Lutheran West, Magnificat, Rocky River and St. Edward. Students were asked to apply the principles of Rotary International’s four-pronged test to a topical ethical issue. They were challenged to identify a topic they were passionate about and adopt a point of view from which they would seek to persuade others.

The four-way test includes the questions:

Is this the truth? Is it fair to everyone involved? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it benefit everyone involved?

As the winner, Alex represented the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River in the Rotary District 6630 Speech Finals at Kent Roosevelt High School.

All winners of the speech, music and visual arts competition were honored for their work and received their awards at the April 11 awards reception at the Beck Center.

Stop the hate contest: Jacqueline Hudak, a junior at Lakewood High School, is the overall winner of the 2022 Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out and Youth Sing Out competition. She received a $20,000 scholarship and LHS received a $5,000 grant.

In the grades 6-10 category, second place went to Mattia Sturman, grade 6, of Rocky River Middle School.

A junior at LHS, Jaqueline was named the grand prize winner of the essay contest. In her essay, she wrote about the importance of body positivity in young girls, saying, “My calling is to help young girls be grateful for all the different jobs their bodies do for them – so that girls are as nice to themselves as they are to others… Discrimination has plagued society for hundreds of years and it comes from the disease of misinformation and lack of education. let us all unite not in fear but in the hope of stopping the hate.

Read his full essay and those of all the finalists at maltzmuseum.org/sth.

The 14th annual event was hosted by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and awards $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to participants from colleges and high schools in northeast Ohio who speak out against prejudice and bigotry through essay writing. and songwriting. The winners were announced on April 13 during a broadcast that was seen by nearly 1,000 people.

The competition has two components: Youth Speak Out, essay writing for individual students, and Youth Sing Out, songwriting for classrooms. Both celebrate northeast Ohio upstanders in grades 6-12 who are committed to creating a more tolerant and inclusive society.

Since the competition began 14 years ago, the Maltz Museum has awarded $1.4 million to students and schools in 12 northeast Ohio counties, with an estimated reach of nearly 40,000 young people. .

Visit maltzmuseum.org/sth for more information or to read the essays as well as listen to the songs written by Northeast Ohio students.

The Zumba event benefits Ukraine: Polaris Career Center and LifeWorks of Southwest General are joining forces to help Ukrainian citizens with a “Rock the Pavement”.

The Zumba Outdoors fundraiser will take place from 9:30-11 a.m. on May 7 in the LifeWorks parking lot. The cost is $10 per person, which must be paid in advance.

Register in person at the LifeWorks Service Office, 7390 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburg Heights, or call 440-816-4202 to pay over the phone by May 6. All net proceeds will benefit relief efforts in Ukraine.

Volunteers wanted: Help is needed to install more than 2,000 free smoke alarms for families in northeast Ohio as part of the national Red Cross Sound the Alarm effort. Those interested in volunteering should register at SoundtheAlarm.org/noh. Locally, volunteers are needed from May 12 to 14.

Events in Greater Cleveland are scheduled for:

Noon to 3 p.m. May 12 in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 at Garfield Heights

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland.

Red Cross disaster response teams have responded to more than 860 residential fires since July 1, 2021.

Sound the Alarm smoke detector installation and home fire safety events in northern Ohio are part of a nationwide Red Cross initiative in May to install 50,000 free smoke detectors with partners in more than 50 at-risk communities across the country.

“Sound the Alarm is a meaningful way to be part of a larger movement while directly helping local families,” said Tim O’Toole, Regional Disaster Officer in Northern Ohio. “In just one day, you could help save a neighbor’s life by installing smoke detectors, which can cut your risk of dying in a home fire in half.”

Volunteers who have not been vaccinated against COID-19 can participate in Red Cross events provided they wear a mask, which will be provided at each event. Masks are also required if requested by an owner.

Red Cross officials said that thanks to donations, all services are free and available to those in need. Those unable to volunteer can donate to the Red Cross at SoundTheAlarm.org to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from home fires, which account for most American disasters the Cross Red responds every eight minutes.

Those in need of a smoke alarm should visit soundthealarm.org/noh to schedule a free smoke alarm installation during Red Cross Sound the Alarm events. Along with a smoke alarm, Red Cross volunteers and partners will also share information on what causes house fires, how to prevent them, what to do if a fire starts and how to create an escape plan.

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