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Friday, September 19, 2008

Community Survey on signage and wayfinding

Please take a couple of minutes to respond to this 16 question survey about signage and wayfinding in Downtown Lakewood.

Your input matters as we add improved signage and image to Main Street Lakewood's revitalization efforts. Feel free to forward to friends and neighbors.

Signage & Wayfinding Survey

A Community Meeting on this subject, facilitated by environmental graphic designers, Studio Graphique will be held on:

Thursday, October 2
Lakewood Public Library
7 -8:30 pm
(the VP debate starts at 9PM that night)

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Monday, September 15, 2008

LakewoodAlive Forum - A Healthy Partnership: The Economic Impact of Lakewood Hospital

Wednesday, October 8
Harding Middle School

Attend this forum to learn about the economic impact Lakewood Hospital has on our community. Speakers will also comment on healthcare trends and the lease agreement between the City of Lakewood and the Cleveland Clinic.

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Winterhurst Grand Reopening

Come see the new Winterhurst skating rink this Saturday, September 13th! Video Preview

$2.5 million was spent over the summer to bring Winterhurst up-to-date and create a pleasant experience for local and internation skaters of all abilities.

Schedule of Events

1:30- 3:30pm Double Rink Open Skate

3:30- 6:30pm Open Skate- Rink Two

Special Events - Rink One

3:40- 4:30pm Hockey w/ Winterhurst Hockey
& Hockey w/St. Edward Hockey

4:35- 5:25pm Figure Skate with the Professionals!
Carol Heiss-Jenkins, Tonia Kwiatkowski,
Aren Neilson, Lindsey Weber, Jenni Meno
& Parker Pennington

5:30- 6:20pm Hockey w/ Ohio Flames

6:30-7:30pm Opening Ceremony Ice Show

7:30-11:00pm Double Rink Open Skate

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Main Street Lakewood Receives Grant Award

Main Street Lakewood has been awarded a $23,175 grant by Heritage Ohio for a comprehensive signage and wayfinding design package for the downtown district. This project is an outgrowth of the much larger community-based Detroit Avenue Streetscape Plan funded by a $75,000 grant award from NOACA completed in December of 2007.

Main Street Lakewood, a program of Lakewood Community Progress Inc (LCPI) whose mission is to revitalize downtown Lakewood, is working collaboratively with the City of Lakewood, which will match the Heritage Ohio grant award over an 18-month period.

"We congratulate LCPI in securing the initial funding for design solutions to downtown Lakewood's signage, wayfinding and place-making needs," said Mayor Edward FitzGerald. "The grant award makes maximum use of limited resources, and allows us to continue to take incremental steps towards implementing the Detroit Streetscape Plan."

Studio Graphique, the widely acclaimed brand development consultancy and environmental graphic design firm, has been retained by LCPI to assist in the project. Rachel Downey, principal and creative director, stated, "Studio Graphique is excited to help provide Lakewood with identity and wayfinding consulting and to be a part of the Detroit Streetscape Plan. Projects like this strengthen the appeal of northeast Ohio neighborhoods and give them a chance to express their authenticity while helping visitors navigate these older, complex neighborhoods with ease."

Main Street Lakewood and Studio Graphique will host a community meeting to gather input on the project:

Thursday, October 2
7:00 p.m.
Lakewood Public Library Auditorium

All Lakewood residents and business owners are encouraged to attend.

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Leadership Speaker Series - St. Edward

7:00 p.m.
St. Edward High School

Dave Abbott - Exec. Dir. of the Gund Foundation
Joe Roman - President of the Greater Cleveland Partnership
Peter Lawson Jones - Cuyahoga County Commissioner

Dennis Roche - President of Positively Cleveland

This first of three Leadership Speaker programs will discuss issues related to business development, regional government and foundation support.

Topics will include projects such as the Medical Mart and Convention Center, issues including regionalization and cooperation among various government groups, and innovative
funding and collaboration between foundation, business, government and civic groups.

Tickets may be purchased online
or you can call 216-221-3776 ext. 228

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Miles of Aisles for Milk? Not Here.

By ANDREW MARTIN (ny times)
After years of building bigger grocery stores, retailers are experimenting with radically smaller ones.

Read NY Times Article

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