Annual We Do Care Ceremony and Parade to Take Place on Memorial Day
May 23, 2013 -- The Fairview Park community is finalizing preparations for the annual recognition events that will be held on Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day. The morning begins at 8:00 AM in the rotunda of Fairview Park City Hall, 20777 Lorain Road, where We Do Care will hold its yearly observance. The guest speaker for this event is Lt. Colonel Pete McAleer of the United States Marine Corp.
Following the We Do Care ceremony, at approximately 9:00 AM, the annual Memorial Day parade will step off from Corrigan DiCicco Funeral Home, located across from City Hall at the intersection of Lorain Road and W. 208th Street. The procession will be led by the American Legion Post 738 Color Guard, who will guide those in attendance to the Fairview Park Cemetery. The Legion will conduct a ceremony at the ceremony to honor all veterans.
An open house at the American Legion Post 738 Hall, 19311 Lorain Road, will follow the ceremony at the cemetery. All are welcome to come enjoy an old-fashioned cookout.
Garden Club Accepting Nominations for Beautiful Properties in Fairview Park
May 15, 2013 -- The Fairview Park Garden Club is seeking nominations for beautiful gardens to be the recipient of the Garden Club's annual Showcase Garden Award. Every two weeks during the months of May through September, the Garden Club will award two properties with a Showcase Garden Award. The properties can be either residential or commercial. The property nominated can be your own, a neighbor's, or a property you have always admired.
Judging will be based on landscaping, design, functionality, aesthetics, and overall property maintenance. A sign will be placed on the property recognizing the owner's achievement and a photo of the property will appear on the website of both the Garden Club and the City. If you would like to submit a nomination, print and complete the following form. Submission instructions are included on the nomination form.
Showcase Garden Award Nomination Form
“Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.”
- Clare Ansberry
2013 Hydrant Flushing Begins May 1
April 29, 2013 -- The annual inspection and flushing of fire hydrants done by the Fairview Park Fire Department will commence on May 1, 2013, and continue until all hydrants have been flushed. Hydrant flushing can and usually does cause a temporary condition of rusty water. All residents are cautioned to check their water supply, especially before using automatic washing machines. If you have a rusty water supply, run your cold water faucets until the condition clears.
Fairview Park Community Garden Plots Available
April 4, 2013 -- Have you ever wanted to grow your own vegetables, but don't have a yard or your yard is too shaded? Have you ever considered gardening at the Fairview Park Community Garden?
The Fairview Park Community Garden was started in 2009 by a group of Fairview Park residents and is located on Maple Drive between West 227th and 229th Streets, just north of I-480. Forty-four (44) individual garden plots are available for Fairview Park residents to reserve and garden at a cost of $25 per year. Gardeners chose what they wish to plant. The Community Garden is 100 percent organic and, in addition to the garden plots, has expanded to include a few fruit trees, blueberry bushes, and perennial herb and vegetable areas. With the help of numerous volunteers and Eagle Scout projects we have built a fence, compost bins, frames around plots, and a shed.
If you are interest in reserving a garden plot or have questions about the Community Garden, contact Amy Brennan at 440-655-1021 or email@example.com.