Mayor Gorden

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Jun 16

Reserve your Spot for the 2017 Beachwood House & Garden Tour

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM by Mayor Merle S. Gorden

Family Fun Day 07 072Every two years, our friends at the Beachwood Historical Society put together a tour featuring a small collection of some of the most interesting properties and spaces in Beachwood.  Most of these places are private property that you may not otherwise have the opportunity to see.

I have seen the coveted 2017 Beachwood House & Garden Tour list and I assure you this is one you won’t want to miss. A few highlights include breathtaking gardens, a stunning lake house, a nationally renowned golf club and a charming home built by Cleveland’s infamous Van Sweringen brothers. Tour guests will also get to see a bee colony with fresh honey available for purchase.

A full tour listing will be provided on the day of the event— Sunday, June 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. The tour will start at Beachwood City Hall, 25325 Fairmount Blvd.

At just $15 per person, this is a Beachwood experience you don’t want to miss. In addition to the sight-seeing opportunities, guests will enjoy some treats along the way.

Reserve your spot for an inside look at some of Beachwood’s most magnificent spaces.  Advanced reservations are required at beachwoodohio.com. Proceeds benefit the Beachwood Historical Society.

 

Jun 13

Beachwood Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight with the Cleveland T.O.P.S. Swing Band

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 1:36 PM by Mayor Merle S. Gorden

Beachwood Summer ConcertsThe Beachwood Summer Concert Series is back! The popular Cleveland T.O.P.S. Swing Band will perform tonight, Tuesday, June 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. outside at the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center.  This concert is free and open to the public, as are all of our summer concerts. We’re anticipating a beautiful evening, but in the event of inclement weather, the band will perform inside the Beachwood Community Center.

The Beachwood Summer Concert Series will hold performances every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., through June and July. Tuesday concerts are held outside at the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center and feature a variety of swing, rock and pop music. Guests can take advantage of our concession stand which offers many dinner options as well as popcorn and ice cream. Thursday concerts are held inside the Beachwood Community Center and feature classical genres.

The Beachwood Summer Concert Series offers something to please every age and musical preference.  Nothing beats live music on a nice summer evening.  Come out and join neighbors and friends for this fun, free entertainment.
May 24

Memorial Day Weekend: Field of Flags, Mulch and Beachwood Family Aquatic Center

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:14 PM by Mayor Merle S. Gorden

Flag_17The warm weather has arrived, flowers have bloomed, school is almost out and the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center is preparing to open. As we approach Memorial Day weekend, here a few things to note:

Flag on Display
You may notice as you drive down Richmond Road that a gigantic, 1800 square foot American flag is on display on the lawn in front of City Hall. This flag is part of our annual tribute to honor the soldiers who have lost their lives in service to our country. Please feel free to stop and park at City Hall to get a closer view and pay honor to those who have paid the ultimate price to preserve our freedom.

Mulch Available for Resident
As you continue your spring clean-up and prepare for guests over the holiday weekend, please remember the City offers mulch for residents for $2 per bag. Our Service Department produces this organic mulch from double shredding brush that has been collected throughout the community. The mulch is made in Beachwood’s own composting facility. Mulch can be purchased at the Service Department, 23355 Mercantile Road. Stop by Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Please bring proof of residency.

Family Aquatic Center Opens
I hope many of you join us for opening day at Beachwood Family Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 27. The facility will be open for the holiday weekend on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The full season runs daily from June 3 through August 15 and on weekends through September 4. Residents, if you haven’t purchased your memberships you can now do so in the Community Services Office at City Hall or at the Aquatic Center when open this weekend.   Don't forget your proof of residency.

I hope everyone has a safe, fun and relaxing Holiday weekend.