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Jun 13

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: June 13 Edition

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 2:31 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Happy Father’s Day weekend to you and yours! Let’s start with some good news before delving into this week’s upcoming events…

“There’s more optimism and excitement in the research community today toward Alzheimer’s disease than ever before,” said Keith Fargo, national director of scientific programs and outreach at the Alzheimer’s Association. Read more of this article (and be happy that the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is here in Beachwood).

If you didn’t get your kids into a summer-camp program and are now bemoaning that fact, call or text the 2 Tone Boxing Club at 216-600-0688. Located at 23307 Commerce Park, their day camps will help your child learn not only boxing, but discipline and self-reliance. (They are also a Rock Steady Boxing affiliate, which helps people with Parkinson’s Disease control symptoms and slow its progression.)

Another outstanding Beachwood summer camp menu is offered by Snapology (3365 Richmond Rd., Suite 238), featuring robotics, engineering, and more

Friday, June 14
JOIN THE UPPERCLASSMEN on Thursday, July 18 for a day trip to the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair & enjoy work from over 1,000 artists and also spectacular street performers. This trip is only $52 residents/$55 non-residents and the deadline to sign up is this Monday; if you want to take a great trip, hop on board today! 

Saturday, June 15
The Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library will show you how to borrow free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and more with Drop In & Download. Bring your device and passwords and say bye-bye to pesky late fees. Registration is not required. Then, stay for the American Red Cross blood drive – make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Sunday, June 16

The Maltz Museum is celebrating Father’s Day with a special $5 all day general admission (free admission for members & kids under age 5) plus two viewings of  the HBO documentary “A Family is A Family is A Family,” about the many kinds of people and relationships that make up loving families. The film is free with admission but online pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, June 19 Job Fair at the DoubleTree by Hilton Beachwood: 3663 Park East Drive. Meet one-on-one with recruiters & hiring managers who are now hiring for immediate openings. Available positions range from entry level to management, in multiple industries. Free admission and parking. Pre-register online to attend.

Thursday, June 20

Let Food Be Thy Medicine with nutritionist Colleen Grossner, MS, RD, LD. Learn about the benefits of a plant-based, whole-foods diet. A great program  (7:00 - 8:00 PM) for people seeking a healthier lifestyle and also plant-based eaters looking for new ideas! Registration preferred. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beachwood Library. 

Friday, June 21

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Learn about The Best Medicine (Laughter and the Brain) with Ted Smith at the Menorah Park Center 4 Brain Health. This is Day 1 of a two-part program (Day 2 is June 28, same time). RSVP to Kathy at Free with RSVP!

Siegal Lifelong Learning hosts its monthly Eastside Conversations luncheon program today (June 21) at 25700 Science Park Dr., Suite 100 Beachwood, OH 44122. Michael P. Scharf, Dean of the CWRU Law School and the Joseph C. Hostetler – BakerHostetler Professor of Law will speak on the “Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons and the Changing Law of Humanitarian Intervention.” Call 216-368-2091 to register. ($21 member/$26 nonmember)


Register today for the Sunday, June 23 House and Garden Tour, sponsored by the Beachwood Historical Society and the Beachwood Arts Council. $15 per person grants you admission to the Van Sweringen English Tudor “Cottage” House, the LoPresti Civil War Home, the 1930s Torres Mansion, Canterbury Country Club (1:00-3:00 PM), plus desserts at The Gathering Place and more! This is a self-guided tour sponsored by the Beachwood Historical Society, the Beachwood Arts Council and the City of Beachwood. Register today for this wonderful afternoon of homes and gardens. 

SAFETY TOWN SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: If you have a child entering 6th through 12th grade who is interested in a valuable volunteer experience, have them complete a Safety Town volunteer application at the Community Services Dept., City Hall, 25325 Fairmount Blvd. Safety Town will be held July 29 – Aug. 2 at the Fairmount Early Childhood Education Center.

If you have planned an event or workshop in Beachwood, especially one that is free & open to the public, please email my office with the details for potential inclusion in this weekly blog post.

Thanks and again, Happy Father's Day!

Jun 07

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: June 7 Edition

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 11:16 AM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day in the City of Beachwood. Every day, 100 Americans are killed by gun violence. Typically each month at least 52 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner. On average there are nearly 13,00 gun homicides in the United States. I am proud to be a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. We should all renew our commitment to reduce gun violence and pledge to do all we can to keep firearms out of the wrong hands.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Beachwood is home to the Cleveland-area chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, which is preparing a massive awareness and fundraising program on June 21, the longest day of the year. Mark your calendars now to participate in a yoga class at Cleveland Yoga & Barre (3737 Park East Dr., Ste. 209) at 4:30 PM to benefit programs and research by the Alzheimer’s Association!

If you’re interested in learning more about your own memory, you may schedule a free assessment with the Menorah Park Center 4 Brain Health. To reserve an appointment, call Katherine Teague at 216-831-6500 ext. 193. They will assess your memory, share the results with you and make recommendations.

All Weekend
Visit the Art Gallery at the Beachwood Community Center to view Good Neighbors, a juried art exhibit by four Beachwood and four Shaker Heights artists. This is co-presented by the Beachwood Arts Council and the Shaker Arts Council. 

Father’s Day is next Sunday, June 16. Find the perfect gift for the instrumental men in your life at Beachwood Place! 

Saturday, June 8
Simply Healthy Snacking: Heinen’s Wellness Consultant presents the emerging trend of Plant-Based Eating. Learn numerous options available that provide your body with every nutrient you need: all from plants. This event will be held at the Beachwood branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Register online!

Reception for the Good Neighbors art show is tonight from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Free & open to the public.

Monday, June 10
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM: Mulch is back in-stock at the Public Works Department, but in a very limited supply. If your household hasn’t received its 12 bags, get your ID and a utility bill and hurry down to the Shipping & Receiving area at 23355 Mercantile Rd. Once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. Thanks to all for making this such a successful program!

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Reset for Retirees. Get ready to push your reset button and build your 3rd life from the ground up with certified life coach Anja Sassenberg-DeGeorgia. In this empowering class you will: Learn the On the Edge of Something Bigger practical process for retirees, Complete a personal reset and create a vision for an ideal next 90 days, Grow with others who also want to live an intentional life guided by their own unique definition of success. Register online for this Beachwood library program.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

The Beachwood Summer Concert Series begins! Outdoor concerts are Tuesdays at the BFAC; indoor concerts are Thursdays at the Beachwood Community Center. They both begin at 6:30 PM and go until 8:00 PM. On June 11, we’ve got outdoor music of the Rat Pack with Ronnie Fiorentino and on June 13, there is inside music of The American Songbook with Marshall Griffith, Dean Newton, and Barbara Knight.

Thursday, June 13
Beachwood Women’s Connection at Sipt Café. Dr. Nanci Miklowski, naturopathic doctor and owner of Cleveland Natural Health, will speak on Reducing Our Body Burden, helping us identify the most common causes of toxin/contaminant exposure. Sipt's owner, Carina Grenier, will be pouring samples of their fresh and healthy menu! Learn more & register online

Today's Eats & Meets food truck behind The Orlean Company from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM will feature Taste of Nawlins. Get your Cajun on at 23875 Commerce Park # 140. Brought to you by the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce & The Orlean Company.


Beachwood ladies: Register now for Rape Aggression Defense training, to be held June 24, 25, and 26 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Ages 16 and up are welcome. Call 216-292-1970 to register or learn more.

Sign up today to tour an original Van Sweringen Tudor Home on the House and Garden Tour sponsored by Beachwood Historical Society and the Beachwood Arts Council on Sunday, June 23 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.  $15 per person: nine wonderful places to explore!

Beachwood Outdoor Movie Nights
start at 5:00 PM at the Beachwood Community Center Parking Lot. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and Purchase dozens of flavors from the Crazy But True Popcorn Truck. These events are free & open to the community.

June 23                 Smallfoot

July 14                  Disney Christopher Robin

August 11            A Dog’s Way Home

Best wishes to you for a wonderful week/end ahead!

May 31

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: June 1 & Beyond...

Posted on May 31, 2019 at 3:36 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

It’s Block Party season! Contact my office for help with organizing and arranging for supplies and special guests for your 2019 Block Party.

All weekend:
Beachwood Schools are out of session until mid-August. Be careful driving around our neighborhoods as we’ll be seeing more kids outside during the day.

The City of Beachwood has redesigned its website – check out the results of our hard work at and please email me if you find any glitches.

June 1:
The Beachwood Family Aquatic Center (BFAC) begins its full season today – make a splash all summer long. (Also, like their page on Facebook!)

June 2:
Race for the Place, a 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk fundraiser to benefit The Gathering Place, is presented this morning at Beachwood Place by University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center on National Cancer Survivors Day.

A hearty Beachwood welcome to the Cleveland Ashtanga Collective, launching today at Shaker Dance Academy, 23440 Commerce Park, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. Ashtanga Yoga, a transformative practice that can be modified to fit any person regardless of ability, synchronizes a person’s breath with a series of postures to strengthen the body and calm the mind. Learn more at their Facebook page.


Tuesday, June 4:
Pop-Up Park Kick-off Party! Enjoy our newest Beachwood park, buy some pizza from the Sauced Pizza Truck (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM), and enjoy the ambiance of our beautiful al fresco facility! The park is located at the former Beachwood fire station on Fire Station Drive and Chagrin Blvd., across from the Huntington Bank at the Pavilion Mall.

The Maltz Museum’s Everyday Heroes Activity Center “offers children a way to explore the values of being everyday heroes through crafts, books, movement, and more.”  Included with general admission to the museum. 

Thursday, June 6:
EATS AND MEETS, a food-truck gathering from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the parking lot behind The Orlean Company at 23875 Commerce Park. Presented by the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce and The Orlean Company. This week’s 6/6 selections come to us from The Little Piggy and Donut Lab Cleveland.

Meet author Michael Dobbs, June 6 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. Dobbs is the author of the new book The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught In Between, which tells the powerful story of a group of German Jews desperately seeking American visas to escape Nazi Germany. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry. RSVP online at


Sunday, June 23: Join the Beachwood Historical Society & Beachwood Arts Council for the House and Garden Tour from 1:00 -4:00 PM. Visit for more info. $15 per person and this is open to the public.

REGISTER NOW for the upcoming UPPERCLASSMEN Day Trip: July 18: Spend an entire Thursday enjoying the greatly expanded Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the State Street Art Fair, the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair and the Ann Arbor South University Art Fair. With more than 1,000 artists and spectacular street performers, you are sure to have a fabulous day. Check The Upperclassmen for more information.