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FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio – Members of American Legion Post 738, 19311 Lorain Road Fairview Park, will have a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony on December 7 at The Post, 19311 Lorain Road, Fairview Park.

The brief ceremony will begin at 7.45 a.m. A minute of silence at 7.55 am will recall the time at which the attack began at Pearl Harbor in 1941. The morning colors will be displayed and the American flag will be half-masted. The 738 Color Guard station will provide a 21-gun salute.

American Legion Post officers, and any city officials who wish, will speak about the importance of remembering the lives lost on the “Date that will live in infamy.” This phrase was part of the speech to Congress by then President Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 8, 1941, when he called for a declaration of war, beginning the United States’ involvement in World War II. global. The ceremony will end with a prayer offered by the chaplain.

All are invited and encouraged to attend and join in a solemn commemoration of the lives lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Living nativity scene: Lutheran Church of the Ascension invites the community to get into the Christmas spirit by participating in the Church’s Third Annual Manger from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 10 at Church Grounds, 28081 Lorain Road, North Olmsted.

Again, the event will once again be a drive-thru program, with an option to stop to pet farm animals.

Drivers are asked to enter the church parking lot from the entrance driveway, where they will be greeted by a volunteer. Visitors will receive information asking them to tune into the church’s 90.5 FM radio station, where they will hear music and a recording of the Christmas story. Instructions will also be given for those who want to use the petting zoo. A voluntary donation will be made for the Wild Hooves Farm Animal Rescue & Petting Zoo.

Reverend Joshua Ulm, Pastor of Ascension, also invites the community to attend Sunday services at 9.45 a.m. in the church sanctuary.

There will also be midweek Advent services at noon and 7 p.m. on Wednesdays starting December 1. All services are also available on the Ascension Facebook site.

On the second Saturday of each month, Ascension offers a free pancake breakfast for the community from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. The next event will take place on December 11.

Garbage cans and treasures: Olmsted Historical Society will have a trash and treasure sale with new items from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 4 at the Frostville Museum School, 24101 Cedar Point Road, North Olmsted.

Buyers are urged to respect social distancing and masks are recommended.

Access to Frostville is via Columbia Road to Cedar Point Road or Lewis Road.

Anyone wishing to bring in items for the trash and treasure sale should contact Bob Lamb at 440-292-7822 to arrange an appointment with the merchandise in Frostville.

Illuminate Lakewood: Don’t forget the Light Up Lakewood celebration from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 4 along Detroit Avenue in downtown Lakewood. Light up Lakewood 2021 is brought to you by LakewoodAlive and sponsored by First Federal Lakewood.

The event includes a holiday street festival with specials at local businesses, the Cleveland Metroparks’ NatureTracks, Siberian huskies, beer garden, foodtrucks, live entertainment, Light Up Lakewood Royalty Bursary Ceremony, Santa, Grinch and Buddy the Elf visits, Christmas Parade, Ceremony ignition and fireworks.

For the official calendar of events for Light Up Lakewood 2021, visit

North Olmsted Noel: Springvale Golf Course to be the venue for 2021 North Olmsted Christmas, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on December 5. The festivities will take place both indoors and outdoors. Many family activities will be offered.

The Oxcart Pantry will accept donations of non-perishable desserts for their holiday distribution.

Local gifts: Those who enjoy local history might be interested in purchasing the 2022 calendar from the West Park Historical Society. The calendar features historic photos taken in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland, which was a separate community until residents voted to merge with Cleveland in 1923. Calendars can be purchased for $ 20 at Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Ave., West Park and K&K Portage Market, 3364 Warren Road, West Park.

Puritas Nursery also has other publications on West Park.

Celebrate the season: Development of the West Park Kamm district will have its annual fundraiser from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 2 at the patio at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Ave., West Park.

Tickets are $ 65, which includes three tickets for a drink and a commemorative mug. There will also be a 50/50 draw and basket draws.

For more information, call 216-252-6559, ext. 1100.

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