Santa arrives for Annual Holiday Lighting and Party Dec. 10

photo credit Mike Arney

Sheffield Lake will get a bit merrier and bright when Santa Clause visits the city at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, to pull the switch that lights the Christmas tree and area around Joyce Hanks Community Center, 4575 Lake Road.

Santa will leave his reindeer at the North Pole to rest up for their big night, so the city’s safety forces will again provide him a ride to the center with flashers flashing and sirens blaring. His arrival has always drawn delight from the children and parents awaiting his arrival.

After the brief lighting ceremony at the gazebo behind the center, Santa will escort families inside for a party that runs to 7 p.m. He will visit with kids, and parents will be able to capture a photo of their kids presenting their lists to him.

Hot cocoa will be served up by the Monday Morning Senior Group, headed by Councilwoman Rosa Gee.

Kids can try their skill at cookie decorating and also try their hand at craft projects. Domonkas Library staff and teaching staff from the city’s Summer Arts Program will have plenty of craft activities to do. Best of all, crafts can be taken home to enjoy over and over all holiday season. Students from Brookside HS National Honor Society have volunteered to assist at the party.

The event happens rain, snow or shine. Ho-ho-hope to see you and your family there!

Walleye tourney organizers hook anglers with Smokehouse contest October 1

Brian Zarembsky and Craig Lewis have a novel way to hook anglers into signing up for Walleye Slam – and it’s smokin’ hot.

Craig Lewis loves fishing. The owner of Sheffield Lake’s popular Erie Outfitters on Lake Road loves it so much that he devotes hours of his free time putting on Walleye Slam to give fishermen, women and kids from across Ohio and dozens of states a chance to visit his hometown and Lake Erie. As a bonus, they can take home some great prizes if they catch a winning fish.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, two weeks before the official start of this Fall’s Slam, he’s organized a sign up party to reel in participants and he is using some unusual bait – smoked foods for an event called King of the Smokehouse.

Lewis is busy recruiting teams who will provide at least ten pounds of finished smoked product. Could be ribs, pork, beef or poultry. He says some teams may be cooking up surprise entries, but did not want to reveal their secrets in order to lure in the curious.

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VFW Hosts Annual Memorial Day Event

VFW Post 6868 will hold its annual Memorial Day event Monday, May 31. A brief program begins at 11 a.m. Post Commander Dennis Vollick will speak about those who gave their lives for this country. Following the program, residents are invited to join members inside the club. Food is provided. The event is free and all are welcome. The post is located at 577 Harris Road.

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Garbage Pickup Delayed

Due to the forecasted snowfall, garbage pickup scheduled for Tuesday February 16, 2021 will be delayed to Wednesday February 17, 2021. Questions can be directed to Republic Services @ 440-458-5191.

CPR Classes with the Fire Department

The Sheffield Lake Fire Department will be conducting citizens CPR classes on 4/24/2019 and 10/23/2019 at 6PM at the Joyce Hanks Community Civic Center. (Only one course is required). The cost is free to all Sheffield Lake Residents. The course will provide all attendees with training in Adult and Pediatric CPR and rescue breathing as well as how to use an AED (Automatic Defribrillator).

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All residents and businesses of Sheffield Lake are invited to enter the city’s 1st Annual Halloween Display Contest. Displays can include just about anything—lights, fog machines, electronics, folk art, decorations of all sorts—so long as they are visible from the street, are appropriate for neighbors and children to see, and comply with Sheffield Lake City laws and codes. Continue reading

Hydrant Flushing Program

The Sheffield Lake Fire Department will begin our hydrant flushing program. Beginning the week of May 11, 2015 at Mariners Watch and moving east throughout the city. Continue reading