To the Editor - The Press

Mayor’s Column for April 13, 2016

We all share a common goal, improving the quality of our lives. Experts have proven that one way of accomplishing that is to make better health choices. University Hospitals Avon Health Center is sponsoring a community challenge between the cities of Avon and Avon Lake and the objective is wellness for the residents of both communities. If you are a resident at least 15 years of age or work in one of the two cities you are eligible to participate.

Registration has already begun and this is an opportunity for you to sign up for an initial wellness assessment in the next few weeks. The cost is $15 for a confidential initial assessment, a T-shirt and complimentary use of the Health Campus recreation center one day per week. Avon will use the facility free of charge on Wednesdays and Avon Lake residents will have Thursdays to shape up. The competition runs from May 21 until August 13. Twelve weeks of fun. Mayor Jensen and I have already signed up and we hope to lead both communities to better health and slimmer waistlines. Call 440-988-6801 or go to the website for more information.        

Most residents of the Cottage District (some still call it Stop 45) will see the replacement of their natural gas lines in about six weeks. Those residents affected have already received a notice in the mail explaining the project. Please attend a scheduled meeting on April 19 at 7:00 PM at Learwood Middle School cafeteria. More details.

Check out the 4th Annual North Coast Business Expo which will be held on April 28th from 3:00 – 5:30 PM at Avon Lake Towne Center Main Street, 500 Community Drive. There will be approximately 50 vendors with drawings to enter and some free goodies to sample. The public is welcome. Come join us and learn about local businesses ready to serve you.

A shout out to Avon Lake Middle School student Rachel Mueller who will be representing our city and the region in the 89th annual Scripps Spelling Bee Competition in May. She earned the trip to Washington D.C. by correctly spelling the word “threptic”. Rachel’s adviser is Emily Lee, her seventh grade language arts teacher. Best wishes to Rachel and her family as she competes in Washington on May 23-25.


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