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Willoughby-Eastlake Schools hosts downsized ceremonies

Graduation is called “commencement” as it’s both an ending and a beginning. The ceremony marks the sending off of our students to go make their mark in the world and break free from the cocoon we’ve provided for them. The experience is truly a once-in-a-lifetime milestone. Along with their families, students have been waiting many years...

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Lake Metroparks reveals the best spots to get a bird’s eye view

Heralded by World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 9, this month provides one of nature’s finest marvels—the return of migratory birds to Ohio. After spending winter in Central and South America, our feathered friends will travel as many as 600 miles per day during their annual trek home to their nesting grounds. To prepare for the...

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Distance learning has taken on many different forms

For the 7,660 students in Mentor Schools, online distance learning began the week after spring break on Tuesday, March 24. Although it might have been a shock for some families, the teachers and administration of one of the largest districts in the state had been preparing for some time and swung swiftly into action. “We are blessed to have...

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Willoughby-Eastlake Schools steps up during a crisis

In the galvanizing wake of Covid-19, the top three hashtags popping up on Instagram have been #allinthistogether, #wegotthis and #helpingothers. In this brave spirit of cohesiveness and selflessness, we are all rising to the occasion. Last month when the need spiked for protective equipment for those medical workers on the frontlines at...

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Lake Metroparks offers an unrestricted opportunity to cozy up to the beauty of nature

Is there anything more wondrous than spying that first violet-tinged crocus or lemony daffodil popping up through the cold, hard earth? The first brilliant wildflowers of springtime—with their majestic shapes and kaleidoscope of colors—are at last upon us. Mimi thought it was high time to take them in, so she caught up with...

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