Thursday, May 16, 2013
Every week, Mentor Patch will feature a different local directory listing. We encourage readers to submit reviews or comments about the business or organization. If you are the owner or manager, we invite you to claim the listing as your own.
Many of you may not know this, but there are descriptions and photos of nearly 500 businesses and organizations on Mentor Patch. Under the Directory heading at the top of our home page, you will find everything you need to know about restaurants, stores, civic organizations, churches and numerous other locations around Mentor. Mentor Patch will feature a different listing every week. We encourage readers to submit reviews or comments; if you are the owner or manager of the business or group, we invite you to claim the listing as your own. In the Spotlight today: Stylize Hair Design & Nails
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Share your best tips and tricks for living the green life here in Mentor.
We're looking for all the great ways Mentor natives are working to preserve and protect the Earth. From composting to creative recycling, we want to hear what you do to minimize your carbon footprint, reduce waste, and just live a greener lifestyle. Please tell us in the comments below or upload a picture!
The camps feature two 2-hour sessions and comprehensive teaching; participants receive two free tickets, walk in on-field parade
Batter up, kids! The Cleveland Indians is offering a summer camp for children ages 6-14 in eight area suburbs, including Mentor. Each camp cosists of two 2-hour sessions and will take a comprehensive approach to teaching the game of baseball. Summer Camp instructors will focus on throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and base running, according to a prepared statement. At the completion of the second day of camp, each child will receive a fair evaluation and additional advice on how to improve their game. “Indians Summer Camps provide us an opportunity to teach the fundamentals of the great game of baseball to Cleveland-area youth, and more importantly to foster an appreciation for and attachment to the game and the Tribe. We feel these …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Andrew Brackman pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and was sentenced on May 6.
A man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on May 6, after pleading guilty in April to raping a 12-year-old boy, according to The News-Herald. At the time the rapes occurred, 55-year-old Andrew Brackman was living in a motel in Mentor. Brackman is from Painesville but he befriended the boy while living in the city, prosecutors said. The judge agreed to the sentence requested by prosecutors because Brackman "has shown remorse" for his actions, reports The News-Herald. READ THE FULL STORY HERE
Monday, May 6, 2013
Gerald Stark was killed in the crash Sunday morning, according to our partners at WEWS News Channel 5.
A 70-year-old Mentor man died Sunday morning in a motorcycle crash, according to our partners at WEWS News Channel 5. The crash happened around 10:50 a.m. on State Route 45 near Dodgeville Road, according to Ohio State Highway Troopers. Gerald L. Stark, 70, lost control of his Harley Davidson motorcycle, which then slid left of center striking a vehicle in the northbound lanes. Stark died at the scene. No other information was released. Troopers said the investigation is ongoing.
Check out the top 10 rated restaurants based on the Yelp! reviews.
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and condemning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Ever wondered if a restaurant is good or bad? Yelp! can be a good indicator of whether that restaurant is worth your time or money. Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 restaurants in Mentor: Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Comment here, and be sure to review your favorite restaurants on the Mentor Patch directory page.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
All the tools you need to start composting, plus where to get free or low-cost compost for your garden.
If composting is an activity on your list of ways to live greener, here's a how to get started in Mentor. Emily Bishton, a designer of sustainable landscapes and an environmental educator for children and adults, says, "Home composting is a fun and easy way to make fabulous and free soil amendments to make all the plants in your garden healthier," Bishton says. "It also eliminates the carbon emissions that are needed to truck your food and yard waste to composting facilities, truck the finished compost back to a retail outlet, and then to your home.” Collecting Kitchen Compost Composting starts in the kitchen. First, you'll want to set up a system for catching compostable materials during your meal and snack clean up process. These include…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The city will purchase 20 large banners recognizing the boy's basketball team
Mentor residents and visitors will soon be reminded of the 2013 boys basketball championship each time they enter city limits. City Manager Ken Filipiak said the city is in the process of ordering 20 banners recognizing the basketball team's Division I state championship. Marketing and community relations director Kathie Pohl will purchase 30-inch-by-60-inch banners from a to-be-named vendor that will let people know they are entering the home of champion Cardinals. Filipiak said the signs would be installed at entry points, in front of Mentor High School and at "key locations around town." The city manager said more permanent signs would also be developed and installed at select entry points. The art will soon be available for citizens to…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Passover begins March 25.
It’s almost time to break out the matzo. Passover arrives on March 25 this year, when Jews across the world will come together to retell the Exodus story over four cups of wine (or grape juice for those who can't indulge), and of course, a large, festive feast. Passover Traditions As the story goes, during their flight from slavery, the Jews did not have enough time for their dough to rise, resulting in a flaky cracker that is eaten instead of bread for a full week during Passover. The diet changes go beyond bread, however, and depend on family tradition. As a general rule, just look for the “Kosher for Passover” label, which thankfully spreads to more products year after year. Prior to the holiday, Jews clean their homes and get rid of …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Melt Challenge will be featured on Food Paradise at 10 p.m. Wednesday
Melt Bar & Grilled will be featured on the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” at 10 p.m. today. “Food Paradise” is an occasional Travel Channel special that looks into the biggest, best and all-around most spectacular items of note in a particular food category. The March 6 episode is titled “Cheese” and will pay homage to The Melt Challenge, an enormous grilled cheese sandwich that features 13 different cheeses, three slices of grilled bread and a pile of fries and slaw. All totaled, it equals more than five pounds of food. Those who can eat the entire challenge without help or trips to the bathroom are inducted into the Melt Challenge Hall of Fame. They also receive a free Melt T-shirt and pint glass. The upcoming “Food Paradise” episode…