Wednesday, April 17, 2013
About 100 runners and supporters from the area paid tribute to those affected by the tragedy in Boston
Some walked, others ran, but every person came to Mentor High School Tuesday night to honor Boston. About 100 runners from Mentor and beyond attended a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the three lives and 170-plus injures that followed explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The staff at Second Sole in Mentor organized the event Tuesday after an employee read that the Boston Athletic Association was encouraging groups across the country to pay tribute to the victims by lighting candles, saying prayers and running a mile. Store owner Bill Dennison quickly got approval from Mentor Schools to hold the event. "I just think, as a running community, this is awesome," said Dennison, who is also a track and field coach at Mentor…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Check out all of the fun stuff happening in and around Mentor this week
1. IT'S BETTER IN MENTOR FESTIVAL Where/When: Civic Center Park & Mentor High School; Friday, Saturday & Sunday Why Go: The It's Better In Mentor Festival returns to the city for its 35th year this weekend. The festivities include rides, games, food, clowns, a parade, music, ballroom dancing, a pair of pancake breakfasts, a karate demonstration, a 5-mile run and and so much more. But you want to know about the parade, right? The parade steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday from Shore Middle School on Hopkins Road and continues south to Civic Center Boulevard. This year's them is "35 Years of Fun." Click here for a full schedule of events. Pricing: Free 2. GANDER MOUNTAIN WATERFOWL HUNTING SEMINAR Where/When: Mentor Public Library main branch, 6…
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Second Sole sprinted ahead of the competition
Second Sole is clearly first in your hearts. The running store ran away with this Readers' Choice poll, which asked what your favorite sporting goods store in Mentor is. Second Sole received three times as many votes as the second-place store, Dick's Sporting Goods. (To be fair, I should mention that Gander Mountain only trailed Dick's by a single vote.) The other nominees were: Thank you to everyone who voted for or nominated a store.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The nominations are in and it's time to vote
With the return of warm weather upon us -- and the subsequent return to the golf course, running trail etc. -- this week's Readers' Choice poll focuses on Mentor's sporting goods stores. What is your favorite sporting goods store? The nominees are: People can vote on our poll until 5 p.m. Friday and the winner will be announced Saturday. In judging, we'll consider comments, poll votes and reviews in Patch Places, our complete directory of local businesses. Be sure to check out our contest rules in the PDF at right. Voting results posted in real time shall not be deemed official until Patch has reviewed and confirmed all of the votes.