Thursday, November 15, 2012
Do you support a proposal to spend nearly $1 million for aesthetic improvements to the SOM Center Road railroad bridge? Take our poll!
City officials are considering a project to enhance the look of the railroad bridge in the center of town. The project, estimated to cost about $950,000, received an unanimous thumbs up by the safety committee and will be considered by the finance committee during budget planning for next year. Finance Committee Chairman Bill Mooney has questioned whether the project is a good way to spend taxpayer money. Former Solon Mayor Bob Paulson has also spoken out against the idea. Supporters say the project would be done in phases and is a key and final step to the city's master plan in the center of town. The plan is to reface the retaining walls beneath the bridge and create a sort-of false facade that would improve the look of the bridge but …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Take our poll and tell us who you think will win the regional final showdown between the Solon Comets and the Twinsburg Tigers.
Solon Comets versus the Twinsburg Tigers. Who ya got? The Comets and Tigers play at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Division One Girls Basketball Regional Final at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. The winning team will head to Columbus next week to play as one of the final four teams in the Division One state championship. Solon, coached by Trish Kruse, has a 22-3 record and gets its big plays from Kristen Confroy and Martha Thompson and Jaime Gluesing. They blew out Mentor, 85-33, on Tuesday to advance to the finals. The Tigers, coached by Julie Solis, are on the verge of their second-straight final four appearance, after winning the state title in 2011. Lead by University of Maryland recruit Malina Howard, the Tigers have a 22-3 (8-0) and have …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Take our poll and tell us if the tragedy with the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has you rethinking your vacation plans.
Many people every year enjoy a cruise vacation where nothing goes wrong and everything is perfect. But what you hear about are the disasters. Enter the Costa Concordia, an Italian cruise ship that ran a ground, causing a disaster that has left passengers dead and missing. It's impossible to miss the stunning pictures of that giant boat laying on its side off the coast of a Tuscan island. So we ask you: Does this disaster make you reconsider wether you would go on a cruise? Take our poll and tell us in the comments.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Patchers have shared lots of recipes from snacks to main dishes. Which would you most like to try?
Everyone has a favorite holiday treat whether it's Grandma's famous Christmas cookies, a traditional Hanukkah Sufganiot or a delicious creation you invented yourself. Patch editors and readers have shared some of their personal favorite recipes over the last week. Which one has a chance of making an appearance at your holiday party? Russian Tea Biscuits Submitted by Avon Patch Editor Melissa Hebert Russian tea cakes are the annual must-bake for me. They're a traditional cookie in my family. This recipe It makes about 4 dozen cookies. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sifted confectioner's sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 1/4 cup sifted flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts Directions: 1. Mix butter, sugar and vanilla …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
We want to hear from you about your favorite Turkey Day traditions
Thanksgiving is only a week away. A time to gather with family and friends, it is a holiday steep in family traditions throughout generations. Obviously some of these traditions are standard, and we want to hear what your family does, so make sure to take our Thanksgiving traditions poll. Does your family do something crazy or different for the holiday? Share it with us in our comments section.