North Ridgeville, Ohio
A new gym will be opening soon in North Ridgeville and the owners are just thrilled. The new interactive-style gym concept is one of only six in the country. It’s huge in Europe and slowly making its way to the United States.
Glow Fitness Studio, 39245 Center Ridge Road, officially opens at 10 a.m. on October 8 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Come check it out. Light refreshments and gifts will also be part of the celebration.
“So we’re putting CLE on the fitness map,” co-owner Steve Beckett said in an email. “My wife, Jessica, was introduced to this type of gym in Nashville with her aunt. She fell in love with the concept and we decided to open one here in northeast Ohio. Our gym is unique in that it is completely interactive for users. It has something for all fitness levels, from young kids to silver sneakers, and everything in between. It can also be adapted for disabled users up to sports teams.
Beckett noted that the gym is not a franchise gym. You also won’t find any treadmills, rowing machines, bikes, or weight-training equipment at the studio. These are all high-intensity interval training (HIIT) style classes done in a circuit. Classes are small with only 16 places available for each session. Keeping classes small helps the trainer be able to give more individualized attention and help develop a sense of community. Glow Fitness Studio is a unique and innovative experience in which the room itself becomes the trainer with its interactive floors and walls, motivating music, fun lighting and stunning projections.
“We own them, but we’re looking at opening several of these gyms in the Cleveland area,” he said. “We would like to continue to open them all over Ohio and bring this great fitness tool to as many people as possible. Two families own the business. My wife and I, along with Jon and Brittany Brookbank. We are all residents of North Ridgeville and have been friends/neighbours for about five years.
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Opening of the restaurant: The grand opening of Raising Cane’s, 35545 Chester Road, is September 27. For more information about the chicken restaurant, go to Raisingcanes.com.
Republican Club Breakfast: The Friends of the Republican Club of Avon-Avon Lake Breakfast takes place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on October 5 at the Sugar Creek Restaurant, 5196 Detroit Road, Sheffield. Ron Kaminski will present “The Politics of Climate Change in America”. Guests are welcome and all participants are responsible for their meals.
Cahoon House is now open: It has been nearly five years since the city began talks to purchase and renovate the historic Wilbur Cahoon Home, 2940 Stoney Ridge Road. In June 2019, the city council passed a deal to purchase the home for $200,000 from Jean A. Fischer, trustee of the Jean A. Fischer Family Revocable Living Trust. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since then, it was decided that the house would become a museum to represent not only the Cahoon family, but also the many families who began coming to Avon in the 1800s. These included household names from Avon, such as Alten, Casper, DeChant, Jameson, Miller, Moon, Nagel, Norton-Townsend, Pickering, Riegelsberger and Schwartz.
The city’s business development consultant, Sheri Seroka, worked tirelessly to collect artifacts from some of these important founding families that were part of Avon’s heritage. Every room in the house is now furnished as it would have been in the 1800s.
Last April, a special groundbreaking ceremony was held for the public to come and visit the house with the aim that one day the house will be open regularly for everyone to enjoy, as well as for future school outings to that Avon students can see history within the community.
City officials recently announced that the house is now open to the public for tours on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m.; and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (times are subject to change). Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Nicole Rambo-Ackerman at 440-937-7823.
Upcoming laser hair removal salon: Founded in 2012 by two board-certified physicians, Milan Laser comes to Avon in the space formerly occupied by Fresh Planet, 35925 Detroit Road. According to information posted on the Milan Laser website, all treatments are performed using FDA-approved lasers and are tailored to your skin type and hair color. Other Cleveland area locations include Lyndhurst and Rocky River. For more information, visit milanlaser.com.
Republican Club Meeting: Join other Republicans at the new Charter School and Voter Integrity Night at 7 p.m. on October 13 at Father Ragan Knights of Columbus Hall, 1783 Moore Road. Speakers include Liz Griffiths on the new Hillsdale College-affiliated charter school with teacher-led classrooms and an American Classical Curriculum. Marilyn Jacobcik of the Lorain County Board of Elections will discuss voter integrity issues in the county. The cost is $5 for guests.
Opening of the pet shop: North Ridgeville resident Taylor Ruddy started his one-of-a-kind online resin dog tag business in 2017. Since then, the business has grown and he recently opened a small boutique, Moose and Lulu’s , at 690 Avon Belden Road (near Salad KraZe). Named after her two puppies, Moose and Lulu, the majority of the shop is for storage and crafting. According to Ruddy, a small shop out front offers more than 15 flavors of dog treats and more than 80 of his best-selling dog tags. For more information, follow Instagram @mooseandlulus or visit mooseandlulus.com to view a variety of articles.
Stitch Niche Program: Knitting and/or crochet enthusiasts (all skill levels) can bring their projects to the Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd., and enjoy the company of other sewing enthusiasts at 7 p.m. on October 10 . The presenter, Valerie Dillard, will also be available to answer questions and offer assistance. To register, go to alpl.org/programs
Weiss Field Trail Update: Residents now have more walking trail options in the city, as new trails are open at Weiss Field that meander through much of the park’s approximately 79 acres.
According to city information, the project began, in part, thanks to resident Kathleen Satullo, who built the original bridge over the trails that has become a popular route for walkers to cross the creek. The bridge was well constructed, but could not support multiple walkers at the same time.
Several walkers also reported that the trail conditions were very difficult. At the same time, there was excess mulch that needed to be removed from the property at Public Works. Mulch was what the mulching crew had collected from curbs throughout the year in the city. The Weiss Field walking paths were an ideal home for the excess mulch. Crews began clearing fallen trees and the overgrowth of existing trails.
After the trails were cleared, the public works department began designing the trails, repairing the bridge, and creating a small wildflower garden.
“I couldn’t have been prouder to work with such a great team,” Darwin Ward, deputy director of public works, said in a post on the city’s website. “We are still working on the trails, but I have been told that if we did all the trails, it would take about an hour and a half.”
New piping installation: Work is expected to be complete in a few weeks on the installation of approximately 450 feet of new plastic pipe by Columbia Gas on Stoney Ridge Road near the intersection of Mills Road and Avalon Drive. Please exercise caution when driving in the area and expect delays.
Fall festival: The Department of Parks and Recreation’s annual Fall Fest takes place from 4-6 p.m. on October 8 at South Central Park, 7565 Avon Belden Road. Family-friendly activities include games, food vendors, pumpkin and face painting, balloon animals, pumpkin bowling, a photo booth, and hay rides (weather permitting). Arrive early as a limited number of pumpkins are available.
LCCC Fall Festival: If you’re still looking for more family-friendly fall activities, Lorain County Community College University Partnership Ridge Campus, 32121 Lorain Road, is hosting a Fall Festival from 4-7 p.m. on October 13. The free event is open to the community and includes games. , costumes, caricatures, raffles, food and more. Registration is encouraged, but not required. To register, go to lorainccc.edu/fallfest.
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