How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?

The Fourth of July is truly an American Holiday. In 2015, the United States is celebrating its 239th birthday. Independence Day is usually associated with fireworks, parades, backyard barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies.

Some in North Royalton will start their Fourth of July by attending a church service. Others will prepare for that barbecue or picnic with family or friends. Those gatherings usually turn into all day and all night affairs. And with the Fourth of July on a Saturday this year, expect that ....

Oct 15, 2015

Garden sheds were target of recent crime spree

In mid-April someone was harvesting items out of a slew of garden sheds across town. On April 16 and 19, the garden sheds of eight different locations were broken into and mainly landscaping equipment was stolen. The list of locations is as follows: April 16: Boston Road, leaf blower Boston Road, weed whacker, lawn edger and leaf blower Boston Road, hand tools and leaf blower April 19: Royalwood Road, weed whacker and bike Lodge Drive, lawn mower Lodge Drive, lawn mower, snow blower, weed whacker, edger, grill Lodge Drive, snow blower Royalwood Road, lawnmower and weed whacker Al ....

Oct 15, 2015

Preparedness is key for CERT

With Spring upon us, the weather can turn from a lovely day to a treacherous day within a short amount of time. As with many potential disasters, preparation is key in overcoming the effects, or even surviving. The North Royalton CERT is no stranger to preparation, as the stronghold of the organization is to be prepared to assist with an emergency situation. The CERT members continued in their quest for ongoing preparedness with a training and equipment check exercise on Saturday morning, April 18. “This exercise/training/inspection is timed annually to prepare the NR CERT for the upcomin ....

Oct 15, 2015

New Playground is a Prayer Answered for Students

Students at St. Albert the Great are thrilled to have a brand new playground. Recess will be much more fun now with the new playground equipment that was dedicated on March 20. “For some of us this is a dream that seems to have come true relatively quickly. For some of us this is a dream that seems to have taken a few years to come true. For some others this is a dream that seems to have taken many years to come true. And yet for others this is a dream you thought would never be realized,” said Principal Ed Vittardi during the dedication. The creation of a playground has been in the work ....

Oct 15, 2015

Pairing Those Magical Mushrooms with the Perfect Wine

Mushrooms are everywhere. They are grown in every part of the world. Commercially, they are grown indoors, making them available all year round. They can be eaten raw or cooked, sauteed, baked, microwaved, grilled, or fried. They have a mild taste that intensifies when they are cooked. There are hundreds, upon hundreds of varieties. The most common varieties that you can find in local area groceries include button, shiitake, oyster, enoki, and portabella/crimini (same mushroom picked at different times).

The importance of mushrooms can be seen as much as 4500 years ago in the hierog ....

Oct 15, 2015