Minutes of the Avon Historical Society, 5-2-12

  • 6-23-12: Aunt Teak & Uncle Junque Avon's Citywide Yard Sale, June 23 & 24, 2012

  • 9-5-12: Dr. Charles E. Herdendorf will present "Adventures in Paradise: Exploration of French Polynesia from Captain Cook to Today"

  • 9-8-9--12: 2012 FALL INTO AVON SCHEDULE


    President Jack Smith called the May 2, 2012, meeting of the Avon Historical Society to order at 7 p.m. There were about 20 members and guests present.

    The minutes were approved as read with Ralph White making the motion and Jim S seconding.

    Treasurer Christine White said there was a balance of $5,326.19 in the checking account.

    Ralph presented a bill for acid free photo preservers for the Society.

    As a Landmark Preservation Commissioner, Ralph said that the group is working to create an application for demolition and other forms for the City web site. They are also creating a new paper application. He said Chairman Joe Richvalsky is looking for someone with Web design capabilities or graphic arts talent to volunteer time on this project.

    Jim S presented the slate of officers for the Society. He asked again for floor nominations. Susie Cory made the motion and Carol Smith seconded for the following: Jack Smith, President; Ralph White, Vice President, Christine White, Treasurer; and JoAnne Easterday, Secretary. The motion carried.

    For safety reasons, Jim asked that last names not be used in the Web- published minutes. Last names will continue to be used in the official minutes; but Jack will delete, if requested, the last name for the Web.

    Stan Hawryluk gave more details about the Sunday, July 8, 2012, field trip to Historic Lyme Village in Bellevue, Ohio. The Society will meet at 3450 Long Road to form car pools at 12:00 noon. He had brochures for people to read about the trip and what would be available.

    Stan proposed a future field trip to the near west side of Cleveland to the Midwest Railroad Preservation Roundhouse for the B & O Railroad.

    Jack encouraged everyone to attend the May 3 Charter Review Commission meeting in order to emphasize the will to keep the idea of repealing the Charter amendment to keep Detroit Road three lanes off the November ballot and repealing restricting commercial development south of Detroit Road.

    Although if the Commission puts on the ballot the idea of allowing Detroit Road to become five lanes between Colorado Road and the Cuyahoga County Line, it's not likely to happen right away, according to Jack. No one would be willing to pay for it. However, it may allow a court case for someone who owns a home or other property on Detroit to pitch for the property to go from residential to commercial or multifamily because of that potential of five lanes.

    The business meeting adjourned at 7:24 with Stan Hawryluk making the motion and Christine seconding.

    Jean Fischer introduced the speaker Janet Bird from the Lorain County Historical Society and her topic "Quilts of the Underground Railroad." Janet said on Friday, May 11, a History Center will open in Elyria at 1857 Washington Avenue. The Hickories at 284 Washington Avenue will also be open.

    Respectfully submitted, JoAnne Easterday


    Mark your calendars for a field trip to Lyme Village at 1 pm on Sunday, 7-8-12. We plan to assemble at noon on 7-8-12 at 3450 Long Rd. for carpooling and caravaning. For more information, contact Jean Fischer at 934-6106 or Stan Hawryluk at 934-0224.

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    Dr. Charles E. Herdendorf will present "Adventures in Paradise: Exploration of French Polynesia from Captain Cook to Today" at the meeting of the Avon Historical Society at 7 pm on Wednesday, 9-5-12, at the Old Town Hall of 1871, southeast corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge. For more information, contact Jean Fischer at 934-6106 or Stan Hawryluk at 934-0224.


    I. Minutes of the meeting of May 2, 2012, may be read at


    Motion to approve the Minutes as published.

    II. Treasurer's Report

    A. Any outstanding bills to present.

    III. Old Business

    A. Landmarks Preservation Commission report, Ralph White

    B. "Fall Into Avon", clip board to signup to volunteer to help at the Old Town Hall of 1871 on Saturdaay, 9-8-12, and Sunday, 9-9-12, Jack Smith

    C. __________________________________________

    IV. New Business

    A. _________________________________________

    V. Motion to Adjourn and Second

    Jean Fischer will introduce Dr. Charles E. Herdendorf who will present "Adventures in Paradise: Exploration of French Polynesia from Captain Cook to Today".

    Parking for meetings of the Avon Historical Society:

    On the east side of the Old Town Hall,

    Across Detroit Rd. at Nemo's Restaurant (park close to Colorado),

    Across Colorado Avenue (SR 611) behind Blue Chip,

    On the east side of Buck's Hardware on Church Street,

    Across Stoney Ridge at Lois Shinko's Country Store parking lot (just south of the Gazebo).

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    Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9


    Saturday - 9am to 6pm and Sunday - Noon to 5pm*

    Avon merchants are celebrating the coming of Fall with Sidewalk Sales, In-store Specials and new product introductions to help with your home decorating needs and holiday gift buying. Regional antique dealers sell their treasures at Flea Markets along Detroit Road.*actual times may vary at the discretion of the shop owner


    The Old Town Hall of 1871, southeast corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge, will be open

    Saturday - 11am to 6pm and Sunday - Noon to 5pm


    Saturday - 11am to 6pm and Sunday - Noon to 5pm

    Sponsored by J.L. Smith Group - 36610 Detroit Road (Behind JL Smith Group)

    The Taste of Avon is a wonderful event for all ages. In its fourth year, the festival offers not only delicious food but also sounds from a number of area bands. Admission to the Taste of Avon is free, and a variety of food is available for purchase from the local restaurants in attendance.

    Enjoy a snack, lunch, or dinner as offered by the various eateries or simply great music provided by the bands generously donating their time to the fantastic event. Whatever your pleasure, the Taste of Avon is a must-do Fall Festival activity. (The event will be held behind The JL Smith Group at 36610 Detroit Road, at the corner of Ridgeland and Detroit Roads.)

    Eateries include:

    About the Cake

    Coleone's Pizza

    Dervish Mediterranean Grill

    Edible Arrangements


    Nemo Grille


    Tom's Country Place

    Two Bucks

    Vintage House Cafe



    Thank you to the musicians who are so generously volunteering their time for this event!

    Saturday, 9-8-12, 11:00-1:00

    Emily Keener

    Emily Keener is a young blend of Patty Griffin and Alison Krauss. At thirteen years old, her soulful lyrics are beautifully poignant, well beyond her years. She plays her dad's old-six string acoustic guitar with a folksy, nostalgic groove, bluesy chords and finger-picking riffs.

    Emily starting playing the guitar when she was 11 years old and started writing songs when she was almost 12. After writing for a year, she has over 25 original songs and has released two EP's (short albums). In September 2011, she won a national songwriting contest for Constituting America 9*17 for her song "We the People".

    She performed her winning on song on the Huckabee show on the Fox News Channel with Governor Huckabee and his band The Little Rockers on October 15, 2011. When she's not playing the guitar or piano or writing songs, she is baking, learning, working at her grandpa's store The Rock Pile to earn money for music equipment, playing softball or spending time with friends.


    Saturday, 9-8-12, 1:00-3:30

    Barley and Hopps

    A three piece acoustic rock and outlaw country outfit centered on lots of fun, vocal harmonies, blistering guitar solos, and down-home harmonica playing.

    Saturday, 9-8-12, 3:30-6:00

    The Biasella Trio

    The Biasella Trio was formed in the late summer of 2008. Named after the drummer Paul Biasella, the group is a Jazz Trio that performs jazz standards suitable for all occassions. Joining Paul on drums is guitarist Tom Jares and upright bass player Paul Lorz . Members of the group have an expansive history in music and have played with a number of musical associations.


    Sunday, 12:00-2:30

    Nomad Soul

    Nomad Soul has been playing since 2002 and plays classic rock and blues covers from the 1960's to today. Band members are largely involved in the music scene by teaching music students, volunteering for a number of organizations, and playing with other groups. Members include Shannon Paul, Brian Paul, Pat Kostalnik, Eric Ralich, and John Brooks.


    Sunday, 9-9-12, 2:30-5:00

    Yellow Delicious

    With an appetite for concoction, members of Yellow Delicious mix their love of 80's music and classic rock into a delicious blend of new wave rock for the 21st century. Together, YD has rocked audiences from Nashville to Jersey, performing at numerous colleges, clubs and festivals throughout the Midwest.

    They've wowed the crowds at various festivals and have opened for and/or shared the stage with bands such as Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Motley Crue, Eddie Money, Poison, Winger, Ratt, The Darkness, Sum 41, The Fixx, Blessid Union Of Souls, The Calling, Cracker, Cowboy Mouth, and Dirty Americans. YD is currently promoting their cd, "Get Some!" which was recorded at Robby Takac's (Goo Goo Dolls) studio in New York.include Pat Kostalnick, Mike Kostalnick, Tom Ursen, and Chris Vidler.



    In addition to the festival's sponsors, thank you to the below for helping to make the event a success!


    French Creek Medical


    P and J Sanitation

    Jason Smith, The JL Smith Group

    Dave Vasu

    Alan Vasu, Vasu Communications


    Saturday - 11am to 6pm and Sunday - Noon to 5pm


    Community Resource Services

    Lorain County JVS - Joint Vocational School FCDA



    Saturday only - 10 am to 5pm

    Sponsored by The Goddard School, Avon - 2555 Hale Street

    The Kid's Pavilion will be hosted at The Goddard School in downtown Avon on Saturday, September 8th from 10 AM to 5 PM. There will be a variety of activities and fun for children of all ages! Throughout the day, vendors will be available to share information about their products or services as well as provide fun activities such as face painting, crafts, coloring and much more!

    There will be snacks and beverages donated for the children's refreshment and enjoyment as well. Some activities will be at scheduled times throughout the day, so please check this website for the most up to date schedule of events! We hope to see you at the Kid's Pavilion 2012!


    Coloring with Lake Ridge Academy

    Magic Show with Paul Gerber

    Fall Story Hour with Avon Branch Library

    Hay Maze donated by Kurtz Brothers

    Tumbling with The Little Gym

    Coloring Contest hosted by The Littlest Details

    Face Painting with The Goddard School

    Bounce House donated by Party Perfect

    Musical Instruments with the Oberlin Choristers

    Crafts with Avon Early Childhood PTA

    Popcorn Snacks donated by Poppee's Popcorn

    Juice Beverage donated by Burger King in Avon

    The Goddard School: Angela Schmid - Owner, Don Baker - Owner, 2555 Hale Street, Avon, OH 44011, Phone: (440) 934-3300


    Also see


    Fall Storytime - Avon Branch Library (11:30-12:30pm)

    Kid's Prints ID - Avon Fire and Police Department (11-3pm)

    Bounce House - Party Perfect

    Face Painting - Goddard School

    Magic Show by Paul Gerber (1-2pm)

    Craft Project - Avon Early Childhood PTA

    Coloring Contest - The Littlest Details

    Hay Maze - Kurtz Bros.

    Tumbling - The Little Gym

    Snacks - Burger King and Poppies Popcorn

    Musical Instruments Play area - Oberlin Choristers

    Coloring area - Lake Ridge Academy

    Games - Miller Nature Preserve - Kids Club


    Saturday - 9am to 6pm and Sunday - Noon to 5pm

    Scarecrow Competition - Sponsored by Two Press Papers

    Scarecrow exhibits are scattered throughout the French Creek District for viewing


    1:00 to 4:00pm (rain out date Sunday September 9th)

    Sponsored by Joyce Buick/GMC - Village School Parking Lot

    Joyce Buick is the major sponsor of the 2012 Fall Into Avon


    Joyce Buick opens in Avon, 8-31-12,

    By JASON HENRY, jhenry@MorningJournal.com

    AVON -- Longtime Lorain dealership, Joyce Buick GMC, has finished its move to 38039 Chester Road, Avon, and officially opened its doors last Monday.

    The business moved its equipment and stock to the new location during the weekend.

    "We're still putting some things away, but we're pretty far along," said Mike Joyce, owner of Joyce Buick.

    Another Lorain business, Joe Firment Chevrolet Inc., is in the process moving to a Chester Road location next to Joyce Buick.

    The dealerships will be on 30 acres between Chester Road and Interstate 90, east of the I-90 interchange with SR 611.

    "The reason for the move was that most of the other dealerships are located along highways for easy access for customers," Joyce said. "It is a convenience factor. That's what the manufacturers like to see and it's also what the customers seem to be demanding."

    The two businesses will share a common driveway, Joyce said.

    "It made sense from a convenience standpoint and a cost standpoint too," he said.

    The new facility provides much more space, Joyce said.

    "We're more than twice as big as the old facility and of course everything is brand new with all modern amenities," he said ...

    The new location features a customer lounge area, a children's play area and Wi-Fi Internet.

    "Everything is oriented toward customer convenience and comfort," he said.

    Joyce Buick operated on Broadway Avenue in Lorain from 1966 to 1983. The dealership moved to Colorado Avenue in 1983 and was there until this past weekend, Joyce said.

    "We felt like with where we are located now, we can still be part of the greater Lorain area," he said. "It made sense to be along the highway [I-90] and this was as close as we could have been to our previous location and still be on the highway."


    Sunday only - 2pm

    Sponsored by French Creek Development Association and Marty's Cycle Center of Avon Lake

    Avon Skate Park on Detroit Road (adjacent to the Little League Fields behind Senior Center)

    Awards Ceremony

    Saturday - 4:30pm - Taste of Avon Stage

    Winners of the Classic Car Show to be announced.

    Sunday- 4:30pm - Taste of Avon Stage

    Winners of the Scarecrow Design Competition and the BMX/Skateboard Challenge to be announced.

    Fall Into Avon Sponsors

    Joyce Buick GMC, Inc - $5,000,

    The Press - $3,000, in-like donation

    Ankle and Foot Clinic, Inc - $500

    Doggie Luv Bakery --- in kind,doggie adoption

    Misencik Funeral Home -$250 ($500 - $250 cash and $250 for helping w/ Car show)

    Stringer, Stringer and Gasior - $250

    Mercy -- $1,500

    The Goddard School, Fran dropped off W-9 on 8/6 so Angela can get check sent from headquarters

    Tom's Country Place - $1,500, in kind donation Billy will be at the TOA @ N/C (Jason agreed)

    Misencik Funeral Home -- Cash of $250, recommend giving $500 sponsorship for his help with the Joyce Classic car show ( $250 cash and $250 in kind check received)

    Republic Services Inc - $250

    Sylvester Truck and Tire - $250

    Dermatology Paartners, Inc - $500

    First Federal Savings of Lorain - $250

    Lake Ridge Academy - $500

    Kurtz Brothers, straw for maze

    J L Smith - $1,500

    $3000 in kind sponsorshio by Two Press Papers

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    Aunt Teak & Uncle Junque

    Avon's Citywide Yard Sale

    Saturday, June 23 & 24, 2012

    Join us in making this our biggest event yet!

    Your yard sale will be listed for free on our website. Simply fill out the Garage Sale Registration form.

    Garage Sale Registration Form

    June 23 & 24, 2012

    Participate in Avon's City Wide Yard Sale




    NEAREST CROSS ST.___________________________

    SPECIAL ITEMS FOR SALE:_____________________

    Print & Mail this form to:

    French Creek Merchants Assoc,

    C/O Details, 36840 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011


    E-mail your information to: info@frenchcreekdistrict.com

    DEADLINE 6/8/2012

    FOR MORE INFO CALL 934-3778

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