Archive for March 19, 2009

Henery is in the ballpark!!

ballpark Photo Mark Teleha ( Henery Hawk)Check it out

March 19, 2009 at 11:52 pm 1 comment

What’s happening in the next two weeks!

March 21st
The Stone Pony Band at the Palace tickets $15.00 purchased through the Lorain Palace Box office Show time 7:30 pm.

MARCH 21ST 6pm -11 PRCC’s Fundraiser
MAy I ask you to help spread the word on the PRCC’s fundraiser at Club Our Space, 2831 Apple Ave, betweenE. 28th & E. 29th St on March 21 from 6pm -11pm.
Team bowling 5 member team is $100 and individual is $20 that includes bowling, finger food and there will be a cash bar available. We are looking for friends and families to team up and perhaps business can sponsor a team of employees. We need to raise alot of money for the International Festival.

Workshop Players Murder Mystery
by Eileen Moushey performances : March 27 and 28
“Dead and Deader” is off to a flying start! We have had a read through, blocked the main portion of the show and had our first tech meeting. The cast and techhies are enthusiastic and Pat Price is thrilled to be able to contribute in this manner. This will be her 11th Eileen Moushey mystery in the coveted role of “director.” Moushey mysteries always involve audience participation, at least one unfortunate “murder,” followed by a clue hunt. Audience members will search for clues leading them to pieces of a diary page, interrogate suspects and formulate theories of “who dun it and why.” The “team” that sleuths their way to the right answer will win a GRAND PRIZE!!!!
This first murder mystery hosted by Workshop will feature a fabulous buffet, including Lenten friendly foods. There will also be a cash bar. The doors will open at 6:00 for seating and some initial “interaction” with the cast. Dinner will be served at 6:30 with the play to follow. Tickets ($25 each) must be purchased in advance by calling Workshop Players box office at 440-988-5613, as there is limited seating.

March 28th Place Theatre Fundraiser

Lorain Palace Theater Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2009

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Lorain Palace Theatre will be celebrating its 81st year of family entertainment in 2009. The Palace is seeking donations of items or gift baskets for the annual Palace Fundraiser that will take place on March 28, 2009. We are requesting the donation of a item or gift basket to be auctioned off at our event. A donation from you or your organization would be most appreciated. If you are able to donate, we kindly request that the item be valued at a minimum of $75.00. Any donated item may be sent to my attention at The Lorain Palace Theatre or we would gladly arrange for a pick up of the item or gift basket.

Saturday March 28th Stocker Arts Center :7:30 pm.
Civic Chorale, Collegiate Chorale, Civic Orchestra
Nancy Davis Conductor
General Admission $7.00
Ticket information 1-800-995-5222 ext 4040

March 19, 2009 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment

St. Mary a bit of history

ED NOTE: Shouldn’t the staying power of this Parish stand for something????

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church from the A Standard History of Lorain County by George Frederick Wright 1916

“The oldest and the largest Roman Catholic Church in Lorain is St. Mary’s. In 1873 Rev. L. Molon, of Elyria, first ministered to the few Catholics then residing at the mouth of the Black River. Until January, 1878, he visited Lorain monthly, saying mass in private families. The community’s first resident priest’was Rev. Joseph Romer, who came to the village in February, 1878. and for a time held services at the residence of Peter Miller. In March, 1879, a chapel on Reid Avenue near what is now Seventh Street, acquired through the efforts of Father Romer, was opened. The congregation at this time enrolled about thirty families.

In 1883 a larger church replaced the first little chapel. A year later the church was made self-supporting, and Rev. Joseph Eyler became the resident pastor.

The Sisters of St. Francis took charge of the church school in 1888, and late in the same year the present two-story brick school building was erected at a cost of $10,000. On June 5, 1895, the frame church was destroyed by fire and a year later the handsome edifice at present occupied by the church was completed, the building representing an outlay of $35.000. The church was dedicated on Sunday, .May 23, 1897, by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Horstman.

Since the coining of the present pastor, Rev. J. J. Johnston, a rectory, costing about $25,000, has been erected. The church’s real property now includes six lots, embracing the entire block on the west side of Reid Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets, the church, school and rectory buildings. The total value of the property exceeds $200,000. The church has a membership of 1,600. The Sunday school enrollment is 300 and that of the parochial school more than 30

March 19, 2009 at 3:35 pm 8 comments

Charleston Village Letter- MJ

THE EXECUTIVE BOARD Of Charleston Village voted to send a letter of support for St. Mary’s ( not just this one member 🙂 as stated in todays Morning Journal
Here is the letter as sent

Most Reverend Richard Lennon
Bishop of Cleveland
1027 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 March 18, 2009

Dear Bishop Lennon,

Ref: St. Mary’s Catholic Church – 310 8th St. Lorain, Ohio 44052

Charleston Village Society is 501C3 whose mission is “preservation” of the oldest neighborhood, which is the birthplace of Lorain. This part of what is now Lorain was settled in 1807 and will be celebrating its 175 years of incorporation this year. You can find our mission and our work on our website

We fully understand the difficult decisions that have been made by the Diocese and your need to reconfigure and close your churches. However, we sincerely hope that you will rethink the closing of Lorain’s oldest Catholic Church in our neighborhood, St. Mary, 310 8th Street, as we tell you of the need to have St. Mary’s continue to be an anchor and cornerstone of this residential and commercial district.

St. Mary’s and her parishioners have and continue to make a significant impact on the well being of this area; closing her doors will cause another negative impact on a residential and commercial area. The ripple effect will be felt not only by those that benefit from the charitable aid received but also by our businesses who benefit from the “foot traffic” from St. Mary’s when people are drawn to her through worship and the many events held as a part of “her community”. The mothballing of another large building in our neighborhood will cause another added burden which this neighborhood will not , in our opinion, be able to absorb. We too, are struggling, just like the churches, we too have been losing our community, but we cannot close our doors and reconfigure.

We would ask you not to take an integral part of the “spirit” of this area away from us. In 1924 a tornado tried to destroy St Mary’s , the religious and residential community worked together to save and rebuild, we can do so again , given the chance

St. Mary Catholic Church after the tornado.

We would be extremely pleased to be able to talk to you about the impact of closing St. Mary’s on this area and would like to invite you to meet with us here in Lorain’s original neighborhood so you can see first hand how not only parishioners but people of all denominations will be effected by losing such a great neighbor . Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information. On behalf of the Executive Board of Charleston Village Society Inc. I remain:

Yours sincerely

Loraine Ritchey

Loraine Ritchey Co Chairman CVSI.

Mayor Krasienko- City of Lorain
S. Prudoff – Community Development
G. Holcomb- Police and Fire Committee
E. Edwards- Building and Lands
M. Challenger- Lorain Growth Corp
Heritage, Ohio

Note there were a couple in “hiccups” in the MJ article
1. I wrote this letter in the capacity of Co Chairman for the whole of the Executive Board of CVSI

2. The boundaries of Charleston Village as an organization go to the Lake and include Portside –

2. the “I ” should read “we”

3. And I said that quickly looking over information that morning I couldn’t find where St. Mary’s was listed as an historic landmark – ( mj) should contact the Black River Historical Society on that aspect but I did know that St. Mary was the oldest Catholic Church.
NOTE in the spirit of clarification and since I accuse the mj of misleading verbage ….by oldest Catholic Church I mean not the building but the oldest “catholic congregation” etc established in Lorain…. sorry if that was confusing…..

Just some clarification but I do talk very quickly and tend to go off on tangents ( I am not a good interview – not easily led – comes with the years of being the interviewer 🙂

March 19, 2009 at 12:01 pm 13 comments



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