November 30, 2023

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Name-brand men’s wear pops up at Transitional Design: Talk of the Towns

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — It’s that time of year again – time for spring cleaning your closet.

Transitional Design has just begun clearing the closet of a former executive at a nationwide department store, and this means big savings for you if you want to add some new clothes to your wardrobe.

Transitional Design is usually thought of as a high-end resale store for women’s clothing, furniture and home décor items. But in this case, they are hosting a men’s pop-up shop full of new, brand-name shoes, clothes, accessories and more.

There is a huge array of clothes of different sizes and styles, as well as men’s shoes. New inventory is being added each week, so come in now and often. You don’t want to miss out on these great prices.

Transitional Design offers complete clean-out services for homes and estates. They tailor each job to what their customers need or want.

Check out the other services Transitional Design offers, such as full service downsizing, online auctions, resale store and furniture repurposing at

Transitional Design is located at 601 Towpath Road in Broadview Heights.

Memorial Day parade: The Broadview Heights Memorial Day parade serves as the gathering ceremony for the memorial service, which honors our fallen soldiers.

To ensure that this remembrance is well attended, everyone is invited to participate in the parade — Scouts, public officials, clubs, marching bands, sports teams, unique vehicles, businesses, etc. — but most especially veterans and military families.

To secure a spot in the line-up or for more information, contact Kristy Knudsen at [email protected].

State champions: Polaris students recently brought home three state championships.

Polaris Broadcasting & Video Production, Business Professional & Office Technology and Marketing & Entrepreneurship students competed in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) state competition both virtually and in Columbus.

BPA is the leading career-technical student organization for young people pursuing careers in business, finance, marketing and information technology. Ohio boasts the largest statewide chapter in the United States, with over 10,000 members in 18 regions.

Nationally, BPA has over 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters across 23 states. BPA competitions give students the chance to demonstrate the skills they have mastered in their career-technical training programs.

Over 2,500 young people from around Ohio competed in this year’s statewide events. Twenty Polaris students qualified to compete at the National BPA competition in Anaheim, Calif., April 26-30.

Three Polaris Business Professional & Office Technology students won state titles in their respective events:

Tess Blain, a senior from Olmsted Falls High School, placed first in the integrated Office Applications event.

Rachel Delap, an Olmsted Falls junior, took top honors in Advanced Office Systems & Procedures.

Riley Wilson, a Brooklyn High School senior, took the top spot in Personal Financial Management.

Easter egg hunt: Broadview Heights Parks and Recreation will host an Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon April 1 at the Broadview Recreation Center at the Pavilion by the Splash Park, 9543 Broadview Road.

There is a $2 suggested donation. RSVP to Danbury Senior Living at 440-596-3047.

There will also be an aqua egg hunt starting at 1 p.m. April 1 at the Community Center pool for children six months to 10 years old. An adult must be in the water with any children younger than 4 years old and any child not comfortable in water above their head.

Cost is $5 for a member and $10 for a non-member. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance, and there will also be crafts and snacks.

Aging programs: The Brecksville Human Services Center presents three monthly programs given by licensed therapists from Fox Rehabilitation designed to help you assess how you’re doing physically during the aging process.

The aging process is not something we usually want to talk about, but learning to deal with it is necessary.

The first program from 11 a.m. to noon March 31, titled “Are You Strong Enough? The Slippery Slope of Aging.” You’ll get some pointers on delaying the inevitable. The session will include a strength screening for everyone.

From 11 a.m. to noon April 28, the seminar is “Fall Prevention for the Older Adult,” which will include balance screenings. Unfortunately, falls become too commonplace as we age and prevention becomes vital.

Stay tuned for details on a third quality-of-life program coming up on May 26.

The Human Services Center is at 2 Community Drive in Brecksville. A reservation is not necessary, but call 440-526-2499 so that they know how many people to prepare for.

Fish dinner: Brecksville’s Human Services Center wants to “hook” you up with its annual fish dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. April 6. You may eat in or take out.

The menu is garlic parmesan crusted baked cod with dill caper sauce, barrel potato, Chef Dina’s homemade cranberry pecan slaw, dinner roll with butter and lemon blackberry cake for dessert.

The cost is $15 and a paid reservation is required. No alcohol is permitted on the premises.

The fish dinner is for Brecksville residents only. All ages are welcome.

Deadline for reservations is March 31. The center is at 2 Community Drive, around back from the Community Center. For more information, call 440-526-2499.

State competition: The North Royalton Middle School Science Olympiad teams competed in the Science Olympiad regional competition March 4 at Baldwin Wallace University. Seven teams competed in the competition. North Royalton had two teams that competed, and they came in second place.

Each team competed in several different topics and builds. Topics of the events, which tested both knowledge and building skills, included flight, wheeled vehicle, crime busters, dynamic planet, sounds of music, bridges, anatomy and physiology, and meteorology.

Science Olympiad is under the direction of Nicholas Wysocki and Tricia Cline.

The state competition will be April 29 at The Ohio State University.

Library lineup: The following events are presented by the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Strongsville Branch. Call 440-238-5530 or visit to register and for more event information. The Strongsville Branch Library is located at 18700 Westwood Drive.

· Seed Library. To spread knowledge about local food systems, cultivate skills required for sustainable food production and to help make seeds more accessible to those in the community, the Strongsville Branch Library has partnered with the Cleveland Seed Bank to offer a selection of different varieties of organic, open-pollinated, non-GMO vegetable, herb and edible flower seeds.

Stop by to pick up your free seeds. Customers will be able to receive five seed packets per month. Call 440-238-5530 for more information. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Strongsville Branch Library.

· Saturday Crafter. For ages 3 and older, from 2 to 4 p.m. April 1. If you’re not sure what to do on the first Saturday afternoon of the month, look no further. Create a one-of-a-kind craft in the library’s story time room, while supplies last.

· British Royal Weddings: Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and her family. 7 p.m. April 5. Explore all the pomp and ceremony, and all the details about the royal weddings of Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, her sister Princess Margaret, and her children, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

British-born presenter Julie Koenig is a keen observer and lifelong student of the British monarchy. She is well versed in the colorful history and traditions of the British royal family.

Let the Brecksville, Broadview Heights, North Royalton and Strongsville communities know what is going on with your organization, church, school, business or family. Email me at [email protected].

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