Friday, September 13, 2019

There is Still Time to Register for the Apple Festival 5K Race!

The Apple Festival is right around the corner, and there are a ton of great activities coming up, including the Annual 5K Race.

There is still time to register for the race!  It will be held Sunday, September 22, 2019 (rain or shine!), kicking off at 8:30am.  Sign-in and race-day registration will be set up in front of Northwood Junior High School.  There are brackets and routes for people of all ages and abilities, and for those who want a slower pace or to bring their little ones out to enjoy the fresh autumn air with them, the Family Fun Walk (FREE to all particpants) kicks off at the intersection of Elywood and Washington at 8:30am.

I hope you join us for another great weekend of fun in Elyria!

Click here to download the sign-up form! Or, you can register online by clicking here!

Mark Your Calendar for The Apple Festival - Sept. 20-22, 2019!

Despite the recent heat wave, summer is starting to wind down and fall is right around the corner.  Every year at this time Downtown Elyria comes alive with the Elyria Apple Festival, and this year will be no exception.  A full docket of events is scheduled to kick off on Friday, September 20th with music, food, games, contests and more. A complete schedule is attached below:

Registration and more information at!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Community Shred Day - October 5, 2019!

The next Community Shredding Day will be Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9:00am - Noon behind Elyria City Hall - 131 Court Street.  Elyria residents only may bring up to 5 grocery-sized bags or boxes to have their contents shredded while they watch.  This is a drive-up service and volunteers will be on hand to remove the boxes from your vehicle.  Please call the Elyria Department of Safety Service at 440-326-1404 with any questions.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A 9/11 Tribute from Our Children

On this day where we pay tribute and we never forget, I humbly share these profound thoughts from children reflecting upon the events of September 11, 2001.  Thank you to all who serve.

Mayor Holly Brinda

In a New York classroom one year after 9-11, students composed the following 9-11 poem. A relative of the teacher had perished on that tragic day in Tower One of the World Trade Center. The victim left behind a 3-year-old.

List of “Don’t Forgets” and “Remembers”
We were eight.
Before September 11th, we would wake up with a list of “Don’t Forgets”
Don’t forget to wash your face
Don’t forget to brush your teeth
Don’t forget to do your homework
Don’t forget to wear your jacket
Don’t forget to clean your room
Don’t forget to take a bath

After September 11th, we wake up with a list of “Remembers”
Remember to greet the sun each morning
Remember to enjoy every meal
Remember to thank your parents for their hard work
Remember to honor those who keep you safe
Remember to value each person you meet
Remember to respect other’s beliefs
Now we are nine.