Wednesday, April 29, 2015

14 new Businesses Locate Downtown Elyria/Summer Concerts to Begin!

The Brinda Administration is happy to announce that Elyria has had 14 new businesses locate Downtown in the last year. The Lorain National Bank Building is almost full! Welcome attorneys Simonoff, Kobasher, Oliver, Pinsky, Smith, Heartfelt Home Healthcare, AVL Security and Tactical, Elegant Assets, Page Plus Wireless, Lalla Wireless, Inside/Outside Pilates, Mystical Moon, The Ballroom Dance Place, The Elyria Arts Council, and the Lorain County Urban League.

I would encourage everyone to visit downtown and see what new goods and services are being offered.  And why not do it during our summer concert series.  Beginning June 4th the Elyria Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring FREE lunchtime summer concerts every Thursday through August 13 from 11:30 am – 1:00pm in Ely Square.  Come enjoy the fellowship, great music, food from downtown restaurants and food trucks, and more.    

Monday, April 6, 2015

2015 Elyria Fireworks - You Can Help Make It Happen!

Dear Fellow Elyrian,

Thanks to the generous support of many, in 2014 we were able to sponsor The Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show at West Park. The fireworks show and associated events were such a great success many of our residents and the event sponsors are asking for us to try to keep the tradition going.

So, in the true  spirit of Americana, the city of Elyria is again this year offering individuals, businesses, corporations and organizations the opportunity to raise the $40,000 in donated funds necessary to host the event this summer.  Given the City’s very tight budget, the only way we can sponsor another event like this is through philanthropic contributions.  If we can raise the money by May 15th, the event will be held on July 1 with a rain date of July 2 at West Park – 1200 Foster Avenue.  These dates have been chosen to prevent the City from having to pay holiday-overtime for safety forces that are necessary to make this event possible.  If you make a donation and we don’t reach our goal – we will save your donation for a fireworks display in the summer of 2016.

Please consider becoming a sponsor or making a donation to the 2015 City of Elyria Great American Picnic and Fireworks fund.  Any donation is needed and appreciated and is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  Donations can be made by credit card on a secure server via the City’s website.  You can also respond by mailing a check with this form.  Checks should be made payable to: City of Elyria – Fireworks Fund, Attention Mayor Holly Brinda – Elyria City Hall, 131 Court Street, Suite 301 – Elyria, Ohio 44035.

Holly C. Brinda

Friday, April 3, 2015

Super Hero Weekend - May 1st & 2nd, 2015!

On Friday May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd, the City of Elyria will once again face great peril, adventure, and FUN as the SUPER HEROES TO KIDS IN OHIO triumphantly return to our great metropolis to help keep the streets of Elyria safe and clean!  All downtown events are FREE and open to the public!
Friday, May 1st, 2015 - Atlas Cinema Midway Mall 8
·         FREE COMICS and GRAB BAGS, Trivia Questions and Prizes (while supplies last)!
·         3:00pm-5:00pm:  FREE CARICATURES and the opportunity to have your picture taken with Captain American’s Shield or see Tony Stark’s Avengers Car!  Don’t forget to bring your camera!
·         Meet, greet, and get your picture taken with selected members of SUPER HEROES TO KIDS IN OHIO!
 Saturday May 2nd – Downtown Elyria  & Ely Square
·         11:30am: KEITH’S COMICS will be providing FREE COMICS in honor of Free Comic Book Day and FREE 2-for-1 passes from ATLAS CINEMA MIDWAY MALL 8 will be available!
·         12:00pm – 3:00pm: Elyria Mayor Holly C. Brinda will welcome the SUPER HEROES TO KIDS IN OHIO and start all the fun, family-friendly and FREE activities in front of Ely Square, including
SUPERHERO CRAFTS TO HELP MAKE YOUR OWN SUPERHERO COSTUME, FREE HEALTHY SNACKS, FREE CARICATURES (from 12-2pm), the chance to get your picture taken with Captain America’s shield, and with your help, we’ll BUILD A SUPER CITY OUT OF GIANT BLOCKS to help you practice your superhero skills!
·         12:45 – 2:00pm: THE SUPER KIDS and SUPER HEROES TO KIDS IN OHIO will swoop across Downtown Elyria and try to catch the nefarious SUPER VILLAINS in the middle of their underhanded deeds!
·         2:00pm: Elyria Mayor Holly C. Brinda will thank the Super Kids and Super Heroes after their tremendous victory and proclaim the City of Elyria SAVED FROM THE SUPER VILLAINS!
·         2:15pm to 3:45pm: THE SUPER HEROES TO KIDS IN OHIO will meet you throughout and around Ely Square – shake their hands, get your picture taken with them, and maybe even get some tips on being the best Super Kid you can be!
·         4:00pm:  Trivia Questions for FREE PRIZES at KEITH’S COMICS.
·         SUPER MEALS all day long at DONNA’S DINER near the square.
More information on the Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio can be found here. Click here to view the flyer with more information!

Posted below are some pictures provided by the Superheroes to Kids in Ohio from past events: