Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2016 Elyria Fireworks Info, Agenda, and Instructions!


Bring the Family and Join Us For



June 30, 2016 (rain date July 1) 4:00 – 11:00pm at West Park – 1200 Foster Avenue



4:00pm:  West Park Opens to the Public
4:00pm:  Handicap Parking opens (Central West Park Parking Lot off Foster Avenue)
4:00pm:  Picnic Begins/Food Vendors Open
7:00pm: Elyria Parks & Recreation Staff provide family games
7:15pm:  Live Music on the Windstream Communications Stage begins, featuring performances
                 by Elyria’s own E.T. King and the Determination followed by Headlining Band
                 The Whiskey Kings, fronted by WKYC’s Monica Robbins
Dusk:  Opening Presentations & Fireworks
  • Mayor Holly Brinda: Welcome, Introduction of Sponsors 
  • Presenting of the Colors – Elyria Veterans Groups
  • Pledge of Allegiance – US Army Veteran Terry Stone
  • Star Spangled Banner: Tim Deery
  • Fireworks begins
  • 11:45pm:  Curfew begins
Parking Instructions
Please Carpool:  While the City is working hard to create parking for this event, there will still be a limited number of parking spots available.    
Handicap Parking: Enter the Central West Park Parking Lot via the Foster Avenue entrance.  An official Handicap Parking Identification Tag will be required to gain access for drop-off and parking. 
Parking Prohibited:  For safety purposes, parking on the streets will be limited so please pay attention to posted signage.  Some of the restricted parking Streets are:

  • Clemens Avenue – Both sides from SR 113 to West Park (Oakwood Avenue)
  • Oakwood Avenue – Both sides from Clemens Avenue to Penfield Avenue.
  • Penfield Avenue – Both sides from Oakwood Avenue to Lowell Street.
  • Lowell Street – Both sides from Lake Avenue to Elyria Corp. (West of the railroad track overpass.)
  • Foster Avenue – Both sides from West Park to Woodland Avenue and the west bound side from Woodland Avenue to Lake Avenue.
  • Spruce Street – Both sides from Penfield Avenue to Oakwood School.

Residential Traffic:  Only residential traffic will be permitted on Rockfern and Seneca avenues. 


Park Rules for the Fireworks
You may bring into the park: blankets and beach towels, tarps, lawn chairs, personal-size umbrellas, cameras, cell phones, binoculars, sealed water bottles, baby strollers, wagons, food, flashlight, bug repellent, coolers.  All items brought into the park are subject to city inspection.  

The following items are strictly prohibited: fireworks or sparklers; throwing or batting toys; skateboards or inline skates; bicycles; laser pointers; alcohol; illegal drugs; tents; large golf umbrellas or flags; animals (except service dogs). 

Park Etiquette

Please, be thoughtful when setting up lawn chairs that you try not to block others’ views; try not to smoke cigarettes in close proximity to others – especially children; be thoughtful while navigating through crowds to insure the safety of those who may be unsteady on their feet or those transporting children in strollers or wagons.       

Food Vendors

For your dining pleasure, the following food vendors, who will be inspected and approved by the Elyria Health Department, will be providing food:  Hershey’s Ice Cream ‘n More, Marco’s Pizza, By the Slab Catering,  Lorenzo’s Pizzeria, & traditional carnival fare from both Goldstar Food Service and Island Delights.  


For safety and security reasons, the City of Elyria will be enforcing an 11:45pm city-wide curfew to encourage citizens to leave West Park and the neighborhood immediately after the fireworks show. 

Thank You to These City of Elyria Summer of 2016

Community Reinvestment Sponsors

(Fireworks, Camps, Concert Supporters: $10,000 - $500)

Windstream Communications, Elyria Charities Inc., BASF Corporation, Republic Services, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, 3M Corporation, 3M Gives, Friends of Cascade Park,  Bob's Tire Service, K.E. McCartney & Associates, Inc.,  United Initiators, Ridge Tool, KS Associates,  American Legion Post #12, Northwest Bank,  University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center,  AECOM,  EcoTree Services,  LLC, Dunlap's Garage,  Elyria Rotary, LifeCare Ambulance, Gregory Trucking Inc., Elyria Elks Lodge #465, … and many, many more.   


Monday, June 20, 2016

Community Conversations – Thursday, June 23, 2016 at West Recreation Center




Thursday, June 23
7:00 – 8:30pm
West Park Recreation Center 
1200 Foster Avenue– Elyria, Ohio 44035

Please join the Mayor, her senior staff and department heads for a casual evening of information designed to inform and provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions and share thoughts about how working together, we can move Elyria forward. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please mark your calendars for additional Community Conversations on September 22 at South Park Recreation Center, and December 15 at East Park Recreation Center. All events will run from 7:00 – 8:30pm.

While reservations are not required, it would help us plan for seating and refreshments if you would please call the Mayor’s Office to confirm your attendance at 326-1402.

And don't forget Morning Coffee with the Mayor at Midway Mall,  held the last Thursday of each month from 9:00am-10:00am in the Midway Mall food court.  MAYOR’S NIGHT IN also continues in Elyria City Hall, now on the first Monday of every month, from 5:30-6:30pm in the Third Floor Conference room of Elyria City Hall (Please note: The July meeting of Mayor's Night In will be held Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 to accommodate Independence Day).

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Elyria will be rocking on Thursday evening June 30 (rain date Friday July 1) at West Park, 1200 Foster Avenue, with a star spangled spectacular evening of live bands, family games, festive food, and the Windstream Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show.  Thanks to the generosity of this year’s title sponsor Windstream, as well as other significant fireworks donors including 3M Corporation, Bob’s Tire Service, and others recognized below, this annual early fourth of July celebration will feature headlining band the Whiskey Kings, fronted by WKYC’s Monica Robins, introduced by Elyria’s very own E.T. King and the Determination.

Events will be announced from the Windstream Stage beginning at 4:00pm when West Park will open complete with food vendors for your picnicking pleasure. Vendors will include Hershey’s Ice Cream ‘n More, Marco’s Pizza, By the Slab Catering, Lorenzo’s Pizzeria, and other traditional carnival fare from both Goldstar Food Service and Island Delights.  Beginning at 7:00pm the Elyria Parks and Recreation staff will provide family games, and at 7:15pm the live music will begin and continue until dusk. This marks the first year that Windstream will be presenting the Fireworks Show in Elyria.

“We are thrilled to be participating in this year’s Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show,” said Brian Harman, Windstream President of Operations in Ohio. “Each year, this show brings together all of Elyria for a night of festivities, and Windstream is proud to support the community’s celebration of tradition and heritage.”

 Opening remarks and sponsor and donor recognition will begin at dusk, followed by the presenting of the Colors by Elyria veterans groups, the Pledge of Allegiance by US Army veteran Terry Stone, and the singing of the Star Spangled banner by Tim Deery.   A dazzling, 25-minute fireworks show by American Fireworks will follow, complete with choreographed music.  Upon completion of the show, the City will institute a city-wide curfew beginning at 11:45pm.

Because of limited parking, residents are encouraged to carpool. Handicap parking will be available.  Enter the Central West Park parking lot via the Foster Avenue entrance.  An official handicap parking identification tag will be required.  For safety purposes, parking on some streets will be restricted on portions of both sides of Clemens, Oakwood, Penfield, Lowell, Foster, and Spruce.  Only residential traffic will be permitted on Seneca and Rockfern.

For safety purposes, the following items are strictly prohibited in the park: animals (except service dogs), fireworks or sparklers, throwing or battling toys, skateboards or online skates, bicycles, laser pointers, alcohol, illegal drugs, tents, large golf umbrellas or flags on poles. All items brought into the park are subject to inspection.

Sincere appreciation is extended to all of Elyria’s fireworks contributors. For a complete list of donors, and to learn more about adjusted traffic patterns and parking please go to www.cityofelyria.org

Special thanks are extended to these fireworks donors at $500 or above:  $10,000 – Windstream; $2,500 – 3M Corporation and Bob’s Tire Service; $1,000 – United Initiators, American Legion Post 12, Northwest Bank, Friends of Cascade Park, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, AECOM; $500 – Eco Tree Service, Ridge Tool, KS Associates and Dunlop’s Garage – and many more.  

More information including an agenda of events coming soon!
A page thanking all of our generous sponsors can be found here!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Wound Care Awareness Week is June 6-10, 2016

University Hospitals Elyria Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center:
Mayor Promotes Healing Wounds and Improving Lives

The third annual Wound Care Awareness Week (June 6-10, 2016) was recognized on Wednesday when Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda visited University Hospitals Elyria Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. Mayor Brinda presented a proclamation to Keith Warner, MD, Medical Director of the center, who was joined by Charlotte Wray, President, UH Elyria Medical Center; Don Schiffbauer, Director of Clinical Operations, UH Elyria Medical Center; and members of the facility’s staff.

More than six million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. When other treatments are unsuccessful, patients may not realize that specialized wound care is available right here in their community. Wound Care Awareness Week helps draw attention to this significant health issue and provides information that can assist patients with finding the care they need. Patients of UH Elyria Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center typically have a sore or wound that is not significantly better within a month, or healed entirely within two months.

Located at 133 E. Broad Street in Elyria, UH Elyria Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds. Advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

The Elyria facility features two state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chambers, outfitted with flat screen TVs and premium sound systems for patient enjoyment during treatments.  A third chamber is scheduled to be installed later this year. Whether they prefer to watch television, a DVD, or listen to a CD, patients can relax in the chamber while 100 percent oxygen speeds the healing of their wounds. Patients will also find flat screen televisions in each of the six treatment rooms located on-site.

UH Elyria Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center – along with its sister facility, UH Westlake Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center – are both partnerships between UH Elyria Medical Center and Healogics™ - the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Both centers are recipients of the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics, as well as the prestigious Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award. This recognition is a result of the facilities both achieving patient satisfaction rates higher than 95 percent and a healing rate of at least 98 percent in less than 28 median days, for a minimum of two years.

For more information on the University Hospitals Elyria Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, please call 440.329.4930.