Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Morning Coffee with the Mayor - 9/29/2016 @ Midway Mall Food Court

Don't forget that Mayor Brinda will be at Midway Mall for her month Morning Coffee with the Mayor.  Bring you questions, concerns, or comments to her in person in an informal setting.  She will be in the Midway Mall food court at 9:00am on Thursday, September 29, 2016.  Call 440-326-1402 if you have questions.  Hope to see you there!

Reminder: Trick or Treat Night is October 31st, 2016!

Trick or Treat Night in the City of Elyria will be Halloween night, October 31, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm!  The Annual Kiwanis Halloween Parade will be the Sunday before, October 30th. Lineup for the parade begins at 2:00pm near Suzin L. Chocolatiers on Broad Street, and the parade itself will start at 2:30pm.  If you have questions, please call the Mayor's Office at 440-326-1402.

Have fun and remember to be safe!  Click here to read some tips from Elyria Police Department on making sure everyone has a safe and healthy evening!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016




There is some sediment in Elyria’s water supply this morning, but the Ohio EPA has deemed it safe to drink and use for other purposes.  The water plant on Lake Erie did not fail – but, a surge valve in the City’s water distribution system that relieves pressure in the system opened properly and then did not close properly.  The end result was that it stirred up some sediment in a finished water tank.  Data has been provided to the EPA and it has been determined that the water does meet water quality standards.  The City is flushing the water distribution system to clear out the sediment.  If you see sediment or discolored water you are advised to let your cold water run for several minutes until the water becomes clear.    

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Reminder: Community Forum Tonight - Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Please join us for the third Community Conversations with Mayor Holly Brinda and Staff, 7:00pm tonight,  September 22, 2016 at South Recreation Center (101 South Park Drive).  Mayor Brinda will be on hand along with her administrative staff and many department heads to update you on the various goings-on throughout our great community.  Representatives from most of our City departments will be there to answer you questions, concerns, and comments. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Traffic Safety Notice: 2nd Street Converting to 2-Way Traffic

During the week beginning Monday, September 19th, 2nd Street in downtown Elyria will permanently convert into a two-way street.  Traffic will flow in both directions between East and West Avenue.  What had previously been the left-hand lane will now be filled with Eastbound traffic. Please also note that as part of this change, the intersection of 2nd Street and Middle Avenue has also been converted into a 4-way Stop intersection.

Signage and road-striping will be in place to guide your travels, but please use extra caution as we adjust to this change.

Friday, September 16, 2016

It's Apple Festival Weekend - September 16, 17, and 18, 2016!

As the temperatures finally start to tick down and the leaves get ready to change color and fall back to Earth, the City of Elyria prepares for its beloved annual tradition, the Elyria Apple Festival!  We once again invite you to join us in downtown Elyria for another fantastic years of All-American food, entertainment, and family-oriented fun in and around historic Ely Square.  There will be something for everyone, from Apple Princesses to apple pies, snow-cone carts to car shows. The whole weekend will be filled great  food, live music, good company and entertainment for you, your family, and friends!

Things kick off Friday at noon.  Today Ely Square will be visited by the Elyria High School and Open Door Marching Bands, and tonight the music continues with The Geeze Cats, Big Mike and Company, and Hip to That, along with kids activities including a balloon artist and a magician.

On Saturday, be prepared for the high drama and majesty of the annual Apple Festival Pageant, starting at 12:30pm.  The day will be filled with music, dancing, tons of great food…including an apple pie baking contest and an old fashioned Pie-Eating contest! Don’t miss out on the action-packed Corn Hole Tournament behind the Justice Center at 4:00pm.

Sunday will bring back the Apple Festival 5k Run and Fun Walk through Cascade Park.  Registration will remain open on race day, so it’s not too late to participate!  The Talmer Bank Car Show kicks off at 9:00am with all the classic, antique, and special-interest cars you can imagine.

And while you’re downtown, don’t forget to check out the unbelievable murals being crafted next to 336 Broad Street (the former Brandau Jewelers building) by the Elyria Arts Council to help commemorate Elyria’s 200th Birthday next year!  Please join us for the Apple Festival and for other year-round events that can be viewed at  Sincere appreciation is extended to Apple Festival Coordinator Linda Brown, Century Club contributors, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, patrons and the Elyria Parks and Recreation Department.  Working together, Elyria continues to make history, then and now!


Friday, September 2, 2016

Cleveland Pops Concert in Ely Square - Saturday, September 3, 2016!

Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a FREE, thoroughly entertaining day complete with jazz and blues, an out-of-this-world night of world-class music by the Cleveland Pops Orchestra featuring your old favorites and a collection of John Williams brilliant pieces spanning five decades of Star Wars movies! We’ll have activities for the whole family and Ely Square will be visited by a
variety of fully costumed characters from the greatest Sci-fi movies of all time!

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - ELY SQUARE
(Rain Date for the Cleveland Pops Orchestra Concert is Sunday, September 4 at 7:00pm
1:00 – 5:30pm
Ninth Annual Jazz and Blues Music Festival by St. Andrews Episcopal Church the Train, The Lorain County Community College, Jazz Jaime Flores – Jazz, Funk & Blues!
5:30 – 6:45pm
Elyria Parks and Recreation will provide Intergalactic activities for children and adults in Ely Square
7:00 – 9:00pm
Cleveland Pops Orchestra Concert
Featuring Conductor Carl Topilow and his world-class musicians

Food Trucks available all day
Hershey’s Ice Cream, Lorenzo’s Pizza, Cofield’s BBQ, & By the Slab Ribs
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