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OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio — Time is finally breaking. The sun is out. These snowblowers are put to bed.

Let’s talk about flowerbeds: Flowers, vegetables and herbaceous plants will soon begin to feel the heat of the soil. And people are enjoying the outdoors.

It was also the start of posters appearing in the community alerting bargain hunters and those not shy about second-hand items and clothing at garage, patio, garden and dig sales.

The one happening soon is in Columbia Park. Its residents are sponsoring a community patio sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 22. The mobile home park is located at 7100 Columbia Road.

This upcoming May 22 patio sale will be held at Columbia Park in Olmsted Township. (Joanne Berger DuMound, special for

All you have to do is park at the gate, say you’re there for the patio sale, and you’ll receive a participant card. Just look for the balloons in the different residences. It will happen rain or shine.

If your church, organization or center is having one of these sales this season, email me at and we’ll be happy to let everyone know.

I know I love finding kids items at a great price, so maybe I’ll see you at one.

Good hunt.

Gigantic sale for children: The best sale of children’s items in the community takes place this Saturday (May 14) at Olmsted Falls Middle School.

The Olmsted Early Childhood PTA’s Bargain Bonanza offers all kinds of children’s clothing, furniture, toys and other items. The sale is a great way to jump on some great buys for your kids or grandkids.

The format changes a little compared to previous years: it is a table sale. Vendors will have their own tables where you can select items and pay. So be sure to bring lots of small bills. It’s about trying to put buyers — and sellers — a little more at ease after bringing this event back post-pandemic.

Those wishing to start early will get one when the sale opens at 8 a.m. for a $5 early admission fee. Admission drops to $2 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Be sure to bring large bags – or maybe even a trolley – to carry your purchases.

Olmsted Falls Outlook: The Olmsted Chamber of Commerce is hosting the State of the Falls Session from 9-10 a.m. May 19 in the Council Chambers of Olmsted Falls Town Hall.

Mayor Jim Graven will present the situation in Olmsted Falls. It is open to residents and businesses. A light breakfast will be served.

It’s free, but registration is required to schedule the event. You can register on

Time “passes”: If you’re thinking of being a runner/walker in the May 29 Olmsted Spirit 5K Run/Walk series, well, do it.

The race begins and ends at Olmsted Falls High School. The running route takes you through the bay of the Olmsted Township Fire Department as you begin to return to school. The main event starts at 8 a.m.

The event has a few new options this year – a 1 mile run/walk and a team series.

The prizes for the 5K race and the tactical vest division will be awarded to the best male and female. The best male/female performers in each age group will also be rewarded. The new team series invites teams of five to seven riders. However, only the top five from each team will be included in the team score.

The kids race starts at 9:15 a.m. You have two options: a 40 meter race or a 400 meter race, which is once around the track. Both races are entirely on the high school track.

The cost is $10 before race weekend and $20 during that time. Children will receive a race medal and pancake breakfast after the race.

Online registration is available at So go ahead and sign up – now.

Registration for the parade: You can still sign up to be part of the May 30 Memorial Day Parade in Olmsted Falls. Groups, teams, churches, individuals and others are invited to march in the parade.

The parade gathers at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Falls-Lenox Elementary School on Bagley Road. It will then start heading towards the Village Green at 9.30am.

Go to the city’s website at and click on the Memorial Day banner to register. You need to fill out a short form. For any questions, call 440-235-1055.

Well done Kampus: Mount Union University honored some local residents during its recognition and honors convocation.

Chase Filicko received the All-Ohio Athletic Conference’s Academic Exceptional Status and Alpha Lambda Delta Senior Certificate. She is part of the women’s volleyball team. Honored student-athletes are recognized as having achieved varsity status and holding at least a 3.5 GPA in the current academic year.

Meghan Sheneman has received the Alpha Lambda Delta Senior certificate. The Alpha Lambda Delta National Office awards senior certificates to those who maintain at least a 3.5 GPA.

Rylan Wikle has been awarded Academic Exceptional Status by the All-Ohio Athletic Conference. He is part of the men’s soccer team.

Lauren Francescone has been awarded Academic Exceptional Status by the All-Ohio Athletic Conference. She is part of the women’s soccer team.

Congratulations to these students.

Meals and flowers: Dean’s Greenhouse in Westlake offers assistance to Westlake Meals on Wheels, which serves our community.

The Greenhouse will donate 30% of your purchases through June 15 to this non-profit group if you mention Westlake Meals on Wheels when you pay.

Westlake Meals on Wheels serves Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, North Olmsted, Westlake and Bay Village. It offers a cold and hot meal from Monday to Friday to its customers.

This fundraiser is a great way to help those who are permanently or temporarily unable to shop or cook for themselves. Why not help this organization.

We also have wonderful greenhouses and garden centers here in Olmsted Falls and in Olmsted Township. Dean’s Greenhouse fundraising is honorable. And our own garden centers too. Maybe you take a break from shopping or just go to Dean’s until June 15 and come home after June 15.

Reminder: Collect cloth items you no longer need and donate them to the Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Fill the Truck event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 in the parking lot of Falls-Lenox Elementary School .

The group is collaborating with Savers for this fundraiser. Accepted items include clothing; shoes; accessories such as scarves, belts, handbags, hats, book bags and fabric lunch boxes; and household items such as sheets, curtains, drapes, towels, bedding, and fabric.

All donors will receive a tax deductible receipt. Savers will compensate the music group based on the pounds of cloth items collected.

Information, please: To include news, information, honors or activities in Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township, contact Joanne DuMound at She is also on Twitter, @JoanneDuMound. The online version of the section on has direct links to many news articles.

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