Mayor Gary W. Starr and all members of Middleburg Heights City Council wish you and your family a wonderful and safe 4th of July holiday weekend!
Below are some fun facts about the Fourth of July:
On July 4th, 1776, Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which had been written largely by Thomas Jefferson. The vote for independence took place on July 2nd however the 4th became the day to celebrate the birth of American Independence. Our American fireworks tradition started on July 4th, 1777 when Philadelphia, Pennsylvania hosted the first Independence Day fireworks show.
Even though it looks as if the signing took place in one meeting as it is portrayed in declaration portraits, it actually took an entire month to get all 56 delegates to put their “John Hancock” on the Declaration of Independence. Only one person signed the Declaration on July 4th, 1776 and that was John Hancock. He was also the first person to sign the document.
Dialogue sessions to be held:
• Wednesday, July 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
• Monday, July 11, 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Middleburg Heights Community Center
Officials from the Cuyahoga County Public Library will conduct two community dialogue sessions in Middleburg Heights to gather input from residents about the services and features they hope to see in the new CCPL branch to be constructed here next year.
The new branch will replace CCPL’s current Middleburg Heights Branch located at 15600 East Bagley Road. Previous community engagement efforts have revealed that residents are interested in more adult learning opportunities and, in particular, technology training and computer access. Specifics about library service priorities and community needs will help inform future design activities.
The City of Middleburg Heights and the Middleburg Heights Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, which will be on display July 18-24 (the week of the Republican National Convention) at the Middleburg Commons (Craigmere and Bagley Rd.) Click here for a flyer.
The 13th Annual Middleburg Heights Elected Officials Food Drive, benefitting the Middleburg Heights Food Pantry and the SCAN Hunger Center, took place May 21 in the parking lot of Heinen’s Supermarket on Bagley Road. Mayor Gary W. Starr and the members of city council thank everyone who donated to make this food drive yet another … Continue reading “FOOD DRIVE TAKES IN MUCH-NEEDED ITEMS”
Thank you to George Voinovich:
An important part of life is to always look back and thank the people in our lives that made a difference.
I thank Sen. George Voinovich for giving me the opportunity to work for him in the 1970s when he was our county auditor and both of us were starting our political careers. Continue reading