Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Have you purchased your Super Raffle tickets yet? Live drawing on March 15

Do you dream of going on a cruise or taking vacations to Florida, South Carolina or Chicago?

How about driving a 2013 Ford Focus, flying across the country or training with a personal trainer at the gym for one year?

Now is your chance to do all of the above as United Way of Lake County's Super Raffle tickets are now on sale!

This year's Super Raffle consists of 59 prizes, which were generously donated from area businesses.

In 2011, Super Raffle raised more than $55,000.

Tickets for Super Raffle are $5 each or six for $25. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 440.352.3166 or in person at United Way of Lake County's office, 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor, OH 44060.

Money raised during Super Raffle benefits 74 partner programs that United Way of Lake County funds. These programs focus on senior citizens, health & human Services, children & families and basic needs.

A live drawing will take place on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. the Great Lakes Mall in Mentor. If present at the live drawing, winners can pick from available prizes. A separate drawing for the Ford Focus will be held at United Way of Lake County's Celebrity Server event, which is Thursday, March 14, 2013 at LaMalfa.

Top prizes include:
  • 2013 Ford Focus 2-year lease OR $5,000 cash option from Classic Automotive Group
  • Five-day Cruise from Asa Cox Homes
  • Harbour Town, SC Vacation from The Crockett Team
  • Hilton Head, SC Vacation from Right Track Benefits
  • Chicago, IL Weekend Getaway including a Ladies & Gentleman Salon & Spa day and tickets to The Second City
  • Isle of Tierra Verde, FL Vacation from Frank and Jane Kaim
  • Disney World Vacation
  • Fort Myers, FL Vacation from Stanley Steamer
  • 14 Lake County Captains Loge Tickets from Lake Health
  • One Year of Massages from Ladies & Gentlemen Salon & Spa
  • Beauty for a Year from Jenniffer & Co.
  • One Year Fitworks Membership with Personal Trainer from Mentor Fitworks
  • Six VASER Shape Treatments from Vanek Plastic Surgery
  • Laser Hair Removal and DermaSweep from Dr. Janet Blanchard
  • Laser Hair Removal Package from North Coast Laser Cosmetics
  • iPad2 from The Lubrizol Corporation
  • One Year of Free Lawn Mowing from Sharp Edge Tree & Landscape
  • Airline tickets from STERIS
To see all 59 prizes, visit

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Local physicians to host Food & Wine event Friday at Match Works Tavern

Local physicians will be hosting a February Food and Wine event this Friday night (February 15) at 6 p.m. at the wonderful Match Works Tavern in Mentor.

Dr. Janet Blanchard, Dr. Lori Stevic-Rust and Dr. Paul Vanek have teamed up to organize an evening of fine food, wine tasting stations and music to raise money for United Way of Lake County.

A local pianist will set the mood as guests are invited to mingle and sample eight different wines paired with appetizer and dessert stations. Dinner selections will be prepared by Chef Tom Quick and will include Angus beef short rib, grilled Vancouver salmon or rosemary and goat cheese macaroni and cheese.

Tickets for the event are $100 per person. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Kristin Kozar at 440.639.4583 or

For more information about Match Works Tavern, view their website.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Roast of Conrad Straube is TONIGHT!

United Way of Lake County is hosting its first ever Roast tomorrow night at Pine Ridge Country Club.

Have you ever been cited in Willoughby for speeding? No turn signal? Noise? Imbibing?

Get the last laugh Friday night as several members of the community roast retired Police Chief Conrad Straube.

In this fun filled Happy Hour event, we will hold the chief's feet to the fire and find out the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth on what really goes down at the station.

Roasters for the event are: Kay Malec, Don Lewis, Ray Somich, Dick Sherwood, Kyle Trimboli and Jack Beckwith before turning it over to Conrad Straube himself for the last laugh. The roast will be hosted by Rick Cooper.

Proceeds from this event will benefit fallen Willoughby Police Officer Jason Gresko and United Way of Lake County funded programs.

The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 pre-order and $30 at the door.

For more information or to order tickets, call Annie Bontempo at 440.639.1203 or