When was the last time you showered and dressed by flashlight?  For me it was this morning as large portions of Beachwood were without power.

While my alarm never went off my wife woke up and noticed there was no power and luckily it was only about 30 minutes after I would have gotten up.  I managed to take a shower by flashlight but did not risk shaving while doing so which makes for a rather gruff appearance today. It matches my personality.

Of course the saving grace was not waking up to several if not many inches of snow which clearly is what some are dealing with this morning.  Let’s move on.

During the past nine months during this pandemic I and many others have spent our fair share of time on Netflix and I have binged watched hours and hours of programming.  Thanks to the people at Reelgood I can share with you what were the top 10 TV shows on Netflix in 2020 from late February through early December.

What was really interesting to me was that the #1 show was one I had never heard of but clearly many of you with young children have.  "Cocomelon" tops the list with their animation videos of traditional nursery rhymes and original children’s songs.  While Netflix is known for their original shows their second-most popular one is another licensed series, "The Office," which people still love to watch.

The rest of the top 10 is made up of original programming,  “The Queen’s Gambit” is third followed by “Tiger King” and “Ozark” both of which I enjoyed for different reasons.  Rounding out the top 10 are “Outer Banks,” “The Umbrella Academy,” “Unsolved Mysteries,” “Cobra Kai” and “Love is Blind.”  I know a lot of people are big fans of the award-winning “Schitt’s Creek” and that was ranked 13th.

Many traditions have been scrapped this year due to COVID-19 concerns but the Beachwood Volunteer Fire Company will still conduct their annual Candy Cane Toss this Sunday with some modifications.

For many years Santa would ride on top of a fire truck through town and when he could he would even take pictures with boys and girls.  Unfortunately Santa is unable to stop this year but will be traveling through town and will do his best to toss some candy canes in the direction of children and their parents.

The best way for Beachwood residents to see when and where the “big guy” is on Sunday is to monitor the fire department’s Facebook page.

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