BAY VILLAGE, Ohio - She's America's favorite TV sitcom mom and a Bay Village native.
On Tuesday night, Patricia Heaton came home to give a local arts project some love.
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Heaton, the star of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' and her current ABC sitcom 'The Middle' was the featured guest of a fundraiser for BAYarts. Hosted by journalist and broadcast legend Dick Feagler, the two sat side by side on stage.
They entertained the crowd with stories ranging from Heaton's book, 'Motherhood and Hollywood: How to Get a Job Like Mine', to her varied jobs and career path.
Heaton studied journalism at Ohio State, but changed her path and moved to New York City.
Among her jobs, she had been a news film editor her at WEWS in the late 70s.
The event was held in a tent in front of Fuller House on the BAYarts campus on Lake Road in Bay Village. It was the kick off for fundraising for the house's restoration.
The historic Fuller House was moved by barge on Lake Erie in 1984. Space inside the house will be used for galleries and artist studios.
For more information on BAYarts visit BAYarts.net .
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