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Cleveland Leadership Program Seeks 2017 Applicants

Hilda Abreu is working on a program for locally selected youth in conjunction with Youth Opportunities Unlimited “Mayor’s Neighborhood Corps” program.  The project will run out of Metro West Community Development Office. Hilda is the Neighborhood Partner Manager for the project.

In 2006, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, along with former Cleveland Mayor Michael White, established a leadership training program for engaged community leaders. The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free, 16-session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities.

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Volume 2, Issue 3, Posted 10:28 PM, 06.19.2017

They Put a New Highway Entrance on My Street

Since ejecting myself from the Ohio City Crime Watch page on Facebook, my life has become much calmer, simpler, more enjoyable. However, I do miss the occasional oddball story that’s worth knowing a little bit about, such as the debate over the speed limit on Franklin Ave. and the “vigilante” who took it upon himself to dress up as a city worker and change all the speed limit signs from “35 mph” to “25 mph.” I’ve been living in either Lakewood or Cleveland for the last 9 years and have been using the stretch of Franklin between West 85th and West 25th in varying degrees of regularity, either on foot, my bike, or in my car. I lived on West 52nd for a time, just off of Franklin. I had a number of thoughts about the street and its speed limit over the years, that amount to something like this:

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Volume 2, Issue 2, Posted 10:22 PM, 06.19.2017

Fun with Frames

By Cleveland artist James Quarles

Recently, I attended opening art shows at Spaces in Hingetown and the Canopy on Lorain, both in Ohio City. And come to think of it, I don't think any of the art at either gallery was actually framed, at least in the sense of the craft of framing pictures. Actually, the craft of picture framing is an art in itself, because the frame chosen always changes the meaning of the picture displayed within the frame. For example, a red frame will pick up and emphasize the reds in picture; a big ornate gold frame will make a statement of the picture's importance. The size of the matting matters, too. Really, the frame cannot but help but become part of the picture.

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Volume 2, Issue 1, Posted 10:16 PM, 06.19.2017

Family fun at the Ohio City Games

Photo by Al Fuchs

When Theresa Gorski sets her sights on something, it happens. The energetic, enthusiastic and community-driven Gorski is the owner of Vision Yoga & Wellness on West 25th St. in Ohio City.  Four years ago she had an idea to bring family-friendly, healthy fun to the community. And that is how the Ohio City Games came to be.

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Volume 2, Issue 1, Posted 9:37 PM, 06.11.2017

3D printing and other tech services you didn't know the library offers

Cleveland Public Library has been at the cutting edge of library services since the late 1800’s when it became the first large, urban public library to "open the stacks" to the public. What are "open stacks," you ask?  It is the once radical idea of allowing library patrons to browse the stacks, look at books, and select for themselves what they wanted. Previously—and in many public libraries for years afterwards—patrons had to tell a librarian what book they wanted, or what subject piqued their interest, and a library employee would retrieve books for the patron. Only librarians had direct access to the books. Can you imagine if libraries still worked like this?

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Volume 2, Issue 1, Posted 9:26 PM, 06.11.2017

Sewer Project to Impact Superior Avenue

Superior Ave. traffic restricted to one lane in each direction beginning May 19. 

Ohio City motorists commuting  to downtown Cleveland will be impacted by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Superior Stones Canal CSO Improvements Project. Beginning May 19, 2017, construction will reduce Superior Avenue to one eastbound lane and one westbound lane between W. 6th Street and W. 9th Street.

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Volume 2, Issue 1, Posted 10:37 PM, 06.03.2017

Spring Cleaning for Your Whole Being

Spring is here! Everything’s popping up, sprouting out, and coming to life in all of its brilliance and fecundity, and while I’m certainly excited, there’s still a sluggish part of me that wants to resist leaving my quiet winter cave. In the past, to help me shift my internal landscape, I’ve tried cleanses, and I’ve felt starved, and I’ve panicked, and they didn’t last and didn’t help. But I wanted to do something to ease the discomfort of the seasonal transition and refresh my system, and when I found the simple, nourishing Ayurvedic kitchari cleanse, I knew I was home.

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Volume 1, Issue 1, Posted 4:57 PM, 03.30.2016