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David Gamble benefit set for February 21st

(Plain Press, February 2013) David Gamble, Tremont resident and community activist, was struck by a vehicle and severely injured while cycling over the Lorain Carnegie Bridge on November 9th. A benefit for Gamble will be held at Sokolowski’s University Inn at 1201 University Road on Thursday, February 21st. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Dinner tickets … Continue reading

Benefit for late Benny Dunlap’s funeral expenses

(Plain Press, February 2013) Family and friends of Benny Dunlap, the late owner of Dunlaps Country Corner, 3258 W. 32nd (at Meyer) are hosting a benefit to help pay for funeral expenses. Dunlap died after a failed liver transplant. The benefit will held on Sunday February 10th at 1 p.m. at Dunlaps Country Corner. Tickets … Continue reading

Education advocate urges a change in national and state educational policy

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2013)  At the January meeting of the Cleveland Education Committee, Jan Resseger, Minister for Public Education and Witness for the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries, spoke of the folly of a national educational policy geared toward test based accountability without demanding investments to provide quality education … Continue reading

Plans call for new Max Hayes to open in Fall of 2015

Plans call for new Max Hayes to open in Fall of 2015 by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2013) Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) officials and Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone hosted a community meeting on December 10th in the Max Hayes High School cafeteria to announce the plans and construction schedule for the new … Continue reading

Tails From the City Volunteers

PHOTO BY DEBBIE SADLON Saturday, January 19, 2013; Tails From the City’s cat shelter, Near West Side of Cleveland: Volunteers Peter Massaro and Ann Damon take care of the cats in the cages in the front room of the shelter.

Rescued cat: Davina

PHOTO BY DEBBIE SADLON Saturday, January 19, 2013; Tails From the City’s cat shelter, Near West Side of Cleveland: Davina, one of the original 106 cats rescued from a hoarding situation on the Near West Side, comes to the front of her cage to check out visitors to the shelter.

Cat in the Window

PHOTO BY DEBBIE SADLON Saturday, January 19, 2013; Tails From the City’s cat shelter, Near West Side of Cleveland: Hershey, a cat socialized enough to roam free, sits atop a pillow by an upstairs window.

Tails From The City provides safe haven for rescued cats on the Near West Side

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2013) On October 5, 2011 at about 3 p.m. in the afternoon, Mike Traut says he learned of a Cleveland Health Department bust of a hoarding situation involving 106 cats. Traut says he and a number of volunteers came together to rescue all 106 cats. They rented a house … Continue reading

Cudell Improvement 2013 Safety Award

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, January, 16, 2013; Cudell Improvement’s 38th Annual Meeting, Brennan’s Party Center, 13000 Triskett Road: Birgit Hilliard of Cudell Improvement and Michael McDonald of Safe-16 accept a Safety Award on behalf of the Security Camera Initiative.

Cudell Improvement celebrates 38th annual meeting

(Plain Press, February 2013) One hundred and twenty residents and stakeholders from the Cudell Improvement service area gathered at Brennan’s Party Center on January 16th for the organization’s 38th annual meeting. They were welcomed to the meeting by Cudell Improvement Executive Director Anita Brindza and Cudell Improvement Board President Daniel Berry. The meeting featured newly … Continue reading