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Cleveland Public Theatre’s Station of Hope

Saturday, May 5, 2018; Cleveland Public Theatre’s presentation of Station of Hope, a celebration of hope, a dialogue for change, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Church Avenue: Lynette Turner, a member of CMHA Voices belts out a tune. The CMHA Voices are a mixed voice choir made up of housing professionals who work in various departments … Continue reading

Ontario Stone

Saturday, May 19, 2018:, Ontario Stone, 1246 River Road: Residents of the Ohio City neighborhood met in May to discuss air quality problems stemming from blowing sand and dirt from the piles of sand and gravel at Ontario Stone. Photos by Victoria Shea

Soap Box Derby-Local Championship Races

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Cleveland Area Soap Box Derby Track, just North of the West Shoreway near W. 49th Street, the Local Championship Races took place. The winner of the Stock Division was Andrew Sakeagak. The Super Stock Division winner was Kendyll Carsaro. Andrew and Kendyll will advance to Akron, where they … Continue reading

Stockyard Bike-A-Thon

The Stockyard Bike-A-Thon took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Clark School, 5550 Clark Avenue. Sponsors and partners of the Bike-A-Thon provided children under the age of ten with new bicycle helmets. Photos by Victoria Shea

Tremont Gardener’s and Friends of Lincoln Park’s joint flower, herb, vegetable and garden sale

Tremont Gardener’s and Friends of Lincoln Park’s joint flower, herb, vegetable and garden sale took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Lincoln Park, W. 14th and Kenilworth Photo’s by Victoria Shea

Antique car purchased for the price of a funeral

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, June 2018)    There’s nothing like a car show, and for Ralph Vicario, there’s nothing like your first car show, especially when your car happens to be a 1930 Ford Deluxe. Vicario entered the car in the 2018 Max Hayes Car Show. Vicario’s story behind his antique is an unusual … Continue reading

Rollin’ Strong as Max Hayes celebrates another car show

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, June 2018)    For Fred Walz, he was looking at five cars which all would receive A’s if they were students sitting in his government and American History class at Max Hayes High School at West 65th Street in Cleveland. But there could only be one winner, so he faced … Continue reading

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program graduate praises program RECRUITMENT UNDERWAY FOR 2018 CLASS

(Plain Press, June 2018)    With recruiting underway for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP), the program highlighted a past graduate who exemplifies the work that program participants do in the community. Letitia Lopez is the person on the Near West Side that the program chose to highlight this year. Lopez is the Executive … Continue reading

Poor People’s Campaign marches on statehouse in Columbus as part of a national campaign

(Plain Press, June 2018)    Poor people, clergy and advocates on behalf of the Poor People’s Campaign have marched on the Ohio Capital for three consecutive weeks, in a non-violent fashion, to demand that state officials address the needs of the poor in Ohio. The first Ohio protest, which took place on May 14, approximately 100 … Continue reading

Sweet Dreams Little Ones: Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home lay to rest unclaimed infant remains

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, June 2018)    Under an overcast sky, the staff of Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home, located on Denison Avenue, laid to rest the cremated remains of six infants whose services the firm had handled but whose remains were never claimed. The stories behind what happened in regards to why these … Continue reading

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