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Friends of Lake Avenue Bridge seek support for bridge improvements

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)        A newly formed group, Friends of Lake Avenue Bridge, is working to gain community support and additional funds for an effort to make major improvements to the railroad bridge on Lake Avenue between Desmond Avenue and Viking Road, just east of the Shoreway entrance.     According to group member Nikki … Continue reading

Art House receives Stand for the Arts Award

(Plain Press, November 2018)        Over seventy friends and supporters of Art House gathered at its facility at 3119 Denison Avenue on October 20th, for a Stand for the Arts Award Ceremony honoring Art House. Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, and local cable provider, Spectrum, hosted the invitation-only, catered event which included the presentation of a … Continue reading

Local team plans to compete in international adult literacy competition

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)       A representative of an international organization came to Cleveland in September hoping to work with Cleveland organizations with adult literacy programs to show them how their efforts to reach adult learners can be vastly increased. The organization, XPRIZE, which designs and operates world changing incentive competitions, hopes to be … Continue reading

Ask A Stylist

by Silk Allen Dear Lady Silk, (Plain Press, November 2018) I’m a thirty-nine-year old man that likes to go out with my girlfriend and I have a hard time understanding what clothing styles work best for me. I’m not trying to dress super flashy like the young guys I see with the loud tight shirts and … Continue reading

Orchard School hosts Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education meeting

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)        The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Board of Education held a meeting at Orchard School on Bailey Avenue in the Ohio City neighborhood on October 23. Orchard Principal Kathryn Francis and CMSD Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Gordon noted, to those present, that Orchard had become an Apple Distinguished … Continue reading

Citizens United for Tax Fairness plans another meeting to explain process of challenging property tax appraisals

(Plain Press, November 2018)        In late August, Citizens United for Tax Fairness (CUTF) held a public meeting to address what many homeowners felt were unfair appraisals of their properties by Cuyahoga County. CUTF also hoped that Cuyahoga County officials attending the meeting could address confusing information about how homeowners could challenge their property tax evaluations.    CUTF … Continue reading

Questioning Councilman McCormack’s response to Market Square Park shooting

To the Editor (Plain Press, November 2018)In early October, two members of our near west side community were victims of a crime when they were shot during an argument at Market Square Park. These two people live, work, and volunteer in our community and support their families and friends in our community. You would not know that … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County Provides Funding for Temporary Housing and Substance Abuse Treatment Services for Homeless Men

(Plain Press, November 2018)        Cuyahoga County announced it is continuing its efforts to provide temporary housing and Alcohol and Other Drug treatment for homeless men. In October, the County’s Board of Control approved a $70,000 contract amendment with Stella Maris, bringing the total contract amount to $265,000. Stella Maris provides temporary housing for homeless men referred … Continue reading

It’s Medicare open enrollment season: Here’s what you need to know

by Janet Trautwein (Plain Press, November 2018) Medicare’s Annual Election Period is here. Seniors are choosing their Medicare plans for 2019. They’ll have to make their selections by December 7 for coverage that takes effect January 1. The enrollment process will be different than previous years. This time, seniors will have the chance to “test-drive” … Continue reading

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