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St. Colman Parish celebrates 100th Anniversary of church building with a Day of Music

(Plain Press, July 2018)      On June 9th, St. Colman Parish celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the opening of its church building with a Day of Music. The event began with Irish Dancing in the Church Hall featuring two dancers from Murphy’s Irish Arts Center in Beachwood. The dancers, Don Jacobsen and Ellen Conkey entertained the … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Library aids in creating personal style among its patrons

By Silk Allen (Plain Press, July 2018)      Maybe you aren’t into sewing or knitting, but you still want to make a personal statement with your clothes. The Cleveland Public Library is equipped to handle that. Usually, when you think of the library, you rarely think of fashion and personal style, but the main branch … Continue reading

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

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

Third Friday at West 78th Street Studios

Ukrainian Museum-Archives in Tremont strives to save the ancient art of Pysanky

by Debbie Sadlon (Plain Press, April 2018)       Throughout the Lenten season every year, the Ukrainian Museum- Archives, located at 1202 Kenilworth Avenue in Tremont, offers Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshops. At each workshop, students learn the ancient Ukrainian art of pysanka. According to a pamphlet from the Museum gift shop, pysanka is an intricately decorated … Continue reading

April 2018 Issue of the Plain Press

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Hundreds fill St. Michael’s Church to celebrate the World Day of Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2018)        Hundreds of people filled St. Michael’s Church on Scranton Road on Sunday, January 14th, as the Cleveland Catholic Diocese joined with Catholic dioceses throughout the world in the celebration of the 2018 World Day of Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees. Bishop Nelson Perez celebrated the mass, where those in … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice Winter Cultural Festival

Blue Eyes and the purple pickled eggs

  by B. Chefsky (Plain Press, January 2018)   Marti’s bar was a few doors down from where Ralphie Parker and his family experienced A Christmas Story. Marta Jankowski lived in a colonial-style home across the street from the famous backdrop and vividly remembers when a Hollywood film crew swept in to setup lights back in … Continue reading