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Literary Cleveland Free All Day Workshop

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Talespinner Children’s Theatre

Gigi’s Playhouse offers a place to learn and grow for individuals with Down Syndrome

  by M. Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, August 2017)   I walked into Gigi’s Playhouse and was greeted by friendly faces.  Gigi’s Playhouse is nestled in a strip of stores on Detroit Road in Lakewood, Ohio.  I was given a tour by the site coordinator, Elizabeth Maxwell, and we discussed the success of the achievement … Continue reading

Dyngus Day

Mike Wolfe of HISTORY’S American Pickers to Appear at the Variety Theatre to announce winner of This Place Matters campaign

(Plain Press, May 2017)       Mike Wolfe, creator and star of HISTORY’s popular TV series American Pickers, will appear at the Variety Theatre, 11835 Lorain Avenue, on June 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., to announce that the restoration of the theatre and complex is the official winner of his This Place Matters national competition. The … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Fellows

Reader recommends Citizen Police Academy as means to bridge gap between police and community

To the Editor, (Plain Press, March 2017) Regarding the photo exhibition put together by Al Wasco and featured in the February issue of the Plain Press– in 1999, I had an idea similar to Mr. Wasco’s so I enrolled in Cleveland’s Citizen Police Academy, hoping to encourage communication between police and minorities, outcasts, the psychiatrically-labeled … Continue reading

Offended by Black and Blue Side By Side

To the  Editor: (Plain Press, March 2017)             I attended the discussion at the Black and Blue Side By Side exhibit which you pictured in the February 2017 Volume 44 edition of the Plain Press. Portraying black male subjects with police officers seems to be an attempt to gloss over the many instances of the crimes … Continue reading

Metro West celebrates its annual meeting & introduces its new logo

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2017)        The Metro West Community Development Office’s annual meeting on January 26th began with Managing Director Adam Stalder talking about the organization’s new name and how happy he is not to have to say Stockyard, Clark Fulton, Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office anymore. The meeting ended with Stalder unveiling … Continue reading