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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

Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice Holiday Peace Festival and Bazaar

Literary Cleveland launches Gordon Square Review

(Plain Press, December 2017)      Literary Cleveland launched the first edition of the Gordon Square Review at a November 9th party at the Happy Dog on W. 58th and Detroit Avenue. The new literary magazine plans to showcase emerging writers nationwide and provide a spotlight to Northeast Ohio writers. The inaugural issue of the biannual … Continue reading

Campaign underway to repair “It’s Up to Us” mural

(Plain Press, December 2017)      Metro West Community Development Organization has started a fundraising campaign at http://www.ioby.org to help raise $10,335 to repair the “It’s Up to Us” mural at Clark and W. 25th Street. Funds raised will also be used to add more security and lighting around the mural.  The campaign is titled: “It’s … Continue reading

Cleveland artists to raise funds to help Puerto Rican hurricane victims

(Plain Press, December 2017)      Puerto Rico was ravaged by hurricane Maria, leaving millions in need of shelter, water and other goods. Local artists Eileen Sheehan and Linda Zolten Wood are coming together to help to help families in need on the island through an event called CLE ART for Puerto Rico. The upcoming event … Continue reading

Near West Theatre hires a new Managing Director

(Plain Press, November 2017)      Near West Theatre has hired Mike Obertacz to fulfill the role of Managing Director to succeed founder and executive director, Stephanie Morrison Hrbek. Obertacz began his tenure on October 11, 2017 as the theatre commences its fortieth season. Obertacz will lead Near West Theatre in partnership with Bob Navis, Jr., … Continue reading

Building needed for installation of West Side Recovery Mural

(Plain Press, November 2017) The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County is seeking location on the West Side of Cleveland to place a mural with a similar message to the “Treatment Works, People Recover” mural installed on E. 55th just north of Euclid Avenue. The mural has been completed on … Continue reading

Colgate Court at W. 76th Ripcho mural

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