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Beyond Outlets’ Love Yourself Program


Homeless Stand Down provides a wealth of resources including haircuts for the homeless

(Plain Press, February 2018)      Homeless people from throughout Greater Cleveland gathered at Public Auditorium at East 6th and Lakeside on January 21st for the Homeless Stand Down led by Hands On Northeast Ohio.  Many individuals and families came away with duffle bags, nap sacks or garbage bags filled with supplies to help sustain them. Among … Continue reading

Cannon-LoPresti & Catavolos Funeral Home Christmas Party

The NRP Group sponsors Habitat for Humanity home on W. 99th Street

    (Plain Press, December 2017)      A fully rehabbed Habitat for Humanity house at 2027 W. 99th Street is now providing a home for a local family. Sponsored by the NRP Group and dedicated at a ceremony on October 26, the house is now the new home of Marketta Ramos and her family. The NRP … Continue reading

Hope for those grieving during the holiday season comes in the most unusual form: A Christmas Tree

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, December 2017)    The sight of a fully decorated Christmas tree is something that many do not expect to see in their local funeral homes. But those in the Lorain-Denison neighborhood would be surprised to not see it, as it has become a symbol of hope during what many describe … Continue reading

West Side Community House’s Summer of Sisterhood

Area around West Boulevard/Cudell Rapid Station called ripe for development

(Plain Press, July 2017)     A study commissioned by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) scored the area around the West Boulevard/Cudell Regional Transit Authority station as one of the top three areas in the city of Cleveland in terms of being ready for Transit Oriented Development. Representatives of AECOM, the company which did the … Continue reading

Men Who Wish to Change helps teens move from numbers to agents of change

by John Kay (Plain Press, June 2017)      In America, our society loves a good success story…the ones that contain second and third chances for any individual. But when it comes to incarceration, it seems that a curtain of doubt and disbelief is held up for those same opportunities. In 2014, a program, Men Who Wish … Continue reading

Cudell Improvement celebrates 42nd annual meeting

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2017)        In his remarks at the beginning of the Cudell Improvement 42nd Annual Meeting on January 25, Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone told of the influence the late Judge Raymond Pianka had on his life. He said, “Ray was like a big brother to me.” He noted that … Continue reading

In Memory-The End of a Century: The Wife of Local Funeral Home Owner, Pauline Martens, passes away at age 100

  by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, February 2017)        It was like a scene from a movie: the landlord’s son falls in love with the tenant’s daughter. But for Pauline Martens, that was the start of her marriage to the late Walter Martens, Sr., the founder of the Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home on … Continue reading