(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
(Plain Press, December 2017) Urban Community School and Urban Squash Cleveland broke ground in late October for Urban Squash Cleveland’s Youth Development Center. Urban Community School President Tom Gill says the new 10,000 square foot building will be on Lorain Avenue at W. 47th Street. Gill says the brick on the new building will … Continue reading
(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
(Plain Press, October 2017) The International Village Festival held at the Michael Zone Recreation Center on September 17th featured storytelling, sharing of cultural foods and entertainment. Esther Ngemba, now a high school student at St. Joseph Academy, was one of the storytellers sharing her story with those in attendance. Ngemba recalled the violence in the … Continue reading
(Plain Press, August 2017) In the print edition of the July 2017 Plain Press in an article entitled Father’s Day Historic Walking Tour honors the late Housing Court Judge Raymond Pianka, the first name of Ray Pianka’s daughter is wrong. The correct name is Kirsten Pianka.
(Plain Press, August 2017) Shayna Muckerheide, manager of the Lorain Branch of the Cleveland Public Library at 8216 Lorain Avenue for the past two and a half years, announced that she has accepted a temporary position as Adult Outreach Coordinator in the Cleveland Public Library’s Outreach & Program Services Department.