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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

J. Spang Bakery building and Terminal Tower awarded Historic Preservation Tax Credits

(Plain Press, July 2018)      The Ohio Development Services Agency announced on June 20th the awarding of over $30 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of 31 historic buildings in the State of Ohio.    Two projects in the city of Cleveland received funding. One of those two projects, the J. Spang … Continue reading

Antique car purchased for the price of a funeral

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, June 2018)    There’s nothing like a car show, and for Ralph Vicario, there’s nothing like your first car show, especially when your car happens to be a 1930 Ford Deluxe. Vicario entered the car in the 2018 Max Hayes Car Show. Vicario’s story behind his antique is an unusual … Continue reading

Rollin’ Strong as Max Hayes celebrates another car show

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, June 2018)    For Fred Walz, he was looking at five cars which all would receive A’s if they were students sitting in his government and American History class at Max Hayes High School at West 65th Street in Cleveland. But there could only be one winner, so he faced … Continue reading

LaborFest to pay tribute to the Industrial Workers of the World

(Plain Press, October 2017) The Labor Education and Arts Project’s Cleveland LaborFest, on October 13th and 14th, will feature a tribute to The Wobblies, The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Session one will feature a Wobbly Musical Road show on Friday October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Cleveland at 21600 … Continue reading

Father’s Day Historic Walking Tour honors the late Raymond Pianka

(Plain Press, July 2017)     Neighborhood residents and friends of the late Cleveland Housing Court Judge Raymond Pianka filled the atrium at the Gordon Square Arcade on Sunday, June 18th for the kickoff of a Father’s Day Walk in his honor. The Father’s Day Walk, conceived by Ray’s daughter, Kirsten Pianka, featured a historic tour of … Continue reading