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Cleveland Public Library’s capital projects; Jefferson Branch repairs are underway

(Plain Press, May 2018)       As Cleveland Public Library approaches its 150th anniversary, the Library is embarking on an ambitious, multiyear capital project to ensure its neighborhood branch libraries can continue to function as safe, inclusive, and sustainable environments. The first phase of this two-pronged revitalization project will address critical repairs to ten branches located throughout … Continue reading

COMMUNITY BOARD: FEBRUARY 2018

The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. Printing for it is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters. ARTS AND CULTURE TRANSFORMER STATION. Eating Atom Bombs by Dana Schutz speaks to the precariousness of our current … Continue reading

The Plain Press seeks your help

Dear Plain Press Readers and Supporters, (Plain Press, December 2017)      This year marks the 46th anniversary of the Plain Press, a free community newspaper founded in 1971 to present issues and community news to residents of Cleveland’s west side.  In 2017, the Plain Press continues its mission of presenting issues and news at no … Continue reading

In Memory: Norman Wolfe

(Plain Press, September 2017)       The Near West Side and Cleveland lost a tenacious activist and advocate for the issues of low income Clevelanders when Norman Wolfe died on August 4. Formerly homeless himself, Norman Wolfe became a long-time advocate for homeless individuals and homeless issues. Recognizing his many contributions, the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the … Continue reading

2017 Plain Press Community Guide

            EMERGENCY NUMBERS Bellefaire JBC Homeless & Missing Youth 24/7 Hotline http://www.saveCLEkids.org………….. 570-8010 Fire • Police • Medical………………………………………….911 Poison Control Center……………..…….1-800-222-1222 Frontline Services 24/7 Crisis Hotline   ….……623-6888 http://www.frontlineservice.org RTA Police………………………………………. 566-5163 United Way First Call for Help …..436-2000 ……or…..211   ABUSE Adult Abuse Hotline (Cuyahoga Cty DSAS)…..420-6700 Child Abuse Hotline…………………………696-KIDS … Continue reading

COMMUNITY BOARD FEBRUARY 2017

  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARTS AND CULTURE SPACES Announces 2017 Exhibitions
 On view January 27 – March 25. R&D: Imani Roach (Philadelphia, PA), Havens.   Based on the recently digitized Jim Crow-era travel guides known as The Negro Motorist Green Book, Imani Roach will … Continue reading

COMMUNITY BOARD OCTOBER 2016

A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. CHILDREN CHILDREN’S CHOIR at the Archwood UCC. Rehearsals will be held every Saturday through December 17th: 10:30 am snacks, and 11:am-noon rehearsal.  Christmas Concert date to be determined.   2804 Archwood Ave.  Choir Director Lindsay Rader.  Information:  estherbaruja@gmail.com or cell 312/320-1341 … Continue reading

COMMUNITY BOARD SEPTEMBER 2016

  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. AGING CLEVELAND SENIOR WALK—a free one- or two-mile fun walk–is scheduled for September 15 at Mall C in Downtown Cleveland. (Rain location is inside Public Hall.)  registration and health screenings at 8:45 am, program at 9 am, and walk … Continue reading

SELF-DEFENSE CORNER

by DL White (Plain Press, March 2016) Picture it! You are driving down a back highway through a rural area. Trees line the road and the red orange sun is settling behind the mountain. Suddenly a deer jumps out of the shadows and runs across your path. Your heart is pounding wildly as you swerve … Continue reading

COMMUNITY BOARD: MARCH 2016

A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARTS AND CULTURE CALL FOR ARTISTS!  THE 29TH ANNUAL CLIFTON ARTS & MUSICFEST, which will be held  on Saturday, June 18th, is looking for fine artists and craftspersons to display and sell their work. Go to http://cudell.com/artsfest.asp for an application.  The event … Continue reading

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