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Sarah Johanek brings home a gold Medal

(Plain Press, September 2018)  Near West Side resident Sarah Johanek’s rowing team won a gold medal for the United States of America in the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Poznan, Poland in late July. Johanek, a junior at Rutgers University, started rowing in her freshman year at St. Joseph’s Academy in Cleveland. Johanek was … Continue reading

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

County Medical Examiner shares thoughts on how to intervene to prevent more overdoses

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)           It is a topic Doctor Thomas Gilson is passionate about. It shows in every presentation he gives. Yet, people in his county, young and old, are still dying. The numbers are still rising. He wonders as many others do in law enforcement-what else can they do to stop … Continue reading

A rare piece of World War II history dances into Cleveland on “laughter-silvered wings”

Thursday, May 31, 2018; Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 N. Marginal Road: “Doc” a World War II B-29 Superfortress, stopped in Cleveland during its 2018 summer tour. “Doc” is one of two B-29’s still flying. By Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)           A rare sight to behold arrived in the warm afternoon of May 31 at … Continue reading

The passing of the torch at West Side Community House

By Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)     “We’re here to honor the career, the passion and the legacy of Dawn Kolograf, our fearless leader for twenty-seven-years.” proclaims Rachelle Milner, acting as Master of Ceremonies for the celebration to honor Dawn Kolograf’s retirement from the West Side Community House. “This has been an awesome experience, and … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Station of Hope

Saturday, May 5, 2018; Cleveland Public Theatre’s presentation of Station of Hope, a celebration of hope, a dialogue for change, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Church Avenue: Lynette Turner, a member of CMHA Voices belts out a tune. The CMHA Voices are a mixed voice choir made up of housing professionals who work in various departments … Continue reading

Soap Box Derby-Local Championship Races

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Cleveland Area Soap Box Derby Track, just North of the West Shoreway near W. 49th Street, the Local Championship Races took place. The winner of the Stock Division was Andrew Sakeagak. The Super Stock Division winner was Kendyll Carsaro. Andrew and Kendyll will advance to Akron, where they … Continue reading

Stockyard Bike-A-Thon

The Stockyard Bike-A-Thon took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Clark School, 5550 Clark Avenue. Sponsors and partners of the Bike-A-Thon provided children under the age of ten with new bicycle helmets. Photos by Victoria Shea

Tremont Gardener’s and Friends of Lincoln Park’s joint flower, herb, vegetable and garden sale

Tremont Gardener’s and Friends of Lincoln Park’s joint flower, herb, vegetable and garden sale took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Lincoln Park, W. 14th and Kenilworth Photo’s by Victoria Shea

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