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St. Boniface Parish celebrates the beginning of the Year of the Pig

(Plain Press, March 2019) Over 300 people gathered at St. Boniface Catholic Parish on February 3rdto celebrate the beginning of the lunar new year, Tết Nguyên Đán. The Vietnamese American Apostolate, headed by St. Boniface Pastor Father Hilary Khanh Hai Nguyen, organized the celebration of the new year, the Year of the Pig. Fr. Hilary … Continue reading

Metro West celebrates at its annual meeting

(Plain Press, March 2019)Metro West Community Development Organization held its annual meeting on February 6that the Family Ministry Center on Fulton Road. The meeting included the distribution of its annual report, presentation of awards, and comments from Board Members, Managing Director Ricardo León, Ward 14 Council Representative Jasmin Santana, Ward 3 City Council Representative Kerry … Continue reading

Swift & Co. meatpacking building demolition

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

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

School to Apprenticeship Program offers Max Hayes students a path to become Union Journeymen Sheet Metal Workers

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2018)        On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District CMSD) signed an agreement with the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 33 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC) that will allow students in the Construction Program at Max Hayes High School a direct path into the Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprenticeship … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice Winter Cultural Festival

The Salvation Army for the victims of Hurricane Maria

International Village Festival features storytelling, food and entertainment

(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

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