by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, June 2018) Under an overcast sky, the staff of Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home, located on Denison Avenue, laid to rest the cremated remains of six infants whose services the firm had handled but whose remains were never claimed. The stories behind what happened in regards to why these … Continue reading
(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
by Rachel Napolitano (Plain Press, April 2018)The importance of community and the web of relationships that makes up community was the theme of the Cudell Improvement 43rdAnnual Meeting, set by the keynote speaker and in the awarding of the Plain Press’sChuck Hoven the Walter & Pauline Martens Lifetime Achievement Award. In the midst of national … Continue reading
by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2018) I’d like to thank Cudell Improvement and the Martens Family for this honor. Growing up in the St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, I’ve known the Martens Family all my life. My brother, Fran, who is here today, went to school with Michael Martens, Wally’s brother. Because of my … Continue reading
LORAIN BRANCH WORK UNDERWAY NOW – JEFFERSON & CARNEGIE WEST TO FOLLOW (Plain Press, March 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 … Continue reading
by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, December 2017) The sight of a fully decorated Christmas tree is something that many do not expect to see in their local funeral homes. But those in the Lorain-Denison neighborhood would be surprised to not see it, as it has become a symbol of hope during what many describe … Continue reading
(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.