Snow, Driving and Kids

Caught a rainbow while doing Monday morning dropoffs
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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Though it was a delayed start with hiccups and dustings here and there, the snow has finally returned to Cleveland. In the Heights, one of the struggles of morning routines usually involves dusting off vehicles, cleaning driveways, driving kids to school, driving to work. Unfortunately, no […]

Sponges and Rocks

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True story. My grandmother was a sharecropper. For a span of years, she and my grandfather picked cotton on a parcel of land owned by Mr. Charles in Natchitoches, Louisiana. I remember the day my grandmother showed me a cotton boll and demonstrated how to separate the stems from the cotton from the seeds. My […]

Do Something

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Sitting in the home bleachers of last Friday night’s football game felt like second nature. Football players lining the field and cheerleaders cohesively twisting out incantations.   The band reverberated its cadences as the points for Heights Tigers ticked onward. Friday night football brought back memories of my school days in Louisiana where a rural, racially […]

Heights Observer on the Street

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Perception is reality. Well not really. In theory we understand that what we perceive to be is not always what is so. It’s the reason why job applicants supply work histories and references. It’s why banks look to past credit history and current payment schedules to assess our status. Because what we say, assure and […]

Kudos to The Youth of Coventry

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After a hard day’s work, it takes alot to get me to move from the house. Enter The Youth of Coventry, whose well-thought out, well-approached redress of grievances at Cleveland Heights City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 5th deserved to be supported. The group spoke concerning the amendments to the emergency ordinance youth curfew and […]

Keep Heights Beautiful, Hire a Teenager

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Students, parents, even teachers, are on countdown towards the end of the 2010/2011 school year. With only days left until the chorus of “no more school” rings forth, we’re also days away from another traditional chorus, “I’m bored”. Cleveland Heights and the surrounding area in the summertime are great locations for students looking to utilize […]

Foot Patrol

Two officers stroll Coventry near the Euclid Heights intersection
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Like few areas in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Heights has a unique community that thrives on being pedestrian. Warmer temperatures mean larger crowds eager to enjoy the good weather in and around the more popular areas of the city. Along with them also come the men and women of the Cleveland Heights police department. As quaint […]

Wiley Choir Wins Top Awards

2011 Best Overall Middle School Choir - Wiley Middle School, Music Showcase Festivals, Atlanta, Georgia
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  The charter bus pulled into the dreary and empty parking lot of Wiley Middle School, save a few sporadically parked cars here and there. On board, twenty-four tired and soon to be rain-drenched Wiley Middle school students along with their teachers and chaperons, fresh from their trip to Atlanta, Georgia for the 2011 Music […]