Remembering a father, an Olympian, an inspiration to many

The Olympic Bronze Medal
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“The throwing having begun, I put on a borrowed pair of shoes, the first I ever wore. I was feeling great…”  -Eugene Oberst, 1924 Olympic Bronze medalist This year marks 88 years since Eugene Oberst won a bronze medal in the javelin throw at the 1924 Olympics in Paris.  Mr. Oberst was the first American […]

Michelangelo Lovelace, Sr. – Urban Wonder

An amazing exhibit you will not want to miss.
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  Last Friday I experienced urban wonder. Passionate – color filled – electric energy – urban wonder.  Just shy of Little Italy at the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve  I attended an amazing retrospective exhibition of the Art of Michelangelo Lovelace, Sr. Michelangelo’s work is vibrant with life, color, love – the public life of […]

A MOMENT WITH…Michael Ruhlman

Top Chef
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Michael Ruhlman is the author of nine books including Ratio, Charcuterie, and The Soul of a Chef, as well as the co-author of seven cookbooks written with notable chefs, including The French Laundry Cookbook.  He regularly writes about food for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, on the web at Ruhlman.com and other food journals.  He has appeared as a judge on Iron […]

If Only | Polaroid had hired… me!

Bella Dog
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Remember taking a polaroid?  Gosh it seems like awhile ago.  Click!…  and after it shot out of the camera … you might have waved it around as the crowd of friends around you eagerly waited for it to develop?  Well recently – I’ve been waving my cell phone around taking photos with the uber cool […]

A Moment with … Antonio Pompa-Baldi

Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra
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Born and raised in Foggia, Italy, Antonio Pompa-Baldi first came to the U.S. in 1999 to participate in the Cleveland International Piano Competition in which he then won First Prize.  Shortly there after he and his wife, Italian pianist Emanuela Friscioni, decided to make Cleveland Heights their home. Mr. Pompa-Baldi has toured extensively in four […]

A Moment with… Emily Dunford Hubbard

Photo courtsey Emily Dunford Hubbard
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Emily Dunford Hubbard presently is taking time to raise her two children in the Heights with her husband.  Emily also serves as an academic tutor and was most recently an elementary teacher at Saint Ann’s School (Communion of Saints).  She holds a Masters in Education from Tufts University. What keeps you busy during the day?  […]

A Moment with… Mary Dunbar

Council woman Mary Dunbar
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A MOMENT WITH…MARY DUNBAR Over the next four posts I am highlighting four individuals who live in the Heights and have graciously agreed to be interviewed about their interest and love of the Heights. In January 2012, Mary Dunbar started a four-year term as a Cleveland Heights City Council Member.  She is President of the […]

International Day of Women: It’s Today! March 8th

Poster for Women's Day, March 8, 1914. Claming voting right for women.
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Just a short while ago a woman was unable to vote.  The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was passed in 1920 (ratified August 18th).  Can you really imagine that time? I doubt it, at least for the younger readers.   Can you imagine someone telling you NO! your opinion, your thought does not matter. […]

New Year, New Cup, New Me.

The Retirement Plan © Tiffany Laufer
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Four years ago I started a new tradition in my life. Each January, maybe even in December I start looking around, lingering in consignment shops or window shopping even at big box Crate and Barrel type stores – I’m not ruling anything out.  I’m searching for the right one.  It’s not a man or dress […]

Coffee for the Common Woman | Part 2

Cuppa! Goodness.
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One of the earliest credible descriptions of the experience of drinking coffee comes from german physcian and botanist, Leonhard Rauwolf in the 1500’s.  He described coffee as “almost as black as ink and very good in illness…” Leonhard was a people watcher. Just like myself, sitting here in Luna Bakery – I too am keen […]