What REALLY goes on at Heights High

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Local blogger Jan Resseger spent the better part of a school day observing the goings on at Cleveland Heights High School. A friend pointed out her blog and suggested I post it here. I’m happy to oblige: Yesterday through a lucky coincidence I spent the morning visiting Cleveland Heights High School.  Ours is an inner-ring […]

Residents have questions for CH-UH Board of Education candidates

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At the Oct. 8 Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and FutureHeights, I moderated both the CH-UH Board of Education and the CH City Council sections. There were many questions directed to the candidates for CH-UH Board of Education that we didn’t have time for them all so I’m posting all of […]

Residents have questions for Cleveland Heights City Council candidates

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At the Oct. 8 Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and FutureHeights, I moderated both the CH-UH Board of Education and the CH City Council sections. There were so many questions directed to the candidates for CH City Council that we didn’t have time for them all so I’m posting all of […]

The Summer Swing: The rewards of interning small

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FutureHeights intern Simone Jasper writes about her experience working on the Heights Observer: By Simone Jasper This summer, I have another opportunity to intern at The Heights Observer, a community-based newspaper that serves two Cleveland, Ohio, suburbs. I first interned at the newspaper for my high school senior project, and I returned this summer because the […]

Wanted: New Playing Fields that are Good for our Community’s Fiscal and Physical Health

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Over the last two decades, I’ve worked as an early childhood educator and as a volunteer advocating for  policies and practices that support the well-being of all children. To my mind, children’s well-being is inextricably linked to public health and environmental issues so I’ve accumulated a bit of information about these and have developed a […]

Mamai Theatre Company launches its inaugural season

Co-founder of Maimai Theatre Company
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They say that necessity is the mother of invention. And they, whoever they are, were right. What were we waiting for? That was the recurring question that finally demanded an answer the summer of 2010 for myself and a group of close friends and artistic collaborators who would become the co-founders of Mamaí Theatre Company. […]

Library Saving Money through Efficient Building Design

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Heights Observer blogger Fran Mentch recently shared her perspective on Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Facilities Master Plan and building a new South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch. Cuyahoga County Public Library appreciates the opportunity to respond to the issues she raised and share information about the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch project, which has the full support of Mayor Welo […]

School facilities master plan is flawed

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In regard to the Facilities Plan the Cleveland Heights–University Heights School Board voted to fund with a bond issue this November, this plan is not “comprehensive”.  I know what the Citizens Committee meant when they wrote comprehensive – I believe I was the one who suggested that word.  This plan does not include Taylor, the […]