Random access Oakwood questions

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Oakwood redux The historic Oakwood Country Club, a swath of 150 acres of beautiful open space straddling Cleveland Heights and South Euclid, was sold to local developer First Interstate Properties on December 31. Two weeks later the South Euclid City Council began the rezoning process of 40 acres of residentially zoned land to build big […]

Where did YOU go to high school?

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When the bride’s father, Mel, asked about Yiddishe Cup’s fees, he mentioned his grandmother had baby-sat Joel Grey (Mickey Katz’s son).  Mel asked if Yiddishe Cup knew any Mickey Katz tunes. I said, “We play more Mickey Katz songs than anybody in the world! You’ve heard us, right?” No, he hadn’t. I said, “Have you […]

Land use forum shows need for regional planning

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by Deanna Bremer Fisher A standing room-only crowd of more than 150 people attended the FutureHeights forum on land use and development on Thursday, April 17 at Forest Hill Church in Cleveland Heights. While Cleveland Heights residents made up the majority of attendees, several South Euclid and University Heights residents also attended. Mark Chupp, a […]

Books: An excerpt from John Stark Bellamy’s latest

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Author John Stark Bellamy II, Cleveland’s master of mystery and mayhem, comes by his taste for the sensational honestly, having grown up reading stories about Cleveland crime and disaster written by his grandfather, Paul, who was editor of the Plain Dealer, and his father, Peter, who wrote for the Cleveland News and the Plain Dealer. […]

The outspoken Sam Bell on sustainability

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Video of Sam Bell on sustainability Lusty Wrench’s Sam Bell – who makes a living fixing cars – believes the private automobile is fundamentally unsustainable. Hear that and other key insights on sustainability in his shop, in City Hall and elsewhere. This was delivered at the Sustainable Heights event held 3/2/11 at Menu 6. This […]

Tommy’s owner Tom Fello speaks on sustainability

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Video of Tommy Fellow on sustainability Tommy talks about how sustainability governs his business practices. This is one in a series of videos from the event. Here’s another, of E4S Founder Holly Harlan; and one of Tom Fello, owner of Tommy’s restaurant.

Acclaimed local speaker Bruce Hennes at HCC next week

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I almost hate to receive the bi-weekly Crisis Comm & Media Relations E-Newsletter from Bruce Hennes. It never fails to contain interesting and surprising perspectives, often sending me off on a train of thought to consider something in a different way. This of course means I find myself taking time that I hadn’t planned on.Inflatable […]

Diamonds in our Midst

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It is understandable if Heights residents occasionally take for granted some of our community’s most remarkable assets.  I was reminded of that yesterday when, on a beautifully sunny late morning, I found myself on the campus of John Carroll University with some time to kill. I had just finished taping a radio show in the […]