Oakwood: The developer is starting to sound angry

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The rhetoric around the Oakwood project is starting to get silly. Opponents of the development are distributing information that says it will destroy the community, which strikes me as hyperbole. And they’ve declared that because nobody is denying a rumor that Wal-Mart will occupy the space, then it’s a done deal that Wal-Mart will occupy […]

Cleveland Int’l Film Festival Opener “Hamill”

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The Cleveland International Film Festival is just about 2 weeks away and I can’t wait already.This year, the festival takes over all the theaters in Tower City, so it will be bigger than ever.  As recently as 10 years ago, they only showed a measly three films at a time. Now viewers have a choice […]

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.

Come Together, Right Now

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Joanne who is Chinese and works at Aryoshi on Lee, called around lunch time to ask for help.  I’m certain Joanne is her Anglicized name, at least her nom du chef.  Her daughter’s laptop was under the omnipotent rule of an infection masquerading as an anti-virus tool. It had taken over the machine, and under no […]

Power networking for sustainability

Holly Harlan at Sustainable Heights networking event
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A 14-ton garbage truck averages 72 feet between each start and stop – and 80 percent of the heat generated in braking can be recaptured and redirected into the next acceleration. The city doesn’t want to be on the leading edge of such technology.

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 […]