The world of Crowdfunding: Local Interests and Beyond

Geek A Week © Len Peralta
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Today we have a trend in accessing funds from friends and other interested parties via the internet in the concept of crowdfunding.  Crowdfunding is where your friends are the capital.  You state your project and ask for their financial help in achieving your project goals.  I recently ventured into the crowfunding world and found three […]

Schooled by Tali Nay | A Memoir

Schooled by Tali Nay
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Recently I sat at a local author’s table at Appletree Books selling my picture book, The Porch Dream, and met a wonderful local author, Tali Nay.  Tali’s book “Schooled” is a memoir of her younger years up to the present – which I found fascinating because she is so young.  Long ago memoirs were the […]

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 […]

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 […]

On the persistence of dandelions

One (of several) that got away.
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I have turned into one of those gardeners—the kind who pours through early-arriving plant catalogs to get through the long winter months when hands-on gardening is impossible. (Houseplants are no substitute, and seem to require a different kind of green thumb than I possess.) This year’s warm and extended early spring gave me fleeting hope that […]

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 […]

A great day for a haircut for a cause

SAMSUNG
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On Sunday, March 11, my 14-year-old son sat to have his head shaved in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser for childhood cancer research. Usually I keep my family out of my public posts. But Adam is such a sport and, frankly, he looks pretty good with a tight shave. Below is the “before” photo. That’s […]