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 […]

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 great day for a haircut for a cause

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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 […]

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 […]

Fun with Google maps

Cumberland Park 'flyover'
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Every now and then I’ll do a “flyover” of the neighborhood. It can reveal some interesting details that a lifetime here hasn’t otherwise made known. For instance, this view of the area surrounding Cumberland Park offered an intriguing bare spot, just west of the pool, through the otherwise dense canopy of trees.   On closer […]

World class speed skating in the neighborhood

Elite women in the ready position for the start of a 1000-meter quarter-final heat. They'll travel the .62 miles in a bit over 90 seconds.
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Few people know that the north rink (the new one) in the Cleveland Heights Community Center has served for the past few years as a hub of international-level short-track speedskating. Last weekend (October 29-30), it hosted the American Cup, which brought elite-level skaters from across the United States and Canada in the early stages of […]