10 reasons why I choose to live in Cleveland Heights

Coventry streetscape
Share this:
LinkedInGoogle+EmailShare

I’ll start out by saying that I recognize that there are many problems in Cleveland Heights, as there are in most communities.  And I agree with others who post on Next Door that our relatively high taxes and the performance of our schools are issues that reduce the desirability of our community to some current […]

Learning from Trick or Treating

Trick-or-treating at Spirit Corner community green space in the Coventry Village neighborhood.
Share this:
LinkedInGoogle+EmailShare

In our Cleveland Heights neighborhoods, most of us live fairly close together.  And when we live close together, we will, for better or worse, be affected by the actions of our neighbors! So in Cleveland Heights, it’s particularly important that our neighborhoods function as communal places, where neighbors communicate and socialize and work together to […]

Share your ideas for creative place-making in the Heights

Bob Brown discusses historical foundations for place-making at the BottleHouse
Share this:
LinkedInGoogle+EmailShare

On October 10, FutureHeights held a public forum at the BottleHouse Brewery and Meadery on elevating areas of our community through creative place-making. Attendees enjoyed hearing from several presenters, each with a unique view on what place-making is and how it can be incorporated into our neighborhoods. Bob Brown discussed historical foundations of place-making and […]

Enjoyable Ghost Stream Bicycle Ride featuring the Dugway Brooks Led by Roy Larick

20171008_142557
Share this:
LinkedInGoogle+EmailShare

  Ghost Stream Bicycle Ride Featuring the Dugway Brooks:  Sunday October 8th. As part of the Fall 2017 local history lectures, Dr. Roy Larick (local author and archaeologist) led a group of 20 plus enthusiasts (and one dog travelling via bicycle basket) around the Heights searching for the above ground pieces of the east and west […]

Cleveland Hts v. Solon: Comparing cost and understanding value

Photo Nov 30, 3 03 43 PM
Share this:
LinkedInGoogle+EmailShare

Now that we’re safely past the election season, maybe we can have a reasonable discussion about taxes. If you say taxes are high in the Heights, heads nod. But what does “taxes are high” mean? To find out, let’s compare some real estate listings from Cleveland Heights, a “taxes are high” place and Solon, a […]

Poetry Friday: Kisha Nicole Foster

Book cover from Kisha Nicole Foster's book of poetry 'Poems 1999 - 2014'
Share this:
LinkedInGoogle+EmailShare

Last night I went to church*. Church in this case was a mixer for Literary Cleveland at Platform Brewery in Ohio City.  It was loud, the beer was flowing, the congregation distracted. Between the words, text and talking – I heard only one voice.  Kisha Nicole Foster on stage, on the altar, her words, her strength. I was […]

ShopCLE: An onslaught of litter every Wednesday

Desota Ave., Nov. 17. There are at least 11 copies in this photo, of which only one made it onto private property. Can you find them all?
Share this:
LinkedInGoogle+EmailShare

Video and photos of the streetscape after weekly distribution of the ShopCLE “shopper” throughout Cleveland Heights. Week after week after week, they drive through our neighborhoods and toss thousands of bagged papers out the window without regard to where they land. Complaints to the Plain Dealer and Northeast Ohio Media Group, which publish this product, are ignored. […]

What comes after the tax increase

hights city hall above
Share this:
LinkedInGoogle+EmailShare

Congratulations Cleveland Heights. We’ve voted ourselves a tax increase. Nobody wants to pay more taxes, but by a vote of 7,573-5,135, the select group of residents who bothered to go to the polls on election day determined that it’s in the best interest of the city. I happen to agree. But here’s a message for City […]

Tussie-Mussie?

My first attempt. Success!
Share this:
LinkedInGoogle+EmailShare

Saturday, October 10th at the Cleveland Botanical Garden marked the Western Reserve Herb Society’s 70th Annual Herb Fair.  A celebration of herbs in all forms and varieties was on display with a myriad of activities (make your own herb vinegars and meat rubs) to delicious baked goods and exquisite jams for sale.  It was a […]