Counterpoints to Heights Observer article on Renovated High School

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I noticed the recent Heights Observer article: “Renovated high school on track for August 2017 completion” http://www.heightsobserver.org/read/2016/09/30/renovated-high-school-on-track-for-august-2017-completion The sentence “The building will be one of the most energy-efficient high schools in the nation.” is in error. There is no evidence to support that sentence. The Sustainability Working Group (SWG) reviewed the design in July-August 2015 […]

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?
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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. […]

Tips to Attract Pollinators – A Critical Link to Garden Productivity

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The seed catalogs are here. Despite the cold, the buds are swelling on trees and shrubs; birds sing louder in the mornings. Time for the home gardener to think about pollinators critters necessary for the reproduction of flowering plants. Result – those ripe fat tomatoes you plan to enjoy in August. Abundant and healthy populations […]

Millikin should not be sold. It is valuable public property and should remain public property.

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The CH-UH School Board recently released a statement about Millikin School. Their complete statement is at the end of this blog. The short version is that Mosdos says it does not want to follow through with their plan to lease the building for 30 years for $1 a year and to put $1.5 million in […]

Golden Hour: A Wine and Sign evening at Luna Bakery

Author Bridget Thibeault signs books at Luna Bakery
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This past evening or ‘golden hour’* I found myself sampling the most amazing new cupcake flavor – caramelized apple  with blue cheese frosting, topped with crushed walnuts. Yes, it was a multi-layered experience. Delightful and yes,  you have to try them. Luna Bakery owner Bridget Thibeault joined forces with local foods expert Kari Moore of […]

Bulldozers on Taylor: Children, people with visual impairments and homeowners don’t count.

How will this help the residents of these buildings?
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  The bulldozers are on Taylor Road; these machines are busy digging up and moving dirt, concrete and asphalt. But these bulldozers wouldn’t be there if it were not for Cleveland Heights city officials. They bulldozed over the expressed desires and concerns of the city residents who live along Taylor Rd between Mayfield and Euclid […]

Let’s not romanticize the Millikin decision.

Austin Company-last lost part of the greenspace from Severance Estate.
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Kudos to Mosdos Ohr HaTorah for their efforts to purchase Millikin. I only wish they had lent their considerable public relations savvy to saving Oakwood, which, just like Millikin, is also in their backyard. Who knows, if they had lent a hand, maybe their neighborhood would be better off today? But, that is not relevant […]

Oakwood Requiem

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I am finally able to write something about Oakwood. I have been struggling to come to grips with the loss of the referendum which will lead to the destruction of the last large greenspace in our community; this generation will leave no Metropark. If you only want to hear positive and comfortable things about our […]