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?  […]

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 […]

Coffee for the Common Woman | Part 2

Cuppa! Goodness.
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One of the earliest credible descriptions of the experience of drinking coffee comes from german physcian and botanist, Leonhard Rauwolf in the 1500’s.  He described coffee as “almost as black as ink and very good in illness…” Leonhard was a people watcher. Just like myself, sitting here in Luna Bakery – I too am keen […]

Coffee for the Common Woman | Part 1

Starbucks has a nice package for sure...
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I’m on a quest to find the best tasting cuppa coffee at the best price on Cedar Hill.  From where I sit this morning I can walk about a minute in each direction and find several cups of coffee. Here we go… a cuppa coffee for the common man, woman, person, friend, mom, dad, boyfriend, […]

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 […]

Film Festival just 2 days away

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The film festival is coming around and I couldn’t be happier.   If you aren’t sold on it yet, (yes the movies are a bit more and yes, there are more crowds), perhaps I can share some unique reasons why the Film Festival is one of Cleveland’s unique treasures. Even the bad movies are good.  When […]

Choral Arts in the Heights

Choir Practice
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I attended a rehearsal today of the Cleveland Heights based classical choral group, Choral Arts Cleveland, who, along with the choirs of Fairmount Presbyterian Church, and First Baptist Church, and the instrumentalists of the Suburban Symphony, under the direction of Martin Kessler, are performing Beethoven’s Missa Solmnis in D tomorrow. The number of performers in this […]