Share your ideas for creative place-making in the Heights

Bob Brown discusses historical foundations for place-making at the BottleHouse
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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

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  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 […]

Identify friendlies, stay friendly

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For this final installment, a few clarifications and recommendations. First? There are so many people in the city of University Heights who support public education, in general, and our high school students at Wiley, in particular. Friends, please accept my tardy gratitude and acknowledgement for your support and dedication to this issue. It is because […]

Safety, security and the secrets of improv

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First, some housekeeping. Do we have a approved safety plan, a Memorandum of Understanding between the district and a law enforcement body right now? No, we do not. The district meets with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s office and UH Police Chief Steven Hammett on October 21st. Given that the City Engineer and the Fire Chief […]

What is GOING ON in University Heights?

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Last week, I learned that a dear friend and neighbor is moving out of University Heights. In discussing the many reasons, we stumbled together into a briar patch of passion, frustration and, for her, resignation. “I can’t be fighting this school battle all the time. Why would I stay in a city that doesn’t want […]

Cooking, Comedy and WWII

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Cooking, Comedy and WWII No, I’m not writing about a Downton Abby spin off.  I am writing about giving life to local voices this holiday season by giving a book to all your loved ones. A very popular idea this gift giving season is to support local.  Why not support local voices, local authors and […]

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 […]