Residents have questions for CH-UH Board of Education candidates at Oct. 14 forum

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More than 170 people attended the Oct. 14 Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and FutureHeights, I moderated both the CH-UH Board of Education and the Cleveland Heights City Council sections. Here are the questions that were asked of the Board of Education candidates. Candidates responded at the forum, but if they […]

Residents have questions for Cleveland Heights City Council candidates at Oct. 14 forum

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More than 170 people attended the Oct. 14 Candidates Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and FutureHeights, I moderated both the CH-UH Board of Education and the Cleveland Heights City Council sections. There were so many questions directed to the candidates for Cleveland Heights City Council that we didn’t have time for them […]

Good Man, Good Deeds – Making a Difference

Shaul Janes
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We all have the power to make a difference in the world, but it doesn’t always feel like it. I would like to take a moment to brag a little bit about my husband, Shaul Janes. Shaul and I moved to Cleveland Heights just over two years ago from Jerusalem. It has not been an […]

Citizens Police Academy – Part VII: Wrapping It Up

bomb squad
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I had every intention of wrapping up my experience with the Cleveland Heights Citizens Police Academy back when it ended last fall. But I didn’t know what to say. That is until a Cleveland Heights resident named Samuel Taylor allegedly led police on a brief car chase through a residential neighborhood here. Then, after he […]

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 […]

A MOMENT WITH…Michael Ruhlman

Top Chef
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Michael Ruhlman is the author of nine books including Ratio, Charcuterie, and The Soul of a Chef, as well as the co-author of seven cookbooks written with notable chefs, including The French Laundry Cookbook.  He regularly writes about food for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, on the web at Ruhlman.com and other food journals.  He has appeared as a judge on Iron […]

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?  […]

A Moment with… Mary Dunbar

Council woman Mary Dunbar
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A MOMENT WITH…MARY DUNBAR Over the next four posts I am highlighting four individuals who live in the Heights and have graciously agreed to be interviewed about their interest and love of the Heights. In January 2012, Mary Dunbar started a four-year term as a Cleveland Heights City Council Member.  She is President of the […]

Snow, Driving and Kids

Caught a rainbow while doing Monday morning dropoffs
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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Though it was a delayed start with hiccups and dustings here and there, the snow has finally returned to Cleveland. In the Heights, one of the struggles of morning routines usually involves dusting off vehicles, cleaning driveways, driving kids to school, driving to work. Unfortunately, no […]

Sponges and Rocks

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True story. My grandmother was a sharecropper. For a span of years, she and my grandfather picked cotton on a parcel of land owned by Mr. Charles in Natchitoches, Louisiana. I remember the day my grandmother showed me a cotton boll and demonstrated how to separate the stems from the cotton from the seeds. My […]