lmcshane's blog

St. Olaf at Mary Queen of Peace

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 05:06.

A beautiful night for CLE--as the heavenly choir of St. Olaf performed for a capacity crowd of 700+ at Mary Queen of Peace (formerly Our Lady of Good Counsel) in Old Brooklyn.  For Old Brooklyn and Brooklyn Centre residents--getting there was as easy as a brisk winter's walk.

Will vote YES for Issue 1 on March 6th?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:18.

My gut reaction to any mailer from Council President Martin Sweeney is to trash it (and burn at high temperature to fuel CPP!)

Save John Marshall High School!

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 19:05.



Please watch this video and witness the stupidity of our Landmark Commission and Council representatives:

Not one more dime...

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 20:36.

Cleveland City Council folks are being evasive--they know that the shady contractor Peter Tien has asked the Mayor and Council's approval for some up front money.  Fortunately, Ohio Citizen Action (and to his credit, Councilman Brian Cummins) are on top of the shell game:


August Biehle at Cleveland Artist Foundation

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 18:18.

Need a getaway from a crazy Cleveland weather day?

While away time at the Cleveland Artist Foundation for an exhibit of August Biehle featuring works from his period in Zoar, Ohio.  You may be fortunate enough, as I was today, to engage in great conversation with major area art collectors.

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Donegal Doggs at Flat Iron

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 12:59.

The Donegal Doggs are Jenny O'Boyle, Paul Kirk Jr., and Vincent Polowy. 
If you missed them at the Flat Iron, make an effort to get out and prime yourself for St. Paddy's Day.  They definitely warm the cockles! Great pub fare,too.

Writing off debt

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/15/2012 - 15:42.

How is it that the NEORSD or any public entity can "write off" bad debt? 


Cuyahoga Valley National Park Media Advisory

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 01/13/2012 - 13:31.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Media Advisory

For Immediate Release - Friday, January 13, 2012
Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell), or
mary_pat_doorley [at] nps [dot] gov" href="http://us.mc824.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=mary_pat_doorley [at] nps [dot] gov">mary_pat_doorley [at] nps [dot] gov

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Claude Cornett's testimony at Estabrook Rec Center 1.9.2012

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 03:55.

The public testimony of the Ohio EPA hearing held at Estabrook included exhaustive research by Claude Cornett.  This testimony is available here:

Other comments submitted for the record will be updated to this site once the Ohio EPA mails the testimony to me.

Life goes on

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 18:53.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/01/2012 - 19:42.

Bed time by Charles Sallee

The exhibit ended on January 1st, 2012--Hardship to Hope: African American Art from
the Karamu Workshop.

Cleveland Metroparks in 2012

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/01/2012 - 13:39.

 Laura McShane
I live very close to Brookside Park, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park--I can walk to all of  these great public amenities, which in my mind, makes my neighborhood an appealing and liveable place. 

Saints and Sinners -Tony Viola and the PD

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/23/2011 - 05:43.

Mortgage Fraud--two of the largest players were indicted yesterday and the story was relegated to a back page and players get a slap on the wrist:

"The magnitude of this crime is hard to fathom," Mason said. "A total of 453 homes, 358 of which fell into disclosure, were part of a master scheme to bilk the banking and real estate industries out of funds."

Unholy Alliances and GREED

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 09:48.

Euclid Sun Journal April 24, 2008 p. A1Euclid Sun Journal April 24, 2008 A7

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Dance, Dance!!

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 08:12.

It's halfway through the school year, and despite major setbacks, Valerie Salstrom is again grooming the young people in our neighborhood into sophisticated adults.

Logan's Run

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 22:33.

Growing up, of movies that stuck in my conscience, besides Planet of the Apes and Omega Man, Logan's Run stood out.  Lately, I am revisiting the message of that sci-fi movie as I see worthy and intelligent "senior" members of our community...discarded by the workforce. 

Why do we insist on decommissioning the most experienced and valuable members of our society? 

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Making a Difference-Ben Carson*

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 04:43.

From the website:

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STOP the Maniacs--Think PEACE

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 18:43.

Submitting a header

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 04:54.

If you would like to submit a photo for use as the header at REALNEO--create an account and upload an image using the CREATE CONTENT image option on the left tool bar.  Identify the image as Community of Interest link: RealNEO Header.

It must be your own photo and by submitting as a header--you explicitly give permission to use as header material. 

Dickensian Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 10:12.

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Sunny Day in December

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 15:28.

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Your MONEY! Question of the DAY

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 09:05.

The Master Plan-Cleveland Schools

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 10:13.

The Master Plan is in full swing now--last I checked--Cleveland IS in Cuyahoga County--


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Senseless destruction

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 11/24/2011 - 06:09.

Please see this recent Cleveland Area History post -

Another architectural gem condemned by the unexamined push and rush to use federal and state dollars to destroy our local history.