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Weather ALERT

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 01/28/2009 - 12:50.

Josh Taylor


City Hall Requests that Employers Dismiss Employees Due to Snow
Downtown Cleveland: In an effort to be proactive with the current snow storm, Mayor Jackson is asking for a staggered release of employees from Downtown this afternoon. City Hall recommends the following time schedule in order to help the flow of traffic out of Downtown:
• State and Federal Offices – 1:30pm
• City and County Offices – 2:30pm
• Businesses – after 3:00pm

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Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 09:39.

Recently, a woman was abducted by car, and raped at Crocker Park in Westlake. Crocker Park is owned by Stark Enterprises.  The Plain Dealer was careful to not identify the location as Crocker Park, but instead lists it as the Promenade. Interesting description of the suspect, too. The police sketch is ambiguous to me.

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Making History

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 18:30.

The first visible change in our nation took place yesterday. Add your pictures to the tableau.

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Gravy Train...All Aboard!

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/19/2009 - 11:40.

If you have lived in NEO for any length of time, it becomes apparent that some people have tickets and some do not. How does one get aboard the gravy train??? For more information--see this tip-off from Michael McIntyre at the PD.

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Mystery artist ID?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/12/2009 - 22:53.

Can you name the artist of this piece? How does sculpture affect your psyche? Today, I had to remember this piece to ground my troubled mind.

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Public Works

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/10/2009 - 14:12.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 09:23.

Congratulations Mr. Feagler on your retirement. You may not remember me, the sullen teen dragged along by her father at Higbee's at the Westgate Mall and Rustic's, but I grew up with you, and to me, you finally get to realize my father's dream of Neverland.

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Cleveland Sketch Crawl

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 09:10.

What better way to see Cleveland--10 a.m. -12:00 p.m. for all upcoming dates listed here. 

January 3rd The West Side Market 1979 W. 25th Street Bring in the new year by sketching the Saturday activity at the market. With the enclosed produce section and the impressive indoor market space...it is the perfect winter locale!

Save our City

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 01:51.


Cleveland is New Orleans, where the foreclosure crisis, like Katrina, is just a perfect storm for corporate greed and local corruption run amok. 

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La Strada

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 12/22/2008 - 10:53.

Life is just one long road and the trip can be painful and it can be beautiful. Yes--deep, deep (possibly creepy) thoughts, but the experience at La Strada, the new restaurant, is not sad, or painful--just beautiful.


Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/21/2008 - 14:08.

Milkweed at West Creek Reservation

Peace and tidings of goodwill to NEO and all the world

Arts and Crafts Movement

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 12/15/2008 - 06:51.

In the images of Frank Giglio's home, I saw a house that had been built with some of the tenets of the Arts and Crafts movement. Sadly, we have no appreciation for fine construction and buildings built to last. I google mapped Frank's house and realize now that Google has provided another way to capture the essence of an area: http://www.panoramio.com/

Residency requirements

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/14/2008 - 10:19.

Flag half mast and tatteredMuch has been written about the long-standing battle "fought" by our "heroic" safety forces and the oppression they "endure," while their families "suffer" the indignity of having to actually "live" in the city that pays their wages.

Taking small steps on a long journey...

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/13/2008 - 12:05.

How do we make ourselves and our communities healthy? Gloria knows.

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World versus Frank

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/04/2008 - 23:06.

Apparently, Frank Giglio's house in Tremont was demolished today. So much for sharing and caring and community and holiday spirit in NEO.

Appreciate the Magic

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 11/29/2008 - 20:24.

Cranbrook is a magical place.* For the privileged, it is childhood suspended in time with whimsical design and enchanted sculptural gardens and everywhere flowing water.

Swimmy and self-interest

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 11/26/2008 - 09:43.

In college, I studied biology and found myself puzzled by altruism. Why do some animals/people act selflessly in society? Of course, biology's answer puts a genetic spin on it--altruism benefits the species, right?

Sightseeing in Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 15:10.

Yesterday, I tried to turn off my thoughts and just LOOK at things. Here are some photos from my sight-seeing tour of Cleveland--specifically in University Circle and downtown.

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Fathers and Sons

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 11/08/2008 - 21:24.

Big yellow building next to Euclid Tavern

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America elects a First Father

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 11/05/2008 - 08:41.

Last night, I cried and it was a good cry. With the election of Barack Obama, America elected it's first real Father. The other firsts are so important, but to me, the real breakthrough was a country embracing two people, who love each other, and above all, love their daughters and every child in America. We have cause for celebration, but we also must realize that we, as a nation, have to start understanding the role of fathers and mothers in society.

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Poetry may cure your ills

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 10/30/2008 - 21:27.

I have a feeling I know who wrote this post at Cleveland Public Library, but I won't out that person. It's so true. If you are feeling out of sorts at this time of year, try POETRY.

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