The Gulf in Golf

Submitted by metroparks muse on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 22:20.

Not only does the PD take on golf, Page 1 - front and center But Scene pitches in (sorry) with a story on the changing face of highschool baseball.

Cleveland--Members Only!

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 18:03.

Good neighbor Gloria finds out that Positively Cleveland is a members-only club.

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County Bond Rating & Taxes

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 21:22.

Peter Lawson Jones did a good job on Bob Conklin’s “In the Spotlight” TV talk show on Ch. 15 within the hour.

He appeared without his Republican opponent for County Commissioner who apparently ducked the questioning, and who also didn’t send a surrogate, according to Conklin.

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I GRO EC for City Fresh

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 12:46.

Maurice Small in East Clevelanbd

Maurice Small is the most economically and ecologically sensible planner I know.

Joe Stanley, Sudhir Kade and I have been brainstorming with City Fresh's Maurice Small about "I GRO EC" - Independent Green Republic Of East Cleveland. City Fresh already operates a Fresh Stop at Huron Road Hospital - which Maurice reports is doing great - and is active in community farming in East Cleveland. Recently, we've been discussing City Fresh having an involvement converting Brown's Convenient store into a pilot City Fresh Market, which could offer a paradigm-shifting model for bringing local food, farming and their economies into very needy urban neighborhoods, in very innovative and important ways.

Big Cuts in Planning at Plain Dealer

Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 06/10/2008 - 10:32.

The newspaper business, as readers here probably know, isn’t what it used to be.

The economic crisis for newspapers now will be felt strongly in Cleveland.

Top Plain Dealer executives – Publisher Terry Egger and Editor Susan Goldberg -  told worried editorial staff members yesterday that the business climate is so bad that the paper plans to cut 35 pages a week from its news pages and 20 percent of its workforce.

How Well will the PD Hide This Action

Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 16:42.

Here’s an item that should be thoroughly described in tomorrow morning’s Plain Dealer.

  Let’s see if the PD gives us ANY   description about what the public cost of this will or could mean given the desire of Mayor Frank Jackson, Marty Sweeney and the Plain Dealer to keep the public fully informed about public business.

living the japanese dream

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 11:11.

Get your schooling, get your job, get married and have a dog. If you plan any outings with your pooch, you'll need a vehicle, so Honda launched a dog car website: Honda Dog just for the occasion.

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Cleveland's GEM

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 17:27.

My friend and all-around pundit, Lissa (she speaks Italian), pointed this out to me--the Cultural Gardens are alive with song this summer.  

Good Magic vs. Bad Magic

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 17:13.

Last week, the kids were treated to a magic show from a fabulous neighbor in Brooklyn Centre.  Now, I have more than one "seer" in the group of kids in this neighborhood, but one family, especially,  has become the resident "genius" family in the 'hood ranging from little Lily on up to her brainiac brothers, their mechanically-inclined father and their fierce supermom, the defender of the clan. 

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treehouse in Cleveland Heights

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 12:59.

Share my lovely 1917 home in Cleveland Heights with me. I have a little mixed breed watchdog named Phoebe. I work at home for a small arts-nonprofit. My politics are on the left (waay left), and I prefer classical and jazz music, but more often than not, just the sounds of the great outdoors.

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If You Don't Watch Anything Else This Weekend, WATCH THIS!

Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 17:05.

Here is Bill Moyers this weekend at the FreePress Convention in Minneapolis.

No one can say it better, no one can say it with as much knowledge, no one can say it more inspirationally.

Give yourself 40 minutes to hear about telling the truth to power and where the news media are  today and our responsibility for its future.

What will we design for a World Without End?

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 11:33.

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community development lessons from rough rider, James Levin

Submitted by Susan Miller on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 10:07.

James Levin (seated) with the Brew Crew at Carnegie Hall - photo by Sandy Kish

Big bucks for them maybe, but better for us?

Submitted by metroparks muse on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 20:54.
[ or is this really 'Part Of Your Life, Naturally'] 


Turfgrass Research - For Better Golf and a Better Environment

Crooked River, 1st and 3rd Persons

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 16:04.

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You Keep Paying County Taxes

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 12:33.

To follow the jobs loss data, cited in item below, here’s a quick update on a couple of our onerous Cuyahoga County regressive taxes and what  they cost us monthly.

For your May payments, citizens & taxpayers, to support the Browns Stadium, used nearly exclusively (what 9 or 10 days a year) by the billionaire Lerner family, we paid $5,544,424 in May alone. Since switching the stadium "sin" taxes for the baseball field to the football field in August, 2005, we’ve paid a whopping $39,249,696. Always nice to help billionaires. The Lerner family pays a measily $250,000 in annual  rent and the city pays its insurance bill of some $125,000.

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Scary, Scary - Not Good News

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 12:10.

I’ve always called George Zeller the scariest man in Cuyahoga County.

The reason, George - really a gentle man - has the always troubling numbers on jobs and job losses for this area and the state. He’s been collecting figures on jobs and unemployment for years, now via Cuyahoga County government.

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Midtown Brews featured on Mogulus Global Grid

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 09:50.

Today's Midtown Brews & Meet The Bloggers Land Bank open conversation will be featured on Mogulus channel grid. Thanks Mogulus!

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Drupal Meetup in the Making

Submitted by Jeff Schuler on Wed, 06/04/2008 - 14:19.

If you're interested in having group meetings about Drupal in the Cleveland area, please show your interest by signing up on

Drupal Cleveland Meetup

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13 Minute Video Promoting Lake Erie Wind Development

Submitted by Charles Frost on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 21:17.

This was just listed as a small note on the side of the front page of the PD business section the other day...

Click on the "Wind Energy Video" link in the green box on the right hand side of this page:

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Bush Government Sues To Make Testing Meat Illegal

Submitted by Charles Frost on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 20:19.
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Walkable lives

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 20:19.

Today, Gloria, Tim and Rudy really deserve credit for trying to make the obvious apparent to our collective political machine with the workshop they organized for NOACA's Liveable, Walkable Communities. 

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Bo Diddley Dies

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 10:53.

Bo Diddley died yesterday.  We should all appreciate people before they die, but his was a great life and I can say that I appreciated his life lesson.  He came to perform at Miami University, while I was in college there and I worked on the student program board, so I saw a bit of the off-stage persona, as well as the on-stage persona. 

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Could we have this much fun in Cleveland???

Submitted by Charles Frost on Mon, 06/02/2008 - 22:18.

Solar Cup 2008......

The Solar Cup Program

Solar Cup is a seven-month program that begins in the fall, in which high school teams totaling about 900 students build and race solar-powered boats at Lake Skinner, in Temecula Valley, learning about conservation of natural resources, electrical and mechanical engineering, problem solving and much more.

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