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Brooklyn Centre

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 09/01/2008 - 22:12.
Brooklyn Centre

I GRO Cleveland: Greening Browns

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sun, 08/31/2008 - 09:37.
I GRO Cleveland: Greening Browns

If an apple a day keps the doctor away, what is the economic value to Northeast Ohio of bringing fresh, local fruits and vegetables to poor, unhealthy, underserved inner city places like The Star Neig

Clouds

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 08:34.
Clouds

Has anyone else noticed the amazing cloud show this summer?

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Behold the Lamb of God, in a McCainald's world

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 09:54.

McCain Churchleaver

Last Sunday, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, in Cleveland Heights, I saw the first McCain bumper sticker I can recall. Perhaps I've simply overlooked the tiny, militaristic, white-on-black branding on all those massive suburban Suburbans and Hummers. But this one star general caught my eye. Seeing this brought me understanding... so this is where the McCain community lives... although I didn't see any other McCain stickers in the lot, which mostly contained simple, spartan, sensible, socially conscious vehicles. I thought, "at least one bible-thumping Republican practices the preach". Then The General left the service long before it was over... before anyone else left the church... and I realized The General had been in church not for a shared community experience but drive-through religious self-service. Probably escaped right before the offerings basket was passed.

Library of the Day: Cleveland Heights Lee Road Branch, Reinvented by Studio Techne

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 20:24.
Library of the Day: Cleveland Heights Lee Road Branch, Reinvented by Studio Techne

I've used the Cleveland Heights library on Lee Road since the 1970s, and can say with confidence the recent Studio Techne reinvention of this facility transformed the space, site, and surrounding neighborhood for the better. Featuring a dramatic, high-art bridge over Lee Road, and two reused buildings - one signficantly modernized - with crisp, fitting site improvements, this is one of the best library facilities and urban redevelopments in Northeast Ohio.

 

City Xpressions 2008

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 08/24/2008 - 11:21.
City Xpressions 2008

August 23, 2008, was the City Xpressions 2008 arts and culture festival, at W. 25th Street and Lorain... one of my favorite annual events in the region... more photos to come!

Art of the Day: Houghs Angel, by Harry Bell

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 08/20/2008 - 00:14.

 Hough's Angel, by Harry Bell

Harry Bell is a powerful urban artist, well appreciated in Cleveland and beyond. His most famous work I know is the Wall of Sorrows, recently dismantled, under controversy, and now in storage... scheduled for future re-installation. You may know his current work from cruising through Cedar and E.55th, where he is commissioned by a gas station and car dealership to create urban art on their walls, now including the work-in-progress shown above... a memorial tribute to "Houghs Angel", Fannie Lewis, rest in peace.

New Silver/Health Line Bus Stop at E. 9th and Euclid

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 08/14/2008 - 23:24.
New Silver/Health Line Bus Stop at E. 9th and Euclid

While "they" may be calling the rehab'd bus line down Euclid Avenue the "Health Line", the stations were clearly designed to the Silver Line theme, which I prefer.

Lincoln Park Pool

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 08/14/2008 - 08:06.
Lincoln Park Pool

Lincoln Park Pool

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I GRO East Cleveland, Thanks to Free Shaker Heights Mulch

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/11/2008 - 10:37.
I GRO East Cleveland, Thanks to Free Shaker Heights Mulch

In greening our little patch of the Independent Green Republic of East Cleveland, we have learned more about "Green" gardening from friends on REALNEO than anywhere else in the world... from insight sharing on how to "Improve Your Soil This Fall", to "Smart Seed"... and we're practicing what has been preached, building up our yard by a good foot with free organic matter like mulch and straw we picked up at the Shaker Heights mulch pile, shown here... leaves to be added this fall. All this in preparation for toxin free farming next year and forever after.

Art of the Day: "Electric Chair"; Glenville Shootout Memorial, by Cleveland Public Power

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 08/07/2008 - 00:50.
Art of the Day: "Electric Chair"; Glenville Shootout Memorial, by Cleveland Public Power

40 years ago, a great tragedy occurred at Beulah and Lakeview roads - police officers and citizens of Cleveland died here in one of the longest, most deadly urban gunfights and riots in modern American history... the Glenville Shootout.

Fallen Soldiers in Glenville

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/05/2008 - 21:59.
Fallen Soldiers in Glenville

Shoes hanging from the powerlines behind Glenville High School, by the basketball courts

Art of the Day: Masumi Sunflowers, by God

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/04/2008 - 09:23.

 

I've always loved sunflowers, but the bright, sunny blooms glowing in our front yard this Summer are special. The seeds were from the work of art below, in the "To Masumi" memorial exhibition, held last October, in celebration of the everlasting, peaceful, sunny spirit of Masumi Hayashi, the great photographer killed a year earlier, in Cleveland, with other great Cleveland artist John Jackson. The Masumi Sunflower seeds distributed in Tremont may have been planted anywhere on Earth, and I wonder where else such Masumi Sunflowers are growing today, from this one showing of love for love and art received and lost.

I imagine ours are the only Masumi Sunflowers in East Cleveland, this year, but I may be wrong... do you have any in your yard or neighborhood, that you know?

Lake Erie Shoreby Beach

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 07/31/2008 - 23:14.
Lake Erie Shoreby Beach

I live about two miles from Lake Erie, and went in the water today, for this pan and header, but I do not consider it safe to swim in the water, which is pathetic. Healthy beaches and a healthy Lake Erie would improve the value of all of NEO by $ trillions... that would be worth far more than all the polluters combined. Imagine being able to take a dip here, safely, wherever and whever you like...

Question of the Day: Which NEO leader should replace Dimora?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/30/2008 - 08:54.

Northeast Ohio has some of the dirtiest water and beaches in the world, because we have some of the dirtiest leadership in the world, and that is very poor for Cleveland's image and economy. Fortunately, it seems the region is now positioned to clean up at least one of our messes.

Welcome Back Barack

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 16:36.
Welcome Back Barack

The Barack Obama for President Shaker Heights campaign office opened July 24, 2008, at Shaker Square, where a great turn-out of old friends, young and old, all races, came together for change we can believe in.

Government and Social Leadership Stands United as GCLAC Against Lead Poisoning in NEO - Committed to Eradication by 2010

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 07/21/2008 - 23:09.

The most important message communicated at today's press conference kicking-off Lead Awareness Week was that our government leadership at the state, county and municipal level stand united to eradicate lead poisoning in Northeast Ohio by 2010. Publicly expressing their concern about lead poisoning here, and their commitment to its rapid elimination, East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones added important voices to the chorus of public health and social service champions of the Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council... a unique, world-class collaboration of around 85 organizations.

Read More

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 07/20/2008 - 00:03.
Read More

"Read More" public art in the Cleveland Flats... perhaps by The Sign Guy

Putnam Collection Sculpture by Richard Fleishman, REALNEO Header 2

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 13:04.
Putnam Collection Sculpture by Richard Fleishman, REALNEO Header 2

The nearly completed Richard Fleischman addition to the Putnam Collection, in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio - photos by Evelyn Kiefer - Logo by Norm Roulet - 07/17/08

Fleischman Sculpture in Putnam Collection

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/16/2008 - 01:47.
Fleischman Sculpture in Putnam Collection

Fleischman Sculpture Pan Logo on REALNEO, July 18, 2008, by Evelyn Kiefer

REALNEO Conference Room

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 07/13/2008 - 23:36.
REALNEO Conference Room

REALNEO team meeting and fun and games at  HQ, in Shaker Heights, July 11, 2008...other than insane mosquito infestations this year, it's been a great Summer for backyard planning...

City Fresh Class at Mi Pueblo

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/09/2008 - 14:23.
City Fresh Class at Mi Pueblo

For this week's I GRO EC With City Fresh meeting, evolving plans led us to my favorite Mexican restaurant in NEO, Mi Pueblo, in University Circle... a few blocks down Euclid Avenue from the Star Complex. City Fresh's Maurice Small brought a diverse team of young adults from across the region who are learning from Maurice about urban farming and providing fresh local food to the community. Sudhir Kade, Bill MacDermott, Joe Stanley, Greg Williams and I joined their virtual classroom,

Lake Erie

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 07/07/2008 - 22:59.
Lake Erie

Lake Erie from the Shoreby Club breakwall

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