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Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 04/30/2006 - 12:05.
Saturday and Sunday, April 29 & 30, 2006, the Tri-C JazzFest took the spectacular stage at the East Cleveland Public Library, custom built for jazz by world-class library leader Greg Reese, for two major FREE concerts that drew full house crowds to a community few know and so most don't appreciate. After this weekend, many more people understand East Cleveland is the coolest city in NEO.
Submitted by prelude2cinema on Sat, 04/29/2006 - 13:32.
Digital Movie Company Prelude2Cinema has become a Branded Entertainment CompanyTo explore what that means, we first have to look at what is branded entertainment.
First, it looks like product placement, but it is not. It is the integration of a brand into a creative production. The integration must be done in a way that promotes the product, but also allows the creative production to entertain. This is a new field, but yet it has its roots in the beginning of movies and television.
Submitted by William on Fri, 04/28/2006 - 15:58.
I just came across to the below disturbing report. I would be interested in seeing your comments on this topic.
Black Males Locked Out of Jobs
By Brenda PorterApril 27, 2006 -- A study from a team of Princeton University sociology professors revealed that race and criminal history continue to play a role in gaining employment.
As part of the study, which began in February 2004, 13 applicants went on nearly 3,500 job interviews with 1,470 private companies. All jobs were entry level.
Submitted by Martha Eakin on Wed, 04/26/2006 - 10:03.
On Thursday April 13 Ed Hauser, with support from the Gilotta family, made a presentation before the Cleveland Landmarks Commission, nominating the old Broadway Mills building, now homebase to Gilotta Fuels, for landmark status. Hauser nominated both the building, built in 1894, and the remaining portion of the old central viaduct at the building’s base. Motivated by a communication from ODOT, sent at 5:33p.m. on the evening before the hearing, a majority of Landmark Commission members voted to table the nomination until ODOT could make a presentation at the Commission’s next meeting. That’s right, the Commission that is supposed to protect Cleveland’s landmarks decided not to even begin consideration of potential landmark status because of ODOT’s request.
Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 04/26/2006 - 00:35.
It has been a long time since I have blogged about car shopping, but I have n't forgotten that I need a new car. The squeeling bearing, rusted out muffler and check engine light on my car remind me of that every time I drive anywhere.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 04/23/2006 - 23:20.
For so many reasons, University Circle and its institutions and the surrounding neighborhood are core to what I value in NEO, and I look forward to seeing all that continually expand in significance to me, the region and world. But, University Circle is a small geographic domain, which must be optimized for 21 organizational stakeholders, and their 1,000,000s of stakeholders, including everyone associated with Case, University Hospitals, the VA, CIA, Cleveland Museum(s), Institute of Music, Orchestra, etc., and all others in the community.
In visioning for a better region and future here, consider a broader interpretation of University Circle from the small cultural, healthcare and university center of Cleveland to the center of the entire University Community of NEO.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 04/23/2006 - 14:15.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 04/22/2006 - 09:34.
The NY Times featured an interesting editorial on "Aging in Place", published 04/22/06, raises many issues to address in NEO right now. The editorial is promoting "reverse mortgages" to allow older homeowners to tap into the equity in their homes to pay for their living costs, ideally until the end. It is very sad the end costs to live and die now eclipse the lifetime wealth and accrued assets of most Americans, who will hope at best to die without major financial hardships - increasingly, dying at home. There are many reasons for these irreversible trends, from the disproportionately aging population (also causing SS crisis) and exploding healthcare expectations and costs to overall longer lifespans.
Submitted by Sandy Kristin P... on Fri, 04/21/2006 - 08:30.
I'm going to try one more time, since my previous call for help only yielded two responses (thanks, you two!), and since there is some recently posted information on what is coming down the pipeline out of Seattle in terms of developing local sites based on 43places.
Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Thu, 04/20/2006 - 22:23.
Please keep everyone injured in your hearts and prayers. Let us learn from our mistakes....and keep in mind it could have been worse. The river could have caught on fire.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 15:54.
Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 14:05.
06/03/2006 - 10:00
06/06/2006 - 13:00
Used books are the best, so don't miss the best used book sale in Cleveland!
60th Anniversary Case Book Sale 2006, sponsored by The Association for Continuiing Education
Saturday, June 3rd 10 am -12 noon Preview ($20 Fee), 12 noon - 6 pm Free admission Begins
Adelbert Gym, South Campus of Case Western Reserve university
2128 Adelbert RoadCleveland, OH
Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 13:40.
On Monday April 17th at 4 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium Dr. Gregory Eastwood, Interim President, introduced himself to the Case Community (students, faculty and staff). The event was also broadcast live via webcast. I tried to listen to the webcast, which was frustrating due technology problems (I am not sure if it was on my end or Case's). I listened again the next day thanks to the archived copy -- much more satisfying result. If you missed out please check the link.
Submitted by prelude2cinema on Sun, 04/16/2006 - 22:37.
05/04/2006 - 17:00
05/04/2006 - 19:00
As Spider-Man 3 swings into town, Film Czar Alex P. Michaels is currently developing a new industry that will consistently produce movies and TV series here. To celebrate the creation of this new industry, the Film Czar and his company Prelude2Cinema are holding special event fundraisers at the Velvet Dog on April 27th and Massimo da Milano on May 4th.
Massimo da Milano
1400 West 25th StreetCleveland, OH
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 04/15/2006 - 19:10.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 04/10/2006 - 13:37.
This is a repost of a 2006 report. The stiff leg derrick is still in place today. Large and heavy steel and equipment is still being made overseas - and not in NEO. Think about it: the Port is a JOB LOSER because just about nothing is exported!
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/10/2006 - 00:31.
With a prayor and the promise "this is not some kind of a trick", East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer fulfilled a promise to his citizens, this Saturday, April 8, 2006, and organized a community day to help residents of his city who have criminal records to move forward with success in life. Around 200 citizens turned out to learn how to clean up their records, as much as possible, and find jobs in a world that largely views ex-offenders as unemployable.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 04/08/2006 - 00:41.
04/14/2006 - 12:00
04/14/2006 - 13:30
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden at The City Club of Cleveland
City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd FloorCleveland, OH
Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 11:48.
The Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University announced today that it has elected Dr. Gregory L. Eastwood, MED '66, to become Interim President of the University effective June 2, 2006. Eastwood has been President of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York since January 1993. "As an alum and member of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University, I am eager to assist the University during this transition period. I look forward to working with the faculty, students, staff, our alumni, and the Cleveland community" Eastwood said.
Submitted by Sandy Kristin P... on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 00:31.
Do you know this famous Cleveland-area company? When was the last time you saw someone using some of their lip gloss?
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 02:04.
Northeast Ohio is about to see an explosive, high profile, living, learning and enlightening force hit the scene and landscape, as area filmmakers, learning institutions and the public come together to create NEO Central - a bleeding-edge collaborative media arts center for NEO now and the future.The center will be based on like-minded initiatives around the world, and will provide shared film/media education, incubation, production, distribution, business and technology resources, and facilities, which are currently located in the historic landmark Gillota Building at 300 Central Viaduct (Carnegie) and will be expanded significantly as part of an area economic development plan. More on all of this is found in the links below, which will grow...
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/04/2006 - 14:46.
There are three depths (2.5", 4", 8") that allow you to either go with surface plantings or edibles. Pick between 2'x2' or 2'x4' modules, throw on a root barrier, soil, plants and mulch. Again, these are just plastic trays with a root barrier laid on top. Definitely DIY'able.
The manufacturer highlights the following benefits:
This is a good primer on GreenRoofs:
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/03/2006 - 23:12.
04/06/2006 - 17:00
04/06/2006 - 20:00
JOHN SIBLEY BUTLER, Ph.D, is a University of Texas Professor, who will be the keynote speaker at the Butler Jones Dinner Lecture, Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 6 pm, at the CSU Wolstein Center.
CSU WOLSTEIN CENTER
2000 Prospect Ave 4th FloorCleveland, OH
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/03/2006 - 03:06.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/03/2006 - 02:54.
Greater Cleveland has a higher percentage of elevated blood level children than the national average, and many neighborhoods have significant lead poison problems. This book shares insight generated in the effort to eradicate lead poisoning in NEO, including initiative of the Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council... GCLAC.