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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. 

Mike Polk for President !

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/13/2011 - 14:49.


STOP HB 319!


The Cover-UP

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 10:05.

 Stockyards Development Corporation

Posted this comment today in response to this article:

To recoup demolition costs, Cleveland targets out-of-state property firms

Cleveland says it has leveled 4,300 structures since 2008 at a cost of $25.9 million. The city has recovered only $1.8 million, a rate of 7 percent.

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Progressive or Regressive Energy Solutions?

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 09:14.

Across Ohio--cities are looking at progressive ways to produce sustainable energy.  Zoos are at the forefront of this trend, most likely,  because they are in the business of saving species from extinction. 

The Cincinatti Zoo has the largest publicly accessible solar array in Ohio.  Columbus and Akron will be following soon. 

WEWS Dirty Dozen Story

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 08:13.

Kudos to Sarah Buduson of WEWS last night for her investigative report on outrageous delinquent taxes owed in Cuyahoga County:

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