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Urban Land Conservancy

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 07/15/2010 - 04:32.

Coming soon...http://planning.co.cuyahoga.oh.us/green/goals.html

We need to make sure that it is what it purports to be and not camouflage.

Water Craft

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 07/14/2010 - 21:41.

Tonight, the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative held a book release party for the third installment of their design series. 


Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 07/09/2010 - 02:26.
Awhile back--Jeff Buster and I caught the InTheMo folks filming at the Westside Market--they've finally launched their site.  Take it out for a spin.
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Neighborhood Development Allocations

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 07/02/2010 - 03:43.

The July Plain Press releases some of the information on Neighborhood Development Allocations made by Councilman Cummins and others with regards to Ward 14.  Please pick up a copy of the Plain Press at your local library--the pdf will also be available soon.

Meanwhile, of the $450,000 available to Ward 14--Councilman Cummins has alloted $365,000 to these organizations:

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Attracting Immigrants--Two Russian Girls

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/27/2010 - 19:32.

Here's a story for the PD-I can hook you up with a follow-up. 

Two college students from Russia are staying in Cleveland this summer.  One is from Siberia and one from Moscow.  They flew into Cleveland, booked a hotel and went straight to the Cleveland Public Library Main Branch where, lo and behold, they found someone to take them in for the summer.

How many American college students would take on that kind of adventure? 

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The Real Estate HOLDING game

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 06/26/2010 - 07:59.

Civil war era Victorian demolished by City of Cleveland and dumped into basement on Scranton in Ward 14

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Friday Night Cleveland style

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 06/25/2010 - 20:53.

A great Friday night in the City of Cleveland. 

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Voices against Violence Saturday, June 26th 1-5 Lincoln Park

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 06/24/2010 - 20:21.

Second District Commander Sulzer played a lead role in organizing this event.  Last year's program was outstanding and featured voices from the Mega Church on Scranton Rd. 

This handy dandy card was mailed out to residents in Tremont.

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Happy, smiling FREE

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/20/2010 - 13:33.

It was so wonderful today see a young boy at Lincoln Park Pool--slip out of his street bravado to enjoy the water as a child.

He rode up to the pool in his oversized shirt and street clothes and I feared the worse, but he slowly shed the "urban" street look to reveal his wild and colorful swim trunks.  

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Roll out the Barrels...

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 06/16/2010 - 02:44.

Beth Bryan
A happy NEO project to encourage water conservation from the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District!

I have my eyes on this one by local artist Beth Bryan--To see more, click on link above and SCROLL down.

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Kensington Market

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/13/2010 - 08:59.


Photo credit-see link

Today's Plain Dealer describes the Kensington Market in Toronto and includes an image of the shop show above. 

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AMERICA hates children

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 06/07/2010 - 09:54.

I am going to expand this post, but for now, consider the suburban model of schooling children and the "urban" model of schooling children.

If you live in the suburbs--your school facility is modelled after a prison.  You drive your kids to school or they drive themselves.  The school is set back far from the street so the noise and spill out of noisy kids can not offend.

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We're not Detroit

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/06/2010 - 17:41.

When I first came back to Cleveland in 1992--I met up and had the good fortune to work with many amazing people who have made an enormous difference in changing the environment here.

I just want to say thank you today--especially to Tim Donovan.  For twenty plus years, Tim has toiled to make folks appreciate the Cuyahoga River Valley.  I don't take this for granted.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 06/03/2010 - 19:10.

This is an open letter of thanks to Norm Roulet.

Norm, you have endured a nightmare experience while trying to bring accountability and open networking to NEO. 

You have been treated inhumanely and your ideas have been stolen and misused.  Yet, gradually, everyday--we see your tools being put to use. 

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Understanding and Seeing Beauty

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 06/03/2010 - 07:42.

Here is a thought--from one of the founding fathers of NEO--John G. White:

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Found in Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 05/28/2010 - 17:42.

Can you find this sculptural element in Cleveland?  It commemorates a landmark scientific achievement.

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The Great American Pastime

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 05/26/2010 - 21:45.
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ROW-Reporter on Wheels :)

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 05/22/2010 - 14:53.

South Hills Circle-Portulaca!

Too pathetic??

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 20:12.


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Forest City

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 05/13/2010 - 20:07.

Another day on a bike in the City of Cleveland, Ohio....

Case student working on a robot


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Just a dream

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 05/08/2010 - 07:14.

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Flowers and petals

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 18:23.

No real issue to discuss here--just putting out some flowers--peace offering.

Dragons, Dwarves and Dungeons

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 18:12.
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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 05/02/2010 - 11:20.

Lovesick—we all know the feeling--wishing that an object idolized from afar shared in an emotional attachment.  It’s a heady feelin