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Tricia's Dish Invites Entrants in the Dish...Make Me Over! Summer Makeover Contest

Submitted by tchaves on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 00:50.

Win a Free Makeover & Photo Session This Summer

Please welcome Marc Canter back to Northeast Ohio, and collaborate developing the Citizen Dashboard proposal for Cuyahoga County

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/21/2009 - 05:30.
04/21/2009 - 18:00
04/21/2009 - 20:00
Citizen Dashboard Virtuous Circle

Information technology pioneer and visionary - and Oberlin graduate - Marc Canter helped me launch REALNEO.US, in 2004... from San Francisco. Now, five years of social community and technology building and innovation later, I've convinced Marc to personally return to Northeast Ohio to collaborate with government, citizens and organizations in the community to make the open web a core economic and social strength of our region, at the global level.



Euclid Tavern
11625 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

Citizen Dashboard Killer Ap Proposal: Reinvent Journalism in Real NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 16:55.

Lou Pumphrey in uniform carrying Flag of Peace in 2009 St. Patrick's Day Parade

I was surprised to see a letter to the editor printed and on-line in the Sunday, March 22, 2009, Cleveland Plain Dealer - "A flag of peace is found out of order at the St. Patrick's Day parade", by Lou Pumphrey. It starts: "Being half-Irish (on me mudder's side), off work on St. Patrick's Day and knowing the day would be sunny and warm, I vaguely considered donning my 41-year-old U.S. Army dress uniform and joining the St. Paddy's Day parade downtown, carrying my flag." But there was no accompanying picture of Lou or the Flag of Peace.

In the print edition, there was a file photo of a parade, but it was hardly relevant.

In Too Many Ways, Real NEO Is Unreal For "Coloreds"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 08:09.

Racist sign in Cleveland Ohio

A buddy of mine – I'll call him DC - just had a rough couple of weeks. One of DC's friends had his house invaded by gunmen... another friend went ballistic and killed five family members, and himself... and DC was denied a job because he is “colored”. This last problem is the most serious, because it causes the first two, a million times over each year in America, and seems all too commonplace here in real NEO.

Artist for all Time: Clarence E. Van Duzer, Rest In Peace

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 01:22.

Clarence E. Van Duzer at Convivium 33

I was very saddened to learn today we lost a great artist, loved friend and family to many, and inspirational Clevelander with the passing of Clarence E. Van Duzer. I knew Van Duzer as a family friend and always was inspired and energized by talking with him, his work, and his approach to life. At our last meeting, at his Convivium opening, in 2006, he was so strong and clear it seemed he would live on forever.

Resale Issues in a poor economy

Submitted by DesireeSchmitt on Sun, 01/11/2009 - 19:23.

I just viewed a clip this evening and hit Google to find out more...

Congress recently passed a law to protect children under the age of 12 against lead poisoning.  The law was meant to protect against toys poisoned with lead, or lead based paint.  The law is actually very broadly written and also covers clothing... all clothing...

There is also very little guidance about the new law... basically... resale shops have to test every article to prevent against lead content... how will that work if testing costs more than the sale price of the garment?

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Dear In Headlights At Frank's Farm

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 12/20/2008 - 21:15.
Dear In Headlights At Frank's Farm

Site of Frank Giglio's demolished house, with art installations, in the headlights and spotlights

Art of the Day: "The Beauty of Damage" of Christopher Pekoc, by Thomas Ball, Henry Adams and Bernie Sokolowski

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 20:11.

You don't need to know anything about an artist, his inspiration or the construction of his art to love it.

The 24th Annual Fine Print Fair

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 09:09.
09/27/2008 - 10:00
09/28/2008 - 16:00

largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fine prints, begins
Friday, September 26, 2008 with an opening night benefit preview and
continues Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday,
September 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cuyahoga Community College’s
Corporate College located at 4400 Richmond Road in Warrensville Heights

I GRO Cleveland: Greening Browns

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sun, 08/31/2008 - 08:37.
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

Sculpture in Let It Bee Gardens

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 15:21.
08/29/2008 - 17:00
08/29/2008 - 20:00


Let It Bee Gardens - corner of Ashbury and East Blvd.
1387 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH

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

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 19:24.
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 - 10:21.
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!

I GRO EC at Coit Road Farmers Market, for over 75 years

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 14:27.

The Coit Road Farmers Market is one of the most endearing places in real NEO. Hidden away in a near-dead industrial graveyard of East Cleveland, with the curb-appeal of a brownfield, it is not a place one goes without intent. So it amazes me that just about every time I go there I see someone I know. I guess I know some pretty smart people.

Catch the Wave! Eco-Fashion Show and Party

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 08/13/2008 - 17:18.
10/17/2008 - 18:00
10/17/2008 - 20:00

Catch the Wave!  Eco-Fashion Show and Party.  Enjoy gourmet local organic eats, cash bar, and an Eco-Friendly fashion show featuring Cleveland’s green fashion entrepreneurs! $15 per person.  (free for Bioneers conference attendees)


Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Avenue Cleveland State University (CSU)
Cleveland, OH
United States

I GRO Cuba to Grow NEO?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 07/10/2008 - 22:36.
07/15/2008 - 18:00
07/15/2008 - 19:00

I thought perhaps I could stump City Fresh's Maurice Small with the question "what county in the world is the leader in urban farming?", but he didn't hesitate responding Cuba. And the July 8, 2008 I GRO EC roundtable concluded we need to plan a best practices mission to Havana. Next Tuesday, July 15, 6-7 PM, come to the Independent Green Republic Of Star Village, at the Star/Hough Bakeries Complex, to help plan our mission to Cuba and discuss other plans for transforming our region through urban farming.


Star Complex (Former Hough Bakeries)
1519 Lakeview Road
Cleveland, OH
United States

City Fresh Class at Mi Pueblo

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/09/2008 - 13:23.
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,

Congratulations to NEO Artist Pamela Dodds, Recipient of Grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 07/05/2008 - 11:39.

Pamela Dodds,

I was thrilled to receive news today that one of my favorite NEO artists, Pamela Dodds, a REALNEO artist of the Day, has been awarded a $25,000 Individual Support Grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation was established by American artist Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) and his wife Esther.  The foundation provides large grants to ‘serious, fully-committed artists,' ‘regardless of their level of commercial success.'  This year the foundation received 482 applications from which twelve artists were selected to receive awards. I'm proud to say Evelyn and I have one of Pamela's inspiring and impressive linoleum cut prints in our collection... "Drift", above... perhaps it is time for more area collectors to seek out her work... website here!