"A Bug Bash": Celebrating 40 Years of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 05/15/2006 - 11:17.
06/25/2006 - 16:00
06/25/2006 - 19:00

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is flying ack to the sxities with swams of activities:
All you Tree Huggers and Flower Children are guaranteed a Rockin' good time!

* Groove to the live music of renowned children's musician Justin Roberts


Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
2600 South Park Boulevard Parking available on the street
Shaker Heights, OH
United States

RiverDay 2006 Events - May 20th

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 05/15/2006 - 09:36.
05/20/2006 - 10:00
05/20/2006 - 16:00

RiverDay 2006 Events

The Friends of the Crooked River has announced an exciting line-up of events for the 16th Annual RiverDay celebration to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006. First held in 1991, RiverDay is a day long festival of activities celebrating the Cuyahoga River and its watershed. Join the celebration of the Cuyahoga River. This year's theme is “Bringing Down the Barriers- Opening the River, Hearts and Minds.”


Cuyahoga River Watershed OH
United States

RiverDay 2006 Events - Saturday, May 20th

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 05/15/2006 - 09:16.

Cuyahoga River seen from Whiskey Island

The Friends of the Crooked River has announced an exciting line-up of events for the 16th Annual RiverDay celebration to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006.  First held in 1991, RiverDay is a day long festival of activities celebrating the Cuyahoga River and its watershed.  Join the celebration of the Cuyahoga River.  This year's theme is “Bringing Down the Barriers- Opening the River, Hearts and Minds.”

Ride to Work on 5/17 with the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Sun, 05/14/2006 - 21:37.
05/17/2006 - 07:00
05/17/2006 - 19:00

Join volunteers with the Lance Armstrong Foundation to focus attention on heath, medical research and saving lives and “Ride to Work” with the Lance Armstrong Foundation on Wednesday May 17th.  Be a part of nationwide activities right here in Northeast Ohio, raising the issue of medical research and therapies and talking about solutions for people with extraordinary challenges.


All around NEO OH
United States

OVA: Michael Wojno Shows Entrepreneurial Thinking is Working at Summa Enterprise Group

Submitted by Charles on Fri, 05/12/2006 - 16:59.

A view of Lockkepers at Canal and Rockside 

The May meeting of the Ohio Venture Association at Lockkeepers featured presentations by two entrepreneurs seeking capital and the innovative story of Summa Enterprise Group.

OVA Board President Ben Calkins brought the meeting to order at Lockkeepers and allowed each person in attendance to introduce him or herself, following OVA's usual custom.

There were two Five-Minute Forum presentations. These speakers typically represent companies that are looking for start-up or expansion capital.

Sherry Aronson is president of Cure Systems, a company that provides enterprise software for hospitals that improves the quality of health care while enhancing cost efficiencies. Her company uses predictive analytics to anticipate and mitigate the risks in acute care environments. The result is a ten-fold return for its hospital clients and better outcomes for patients. The company has a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Health System. They are looking for additional capital to complete product development and intellectual property protection.

The Coit Road Farmers Market Spring Celebration

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 05/12/2006 - 09:54.
05/13/2006 - 08:00
05/13/2006 - 13:00


The Coit Road Farmers Market
15000 Woodworth (between E. 152nd and Coit)
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
(216) 249-5455
Map at


The Coit Road Farmers Market
15000 Woodworth (between E. 152nd and Coit)
East Cleveland, OH
United States

CAAO to host Voices & Choices Community Conversation

Submitted by William on Tue, 05/09/2006 - 23:51.
05/19/2006 - 18:00

The Fund for Our Economic Future, an unprecedented collaboration among organized philanthropy of northeast Ohio to promote regional economic development, needs your help with its bold and exciting initiative, Voices & Choices.  Voices & Choices is the most extensive public engagement process ever undertaken in this country.  We will involve thousands of people across the region to create an agenda of economic development transformation. 


Cleveland Midtown Innovation Center
4415 Euclid Ave., Suite 201
Cleveland, OH
United States

Snow Monkeys Showing Signs of Chemical Exposure

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Sun, 05/07/2006 - 06:59.
Snow Monkeys Showing Signs of Chemical Exposure

I wonder where we can find the details of the actual GEM spill.  Release estimates for air and storm water releases. 

Environment Canada wondered if the city shut down its water intakes?  Anyone know?

You got to watch out for toxic exposure.. have you seen what they were saying back in 1993?

University Circle Incorporated growing function, context and identity

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 04/23/2006 - 22:20.



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 Zebra Mussel on Thu, 04/20/2006 - 21:23.

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.

Minority Men's Health Fair, Wednesday, April 26th

Submitted by Charles on Wed, 04/19/2006 - 16:28.
04/26/2006 - 17:00
04/26/2006 - 20:00

The Minority Men’s Health Center will host the 4th Annual Minority Men's Health Fair Wednesday, April 26th in the lobby of the Crile building from 5-8 p.m. Attendees will receive various free health screenings including prostate cancer, blood pressure, glaucoma, cholesterol, sickle cell, diabetes and oral cancer among others.
In addition, the health fair will also include health seminars and information tables related to topics such as stroke prevention, smoking cessation, and health and nutrition. The Minority Men’s Health Center ’s goal is to address the striking health disparities that exist in minority men, and provide the necessary information for prevention and treatment of these health problems. Parking is free.
For more information about the Minority Men's Health Fair, please call 216.444.6400.  For a link to the website, click here


Crile Building Lobby
Euclid Avenue and E. 100th Street Free Parking at E 100th St Parking Garage (parking #2)
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Case Book Sale

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 13:05.
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 Road
Cleveland, OH
United States

Special Savings for Fundraiser May 4th for Digital Media Industry

Submitted by prelude2cinema on Sun, 04/16/2006 - 21:37.
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 Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

A National Symposium: Global Health Care Justice

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 23:34.
06/22/2006 - 08:00
06/22/2006 - 20:00

Hiram College Center for Literature and Medicine

in partnership with


Hiram College Hiram, OH
United States

Dr. Gregory Eastwood Named Interim President of Case Western Reserve University

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 10:48.

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.

History of Strong Cobb

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 04:04.




My cylindrical jug, 11 inches tall, is a shoulder jug with a conical neck.
Strong, Cobb & Company / Wholesale Druggists / Cleveland, is embossed above
the shoulder. This company was established by Samuel M. Strong in 1833, but
it was called Strong, Cobb and Co. in 1887.

· Strong, Cobb & Co. - Cleveland, OH.
[ Was acquired by Bryant Pharmaceutical July 1957 ; Was renamed "Strong
Cobb Arner, Inc." May 1959]

Strong Cobb & Co. / Wholesale / Druggists /
Cleveland.O. Circa 1860. 8" tall with a crude
applied top in a stunning deep cobalt blue. This
bottle has not been cleaned and is in Attic mint
condition with exceptional original glass finish!
Satisfaction guaranteed on this one.


NEO Central - Media Arts Center for North East Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 01:04.


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 johnmcgovern on Wed, 04/05/2006 - 15:03.

Improve Bicyling in Cleveland by voting on priorities for City Hall.


If you are a cyclist, answer the poll questions at , our local cycling advocacy organization.


Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/04/2006 - 15:13.

A series of important events, held at the City Club on 05.04.2006, brought to the attention of 100s of community leaders the realities of the "silent epidemic" of lead poisoning in America and NEO today. The highlight was Dr. Lanphear's presentation of important research findings surfacing such shocking insight as:

  • the average I.Q.s of American adults (and you reading this) were most certainly diminished from past lead exposure (especially if you lived in the days of leaded gas)... average I.Q in America is going up, as we eradicate lead
  • 1,000s of NEO children are exposed to hazardous levels of lead in their daily lives today
    • Low income people are most adversely impacted but children in all socio-economic classes are poisoned
    • Often affluent homeowners poison their own families by renovating while living at home, or not properly cleaning after renovations
  • Children pay for lead exposure through diminished productivity throughout life - in very high doses, victims lose their lives (there was a case of this in the past few weeks).
  • Over the past century, American society and government have not addressed lead  effectively, so Americans and our society today must accept responsibilty for the diminished capacities of untold 100,000s of victims and we must pay a $multi-biillion cost for remediation, as well as suffer lead-poison related societal problems like high crime and failing education systems, to say the least.
  • Most tragic, the overall problem was largely avoidable (Europe outlawed lead in the early 1900s), and most individual cases of lead poisoning today are avoidable. If you have or care about kids, you need to read more...

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Excellence Roundtable invites you to City Club Forum Tuesday on Raising Healthy Kids in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/03/2006 - 02:06.

  Come together with leaders of the fight for public health, at the start of National Public Health Week - "Designing Healthy Communities - Raising Healthy Kids", for a globally important program at the City Club, April 4th, featuring Dr. Bruce Lanphear, who will review new data on the adverse health effects of childhood lead exposure. Considering the criticality of lead poisoning in our community, and the huge implications in NEO of the sudden escalation of legal activity around lead poisoning nationwide, it is time to become as informed as possible on this subject. Dr. Lanphear is a world expert on many aspects of this topic, and the City Club will be the place Tuesday for the cutting edge insight on raising healthy kids in NEO.

GCLAC & Eradicating Lead Poisoning in Greater Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/03/2006 - 01:54.

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.

Research Showcase

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/30/2006 - 17:05.
04/05/2006 - 18:00
04/06/2006 - 14:00

Something for everyone! Research Showcase showcases what people are doing in University Circle; CASE students and faculty, UH, and the museums are all involved. Veale Center, CASE's huge gymnasium will be filled with 100s of people with displays of their research. Please check out the Website for a list of events and presenters.


Veale Center, CASE
Cleveland, OH
United States

National Public Health Week Event at City Club: Bruce P. Lanphear, MD, MPH on child health

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/19/2006 - 22:48.
04/04/2006 - 12:00
04/04/2006 - 14:00
Tuesday, April 04, 2006 12:00 PM
Low-Level Lead Toxicity: The Ongoing Search for a Threshold
Bruce P. Lanphear, MD, MPH
Sloan Prof. of Children's Environmental Health & Dir., Cincinnati Children's Environmental Health Ct

Lead poisoning is still one of the most serious public health concerns facing children in Cuyahoga County. Rates of childhood lead poisoning are well above 20% in many Cleveland neighborhoods and East Cleveland. Cleveland’s rate is in the top five nationally, with the current U.S. overall rate at under 2%.

Dr. Bruce Lanphear, The Sloan Professor of Children's Environmental Health and the Director of the Cincinnati Children's Environmental Health Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati, will review new data on the adverse health effects of childhood lead exposure, review the major sources of childhood lead exposure and discuss the regulations and tools necessary to shift our focus toward primary prevention.


The City Club
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH
United States


Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/19/2006 - 22:12.
04/04/2006 - 10:00
04/04/2006 - 14:00

Within the context of a City Club of Cleveland event celebrating National Public Health Week, a short course in Lead Poisoning is designed for primary care providers, physicians and nurses, to update the current practices of prevention, screening, and treatment along with a demographic description of the Greater Cleveland lead problem.


City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH
United States
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St. Patrick's Day is St. Bald Us for scores at A.J. Rocco's... including Norm

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 03/17/2006 - 03:32.
03/17/2006 - 14:00

St. Patrick's Day at A.J. Rocco's is a sight - people overflowing out the doors and across the patio - but that is nothing compared to what goes on inside...  barkeeps and barbers raising over $100K for children's cancer research. As hard as it is to imagine, in a few hours scores of men and women will have their heads shaved in a bar, and people will pledge money to the St. Baldrick's foundation... lots of money.


A.J. Rocco's Espresso Bar
816 Huron Road
Cleveland, OH
United States