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bac July 5, 2013 at 09:00 pm
that url makes no sense- where is the ".com"? dead link
Colin McEwen July 5, 2013 at 11:56 pm
bac, I believe this is the correct URL: http://www.cclas.info/adoption.html Go get one of theseRead More beauties!
Cargraph July 7, 2013 at 09:35 am
So sad there are still so many irresponsible pet owners. This includes the cat owners that allowRead More THIER cats to roam the neighborhood urinating, defecating and marking territories on other people's property.
M-F Schreiber May 22, 2013 at 03:33 pm
Great job Mo and Gabe! I'm so glad Gabe was able to get his bike fixed after it was stolen andRead More found, yet not rideable. So proud of your work. You are truly an inspiration to all of us.
Karen Harris September 17, 2012 at 04:44 pm
Sad to see that it is closing. For artists that want to continue trying to sell their work, pleaseRead More stop by Trois Soeurs 20141 Lake Rd. Rocky River 216-712-7704
Joan E. Heinrich September 20, 2012 at 02:20 pm
The purpose of the cash mob is to rally support for Local Girl Gallery so that Linda does not haveRead More to close the store, Karen. As a small business owner, I'm sure that you can appreciate this effort! As such, I find your posting misplaced . . .
Robin Sweeney September 22, 2012 at 03:29 pm
Good luck today Linda! We're all pulling for you!
Tamara August 29, 2012 at 05:03 pm
Yeah Seabees! My son is a Seabee in the USN!
peggy deems August 30, 2012 at 07:24 pm
go Seabees. love you bro. i know your doing a good job doing what your doing love you all.
Ken Johnson September 1, 2012 at 01:35 pm
Gotta love the bee's, Good job from a fellow 10 year seabee vet.
Alexandra August 28, 2012 at 04:02 pm
Pretty
Steve August 28, 2012 at 05:01 pm
Seems to me you people have a slight problem, that being donations. "She put it in her purseRead More and forgot about it for 2 months"? That should never happen in todays world, it could have just as easily been pawned for their profit, not the organizations. You need better check's and balances, especially with anonymous donations.
The original Bill August 20, 2012 at 02:23 pm
This is a no brainer. Republicans on average make more money so of course they will give more. HereRead More in Lakewood even more so. I think if you asked this same question in Pepper Pike or Waite Hill it would show an even more lopsided graph.
BlackFlame August 20, 2012 at 09:23 pm
I seriously hate pop politics but I'll give my 2 cents. Utah is the biggest giver to charityRead More because they are required to fork over 10 percent to the church. Other religiously backward places like the bible belt also give much of their money to churches. So the reason has nothing to do with being a Democrat or Republican but how much money you hand over to your church. There are also some states which have tax write offs so that also plays a role. But honestly, I don't really consider giving to a church the same as giving to charity.
Mark justmark August 21, 2012 at 03:05 pm
Indeed. When religious obligation is filtered, the rankings complete flip. "But the generosityRead More ranking changes when religion is taken out of the picture. People in the Northeast give the most, providing 1.4 percent of their discretionary income to secular charities, compared with those in the South, who give 0.9 percent." citation: http://philanthropy.com/article/FaithGiving/133611/ Regardless, what's the point? Financial, charitable giving is an incomplete metric and a poor descriptor of one's values and what those values contribute to the community. Republicans may donate more financially but what of their time and actions? And, more to the point, where do those donations go? The presumption is that "charitable giving" helps the needy and less fortunate. The reality is that this is not always the case. Just as easily as this money could go toward animal protection or environmental groups, some of what qualifies as "charitable giving" fuels anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-immigration, anti-science, anti-labor, and many other morally-suspect efforts.
MrTwotimes August 17, 2012 at 03:07 pm
Agreed, the residents of Lakewood are something special...
Shauna Harper August 17, 2012 at 04:49 pm
Proud to call this church my home! They did a phenomenal job. And what a beautiful lady to haveRead More helped out!
SHAWN WITMER August 17, 2012 at 08:12 pm
I immediately thought of the "WWJD" acronym from ten years ago. What would Jesus do?Read More While we cant' know for certain, my faith tells me Jesus would have been working alongside the good people who were doing this good thing for a good person for the right reasons. Bravo!
Carl Holland August 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm
Been working in international development since the early 1980's on lots of issues related to (butRead More not directly connected) with refugees. My wife did much the same, before we relocated to Cleveland in 2004 due her taking a new position. I am retired now but at least I know that I did work to contribute when I could. Now I just take my time to nerd off to whoever will listen. Well played!
Cari Gornik August 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm
I've been sitting back and watching the mess that has come out of this article. Obviously, everyoneRead More has their right to a point of view and I want to preface this by saying that I don't think anyone here is wrong or right. Just throwing my thoughts out there... I know and have met a number of refugees. They work to become a vital part of our society taking on jobs in factories, cleaning dishes in restaurants, and cleaning hotel rooms. And anyone who is unemployed is welcome to go to the same staffing agencies that refugees are taken to and get a job. Also, as I see there is an aspiring entrepreneur in the mix, there are a number of organizations in Cleveland who work with entrepreneurs. They can help you with your business plan, connect you with mentors, and even introduce you to investors. If your niche market is dead, then it's time to pivot and find another. And if you google "help for entrepreneurs cleveland" you'll find the help you are looking for.
Jack Adderboilt August 17, 2012 at 01:18 am
The Goldilocks Game ... World Melting Pots: Too few ... Just right ... Too many ??? Michaels: TooRead More few ... Just right ... Too many ??? Government Safety Nets: Too few ... Just right ... Too many ??? Private Charity Safety Nets: Too few ... Just enough ... Too many ??? Ordinary Human Interest Stories: Too few ... Just right ... Too many ??? Human Interest Stories with a Hook: Too few ... Just right ... Too many ??? Folks Slipping Through the Cracks: Too few ... Just enough ... Too many ??? Dog Stories: Too few ... Just right ... Too many ???
Tim Liston August 9, 2012 at 04:03 pm
Will, do yourself a BIG favor and skip the business major. Learn to further your interest inRead More building things, Not in supervising others who supervise others while they are actually building things. BTW I am a Northwestern MBA who wishes I knew how to build a gazebo. Good luck to you. I have seen it going up. I live nearby and look forward to its completion.
Susan Kaminski August 8, 2012 at 06:41 pm
Nice to hear news like this.
Judy Towner August 9, 2012 at 02:52 pm
Love this little girl! Her parents raised a wonderful, thoughtful daughter!
Hol July 26, 2012 at 11:44 am
Anyone know what the mass schedule will be? The phone number in the directory of Patch isRead More disconnected. I would like to attend mass here.
Mary Simon July 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm
Mass will be at 4:30pm on Saturdays and 10:30am on Sundays.
Joni Nowak RN/CCRN July 28, 2012 at 11:29 am
This year we'll leave our donation at PNC Bank. It's our bank and we luv it! Next year theRead More Lakewood Learning Center would like to volunteer to be a drop-off location for school supplies. We're all about education and a better way of getting it! Thanks for organizing this, city of Lakewood! Joni Nowak RN; owner of the Lakewood Learning Center