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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 ???
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.
Mark Buckley July 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm
Mike. I was specifically told at the time " the wrong people from Cleveland." If you wantRead More to bend yourself into a pretzel pretending that the issue wasn't race - knock yourself out.
Steve July 21, 2012 at 11:09 pm
You are so on target Mark, most of Lakewood knows that, but others look the other way.
Alexandra July 22, 2012 at 02:01 pm
Basketball itself is not the problem, it is the bad behavior of many people who are fond of theRead More sport that tends to accompany it. Soccer too is considered a "hooligan" sport, but not how it is played here. If basketball, for sake of enjoyment and exercise is played, than I have no problem.
Ann Schwarz July 13, 2012 at 12:07 am
The address 2070 Dowd Ave. was the location for many years of Lakewood Day Nursery. This center wasRead More started by the old Union Carbide during WWI when young mothers worked while their husbands were away at war. The sight on Dowd was buillt as a Day care center in the early 20's. It was never a home-although a caretaker lived in a 2 room efficiencey in the 40's (The original building was located around the corner on Plover. The center was a part of Day Nursery Association and then Center for Human Services and finally Center for Families and Children. As a former teacher at this center, I was and still am very proud of the work we did there and the thousands of young children who were cared for over the decades. The Center for Families and Children closed the center about 10 years ago and were unsure of what to do with the center. It would have cost many thousands of dollars to update the facility (plumbing, electrical, etc) It was put on the market but just like many homes in the area, no buyers were found. Eventually the center was razed. I am glad that the property is a part of Habitat for Humanity. I just think it is important that people understand that this was not a "nuisance property" It was, for years, a wonderful and important part of many families lives and we were very sad to see it closed down. Lakewood Day Nursery had a proud and wonderful legacy for the community.
Michele July 13, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Such a cool story for a new habitat home! Lakewood has such a rich history, this should be relayedRead More to the future homeowners.
Chris July 10, 2012 at 11:55 am
Way to go Donna! That is a great idea :)
Pat Ballasch July 10, 2012 at 01:56 pm
Well done. Conservation is a funny thing. I cringed when Al Gore was pitching his conservationRead More message in his book & movie by globe trotting around the world. The message was important but teleconferencing would have been a better way to be consistent with the message. I was reminded of an old bumper sticker "You can't kill for peace". There's something to be said for consistency.
SHAWN WITMER July 10, 2012 at 06:31 pm
Bravo Donna & Paula > good people, good cause, good use (and reuse) of resources! Kudos toRead More Adam for stepping up to provide pizza for the Lakewood Alive Relay team. People like you are the reason I like Lakewood so much :+)
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Albert Mandela June 15, 2012 at 02:51 am
I know Beth O'Kain and she approachs life with a mix of wide eyed wonder, enthusiam andRead More determination. She sees life as a challange to engage on her own terms and as a backdrop for her life where she is the playwright and the main character. But her life is not centered about herself...she focuses on all of those around her. For Beth, compassion and empathy are are not mere words, but actions waiting to unfold. Congratulations Beth for all you have done and all that you will do. Albert Mandela
Tom habanek July 12, 2012 at 05:46 pm
John Lakuta kayaked across Lake Erie in 1970, leaving from Cleveland. He was also a LakewoodRead More resident, is still alive at 85 living in Rocky River.
Norbert Schmitz July 18, 2012 at 03:54 pm
Beth, Did you make it? What kind of shell are (did) you use? I'm rowing in Marblehead with aRead More Little River Heritage open water skiff. Averaging 5mph it may not be quite as fast as your shell, but it's a whole lot less stressful amidst Lake Erie's (and Sandusky Bay's) chop, wakes & rogue waves! - Norb
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