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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Aging happens naturally, yet we often don’t discuss, prepare for it

By MARTHA TOWNS Maggie Smith, in the “New York Times,” said she didn’t have any problem playing a 90-year-old woman. “I don’t think it was a stretch,” she said. “I’ve been knocking on the door of 90 for a very long time.” Then the story went on to say that they had to age her 14 years with “scant” makeup. That says to me that Maggie Smith is really...

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Cuffs, J3 Clothing, Matina’s Bridal earn national recognition

By BARRY GOODRICH Who needs Park Avenue or Rodeo Drive? Three of the nation’s top fashion destinations are located right here in Northeast Ohio. In fact, all three are located within a five-mile radius. The September issue of “Esquire” magazine named not one but two local establishments in its ranking of The Best Men’s Stores in America – Cuffs and...

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Fall’s many benefits, balls call for more dressy, formal attire

By KATHY O’NEIL As we wistfully contemplate the last days of summer, the Cleveland social calendar shifts into high gear. Among the most anticipated events are the elaborate galas that dot the fall evening landscapes. The summer’s warm temperatures dictated a casual vibe that most women and men appreciated in June and July. But Labor Day marked the...

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Heights Heritage Tour on Sept. 21 to showcase ‘Art of the Home’

(Photographs by Frank Gerlak) By SARAH JAQUAY “It’s [the fun of the tour] being allowed to see inside homes we’ve driven by for years and wished we could press our noses against the windows,” said Bari Teamor, Cleveland Heights resident and long-time member of the committee that hosts the Heights Heritage Tour—Heights Community Congress’s (HCC’s) a...

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Shop owners share essential elements of elegant modern design

BY KATHRYN RIDDLE Modern design at its best is elegant albeit sleek, revealing only its essentials of form and function devoid of anything extraneous. A good example, not at all modern, would be furniture and the humble necessities crafted by the Shakers who were masters of simplicity. These elements create a sense of serenity and calm, feelings of...

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Autism Speaks

It may have been the party of the summer, if not the entire year. Iron Chefs Michael Symon and Mario Batali were just two of the 21 top chefs in Cleveland for this event attended by 700 guests at the Cleveland Museum of Art. More than $250,000 was raised for Autism Speaks. Guests had the opportunity to try signature dishes from the best chefs in to...

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Near West Theatre “Barrington Wine Classic”

Like the fine wines it celebrates, the Barrington Wine Classic simply gets better with time. The 10th edition of this elegant fundraiser continued the tradition of serving gourmet food, superb vintages and delightful entertainment under a perfect summer sky. Guests dined at stations provided by the Barrington staff, as well as chefs from University...

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YMCA of Greater Cleveland “160th Anniversary Gala”

The YMCA of Greater Cleveland celebrated its 160-year legacy with an announcement about an exciting future. The more than 400 guests in attendance at a black-tie gala at the Westin Cleveland Downtown were treated to a glimpse of a new downtown YMCA. Proceeds from the party will go directly toward its construction in the Galleria at Erieview. Funds...

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Welcome to newly revitalized Hingetown, Cleveland’s latest hot spot

By CAROLINE R. MERK (Photographs by Caroline R. Merk) Hingetown is a destination neighborhood within Ohio City. The burgeoning area offers retail, art, food, music, diverse residential options, and is within walking distance of downtown and the lakefront. Throughout its recent gentrification, Hingetown has preserved its history and maintained a sen...

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