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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Pediatric care is at the heart of Gift of Life NEO

(Photographs by Ted Stevens 2017) By CYNTHIA SCHUSTER EAKIN It takes a big heart to travel thousands of miles to help someone with a tiny, damaged one. Gift of Life Northeast Ohio (NEO) began by providing lifesaving open heart surgery for children from around the world at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland in 2003.The organization...

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Encore encourages seniors to share wisdom to help solve community challenges

By RITA KUEBER Encore – when the first part of an individual’s performance is so compelling, you ask them to share their talents again. Found most often within the context of the Fine Arts – but not always. Encore is also the name of a dynamic initiative administrated by The Cleveland Foundation. Encore encourages people at or near the end of...

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Cleveland International Film Festival thriving in its 41st year

By BARRY GOODRICH After a monumental year of historic events for the city, the spotlight is about to shine on downtown Cleveland once again. The Cleveland International Film Festival has become one of the most popular events of its kind in the world and the 41st edition of the Festival is certain to enhance that reputation. Filmmakers from across t...

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The Gathering Place supports, educates, empowers cancer patients and their families

      By CYNTHIA SCHUSTER EAKIN Cancer treatment comes in many forms. But, the treatment that is the most effective is the one that treats the entire patient and not just their disease. That belief led Eileen Saffran to found The Gathering Place, a Northeast Ohio organization dedicated to supporting, educating and empowering individu...

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Playhouse Square 26th Jump Back Ball: Roaring Back to the 20s

    Playhouse Square went “Roaring Back to the 20s,” transforming the multi-theater complex into a meandering multi-level speakeasy for the 26th Annual Jump Back Ball. Fedoras, feathers and and flappers filled the halls as more than 1,000 patrons sipped champagne and cocktails, danced the Lindy and the Charleston with Get Hep Swing, and played...

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Our Lady of the Wayside “Cleveland’s Finest Hors d’oeuvre Contest”

          A dream team of area chefs helped raise more than $50,000 at the 23rd annual Cleveland’s Finest Hors d’oeuvre Contest, to benefit Our Lady of the Wayside. The sold-out event at the Terrace Club at Progressive Field attracted more than 800 guests. Attendees were invited to sample fare from some of the area’s very best restaurants. Guests v...

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Cleveland Institute of Music “Broadway in the Circle”

There’s a future for Porgy serenading his Bess, for an American dancing in Paris, and for Maria, Anita and the girls to match the musical escalations of the Sharks against the Jets. For 96 years the Cleveland Institute of Music has trained and nurtured accomplished classical musicians. The Broadway in the Circle benefit, sponsored by CIM’s Women’s...

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Laurel School “For the Love of Laurel”

More than 500 people turned out in support of Laurel School for its 11th annual Gator Bash entitled “For the Love of Laurel.” Presented at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, the evening featured a live and silent auction, a $10,000 tuition raffle and a Call to the Heart, which raised money for the creation of the Laurel School Innovation Fund. Guests e...

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