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Monthly Archives: November 2017

US welcomes its ninth headmaster and school alumnus, Richard C. Bryan

By SUE REID A great challenge of independent schools is to continue to produce students of character. That has become an enormous emphasis personally for University School’s newest headmaster Richard C. Bryan, he said. “It is important to produce well-rounded men who are ethically strong,” said Mr. Bryan, 65. A native of Cleveland Heights who began...

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Famed winemaker Patrick Leon visits Cuffs in Chagrin Falls to share story of his successful life

  By SUE REID Telling his life story — without mentioning wine — is close to impossible for Patrick Leon, he admitted with a warm smile. That is because when the legendary winemaker was born in Bordeaux in 1943, one in three people’s lives were dependent on the wine industry, he noted. “Either your mother, father or grandfather – y...

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Northeast Ohio’s heart goes beyond its borders

        By CYNTHIA SCHUSTER EAKIN Photograph by Kathy Presley and provided by Annie Nock Northeast Ohio has a pretty big heart that often extends way beyond its borders. That became evident when residents of Greater Cleveland came forward to assist with relief efforts after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria ravaged parts of Texa...

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CMA’s Jazz Age exhibit brings back glamour of 1920s

  By BARRY GOODRICH The Roaring Twenties gave America Babe Ruth, Bix Beiderbecke and bathtub gin. It was an age of both excess and artistry, a transitional era in the history of an evolving nation. The Cleveland Museum of Art’s new exhibit The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s pays homage to the era with a dazzling collection of jewelry, f...

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YWCA “Circle 2017”

  More than 600 people turned out in support of the YWCA for the ninth annual Circle 2017 presented for the first time in the evening at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The event’s purpose was to support NIA- Nurturing Independence and Aspiration at YWCA Greater Cleveland, a national and local leader in the prevention of homelessness. Circle rais...

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Summa Health “Sapphire Ball”

    The 2017 Summa Health Sapphire Ball was filled with firsts. The October 21 event at the John S. Knight Center – the 16th annual – raised $1.3 million for the first time in its illustrious history.  Those dollars, when coupled with all the money previously amassed over the years, pushed the total raised in 16 years to more than $10 mil...

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Flashes of Hope “Big Shots and Little Stars”

It was a record-breaking evening for Flashes of Hope, in terms of both the crowd who gathered and the money raised. A total of 1,300 people turned out for Flashes’ annual Big Shots and Little Stars gala presented at Quicken Loans Arena. This was the 12th Big Shots event and the ninth annual celebration partnering with the Cleveland Cavaliers. A rec...

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Cleveland Orchestra “A Musical Journey Through Italy”

      The Cleveland Orchestra is well known for its sumptuous fundraisers and generous benefactors, but whenever an organization is celebrating the start of its 100th robust season, there’s an extra frisson of excitement in the air. Five hundred and fifty guests dressed in their black-tie best, gathered in the Smith Lobby to enjoy co...

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