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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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Gilmour student Gianna Stafford embodies the spirit of volunteerism and giving

  By SUE REID Gilmour Academy instills in its students the importance of incorporating faith in their daily lives, realizing that primarily through service to others. That is a life lesson that has resonated early on for senior Gianna Stafford. It was in seventh grade that the competitive figure skate began a path of volunteerism, taking bimon...

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Alzheimer’s disease: Not just a normal part of getting older

  By JOLIE HIGAZI   A popular misconception is that Alzheimer’s disease—often characterized by severe memory loss—is part of natural aging. This is not the case. “Memory often changes as you grow older, but memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging,” said Lauri Scharf, LSW, MS, who is the Support Services Manager...

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New project will reinvigorate Akron’s public spaces

    By BARRY GOODRICH   Akron residents will soon have streamlined access to their downtown community, thanks to the efforts of the Downtown Akron Partnership and the Knight Foundation. The partnership is undertaking a project to connect Akron residents to downtown through improvements to public spaces. The program is being funded th...

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Lifestyles of the exotic and hairy … An interview with Toni Richmond about the fine art of showing dogs

  By LAURI GROSS   It’s not easy to hide an Afghan hound in a college dorm. Toni Richmond should know. She tried. “I have always been an animal lover, and particularly a dog lover,” said Toni, a show-dog enthusiast and attorney who currently works as the general counsel for her family business. As a teen, Toni attended her first dog show....

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Oberlin’s New Motto: Live, Learn and LEED

        By: SARAH JAQUAY   “The Hotel [at Oberlin] is evocative of a tree house,” notes Erica Todhunter, general manager of the Hotel at Oberlin and our tour guide through this sustainably built accommodation at the corner of College and Main streets. The Hotel was constructed to qualify for LEED platinum certification by the U....

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Luxury development proposed for Rocky River lakefront

                  By BARRY GOODRICH Rocky River’s lakefront may be getting a makeover. Andrew Brickman of Brickhaus Partners is teaming up with longtime Cleveland real estate developer John Carney for 700 Lake…luxury condos and townhomes with striking views of the city’s lakefront. Brickman, a leader in...

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