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Shaughnessy, Biggar wedding complete with fine dancing

  By SUE REID        When Kate Shaughnessy and her fiancé Bob Biggar tied the knot on New Year’s Eve, a stunning and elegant backdrop of the old Cleveland Courthouse was not the only touch of magic guests experienced. When it came time for the couple’s first dance to Michael Buble’s version of L.O.V.E., there was no simple swaying back a...

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Couple creates intimate wedding experience in the Napa Valley

By KRISTA S. KANO From the beginning of their courtship, Ashley Coleman and Ian Bailey’s relationship was not just about them. It was about incorporating the other into their individual lives, their families and their friends. So, for those who know them best, it was no surprise that their October 2017 wedding was as much about their guests as it w...

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The Rise of Short-Order Weddings: Romantic Ohio Elopements

By SARAH JAQUAY   When I hear movie brides-to-be utter the phrase, “I’ve been planning this day my whole life,” I think, “Really?!” It’s so out of the realm of my experience growing up—even for the most girly-girls in the neighborhood. Sure we played in our Mom’s wedding dress, but an elegant cocktail dress was just as desirable to stomp aroun...

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National Geographic ‘Traveler’ magazine names Cleveland on its Best of the World List for 2018

    By BARRY GOODRICH   In 1944, the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company began to refer to its home city as The Best Location in the Nation. At the time, the slogan was as truthful as it was catchy – Cleveland, with a robust economy, was indeed one of the country’s elite cities.   By 1962, a huge “The Best Location in the Na...

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Gingerbread Homes LLC builds on holiday tradition

      Owner of Gingerbread Homes LLC, Jon Thibo started constructing handcrafted gingerbread structures as part of his own family holiday tradition.                His mother began the tradition of making Christmas gingerbread houses with her nine children. Thibo and his wife Ellen continued the tradition with their own family. Over...

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Jill Koski to serve as new CEO at Holden Forests and Gardens

  By RITA KUEBER In September, Holden Forests & Gardens named Jill Koski new President and CEO, taking over from Clem Hamilton after nine successful years. Discovered through a national search, Koski spent the last 10 years as the Vice President of Development at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. Before that, she was with the Shedd...

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Constantino’s continues catering to its loyal neighborhood clientele, opening new location in Lakewood

By SUE REID Lakewood resident Andrew Revy has much to be excited about these days. As part of the second generation of Constantino’s neighborhood grocers, he is not only bracing for the opening of the company’s fifth store, but he is reveling in the fact that it is in his own back yard. The 46-year-old Lakewood High School graduate, along with his...

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Roaring Twenties come to life at CMA’s ‘Jazz Age’ exhibit

    (A huge chandelier from the 1925 World’s Fair and a 1925 Rolls Royce are among the special treasures that visitors to the Cleveland Museum of Art will find as part of its “The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s” exhibit. The exhibit remains on view through January 14. (Photographs courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art)     By...

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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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