Monday, April 24th, 2017

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Invest Wisely in your Home … Work with qualified designers to avoid mistakes, save money, time and aggravation

              By SUSAN CONDON LOVE Pinterest, HGTV, designer blogs — all these resources are helpful when planning a home redesign. Sometimes, however, they give homeowners a false sense of confidence. There may be several reasons homeowners are unwilling (or scared) to hire a professional designer. It could...

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Premier area fashion, merchandising schools attract the best, brightest to the industry

  By SUSAN CONDON LOVE   Anna Schumm, 21, has been interested in fashion and design for as long as she can remember. The Ursuline College junior, originally from Findlay, is majoring in the college’s prestigious Fashion Design and Merchandising program and couldn’t be happier with the opportunities the school is offering for a future in a...

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Memorable prom styles help create part of the magic of the evening

By LAURI GROSS   Once upon a time, a girl and her mother burst into a dress shop in panic-mode. The ladies had purchased a prom dress online thinking they were getting an incredible deal on a designer gown, but instead they received a hideous, ill-fitting knock-off.   Lisa Barefield, marketing director at Henri’s Cloud Nine in Minerva tol...

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Stylish, warm-weather bridal gowns in which to comfortably say, ‘I Do’

By SUSAN CONDON LOVE   I have many wonderful and warm memories of my marriage nearly 29 years ago to the love of my life. Among the most vivid lingering impressions of that day? I was hot. Literally. I got married in Savannah, Georgia – the Deep South – in August in a voluminous, heavily beaded and sequined gown. Was I nuts to plan...

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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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Gilmour Academy earns Steinway Select status for its students

Photographs by Kim Ponsky Photography By SUE REID In countless ways, Matthew P. Figgie said he was molded by Gilmour Academy As a football and baseball standout, he learned what it was like to be dedicated, disciplined and competitive, he said, and that drive carried on to his success on Wall Street and in the business world. He also learned the im...

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Real Time Philanthropy: Iris November’s approach to Charitable Giving

By SARAH JAQUAY “We’ve never had an elevator [named in our honor], philanthropist Iris November quipped. She was talking about the Debra Ann November Elevator at the Near West Theatre that was dedicated to her late husband’s, Mort November’s, daughter. Sadly, Debra Ann died at age 24. Debra Ann loved children and used to host summer camps for neigh...

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