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Local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chapter Announces New Executive Director

(December 2018, Plain Press)        The Board of Directors of NAMI Greater Cleveland announced the appointment of Christina “Chris” Mignogna as the organization’s new Executive Director. Mignogna has been a volunteer with NAMI for a number of years and an advocate for mental health in her personal and professional life. Chris holds a Master’s in Social Work from … Continue reading

American Lebanese Community Council presents Lebanon Day at Cleveland City Hall

(December 2018, Plain Press)        In the first floor Rotunda at Cleveland City Hall, on November 19th, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson welcomed a crowd of over 300 to the 8thAnnual Celebration of Lebanon Day in Cleveland and the celebration of the 75thAnniversary of the Independence of Lebanon. Jackson noted the importance of cultural diversity to the development … Continue reading

Holiday Party Style Guide: What to Wear Where

by Silk Allen (December 2018, Plain Press)        The whole month of December is lit, from start to finish, and is filled with a whirlwind of celebrations leading up to New Year’s Eve. Our social calendars are full of holiday events like black tie fundraisers; office party shindigs; family and friend dinners; and good old-fashioned bar hoppings … Continue reading

Department of Aging Director Mary McNamara outlines services and resources available to Cleveland seniors

(December 2018, Plain Press)        At a November 17thTalk in the Hall at Cogswell Hall, Cleveland Department of Aging Executive Director Mary McNamara explained the range of programs, services and resources her department helps link to qualified Cleveland residents. The Talk in the Hall, co-sponsored by Cogswell Hall and the Cleveland Westside Village, offered the opportunity for … Continue reading

Town Hall at Cleveland State University celebrates 200th Anniversary of Cleveland’s first newspaper

  by Chuck Hoven (December 2018, Plain Press)        On November 6th, the Cleveland State University School of Communications hosted a Town Hall event to celebrate the 200thAnniversary of the publication of Cleveland’s first newspaper. Communications students in Associate Professor Edward Horowitz’s Foundation of Journalism and Promotional Communication class created display stations featuring different newspaper themes … Continue reading

Clevelanders for Public Transit presents its recommendations on how to improve RTA

PHOTO BY BRUCE CHECEFSKY Monday, November 19, 2018; A rider travels aboard a Regional Transit Authority bus in Cleveland. by Bruce Checefsky (December 2018, Plain Press)        A small group of concerned citizens attended Clevelanders For Public Transit’s (CPT) meeting on November 19th at the All Aboard Ohio office in Tower City. CPT’s Coordinating Committee Chair … Continue reading

Bond Accountability Commission examines CMSD’s construction workforce inclusion program

by Chuck Hoven (December 2018, Plain Press)        At its November meeting, the Bond Accountability Commission examined how the Cleveland Metropolitan School District was monitoring its workforce inclusion program and what resources are available to train Clevelanders interested in working in the construction trades. The Bond Accountability Commission (BAC), charged to be a watchdog on behalf … Continue reading

December 2018 Plain Press Community Board

December 2018 Community Board The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. The printing of the Community Board is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters.   ARTS TRANSFORMER STATION, 1490 W. 29thStreet. “In Her Image: Photographs … Continue reading

December 2018 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF