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A wide variety of venues found a home on Denison Avenue over the years

A wide variety of venues found a home on Denison Avenue over the years by Matthew Johns (Plain Press, March 2020) A wealthy businessman’s house, a massive roller rink and Transylvanian cultural center may seem like an odd combination, but they all found their place along a small strip of a road on Cleveland’s west … Continue reading

Neighbors and homeless advocates defend Denison Avenue United Church of Christ’s offering of hospitality to the homeless

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, January 18, 2020; Women’s March Cleveland 2020 Rally, Cleveland City Hall, E. 6th and Lakeside: Rosie Palfy and her boxer Blue protest Ward 11 Cleveland City Council Representative Dona Brady’s opposition to the use of Denison United Church of Christ as a Metanoia Project night time refuge from the cold … Continue reading

Max Hayes Food Drive collects donations for St. Augustine Hunger Center

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Tuesday, November 26, 2019; St. Augustine Church, 2486 W. 14th Street: Max Hayes student Christian Harris unloads a box of donated food from the truck. Students and staff from Max Hayes High School brought donations to the St. Augustine Hunger Center from their school’s food drive. Max Hayes High School’s food … Continue reading

Forest City Singers — Good Tidings – St. Stephen’s Church

    PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, November 17, 2019; Good Tidings, St. Stephen’s Church, 1930 W. 54th Street: Members of the Forest City Singers sing the compositions of Franz Schubert, David Dickau, J.S. Bach as well as a variety of arrangements of Christmas music. Forest City Singers is a 15- member choral group which … Continue reading

St. Stephen Parish celebrates 150th Anniversary

    PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, November 17, 2019; St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 1930 W. 54th Street: The main altar at St. Stephen’s church. The altars and statues at St. Stephens were carved from oak and most were imported from Munich, Germany. The parish, which was founded in April of 1869, celebrates its … Continue reading

Apparition of the Eternal Church, St. Ignatius of Antioch Church

PHOTO BY DEBBIE SADLON Sunday, October 27, 2019; Apparition of the Eternal Church, St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, West Boulevard at Lorain Avenue: Organist Buck McDaniel, the 2018-19 Kulas Composer Fellow at Cleveland Public Theatre, plays some of his own compositions as well as works by J.S. Bach, Olivier Messiaen, Florence Price, Nadia Boulanger, and … Continue reading

St. Malachi Parish to celebrate tenth anniversary of merger with Community of St. Malachi

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, September 20, 2019; St. Malachi Church, 2459 Washington Avenue: This sculpture, a Pietá – the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, — was exhibited at the Chicago World Fair in 1893. Carved out of one block of wood, the sculpture was saved and restored after a fire … Continue reading

Customers voice concerns about how Cleveland Public Power treats them

Customers voice concerns about how Cleveland Public Power treats them (Plain Press, November 2019)        Cleveland Public Power (CPP) customers brought concerns about the services and practices of the power company to a public hearing held on October 17th. The hearing was hosted by the End Poverty Now Coalition and held at St. Paul’s Community … Continue reading

In Memory Father Lucjan Stokowski March 27, 1951- August 10, 2019

(Plain Press, October 2019)  The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland reported that vespers were held at St. John Cantius Church on August 19th for Father Lucjan Stokowski, age 68, who died on August 10th. Father Stokowski served as pastor of St. John Cantius Church. Stokowski came to Cleveland from Poland in 1980. He served at St. … Continue reading

Ordination Rev. Richard James Hinkelman on Sunday, September 15, 2019.