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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

Día de Muertos Parade of Skulls & Skeletons

    PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, November 2, 2019; Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade of Skulls & Skeletons, W. 65th & Detroit Avenue: The Día de Muertos celebration was presented by Cleveland Public Theatre / Teatro Público de Cleveland in partnership with Héctor Castellanos Lara and Día de Muertos Ohio.PHOTO BY … Continue reading

Miriam Ortiz-Rush Park Ribbon Cutting

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, October 12, 2019; Miriam Ortiz-Rush Park Ribbon Cutting & Celebration, Madison Avenue & W. 75th Street: The newly renovated park (formerly Lawn-Madison Park) was named in honor of the memory of Miriam Ortiz-Rush, a longtime resident of the neighborhood, founder of El Nueva Dia newspaper, a CMHA employee and bailiff … Continue reading

Lorraine Surgical closes W. 65th & Lorain storefront

Lorraine Surgical closes W. 65th  & Lorain storefront (Plain Press, November 2019)        Lorraine Surgical Supply is closing its longtime location at W. 65th and Lorain Avenue (Northwest corner) and move to Middleburg Heights, says spokesperson David Zake. The company has sold medical equipment and supplies in the neighborhood since 1975. Zake says Lorraine Surgical … Continue reading

Catholic Students for Peace and Justice Climate Strike for Our Common Home

Ice Cream Social Celebrating 150 years of the Ursuline Sisters serving as teachers at both Malachi School and Urban Community School

Architectural historian points out errors in article on Lorain Avenue History

To the Editor: (Plain Press, October 2019)           I am writing to point out numerous errors in the “A Look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane” article, written by Kevin Coleman, identified in the Plain Press as a Cleveland State University journalism student. In this article, the writer claims that the “statues” on the … Continue reading

Community effort led to creation of Zone Recreation Center

Community effort led to creation of Zone Recreation Center (Plain Press, September 2019) The Zone Recreation Center at W. 65thand Lorain Avenue has its own origin story, some of which is chronicled in the pages of the Plain Press.A December 21, 1977 article by Larry Bresler titled “$1.5 million set for NWS Rec. Center” reported that … Continue reading

A look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane

A look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane by Kevin Coleman (Plain Press, September 2019)       Lorain Avenue is a Cleveland thoroughfare spanning approximately 12 miles from its beginning at the Hope Memorial Bridge to the Rocky River. As soon as motorists traverse the 256-foot-long Lorain Viaduct, the street becomes Lorain Road and runs … Continue reading

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