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Plain Press 2020 Fundraiser

October 2020 Dear Plain Press Readers and Supporters, This year marks the 49th anniversary of the award-winning* community newspaper, the Plain Press. A free community newspaper founded in 1971, the Plain Press continues to present issues and community news to residents of Cleveland’s west side. During the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, the Plain Press continued its mission of presenting issues and … Continue reading

Labor Day Weekend at St. Rocco’s Parish

Community raises over $50,000 to grant to businesses in the Gordon Square Arts District

Community raises over $50,000 to grant to businesses in the Gordon Square Arts District  (Plain Press, October 2020)                 Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) applauds our community for raising $55,474 through the organization’s Fast Forward Fund to provide relief to small businesses and non-profits in the Gordon Square Arts District. Local anonymous donors have matched $27,737 … Continue reading

Market After Dark

PHOTO BY MICHAEL OAKAR Thursday, October 24, 2019; The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland’s fundraiser Market After Dark, West Side Market, W. 25th & Lorain Avenue: Ann LoParo of Annie’s Signature Sweets talks to a customer who is trying one of her pastries. PHOTO BY MICHAEL OAKAR Thursday, October 24, 2019; The Hunger Network of … Continue reading

Repairs continue at Denison Avenue UCC as the church receives extension from Cleveland Housing Court

(Plain Press, June 2019)   On May 21stDenison Avenue United Church of Christ Pastor Nozomi Ikuta announced via Facebook that Cleveland Housing Court has given the church’s congregation “a little more time to finish repairs.” The church, featured in a photo in the May issue of the Plain Press, is continuing work restoring the exterior of the building. … Continue reading

St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish celebrates 10th Founder’s Day Gala

St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish celebrates 10th Founder’s Day Gala by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, May 2019)    “Can you believe it has been ten years since we gathered around loved ones and like a phoenix rose from the ashes?” wrote Sister Dianne Piunno, SND, the pastoral associate for St. Ignatius of Antioch Church. “We are … Continue reading

St. Herman’s House of Hospitality Annual St. Nicholas Spaghetti Dinner

Tour des Trees cyclists stop at Public Square as part of race to raise funds for tree research

(Plain Press, September 2018)     Seventy-five cyclists arrived in downtown Cleveland on August 1st as part of North America’s largest fundraiser for tree research. The week-long Tour des Trees covered more than 500 miles, kicking off in Columbus, Ohio and looping through Akron, Cleveland and back. This year marked the first time the race was held … Continue reading

Sister Corita’s Third Annual Golf Outing raises over $29,000 for St. Augustine Hunger Center

(Plain Press, September 2018)     Sister Corita’s third annual golf outing at Ridge Top Golf Club in Medina raised over $29,000 and over 450 donated items for the food pantry in the St. Augustine Hunger Center on W. 14th in the Tremont neighborhood. This brings the three year total to over $59,135. This year’s golf outing … Continue reading

Antique car purchased for the price of a funeral

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, June 2018)    There’s nothing like a car show, and for Ralph Vicario, there’s nothing like your first car show, especially when your car happens to be a 1930 Ford Deluxe. Vicario entered the car in the 2018 Max Hayes Car Show. Vicario’s story behind his antique is an unusual … Continue reading