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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

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

Main street WHAT IS HAPPENING TO LORAIN AVENUE

  PHOTO BY CLARENCE MADISON (Plain Press Archives) July 1985; Lorain Avenue: Tina Gayer, co-chair of the Lorain Avenue Business Association, sees crime prevention as the highest priority. In this photo from the Plain Pressarchives, Gayer is standing in front of a car lot on W 47thand Lorain Avenue. In the background behind her you … Continue reading

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Outdoor Art + History Museum debuts during Walkabout Tremont

(Plain Press, August 2019)Tremont’s first outdoor Art + History Museum was unveiled during Walkabout Tremont on Friday July 12 at the southeast corner of Professor and College Avenues. More than 40 images of old Tremont were placed on permanent display—weatherproof, digital reproductions of water colors, oils, collages, line-art and even old postcards. The Tremont West … Continue reading

Undesign the Red Line Interactive Exhibit

Abbey Avenue makes connections

Abbey Avenue makes connections by Gwendolyn Kochur (Plain Press, July 2019)                Ohio City, with its versatile dining options, entertainment and the West Side Market, lies just west of Tremont, a hub of Victorian homes and of trendy eateries and festivals. Acting as a direct connection between the two is Abbey Avenue.    The Abbey Avenue Bridge also … Continue reading

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