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August 2004

Food + Drink

Fine Diner: Juniper Grille

Juniper Grille, Cleveland

From Grandma's Kitchen: Filomena's Restaurant

Filomena's Restaurant, Little Italy


Wines With a Can-do Attitude

In the CLE

A Little C-Ditty

Listen up. Who needs a new convention center, downtown retail or more smart college grads staying close to home to spur economic development? What our city really needs is a musical makeover -- a song that proves New York, San Francisco and other towns-wi

Fastlane: Toccara Montgomery

Toccara Montgomery, women's wrestler

Gold Miner


Name Dropping

New Voices

Fifty years after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Brown vs. Board of Education, Cleveland high-school students create a striking performance using words inspired by those affected by the city's '70s school-desegregation program.

No Plums Allowed

We challenged five local ad agencies to devise a campaign for marketing Cleveland. There was only one rule.

No Plums Allowed: Our Cleveland Experience

Cleveland Magazine editors throw the "No Plums Allowed" entries at the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau chief.

Our Naked City

Three writers bare it all — in public and in print — to reveal what it was really like to be nude with more than 2,700 others for the making of Spencer Tunick's art, which will be unveiled this month.

The Agenda

The Flamingo Kid

Charmer, reformer, prodigy, politician -- Dean DePiero must be more than a political lawn ornament as the 35-year-old mayor tries to transform Parma's racist and ridiculed reputation.


Urban Legend

Where Are They Now?

They were Cleveland's famous and infamous -- our stars and our also-rans, our crooks, coaches and kid-show hosts. Some burned as lifelong beacons while others flashed in the pan.

We picked up the threads of their stories to discover what happen

Winging It

Beware of flying squirrels, saucers and Santas. Red Bull's "Flugtag" event visits Cleveland this year to give a new crop of contenders the chance to battle gravity.


Animal Magnetism

Bowled Over By Bowie

Bye-bye Binky

Festival Fever

Let's do festivals right.

Local Sounds

The Arts of Crafts

At Home

Bringing an Old Home Back to Life

Greater Cleveland is full of historic homes. Here's a guide to fixing them up while preserving their historic integrity, from wood trim to what to do with the windows.

Investing in the City

Whether shopping for your own home or as an investor/rehabber or landlord, Cleveland offers a market brimming with appeal.

Travel & Outdoors

Betting on the Falls

The new Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort hits the jackpot by infusing some Vegas mojo into the natural wonders of Niagara Falls.


A Window On Pain

Here's what you need to know about dealing with chronic pain.

Across Uncertain Ground

The line between normal aging and Alzheimer's disease is poorly mapped. But advances in treatment are making less of growing older "inevitable" and even showing some promise against the scourge of Alzheimer's.

CVNP Wants You

Keeping the Bond

Here are ways to maintain the connection with a loved one who has Alzheimer's.


Energize Their Interests

Whether it's sports, music, dance or art, there are strategies to help your kids get the most out of their interests and activities.

Playing the Cell Game

Tread carefully when mixing teens and cell phones.

Taking the Bully By the Horns

Simple strategies can help your child avoid painful days on the playground.