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August 2010

Food + Drink

Fill Up

Fresh Air

Vento la Trattoria's new chef blows a bright change into the Bay Village hot spot's menu.

Hot Dogs

Hot Eats

On a Roll

Roach Roast

Shake It Up

In the CLE


Bee Good

Gridiron Greats

Four tradition-rich high school football teams face off Aug. 28 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Growing Gains

Forest City gets into urban farming with its Terminal Tower rooftop garden.

Headed for the Border?

Nope. My crime was walking while looking Hispanic.

Lost to History

Before Carl Stokes, there was Thomas Fleming, Cleveland's first black city councilman. But since he took office 100 years ago, Fleming, who rose to the heights of political power, has been almost erased from our public consciousness — all over $200 and a

More Choice Words

Points North

Queen of the Bee

After schooling 272 other competitors at this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, Anamika Veeramani settles in for the summer and talks about the path to being America's top speller.

Radar Defector

A speeding ticket turns a Cleveland fan into a public enemy.

Thanks, LeBron

As Cleveland tends to the gaping wound in its civic psyche, we thought it important to point out the local winners in this whole taking-my-talents-to-South-Beach episode. Yes, we said winners.

The 100 Most Expensive Homes on the Lake

Using information provided by county auditors, we compiled a list of the homes with the highest appraised values from Lorain to Lake county.

The Hangover

After years of having its way in Cuyahoga County, the Democratic Party has elected Stuart Garson to clean up what's left in the wake of a corruption investigation, government reform and shaky power base.

Turn Back the Clock

War Stories

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument commissioner Neil Evans shares the details of the downtown landmark's recent renovation.


Action Sequence

Art in Motion

Beyond the Grave

Edward Douglas' Ohio-made film The Dead Matter finally gets a DVD release, but the journey from the cutting room to your living room hasn't been easy.

Dramatic Tension

Out of the ashes of one of Akron's most impressive upstart theater companies comes a humbled but optimistic vision.

Summer Blockbusters

Our picks from Cinema at the Square's lineup of classics.

Weather Channel

Judith Brandon's stormy landscapes broadcast the fear and wonder nature evokes.

At Home

Bargain Buys

City Beauty

Little Italy's 27 Coltman townhouses convinced Keybank executives Dean Ilijasic and Ursula Cottone to trade the suburbs for high-end living in a good, old-fashioned neighborhood.

Coming Home to Rooster

Garden State

Their plans for life on the lake didn't turn out as they had hoped, but the Blakes draw comfort from the beauty of the water and the gardens at their Lorain home.

Making Waves

Making Waves

O-H, Eye-Opener

Play Grounds

Rural Marvel

Located on six wooded acres in Geauga county, Ken and Cheryl Stasiak's contemporary mission-style home balances technological features with a warm and cozy atmosphere.

Sail Price

The Good Life

Kyle Camp and Mark Walls began work on their dream home seven years ago. Today, their sprawling, beuatifully appointed estate is a slive of waterfront living at its best.


Branching Out

Banyan Tree duo create a fair-trade line inspired by the evolution of womanhood.