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August 2013

Food + Drink

3 Chefs Mix Up Traditional Lemon Aid

Take a sip from one of these three remixed takes on summer's classic refresher.

A Seasonal Salute

With a menu focused on locally grown food, the arrival of Toast is something to celebrate.

Freeze Fame

Game Changer

Must Read

News Bites

Culinary updates from around the city

Patty Place

In the CLE


A Mother's Mission

When Yvonne Pointer's daughter, Gloria, was murdered in 1984, the mother of three dedicated her life to service and activism. Her daughter's case went unsolved for 29 years — until this May, when a suspect was charged in the slaying. Now, Pointer faces a new challenge: She must find herself. 


Animal Attractions

Building Memories

Course Notes

The world's best golfers head to Akron's Firestone Country Club Aug. 1-4. Here's how to score prime autographs, seats and more at the Bridgestone Invitational.

Green Daze

The downtown malls are the city's front lawn, so why don't we hang out there?

No-Fly Zone

The cancellation of this year's Cleveland National Air Show might cause turbulence in your Labor Day plans. We searched for alternatives to help your weekend take off.


Paper Chase

The Plain Dealer is cutting home delivery to four days and shrinking its staff. But an industry analyst says it can still excel if it learns from newsroom reinventions elsewhere.

The Indecision

Call it the summer of our discontent. A few hot-button topics have forced Clevelanders to choose a side the last couple of months, be it Captain America: The Winter Soldier, parking price spikes or the man who made "decision" a dirty word.

The Terminal - 25 years Cleveland housewives

Vested Interest

Waiting Game

Filmmaker and Akron native Kris Belman will spend this fall capturing our undying sports fandom for an ESPN documentary.

Word Play


Fair Play

Fair Play: Cattle Call

As the youngest of six children at Boyert's Greenhouse and Far, 18-year-old Clayton Boyert is raising six heifers and nine pigs, while taking care of 15 additional cows with hopes of building a future in the cattle industry. He led his shorthorn heif

Fair Play: Crash Course

Willoughby's Tom Powell got his first lesson in demolition derby at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds last summer. Powell, a 53-year-old master technician at Mazda-Saab of Bedford, placed second in his first derby behind 21-year-old Ashley "Smashley" S

Fair Play: Do This

Fair Play: Fair Fare

Fair Play: Fun For All

Hit up one of these county fair vendors for a unique tasty treat. 

Fair Play: Magic Carpets

Sibyl Osicka has been demonstrating her rug-making technique at the Cuyahoga County Fair for more than 30 years. Fairgoers can pull up a chair to watch her work 

Fair Play: Of Note

Barbara Ricca has been playing the trumpet with the Geauga County Fair Band since it began in 1938. As Ohio's oldest and only county fair band, it has about 50 active participants, but Ricca, 90, is the only original member. 

Funny Guy

Comedian Tom Arnold, know for his dozens of acting credits and stormy marriage to Roseanne Barr, returns to his stand-up roots.

Glory Days

We know being an Indians fan can increase your stress levels at times. So, take a deep breath and step up to the plate with two books that reflect on past Tribe greatness.

Reading Nook

Literary Lots brings beloved books and an appreciation for art to life in Ohio City

Sunset Soundtrack

Tease Town

At Home

Home Days

Home Days: Light Fixture

An eco-conscious family gives new life to a post-World War II bungalow in Rocky River.

Home Days: Modern Masterpiece

Built in the 1980s, this former museum curator's Hunting Valley stunner is a work of art.

Home Days: Natural Selection

With a focus on the landscape, this modern space is all about bringing the outdoors inside. 

Home Days: Our Housing Story

Home Days: Ranch Revival

Know for their single-floor living, a popular 1970s home style gets a modern update. 

Home Days: Sense of History

The Tudor revival was the most prevalent home in Cleveland Heights during the early 20th century, and Fairmount Boulevard boasts great expectations.

Home Days: Victorian Beauty

A finely crafted 19th-century home is the perfect fit for a family of five.


Good as Gold

Bonnie's Goubaud continues its legacy of bringing timeless, contemporary clothing and accessories to fashion-forward women.

Wood Work


Prep School