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February 2005

Food + Drink


Retro and Then Some: Delmonico's


Valentine's Day Sweethearts

In the CLE

An Informed Choice

And Another Thing

Beach Brawl

Fan-ancial Report

Fastlane: Rob 'llspins' Wright

Rob 'llspins' Wright

Health Front

Invasion of the Purse Snatchers

Confessions of a counterfeit-purse partier



Super Bowl Shooter

NFL football measures greatness in yards, touchdowns and tackles, but photographer Tony Tomsic captures it all on frame after frame of 35 mm film. As he prepares to work his 39th Super Bowl this month, the longtime Cleveland Press and Sports Illustrated s

The Agenda

The Book Boys

One woman peeks inside Cleveland's most controversial men's club.

The Shape of the Square

Shaker Square celebrated its 75th birthday late last year, soon after the waning East Side landmark got a new local owner. Now, The Coral Co. CEO Peter Rubin is reaching beyond retail to forge a new identity for the nation's second-oldest shopping center.

The Single Life

"My life is an open bar," says Melinda Urick, 27, the literary voice of the Warehouse District party girl, who spent 2004 chronicling her barhops through Cleveland's singles scene on her Web site, "Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Your Boyfriend." We follow

Towering Achievement

'Treasure' Blessed


Breaking Ground for Music

Deconstructing Henri

Searching for Each Other

Shakespeare and Love

At Home

The Great Outdoors

Looking for a sense of serenity, adventure or togetherness close to home? We've discovered just the spot — and it's right in your own back yard.

Travel & Outdoors

Ski Vacation 101

Finding fun, comfort and instruction on the finer points of falling down a mountain at Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort


Another Child, Another Search

One mother's journey through more than a decade of day care

Beyond the Center

Whether you're lucky enough to work for a company with on-site care or are investigating a nanny for your toddler, it's worth examining all of your options.

Parent to Parent

Moms offer advice from the trenches on making child care work for you.

The Annotated Ohio Child-Care Worker

"A child-care teacher has to be a social worker, a nurse, a referee, a cook at snack time," says Kimberly Tice, executive director of the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children. "We have to be it all."

The Grown-up's Guide to Child Care

Quality child care makes children better learners and helps solve nearly every social problem, from teen pregnancy to unemployment. Why then is it so hard to find?

We dive into the ins and outs of child care with local moms, teachers and admin

The Quality Equation

The Oberlin Early Childhood Center is considered one of the best in Ohio. How do they do it? Good funding plus even better teachers.