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July 2006

Food + Drink

Fashionable Flavors

This year's new blacks?  Whites.

Feeding the Need: Crave



In the CLE

Fish 'n Chick

The new women's professional bass fishing tour is filled with anglers from the South.  It has drama, intrigue -- and a zealous competitor from Chardon?

Kim Dregalla

Manager of Class C fireworks, American fireworks Co. in Hudson


Sex, Celebrity & Carnival Charm

Seventy years ago, the Great Lakes Exposition opened on Cleveland's lakefront, hoping to lift Cleveland out of the Depression with a mighty display of civic pride.  but what really converted the lakefront from dump to dreamland land were....

Street Team

The Agenda

Reds, Whites and Brews: A Toast to Literacy

The Golden Book of Cleveland

Whatever happened to the world's largest book?


The Riot and the Bad Address

When Hough caught fire in July 1966, reporters who'd witnessed its violence knew why.  but no one, from desk editors to city leaders, wanted to hear it.

Wind-Win Situation

Words on Wheels

Your Ad Here

From the minors to the majors, corporate tie-ins span from the first pitch to the final score.  We grade a few we've seen recently at Greater Cleveland sports venues.


A Tale of Two Operas

Cleveland opera and Lyric Opera have become Opera Cleveland, and opera lovers can't wait to see what happens next.

Beat it, Cleveland!

The second-ever festival of art and technology sounds off with 1,000 drums in Public Square.

Irreverent Literary Revolutionaries Taking Over

Redefining Ingenuity

Follow-up fest freaks the streets.

At Home

50 Most Expensive Homes on the Lake

Big Ideas for the Little Ones

When it comes to making room for the children in their lives, some homeowners opt for elaborately themed and carefully planned spaces that are anything but kids' stuff.

By the Numbers

A look at the figures behind home sales in the United States:  What we're buying, how much we're paying for it and what it says about how we live.

Luxury for Less

Before you soak in all the big-ticket toys for your home (Toy Scout article), take a peek at some options that provide a taste of the high life at a manageable rate.

Not All Smooth Sailing

Can't afford life on the lake?  Make yourself feel better by finding out why you wouldn't want to live there anyway.

Rooms for Improvement

We asked builders and retailers about modification and installation trends they're currently seeing in luxury homes for this room-by-room guide to high-end upgrades.

The Charmer

The Dazzler

The Estate

The Palace

The Price of Lake Living

The Small-font Towns

Know much about Lakeland or Timberlake?  We didn't either, so we set out for a drive.

The Standout

To Live on the Lake

You can spend more than a million dollars just to get a lot in Rocky River.  You can buy a historic estate fro double that in Bratenahl (but brace yourself for heating bills).  You can get it all -- private beach, huge new home -- for $2.5 mi

Toy Scout

A guide to gadgets, games and gear sure to get attention.


The Sweet Spot

Walter and Linda Jorgensen have a buzz for bees.  The couple's store at Olmstead Fall's Grand Pacific Junction has turned a hobby into a small business that sticks into your memory.

Travel & Outdoors

The Basket Case Diaries

At the annual Balloon Classic Invitational in Canton, our writer discovers she cab be footloose and fancy free -- even at 1,000 feet above the ground. 


A Fuller Front

Natural lift through breast augmentation

A New Nose

Restructure through rhinoplasty

Ask the Plastic Surgeon

Question: I’ve heard horror stories about people who had extensive liposuction surgery that took hours and nearly died. How does something like this happen and how much fat can be safely removed in one liposuction surgery?

Fresh Face

Lift years from your appearance

Lip Service

Pump Up Your Plump

Pearlier Whites

Make over your smile

Trim and Tuck

Get rid of 'the roll'

You, Only Better

jealous of Scarlett Johansson's perfect pout or Halle Berry's gleaming grin?  Local plastic surgeons and cosmetic dentists can help you develop your own camera ready style.