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July 2008

Food + Drink

Break the Rose Barrier

Drain Freeze

In the Raw

New York Style Pizza Dough

Recipe courtesy of  Chef Lorenzo Pytlik of Lorenzo’s Culinary School in Lakeside, Ohio

News Bites

Out of a Jam: Melange

The Garden of Eatin': VegiTerranean

In the CLE

And Another Thing

Back to Our Roots

Call of Duty

College student-body president
Marine with two tours in Iraq under his camo belt
Freshman state rep who knocked on almost 20,000 doors to get elected
High School quarterback.

Yeah, That's Josh Mandel - and He's only 30.

Dog Days

Fighting | My Friend

Shawn Porter, 20, fights people he knows at times. But until recently, he’d never boxed someone he’d call a close friend. When he did, two instincts — “fight to win” and “don’t hit your buddy” — went h

Hot Mix

July Letters

Life According to Les Roberts

After pondering the retirement of his main character, mystery writer Les Roberts is back on the case with the 14th installment of his Milan Jacovich series.

Rage Machine

Seen And Heard

Talking Cheap

This Way Up

A new gravity-defying machine at Cleveland’s NASA Glenn Research Center aims to keep astronauts healthier by making outer space a better home away from home for the human body.

Traveling Music


Comment Cards

Play School

Rock Bond

Stage Might

Cain Park offers $2 Tuesday concerts at Evans Amphitheater all summer long.

Such Great Heights

The Illusionist

Maggie Taylor plays with texture, color and pattern in Adobe Photoshop to create her layered, dreamlike images.

At Home

Living Luxe

This Ohio City home was gutted and rebuilt (all 7,000 square feet of it) with an eye to traditional luxury.

Outdoor Escapes

Landscaped “living rooms” have never felt so exotic. Gourmet kitchens, cozy fireplaces — you can get it all outside.


Ask Frenchye

The Fun House

Shoparooni is a treat for the pop-loving, toy-wild, shoe-crazy, T-shirt wearing kind who wants something different.

Travel & Outdoors

Lake Erie Islands - Explore: Kelleys Island

Lake Erie Islands - Indulge: Port Clinton & The Marblehead Peninsula

Lake Erie Islands - Learn: The Village of Lakeside

Lake Erie Islands - Party: Put-In-Bay, South Bass Island

Lake Erie Islands - Relax: Lake Erie


All Smiles

 If you want a perfect smile, cosmetic dentistry can help you get it.

By the numbers: A Look at Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Choices

Not ready to go under the knife? You’re not alone. Plenty of people are putting off the inevitable nip and tuck with less invasive alternatives.

Cosmetic Surgery and Men

Fountain of Youth

People in their 30s and 40s — even some in their 20s — are turning to cosmetic surgeries and procedures at an earlier age.


After significant weight loss, more men are turning to cosmetic surgery to regain their former look.