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June 2008

Food + Drink

Lost In Translation

News Bites

Stages: In the Spotlight

The Diff

Can you spot the distinctive elements of the dueling Dishes?

Vintage Matters

With collectors buzzing about the 2005 Bordeaux wines, we uncover a few hidden gems.

In the CLE

And Another Thing

At Your Service

Georgianna's Choice

The baby Georgianna Garry was carrying had severe birth defects that gave him little chance to survive. She had every right to abort the pregnancy when she found out, her doctor told her. But she decided to carry her son,Liam

'Glory' Days

As 100.7 WMMS celebrates its 40th birthday it has a new a.m. drive-time show with “Rover’s Morning Glory,” a new marketing image (hint: there’s no buzzard with a mullet anywhere) and a fresh take on what rock radio needs in orde

June Letters

Men of Steel

LTV’s Cleveland Works once employed 15,000 of our neighbors, family members and friends. Today, 1,700 workers still report to the Industrial Flats to make what has defined Cleveland as a manufacturing town for the better part of the last 100 years.

On A Roll

Skate Night at Euclid’s Rollerdrome brings out darting, jumping dancers on wheels. Time, place and tradition have given Cleveland a roller skating style all its own.

Playing for Martha Stewart

Fifteen-year-old Caroline Goulding has already appeared on NBC’s “Today” and PBS’s “From The Top: Live from Carnegie Hall,” and has twice been accepted to a prestigious Juilliard program. Meeting Martha Stewart, thou

Shadows of Shamu

Summer brings back our writer’s most cherished amusement park memories, when killer whales and dolphins leaped through the air at SeaWorld, thrilling her family. This year, Geauga Lake is gone, the final chapter in the loss of a Northeast Ohio landm

The Band Plays On

Tower Play

Jimmy Dimora, Tim Hagan and Peter Lawson Jones bought the Ameritrust Tower to give the county a new home — then figured out they couldn’t afford the project. They ignored three advisers’ warnings about the project’s cost. They said it would pay for itself — but it would’ve added millions a year to the cost of government. Now, they’re selling the tower at a loss of $6 million — and counting.


Web Sighting


Allan Fee

AST Dew Tour

July 17-20 | North Coast Harbor

Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival

June 13-15 | Veteran’s Memorial Park

Blossom Festival Orchestra

Aug. 17 | Blossom Music Center

Boston Mills Artfest

June 27-29, July 3-6 | Boston Mills Ski Resort

Bridgestone Invitational

July 31-Aug. 3 | Firestone Country Club

Burning River Fest

Aug. 9 | Nautica Entertainment Complex

Capt'n Willie Family Pirate Cruises

June 28, July 26, Aug. 2 and 16 | Nautica Queen

Cleveland Indians vs. San Francisco Giants

June 24-26 | Progressive Field

Coventry Street Arts Fairs

June 19 & July 17, 6 - 9 p.m. | Cleveland Heights

Death Cab for Cutie

June 13 | Plain Dealer Pavilion

Dive-In Movies

June 27, July 18, Aug. 8 | Ledge Pool & Recreation Area, Hinckley Reservation


Thru Sept. 2 | Great Lakes Science Center

Feast of the Assumption

Aug. 14-17 | Little Italy

Flick Pics

Great Garden Adventure

Thru Oct. 31 | Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Ingenuity Festival

July 25-27 | Downtown Cleveland

Jersey Boys

June 18-22, 24-29 July 1-3, 5-6, 8-13, 15-20 | Playhouse Square, State Theatre

Lake Metroparks Dairy Days

June 14 and 15 | Lake Metroparks’ Farmpark

Living Dinosaurs

Matt and Ben

Thru June 14 | Cleveland Public Theatre

Mike McCartney's Liverpool Life

June 26-Aug. 21 | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum


Music in the Meadow

June 11; July 2, 9 & 30; Aug. 2 | Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Nancy Alden

Nature at Night

July 19 | Cleveland Metroparks North Chagrin Nature Center

Ohio City 5K Run & Crawl

June 21 | Ohio City

Open Court

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Armor Court reopens this month.


August 15 & 16 | Fairport Harbor

Parade the Circle

June 14 | University Circle

Rachel Steele

Rascal Flatts with Taylor Swift

July 25 | Blossom Music Center

Rebecca Wilde

Run, Jane, Run

Aug. 15-17 | Various Locations

Small but Strong

The Wizard of Waste

P.R. Miller wants your trash — for art’s sake.

Toad-ily Frogs

Thru Sept. 28 | Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Trapper Jack

Twin Sizzler

July 4 | Medina Town Square

Wish You Were Here

July 26 |Time Warner Cable Amphitheater

At Home

2008 Rating the Suburbs - #1 Solon

2008 Rating the Suburbs - #2 Richfield Village

2008 Rating the Suburbs - #3 Mayfield Village

2008 Rating the Suburbs - #4 Rocky River

2008 Rating the Suburbs - #5 Twinsburg

Rating the Suburbs - Olmsted Falls

Marilyn Q. Sparks,81
Chair of the city’s architectural review board

Tell us what you love about your community — or what you hate about Rating the Suburbs.


Shoe Romance

Tea Time

Danielle DiBenedetto serves fresh T-shirt designs in cleverly packaged tea bags.

Travel & Outdoors

Road Trip

Summer on the Slopes

When the snow finally melts, it’s the perfect time to play in Colorado.


Concocting An Empire

After building a national brand on teaching how to turn around-the-house products into family memories, John and Danita Thomas are now working to make Kid Concoctions a multimedia entity