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June 2009

Food + Drink

Baker's Fresh Produce and Honey

Bob and Donna Baker

Blazin' Saddles

Culinary Kids

Def Leppard

June 25 | With Poison and Cheap Trick
Blossom Music Center

EcoVillage Produce

Margaret Armstead

Farm Fresh

Farm Fresh - Farmers' Profiles

Farm Fresh - Foods

Farm Fresh - Listings

Farm Fresh -Tips

Fun with Fungus

Galloway Farms Natural Beef

Brett Galloway

L'Albatros Brasserie & Bar


L'Albatros Brasserie & Bar - Taking Flight

Market Speak

Murray Hill Farm

Chuck Murray


Off To Market

Pampered Pets

Pleasant Valley Farm

E. J. Riggin

Snake Hill Farm

Louis and Savery Rorimer

Spice of Life

In the CLE

And Another Thing: Georgianna Garry

We check back in with Georgianna Garry after the birth of her son Daniel.

Buried alive in a graveyard

One morning in October 2006, Ross “Buddy” Barton III of Wooster was buried alive for almost three hours when an 8-foot ditch he was working in collapsed. The ditch flooded during the rescue attempt, and his heart stopped twice before he

Divine Intervention

For The Record

Mark Puente’s 18 stories about former Cuyahoga County Sheriff Gerald McFaul’s office put the Plain Dealer police reporter on the front page and reminded the city that it still needs a watchdog.


Scientific Studies

Seen and Heard

Steal this Idea

The Daddy Diaries

A local radio host discovers full-time parenting is a lot harder than a day in the studio.


Art Moves

Bug City

Aug. 8 | Cleveland Metroparks Garfield Park Nature Center
11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bugs Bunny at Blossom

Sept. 5 & 6 | Blossom Music Center


JUNE 27 - SEPT. 19 | Great Lakes Science Center

Dominic Nardella

(aka “Nard”)
Radio 92.3 | Program Director

Hybrid Theory

Ashes artfully merges musical genres with an entrancing sound that defies labels. (In fact, this Akron band has as tough a time classifying it as we do.)

Jen Toohey

Q104 | Mon-Fri 3 - 7 p.m.

Open All Summer

Rock and Soul Festival

JUNE 28 | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Rocking the Suburbs

When we heard musicians were trying to reach new fans by trading the bar scene for the stay-at-home crowd, we had one question:
Where should we put the chairs?

Scott Miller

98.5 WNCX | The 'NCX Morning Show with Scott Miller & Jeff Blanchard, Mon-Fri 5:30 - 10 a.m.


Aug. 21 | Opening for Keith Urban, Quicken Loans Arena

Summer Fun Guide '09


Surfin' Grady Sizemore Night

JULY 18 | Progressive Field

Terry Moir

WDOK 102.1 | Trapper Jack and the Morning Show, Mon-Fri 5 - 10 a.m.

Tim Richards

Q104 | Mon-Fri 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; host of Coffee Shop Sun 7 - 10 a.m.

Waterloo Arts Festival

JUNE 27 | Collinwood Neighborhood

At Home

2009 Rating the Suburbs - Hudson

Liz Murphy, 61
owner of the learned owl

2009 Rating the Suburbs - Independence

Rob Whitmire, 40
Material research lab technician at DiGeronimo Aggregates LLC

2009 Rating the Suburbs - Richfield Village

Mike Hargrove, 59
former Indians player and manager

2009 Rating the Suburbs - Rocky River

Sean Gormley, 35
owner of the Irish Barber

2009 Rating the Suburbs - Solon

Caryn Groedel, 50
contestant on Survivor: Palau 2005.

Eleven River

Eleven River luxury townhomes offer timeless, modern design in a private setting on the Rocky River.

Rating the Suburbs - Amherst

Timothy Kiedrowski, 53
Owner of Kiedrowski’s Bakery

Rating the Suburbs - Aurora

Kerry Shaw, 34
police officer

Rating the Suburbs - Avon

Al “Bubba” Baker, 52
co-owner of Bubba’s Q World Famous Bar-B-Q and Catering

Rating the Suburbs - Avon Lake

Jan VanWagner, 70
Co-host of local access cable television show

Rating the Suburbs - Bainbridge Township

Bette Moss, “The Satin Doll,” 80

Rating the Suburbs - Bath

Larry Nance, 50
retired Cavaliers forward

Rating the Suburbs - Bay Village

John Lanigan, 66
host of Majic 105.7’s Lanigan and Malone Show.

Rating the Suburbs - Beachwood

Lisa Goldman, 50
Beachwood Schools orchestra director

Rating the Suburbs - Bedford

Mikie Mayton, 41
tattoo artist and owner of A NU TATT2

Rating the Suburbs - Bedford Heights

Lloyd Anderson, 62
city playground and parks commissioner

Rating the Suburbs - Berea

Jim Jaworski, 68
Rolls-Royce mechanic

Rating the Suburbs - Brecksville

Bob Bailey, 56
owner of the Courtyard Café

Rating the Suburbs - Broadview Heights

Ron Ganim, 63
co-owner of Gymnastics World

Rating the Suburbs - Brook Park

Danielle Walker, 25
waitress at Harpo’s Sports Café

Rating the Suburbs - Brooklyn

Mike Kissel,54
general manager of Memphis Kiddie Park

Rating the Suburbs - Brunswick

Hector Marinaro, 44
Former forward for the Cleveland Crunch and sales associate for Inflatable Images

Rating the Suburbs - Chagrin Falls

Kurt Hebel, 54
Owner of Chuck’s Fine Wines

Rating the Suburbs - Chardon

 Marc Burr,58
owner of Burr Funeral Home

Rating the Suburbs - Chester Township

Michael Albino, 48
owner of Guido’s Pizza

Rating the Suburbs - Cleveland Heights

Isabel Trautwein, 40
Cleveland Orchestra violinist

Rating the Suburbs - Condord Township

Arlene Toivonen, 68
former president of the Concord Garden Study Club

Rating the Suburbs - Cuyahoga Falls

Michael Politz, 89
retired toolmaker

Rating the Suburbs - Eastlake

Joe Pollizi, 77
classic car show co-organizer

Rating the Suburbs - Elyria

Ellen Basinski, 70

Rating the Suburbs - Euclid

Kandace Jones, 52
City councilwoman

Rating the Suburbs - Fairview Park

Tom Becker, 39
owner of Becker’s Donuts and Bakery

Rating the Suburbs - Garfield Heights

Darrin “Nothing” Lewis, 19
guitarist and vocalist of Vintage Manifest

Rating the Suburbs - Highland Heights

Betty Klaric,77
retired Cleveland Press writer

Rating the Suburbs - Hinckley

AJ Petitti, 31
vice president of operations at Petitti Garden Centers

Rating the Suburbs - Hinckley

AJ Petitti, 31
vice president of operations at Petitti Garden Centers

Rating the Suburbs - Hudson

Liz Murphy,61
owner of the Learned Owl

Rating the Suburbs - Independence

Rob Whitmire, 40
Material research lab technician at DiGeronimo Aggregates LLC

Rating the Suburbs - Kirtland

Barbara Walden, 31
Kirtland Temple site director

Rating the Suburbs - Lakewood

Corey Rossen, 35
co-owner of Rozi’s Wine House

Rating the Suburbs - Lorain

Richard Romero,50
state commissioner for the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs

Rating the Suburbs - Lyndhurst

Betty Manolio, 75
retired Higbee’s display arranger, co-creator of Eggshelland

Rating the Suburbs - Macedonia

Kathy Thomas, 61
President of Longwood Manor Historical Society

Rating the Suburbs - Maple Heights

Pamela Poindexter-Crews, 47
school board vice president

Rating the Suburbs - Mayfield Heights

Dr. Scott Alperin, 60
oral surgeon

Rating the Suburbs - Mayfield Village

Dave Perout, 53
Parkview pool manager

Rating the Suburbs - Medina

Nancy Peacock, 56
director of publications and media, Summit Academy Schools

Rating the Suburbs - Mentor

Lisa Pasquale, 28
founder and manager of Mentor Ultimate Frisbee League

Rating the Suburbs - Mentor-on-the-Lake

Cal Gandolf, 57
Owner of Cal’s Marathon

Rating the Suburbs - Middleburg Heights

Michael Romito,44
Letter carrier

Rating the Suburbs - Moreland Hills

Dino Palmieri, 53
owner of Dino Palmieri Salon & Spa and owner/developer of Palmieri Enterprises

Rating the Suburbs - North Olmsted

Mitzi Waring, 72
owner of Mitzi and Ed Waring Dance Co. at Springvale Ballroom

Rating the Suburbs - North Ridgeville

Lou Gaeta, 78
wildlife photographer

Rating the Suburbs - North Royalton

Mary Ann Winkowski, 61
paranormal investigator

Rating the Suburbs - Oakwood Village

Marshall Sewell, “North of 60”
singer in the doo-wop group The Edsels

Rating the Suburbs - Olmsted Township

Sarah Ginty, 19
ice cream manager at Swings-N-Things

Rating the Suburbs - Orange Village

Wendy Scott-Koeth, 40
youth theater coordinator

Rating the Suburbs - Painesville

Willy Horvath, 31

Rating the Suburbs - Painesville Township

Joe Coursen, 34
race car driver

Rating the Suburbs - Parma

Roberta DePiero, 60s
Real estate broker and mayor's mother

Rating the Suburbs - Parma Heights

Megan Grimes, 33
Bank manager/actress

Rating the Suburbs - Pepper Pike

Dr. Dale A. Kates, 46

Rating the Suburbs - Richmond Heights

Lynda Rossiter, 55
city finance director and board member of the Greenwood Farms Association

Rating the Suburbs - Rocky River

Sean Gormley, 35
owner of the Irish Barber

Rating the Suburbs - Sagamore Hills

Vonda Ward, 36
personal fitness trainer and professional boxer

Rating the Suburbs - Seven Hills

Julian Stanczak, 80
Perceptual abstractionist

Rating the Suburbs - Shaker Heights

Sari Feldman, 56
Executive director of Cuyahoga County Public Library

Rating the Suburbs - Sheffield Lake

Jim Sprague, 48
president of the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Cardinal Band Boosters

Rating the Suburbs - Solon

Caryn Groedel, 50
contestant onSurvivor: Palau 2005.

Rating the Suburbs - South Euclid

The Rev. Stephen Callos, 55
priest at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Rating the Suburbs - Stow

Kris Burns, 45
owner of Kirbie’s Meats and Catering

Rating the Suburbs - Streetsboro

Jim Boardwine, 35
Streetsboro High School teacher

Rating the Suburbs - Strongsville

Carl Hoerig, 58
Vice president of Strongsville Baseball Association

Rating the Suburbs - Twinsburg

Elana and Zoe Felber, 9

Rating the Suburbs - University Heights

Jerry Schweickert, 71
retired coach/teacher at John Carroll University

Rating the Suburbs - Warrensville Heights

R.A. Vernon, 37
Founder and senior pastor at “The Word” Church

Rating the Suburbs - Westlake

George Bagsarian, 48
owner of Lehman’s Deli

Rating the Suburbs - Wickliffe

Gino Latessa, 62
president of the Wickliffe Italian-American Club

Rating the Suburbs - Willoughby

Terry Reagan, 71
Treasurer of Willoughby Brewing Co.

Rating the Suburbs - Willoughby Hills

Mel Schaefer, 82
former mayor

Rating the Suburbs - Willowick

Bernie Kronik, 62
retired bus driver

Rating Your Questions


Clutch Play

Yvonne Mack hits it out of the park with her sophisticated yet affordable line of handbags.

Hot Handbags


A Mission to Teach

An RN's Return

Annette Polopat

Huron School of Nursing

Emily Horacek

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University

Jackie DeCapite

School of Nursing, Cleveland State University

Jennifer Biro

Breen School of Nursing, Ursuline College

Kathryn Brady

Cuyahoga Community College, Division of Nursing

The Changing

After 30 years in the steel mills, one man is hammering home the message that nursing is a great move for men, too.

The Fast Track to Success