Table of Contents

Check back for new articles from the issue throughout the month.
To read the whole issue: Find on newsstands.

Or, never miss an issue – subscribe!

October 2005

Food + Drink

Mediterranean Scene: Lolita


The Three R's of Zinfandel

Discover Ridge, Ravenswood and Rosenblum

Worth the Wait: Rosewood Grill

Pier W

In the CLE

Fastlane: Allie LaForce

Get Your Fill

It's Wonderful Living in West Park

But if the residency requirement for city eployees is lifted, its neighborhoods will never be the same.


Mr. Nice Guy

Alice Cooper is as friendly as rock stars come. Don't worry. It'll be back to "No More Mr. Nice Guy" by the time he makes his Halloween-season tour stop here Oct. 7.

New Arrival ... And Another Thing

Scenes & Secrets: Nate Gray on Trial

Tales of sleaze and charm from Cleveland's scandal of the decade, plus notes on what the players aren't talking about.*

*Including how the FBI's four-year investigation may lead to Mike White.

Seen & Heard ... Like Wildfire

Shop Talk

Suburban Legend

Fifteen years after first hearing the creepy tales tied to the Cuyahoga Valley, a writer uncovers fact in fiction and finds the truth as haunting as any childhood ghost story.

Survey Says

The Agenda

The Buzzard's Return

The Son Also Rises

It'd be easy to sit back and enjoy life if you're Bart Wolstein's son. After all, what's left to accomplish? Plenty, if you're wired like Scott Wolstein, who has unleashed his bold ideas not only on his company, but also on the East Bank of the Flats.


A Jewish Story, An American Story

Dream on East 89th Street

Karamu House's Terrence Spivey, actor, director, historian, mime, visionary and Texan, wants to return Cleveland's legendary black theater to its old glory.

Get Your Art Fix

So the Cleveland Museum of Art's permanent galleries are closed for renovation. And you're jonesing for some Picasso and your regular dose of Warhol. We offer four museum trips (since withdrawal can be hell) to discover the artistic highs in Oberlin, D

October Treats

Want to make sure there's more than candy in your child's treat bag this month? Cleveland area arts and entertainment institutions can help. They've planned a witches' brew of performances and activities for children throughout October.

Talk Back

Join the discussion

The Russians Are Coming -- to the Opera

Welcome to the Dark Room

At Home

Banishing the Holiday Blues

How to keep your mood light during the shortest and busiest days of the year.

Chic to Geek: A Holiday Gift Guide

Same gift, different holiday? Not this time around. If you're stumped when it comes to unique presents for the special people in your life, keep reading. We reached deep into our mailbag and found a dozen distinctive ideas we guarantee they won't soon

Escape Plan

Where to go next holiday season (and how to break the news to your family).

Festively Fit

Six strategies for making sure your pants still fit by the time Jan. 2 rolls around.

Guest Room

Five simple ways to maximize space and make your visitors feel at home this holiday season.

Holidays Gone Bad: A Survival Guide

It's the most wonderfully stressful time of the year. But when things go wrong, don't turn into a Scrooge. Turn to our handy guide for surviving holiday pitfalls.

Host With the Most

The pressure is on for everything to be perfect. Take this advice when it comes to your holiday entertaining and everyone will have a great time -- even you.

Look Alive

The onset of winter doesn't mean you can't conjure a little spring around your home in the meantime.

Serenity Now!

Four strategies for taking personal time-outs during the holiday season.

Spend Smart

Six steps to keeping yourself financially afloat during the holidays.

Travel & Outdoors

Great Lakes Options

Ready, Set, Eat!

From the historic South Side to the far-flung northern climes, our writer -- and her taste buds -- go on a nonstop Chicago munchathon.


Family Portraits

Women pass down more to their daughters than outward appearance. Your family's medical history can determine risk for disease. To get the complete picture, have you conducted a background check lately?

Knowing Your Knees

Women athletes suffer from serious knee injuries at six to eight times the rate of men. A local trainer says women can work around the risk -- with better training.

Practicing Patients

When four women -- three doctors and a nurse -- found their roles reversed, they learned valuable lessons on how to better care for patients.

'The Change': Not for me, thanks

Four our writer, being perimenopausal is like being a JV cheerleader -- not quite on the real team yet.


An Education for Life

Bryant and Stratton College

An Education in Private Schools

Administrators offer guidance in how to choose the best school for your child.

Brain Gain

Investment in internships not only keeps Northeast Ohio's brightest grads here, it woos them back from afar.

Building a Better Community

Cuyahoga Community College

Competing at the Highest Level

Ohio University

Connecting on Campus

The University of Toledo

Enhancing the Entire Landscape

The University of Akron

Five Steps to Landing an Internship

Joining the 'In' Crowd

Universities share insight on how students can get into their first-choice school.

Learning by Living

Kent State University

Programmed for Success

Notre Dame College

Reachng Out to Its Neighbors

John Caroll University