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September 2010

Food + Drink

Fall Flavor

Must Share

No Boundaries

Two Years Ago, Matthew Mytro traded a steady paycheck for the risky life of culinary entrepreneur, choosing short-term cooking and consulting gigs to pay the bills. The 27-year-old chef, who built his reputation at Boulevard Blue and Paladar, wanted more

Open Market

Karen Small adds urban flair to the Flying Fig.

Six Appeal

Nomadic chef Michael Herschman is serving some of the best food of his career at Menu6.

The Ripe Time

In the CLE


A Fresh Start

As we wash away the grime of our 200-year-old county government, important choices lie ahead. The biggest:
Who we elect as county executive.

Back to School

Be Kind, Redefined

County Executive

Ed FitzGerald, 42 / Democrat

Ken Lanci, 60 / Independent

Matt Dolan, 45 / Republican

Pain Dealer

Cleveland's daily deserves credit for shaking off a legacy of lethargy, stirring the town to outrage and helping to change a government run amok.

Poetry in Ruin

Quit Happens

Nike's LeBron James marketing campaign gets turned on its head and into a raft of T-shirts. Here are two of our favorites.

Statistical Analysis

Sweet 16

We've had bad luck with our recent sports darlings. So how is it that our new flame has been under our noses all along?

Terri Hamilton Brown, 48 / Democrat

The Commentators

We asked more than a dozen smart Clevelanders what they want from the executive and what ideas they hope the new county government will take up.

Tim McCormack, 66 / Independent

Wood Times


25 Other Picks for Autumn Amusement

Comic Life

Fall Arts & Entertainment Preview 2010

Our guide to the season's best in art, music, theater and more

Fine Print

Image Conscious

Ingenious Move

Cleveland's annual arts and technology festival gets a change of scenery.

Modern Rock: The Rock Hall At 15

Fifteen years after opening its doors, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum looks forward with a new public archive and soon-to-be-renovated galleries.

On Deck

Scene of the Crime

Author James Badal returns to the city's infamous string of unsolved murders in his new book.

Southern Hospitality

The star of Dixie's Tupperware Party sure can work it. You've never seen a sales pitch like this. by Amber Matheson

Treasured Beliefs

The Cleveland Museum of Art focuses on religious relics in its newest exhibit.

Work in Progress

Spaces Gallery allows artists to revel in the journey.

Years in the Makeup

Kiss' Paul Stanley talks about the music behind the flames, fake blood and greasepaint


Hosts with the Most

A New York City duo looking for a change returns home and finds a new state of mind with Epiphany in downtown Hudson.

Pump It Up

Add some fun to your fall footwear with these well-heeled shoes.

Travel & Outdoors

Climb Every Mountain

Lasting Legacy

A stay at the Inn on Biltmore Estate, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, grants access to the unrivaled grandeur of America's largest home.

Luxe Lodge

Whiteface's Adirondack style on Lake Placid sets the scene for camplike friendliness, relaxing recreation and an award-winning restaurant.

Seeing Green

In the idyllic resort town of Stowe, Topnotch keeps vacations active, local and luxurious.

Shrine to Time

The newly renovated Omni Bedford Springs entices with the restored splendor of two centuries worth of relaxation.

The Wide Blue Yonder

Wintergreen's primary location atop the Blue Ridge Mountains boasts varied lodging, family fun and memorable views.

View Point

Tucked in New Hampshire's White Mountains, the Mountain View Grand waits as a classic place to slow down.


Behind the Music

Apollo's Fire immerses itself in the world of Monteverdi with a five-day affair.

Chris Clark

More than half of all high schoolers joined the band at Open Door Christian Schools in Elyria last year. That says something for Chris Clark, the school's band and choir director and music teacher for the past 20 years.

Eric Flannery

Love for basketball and St. Edward go way back for Eric Flannery. The St. Ed grad is going into his 15th season as head basketball coach with a 258-81 record. Flannery also spent three weeks in Singapore last month as the head coach of the USA Basketball

Family Ties

Emily Watson, St. Joseph School eighth-grader

Food for Thought

Villa Angela-St. Joseph's culinary arts program isn't the same old home economics class.

French Connection

Brittney Balser, Magnificat senior

Halle Biggar

Hannah Irvine

Jim Rogozen

Headmasters at Jewish day schools typically last three to five years in one school. Rabbi Jim Rogozen is now on his 18th year as head of the Gross Schechter Day School in Pepper Pike, where 333 students (pre-K through eighth) focus 50/50 on general and Je

John Boykin

Lucky Lessons

Major Tests

Med Heads

Molding Minds

For Northeast Ohio's private school students, a well-rounded education is sculpted out of much more than books. As we discovered from our biennial surveys and a day at the area's oldest private school, learning happens in and out of the classroom, and les

Nature's Course

Private Schools: 2010

For Northeast Ohio's private school students, a well-rounded education is sculpted out of much more than books. As we discovered from our biennial surveys and a day at the area's oldest private school, learning happens in and out of the classroom, and les

Richard Bradley

At 18, Richard Bradley has volunteered more hours than most people will probably rack up in their entire lives. Bradley graduated from St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron and begins classes at Ohio University this fall.

Scott Embacher

The seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at St. Francis School in Cleveland knows learning happens beyond the classroom. He also serves as director of The Club of Distinguished Gentlemen and the Social Justice Club.

Serving up Learning

The Right Fit

Sarah Immerman, Laurel School senior

The Write Stuff

Mary Kosin, St. Brendan School fifth-grader

Weather, Or Not

Megan Seaman, St. Joseph Academy senior