Jak of All Trades Fest – Labor Day Weekend

When it comes to Cleveland success stories, the tale behind Jakprints is one of my favorites (here’s an article I love from last year’s Cleveland Scene). From seeing the need fellow musicians had for printed materials to developing a company that Harvard called one of “the top 100 U.S. companies…

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Emerging Chefs' C4 at IngenuityFest 2011

After last year’s experience at IngenuityFest 2010, I’ve known I’d be attending this year’s IngenuityFest for months. Then I read the Plain Dealer sneak peek on some of the featured artists and that sealed the deal.   If you still need convincing, though, here’s yet another reason: Emerging Chefs’ C4 at Ingenuity For 4…

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Happy Dog Stage at Open Air in Market Square – Ohio City

If you were to ask me what my favorite ‘Saturday morning’ activity is in Cleveland, I’d be hardpressed to pick just one.  However, if I was really forced to, I would have to go with visiting Ohio City.  The Westside Market is swarming with activity and in general the neighborhood is filled with great people-watching…

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Some Enchanted (Holiday) Weekend

Although this weekend was partially about catching up on my to-do list, it was also time to celebrate the beautiful Cleveland summer we’ve been having and the Fourth of July. There is something to be said about Independence Day. Even for just a few days, we forget our disillusionment with current politics and celebrate the history we share and…

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Time Traveling with Ingenuity Cleveland, Emerging Chefs and PlayhouseSquare

Scott and I finally saw Midnight in Paris last week (which hands down deserves its 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes). His mom and sister had been urging me for weeks to see Woody Allen’s latest comedy because like Owen Wilson’s character, I can often be a sucker for nostalgia. From shopping…

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Clue Into Cleveland: Weekends Edition

When it comes to the weekend, I typically don’t need an excuse to go out and explore. Honestly, I’d say my biggest problem is forcing myself to stay home and do things around the house that need to get done (like this weekend’s project: clean the garden). Because of this,…

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Event Recap: IngenuityFest's Cocktail Party Redux

  There is no limit to the ingenuity of man if it is properly and vigorously applied…” — Winston Churchill   When I was at last Thursday’s Cocktail Party Redux for Ingenuity Cleveland, I picked up a card off a table that had this quote on it. If my recap…

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C-Town Chow Down: A Cleveland Food Truck Convoy

I discovered two things at Sunday’s C-Town Chow Down: 1) Clevelanders really love their city’s food trucks (for good reason as I’ve learned from previous Dim and Den Sum dining) and 2) we’re a patient group. These would be the only two explanations I can think of for why myself…

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The Cleveland Play House Sends Off Euclid Ave. Theatre with FusionFest

This coming Fall, the Cleveland Play House will be making a huge move from its home for the last 84 years at 8500 Euclid Avenue to PlayhouseSquare’s newly transformed Allen Theatre. The year-long, $30 million-plus transformation of the historic movie palace just hit its halfway point earlier this month.  And…

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