Friday, July 27, 2007

A Fun Day for Amelia (7/29)

Sunday, July 29th

A benefit to raise money for Amelia Wong, the 2 1/2-year-old daughter of Ky-wai Wong, a local executive chef. Amelia has been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a degenerative illness.

The event will run from 4-9 pm at Lucky's Cafe at 777 Starkweather in Tremont. A total of 15 local chefs, will prepare hors d'oeuvres which will be complemented by a nice selection of wine, beer, lemonade, and other goodies. Enjoy live music, participate in the silent auction, and keep the kids happy with a variety of games and other activities. Tickets are just $35 for adults and kids (under 18) are free. You can purchase your tickets at the Flying Fig, Lucky's, or by calling Nancy Pierce at 330-777-0245.

Part of the proceeds will go to Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for SMA (visit them at

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Weekend a la "Tar-Jay"

Sunday, July 29th

It's that time we have all been waiting for.
This weekend marks the grand opening of not one, but TWO new Targets in Cleveland. The shelves are stocked and racks are full, PLUS both new stores have "boutique" Starbucks. What could be better than a latte, some Libertine and new back-to-school supples?

Located at 3100 West 117th and 20900 Westgate Mall.

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Light Up The House (7/28)

Saturday, July 28th

Have you had a chance to visit the new Bar 2 in Lakewood (old Niko's location)? If not, Saturday night would be a great time to swing by for the "Light Up The House Party".

The bar is divided into two sides, "fire" and "ice" with DJ Kevin Cunningham mixing the tunes in the middle.
Enjoy hot or chilly drink specials on either side including $2 Fire Shots, Hot!

Join us at Lakewood's new hot but oh so cool night spot, 15625 Detroit Ave @ 10:00pm

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Carnival & Ice Cream Social (7/20)

Friday, July 20

6:30 PM to Dusk at Lakewood Park
Enjoy a free cone compliments of the Rosati's Frozen Custard.
After the carnival and the Ice Cream Social, grab your blankets and stay for the Friday Night Flick: Curious George.

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A Magical Night (7/20)

Friday, July 20th

Join fans of Harry Potter at the Barnes and Noble Book Release Party at Crocker Park. Festivities begin at 8:00pm and continue until midnight. There will be plenty of Magical Activities including Wand Making, Tattoos, Count the Bertie Bott's Beans, HP Portrait Gallery, Cage the Owl, Trivia Contests, Photo Frame, Picture with Harry Potter & more...

You will need a wristband to get in line to purchase the book. Wristbands will be issued on Friday, July 10th at 6:00pm. Customers who have reserved a copy will line up first.

Didn't make the party? Buy the book here:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Taste the City (7/22)

Sunday, July 22nd

Don’t miss the 5th Annual Taste of Tremont. Held in the heart of Tremont's "restaurant district" on Professor Street, this street fair will showcase the best of Tremont's food, art and entertainment. Admission is free. 1-8pm

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Fabulous Happy Hour

This summer, stop by The Flying Fig in historic Ohio City for their fabulous happy hour.
Tuesday-Friday between 5-7:30pm, select appetizers, glasses of wine and select cocktails are $5 each.

Also CONGRATULATIONS to Karen Small, Owner of The Flying Fig for her JUNE feature article in CONTINENTAL MAGAZINE.
To read the article visit


Do the Dew! (7/19-7/22)

Thursday, July 19th – Sunday July, 22nd

The Dew Action Sports Tour will be ripping though town. It’s a weekend competition where the top extreme athletes in BMX, motorcross and skateboarding will compete for the prestigious Dew Cup.

Grab your sunglasses and sense of adventure and head to the North Coast Harbor. That’s where the action is!


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

You don’t have to be Italian (just a member) (8/2)

Thursday, August 2nd

If your summer travel plans don't include a trip to Italy, we've got the next best thing at Cleveland Botanical Garden.
Discover all the Gardens have to offer and enjoy a beautiful members-only evening of Tuscan fun.
If you are a member you can bring a guest for FREE (if you can’t get invited, JOIN!) and enjoy the gardens at the height of summer along with free Tuscan-themed refreshments, a special Tuscan menu in the Garden Café, Tuscan music and surprises in the gardens, a cash bar and more! Summer is all about making the most of your time. Begin your weekend early, bask in beauty, do some shopping, sample some great food.


Mad for MOCA Mix (7/28)

Saturday, July 28th

For nearly twenty years, experimental filmmaker Robert Banks has been inspiring praise for his short films from avid movie junkies, critics, and other film auteurs from across the globe. So it should come as no surprise that MOCA, in collaboration with Banks, will show seven of his best known short films, complete with new original scores composed the night of by audio/cut-up collective, The Lusty Moors. 8:00 - 11:30 pm. Free for members, $7 for non members.

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Channel not Chanel (7/27-7/28)

Friday, July 27th & Saturday, July 28

Based in New York City, Kristen Lyons LMT, LMSW has been a gifted Channel for the past ten years. She has the ability to receive information from higher spirits about other's life paths. On July 27 & July 28, Kristen will be available for channeling sessions in Cleveland, sharing this incredible gift with Inner Bliss Yoga Studio. Appointments Required ~ Please contact Kristen to set up your appointment: 917-327-8623 ~

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Vintages for Vintage Homes (7/26)

Thursday, July 26th

Celebrate the Heritage of Lakewood...please join the Lakewood Preservation Fund for this years Inaugural Event. An evening of tasting featuring six premier wines and catering by Karen King. The event will be held on the grounds of the Nicholson House from 6-9pm. $20 admission. Please RSVP(requested but not required) to


Fire at the Museum (7/25)

Wednesday, July 25th

Don’t miss out as local restaurant FIRE will be offering a Tuscan-themed evening of cooking demonstrations on the Geis Terrace at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.
Free with regular Garden admission from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. It will cover topics such as using local ingredients, hot culinary trends and cool ideas for home entertaining.
You will also get to sample some of the evening’s creations, sure to be yummy!


Sweet Orange

Interested in fashion, travel and design? You can’t miss out on a daily stop to my good friend Laura’s blog. Visit The Scoop at
Check it out, she has impeccable taste.

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Rock Out with “Wade” and Chris (7/25)

Wednesday, July 25th

Local talent Chris Allen will perform on Wade Oval as part of the Wade Oval Wednesday Series. Grab dinner in little Italy, bring a blanket and head over to Wade Oval for a FREE outdoor summer concert. Bring the kids as there will also be activities for them provided by CHABAM. During the concert you can pop in to the Botanical Garden, the Museum of Art or the Natural History Museum, all of which will have extended hours and discounted admissions on Wednesday evenings during the summer.

For more information visit or

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Know how to fix bikes? (7/25)

Wednesday, July 25th

Join the Ohio City Bike co-op for their annual FIXATHON
If you have the “know-how” then show up and help fix lots of bikes for kids & adults.
They will then be given to those who need them. Keep Cleveland rolling! 5-9pm

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NOT another yard sale

Don’t you just hate to give away that perfect BCBG top you bought full price and only wore once? Me too!
Well, my friend Shannon just informed me of this great new place in Lakewood, the Designer Consignor, (17118 Detroit Avenue)
This consignment shop is unlike any others. When you bring your gently worn designer duds (including formal wear) or those cute children’s outfit’s
(that they never got to wear because they grow up so fast) into the boutique, all of your items will be cataloged and you will have the ability to track the online sales of your merchandise. Then you can save up for that new special top! Now this is MY type of consignment.


Summer Movie Hits

Ratatouille (Now playing)
Myself and friend Amber took her 3 year old son Charlie to see this wonderful tale. I think I honestly enjoyed it the most. The detailed animation, the wonderful scenes of Paris and the adorable “little chef,” it is my MUST SEE vote for the summer.
Two thumbs up!

Watch the Ratatouille Trailer >>

But for those of us who want to “transform” themselves back to the 80’s, the days of Rutobots and Decepticons...race to theatres for the opening of Transformers (Opens 7.02.07) I hear it is going to be a blockbuster.

Transformers Movie Official Site >>