Monday, September 17, 2007

Mansion Tour (9/29)

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

The Lakewood Historical Society presents an open house at the historic Faerber-Morse mansion.

Located at 13405 Lake Avenue (corner of Nicholson & Lake), the house was designed by renowned architect Gustave B. Bohm in 1914 for banker George Faerber. Shortly after completion, the home was sold to Agnes Morse, an executive at the Parish and Bingham steel stamping company. Mr. Morse lived lavishly, investing over $100,000 in improvements to the house. The house has a fascinating and varied history including a recent auction and foreclosure, which led to its purchase in 2005 by Mr. Sako Satka. Mr. Satka has offered the house to the Society for a fundraiser for the Lakewood Preservation Fund.

Tickets are on sale now for your chance to tour the historic Faerber-Morse House on Sunday 12:00- 6 p.m. $15 tickets can be purchased at Rozi’s Wine House, Geiger’s Clothing, Liberty Books and News, and Border’s Books

For information on the house visit For ticket information visit

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Perfect Paolo (9/29)

Saturday, September 29th

If you missed the LIVE London concert over the summer then you missed one of my favorite musicians, Paolo Nutini.
With Amy Winehouse recently "taking a break" Paolo is now on tour solo and now is your chance to see him live and up close at the Cleveland House of Blues.

Born and raised in Paisley, Scotland, Paolo Nutini is a 20-year-old singer/ songwriter blessed with a soulful, passionate voice and the natural gift of being able to tell a story in a song. Like many of the truly inspired singer/songwriters before him, Nutini has absorbed the soul of classic artist from both sides of the Atlantic and channeled it into something original, captivating, and dynamic. A truly charismatic live performer, his THICK Scottish accent will leave you wanting more.

"Last Request," "New Shoes" and "Jenny Don't Be Hasty" are just a few of my favorites.

To get to know Paolo visit For ticket information visit

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A Very Grape Weekend (9/29-30)

Saturday & Sunday September 29th & 30th, 2007

The Geneva Area Grape JAMboree celebrates the harvesting of grapes. Visitors may taste grapes, freshly squeezed grape juice, wine and various grape products. All entertainment, including “grape stomping,” is free! Two giant parades: Saturday, 1:30p.m. and Sunday 2:00p.m. featuring Ohio Festivals Queens. The art show, craft fair, street dancing, sports competition, and exhibits make the JAMboree an entertaining, JAM-packed weekend for the entire family.

Approximately 1500 acres of grapes are grown in the Geneva, Ohio area.
Most of the grapes are processed into juices, concentrates or wine. Specific growing conditions, which exist only in a narrow band from the Lake Erie shore to 10 miles inland, contribute to the success of grape growing in this region. In the fall, the warm waters of the lake help prevent early fall frosts which may damage the grape crop before it can be harvested. The local grapes, especially the concords, are featured at the annual Geneva Grape JAMboree

Geneva is in Northeastern Ohio, 2 miles north of I-90. For more information call (440) 466-JAMB or visit

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Premier Week is (9/24-30)

It's fall in Cleveland and what better time to curl up under a light blanket than ABC Premier week!

Don't miss the series premiere for Private Practice, Wednesday the 26th, Ugly Betty & Greys Anatomy, Thursday the 27th and Desperate Housewives, Sunday the 30th.

For premier information including channels and times visit

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2 Days In Paris

Don't miss this flick now showing at Cedar Lee Theatre....

A New York couple, French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack, attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance on a European vacation. Their week in Venice didn't work out as planned, they have higher hopes for their last two days in Paris. But the combination of Marion's offbeat parents and flirtatious ex-boyfriends, and with Jack's continuing photography obsession, don't make for an auspicious beginning. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing?

RATED: R / RUNNING TIME: 96 minutes
Starring: Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Bruhl, Ludovic Berthillot, Albert Delpy or

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Bitches at Mitch's (9/22)

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Yes, you heard right. There will be "bitches" at Mitchell Sotka...and a few dogs and cats too, to raise money for the Cleveland Animal Protective League.

Joining Sotka will be local artists Kimberly Engel, Gai Russo and Susan Scaporati. 10% of sales will be donated to the Cleveland APL. Kimberly has wonderful silhouettes and mixed media images of canines. Gai and Susan have animal-lover themed jewelry in addition to their well-known lines of aromatherapy and lariats.

So bring your pooch for all the fun. The Cleveland APL will be available with animals to adopt from 12-4pm and other activities include give-a-ways, dog care, training tips, homemade dog treats, t-shirts and dog ice-cream.

So if you are a dog lover or just want to help support a wonderful cause Swing by Mitchell Sotka's in Rocky River on Old River Road. For more information, visit

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The RED Space (9/20)

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Red the Orchestra, Season Kick-off Party! Come out to SPACES to kick-off of the 6th Season! Red is extremely excited about the upcoming season and want you to be a part of it! The orchestra will be on hand to perform works by guest conductor Tan Dun and other special selections.  There will be light snacks and beverages.  They will offer special subscription deals and ticket prices at the event and even have a few give-aways - including tickets, subscriptions, music, signed posters and more!  Everyone who attends will get a special free gift.

The event is free and open to all! We would appreciate your RSVP to or by calling 216.361.1733. For more information visit

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So you think you can Dress? (9/20)

Thursday, September 20th 2007

Do you find yourself squealing with delight when you score a wildly patterned pair of pants for $10 off the sale rack? Do you have to rummage through your closet searching for a simple solid black top to wear to work, only to realize you don’t even own one? Calling all bargain shoppers, cravers of wardrobe simplicity, and overall clothes hounds.

Announcing the second annual “So You Think You Can Dress,” with the unique “Back to Basics” twist. Prepare yourself for a stellar fashion show that incorporates wardrobe staples with jazzy accessories, all set to funky beats. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers.

Location : The View on Prospect Avenue at 6:00. Members $10 prepay, $15 at the door Non-Members $20 prepay, $25 at the door. For more information visit

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Rolling on the River (9/14)

Friday, September 14, 2007

Rolling on the River

Join our friends at the Hunger Network for a fabulous evening affair at Windows on the River. What could be better than gambling (roulette, black jack, texas Hold 'em, craps and more!) with "play money" all for a good cause. Complimentary food, wine and beer will be included.

6:30-10:30pm. Windows on the River, 2000 Sycamore, Cleveland.
Tickets are $50 in advance, $75 at the door. For more information call 216.619.8155, ext. 18 or email

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A "Charity" Dinner (9/14)

Friday, September 14, 2007

Be the first to see the new McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant at Beachwood Place (Located next to Maggiano's) while supporting the Cleveland Chapter of The Foundation for Community Betterment at a pre-opening celebration charity dinner.

$35 per person includes appetizers, entrée and dessert. Seatings will be between 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

All proceeds directly benefit the Foundation for Community Betterment
RSVP: or call (216) 773-1019

For more information on the Foundation visit

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Browns Home Opener (9/09)

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Don't miss out on the season home opener this weekend... Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers. Tailgating begins at dawn, kick off at 1:00pm. LET'S GO BROWNS!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Not your average "Paper Trail" (9/07-08)

Friday & Saturday September 7th & 8th, 2007

This Friday, "Paper Trails" of Rocky River will open its doors to paper shoppers throughout the Cleveland area.  Paper Trails is a lovely paper boutique, with one of the areas sweetest selections of in-stock and special order stationery, note cards, invitations, announcements, gift wrap and accessories.
We were lucky enough to drop into the store while the shelves were in the process of being stocked by store owner Katie Pickard. From what we could see she has some really neat lines of linen boxes, pretty napkins and fresh greeting cards...sure to please all.

Katie also gave us a handful of $10 gift certificates to give out to our readers. Be one of the first 15 people to leave a "comment" on this posting, and we will drop the certificate in the mail for you so you can pick up a few free cards for those upcoming special occasions! Please make sure to include your name and mailing address .

Paper Trails is located on the corner of the Old River Shopping Area at 19146 Old Detroit Road. Swing by for the Grand Opening from 10AM to 4PM both days. For more information call 440.333.0033 or visit

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The Big Bang at SPACES (9/07)

Friday, September 7th, 2007

In celebration of the Cleveland Institute of Art's 125th Anniversary, SPACES Gallery presents up-to-the-moment work from recent CIA graduates in "The Big Bang." View the work of 54 artist alumni, some established in their careers and some yet emerging.

7pm-9pm Public Reception. For more information visit

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Sunsets at Edgewater Pier

As summer sunsets grow earlier in the evening sky take a moment to enjoy a breathtaking sunset over Lake Erie. Last night while driving home on the Shoreway, I couldn't resist stopping at Edgewater Park to snap a few shots of the warm glow of the summer sun setting.

In the heart of one of Ohio's largest cities, Edgewater Park provides natural relief to the metropolitan skyline. Sand beaches, tree-lined picnic areas and panoramic views of the lake are found within the park along the Lake Erie shoreline. The fishing pier provides access for both fisherman and photographers alike.

While you are visiting the park, why not swing by the concession stand for a vanilla soft serve ice cream cone...or a box of bait. For hours and additional park information call 216.281.4900.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Wooltex Gallery Opening (9/07)

Friday, September 7, 2007

Pentimenti : New Works by Misha and Amy Kligman

Amy Kligman ( and her husband Misha
( will be the featured artists at this Friday's Wooltex Gallery opening at the Tower Press Building (1900 Superior Ave)

The husband and wife duo, who once resided in our fair city are back and ready to share with us their latest work. In a written statement for the show, The Kligmans's describe their work as speaking to "the polished outer layers of the human psyche and, more important, the less polished layers they hide."

Princess & Little Scream by Amy Kligman
Untitled & Untitled by Misha Kligman

Friday's opening reception is from 5 to 8pm. The exhibit runs through October 12th. For gallery hours and additional information visit

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