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August 6, 2019

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Cleveland Declares, for Billionth Time, that ‘Excitement and Anticipation Surround’ Upcoming Sporting Event

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click to enlarge City of Cleveland, Office of the Mayor Members of the Cleveland media received Tuesday, as we often do, a press release from the Mayor’s Office. The purpose of the release was to publicize rules and regulations for parking and tailgating at the upcoming Browns preseason opener against......
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Director Anthony Russo to Appear at Parma Best Buy to Promote DVD Release of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

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To celebrate the DVD release of Avengers: Endgame, which arrives in stores on Tuesday, Aug. 13, Marvel Studios and directors Anthony and Joe Russo, both of whom are Cleveland natives, have teamed up to launch the We Love You 3,000 tour as a way to “thank the fans who have......
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Cedar Lee to Screen Toni Morrison Doc to Honor Passing of Ohio Legend

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Cedar Lee to Screen Toni Morrison Doc to Honor Passing of Ohio Legend Posted By Sam Allard on Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 3:10 PM click to enlarge Screenshot: Toni Morrison: Pieces I Am Cleveland Cinemas’ Cedar Lee Theater has made a last-minute addition to its......
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12 Farmers’ Markets Keeping Summer Fresh in Cleveland

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click to enlarge Sandy/CuckHarris/FlickrCreativeCommons With the end of summer looming (say it isn’t so!), it’s time to stock up on fresh produce at your nearby Cleveland farmers’ markets while you still can. Here’s a rundown of all the neighborhood markets here to help you make the most of this season and beyond. ......
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Even Some Republicans Want Ohio Rep. Keller to Resign Following Mass Shooting Post

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click to enlarge Photo via Ohio House of Representatives In a surprise move Monday, Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken publicly called on State Rep. Candice Keller of Middletown to step down, following a social media post of Keller’s that blamed the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio on legalized weed,......
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A Day to Remember Coming to Wolstein Center in November

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 A Day to Remember Coming to Wolstein Center in November Posted By Jeff Niesel on Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 11:37 AM Earlier today, the metalcore/pop-punk act A Day To Remember announced the dates of its fall Degenerates Tour featuring special guests I Prevail and Beartooth.......
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Swensons Celebrates 85th Anniversary This Week Giving Away Gift Coins At All Locations

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Swensons Drive-In Restaurant has officially been slinging Galley Boy burgers in Akron for 85 years. In celebration of the milestone anniversary, the eatery is handing out free Swensons money (in the form of their golden dollar gift coins) at all 12 of its locations throughout Ohio this week. Running through......
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Lorain Native Toni Morrison Has Died at 88

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Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison died yesterday at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, the Associated Press has reported, saying she passed away following an illness. The 88-year-old won the Nobel prize for literature in 1993 and was the first black woman to do so. Most known for......
History

Mark Twain’s Quest to Bring Affordable Watches to the Masses | History

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Today, it’s common for celebrities to hawk products that seem to have little, if anything, to do with what made them famous in the first place. Although this phenomenon may seem recent, it’s actually quite old. American novelist Mark Twain, for instance, endorsed a lot of products. Some made him......
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How American Brewers Employed Fine Art to Sell Beer | At the Smithsonian

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It would be easy to mistake the painting Harvest Time for an uncomplicated image of Midwestern bliss, a picture of ease and plenty after a hard day’s work. It is an unassuming portrayal of a picnic in rural Kansas, with a group of farm workers gathered congenially around a table,......
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The Cleveland Orchestra’s Star-Spangled Spectacular and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Month

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Classical music events begin spiraling down into the Dog Days of August this week, beginning with Ohio Light Opera, which will present final performances of Perchance to Dream and Girl Crazy on Wednesday the 7th at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, The Devil’s Rider and Music in the Air on Thursday......
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Opponents Fight to Protect Ohio Wetlands from Development

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has lost 90% of its wetlands, and a proposed project could destroy even more. The Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing a permit for the filling of roughly 15 acres of wetlands for the development of a medical campus in Trumbull County. Colleen......
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Mesoamerican Sculptures Reveal Early Knowledge of Magnetism | Science

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Magnets are a mystery that has baffled scientists and philosophers for millennia, and researchers still don’t fully understand the properties that give magnetic fields their potency. Ancient Greek legend held that a shepherd named Magnes first discovered the curious force when a stone pulled at his iron staff in an......

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