Welcome to Real NEO; Open Source Capital of the Brightest Greenest State of Earth

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 13:00.

Smartest Greenest Breuer

Over the past 20 years, I've spent most of my "professional" time as an entrepreneur, with world-class expertise conducting multi-dimensional, multi-client relational comparative data and best practice analyses of any aspects of the world's largest and best global enterprises, environments and systems, and developing and consulting on innovations and total quality improvement. This work has generated a wealth of knowledge on large general systems, with a unique expertise in information systems and telecommunications. REALNEO is a product of this highest level expertise, drawn from the best practices of the best organizations on Earth. What REALNEO has developed for Cuyahoga County - what has been generated out of the REALNEO-generated Real Cooperative - takes general systems innovation to a whole new level of making us the brightest greenest place on Earth. So, we really do have a purpose to Cuyahoga County owning the Breuer, and the vision is beautifully expressed in this great rendering above, to be REAL COOP citizen headquarters of the open source capital of this brightest greenest state of Earth.

What would you write on I-Open's tombstone?

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Mon, 06/01/2009 - 11:54.

Would you be so kind as to take a short bit of time to help us with a research project. 

The task is simple, and only requires that you answer honestly, from the heart.   There are no right or wrong answers, only the opportunity for some useful insight that might help us better serve our communities going forward.

The question is this:  Imagine  you opened the paper this morning and read in the obituaries that I-Open had died.   It is no more.

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Join Us For Meet and Greet Fundraiser to "Restore Cleveland Hope" (501C3 not for profit organization)

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Tue, 03/31/2009 - 16:02.

Please join us on a fundraiser to remind NE Ohio of a progressive past and help reinvigorate a promising future.  Prior to the Civil War and emancipation, "Hope" was the code name for Cleveland for emancipating slaves seeking support in the final stop before Canada

Environmental Campaign Training

Submitted by ohio citizen action on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 14:03.
03/28/2009 - 09:30
03/28/2009 - 16:30

Are you concerned that your children's health is affected by pollution?
Do you want some answers about your industrial neighbors?
Do you want to build your environmental campaign skills?


Cleveland State University
Euclid Ave. and E. 22nd St. MC 438
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

Cleveland Engineering Society Leadership Breakfast Series

Submitted by CleveEngSoc on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 16:51.
05/19/2009 - 07:00
05/19/2009 - 09:00

Topic: An Economic Forecast for Northeast Ohio

Speaker: John Burke, President, Burke Rosen & Associates; Professor Emeritus of Economics, Cleveland State University; Adjunct Professor, John Carroll University

Program Sponsorships and tables available. Earn 1 Continuing Professional Development hour.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown


1100 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States
Phone: (216) 361-3100

Cleveland Engineering Society Climate Change Breakfast -- CANCELLED

Submitted by CleveEngSoc on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 16:23.
04/29/2009 - 07:00
04/29/2009 - 09:00

This event has been cancelled.  Information about future Climate Change Committee programs is available here:


1100 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States
Phone: (216) 361-3100

Free Screening of "The Devil Came on Horseback" with Guest Speaker Jane Wells

Submitted by Library_Lady on Wed, 11/19/2008 - 10:24.
11/22/2008 - 13:00
11/22/2008 - 16:00


Cleveland Public Library - Stokes Auditorium
525 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216-623-2860

A president for a new generation

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 11/05/2008 - 18:41.

Barack Obama is the first President my three year old son has known. He was too young to really understand who George Bush was during his first three years, but this morning he said to me "is Barack Obama president?" It fills me with joy that my son will grow up in a world less racist than the one I knew growing up. A past where an African American could not be president because of his race will be something strange and puzzling to him that he will learn about in school.

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Crackling good fun at the Barking Spider

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/26/2008 - 10:40.
11/29/2008 - 00:00

Now is the time to tip back in your chair and enjoy life, the music, camaraderie, art, a pint and the FIRE at the Barking Spider.
(And, how often does an ARTIST offer to buy you a drink?)

Art of the Day: "The Beauty of Damage" of Christopher Pekoc, by Thomas Ball, Henry Adams and Bernie Sokolowski

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 20:11.

You don't need to know anything about an artist, his inspiration or the construction of his art to love it.

I GRO Cleveland: Greening Browns

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sun, 08/31/2008 - 08:37.
I GRO Cleveland: Greening Browns

If an apple a day keps the doctor away, what is the economic value to Northeast Ohio of bringing fresh, local fruits and vegetables to poor, unhealthy, underserved inner city places like The Star Neig

Putnam Collection Sculpture by Richard Fleishman, REALNEO Header 2

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 12:04.
Putnam Collection Sculpture by Richard Fleishman, REALNEO Header 2

The nearly completed Richard Fleischman addition to the Putnam Collection, in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio - photos by Evelyn Kiefer - Logo by Norm Roulet - 07/17/08

Fleischman Sculpture in Putnam Collection

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/16/2008 - 00:47.
Fleischman Sculpture in Putnam Collection

Fleischman Sculpture Pan Logo on REALNEO, July 18, 2008, by Evelyn Kiefer

Evolutionary Biology

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 13:10.
Awhile back, Roldo mentioned that the newspaper still has relevance. Today, this article proves it.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Vote for Alex Pavloff

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 05/18/2008 - 13:53.

Vote for Alex Pavloff for USG Arts & Science Representative.  He is a human: not a zombie.

This is where a photo sure would come in handy.  The sign is posted on the Designated Smoker Sign near the Veale Convocation Center and penciled in to the sign in parentheses is the comment (and a smoker).  Apropos.

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Reinventing Browns Deli into The Star Market and Cafe - transformational neighborhood redevelopment, one convenience at a time

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 05/05/2008 - 00:35.

Welcome to The Star Market and Cafe! What would make you walk, ride and drive out of your way and stop here? When? Why? Now is the time for Star Neighborhood Development to reinvent a blighted urban convenient store into a community asset. But how? That depends on you. What will you support here?

Science is FUN DAY

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/22/2008 - 08:30.
05/03/2008 - 11:00
05/03/2008 - 16:00

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education invites you to join us for Science is Fun! Family Day, from 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m., in Nord Hall 310 at Case Western Reserve University.

Introducing Immersion Presents: Expedition to Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. View broadcasts from the largest California national marine sanctuary. Join us for hands-on science fun, friendly competitions, and cool science demonstrations throughout the day!


Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
United States
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What do we bring to Mind of Cleveland?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/29/2008 - 01:58.

Over the past few weeks, I've noticed strange Clevelandesque slogans posted on billboards around town, with the attribution "Mind of Cleveland". I remember wondering if this was another Cleveland+hype campaign... or about AIDS prevention... and planned to google it later...

Opportunities for pregnancy & birth in 2008

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/10/2008 - 23:38.
03/15/2008 - 14:00
03/15/2008 - 17:00

Max and Evelyn Roulet

When Evelyn and I learned we were expecting Claes, three years ago, we started exploring local natural childbirth and child support resources, and have most enjoyed the getting to know the people with the Cleveland BirthNetwork, which is part of a national organization has a mailing list and holds regular local meet-ups and casual events... I strongly recommend expecting families to attend one of their activities, like the following...  An afternoon of discussion and meeting advocates for change, with Judy Norsigian, executive director and co-founder of Our Bodies Ourselves, and Ourselves, co-contributing editor of Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth.


Neighborhood Family Practice
3569 Ridge Road
Cleveland, OH
United States

An Invitation: The Intergenerational School… Is Re‐inventing Public Education ‐ here in Cleveland!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/10/2008 - 23:12.
03/13/2008 - 17:30
03/13/2008 - 19:30

The Intergenerational School is holding a Wine & Cheese Open House (with Student‐Led Tours!), this Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm - and I strongly encourage those interested in innovation in education and aging to attend. Read through the whole invitation to learn more about the school - it is astounding, as are the founders... Cathy and Peter Whitehouse. This is the school that I hope to expand in the former Hough Bakeries complex, as the anchor for redevelopment of the surrounding neighborhood, so if you are interested in that project then you are interested in TIS.... I hope to see you there Thursday... be sure to RSVP!


The Intergenerational School
12200 Fairhill Road Fairhill Center, Second Floor
Cleveland, OH
United States

REALNEO Regionalism Proposal #1: Merge Cleveland, UCI, Case, UH, and Clinic Police Departments

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/08/2008 - 00:08.

In living and working around University Circle, it occurs to me how stupid it is that there are literally five or six police forces operating within overlapping turfs... Cleveland, University Circle, Case, University Hospitals, and the Clinic each have significant police forces. In addition, Cuyahoga County has patrols in the area... all intersecting within a mile of each other... and you are probably as likely to get shot within a mile of that intersection as anywhere in America.

History being written right, today... Tech Czar on Medical Mart

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 02/29/2008 - 17:30.

Tech Czar Logo

I spotted a link on BFD to Tech Czar Michael DeAloia's fascinating write up on the Medical Mart, so much in our pocketbooks and news every day, in real neo. Well, it seems we have one community leader interested to set the records straight today and from now on, in his world, on his blog, about his world, which is fascinating. I'm glad to see Michael more active than ever, leading the community, since leaving City Hall, and I appreciate the honest facts about the Medical Mart that are missing everywhere else. Read this tidbit below and you'll link through for the rest...

Cosgrove took over the meeting and detailed the Clinic’s expansion plan (which were amazing – what the public is seeing in terms of development and real estate purchases are nothing relative to the massive plans the Clinic has for its University Circle campus), and then offered the possibility of a Medical Mart.