Cleveland Foundation

Cleveland Engineering Society Climate Change Committee Roundtable

Submitted by CleveEngSoc on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 15:45.
03/25/2009 - 07:30
03/25/2009 - 09:00

Discussion about issues related to climate change. Topic TBA. Free to attend; breakfast is on your own.

Local: Shula's 2 in the DoubleTree Cleveland South


6200 Quarry Lane
Independence, OH 44131
United States
Phone: (216) 361-3100

"Another step taken toward Breaking the Cycle of Abandonment"... Forward or Backward?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 02/05/2009 - 20:52.

Chart of Cleveland City Council HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program Spending

This just in, via Cleveland City Council, via Facebook... "Another step taken toward Breaking the Cycle of Abandonment". This is about how City Council has decided to spend our community's $25 million in Federal taxpayer funds from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) - the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - intended to help our impoverished inner city. You must ask yourself, who decided how your $25,000,000 should be spent here, how did they really decide this, and is this a step forward or backwards?


Submitted by Martha Eakin on Fri, 01/16/2009 - 18:54.

Here we go… If you were wondering about how federal stimulus dollars might be spent in Ohio, this should give you some idea. Gov.

Question of the Day: What Are The Odds That The MedCon Is A Con Now?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 05:06.

Jeff Buster's poll on REALNEO asking "If Peter Lawson Jones immediately withdrew his support for the Medical Mart Convention Center would his public career benefit?" motivated me to spend the time to explore the probability the MedCon is already dead, and our leaders will let us know that when they return from their vacations... and get the nerve. What do you think?

"People want to live in a neighborhood that fights for its neighbors", writes Councilman Cimperman

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 12/21/2008 - 01:15.

Ward 13 Councilman Cimperman was attacked in his Tremont home by vicious forces, which caused him personal harm and made him homeless. His trauma was relatively brief, as Councilman Cimperman is a powerful man with powerful friends and considerable resources at his disposal - it is safe to say he had insurance against his losses and could borrow money at a reasonable interest rate to rebuild.

FAQ's about Renewable Energy for Homes <-Moebius Nature Center---<

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Thu, 12/18/2008 - 22:06.
02/28/2009 - 22:00
02/28/2009 - 23:00
Moebius Nature Center Fungus Amoungus

Yes, Solar Erica aka Erika Weliczko of REpower Solutions will discuss renewable energy applications for homes and common questions. Learn some in's and out's about ways that you can make your house less dependent on outside energy sources at a nature center that has its own natural gas well! Ironic no?


929 East Mennonite Road
Aurora, OH 44202
United States

<-Winter Woodland Walk-> Moebius Nature Center

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Thu, 12/18/2008 - 21:52.
01/31/2009 - 10:00
01/31/2009 - 11:30
Moebius Nature Center Yellow Spotted Salamander!

Join Dr. Jim Tomko and others for a walk in the winter woodland where (if we are lucky and have some fresh snow) we will learn the stories of our local wildlife. Birds, mammals, and other creatures leave distinctive "calling cards" for us to discover their identities and quests. Meet at Moebius Nature Center (the greenest nature center around ;-) dressed for the weather snow or shine.


929 E. Mennonite Rd.
Aurora, OH 44202
United States

Where was the Cleveland Restoration Society, when their wonks demolished the Historic Giglio Farm

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 12/13/2008 - 13:22.

About the time some wacked-out over-empowered government wonks were demolishing Frank Giglio's Historic Landmark house, on his city-desecrated urban farm, all the "restorationists" in our Society were abuzz about the chance to rub elbows with Timothy "Art Is Back" Rub at the sell-out "36th installment of our Community Luncheon" Cleveland Restoration Society self-love-fest, held last week at Wyndham Cleveland, at Playhouse Square...


Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 09:57.
10/08/2008 - 17:30
10/08/2008 - 20:00

Cleveland – Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones will host a
fourth public forum to discuss the proposed Medical Mart/Convention Center

The purpose of the forum is to share as much information as possible about
the Medical Mart and Convention Center projects with the public.

The forum will be:

Do You Trust Politician and Media Accounts of Supposed Death-bed Appointment By Councilwoman Fannie Lewis of Her Successor?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/19/2008 - 09:00.

I GRO EC at Coit Road Farmers Market, for over 75 years

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 14:27.

The Coit Road Farmers Market is one of the most endearing places in real NEO. Hidden away in a near-dead industrial graveyard of East Cleveland, with the curb-appeal of a brownfield, it is not a place one goes without intent. So it amazes me that just about every time I go there I see someone I know. I guess I know some pretty smart people.

Government and Social Leadership Stands United as GCLAC Against Lead Poisoning in NEO - Committed to Eradication by 2010

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 07/21/2008 - 22:09.

The most important message communicated at today's press conference kicking-off Lead Awareness Week was that our government leadership at the state, county and municipal level stand united to eradicate lead poisoning in Northeast Ohio by 2010. Publicly expressing their concern about lead poisoning here, and their commitment to its rapid elimination, East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones added important voices to the chorus of public health and social service champions of the Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council... a unique, world-class collaboration of around 85 organizations.

Press Conference in recognition of Ohio Lead Awareness Week

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 07/14/2008 - 10:50.
07/21/2008 - 11:00
07/21/2008 - 12:00

The Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council (GCLAC) will be holding a Press Conference in recognition of Ohio Lead Awareness Week, which will take place the week of July 20th – 26th, 2008.  Scheduled speakers will address the significant progress made in reducing the number of children affected by lead paint hazards, as well as the importance of continued vigilance and prevention in light of new evidence linking childhood lead exposure to crime, low school-performance, as well as numerous lifelong health problems.  Scheduled speakers, representing a City, County, and State unified effort to eliminate the dangers of childhood lead poisoning are:


  • Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones, Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners
  • Mayor Frank Jackson, City of Cleveland
  • Mayor Eric Brewer, City of East Cleveland
  • State Representative Mike Foley, District 14
  • Stuart Greenburg, Executive Director, Environmental Health Watch
  • Nakiaa Robinson, Program Manager, Office of Early Childhood, Invest in Children



The Justice Center (North face of building)
1200 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Fighting Dinosaurs? Lead Poisoning and Urban Redevelopment

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 05/15/2008 - 14:07.

Cleveland Natural History Museum

If these are average Clevelanders, living in older urban neighborhoods like around University Circle their entire lives, they have been lead poisoned, perhaps severely. Thursday morning, May 22nd, join 100s of NEOs leaders concerned with our community's health, intelligence, safety and economy meeting at the Cleveland Natural History Museum for a free breakfast, keynote discussion and breakout sessions about lead poisoning and urban redevelopment. I guarantee you will leave this brief event with a completely realigned understanding of the core barriers to the success of our urban neighborhoods, leading to better planning for a healthy, effective region in the future.

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?

The China Problem!?

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Thu, 05/01/2008 - 23:19.

So I am just back from 14 days in Japan.  Interesting to be on the sidelines as 3,000 Japanese police protect the olympic toarch from what I thought would be a calm, reserved crowd.  Dont get me wrong, I was not in Nagano, I was in Shibuya / Tokyo.. but it got a lot of attention.  Pro and anti China student groups and observers literally throwing punches, 70 year old Japanese men going to jail for throwing tomatoes in the face of the police protecting the toarch... etc.  It was akin to what I saw in the USA when the toarch came thru California.


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 17:57.

Clipper's Steelwinds project in Lackawanna, New York is passing through a dark and uncertain repair/redesign.  This photo taken on March 28, 2008 shows 6 of the 8 turbine towers without their blades.  Earlier in the week only the tower on the right hand (north) had blades, so it appears that the lattice boom crane  in the center of the photo is installing, not removing, the turbine hub and blades - presumably after the repair of the gear box.  

The Green Chain - Cleveland Intnl Film Festival

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Tue, 03/11/2008 - 21:41.

Tonight I saw the hot new mockumentary The Green Chain at the film fest.   The best part is that we used our 'private screening' tickets from Pat and Dan Conway's gig tonight to get past the ticket taker then re-appropriated our access rights to see this mockumentary that got started around the same time slot.   To wrong the right... I offer up a nice plug:

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

Fight Melting Oceans From The Comfort of Your Own Home While Raising Bait!!

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Mon, 03/10/2008 - 22:11.
03/15/2008 - 13:00
03/15/2008 - 14:00


Moebius Nature Center
& Buckeye Sustainability Institute



Moebius Nature Center
929 East Mennonite Road
Aurora, 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.


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/25/2008 - 14:30.
Dear Cleveland City Council Members:
This is an urgent plea to exercise your right to cancel the 50 YEAR obligation by Cleveland Public Power to purchase 100MW of electricity from American Municipal Power’s proposed $3.4 billion power plant in Meigs County, OH.

10,000 little ideas Feb. 5 - MY IDEA? NEW GOVERNMENT IN NEO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 16:32.
02/05/2008 - 17:15
02/05/2008 - 20:00
Etc/GMT-4 (what persons/names/$ are behind this anyway?) is sponsoring what they call a 10,000 little ideas convo


Sammy's Metropolitan Ballroom
925 Euclid Avenue 21st Floor, Huntington Bank Build
Cleveland, OH
United States