Whiskey Island

"We will demand that our leaders take us and this property serious and FIX IT" - "Citizen" Ed Hauser, May 26, 2006

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/27/2009 - 03:40.

Front signage for Cleveland Coast Guard Station

In reviewing REALNEO for material on the historic Cleveland U.S. Coast Guard Station, to accompany these November 25, 2009, photographs and Thanksgiving Day Pans of the Coast Guard site, I came across the May, 2006, REALNEO discussion "COAST GUARD IDEAS" about what should be done with the site... with a lengthy vision from "Citizen" Ed Hauser.

Happy Thanksgiving REALNEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/26/2009 - 16:40.

Exquisite decay.

On Thanksgiving eve, a little over a year following the death of Ed Hauser - the primary community activist for preservation of the National Historic Landmark Dyer Coast Guard Station, on Whiskey Island - I went Hauser Way to photograph this best location in the nation, to share with you on Thanksgiving day. Enjoy.

Question of the Day: Do The Port Authority and the PD Still Have a Long Hard Fall From Grace Ahead, Together?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/22/2009 - 11:15.

November 21, 2009, the Cleveland Plain Dealer published a get-out-of-jail-free editorial for seemingly life-term Cleveland Port Authority dictator John Carney, and his board of directors - "A Cleveland Port Authority board already wounded can't afford conflict-of-interest charges -- editorial" - that fully acknowledges "the port is so broke it may not be able to assure continued operations of the Cleveland harbor, much less pay to relocate and expand".

Yet, the PD editors do not call for changes to the current Port Board. Quite the opposite, the PD empowers them to move into the real estate development business... despite their bond rating having sunk near junk.

The Real NEO Post-Citizen-Hauser Era, Year 2: Learning The Meaning Of "The Process Is Broken!"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 11/16/2009 - 14:15.

Citizen Ed Hauser smiling, at AJ Rocco's in Cleveland Ohio

Citizen Ed Hauser, Victorious In The Battle Of Whiskey Island - "Ask Not What Your Planet Can Do For You..."

It has been a year since Northeast Ohio lost our selfless civic activist "Citizen" Ed Hauser, silencing the great voice in the community saying that "The Process is Broken".

November 14, 2009 - the one-year anniversary of Ed's death - a group of family and friends came together on the beautiful Whiskey Island Ed saved, before a late Autumn setting sun, to toast a glorious man, and mourn a most cursed and horrible year in Northeast Ohio without Ed.

What does the dawn hold for this long-suffering region, in the second year without Citizen Hauser?

Song of the Day: "Wish You Were Here" - Pink Floyd

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 11/11/2009 - 23:09.

In two days, November 14, it will be a year since Ed Hauser died unnecessarily, for lack of adequate public healthcare in America.

A year ago today, Ed's death could have been prevented, if he had access to better preventative healthcare, along the way... doctors visits, testing, and warning about a broken heart.

Burning River Fest

Submitted by burningriverfest on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 20:34.

Think globally. Jam locally.
Every August, people from all over the Great Lakes region raise
a pint at the annual Burning River Fest to salute the ³watershed moment²
that raised a new level of eco-consciousness <the 1969 burning of the

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Tale of Two Clevelands

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 07/13/2009 - 01:02.
Tale of Two Clevelands

There are certainly places in Cleveland where people very much enjoy our greatest natural resource, Lake Erie. To the East or West, rich or poor, it offers pleasures and potential, as filthy as it may be and shall remain.

Do the Port Authority and their planners from New York City have a clue what is the potential of our Great Lake and lakefront? Have you seen any good plans?

Are we doing anything close to what we should to protect the environment of Lake Erie? Is this the Bluest Lake possible, for this brightest greenest place?

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.

Following The Ed Hauser Way

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/28/2009 - 10:29.

Sunset on Whiskey Island Cleveland Ohio

Yesterday was a special day for me - a beautiful day in the region - so I ended it with my good friend Ed Hauser, as I often do. Alone on his own island, he is always easy to find. I was photographing the sunset right by where Ed's boats belong. They are gone... he is now walking on water.

Because of Ed, my heart lives on Whiskey Island too, and I have photographed there scores of times.

River Day without Ed

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 04/25/2009 - 15:01.
05/16/2009 - 13:00

MAY 16 IS RIVER DAY - Friends of the Crooked River Celebrates its 19th Annual River Day and dedicates this year to the late Ed Hauser, passionate and tireless advocate for the river and lakefront, River Day Coordinator for five years, and the one who worked to make Whiskey Island publicly accessible...a significant feat.


Cuyahoga River and Tributaries
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Celebrate Ed’s 48th Birthday and the Dedication of Ed “Citizen” Hauser Way

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 20:22.
05/02/2009 - 13:00
05/02/2009 - 22:00

Ed Hauser 48th Birthday Party Image

Early notice of the most important event of 2009 - this is exciting!

The "Effect" is Ed's house band... rocked the Beachland Ballroom at Ed's going away party... mark your calendars...


Whiskey Island Marina & Wendy Park
#1 Ed “Citizen” Hauser Way
Cleveland, OH 44102
United States

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

Writers & Readers: Firoozeh Dumas

Submitted by Cleveland Publi... on Mon, 03/02/2009 - 10:04.
03/15/2009 - 14:00
03/15/2009 - 15:00

Firoozeh Dumas was born in Abadan, Iran, and moved to Whittier, California, with her family in the 1970s. She later attended the University of California at Berkeley where she met and married a Frenchman.



Cleveland Public LIbrary - Main Branch
325 Superior Ave Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States

things Ed was thinking about

Submitted by Susan Miller on Fri, 12/19/2008 - 21:44.

Attached are minutes from an October 2007 meeting of City of Cleveland Planning, Cleveland Cuyahoga County Port Authority, URS and US Army Corps of Engineers. Ed had these issues in mind (among numerous others) when he left us. Let's catch up a bit. Can anoyone give an update as to how these questions have been addressed more than a year later?

Highlights include:

CIA Student Holiday Sale

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sat, 12/06/2008 - 10:16.
12/06/2008 - 10:00
12/06/2008 - 20:00

Find "one of a kind" gifts for all the "one of a kind" people in your life.

In the Ohio Bell Auditorium Located in the Gund Building
Saturday Dec. 6 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday Dec. 11:00 am - 6:oo pm


Cleveland Institute of Art
11141 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH
United States

Lake Erie Shoreby Beach

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 07/31/2008 - 22:14.
Lake Erie Shoreby Beach

I live about two miles from Lake Erie, and went in the water today, for this pan and header, but I do not consider it safe to swim in the water, which is pathetic. Healthy beaches and a healthy Lake Erie would improve the value of all of NEO by $ trillions... that would be worth far more than all the polluters combined. Imagine being able to take a dip here, safely, wherever and whever you like...

Paint the Coast Guard Station

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 07/12/2008 - 07:47.
07/20/2008 - 09:00
07/20/2008 - 17:30


The Wendy Park Foundation and U.S. Coast Guard Station Need  Your Help!!!


Whiskey Island Coast Guard Station
2800 Whiskey Island 44102-2251
Cleveland, OH
United States
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