Saturday, July 23, 2016

Lessons from immigrant parents from Estonia

The American Nationalities Movement honored Erika Puussaar of the Estonian Community and president of the Estonian Cultural Garden at the annual Captive Nations Dinner in Cleveland on July 14, 2016.  Erika told of lessons she learned from her immigrant parents.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/estonian/estonian.htm





Hiding pigs, collecting cigarettes in Estonian DP Camp

The American Nationalities Movement honored Erika Puussaar of the Estonian Community and president of the Estonian Cultural Garden at the annual Captive Nations Dinner in Cleveland on July 14, 2016.  Erika told of her experience as a displaced person in World War II in an Estonian refugee camp. She told how they hid pigs from the Germans and how they would collect cigarette butts from the GIs to re-sell. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/estonian/estonian.htm







Being a displaced person from Estonia in 1945

The American Nationalities Movement honored Erika Puussaar of the Estonian Community and president of the Estonian Cultural Garden at the annual Captive Nations Dinner in Cleveland on July 14, 2016.  Erika told of her experience as a displaced person in World War II in an Estonian refugee camp. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/estonian/estonian.htm







Friday, July 22, 2016

August Pust’s last dinner with Senator George Voinovich

The American Nationalities Movement held their annual Captive Nations Dinner in Cleveland on July 14, 2016.  August Pust gave a tribute to the recently deceased Mayor, Governor and Senator George Voinovich.  He told of his last dinner and event with him.

http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/slovenian/2016/george-voinovich.htm






Anti-German sentiment during Wars and beyond - Joe Wendel

The American Nationalities Movement honored Joe Wendel of the German Community and host of the German radio show on WCPN 90.3 at the annual Captive Nations Dinner in Cleveland on July 14, 2016.  Wendel told of ant-German sentiments and of people and cities changing their names to make them less German.

http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/germans/germans.htm






Anti-German sentiment during Wars and beyond - Joe Wendel

The American Nationalities Movement honored Joe Wendel of the German Community and host of the German radio show on WCPN 90.3 at the annual Captive Nations Dinner in Cleveland on July 14, 2016.  Wendel told of ant-German sentiments and of people and cities changing their names to make them less German.

http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/germans/germans.htm






German contributions listed by Joe Wendel

The American Nationalities Movement honored Joe Wendel of the German Community and host of the German radio show on WCPN 90.3 at the annual Captive Nations Dinner in Cleveland on July 14, 2016.  Wendel listed some of the contributions made by Germans like the Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, Beethoven, Mozart, Gutenberg, Werner von Braun, Bach and more.

http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/germans/germans.htm






German American internment during World War II

The American Nationalities Movement honored Joe Wendel of the German Community and host of the German radio show on WCPN 90.3 at the annual Captive Nations Dinner in Cleveland on July 14, 2016.  Wendel told how Japanese internment during World War II was publicized but the German and other internments were not publicized.  There was a camp in Parma, a suburb of Cleveland, for example.

http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/germans/germans.htm








Thursday, July 21, 2016

German host Joe Wendel honored by American Nationalities Movement

The American Nationalities Movement honored Joe Wendel of the German Community and host of the German radio show on WCPN 90.3 at the annual Captive Nations Dinner in Cleveland on July 14, 2016.

Wendel told how the Oktoberfest and other similar events allowed Germans to once again be open with pride in their heritage.



Dr. Ben Carson in the Purple Tent – Terror & Division

Dr. Ben Carson spoke about radical Islamic terrorism and how we need to reach out and unite instead of being divided.  He spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland hosted by Project Love-Purple America.




Dr. Ben Carson in the Purple Tent – Fiscal Irresponsibility

Dr. Ben Carson spoke about Fiscal Irresponsibility at the Purple Tent at the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland hosted by Project Love-Purple America.





Dr. Ben Carson in the Purple Tent – Health Care

Dr. Ben Carson spoke about the health care problems in the US and how it has been made political and wasteful.

He spoke at the Purple Tent at the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland hosted by Project Love-Purple America.



Dr. Ben Carson in the Purple Tent – Black Lives Matter

Dr. Ben Carson spoke of protests in general and Black Lives Matter in particular at the Purple Tent at the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland hosted by Project Love-Purple America.




Dr. Ben Carson in the Purple Tent – Division & Strife

Dr. Ben Carson spoke of the division we have in the country and said it would be difficult to bring the US down from the outside but the enemy creates division and strife to bring us down from the inside.

Dr. Carson spoke at the Purple Tent at the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland hosted by Project Love-Purple America.




Stuart Muszynski and the Purple Tent at the 2016 RNC

Stuart Muszynski, President and CEO at Project Love-Purple America gave the reason behind the large Purple Tent at the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland.

Purple America supports and encourages Americans to engage in civil dialog.

Speakers and panelists such as Dr. Ben Carson, Michael Medved and Michael Steele appeared throughout the week to discuss civility in politics and life.




Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Make Feet Great Again with Trumpy Socks

Dan Hanson caught up with this innovative fundraiser on East 4th Street at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland -   Trumpy Socks.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Posing with the Queen and more at the British Cultural Garden Centennial


Everyone wanted to pose with the cutout of Queen Elizabeth or the bust of Shakespeare in the British Cultural Garden.  Here are a few:
Posing with Queen Elizabeth

Posing with Queen Elizabeth


Posing with Queen Elizabeth


Posing with Queen Elizabeth


Dan Hanson, Jennifer Fiertag and Queen Elizabeth

Dan Hanson, Jennifer Fiertag and Queen Elizabeth 

See more posing with the Queen and Shakespeare

Russian Cultural Garden Groundbreaking


The Cleveland Russian Cultural Garden hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the Garden on Thursday June 23, 2016.



Svetlana Stolyarova, Jeff Johnson, Anda Cook and Boris Vinogradsky

Svetlana Stolyarova, Jeff Johnson,
Anda Cook and Boris Vinogradsky 

Photos and videos of the Russian Garden Groundbreaking

2016 Republican National Convention RNC in Cleveland

Just a few weeks ago the Q was plastered with Cavaliers banners. Now the Q and other buildings have RNC signage.

East 4th Street had the most media and political activity.

Harry Buffalo became the CNN Grill

Harry Buffalo became the CNN Grill

Butcher and ther Brewer became the Washington Post

Butcher and the Brewer became the Washington Post

Twitter took over another space

Twitter took over another space

MSNBC broadcast from East 4th

MSNBC broadcast from East 4th

Ari Melber broadcasting live on MSNBC from East 4th Street

Ari Melber broadcasting live on MSNBC from East 4th Street

Bloomberg was also on East 4th

Bloomberg was also on East 4th

ClevelandPeople.com's Debbie Hanson caught up with Gayle King, co-anchor of CBS This Morning and an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine.

ClevelandPeople.com's Debbie Hanson caught up with Gayle King, co-anchor of CBS This Morning and an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine. 

Cleveland Public Square

If you haven't see the remodeled Public Square, take a look. The four quadrants of Public Square are connected and features lots of green space, a restaurant, speaking area and water feature.

The SW corner in front of Terminal Tower and the casino is most changed. There is a restaurant, a water feature, a speaking area and the statue of Moses Cleaveland has moved.





Restaurant at Cleveland Public Square



Water fun in Public Square





Moses Cleaveland Statue

More pictures from Cleveland's new Public Square


See lots of interesting photos, facts and stories at Cleveland101.com

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Mileva Maric Bust Dedication in the Serbian Cultural Garden

The Serbian Cultural Garden honors many Serbian figures such as Nikola Tesla, King Peter I, Michael Pupin, Stevan Mokranjac, Bishop Petar Njegos andVuk Karadzic. A new bust was dedicated on Sunday June 19, 2016 honoring Mileva Maric the Serbian physicist and mathematician who was the wife and scientific partner of Albert Einstein.


The ceremony included a blessing and dedication, stories about Maric and songs by the Serbian Men's Choir Kosovo.





Danielle (Danijela) Sremac, President of the Serbian Institute
with new Mileva Maric bust


See photos and videos of the Mileva Maric bust Dedication Event 




Alex and Carol Machaskee with Serbian Ambassador Djerdj Matkovic


See Photos of attendees posing with the Maric Bust and throughout the Serbian Garden 

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Erie Bone Broth – Health and Small Business case study

Erie Bone Broth was launched in 2015 by Kelly, a home cook, who personally discovered the health benefits of bone broth as a wholesome dietary staple in their everyday lives. Kelly personally discovered Bone Broth because she had severe joint pain and found out that bone broth fights inflammation. http://www.eriebonebroth.com/

Dan Hanson of ClevelandCooks.com caught up with Kelly at North Union Farmer’s Market at Shaker Square and learned more about bone broth and small business. http://www.clevelandcooks.com/




Saturday, July 02, 2016

Project Love 16th annual Celebration of Goodness

Stuart Muszynski, CEO of Project Love, spoke at the 16th annual Celebration of Goodness put on by Project Love, Purple America and Values in Action.

Stuart told how in the past school year they trained 13,000 students in NE Ohio in the Project Love program.



Project Love 16th annual Celebration of Goodness

Stuart Muszynski, CEO of Project Love, spoke at the 16th annual Celebration of Goodness put on by Project Love, Purple America and Values in Action. Stuart told how in the past school year they trained 13,000 students in NE Ohio in the Project Love program.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/





Cleveland City Hall Centennial – Mayor Frank Jackson

Director Michael Cox welcomed the crowd to the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall and introduced Mayor Frank Jackson who spoke about the 100th anniversary of Cleveland City Hall at a Centennial celebration in the rotunda.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/







Unveiling Cleveland City Hall Centennial Plaque

Director Michael Cox announced the new Centennial plaque for Cleveland City Hall and Mayor Frank Jackson and Council President Kevin Kelley unveiled the replica at the 100th anniversary of Cleveland City Hall Centennial celebration in the rotunda.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/





Unveiling Cleveland City Hall Centennial Plaque

Director Michael Cox announced the new Centennial plaque for Cleveland City Hall and Mayor Frank Jackson and Council President Kevin Kelley unveiled the replica at the 100th anniversary of Cleveland City Hall Centennial celebration in the rotunda.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/





Cleveland City Hall Centennial – Council President Kevin Kelley

Cleveland City Council president Kevin Kelley introduced his colleagues and spoke about the 100th anniversary of Cleveland City Hall at a Centennial celebration in the rotunda.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/





Mayor Bruce Akers receives Goodness Award

Former Pepper Pike Mayor Bruce Akers received the Goodness Award at the 2016 Celebration of Goodness put on by Project Love, Purple America and Values in Action. This is his acceptance speech.   http://www.clevelandpeople.com/





Dennis Lafferty introduces Mayor Bruce Akers

Dennis Lafferty of ‎the Collection Auto Group in Cleveland introduced former Pepper Pike Mayor Bruce Akers as recipient of the Goodness Award at the 2016 Celebration of Goodness put on by Project Love, Purple America and Values in Action. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/







Dennis Lafferty introduces Mayor Bruce Akers

Dennis Lafferty of ‎the Collection Auto Group in Cleveland introduced former Pepper Pike Mayor Bruce Akers as recipient of the Goodness Award at the 2016 Celebration of Goodness put on by Project Love, Purple America and Values in Action. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/







Dr. Akram Boutros receives Goodness Award

Dr. Akram Boutros, President and CEO of MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland, received the Goodness Award at the 2016 Celebration of Goodness put on by Project Love, Purple America and Values in Action. This is his acceptance speech.   http://www.clevelandpeople.com/





CWRU Dean Pam Davis introduces Dr. Akram Boutros

Pam Davis, Dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, introduced Dr. Akram Boutros, President of MetroHealth Hospitals, as recipient of the Goodness Award at the 2016 Celebration of Goodness put on by Project Love, Purple America and Values in Action. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/





Friday, July 01, 2016

William Considine receives Goodness Award

William Considine, President and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital, received the Goodness Award at the 2016 Celebration of Goodness put on by Project Love, Purple America and Values in Action. This is his acceptance speech.   http://www.clevelandpeople.com/





Rob Briggs introduces William Considine

Rob Briggs, partner, chairman emeritus and former CEO of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs introduced William Considine, President and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital, as recipient of the Goodness Award at the 2016 Celebration of Goodness put on by Project Love, Purple America and Values in Action. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/





Duane Deskins introduces Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams

Duane Deskins, First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Cuyahoga County introduced Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams as recipient of the Goodness Award at the 2016 Celebration of Goodness put on by Project Love, Purple America and Values in Action. Chief Williams was given the Goodness Award.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/







Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams receives Goodness Award

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams was honored at the 2016 Celebration of Goodness put on by Project Love, Purple America and Values in Action. Chief Williams was given the Goodness Award.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/





Society needs Civility more than anything – Ratanjit Sondhe

Ratanjit Sondhe spoke at the 2016 Celebration of Goodness put on by Project Love, Purple America and Values in Action. Sondhe is Board Chairman of the organization and said that society needs civility more than anything else and asked the audience to join him in this endeavor.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/







Thursday, June 30, 2016

Final bows at Liszt Concert in Hungarian Garden

Bob Kita, host of a Hungarian radio show, served as MC for the Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden.  He presented flowers to Vera Holczer-Waroquet Founder and Director of the Aurora School of Music and the other performers as they took their final bows.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/hungarian/hungarian.htm







Monti Czardas on violin by Leah Kosmin

Vera Holczer-Waroquet Founder and Director of the Aurora School of Music, introduced her student Leah Kosmin who performed Monti Czardas on violin at the annual Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/hungarian/hungarian.htm







Monti Czardas on violin by Leah Kosmin

Vera Holczer-Waroquet Founder and Director of the Aurora School of Music, introduced her student Leah Kosmin who performed Monti Czardas on violin at the annual Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/hungarian/hungarian.htm







Brahms Hungarian Dances on cello by Chauncy Aceret

Vera Holczer-Waroquet Founder and Director of the Aurora School of Music, introduced Cello Faculty member Chauncy Aceret who performed Brahms Hungarian Dances at the annual Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/hungarian/hungarian.htm







Hary Janos selections by Zoltán Kodály - Kyle Kelvington

Voice faculty member Kyle Kelvington of the Aurora School of Music performed selectiosn from Hary Janos by Zoltán Kodály at the annual Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/hungarian/hungarian.htm







Franz Liszt’s Wanderers Nachtlied by Kyle Kelvington

Voice faculty member Kyle Kelvington of the Aurora School of Music performed Franz Liszt’s Wanderers Nachtlied at the annual Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/hungarian/hungarian.htm







Franz Liszt’s Feudvoll und Liedvoll by Kyle Kelvington

Vera Holczer-Waroquet Founder and Director of the Aurora School of Music, introduced voice faculty member Kyle Kelvington who performed Franz Liszt’s Feudvoll und Liedvoll at the annual Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/hungarian/hungarian.htm







Highlights of Liszt’s Gondoliera by Marina Kerze

Vera Holczer-Waroquet Founder and Director of the Aurora School of Music, introduced piano virtuoso Marina Kerze who performed Liszt’s Gondoliera for the annual Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.  This video is highlights of the longer piece. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/hungarian/hungarian.htm