Thursday, July 02, 2015

Cleveland Cultural Gardens President at 99 Red Balloons event

Dan Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com introduced some of the delegates and dignitaries in the audience at an event in the German Cultural Garden in Cleveland to celebrate the 99th year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens before introducing Sheila Murphy Crawford the president of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation.  Sheila spoke about the beautiful and historic Cultural Gardens and invited everyone to the 70th annual One World Day on August 23, 2015.

#owd2015 http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/germans/germans.htm




Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Councilman Brancatelli at 99 Red Balloons event in Cleveland

Dan Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com introduced Cleveland Councilman Tony Brancatelli at an event in the German Cultural Garden in Cleveland to celebrate the 99th year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.  The councilman represented Mayor Jackson, Councilman Kevin Conwell and the rest of the City and looked forward to One World Day on August 23, 2015. #owd2015 http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/germans/germans.htm





Councilman Brancatelli at 99 Red Balloons event in Cleveland

Dan Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com introduced Cleveland Councilman Tony Brancatelli at an event in the German Cultural Garden in Cleveland to celebrate the 99th year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.  The councilman represented Mayor Jackson, Councilman Kevin Conwell and the rest of the City and looked forward to One World Day on August 23, 2015. #owd2015 http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/germans/germans.htm





German Consul at 99 Red Balloons event in Cleveland

Dan Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com introduced the Honorary German Consul Diana Thimmig at an event in the German Cultural Garden in Cleveland to celebrate the 99th year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.  Consul Thimmig spoke of the relationship between Germany and the USA.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/germans/germans.htm





German Consul at 99 Red Balloons event in Cleveland

Dan Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com introduced the Honorary German Consul Diana Thimmig at an event in the German Cultural Garden in Cleveland to celebrate the 99th year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.  Consul Thimmig spoke of the relationship between Germany and the USA.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/germans/germans.htm





German Consul at 99 Red Balloons event in Cleveland

Dan Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com introduced the Honorary German Consul Diana Thimmig at an event in the German Cultural Garden in Cleveland to celebrate the 99th year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.  Consul Thimmig spoke of the relationship between Germany and the USA.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/germans/germans.htm





Why 99 Red Balloons in the German Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Dan Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com is co-chair, with his sister Debbie Hanson, of the Marketing Committee for the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation.  They produced the event where 185 people gathered in the German Cultural Garden in Cleveland to celebrate the 99th year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.  Here Dan explains why the number 99 was chosen.

 #owd2015

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



US and German anthems in Cleveland Cultural Garden

The Cleveland Donauschwasbe Blaskapelle (brass band) played the national anthems of the United States and Germany to begin the celebration of the 99th year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.  People gathered in the German Cultural Garden in Cleveland in front of the huge Goethe-Schiller statue. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/germans/germans.htm





Tuesday, June 30, 2015

99 Red Balloons in German Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Over 185 people gathered in the German Cultural Garden in Cleveland to celebrate the 99th year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.  They gathered with 99 red balloons and posed in front of the huge Goethe-Schiller statue as the Cleveland Donauschwasbe Blaskapelle (brass band) played the 1983 German pop hit 99 Luftballons (99 re balloons) by Nena.  #owd2015http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/germans/germans.htm





Thursday, June 25, 2015

George Washington Carver finds a “Colored School”

Karamu Arts Theater actor Stephen D. Hood performed an in-character dramatization of Dr. George Washington Carver at a Juneteenth event put on by the African-American Cultural Garden in Cleveland. Mr. Hood, as Dr. Carver, told of his excitement of learning there was a Colored School where slaves like him might be able to learn reading, writing and more.  Mr. Hood’s full presentation is about 45 minutes and is geared toward students and other groups.

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






Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Negro spirituals by William Marshall at Juneteenth event

Opera singer William Clarence Marshall sang American Negro spirituals (Let my people go) at a Juneteenth event put on by the African-American Cultural Garden in Cleveland. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/africanamerican/africanamerican.htm





Negro spiritual Steal Away by William Marshall

Opera singer William Clarence Marshall sang the American Negro spiritual Steal Away ("Steal Away to Jesus") at a Juneteenth event put on by the African-American Cultural Garden in Cleveland.





Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Juneteenth and the 54th Regiment Volunteer Infantry

Dr. Eugene Jordan told the history of Juneteenth, of Jubilee Day, and why it is so important. He also told of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army, one of the first official African-American units in the United States during the Civil War. The event was put on by the African-American Cultural Garden in Cleveland.




Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc farewell speech

Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc gave his farewell speech at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was the Consul General’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland.





Slovenija Odkod Lepote Tvoje by Cleveland Slovenian Choir

The Cleveland Slovenian Choir sang Slovenija Odkod Lepote Tvoje (Slovenia from where do you get your beauty?) at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland.





Monday, June 22, 2015

Planinska (Alpine) by Cleveland Slovenian Choir

The Cleveland Slovenian Choir sang Planinska  (Alpine)  at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland.





Slovenija V Svetu (Slovenian and the World)

The Cleveland Slovenian Choir sang Slovenija V Svetu (Slovenian and the World) at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland.





Portrait painted of Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Artist Toni Rash painted a portrait of Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc and presented it to him at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.





Slovenian Leaders honor Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Slovenian Leaders gave a proclamation to Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was the Consul General’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland.





Slovenian Leaders honor Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Slovenian Leaders gave a proclamation to Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was the Consul General’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland.





Sunday, June 21, 2015

Slovene National Benefit Society and Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

The president of the SNPJ, the Slovene National Benefit Society,

 gave a proclamation to Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.





Ohio Senator Kenny Yuko and Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Ohio State Senator Kenny Yuko gave a proclamation to Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was the Consul General’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/slovenian/slovenian.htm





Governor Kasich proclamation for Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Lynne Stevens, representing Ohio Governor John Kasich, gave a proclamation to Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was the Consul General’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland.



Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson became friends with Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc over the last 6 years of his assignment in the US and Cleveland.  He gave the Consul General a proclamation and also the key to the city at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was the Consul General’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/slovenian/slovenian.htm







Saturday, June 20, 2015

Senator Portman proclamation for Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Josh Prest, representing US Senator Rob Portman, gave a proclamation to Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was the Consul General’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland.





Cleveland City Council honors Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc

Cleveland Councilmen Joe Cimperman and Mike Polensek presented Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc with proclamations from City Council at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was the Consul General’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/slovenian/slovenian.htm





Councilman Joe Cimperman at Slovenia Statehood celebration

Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc introduced Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was the Consul General’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/slovenian/slovenian.htm





Councilman Mike Polensek at Slovenia Statehood celebration

Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc introduced Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  This was the Consul General’s last event at City Hall as he is returning to Slovenia after 6 years in the US and Cleveland. http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/slovenian/slovenian.htm





US and Slovenia National Anthems at 2015 Statehood celebration

A Slovenian Choir sang the national anthems of the United States and Slovenia at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.  http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/slovenian/slovenian.htm





Friday, June 19, 2015

Steve Mulloy in Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Steve Mulloy was inducted posthumously into the 2015 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.  His son Tom Mulloy gave the induction speech as the representative of the family.  





Higley Family gives $23 million to Cleveland Foundation

At the 2015 Cleveland Foundation Annual Meeting, president and CEO Ronn Richard announced a $23 million estate gift from Beverly and Albert Higley.  This is the 3rd largest gift in Cleveland Foundation history.  Over the past 90 years, the Albert M. Higley Company has built the US Coast Guard station, the Western Reserve Historical Society, and the new Eaton world headquarters in Beachwood among others. http://www.greatlakesgeek.com/







John Carroll University Provost at Mayo Society Tea

Dr. Jeanne Colleran, John Carroll University Provost and Academic Vice President, spoke at the annual meeting of the Mayo Society of Cleveland.  The 2015 Mayo Tea was held at John Carroll University and Dr. Colleran introduced the scholarship winning students. .    http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/irish/irish.htm





Mayo Society’s Gerry Quinn and Irish Consul Aidan Cronin

Mayo Society President Gerry Quinn gave a few remembrance gifts to Aidan Cronin, outgoing Consul General of Ireland, at the annual meeting of the Mayo Society of Cleveland.  The 2015 Mayo Tea was held at John Carroll University.    http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/irish/irish.htm





Irish Consul Aidan Cronin at Cleveland Mayo Tea

Aidan Cronin, outgoing Consul General of Ireland, spoke about his time in the US at the annual meeting of the Mayo Society of Cleveland.  The 2015 Mayo Tea was held at John Carroll University.