Friday, May 19, 2017

Cleveland International Hall of Fame Ceremony

The photos and videos from the 2017 Cleveland International Hall of Fame ceremony are up now.

Andres Anelli led the National Anthem, the Horizon Science Academy's Junior ROTC Color Guard presented the colors, Rev. Remus Grama gave the invocation and Dan Hanson spoke about the state of ethnics and diversity in Cleveland comparing it to the problems in the rest of the world by referencing the "Chinese curse" 'May you live in interesting times."





People at Cleveland International Hall of Fame ceremony

We have 2 pages of photos of some of the 500 attendees of the 2017 Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Cleveland International Hall of Fame Photo Page 1

and

Cleveland International Hall of Fame Photo Page 2







Cleveland International Hall of Fame 2017 Inductions

500 people attended the 2017 induction ceremony of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.  There are photos and bios of the 6 inductees at the Cleveland International Hall of Fame website  and you can click on any of the 6 links to see videos and photos of the induction and acceptance speeches.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Easy to get to and attend Cleveland Asian Festival

Almost 50,000 people attended the Cleveland Asian Festival last year.  The 8th annual Cleveland Asian Festival this weekend (May 20 and 21 11AM – 7PM) promises to be just as popular.  Yet many people have not visited this free family event because they are unfamiliar with the location, parking and other logistics.

The Cleveland Asian Festival (CAF) is held on Payne Ave. between East 27th and East 30th streets.  If you know where Asia Plaza is you know where CAF is.  You can get to the Festival via normal routes to downtown/midtown such as Chester, Carnegie, Euclid and Superior from the East.  There are freeway exits from I90, 71 and 77 at Chester and Superior that will take you to East 30th.  Payne is between Superior and Chester.

FREE parking is available at East 24th and Payne Avenue in CSU Parking Lots #50, #54, and #57 and Magnet Lot #56.  There is no parking on East 30th or East 27th street.  This free parking is within walking distance (.2 miles) of the festival and Free Shuttle bus service rides provided by Ace Taxi occur every 10-15 minutes.

You will also see some “for fee” driveways and parking lots offering parking for money.  These are not affiliated with the Cleveland Asian Festival and should be used at your own risk.  We recommend the free official lots at East 24th and Payne.

When you arrive at the CAF get a free program book.  Better yet, download it now.

The book has a map and lists the schedule of performances.  Note there are 2 main stages for entertainment, a large food area, shopping area, kid’s area and inside Asia Plaza you will find free health screenings and other community resources.

There will be plenty of friendly and knowledgeable volunteers to assist you with any questions.  Look for people in blue CAF polo shirts if you need a board member and visit the Volunteer tent on Payne Ave. for more information.

No pets are allowed on the Festival grounds.


The Cleveland Asian Festival is a family-friendly event with something for everyone.  While it is a celebration of Asian heritage and AsiaTown you do not need to be Asian to attend and enjoy this outstanding event.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Escape from Vietnam - A Refugee's Journey to Reach the American Dream

Loi Dang-Nguyen, Ph.D. was the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual ASIA, Inc. Friendraiser at Ariel International in Cleveland.

She told how her family, which included 12 siblings, had to suddenly flee the communists in 1975.

She told of being part of the boat people and how they arrived in a refugee camp in Florida and eventually settled in Akron, Ohio.



It's an amazing story.

Photos and videos of the keynote by Loi Dang-Nguyen

Mom is One for the Road

A great little essay from Amy Kenneley on Mother's Day.

I can still remember those little pairs of feet on Mother's Day, tiptoeing into the bedroom with a celebratory breakfast - a Pop Tart and a clutch of dandelions in a Dixie Cup. With Himself's urging, little hands thrust crayoned cards at me, vying to be the one who's card was opened first. Each one eager to be closest.



As Amy says: To all Mom's everywhere: Well Done! To all kids everywhere: call your Mom…I wish I could call mine.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Polish Constitution Day in Parma

With May 3rd occurring on a Wednesday there were 2 weekends to celebrate Polish Constitution Day.

The Parma event started with a Parade featuring the Normandy and Parma High School bands as well as Grand Marshall Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and other marchers and units.  Bruce Kalinowski again served as MC of the Parade.




Then a ceremony  which included the Polish and US national anthems, young students from the Henryk Sienkiewicz Polish School reciting poetry in Polish, the Hejnal Mariack, Mayor Tim DeGeeter, God Bless America, Sto Lat and more.



Photos and videos of the Parma event


Friday, May 05, 2017

Polish Constitution Day in Slavic Village 2017

The Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791 was the first constitution to follow the 1788 ratification of the United States Constitution. May 3 was restored as an official Polish holiday in April 1990, after the fall of communism. It is celebrated in Cleveland with events including a parade in Slavic Village.

The Parade returned to Fleet Ave. after the restoration of the street. Fleet Ave. was transformed by a multi-year construction project into the First Complete and Green Street in Cleveland.


Click on the links below to see photos and videos of the Parade, Ceremony and People at the 2017 Polish Constitution Day in Slavic Village.

2017 Polish Constitution Day Parade in Slavic Village - Page 1

2017 Polish Constitution Day Parade in Slavic Village - Page 2

2017 Polish Constitution Day Parade in Slavic Village - Page 3

2017 Polish Constitution Day Ceremony

2017 Polish Constitution Day People Page (Who do you know?)




Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Brand New & Terrific - Alex Katz in the 1950's

Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950's is the largest museum exhibition to showcase Alex Katz's (b. 1927) innovative portraits, landscapes and still life form this pioneering period.




Organized by the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, in close collaboration with Katz, this presentation explores the first decade of the artist's career, a period characterized by fierce experimentation from which his signature brightly colored figurative paintings emerged.

Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950's is on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Hall at the Cleveland Museum of Art April 30 through August 6, 2017.

Read my review of the Alex Katz exhibit and see more photos and video like this video interview with Diana K. Tuite,  the Katz Curator at the Colby Museum of Art in Maine.  



Friday, April 21, 2017

Straight Jacket escape during opera

At ComicCon Wizard World in Cleveland a performer freed himself from a straightjacket timed to the Nessun Dorma opera aria.

Bizarre.


See more from Wizard World Comic Con


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Basil Russo inducted into Cleveland International Hall of Fame

The 2017 Cleveland International Hall of Fame inductions continued with Dan Hanson introducing Basil Russo’s daughter Gabriella Russo Rosalina and son-in-law Joseph Rosalina to induct Basil Russo.

Basil Russo spoke of the Italian community as well as the contributions that all immigrants have made to the US.

Italians in Cleveland

Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Croatian Folk Art: Lace & Embroidery

The Croatian Heritage Museum and Library in Cleveland (Eastlake) Ohio is committed to the collection and preservation of Croatian history, culture, source materials, and artifacts.  Sue Jerin took Debbie Hanson on a tour of the current exhibit - Croatian Folk Art: Lace and Embroidery.


 





Aneesh Chopra – US Elections Infrastructure

Aneesh Chopra who served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States was the keynote speaker at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.  He is the author of Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government and gave a look at the current and future state of using data and open technology.

He was asked about the infrastructure of the US elections process.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Aneesh Chopra – Integrity of Data

Aneesh Chopra who served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States was the keynote speaker at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.  He is the author of Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government and gave a look at the current and future state of using data and open technology.

He was asked about the Integrity of Data that is out there.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Aneesh Chopra – Make Open Data real for people

Aneesh Chopra who served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States was the keynote speaker at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.  He is the author of Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government and gave a look at the current and future state of using data and open technology.

He was asked how to make open data real for people during the Q&A.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Consumer Internet Privacy - Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra who served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States was the keynote speaker at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.  He is the author of Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government and gave a look at the current and future state of using data and open technology.

He was asked about the government using open data and privacy concerns during the Q&A.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Aneesh Chopra answers question about Open Data Sets

Aneesh Chopra who served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States was the keynote speaker at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.  He is the author of Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government and gave a look at the current and future state of using data and open technology.

He was asked about Open Data Sets during the Q&A.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Aneesh Chopra at Data Days Cleveland

Aneesh Chopra who served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States was the keynote speaker at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.

 He is the author of Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government and gave a look at the current and future state of using data and open technology.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Digital C’s Lev Gonick introduces Aneesh Chopra at Data Days Cleveland

Cleveland Councilman Brian Cummins was one of the spearheads behind Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.

He thanked the supporters and then introduced Lev Gonick, CEO of Digital C.  Lev then introduced the keynote speaker Aneesh Chopra who served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Understanding and Using Census Data – Data Days Cleveland

Tim Sarko, Data Dissemination Specialist U.S. Census Bureau, spoke at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.  His presentation was titled Understanding and Using Census Data and this video is part of it.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Why not Wi-Fi for the entire city of Cleveland?

At Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data, a question was asked about why we can’t just make Wi-Fi available to the entire city.  Leon Wilson, Chief of Digital Innovation and CIO of the Cleveland Foundation, answered.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Data Days Cleveland – Leon Wilson of Cleveland Foundation

Leon Wilson is the Chief of Digital Innovation and CIO of the Cleveland Foundation. He spoke at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Digital Divide: Literacy, Access and Equity

Samantha Schartman, Incorporating Board Member at Connect Your Community Institute, spoke at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.

Her topic was the Digital Divide: Literacy, Access and Equity.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Patient Portals & Broadband Internet Inequality

Adam Perzynski PhD of  Center for Health Care Research and Policy Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center spoke at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.

His topic was Patient Portals & Broadband Internet Inequality.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Mapping Broadband Health at Data Days Cleveland

Amy R. Sheon, PhD, MPH Executive Director, Urban Health Initiative at Case Western Reserve University spoke at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.

She showed maps and data indicating that Broadband is an equity issue that has many effects on health.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Obesity, Smoking, etc. in Cleveland – 500 Cities Project at Data Days

Scott Frank, MD, MS from the Case Western Reserve University spoke at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.

Dr. Frank used data from the 500 Cities Project to map conditions and behaviors such as obesity and smoking.   The 500 Cities project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation.

The purpose of the 500 Cities Project is to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States.

Data Days Cleveland 2017


Data Days Cleveland 2017 – Center for Community Solutions

Kate Warren, Policy and Planning Associate at The Center for Community Solutions, spoke at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event at the Global Center for Health Innovation bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.

Warren works with the Research team on applied research, analysis, mapping, and data visualization, all with the goal of making data accessible and understandable to people and organizations who can leverage it to improve the community.

 She showed resources for the community including county health and human services profiles, Cleveland neighborhood profiles, and neighborhood asset maps


Data Days Cleveland 2017


Dismissal at end of Mass. Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

Fr. Patrick explained how the Dismissal at the end of Mass is sending us, as tabernacles, out to the world. The congregation sang ‘Lead me, Guide me’. 

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Reflection after Communion. Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

Fr. Patrick explained how the priest purifies the vessels because every crumb is Jesus.  He then told how we are like Mary at the Annunciation when reflecting after receiving Communion.

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Holy Communion as supper. Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

Fr. Patrick explained why the priest breaks off a piece of the host.  He then told how Jesus waits at the altar for his bride, the Church, to march down the aisle at Communion.

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Why the Lamb of God at Mass? Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

Fr. Patrick explained how Jesus is the Lamb of God and why we chant Lamb of God or Agnus Dei before receiving Communion. 

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Why the Sign of Peace before Communion - Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

Father Patrick told why we offer the sign of peace before receiving Communion. 

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Catholic Mass Consecration - Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

Father Patrick did not interrupt this most holy part of the Mass, the Consecration, with commentary.

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This is what makes us Catholic - Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

Father Patrick told how the Preface sets up the Eucharistic prayers.  He then explained the Sanctus (Holy, Holy Holy) and said to look for the calling down of the Holy Spirit before the Consecration.  He stated that the bread and wine is not a symbol it becomes Jesus.  “This is what makes us Catholic.”

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Water, Wine, Hand Washing - Offertory at the Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

Father Patrick explained the mixing of the water and the wine at the Offertory and the priest washing his hands.

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Offertory traditions and Guardian Angels. Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

Father Patrick explained the history of the Offertory collections and told how this is a time to present your Guardian Angel with something to place on the altar.

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Why Apostles' Creed or Nicene Creed? Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

Father Patrick explained why we sometimes say the Apostles' Creed and sometimes the Nicene Creed.  He also explained the Arian heresy.

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Homily about learning to see at the Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

In his homily, Father Patrick told how we need to learn to see below the surface to fully understand God and our Catholic faith.

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What ‘Alleluia’ means and more about the Gospel. Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

In this clip he explains how we now stand for the Gospel and say ‘Alleluia” (Praise God) except during Lent.  He also told why we trace the cross on our head, lips and heart before the Gospel.

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What is the Liturgy of the Word at Catholic Mass? Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

In this clip he explains how we shift into a posture of receptivity and active listening to the Liturgy of the Word.  He explains the Lectionary and how it is a 3 year cycle and what it means when the lectors says “The Word of the Lord”


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What is the Collect at Catholic Mass? Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

In this clip he explains what the Collect is and what we should do during it.


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What is Kyrie Eleison? Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

In this clip he explains what Kyrie Eleison means.


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Why confess sins at beginning of Mass? Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

In this clip he explains why we begin Mass by calling to mind and confessing our sins and weaknesses.


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Why say ‘The Lord be with you?’ Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

In this clip he explains why we say “The Lord be with you.”  It is both an angelic greeting from Heaven but also a sign that something huge is about to happen.


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Why make the Sign of the Cross? Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

In this clip he explains how the first masses were in the catacombs often above the graves or relics of saints so the priest kissed the altar.  He then explained why we make the Sign of the Cross.


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Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

In this clip he explains how the entrance procession and song is a symbol of our journey through life.


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What we do as Catholics – Teaching Mass Intro

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

In this introductory clip he explains that the 2nd Vatican Council was designed to be a Missionary Council, not to modernize the Church.  The mission was “How do we Christify the World.”  The Teaching Msiion was designed to explain some of the things that make up Catholicism.


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What Catholic priests wear and why – Teaching Mass

Fr. Patrick Schultz of Communion of Saints Parish preached a one night Inter-Parish Mission at St Ann Church called “Come to the Feast.”  It was a “Teaching Mass” and Fr. Patrick explained many aspects of the Mass.

 In this clip he explains why priest wear black with a white collar.  He then explains other vestments: the Alb, Cincture, Stole and Chasuble that priests put on before Mass.


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2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Division 3

Highlights of Division 3 of the 175th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cleveland included the
Leneghan Academy, St Malachi, Great Lakes Science Center, South Central HS Marching Band, Great Lakes Brew, Wickliffe Percussion, The Blue Gavel, Tom Patton, TNT Starlettes, Knights of Columbus, Ohio Rose of Tralee, Cleveland Ceili Club, St Ed’s Trash Talkers, Cleveland Hiking Club, Wiremen’s Shamrock Club, Irish Setter Club, Irish Northern Aid, Cathedral Latin, NDCL High School band, Academy Irish Dance and the Cleveland Rovers Rugby Club.


Irish in Cleveland



2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Division 2

Highlights of Division 2 of the 175th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cleveland included the West Side Irish American Club, Gaelic Football Club, Pioneers, St Martin de Porres band, Irish Wolfhounds, Painter Union, Krazy Kops, St Pat’s Westpark, Cleveland Right to Life, Lake Metroparks, Red Cross, Notre Dame College Band, Cleveland State, Wizard World, O’Hare School of Irish Dance, University Circle, Cleveland Vegan Society, Mentor Fire Fighters, Magnificat HS, St Vincent-St Mary HS band, Local 3 Heat and Frost, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Boy Scouts, Thistledown, Jack Casino and  Millwrights Local 1090.

Irish in Cleveland



2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Division 1

Highlights of Division 1 of the 175th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cleveland included the Irish American Club East Side, Holy Name Societies, Red Hat Society, Plumbers Local 55, Murphy Irish Arts Center, Sea of Blue, Burning River Roller Girls, Cleveland 19 News, Cleveland Metroparks, St Ignatius HS Marching Band, Pipefitters Local 120, Alpacas, Cleveland Polonia,  St Helen Unicycle Drill Team, The Corrigans, Elevator Constructors Local 17, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland Asian Festival, Rolling Thunder POW/MIA, Ohio State Alumni, Cleveland Indians, St Brendan Parish and the Weed Man.


Irish in Cleveland



2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Start

The 175th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cleveland stepped off with Grand Marshal Roger S. Weist, Irish Mother of the Year Angela Murphy, Inside Co-Chair John Patrick Lackey and Outside Co-Chair Margaret Lynch.

They were followed by other dignitaries and public officials including Mayor Frank Jackson and County Executive Armond Budish, the Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland Fire Department and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.


Irish in Cleveland



2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Anthems and Whistle Blowing

Just before the 175th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cleveland, dignitaries gathered on the steps of the Cosgrove Center and the 2017 honorees were introduced.  Grand Marshal - Roger S. Weist, Irish Mother of the Year - Angela Murphy, Inside Co-Chair - John Patrick Lackey, Outside Co-Chair - Margaret Lynch.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson presented a proclamation and Katie Cooper led the national anthem of Ireland in Irish and of the United Sates.  Then Grand Marshall Roger Weist blew the whistle to begin the Parade.

Irish in Cleveland



West Side Irish American Club 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Float

Timmy Campbell of the West Side Irish American Club Float Committee explained the 2017 club float just before the 175th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cleveland. The float featured memories from past parades.

Irish in Cleveland



Irish American Club East Side 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Float

John Washer of the Irish American Club East Side Float Committee explained the 2017 club float just before the 175th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cleveland. The float won best float in the Parade.

Irish in Cleveland



When not to make a map of your data

Will Skora from Open Cleveland and the Cleveland Public Library gave a presentation on Mapping 101 with Cherie Chung of Digital C at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.   

In this snippet of the presentation Will gives an example of a really bad map and suggests you don’t always need to make a map. 

Data Days Cleveland