Saturday, April 18, 2015

African American Cultural Garden in Cleveland to break ground

Sheila Murphy Crawford, President of the Cleveland
Cultural Garden Federation, introduced Carl Ewing, the delegate for the African
American Garden.  Ewing told that after
37 years there will finally be a groundbreaking for Phase 1 of the African
American Garden.  






Friday, April 17, 2015

The Cultural Gardens are Growing – youth should get involved

Sheila Murphy Crawford, President of the Cleveland
Cultural Garden Federation spoke at the annual Garden Executive Board Installation
Dinner.  She spoke about One World Day
and told how the Gardens and the Federation are growing but that we need the
youth of the ethnic communities to become more involved since the Gardens will
be left to them. 






Cleveland Cultural Gardens One World Day 2015 Production Team

Sheila Murphy Crawford, President of the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation, introduced the One World Day 2015 Production Team. Producers Ken Kovach and Johnny Wu gave an overview and then team members Dan Hanson, Yin Tang, Asim Datta, Angela Shute Woodson, Emily Holtel-Hoag, Flora Mark and Jennifer Feierabend



 




University Circle’s Chris Ronayne at Cultural Garden Installation

Chris Ronayne, President of University Circle Inc. in
Cleveland, Ohio, spoke at the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation Installation
Dinner celebrating the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on April
14, 2015.  




He told of the partnership
between the Gardens and University Circle and how both organizations are
growing and thriving.  He also spoke
about the Holden Trust. 
 






University Circle’s Chris Ronayne at Cultural Garden Installation

Chris Ronayne, President of University Circle Inc. in
Cleveland, Ohio, spoke at the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation Installation
Dinner celebrating the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on April
14, 2015.  




He told of the partnership
between the Gardens and University Circle and how both organizations are
growing and thriving.  He also spoke
about the Holden Trust. 
 






Russian involvement in American Culture

Cleveland Russian Cultural Garden Co-Chair Boris Vinogradsky gave a presentation about Russian culture and the involvement of Russians in American culture. He spoke at the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on April 14, 2015.





 


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sprinkling Days after Easter

The week following PASCHA (Easter) is called "Bright Week" in the Eastern (Orthodox) Christian Church. During Bright Week there are many different ways to enjoy this "Feast of Feasts" - including the "Sprinkling Days"!



 On Monday within some of the various nationalities who are Orthodox, the boys seek out the girls of their parishes to "sprinkle" them - usually with scented water - and on Tuesdays, the girls seek out the boys to do the same "sprinkling"!



 On this Tuesday Ukrainian Dozia Krislaty and Rusyn Laurel Tombazzi sprinkled Ken Kovach. Then Vietnamese Gia Hoa Ryan sprinkled him as well.



Cleveland Ballet Youth Company - Masquerade

Cleveland Russian Cultural Garden Co-Chairs Svetlana Stolyarova
and Boris Vinogradsky introduced 3 young ladies from the Cleveland Ballet Youth
Company who performed a dance from Masquerade at the 99th birthday of the
Cleveland Cultural Gardens on April 14, 2015. 

Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is a
classically trained youth ballet group made up of young dancers of exceptional
potential.  The mission of the Cleveland
Ballet Youth Company is to train dancers (ages 14-19) in preparation of
fulfilling Cleveland Ballet’s core of professional dancers.




The New Cleveland Ballet

Dr. Michael Krasnyansky, Chairman of The Board of the New
Cleveland Ballet, spoke at the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens
on April 14, 2015. He told how the original Cleveland Ballet left Cleveland for
California 15 years ago.  The New
Cleveland Ballet is now being formed.   




Cleveland Cultural Gardens 2015 Officer Installation

Sheila Murphy Crawford, President of the Cleveland
Cultural Garden Federation introduced the newest members of the Executive Board
at the 2015 Installation Dinner.  New Executive
Board members Dozia Krislaty, George Terbrak, Svetlana Stolyarova, Carl Ewing, Debbie
Hanson, Yvonne Conwell and Dan Hanson took the oath of office from Judge Diane
Karpinski. 








Friday, April 10, 2015

Internet of Things - Cleveland [R]IoT

The Internet of Things [IoT] is the heart of innovation and has an enormous impact on the way we do business. By 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected and the market will be worth $14 trillion.
OneCommunity realizes this is an exciting time in the world of technology, and in the city of Cleveland, so they organized this introductory event to bring together local leaders to discuss the creation of a smarter, more inter-connected world, with the goal of transforming ideas into reality over the next year.

Lev Gonick, CEO of OneCommunity, welcomed the crowd to the Cleveland [R]Iot Regional Summit at the Global Center for Health Innovation. [R]Iot stands for Realizing the Internet of Things. Gonick told how the region may not have fully taken advantage of the first two chapters of the Digital Revolution - The Internet and 802.11 Wi-Fi, but Cleveland and Northeast Ohio are poised to take advantage of what may become the 3rd Chapter - the Internet of Things.

See more from the Cleveland [R]IoT Regional Summit


Cleveland RIoT panel

David Kalb of AT&T, James Benson of GE Lighting, John Kerg of Arrow Electronics, Matt Hoover of Embedded Planet and Catherine Bules of One Community

The Summit was captured graphically in this creation by Graphics Recorder Johnine Byrne.






Graphical record of Cleveland Riot

Internet of Things Solutions from AT&T – Part 2 of 2

David Kalb, Director of IoT Business Development in the Internet of Things Solutions Group at AT&T,  spoke at the Global Center for Health Innovation at the OneCommunity Cleveland [R]Iot (Realizing the Internet of Things ) Regional Summit.  This is Part 2 of 2 in his presentation on IoT Solutions. 


GE Lighting and the Internet of Things

James Benson, Global GM of Marketing of GE Lighting, spoke at the Global Center for Health Innovation at the OneCommunity Cleveland [R]Iot (Realizing the Internet of Things ) Regional Summit.

He spoke about Data Analytics and imagined a city where IoT helped find parking spots, reduced traffic congestion and controlled LED lighting in a smart and effective way.



Internet of Things Solutions from AT

David Kalb, Director of IoT Business Development in the Internet of Things Solutions Group at AT&T,  spoke at the Global Center for Health Innovation at the OneCommunity Cleveland [R]Iot (Realizing the Internet of Things ) Regional Summit.  This is Part 1 of 2 in his presentation on IoT Solutions. 

















Thursday, April 09, 2015

Business Models to Embrace Internet of Things

John Kerg,  Senior Application Engineer for  Arrow Electronics, spoke at the Global Center for Health Innovation at the OneCommunity Cleveland [R]Iot (Realizing the Internet of Things ) Regional Summit.  His topic was " Business Models to Embrace (IoT) Internet of Things"





Diversity of Devices Available & Industrial Internet of Things


Matt Hoover, CEO of Embedded Planet, spoke at the Global Center for Health Innovation at the OneCommunity Cleveland [R]Iot (Realizing the Internet of Things ) Regional Summit.  His topic was "Diversity of Devices Available & Industrial Internet of Things"


Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Murphy Irish Dancers win World Championship

The Murphy Irish Senior Dancers spent Easter Week in Montreal, Canada competing with more than five thousand Irish dancers from all over the world. And they won! They are the World Champions!


A panel of seven judges - also from around the world - scored the dancers 475 out of 500 available points. They outscored their closest competitor by over 100 points. It is estimated that more than 20,000 people were spectators and had the opportunity to witness the competition.

A win like this does not come easy. Competition is stiff and the dancers need to practice constantly. Few athletes practice as much, and in this Superbowl of Irish Dancing it paid off for the Murphy Irish Senior Dancers.

World Champion Murphy Irish Dancers

World Champion Murphy Irish Dancers


More from the Murphy Irish Dancers win in Montreal

Russ Mitchell - ClevelandPeople.Com Ambassador


We are proud to announce that WKYC Lead Anchor Russ Mitchell is the newest ClevelandPeople.Com Ambassador.

Ambassadors to ClevelandPeople.Com are individuals who are outstanding representatives of Cleveland's diverse cultures and heritages. They have demonstrated great dedication to the advancement of a particular community and/or to the greater good of honoring and celebrating the ethnic groups and communities that make our city and region more vibrant.

Russ worked at CBS News in New York and covered the war in Bosnia, went to the Democratic Republic of Congo and interviewed then President Laurent Kabila, reported from Cuba, India, Indonesia and The Marshall Islands. Though born in St. Louis, Russ has been adopted by his new home of Cleveland.
 
Welcome aboard Russ.

IT permeates Global Center for Health Innovation

Global Center for Health Innovation Executive Director Barbara McBee

welcomed the crowd to the OneCommunity Cleveland [R]Iot (Realizing the Internet of Things ) Regional Summit. 

She explained that the Global Center features four themed floors: Health and Home on the first floor, highlighted by the State-of-the-Art Patient Home; People, Patients and Caregivers on the second floor; Clinical Spaces on the third floor; and Health Care information technology on the fourth floor.  

She stressed that IT permeates all 4 floors of the Center. 



IT permeates Global Center for Health Innovation

Global Center for Health Innovation Executive Director Barbara McBee
welcomed the crowd to the OneCommunity Cleveland [R]Iot (Realizing the Internet of Things ) Regional Summit.

She explained that the Global Center features four themed floors: Health and Home on the first floor, highlighted by the State-of-the-Art Patient Home; People, Patients and Caregivers on the second floor; Clinical Spaces on the third floor; and Health Care information technology on the fourth floor.

 She stressed that IT permeates all 4 floors of the Center.



Cleveland [R]Iot - Lev Gonick and OneCommunity


Lev Gonick, CEO of OneCommunity in Cleveland, spoke at the Cleveland [R]Iot Regional Summit at the Global Center for Health Innovation. 

[R]Iot stands for Realizing the Internet of Things.  Gonick told how the mission of OneCommunity fits in with the new and promising Internet of Things. 



Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Cleveland [R]Iot - Internet, Wi-Fi and now the Internet of Things


Lev Gonick, CEO of OneCommunity in Cleveland, spoke at the Cleveland [R]Iot Regional Summit at the Global Center for Health Innovation.  [R]Iot stands for Realizing the Internet of Things.  

Gonick told how the region may not have fully taken advantage of the first two chapters of the Digital Revolution – The Internet and 802.11 Wi-Fi, but Cleveland and Northeast Ohio are poised to take advantage of what may become the 3rd Chapter – the Internet of Things. 




Saturday, April 04, 2015

Free Health Screenings at Cleveland Asian Festival

The Cleveland Asian Festival is known for its cultural performances, family friendly activities and delicious food.  These components contributed to the Cleveland Asian Festival being named Best Festival in Cleveland.  The annual two-day event typically draws about 40,000 people to Cleveland’s Asia Town and they spend about $2 million at the event and in the area. 

But the most valuable contribution of the annual Cleveland Asian Festival may be the Health Pavilion.  Free Health Screenings are available for all attendees at the Cleveland Asian Festival.  Major health care organizations will be in attendance: Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Asian Services in Action, and Cleveland Department of Public Health.

Screenings include vision, blood pressure, body mass index, glucose, cholesterol, lead testing, mammogram (by appointment), sleep disorders, bone density, HIV, and dental.  Health Education will also be available in relation to all of the screenings along with alternative medicine.

Health Pavilion Chair Michael Mendoza said “The health pavilion is a great way for festival goers to learn about their health and health services from local experts.  Health care organizations benefit from the high traffic of people attending the festival to promote their services."

Volunteer interpreters will be on hand to help translate many Asian languages for the health screenings.   The community should be made aware so they do not miss this valuable opportunity for free, culturally aware health screenings.

About the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival

The 2015 Cleveland Asian festival will be held May 16th & 17th, 2015 on Payne Ave between East 30th and East 27th Street in Cleveland.  Admission and Parking are free.

The Cleveland Asian Festival features modern and traditional performers on two main stages as well as a food area with dozens of restaurants featuring various Asian foods.  The entire family will find something to enjoy including an Educational Children’s Activity Area, Sushi and Egg Roll Eating Competitions, inflatable sumo wrestling, Free AsiaTown Trolley Tours and more.

Major Festival sponsors include Consolidated Solutions, Horseshoe Casino, Cleveland Public Power, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, ImageLab Media Services, Asia Plaza, Key Bank, Third Federal, Cuyahoga Community College, Kent State University, Cleveland Clinic, US Bank, Time Warner Cable and Ohio Savings Bank.

Contact

To learn more about the Cleveland Asian Festival Health Pavilion

Michael Mendoza
440.376.7381
mmahneo23@gmail.com

To learn more about the Cleveland Asian Festival

Johnny Wu
Office: 216.539.4634

http://clevelandasianfestival.org 

Monday, March 16, 2015

St Patrick's Day

Don’t believe the exaggerations from the media that St Patrick’s Day is a drunken bash.  The few problems, usually from a handful of young people who are not Irish or could care less about the cultural significance of the day, make for great TV highlights but do not reflect the spirit of the day.


Many Irish start the day with Mass – it is a religious holiday in Ireland – and there is even an event called Sober Seventeenth, a family friendly, alcohol free event.  Whether you are Irish or not, enjoy Cleveland’s biggest parade.

It’s always fun to see the Cleveland Asian Festival marching in the Parade.  Hopefully Paramjit Singh, a Sikh friend, will wear his green turban again.   There will also be marchers from the Polish community and frequently Hungarians, Ukrainians and other participate as well with all the Irish groups. 

It's a great day for all. 

The bride (and groom) wear red

The bride (and groom) wear red

Young ladies from the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University showed various traditional Chinese dresses and hats at a celebration of the Lunar New Year 2015 Year of the Goat. They showed traditional Chinese fashion, emperor and queen's dresses as well as wedding dresses which are usually red for both the bride and groom.



Chinese Lunar New Year by Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

Chinese Lunar New Year by Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University, Asian Services In Action, Inc., the Chinese American Faculty & Staff Association, Cleveland Asian Festival, the Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association, the Chinese Professionals and Entrepreneurs Association, the Cleveland Public Library, Media Design Imaging, OCA Cleveland Chapter, and Westlake Chinese School gathered together for a celebration of the Lunar New Year.



Fashion at Chinese Lunar New Year at CSU


Photos and Videos from Lunar New Year at CSU

Cleveland Cooks™ Making Pierogi

Kevin Scheuring from the Coit Road Farmer's Market in East Cleveland Ohio explained the two schools of thought regarding traditional pierogi dough.


Kevin Scheuring

Kevin Scheuring


One is the Michael Symon way with sour cream, flour and butter and the other is just flour, eggs and water. He explained the different ethnic varieties from Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania and so on.





Ashley Shaw

Ashley Shaw making pierogi dough


Word Puzzle Brain Teaser

See if you can figure out what these seven words all have in common

  1. Banana
  2. Dresser
  3. Grammar
  4. Potato
  5. Revive
  6. Uneven
  7. Assess
No, it is not that they all have at least 2 double letters.


E-mail if you know the answer. The answer will be posted in a few days.