Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mother Teresa - bringing people together

Long after death, Mother Teresa is still bringing people together.

An intercultural group of people came together on May 30th to raise funds for the Mother Teresa statue in the Albanian Cultural Garden as well as to meet new friends and have some fun.

The event was created by immigration attorney and author Richard Herman, City Councilwoman Dona Brady and Federation Of India Community Associations of NE Ohio (FICA) president Asim Datta.

Over $70,000 has already been raised. The group joined forces to raise some additional funds to finalize the bronzing of the statute of Mother Teresa -- the most famous Albanian to touch the hearts of so many around the world.

 Pictures and videos

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Great Lakes Geek Contest

The 10' guitars were back at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum - at least for a few days.

As you watch the following two videos that show all the guitars at Guitarmania, pay close attention for a mispronunciation error by the Great Lakes Geek. For an average person, the mistake would be no big deal but for the Geek it stands out. Be the first to identify the mistake and win a cool prize.

Did you catch the non-Geeky mistake? The first one to let us know wins.

Senior Softball

Did you know that Senior softball is currently the fastest growing senior activity in the world?

Two huge tournaments are coming this June to Barberton Ohio. 

Eighty-two senior softball teams ranging in age from 50 years to 75 plus will be visiting Barberton, Ohio in June to participate in a pair of Softball Players Association (SPA) national senior softball tournaments.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Asian Festival this weekend

This weekend May 19-20 is the 3rd annual Asian Festival. This has become a must-do event with activities, fun, entertainment, food and more for all ages. Bring the entire family (except the dog or other pets). The event is free and open to the public.

Visit the Cleveland Asian Festival website for more details and to get more information. Download the 80 page Program Booklet now and make your plans for the weekend in advance. There is something for everyone.

Don’t miss the Cleveland debut of Instant Noodles Dance Crew from MTV's America's Best Dance Crew who will be performing both days.

Parking is easy (around the event or at the CSU lot at East 24th street.) The weather is supposed to be beautiful so come be a part of Cleveland history as 50,000 people are expected over the 2 days.

ClevelandPeople.Com is a proud media sponsor of the Asian Festival.

See you there!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Free Laplink Software today

Tuesday May 15th Laplink Software is celebrating its 29th year of creating quality software. For 29 years, Laplink has proudly led the charge in developing new migration and syncing software. But we wouldn’t be where we are now without the help and support of our loyal customers and fans, some of whom have been with us since 1983.

We’re not just commemorating our 29th birthday as a company, but also the people that have made Laplink what it is. That’s why we are giving away PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant for FREE.

And Laplink’s birthday celebration doesn’t end there. Throughout the month of May, Laplink is offering special daily deals, weekly prize giveaways – and one lucky winner will bring home a Lenovo laptop on June 1. Entering to win is easy; check out our Laplink Turns 29 page for more details.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Diversity Center 10th Annual Walk, Rock & Run!

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio held its 10th Annual Walk, Rock and Run on Saturday May 5, 2012.

Walk, Rock & Run unifies communities across Northeast Ohio while raising awareness of diversity issues.

The event started and ended at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Participants chose either a 3 mile walk or a 5k run. Then they enjoyed a big party with music, prizes and food at the Rock Hall.  Check out photos. 

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Lithuanian Scouts

The Catholic Lithuanian community welcomed Bishop Rimantas Norvila of Lithuania to their parish, St. Casimir during their annual Scouts Festival.

Booths at the craft fair sold everything from beautiful hand carved crucifixes to baravykai (mushroom cookies).

The riestainiai (roughly translated to "little bagels") were very popular and worn around the neck.

More from the Lithuanian Scouts Festival and Bishop Rimantas Norvila visit

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Last chance to get tickets for the induction dinner for the 2012 Cleveland International Hall of Fame.

The induction dinner ceremony will be held Wednesday May 9, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott at Key Center.  More info.

 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum President and CEO Terry Stewart will give the keynote address.

 Learn more about the inductors and inductees

 Almost 90 people were nominated for this honor. Congratulations to the Class of 2012! (alphabetical order)

  •  Jose Feliciano Inducted by Alex Machaskee 
  •  Ken Kovach Inducted by Dick Russ
  •  Milton Maltz Inducted by Sam Miller
  •  Mary Rose Oakar Inducted by Dr. Wael Khoury 
  •  Fr. Jim O'Donnell Inducted by Jack Kahl 
  •  Vlad Rus Inducted by Councilman Joe Cimperman
  •  Dr. Jaya Shah Inducted by Ratanjit Sondhe 
  •  Anthony Yen Inducted by Margaret Wong