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.


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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



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Basil Russo to be inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Basil Russo will be inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame next Tuesday April 18. 

Not only has Basil been a great leader in Cleveland and NEO’s Italian community he is now serving as national leader of 3 Italian organizations including as the National President of the Order Italian Sons and Daughters of America. 

Columbus Day, the Italian Film Festival, the Italian Cultural Garden and much more – Basil has led the charge.



Bill Miller tobe inducted posthumously into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Bill Miller will be inducted posthumously into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame next Tuesday April 18.  

Bill was the Plain Dealer Ethnic Scene columnist for 15 years.  But he didn’t just sit behind a desk and write.  He attended all the events, ate, drank, sang and danced with the people. 

He was much beloved by the ethnic communities.



Wael Khoury tobe inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Wael Khoury will be inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame next Tuesday April 18.  

Dr. Khoury is from Syria and has held leadership positions in numerous Middle East and broader organizations such as CAMEO, CCWA, Syrian American Cultural Council and just 2 weeks ago as president of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation.  

He led the project that created the Syrian Cultural Garden. 



Sam Kim tobe inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Sam Kim will be inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame next Tuesday April 18.

Sam is the first person of Korean heritage to be inducted.  He is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and an Olympic Tae Kwon Do Referee.  Sam served the community as President of the Korean American Association of Greater Cleveland and many other roles.  

See more about Sam Kim


Jim Craciun to be inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Jim Craciun will be inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame next Tuesday April 18.

Jim has witnessed firsthand the devastation of communism.  His lifetime commitment to human rights began in 1974 when he smuggled bibles and catechisms into Communist Romania.

  Read more about Jim Craciun


Mona Alag to be inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Mona Alag will be inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame next Tuesday April 18.

Mona practices the words of Mahatma Gandhi “The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others”.

 Read more about Mona 



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Red Hat Society of Ohio greetings for St. Patrick’s Day

Ladies from the Red Hat Society Ohio Chapter wished everyone a Happy St Patrick’s Day before the 175th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cleveland.

Irish in Cleveland


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Why Open Data is important to public and private sectors

Jill Miller Zimon is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of OpenNEO, a not for profit organization dedicated to opening data in our region, i.e. making it publicly available, easily accessible, and readily downloadable.  

She spoke at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.    

This snippet of the presentation shows how Open Data can be used to solve real problems (like rat colonies) and why Open Data is important to both the private and public sectors. 


Microsoft Excel and Big Data Session at Data Days CLE

Adam J. Hecktman, Microsoft’s Director of Technology & Civic Innovation for Chicago, presented at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.   

This snippet of the presentation shows some of the Quick Analysis tools (Data Bars in the cells themselves, Sparklines, etc.) which give an easy way to show trends with lots of data. 



Cleveland Housing Hackathon Session at Data Days CLE

For 24 hours on April 7th to 8th, 2017 CLE Housing Hackathon will bring together more than 200 tech enthusiasts, critical thinkers, civic leaders, and residents from across the county to brainstorm, ideate, and develop innovative solutions around a central question: How can we help Clevelanders in the Housing Choice Voucher program better select well-resourced neighborhoods that meet their needs? 

Here is a snippet from the session where representatives spoke at Data Days CLE, a 3-day event bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.    




Lead exposure link to kindergarten readiness

Robert L. Fischer, PhD CWRU Research Professor and Program Director, Master of Nonprofit Organizations, Co-Director, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development has led the Center’s research on Invest in Children, a county-wide early childhood initiative that includes home visiting, children’s health, and childcare components since 2001.

 He spoke at the Data Days Cleveland event about how the house matters in a child’s preparedness for school.

 Data Days CLE was a 3-day event bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.  

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Babushka Contest at 2017 Maslenitsa

The Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland hosted their annual Maslenitsa celebration at the Rockefeller Greenhouse.  Ladies showed off their best babushkas in the annual Babushka Contest.

Maslenitsa in Cleveland


Greater Cleveland Russian Chorus at 2017 Maslenitsa

The Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland hosted their annual Maslenitsa celebration at the Rockefeller Greenhouse.  The Greater Cleveland Russian Chorus aka the Cuyahoga Cossacks performed in the Greenhouse.

Wait till you hear the ending!





Dancing at 2017 Maslenitsa in Cleveland

The Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland hosted their annual Maslenitsa celebration at the Rockefeller Greenhouse.  The attendees had fun dancing throughout the day.


Maslenitsa 2017 in Cleveland


Kid’s Game at 2017 Maslenitsa in Cleveland

The Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland hosted their annual Maslenitsa celebration at the Rockefeller Greenhouse.  The youngsters had fun playing various games such as this one.  






Thursday, March 09, 2017

16 year old sings Santa Lucia at Maslenitsa in Cleveland

16 year old Caprice Trifiro performed the Neapolitanian folk song Santa Lucia in the Rockefeller Greenhouse in Cleveland during the annual Maslenitsa celebration hosted by the Russian Cultural Garden.

Pianist and instructor is Olga Druzhinina from Olga’s Music Studio. She is the winner: American Protege 1st place, AAGDT 3rd place, eMuse 3rd place.


More of the young singers at Russian Maslenitsa in Cleveland


13 year old sings Funiculi-Funicula by Denza at Maslenitsa in Cleveland

13 year old Nicholas Oita performed Funiculi-Funicula by Denza in the Rockefeller Greenhouse in Cleveland during the annual Maslenitsa celebration hosted by the Russian Cultural Garden.  Pianist and instructor is Olga Druzhinina from Olga’s Music Studio.
Nicholas has been Olga’s student for student for about 1.5 years. He is the winner: Grand Prize Virtuoso London 1st place and Young Talent Special prize; American Protege 1st place; Little Mozart 2nd place.

Russian Maslenitsa in Cleveland


11 year old sings Maslyana by Zlotnik at Maslenitsa in Cleveland

11 year old Polina Kornyushenko performed Maslyana by Zlotnik   in the Rockefeller Greenhouse in Cleveland during the annual Maslenitsa celebration hosted by the Russian Cultural Garden. 

Pianist and instructor is Olga Druzhinina from Olga’s Music Studio. Polina has been Olga’s student for student for about 2.5 years. She is the winner: Grand Prize Virtuoso London Absolute winner 100/100; American Protege 1st prices   and Jury Favorite Award; Little Mozart 1st place, eMuse (Greece) 3rd place.






Wednesday, March 08, 2017

7 year old sings Bibbidi, Bobbidy at Maslenitsa in Cleveland

7 year old Olivia Giancola performed Bibbidi, Bobbidy by David   in the Rockefeller Greenhouse in Cleveland during the annual Maslenitsa celebration hosted by the Russian Cultural Garden.  Pianist and instructor is Olga Druzhinina from Olga’s Music Studio.


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6 year old sings La Bella Bimba by Giardina at Maslenitsa in Cleveland

6 year old Aiden Malka performed La Bella Bimba by Giardina in the Rockefeller Greenhouse in Cleveland during the annual Maslenitsa celebration hosted by the Russian Cultural Garden.  Pianist and instructor is Olga Druzhinina from Olga’s Music Studio.

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Sartori’s Time to say Goodbye at Russian Maslenitsa in Cleveland

11 year old Polina Kornyushenko and 13 year old Nicholas Oita performed Time to say Goodbye by Francesco Sartori in the Rockefeller Greenhouse in Cleveland during the annual Maslenitsa celebration hosted by the Russian Cultural Garden.  Pianist and instructor is Olga Druzhinina from Olga’s Music Studio.


More of Cleveland Russians



Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Cleveland ethnic leaders meet with Mayor Frank Jackson and others

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, City Council president Kevin Kelley, Global Cleveland President Joe Cimperman and Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams met with about 120 leaders of Cleveland's ethnic communities. The purpose was to have a dialog, answer their concerns and have a conversation about Cleveland’s local response to international relations in our community.

The meeting was closed to the media so the people could speak freely. Afterwards, a summary for the media was presented and Q&A session was held.



Mayor Jackson assured the leaders that Cleveland always has been, is and will remain a Welcoming City.




Monday, March 06, 2017

Snowrators from Pirc Landscaping at Kurentovanje

Pirc Company Landscaping & Snowplowing LLC is located in Wickliffe, Ohio.  Before the 5th annual Kurentovanje Parade in Cleveland they gathered in the parking lot and explained their Snowrator machines and introduced the company’s unofficial mascot, the miniature golden-doodle Hurley.  Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek stopped by to take a look too.


Kurents and other creatures at Kurentovanje

Kurents and other creatures hung around the Slovenian Heritage Museum in Cleveland at the 5th annual Slovenian Kurentovanje Festival.


Slovenians in Cleveland



Posing with scary monsters at Kurentovanje

Kids (of all ages) wanted to pose with the scary monsters at the 5th annual Slovenian Kurentovanje Festival in Cleveland.





In Heaven there is no beer polka at Kurentovanje

The Joey Tomsick Orchestra played the ‘In Heaven there is no beer’ polka at the 5th annual Slovenian Kurentovanje Festival in Cleveland.





Slovenians in Cleveland

University of Akron Ice Carving Team at Kurentovanje

Tell the truth.  Did you know that the University of Akron had an Ice Carving Team?

Not me.

The University of Akron Ice Carving Team performed at the 5th annual Slovenian Kurentovanje Festival in Cleveland.   They carved a swan, an elephant and a dolphin.


Pokemon Pikachu vs Pikachu – The Thriller at Sterle’s

Before the 2017 Kurentovanje Parade stepped off in Cleveland two Pikachus from Pokemon engaged in a fun battle – the Thriller at Sterle’s.


Watkins Glen visitors at Cleveland Kurentovanje

A couple from Watkins Glen, New York travelled over 5 hours to attend the annual Kurentovanje Parade and Festival in Cleveland Ohio.





Pokemon Pikachu dances a Polka

Before the 2017 Kurentovanje Parade stepped off in Cleveland a polka was played, we met the Prince and Princess of Kurentovanje and Pikachu from Pokemon danced a Polka!




PIAST Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble at Kurentovanje

The PIAST Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America performed at the 2017 Kurentovanje Festival at the Slovenian National Home. The dancers performed a Pysanky Dance where the young ladies dressed as Easter Eggs - pysanky - and the young men dressed as roosters. They also danced some old Warsaw polkas.


 


Folklorna Skupina Kres

The Folklorna Skupina Kres was established in 1954 and the current group of Kres Slovenian Folklore Dancers performed at the 5th annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival.







Kurentovanje Festival

After the Parade, the Kurentovanje celebration continued at the Slovenian National Home. Music, dancing, food and fun.

Everyone wanted to pose with a Kurent or other monster.







Kurentovanje in Cleveland

Kurentovanje is a cultural event which connects ethnology, culture, arts, and people from all over Europe. It has been celebrated in Slovenia for the past 50 years. The central figure of the carnival, the Kurent, is believed to chase away winter and usher in spring with its supernatural powers. Kurentovanje has a Mardi Gras feel so many participants wore masks to help scare away winter.

Did you know that there are more Slovenians in Cleveland Ohio than anywhere in the world except for Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia?

The 5th annual Cleveland version of the most popular carnival in Slovenia - Kurentovanje - began with a parade. The units gathered at Sterle's on East 55th and marched up St Clair to the Slovenian National Home.

This video is highlights of the Parade.







Friday, February 24, 2017

Chinese flag presentation at Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Kim Kirkendall, President of Chinese Resource Network and board member of the Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce, thanked Anthony Yen for his remarks and ended the presentation of the first meeting of the Chamber. 

Anthony Yen then called up the direcftor of the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University and they presented a flag of China to the board. 




Anthony Yen at Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Anthony Yen is the elder statesman of the Cleveland Chinese community.  He was inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame in 2012.


Eddie Ni introduced Anthony Yen at the first meeting of the Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

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Eddie Ni at Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Grace Wang, founder of the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce, introduced successful businessman and Chamber Board Member Eddie Ni at the first meeting of the Chinese Chamber.

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Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce founder Grace Wang

Grace Wang is an attorney at Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP in Cleveland Ohio.  She founded the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce in 2016.


In this video Grace welcomes the large crowd to the first meeting of the Chinese Chamber.  She told of the Chamber’s mission and introduced the Board of Directors and Advisors.


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Flashstarts CEO Charles Stack welcome to STARTMART

CEO Charles Stack welcomed the crowd at the launch of the Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce to STARTMART, the co-working space for entrepreneurs working to rebuild Cleveland’s economy with startups.

Stack also told of his Flashstarts venture program helping startups become successful.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Taj Express Bollywood Musical Review - Win Free Tickets

A beautiful actress, a villain, a secret prince, 2000 elegant costumes and all the extravaganza, escapism and romance that is "Bollywood": TAJ EXPRESS is a thrilling new "Dance Romance" direct from Film City-Mumbai. For the first time in Bollywood musical history, the cream of India's film talent dance in sparkling costumes within a lavish set, that seamlessly combines music, dance and film on stage March 15 at 7:30 pm at Playhouse Square’s State Theatre.





TAJ EXPRESS is the love story between the beautiful Kareena, an actress, and Arjun, who is a prince disguised as a handsome hero of the streets. The two escape on a thrilling adventure that includes fight scenes, celebrity parties and an opulent Indian wedding…all the while pursued by a villain who wishes to destroy them both! Featured in this turbo-charged production is a fusion of east and west, classical dance steps, impossibly sexy moves, traditional silks and turbans with leather and Lycra, all accompanied by pulsating modern music, played on the finest Indian classical instruments.

A joyfully uplifting show, TAJ EXPRESS is a true “Masala” musical, a spicy mixture of action, comedy, melodrama, songs and thrilling dance sequences.


Tickets for TAJ EXPRESS are $65, $45 & $20, on sale at playhousesquare.org, 216-241-6000 and the Playhouse Square Ticket Office.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cleveland Cooks

Almost ready to launch Cleveland Cooks at ClevelandCooks.com.

Here is the gist:

Who would have thought that Cleveland would become a food mecca and home to some of the best chefs and restaurants in the world?  We would!  With almost 120 distinct ethnic groups in Cleveland it was inevitable that the great recipes and techniques that have been passed down for generations would surface.
ClevelandCooks is geared toward:
  • Chefs
  • Home cooks and wannabe chefs
  • Foodies
  • People who like to dine out and try new things
  • Food industry entrepreneurs
  • And more
ClevelandCooks features the best restaurants and chefs in Cleveland and NE Ohio and lists our favorites in a variety of categories (looking for great dim sum anyone?)
  • The videos on ClevelandCooks will educate and entertain.
  • The tips will help you prepare and enjoy food better.
  • The Food Adventurers will let you join like-minded people to enjoy local restaurants together
  • And more

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Feynman Lectures on Physics

The famous Feynman Lectures on Physics is a physics textbook based on some lectures by Richard P. Feynman, a Nobel laureate who has sometimes been called "The Great Explainer". The lectures were given to undergraduate students at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), during 1961–1963 and have been a favorite for aspiring physicists ever since.

The three volumes of the book focus on mechanics, radiation, and heat, including relativistic effects (Vol 1), electromagnetism and matter (Vol 2) and quantum mechanics (Vol 3).

In case you didn't know (or forgot) in 2013, Caltech in cooperation with The Feynman Lectures Website made the book freely available, on the web.

As the site says, "Now, anyone with internet access and a web browser can enjoy reading a high quality up-to-date copy of Feynman's legendary lectures. This edition has been designed for ease of reading on devices of any size or shape; text, figures and equations can all be zoomed without degradation.


Monday, February 06, 2017

Martial Arts Kung Fu demo at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Great Wall Enrichment Center students performed a martial arts Kung Fu demonstration.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Perfect World solo dance at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Morgan Pychowycz performed Perfect World solo dance.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Life in Motion acrobatics at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Antonio Torres performed Life in Motion acrobatics.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Kids sing Ma Lan Yao at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Youngsters from Campus International School performed Ma Lan Yao.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Hip Hop Modern Urban Dance Mashup at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Wenzhu Sun performed a modern hip hop urban dance mashup.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Spring at Snow Mountain on guzheng at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Zijuan Fan performed Spring at Snow Mountain on guzheng.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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32 Style Taiji Sword at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Members of the Westlake Chinese Culture Association performed 32 style Taiji Sword.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Joy of Spring piano and violin at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Pianist and violinist from Westlake Chinese Culture Association performed the Joy of Spring





Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Shenee King performed The Resilient dance.

Shenee King performed The Resilient dance.


Jasmine Flower by Great Wall Enrichment Center

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Great Wall Enrichment Center members performed Jasmine Flower on violins and piano.



Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Tears of Wasted Mountain solo at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Wayne Nieh performed Tears of Wasted Mountain.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Boat Tracker’s Love at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Westlake Chinese Cultural Association performed Boat Tracker’s Love.



Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Colored Clouds chasing the Moon piano solo at CSU

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Lewis Zou performed a piano solo called Colored Clouds chasing the Moon.






Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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CSU Chinese New Year Song at CSU

Aerys Scott sang a Chinese New Year Song at the 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Qiao Ya Chinese Dance at CSU Chinese New Year

Students from the Great Wall Enrichment Center performed a Qiao Ya Chinese Dance.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University Chinese New Year

Sponsored by the Office of Chinese Language International Council (Hanban), the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University was established in August 2008.

The Confucius Institute hosted a celebration of Chinese New Year on Saturday February 4, 2017.

Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Making Origami Swans for Peace and Ahimsa at Republic Day in Cleveland

At the celebration for 68th Republic Day of India at the Rainforest in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo a young boy taught people how to make origami swans to celebrate peace and ahimsa.  Here are some highlights.



Jana Gana Mana at 2017 Republic Day in Cleveland

I like the national anthem of India.  So many countries have unmelodic and/or somber anthems but Jana Gana Mana is different.




That's Michael Sreshta on the saxophone.