Thursday, February 27, 2014

Is there a connection?

I didn't realize it until someone pointed it out.  I am wearing a Just One Before I Die t-shirt and toking on a hookah.  Maybe with a championship some day I won't need the hard stuff.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Name that Voice

Many people name the voice on their GPS or other device. Not just Siri. My sister has called her GPS voice 'Chloe' for years in tribute to the tech star assistant to Jack Bauer in the series '24'

Some Magellan users call theirs Maggie and Tom-Tom is easy if you use the male voice setting. I've also heard Gypsy for GPS.

Do you have a name for your voice? Let us know.

Kevin Goodman of BlueBridge Networks calls his KG-B.

Sharon Plona Jesse calls hers Jenny as in Jenny Jenny who can I turn to.

It's been a long winter already

RIP Del Donahoo

We are sorry to report that Del Donahoo passed away yesterday evening, February 4, 2014 at the age of 90.

Del was born on November 15, 1923 on a farm in Moravia, Iowa, the youngest of three children. He maintained his hard work ethic, stong values and morality throughout a career that earned him a legion of friends and admirers called "Del's Folks."

He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed.

Profile of Del Donahoo

Cleveland's Diversity at Work

Computers Assisting People (CAP) is a Cleveland non-profit that has worked to bridge the Digital Divide since the mid-90s. Since inception, CAP volunteers have refurbished and donated over 15,000 computers to over 450 schools and non-profits in Cleveland.

On Saturday, CAP moved to its new location at 2800 Euclid and a diverse group of volunteers helped out - various races, all ages, men and women - a great microcosm of our community. Here are 2 photos of some of the volunteers. (Debbie Hanson is not in the photos because she took them)

Mayor Ralph Perk's 100th birthday celebration

Ralph J. Perk served as the 52nd mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. He was born on January 19, 1914 which makes this the 100th anniversary of his birth.

A celebration commemorating the event was held on January 17, 2014 in the Michael Schwarz Library of Cleveland State University (CSU).

Perk was known for his outreach to the ethnic communities and his International Fair on Mall C.

He was of Czech descent and started the American Nationalities Movement in the late 1950's.

Photos and videos from Mayor Ralph Perk birthday

India Republic Day

Federation of India Community Associations (FICA) hosts an annual event to celebrate Republic Day. The event, dinner and performances took place on Saturday January 25, 2014.

Dr. Mohan Bafna and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson were honored.

Photos from India Republic Day event

Black History Month Flag Raising Ceremony

 Members of the Underground Railroad Society, Coalition for a Better Life, dba Peace in the Hood and other community organizations marched outside of the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall to see the African-American flag raised over Cleveland City Hall.

This was the 40th annual Black History Month Flag Raising Ceremony at Cleveland City Hall.

Photos and videos from Black History Month Flag Raising