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Wait Until Dark at Great Lakes Theater

reat Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s Classic Company, commences the second half its 2017-18 season with Frederick Knott’s classic thriller, Wait Until Dark. The production will be performed in the company’s intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 17 – March 12, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs the production.

Like his infamous hit script Dial “M” for Murder, Frederick Knott’s Wait Until Dark is an intense and darkly gripping thriller. A 1960s Greenwich Village apartment is the scene for a deadly game of cat and mouse when a group of con-men manipulate and terrorize an unsuspecting blind woman to reclaim a mysterious doll. When the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. With murder afoot and suspense building, the woman deftly decides to “wait until dark,” in an attempt to outwit her assailants. The thrills begin when the lights go out. Wait Until Dark’s chilling conclusion is proof positive that what you can’t see can hurt you.

Waiy Until Dark promo


Great Lakes Theater will continue to afford patrons extraordinary access to its artists and production process at every Hanna Theatre performance of Wait Until Dark. The Hanna always opens its doors ninety minutes before each performance allowing patrons to observe the complete pre-show preparation process of GLT’s actors and technical staff. Elements traditionally hidden from audiences such as stage combat rehearsals, dance calls, prop/scenic pre-sets, technical cue rehearsals and actor warm-ups will be conducted in full view of patrons, offering GLT audiences an unprecedented glimpse into the theatrical process.

Great Lakes Theater will also renew its New Deal pricing initiative this winter - designed to increase accessibility for audiences. As part of the program, adult tickets begin at $15 and student tickets for any seat at any performance are $13 - making GLT one of the most affordable entertainment options in the region.

Single performance tickets range in price from $15-$80 (Student tickets are $13) and are available by calling (216) 241-6000, by ordering online or by visiting the Playhouse Square Ticket Office. Groups of ten or more receive discounts of up to 25% by calling (216) 453-4457.


Would you eat Ants Climbing a Tree?

The Cleveland Food Adventurers Passport event in January 2017 was to China at The Pearl Asian Kitchen formerly known as Pearl of the Orient. The Food Adventurers travel to authentic ethnic restaurants in the Cleveland area and, besides enjoying a special traditional menu, learn about the culture of the country. The Pearl (formerly Pearl of the Orient) is run by Chef Rose Wong and the evening included many glimpses into the culture of China.

Chef Wong told of some of the colorful names of Chinese food that come from pronunciation, legend and superstitions. For example, the dish called Ants climbing tree is basically ground beef or pork over fried vermicelli. Field Chicken is really frogs. Spring rolls are lucky because they look like gold bars. Glutinous rice is good for family unity.



See more from the Food Adventure to China


Girl Scouts Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the largest girl-led business in the world!

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) is commemorating an exciting year for the organization - the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, with pre-sales beginning in January. In 1917, five years after Juliette Gordon Low founded the organization, Girl Scouts first sold cookies as a means to finance troop activities. This initial sale evolved into the largest entrepreneurial program in the world, teaching millions of girls essential skills needed to become effective leaders. These leadership skills include goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

“The Girl Scout Cookie Program is essentially a business built by girls,” said GSNEO’s CEO Jane Christyson. “Girls who participate set goals and decide how their profits will be used to support their activities, which often include giving back through service projects. Because it’s girl-led, they’re learning to be effective leaders, manage finances, and gain self-sufficiency and confidence in handling money.”

The 2017 cookie season marks the 100th year of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts. In recognition of the centennial, this year’s cookie sale will feature a new cookie – the Girl Scout S’mores cookie. The commemorative treat, as well as the traditional favorites, will be available through pre-orders starting January 2, 2017 with booth sales beginning in March. Proceeds from the cookie sale benefit Girl Scouts of North East Ohio programs and local troops.

Built by Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio connects girls to a world of possibilities in a positive and inclusive, girl-led environment. Girls are inspired to discover their passions and empowered to reach their full potential through a proven leadership development program. GSNEO serves 30,000 girls and 14,000 adult volunteer members throughout an 18-county region including Medina, Portage, and Summit counties; Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake counties; Carroll, Stark and Tuscarawas counties; Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties; Erie, Huron, Lorain, Sandusky and Seneca counties.

Since its founding in 1912, Girl Scouts has provided more than 50 million girls with time-honored programs that engage them with their communities; enhance self-esteem; increase financial literacy and interest in math, science and technology; encourage good health and nutrition and build leadership skills necessary for them to move confidently into their futures. Today, Girl Scouts is the #1 girl organization in the world, with 2.8 million members throughout the United States, including U.S. territories, and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.


International Fashion Show

The mission of the International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) is to "Celebrate Cleveland’s multicultural communities through collaboration and cooperation on initiatives that promote the prosperity of the region and its diverse people".

One of the most popular of ICC-WIN's activities is the annual Multicultural Holiday Party. The 2016 event, held at the Global Center for Health Innovation, was the 7th annual party. Hundreds of people from dozens of diverse backgrounds gathered to sample international foods, watch performances, view an international fashion show and meet and socialize with others.

The International Fashion Show was chaired by Nada Martinovic and featured over 100 representatives from more than 20 countries. A new feature this year was that each group walked the runway to the sounds of music of their country or region.

Hmong Community

Ladies from the Hmong Community in the Fashion Show

Photos and Video of the International Fashion Show


So Embarassing when that happens

Frosty picks his nose


I can't look that old

Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, surely I can't look that old? Well . . . You 'll love this one.

My name is Alice, and i was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his DDS diploma on the wall, which bore his full name.

Suddenly, i remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 40-odd years ago. Could he be the same guy that i had a secret crush on, way back then?

Upon seeing him, however, i quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate.

After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended Morgan Park High School.

'Yes. Yes, I did. I 'm a Mustang, ' he gleamed with pride.

When did you graduate? ' I asked.

He answered, 'In 1967. Why do you ask? '

You were in my class!', I exclaimed.

He looked at me closely. Then, that ugly, old, bald, wrinkle-faced, fat-butt, gray-haired, decrepit looking raisin asked me, 'What did you teach?'


Put a bracelet on when alone

Put bracelet on when alone



What's in YOUR wallet?

Women need their purses, whether a giant totebag to carry everything for a safari expedition, or a teeny, glittery, evening one holding only a lipstick and a credit card. But men! They manage with a little piece of folded and stitched leather. Not tied to straps and handles, they slip their wallet into their suit jacket and off they go to face the world.

...So when the Irish wake for Himself was over and everyone had left, I put his wallet into the top dresser drawer, and there it lay for going on 5 years. The other day, around his birthday, I brought it out, setting each item inside on the dining room table.

Read the rest of Amy's look into her husband's wallet


I Wanna Be Wonder Woman by Amy Kenneley

A few days ago, the United Nations selected Wonder Woman to be the Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls on the 75th birthday of her creation as a comic book character. Immediately, protestors gathered, demanding that a "real woman" should have been chosen for the honor, not "….a fictitious comic book character wearing ..what looks like a Playboy-type bunny outfit .." (a quote taken from The Associated Press release)

SO...Pick Me! I am a real person, and I LOVED Wonder Woman, so what better combination could they have to be that Honorary Ambassador?

Here's why:

Read the rest of Amy and Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman



ClevelandWomen.Com Book of the Week
The Girl on the Train



The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

Intersecting, overlapping, not-quite-what-they-seem lives. Jealousies and betrayals and wounded hearts. A haunting unease that clutches and won’t let go. All this and more helps propel Paula Hawkins’s addictive debut into a new stratum of the psychological thriller genre. At times, I couldn’t help but think: Hitchcockian. From the opening line, the reader knows what they’re in for: “She’s buried beneath a silver birch tree, down towards the old train tracks…” But Hawkins teases out the mystery with a veteran’s finesse. The “girl on the train” is Rachel, who commutes into London and back each day, rolling past the backyard of a happy-looking couple she names Jess and Jason. Then one day Rachel sees “Jess” kissing another man. The day after that, Jess goes missing. The story is told from three character’s not-to-be-trusted perspectives: Rachel, who mourns the loss of her former life with the help of canned gin and tonics; Megan (aka Jess); and Anna, Rachel’s ex-husband’s wife, who happens to be Jess/Megan’s neighbor. Rachel’s voyeuristic yearning for the seemingly idyllic life of Jess and Jason lures her closer and closer to the investigation into Jess/Megan’s disappearance, and closer to a deeper understanding of who she really is. And who she isn’t. This is a book to be devoured. -Neal Thompson

The Girl on the Train: A Novel


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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of repeated physical, sexual and emotional violence and behaviors that one person in a relationship uses to exercise power and control over the other. Cleveland and Northeast Ohio have many resources for victims of domestic violence.

Main Domestic Violence Page including:

  • What is domestic violence?
  • Why do partners abuse?
  • Are you in an abusive relationship?
  • Domestic Violence Emergency Help

Domestic Violence and Children

Domestic Violence and Immigrants

Housing Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

Civil Protection Orders for Victims of Domestic Violence


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