Plans for a Lebanese Cultural GardenNatalie Ronayne, Chairperson of the Lebanese Cultural Garden Committee, and committee member Amy McDonald made a presentation on the new Lebanese Cultural Garden on Lebanon Day in Cleveland City Hall.
See the presentation on the Lebanese Cultural Garden
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
Burying the Time Capsule in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens
The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation ended their Centennial Year by burying a time capsule at the Kiosk of the Gardens on MLK Blvd. The time capsule has information and artifacts about the Gardens and also Cleveland in 2016. (Go Cavs, Go Tribe) It will be opened in 25 years in 2041.
Past Gardens president Paul Burik says see you in 2041
More from the Time Capsule burying
Healthy Asian CookingRose Wong founded Pearl of the Orient restaurant in 1978. It was the first to offer Northern and Szechuan cuisine in Cleveland Ohio and continues to be a favorite among Chinese food cognoscenti. Rose gave a Healthy Asian Cooking demonstration on November 10, 2016.
Chinese and other Asian cooking is often healthier than the West because of the stir frying and healthy ingredients such as tofu, ginger root, garlic, onions and even thousand year old eggs.
Rose Wong with Ginger RootLearn about woks, soy sauce, sesame oil, MSG and more from Rose Wong
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I Wanna Be Wonder Woman by Amy KenneleyA 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?
Read the rest of Amy and 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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- The Making of Major League: A Juuuust a Bit Inside Look at the Classic Baseball Comedy
- The Bone Lady: Life Lessons Learned as One of Football's Ultimate Fans
- Cleveland TV Tales Volume 2: More Stories from the Golden Age of Local Television
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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.
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Domestic Violence and Children
Domestic Violence and Immigrants
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