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Cleveland Museum of Art Centennial

Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) Director William Griswold spoke at the kick off of the Cleveland Museum of Art's summer of centennial programs event. He was asked to imagine he had a time machine. What might the CMA founders have thought if they could see the Museum today? He also asked what his successor might say in 100 years at the Bicentennial celebration.

Grandson's Senior Recital
by Amy Kenneley

The huge auditorium, filled to capacity the previous evening for a performance, echoed this morning with the smaller sounds of pre-recital tunings and directions. This was my grandson's Senior recital, one that tested his four years of work at Belmont University's School of Music. He would be presenting five pieces, all reflecting the aspects of playing, composing and arranging music.

Amy Kenneley and grandson Patrick

Amy Kenneley and grandson Patrick

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Cleveland and the RNC - Are you concerned?

Cleveland finally lands a huge event - the Republican National Convention - and it seems there are all kinds of potential problems instead of just a profitable showcase for our city. Are you concerned?

The Rotary Club of Cleveland hosted their annual International Fellowship Day in Cleveland Ohio on April 7, 2016. The event featured the presentation of the International Service Award to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

After his speech Mayor Jackson was asked how the challenges of hosting the Republican National Convention (RNC).

He said we are not afraid of the challenge. We will step up our game to meet whatever challenge is before us and put Cleveland in the best light. This is about who we are. How you deal with adversity is how you are defined.

See more from the Mayor at the Rotary event

Letter to a husband (humor)

Sweetheart, Before you return from your overseas trip I just want to let you know about the small accident I had with the Ford F-150 when I turned into the driveway.

Fortunately it's not too bad and I really didn't get hurt, so please don't worry too much about me. I was coming home and when I turned into the driveway I accidentally pushed down on the accelerator instead of the brake. The garage door is slightly bent but the Ford F-150 fortunately came to a halt when it bumped into your Corvette. I missed our bikes.

I am really sorry, but I know with your kind-hearted personality you will forgive me. You know how much I love you and care for you my sweetheart.

I am enclosing a picture for you. I cannot wait to hold you in my arms again.

Your loving wife. XX

P.S: Your girlfriend called….

car crash in garage

Judge Sara Harper honored

The Committee on Arrangements; Ohio Republican Party, Republican Party of Cuyahoga County, Sara J. Harper Leadership Institute, I Group, The Committee of 40, Lauren A. Gore, esq., WEA, Inc., LA Gore & Principals and the Inner City Republican Movement hosted a Community Black History Celebration honoring the Life & Achievement of Judge Sara J. Harper.

Her illustrious career spans the decades, as one who has toppled barriers, and made history. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1926, Judge Harper was the first African-American woman to graduate from Case Western Reserve University Law School. She also was the first woman to serve on the judiciary of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

After retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, she won a seat on the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals, becoming one of the first of two African-American women elected to the court in 1990.

Judge Harper twice was a candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court -- for chief justice in 1980 and for justice in 1994. And she was the first African-American woman appointed to sit on the state's high court in 1992.

Judge Sara Harper

Judge Sara Harper

See photos and a video from the ceremony for Judge Sara Harper

First woman ambassador in NATO history - born in Cleveland!

Ginte Damusyte-Damusis has served as Ambassador from Lithuania to Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia and Canada. Currently she is director of the department in charge of diaspora affairs in Vilnius, Lithuania. She was the keynote speaker at the 98th Anniversary of the Lithuanian Declaration of Independence Program in Cleveland.

The Ambassador was born in Cleveland and she still has ties here.

She told ClevelandWomen.Com about breaking the glass ceiling in the diplomacy world.


Princess and Prince of Kurentovanje

Princess and Prince of Kurentovanje

The 4th 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.

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.

Photos and videos of Cleveland's 4th annual Kurentovanje

The Healing Power of Wine

Getting wine from a wheelcahir

ClevelandWomen.Com Fact of the Week

The average height of a woman in the U.S. is approximately 5 feet 4 inches, and the average weight is about 163 pounds. These figures vary greatly throughout the world, due to differences in nutrition and prenatal care

The ClevelandWomen.Com Class of 2016

As we focus on re-creating ClevelandWomen.Com we want to feature interesting Cleveland area women of all ages and walks of life. We want your help.

Who would you recommend? Who has influeced your life, taught you something, inspired you? Who do you admire, emulate, want to be like?

Let us know (feel free to suggest yourself) and stay tuned for the all new ClevelandWomen.Com coming soon.

The Modern Wedding Cake

Bride and groom text on wedding cake

Books with a Cleveland focus

Congratulations to the winners of some terrific new Cleveland focused books.

Winners have been notified and books were taken to the post office for delivery. Be sure to sign up for the free ClevelandWomen.Com eNews to learn about contests like this first.

The books that were won were:

  • Let's Have Another by Dan Coughlin
  • The Ashtabula Hat Trick: A Milan Jacovich Mystery by Les Roberts
  • 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

See more about the books

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

Special Deals and Shopping for Cleveland Women and Girls

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