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Respect the national anthem - never take a knee

Estonian Garden representative and Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation board member Erika Puussaar spoke at the 80th anniversary celebration of the Lithuanian Cultural Garden in Cleveland. As a former refugee and immigrant, she spoke of the great respect she has for the national anthem and how others should respect it as well - and never take a knee.

Click the white arrow to watch the video.

See more from the 80th anniversary of the Lithuanian Cultural Garden

Mother Teresa Canonization Ceremony in the Albanian Cultural Garden

The Albanian Cultural Garden hosted a canonization ceremony for Blessed Mother Teresa on Sunday September 4, 2016. "Many people don't know Mother Teresa was Albanian," said Cleveland Councilwoman Dona Brady, one of the founders of the garden and leader of the ceremony.

Sheila Crawford, Sister Ryan, Bishop Gries, Dona Bradt, Sister Karam and Adem Meta

Sheila Crawford, Sister Ryan, Bishop Gries, Dona Brady,
Sister Karam and Adem Meta

Photos and Videos from the Mother Teresa event

Over My Dead Body

Mom's cookie recipe on grave

Michael Stanley talks music in the Cultural Gardens

Rock and roll musician Michael Stanley was the headline act for the Centennial celebration in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens at the 71st annual One World Day on August 28, 2016.

He spoke with Cultural Gardens board member Dan Hanson in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in front of a monument to Franz Liszt. Michael Stanley told who would be in his all-time favorite band (Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Clarence Clemons, etc.). He also spoke about how the audience sings the line (Thank God for the man who put the white lines on the highway) in his song Lover at concerts.

The acoustic concert in the Cultural Gardens will be a free event to celebrate the Gardens Centennial Year.

Learn more about the concert and One World Day this Sunday

Being labeled as Asian - daughter of Indian immigrants

Nupur Goel is in the 11th Grade at Gilmour Academy. She was the 2016 Grand Prize winner of the Stop the Hate essay program of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.

She spoke on a panel run by the Maltz Museum and Global Cleveland titled Begin the Conversation: Cleveland's Immigrant Communities Today: Pan-Asian Community. Her parents emigrated from Indian over 20 years ago.

She said that labels can be important and beneficial in understanding a person but when they are used to box people into a preconceived category they can be harmful.

See more from the panel of Asian community leaders

Why immigrants choose to come and stay in Cleveland

Leaders of the Cleveland Indian, Vietnamese and Chinese community spoke on a panel run by the Maltz Museum and Global Cleveland titled Begin the Conversation: Cleveland's Immigrant Communities Today: Pan-Asian Community.

They were asked why they chose Cleveland and stayed there.

Gia Hoa Ryan from Vietnam, Asim Datta from India, Johnny Wu from Panama and China and Nupur Goel whose parents came from India answered.

No, it isn't the weather.


See more from the panel of Asian community leaders

Opera and Ballet in the Italian Cultural Garden

In 1930, the Italian Cultural Garden opened as a "symbol of Italian culture." Almost 70 years ago the Italian Garden hosted the San Carlo Opera in the lower level amphitheater. In 2008, the Italian Cultural Garden Foundation revived this tradition by presenting Opera in the Garden.

Opera Circle Cleveland performers

Opera Circle Cleveland performers

Cleveland Ballet ladies

Cleveland Ballet ladies

A record crowd of over 2,000 attended the July 31, 2016 performance by the artists from the Opera Circle Cleveland Company who were joined by dancers from the Cleveland Ballet.

Photos and Videos from the Opera and Ballet

The House I Lived In by Amy Kenneley

Just when you're feeling old and tired, something comes along to make you feel young again. That happened to me last week, when I opened the special section of the Plain Dealer titled "HOUGH-50 YEARS LATER".

The section spoke of neglect and failed projects but also hope. I turned the next page, and there was the photo of Newton Avenue, and my grandfather's house. Newton Avenue had been designated an historic street a few years back. That made it safe-I hope-from the wrecking balls of medical conglomerates and developers. These houses were built at the turn of the century,the 1900's, and I had been told were all designed by the same architect/builder....

Read the rest about Amy's house in Hough

Mughal Indian Women at CMA

Art and Stories from Mughal India presents the story of the Mughals ó and stories for the Mughals ó in 100 exquisite paintings from the 1500s to 1800s. It runs from July 31, 2016 through October 23, 2016, and is free to the public in celebration of the Cleveland Museum of Artís centennial year.

It is a mix of cultures (Indian, Persian, etc.) and reflects the mores of the time. For example, it seemed as if powerful women wielded control over the emperor. This is a painting of a Mughal princess having a blindfolded suitor brought before her to inspect and accept or reject.

Mughal princess with blindfolded suitor

This next painting shows a Mughal princess being fanned while musicians entertain and drink is brought to her. Not a bad life.

Mughal India Princess

See more from the Cleveland Museum of Artís new Mughal Exhibit

Cleveland Public Square

If you haven't see the remodeled Public Square, here is a quick look. The four quadrants of Public Square are connected and features lots of green space, a restaurant, speaking area and water feature.

statue of Mayor Tom L Johnson in Cleveland

Statue of Mayor Tom L Johnson

statue of Mayor Tom L Johnson in Cleveland

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Vera Loczer and her husband show off their 6-week old twins in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland after Vera performed in a free concert featuring the music of Franz Liszt.

Vera and husband with their twins

See more photos and videos of the Liszt Concert

Bone Broth

Erie Bone Broth was launched in 2015 by Kelly, a home cook, who personally discovered the health benefits of bone broth as a wholesome dietary staple in their everyday lives. Kelly personally discovered Bone Broth because she had severe joint pain and found out that bone broth fights inflammation. Dan Hanson of ClevelandCooks.com caught up with Kelly at North Union Farmer's Market at Shaker Square and learned more about bone broth and small business.

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Murphy Irish Dancers at the Mayo Tea

Murphy Irish Dancers performed at the annual Mayo Tea put on by the Cleveland Chapter of the Mayo Society held at John Carroll University.

See more from the 2016 Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland Tea

My 1,000 Mile Bus Tour
by Amy Kenneley

What's not to like about a thousand- mile bus tour taking you effortlessly to Famous Places? Better yet, every Famous Place has a gift shop before the EXIT door. Seeing the sights can be intellectually broadening and the elaborate hotel dinners broadening as well; but it was the PEOPLE on the bus tour who were the most interestingÖsuch as:

Read the rest of My Bus Tour
Amy identifies the different people on her 1,000 mile trip

Cleveland Croatian Youth perform in Croatian Cultural Garden

The Sounds of Croatian Tamburitza Music was held in the Croatian Cultural Garden in Cleveland Ohio and sponsored by The American Croatian Lodge, "Kardinal A. Stepinac" featuring Zadnja Stanica. This is a song with many tamburitzas and very young children singing.

ClevelandWomen.Com Book of the Week
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in Londonís West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isnít much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

Smoke gets in your Eyes - The Drifters

The ashes of legendary disc jockey and creator of the term Rock and Roll Alan Freed were laid to rest in a ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland. A ceremony was held and a monument was unveiled.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members The Drifters performed. This is the classic Smoke Gets in your eyes.

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.

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

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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On-line store for Cleveland Women and Girls

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