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Rocky River team makes historic showing at NHS Nationals

By Sue Botos Rocky River – Incoming Rocky River High School senior Kati Solymosi took home ninth place and a trio of recent graduates Ella Mathewson, Ali Brugh and Aleksandra Dunjic finished in the top 20 of their respective categories at the National History Day National Competition held June 11-15 at the University of Maryland. […]

Virginia Marti announces merger with Culinary Institute

By Sue Botos Lakewood – With the Cleveland food scene thriving, restaurant staff is in demand, and now the Lakewood-based Virginia Marti College of Art and Design (VMCAD) and the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) have cooked up a merger to contribute quality ingredients. Effective early this month, VMCAD acquired the educational assets of NECI, […]

Rocky River council chambers packed for Lake Road condo hearing; most favor project

By Sue Botos Rocky River – Developer Andrew Brickman and his Rocky River Preservation Partners had promised they would be back after shelving plans for a controversial Lake Road condominium project last fall. The group made good on that assurance and a standing-room-only crowd packed City Council chambers on June 12 for a public hearing on […]

Toys in the attic: Nostalgic playthings are Big Fun to store owner

  By Sue Botos Westshore – Steve Presser, owner of the Big Fun toy store on Coventry Road in Cleveland, admits that snooping around other people’s homes to find items for his shop is one of the best parts of his job. “I used to go to 30 house sales a week,” Presser said during […]



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