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One World Shop pays it forward as it gives back

By Sue Botos Rocky River Sales associate Holly Gigante is a whirlwind as she gives a visitor a tour of the One World Shop. She points out jewelry made of pop cans and picture frames and “dancing dragons” fashioned from bicycle chains. “Our mission is to provide goods made by fair trade workers so they [...]

Rocky River band marches to the beat of success

By Sue Botos Rocky River (Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part story about the Rocky River High School marching band.) Rocky River High School band director Kirk Taylor is a man in motion, especially during marching band season. He starts when he arrives at the school, usually before 7 a.m., with his [...]

First-ever Cleveland Down syndrome event set for Oct. 20

By Sue Botos Westshore The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio (USOD) is partnering with the city of Cleveland to host the inaugural Cleveland Down Syndrome Day on Oct. 20 at Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Ave. E., from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will feature a salute to the work and progress [...]

City officials reassured of Whole Foods’ commitment despite work slowdown

By Sue Botos Rocky River An apparent work slowdown at the site of the Whole Foods market on Detroit Road has residents starving for answers. But city officials say that the green grocery store will honor its commitment to completing the building in the River Square Shopping Plaza. The way had been cleared for construction [...]