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Local students make history at National History Day

By Sue Botos Rocky River History projects have definitely evolved beyond pictures taped to poster board. Students from Rocky River Middle School and Lutheran West High School made history themselves, recently, using websites and multimedia presentations to win recognition at the National History Day Contest on March 15 at the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS). [...]

Cartoonist draws a crowd to share his ‘Pearls’ of wisdom

By  Sue Botos Rocky River Cartoonist Stephan Pastis is the first to admit that one of the best parts of his job is getting complaints from those who are offended by his edgy, often politically incorrect comic strip, “Pearls Before Swine.” But his fans outnumber his critics, judging from the standing-room-only crowd of over 400 [...]

Artists ride the wave of popular sea glass design

By Sue Botos Westshore Most residents of the Lake Erie shore have probably spent time during the summer collecting beach glass, those colorful nuggets worn smooth by years of sand and surf. Usually, these treasures are collected in a jar as a reminder of warmer days. But jewelry artists Eva Sherman and Beth Martin have [...]

‘Gilded Age’ author puts in a good word for Cleveland in debut novel

Rocky River By Sue Botos Author Claire McMillan describes herself as a “recovering attorney,” but she could also add “Cleveland Ambassador” to her resume. The native of Pasadena, Calif., who now calls her husband’s family farm near Cleveland home, told an audience at the Rocky River Public Library that she saw the city as the [...]