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‘Elle’s Enchanted Forest’ hopes to grow support with 5k run

By Sue Botos Rocky River Ann Butler’s dream of a playground where all children and families can play together is coming closer to reality, but the Rocky River mom says there is still plenty of work to do. “The final design is done,” Butler said, explaining that, so far, over $140,000 has been raised for […]

Local farmers markets turn over a new leaf with music, art and more

Westshore By Sue Botos Farmers markets are blossoming into more than a place to nab fresh veggies. Now they are often entertainment and social destinations offering music, art, chef demos and even a chance to meet live alpacas as well as to learn about healthy food options. Some are also open year-round, taking shelter inside […]

Teamwork is key for second try at NOACA funding

By Sue Botos Rocky River City officials are hoping the addition of another ingredient to an alphabet soup of acronyms will stir up funds for Center Ridge Road signalization improvements. One year ago, safety-service Director Mary Kay Costello applied for a $2,310,000 grant from NOACA’s (Northern Ohio Area Coordinating Agency) Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement […]

Rocky River-Nepal connection: Cleveland Clinic doctor goes home to help with Nepal earthquake relief

By Sue Botos Rocky River Cleveland Clinic physician Rajesh Pandey, M.D., was in San Diego for a conference when his brother and a cousin, also living in the U.S., called on April 25 with news of a devastating earthquake that had struck their home country of Nepal. Although busy in the neonatology fellowship program of […]