By Kevin Kelley Westlake Although she’s the 2016 International Rose of Tralee, Maggie McEldowney likely won’t be partying too hard on St. Patrick’s Day. She’ll be running in a half marathon March 18 in Ireland to raise money for charity. Athletics has always been a big part of the her life, McEldowney said. The Chicago […]
By Sue Botos Rocky River Growing up in Rocky River during the late 1940s and 1950s is one of the biographical threads noted journalist and author Kenneth Woodward weaves through his book “Getting Religion: Faith, Culture and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama.” “I think of the book as a […]
By Sue Botos Rocky River With his white beard and jovial manner, Fr. Greg Boyle resembles Santa Claus. The similarity is even stronger when former gang members talk about the gift the Jesuit priest and his organization Homeboy Industries have given them: respect and opportunity. Boyle, along with two participants, or “Homies” from his Los […]
The Ohio Rose of Tralee selection ceremony returns to Westlake Saturday evening after taking place the past two years at the West Side Irish American Club in Olmsted Falls. The selection program will be one of the first major events to take place in Crocker Park’s new Market Square pavilion.