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New St. Raphael church to be blessing for generations, pastor says

During the dedication Mass, Bishop Richard Lennon prayed over and blessed several parts of the new church, including the lectern, the organ, the baptismal font and the presider’s chair. Later, the bishop anointed and blessed the altar in a side chapel, to be called the Franciscan Chapel. Lennon also anointed the walls of the church with holy oil at four locations.

Saturday reception caps annual arts show

Artists entered works in five categories – oil/acrylic, watercolor, drawing, charcoal/pastel, and photography. Prizes of $100 will be given to first-place artists, with $50 going to second-place finishers. For the first time this year, categories were divided into two divisions, professional and amateur.

Austrian royal jewel sparkles again in story of daring heist by Rocky River author

By Sue Botos Rocky River It may be the dream of many journalists to interview a real internationally known thief. But that’s exactly what writer Jennifer Bowers Bahney had the chance to do while researching her book “Stealing Sisi’s Star: How a Master Thief Nearly Got Away with Austria’s Most Famous Jewel.” “I’m a history […]

Magnificat students ‘nail it’ when it comes to Habitat for Humanity home

  Rocky River By Sue Botos While other teens were working a summer job or enjoying freedom from school, several Magnificat High School students were literally building a resume of community service. On June 30, July 21 and Aug. 11, teams of six young volunteers honed their home improvement skills and learned new ones as […]