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After 100 years, Marlen Fine Jewelers still one of Rocky River’s gems

By Sue Botos Rocky River Just like his dad Frank, Andrew Eilberg did not begin his working career by taking a shine to the family jewelry business. After graduating from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, the younger Eilberg secured a job with Standard & Poor’s, but soon found that the world of [...]

New Goldwood playground is a hit with kids of all ages

By Sue Botos Rocky River Even though the start of classes was less than a week away, dozens of children and their parents were glad to take a break in their back-to-school preparations to celebrate the grand opening of the new Goldwood Primary School playground on Friday under sunny summer skies. While kids jumped, climbed, [...]

Heroin still taboo among teens, but is marijuana a stepping stone for risk takers?

By Sue Botos Westshore According to those who knew him, Robby Brandt was a typical teenager with an infectious smile and an appetite for taking risks. Like many teens, Robby experimented with marijuana. But after having his wisdom teeth removed during his sophomore year at Olmsted Falls High School, he became addicted to painkillers. He [...]

Pearl of the Orient celebrates 30 years of bringing authentic Asian cuisine to the West Side

By Sue Botos Rocky River George Hwang, owner of Pearl of the Orient, a mainstay of the Beachcliff Market Square, keeps a plaque reading “Be thankful” on his office desk at the restaurant. “That’s my best motto,” said Hwang, noting in a recent interview that he has had plenty to be thankful for. It’s this [...]