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Big Chili Cook-off benefits Ranger Education Foundation

The seventh annual Big Chili Cook-off takes place at Around the Corner in Lakewood on Feb. 28, beginning at 5 p.m. A $10 ticket, available in advance or at the door, buys you unlimited chili, a Coors Light and a vote for best chili. Cash prizes for entries include $200 for the Judges’ Choice and […]

‘Animal Attractions’ attracts zoo supporters

Although it started out as a way to get young professionals to support the Cleveland Zoological Society, “Animal Attractions” has grown into an annual sold-out event. This year, about 500 guests of all ages met at the zoo’s rainforest to hear about the love lives of the residents.The night and the topic appealed to young […]

Beck’s ‘Dogfight’ evokes Vietnam era

The Beck Center for the Arts continues its drama season with “Dogfight,” a musical we would be unlikely to see anywhere else. The production evokes selected elements of the war in Vietnam just as the conflict was starting. That it is set in San Francisco magnifies the imagery: San Francisco was the epicenter of the […]

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers sprouts up in Rocky River

By Cynthia Schuster-Eakin From a single location with roots in the hippie culture of the 1970s, the Atlanta-based Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has grown over 40 years to become a nationwide chain. Each Mellow Mushroom franchise is locally owned and operated. A brand-new Mellow Mushroom restaurant has recently sprouted in Rocky River. The owners are […]

 

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