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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Rooftop Garden on E.4th!

Greenhouse Tavern has not only been one of the newest faces on the Downtown dining scene over the past couple years, but it has become one of the freshest (literally).

Last week, the restaurant announced a new rooftop garden that will grow herbs and vegetables for the use in the restaurant’s dishes. This new move is an innovative step in building on the Tavern’s principles of local food sourcing. Even the composition of the gardens speaks to head chef Jonathan Sawyer’s commitment to holistic sustainability — The dirt used in the gardens is actually the product of compost from the restaurant’s left over food waste.

Open Season for Downtown’s Floating Museums!

Both the Steamship William G. Mather and the USS Cod pen for the season on May 1!
Steamship William G. Mather:

Guests will soon once again get the opportunity to discover what life was like aboard a working Great Lakes freighter, the William G. Mather! This spring and summer, visitors will be able to explore the 1925-built Mather from bow to stern and see its huge cargo holds, brass and oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters and four-story engine room. Visitors can walk the decks and marvel at the “engineering firsts” that helped transform Northeast Ohio into a great industrial center. Admission to the Mather is $6.95 for adults/5.95 for seniors/$4.95 for ages 2-18

This Saturday, the steamship will be the location for the May Cleveland Sketch Crawl. Anyone who loves to draw is welcome to attend. For more details, click here.

Take A Hike’s 2nd Year Begins Saturday

Take A Hike is back for another great summer! Last summer, over 2600 attendees enjoyed a Take A Hike Tour. This year, the free tours are back and have added a 4th tour.

Starting this Saturday May 1 (through September 12, 2010), enjoy four unique guided walking tours complete with actors and actresses portraying historic Clevelanders, including Alan Freed, Daniel Burnham, Mrs. Alfred Kelley, John D. Rockefeller, Garrett Morgan, Frances Payne Bolton and Mayor Tom Johnson.

Rock Hall Benefit at Public Auditorium

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host the 8th annual It’s Only Rock and Roll Spring Benefit on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 8 p.m. at the historic Public Hall at the Cleveland Convention Center. The proceeds from the benefit support the Museum’s award-winning educational programming, which explores the impact that modern music has had on our culture, politics and society and reaches 50,000 students and educators on site and at great distances each year (check out more on the Rock Hall’s education outreach programs at

Intl Fair Trade Day Event on May 6th

On Thursday May 6, fair trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages Cleveland will present a powerful evening with best selling author Loung Ung. The event is free and open to the public.

Ung, who survived Cambodia’s killing fields as a young child more than 30 years ago to eventually move to Shaker Heights, Ohio, has become an internationally celebrated human rights activist and author of a national best-selling memoir, “First they Killed My Father”. Despite the despair and isolation of her childhood, Ung now shares her story of triumph with an attitude of hope and humility. She has appeared on National Public Radio, The Today Show, Nightline and has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post and the London Sunday Times.

The Playoffs are Back!

Tomorrow, the Cavs’ playoff run begins! And the center of all the excitement is the heart of Downtown. Watch as E. 4th Street and the Historic Gateway Neighborhood
transforms into “Playoffville,” Terminal Tower lights up in Wine & Gold, Tower City Center gets decked out for the Cavs, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame displays “All Together” on its rooftop as Cleveland Gets Ready Together for this weekend’s tipoff of the 2010 NBA Playoffs!

Welcome Flaming Ice Cube To Cleveland!

Hello! I am finally back in Cleveland after three months in Sydney, Australia where I have brought back some wonderful inspiration. I figured I should post an update about earlier mentions of The Flaming Ice Cube so here goes…. When I first invited the owners of Flaming Ice Cube to swing over from Youngstown to [...]

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24 Hours Living in Downtown Cleveland video

Back in December, I shot some video footage with Ellen Evans and Julie Iselin as part of an idea Ellen had to show what living downtown is really like.  Well, four months later, that video is finally online. Check out 24 Hours Living In Downtown Cleveland to see the short walks home from work real [...]

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