www.oldbrooklyn.com September 2009 Volume 31; Number 7 Ben Franklin Garden/gardeners’ winnings at the County Fair The Community Garden Lisa Young is the Garden Committee’s Sandy Worona of OBCDC’s staff made by John Jenkins secretary and one of the best-kept secrets of our signs and labels, with last-minute assis- The Cuyahoga County Fair has been an the garden. She has been a gardener for the tance from Sheila Walter, also of OBCDC. important summer event for the last 113 past thirty years (she started when she was in The garden committee plans to enter years. Many Ben Franklin gardeners, kindergarten at Ben Franklin School). Lisa’s the Fair again next year. Our goal is to win myself included, have been exhibiting pro- love of gardening continued to increase with first place with a 100-point score. duce at the Fair for decades and have won age. Her working hours are spent as legal blue (the top prize) as well as red, white and secretary for the law firm of Buckley King; yellow ribbons in the vegetable and/or fruit after work she heads to Ben Franklin for R The Community Gardeners categories, floral displays and & R and some weed-pulling for exercise. by Tom Sargent preserved/canned foods categories.. The County Fair rules require a mini- firstname.lastname@example.org Finding the experience stimulating, I mum of five gardeners for a Community have for some years recommended that Ben Garden. This year we had nineteen partici- Once again, Benjamin Franklin Franklin Community Garden enter the Fair pants, nearly four times the number needed. Community Garden gardeners gave a great as a Community Garden. In the summer of Lisa and Jeff gathered the vegetables and accounting of themselves at the recently 2008, Tom Sargent, the garden coordinator, coordinated this year’s display. concluded 2009 Cuyahoga County Fair. took the initiative and approached six or We were overwhelmed with donations Veteran “Benji” gardeners and Fair seven gardeners to donate some of their veg- and we had more produce than we had participants Ed Rompala, Jeff Kostura, etables for a Community Garden entry. To assigned space to exhibit, even though we Linda Dole, Jim and Ken Lewandowski, our delight, we won the First Place Blue received permission to use three feet of floor Teresa Clark and Donna Lenz, Kim Ribbon for our efforts. space. The variety of produce was broad, Hageman and Neal Wilds garnered a total This year, the Ben Franklin Garden the selection diverse, and the quantity large. of ninety-one ribbons. Included in these Operating Committee voted to again enter Selecting the items to display was a difficult numbers were thirty-four Blue Ribbons The County Fair as a Community Garden. task but we tried to feature something from (First Place), twenty-nine Red Ribbons Lisa Young was appointed the team leader each donor. The theme of our display was (Second Place), seventeen White Ribbons and Jeff Kostura the assistant team leader. Benjamin Franklin Community Garden - (Third Place), and eleven Green Ribbons Their job was to organize and coordinate our Diverse Producers of Vegetables. (Honorable Mention). entry. We’ve now won first place two years in Ed Rompala, competing in both the Jeff Kostura was featured as “Gardener a row. (Is that an indication of a trend?) The Open and Senior Divisions, won three Blue of the Month” in a past edition of the Old prize/premium amounted to $100. We were Ribbons for his house plants, white potatoes awarded 96 points (out of 100), and the Photo by Rosemarie Jenkins Brooklyn News. and beets. He also won four Red and three Our first-place Community Garden display. White Ribbons for a total of ten awards. Ward redistricting changes apparent judge(s)’ written comments were “appearance Competing in the Open Division, gar- of produce healthy”; “very well prepared and dener Jeff Kostura garnered nine Blue in upcoming primary/general elections cleaned”; “ love the variety”; “love the inte- Ribbons, five Red Ribbons, two White gration of flowers and tools”; “very much so Ribbons and two Green Ribbons for a total by Lynette Filips representative of a community garden”. of eighteen Ribbons. email@example.com The Garden Committee thanks all those The Father/Son duo of Jim and Ken who donated produce, materials, labels, time Lewandowski, both experienced gardeners By now, all Brooklyn Centre residents and labor. Special thanks to Mary Ann and Fair participants, received a total of and many Old Brooklyn residents have Young (Lisa’s mother) for the very generous twenty-four awards for vegetables grown at probably received postcards from Cleveland Brian Cummins has decided to run in donation of fabrics for the display, and to Benjamin Franklin Garden. Counted among City Council notifying them of changes in the new Ward 14, the neighborhood in which Lisa Young and Jeff Kostura for their time these were eleven Blue Ribbons, eight Red the ward lines which will affect them in the Ribbons, four White Ribbons and one Green he and his family reside. Because six other and efforts. upcoming primary election on September individuals have decided that they would Produce was donated by Phyllis Crespo, Ribbon. 8th and the general election on November Once again displaying her canning and also like the same position, Brian and they Mary Jo Fodor, Clarence Eastwood, Joyce 3rd. will be in the primary election on September Halasa, Mark Tapajna, Kim Hageman, David preserving prowess as well as her vegetable As a result of voter approval of a char- 8th. Kuebler, Neal Wilds, Jeff Kostura, John growing skills, Linda Dole won three Blue ter amendment on last November’s ballot, The others who are vying for the new Jenkins, Hallie Forcino, Tracey Nichols, Ribbons, five Red Ribbons, one White and the current Wards 15 and 16 in Old Brooklyn Ward 14 spot are Joe Santiago, the current Kimberly Repinski, Lisa Young, Tom one Green Ribbon, for a total of ten ribbons. and Brooklyn Centre are being restructured Teresa Clark and co-gardener Donna Ward 14 councilperson; Nelson Cintron, Sargent, Bill Wallace, Galen and Debbie and renumbered. The changes which Lenz were awarded a total of six ribbons, Jr. (the former, two-term Ward 14 coun- Alexander, and Denise Wiltsie. (Excess pro- reduced the number of Cleveland City cilperson); Rick Nagin, a writer and former duce and any items still fresh after the Fair two of which were Blue, and four Red. Council seats by two will go into effect on See County Fair winnings page 4 Cleveland City Council aide; James were donated to a hunger center.) January 4th, 2010. On that date, Ward 16, currently repre- D’Amico, a former Cleveland Municipal sented by Councilman Kevin Kelley, will Court deputy bailiff; Moises Torres, a for- mer City contract compliance officer; and Happy Labor Day! become Ward 13. Ward 15, currently repre- Gary Horvath, a boxing coach. Only two Cleveland National Air Show - Sat., Sept. 5 Inside the OBN sented by Councilman Brian Cummins, will of them — the victors in the September 8th - Mon., Sept. 7; Burke Lakefront Airport, be eliminated, with the constituents divided election — will be running against each Downtown. Community Spotlight; Desk of among four other wards — the new Ward other in November. Cleveland Peace Show - Mon., Sept. 7; 12 the Executive Director 2 13, the new Ward 3 (currently Ward 13), Ward 14 (this Ward number will remain Joe Cimperman, the current Ward 13 noon, Free Stamp, Willard Park, E. 9th St. & Councilperson, will also be representing part Lakeside Ave., Downtown News & Events; Community unchanged) and Ward 12 (this Ward number of Brooklyn Centre in January. Because he Meetings 3 will also remain unchanged). 54th Annual Hungarian Scout Festival - The new Ward 13 will stretch a bit is running unopposed, he, like Councilman Sun., Sept. 6, 1 - 11 pm, German Central Kelley, will not be in the primary election OBCDC House on Tampa; north of the old Ward 16 to also include the Park, 7863 York Rd., Parma. and will be listed by himself on the Brooklyn Centre Naturalists 4 Zoo and surrounding areas. Octoberfest - Fri., Sept. 4 - Mon., Sept. 7; The new Ward 3 will run north to Lake November ballot as the sole candidate for Cuyahoga County Fair Grounds, Berea. the new Ward 3. Town Crier; St. Procop Closing 5 Erie (downtown, Tremont) and the part of Polish Cultural Festival - Fri., Sept. 4 - Brooklyn Centre east of Pearl/West 25th St., The Ward 12 councilman, Anthony Sun., Sept. 6; St. John Cantius Church, Commercial News 6 south to Henninger Ave. Brancatelli, will not need to be on the pri- Tremont. The new Ward 14 will add Brooklyn mary election ballot either, because only one person is running against him. Olga St, Elias Church Festival - Fri., Sept. 4 - Community Toolbox 7 Centre on the west side of Pearl Rd., south to Mon., Sept. 7; 8023 Memphis Ave.; the Zoo, to the former Ward 14, which cov- Sarbinowska, from Slavic Village, will be on the ticket in November. Brooklyn. ered the Clark-Metro area. Italian American Article; In addition to their Cleveland City St. Rocco’s Festival - Thur., Sept. 3 - Mon., Theater Notes 8 In addition to Slavic Village, the new Council representatives, Brooklyn Centre Sept. 7; St. Rocco Church, 3205 Fulton Rd., Ward 12 will cover the southeast corner of Near Westside and Old Brooklyn residents who vote in the Family Fun 9 the old Ward 15, including the South Hills area. primary election will also be interested in Taste of Cleveland - Fri., Sept. 4 - Mon., Sept. 7; the five mayoral candidates for the City of Time Warner Cable Amphitheater, Tower Senior & Church Notes 10 Because he is running unopposed, Cleveland. In addition to incumbent Frank City. Kevin Kelley will not be on the ballot in the Jackson, Kimberly Brown, LaVerne Veterans Memorial Bridge and Subway Classified & Service Directory 11 primary election, but he will be listed as the sole choice for the Council seat in the new Jones Gore, Robert Kilo and Bill Patmon Tours - Sat., Sept. 5th, 9 am - 3 pm; northeast See Ward redistricting page 4 corner of W. 25th St. & Detroit Ave. Photos of Summer Events 12 Ward 13 in the general election. PAGE 2 OLD BROOKLYN NEWS SEPTEMBER 2009 From the desk of the executive director by Robyn Sandys firstname.lastname@example.org Two volunteers contribute to I would gather that no one can believe the months of July and August is behind us for this involved in a process. success of rain barrel program year. Am I the only one who thinks that time is moving faster and faster, like a wind turbine And boy did people get involved. The spinning from a giant lakeshore gust! I under- process included participants presenting their by Lori A. Peterson scious.” Because of his full-time job and his stand that happens as we age, since I am writ- ideas on various routes to sustainability. One email@example.com familial obligations, he is installing the divert- ing this on my 57th birthday (no I am not group presented on how to make Cleveland ers in his spare time. embarrassed to announce my age although more reliant on local produce grown both in If the level of interest in rain barrels is any OBCDC had over 120 names on the rain the City, suburbs and the countryside. They maybe I should be) I can attest to the fact that indication, then Old Brooklyn and Brooklyn barrel list and coordinated the installation of borrowed a motorized cart from the life catapults us forward whether we like it or Centre are very environmentally conscious. the diverters and rain barrels with the home- Convention center, decorated and loaded it up not in directions that we think we have control The City of Cleveland’s Office of owner, the City of Cleveland and the volunteer with pretend fruits and vegetables made out of over and at a pace that moves faster than a road Sustainability, the Northeast Ohio Regional (sometimes resulting in a logistical nightmare). balloons and pipe cleaners. They then floated it runner. Also as we age we reflect on our work, Sewer District (NEORSD) and Green City Blue The residents on the list who were unable to by the audience as they presented how by 2019 family, and personal accomplishments. Lake Institute (GCBL) allowed each neighbor- get rain barrels this year will be moved up the the entire City will be fed with produce pro- Last week I attended the Sustainable hood to receive 20 rain barrels. However, due list for next year. With any luck next year, we duced right here and most likely in part from Cleveland 2019 Summit which was designed to the keen interest, long waiting list, lack of will be able to get 80 rain barrels! our very own Ben Franklin Garden. to bring people together to help build interest in other neighborhoods and exceptional If you are interested in learning more I hope you get the picture. In a follow up Cleveland’s future. Sustainability can mean volunteers, the Old Brooklyn Community about volunteer opportunities that can benefit letter from Mayor Jackson he indicated that different things and can be hard to define. “The Development Corporation (OBCDC) obtained the community, please call Lori Peterson at there will be numerous opportunities for you most popular definition of sustainability can be 60 rain barrels! 216-459-1000. (all) to remain engaged to help us transform traced to a 1987 UN conference. It defined sus- Youth from Youths Opportunities Cleveland’s economy and make Cleveland a tainable developments as those that “meet Unlimited (Y.O.U.) worked for the City of green city on a blue lake. I love that motto. present needs without compromising the Cleveland to build and install rain barrels for When I learn more on how to get involved I ability of future generations to meet their area residents at no charge. And two very hard- will let you know. If you go to the City of needs”(WECD, 1987). Robert Gillman, editor working and dedicated volunteers in the Old Cleveland’s home page, http://www.city.cleve- of the In Context magazine, extends this goal Brooklyn neighborhood installed the diverters. land.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home you will oriented definition by stating “sustainability None of this would have been possible learn more about this event. Also check out the refers to a very old and simple concept (The without the help of these two volunteers. They Mayor’s tour of the Ben Franklin Community Golden Rule)...do onto future generations as installed the diverters in their free time and Garden on August 15th It was the first and you would have them do onto you.” (Quoted used their expertise and equipment. main stop on the Urban Harvest Garden Tour. from the following web site Ed Persinger of E & S Construction and a Photos from that event are in this issue of the http://www.arch.wsu.edu/09%20publications/s lifetime resident of Old Brooklyn installed the paper. There is also a story on the garden win- ustain/defnsust.htm) first 24 diverters for Old Brooklyn and ning the Blue Ribbon for best Community This event was an accomplishment for the Brooklyn Centre residents. In the sweltering Garden at the 2009 Cuyahoga County Fair. City and I was glad I participated. It was excit- heat and between rain drops he spent two days What an amazing accomplishment. Kudos to ing to be there with 500 or more colleagues and cutting downspouts and installing the diverters. all involved. friends from the Cleveland area. I have known Ed has actually volunteered with OBCDC Coming up in September is the start of the Mayor and his immediate staff and depart- for the past two years. In 2007, he painted a rehab work on our Tampa home, article on ment heads for a long time from working in the senior citizen’s entire house and paid two of page 4. In October on the 1st is our community development field over the past 12 his employees to assist him. Ed grew up in Old Community Picnic at Brookside Reservation. years. This event was one of the best contribu- Brooklyn and purchased a condemned house Please join us for good food, fun and friends. tions they have made to this City. It was a for- next door to his parents to rehabilitate it and Also in October on the 20th is our Annual ward thinking creative explosion of ideas. I move into. It is residents like him who make Meeting, more on that in the October OBN. was so impressed with the intelligence and Old Brooklyn a better place to live. Continually check out our Facebook page energy in the room from people who really Michael Munoz, another outstanding vol- under Old Brooklyn Community Development care about our future. The summit used a unteer and Old Brooklyn resident, is donating Photo by Lori Peterson Corporation. Until next month, have a happy process called Appreciative Inquiry, which is a his time and energy to install the remaining 40 September! Ed Persinger installs a diverter at the fancy name for getting people motivated and diverters. He works for Reader Tinning and Roofing and feels that it his “privilege to install Benjamin Franklin Community Garden. Photo by, Steve Gusky the diverters especially if so many people are Because of the large amount of water needed to City of Cleveland photographer interested in being environmentally con- irrigate all the gardens, the City of Cleveland gave Ben Franklin four rain barrels. OLD BROOKLYN NEWS 3344 Broadview Rd. 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Other Sponsored by Friends of Big Creek. One hour tours acre grounds. Learn crafts with hands-on Bedford Reservation, Hemlock Creek Picnic outreach services available; call for details. with representatives of five different types of urban instruction. Tickets $2.50 children 6 - 11, $9 area, off Button Rd. east of Dunham Rd. in wetland projects, one potential restoration area & adults12- 59, & $8 seniors 60 & above. Walton Hills; 7 - 9:30 pm. Adults & children West Side Ecumenical Ministry (WSEM) one high quality rural wetland. Free & open to the Children 5 & younger free.Visit www.yan- 15 - 17 years old with an adult. Experience Enrolling for Early Childhood Education public (children accompanied by an adult). Rain or keepeddlerfestival.com for more info. escaping on the Underground Railroad. Space All locations for ages birth through age five. shine; dress for inclement weather. All tours begin limited; registration required - 216-341-3152. WSEM offers infant & toddler care, Head Start, at 6:30 pm. Monday, September 14th the Early Learning Initiative (ELI) program as Thurs., Sept. 3, Valley Forge High School, court- Cuyahoga Valley Genealogy Society Every Saturday well as a home-based program to meet the needs yard wetland, 9999 Independence Blvd., off York Independence Civic Center, White Oak Room, Brooklyn Centre Farmers Market of area families. WSEM offers free services to Rd., Parma Heights. Meet at front doors. 6363 Selig Blvd., 7:30 pm. Dianne Kauffman Convenient Food Mart, 3720 Denison Ave., eligible families, health & developmental Thurs, Sept 10, Brooklyn “Oxbow” area, potential speaking about “Women Spies in the Civil 10 am – 1pm. Cleveland Corner Store Project screenings, comprehensive services to address wetland restoration sites. Parking behind new War”. All welcome; coffee & refreshments sells fruits & vegetables from local farmers. educational, health, dental, nutrition, social, Brooklyn Fire Station, 8400 Memphis Ave. served. Call president John Stoika, 216-524- mental health & special needs. Variety of pro- Mon, Sept 14, Tinkers Creek headwaters, high 3472, for more info. Tuesdays, now thru October 20th gram options & locations. Accepts county quality wetland & vernal pools, Hudson-Aurora Tremont Farmers Market vouchers. Call 216-651-2037 for more info. Rd., 1 mile east of Stow Rd., next to Summit- Monday, September 14th Lincoln Park, 4:30 - 7:30 pm. Fruits, vegetables, Portage County line in Hudson. Square Dance Lesson eggs, cheese, honey, bread & more. Music, chef Ready, Set, Grow Preschool Tues., Sept. 22, Cleveland Metroparks Vernal Pool St. Paul Lutheran Church, 276 E. Bagley Rd, Berea. demos, nutrition info., local artisans. Located in Brooklyn Heights United Church of Enhancement Project, Brookside Reservation Good fun, good friends, good exercise. Help pre- Christ, 2005 W. Schaaf Rd. Ages 3 - 5. Learning ,Meadow-Ridge parking lot – Fulton Rd. & Park serve the national folk dance. Join the members of Sundays, now thru October & social skills for kindergarten readiness. Dr., north of Memphis Ave. Solo Squares & Pairs in lessons. First lesson free. Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Certified teachers. Registration fee, $25. Class Mon., Sept 28, Puritas Wetlands Project, wildlife Visit http://sites.google.com/site/solosquaredance- Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, municipal times, 9:20 - 11:20 am. Call 216-741-2280 for enhancement in a stormwater retention basin. club or call 440-234-1294 for more info. parking lot, W. 168th St. (off Lorain Ave.), Sun., more info. Parking on Coe Ave. & West 145th St., one block 10 am - 2 pm. Locally grown produce, breads & south of Puritas Ave. Saturday, September 19th baked goods, cheese, honey, jams & jellies, Our Lady of Good Counsel School Mon., Oct. 5. West Creek Reservation, created wet- 6th Annual Fall Festival herbs & flowering plants; changes as seasons’ Registration for Kindergarten & Preschool land. Entrance off Ridgewood Dr between Grace Church, 2503 Broadview Rd., 12 pm - 4 pm. bounty comes in from area farms & kitchens. Are you interested in an excellent Catholic Broadview & State Rds in Parma. Music, games, prizes, free food, inflatable games. Weekly demos from local & regional chefs, Education? Call now for a tour & registration packet For questions or to learn more about the Sept. Partnering with many community organizations to cooking school gurus & neighborhood gourmet for the upcoming 2009-2010 school year. Urban Wetlands Symposium visit: www.friendsof- make this a family event. Fire & police dept. to cooks, usually at 12:30 pm. Health education & Kindergarten registrants must be 5 yrs old by Sept. bigcreek.org or call Bob Gardin, 216-269-6472. teach on safety, nonprofit educational organizations wellness programs (yoga, chair massage, book 30, 2009. Cleveland Tutoring & Scholarship vouch- to educate parents re: importance of reading, med- signings or health screenings) most Sundays. ers are accepted as well as county vouchers for pre- Saturday & Sunday, September 5th & 6th ical & dental info stations. Call Charlie Collier, 216- Call 216-429-8200 for more info. school/after care. Call Ms. Patty at 216-741-3685 Wild Flowers - Native Plant Sale 661-8210, ext. 221, for more info. between 8:15 am & 2:30 pm for more info. Visit web- Archwood street fair, 10 am - 5- pm. Brooklyn Arthritis Foundation Has Answers! site www.olgoodcounsel.com for up to date info. Centre Naturalists native plant sale in front of Saturday, September 19th For questions about rheumatoid arthritis or the Brooklyn Memorial United Methodist Church. 5th Annual Rusyn Day Picnic more than 100 forms of arthritis call the Arthritis St. Leo Preschool Registrations Visit firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Shrine of Mariapoch, 17486 Mumford Rd, Answers helpline, 216-831-7000, ext. 114, or 2009-2010 School Year Burton, 2 - 8 pm (rain or shine); 2 pm Slavonic 800-245-2275, ext. 114. An Arthritis Answers St. Leo Preschool is located at 4940 Broadview Rd in Thursday, September 10th Liturgy followed by Panachida (Memorial information specialist can provide information the Parish Community Center. The preschool offers Antique Collectors Club Meeting Service), 3:30 - 8:30 pm. Rusyn performances; about free educational brochures; locations of tai programs for skill development & kindergarten readi- Busch Funeral meeting room, 7501 Ridge Rd., kitchen opens after liturgy; pirohy, kielbasa, chi, water & land-based series classes; details ness for 3 & 4 year-old children. A full-day 8 am.- 7 pm. Patt Papesh speaking about hatpins & hatpin haluski & bacon fry. Bring a dessert. about volunteer opportunities; chapter advocacy 2:30 pm. Mon. - Fri. program is available, with after holders; guests welcome. Children’s activities. Call Bonnie, 440-729- efforts; & special events. Visit www.arthritis.org. school care at an additional charge. In addition to the 2045 or Marcia, 440-331-3856, for more info. full day program, Mon., Wed., Fri. half-day classes Friday, September 11th Volunteers Needed for are available for 4 year-old children. Tues., Thurs., 10th Annual Playhouse Square District Block Saturday, September 26th Mentoring and Tutoring Program half-day classes are available for 3 year-old children. Party & Tour Migration Mania at the Dike 14 Nature Preserve Denison Elementary School, 3799 Denison Ave. Children must be of age by Sept. 30. County vouch- Star Plaza, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm. End of summer (one of Cleveland’s hidden treasures), Gordon Volunteer mentors & tutors needed for the ers are accepted. A $50 nonrefundable fee & a copy annual outdoor party for district neighbors, State Park area of Cleveland Lakefront State upcoming school year. The Experience Corps of the child's birth certificate are required at the time friends & co-workers. Business site tours, Park, E. 72nd St. & N. Marginal, 7:30 am - 2 tutoring & mentoring programs provide a great of registration. For more info., call Jeanne Sabol at entertainment & samplings from area restau- pm; free. Dike, normally closed to the public, is benefit to participating children & schools, as 216-661-5330. rants, grilling by Taste of Excellence, cash bar & home to over 280 of Ohio’s 431 identified bird well as to the volunteers giving of their time & food items from Johnsonville, Orlando, Shearers & species. Walking tours; one mile self-guided experience once or twice a week. Call Carol St. Mary Byzantine School Registration the Wyndham Hotel. Entertainment at Star Plaza hikes. Look for native Ohio plants, trees & ani- Hasek, Mentoring Coordinator, 216-391-9500, St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Elementary School, presented by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance mals; opportunity to access the lakefront. Visit ext. 125, for more info. 4600 State Rd., now accepting applications for pre- Sparx Concert Series, the official kick-off of the www.dike14.org for more info. school - grade 8. Before/after school services avail- Sparx City Hop. Block Party tour sites include WSEM Food Center able. Local tuition assistance available to all families; recently renovated Wyndham Cleveland Hotel at Saturday, Sept. 26th & Sunday, Sept. 27th WSEM Food Center at Brookside, 3784 Pearl participates in Cleveland Scholarship & Tutoring PlayhouseSquare, first floor space of Liggett Brooklyn Historical Society Rd., 216-749-4295. Food service available Program. Updated computer lab, interactive Smart Stashower, M Lang Attire & Lounge & a visit to the Shunpike Shoppe Sale Monday - Friday, 10 am - 2 pm. Resale shoppe Boards in all classroom, instrumental music & art Dance Showcase in the Ohio Theatre. Party guests At the Museum, 4442 Ridge Rd., Sat., 10 am - open Mon, Wed. & Fri., 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. instructor, athletics & more. Call 216-749-7980 or can win prizes of an “Overnight Theater Package 3 pm; Sun., noon - 3 pm. Hand-quilted "Patch Call 216-749-4295 for appointment for help visit www.smbyz.org. for Two” & clothing certificates from the Wyndham in Time" patchwork quilt raffle. Also herb & with completing food stamp applications or & M Lang. Tickets - $25, on sale at playhous- specialty breads, homemade bakery, herb vine- walk-in & ask to speak to an outreach advo- esquare.org or by calling 216-241-6000. gar, Amish jellies, hand-loomed rugs, pothold- er towels, plastic bag holders, knitted & fabric Sat. & Sun., September 12th - 27th Thirty-Sixth Annual Yankee Peddler Festival Clay's Park Resort, Canal Fulton. Entrances off scarves, handmade stationery, cloth purses, nursery crib/wall hangings, baby items, house- plants, perennials, bulbs, lavender & catnip Re-elect both State Rts. 93 & 21. 10:30 am - 6 pm. Visit pioneer America with master artists & crafters setting up rustic shops along streams & wood bags, fresh parsley & white elephants. Quilting & rug loom demonstrations; museum tours. Councilman Brancatelli for Ward 12 COMMUNITY MEETINGS on November 3rd Brooklyn Centre Community Association ing about his experiences photographing rock meeting, Sept. 24th (& every fourth Thurs.), and roll stars. Refreshments. Business meeting 6:30 pm, Brooklyn Memorial United Methodist Church, 2607 Archwood Ave. (cor- ner of Archwood and Pearl). follows. Prospective members welcome; call president Connie Ewazen, 398-8969, with ques- Honesty tions about the group. Brooklyn Centre Naturalists meeting, Sept. 12th, 2:30 pm. Cleveland Public Library, 3706 Pearl Rd.; topic - Action plan meeting for 2010; Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation board meeting, Sept. 22nd (& Commitment Tom Romito, facilitator. Contact Brooklyn every fourth Tues.), 7:30 pm, OBCDC meet- Centre Naturalists, email@example.com, ing room (3344 Broadview Rd., upstairs). Meetings open to public for review & com- Experience for more info. ments, but board reserves right to close por- Brooklyn Genealogy Club - Brooklyn Branch tions of meetings from public. Call 216-459- Cuyahoga County Public Library, 4480 Ridge 1000 to confirm date. Rd., Sat., Sept. 19th, 2 - 4 pm. Paul Hartman speaking about his German research experiences. Second District Police Community Relations meeting, Tues., Sept 8th (& every Knowledge Brooklyn Historical Society monthly meeting second Tues.), 7 pm, Applewood Center, 3518 at the museum, 4442 Ridge Rd., Wed., Sept. W. 25th St. 30th, 7 pm. Nick Jelenic speaking about "I Love Old Tube Radios". Vintage radios & Southwest Citizens Area Council meeting, Sept. 3rd (& every first Thurs.), 7 pm, Gino’s, "I am dedicated to serving ALL of Ward 12." books available for viewing & discussion. (If 1314 Denison Ave. you have an old one, bring it along.) Program followed by refreshments; all welcome. Call Ward 15 Democratic Club meeting, Tues., For a yard sign or to volunteer for the campaign, Barb, 216-941-0160, for more info. Sept. 22nd (& every fourth Tues.), 6:30 pm, Estabrook Recreation Center, 4125 Fulton Rd. please call 216-390-3154. Historical Society of Old Brooklyn meeting, 7 pm, Fri., Sept. 11, Pearl Road United Ward 16 Democratic Club meeting Tues., Methodist Church, 4200 Pearl Rd. (Use rear Sept. 15th (& every third Tues.), 7 pm, Gloria Paid for by Friends for Brancatelli, Clark Broida, Treasurer entrance off parking lot.) George Shuba speak Dei Lutheran Church, 5801 Memphis Ave. 6927 IndianaAve., Cleveland, Ohio 44105 PAGE 4 OLD BROOKLYN NEWS SEPTEMBER 2009 OBCDC’s house on Tampa ready for rehab Brooklyn Centre Naturalists learn "Thinking by Robyn Sandys firstname.lastname@example.org house with all new everything including the kitchen, bathrooms, carpeting, wood floors, Out of the Box" ways to create backyard habitats paint and so on. On the outside there will be a by Gloria Ferris flowers attract butterflies. An old cookie sheet Old Brooklyn Community Development new roof, as well as repairing the siding and or terra cotta saucer with a rock in the middle Corporation (OBCDC) owns a home at 2915 front porch area. The back yard is wonderful as The August meeting of Brooklyn Centre can be a water source. Dogwood trees and Tampa Ave., pictured with this article. It is an well with mature trees and just enough space Naturalists (BCN) was packed full of tips and berry bushes are good sources of cover. adorable bun- for a family and a tricks from Terry Duncan, a Certified Habitat Mature trees offer a place to raise young. galow with a pet, since the yard Steward volunteer for the National Wildlife The Brooklyn Centre Naturalists have lot more room is fenced. Federation. Terry shared easy and inexpensive teamed with Ohio Prairie Nursery to hold their inside than it To date several ways to transform backyards into wildlife habi- first NATIVE PLANT SALE on Labor Day seems because people have tats. weekend, Saturday, September 5th and the basement expressed interest Four things are needed to become a back- Sunday, September 6th at the Archwood Street adds two more in purchasing the yard habitat- - food, water, cover and a place to Fair. They'll be in front of Brooklyn Memorial rooms, a bath- home. The first step raise young. Terry's first and foremost tip was United Methodist Church's Habitat garden room, a laun- for those interested to begin thinking about the balance of nature between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. both dry room, and is to get pre- and how it all works together to form a work- days. plenty of stor- approved for a ing system. Plants native to Ohio are easy to grow, age space. mortgage. If any- For instance, one of the most effective and require low maintenance and provide many of There is also a one needs help with healthful ways to ban mosquitoes from back- the things needed to become a backyard habi- lot of light doing that, please yards is to invite birds and toads to lunch. tat. Anyone desiring more information about because it is A bungalow at 2915 Tampa Ave. is awaiting a new owner. contact the Old Many people think that adding a water feature the native plant sale or how to transform more of a walk- Brooklyn CDC. The such as a bird bath or small backyard pond his/her yard into a backyard habitat should down basement. There are two bedrooms and a expected price of the home will be in the low (which can be half a barrel above the ground or email email@example.com or call 216- bathroom on the first floor and an additional $60s, an incredible price for a like new home in sunken into the ground) will be a haven for 351-0254. bedroom or playroom on the second floor. a good safe neighborhood. mosquitoes. But actually, the opposite is true. In other BCN news, The Brooklyn Centre This month we will be starting extensive For further information contact OBCDC Creating a water source in a garden for the Naturalists are sponsoring a neighborhood tire rehab on the inside of the home. When com- at 216-459-1000 or email robyns@oldbrook- birds makes that garden become one of the clean up on Saturday and Sunday, September pleted it will be like living in a brand new lyn.com. birds' stops during their day. They will visit 26th & 27th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. frequently and eat the mosquitoes! Thus Residents can bring their unwanted tires and adding activity and beauty to a yard becomes tires from vacant lots in the neighborhood for an effective way to fight mosquitoes. disposal, to the Brooklyn Memorial United Old Brooklyn CDC When developing a backyard habitat, Memorial Church, 2705 Archwood Avenue, Now accepting think small and unique. A broken piece of pot- Cleveland, Ohio 44109. Please, no business's tery nestled in the corner of a garden can or garages. For more information, contact nominations for the become a home for a toad. Bright, colorful firstname.lastname@example.org Board of Directors County Fair winnings from front page The Old Brooklyn Community Development Board of Directors is now accepting nominations to The fair entries from the garden of the fill seats that will be vacated by the Directors whose terms end this fall. Please submit your contact infor- mation (including email) and a biography of yourself to: Rev. Neal Wilds resulted in a total of nine rib- Old Brooklyn CDC, 3344 Broadview Rd. Cleveland, OH 44109 bons. He received one Blue Ribbon, three Red Attention: Lynea M. Reindel Ribbons, five White and five Green Ribbons. You may fax the information to 216-459-1741 or email email@example.com. There are Kim Hageman, the grower of large 3 categories: residential, commercial and institutional. watermelons, one of which was featured in the For further information about the CDC, please go to www.oldbrooklyn.com. The Board of Benjamin Franklin Garden entry in the Directors link includes a copy of the CDC's Code of Regulations which describes the criteria for each Community Garden competition, amassed a category. Additional information will also be posted in upcoming editions of the Old Brooklyn News. total of nine ribbons, five of which were Blue. You must also be a member in good standing, which means your membership dues are up to She also received two White and two Red date. Membership information is also available on the web site. Ribbons. Noticeably absent from this Fair competi- tion was Bill Wallace, who in years past has Joe Gigante & Sons accumulated hundreds of awards, including many Best of Shows. Bill is still gardening and still donating hundreds of pounds of his veg- t t 4 Generations of Gigantes etables to Senior Center Resources. He indi- cated that he may enter next year’s event. in Old Brooklyn Ward redistricting from front page Photo by Johanna Hamm would like to be mayor of Cleveland. Only “Farmer Matt” is a regular at the Brooklyn two of them will be on the November ballot, Centre Farmers Market on Saturdays from and the September 8th primary will decide 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Convenient Food which two. Mart, 3720 Denison Ave. The wide selection Voters need to know their correct ward, of locally grown produce is fresh and eco- precinct and voting location before election nomically priced. day because they are required to vote in their correct voting location and precinct. To see the exact Ward boundaries as In addition to the postcard from the City, defined by the City of Cleveland’s redistrict- all voters affected by these changes will also be ing map, visit www.clevelandcitycouncil.org. receiving a Voter Location Notification (Voters who do not have computer access (V.L.N.) card from the Cuyahoga County should call the Voter Information Hotline, 216- Board of Elections informing them of their 443-3298, and ask for their ward, precinct and new precinct, and in some cases, their new voting location.) ward and/or voting location. Both the changes in the size of Cleveland Voters can also confirm their precinct and City Council and the number of precincts are Front row L - R: Tom, Mark, Joe, Max the dog, Andrea, Joey voting location by visiting the Cuyahoga designed to save government funds. The Back row L -R: Anthony & Uncle George County Board of Elections website at precinct reduction program alone is expected RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL www.boe.cuyahogacounty.us. Click on the to lower the cost of elections for municipalities blue “Voters” button and following the and Cuyahoga County by over $2,000,000. In prompts to find the voting location and January, 2009, there were 1,436 precincts in DRIVEWAYS precinct information. New precinct maps can Cuyahoga County. That number is being WATERPROOFING also be found on the website. reduced to approximately 1,100 precincts. 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Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9-5 SEPTEMBER 2009 OLD BROOKLYN NEWS PAGE 5 What I’m hearing from friends who sub- offensive merchandise is allowed. shown “dependability, cooperation, leadership, scribe to the Sun is that there’s no news about Parking for customers is available on the patriotism, and clean speech and habits” are Old Brooklyn in it (except for garage sale ads). street or in the nearby lots at Rite Aid and Cody Beyer, Michael Cray, Brittany When resident Old Brooklyn resident Lorene Cavalon Cleaners. DiSiena, Amanda Hahn, Alex Jovanovic, Bowles called the Sun to inquire, she was told To reserve a space or for more informa- Gabrielle Jurcak, Jordan Krueger, Bethany that due to further budget cuts, Brooklyn, but tion, call Fred at 216-401-7671. Mackey, Adam Storc, Brianne Yarborogh not Old Brooklyn, would be included in the As usual, school is back in session and we and Chris Zimmer. Independence/Parma edition. are still mentioning student awards from the We’ll try to seriously catch up with more stu- The Sun cited the poor economy and last academic year. This month we’ll share dent news next month, and we also want to report fewer ads from local businesses as a reason for some of the news St. Leo the Great School about some of the new church congregations their consolidation. While we at the Old sent to us -- which have been opening in our neighborhood. Brooklyn News are still receiving adequate ad The Western Reserve Society of the Sons Please send whatever information you have about Toward the beginning of the summer, support, this is a good time to remind readers to of the American Revolution gives a Good those topics or anything else to: Lynette Filips, when it seemed like really warm days would patronize our local businesses. And the situa- Citizenship award to eighth graders. This year, The Town Crier, c/o the Old Brooklyn News, 3344 never come, I heard someone quip that it would tion at the Sun seems to increase our obligation the St. Leo students whom they determined had Broadview Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44109. “probably get hot when it was time for the kids to get neighborhood information to you. to go back to school.” It looks like that may be just what hap- In last month’s OBN I mentioned an idea which Jack Amburgey had for an indoor flea Farewell to our neighbor, St. Procop Church pened, but I won’t complain. A late-arriving market at his Gavin Lee Party Center, by Lynette Filips summer may mean that autumn and winter will requesting that interested individuals call him. firstname.lastname@example.org men’s shelter named Procop House which be late in arriving, too. So plant some fast - Although he has received some calls, Jack operates in St. Procop’s former convent. growing seeds and hope for a cool-weather would still like to hear from more people, so The tears continue to flow in the ongoing St. Augustine Church in Tremont has taken Indian summer crop next month. we repeat his phone number this month -- 216- saga of Roman Catholic church closings across on the responsibility of St. Procop’s soup In more than one column this year I’ve 533-4893. the Diocese. Although the ultimate reality of a kitchen and a United Church of Christ near St. written about new publications which have Meanwhile, right down the street, Fred church actually closing its doors forever has Procop’s has agreed to host the AA meetings been popping up in Brooklyn Centre, Tremont Manson of Fred’s Breads, 2330 Broadview not yet hit Old Brooklyn or Brooklyn Centre, which had been meeting there. and Ohio City. Just recently I’ve become Rd., has been thinking along the same lines. this weekend it will be affecting one of our Although the St. Procop community is aware of another which isn’t so new but is After securing a variance from the Board of closest neighbors. After 117 years of spiritual small, they’d managed to pay all their bills, nonetheless worthy of mention. Zoning Appeals, he hosted his first outdoor and physical ministry, St. Procop Church, 3181 both their assessments to the Diocese and their The new-to-me quarterly, published in flea market on Sunday, August 23rd. To get the W. 41st St., will say its final prayers on the other obligations. But given the size of their February, May, August and September, is ball rolling, last week and this upcoming west side of Cleveland. extraordinarily beautiful, Italian-Byzantine Kamm’s Corner’s Magazine. It’s put out by Sunday, too, Fred offered vendors free space. Bishop Richard Lennon will be at St. style church and all the other large buildings on Kamm’s Corner’s Development Fees will begin in September. Procop’s on Sunday, August 30th, to offer the their property, their winter heating bills were Corporation. Weather permitting, Fred will be operat- 9:30 Mass which will officially close the astronomical. More and more it’s obvious that ing the flea market from April through parish. By then, all St. Procop’s sacramental After their closing was initially announced Community Development Corporations October. Although he didn’t have a full house records will have been sent downtown to the and their appeal to Bishop Lennon denied, St. (CDCs) know -- Kamm’s for seventeen years-- the first Sunday, his parking lot can accommo- Diocesan Archives for safekeeping. Procop parishioners decided not to appeal to that magazines and newspapers focusing on date up to forty vendors. It was Bohemian/Czech immigrants who Rome. Although they were profoundly sad, local news are a great way to market their Some of the other details of Fred’s flea built St. Procop’s back in 1872. Although we they searched for another parish where they neighborhoods. Kamm’s spring issue caught market are: have not yet discussed that ethnic group in our thought they’d fit in, and asked the Diocese for my eye because “our” Jim Rokakis, the It’s open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 series about Cleveland’s immigrants and the a closing date before they’d again be saddled speaker at their CDC’s upcoming Town p.m. Set up begins at 8 a.m. and take down churches they established, they are still on “the with high heating bills. Meeting, was pictured on the front cover. must be completed by 6 p.m. list”. Even though St. Procop’s will be closed The parish with which many St. Procop On a sad note, I’ve also become aware of Fred also has permission to conduct by then, at some future date we will tell their parishioners hope to ally was also founded by cost-cutting moves at the Sun Newspapers Monday to Saturday flea markets, from 9 a.m. story and talk about the contributions they Bohemians; it’s Our Lady of Lourdes on E. (now owned by the Plain Dealer) which have to 6 p.m., again with an hour on either side of made to our community. 53rd St. St. Procop’s music ministry will take resulted in their no longer publishing the those times for set up and take down. There is At least for the time being, some of the on the Saturday afternoon Mass there. Brooklyn Sun. July 30th was the last issue. It a seven-vendor limit during the week. groups which use the buildings on St. Procop’s For those who can’t travel that far for week- had been serving Brooklyn and Old Brooklyn A vendor space is approximately 9’ x property will be allowed to stay. These include end Mass, the other parishes in St. Procop’s since 1920. 16’ (the size of a standard parking spot). A lim- a charter school which operates in St. Procop’s cluster -- St. Stephen’s, St. Colman’s, Our Lady The last issue of the Brooklyn Sun prom- ited number of spaces with 110 electric service former school building (at one time, St. of Mount Carmel and La Sagrada Familia -- ised readers that news of our neighborhood are available, as are tables to rent. No illegal or Procop’s had a parish high school, too) and a will continue to serve the neighborhood. would be included in the Parma Sun Post each week, and in its header, the new Parma Sun Post, which debuted August 6th, proclaims that it has served Independence, Parma, Parma Hts., Seven Hills and Brooklyn since 1948. “NOBODY BEATS OUR PRICES” of yesterday’s cemetery with its individual above-ground monuments Class 1 Pavers & Remodelers and magnificent landscaping. The peace and solitude of such a setting Asphalt & Concrete was always comforting and reassuring. Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows There is still such a place with ample space Kitchens & Baths Riverside Cemetery is now in its Porch Repair second century of serving Cleveland area residents of all faith. Choice selections are available in either our traditional sections where personal 216-397-6349 planting and above-ground memorials are permitted... as well as our flat head stones Financing Available memorial park sections. 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Access Home and Bike Tour. They raised below) that continues to be in distribution They will move about in a community if they enough funds from the participating business because a self-guided tour can also be self- know what is available and where to go. The sponsors to cover the cost of the map. scheduled and repeated. Old Brooklyn merchants map allowed sever- Building upon the initial success they are Each participating business was identi- al hundred visitors to do just that. about to contact business again with a new fied by a common All Access Tour sign Some of these businesses are competi- idea for an autumn theme for Old Brooklyn which also helped guide people along the tors but that did not hinder the spirit of pro- businesses. tour route. The stores and shops were moting Old Brooklyn as a destination point. John Young, owner of Speed encouraged to do something unique or spe- The reality is that Old Brooklyn and Exterminating, and Don Workman, owner of cial to have the visitors stop. Knowing that Brooklyn Centre surround the Cleveland Ameriflag, are developing a low cost fall dis- everyone who passed by that day, even if not Metroparks Zoo. That is the single largest play that area businesses can purchase. They on the tour, was a potential customer, the visitor destination point in the entire county. will be obtaining small bales of straw and businesses welcomed everyone. It averages 1.3 million visitors a year, every pots of mums to display outside or in store At least two businesses placed grills in one one of which must use a local street to get windows. The cost will be minimal, just by Tom Collins front of their stores and offered hot dogs or to Wildlife Way. With that many visitors it enough to cover the cost of the materials. email@example.com sausages and soft drinks. A bakery offered only makes sense that the business communi- The idea is to visibly create a common complimentary cookies and an ice cream ty identifies itself as the Gateway to the Zoo. merchant theme that people will notice and Build Upon Success shop offered complimentary cake in celebra- What Next? respond to. Imagine driving down Pearl Rd., One of the nice things about communi- tion of its 35th anniversary. Many business- Two business owners led the effort to State Rd., Broadview Rd. or Memphis Ave. ty events is that they continue to grow good es offered special sale items and coupons to create a merchants map and link it to the All and seeing multiple stores all displaying things after the date of the event. The All bring the customer back on another day. bales of straw and mums, plus whatever the Access Home and Bicycle Tour on July 18 The lasting value is that a diverse group individual merchant adds. As a visitor or continues to produce value for Old Brooklyn of businesses recognized that by jointly pro- CLEVELAND STOREFRONT consumer you would take note and say, “I and Brooklyn Centre. moting the area as a destination point for should stop there because there is something Twenty-one merchants in Old Brooklyn unique shops and stores they can increase RENOVATION PROGRAM going on.” And we all hope that you do! sponsored a self-guided bicycle tour the day of the All Access event. They recognized retail trade. This is important in an older urban neighborhood like Old Brooklyn 40% Rebate that by promoting the community they where there is no longer a concentration of for pre-approved renovations would in effect be promoting their individual shops in its downtown area. on eligible Re$tore Cleveland Progress for the Commercial Districts of buildings. Old Brooklyn & Brooklyn Centre For more information contact Maximum Tom Collins, OBCDC rebate Commercial Program Manager $25,000 216-459-1000 Call Old Brooklyn firstname.lastname@example.org, Community Development Supported by: Corporation Cleveland Neighborhood Development 216-459-1000 Coalition Ohio & Erie Canal Association James Ford Rhodes High School re-opens with dedication ceremony sponsored by Junior ROTC Photo by George Shuba For the first time in five years, when the students at James Ford Rhodes High School went back to class at the end of last month, they were all housed in the same building. The mega- renovation of the school -- new windows, cleaning, painting, relocation and reconfiguration of some of the rooms -- is complete and no one is at the William Rainey Harper annex. Just a small percentage of students and parents were in attendance at the pre-opening dedication ceremony on Monday, August 24th, so to provide the Old Brooklyn News with a more inter- esting photo, after the formal segment, tours and refreshments were finished, administrators agreed to pose with some of the musical instruments in the new music room. Here (left - right) Lisa Willliams-Locklear, tenth grade principal; Jason Tidmore, 9th grade principal; Diane Rollins, principal; Dr. Charlene Hilliard, twilight principal; Mary Marshall, social studies department chair; and Donald Strinka, 11th & 12th grade deputy principal, ham it up with some of the instruments that members of the school orchestra use. September 11th is Patriot Day On December 18, 2001 President Bush signed Public Law No. 107-89 designating September 11th as Patriot Day. 8 The people of the United States are asked to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs and activities to honor the individuals who lost their lives. In observance, U.S. flags should be displayed s at half-staff from Sunrise until Sunset. This reminder is courtesy of AMERIFLAG, INC 3307 Broadview Road, Cleveland * 216-661-2608 SEPTEMBER 2009 OLD BROOKLYN NEWS PAGE 7 People have experienced rats, birds, frogs, like a decorative fountain. wasps and bees leaving at high speeds once There are also magnetic sponges available they start removing a clog, and the last thing that stick to the side of the downspout and they want to have happen is an eye injury. absorb water to stop the dripping sound. In Rake Off Roof: Rake all debris off the place of a sponge, people have tried using C x CD lbo roof first. Otherwise, the next rain will wash all men’s underwear and socks in downspouts, but OB y Too nit the debris down into the clean gutter, clogging that is not recommended. "It's about your home; mu Com it up again. Also, debris left on the roof can Clean Gutters Two Times A Year: Make it's about your neighborhood." lead to water damming up in valleys or around sure gutters are cleaned at least twice a year, the chimney, which, over time, can cause ero- once in the fall and again in the spring. A main Gutter Cleaning Tips sion and roof leaks. Rubber Shoes: If walking on the roof is reason for cleaning gutters is to eliminate the possibility of water damage from rainwater necessary to perform gutter cleaning, it is good runoff due to a clogged gutter. Another reason With summer coming to a close, it’s time hands to clean debris from the gutter. to use rubber-soled shoes. Rubber soles tend to is to reduce the possibility of rust corrosion. to think about fall house maintenance. Past Oftentimes, it is this stretching and reaching adhere best and prevent slipping and falls. Even though it may not rain during the sum- articles have provided checklists of fall main- for that last scoop of debris that lands a person Rooftops tend to be moist in the morning, so it mer, if there is debris in the steel gutters, the tanence duties. This year the OBN will provide in the hospital. Last, if at all possible, have is best to walk on the roof after the sun is well rusting process can speed up. It’s difficult for gutter cleaning information. someone hold the ladder to provide additional up in the sky and has dried up all the moisture. rust to speed up with clean gutters. The faster The following information is provided by safety while climbing. Late mornings or early afternoons are the best the rusting process, the sooner new gutters will Robert Lenney, who’s been a professional gut- Garden Hose: To use a garden hose with times to walk on a roof. be necessary. ter cleaner in northern California since 1996. normal water pressure (30-40 psi - the standard For wood shake roofs, an excellent option Power Line Hazard: When cleaning gut- He and his business partner, John Lewis, own for municipal water services), simply attach a is to wear special spiked roofing shoes called ters around a power line cable that drops from Commercial Gutter, Inc., and every year they pistol-grip trigger spray nozzle. This type of Korkers, which have small, metal spikes simi- the power pole to the roof of a home, visually offer gutter cleaning tips so homeowners can spray nozzle allows a person to adjust the lar to golf shoes, helping attain a good grip inspect the electrical cable where it connects to be more aware of proper safety practices and water pressure with the use of just one hand. when walking on the roof. However, if the gut- the roof. This will ensure that the protective cleaning techniques. This style of spray nozzle comes with a handy ter cleaning project is bad enough to warrant wire insulation hasn’t rubbed off through years “At its best, gutter cleaning is a tedious pistol-grip trigger, allowing it to be easily hung Korkers, it is probably best at that point to use of wear-and-tear by weather and nearby trees. and disgusting task. At worst, it can be scary over the front edge of the gutter while moving a professional gutter cleaning company. If the cable appears to have damage, do not and downright dangerous. One slight misstep the ladder or using a gutter scoop. Wearing Korkers can be tricky, and slips can attempt to repair it. Call a licensed profession- and you are heading to the hospital with a bro- Spraying out the gutter is generally best still occur. al electrical contractor to fix it. ken bone and bruised ego,” stated Lenney. when most of the larger debris has already Downspouts Unclogged: Make sure the If it’s raining and there is an electrical Each year, Consumer Reports states that been removed. It’s difficult to spray out leaves downspouts (leader pipe) are clear. After all the wire problem, do not attempt to clean out the about 180,000 homeowner accidents and fatal- and pine needles that have piled up over the gutters are cleaned out, run the water hose gutters until the wires are fixed. Water is a dan- ities occur that are ladder related. That is why summer and fall. Spray toward the downspout down the downspout at full pressure. If the gerous conductor of electricity. Whether or not it’s best to be prepared to do the job right. (leader pipe) so that the small, murky debris water backs up from the top, a clog is present. it’s raining, it’s a good idea to have the electri- Here, then, are Lenney’s suggestions for safe flows down the downspout. If the downspout is Normally, it can be unclogged by tapping on cal wiring repaired before cleaning the gutters. and effective gutter cleaning: connected to an underground drain that goes the side of the downspout. But if that doesn’t It is not advisable to use a metal ladder Ladder Safety: Always let someone out to the street, the base of the downspout work, the downspout and back need to be near power lines when cleaning gutters. A know that you will be using a ladder to work needs to be disconnected so that the debris can removed, and it should be flushed from the fiberglass ladder is safer. on your roof or gutters. Use a safe and sturdy be released at this point. This should prevent a bottom. If a clog is present, and the downspout Lenney and his staff have found an amaz- ladder, preferably one with a small shelf strong potential clog further down the system under is connected to an underground drain, it is best ing variety of items cleaning gutters — men’s enough to hold a five-gallon bucket to collect the lawn or driveway. to disconnect the bottom of the downspout underwear, diapers, socks, pigeon droppings, gutter debris. Make sure to secure the bucket Gutter Scoop: Scooping out the leafy from the underground drain. Otherwise, the golf balls, tennis balls, syringes with sharps, with a lanyard. A four-legged step ladder for a debris seems to be the best overall method for clog may move to the underground drain. dead animals, aluminum cans, children’s toys, single story home and an extension ladder for a cleaning out the gutter. An excellent tool for CAUTION: When unclogging the downspout, live adult rats with babies in the nest, small and two-story home is recommended. An orchard this job is the bright orange plastic “Gutter make sure protective eyewear is being used, large frogs, wasp and bee nests, books, news- ladder is not recommended because it has only Getter” scoop, which can be purchased at most because anything can escape from the down- papers, nails and tile pieces. These are in addi- three legs for support and they can become hardware stores. This tool is unique because spout at high speeds once the clog is being tion, of course, to the usual debris - leaves, pine unbalanced. the front scooping edge is very thin and it removed. needles, seed pods and sand grit. A wooden ladder is also not recommend- forms itself to the bottom of the gutter trough, Downspout Chain: If the downspout Although Lenney can’t turn this annual ed because they are often wobbly and difficult making it easy to scoop out even the toughest makes an annoying dripping sound during or job into a Disneyland experience, the job can to safely balance. Fiberglass ladders seem to be of debris in any size gutter system. after a rain storm, a special decorative chain be easier thanks to his cleaning and safety tips. the sturdiest, but are also the heaviest. If you Stay away from using a metal scooping can be installed to hang down in place of a tra- Keep them in mind the next time that dreaded are cleaning gutters for hours upon hours, mus- tool because the bottom of the gutter and seams ditional downspout. The rainwater runs down request, “Honey, it’s time to clean out the gut- cle fatigue can set in from moving the heavy can be damaged. Scraping the bottom of a steel the chain gracefully and looks rather beautiful, ters,” is heard! ladder numerous times. If this is the case, you gutter can introduce areas to rust, and if the should try using an aluminum ladder, which is bottom of the gutter is already rusting, the rust- the second-choice option for strength and sup- ing process could speed up. Using a metal port. scooping tool can also damage seams in the Inspect the ladder for defects, dents or gutter because the motion of scraping out the loose parts before climbing. If your ladder is bottom of a gutter with a metal tool can dam- fastened together with screws and bolts, make age the caulking (the “seam”) that seals the sure that all parts are tightened. When opening pieces of a gutter together. a step ladder, make sure that the extension- An extension pole can also be attached to hinge arms are fully extended and locked in the gutter scoop for reaching farther, thereby place. reducing the number of ladder moves. Before climbing the ladder, lightly jump Wear Gloves: Gloves can help protect on the first rung a few times to make sure that hands against dirty, rotting leaf debris that the ground is secure. Sometimes the soil is soft often contains bird, pigeon and squirrel drop- or there might be a gopher hole underneath one pings that are ridden with bacteria. Gloves can of the ladder legs. Either condition could cause also prevent painful cuts from the torn metal the ladder to collapse with the combined shards of an old, ragged gutter. Thick, suede weight of the ladder and a person. A piece of gloves are recommended because the material half-inch plywood can be placed under the lad- is superior to cotton, thin leather or rubber. der legs to keep it level and steady. Cotton gloves can soak up dirty water that When climbing the ladder, always exposes skin to bacteria. Leather gloves are not Photo by Lori Peterson remember the “Three Point Rule”. as maneuverable and tend to shrivel up when As much as possible try to have both legs and they dry after cleaning. Rubber gloves can get Six Baldwin Wallace students (left - right; Steven Mueller, Eric Wilkes, Shelby Tate, Reante’ one hand firmly secure on the ladder at all poked or torn by metal shards in the gutter. Brown, Mark Pauley & Rachael Korns) gave their time and energy to paint a fence and weed an times to provide stability and balance while Protective Eye Wear: Eye protection is a abandoned garden at the Benjamin Franklin Garden. As part of BW’s Discover Cleveland, cleaning. Conversely, do not lean out from the must because one never knows what might fly before orientation and classes begin, new students participate in community service projects at ladder balancing on one leg while using two out of the downspout when cleaning gutters. Cleveland non-profits. 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PAGE 8 OLD BROOKLYN NEWS SEPTEMBER 2009 Italian-Americans continue to celebrate their heritage this month by Lynette Filips And so, I propose, that “You’re so Italian their descendants have moved east along some of the men — as well as the email@example.com if…” Mayfield Rd. from “Little Italy” to Lyndhurst women — in your family kiss each other on the “la famiglia” (the family) is of prime and Mayfield Hts.; cheek when they greet each other; “The Feast” (of the Assumption of Mary) importance to you, and well-prepared food is a Alta House, the settlement house estab- you understand the reason that not all in Little Italy is past history for another year, close second; thus, the first lished in 1895 at 12510 Italians have dark eyes and dark hair, that those but three more events for fans of everything word you spoke was Mayfield Rd., played whose ancestors came from the north of Italy Italian are on the calendar for this month – St. “Mamma” and the second an important role in are fair-skinned and light haired; Rocco Church’s Italian Festival, “A Taste of word was “mangia”; helping your Little the continued existence of Italian organ- Little Italy” and the Cleveland Italian Film in addition to calling Italy ancestors get set- izations like the Italian American Brotherhood, Festival. your mother “Mamma”, tled in Cleveland; the Italian American Brotherhood Club, the St. Rocco’s Festival will take place on the you call your father your other east Italian American Club Ladies Auxiliary, the church grounds at 3205 Fulton Rd. over a long “Pappa”; your grandmother, side ancestors settled in Italian Sons and Daughters of America, the “Nonna”; your grandfather, the Woodhill Italian American Cultural Foundation, the Labor Day weekend, Thursday, September 3rd, “Nonno”; your aunt, “Zia”; Italian Cultural Garden Foundation, the through Monday, September 7th. In addition R d . / C e d a r and your uncle, “Zio”; Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation, to the usual “carny” food, games of chance and Av e . / F a i r m o u n t the Federation of Italian American Societies of opportunities for adult gambling, other high- the surnames in your Rd./E.107th St. neigh- Northern Ohio, and the Wickliffe Italian lights of the Festival include inside dining at family end in the vowels – borhood (St. Marian American Club is very important to you; the “Villa”, a Mass at noon on Sunday fol- a, e, i and o; Church); in funerals for your west-side family mem- lowed by a procession along neighborhood your aunts have Collinwood (Holy bers are held at Ripepi’s or Coreno’s; funerals streets with many of the Church’s statues, and names like Annunziata, Redeemer Church); in for your east-side family members are held at a greased pole climbing contest at 2 p.m. on Carla, Carmella, Caterina, the area near Luna Park Conti-Vitantonio’s, Dicicco’s, Fioritto’s, Monday. Concetta, Filomena, (Our Lady of Mount LoPresti’s, Vicchiarelli’s or Vito-Nero’s; Pre-registration is necessary for the pole- Francesca, Gina, Carmel Church); you display the red, white and green flag climbing contest. Anyone wanting more infor- G r a z i a / G r a c e , around E. 116th St. and of Italy on important days like the Feast of the mation about it or the festival in general should Josephine/Josie, Lisa, John Grabowski, Ph.D., used a picture Corlett Ave; or in Assumption and Columbus Day; call 216-961-8331. Maria, Mona, Rosa, of the Feast in Little Italy for the cover Wickliffe (Our Lady of when you were young, you (and many “A Taste of Little Italy” is scheduled for Theresa, Vera, Victoria and of the booklet he wrote about Mount Carmel-East of the other girls in your family) have been on 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 20th, at Holy Zita; Catholicism and community in Church); the Assumption Day float, pinning dollar bills Rosary Church, 12009 Mayfield Rd. Tickets your uncles have Northeastern Ohio. your west side to it near the statue of Mary as it’s carried are $70 in advance or $75 at the door; the price names like Aldo, Angelo, ancestors settled in the through the streets of Little Italy; covers Italian food and wine that afternoon. Antonio/Tony, Bartolomeo/Bart, Biagio/Bill, Italian neighborhoods on Detroit Rd. at W. even if you don’t attend church regular- Music and silent and live auctions will Bruno, Constantino/Connie, Dominic, 70th St., near Our Lady of Mount Carmel-West ly, you like having religious pictures and stat- also be part of the event, which will benefit the Filippo/Phil, Gino, Giovanni/John, Julius, Church, and at Fulton Rd. and Clark Ave., near ues in your home, especially of Mary and Jesus Montessori School at Holy Rosary. This is the Giuseppe/Joe, Luigi, Mario, Natalino/Nat, St. Rocco Church; some have since moved to and St. Anthony, the miracle worker of Padua; twelfth time that they’re putting it on; the hon- Pasquale, Paulo/Paul, Riccardo/Rick, Parma and beyond; you’re especially fond of St. Francis, the orary co-chairs this year are Bishop Anthony Salvatore/Sal, Samuele/Sam, Vincenzo/Vince many of these immigrants found work in peacemaker from Assisi, too; Pilla and former Cleveland Browns coach Sam and Vito; Cleveland’s once-thriving garment industry one of your favorite parts of the August Rutigliano. your family follows the traditional nam- (companies like Joseph & Feiss and Printz- 15th celebration in Little Italy is listening to The Cleveland Italian Film Festival will ing patterns, with each child (depending on Biederman); others became barbers, cooks, the authentic musicians playing on the street run on three consecutive Thursday evenings, his/her gender) named after the eldest living musicians and cigar makers or worked at Ohio corners along Mayfield Rd.; beginning on September 24th. The location is relative, starting with the man’s family; Macaroni Company; your family’s musical instrument of the Cedar Lee Theater, 2163 Lee Rd. in in a corner of your attic you still have today, some of the men in your family choice is the accordion, with its close relative, Cleveland Hts. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., but the trunk in which your immigrant ancestors work with cement, and nothing gets a few of the concertina, being a close second; nothing there’s also a pre-show party from 5:30 to 7 brought their most cherished possessions when them on their feet faster than the announce- quite compares to hearing Lady of Spain or p.m. each week. Advance purchase of tickets they came here from Italy; ment, “Cement truck’s here!”; Return to Sorrento played on the accordion; is necessary; call 440-527-0644. you know that St. Maron’s Church you understand the meaning of words Eh, Cumpari, Funiculi, Funicula; It’s After the article about upcoming Italian- (Maronite Catholic rite) at 1245 Carnegie Ave. for relationships beyond family – Amore, Mamma, Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu, O was originally an Italian church dedicated to compare (in the “boot” of Italy) -- the best man Sole Mio, Santa Lucia, Ti Amo and Volare are American events ran in last month’s Old St. Anthony of Padua; among your favorite songs; Brooklyn News, we received a call from a at your wedding or a very good friend; some of your ancestors settled in the padrino (in the “boot” of Italy) -- your or your your family’s political heritage is to be member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church part of the Democratic party, and that’s the – West, 6928 Detroit Ave., reminding us that now-extinct neighborhood of “Big Italy” child’s godfather; ticket your friends and relatives in public office for 83 years, they’ve had an annual festival, (Woodland and Orange avenues between E. 9th comare (in the “boot” of Italy) -- the maid or run on; too. It’s always in July, on a Wednesday and E. 40th streets); many of them, like the matron of honor at your wedding or a very your mother collected Capodimonte through Sunday close to their parish patron’s Catalanos, were green grocers, and your rela- good friend; porcelain, Murano glass and/or hand-painted feast day, which is July 16th. We’ll try to tives may still have fruit and vegetable stands madrina (in the “boot” of Italy) -- your or your pottery which has “Italy” written on the back remember to publicize it at the appropriate at the West Side Market; child’s godmother; of it; time next year. your other male ancestors were grave cumpari (in Sicily) -- your or your child’s god October In Cleveland promises still more Also since last month’s article ran, I diggers, gardeners and stone cutters (some, like father, the best man at your wedding or a good activities with an Italian theme -- two addition- learned a bit of additional information regard- the Carabellis, opened marble and granite friend; al screenings at the Italian American Film ing some of the “You’re so Italian if…” propo- monument businesses), who settled on the east cumari (in Sicily) -- your or your child’s god- Festival, and Columbus Day and its accompa- sitions which I’d stated. Since we only had side of Cleveland near Lakeview Cemetery and mother, the maid or matron of honor at your nying parade. room for five entries last month. I’ve included established Holy Rosary Church; eventually wedding, or a neighbor who likes to gossip; The Old Brooklyn News will publicize them again this month. their work extended into the Heights; many of goombah (slang variation of compare) -- an those events, as well as continue the listing of older friend who acts as a patron, protector or characteristics of Italian-Americans in another advisor; article next month. paesani -- fellow villagers in Italy who also (Acknowledgments - Numerous Italian friends came here, expanded to mean friends; have taught me what I’ve shared this month, padrone -- In Ellis Island times, men who especially my Italian relative-through-mar- exploitatively employed or found work for riage, Alma Aftoora Czajkowski Barth.) Italian immigrants; THEATER NOTES Beck Center of the Arts 17801 Detroit Ave. 216-521-2540 Playhouse Square www.beckcenter.org Center 1501 Euclid Ave. “Fiddler on the Roof 216-241-6000 www.playhousesquare.com September 19 – October 18, “Dixie's Tupperware Party” Fri., Sept 19, - Sun., Oct. 18; Fri. & Sat., 8 14th Street Theatre, Sept. 30th - Oct 18th. pm; Sun., 3 pm. Tickets: $28, adults; $25, Wed, Thurs, & Fri, 8 pm; Sat, 5 & 9 pm.; Sun, seniors; $17, students; (includes $2 service 2 pm. Tickets: $10 - $35. fee). Reservations encouraged; box office extension is 10. Visa & Mastercard accepted. Also too many other touring shows to list; visit website for dates & times. Also look for “Smart Seat” icons; some shows have limited Great Lakes Theater Festival number of high balcony seats for $10 each 2067 E. 14th St. bet. Euclid & Prospect (plus handling charge). 216-241-6000 www.greatlakestheater.org First Thursdays at Playhouse Square “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” Sept. 3rd. New monthly after-work series, to Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, Sept. 24th attract area office workers at day’s end to patio - Nov.1st. Thurs. & Fri., 7:30 pm; Sat., 1:30 & bars & restaurants. Live entertainment by the 7:30 pm; Sun., 3 pm. Tickets: $15 - $49. ($11 Sparx Concert series & happy hour specials for students with I.D.) from 5 pm – 7:30 pm at Bricco, Blue Bar at the Wyndham, Otto Moser’s, Moko Café, Star Liminis Theatre Restaurant & Hanna Restaurant & Au Bar. 2438 Scranton Rd. 216-687-0074 (one block west of Lincoln Park Tremont’s Lincoln Park “Arts in August” in the historic Tremont neighborhood) Verb Ballot - Fri. & Sat., Aug. 28th & 29th, 8:30 pm; free. Bring a blanket, cushions or “Finn in the Underworld” lawn chairs. Picnic suppers welcome. Log Sept. 18th - Oct. 17th; Thurs, Fri. & Sat., 8 pm. onto parkworks.org or call Tremont West Dev. Tickets: $15, adults; $12, seniors & students. Corp., 216-575-0920, for more info. SEPTEMBER 2009 OLD BROOKLYN NEWS PAGE 9 FAMILY FUN! Art House Hour-long program, 11 am & 12:30 , 2 & 3:30 $8 or $16. For more information, contact Grand Pacific Junction 3119 Denison Ave., 216-398-8556 pm. Up to 18 people per voyage. Life jackets, Community Arts Department, 216-707-2483, Mill St & Columbia Rd., Olmsted Falls www.arthouseinc.org. educational fun & a safe environment provid- or firstname.lastname@example.org 440-235-9277 All Ages Family Open Studios - 3rd Sat of ed. Cost - $5; registration required. Harvest Festival - Sat. & Sun,Oct 3rd & 4th. every month; 1- 3 pm. Sept. 1, Oct. 17 (clay Cleveland Museum of Natural History Arts & Craft booth, harvest produce, family day); free. Make individual pieces or family Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 1 Wade Oval Dr. 216-231-4600 entertainment. Art on the bridge – Berea Fine art works. Each month has a theme; Art House 3900 Wildlife Way www.cmnh.org Arts Club on Sat. Free. provides the materials. Children must be 216-661-6500 clemetzoo.com Kids Health Fair - Sat., Sept. 12, 11 am - 3 accompanied by an adult. Visit website for Professor Wylde’s Animal Show - Now thru pm. Free health screenings & info on nutrition, Great Lakes Science Center more info or other programs. Thurs., Sept. 7th; daily, 11:30 am, 1:30 & 3:30 fitness & dental health. Experts available to 601 Erieside Ave. 216-694-2000 pm in the Zoo’s Amphitheater; free with Zoo answer questions & provide demonstrations; www.GreatScience.com Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation admission. Weekend shows run through the hands-on activities & crafts for kids. Steamship William G. Mather Museum - CanalWay Center, E. 49th St. end of Sept. Museum - Mon. – Sat., 10 am – 5 pm; Wed. to Working Great Lakes freighter; built 1925. between Grant Ave & Canal Rd. Flutter - Now thru Sun., Sept. 13th; free with 10 pm; Sun., noon – 5 pm. $9, adults; $7, ages Restored stem to stern -- huge cargo holds, 216-206-1000 Zoo admission. Hundreds of free-flying butter- 7-18, college students with IDs & seniors 60 brass & oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters Treasure Hunt Adventure - GPS for begin- flies from South America, Africa & Asia. yrs. or older; $6, children ages 3-6; free for age & 4-story engine room. Hours: Sept. & Oct. - ners of all ages, Fri, Sept. 4t or Tues., Sept. 15, ZOOm In: A Digital Camera Scavenger 2 & under. Wed. evening admission, $5 after Fri, Sat. & Sun., 10 am - 5 pm. 9:30 or 1 pm. High tech adventure & an out- Hunt - Sept. 12, 9 am - noon. Family programs 5 pm; Tues. & Thurs., 3-5 pm, children 12 & door treasure hunt. Cultural History Interpreter include Meet-the-Keeper opportunity & a under admitted free. (Check out the new, life- Darwin: Now thru Sun., Sept. 18th, Mon. - Doug Kusak gives brief history of GPS chance to get close to small education animals. sized cast of a T. Rex dinosaur skeleton while Sun., 10 am - 5 pm. Fascinating collection of (Global Positioning System) & introduction to All family groups must have a least one adult, there!) specimens, artifacts, manuscripts & memora- geocaching - worldwide treasure hunt for fun aged 18 or older. Discover the heaviest animal Planetarium Program: The Telescope's Top 10 bilia related to one of the most influential sci- that can be enjoyed in your own backyard. at the Zoo, find out what a rhinoceros's horn is First ever International Year of Astronomy, cel- entists the world has known. Tickets: $5.50 - Learn GPS basics & head out to find hidden made of, act like a monkey & catch it all on ebrating 4 centuries of telescope observing & $17.95. Free admission for members. geocaches in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. camera! Bring your own team , as well as your top 10 discoveries made with every make & Bring own GPS unit or borrow one (limited own digital camera no cell phone cameras, join design of telescope. Sept. & Oct., Mon - Fri, Hale Farm & Village quantity; requires valid driver's license for in the hunt as we travel the Zoo in search of 2:30 pm; Wed, 8 pm; Sat, 10:30 am, 12:30, 2 & 2686 Oak Hill Rd, Bath, Oh duration of loan, not to exceed two hours). answers, photo opportunities & everything in 4 pm; Sun, 12:30, 2 & 4 pm. Members, free; 330-666-3711 www.wrhs.org Excellent activity for whole family. between. Enjoy awards for all family partici- non-members, $4. Fun on the Farm Preschool Program - Registration required; space limited. pants & a chance to win fabulous prizes. Cost Forge, Fire & Anvil, Sept. 25 & 26. Kids - members: $15, adult; $8, child; Cleveland Public Library, Brooklyn with adults. (Adults admitted only when Children’s Museum of Cleveland Nonmembers: $18, adult; $12, child. 3706 Pearl Rd. 216-623-6920 accompanied by a child.) One-hour program 10730 Euclid Ave. 216-791-5437 Teddy Bear Day - Sat., Sept. 26, 10 am - 2 pm. Play and Learn! – Every Fri., 10-11 am. Join consists of a craft, a story & a visit to a farm www.clevelandchildrensmuseum.org Kids with a teddy bear or plush toy of any other caregivers & toddlers; have fun with a site. Program times -- 11am & 1 pm. Hours: Mon. - Sun.; 10 am - 5 pm. Exhibit species receive free Zoo admission with a paid variety of books & learning toys. Members of WRHS: $10, adult; children free. areas close 15 min. prior to Museum closing. adult admission. See how the Zoo takes care of Preschool Story Time – Every Fri., 11–11:30 Nonmembers: $10 ,adult; $5 per child. Groups Cost - $7, children ages 1 - 12; $6, adults 13 & one of the largest collections of bear species in am.. Stories & songs for children ages 3-5. Call of 15 or more: $9, adult; $5, child. Book 3 pro- over. Under 11 months, free. North America during special Meet-the-Bear- for specific program requests or more info. grams, get 1 free. Reservations required; fee Keeper programs. also includes all day visit to Hale Farm & Cleveland Botanical Garden Cleveland Public Library, South Brooklyn Village. To reserve a place, call 330-666-3711, 11030 East Blvd. 216-721-1600 Estabrook Recreation Center 4303 Pearl Rd. 216-623-7067 ext. 100. www.cbgarden.org 4125 Fulton Rd. Preschool Storytime - Every Tues., 1:30 pm. Dog Days of Summer - Every Sun. thru Sept. 216-664-4149 Interactive stories, rhymes, songs & other International Women’s Air & Space Museum 27, noon - 5 pm. Bring a dog & explore 10 Mon. - Sat. Pool, gym, outdoor sports. Pick up activities for children ages 3-5. Call to register. 1501 North Marginal Rd. Burke acres of outdoor gardens. Water & treats avail- schedule at desk in front of Rec Center. Toddler Time - Every Tues., 10:30 - 11:30 Lakefront Airport 216-623-1113 able. Weekly demonstrations. Call or visit am. Interactive stories, rhymes, songs & other www.iwasm.org website .for more info. Rocky River Nature Center/Frostville Museum activities for children ages 1-2. Call to register. Flight To Fame: The Life & Legacy of Rocky River Reservation 24000 Valley Play and Learn - Every Fri., 11- 12 pm. Join Amelia Earhart, now thru Sept. 14, 10 am - 4 Cleveland Metroparks Pkwy., North Olmsted 440-734-6660 other caregivers & toddlers. Have fun with a pm; free. Parking - $6 in municipal parking Walking Works Program Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration & Music variety of books & learning toys & make new lot. Exhibit located throughout lobby & west Now through October, hike at least 8 of 13 desig- Festival - Sun, Sept. 20, 11 am - 5:30 pm; free. friends. Call to register. concourse. nated trails on your own. After completing each, Try a variety of pioneer activities, inc. candle- date Walking Works form. Complete 8 walks & stick dipping, basket weaving, playing with Cuyahoga Valley National Park Lake Erie Nature & Science Center return form to Cleveland Metroparks to receive pioneer toys, rug weaving, Dutch oven cook- Visitor Information 216-524-1497 28728 Wolf Rd. Bay Village 440-871-2900 this year's Walking Works shield. Display shield ing, butter churning, working the two-man saw www.nps.gov/CUVA www.lensc.org on your own walking stick or purchase a Walking & more! Sample traditional foods like Start your visit to the Cuyahoga Valley Fall Wild Things - Session I: Sept. 4, 11 & Works walking stick at any EarthWords Nature fire–roasted turkey, biscuits with freshly- National Park at one of these facilities. Meet 18; Session II: Nov., 6, 13 & 20. Fri. 9:30 - Shop. Also naturalist-led hikes along some desig- churned butter, apple cider, apple butter, etc. staff, get questions answered. Learn about 10:30 am or 11 am - noon. For children ages nated trails August through October. Register to Pioneer–costumed folks & storytellers will scheduled events & places to visit. Pick up rel- 1 - 5 with one adult, cost for each 3-week ses- receive monthly Walking Works E-letter with share stories from a by-gone era. Mini- evant brochures, maps & passport stamps. sion is $40 ($25 for members); one class at a walking tips & special EarthWords Nature Shop encampment of pioneer excursion camp also Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Rd. time, each class is $15 a child or $10 for a offers. Email walkingworks@cleveland- part of the festivities. Entertainment with live (SR 303), Peninsula,330-657-2909, ext. 119; member’s child. Explore the wild things of metroparks.com or call 216-635-3204 with musical performances, storytelling & square & Boston Store Visitor Center - 1548 Boston autumn --critters, colors & maybe the creek. name, address & email address. contra dancing. Mills Rd, east of Riverview Rd, Peninsula; Meet an animal, make a craft & get wild with Second Saturday Storytelling - Sat, Sept. 12, Canal Visitor Center - 7104 Canal Rd, inter- nature. Choose a complete session or sign up . Cleveland Metroparks Brecksville Reservation 7:30 - 9 pm. Barb Sutton tells traditional tales. section of Canal & Hillside Rds, Valley View; Advance registration required. Meadows Picnic Area Live entertainment, the way families knew it Frazee House - 7733 Canal Rd, 4 miles south 440-526-1012 before radio, television or the iPod. of Rockside Rd, Valley View; Fall Rain Barrel Workshop - Wed., Sept. 9, 6 Car and Camera Quest - Sun., Sept. 6, 1 - 4 Refreshments after the storytelling program. Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center - - 8 pm. Families & children ages 8 & older. pm. Scavenger hunt to find various locations 2054 Bolanz Rd, between Riverview & Akron Cost: $80 for first rain barrel; $50 for addition- within the park. Bring along digital cameras to Cleveland Museum of Art Peninsula Rds, Peninsula. al barrels for the same family. Make your own photograph areas on this driving adventure. 11150 East Blvd. 216-421-7340 Hours for above Parks’ visitors centers, 10 rain barrel to take home & begin using water Hours: Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun, 10 am. - 5 pm. am - 4 pm daily. (Parks open till dark.) straight from Mother Nature to water your gar- FallFest: 18th Century Festival. Sun., Sept. Wed. & Fri., 10 am - 9 pm. Closed Mon. *** den & lawn. Adults only will operate tools used 27, 11 am - 5 pm; free. Variety of hands-on Chalk Making & Street Painting Workshop NPS Park Headquarters - 15610 Vaughn Rd, in constructing it. Bring your own drill and jig- early settlers arts & crafts, inc. candle dipping, Wed., Sept. 9, 6 - 8:30 pm. $25 individual; $75 intersection of Vaughn & Riverview Rds, saw, if you have them. Instructor is Joe Reitz, quilting, stenciling, quill pen writing, reed family (includes materials & reserves a square Brecksville. Year-round: Mon. through Fri., 8 Engineering Manager for the City of Avon ornaments, carding wool, dying wool with nat- for the festival). am - 4:30 pm. Lake. Advance registration required. ural dyes, & more. Sample 18th century tradi- 20th Annual Chalk Festival - Sat., Sept. 12, Peninsula Depot Visitor Center - 1630 Mill tional foods, enjoy a colonial magician & 11am - 5 pm; Sun, Sept. 13, noon - 5 pm. Fine Street, off Akron-Peninsula Rd, north of SR folksingers, dance to Mud in Yer Eye Band. Arts Garden. Enjoy chalk artists & entertain- 303, Peninsula. Mon. & Tues., 10 am. - 4 pm.; Demonstrations by Brigade of the American ment at no charge. Chalk your own squares - Wed. - Sun., 9 am. - 7 pm. Revolution. Visit website for times of events. Cleveland Metroparks Garfield Park Free Estimates Senior Discounts Nature Center 11350 Broadway Ave. 216-341-3152 ALLIANZ BUILDERS, INC. Ol' School - Sun, Sept. 13, 1 - 3 pm. Come to "Miss Margaret's Little Red School House" & INTERIOR & EXTERIOR REMODELING find out what old classrooms were like in the 1800s. Call for more info. Decks * Porches * Garages * Windows Cleveland Metroparks - Hinkley Lakes Drywalling * Painting * Plaster Repair Boathouse 216-206-1000 Kitchens * Bathrooms * Cabinets* Doors www.clevelandmetroparks.com Voyageur Canoe Paddle - "Voyageur Canoe GREG COOK JOHN MARELLA Paddles", Sat. & Sun., Sept. 12 & 13, 26 & 27. 216-459-1163 216-749-3872 #800 Expires 9-30-09 $ 4.00 OFF YOUR NEXT CAR WASH PAGE 10 OLD BROOKLYN NEWS SEPTEMBER 2009 SENIOR NOTES CHURCH NOTES Senior Citizen Resources (SCR) Healthy Living Group - Fri., 11:15 am; Wednesday, September 2nd & 16th grimage devotion, blessing at Shrine, Stations (Must be 60 and over ) 216-749-5367 Estabrook. Senior Meetings of the Cross, coffee & donuts & hot lunch at St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview the Melting Pot. Call Julia, 216-351-9970. Healthy Choices - Thurs., 11 am; Deaconess- Rd., upstairs, noon. Sept. 2nd, make a fall craft Bocce Ball - Tues., 8:30 am; Estabrook. & have a health check-up; bring $1 & a bag Sunday, October 11th Krafft. lunch; beverages provided. Sep. 16th, free lunch; Concert Book Club - Call 216-749-5367 to register. presentation about winterizing your home. All Dr. Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran For more info on the following call seniors invited. Church, 4470 Ridge Rd. Featuring selections 216-749-5367 by J.S. Bach, performed by Organist Jeffrey Chair Exercise - Wed., Thurs., 11:30 am; Sunday, September 13th Sawders & Soloist Laurie Vorobcj. Reception Estabrook. Sunday School will follow. Wednesday, September 16th St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview Bible Walk Tour - Must be 60 yrs. Cost: $62. Rd., 9:15 am. in the church basement. Children Chair Volleyball - Mon., 10:45 am, Deaconess-Krafft; Wed. & Thurs., 10:30 am; 3 years old & older invited; parents can attend on first day. Call the church office, 351-6499, As I see it... Thursdays, September 17th & October 15th Estabrook. Autumn Leaves Fall Dances - 1 - 3 pm. Cost: with any questions. by $5; Estabrook. Sunday, September 13th Craft Classes - Tues. & Thurs. 9:30 - 11:30 Cookin” for Christ Pastor Jerry am; Deaconess-Krafft. Wednesday, September 23rd St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview “It needs more skill than I can tell, to play Rd.; menu includes ham tetrazzini, vegetable Kent State University Museum Tour - Cost: medley, pistachio fruit salad & cherry cake. the second fiddle well.” Anonymous Crochet Klatch - Tues., 9:30 - 11:30 am; $7. Tickets: $7, adults; $4, children under 10. Call Estabrook. church office no later than Thurs., Sept. 10, to Andrew, a disciple of Jesus Christ, Monday, September 28th register -- 216-351-6499. knew that well. He introduced his broth- MetroHealth Lite & Easy Exercise - Mon., Hartville Tour - Cost, $47. Sunday, September 20th er, Simon Peter, to the Lord. Andrew Wed. & Fri., 9:30 - 10:30 am. Light exercise "Family Fun Day" class with a certified fitness instructor; $2 per always played it far more “low-key” Wednesday, September 30th St. Mary's Crystal Chalet, 3600 Biddulph Ave. class; Estabrook. (corner of State & Biddulph). Sponsored by St. than his fiery brother. Peter was an Granny’s Closet - 10 am - 12:30 pm; Deaconess-Krafft. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, noon - 5 extrovert who enjoyed the limelight and “SCR Strollers” - Walking group, Tues., 10 pm. Italian sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, being the center of attention. Andrew, hamburgers, cabbage & noodles, pirohi, on the other hand, always stood in the am; meet at Estabrook. Thursday, October 8th stuffed cabbages, desserts, coffee, tea, soft Stuffed Cabbage Dinner - 4 - 7 pm; drinks & beer at very reasonable a-la-carte background. Corn Hole - Tues., 9:45 am; Estabrook. Deaconess-Krafft. prices. Limited number of stuffed cabbage din- Once, while riding on a train, ners (two stuffed cabbages, mashed potatoes, General Robert E. Lee was seated at the Wii Games - Fri., 11 am; Deaconess-Krafft. vegetable, dessert & beverage) available for $7 rear of a car. An elderly, poorly dressed each. "Take Outs" OK on all food items. MetroHealth’s/Macy’s Oasis Program Several "free" activities, inc. adult & kiddie woman boarded the train. As she stum- Fun & Games Macy’s, 8001 W. Ridgewood Dr., Parma, 440- cornhole toss, fun for kids & Magician "Brad bled down the aisle, not one seat was Canasta - Mon. & Wed., 12:30 pm; 886-1157. Weekday classes in many topics -- the Great". "Stingrays" performing for listen- offered to her. General Lee quickly Deaconess-Krafft. history, computers, health, art, music & more. ing & dancing. Tickets on sale for raffle with cash prizes. Call church/school office, 216- stood up, offering her his seat. Other Open to individuals 50 years & older. Must be men then rose and offered the General 749-7980, for more info. Fruit Bingo - Mon., 11:30 am, Estabrook; member to take classes; membership is free; their seat. “No, gentlemen,” Lee said, Wed., 10:30 am; Deaconess-Krafft. most courses have a fee. Read class schedule Tuesday, September 22nd Widows & Widowers “if there is no seat for the lady, there is & register online at www.oasisnet. org/cleve- St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview no seat for me.” Snack Bingo - Fri., 11:30 am; Estabrook. land; mail & in-person registration, too. Also Rd., noon. Italian pot roast, mashed potatoes, If an orchestra has no second fiddle, sponsored by Mature Services. corn pudding & broccoli salad. Cost: $3 per Horse Racing for Fun - Fri., 10:30 am, person. Contact church office, 216-351-6499, it lacks harmony. Deaconess-Krafft; Mon., 11am; Estabrook. Senior Living Guide to register. Provides professionals & consumers with Wednesday, September 30th comprehensive & current information about Jerry Madasz is the pastor of Pinochle Playing - Tues. & Fri., 12:15 pm; Sorrowful Mother Shrine Deaconess-Krafft. long term care resources & facilities. Depart Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, St. Luke’s United Church of Christ Distributed quarterly. For a free copy, stop in 4429 Pearl Rd., back parking lot, 8 am.; return 4216 Pearl Rd. at Old Brooklyn CDC, 3344 Broadview Rd. approx. 4 pm. Cost $50. Package includes (at the corner of Pearl & Memphis) Line Dancing - Tues., 1 pm; Deaconess- Krafft. roundtrip luxury motorcoach fare, Mass, pil- Our Churches Welcome You Sponsored by the GREATER BROOKLYN MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION. If your Church would like to be included in this ad or changes in this ad are desired, PLEASE CALL (44O)845-5128 ANGLICAN 2503 Broadview Rd. & W. 28th St. Phone: 216-398-6990 www.idmr.net Phone: 216-661-821 cont’d Sun.: 11 am - 1 pm, Mon. & Wed.: 7-9 pm. SWENDENBORGIAN Westside Anglican Fellowship cont’d All invited & encouraged to attend! 2607 Archwood Ave. (Worship Brooklyn Memorial UMC) Email: Grace.Church@graceoldbrooklyn.org Swedenborg Chapel Father David Smith, Jr. Holy communion, Pastor: Jeff Doeringer & Charlie Collier Kingdom Come Church Minsistry A New Christianity 4815 Broadview Rd, Sun., 1 pm. Coffee fellowship following serv- 2136 Broadview Rd. Phone: 216-526-5258 Phone: 216-351-8093 ice. 440-871-6201 (St. Barnabas office) Pastor: Ronald D. Roy Sr. 216-269-6931 Pastor: Rev. Junchol Lee ww.clevelandAnglican.com LUTHERAN Sunday worship: 11 am. Bible study, Thurs. Sunday Worship: 11am 7 pm. Experiencing god in His House Adult Bible (non-denominational): Sun.,10 am BAPTIST Dr. Martin Luther Ev. Lutheran Church kcchurchministry.com Non-Denomination Weddings- 216-351-8093 4470 Ridge Rd. Phone: 216-749-5585 A Warm Welcome Awaits You. Broadview Baptist Church Pastor David W. Bennett. Sunday worship, Palace of Praise 4505 Broadview Rd. Over 80 yrs. of worship Traditional service 9 am. Praise service 4274 Pearl Rd. Phone: 216-741-9322 Pastor: Rev. Brent Richards, 10:30 am. Sunday school, 10:30 am. Pastor: Rev. Joseph Terry UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Asst. Pastor: Dr. John Wood www.LutheransOnline.com/DMLChurch. Sunday Worship: 10:30 am Phone. 216-351-8414 or 216-431-3515 Wednesday Service: 7 pmMiracle Service: Archwood U.C.C. Sun. School: 9:45 am. Sun. Worship: 11 am Gloria Dei Lutheran Church E.L.C.A. Friday, 7 pm 2800 Archwood Ave. Phone: 216-351-1060 5801 Memphis Ave. Phone: 216-741-8230 Rev. Stephen Adams, Interim Pastor Wednesday Night Bible Study: 7 pm Sunday Worship & Sunday School: 10 am. POLISH NAT’L CATHOLIC http://broadview-baptist-church.org Sunday: 11 am (ASL Interpreted) Nursery website: broadview-baptist-church.org Immanuel Lutheran Church St. Mary’s Church provided ages 1-5. Children's Sunday school Scranton & Seymour Ave. Phone: 216-781-9511 Corner Broadview & Wexford, Parma 11:15 am Multicultural Open & Affirming. Bethel Free Will Baptist Church Pastor: Rev. Horst Hoyer & Rev. John Hoyer Pastor: Rev. Roman Misiewicz 3354 Fulton Rd. Phone: 216-631-9199 German Worship: Sun. 9 am. English 10:30 am www.archwooducc.org Rev. Freddie Ray, 216-355-2137 Phone: 216-741-8154 Sunday School: 9:30 am Service: 10:30 am Parma Evangelical Lutheran Church Sunday Masses: 9 am English, 11 am Polish Brooklyn Heights U.C.C. Sunday evening service: 6 pm 5280 Broadview Rd. (North & Tuxedo Ave.) Sunday School: 10:00 am Rev. Dr. Lee Holliday Thursday evening Bible Study, 7 pm Phone: 351-6376 Pastor: Donald E. Frantz II 2005 W. Schaaf Rd. Phone: 216-741-2280 Good gospel singing & preaching Sunday Worship 10:20 am Sat. 5:15 pm. ROMAN CATHOLIC Sunday School: 9 - 10 am. Coffee, 8:30 Nursery with adult supervision Harmony Baptist Church Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Sunday Worship & Church School: 10 am 4020 Ridge Rd., Brooklyn St. James Lutheran Church 4423 Pearl Rd. Phone: 216-749-2323 4771 Broadview Rd. Phone: 216-351-6499 Pastor: Fr. LeRoy J. Moreeuw, C.PP.S. Pastor: David Wojnarowski Pastor: Paul W. Hoffman Masses: Sat. 4:30 pm; Sun., 8:30 & 11am Brooklyn Trinity U.C.C. Phone. 216-351-3740 Sunday Worship: 8 & 10:30 am / Sat. Serv: 5 pm. Weekday Masses: Mon.-Sat., 8 am 8720 Memphis Ave: Phone: 216-661-0227 Sunday Worship: 11am & 6 pm. Sunday School & Bible Class: 9:15 am School Phone: 216-741-3685 Pastor: Rev. Robert Z. Lahr Sunday School: 9:45 am; Wed. Prayer 7 pm Website: stjamescleve.com Sunday School & Worship: 10:30 am Church of St. Leo The Great BYZANTINE CATHOLIC St. Marks Lutheran Church 4940 Broadview Rd. 4464 Pearl Rd. Phone: 216-749-3545 Phone: 216-661-1006 St. Luke’s U.C.C. Pastor: Richard E. Kurth 4216 Pearl Rd. (corner Memphis Ave.) St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church Sunday Worship: 10:15 am, Sat. - 5 pm. Pastor: Fr. Russ Lowe 4600 State Rd. Phone: 216-741-7979 Sunday School & Adult Bible Study, 9 am Masses: Sat., 4 pm. Sun., 8 am, 10 am & 12 noon Phone: 216-351-4422 Pastor: Very Rev. Steven Koplinka Elementary School: grades K - 8 Pastor: Gerald Madasz Father Deacon: Joseph Hnat, 216-233-4118. Saint Barbara Church Saturday Evening service 5 pm Divine Liturgies: Sat. Vigil, 4 pm.; Sunday, Unity Lutheran Church 1505 Denison Ave. Sunday Worship: 10:15 am 11 am; Holy days, 9 am. Crystal Chalet 4542 Pearl Rd. - Phone: 216-741-2085 Phone: 216-741-2067 Phone: 216-749-4504 Rev. Peeter Pirn - Worship Service: 9:30 am Administrator: Fr. Lucjan Stokowski UNITED METHODIST School #: 216-749-7980 Pre-School #: 216-351-8121 Sunday School & Adult Study: 11am Masses: Sat., 4:30 pm; Preschool/Day Care 3-12 yrs. www.unity- Sun., 9 am, 11am (Polish) lutheran.org Brooklyn Memorial UMC CHARISMATIC 2607 Archwood Ave. Phone: 216-459-1450 Corpus Christi Church NON-DENOMINATIONAL Pastor: Rev. Pamela Buzalka Good News Ministires Church 5204 Northcliff Ave., Sun. Worship: 10:45 am. Sun. school 10 am 3705 West 36th. (W. 36th & Mapledale Ave.) Phone: 216-351-8738 Circle of Inner Light Spiritual Community Pastor: Fr. Russell Lowe Tues., Weekday wonders bible study, 11 am. Phone:216-398-4913 Everyone welcome! Pastor: Ernie Green. 4815 Broadview Rd. Swedenborg Chapel. Masses: Sat., 4:30 pm; Sun., 10 am. Sunday Worship, 11 am 216-398-7743. Ministers, Rev. Virginia Collins Weekday Mass: Mon. & Wed., 9 am. Pearl Rd. United Methodist Church TV - Tues. 6:30 pm. Ch.21- 9 pm Ch. 26. Spiritualist services, prayer & healing circle, study 4200 Pearl Rd. Phone: 216-661-5642 Fri. 6:30 pm, Ch 21 Time Warner Channel. classes, ceremonies (marriage, memorial, etc.) Life PRESBYTERIAN Pastor: Rev. Paul Wilson coaching, Yoga. www.circleofinnerlight.com Sunday Worship & Sunday School: 10 am EVANGELICAL Brooklyn Presbyterian Church (USA) Adult Study & Coffee Hour: 11 am LTeacherforlife@aol.com 4308 Pearl Rd. at Spokane Ave. Free hunger meal Thursdays: 6 pm Grace Church Institute Of Divine Metaphysical Research Phone: 216-741-8331 Rev. Adrienne Lloyd http://www.gbgm-umc.org/pearl-road-umc Sunday Worship: 10:00 am. (Cafe Oasis following) 4150 Pearl Rd. Free Public Lectures. Sun. Worship: 10:30 am. Sun. school 10:15 am Parking at Busch Funeral Home SEPTEMBER 2009 OLD BROOKLYN NEWS PAGE 11 SERVICE DIRECTORY & CLASSIFIED APPLIANCE REPAIRREPAIR HANDYMAN HEDGEMAN TRIMMING SERVICES. For MAKKOS PAINTING & DECORATING. METRO APPLIANCE REPAIR. Low serv- HANDYMAN. Minor electrical & plumbing, all your trimming needs. We provide the follow- Interior and Exterior painting - ceiling and dry- ice charge, senior discounts all work guaran- locks changed, concrete repairs, roof repair & ing services. Free estimates, hedgetrimming, wall repairs - staining - ceiling texturing - faux teed. Washers, dryers, ranges, refrigerators & gutters, painting, drywall. Call Porter, 216- weeding, mulching, light landscaping, low cost. finishes - quality work guaranteed - free esti- dishwashers. Call 216-741-4334. 326-9993, for free estimate. For spring clean-up call Joe at 216-906-1963. mates, insured. Call Jeff Makkos, 216-661-8234. AUTO PARTS AUTO PARTS HOME IMPROVEMENT JOHN’S LAWN SERVICE. Lawn mowing & PLUMBING BRING TOOLS, pull parts, save money! CUSTOM PAINTING & REMODELING trimming. General yard maintenance. No con- A1 AFFORDABLE PLUMBING. All plumb- Pearl Road Auto Wrecking, 5000 Pearl Rd. by John Zitiello Interior/ Exterior Painting tracts necessary. Very reasonable rates with ing problems. Water heaters, gas lines, sewers 216-661-8410. Hours are: M-F, 8-6, Sat., 8-4. Affordable bathroom renovations/new con- reliable service. Free estimates. Call John & drains. 216-688-1288. struction of basement bathrms Drywall instal- 440-888-4842. AUTO REPAIR AUTO REPAIR lation/ Finishing Roofing, layovers, tear offs BEN FRANKLIN PLUMBING (Formerly PARKWAY AUTOMOTIVE 4129 Pearl Rd. Fully insured, bonded & licensed. Senior dis- OLD BROOKLYN LANDSCAPING B. McDermott Plumbing Co.) 4th Generation at Henninger. Come see Earl now on Pearl. count. Call 216-324-JOHN (5646). Serving Old Brooklyn for over 35 yrs. Spring of Master Plumbers. Bonded & insured. All 216-741-0750. clean-up, lawn maintenance, dethatching & phases of plumbing -- new, repair, alterations. OLD TYME RESTORATION. Home aeration, shrub removal & installation, hedge Call 216-741-5131. remodel & rehab. Commercial storefront. trimming. Call Chuck at 216-661-6013. CONCRETE SLAB LEVELING Cabinet installation. Painting, masonry, roof- DeVite’s CONCRETE LEVELING - raising & SOUTH HILLS HARDWARE. Complete ing, locks changed, plumbing & electrical. MAIDS AND CLEANING SERVICES SERVICES plumbing services. Hot water tanks installed. lowering of concrete slabs. No holes drilled. Free chimney inspection. Chimney relining. Sidewalks, driveways, patios. All leveling INCREDIBLY CLEAN - “NO job too big or Drains cleaned. 216-749-2121. No Job too small! 216-318-0006. too small” Commercial & residential. One guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 216-269-7000. time, by weeekly, weekly & monthly. reason- REMOVAL TREE REMOVAL JOES COMPLETE HOME CARE - sewer & DEMOLITION/HAULING able rates. Over 10 yrs. exp. Call 216-351-000 TREE SERVICE. Cut down trees, stump foundation work, siding, windows, doors, roof- HAULING - ALL TYPES. Garage demolition. or 440-390-9134. removal. Free estimates. Call Richard’s, 216- ing, interior & exterior painting. All general Call Richard’s, 216-661-7608. repairs & demolition. 20 yrs. experience, satis- 661-7608. MAID YOUR WAY - Whole house cleaning. fation guaranteed. Call Joe at 440-342-0944. From ceiling to baseboards. Move outs, move HAULING - Real Estate Rental & Rehab-ing ins.. Weekly, bi-monthly, monthly. Baths, tub Services. Call Tony 216-372-1241. INSURANCE & tile, kitchens. Green cleaning products. CLASSIFIED NATIONWIDE INSURANCE is now offer- Senior discounts. Call Joy 216-398-6432. DESIGN- SPEC FOR RENT ing Auto, Home, Life, & Business insurance RESIDENTIAL DRAFTING - Energy FURNISHED OFFICE - 600 sq ft. $425 per policies as low as $35 a month. Call a local PAINT & ACCESSORIES Calucaltions. (“RES’-check) Building Code month. Memphis Ridge area. Contact Ginny - agent at 216-351-5700 today!!! ATTENTION Painting Contractors, Consultations-Home Inspections. Call 330- 216-635-1971. Building & Homeowners. Quality paint & 687-1666 or email email@example.com. LANDSCAPING accessories. Large inventory as low as $5.99 CRAIGS SIMPLY TURF -Fall clean-ups lawn FURNISHED OFFICE - 300 sq ft. $225 per per gallon. Name brand paint & hardware month. Memphis Ridge area. Contact Ginny - ELECTRICIAN aeration, lawn cutting, trimming, edging, shrub closeouts. Wallpaper specials $2.99 a roll. 4199 ELECTRICIAN FOR HIRE – Trouble-shooter. pruning, free estimates, Senior discount. Call 216-635-1971 Pearl Rd. @ Broadview. 216-661-7446. Install outlets, fixtures, fans, switches & panels. Craig 440-667-4311 cell or 440-845-5932 home. HELP WANTED Reasonable, licensed. Call Dale, 216-883-8934. NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need PAINTING DESIGNED LANDSCAPING BY OSH. employees to assemble products at home. No FRESH LOOK PAINTING - Interior paint- ELECTRICAL - UPGRADES - New circuits. Most of your needs. Light tree work, shrubs, selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. For ing/cleaning. Excellent work - references Violations corrected. Panel - Sub panels. EL12170. mulch & topsoil, edging, low voltage lighting, more info, call 1-985-646-1700, Dept. OH-6505. Insured. Other services available. Call Bob at Licensed, Bonded, Insured. Free estimates. Call garden ponds, patios. Fall clean-up. Home 216-401-4029. Bill Stanton at 216-398-5306 or 216-392-4276. 216-398-9868. Business, 216-402-2861 Senior WANTED discounts. EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE CHIPPEWA LAKE & PRODUCERS MILK JOE OLDJA Federal and state laws state that no person shall be discriminated against THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS while seeking to buy, lease or rent housing regardless of race, color, reli- ITEMS WANTED. Dinnerware, milk bottles, WIND & ICE DAMAGE. Repairs & rebuild TO THE FAIR HOUSING LAWS gion, sex national origin, handicap or familial status. This newspaper uniforms, photographs, pins, buttons or anything will not accept any advertising for real estate which expresses a prefer- chimney, steps, roofs, gutters, siding. All types ence, limitation or discrimination. CLEVELAND TENANTS ORGANIZATION is a fair housing agency available else. Call Don Workman, 216-661-2608. of brick & stone work. Free estimates. Call to persons who believe they have been discriminated against. Cleveland Tenants Organization is located at 2530 Superior Avenue. Cleveland, Ohio 44115 and may be reached at 363-5270 (discrimination complaint hotline) or 621- 440-243-2134. No Sunday calls. 1571 (tenant/landlord helpline). All advertisements for the sale or rental of a dwelling published in The Old Brooklyn OLD FISHING TACKLE of all kind. Rods, News are subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to express a preference, limitation or discrimination reels & lures, etc. Call Clarence, 216-749- on account of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status. Readers and advertisers are here- by informed that all housing opportunities advertising this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. 1016 or 216-407-6329. PAGE 12 OLD BROOKLYN NEWS SEPTEMBER 2009 Photo by George Shuba On Wednesday, July 8th, siblings Khyshi (left) and Tilak (right) Patel enjoyed ice Councilman Kevin Kelley helped celebrate the last day of the Cleveland Recreation Youth Tennis League cream cones at the annual Ben Franklin Community Garden ice cream social. by providing all the participants with ice cream from our neighborhood’s famous Honey Hut Ice Cream. Photos by George Shuba The Ben Franklin Community Garden, 1905 Spring Rd., was honored to be chosen as the starting point for Cleveland’s Urban Harvest Garden Tour on Saturday, August 15th. Mayor Frank Jackson (in the photo on the left) was one of the dignitaries present. Those who attended had the opportunity to board Lolly the Trolley to tour other gardens around the city.
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