Today’s photo is of a Cleveland RTA HeathLine bus traveling down Euclid Ave. past the City Club of Cleveland. The City Club of Cleveland was incorporated in 1912 and is known as “America’s Citadel of Free Speech”. It is the longest continuous independent free speech forum in the country. Several Presidents have spoken at the City Club including Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and every President since Jimmy Carter. Some other notable speakers at the City Club include Robert F. Kennedy, Douglas MacArthur, Henry Louis Gates, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu who called the City Club “a beacon, a symbol and a sentinel for freedom, for justice, for tolerance”.
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Today’s Quote: “The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny”. – Hugo Black
The Cleveland Fire Fighters IAFF Local 93 has posted the following info on their website: “The new Cleveland Fallen Firefighters Memorial was made to honor those firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice. The new memorial is more representational of firefighting and is located in one of the most visible sites in Cleveland.
It is at the corner of Erieside Ave and Lerner Way at 362 Erieside, between Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Science Center, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It is our goal to keep alive the memory and sacrifice of these brave men, and in doing so will honor past, present and future fire fighters.
The Cleveland Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial was dedicated on June15th, 2007”.
For more info: http://iafflocal93.org/memorial.htm
Today’s Quote: “A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted”. – Andrew Bernstein
The Cleveland Skyline – Cleveland got the nickname “The 6th City” during the early 1900’s when its population made it the 6th largest city in the country. Cleveland had the sixth largest population in the 1910, 1930 and 1940 U.S. Federal census. As of the 2010 Census, the city proper had a total population of 396,815. That makes Cleveland the 45th largest city in the United States. That being said Cleveland is part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which in 2000 had a population of 2,945,831, and ranked as the country’s 14th largest.
Today’s Quote: “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature”. – John D. Rockefeller
If you have never seen a play at the Hanna Theater in Playhouse Square you are missing out. The atmosphere is great and everything is modern. The Hanna Theatre opened March 28, 1921, and would go on to host such stage and film luminaries as Al Jolson, Katherine Hepburn, Henry
Fonda, Ethel Barrymore, Ginger Rogers, Helen Hayes, Mary Martin and Yul Brynner. In 2008, the Hanna underwent a renovation to add a thrust stage, re-work its seating to 550 and become the main performance base for Playhouse Square’s long-time constituent, Great Lakes Theater. Few people know that the famous Tom Hanks got his first acting job right here in Cleveland with the Great Lakes Theater Festival. He worked 3 summers with Great Lakes making $45 per week. Playhouse Square is the second largest performing arts center in the country, behind only
New York City.
For more info: http://www.playhousesquare.org/default.asp?playhousesquare=62&objId=2
Today’s Quote: Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. – John Quincy Adams
Northeast Ohio’s beautiful rolling landscape and changing seasons make for some great and challenging golf courses. Make sure that you get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer.
Check out this link for a list of local courses:
If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf. –
Today’s photo is of the main staircase in the Cleveland Trust Company rotunda.The Cleveland Trust Company was established in 1894. In 1903 Cleveland Trust merged with the Western Reserve Trust Co. and in 1908 it built a new headquarters bldg. at E. 9th and Euclid. This building is still there today but it is now called the Ameritrust Building. By 1977 The Cleveland Trust Company had 120 branches, $5 billion in assets and it managed $7 billion in trust funds for its clients. CleveTrust changed its name to the AmeriTrust Corp. in 1979 and became part of Society Bank in 1991. Three years later Society merged with KeyCorp making it the nation’s 11th largest bank.
For more information about the Cleveland Trust Company please visit: http://ech.cwru.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=A8
Today’s Quote: “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” – Alexis de Tocqueville
Today’s photo is of the Cleveland Skyline from Edgewater Park. Edgewater Park is located on Cleveland’s west side and has beautiful views of the city. This park is divided into upper and lower areas that are connected by a paved bicycle path and fitness course.
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Today’s Quote:”Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe”. – Voltaire
Giraffes can grow to 18 feet tall and are the largest living mammals on earth. These two beautiful animals can be found in the African Plains at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
For more info: http://www.clemetzoo.com/animals/index.asp?action=details&animals_id=1045
Today’s Quote: “God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things”. – Pablo Picasso
Spring in Cleveland
Spring time has officially arrived in Cleveland! Normally that doesn’t mean much because it’s still 40 degrees outside along with clouds and rain. This year however is different because it has been absolutely beautiful outside with record setting temperatures. Make sure to go outside and enjoy the weather and the flowers.
Today’s Quote: “Earth laughs in flowers”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today’s photo is of the Center Rd. swing bridge. Built in 1901 by the King Bridge Co., this is the last remaining swing bridge in Cleveland. For more info on this important landmark please visit:
Today’s Quote: “A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it”. -Oscar Levant