It's not often that you can go back in time and see the world as it once was played out in modern times. It proves that it can be done. This is the family unity that we seek. This is what made America great.
I look forward to the day that we can all meet in the same way as a family who celebrates together.
Dr. Michael Krasnyansky, Chairman of The Board of the New Cleveland Ballet, spoke at the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on April 14, 2015. He told how the original Cleveland Ballet left Cleveland for California 15 years ago. The New Cleveland Ballet is now being formed.
Here are 3 young ladies from the Cleveland Ballet Youth Company who performed a dance from Masquerade at the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.
Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is a classically trained youth ballet group made up of young dancers of exceptional potential. The mission of the Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is to train dancers (ages 14-19) in preparation of fulfilling Cleveland Ballet's core of professional dancers.
Where's My Mom? Where's My Dad? by Joseph Patrick Meissner
I think back and regret that I did not spend more time with Mom and more time with Dad. There is no way to go back, and enjoy their company. There is no more opportunity for quiet walks in the Euclid Park or sitting on the wooden benches above the creek and enjoying the tumbling waters.
So I wind up this essay by giving you some expensive lawyer advice. If your Mom is still alive , call her right now. Make a simple call and listen to her gripes and complaints of pains.
Visit your Dad if he is still among the living. Give him a few minutes of your valuable listening time. But for me, it is too late.
Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s Classic Company, crowns its 2014-15 season with William Shakespeare magical masterpiece, The Tempest. The production will be performed in the company’s intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, April 10-26, 2014. Drew Barr directs the production.
I've reached the age where . . . 'happy hour' is a nap.
Senior Wedding Humor
Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Miami, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore. Jacob suggests they go in.
Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: "Are you the owner?" The pharmacist answers,"Yes."
Jacob: "We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"
Pharmacist: "Of course we do."
Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?"
Pharmacist: "All kinds."
Jacob: "Medicine for rheumatism?"
Jacob: "How about suppositories?"
Pharmacist: "You bet!"
Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis and Alzheimer's?"
Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The Works."
Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson's disease?"
Jacob: "Everything for heartburn and indigestion?"
Pharmacist: "We sure do."
Jacob: "You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?"
Pharmacist: "All speeds and sizes."
Jacob: "Adult diapers?"
Jacob: "We'd like to use this store as our Bridal Registry."
Pain by Maury Feren
Today I am going to spend a little time talking about pain. I'm not sure where this is going to take me since there are so many aspects to this subject. It is a fact of life but it encompasses everyone at some point but we all try to escape one way or another.
It has always bothered me why no one has been able to answer this question. Do you have to suffer in order to enjoy the benefits of feeling good? Then there is pain and suffering. That is another facet that I might get to discuss a little later. But here is the big one. How do you put all of this together when your doctor tells you that you only has 6 months to live?
Advice from Dear Webby - Different Political Views than Friends
It seems like I have very different political beliefs than most of my friends. Whenever they start talking politics I just back off, not wanting to make waves. But then I get home and feel like a wimp for not standing up for what I think is right.
And I don't want them to think I agree with them because I am not arguing. What can I do?
How did The Nut Shop get to be our hangout? I don't know, but that was where we landed when we had outgrown the neighborhood playground. It was just a short walk up 101st street to Euclid Avenue--"Uptown"-- where there were five movie theaters competing for your popcorn and Goobers change. I can see their beckoning lights even now: University, Keith's RKO, Alhambra, Circle, and Loew's Park.
Was it "Rock Around the Clock" that blared from the loudspeaker outside the storefront that drew us in? If so, Then Bill Haley and the Comets must have been our Pied Piper.
Senior Discount Tickets for the Cleveland Orchestra
Senior discount tickets are available for the season's performances of the Cleveland Orchestra. These tickets must be purchased in person only at the box office at Severance Hall and are available on Monday and through the week of the performance. The tickets are $30 and are on a first come basis.
All performances are at the magnificent Severance Hall. This is a good opportunity to see and hear one of the best orchestras in the world at a good price. by Lynn Priemer
Antique Roadshow is coming to Cleveland
Antique Roadshow is coming to Cleveland and you can be part of it. WVIZ/PBS will host an all-day appraisal event on Saturday, July 11, 2015. (Time and place to be announced) The show has not been to Cleveland since 2002.
The deadline to apply for free tickets is April 6, 2015. At the appraisal event approximately 5,000 to 6,000 ticketed guests will receive free valuations of their antiques and collectibles. Tickets are given by a random drawing and will be mailed three weeks before the show.
Antiques Roadshow is also accepting furniture submission to appraise and display on the set. The deadline for submissions is also April 6, 2015.
To apply for tickets got to ideastream.org or call 216-916 6301 for a postcard to apply for tickets. by Lynn Priemer
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In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft.
Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.
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