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Dunham Tavern Musem Tour with Cleveland Rotary - July 8, 2022

The Rotary Club of Cleveland had a special meeting at the Dunham Tavern Museum on Thursday July 28, 2022. Once a stagecoach stop on Buffalo-Cleveland-Detroit post road, today Dunham Tavern Museum is the oldest building still standing on its original site in the city of Cleveland.

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Photos and videos of the Dunham Tavern Museum Tour

Cleveland Tall Ships Festival - Port of Cleveland - July 7 - 10, 2022

The Cleveland Tall Ships Festival returned to Lake Erie for a 4-day maritime celebration. Serving as the second host port of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2022 race series, Cleveland was honored to welcome a fleet of historic tall ships from harbors through the United States, Canada and Spain.

Nao Trinidad Tall Ship from Huelva Spain

Nao Trinidad Tall Ship from Huelva Spain

Photos and videos of the Cleveland Tall Ship Festival


Nela Park GE Lighting Holiday Light Display 2021

Nela Park is the headquarters of GE Lighting, located in East Cleveland, Ohio. Nela Park is the first industrial park in the world and was home to most of the lighting breakthroughs of the last century. Thomas Edison was a founder. Albert Einstein and other notables visited. Dan Hanson was raised in East Cleveland and his family visited the world-famous Christmas lighting display every Christmas season. You used to be able to drive through the campus but in recent years the display is all along Noble Rd. He takes us on a tour of the 2021 display.

National Football League (NFL) 2021 draft in Cleveland

The National Football League (NFL) is hosting the 2021 draft live in Cleveland. A stage is being created between First Energy Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Stage for 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland

Stage for 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland

Stage for 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland

On Mall C there are large helmets of all the NFL football teams.

Rows of NFL football helmets in Cleveland

See more photos and a video of the NFL Helmets display


Orchid Mania at Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers at their annual flower show, Orchid Mania. From the moment you enter, you will see colorful displays of orchids everywhere.

Orchid from Orchid Mania at Cleveland Botanical Gardens 2020

This year Orchid Mania celebrates the natural beauty of Vietnam, and the Vietnamese culture that cherishes nature and plants. From the warm tropical forests and expansive coastline to rolling hills and mountains, plant diversity thrives throughout Vietnam. Orchids grown in the region are diverse and celebrated throughout the year. Orchid Mania explores four highlights of plant culture in Vietnam – natural areas, agriculture, food, and flowers.

Vietnam street display at Orchid Mania

See photos, videos and more information on Orchid Mania

Cleveland Mayor Ralph J. Perk remembered

Interview with Judge Ralph Perk Jr. in the Czech Cultural Garden in Cleveland about his father the late Mayor Ralph J. Perk. Mayor Perk was a leader in regionalism (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Regional Transit Authority, etc.) but maybe best known for his love of and support of the ethnic communities. He started the All Nations Festival in Cleveland and worked to start and then lead the American Nationalities Movement. The ANM led to the designation of Captive Nations Week in the 3rd week of July by every president from Eisenhower to Trump.


A Christmas Story house in Cleveland

The movie A Christmas Story is a holiday classic. It seemingly airs around the clock for weeks during the Christmas season and an annual Christmas Eve marathon showing attracts tens of millions of viewers. Many parts of the film are now iconic: the leg lamp, th tongue sticking to the flagpole, the bunny suit, the official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle and so on. Much of the movie was filmed in Cleveland - at the Higbee's department store and at what has become A Christmas Story House in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland.

A Christmas Story House

A Christmas Story House

See more photos from the A Christmas Story house in Cleveland

Larry Doby All-Star Playground Dedication

Originally constructed 22 years ago during the inaugural year of the Major League Baseball All-Star Legacy effort during the 1997 All-Star Week in Cleveland, the Larry Doby All-Star Playground has been renovated to include updated equipment and refurbished flooring. Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland - King Kennedy Club and youth in the nearby community will be able to use the Playground as a daily recreational outlet. The ribbon cutting took place with Larry Doby Jr. and Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan among others in attendance.

Mayor Jackson, Larry Doby Jr., Phyllis Cleveland and Senator Sherrod Brown

Mayor Jackson, Larry Doby Jr., Phyllis Cleveland and Senator Sherrod Brown

See Photos and videos of the Larry Doby Playground Dedication

Special Food Lineup for the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cleveland

Delaware North, the official food, beverage and retail partner of the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, announced a lineup of new items for the MLB All- Star Game. The menu showcases local favorites and ingredients such as Cleveland Kraut, a variety of pierogi and rich sausages.

Executive Chef Joshua Ingraham

Executive Chef Joshua Ingraham

Take a tour of the 15 new items (photos and videos) and learn about the new trends in ballpark foods and how Cleveland will be celebrated for its foodie scene.

Fully Loaded Pierogi

Fully Loaded Pierogi

Photos and videos of the All-Star Game Foods

Euclid Beach Park Pier

On Wednesday May 22, 2019 the Cleveland Metroparks had a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the Euclid Beach Pier. The new pier is 315-feet long and 16 to 24 feet wide, extending 150 feet over Lake Erie. The newest park amenity was designed to improve accessibility and offers guests clear views of the downtown skyline and historic Euclid Beach shoreline. The pier features three custom archways that pay homage to the historic park and former Euclid Beach Amusement Park.

Euclid Beach pier

New Euclid Beach Pier

See more photos and a video tour of the new Euclid Beach Pier

Walk under the bridge at Shooters by the Leif Erikson bust

One of the things we like most about the Flats in Cleveland is that they were, and most still are, working areas. The diverse bridges work, ships carry ore and other materials and it is all mixed in with the entertainment establishments. For years there has been a bust of Viking Explorer Leif Erikson near the entrance to Shooters on the west bank of Cleveland's Flats.

Leif Erikson bust and flag of Norway

Leif Erikson bust and flag of Norway

On a recent visit, Dan Hanson noticed that now you can walk under the piece of the bridge from the parking lot to the Cuyahoga River and see some of the ironwork of the bridge.

Photos and a short video tour of under the bridge

2018 Cleveland Events and Landmarks including:

Cleveland Indians renovate baseball fields in Hough

Superman wasn’t born on Krypton. He was born in Cleveland in this house

Cleveland Events and Landmarks before 2018

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