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Gotta Groove presses collectible vinyl

by on 04/26/2017 - 04:42 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

A large cluster of industrial buildings that still remain on Cleveland’s near east side were once home to iron foundries, motors, tube, metals and machine works. Named after the once thriving Tyler Elevator Company, the area now is the hub to a cluster of small businesses referred to as Tyler Village, located at East 36th Street and Superior Avenue.
On the ground floor of Building 42, Gotta Groove Records has channeled the manufacturing past into a thriving vinyl record pressing facility. Gotta Groove Records began operations in 2009 and was the first new pressing plant to open in the United States in decades. It took some foresight for owner Vince Slusarz, after a 25-yea ...

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Structured summer play at the Church ...

by on 04/17/2017 - 04:11 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Smart Living

By Sam Weisend, The Church at Stony Hill
School’s almost out, but kids still need to keep their skills sharp. Signing your kids up for summer sports leagues and summer camps can keep them in the game from the end of one school year to the start of the next.  
Structured play provides children with an opportunity to hone their skills and have fun. Structured play is any fun, goal-oriented activity that enhances either physical or mental development. Unlike free play, structured play is moderated. Teachers, coaches and camp counselors guide activities and then ask, “What did you learn?”
Structured play encourages children to set goals, reflect, ...

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Staying active and engaged after reti...

by on 04/17/2017 - 03:43 pm
Categories: Community, Health & Beauty, Home, Smart Living

By Jeff Risner, Renaissance of Richfield/Bath
On the road to retirement, day in and day out, we eagerly inch closer to our reward for our life’s work. We dream of retirement as a time to relax or reinvent ourselves. When we get there, and the day comes when we can finally chuck that early morning alarm clock, reality sets in.
Now what?
The road ahead may look empty, particularly as we continue to live longer lives well past the age of retirement. We should forge ahead, and remember retirement is our time to rediscover our mind, body and spirit.
We’ve all heard it’s not the destination; it’s the journey. So let’s be there for i ...

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John...and the Voices

by on 03/28/2017 - 02:26 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
Minkin’s Music celebrated its 10th Anniversary within the Mimi Magazine publication in February 2017.
Always keeping your ear to the rail, listen to the explosive sound of my new local favorites, John Patrick & The Outside Voices. This five-piece wrecking crew just released their debut album Hound Dogs and is now barnstorming the country.
A charismatic performer, John Patrick Halling began his musical journey in 2013 as a solo performer doing open mics while paying the rent as a warehouse worker after attending Kent State University. He recorded a few full-band arrangements for his 2015 solo debut, Boy In The Water, resulting ...

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Tips for navigating the first year of...

by on 12/07/2016 - 10:27 am
Categories: Community, Smart Living

By Julie Regula
CVCC Career Specialist
The 100,000+ Ohio students calling themselves college freshman in the fall of 2016 will be entering a whole new world.
While working for Cuyahoga Valley Career Center for the past 16 years as a counselor, I’ve learned a lot about what to expect and how students can best navigate that first year on their own.
Academics: Setting Up a Support Network
The academics part of college is usually easier for most as there are clear-cut options. You must take ownership of going to class and being prepared. Teachers often don't even take attendance in college. Students need to be their own advocates to be successful, setting up their own support ...

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Emerging Artist: Margo Price

by on 11/02/2016 - 04:09 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
One evening back in January of 2015, I took a flyer after seeing a show in the downstairs portion of Music Box Supper Club. The show was billed as “Margo & The Pricetags” and featured just Margo Price on acoustic guitar and her husband Jeremy Ivery playing bass who hail from Nashville. They were traveling the Midwest performing songs as a duo, some newly written compositions, without their usual backing band.
I was instantly drawn to their music and kept them on my radar awaiting an eventual LP release.
Fast-forward to March of this year, Margo Price releases Midwest Farmer’s Daughter and it causes the biggest sti ...

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Hidden opportunities for college fina...

by on 10/11/2016 - 02:38 pm
Categories: Community, Smart Living

By Darden Blake,
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
For families and students, one of the most stressful components of heading off to college is answering the question, “How will we pay for it?”
At Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, we offer a host of seminars to help them come up with a solid answer.
In the gamut of financial aid, there are two categories: need-based and non-need-based.
Types of aid span Gift Aid, which is money that does not have to be paid back and is awarded on the basis of merit, skill or unique characteristic (scholarships and grants), and Self-Help Aid, which is money students and parents borrow to help pay college expenses that ...

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Deer Pass Golf Course swings into autumn

by on 09/23/2016 - 04:29 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Smart Living

By Chad Gibson, Deer Pass Golf Course
I would like to start off by offering our sincere thanks to the community for your continued support of Deer Pass Golf Course, and our growth to make it a better place to play. Our construction of the new 18 green and larger parking lot is now completed, and we have received many compliments on the upgrades.  
A big "Thank You!" for voting us "Best of the Best" public golf course for our continued improvements, community involvement, and friendly staff. I would also like to extend a "thank you" to my tremendous staff for going above and beyond every day. I am truly blessed to have them, and we're all fortunate to be a highly regard ...

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SMART Box System helps parents, stude...

by on 09/14/2016 - 04:19 pm
Categories: Community, Smart Living

By Darden Blake
Community Liaison
There are few undertakings in life as precarious as the college search. Parents and students are plunged into uncertainty and a mountain of paperwork...complicated forms, deadlines, testing dates and preparation, researching potential colleges and then planning college visits.
My job in the career development department at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center is to provide programming to parents and high school students to help them through the transition to college. Twelve years ago, when my own child was a sophomore in high school and we were starting to feel overwhelmed by the mountain of documents coming our way, I came up with a system to or ...

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Roger Hoover’s “Pastures”

by on 09/01/2016 - 02:19 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
There are several guitar gunslingers around Northeast Ohio, but there might not be one better than Roger Hoover.
A troubadour who early on had toured America with bandmates or alone, lately the talented songwriter has passed on chances for a life on the road away from his family life in Kent, Ohio. Time has passed, and, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Hoover was signed by Last Chance Records to hopefully push him to the next level once again with the release of Pastures on Friday, October 7.  
Hoover, along with producer Ryan Foltz, took a very organic and spontaneous approach to recording the album. If you listen clo ...

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