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Gloria Ferris
Cleveland, Ohio, where everything that rises must converge
mother of two
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Reprinting this wonderful commentary about the State of Our Trees here in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Much lip service is being allocated to increasing tree canopy, but just as this critical situation did not occur overnight neither will the solution.... Continue reading
See article from Scientific American magazine at-- It seems from the early photos that the smooth glass shingles from Tesla are quite similar in dimension to The Electronic Cottage’s early slate and subsequent asphalt roofs. We wonder whether there is a ridge-vent system and what it might look like. To... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at the electronic cottage
We came across this well-written history of Rhodes High School and thought it should be shared. There’s also a Wikipedia entry: Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Brooklyn Centre
A few days ago, we watched the movie TOO BIG TO FAIL. In it, we made note of this memorable quote, in boldface: In 2008, then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson phoned former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, seeking his input on ways to stabilize the economy. Greenspan "suggested that there was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Brooklyn Centre
There is a Native American saying that states “we do not own the earth we borrow it from our children”. Too often, we forget that the earth is not our own to do with what we want , but rather,... Continue reading Exceptional Bloomberg interview with John Bogle of Vanguard. Bogle’s ideas have developed along with our generation. They revolve around two simple concepts: indexing and mutuality of interests. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at ACT III
We've talked among ourselves for nearly a year about organizing a speaker's bureau, and I am announcing that we have our first speaking engagement in early June. Details to follow. I am the first speaker. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at The Speakers Bureau
At the March Stockyard, Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre Community Advisory Council I learned that Brooklyn Centre businessman Harry Farnsworth along with William Stinchcomb envisioned the Emerald Necklace and served as park commissioner as property was acquired for our beautiful park system. He suggested that “huge strips of land” be joined... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Brooklyn Centre
another test post Google Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at PHRAGMITES!
The Denison Avenue Cemetery was opened on February 1st, 1835, which makes it 181 years old today. It was formerly known as The Brooklyn Centre Burying Ground. Here are some links pertaining to the cemetery. Denison Index Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Brooklyn Centre
This was another component of the Denison Avenue streetscape demolished along the path of least resistance. A similar fate now awaits Wirth House at 3119 Denison, owned unused for 15 years by Art House, Inc. Image:Slide 2704 Denison - Spaulding Funeral Home.jpg From Brooklyn Centre Wiki Size of this preview:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
In Brooklyn Centre, people still wait for Wirth House and its sister property, the Belz House, to be renovated as promised more than 15 years and more than a million dollars of public funds later. Steven Litt, the PLAIN DEALER architecture writer, delivers a fairly balanced, dispassionate recap of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
Showing Betsey how I can do this. Continue reading
Here is a piece by Steven Litt from today’s PLAIN DEALER. CLEVELAND, Ohio – Wirth House, a decaying 19th-century landmark owned by the nonprofit Art House Inc. in Brooklyn Centre, finally appears headed for demolition after 14 years of debate over whether to keep or toss it. In split votes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
Here’s the agenda from the Thursday, June 11th, meeting of the Cleveland Landmarks Commission, in which there was discussion of points surrounding Art House, Inc., Wirth House, Belz House, and the streetscape. CALL TO ORDER CHAIR'S REPORT Laura Bala SECRETARY'S REPORT Donald Petit (Interim) CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS Photo Gallery 1.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
Resurrecting three posts done by Craig Bobby relative to Wirth House, for background to the current dialogue. Monday, June 11, 2007 WIRTH HOUSE.........AGAIN!! It has been called to my attention that it has been way, way, way too long since I last made a post. True. The blog is not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
We received this email yesterday from our friends at the city: On June 11, 2015, at 9:00am in Room 514 of Cleveland City Hall, the Cleveland Landmarks Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss and review the new Art House Project, a federally-funded undertaking that includes the demolition of... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
1. Here are the details for the 9:30 AM memorial services at Riverside Cemetery, 3607 Pearl Road: 2. And here are the details for the 11:00 AM services at Denison Cemetery, also known as the Brooklyn Centre Burying Grounds, at 2300 Ellen Alley, at the east end of Garden Avenue: Gloria Ferris 216-351-0254 Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at G. Ferris
I thought things were swell when I could look forward to being taken on my appointments by one of those driverless cars. Now, things are about to get even better. The country’s largest health insurer is putting telemedicine on par... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at ACT III
Living in Brooklyn Centre, we sometimes take for granted the amenities that surround us. One big plus for pursuing a healthful lifestyle is Gold’s Gym at Biddulph Plaza. We may have lost the running track and the tennis courts at Brookside Park, but Gold’s is something we can use year-round... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
In Boston, they know that May is Historic Preservation Month. There's nary a peep out of our own Cleveland Restoration Society, though, and we can say the same for the National Trust for Historic Preservation -- Please, somebody, tell me I'm wrong. May is Historic Preservation Month - The Emerald... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
More on Preservation Week as conceived by the ALA. April 26-May 2, 2015. Promotes the role of libraries & other institutions in preserving personal and public collections and treasures. (13) Preservation Week Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
Everybody’s getting into the act, April 26-May 2, 2015. Event Toolkit The American Library Association has created this Event Toolkit to help libraries and other institutions celebrate Preservation Week. The press kit, event planning ideas, and event promotion tips will help lay the groundwork for a successful event. Information on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre
Two Case Western Reserve students joined five Brooklyn Centre Naturalists today to pick up trash, cut down Japanese Knotweed, prune plants, rake leaves and much, much more. I have a friend who says that the people who show up are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at Brooklyn Centre