Here are a few photos taken in downtown Cleveland last week. The photos feature the Christmas tree and holiday lights on Public Square, the Arcade, and Tower City. Have a Merry Christmas, and a happy holiday season and New Year!
Here’s a new video from the Downtown Cleveland Alliance showcasing all the great things going on in the city – and the great people that are keeping the energy going as well. Being a lifelong Cleveland area resident, I must point out that I didn’t see any winter scenes in this video; the weather can be brutal here. But nothing beats the spring and summer months!
Cleveland’s West Side Market celebrates its 100th birthday this week. To celebrate, here is a gallery of some photos I took at the market during recent visits. It’s not only a fantastic place to shop for food, but the building itself is a great space. (Click on any image to open the photo gallery.)
Here’s a current exterior photo of the Cleveland Trust Rotunda building and the Ameritrust Tower. The tower was designed by architect Marcel Breuer, who is known for the “brutalist” style. The tower was initially intended to be the home of the Cuyahoga Country offices, but after years of county mismanagement in trying to renovate the structure, the county trying (unsuccessfully) to sell the property, and the country corruption scandal/trial/convictions, the tower and the rotunda remain in limbo. The new county administration is looking at consolidating all its properties and hopefully in the process, someone will take up the task of getting these 2 building back in use. The Cleveland Trust Rotunda is an exceptional space and it would be wonderful to see it open and in use again. Having never been inside the Ameritrust Tower, I can’t speak to the interior of that facility, but I can say it is a very important structure in the world of architecture
The Cleveland Trust rotunda is on the corner of East 9th Street and Euclid Avenue (US Route 20), with the Ameritrust Tower directly next door on East 9th.
Here are a few photos I took this past weekend of the exterior of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, with the large decorated Fender-style guitars from Guitarmania 2012. (Click on any image for a larger view.)
Cleveland Ohio hosted Marine Week from June 11-17. 2012. With “chamber of commerce” weather conditions, many people flocked to the downtown area to take in the events. Here are several photos taken by my husband at Public Square and of the displays at Voinovich Park near the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
(Cleveland, OH) The I-X Center proudly announces the return of International Beer
Fest, the largest showcase and competition of world beers in the Midwest, held May 11
& 12, 2012, at the I-X Center in Cleveland. The event will feature three public tasting
sessions with over 200 stellar breweries from around the world pouring upwards of 800
select beers – tickets are on sale now at www.ixbeerfest.com.
“We were very pleased with the attendance last year, and are looking to build on the
excitement and enthusiasm the event generated,” said Robert Peterson, President, I-X
Center. “International Beer Fest has quickly grown to become the largest beer centric
festival in the Midwest, and we hope to get bigger and better with each installment.”
International Beer Fest features appearances by celebrity brewers, respected authors
and entertaining personalities sharing enlightening industry insights on The
SPEAKeasy, Brew U and Tasting Room stages. From discussions to demonstrations
and food pairings, renowned beer experts reveal how they have shaped the industry and
will meet patrons during interactive sessions (schedules can be found on
www.ixbeerfest.com). In addition to the stages, the Real Ale Bar returns to the show
floor with a variety of cask-conditioned beer, including Founder’s Brewing Company’s
International Beer Fest Features:
Educational programming abounds at Brew U, where beer-centric demonstrations and
discussions presented by regional brewers highlight trends in beer styles, food pairings,
economic developments and sustainable brewing.
The International Beer Fest Awards Ceremony is hosted on The SPEAKeasy stage
between scheduled presentations across all three sessions by some of the world’s most
highly regarded brewmasters and industry professionals.
The Tasting Room offers seminars on food and beer pairings identifying beer flavors
Vendors specializing in beer-related products offer their wares on the Fest Floor.
Officially licensed brewery apparel and event merchandise will be available exclusively
in the Festival Store.
Live entertainment including a Silent Disco, plus a selection of Cleveland’s premier
Food Trucks and more!
NEW! Mixology Bar and Meads & Cider Showcase, featuring a full-range of unique beer
All features are included with ticket purchase. Patrons keenly interested in exceptional
beers and a unique encounter can also purchase a VIP exBEERience ticket which
includes all of the Fest Features above, PLUS additional tasting tickets, commemorative
t-shirt and access to the VIP Brewers Lounge, where tappings of limited edition beers
not available on the main floor, complimentary hor d’oeurves and the opportunity to meet
and mingle with renowned brewers are available.
Session 1 -- Friday, May 11 from 7-11 p.m.
Session 2 -- Saturday, May 12 from 1-5 p.m.
Session 3 -- Saturday, May 12 from 7-11 p.m.
Single-Session General Admission
(Choose from Session 1, 2, or 3): $45
Single-Session “VIP exBEERience”
(Choose from Session 1, 2, or 3): $75
ALL-Session General Admission
(Includes ALL 3 Sessions): $120
ALL-Session “VIP exBEERience”
(Includes ALL 3 Sessions): $200
To maximize the VIP exBEERience, only a limited number of tickets are available.
General Admission Ticket includes:
Admission to selected session(s)
36 tasting tickets good for 2-ounce pours each
Commemorative tasting cup
Access to all public special appearances, demonstrations and educational programming
VIP exBEERience Admission Ticket includes:
ALL benefits of General Admission PLUS....
6 additional tasting tickets good for 2-ounce pours each
Access to VIP Brewers Lounge to enjoy select rare and/or limited edition beers
Opportunity to meet and mingle with prominent Brewers
Complimentary hors d’oeurves and food pairings
International Beer Fest is held May 11 & 12, 2012, at the I-X Center in Cleveland,
Ohio, One I-X Center Drive on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. It is
easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike. Tickets may be purchased
online at www.ixbeerfest.com. For more information call 216.265.7468 or visit us online
at www.ixbeerfest.com. Follow International Beer Fest on Facebook and Twitter!
I finally found the spare time to convert some of my old slide photos to a digital format, and found a few photos from inside the old Cleveland Stadium. It was the fall of 1977, and the Cleveland Browns were playing the Oakland Raiders. Sadly, the Browns lost. But, at least these photos survived the game.
Welcome to Russ Mitchell, who came from CBS News to Cleveland to anchor the 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM newscasts on WKYC. He’s a welcome addition; his experience and crisp, concise delivery of the news brings some real class to local news in Northeast Ohio. Here are two videos from WKYC – one including Brian Williams from NBC News – to help introduce Russ to viewers.
RIVR Media has announced they are producing a television shooting in the Cleveland, Ohio area and are seeking a Cleveland area resident to be featured on a home renovation show.
Here is the press release from RIVR Media with all the details:
CALLING ALL HOMEOWNERS AFFECTED BY SOME SORT OF
CASTING HOME RENOVATION TV SHOW IN CLEVELAND!
A Network television show is coming to the Cleveland area to help redecorate and rebuild an area of your home! If you've been gravely affected by some kind of catastrophe like a fire, flood or even mold, we want to help you.
We'll use your homeowner's insurance to clean up the mess, rebuild the space and then a nationally recognized designer will come in and fully decorate the area...and all over the course of just one week. With the help of our highly skilled team of experts, you'll be able to move back into your house quickly and your home will be even more beautiful than it once was.
If this sounds like something for you, please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
• Name • Contact Information (email and/or phone) • Home Address (just zip code is fine) • Brief description of the disaster • 1 photo of the EXTERIOR of the home affected • 2-3 photos of the INTERIOR of the home affected. **Please note: These photos should be as WIDE as possible to see the entire room and the scope of the damage. • 1-2 photos of yourself and/or anyone living in the home affected (group shots preferred)
We look forward to being able to help. This show is a RIVR Media Production ( www.rivr.com )