On Saturday, January 19th, we attended the Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio (FICA)’s celebration of India’s 70th year as a republic at the Embassy Suites hotel in Independence. As Mr. Sudarshan R. Sathe, the Chairperson of the FICA Board of Trustees, said during the ceremonies and wrote in the souvenir booklet: “While India became independent from British rule on August 15th, 1947, she became a full Constitutional
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After leaving the Cleveland’s Clinic’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, we went to the City Club for a Friday luncheon program. There, our friend, Mr. Rick Jackson, Senior Host/Producer of Ideastream interviewed Mr. Denis Hayes who was instrumental in the organization of the first Earth Day in April, 1970. They discussed how the publicity surrounding the Cuyahoga River fire of 1969 helped lay the groundwork for the passage of
On Friday, January 18th, our first event for the day took us to the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center on Carnegie Avenue where we attended the Cleveland Clinic’s 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. The format for the morning was a community breakfast followed by a program. We, of course, encountered quite a few local public servants that we knew, like Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, City Council President Kevin J. Kelley,
On Thursday evening, January 17th, we went to the Cleveland Public Theatre on Detroit Avenue to attend the first night of Entry Point 2019, a new play development program that would continue on Friday and Saturday, the 18th and 19th. According to its poster, Entry Point “a platform for artists to develop work in the early stages of creation, presented across multiple stages in a festival-like atmosphere. Audience members enjoy
On Thursday, January 17th, our first event of the day was an Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce “Coffee Contacts” networking session which, on this occasion, took place at Howard’s Jewelry Center at the Great Lakes Mall in Mentor. Mr. Lou Fatica, the Operation Manager for Howard’s Jewelry Center, addressed the gathering. He talked about its history, new leadership changes, as well as a planned consolidation. On a more poignant
On Wednesday afternoon, January 16th, we went to a “Say My Name” workshop at the Nord Center at CWRU put on by Center for International Affairs, as they do at the start of every semester. As the notice read, the “Say My Name” workshop is “part of the center’s Global Talk Series, which provides assistance to faculty and staff in the areas of internationalization, international student support, and study abroad.”
On Tuesday, January 15th, we went to the Maltz Museum on Richmond Road in Beachwood for attend a Daytime Coffee Talk in which Dr. Peter J. Haas, the Abba Hillel Silver Professor Emeritus at CWRU, spoke about David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister and Founder of the State of Israel. During the presentation, we sat next to Ms. Erika Gold, a neat lady who volunteers countless hours of her time
We have long been aware of the worthy actions of Ms. Kelsey Fischer, Program Manager at HOLA. We wanted to know more about her and what motivated her to devote so much of her time and energy to this cause so we made a date to sit down and talk with her at Starfish and Coffee, a delectable coffee house in Painesville. Particularly in light of the highly controversial “zero
On Monday, January 14th, we decided to trust the weather reports that indicated that there would be no serious snow and drive over to Youngstown to attend the monthly City Club of the Mahoning Valley “Views and Brews” that took place at Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts on North Phelps Street. Before the program got started, we visited with Mr. Chris Tennant who heads Thrive Mahoning Valley, a non-profit devoted to improving accessibility
On Sunday, January 13th, we really enjoyed attending a concert titled Unified Voices-Songs for Social Justice at the Forest Hill Church on Monticello Blvd. in Cleveland Heights, which raised funds on behalf of HOLA Ohio through accepted donations of any amount from the concert-goers. It was only fitting that this concert take place at this locale because “Friends of HOLA” often meets at the Forest Hill Church, which also provided sanctuary to
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